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Japan's Monthly Anime DVD Ranking For December

by dtshyk
Dec 23, 2008 5:06 PM | 16 Comments
Here is the Anime DVD sales ranking for Nov 28 - Dec 21.

*1, 51,080 Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou Limited Edition
*2, 23,384 Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Sheimi
*3, 17,521 Clannad ~After Story~ vol.1 Limited Edition
*4, 17,072 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.5
*5, 12,640 Macross Frontier vol.5
*6, 12,400 Strike Witches vol.3
*7, 11,869 Gintama Season 3 vol.5
*8, 11,144 Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei vol.2
*9, 10,337 Kannagi vol.2
10, *9,071 Kinnikuman DVD-BOX
11, *7,949 Toshokan Sensou vol.5
12, *7,125 Natsume Yuujinchou vol.3
13, *7,070 Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament Finals Fan Disc
14, *6,727 Junjo Romantica vol.5 Limited Edition
15, *6,522 Hidamari Sketch x 365 vol.4
16, *6,492 Dragon Ball Z Movie 09: Bojack Unbound
17, *6,463 Sekirei vol.3
18, *6,442 Dragon Ball Z Movie 10: Broly - Second Coming
19, *6,241 Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou Normal Edition (5,969 - 6,350)
20, *5,720 To-LOVE-Ru vol.5 Limited Edition
21, *5,191 Seto no Hanayome Jin Limited Edition
22, *4,902 Ghost in the Shell 2.0
23, *4,550 Bleach Shi Taichou Hen vol.1 Limited Edition
24, *4,369 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Mirai Hen vol.3

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.

Last month's ranking

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

16 Comments Recent Comments

No surprise to see Clannad in the Top 10, hopefully they'll also release DVDs to other countries. The high-ranked Pokemon actually surprised me though.

Dec 24, 2008 3:20 PM by windstar

Pokemon is always good. At lease it is in Japan.

Dec 24, 2008 8:13 AM by iTom

SageShinigami said:

Its kind of off-putting, since it sounds like you're saying this is the first time they're getting the show on DVD. Meanwhile here we're on the third or fourth (DVD) re-release.

O.K. Now I understand. There had been no DVD of Dragon Ball Z or GT movies in Japan. In 2008, the publisher in JAPAN started to release the DVD versions of DB movies for the first time.
SageShinigami said:

Edit: Also...there's otaku-outrage about Kannagi? Over what, might I ask?

See the thread below.
Kannagi Manga Suspended

Dec 24, 2008 1:44 AM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
Kira01 said:
dtshyk said:
vindemon64 said:

Question. The DBZ movies...are they re-releases, special editions or what? I'm surprised to see them here, since they've been out forever.


The DBZ movies are the re-releases of the VHS version. They hadn't been released as DVD.


VHS version of what? Oh wait, you mean the originals?


Am I telling you that confusing thing? The movies were first released as VHS in 1990's and the publisher re-released them as DVD now.


Its kind of off-putting, since it sounds like you're saying this is the first time they're getting the show on DVD. Meanwhile here we're on the third or fourth (DVD) re-release.

Also, I'm happy that Macross F got so high, but disappointed that it couldn't beat CG. :(

Edit: Also...there's otaku-outrage about Kannagi? Over what, might I ask?

Dec 24, 2008 1:28 AM by SageShinigami

KnK !!!!!!1111oneopneone

:3

Also yay for geass, zetsubou and frontier.


Other than that, the top 10 is awfully...mediocre stuff :<

Dec 24, 2008 1:26 AM by Fai

Wow, I didn't expect the Kannagi DVDs to be bought by anyone after the Otaku-outrage. And yay for Macross!

Dec 24, 2008 12:22 AM by Krayt

Kira01 said:
dtshyk said:
vindemon64 said:

Question. The DBZ movies...are they re-releases, special editions or what? I'm surprised to see them here, since they've been out forever.


The DBZ movies are the re-releases of the VHS version. They hadn't been released as DVD.


VHS version of what? Oh wait, you mean the originals?


Am I telling you that confusing thing? The movies were first released as VHS in 1990's and the publisher re-released them as DVD now.

Dec 23, 2008 11:32 PM by dtshyk

Garan no Dou definitely deserves to be #1.
Natsume Yuujinchou being so high surprises and pleases me.
lol @ Reborn

Dec 23, 2008 10:48 PM by windy

Amazed to see DBZ here...
Well great stuff never lose on their value :D

Dec 23, 2008 10:15 PM by Karisma

KnK totally dominated. And it's no wonder, it just keeps getting better.

Dec 23, 2008 9:56 PM by Massaki

Yaaa Pokemon FTW XD

Dec 23, 2008 8:53 PM by Icy-nee-san

dtshyk said:
vindemon64 said:

Question. The DBZ movies...are they re-releases, special editions or what? I'm surprised to see them here, since they've been out forever.


The DBZ movies are the re-releases of the VHS version. They hadn't been released as DVD.


VHS version of what? Oh wait, you mean the originals?

Dec 23, 2008 8:38 PM by Kira01

vindemon64 said:

Question. The DBZ movies...are they re-releases, special editions or what? I'm surprised to see them here, since they've been out forever.


The DBZ movies are the re-releases of the VHS version. They hadn't been released as DVD.

Dec 23, 2008 6:29 PM by dtshyk

Kara no Kyoukai dominated
more then twice as much sold then the runner up. Hell Yeahz

Dec 23, 2008 6:18 PM by Metty

To be honest, I'm quite surprised Pokemon is still holding strong in Japan. I guess ever since Pokemon fizzled out here in the US, I kind of assumed it was the same elsewhere. I'm definitely wrong on that.

Question. The DBZ movies...are they re-releases, special editions or what? I'm surprised to see them here, since they've been out forever.

Dec 23, 2008 6:12 PM by VK11

Woo Kara. Macross still doing well, nice to see Kannagi doing well considering otaku rage and all. Natsume is surprising though.

Dec 23, 2008 5:10 PM by Asako