Most Successful Anime Franchises
This franchise is easily the most popular and successful anime franchise if he only include manga and anime. Dragon ball is worth over 5 billion dollars. that's almost as much as marvel is worth right now. The closest anime in terms of popularity and success is naruto which is worth roughly 2 billion. so that makes dragon ball worth 3 billion dollars more than the second most successful anime franchise.
Dragon Ball has earned a special place in my hearth. It's such a good anime, in my opinion the best anime ever made.
This anime is still going strong to this day despite its dark years (I.e. Dragon Ball GT).
Still the number one anime in the world till this day.
There is no competition to the international phenomenon that is Pokemon, and it doesn't look like there will be any time soon! With one of the longest-running anime series and a vast array of video games and merchandise, Pokemon is the most successful anime franchise of all time!
This franchise has earned more than franchises like marvel and Star Wars. No other anime franchise would even come close to this franchise
I think pokemon is in the lead. Because its games and movies gross is above than dragon ball and don't forget anime...
Its first movie got 134,192,000$(approx)...
No offense but this show sucks.
I know I will be pissing off some pirates viewing this because One Piece is more successful in Japan than Naruto. However, on an international level Naruto is far more successful.
This is best franchise for sure.
This show is just incredible.
Naruto is amazing aha
I love one piece. I'm still watching it for almost 20 years now..Nothing compares to this anime.
The best! It's long but worth watching. Worldbuilding, character development, storyline everything is good!
AoT is a series that is not nice to its viewers. It is a series that is not afraid to be controversial, writing out characters as they are killed off, one by one. It encapsulates the meaning of "Survival." That is essentially the meaning of all life is to struggle to survive and to fight.. Fight.. FIGHT!
This is an anime that I go and rewatch over and over again, despite the death. But isn't that what makes the story interesting? Season 2 exceeded my expectations!
Freaky and excellent!
Epic and genius
The first 7 episodes are amazing, other 18 episodes are good, but other 12, oh my god... it's super boring and terrible... new characters are super bad(near is a rip off L) and over the top, super lame ending. this anime is just popular for his first 25 episodes.
The Gundam franchise has a series for any user or viewership. High success rates and invents a new in each pass of generation. With tons of timelines to be in parallel also there is a good appeal of freedom in the animations of Gundam. Much respect towards this series and hopes with it the trend will not at least hold true with what it is to the point.
The Gundam franchise in what is usual has a series to appeal to each different user or viewership. It is real good with depicting what is cool and invents itself a new each passing generation it seems. In plus the timelines are also not the same in each Gundam base series. A real nice job with it and should garner respect at a point once more.
Gundam may have Robots, but it tells a very human story that many anime do not touch and because it is such a long running franchise, there is a Gundam show for everybody.
I love the model kits and the anime's great too.
I think bleach is even better than when it comes to action and T.V. ratings
My second favorite anime (behind Naruto).
Name any other visual novel franchise that's churned out as much success as Type-Moon's biggest series. To think that what started as an eroge visual novel would turn into a series of manga, light novels, anime, movies, video games, and arguably the biggest cash cow of them yet, the hit mobile game Fate/Grand Order. Did I forget to mention its high popularity in its home country Japan?
This is one of the best series by far. I only have two things I want more for it, a more consistent timeline and more new story plots for the original first main character Shirou Emiya
What an amazing world, I look forward to every new season of this. After my first experience I became a fan for life.
As a shoujo title it deserves a place in the top 10.
Fantastic series with very clever writing. Fantastic character interactions. Absolutely beatiful animation. My favorite series hand down.
Funny, the way One writes it is amazing, but I don't understand, why is it lower than anime I have never heard of
It is a Japanese-American card game where they use rules of the game, for generations they add more cards to be duels.
Watching Brotherhood is still to this day one of my fondest experiences. What an amazing vision brought to life.
Yep keep laughing
Gintama is my life
Love it or hate it, Sword Art Online is undeniably one of the most successful and popular anime franchises of this decade. A contest entry turned webcomic turned light novel, it's amazing how much this light novel franchise has expanded. Two anime adaptations with a third one on the way, a series of spin-offs with one already set for its own anime adaptation, several video games and mobile games, and most importantly, its first theatrical anime film. Yep, without a doubt successful. Suck it, haters.
They are all time great