J Geeks weekly roundup

29 01 2010

Avatar continues its hold on the Japanese box offices, as it did in America, holding the No. 1 spot for five weekends in a row. It will be interesting to see how long the movie’s staying power will be worth.

The manga top five looks almost unchanged from five weeks ago, save for a new first-placer. Yugioh GX, Vol. 4 sits atop the nytimes.com list, leading Naruto 46, followed by Vampire Knight Vol. 8.

The Oricon Jpop charts, as they often do, are almost competely new, but with some old favorites. Yui dominates the top of the chart, with Kodi Kuma at No. 2 and Miss Nana herself, Mika Nakashima in No. 3.

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J Geeks Weekly Roundup

26 12 2009

With little surprise, One Piece once again dominates the weekend box office charts for the week before X-mas, taking the No. 1 spot the for the second week in a row since its premiere. It will be interesting to see how much staying power the film will have. The only addition to the chart is the Nodame Cantabile movie.

As per usual, the Jpop charts are completely different this week, with the top spot going to Masaharu Fukuyama.

Topping the anime charts this week is a little slice of Americana. Bolt earned the No. 1 spot on the Oricon weekly DVD charts, with the latest Pokemon Movie to release on DVD coming in second.

It must be breaktime at the NY Times, with no manga update for the week.





J Geeks top five roundup

18 12 2009

One Piece: Strong World took the top spot in the Japanese box office for the weekend of Dec. 12-13. New One Piece movies are always a sure hit with Japanese audiences, and Strong World had a couple things going for it: Namely a prologue manga giveaway and Manga-ka Eiichiro Oda taking a more active role in its production.

Vampires still hold strong in the manga listings, with Vampire Knight, Vol. 8 in the No. 2 spot and Rosario Vampire, Vol. 10 right behind at No. 3. Bleach, Vol. 29 takes the top spot this week.

Keisuke Kuwata tops the Oricon charts this week, in a lineup that’s completely new from the previous chart.





J Geeks top 5 roundup (Dec. 9)

9 12 2009

Asian Kung Fu Generation hits the charts again.

Asian Kung Fu Generation makes its way onto the Oricon charts this week, earning the fifth spot on Week 50. Their latest single, a mellow electronic number “Shinseki no Long Song,” has a pretty funky video, which can be seen here: (Asian Kung Fu Generation).

An American duo tops the New York times manga charts this week. Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path edged out all comers to take the top spot. Naruto’s 46th volume still maintains a stranglehold on the third spot, and Vampire Knight, Vol. 8 stays on the chart at slot No. 2.

Thanks for Kogyo Tsushinsha, J Geeks now has a reliable source for Japanese cinema charts. This week its two American releases dominating the J box office, with UP! earning the No. 1 spot, 2012 in second and Disney’s A Christmas Carol in fourth.

On Japanese DVD, the charts look like a simple reshuffling, with nearly all the top five having been there before. Sengoku Basara, Vol. 6 earns the top spot on the Oricon charts this week, with Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser dropping to No. 5.