Anime on the Charts
Last week was a big week for anime in general, as several anime titles saw huge commercial successes.
Disney's first Studio Ghibli release, Kiki's Deliver Service, saw a reintroduction to the Blockbuster top 25 sell-through titles two weeks ago. It is not known whether this is due to an increase in sales, or a drop in sales of everything else.
ADV's release of the Tekken OAV's climbed all the way to the number 2 spot on the Billboard videotape sales charts, and number 10 on Record Town's sales charts.
In only its second run as part of the Kids WB! network, the previously syndicated Pokemon TV show scored the network's highest ratings ever on Saturday, February 20, scoring a 4.6 rating/18 share in kids 2-to-11. These numbers are according to Nielsen Market Research, the company that does all of the ratings for television series.