Top 10 Streaming Anime Shows In Japan Revealed For 2021

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn’t agree that the anime world has exploded in recent years, with series such as Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, One Piece, and many others were leading the charge. With 2021 coming to a recent end, a new chart shows which anime series have been streaming the most in Japan and some of the entries might be downright surprising to fans in North America.

The list of top 10 streaming anime series in Japan, as calculated by GEM Partners based on the number of hours watched by residents, is listed as follows:

10.) Kingdom
9.) One Piece
8.) Evangelion
7.) My Hero Academia
6.) The time I got reincarnated as a slime
5.) Case Closed
4.) Attack on Titan
3.) The Tokyo Avengers
2.) Jujutsu Kaisen
1.) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

What you might find particularly surprising is that these are not only the top ten most-streamed anime series in Japan, but also the top ten most-streamed TV shows during the period, along with action series live such as Solitary Gourment, The Walking Dead and Squid Game ranking high but unable to place in the top ten. Needless to say, it shows just how popular the anime medium has become in Japan when it’s able to top the top streaming spots for 2021.

It is not a surprise to see that demon slayer was able to reclaim the top spot, but what’s surprising is how the series created by mangaka Koyoharu Gotouge was able to do so so soon after the manga premiered in 2016. With the story of the Mugen train told in the television series and the first film of Shonen, Tanjiro’s story has become a worldwide phenomenon, even though the manga has already ended. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see which series, if any, are able to dethrone the franchise of demon slayer That much.

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Via Crunchyroll

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