TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A two-and-a-half-minute clip from a Japanese stop-motion anime series has been crowned the most popular YouTube video in Taiwan for 2021.
Released by Taiwanese authorized animation distributor Muse木棉花-TW on January 5, the first episode of “Pui Pui Molcar” titled “Who Caused the Traffic Jam?” generated 10.48 million views on Wednesday (December 1).
The 12 episodes of the Japanese series feature guinea pigs turned sentient vehicles and simple stories that deal with everyday life, sometimes like parodies of famous movie scenes. The series’ surge in popularity could be attributed to helping relieve stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Google Taiwan, which released the ranking.
Other videos that made the top 10 in the “most popular videos” category covered entertainment, inspirational content and hot topics, including the highly controversial issue of ractopamine-laden pork imported from the United States. .
Topping the list of “most popular music videos” was a video by Taiwanese group EggPlantEgg from the soundtrack of the movie “Man in Love” (當男人戀愛時). Notably, Malaysian rapper Namewee (黄明志) and Australian Taiwanese singer Kimberley Chen (陳芳語) “Fragile” (玻璃心), which satirizes Chinese nationalism, rose to seventh place. The clip has already amassed 34.25 million views since its release in October.
The other two categories were “most popular designers” and “emerging designers”. Click on here to see the full list.
Rankings were based on views generated between January and November, excluding overseas viewers.