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Japan's Weekly Anime DVD Rankings From Jul 16 - Aug 29

by dtshyk
Sep 3, 2008 6:52 PM | 14 Comments
The top ten anime DVD rankings for these two months are as follows:

Jul 18 - 25
1. Kara no Kyoukai Tsuukaku Zanryuu Limited Edition (57,789 copies)
2. Gundam 00 vol.7 (24,013 copies)
3. Macross F vol.1 (17,548 copies)
4. Gintama Season 2 vol.13 (11,889 copies)
5. ARIA The Origination vol.4 (10,474 copies)
6. One Piece The movie Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura
7. Junjyou Romantica vol.1 Limited Edition
8. Kara no Kyoukai Tsuukaku Zanryuu Normal Edition
9. To Love-ru vol.1
10. One Piece The movie Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura Limited Edition

Note: The sales of Macross F Blu-ray disc (22,000 copies) exceeded that of its DVD (18,000). So the total sales surpassed the Gundam 00 vol.7 (24,000 copies) but not Kara no Kyoukai Tsuukaku Zanryuu (58,000 copies).

Jul 26- Aug 1
1. Gundam 00 vol.7 (4,992 copies *second week)
2. Kara no Kyoukai Tsuukaku Zanryuu Limited Edition (4,757 copies *second week)
3. Macross F vol.1 (4,635 copies *second week)
4. My Neighbor Totoro (4,082 copies *old title)
5. One Piece The movie Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura (3,671 copies *third week)
6. Junjyou Romantica vol.1 Limited Edition
7. ARIA The Origination vol.4
8. Prince of Tennis OVA Final vol.1
9. Gintama Season 2 vol.13
10. To Love-ru vol.1

Aug 2- 8
1. Toshokan Sensou vol.1 (8,525 copies)
2. SLUM DUNK DVD-Collection vol.1 (6,168 copies)
3. Dragon Ball the movies vol.1 Dragon Ball Z (5,586 copies)
4. Dragon Ball the movies vol.2 Dragon Ball Z Konoyode Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu (5,279 copies)
5. Minami-ke Okawari vol.4 Limited Edition (4,226 copies)
6. My Neighbor Totoro
7. D. Gray-man 2nd Stage vol.6 Limited Edition
8. To Heart 2 vol.2 Limited Edition
9. Detroit Metal City DVD-BOX
10. Saiunkoku Monogatari Season 2 vol.12 Limited Edition

Aug 9-15
1. My Neighbor Totoro (4,689 copies)
2. Dragon Ball the movies vol.1 Dragon Ball Z (2,899 copies *second week)
3. Dragon Ball the movies vol.2 Dragon Ball Z Konoyode Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu (2,724 copies *second week)
4. One Piece The movie Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura (2,352 copies *fourth week)
5. SLAM DUNK DVD-Collection vol.1 (2,026 copies *second week)
6. Castle in the Sky
7. Kiki's Delivery Service
8. Toshokan Sensou vol.1
9. Princess Mononoke
10. Spirited Away

Aug 16-22
1. Code Geass R2 vol.1 (25,955 copies)
2. ARIA The Origination vol.5 (9,027 copies)
3. Junjyou Romantica vol.2 Limited Edition (5,947 copies)
4. Soul Eater vol.1 (5,885 copies)
5. To Love-ru vol.2 (5,829 copies)
6. Kanokon vol.3 Limited Edition
7. Armored Trooper Votoms Pailesen Files vol.6 Limited Edition
8. Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Elysion vol.3
9. Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai vol.6 Limited Edition
10. xxxHOLiC Kei vol.3

Note: The sales of CG R2 Blu-ray has not been announced yet. It ranked top in the Oricon Weekly BD ranking.

Aug 23 - 29
1. Gintama Season3 vol.1 Limited Edition (16,764 copies)
2. Code Geass R2 vol.1 (8,121 copies *second week)
3. Shakugan no Shana II vol.8 Limited Edition (7,180 copies)
4. Spice and Wolf vol.6 Limited Edition (7,063 copies)
5. BLEACH Arrancar Gekitou-hen vol.4 Limited Edition (5,325 copies)
6. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Jyo
7. Cobra -The Psychogun- vol.1 Special Edition
8. Katei Kyoushi Hit Man REBORN! Nichijyou-hen Part 2
9. Rosario + Vampire vol.5
10. D.C. II S.S. vol.3 Limited Edition

Source: Oricon DVD ranking

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The Weekly DVD Ranking for Aug 30 to Sep 7 is now out from Oricon YouTaiju service.
Source :Oricon DVD ranking

I'm wondering whether to post a new entry for this ranking alone or combine four-five rankings in one post. Most of the anime DVDs are released at the end of the month and some are released in the beginning and no release in the middle. So it's sometimes misleading to post one ranking like the one for Aug 9-15 above.

