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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jun 25 - Jul 1

by dtshyk
Jul 3, 2012 1:16 AM | 72 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for June 25th - July 1st.

Blu-ray
*1, 43,306 43,306 Nisemonogatari vol.3 Limited Edition
*2, 16,450 16,450 Persona 4 The Animation vol.8 Limited Edition
*3, *6,769 *6,769 The iDOLM@STER vol.9 Limited Edition
*4, *6,764 *6,764 Highschool DxD vol.4
*5, *6,718 *6,718 Hyouka vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *5,345 *5,345 AKB0048 vol.1
*7, *5,159 *5,159 Guilty Crown vol.6 Limited Edition
*8, *5,112 *5,112 Aquarion Evol vol.3
*9, *4,923 *4,923 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi vol.5 Limited Edition
10, *4,455 *4,455 Inu x Boku SS vol.4 Limited Edition
11, *3,931 *3,931 Tamayura: Hitotose vol.7
12, *3,499 *3,499 Jormungand vol.1 Limited Edition
13, *3,440 *3,440 Asa Made Jugyou Chu!
14, *3,432 24,186 Kokurikozaka Kara Special Edition
15, *3,426 *3,426 Senki Zesshou Symphogear vol.4 Limited Edition
16, *3,087 *3,087 Natsuiro Kiseki vol.1 Limited Edition
17, *3,062 20,135 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.7 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 10,882 *,*38,542 Kokurikozaka Kara Standard Edition
*2, *9,719 *,**9,719 Gintama' vol.12
*3, *8,088 *,**8,088 Hakuouki Sekkaroku vol.6 Limited Edition
*4, *7,598 *,**7,598 Nisemonogatari vol.3 Limited Edition
*5, *6,300 *,**6,300 Persona 4 The Animation vol.8 Limited Edition
*6, *6,276 *,*29,224 Kokurikozaka Kara Special Edition
*7, *3,747 *,**3,747 Inu x Boku SS vol.4 Limited Edition
*8, *3,578 *,**3,578 Natsume Yuujinchou Shi vol.5 Limited Edition
*9, *2,449 *,*59,936 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.5
10, *2,318 *,**2,318 Highschool DxD vol.4
11, *2,161 *,**2,161 Bleach Gotei 13 Tai Shingun Hen vol.5
12, *2,156 *,**2,156 Tsuritama vol.1 Limited Edition
13, *2,071 *,**2,071 Sengoku Collection vol.2
14, *1,964 *,**1,964 AKB0048 vol.1
15, *1,611 *,**1,611 Natsuiro Kiseki vol.1 Limited Edition
16, *1,575 *,**1,575 Guilty Crown vol.6 Limited Edition
17, *1,479 *,**1,479 The iDOLM@STER vol.9 Limited Edition
18, *1,459 *,**1,459 Aquarion Evol vol.3
19, *1,428 *,**1,428 Brave 10 vol.4
20, *1,414 *,**5,995 New Prince of Tennis vol.2
21, *1,206 *,**1,206 Queen's Blade: Rebellion vol.1
22, *1,116 *,**1,116 Hyouka vol.1 Limited Edition
23, *1,098 *,**1,098 Shakugan no Shana III vol.7 Limited Edition
24, *1,069 1,141,726 My Neighbor Totoro
25, **,890 *,***,890 Beelzebub vol.13
26, **,882 *,***,882 Kimi to Boku. 2 vol.1 Limited Edition
27, **,839 *,***,839 Tamayura: Hitotose vol.7

Single CD
*3, 67,569 67,569 Pokemon: Meloetta's Glittery Recital "Mite Mite☆Kocchi Kocchi"
21, *5,063 23,806 Uchuu Kyoudai "Feel So Moon"
28, *3,051 12,257 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.5 Kazuya
31, *2,675 *2,675 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Character Song vol.3 Tomo
33, *2,608 67,854 Blood-C: The Last Dark "Metro Baroque"
36, *2,292 11,048 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.4 Shintaro
38, *2,241 *2,241 Battle Spirits: Heroes "Wake Up! My Heart!"
43, *2,025 *2,025 Love Live "Kokuhaku Biyori, Desu!"
48, *1,818 71,762 Mouretsu Pirates "Mugen no Ai"
49, *1,783 *1,783 Robotics;Notes Game "Kakucyo Place"

Album CD
*9, 16,918 16,918 Natsume Yuujinchou Theme Song Collection
16, *9,993 *9,993 Persona 4 The Golden game original sound tracks

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 72 Comments Recent Comments

GodlyKyon said:
lul... Kyoani's Hyouka isn't selling

that's 2 slumps in a row... Are they going to make something that sells(COUGH HARUHI SEASON 3 COUGH) or what?
As jmal said, 8k is pretty damn good.

Only 95 anime since 2000 have ever sold 10k+. Consider how much anime has released since then.

If selling below 10k is considered a slump or bad in anyway, there wouldn't be as much anime that we see today and we wouldn't see so many season 2's since most anime sell under 10k.

