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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Dec 3 - 9

by dtshyk
Dec 11, 2012 12:32 AM | 65 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for December 3rd - 9th.

Blu-ray
*1, 7,963 7,963 Majo no Takkyuubin
*2, 7,074 7,074 Tari Tari vol.4
*3, 4,977 4,977 Berserk Ougon Jidaihen II: Doldrey Kouryaku
*4, 3,514 3,514 Oda Nobuna no Yabou vol.4
*5, 2,968 2,968 K vol.3
*6, 2,045 2,045 Omoide Poroporo

DVD
*1, 2,104 *,**2,104 One Piece 15th Season vol.1
*2, 1,699 *,**1,699 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi DVD Box vol.11
*3, 1,556 *,**1,556 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi DVD Box vol.12
*4, 1,243 *,**1,243 K vol.3
*5, 1,228 *,**1,228 Doraemon: Nobita and the Miracle Island - Animal Adventure Standard Edition
*6, 1,223 *,**1,223 Berserk Ougon Jidaihen II: Doldrey Kouryaku
*7, 1,199 *,**1,199 Naruto: Shippuuden Kyubi Syoaku to Inga Naru Kaiko no Sho vol.3
*8, 1,074 1,168,331 Tonari no Totoro
*9, *,883 *,***,883 YanYan Machiko vol.2 Limited Edition
10, *,847 *,**7,022 Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker Standard Edition
11, *,835 *,**2,783 Sore Ike! Anpanman
12, *,757 *,***,757 Oda Nobuna no Yabou vol.4
13, *,754 *,***,754 Ixion Saga DT vol.1
14, *,745 *,**3,160 One Piece: Episode of Nami - Koukaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna Limited Edition
15, *,724 *,***,724 Moyashimon Returns vol.4
16, *,723 *,**4,689 Hakuouki Reimeiroku vol.3 Limited Edition
17, *,713 *,*10,505 Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker Special Edition

Single CD
*6, 21,320 *21,320 Psycho-Pass "Namae no Nai Kaibutsu"
*8, 14,314 *14,314 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.9 Daiki
*9, 12,309 *12,309 Saint Seiya Omega "ShinseiΩShinwa"
10, 11,128 *11,128 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.11 Yukio
12, *8,015 **8,015 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.10 Teppei
18, *5,571 **5,571 Fate/stay night Realta Nua game "Arcadia"
19, *4,927 **4,927 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series vol.12 Riko & Satsuki
21, *4,750 *23,269 Sword Art Online "Overfly"
23, *4,472 112,877 Nerawareta Gakuen "Hikaru Monotachi"
26, *3,795 *37,014 Sword Art Online "Innocence"
27, *3,489 *21,634 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Jojo~Sono Chi no Unmei~"
28, *3,108 *44,182 Magi "V.I.P."
34, *2,471 **2,471 Uchuu Kyoudai "Tete"
42, *1,883 *25,749 Psycho-Pass "abnormalize"
48, *1,621 *17,307 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! "Inside Identity"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 65 Comments Recent Comments

Ixion Saga is so low I was expecting better since it has Gintama's director. -__- This saddens me really its an amazing comedy series that is sadly under appreciated. I like it better than Gintama cause I love medieval/fantasy settings.

At least K is selling so some good news there. =D

Dec 18, 2012 6:16 AM by Roloko

minimiau said:
O.o So, this time only 6 Blu rays.


There might be even less next time.

Dec 17, 2012 6:54 AM by kuuderes_shadow

O.o So, this time only 6 Blu rays.

Dec 17, 2012 6:39 AM by minimiau

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

Full list is up.
I have updated the Fall 2012 anime vol.1 ranking:

2012 Fall Vol 1 Rankings
Key: Total - # Weeks Charted - Title - Format - Release Date
Updated as of 2012/12/16 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
*1,759 *1 Ixion Saga DT [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/05
**,*** ** BTOOOM! [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/21
**,*** ** Shinsekai Yori [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/30

A lot of titles have vol.1 to be released in the coming week:

**,*** ** Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/19
**,*** ** Gintama' Enchousen [DVD]: 2012/12/19
**,*** ** Code:Breaker [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** Girls und Panzer [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** Hayate no Gotoku! Can't Take My Eyes Off You [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** Initial D 5th Stage [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** Psycho-Pass [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** Jormungand Perfect Order [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** To LOVE-Ru Darkness [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21

Dec 16, 2012 10:02 PM by symbv

Meruru_Arls said:
Magi V.I.P. is my fav song, so best news today!
Whoa Tari Tari might get another season.


At the price of Japanese CD single discs 44000 is nothing to wave off.

