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Oshi no Ko Wins Yahoo! Japan Search Award 2023

Oshi no Ko Wins Yahoo! Japan Search Award 2023Yahoo! Japan (yes, Yahoo is still a commonly used search engine in Japan) has just released its Search Awards for 2023 — a list of pop culture faves that received the most searches for the year.

The search award for anime went to Oshi no Ko, a series which crossed over from anime fans to non-fans alike, partially thanks to its hit opening theme song, “Idol” by Yoasobi.

No surprise, then, that the search award for music went to “Idol.”

Anime runners-up included Blue Lock, Frieren, Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku and Demon Slayer.

Other winners included:

  • Film: The Boy and the Heron
  • Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • TV series: VIVANT
  • Athlete: Shohei Ohtani
  • Voice actor: Mamoru Miyano

What’d you search for the most this year?

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.