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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Mar 26 - Apr 1

by dtshyk
Apr 3, 2012 1:52 AM | 55 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD & CD rankings for March 26th - April 1st.

DVD
*1, 4,048 *,*20,485 Prince of Tennis: Eikokushiki Teikyuu Shiro Kessen! Deluxe Edition
*2, 3,006 *,**3,006 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 vol.4 Limited Edition
*3, 1,662 *,**1,662 Lupin III Master File
*4, 1,406 *,*11,155 Gintama' vol.9 Limited Edition
*5, 1,353 *,**1,353 The iDOLM@STER vol.6 Limited Edition
*6, 1,209 *,**7,126 Inu x Boku SS vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, 1,132 1,129,460 My Neighbor Totoro
*8, 1,123 *,**1,123 Shakugan no Shana III vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *,984 *.***,984 Beelzebub vol.10
10, *,898 *,**6,468 Persona 4 The Animation vol.5 Limited Edition
11, *,823 *,***,823 Senki Zesshou Symphogear vol.1 Limited Edition
12, *,811 *,***,811 Maken-Ki! vol.4 Limited Edition
13, *,806 *,**4,975 Ao no Exorcist vol.10 Limited Edition
14, *,737 *,***,737 Tamayura: Hitotose vol.4
15, *,713 *,**3,624 Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen vol.1
16, *,610 *,***,610 Gosick vol.12 Limited Edition
17, *,609 *,**2,725 Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Fukkatsu-hen
18, *,603 *,**3,926 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi vol.2 Limited Edition
19, *,551 *,***,551 Nichijou vol.10 Special Edition
20, *,539 *,**3,538 Brave 10 vol.1
21, *,528 *,478,217 Kiki's Delivery Service
22, *,486 *,**2,911 Eiga Suite Precure♪: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunaku Kiseki no Melody♪

Blu-ray
*1, 5,834 *5,834 The iDOLM@STER vol.6 Limited Edition
*2, 4,104 *4,104 Mawaru Penguindrum vol.6 Limited Edition
*3, 3,754 *3,754 Tamayura: Hitotose vol.4 Limited Edition
*4, 3,631 *3,631 Senki Zesshou Symphogear vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, 2,730 19,426 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.4 Limited Edition
*6, 2,710 *2,710 Shakugan no Shana IIIh vol.4 Limited Edition
*7, 2,192 *2,192 Another vol.1 Limited Edition
*8, 2,170 *2,170 Lupin III Master File
*9, 2,025 19,946 Persona 4 The Animation vol.5 Limited Edition
10, 1,932 *1,932 Maken-Ki! vol.4

Single CD
*1, 119,833 119,833 Doraemon: Nobita and the Miracle Island - Animal Adventure "Ikiteru Ikiteku"
*7, *10,068 *10,068 Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character Song vol.4
*9, **9,384 **9,384 Danball Senki W "Brave Hero"
22, **3,695 **3,695 New Prince of Tennis "Last Phase"
26, **2,742 *44,787 Guilty Crown "The Everlasting Guilty Crown"
29, **2,538 *21,299 Smile Precure! "Let's go! Smile Precure!" "Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!"
31, **2,407 *55,634 Mouretsu Pirates "Mugen no Ai"
33, **2,174 *16,767 Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character Song vol.3
36, **1,887 *39,478 Guilty Crown & Black★Rock Shooter "Kokuhaku" "Bokura no Ashiato"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 55 Comments Recent Comments

RyanSaotome said:
Does anyone have the Thursday numbers?

Thursday update only.
Full list with Thursday added.

Apr 6, 2012 5:46 AM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
Does anyone have the Thursday numbers?

( ´∀`)つ
*1, 13,829 Inu x Boku SS

*2, 10,345 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

*3, 10,057 Highschool DxD

*4, *7,354 Ano Natsu de Matteru

*5, *4,973 Brave 10

*6, *4,588 Mouretsu Pirates

*7, *4,454 Senki Zesshou Symphogear

*8, *4,012 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!

