21 Anime That Failed To Make Money

By Editorial Staff in Geeks and Gaming On 21st October 2015

#1. Tamako Market - 21,618 copies sold

Tamako Market is here because it's the lowest selling series in Kyoto Animation's catalog, if we disregard the recent Hibike! Euphonium.

Genre: Slice of life

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Release year: 2013

Episode count: 12

#2. Shin Sekai Yori - 4,697 copies sold

Genre: Drama, science fiction

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Release year: 2012-2013

Episode count: 25

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#4. Trigun - 9,367 copies sold

Genre: Space western, adventure, comedy, drama

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 1998

Episode count: 26

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#5. Boogiepop Phantom - 7,417 copies sold

Genre: Horror

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 2000

Episode count: 12

#6. Serial Experiments Lain - 5,540 copies sold

Genre: Cyberpunk, pschological, drama, mystery

Studio: Triangle Staff, Prioneer LDC

Release year: 1998

Episode count: 13

#7. X - 2,126 copies sold

Genre: Supernatural, action, romance, tragedy

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 2001-2002

Episode count: 24

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#8. TEXHNOLYZE - 1,855 copies sold

Genre: Crime fiction, cyberpunk

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 2003

Episode count: 22

#9. Cromartie High School - 2,733 copies sold

Genre: Comedy, parody

Studio: Production I.G.

Release year: 2003-2004

Episode count: 26

#10. Medaka Box - 2,269 copies sold

Genre: Action, comedy, romance

Studio: Gainax

Release year: 2012

Episode count: 12

#11. Paranoia Agent - 1,860 copies sold

Genre: Psychological thriller, mystery

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 2004

Episode count: 13

#12. Ergo Proxy - 1,998 copies sold

Genre: Cyberpunk

Studio: Manglobe

Release year: 2006

Episode count: 23

#13. RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ - 2,816 copies sold

Genre: Horror, action, mystery

Studio: Xebec, Genco

Release year: 2008

Episode count: 6

#14. NEEDLESS - 2,332 copies sold

Genre: Action, science fiction, dark comedy

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 2009

Episode count: 24

#15. Skip Beat! - 2,189 copies sold

Genre: Slice of life, music, romantic comedy

Studio: Hal Film Maker

Rlease year: 2008-2009

Episode count: 25

#16. Shiki - 2,449 copies sold

Genre: Horror, supernatural

Studio: Daume

Release year: 2010

Episode count: 24

#17. Bakuman - 3,431 copies sold

Genre: Slice of life, comedy, drama

Studio: J.C. Staff

Release year: 2010-2011

Episode count: 25

#18. Fractale - 1,569 copies sold

Genre: science fiction

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Release year: 2011

Episode count: 11

#19. Binbougami ga! - 3,639 copies sold

Genre: Comedy, parody

Studio: Sunrise

Release year: 2012

Episode count: 13

#20. BTOOOM! - 652 copies sold

Genre: Action, romance, psychological

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 2012

Episode count: 12

#21. Parasyte -the maxim- - 1,254 copies sold

Genre: Science fiction, action, horror

Studio: Madhouse

Release year: 2014-2015

Episode count: 24

Are any of your favorite series on this list? Remember, being a flop doesn't mean a show is bad, it just forgot to make the creators money.