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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Aug 1 - 7

by dtshyk
Aug 9, 2011 3:51 AM | 27 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD & CD sales rankings for August 1st - 7th.

DVD
*1, 12,135 *,*12,135 Hakuouki Sekkaroku vol.1 Limited Edition
**, *5,638 *,**5,638 (K-ON!! Live Event ~ Come with Me!! ~)
*2, *3,989 *,**3,989 Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi DVD Box vol.3
*3, *3,884 *,240,249 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*4, *3,681 *,**3,681 Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi DVD Box vol.4
*5, *2,361 *,**2,361 One Piece 13th Season vol.6
*6, *2,352 *,**2,352 One Piece 13th Season vol.5
*7, *1,762 1,087,839 My Neighbor Totoro
*8, *1,634 *,*15,894 Gintama' vol.1 Limited Edition
*9, *1,264 *,**9,390 Ao no Exorcist vol.2
10, *1,218 *,**1,218 Naruto: Shippuuden Kako Hen vol.5
11, *1,142 *,**7,505 One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase
12, *1,127 *,**1,127 Toriko vol.1
13, *1,094 *,*10,231 Eiga Precure All Stars DX3: Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai wo Tsunagu Niji-iro no Hana Special Edition
14, **,933 *,**7,793 Hetalia World Series vol.7 Limited Edition
15, **,918 *,***,918 21 Emon DVD Box
16, **,866 *,***,866 Seikon no Qwaser II vol.2
17, **,799 *,**8,669 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.4
18, **,786 *,462,675 Kiki's Delivery Service
19, **,753 *,**9,594 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.4 Limited Edition
20, **,751 *,732,193 Castle in the Sky
21, **,676 *,**5,319 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.2 Limited Edition

Blu-ray
**, 31,805 31,805 (K-ON!! Live Event ~ Come with Me!! ~)
*1, *2,699 53,953 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.4 Limited Edition
*2, *2,633 *2,633 Seikon no Qwaser II vol.2
*3, *1,984 25,711 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.2 Limited Edition
*4, *1,509 14,493 Steins;Gate vol.2
*5, *1,438 23,524 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.4
*6, *1,041 18,609 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.8 Limited Edition
*7, *1,002 *1,002 Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox vol.2

Single CD
*3, 50,811 50,811 Blood-C "Junketsu Paradox"
*4, 39,732 39,732 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 5 - Blood Prison "Otakebi"
*8, 14,371 74,625 One Piece "Fight Together"
16, *7,682 *7,682 Sacred Seven "stone cold"
17, *7,481 *7,481 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Character Song by Masato
18, *6,269 *6,269 Nichijou "Hyadain no Jyo Jyo Yujyo"
20, *4,534 35,460 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% "Maji Love 1000%"
22, *4,126 *4,126 Tiger & Bunny "Missing Link"
23, *4,022 *4,022 Sacred Seven "Kiseki"
31, *3,259 17,624 Kokurikozaka Kara "Sayonara no Natsu ~ Kokurikozaka Kara~"
32, *3,183 42,182 Fairy Tail "Don't think, Feel!!!"
33, *3,170 *9,744 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Character Song by Otoya
34, *3,147 *3,147 Hanasaku Iroha "Omokage Warp"
37, *2,913 43,120 Pokemon Best Wishes! "Pokemon Ierukana? BW"
43, *2,472 *9,818 Kamisama Dolls "Fukanzen Nensho"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 27 Comments Recent Comments

jmal said:
I'd say it's wrong to say it sells poorly because of it, but for this kind of show, it's not farfetched to say it's not selling a lot because of it. That is, the lack of characters who induce moe feelings in a significant majority of viewers does not doom a show to average/low sales, but it can be an impediment to making high sales. Never underestimate the power of character love in getting otaku to open their wallets. Otaku don't do so for pure comedies very often.
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Exactly. I see this show similar in a lot of ways to Lucky Star... but the big difference is that it was a lot more character driven, which helped drive its sales which ended up at about 30k or so per volume. Comedy can sell, but you also need characters that will drive those sales, and sadly Nichijou is lacking a bit in the character department. I like the show, but I can't even remember any of the characters names outside of Yuuko and Mio.

Aug 11, 2011 8:34 PM by RyanSaotome

The problem with Nichijou is that it took too damn long to become really funny. The first 12 or so episodes were pretty much hit-and-miss in terms of humor and apparently, even the Japanese have noticed that. And yes, maybe the lack of 'moe-appeal' of the characters plays a part in that as well, but to claim it's because of this that the show sells poor is just plain wrong. Besides, I expect the sales to pick up when the second half hits the shelves, because I found the last 5 or so episodes genuinely funny and many people seem to agree on that.

By comparison, a lot of the shows that rank high definitely deserve that spot. AnoHana, Steins;Gate, and Hanasaku Iroha are shows that are definitely worth the purchase more than Nichijou.

Also, I don't see the ecchi titles selling that well. Only Dog Days and Hidan no Aria are doing quite well, and even those shows aren't pure ecchi-fests and at least have some story in them (though whether it's any good or not is up for debate). And there is virtually no show without any kind of fanservice whatsoever, so complaining about that is pointless, if you ask me.

Aug 11, 2011 5:41 AM by AO968

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:
JackSho said:
This BAD LOOKS like most of japanese audience that watch anime and buy it like ecchi and porn staff after a while we see ecchi and now we see only ecchi
I... uh... what?

