"100 Internet Buzzwords" is a project powered by pixiv Encyclopedia, in collaboration with Nico Nico Pedia. The two websites have joined forces to analyze the number of visits to each entry page in 2020 in order to determine the most popular buzzwords of the year. Before the winners are announced on December 15th, let's hear from last year's winner of the pixiv Award!
Here is an interview with Yuuma Takahashi, producer of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
What is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba?
Originally a manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series gained even more popularity with the anime of the same name. The story follows the adventure of Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who joins the Demon Slayer Corps for the sake of hunting down the demon responsible for his family's murder and his sister's transformation into a demon.
2019's "100 Internet Buzzwords"
A Throwback to Last Year...
── How did you react when you heard you were nominated last year?
── With 7 nominations in the TOP 20, and the pixiv Award for Growth in Popularity over 2019, you definitely stood out last year. How did you feel about the result?
Takahashi: I am really happy and forever grateful to the staff and cast behind this series. It's thanks to everyone's hard work that fans are falling in love with the story and its characters, and the continued success is proof of it.
── The pixiv Award is usually given taking into consideration the international fandom too. Have you felt particular support from fans outside of Japan as well?
── How about the real-time reactions from the fans during the live broadcast?
── What is your most vivid memory from last year's event?
A Word on 2020's "100 Internet Buzzwords"
── This year's nominations are taking the popularity growth of each nominee from last year into consideration, putting the stress on the trends of 2020. What did you think of the nominations?
── Last year's nominees for Japan's traditional "Buzzword Awards" covered many fields of interest. Do you feel a gap between buzzwords trending online and the ones actually being used in real life?
── On this 3rd edition of the Awards, what are your expectations for the ceremony?
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Entries accepted between November 26th (Thu) to December 15th, 2020 (Tue) 19:00 JST.