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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Sep 24 - 30

by dtshyk
Oct 2, 2012 1:17 AM | 103 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for September 24th - 30th.

*1, 9,211 *9,211 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: Add-on Disc
*2, 7,082 *7,082 Hyouka vol.4 Limited Edition
*3, 6,666 *6,666 Dog Days' vol.1 Limited Edition
*4, 6,601 *6,601 Accel World vol.3 Limited Edition
*5, 5,312 *5,312 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, 5,131 *5,131 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Fan Disc
*7, 4,880 *4,880 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san vol.4 Limited Edition
*8, 4,567 *4,567 Guilty Crown vol.9 Limited Edition
*9, 4,330 *4,330 Inu x Boku SS vol.7 Limited Edition
10, 4,024 *4,024 Aquarion Evol vol.6
11, 3,732 44,853 Fate/Zero 2nd Season
12, 3,539 *3,539 Joshiraku vol.1 Limited Edition
13, 3,351 21,176 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II vol.1 Limited Edition
14, 3,068 *3,068 Jormungand vol.4 Limited Edition

*1, 3,719 *,**3,719 Inu x Boku SS vol.7 Limited Edition
*2, 3,536 *,**3,536 Hakuouki Reimeiroku vol.1 Limited Edition
*3, 3,156 *,*10,810 Kuroko no Basket vol.3
*4, 2,530 *,**2,530 Dog Days' vol.1 Limited Edition
*5, 2,337 *,**2,337 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: Add-on Disc
*6, 2,228 *,**2,228 Arcana Famiglia vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, 2,069 *,**2,069 Bleach Shingami Daiko Shoshitsu Hen vol.2
*8, 1,478 *,**1,478 Accel World vol.3 Limited Edition
*9, 1,464 *,**1,464 Tsuritama vol.4 Limited Edition
10, 1,338 *,**1,338 Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi. vol.1 Limited Edition
11, 1,321 *,**1,321 Guilty Crown vol.9 Limited Edition
12, 1,208 *,**1,208 Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou vol.1 Limited Edition
13, 1,196 *,**1,196 Aquarion Evol vol.6
14, 1,110 *,**1,110 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse vol.1 Limited Edition
15, 1,091 *,**1,091 Hyouka vol.4 Limited Edition
16, 1,085 *,**1,085 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san vol.4 Limited Edition
17, 1,035 *,**1,035 Shirokuma Cafe vol.3
18, 1,018 *,**1,018 Queen's Blade: Rebellion vol.4
19, 1,007 *,**1,007 Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate vol.1 Limited Edition
20, *,905 *,***,905 AKB0048 vol.4
21, *,805 *,***,805 Beelzebub vol.16
22, *,765 1,161,301 Tonari no Totoro
23, *,747 *,***,747 Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! vol.1
24, *,685 *,***,685 Kimi to Boku. 2 vol.4 Limited Edition
25, *,682 *,***,682 Joshiraku vol.1 Limited Edition
26, *,669 *,***,669 Hagure Yuusha no Estetica vol.1

Single CD
*3, 24,886 24,886 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Duet Series vol.3 Shintaro & Kazunari
*4, 17,173 17,173 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Duet CD Reiji & Ranmaru, Ai & Camus
*9, *9,407 *9,407 Ono Daisuke "Lunar Maria"
16, *3,697 15,181 Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning "Linear Blue wo Kikinagara"
17, *3,655 68,612 Colorful "Boku ga Boku de Arutame Ni"
18, *3,595 *3,595 Sengoku Collection "Darling to Madonna"
23, *3,039 *3,039 Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning "Earth Diver"
35, *1,886 75,069 Sword Art Online "crossing field"
36, *1,875 *1,875 Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust "Tsubasa"
37, *1,850 45,316 Joshiraku "Nippon Egao Hyakkei"
45, *1,524 25,849 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Duet Sereis vol.2 Tetsuya & Ryota
49, *1,403 48,102 Kagero Project "Children Record"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 103 Comments Recent Comments

Dog Days did really well.
Lol at Muv-Luv....its not bad sales but still.....
Reimeiroku at ~5k. Will probably cross 6k or reach it next week. It was definitely severely underestimated in Stalker. I thought it would sell 8k or so but that's not so bad either. Where's my season 4, Deen?
Campione and KoiChoco had an event ticket and heavily discounted volume 1's hmm? well, that was there in AKB as well so I expect sales to drop.
Sad about Hagure Yuusha and cringing at NakaImo....I thought it would sell less.
Dakara H....yea, I didn't like this show either so I don't really care. That's it I guess.



W-W-WHOAHHHHHHHHHHH! Arcana Famiglia? WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP THERE? ~3.5k? WUT? I thought you wouldn't even get 1000 copies sold! All the same, I'm still glad. Arcana wasn't great but as a fan of otome anime, I'm glad to see it didn't fail like Hiiro did. Hiiro was ugh. Arcana wasn't amazing but decent. Very, VERY happy to see Arcana's sales.

