Weekly anime ranking in Japan [3rd – 9th April 2021]

Anime has been steadily gaining popularity in India and globally. There are few legal anime platforms that Indian anime fans (aka “Otakus”) can use to watch anime content in 2021. However, some OTT platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon video are slowly expanding their anime archives. Recently, PVR Cinemas have also started distributing anime movies. My Hero Academia was one of the anime movies that has released in several Indian theaters. Now, are you curious to know the anime ranking in Japan?

So what is Anime?

According to the Oxford dictionary, Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children. In Japan, anime is popular not only amongst youngsters but even adults! In other words, anime is a powerful content that can make an impression on everybody.

Here is Japan’s top 5 anime ranking watched on OTT, such as Netflix and Amazon prime video, etc! The data came from viewership on several OTTs between 3rd and 9th April 2021.

#5 Detective Conan

Detective Conan, which released the latest anime movie on 16th April, ranked fifth from eighth last week.

Anime ranking of the week #5

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.

#4 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba fell to fourth from third last week. The latest anime movie earns more than 13.7 crores in BO, and the news just went viral. Also, the team has announced its DVD to be released in June 2021.

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.

#3 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken is also known as “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.” This anime jumped into the third rank from last week’s fourth.

Anime ranking of the week #3

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Synopsis

Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate worker who is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo. During a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, a peculiar voice echoes in his mind and recites many commands that the dying man cannot make sense of.

#2 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan retaining its second-ranking. The team kept creating surprising news for the ending. “Attack on Titan for Titans” was one of such.

Publishing the last chapter of manga on 9th April, it has come to an end with a long-term serialization of 11 years and seven months. On Twitter, related words such as “Attack on Titan,” “Isayama sensei,” and “Spoiler Attack” are trending one after another.

Anime ranking of the week #2

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

#1 Jujutsu Kaisen

The most-watched anime of the week in Japan is Jujutsu Kaisen! Since January this year, Jujutsu Kaisen has been in the top 3, along with Kimetsu no Yaiba and Attack on Titan.

Anime ranking of the week #1


Jujutsu Kaisen Synopsis

Yuji Itadori is a genius at track and field. But he has zero interest running around in circles. He’s happy as a clam in the Occult Research Club. Although he’s only in the club for kicks, things get serious when a real spirit shows up at school. When his grandfather is on his deathbed, Yuji promises him; that he will do kind deeds so that he dies surrounded by loved ones, unlike his grandfather.

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