News Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, April 5-11
posted on 2010-04-22 10:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Four weeks after debuting on March 12, the first volume of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime series still sold 9,000 Blu-ray Discs to return to #1. As of April 11, the Oricon survey firm reports that this volume sold a total of 78,000 copies.
The special collector's edition of Takashi Yamazaki's live-action Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta period drama film debuted at #5, while the regular edition debuted at #6. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of the SMAP entertainment group starred in this historical romance based loosely on the plot of the award-winning Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen film. The live-action film adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji gambling action manga landed right below at #7.
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|1||7||Mobile Suit Gundam UC #1||March 12||Bandai Visual|
|2||-||R.O.D -The Complete- Blu-ray Box #4 (Complete Limited Pressing)||April 7||Aniplex|
|3||-||Katanagatari Vol. 1 (Complete Limited Pressing)||April 7||Aniplex|
|9||-||Shin Koihime†Musō IV (Limited Special Pressing)||April 7||Pony Canyon|
|10||6||Evangelion:1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo)||May 27, |
|12||4||Summer Wars||March 3||VAP|
|13||3||Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol. 3 (Limited First Edition)||March 26||Geneon Entertainment|
|20||5||Atom (Astro Boy)||April 2||Kadokawa Shoten|
[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.]
Update: Total number of Gundam UC volume 1 corrected. Thanks, omoikane.
follow-up of Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 29-April 4
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