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Top-Selling DVDs in Japan: 2011

posted on 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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