Amazon DVD/BD Pre-ordering Ranking on Sep 10

1. Lucky Star OVA
2. Code Geass R2 vol.2
3. Gintama Season 2 vol.2
4. Macross F vol.2 Blu-ray
5. Strike Witches vol.1 Limited Edition
6. Code Geass R2 vol.2 Blu-ray
7. Fullmetal Alchemist Box Set Archives Limited Edition
8. Gintama Season 3 vol.3 Limited Edition
9. Seto no Hanayome OVA vol.2 Limited Edition
10. Natsume Yuujinchou vol,1 Limited Edition

Pantsless anime ranked fifth! Oh Gonzo, please stay alive until you finish making Shangri-La...
(continued)
11. La Corda D'Oro primavera 3~ grand finale
12. Code Geass R2 vol.3
13. Macross F vol.3 Blu-ray
14. Gintama Season 3 vol.4
15. Toshokan Sensou vol.3
16. Hellsing OVA vol.5 Limited Edition
17. Macross F vol.2
18. Hidamari Sketch x365 vol.1 Limited Edition
19. Natsume Yuujinchou vol.2
20. Kanokon vol.4 Limited Edition

Amazon Monthly General Blu-ray Disc sales Ranking for Aug 2008

1. Macross F vol.2
2. Code Geass R2 vol.1
3. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Blu-ray BOX
4. Code Geass R2 vol.2
5. Macross F vol.3
6. Macross F vol.5
7. Macross F vol.1
8. Macross F vol.4
9. Gundam 00 vol.1
10. Innocence Absolute Edition

Anime BD (or Macross BD) swept over the ranking.

#=============edited on Sep 15
Amazon DVD/BD Pre-ordering Ranking on Sep 15

1. Strike Witches vol.1 Limited Edition !!!
2. Lucky Star OVA
3. Code Geass R2 vol.2
4. Macross F vol.2 Blu-ray
5. Gintama Season3 vol.2
6. Gintama Season 3 vol.4
7. Fullmetal Alchemist BOX SET Archives
8. Code Geass R2 vol.2 Blu-ray
9. Code Geass R2 vol.3
10. Hidamari Sketch x365 vol.1 Limited Edition

11. Natsume Yuujinchou vol.1 Limited Edition
12. Strike Witches vol.2 Limited Edition
13. Gintama Season 3 vol.3
14. Macross F vol.2
15. Ikki Tousen Great Guardians vol.1
16. ARIA The Origination vol.6
17. Toshokan Sensou vol.3 Limited Edition
18. Macross F vol.3 Blu-ray
19. Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu vol.1 Limited Edition
20. Kanokon vol.4 Limited Edition

#edited on Sep 17=============
Oricon Weekly DVD ranking Sep 8-14

Sep 9, 2008 6:31 PM by dtshyk

5 cm per second looks stunning on blue-ray, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo looks pretty good too. Im somewhat surprised that Char's Counterattack could rank #1 after all this time but I guess that just goes to show dedicated Gundam fandom.

Sep 4, 2008 11:12 PM by ender650

-Umbra- said:
It'd be nice if all of the Blu-ray sales were posted too.
I tried taking a look at the site, but, well, I can't read that and I couldn't tell if there was a link that would take me to said ratings by just hovering over the links.


Weekly Blu-ray disc rankings

Jun 23 - 29
1. Full Metal Panic! Limited Edition
2. 5 cm per second
3. Mobile Suit Gumdam Char's Counterattack

Jun 30 - Jul 6
1. Full Metal Panic! Limited Edition
2. 5 cm per second
3. Mobile Suit Gumdam Char's Counterattack

Jul 8 - 14
1. Mobile Suit Gumdam Char's Counterattack
2. 5 cm per second
3. Full Metal Panic! Limited Edition
4. Mobile Suit Gundam F91

Jul 15 - 21
1. Mobile Suit Gumdam Char's Counterattack
2. 5 cm per second

Jul 22 - 28
1. Macross F vol. 1
2. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
3. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. TRILOGY-BOX Limited Edition
4. Mobile Police Patlabor 2 the movie
5. Mobile Police Patlabor the movie
6. The Wings of Honneamise
7. Vexille - 2077 Nihon Sakoku
8. WXIII Mobile Suit Patlabor
9. 5 cm per second
10. Detective Holmes the movie

Jul 29 - Aug 3
1. Macross F vol.1
2. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
3. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. TRILOGY-BOX Limited Edition
4. Mobile Police Patlabor the movie
5. 5 cm per second
6. Mobile Suit Gumdam Char's Counterattack
7. Vexille - 2077 Nihon Sakoku
8. Mobile Police Patlabor 2 the movie

Aug 4 - 10
1. Innocence Absolute Edition
2. Macross F vol.1
3. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
4. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. TRILOGY-BOX Limited Edition
5. 5 cm per second
6. Mobile Suit Gumdam Char's Counterattack
7. Mobile Police Patlabor the movie

Aug 11 - 17
1. Macross F vol.1
2. Innocence Absolute Edition
3. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
4. Mobile Suit Gumdam Char's Counterattack
5. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. TRILOGY-BOX Limited Edition
6. 5 cm per second

Aug 18 - 24
1. Code Geass R2 vol.1
2. Code Geass vol.1
3. Gundam 00 vol.1
4. Gundam 00 vol.2
5. Macross Zero BD BOX
6. Macross F vol.1
7. Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO vol.1
8. Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO vol.2
9. Innocence Absolute Edition
10. Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO vol.3

Sep 25 - Aug 1
1. Code Geass R2 vol.1
2. Gundam 00 vol.1
3. Code Geass vol.1
4. Gundam 00 vol.2
5. Macross F vol.1
6. Macross Zero BD BOX
7. Innocence Absolute Edition
8. Gundam MS IGLOO vol.2
9. Gundam MS IGLOO vol.1
10. Gundam MS IGLOO vol.3

Sep 4, 2008 5:18 PM by dtshyk

A lot of good ones. xxxholic, prince of tennis, one piece... the list can be made much longer...

