2010 Fall Season Anime Sales (First Volumes)

Sold Amount Rank Title

  • 27.004  *5 Ore no Imouto Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga nai [BD+DVD]
  • 11,694  *2 Hakuouki: Hekketsu-roku [DVD]
  • 7,598  *3 Ika Musume [BD+DVD]
  • 6,929  *1 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes [BD+DVD]
  • 6,788  *1 Motto To Love Ru [BD+DVD]
  • 6,451  *2 Hyakka Rouran Samurai Girls [BD+DVD]
  • 5,862  *1 Yosuga no Sora (BD:5,862 DVD:1,229~1,254)
  • 3,368  *1 Otome Youkai Zakurou 1 [DVD]

・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Manabi Line・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・

  • 2,767  *1 Sora no Otoshimono Forte (BD:2,767 DVD:1,419~1,754)
  • 2,557  *1 Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge [BD+DVD]
  • 2,127  *1 Panty&Stocking with Garterbelt (BD:2,127 DVD:740~1,123)
  • 1,718  *1 Soredemo Machi wa Mawatte iru 1 (BD:1,718 DVD:300th)
  • 1,601  *1 FORTUNE ARTERIAL [BD+DVD]
  • ,***  *1 Tegami Bachi REVERSE 1 (DVD:1,789~2,217)
  • ,***  *1 MM! (BD:50th DVD:740~1,123)

Milky Holmes did surprisingly well! I actually feared for Bushiroad when it began airing, but I guess moeblobs still sell! OreImo obviously sold well, but even I thought it would sell less than that! The rest of the titles above the manabi-line were all fairly predictable. I still notice that titles aimed at girls continue to only get a DVD release (Durarara was the same). I find that interesting. Panty & Stocking was a disappointment, but Gainax must have known the risk they were taking with it, and I’m sure they have other ways of milking some cash out of the title. However, it puts some doubt over whether a second season is such a great idea. I’m surprised to see Sora no Otoshimono Forte under the Manabi Line. The first season sold much better. Although the way this list was written means that, factoring in the DVD sales, it’s actually above the Manabi Line in total sales. MM! and Soredemo bombed… no loss there.

5 thoughts on “2010 Fall Season Anime Sales (First Volumes)

    1. I dunno.. they certainly wouldn’t have been thinking it was a guaranteed money-maker but they wouldn’t be expecting a loss. panty & Stocking has limited merchandising potential as far as I can see.

      1. It’s far from the merchandising monster that K-On is, but they did put out a considerable set of merch–from Gainax’s trademark Groundworks book to tissue boxes…

        I think I even saw a PSG condom set, but I think that’s more of a troll than anything.

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