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Yahoo Japan Search Awards 2022 Winners Include Splatoon 3, Spy x Family

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Yahoo published its Japan Search Awards for 2022, and both Spy x Family and Splatoon 3 were among the most popular. The awards look at search terms that became more popular than usual between 2021 and 2022. There are multiple categories, ranging from musicians to athletes to products. The entire list is available on the Yahoo website.

Because Yahoo is a popular search engine in Japan, these winners give a good look at cultural trends in the country. This article will focus on four of the select categories, as well as noteworthy entries in other ones. For some of them, Yahoo gave reasons for why a particular term became more popular that year.

Voice Actors (roles noted on Yahoo are in brackets)

  1. Atsumi Tanezaki (Anya in Spy x Family)
  2. Ryota Ohsaka (Gyutaro in Demon Slayer)
  3. Mamoru Miyano (Doma in Demon Slayer)
  4. Kazuhiko Inoue (Yoriichi Tsugikuni in Demon Slayer)
  5. Saori Hayami (Yor in Spy x Family)
  6. Kaori Nazuka (Uta in One Piece Film: Red)
  7. Takuya Eguchi (Loid in Spy x Family)
  8. Chika Anzai (Chisato in Lycoris Recoil)
  9. Hina Suguta (Marin in My Dress-up Darling)
  10. Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy in One Piece Film: Red)

Anime

  1. Spy x Family
  2. My Dress-up Darling
  3. Chainsaw Man
  4. Lycoris Recoil
  5. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury
  6. Urusei Yatsura
  7. Delicious Party Precure
  8. Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc
  9. Ao Ashi
  10. Ya Boy Kongming

Games

  1. Splatoon 3
  2. Pokemon Legends Arceus
  3. Elden Ring
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
  5. Dragon Quest X
  6. HEAVEN BURNS RED
  7. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
  8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  9. Gran Turismo 7
  10. Pokemon Scarlet

Zankyosanka” and “New Genesis,” which are from Demon Slayer and One Piece Film: Red respectively, appeared on the top 10 searches for music. “Zankyosanka” was first whereas “New Genesis” was fourth. In seventh place is “I’m Invincible” and in tenth is “Tot Musica,” which are both from One Piece Film: Red as songs Uta (Ado) sang.

The Yahoo Japan Search Awards 2022 winners are available on Yahoo. You can see the winners for 2021 here.

Stephanie Liu
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