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Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, August 13–20

posted on by Egan Loo
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 Nausicaä 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)
follow-up of Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, August 6–12
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