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Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, October 12-18

posted on by Egan Loo
Bakemonogatari sells 40,000; Crows, Blood, Yatterman, Spice & Wolf, K-ON, Eva stay

According to the Oricon survey firm and the AV Watch news source, the first Blu-ray Disc volume of Bakemonogatari stayed on top of the Oricon chart for a third week in a row. It sold 2,564 more copies for a total of about 40,000 copies.

Crows Zero II, Takashi Miike's second prequel film based on Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, rose back up from #3 to #2 in its third week on SoundScan Japan's chart. According to Oricon, it sold 824 more copies. Miike's first Crows Zero film dropped from #13 to #15. Chris Nahon's live-action film adaptation of Production I.G's Blood: The Last Vampire anime went up from #6 to #4 in its second week. Yatterman Tenko-Mori Blu-ray, the deluxe version of Miike's live-action film adaptation of the Yatterman anime, stayed at #5 in its fourth week.

(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
3 2 Bakemonogatari Hitagi Crab (Complete Limited Pressing) September 30 Aniplex
7 4 Spice and Wolf II #1 October 7 Pony Canyon
9 15 K-ON! #3 (Limited First Pressing) September 16 Pony Canyon
10 17 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) May 27 King Records
11 7 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood #2 September 30 Aniplex
13 18 Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan (Bargain-Priced Edition) October 2 Avex
17 8 Taishō Yakyū Musume. Vol. 1 (Limited First Pressing) October 7 Pony Canyon

Source: Phile-web

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, October 19-25 (Updated) (2009-10-29 21:35)
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