I’ve been silent for this past week because I was in Chile (working xD), so I really didn’t have time to post this earlier, sorry about that! Let me sum up what I haven’t posted so far! =)
GATE 7 #1 sales report
The first volume of GATE 7 landed at position 8 in Oricon’s weekly ranking on its first week of sales:
1st – Naruto #54
2nd – Bleach #50
3rd – Bakuman. #13
8th – GATE 7 #1
The first volume of GATE 7, released June 3rd (2 days before the end of this week’s ranking), scored a total of 93.210 copies sold, according to Oricon. Very good numbers. For comparison’s sake, the volumes of XXXHOLiC and Tsubasa sold around 190.000 copies in average on their debut weeks and the Kobato. volumes usually sell around 40.000 (or less) copies on their first week of sales.
However, it’s worth mentioning that GATE 7 was released in the middle of the ranking week, therefore it had very good numbers for only 3 days of sales. Let’s wait for the next week numbers to have a clearer idea.
Speaking of GATE 7, here’s the front and back cover of volume 1 (thanks for providing the scan):
The first volume also came with a poster featuring a new illustration:
Also, this week 2 new PVs of BLOOD-C were posted at the official website. In one of them you can listen to a preview of the OP theme song, performed by DUSTZ.
I really like the first one =) Less than a month now before the TV series starts.
Not sure how important this “news” is but I thought I should share it xD CLAMP member Nanase Ohkawa recently wrote in her Private Board that she’s been taking the other CLAMP members to her yoga classes. First she took Satsuki, then Nekoi and Mokona. Now all 4 CLAMP members are taking weekly yoga classes. You might all remember a while ago when Ohkawa mentioned her yoga teacher had a very healing voice and she wanted the anime version of Kobato to have the same healing voice as her.