Pony Canyon has revealed the box arts of the two Blu-ray sets of the ongoing TV anime Dagashi Kashi second season. As reported, the illustrations were newly drawn by the original manga author Kotoyama. The company's official YouTube channel has also posted a digest clip of the bonus content for the first box, featuring a talk between Ayana Taketatsu (Hotaru) and Manami Numakura (Saya) at a dagashi store in Tokyo.
While indicating a gradual decline, the Love Live! Sunshine!! TV anime's second season still continues to be on the top of Japan's weekly anime Blu-ray sales charts with its second volume released on January 26. The second disc including the sequel's second and third episodes sold about 35,000 units in its first week, which was about 6,700 units less than its first disc. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon sales report, the special limited edition of the first volume of the Love Live! Sunshine!! TV anime's second season, released on December 22, sold a steady 42,000 units in its first week, taking the top spot in its overall weekly Blu-ray sales chart (including all genres). But the number is weaker than the first season. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Oricon's latest report, the limited edition Blu-ray of KanColle: The Movie, the anime feature film adaptation of Kadokawa Games' web browser game Kantai Collection/KanColle, was released on August 30 and sold a very good 27,000 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling Blu-ray in the overall weekly sales chart. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon report, all three Blu-rays of Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. still ranked in the top 10 of the weekly sales charts in its third week of release. It became the first title to achieve the record in the history of the charts since July 2008. Hit the jump for more details.
As expected, Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. has also become a record-breaking title in Japan's DVD/Blu-ray market. Following its sensational debut last week, the film's DVD/Blu-ray are still sold well in its second week. While all three editions of the Blu-ray ranked in the top 10 again, the DVD kept its No.1 position. Hit the jump for more details.
The DVD/Blu-ray discs of Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. were finally released in four editions in Japan on July 26. The total sales number of the discs in their first week was massive 638,000 units, and its total sales amount reached 4.36 billion yen. The youth sci-fi film earned 25.03 billion yen from its domestic run. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the DVD/Blu-ray release of the mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. in Japan today, director Makoto Shinkai has posted a two-minute video to introduce the storyboard images drawn for the film's OP movie, accompanied by RADWIMPS' "Yume Tourou" on YouTube. Watch PR videos for the disc's Japanese release after the jump!
With the polarizing live-action Ghost in the Shell getting ready to be released on home video, no one expected that NBCUniversal Japan would go so far as to bundle the 1995 animated film into its forthcoming home video release for Japanese collectors. Hit the jump for the details.