Amazon Japan’s Top Sellers DVD of 2008 - EVANGELION wiped the floor
"Amazon.co.jp" has announced its yearly DVD sales chart of 2008.
"Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo" (the new theatre edition of Evangelion, titled "EVANGELION:1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE" in English) ranked top with remarkable sales, and there were some other surprises in this year's chart.
(Japanese)Best of 2008 ranking > DVD | Amazon.co.jp
Here are the Top 10 DVDs with (hopefully) helpful links. The chart consist of two anime movies, three Hollywood block-busters, four Japanese pop music DVDs, and a sing-a-long DVD of "Inai-Inai-Baah" (children's program, kind of like the Elephant Show).
1. Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo (Special Edition)
2. Kara no Kyokai Movie 2: Murder Speculation (Limited Edition)
3. Perfume First Tour "GAME"
4. Mr.Children“HOME”TOUR 2007 -in the field-
5. Arashi SUMMER TOUR 2007 FINAL Time
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End(Special Edition)
7. DREAMS COME TRUE WONDERLAND 2007
8. The Bourne Ultimatum
9. NHK Inai-Inai Baah!!
10. Resident Evil - Extinction (titled "Biohazard III" in Japan)
Ranking of Blu-ray software is as the following. Anime occupies four out of top 5.
(Japanese)Best of 2008 Ranking > Blu-ray Disc | Amazon.co.jp
1. Macross F 1
2. Code Geass R2 volume01
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4. Byosoku 5cm
5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
6. Biohazard trilogy BOX
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
9. BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT
10. I Am Legend
GIGAZINE - Yahoo! Japan Search-Word Ranking of 2008
Neon Genesis ASOGELION the Movie!! - GIGAZINE
This article was originally posted in Japanese at 12:00 Dec 9 2008.