Dragon Ball Z has reclaimed its title as the most in-demand legacy series in the world, beating out some of the most popular titles across the globe, regardless of medium or genre.
Parrot Analytics has revealed that Dragon Ball Z won this year’s 6th Annual Global Demand Awards for the most in-demand television series of 2023. Dragon Ball Z was the only anime series nominated in category, beating out many other extremely popular titles, including Mr. Bean, On the Bus, Seinfeld and Star Trek: The Original Series. Parrot defines a legacy series as a series that ended more than 20 years ago.
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Dragon Ball Z’s victory represents a return to form for Akira Toriyama’s popular anime adaptation. The series previously won the 2021 edition of most requested traditional series award. Parrot Analytics claims that it uses data-driven algorithms that identify needs such as tracking search engine queries, streaming and download data, social media traffic, viewing before trailers and clips, even tracking data from illegal anime streaming sites and torrent data. By assigning undisclosed weights to these categories, “demand” will be calculated and titles will be ranked accordingly.
Dragon Ball Z and Jujutsu Kaisen beat even non-Anime franchises in 2023
Dragon Ball Z wasn’t the only anime success story at this year’s Annual Global Demand Awards. Jujutsu Kaisen won the world’s most requested television series this year, demonstrating anime’s worldwide appeal by beating live-action hits like The Last of Us . Dragon Ball’s enduring success is something that Akio Iyoku, Toriyama’s right-hand man, was moved by when recalling a visit to South America many years ago. South America is one of Dragon Ball’s biggest markets, however Iyoku feels that the franchise’s popularity has declined significantly, forcing serious investment to bring the series back to its glory days. former king. Dragon Ball’s global reach is expected to expand after Crunchyroll announced more than 800 episodes of the Dragon Ball series will be coming to the UK and France starting this month.
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Crunchyroll streams Dragon Ball Z, described: “Goku—the strongest warrior on the planet—is all that stands between humanity and villains from the darkest corners of space. Engaging in battle with the Z-Fighters, Goku travels to distant realms in search of the magical power of the Dragon Balls!”
Dragon Ball Z
With the help of the powerful Dragon Balls, a team of warriors led by saiyan warrior Goku defends planet earth from extraterrestrial enemies.
Release date September 30, 1996
Creator Akira Toriyama
Cast Sean Schemmel, Brian Drummond, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil
Studio Toei Animation
Source: Parrot Analytics