According to the latest Oricon report, the fourth Blu-ray disc of the TV anime Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata/Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, which is based on Fumiaki Maruto's romantic comedy light novel series, took first place in the overall weekly Blu-ray sales chart. Hit the jump for more details.
Amazon Japan has announced the top-selling lists in each category for the first half of 2015 (from November 17, 2014 to May 17, 2015). The most popular manga volume was the premium limited edition of the last 14th volume of the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga series. Check the top 10 manga/anime lists after the jump.
Oricon has posted the top-selling book lists in each category for the first half of 2015 (from November 17, 2014 to May 17, 2015). Neither One Piece or Attack on Titan, the most popular manga series during the period was Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins, which sold 7,059,400 copies in total. Check the full lists after the jump.
The official Twitter for the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise has reported that the three-member unit BiBi's latest single "Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan" had shipped over 100,000 copies in Japan, and being certified as a gold disc by The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Hit the jump for more details.
According to the report by Sound Scan Japan posted yesterday, the total anime/animation CD sales in Japan for year 2014 was 4.4% up from the previous year, more specifically, 14.3% up for albums and 18.6% down for singles. Hit the jump for more details and top 20 artists of 2014.
According to the recent report by Research Institute for Publications, which is operated by AJPEA (All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association), the manga sales in Japan for year 2014 was 1% up from the previous year, while the overall print book/magazine sales was down 4.5%. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon weekly manga sales charts, the last 30th tankobon volume of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's basketball-themed manga Kuroko's Basketball, which was published in Japan on December 4, sold 33,7000 copies in its first week, becoming the top-selling manga of the week. Hit the jump for more.
According to Oricon's latest weekly ranking, the seventh and final volume of Sunrise's popular OVA series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn tops both DVD and Blu-ray's general sales rankings selling 41,000 DVDs and 118,000 Blu-ray units (limited edition: 100,000/regular edition: 18,000). Hit the jump for more details.
Nintendo's 3DS has set the world on fire, breaking the first-year sales records of the original DS. That's not all, though--Nintendo's new handheld has also set a record by hitting the five-million-sold mark in that year. Hit the jump for more details and a comparison chart from Nintendo!
There's no arguing about the overwhelming popularity of the Nintendo DS. But that was a hard-fought battle won over many years with a great library, after a rather forgettable first year. In spite of its similar slow start, the 3DS just might surpass the original DS in sales--so what does this mean for the future? More after the jump.
The NPD report for July 2011 shows a pretty sharp drop-off for video game sales across hardware, software and accessories, making it the worst month since October 2006. Hit the jump for more.
According to this week's oricon weekly book ranking, volume 62 of the manga One Piece sold approximately another 1,789,000 copies, bringing it to a total of about 2,368,000 copies over 2 weeks. It is the 13th consecutive volume in the series to sell over 2 million copies.
According to this week's Oricon book ranking, Peter Drucker's Management: Foundations and Principles Essential Edition (English title: Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices) has entered the top 10 for the first time since it was released in December of 2001. Could Moshidora be responsible?
Today we find out if Subaru can sell cars with the Subaru X Gainax web anime Houkago no Pleiades. The answer is obviously yes, but how many?