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Japan's DVD Sales Ranking TOP 100 For 2008

by dtshyk
Dec 24, 2008 1:36 AM | 40 Comments
Here is Japan's Oricon Anime DVD Sales Ranking TOP 112 for Dec 24th, 2007 - Dec 21st, 2008. The numbers are the sales of the first volume in the first week after the release.

1st - 30th
**1, 219,315 Rebuild of Evangelion: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE
**2, *58,779 Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
**3, *31,706 Lucky ☆ Star OVA
**4, *25,955 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
**5, *25,534 Bleach - The DiamondDust Rebellion
**6, *22,847 Mobile Suit Gundam 00
**7, *17,548 Macross Frontier
**8, *17,521 Clannad ~After Story~
**9, *16,978 .hack//G.U. Trilogy
*10, *16,740 Gintama Season 3

*11, *14,598 Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden
*12, *13,336 Vexille - 2077 Nihon Sakoku Normal Edition
*13, *12,391 Dragon Ball Movie 1: Curse of the Blood Rubies
*14, *12,090 Appleseed Saga Ex Machina Standard Edition
*15, *11,869 Kannagi
*16, *11,261 Natsume Yuujinchou
*17, *11,144 Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei vol.2
*18, *10,733 Aria the Origination
*19, **9,146 Shakugan no Shana II
*20, **8,720 Strike Witches

*21, **8,663 Lupin III: Green vs. Red
*22, **8,563 Hidamari Sketch x 365
*23, **8,535 Toshokan Sensou
*24, **8,406 Junjo Romantica
*25, **8,212 Sekirei
*26, **8,057 Minami-ke
*27, **7,829 Hakaba Kitarou
*28, **7,429 One Piece: Episode of Chopper Plus - Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura Limited Edition
*29, **7,390 Ikkitousen: Great Guardians
*30, **7,374 Spice and Wolf

31st - 60th

61st - 90th

91st - 112th

Titles whose data were not available due to the small number of sales.


Note:
1, The OVA bundled with manga books (i.e. OAD) were excluded because the sales estimation algorithm for manga is different from that for DVD.
2. If there are Limited Edition and Normal Edition of the DVD in the ranking, the volume with larger sales was selected.
3, If the first volume was released in 2007, the anime was excluded even if the following newer volumes were released in 2008.


Source: Oricon YouTaiju Service *account required
Source: DVD Sales Data Base
Source: JBBS Anime DVD Sales Data Storage Thread

ref.
Sales Ranking Top 135 for 2007
Failed Anime in terms of DVD sales in 2007

20 of 40 Comments Recent Comments

Code Geass R2 hit 4th spot, not bad..

Macross Frontier got 7th.

Dec 29, 2008 3:01 PM by Kira01

Why is Kaiba and Kaiji in the failure section, whereas Code Geass and other shits are in the top. Why do japfags go for the look? T_T Guys, something is wrong here!

Dec 29, 2008 1:26 PM by ntHai

idk, a lot of the shit that failed i ended up dropping anyway. when you have such a saturated market as japan, its not hard to see why a lot of things fail.... and hard. unlike me state side, and the rest of the world for the most part. we "western societies" eat up just about anything anime since it is a somewhat scarce commodity

Dec 26, 2008 11:12 PM by nyamo

dtshyk said:


Yes, but it failed. No data available.


Wow....just wow. Seriously? It failed? I'm in shock right now. One of the most exciting, fantastic anime ever made, easily the most original, creative work since Cowboy Bebop...and it didn't even sell 700 DVD copies?

Whereas the fluff at the top made significant profits? Man, even live action films reward quality at the box office better than this.

Dec 26, 2008 1:31 PM by YoungVagabond

ShaolinRibiero said:
Also, was a Kaiji DVD ever released?


Yes, but it failed. No data available.

Dec 25, 2008 9:54 PM by dtshyk

Also, was a Kaiji DVD ever released?

Dec 25, 2008 7:42 PM by YoungVagabond

damn, evangelion beat everyone else by miles...
good to see lucky star is up there

Dec 25, 2008 6:31 PM by GrumpyFelo

Rebuild and Kara no Kyoukai on the first 2 places ^^ SUGOI NAAA~ :D

Dec 25, 2008 5:31 AM by nikolai131

fertygo said:
i see...
it's really surprise, the big name of the seiyuu... can't raise the number of sales
n it's good serie houghs, but failed still failed.
i think it''s already closed for possibility for sequel


Taniguchi Goro (the director of Code Geass) said:
"Seven out of ten titles make debts. Profits from small number of successful anime barely compensate us for the debt. That's how we manage the anime business."