*9, *3,089 Rinne no Lagrange

10, *2,353 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai 2 Maku

11, *2,192 Another

12, *1,525 Zero no Tsukaima F (vol.2)

13, **,686 Kill Me Baby

Apr 6, 2012 5:43 AM by Akiyama

RyanSaotome said:
Does anyone have the Thursday numbers?


I'd like to know too.

Apr 6, 2012 5:01 AM by phoenixalia

Does anyone have the Thursday numbers?

Apr 6, 2012 12:26 AM by RyanSaotome

DraconisMarch said:
phoenixalia said:
So regarding Brave 10....would you say the sales are good for a first DVD/Bluray release?
I'd say it's amazing, considering how bad it was.


I guess the seiyuus did the trick eh?

Apr 5, 2012 12:07 AM by phoenixalia

phoenixalia said:
So regarding Brave 10....would you say the sales are good for a first DVD/Bluray release?
I'd say it's amazing, considering how bad it was.

Apr 4, 2012 1:43 PM by DraconisMarch

Cirris said:
However the producer flat out said there would be no romance in the series up front. I actually think that decision hurt the series. It's one thing to not have Romance, a common element in a drama series, in the show. It's another to flat out tell the audience "forget it, don't hope for anything. there won't be anything."

I still think people make too much of this, though. Frankly, finding out there would be no explicit focus on romance in the traditional sense was a relief - most shows would have paired the Vox pilots with the alien boys. Or thrown male pirates into Mouretsu and paired Marika off with someone. By not making these shows romances, we totally avoided that, *and* still got some awesome, heavy yuri subtext. Win-win.

No it's not a straight up yuri relationship with official dating and such - but we weren't going to get that anyway. So I find it hard to feel like we "lost" anything when what we do have is so very very nice.

Apr 3, 2012 5:32 PM by jmal

jmal said:
Deardrops said:
That's enough reason for me to watch it.
What about Hanasaku Iroha, does it have anything of what these 3 shows have in terms of Yuri subtext?

Others could probably answer better, as I dropped it 9 or 10 eps in. It had some blatant yuri baiting (that novel delusion scene...) that was very nice for what it was, but also made pretty clear that everyone was very much hetero, as far as I watched anyway. I don't mind yuri baiting, and I don't mind hetero, but when shows try to yuri bait while also making clear it's just empty baiting and everyone is strictly hetero (and most importantly, not in hetero relationships I find engaging), I just end up feeling like I'm being used, and that feeling sours me on a show more quickly than anything else.

It had gorgeous visuals and is understandably liked by a lot of people, but I found myself completely unable to enjoy watching it and had to move on to other things, because it wasn't going to be the sort of show I'd initially hoped for. If I'm trying to be objective/balanced, I have to say it's at least worth a try, as you might feel differently - if the way the relationships are handled doesn't bother you then you might actually find quite a lot to like in it. But it's a show I'd rather forget.


Rinne has major Yuri overtones in it. There's the naked skinny dipping scene, the snuggling in bed scene, the sexual harassment of Lan, and also the hand holdings. Seriously, I was hoping they'd just start making out like "Shoujo Sect" style. However the producer flat out said there would be no romance in the series up front. I actually think that decision hurt the series. It's one thing to not have Romance, a common element in a drama series, in the show. It's another to flat out tell the audience "forget it, don't hope for anything. there won't be anything."

Apr 3, 2012 5:04 PM by Cirris

dtshyk said:
Here are the weekly DVD & CD rankings for March 26th - April 1st.


Single CD

26, **2,742 *44,787 Guilty Crown "The Everlasting Guilty Crown"

36, **1,887 *39,478 Guilty Crown & Black★Rock Shooter "Kokuhaku" "Bokura no Ashiato"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

what GC song is still in the list!? AWESOME

Apr 3, 2012 4:32 PM by krisyana

Deardrops said:
That's enough reason for me to watch it.
What about Hanasaku Iroha, does it have anything of what these 3 shows have in terms of Yuri subtext?

