Google Japan 2021 search ranking has Monster Hunter Rise, Pokémon Unite, more

Google Japan has revealed the 2021 top search rankings for various keywords in Japan, which includes a big showing from Monster Hunter Rise and Pokémon Unite.

The annual search rankings include various categories from top trends, famous people, video games, and more things people searched on Google Japan. There are two categories with surprising results. Check them out below:

Top Trending Ranking
  1. Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  2. Shohei Ohtani
  3. Tokyo Revengers
  4. Monster Hunter Rise
  5. Jujutsu Kaisen
  6. Uma Musume Pretty Derby
  7. Coronavirus Vaccine
  8. Nana Komatsu
  9. Miku Natsume
  10. Keigo Oyamada

The above ranking represents the best trends, or trends that saw the highest peaks in 2021. So that means, while more people probably tweeted about topics such as Demon Slayer, the anime didn’t crack the top 10 of biggest trends. The delayed 2020 Summer Games took place earlier this year, so that was a given to be there. Japanese pro baseball player Shohei Ohtani broke records becoming the first pitcher since Babe Ruth to start a game while leading the league in home runs, so that was also a big enough deal to put “Shotime” in #2. The hit anime Tokyo Revengers saw many twists and turns that undoubtedly started a lot of conversation and searches to put it at #3. Then at #4, we have Capcom’s latest Monster Hunter Rise, which not only topped the video games search ranking list but managed to make it into the top trending category.

Video Games Ranking
  1. Monster Hunter Rise
  2. Uma Musume Pretty Derby
  3. Pokémon Unite
  4. Tales of Arise
  5. Resident Evil Village
  6. Keyboard Island Adventure
  7. NieR Re[in]carnation
  8. Pikmin Bloom
  9. Little Nightmares 2
  10. Super Robot Wars 30

Given that Monster Hunter Rise has been a global hit and reached 7 million units sold worldwide, it comes as no surprise to see the game top the Google Japan 2021 search ranking for the video games category. Coming at #2 is Cygames’ massively popular multimedia franchise Uma Musume Pretty Derby. At #3 in the Google Japan 2021 search rankings (video games) list is our next Switch title with Pokémon Unite, which was the talk of the town when it launched this summer. We also had another Nintendo title on the list with Pikmin Bloom at #8, which was a bit of a surprise to see.


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