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2000-Present: 10,000+ Sellers
All TV anime series from 2000 until now that have averaged at least 10,000 across all volumes will be listed.

Updated as of 2017-07-16

Rank by Average Series Average Re-release Total Sales * ¥1mil (1st rls only) Vols Eps ¥/ep * ¥1mil Year Animation Studio Publisher Distributor Title Comment
1 79,201 33,233 112,434 ¥3,409.3 6 15 ¥227.3 2009 Shaft Aniplex Sony Bakemonogatari
2 71,061 13,200 84,261 ¥2,923.1 6 12 ¥243.6 2011 Shaft Aniplex Sony Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
3 68,959 24,318 93,276 ¥5,378.8 13 50 ¥107.6 2004 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny
4 67,938 67,938 ¥2,785.4 6 12 ¥232.1 2016 MAPPA Avex Avex Yuuri!!! On Ice
5 67,366 67,366 ¥2,917.5 7 13 ¥224.4 2014 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Love Live! 2nd Season
6 66,770 66,770 ¥3,273.0 8 25 ¥130.9 2015 Studio Pierrot Avex Avex Osomatsu-san
7 60,719 4,417 65,136 ¥2,142.6 5 11 ¥194.8 2012 Shaft Aniplex Sony Nisemonogatari
8 58,939 28,341 87,280 ¥4,597.3 13 50 ¥91.9 2002 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED
9 55,638 55,638 ¥2,472.6 7 13 ¥190.2 2016 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Love Live! Sunshine!!
10 52,285 52,285 ¥1,986.8 1 13 ¥152.8 2011 ufotable Aniplex Sony Fate/Zero
11 52,078 1,143 53,221 ¥3,152.4 9 25 ¥126.1 2013 WIT Studio Pony Canyon Pony Canyon Shingeki no Kyojin
12 46,344 46,344 ¥1,575.7 1 12 ¥131.3 2012 ufotable Aniplex Sony Fate/Zero Second Season
13 46,297 16,230 62,527 ¥2,583.2 9 25 ¥103.3 2008 Satelight Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Macross Frontier
14 45,423 30,194 75,617 ¥2,265.2 9 25 ¥90.6 2006 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch
15 43,878 12,894 56,772 ¥2,198.9 7 14 ¥157.1 2009 Kyoto Animation TBS Pony Canyon K-ON!
16 42,756 37,000 79,756 ¥2,059.0 8 14 ¥147.1 2006 Kyoto Animation Kadokawa Kadokawa Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
17 42,690 22,412 65,102 ¥2,257.7 9 25 ¥90.3 2008 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
18 42,364 42,364 ¥839.7 7 13 ¥64.6 2017 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Granblue Fantasy The Animation
19 42,211 3,867 46,078 ¥3,539.2 12 25 ¥141.6 2013 Shaft Aniplex Sony Monogatari Series Second Season
20 39,519 9,236 48,755 ¥2,759.5 9 27 ¥102.2 2010 Kyoto Animation TBS Pony Canyon K-ON!!
21 39,353 5,519 44,872 ¥1,541.4 7 25 ¥61.7 2007 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kidou Senshi Gundam 00
22 39,283 39,283 ¥1,532.0 1 12 ¥127.7 2014 ufotable Aniplex Sony Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
23 36,574 18,824 55,398 ¥2,627.7 13 51 ¥51.5 2003 Bones Aniplex Sony Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
24 36,286 12,027 48,313 ¥1,466.8 6 12 ¥122.2 2012 Actas Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Girls und Panzer
25 36,159 7,871 44,030 ¥2,397.6 9 25 ¥95.9 2012 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Sword Art Online
26 36,004 36,004 ¥1,260.1 1 13 ¥96.9 2015 ufotable Aniplex Sony Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Part II
27 35,973 35,973 ¥1,386.2 6 13 ¥106.6 2015 A1 Pictures King Records King Records Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions
28 34,601 5,519 40,120 ¥1,425.5 7 25 ¥57.0 2008 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kidou Senshi Gundam 00 S2
29 34,107 7,531 41,638 ¥1,588.6 7 14 ¥113.5 2010 PA Works Aniplex Sony Angel Beats!
30 33,863 3,250 37,113 ¥1,428.9 6 12 ¥119.1 2011 8bit Media Factory Media Factory Infinite Stratos
31 33,776 33,776 ¥1,531.2 7 13 ¥117.8 2013 A1 Pictures King Records King Records Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000%
32 32,223 32,223 ¥350.2 1 12 ¥29.2 2016 Shaft Aniplex Sony Koyomimonogatari
33 31,818 10,378 42,196 ¥1,162.7 6 11 ¥105.7 2011 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
34 31,491 31,491 ¥2,400.4 9 25 ¥96.0 2015 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls + G4U Bundle 13587 w/o G4U
35 31,280 31,280 ¥2,133.5 10 25 ¥85.3 2011 AIC ASTA Aniplex Sony Persona 4
36 30,002 8,524 38,526 ¥2,371.4 12 24 ¥98.8 2007 Kyoto Animation Kadokawa Kadokawa Lucky Star
37 29,716 9,547 39,263 ¥1,366.9 7 13 ¥105.1 2013 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Love Live!
38 29,225 29,225 ¥1,124.7 6 13 ¥86.5 2016 A1 Pictures King Records King Records Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Legend Star
39 29,108 29,108 ¥1,118.3 6 12 ¥93.2 2013 Kyoto Animation Kyoto Animation Pony Canyon Free!
