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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Apr 30 - May 6

by dtshyk
May 8, 2012 1:22 AM | 35 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and CD rankings for April 30th - May 6th.

Blu-ray
*1, 3,011 53,171 Nisemonogatari vol.1 Limited Edition
*2, 2,997 *2,997 Amagami SS+ plus vol.2
*3, 1,940 *1,940 Kannagi Blu-ray Box
*4, 1,660 20,407 Persona 4 The Animation vol.6 Limited Edition
*5, 1,395 *1,395 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.2 Limited Edition
*6, *,816 *6,418 The iDOLM@STER vol.7 Limited Edition
*7, *,785 *6,609 Ano Natsu de Matteru vol.2 Limited Edition
*8, *,759 *6,367 Inu x Boku SS vol.2 Limited Edition
*9, *,699 *6,237 Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA
10, *,672 **,672 Kill Me Baby vol.3

DVD
*1, 2,855 *,*15,773 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 5 - Blood Prison Limited Edition
*2, 1,597 1,135,206 My Neighbor Totoro
*3, 1,106 *,**1,106 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.2
*4, 1,087 *,*10,294 Gintama' vol.10
*5, *,994 *,**6,729 Inu x Boku SS vol.2 Limited Edition
*6, *,987 *,**3,443 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 5 - Blood Prison Standard Edition
*7, *,971 *,***,971 Naruto: Shippuuden Senjyo no Paradise Life vol.3
*8, *,958 *,**8,310 Nisemonogatari vol.1 Limited Edition
*9, *,930 *,**3,716 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 vol.5 Limited Edition
10, *,836 *,***,836 Amagami SS+ plus vol.2
11, *,765 *,**6,985 Persona 4 The Animation vol.6 Limited Edition
12, *,660 *,**6,253 Detective Conan Bonus File Fantasita no Hana
13, *,558 *,480,427 Kiki's Delivery Service
14, *,520 *,750,484 Castle in the Sky
15, *,473 *,**3,205 Sore Ike! Anpanman Ongakukan
16, *,446 *,***,446 Fairy Tail vol.28

Single CD
*3, 21,461 *21,461 Sakamichi no Apollon "Sakamichi no Melody"
11, 11,801 *46,845 Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker "Haruuta"
12, *9,918 **9,918 Fate/Zero 2nd Season "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau"
21, *5,254 *37,066 Fate/Zero 2nd Season "to the beginning"
24, *4,154 **4,154 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal "Wild Child"
28, *3,714 **3,714 Hyouka "Yasashisa no Riyuu"
30, *3,401 166,378 Doraemon: Nobita and the Miracle Island - Animal Adventure "Ikiteru Ikiteku"
36, *2,998 *23,866 Natsuiro Kiseki "Non stop road" "Asu e no Kaerimichi"
39, *2,146 *17,461 Hanazawa Kana "Hoshizora☆Destination"
42, *1,741 *63,850 Mouretsu Pirates "Mugen no Ai"
43, *1,665 *42,608 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Master vol.2 Anzu
44, *1,549 *13,905 Kuroko no Basket "Can Do"
47, *1,420 **6,481 Mouretsu Pirates "Black Holy"
50, *1,374 **4,706 Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A "Square Panic Serenade"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Sakamichi no Melody is epic :D. Glad it got the 23k+ sales

May 14, 2012 7:48 PM by whoahyuu

Even so, Kalafina comes from a very successful single (at least for them) from a VERY successful tv series so you'd expect that this would boost TTB's sales a bit more than it did.

May 10, 2012 8:26 AM by Miya_F_Exia

Miya_F_Exia said:
jmal said:
Sir_Lexa said:
Shocking. I actually thought Kajiura + Kalafina would outsell LiSA easily...
I LiSA really that big of an idol over there in Japan?

Angel Beats! music sold phenomenally well in all forms, LiSA or otherwise, so that certainly got her well known at least in anisong circles. I think that Oath Sign being the OP to the first cour/season is a bit of an advantage too, as sales attrition over time is normal.


I believe this is the case.


Actually I think it's more that LiSA has both Fate/Zero and Angel Beats fans buying her single while Kalafina have only Fate/Zero fans. 'to the beginning' is Kalafina's best-selling single to the date, barely surpassed their 'Magia' single. Kalafina has more niche fanbase than LiSA.

May 10, 2012 2:21 AM by neurogal91

jmal said:
Sir_Lexa said:
Shocking. I actually thought Kajiura + Kalafina would outsell LiSA easily...
I LiSA really that big of an idol over there in Japan?

Angel Beats! music sold phenomenally well in all forms, LiSA or otherwise, so that certainly got her well known at least in anisong circles. I think that Oath Sign being the OP to the first cour/season is a bit of an advantage too, as sales attrition over time is normal.


I believe this is the case.

May 9, 2012 7:06 PM by Miya_F_Exia

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
I would rejoice so much if Natsume would sell more than Highschool DxD in the end.

May 9, 2012 4:07 PM by Ardamaeus

Sir_Lexa said:
Shocking. I actually thought Kajiura + Kalafina would outsell LiSA easily...
I LiSA really that big of an idol over there in Japan?


She's not really that big. But in my opinion, it was a far better song than anything that the 2nd season has had. So I'm not surprised to see it outsell S2s songs.

