Japan – VOD and Streaming market

Streaming services, preferences, popularity and other video-on-demand data about Japan.

Continent Asia
Region East Asia
Population (2019) 125,960,000
GDP per capita (2019) $ 43,194
Netflix launched on 03/24/2015
Netflix titles (actual 2020) 6,393+
Netflix subscribers (estimate 2019) 8,000,000+
Box office admission (2019) 194,900,000
Box office revenues (2019) $ 2,400,000,000

TOP 10 on Streaming services in Japan on January 28

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VOD preferences in Japan

United States 51.7%
Japan 28.3%
South Korea 8.0%
Other 7.1%
United Kingdom 2.5%
China 1.0%
France 0.5%
Canada 0.2%
Hong-Kong 0.2%
Australia 0.2%
Russia 0.1%
Spain 0.1%
Germany 0.1%
Poland 0.1%
Italy 0.1%
Animated 32.1%
Action 11.1%
Drama 9.6%
Superhero 9.0%
Fantasy 6.1%
Comedy 6.1%
Sci-fi 5.4%
Other 4.9%
Horror 3.8%
Crime 3.7%
Adventure 3.1%
Thriller 2.4%
Romance 1.6%
Documentary 0.6%
War 0.6%
Other 57.3%
Netflix 10.9%
Walt Disney Pictures 9.9%
Warner Bros. Pictures 6.1%
Lionsgate 5.2%
Sony Pictures 4.0%
Universal Pictures 2.9%
20th Century Fox 2.5%
AMC 0.5%
MGM 0.3%
Pixar 0.2%
STX Entertainment 0.1%
Orion Pictures 0.0%
Hulu 0.0%
Canal Plus 0.0%

Most popular movies or TV shows on streaming from Japan

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

TV Show | Japan | 04/06/2019 | Animation | Anime
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Alice in Borderland

TV Show | Japan | 12/10/2020 | Netflix | Mystery | Trap
With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to win.

Weathering with You

Movie | Japan | 07/19/2019 | Animated | Anime
Tokyo is currently experiencing rain showers that seem to disrupt the usual pace of everyone living there to no end. Amidst this seemingly eternal downpour arrives the runaway high school student Hodaka Morishima, who struggles to financially support himself—ending up with a job at a small-time publisher. At the same time, the orphaned Hina Amano also strives to find work to sustain herself and her younger brother. Both fates intertwine when Hodaka attempts to rescue Hina from shady men, deciding to run away together. Subsequently, Hodaka discovers that Hina has a strange yet astounding power: the ability to call out the sun whenever she prays for it. With Tokyo's unusual weather in mind, Hodaka sees the potential of this ability. He suggests that Hina should become a sunshine girl—someone who will clear the sky for people when they need it the most. Things begin looking up for them at first. However, it is common knowledge that power always comes with a hefty price...

The Seven Deadly Sins

TV Show | Japan | 10/05/2014 | Netflix | Animation | Anime
The “Seven Deadly Sins”—a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia—were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a Coup d'état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Elizabeth, the king's only daughter, sets out on a journey to find the “Seven Deadly Sins,” and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

Movie | Japan | 04/23/2021 | Netflix | Action | Historical
Himura Kenshin is a legendary swordsman who has stopped killing people with his sword. Instead, he uses a dull-edged sword. He tries to live a peaceful life with Kaoru who runs a swordsmanship school in their village. Kenshin's past catches up to him causing the destruction of Akabeko Restaurant, which was Kenshin's favorite place to eat. There, he finds a note with the word 'Jinchuu' on it.

Attack on Titan

TV Show | Japan | 04/06/2013 | Animation | Anime
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a Colossal Titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller Titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

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