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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for May 16 - 22

by dtshyk
May 31, 2011 1:42 AM | 26 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD & CD rankings for May 16th - 22nd.

DVD
*5, 9,574 9,574 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.2 Limited Edition DVD ver.
*9, 7,762 7,762 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.2 DVD ver.
12, 6,697 6,697 Hetalia World Series vol.6 Limited Edition
15, 6,123 6,123 Kuroshitsuji II vol.9 Limited Edition
25, 4,029 4,029 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.4 Limited Edition DVD ver.
26, 4,010 4,010 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.6 Limited Edition DVD ver.
27, 3,757 3,757 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory DVD Box G-Selection

Blu-ray
*1, 54,000 54,000 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.2 Limited Edition
*2, 23,000 23,000 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.2
*3, 16,000 16,000 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.6 Limited Edition
*4, 15,000 15,000 Tiger & Bunny vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, 11,000 11,000 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.4 Limited Edition

Single CD
*9, 14,438 *14,438 Dog Days "Presenter"
17, *6,790 131,255 SKET Dance "Kakko Warui I love you!"
18, *6,459 *79,418 Ao no Exorcist "Core Pride"
19, *6,362 **6,362 Nichijou "Zzz"
22, *5,476 **5,476 A-Channel "Morning Arch"
23, *5,402 **5,402 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko "Ruru"
27, *4,704 **4,704 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II "Ai no Yokan"
28, *4,140 **4,140 Seikon no Qwaser II "metaphor"
29, *3,798 **3,798 Softenni "Tsumasakidachi"
32, *3,166 **3,166 Steins;Gate "Toki Tsukasadoru Juuni no Meiyaku"
34, *3,092 *28,564 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~"
38, *2,705 **2,705 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. "Pandemic!"
41, *2,577 **2,577 Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi "Koshikaze no Holoscope"
44, *2,402 *18,207 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko "Os-Uchujin"
46, *2,448 *19,647 Hidan no Aria "Scarlet Ballet"

Album CD
*5, 14,043 14,043 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu etc. "Aya Museum" by Hirano Aya
14, *6,157 *6,157 Katanagatari etc. "Queendom" by Ali Project
15, *5,942 *5,942 The iDOLM@STER Artist 2 - Second Season - 01 by Kugimiya Rie
18, *5,373 *5,373 The iDOLM@STER Artist 2 - Second Season - 02 by Shimoda Asami
21, *4,414 *4,414 Maria†Holic Alive "RunRunRiru RanRan LaLa" by Kobayashi Yuu
22, *4,373 *4,373 Fukuyama Jun "Ai wo Utau!"
24, *3,749 15,806 Hatsune Miku "Unhappy Refrain"
38, *2,528 *2,528 Inazuma Eleven Song Collection vol.2

Sources: Oricon Youtaiju, Oricon News

20 of 26 Comments Recent Comments

Infinite Stratos deserves its sales, regardless of how shit it is. Deal with it.

Jun 2, 2011 7:31 PM by ringoo4

dtshyk said:


Blu-ray
*1, 54,000 54,000 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.2 Limited Edition



epic... nothing more i can say...

May 31, 2011 7:14 PM by agent535

Dark_Pride said:
yFSC said:
It's HILARIOUS when you have an fan of TV show X telling people other series suck


All fandoms have these types of fans. Jeez, do you live under the rock?


He's right though. I really shouldn't have even had a conversation here on why I don't like it. Opinions though, even I have to deal with them.

May 31, 2011 5:23 PM by JoJo10

yFSC said:
It's HILARIOUS when you have an fan of TV show X telling people other series suck


All fandoms have these types of fans. Jeez, do you live under the rock?

May 31, 2011 4:58 PM by Dark_Pride

It's HILARIOUS when you have an index fan telling people other series suck. I haven't seen such hypocritical fans in a long time.

May 31, 2011 3:34 PM by yFSC

jmal said:
xOriginalxSinx said:
Thats one problem I have with the Japanese. Most of the popular shows are how you described it. Now what bothers me is the direction anime might take because of Japanese tastes.

A market moving according to the tastes of its target consumers is exactly how business is supposed to work.

And you're exaggerating somewhat. T&A fanservice shows tend to sell decently, but most of them are *not* the 10k+ major hits that define a season. Unless you have a much broader definition than I do of T&A.


I might be exaggerating a bit. /a/ does stuff to people.


I personally think that people buy the DVD for Charlotte because she was a good character.

She's the most popular character


Fixed
I myself think I might have something to do with my fav series "Index" not doing so well

Do you mean being a poor adaptation or selling poorly? Index is not selling poorly at all... the first season averaged 12,126 per volume and season two is averaging 18,137 per volume after the first three volumes. Those are the sales of a clear hit.

