News Japan's Animation TV Ranking, July 19-25
posted on 2010-08-05 21:05 EDT
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.
|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 Kaasan||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 Shippuden||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|
follow-up of Japan's Animation TV Ranking, July 12-18
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