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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%

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Sankaku Complex Highlights of 2008

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With the end of the year comes an opportunity to recap all that we have seen in the two thirds of it during which Sankaku Complex has existed. Below are listed your favourite articles of 2008, ranked by page views and sorted into news, 2D and 3D galleries, and video galleries.

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  • rico commented on May 19, 2009 11:02

    how can everyone be perverted? this and you are so beautiful... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 22, 2009 21:39

    doubling its unique visitors maybe?... More


2008 Top Character Rankings – Megami Magazine

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Megami Magazine, well known for being the source of many of the finest ero posters available, has revealed its 2008 female character popularity ranking in its latest issue.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 2, 2009 06:01

    Charlotte is in Top 5 sexiest characters IN AMERICA!... More

  • lolipedofin commented on May 23, 2009 00:39

    Since when Kallen fell into the fabricated tsundere category?? @___@... More


Fall 2008 Anime 2ch Popularity Ranking

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A ranking of the number of 2ch threads started on new Fall 2008 late-night anime has been compiled and is presented here translated for your examination.

As 2ch is the center point of otaku culture online, it should serve as a rough gauge of series’ popularity through word of mouth:

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  • Zeke commented on December 31, 2008 06:30

    Ah. It's hard to tell whether shows like that are supposed to be sequels or just new seasons.... More

  • antimateria commented on December 31, 2008 01:59

    Casshern is doing better than I expected. But One Outs is doing worse than expected. Really, fukumoto fans love it and it must have other watchers too.... More


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