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.

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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.