Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, May 31-June 6
posted on by Egan Loo
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. 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 official weeks of sales.
The special edition of Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Zenpen (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Movement Part I), the first of two live-action movies based on Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile romantic comedy manga, debuted at #6 on SoundScan Japan's weekly Blu-ray Disc chart.
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|1||1||Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha)||May 26||King Records|
|2||4||Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo)||May 27, |
|3||-||Kamichu! Blu-ray Box||June 2||Aniplex|
|4||-||Katanagatari Vol. 3 (Complete Limited Pressing)||June 2||Aniplex|
|7||2||Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~||May 28||Bandai Visual|
|11||3||Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol. 5 (Limited First Edition)||May 28||Geneon Universal Entertainment|
|12||-||Shin Koihime Musō VI (Limited Special Pressing)||June 2||Pony Canyon|
|14||23||Mobile Suit Gundam UC #1||March 12||Bandai Visual|
[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.]
follow-up of Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, May 24-30