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Japan's Weekly DVD Sales Ranking For Apr 13 - 19

by dtshyk
Apr 21, 2009 5:48 PM | 30 Comments
Here is the Anime DVD sales rankings for April 13rd - 19th.

**, *4,773 33,086 (Tinker Bell)
*1, *2,239 *2,239 Pani Poni Dash! OVA
*2, *1,865 *1,865 Neo Angelique Abyss Second Age vol.5 Deluxe Edition
*3, **,*** **,*** La Maison en Petits Cubes
**, **,*** **,*** (Monsters, Inc.)
*4, **,*** **,*** My Neighbor Totoro
*5, **,*** **,*** Yozakura Quartet vol.5
*6, **,*** **,*** Eve no Jikan vol.3
*7, **,*** **,*** Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! vol.13
*8, **,*** **,*** Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! vol.14
*9, **,*** **,*** Akikan! Special Edition
10, **,*** **,*** The Sky Crawlers
11, **,*** **,*** Clannad ~After Story~ vol.5 Limited Edition
12, **,*** **,*** Minami-ke Okaeri vol.1 Limited Edition
**, **,*** **,*** (Madagascar Special Edition)
13, **,*** **,*** Castle in the Sky
14, **,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.2
15, **,*** **,*** Mononoke + Ayakashi DVD-BOX Limited Edition
16, **,*** **,*** Kiki's Delivery Service
17, **,*** **,*** Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.8

Source: Oricon Anime DVD ranking
Source: Oricon YouTaiju Service

Here is the temporal sales ranking of the Spring anime estimated from the pre-order ranks of Amazon Japan. (The DVD/Blu-ray of some titles has not been available for pre-ordering yet.)
*1, K-ON! Blu-ray (Amaran)
*2, Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi Blu-ray (Amaran)
*3, Sengoku Basara DVD (Amaran)
*4, Saki DVD (Amaran)
*5, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Blu-ray (Amaran)
*6, Hatsukoi Limited Blu-ray (Amaran)
*7, Tears to Tiara DVD (Amaran)
*8, Natsu no Arashi! DVD (Amaran)
*9, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ DVD (Amaran)
10, Valkyria Chronicles DVD (Amaran)
11, Pandora Hearts DVD (Amaran)
12, Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S DVD (792nd)
13, Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity- Blu-ray (880th)
14, Asura Cryin' DVD (1,163rd)
15, Shangri-La DVD (1,819th)
16, Guin Saga DVD (1,984th)
17, Basquash! Blu-ray (4,916th)
18, Ristorante Paradiso DVD (5,798th)

Ref. The full data of the last week's ranking

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Wow here i am with my only argument was using menace ... I mean comon using an Egyptian character in a japanese anime, that is like the plus of both worlds it couldn't get any hotter... i should know i see it in the mirror everyday when i wake up ehhh /sarcasm off

sorry didnt mean to cause much argument it is just really alot of people only talk bad about queen blade because they ONLY know it from the anime and that is all they do not know much of it by anything else like seishi-sama was saying about the game... considering the concept was pretty easy "rock papper scissors" to pick up when play game with character books. I mean i may go on a stretch saying this but think of it more like a mature type yu-gi-oh

Apr 24, 2009 8:30 PM by Lvhina

seishi-sama said:
Mari-chan said:
Loverhina said:
Mari-chan said:

Uh... no. I just don't bother with hentai. :)
Never heard a thing about it until I saw the PV for the Spring premiere.


It's not hentai :-)

Enlighten me.

I believe it's very hard to use google and see by yourself what Queen's Blade originally is.

It's started as a combat picture book game based on a rules of the "Lost Worlds" game, originally published in 1983. If you don't have a clue what "combat picture book game" is, just imagine stuff like Dungeons & Dragons miniatures, but with books instead of figures. In this game, players simulate turn-based fighting with books that each represent a character.
Queen's Blade was first published in Japan in 2005. 9 series of books has been released since then, plus supplement books featuring other famous characters from various franchises, such as Dizzy from Guilty Gear, Mai Shiranui from King of Fighters or Iroha from Samurai Spirits.
None of the books feature any actual nudity, btw.
Some other products of Queen's Blade franchise include several manga series, a game for mobile phones, a series of collectible cards, a series of PVC figurines, and even a character dress-up game for PC.

PS: I't really amusing to see someone who rated Boku no Pico a 9 bitching about Queen's Blade.


I apologize for my ignorance. ^^;; I'll look more into it.~
And I looked back on my list, I didn't even realize that I rated Boku no Pico a 9...

Apr 24, 2009 8:46 AM by CreamyVelvet

Mari-chan said:
Loverhina said:
Mari-chan said:

Uh... no. I just don't bother with hentai. :)
Never heard a thing about it until I saw the PV for the Spring premiere.


It's not hentai :-)

Enlighten me.

I believe it's very hard to use google and see by yourself what Queen's Blade originally is.

It's started as a combat picture book game based on a rules of the "Lost Worlds" game, originally published in 1983. If you don't have a clue what "combat picture book game" is, just imagine stuff like Dungeons & Dragons miniatures, but with books instead of figures. In this game, players simulate turn-based fighting with books that each represent a character.
Queen's Blade was first published in Japan in 2005. 9 series of books has been released since then, plus supplement books featuring other famous characters from various franchises, such as Dizzy from Guilty Gear, Mai Shiranui from King of Fighters or Iroha from Samurai Spirits.
None of the books feature any actual nudity, btw.
Some other products of Queen's Blade franchise include several manga series, a game for mobile phones, a series of collectible cards, a series of PVC figurines, and even a character dress-up game for PC.

