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Japan's Yearly Blu-ray Rankings for 2011

by dtshyk
Dec 25, 2011 8:42 PM | 40 Comments
Here are the yearly Blu-ray sales rankings for the fiscal 2011. (Dec 27th 2010 - Dec 19th 2011)

Blu-ray
*1, 113,202 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.3
*2, 101,704 Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu Limited Edition
*3, 100,425 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.4
*4, *79,783 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer Complete Edition
*5, *68,547 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *63,532 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.2 Limited Edition
*7, *59,387 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.3 Limited Edition
*8, *58,636 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *57,789 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.5 Limited Edition
10, *57,301 Karigurashi no Arrietty
11, *57,045 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.6 Limited Edition
12, *37,338 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.1 Limited Edition
13, *37,203 K-ON!! Live Event ~Come with Me!!~
14, *36,004 K-ON!! vol.9 Limited Edition
15, *33,233 K-ON!! vol.6 Limited Edition
16, *32,492 K-ON!! vol.8 Limited Edition
17, *31,981 K-ON!! vol.7 Limited Edition
18, *31,678 Castle in the Sky
19, *31,446 Tiger and Bunny vol.2 Limited Edition
20, *30,205 Tiger and Bunny vol.3 Limited Edition
21, *28,505 IS: Infinite Stratos vol.1 Limited Edition
22, *28,492 Tiger and Bunny vol.4 Limited Edition
23, *27,951 Persona 4 The Animation vol.1 Limited Edition
24, *27,288 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.2 Limited Edition
25, *26,907 Kara no Kyoukai Blu-ray Box

DVD
*1, 264,074 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*2, 119,291 Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Limited Edition
*3, *63,109 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.3

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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jmal said:
TenkaseiRyo said:
my views come form some one i what make more meny ofr the industry not direct sales DVD/BR only

Proofread please, I can barely tell what you're saying.

so sunrise have more money than the low amout UHF[light night] anime gets via ad s and such

Well no shit. o_O Hey guys, mega popular Sunrise shows sell more than most late night anime! This is breaking news!

but thats one way all the anime have advanting over OVa cuase the fact that they have more direct in come than Via any ova cuase of sponsorship and ad revenue

Uh, no. Most late night anime is paying the TV stations for broadcast time. Airing on TV is a net cost for most of these shows. A cost of doing business, because you need to get on TV to get seen.

my of had comment is based on all the hype that madoka has got not only on here but around the real world

...And it sold phenomenally, shockingly, historically well by every imaginable measure. Its sales lived up to its reputation and then some. You still haven't clarified what, exactly, you expected it to sell. Your concept of the magnitude of normal sales for TV anime seems skewed, or entirely missing.

and i know for a rock soild fact that UHF anime rely more on sales then normal tv anime do cuase they would not make there budget back otherwise in TV ratings = income and most UHF done evne get a .5- 1.3 1/4 hour share

Who said anything about ratings? Ratings are completely worthless for late night anime and were being ignored for a reason.

and BTW Eva time slot was changed arpd episode 14 it was a Prime time 1700 - 2259] block anime just to say

Yes, I know, but it's the kind of anime that would air late night under any other circumstances and it's clunky to make verbal exceptions for the handful of otaku-targeted/otaku-leaning shows that air before
midnight like Eva or Nichigo anime.


based on its hype i expexred Madoka to sell at lest 80- 100 thousand per vol per year

Dec 27, 2011 11:27 PM by DateYutaka

dtshyk said:
Here are the yearly Blu-ray sales rankings for the fiscal 2011. (Dec 27th 2010 - Dec 19th 2011)

Blu-ray
*2, 101,704 Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu Limited Edition
12, *37,338 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.1 Limited Edition
18, *31,678 Castle in the Sky
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.2 Limited Edition

I loved these all so much <3
(There's this, plus a hell lotta Madoka there. Not that I'm surprised, of course. ^^V)

dtshyk said:
Blu-ray + DVD Sales rankings (total sales of the first volumes)
Autumn 2010
*1, 28,350 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
*6, *7,598 Shinryaku! Ika Musume
15, *2,052 Bakuman

Spring 2011
*1, 46,474 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
12, *6,334 A-Channel
13, *4,005 Nichijou

Summer 2011
*9, *4,189 Usagi Drop
10, *4,100 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni!
15, *1,550 Kamisama no Memochou
17, *1,486 Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

I'm so glad so many of my favourites made it here! ^^=

Dec 27, 2011 11:14 PM by Forest-kun

entropy13 said:
Madoka's the most overrated show in the last 10 years, or at least one of the most overrated shows in the last 10 years.

