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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Nov 19 - 25

by dtshyk
Nov 27, 2012 1:04 AM | 137 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for November 19th -25th.

Blu-ray
*1, *24,786 *24,786 Sword Art Online vol.2 Limited Edition
*2, *19,851 *19,851 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.3
*3, *18,082 *18,082 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II vol.3
*4, **8,302 **8,302 Kuroko no Basket vol.5
*5, **6,087 **6,087 Thermae Romae Deluxe Edition
*6, **5,923 **5,923 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ vol.3
*7, **5,046 **5,046 Tiger & Bunny The Live
*8, **4,950 **4,950 Dog Days' vol.3 Limited Edition
*9, **4,809 **4,809 Future GPX Cyber Formula OVAs
10, **4,619 **4,619 Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker striker Special Edition
11, **4,499 **4,499 Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A vol.6
12, **4,435 **4,435 Thermae Romae Standard Edition
13, **4,106 **4,106 Guilty Crown vol.11 Limited Edition
14, **4,016 **4,016 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita vol.3
15, **3,160 **3,160 GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class Blu-ray Box

DVD
*1, 9,232 *,**9,232 Kuroko no Basket vol.5
*2, 8,146 *,**8,146 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 (OVA) vol.3
*3, 7,918 *,**7,918 Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker Special Edition
*4, 5,859 *,**5,859 Sword Art Online vol.2 Limited Edition
*5, 4,636 *,**4,636 Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker Standard Edition
*6, 2,953 *,**2,953 Beast Wars Second Chou Seimeitai Transformers DVD Box set
*7, 2,822 *,**2,822 Saint Seiya DVD Box vol.1
*8, 2,494 *,**2,494 Kamiusagi Rope tsuka, Natsuyasumi Rasuichi tte Maji ssuka!?
13, 2,053 *,**2,053 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 20: Arashi wo Yobu! Ora to Uchuu no Princess
14, 1,820 *,**1,820 Kamiusagi Rope Third Season
15, 1,785 *,**1,785 Bleach Shingami Daiko Shoshitsu Hen vol.4
16, 1,704 *,**1,704 Dog Days' vol.3 Limited Edition
17, 1,595 *,**1,595 Kamiusagi Rope tsuka, Natsuyasumi Rasuichi tte Maji ssuka!? Standard Edition
18, 1,275 *,**1,275 Yuru Yuri ♪♪ vol.3
19, 1,243 *,**1,243 Tsuritama vol.6 Limited Edition
20, 1,237 *,**1,237 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun vol.1 Limited Edition
21, 1,199 *,**1,199 Sore Ike! Anpanman
22, 1,196 *,**1,196 Guilty Crown vol.11 Limited Edition
25, 1,012 *,**1,012 Nijiiro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi
26, *,966 *,***,966 Hiiro no Kakera vol.6
28, *,864 1,166,522 Tonari no Totoro
30, *,760 *,***,760 Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi. vol.3 Limited Edition

Single CD
*1, 91,907 91,907 Nerawareta Gakuen "Hikaru Monotachi"
*4, 34,128 34,128 Magi "V.I.P"
*6, 24,620 24,620 Sword Art Online "Innocence"
12, 12,410 12,410 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! "Inside Identity"
14, 12,051 12,051 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Jojo ~ Sono Chi no Unmei ~"
16, 10,854 10,854 Kamiya Hiroshi & Ono Daisuke "Bokutachi dake no Monogatari"
21, *8,204 *8,204 Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter "Let's Go!"
23, *6,255 *6,255 Terashima Takuma "magic words"
27, *4,210 21,429 Psycho-Pass "abnormalize"
28, *4,138 *4,138 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo "Days of Dash"
30, *3,841 *3,841 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo "Kimi ga Yume wo Tsuretekita"
33, *3,297 *3,297 Robotics;Notes "Junjo Spectra"
36, *3,106 30,941 Ixion Saga DT "DT Suteru" "Let's go ED"
40, *2,611 22,164 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! "Sparkling Daydream"
45, *2,350 *2,350 Shirokuma Cafe "Zokkon! Penko-san"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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hpulley said:

Is it? I am sure my latest BD, DMA6 says Rental Kinshi (rental not allowed) on the back. Do they sell more expensive rental versions too?
Makers of BD/DVD produce different hard copies for the rental market and the rental disc probably does not contain most of the extra contents found in the retail version (perhaps except the extra OVA if it is part of the bundle).

"Sell more expensive rental versions" is an oxymoron because if the copies are labelled as for "rental" it would not be available for retail sale. Needless to say, discs sold for rental market would not be counted towards sales by Oricon or other sales surveyors.

