Web Newtype has released the results of the most tweeted anime of the Winter 2017 season. The results come from Kadokawa ASCII Research Laboratories, and they analyzed the number of tweets that included a series full title, popular abbreviations, and tags to determine the most popular series in Japan.
Here are the top 10 results!
10ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. – 96,996 mentions
9BanG! Dream – 119,565 mentions
8Scum’s Wish – 124,941 mentions
7Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – 131,732 mentions
6Youjo Senki – 135,506 mentions
5KonoSuba Season 2 – 150,730 mentions
4Kirakira Precure a la Mode – 183,720 mentions
3Granblue Fantasy the Animation – 188,078 mentions
2Gintama. – 314,270 mentions
1Kemono Friends – 1,257,696 mentions
It’s not even a contest – Kemono Friends is the most popular anime in Japan this season! After poor initial reaction, the anime has blew up in terms of popularity, which many credit to its simple story and endearing characters.
The anime’s first episode has been watched on NicoNicoDouga over 2 million times, which is more than KonoSuba and Youjo Senki. In fact, stores had to stop accepting pre-orders for a guidebook that includes the shows first two episodes because there is too much demand!
Have you joined the Japanese community and let Kemono Friends take over your heart?