Top 10 timeless Japanese cartoons favored by Chinese

By Lu Na
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It is not a coincidence that Japanese animation has become a leading force in the cartoon industry. Relying on a meticulous approach, superb skills and colorful subject matter, it controls two-thirds of the global market. In the world's 300 billion Japanese Yen (US$3.6 billion) cartoon market, Japan accounts for 65 percent, according to a statistics of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.

Japanese cartoons are famous for their colorful styles, including action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy plus science fiction and fantasy. One after another appeared on screens, attracting and influencing countless young people.

The following 10 Japanese cartoons selected by, are the most famous and popular in their categories, including action-adventure, romance and sports and are highly acclaimed by the Chinese audience.

   Smart Ikkyu san (一休)

Smart Ikkyu san, one of the 'Top 10 timeless Japanese cartoons favored by Chinese' by

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"Smart Ikkyu san", a popular cartoon series which was on from 1975 to 1982, told the story of a child monk in Japan who relied on his intelligence and wit to solve various kinds of problems. Chinese mainland television translated and broadcasted 104 episodes from 1983 to 1988, which got a huge response and influenced a whole generation of Chinese.

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