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Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, October 19-25 (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
K-ON!, Shana, CANAAN, Hayate, Queen's Blade debut in top 10

According to the Oricon survey firm and the Mainichi Shimbun paper, the fourth Blu-ray Disc volume of K-ON! is the fourth volume in a row to debut at #1. It sold 27,000 in its first week. In July, "Hōkago Teatime," a two-CD mini-album "performed" by the K-ON! characters, became the first anime character CD release to top either the weekly album or single chart of the Oricon survey firm. That same month, the first K-ON! BD volume sold about 33,000 copies to become the #2 best-selling BD release overall and the #1 television anime BD in Japan so far.

Gekijōban Chō Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations Onigashima no Senkan, the bridge movie between three live-action special-effects projects (Kamen Rider Den-O, Kamen Rider Decade, and Chō Den-O), debuted at #11 on SoundScan Japan's chart. Crows Zero II, Takashi Miike's second live-action prequel film based on Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, dropped from #2 to #13 in its fourth week. Yatterman Tenko-Mori Blu-ray, the deluxe version of Miike's live-action film adaptation of the Yatterman anime, also fell from #5 to #20 in its fifth 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
1 - K-ON! #4 (Limited First Pressing) October 21 Pony Canyon
2 - Shakugan no Shana S Vol. I October 23 Geneon Universal
3 - CANAAN #1 (Limited First Pressing) October 21 Pony Canyon
4 - Hayate the Combat Butler 2nd Season #03 (Limited First Edition) October 23 Geneon Universal
8 - Queen's Blade: Rurō no Senshi- Vol. 5 October 23 Media Factory
9 3 Bakemonogatari Hitagi Crab (Complete Limited Pressing) September 30 Aniplex
14 - Tears to Tiara #5 October 21 Pony Canyon
17 - Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari #6 October 21 VAP
20 - Dragon Ball Kai Box 1 October 23 Happinet

Source: Phile-web

Update: Shakugan no Shana S's title fixed. Thanks, holy_.

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