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JP animation (+α) DVD sales, week of 5/12

This week was so incredibly easy I’m not sure why I didn’t do it earlier, other than “Macross got in the way”. Nothing particularly notable, except the inclusion of #76, one of Hirano’s idol DVDs, as “not animation, but related”.

**4  *1  22,854  242,169  **2  EVANGELION:1.01 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE. LE
*12  11  *5,530  *17,620  **2  Meet the Robinsons
*13  *5  *5,254  *27,014  **2  Mobile Suit Gundam 00 4
*17  *8  *4,151  *22,500  **2  Lucky☆Star 11 LE
*18  10  *4,089  *18,687  **2  theatrical Naruto Shippuden LE

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JP animation DVD sales, weekly for 5/5

Holy shit at Evangelion, nice numbers for Aria and Kitaro, Votoms and ZSZS continue their modest success, Gundam a bit low, Bamboo Blade starts to slip, and I guess we aren’t seeing Genshiken S3 anytime soon.

**1  -  219,315  219,315  *1  EVANGELION:1.01 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE. LE
**5  -  *21,760  *21,760  *1  Mobile Suit Gundam 00 4
**8  -  *18,349  *18,349  *1  Lucky☆Star 11 LE
*10  -  *14,598  *14,598  *1  theatrical Naruto Shippuden LE
*11  -  *12,090  *12,090  *1  Meet the Robinsons

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JP animation DVD sales, weekly for 4/28

Numbers for 5/5 are coming in about an hour, just wanted to get these out of the way. It seems my source is going biweekly. Nothing really notable this week, except for the failure of Noble Masters and the bleed-out of Stranger.

*4 -- *18,030 *18,030 **1 CLANNAD 5 FPLE
23 20 **2,718 129,410 *65 The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol.01
28 – **2,255 **2,255 **1 They Are My Noble Masters 1 FPLE
30 27 **2,218 *98,346 *59 The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol.02
47 18 **1,487 *18,036 **3 DRAGON BALL GT #6

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Japanese animation DVD sales, weekly for 4/14 and 4/21

Two weeks in one, this time, due to data for the 14th being delayed.

4/14

*10  -  13,252  *13,252  **1  DRAGON BALL GT #5
*11  -  13,206  *13,206  **1  DRAGON BALL GT #6
*12  -  *8,663  **8,663  **1  Lupin III GREEN vs RED LE
*13  -  *7,374  **7,374  **1  Wolf and Spices Limited Pack
*19  -  *4,649  **4,649  **1  Lupin III GREEN vs RED

4/21

**7  -  **9,075  **9,075  **1  Minamike 4 (FPLE)
*18  11  **3,613  *16,819  **2  DRAGON BALL GT #6
*19  10  **3,482  *16,734  **2  DRAGON BALL GT #5
*20  23  **3,471  126,692  *64  The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol.01
*26  -  **2,754  **2,754  **1  Sword of the Stranger


And, from the top for each, due to format:

4/14

*10  -  13,252  *13,252  **1  DRAGON BALL GT #5
*11  -  13,206  *13,206  **1  DRAGON BALL GT #6
*12  -  *8,663  **8,663  **1  Lupin III GREEN vs RED LE
*13  -  *7,374  **7,374  **1  Wolf and Spices Limited Pack
*19  -  *4,649  **4,649  **1  Lupin III GREEN vs RED
*23  54  *3,900  123,221  *63  The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol.01
*25  *5  *3,562  *28,697  **2  Mobile Suit Gundam 00 3
*26  -  *3,545  **3,545  **1  D.Gray-man 2nd stage 02
*33  -  *3,148  **3,148  **1  ef - a tale of memories. 5
*34  74  *3,138  *93,470  *57  The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol.02
*41  -  *2,705  **2,705  **1  Saiunkoku Monogatari Second Series vol. 8 (FPLE)
*50  *6  *2,214  *22,175  **2  Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Vol.9
*52  -  *2,007  **2,007  **1  Naruto Shippuden Faraway Reunion vol. 1
*56  -  *1,957  **1,957  **1  ONE PIECE 9th Season Enias Lobby arc piece.4
*57 100  *1,938  *45,496  *33  World/GOLDEN EGGS “SEASON 2″ Vol.03*64  -  *1,794  **1,794  **1  Koharu Biyori 3
*68  -  *1,724  **1,724  **1  Case Closed Secret File Vol.3
*72  *7  *1,625  *18,836  **2  Gurren Lagann 9 (final)
*73 109  *1,621  *38,187  *32  The World of GOLDEN EGGS “SEASON 2″ Vol.04
*75  77  *1,580  *23,599  **4  Ex Machina -APPLESEED SAGA- standard edition
*76  19  *1,576  *23,824  **3  Lucky☆Star 10 LE
*81  13  *1,496  *12,678  **2  Gintama Season Two 09
*82  47  *1,483  **6,048  **2  New Messiah Legend Fist of the North Star Legend of Toki Standard Edition
*91 139  *1,183  *69,026  *54  The World of GOLDEN EGGS “SEASON 2″ DVD-BOX
*92 132  *1,168  804,478  328  My Neighbor Totoro
*94  39  *1,132  **6,202  **2  True Messiah Legend Fist of the North Star Legend of Toki FPLE
*96  60  *1,093  **5,063  **2  Saint Seiya: Hades Elysion Arc 1
*97  *8  *1,085  *18,063  **2  .hack//G.U.TRILOGY
100  (*1,058)

