Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train and Neon Genesis Evangelion were among the top Japanese Twitter trends in 2021. Twitter recently released a list of the top 20 most tweeted terms of 2021. Twitter also gave out awards in various categories based on the number of likes, retweets, and followers gained. These included Monster Hunter Rise in the video game category and Tokyo Revengers in the anime category.
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The top 20 rankings are based on the number of tweets including the keyword, as well as clicks and engagement. Sitting at the top is “Gold Medal” referencing this year’s Tokyo Olympics. It was followed by the pandemic’s “State of Emergency.” In third place is “Mugen Train” on September 25, 2021, which is when the latest Demon Slayer movie aired on Japanese televisions. Each term came with a date on which the term hit its highest peak of engagement.
Other Twitter terms include Fate/Grand Order‘s “Oberon” at 8th place, “Smash Bros.” at 9th place, “Diamond Pearl Remake” at 11th, and “Chainsaw Man” at 12th. Interestingly, over half of the top 20 terms featured anime or video game franchises. Notable mentions include Pui Pui Molcar, Uma Musume, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Mobile Suit Gundam.
Furthermore, Twitter also gave awards to terms that achieved significant engagement. Twitter gave a special Judge’s Award to Look Back, Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto’s one-shot manga that reached 2.5 million views in a single day. And while Monster Hunter Rise and Tokyo Revengers winning awards in their respective categories, the official Demon Slayer account also received an award for the most retweets on a single tweet.