Oricon unveiled their Weekly BD/DVD Anime Sales charts yesterday. And Demon Slayer has broken yet another record by selling 1.31 million copies with the release of the BD/DVD for its film Mugen Train.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- Mugen Train sold 1,310,783 copies in its first five days of release surpassing the all-time sales record for Evangelion (Rebuild) 2.0 which sold 841,988 copies, taking the first spot for all-time cumulative sales of a TV anime-related theatrical release.
The movie now also holds second place for the highest first-week sales for a Japanese anime film of all time where Spirited Away has the throne with 2,524,743 copies.
While this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise considering the insane amount of popularity this movie which has grossed over half a billion dollars has, it is still impressive to see just how many records it can break.
Mugen Train is also the first Non-American film in history to take the Number 1 spot in the Worldwide Box Office for a year and is also the highest-grossing film that is neither American nor Chinese.
Anime Sales for 14/06/21-20/06/21: The Quintessential Quintuplets takes the lead.
Meanwhile, there were some other great debuts of some big seasonal anime such as Tokyo Revengers and SSSS.Dynazenon. Tokyo Revengers Volume 1 sold 2,942 copies in its first five days of release while SSSS.Dynazenon sold a solid 3,167 copies with its first volume.
Higehiro has also sold a good 1,977 copies with its Volume 1 in just over 10 days.
Other first volume releases include Fairy Ranmaru and Mars Red which sold 299 and 598 copies respectively.
The week’s biggest anime release was without a doubt the Fourth Volume for The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 which debuted with 3,872 copies. The biggest debut for the show’s second season so far.
Other notable release includes the Volume 7 for Osomatsu-san Season 3 which sold 1,719 copies.