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Japan's Weekly DVD Ranking for Nov 30 - Dec 6

by dtshyk
Dec 8, 2009 12:48 AM | 28 Comments
Here is the weekly DVD sales ranking for November 30th - December 6th.

*1, 6,567 6,567 Sengoku BASARA vol.6
*2, 6,052 6,052 Saki vol.6
*3, 4,049 4,049 GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class vol.2 Limited Edition
*4, *,*** *,*** Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Kanketsu-hen EMOTION The Best
*5, *,*** *,*** Detective Conan Movie 13: The Raven Chaser Special Edition
*6, *,*** *,*** Gake no Ue no Ponyo
*7, *,*** *,*** The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) Endless Eight V & VI Limited Edition
*8, *,*** *,*** Valkyria Chronicles vol.5
*9, *,*** *,*** (Hexa na Ehon We read Hexagon!!)
10, *,*** *,*** Saraba Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Ai no Senshitachi EMOTION The Best
11, *,*** *,*** Detective Conan Movie 13: The Raven Chaser Standard Edition
12, *,*** *,*** One Piece 10th Series vol.3
13, *,*** *,*** 07-Ghost vol.5 Limited Edition
14, *,*** *,*** My Neighbor Totoro
15, *,*** *,*** Uchuu Senkan Yamato EMOTION The Best
16, *,*** *,*** (Komaneko no Christmas DVD-Box)
17, *,*** *,*** Bakemonogatari vol.3 Limited Edition
**, *,*** *,*** (Monster vs Alien)
18, *,*** *,*** Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S vol.6
19, *,*** *,*** Spice and Wolf II vol.3

Sources: Youtaiju, Oricon DVD Ranking

ref. the full data of the last week's ranking
DVD
*1, 18,607 *18,607 Bakemonogatari vol.3 Limited Edition DVD
*2, 13,511 *13,511 Detective Conan Movie 13: The Raven Chaser Special Edition DVD
*3, 12,278 *12,278 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) Endless Eight V & VI Limited Edition
*4, 10,530 *10,530 Gintama Season 4 vol.2
*5, *6,875 **6,875 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood vol.4 DVD
*6, *6,763 **6,763 Aria the Natural DVD Box
*7, *6,639 **6,639 Detective Conan Movie 13: The Raven Chaser Standard Edition
*8, *5,656 **5,656 Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Kanketsu-hen EMOTION The Best
*9, *4,925 **4,925 Bleach Kako-hen vol.1
10, *4,704 **4,704 Saraba Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Ai no Senshitachi EMOTION The Best
11, *4,638 **4,638 Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi vol.6
12, *4,114 **4,114 Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
13, *4,038 **4,038 Uchuu Senkan Yamato EMOTION The Best
14, *3,663 **3,663 Crayon Shin-chan Movie Atakebe! Kasukabe Yasei Okoku
15, *3,396 **3,396 Hayate the Combat Butler!! vol.4 Limited Edition
16, *3,363 **3,363 Pandora Hearts vol.5
17, *3,111 **3,111 Mobile Suit Gundam MS Doga Zukan vol.2
18, *3,034 **3,034 Higashi no Eden vol.5
19, *2,938 **2,938 Yamato yo Eien ni EMOTION The Best
20, *2,766 **2,766 Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Aratanaru Tabidachi EMOTION The Best
21, *2,735 **2,735 Chrome Shelled Regios vol.9 Limited Edition
22, *2,479 **2,479 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Mirai-hen X vol.8
23, *2,421 **2,421 Princess Lover! vol.2 Celebrity Edition
24, *2,327 **2,327 Kanokon ~Manatsu no Dai Shanikusai~ vol.1
25, *2,136 835,631 Gake no Ue no Ponyo
26, *2,007 **2,007 Keroro Gunsou 5th Season vol.12
27, *1,977 **1,977 Princess Lover! vol.2 Collector's Edition
28, *1,950 **1,950 Kyo kara Mao! 3rd Series vol.5
29, *1,907 **1,907 Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ vol.5 Limited Edition
30, *1,628 **1,628 Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari vol.7
31, *1,492 959,982 My Neighbor Totoro

