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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, July 19-25

posted on by Egan Loo
Totoro tops 20% for 10th time; most shows drop in ratings or pre-empted in summer break

GeGeGe no Nyōbō (Spooky Wife), the live-action television drama adaptation of an autobiographical essay book by GeGeGe no Kitarō author Shigeru Mizuki's wife Nunoe Mura, ran on July 24 at 8:00 a.m. and earned a 21.7 rating.

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro film re-aired for the 12th time on July 23 at 9:00 p.m. with a 20.2 rating. It is the 10th time since the 1988 film was first televised in April of 1989 that the film earned a rating higher than 20%. The film is considered a staple of summer vacations in Japan since it has been airing during that time on a roughly biannual basis. Interest in Totoro was recently renewed because a garden opened at the former grounds of the so-called "Totoro's Home" on July 25. After the vacant house mysteriously burnt down in 2009, Miyazaki offered to personally design a garden park in its place, complete with a building modeled after the fictional family home in the film.

The second live-action television series based on Satoru Hiura's Hotaru no Hikari women's romance manga aired on July 21 at 10:00 p.m. with a 15.1 rating.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Detective Conan NTV July 24 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 5.9
Shin Sanjūshi (The New Three Musketeers) NHK-G July 25 (Sat) 7:45 20 min. 5.6
Mainichi Kaa-san TV Tokyo July 21 (Wed) 19:00 26 min. 5.4
Heartcatch Precure! TV Asahi July 25 (Sun) 08:30 30 min. 5.4
Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl TV Tokyo July 22 (Thurs) 19:00 30 min. 5.1
Inazuma Eleven TV Tokyo July 21 (Wed) 19:26 29 min. 5.0
Naruto Shippūden TV Tokyo July 22 (Thurs) 19:30 28 min. 4.8
Animated O-saru no George (Curious George) NHK-E July 24 (Sat) 8:35 25 min. 4.1
Fairy Tail TV Tokyo July 19 (Mon) 19:30 30 min. 3.9
Tamagotchi! TV Tokyo July 19 (Mon) 19:00 30 min. 3.6
Stitch!: Zutto Saikō no Tomodachi TV Asahi July 20 (Tues) 19:00 27 min. 3.6
Soreike! Anpanman NTV July 23 (Fri) 16:30 30 min. 3.6

Source: Video Research (Kanto region), Oricon

[Video Research does not directly post more ratings than what is listed here. Any purportedly additional data comes from unverified, anonymous sources.]

This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation TV Ranking, July 26-August 1 (2010-08-16 13:14)
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