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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Jan 23 - 29

by dtshyk
Jan 31, 2012 1:47 AM | 59 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD and CD rankings for January 23rd - 29th.

DVD
*1, 18,697 18,697 One Piece Log Collection "Rocket Man"
*2, 10,519 10,519 Gintama' vol.7 Limited Edition
*3, *6,653 *6,653 Persona 4 The Animation vol.3 Limited Edition
*4, *6,424 *6,424 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.5
*5, *4,539 *4,539 Ao no Exorcist vol.8 Limited Edition
*6, *3,715 *3,715 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch DVD Box
*7, *3,372 *3,372 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 vol.2 Limited Edition
*8, *2,878 *2,878 Guilty Crown vol.1 Limited Edition
*9, *2,680 *2,680 Bleach Hamen Metsubo Hen vol.12
10, *2,633 *2,633 Starry☆Sky vol.12 Special Edition
11, *2,549 *2,549 Working'!! vol.4 Limited Edition
12, *1,840 *1,840 Chou Seimeitai Transformers DVD Box vol.1
13, *1,788 *1,788 Chou Seimeitai Transformers DVD Box vol.2
14, *1,744 *1,744 Tiger and Bunny vol.9
15, *1,579 *1,579 Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou vol.5
16, *1,524 *1,524 Ro-Kyu-Bu! vol.5 Limited Edition
17, *1,514 *1,514 No.6 vol.5 Limited Edition
18, *1,362 *1,362 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! vol.5
19, *1,357 *1,357 The iDOLM@STER vol.4 Limited Edition
20, *1,345 *1,345 Kimi to Boku. vol.2 Limited Edition
21, *1,209 *1,209 Junjou Romantica DVD Box
22, *1,204 *1,204 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira vol.4 Limited Edition
23, *1,177 *1,177 Chou Seimeitai Transformers 2010 DVD Box
24, *1,146 *1,146 Kamiusagi Rope 2
25, *1,121 *1,121 Keroro Gunsou 7th Season vol.12
26, *1,048 *1,048 Shakugan no Shana III vol.2 Limited Edition
27, *1,031 *1,031 Beelzebub vol.8
28, **,954 **,954 Morita-san wa Mukuchi 2

Blu-ray
*1, 21,757 21,757 Tiger and Bunny vol.9 Limited Edition
*2, 20,208 20,208 Persona 4 The Animation vol.3 Limited Edition
*3, 18,281 18,281 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.2 Limited Edition
*4, 13,412 13,412 Steins;Gate vol.8
*5, *7,498 *7,498 Working'!! vol.4 Limited Edition
*6, *7,164 *7,164 Guilty Crown vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, *5,703 *5,703 The iDOLM@STER vol.4 Limited Edition
*8, *5,148 *5,148 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.5
*9, *4,599 *4,599 Mawaru Penguindrum vol.4 Limited Edition
10, *4,468 *4,468 Ro-Kyu-Bu! vol.5 Limited Edition
11, *3,885 *3,885 gdgd Fairies vol.1
12, *3,876 *3,876 Tamayura: Hitotose vol.2
13, *3,452 *3,452 Ao no Exorcist vol.8 Limited Edition
14, *3,372 *3,372 Mayo Chiki! vol.5 Limited Edition
15, *3,276 *3,276 Onegai Teacher Blu-ray Box
16, *3,076 *3,076 Usagi Drop vol.4
17, *3,026 *3,026 Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam vol.1

Single CD
*5, 16,135 16,135 Detective Conan "Miss Mystery"
*6, 13,140 13,140 Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character Song Series vol.1
*9, 10,191 10,191 Beelzebub "Shoujo Traveler"
12, *9,043 *9,043 Toyosaki Aki "music"
14, *5,826 67,057 Senki Zesshou Symphogear "Synchrogazer"
16, *4,894 *4,894 Another "Kyoumu Densen"
18, *4,476 *4,476 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai 2 Maku "Nazo! Nazo? Happiness!!"
28, *3,030 *8,839 Kill Me Baby "Kill me no Baby!" & "Futari no Kimochi no Honto no Himitsu"
30, *2,809 *2,809 Mirai Nikki (TV) "Dead End"
32, *2,683 *2,683 Highschool DxD "Trip -innocent of D-"
34, *2,466 11,565 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! "Coloring"
45, *1,887 *1,887 .hack//The Movie: Sekai no Mukou ni "Hikari wo Atsumete"
49, *1,741 17,737 Hunter x Hunter (2011) "Just Awake"

Album CD
*9, 12,209 12,209 Inazuma Eleven Go Character Song Original Album
12, *8,951 *8,951 Hatsune Miku Vocalodream
17, *6,455 *6,455 Guilty Crown Original Soundtrack
18, *5,847 34,749 K-On! (Movie) Hokago Teatime in Movie
21, *5,188 *5,188 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Original Sound Track
33, *3,281 *3,281 Hatsune Miku Hanataba the best of doriko
47, *2,350 *2,350 Steins;Gate Anthology Drama CD
48, *2,338 49,229 Bakemonogatari Songs & Soundtracks

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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jmal said:
scruffykiwi said:
Isn't selling well?? It sold ~5000 BluRays which I think is pretty good for an Arthouse sort of anime

5,000 for a two cour show with fairly high production values isn't necessarily great these days. They may or may not break even - it's hard to know. "Arthouse" doesn't really have anything to do with it. "Indie movie" economics doesn't really apply to most broadcast TV anime. It needed to make that money no differently from any other show.