Others could probably answer better, as I dropped it 9 or 10 eps in. It had some blatant yuri baiting (that novel delusion scene...) that was very nice for what it was, but also made pretty clear that everyone was very much hetero, as far as I watched anyway. I don't mind yuri baiting, and I don't mind hetero, but when shows try to yuri bait while also making clear it's just empty baiting and everyone is strictly hetero (and most importantly, not in hetero relationships I find engaging), I just end up feeling like I'm being used, and that feeling sours me on a show more quickly than anything else.

It had gorgeous visuals and is understandably liked by a lot of people, but I found myself completely unable to enjoy watching it and had to move on to other things, because it wasn't going to be the sort of show I'd initially hoped for. If I'm trying to be objective/balanced, I have to say it's at least worth a try, as you might feel differently - if the way the relationships are handled doesn't bother you then you might actually find quite a lot to like in it. But it's a show I'd rather forget.

Apr 3, 2012 3:37 PM by jmal

Deardrops said:
So basically it's something like Madoka and K-on? if that's the case then i'm definitely watching it.

In a broad sense, yeah kinda. More "romantic", I suppose, than K-ON! but perhaps less "intense" than Madoka. But that has as much to do with the different nature of all three shows on the comedy-drama spectrum as anything else, with K-ON! being more on the comedy end, Madoka being pretty far on the drama end, and Rinne being somewhere in the middle.

Apr 3, 2012 3:02 PM by jmal

Deardrops said:
So Rinne has any Yuri in it at all?

It's technically still subtext (they're not making out if that's what you mean), but it's some of the least subtle subtext in years. I mean, that final episode, goddamn that was nice. One of the top endings in a season that's had a number of good endings. The Madoka/Muginami/Lan dynamic was so fun to watch. So as a yuri fan who understands that he has to settle for subtext 95% of the time, I really loved it.

Apr 3, 2012 2:38 PM by jmal

*1, 4,048 *,*20,485 Prince of Tennis: Eikokushiki Teikyuu Shiro Kessen! Deluxe Edition
*4, 1,406 *,*11,155 Gintama' vol.9 Limited Edition
18, *,603 *,**3,926 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi vol.2 Limited Edition
31, **2,407 *55,634 Mouretsu Pirates "Mugen no Ai"
Yeah! :D

20, *,539 *,**3,538 Brave 10 vol.1
Really...?


11, *,823 *,***,823 Senki Zesshou Symphogear vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, *10,068 *10,068 Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character Song vol.4
33, **2,174 *16,767 Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character Song vol.3
This is due to the fact that it has fanservice, singing, and girls. Though some of the music wasn't bad.

Apr 3, 2012 2:35 PM by Mirorin

RyanSaotome said:
phoenixalia said:
How the hell did Symphogear sell so well? I couldn't make it mast 4 episodes and I'm quite patient with most anime.


Nana Mizuki fans, basically. They'll buy anything where she sings.

They didn't buy Blood-C.

Apr 3, 2012 2:08 PM by Samu-tan

Rinne needed more Yuri. Then the Otaku would have overlooked the the fact that the show was just a basic promotion for that one town Kamogawa.


Symphogears numbers are on par with a show that was a bit messy. However their Musical scores continue to sell really well. Yukine Chris's Character single is the 5th straight single to record a top ten showing for the series.

phoenixalia said:
How the hell did Symphogear sell so well? I couldn't make it mast 4 episodes and I'm quite patient with most anime.


As crappy is the plot was, Some of the characters stories were pretty nice. Both Tsubasa and Yukine had really nice side stories that made their characters rather sympathetic. Most people still found Hibiki rather annoying though and wished Kanade would resurrect and steal her body. If you gave up after 4 episodes your really wouldn't have gotten to see Yukine Chris's story. I think she should have been the real protagonist of the series.

phoenixalia said:

regarding that, can you please tell me the plot of High School DXD. I don't mind spoilers. From what I've heard it only has fan service. But some people are biased. And I usually steer clear from harem unless they have a real plot.


