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Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for September 24th - 30th.

Blu-ray
*1, 9,211 *9,211 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: Add-on Disc
*2, 7,082 *7,082 Hyouka vol.4 Limited Edition
*3, 6,666 *6,666 Dog Days' vol.1 Limited Edition
*4, 6,601 *6,601 Accel World vol.3 Limited Edition
*5, 5,312 *5,312 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, 5,131 *5,131 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Fan Disc
*7, 4,880 *4,880 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san vol.4 Limited Edition
*8, 4,567 *4,567 Guilty Crown vol.9 Limited Edition
*9, 4,330 *4,330 Inu x Boku SS vol.7 Limited Edition
10, 4,024 *4,024 Aquarion Evol vol.6
11, 3,732 44,853 Fate/Zero 2nd Season
12, 3,539 *3,539 Joshiraku vol.1 Limited Edition
13, 3,351 21,176 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II vol.1 Limited Edition
14, 3,068 *3,068 Jormungand vol.4 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 3,719 *,**3,719 Inu x Boku SS vol.7 Limited Edition
*2, 3,536 *,**3,536 Hakuouki Reimeiroku vol.1 Limited Edition
*3, 3,156 *,*10,810 Kuroko no Basket vol.3
*4, 2,530 *,**2,530 Dog Days' vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, 2,337 *,**2,337 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: Add-on Disc
*6, 2,228 *,**2,228 Arcana Famiglia vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, 2,069 *,**2,069 Bleach Shingami Daiko Shoshitsu Hen vol.2
*8, 1,478 *,**1,478 Accel World vol.3 Limited Edition
*9, 1,464 *,**1,464 Tsuritama vol.4 Limited Edition
10, 1,338 *,**1,338 Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi. vol.1 Limited Edition
11, 1,321 *,**1,321 Guilty Crown vol.9 Limited Edition
12, 1,208 *,**1,208 Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou vol.1 Limited Edition
13, 1,196 *,**1,196 Aquarion Evol vol.6
14, 1,110 *,**1,110 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse vol.1 Limited Edition
15, 1,091 *,**1,091 Hyouka vol.4 Limited Edition
16, 1,085 *,**1,085 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san vol.4 Limited Edition
17, 1,035 *,**1,035 Shirokuma Cafe vol.3
18, 1,018 *,**1,018 Queen's Blade: Rebellion vol.4
19, 1,007 *,**1,007 Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate vol.1 Limited Edition
20, *,905 *,***,905 AKB0048 vol.4
21, *,805 *,***,805 Beelzebub vol.16
22, *,765 1,161,301 Tonari no Totoro
23, *,747 *,***,747 Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! vol.1
24, *,685 *,***,685 Kimi to Boku. 2 vol.4 Limited Edition
25, *,682 *,***,682 Joshiraku vol.1 Limited Edition
26, *,669 *,***,669 Hagure Yuusha no Estetica vol.1

Single CD
*3, 24,886 24,886 kuroko Character Song Duet Series vol.3 Shintaro & Kazunari
*4, 17,173 17,173 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Duet CD Reiji & Ranmaru, Ai & Camus
*9, *9,407 *9,407 onod "Lunar Maria"
16, *3,697 15,181 Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning "Linear Blue wo Kikinagara"
17, *3,655 68,612 Colorful "Boku ga Boku de Arutame Ni"
18, *3,595 *3,595 Sengoku Collection "Darling to Madonna"
23, *3,039 *3,039 Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning "Earth Diver"
35, *1,886 75,069 Sword Art Online "crossing field"
36, *1,875 *1,875 Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust "Tsubasa"
37, *1,850 45,316 Joshiraku "Nippon Egao Hyakkei"
45, *1,524 25,849 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Duet Sereis vol.2 Tetsuya & Ryota
49, *1,403 48,102 Kagero Project "Children Code"

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Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Rankings for Summer 2012 (first volumes)
*1, 17,825 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II
*2, *8,760 Tari Tari
*3, *7,728 Yuru Yuri ♪♪
*4, *4,876 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
*5, *4,852 Oda Nobuna no Yabou
*6, *1,900 Moyashimon Returns

Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Sales Rankings for Spring 2012 (the first volumes)
*1, 41,121 Fate/Zero 2nd Season
*2, 21,997 Kuroko no Basket
*3, 10,424 Accel World
*2, *9,455 Hyouka
*4, *9,200 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
*5, *7,990 AKB0048
*6, *6,966 Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A
*7, *4,887 Eureka Seven AO
*8, *4,698 Natsuiro Kiseki
*9, *4,494 Tsuritama
10, *4,206 Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
11, *3,759 Queen's Blade: Rebellion
12, *3,588 Nazo no Kanojo X
13, *3,499 Jormungand
14, *3,302 Sengoku Collection
15, *3,192 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead
16, *2,520 Acchi Kocchi
17, *2,180 Hiiro no Kakera
18, *2,059 Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
19, *2,037 Sakamichi no Apollon
20, *1,487 Sankarea
21, *1,282 Upotte!!
20, *1,133 Shirokuma Cafe
21, **,882 Kimi to Boku. 2
22, **,785 Medaka Box (vol.2)
23, **,612 Zetman
24, **,389 Ginga e Kickoff!! (vol.3)

Out of the rankings
Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan
Ozma
Saint Seiya Omega
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yuru yuri, jinrui, and fate/zero kicking ass as expected
 
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So happy that YRYR s2 was underestimated. It has an awesome start. Hope it can get a second week as well and then we'll have to see how much the event ticket inflated sales. I have much higher hopes of a season 3 now than I did before though. Also hope Jintai can manage to get a 2nd week as well to get over 5k.
 
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dtshyk said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for September 17th - 23rd.

Blu-ray
*1, *41,121 *41,121 Fate/Zero 2nd Season Blu-ray Box
*2, *17,825 *17,825 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, **6,386 **6,386 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ vol.1
*6, **4,376 **4,376 Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A vol.4

DVD
*6, 1,342 *,**1,342 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ vol.1


Fate/Zero II tops as expected. How close was it to the 1st BD-BOX 1st week sales?

Horizon II ended up being overestimated on Stalker.

Both Yuru Yuri ♪♪ BD & DVD were underestimated as expected. How does it compare to Season 1?

How does Saki Achiga-Hen's sales compare to the previous volumes? :O
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YRYR & Jintai won't get second week (at least in numbers). The reason?
12/09/26 Joshiraku Vol.1
12/09/26 DOG DAYS´ Vol.1
12/09/26 Campione! Vol.1
12/09/26 Uchuu Kyodai Blu-ray DISC BOX 1
12/09/26 Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! Vol.1
12/09/26 Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate Vol.1
12/09/26 Hagure Yuusha no Estetica Vol.1
12/09/26 Uta Koi. Vol.1
12/09/26 Hakuouki: Reimei-roku Vol.1
12/09/26 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai Vol.1
12/09/26 Arcana Famiglia Vol.1
12/09/28 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Vol.1
That's gonna be hell of a week.

Ejc said:
Fate/Zero II tops as expected. How close was it to the 1st BD-BOX 1st week sales?

Horizon II ended up being overestimated on Stalker.

16,349 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon v1 -> 17,825 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II v1
42,690 Fate/Zero BD Box v1 -> 41,121 Fate/Zero BD Box v2
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Did they kinda decide to release Fate/Zero on BDs only? o.o

 
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Not surprised to see F/Z.
 
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Chipp12 said:
YRYR & Jintai won't get second week (at least in numbers). The reason?
12/09/26 カンピオーネ! ~まつろわぬ神々と神殺しの魔王~ 1 (イベント応募抽選券封入・初回生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 宇宙兄弟 Blu-ray DISC BOX 1
12/09/26 この中に1人、妹がいる! Vol.1 [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 恋と選挙とチョコレート 1(イベントチケット優先販売申込券封入・完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 はぐれ勇者の鬼畜美学 Vol.1 [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 超訳百人一首 うた恋い。 一(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 薄桜鬼 黎明録 第一巻<初回限定版> [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 だから僕は、Hができない。 第1巻 <初回限定版> [Blu-ray]
That's gonna be hell of a week.

