Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: May 4, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020

Kimetsu no Yaiba continues its momentum going into the first week of May according to Oricon’s latest chart accessible here. All volumes are accounted for, but sales have plummeted after a good run it had the previous week. On a side note, volume 20 of the series went on sale a couple of days ago Continue reading Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: May 4, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020

Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: April 27, 2020 ~ May 3, 2020

Sales of video games were strong for the week between April 27 to May 3 according to the latest chart available via Famitsu here. Besides, it is thanks to the awesome folks at Famitsu that we get see these charts on a weekly basis, so why not head over to their site here and show Continue reading Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: April 27, 2020 ~ May 3, 2020

Japan Top Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Ranking: May 4, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020

  Sales of Anime Blu-rays and DVDs remain lackluster going into the first week of May according to Oricon’s latest weekly charts for Blu-ray here and DVD here with no new releases making into the top 10 chart for the week between May 4 to May 10. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T could not retain Continue reading Japan Top Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Ranking: May 4, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020

Square Enix’s Profit Grew as of Fiscal Year Ended March 31 2020, But Impact of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak May Dampen Financial Earnings in 2021

Square Enix Holdings has registered a positive growth as profit went up 9% from ¥19 billion (~$177 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 to ¥21 billion (~$196 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 according to its latest Financial Report available here (page 13). Final Fantasy XIV Shadow Bringer, released Continue reading Square Enix’s Profit Grew as of Fiscal Year Ended March 31 2020, But Impact of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak May Dampen Financial Earnings in 2021

SONY Has Denied October as Release Date of Playstation 5

A release date of Playstation 5 supposedly appeared on one of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) recruitment ad via the Japanese site “Rikunabi NEXT“. Apparently, the release date was an error on the site’s end as SIE, through its Public Relation Affairs has mentioned that it did not make any announcement on a fixed month for Continue reading SONY Has Denied October as Release Date of Playstation 5

Square Enix Revises Year-end Dividend as it Expects Higher Operating Income, Ordinary Income and Profit

Despite an expected lower net sales due to the delay of “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE”, Square Enix in its latest circular release, announced that it will be revising its year-end dividend from the previous forecast of ¥33.00 to ¥44.00 as it expects higher operating income, ordinary income and profit from sales of expansion packs and Continue reading Square Enix Revises Year-end Dividend as it Expects Higher Operating Income, Ordinary Income and Profit

Shounen Jump Titles May Be Delayed or Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID-19

Shueisha has announced that several of its works that are being serialized via the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine may not be published or temporarily suspended as it takes precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. It has advised authors to work in a way that could minimize risk of infection. As a result, more Continue reading Shounen Jump Titles May Be Delayed or Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID-19