27 Mar 2018 1:17 PM +00:00 UTC

Dragon Ball is Outselling Gundam and One Piece, According to Fiscal Reports

Shonen anime shows like Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball are known for bringing in a lot of profits. Usually, these kinds of anime franchises run for hundreds of episodes, so it isn't surprising that Dragon Ball Super is not over yet.

The Dragon Ball franchise isn't just profitable. According to the latest fiscal reports, Toei Animation is its top-earning franchise right now.

Toei recently released its internal revenue reports for the 2018 fiscal year, and it reveals how much money Dragon Ball Super makes. As you can see below, the third-quarter numbers reveal the top franchises for domestic licensing, overseas films, and overseas licensing, and Dragon Ball Super tops those categories by a huge margin. That isn't surprising. Its fanbase is insanely huge, even crowds of fans gathered in the streets to watch the last few episodes of the Universe Survival arc.

Dragon Ball is currently TOEI's biggest grossing franchise, leading in categories such as Domestic Licensing, Overseas Film, and Overseas Licesing.

Dragon Ball Super earned 4,911,000,000 yen in 3Q of 2018, which is almost double of One Piece's profits (2.6 billion yen). For its overseas licensing, Dragon Ball Super earned 4 billion yen while One Piece only earned 1.6 billion yen.

Based on these charts, the franchise has earned at least 11 billion yen in 3Q, which is equivalent to $104,060,000 in USD.

With the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie that will be released later this year and these insane profits, I wouldn't be surprised if Toei Animation decides to revive the TV series with new episodes.

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