History GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff / AnimeAndManga

16th Nov '17 1:31:48 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** In North America, ''Dragon Ball'' didn't become popular until the late '90s, and its heyday was in the early 2000s. However, it was mostly ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' that made it big here. The show gave Creator/CartoonNetwork some of its best ratings ever (with the show playing on the channel for almost 10 years), and spawned a huge merchandising sensation with T-shirts, action figures, gummies, activity books, trading card games, stickers, board games, video games, birthday party supplies, Halloween costumes, home videos, and more, all in mainstream stores, a feat not accomplished by any other anime not named ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Its popularity continues to this day with its DVD boxsets still on Wal-Mart and Target store shelves even 8 years after they came out, which is rare for even mainstream American shows, much less a kid's anime. The show's enduring popularity with older teenage/young-adult audiences also helps this (and not just for nostalgia either).

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** In North America, ''Dragon Ball'' didn't become popular until the late '90s, and its heyday was in the early 2000s. However, it was mostly ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' that made it big here.there. The show gave Creator/CartoonNetwork some of its best ratings ever (with the show playing on the channel for almost 10 years), and spawned a huge merchandising sensation with T-shirts, action figures, gummies, activity books, trading card games, stickers, board games, video games, birthday party supplies, Halloween costumes, home videos, and more, all in mainstream stores, a feat not accomplished by any other anime not named ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Its popularity continues to this day with its DVD boxsets still on Wal-Mart UsefulNotes/WalMart and Target store shelves even 8 years after they came out, which is rare for even mainstream American shows, much less a kid's kids' anime. The show's enduring popularity with older teenage/young-adult audiences also helps this (and not just for nostalgia either).



** The original ''Manga/DragonBall''[='=]s success in the U.S. mostly rides on ''DBZ'''s but it was still a modest hit, got good ratings when it was on, and it's [=DVDs=] are still among [=FUNi=]'s most popular.

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** The original ''Manga/DragonBall''[='=]s success in the U.S. mostly rides on ''DBZ'''s ''DBZ'''s, but it was still a modest hit, got good ratings when it was on, and it's its [=DVDs=] are still among [=FUNi=]'s most popular.


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** On a level within a country, ''Dragon Ball Z'' is also [[https://kotaku.com/why-black-men-love-dragon-ball-z-1820481429 known]] for having an especially large fanbase among black men and teenage boys within the US, with characters from the show often name-dropped in rap songs. A number of black ''DBZ'' fans have compared its story, in which an underdog hero rises up to make something of himself after learning about his long-forgotten, superpowered heritage, to the working-class black experience, while also loving it for its over-the-top action and for its emotional earnestness, with frank discussion and exploration of emotion often seen as taboo among young black men.
14th Nov '17 9:21:19 AM MBG
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'' [[BrokenBase isn't exactly a favorite]] on foreign shores, but the perception of it is a lot kinder than in its native Japan, where it was universally panned.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'' ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' [[BrokenBase isn't exactly a favorite]] on foreign shores, but the perception of it is a lot kinder than in its native Japan, where it was universally panned.
14th Nov '17 9:20:50 AM MBG
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'' [[BrokenBase isn't exactly a favorite]] on foreign shores, but the perception of it is a lot kinder than in its native Japan, where it was universally panned.
2nd Nov '17 9:00:45 PM PaulA
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** Heck, ''Captain Future'' is a double-example. Started out as a series of ''American'' pulp novels that basically nobody today remembers (and which cost an arm and a leg to get anymore), was adapted into an anime which was then dubbed and broadcasted in France and Germany where it became extremely popular.

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** Heck, ''Captain Future'' is a double-example. Started out as [[Literature/CaptainFuture a series of ''American'' American pulp novels novels]] that basically nobody today remembers (and which cost an arm and a leg to get anymore), was adapted into an anime which was then dubbed and broadcasted in France and Germany where it became extremely popular.
30th Oct '17 2:37:10 PM DaLucaray
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** Italy remains the only western country where has been fully released and has significant popularity. The series has a strong cult following around the world though. 1/5 of the cast is Italian and one of the 8 parts takes place in Italy. Italians love [=JoJo=], and [=JoJo=] returns the favor.

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** Until the 2012 anime adaptation, Italy remains was the only western country where has been fully released and has it attained significant popularity. The series has a strong cult following around the world though. 1/5 of the cast is Italian and one of the 8 parts takes place in Italy. Italians love [=JoJo=], and [=JoJo=] returns the favor.
30th Oct '17 2:29:14 PM DaLucaray
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* You might be noticing that popularity in America [[Manga/YuYuHakusho is]] [[Anime/TheBigO directly]] [[Anime/EurekaSeven correlated]] [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex to]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist whether]] [[Anime/CowboyBebop or]] [[Manga/{{Trigun}} not]] [[Anime/ParanoiaAgent it]] [[Anime/{{FLCL}} was]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion aired]] [[Anime/WolfsRain on]] Creator/AdultSwim, which was Toonami's SpiritualSuccessor (and even became the home of Toonami after its revival). It's not that they weren't popular in Japan; they definitely made money. But you're basically considered a contrarian hipster in the Western fandom if you don't like at least one of these shows.