40 29,094 29,094 ¥955.0 5 12 ¥79.6 2015 Shaft Aniplex Sony Owarimonogatari
41 28,912 28,912 ¥2,125.9 9 26 ¥81.8 2011 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony The iDOLM@STER + G4U Bundle 8664 w/o G4U; G4U counted Vol 2 onward
42 28,784 1,928 30,712 ¥1,830.7 12 24 ¥76.3 2004 A.C.G.T. Avex Avex Initial D Fourth Stage
43 28,551 9,870 38,421 ¥1,643.2 9 25 ¥65.7 2011 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Tiger & Bunny
44 26,926 26,926 ¥180.3 3 13 ¥13.9 2017 Gathering Frontier Works Kadokawa THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Gekijou
45 26,047 9,433 35,480 ¥1,290.0 8 24 ¥53.7 2006 Studio Deen Production Committee NBC Universal (Geneon) Fate/Stay Night
46 25,644 2,143 27,787 ¥1,007.4 3 26 ¥38.7 2002 JC Staff King Records King Records Azumanga Daiou
47 25,514 25,514 ¥1,356.6 9 25 ¥54.3 2014 Production IG Touhou Touhou Haikyuu!!
48 24,943 7,171 32,114 ¥1,514.8 8 24 ¥63.1 2007 Kyoto Animation TBS Pony Canyon Clannad
49 24,823 10,159 34,982 ¥1,428.9 8 24 ¥59.5 2009 JC Staff NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
50 24,470 24,470 ¥1,352.7 9 25 ¥54.1 2012 Production IG Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kuroko no Basuke
51 24,327 854 25,181 ¥831.3 6 13 ¥63.9 2005 Kyoto Animation TBS Pony Canyon Air
52 23,934 6,549 30,483 ¥1,300.2 8 16 ¥81.3 2010 AIC Build Aniplex Sony Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
53 23,497 2,455 25,952 ¥1,255.6 8 24 ¥52.3 2000 Xebec King Records King Records Love Hina
54 23,287 589 23,876 ¥894.2 8 52 ¥17.2 2009 Studio Deen Frontier Works Media Factory Hetalia Axis Powers
55 22,591 8,611 31,202 ¥1,184.0 9 26 ¥45.5 2007 Seven Arcs King Records King Records Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
56 22,290 22,290 ¥999.1 7 13 ¥76.9 2014 Kyoto Animation Kyoto Animation Pony Canyon Free! -Eternal Summer-
57 21,858 21,858 ¥990.1 7 13 ¥76.2 2011 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
58 20,950 20,950 ¥952.4 7 13 ¥73.3 2012 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II
59 20,707 20,707 ¥1,286.0 9 24 ¥53.6 2014 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Sword Art Online II
60 20,051 14,057 34,108 ¥1,039.2 9 27 ¥38.5 2007 Gainax Aniplex Sony Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
61 20,022 20,022 ¥1,247.6 9 26 ¥48.0 2012 David Production Warner Brothers Warner Brothers Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken
62 19,992 7,570 27,562 ¥1,214.1 8 25 ¥48.6 2008 Kyoto Animation TBS Pony Canyon Clannad: After Story
63 19,641 14,041 33,682 ¥1,532.0 13 26 ¥58.9 2004 Production IG Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Koukaku Kidoutai S.A.C. 2nd GIG
64 19,297 19,297 ¥1,009.7 9 25 ¥40.4 2007 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Ookiku Furikabutte
65 19,123 19,123 ¥812.3 6 12 ¥67.7 2015 Diomedia Kadokawa Kadokawa Kantai Collection -Kancolle-
66 19,052 36,041 55,093 ¥894.7 8 14 ¥63.9 2009 Kyoto Animation Kadokawa Kadokawa Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009)
67 18,724 18,724 ¥1,039.6 9 26 ¥40.0 2013 Production IG Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kuroko no Basuke 2nd Season
68 18,311 5,997 24,308 ¥1,428.2 13 26 ¥54.9 2010 Brains Base Aniplex Sony Durarara!!
69 18,170 4,047 22,217 ¥872.2 8 24 ¥36.3 2006 Kyoto Animation TBS Pony Canyon Kanon (2006)
70 18,010 18,010 ¥670.8 6 13 ¥51.6 2011 A1 Pictures King Records King Records Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000%
71 17,695 9,220 26,915 ¥646.0 7 13 ¥49.7 2010 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Working!!
72 17,345 17,345 ¥634.0 6 12 ¥52.8 2016 Douga Koubou Touhou Touhou Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
73 17,254 2,380 19,634 ¥644.6 6 13 ¥49.6 2015 Bones Touhou Touhou Kekkai Sensen
74 17,103 5,859 22,962 ¥989.5 8 24 ¥41.2 2010 JC Staff NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) To Aru Majutsu no Index II
75 17,052 420 17,472 ¥821.6 7 26 ¥31.6 2005 Xebec King Records King Records Mahou Sensei Negima!
76 16,923 2,743 19,666 ¥1,037.2 8 24 ¥43.2 2013 JC Staff Warner Brothers NBC Universal (Geneon) To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
77 16,904 1,350 18,254 ¥758.6 7 12 ¥63.2 2013 8bit TBS Overlap Infinite Stratos 2
78 16,671 11,046 27,717 ¥1,185.8 9 25 ¥47.4 2011 White Fox Frontier Works Media Factory Steins;Gate
79 16,433 16,433 ¥860.1 9 25 ¥34.4 2015 Production IG Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Kuroko no Basuke 3rd Season
80 16,373 3,158 19,531 ¥1,082.7 8 24 ¥45.1 2014 PA Works Warner Brothers Warner Brothers Shirobako
