News Macross Frontier is 1st Title to Top BD Sales 3 Times
posted on 2008-10-29 05:36 EDT by Egan Loo
The Oricon survey firm has announced on Tuesday that the third volume of the Macross Frontier television anime series ranked at #1 on its latest weekly Blu-ray Disc chart for Japan. That makes Macross Frontier the first series from any genre to rank #1 on the Blu-ray Disc chart three times in a row. Volume 3 also sold 14,828 DVDs in its first week of sales this month. The story of Macross Frontier takes place 50 years after the first Macross robot anime television series and revolves around a rookie fighter pilot, the galaxy's latest pop idol, and an aspiring singer.
The Japanese anime distributor Bandai Visual announced in July that it shipped 45,000 Blu-ray Discs and 55,000 DVDs for the first volume of the Macross Frontier. That first volume sold 22,000 Blu-ray Discs and 18,000 DVDs in its first week of sales, and the second volume sold 15,488 DVDs in its first week. Oricon reports that the Macross Frontier CDs have been record bestsellers as well.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun
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