August was a boring month as far as high-powered releases go. September is not, and there are a couple of series (particularly the Steins Gate combo pack hovering around 1500 with 4 weeks to go and the second half of Attack on Titan) which figure to have a pretty decent chance of making the US BD charts and providing really useful data. 4 solid datapoints wouldn’t be much, but it’s a lot better than 2. I could get more pumped about that if one of the release titles due out this month weren’t straight-up false advertising.
Director Kenji Kamiyama comments on each episode of the second season of Ghost in the Shell.
Kenji Kamiyama offers some brief comments on each episode of the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Mamoru Oshii talks about design choices, the title, and doll research for Ghost in the Shell: Innocence.
Production IG CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Director Kenji Kamiyama talk about Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Kamiyama talks about his take on the gits universe, and Ishikawa boasts about a sales total of 700,000 units, a total that blows away the DVD/BD wiki totals.
For season 1: 16019*13=208,247
For season 2: 19640*13=255,320
For a total of about 470,000 copies. There are some miscellaneous box releases that add ~10-20 thousand to that, but it’s still probably generous probably generous, since s2 had only released 6 of its 13 volumes at that point (with only 6 volumes out for s2, that total goes down to ~330,000). Not a factor of 5 like it might be with Chrono Crusade, and under-reporting by a factor of 2 has happened before, but still a huge difference.