Top-Selling DVDs in Japan: 2011

posted on 2011-12-21 22:05 EST by Egan Loo
AKB48, Arrietty, Yamato, Gintama, Umizaru, Totoro, Gundam UC land in top 50

The following chart covers sales from December 13, 2010 to December 11, 2011:

AKB48's AKB ga Ippai ~The Best Music Video~ collection sold 380,028 copies to rank at #3.

Takashi Yamazaki's live-action film adaptation of the Space Battleship Yamato anime (pictured right) was #16 with 123,071 copies.

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 ranked at #36 with 74,083 copies.

Rank Title Copies in 2011 Release Date Maker Cover
6 Karigurashi no Arrietty (Arrietty the Borrower) 264,074 June 17 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
18 Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen (Complete Limited Pressing) 119,291 December 15, 2010 Aniplex
34 Cars (11.07) 76,924 July 6 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
37 Toy Story 3 72,285 December 1, 2010 Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
43 My Neighbor Totoro 65,717 September 28,
Buena Vista
47 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #3 63,109 April 7 Bandai Visual

Source: Oricon

[There are gaps in the chart above because non-animated DVD releases are not included. Oricon does not directly post more data for sales than what is listed here. Any purportedly additional data comes from unverified, anonymous sources.]

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, July 23-29 (2012-08-06 22:14)
follow-up of Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, November 28-December 4
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