81 16,124 15,465 31,589 ¥1,257.7 13 26 ¥48.4 2002 Production IG Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Koukaku Kidoutai STAND ALONE COMPLEX
82 16,082 1,888 17,970 ¥884.7 8 16 ¥55.3 2013 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
83 15,797 722 16,519 ¥713.2 7 13 ¥54.9 2012 Kyoto Animation Kyoto Animation Pony Canyon Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
84 15,534 8,606 24,140 ¥835.0 13 49 ¥17.0 2006 Sunrise Aniplex Sony Gintama Season 1
85 15,282 7,246 22,528 ¥886.8 13 51 ¥17.4 2008 Sunrise Aniplex Sony Gintama Season 3
86 15,216 7,717 22,933 ¥874.9 13 50 ¥17.5 2007 Sunrise Aniplex Sony Gintama Season 2
87 15,204 225 15,429 ¥734.8 13 37 ¥19.9 2006 Madhouse VAP VAP Death Note
88 15,169 15,169 ¥807.6 9 25 ¥32.3 2015 Production IG Touhou Touhou Haikyuu!! Second Season
89 14,992 1,640 16,632 ¥587.7 4 26 ¥22.6 2003 feel King Records King Records D.C.: Da Capo
90 14,940 1,660 16,600 ¥448.2 6 12 ¥37.3 2010 Studio Deen NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Hakuouki
91 14,798 14,798 ¥443.9 6 12 ¥37.0 2003 JC Staff NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Tsukihime
92 14,739 14,739 ¥505.6 6 13 ¥38.9 2014 WIT Studio King Records King Records Hoozuki no Reitetsu
93 14,641 5,379 20,020 ¥210.8 3 38 ¥5.5 2009 Kyoto Animation Kadokawa Movic Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu to Nyoron Churuya-san
94 14,327 12,581 26,908 ¥729.1 6 12 ¥60.8 2010 AIC Spirits Kadokawa Kadokawa Strike Witches 2
95 14,229 14,229 ¥541.2 6 13 ¥41.6 2015 Satelight King Records King Records Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
96 14,125 14,125 ¥423.7 6 12 ¥35.3 2001 Gainax NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Mahoromatic
97 14,006 5,891 19,897 ¥566.5 7 12 ¥47.2 2003 Daume Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Onegai Twins
98 13,971 5,290 19,261 ¥715.3 9 24 ¥29.8 2008 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Kuroshitsuji
99 13,934 6,047 19,981 ¥264.3 5 20 ¥13.2 2004 Studio Pierrot Aniplex Sony Bleach Shinigami Daikou-hen
100 13,907 7,281 21,188 ¥591.8 7 12 ¥49.3 2002 Daume Bandai Visual Bandai Visual Onegai Teacher
101 13,789 18,737 32,526 ¥645.3 6 12 ¥53.8 2008 Gonzo Kadokawa Kadokawa Strike Witches
102 13,597 13,597 ¥442.6 6 12 ¥36.9 2015 White Fox NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
103 13,233 13,233 ¥387.8 5 10 ¥38.8 2000 TNK NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Hand Maid May
104 13,220 6,047 19,267 ¥258.2 5 22 ¥11.7 2006 Studio Pierrot Aniplex Sony Bleach Soul Society Kyuushutsu-hen
105 13,200 21,753 34,953 ¥462.0 7 13 ¥35.5 2008 Hal Film Maker Shouchiku Media Factory Aria the Origination
106 12,992 9,469 22,461 ¥294.0 5 12 ¥24.5 2007 Toei Animation Asmik Ace Kadokawa Mononoke
107 12,952 1,983 14,935 ¥525.2 7 13 ¥40.4 2010 Production IG Shouchiku Pony Canyon Sengoku Basara 2
108 12,872 2,261 15,133 ¥543.2 7 13 ¥41.8 2011 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Working'!!
109 12,718 7,219 19,937 ¥738.2 13 51 ¥14.5 2009 Sunrise Aniplex Sony Gintama Season 4
110 12,693 12,693 ¥490.8 6 13 ¥37.8 2015 Madhouse Showgate Media Factory Overlord
111 12,654 2,410 15,064 ¥617.2 8 16 ¥38.6 2009 Bones Aniplex Sony Darker Than Black -Ryuusei no Gemini-
112 12,649 12,649 ¥843.7 10 25 ¥33.7 2011 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Ao no Exorcist
113 12,575 3,362 15,937 ¥768.3 12 51 ¥15.1 2011 Sunrise Aniplex Sony Gintama'
114 12,420 12,420 ¥650.4 6 24 ¥27.1 2014 David Production Warner Brothers Warner Brothers Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken Stardust Crusaders
115 12,402 12,402 ¥1,178.9 16 64 ¥18.4 2009 Bones Aniplex Sony Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009)
116 12,290 756 13,046 ¥589.9 8 24 ¥24.6 2002 JC Staff NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Ai Yori Aoshi
117 12,242 5,660 17,902 ¥827.9 10 26 ¥31.8 2014 Madhouse Aniplex Sony Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
118 12,125 12,608 24,733 ¥679.3 8 24 ¥28.3 2008 JC Staff NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) To Aru Majutsu no Index
119 12,082 4,303 16,385 ¥341.8 4 13 ¥26.3 2007 Daume King Records King Records Minami-ke
120 11,997 11,997 ¥660.6 9 25 ¥26.4 2016 White Fox Showgate Media Factory Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
121 11,988 1,533 13,521 ¥299.7 5 10 ¥30.0 2010 Studio Deen NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
122 11,802 896 12,698 ¥463.7 6 13 ¥35.7 2013 White Fox Pony Canyon Pony Canyon Hataraku Maou-sama!
