10. Sailor Moon 《美少女战士》
Sailor Moon 《美少女战士》
Broadcasting from 1992 to 1997, Sailor Moon follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a middle school student who is given the power to become the guardian of the moon. Together with other sailor soldiers, Usagi protects the planet against an assortment of evil villains.
Usagi's catchphrase is, "In the name of the moon, I will punish you!" and is widely known among Chinese people.
9. Digimon Adventure 《数码宝贝》
Digimon Adventure 《数码宝贝》
Digimon Adventure is a Japanese anime series created by Akiyoshi Hongo and produced by Toei Animation. Airing in Japan between March 7, 1999 and March 26, 2000, it mainly tells the story of eight children coming to the online world accidently and starting an interesting adventure with their own digimons.
It is notable that the closer the relationship between the human and the digimon, the stronger the digimon will be. Therefore, the importance of friendship is the main theme throughout the story. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the anime, the sequel consisting of six chapters titled Digimon Adventure Tri was released on November 21, 2015.
8. Saint Seiya 《圣斗士星矢》
Saint Seiya 《圣斗士星矢》
Saint Seiya, also known as Knights of the Zodiac, is a Japanese anime series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. The story follows five mystical warriors called the Saints who are empowered by a mystical energy called Cosmo. Brave and smart, the Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against other Olympian gods who want to dominate the Earth.
The 114-episode-Saint Seiya had a huge influence on Chinese people born between the 1970s and 1980s. The protagonist has unique skills such as "Pegasus Meteor Fist" and "Diamond Dust" and have been copied by Chinese children at the time.
7. Crayon Shin-chan 《蜡笔小新》
Crayon Shin-chan 《蜡笔小新》
Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui, Crayon Shin-chan follows the daily life of a five-year-old Nowara Shinnosuke and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbors and friends. An anime adaptation of the series began airing on TV Asahi in 1992 and was formally ended on February 5, 2010 due to the death of the author.
As a big-mouth, the protagonist Nowara Shinnosuke always defies logic. Precocious and jealous, he is the so-called mean boy. However, his cheeky character won him many fans across the globe. Even today, his emojis have often appeared in Chinese social media.
6. Detective Conan 《名侦探柯南》
Detective Conan 《名侦探柯南》
As the most successful detective manga series in China, Detective Conan, written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama, is an ongoing Japanese detective manga series starting on January 19, 1994. The story follows an amateur detective who was transformed into a child while investigating a mysterious organization, and solves a multitude of cases while impersonating his friend's father and other characters.
Detective Conan has sold over 140 million copies in the world, making it one of the best-selling manga series. The popular manga was also adapted as animated feature films, original video animations, video games, audio disc releases, and live action episodes. Meanwhile, the love story between Kudou Shinichi and Rachel Moore still melts the heart of many viewers.
5. Dragon Ball 《七龙珠》
Dragon Ball 《七龙珠》
Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. Actually, it was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist Son Goku, from his childhood through adulthood, as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls.
Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga series of all time. The manga's 42 volumes have sold over 156 million copies in Japan and more than 240 million copies worldwide, making it the third best-selling manga series in history. And it is widely regarded as one of the greatest manga series ever made.
4. Doraemon 《机器猫》
Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon who travels back in time from the 22nd century to help a pre-teen boy named Nobita Nobi to become a better man.
The Doraemon manga series was first published in December 1969 in six different magazines. On 22 April 2002, on the special issue of "Asian Hero" in Time magazine, Doraemon was selected as one of the 22 Asian Heroes. Being the only anime character selected, Doraemon was described as "The Cuddliest Hero in Asia". Also, the magical pocket of Doraemon has been admired by many kids in their childhood.
2. One Piece 《海贼王》（并列第二）
One Piece 《海贼王》
One Piece mainly depicts the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a devil fruit. With his diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world's ultimate treasure known as "One Piece" in order to become the next King of the Pirates.
2. Slam Dunk 《灌篮高手》（并列第二）
Slam Dunk 《灌篮高手》
Slam Dunk is a sports-themed manga series set in a basketball team from Shohoku High School. Centering on the growing story of Hanamichi Sakuragi, the far-reaching manga has many characters including handsome Kaede Rukawa, brave Takenori Akagi, considerate Mitsui Hisashi and lovely Haruko Akagi.
In a survey from Oricon in 2009, it was ranked first as the manga that fans wanted to be turned into a live-action film. Also, the huge success of Slam Dunk is cited as an influence in the increased popularity of basketball among the Chinese youth during the 1990s. And the character Kaede Rukawa is well-received and manages to win the heart of thousands of female students in China.
1. Gin Tama 《银魂》
Gin Tama 《银魂》
Gin Tama is a Japanese anime that aired on the TV Tokyo Corporation since April 4, 2006. Set in an alternate late Edo period, human beings are attacked by aliens called Amanto. Japanese samurais join the battle against the aliens, but when the Shogun realizes the power of aliens, he betrays the samurai and surrenders to the aliens. The Shogun writes an unequal contract with aliens allowing the aliens to enter the country and places a ban on carrying swords in public. The swords of samurai are taken away so they can no longer resist the aliens. After that the Shogunate becomes a puppet government. Against this backdrop, viewers follow Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent.