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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, March 21-27

posted on 2011-03-29 23:13 EDT
5 Kadokawa (Uraboku, SoraOto, Zombie, Fortune Arterial, Panty & Stocking) titles rank; other makers delay DVDs after quake

The only animated work in the chart of the top 30 DVDs overall this past week was an American film, Despicable Me. Many anime distributors had to delay their DVDs this week due to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster — with the notable exception of Kadokawa Shoten. Five of the seven new releases in the top 30 animation DVDs of the week (Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru, Sora no Otoshimono: Forte, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?, Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) were from Kadokawa Shoten. Five of the seven new releases (Yosuga no Sora, Sora no Otoshimono F, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?, Fortune Arterial, Panty & Stocking) were also from series that never ranked in the weekly top 30 animation DVDs before.

The regular edition of Tensō Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger Epic on Ginmaku, the live-action special-effects film with heroes from Toei's 33rd and 34th Super Sentai series, moved into #25 with 2,593 more copies sold. It now has a total of 3,414.

The regular edition for the live-action film adaptation of Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke romantic comedy manga dropped from #22 to #27 in its third week. It sold 2,385 more copies to add to its total of 9,958.


Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Cover
22 29 Despicable Me 2,700 16,082 March 2 Geneon Universal Entertainment
- - My Neighbor Totoro September 28, 2001 Buena Vista
- - Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru Limited Edition Vol. 10 March 25 Kadokawa
- - Toy Story 3 December 1, 2010 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
- - Yosuga no Sora #4 March 23 King Records
- - Sora no Otoshimono: Forte Deluxe Edition Vol. 4 March 25 Kadokawa Shoten
- 26 Heartcatch Precure! Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show…Desu ka!? (Special Edition) March 16 Marvelous Entertainment
- - Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 March 25 Kadokawa Shoten
- - Kiki's Delivery Service June 8,
2001
Buena Vista
- 20 K-ON!! #9 March 16 TBS
- 30 Nurarihyon no Mago Vol. 7 March 18 Toho Video
- - Princess Mononoke November 21,
2001
Buena Vista
- - Laputa: Castle in the Sky October 4,
2002
Buena Vista
- - Toy Story Special Edition May 21, 2010 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
- - Toy Story 2 Special Edition June 23, 2010 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
- - Beauty and the Beast Special Edition October 9, 2010 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
- - Little Charo 2 Adventure in the Middle World Vol. 4 Mayoi no Mori e March 25 NHK Enterprises
- - Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku Special Edition Vol. 4 March 25 Kadokawa Shoten
- - Monsters Inc. (07.06) June 20,
2007
Buena Vista
- - Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Special Edition Vol. 4 March 25 Kadokawa Shoten

Source: Oricon

[There are gaps in the chart above because non-animated DVD releases are not included. Oricon does not directly post more data for weekly sales than what is listed here. Any purportedly additional data comes from unverified, anonymous sources.]


This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, March 28-April 3 (2011-04-05 08:30)
follow-up of Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, March 14-20 (Part 2)
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