Oct 6, 2012 11:14 AM by phoenixalia

I also did an update to the temporal ranking of vol.1 BD/DVD for the Summer Season

Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Rankings for Summer 2012 (the first volumes)
*1, 21,176 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II
*2, *9,196 Dog Days'
*3, *8,760 Tari Tari
*4, *7,728 Yuru Yuri ♪♪
*5, *6,422 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
*6, *4,920 Hakuouki Reimeiroku
*7, *4,876 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
*8, *4,852 Oda Nobuna no Yabou
*9, *4,221 Joshiraku
10, *4,187 Campione
11, *3,462 Arcana Famiglia
12, *3,337 Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
13, *2,810 Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!
14, *2,409 Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica
15, *1,945 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.
16, *1,900 Moyashimon Returns
17, *1,888 Rinne no Lagrange Season 2
18, *1,370 Binbougami ga!
19, *1,338 Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.
20, *1,282 Upotte!!

Oct 5, 2012 10:28 PM by symbv

jmal said:
New additions: here
Full weekly list: here

Full list is up.

Thresholds were too high for a second week for Yuru Yuri♪♪ or Jintai, unfortunately. We'll get their numbers in the relevant monthly list, so it'll be at least a few weeks before we know how they ended up. Well, YRYR's at least. Jintai should make it, but that depends if this month has a really high monthly BD threshold. Usually a title over 4500 (as Jintai should be by the 2nd week) will rank but we'll see.

BD data got added for a bunch of titles that were only ranking on DVD on Tuesday. New Vol. 1 totals for those:
4,920 Hakuouki Reimeiroku
4,187 Campione
3,462 Arcana Famiglia
3,337 Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
2,810 Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imougo ga Iru!
2,409 Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica
1,945 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. (only BD ranked)

From Spring:
1,411 Uchuu Kyoudai (only BD ranked)

And other stuff at the linked posts.

Good to see the full list, and that some of the anime that were temporarily at the bottom of the Summer 2012 list due to the high BD threshold this week, are not actually the dead bottom as a result.

Not good to hear that the full list threshold was still too high for Yuru Yuri ♪♪ and Jintai to get a 2nd week :(

Oct 5, 2012 10:18 PM by Ejc

Thanks jmal. So Hakuouki actually came close to my final estimate of 5k, which is great.

For the harem anime, my observation of the relative ranking of those titles in Amazon when the season was still in its first month or so is that
Campione > Boku H > Koi Choco = Hagure > NakaImo

However, the feedback turned quite bad in the last several episodes of Boku H that is not in the original light novel and were deemed too serious while NakaImo got more favorable feedback in late stage when fans started to enjoy the baka situation as it is and find it quite funny. Koi Choco also edged above Hagure as it accumulated fans who looked for a love story instead of harem fan service. I am not surprised with the end result having Campione at the clear top of the 5 and Boku H as the clear bottom.

It is hard to say if the figure means Campione will get a 2nd season. There are many fans of the original light novel who are unhappy with how the story was compressed and changed in the anime (it seems quite a lot were changed) but they are also happy with how the anime brings out the main appeals of the girls (and the kisses), which perhaps explains why it seems to have attracted buyers from fans of the light novel.

Oct 5, 2012 10:17 PM by symbv

Gash_V-D_Hetchum said:
Holy shit this is bad.

Kono naka imouto selling more that Hagure Yuusha? ........ 'mkay
Akatsuki THE BOSS vs "I can't believe I already forgot his name" THE TOOL

Arcana Famiglia, Entirely filler. I'm on episode 9 and still no Arcana Duel?
The sales are bad, but still, those numbers are too high.

Actually, the so-called fillers presented in Arcana Famiglia anime aren't fillers. They are actually materials from the otome visual novel, that is until episode 9;
I guess when the audience sees mafias and a battle everyone assumes that this is an action anime which clearly isn't. In my opinion, the company who made the Arcana Famiglia anime made the atmosphere of the anime a bit too shouneny when it should be shoujo.

Oct 5, 2012 2:07 AM by na-account

Hagure is doing bad because it is terrible. I rarely drop shows but that sucker got dropped.

Binbougami ga! Fight!!!

Thank God Horizon is doing so well. S3...I'll see you soon enough.

Oct 4, 2012 11:56 PM by IZEROII

wow hyouka

Oct 4, 2012 8:58 AM by zheren

Beelzebub vol.16
wow O__o

Oct 4, 2012 8:55 AM by Misaola

C'mon More Campione! sales ":( Season 2 is needed haha.

Oct 4, 2012 1:26 AM by Kouhais

I wonder if Dog Days will have another side story manga like with what happened last season, that was a fun experience.

Oct 3, 2012 9:41 PM by Hoppy


My bad. I didn't count DVD's this time. But lets wait till all the volumes came out and look how average sales would be

Oct 3, 2012 9:37 PM by Nachtwandler_21

edl01 said:
Dog days sold 666 copies, I think someone up there is trying to tell us something.

6,666 not 666 :D

Oct 3, 2012 4:16 PM by HauntingShock

Dog days sold 666 copies, I think someone up there is trying to tell us something.