Apparently it's bad that people like fanservice, but it's okay to kill humans and live with anime creators, who I suppose are not humans. Yes, it's as nonsensical as it sounds.

JackSho said:
but they can watch it online for free

And so what?

i think some dude tell me that " to anime to countinue its need to sell dvdbluray well"

In order for a manufacturer to keep producing consumer goods, consumers need to consume them. Shocking.
i know that because of naruto it sales not that well but in north american in france is number 1 so tv tokyo keep making it in that mean whe can make great hit in the anime
so why fuck didnt funimation put anime in tv like cartoon network...stupid
if i own a company like funimation anime wii be great in US.....not

Aug 10, 2011 5:27 AM by JackSho

It's true that some producers require sales to continue a show.

Some, like Madhouse and Shaft, seem to not give a shit though.

Aug 10, 2011 12:11 AM by notsureifsrs

notsureifsrs said:
I think he's referring to the large amount of ecchi purchases.

But it's no shit they're high. The whole fucking point of buying the BR of those shows is to see them uncensored and HD.

The TV versions are just big BUY THE BLURAY ads.
but they can watch it online for free
i think some dude tell me that " to anime to countinue its need to sell dvd\bluray well"
anyway thanks for the info its makes me feel a little happy about anime future

Aug 10, 2011 12:09 AM by JackSho

I think he's referring to the large amount of ecchi purchases.

But it's no shit they're high. The whole fucking point of buying the BR of those shows is to see them uncensored and HD.

The TV versions are just big BUY THE BLURAY ads.

Aug 9, 2011 11:16 PM by notsureifsrs

JackSho said:
This BAD LOOKS like most of japanese audience that watch anime and buy it like ecchi and porn staff after a while we see ecchi and now we see only ecchi


I... uh... what?

Aug 9, 2011 11:14 PM by RyanSaotome

This BAD LOOKS like most of japanese audience that watch anime and buy it like ecchi and porn staff after a while we see ecchi and now we see only ecchi

Aug 9, 2011 11:04 PM by JackSho

Leon-Gun said:
Can't they,for once, judge a show by it's entertainment value rather than the amount of cute girls they can fap at?

Judge? What does judgement have to do with sales? Most people around here are one of the most vocal and judgmental of the whole internet and how does that translate into sales? You need to understand that what matters are the sales numbers, not people's judgements. The Japanese didn't find the anime entertaining enough to spend their money on it, that's it. Why they reached that conclusion, it's the big question.

Aug 9, 2011 6:26 PM by NeoFireHawk

Leon-Gun said:
RyanSaotome said:
Nichijou just lacks the moeblobs of other recent KyoAni work, I think. I enjoy the show, but I don't really "care" about any of the girls in it like I do for the majority of the other shows done by KyoAni... and the severe lack of any doujins for them shows me that I'm likely not the only one that feels that way.
That's a piss poor reason for a comedy show flopping (by that I mean it's depressing, not that the reason is wrong). Can't they,for once, judge a show by it's entertainment value rather than the amount of cute girls they can fap at?


Thats not to say they don't like it. Its just when you are going to pay 70-80 dollars for a BD (and likely 600+ since otaku tend to be OCD and want the entire series), you need to REALLY like it. Nichijou just doesn't have the same kinda love as the other KyoAni shows.

Aug 9, 2011 5:22 PM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
Nichijou just lacks the moeblobs of other recent KyoAni work, I think. I enjoy the show, but I don't really "care" about any of the girls in it like I do for the majority of the other shows done by KyoAni... and the severe lack of any doujins for them shows me that I'm likely not the only one that feels that way.
That's a piss poor reason for a comedy show flopping (by that I mean it's depressing, not that the reason is wrong). Can't they,for once, judge a show by it's entertainment value rather than the amount of cute girls they can fap at?

Aug 9, 2011 5:17 PM by Leon-Gun

Blu-ray
**, 31,805 31,805 (K-ON!! Live Event ~ Come with Me!! ~)


K-ON!!!!!!! YEAH K-ON!!!

Aug 9, 2011 4:26 PM by SantosFC

glad to see Denpa onna to Seishun Otoko doing well
and glad to see Gintama too

Aug 9, 2011 3:58 PM by SenSei7

*8,*1,634 *,*15,894 Gintama'vol.1 Limited Edition
Gintama' got a big surge last week.I hope it's dvd sales get better in the coming weeks.

Aug 9, 2011 1:57 PM by nightastronomer

terrible week!!!

Aug 9, 2011 1:15 PM by RandyW88

Nichijou just lacks the moeblobs of other recent KyoAni work, I think. I enjoy the show, but I don't really "care" about any of the girls in it like I do for the majority of the other shows done by KyoAni... and the severe lack of any doujins for them shows me that I'm likely not the only one that feels that way.

Aug 9, 2011 11:43 AM by RyanSaotome

Wow, Sengoku Otome dropped off.. it was like 3k for volume 1. Though it was only 1 episode then

Aug 9, 2011 10:30 AM by RyanSaotome

Although it's nice to see Tiger and Bunny up there I still thing this is a bad week, but I guess it's not my right to judge. xP

Aug 9, 2011 9:59 AM by Sanguis

dtshyk said:

18, *1,358 Maria†Holic Alive

Aww Maria Holic should be higher! >.>

Aug 9, 2011 9:23 AM by Selphie-

it looks like a bad week to me too

Aug 9, 2011 7:55 AM by Mr_Gutts

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