Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: December 23rd, 2017
With the year coming to a close, we finally have some numbers from Oricon to see what topped the market in 2017.
Best Selling Overall Franchises:
1: One Piece
2: your name.
3: The IDOLM@STER
4: Touken Ranbu
5: Attack on Titan
Few surprises, although with Touken Ranbu making the top 5 I assume media aimed at a female audiences in Japan are doing pretty good.
Best Selling Anime in General:
1: your name.
2: Yuri!!! on Ice
3: Granblue Fantasy the Animation
4: Love Live! Sunshine!!
5: Utano Princesama: Legend Star
I am omitting any non-Japanese works as this this list is focused solely on anime sales. On a side note, it seems Granblue was actually quite popular. It’s sort of sad it didn’t get more exposure in the west but hopefully someone can make a decent home video release at some point, assuming they’re allowed <sigh>
Best Selling Anime BDs:
1: your name. Standard Edition + Collector’s Edition and Special Edition
2: Shin Godzilla Special Edition and Regular Edition
3: Sward Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale
4: Love Live! Sunshine!! vol. 7 Special Edition
5: Yuri!!! on Ice vol. 6
I am omitting all non-Japanese works as I am focusing solely on anime.
Best Selling Anime DVDs:
1: your name. Standard Edition
2: Resident Evil: the Final Chapter
3: The Full-Time Wife Escapist
4: My Neighbor Totoro
5: In this Corner of the World
Again, this list is omitting non-Japanese animation as I am focusing solely on anime titles.
Best Selling CD Albums:
2: MANKAI Kaika Sengen (A3!)
3: Ashita-Iro World End
4: Oh! SkaTra!!! Yuri!!! on Ice / Original Skate Song Collection
5: your name.
Best Selling CD Singles:
1: OVER THE TOP (Time Bokan 24)
2: Bagutte Iijan (Kamiwaza Wanda)
3: Seimei/Still Alive (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare)
4: God’s S.T.A.R. (Utano Princesama: Legend Star)
5: Bokura Kyō mo Ikiteiru (Monster Hunter Stories Ride on)