Jujutsu Kaisen wins Guinness World Record for the most in-demand animated TV show: Exploring the truth behind the award 

Gojo Satoru doing his Famous "Throughout Heaven and Earth, I Alone am the Honored one" pose in Jujutsu Kaisen Anime

Jujutsu Kaisen has become the world’s most in-demand animated show as declared by Guinness World Record. Jujutsu Kaisen won the title for its remarkable performance in the year 2023. Popular shows like Attack on Titan, One Piece, and Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End also aired in 2023, so why Jujutsu Kaisen? If you’re wondering the same thing, let’s delve into the whole truth behind the award. 

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Jujutsu Kaisen wins Guinness World Record: Everything you need to know about this win

Guinness World Record crowned Jujutsu Kaisen as the world’s most in-demand animated show. This award was given based on the statistics of Parrot Analytics which accounts for everything from the viewership to the social media activity.

This includes audience interactions across all social media platforms in the form of hashtags, shares, edits, or videos. The number of downloads and time spent watching the show are a significant part of the criteria as well. 

Gojo and Kenjaku walk in opposite direction with a dark bloody background and aura around them in Shibuya Arc
A still from the opening theme of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 | Image Courtesy of Studio MAPPA

Before Jujutsu Kaisen took over, Attack on Titan held this title since 2020. As the honor largely focuses on the demand of the show, let’s take a look at the the worldwide demand of Jujutsu Kaisen: 

  • United States: JJK is 42.5 times more in-demand than the average TV series in the US and 163% more than it is in Japan. 
  • France: JJK is 33.5 times more in-demand than the average TV series in France and 128% more than it is in Japan. 
  • India: JJK is 25.4 times more in-demand than the average TV series in India and 99% more than it is in Japan. 
  • United Kingdom: JJK is 27.6 times more on-demand than the average TV series in the UK and 106% more than it is in Japan. 
  • Philippines: JJK is 28 times more in-demand than the average TV series in the Philippines and 109% more than it is in Japan. 

This data has been recorded by Parrot Analytics on the basis of the latest 30 days.  

Is Jujutsu Kaisen the most deserving Anime for the title?

Nanami kento with his hand spread wide looking upwards with his eyes closed
Nanami Kento | Image Courtesy of Studio MAPPA

When it comes to accolades, Jujutsu Kaisen has no shortage of them. At the same time, it was up against some of the most commercially and critically successful anime, here’s how it compares to them: 

  • One piece: 2023 was a great year for One Piece fans, with the gear 5 animation and the live action. Although what probably put One Piece behind this time is the inconsistency when it comes to the animation and the pacing. The disparity between the good episodes and the normal ones is pretty surprising. So when the anime of both Jujutsu Kaisen and One Piece are compared, the former easily takes the cake for being the better. 
Frieren, Himmel, Eisen, and Heiter sitting around fire having food together in Frieren anime
A still from Frieren anime | Image Courtesy via TMDB
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End: For the entire season it was airing Frieren was at the top of all charts. It surpassed Fullmetal Alchemist to be the top anime on MyAnimeList and still maintains that position. The only thing that set Frieren behind in this race was probably its novelty. While the manga is fairly popular, Frieren was a new anime that aired in 2023. With the love Frieren is receiving, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it takes over the title the next time around. 
Eren and Zeke with Long hair in Attack on Titan anime
Eren and Zeke glaring at JJK for taking over | Image Courtesy via TMDb
  • Attack on Titan: The article posted alongside the Guinness World Record announcement mentions the narrow margin between Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen in this race. Attack on Titan might have maintained its position as the most in-demand animated show but there was only one episode that aired. On the other hand, Jujutsu Kaisen aired weekly for more than three months. 

With that, Jujutsu Kaisen has said Yowaimo to other anime with its Guinness World Record.

So, why Jujustu Kaisen?

Gojo Satoru looks on with his hands extended in front of him
Image Courtesy via IMDb

While no anime fan is a stranger to the massive popularity of Jujutsu Kaisen, 2023 was quite grand for anime fans with events like Gear 5 animation and the finale of Attack on Titan. This makes fans wonder why Jujutsu Kaisen. In this section, we’ll analyze everything that contributed to this impressive rise of Jujutsu Kaisen. 

  • According to most fans, Shibuya Arc is one of the best arcs of the series, making season 2 highly anticipated by the entire fandom. This hype was translated really well into the viewership and ratings. Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 garnered an average rating of 9.02 on IMDb and 4.53 on MyAnimeList
  • The animation was exceptionally good in the majority of the season, especially during the fight scenes. Plus the animation scandal sparked some curiosity among fans as well. 
Toji Fushiguro with water all around him in Jujustu Kaisen Shibuya Arc
Toji Fushiguro | Image Courtesy of Studio MAPPA
  • Besides the general popularity, the content of Jujutsu Kaisen is quite inclusive. Whether someone is looking for content that pushes them to indulge in some mental gymnastics or just adrenaline-inducing entertainment, Jujutsu Kaisen is appealing on both fronts. 
  • This time around, the stakes were also at an all time high with Gojo being sealed away and Itadori’s constant suffering, the season was consistently rewarding throughout its run. 

All these aspects pushed the popularity of Jujutsu Kaisen. 

A Victory Well Deserved

Gojo's eyes and his iconic hand seal in JJK Shibuya Arc Opening Song
Image Courtesy of Studio MAPPA

All the discussions and explorations aside, Jujutsu Kaisen has given us some of the best fights, characters to swoon over and most importantly memes! It has given us some pain as well, but we conveniently avoid that. This is a great achievement for Jujutsu Kaisen and it’s sure to make the fans swell with pride.

It’ll be interesting to see if the upcoming seasons of the anime live upto the standards set by Shibuya Arc. We put our faith in Jujutsu Kaisen, what about you? 

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