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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jul 23 - 29

by dtshyk
Jul 31, 2012 1:44 AM | 71 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for July 23rd - 29th.

Blu-ray
*1, 43,358 *43,358 Nisemonogatari vol.4 Limited Edition
*2, 19,372 *19,372 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.2
*3, 15,678 *15,678 Persona 4 The Animation vol.9 Limited Edition
*4, 13,791 *13,791 Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland
*5, *7,372 **7,372 Accel World vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *7,050 **7,050 Hyouka vol.2 Limited Edition
*7, *6,543 **6,543 Scryed Alteration II: Quan Limited Edition
*8, *6,532 **6,532 Highschool DxD vol.5
*9, *6,247 102,677 K-On! (Movie) Limited Edition
10, *5,626 **5,626 Kuroko no Basket vol.1
11, *5,599 **5,599 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san vol.2 Limited Edition
12, *5,575 **5,575 Ano Natsu de Matteru vol.5 Limited Edition
13, *4,726 **4,726 Guilty Crown vol.7 Limited Edition
14, *4,718 **4,718 Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A vol.2
15, *4,676 **4,676 Aquarion Evol vol.4
16, *4,444 **4,444 Inu x Boku SS vol.5 Limited Edition
17, *4,027 **4,027 Hidamari Sketch Blu-ray Box
18, *3,733 **3,733 Eureka Seven AO vol.2 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 18,972 *,*18,972 One Piece Log Collection "Nico Robin"
*2, 18,833 *,*18,833 One Piece Log Collection "CP9"
*3, 10,235 *,*10,235 Gintama' vol.13 Limited Edition
*4, *7,737 *,**7,737 Nisemonogatari vol.4 Limited Edition
*5, *7,444 *,**7,444 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.2
*6, *6,984 *,**6,984 Kuroko no Basket vol.1
*7, *6,399 *,**6,399 Persona 4 The Animation vol.9 Limited Edition
*8, *5,941 *,**5,941 Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland
*9, *4,430 *,*10,261 Summer Wars Reprint Edition
10, *3,864 *,**3,864 Inu x Boku SS vol.5 Limited Edition
11, *3,069 *,*31,098 K-On! (Movie) Limited Edition
12, *2,846 *,*15,741 K-On! (Movie) Standard Edition
13, *2,193 *,**2,193 Highschool DxD vol.5
14, *2,150 *,**2,150 Bleach Gotei 13 Tai Shingun Hen vol.6
15, *2,008 1,148,464 My Neighbor Totoro
16, *1,786 *,**1,786 Tsuritama vol.2 Limited Edition
17, *1,766 *,**1,766 Accel World vol.1 Limited Edition
18, *1,663 *,*50,297 Kokurikozaka Kara Standard Edition
19, *1,637 *,**1,637 Hiiro no Kakera vol.2
20, *1,340 *,**1,340 Brave 10 vol.5
21, *1,332 *,**1,332 Guilty Crown vol.7 Limited Edition
22, *1,322 *,**1,322 Aquarion Evol vol.4
23, *1,190 *,**1,190 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san vol.2 Limited Edition
24, *1,187 *,**6,665 Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi Special Edition
25, *1,160 *,**1,160 Smile Precure! vol.2
26, *1,133 *,**1,133 Shirokuma Cafe vol.1

Single CD
*5, 35,015 *35,015 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% "Shining All Star CD"
*6, 22,503 *22,503 Arashi no Yoru ni "Dear My Friend"
11, 17,307 *17,307 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja "Soredewa, Mata Asu"
12, 13,378 *13,378 Dog Days' "Natsu no Yakusoku"
13, 12,955 *12,955 Sword Art Online "Yume no Sekai"
16, 10,722 *10,722 Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito "More Than Words"
22, *5,773 **5,773 Sword Art Online "Burst The Gravity"
24, *4,004 138,460 Toriko "Love Chase"
25, *3,794 **3,794 Danball Senki W "Sanmi Ittai"
26, *3,666 **3,666 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita "Real World"
32, *2,743 **2,743 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II Character Song Margot
33, *2,737 *14,943 Kuroko no Basket "Rimfire"
39, *2,136 **2,136 Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate "Signal Graph"
40, *2,105 **2,105 Imai Asami "Limited Love"
43, *2,061 *13,855 Campione! "Raise"
45, *1,992 **1,992 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. "Reason why XXX"
46, *1,969 *16,891 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II "Zone//Alone"
49, *1,768 *16,096 Hanazawa Kana "Hatsukoi no Oto"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 71 Comments Recent Comments

Aww yeah, go Kuroko!