I wouldn't say Penguindrum had fairly high production values though. It looked pretty due to nice art direction but there were definitely cost saving methods used in terms of actual animation.

Feb 5, 2012 8:49 AM by kirarakim

Hopefully working will have a 3rd season...

Persona 4 having a high number of sales is great. I just hope they consider animating Pesona 3 FES too.

Feb 3, 2012 7:37 AM by Magito

Salinga said:
It's a shame that Mawaru Penguindrum isn't selling that well.


Isn't selling well?? It sold ~5000 BluRays which I think is pretty good for an Arthouse sort of anime

Feb 2, 2012 4:26 PM by scruffykiwi

Mashiroiro Symphony might end up close to 3k once you count the DVDs, so it actually did a bit better than expected. It'll end up one of the better selling Manglobe series (not that it means much since their series always flop).

Feb 2, 2012 7:39 AM by RyanSaotome

Update
18, *2,753 *2,753 Shakugan no Shana III vol.2 Limited Edition
19, *2,440 *2,440 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! vol.5
20, *2,325 *2,325 Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers vol.1
21, *2,138 *2,138 Maken-Ki! vol.2
22, *2,021 *2,021 Mirai Nikki vol.2 Limited Edition
23, *1,936 *1,936 vol.2 Limited Edition
24, *1,864 *1,864 Nichijou vol.8 Special Edition
25, *1,826 *1,826 Towa no Quon 6: Towa no Quon Limited Edition
26, *1,779 *1,779 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira vol.4 Limited Edition
27, *1,676 *1,676 Gosick vol.10
28, *1,546 *1,546 UN-GO vol.1
29, *1,445 24,118 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.1 Limited Edition
30, *1,409 *1,409 Sacred Seven vol.5
31, *1,290 *1,290 Kamisama Dolls vol.5
32, *1,256 *1,256 No.6 vol.5 Limited Edition
33, *1,056 *1,056 Ikoku Meiro no Croisée vol.5
34, **,920 **,920 R-15 vol.5
35, **,902 **,902 Blood-C vol.5 Limited Edition
36, **,851 *7,278 Hanasaku Iroha vol.7
37, **,828 **,828 Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou vol.5

Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Sales Rankings in Autumn 2011 (first volumes)
*1, 41,369 Persona 4 The Animation
*2, 24,118 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
*3, 19,613 Working'!!
*4, 11,984 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
*5, 10,042 Guilty Crown
*6, *4,524 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2
*7, *4,077 Tamayura: Hitotose (Blu-ray data only, DVD *,920 ~1,131)
*8, *3,885 gdgd Fairies
*9, *3,801 Shakugan no Shana III (vol.2)
10, *3,421 Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
11, *3,379 Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
12, *3,199 Maken-Ki! (Blu-ray data only, DVD *,920 ~1,131)
13, *3,026 Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam
14, *2,336 Mirai Nikki
15, *2,333 Chihayafuru (vol.2)
16, *2,325 Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers
17, *2,101 Ben-To
18, *2,038
19, *1,853 Kimi to Boku.
21, *1,546 UN-GO
22, **,954 Morita-san wa Mukuchi 2

out of the rankings
Hunter x Hunter
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle

Not released yet
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (Feb 10)
Fate/Zero (Mar 7)

Feb 2, 2012 7:03 AM by dtshyk

WOW !
Great list ! :)

Feb 2, 2012 12:47 AM by Misaola

The autumn rankings suck :/

Persona 4 is okay, but Horizon?

Last Exile should also be higher.

Not to speak of Chihayafuru, Mirai Nikki and Kimi to Boku. Their sales make me sad.

Phi Brain deserves to be out of the rankings, but seeing Un-Go and Hunter x Hunter doing so bad is frustrating. Especially with HxH, I hope the sales get better otherwise I fear they might not ger further with the adaption of the manga this time.



It's good to see Tiger & Bunny do so well though, at least some good shows are appreciated.

Feb 1, 2012 9:23 PM by Pullman

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6349631.html

8. Idolmaster Anime & G4U Pack Vol. 4 / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 18,179

So total for Idolmaster 4 is 25,239

Feb 1, 2012 9:06 PM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
Hm, I didn't check GC in the last few weeks before it released, but when I checked yesterday, Stalker was fairly close. Underestimated less than a thousand each, I think it was, on BD and DVD. I certainly thought Stalker had a lot less, hence why I thought it'd be about 6-7k, but figured maybe it got a lot of ppints in the end while I wasn't looking.


