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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, May 24-30

posted on by Egan Loo
Eva 2 is #1 BD so far; Vesperia, Railgun, Darker than Black, Hidamari also rank

In one week, Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance's 357,000 Blu-ray sales have already topped all the Blu-ray copies of Michael Jackson's This Is It that have been sold in Japan so far (351,000 copies). Evangelion: 2.22/cite> is also now the top-selling Blu-ray in Japan since Oricon began keeping records in this category in July of 2008. (James Cameron's Avatar film has sold 198,000 copies on Blu-ray in Japan since April.) All told, Evangelion: 2.22 earned 2.21 billion yen (about US$24 million) on Blu-ray and 1.72 billion yen (US$19 million) on DVD for a grand total of 3.93 billion yen (US$43 million) in its first week of sales. The first film, Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone, has also returned to the chart at #4.

May'n Special Concert BD Big Waaaaave!! in Budōkan, the Blu-ray featuring anime theme song singer May'n (May Nakabayashi) debuted at #9.

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 14 Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) May 26 King Records
2 143 Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~ May 28 Bandai Visual
3 - Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol. 5 (Limited First Edition) May 28 Geneon Universal Entertainment
4 5 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) May 27,
King Records
5 - Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini #6 May 26 Aniplex
6 - Hidamari Sketch × ☆☆☆ #3 (Complete Limited Pressing) May 26 Aniplex
7 - Seikon no Qwaser (Director's Cut) Vol. 2 May 26 Flying Dog
11 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood #10 May 26 Aniplex
12 17 Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts Vol. 2 May 25 Media Factory
13 - So-Ra-No-Wo-To 3 (Limited Complete Pressing) May 26 Aniplex
14 31 Queen's Blade: Gyokuza no Tsugumono Vol. 6 May 25 Media Factory
16 - Ladies versus Butlers! Vol. 3 (Limited First Edition) May 28 Geneon Universal
17 - Kämpfer Vol. 6 (Limited First Pressing) May 26 King Records
18 - Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari #13 May 26 VAP
20 - Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza Vol. 6 (Limited First Edition) May 28 Geneon Universal

[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, May 31-June 6 (2010-06-13 22:19)
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