Spy x Family and 9 Other Most Popular Anime of 2022 in Japan Right Now

SPY x FAMILY has remained the Most Popular Anime on Japanese Streaming Services for 14 consecutive weeks now. See the full list featuring One Piece, Overlord Season 4, and Made in Abyss.

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


SPY x FAMILY has been the Most Popular Anime on Japanese Streaming for almost four months now.

Spy x Family: Most Popular Anime of July 2022


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.

The anime’s success has resulted in the manga series selling more than 5 million copies this year already in Japan. And even in the USA, the manga has been one of the Best-Selling Graphic Novels and Comics during the past few months.

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One Piece continues to deliver consistent and quality episodes week after week and has now climbed to the second spot on the list. The series is also the first anime to have taken the first spot in the teenage demographic in over ten weeks from SPY x FAMILY.

Kingdom and Detective Conan also continue to be consistent as they take the next two spots on the list, respectively. The Kingdom anime has been immensely popular among both the younger and older audiences in Japan as we move into the latter half of the fourth season of the beloved seinen manga.

Overlord Season 4 and Made in Abyss Season 2 are the Most Popular Anime of Summer.

Made in Abyss Season 2: Most Popular Anime July 2022

After a four-year-long hiatus, Overlord returned with Season 4 last month, and the series has quickly become the Most-Watched Anime from the Summer Season in Japan. Overlord is the Fifth Most Popular Anime overall in Japanese Streaming and VOD services right now.

Meanwhile, the critically acclaimed dark fantasy hit from 2017, Made in Abyss, has also returned with its Second Season this summer and is currently the Sixth Most Popular Anime in Japan right now.

The anime has been garnering heaps of praise this season as well, picking up right from its emotionally astounding and heartbreaking first season.


We have seen plenty of surprise hits this year so far, with Ya Boy Kongming and Ranking of Kings being two of the biggest anime on Japanese streaming services this year. Another anime that has caught us by surprise this year is the latest Netflix release, Uncle from Another World, which is currently the Most Popular Non-Sequel Release from the Summer Anime Season.

Uncle from Another World is a hilarious comedic spin on the Isekai genre with a perfect dose of nostalgia going for it. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is definitely worth checking out just for its SEGA references. And if you are a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure fan, then you must know that the main character is voiced by Takehito Koyasu, the voice of Dio.

Meanwhile, in the teenage demographic, The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting has quickly become a fan-favourite. It is the Third Most-Watched Anime in Japanese Streaming and VOD services among the aforementioned age group, while Lycoris Recoil and Classroom of the Elite are also on the list of the Top 10 Most Popular Anime among teenagers.

Ya Boy Kongming has re-entered the Top 10 among teenagers, while World Trigger is outperforming most of the new seasonal anime right now. You can see the complete list below.


Top 10 Most Popular Anime on Japanese Streaming Right Now (July 2022):

  2. One Piece
  3. Kingdom
  4. Detective Conan
  5. Overlord
  6. Made in Abyss
  7. Uncle from Another World
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  9. Gundam
  10. Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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

  1. One Piece
  3. The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting
  4. Made in Abyss
  5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  6. Ya Boy Kongming
  7. World Trigger
  8. Lycoris Recoil
  9. Classroom of the Elite
  10. Detective Conan.

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 anime from the Summer Anime Season right now? Are you enjoying the second season of Made in Abyss and Overlord Season 4? Comment below and let us know.

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