Love Live! Sunshine!! Tops Madoka Magica as #2 TV Anime BD in 1st-Week Sales Ever
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The limited special edition of the Love Live! Sunshine!! television anime's first Blu-ray Disc volume sold 66,745 copies in its first week. It ranked #2 on Oricon's overall Blu-ray Disc chart for the September 26-October 2 week, and it also ranked #1 on the weekly animation Blu-ray Disc chart. It shipped on September 27.
Love Live! Sunshine!! volume 1 has surpassed the second limited edition volume of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime as the second highest-selling Blu-ray Disc volume in first-week sales for a television anime in Japan. That Madoka Magica volume sold 54,000 copies in its first week. The first Blu-ray Disc volume for the second season of the original Love Live! anime remains #1 with 82,000 copies sold in its first week.
The first Blu-ray volume of Love Live! Sunshine!! includes the anime's first episode, an early ticket application form for the "Aqours 1st Live Day. 1" concert on February 25, the first in a series of exclusive Aqours original song CDs, an exclusive text story by story creator Sakurako Kimino, a sticker for the Love Live! School Idol Festival game app, a PR card for the Love Live! School Idol Collection card game, and an eight-page booklet.
Love Live! Sunshine!! is not the only Love Live! Blu-ray to rank this past week. The Love Live! μ's Final Love Live! ~μ'sic Forever ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪~ Blu-ray Memorial Box sold 71,185 copies to rank #1 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart — and give the franchise the top two spots for the week.
The Love Live! Sunshine!! anime premiered in Japan on July 2. Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and is also streaming an English broadcast dub for the series.
Source: Oricon Style
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