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K-ON! is 1st TV Anime Franchise to Sell 500,000+ BDs

posted on 2011-02-22 15:01 EST
K-ON!/K-ON!! also ties Macross Frontier with 9 volumes topping Oricon's overall chart

As of February 20, K-ON! became the first television animation series to sell over 500,000 Blu-ray Discs on Oricon's sales chart in Japan. It accomplished this feat when the eighth limited first edition Blu-ray volume of the K-ON!! television anime sequel sold 26,000 copies (rounded to the nearest thousand) during its first five days of sales (February 16-20). The DVD version of the same eighth volume sold 3,178 copies.

The current volume also topped Oricon's overall weekly Blu-ray sales chart for the February 14-20 week; it is the second volume in a row and the ninth volume in the franchise to rank #1. The franchise's nine #1 Blu-ray Discs ties the previous record; all nine of Macross Frontier's Blu-ray Disc volumes reached #1.

The K-ON! television anime and its K-ON!! sequel have sold a combined total of 520,000 Blu-rays Discs as of February 20. K-ON! had surpassed the current #2 series, Bakemonogatari, in sales in September.

Rank Copies Series
1 520,000 K-ON! (7 volumes) & K-ON!! (8 volumes, ongoing)
2 331,000 Bakemonogatari (6 volumes)
3 235,000 Macross Frontier (9 volumes)

* Data covers sales from June 23, 2008 to February 20, 2011.

Source: Oricon


This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, February 14-20 (2011-02-27 21:10)
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