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Crunchyroll Simulcasts Rankings Teased

Anime viewership on the rise at the simulcast/streaming service

By Chris Beveridge     October 12, 2010

The World God Only Knows
© TV Tokyo

Over on Twitter this morning, Rob Pereyda, the VP of Licensing and Senior Director over at Crunchyroll, revealed a bit about how the new fall season of simulcasts are ranking up. No real statistics are given, but in talking about what's actually being watched and what titles are getting more views than others, it's certainly interesting to see. A lot of the discussion centered on how well Super Robot Wars OG The Inspector is doing and a lot of it is attributed to its access worldwide outside of Japan. While the show likely isn't doing too well with American audiences who haven't had a lengthy relationship with the games that they come from, or many of the shows associated with it, it's certainly going to play well to the Asian market in general.

  1. World God Only Knows
  2. Otome Yokai ZAKURO
  3. Sora No Otoshimono Forte
  4. Fortune Arterial
  5. Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Inspector
  6. Squid Girl
  7. Yumeiro Pâtissière Professional
  8. Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
  9. Tegami Bachi (Reverse)
  10. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

There are things worth noting here with all of this beyond just the ranking order itself. According to Mr. Pereyda, if you looked at the numbers last year, the tenth place show this year would have been in second or third place back then. Panty, Stocking & Garterbelt would have been their top show any other season but is ranked eighth this time around. The viewership is definitely increasing and it's interesting to see how the charts are changing in this regard. What was once considered a hit is now a good solid performer as those numbers are getting surpassed, seemingly significantly. As overseas viewership increases as well, with more UK/Ireland licenses being acquired when possible, it's only adding to it and to the diversity of tastes. What gets American audiences won't grab European audiences or Asian audiences sometimes. 

How does your personal ranking compare to what the overall Crunchyroll audience is watching these days?



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mudduck454 10/12/2010 8:58:30 AM

the top 4 are on my watch list, and number 9 letter bee season 2 is also one I am watching, but panty and stocking to me is horrible, as well as milky holmes,  and squid girl is no match to other shows, case in point, I would rather watch mitsudomoe than squid girl.  squid girl is too generic, I would rather have a second season of hyakko,

come on sentai films, license hyakko, I will buy it...........

Hectotane 10/12/2010 11:23:39 AM

I understand.  The holidays are coming.  And animu fans don't want to be reminded how truly depressed and miserable they are.

But I believe that there's an organized effort to spit all over (young) (supporting) male leads.  First there was the otaku's attack on the creators of the Idolm@aster video game for DARING to place young men in then.  And the the bankruptcy of the company behind the correct version of "Romance of the 3 Kingdoms."  Now I can't even find fansubs of "Hakuouki Hekketsu-roku."

Otaku-base taking their hatred out on guys who look / do better than them, everything becoming masturbation fodder, same thing in different costumes, the need for better "production value" than "making sure a show doesn't get disposed of when the next T&A comes along."

The loser otaku-base, along with Crunchyroll, had finally done it.  They've nearly succeeded in smashing their weight upon anything else that tries to be respectable and not made of cavity-creating sugar.

FullMetalPrinny 10/17/2010 8:29:33 PM

Im amazed Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, and Tegami Bachi Reverse are 9 and 10. I would of figured Tegami would be higher as well as Super Robot but everyone has their own taste. Crunchyroll has the anime and im happy with that.

I do agree with the top 4 as I do enjoy them alot.



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