I have the first four Tari Tari Blu-ray discs and box and I love them. They are a masterpiece for sure. The audio on BD is just beautiful. I have the last two preordered and the second week of January can't come soon enough as I look forward to #5. As for a second season I think it is unlikely but an OVA or two or a movie I think I can get my hopes up for...

Dec 16, 2012 3:02 PM by hpulley

Magi V.I.P. is my fav song, so best news today!
Whoa Tari Tari might get another season.

Dec 16, 2012 1:50 PM by Meruru_Arls

New additions: here
Full weekly list: here

Full list is up.

Ixion Saga ended up at 1,759 because BDs ranked, and were higher than DVDs, so Stalker underestimated the former and overestimated the latter.

Second week for Hyouka, third week for SAO, and Moyashimon s2 BD ranked. Too bad about the higher DVD thresholds this week stopping Hyouka from adding the usual ~350 DVDs. Monthly list should bring it up just barely short of 10k due to that.

Dec 16, 2012 9:59 AM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
I think its been bad among everyone. That was one of the worst episodes of any show I've seen all year and dropped Chu2Koi from my top 3 anime of the season. Absolutely terrible.
Funny, to me last episode (even though it was so painful and totally not I what expected back in October) confirmed that Chuuni is by far the best anime of current season and now I wait for 12 to see how well it will fare against rest of the year, it even has decent chance of dethroning SpaceBros in my ranking.
I'm sad to see preorder rankings didn't get any bump after 11 aired, I have to hope people are still waiting for final.

Dec 13, 2012 7:56 AM by Progeusz

bippo said:
Oh so if we add those stores up it might go up to 16-18k. Good competition with Girls und Panzer since i am guessing Panzer will reach those same numbers. If those predictions are right I guess we'll have to see who will remain consistent on the next volumes.
Not really, the Amazon stalker points actually cover the storefront sales too, which is why it was treated with such awe by some people in Sales Thread. I don't know how they model the sales, but given its broad scope of trying to predict the overall sales purely from the Amazon ranking and the general remarkable accuracy given its limitation of source data, it is truly awesome. So the points you see about the final predicted point of Chu2byo at around 8775 (BD) and 1494 (DVD) is already the prediction for the Oricon chart. So the total is predicted to be around 12k. If Chu2byo is biased more towards storefront sales, the model will underestimate the sales, which is what happened for Dog Days and Yuru Yuri, but if the sales is biased towards Amazon, the model will overestimate the sales, which is what happened for Tari Tari and probably GirlPan. That said, I am a bit doubtful that even with storefront sales bias (and Amazon stalker prediction being an underestimation) the sales of Chu2byo will go up to 18k or even 16k.

Dec 12, 2012 9:56 PM by symbv

symbv said:
Bear in mind that it is the ranking in Amazon, but as Ejc noted the situation may well be different in brick-and-mortar shops like HMV. It is safe to say that Chu2Koi should have a stronger storefront sales compared with say GirlPan.
Oh so if we add those stores up it might go up to 16-18k. Good competition with Girls und Panzer since i am guessing Panzer will reach those same numbers. If those predictions are right I guess we'll have to see who will remain consistent on the next volumes.

Dec 12, 2012 9:47 PM by bippo

symbv said:
bippo said:
Ejc said:
I'm fairly curious about how Chu2Koi will perform, as it has been charting highly at HMV for a while now. I've also been curious about how much storefront sales contribute.
It was going neck to neck with Jojo the other day but both dropped due to SAO 3 and Ookami Kodomo DVD. At this rate it could go 12k.
Bear in mind that it is the ranking in Amazon, but as Ejc noted the situation may well be different in brick-and-mortar shops like HMV. It is safe to say that Chu2Koi should have a stronger storefront sales compared with say GirlPan. However, the reception of the latest episode has been pretty bad among fans in Japan, it is hard to tell how much it may affect its momentum in sales as the sales date draws near.


I think its been bad among everyone. That was one of the worst episodes of any show I've seen all year and dropped Chu2Koi from my top 3 anime of the season. Absolutely terrible.

Dec 12, 2012 9:22 PM by RyanSaotome

bippo said:
Ejc said:
I'm fairly curious about how Chu2Koi will perform, as it has been charting highly at HMV for a while now. I've also been curious about how much storefront sales contribute.
It was going neck to neck with Jojo the other day but both dropped due to SAO 3 and Ookami Kodomo DVD. At this rate it could go 12k.
Bear in mind that it is the ranking in Amazon, but as Ejc noted the situation may well be different in brick-and-mortar shops like HMV. It is safe to say that Chu2Koi should have a stronger storefront sales compared with say GirlPan. However, the reception of the latest episode has been pretty bad among fans in Japan, it is hard to tell how much it may affect its momentum in sales as the sales date draws near.

