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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for May 21 - 27

by dtshyk
May 29, 2012 1:39 AM | 50 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for May 21st - 27th.

Blu-ray
*1, 43,263 43,263 Nisemonogatari vol.2 Limited Edition
*2, 17,452 17,452 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.6 Limited Edition
*3, 15,908 15,908 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.1
*4, 15,877 15,877 Persona 4 The Animation vol.7 Limited Edition
*5, *7,581 *7,581 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.5
*6, *6,549 *6,549 Highschool DxD vol.3
*7, *5,723 *5,723 The iDOLM@STER vol.8 Limited Edition
*8, *5,610 *5,610 Ano Natsu de Matteru vol.3 Limited Edition
*9, *5,578 *5,578 Aquarion Evol vol.2
10, *5,566 *5,566 Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago
11, *4,789 *4,789 Guilty Crown vol.5 Limited Edition
12, *4,770 *4,770 Inu x Boku SS vol.3 Limited Edition
13, *4,662 *4,662 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi vol.4 Limited Edition
14, *4,448 *4,448 Durarara!! Blu-ray Box
15, *4,058 *4,058 Mawaru Penguindrum vol.8 Limited Edition
16, *3,241 *3,241 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam movies Blu-ray box

DVD
*1, 10,186 *,*10,186 Gintama' vol.11 Limited Edition
*2, *7,515 *,**7,515 Nisemonogatari vol.2 Limited Edition
*3, *6,101 *,**6,101 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.1
*4, *5,909 *,**5,909 Persona 4 The Animation vol.7 Limited Edition
*5, *4,630 *,**4,630 Inu x Boku SS vol.3 Limited Edition
*6, *3,394 *,**3,394 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi vol.4 Limited Edition
*7, *3,061 *,**3,061 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 vol.6 Limited Edition
*8, *2,455 *,**2,455 Eureka Seven DVD Box vol.2
*9, *2,225 *,**2,225 Highschool DxD vol.3
10, *2,072 *,**2,072 Bleach Kotei 13 Tai Shingun Hen vol.4
11, *2,067 *,**2,067 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.5
12, *1,651 *,**1,651 Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago
13, *1,594 *,**1,594 Aquarion Evol vol.2
14, *1,542 *,**1,542 Brave 10 vol.3
15, *1,474 *,**1,474 Guilty Crown vol.5 Limited Edition
16, *1,277 *,**1,277 The iDOLM@STER vol.8 Limited Edition
17, **,882 *,***,882 Kimi to Boku. vol.6 Limited Edition
18, **,827 *,***,827 Maken-Ki! vol.6 Limited Edition
19, **,783 *,***,783 Ai Mai! Moe Can Change!
20, **,742 *,***,742 Mahoujin Guru Guru DVD Box vol.1
21, **,726 *,***,726 Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers vol.5
22, **,712 *,***,712 Mahoujin Guru Guru DVD Box vol.2
23, **,708 *,***,708 Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki vol.1
24, **,669 1,137,545 My Neighbor Totoro
25, **,655 *,***,655 Zero no Tsukaima F vol.4
26, **,625 *,***,625 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space
27, **,619 *,***,619 Chihayafuru vol.6
28, **,569 *,***,569 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead vol.1 Limited Edition
29, **,561 *,***,561 Nintama Rantarou 19th Series vol.1
30, **,557 *,***,557 Nichijou vol.12 Special Edition

Single CD
*7, 24,914 24,914 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san "Taiyo iwaku Moeyo Chaos"
13, 12,234 12,234 Ginga e Kickoff!! "Ame Tokidoki Hare Nochi Niji"
14, 11,548 11,548 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san "Zutto Be with you"
18, *8,714 *8,714 Naruto: Shippuuden "Totsugeki Rock"
20, *7,669 *7,669 Toyosaki Aki "Shirotsumekusa"
22, *6,239 *6,239 Kuroko no Basket Character Song series vol.3 Ryota
24, *5,915 *5,915 Kuroko no Basket Character Song series vol.1 Tetsuya
25, *5,424 *5,424 Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 "Now or Never"
28, *4,845 *4,845 Uchuu Kyoudai "Subarashiki Sekai"
30, *4,130 *4,130 Kuroko no Basket Character Song series vol.2 Taiga
31, *4,103 *4,103 Hyouka "Madoromi no Yakusoku"
34, *3,842 *3,842 Eureka Seven AO "Escape"
36, *3,662 24,507 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE "Real"
38, *3,646 *3,646 Sengoku Collection "Me wo Tojite Gyu shiyo"
40, *3,398 25,900 Accel World "Chase the world"
42, *3,168 14,258 Tsuritama "Tsurezure Monochrome"
44, *3,059 12,794 Accel World "→unfinished←"
45, *3,009 *3,009 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE "White justice"
46, *2,901 *2,901 Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan "Kokisekai" "Fuwaffua no Maho"
50, *2,530 *2,530 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Character Song vol.2 Aoi Kimi

Album CD
*5, 13,345 13,345 Aquarion Evol "Eve no Shihen"
*9, *6,888 *6,888 Okamoto Nobuhiko "Palette"
10, *6,545 *6,545 Durarara!! Character Song Collection
12, *5,754 *5,754 Hirano Aya "Fragments"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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jmal said:
phoenixalia said:
I was just wondering....when you say 'importing' on some anime threads...do you mean you'll buy the anime DVD/BD from Japan itself?

