Hashtags of the year 2013 for Japan

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The official Twitter Japan blog recently published the top 10 hashtags of the year and other various popular terms.

Before the top tens, here’s the top one mascot character:


Statistics

Most popular hashtags of the year

RankTagMeaning
1#艦これkankore is the abbreviation for Kantai Collection, an amine series featuring (I believe) schoolgirls who dress up as battleships; probably some of the popularity comes off last year’s similarly-themed series on a girls’ school that races tanks.
2#あまちゃん“Ama-chan” is a popular live-action drama series.
3#loveliveLove Live, subtitled “School Idol Project”, appears to be another schoolgirl-themed anime.
4#wbcWorld Baseball Classic is baseball’s World Cup
5#shingekiKnown in English as “Attack on Titan”, this is another anime, although this time with big swords.
6#ff14Final Fantasy 14, a computer game.
7#tv_freeAnother animation series, this time called just “Free”.
8#railgun“A Certain Magical Railgun” is yet another animation series, this time with scientific wizardry as the theme, it seems.
9#vividred“Vividred Operation” is, yes, yet another animation, and from a quick search it seems to fall well into appealing to the kiddie-fiddler demographic.
10#c84This appears to be an abbreviation for the 2013 Summer Comic Market, the 84th time it has been held.

Most often mentioned television dramas

RankDramaTranslation/transliteration
1あまちゃんAma-chan
2半沢直樹Hanzawa Naoki
3リーガルハイLegal High
4家族ゲームKazoku Game
5ガリレオGalileo
6ラスト・シンデレラLast Cinderella
7八重の桜Yae no Sakura
8孤独のグルメKodoku no Gurume
9ごちそうさんGochisousan
10夜行観覧車Yakoukanransha

Most often mentioned sports

RankSport
1Baseball
2Football (soccer)
3Tennis
4Horse racing
5Olympics
6Gymnastics
7Golf
8Marathon
9Football World Cup
10Sumo

Most often mentioned technology-related keywords

RankKeyword
1LINE
2Facebook
3Google
4Electronic books
5Kindle
6iPhone5
7Apple
8Xperia
9PS4
10Wii U

Most often mentioned yuru-character, mascot character

RankCharacter
1Funassi
2Sanomaru
3Kumamon
4Hachimaru
5Barii-san
6Shippei
7Fukka-chan
8Hikonyan
9Chiiba-kun
10Yanana
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