PS: I't really amusing to see someone who rated Boku no Pico a 9 bitching about Queen's Blade.

Apr 24, 2009 2:17 AM by seishi-sama

Loverhina said:
Mari-chan said:

Uh... no. I just don't bother with hentai. :)
Never heard a thing about it until I saw the PV for the Spring premiere.


It's not hentai :-)

Enlighten me.

Apr 23, 2009 5:22 PM by CreamyVelvet

Mari-chan said:

Uh... no. I just don't bother with hentai. :)
Never heard a thing about it until I saw the PV for the Spring premiere.


It's not hentai :-)

Apr 22, 2009 9:20 PM by Lvhina

Loverhina said:
Mari-chan said:
That's news to me...


it sucks living in a hole .... doesnt it? O.o


Uh... no. I just don't bother with hentai. :)
Never heard a thing about it until I saw the PV for the Spring premiere.

Apr 22, 2009 8:16 PM by CreamyVelvet

Mari-chan said:
That's news to me...


it sucks living in a hole .... doesnt it? O.o

Apr 22, 2009 8:07 PM by Lvhina

seishi-sama said:
Queen's Blade doesn't simply have a decent fanbase, it's probably one of the most popular franchises ever made into anime. Gaming books, manga, collectable cards, figurines, god knows what else. Its fanbase is insanely huge.


For real?
That's news to me...

Apr 22, 2009 7:45 PM by CreamyVelvet

Queen's Blade doesn't simply have a decent fanbase, it's probably one of the most popular franchises ever made into anime. Gaming books, manga, collectable cards, figurines, god knows what else. Its fanbase is insanely huge.

Apr 22, 2009 3:31 PM by seishi-sama

Pralyn said:
Queen's Blade ranked #2
WTF?! What's wrong with people, seriously.


Hmm... so you are saying that we should be suprised that queens blade is ranked 2?

The game is fairly well known to begin with than became into a "side-story" manga
http://myanimelist.net/manga.php?id=9062

This isn't a new concept, whole game to manga to anime transition, since it already had a pretty decent fan base before the anime was aired.

Apr 22, 2009 3:22 PM by Lvhina

Queen's Blade ranked #2
WTF?! What's wrong with people, seriously.

And K-On is ranked #1, not really surprising.

Apr 22, 2009 2:45 PM by Lynalith

kuroshiroi said:
windy said:
14, **,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.2
17, **,*** **,*** Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.8

zOMG
zOMG good or zOMG what happened?

If it's the latter, remember that those two dominate the BD sales.
i made a post in a past weekly sales thread about 00 having to beat r2 sometime. it finally happened, so i was zOMGing.

Apr 22, 2009 2:06 PM by windy

Wow, nice to see Monsters Inc there. Love that movie.

Apr 22, 2009 1:21 PM by Touka

Mimiko said:
dtshyk said:

*2, Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi Blu-ray (Amaran)


O.o You can't be serious...


Why so serious? (lol)

It's only normal. Knowing how the sales of the Queen's Blade battle books spiked after the first episode aired. And seriously, I think you can expect seeing the blu-rays of Queen's Blade reaching some high numbers.

yunadestined said:
I knew that was bound to happen in Japan, considering the amount of censors recently after the inital airing, fans of the series would only be able to get the unscensored via DVD/Blu-ray


Despite it being heavily censored in other channels, AT-X airs Queen's Blade uncensored (which is what you can expect to see in the DVDs/Blu-rays).

tl;dr version: It's Japan. Would you see it happening any other way?

Apr 22, 2009 1:04 PM by Massaki

Mimiko said:
dtshyk said:

*2, Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi Blu-ray (Amaran)


O.o You can't be serious...

I knew that was bound to happen in Japan, considering the amount of censors recently after the inital airing, fans of the series would only be able to get the unscensored via DVD/Blu-ray

Apr 22, 2009 8:12 AM by yunadestined

dtshyk said:
Or that, lol. In any case, they're still making truckloads of money.

Apr 22, 2009 1:52 AM by kuroshiroi

Yay for Pani Poni! Shaft has to make the 2nd season now.

Apr 22, 2009 1:42 AM by freedoleen

kuroshiroi said:
windy said:
14, **,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.2
17, **,*** **,*** Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.8

zOMG
zOMG good or zOMG what happened?

If it's the latter, remember that those two dominate the BD sales.

Yearly total of DVD/Blu-ray sales
DVD
39,907 Code Geass R2 vol.1
30,239 Macross Frontier vol.1
42,415 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 vol.1
Blu-ray
19,134 Code Geass R2 vol.1
34,742 Macross Frontier vol.1
*8,216 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 vol.1

In any case, those ranks are nothing surprising. Japanese otaku purchase anime DVD/Blu-ray within one or two weeks after the release. So the sales on the fourth week are quite small.

Apr 22, 2009 1:39 AM by dtshyk

windy said:
14, **,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.2
17, **,*** **,*** Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.8

zOMG
zOMG good or zOMG what happened?

If it's the latter, remember that those two dominate the BD sales.

Apr 22, 2009 1:30 AM by kuroshiroi

dtshyk said:

*2, Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi Blu-ray (Amaran)


O.o You can't be serious...

Apr 22, 2009 1:27 AM by Mimiko