Yes. Almost always from Amazon Japan, though ever so often CDJapan or HMV if needed.

Is there any region lock there?

Japan is the same region as North America, but in any event I only seldom watch the actual (raw) BDs; that's what BD rips with subs are for. I buy because I like the show and want to support it.


can the BDs bought from Japan be seen in Europe or Phillipines like that too?

May 31, 2012 11:26 PM by phoenixalia

I was just wondering....when you say 'importing' on some anime threads...do you mean you'll buy the anime DVD/BD from Japan itself?

Is there any region lock there?

May 31, 2012 8:59 PM by phoenixalia

In bluray disc are really good titles with good store like Mirai Nikki and another.

May 31, 2012 6:54 AM by minimiau

Blu-ray 17th - 31st
17, *2,880 *2,880 Macross Blu-ray Box
18, *2,481 *2,481 Rinne no Lagrange vol.3 Limited Edition
19, *2,452 *2,452 Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam vol.5
20, *2,192 *2,192 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead vol.1
21, *1,956 *1,956 Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers vol.5
22, *1,953 *1,953 Another vol.3 Limited Edition
23, *1,922 *1,922 Chihayafuru vol.6
24, *1,915 *1,915 Maken-Ki! vol.6
25, *1,711 *1,711 Nichijou vol.12 Special Edition
26, *1,597 *1,597 Mirai Nikki vol.6 Limited Edition
27, *1,565 *1,565 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE vol.4 Deluxe Edition
28, *1,525 *1,525 Zero no Tsukaima F vol.4
29, *1,370 *1,370 Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai 2 Maku vol.3
30, **,860 **,860 Brave 10 vol.3
31, **,620 55,009 Nisemonogatari vol.1 Limited Edition

May 31, 2012 6:51 AM by dtshyk

Hopefully that clears up what I was saying there.

Yeah, you telling me what the numbers are and what they mean to you really clears everything right up. Has anyone ever told you that you're awesome at disseminating information?

May 30, 2012 10:16 AM by Anime_Name

RDF2050 said:
Is 6,549 (Highschool DxD vol.3 BD) BD sold actually decent to have a second season?

It did have 2.2k DVD sales as well

May 30, 2012 4:13 AM by Scyanite

Is 6,549 (Highschool DxD vol.3 BD) BD sold actually decent to have a second season?

May 30, 2012 1:13 AM by RDF2050

_Yamainu said:
jmal said:
Just fyi, the BD was unavailable for order at Amazon due to their ongoing dispute with Aniplex.

What, is Amazon the only way people can get thier stuff?


No, but it does have the biggest discounts and an easy way for people to order online. The majority of the sales come from Amazon for anime, so when its not on Amazon it'll hurt... just look at Nise vol. 1 sales vs vol. 2.

May 29, 2012 9:31 PM by RyanSaotome

So the Aniplex dispute is also the reason why the Tsuritama BDs are not up for preorders yet?

May 29, 2012 9:05 PM by Trisection

jmal said:
Just fyi, the BD was unavailable for order at Amazon due to their ongoing dispute with Aniplex.

What, is Amazon the only way people can get thier stuff?

May 29, 2012 6:19 PM by _Yamainu

Taiyo iwaku Moeyo Chaos is one of the catchy song, good job.

May 29, 2012 5:39 PM by CapnDavid

I'm curious if you can articulate what it is you actually want to see, or if you'll just repeatedly say "nope that's not enough" until I lose interest in the discussion and go away. I actually find it a genuinely interesting topic, but it'll only be an interesting discussion if you're actually open to its conclusions. If not, let me know and I won't bother.

I already said that particular comparison wasn't fair and shared what could fix it. The solution is basically doing the same comparison to other like anime. As no point in time did I even hint at that your idea was "not enough", it was just not how I would go about it. I would do it more like the weekly charts and have the comparisons for each ranking anime. Your plan would still provide more of a picture than just doing the math on a single series.

Since you're still disputing the "significant" part, not just objecting to the jeering, of course it's relevant. My point is, don't reject the truth of their claims just because they're making them in really obnoxious ways. You can certainly reject their attitudes though, and I'll join you in that despite not being a GC fan.

I've only seen episode 1 of GC on it's premiere, I am no fan either. There's no dispute about the significant part as I have already clarified that "my post at the time was mostly about from this moment forth." and as such you "basically agree" that the sales are more or less bottoming out and there isn't going to be a significant change in sales from volume to volume now.

May 29, 2012 3:07 PM by Anime_Name

said:

Blu-ray
*1, 43,263 43,263 Pedomonogatari


Little by little otaku are realising how much crap that series is.
By vol. one hundred something it will have the sales it deserve.

