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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Nov 5 - 11

by dtshyk
Nov 13, 2012 12:32 AM | 80 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for November 5th - 11th.

Blu-ray
*1, 7,328 **7,328 Tari Tari vol.3
*2, 3,694 **3,694 Oda Nobuna no Yabou vol.3
*3, 3,590 **3,590 K vol.1
*4, 2,632 **2,632 K vol.2
*5, *,916 *30,716 Sword Art Online vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *,893 *34,336 Strike Witches The Movie Limited Edition
*7, *,815 ***,815 Moyashimon Returns vol.3
*8, *,458 170,106 Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone
*9, *,439 **5,543 Five Star Stories Reprint Edition
10, *,381 *20,662 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II vol.2 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 2,210 *,**2,210 One Piece 14th Season vol.14
*2, 1,607 *,**1,607 K vol.1
*3, 1,202 *,**1,202 Naruto: Shippuuden Kyubi Shoaku to Inganaru Kaiko no Sho vol.2
*4, 1,047 *,**1,047 K vol.2
*5, 1,035 *,**1,035 Himitsukessha Taka no Tsume NEO vol.1
*6, *,918 *,***,918 Nintama Rantarou Movie
*8, *,829 *,***,829 Oda Nobuna no Yabou vol.3
10, *,711 *,***,711 Moyashimon Returns vol.3
13, *,588 *,**2,906 Momo e no Tegami
14, *,585 1,165,097 Tonari no Totoro
16, *,505 *,*13,974 Kuroko no Basket vol.4
19, *,428 *,**2,696 Inazuma Eleven DVD Box vol.3
22, *,416 *,***,416 Fairy Tail vol.34
23, *,395 *,**8,238 Sword Art Online vol.1 Limited Edition
29, *,308 *,***,308 Sore Ike! Anpanman
30, *,300 *,***,300 Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita.

Single CD
*5, 23,047 23,047 Ixion Saga DT "DT Suteru" "Let's go ED"
*8, 10,721 10,721 Bakuman. 3 "Pride on Everyday"
12, *8,730 *8,730 Code:Breaker "Dark Shame"
13, *7,105 *7,105 Kitamura Eri "Destiny"
19, *4,660 67,991 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse "Go to the top"
20, *4,313 *4,313 Jormungand: Perfect Order "Laterality"
22, *4,044 *4,044 Gintama' Enchousen "Moonwalk"
26, *3,598 14,706 Little Busters! "Little Busters!" "Alicemagic"
28, *3,503 50,427 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari "Hikari Furu"
30, *3,022 *3,022 K "Tsumetai Heya, Hitori"
32, *2,774 69,646 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari "Luminous"
34, *2,754 *2,754 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb "Yume Gumo"
35, *2,647 *2,647 To LOVE-Ru Darkness "Foul Play ni Kurari"
39, *2,510 20,101 Macross FB7: Ginga Rukon - Ore no Uta wo Kike! "Nyan Nyan Fire!! ~Totsugeki Planet Exposion" "Virgin Story"
41, *2,413 17,823 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! "Sparkling Daydream"
44, *1,984 *1,984 Girls und Panzer "Enter Enter Mission!"
49, *1,751 *6,726 Gintama' Enchousen "Let's go out"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 80 Comments Recent Comments

I didnt expect K to be so high. The anime is disappointing for me but its an okay anime.

Nov 18, 2012 3:57 PM by Hikarusuke

Yvese said:
j0x said:
wow K blows i thought it would sell at least on the 5K mark

*2, 22,254 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II


thats more like it, season 3 when?
I'm hoping fall next year, though I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up coming out in 2014.
As long as it comes, I'm fine with it. Quite happy about Kyoukaisen's sales.

Nov 17, 2012 1:35 AM by hontobaka

RyanSaotome said:
IMO the main reason those kinds of manga get Live Action adaptions is because there is a negative stigma with anime in the mainstream.
Stigma is there, yes, although it is indeed much better now as we now actually see more and more celebrities declaring on TV or blog/twitter that they are anime fans or even otakus. It is something that is absolutely unimaginable, say, 20 years ago. So it is getting easier but there are still a lot of grown-ups who do not really enjoy watching anime, and this is one reason why I call anime a Niche Market. Manga, on the other hand, is still read by lots of adults (and for seinen/josei you should be adults to read it) and it makes a lot more business sense for popular seinen manga to be made Live Action because a much bigger size of people can be reached (particularly if famous actors/actresses are in the TV/movie). Those mainstream audience do not necessarily view anime as stigma like anime-watcher must be otaku (the view is more like anime is only for younger people) - it is just that they are not that interested in anime anyway.

Nov 14, 2012 8:34 PM by symbv

IMO the main reason those kinds of manga get Live Action adaptions is because there is a negative stigma with anime in the mainstream. People view anime fans as nerds or otaku, so if you want a popular mainstream manga to do well, its best to adapt it to Live Action which doesn't have any stigmas. The kind of people who like these kinds of manga typically don't want to be connected to otaku, so they wouldn't be buying the anime versions, as seen by something like Kaiji.

