While the year 2022 has just begun with the starting blocks with the release of part 2 season 4 The attack of the Titans, a small memory of the most watched anime in Japan in 2021.
The most loved series in Japan.
A true phenomenon, Japanese animation continues to conquer the hearts of fans around the world. So what 2022 looks particularly promising, with, among other things, the adaptation of chainsaw man by Tatsuki Fujimoto by MAPPA studio or film Dragon Ball Super: Superhero, it is always interesting to see what the main trends in Japanese animation have been among the Japanese public.
The classification below has been compiled by GEM Partners for our American colleagues from comic book, taking into account the number of viewing hours of the different animation series. Without further ado, here are the top 10!
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (OVNI)
- Jujutsu Kaisen (MAPPA)
- Tokyo Avengers (Liden Films)
- Attack on titans (MAPPA)
- Detective Conan (TMS)
- Me, when I reincarnate as Slime (8 bits)
- My Hero Academia (Huesos)
- One Piece (Toei Animation)
- Kingdom (Pierrot)
Therefore, we note that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, whose second season is currently airing, is the biggest hit of 2021. We remind you that if the first season 1 was broadcast in its entirety in 2019, anime has seen a resurgence of interest thanks to the release of the movie Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train, released in Japan in October 2020, which became the biggest hit in Japanese box office history, surpassing made to disappear by Hayao Miyazaki. We also remember that in 2020, the license Murderer of demons generated income equivalent to the GDP of Togo…
We find in the ranking several titles are naturally among the best sellers in terms of manga in 2021 in Japan (whose ranking can be consulted here). We think in particular of jujutsu kaisen, the best-selling manga in Japan in 2021, and which is ranked second in the anime ranking, or even tokyo revenge, which ranks third in both rankings.
Yes One piece continues to rank first among the world’s best-selling manga, with 490 million volumes sold last August, Eiichiro Oda’s manga and its anime adaptation rank sixth and ninth respectively in the two rankings.. A still impressive score, given the longevity of the manga. Furthermore, it is One piece which has benefited from the honors of a Japanese city, which has just inaugurated this magnificent statue of Zoro Roronoa, in homage to Eiichiro Oda.