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Twitter (X) In Japan Claims They’ll Help Promote Japanese Anime Around The World

Twitter in Japan, also called X if you like that better, has their own personal plans when it comes to the country and anime itself.

Ayumu Matsuyama, the head of the Twitter division in Japan says he intends to help spread anime around the world through the power of Twitter. And to promote anime to a level it has yet not reached is the assumption (through the platform at least).

This includes anime movies, TV shows, and everything in between.


Ayumu Matsuyama has got the ball rolling already

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kaiju no 8 |

You’re forgiven if you thought “Monster #8” had anything to do with the original MONSTER series, but it doesn’t.

Monster #8 (Kaiju No 8) is an anime and manga series which first had a trailer back in fall 2023.

It’s a Shonen manga series.

The anime adaptation started airing on April 13th 2024, so it’s still currently airing and in the early stages of its 12-episode release.

As previously pointed out by Wikipedia:

“Kaiju No. 8, also known in English as Monster #8, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. It has been serialized for free on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ app and website since July 2020, with its chapters collected in 12 tankōbon volumes as of April 2024”

This anime is one of many that are being promoted via Twitter just as the head of Twitter’s Japanese division, Ayumu, said he would.


Plans stated by Ayumu Matsuyama for Japanese Twitter (and thoughts):

  • X Corp. plans to launch a smart TV app for users to watch X platform videos conveniently.
  • Japan witnessed a rise in daily X users, reaching 40 million in 2023, with Japanese users spending an average of 43 minutes daily, the highest globally.
  • Despite successes, X faced challenges like the spread of disinformation, particularly during events like the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, prompting the need for stronger measures against false information.
  • Matsuyama emphasizes the company’s commitment to enhancing systems and investments to combat disinformation while safeguarding freedom of speech, albeit without divulging specific details.

Also, another point mentioned by The Japan News:

Japan users averaged 43 minutes a day on X from January to March, the highest in the world.

And it’s these facts and stats that have encouraged Twitter’s head in Japan to promote anime TV shows, and movies, to include an app for Japanese to stream Twitter videos, among other things.

Source: The Japan News