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

Bishoujo & Nekomimi Figures Most Hated by Women


The below chart is taken from a TV program which conducted a survey of commoner females, in order to discover which types of otaku paraphernalia they found most objectionable when visiting a man’s room; as you can see, any figure fans seem set to enjoy a lifetime of celibacy…

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  • GregHerbert commented on December 6, 2010 17:18

    You are lost my friends... More

  • GregHerbert commented on December 6, 2010 17:17

    No because women Have brains and they know right from wrong... More

Rozen Aso’s Approval Rating Drops Below 20%


Prime minister Rozen Aso‘s cabinet approval rating has recently fallen to a new low of 19.7%.

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  • Junkujanai commented on April 11, 2009 04:32

    I love that picture. Suigintou reaching for yakult >:)... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 19, 2009 19:26

    there are argh type of pirates... and there are "those" kind of pirates...... More


Anican (a free anime and tokusatsu centric newspaper) has published the results of its extensive 2008 Reader’s poll awards.

The number of categories included is somewhat overwhelming, but obviously Macross F pulled out an excellent showing by receiving the #1 spots in both the Anime / Tokusatsu and the Overall Grand Award categories.

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  • Hangmen commented on March 8, 2009 17:00

    No Hidamari Sketch or Kana Asumi? FFFFFFFFFFF-... More

  • Anon The Czar commented on February 16, 2009 06:00

    FUCK YEAH! Mizuki Nana! What the FUCK!? No Kugimiya Rie? Oh cruel cruel world!... More

Japanese Games Global Industry Share Plunges Below 20%


The Japanese games industry appears to be in the midst of a slump, with sales last fiscal year plunging and Japan’s overall share of the worldwide market shrinking to just under 20%, along with a precipitous 15% decrease in the size of the domestic market, reports Enterbrain, publisher of famed gaming magazine Famitsu.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 25, 2011 23:10

    Tell me the artist's name plz!!... More

  • jr2nd commented on April 25, 2011 09:19

    and dips even further when you got drm that puts people off buying legit games *coughEA* *coughSpore*... More

2008 Anime Blu-ray Sales Ranking: Mecha Dominate


Sales numbers for BD anime releases in 2008 have finally become available, and are presented here. The figures reveal a strikingly good performance for anime featuring large robots.

Unlike DVD sales, BD sales numbers remain difficult to ascertain in Japan, so the sales ranking is informative as to what releases are dominating sales on the next video format of the future…

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  • EcureuilMatrix commented on January 18, 2009 13:59

    Well, there is a huge fangirl contingent, for starters. You thought it was seriously bad, but many people (as far as I can tell) thought it was hilariously and entertainingly bad. I guess, like deluxe B-movies? (Disclaimer:... More

  • NitWit005 commented on January 18, 2009 04:50

    It's not just that they "care more". It's also that there is something to see. A lot of shows look no different when you boost the resolution. Shows with a lot of CG tend to... More

Winter 2009 Anime Not Want? Sales Wither…


Could the winter 2009 anime lineup prove a failure? Although the earliest DVD releases are still at the end of January, the preorder situation already looks to be  weak:

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  • Anonymous commented on November 1, 2009 10:02

    No, it's just that Winter 2010 not want... More

  • XA commented on June 15, 2009 07:44

    i think that too! ^^... More

2008 Eroge Sales Rankings


Several large stores have recently released rankings of their best-selling galge/eroge/visual novels for 2008, allowing to see which of the last year’s crop attained the most favor from eroge fans.

Little distinction is made between the various types of bishoujo type games, such as pure visual novels or hardcore eroge, but the results are still interesting to look at:

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  • Anonymous commented on November 3, 2009 09:31

    kjjjjjjjjj... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 25, 2009 20:38

    not konpaku mahjongg, it's KonBoku... More

Ero-Doujinshi vs Doujinshi: 2008 Ranking


The scope of doujinshi, or unofficial fan-works of existing anime, manga or game series is gigantic, generating over ¥55 Billion (over $600 Million USD) in 2007 alone.

Most otaku know one of the main reasons for the huge proliferation of doujinshi is the fan-artist’s freedom (or sometimes even the original artists) to insert the series’ characters into erotic situations that would be unthinkable in the original work.

Below is shown exactly how much of the total amount of doujinshi for different series sold at one major retailer is of the ero-kind, as opposed to the tamer brand of non-H doujinshi:

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  • Anonymous commented on February 17, 2012 06:39

    BL doesn't fall under "ero" category either.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 15, 2011 13:19

    and on to love-ru... More

Top 10 Selling Games of 2008: Nintendo Crushes All


The top ten selling games in the Japanese market of 2008 are sure to make fans of Sony and Microsoft despair, revealing as they do an almost embarrassing dominance by the resurgent Nintendo:

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  • Sevodax commented on January 2, 2010 06:16

    Fail...... More

  • NeonShadows commented on July 31, 2009 23:33

    Gotta Buy 'Em All!... 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 TV Anime DVD/Blu-ray Grand Sales Ranking


2008 has seen a huge variety of anime released, and the difficult question of assessing their success can approached in all sorts of ways, from TV ratings to 2ch thread activity, but DVD sales are usually given most prominence in such analysis.

This final summary of the TV anime of 2008 incorporates Blu-ray sales, which is particularly important in the case of blockbusters such as Macross F.

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  • kenjiharima commented on January 2, 2009 01:05

    R+V Capu2 Blu Ray rips do want. lol... More

  • Artefact commented on January 1, 2009 13:20

    The list is presented as is, so I'm not sure why it's off - something to do with Oricon?... More

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