I'd be surprised more than 2 or 3 out of this list ranked on the Tuesday BD list next week. They're all doing pretty poorly and not showing much improvement with this week being the week they're released.
 
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YRYR & Jintai won't get second week (at least in numbers). The reason?
12/09/26 じょしらく 1(期間限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 DOG DAYS´ 1(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 カンピオーネ! ~まつろわぬ神々と神殺しの魔王~ 1 (イベント応募抽選券封入・初回生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 宇宙兄弟 Blu-ray DISC BOX 1
12/09/26 この中に1人、妹がいる! Vol.1 [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 恋と選挙とチョコレート 1(イベントチケット優先販売申込券封入・完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 はぐれ勇者の鬼畜美学 Vol.1 [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 超訳百人一首 うた恋い。 一(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 薄桜鬼 黎明録 第一巻<初回限定版> [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 だから僕は、Hができない。 第1巻 <初回限定版> [Blu-ray]
12/09/26 アルカナ・ファミリア 1 (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]
12/09/28 トータル・イクリプス 第1巻 初回限定盤 [Blu-ray]
That's gonna be hell of a week.

Ejc said:
Fate/Zero II tops as expected. How close was it to the 1st BD-BOX 1st week sales?

Horizon II ended up being overestimated on Stalker.

16,349 *1 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon v1
42,690 *1 Fate/Zero BD Box v1


Thanks for the numbers. So they are actually quite close to the 1st Season and 1st BD-BOX respectively.

Yes, next week is gonna be a monster week. I'm curious about Dog Days' sales personally...
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So you want to say that YRYR & Jintai 2nd week sales would be better than their numbers?
Oh well, we'll see.
 
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It's possible. I'd say Campione and Dakara H will beat YRYR's second week. Jintai would depend on how supply constrained stores were during its release week. It was sold out on Amazon for awhile but I see now it's in stock. If it was heavily constrained I think it could make it.

But as you say, we'll see.
 
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Chipp12, now that's unfair... I want to see Jintai easily going over 5k and YY above 8k mark. At least Horizon's second week should be safe, it'll probably sell more than half new shows on their first week... Good to see better vol 1 sales, they should stay on similar level for remaining volumes too. I'm OK with 20k+ average, I was afraid it would get less than 20k overall.
 
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Fate/Zero as expected lol but it did not sell 60K on its first week this time
Horizon In the Middle of Nowhere did not sell 20K on its first week too unlike before but with that sales i think a season 3 will be possible

and Eureka 7 AO drats its not selling well since people love Character-Driven Story more than Plot-Driven Story
Lupin 3 The Woman Named Mine Fujiko did not sell so well i guess because people are deceived by its ending
 
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Does this mean we'll see Heaven's Feel animated?

And Kuroko is doing awesome, as usual.
 
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I am so so so happy that I placed my confidence in Yuru Yuri fans and trusted them to buy the BD on storefront (which means the Amazon stalker will grossly underestimate the final sales). This is what I said a week ago:
"I am a bit more optimistic and I'd put my guess above 5k (assuming DVDs rank) with some chance that it may get close to 6k or even goes slightly beyond that."
It turned out that it sold almost 8000 !!!! It is not "as expected" but far better than expected !!!
Who could have predicted that Yuru Yuri 2 can fight Tari Tari to a draw in the first week sales?? (7728 vs 7758) Everyone thought that even if YY2 did not follow the Ika-Milky Course, TT will beat YY2 hand down easily.

The Jinrui's figure is interesting, because if we follow the monthly BD sales ranking in Amazon, Jinrui is only a bit lower than TT but it turns out Jinrui only sold a bit less than 60% of what TT sold. This matches will the observation that Jinrui has a lot more buyers (proportion-wise) making their purchase in Amazon instead of storefront.

