The end of year sales figures for popular media have been totted up, and the gruesome action-adventure franchise Attack on Titan tops the list for Japanese consumers. The anime series, based on the manga written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, is produced by Wit Studio and Production I.G and debuted in Japan in 2013 — it arrived Stateside last year thanks to online streaming distribution from FUNimation and Crunchyroll.
According to the figures compiled by Japanese entertainment news outlet Oricon (and translated by Anime News Network), the combined yield of Attack on Titan home video, music, novels and manga sales in Japan from December 8, 2014 to December 13, 2015 came to an estimated 7.3 billion yen (about $60.5 million USD). It is closely followed by perennial shounen favorite One Piece with 7.19 billion yen in sales.
The top 10 properties are rounded out by Nakaba Suzuki’s The Seven Deadly Sins (5.79 billion yen), Love Live! (5 billion yen), Kingdom (4.86 billion yen), Haikyu!! (4.775 billion yen), Mobile Suit Gundam (4.772 billion yen), Assassination Classroom (4.72 billion yen), The [email protected] (4.719 billion yen) and Tokyo Ghoul (4.5 billion yen).