Naruto is officially confirmed as the most popular anime of all time according to Google search, supporting other statistics and global popularity. The film stands out for its compelling stories, tackling real-world issues such as betrayal, genocide and friendship, and inspiring viewers to challenge their thinking. Even though it ended over five years ago, Naruto remains a timeless series, beating out other popular anime like Attack On Titan and My Hero Academia in Google searches.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Google just revealed the most searched anime since its founding is Naruto as opposed to Dragon Ball or One Piece. The most popular anime topic is probably the most discussed topic in the anime community, with different fandoms making opposing arguments. And now, Google has officially confirmed that Naruto has won this debate.
Naruto being the most searched anime on Google has been revealed in a fun little interactive map put out by Google called Most Searched Playground. While Google searches are not the only metric to measure popularity, they are a good indicator, especially when the sample span spans more than two decades. It also backs up other statistics showing that Masashi Kishimoto’s hit series is actually the most popular anime.
The iconic ninja series has always been the center of discussion along with other members of the Big Three, One Piece and Bleach, but confirmation from the giant company puts the series above all others and proves Proving that Naruto is the most famous anime of all time.
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Naruto has officially been crowned by the tech giant
Along with these other statistics, Naruto is the clear choice for the most popular anime series of all time. According to MangaCodex’s manga sales list, Naruto is the 5th best-selling manga of all time, with more than 250 million copies in circulation worldwide. The anime is even more popular, with Crunchyroll claiming it was the most watched series on the platform from 2010 to 2019. Crunchyroll’s author even said that “There’s a phrase we use a lot at the office–“Crunchyroll is the house that Naruto built”” The numbers have always pointed to Naruto as a global anime icon, and Google’s latest data further confirms that.
There is a phrase we use a lot in the office– “Crunchyroll is the house that Naruto built”
With 700 episodes and 700 chapters, Naruto follows Naruto, an orphaned and ostracized troublemaker. His goal is to become Hokage, the most powerful and highest-ranking person in the village, and his journey is one of the most inspiring. Besides being a shining example of doing it right, what makes Naruto stand out is how compelling the cast’s stories can be. Naruto tackles many difficult real-world issues such as genocide, betrayal, and friendship, constantly challenging the viewer’s way of thinking.
Naruto is perhaps the most iconic anime series of all time, so it makes sense that it would become the most searched anime series of all time. It beat out giants like Attack On Titan, the most searched series of the past 3 years, and other genre-defining anime like My Hero Academia and Slam Dunk. Even more impressive is its victory over major series that have sold more manga volumes than it, like Dragon Ball and One Piece. This is truly an impressive achievement considering the show ended more than 5 years ago and is still as popular as ever. Naruto is truly a timeless series and has earned its place as the most searched anime on Google.
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Source: Google, Crunchyroll, AniNewsAndFacts, MangaCodex