69% of US Gen Z members are anime fans, according to the latest WordFinder survey on subtitles, subtitled media.
WordFinder by YourDictionary recently conducted a study where 1,000 attendees shared their thoughts on anime and related medium. From Gen Z, 69% stated that they watch anime. Millennials followed with 57% and Gen X with 40%.
As digital natives, Gen Zers love TikTok. Among other social media platforms, like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, TikTok stands out. Not only is the app Gen Z-dominated, with 43% of global users aged 18-24, but young consumers also prefer TikTok to such an extent that it's begun to rival Google as a search engine.
Otaku (Japanese: おたく, オタク, or ヲタク) is a Japanese word that describes people with consuming interests, particularly in anime, manga, video games, or computers.
Social media is a huge trend for this generation. Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok are, by far, the most frequently used platforms. One-quarter of Gen Zers spend five hours or more per day on TikTok. TikTok continues to soar in popularity among members of Generation Z (4,600% in 5 years).
Age ranges from Gen Z to Baby Boomers explained. Millions of Gen Z are set to turn 21 this year. G eneration Z's oldest members are turning 26 in 2023, with millions in the social demographic set to come of age this year.
It starts with what values are important to Gen Z'ers and moves into what brands and products they rate. “Teens feel that being cool is about just being yourself, embracing what you love, rejecting what you don't, and being kind to others.”
Animesexual, animatesexual, eminafictic, or mangasexual are all designations for the sexual orientation in which individuals experience sexual and/or romantic attraction for fictional characters, such as anime characters.
Students fear a lack of finances and fulfilment
The greatest fears for Generation Z centre on not achieving their hopes and dreams for the future.
'Devastating – economically, socially and much more'
In the short term, Gen Z's stress is leading to ambivalence and withdrawal in their professional lives. According to 2022 data from Gallup, they are the most disengaged group at work. They also report more overall stress and work-related burnout than other cohorts.
Inflation is the top problem Gen Z and Millennials name as the biggest they are facing today. Over-dependence and addiction to technology ranked second as the top problem among young people for the first time. However, racism and COVID-19 are still top concerns for these gens.
Pop music is the most popular genre across all generations, with two in five Gen Z (43%), millennials (39%), and Gen X (42%) citing it as their favorite.
Comedy is Gen Zers' favorite genre, with 38% selecting it as one of their three favorites. TV shows like “The Office” continue to dominate the streaming charts even years after first airing.
A 2020 survey conducted in the United States found that anime movies were generally more popular among men than women, with 13 percent of male respondents reporting that they found anime to be very favorable, compared to nine percent of women who said the same.
It's never too late to enjoy anime and manga! Just be aware that not all of it will be as good or as complex and mature as Ghost in the Shell. You may find a number of the popular shows aimed at kids and teens like Naruto a bit below your level as an adult, or a bit silly or immature feeling.
While I couldn't find any scientific estimates trying to address this question, a quite recent survey on Reddit, with almost 3,500 answers, gives us an average of 20.3 years for members of the r/anime community. The most common age is slightly below that, sitting at 18.0 years.
Yaoi is a popular genre, as it includes stories that do not shy away from the sexual aspects of male-to-male relationships. One of the staples of the genre is none other than Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance. This gay anime centers on the romantic relationships of three different same-sex couples.
Shōjo manga (少女漫画, lit. "girls' comics", also romanized as shojo or shoujo) is an editorial category of Japanese comics targeting an audience of adolescent females and young adult women.
According to the studies, 81 % of Gen Z admit Instagram and YouTube are their favorite platforms. The survey with Gen Z-ers helps businesses know which platform they are using the most.
Gen Z TikTokers aren't just downloading and absorbing content. They're creating it. 83% of TikTokers have created a video themselves. Since the platform makes it so easy to create, with intuitive in-app features and a simple interface, it's no wonder Gen Z are ready to put their content out there.
What years are Gen Z? Gen Z spans from 1997 to 2012, meaning anyone born within those years belongs to this generation. According to Pew Research, the cutoff represents major political, economic and social events that set Gen Z apart from Millennials.