Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, August 13–20

posted on 2008-08-25 14:33 EDT
Totoro buoyed to top by Ponyo, followed by DBZ, One Piece, Ghibli movies

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea has ranked as the #1 film at the Japanese box office for over a month, and that propelled almost all the previous Miyazaki/Ghibli feature films into the bestselling DVD charts again. My Neighbor Totoro was not only #1 on the anime DVD chart last week, but it moved from #22 to #8 for all DVDs in Japan. The film also celebrated its 20th anniversary with a July television screening that earned high ratings. The Totoro DVD was actually first released back in 2001, and has sold 846,000 copies since then. Laputa - Castle in the Sky (#58 to #31 on the overall DVD chart), Kiki's Delivery Service (#65 to #35), Princess Mononoke (#77 to #44), and Spirited Away (#84 to #45) also made the top 10 anime DVD chart, with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind coming in at #14 (#90 to #58) and Porco Rosso at #19 (#109 to #83). Only the last feature by Miyazaki, 2004's Howl's Moving Castle, did not make the top 20 anime DVD list this past week.

Rank Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 My Neighbor Totoro September 28,
Buena Vista
2 Dragon Ball The Movies #01 Dragon Ball Z August 8 Toei
3 Dragon Ball The Movies #02 Dragon Ball Z Movie 2: The World's Strongest August 8 Toei
4 One Piece: Episode of Chopper + Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura July 21 Toei
5 Slam Dunk DVD-Collection #1 August 8 Toei
6 Laputa - Castle in the Sky October 4,
Buena Vista
7 Kiki's Delivery Service June 8,
Buena Vista
8 Library War 1 August 6 Asmik
9 Princess Mononoke November 21,
Buena Vista
10 Spirited Away July 19,
Buena Vista

Source: Oricon

Image © 1988 Nibariki, Ghibli

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, August 21–27 (2008-08-28 11:12)
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