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'Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen' Becomes Highest-Grossing Film in Japanese Box Office History

'Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen' Becomes Highest-Grossing Film in Japanese Box Office History

The Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train) film surpassed Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) in total Japanese box office revenue this weekend to become the highest-grossing film in the country's history. It grossed roughly 1.312 billion yen (approx. US$12.67 million) last week—a week that included its MX4D and 4DX premieres on December 26—for a cumulative total exceeding 32.47 billion yen (approx. US$313.5 million) from over 24 million ticke...

Dec 27, 2020 8:07 PM by ImperfectBlue 56 Comments

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Anime Industry Exceeds 2.5 Trillion Yen in 2019

Anime Industry Exceeds 2.5 Trillion Yen in 2019

An early look at this year's annual anime industry report from The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) revealed that the estimated global market value of the industry hit a record high of 2,511.2 billion yen (approx. US$24.19 billion) in 2019. The global market value—which is determined by domestic and overseas sales in Japanese animation and related industries—grew by 329.8 billion yen (approx. US$3.176 billion) from the previous high of 2,181.4 billion yen (approx. US$21.03 billion) estim...

Nov 22, 2020 8:27 PM by ImperfectBlue 22 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Jan 21 - 27

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Jan 21 - 27

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for January 21 - 27 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 3,567 **3,567 Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo Vol.1 *2. 3,398 **3,398 Mirai no Mirai Special Edition *3. 3,029 **3,029 Mirai no Mirai Standard Edition *4. 1,600 **1,600 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.3 *5. 1,550 **1,550 Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet Vol.2 Limited Edition *6. 1,384 **1,384 Himote House Vol.1 Limited Edition...

Jan 29, 2019 3:23 AM by tsubasalover 16 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Jan 14 - 20

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Jan 14 - 20

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for January 14 - 20 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 7,890 **7,890 SSSS.Gridman Vol.2 *2. 7,511 **7,511 Eromanga-sensei OVA Limited Edition *3. 3,759 **3,759 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.5 *4. 1,456 *66,123 Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower Limited Edition *5. 1,356 **1,356 Release the Spyce Vol.2 *6. 1,067 **1,067 Osomatsu-san Special NEET Box *7. *,973 ***,973 Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru Vol.1...

Jan 22, 2019 3:45 AM by tsubasalover 14 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Jan 7 - 13

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Jan 7 - 13

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for January 7 - 13 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 2,235 **2,235 Fate/Extra: Last Encore Vol.6 Limited Edition *2. 1,314 **1,314 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S Blu-ray Collection Vol.2 *3. *,838 ***,838 Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu Vol.1 *4. *,828 ***,828 Aikatsu Friends! Blu-ray BOX Vol.2 *5. *,801 *22,274 Zombieland Saga Vol.1 *6. *,702 ***,702 Dragon Ball the Movies Vol.7 *7. *,671 ***,671 Gegege no Kitarou...

Jan 15, 2019 4:38 AM by tsubasalover 16 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 31 - Jan 6

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 31 - Jan 6

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for December 31 - January 6 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 1,848 *21,473 Zombieland Saga Vol.1 *2. *,438 **8,893 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1 *3. *,420 **6,655 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Vol.1 Limited Edition *4. *,375 **4,887 Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Blu-ray BOX 2 *5. *,368 *16,409 Girls & Panzer TV & OVA 5.1ch Blu-ray BOX *6. *,367 *15,493 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Vol...

Jan 8, 2019 3:40 AM by tsubasalover 13 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 24 - 30

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 24 - 30

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for December 24 - 30 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 6,985 *19,625 Zombieland Saga Vol.1 *2. 4,512 **4,512 Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Blu-ray BOX 2 *3. 3,958 **3,958 Toaru Majutsu no Index III Vol.1 Limited Edition *4. 3,651 **3,651 Persona 5 the Animation Vol.7 Limited Edition *5. 3,575 **3,575 Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosareteimasu. Vol.2 Limited Edition *6. 3,176 *16,041 Girls & Panzer TV & OVA 5.1ch Blu-ray B...

Jan 5, 2019 10:31 AM by tsubasalover 19 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 17 - 23

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 17 - 23

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for December 17 - 23 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 14,283 *14,283 Uma Musume: Pretty Derby "Umabako" Vol.4 *2. 12,865 *12,865 Girls & Panzer TV&OVA 5.1ch Blu-ray BOX *3. 12,640 *12,640 Zombieland Saga Vol.1 *4. 12,496 *12,496 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Vol.6 *5. *7,328 **7,328 Strike the Blood III Vol.1 Limited Edition *6. *7,115 **7,115 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1 *7. *6,213 **6,213 Kyoukaisenjou no Hor...

Dec 27, 2018 9:15 PM by tsubasalover 28 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 10 - 16

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 10 - 16

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for December 10 - 16 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 2,151 **2,151 Fate/Extra: Last Encore Vol.5 Limited Edition *2. 1,922 **1,922 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.4 Limited Edition *3. *,998 ***,998 Nisekoi Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition *4. *,992 *12,369 Liz to Aoi Tori Limited Edition *5. *,961 *14,086 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple *6. *,704 ***,704 Hisone to Maso-tan Blu-ray BOX "Hatsudou-hen" Special Edition *7. *...

Dec 18, 2018 3:53 AM by tsubasalover 6 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 3 - 9

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 3 - 9

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for December 3 - 9 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 13,125 *13,125 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple *2. 11,377 *11,377 Liz to Aoi Tori Limited Edition *3. *5,019 **5,019 Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan Vol.3 Limited Edition *4. *2,926 **2,926 Liz to Aoi Tori Regular Edition *5. *2,314 **2,314 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Seikimatsu no Majutsushi *6. *2,308 **2,308 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Baker Street no Bourei *7. *2...

