Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, April 25-May 1
posted on by Egan Loo
The first Blu-ray Disc volume of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series sold 53,000 units (rounded to the nearest thousand) to become the #1 television anime release in first-week Blu-ray sales to date. The first Madoka Magica volume supplants the former record-holder, the sixth and final Blu-ray volume of Bakemonogatari (51,000 units). The first Madoka Magica volume accomplished this feat despite a recall that Aniplex announced on its second official day of sales. It sold 22,000 units on its first day of sales alone, April 27. It also sold 9,097 DVDs during the April 25-May 1 week.
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||Maker||Cover|
|1||-||Puella Magi Madoka Magica Limited Complete Pressing||April 27||Aniplex|
|2||-||Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #5 (Complete Limited Pressing)||April 27||Aniplex|
|7||-||Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto 4 (Complete Limited Pressing)||April 27||Aniplex|
|8||-||Tantei Opera Milky Holmes #4 (Limited First Edition Bundle with Nendoroid Petit)||April 29||Pony Canyon|
|9||-||Amagami SS #13 Risa Kamizaki & Miya Tachibana (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing)||April 29||Pony Canyon|
|10||-||Amagami SS #12 Tsukasa Ayatsuji Part II (Blu-ray Limited First Pressing)||April 29||Pony Canyon|
|11||-||Freezing Vol. 2||April 27||Media Factory|
|12||-||Shrek Forever Blu-ray & DVD Set||April 28||Paramount Home Entertainment|
|13||-||Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls Vol. VI||April 27||Media Factory|
|14||-||Sora no Otoshimono: Forte (Heaven's Lost Property Forte) Vol. 5||April 28||Kadokawa Pictures|
|15||-||Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Vol. 2||April 28||Kadokawa Pictures|
|16||13||Mobile Suit Gundam UC #3||April 7||Bandai Visual|
|17||-||Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Special Edition Vol. 5||April 28||Kadokawa Pictures|
|19||-||Yumekui Merry #2 (Limited First Edition Bundle with 3 Bonuses)||April 29||Pony Canyon|
[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.]