Aug 5, 2012 3:21 PM by TheCtes

NICE!

ACCEL WORLD AND HYOUKA!

NUFF SAID!

Aug 2, 2012 11:38 AM by Yumekichi11

arena149 said:
I never thought that Nunally spin off have good sales.


Its an OVA based off of one of the best selling late night anime series ever. I'm actually disappointed it didn't do more since Stalker projected it for significantly more.

Aug 2, 2012 10:40 AM by RyanSaotome

The overall anime sales looks great this time.

Kuroko doing well good job! I only started read the manga so I will watch the anime later.

Nise still beating the others as usual lol. I never thought that Nunally spin off have good sales.

Really impressed with P4's consistent sales, Vol 10's sales will be very interesting since there is director's cut for ep 25, true end OVA & P4 movie in it.
Gahh Atlus have good run this year with P4G & P4U sell really well there. I guess their hardwork are paid off.

Aug 2, 2012 10:38 AM by arena149

Not sure if dtshyk was planning to post the full list, but if anyone is curious:

Additions only: link
Full list: link

Hyouka gets DVD data and is indeed better than volume 1's first week. 8,146 total.
Sakamichi fares poorly. 2,037 BDs.
AKB and Natsu-iro take a major plunge after the discounted first volumes, as expected. AKB is off over 40%.
Medaka Box and Shining Hearts are unranked in both formats, (not a) big surprise.

Aug 2, 2012 8:56 AM by jmal

Sad seeing Sankarea didn't do well.

Kuroko yay! Both the manga and DVD BD did well, I hope this won't affect the mangaka to change/extend the storyline. There have been some cases in the manga industry where when certain anime gets popular, its quality goes down until it's irreparable. Especially considering Kuroko's popularity with girl fans, there's a chance that it will go down the same path like Get Backers did. Hope that won't happen to Kuroko, Kuroko is fine as it is.

Surprised that Nyaruko sells well. Fanservice factor, I guess.

Aug 1, 2012 11:16 PM by Reim_Seranth

RyanSaotome said:
Corpses aren't moe. Thats why I think Sankarea did bad.

I felt significant moe for Rea. Love her. But what held the show back from being an import for me was having to jump between zombie girl fun and obsessive father "plot". I would have loved much more focus on the former and almost nothing on the latter. The latter for the most part just sucked fun from the show. I don't think it balanced the two story elements as well as I'd have liked.

Aug 1, 2012 9:51 AM by jmal

Corpses aren't moe. Thats why I think Sankarea did bad.

Aug 1, 2012 9:18 AM by RyanSaotome

Shih said:
How is Sankarea doing so bad o_o
1487 XO


I think DEEN animated this one and Hiiro for Spring right? lololol both series are bombs...well not THAT bad but bad all the same.

Sankarea was good from all the reviews I saw on MAL though. Hiiro, I can understand. Even Crunchy reported that fans were shocked at what they did.

Aug 1, 2012 9:16 AM by phoenixalia

How is Sankarea doing so bad o_o
1487 XO

Aug 1, 2012 2:12 AM by Shih

Nisemonogatari on TOP!!!!!!

Jul 31, 2012 11:05 PM by SomaHeir

flaxman85 said:
Those numbers seem pretty low when you look at Japan's population size. I guess otaku culture in Japan is not a big as I thought. Are those numbers typical or are they lower than average?

Anime has always been niche for the most part.

But more than that, anime DVD/BDs are exceptionally expensive luxury items. If only a fraction of Japanese people watch anime, only a fraction of those who watch anime buy it. It's intended for hardcore collectors only.

So even selling 4000 units per disc can be pretty decent for an anime, depending on budget, because those 4000 discs multiplied by 4, 5, 6, 7, or more volumes, are all retailing for ¥5000-9000 each.

A much bigger part of the otaku industry is, well, all the other stuff. Music, manga, novels, visual novels, games, figures, live events, themed cafes, and any other tie-ins and merch you can imagine. That's where quite a lot of the money comes from.

