Top 10 Streamed Anime In Japan Revealed For 2021

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The world of anime has become a big part of streaming content throughout the years, with platforms such as Netflix, HBO Max, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and many others taking the opportunity to take anime franchises, old and new, and add them to their libraries. With North America seeing some major anime hits arriving in the West thanks to these streaming services, Japan has seen the same and has recently released a top ten list of some of the biggest franchises that were viewed in 2021, and some of the series on this list might definitely surprise you.

The Top 10 List of Streamed Anime series in Japan, as calculated by GEM Partners based on the number of hours they were viewed by residents, are listed as follows:

10.) Kingdom
9.) One Piece
8.) Evangelion
7.) My Hero Academia
6.) That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
5.) Case Closed
4.) Attack On Titan
3.) Tokyo Revengers
2.) Jujutsu Kaisen
1.) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

What you might find especially surprising is that these aren’t just the top ten most-streamed anime series in Japan, they are also the top ten television shows streamed period, with live-action series such as Solitary Gourment, The Walking Dead, and Squid Game ranking high but being unable to crack the top ten. Needless to say, it just goes to show how popular the medium of anime has become in Japan when it is able to overtake the top streaming spots for 2021.

It’s no surprise to see that Demon Slayer was able to take the top spot once again, but what is surprising is how the series created by mangaka Koyoharu Gotouge was able to do so so soon following the manga’s premiere in 2016. With the story of the Mugen Train being told in the television series and the Shonen’s first movie, the tale of Tanjiro has become a worldwide phenomenon, even though the manga has already come to an end. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see what series, if any, are able to dethrone the franchise of Demon Slayer at this point.

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