Now I can answer the questions I raised a week ago about this week anime BD/DVD sales:

- Is Yuru Yuri really going to sell a lot more than the Amazon stalker suggests? Will it be able to squeeze into the "top 4" of the summer season? After the airing of the final episode all 6 volumes have jumped in ranking in Amazon, but it cannot compare with Jinrui...

A: A most affirmative YES, and much better than most dared to expect even taking into account the adjustment from 1st season's behavior. A very high chance that YY2 will be among the "top 4" of the summer season, and the fight is not between YY2, DD2, Oda Nobuna and TE (total eclipse) but is between TT, YY2, DD2 and TE now.

- Jinrui jumps spectacularly in Amazon ranking after the airing of the "godly" final episode. Its volume 1 is now at #10 (all genres) and #5 (anime) of the BD ranking. And a whole "flotilla" of all the 6 volumes have made it into the top 25 of the anime BD ranking. A dark horse in the race for the "top 4" of the summer season -- will it spring a surprise?

A: A dark horse that sells better than expected certainly, but not enough to squeeze into top 4. Interestingly, while YY2 fights TT to a draw, here Jinrui is at a level near Oda Nobuna (4876 vs 4278). Initial estimate of Jinrui was below 2000 so at 5000 Jinrui is a huge success (by contrast Oda Nobuna was estimated to be 3000 or slightly above, at around 5000 after 3 weeks the jump is not as impressive)

- Is Kuroko no Basuke going to sustain the upward momentum displayed so amazingly by its first 2 volumes?

A: Yes. The drop from vol.2 to vol.3 is very very small. Vol.3 still sold around 15000 copies in its first week.

- Will season 2 of Rinne no Lagrange keep up with the sales of its 1st season? Or perhaps sell even more given its reception seems to be better for this season?

A: We need to wait until Friday and hopefully we will have an answer.

- Can Fate/Zero second season sell as well as its first season?

A: Most definitely. The drop in terms of first week sale is less than 5%.

- Same question for Horizon season 2. Fans now deem it will sell less than Sword Art Online but who knows for certain?

A: Most definitely. In terms of first week sale vol.1 of the 2nd season even outsold vol.1 of the 1st season.

Ejc said:

Both Yuru Yuri ♪♪ BD & DVD were underestimated as expected. How does it compare to Season 1?

A drop of slightly more than 20% compared to vol.1 of Season 1.
Ejc said:

How does Saki Achiga-Hen's sales compare to the previous volumes? :O

For first week sales, vol.4 has around 44k versus vol.2 at around 42k.
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Fate/Zero as expected lol but it did not sell 60K on its first week this time

Even the first box did not sell 60k after weeks.
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Horizon In the Middle of Nowhere did not sell 20K on its first week too unlike before

And Horizon season 1 vol.1 did not sell more than 20k in its first week either.
Modified by symbv, Sep 25, 2012 3:09 AM
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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YuruYuri Volume 1-3 come with event tickets so that'd boost sales a bit. I'm waiting to see what sales will be for volume 4.

Fate Zero 2 sells 41k first week. may sell 45k in two more weeks?
Horizon II was overestimated. :O
KuroBas volume 3 sells 14784 copies in first week. will it do so well to reach 20k? How will the second week go?

Jinrui sells less than I thought.

Let's see...next week we have:
Reimeiroku
Dog Days 2
Muv Luv
Joshiraku

Reimei and Dog Days....I'm very interested to see how these do especially Reimei. The rest are not gonna sell well, some may not even rank at all so...
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Fate/Zero's obscene sales don't surprise at all.

Who cares about that when TOTORO
 
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It's possible. I'd say Campione and Dakara H will beat YRYR's second week. Jintai would depend on how supply constrained stores were during its release week. It was sold out on Amazon for awhile but I see now it's in stock. If it was heavily constrained I think it could make it.

I have been tracking the Amazon BD sales ranking over the past week, Campione and Boku H never came above either YY2 or Jintai since they went on sale. So I think if we look at only sales in Amazon YRYR2 and Jintai in their 2nd week will still beat Campione and Boku H but given a significant amount of sale in its first week comes from storefront, more likely we shall see Campione and Boku H above YY2 and Jintai in 2nd week.