123 11,784 1,170 12,954 ¥457.5 9 24 ¥19.1 2005 JC Staff Asmik Ace Kadokawa Hachimitsu to Clover
124 11,760 11,760 ¥409.4 5 10 ¥40.9 2016 Studio Deen Kadokawa Kadokawa Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
125 11,705 11,705 ¥780.3 9 25 ¥31.2 2013 Trigger Aniplex Sony Kill La Kill
126 11,688 6,047 17,735 ¥224.8 5 21 ¥10.7 2005 Studio Pierrot Aniplex Sony Bleach Soul Society Sennyuu-hen
127 11,554 602 12,156 ¥404.4 7 14 ¥28.9 2002 Gainax NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Mahoromatic: Motto Utsukushii Mono
128 11,404 2,450 13,854 ¥402.8 6 12 ¥33.6 2014 White Fox NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
129 11,371 11,371 ¥398.0 1 12 ¥33.2 2016 Hoods NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Drifters
130 11,266 1,435 12,701 ¥445.4 6 12 ¥37.1 2012 Xebec Production Committee NBC Universal (Geneon) To Love-Ru Darkness
131 11,259 11,259 ¥272.3 6 10 ¥27.2 2016 Production IG Touhou Touhou Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
132 11,251 8,977 20,228 ¥349.2 6 13 ¥26.9 2005 Seven Arcs King Records King Records Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's
133 11,218 11,218 ¥456.7 6 13 ¥35.1 2011 AIC Build Media Factory Media Factory Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
134 11,082 11,082 ¥486.4 7 13 ¥37.4 2015 feel Marvelous AQL NBC Universal (Geneon) Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
135 11,054 2,307 13,361 ¥464.3 7 14 ¥33.2 2008 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Kannagi
136 10,999 289 11,288 ¥527.9 8 26 ¥20.3 2002 Madhouse TBS NBC Universal (Geneon) Chobits
137 10,890 10,890 ¥439.0 7 12 ¥36.6 2012 David Production Aniplex Sony Inu x Boku SS
138 10,872 12,473 23,345 ¥327.6 5 13 ¥25.2 2008 Brains Base Aniplex Sony Natsume Yuujin-chou
139 10,852 5,243 16,095 ¥504.7 5 26 ¥19.4 2005 Artland Marvelous AQL Avex Mushishi
140 10,744 423 11,167 ¥727.8 9 26 ¥28.0 2012 JC Staff Warner Brothers Warner Brothers Little Busters!
141 10,742 21,903 32,645 ¥597.8 8 25 ¥23.9 2008 JC Staff King Records King Records Toradora!
142 10,727 10,727 ¥596.5 9 22 ¥27.1 2014 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
143 10,673 3,180 13,853 ¥555.0 8 24 ¥23.1 2005 JC Staff Showgate NBC Universal (Geneon) Shakugan no Shana
144 10,563 4,202 14,765 ¥411.8 6 12 ¥34.3 2014 Douga Koubou Media Factory Media Factory Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
145 10,535 5,610 16,145 ¥334.8 5 13 ¥25.8 2011 Brains Base Aniplex Sony Natsume Yuujin-chou San
146 10,522 10,522 ¥373.2 6 12 ¥31.1 2015 Madhouse Bandai Visual Bandai Visual One Punch Man
147 10,514 10,514 ¥319.3 4 12 ¥26.6 2006 feel King Records King Records Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
148 10,513 10,513 ¥405.4 6 12 ¥33.8 2009 Arms Media Factory Media Factory Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
149 10,495 10,495 ¥429.1 7 13 ¥33.0 2015 A1 Pictures Aniplex Sony Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
150 10,387 12,473 22,860 ¥312.3 5 13 ¥24.0 2009 Brains Base Aniplex Sony Zoku Natsume Yuujin-chou
151 10,364 610 10,974 ¥398.0 8 48 ¥8.3 2010 Studio Deen Frontier Works Media Factory Hetalia World Series
152 10,174 2,977 13,151 ¥597.4 9 26 ¥23.0 2004 Sunrise Bandai Visual Bandai Visual My-HiME
153 10,159 8,682 18,841 ¥429.6 7 13 ¥33.0 2013 Brains Base Marvelous AQL NBC Universal (Geneon) Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
154 10,131 2,112 12,243 ¥266.1 5 12 ¥22.2 2008 Production IG Asmik Ace Kadokawa Toshokan Sensou
155 10,108 2,494 12,602 ¥503.4 8 26 ¥19.4 2001 Studio Deen King Records King Records Fruits Basket
156 10,105 24,625 34,730 ¥312.7 6 13 ¥24.1 2005 Hal Film Maker Shouchiku Media Factory Aria the Animation
157 10,093 7,749 17,842 ¥470.8 6 12 ¥39.2 2003 Kyoto Animation Kadokawa Happinet Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
158 10,069 4,796 14,865 ¥367.5 6 13 ¥28.3 2004 Studio Deen NBC Universal (Geneon) NBC Universal (Geneon) Maria-sama ga Miteru
159 10,062 1,410 11,472 ¥483.0 8 24 ¥20.1 2005 AIC Kodansha Bandai Visual Aa Megami-sama
160 10,058 1,218 11,276 ¥408.3 14 26 ¥15.7 2012 Synergy SP Avex Avex Initial D Fifth Stage
161 10,046 10,011 20,057 ¥759.7 11 22 ¥34.5 2012 Kyoto Animation Kadokawa Kadokawa Hyouka
162 10,041 1,746 11,787 ¥406.3 6 12 ¥33.9 2012 TNK Showgate Media Factory High School DxD
163 10,040 10,040 ¥529.1 6 24 ¥22.0 2015 David Production Warner Brothers Warner Brothers Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken Stardust Crusaders Egypt-hen

