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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, April 12-18

posted on by Egan Loo
Gundam UC stays at #1; Eva, Kiddy Girl-AND, Summer Wars, Ballad, Katanagatari in top 10

The regular edition of Takashi Yamazaki's live-action Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta period drama film slipped from #6 to #8, while the special collector's edition fell from #5 to #19. 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 also dropped from #7 to #11.

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 1 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #1 March 12 Bandai Visual
3 10 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) May 27,
King Records
6 - Kiddy Girl-AND Vol. 1 Limited Edition April 16 Kadokawa Shoten
7 12 Summer Wars March 3 VAP
10 3 Katanagatari Vol. 1 (Complete Limited Pressing) April 7 Aniplex
15 24 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, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, April 19-25 (2010-04-30 00:25)
follow-up of Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, April 5-11
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