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

by dtshyk
Apr 10, 2012 1:27 AM | 63 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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bombay said:
here all time top sales tv series anime (average above 40.000, no addition BOX and late started sales)

Ah, it looks like the Code Geass season one BDs are being counted as "late started sales" in that list, hence the lower number. Geass released individual BD volumes 11 months after the DVDs finished (since BD wasn't much of a thing when it initially released), so I guess it's debatable whether they should be included, though various sources I've seen do count them (since it's a bit different from a boxset re-release). If you include the BDs (which we only have Vol. 1-4 data for) it's 50,551. Either works.

The Destiny numbers are ever so slightly higher than what I've seen before, but only by a few hundred, nothing remotely significant when we're talking 68k+.

Other than that, yeah, same numbers I've seen.

Apr 13, 2012 7:26 AM by jmal

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

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

Average sales per volume. So for A Channel for example, the six volumes are 6,334 + 5,461 + 5,240 + 4,912 + 4,796 + 4,704 = 31,447 / 6 = 5,241.

Apr 12, 2012 6:09 PM by jmal

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:
I'm sorry, I don't quite understand. I'm counting them as in 58 k for nisemonogatari.
the 1- 3 means?....

He's counting in units of 1000 I assume. His categories are a decent ballpark, but maybe a little demanding. 10-18k is a lot better than "decent".

As for points, assume 1pt = 1 sale, roughly. Points are intended to be a sales estimate.

Off the top of my head I'd say:

0 to 1999 - Complete failure (Kill Me Baby) or wasn't intended to sell DVD/BDs (Fairy Tail). Maybe 15-20% of late night anime end up here.

2000-3999 - Generally not enough for a sequel, but if the title is mostly intended to sell manga or novels, you might in rare cases see sequels (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka), but only rarely would a third season be funded off this for a late night anime. Probably 25-30% of shows end up here.

4000-5999 - Approaching sequel territory if it wasn't an expensive show to make. Not good enough for most big budget action shows but works for smaller shows even at the low end of the range (Tamayura). Maybe another 15-25%.

6000-9999 - Solid sequel territory for most new shows. At the higher end of this, the production committee of an "average" show can break even on video sales alone, before CDs, licensing, figures, merchandising, etc. Figure 15-25% again.

10,000-19,999 - Major hits, almost certainly broke even on video sales alone, sequel practically guaranteed if there's any material left or if it's anime original. Often one of the top 3-4 best selling shows per season, probably about 5-10% in recent years.

20,000-29,999 - Huge huge success, guaranteed top 10 of the year, a few percent of shows tops.

30,000-49,999 - Monumental, run-away smash hits that dominate otakudom. Usually the #1 best seller of the year. A fraction of 1% of shows have gotten here - only 14 shows have made it here on their first release.

50,000-* - Legendary sales, only 6 TV anime show have ever averaged over 50k on their first release (Eva, Bake, Madoka, Seed Destiny, Seed, Code Geass). The next two to join this will be Nisemonogatari and probably Fate/Zero. A tiny tiny fraction of shows get here.

I didn't even bother to see if the percentages add to 100%, they're just very very quick estimates (I could check more precisely but maybe later) based on memory.

Apr 12, 2012 10:58 AM by jmal

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

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

It's apparently by a fairly popular idol group, so that's why it's selling so much.

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

It's been doing about the same amount every volume - 11k+.

Apr 10, 2012 3:38 PM by jmal

*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

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.

Apr 10, 2012 12:11 PM by jmal

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