News Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 28-April 3
posted on 2011-04-09 23:00 EDT
The first Blu-ray Disc volume of the IS (Infinite Stratos) television anime sold 22,000 copies (rounded to the nearest thousand) to top Oricon's overall sales chart for the March 28-April 3 week. It has become the sixth television anime with the first volume reaching #1 overall, after Macross Frontier, Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, K-ON!, Bakemonogatari, and Angel Beats! The first DVD volume of Infinite Stratos also sold 7,794 in its first week of sales as the #5 top-selling DVD of the week overall.
The limited edition pressing of The Idolm@ster 5th Anniversary The world is all one!! Blu-ray release returned to the charts by rising from #50 to #11.
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|1||-||IS (Infinite Stratos) Vol. 1||March 30||Media Factory|
|2||-||OVA Baka to Test to Shōkanjū: Matsuri Part II||March 30||Media Factory|
|3||-||Freezing Vol. I||March 30||Media Factory|
|4||1||K-On!! (2nd Season) #9 (Limited First Edition)||March 16||Pony Canyon|
|5||34||Shinryaku! Ika Musume #4 (Limited First Edition Bundle with Ika Musume Namida Pororin Collection & Sanae Badge & Nagisa Badge||March 16||Pony Canyon|
|6||-||Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls Vol. V||March 30||Media Factory|
|7||-||Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Sesshoku-hen/Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudō-hen||March 30||Victor Entertainment|
|8||-||Queen's Blade Utsukushiki Tōshi-tachi #6||March 30||Media Factory|
|9||55||Heartcatch Precure! Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show...Desu ka!? (Special Edition)||March 16||Pony Canyon|
|10||30||Tantei Opera Milky Holmes #3 (Limited First Edition Bundle with Nendoroid Petit)||March 16||Pony Canyon|
|12||40||Amagami SS #11 Tsukasa Ayatsuji Part I (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing)||March 16||Pony Canyon|
|15||47||Amagami SS #10 Rihoko Sakurai Part II (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing)||March 16||Pony Canyon|
|16||-||Blessing of the Campanella OVA||March 30||Media Factory|
|20||-||Aquarion Kanzen Gattai Blu-ray Box||March 30||Media Factory|
[There are gaps in the chart above because non-animated Blu-ray Disc releases are not included.
SoundScan Japan derives its charts from the point-of-sale systems of 41,000 media stores and e-commerce sites throughout Japan. SoundScan Japan's methods of surveying home video sales are different from those of the competing firm Oricon, which often lead to differing results between the two.
Neither firm directly posts more data for weekly sales than what is listed here. Any purportedly additional data comes from unverified, anonymous sources.]
follow-up of Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 21-27
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