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Japan's Weekly DVD Ranking for May 11 - 17

by dtshyk
May 19, 2009 5:52 PM | 14 Comments
Here is the Anime DVD sales rankings for May 11th - 17th.

*1, 4,200 *4,200 Minami-ke Okaeri vol.2
**, 3,629 73,088 (Wall-E)
*2, 2,607 17,144 Clannad ~After Story~ vol.6 Limited Edition
**, 2,333 60,074 (Wall-E 2-Disc Special Edition)
*3, 2,066 *2,066 One Piece 9th Season vol.17
*4, 1,971 *1,971 Naruto: Shippuuden Hidan Kakuzu no Shou vol.4
**, *,*** **,*** (Tinker Bell)
**, *,*** **,*** (Monsters Inc.)
*5, 1,*** **,*** Isshoni Training
*6, *,*** **,*** Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen Limited Edition
*7, *,*** **,*** Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02 vol.2 Limited Edition
*8, *,9** **,*** My Neighbor Totoro
*9, *,8** **,*** La Maison en Petits Cubes
10, *,*** **,*** Shikabane Hime: Kuro vol.1
11, *,*** **,*** Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Limited Edition
12, *,*** **,*** Hetalia Axis Powers vol.1 Limited Edition
13, *,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.3
14, *,*** **,*** Kiki's Delivery Service
15, *,*** **,*** Castle in the Sky

Source: Oricon Anime DVD ranking
Source: Oricon YouTaiju Service

Ref. the full data of the last week's ranking
*1, 14,537 *14,537 Clannad ~After Story~ vol.6 Limited Edition
*2, *2,450 *13,300 Isshoni Training
*3, *1,965 *31,072 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen Limited Edition
*4, *1,550 *18,227 Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Limited Edition
*5, *1,434 912,634 My Neighbor Totoro
*6, *1,185 *49,363 La Maison en Petits Cubes
*7, *1,083 *20,854 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season vol.3
*8, **,831 *24,990 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 vol.9
*9, **,821 *18,298 Macross Frontier vol.9
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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
15, **,*** **,*** Gintama Season 3 vol.9

14 Comments Recent Comments

it's interesting to see that ghibli stuff is so consistent. i can't say i'm surprised, but you'd think every home in japan had two copies of each movie by now.

May 21, 2009 12:00 AM by ufufufu

SaintZEFI said:
Yay Wall-E. >.>

May 20, 2009 11:52 PM by nyamo

Yay Wall-E. >.>

May 20, 2009 5:42 PM by LavaCeiling

jrod said:
Maybe I don't look at dvd sales too often on here, but those numbers seem much lower than they normally are... Maybe I'm crazy.

As I explained many times, it's normal for the ranking in the middle of the month. If you look through the ranking for four weeks, you'll see there are "hot" weeks and "dull" weeks.

May 20, 2009 4:03 AM by dtshyk

the_seventh_l said:
lol @ Isshoni Training

HETALIA ♥♥♥
superdiaper said:
I'm happy that one piece is in the ranking. Rarely see that anywhere.


Same here

May 20, 2009 3:05 AM by BlackAssassin

I'm happy that one piece is in the ranking. Rarely see that anywhere.

May 20, 2009 2:49 AM by Severus_Grey

Maybe I don't look at dvd sales too often on here, but those numbers seem much lower than they normally are... Maybe I'm crazy.

May 20, 2009 1:38 AM by jrod

dtshyk said:
mitamaking said:
These are bad numbers, especially Shikabane Hime, no wonder they did the DVD only episode, the DVDs don't sell at all.

I guess the main reason for the bad sales of Shikabane Hime is that they assigned the main role to a gravure idol. However, another gravure idol was assigned to the main of Aoi Hana.
Aoi Hana Staff and Cast


I really doubt any female VA would've made it sell more than it did....

May 20, 2009 12:50 AM by Westlo

lol @ Isshoni Training

HETALIA ♥♥♥

May 19, 2009 10:40 PM by the_seventh_l

Alipio said:
yay clannad :)

May 19, 2009 10:20 PM by Maora

mitamaking said:
These are bad numbers, especially Shikabane Hime, no wonder they did the DVD only episode, the DVDs don't sell at all.

I guess the main reason for the bad sales of Shikabane Hime is that they assigned the main role to a gravure idol. However, another gravure idol was assigned to the main of Aoi Hana.
Aoi Hana Staff and Cast

May 19, 2009 9:26 PM by dtshyk

These are bad numbers, especially Shikabane Hime, no wonder they did the DVD only episode, the DVDs don't sell at all.

May 19, 2009 9:17 PM by mitamaking

yay clannad :)

May 19, 2009 8:13 PM by Alipio

Ref.
CLANNAD After Story
vol.01 17.521 19,552
vol.02 16,679 18,728
vol.03 16,300 18,167
vol.04 16,134 17,955
vol.05 15,487 17,430 18,024
vol.06 14,537 17,144
vol.07 --,---
vol.08 --,---

Minamike
vol.01 8,057 10,398
vol.02 9,366 10,893
vol.03 9,246 10,560
vol.04 9,075 10,297

Minamike Okawari
vol.01 3,914 5,128
vol.02 4,264 5,053
vol.03 4,433 *,*** 
vol.04 4,226 *,***

Minamike Okaeri
vol.01 4,387
vol.02 4,200
vol.03 -,--- 
vol.04 -,---

Shikabane Hime Aka & Kuro
vol.01 *,999
vol.02 *,935
vol.03 *,870
vol.04 *,843
vol.05 *,*** (Kuro vol.1)
vol.06 -,---
vol.07 -,---
vol.08 -,---

May 19, 2009 6:00 PM by dtshyk

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