Most Popular Anime of 2022 Among Teenagers Right Now; Rent-a-Girlfriend and More

SPY x FAMILY has remained the Most Popular Anime in Japanese Streaming Services for the 11th consecutive week, while Rent-a-Girlfriend has entered the Top 10 among teenagers with its premiere. See the full list.

We have seen plenty of romantic comedies throughout the year so far, but this anime season sees the return of a particular fan-favourite with its sophomore season. Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 premiered earlier this month. And with its premiere, the anime has instantly made its way to the Top 10 Most-Watched TV Shows among teenagers in Japan.Most Popular Anime of 2022 (Teenagers): Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2

While it is no surprise that this anime has created a lot of drama and has gotten its fair share of criticism for practically being irredeemable, it is also not a surprise just how popular this harem rom-com is in Japan. The manga series has over 10 million copies in circulation in Japan, and the merchandise of the series have been selling ridiculously well ever since the premiere of the anime’s first season.


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SPY x FAMILY remains the Most Popular Anime among every demographic in Japan.

Most Popular Anime of 2022 (Teenagers): Spy x Family


SPY x FAMILY is currently the Most-Watched Anime and TV Show on Japanese Streaming and VOD Services. The anime has been on top for the last eleven weeks and has been leading amongst both the male and female demographics by a large margin.

The demographic breakdown further confirms that SPY x FAMILY is the Most-Watched TV Show on Streaming right now amongst teenagers and adults of every single age demographic, ranging from people in their 20s to the elderly audience of 60 years and older.

SPY x FAMILY has caught the eye of everyone, even the casual anime fans. The hype surrounding this series has been insane, with the anime quickly becoming one of the biggest new anime to have come out in recent years. The series has been insanely popular not just in Japan but also globally.

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie and A Couple of Cuckoos are hot favourites among teenagers.

Romance anime are particularly popular among Japanese teenagers, as Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is the Second Most Popular Anime and TV Show among teenagers in Japan right now despite not even being in the Top 20 overall.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War just wrapped up its tremendous third season, which saw the ultra romantic conclusion of its Dual Confessions and Cultural Festival Arc. The third season of the beloved anime was the culmination of the entire series. It was hilarious, it was romantic, and it went an extra mile to be more meaningful than ever. The anime is the Fifth Most Popular Anime on Japanese streaming services right now.

Meanwhile, A Couple of Cuckoos is also on the list as the hit Weekly Shonen Magazine romantic comedy takes the sixth spot. 

Kingdom continues to impress as it climbs up to the third spot among teenagers, with Season 4 of the anime shifting into high gear. While not really being a generous adaptation to what is considered one of the greatest seinen manga of all time, the Kingdom anime continues to be immensely popular with both the younger and older audiences in Japan.

One Piece remains as evergreen as ever. The anime has delivered some remarkable and really consistent episodes since its return from the hiatus and is in the fourth spot amongst teenagers but is the Second Most Popular Anime in Japanese Streaming overall.




Yuru Camp is in the 7th spot following the release of the Yuru Camp: Movie earlier this month. The cinematic outing of the beloved wholesome camping anime has made over 590 Million Yen in the Japanese Box Office after its second weekend.

Gintama remains a favourite among Japanese teenagers and is in the eighth spot, while Demon Slayer continues to be in the Top 10 and is currently in the ninth place. You can see the full list below.


Top 10 Most Popular Anime on Japanese SVOD Services Among Teenagers Right Now:

  2. Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
  3. Kingdom
  4. One Piece
  5. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  6. A Couple of Cuckoos
  7. Yuru Camp
  8. Gintama
  9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  10. Rent-a-Girlfriend.

Source: GEM Partners.

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GEM Partners is a Japanese marketing firm that is centred around the entertainment industry and gathers data by surveying thousands of people every week aged between 16 and 69 regarding what they watched that past week on Netflix, Hulu Japan, Disney+, docomo anime store, Amazon Prime Video, ABEMA Premium, Paravi U-NEXT, and dTV.

What are some of your favourite ongoing anime right now? Are you enjoying the second season of Rent-a-Girlfriend? Comment below and let us know.

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