‘Dragon Ball Super’ Surpasses ‘One Piece’ In Audience Share In Japan; Producer Wants To Beat ‘Doraemon,’ ‘Detective Conan’
The popularity of "Dragon Ball Super" in Japan has escalated as latest ratings data revealed the animated series slightly surpassed the also popular "One Piece." While "Doraemon" and "Detective Conan" remain on top of the game, "Dragon Ball Super" creator has expressed his desire to beat these shows one by one.
While enjoying global fame, "Dragon Ball Super" has a new feather on its cap as the series continued to dominate Japanese TV. According to a report from Video Research Ltd (VideoR), a TV audience research company based in Japan, "Dragon Ball Super" has exceeded "One Piece" in audience share, garnering 6.2 percent, which places them in no. 6 and 7 spots, respectively.
"Dragon Ball Super" Achieves Global Status
This is considerably a milestone for Toei Animation given that "One Piece" has already become a global phenomenon, not only on television but in terms of merchandising and other forms of franchise as well. Both "One Piece" and "Dragon Ball Super" are produced by Toei Animation in Japan.
Toei Animation Vs. Doraemon, Detective Conan
Having two anime series in the top 10 does not stop Toei Animation to rest on its laurels. In fact, the producer wants to top off other classic shows that have also claimed international dominance: "Detective Conan" and "Doraemon." "Detective Conan" is ranked no. 5 with 6.6 percent share, only .4 percent away from "Dragon Ball Super" and "One Piece." "Doraemon" is ranked no. 3 with 8.4 percent share. Rounding up the top 10 are "Sazae-san," "Chibi Maruko-chan," "Shin-chan," "Time Bokan," "Yokai W," and "Moho."
"Dragon Ball Super" Appealing Factor
The continuing rise of "Dragon Ball Super" in Japan saw many contributing factors, most especially the arc of a chapter. Some appealing factors include the much-anticipated battle between Trunks, Goku Black and Zamasu, as well as the entrance of Mafuba.
"Dragon Ball Super" Episode 63 is available in the U.S. via online stream on Crunchyroll, Daisuki and Anime Lab starting Saturday, Oct. 22.
‘Dragon Ball Super’ Spoilers: Episodes 103, 104 Reveal More Universes Get Annihilated
"Tournament of Powers" continues in episodes 103 and 104 of "Dragon Ball Super."
'Dragon Ball Super' Spoilers: Android 18 Vs Frost? Krillin Disqualified, Angels Hinted To Be Villains
Latest updates and spoilers for "Dragon Ball Super" reveal that Android 18 will be going against Frost. Meanwhile, it seems like the angels are scheming something behind the Tournament of Power.
'Dragon Ball Super' Spoilers: Mysterious Aura Hints At Goku's New Power; Tournament Of Power Gets A New Arena?
The latest preview of "Dragon Ball Super" reveals that the Tournament of Power gets more intense as Goku reveals a new mysterious power.
'Dragon Ball Super' Spoilers: Krillin Gets Power Boost; Super Saiyan Goes Berserk
New official updates for "Dragon Ball Super" reveals that things are going to get more interesting in the ongoing Universe Survival Saga.
'One Piece' Spoilers: Capone Bege, Pedro To Give Up Their Lives To Save Luffy And The Alliance?
With the recent development in the ongoing Whole Cake Island Arc of the "One Piece" manga, fans are speculating that someone is bound to sacrifice himself to save Luffy and the others.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.