Top Ten Anime Series that Were Broadcast on RTL II

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From the 90s to the mid-to-late 2000s, there was a huge hype in German speaking countries for anime series. Most people of my generation grew up with anime and it became a part of our lives. We did not only watch anime series, we had lots of merchanidising, anime themed fan magazines and maybe even cheap costumes. That may also be part of the reason why anime fans and cosplayers (and nerds in general) are not such misfits over here, because we all watched anime as a child and we still love them.

Now, most of the series were broadcast on the channel RTL II. Next to Super RTL, it was one of the two channels every kid born in the 90s to early 2000s watched. Some of the series were German translations of the original Japanese versions (e.g. "Digimon Adventure"), others were translated from US dubs (e.g. "Pokémon"). US dubs often edited scenes and made a lot of the content more kid friendly, as Japan has other ideas of what's suitable for kids.

Nowadays, after the hype decreased, RTL II mainly broadcasts "Trash TV" like daily soap operas, reality TV and similar.

The Top Ten

1 Digimon 02 Digimon 02
2 Digimon Adventure Digimon Adventure
3 Pokémon Pokémon
4 Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne

Maron Kusakabe is one of my favourite anime characters I've ever seen and the most beautiful! 💕

5 Case Closed Case Closed
6 Ranma 1/2 Ranma 1/2
7 One Piece One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.
8 Digimon Tamers Digimon Tamers
9 InuYasha InuYasha InuYasha is a manga franchise created by Rumiko Takahashi. It was adapted into two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV in Japan from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004. The second series, called Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing ...read more.
10 Power Stone Power Stone

The Contenders

11 Wedding Peach Wedding Peach
12 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.
13 Shin Chan Shin Chan
14 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.
15 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.
16 BeyBlade BeyBlade
17 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because ...read more.
18 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
19 Duel Masters Duel Masters
20 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
21 Monster Rancher Monster Rancher
22 DoReMi DoReMi
23 Dr. Slump Dr. Slump
24 Hamtaro Hamtaro Hamtaro, known in Japan as Trotting Hamutaro, is a Japanese children's manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko Kawai.
25 MegaMan NT Warrior MegaMan NT Warrior
26 Digimon Frontiers
27 Digimon Data Squad Digimon Data Squad
28 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series ...read more.
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