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Most iconic/influential?
Dragon Ball 83 45.36%
Godzilla 20 10.93%
Pokemon 29 15.85%
Super Mario 51 27.87%
Voters: 183.   (BX member poll)

 1 month ago '17        #1
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Prodigital SC  1032 heat pts1032
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Which of these Japanese franchises is more iconic/influential?
 

 
Dragon Ball

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Godzilla

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Pokemon

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Super Mario

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Last edited by Prodigital SC; 08-17-2019 at 08:26 PM..
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 1 month ago '12        #2
Superstarbrown7  17 heat pts17
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Mario
But Pokemon close second
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 1 month ago '05        #3
Profitcy  8 heat pts8
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pokemon go days was crazy
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 1 month ago '16        #4
SeanFiero  172 heat pts172
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How is is not fu*king Godzilla lol?
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 1 month ago '19        #5
hoesloveflaxsee 
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Nah it's really a toss-up between DB & Godzilla lmao
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 1 month ago '10        #6
FrankAndBeans  31 heat pts31
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Mario > Godzilla > Pokemon > Dragonball

Mario is one of the godfathers of video games. Without Mario there would be no pokemon. Godzilla is classic, but its just a movie franchise that hasnt been treated with love and it underachieved considering its potential. Dragonball is a niche of a niche that influenced other niche but no where near the influence Mario/Godzilla/pokemon had on their respective genres and culture in general..

I bet if you checked the revenue generated it would be Mario > Pokemon > Godzilla > Dragonball. I bumped Godzilla above pokemon for Japanese icon reasons.


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 1 month ago '17        #7
Prodigital SC  1032 heat pts1032 OP
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Never forget that Godzilla influenced Jurassic Park
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 1 month ago '15        #8
RickJamez  17 heat pts17
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Godzilla is where it al started.
Bowser was inspired by Godzilla.
So is pokemon and the first Dragon ball series with young goku that has allot of godzilla elements.
DBZ also when Gohan starts his first training as a kid with picolo against vegeta and nappa
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 1 month ago '09        #9
TriniSoldier  72 heat pts72
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 SeanFiero said
How is is not fu*king Godzilla lol?
pokemon is a 100 billion dollar empire. godzilla aint fu*kin with these n*ggas
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 1 month ago '19        #10
ZigZag  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Should of put this up against better competition like Voltron & Sailor Moon
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 1 month ago '08        #11
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Gundam
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 1 month ago '17        #12
Naga Sadow  62 heat pts62
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I'd say Godzilla because it influenced the other 3.

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 1 month ago '16        #13
Yaggy  7 heat pts7
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Dragonball still rocking the vote lol....


DB#1 on bx....

Power level 1 million?!
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 1 month ago '05        #14
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Godzilla been around since the 60s. No comparison hands down anyone who says otherwise is just to young to know

 1 month ago '15        #15
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Godzilla, easily.

Godzilla > Mario > Pokemon > > > > Dragon Ball
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 1 month ago '14        #16
NewLegends  132 heat pts132
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Honestly any answer but Godzilla

Mario saved the video game industry from destruction and is basically the father of games


Goku is the father of modern anime and manga. Goku has a Holiday, is in American parades and Toriyama is a Knight in France because of it.

Pokemon is the biggest media franchise in the world. Everybody knows Pikachu.


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 1 month ago '18        #17
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The easiest way to start a class-wide argument in school when I was really young was to start a conversation beginning with "goku ain't stronger than____" and watch chaos and debate immediately ensue.
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 1 month ago '17        #18
PackerTrelli3  2 heat pts2
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Godzilla??? The fu*k???

The other 3 had and still has success!!! While Godzilla can’t even get a movie deemed as great yet.
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 1 month ago '17        #19
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 Prodigital SC said
Never forget that Godzilla influenced Jurassic Park
No ones watching JP and thinkin “oh, Godzilla”. Two totally different stories. One which we have evidence of existing, one which is fiction.

Nothing about the 2 are the same.
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 1 month ago '06        #20
StillFree28  45 heat pts45
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If we're talking influential in America, probably Mario or Pokemon. Godzilla would be last over here.

But in Japan, Godzilla is a God. Winning 'Best Picture' at the Japanese Academy Awards.
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 1 month ago '17        #21
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 PackerTrelli3 said
No ones watching JP and thinkin “oh, Godzilla”. Two totally different stories. One which we have evidence of existing, one which is fiction.

Nothing about the 2 are the same.
Spielberg ssid it himself so...
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 1 month ago '12        #22
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Mario, DB, Pokemon, Godzilla


In that order.

 1 month ago '17        #23
Prodigital SC  1032 heat pts1032 OP
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 PackerTrelli3 said
Godzilla??? The fu*k???

The other 3 had and still has success!!! While Godzilla can’t even get a movie deemed as great yet.
The first Godzilla is a cinematic classic. Idk what you talking about bruh

 1 month ago '15        #24
goodfellaJohn  15 heat pts15
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You could really choose any of these depending how you judging iconic or influential, also what part of the world you taking bout matters as well.

Great question though
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 1 month ago '18        #25
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Godzilla

Mario is 2nd

Dbz 3rd

Pokemon 4th



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