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Top-Selling Animation DVDs/BDs in Japan: 1st Half of 2010

posted on 2010-06-24 19:01 EDT
Eva:2.22, Summer Wars, Rookies, Gokusen, Gundam UC, Nodame rank in top 50

The following chart covers sales from December 14, 2009 to June 13, 2010:

Top DVD Sales in Japan, 1st Half of 2010

Rank Title Total Copies Release Date Maker Cover
3 Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) 337,440 May 26 King Records
14 Up 131,499 April 21 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
17 Summer Wars 108,093 March 3 VAP
33 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #1 62,023 March 12 Bandai Visual
44 Bolt 54,126 December 16 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment

The Rookies: Sotsugyō- (Rookies: Graduation) film landed at #24 with 77,435 copies sold, while another live-action manga-based film, Gokusen the Movie, sold 73,761 copies to rank at #28. The third and final live-action 20th Century Boys film was #39 with 57,848 copies. The special edition of Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Zenpen (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Movement Part I), the first of two live-action movies based on Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile romantic comedy manga, was #45 with 52,236 copies. The #1 DVD was Michael Jackson's This Is It with 789,098 copies.

Top Blu-ray Sales in Japan, 1st Half of 2010

Rank Title Total Copies Release Date Maker Cover
1 Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) 441,000 May 26 King Records
4 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #1 93,000 March 12 Bandai Visual
5 Summer Wars 76,000 March 3 VAP
Source: Oricon

This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, June 21-27 (2010-06-29 23:41)
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