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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Aug 22 - 28

by dtshyk
Aug 30, 2011 1:54 AM | 26 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD & CD rankings for August 22nd - 28th.

DVD
*1, 20,478 *,*20,478 One Piece Log Collection "Bell"
*2, 19,395 *,*19,395 One Piece Log Collection "Navaron"
*3, 16,835 *,*16,835 Bleach: Jigokuhen Limited Edition
*4, 12,563 *,*12,563 Hakuouki Sekkaroku vol.2 Limited Edition
*5, 11,107 *,*11,107 Bleach: Jigokuhen Standard Edition
*6, 10,603 *,*10,603 Gintama' vol.2
*7, *8,422 *,**8,422 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.5 Limited Edition
*8, *7,906 *,**7,906 Prince of Tennis: Another Story II - Ano Toki no Bokura vol.1
*9, *7,319 *,**7,319 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.5
10, *6,882 *,**6,882 Ao no Exorcist vol.3 Limited Edition
11, *4,278 *,**4,278 Natsume Yuujinchou San vol.1 Limited Edition
12, *4,192 *,**4,192 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.3 Limited Edition
13, *3,822 *,**3,822 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi vol.3 Special Edition
14, *3,757 *,**3,757 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.7 Limited Edition
15, *3,022 *,**3,022 Bleach Hamen Metsubo Hen vol.7
16, *2,889 *,**2,889 Starry☆Sky vol.7 Special Edition
17, *2,705 *,**2,705 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV) vol.3
18, *2,359 *,**2,359 Dog Days vol.2 Limited Edition
19, *2,287 *,249,826 Karigurashi no Arrietty
20, *2,116 *,**2,116 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto vol.8 Limited Edition
21, *2,092 *,**2,092 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz DVD Box
22, *1,857 *,**1,857 Hidan no Aria vol.3
23, *1,784 *,**1,784 Tiger & Bunny vol.4
24, *1,680 *,**1,680 Freezing vol.6
25, *1,664 *,**1,664 SKET Dance vol.1 Deluxe Edition
26, *1,569 1,093,419 My Neighbor Totoro
27, *1,345 *,**1,345 Tales of the Abyss DVD Box
30, *1,340 *,**1,340 Beelzebub vol.3
31, *1,316 *,**1,316 Tegami Bachi Reverse vol.9 Limited Edition
32, *1,256 *,**1,256 Hayate no Gotoku! DVD Box vol.1
33, *1,253 *,**1,253 A-Channel vol.4 Limited Edition
34, *1,190 *,**1,190 Hayate no Gotoku! DVD Box vol.2
35, *1,183 *,**1,183 Hayate no Gotoku! DVD Box vol.3
36, *1,157 *,**1,157 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.3 Limited Edition
37, *1,094 *,**1,094 Keroro Gunsou 7th Season vol.7
38, **,939 *,***,939 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? vol.6 Deluxe Edition
39, **,911 *,***,911 Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector vol.3

Blu-ray
*1, 50,596 50,596 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.5 Limited Edition
*2, 23,165 23,165 Tiger & Bunny vol.4 Limited Edition
*3, 21,839 21,839 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.3 Limited Edition
*4, 21,122 21,122 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.5
*5, 13,248 13,248 Steins;Gate vol.3
*6, 10,562 10,562 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.7 Limited Edition
*7, *7,243 *7,243 Working!! Blu-ray Box
*8, *6,183 *6,183 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Limited Edition
*9, *5,930 *5,930 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. (TV) vol.3
10, *5,676 *5,676 Natsume Yuujinchou San vol.1 Limited Edition
11, *5,307 *5,307 Ao no Exorcist vol.3 Limited Edition
12, *5,181 *5,181 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.3 Limited Edition
13, *5,161 *5,161 Dog Days vol.2 Limited Edition
14, *4,583 *4,583 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto vol.8 Limited Edition
15, *4,266 *4,266 Mardock Scramble: The First Compression Limited Edition

