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:

"Top 25 Manga Properties Spring 2009"

"Top 10 Shojo Properties Spring 2009"

"Top 10 Shonen Properties Spring 2009"

"Top 10 Anime Properties Spring 2009


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.”