"Six Same Faces ~Konya wa Saikou!!!!!!," the 1st ED theme song for the ongoing TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu, is officially certificated as "Gold Disc" by The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), which is given to music CDs sold 100,000 copies. Hit the jump for more details.
Oricon reports that the Blu-ray of Love Live! The School Idol Movie released on December 15 topped its weekly overall Blu-ray chart selling an impressive 194,000 units in its first week. It's the biggest opening week sales in the franchise, far surpassed the previous record of 82,000 units by the 1st volume of the TV anime 2nd season. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon report, the Blu-ray disc of "Artesia's Sorrow," the second episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series released on November 26, topped the overall weekly Blu-ray sales chart in Japan selling 42,000 units in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
Oricon today announced its 2015 best-selling book annual rankings, which was compiled between December 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015. In the manga sales ranking, Eiichiro Oda's One Piece sill keeps its crown for seven years in a row since 2009. Check the manga ranking of 2015 after the jump.
According to the latest Oricon report, the 5th Blu-ray volume of the Kekkai Sensen/Blood Blockade Battlefront TV anime, released in Japan on October 14, topped the weekly overall Blu-ray sales chart with 8,597 units. This is the first No.1 in the Blu-ray chart for the anime franchise. Hit the jump for more details.
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!