Nov 14, 2012 8:24 PM by RyanSaotome

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
If I see any genre that is really under-represented it'd have to be Psychological Seinen. When there's neither much action nor a girls/romance/slice-of-life setting. Something like Monster.
The fact is the range of genres is more limited in anime than manga. A lot of material or story or character design seem to be considered as not so easily to be made popular in anime, and seinen/jousei is one that get particularly less attention when anime staff look for source to adapt. Popular manga liks Kachou Kousaku Shima would get real-life drama adaptation, Kami no Shizuku (credited for starting a spatacular wine boom in Japan) got real-life drama adaptation; Gantz got real-life movie adaptation. Umizaru has real-life TV drama and movies. None of it has anime (well, Kousaku Shima has short flash anime but that's mainly for marketing on web). Kaiji got anime but its real-life movies is a much much bigger hit. For Naoki Urasawa's works, Yawara may have anime but 20th Century Boys got a trilogy of real-life movies which were big hits (but no anime).

My observation is that those manga that are based more on real-life people and the current society has a tendency to be made in real-life TV drama or movies instead of anime. Perhaps the consideration is that with a setting in current society no expensive special effect or stage set is needed (but popular manga like Jin got made into real-life TV drama, a very popular one, even though most of it was set in the pre-Meiji-Restoration Makumatsu period) while it can be shown in mainstream hours (if it is TV) or more theaters (if it is movie) and pull in mainstream audience thus reaching a lot more people. This consideration can also apply to shoujo, so although shoujo like Nana and Hana Yori Danshi have both anime and real-life movie/TV-drama, it is the real-life movie/TV-drama that people remember.

Nov 14, 2012 8:06 PM by symbv

If I see any genre that is really under-represented it'd have to be Psychological Seinen. When there's neither much action nor a girls/romance/slice-of-life setting. Something like Monster. The last thing I remember to vaguely fit into that genre is Saraiya Goyou, and I don't think that was particularly successful either. And it's from 2010.

Then again I guess it's just not a genre that ever gets animated much, because there are a bunch of manga in that genre that sell fairly well and have been going for a while, so at some level there has to be an audience for those titles.

Nov 14, 2012 2:55 PM by Pullman

jmal said:
The successful shows this season are a mix of three different styles of shounen manga, a visual novel drama, an anime original military-style story, a light novel romantic comedy, and one extremely fanservice-heavy manga adaptation. It's kinda all over the place, whether in story themes, visual styles, amount of fanservice, or a variety of other measures.


Outside of JoJo, these are all focused on cute girls. Not that theres a problem with it in my opinion, but people are generally right that stuff with cute girls will sell better than stuff without (and the stuff without that DOES sell often has hot guys so its really no different). Having attractive characters is pretty much a necessity to sell, though there will be a few random instances of it not mattering like JoJo.

Nov 14, 2012 2:31 PM by RyanSaotome

hpulley said:
Seems like moe is in and fanservice is out or gobs of unnecessary flashes and squeezes anyways. I thought the uncensored ecchi stuff would be selling better but apparently not. Girlz Und Panzer seems to be the right cute moe, action and characters mix. I totally missed the real world attraction tie ins, come visit the kissaten they wrecked last week!


It depends more on just whats good, not just genres. To Love Ru Darkness is a big time fanservice show and its projected to sell around 10k copies. Only things that don't really sell are aimed at a more mainstream or casual market, since they aren't willing to pay the prices for anime.

Nov 14, 2012 10:49 AM by RyanSaotome

Seems like moe is in and fanservice is out or gobs of unnecessary flashes and squeezes anyways. I thought the uncensored ecchi stuff would be selling better but apparently not. Girlz Und Panzer seems to be the right cute moe, action and characters mix. I totally missed the real world attraction tie ins, come visit the kissaten they wrecked last week!

Nov 14, 2012 10:45 AM by hpulley

symbv said:
GalPan was indeed predicted to have 3.5k sales before the season started and it was in the lower half among the 21 titles having sufficient prediction data. Just to refresh memory, we also had predictions of Little Busters selling 20k, Magi 15k, K 10k, Chuunibyou 10k and Pscyho-Pass 7k.


That Chuunibyou one will likely end up close, and Psycho-Pass could still do that if it has one of THOSE types of episodes. Magi likely won't do more than 10k though and lol Little Busters.

Nov 14, 2012 9:06 AM by RyanSaotome

Ejc said:
I'm really really curious how much GaruPan will move come the 1st BD/DVD being released on 2012/12/21. 15k+ would be amazing... but 7.5-12.5k is more likely. Wasn't GaruPan predicted to be a 3.5k average seller before Fall season started? Would definitely be amazing sales compared to that.
GalPan's fans are now trying to lower expectation and in 2ch Sales Thread they are still stressing that 5000 would be a "win" already. On the other hand, the hottest topic in the Sales Thread now is what will end up in the tight race between Chuunibyou and GalPan... There is always the possibility that GalPan may be overestimated like Tari Tari while Chuunibyou gets underestimated like Yuru Yuri....

GalPan was indeed predicted to have 3.5k sales before the season started and it was in the lower half among the 21 titles having sufficient prediction data. Just to refresh memory, we also had predictions of Little Busters selling 20k, Magi 15k, K 10k, Chuunibyou 10k and Pscyho-Pass 7k.

