We had a couple of searches to our blog asking about popular fandoms. That’s kind of subjective and hard to measure but I’ll try to list them again.
Year to date, the most popular fandoms on Fan History based on how many times the article about them have been accessed are:
- Gundam Wing
- Harry Potter
- The Fast and the Furious
- Dragon Ball Z
- Prince of Tennis
- Sailor Moon
That list doesn’t necessarily seem accurate. It probably reflects where Fan History’s articles are better.
A second way that you could measure the most popular fandoms is based on the total of new stories posted to FanFiction.Net. For yesterday? The following list was generated:
That seems a bit more accurate for popular fandoms and wow! Yay! It seems to agree some with the most popular list of fandoms on Fan History. Of course, the list of fandoms that appear there have not been updated since September 2008. :/
Then there is another way to guess at most popular fandoms. That’s based on activity levels on LiveJournal. This list isn’t all comprehensive and because of bot problems? The list hasn’t been updated since March 31, 2009… but here it is!
Maybe you want that information based on another language? How about Russian? Then these fandoms are some of the most popular (at least in March 2009):
|Rank||Fandom||Total Activity||Previous rank|
|7||Buffy: The Vampire Slayer||57||89|
|16||PFC CSKA Moscow||20||8|
There are probably other ways to measure other popular fandoms but those are the ones that we have to measure popularity.