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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, December 21-27

posted on by Egan Loo

The 19th live-action film based on Juzo Yamasaki's Tsuri Baka Nisshi ("Diary of a Fishing Fool") manga earned 12.4 rating when it aired at 19:55 on December 23. Tsuri Baka Nisshi 20: Final (Free and Easy 20: Final), the last film in this venerable institution among salaryman fans, opened at #6 at at the Japanese box office during the December 26-27 weekend.

The live-action drama series based on Satoru Makimura's Real Clothes shōjo fashion manga came in with a 9.3 rating in its December 22 finale at 22:00.

Hana Yori Dango Final, Yasuharu Ishii's live-action 2008 film finale based on Yōko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango) shōjo romantic comedy manga, ran on Christmas Eve at 9:43 p.m. and garnered a 9.0 rating.

Liar Game Season 2, the sequel to the live-action television adaptation of Shinobu Kaitani's Liar Game psychological thriller manga, ran on December 22 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 8.5 rating.

One Piece: Dead End no Bōken, the fourth film inspired by Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga, re-aired on December 26 at 9:55 a.m. with a 6.3 rating.

The second live-action film based on Ai Yazawa's NANA manga also re-aired on December 23 at 11:40 p.m. and gained a 4.4 rating.

The 2008 live-action film adaptation of Hinako Ashihara's Suna-dokei (Sand Chronicles) romance manga ran on December 24 at 12:10 a.m. with a 3.3 rating.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV December 27 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 20.5
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV December 27 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 14.8
One Piece Fuji TV December 27 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 10.5
Dragon Ball Kai Fuji TV December 27 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 10.0
Detective Conan NTV December 26 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.3
Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl TV Tokyo December 24 (Thurs) 19:00 30 min. 5.8
Tamagotchi! TV Tokyo December 21 (Mon) 19:00 30 min. 4.9
Inazuma Eleven TV Tokyo December 23 (Wed) 19:26 29 min. 4.4
Naruto Shippūden TV Tokyo December 24 (Thurs) 19:30 28 min. 4.2
Metal Fight Beyblade TV Tokyo December 27 (Sun) 8:30 30 min. 4.0

Source: Video Research (Kanto region)

This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation TV Ranking, December 27-January 3 (2010-01-20 08:39)
follow-up of Japan's Animation TV Ranking, December 14-20
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