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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Jun 20 - 26

by dtshyk
Jun 28, 2011 1:18 AM | 69 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD & CD rankings for June 20th - 26th.

DVD
*1, 48,766 *,176,131 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*2, 20,214 *,*20,214 One Piece Log Collection "Skypiea"
*3, 10,892 *,*10,892 Ao no Exorcist vol.1 Limited Edition
*4, *8,528 *,**8,528 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.3 Limited Edition
*5, *7,758 *,**7,758 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.3
*6, *6,891 *,**6,891 SKET Dance recap
*7, *4,574 *,**4,574 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi vol.1 Special Edition
*8, *4,132 *,**4,132 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.5 Limited Edition
*9, *4,108 *,**4,108 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.7 Limited Edition
10, *3,297 *,**3,297 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team DVD Box
11, *2,947 *,**2,947 Bleach Hamen Metsubo Hen vol.5
12, *2,855 *,**2,855 Starry☆Sky vol.5 Special Edition
13, *2,592 *,**2,592 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV) vol.1
14, *2,349 *,**2,349 Hidan no Aria vol.1
15, *2,283 *,**2,283 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto vol.6 Limited Edition
16, *1,699 *,**1,699 Freezing vol.4
17, *1,504 *,**1,504 Heavy Metal L-Gaim DVD Box vol.1
18, *1,391 *,**1,391 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.1 Limited Edition
19, *1,340 *,**1,340 Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail vol.5
20, *1,336 *,**1,336 Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou vol.2
21, *1,312 *,**1,312 A-Channel vol.2 Limited Edition
22, *1,302 *,**1,302 Tegami Bachi Reverse vol.7 Limited Edition
23, *1,275 *,**1,275 Level E vol.5
24, *1,242 1,077,060 My Neighbor Totoro
25, *1,143 *,**1,143 Cheburashka Arere? Movie Limited Edition
26, *1,083 *,**1,083 Keroro Gunsou 7th Season vol.5
27, *1,071 *,**1,071 Tiger & Bunny vol.2
28, *1,003 *,**1,003 Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa 2 vol.5
29, **,963 *,***,963 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes vol.6
30, **,924 *,***,924 Nichijou vol.1 Special Edition

Blu-ray
*1, 51,840 51,840 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.3 Limited Edition
*2, 22,685 22,685 Tiger & Bunny vol.2 Limited Edition
*3, 22,197 22,197 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.3
*4, 16,731 16,731 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.7 Limited Edition
*5, 11,802 11,802 Steins;Gate vol.1
*6, 11,590 11,590 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.5 Limited Edition
*7, 10,150 10,150 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Limited Edition
*8, *9,463 46,130 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*9, *7,318 *7,318 Ao no Exorcist vol.1 Limited Edition
10, *6,511 *6,511 Natsume Yuujinchou Blu-ray Box
11, *5,884 *5,884 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Limited Edition
12, *5,649 *5,649 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV) vol.1
13, *5,267 *5,267 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.1 Limited Edition
14, *5,089 *5,089 Akira
15, *4,892 *4,892 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto vol.6 Limited Edition
16, *4,826 *4,826 Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail vol.5
17, *4,007 *4,007 Hidan no Aria vol.1

Single CD
*4, 38,496 *38,496 Sengoku Basara Movie: The Last Party "Flags" & "The party must go on"
11, *9,588 **9,588 Pokemon Best Wishes! "Pokemon Ierukana? BW"
15, *6,142 *35,169 Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream "Happy Go Lucky!"
21, *4,742 *20,541 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai "Aoi Shiori"
26, *3,586 208,880 Detective Conan "Don't Wanna Lie"
31, *2,674 **2,674 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II Character CD Nagase Jun
37, *2,357 **2,357 Steins;Gate Game "Uchu Engineer"
38, *2,351 *37,800 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~"
42, *2,187 **2,187 Sora no Otoshimono: Tokeijikake no Angeloid "Second"
45, *2,043 *90,309 Ao no Exorcist "Core Pride"
48, *1,988 *12,100 Gintama' "Samurai Heart"

Album CD
*2, 91,626 *91,626 Gintama Best2
11, 13,394 *13,394 Angel Beats! "Key + Lia Best 2001 - 2010"
13, 11,026 *11,026 Hatsune Miku etc. Vocaloid Best from Niconico Douga Aka
14, *9,654 **9,654 Hatsune Miku etc. Vocaloid Best from Niconico Douga Ao
19, *5,735 **5,735 The iDOLM@STER Artist 2 Second Season vol.3 Miura Azusa
20, *5,567 **5,567 The iDOLM@STER Artist 2 Second Season vol.4 Akizuki Ritsuko
23, *4,805 **4,805 Soukyuu no Fafner - Heaven and Earth "mirror☆ge" by angela
28, *4,027 120,253 Ao no Exorcist etc. "Life 6 Sense" by UVERworld
38, *3,356 **3,356 Gintama Best
44, *2,890 **2,890 Shintani Ryoko "Unlocker!"
47, *2,755 **2,755 Ao no Exorcist Original Sound Track vol.1

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 69 Comments Recent Comments

Nichijou did 3 frt.

