Why do Japanese people like anime?
Japanese people have long enjoyed watching anime and manga, but the numbers of anime viewers is starting to climb in recent years, according to data from a new study.
The survey found that anime viewers in Japan grew from 4.3 percent in 2012 to 7.9 percent in 2016.
The percentage of people who watched anime or manga in 2016 was up from 2.8 percent in 2013.
In the survey, about 9 percent of respondents said they were regular anime viewers, while 3.7 percent said they watched anime every week.
That was down from 8.5 percent in 2015, according the survey.
A total of 5.2 percent of people surveyed said they would watch anime or more than three times a week.