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Japan's Monthly Anime DVD Ranking For November [Updated on Dec 3]

by dtshyk
Nov 25, 2008 5:00 PM | 18 Comments
The ranking data of the weekly DVD ranking for Nov 24 - 30 was merged. New entries are shown in bold.
Here is the Anime DVD sales ranking for Oct 27 - Nov 23 30

Rank/ # of Copies sold / Title
*1, 16,745 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.4
*2, 12,400 Strike Witches vol.3
*3, 12,218 Macross Frontier vol.4 *Blu-ray 18,000
*4, 11,869 Kannagi vol.1
*5, 11,838 Gintama Season 3 vol.4
*6, 11,103 Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear Special Edition
*7, *8,416 Natsume Yuujinchou vol.2
*8, *8,266 Hidamari Sketch x 365 vol.3
*9, *7,956 Toshokan Sensou vol.4
10, *7,648 Sekirei vol.2 Limited Edition
11, *7,070 Dragon Ball Z Movie 08: The Legendary Super Saiyan
12, *6,727 Junjo Romantica vol.5 Limited Edition
13, *6,476 Dragon Ball Z Movie 09: Bojack Unbound
14, *5,830 Mai-Otome 0~S.ifr~ vol.3
15, *5,720 To-LOVE-Ru vol.5 Limited Edition
16, *5,528 Ikkitousen: Great Guardians vol.3
17, *5,307 Hellsing Ultimate vol.5
18, *5,191 Seto no Hanayome Jin Limited Edition
19, *5,098 Usavich Season 1
20, *5,012 Kanokon vol.6
21, *4,908 Hokuto no Ken Movie
22, *4,550 Bleach Shi Taichou Hen vol.1 Limited Edition
23, *4,497 Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear Normal Edition
24, *4,369 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Mirai Hen vol.3
25, *4,157 Koihime†Musou vol.2 Limited Edition
26, *3,806 Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu vol.3
27, *3,740 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! vol.2
28, *3,729 xxxHOLiC - Kei vol.6
29, *3,625 Crayon Shin-chan Movie Choh Arashi wo Yobu Kinpoko no Yuusha
30, *3,497 Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ vol.3
31, *3,178 Soul Eater vol.4
32, *3,126 Slayers Revolution vol.2

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.

The previous month's ranking

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

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Ranking Updated!
The data from the weekly Oricon DVD ranking for Nov 24 - 30 was added.

According to MobaGame news, the sales of Macross Frontier volume 4 Blu-ray Disc were
First week 18,000
Second week 4,000
Total 22,000

Source: Mbga news *mobile phone access only

Dec 2, 2008 5:12 PM by dtshyk

ladyxzeus said:
DBZ still exists? ~~~<3

DBZ is ridiculously popular over here with the teens. You would honestly be surprised in the differences of taste between Japanese and western teens. I might make a thread about it if I can be bothered but anytime I ask teens about stuff in MAL's top 20 they have no idea what I'm talking about, Lucky Star, GitS, Haruhi, you name it, they dont watch it. Its all about Bleach, DBZ and Doraemon here.

Nov 27, 2008 7:47 PM by Beatnik

Usavich season 1 on dvd >.< i want it as well!

Nov 27, 2008 12:02 PM by ashura

DBZ still exists? ~~~<3

Nov 26, 2008 3:42 PM by ladyxzeus

Yes!!! Code Geass is at the top!!! All hail Lelouch!!!!

Nov 26, 2008 2:56 PM by Sai_Fujiwara

Code Geass at the top, just as it should be.

Nov 26, 2008 2:06 PM by Robque

Conan, DBZ and Toshokan Sensou in Top 20? WTF?? '__'*

Well, The rest ist okay.

Nov 26, 2008 10:56 AM by Gladius

From the DVD sales data, I don't see any effect of depression. Compared to the 2007 titles, 2008 anime are doing fairly well. See my DB for more info.
In this ranking, (I explained the same thing last month, though) CG and Macross F are the only titles whose BDs are released simultaneously with the DVD. The number of BD sales are not available to public except for that of the volume 1 of Macross F.

Macross Frontier
vol.01 17,548 22,183 23,691
vol.02 15,488 18,941 21,032
vol.03 14,828 18,637 19,917 20,608
vol.04 12,218
vol.05 --,---
vol.06 --,---
vol.07 --,---
vol.08 --,---
vol.09 --,---
The first week sales of Blu-ray Disc vol.1 was 22,000.

Blu-ray Disc of these titles will be released simultaneously with DVD.
ef -tales of melodies-
Kemeko DX
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Gundam 00 Second Season
Casshern Sins
So the DVD ranks and the numbers of copies sold will be inaccurate with these titles.

Nov 26, 2008 4:09 AM by dtshyk

Yeah, the Japanese sure love their Sony.
Soul Eater is broadbast in at least 1280x720 so I guess its BD numbers are higher than the DVD ones? Too bad, IIRC, it costs a fortune to see those numbers.

Nov 26, 2008 4:08 AM by kuroshiroi

I'm very happy that Soul Eater isn't performing well, since this anime is SO overrated, not even a good title in its own genre, shonen...

Btw, kuroshiroi, the depression is indeed hitting Japan, but another thing explains why the DVD sales are so low : sales of BRD are booming right now and approximately 50% of video sales are made by Blu Rays now, I even heard that more BRD are sold for CG2 and MF than DVD.

Nov 26, 2008 3:26 AM by Jacut

kuroshiroi said:
Hehe, Soul Eater probably needs more fanservice if they want to sell more DVDs, both Koihime Musou and ZnT3 beat it.
It's not good news though. I guess the depression is hitting the Japanese or something?

November 1st was Saturday, so the fourth week ended before the payday (25th). As a result, the number of sales appeared smaller.

In any case, it's true that the sales of Soul Eater are steadily going down.
Soul Eater
vol.01 5,885 8,319
vol.02 4,243 5,161
vol.03 3,633 4,637
vol.04 3,178

Nov 26, 2008 3:20 AM by dtshyk

Hehe, Soul Eater probably needs more fanservice if they want to sell more DVDs, both Koihime Musou and ZnT3 beat it.
It's not good news though. I guess the depression is hitting the Japanese or something?

Nov 26, 2008 3:07 AM by kuroshiroi

Hellsing Ultimate Volume 5 is finally out!

Nov 25, 2008 9:08 PM by ElectricSlime

18, *3,497 Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ vol.3
19, *3,178 Soul Eater vol.4

Im a fan of both series but i didnt think THAT would happan...

Nov 25, 2008 8:07 PM by Icy-nee-san

CG beat Macross F? Lame. How do their Blu-ray sales stack? Since Macross F was doing better on BD than DVD previously.

Nov 25, 2008 5:39 PM by Asako

how is soul eater so low? has the dvd been out for a while? if not, that really sucks.

Nov 25, 2008 5:37 PM by windy

Gar, I'm still waiting on Kanokon DVD specials...

Nov 25, 2008 5:19 PM by iTom