Nov 14, 2012 9:04 AM by symbv

symbv said:
I think it all depends on how the rest of the series go, if it is as good as the last few episodes and the sakuga / animation quality does not drop, then it can indeed reach the predicted number by the Stalker, namely >15000. Failing that I think it is likely that it can still go beyond 10000.


I'm really really curious how much GaruPan will move come the 1st BD/DVD being released on 2012/12/21. 15k+ would be amazing... but 7.5-12.5k is more likely. Wasn't GaruPan predicted to be a 3.5k average seller before Fall season started? Would definitely be amazing sales compared to that.

Nov 14, 2012 8:22 AM by Ejc

hpulley said:
Would be interesting if Girlz Und Panzer did that well. It is fun but I'm not sure how re-watchable it will be, personally.
It is amazingly rewatchable to me. I watched ep.4 Seven Times just to pick up the various trivia and information scattered around in the anime or compared the scenes with the real Ooarai streets - as fans who went to see the actual locale in Ooarai reported:

Actually the ryokan-restaurant that the Matilda tank crashed into in ep.4 reported sharp increase of access to their website and there were fans who booked the ryokan for stay mentioning they came because of GnP.

In fact the anime now got the endorsement from the Ibaraki Prefecture Government (where Ooarai is located) and the anime is now on the top page of the government website: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=517525#msg18293511

Nov 14, 2012 7:51 AM by symbv

jmal said:
It streams on Crunchyroll in 12 hours, and that's where I watch it anyway. Though I won't get to it until Saturday, as usual.


Huh, you're right. I just assumed it wouldn't since they typically don't do those "Extra" kinda episodes. Glad to see it though!

Nov 14, 2012 7:33 AM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:
What is your basis for thinking that?

Mostly just gut! Unfortunately there's no great way to quantitatively predict these things, since Amazon is the only extremely detailed source we have.

However I will note that it's not charting highly (or at all in most cases) in the November rankings at Rakuten, HMV, Animate, or Gamers. Vol. 1 is currently #9 at Softmap but that's it. So there's a potential mismatch between Amazon and other retailers, which is the definition of a Stalker over- or underestimation. (Caveat: Softmap, Gamers and Animate only report their top 10)

Meanwhile, Chuunibyou has a straight #1-7 sweep on HMV's November chart, while Little Busters! has all 9 of its volumes in the top 10 at Gamers and 5 of the top 10 at Softmap.
One reason we did not see GirlPan charted on places like Gamers earlier could be because the main extras specific to the various shops (tapestry or poster) were only announced less than a week ago. Currently GirlPan is dominating the ranking in Toranoana at no.1 and 5,5,5,5,5 http://www.toranoana.jp/mailorder/mdv/ranking/2012/20121109.html Fans who went to Gamers reported that all GirlPan volumes are now in top 5 positions.

I think it all depends on how the rest of the series go, if it is as good as the last few episodes and the sakuga / animation quality does not drop, then it can indeed reach the predicted number by the Stalker, namely >15000. Failing that I think it is likely that it can still go beyond 10000.

Nov 14, 2012 7:31 AM by symbv

Hopefully someone will sub Ep 5.5 if its actually worth watching then.

I also can't help but think those 12 minute OVAs bundled with each volume is helping it sell as well. I hope that might become a more standard thing.

Nov 14, 2012 7:13 AM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
On an unrelated note, the production delays clearly didn't hurt GirlPan Vol. 1's rankings. It's up at #8 on Amazon now (temporarily ahead of the recently solicited SAO Vol. 7).
GrilPan vol.1 has been at #5 on Amazon for most of today, beating Gundam UC vol.6 and so is no.1 for all anime BD/DVD. All the other 5 volumes are now above Chuunibyou vol.1

The astonishing rise is perhaps due to the message from the official twitter yesterday calling fans to place orders soon "if they want to receive their BD/DVD in time". The recent "summary special ep.5.5" did not cause the BD/DVD rank to go down, as a week without new material usually means, but in fact helped sustain the ranking as the episode is deemed interesting with some new information which can even helps new watchers to familiarize with the show. The announcement that this ep.5.5 will be included in vol.3 (plus the OVA already planned in that volume) also helps.

Nov 14, 2012 7:09 AM by symbv

Glad to see Tari Tari continues to sell welll. Wish that meant a second season or OVA but with an original story I'm not sure. Perhaps a movie like Hanasaku Iroha, who knows...

Would be interesting if Girlz Und Panzer did that well. It is fun but I'm not sure how re-watchable it will be, personally. The episode six delay is annoying but it shows that, strangely, I care and am really looking forward to it.

Nov 14, 2012 3:23 AM by hpulley

In other news GalPan is still no.1 on amazon for a couple of hours now. The other volumes are also slowly climbing. I can't believe its topping Gundam in the ranks. Its freaking Gundam Unicorn (and TaiBan to an extent) we are talking about here.

Nov 14, 2012 2:36 AM by bippo

Why is K on there...?

Nov 14, 2012 1:54 AM by MillaMaxwell

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