"PreCure" is February's Most Tweeted Anime Word in Japan

Cure Peace, the first Otaku PreCure attracts the adult fans strongly

The Japanese communications service provider NEC BIGLOBE reported on March 8 that "PreCure" was the #6 most Tweeted and #1 hashtagged word in Japan from February 1 to March 1. Each were the highest positions for anime/manga related words in February. The reason for the extreme popularity was no doubt the sensational start of the newest TV series Smile PreCure! on February 5. 

 

The main audience for the PreCure series are preschool and preteen children (age of 4 to 12), who are definitely not heavy Twitter users. So, who is tweeting about PreCure so frequently? Of course Japanese Otaku! It is sure that Cure Peace/Yayoi Kise (the yellow one) is one of the reasons why the show has attracted so many Japanese Otaku. She is cute. She is loli (very important). She is not too strong. And most importantly, she is very good at drawing manga, which means she must be

Otaku, too! The first episode of the manga serialized in the Nakayoshi magazine implies she even

publishes her own doujinshi. The fans have welcomed and loved the first Otaku PreCure so much.

 

Cure Peace

 

Yayoi Kise in school uniform

 

 

Cure Peace is also very popular among Japanese amateur illustrators in Pixiv.

Here's some examples.


by Komore


by Koyuri


by Yazawan


by Akira Kuto


by Amanatsu✩Mikan

 

Source: NEC BIGLOBE's press release via Netlabo


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