Dec 11, 2018 6:26 AM by tsubasalover 13 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 26 - Dec 2

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 26 - Dec 2

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for November 26 - December 2 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 5,818 **5,818 Overlord III Vol.2 *2. 4,067 **4,067 Persona 5 the Animation Vol.6 Limited Edition *3. 4,053 **4,053 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.6 Limited Edition *4. 3,971 **3,971 Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. Vol.1 Limited Edition *5. 3,622 **3,622 Darling in the FranXX Vol.8 Limited Edition *6. 3,581 **3,581 Hellsing OVA "...

Dec 4, 2018 3:17 AM by tsubasalover 16 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 19 - 25

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 19 - 25

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for November 19 - 25 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 4,974 **4,974 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.3 *2. 1,363 **1,363 Planet With Blu-rau BOX 1 Special Edition *3. 1,267 **1,267 Asagao to Kase-san. Limited "Flower Edition" *4. 1,213 **1,213 Lupin III: Part 5 Vol.5 *5. *,800 ***,800 Eureka Seven AO Blu-ray BOX Special Edition *6. *,614 ***,614 Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Vol.1 *7. *,440 ***,440 One Piece: Episode of...

Nov 27, 2018 4:14 AM by tsubasalover 11 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 12 - 18

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 12 - 18

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for November 12 - 18 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 1,772 **1,772 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.3 Limited Edition *2. 1,269 **1,269 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S Blu-ray Collection Vol.1 *3. 1,194 **1,194 Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season Vol.5 *4. *,708 ***,708 Hisone to Maso-tan Blu-ray BOX "Sesshoku-hen" Special Edition *5. *,695 ***,695 Accel World Blu-ray BOX Special Price Edition *6. *,549 **2,305 Fate/Extr...

Nov 20, 2018 3:25 AM by tsubasalover 3 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 5 - 11

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Nov 5 - 11

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for November 5 - 11 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 2,955 **2,955 Godzilla 2: Kessen Kidou Zoushoku Toshi Collector's Edition *2. 1,756 **1,756 Fate/Extra: Last Encore Vol.4 Limited Edition *3. 1,634 **1,634 Godzilla 2: Kessen Kidou Zoushoku Toshi Standard Edition *4. 1,007 **1,007 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 26: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys - Ramen Tairan *5. *,969 ***,969 Choujin Locke *6. *,456 *11,099 Sayonara no Asa ni Y...

Nov 13, 2018 1:56 AM by tsubasalover 11 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 29 - Nov 4

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 29 - Nov 4

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for October 29 - November 4 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 3,057 **3,057 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Vol.7 Limited Edition *2. 2,607 **2,607 Gekijouban FLCL Alternative/Progressive Blu-ray BOX *3. 1,295 *10,643 Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou Special Limited Edition *4. *,795 ***,795 Dragon Ball the Movies Vol.1 *5. *,623 **3,830 Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou *6. *,615 ***,615...

Nov 6, 2018 2:22 AM by tsubasalover 11 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 22 - 28

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 22 - 28

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for October 22 - 28 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 9,348 **9,348 Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou Special Limited Edition *2. 5,914 **5,914 Overlord III Vol.1 *3. 4,549 **4,549 Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Blu-ray BOX 1 *4. 4,525 **4,525 Banana Fish Blu-ray BOX 1 Limited Edition *5. 4,112 **4,112 Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho 25th Anniversary Blu-ray BOX "Makai-hen" *6. 4,027 **4,027 Cinderella Girls Gekijou 3rd...

Oct 30, 2018 7:56 AM by tsubasalover 30 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 15 - 21

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 15 - 21

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for October 15 - 21 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 13,336 *13,336 Uma Musume: Pretty Derby "Umabako" Vol.3 *2. *5,450 **5,450 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.2 *3. *4,227 **4,227 Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Vol.1 *4. *3,024 *58,075 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin Deluxe Edition *5. *1,305 **1,305 Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season Vol.4 *6. **,899 **9,712 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin R...

Oct 23, 2018 2:48 AM by tsubasalover 10 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 8 - 14

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 8 - 14

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for October 8 - 14 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 3,101 *55,051 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin Deluxe Edition *2. 2,033 **8,813 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin Regular Edition *3. 1,780 **1,780 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2 Limited Edition *4. *,575 **2,559 Golden Kamuy Vol.3 Limited Edition *5. *,455 ***,455 Dual! Parallel Lun-Lun Monogatari *6. *,401 *13,560 Code Geass: Hangyak...

Oct 16, 2018 1:57 AM by tsubasalover 2 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 1 - 7

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Oct 1 - 7

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for October 1 - 7 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 51,950 *51,950 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin Deluxe Edition *2. *6,780 **6,780 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin Regular Edition *3. *2,133 **2,133 Fate/Extra: Last Encore Vol.3 Limited Edition *4. *1,984 **1,984 Golden Kamuy Vol.3 Limited Edition *5. *1,103 *13,159 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch III - Oudou *6. **,875 ***,875 Aikatsu...

Oct 9, 2018 2:43 AM by tsubasalover 11 Comments

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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Sep 24 - 30

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Sep 24 - 30

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for September 24 - 30 Rank|This week's sales by copies|Cumulative sales|Titles Blu-ray *1. 12,056 *12,056 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch III - Oudou *2. *5,022 **5,022 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.1 *3. *4,077 **4,077 Persona 5 the Animation Vol.4 Limited Edition *4. *3,911 **3,911 Cinderella Girls Gekijou 3rd Season Vol.2 *5. *3,888 **3,888 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.4 Limited Edition *6. *3,365 **3,365 Full Metal Panic! Invi...

Oct 2, 2018 10:09 AM by tsubasalover 32 Comments

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