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NEWS: Totoro Sells 1-Millionth DVD after 440 Weeks in Japan




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jrnemanich



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:18 pm Reply with quote
Sweet. I thinks Totoro has to be one of the best movie (anime or live action) ever. Adults and children can both enjoy this movie.
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Fletcher1991



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:41 pm Reply with quote
jrnemanich wrote:
Sweet. I thinks Totoro has to be one of the best movie (anime or live action) ever. Adults and children can both enjoy this movie.


This is one of thew few Ghibli movies I haven't seen yet. Probably going to watch it soon.
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:39 am Reply with quote
Nice. Now just release it on Blu-ray so I can watch it.

I refuse to watch a single other Ghibli flim in standard-def DVD.


Which means.... A)I've got quite the wait on my hands, and B)Its going to be a long ass time before I ever get to watch Grave of the Fireflies (I want to watch it back to back with Totoro.
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mad_yeti



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:23 am Reply with quote
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Its going to be a long ass time before I ever get to watch Grave of the Fireflies (I want to watch it back to back with Totoro.


Hmm. If you're doing that, I recommend watching Totoro second. It would follow Grave of the Fireflies VERY well.
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:58 am Reply with quote
it took that long?
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:05 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
it took that long?


The purchasing power in Japan vs US can be quite disparate, even with Japan being more than 1/3 the population of the US. For instance, in the US, a blockbuster can move several million DVDs in just a couple days.
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Annf



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:31 am Reply with quote
Buying videos/building a video library isn't as common a practice in Japan as it is in some other countries. Most people just rent.
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Paploo



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:16 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
v1cious wrote:
it took that long?


The purchasing power in Japan vs US can be quite disparate, even with Japan being more than 1/3 the population of the US. For instance, in the US, a blockbuster can move several million DVDs in just a couple days.


Between Fox's release [which also had a long history on VHS] and Disney's release and recent reissue, I imagine the US might of quietly sold 1 million copies sooner, or is close to it. I'm curious where the number stands- Disney movies generally tend to move multiple millions of copies, so I don't see their Ghibli movies being that obscure.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:40 am Reply with quote
Paploo wrote:
enurtsol wrote:
v1cious wrote:
it took that long?


The purchasing power in Japan vs US can be quite disparate, even with Japan being more than 1/3 the population of the US. For instance, in the US, a blockbuster can move several million DVDs in just a couple days.


Between Fox's release [which also had a long history on VHS] and Disney's release and recent reissue, I imagine the US might of quietly sold 1 million copies sooner, or is close to it.


Kiki's Delivery Service itself sold over a million VHS, so Disney moves Ghibli films quite fast.
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Peroxid



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:22 am Reply with quote
big congrats on totoro!

still what impresses me most is that Howl's moving castle is the 2nd best selling ghibli movie ever. It's a good movie, but it doesn't top Monoke hime or Nausicaa.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:43 pm Reply with quote
Whoa, folks really like 'Totoro'. I just watched 'Totoro' over the 'Memorial Day' weekend with my niece. She didn't get it. She liked it though. It was the first time in a long time I actually sat and watched it. I plan to introduce all of 'Miyazaki's movies to my niece over time.
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Fullmetalalchemist1996



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:53 pm Reply with quote
These movies are the best. Totoro, Spirted Away, Prinsess Mononoke, ect.
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