Friday, December 17, 2010

[Company] Average DVD/BD sales per animation studio part 1: Kyoto Animation, SHAFT, Manglobe

<<Average DVD/BD sales per animation studio part 1>>

*I used this post from MAL and other minor data bases I have to find out current cumulative sales of each TV animation series. Since a lot of values are not entirely accurate, I rounded some of them off without actual calculation.
*OVA/Specials not included
*All of them is manually calculated, which is mind-torture.
*Blue text: Highest, Red text: Lowest

Kyoto Animation:
43064 K-On!
41038 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
39,400 K-On!!
29146 Lucky☆Star
24346 AIR
19052 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (2009)
17253 Kanon
*8917 Full Metal Panic, Fumoffu!
*4833 Full Metal Panic, The Second Raid

**600 空を見上げる少女の瞳に映る世界 = Munto

Entire average: 22700

If you've seen 600, you are not mistaken... (...) Munto is Kyoani's original animation project, that failed so hard. Beside that, Kyoani is the only studio that never fails to hit (except munto), and probably their average sales figure is best among all.

K-On is scary.

78380 Bakemonogatari
12786 Negima!?
*9600 Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆
*8123 Hidamari Sketch ×365
*7981 Pani Poni Dash!
*6885 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

*5886 Hidamari Sketch
*5340 Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
*4221 Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
*4165 Ef - a tale of memories.

*3700 Arakawa Under the Bridge
*3390 Maria+Holic
*1398 ef - a tale of melodies.

*1,200 Dance in the Vampire Bund
**984 Natsu no Arashi!

Entire average: 9800

If you've seen 78,000, you are not mistaken... (...) This is the single biggest TV animation sales per volume in 21s century. No, you guys are underestimating this, it is a huge, HUUUUUUGE hit, which never occurred in anime industry since Evangelion. Selling even more than Gundam SEED as a mere light novel adaptation and late night-animation producer, is almost impossible. The world is going mad or something.

*2218 Samurai Champloo
*1998 Ergo Proxy
*1300Seiken no Blacksmiths
**500 Saraiya Goyou
**400 Michiko to Hatchin

Entire average: 1,200

The saddest studio, the single lowest sales figure compare any other studio. Even Kami Nomi doesn't look promising. I heard that Manglobe was one of the most possible studios that may follow the history of GONZO.

Edited: Pew, FINALLY, I found that article.

ringOtamegane's Last Words

Na-dek-ho: Omoshiroi~~


  1. Manglobe is my favourite anime studio. Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy and Michiko are definitely one of the best animes i've seen. its a shame Michiko to Hatchin and Sarai-ya Goyou are so underrateds. I really like The World God Only Knows adaptation, isn't that bad and the last episode was pure awesome.

  2. @Monad:

    Sadly, in Japan, Manglobe is treated as the worst studio of all. It's interesting how Eastern and Western have very different standard of being a quality studio.

  3. So, when are you goin' to write part 2?