Netflix, the streaming giant that’s been been pumping resources into anime for the last couple years, is extremely tight-lipped when it comes to numbers. It won’t even reveal how much its original films make when they’re in theaters!
So a recent blog post from Netflix Japan is a rare look behind the curtain indeed. It’s a list of the top 10 most-streamed anime on the service in 2019, and it reveals some interesting tidbits about how well the streamer’s own original shows are doing.
Keep in mind that this is Netflix Japan, so you’ll see some titles that are licensed by other companies in the U.S. and elsewhere. Anyway, here it is:
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
3. One-Punch Man
4. Kengan Ashura
5. Attack on Titan
6. The Seven Deadly Sins
7. 7 Seeds
8. Dr. Stone
9. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
10. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
A Netflix original, Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki’s Ultraman, took the number one spot, which is no doubt encouraging for the folks greenlighting these original projects. Number two was Evangelion, which was a huge pickup for the service and caused a lot of conversation (and some controversy) on these here ‘nets. The rest of the list shows a combination of Netflix titles and licenses. There are no actual numbers attached, so it’s hard to tell exactly how well these shows are doing, but hey, if the ‘flix keeps investing in cool anime, we’re happy.
Source: Netflix Japan