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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 1-7

posted on by Egan Loo
#1's Summer Wars sells 54K; Bakemonogatari, Railgun, Seto no Hanayome, Eva in top 10

Mamoru Hosoda and MADHOUSE's Summer Wars film has sold 54,000 Blu-ray Discs since March 3 to top Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) as the #1 anime Blu-ray in first-week sales. Evangelion: 1.11 sold 49,000 copies in its first week of sales last year. Summer Wars is now the #2 Blu-ray overall in first-week sales; Michael Jackson's This Is It music documentary film is the only Blu-ray Disc to sell more copies than Summer Wars.

The standard edition of Yukihiko Tsutsumi's third live-action film based on Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys suspense manga dropped from #5 to #9, and the 20th Century Boys BD Set also fell from #11 to #19. The Animelo Summer Live 2009 RE:BRIDGE 8.23 concert DVD also dropped from #8 to #14 in its second week, and the 8.22 counterpart dropped from #12 to #18.

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 93 Summer Wars March 3 VAP
2 1 Bakemonogatari Vol. 5 Tsubasa Cat Part I (Complete Limited Pressing) February 24 Aniplex
6 2 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol. 2 (Limited First Edition) February 26 Geneon Entertainment
8 - Seto no Hanayome Blu-ray Box (Ka) (Limited First Pressing) March 3 Avex Marketing
10 23 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) May 27,
King Records
11 - Taishō Yakyū Musume. Vol. 6 (Limited First Pressing) March 3 Pony Canyon
12 - Shin Koihime Musō III (Limited Special Pressing) March 3 Pony Canyon
15 3 Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini #3 (Complete Limited Pressing) February 24 Aniplex
16 4 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Special Edition III: Return the World February 23 Bandai Visual
17 28 Bakemonogatari Vol. 4 Nadeko Snake (Complete Limited Pressing) January 27 Aniplex
20 6 Martian Successor Nadesico Blu-ray Box (Limited Pressing) February 24 King Records

[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 unverified, anonymous sources.]

Source: Phile-web

This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 8-14 (2010-03-23 00:00)
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