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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Apr 2 - 8

by dtshyk
Apr 10, 2012 1:27 AM | 58 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD & CD rankings for April 2nd - 8th.

DVD
*1, 2,666 *,**2,666 One Piece 14th Season vol.7
*2, 1,760 *,**1,760 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi DVD Box vol.7
*3, 1,702 *,**1,702 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi DVD Box vol.8
*4, 1,685 *,**1,685 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, 1,058 *,**1,058 Naruto: Shippuuden Senjo no Paradise Life vol.2
*6, 1,046 1,130,506 My Neighbor Totoro
*7, *,962 *,***,962 Amagami SS+ plus vol.1
*8, *,828 *,*21,313 Prince of Tennis: Eikokushiki Teikyuu Shiro Kessen! Deluxe Edition
*9, *,788 *,**3,794 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 vol.4 Limited Edition
10, *,569 *,**1,534 Sore Ike! Anpanman Ongakukan
11, *,504 *,187,998 Porco Rosso
12, *,467 *,**7,593 Inu x Boku SS vol.1 Limited Edition
13, *,455 *,***,455 Fairy Tail vol.27
14, *,425 *,*11,580 Gintama' vol.9 Limited Edition
15, *,424 *,478,641 Kiki's Delivery Service
16, *,389 *,748,860 Castle in the Sky
17, *,343 *,**2,005 Lupin III Master File
18, *,334 *,338,797 Princess Mononoke
19, *,330 *,***,330 Toriko vol.7

Blu-ray
*1, 3,558 *3,558 Amagami SS+ plus vol.1
*2, 1,702 *1,702 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.1 Limited Edition
*3, *,671 **,671 Kill Me Baby vol.2
*4, *,648 20,594 Persona 4 The Animation vol.5 Limited Edition
*5, *,644 *4,275 Senki Zesshou Symphogear vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *,619 *6,453 The iDOLM@STER vol.6 Limited Edition
*7, *,490 *8,206 Highschool DxD vol.1
*8, *,430 19,856 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *,415 49,788 Fate/Zero vol.1

Single CD
*3, 23,032 142,865 Doraemon: Nobita and the Miracle Island - Animal Adventure "Ikiteru Ikiteku"
10, *7,245 **7,245 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE "sharp #"
25, *2,074 **2,074 Namikawa Daisuke "UTAO"
26, *1,984 *57,618 Mouretsu Pirates "Mugen no Ai"
28, *1,914 *11,982 Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character Song vol.4
29, *1,903 *11,287 Danball Senki W "Brave Hero"
33, *1,680 *22,979 Smile Precure! "Let's go! Smile Precure!" "Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!"
36, *1,482 *46,269 Guilty Crown "The Everlasting Guilty Crown"
46, *1,140 *40,618 Guilty Crown & Black★Rock Shooter "Kokuhaku" "Bokura no Ashiato"
48, *1,071 *17,838 Senki Zesshou Symphogear Character Song vol.3

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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here all time top sales tv series anime (average above 40.000, no addition BOX and late started sales)

 111.559 1995 Evangelion
 *78.671 2009 Bakemonogatari
 *71.056 2011 Puella Magi Madoka
 *69.247 2004 MSG SEED DESTINY
 *58.589 2002 MSG SEED
*49.788 2011 Fate/Zero ......................ongoing
 *46.147 2008 Macross F
 *45.367 2006 Code Geass
 *43.830 2009 K-On !
 *42.690 2008 Code Geass R2
 *41.038 2006 Haruhi 1

from 2ch

Apr 13, 2012 5:57 AM by bombay

Inu x Boku SS did a lot better than I thought it would, lol.

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi <3.

Apr 13, 2012 12:01 AM by Ardamaeus

Thanks. Got it.

Apr 12, 2012 6:11 PM by Ace_09

No no.. You are misunderstanding my question..

I was asking, if the info jmal supplied was for the sale requirement per volume, or the total sales..

Apr 12, 2012 6:09 PM by Ace_09

jmal said:
[...]


Can I ask, if the sales requirements are the cumulative total of all the volumes sold or they are per individual volumes?

Apr 12, 2012 5:47 PM by Ace_09

phoenixalia said:
Oniichanz said:
phoenixalia said:
I am new to the keeping track of sales thing but as of today what would the DVD/Bluray points need to be to be decent? What would they need to be to be great as in uta pri great?


