Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, October 19-25 (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
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|
Update: Shakugan no Shana S's title fixed. Thanks, holy_.
follow-up of Japanese Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, October 12-18
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