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Biglobe Poll: Which Anime Director Do You Follow (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
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The Japanese Internet service provider BIGLOBE posted the results of a user-conducted survey on which Japanese anime director that people follow. This is not an official BIGLOBE survey, but a survey conducted by a user named "Kuraaku" under BIGLOBE's Anime Ranking Maker system. These are the top directors from the 14,033 votes by self-selected respondents:

Rank Director (Works) Votes
1 Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari) 1,669
2 Yutaka Yamamoto (Fractale, Kannagi) 1,565
3 Tatsuyuki Nagai (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai., Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) 1,543
4 Tsutomu Mizushima (Squid Girl, Big Windup) 805
5 Yoshiyuki Tomino (Gundam, Dunbine) 801
6 Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, Planetes) 558
7 Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo, Nausicaä) 430
8 Hideaki Anno (Evangelion, Kare-Kano) 412
9 Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars) 352
10 Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Millennium Actress) 311
11 Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Urusei Yatsura) 301  
12 Junichi Sato (ARIA the Animation, Sailor Moon) 300  
13 Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, Sora no Manimani) 289  
14 Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, Voices of a Distant Star) 262  
15 Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex) 246  
16 Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, My Bride is a Mermaid) 214  
17 Osamu Dezaki (Ashita no Joe, Clannad) 208  
18 Ei Aoki (Hourou Musuko, Ga-Rei: Zero) 203  
19 Seiji Mizushima (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Fullmetal Alchemist) 200  
20 Shoji Kawamori (Aquarion, Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?) 196  
21 Tatsuya Ishihara (Nichijou, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) 181  
22 Tensai Okamura (Ao no Exorcist, Darker than Black) 179  
23 Masaaki Yuasa (The Tatami Galaxy, Mind Game) 172  
24 Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!, Natsume Yuujinchou) 165  
25 Shinichiro Watanabe (Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop) 155  
26 Koji Masunari (Kamichu!, Welcome to the SPACE SHOW) 151  
27 Kenji Nakamura (C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility, Mononoke, Kuchu Buranko) 149  
28 Junji Nishimura (Simoun, True Tears) 147  
29 Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Karas) 143  
30 Akitaro Daichi (Gag Manga Biyori, Fruits Basket) 140  
31 Ryousuke Takahashi (Armored Trooper Votoms, Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto) 120  
31 Yasuhiro Imagawa (Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen, Mobile Fighter G Gundam) 120  
33 Yoshimasa Hiraike (Amagami SS, Wagnaria!!) 115  
34 Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy) 111  
35 Takuya Igarashi (Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto, Ouran High School Host Club) 108  
36 Isao Takahata (Pom Poko, Jarinko Chie) 95  
37 Kazuki Akane (Escaflowne: The Movie, Birdy the Mighty Decode) 91  
38 Yoshitomo Yonetani (Dororon Enma-kun, GaoGaiGar: King of Braves) 80  
39 Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Zipang) 78  
40 Kenichi Kasai (Bakuman., Honey and Clover) 77  
41 Koichi Mashimo (tie) (Hyouge Mono, MADLAX) 73  
41 Tomomi Mochizuki (tie) (Ocean Waves, Twin Spica) 73  
43 Hiroshi Hamasaki (STEINS;GATE, Texhnolyze) 65  
44 Hiroaki Sakurai (Kaichō wa Maid-sama!, GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class) 63  
45 Yuzo Sato (Kaiji, Tohai Densetu Akagi -Yamini Maiorita Tensai-) 62  
46 Rintaro (Captain Harlock: Mystery of the Arcadia, Yona Yona Penguin) 59  
47 Keizou Kusakawa (Dog Days, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's) 57  
48 Tetsuro Amino (Break Blade, Macross 7) 55  
49 Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (Taiyou no Kiba Dougram, Aoki Ryusei SPT Layzner) 42  
49 Noboru Ishiguro (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Tytania) 42  

The survey was conducted among the users of BIGLOBE's Anime One portal site from May 6 to May 13. ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Online website conducted a similar poll with different results in January.

Update: Added remaining directors.


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