The real money-maker is boost in manga/LN/VN sales thanks to the anime. That and merchandise. From what I've read, K-ON sold 28 billion yen in merchandise. That's $360 million. Far more than what KyoAni got from BD/DVD sales.

So yea, BD/dvd sales aren't indicative of success or failure. Chihayafuru is a good example of this. It barely sold 2.5k yet it's getting a season 2.

Jul 9, 2012 12:46 PM by Yvese

DmonHiro said:
Quick question: If the first press is sold out, that's good, right?

First press of what in particular? Well, I suppose it's never bad. Presumably they printed an amount that wasn't going to put them really deeply in the red if it sold through, and if they sold all of that, presumably it met expectations.

I suppose there could be a situation where preorders were so bad they gave the series up for dead and only printed the minimum requested, and expected a big loss. Then there was more demand, but it's possible the excess demand still isn't enough to make it a success.

But by and large "oh hey people want to buy more than we planned on making" is not a bad sign.

Jul 9, 2012 12:11 PM by jmal

Quick question: If the first press is sold out, that's good, right?

Jul 9, 2012 11:35 AM by DmonHiro

RyanSaotome said:
With Hyoukas budget, I can't imagine they are making massive profit from the disc sales though. Its still a success, but most of it likely comes from the LN sales boosts instead of the actual disc sales.

Sure, but I didn't claim it was making massive profits or anything. It's just this "OMG it failed so bad" attitude that is so strange and unsubstantiated.

Plus it's another expensive Kadokawa release, so if it averages like 7k or so in the end that's worth like ~9k of a much cheaper 8 disc release.

Jul 6, 2012 12:17 PM by jmal

jmal said:
GodlyKyon said:
lul... Kyoani's Hyouka isn't selling
that's 2 slumps in a row... Are they going to make something that sells(COUGH HARUHI SEASON 3 COUGH) or what?

On what planet is ~8k (closer to 9k with second week sales probably) a slump? Certainly not Earth. It had the highest first week sales of the season, albeit not in the busiest season.

Comparing everything they do to blockbuster 20k+ sellers is utterly ridiculous. Most studios would be glad for 8-9k, and any publisher would kill for the immense boost the anime has given to sales of the original novels.


With Hyoukas budget, I can't imagine they are making massive profit from the disc sales though. Its still a success, but most of it likely comes from the LN sales boosts instead of the actual disc sales.

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(35) -- *1,487 **1,487 *1 Sankarea v1

Wow, thats too bad. Very little chance Sankarea ever gets a sequel now.

Jul 6, 2012 10:52 AM by RyanSaotome

GodlyKyon said:
lul... Kyoani's Hyouka isn't selling
that's 2 slumps in a row... Are they going to make something that sells(COUGH HARUHI SEASON 3 COUGH) or what?

On what planet is ~8k (closer to 9k with second week sales probably) a slump? Certainly not Earth. It had the highest first week sales of the season, albeit not in the busiest season.

Comparing everything they do to blockbuster 20k+ sellers is utterly ridiculous. Most studios would be glad for 8-9k, and any publisher would kill for the immense boost the anime has given to sales of the original novels.

Jul 6, 2012 9:47 AM by jmal

lul... Kyoani's Hyouka isn't selling

that's 2 slumps in a row... Are they going to make something that sells(COUGH HARUHI SEASON 3 COUGH) or what?

Jul 6, 2012 8:41 AM by GodlyKyon

The rest of the Thursday (well, Friday this time) numbers for those interested (no time to romanize titles right now, off to work)

21 10 *2,803 116,454 *4 機動戦士ガンダムUC 5
22 -- *2,679 **2,679 *1 灼眼のシャナⅢ -FINAL- 第Ⅶ巻 (初回限定版)
23 -- *2,553 **2,553 *1 クイーンズブレイド リベリオン Vol.1
24 -- *2,509 **2,509 *1 これはゾンビですか? オブ・ザ・デッド Blu-ray 第2巻
25 -- *2,338 **2,338 *1 つり球 1 (完全生産限定版)
26 -- *2,078 **2,078 *1 ましろ色シンフォニー Vol.6
27 -- *2,059 **2,059 *1 黄昏乙女×アムネジア 第1巻
28 -- *1,943 **1,943 *1 Another Blu-ray 限定版 第4巻
29 -- *1,832 **1,832 *1 日常のブルーレイ 特装版 第13巻
32 -- *1,599 **1,599 *1 ゼロの使い魔F Vol.5
33 -- *1,556 **1,556 *1 未来日記 Blu-ray限定版 第7巻
35 -- *1,487 **1,487 *1 さんかれあ 1
36 *6 *1,497 **7,206 *2 コクリコ坂から
37 *5 *1,408 **7,662 *2 這いよれ!ニャル子さん 1 (初回生産限定盤)
38 *7 *1,387 **6,555 *2 咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A 一
39 *3 *1,366 *10,897 *2 機動戦士ガンダムSEED HDリマスター Blu-ray BOX 2 【初回限定生産】
40 -- *1,340 **1,340 *1 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ 第2幕【4】
41 -- *1,318 **1,318 *1 フレンズ もののけ島のナキ 豪華版
42 -- *1,291 **1,291 *1 はぐれ勇者の鬼畜美学 鬼畜への登竜門スーパー零巻
44 *8 *1,178 **6,237 *2 あの夏で待ってる 4 Blu-ray (初回限定版)
50(*,983)

Good second week for Saki! Being out of stock at Amazon during release week obviously kept week 1 down a little.

