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NEWS: Ghibli, Gundam Strong in Oricon Midyear Rankings




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GATSU



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:31 am Reply with quote
It's nice to know the Japanese hate cg flicks with talking animals as much as I do. Not really surprised about Sith, though. GE 999 already covered the same ground.
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Disney really do make terrible films now.

They're not even a shadow of what they were in the late 80's/early 90's.

I also hate the CGI look which has replaced our beloved Cel Animation. Don't even get me started on what i think of Digital Ink.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:45 pm Reply with quote
Indeed, Ghibli and Gundam are strong in Japan.

I reported those rankings posted this week in Gunota Headlines - and much more - last week on the Anime On DVD Community Forums and other forums.

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Animation Series DVD Sales Top 10 in 2005

Animation Series DVD Sales Top 10 in 2005 - Oricon Examination, Animedia Magazine, February 2006
<archived 2ch post>

01. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY (Volumes 1-10) - 645,512 units

02. AIR (Volumes 1-6 + SUMMER + MEMORIES) - 174,299 units

03. Initial D Fourth Stage - 146,024 units

04. BLEACH - 126,429 units

05. Mahou Sensei Negima! - 103,661 units

06. DRAGON BALL Z - 99,576 units

07. My-HiME - 98,025 units

08. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. - 88,865 units

09. Keroro Gunsou - 85,077 units

10. Ah! My Goddess - 78,681 units

Studio Ghibli and Disney animation DVD sales are excluded.

[Contemporary Disney television animation series tend not to sell in Japan.]


A scan of the February 2006 Issue of Animedia for the 2005 Animation Series DVD Sales Top 10 in Japan according to Oricon can be found here and here.

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Animation Titles that are Top 100 Overall DVD Sellers in Japan During the First Half of the Year 2006

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[Sokuhou] Anime DVD no Uriage wo Mimamoru Sure 42

185 : [ DhoatunS/A] : 2006/06/21(Sui) 14:43:38 ID:???
2006 Nendo Kamihanki DVD (2005/12/5fu ~ 2006/5/29fumade)
**5 445,151 Hauru no Ugoku Shiro 05/11/16
*14 141,684 Kidou Senshi Z Gandamu II -Koibitotachi- 06/2/24
*15 138,717 Timu Baaton no Koopusu Buraido 06/3/3
*18 130,709 Madagasukaru Supesharu Edishon 05/12/2
*20 120,032 Chikin Ritoru 06/4/28
*28 105,067 Madagasukaru Puremiamu Edishon "Pengin Taisakusen" Disukudzuki 05/12/2
*29 103,624 Robottsu <Tokubetsuhen> 05/12/16
*38 *93,739 Kidou Senshi Gandamu SEED DESTINY 13 <Saishuukan> 06/2/24
*40 *90,079 Gekijouban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Shanbara wo Yuku Mono [Kanzen Seisan Genteiban] 06/1/25
*44 *81,840 Gekijouban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Shanbara wo Yuku Mono 06/1/25
*59 *67,052 Kidou Senshi Gandamu SEED DESTINY 11 05/12/23
*60 *65,405 Sukiijanpu Pea 8 Ofisharu DVD 05/12/7
*61 *64,745 Kidou Senshi Gandamu SEED DESTINY 12 06/1/27
*66* 61,066 Kidou Senshi Gandamu SEED DESTINY 10 05/11/25
*68 *57,433 Gekijouban Poketto Monsutaa Adobansu Jenereeshon Myuu to Hadou no Yuusha Rukario 05/12/22
*74 *53,584 Tonari no Totoro 01/9/28
*82 *47,520 FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN [Tsuujouban] 05/9/14
*84 *46,949 Pooraa Ekusupuresu 05/11/25
*90 *43,628 Naitomeaa Bifoa Kurisumasu 05/9/7
*94 *42,475 Hauru no Ugoku Shiro Tokubetsu Shuurokuban 05/11/16
100 *38,687

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[News Flash] Watching Animation DVD Sales Thread 42

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Animation Titles in Oricon's Top 100 Overall DVD Sellers in Japan During the First Half of the Year 2006 (12/05/2005 - 05/29/2006)