Took a glance at your list out of curiosity, and...did you drop Madoka at ep 2, or finish it and just never got around to updating your list?

If you did watch more, please ignore me. If not... I dunno. Everyone has their own tastes, and I'm nowhere near impartial on this. But please consider giving it another shot? Madoka doesn't really start to show its true colors 'til an episode or two after you dropped it.

And your username is really oddly relevant, given the subject matter.

(Anyone posting after me: please don't spoil it for him, just on the off chance he does decide to continue?)

Dec 27, 2011 9:45 PM by greymousie

TenkaseiRyo said:
jmal said:
TenkaseiRyo said:
i know how the market works

If you did, you wouldn't compare the sales of Unicorn to Madoka as if they meant anything, let alone implied some deficiency in Madoka's sales. You're ignoring the differences in formats. Compare Madoka to other TV series, not to major OVAs (and Unicorn is even one of the best selling OVAs, to boot). Madoka is the third best selling late-night TV anime in history (behind Evangelion and Bakemonogatari, I generally don't count something like World of Golden Eggs but add that too if you want) , measured by the initial disc release averages (i.e. not counting multiple boxsets released over years and such). The sales of the Unicorn OVA have no relation to that at all.

forgetting sales what has made more

Please stop posting on topics you don't fully understand. You'll just confuse other posters who aren't familiar with this stuff and might be misled into thinking you're making a reasonable comparison.



my views come form some one i what make more meny ofr the industry not direct sales DVD/BR only
im not making direct comparability views of the anime im gundam if year on year the bieegst money maker so sunrise have more money than the low amout UHF[light night] anime gets via ad s and such but thats one way all the anime have advanting over OVa cuase the fact that they have more direct in come than Via any ova cuase of sponsorship and ad revenue

my of had comment is based on all the hype that madoka has got not only on here but around the real world anf if you consider the fatc that most of the hype in either newtype this was AGE focused rather than UC focused

and i know for a rock soild fact that UHF anime rely more on sales then normal tv anime do cuase they would not make there budget back otherwise in TV ratings = income and most UHF done evne get a .5- 1.3 1/4 hour share

and BTW Eva time slot was changed arpd episode 14 it was a Prime time 1700 - 2259] block anime just to say
dude, just stop..

Dec 27, 2011 5:25 PM by john100

Castle in the Sky ♥

Dec 27, 2011 12:07 PM by Misaola

For those who want to know -

Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa (PS3) – 142,607

Dec 27, 2011 2:54 AM by sodious

infinite stratos has a pretty good sales.

Dec 27, 2011 1:39 AM by MorningGlory

jmal said:
TenkaseiRyo said:
i know how the market works

If you did, you wouldn't compare the sales of Unicorn to Madoka as if they meant anything, let alone implied some deficiency in Madoka's sales. You're ignoring the differences in formats. Compare Madoka to other TV series, not to major OVAs (and Unicorn is even one of the best selling OVAs, to boot). Madoka is the third best selling late-night TV anime in history (behind Evangelion and Bakemonogatari, I generally don't count something like World of Golden Eggs but add that too if you want) , measured by the initial disc release averages (i.e. not counting multiple boxsets released over years and such). The sales of the Unicorn OVA have no relation to that at all.

forgetting sales what has made more

Please stop posting on topics you don't fully understand. You'll just confuse other posters who aren't familiar with this stuff and might be misled into thinking you're making a reasonable comparison.



my views come form some one i what make more meny ofr the industry not direct sales DVD/BR only
im not making direct comparability views of the anime im gundam if year on year the bieegst money maker so sunrise have more money than the low amout UHF[light night] anime gets via ad s and such but thats one way all the anime have advanting over OVa cuase the fact that they have more direct in come than Via any ova cuase of sponsorship and ad revenue

my of had comment is based on all the hype that madoka has got not only on here but around the real world anf if you consider the fatc that most of the hype in either newtype this was AGE focused rather than UC focused

and i know for a rock soild fact that UHF anime rely more on sales then normal tv anime do cuase they would not make there budget back otherwise in TV ratings = income and most UHF done evne get a .5- 1.3 1/4 hour share

and BTW Eva time slot was changed arpd episode 14 it was a Prime time 1700 - 2259] block anime just to say

Dec 26, 2011 9:47 PM by DateYutaka

Very nice.

