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Japan's Weekly DVD Ranking for May 4 - 10

by dtshyk
May 12, 2009 5:46 PM | 19 Comments
Here is the Anime DVD sales rankings for May 4th - 10th.

*1, 14,537 14,537 Clannad ~After Story~ vol.6 Limited Edition
**, *9,070 69,459 (Wall-E)
**, *5,271 57,741 (Wall-E 2-Disc Special Edition)
**, *2,876 43,841 (Tinker Bell)
*2, *2,450 13,300 Isshoni Training
**, *2,222 50,338 (Monsters Inc.)
*3, **,*** **,*** Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen Limited Edition
*4, **,*** **,*** Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Limited Edition
*5, **,*** **,*** My Neighbor Totoro
*6, **,*** **,*** La Maison en Petits Cubes
*7, **,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.3
*8, **,*** **,*** Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.9
*9, **,*** **,*** Macross Frontier vol.9
10, **,*** **,*** Castle in the Sky
11, **,*** **,*** Kiki's Delivery Service
12, **,*** **,*** Skip Beat! vol.4
13, **,*** **,*** Kuroshitsuji vol.4
14, **,*** **,*** Hetalia Axis Powers vol.1 Limited Edition
**, **,*** **,*** (Cars)
15, **,*** **,*** Gintama Season 3 vol.9

Sources:
Oricon Anime DVD ranking
Oricon YouTaiju Service

Ref. The full data of the last week's ranking.
*1, *8,253 *10,850 Isshoni Training
*2, *4,119 *29,107 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen
*3, *4,075 *24,159 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.9
*4, *3,875 *19,771 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.3
*5, *3,147 *17,477 Macross Frontier vol.9
*6, *3,033 *16,677 Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Limited Edition
*7, *2,343 *11,375 Kuroshitsuji vol.4 Limited Edition
*8, *1,797 **9,291 Hetalia Axis Powers vol.1 Limited Edition
*9, *1,762 *12,753 Gintama Season 3 vol.9
10, *1,633 **6,661 Junjo Romantica 2 vol.4 Limited Edition
11, *1,505 **7,987 Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Gravity of the Battlefront vol.3
12, *1,451 *11,587 Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou vol.1 Limited Edition
13,*1,259 *10,190 Toradora! vol.4 Limited Edition
14, *1,240 **5,978 Tales of the Abyss vol.3
15, *1,237 911,200 My Neighbor Totoro
16, *1,224 *48,178 La Maison en Petits Cubes
17, *1,136 **5,857 To Aru Majutsu no Index vol.4 Limited Edition
18, *1,063 **4,905 Chrome Shelled Regios vol.2 Limited Edition
19, **,981 **8,824 Kannagi vol.6
20, **,922 ***,922 Genji Monogatari Sennenki Genji vol.1
21, **,915 **4,077 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Mirai-hen X vol.1

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Isso ni Training official website

Amazon Pre-order ranking for the Spring anime

19 Comments Recent Comments

YAY!! CLANNAD!!!

And I almost want to watch Isshoni Training.
Just out of curiosity...

May 13, 2009 6:04 PM by CreamyVelvet

dtshyk said:

*2, *2,450 13,300 Isshoni Training


I lol'd.

May 13, 2009 2:16 PM by Ramen

seishi-sama said:
MiKu214 said:
I find it funny that Queen's Blade got more pre-orders than Higashi no Eden.

I wonder when people will learn that Queen's Blade is an extremely popular franchise that existed for years and has millions of fans...and Higashi no Eden is an original anime no one ever heard about before it was actually aired.


It's all because most people are stuck in the little bubble called America and wasn't away of queens blade until it became an anime. Queen's blade fanbase > any original one season anime.

May 13, 2009 12:34 PM by Lvhina

dtshyk said:
**, *9,070 69,459 (Wall-E)
**, *5,271 57,741 (Wall-E 2-Disc Special Edition)
A country with 130 million people only buys about 130 thousand Wall-E DVDs?

It sold at least 10 million copies in the US and A alone. Sure, US movie and all but still.

What's the most sold DVD in Japan of all-time, if anybody knows?

May 13, 2009 12:11 PM by kuroshiroi

dtshyk said:

*1, *8,253 *10,850 Isshoni Training

My, my. This is adorable. I think even that guy would be surprised.

