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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

Source: Oricon

This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, December 13-19 (Part 1) (2010-12-21 03:23)
follow-up of Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, December 6-12
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