Fate Is #1 Franchise in Collective CD, Book, Video Sales for March

posted on by Karen Ressler
Assassination Classroom, AKB48 drama take #2, #3

Media statistics company Oricon posted a chart on Thursday of the top franchises in Japan in terms of cumulative CD, book, and video sales for the month of March. The Fate series topped the list, earning 1,536.5 million yen (about US$12.7 million).

The Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works limited edition Blu-ray box set shipped in Japan on March 25, contributing to this total.

Assassination Classroom ranked second with 1,202.9 million yen (about US$10.0 million), followed by Majisuka Gakuen, a television drama starring members of the AKB48 idol group, with 1,192.0 million yen (about US$9.9 million).

The top 20 franchises for March 2015 were:

  1. Fate Series
  2. Assassination Classroom
  3. Majisuka Gakuen
  4. Haikyu!
  5. One Piece
  6. Tokyo Ghoul
  7. Digimon Series
  8. The Seven Deadly Sins
  9. KanColle
  10. Mobile Suit Gundam
  11. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
  12. Ace of Diamond
  13. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
  14. Monogatari Series
  15. The [email protected]
  16. Gintama
  17. Yo-Kai Watch
  18. Sword Art Online
  19. The irregular at magic high school
  20. 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland

Oricon also publishes a weekly ranking every Thursday. One Piece, Gintama, and Nisekoi topped the chart for the second week of April.

Source: Nikkei via Yaraon!

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