BTS Tops List Of Japan’s Favorite Male Idol Groups, Surpassing J-Pop Superstars

Check out the survey results.

How popular is BTS in Japan? LINE conducted a survey to find out!


LINE, a popular communication app, asked over 600,000 users in Japan to choose their favorite male idol group. BTS ranked #1 across the board for female voters (orange) in all surveyed age groups: 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+.

Ages 10-30 survey results. Blue (male) and Orange (female). | LINE & @bts_megu613/Twitter
Ages 40-50 survey results. Blue (male) and Orange (female). | LINE & @bts_megu613/Twitter

BTS ranked #1 with male voters aged 10-19, and took the top spot in the Top 10 overall, surpassing the veteran J-Rock band TOKIO, along with the J-Pop idol groups King & PrinceEXILE, and many more.

Top 10 survey results | LINE & @bts_megu613/Twitter

Needless to say, when BTS returns to Japan, J-ARMY will be definitely be celebrating!

BTS ARMY at a concert. | Nina Westervelt/New York Times