that its September 25 release of the first Witchblade
anime DVD had the best first-week sales of any anime in the United States so far this year. Funimation
made that announcement after the survey company Nielsen VideoScan posted its data for point-of-sale purchases for Witchblade's
debut week. The Japanese animation company Gonzo
adapted this series from a Top Cow
comic book about a sentient weapon that bequeaths its female wielders with unnatural powers.