K-ON! Best Selling TV Anime Ever


The release of the K-ON! Blu-ray edition has seen a new opening day sales record set, with the Blu-ray edition selling 33,000 copies, with a further 8,000 sales of the DVD edition, a total which makes it the best selling TV anime of all time, and one of the best selling anime titles ever.

The main contenders for TV anime opening day sales records are mecha anime:

Code Geass Volume 1: 36,634 (68,821 total)

Code Geass R2 Volume 1: 25,955 (59,041 total)

Macross Frontier Volume 1: 17,548 (64,981 total)

These kind of opening sales figures also fail to take into the longevity of a title’s sales, which can be impressive (Gundam Seed Destiny’s first volume sold 80,000 in total), though for many titles sales are concentrated on the opening day. How K-ON! will do in this respect remains to be seen.

Haruhi’s crown is also firmly crushed into the mud by Mio’s popularity: the greatest opening day DVD sales Haruhi ever enjoyed was about 31,000 (36,000 in total).

Needless to say, K-ON! was the top TV anime in recent weekly charts too, though anime movie DVD & BD editions, which can enjoy much higher sales levels than TV anime, such as Evangelion beat it easily.

Those unfamiliar with just how spectacular the Blu-ray version looks can see a comparison here.

Via Oricon.

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    Comment by EspadaKiller
    05:06 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was like..expected? :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF K-ON! Best Selling TV Anime Ever

    Haruhi Season 2 will sell 40.000 in the first day !!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not this shit again...

    It's gonna be a trend that studios produce mindless moe anime just to boost sale. In the past anime has been a channel for creativity, now it just degenerates into young girls and fan service. That's just sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 26/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what's the problem with that? It's anime, get over it. Don't like it? Then don't bother.

    Comment by Kaisos
    11:47 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime has been about fanservice for 20 years.

    It's only moe that's relatively recent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't wait to see people freak the freak when Endless Eight BR's start selling 20,000 plus copies. You know it's going to happen

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't shit with me 20.000 sales of Haruhi season 2 ??? max it could be 10 retard peoples buy 10 pieces so max sell is 1000.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Math fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 05/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I lol'd

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny, so what about people crying about bad anime sales due to *? Does this prove that if a series is considered good by popular opinion it will be bought, and if your shit does not sell, it's the studio's fault?

    * Insert one of the following :

    -Piracy (BD rips are out!!! ZOMG)
    -Fansubbing (noone buy it after it's subbed!!)
    -People being cheap
    -Insert your own reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So this is how anime dies .....with a bunch of moe shie....

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mad? What's wrong? Your favorite series' sells isn't so great compared to a popular series that just happens to be moe is?

    It's like no one ever complained about Code Geass or Macross Frontier getting huge sales, but god forbid when a K-ON gets mad sales, amirite?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, god forbid when K-ON is the highest selling animated TV series, given that it's pure mindless, pandering moe fluff.

    Comment by Kaisos
    11:49 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Geass and Frontier had actual plots.

    Sure, they still sucked, but they had redeemable elements.

    Oh, and decent male characters. Something anime needs a hell of a lot more of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think that most of the people that love it, love it because its popular. And most people that hate it, hate it because its popular.

    From a marketing standpoint, a show like this is a producers wet dream. Cheap to make, and brings in lots of money.

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    Comment by sanimej2
    07:33 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Soooooooo what this means is, Moe = Success!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Erf , its for the lolis .

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    Comment by Cerenado
    06:34 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's all about the hype and the otaku liking it, just like Lucky Star. It may not get critical acclaim, but it will still sell well anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moe. The cancer that is killing anime. Miyazaki was right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Successful sales = cancer? Huh, news to me.

    Wait, you're just mad a show you dislike is getting good sales. How typical.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No redeeming artistic value = cancer. Who gives a shit how the sales are. That only shows that otaku are idiots willing to shell out the cash for their dose of moe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "No redeeming artistic value = cancer."

    Ridiculous logic. A series that may not have any redeeming artistic value doesn't equal cancer. Attaching something like "artistic value" is, without a doubt, subjective, yet, so easy to be envision by fans and disputed by haters. What's more, there are series out there that don't have any real artistic values, but a number of them are good, are enjoyable and aren't cancer.

    And were you implying that moe has no artistic value because...moe? If you are, I'll tell you now that you're terribly mistake. Moe is simply just reactions by the viewers/readers to character trait. It's essentially nothing more than traits. And whether or not a series have value should be decided based on an evaluation of its totality, and not just because of one attribute.

    That sounds kinda like bullshit. Seems to me you're just generalizing. Otakus also like TTGL, Gundam, and K-ON. And they also buy the dvds. What now? Otakus don't limit themselves to just moe. It may be higher up on their list of interest or priority, but it's not everything. Hardcore otaku of moe or whatever is a different case.

    Really, god forbids a series that's aimed generally towards otaku produced sales because otaku themselves buy it. They know what they want, and like, so they've become more aware of that. Buy what I like, pirate the rest. Sounds familiar, no? Of course, a series aimed towards otaku is not always limited by scope; other people of different age or "group can come to like such series as well. And those people do buy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not so dumb - by buying this in huge numbers, they're guaranteeing that more of this kind of show, the stuff they like, will be produced.
    Power to them, I guess.

    Comment by Kaisos
    11:45 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, Miyazaki actually said something like that?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like how the reaction to an anime they personally don't like being popular is that anime is dead forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay -- more unimaginative, stereotypical, low-grade dross sells well. Give yourself a round of applause, cattle.