Jul 5, 2011 7:45 AM by ringoo4

jmal said:
People read more into that than was intended and an unnecessary debate picked up from there.
More like they decided to use the comment as an excuse to diss KyoAni. But even if Nichijou flopped, I still loved it. It's too bad it's so love it or hate it, which leads to many haters.

Jul 2, 2011 2:27 PM by Leon-Gun

taj69 said:
When you're talking about anime company successes, dont even bother discussing sunrise, cause its not a company. Its a conglomerate. Like it not, sunrise isnt even within the scales of comparison.

You're really talking more about Bandai Namco at this point - Sunrise being one of their subsidiaries. Anyone who knows anything about the anime industry understands that Sunrise and other studios are hard to compare in terms of the financial backing of their owners - but while it's relevant, it's really getting outside of the scope of the initial comments made that got everything started.

The argument, after all, was never ever that KyoAni, or any studio for that matter, is "bigger" than Sunrise. It was a simple, factual statement that despite having the highest average sales (TV series implied, no other restrictions implied), even KyoAni can't make a smash hit every single time. People read more into that than was intended and an unnecessary debate picked up from there.

Jul 2, 2011 8:53 AM by jmal

Here is a real life comparison between sunrise and kyoani.
Kyoani: shoot, cant believe i failed this last test. even though ive always gotten perfect scores. What did you get sunrise sempai?
Sunrise: Eh, I dont really care about tests, my dad owns the school, and im sleeping with 3 of teachers and the captain of the cheerleading squad.

When you're talking about anime company successes, dont even bother discussing sunrise, cause its not a company. Its a conglomerate. Like it not, sunrise isnt even within the scales of comparison.

From wiki:
As of January 21, 2008, the Gundam franchise is a 50 billion yen trademark.

Academic fields in Japan have also viewed the series as a good inspiration in research fields, with the Gundam academy (or officially International Gundam Society) being the first academic institution based on an animated TV series

Get back to me when they make a SOS brigade Academy.

You would think that people who watch anime would have some kind of understanding of what goes on behind the scenes, but everyone seriously only cares about their favorite animes.

Jul 2, 2011 6:30 AM by taj69

Well it sad that deadman wonderland will probably not get a second season,
and people wonder why we see so little gory animes.

Jun 30, 2011 7:14 PM by RandyW88

RyanSaotome said:
Thing I really find surprising though is how badly Deadman Wonderland did. It didn't even sell 1k?

Probably not even 1k with both formats combined. I'm not too shocked though.. isn't the kind of show I pegged as selling much. Maybe everyone interested is just buying the manga.

Jun 30, 2011 1:25 PM by jmal

So Nichijou ends up at 3.5k... so barely above the manabi line. Has to be viewed as a disappointment overall

Thing I really find surprising though is how badly Deadman Wonderland did. It didn't even sell 1k?

Jun 30, 2011 1:24 PM by RyanSaotome

> I thought OreTsuba was fascinating. Easily one of the most unique visual novel adaptations I've seen, and after some early bumps, quite well put together from what was clearly a complicated and crazy original story. I was a little disappointed with the ending, however, which bumped it down for me.

Same here but for most of people it was total disappointment. Average viewers just had WTF about plot and hardcore fans of VN didn't like plot cutting

Jun 30, 2011 10:41 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Nachtwandler_21 said:
31, *1,025 *1,025 Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai vol.1

Same here but this time it's studios fault. To take good and popular visual novel and cut 3/4 of plot but add more fanservice. It was stupid plan

I thought OreTsuba was fascinating. Easily one of the most unique visual novel adaptations I've seen, and after some early bumps, quite well put together from what was clearly a complicated and crazy original story. I was a little disappointed with the ending, however, which bumped it down for me.

Yes, there was fanservice, but I guess I find it hard to object much to some fanservice in an adaptation of an eroge. The fanservice was, while common, rarely taking up a lot of time. The bulk of the show was devoted pretty closely to character relationships and plot. All in all I thought it was really well done until the end. It wasn't perfect, but the craziness and uniqueness really kept it going for me.

I'd love to go through the original visual novel, though. I can only imagine what it must be like, but it's got to be interesting.

Jun 30, 2011 10:01 AM by jmal

23, *2,493 *2,493 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai vol.6 Limited Edition
25, *1,842 *1,842 Gosick vol.3
27, *1,316 *1,316 Astarotte no Omocha! vol.1
33, *1,002 *1,002 Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu vol.9


Pity but predictable

31, *1,025 *1,025 Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai vol.1


Same here but this time it's studios fault. To take good and popular visual novel and cut 3/4 of plot but add more fanservice. It was stupid plan

Jun 30, 2011 8:41 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Update
DVD
31, **,921 *,***,921 Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector vol.1
32, **,912 *,***,912 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? vol.4 Deluxe Edition

Blu-ray
18, *3,899 *3,899 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes vol.6
19, *3,697 *3,697 A-Channel vol.2 Limited Edition
20, *3,228 *3,228 Freezing vol.4
21, *3,218 *3,218 Sora no Otoshimono Blu-ray Box
22, *2,620 *2,620 Nichijou vol.1 Limited Edition
23, *2,493 *2,493 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai vol.6 Limited Edition
24, *1,947 *1,947 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? vol.4
25, *1,842 *1,842 Gosick vol.3
26, *1,325 *1,325 Yumekui Merry vol.4
27, *1,316 *1,316 Astarotte no Omocha! vol.1
28, *1,269 *1,269 Shakugan no Shana Blu-ray Box
29, *1,212 60,102 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.2 Limited Edition
30, *1,056 *1,056 Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu! vol.4 Limited Edition
31, *1,025 *1,025 Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai vol.1
32, *1,007 65,438 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.1 Limited Edition
33, *1,002 *1,002 Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu vol.9
34, **,989 **,989 Hourou Musuko vol.3

Jun 30, 2011 3:03 AM by dtshyk

It's best to ignore Kaioshin Sama. This guy is talking wall. He wants everyone to believe that he is the smartest anime watcher in the world and we are all hallucinated by Kyoani's dark magic.

Jun 29, 2011 6:49 PM by ringoo4

jmal said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
I am genuinely sorry that I hurt your fanboy senses with my posting enough to get these types of comments as a reply. Let me make it up to you some day bro.

I'm more offended by the flagrant abuse of statistics and logic, not the particular studio you used as a premise for said abuse.

But I won't even remember who you are by tomorrow, so don't worry, it's cool.


That's a much more reasoned response, thank you. In kind I will attempt to return the same. To be honest I've been pretty offended by what I see as flagrant abuse of statistics and logic so far, but I don't really consider you one of the offenders in that regard so much as someone whose posts resulted in a misunderstanding that I believe is now cleared up.

Now that we're on the same page I think we can agree on the whole average TV Series sales thing, though again as I said above I'm not exactly sure that that means anything in the grand scheme (as in all time) and I kind of have to agree with some people (even though I don't think what I'm about to say was their motivation at all) that it's tough to compare a recent studio like Kyoani to the all time sales of other studios throughout the history of anime. That was our mutual mistake because it really doesn't work well as has been demonstrated by all the crazy arguments and inclusions and exclusions that have resulted from comparing a studio with barely 20 overall productions below it's belt to ones with decades of history and with hundreds of series produced or only movies produced. We have on our hands and argument that has no immediate resolution, but our discussion does and I think it's fair to end it on this note.

It's all cool then I hope.

Jun 29, 2011 2:09 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
I am genuinely sorry that I hurt your fanboy senses with my posting enough to get these types of comments as a reply. Let me make it up to you some day bro.

I'm more offended by the flagrant abuse of statistics and logic, not the particular studio you used as a premise for said abuse.

But I won't even remember who you are by tomorrow, so don't worry, it's cool.

Jun 29, 2011 1:53 PM by jmal

jmal said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Go back and read what I've actually posted instead of responding to what you think I've posted. Until then I'm done with this argument.

Kaioshin_sama cast "Ignore relevant arguments and run while claiming to be misunderstood"!

It missed!

Better level up some more.


I am genuinely sorry that I hurt your fanboy senses with my posting enough to get these types of comments as a reply. Let me make it up to you some day bro.

Jun 29, 2011 1:47 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Go back and read what I've actually posted instead of responding to what you think I've posted. Until then I'm done with this argument.

Kaioshin_sama cast "Ignore relevant arguments and run while claiming to be misunderstood"!

It missed!

Better level up some more.

Jun 29, 2011 1:42 PM by jmal

jmal said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Who said I was talking strictly about TV series? Did the guy I responded to say TV sales?

Really? This is the loophole you're going with? Even if for some reason you thought I was including movies - an assumption no one else seems to have made - Sunrise still wouldn't be first because of the large number of low profile shows they do alongside their big franchises.


A perfectly sensible response would have been "Oh okay if you're talking about TV series then yes that's correct" and dropping it, not a short novel vehemently refusing to accept that you could have ever possibly misunderstood and explaining all the ways KyoAni is doomed blah blah blah.

[diatribe about how KyoAni is doomed because of one show making low-average sales]

This is what is called wishful thinking, my friend, and that alone does not make a coherent argument. People said the same after SoraAge sp;d significantly far less than Nichijou is going to. Then K-ON! was released. Oops.

And of course your other comeback attempt is based on deliberately ignoring the important part of what you thought you were refuting:
for nearly every show they've done

The above is pretty fundamental when talking about averages. Nobody would argue KyoAni (or probably any TV anime studio) has sold more total discs than Sunrise over the decades.

But total numbers don't define averages, now do they?


Go back and read what I've actually posted instead of responding to what you think I've posted. Until then I'm done with this argument. Though if you ask me the argument has already gotten so unbelievably stupid and off-track that there's no point in continuing it anyway. Only the best for MAL.

I will close up by clarifying that yes Kyoani has a low production/high yield factor working in their favor when it comes to averages on TV series sales. I'm not exactly sure how this is supposed to mean anything however.

Jun 29, 2011 1:38 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Who said I was talking strictly about TV series? Did the guy I responded to say TV sales?

Really? This is the loophole you're going with? Even if for some reason you thought I was including movies - an assumption no one else seems to have made - Sunrise still wouldn't be first because of the large number of low profile shows they do alongside their big franchises.

A perfectly sensible response would have been "Oh okay if you're talking about TV series then yes that's correct" and dropping it, not a short novel vehemently refusing to accept that you could have ever possibly misunderstood and explaining all the ways KyoAni is doomed blah blah blah.

[diatribe about how KyoAni is doomed because of one show making low-average sales]

This is what is called wishful thinking, my friend, and that alone does not make a coherent argument. People said the same after SoraAge sold significantly far less than Nichijou is going to. Then K-ON! was released. Oops.

And of course your other comeback attempt is based on deliberately ignoring the important part of what you thought you were refuting:
for nearly every show they've done

The above is pretty fundamental when talking about averages. Nobody would argue KyoAni (or probably any TV anime studio) has sold more total discs than Sunrise over the decades.

But total numbers don't define averages, now do they?

Jun 29, 2011 1:35 PM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Though I will say that the one guy jmal coming at me with, "most animation studios are lucky to pass 10k more than once in their history. KyoAni has done it ten times in less than a decade for nearly every show they've done. Sorry, no other studio like that exists", only to have good old Westlo come up with the Sunrise TV series stats for the last decade which immediately proved the above quote about no other studio like that existing wrong was highly entertaining.


Not a fair comparison. He counted Gintama 3 times, when its only 1 series. It would be like counting each year of Naruto or One Piece as a separate anime. So its still 10 shows for KyoAni that had 10k+, and 8 for Sunrise.


Are you serious? I knew somebody was probably going to try this one and I'm really quite glad they did since it's hilarious and dumb as hell, but here's the thing, if you're going to count Gintama as one series then you might as well count Haruhi, Clannad and K-On as one series each respectively then. If we want to do this and be really fucking dumb, fanboyish and desperately defensive about this whole argument then you might as well say that Kyoani only has 6 10,000+ franchises then. And while we're at it why don't we count the Sunrise stuff as all one entity too. Let's be really ridiculous about this and combine all their shows with like titles together so that we end up with 5 10,000+ selling shows. Even though that's not at all how the list goes and how these things are actually being counted, let's just do this for no real logical reason so we can really take this argument into stupid territory. Look how much we've accomplished!!!!

Jun 29, 2011 1:32 PM by PeacingOut

RyanSaotome said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Though I will say that the one guy jmal coming at me with, "most animation studios are lucky to pass 10k more than once in their history. KyoAni has done it ten times in less than a decade for nearly every show they've done. Sorry, no other studio like that exists", only to have good old Westlo come up with the Sunrise TV series stats for the last decade which immediately proved the above quote about no other studio like that existing wrong was highly entertaining.


Not a fair comparison. He counted Gintama 3 times, when its only 1 series. It would be like counting each year of Naruto or One Piece as a separate anime. So its still 10 shows for KyoAni that had 10k+, and 8 for Sunrise.
Sunrise depends on a few main franchises, that much is obvious. But again, the issue was that people were going to be aggresive in their judgement of Nichijou "because" it is a KyoAni show. The whole KyoAni vs Sunrise fanboyism is really besides the point.

Jun 29, 2011 1:14 PM by Leon-Gun

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