Single CD
*7, 17,058 17,058 Tiger & Bunny "Seigi no Koe ga Kikoeru Kai"
10, 13,722 13,722 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Character Song by Natsuki
11, 12,615 12,615 Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream "We Will Win!"
13, *9,416 *9,416 Ao no Exorcist "In My World"
19, *6,536 *6,536 Hayate no Gotoku! Heaven Is a Place on Earth movie "Heaven is a Place on Earth"
22, *6,019 *6,109 Kamisama no Memochou "Asunaro"
27, *4,459 21,851 Ro-Kyu-Bu! "Shoot!"
31, *3,929 *3,929 Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi "Utsusemi"
32, *3,905 13,053 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Character Song by Sho
35, *3,532 37,052 The iDOLM@STER "Ready!!"
37, *3,313 *3,313 Working!! Character Song by Hiroomi
39, *3,197 *3,197 Working!! Character Song by Jun
40, *3,152 89,426 One Piece "Fight Together"
43, *3,030 *3,030 Hayate no Gotoku! Heaven Is a Place on Earth "Bokura, Kakeyuku Sora e"
45, *2,925 *2,925 Ro-Kyu-Bu! Character Song by Tomoka
50, *2,485 67,138 Blood-C "Junketsu Paradox"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 26 Comments Recent Comments

Goosey said:
Madoka is bringing in the motherload for SHAFT. I'm expecting great quality from Kizumonogatari and not BS excuses about a crappy budget like they did with Bakemono.


Real problem for Bakemonogatari was actually scheduling, not budget. That is STILL the case for any Shafted screw-ups we usually see.

Sep 3, 2011 2:58 AM by ringoo4

Ahh.. One Piece. How it always should be.

Aug 31, 2011 12:49 AM by WoofSadaharu

No comment on Singles or Blu-Ray sales, but for DVDs:

I'm glad that AnoHana and A-Channel are on there. It's good to see them doing well. Also, good for One Piece for being further up now.

I'm a little surprised at My Neighbor Totoro. Studio Ghibli's usually higher than that.

I'm really surprised about Karigurashi no Arrietty, though. I could have sworn it's been in the top 5 at least for I don't even know how long now. Obviously it's doing well if it made the charts, but still; seems like that was a far fall.

I'm happy that Bleach: Jigokuhen is on there. I've been waiting for too long to see it, and it's already on DVD. ^_^

Aug 30, 2011 8:45 PM by Forest-kun

dtshyk said:

13, *9,416 *9,416 Ao no Exorcist "In My World"
19, *6,536 *6,536 Hayate no Gotoku! Heaven Is a Place on Earth movie "Heaven is a Place on Earth"
22, *6,019 *6,109 Kamisama no Memochou "Asunaro"
32, *3,905 13,053 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Character Song by Sho
37, *3,313 *3,313 Working!! Character Song by Hiroomi
39, *3,197 *3,197 Working!! Character Song by Jun


Yay~

Aug 30, 2011 5:36 PM by tsubasalover

A-Channel...why can you not be higher? ;_;

Aug 30, 2011 2:47 PM by Retro8bit

darknessneko said:
starry sky is up there...=_____= im surprised ppl buy that series


Especially after the plagiarism and disgrace of the author, the poor dear why did you do it.

Aug 30, 2011 1:45 PM by Hoppy

starry sky is up there...=_____= im surprised ppl buy that series

Aug 30, 2011 1:41 PM by darknessneko

Cirris said:
Hoppy said:
Meeatcookies said:

*4, 21,122 21,122 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.5
How can an average harem/ecchi show sell better than Stein's Gate? I would expect to see it at the end, not the top of the sales list.


IS is the Twilight of harem/ecchi/romcom anime.


When you have a double teaming of Kana Hanazawa and Yoko Hikasa as the seiyuu it was bound to get lots of sales.

I look for Ro-Kyu-Bu to get similar numbers even though is a loli anime.
>Moshidora

Aug 30, 2011 12:04 PM by aryashine

jmal said:
Kalamity-kun said:
So does that mean the Tegami Bachi ranked 31 out of 39 DvDs released? If so, that makes me sad.

No, not every disc released gets ranked. Only ones that sell in the top 'x' amount. Tegami Bachi was #76 overall (dtshyk is including only the anime numbering) out of however many DVDs came out in Japan this week. Probably a couple hundred.

That was a good story. I hope this supposedly poor sale performance doesn't degrade the mangaka's morale.

Low sales, yes, but I'm not convinced Tegami Bachi was a franchise depending on disc sales. If it were, they never would have made a second season, no less a two cour one after two cour already being animated. I'm sure it was more an advertisement for the manga than anything else.



Thank you for the informative reply.