Note: Gross sales in yen are calculated using the MSRP without sales tax as of April 8, 2014. So you may see some numbers dropped, but given the tax rate change in April 2014, I had to convert everything to pre-tax for fairness.

Note: Air is 23,761 if you include Air in Summer. I tend not to add specials if not released in the same volume as core series episodes, though these did air on TV. Could go either way.

Note: Both iDOLM@STER seasons are a tally of the standalone DVD/BDs plus the Gravure For You game+BD bundles. For season one, Vol. 1 came with the full PS3 game which sold 80-100k, which cannot realistically be counted all as anime sales, sales are being calculated as follows: Vol. 1-9 standalone DVD avg + Vol. 1-9 standalone BD avg + Vol. 2-9 G4U bundle avg. Cinderella Girls is just standalone avg + G4U avg.

Note: Code Geass (season 1) tally no longer includes a 5,185 BD average (v1-4, v5-9 did not rank as only yearly lists were available for BDs back then and they didn’t make the cut). The BDs were not released simultaneously with the DVD release, as BDs weren’t very common at the time. Individual BD volumes matching the DVD release were released starting 11 months after the last DVD volume. Before, I included it the BDs in the total because it seemed like an outlier, but now that I have a column for re-release sales, I think it’s more appropriate to put it there. This also aligns with how other sites count the series.