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* You might be noticing that For a good few years popularity in America [[Manga/YuYuHakusho is]] was]] [[Anime/TheBigO directly]] [[Anime/EurekaSeven correlated]] [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex to]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist whether]] [[Anime/CowboyBebop or]] [[Manga/{{Trigun}} not]] [[Anime/ParanoiaAgent it]] a show]] [[Anime/{{FLCL}} was]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion aired]] [[Anime/WolfsRain on]] Creator/AdultSwim, which was Toonami's SpiritualSuccessor (and even became the home of Toonami after its revival). It's not that they weren't popular in Japan; they definitely made money. But you're basically considered a contrarian hipster in they were pillars of the Western fandom if you don't like at least one of these shows.American anime community for some time. With the shift to online streaming in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, this trend has fallen off.
13th Oct '17 6:07:16 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''[[Anime/IeNakiKoRemi Nobody's Boy Remi]]'' was a ''huge'' failure in Japan and was credited to have nearly killed the ''Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater'' series, but found success in Latin America, where it received a superlative Mexican dub and is remembered quite fondly there. It is also very familiar to French speakers. It enjoyed a modicum of success in Indonesia, partially due to (or perhaps ''[[SpecialEffectFailure despite]]'') its 3D feature.

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* ''[[Anime/IeNakiKoRemi Nobody's Boy Girl Remi]]'' was a ''huge'' failure in Japan and was credited to have nearly killed the ''Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater'' series, but found success in Latin America, where it received a superlative Mexican dub and is remembered quite fondly there. It is also very familiar to French speakers. It enjoyed a modicum of success in Indonesia, partially due to (or perhaps ''[[SpecialEffectFailure despite]]'') its 3D feature.feature.
** The ''original'' ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ie_Naki_Ko Ie Naki Ko Remi]]'' anime, unrelated to the WMT (though sometimes mistaken as a part of it) and aired in 1977-1978, was and still is '''adored''' in Latin America.
13th Oct '17 5:57:10 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother'' ended up being very popular in lots of countries (from Wiki/TheOtherWiki). The series was dubbed into several languages and became an instant success in some countries, such as Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Germany, Chile, Turkey, the Arab world and Israel. In Israel it was broadcast as a marathon each and every summer holiday, managing to traumatise enough kids, that at least some of them made parodies of it when they grew up. compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHkgleNoksE the original]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvvtulTrT1Y the parody]].

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* ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother'' ended up being very popular in lots of countries (from Wiki/TheOtherWiki). The series was dubbed into several languages and became an instant success in some countries, such as "traumatizing" kids from many countries like Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Germany, Chile, Turkey, the Arab world and Israel. In Israel it was broadcast as a marathon each and every summer holiday, managing to traumatise enough kids, that at least some of them made parodies of it when they grew up. compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHkgleNoksE the original]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvvtulTrT1Y the parody]].



* The aforementioned ''Marco'' aka ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother'' has traumatized ''generations'' of children in Iran, Portugal, Latin America, the Middle East, Israel, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, etc.
13th Oct '17 5:41:13 AM jormis29
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* ''3000 Leagues in Search of Mother'' ended up being very popular in lots of countries (from Wiki/TheOtherWiki). The series was dubbed into several languages and became an instant success in some countries, such as Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Germany, Chile, Turkey, the Arab world and Israel. In Israel it was broadcast as a marathon each and every summer holiday, managing to traumatise enough kids, that at least some of them made parodies of it when they grew up. compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHkgleNoksE the original]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvvtulTrT1Y the parody]].

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* ''3000 Leagues in Search of Mother'' ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother'' ended up being very popular in lots of countries (from Wiki/TheOtherWiki). The series was dubbed into several languages and became an instant success in some countries, such as Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Germany, Chile, Turkey, the Arab world and Israel. In Israel it was broadcast as a marathon each and every summer holiday, managing to traumatise enough kids, that at least some of them made parodies of it when they grew up. compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHkgleNoksE the original]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvvtulTrT1Y the parody]].
12th Oct '17 1:06:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'' was aired for first time in Spain in 1975 (renamed like [[DubNameChange Heidi]]). Nearly forty years later it still enjoys the ocasional rerun, and it is still one of the few anime shows (together with ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Haha wo tazunete sanzenri'' -a.k.a. ''[[DubNameChange Marco]]''- ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' and ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'') that everyone in Spain knows about and recognize by name, even people who are not anime geeks. And "Rottenmeier" has become synonymous with "uptight, straight-laced hag". It also is one of the most popular anime ever in Italy, as it had a huge following between the 70s and early 90s and most Italians who were children at the time remember watching it.

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* ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'' was aired for first time in Spain in 1975 (renamed like [[DubNameChange Heidi]]). Nearly forty years later it still enjoys the ocasional rerun, and it is still one of the few anime shows (together with ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Haha ''[[Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother Haha wo tazunete sanzenri'' sanzenri]]'' -a.k.a. ''[[DubNameChange Marco]]''- ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' and ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'') that everyone in Spain knows about and recognize by name, even people who are not anime geeks. And "Rottenmeier" has become synonymous with "uptight, straight-laced hag". It also is one of the most popular anime ever in Italy, as it had a huge following between the 70s and early 90s and most Italians who were children at the time remember watching it.


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* The aforementioned ''Marco'' aka ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother'' has traumatized ''generations'' of children in Iran, Portugal, Latin America, the Middle East, Israel, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, etc.
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