News Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 21-27
posted on 2011-04-03 09:46 EDT by Egan Loo
The limited first pressing for the ninth and final Blu-ray Disc volume of the K-ON!! television anime series ranked #1 on Oricon's sales chart for a second consecutive week. It did so by selling an additional 10,000 copies (rounded to the nearest thousand) during the March 21-27 week. The ninth volume is also the third one in a row and the 10th one in the franchise to rank #1. The K-ON! franchise now holds the sole record for the most #1 Blu-ray Discs of any anime, after sharing it last month with Macross Frontier (nine #1s).
The limited special edition of Tensō Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger Epic on Ginmaku, the live-action special-effects film with heroes from Toei's 33rd and 34th Super Sentai series, dropped from #14 to #17 in its second week.
The second volume of the Kamen Rider OOO television series moved up from #23 to #19 in its second week.
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|1||1||K-On!! (2nd Season) #9 (Limited First Edition)||March 16||Pony Canyon|
|3||-||Yosuga no Sora IV (Limited First Pressing)||March 23||King Records|
|5||-||Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei Blu-ray Box||March 23||King Records|
|8||-||Sora no Otoshimono: Forte (Heaven's Lost Property Forte) Vol. 4||March 25||Kadokawa Pictures|
|9||-||Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Vol. 1 (Amazon.co.jp Limited Edition)||March 25||Kadokawa Pictures|
|10||-||Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Special Edition Vol. 4||March 25||Kadokawa Pictures|
[There are gaps in the chart above because non-animated Blu-ray Disc releases are not included.
SoundScan Japan derives its charts from the point-of-sale systems of 41,000 media stores and e-commerce sites throughout Japan. 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.]
follow-up of Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, March 14-20