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Highest Selling Anime by Cool! The No.1 selling anime of each cool in the 21st century!

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We have compiled a list of the “Hegemony Anime” that recorded the No.1 disc sales in each school year since 2001!
From works that won fierce battles in close contests to mega-hits that outperformed the second place and below with big sales, the dominant anime of the 21st century are gathered here!

Tales of Eternia THE ANIMATION(2001 Winter)

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This is the anime version of the popular game “Tales of Eternia”.
At this time, the number of anime broadcasts was still low, and there were no major hits, including this one.
Incidentally, the original game is a popular work that has been passed down as one of the best in the Tales series.

NOIR(2001 Spring)

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This is an original anime of beautiful girl gun action directed by Koichi Mashimo, one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Tatsunoko.
It has become a popular work, selling an average of about 8,000 copies.

Scryed(2001 Summer)

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This is an original anime directed by Goro Taniguchi and produced by Sunrise.
Battle action depicting a man’s way of life.

At the time of its airing, “Fruits Basket” was ahead of it, selling about 12,000 copies, but when you add in the sales of the DVD-BOX and Blu-ray BOX that were released later, this one takes the lead.

Mahoromatic(2001 Autumn)

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This is an anime adaptation of a popular manga by Ditama.
The story depicts the interaction between a female maid robot and a junior high school boy.
It became a hit with 14,000 copies sold and sparked the maid boom.

Please Teacher!(2002 Winter)

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This is an original animation produced by Domu.
It is a romantic comedy with a female teacher who is half alien and half earthling as the heroine.
It became a hit with 14,000 copies and later became a series.

AZUMANGA-DAIOH!(2002 Spring)

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The anime is based on the hit four-frame manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, also known for Yotsuba To! This anime is based on the hit 4-panel manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, who is also known for “Yotsuba To!
It became a popular work that sold over 25,000 copies and became a precursor to the subsequent moe 4-koma boom.

Mahoromattic – More Beautiful Things(2002 Summer)

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This is a sequel to “Mahoromattic”.
With the addition of Juki Hanada as the scriptwriter, it became a hit with over 10,000 copies sold following the first season.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED(2002 Autumn)

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The first Gundam series to be broadcast on television in the 21st century, it was created as a “Gundam for a new generation.
This work depicts the confrontation between the genetically modified human beings, the “Codenators”, and the unmodified “Naturals”.
While the Gundam series had entered a period of stagnation, it became a mega-hit, selling about 60,000 copies at the time of its broadcast (more than 80,000 if you include the box set), and became a leading figure in the restoration of Gundam.

unparade March ~A New Song for the March(2003 Winter)

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This is an anime adaptation of the core popular game “Gunparade March”.
It depicts the struggles and interactions of a boy and a girl who take on an enemy called “Phantom Beast”.

Incidentally, the second highest selling game of this season is the PC game “Raimuiro Senki Tan”, which shows that even a non-major game can become a hit anime.

LAST EXILE(2003 Spring)

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An original anime produced by GONZO.
Set on the artificial planet Prestaire, it is a science fiction work about a boy who dreams of crossing the “Grand Stream”, a huge storm in the sky.
A sequel, “Last Exile -Fam, the Silverwing-” was broadcast in 2011.

Full Metal Panic? Fluff(2003 Summer)

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A comedy based on the short story series of the popular light novel “Full Metal Panic! This is a comedy based on the short series of the popular light novel “Full Metal Panic!
This was the first TV animation production for Kyoto Animation, the main contractor.

At the time of broadcast, “Please Twins” was the top-selling anime, selling about 14,000 copies, but when the sales of the DVD-BOX and Blu-ray BOX released afterwards are added, the sales of “Please Twins” have exceeded those of “Please Twins”.

Fullmetal Alchemist(2003 Autumn)

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This is the first anime adaptation of the mega-hit manga that has sold a total of 70 million copies worldwide.
Set in a world where alchemy exists, this dark fantasy follows the journey of two brothers who have committed an abomination to reclaim their own bodies.
Including the box set, it sold over 50,000 copies and became a huge hit in the anime.

GHOST IN THE SHELL S.A.C. 2nd GIG(2004 Winter)

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This is the second TV animation of the Ghost in the Shell series, and is a sequel to “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” which was broadcasted from 2002 to 2003.
It is a sequel to “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, which aired from 2002 to 2003. Mamoru Oshii, who led the series to popularity with “Ghost in the Shell”, was invited as the story concept, and the “Individual 11 Incidents” and “Dejima Incident” were depicted.
The sales including the box set reached 30,000 copies.

Initial D Fourth Stage(2004 Spring)

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It is an anime adaptation of a popular manga that has sold 50 million copies and is in its third season as a TV series. (Third Stage is the movie version)
The main focus is on the fierce car battles between the racers, and the fact that the cars are drawn in 3DCG has become a hot topic.
The Fourth Stage was the biggest seller of the TV series, selling an average of 30,000 copies.

Fafner in the Azure(2004 Summer)

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This is an original robot animation produced by XEBEC.
The story is about a boy and a girl living on an isolated island, Ryugu Island, who get involved in a battle for the survival of humanity.
Although it had a certain level of popularity from the time it aired, it did not become a huge hit, but its deep-rooted popularity led to high sales of the box set, and the sequel is also gaining popularity.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY(2004 Autumn)

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The sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
The main character was initially passed from Kira Yamato to Shin Asuka, but in the end, Kira became the main character again.
It was a mega-hit, selling more than the first season, with sales including the box set totaling about 90,000 copies.

In 2006, a plan for a theatrical version was started, but it has not been realized until 2020.

AIR(2005 Winter)

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An anime produced by KyoAni, based on a popular game by Key.
It is a heartwarming story about the interaction between a puppeteer traveler and three girls.
This is the work that made KyoAni’s name known to anime fans, and has sold over 24,000 copies.

Symphonic Psalm Eureka Seven(2005 Spring)

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An original SF robot animation produced by BONES.
It depicts the boy meets girl story of a boy who is a troublemaker and a girl who belongs to an anti-government organization that has fallen from the sky.

At the time of its broadcast, sales of “Honey and Clover” were higher than “Honey and Clover”, but the sales of the DVD-BOX and Blu-ray BOX released afterwards reversed the trend and it became the dominant anime.

Pani Poni Dash!(2005 Summer)

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An anime based on a popular manga, this is a school comedy centered around a genius little teacher.
It is also the work that established the golden combination of Shaft and director Akiyuki Shinbo.

The Second Raid” aired in the same school year. The Second Raid,” which aired in the same school year, the sales of “Full Metal Panic! Blu-ray Box All Stories”, which aired in the same season, the sales of “Full Metal Panic!

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s(2005 Autumn)

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This is the second season of the popular series that led the magical girl boom.
Originally derived from a fan disk of a PC game, it became a substantial original work from this second season.
It sold well when it aired, but the box set sold just as well, with a total of about 20,000 copies sold.

If the Blu-ray BOX sales of “ARIA The ANIMATION” of the same school are added, it would exceed Nanoha’s sales, but since this BD-BOX also includes the new OVA “ARIA The AVVENIRE”, the BD-BOX sales were excluded from the calculation for the sake of fairness.



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