News Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, April 4-10
posted on 2011-04-17 23:57 EDT by Egan Loo
The third volume of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC original video anime (OVA) series sold 87,000 copies since April 7 to top Oricon's overall weekly Blu-ray Disc sales chart (April 4-10). It is the first OVA title to have three consecutive volumes rank #1 overall. The DVD version of the third volume sold 44,705 copies to rank #2. The second Blu-ray volume sold 81,000 in its first week, and the first sold 56,000 in its first week.
The Standard Edition DVD of Umizaru: The Last Message, the third live-action film based on Shuho Sato's manga about the Japanese Coast Guard, landed at #5. The Premium Edition DVD debuted right below at #5.
The Blu-ray Disc versioon of the JAM Project Live 2010 Maximizer ~Decade of Evolution~ Live concert also debuted at #15.
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|1||-||Mobile Suit Gundam UC #3||April 7||Bandai Visual|
|2||-||Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #4 (Complete Limited Pressing)||April 6||Aniplex|
|3||-||Toaru Majutsu no Index II Vol. 3 (Limited First Edition)||April 6||Geneon Universal Entertainment|
|6||-||Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto 3 (Complete Limited Pressing)||April 6||Aniplex|
|8||-||Mononoke + Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales Bakeneko Box||April 6||Kadokawa Movies|
|9||-||Motto To Love-Ru -Trouble- Vol. 5 (Limited First Edition)||April 6||Geneon Universal Entertainment|
|10||1||IS (Infinite Stratos) Vol. 1||March 30||Media Factory|
|13||-||Original Anime Seikon no Qwaser: Jotei no Shōzō (Director's Cut) Vol. 1||April 6||JVC Entertainment|
|16||-||Yosuga no Sora V (Standard Edition)||April 6||King Records|
|18||-||Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! #1 (Complete Limited Pressing)||April 6||Aniplex|
|19||-||Votoms Finder||April 7||Bandai Visual|
|20||-||Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge Vol. 4 (Limited First Edition)||April 6||King Records|
[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 28-April 3