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Super_M



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:49 pm Reply with quote
Madoka shoujo?
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AkatsukiBuzai



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:08 pm Reply with quote
Why am I not surprised that most anime are from 2019. xD
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:42 pm Reply with quote
Super_M wrote:
Madoka shoujo?


Yeah what hell is up with that lol?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Wow! The winners are anime that make a ton of sense. I refrained from voting in this because I was convinced that the results would be ridiculous, but I was very wrong.

AkatsukiBuzai wrote:
Why am I not surprised that most anime are from 2019. xD

Not really; Fruits Basket and Demon Slayer are the only winners from 2019.
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1. Shonen/Shojo aren't genres.
2. Madoka doesn't belong there since it's an original series.
How hard can you fail at this Funishit?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:31 pm Reply with quote
These polls are never interesting, I'm not saying that a show should not be on the list just because it is popular, but it makes so predictable.
VoidSeeker wrote:
1. Shonen/Shojo aren't genres.
2. Madoka doesn't belong there since it's an original series.
How hard can you fail at this Funishit?
I don't know about Shojo, but there is a pseudo genre called 'Battle Shonen', which includes titles such as; Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, Naruto etc.
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These polls are never interesting, I'm not saying that a show should not be on the list just because it is popular, but it makes so predictable.


It's more about how recent it is. Anything that's currently airing or has aired in the last year has an advantage over things that finished airing at the start of the decade. That's why the Crunchyroll ones are more interesting since they are actually based on viewership (IIRC).
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Toloran wrote:
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These polls are never interesting, I'm not saying that a show should not be on the list just because it is popular, but it makes so predictable.


It's more about how recent it is. Anything that's currently airing or has aired in the last year has an advantage over things that finished airing at the start of the decade. That's why the Crunchyroll ones are more interesting since they are actually based on viewership (IIRC).

Popularity = Viewership numbers.
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R315r4z0r



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VoidSeeker wrote:
1. Shonen/Shojo aren't genres.
2. Madoka doesn't belong there since it's an original series.
How hard can you fail at this Funishit?

They are western genres. Similar to "hentai." That is also only a western genre. You ask a Japanese person what hentai is, they will literally define the word for you. Only in the west does it refer to "anime porn."

It's the same thing with Shonen and Shojo. From a western perspective, a Shonen anime is something like Bleach or Dragonball.
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Dicku-kun



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:22 pm Reply with quote
Where's HAND SHAKERS
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:39 pm Reply with quote
I fail to see what the problem here is. why is it an issue they included a Shonen and Shoujo voting category?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:56 pm Reply with quote
getchman wrote:
I fail to see what the problem here is. why is it an issue they included a Shonen and Shoujo voting category?


I guess because the way they're presented it's reinforcing the misconception that shounen and shoujo are genres rather than just age demographics. From the looks of it, 'best shounen' seems to just mean 'best action/adventure show', since there's no actual action show category and everything under it is action/adventure.
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Teraman



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VoidSeeker wrote:
1. Shonen/Shojo aren't genres.
2. Madoka doesn't belong there since it's an original series.
How hard can you fail at this Funishit?

Why are you so mad?
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IceLeaf



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:42 pm Reply with quote
angelmcazares wrote:
Toloran wrote:
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These polls are never interesting, I'm not saying that a show should not be on the list just because it is popular, but it makes so predictable.


It's more about how recent it is. Anything that's currently airing or has aired in the last year has an advantage over things that finished airing at the start of the decade. That's why the Crunchyroll ones are more interesting since they are actually based on viewership (IIRC).

Popularity = Viewership numbers.


Except viewership is determined by total times watched so it includes what has previously been popular. Most of what has taken top spots on these polls are series that are currently ongoing or have aired on the past year. When voting people are less likely to vote for series that came out nearly 10 years ago than one which they watched an episode for the previous day.
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Rika Hue



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:27 am Reply with quote
angelmcazares wrote:

Not really; Fruits Basket and Demon Slayer are the only winners from 2019.


*Somewhere in the distance Promare sneezes* Jk I know Promare is only a runner up.

These shows definitely reflect what was popular, but it also shows what shows left the biggest marks and most lasting effect on the anime community as a whole. Of course, personal and critical favorites differ wildly, but these definitely reflect the psyche of a large part of the anime community as a whole.
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