Amazon Japan’s Top Sellers Anime DVD of the First Half of 2009
It's July already, the first half of the year is over. So Amazon Japan (Amazon.co.jp) announced their half-yearly sales chart of books, games, music, DVD and stuff.
Of those, we thought the anime DVD (and Blu-ray) rankings might be of your interest. Predictably the Blu-ray disc of EVANGELION: 1.0 came first, but the rest of the chart included some surprise hits.
So here's the Best 10 of 2009 so far. With pics!
Just released on July 3, which means it's released in the second half of 2009, but apparently the number of pre-orders placed in the period (January to June) counts. English version dubbed by Noah Cyrus (Miley Cyrus's younger sister) and Frankie Jonas (The Jonas Brothers' little brother) will hit the theatres in the U.S. and Canada on August 14.
#3. Tsumiki no Ie (pieces of love Vol.1)
La Maison en Petits Cubes, the Oscar-winning animated short film by Kunio Kato which also won the Grand Prize at Japan Media Arts Festival.
#4. Kara no Kyokai Movie 6: Bokyaku Rokuon (Oblivion Recorder) -Special Limited Edition
The sixth Kara no Kyokai film. The DVD is to be released on July 27, but made it to the top 4 by pre-orders.
#5. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann the Movie: Crimson Lotus Chapter (Special Limited Edition)
The first full-length CG animation feature based on Capcom's Resident Evil video game series. DVD released on December 26, 2008.
#9. The Sky Crawlers
The critically acclaimed 2008 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii. DVD released on February 25, 2009.
#10. Kara no Kyokai Movie 5: Paradox Spiral (Special Limited Edition)
The fifth movie of the series. Theatrical release on August 16, 2008, DVD released on January 28, 2009.
Amazon Japan’s Top Sellers DVD of 2008 - EVANGELION wiped the floor - GIGAZINE
“Kara no Kyokai”, “Strike Witches” and more -Animes screened at Japan Media Arts Festival - GIGAZINE
Poster of Awa Dance Festival featuring Shiki and Mikiya from “Kara no Kyokai” - GIGAZINE
Flipping the Flippable Illustration Book of anime film “Kara no Kyokai” - GIGAZINE
PONYO swimming with fishes in Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka - GIGAZINE
Tokyo Anime Award announced -“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” was chosen Animation of the Year - GIGAZINE
TAF 2009: Trailer of “Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai” and a talk show featuring Mamoru Oshii - GIGAZINE