Blu-ray
*1, 41,319 41,319 Bakemonogatari vol.3 Limited Edition
*2, *4,127 *4,127 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Blu-ray Box vol.1
*3, *3,733 *3,733 Higashi no Eden vol.5
*4, *3,721 *3,721 Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi vol.6
*5, *3,539 *3,539 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood vol.4
*6, *2,791 *2,791 CANAAN vol.2
*7, *2,774 28,515 K-ON! vol.5
*8, *2,426 *2,426 Hayate the Combat Butler!! vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *2,132 *2,132 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Boxset vol.2
10, *2,124 *2,124 Kanokon ~Manatsu no Dai Shanikusai~ vol.1
11, *1,862 *1,862 Detective Conan Movie 13: The Raven Chaser
12, *1,824 *1,824 Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari vol.7
13, *1,689 *1,689 Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo vol.8
14, *1,644 *1,644 Five Star Stories Blu-ray Box
15, *1,393 *1,393 Xam'd: Lost Memories vol.5
16, *1,074 *1,074 Kiddy Grade Blu-ray Box
17, *1,001 *1,001 Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen Blu-ray Box vol.2
18, **,966 **,966 Harmagedon Blu-ray Box
19, **,860 46,635 Bakemonogatari vol.2 Limited Edition
20. **,845 **,845 Hatsukoi Limited vol.5 Limited Edition

20 of 28 Comments Recent Comments

endless eight is horrible

Dec 13, 2009 10:53 PM by j0x

Westlo said:
Haruhi's sales massively drop from season 1 (like 60%) and people act like it's a success? lol? While selling good compared to most anime, it's selling shit compared to Haruhi s1 which avg around 40,000 copies sold per volume with Haruhi 2 atm at 18,469 per vol average.. which will continue to drop..


No. Having 10000 sells on first week is unreasonably big profit, compare to how much effort that kyoto ani gave to their endless recurring episodes.

Dec 10, 2009 3:35 AM by ringoo4

Westlo said:
Haruhi's sales massively drop from season 1 (like 60%) and people act like it's a success? lol? While selling good compared to most anime, it's selling shit compared to Haruhi s1 which avg around 40,000 copies sold per volume with Haruhi 2 atm at 18,469 per vol average.. which will continue to drop..


It's selling well enough to make a sizeable profit. I think Kadokawa/Lantis/Kyoto Animation are happy with this.

Dec 9, 2009 4:19 AM by qwertybr

lol @the endless eight being on 7th. guess those fans are trying to make haruhi still on top. still congrats on basara on top

Dec 9, 2009 1:09 AM by villains

Haruhi's sales massively drop from season 1 (like 60%) and people act like it's a success? lol? While selling good compared to most anime, it's selling shit compared to Haruhi s1 which avg around 40,000 copies sold per volume with Haruhi 2 atm at 18,469 per vol average.. which will continue to drop..

Dec 9, 2009 12:24 AM by Westlo

^ Aha, that makes things clear for me. Thanks.

Poor Gonzo.

Dec 8, 2009 10:26 PM by ringoo4

Goo4 said:
seishi-sama said:
dtshyk said:

Unfortunately, Gonzo is not the member of the production committee of Saki. (They are in Shangri-La...) so the profit of Saki will be distributed among Square Enix, Pony Canyon, Lantis, Clock Works, TV Tokyo and Sotsu.
... And the debt of Shangri-La will be divided among Kadokawa, Gonzo, Clock Works, NTT, and Sony.

What about other Saki-related projects Gonzo is doing (the video game and other stuff)? I thought they own at least some rights on the franchise.


I thought they dropped almost all their projects. They even stopped printing Saki DVD copies even though there was tons of preorder.

Dun know. Still, Gonzo is practically dead now... ;_;

Gonzo is just the studio which made the animation. The DVD printing and selling are done by Pony Canyon.
Squre Enix: manga and game
Pony Canyon: DVD
Lantis: music CD
Sotsu: marketing and promotion

Dec 8, 2009 9:43 PM by dtshyk

seishi-sama said:
dtshyk said:

Unfortunately, Gonzo is not the member of the production committee of Saki. (They are in Shangri-La...) so the profit of Saki will be distributed among Square Enix, Pony Canyon, Lantis, Clock Works, TV Tokyo and Sotsu.
... And the debt of Shangri-La will be divided among Kadokawa, Gonzo, Clock Works, NTT, and Sony.

What about other Saki-related projects Gonzo is doing (the video game and other stuff)? I thought they own at least some rights on the franchise.