For the minor title this season, so far the ranking in Amazon is pretty consistent over the past few weeks. It is like
Campione > NakaImo > KoiChoco > Hagure and Boku H
The Amazon stalker figure, which accumulates throughout the season has the following order
Campione > Boku H > Hagure > KoiChoco > NakaImo
What seems to be clear is that Campione should outsell the other 4 titles, but among the 4 titles which sells best would be hard to tell.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Glad to see Jinrui wa Suitai doing well.

 
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Fate/Zero kicking ass and nice to see these animes Kuroko,Horizon II and Gundam Seed.
 
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Nice to see Jinrui there, that's all. Next week sales should be interesting
 
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Single CD
*8, 11,484 *11,484 Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning "Linear Blue wo Kikinagara"
28, *2,523 *73,183 Sword Art Online "crossing field"
38, *1,777 **1,777 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed "Akatsuki no Kuruma" "Mizu no Akashi" ReTracks


Wow, ReTracks was released?
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It's not surprising seeing Fate/Zero up there. It has the best animation ever, and I mean, the best non-movie anime graphics ever existed.

It's worth spending the money for, at least for Japanese people.

I think Kuroko will reach 25k this time.

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Good to see Fate/Zero selling just as good as the first part.

 
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Not what i expected from Kyoukai, but still good, let's see how much it gets next week.

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I think Kuroko will reach 25k this time.


That's very unlikely, very very unlikely. it's already starting to drop in sales, and it looks like Stalker overestimated Vol 3 even.
 
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Glad to see Yuru Yuri and Jintai there~
 
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It's not surprising seeing Fate/Zero up there. It has the best animation ever, and I mean, the best non-movie anime graphics ever existed.

It's worth spending the money for, at least for Japanese people.

I think Kuroko will reach 25k this time.
Fate/Zero's animation is fine at best. Most of the series consits of talking heads or not that great CG (Computer Graphics). Also, QUALITY everywhere, especially in Kerry vs Kirei.
Look at anything from KyoAni and you'll know what can be called the best animation ever.

Guilty Crown looks better than F/Z and didn't have to split itself (well, it did, but for three weeks, not months), graphics staff of GC was obviously more talented (such a shame I can't say it about script...). Yeah, F/Z is probably #2, but for sure not #1.
 
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That's very unlikely, very very unlikely. it's already starting to drop in sales, and it looks like Stalker overestimated Vol 3 even.


because volume 2 was also understocked on amazon. DX and stalker overestimated volume 1 by a lo too. but yes, it won't reach 25k. and it hasn't dropped by much. the first week for volume 2 had only 500 copies more sold.

not to mention volume 2 had a lucky break because of low thresholds last week.
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because volume 2 was also severely understocked. and stalker overestimated volume 1 by a lo too. but yes, it won't reach 25k. and it hasn't dropped by much. the first week for volume 2 had only 500 copies more sold.

not to mention volume 2 had a lucky break because of low thresholds last week.


Yeah, 25k is unlikely, 20k would be more reasonable, it might go slightly higher than that though, or lower.
 
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Does this mean we'll see Heaven's Feel animated?


Heaven's Feel Movie by DEEN coming soon next year. We are not ready.
 
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Nice to see both splash tar and smile precure in DVD list.
 
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Wait holy crap, i just noticed Yuru Yuri sold alot more than estimated, LOL AWESOME.
 
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It's still well below season one and will probably drop significantly from here (especially with Vol. 4 starting the no ticket releases) but it should maintain a respectable average. I'd love to see at least 6k average... Whatever it takes to get my season three. I'll buy this show for as long as they make it.



just.....what if it had 5.5k average? would it still get a season 3? cuz I love this show so much.
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I'm so happy I was intentionally pessimistic, because now I get to be really happy! =P

I guess this is HIGH FIVE for us!
It feels so good that even I think I was being optimistic, it was proved that it can go beyond optimistic :-)
jmal said:

It's still well below season one and will probably drop significantly from here (especially with Vol. 4 starting the no ticket releases) but it should maintain a respectable average. I'd love to see at least 6k average... Whatever it takes to get my season three. I'll buy this show for as long as they make it.

