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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jul 2 - 8

by dtshyk
Jul 10, 2012 2:42 AM | 61 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and CD rankings for July 2nd - 8th.

Blu-ray
*1, 4,896 **4,896 Inazuma Eleven Go: Kyuukyoku no Kizuna Gryphon Limited Edition
*2, 3,912 *47,218 Nisemonogatari vol.3 Limited Edition
*3, 3,021 **3,021 Amagami SS+ plus vol.4
*4, 2,921 **2,921 Nazo no Kanojo X vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, 1,633 *18,083 Persona 4 The Animation vol.8 Limited Edition
*6, 1,533 117,987 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.5
*7, 1,400 **1,400 Acchi Kocchi vol.2
*8, 1,343 *25,529 Kokurikozaka Kara Special Edition
*9, 1,264 **1,264 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.4 Limited Edition
10, 1,062 **7,780 Hyouka vol.1 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 8,855 *,**8,855 Inazuma Eleven Go: Kyuukyoku no Kizuna Gryphon Limited Edition
*2, 4,585 *,*43,127 Kokurikozaka Kara Standard Edition
*3, 3,517 *,**3,517 Inazuma Eleven Go DVD Box vol.1 Limited Edition
*4, 2,547 *,*31,771 Kokurikozaka Kara Special Edition
*5, 2,270 *,**2,270 One Piece 14th Season vol.10
*6, 1,397 *,*61,333 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.5
*7, 1,240 *,**1,240 Inazuma Eleven Go: Kyuukyoku no Kizuna Gryphon Standard Edition
*8, 1,040 *,**9,128 Hakuouki Sekkaroku vol.6 Limited Edition
*9, 1,033 *,**1,033 Naruto: Shippuuden Senjyo no Paradise Life vol.5
10, *,998 1,142,724 My Neighbor Totoro
11, *,943 *,***,943 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou vol.4 Limited Edition
12, *,940 *,*10,659 Gintama' vol.12
13, *,790 *,***,790 Amagami SS+ plus vol.4
14, *,752 *,***,752 Acchi Kocchi vol.2
15, *,724 *,**8,322 Nisemonogatari volo.3 Limited Edition
16, *,667 *,***,667 Nazo no Kanojo X vol.1 Limited Edition
17, *,634 *,**6,934 Persona 4 The Animation vol.8 Limited Edition
18, *,613 2,372,208 Spirited Away
19, *,537 *,**4,284 Inu x Boku SS vol.4 Limited Edition
20, *,478 *,***,478 Fairy Tail vol.30

Single CD (sorry, I forgot to update.)
*2, 118,981 118,981 Toriko "Love Chase"
*6, *29,768 *29,768 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ "Yes! Yuyuyu☆Yuruyuri♪♪"
*7, *28,317 *28,317 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ "100%Chu~gakusei"
28, **2,939 **2,939 Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone "Kando Kyoyu!"
38, **1,874 *14,131 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.5 Kazunari
42, **1,739 *25,545 Uchuu Kyoudai "Feel So Moon"
50, **1,398 *14,949 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.1 Tetsuya

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 61 Comments Recent Comments

jmal said:
Progeusz said:
And what's so bad about liking both? Where did I state it's something to be ashamed of?

Didn't say you did, just pointing out differences in taste and wondering why you two were going back and forth arguing that their show is bad and yours is good. That's never changed anyone's mind about anything.
No, we weren't? Actually, what "you two" are you talking about? I simply replied to his not very bright comment and that's it for "our" "conversation". Calling it "going back and forth arguing that their show is bad and yours is good" is extreme exaggeration. If anyone's wishing to go back and forth over something, it's you. Man, relax.
I had no intention of changing anyone's mind.

Jul 11, 2012 10:59 AM by Progeusz

RainbowMagnet said:


An anime aimed at fujoshi doesn't necessarily need to be a reverse harem or yaoi. Also say what you want but KuroBas is indeed aimed at fujoshi. I'm guessing you've never seen the ending cards for the anime..


thank you!

Jul 11, 2012 10:48 AM by phoenixalia

Progeusz said:
And what's so bad about liking both? Where did I state it's something to be ashamed of?

Didn't say you did, just pointing out differences in taste and wondering why you two were going back and forth arguing that their show is bad and yours is good. That's never changed anyone's mind about anything.

Jul 11, 2012 9:17 AM by jmal

jmal said:
Progeusz said:
You seem pretty butthurt. Why would you mention Tasogare otherwise? And yes, Tasogare is bad. Boring. As you would expect from desperate SHAFT wannabes. Zombie Saten > Ghost Yomi.