May 29, 2012 2:52 PM by _Yamainu

dtshyk said:
13, *4,662 *4,662 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi vol.4 Limited Edition
*1, 10,186 *,*10,186 Gintama' vol.11 Limited Edition
27, **,619 *,***,619 Chihayafuru vol.6

Congrats!!
I hope that Kuroko and Sakimichi will be on this list sometime soon too. :3

dtshyk22 said:
*6,239 *6,239 Kuroko no Basket Character Song series vol.3 Ryota
24, *5,915 *5,915 Kuroko no Basket Character Song series vol.1 Tetsuya
25, *5,424 *5,424 Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 "Now or Never"
30, *4,130 *4,130 Kuroko no Basket Character Song series vol.2 Taiga
31, *4,103 *4,103 Hyouka "Madoromi no Yakusoku"
40, *3,398 25,900 Accel World "Chase the world"
42, *3,168 14,258 Tsuritama "Tsurezure Monochrome"
44, *3,059 12,794 Accel World "→unfinished←"

Nice to see them on the list.

May 29, 2012 2:23 PM by Mirorin

You said my comparison was "myopic" for not making an adequate comparison. So I took some time to do so. Nothing more or less.

You did not make time to make and adequate comparison. All you did was throw out some ideas of what an adequate comparison from you would look like. Which still leaves the single sales comparison of vol 4 of GC to vol 1 deprived of context.

Two very different things here: whether it's significant and whether it warrants jeering.

And my post was aimed at a person who did both.

If the data indicated that sales had not dropped significantly, I would have said so.

You hopped into a reply that wasn't aimed at you. What you would have said is irrelevant as my initial post in this topic was not quoting you.

May 29, 2012 2:22 PM by Anime_Name

I was comparing it to other series. I explicitly compared to Haganai in an earlier post, and I looked at others while I was at it. I didn't just come up with "it's a larger drop than usual" out of thin air - I follow this stuff every week. But I wasn't going to spend an hour or two compiling all the data for a forum post, since that seemed like overkill (and I am at work after all =P).

But the best way to compare would be to look at shows that, say... sold about 5k average or more (low sellers fluctuate a lot since every sale counts comparatively more), ranked every volume (otherwise vol to vol comparisons become meaningless), didn't have a heavily discounted first volume (since that skews things a lot) and came out in the past three years or so (just to compare apples to apples). All the better if the target audience is the same (teen to 20-something males, i.e. core otaku) as well.

I already did Haganai, but many others meet the criteria: Amagami SS, Angel Beats!, BakaTest, Bakemono, Denpa Onna, Dog Days, Freezing, GA Art Design, HSotD, Hanasaku, Hayate S2, HidaSketch***, Hyakka Ryouran, Idolmaster, Infinite Stratos, Kampfer, Katanagatari, K-ON!/!!, Madoka, Penguindrum, Mayo Chiki, OreImo, and I don't feel like going through any more of the alphabet. But take your pick of any of those - almost all of them dropped less, often much less, and none particularly worse.

I don't think GC did itself any favors by being 11 discs, because that increases consumer attrition even though it does mean you make more money from those who stick around because it costs so much more to complete it.


I am not sure how we went from basically agreeing to that above.
GC is fewer sales in it's first week. I didn't agree that such a drop off is "significant" at this time to warrant jeering.

May 29, 2012 1:31 PM by Anime_Name

Berserk !!! )))

May 29, 2012 12:35 PM by Misaola

dtshyk said:
BD
*2, 17,452 17,452 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.6 Limited Edition
*5, *7,581 *7,581 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.5
*6, *6,549 *6,549 Highschool DxD vol.3
*8, *5,610 *5,610 Ano Natsu de Matteru vol.3 Limited Edition
11, *4,789 *4,789 Guilty Crown vol.5 Limited Edition
12, *4,770 *4,770 Inu x Boku SS vol.3 Limited Edition

DVD
*5, *4,630 *,**4,630 Inu x Boku SS vol.3 Limited Edition
*9, *2,225 *,**2,225 Highschool DxD vol.3
11, *2,067 *,**2,067 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.5

CD
*7, 24,914 24,914 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san "Taiyo iwaku Moeyo Chaos"
14, 11,548 11,548 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san "Zutto Be with you"
40, *3,398 25,900 Accel World "Chase the world"
44, *3,059 12,794 Accel World "→unfinished←"
50, *2,530 *2,530 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Character Song vol.2 Aoi Kimi

Successful week. I'm satisfied.

May 29, 2012 12:21 PM by Rachmaninow

Not that I agree with the myopic like comparison of GC volume 4 to 1(it feels like it lacks context without doing the same to other series for a full comparison to decide how off of the average the drop was), my post at the time was mostly about from this moment forth.

May 29, 2012 12:02 PM by Anime_Name

It will stabilize eventually, probably around 5-6k a volume or dropping 50-60% from Vol. 1 to the end.

Which is where it pretty much already is, minus small fluctuations in opening week sales.

May 29, 2012 11:14 AM by Anime_Name

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