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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jun 4 - 10

by dtshyk
Jun 12, 2012 2:02 AM | 61 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for June 4th - 10th.

Blu-ray
*1, 99,162 99,162 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.5
*2, *6,516 *6,516 Mouretsu Pirates vol.4 Limited Edition
*3, *3,631 *3,631 Amagami SS+ plus vol.3
*4, *2,464 *2,464 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! vol.4
*5, *1,399 49,480 Nisemonogatari vol.2 Limited Edition
*6, *1,368 *1,368 Acchi Kocchi vol.1
*7, *1,366 19,850 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.1
*8, **,930 **,930 Sengoku Collection vol.1
*9, **,804 18,754 Persona 4 The Animation vol.7 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 46,287 *,*46,287 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.5
*2, *2,472 *,**2,472 One Piece 14th Season vol.9
*3, *2,037 *,**2,037 Sengoku Collection vol.1
*4, *1,073 *,**1,073 Naruto: Shippuuden Senjo no Paradise Life vol.4
*5, *1,030 *,**1,030 Amagami SS+ plus vol.3
*6, **,938 *,**8,731 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.1
*7, **,766 1,138,952 My Neighbor Totoro
*8, **,640 *,***,640 Acchi Kocchi vol.1
*9. **,494 *,***,494 Fairy Tail vol.29
10, **,491 *,***,491 Jewelpet Sunshine DVD Box vol.3
11, **,489 *,**3,031 Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago
12, **,469 *,*11,995 Gintama' vol.11 Limited Edition
13, **,385 *,**1,150 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.3 Limited Edition
14, **,355 *,***,673 Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game
15, **,347 *,***,347 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! vol.3
16, **,293 *,***,293 Kill Me Baby vol.4
17, **,291 *,***,291 Mouretsu Pirates vol.7
18, **,281 *,**4,159 Sore Ike! Anpanman Ongakukan

Single CD
*3. 52,974 52,974 Blood-C: The Last Dark "Metro Baroque"
*9, *8,043 *8,043 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn "Broken Mirror"
12, *6,705 *6,705 Kimi to Boku. 2 "Zutto"
23, *3,768 *3,768 Jormungand "Ambivalent Idea"
32, *2,573 33,038 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san "Taiyo iwaku Moeyo Chaos"
35, *2,278 *9,853 Jormungand "Borderland"
44, *1,658 *1,658 New Prince of Tennis "Koi Mabataki"
46, *1,628 15,503 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ Duet Song "Koi no Double Punch"
50, *1,537 *1,537 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal "Tamashii Drive"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 61 Comments Recent Comments

articuzwolf said:
AKB first volume is very very cheap (around 2000yen I believe?) and only sold ~3000 atm

yeah smells like failure, hope it will make satelight to use more hand drawn animations instead of lazy CG-crap


That's cause they didn't include hand job tickets.... err i mean hand shake tickets with the purchase. ;)

Jun 17, 2012 8:08 PM by Cirris

jmal said:
Immahnoob said:
Am I wrong or Kore wa Zombie desu ka? of the Dead is selling really badly?
So, no third season?

Selling about the same as season one, though it'll end up a bit less.

It got a second season despite bad anime sales because novel sales increased a lot. Whether it gets a third season with these sales depends on whether they think another season will increase novel sales yet higher. It's possible that the novel sales boost isn't going to go any higher just from more getting animated. In that case, there's no incentive to animate one, because people who started buying the novels because of the anime probably won't stop buying them just because the anime stopped. You've already hooked them as new customers.

You can get one sequel out of a late night anime with a big boost in original source material's sales. Getting two or more sequels without the anime being a profit-making in and of itself is less common.


Is this why we won't get Spice and Wolf 3 and TWGOK 3? Is this the cause of the two season curse?

Jun 13, 2012 1:19 PM by Exkalamity

> oh i see..so Unicorn sold 99k in one week...

