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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Jan 9 - 15

by dtshyk
Jan 17, 2012 12:15 AM | 48 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD and CD rankings for January 9th - 15th.

DVD
*1, 2,612 *,**2,612 One Piece 14th Season vol.4
*2, 2,197 *,**2,197 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.1
*3, 1,366 *,**1,366 Naruto: Shippuuden Goei Shuketsu no Sho vol.5
*4, 1,261 *,*35,735 Usavich IV
*5, 1,107 1,119,679 My Neighbor Totoro
*6, *,872 *,*61,124 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.4
*7, *,768 *,*16,905 Pokemon Best Wishes! the Movie: Victini to Kuroki & Shiroki Eiyuu Reshiram
*8, *,581 *,*25,016 One Piece Log Collection "Water Seven"
*9, *,561 *,*24,506 One Piece Log Collection "Foxy"
10, *,451 *,269,869 Karigurashi no Arrietty
11, *,426 *,*44,460 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
12, *,413 *,474,552 Kiki's Delivery Service
13, *,373 *,746,243 Castle in the Sky

Blu-ray
*1, 7,764 **7,764 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.1
*2, 1,883 *27,437 Bakemonogatari Blu-ray Box
*3, 1,061 111,662 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.4
*4, *,610 *22,429 Persona 4 The Animation vol.2 Limited Edition
*5, *,433 **6,513 The iDOLM@STER vol.3 Limited Edition
*6, *,416 *21,682 Toradora! Blu-ray Box
*7, *,399 *29,959 Persona 4 The Animation vol.1 Limited Edition

Single CD
*2, 51,017 *51,017 Senki Zesshou Symphogear "Synchrogazer"
*8, 12,198 *12,198 Hunter x Hunter (2011) "Just Awake"
12, *7,284 **7,284 Fairy Tail "I Wish"
33, *2,354 115,067 Crayon Shin-chan "Kibo Sanmyaku"
34, *2,324 **2,324 Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion shito "Kokoro yo Genshi ni Modore ~2012 Version~"
39, *2,063 *73,499 K-On! (Movie) "Singing!"
40, *2,052 *72,529 K-On! (Movie) "Unmei♪wa♪Endless!"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 48 Comments Recent Comments

My Neighbour Totoro FTW!

Jan 19, 2012 1:38 AM by Sebulon

Nachtwandler_21 said:
It's just so funny to watch how people calling Horizon "shit" cause they just don't have enough brains or patient to get the complicated plot.


well as long the sales and rating are good and we get our long awaited 2nd season (probably 3rd if the sales keep going well)

why bother about some random anon haters opinion?

Jan 19, 2012 1:25 AM by articuzwolf

dtshyk said:

*8, 12,198 *12,198 Hunter x Hunter (2011) "Just Awake"


Awesome song!! Even I bought the single.

Jan 18, 2012 9:52 AM by lzumi-chan

Great sales for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai :), the reality of a second season occurring is getting closer and closer :)

Jan 18, 2012 6:12 AM by Hisokaissneaky18

Nachtwandler_21 said:
It's just so funny to watch how people calling Horizon "shit" cause they just don't have enough brains or patient to get the complicated plot.


i agree
and I find it even funier the way they made this show to present that complicated plot
but honestly - it's not the plot that makes some people to call it "mediocre" or "shit"

Jan 18, 2012 1:54 AM by Dalek-baka

It's just so funny to watch how people calling Horizon "shit" cause they just don't have enough brains or patient to get the complicated plot.

Jan 18, 2012 12:47 AM by Nachtwandler_21

jmal said:
tsubasalover said:
BTW, should Mai Kuraki's album (#2) (including Detective Conan's current ED) be listed in this week's ranking or next week?

A 1/11 release is this week (1/09-1/15). dtshyk just probably didn't notice it or chose not to report on it.

Thought so. I just remembered about her new album.

Jan 17, 2012 10:11 PM by tsubasalover

Atikal said:
Totoro just keeps living on. :)

Naturally ^^=

The Chihafuru sales don't surprise me at all. Congrats to Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, though. I figured they'd be popular. And congrats to Shinryaku?! Ika Musume! <3

Jan 17, 2012 9:10 PM by Forest-kun

BTW, should Mai Kuraki's album (#2) (including Detective Conan's current ED) be listed in this week's ranking or next week?

Jan 17, 2012 7:51 PM by tsubasalover

Totoro just keeps living on. :)

Jan 17, 2012 5:25 PM by Atikal

all those horizon sales should be going to chihayafuru

Jan 17, 2012 4:07 PM by Vylash

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:
Yeah, we're talking about the show that took Kaijis timeslot, and also made by Madhouse. It has all the ingredients for a bad seller.

Granted those estimates (it's on the 900ish end of that range) are just for the DVDs. BDs should be higher, we'll know better with Vol. 2 I think, assuming the thresholds arent as high as they were when Vol. 1 was released.

I mean it didn't sell well no matter how you look at it, it's more like the difference between 900 and maybe 3,000 at best.... but I think it would be more instructive to see how the sales of the manga have been affected by the anime. That's how the Chihayafuru anime can be deemed a success or failure, not on disc sales, which I doubt anyone involved was banking on.


