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Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, September 28-October 4 (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo

According to the Oricon survey firm and the animeanime.jp website, Bakemonogatari's first Blu-ray Disc (BD) volume sold about 29,000 copies in its first week to top the charts. That makes it the #2 television anime BD in first-week sales, behind the first K-ON! volume (33,000 copies) and above the first Macross Frontier volume (22,000 copies). The first Bakemonogatari volume also sold 15,513 DVDs.

Yutaka Yamamoto's Black Rock Shooter -Pilot Edition- video with computer-synthesized vocals by Hatsune Miku sold 6,000 copies, despite being released by a non-traditional home video distributor (Good Smile Company). Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood #2, Darker than BLACK - Kuro no Keiyakusha- Blu-ray Box, and Eden of the East Vol. 3 each sold about 4,000 copies.

Crows Zero II, Takashi Miike's second prequel film based on Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, debuted at #2 with 7,000 copies. Miike's first Crows Zero film followed at #9. Yatterman Tenko-Mori Blu-ray, the deluxe version of Miike's live-action film adaptation of the Yatterman anime, dropped from #1 to #4 in its second week on SoundScan Japan's chart. The IDOLM@STER 4th Anniversary Party Special Dream Tour's!! (Kari) Blu-ray release landed at #5.

(SoundScan Japan's methods of surveying home video sales are different from those of the competing firm Oricon, which often lead to differing results between the two.)

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 - Bakemonogatari Hitagi Crab (Complete Limited Pressing) September 30 Aniplex
3 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood #2 September 30 Aniplex
7 2 K-ON! #3 (Limited First Pressing) September 16 Pony Canyon
8 - Eden of the East Vol. 3 (Limited First Pressing) September 30 Kadokawa Entertainment
11 - Xam'd: Lost Memories #3 September 30 Aniplex
12 3 Queen's Blade: Rurō no Senshi- Vol. 4 September 25 Media Factory
13 6 Tales of the Abyss #8 September 25 Bandai Visual
16 13 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) May 27 King Records
18 - Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan (Bargain-Priced Edition) October 2 Avex
20 - Darker than BLACK - Kuro no Keiyakusha- Blu-ray Box September 30 Aniplex

Source: Phile-web

Update: Eden of the East's image fixed. Thanks, GordanHam.

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