Breakdown by Publisher

Publisher Count %
Aniplex 47 28.8%
Bandai Visual 23 14.1%
King Records 16 9.8%
NBC Universal (Geneon) 14 8.6%
Kadokawa 10 6.1%
TBS 8 4.9%
Warner Brothers 6 3.7%
Touhou 5 3.1%
Media Factory 4 2.5%
Avex 4 2.5%
Showgate 4 2.5%
Frontier Works 4 2.5%
Asmik Ace 3 1.8%
Kyoto Animation 3 1.8%
Marvelous AQL 3 1.8%
Shouchiku 3 1.8%
Pony Canyon 2 1.2%
Production Committee 2 1.2%
Kodansha 1 0.6%
VAP 1 0.6%


Breakdown by Studio

Year Count %
A1 Pictures 19 11.7%
Sunrise 18 11.0%
Kyoto Animation 15 9.2%
JC Staff 11 6.7%
Production IG 10 6.1%
Studio Deen 8 4.9%
Shaft 6 3.7%
Brains Base 5 3.1%
Madhouse 5 3.1%
White Fox 5 3.1%
Bones 4 2.5%
David Production 4 2.5%
Studio Pierrot 4 2.5%
ufotable 4 2.5%
Daume 3 1.8%
Feel 3 1.8%
Gainax 3 1.8%
Xebec 3 1.8%
8bit 2 1.2%
AIC Build 2 1.2%
Douga Koubou 2 1.2%
Hal Film Maker 2 1.2%
PA Works 2 1.2%
Satelight 2 1.2%
Seven Arcs 2 1.2%
TNK 2 1.2%
WIT Studio 2 1.2%
A.C.G.T. 1 0.6%
Actas 1 0.6%
AIC 1 0.6%
AIC ASTA 1 0.6%
AIC Spirits 1 0.6%
Arms 1 0.6%
Artland 1 0.6%
Diomedia 1 0.6%
Gathering 1 0.6%
Gonzo 1 0.6%
Hoods 1 0.6%
MAPPA 1 0.6%
Synergy SP 1 0.6%
Toei Animation 1 0.6%
Trigger 1 0.6%


Breakdown by Year

Year Count % of 10ks
2000 2 1.2%
2001 2 1.2%
2002 7 4.3%
2003 5 3.1%
2004 6 3.7%
2005 9 5.5%
2006 8 4.9%
2007 9 5.5%
2008 13 8.0%
2009 11 6.7%
2010 11 6.7%
2011 15 9.2%
2012 14 8.6%
2013 12 7.4%
2014 12 7.4%
2015 16 9.8%
2016 9 5.5%
2017 2 1.2%


