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Dragonball Z Is Number One With Web Surfers

Internet network Terra Lycos announced that for a second year in a row, anime hit DRAGONBALL Z was the number one most search for term in the year 2002. The Lycos 50 is a weekly list of the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online. "Although it dropped off in popularity compared to last year, DRAGONBALL continues to generate tremendous search activity on the Internet with teens and college-age Japanese animation buffs," said Aaron Schatz, writer of The Lycos 50. Schatz thinks that DRAGONBALL may face some competition in 2003 from another popular Japanese cartoon hit, YU-GI-OH!, which landed on the Lycos 50 list as the number one fad of 2002. Fantasy and visual effects film reigned in the top film searches, with HARRY POTTER just edging out LORD OF THE RINGS for most searched for movie title. Third and fourth runners up were SPIDER-MAN and STAR WARS. The Lycos 50 2002 year-end list is based on user searches from December 1, 2001 through November 25, 2002. A full list of the Lycos 50 can be found at