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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, April 25-May 1

posted on 2011-05-07 23:46 EDT
Madoka Magica sells 53,000; Oreimo, Star Driver, Milky Holmes, Amagami in top 10

The first Blu-ray Disc volume of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series sold 53,000 units (rounded to the nearest thousand) to become the #1 television anime release in first-week Blu-ray sales to date. The first Madoka Magica volume supplants the former record-holder, the sixth and final Blu-ray volume of Bakemonogatari (51,000 units). The first Madoka Magica volume accomplished this feat despite a recall that Aniplex announced on its second official day of sales. It sold 22,000 units on its first day of sales alone, April 27. It also sold 9,097 DVDs during the April 25-May 1 week.


Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Limited Complete Pressing April 27 Aniplex
2 - Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #5 (Complete Limited Pressing) April 27 Aniplex
7 - Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto 4 (Complete Limited Pressing) April 27 Aniplex
8 - Tantei Opera Milky Holmes #4 (Limited First Edition Bundle with Nendoroid Petit) April 29 Pony Canyon
9 - Amagami SS #13 Risa Kamizaki & Miya Tachibana (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing) April 29 Pony Canyon
10 - Amagami SS #12 Tsukasa Ayatsuji Part II (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing) April 29 Pony Canyon
11 - Freezing Vol. 2 April 27 Media Factory
12 - Shrek Forever Blu-ray & DVD Set April 28 Paramount Home Entertainment
13 - Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls Vol. VI April 27 Media Factory
14 - Sora no Otoshimono: Forte (Heaven's Lost Property Forte) Vol. 5 April 28 Kadokawa Pictures
15 - Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Vol. 2 April 28 Kadokawa Pictures
16 13 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #3 April 7 Bandai Visual
17 - Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Special Edition Vol. 5 April 28 Kadokawa Pictures
19 - Yumekui Merry #2 (Limited First Edition Bundle with 3 Bonuses) April 29 Pony Canyon

[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.]

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