Because of their popularity and episode count, One Piece, Naruto and Bleach are known in the anime community as ‘The Big 3’. With Bleach and Naruto Shippuuden coming to an end and Fairy Tail’s episode count continuing to rise, will Fairy Tail take the place of one these anime or will this group of shōnen anime become known as the Big 4?
It's a question I have often wondered. It seems like a lovechild between Dragonball Z, (predecessor to the Big Three) and Naruto. It's also worthy to state that the Naruto manga has ended. I have wondered often if there will not be a new Big Three after the three Anime end (though One Piece may be around for quite some time.) Whoever takes this up, I recommend looking at additional Anime that may join this count such as Boku no Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, etc... – SpectreWriter5 years ago
If you look up 'big four' anime, Fairy Tail is the fourth, and the other three are One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach. – nsiegel5 years ago
I was thinking... Maybe someone could examine the common features that make these series popular, and see how they are different. – Jordan5 years ago