The anime industry has had its ups and downs, but these days it seems like anime is everywhere. Streaming has opened up the medium to new audiences, so the industry is gaining followers more easily than ever. Of course, that means competition between shows is fiercer than ever, and the United States continues to be a battleground when it comes to hot series. So, if you’re curious about which anime are the most popular in the United States, well, you’re not alone.
In fact, the team Choice of broadband researched the subject, and their results might surprise you. The team used search data to identify the most popular anime series in the United States using monthly search data. The full list of choices can be found below, so read them carefully:
- naruto – 1,970,000
- demon slayer – 1,510,000
- Pokemon – 1,400,000
- Jujutsu Kaisen – 1,040,000
- my hero academia – 1,020,000
- The attack of the Titans – 817,000
- A play – 572,000
- Sailor Moon – 419,000
- Hunter X Hunter – 349,000
- Dragon Ball Z – 328,000
As you can see, Naruto leads the pack in the US when it comes to search volume, which is hardly surprising. Not only does the series always deliver new content with the help of its sequel, but naruto is one of the three big shows in anime. Fans new and old continue to binge on the series decades after its premiere, and naruto isn’t the only classic on this list. Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Sailor Moon, and even Pokemon made the cut in the United States!
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Of course, there are also newer hits that are doing well in the US. demon slayer came in second place despite only a few seasons under his belt. Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan also made the cut despite their relative recentness. And as the year progresses, that list might change to make way for hits like Spy x Family and Bleach…!
What do you think of this anime data drop? Did the results meet your expectations or…? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.