Aug 30, 2011 11:14 AM by Exkalamity

HAHAHA I was waiting for this list XD I knew Natsuki's character song CD and T&B's CD would sell well LOL In just one week, Natsuki's CD surpassed Syo's chara song sales already XD I'm so happy atm <3 Also, happy for T&B's blu-ray sales :D~

Aug 30, 2011 10:58 AM by SoraKuro

Madoka is bringing in the motherload for SHAFT. I'm expecting great quality from Kizumonogatari and not BS excuses about a crappy budget like they did with Bakemono.

Aug 30, 2011 9:54 AM by swaggerjacker

dtshyk said:
Blu-ray
*1, 50,596 50,596 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.5 Limited Edition
*3, 21,839 21,839 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.3 Limited Edition


The two best shows of the year (not including sequels). I'm definitely happy that they are selling extraordinarily well.

webkid94 said:
Wonder why Exorcist sells more DVDs than Blu-rays?


Simple. Blue Exorcist is a shonen, and kids go for DVDs in favour of BDs. The show is also popular amongst the fujoshi crowd who, unlike otaku, only normally purchase BDs of shows they REALLY like such as Natsume's Book of Friends, and, more recently, Tiger & Bunny.

Aug 30, 2011 9:38 AM by GZTC

Cirris said:
Hoppy said:
Meeatcookies said:

*4, 21,122 21,122 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.5
How can an average harem/ecchi show sell better than Stein's Gate? I would expect to see it at the end, not the top of the sales list.


IS is the Twilight of harem/ecchi/romcom anime.


When you have a double teaming of Kana Hanazawa and Yoko Hikasa as the seiyuu it was bound to get lots of sales.

I look for Ro-Kyu-Bu to get similar numbers even though is a loli anime.


Well it's quite faithful to the novel, also Ro-Kyu-Bu novel won 15th place Novel prize and also got a silver prize shortly afterward. The novel has been on the charts quite a bit too.

Aug 30, 2011 8:17 AM by Hoppy

Madoka Magica is #1 again.
Also glad that most of my shows are doing well.

Aug 30, 2011 7:55 AM by metalsnakezero

Hoppy said:
Meeatcookies said:

*4, 21,122 21,122 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.5
How can an average harem/ecchi show sell better than Stein's Gate? I would expect to see it at the end, not the top of the sales list.


IS is the Twilight of harem/ecchi/romcom anime.


When you have a double teaming of Kana Hanazawa and Yoko Hikasa as the seiyuu it was bound to get lots of sales.

I look for Ro-Kyu-Bu to get similar numbers even though is a loli anime.

Aug 30, 2011 7:52 AM by Cirris

Meeatcookies said:

*4, 21,122 21,122 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.5
How can an average harem/ecchi show sell better than Stein's Gate? I would expect to see it at the end, not the top of the sales list.


IS is the Twilight of harem/ecchi/romcom anime.

Aug 30, 2011 7:25 AM by Hoppy

@Mr-Guts
Isnt that just a little over average? And it's not really that good, if you consider how good the light novel sells.

Dog Days was quite good, i wouldn't mind a second season too.

*1, 50,596 50,596 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.5 Limited Edition
Madoka just dominates there, i wonder how effective adding additional graphics in the background was.

*4, 21,122 21,122 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.5
How can an average harem/ecchi show sell better than Stein's Gate? I would expect to see it at the end, not the top of the sales list.

Aug 30, 2011 7:21 AM by Noone13

14, *3,757 *,**3,757 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.7 Limited Edition
*6, 10,562 10,562 Toaru Majutsu no Index II vol.7 Limited Edition
Damn my index is doing so well , manga , novel and anime i'm so happy.

Aug 30, 2011 6:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

Dog Days is doing fine and that's a good thing, needs that S2.

Aug 30, 2011 6:39 AM by Hoppy

jmal said:
webkid94 said:
Err saw your update, so then its way below S2 then? Thanks for the numbers!

No, it's only 182 copies less than season two, volume one, week 1, which is actually remarkable consistency. It should do pretty close to the first two seasons in the end, a very notable achievement for a third season.

Natsume s1 averaged 10,237, s2 averaged 10,316. Depending on how consistent San stays I could see 9k average or better.


Thanks for the info...:)

Aug 30, 2011 4:44 AM by Tomislavr7

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