How To Make A Popular Anime

I was in my top secret research lab trying to figure out what makes an anime popular, and after all my hard work, I have discovered a foolproof method to make my own popular anime.  Here are the five elements that guarantee you a popular anime 100% of the time:

05.) Have A Dense Male Character

In almost every popular anime there is that one dumb male character, you know what I mean. The one mentally challenged character that struggles to comprehend simple logic that could be slapping him in the face. They are funny, entertaining, and lovable – since it’s just not right to look down on the less fortunate.

These characters tend to subconsciously remind most typical anime viewers of themselves, leaving watchers to look up to the characters as role models and leaders.

Example: Raku – Nisekoi

Example: Naruto Uzumaki – Naruto Shippuden

04.) All Main Characters Must Be Invincible

Everyone wants the main character to be as powerful as possible. Fortunately, most popular anime provide the leading characters with infinite strength and ability upon birth. People find enjoyment when the main character defeats an enemy as it’s a way to shy away from their own weakness. And if you have to be watching anime, you’ve got plenty of weaknesses.

Example: Koro-Sensei – Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

03.) Try To Be Funny, Even When Not Funny

Everyone obviously watches anime to have a good time and to escape from their pitiful lives. So comedy is a big aspect of a popular anime. Although most of the time they won’t be funny, they will at least keep trying to be. Let this be a reminder that if people are laughing at your joke, they are probably laughing at you, not with you.

Example: Hataraku Maou-sama!

02.) Use A Familiar Art Style

Most anime watchers today care about the art way too much, but not because they actually know anything about art. They try to avoid anime with the experimental and unusual older styles like The Big O, Trigun, and Claymore, even though they’re much better than newer anime that all look like they purchased their character designs as a commission off Fiverr.com.

Example: Sword Art Online

01.) Excessive Fanservice

This one is the most common one. More and more anime everyday start to depend on bare female bodies for their success or girly topless men. Since most anime viewers won’t ever get to experience a relationship with the opposite sex, they have to make up for it somehow.

I’ve seen anime that have the worst story line but still get positive reviews because of a fictional girl’s skin or some made-up guy’s muscles. In the meantime, the anime with actual plot, not the sarcastic kind, are left to be forgotten and rot in an era where the average anime viewer just didn’t care about real story.

Admittedly, it’s to be expected – anime viewers were never very smart people. That’s what my mother tells me anyway.

Example: The Majority of Most Anime of Every Season

Example: High School DxD

Example: Free!


Follow these five rules to a popular anime, and you will have a popular anime every time. Terrible, but popular.

Comments

6 comments on “How To Make A Popular Anime”
  1. Idlebird says:

    even though they’re much better than newer anime that all look like they purchased their character designs as a commission off Fiverr.com.

    That explains why they all look so similar, must have used the same seller.

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  2. misaofan says:

    “More and more anime everyday start to depend on bare female bodies for their success or girly topless men. Since most anime viewers won’t ever get to experience a relationship with the opposite sex, they have to make up for it somehow.”

    What’s hilarious is that anime with extremely high level of fanservice sometimes do not sell well even when it’s heavily censored on television so anything can goes either way. From what I’ve seen, a typical anime that sells very well most likely will have mild fanservice so putting more of that will usually decrease the sales.

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    1. Idlebird says:

      People looking for skin usually just want the immediate gratification it has, and once they see it, they move onto the next. Nobody touches themselves to the same picture every time. This explains pretty well why popular fan service might end up not selling well, the target audience gets tired quick.

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      1. misaofan says:

        I was specfically meant to the amount of fanservice, usually popular anime tend to often have mild fanservice so making anime with lot of copious fanservice usually do not sell well; it did work in past sometimes with Ikki Tousen and Queen’s Blade for instance.

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        1. Idlebird says:

          I think there is a misunderstanding, because I am agreeing with what you said. I am just providing my own view for why this may occur.

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  3. MuSef says:

    Well at any case I did not mean them individually, I mean all of those elements combined would achieve a successful anime with a positive review.

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