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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 8-14

posted on by Egan Loo
#1's Gundam UC sells 56,000; early orders put Eva 2.22 in top 20

The first volume of Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam UC video anime series has sold 56,000 Blu-ray Discs since March 8 to top both Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) and Summer Wars as the #1 anime Blu-ray in first-week sales in Japan. Evangelion: 1.11 sold 49,000 copies in its first week of sales last year, and Summer Wars sold 54,000 earlier this month. Gundam UC 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. Bandai Visual announced on Wednesday that it shipped 75,000 Blu-rays of the first volume of Gundam UC.

The Animelo Summer Live 2009 RE:BRIDGE 8.23 concert DVD rose from #14 to #10 in its third week, and the 8.22 counterpart rose from #18 to #15. The standard edition of Yukihiko Tsutsumi's third live-action film based on Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys suspense manga dropped from #9 to #16. Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance will not ship until May 26, but early orders ranked it at #19 already.

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 48 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #1 March 12 Bandai Visual
2 1 Summer Wars March 3 VAP
6 10 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) May 27,
King Records
9 2 Bakemonogatari Vol. 5 Tsubasa Cat Part I (Complete Limited Pressing) February 24 Aniplex
13 6 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol. 2 (Limited First Edition) February 26 Geneon Entertainment
18 17 Bakemonogatari Vol. 4 Nadeko Snake (Complete Limited Pressing) January 27 Aniplex
19 32 Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) May 26,
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

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