While we don't have BD sales, this is a show aimed at the female fanbase... and most of the time these shows have higher DVD sales than BD sales. I see 1,500-2,000 as the most likely spot it ended up at.

Jan 17, 2012 4:04 PM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
Granted those estimates (it's on the 900ish end of that range) are just for the DVDs. BDs should be higher, we'll know better with Vol. 2 I think, assuming the thresholds arent as high as they were when Vol. 1 was released.

I mean it didn't sell well no matter how you look at it, it's more like the difference between 900 and maybe 3,000 at best.... but I think it would be more instructive to see how the sales of the manga have been affected by the anime. That's how the Chihayafuru anime can be deemed a success or failure, not on disc sales, which I doubt anyone involved was banking on.


I did try to check the anime's effect on manga sales a little while ago by comparing some first week figures (I should eventually complete the list to make sure I'm not drawing any hasty conclusion, but it should get the point across for now):

vol. 10: 161,373
[...]
vol. 14: 171,785 (Sept. 13 - 19, just before the anime)
vol. 15: 192,448 (about a month ago now)

The increase doesn't seem tremendous, though it may be better reflected in the sales for vol. 16. Added to decent disc sales (at best), this makes me view Chihayafuru neither as a success nor as a failure - the producers are most likely not regretting the adaptation, but I doubt they'd consider going for a second season unless the series was to be adapted into a live-action movie or TV drama series, since NTV seems to pay a lot of attention to these (see Kaiji S2, and arguably Kimi ni Todoke S2 since the timing was the same as the live-action movie's as well).

Jan 17, 2012 3:41 PM by Katapan

Confucius said:
VioLink said:
luongphanhien said:
dtshyk said:

Chihayafuru (*,746~*,920)


What? I can't believe it.


Me neither.


I can


Yeah, we're talking about the show that took Kaijis timeslot, and also made by Madhouse. It has all the ingredients for a bad seller.

Jan 17, 2012 1:27 PM by RyanSaotome

VioLink said:
luongphanhien said:
dtshyk said:

Chihayafuru (*,746~*,920)


What? I can't believe it.


Me neither.


I can

Jan 17, 2012 1:07 PM by Confucius

RyanSaotome said:
Clous said:
mitch3315 said:
Blu-ray
*1, 7,764 **7,764 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.1


Season 2 when?


Don't think they will want to produce s2 with such lackluster sales.


Lackluster? 10k is easily enough for a sequel.
---

And regarding Fate/Zero... it'll probably sell about 50k or so, according to the Stalker rankings.


its the opposite of lackluster
10k in bd+dvd sales means
the show made more than just cutting even. its a big hit
s2 very likely i believe

Jan 17, 2012 12:57 PM by kaena

jmal said:
Rukaliini said:
at least I think that it's pretty good to list as 4th in the Temporal rankings.. right?

Spot in the rankings doesn't really matter. Imagine a really disastrous season where the top selling show did 4k... being #1 wouldn't be impressive. Likewise, being #7 in a super heavy season and selling 8k would be much preferred.

You get the point. What matters is the sales number, and 10k first week is definitely good. Maybe not as much as people might have guessed when they first heard Haganai was becoming an anime (given how huge the light novel series is), but 10k is still good. And using popularity of the source material to predict sales can be very misleading/tricky anyway.


Yeah, its pretty disappointing given my initial expectations. I thought it would be another Ore no Imouto kinda seller, given its another massively popular LN by the same studio. Oh well.

Jan 17, 2012 12:27 PM by RyanSaotome

Mr_Gutts said:
*1, 7,764 **7,764 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.1
not bad i wouldn't mind a second season too
and just when i was thinking that persona 4 was getting interesting and it pull that off
*2, 20,164 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
r they fuckin kiddin me japan can be so blind sometimes btw f*ck the second season too that anime was sh*t
11, *2,336 Mirai Nikki
kinda expected more from this one
*5, 1,107 1,119,679 My Neighbor Totoro
12, *,413 *,474,552 Kiki's Delivery Service
13, *,373 *,746,243 Castle in the Sky
10, *,451 *,269,869 Karigurashi no Arrietty
can't believe they r still selling althought they were really nice anime
11, *,426 *,*44,460 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
man i really need to start watching this anime

btw *3, 18,674 Working'!! just luv it

Jan 17, 2012 11:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

*1, 7,764 **7,764 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.1
not bad i wouldn't mind a second season too
and just when i was thinking that persona 4 was getting interesting and it pull that off
*2, 20,164 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
r they fuckin kiddin me japan can be so blind sometimes btw f*ck the second season too that anime was sh*t
11, *2,336 Mirai Nikki
kinda expected more from this one
*5, 1,107 1,119,679 My Neighbor Totoro
12, *,413 *,474,552 Kiki's Delivery Service
13, *,373 *,746,243 Castle in the Sky
10, *,451 *,269,869 Karigurashi no Arrietty
can't believe they r still selling althought they were really nice anime
11, *,426 *,*44,460 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
man i really need to start watching this anime

Jan 17, 2012 11:54 AM by Mr_Gutts

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai sold alright dunno if there be a second season hope so... i think Mashiro will sell well dunno about the others.

Jan 17, 2012 11:41 AM by Ahmer

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