Netflix has shown that it’s interested in anime, and it seems to be paying off. As Variety pointed out, the top 10 non-English-language shows on Netflix last week had four anime titles. Other non-English titles on the list came from Brazil, South Korea, and there was also a live-action show from Japan.
Of all the anime on Netflix right now, Baki Hanma: Season 2 did best last week. It came in second place on the weekly list, following the Brazilian series Sintonia. Last week, Baki Hanma received 6 million views around the globe, and people spent 33 million hours watching it.
The second-most successful anime last week was My Happy Marriage, which came in sixth place. It was viewed 2.7 million times around the globe and people spent 4.3 million hours watching it.
The next anime came in ninth place, and it was Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead. By comparison, it had 1.8 million views and people spent 2.1 million hours watching the show.
10th place went to Jujutsu Kaisen: Season 2. It got 1.6 million views, which is fewer than Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead. On the other hand, people spent more hours watching Jujutsu Kaisen: 2.6 million hours to be precise.
Netflix gave this description for Baki Hanma:
To gain the skills he needs to surpass his powerful father, Baki enters Arizona State Prison to take on the notorious inmate known as Mr. Unchained.
Netflix gave this description of My Happy Marriage:
Miyo’s abusive family deems her worthless – but together with her powerful husband-to-be, her true self and hidden powers slowly begin to shine.
Netflix gave this description of Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead:
In this anime adaptation, an overworked 24-year-old finally decides to live a little and create a bucket list, when a zombie outbreak hits the country.
VIZ Media publishes the Jujutsu Kaisen manga and gave this description for its plot:
Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.