The portal Animation business published the report of the earnings report for the first quarter of the current fiscal year ending March 2022 for the Japanese entertainment giant, Kadokawa. The results of the first quarter published on July 30th show an increase in both sales and profit, especially the latter, which increased by around 60 percent.
Consolidated sales were 52.03 billion yen, followed by net income of 4.02 billion yen, an increase of 63.9 percent over the immediate prior year for the same period. In terms of sales, the video business, including animation, grew and, on the earnings side, the publishing business grew with its strong e-book sales. This offset the decline in the video game business, which had fallen into the red.
(Omissions in editorial results) Revenue for the video production business was 8.90 billion yen (59.2 percent higher than the immediate prior year for the same period) and operating profit was 1.03 billion yen, returning to steady numbers after last year's losses. The anime business was particularly strong with productions such as Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? (So I'm a spider, so what?), Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu (The magical power of the saint is omnipotent) and Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: ZERO -Start life in another world-). In this case too, overseas business is strong, with a 79 percent increase in overseas animation business compared to the same period last year.
Summary of Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?
The day is as normal as it can get in high school as students peacefully go about their daily activities until an unprecedented disaster hits the school and kills everyone in its path. Guided by a seeming miracle, a handful of students are fortunate enough to be reborn in a different world as nobles, princes and other people of prestigious reputation. However, a girl is not so lucky. Reborn as a spider of the weakest class, he immediately experiences the difficulties of his dire situation. Even so, he has to survive the many life-threatening threats. When he discovers that his new world has an RPG-like system, he struggles to hunt down prey and defeat monsters to level up and evolve. As he grows stronger, he hopes that one day his efforts will pay off and be given a better life.
Source: Animation business
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