Japan Most Searched Terms 2021

Monster Hunter Rise and Uma Musume Were Most Searched in Google in Japan

Google released Japan’s most searched terms of 2021, and included were video games such as Monster Hunter Rise and Uma Musume: Pretty Derby. Prominent anime series such as Jujutsu Kaisen and Tokyo Revengers also made the list. Notably, this is the first year Google Japan has released an entirely separate ranking category for video games.

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The search rankings are based on data from January 1, 2021, to November 22, 2021. In the viral ranking category, Tokyo Revengers came in at third place just below the terms “Tokyo Olympics 2020” and “Shohei Ohtani.” Additionally, Monster Hunter Rise came in fourth, Jujutsu Kaisen in fifth, and Uma Musume in sixth place. The rankings mirror similar results from Yahoo Japan’s search rankings released in November 2021.

Tokyo Revengers also took the top spot of the movies category, likely due to the release of the live-action film earlier this year. Just below it was Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle in second place. Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 came in fifth, with Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway in seventh place. Last year’s results featured the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie in first place.

Furthermore, Google Japan specifically outlines the most searched video games of 2021. Monster Hunter Rise and Uma Musume top the charts alongside Pokemon UNITE and Tales of Arise. Other notable mentions include the recently released Pikmin Bloom and Capcom’s Resident Evil Village.

You can check out the top ten most searched video game terms in the list below:

  1. Monster Hunter Rise
  2. Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
  3. Pokemon UNITE
  4. Tales of Arise
  5. Resident Evil Village
  6. Keyboard Island Adventure
  7. NieR Re[in]carnation
  8. Pikmin Bloom
  9. Little Nightmares 2
  10. Super Robot Wars 30

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