Racking up more than 2.1 Billion Views, One Piece is the Most-Watched Anime of All Time on Bilibili in Asia. See the full list featuring Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, and Demon Slayer.
The popularity of anime in mainstream media has been relentlessly on the rise in the Western hemisphere and around the globe over the last couple of years. The worldwide demand for this distinctive form of Japanese animation has experienced a significant surge, especially since the pandemic. Over the past year, certain anime titles, such as SPY x FAMILY, Demon Slayer, and Chainsaw Man, have all dominated social media discussions, transcending geographical as well as mainstream boundaries.
While North America and European nations like France and the UK have embraced anime fervently, its popularity is particularly pronounced in Asia and Asian regions like Malaysia, India, the Philippines, and Thailand. And today, we will be looking at the Most-Watched Anime of All Time on the popular official anime streaming platform, Bilibili.
For this list, we’ll be looking at the twenty biggest viewership figures for an anime on Bilibili Global (which operates predominantly in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, and Southeast Asia ). It’s essential to note that these viewership statistics exclude China, Bilibili’s largest market, where the platform holds licensing for various anime tailored to the Chinese audience.
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One Piece becomes the first anime to cross over 2 Billion Views.
1. ONE PIECE: 2.1 Billion Views
One Piece was added to Bilibili Asia in September 2021, and in just under a couple of years, the anime has surpassed more than 2 Billion Views on the platform, which is more than insane.
More than two decades after its initial debut, One Piece remains one of the most beloved franchises to ever exist and continues to shatter many records ever so often.
The anime continues to boast an unwavering popularity around the world, and not only has it been really consistent (huge credits to Toei Animation for delivering week after week), but it has even kept on reeling in new fans with it.
Oda and Toei have taken millions into an adventure of a lifetime with Luffy and the gang. Many of us have grown up with this series, and the passionate commitment to following the manga or anime weekly speaks volumes about its quality. The series is truly a phenomenon of its kind, and there might never be something like One Piece ever again in our lifetime.
Naruto sweeps the Top 5 with over 1.4 Billion views overall.
2. Naruto Shippuden: 780 Million Views
Very few anime have had the cultural impact around the world that Naruto has had. It doesn’t matter where you live; if you are an anime fan, you have probably watched an episode or two of Naruto at some point.
Naruto has won hearts around the world with its heartwarming and action-packed story alongside its inspirational and beautifully layered characters. The series is a global sensation and has continued to not only live but stay relevant years after the original story from Kishimoto ended.
3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations: 450 Million Views
The story of Naruto continues with this series that follows his son, Boruto, embarking on a quest to forge his unique identity, distinct from the formidable legacy cast by his legendary father, Naruto, the 7th Hokage.
The series, which has been on the air for over 200 episodes, endows the rich legacy of the Naruto Saga into the inexperienced hands of the next generation. And while it may not have garnered rave reviews or universal acclaim close to its predecessors, it has cultivated a dedicated fan base among Naruto enthusiasts, which is evident in its remarkable viewership figures. The anime succeeds in weaving enough nostalgia and impactful moments within the anime that the series has made its own solid following and continues to be very popular.
4. Hunter x Hunter: 265 Million Views
Hunter x Hunter is the crown jewel of Shonen. The series takes the genre into a whole other territory and embodies the essence of profound storytelling.
With Hunter x Hunter, Togashi-sensei and Madhouse have expertly crafted a profound portrayal of varied perspectives on concepts such as love, war, humanity, true strength, and purpose. Constructing an expansive universe with intricate and captivating characters, the series immerses its audience into a fascinating realm of contemplation, characterized by a slowly unfolding ascension into a bittersweet journey.
Hunter x Hunter boasts a remarkable ensemble of both main and supporting characters, accompanied by a compelling and likeable array of adversaries, if one would label them as such. While it incorporates moments of calmness and typical shonen excitement and battles, it avoids predictability, steering clear of repetitive tropes.
Hunter x Hunter also delves into much darker territory as the series goes on, addressing intense and universal themes that carry significant weight and are bound to resonate with you and strike a chord. The series is utterly fun and captivating and is brilliantly executed, managing to be both impactful and emotionally stirring. Hunter x Hunter has undeniably earned its place among the most significant and revered anime of all time.
5. Naruto: 260 Million Views
Of course, the original Naruto series that many of us grew up watching was also going to be on the list. The original anime has garnered over 260 million views despite its universal following and acclaim prior to its inclusion on Bilibili. Further proof that Naruto remains timeless and continues to be a gateway to anime for fans of any generation.
You can see the complete list below.
Top 20 Most-Watched Anime of All Time on Bilibili Asia:
- One Piece: 2.1 Billion Views
- Naruto Shippuden: 780 Million Views
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generations: 450 Million Views
- Hunter x Hunter: 265 Million Views
- Naruto: 260 Million Views
- Bleach: 205 Million Views
- SPY x FAMILY: 200 Million Views
- Demon Slayer: 175 Million Views
- Jujutsu Kaisen: 165 Million Views
- Demon Slayer Season 2: 140 Million Views
- Tokyo Revengers: 102 Million Views
- Demon Slayer Season 3: 101 Million views
- Detective Conan: 100 Million Views
- Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2: 88 Million Views
- Haikyuu!!: 88 Million Views
- Blue Lock: 80 Million Views
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: 78 Million Views
- Haikyuu!! Season 2: 76 Million Views
- My Hero Academia Season 6: 71 Million Views
- Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: 67 Million Views.
Source: Bilibili TV.
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