Amazon Japan’s Top Selling Anime Blu-rays for 2014

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Amazon Japan have release their statistics for the top selling products from 2014. Among those stats include the top selling anime Blu-rays of 2014. Buying the physical releases of the anime is one of the biggest avenues of profit for production companies and animation studios, so having high selling releases could lead to future iterations of the anime. And Amazon Japan is one of the biggest anime sellers, so this list could also be represented as the most popular anime of 2014, despite a few releases for 2013 anime.

So, what were the top selling anime Blu-rays for 2014 on Amazon Japan?

 

10. Otorimonogatari Volume 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥5,699 (~ $47.58 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

This release is for the first volume of the Otorimonogatari anime, adapting the Nadeko Medusa arc, which aired as the third part of Shaft’s (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Nisekoi) adaptation of Monogatari Series: Second Season by Nisio Isin and Vofan. The release contains the first 2 episodes of Otorimonogatari in addition to: a digipak drawn by the anime’s character designer Akio Watanabe, a bonus cd that contains the theme songs of the Nadeko Medusa arc, written commentary by series creator Nishio Ishin, a Mikatase clear case, a special booklet, a pinup of the anime’s end card, and a special feature containing character commentary.

 

9. Kabukimonogatari Volume 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥5,745 (~ $47.96 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

This release is for the second volume of the Kabukimonogatari anime, adapting the Mayoi Jiangshi arc, which aired as the second part of Shaft’s (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaNisekoi) adaptation of Monogatari Series: Second Season by Nisio Isin and Vofan. The Blu-ray contains the last two episodes of the Mayoi Jiangshi arc in addition to: a digipak drawn by the anime’s character designer Akio Watanabe, a bonus cd that contains the theme songs of the Mayoi Jiangshi arc, written commentary by series creator Nishio Ishin, a Mikatase clear case, a special booklet, a pinup of the anime’s end card, and a special feature containing character commentary.

 

8. Attack on Titan Volume 6 Blu-ray

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Price: ¥5,999 (~ $50.10 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

This release is for the 6th volume of Wit Studio’s adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) manga. This volume covers episodes 14-16 of the 2013 anime series and also contains: the second volume of the special Blu-ray visual novel game supervised by Isayama and written by Nitro+ (Steins;Gate, Chaos;Head) spanning 2 hours with three fully voiced scenarios, a special case designed by the anime’s character designer Kyoji Asano, illustration cards of the end cards, a special 12 page full colour booklet, a special video feature with the main characters as chibis, and a limited digipack.

 

7. Kabukimonogatari Volume 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥5,680 (~ $47.42 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

This release is for the first volume of the Kabukimonogatari anime, adapting the Mayoi Jiangshi arc, which aired as the second part of Shaft’s (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaNisekoi) adaptation of Monogatari Series: Second Season by Nisio Isin and Vofan. The Blu-ray contains the first two episodes of the Mayoi Jiangshi arc in addition to: a digipak drawn by the anime’s character designer Akio Watanabe, a bonus cd that contains the theme songs of the Mayoi Jiangshi arc, written commentary by series creator Nishio Ishin, a Mikatase clear case, a special booklet, a pinup of the anime’s end card, and a special feature containing character commentary.

 

6. Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu! Blu-ray

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Price: ¥ 5,594 (~ $46.69 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

This Blu-ray release is for the OVA of Girls und PanzerGirls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!, which aired in theatres in July 2014. In addition to the 38 minute OVA the release also contains: a 40 page full colour booklet, a 32 page of the original character designs of the anime – the second collection volume, an entry into a ticket prize to the fan event that was held in November last year, a video of Yukari Akiyama teaching about Italian Tanks, video footage of the 2013 Angler Fish Festival, all the released promotional videos and commercials, a version of the ED without text, and commentary with the cast, staff and military members.

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5. The [email protected] Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e! Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥ 8,600 (~ $71.80 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

The Blu-ray release of the [email protected] movie that released on January 25th last year, The [email protected] Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e! This limited edition of the release contains 4 discs, with Disc 1 containing: the full movie, a collection of trailers and commercials with audio commentary from the staff and cast. The second Blu-ray disc includes all 3 episodes of the anime based on The [email protected] Shiny Festa PSP and iOS game. Disc 3 is a DVD with special footage with greets and meets, behind the scenes and a special look at the anime’s cast. The fourth is a CD with some of the main songs from the film. In addition to that there is also a special B5 box, a special disc jacket, a special book containing all visuals and illustrations, all drawn by character designer Atsushi Nishigori and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero), and finally a ticket to a party even being held on February 15th at Zepp Tokyo.

 

4. Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥ 11,976 (~ $99.98 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

This Blu-ray is for the theatrical release of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin, ufotable’s adaptation of a side story of Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi’s light novels. The release contains the full two part movie as well as: a Blu-ray release of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin – Extra Chorus which is an adaptation of the manga shorts, the entire OST of the movie, the final recording of the Kara no Kyoukai Drama CD, various commercials and promotional videos, a large box featuring an illustration by Takeuchi, a special brochure, a special booklet and a series of pinup illustration cards.

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3. Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 Volume 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥ 3,554 (~ $29.67 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

The first volume of the second season of Sunrise’s (Gundam, Code Geass: Hangyaku no LelouchLove Live! School Idol Project anime. This release only has episode 1 of the anime, but also includes: all promotional videos and commercials released for the anime, textless versions of the anime’s OP and ED, a copy of the special program Smiling in the Springs 1, 2, Jump!, an entry into the lottery for tickets to the μ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation! live concert from January 31st till February 2nd, an original novel written by Sakurako Kimino, one of μ’s original CDs containing The Smiling Towards Happiness!, some special notes from the anime’s school, a special code for Love Live! School Idol Paradise for the Vita, a special anime card, a special booklet, a jacket and clear case with illustrations from anime character designer Asako Nishida. All of the video footage contains English subtitles.

 

2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: Rebellion Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥ 8,721 (~ $72.80 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

This Blu-ray release is of the third and final movie of Shaft’s Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica series, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: Rebellion. In addition to the main movie on Blu-ray there is: a clear case box for the disc, a special jacket, commercials and promotional videos for the film, a special booklet, a CD containing the film’s OST, a special early draft cut of the movie titled Homura 1st Take edition with comparisons to the final film, a short video written by Nishio Ishin, textless versions of the film’s OP and ED, audio commentary and Japanese and English subtitles for the main film.

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1. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 7 First Edition Blu-ray

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Price: ¥12,900 (~ $107.70 USD) | Amazon Japan Link

The highest selling anime Blu-ray on Amazon Japan is the 7th and final volume of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Over the Rainbow. The Blu-ray release of the anime contains the full hour long special in both Japanese and English audio, with Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin subtitles. In addition to the episode there is also: a special sleeve designed by mecha designer Hajime Katoki, the episode EX One Hundred Years of Solitude, a special program celebrating the 35th anniversary of Gundam, a special booklet with illustrations and concept of the 7th episode of Unicron and the EX episode, a video recap of episode 1-6, promotional videos and commercials, and special disc box jacket.

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And those are the top 10 selling anime Blu-rays on Amazon Japan.



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