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Japan: a new reality

8 October, 2021

YouTube Premium’s Japanese reality show, Fishers and the Lost Treasure, pushed aside every other digital original in Japan during Q2 2021. This despite reality as a genre attracting a small fraction of the demand for drama and animation. The next made-in-Japan original on the top 20 list of shows most in demand for the quarter was Netflix’s The Naked Director, which generated half the demand of Fishers, according to data science company Parrot Analytics’ “Global Television Demand Report for Q2 2021”. The other two shows on the top three for April, May and June were Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision.

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