According to the CEO of MAPPA Studio, Chainsaw Man is a financially successful anime. Despite disappointing Blu-ray sales, the series has performed exceptionally well when it comes to streaming and online popularity. Chainsaw Man’s success proves that Blu-ray sales can never be overcounted as the franchise will have a sequel in the future.
Since then Chainsaw manAfter this interesting anime series debuted, there were many rumors regarding the financial success of the series. This comes on the back of lackluster sales of the Chainsaw Man Blu-ray set, but fans of the series can rest easy as the highest authority in MAPPA has cleared these doubts.
In a May 2023 interview for Toyokeizai.net, shared on X by user @Chainsawpedia, Mappa Studio CEO Manabu Otsuka confirmed that Chainsaw Man is a critically successful anime. financing and drew comparisons to another popular anime the studio had made: Jujutsu Kaisen.
Airing from October 12, 2022 to December 28, 2022, Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated anime in recent years and it’s all fans can talk about going into the season. Fall 2022. Shortly after the 12-episode anime series ended, Blu-ray sales were released and were disappointing to say the least. Selling around 1200 copies in its first week, it was the catalyst for unfounded rumors of the anime being a flop, with the CEO claiming this was not the case.
The Chainsaw Man Broke the Internet – Literally
CEO Manabu Otsuka revealed that adapting Tatsuki Fujimoto’s dark manga was a unique experiment, because the studio bears 100% of the production costs, while usually an outside investor such as a broadcasting station The model will cover the costs, which also means they will get the majority of the profits. This decision paid off as the series recouped MAPPA’s entire investment and then some. However, he is still not very satisfied when comparing Chainsaw Man to the more successful and famous Jujutsu Kaisen.
Regardless of whether Blu-ray sales are low or not, Chainsaw Man is still a monster when it comes to streaming. The series crashed Crunchyroll servers twice, is the second most watched anime in Japan in 2022, behind Spy X Family, and has the most viewed opening theme of 2022, with 99 million views at the time of writing. The hype is unrealistic, sometimes stuffy, and online is where anime reigns supreme. According to this CEO: “Up until now, my work has never received so much attention before being introduced to the world.” The popularity that the anime has is proof that the anime did not fail but it surpassed everyone’s expectations.
Now, the basis for determining whether or not to continue a series depends on how many people are watching, so predicting and making decisions is much easier.
– Wit Studio CEO on using streaming numbers to decide sequels.
Blu-ray disc sales have always been used to determine whether an anime has a sequel, but it’s becoming less and less important as an indicator of popularity as streaming is the way to go. Most popular way to watch a movie. This is even more true for Chainsaw Man, which relies heavily on streaming. There was never any doubt as to whether Chainsaw Man would receive another installment, and that was confirmed when Chainsaw Man: The Movie – The Reze Arc was announced. With Chainsaw man Expected to return (hopefully) in 2024, all the negative comments following poor Blu-ray sales will now be considered a thing of the past.
Source: ToyoKeizai, Gem Standard, AnimeNewsNetwork.
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