AnoHana, K-ON, Madoka, Tiger & Bunny, Suzumiya.

Dec 26, 2011 9:45 PM by Rezurrekt

dtshyk said:

Winter 2011
*1, 80,089 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
*2, 38,885 IS: Infinite Stratos
*3, *7,475 Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season
*4, *6,242 Freezing
*5, *4,846 Yumekui Merry
*6, *4,375 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
*7, *3,766 Starry☆Sky
*8, *3,239 Gosick
*9, *3,141 Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!
10, *2,476 Beelzebub
11, *1,896 Level E
12, *1,156 Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu!
13, *1,173 Cardfight!! Vanguard
14, *1,112 Rio: Rainbow Gate!
15, *1,056 Hourou Musuko
16, **,883 Fractale
17, **,562 Dragon Crisis!



LOL

Dec 26, 2011 9:37 PM by momonori

jmal said:
TenkaseiRyo said:
to took modoka four volumes to sell what gundam did in 2 so as i say gundam wins

Haha, your ignorance of how the anime market works is adorable.

i know how the market works

you also fail to see my views of UHF anime is only a scuuses if it seals well and hw higly rated madoka is im shocked gundam outsold it so badly based on hype

if you talk about distribution than gundam should win my miles but iif youn consider that in japan anyway it got theater release and got ok gross then it sold only 200000 thats low

Dec 26, 2011 6:53 PM by DateYutaka

TenkaseiRyo said:
to took modoka four volumes to sell what gundam did in 2 so as i say gundam wins


>Comparing OVA sales to Late Night TV Series sales

Also, >Implying Gundam isn't more popular than Madoka anyways.

Dec 26, 2011 6:05 PM by AyaneruIsMyWaifu

*4, *79,783 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer Complete Edition
*1, 113,202 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.3
*2, 18,791 Toaru Majutsu no Index II

Dec 26, 2011 4:06 PM by Mr_Gutts

entropy13 said:
Madoka's the most overrated show in the last 10 years, or at least one of the most overrated shows in the last 10 years.


It's overrated because there was no anime as genre-breaking(and good looking I suppose) in recent years.(to my knowledge)

And it certainly is not bad, for a 12 episoded series it wrapped everything nicely and the characters were likable as well...... It's good, and it probably is the best anime in spring

Dec 26, 2011 11:31 AM by GodlyKyon

Looking back, WOW, Summer really sucked.

Dec 26, 2011 11:28 AM by GodlyKyon

to took modoka four volumes to sell what gundam did in 2 so as i say gundam wins

Dec 26, 2011 11:11 AM by DateYutaka

Madoka's the most overrated show in the last 10 years, or at least one of the most overrated shows in the last 10 years.

Dec 26, 2011 7:59 AM by entropy13

Madoka=cash cow that is and is destined to be milked to death beyond comprehension.

Dog Days broke 10,000

Nice IM@S went over 20,000 however Idolm@ster G4U pack made most of the sales. Season 2 please.

Dec 26, 2011 7:34 AM by Hoppy

HomuraIsMyWaifu said:
dtshyk said:

*5, *68,547 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *63,532 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.2 Limited Edition
*7, *59,387 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.3 Limited Edition
*8, *58,636 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *57,789 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.5 Limited Edition
11, *57,045 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.6 Limited Edition


<3 Milk me more please. The movies, PSP game, and Online game are great, but more Homura merchandise would be lovely as well.


i want Homura 1/6 figure with her hat.

Dec 26, 2011 6:59 AM by tembikai

dtshyk said:

*5, *68,547 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *63,532 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.2 Limited Edition
*7, *59,387 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.3 Limited Edition
*8, *58,636 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *57,789 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.5 Limited Edition
11, *57,045 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica vol.6 Limited Edition


<3 Milk me more please. The movies, PSP game, and Online game are great, but more Homura merchandise would be lovely as well.

Dec 26, 2011 6:51 AM by AyaneruIsMyWaifu

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