Japan Top Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Ranking: December 28, 2020 ~ January 3, 2021

Lackluster is probably an understatement, though understood since there were no new releases for the week between December 28 to January 3. As such, sales of Anime Blu-rays and DVDs opened on a weak note the start of 2021. Not much has changed in the roster with Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai still leading the pack albeit a 90% drop in number of copies sold. Most titles released the week before recorded massive drop while some Disney titles that have not been on the chart for some time now, made their appearance once more.

It is thanks to the amazing folks over at Oricon that we get to see these charts on a weekly basis, so be sure to head over to their site here and show them some love! Plus, all the data you find below, can be found here (Blu-ray) and here (DVD).

That said, there will be new releases coming out from the 6th of January onward including: Adachi to Shimamura and Shirobako Movie. However, I do expect the latter to perform better of the two. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:


1. Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai Vol. 1 [Limited Release] (↓90.11%)

Type: Anime
Release date: December 24, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 2,209
Producer: BANDAI NAMCO ARTS
Link (JPN/ENG): Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai Vol. 1 [Limited Release]


2. Onward MovieNEX (N/A)

Type: Animation
Release date: December 16, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 1,683
Producer: Walt Disney Japan
Link (JPN): Onward MovieNEX
Link (ENG): ONWARD [Blu-ray]


3. IDOLiSH7: Second Beat! Vol. 2 [Limited Release] (↓87.75%)

Type: Anime
Release date: December 24, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 931
Producer: BANDAI NAMCO ARTS
Link (JPN): IDOLiSH7: Second Beat! Vol. 2 [Limited Release]


4. Frozen II MovieNEX with Complete Case [Limited Release] (N/A)

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Type: Animation
Release date: May 13, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 910
Producer: Walt Disney Japan
Link (JPN): Frozen II MovieNex with Complete Case [Limited Release]


5. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom Vol. 1 [Limited Edition] (↓88.49%)

Type: Anime
Release date: December 25, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 779
Producer: NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan
Link (JPN): Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom Vol. 1 [Limited Edition]


6. Strike the Blood IV OVA Vol. 4 (↓92.04%)

Type: Anime
Release date: December 23, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 546
Producer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Link (JPN): Strike the Blood IV OVA Vol. 4


7. Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima Vol. 1 [Limited Release] (↓93.11%)

Type: Anime
Release date: December 23, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 466
Producer: Aniplex
Link (JPN): Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima Vol. 1 [Limited Release]


8. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Vol. 8 [Limited Release] (↓90.33%)

Type: Anime
Release date: December 25, 2020
Estimated number of sales: 460
Producer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Link (JPN): Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Vol. 8 [Limited Release]


9. Toy Story 4 MovieNEX (N/A)

Type: Anime
Release date: November 18, 2020
Estimated number of sales: N/A
Producer: Walt Disney Japan
Link (JPN): Toy Story 4 MovieNEX


10. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season Vol. 3 [Blu-ray] (N/A)

Type: Anime
Release date: December 23, 2020
Estimated number of sales: N/A
Producer: Showgate
Link (JPN): Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season Vol. 3 [Blu-ray]


Extra Column

Anime DVD Sales Ranking (Title *Total Sales)

*1. Doraemon Movie 40: Nobita no Shin Kyouryuu DVD [Regular Edition]
*2. Frozen II [Limited Release]
*3. Tonari no Totoro
*4. Despicable Me 3
*5. The Secret Life of Pets 2
*6. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
*7. Despicable Me
*8. Mononoke Hime
*9. Minions
10. Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
11. IDOLiSH7: Second Beat! Vol. 2 [Limited Release]
12. Stand By Me Doraemon
13. Osomatsu-san 3rd Season Vol. 1 DVD
14. Majo no Takkyuubin
15. Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
16. Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima Vol. 1 [Limited Release]
17. Paw Patrol Season 2 Hakkutsu! Kyouruu no Hone
18. The Boss Baby
19. Despicable Me 2
20. PAW Patrol: Pup a Doodle Do!

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As always, if you find any faults with the list, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, don’t shy away from sharing your thoughts with a comment or two down below!

Source: Oricon; Blu-ray; DVD
Upcoming releases: gameiroiro; kakaku.com; Amazon

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