Netflix Anime Viewership Doubled in the U.S. and Across Asia This Year

‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution’ takes home the most popular anime show.

Entertainment
6,181 Hypes 5 Comments

Viewership for the anime category on Netflix doubled across many regions in the world for the year of 2020.

According to an end-of-year roundup posted by the streaming platform, the number of views for anime shows and films increased by 100 percent in the U.S. over the course of this year, with two titles particularly popular among viewers: Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution and Blood Of Zeus.

At the same time, Variety reported that anime viewership similarly doubled across many regions in Asia when compared to data from 2019. Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution was also the most beloved title in Malaysia, Singapore and India, while Thailand watched Howl’s Moving Castle, the Philippines preferred Weathering with You, Hong Kong and Indonesia turned to A Whisker Away, and Taiwan’s favorite was Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

The news comes following recent announcements at Netflix’s 2020 Anime Festival for five new projects in an effort to expand the fast-growing category. At the time, the streaming platform also reported that more than 100 million households watched an anime title in 2020, with a show or film from the genre reaching Top 10 across 100 different countries.

For more things entertainment, the Kardashians have signed a new deal with Disney and Hulu.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Gorō Taniguchi’s ‘One Piece Film: Red’ Will Debut in the U.S. This October
Entertainment

Gorō Taniguchi’s ‘One Piece Film: Red’ Will Debut in the U.S. This October

The news was shared with the help of the USC Trojans marching band.

Awake NY Launches Summer 2022 Collection
Fashion

Awake NY Launches Summer 2022 Collection

Featuring artwork from Shirt King Phade and Atticus Torre.

Jonathan Edelhuber Reveals His Artistic Influences in 'Something Old, Something New'
Art

Jonathan Edelhuber Reveals His Artistic Influences in 'Something Old, Something New'

On view at Over the Influence Hong Kong until August 27.


Grateful Dead and AKILA Reunite for Second Collaborative Sunglasses Collection
Fashion

Grateful Dead and AKILA Reunite for Second Collaborative Sunglasses Collection

Including the Ares and Miracle silhouettes.

Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who' Casted in 'Game of Thrones' Prequel As Mad Targaryen Prince
Entertainment

Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who' Casted in 'Game of Thrones' Prequel As Mad Targaryen Prince

Set 300 years before the Mother of Dragons.

Some 'Cyberpunk 2077' Players Are Managing to Get Refunds
Gaming

Some 'Cyberpunk 2077' Players Are Managing to Get Refunds

But not all have been so lucky.

Japanese LEGO Master Recreates Hokusai's 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'
Design

Japanese LEGO Master Recreates Hokusai's 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'

The Ukiyo-e print in 3D form.

StreetX Delves Into the World of Jiu-Jitsu With Flame Gi Holiday 2020 Capsule
Fashion

StreetX Delves Into the World of Jiu-Jitsu With Flame Gi Holiday 2020 Capsule

An intersection of sport and fashion.

Paul Newman's Rolex 6263 “Big Red” Daytona Sells for $5.5 Million USD
Watches

Paul Newman's Rolex 6263 “Big Red” Daytona Sells for $5.5 Million USD

With a “Drive slowly Joanne” caseback engraving.


Nike and Warren Lotas Have Reached a Confidential Settlement
Footwear

Nike and Warren Lotas Have Reached a Confidential Settlement

Lotas is still adamant about selling his Reaper sneaker.

mastermind JAPAN and COTODOMA's Lyric Speaker Offers New Way to Experience Music
Tech

mastermind JAPAN and COTODOMA's Lyric Speaker Offers New Way to Experience Music

Celebrating the “spirit of language.”

'Yu-Gi-Oh!' TCG "Speed Duel: Battle City" Box Comes With Eight Iconic Character Decks
Gaming

'Yu-Gi-Oh!' TCG "Speed Duel: Battle City" Box Comes With Eight Iconic Character Decks

Featuring secret rare Egyptian God Cards – Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon and The Winged Dragon of Ra.

The UFC Releases Trailer for Dustin Poirier vs. Conor Mcgregor Rematch
Sports

The UFC Releases Trailer for Dustin Poirier vs. Conor Mcgregor Rematch

“The Notorious” returns to the Octagon once again.

Nike's Self-Lacing Adapt Auto Max Surfaces in a "Jetstream" Colorway
Footwear

Nike's Self-Lacing Adapt Auto Max Surfaces in a "Jetstream" Colorway

Air MAG vibes land on this high-tech offering by the Swoosh.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.