There always time for some anime. There’s always place for new anime. But nothing beats the good old classics.

Ever wondered which countries love anime the most? How about the most popular anime in the world?

Check out this graphic from, and see where your country – and your favorite anime – stands.

10 Countries Where Anime is Most Popular (and the corresponding popular anime)

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Let’s sum that up for you:

  1. Ecuador: Ranma
  2. Japan: Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion
  3. Nicaragua: InuYasha
  4. Philippines: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
  5. Russia: Trigun
  6. Singapore: Princess Mononoke
  7. South Korea: Berserk, Cowboy Bebop, Sailor Moon
  8. United States: Rurouni Kenshin
  9. Vietnam: Pokémon
  10. Cameroon: Dragon Ball Z

That’s not it – we’ve got a bit more for you. Zooming in on the US…here are the states and their most-loved classic anime.

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Based on the map, it seems that Trigun is the most popular, with 16 states loving it. However, our Battousai has captured the hearts of the American people, and based on cabletv’s findings, the general consensus is that Rurouni Kenshin is the anime show that all states agree on (even it is number one only in New York and California).

Now, Princess Mononoke may be at the bottom of the pile – it only has Vermont in its bag – but it will always have our vote.

So, which popular anime gets your vote? What do you think of these findings?

FYI: The cabletv team based these lists on data from Ranker and Google Trends.

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