145k actually. You didn't count DVD sales

Jun 13, 2012 12:56 PM by Nachtwandler_21

God damn Unicorn is doing well, although I'm disappointed that Berserk has only sold 3k

Jun 13, 2012 12:19 PM by Jugem-Jugem

Nachtwandler_21 said:
PhantomEX said:
Could someone explain the two columns to me? i know one is cumulative sales, but what is the other?


1 - sales for this week
2 - total sales for all weeks it ranked

What's the problem?


oh i see..so Unicorn sold 99k in one week..
thanks

Jun 13, 2012 12:09 PM by OrangePal

jmal said:
Immahnoob said:
Am I wrong or Kore wa Zombie desu ka? of the Dead is selling really badly?
So, no third season?

Selling about the same as season one, though it'll end up a bit less.

It got a second season despite bad anime sales because novel sales increased a lot. Whether it gets a third season with these sales depends on whether they think another season will increase novel sales yet higher. It's possible that the novel sales boost isn't going to go any higher just from more getting animated. In that case, there's no incentive to animate one, because people who started buying the novels because of the anime probably won't stop buying them just because the anime stopped. You've already hooked them as new customers.

You can get one sequel out of a late night anime with a big boost in original source material's sales. Getting two or more sequels without the anime being a profit-making in and of itself is less common.

So, the chances are low... It's not like the show was something really that special, it was nice, and I usually like finishing up stories.

That's why I ALWAYS wait for sequels. Even on the things I rated average.

Jun 13, 2012 10:08 AM by Immahnoob

Orangespike said:
outlawauron said:
Sunrise is bathing in money.

I don't get how Unicorn does so incredibly well, whereas other Gundam series completely fall flat.


For reference Gundam seed sold ~58,500
Gundam Seed destiny ~68,000
(These are not first week sales, they are cumulative sales)

Gundam Unicorn is an OVA however, so It has a much different sales grouping than a Tv series. The same goes for Movies as well.

For instance a volume of One Piece anime generall sells ~50,000 cumulatively, however a One piece Movie sells ~300,000.
The Haruhi movie sold 130,000
EVA 2.22 sold 820,000
FMA: Shambala sold 180,000

The OVA of Hokuto no Ken sold ~20,000 copies where as the TV series sold 8,000
The Initial D OVA sold ~20,000 when the Tv series sold ~3000/volume

Gundam Unicorn is in a rather awkaward position where there isn't really anything to compare it's sales numbers to.

I know that movies tend to sell a lot more, but this is really a glorified 2-episode release every 6 months. It's not directly comparable.

That said, One Piece DVD volume sales don't even touch those numbers. xD

Jun 13, 2012 9:59 AM by outlawauron

Am I wrong or Kore wa Zombie desu ka? of the Dead is selling really badly?

So, no third season?

Jun 13, 2012 9:56 AM by Immahnoob

PhantomEX said:
Could someone explain the two columns to me? i know one is cumulative sales, but what is the other?


1 - sales for this week
2 - total sales for all weeks it ranked

What's the problem?

Jun 13, 2012 6:52 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Could someone explain the two columns to me? i know one is cumulative sales, but what is the other?

Jun 13, 2012 6:48 AM by OrangePal

I still don't understand why Moretsu Pirates sells twice as much as Rinne no Lagrange.

Jun 13, 2012 3:26 AM by Progeusz

AKB first volume is very very cheap (around 2000yen I believe?) and only sold ~3000 atm

yeah smells like failure, hope it will make satelight to use more hand drawn animations instead of lazy CG-crap

Jun 13, 2012 1:39 AM by articuzwolf

Exkalamity said:
How are the pre-orders doing for this season? I am particularly interested in Sankarea's performance because I feel like that is one show in which the effort put in by the director, staff, and even author is quite apparent. Everything from the art palette to the anime-original content was well done, and this is coming from someone who read the manga and is really picky about his adaptations. If there is one show that I feel deserves to sell well, it is Sankarea.

Also delicious Wanko is full of carnal sin deliciousness. Yahagi Sayuri's voice here is absolute ear sex. She needs to have more roles.


