We are past halfway through the year, and it has been a delight for us anime fans. We have been treated with some great sleeper hits such as Ya Boy Kongming and Summer-Time Rendering this year, alongside plenty of high-profile sequels such as Demon Slayer Season 2 and Attack on Titan Season 4, both of which created a never before seen hype on social media amongst the anime community every week. And who can forget Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3 (certainly not the Fullmetal Alchemist trolls), as the series has become the highest-rated anime of all time on MyAnimeList.
We have also been blessed with the wholesome and record-shattering SPY x FAMILY, which has quickly become a fan favourite and has instantly become the talk of the town. And if we are talking about wholesome new titles, Marin Kitagawa and Gojo Wakana from My Dress-Up Darling certainly had the entire anime community in the feels during the first three months of the year.
Today, we are going through the Oricon charts for the fiscal year of 2022 to find out the Top 10 Best-Selling Anime of 2022 so far based on their home release performances.
It should be noted that we are only including the sales for the first DVD/BD volume of the anime shows. Furthermore, Oricon’s fiscal year starts in December; thus, the list has also included titles that had their first volume released in December 2021. The majority of these Blurays cost around $100 and usually consist of 3-4 episodes.
Demon Slayer Season 2 is the Best-Selling Anime of 2022 so far.
The cultural spectacle continues to set new standards for just how successful an anime can be. The anime was phenomenally successful on television, racking in more than 15 million viewers every week, and was also the Most-Watched Anime for almost every streaming service for over six months.
The Bluray and DVD sales for Demon Slayer Season 2 have been immaculate as well. The series is the Best-Selling Anime of 2022 so far, with the first disc of Entertainment District Arc selling over 25,000 copies. These are also the best figures for the second season of any Shonen Jump anime.
With its five volumes that are out so far, Demon Slayer Season 2 has collectively sold over 110,000 copies. The sixth and final volume comes out today in Japan.
Season 2 of Demon Slayer delivered some of the most spectacular and exquisite moments of the series so far, with Ufotable pushing the boundaries of television animation, nailing every single frame to deliver those moments in all their glory. A well-deserved success for the staff and the fans of the anime.
My Dress-Up Darling and SPY x FAMILY are also among the Best-Selling Anime of 2022.
The breakout hit of the Winter 2022 Anime Season, My Dress-Up Darling, has become one of the biggest rom-com of recent years. The first volume of the popular cosplay rom-com sold over 12,000 copies, which is the biggest figure for a debut volume of a rom-com anime since Oregairu, surpassing Kaguya-sama: Love is War and The Quintessential Quintuplets.
The latest volume of the manga series also sold over 100,000 copies in its debut week. Over the last couple of years, no romance manga aside from Kaguya-sama: Love is War, The Quintessential Quintuplets and Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku has been able to do that.
Meanwhile, SPY x FAMILY has quickly become one of the biggest new anime to have come out in recent years. The first disc of the anime was released last week and has already sold 8,085 copies, putting itself among the Top 5 Best-Selling Anime of the year.
SPY x FAMILY has been insanely popular not just in Japan but globally as well. The hype for the series is more prominent than ever, and the series has become the talk of the anime community around the world.
SPY X FAMILY Japanese BD/DVD Vol. 1 bonus Illustration! 😎
— AnimeTV チェーン (@animetv_jp) May 21, 2022
Some other notable titles on the list include, The Vampire Dies in No Time, the first disc of which sold over 6,470 copies. The first volume of Akebi’s Sailor Uniform and World’s End Harem is also on the list selling over 4,100 and 2,600 copies, respectively.
You can see the full list below.
Top 10 Best-Selling Anime of 2022 So Far in Japan:
- Demon Slayer Season 2; 25,269
- Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai Season 2; 21,441
- My Dress-Up Darling; 12,453
- Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2; 10,766
- SPY x FAMILY; 8,085
- The Vampire Dies in No Time; 6,478
- Visual Prison; 4,289
- Akebi’s Sailor Uniform; 4,103
- The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2; 3,232
- World’s End Harem; 2,631.
Additionally, the first disc of Sasaki and Miyano sold 2,451 copies. The first volume of Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3 sold 2,193 copies in the first three days of its debut while Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3 Volume 1 sold 2,013 copies.
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