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Is it true that jump animation doesn’t sell as well as the original work? Verification Summary

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It is said that the animation of Jump works does not sell as well as the sales of the original works …….
This is a thorough examination of whether this is really true! I’ve compared it to other anime based on manga!

What are the disc sales of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, , One piece, and Naruto …… mega-hits?

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Weekly Shonen Jump has produced many historical hits such as “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, ” “One Piece,” “Naruto,” and “HunterxHunter,” but despite its overwhelming circulation, it is said that the Blu-ray/DVD sales of anime are not that outstanding.
Let’s take a look at the sales of JUMP anime whose original works have been explosive hits to see how it really is.

Disc sales of major JUMP anime since 2000 (first two years only)

0.1 million copies Shaman King
0.2 million copies Hikaru no Go
0.6 million copies The Prince of Tennis
0.3 million copies NARUTO
12,000 copies BLEACH
0.000000 copies Eyeshield 21
16,000 Gintama
15,000 copies DEATH NOTE
0.20M copies Home Teacher Hitman Reborn! (vs. Varrier version sold 0.6M copies)
0.6 million copies D.gray-man
0.10 million copies BAKUMAN.
0.10 thousand copies Sket Dance
0.10 million copies Toriko
0.4 million Nurarihyoon no Son
24,000 copies Kuroko’s Basketball
20,000 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
0.6 million Nisekoi
24,000 copies Haikyu!
0.2 million pieces Assassination Classroom
0.20M Shokugeki no Soma
0.3 million Boku no Hero Academia
0.10M copies Neverland of the Promise
20,000 copies Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,

All of the above works are blockbusters with a total of more than 10 million copies of the original work sold.
Despite this, only seven works have sold more than 10,000 discs on average.
In particular, NARUTO, which is a mega-hit with a total of 250 million copies sold worldwide, has not been able to leave behind any notable numbers at the box office for either the TV series or the theatrical version.

The original work of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, , which became a historical hit with an average of about 4 million copies sold per volume, has only been a moderate hit in terms of disc sales.
Considering the recent recession in the disc market, the sales are more than enough, but it is reasonable to say that the sales are not enough for the original work.

One Piece, which has sold a total of 470 million copies worldwide, sold less than 10,000 discs right after it started broadcasting.
However, the box series “ONE PIECE Log Collection” that was released in 2010, the first volume “EAST BLUE” became a huge hit with over 50,000 sets and has been selling well ever since.

Next, let’s take a look at anime disc sales of blockbuster manga other than Jump.

26,000 copies Azumanga Daioh
0.9 million Nodame Cantabile
14,000 copies Black Butler
0.9 million Kimi ni Todoke
0.10 million copies FAIRY TAIL
12,000 Blue Exorcist
0.0 million copies KINGDOM
51,000 copies Attack on Titan
0.30M copies Chihayafuru
0.70M copies MAGI
0.20M Silver Spoon
0.10M copies Terraformers
0.30 Million Tokyo Ghoul
0.50M copies Dia no A
0.20M copies Aoharide
0.40M copies Seven Deadly Sins
0.9 million One Pan Man
0.10M copies Sakamoto Desu Ga?
0.3 million copies March Lion
0.30M copies Otaku ni Koi wa Daitaku
0.4 million copies Hataraku Cell
0.70M copies Bride of the Five Equals

Only five of the 23 works have sold more than 10,000 copies.
Even if we include “Nodame”, “Kimi ni Todoke”, and “One Pan Man”, which have sold nearly 10,000 copies, there are only 8 works.
The fact is that since the 2013 broadcast of “Attack on Titan” there have been very few examples of non-Jump comics that have become big hits that have also become very successful in anime.

Therefore, it is not that Jump works are not selling particularly well among the blockbuster manga.
However, it is a fact that there are regular cases where blockbusters such as “Naruto” and “Assassination Classroom”, which averaged over a million per volume, do not do well in anime discs, and this image probably precedes them.

Discs that are popular with women are big hits! Battles are doing well in distribution

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Looking at the trend of jump anime, discs of works that are popular with women are selling well.
Kurobas” and “Haikyu”, the top-selling anime TV series since 2000, both have an overwhelming number of female fans, as do “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “Gintama”.
There is no doubt that JUMP works with a large number of female fans have an advantage when it comes to anime discs.

Of course, this is not limited to Jump titles.
In the case of “Free! on ICE”, many anime for women have become mega-hits in recent years.
However, JUMP has been a big hit since the 80’s with “Captain Tsubasa” and “Saint Seiya”, both of which feature many handsome men, so it can be said that JUMP has always been a magazine that attracts female fans.

Next, let’s turn our attention to distribution.

Jump was originally a mainstream action and battle magazine, and since that genre is overwhelmingly popular in overseas distribution, it is a perfect match.
The symbol of this is Onimitsubi, which has recorded 500 million views on Bilibili Video, far exceeding the all-time record for a Japanese anime.

And it is not only Onimitsubi that is doing well.
JoJo is also boasting unparalleled strength, with the 5th part (Golden Wind) recording 300 million views.

There are also works that have not been big hits on disc but have produced results through distribution.

Soma, even though it is not an action battle, has recorded 150 million views.
Also. Dr. Stone” and “Kusuo Saiki no Ψnan”, whose original manga has not sold 10 million copies and whose discs have not produced any notable numbers, have surpassed 100 million views, and Dr. Stone is ranked 8th among Japanese anime for 2019 on Netflix.
I have the impression that jump anime is quite strong in distribution.

In recent years, when talking about anime sales, it is necessary to take into account not only disc sales but also distribution performance.
It is true that in the past, there were many jump anime that did not have a notable record in terms of circulation.
However, in recent years, the opposite has been true, and there are works that have not stood out in terms of circulation but have achieved results in terms of distribution, and it can be said that we are entering an era where Jump Anime is selling well.



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