The animation ‘Chiikawa,’ broadcast on Mezamashi TV since April this year, received the Grand Prize at the Japan Character Awards 2022 held on Wednesday, June 29. Past award-winning titles include ‘ONE PIECE,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,’ ‘Yo-kai Watch’ and ‘Funassyi.’
‘Chiikawa’ is a popular manga by illustrator Nagano, which has been serialized online via Twitter since 2020. Immediately after the first post, it spread by word of mouth with over 1.1 million followers on Twitter. Since April this year, the anime has been broadcast every Friday on ‘Mezamashi TV.’ For its on-demand streaming, it has gained so much popularity with the total number of views exceeding 20 million on Mezamashi TV’s official YouTube channel.
With its cute appearance, serious worldviews, and thrilling episodes, the animation has attracted many fans of all ages. Now a big hit. Do look forward to it!
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