The State of the 2013 Anime Industry


The Association of Japanese Animations has released their annual figures for 2013, at the 2014 AnimeJapan event. The figures covers the gross totals that anime has gained that year in Japan. They also cover international sales as well as distinguishing how much profit is made, and which merchandises reaps the most money.

So here are the statistics for annual gross of the 2013 anime industry:

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  • The top left figure shows the total amount of minutes of anime produced that year. The figure only includes TV anime, not OVAs or films.
  • The bottom left represents the total box office gross profit of anime films. The totals are in billions of yens, though the numbers are not represented correctly. For 2013, though it shows 470 億円 it is in reality 47 billion yen, which equates to approx. 470 million USD.
  • The right figure shows the 12 highest grossing anime movies throughout 2013. The totals are also in billions of yen; to loosely convert it to USD, just divide by 100. The list in English are as follows:
  1. Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) – 12 Billion Yen
  2. Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie – 4.09 Billion Yen
  3. Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum (Doraemon: Nobita’s Secret Gadget Museum ) – 3.98 Billion Yen
  4. Meitantei Conan: Sekkai no Private Eye (Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea) – 3.63 Billion Yen
  5. Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myūtsū Kakusei (Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened) – 3.17 Billion Yen
  6. Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) – 2.99 Billion Yen
  7. Kaguya-hime no Monogatari(The Tale of Princess Kaguya) – 2.29 Billion Yen
  8. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari  (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion) – 2.08 Billion Yen
  9. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! – 1.3 Billion Yen
  10. Gekijouban Hunter x Hunter: Hiiro no Genei (Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge) – 1.21 Billion Yen
  11. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie (AnoHana Movie) – 1.04 Billion Yen
  12. Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi (Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart) – 1.03 Billion Yen

The image below has English annotations so you will be able to understand it. It covers the total sales of the distribution of anime and its related products, a breakdown of how much consumers pay and what for, and the total number of TV anime.

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So these were the stats and facts about the year 2013 in the anime industry. According to the numbers, the anime industry is increasing in gross revenue, with anime movies being at an all time high since 2001. Additionally, anime sales have been on the increase since the 2009 slump.

These graphs were gathered by the Association of Japanese Animations and presented by AnimeJapan. These images were taken by Reddit user Homu.