I think the key thing it how it clearly avoids the Ika-Milky-Course when Ika-musume dropped 45% in sales and Milky Holmes dropped two thirds in sales from season 1 to season 2. Yuru Yuri 2's figure is a drop of a bit over 20%, a more than respectable achievement for a 2nd season anime which is not big hits like Fate/Zero or Horizon. I am sure you have noticed how quiet the YY haters in 2ch -- imagine what might happen if the result is more ambiguous (say, a drop of a third in sales)....

jmal said:

- Will season 2 of Rinne no Lagrange keep up with the sales of its 1st season? Or perhaps sell even more given its reception seems to be better for this season?
A: We need to wait until Friday and hopefully we will have an answer.

The fact that it sold less than 2,093 already gives us our answer. =P Even the worst selling volume of season one sold 2,319 BDs first week. A shame. Oh well, I'm buying it.

You are right. The answer should be NO. I now wonder how much worse is it going to be.
You have season 1? I must say that while I enjoyed season 1, in my opinion season 2 is clearly better than season 1. Story is more engaging, the scale is bigger, the character's growth is clearer, while the main theme and the key worldview never wavers. And the animation, color palette and the music is as good as, if not better than, season 1. Judging from reactions in 2ch after the final episode, the consensus seems that it is an anime that goes against the original expectation a lot but not in a bad way, and people find it hard to hate.

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For first week sales, vol.4 has around 44k versus vol.2 at around 42k.
Missed a decimal point, heh. Or were you not talking about Achiga-hen?

Definitely missing the decimal point. Thanks for pointing it out.
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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jmal said:

Yeah, imported season one and also getting season two. My main driver is Madoka x Lan (+ Muginami). That it has a competent plot and good sense of humor helps too, but that threesome of heroines really sells it for me.

This is how I describe Rinne no Lagrange in an anime forum:
A yuri robot show. :-) :-)
And I am a Yuri Fan.

I was grateful when the director made it clear near the beginning of the series that the three guys WILL NOT fall in love with the three girls in lead role :-D


phoenixalia said:
just.....what if it had 5.5k average? would it still get a season 3? cuz I love this show so much.


Fans in Japan seem to desire a proper 2nd season of Saki more, instead of a spinoff like Ashiga-hen. The release of the Saki BD Box gives some fans hope that a Saki-2nd season is being planned.
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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jmal said:
We were talking about whether Yuru Yuri would get a third season at that point.

Sorry for the confusion.
I am sure Yuru Yuri will get a 3rd season if they so want. The sales definitely shows the consistent popularity of Yuru Yuri. As for stock, up till now there is 1 or 2 stories from vol.1-5, around one third to half of vol. 6 and 8 and the whole vol.9 (the latest volume) of the manga have not yet been used in the anime. And then there is the spinoff manga "Omuro family" (focused on Sakurako and her sisters) which have 8 stories so far. Each TV episode uses 2-4 stories from manga (if it is not an anime original). So the current stock is enough to make 8 episodes from manga, and we may have an anime original episode like ep.11 in season 2. So it is not as if we are running out of stock at all. Besides the author, Namori, is famous for her prodigious output. So stock-wise I am not worrying.

Given season 1 was aired in 2011 summer and season 2 was aired in 2012 summer, perhaps we should expect season 3 in next summer?
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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j0x said:
Fate/Zero as expected lol but it did not sell 60K on its first week this time

Even the first box did not sell 60k after weeks.
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Horizon In the Middle of Nowhere did not sell 20K on its first week too unlike before

And Horizon season 1 vol.1 did not sell more than 20k in its first week either.


ye i figured it out myself after reading the above comments before my initial reply on this thread
so that means my memory of the 60K sales of Fate/Zero is in the later weeks same thing happen with Horizon in the Middle of NoWhere

and drats Gundam AGE i know its a failure but its still saddening to see its sales
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I hope jintai can maintain at least a 3k average for next volumes.
 
