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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, December 7-13

posted on by Egan Loo
Ponyo sells 9,000+; Macross F, JAM Project, Bakemonogatari in top 20

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea film sold 9,000 standard edition Blu-ray Discs to top Oricon's anime Blu-ray Disc chart for the week of December 7-13 in Japan. The Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Blu-ray Disc Special Keepsake Edition (pictured at right) also debuted on the same chart at #2.

Rookies ~Sotsugyō-, the live-action film feature based on Masanori Morita's Rookies baseball manga, dropped from #2 to #5 in its second week on SoundScan Japan's chart for all Blu-ray Discs. The Macross Frontier Galaxy Tour Final in Budōkan concert disc also fell from #6 to #11 in its third week. The Blu-ray Disc for the JAM Project Hurricane Tour 2009 GATE of the Future concerts debuted at #15.

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
3 - Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea December 8 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
17 4 Bakemonogatari Vol. 3 Suruga Monkey (Complete Limited Pressing) November 25 Aniplex

[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. Neither firm directly posts more data for weekly sales than what is listed here. Any purportedly additional data comes from unverifiable, anonymous sources.]

This article has a follow-up: 2009's Top-Selling Blu-ray Discs in Japan (Overall) (2009-12-24 16:52)
follow-up of Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, November 30-December 6
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