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?
According to an article printed in Nikkan Sports, there were only 40000 tickets available in the first round of the K-on! movie advance sale tickets which were sold through in three days. For comparison: Each volume of the K-on!! blu-rays sells approximately 30000 copies.
Shueisha has revealed that One Piece volume 62, which went on sale on Monday in Japan, has received a first printing of 3.8 million books, identical to that of volume 61 and ending the streak of successive record printings.
According to the oricon weekly ranking, Madoka Magica volume 1 has taken the top spot for the week with 53000 Blu-ray units moved. This beats the record for best first week blu-ray sales for a TV anime series which was previously held by Bakemonogatari volume 6 with 51000.
Kadokawa Group Holdings has announced a net profit of 6.3 billion yen in the past fiscal year, a 4.5 fold increase over the previous fiscal year, while overall sales were up 3% to 140 billion yen. But what they say about Kore wa Zombie desu ka? is what's really surprising some people.