News Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, September 28-October 4 (Updated)
posted on 2009-10-08 10:12 EDT 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 [email protected] 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|
Update: Eden of the East's image fixed. Thanks, GordanHam.
follow-up of Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, September 21-27 (Updated)
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