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.

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J Geeks’ top five roundup

2 12 2009

Fullmetal Alchemist finds its way into two top fives this week, with volume 21 of the manga series earning the No. 2 spot and the fourth Brotherhood DVD getting the five spot on the Oricon charts. The franchise refuses to fade into obscurity, and shows no sign of decreasing popularity.

Meanwhile, vampires still dominate the manga charts, with volume eight of Vampire Knight holding the top spot again, and Rosario Vampire finding the top five again, with volume 10 taking the No. 5 spot.

In Jpop, Exile hangs on, holding the No. 5 spot with Futatsu no Kichibiru. This week’s top slot goes to Akanishi Jin with its release Bandage.

In DVD’s Bakemonogatari enjoys a surge on the charts, getting spot numero uno with volume three. Detective Conan, Suzumiya and Gintama all share the chart this week.

The Japanese cinema charts still have yet to be updated on Box Office Mojo, and J Geeks may soon be looking for a new source.