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News Death Note, Earthsea are Japan's Top Manga/Anime DVDs
posted on 2007-12-19 18:38 EST
The Japanese market research firm Oricon has announced its list of Japan's bestselling DVDs for 2007, and the Death Note/Death Note: The Last Name live-action movie set and Studio Ghibli's Tales from Earthsea are #10 and #11, respectively, on the list. The Death Note set sold 251,347 copies, and Tales of Earthsea's standard edition sold 240,952 copies, which makes those two releases Japan's bestselling manga- or anime-related DVDs of 2007. (That is not counting #1's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End with Doraemon guest star Johnny Depp or #5's Spider-Man 3, the movie whose original comic also inspired a Japanese live-action robot series and manga.)