Interest Yuri!!! on Ice Dominates Fall Anime on Twitter Rankings
posted on 2016-12-21 07:12 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Kadokawa Ascii Research Laboratories content and information trend analytics company revealed its research on the most-Tweeted fall anime show on Wednesday. The research takes into account the number of Tweets from November 24 to December 14, and counts Tweets that are tagged with both the title of the show and possible abbreviations. The results have skating anime Yuri!!! on Ice as the winner by a wide margin, with 1,440,596 Tweets made in the given timeframe, and Haikyu!! a distant second at 348,109 Tweets.
The full top 10 list is as follows:
- Yuri!!! on Ice (1,440,596)
- Haikyu!! (348,109)
- Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru (343,825)
- Bungo Stray Dogs (219,407)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (148,908)
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (143,997)
- Utano☆Princesama Legend Star (123,304)
- Dream Festival! (70,765)
- Drifters (64,542)
- Occultic;Nine (59,978)
Yuri!!! on Ice's popularity has echoed in other works, as seen with Ike from South Park apparently searching for the show on Google. The show's episode 10 end credits sequence also prompted pole dancers to comment on the accuracy of the moves pulled off by the characters. Even real-life competitive skaters have been watching the show. Evegenia Medvedeva has made no secret of her love for it, and fans love her back. Olympic skater Johnny Weir just started the show this month, and he's already pretty hooked.
Yuri!!! on Ice director Sayo Yamamoto, co-creator Mitsurou Kubo, and character designer and animation director Tadashi Hiramatsu are coming to Dallas for AnimeFest in August.
Source: Web Newtype