Issie, your typical horny asian bastard, was born with a special power, Red Dragon gear, given to him by god. There are 3 factions in a power struggle; Angels, Fallen Angels, and Demons. Issie was targeted by the fallen angels for elimination. But he was rescued by Rais Gremory, a gorgeous high ranking demon. Issie becomes Rais's "pawn", a ranking system based on chess pieces, and he fights to protect her and her other subordinates using his special powers.





On a different note. Damn, "Another" bit it big time. barely a 2K showing. Part of me thought the way the beginning of the series started and how the series ended felt like 2 different shows. I almost got the feeling that the studio saw pre-orders and decided to make it more into a slasher gorefest at the end in hopes of bolstering shock value sales.

Apr 3, 2012 2:08 PM by Cirris

iDOLM@STER at the top? Aw yeah.

Apr 3, 2012 1:17 PM by destructo22

Sir_Lexa said:
Deardrops said:
Sir_Lexa said:
Deardrops said:
You seem to hate boobies, what's your story my friend? i'll give you my ears.


Cool story bro.


I'm not joking here, i'm asking a question, but if you're gonna just write some overused meme joke then there is no point in continuing this conversation.

"And just so you know I won't respond to any more replies, because this discussion is completely pointless and a waste of my time"
What happened to that, by the way?


It's really hard to answer anything seriously since your are atm obviously trolling.
And to answer your important question. No, I do not hate boobs.

phoenixalia said:
Also, how much percent is plot and how much percent is fanservice?


I'd say it's a good mix of both, but if you want percents... It depends really on what episode. But I'd say maybe 35 % plot and 65 % fanservice. That's atleast my opinion :)


....ok I am not liking the sound of that. you're the 3rd person to say that. sigh.

Apr 3, 2012 1:05 PM by phoenixalia

Deardrops said:
Sir_Lexa said:
Deardrops said:
You seem to hate boobies, what's your story my friend? i'll give you my ears.


Cool story bro.


I'm not joking here, i'm asking a question, but if you're gonna just write some overused meme joke then there is no point in continuing this conversation.

"And just so you know I won't respond to any more replies, because this discussion is completely pointless and a waste of my time"
What happened to that, by the way?


It's really hard to answer anything seriously since your are atm obviously trolling.
And to answer your important question. No, I do not hate boobs.

phoenixalia said:
Also, how much percent is plot and how much percent is fanservice?


I'd say it's a good mix of both, but if you want percents... It depends really on what episode. But I'd say maybe 35 % plot and 65 % fanservice. That's atleast my opinion :)

Apr 3, 2012 12:58 PM by Sir_Lexa

Deardrops said:
Sir_Lexa said:
Deardrops said:


I give up. You know better what I say than myself.
I have no idea why you're arguing with me.
I meant that it's nice to see a quality anime outsell the "boobies" anime, So why do you think I mentioned HDxD?

And just so you know I won't respond to any more replies, because this discussion is completely pointless and a waste of my time.


I'm not really arguing, i just asked why did you mention Highschool DxD in a completely irrelevant subject?
You seem to hate boobies, what's your story my friend? i'll give you my ears.


I think that person is saying that the main reason DXD sold was because of fanservice and boobs....oh and boob jiggles. yea I know that much. I think he/she's trying to say that without boobs and fanservice it wouldn't have sold as well. Meaning people still watch drama-ish soft-ish plot animes without boobs. I wouldn't know as I haven't watched it.

besides that, yea I saw the synopsis but I still dunno whether I should watch it. So if you, if you want, kindly just say what the whole thing is about in the anime.

Also, how much percent is plot and how much percent is fanservice?

Apr 3, 2012 12:57 PM by phoenixalia

Deardrops said:
You seem to hate boobies, what's your story my friend? i'll give you my ears.


Cool story bro.

Apr 3, 2012 12:51 PM by Sir_Lexa

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