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One Piece Film Red’s Uta Tops Niconico and Pixiv’s 2022 Internet Buzzword List

100 ranked buzzwords by Niconico and Pixiv


2022 was a huge year for One Piece, especially in its home nation of Japan. This was mostly due to the box office-breaking One Piece Film Red anime film and its breakout star Uta, which saw chart success thanks to her singing voice Ado and cavalcade of Japan’s best composers. 


Uta’s success continues today with the announcement that the One Piece character has topped the 100 Interview Buzzword ranking of 2022 as compiled by Japanese websites Niconico and Pixiv. The rankings are decided by how many people accessed the pages of the ranked word through Niconico and Pixiv’s online dictionaries and encyclopedias.


Here is the full top ten:


  1. 1. Uta (character)
  2. 2. Takopi’s Original Sin (manga)
  3. 3. Monkey D. Luffy (character)
  4. 4. Avataro Sentai Donbrothers (tokusatsu)
  5. 5. Yor Forger (character)
  6. 6. Delicious Party Pretty Cure (TV anime)
  7. 7. Zundamon (mascot character for Tohoku Zunko Vocaloid)
  8. 8. Zoffy (character)
  9. 9. Sulleta Mercury (character)
  10. 10. Anya Forger (character)


RELATED: One Piece Film Red Theme Song Singer Ado Receives The Excellent Work Award of Japan Record Awards


The full list of 100 ranked buzzwords from 2022:


100 ranked buzzwords by Niconico and Pixiv


It’s interesting to see that while Uta dominated the rankings, SPY x FAMILY still made two appearances with Yor being more popular than Anya in page rankings and the variety of shows represented – it’s not just anime!


Sources: Comic Natalie



Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.