As promised, last week we introduced a weekly anime ranking article on our website. Here is the top 5 Anime ranking in Japan of this week, watched on OTT, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, etc. this week. (The data came from viewership on several OTTs between 10th and 16th April)
#5 My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia started its expanded distribution on subscription services on 3rd April. In the previous week’s ranking, it had risen from 20th to 13th place. Further, this week it jumped into 5th place. As per the report, this anime is being watched on many OTT services.
My Hero Academia Synopsis:
The appearance of “quirks,” newly discovered superpowers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities from manipulation of elements to shapeshifting. This leaves the remainder of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual.
Since he was a child, the ambitious middle schooler has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku’s unfair fate leaves him admiring heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has borne some fruit: Izuku meets the number one hero and his idol, All Might. All Might’s quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku to be his successor.
#4 Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan fell to 4th place from 2nd last week. The end of the manga series could have affected the ranking.
Attack on Titan Synopsis:
A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction. Source: Kodansha
#3 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba retained its third place. It is still popular after the release of its anime movie “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” last October.
Demon Slayer-Kimetsu no Yaiba Synopsis:
Ever since his father’s death, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado’s shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family can enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night.
#2 Detective Conan
The anime movie of Detective Conan has released for the first time in two years on 16th April. It has risen from 8th to 5th place in the previous week. Moreover, this week it is up even more to 2nd place. The anime movie is often promoted in conjunction with the TV series in order to increase the buzz. The same kind of excitement is on OTT platforms too.
Detective Conan Synopsis:
Shinichi Kudou, a high school student of astounding talent in detective work, is well known for solving several challenging cases. One day, when Shinichi spots two suspicious men and decides to follow them, he accidentally becomes witness to a disturbing illegal activity. Unfortunately, he is caught by the men. They do him with an experimental drug formulated by their criminal organization, leaving him to death. However, Shinichi lives to see another day, but now in the body of a seven-year-old child.
#1 Jujutsu Kaisen
The No. 1 raking is Jujutsu Kaisen as the same as the previous week. It has been steadily popular since January 2021.