This is getting into "I know you are but what am I?" territory. "Sankarea is bad" "No Tasogare is bad" "No Sanakarea is bad" 'No Tasogare is bad" ...some people like both, you know. Me being one.
And what's so bad about liking both? Where did I state it's something to be ashamed of?

Jul 11, 2012 9:10 AM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
You seem pretty butthurt. Why would you mention Tasogare otherwise? And yes, Tasogare is bad. Boring. As you would expect from desperate SHAFT wannabes. Zombie Saten > Ghost Yomi.

This is getting into "I know you are but what am I?" territory. "Sankarea is bad" "No Tasogare is bad" "No Sanakarea is bad" 'No Tasogare is bad" ...some people like both, you know. Me being one.

Jul 11, 2012 8:12 AM by jmal

motrya said:
Progeusz said:
motrya said:
Chibisong said:
I didn't expect Sankarea to do so badly...


No, it's obvious.
Sankarea is low-quality show with terrible character design.
Actually, it's one of better anime that came out last season. And the only thing bad about chara design is Furuya's face.


No! Sankarea is simple bad and generic show.

Tasogare is MUCH better.
You seem pretty butthurt. Why would you mention Tasogare otherwise? And yes, Tasogare is bad. Boring. As you would expect from desperate SHAFT wannabes. Zombie Saten > Ghost Yomi.

Jul 11, 2012 8:03 AM by Progeusz

phoenixalia said:
though admittedly I am worried for arcana famiglia. ;_;
Jmal, its doing horribly isn't it? ranking not even in the top 1000....is there any hope left for it?

Probably not.

AO968 said:
YukinoAsakura said:
*5, 4,698 Natsuiro Kiseki

Can I cry now? How come to this show to rank that high? D:
One word: Sphere.

Needs a few more words: discounted first volume. It's too early to know how the rest will do. In any case I expect it to average about 3.5-4k. Not too bad but not a hit.

CexDexPs3 said:
Well good for you. Look at other OVA's selling 100k+, that 9k is put to shame, if you ask me. but whatever floats your boat.

Er yes but what, enough to count on your fingers and have some left over? You can't be comparing Unicorn to Hakuouki Sekkaroku, that's crazy.

Sekkaroku is doing fine. Think of it as a third season of the anime. It's selling in line with the TV series, and another season of the TV series is now airing, so obviously it did something right. OVA volumes can sell more than TV anime but not always, and for something like Hakuouki here I would expect sales to be pretty similar to the TV series.

Songs have nothing to do with the actual performance of the anime itself. if a Song is good, people buy it.

CDs selling well means more money for the production committee. An anime's success is not measured only or even necessarily primarily on home video sales, so yes the good character song sales are important. So too mechandise, sales of the original manga, etc.

But now you're sounding like the guy with a million alt accounts who keeps getting banned repeatedly. You know, if that's the case once again, the best advice I can give you is: stop getting into arguments about fujoshi. It's the same damn pattern every time. Post a few normal things, then one small thing sets you off and you launch right into the vehement denials and outright anger at the very thought that a show with a technically shounen demographic might have a large female DVD-buying presence (even though that phenomenon is extremely well established), and just general derision about female-targeted shows. I guess it's time for mods to check accounts again and confirm. I can only shake my head at this point.

Jul 11, 2012 5:18 AM by jmal

LOL comparing Hakuoki OVA against Unicorn OVA is . . .

and Unicorn OVA#5 sold around ~170-180k already

it was in the first page of this thread afterall XD

Jul 11, 2012 4:54 AM by articuzwolf

YukinoAsakura said:
*5, 4,698 Natsuiro Kiseki

Can I cry now? How come to this show to rank that high? D:


One word: Sphere.

Jul 11, 2012 1:29 AM by Firelord76

I put on-hold all my spring anime, but let me talk about the sales anyway:
*1, 8,918 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

Nice! This show was very nice! And it will get a next season yay!
*2, 8,896 Hyouka

I need to keep watching but so far, beside the animation, this isn’t very impressive
*5, 4,698 Natsuiro Kiseki

Can I cry now? How come to this show to rank that high? D:
*6, 4,494 Tsuritama

I still have to see the best part of the show.
*9, 3,588 Nazo no Kanojo X

Not that bad. But could have done better.
13, 2,520 Acchi Kocchi

Yes this was only some random moe blobs but...I liked it...And I hoped for it to get better sales...
15, 2,059 Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
16, 1,487 Sankarea

WOW! This was actually a surprise, I didn’t expect them to do THIS bad. I don’t know about the shows second half but useless it ruins everything those to deserve 3k more than Natsuiro deserves its 4.6k LOL

Jul 10, 2012 8:20 PM by YukinoAsakura

jmal said:
articuzwolf said:
winter anime is dead

? Winter 2012 is actually doing well.


darn, me and my sense of time

it should be "spring season"

Jul 10, 2012 6:59 PM by articuzwolf

*6, *29,768 *29,768 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ "Yes! Yuyuyu☆Yuruyuri♪♪"
*7, *28,317 *28,317 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ "100%Chu~gakusei"

Pretty damn amazing considering the season 1 OP and ED sold 16-17k lifetime. So glad to see this, and I have both ordered as well (though won't ship until the end of the month).

