12 European Countries Where Anime Is Most Popular – 9 Tailed Kitsune

Europe has 50 countries, but only 44 have their capital cities on the continent. Russia is the biggest country in Europe, followed by Ukraine and France. As of 1 January 2023, the population of the EU is around 448 million people.

I created a similar ranking for U.S. states that love anime, and now I’m curious to find out where anime is most popular in Europe.

To create this list, I used data from Google Trends over the past 12 months.

Is your country on the list? Mine’s not!

 12. Hungary

  • Population: 9,6 million
  • Capital City: Budapest
  • Fun fact: Hungary is known for its thermal baths and has one of the largest thermal water cave systems in the world. Budapest alone has more than 100 thermal springs.
  • Popular topics: magyar anime, anime drive, anime girl, manga, Naruto, One Piece

11. Poland

  • Population: 36,82 million
  • Capital city: Warsaw
  • Fun fact: Poland is famous for its delicious cuisine, including dishes like pierogi (dumplings), kielbasa (sausage), and bigos (hunter’s stew).
  • Popular topics: anime girl, anime pl, shinden, manga, One Piece, best anime, Jujutsu Kaisen

10. Belgium

  • Population: 11,7 million
  • Capital city: Brussels
  • Fun fact: Belgium is renowned for its chocolate, beer, and waffles. It’s also home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO.
  • Popular topics: anime sama, dessin, manga, One Piece, best anime

9. Portugal

  • Population: 10,3 million
  • Capital city: Lisbon
  • Fun fact: Portugal is known for its beautiful coastline, historic cities, and delicious cuisine, including dishes like bacalhau (salted codfish) and pastéis de nata (custard tarts).
  • Popular topics: animes online, anime adventures, manga, One Piece, anime girl, Jujutsu Kaisen, Solo Leveling

8. Romania

  • Population: 19,05 million
  • Capital city: Bucharest
  • Fun fact: Romania is home to the largest population of brown bears in Europe and the second-largest building in the world by surface area, the Palace of the Parliament, located in Bucharest.
  • Popular topics: anime kage, anime online, anime girl, anime adventures, One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer

7. Serbia

  • Population: 6,6 million
  • Capital city: Belgrade
  • Fun fact: Serbia is home to the world’s largest trumpet festival, the Guča Trumpet Festival, where thousands of musicians and visitors gather annually to celebrate traditional Serbian music and culture.
  • Popular topics: balkan anime, anime online, One Piece, Naruto, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan


6. France

  • Population: 67,97 million
  • Capital city: Paris
  • Fun fact: France is famous for its wine and cheese, with over 400 types of cheese produced in the country. Paris, the capital, is known as the “City of Light” and is home to iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.
  • Popular topics: anime sama, dessin, manga, One Piece


5. Georgia (country)

  • Population: 3,7 million
  • Capital city: Tbilisi
  • Fun fact: Georgia, located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, is known for its rich history, diverse culture, and stunning landscapes, including the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea coast.
  • Popular topics: anime tv, anime qartulad, anime ge, anime girl, Jujutsu Kaisen, Naruto, One Piece

4. Belarus

  • Population: 9,3 million
  • Capital city: Minsk
  • Fun fact: Belarus is often called the “lungs of Europe” due to its extensive forested areas, which cover over a third of the country’s territory. Additionally, Belarus is known for its impressive architectural heritage, including medieval castles and Orthodox churches.
  • Popular topics: anime girl, manga, Haikyu!!, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, Naruto, Monster

3. Russia

  • Population: 145 million
  • Capital city: Moscow
  • Fun fact: Russia is the largest country in the world by land area, spanning across Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It’s known for its rich cultural heritage, iconic landmarks like the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, and its vast natural landscapes, including the Siberian wilderness and Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake in the world.
  • Popular topics: Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, Naruto, Solo Leveling, Oshi no Ko

2. Ukraine

  • Population: 38 million
  • Capital city: Kyiv
  • Fun fact: Ukraine is home to the deepest metro station in the world, the Arsenalna station in Kyiv, which is located 105.5 meters underground. Additionally, Ukraine is known for its diverse cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and historic landmarks like the UNESCO-listed Lviv Old Town.
  • Popular topics: Haikyu!!, jutsu, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, Naruto, Solo Leveling

1. Moldova

  • Population: 2,6 million
  • Capital city: Chișinău
  • Fun Fact: Moldova is famous for its wine production and is home to the largest wine cellar in the world, Mileștii Mici, which spans over 200 kilometers. Additionally, Moldova is known for its rich cultural heritage, including traditional folk music and dance.
  • Popular topics: anime kage, anime girl, jutsu, Demon Slayer, Haikyu!!, Naruto

Did it surprise you that anime is most popular in Moldova? Let me know in the comments!

Mia Milanová

Hey, I’m Mia, the creator of 9 Tailed Kitsune. Big fan of anime, games, and esports – it all started with Phantom Thief Jeanne when I was just 7. Fast forward, I’ve binged over 200 anime! At 9 Tailed Kitsune, I’m turning my love for this world into an awesome journey.

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