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Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, January 13-19

posted on 2009-01-20 21:54 EST
HanaDan Final is 2008's #1 DVD; D.Gray-man, Naruto, Monochrome Factor, Eve no Jikan debut

Hana Yori Dango Final, the theatrical finale to the recent live-action adaptation of Yoko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers manga, sold 7,456 more copies in its fifth week of release to add to its total of 315,466. As of the previous week, it became the top-selling DVD of 2008 — topping Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone's 297,927 copies. The movie is also now the #3 best-selling domestic live-action film DVD in Japan ever, having surpassed 2005's Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu (Be With You). Hana Yori Dango Final rose from #8 to #6 on Oricon's top-selling DVD chart in Japan.

The standard edition DVD for Gegege no Kitarō: Sennen Noroi Uta (Gegege no Kitarō: The Thousand-Year-Curse Song), the second live-action film based on Shigeru Mizuki's horror manga, rose from #11 to #10 in its second weekend. It sold 4,980 more copies for a total of 14,850. The Yasuko to Kenji DVD-Box (pictured at left), the set for the live-action television adaptation of Aruko's manga, debuted at #24 at 3,064 copies.

Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Cover
7 10 Biohazard: Degeneration (Resident Evil: Degeneration) 6,239 105,822 December 26 Sony Pictures
16 - D.Gray-man 2nd stage #11 (Complete Limited Pressing) 3,691 3,691 January 14 Aniplex
26 12 Dragon Ball The Movies #12 Dragon Ball Z : Fusion Reborn [Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no Fusion!! Goku to Vegita] 2,459 8,665 January 9 Toei
- - Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Shaymin December 19 Shogakukan
- - Clannad After Story 2 (Limited First Edition) January 7 TBS
- - Dragon Ball The Movies #11 Dragon Ball Z movie 11: Bio-Broly [Dragon Ball Z: Chou Senshi Gekiha!! Katsuno wa Ore da] January 9 Toei
- - Naruto Shippūden The Immortal Destroyers, Hidan And Kakuzu Arc #1 January 14 Aniplex
- - Kung Fu Panda Special Edition December 5 Kadokawa Entertainment
- - My Neighbor Totoro September 28,
2001
Buena Vista
- - Star Wars: The Clone Wars Special Edition December 17 Warner Home Video
- - Laputa - Castle in the Sky October 4,
2002
Buena Vista
- - Kiki's Delivery Service June 8,
2001
Buena Vista
- - Eve no Jikan act 02: Sammy January 1 Independent
- - Eve no Jikan act 01: Akiko January 1 Independent
- - Monochrome Factor Vol. 6 (Limited Initial Pressing) January 16 Shochiku Home Video
- - Tom and Jerry Vol. 1 (Limited Initial Pressing) December 10 Warner Home Video
- - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind November 19,
2003
Buena Vista
- - Princess Mononoke November 21,
2001
Buena Vista
- - Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners Garan no Dou (Complete Limited Pressing) December 17 Aniplex

Source: Oricon


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