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Poor Chainsaw Man sales hit China headlines

Yes, again we come to talk about accumulated sales per Chainsaw Man in its first week. And it is that the amount of “1735” is a number that has already become a trend within the anime industry and fans in Japan, since it is the number of physical packages sold.

Opinions are divided today about the impact of physical package sales on the revenue generated by an anime franchise. Some say that “with streaming, physical sales can be ignored,” but others, including the industry’s own animators, say that the anime industry cannot rely on streaming alone, and that physical packages are a direct income. extremely important.

But the chainsaw man cumulative sales trend is no longer just a Japanese issue, as a popular feedback forum reported that the results have even reached the fan community in China.which can be safely considered the second most important market for anime.

  • The topic has already reached the forums of NetEase (, one of the largest Internet service providers in China.
Chainsaw Man

In this article you can find a quite interesting analysis on copies sold, especially comparisons with Bocchi the Rock!, which added more than 22.8 thousand copies sold in its first week. Let’s start with a meme:

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the manager himself Yutaka Yamamotorecognized for his time in Kyoto Animation and for works like Lucky Star and Wake Up Girls!commented on it:

  • «When I saw the sales numbers for “Chainsaw Man,” I thought, “How did this happen?” And I’ve been thinking about it all day today. I don’t know if that’s why or not, but when I found out that the director didn’t allow the voice actors to talk about the play, I was reminded of a certain great director who, as much as you guessed it, gave an absurd direction: “! That the girls from “Wake Up, Girls!” and “Run, Girls Run!” don’t meet until the recording session!” The thought of “geniuses” is always incomprehensible…»
Chainsaw Man

There is also a very interesting comparison that they have mentioned in China, and that is the fact that both Chainsaw Man and Bocchi the Rock! have Blu-ray/DVD related events scheduled. Both franchises add a preferential pass for the purchase of tickets at the event, but they will be held on different dates and places.

The event of Bocchi the Rock! will be held on April 23 at the HULIC HALL TOKYOwhich has one capacity of 886 people. These seats will have to be sold by raffle to the fans, since there’s no way to fit in the 25+ thousand people who bought the first Blu-ray/DVD.

On the other hand, the event Chainsaw Man will take place on May 20 at the TOKYO GARDEN THEATERwhich has one capacity of 8000 people. Considering the 1,735 copies of the first Blu-ray/DVD sold in the first week, there is no need to even do a raffle to sell the tickets, since it would only be filled to 20 percent.

So how is this represented in numbers? Well, a fan of Bocchi the Rock! You would only have a 3.5 percent chance of winning the right to purchase a ticket to the event, while a Chainsaw Man fan could even fill 4.6 spots in the facility.

However, the Chinese themselves mention it, Chainsaw Man was quite successful on streaming platforms and it was very popular on foreign platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video (yes, it’s available there in some countries), and With that in mind, it’s not always possible to tell if an anime is good or bad just from the sales of the physical discs.. It used to be said that the only way to help anime companies make money directly was by buying the physical discs, but since MAPPA didn’t use the production committee format, one wonders if they really have made enough money through other means.

Finally, the Chinese also mention a unit of measurement, taking Chainsaw Man as base. This measure does not seem to have a direct translation, since they write it as “龙哥“, with the first character being “Dragon” and the second being “Big Brother”. So, “1 龙哥” either “1 🐲” equals 1735 (the copies sold by Chainsaw Man) and all anime sales figures are converted to this unit. You could say they read it as “sold “x” times better than Chainsaw Man, perhaps derived from the impressive hype that was generated before the premiere of the series. And of course, there was no way that Bocchi the Rock! was not mentioned in this.

Fountain: Yaraon!

The entry Chainsaw Man’s poor sales make headlines in China was first published on Kudasai.

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