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jmal said:

We were talking about whether Yuru Yuri would get a third season at that point. I definitely don't expect to see more Achiga-hen, and much as I loved it, a switch back to Kiyosumi is probably for the best now. If Kobayashi ever makes enough progress in the manga for a sequel to be animated...


It's already been confirmed that the remaining episodes of achiga-hen will take it up to the end of the semifinals. At that point the role of achiga-hen will be complete.

The Saki manga seems to be back to the standard 2 per month again now, albeit still with short chapters. On the other hand, Achiga-hen seems to have slowed a bit from its former hectic pace.

In other news:

Akarin! =)
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ye i figured it out myself after reading the above comments before my initial reply on this thread
so that means my memory of the 60K sales of Fate/Zero is in the later weeks same thing happen with Horizon in the Middle of NoWhere

For Horizon it reached 20k in later week, but what I meant to say for Fate/Zero is that it never made above 60k. The final figure is a bit over 51k.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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It's not surprising seeing Fate/Zero up there. It has the best animation ever, and I mean, the best non-movie anime graphics ever existed.

It's worth spending the money for, at least for Japanese people.

I think Kuroko will reach 25k this time.
Fate/Zero's animation is fine at best. Most of the series consits of talking heads or not that great CG (Computer Graphics). Also, QUALITY everywhere, especially in Kerry vs Kirei.
Look at anything from KyoAni and you'll know what can be called the best animation ever.
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You're right about F/Z graphic in most part, but I don't agree about Kirei vs Kerry have many QUALITY, I think that just composition effect from fast animation (its look weird on split second/pause etc)

Hyouka from KyoAni maybe far more deserve to called have best visual ever for TV anime just from technical viewpoint alone.

But I do love F/Z visual that seem like animated Visual Novel n the chara design is just like VN sprite even that causing the anime became talking head fiesta. As amateur I maybe enjoying F/Z graphic more than Hyouka .
 
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Glad to see Yuru Yuri 2 exceed expectations... hopefully the same can happen to Dog Days'. Also, it seems pretty clear cut now that Sword Art Online will be the seller of the season.

 
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Maybe SAO gonna beat IS average.
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fertygo said:
But I do love F/Z visual that seem like animated Visual Novel n the chara design is just like VN sprite even that causing the anime became talking head fiesta. As amateur I maybe enjoying F/Z graphic more than Hyouka .

Fate/Zero and Hyouka both excel visually, but in very different ways. Hyouka's stunning background and environmental art, visually eclectic "deduction" sequences, and insane level of character model consistency are its highlights. Fate/Zero, by the nature of its story, excels (except for the CG, urgh...) in intense action sequences and special effects that really have no place in Hyouka, which is a very different story and genre.
Ufotable's CG is great, why the complain :p
But seriously I only can enjoy CG if come from them (although Gyo is pretty bad)or Sunrise, or some third-party like Orange.

And CG usage in F/Z not just for object, they use it for dynamic camera effect, background etc, the aspect that people liking about F/Z visual.

Ufotable love and excel in those digital aspect. But for traditional animation, Hyouka and KyoAni is a lot more stellar.
 
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Just waiting for the announcement of Kuroko no Basketball season 2 any day now.
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As expected, Fate/Zero wins with great sales.
 
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the way i c it *1, 7,654 *,**7,654 Kuroko no Basket vol.3
will definitely have a second season
 
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YEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH Fate/Zero
 
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Maybe SAO gonna beat IS average.[


IS sales is at the high end of the range of sales estimates made by fans in 2ch for SAO although most guesses fall within the range of 25k to 35k.

There is one key factor that goes against SAO beating IS average though:
That SAO is a 2 cour anime and IS is just 1 cour long. Given sales almost always trend downward through the length of the series. The average of a 2 cour anime will necessarily be dragged down by this downward trend. And this puts the sales average of a 2-cour anime at a comparative disadvantage against a 1-cour anime.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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