1-3 Low sales.
4-9 Average sales.
10-18 decent sales.
19-30 Very good sales.
40-70 Very very very very good sales, like Bakemonogatari, K-on, and Magica madoka.


I'm sorry, I don't quite understand. I'm counting them as in 58 k for nisemonogatari.

the 1- 3 means?....


I assume he means 1-3k.

Apr 12, 2012 9:46 AM by RyanSaotome

Oniichanz said:
phoenixalia said:
I am new to the keeping track of sales thing but as of today what would the DVD/Bluray points need to be to be decent? What would they need to be to be great as in uta pri great?


1-3 Low sales.
4-9 Average sales.
10-18 decent sales.
19-30 Very good sales.
40-70 Very very very very good sales, like Bakemonogatari, K-on, and Magica madoka.


I'm sorry, I don't quite understand. I'm counting them as in 58 k for nisemonogatari.

the 1- 3 means?....

Apr 12, 2012 9:40 AM by phoenixalia

I am new to the keeping track of sales thing but as of today what would the DVD/Bluray points need to be to be decent? What would they need to be to be great as in uta pri great?

Apr 12, 2012 7:00 AM by phoenixalia

Happy about DxD since that means more chances of having season 2...

Apr 11, 2012 1:13 AM by Ace_09

phoenixalia said:
jmal said:
phoenixalia said:
@RyanSaotome
where did you get those figures? did you try on amazon itself or?

Amazon Ranking Stalker, or you can just trawl through Amazon's bestseller lists. Stalker is at: http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/index_news.cgi

That page lists 1) anime in the top 100 of all DVD/BDs, 2) all upcoming Vol. 1s on BD, and 3) all upcoming Vol. 1s on DVD.

The "points" (pt) column is the current estimate of what sales aree, based on algorithms that combine Amazon rankings with historical sales data. Just keep various caveats in mind, such as the longer something has been solicited, the more points it has (so don't compare something that's been up for preorder for a month with something that just got listed yesterday), and that sometimes the estimates can be significantly off, although they're usually pretty good.

Obviously the closer the release date is, the closer the points are likely to be to what Oricon will actually report.


thanks so very much again. is it updated regularly?


Its updated hourly

Apr 11, 2012 12:57 AM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
phoenixalia said:
@RyanSaotome
where did you get those figures? did you try on amazon itself or?

Amazon Ranking Stalker, or you can just trawl through Amazon's bestseller lists. Stalker is at: http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/index_news.cgi

That page lists 1) anime in the top 100 of all DVD/BDs, 2) all upcoming Vol. 1s on BD, and 3) all upcoming Vol. 1s on DVD.

The "points" (pt) column is the current estimate of what sales aree, based on algorithms that combine Amazon rankings with historical sales data. Just keep various caveats in mind, such as the longer something has been solicited, the more points it has (so don't compare something that's been up for preorder for a month with something that just got listed yesterday), and that sometimes the estimates can be significantly off, although they're usually pretty good.

Obviously the closer the release date is, the closer the points are likely to be to what Oricon will actually report.


thanks so very much again. is it updated regularly?

Apr 10, 2012 10:50 PM by phoenixalia

*3, 10,345 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi
Yay Natsume!

*7, *4,588 Mouretsu Pirates
10, *3,387 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Moretsu did pretty good. I was honestly expecting Danshi to have more sales.


26, *1,984 *57,618 Mouretsu Pirates "Mugen no Ai"
Surprisingly, the CDs are doing fairly well. :O

14, *,425 *,*11,580 Gintama' vol.9 Limited Edition
Aw. Was hoping Gintama did better. :(

Apr 10, 2012 2:35 PM by Mirorin

Well haters are gonna hate I for one can't wait for a second season of Highschool DxD, will pick this up when funimation release it over here...

Apr 10, 2012 1:44 PM by RandyW88

j0x said:
Rinne No Lagrange has 3000+ sales nice to see that, waiting for season 2


Yes, I hope it'll sell more than that eventually though. I think it deserves it.
RyanSaotome said:
5camp said:
*2, 10,547 Highschool DxD

I just...I mean...why?

Like, there wasn't even the excuse of wanting to see the uncensored titties as they were uncensored on TV as well.


Its actually a good show.


True indeed. I'm thrilled to see that it's selling well.

