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Top-Selling Blu-ray Discs in Japan: 2011

posted on 2011-12-21 22:00 EST
AKB48, Gundam UC, Haruhi film, Gundam 00 film, Madoka Magica in top 15

The following chart covers sales from December 13, 2010 to December 11, 2011:

AKB48's AKB ga Ippai ~The Best Music Video~ collection sold 147,842 copies to rank at #2. The K-ON! Live Event ~Come with Me!! concert Blu-ray Disc landed at #26 with 37,203 copies.

Takashi Yamazaki's live-action film adaptation of the Space Battleship Yamato anime was right below at #27 with 37,201 copies.

The first film in Shinsuke Sato's live-action adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Gantz action manga placed #42 with 30,149, while the Gantz: Perfect Answer sequel was one below with 28,879 copies.


Rank Title Copies in 2011 Release Date Maker Cover
3 Rapunzel DVD+Blu-ray Set 120,275 July 20 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
4 Cars 2 DVD+Blu-ray Set 118,707 December 2 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
5 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #3 113,202 April 7 Bandai Visual
7 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Limited Edition 101,704 December 18,
2010
Kadokawa Pictures
8 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #4 100,425 December 2,
2010
Bandai Visual
10 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer 79,783 December 25 Bandai Visual
15 Puella Magi Madoka Magica #1 Limited Complete Pressing 68,547 April 27 Aniplex
16 Puella Magi Madoka Magica #2 (Limited Complete Pressing) 63,532 May 25 Aniplex
17 Puella Magi Madoka Magica #3 (Limited Complete Pressing) 59,387 June 22 Aniplex
18 Puella Magi Madoka Magica #4 (Limited Complete Pressing) 58,636 July 27 Aniplex
19 Puella Magi Madoka Magica #5 (Limited Complete Pressing) 57,780 August 24 Aniplex
20 Karigurashi no Arrietty (Arrietty the Borrower) 57,301 June 17 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
21 Puella Magi Madoka Magica #6 (Limited Complete Pressing) 57,045 September 21 Aniplex
24 Toy Story 3 Blu-ray+DVD Set (Blu-ray Case) 39,900 November 3, 2010 Walt Disney Japan
25 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. #1 (Limited Complete Pressing) 37,338 June 29 Aniplex
29 K-ON! (2nd Season) #9 (Limited First Edition) 36,004 March 16 Pony Canyon
33 K-ON! (2nd Season) #6 (Limited First Edition) 33,233 December 15
2010
Pony Canyon
35 K-ON! (2nd Season) #8 (Limited First Edition) 32,492 February 16 Pony Canyon
36 K-ON! (2nd Season) #7 (Limited First Edition) 31,981 January 19 Pony Canyon
38 Laputa: Castle in the Sky 31,678 December 22, 2010 Walt Disney Japan
40 Tiger & Bunny #2 (Limited First Edition) 31,446 June 24 Bandai Visual
41 Tiger & Bunny #3 (Limited First Edition) 30,205 July 22 Bandai Visual
44 IS (Infinite Stratos) Vol. 1 28,505 March 30 Media Factory
45 Tiger & Bunny #4 (Limited First Edition) 28,492 August 26 Bandai Visual
46 Persona 4 The Animation #1 (Limited First Edition) 27,951 November 23 Aniplex
48 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. #2 (Limited Complete Pressing) 27,288 July 27 Aniplex
49 Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners Blu-ray Disc Box 26,907 February 2 Aniplex

Source: Oricon

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

Update: Infinite Stratos volume number corrected. Thanks, RyanSaotome.


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