'Golden Eggs' is the bestselling anime of the decade


No, seriously.

The World of Golden Eggs, that anime series we all laughed at four years ago is by and far the best-selling anime of the last decade. Selling over 170,000 discs, the series blew out Gundam Seed Destiny (#2 at 79,000 sales) and Bakemonogatari (#3 at 76,000 sales) by a long shot.

The rest of the top ten is rounded out by Gundam SEED, Full Metal Alchemist, Code Geass, Macross Frontier, K-ON!, Code Geass R2 and The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi -- all titles that we shouldn't be surprised by. Most of these titles are driven by two things: moe/hardcore otaku, and Boy's Love/shonen. The latter category explains why Gundam Seed Destiny ranks so high -- it has an unbelievable female following, just on the basis of pairings alone.

Down towards the bottom of the list with about 13,700 sales, Strike Witches had its pants beat off by Big Windup!, which generated somewhere in the neighborhood of 19,200 sales -- infinitely more than the US figures, from what I've heard.

Take a look at the full list over at Welcome Datacomp, and see where your favorite series stacks up. I'm sad to see Toradora almost at the bottom of the list, but I guess it's better than nothing! I'm curious to see how the US numbers would stack up against these -- I know Haruhi did extremely well, selling about 2/3 the Japanese numbers, if I recall correctly.

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