May 13, 2009 7:30 AM by YuaLaurant

hell yeah monsters inc. I love that movie

May 13, 2009 2:52 AM by simo000

MiKu214 said:
I find it funny that Queen's Blade got more pre-orders than Higashi no Eden.

I wonder when people will learn that Queen's Blade is an extremely popular franchise that existed for years and has millions of fans...and Higashi no Eden is an original anime no one ever heard about before it was actually aired.

May 13, 2009 2:26 AM by seishi-sama

dtshyk said:
Amazon Pre-order ranking for the Spring anime
*3, Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi vol.1 DVD
*4, Higashi no Eden vol.1 Blu-ray
*5, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood vol.1 Blu-ray
*6, Saki vol.1 DVD
*7, Natsu no Arashi! vol.1 DVD
I find it funny that Queen's Blade got more pre-orders than Higashi no Eden.
At least Natsu no Arashi! is near the top. ^^

May 13, 2009 2:18 AM by Nek0

dtshyk said:

*2, *2,450 13,300 Isshoni Training


The power of the Boobs command you!

Lol@ 3rd place for Boobs Blade in Pre-orders.
5th place for FMA:B is stupid imho, they didn't add anything exactly new until this moment.

May 13, 2009 2:11 AM by Static

*1, K-ON! vol.1 Blu-ray - JUST AS PLANN- I mean expected.
*2, Sengoku BASARA vol.1 DVD - GET YOUR DVD PLAYERS ON!
*3, Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi vol.1 DVD - ... no comment
*4, Higashi no Eden vol.1 Blu-ray - Not bad
*5, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood vol.1 Blu-ray - kinda low for Japan standards, but then again there is quite a few good shows
*6, Saki vol.1 DVD - Hahahaha... *goes off to count Yuuki's mahjong hands in ep6*

May 12, 2009 11:15 PM by BasakaNZ

jacobpaige said:
kinda surprised at how high some of the older titles ranked, even if they are gihbli. were they recently re-released or something?

It's just that Ghibli movies keep being bought, also by people who are not 'into anime'. It's like the Disney animations, they are still being sold everywhere so I suppose people also buy them.

Clannad ~after story~ <3

May 12, 2009 10:15 PM by Teddy

jacobpaige said:
kinda surprised at how high some of the older titles ranked, even if they are gihbli. were they recently re-released or something?

Simply there are few new titles this week. Most of the anime DVDs are released at the end of the month, so the DVD rankings at the beginning and in the middle of the month are usually not informative.
Totoro is constantly sold about 1,000 - 1,500 copies a week. It's a good standard for us DVD sales freaks.

May 12, 2009 10:14 PM by dtshyk

kinda surprised at how high some of the older titles ranked, even if they are gihbli. were they recently re-released or something?

May 12, 2009 9:09 PM by jacobpaige

AnimeGirl1990 said:
keitorin said:
dtshyk said:
*1, 14,537 14,537 Clannad ~After Story~ vol.6 Limited Edition


This.

Is awesome!

May 12, 2009 8:57 PM by BlackAssassin

keitorin said:
dtshyk said:
*1, 14,537 14,537 Clannad ~After Story~ vol.6 Limited Edition


This.

Is awesome!

May 12, 2009 8:41 PM by AnimeGirl1990

dtshyk said:
*1, 14,537 14,537 Clannad ~After Story~ vol.6 Limited Edition


This.

May 12, 2009 8:06 PM by Tabibito-san

terminus said:
yunadestined said:
dtshyk said:

*2, *2,450 13,300 Isshoni Training

Ranked 2nd, and rather sad fact was that me and a buddy of mine ordered this via web just for fun and cursiousity. lol!


this is probably one of the reasons why its so high. You probably were not the only one...


The reason why it's so high is because it's so awesome.

May 12, 2009 6:56 PM by Lvhina

yunadestined said:
dtshyk said:

*2, *2,450 13,300 Isshoni Training

Ranked 2nd, and rather sad fact was that me and a buddy of mine ordered this via web just for fun and cursiousity. lol!


this is probably one of the reasons why its so high. You probably were not the only one...

May 12, 2009 6:15 PM by terminus

dtshyk said:

*2, *2,450 13,300 Isshoni Training

Ranked 2nd, and rather sad fact was that me and a buddy of mine ordered this via web just for fun and cursiousity. lol!

May 12, 2009 6:10 PM by yunadestined