There's no escaping from the reality that anime is taking over the world like fire. It's good to see how engaging the anime content is. And in this brimming anime world, it might be challenging to stand out in the crowd. And to take the lead in the race, anime series have to be worthy and beyond limitation, if they want to endure. Even enthusiastic anime fans struggle to keep up with all the new series. Many of them have exceeded every expectation and broken many records. And breaking the world record is like a cherry on top. But it's not easy to make a name. However, this is something that only anime is capable of doing.
Here are the top 10 shocking world records won by anime.
Ultraman broke the record of the series with the most spin-off. It has twenty-seven shows which beat Kamen Rider, who had previously held the record with twenty-three programs. It witnessed an increase in its numbers because of the partnerships between the USA and Japan. Aside from kicking butt and yelling at them, he takes records.
2. Spirited Away
Getting their name in the nomination of Oscars is such a big thing, but winning an Oscar is like a dream for many. In 2003, for the first time in history, the anime with the highest rating, Spirited Away, won an Oscar that paved the way for others. It was not at all easy for anime movies to win. The competition was quite challenging but Spirited Away still managed to win.
Before, The Simpsons had the record of the longest-running anime series, according to what people assume. Now, Sazae-San holds the record of continuing to produce episodes despite having over 7000 already. There have only been two breaks in the show's run, first in 1975 and then earlier in 2020 because of COVID-19.
4. Your Name
Your Name is one of the most critically and worldwide acclaimed films that welcomed recognition for its plot and visuals. It earned a whopping $380.1 million, making it the highest-grossing animated picture ever produced in Japan and the fourth-fastest-growing film of all time. Your Name is a must-watch movie.
5. Pokemon: Giratina And The Sky Warrior
There's no doubt if we say Pokemon is one of the best parts of our childhood. It feels so nostalgic whenever the term comes up. Pokemon made a place in the list of Guinness World Records. After pre-sale ticket counts, Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior's release in Japan exceeded the previous record for the grandest advance sales for an animated film. Most devoted fans waited for the 11th film and wanted a seat.
Studios have to spend a lot of money on animations, and sometimes they restrain themselves from doing so. But most of the time, studios spend open-heartedly to earn a good amount in return. It took ten years and $22 million solely to produce, and it was Katsuhiro Otomo's second significant anime film following Akira. Sadly, the movie failed to turn a profit or receive positive reviews, but for an anime movie, it deserves praise for not skimping on quality.
7. Detective Conan
By far, Detective Conan is ongoing series that receives love from anime enthusiasts and already breaking records. It's been running for a long and maintains a rating. Also holding this prestigious title is Mai Kuraki, who performs the most theme songs for an anime series. She got recognized after contributing vocals to twenty-one tracks for seventeen years.
8. One-Punch Man
One of the most notable anime series is called One-Punch Man. It always became a favorite part of every fan's decision. The show received a special honor because of the audience's insatiable lust for the superhuman being. And that's the reason One-Punch Man became the most-watched anime television program in January 2020. Everyone was so excited when it dropped its second season in 2019.
9. Soreike! Anpanman
Soreike! Anpanman is popular among children to this day. Even in this tough competition and having so many options, many children watch this anime that's been running for decades. Soreike! Anpanman is full of fascinating characters with a catching storyline. This anime series is an adaptation that first started as a picture book of a pastry-headed superhero. It set a new benchmark for a significant anime franchise.
10. Hug! Pretty Cure Movie
Hug! Pretty Cure Movie is all about magical and satisfying to watch with powerful girls. Seeing adorable girls defend the globe from terrible powers solely cannot get enough attention from the public. Maybe that's inspired it to attempt the impossible and shatter the world record for the most significant number of magical girls. It celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the series with a cast of fifty-five magical girls spanning thirteen generations. The stakes for the twentieth anniversary are unquestionably higher now.