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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 18-24

posted on by Egan Loo
Noitamina gets 5.5+ on April 29; Jin, Black Jack, Gantz, Nodame, Toriko, Pokémon, Precure, Tamagotchi!, Inazuma 11, Drop on top 10 charts

Producer Kōji Yamamoto revealed on his Twitter account on Monday that Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot received a high rating of over 5.5 during its early Friday morning timeslot on April 29. Although he acknowledged that Friday happened to be Showa Day (the start of the Golden Week holidays), he characterized the rating as good after the timeslot earned its lowest rating to date in March. The highest average rating that Noitamina has ever received for an episode in Tokyo's Kanto area was 6.6 (with a 7.4 instantaneous high rating) with the ninth episode of Nodame Cantabile: Paris in December of 2008.

The television drama adaptation of Motoka Murakami's Jin manga aired on Sunday, April 24 at 9:00 p.m. as the #3 drama of the week. It earned a 18.4 rating.

Young Black Jack, Kentaro Otani's live-action prequel to Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack medical manga with Masaki Okada, ran on Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. with a 13.3 rating.

Another Gantz, a director's cut of the first of two live-action films based on the Gantz manga, aired on Friday, April 22 at 9:00 p.m. with a 12.2 rating.

Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Kō-hen (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score Part II), the second film in a two-part theatrical finale inspired by Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile musical romance manga, also aired on Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. with a 12.1 rating.

Comedian Hiroshi Shinagawa's 2009 film adaptation of his own autobiographical Drop coming-of-age novel and manga, aired on Friday, April 22 at 3:20 a.m. with a 1.4 rating.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV April 24 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 20.1
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV April 24 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 13.2
One Piece Fuji TV April 24 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 10.3
Detective Conan NTV April 23 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 9.0
Crayon Shin-chan Special TV Asahi April 22 (Fri) 19:00 54 min. 8.3
Toriko Fuji TV April 24 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 7.7
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! TV Tokyo April 21 (Thurs) 19:00 30 min. 6.1
Suite Precure TV Asahi April 24 (Sun) 08:30 30 min. 5.2
Tamagotchi! TV Tokyo April 18 (Mon) 19:00 30 min. 4.2
Inazuma Eleven TV Tokyo April 20 (Wed) 19:00 27 min. 4.0
Animated O-saru no George (Curious George) NHK-E April 23 (Sat) 08:35 25 min. 4.0

Source: Video Research (Kanto region) via Yaraon!

[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, April 25-May 1 (2011-05-14 23:57)
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