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Fans Choose the Sports Anime That Influenced Them the Most

Charapedia asked 10,000 fans to pick out the sports anime that moved them the most. Male and female voters ranked the series in different spots, with Kuroko’s Basketball garnering 938 votes from female fans, placing it in the first spot. However, 687 male respondents chose Slam Dunk as the most inspiring sports anime. The top 20 series that made it to the list are the following:

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  1. Kuroko’s Basketball 1,442 votes
  2. Slam Dunk 1,025 votes
  3. Haikyu!! 961 votes
  4. The Prince of Tennis 943 votes
  5. Major 818 votes
  6. Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club 723 votes
  7. Captain Tsubasa 637 votes
  8. Yowamushi Pedal 627 votes
  9. Ace of Diamond 544 votes
  10. Inazuma Eleven 312 votes
  11. Eyeshield 21 194 votes
  12. Big Windup! 182 votes
  13. Ro-Kyu-Bu! 167 votes
  14. H2 155 votes
  15. Touch 141 votes
  16. Hajime no Ippo 136 votes
  17. Baby Steps 133 votes
  18. Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho 126 votes
  19. Giant Killing 117 votes
  20. Ace o Nerae! 115 votes

(Source: Charapedia via ANN)

Top 11 Anime Characters Most Fans Want to Date on Christmas

Fans were able to pick out the anime character and celebrity they want to date the most on Christmas. Otamart conducted the survey where a total of 1,752 respondents participated. Yasutomo Arakita of Yowamushi Pedal topped the list for women, while men voted Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!) as their most preferred date on Christmas.

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Here are the top 11 anime characters that made it to the list:

  1. Yasutomo Arakita (Yowamushi Pedal)
  2. Syo Kurusu (Uta no Prince Sama)
  3. Makoto Tachibana (Free!)
  4. Ai Mikaze (Uta no Prince Sama)
  5. Kei Tsukishima (Haikyuu!!)
  6. Levi (Attack on Titan)
  7. Kotori Minami (Love Live!)
  8. Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!)
  9. Kōshi Sugawara (Haikyuu!!)
  10. Rin Matsuoka (Free!) tie
  11. Tetsuya Kuroko (Kuroko’s Basketball) tie

Tatsuhisa Suzuki, on the other hand, was voted by the users as the #1 real person they want to spend Christmas with. He is the voice actor behind some of the famous anime characters such as Takao Kazunari (Kuroko’s Basketball)Makoto Tachibana (Free!) and Takasugi Shinsaku of Bakumatsu Rock.

(Source: via ANN)

Third Season for Kuroko’s Basketball’s Anime Adaptation to be Aired in January

Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko no Basuke manga gets another anime adaptation next year! The third season is scheduled to be aired on January 10, 2015 after the second season concluded with 25 episodes in March this year. The anime will premiere on MBS Station on January 10th, while Tokyo MX TV and BS11 channels will air it on January 13.

The official website for the third season of Kuroko’s Basketball also began streaming a 30-second video featuring the opening theme “Punky Funky Love” by GRANRODEO.

Kagami: It’s finally the semi-finals! Are you excited, Kuroko!?
Kuroko: Yes, Kagami. My excitement won’t stop.
Kagami: We’ll beat all those guys, and become number one in Japan!
Kuroko: No matter how strong the opponent may be, we won’t lose anymore!
Kuroko: Kuroko no Basuke.
Kagami: It’s definite, OK!?

(Source: ANN)

Top 20 “Most Powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump Manga

There is no denying that Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump is one of the best-selling magazines in Japan as it homes several of the widely-known manga including the recently concluded work of Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), which ended its 15-year run in the magazine. Da Vinci News conducted a survey and asked its readers to name what they think are the “most powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump manga. And those which managed to clinch a spot in the top 20 are as follows:

Rank Title Author
1 Dragon Ball

©Akira Toriyama/Shueisha

Akira Toriyama
2 One Piece

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha

Eiichiro Oda
3 Gintama

©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha

Hideaki Sorachi

4 Slam Dunk

©Takehiko Inoue/Shueisha

 Takehiko Inoue
5 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

©Hirohiko Araki/Shueisha

 Hirohiko Araki
6 Captain Tsubasa

©Youichi Takahashi/Shueisha

Youichi Takahashi
7 Kochikame

©Osamu Akimoto/Shueisha

Osamu Akimoto

8 Fist of the North Star

©Tetsuo Hara/Shueisha

 Buronson and Tetsuo Hara
9 Naruto

©Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha

Masashi Kishimoto

10 Saint Seiya

©Masami Kurumada/Shueisha

Masami Kurumada
11 Hunter X Hunter

©Yoshihiro Togashi/Shueisha

 Yoshihiro Togashi
12 Kuroko’s Basketball

©Tadatoshi Fujimaki/Shueisha


 Tadatoshi Fujimaki
13 Rurouni Kenshin

©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha

Nobuhiro Watsuki
14 Hikaru no Go

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta
15 Death Note

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
16 Bleach

©Tite Kubo/Shueisha

Tite Kubo
17 Reborn!

©Akira Amano/Shueisha

Akira Amano
18 Haikyu!!

©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha

Haruichi Furudate

City Hunter

©Tsukasa Hojo/Shueisha

Tsukasa Hojo

To Love-Ru -Trouble-

©Kentaro Yabuki/Shueisha

Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

(Source: via ANN)