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Japan's Weekly Anime DVD Rankings

by ReverseHarem
Sep 13, 2008 6:34 AM | 20 Comments
The top ten anime DVDs in Japan for the week of September 3rd - September 9th are as follows:

1. Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion, Complete Limited Pressing
2. Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion, Standard Edition
3. Toshokan Sensou, Volume 2
4. D. Gray Man 2nd Stage, Volume 7 - Complete Limited Pressing
5. My Neighbor Totoro
6. One Piece 9th Season: Enies Lobby Arc Piece, Volume 9
7. Gintama Season III, Volume 1 - Complete Limited Pressing
8. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Volume 1
9. Naruto Shippuuden: The Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc, Volume 1
10. Cobra The Animation: The Psycho-Gun, Volume 1 - Special Edition

For more information: ANN

20 Comments Recent Comments

I see, thanks for the information.

Sep 17, 2008 7:25 PM by asandari

@asandari
Most of the numbers are the total sales for three or four weeks after the release. Basically, sales of anime DVD reach the plateau in four weeks. I don't care about the precise timeframe. They were released somewhere in 2005 or 2006. You can roughly compare the three week sales of CG R2 36,036 with these numbers.

Sep 15, 2008 8:39 PM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
asandari said:

I wonder how these sales compare to 3 years ago...


Here are the total sales data of some relatively old titles.

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's 11,000
ARIA The Animation 9,000
Mahou Sensei Negima! 15,000-21,000
AIR 21,000-24,000
Fate / stay night 22,000
Mai Otome 8,000-10,000
Mai Hime 8,900-11,000
Mushishi 12,000
Eureka Seven 6,400-8,100
Gundam Seed Destiny 58,000-66,000
Ghost in the Shell GIG 18,000
Soukyuu no Fafner 7,500


These are limited to no timeframe...?
Or the same timeframe I assumed for the post of comparison? (Week september 3rd - september 9th)

Sep 15, 2008 8:01 PM by asandari

OranSolus said:
Wait...People are actually buying the Shippuuden fillers!?


there is more action than what non fillers are doing....

Sep 15, 2008 2:40 PM by Friendlysoul

asandari said:

I wonder how these sales compare to 3 years ago...


Here are the total sales data of some relatively old titles.

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's 11,000
ARIA The Animation 9,000
Mahou Sensei Negima! 15,000-21,000
AIR 21,000-24,000
Fate / stay night 22,000
Mai Otome 8,000-10,000
Mai Hime 8,900-11,000
Mushishi 12,000
Eureka Seven 6,400-8,100
Gundam Seed Destiny 58,000-66,000
Ghost in the Shell GIG 18,000
Soukyuu no Fafner 7,500

Sep 15, 2008 8:34 AM by dtshyk

Bleach the Movie 2: The Diamond Dust Rebellion, D.Gray Man, My Neighbor Totoro, One Piece, Gin Tama, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, and Naruto Shippuuden FTW :D!.

Sep 15, 2008 8:20 AM by Toddler_Naruto

I'm surprised. I heard the ratings of CG were lower than Gundam 00. And I didn't think Tohsokan Sensou would be that (relatively) popular...

I wonder how these sales compare to 3 years ago...

Sep 15, 2008 4:16 AM by asandari

Tohsokan Sensou ftw! ^^

Sep 14, 2008 1:58 PM by kikoushi

lol bleach ddr takes top 2 XP
kinda surprised at toshokan sensou ranking 3rd, cg being pretty down and naruto shippuden fillers actually even being on the list 0.0

Sep 13, 2008 11:07 AM by mui

Bleach movie was pretty good. And they have limited edition too?!?!

Sep 13, 2008 10:57 AM by iTom

Naruto isn't in fillers any more.
I guess its o.k.

Sep 13, 2008 9:59 AM by theslickness

OranSolus said:
Wait...People are actually buying the Shippuuden fillers!?


OMG, you're right! I can't believe it! Let's punish them! >__<

Sep 13, 2008 9:55 AM by Serenti

Haha. DDR movie being first and second is not surprising, after all it is a Hitsugaya movie. XD Plus Pierrot are good at marketing stuff. XD

Other than that, yay for One Piece, and omg...GINTAMA! :D

Sep 13, 2008 9:51 AM by NoyaChan

Well, not surprised about the Bleach movie (although I didn't really like it all that much).

Hmm...glad to see some One Piece love again (Enies Lobby Arc was another epic arc in OP). And definitely nice to see D.Gray Man doing well in the sales, although the anime is supposedly stopping.

Sep 13, 2008 8:06 AM by VK11

Asako said:
Poor CG, doing so badly. No real surprise, though. >.>

The sales of the CG first season vol.1 was 49,188 at the third week. The number of the sales of Blu-ray was not announced to public, so it's unknown if the BD sales compensate for the decrease by 13,152. CG R2 BD has been at the top in the BD sales ranking.

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

I think 10,000-12,000 is not that unrealistic estimation of the CG R2 BD sales.

Sep 13, 2008 7:51 AM by dtshyk

Wait...People are actually buying the Shippuuden fillers!?

Sep 13, 2008 7:46 AM by OranSolus

I am sooooo suprised about the bleach movie taking the first and second>___<


Not...

Sep 13, 2008 7:38 AM by Serenti

Poor CG, doing so badly. No real surprise, though. >.>

Sep 13, 2008 7:35 AM by Asako

Oricon YouTaiju (released on Sep 10) said:

1. 25,534 BLEACH movie The DiamondDust Rebellion Limited Edition
2. 19,903 BLEACH movie The DiamondDust Rebellion Normal Edition
3. 7,903 Toshokan Sensou vol.2
4. 3,432 D.Gray-man season 2 vol.7
5. 2,491 My Neighbor Totoro *old title (total 855,658)
6. 2,088 One Piece Season 9 piece.9
7. 1,973 Gintama season 3 vol.1 Limited Edition *second week (total 18,713)
8. 1,960 Code Geass R2 vol.1 *third week (total 36,036)
9. 1,795 NARUTO Shippuuden Shugo Shinobi Juunishi no Shou vol.1
10. 1,529 COBRA The Psychogun vol.1 Special Edition *second week (total 5,826)

Below the 3rd, the sales are small.

Sep 13, 2008 7:30 AM by dtshyk

"My Neighbor Totoro" is up there too? Wow.

Sep 13, 2008 6:38 AM by aero