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Japanese Animation DVD Ranking: Top 20 DVDs of 2007

posted on 2007-12-30 06:24 EST
Earthsea, Code Geass, Gundam Seed, Haruhi all rank in Top 20

The Japanese news website Nikkei Business Online has summarized the ranking of the top 20 best-selling animation DVDs for the year, as compiled by the market research company Oricon. Goro Miyazaki's Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki), a loose adaptation of Ursula LeGuin's third Earthsea fantasy novel, leads the list with 242,000 units sold. It ranks #11 among all 2007 DVD releases in Japan, trailing #10's Death Note/Death Note: The Last Name live-action movie set. Gedo Senki is followed by three American features — Ratatouille, Shrek 3: Special Edition, and Leroy and Stitch! (a sequel of Lilo & Stitch!) — and, at number 5 with 83,000 DVDs, Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro.

With the exception of Pixar's Cars (#6), the rest of the list is composed entirely of Japanese animated DVDs, including individual volumes, feature films, and box sets. Five separate DVDs of Code Geass are present in the top 20, with volume 1 selling 63,000 units in the number 8 spot, as are the seventh and final volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the first and second DVD's of The World of GOLDEN EGGS and the movies The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Rank Units Sold Title
1 242,000 Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki)
2 207,000 Ratatouille
3 121,000 Shrek 3 Special Edition
4 93,000 Leroy & Stitch! (sequel of Lilo & Stitch!)
5 83,000 My Neighbor Totoro
6 75,000 Cars
7 66,000 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Special Edition Final Cut: Jiyū no Daishō
8 63,000 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #1
9 59,000 The World of GOLDEN EGGS #1
10 53,000 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #2
11 51,000 Mobile Suit Gundam DVD-Box 2 (Final Volume)
12 49,000 The World of GOLDEN EGGS Season 2 DVD-Box
13 48,000 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #3
14 47,000 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Standard Edition
15 47,000 The World of GOLDEN EGGS #2
16 45,000 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #7 Limited Edition
17 44,000 Laputa: Castle in the Sky
18 43,000 Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
19. 43,000 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #4
20. 42,000 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #9 (Final Volume)

Update: Extraneous text removed from Laputa's entry. Thanks, dormcat.

Source: Gunota Headlines


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