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Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, August 17-23

posted on 2009-08-25 23:57 EDT
Drop, Ponyo, Saki, Fireball, K-ON! top chart; Totoro ranks for 400th week

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro has been on Oricon's weekly chart of the top 300 top-selling DVDs for a record 400 weeks over the past seven years. In 363 of those weeks, it was in the top 100. The next two DVDs that have lasted the longest on Oricon's charts are also Miyazaki works: Laputa, Castle in the Sky (358 weeks, including 136 in the top 100) and Kiki's Delivery Service (348 weeks, including 82 in the top 100). Before DVDs, Totoro was #5 in videocassette sales with 480,000 copies sold since June of 1997.

Comedian Hiroshi Shinagawa's live-action film adaptation of his own semi-autobiographical Drop novel sold 23,012 standard edition DVDs to land at #1. The special edition sold 21,337 copies to debut at #2.


Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Cover
3 2 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 10,033 788,452 July 3 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
6 - Saki #2 Limited Initial Edition 7,853 7,853 August 19 Pony Canyon
7 - Fireball 7,310 7,310 August 19 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
11 - K-ON! 2 6,028 6,028 August 19 TBS
18 - Hayate the Combat Butler 2nd season 01 (Limited First Edition) 3,650 3,650 August 21 Shogakukan
19 - Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol. 8 (Limited First Edition) 3,496 3,496 August 21 Geneon Entertainment
21 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei File. 05 Collector's Edition 2,776 2,776 August 21 Frontier Works
26 - Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season Vol. 6 Collectors' Edition 2,247 2,247 August 21 Geneon Universal Entertainment
- 22 My Neighbor Totoro 2,354 940,189 September 28,
2001
Buena Vista
- - Utsurun Desu. Vol. 1 August 21 Toho Video
- 16 Madagascar 2 Special Edition July 24 Paramount Japan
- - Zettai Karen Children Vol. 13 August 21 Shogakukan
- - Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa Vol. 2 August 21 Avex
- - Gundam 30th Anniversary Collection: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack July 24 Bandai Visual
- - Gundam 30th Anniversary Collection: Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space July 24 Bandai Visual
- - Nintama Rantarou Complete DVD 16th Series 5 August 21 Frontier Works
- - Gundam 30th Anniversary Collection: Mobile Suit Gundam I July 24 Bandai Visual
- - Nintama Rantarou Complete DVD 16th Series 6 August 21 Frontier Works
- - Gundam 30th Anniversary Collection: Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow July 24 Bandai Visual
- - Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari #4 August 21 VAP

Source: Oricon

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This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, August 24-30 (2009-09-02 01:42)
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