It was on pace for a lot lower, but it ended up being in the top 40-50 every day the last two weeks after episode 12 (which had a major plot twist). It just needed something to make people care about it to help its sales.

jmal said:
So Stalker did adjust again? I know they adjusted for the Bake and Toradora sets, which threw me at first because I remembered Stalker being way lower than what they really put up, then when I went to check it was almost exact. If they adjusted, do you happen to remember where it was pre-adjustment?


As far as I know (since I check it every day), its the same. They have a more accurate point tally now so its sales will likely be within 15-20% of the points.

Feb 1, 2012 11:12 AM by RyanSaotome

Pretty surprised with that GC numbers lol, its wayyyy than amazon stalker prediction.. sigh they keep changing the method.

I'm disappointed its not total flop, noitaminA might consider make stuff like shit again [/troll]

Oh well its gonna be total shame if I.G and Director Araki's career ruined because this tho.

Feb 1, 2012 12:48 AM by fertygo

RyanSaotome said:
outlawauron said:
People don't seem to learn. Guilty Crown is the exact type of show that sells well. I"m surprised that it only did 10k first week. Not a bad start.


Eh, it was expected to be a 20-25k type hit from the start, so its still really disappointing... with the major animation budget and all the marketing (I hear they even had ads for it in movie theaters), I'm not sure if 10k is enough to make back what they spent on it.


if I were the producers, I would rather spend my money on Haganai or Working because it cost less and sells more

talk about profit here LOL

Jan 31, 2012 10:40 PM by articuzwolf

outlawauron said:
People don't seem to learn. Guilty Crown is the exact type of show that sells well. I"m surprised that it only did 10k first week. Not a bad start.


Eh, it was expected to be a 20-25k type hit from the start, so its still really disappointing... with the major animation budget and all the marketing (I hear they even had ads for it in movie theaters), I'm not sure if 10k is enough to make back what they spent on it.

Jan 31, 2012 10:13 PM by RyanSaotome

People don't seem to learn. Guilty Crown is the exact type of show that sells well. I"m surprised that it only did 10k first week. Not a bad start.

Jan 31, 2012 9:13 PM by outlawauron

waa~ good to see Junjou Romantica and Sekaiichi hatsukoi 2 got their spot again!! ^^;

Jan 31, 2012 9:09 PM by tetsuhiro143

jmal said:
Solkiskey said:
No, Guilty Crown is that bad.

There's no such thing, no matter how desperate you are to inflict your opinions on others in the guise of imaginary "objective facts".

GarLogan78 said:
Poor Madhouse. HunterxHunter didn't even rank and Chihayafuru is barely hanging in there.

Well, DVD/BDs aren't all that relevant to HxH's success, it's a Shounen Jump adaptation after all. Its purpose is to sell more manga and merchandise, and I guess TV ratings.

The only one of the super-long Shounen Jump fighting anime adaptations that sells high numbers as TV anime these days is Gintama'. One Piece's boxsets sell very well, but the individual releases of current episodes don't. Bleach used to pull in 10k+ the first few major story arcs, but not anymore.

As for Chihayafuru, well, same thing, albeit to a lesser degree. Long as the manga sees a sales increase, the anime is doing its job.


It is not imaginary.

Let's hope that with GC's sales, other studios won't take it as an example and start making original anime like GC.

Jan 31, 2012 4:35 PM by Soru

28, *3,030 *8,839 Kill Me Baby "Kill me no Baby!" & "Futari no Kimochi no Honto no Himitsu"

You're kidding me.

Jan 31, 2012 2:58 PM by Mirorin

jmal said:
Solkiskey said:
Except some anime shouldn't EVEN be liked because they're just THAT horrible.

You have absolutely no right or authority to decide that.

And before you try to retort that I must be a GC fanboy, that couldn't be farther from the truth (I didn't like the two eps I managed to sit through at all), but whether I think it's good or not has absolutely no bearing on whether someone else "should" like it or not. That's just arrogant as hell.

Xadyu said:
dtshyk said:
*1, 18,697 18,697 One Piece Log Collection "Rocket Man"

What's this?

The Log Collections are a series of One Piece DVD boxsets. This is, I dunno, probably the 10th or so. I imagine they'll be going on for a while yet given how long OP is.


No, Guilty Crown is that bad.

Jan 31, 2012 2:06 PM by Soru

I don't like Guilty Crown, but its success further proves that original properties can sell. If it at all inspires producers to take more chances on big-budget, original IP, I can only see it as a good thing for the industry.

As for content, they aren't going to get it right every time, especially when many people making anime aren't used to developing new concepts.

Jan 31, 2012 1:15 PM by TJR

I really don't like too much Mirai nikki second OP: Dead end. The first was better.

Jan 31, 2012 1:04 PM by minimiau

Poor Madhouse. HunterxHunter didn't even rank and Chihayafuru is barely hanging in there.

Jan 31, 2012 12:40 PM by GarLogan78

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