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Newtype USA Readers Vote For Top 25 Anime

Date: 2004 October 26 14:32

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Newtype USA sent us this press release yesterday. Due to being snowed under with e-mails and having to update Frightmoore University, I haven't been able to post it until today! Sorry! ^_^;;

In a nutshell the popular anime and manga magazine Newtype USA have got their readers to vote for the top anime of all time. This was an open ballot, and over 11,700 votes were counted!

Neon Genesis Evangelion was voted number 1, while Cowboy Bebop took 2nd place, InuYasha took 3rd and Kenshin took 4th place (oro). Trigun came in 5th, the Otaku News Crew believe that this is because of the large number of Vash The Stampede Cosplayers! ^_-

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Press release as follows:

Newtype USA November 2004 Issue

Newtype USA announces the top 25 anime of all time!
Neon Genesis Evangelion takes top spot
Special second-anniversary issue!

HOUSTON, October 25, 2004—The readers voted, and Newtype USA counted! To celebrate its second year of publication, Newtype USA ran a three-month open ballot on readers' top anime of all time. After hand-counting more than 11,700 votes, the results are in!

Taking the top spot: Neon Genesis Evangelion, the seminal giant robot show that revolutionized the genre and helped push anime into the mainstream. Coming in at No. 2: Cowboy Bebop, a perennial favorite that combines Western themes with sci-fi motifs and jazzy music. And the third favorite anime of all time: InuYasha, the long-running adventure starring a modern schoolgirl and a feudal half-demon dog boy. Rounding out the top five are Rurouni Kenshin and Trigun. To find out what else made the list, be sure to pick up the November 2004 issue!

But that's not all you'll get in this second-anniversary extravaganza! The excitement continues with a Fullmetal Alchemist cover feature, with eight pages of exclusive info on what's sure to be one of the hottest new anime to hit the airwaves! Also inside the November issue:

  • 13 incredible features on titles ranging from Fruits Basket to MY-HiME

  • A creator profile of Satoshi Kon (Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers)

  • Exclusive first look at the new Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles

  • All the holiday hits reviewed! 63 in-depth reviews of anime, manga, games, movies and more!

  • The official art of Chrono Crusade

  • Bonus DVD with full subbed/dubbed episodes from D•N•Angel and Petite Princess Yucie!

  • Double-sided Neon Genesis Evangelion centerfold

  • The second installment of the exclusive Lagoon Engine Einsatz manga insert!


Newtype USA Vol. 3, Issue 11 will be available Nov. 1, 2004.

About Newtype USA:

Newtype USA is the official English-language version of Newtype, Japan's #1 source for information about anime and manga. Newtype USA includes all the best Japanese content translated, plus loads of original U.S. material: anime, manga, music, game, toy and model reviews, feature articles, director interviews, artist profiles, and regular columns by industry experts, tastemakers and deep-cover insiders. Newtype USA also includes awesome bonus gear, such as a centerfold spread, a manga (comic) special and an exclusive DVD insert. For more information, visit

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