Anime Viewership on Netflix in the U.S. has increased in 2020

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According to a new report from Netflix, Anime Viewership is “over 100%”, citing that Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution was the most-watched anime title this year, followed by the American Animated, Blood of Zeus show was the other most-watched “anime” title in 2020. Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution premiered on Netflix worldwide outside of Japan and Korea on February 27. The film’s Netflix release date coincided with Pokémon Day, the day commemorating the original launch of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green in Japan on February 27, 1996.

According to Variety, the Viewership of anime doubled in 2020 across Asia, from 2019, the data reveals. The most popular anime title in Japan was “Japan Sinks 2020,” while Malaysia, Singapore, and India favored “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution.” Thailand preferred “Howl’s Moving Castle,” the Philippines “Weathering with You,” Hong Kong and Indonesia “A Whisker Away,” and Taiwan “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.”

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