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Evangelion 2.22, 1.11 Rank #1, #2 on Weekly BD Chart

posted on by Egan Loo
Sakura duo's Asuka-cosplaying Saki Inagaki also tops variety/comedy DVD chart

Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) sold 39,000 more copies in its second week of sales in Japan to rank #1 on Oricon's weekly Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the May 31-June 6 week. Evangelion:2.22 is the second film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-film remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. In addition, the first film in the remake, Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) sold 7,000 more copies to rank #2. This is the first time that any anime franchise has taken the top two spots on the chart. Both films topped the same chart during their respective first weeks of sales.

The two DVD volumes of Roke Mitsu - Roke x Roke x Roke - Sakura • Inagaki Saki no Kansai Jūdan Blog Tabi topped Oricon's Variety/Comedy DVD category as well. Volume 1 Tora no Kan (Tiger Volume) and Volume 2 Panda no Kan (Panda Volume) of the travel blog videos from the Roke Mitsu - Roke x Roke x Roke comedy television program sold 8,000 and 7,000, respectively. Saki Inagaki of the Sakura comedy duo is best known for dressing up as the character Asuka from Evangelion.

Sources: Oricon, AV Watch

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