Jul 10, 2012 6:35 PM by jmal

articuzwolf said:
winter anime is dead

? Winter 2012 is actually doing well.

1 Massive blockbuster (Nise)
4 Vol. 1s selling over 10k (above + InuBoku, HS DxD, Natsume Shi)
8 Set to average 6k or better (above + AnoNatsu, Aquarion, Mouretsu, Shin TeniPri)

Out of about 21 late night anime. One thing good about Winter is that a lot of shows are doing at least decently or better, while there was only a small number of flops.

Jul 10, 2012 5:09 PM by jmal

oh poor nazo kanojo, I actually did like it

gave you some vibrant fresh of romance comedy

seems that stalker kinda "overestimating" number for spring anime sales

winter anime is dead

probably only fate zero 2 will break 10k(maybe even 50k) barrier

Jul 10, 2012 4:35 PM by articuzwolf

I'm pretty sure Nazo no Kanojo X will surpass 4000 next week. Until today it was out of stock in lots of shops so I'd take these numbers with a grain of salt.

Also to say if it is a success or not, why don't look at Hoods numbers?
(first BD volume sales)

Nazo no Kanojo X 3,588
Manyuu 2,912
Kamisama Dolls 1,437
Qwaser 4,994
QwaserII 2,721
Aki Sora 3,304

I think the sales are good being a non-ecchi series from Hoods.

Jul 10, 2012 4:19 PM by onomatopellan

I could see Muv Luv staying this high. Its already a very popular franchise with an established fanbase, combining hot girls and mecha. Seems like a recipe for success to me.

Jul 10, 2012 2:41 PM by RyanSaotome

iLostReason said:
Hmmm, i can say one thing.I can't help but get angry and annoyed when people talk about shows i like, like its trash, especially when they love anime that its overrated as hell (IMO).I guess that's just being immature, eh.I don't regret it though, if he wouldnt say anything, or something light like ''its in my opinion not a good show, but yea, it's just my opinion'' i wouldnt say a shit.But when i see someone going ''Its a bad show, terrible, im not surprised it didnt sell well'' im going rage.

Oh don't get me wrong, that's totally a fair feeling. It does get annoying when people so flippantly shit on anything they don't personally like - and do it over and over and over and over like it's their job. The ability to live and let live is virtually dead on the internet. I guess I'm just saying that if you reply with something like "but you like eva and eva sucks" the other person is just going to be twice as likely to be even nastier the next time because now they're mad too. challenge their wording or their attitude, sure, I definitely do that. But attacking their personal taste in anime will just make it seem like more of the same. That's all.

Jul 10, 2012 2:15 PM by jmal

jmal said:

Why do people do this "You like a show I don't like so I'm going to use that to invalidate your opinion on a completely unrelated show" thing? I mean don't get me wrong, I like Sankarea, but how is it in any way related to Evangelion?

And whatever Evangelion may or may not be to you, "generic" ought to be one of the last descriptions applied to it. Maybe I could understand the reaction if his #1 anime were, like, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi (which I like btw, but would never ever defend as being particularly "unique") or something. But "You like Evangelion so you're a hypocrite for trashing Sankarea" just makes me go "...Wha? o_O"

I don't mean to specifically defend motrya either ("is simple bad and generic show" is pretty lame/unhelpful reasoning) but I just find the comparisons people choose to make when attacking or defending shows to be so very strange.


Hmmm, i can say one thing.I can't help but get angry and annoyed when people talk about shows i like, like its trash, especially when they love anime that its overrated as hell (IMO).I guess that's just being immature, eh.I don't regret it though, if he wouldnt say anything, or something light like ''its in my opinion not a good show, but yea, it's just my opinion'' i wouldnt say a shit.But when i see someone going ''Its a bad show, terrible, im not surprised it didnt sell well'' im going rage.

zensunni said:
Because they are immature assholes? Just a thought...

No assholes plawks >_>

Jul 10, 2012 2:02 PM by iLostReason

Oh my GOD! Kimi to Boku sold even worse than I expected.

So no season 3 then -_-

Jul 10, 2012 1:46 PM by Sir_Lexa

mitch3315 said:
Not enough love for the Nichibros.
This. Especially when it's the best show in the rankings.

Jul 10, 2012 1:44 PM by DraconisMarch

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