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Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, May 23–29

posted on by Egan Loo
New Code Geass, Death Note joined by classic Gundam, Orange Road

With the end of the month come a fresh batch of DVDs from Aniplex, Bandai Visual, and VAP, and it shows in the all-new top ten lineup this week with no repeats from last week. The latest volumes of Code Geass, Death Note, and Gintama make their expected debut on top, but joining them are some familiar classics.

Gundam Evolve Plus collects the first five movie-quality shorts that were animated to showcase Bandai's Gundam models. Japanese fans finally get the New Kimagure Orange Road movie DVD that North American fans have had for six years. Satoshi Kon's critically-acclaimed Paprika does not fare as well as its fellow 2006 award-contender, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, on DVD. Paprika's standard edition only makes #6, while its deluxe box is even lower at #16, despite its hefty 760-page storyboard book, interviews, and video extras.

Rank Title Release Date Maker
1 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion #5 May 25 Bandai Visual
2 Death Note #6 May 23 VAP
3 Gintama #11 May 23 Aniplex
4 My-Otome Zwei Special Package #3 May 25 Bandai Visual
5 Gundam Evolve Plus May 25 Bandai Visual
6 Paprika May 23 Sony Pictures
7 Hidamari Sketch #3 May 23 Aniplex
8 Shōnen Onmyōji #5 (Deluxe Edition) May 25 Frontier Works
9 La Corda D'Oro - primo passo V May 23 Aniplex
10 New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning May 23 VAP

Source: Oricon

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, June 6–12 (2007-06-15 20:12)
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