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Guinness World Records Names ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ World’s Most Popular Anime

MAPPA’s rendition of Jujutsu Kaisen has skyrocketed in popularity, surpassing anime titans such as One Piece and Attack on Titan to become the world’s most popular anime.

This title was officially bestowed by Guinness World Records, crediting Gege Akutami’s creation with this prestigious recognition. The acclaim is based on findings from Parrot Analytics, a firm specialising in entertainment data analysis, which determined Jujutsu Kaisen as the most desired anime through a comprehensive assessment of online engagement.

Jujutsu Kaisen has dethroned Attack on Titan as the most in-demand animated TV show, a record held since 2020. Parrot Analytics revealed that the anime achieved a global demand rating 71.2 times higher than the average TV series, employing a unique methodology that captures billions of data points across video consumption, social media engagement, and online research actions. High-effort consumer actions, such as streaming or downloading the show, carry more weight in this calculation.

Despite stiff competition from One Piece, bolstered by its Netflix live-action adaptation, and Attack on Titan, which concluded with a series finale special last year, Jujutsu Kaisen emerged victorious. Its second season, particularly potent in late 2023, peaked in demand on 29 December, achieving 128 times the demand of the average show.

The anime not only captivated a broad audience but also attracted a significant portion of Gen Z viewers, aged 13-22, outpacing both One Piece and Attack on Titan in this demographic. While Attack on Titan retains the record for the largest comic book published, and One Piece for the most copies published by a single author, Jujutsu Kaisen‘s success highlights MAPPA’s unparalleled animation quality and storytelling prowess.

With a narrative that redefines shonen genre norms and showcases mesmerising action sequences, Jujutsu Kaisen continues to draw in fans. Its competitive edge is further solidified by its appeal to younger audiences, likely attributed to its online engagement and propensity for sharing content.

Despite any controversy surrounding MAPPA’s workplace or the animation quality in its second season, the series maintains its stronghold on the anime community, promising to keep its momentum with high-quality animation and compelling storytelling.

All episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen are now streaming on Crunchyroll.