News Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, February 14-20
posted on 2011-02-27 21:10 EST by Egan Loo
As of February 20, K-ON! became the first television animation series to sell over 500,000 Blu-ray Discs on Oricon's sales chart in Japan. It accomplished this feat when the eighth limited first edition Blu-ray volume of the K-ON!! television anime sequel sold 26,000 copies (rounded to the nearest thousand) during its first five days of sales (February 16-20). This volume is also the second volume in a row and the ninth volume in the franchise to rank #1 on the weekly charts. The franchise's nine #1 Blu-ray Discs ties the previous record; all nine of Macross Frontier's Blu-ray Disc volumes reached #1.
The first volume of the Kamen Rider OOO television series debuted at #10.
The two-disc edition for the live-action film adaptation of Harold Sakuishi's Beck manga dropped from #11 to #18 in its third week.
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|1||-||K-On!! (2nd Season) #8 (Limited First Edition)||February 16||Pony Canyon|
|3||-||Amagami SS #8 Ai Nanasaki Part II (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing)||February 16||Pony Canyon|
|5||-||Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #3 (Complete Limited Pressing)||February 23||Aniplex|
|6||-||Amagami SS #9 Rihoko Sakurai Part I (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing)||February 16||Pony Canyon|
|7||-||Asobi ni Ikuyo! contact. 6 Limited First Pressing||February 16||Pony Canyon|
|20||25||Toy Story 3 Blu-ray+DVD Set (Blu-ray Case)||November 3||Walt Disney Japan|
[There are gaps in the chart above because non-animated Blu-ray Disc releases are not included. 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.]
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