Super-annoying Cartoon ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Apparently Waning in Popularity

Woo hoo!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Poor Sales of Yu-Gi-Oh! Hit Asatsu-DK’s FY05 Profit

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Advertising agency Asatsu-DK Inc. is likely to post a group operating profit of about 7.7 billion yen for the fiscal year through Dec. 31, down 7%, hurt by the floundering profitability of its content business that sells the Yu-Gi-Oh! cartoon. This would mark the first fall in profit in three years.

The company originally forecast operating profit to rise 7% to 8.8 billion yen.
After profits at the content business were pushed up by the huge popularity of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters in the U.S. and Europe in fiscal 2004, they fell this year. Although other cartoon characters and products compensated for the decline in sales, they were unable to offset the tumble in the highly profitable Yu-Gi-Oh!

When I worked at an elementary school last year, the dorky kids couldn’t shut up about this and Pokemon. I guess this is their generation’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but whatever it still sucks.

2 thoughts on “Super-annoying Cartoon ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Apparently Waning in Popularity”

  1. Why are’nt environmentalists going after China and India, why pick on America and Australia because of the Kyoto Protocol? A goood question to ask conservation groups is to ask these groups why China and India emit all of the carbon emissions they like because of a technical classification of their status. Since China and India are the two boomingest ecomomies, let’s have them reclassified under the terms of the Kyoto agreement, and then let’s see how supportive they are of the protocol.
    Raymond B

  2. Oops my previous post went in wrong area, feel free to move it to correct location. Sorry…..

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