Source: Nikkei BP Interview

Dec 25, 2008 12:10 AM by dtshyk

Maora said:
10 vs 10
:x

at least CG R2 was the most successful. Lulu must have done something. >.>


Gundam 00, Geass R2 and Macross are the three best selling TV anime shows, just depends on how much each sold on blueray for the proper order.. with macross selling the most.. vol 1 being the best selling Blueray title of the year for Japan, anime and live action.

Dec 24, 2008 9:02 PM by Westlo

I'm rather sad Amatsuki and Kurenai failed, but I can't help but laugh at Blade of the Immortal, that's BeeTrain for you.

Dec 24, 2008 6:06 PM by Kantarou

dtshyk said:
Maora said:
Dx

is it me, or most of spring 2008 was fail?


**4, *25,955 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
**7, *17,548 Macross Frontier
*31, **7,195 To-LOVE-Ru
*36, **6,175 Kanokon
*54, **4,864 xxxHOLiC - Kei
*62, **3,943 Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Elysion
*63, **3,926 Da Capo II Second Season
*72, **3,278 Chi's Sweet Home
*74, **3,040 Kamen no Maid Guy
*82, **2,588 Zettai Karen Children
========failed titles==========
*90, **2,106 Kure-nai
*91, **2,081 Gyagu Manga Biyori 3
*92, **2,012 Wagaya no Oinari-sama.
*97, **1,830 Amatsuki
108, **1,278 Blassreiter
109, ***,961 Itazura na Kiss
110, ***,858 Kyou Kara Maou! 3rd Series
112, ***,738 Bus Gamer
Allison & Lillia
Nabari no Ou
Special A

The production cost of Gyagu Manga Biyori 3 is relatively small compared to other anime, so it may be successful, I guess.


10 vs 10
:x

at least CG R2 was the most successful. Lulu must have done something. >.>

Dec 24, 2008 5:55 PM by Maora

*10, *16,740 Gintama Season 3

fuck yea!

Dec 24, 2008 5:05 PM by OfficerGrayson

i see...
it's really surprise, the big name of the seiyuu... can't raise the number of sales
n it's good serie houghs, but failed still failed.
i think it''s already closed for possibility for sequel

Dec 24, 2008 5:02 PM by fertygo

fertygo said:
excuse me
Special A DVD not yet sales on japan, or really fail on number of sale?


It was released on Aug 6th, 2008.
Special A DVD volume 1 on Amazon

Dec 24, 2008 4:57 PM by dtshyk

hahaha @ nabari and amatsuki >___<

Dec 24, 2008 4:53 PM by windy

excuse me
Special A DVD not yet sales on japan, or really fail on number of sale?

Dec 24, 2008 4:51 PM by fertygo

Interesting that Kaiba sold less than 738 copies...clearly, the director is working in the wrong industry.

Dec 24, 2008 4:27 PM by YoungVagabond

Maora said:
Dx

is it me, or most of spring 2008 was fail?


**4, *25,955 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
**7, *17,548 Macross Frontier
*31, **7,195 To-LOVE-Ru
*36, **6,175 Kanokon
*54, **4,864 xxxHOLiC - Kei
*62, **3,943 Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Elysion
*63, **3,926 Da Capo II Second Season
*72, **3,278 Chi's Sweet Home
*74, **3,040 Kamen no Maid Guy
*82, **2,588 Zettai Karen Children
========failed titles==========
*90, **2,106 Kure-nai
*91, **2,081 Gyagu Manga Biyori 3
*92, **2,012 Wagaya no Oinari-sama.
*97, **1,830 Amatsuki
108, **1,278 Blassreiter
109, ***,961 Itazura na Kiss
110, ***,858 Kyou Kara Maou! 3rd Series
112, ***,738 Bus Gamer
Allison & Lillia
Nabari no Ou
Special A

The production cost of Gyagu Manga Biyori 3 is relatively small compared to other anime, so it may be successful, I guess.

Dec 24, 2008 4:26 PM by dtshyk