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Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, June 20–July 17

posted on 2007-07-20 04:58 EDT

The first Lucky Star comedy anime DVD not only beat out the latest volume of Sunrise's Code Geass and the Gundam Seed & Seed Destiny Fan Disk during its debut week of June 20–26 in Japan, but all three bested Sony Pictures' Monster House. Boosting the Lucky Star sales were an exclusive background music/radio drama digest CD and a Lucky Star's Forest computer mini-game on CD-ROM. Pikachu no Wanpaku Island also came out that week for the first time in public; previously, only passengers on certain ANA airliners—notably, the Pokémon-decorated ones—have seen this Pokémon special.

The following week of June 27–July 3 was Tekkonkinkreet's time to shine as its dual editions took the one-two spots. The Limited Pressing Edition added an extras disc with over 100 minutes of footage as well as interviews and a discussion between director Michael Arias and the sountrack's Plaid. It also included a 120-page making-of book and 54 pages of director's notes. At #3 was the first DVD of the popular baseball slice-of-life television series, Ookiku Furikabutte.

Studio Ghibli's Tales from Earthsea fantasy film easily dominated the most recent two weeks, with its two editions supplanting Tekkonkinkreet on top. What was unusual about the DVD releases (although not for Ghibli releases in general) were their inclusion of an English dub. The 4-disc limited compilation edition also add interviews, a special on the making of the soundtrack, and a special on the opening day's events.

June 20–26

Rank Title Release Date Maker
1 Lucky Star #1 Limited Initial Edition June 22 Kadokawa
2 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #6 June 22 Bandai Visual
3 Gundam Seed & Seed Destiny Fan Disk Seed Supernova er June 22 Bandai Visual
4 Monter House Deluxe Collectors' Edition June 20 Sony Pictures
5 The Prince of Tennis Original Video Animation: National Championship Chapter Semifinal #1 June 22 Bandai Visual
6 Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny Vol. I June 22 Media Factory
7 Turn A Gundam Memorial Box II June 22 Bandai Visual
8 Pikachu no Wanpaku Island June 22 Shogakukan
9 sola color. I (Limited Initial Pressing) June 22 Bandai Visual
10 Shrek 3 Opening Commemorative Edition:
Shrek & Shrek 2
2 Discs for 2,999 Yen (tax included)!
Limited-Time Edition
June 15 Kadokawa

June 27–July 3

Rank Title Release Date Maker
1 Tekkonkinkreet (Regular Edition) June 27 Aniplex
2 Tekkonkinkreet (Limited Pressing Edition) June 27 Aniplex
3 Ookiku Furikabutte #1 June 27 Aniplex
4 Gintama #12 June 27 Aniplex
5 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #6 June 22 Bandai Visual
6 Death Note #7 June 27 VAP
7 Bleach The Arrancar Arc #1 (Limited Pressing Edition) June 27 Aniplex
8 Lucky Star #1 Limited Initial Edition June 22 Kadokawa
9 Gundam Seed & Seed Destiny Fan Disk Seed Supernova er June 22 Bandai Visual
10 Negima!? V SP June 27 King

July 4–10

Rank Title Release Date Maker
1 Tales from Earthsea July 4 Buena Vista
2 Tales from Earthsea Special Compilation Edition July 4 Buena Vista
3 Kanon #7 July 4 TBS
4 Dragonball #10 July 4 Fuji TV
5 Dragonball #11 July 4 Fuji TV
6 Dragonball #12 July 4 Fuji TV
7 Tekkonkinkreet (Regular Edition) June 27 Aniplex
8 Nodame Cantabile #4 (Limited Initial Pressing) July 6 ASMIK
9 D.Gray-man #6 July 4 Aniplex
10 Shrek 3 Opening Commemorative Edition:
Shrek & Shrek 2
2 Discs for 2,999 Yen (tax included)!
Limited-Time Edition
June 15 Kadokawa

July 11–17

Rank Title Release Date Maker
1 Tales from Earthsea July 4 Buena Vista
2 Tekkonkinkreet (Regular Edition) June 27 Aniplex
3 Shrek 3 Opening Commemorative Edition:
Shrek & Shrek 2
2 Discs for 2,999 Yen (tax included)!
Limited-Time Edition
June 15 Kadokawa
4 Tales from Earthsea Special Compilation Edition July 4 Buena Vista
5 My Neighbor Totoro September 28,
2001
Buena Vista
6 Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica Sec. 01 Limited First Edition July 11 Pony Canyon
7 Monter House Deluxe Collectors' Edition June 20 Sony Pictures
8 School Utopia: Manabi Straight! Straight 4 (Limited Edition) July 11 King
9 Nodame Cantabile #4 (Limited Initial Pressing) July 6 ASMIK
10 Kanon #7 July 4 TBS

Source: Oricon


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, July 18–July 24 (2007-07-25 07:15)
follow-up of Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, June 13–19

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