Rank | Units Sold | Title | Release Date

**5 | 445,151 | Howl's Moving Castle | 11/16/2005

*14 | 141,684 | Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam II -Lovers- | 02/24/2006

*15 | 138,717 | Tim Burton's Corpse Bride | 03/03/2006

*18 | 130,709 | Madagascar Special Edition | 12/02/2005

*20 | 120,032 | Chicken Little | 04/28/2006

*28 | 105,067 | Madagascar Premium Edition with "Penguin Epic Wars" ("Penguin Christmas Caper") Disc | 12/02/2005

*29 | 103,624 | Robots <Special Edition> | 12/16/2005

*38 | *93,739 | Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY Vol. 13 <The Final Volume> | 02/24/2006

*40 | *90,079 | [Theatrical Feature] Fullmetal Alchemist Conqueror of Shamballa [Perfect Limited Edition Production] | 01/25/2006

*44 | *81,840 | [Theatrical Feature] Fullmetal Alchemist Conqueror of Shamballa | 01/25/2006

*59 | *67,052 | Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY Vol. 11 | 12/23/2005

*60 | *65,405 | Ski Jumping Pairs 8 Official DVD | 12/07/2005

*61 | *64,745 | Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY Vol. 12 | 01/27/2006

*66 | *61,066 | Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY Vol. 10 | 11/25/2005


*68 | *57,433 | [Theatrical Feature] Pocket Monster Advanced Generation (Pokemon Advanced): Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero Lucario | 12/22/2005

*74 | *53,584 | My Neighbor Totoro | 09/28/2001

*82 | *47,520 | FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN [Regular Edition] | 09/14/2005

*84 | *46,949 | The Polar Express | 11/25/2005

*90 | *43,628 | The Nightmare Before Christmas | 09/07/2005

*94 | *42,475 | Howl's Moving Castle Special Edition | 11/16/2005

100 | *38,687 | ? [Non-Animation Title Used for Reference] | ?

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY is the only animation television series, Japanese or foreign, which has individual DVD volumes making Oricon's list of Top 100 Overall DVD Sellers in Japan during the first half of 2006.

Oricon surveys over 2,300 DVD selling stores in Japan for its daily DVD sales rankings, and over 2,800 DVD selling stores in Japan for its weekly DVD sales rankings.

A number of Japanese posters at 2ch say that Oricon does not include DVDs sold through mail order (e.g., the Internet), game shops, and other sellers.

If true, Oricon then probably understates the actual numbers of DVDs sold in Japan.

Japan has the second largest economy in the world, after the United States.

But the United States (295-300 million) has roughly two-and-a-half times as many people as Japan (125-128 million), with a relatively young, growing population versus an aging, stagnant (if not shrinking) one.

And DVDs are a lot more expensive in Japan than they are in the United States.

Japanese posters at 2ch and elsewhere complain about the exorbitant prices of Japanese DVDs; many Japanese rent, not buy, DVDs. Some have even said that they wait for the US Region 1 versions of the anime titles they want to come out, and buy them instead of the much more expensive Japanese Region 2 ones.


EDIT: Forgot a "Gandamu" in original post at Anime On DVD; added it in the quote here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:39 pm Reply with quote
I wonder what the profit margin is for R2 DVDs? Looking at my new PA, I see a DVD priced at 6,000 yen for volumes 2-7. That's somewhere around $50, and two episodes? So is America getting a free ride, or are the Japanese just getting ripped off?

Well, at least someone can give some data as to how many units are sold. And we could know this in America, but for having to shell out $30,000 for a Nielsen product?

Better to undercount than overcount. Overvcounting gets you Enron, Worldcom, and maybe a trip to the Bankruptcy court.
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Steventheeunuch



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:50 am Reply with quote
jaybug39 wrote:
I wonder what the profit margin is for R2 DVDs? Looking at my new PA, I see a DVD priced at 6,000 yen for volumes 2-7. That's somewhere around $50, and two episodes? So is America getting a free ride, or are the Japanese just getting ripped off?


Because the Japanese do not feel that they can gouge $50 for 2 TV episodes from American consumers, they dont enforce those prices. However people in Japan do buy them for $50 and they seem to make what they consider a profit so they don't change it.

It's utterly bloody-minded extortion though.
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