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Japan's Monthly Anime DVD Ranking For October

by dtshyk
Oct 28, 2008 6:18 PM | 19 Comments
Here is the Anime DVD sales ranking for Oct 1 - 26.

Rank/ # of Copies sold / Title
1, 21,112 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.3
2, 14,828 Macross Frontier vol.3
3, 13,756 Gintama Season 3 vol.3
4, 11,261 Natsume Yuujinchou vol.1 Limited Edition
5, 10,452 Strike Witches vol.2 Limited Edition
6, 10,104 Aria the Origination vol.7
7, *9,107 Sleeping Beauty Platinum Edition
8, *8,212 Sekirei vol.1 Limited Edition
9, *7,994 Toshokan Sensou vol.3
10, *7,824 Hidamari Sketch x 365 vol.2 Limited Edition
11, *6,961 Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament Finals vol.2
12, *6,658 Junjo Romantica vol.4 Limited Edition
13, *6,577 Dragon Ball Z Movie 05: Cooler's Revenge
14, *6,427 Dragon Ball Z Movie 06: Return of Cooler
15, *6,351 Ikkitousen: Great Guardians vol.2
16, *5,960 Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Gravity of the Battlefront vol.1
17, *5,847 Sleeping Beauty Special Edition
18, *5,681 To-LOVE-Ru vol.4 Limited Edition
19, *5,670 Kanokon vol.5 Limited Edition
20, *4,981 Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu vol.2 Limited Edition

We didn't post the weekly DVD rankings in September. So we post the ranking for the latter half of September (Sep 15 -30).

Rank/ # of Copies sold / Title
1, 31,706 Lucky ☆ Star OVA
2, 22,982 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.2
3, 15,488 Macross Frontier vol.2
4, 13,812 Gintama Season 3 vol.2
5, 10,709 Aria the Origination vol.6
6, *9,126 Little Mermaid III
7, *8,720 Strike Witches vol.1 Limited Edition
8, *8,563 Hidamari Sketch x 365 vol.1 Limited Edition
9, *7,994 Toshokan Sensou vol.3
10, *7,390 Ikkitousen: Great Guardians vol.1
11, *6,999 Junjo Romantica vol.3 Limited Edition
12, *6,428 Kanokon vol.4 Limited Edition
13, *6,180 To-LOVE-Ru vol.3 Limited Edition
14, *5,824 Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu vol.1 Limited Edition
15, *5,111 Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ vol.1

Note: The anime DVDs which were not released in the given period were excluded. The numbers of copies are the sales in the first week after the release, not the total sales during the whole month.

Source: Oricon Anime DVD ranking
Source: Oricon YouTaiju Service *account required

19 Comments Recent Comments

Guess it's no surprise Code Geass R2 got the most sales this month, but they really did beat the rest hard .. ^^

Oct 29, 2008 11:02 AM by Jeffusz

aero said:
$900 per month seems expensive. Is it even worth it?


Shintaiju is a service for a company not for private use.
Among this autumn anime series. Blu-ray Disc of these three titles will be released simultaneously with DVD.
"Toaru Majutsu no Index"
"Kemoko Deluxe"
"ef -the tale of melodies-"
So the DVD ranks and the numbers of copies sold will be inaccurate with these titles.

Oct 29, 2008 5:57 AM by dtshyk

If I had a choice between a DVD at ¥6,000 and BD at ¥7,000 I know what I would choose. Seems a lot of people agree, at least on Geass, Macross and Gundam.

This is a much more interesting ranking than the TV one, keep up the good work dtshyk.

Oct 29, 2008 3:53 AM by kuroshiroi

Aww.. Code Geass really beat the list XD I should go check for Tenipuri dvd >.< hasn't completed it yet T.T

Oct 28, 2008 10:10 PM by noniq

aero said:
$900 per month seems expensive.

Seriously.

And yay for Hidamari and Aria~

Oct 28, 2008 9:54 PM by Siing

yay! for Junjou! :D

Oct 28, 2008 9:49 PM by kaizureki

woot! Junjou and Lucky Star!

Oct 28, 2008 8:32 PM by supahkawaii

$900 per month seems expensive. Is it even worth it?

Oct 28, 2008 7:50 PM by aero

Asako said:
Wow, BD outsold DVD That's awesome.

And you need to sign up to look at the charts? That seems a bit weird.


Oricon is running business by selling data, so only the ranks are provided for free. If I had money, I could have a ShinTaiju account...

Here is the BD ranking (rank only) for Sep 22 - 28

1, Macross Frontier vol.2
2, Code Geass R2 vol,2
3, Code Geass vol.2
4, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 vol.3
5, Full Meta Panic! TSR
6, Macross Frontier vol.1 * 10th week
7, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO vol.1
8, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO vol.2
9, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO vol.3
10, Code Geass R2 vol.1 *sixth week

Macross Frontier Blu-ray vol.3 got the top in the weekly General BD ranking for Oct 20 -26. Volume 1 and 2 also got the top in the July and September ranking, respectively.
Source: Mainichi News

Oct 28, 2008 7:47 PM by dtshyk

Wow, BD outsold DVD That's awesome.

And you need to sign up to look at the charts? That seems a bit weird.

Oct 28, 2008 7:43 PM by Asako

Asako said:
I'm interested to know how Macross Frontier's blu-ray sales were. While it's fairly certain DVD sales will be higher, it'd still be nice to know how BD is doing there. With the OSTs selling so well I wonder how combined DVD/BD sales are going, actually... o.O


I also wanna know the BD sales numbers but the data available so far are only these:
Macross Frontier first week's sale
DVD vol.1 17,548
BD vol.1 22,000
The BD numbers are provided by Oricon Shin Taiju service, which requires $900 per month. I only have an account in YouTaiju ($10 per month).

Oct 28, 2008 7:42 PM by dtshyk

Icy-nee-san said:
September: Yay Lucky Star
October: Boo no lucky star

lolz :P


It does only count the first week of sales, so... yeah.

Oct 28, 2008 7:36 PM by Asako

September: Yay Lucky Star
October: Boo no lucky star

lolz :P

Oct 28, 2008 7:35 PM by Icy-nee-san

Quite a bit of interesting stuff up there. XD

Oct 28, 2008 7:30 PM by BasakaNZ

Lucky Star ftw~

Oct 28, 2008 7:18 PM by iTom

Hidamari Sketch x365 and Aria Origination <3

Oct 28, 2008 6:58 PM by aero

Yay for Code Geass R2, Natsume Yuujinchou, Aria && Lucky Star. :D

Oct 28, 2008 6:37 PM by Jello

I'm interested to know how Macross Frontier's blu-ray sales were. While it's fairly certain DVD sales will be higher, it'd still be nice to know how BD is doing there. With the OSTs selling so well I wonder how combined DVD/BD sales are going, actually... o.O

Oct 28, 2008 6:23 PM by Asako