US Anime Market Declines 2% in Q1

Mike Ferreira (Editor) — June 26th, 2009 — 18:36
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ICv2 reports that the long decline in anime DVD sales slowed to a near-halt last quarter, with a 2% decline in sales versus the same period last year. In the first quarter of 2008, the market saw an 11% drop in anime DVD sales over the same period in 2007.

ICv2 also noted that FUNimation controls a majority of the American anime industry, with a 40% overall market share.