Nana Mizuki’s Number One Album a First for Seiyuu


Storied seiyuu Nana Mizuki recently made history by being the first seiyuu ever to achieve a number one album on Orican’s definitive Japanese charts.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 28, 2009 16:17

    Lol is dutch for fun, so for years I was wondering why english people used a dutch word... post anon for obvious reasons.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 1, 2009 14:54

    Her range is amazing!... More

K-On! Single “Fuwa Fuwa Time” Third in Charts


Girl band anime K-On!‘s most recent single release, ふわふわ時間 / Fuwa Fuwa (Fluffy) Time currently stands on the #3 spot on Oricon’s weekly single charts since it’s release last Wednesday, continuing K-On!’s extraordinarily successful position on Japan’s music charts.

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  • SyaoranLi commented on May 29, 2009 09:58

    good music man!!! oh yeah, I loved... More

  • MaidNiac commented on May 29, 2009 03:23

    She needs to go now.. There's already a lot of good competitors like Nagi-sama, Marta Lualdi, Gwendolyn, etc.. *Kyun shield activated* Though i can admit Reimu is the predecessor of the waki fetish..... More

Favorite Manga Supporting Character Ranking


A recent poll by Oricon asked manga fans to rank their favorite manga supporting characters, with Dragonball’s Krillin and One Piece’s Zoro taking the 1st and 2nd spots, respectively.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 8, 2011 16:40

    They even rewarded him with a hot robot wife later.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 19, 2010 21:01

    But in One Piece, it clearly has a ranking system of Luffy as captain, and Zoro as first mate. Even when fighting their enemies, Luffy would always fight the boss, while Zoro would fight the... More

Most Wanted Live Action Manga Movie Ranking


A recent survey conducted by Japan’s chart masters Oricon asked participants which manga they would most like to see made into a live action film.

The results are bound to disturb some, although several answers do seem reasonable…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2011 03:15

    Yep its been pushed back again was due 2012 now it 2016 for release, its has been given an estimated Budget of $200,000,000... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2011 03:07

    Still waiting for James Cameron to get on "Battle Angel Alita" aka "Gunnm" he has had that in post production for about 15 years now. Main reason for "Avatar" was for him to test... More


These are the sales rankings for anime DVDs as compiled by Oricon for the week of Feb. 6 2009. In addition, the much longed for availability of BD sales rankings is slowly arriving, albeit still lacking exact sales numbers and being reported with a significant delay.

It has been some time since we last covered sales rankings of this sort, but as the latest weekly rankings chart is quite similar to those of recent weeks, it does succinctly demonstrate what sort of releases are popular and being purchased on the streets of Japan currently.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 2, 2009 08:44

    hahahahyo... More

  • Vanamonde commented on February 22, 2009 07:09

    Clannad is wonderful, After Story is great....but it the wrong anime if you are looking for fan service. It is a sweet romantic story that you can watch with kids.... More

Minami-ke Okaeri OP & ED Debut on Oricon Top 10


The Minami-ke Okaeri OP and ED songs, Keikenchi Soku Joujou  and Zettai Karafuru Sengen debuted today, placing 8# and 10# respectively on the Oricon Daily Music charts.

The appearance of anison (anime songs) on the music charts is not that uncommon, but as both singles are sung by the Minami trio‘s seiyuu and previously only heard on the three episodes broadcast so far, it follows that the CD’s popularity is made up nearly entirely by fans of the show.

You can hear both songs below:

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  • Anonymous commented on September 20, 2009 01:11

    They're catchy and much better than Okawari's, but they're basically copy-pasted from the S1 themes (and not just the "experience" and "color" leitmotifs). Still, I like Zettai Colorful Sengen better than Colorful Days.... More

  • Svinto commented on January 23, 2009 21:37

    I agree fully! The OP and ED of the first season were great! These are only mediocre in comparison.... More

2008 Manga Popularity Ranking


Oricon has released results of their poll for the “most interesting” manga of 2008.

Putting aside the more formal statistics of manga sales numbers, the results provide a glimpse of what series are most preferred by Japan’s manga reading public.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2010 12:12

    gotta love the way fan boys jump after seeing this message >.<... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 30, 2009 00:46

    usual idiot always thinkings the girls with big boobs ae "pretty" btw i'm a girl I large boobs but i dont like it to be center of attention get over ur self... More

2008 Manga Sales Ranking


Here we see the 2008 annual sales data for manga compilations (tankoubons), as compiled by Oricon:

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  • Anonymous commented on March 23, 2010 08:24

    You can bash bleach all you want but I Love it. I Don't see why so many people are putting naruto over bleach. We need some Bleach fans in here.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 24, 2009 09:54

    She deserves being called the most beautiful (and sexiest).... More

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