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

posted on by Egan Loo
Nausicaä, Black Lagoon, Zettai Karen Children debut in top 10; Eva 1 & 2 stay

The marketing survey firm Oricon Communications reported that Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Blu-ray Disc sold 20,000 copies to rank #1 on the Blu-ray sales chart for the July 12-18 week in Japan. The 1984 film is the first Ghibli work to rank #1 in weekly Blu-ray sales. It is also the first work from any studio to rank #1 in Japan on three of the major home video formats over the years: videocassette, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc. Walt Disney Japan released the film on the three formats in September 1997, November 2003, and July 2010, respectively.

Rank Last Week Title Release Date Maker Cover
1 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind July 14 Studio Ghibli
4 - OVA Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail 001 (Limited First Edition) July 17 Geneon Universal Entertainment
5 5 Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) May 26 King Records
7 - The Princess and the Frog (DVD-Bundled Edition) July 14 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
8 - Zettai Karen Children ~Aitazōsei Ubawareta Mirai?~ (Limited First Edition) July 16 Shogakukan
11 8 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) May 27,
King Records
14 6 K-ON! Live Event ~Let's Go! Blu-ray (Limited First Pressing) June 30 Pony Canyon
15 16 Toy Story 2 Blu-ray (DVD-Bundled Edition) June 23 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
16 17 Toy Story (DVD-Bundled Edition) May 21 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
18 13 Angel Beats! #1 (Complete Limited Pressing) June 23 Aniplex

[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

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