Yahoo! Japan and Infoseek Japan Publish 2006 Top Search Terms for Anime and Manga

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.

Yahoo! Japan 2006 Top 10 Manga and Anime Search Terms

Title JP Previous Year
Death Note DEATH NOTE -
Bleach BLEACH 4
Naruto NARUTO 2
Gundam ガンダム 1
Doraemon ドラえもん 8
One Piece ワンピース -
Nana NANA 5
Anpanman アンパンマン -
Gintama 銀魂 -
The Prince of Tennis テニスの王子様 7

Infoseek/Rakuten 2006 Top 10 Manga and Anime Search Terms

Title JP Points
Koukyou Shihen Eureka Seven 交響詩篇エウレカセブン 373
Mobile Suit Gundam 機動戦士ガンダム 305
Pokemon ポケットモンスター 214
Death Note DEATH NOTE 164
Fate/stay-night Fate/stay night 126
Bleach BLEACH 125
Anpanman アンパンマン 124
Doraemon ドラえもん 123
Shakugan no Shana 灼眼のシャナ 116
One Piece ワンピース 105

Source: AnimeAnime