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Which Anime Sold the Most Merch in 2020? You Can Probably Guess

Which Anime Sold the Most Merch in 2020? You Can Probably GuessIt’s January, meaning we’re in for a bunch of lists of stuff that happened in 2020. Here’s one from Japanese retailer Cospa, which sells cosplay and other anime and manga stuff. Cospa has revealed which anime and/or manga franchises sold the most merch in 2020—in fact, they’ve put together a top 10 list. We bet you can guess what ended up at number one.

Here’s the complete list!

10. The Idolm@ster Shiny Colors
9. Mobile Suit Gundam
8. Sekai no Owari ni Shiba Inu to
7. The Quintessential Quintuplets
6. Gintama The Final
5. Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World
4. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
3. Haikyu!! To the Top
2. Laid-Back Camp/How Do You Like Wednesday?
1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

No surprise at #1: Demon Slayer. Aside from selling a billion volumes of manga and movie tickets, it had a ton of popular merch, like Nezuko T-shirts, figures and the like.

Surprisingly strong at #2 was the collaboration between Laid-Back Camp and Japanese variety show How Do You Like Wednesday?.

At #9, Mobile Suit Gundam, proving popular decades after its debut. And at #8, Sekai no Owari ni Shiba Inu to, which I have to admit I’d never heard of until now! Roaming a post-apocalyptic future with a cute dog? Sounds awesome.

Did you get your hands on any anime or manga merch in 2020?

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.