According to the recent results from the Yahoo Japan Search Awards, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was the most searched for video game in 2023. In terms of anime, Oshi no Ko was the one most people searched for.
After the success of Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom followed as both next big mainline The Legend of Zelda title from Nintendo and a direct sequel to the game. For six years the game was in development, and it released on May 12, 2023. By June 2023, Tears of the Kingdom had cemented itself as the fastest selling Nintendo title.
Here are the top five most searched for video games on Yahoo Japan in 2023:
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
- Pokemon Sleep
- Pikmin 4
- Honkai: Star Rail
The first episode of Oshi no Ko released on April 12, 2023 in Japan, with HIDIVE handling worldwide streaming. The story follows Ai Hoshino and her two children within the Japanese entertainment industry working to solve a tragic mystery. As an added note, YOASOBI’s “Idol,” the opening theme song of the show, was the most searched for song on Yahoo Japan in 2023.
Here are the top five most searched for anime series on Yahoo Japan in 2023:
- Oshi no Ko
- Blue Lock
- Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
- Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba