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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Jul 25 - 31

by dtshyk
Aug 2, 2011 1:16 AM | 58 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD & CD rankings for July 25th - 31st.

DVD
*1, 14,260 *,*14,260 Gintama' vol.1 Limited Edition
*2, *8,841 *,**8,841 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.4 Limited Edition
*3. *8,126 *,**8,126 Ao no Exorcist vol.2
*4, *7,870 *,**7,870 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.4
*5, *6,860 *,**6,860 Hetalia World Series vol.7 Limited Edition
*6, *5,628 *,236,365 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*7, *4,862 *,*24,282 One Piece Log Collection "God"
*8, *4,643 *,**4,643 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.2 Limited Edition
*9, *4,479 *,**4,479 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.8 Limited Edition
10, *4,020 *,**4,020 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.6 Limited Edition
11, *3,226 *,**3,226 Dog Days vol.1 Limited Edition
12, *3,044 *,**3,044 Bleach Hamen Metsubo Hen vol.6
13, *2,906 *,**2,906 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV) vol.2
14, *2,704 *,**2,704 Hellsing Ultimate vol.8 Limited Edition
15, *2,355 *,**2,355 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto vol.7 Limited Edition
16, *2,030 *,**2,030 Hidan no Aria vol.2
17, *1,956 *,**9,137 Eiga Precure All Stars DX3: Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai wo Tsunagu Niji-iro no Hana Special Edition
18, *1,943 1,086,077 My Neighbor Totoro
19, *1,830 *,**6,363 One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase
20, *1,738 *,**1,738 Freezing vol.5
21, *1,681 *,**1,681 Beelzebub vol.2
22, *1,455 *,**8,896 Nintama Rantarou Movie: Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudou! no Dan Special Edition
23, *1,353 *,**1,353 A-Channel vol.3 Limited Edition
24, *1,305 *,**1,305 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.2 Limited Edition
25, *1,293 *,**5,089 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi vol.2 Special Edition
26, *1,290 *,**1,290 Level E vol.6
27, *1,261 *,**8,420 Inazuma Eleven: Saikyou Gundan Ogre Shuurai Limited Edition
28, *1,181 *,**3,413 Starry☆Sky vol.6 Special Edition
29, *1,113 *,**2,709 Nintama Rantarou Movie: Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudou! no Dan Standard Edition

Blu-ray
*1, 51,254 51,254 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.4 Limited Edition
*2, 23,727 23,727 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.2 Limited Edition
*3, 22,086 22,086 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.4
*4, 17,568 17,568 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.8 Limited Edition
*5, 12,984 12,984 Steins;Gate vol.2
*6, 11,124 11,124 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.6 Limited Edition
*7, *6,401 *6,401 Dog Days vol.1 Limited Edition
*8, *6,220 *6,220 Ao no Exorcist vol.2
*9, *6,174 *6,174 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV) vol.2
10, *5,532 *5,532 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.2 Limited Edition
11, *4,909 *4,909 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto vol.7 Limited Edition
12, *3,887 *3,887 A-Channel vol.3 Limited Edition
13, *3,625 *3,625 Hidan no Aria vol.2
14, *3,264 *3,264 Freezing vol.5

Single CD
*2, 60,254 *60,254 One Piece "Fight Together"
*3, 38,999 *38,999 Fairy Tail "Don't think, Feel!!!"
*8, 15,231 *15,231 Sphere "Let Me Do!!"
14, 12,016 *30,926 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% "Maji Love 1000%"
18, *7,533 **7,533 Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou "Hoshi no Arika."
19, *7,346 **7,346 Kamisama Dolls "Fukanzen Hensho"
23, *6,574 **6,574 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Character Song by Ittoki Otoya
32, *3,959 **3,959 Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi "Once"
33, *3,887 *40,207 Pokemon Best Wishes! "Pokemon Irerukana? BW"
38, *3,624 **3,624 Kamisama no Memochou "Kawaru Mirai"
41, *3,200 *14,365 Kokurikozaka Kara "Sayonara no Natsu ~ Kokurikozaka Kara ~"
45, *2,785 **9,373 Yuru Yuri "My Pace de Ikimasho"
48, *2,606 **2,606 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! "Kimi+Nazo+Watashi de Jump!!"
49, *2,309 120,653 Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi "Go Luck My Way"
50, *2,279 **7,637 Yuru Yuri "Yuruyura rarara Yuru Yuri Daijiken"
56, *2,068 *14,640 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% "Orpheus"
65, *1,791 **1,791 Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou "Orange Smile"
68, *1,703 *23,951 Bleach "Blue"
69, *1,634 **1,634 Iwata Mitsuo "Wake Up Baby, Wake Up!"
72, *1,587 **1,587 Working!! Character Song by Mahiru
73, *1,560 **1,560 Working!! Character Song by Yachiyo
76, *1,310 203,992 Detective Conan "Don't Wanna Lie"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 58 Comments Recent Comments

RyanSaotome said:
What fanservice did MM have? I just remember being really disappointed by it since I went into it expecting ecchi but came out with it being an ecchi show without ecchi. All I can think of is maybe swimsuits, but what show with girls doesn't have that these days?
Most of it was censored in the TV version. But it did have, a lot in fact.

Aug 5, 2011 12:17 PM by Leon-Gun

What fanservice did MM have? I just remember being really disappointed by it since I went into it expecting ecchi but came out with it being an ecchi show without ecchi. All I can think of is maybe swimsuits, but what show with girls doesn't have that these days?

Aug 5, 2011 11:38 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome
I do think fanservice is required when it comes to ecchi anime, though. Stuff like MM and Dragon crisis which tried to sell themselves as ecchi anime, but they didn't even have a single panty shot or anything close to fanservice from what I can remember, and they both were massive flops in sales. Not saying TWGOK is ecchi or anything, just bringing up that there are times when fanservice is expected.[/quote said:



MM! had fanservice, a lot of it, Dragon Crisis not really, the only real fanservice was Rose running around nude loving Ryuuji to death in ep 1

Aug 5, 2011 11:36 AM by Hoppy

I don't think that fanservice is required or anything in most cases... but for harem anime, which TWGOK generally falls under, people have expectations... especially if it was originally in the manga, like what I hear is the case here. When you go out of your way to remove fanservice, that will generally tick off some people. Its like that for any kind of situation where you edit something; just look at people who cry about blood taken out of the Toriko anime and refuse to watch it because of it.

I do think fanservice is required when it comes to ecchi anime, though. Stuff like MM and Dragon crisis which tried to sell themselves as ecchi anime, but they didn't even have a single panty shot or anything close to fanservice from what I can remember, and they both were massive flops in sales. Not saying TWGOK is ecchi or anything, just bringing up that there are times when fanservice is expected.

Aug 5, 2011 11:10 AM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
Han-yuu said:
Peoples have enough money to buy IS BD's... that's why anime industry still suffering with cliched crap.

We're already four volumes in. Isn't this bitching getting old even for you? Hell I don't even like IS and I'm sick of the complaining. It's like some people align their monthly period to the release week of shows they don't like just so they can be crabby right on schedule.

(Haha who am I kidding, some people bitch all month long.)


this SO VERY MUCH

for goodness sake's shows like Madoka,Ano Hana,tiger&bunny,and from the preorder rankings shows like Penguin Drum and usagi drop are all selling/going to sell well and people act as if it's only stuff like IS that sells.

Same with all this "you need to pander to otaku" talk,the combined amount of panty shots in the shows I've mentioned is 0,meanwhile softenni is at the bottom of the rankings and hasn't even sold 1000 copies

Aug 5, 2011 5:44 AM by totoum

Ano Hana IS popular! I remember a lot of people speculating that the first volume only sold so well because there was only one episode on it. But it looks like it is keeping up its momentum.

Aug 4, 2011 9:53 PM by GarLogan78

RyanSaotome said:
Also in general Keima is pretty much an asshole who goes around dating girls and then dumping them the second they no longer help him in his quest.


dumping?

Aug 4, 2011 3:48 PM by Katzedan

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:
Or maybe TWGOK needs to learn that you have to pander to otaku to sell? Theres scenes where there should be panty shots and they actually go out of their way to cover them. Thats the kinda shit that otaku hate and will not give their money to. So they have no one to blame but themselves for not trying to appease their customers.

Ehhhhhhhh, I have to say, I am very skeptical that KamiNomi's relatively poor sales have anything to do with a lack of pantyshots. Plenty of shows with that kind of fanservice sell terribly; plenty of shows without it sell better. Personally, while I like fanservice, I think Kaminomi was better for not getting deeply into it.


Well, I don't mean thats the whole reason, I was just giving one example of how it wasn't pandering to the otaku. Though I've never read the manga, I've heard people say there were a few panty shots edited out in the anime.

Some others are that it could make Otaku jealous seeing one of their own getting a lot of girls, and that it has kind of a "Big Bang Theory" feel where they are almost mocking Otakus. Also in general Keima is pretty much an asshole who goes around dating girls and then dumping them the second they no longer help him in his quest. Not having a generic MC that the otaku can see themselves as kinda sucks, too.

Theres a lot of reasons I can see why Otaku wouldn't like it.

Aug 4, 2011 2:14 PM by RyanSaotome

Leon-Gun said:
RyanSaotome said:
Or maybe TWGOK needs to learn that you have to pander to otaku to sell? Theres scenes where there should be panty shots and they actually go out of their way to cover them. Thats the kinda shit that otaku hate and will not give their money to. So they have no one to blame but themselves for not trying to appease their customers.
That's just disgusting to contemplate. And what about A-channel, do slice of life fans eat up anything thrown their way regardless of quality?


Well seeing how Yuru Yuri is doing great in the early preorder rankings and its another A-Channel type of thing, one would thing that the main slice of life show each season will get a lot of sales just because of the cute girls in them.

Aug 4, 2011 12:47 PM by RyanSaotome

@Han-yuu, ah stop with the IS hate, just 2 more volumes to push a 24 episodes second season...

Aug 4, 2011 12:24 PM by RandyW88

RyanSaotome said:
Or maybe TWGOK needs to learn that you have to pander to otaku to sell? Theres scenes where there should be panty shots and they actually go out of their way to cover them. Thats the kinda shit that otaku hate and will not give their money to. So they have no one to blame but themselves for not trying to appease their customers.
That's just disgusting to contemplate. And what about A-channel, do slice of life fans eat up anything thrown their way regardless of quality?

Aug 4, 2011 12:14 PM by Leon-Gun

Peoples have enough money to buy IS BD's... that's why anime industry still suffering with cliched crap.

Aug 4, 2011 11:56 AM by Han-yuu

Or maybe TWGOK needs to learn that you have to pander to otaku to sell? Theres scenes where there should be panty shots and they actually go out of their way to cover them. Thats the kinda shit that otaku hate and will not give their money to. So they have no one to blame but themselves for not trying to appease their customers.

Aug 4, 2011 11:23 AM by RyanSaotome

danilodsz said:
seeing Kami Nomi II selling less than Aria, Denpa and A-Channel just proves to me that something wrong exist in Japan! ><
you are wrong.

Aug 4, 2011 6:29 AM by ringoo4

seeing Kami Nomi II selling less than Aria, Denpa and A-Channel just proves to me that something wrong exist in Japan! ><

Aug 4, 2011 5:11 AM by Katzedan

Update
Blu-ray The rest of the rankings
15, *2,797 26,268 Tiger & Bunny vol.3 Limited Edition
16, *2,584 *2,584 Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Blu-ray Box
17, *2,462 *2,462 Hellsing Ultimate vol.8 Limited Edition
18, *2,266 *2,266 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II vol.1 Limited Edition
19, *1,358 *1,358 Maria†Holic Alive vol.1
20, *1,322 *1,322 Yumekui Merry vol.5
21, *1,272 *1,272 Astarotte no Omocha! vol.2
22, *1,172 *9,702 Hanasaku Iroha vol.2
23, *1,048 *1,048 Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu vol.10
24, *1,007 *1,007 Hourou Musuko vol.4
25, **,988 **,988 Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai vol.2
26, **,963 16,225 Steins;Gate vol.1
27, **,930 **,930 Shakugan no Shana Movie
28, **,831 *7,477 Whisper of the Heart
29, **,783 **,783 Softenni vol.2 Limited Edition
30, **,780 55,386 Karigurashi no Arrietty
31, **,771 *5,281 Nintama Rantarou Movie: Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudou! no Dan Special Edition
32, **,726 *5,283 Break Blade 6: Doukoku no Toride

Sales Rankings of the Spring Anime 2011 (the first volumes of Blu-ray + DVD)
*1, 44,106 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
*2, 26,161 Tiger & Bunny
*3, 21,854 Ao no Exorcist
*4, 16,225 Steins;Gate
*5, 14,260 Gintama'
*6, *9,702 Hanasaku Iroha
*7, *9,643 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV)
*8, *9,627 Dog Days
*9, *7,505 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
10, *6,786 Hidan no Aria
11, *6,334 A-Channel
12, *5,786 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
13, *4,005 Nichijou
14, *3,621 Seikon no Qwaser II
15, *3,194 Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox
16, *2,266 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II
17, *1,506 Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
18, *1,358 Maria†Holic Alive
19, *1,321 Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou
20, *1,316 Astarotte no Omocha!
21, *1,025 Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
22, **,783 Softenni (vol.2)

corrected. thanks.

Aug 4, 2011 2:32 AM by dtshyk

jmal said:
Also since Idolmaster will get much of its sales through the game bundle which won't be reported in the usual Oricon lists, vol. 1 numbers will be misleading.

I'd also like to point out that up until about 3 days ago, iM@S was sitting at number 5 in games on Amazon right behind Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend since it was registered. For perspective, the original Project Diva sold 200k its first week. iM@S has fallen in the past couple days, but it's not a far stretch to say the bundle could hit up to 100k. 60-70k is a more realistic number though I think. I'm looking forward to seeing how iM@S vol 2 ranks when it's registered after episode 6 though. I'm anticipating somewhere between 30-40k in sales for the rest of the volumes.

Aug 3, 2011 7:09 PM by Suzuku

R-15 has more points than Idolmaster? What? I know a lot of the sales will be with the special edition... but that still feels strange to me.

Aug 3, 2011 1:27 PM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
Hoppy said:
Idolmaster is 227th in the preorder rankings.

At this hour. Keep in mind this isn't cumulative, it's recalculated every hour.

Also since Idolmaster will get much of its sales through the game bundle which won't be reported in the usual Oricon lists, vol. 1 numbers will be misleading.

Basically anything in the top 300 BDs is probably gonna do decently. But even a show ranking 5,000th now could win over fans later on and get a sudden burst in sales. Yuruyuri as back in the 400s initially, but lately it's been doing much better.

Hoppy said:
As for why BDs sell more, well special editions and the greater possibility Amazon shoppers have more money. Those discounts as well, I can't search any anime on BD that's recent without seeing it at a small discount.

I also think buyers who would buy a DVD over a BD may also be more likely to be B&M buyers. The online shopping otaku are heavily favoring BDs.

27% is the standard preorder discount for both BDs and DVDs on Amazon.


Well Amazon is a good place to buy books especially LNs. I get good and speedy notice on the titles I've already bought when new volumes come out.

Aug 3, 2011 11:40 AM by Hoppy

Idolmaster is 227th in the preorder rankings.

As for why BDs sell more, well special editions and the greater possibility Amazon shoppers have more money. Those discounts as well, I can't search any anime on BD that's recent without seeing it at a small discount.

Aug 3, 2011 11:29 AM by Hoppy

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