Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, June 14-20 (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Oricon Communications reports that Evangelion:2.22 You Can Not Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) has sold 8,000 more copies during the June 14-20 week to top the Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the fourth week in a row. The only other Blu-ray release to rank #1 on the Japanese chart for four straight weeks was Biohazard: Degeneration (Resident Evil: Degeneration), which was released in late December of 2008. The second film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-film remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series has now sold 419,000 copies and continues to be the top Blu-ray release in Japan in the format's short two-year history on Oricon's sales charts.
Voice actress Yukari Tamura's Love Live *Princess a la mode* event DVD debuted at #2. 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, dropped from #14 to #19.
|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|
|3||3||Evangelion:1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo)||May 27, |
|5||-||Nyan-Koi! #6 (Limited First Edition)||June 16||Pony Canyon|
|12||9||Mobile Suit Gundam UC #1||March 12||Bandai Visual|
|13||6||Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~||May 28||Bandai Visual|
|17||23||Up (Blu-ray+DVD)||April 21||Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment|
[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: Evangelion is the top Blu-ray release in the format's short two-year history on Oricon's sales charts. Oricon only began posting sales charts for Blu-ray in July of 2008. Thanks, hissatsu01.
follow-up of Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, June 7-13
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