The long slide in American anime sales nearly halted in Q1 2009, with only a 2% decline in sales of anime DVDs vs. the year ago period, according to an article in the new ICv2 Insider’s Guide #66. That 2% slide is a substantial improvement from 2008, when anime sales dropped 11% vs. 2007. Consolidation of anime companies is also continuing, according to the report, with FUNimation’s market share topping 40% in Q1 2009.
The new ICv2 Insider's Guide also includes bestseller list for a number of graphic novel and DVD categories:
For information on the release of ICv2 Insider’s Guide #66, and information on how to get the ICv2 Insider's Guide, with all its Q1 2009 sales charts, see “ICv2 Releases 'ICv2 Insider's Guide' #66.”