Mobile Suit Gundam is one of the longest-running franchises, but only recently set a historic record. A recent report revealed that the robots developed by Yoshiyuki Tomino generated sales of over 100 billion yen in 2021 alone.
An analysis conducted by Animation Business Journal revealed that throughout 2021, the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise has been preserved in its entirety Proceeds of 101.7 billion yen, equal to about 762 million euros. In the brand's 40-year history, this is the first time such numbers have been recorded. But why is this exploit?
there Tomino's Creature is reborn with the announcements of the anime film Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island and the TV anime series Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, which are expected to debut throughout 2022. But not only that, video games and other Gunpla models are also planned. According to reports from Bandai Namco, Gundam accounts for 10% of the company's overall sales, which aims to expand the franchise beyond expectations. To this end, Gundam's Sunrise studio closed its doors to reopen under the Bandai Namco Filmworks name. Therefore, it seems almost obvious that the The record achieved is only temporary and destined not to last long.