Amusingly assembled together on a single graphic image, a chart has been made which highlights the top selling anime Blu-rays of all time with characters from each series in question lined up accordingly.
Being straightforward, this chart is incredible as it reminds one of all the various series they’ve come to love over the years – and seeing them all organized out as per sales, one can notice interesting trends. For example, Kyoto Animation’s critically acclaimed masterworks of Lucky Star, Haruhi, and K-ON!, are all bunched together – blue haired Konata being quite difficult not to notice. Clannad however is just slightly trailing – becoming lost behind the lavishing blonde hair of our favorite imouto who represents relevantly titled “Ore no Imouto”.
If you scan the image, it’s truly nostalgic to see some characters more than others. Personally, seeing the gondola of Aria with a chibi rendition of our admired undines is rather lovely – yet we’re appalled that Yosuga no Sora’s incestual siblings are riding the same boat.
Higurashi, Toradora!, Seitokai no Ichizon, and many more beloved series can be spotted out – though something which we’re simply delighted to see on the chart at all are the seifukus of Manabi Straight at 2,899 sales. It’s Ufotable’s most refreshing work of animation – and one of the most in general for that matter, which goes highly overlooked. A slice of life with elements of sci-fi which sees friendships develop, rupture, and reestablish as problems arise and are overcome – allowing dreams which previously seemed silly only a short time ago to come to fruition.
With the greatest selling series saved for last, we affix our attention to the 2-D warriors leading the pack – the single shows besting Bakemonogatari, and only by a few thousand, are two flavors of Gundam SEED. Bakemonogatari, being an abstract and original work with no previous animated installment, proved both legendary and phenomenal as it managed to break sales records. And indeed, it did so with a reason more than justified – if you’ve not already seen it for some pitiful reason, it is just as spectacular as the hype makes it to be.
Right behind Bakemonogatari, the pink haired mahou shoujo Madoka follows, to no shock at all – and with that, feel free to keep examining this wonderful comparative picture on your own as there’s simply a population overflow of second dimensional individuals to identify.