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Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, June 29-July 5

posted on 2009-07-07 22:14 EDT

With 502,228 copies sold in just its first week, Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea film is easily the bestselling DVD of the year so far. It is also the seventh Miyazaki film to claim the #1 spot in the weekly DVD sales charts in its first week. The last DVD to sell over 500,000 copies was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Special Edition in December of 2007. The last anime film DVD to accomplish this feat was Miyazaki's own Howl's Moving Castle in November of 2005. Earlier Miyazaki films rode on Ponyo's tail this past week; My Neighbor Totoro hopped from #72 to #25, Laputa - Castle in the Sky rose from #131 to #50, Kiki's Delivery Service flew from #157 to #69, and Princess Mononoke ascended from #211 to #96. All told, five Miyazaki films ranked in the top 100.

The third DVD box for Taiwan's live-action It started with a kiss II drama adaptation of the Itazura Na Kiss manga debuted at #14 with 5,627 copies sold. The DVD release of Hisaishi Joe in Budokan ~Miyazaki Anime to Kyō ni Arunda 25-nenkan, the 25th anniversary concert of Miyasaki's longtime composer Joe Hisaishi, sold 4,902 copies to debut at #15. It also ranked #5 on the Blu-ray Disc charts. The eighth volume of the live-action special-effects series Ultra Seven sold 2,695 copies in its first week at #28.


Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Cover
1 - Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 502,228 502,228 July 3 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
2 - Clannad After Story 8 (Limited First Edition) 19,861 19,861 July 1 TBS
8 - Sengoku Basara Volume I 10,172 10,172 July 1 Shochiku Home Video
16 6 Kōkyō Shihen Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai #5 4,377 18,877 June 26 Bandai Visual
19 - Evangelion:1.11 You Are (Not) Alone 3,713 24,031 May 27 King Records
20 5 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season #5 3,689 18,599 June 26 Bandai Visual
25 72 My Neighbor Totoro 3,225 925,172 September 28,
2001
Buena Vista
30 - The Chronological Donald Duck Vol. 3 Walt Disney Treasures Edition 2,466 2,466 July 3 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
- 13 Kuroshitsuji VI (Complete Limited Pressing) June 24 Aniplex
- 9 Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya to Nyorōn Churuya-san DVD Ji (Vol. 2) June 26 Kadokawa Shoten
- - One Piece 9th Season: Enies Lobby Arc Piece 19 July 1 Avex
- - Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol. 6 (Limited First Edition) June 26 Geneon Entertainment
- 27 Junjou Romantica 2 #6 Limited Edition June 26 Kadokawa Shoten
- 8 Gintama Season III #11 June 24 Aniplex
50 131 Laputa - Castle in the Sky October 4,
2002
Buena Vista
- - Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica crimson S #1 July 1 Pony Canyon
- - Naruto Shippūden Sanbi Shutsugen Arc #2 July 1 Aniplex
- - Chrome Shelled Regios Vol. 4 (Limited Edition) June 26 Kadokawa Shoten
- - Wall-E April 22 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
- - Zoku Natsume Yūjin-Chō #3 (Complete Limited Pressing) June 24 Aniplex

Source: Oricon


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, July 6-12 (2009-07-14 22:10)
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