4/21
**7  -  **9,075  **9,075  **1  Minamike 4 (FPLE)
*18  11  **3,613  *16,819  **2  DRAGON BALL GT #6
*19  10  **3,482  *16,734  **2  DRAGON BALL GT #5
*20  23  **3,471  126,692  *64  The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol.01
*26  -  **2,754  **2,754  **1  Sword of the Stranger
*27 34 **2,658 *96,128 *58 The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol.02
*33 19 **2,139 **6,788 **2 Lupin III GREEN vs RED
*38 57 **1,749 *47,245 *34 World/GOLDEN EGGS “SEASON 2″ Vol.03
*42 - **1,585 **1,585 **1 Sword of the Stranger FPLE
*44 12 **1,553 *10,216 **2 Lupin III GREEN vs RED LE
*51 73 **1,352 *39,539 *33 The World of GOLDEN EGGS “SEASON 2″ Vol.04
*54 25 **1,300 *29,997 **3 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 3
*61 13 **1,174 **8,548 **2 Wolf and Spices Limited Pack
*65 92 **1,133 805,611 329 My Neighbor Totoro
*66 91 **1,129 *70,155 *55 The World of GOLDEN EGGS “SEASON 2″ DVD-BOX
*70 75 **1,065 *24,664 **5 Ex Machina -APPLESEED SAGA- standard edition
*79 - ***,999 ***,999 **1 Heroic Age XI
*80 103 ***,950 **9,208 **4 theatrical Yes!  Precure 5  Miracle Adventure in the Mirror Kingdom (FPLE)
*82 - ***,923 ***,923 **1 Happy Feet
*84 26 ***,886 **4,431 **2 D.Gray-man 2nd stage 02
*90 68 ***,839 **2,563 **2 Case Closed Secret File Vol.3
*92 33 ***,820 **3,968 **2 ef - a tale of memories. 5
100    ***,763

Spring ‘08 pickup week 2 Friday

Golgo 13: It’s pretty budget, but at least with this kind of show there’s excuses for lots of pan shots anyway.  The music is gloriously cheesy oldschool synth.  And I’m amazed they got the OP OR the sex scene in the EP on TV Tokyo.

Spring ‘08 pickup week 2 Tuesday

Top Secret: I wanted to like it, I’d really be into the idea of a nice bittersweet look at someone’s last moments every week, I can even stand the character designs and random spots of fangirl bait. But the music rarely fit the scene, deus ex machina technology was there almost on the level of a western crime show, and when it started mimicking School Days that was kind of the last straw. It might get an ep or two more from being after Real Drive, but I’m not optimistic.

Glass Maiden: Unexpected awesome.  The production values aren’t great, and the ideas aren’t that new, but it’s entirely competent, the characters are cool and fit well together, the music tends to fit well (especially a catchy OP), and there’s the nice feel of staff and actors actually being into it.

Spring ‘08 pickup week 2 Monday

Soul Eater: Awesome animation, great acting from almost the whole cast, and the promise that the late-night service will be centered around the busty neechan-type witch rather than the heroine. A pity said heroine emotes slightly worse than Hatsune Miku—her only lines that don’t sound awkward and forced are her screams.

Vampire Knight: No, T○○y, it wasn’t “just bad enough to be funny.”  It was just plain bad, quite apart from also just plain not to my taste.

Monochrome Factor: Sentencing him to watch this as retribution was my own mistake, realizing I had to watch to make sure he did.  At least it was more entertainingly, in-your-face shitty than the comparably bland Vampire Knight.  Also, wow that’s a lot of Koreans in the credits.

Spring ‘08 pickup week 1 Sunday+α

Code Geass R2: Made no sense at all; fortunately, nonsensical violence and animu-isms are exactly what I’m looking for in a Code Geass series.

Nabari: Incredible painted backgrounds.  Pity about the ninja BL.  From here on, girls are vulnerable to the R-strain of that disease, as well as A?

And, having caught up via recordings:

Allison and Lillia: Angry pilot is exceedingly angry, but she does make a decent action main character, and the interbellum motif will be enough to keep me watching at least a bit more.

Kure-nai: Domestic violence: the animation.  Amazing op/ed work and backgrounds, though, and another Sawashiro/Sanada combi to disturb people with a well-timed “Imagine Dejiko and Puchiko in that scene”.

Chi’s Sweet Home: Wouldn’t watch at all as a full-length series, but as daily three-minute shorts it’s refreshing and charming.

JP animation DVD sales, weekly for 4/7

Another week of no big surprises.

**5 - *25,135 *25,135 *1 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 3
**6 - *19,961 *19,961 *1 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Vol.9
**7 - *17,211 *17,211 *1 Gurren Lagann 9 (final)
**8 - *16,978 *16,978 *1 .hack//G.U.TRILOGY
*13 - *11,182 *11,182 *1 Gintama Season Two 09

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Spring ‘08 pickup week 1 Friday

Tower of Druaga: First ep was PERFECT, like a mix of Dragon Half and oldschool SD Gundam.  Not as optimistic about 2-12, but they seem to be playing it comedically, and they’ve got the original author of FMP writing, so he might be able to keep up crazy Fumoffu mode all the way through.

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