Updates and corrections
2017/07/16: New EntryTHE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Gekijou
2017/07/16: New EntryGranblue Fantasy The Animation
2017/05/12: New EntryHaikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
2017/04/24: New EntryUta no Prince-sama Maji Love Legend Star
2017/03/06: New EntryTouken Ranbu: Hanamaru
2017/03/06: New EntryYuuri!!! on Ice
2017/03/06: New EntryRe:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2017/01/15: New EntryDrifters
2016/12/10: New EntryLove Live! Sunshine!!
2016/08/08: New EntryKono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
2016/07/16: New EntryKoyomimonogatari
2016/07/01: New EntryOne Punch Man
2016/05/14: New EntryOsomatsu-san
2016/04/25: Correction – Fixed Maria-sama ga Miteru year from 2008 to 2004. Fixed Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso from 2012 to 2014.
2016/02/28: New EntryGochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
2016/02/28: New EntryOwarimonogatari
2016/02/28: New EntryHaikyuu!! Second Season
2016/01/09: New EntryOverlord
2016/01/09: New EntrySaenai Heroine no Sodatekata
2015/12/21: New EntryFate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Part II
2015/11/27: New EntryYahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
2015/11/27: New EntryJojo no Kimyou na Bouken Stardust Crusaders Egypt-hen
2015/11/15: New EntryShigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
2015/10/10: Feature added – Distinguished between publisher and distributor. Publisher (発売元) now used for what used to be the distributor (販売元) table.
2015/10/10: New EntrySenki Zesshou Symphogear GX
2015/08/19: Feature added – Re-releases cleaned up, column added for initial + re-release Total.
2015/07/10: New EntryUta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions
2015/07/10: New EntryKekkai Sensen
2015/05/10: New EntryKuroko no Basuke 3rd Season
2015/05/10: New EntryTHE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls-, with caveats noted below the main list.
2015/04/04: New EntryKantai Collection -Kancolle-
2015/04/04: New EntryFate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
2015/04/04: New EntryShirobako
2015/02/21: New EntryMahouka Koukou no Rettousei
2015/02/21: New EntryGekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
2015/02/03: New EntryHigh School DxD
2015/02/01: New EntryMaria-sama ga Miteru
2015/02/01: New EntryFull Metal Panic? Fumoffu
2015/02/01: New EntryMy-HiME
2015/02/01: New EntryAa Megami-sama
2015/02/01: New EntryOtome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
2015/01/12: New EntrySword Art Online II
2015/01/12: New EntryJojo no Kimyou na Bouken Stardust Crusaders
2015/01/12: New EntryFree! -Eternal Summer-
2015/01/12: New EntryYahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
2015/01/12: New EntryHyouka
2015/01/12: New EntryInitial D Fifth Stage
2014/11/16: New EntryGochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
2014/10/05: New EntryHaikyuu!!
2014/10/05: New EntryLove Live! 2nd Season
2014/07/26: New EntryKill La Kill
2014/07/10: New EntryHoozuki no Reitetsu
2014/02/06: New EntryKuroko no Basuke 2nd Season
2013/12/29: New EntryHataraku Maou-sama!
2013/11/07: New EntryInfinite Stratos 2
2013/10/31: New EntryMonogatari Series Second Season
2013/09/19: New EntryFree!
2013/08/16: New EntryLittle Busters!
2013/07/30: New EntryTo Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
2013/07/25: New EntryShingeki no Kyojin
2013/07/02: New EntryUta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000%
2013/06/27: New EntryOre no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. (season 2)
2013/06/26: CorrectionMahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s average corrected from 10,817 to 11,251.
2013/04/30: Dropped outGintama’ Enchousen
2013/04/27: New EntryTo Love-Ru Darkness
2013/03/28: New EntryLove Live!
2013/02/07: New EntryGintama’ Enchousen
2013/02/05: New EntryJojo no Kimyou na Bouken
2013/01/10: New EntryGirls und Panzer
2013/01/07: New EntryChuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
2012/12/10: New EntryFate/Zero Second Season, split off from part I.
2012/11/22: Feature added – Volume totals.
2012/11/21: Feature added – Sum total of re-releases added after the initial sales column. These are not counted in the initial sales total and do not affect the ranking.
2012/11/21: ClarificationCode Geass decision reversed regarding later BDs.
2012/10/30: New EntrySword Art Online
2012/10/01: New EntryKyoukai Senjou no Horizon II
2012/08/09: New EntryKuroko no Basuke
2012/05/01: New EntryNisemonogatari
2012/05/01: New EntryInu x Boku SS
2012/05/01: New EntryBoku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
2012/04/13: ClarificationCode Geass clarification added to reflect its unusual DVD/BD situation.
2012/03/13: New EntryFate/Zero
2012/01/02: New EntryThe iDOLM@STER, with caveats noted below the main list.
2011/12/27: New EntryKyoukai Senjou no Horizon
2011/11/29: New EntryPersona 4
2011/11/08: New EntryWorking’!!
2011/10/03: New EntryNatsume Yuujin-chou San
2011/09/27: Feature added – Distributors added to list and breakdown.
2011/09/27: New EntryUta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000%
2011/09/10: CorrectionLove Hina’s average revised; VHS numbers were misread, DVD numbers initially used from incorrectly calculated source. New average is DVD-only, 23,497.
2011/08/02: New EntryGintama’
2011/07/05: New EntryAno Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
2011/06/28: Dropped outStar Driver Kagayaki no Takuto
2011/06/28: New EntryAo no Exorcist
2011/06/28: New EntrySteins;Gate
2011/06/05: CorrectionChobits (10,998 DVD) was missing.
2011/06/05: CorrectionLove Hina‘s average (20,584 DVD + 2,970 VHS) revised to include VHS.
2011/06/04: CorrectionToshokan Sensou (10,046 DVD) was missing.
2011/06/02: New EntryTiger & Bunny
2011/05/12: New EntryMahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
2011/04/07: New EntryInfinite Stratos

124 Responses to “2000-Present, Average Sales of 10,000 or More”

  1. Yaoi-Senpai says:

    @Something do you know how much money do people get? Like how much the original creator get from his/her anime nad how much do the people who worked in an anime gets?

    • something something says:

      The number that’s been cited for DVD/BD is 55% of MSRP going back to the production committee after retailer cut and associated costs. That would be divided among all committee members who, per the contract, are supposed to benefit from disc sales. This will primarily be the video publisher/distributor, though some money is also set aside for some of the core staff members like director, series composer, original creator. All of this may vary from show to show though.

      As for average salaries of different positions within the anime production side of things, I know there’s sources out there but not sure how good they are. This chart has been cited a few times, and it comes from an interview of 750 people in the industry. Nobody who is part of the day-to-day grind of making anime is getting rich on it. The wages for the “lowliest” jobs like inbetweeners aren’t even living wages, they almost have to have a side job to get by if those numbers are accurate. That or be content living in poverty. I don’t have them at my fingertips but there are plenty of horror stories out there about how badly paid animators in general are.

      • Yaoi-Senpai says:

        Oh so that means the highest paid is the Original creator or the directors?
        Amd last question, do you know how much the seiyuu is getting paid?
        I’m sorry for asking tons of questions xD

        • something something says:

          Highest paid individual? Yeah that’s probably the director/creator. I mean, barring any really big contracts with a musician for OP/ED or whatever, I guess.

          No idea how much seiyuu make, but I bet it’s way too little. At least until you become super popular, and even then you’re probably making more money from work you do as a singer or model or whatever than from voice acting alone.

          • Yaoi-Senpai says:

            I see, thank you so much for answering my questions. I hope my seiyuus are getting enough money, it will be bad if they are like Korean idols with tons of fans and no money.

