While the general pop culture scene in Japan died down since the turn of the millennium, its anime, manga and video game markets have maintained its hold among its global fans.

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A recent poll conducted all over the world from France, England and Poland in the EU, to the US/Oceania and even Asia (including Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam) asked anime, manga, and Japanese video game fans which series and creators they liked the most.

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The poll was divided into three regions consisting of Asia, Europe and finally The Americas/Oceania. Each region is divided into four categories; Anime, Manga, Video game and Mangaka (Manga artist)/ Directors/ Artists. 

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Here are the results:

EUROPE (France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Russia)

ANIME (TV series and Movies)

  1. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  2. AKIRA
  3. Cowboy Bebop
  4. Durarara!!
  5. K-ON!
  6. Mushishi
  7. Mononoke
  8. Studio Ghibli Works (Princess Mononoke, My neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  9. LAST EXILE
  10. FLCL

Manga

  1. Berserk
  2. One Piece
  3. High School of the Dead*
  4. Naruto
  5. works by CLAMP (Card Captor Sakura, Chobits, Kobato)
  6. BLAME!
  7. Ranma 1/2
  8. Fushigi Yuugi
  9. Death Note*
  10. GANTZ

* The source’s magazine translation listed Death Note twice but #3 should really be High School of the Dead

Video Games

  1. Final Fantasy Series
  2. Project Shrine Maiden
  3. Pokemon Series
  4. Silent Hill series
  5. Shining Series (Shining Force, Shining Soul, Shining Heart, Shining Blade)
  6. The Legend of Zelda series
  7. Metal Gear Solid series
  8. Persona series
  9. Kingdom Hearts series
  10. Devil May Cry Series

Mangaka (Manga artist)/ Directors/ Artists

  1. Makoto Shinkai (Director- ef: A Tale of Memories, Mangaka- Hoshi no Koe)
  2. Tetsuya Nomura (Video Game director- Final Fantasy IV-VIII, X, XI, X2, Kingdom Hearts)
  3. CLAMP (Mangaka- Card Captor Sakura, Chobits, Kobato)
  4. Range Murata (Artist- Last Exile, Shangri-La)
  5. Kentaro Miura (Mangaka- Berserk)
  6. Shirow Miwa (Mangaka- Dogs, Supercell member)
  7. Shunya Yamashita (Mangaka- Attention Please, Artist- Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujos)
  8. Masamune Shirow (Mangaka- Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell)
  9. Yoshitaka Amano (Artist/Character design- Final Fantasy series)
  10. Masakazu Katsura (Mangaka- Zetman, Artist/ Character design- Tiger & Bunny)

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Americas/ Oceania (USA, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Australia)

ANIME (TV series and Movies)

  1. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  2. Gurren Lagann
  3. Revolutionary Girl Utena
  4. Code Geass: Lelouch ofn the Rebellion
  5. K-ON!
  6. Satoshi Kon Movies (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (1994), Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika)
  7. Monogatari Series
  8. Durarara!!
  9. Dragon Ball
  10. Haruhi Suzumiya series

Manga

  1. Bakuman
  2. Death Note
  3. Full Metal Alchemist
  4. One Piece
  5. Battle Angel Alita
  6. Dragon Ball
  7. Hidamari Sketch (known as Sunshine Sketch in North America)
  8. Naruto
  9. Berserk
  10. GANTZ

Video Games

  1. Final Fantasy series
  2. Pokemon series
  3. Metal Gear Solid series
  4. Tales series (Tales of Xillia, Tales of the abyss, etc)
  5. Kingdom Hearts series
  6. Legend of Zelda series
  7. Persona series
  8. Project Shrine Maiden series
  9. Disgaea series
  10. Street Fighter series

Mangaka (Manga artist)/ Directors/ Artists

  1. Takeshi Obata (Manga artist (art)- Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru no Go)
  2. Hayao Miyazaki (Director- Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)
  3. Akira Toriyama (Mangaka- Dragon Ball, Video game Artist- Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger)
  4. Takehito Harada (Video Game artist- Disgaea, Phantom Brave)
  5. Redjuice (Artist/ Character design- Guilty Crown)
  6. TONY/ Tony Taka (Video Game artist- Shining series)
  7. Nagi
  8. Makoto Shinkai (Director- ef: A Tale of Memories, Mangaka- Hoshi no Koe)
  9. Range Murata (Artist- Last Exile, Shangri-La)
  10. Masamune Shirow  (Mangaka- Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell)

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Asia (China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia)

ANIME (TV series and Movies)

  1. K-On!
  2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  3. Full Metal Alchemist
  4. Durarara!!
  5. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
  6. Mobile Suit Gundam
  7. Ghost in the Shell
  8. Monogatari series
  9. Studio Ghibli works (Princess Mononoke, My neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  10. Macross Frontier

Manga

  1. Full Metal Alchemist
  2. One Piece
  3. Death Note
  4. ARIA
  5. Air Gear
  6. Dragon Ball
  7. Bakuman
  8. D. Gray-Man
  9. Kuroshitsuji
  10. Katekyo Hitman REBORN!

Video Games

  1. Final Fantasy series
  2. Metal Gear Solid series
  3. Pokemon series
  4. Persona series
  5. Project Shrine Maiden
  6. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
  7. Legend of Heroes VI Sora no Kiseki
  8. Monster Hunter series
  9. King of Fighters series
  10. Mega Man series

Mangaka (Manga artist)/ Directors/ Artists

  1. Oh! Great/ Itou Ogure (Mangaka- Tenjou Tenge, Air Gear)
  2. Range Murata (Artist- Last Exile, Shangri-La)
  3. Redjuice (Artist/ Character design- Guilty Crown)
  4. Huke (Artist- Black Rock Shooter, Steins; Gate)
  5. Takeshi Obata (Manga artist (art)- Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru no Go)
  6. Okama (Artist- Rebuild of Evangelion, Symphogear)
  7. Kazuaki (Artist- Starry Sky, Mangaka- kaiyorihito/kaiyorishiki)
  8. Kantoku (Mangaka (art)- Hentai Ouji, to Warawanai Neko.)
  9. Shirow Miwa (Mangaka- Dogs, Supercell member)
  10. Akira Toriyama (Mangaka- Dragon Ball, Video game Artist- Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger)

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Source: Yaraon