Biglobe's Top 10 Anime News Stories of 2010

posted on 2010-12-03 23:46 EST by Egan Loo
K-On, life-size Eva, manga films, Comike, Arrietty, Satoshi Kon, Gegege, Nana Mizuki

On Tuesday, the Japanese communications service provider BIGLOBE presented a list of what it considers to be the top 10 anime news stories of 2010:

1. The big boom of K-ON!!

2. In the footsteps of Gundam, Evangelion is also recreated in life-size!

3. Live-action adaptations of anime and manga are big hits!

4. The great success of Comic Market 78

5. Theatrical anime are hot! Ghibli's latest work, Karigurashi no Arrietty, opens!

6. Satoshi Kon passes away

7. The big boom of Gegege [no Nyōbō] in the morning drama timeslot. Chofu, the destination of "pilgrimages" [to see Gegege no Nyōbō and GeGeGe no Kitarō landmarks], surges in popularity.

8. The anime song whirlwind as one tie-in song after another takes over the Oricon charts' top ranks

9. The launch of the web anime Yutori-chan [by Biglobe]

10. Anime voice actresses and actors make a splash in magazines and television. Nana Mizuki appointed to Kōhaku Uta Gassen's (Red and White Song Battle's) ōentai (support team). [She has since been invited to Kōhaku Uta Gassen itself for the second straight year.]

[Via Tadashi Sudo]

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