Oath Sign was my favorite OP/ED of 2011.

May 9, 2012 2:05 PM by RyanSaotome

It makes me sad that Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is not selling well cause that means no season 2. T_T

May 9, 2012 2:01 PM by Roloko

Shocking. I actually thought Kajiura + Kalafina would outsell LiSA easily...
I LiSA really that big of an idol over there in Japan?

May 9, 2012 1:46 PM by Sir_Lexa

tsubasalover said:
dtshyk said:

Single CD
11, 11,801 *46,845 Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker "Haruuta"
12, *9,918 **9,918 Fate/Zero 2nd Season "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau"
21, *5,254 *37,066 Fate/Zero 2nd Season "to the beginning"
28, *3,714 **3,714 Hyouka "Yasashisa no Riyuu"
36, *2,998 *23,866 Natsuiro Kiseki "Non stop road" "Asu e no Kaerimichi"
39, *2,146 *17,461 Hanazawa Kana "Hoshizora☆Destination"
44, *1,549 *13,905 Kuroko no Basket "Can Do"


Wow Fate/Zero 2nd season ED is more popular than OP!!! I like both songs, so it's fine, though.



That's not necessarily the case. Sora wa Takaku sold more because it was released after TTB, hence TTB's sales diminished with time while it the ED was released last week so its sales hasn't decreased that much yet.

May 9, 2012 9:33 AM by Miya_F_Exia

oh so would like a second season for kannagi

May 9, 2012 7:54 AM by Mr_Gutts

*3, 1,106 *,**1,106 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.2
*4, 1,087 *,*10,294 Gintama' vol.10

Yes!


*3, 21,461 *21,461 Sakamichi no Apollon "Sakamichi no Melody"
28, *3,714 **3,714 Hyouka "Yasashisa no Riyuu"
44, *1,549 *13,905 Kuroko no Basket "Can Do"
47, *1,420 **6,481 Mouretsu Pirates "Black Holy"

What?? Kuroko's music is doing badly... but the opening is so good! I love the song. I'm addicted. :O

Grats to Sakamichi no Apollon and Hyouka. Nice music.

Moretsu's not doing bad either. :D

May 8, 2012 2:33 PM by Mirorin

jmal said:
Sir_Lexa said:
Parkur said:
Yeah Kill Me Baby! Keep clawing your way up there!
No one is buying it. Do you not see the sales numbers?

It had to be sarcasm, based on the fact that this volume sold a whole 1 copy more than the previous. Proof that KMB is on the way up!! (Kidding, of course.)


Oh I see. :)

May 8, 2012 9:58 AM by Sir_Lexa

Rinne is pretty much dead :(

May 8, 2012 9:53 AM by thecartdriver

now i want 5th season of natsume..
and second for danshi koukousei..

May 8, 2012 9:31 AM by underoath777

RyanSaotome said:
Hoppy said:
Anzu's track is still selling however

http://andriasang.com/con0wp/complete_gacha_ban_effect/

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/07/japanese-social-games-risk-seeing-crackdown/

The game itself might be discontinued since it's a compu-gacha and a blatant one at that.


As much as I like Idolmaster, thats probably a good thing. I completely hate that kind of selling tactic in general because its very sleazy.


I agree however the game itself should not be abandoned completely and I wouldn't mind Cinderella Girls ported to a handheld with extra features (SE ported FM 2089 to the DS no probs).

They could and should port it to the 3DS or Vita, 3DS would be a better idea since it would be cheaper and faster to port a game like this to the 3DS.

May 8, 2012 8:36 AM by Hoppy

Hoppy said:
Anzu's track is still selling however

http://andriasang.com/con0wp/complete_gacha_ban_effect/

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/07/japanese-social-games-risk-seeing-crackdown/

The game itself might be discontinued since it's a compu-gacha and a blatant one at that.


As much as I like Idolmaster, thats probably a good thing. I completely hate that kind of selling tactic in general because its very sleazy.

May 8, 2012 8:31 AM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
phoenixalia said:
does anyone know whether it was a high level or low level project?

In terms of what, budget and sales expectations and such? The first season got a sequel on only 4,824 average, so I'm assuming it wasn't expected to be a 10k seller or anything like that.


thank you for always answering my questions friend! :)

Hmm...so even in the first season it didn't sell that well huh? So I presume like you said they didn't expect great sales this time either....hmmm...

but if it doesn't sell well, why did they give it a second reason? rather...IF it was a high level project? And what IS the minimum for a low level anime anyway?

May 8, 2012 8:27 AM by phoenixalia

Anzu's track is still selling however

http://andriasang.com/con0wp/complete_gacha_ban_effect/

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/07/japanese-social-games-risk-seeing-crackdown/

The game itself might be discontinued since it's a compu-gacha and a blatant one at that.

May 8, 2012 8:27 AM by Hoppy

Gotta say I'm disappointed with Kannagi sales... I guess the Otaku still harbor a grudge against her being impure? I dunno, but it sure doesn't give me hope for a 2nd season.

May 8, 2012 8:17 AM by RyanSaotome

I'm no yaoi fan nor am I a sekaiichi hatsukoi fan but does anyone know whether it was a high level or low level project?

May 8, 2012 7:48 AM by phoenixalia

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