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Love Live! Concert Blu-ray Set Tops Weekly Chart

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Set is highest ranking, highest selling Blu-ray Disc release in franchise's history

Love Live! μ's Go→Go! Love Live! 2015~Dream Sensation!~ Blu-ray Memorial BOX debuted at #1 on the Oricon's overall weekly Blu-ray Disc chart, and sold 49,382 copies during the September 28-October 4 week. Lantis released the Blu-ray Disc set on September 30. This makes the set the highest ranking and highest selling Blu-ray Disc release in the franchise's history.

The set is a recording of the anime's nine-girl idol group μ's' "μ's Go→Go! Love Live! 2015 ~DreamSensation~" concert in the Saitama Super Arena on January 31 and February 1. The package contains four discs, and costs 18,000 yen (about US$150).

The last music Blu-ray Disc related to an anime franchise to attain the #1 overall ranking was The [email protected]'s "THE [email protected] 7th ANNIVERSARY 765PRO ALLSTARS Minna to Issho ni!" Blu-ray Disc in November 2012.

The Love Live! franchise's previous highest ranking Blu-ray Disc was the "Love Live! μ's's 3rd Anniversary Love Live!" disc in December 2013, which ranked at #3. The franchise's previously highest selling Blu-ray Disc in its first week was the "Love Live! μ's →NEXT Love Live! 2014~Endless Parade~" disc in July 2014, which sold 31,000 copies in its first week.

The Love Live! The School Idol Movie film opened in Japan on June 13, eventually earning 2.60 billion yen (about US$21.7 million) 107 days after its opening. The film premiered in select cities in the United States on September 12. The Love Live! franchise recently put three singles (containing songs from the film) on the Oricon singles ranking chart in July, with the μ's idol group becoming the first in-anime characters to release three weekly singles and have all reach the top 3.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web via Otakomu


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