Jujutsu Kaisen and Vinland Saga among the most pirated anime shows in 2023

8 Out of Top 10 Pirated Shows in 2023 were Anime Series
8 Out of Top 10 Pirated Shows in 2023 were Anime Series

A popular London-based data analytics company MUSO site has released a new annual report – ‘The annual report on digital piracy by industry sector for the year ending 2023’ and guess what? The report revealed that 8 of the top 10 most Pirated Shows in 2023 were anime series. Here is the full information:

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and Vinland Saga Season 2 were among the most pirated anime shows in 2023

As you can clearly see in the below table, most of the list contains anime, and popular shows including Jujutsu Kaisen S2 and Vinland Saga S2 which account for 11.83% and 10.76% respectively. The first spot has been captured by The Last of Us 2 season 1 which was released last year and got mostly positive reviews.

Title  Share (%) Release Date
The Last of Us S1 25.33 15/01/2023
Jujutsu Kaisen S2 11.83 06/07/2023
Vinland Saga S2 10.76 10/01/2023
The Eminence in Shadow S1 10.15 05/10/2022
My Hero Academia S6 8.81 01/10/2022
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation S2 7.89 03/07/2023
MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES S1 6.61 08/04/2023
The Eminence in Shadow S2 6.51 04/10/2023
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End S1 6.11 29/09/2023
Silo S1 6.00 05/05/2023

The rise of unlicensed streaming sites continues to be the main culprit, claiming a staggering 96.3% of all pirated TV content traffic, leaving torrents and download sites trailing far behind. It seems like anime enthusiasts are bypassing legal channels in favor of these unauthorized platforms, sparking a concerning trend.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and Vinland Saga among most pirated anime shows in 2023

But why the sudden surge in anime piracy? The answer might lie in the global phenomenon of Manga, those captivating Japanese comic books and graphic novels that have taken the world by storm. Surprisingly, Manga has surpassed film piracy, becoming the second most pirated medium in 2020. Fast forward to 2023, and Manga now accounts for a significant 69.2% of content on unlicensed publishing websites.

The United States tops the chart as piracy hub

The United States emerges as the leading contributor to the global demand for Manga content, making up over 13% of the total traffic. It appears that Manga’s unique blend of storytelling and artistic expression has captivated the hearts of audiences, making it a cultural force to be reckoned with. However, this surge in popularity comes at a cost, as the demand fuels the flames of piracy, leaving creators and producers grappling with the challenge of protecting their intellectual property.

As we navigate this digital era there is no doubt that it’s essential to recognize the impact of piracy on the entertainment industry. While anime and Manga continue to captivate audiences worldwide, it’s crucial for fans to support the creators and artists behind these masterpieces by opting for legal streaming services. Only through responsible consumption can we ensure a sustainable future for the anime and Manga we hold dear.

Source: MUSO

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Gojo Daddy
Gojo Daddy
3 months ago

Haha no One piece?