2008 TV Anime DVD/Blu-ray Grand Sales Ranking

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2008 has seen a huge variety of anime released, and the difficult question of assessing their success can approached in all sorts of ways, from TV ratings to 2ch thread activity, but DVD sales are usually given most prominence in such analysis.

This final summary of the TV anime of 2008 incorporates Blu-ray sales, which is particularly important in the case of blockbusters such as Macross F.

Legend:

All sales are for the first volume of the DVD and the Blu-ray release (if present) combined.

LE: Limited Edition or similar

SO: Sold Out

62,142 マクロスF 1 / Macross F 1
39,251 コードギアスR2 01 / Code Geass R2 01
19,552 CLANNAD AFTER STORY 1 LE
14,520 ARIA The ORIGINATION 1
14,205 ストライクウィッチーズ 1 / Strike Witches 1 LE (SO)
13,652 夏目友人帳 1 / Natsume Yūjinchō 1 LE
13,539 かんなぎ 1 / Kannagi 1 LE
11,712 図書館戦争 第一巻 / Toshokan Sensou 1
11,531 純情ロマンチカ 1 / Junjo Romatica 1 LE
11,006 墓場鬼太郎 1 / Hakuba Kitaro 1
10,367 To LOVEるドキ×2エディション 1 / To Love-Ru Doki x2 1
10,026 ひだまりスケッチ×365 1 / Hidamari Sketch 365 1 LE (SO)
9,883 セキレイ 壱 / Sekirei 1 LE
9,823 ソウルイーター SOUL.1 / Soul Eater 1
9,327 かのこん 第1巻 / Kanokon 1 LE
9,139 狼と香辛料 1 / Spice & Wolf 1
8,980 一騎当千 GG 第壱巻 / Ikki Tousen Great Guardians 1
7,556 乃木坂春香の秘密 I / Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu I LE
7,444 ロザリオとバンパイア 1 / Rosario+Vampire 1
5,937 ゼロの使い魔~三美姫の輪舞~ 1 / Zero no Tsukaima III 1
5,634 恋姫†無双 1 / Koihime Musou 1 LE
5,251 俗・さよなら絶望先生 1 / Zoku Sayonara Sensei 1
5,128 みなみけ~おかわり~ 1 / Minamike Okawari 1
4,864 xxxHOLiC◆継 第一巻 / xxxHOLiC Kei 1
4,830 PERSONA -trinity soul- 1
4,060 Slayers REVOLUTION Vol.1
4,053 チーズスイートホーム -チー Chi’s Sweet Home 1 LE
3,926 Da Capo II 1 LE
3,773 ドルアーガの塔~the Aegis of URUK~1 / Druaga 1
3,040 仮面のメイドガイ 1 / Kamen no Maid Guy 1 LE
2,869 true tears 1
2,869 あかね色に染まる坂 1 / Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka 1 LE
2,704 ロザリオとバンパイア C2 1 / Rosario+Vampire CAPU2 1
2,662 君が主で執事が俺で 1 / Kimi ga Aruji (STD+LE)
2,588 絶対可憐チルドレン 01 / Zettai Karen Children 01

If you look closely you might notice some upsets, but in the top rank the results seem quite unsurprising?

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    Comment by Stormy001
    01:38 01/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly, Frontier is one big let down, the ending is simply uninspiring at all.

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    Comment by FallsFromGrace
    02:43 01/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cute facade over missing memories and psychological trauma, with mysterious powers thrown in. I think its a setup for the movie:

    Alto: Ranka, you're like a sister to me...
    Ranka: The last thing I need is another damn Brother

    Cue Yandere rampage!

    Comment by Kei
    03:08 01/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea ARIA!!

    Comment by kenjiharima
    01:05 02/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    R+V Capu2 Blu Ray rips do want. lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 01/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kamen No Maid guy made the list (mainly for nipples but it was freaking awesome)
    But no Kyouran Kazoku Nikki? Why? Did it need more nipples? I guess it did but it was freaking awesome.

    Comment by whitewater_81
    23:28 31/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow!ARIA THE ORIGINATION is up there!Nice!!WOOOT!!!

    LONG LIVE ARIA!!!!

    Comment by gr3nd3l
    19:54 31/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Gundam 00!?

    Comment by Anon
    21:40 31/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, why isn't it listed?

    Comment by FOG
    04:44 01/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL. That list is incomplete. Gundam 00 (First Season) Volume 1 DVD came out in 1/08 and BD came out in 8/08. The total sales for the first volume is in the 45K~50K range so it would have been second on the list.

    *Someone* seems to be hatin' on Gundam.

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    Comment by Artefact
    13:20 01/01/2009 # ! Astronomical

    The list is presented as is, so I'm not sure why it's off - something to do with Oricon?

    Comment by イチロ イノ (Ichiro Ino)
    19:36 31/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was waiting for this news, thanks

    Yoi otoshi o omukae kudasai

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    Comment by maru
    20:19 31/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm actually quite okay with this. Macross, Code Geass, Clannad, Aria, SW, Kannagi and Hidamari Sketch are definitely top anime worth buying. 10,000 is no suprise. ^^ Others not listed in 10,000 mark, I have no idea.

    And I'm sure, Minami-ke okawari could have done better if not for the..... change. =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 31/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Macross Frontier was awesome, don't bother about it.

    Comment by matt
    22:24 31/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    DVD/Blu-Ray of Gundam 00 only next year



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