Hey guys! How are you doing? Today I want to bring your attention to something major which has been bugging me for such a long time. This is about how much money Dragon Ball Super actually made in JUST 2018. Remember, just 2018. They should care about the fans a little more when they’re earning so much money. 🙁
When it comes to anime, you have to be profitable to stay alive. Fans are always eager to talk about the industry’s mechanics, and there is a lot that goes into the promotion of a franchise. These days, anime’s like One Piece are the ones racking up billions of dollars. One Piece will still go on for like 5-10 years but Dragon Ball Super isn’t behind. It’s kinda shocking.
It shouldn’t be surprising to hear just how lucrative Dragon Ball is these days. After a long lull, the series made a comeback in 2015 with Dragon Ball Super that revived all of Goku’s best parts. Earlier this year, that TV series came to a close, but Toei Animation still has plans in store for the franchise — and it is not hard to see why.
No, seriously, all you have to do is look at Bandai Namco’s sales from 2018. To say Dragon Ball brought in some bank would be to understatement. The amount of money.. just in such a short time is just too insane. How much do you expect they are making? Take a guess. It’s sure very high up there and well damn, Toei is so lucky right now.
Not long ago, Bandai Namco released its earnings for 2018, and fans were quick to sort through its figures. Of course, anime lovers were interested in seeing how the Dragon Ball IP fared in 2018, and audiences were not disappointed with what they found. Well, let’s take a clear and deeper look into it. Here we go!
As you can see above, Dragon Ball brought in all kinds of cash for Bandai Namco in 2018. The fiscal year, which ranged from April 2017 to March 2018, saw Dragon Ball rake in nearly 98,000,000,000 yen. Yes, that is nearly 100 billion yen. Convert that to USD, and you will find that Dragon Ball’s IP sold about $888,256,418 which is nothing to sneeze at.
The 2018 fiscal year saw a sharp rise in profits from even the 2017 records as it brought in about 62 billion yen. 2016 was marked at about 35 billion yen, and Dragon Ball was only clocking in at 6.4 billion yen before Dragon Ball Super got its debut. So, you can see what kind of cash the revival brought to Bandai Namco since the company does oversee all of the series’ merchandise.