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Japan's Weekly DVD and CD Rankings for Nov 7 - 13

by dtshyk
Nov 15, 2011 1:40 AM | 31 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD and CD rankings for November 7th - 13th.

DVD
*1, 1,640 *,*38,214 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
*2, 1,046 *,**6,456 Working'!!
*3, *,747 1,103,526 My Neighbor Totoro
*4, *,580 *,261,001 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*5, *,481 *,*13,796 Gintama' vol.4
*6, *,458 *,*14,271 Hakuouki Sekkaroku vol.4 Special Edition
*7, *,455 *,*10,981 Prince of Tennis: Another Story II - Ano Toki no Bokura vol.2
*8, *,444 *,**2,912 One Piece 14th season vol.2
*9, *,440 *,***,979 Sore Ike! Anpanman Akahana Chappy
10, *,364 *,**1,603 Naruto: Shippuuden Goei Shuketsu no Sho vol.3
11, *,342 *,*41,434 Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime
12, *,333 *,468,644 Kiki's Delivery Service
13, *,296 *,738,898 Castle in the Sky

Blu-ray
*1, 1,183 *11,233 Working'!!
*2, *,386 *21,789 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.5 Limited Edition
*3, *,314 *23,215 Tiger and Bunny vol.6 Limited Edition
*4, *,277 **4,772 The iDOLM@STER vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, *,274 *14,824 Steins;Gate vol.5
*6, *,269 **5,768 Fate/stay night Blu-ray Box
*7, *,229 111,784 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.3
*8, *,213 **5,939 Mawaru Penguindrum vol.1 Limited Edition

Single CD
*6, 23,341 23,341 The iDOLM@STER "Change!!!"
14, *6,804 *6,804 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE "Kimi no Naka no Eiyu"
16, *6,332 *6,332 "Shirushi"
25, *2,708 *2,708 Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers "Suisai Candy"
26, *2,669 *2,669 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon "Stardust Melodia"
27, *2,642 28,036 Fate/Zero "Memoria"
34, *2,238 *2,238 Naruto: Shippuuden "Pieces"
39, *1,911 *1,911 Mirai Nikki "Blood teller"
41, *1,792 *1,792 Carnival Phantasm "Fellows"
47, *1,561 15,679 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai "Zannen kei Rinjinbu ★★☆"
49, *1,518 *9,655 Kamiya Hiroshi and Ono Daisuke "Smiley Time"

Album CD
*3, 17,590 17,590 Sakamoto Maaya "Driving in the silence"
*7, *8.582 *8,582 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Unit Drama CD
10, *7,752 *7,752 Hatsune Miku Project Diva extend Complete Collection
14, *5,700 *5,700 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Original Sound Tracks vol.2
25, *3,286 36,627 Persona 4 "Never More"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 31 Comments Recent Comments

Go Ro-Kyu-Bu!!

Nov 16, 2011 5:22 PM by Neko_Nozomi-Chan

nicey nice, gintama is selling good!! :D

Nov 16, 2011 11:05 AM by kamina99

well, there's no enough ppl which had good tastes to make nichijou on the list :(

Nov 16, 2011 4:15 AM by As3d

Happy to see Yuru Yuri up there. Really hoping for more of that.

Nov 15, 2011 10:52 PM by Florete

yeah! working s2 is still on fire! LOL

Nov 15, 2011 10:40 PM by Den-kun

Regarding Gintama still at the freaking top, the expressions of the Yorozuya says it all. xD

Nov 15, 2011 6:41 PM by TerrorH3ctor

Go iM@S!

Nov 15, 2011 4:19 PM by destructo22

Nothing new, really. Glad to see AnoHana still up there with Gintama' and the usual Ghibli stuff. Everything else is pretty much the same. ^_^

Nov 15, 2011 3:37 PM by Forest-kun

Exkalamity said:
seishi-sama said:

Not quite. IIRC it's more like this:

less than a 1000 - epic fail
1000-3000 - fail
3000-4000 means the producers get their money back at least (they suffer no losses but they receive no profit either).
4000-7000 - slight profit
7000-10000 - moderate success
10000-15000 - success
15000+ - huge success


Awesome. That really clears things up. So we should expect to see future adaptations of the same material of shows that fall into the moderate-huge success category?

Also, so there is really no distinction between things that sell like Madoka (50,000) and things that sell like Steins;Gate (14,000) besides the amount of franchise milking that would occur in the future?


His breakdown isn't bad, but there's a bit more to it than that. 3,000/volume may not seem good, but if you get 3000/volume for a a long show (8-9 volumes) rather than 3000/volume for a short show (3-4 volumes), the amount of continued revenue gained helps offset the low sales.

Edit: Ah. Someone else commented with a great article. Only thing I'd add would be the disclaimer about expectations. Let's say new Madoka movies do 25,000 each. That would be considered a gigantic failure despite still making money of it.

Nov 15, 2011 2:06 PM by outlawauron

Thanks. This would do

Nov 15, 2011 11:19 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Nachtwandler_21 said:
BTW. Is there any english source there I could get average sales for all series for last 5-10 years? I just want to check some of my favorites but found only 10+ K hits top (


http://dvdbd.wiki.fc2.com/?sid=64d778040154cd6fa2199ad3ebb32191

Its not English, but you can easily just google a certain series, copy and paste its Japanese game and put it into the search engine there. Its the best you'll get that I know of.

Nov 15, 2011 11:17 AM by RyanSaotome

BTW. Is there any english source there I could get average sales for all series for last 5-10 years? I just want to check some of my favorites but found only 10+ K hits top (

Nov 15, 2011 10:52 AM by Nachtwandler_21

baby_max said:
dtshyk said:
Single CD
39, *1,911 *1,911 Mirai Nikki "Blood teller"


Quite surprising I'd say...
I was expecting "Kuusou Mesorogiwi" to be in the list...

I was expecting to see that too.
Funny thing is, I was listening to Blood Teller while reading this.

Nov 15, 2011 10:48 AM by Zfish9

dtshyk said:
Sales Rankings of the Anime Blu-ray and DVD for Summer 2011
*1, 24,383 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%
*6, *5,939 Mawaru Penguindrum


Aaawwww yeeeaaahhhh.

Nov 15, 2011 8:34 AM by VioLink

Damn haven't got time to watch the macroos frontiere movies yet

Nov 15, 2011 6:57 AM by Mr_Gutts

I haven't seen Shirushi anywhere, but it's certain to be in C3's 8th ep this Saturday on my side of the dateline. I really want to listen to it.

Nov 15, 2011 6:39 AM by Hoppy

The performance of an anime doesn't affect the pay that the seiyuu get, correct? Or any of the production staff for the matter, correct? Starring in bad anime only hurts a seiyuu's reputation, am I right?

(man I'm on this thread a lot.)

Nov 15, 2011 6:30 AM by Exkalamity

Mirai Nikki singles deserve better sales. Over-vise nothing surprising

Nov 15, 2011 6:07 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Mirai Nikki blood letter is really a good song. Its grab to see it on the list.

Nov 15, 2011 5:52 AM by minimiau

Ghostalker said:
@Exkalamity

Try reading this post Misconception breaker: DVD/BD sales and its respective meanings.

http://animapple.blogspot.com/2010/12/info-misconception-breaker-dvdbd-sales.html


Now I'm all set. Thanks guys.

Nov 15, 2011 5:48 AM by Exkalamity

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