As for whether it's poor adaptation, well, that's opinion but I wasn't a fan of what I watched of the second season. I'll stick with Railgun for my To Aru fix.



The beginning was adapted good but they rushed the end which was supposed to be the best part to redeem the rest of the season. I just thought it would do better. If you are gonna stick to Railgun you should read the manga for it if you want story. If you want to continue index by reading the novels in English contact my profile.

May 31, 2011 12:59 PM by JoJo10

jmal said:
xOriginalxSinx said:
More in the " I never hear one good thing about it" sense like Dragon Crisis.

Sometimes, Western fandom and Japanese fandom don't agree on shows. Japan loves IS, but English-speaking fandom seems more mixed.


Thats one problem I have with the Japanese. Most of the popular shows are how you described it. Now what bothers me is the direction anime might take because of Japanese tastes. Its slowly happening but if you notice that every season (at least to me) a person picks 1 or 2 shows that they watch because some are boring and the rest are fan service. I personally think that people buy the DVD for Charlotte because she was a good character.

I myself think I might have something to do with my fav series "Index" not doing so well but that is the shows fault itself for doing somewhat poor when it was airing. It is also one of the most popular novel series.

May 31, 2011 12:42 PM by JoJo10

I still wonder why Dragon Crisis sold so badly, I doubt it was the unholy trio of disasters that caused it. I haven't found a good reason from the Japanese perspective anywhere. I thought it was quite good.

May 31, 2011 12:24 PM by Hoppy

jmal said:
xOriginalxSinx said:
dtshyk said:
DVD
*9, 7,762 7,762 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.2 DVD ver.

This doesn't make sense.

In a "I don't like it so it shouldn't sell well" sense (which people kinda need to get over...), or in some other way? First volume sold 7.8k first week and this volume is almost exactly the same.


More in the " I never hear one good thing about it" sense like Dragon Crisis.

May 31, 2011 12:22 PM by JoJo10

dtshyk said:

DVD
*9, 7,762 7,762 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.2 DVD ver.


This doesn't make sense.

EDIT: This post and the follow ups are my opinion and shouldn't change others ideas. As someone pointed out I was being rude towards IS.

May 31, 2011 12:05 PM by JoJo10

Glad to know there are people like jmal on these forums.
And madoka blu-ray sales...intense. Shaft has been making a lot of money lately.

May 31, 2011 11:11 AM by Exkalamity

j0x said:
dtshyk said:

*7, *,624 *,*60,121 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
*8, *,260 111,913 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.1
*9, *,254 111,893 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.2


wow gundaum unicorn sells more than madoka magica right?
Yup

May 31, 2011 10:27 AM by Album

What the fuck? Secret base and Scarlet Ballet so low!

May 31, 2011 7:53 AM by OrochiPL

dtshyk said:

15, 6,123 6,123 Kuroshitsuji II vol.9 Limited Edition


Good to see it selling <3

jmal said:

Same thing as Sket Dance too - the AoEx OP is by a massive mainstream act, UVERworld. Most people buying it have no idea what AoEx is. They're buying it because it's the latest Uverworld single, so its sales are not a reflection of opinions of the anime. It's only really anisong-only singers (often seiyuu) where that matters much, and even then not always (Mizuki Nana will sell a lot even fi the anime isn't popular, e.g. Dog Days).

And quit it about everything "sucking". What is your problem? Just focus on the things you like instead of bitching like a kid about everything.


^
THIS.
Aside from Ao no Exorcist being a popular anime; UVERworld is a great band with a good amount of fans who are willing to support them. The OP is decent so I don't see any reason why it wouldn't sell. The same goes for the ED since it's sung by 2PM who are also pretty famous and are supported by a big amount of fans.

May 31, 2011 7:13 AM by AmnaMJ

yeah gundam unicorn and index

May 31, 2011 6:46 AM by Mr_Gutts

dtshyk said:

*7, *,624 *,*60,121 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
*8, *,260 111,913 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.1
*9, *,254 111,893 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.2


wow gundaum unicorn sells more than madoka magica right?

May 31, 2011 5:20 AM by isekai

hmm madoka got the no.1 place

May 31, 2011 4:29 AM by zheren

> SKET Dance? Serious? Both anime and music suck.

What? If you think so it doesn't mean anything. Anime isd good and ED is great(it's The Pillows, man).

And as most of people here wonder about Madoka sales. Would it beat BMG?

May 31, 2011 4:02 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Looks like Madoka is working hard. But seriously, that was a good show

May 31, 2011 2:54 AM by mikhailn

Good to see Madoka in first, but I'm really curious on how the BD sales are doing. Will it surpass vol.1 initial sales?

May 31, 2011 2:49 AM by Riga92

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