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Posted by hayashi_natsumi0 pt Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Amachan breaks records on Oricon DVD/Blu-ray charts

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Last year's NHK Morning Drama (Asadora) "Amachan" caused a phenomenon in Japan and drew much attention for its special segment on New Year's Eve's "Kohaku Uta Gassen". The third DVD/Blu-ray for the drama "Amachan Kanzenban DVD-Box 3" and "Blu-ray Box 3", released on January 10, topped Oricon's weekly drama DVD/Blu-ray ranking for the week of January 20, selling 8158 copies (DVD overall ranking no. 2) and 11939 copies (Blu-ray overall ranking no 5) respectively.

This is the first time an Asadora DVD has ever ranked in top 3 in the DVD category, breaking its own record at 6th place for the previous volume of the same drama containing episodes from weeks 9 - 16 of Amachan.

The DVD costs 19950 yen (around $190 USD) while the Blu-ray costs 22575 yen (around $215 USD). Even though both are rather expensive, both sold better than its previous volumes (DVD debut at 7370 copies, Blu-ray at 10618 copies), ending the season with record-breaking sales. Toei Video commented that the chart-topping sales were most likely a result of increased TV appearance at the end of the year as well as Kohaku.

The latest box set contains Week 17 "Ora, Kanashimi ga Tomaranee" to Week 26 (final week) "Oratachi, atsuiyone!".

Source & Image: Oricon
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