With the close of the year 2021, Twitter Japan reviewed the year ending and compiled the hottest trends in its annual issue of the Trends Awards, with some pretty cool results. The list, of course, is quite full of anime franchises that were popular in the year, but also some other big events that took place.
- 1. Gold Medal (For the Olympics).
- 2. State of Emergency (For the COVID-19 pandemic).
- 3. Mugen Ressha (Por la película Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen).
- 4. Molcar (For the PUI PUI Molcar series).
- 5. Gakki (Nickname of actress Yui Aragaki, who married Gen Hoshino this year).
- 6. Vertical Thumbnails (When Twitter added the full preview of images instead of reducing them to a rectangle).
- 7. Well-being (For the COVID-19 pandemic).
- 8. Oberon (By the Fate / Grand Order franchise).
- 9 Smash Bros.
- 10. Over 6 (By the Shindo Scale of earthquakes in Japan).
- 11. Diamond and Pearl (For the remakes of the Pokémon video games of the same name).
- 12. Chainsaw Man.
- 13. Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- 14. Common Test (A new college entrance examination implemented for the first time this year in Japan).
- 15. Derby (Horse racing, made more popular by the pandemic and the video game Uma Musume: Pretty Derby).
- 16. Uma Musume: Pretty Derby.
- 17. Boku no Hero Academia.
- 18. Landslide (For the one that occurred on July 3 in the City of Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture, which left 26 dead and 1 missing).
- 19. Jujutsu Kaisen.
- 20. Mobile Suit Gundam.
«Although seeing Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen so high on the list comes as no surprise, the fact that Chainsaw Man has surpassed both Neon Genesis Evangelion (the highest grossing movie in Japan for 2021), and Jujutsu Kaisen, proves Chainsaw Man will be a monster hit when TV anime begins airing in 2022», Writes a source about it. Kimetsu no Yaiba also won the award for “more retweeted”For his announcement of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen in February, with more than 220,000 retweets for the first trailer and the visual.
For his part, the creator of the manga Chainsaw Man, Tatsuki Fujimoto, also got the special award with his one-shot manga Look Back, which went viral in July when it was posted on the platform Shonen Jump Plus getting 4 million views in just two days. Tokyo Revengers, although it does not appear in the list of the first twenty, it won the “Anime Award”Of 2021 for its popularity during the broadcast of the anime on television for the first season and the premiere of the live-action film, which was the fourth highest grossing of the year in the region.
Fountain: Official Twitter Account