Sep 4, 2008 7:52 AM by Serenti

It'd be nice if all of the Blu-ray sales were posted too.
I tried taking a look at the site, but, well, I can't read that and I couldn't tell if there was a link that would take me to said ratings by just hovering over the links.

Sep 4, 2008 7:44 AM by -synchronizer-

dtshyk said:
7. 11,654 Lilo and Stitch DVD-BOX

O_O?

Sep 4, 2008 3:39 AM by XD3r3K-chanX1996

Kara no Kyoukai is at the top for its week as always, just goes to show how popular TM is in Japan.

Sep 3, 2008 11:53 PM by Ketuekigami

Aria <3

Sep 3, 2008 9:00 PM by WarMage

Blu-ray = instant win

Sep 3, 2008 8:09 PM by iTom

Yeah for Kara no Kyoukai

Sep 3, 2008 7:39 PM by Metty

ponyo ponyo ponyo~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s8OmqmMeRQ

Don't listen to this song before going to sleep!!!

Sep 3, 2008 7:36 PM by wakka9ca

Plate said:

1. My Neighbor Totoro
6. Castle in the Sky
7. Kiki's Delivery Service
9. Princess Mononoke
10. Spirited Away


Miyazaki DVDs go half off or something?


Ponyo-effect. "Po-nyo Ponyo Ponyo" song charmed Japanese into purchasing jhibri. Once you hear the song, it endlessly repeats in your head.
If you carefully see the number of copies sold, it's just pops up in the certain week when new titles were not released. But it's still surprising those Jhibri titles are sold constantly for years. The total sales of those are:

Spirited Away 2,302,282 copies
My Neighbor Totoro 837,721 copies
Castle in the Sky 632,794 copies
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 584,458 copies
Kiki's Delivery Service 348.021
Princess Mononoke 259,587 copies

Monthly DVD ranking: Jun 2- 30
1. 68,622 Kara no Kyoukai Fukan Fuukei Limited Edition
2. 50,356 Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 Normal Edition
3. 29,237 Gundam 00 vol.5
4. 25,919 FREEDOM SEVEN
5. 24,287 Lucky Star vol.12 Limited Edition
6. 23,530 CLANNAD vol.6
7. 17,559 CLANNAD vol.7
8. 16,949 Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 Limited Edition
9. 16,944 Dragon Ball GT vol.11
10. 16,379 Dragon Ball GT vol.9

Monthly DVD ranking: Jul 7-28
1. 64.329 Kara no Kyoukai Satsujin Kousatsu Part 1 Limited Edition
2. 28,212 Gundam 00 vol.6
3. 20,231 CLANNAD vol.8 Limited Edition
4. 18,495 Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 Limited Edition
5. 13,484 ARIA The Origination vol.3
6. 12,970 Gintama Season 2 vol.12
7. 11,654 Lilo and Stitch DVD-BOX
8. 11,019 Detroit Metal City
9. 9,452 My Neighbor Totoro
10. 9,382 Kara no Kyoukai Tsuukaku Zanryuu Normal Edition

Monthly DVD ranking: Aug 1-25
1. 64,875 Kara no Kyoukai Tsuukaku Zanryuu Limited Edition
2. 31,436 Gundam 00 vol.7
3. 24,939 Macross F vol.1
4. 17,668 My Neighbor Totoro
5. 16,960 One Piece The movie Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura
6. 15,917 Gintama Season 2 vol.13
7. 13,257 ARIA The Origination vol.4
8. 11,531 Junjou Romantica vol.1 Limited Edition
9. 10,966 One Piece The movie Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura Limited Edition
10. 10,367 To Love-ru vol.1 Limited Edition

Sep 3, 2008 7:08 PM by dtshyk

Plate said:

1. My Neighbor Totoro
6. Castle in the Sky
7. Kiki's Delivery Service
9. Princess Mononoke
10. Spirited Away


Miyazaki DVDs go half off or something?


Ponyo On a Cliff By the Sea was released at this time. Miyazaki was suddenly remebered, apparently... XD

Sep 3, 2008 7:07 PM by Lacrimosa


1. My Neighbor Totoro
6. Castle in the Sky
7. Kiki's Delivery Service
9. Princess Mononoke
10. Spirited Away


Miyazaki DVDs go half off or something?

Sep 3, 2008 7:05 PM by Plate