Top-Selling Animation DVDs in Japan: 2010
posted on by Egan Loo
Rookies -Sotsugyō- (Rookies: Graduation), the live-action feature film finale to the television series based on Masanori Morita's Rookies manga, landed at #41 with 80,648 copies sold. Another live-action manga-based film, Gokusen the Movie, sold 73,761 copies to rank at #50. The #1 DVD in Japan of 2010 was Michael Jackson's This Is It Deluxe Collector's Edition with 802,656 copies sold.
Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro sold over 1 million DVD copies in Japan as of this past May.
The following chart covers DVD sales from December 14, 2009 to December 12, 2010. It does not cover Blu-ray Disc sales.
Top DVD Sales in Japan, 2010
|Rank||Title||Total Copies||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|3||Evangelion:2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha)||373,820||May 26||King Records|
|12||One Piece Film Strong World DVD 10th Anniversary Limited Edition||168,555||August 27||Pony Canyon|
|16||Up||162,050||April 21||Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment|
|24||Summer Wars||127,832||March 3||VAP|
|28||Toy Story Special Edition||107,672||May 21||Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment|
|32||Toy Story 2 Special Edition||93,859||June 23||Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment|
|40||One Piece Film Strong World||81,380||August 27||Pony Canyon|
|42||My Neighbor Totoro||79,384||September 28, 2001||Buena Vista|
follow-up of Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, December 6-12
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