Apr 10, 2012 1:10 PM by Beedlebud

at least some anime r doing ok

Apr 10, 2012 12:58 PM by Mr_Gutts

Thanks for the links guys. Now I can check it out myself. Thanks very much.

@RyanSaotome

where did you get those figures? did you try on amazon itself or?

Apr 10, 2012 11:59 AM by phoenixalia

phoenixalia said:
5camp said:
*2, 10,547 Highschool DxD

I just...I mean...why?

Like, there wasn't even the excuse of wanting to see the uncensored titties as they were uncensored on TV as well.


two words: sex sells.

more words: naked pole dancing, naked, boobs, more boobs.

it has story but I think the otaku in japan are buying it for the fanservice. could be wrong though.
if they could even make hina takanashi body pillows I'm not putting anything past japanese otaku.
(yea I tried watching the first episode but the ecchi threw me off. I guess it was a level of ecchi I couldn't stand.)

You're not even close. The series is based off a popular series of light novels which already has a large fanbase set. It's the same reason Horizon sold so well. Purposes of enjoyment are irrelevant as there is no direct correlation to sales and amount of sexual content.

Apr 10, 2012 11:26 AM by outlawauron

good.
danshi koukousei no nichijou ftw

Apr 10, 2012 11:17 AM by underoath777

Oniichanz said:

I see, thanks alot. so i just have to put the japanese name of the anime in the upper right box and it'll give me the sales?


yes, sometimes it can give two links - one is usually schedule for publication and second one are sales

Apr 10, 2012 11:04 AM by Dalek-baka

@jmal (won't quote because the wall of text would become annoying soon ^^)

My fault on the sales part, I was actually thinking of the MAL viewers when I wrote that. And as I said, fanservice is not the only thing that sells, but it's constantly within the top sales each season. (There is also the Guilty Crown type of show and mecha series who often do well, but also often with unnecessary fanservice).

And unnecessary is the keyword for me here (Similar to degrees, but not the same). First of all if the fanservice is the main aspect of the show, like in 90% of the shows with ecchi and harem tags, I will always hate those shows. Highschool DxD is exactly that for example, or Kiss X Sis and enough other shows. I just avoid these, their superstitiousness makes me a bit sad when they have a lot of fans who don't seem to care about substance, but I generally don't bother with those shows except maybe poking here and there in the news forums like I just did.

Then there's fanservice that cou would call "well done", I would just consider it "fitting fanservice". When it's totally fitting in with the genre (which is NOT mainly a fanservice genre) and characters, doesn't make you bang your head against the wall because of how forced it is etc.. It is indeed well integrated in the whole complexity of the series. Lupin is such a case, but also the Monogatari stuff (sometimes borderline though, but I don't see the fanservice as the main aspect, but the dialogues. I wouldn't enjoy it otherwise). If I can enjoy or will give those shows a try depends on what they are about, though I only have few genres that I generally avoid.

And then there is fanservice in shows where I know that I would enjoy the premise and setting etc... of the show much more of some of the fanservice (or all of it) was substituted by more mature ways of depicting them. Highschool of the Dead is a classic case for that, but I would also put Inu X Boku somehow in this category. The whole supernatural mansion thing was interesting and I would have loved it if the tone of the show had been different. But as I said it's not mainly because of some fanservice, but because I personally can't stand that kind of character relationship/chemistry, so even if you say it's very well handled and developed throughout the series, that doesn't change much for me. Same would go for an incestuous relationship or any kind of harem, well portrayed or not. I don't feel obligated to go into further detail about why, it's just how it is.

It's all about if I get the feeling that the fanservice is included only because they think they NEED that to attract viewers or if it is included because they CAN add some to an already decent show to spice things up. I'm not a fan of either, but the latter just doesn't seem so desperate and it doesn't immediately throws me out of the "world" of the anime because it makes it so obvious that the people behind it are just fishing for sales with cheap methods. As for master/servant, incestious or harem relationships I can't shake off the thoughts that that's the main reason they're doing it, even if that may not be the case. It may be a prejudice, but one based on experience and even if I miss out a small number of good shows because of it, it protects me from a far larger number of crap I'd never want to touch. That plus the fact that I'm already open to and able to enjoy a wider range of genres than most other people, make me not very worried about that small, prejudical character flaw.

Apr 10, 2012 11:00 AM by Pullman

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