Oct 3, 2012 4:11 PM by edl01

Progeusz said:
Is it because of not enough source material? Some other reason? Personally, 1cour shows start to tire me, I want more 3+ cour shows that aren't kiddy shounen or family comedy.

The subject was brought up in the anime industry from time to time. The main reason is concern of risk and also the logistical concern (getting enough staff resource, TV slots etc) for a long series. Midnight anime is a lot less likely than having big sponsor who may want to sell some plastic model for shounen shows, girl plaything for shoujo shows and even mainstream sponsors like utensil makers or housecleaning material for family comedy, all of these are aired in daytime or evening time and usually has very strong viewer base (or fan base of the original manga if it is adapted from a shounen manga) to count on. In fact, sometimes we even see anime adapted from shounen manga got thrown into midnight time slot (e.g. Ika-Musume and Kuroko no Basuke). The initial investment is usually tight for midnight anime. The common view is that it is very unlikely you would have shows that are more than 2 cours long these days for a midnight anime. You may want to be braced for seeing those "tiring" 1-cour shows still in dominance in the foreseeable future.

Oct 3, 2012 7:39 AM by symbv

jmal said:
As symbv notes, they at least tend to be discounted somewhat to compensate, though generally not by half..

Sometimes the price indeed comes close to a per-episode price that is fairly consistent regardless of how many episodes in one volume. For example, AKB0048 has just one episode in vol.1 but three episodes in vol.2 -- the rack price for vol.1 is 2100 Yen and for vol.2 it is 7350 Yen, making it 2450 Yen per episode. In this case, vol.1 is being sold at a discount even in terms of per episode price (its per episode price is set at 88% compared with vol.2)

Oct 3, 2012 5:55 AM by symbv

@jmal, do you wait until whole show is released or import disc by disc? AFAIK shipping is very expensive...

Oct 3, 2012 5:40 AM by Progeusz

Downgrade355 said:
and who exactly is going to buy a volume with one episode? lol, sounds like a rip-off, unless it's an OVA of course.

Besides what Prgeusz already said, 1 episode in 1 volume can also mean much cheaper price, which can mean it is easier to sell than the more expensive 2-episode package. And if this 1 episode volume happens to be the first volume, it can even create the image that the series is selling very well -- it may succeed in generating attention. And anyway, more people buying the first volume (because it is cheaper) means more potential customers who may come to buy the subsequent volumes if they like what they saw in the first volume. Examples of series with first volume of BD having only one episode include AKB0048, for a very recent anime, or Papa no iu koto wo kikinasai and Working!! season1 for something a bit older.

Oct 3, 2012 4:51 AM by symbv

@GregZor9, thanks for the info.

Downgrade355 said:
and who exactly is going to buy a volume with one episode? lol, sounds like a rip-off, unless it's an OVA of course.
It's natural that people want to have complete series. Also, there's more to DVD/BD than just episodes - there are specials, creditless ops/eds, songs, interviews with staff...

Oct 3, 2012 4:41 AM by Progeusz

and who exactly is going to buy a volume with one episode? lol, sounds like a rip-off, unless it's an OVA of course.

Oct 3, 2012 4:26 AM by Downgrade355

Downgrade355 said:

I see, and usually how many episodes per volume?

2 episodes per volume is the most common format, although there are cases with 1 episode or 3 episodes in one volume.

Nachtwandler_21 said:

About Dog Days it's just my personal opinion. I scored S2 the ame as S2 but they could make much better. The thing is that every season of Nanoha ad twice more sales than previous one while DD is dropping which is common for sequels. If they don't make smth radically new for S3 — it would make 4K at best.

The drop in sales for Dog Days from S1 to S2 is surprisingly small. In fact really really small for a sequel. If we compare the first week sales of vol.1 Season 1 sold 9627 copies while Season 2 sold 9196 copies, which means a drop of <5%!! Even Dog Days fans were happily surprised by its strength of keeping up the sales (for a reasonably good 2nd season which has substantially less sales, just look at Ika-Musume where we are talking of a drop of over 50%). Fans do not necessarily look for things "radically new". Anime that comes with a 4th season, like Minami-ke or Hidamari Sketch, does not come with radically new thing in it. From what I read from fan comments, they actually appreciate consistency as much as freshness.

For Nanoha, every Nanoha fan (at least those in Japan) expects Nanoha Vivio will be animated. The question is just When....

GregZor9 said:

It seemed like so many English speaking fans were torn with season 2 complaining that it was terrible because of a lack of any conflict. I wasn't sure what Japanese fans felt about it

I often see fans from the west complain about "lack of conflict" in anime. On the other hand, fans in Japan seem to really enjoy an anime without major conflict as long as the situation and interactions between characters are enjoyable enough. I think it all goes back to the debate about the merits of "slice-of-life" anime. Personally I agree with most fans who enjoy Season 2 that the first season sometimes looks a bit uncomfortable with the balance between serious conflict with strong emotion and the happy and relaxing everyday fun -- and S2 came out all the better because it decisively got rid of the first and expanded on the second.

Oct 3, 2012 4:20 AM by symbv