Jul 31, 2012 10:21 PM by jmal

Immahnoob said:
But I'm not sure if Inu x Boku SS went into a different ending or it followed the manga, if it did follow a different ending, I'm sure they won't make a second season, if they didn't and this is how the story went, well, if you say there are enough sales.

HUZZAH!


Nope. They followed and ended the anime how the manga went. In fact, I'd say the anime stopped just before a very important arc started. SO I'm sure there'll be a second season.


I don't know about DxD but I'm pretty sure that will get one too.

Jul 31, 2012 10:02 PM by phoenixalia

Those numbers seem pretty low when you look at Japan's population size. I guess otaku culture in Japan is not a big as I thought. Are those numbers typical or are they lower than average?

Jul 31, 2012 8:33 PM by flaxman85

Nisemono dominating for the win. Too bad Accel World wasn't in the top 10 such a great anime.

Jul 31, 2012 6:16 PM by Hikarusuke

didn't expect Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland to sell 13k :O

Jul 31, 2012 2:10 PM by Ahmer

Hell yeah, guilty crown gintama and code geass.

Jul 31, 2012 12:21 PM by HollowV2

jmal said:
Immahnoob said:
Hey Jmal, with everything that sold until now, do you think Highschool DxD, Inu x Boku SS and Kore wa Zombie desu ka might get second seasons?

DxD and Inu x Boku, almost definitely if there's enough material left. Although Inu x Boku's ending was so perfect I almost don't feel the need (...though I'd gladly watch the hell out of a sequel anyway).

KoreZom already has had a second season. The anime doesn't sell very well but Kadokawa has said it increased novel sales very significantly, so that's probably the only reason we got a second season. I don't expect a third, but I expect we'll see a couple more OADs to boost print sales as long as the novels keep getting published. In fact I think that's why the TV broadcast was only an abbreviated 10 episodes and they announced a few OADs instead to bring it up to a more normal episode count.

Also, Guilty Crown seems to sell pretty well (does it sell pretty well?), is there a possibility of anything coming in the future for GC (even with what happened in the ending)?

Dunno. I'd say odds less than 50% since it's an original anime and any sequel would probably start out closer to 6-8k than 12k and average about 5-6k - might not be worth it for the animation budget the show must have had. Sequels often pick up where the later volumes of the previous iteration sold, not back at the height of the first volume. Still, supercell's music has sold extremely well and I'm guessing Inori and friends move a decent number of figures and other merch. But my answer is still, "dunno".

Thanks, and also there is a lot of material for Inu x Boku SS and Highschool DxD. But I'm not sure if Inu x Boku SS went into a different ending or it followed the manga, if it did follow a different ending, I'm sure they won't make a second season, if they didn't and this is how the story went, well, if you say there are enough sales.

HUZZAH!

Jul 31, 2012 12:07 PM by Immahnoob

wow good sales overall
i'm really shocked that hyouka sells 7k actually

Jul 31, 2012 12:03 PM by Regicide

Immahnoob said:
Hey Jmal, with everything that sold until now, do you think Highschool DxD, Inu x Boku SS and Kore wa Zombie desu ka might get second seasons?

DxD and Inu x Boku, almost definitely if there's enough material left. Although Inu x Boku's ending was so perfect I almost don't feel the need (...though I'd gladly watch the hell out of a sequel anyway).

KoreZom already has had a second season. The anime doesn't sell very well but Kadokawa has said it increased novel sales very significantly, so that's probably the only reason we got a second season. I don't expect a third, but I expect we'll see a couple more OADs to boost print sales as long as the novels keep getting published. In fact I think that's why the TV broadcast was only an abbreviated 10 episodes and they announced a few OADs instead to bring it up to a more normal episode count.

Also, Guilty Crown seems to sell pretty well (does it sell pretty well?), is there a possibility of anything coming in the future for GC (even with what happened in the ending)?

Dunno. I'd say odds less than 50% since it's an original anime and any sequel would probably start out closer to 6-8k than 12k and average about 5-6k - might not be worth it for the animation budget the show must have had. Sequels often pick up where the later volumes of the previous iteration sold, not back at the height of the first volume. Still, supercell's music has sold extremely well and I'm guessing Inori and friends move a decent number of figures and other merch. But my answer is still, "dunno".

Jul 31, 2012 12:02 PM by jmal

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