    People need to start demanding higher standards then this rubbish. Angers me to no end, to see marketers shoveling this kind of consumer grade tripe down the throat of memorized shut-ins, so happy to be seeing a female, they fork out the dough, regardless of minor things like story and character development being omitted to make room for more suggestive themes and loli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So much butthurt.

    C'mon kids, your mecha action shows have always been the best sellers and one moe show takes the spotlight and its BAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW MAINSTREAM SHIT

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:41 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-On! will be crap in its next season. The girls will be forced to repeat the same songs for 15,527 loops. And KyoAni will be laughing its way to the bank.

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    Comment by NO MEANS YES
    01:51 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last I checked, K-ON! wasn't getting renewed.

    But it seems that recently I've had a change of heart and if it did get a 2nd season, I wouldn't be happy about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    With this news at hand you may never know.

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    Comment by Chris
    00:36 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always get things mixed up when I look at anime sales charts and compare them with games in my head, dismissing them as poor. Which is false because games sell in an enormously different amount.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mainstream ftl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol just over 30000 ++ sales.
    lol the anime market is weak for making big money thats why the sell price of each of is so expensive.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    02:19 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-On is over 9000 :O

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    Comment by Cerenado
    06:38 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, by 32,000...

    Comment by bob
    03:33 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    god...I watched this anime...I like it...it was cute and often funny...but...the fans are fucking morons! Im sry I refuse to even call myself a k-on fan cuz there all a bunch of retards!

    Comment by Zeonista
    05:39 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good! A cute, fun little anime has gotten a lot of fans , who decided to let Kyo Ani know they have a mega-hit. Cue the green light for K-on: The Senior Year. ^_^

    This was not a suprprise for those fans in the know. K-on was on the cover of three, count 'em, three magazines back in May, and they are doing well in the Megami poster features too. The fans have spoken, and it is "Moe, moe, kyun!" ^_^

    Comment by Delicious Loli Feito
    11:03 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-on is STUPID and relies on dick-brained losertakus and idiot fangirls who idolize stupidity and "cute". It's not real anime, it's just way to capitalize on constantly masturbating live-at-home high school dropouts who couldn't get a real job if they tried, like the majority of Sankaku Oedipal Complex(If you have to wiki this to understand what I just said, you are below average intelligence and should be in a mental home). Grow up and stop crying in your basement, retard nerds.

    Comment by 2Kocs&1cup
    19:59 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you knows the person who has enough free time to insult people on the internet is the person that truely needs to get out more (and stop insulting people while fapping maybe gets a job too) so instead of insulting people for there taste in anime maybe you should try to watch it (begining to....as far as we are in the series) and hey without nerds the world would still be working with stone tools (hehe "stone tools") we are your boss, we are the guy that gives you power, we are even your landlord this is our world we just allow you to live in it

    P.s. if you reply to this message i guess that means i win (if your to stupid to know how i won than you are below average intelligence)

    (0 grammer FTW)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 25/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    err, do u speaky de english? あなたをばかです

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:55 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Christ... Moe shit with subpar story/animation by kyoani can sell well, yet Fuckiny Kyoani can't even thank the fans by animating haruhi properly. Reality sucks.

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    Comment by Jürgen
    08:16 11/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    All according to keikaku....

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How could such a shitty anime be so popular? The characters just stand around and like they have air in their skulls.

    Oh well it least this brings some interest in music.

    Comment by KHANblog
    15:27 12/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All I have to say is:


    nuff said.

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    13:15 25/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    With this as proof, if Jay-Z can call the death of auto-tune, we can call the death of overbearing moe with these numbers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 03/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's with the wall of texts!!??

    Too many tl;dr's!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure is trying to pass off opinion as fact around here.

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    Comment by The Moondogg
    09:30 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh~! Obviously~!

    Comment by ProperBritish
    10:12 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see people's problem these days. Not liking stuff just because its popular. Complete faggotry at it's highest. I watch Lucky Star, Haruhi and K-ON! and they were all good shows. K-ON! and Lucky Star never ever promised to be filled with plot and story, so why do you troll the shows as if you expect them to? It's like complaining at a sketch show cos it has no story. It's not supposed to.
    Also, if you don't watch a show because of 'the fans', this is absurd. I know of many who say the fans killed K-ON! and the phrase 'Haruhifag' is thrown round a lot. Why should you care about what the fans are doing? That's their business, and they can shell out loads of money for a life size statue of Haruhi or 8 pairs of headphones that Mio used in K-ON!. If you don't agree with that, good for you, because you haven't done so xD. There's no point in trolling them, it's a bit late, you can't change a devoted fans mind. They don't know you, or care what you think.
    All in all, you should watch what YOU want to watch. And if something's popular, and it looks like your cup of tea, who cares if there are obsessed fans for it. Watch it!

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    Comment by pluki7
    15:07 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hear, hear!

    Better to enjoy what YOU like than to hate what others like.
    If you let what others think of stop you from enjoying what you like, it's your own loss. and stupidity. yeah, stupidity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is that the industry will continue to produce what sells. And that is what is sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:26 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You cannot argue with people's taste. I've seen anime I didn't like that were adored by many (Code Geass sucked and I'm still not overly impressed with Haruhi), but the reverse is also true. Why would you be bothered by me not liking your favorite show and liking one you don't like?

    If your sole complaint is that sales of these type of shows result in more of these shows being made, then I hate to break it to you but unless people massively start dropping these shows, this trend will last for quite some time.

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