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NEWS: Akira BD Sells 10K in Japan, 20K in NA & 30K More Projected


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GeneralArrow



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:31 am Reply with quote
10k sold in japans awful economy? that really isn't that bad considering how expensive blue rays can be.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:41 am Reply with quote
And people say that old-school anime is dead to fans here.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:58 am Reply with quote
That's over 9000!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:58 am Reply with quote
Glad I got my copy in the mail today. Smile

I heard they had to do a second printing, because of unforeseen sales, so that's when I ordered.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:21 am Reply with quote
I wish all American Anime Company's would put out sells data.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:33 am Reply with quote
Congrats to BV for making a killing with Akira.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:50 am Reply with quote
Mario1234567 wrote:
I wish all American Anime Company's would put out sells data.


Why, so you could be more depressed?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:38 am Reply with quote
Honestly im a little surprised that it didn't do as well or
better than state side. Pretty sure too that it is still
as much of a cult classic for them as it is for NA.
Though i can understand, since they are paying twice
as much as we would be paying, even with amazon.jp's
discount prices. Even so with hardcore fans it shouldn't be
that much of an issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:13 am Reply with quote
leoncloud wrote:
Honestly im a little surprised that it didn't do as well or
better than state side. Pretty sure too that it is still
as much of a cult classic for them as it is for NA.
Though i can understand, since they are paying twice
as much as we would be paying, even with amazon.jp's
discount prices. Even so with hardcore fans it shouldn't be
that much of an issue.


Given today's taste in anime, I'd say 10,000 units is a pretty good number in Japan. This is an over 20 yo title we're talking about.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:33 pm Reply with quote
hikaru004 wrote:
leoncloud wrote:
Honestly im a little surprised that it didn't do as well or
better than state side. Pretty sure too that it is still
as much of a cult classic for them as it is for NA.
Though i can understand, since they are paying twice
as much as we would be paying, even with amazon.jp's
discount prices. Even so with hardcore fans it shouldn't be
that much of an issue.


Given today's taste in anime, I'd say 10,000 units is a pretty good number in Japan. This is an over 20 yo title we're talking about.

Not to mention very few titles can even sell over 10K in DVD format, let alone Blu-Ray. Blu-ray wise, Macross F is probably the only one that could top this at the moment. Eva 1.10 will most likely do the same when it comes out though
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:13 pm Reply with quote
It probably would do better, if more people owned BD, but no one wants to pony up for it until they know it's actually worth it, which is why Sony's selling the Oshii Sky Crawlers separately.
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Shepperoni



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:48 pm Reply with quote
Congrats to Akira, the quality made it well worth the buy! Cool I just hope Funimation releases Eva 1.0 on BD too.
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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:13 pm Reply with quote
I hope that this is a sign of the possibilities of anime in the US. Near simultaneous releases rather than one that's like 2 years aftwerwards can get you more than sales abroad than you get at home.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:00 pm Reply with quote
I'm pretty sure that's more than the DVD sold in the US.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:43 am Reply with quote
I think Akira is more of a cult classic in America than Japan. It opened American eyes what Japanese animation is technically capable of.
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