Kimetsu no Yaiba couldn't beat Girls Band Cry

Kimetsu no Yaiba couldn't beat Girls Band Cry

In a surprising turn of events, the anime "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hashira Training Arc" sold 8,794 copies of its first Blu-ray/DVD in its first week. Despite being an impressive figure, it was not enough to surpass "Girls Band Cry," an original musical anime about high school girls that took the Spring-2024 (April-June) season by storm. "Girls Band Cry" managed to sell 12,226 copies of its first Blu-ray/DVD in its first week, setting a new record for the season.

Kimetsu no Yaiba couldn't beat Girls Band Cry

Historically, "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" has dominated Blu-ray/DVD sales during the seasons in which its series were broadcast, consolidating itself as one of the most popular and successful titles. However, it seems that the trend has changed, now favoring high school girl band series.

"Girls Band Cry" has captured the public's attention with its combination of music, drama, and endearing characters, which has led to its remarkable sales success. This shift in audience preferences suggests an evolution in the tastes of anime fans, who are now looking for new experiences and fresh genres.

With these results, it is clear that competition in the anime industry is fiercer than ever, and that even the most established franchises must innovate and adapt to maintain their position in the market. It will be interesting to see how "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" and other popular series respond to this challenge in the coming seasons.

  • "Kimetsu no Yaiba will have victory assured with the film of the Infinite Castle arch. So it's okay like that. I think this is part of the plan. A failure in the trilogy of films is practically impossible."
  • "It's hard to imagine that the next parts of Girls Band Cry will drop much in sales. Even if there are discounts, nowadays people who buy Blu-rays won't stop doing so for a small price difference."
  • "Was there anything in the fourth season of Kimetsu no Yaiba that could exceed ten thousand copies? The last part of the Blacksmith Village Arc did not reach that figure at launch."
  • "That Kimetsu no Yaiba does not exceed ten thousand copies is more or less what was expected. Without streaming, it won't be successful. In addition, it does not have elements that attract children."
  • "Anyway, the Kimetsu no Yaiba TV series ended with the last season."
  • "Kimetsu no Yaiba has lost about three thousand copies since the third season? It's too early to declare Girls Band Cry the champion of the year."
  • "Everyone sees it because others see it. Movies will go viral this way."
  • "Nowadays, otakus who buy Blu-rays seem to always wait for the 'dark horse' of each season."
  • "The difference with Mahou Shoujo or Akogarete is 4,000 copies."
  • "Kimetsu no Yaiba stopped including tickets to events from the Blacksmith Village Arch, so they've probably met their Blu-ray sales target. Although I don't think they will return to television, maybe they will make an edited version like with the Infinite Train."
  • "Unless Girls Band Cry dominates as much as Lycoris Recoil or Bocchi the Rock!, selling 15,000 copies isn't enough. It would not be unusual for him to lose his place in the second half of the year."
  • "Even if it's not the best-selling series, exceeding ten thousand copies is enough. At first, no one expected it to sell so much. CD sales are also going well, so it's been a huge success."

Source: Yaraon!