Dec 3, 2012 2:24 AM by symbv

symbv said:
^ Also let's not forget the rental market too, which is the major way for people in Japan to know about anime which they do not watch in real time.


Is it? I am sure my latest BD, DMA6 says Rental Kinshi (rental not allowed) on the back. Do they sell more expensive rental versions too?

Dec 3, 2012 2:00 AM by hpulley

^ Also let's not forget the rental market too, which is the major way for people in Japan to know about anime which they do not watch in real time.

Dec 3, 2012 1:11 AM by symbv

zeoh said:
However, I don't think the writing is why fans of SAO (the anime) like it... if anything, they just want to see what the characters (the driving force of the fandom IMO since Asuna and Kirito are like ahgahfaidaidnhnhngggg, don't care for most of the others) are going to do next and most of them pretty much already know what will happen due to reading the novels.

In fact, is any anime hugely popular because it has 'good writing'? I've only seen a few shows get that sort of praise and they usually are not best sellers.
Yes, you're absolutely right. What I meant is "why people dislike SAO so much". There are many badly written series but most of them thankfully bomb or at least sell lower than expected. When something like SAO shows up and dwarfs shows with much more coherent plot, believable characters etc. I think it's only natural to get irritated. Personally I enjoy this anime (as can be seen on my list) and would like to see more of it but at the same time I understand feelings of some "haters". It sells => there will probably be more shows like that => no profit for fans of other anime. It just hurts more when there is something badly written at the top compared to situation where show with no huge faults which simply didn't appeal to particular person is #1. I hope you get what I'm trying to say.

symbv said:
Some people might take this to mean a break-even line in general , but I doubt there is really any firm basis for that. Anyway, more recent survey done in 2010 or later indicates that the average cost for one 30-min TV anime episode is around 11 million Yen. If we really want to have a rough picture of whether a series breaks even, it may be better to use that as a starting point instead.
It isn't too far from truth then. BDs usually cost 7350 Yen and contain two episodes. 22 mln / 7350 = 2993. Yeah, there many other factors we have to consider but it shouldn't cross 4k line, I think.

symbv said:
^ Perhaps not that many know the two users in MAL and Mania are the same user I guess?
Heh, it took me couple of threads to be sure jmal is the one posting on mania (or rather other way around).

Dec 2, 2012 3:02 PM by Progeusz

Yuru Yuri doing good.... that's all that matters. *grabs smoking pipe and sits back in rocking chair*

Dec 1, 2012 8:24 PM by Meruru_Arls

RyanSaotome said:
jmal said:
hpulley said:
Final numbers posted, will likely be copied here soon too.

So soon they were yesterday =P


Not to mention that hpulley was linking to your own post lol


Sorry for the rift in the space time continuum... Didn't notice it posted yesterday.

Dec 1, 2012 12:57 PM by hpulley

^ Perhaps not that many know the two users in MAL and Mania are the same user I guess?

Dec 1, 2012 12:37 PM by symbv

jmal said:
hpulley said:
Final numbers posted, will likely be copied here soon too.

So soon they were yesterday =P


Not to mention that hpulley was linking to your own post lol

Dec 1, 2012 12:33 PM by RyanSaotome

Final numbers posted, will likely be copied here soon too.

http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showthread.php?t=109291&page=129

2012 11/19~11/25 BD List
-- (21) -- *3,118 **3,118 *1 Eureka Seven AO v6
-- (25) -- *2,477 **2,477 *1 Cardcaptor Sakura BD Box v2
-- (27) -- *2,274 **2,274 *1 Nazo no Kanojo X v6
-- (30) -- *2,053 **2,053 *1 Kokoro Connect v2
-- (31) -- *2,031 **2,031 *1 Soukyuu no Fafner BD Box
-- (33) -- *1,873 **1,873 *1 Rinne no Lagrange season 2 v3
-- (35) -- *1,652 **1,652 *1 Natsu-iro no Kiseki v5
-- (36) -- *1,646 **1,646 *1 Tsuritama v6
-- (37) -- *1,607 **1,607 *1 To LOVE-ru BD Box
-- (40) -- *1,427 **1,427 *1 Kidou Senshi Gundam AGE v10
-- (41) 15 *1,401 172,319 91 Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Jo (Evangelion 1.11)
-- (43) -- *1,257 **1,257 *1 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun v1
-- (44) -- *1,246 **1,246 *1 Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate v3
-- (45) -- *1,213 **1,213 *1 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai v3
-- (48) 20 *1,157 457,674 46 Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Ha Evangelion 2.22)
-- (50) -- *1,061 **1,061 *1 Binbougami ga! v3

Dec 1, 2012 4:18 AM by hpulley

To be honest, I have never seen any verified report from staff side saying that Manabi Straight broke even. To me this Manabi Line is a kind of subjective measurement created by the Sales Thread people in 2ch to separate the "winners" and "losers". Manabi Straight was an anime with fine animation and production quality and it also has a reasonable fan base, yet it turned out the sales was quite disappointed (at least quite far from meeting the expectation of the sales watchers in the net). It created a lot of reverberations among those Sales Thread chatters back then in 2007, and henceforth any anime that could not perform even better than Manabi Straight was deemed "losers" and so a tradition of measuring the sales performance of an anime series against this "Manabi Line" started to take hold.

