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Nausicaä Sells 20,000 to Top Weekly BD Chart

posted on 2010-07-20 17:38 EDT
1st Ghibli work to top BD chart; 1st work to top VHS, DVD, & BD charts

The marketing survey firm Oricon Communications reports that Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Blu-ray Disc sold 20,000 copies to rank #1 on the Blu-ray sales chart for the July 12-18 week in Japan. The 1984 film is the first Ghibli work to rank #1 in weekly Blu-ray sales. It is also the first work from any studio to rank #1 in Japan on three of the major home video formats over the years: videocassette, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc. Walt Disney Japan released the film on the three formats in September 1997, November 2003, and July 2010, respectively.

Source: animeanime.jp


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