After 3 straight weeks of OSHI NO KO domination, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Swordsmith Village Arc has topped our weekly anime rankings in week 5, which is the first time for the show to appear on top. 17,356 people voted, and Demon Slayer took 9.36% of the votes. OSHI NO KO was close behind it at 9.02%, while VINLAND SAGA Season 2 climbed up to 3rd after another great episode that showed Thorfinn vs Snake and Gardar’s conclusion. Check out the top 10 graphic below:
Top 10 Anime of the Week 5 | Spring 2023 – Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Tops Ranking
The anime began with a 1-hour special episode in April, and Crunchyroll is streaming it outside Japan. The Swordsmith Village Arc begins in volume 10 of the manga, for which VIZ describes the story:
For the first time in over 100 years, the upper ranks of Muzan Kibutsuji’s Twelve Kizuki are not full. Angered, Muzan dispatches the survivors on another mission. Elsewhere, Tanjiro journeys to a village of swordsmiths and has to explain how his sword was so badly damaged to Haganezuka, the smith who made it. While Tanjiro waits for his sword to be repaired, enemies close in…
If you enjoy the fifth episode after it comes out today, don’t forget to vote for Demon Slayer in week 6 of Spring 2023!
Source: Anime Corner Ranking
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