The platform's official fandom blog runs down the year's faves
Tumblr's closing out the year by crunching the numbers across its many, many fandom-based blogs, and they've got a comprehensive list of what's hot in anime, manga, and entertainment in general. A multitude of lists outlines the year's most popular properties, including which series won the hearts of bloggrs this year.
Once again topping the list of most popular anime on the platform is My Hero Academia, followed close behind by Mob Psycho 100 (which rocketed up 28 spots since last year) and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (up 15 spots). Jumping straight into the list this year were Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, The Promised Neverland, given, Sarazanmai, and the new series of Fruits Basket.
You can check out the full list here.
As for most popular anime characters, My Hero Academia continued to dominate, with 18 of the top 50 faves hailing from the series (and Best Boy Deku at #1). Reigen Arataka of Mob Psycho 100 is holding strong at an impressive #5, with Levi Ackerman of Attack on Titan at #7 and JoJo's Giorno Giovanna at #15. The list is brand new this year, so there's no indication of rises or falls in popularity here.
In the world of video games, Overwatch remains in the top spot, followed by Minecraft in second (up 27 spots) and new arrival Fire Emblem: Three Houses in third. Danganronpa, Ace Attorney, and Final Fantasy XIV all make a new showing in the list, alongside indie titles like Hollow Knight and the returning hit Undertale.
In terms of video game characters, Arthur Morgan of Red Dead Redemption takes the lead, with lovable pink puffball Kirby at #2 and new Smash Bros. brawler Sans Undertale at #3. If it's Pokémon rankings you'll likely not be at all shocked to see Pikachu in the top spot. New starters Sobble, Scorbunny, and Grookey come in third, fifth, and sixth respectively (Bulbasaur slid in at #4), with the #2 spot going to our fluffy new friend Wooloo.
The fandom ranking also include top movies, TV series, ships, and a run-down of the platform's most popular fandom of 2019, Good Omens.
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