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Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, August 24-30

posted on by Egan Loo

According to the Oricon survey firm, Yukihiko Tsutsumi's second live-action film based on Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys suspense manga debuted at #2 on the weekly Blu-ray Disc (BD) chart. With 7,717 copies sold, it is the top-selling Japanese live-action film in first-week sales on the format so far; the first film sold 7,251 copies in its first week. However, Oricon also says that the seventh and final volume of Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season sold 10,000 BDs in the same week. Fullmetal Alchemist was #3 with 5,000 BDs, followed by The Ghost in the Shell Complex Blu-ray Disc Box 1 with 4,000 copies. 5th is the third volume of the Queen's Blade anime with 4,000 copies also.

On SoundScan Japan's weekly Blu-ray chart, the second 20th Century Boys film placed #1, and the Minori Chihara Live Tour 2009~Parade~Live BD placed #5. (SoundScan Japan's methods of surveying the home video sales above are different from Oricon's, which often lead to differing results.)

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
2 170 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season #7 (Final) August 25 Bandai Visual
3 1 K-ON! #2 (Limited First Pressing) August 19 Pony Canyon
4 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood #1 August 26 Aniplex
6 - Queen's Blade: Rurō no Senshi- Vol. 3 August 25 Media Factory
10 - Tales of the Abyss #7 August 25 Bandai Visual
11 - Eden of the East Vol. 2 (Limited First Pressing) August 26 Kadokawa Entertainment
12 4 Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol. 8 (Limited First Edition) August 21 Geneon Entertainment
13 9 Evangelion:1.11 You Are (Not) Alone May 27 King Records
14 - Sora Kake Girl Volume 5 August 25 Bandai Visual
16 5 Hayate the Combat Butler 2nd Season #01 (Limited First Pressing) August 21 Geneon Universal
18 - Xam'd: Lost Memories #2 August 26 Aniplex
19 7 K-ON! 1 (Limited First Pressing) July 29 Pony Canyon

Source: Phile-web, Oricon, AV Watch

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, August 31-September 6 (2009-09-12 20:22)
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