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Dragonball falls from top of Lycos search list

posted on 2003-12-13 16:45 EST
Dragon Ball #3 for 2003, but anime dominates TV list and places in movie list.

Lycos announced their top 100 searches of 2003 this week and after two straight years of being the top searched for item, Dragon Ball closes 2003 as the 3rd most searched for item of the year. Although it was 3rd overall for the year, it spent some weeks, including last week, out of the top 10 entirely.

In the 2003 list Kazaa and Britney Spears ranked higher than Dragon Ball. Also of note, Yu-Gi-Oh! ranked 22nd and Pokémon ranked 58th.

In the most searched for movies of 2003 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie ranked 19th and 5% of Matrix related terms were for The Animatrix (The Matrix was the most searched for movie).

Meanwhile, anime dominated the non-prime-time TV related searches taking 9 of the top 12 spots:

1. Dragon Ball
2. Yu-Gi-Oh!
3. Pokémon
4. Inuyasha
5. Spongebob Squarepants
6. Sailor Moon
7. Gundam
8. Rurouni Kenshin
9. Beyblade
10. Jackass
11. Digimon
12. Scooby-Doo


Past results of note in the overall top searches:

2002:
1. Dragon Ball
2. Kazaa
3. Britney SPears
16. Final Fantasy
32. Yu-Gi-Oh!
41. Pokémon

2001:
1. Dragon Ball
2. Britney Spears
3. Napster
7. Pokémon
13. Final Fantasy
48. Digimon

2000:
1. Britney Spears
2. Dragon Ball
3. Pokémon
17. Final Fantasy
26. Gundam Wing
27. Sailor Moon
35. Digimon

1999:
1. Pokémon
2. Britney Spears
3. WWF
4. Dragon Ball Z
24. Final Fantasy
31. Sailor Moon

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