I thought they dropped almost all their projects. They even stopped printing Saki DVD copies even though there was tons of preorder.

Dun know. Still, Gonzo is practically dead now... ;_;

Dec 8, 2009 8:32 PM by ringoo4

Endless Eight: overshadowing any and all topics once it is mentioned! :D

Dec 8, 2009 8:31 PM by kkslider5552000

Fatentity said:
Who buy's Endless Eight...and that many, lol.


The buyers probably wanna watch Endless Eight endlessly. I like the anime, but repeating eight episodes in a row is damn too much.

Dec 8, 2009 8:08 PM by AlexSadist-sama

Wow, people have terrible taste if they buy H E8 over FMAB. Haruhi isn't even that good, and yet people wanna buy two dvds that contains the same ep on each? Wow. Cool to see Bakemonogatari taking #1 though.

Dec 8, 2009 6:44 PM by Mujina

Goo4 said:
But I found some mindless people who actually thinks that endless eight was 'extremely unique and innovative'.

lol no, rude person but considering it's the Haruhi fanbase, I don't necessarily blame you for thinking this. Besides, I guarantee you the mindless ones buying the EE dvds are the ones whining about it.

Let me explain this once and for all.

1. Haruhi has better voice acting and animation than a lot of anime (especially voice acting, where I only like maybe 3 anime better when it comes to voice acting) and using it as an odd game of...er what's it called? "Spot the differences"? Anyway looking for those differences made it fairly fun, especially the many lines that made it seem like even the characters were sick of Endless Eight (not to mention the clever almost mocking ironic statements such as "Summer's almost over, huh?"). But Endless Eight 6 was awful. (EE4 wasn't good either).

2. It has lead to the creation of some of the most hilarious youtube videos ever. It's like an internet meme but it can be referenced more than a couple of times and still be amusing.

3. The whiners whining about it is some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen. You can't make up such pathetic stuff like that, seriously.

4. The ending was also amazing. Seriously the music used when Kyon figured out the "lol homework" thing was like the most heroic, epic finale music ever.
And I'm not saying this even considering I'm a huge Haruhi fan, cause I'm also a huge Conan fan and I can admit there are plenty of bad Conan episodes. Although, it wouldn't be even remotely entertaining (well the whining would still be funny) if it happens again. Which is why people buying it is absurd.

Dec 8, 2009 5:18 PM by kkslider5552000

*3, 12,278 *12,278 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) Endless Eight V & VI Limited Edition

Wow. Just...seriously, Endless Eight? Okay, I understand, "Hey, it's Haruhi...", and sure, I'll buy the H2009 boxset when it comes out...but who would waste their money on a set of eight repetitive episodes? O__o

Dec 8, 2009 4:38 PM by SoneAnna

bakebakebakebakemonogatari and yay saki!

Dec 8, 2009 2:59 PM by Cordelia

Who buy's Endless Eight...and that many, lol.

Dec 8, 2009 10:21 AM by Fatentity

dtshyk said:

Unfortunately, Gonzo is not the member of the production committee of Saki. (They are in Shangri-La...) so the profit of Saki will be distributed among Square Enix, Pony Canyon, Lantis, Clock Works, TV Tokyo and Sotsu.
... And the debt of Shangri-La will be divided among Kadokawa, Gonzo, Clock Works, NTT, and Sony.

What about other Saki-related projects Gonzo is doing (the video game and other stuff)? I thought they own at least some rights on the franchise.

Dec 8, 2009 9:46 AM by seishi-sama

WTF Endless Eight

Dec 8, 2009 9:25 AM by Cowabunga

Endless Eight lol....

Dec 8, 2009 7:28 AM by Sealkid

O.o Higashi no eden is on the list!

Dec 8, 2009 5:32 AM by minimiau

seishi-sama said:
Goo4 said:
and... GONZO got fucked, right?

Wrong.
Then who takes the income from saki? ._.

They take. And everyone else who was involved with the project.

Unfortunately, Gonzo is not the member of the production committee of Saki. (They are in Shangri-La...) so the profit of Saki will be distributed among Square Enix, Pony Canyon, Lantis, Clock Works, TV Tokyo and Sotsu.
... And the debt of Shangri-La will be divided among Kadokawa, Gonzo, Clock Works, NTT, and Sony.

Dec 8, 2009 5:25 AM by dtshyk

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