Edit: You can see the full list here now if interested, as well as volume 1 totals.

Jul 6, 2012 5:54 AM by jmal

Tsuritama 4,494

Jul 6, 2012 5:43 AM by Akiyama

dtshyk said:
Blu-ray
*4, *6,764 *6,764 Highschool DxD vol.4
*5, *6,718 *6,718 Hyouka vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, *5,159 *5,159 Guilty Crown vol.6 Limited Edition
10, *4,455 *4,455 Inu x Boku SS vol.4 Limited Edition
12, *3,499 *3,499 Jormungand vol.1 Limited Edition
17, *3,062 20,135 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.7 Limited Edition

DVD
*7, *3,747 *,**3,747 Inu x Boku SS vol.4 Limited Edition
10, *2,318 *,**2,318 Highschool DxD vol.4
16, *1,575 *,**1,575 Guilty Crown vol.6 Limited Edition
22, *1,116 *,**1,116 Hyouka vol.1 Limited Edition

Not all of the shows are selling *that* well but it's good enough. Quite satisfied to be honest.

Jul 6, 2012 3:49 AM by Rachmaninow

Glad to se Persona 4 and Highschool DxD doing good, and even Bleach is selling something, that's nice

Jul 5, 2012 5:56 PM by Ramkec

Hoppy said:
That Amazon/Aniplex dispute might kill Dog Days' sales, because it will up the price.

The price difference with other online retailers isn't too terribly big if you live in Japan and are getting free S&H. I do expect it to have some impact, though it is worth noting that season one's sales were majorly underestimated by Stalker for both formats and every volume, which might imply Amazon was a comparatively small chunk of the sales for Dog Days than for other shows.

As for Aniplex giving in, we'll see... this has been going on an absolutely insane length of time. I never could have imagined in a worst case scenario that three months later there would be no end in sight. If Aniplex are willing to separate from with Amazon for this long, then either 1) Amazon was just screwing them that hard, or 2) they're making up the sales through other ways over time, just a bit more slowly and perhaps at smaller stores not tracked by Oricon.

I'm going at this season assuming I have to import DD' from HMV, as much as that sucks. I have no faith anymore that the issue will be resolved for this season.

Jul 5, 2012 5:16 PM by jmal

Hoppy said:
That Amazon/Aniplex dispute might kill Dog Days' sales, because it will up the price.


At some point, Aniplex has got to give. Amazon isn't going to give into some anime company, they're too big to care about Aniplex.

Jul 5, 2012 3:08 PM by RyanSaotome

That Amazon/Aniplex dispute might kill Dog Days' sales, because it will up the price.

Jul 5, 2012 3:06 PM by Hoppy

RyanSaotome said:
Are the Thursday numbers out yet? Interested to see what kinda boost Nyaruko got 2nd week.

I've been periodically checking but it's not up on livedoor yet. Could be a couple more hours still, though it's often up by noon EST.

Jul 5, 2012 8:25 AM by jmal

Are the Thursday numbers out yet? Interested to see what kinda boost Nyaruko got 2nd week.

Jul 5, 2012 8:04 AM by RyanSaotome

Progeusz said:
There should be some copies next week too (unless we don't count them and just remember that it sells a little bit better than stated?)

What show are you talking about? Though it applies to every show of course.

We can only "count" copies that get reported in one of the sales tracking services though, like Oricon (anime, manga, novels, music) and Media Create (games). So yes, if a release charts in a second week, it gets counted. If it doesn't, we can't count it because we don't know how much it sold.

Jul 5, 2012 7:05 AM by jmal

There should be some copies next week too (unless we don't count them and just remember that it sells a little bit better than stated?)

Jul 5, 2012 1:00 AM by Progeusz

Jul 4, 2012 3:12 PM by RyanSaotome

Vylash said:
Yvese said:
jmal said:
Yvese said:
mitch3315 said:
Blu-ray
*3, *6,769 *6,769 The iDOLM@STER vol.9 Limited Edition
DVD
17, *1,479 *,**1,479 The iDOLM@STER vol.9 Limited Edition

Season 2 when?
This!!
Wish it sold more, but that's still decent!

Most of the volumes of this are being purchased as part of the Gravure 4 U blu-ray + minigame bundles. Those are not counted by Oricon because they're solicited as PS3 games instead of BD home video releases. Count those and the series is actually averaging about 25k, which makes it the 24th or 25th best selling show from the year 2000 onwards, i.e. very very very good.
Wow did not know that.

That's extremely good to hear! Now they just need to make/announce a season 2 and/or make a Hibiki spin-off ;D
haha pretty sure a season 2 or god forbid a movie is all but inevitable, way too much of a cash cow


Cash cow? Well I say milk away, can never have enough iDOLM@STER.

Jul 4, 2012 5:51 AM by mitch3315

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