I'm no jmal but I can say that Sankarea doesn't look too well, according to the Amazon stalker website: (everyone interested in sales and knows decent japanese should bookmark this)
http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/index2.cgi?sort=rankup

It's projected to sell around ~2,000 copies so not good for a second season unless manga sales increase dramatically (such as Chihayafuru getting a second season, also sells roughly 2000 copies but manga sales got a huge spike post-anime airing)

Other stuff (can anyone tell me what happened to the Mania.com forums, was their a virus or is google being paranoid?)

Nyaruko-san - About 9,000-10,000 BD sales so it's definitely going to sell well and great chance for another season
Hyouka - Also around 9,000 - Which is weird given Kadokawa's RIDICULOUS pricing (11 volumes = 7,980 or almost $90 for 2 episodes!)
Jormungand - 3,000-ish sales so decent but not really important given it's a split two cour series and it'll animate the whole manga.
AKB0048 - Hahaha disappointment, only ~4,500 copies projected and this is AKB48 we're talking about - I was expecting at least 20,000...
Kuroko no Basuke - Nice, nice numbers! DVDs projected to sell around 5,000 and Blu-rays roughly the same soo...10k? It'll drop, but YES! Best show deserves it!
Sakamichi no Apollon - Better than most noitaminA series but Watanabe/Kanno names don't really matter to the Japanese: projected sales are about ~4,500.
Tsuritama - Hard to know because of the Aniplex/Amazon issue (BD-only) but DVDs are projected to sell ~2,000.
Eureka Seven: AO - 5,000 copies which is decent but Bones series tend to drop big afterwards.
Nazo no Kanojo X - Around 2,500 copies again like Sankarea: If the manga does way better than second season possible.
ZETMAN - 1,000 copies and the first volume has an event ticket, so it'll be much lower.
**Black Rock Shooter BD-Box - Around 4,500-5,000 decent for it I guess.
Kimi to Boku 2 - First season averaged 1,500 so roughly the same..

All these numbers can change dramatically..so...grain of salt.

Jun 12, 2012 8:56 PM by webkid94

>*1, 3,192 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead

I guess that means no third season? I think that's around the amount the first season sold, so maybe I'm wrong.

Jun 12, 2012 8:47 PM by Fateism

How are the pre-orders doing for this season? I am particularly interested in Sankarea's performance because I feel like that is one show in which the effort put in by the director, staff, and even author is quite apparent. Everything from the art palette to the anime-original content was well done, and this is coming from someone who read the manga and is really picky about his adaptations. If there is one show that I feel deserves to sell well, it is Sankarea.

Also delicious Wanko is full of carnal sin deliciousness. Yahagi Sayuri's voice here is absolute ear sex. She needs to have more roles.

Jun 12, 2012 8:33 PM by Exkalamity

well.. nothing interesting this week..

Jun 12, 2012 4:03 PM by underoath777

Well, I would say that Acchi Kocchi is definitely enjoyable to watch and funny, but not something I would buy.

And I'm glad Moretsu Pirates seems to be doing well. :)

Seems like Blood-C's music is getting some hits. Not going to watch it just for that though. >>

Jun 12, 2012 2:37 PM by Mirorin

Gundam wins over one piece this time, now that's surprising.

Jun 12, 2012 2:11 PM by CapnDavid

I would say that Tsukimi is somehow similar to Chinatsu... well I mean to the "nice Chinatsu"
but still in both cases it's a great work

Ootsubo Yuka is also in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san... but hopefully more roles will come to her (still my fav from YRYR is Minami Tsuda, also not so many roles but I like her voice)

and speaking of Haiyore! - Rie Kugimiya should now play only boys as Hastur is epic (but than Al was also)

Jun 12, 2012 2:03 PM by Dalek-baka

jmal said:
Orangespike said:
For instance a volume of One Piece anime generall sells ~50,000 cumulatively

Are you talking about the cheap Log Collection sets they were putting out for a while? Those sold quite a lot, yes, but the normal TV series singles sell like 2,000-4,000, not 50,000. Normal for long running shows.


My mistake, found One Piece sales numbers and assumed they were the Tv volume. Seemed odd to me at the time too, should have double checked.

Jun 12, 2012 1:30 PM by Ragingpie

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