Dec 12, 2012 9:08 PM by symbv

Ejc said:
I'm fairly curious about how Chu2Koi will perform, as it has been charting highly at HMV for a while now. I've also been curious about how much storefront sales contribute.

It was going neck to neck with Jojo the other day but both dropped due to SAO 3 and Ookami Kodomo DVD. At this rate it could go 12k.

Dec 12, 2012 8:52 PM by bippo

jmal said:
Have there been any big character ranking polls? I'm curious if Yukari is just the most popular GirlPan girl overall or not.
I have seen a couple of informal polls which given the sampling size is not really representative, but judging from frequency of mentions of forums like 2ch and the amount of fan art, Yukari is way ahead in terms of popularity.

InfiniteGenesis said:
Shinsekai Yori isn't even remotely scary. O.o And yeah, the novel sold super well, which is another reason why I thought the anime would do well.
Yet, Shinsekai Yori is categorized as scifi horror in Japan. One reason I heard that novel sold well but not the anime is because people watched the anime, got confused or heard from fans of the novel that the novel is far better, thus went and bought the novel, which is much cheaper than getting the anime anyway.

Dec 12, 2012 7:56 PM by symbv

RyanSaotome said:
InfiniteGenesis said:
Didn't think Shinsekai Yori would do so badly. Honestly thought it'd sell pretty well, but I guess not.


Horror stuff never sells. Even shows that are very popular over here like Another and Mirai Nikki sold absolutely nothing in Japan. Its just one of those kinds of genres that otaku couldn't care less about.


Shinsekai Yori isn't even remotely scary. O.o And yeah, the novel sold super well, which is another reason why I thought the anime would do well.

Dec 12, 2012 4:41 PM by InfiniteGenesis

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:
I don't watch those kinds of shows so I just assumed Mirai Nikki was horror since I've only seen screens of a girl carrying around an axe and heard it had lots of gore.

I think I'd describe it as a mix of horror elements (mostly Yuno!) in a larger survival game setting.

Speaking of, I don't think survival game anime have done well in terms of disc sales in general. Seems like they do better with live action and manga. Gantz for example was huge at the live action box office, while the anime averaged about 2k. Mirai Nikki (another one with a live action adaptation) averaged under 2k, and Btooom! as we see isn't ranking. I know I'm missing some others, but can't think of any that sold well off the top of my head.

I guess Savanna Game will try its luck next.


Yeah, it doesn't seem to be a genre that does well in anime format but he adaptions are still coming nonetheless. Maybe they want to increase manga sales or test out the ground for live action adaptions? Because I can't remember a single show of that genre that did well in terms of sales since Higurashi (which probably profited from its popularity?).

Dec 12, 2012 1:14 PM by Pullman

There were some questions earlier about the GirlPan character song singles, and since I just saw it posted on 2ch:

Week 1 - Week 2 - Character
*,883 1,223 - Nishizumi Miho
*,*** 1,222 - Akiyama Yukari
*,893 1,216 - Takebe Saori
*,*** 1,064 - Reizei Mako
*,*** *,991- Isuzu Hana

Saori and Miho came out first, so they have two weeks of data. The other three only have one week so far, but Yukari is definitely in the lead.

Have there been any big character ranking polls? I'm curious if Yukari is just the most popular GirlPan girl overall or not.

Dec 12, 2012 1:09 PM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
Horror stuff never sells. Even shows that are very popular over here like Another and Mirai Nikki sold absolutely nothing in Japan. Its just one of those kinds of genres that otaku couldn't care less about.
Higurashi?

Dec 12, 2012 11:18 AM by symbv

RyanSaotome said:
I don't watch those kinds of shows so I just assumed Mirai Nikki was horror since I've only seen screens of a girl carrying around an axe and heard it had lots of gore.

I think I'd describe it as a mix of horror elements (mostly Yuno!) in a larger survival game setting.

Speaking of, I don't think survival game anime have done well in terms of disc sales in general. Seems like they do better with live action and manga. Gantz for example was huge at the live action box office, while the anime averaged about 2k. Mirai Nikki (another one with a live action adaptation) averaged under 2k, and Btooom! as we see isn't ranking. I know I'm missing some others, but can't think of any that sold well off the top of my head.

I guess Savanna Game will try its luck next.

Dec 12, 2012 8:33 AM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
I don't watch those kinds of shows so I just assumed Mirai Nikki was horror since I've only seen screens of a girl carrying around an axe and heard it had lots of gore. Regardless, those kinds of gory/thriller or whatever it is don't sell either.


It's some messed up psychological stuff, not for everyone.
and it could be considered horror, in many ways lol.

Dec 12, 2012 8:24 AM by Downgrade355

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