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Overlord and ReZero are Kadokawa’s best-selling anime

Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World and Overlord, two great isekai have drawn attention by being revealed as Kadokawa’s most profitable anime, according to the company’s latest earnings report.

Overlord and ReZero among Kadokawa’s most profitable


According to the news media Voce Sabia Anime, Kadokawa has published its earnings report for the last fiscal year 2023, and the most profitable anime of the company have been revealed. These data are from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. As for their anime series, only these 10 anime correspond to 28% of total sales. That is, only these 10 anime sold a total of 12.121 billion yen. All other Kadokawa anime combined sold 31.168 billion yen.

  1. Overlord
  2. Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
  3. Kage no Jitsuryokusha
  4. Tate no Yuusha
  5. Bungo Stray Dogs
  6. Made in Abyss
  7. A couple of cuckoos
  8. Konosuba! God Blessing on this Wonderful World!
  9. Classroom of the elite
  10. Isekai Ojisan
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Kadokawa’s publishing business experienced an increase in sales, but profits decreased due to investments and increased expenses. Among its most profitable publications, representing 7% of total sales, are the following:

  1. Sword At Online
  2. Overlord
  3. Kage no Jitsuryokusha K
  4. adokawa Manga Gakushu Series
  5. Pan Dorobou
  6. Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
  7. Bungo Stray Dogs
  8. The Irregular at Magic High School
  9. Fate
  10. Love Live! School Idol Project
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Finally, the publication formats with the highest sales were, manga, with sales of 16.100 billion yen; followed by general books and pocket editions, with 10.000 billion yen; then light novels, with 6.150 billion yen; magazines with 4.600 billion yen; and lastly, children’s books with 4.550 billion yen. According to this report, manga and light novels suffered a drop.

In addition, it was made known The anime Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute sold well for Kadokawa and saw its sales of light novels increase, the anime contributed greatly to Kadokawa’s results.