            I know that mangaka get tons of money, atleast my favorite BL mangaka are getting their money.

            Again thanks and sorry for disturbing.

            • something something says:

              Well, mangaka of very popular series, sure. Your average mangaka is probably barely above the poverty line.

              • Yaoi-Senpai says:

                AVERAGE = ABOVE THE POVERTY LINE? That’s so shame, I wish I can support them as much as I can >_<
                I feel bad for the mangaka that are below the average.

  2. Yaoi-Senpai says:

    What will be the average of YOI if the rest of the volume sold 50k copies?

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  4. Yaoi-Senpai says:

    Why Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Legend Star is not in the list??

    • something something says:

      Oh, was waiting for some of the non-ticket volumes to come out first. But since there’s two out already, yeah I can add it now.

  5. derpinat0r says:

    you forgot to add haikyuu s3 since it hit 10k

  6. Yaoi-Senpai says:

    My post is deleted? O_O

    Yesterday I posted here. I was asking why YOI is below nise even tho the avg is higher.

    • something something says:

      See this comment. I had to rollback the database a bit, so a couple comments were lost. Though that reminds me I had to fix this post again (tho it’s still data from two weeks ago, will do the usual update of everything this weekend).

    • Whocares says:

      Even mine got deleted. xd

      • something something says:

        It was just because of the rollback.

        To re-answer the question you posed though, I’m not sure why you would prefer to see a 2010-Present list rather than a 2000-Present list. The former is just less complete data.

  7. Yaoi-Senpai says:

    Utapri S3 & S4 is adapted from which VN? Do anyone know? I checked in VNDB but I can see only S1 and S2. Even the Wikipedia of Utapri can’t find me. So is it Original?

    • something something says:

      The only time you’d see a different source material listed between entries in the same franchise would be if one entry very specifically adapted a particular piece of media. The Fate series is the best example of this: Fate/Stay night is adapted from the original visual novel, but Fate/Zero is explicitly an adaptation of the (print) novel, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya is explicitly an adaptation of the spinoff manga, and I think one of the mobage is getting a TV series too?

      Idolmaster works too. The original series is based on a console game, Cinderella Girls is based on a mobage (as will be Side M and the probably inevitable Million Live), and if I understand correctly, Cinderella Girl Gekijou is based on a manga.

      Because anime can pick and choose what elements and how much of its source material it adapts, I don’t distinguish source material for a franchise on a per-season basis unless it’s like the examples above. Every season of Utapri will therefore be listed as having the original VN as the source material, since the Utapri *series* has that as a source material. This will hold so long as they’re direct sequels of each other. If it gets a spinoff specifically adapted from a particular piece of media (like, say, a manga), then you’d see a different source for that entry.

  8. David says:

    Interesting stuff. What I don’t seem to understand though is how anime like death note and bleach did so poorly in their respective sales. I mean Bleach is one of the best selling manga of all time yet somehow it gets beat out by k-on and yuri on ice. I understand that a lot of bleaches sales are by season but even so, I just don’t get how manga that have never sold a single million dollar manga volume can beat out all time greats with such ease lol.. Why exactly do you think this is the case?

    • something something says:

      Those big shounen action manga generally target kids and teenagers, who typically can’t afford, and aren’t very interested in, physical discs. Bleach actually sold shockingly well for a long-running shounen manga adaptation, at least in the first few seasons. Even after that, it was above average. Check this post for other long-running series: http://www.someanithing.com/2581. You can see that Bleach actually sold much better on disc than shows like One Piece or Naruto.

      And Death Note’s sales definitely aren’t poor! Anything on the 10k list should be considered a very significant hit.

      What’s important to understand about disc sales is that they primarily target a niche slice of the larger anime/manga fandom. After all, 20,000 average units per volume is incredibly good for an anime. For a manga, that’s just plain old obscurity. The market size is so different.

      And anime discs are largely aimed at adults with jobs who can afford to drop ¥6000 on two episodes. Even though mainstream kids’ shows are cheaper per episode, they’re also extremely long and thus a heck of an investment to try to follow. Bleach was 88 volumes, Naruto is over 150 with Shippuuden, One Piece is topping 200. There are plenty of other series I don’t track in the Long-Running post because they don’t rank regularly enough to be worth it, but dozens of volumes isn’t uncommon.

      So to get disc sales (outside of mainstream movies), you need to tap into some aspect of the “otaku” (or I guess let’s just say “enthusiast” or “collector”) market. Kuroko no Basuke sold a ton of BDs despite being a shounen manga adaptation because it and other sports manga adaptations like Haikyuu or Oofuri grew very popular among adult women. Gintama has managed the same, though it doesn’t sell at its old levels anymore.

      Almost no big mainstream manga adaptation relies on, or expects, disc sales. If they get them that’s a nice bonus, but it’s not the goal, at least not initially. Absolutely nobody behind One Piece is worried about its “mediocre” disc sales, that’s for sure!

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