The popular anime Youtuber Joey, more commonly known as The Anime Man, released a video about a week ago covering the top anime of all time (according to Japan), and as he states it – “it’s a whole bunch of WTF”.
These kinds of polls are common in Japan. You can usually find them on fan sites like Akiba Souken and Anime! Anime!, and due to the difference in culture and attitudes toward the medium, the results are often different from what international fans expect. This led The Anime Man to publish a follow-up video simply titled “I Need Your Help.”
He has made his own poll for the Top 100 Anime of All Time, focusing more on the community outside of Japan. The poll aims to be “the biggest anime poll that’s ever been created.” The video reminds everyone that he’s trying to make this a legitimate poll and advises everyone to steer clear of the Boku no Pico and Cory in the House jokes.
Though we often release our own polls here on GoBoiano, and other anime sites have their surveys as well, most of the time the answers are limited to each site’s own audience and community and are not representative of the entire international anime audience as a whole.
Depending on how many people respond to this poll, this might be a record-setting first in the anime community outside Japan.
The poll will be up for about a month and The Anime Man advises you to share it with as many people as you can!
Poll Link: https://goo.gl/forms/ofd80PVBQdIZRDG63