Which game do Japanese hope it gets made into a Hollywood film?


Mirai Kensaku Gadget Tuusin, Japanese news site related to subculture and ear-catcher things, has recently announced interesting survey results on a game that Japanese people do hope gets made into a Hollywood movie.

The ranking on which they made an official announcement is as follows.

1. Dragon Quest
2. Takeshi no Chosenjo
3. Metal Gear
4. Tetris
5. Spelunker
6. Legend of Zelda
7. MOTHER (Earth Bound)
8. Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban)
9. Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken
10. Grand Theft Auto

But a few days ago I found Japanese web page on which they had released the results of the survey before the official announcement was made. And I knew two items were excluded from the official ranking.

uncut version of the ranking

1. none (there is no need for Hollywood to make a film out of a game)
2. Dragon Quest
3. Takeshi no Chosenjo
4. Metal Gear
5. Tetris
6. Spelunker
7. Legend of Zelda
8. various eroge (hentai games)
9. MOTHER (Earth Bound)
10. Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban)
11. Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken
12. Grand Theft Auto
13. Momotaro Dentetsu
14. Moritabo
15. Metroid
16. Tactics Ouga
17. Ace Combat
18. Megami Tensei
19. Ikki
20. Monster Hunter
21. Mario Kart
22. Cho-Aniki
23. Romacing SaGa
24. Xevious
25. Devil May Cry
26. Metal Gear Solid
27. Chrono Trigger
28. Katamari Damacy (Lonely Rolling Star)
29. Wizardry
30. Fullmetal Alchemist

In this survey the top answer is “Hollywood? No, thanks” lol


April 17, 2009 at 5:32 am Leave a comment

Which new anime is catching the attention in Japan?


There are 43 new anime programs that are/were coming this spring in Japan. Today I felt like knowing which new shows was currently drawing the attention of Japanese otaku. So, I tried tallying the number of the messages posted on 2ch’s Anime Forum, Janap’s biggest anime fans gathering spot.  The result is as follows.

01 60,005 K-ON! (けいおん!)
02 22,634 Saki (咲-Saki-)
03 16,127 DragonBall Kai (ドラゴンボール改)
04 12,218 Fullmetal Alchemist 2nd TV series (鋼の錬金術師)
05 10,494 Valkyria Chronicles (戦場のヴァルキュリア)
06 9,790 QUEEN’S BLADE (クイーンズブレイド 流浪の戦士)
07 8,458 Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-hen (真マジンガー 衝撃!Z編 on television)
08 7,294 Sengoku BASARA (戦国BASARA)
09 6,259 Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom- (Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom-)
10 5,745 Eden of The East (東のエデン)
11 5,479 Hayate the combat butler 2nd season (ハヤテのごとく!! 第2期)
12 5,470 Souten Kouro (蒼天航路)
13 5,382 Shangri-La (シャングリ・ラ)
14 4,687 BASQUASH! (バスカッシュ!)
15 4,502 Natsu no Arashi! (夏のあらし!)
16 3,692 GUIN SAGA (グイン・サーガ)
17 3,326 Hanasakeru Seishonen (花咲ける青少年)
18 3,257 Asura Cryin’ (アスラクライン)
19 3,253 Pandora Hearts (Pandora Hearts)
20 3,040 CROSS GAME (クロスゲーム)
21 2,889 Hatsukoi Limited (初恋限定。)
22 2,846 Cookin’Idol Ai! Mai! Main (クッキンアイドル★アイ!マイ!まいん)
23 2,838 Tautama -Kiss on my Deity- (タユタマ -Kiss on my Deity-)
24 2,828 07-GHOST (07-GHOST)
25 2,127 Konnichiwa Ann -Before Green Gables- (こんにちわ アン)
26 2,113 Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou (極上!!めちゃモテ委員長)
27 2,069 Jewelpet (ジュエルペット)
28 2,031 Ristorante Paradiso (リストランテ・パラディーゾ)
29 1,863 Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S (神曲奏界ポリフォニカ クリムゾンS)
30 1,765 Tears to Tiara (ティアーズ・トゥ・ティアラ)
31 1,713 Arad Senki -Slap Up Party- (アラド戦記~スラップアップパーティー~)
32 1,166 Mainichi Kaasan (毎日かあさん)
33 757 Bounen no Xamd (亡念のザムド)
34 335 Marie & Gali (マリー&ガリー)
35 332 Metal Fight Beyblade (メタルファイト ベイブレード)
36 196 Chi’s New Address (チーズスイートホーム あらたしいおうち)
37 151 Charady’s Dialy Joke (キャラディのジョークな毎日)
38 48 Sugar Bunnies Fleur (シュガーバニーズ フルール)
39 20 Higepiyo (ヒゲぴよ)
40 0 Otenba Lulu (おてんばルル)

2ch’s Anime Forum is dominated by otaku or hard-core fans, so there is a big difference in tastes between them and casual anime fans and ordinary people. It seems like ordinary people prefer Konnichiwa Ann(#25) and Mainichi Kaasan(#32) rather than K-ON!, Saki and Queen’s Blade. In the same way, casual fans seem prefer Mecha Mote Iinchou(#26) to otaku-oriented anime. DargonBall Kai can be said to be a complete exception. This show is attracting the attention of all groups.

K-ON! led by a large margin as was widely predicted.

I’m really surprised that Saki is attracting people’s attention so highly, but I welcome their reaction toward Saki because the first episode was unexpectedly amusing and I really like Mahjong. The original manga of Saki contains almost no yuri and romance. To my joy, Gonzo added yuri and ecchi elements to anime. The 1st season of Strike Witches was made by Gonzo’s Fifth Studio, who is the most elite unit among their divisions. Saki appears promising because the Fifth Studio have been making it.

Shin Mazinger can be said it is fighting hard, though episode 1 looks like a promotional video or a long trailer. This show make old anime fans wild with joy.

April 16, 2009 at 1:29 am 1 comment

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