Some people might take this to mean a break-even line in general , but I doubt there is really any firm basis for that. Anyway, more recent survey done in 2010 or later indicates that the average cost for one 30-min TV anime episode is around 11 million Yen. If we really want to have a rough picture of whether a series breaks even, it may be better to use that as a starting point instead.

Anyway as time passed, the term "Manabi Line" also took up additional meaning. Since in Japanese "Manabi" means "to learn", so for those 2ch people, any anime that is below that Manabi Line supposedly needs to take it as a lesson "learned" too LOL.

Nov 30, 2012 1:32 PM by symbv

I think it was because Manabi Straight was supposed to be like an "Average budget" type of show and they said they broke even, so people just look at it as the main example of breaking even. Obviously some shows with low budget could probably break even with 2k, and higher budget shows might need 5k.

Nov 30, 2012 1:20 PM by RyanSaotome

I always wondered why the Manabi line is put at 2899. That seems a very specific number for something that would vary a lot from one series to another.

Nov 30, 2012 12:52 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Bought, already received and watched Tasogare 6, loved it! And Shin Sekai Yori is on its way so will be interesting to see if and how they chart. Belatedly picked up TNK1, preordered Tari Tari 4, TNK2, SINY1, all of GUP, more... See if I can bump the charts all by myself...

Nov 30, 2012 12:45 PM by hpulley

jmal said:
I think Shinsekai may chart on BD but only barely, and not on DVD.
I have an ominous feeling about whether Shinsekai will chart. From the final score on Amazon Stalker, all the following titles rank higher than Shinsekai Yori v1:

Accel World v5
One-off v1
JoshiRaku v3
Aquarion EVOL v8
Jormungand v6
Queensblade Rebellion v6
Campione v3
KonoImo v3
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu finale OVA v4
Hagure v3
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia v6
Hyoka v6
Nyaruko-san v6
Sangarea v6
Upotte v4
Total Eclipse v3

And then the following BD Box may also chart as well:

Pikachu the movie Box 1998-2010
Motto ToLoveRu BD Box
Strike Witches BD Box

I doubt Shinsekai will chart on the Tuesday chart but it should have a chance in the Friday one.

Ebiten has zero hope of charting I would say.

Nov 30, 2012 12:05 PM by symbv

How stacked is next weeks releases? If its anything like this week, I can see Shinsekai Yori not even charting like Btooom. MAYBE on BD.

Nov 30, 2012 11:36 AM by RyanSaotome

Guess we can update that 2012 Fall Vol 1 Rankings then.. Jmal, may I borrow the format you use?


2012 Fall Vol 1 Rankings

Key: Total - # Weeks Charted - Title - Format - Release Date
Updated as of 2012/11/30 list

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10,000 Line - - - - - - - - - - - - -
*6,620 *2 K [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/07
- - - - - - - - - - - Manabi Line (2,899) - - - - - - - - - - -
*2,494 *1 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/21
**,*** ** BTOOOM! [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/21



Now I dread to think about how the sales will turn out for Shinsekai Yori...

Nov 30, 2012 11:26 AM by symbv

Where is Btooom!? Less than 1061?? That's truly terrible. OK, I know the Amazon stalker puts its final number for the BD at 513, but I still retained some hope that it can make it past the 1k mark... Honestly the production is not bad, and it seems to adapt from the manga pretty well (at least from what I heard from those who read the manga). Oh well.

As for the absence of Hiiro no Kakera or Hyakunin Isshu Utakoi, this is somehow expected though...

Nov 30, 2012 10:41 AM by symbv

2500 in't terrible for My Little Monster. It likely won't get it a sequel unless the mangas have been boosted a lot though.

Nov 30, 2012 10:23 AM by RyanSaotome

Hmm seems I overestimated the requirement for the full list.

Kaibutsu-kun ranked, even though the BD wasn't as underestimated as the DVD was.

Btooom! completely absent as per expectations.

Nov 30, 2012 10:21 AM by kuuderes_shadow

awwwe wheres Oda Nobuna?! D;

Nov 29, 2012 5:11 PM by Trunkies

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