Two of the largest Japanese search engine, Yahoo! Japan and Infoseek Japan, released their top 10 search terms for anime and manga in 2006. publish 2006 top search terms for Anime and Manga.

While Death Note took the first place in Yahoo's list thanks to the popularity of its manga, anime, and movie, it is worth noting that Pokemon, a project which Yahoo participated in, was not listed. In the overall ranking, Pokemon ranks at #48, while Death Note is at #50, so in reality Pokemon has a higher ranking than Death Note. Another interesting trend is that 6 of the 10 spots were taken by Weekly Shonen Jump titles.

Infoseek's list is a little different compared to Yahoo's, with titles like Eureka 7 and Fate/stay night that are aimed at an older audience making the top 10.

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