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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Dec 31 - Jan 6

by dtshyk
Jan 8, 2013 5:28 AM | 41 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Dec 31st - Jan 6th.

*2, 2,009 *27,561 Sword Art Online vol.3 Limited Edition
*4, 1,029 **7,998 Hyouka vol.7 Limited Edition
*5, *,921 **9,279 Little Busters! vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, *,774 **8,080 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, *,609 *14,897 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! vol.1 Limited Edition
*8, *,545 **5,772 Dog Days' vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *,539 **6,687 Accel World vol.6 Limited Edition
10, *,498 *11,318 Majo no Takkyuubin

*1, 1,672 1,175,514 Tonari no Totoro
*6, 1,247 *,*38,767 Kuroko no Basket Fan Disc
*7, 1,069 *,**8,164 Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Kyurem vs. Seikenshi
*8, *,983 *,*20,571 One Piece Log Collection "BROOK"
11, *,956 *,*20,637 One Piece Log Collection "OHZ"
13, *,884 *,**7,064 Sore Ike! Anpanman
14, *,877 *,496,589 Majo no Takkyuubin
23, *,718 *,**3,873 Kamisama Hajimemashita vol.1
24, *,713 *,**6,885 Sword Art Online vol.3 Limited Edition
28, *,654 1,220,841 Howl no Ugoku Shiro
30, *,603 *,759,417 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa

Single CD
*3, 10,039 263,549 Magi "Yubi Boenkyo"
*5, *7,555 *48,163 Ao no Exorcist Movie "Reversi"
15, *2,765 *40,821 Ixion Saga DT "DT Suteru" "Let's Go ED"
32, *1,471 *29,209 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Jojo~Sono Chi no Unmei~"
34, *1,442 *44,664 Sword Art Online "Innocence"
35, *1,431 *34,347 Psycho-Pass "Namae no Nai Kaibutsu"
38, *1,297 *50,681 Magi "V.I.P."
39, *1,234 *60,525 Kagero Project "Children Record"
45, *1,110 *12,234 Nerawareta Gakuen "Gin-iro Hikosen"
46, *1,105 *30,303 Sword Art Online "Overfly"
48, *1,077 118,854 Nerawareta Gakuen "Hikaru Monotachi"
50, *1,006 *30,742 Psycho-Pass "abnormalize"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 41 Comments Recent Comments

Right, I forgot about Magi, it might be eight >10k titles. Very good season sales-wise, Girls und Panzer should be over 20k soon as well. Maybe 25k in mid-yearly list? Amazing success for something deemed to be simply average before season started. Psycho-Pass and K with 7.5 are doing really nice too. I wonder how much PP will sell in longer run as it's kind of series which gathers more dedicated fans as it airs, we already see that by it exceeding our ~5k expectations we made in XI and XII.

I wish I knew about OniAi earlier, wouldn't be so disappointed in the end. Actually, I read about it being revealed quite early in LN just yesterday. Makes it easier to deal with but I'm still a little angry at author's lack of balls.

Jan 15, 2013 2:50 AM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
Wow, 12k for Darkness! Hell yeah! now we have to wait for JoJo, the only one left who poses any danger to the best ecchi ever made.
I don't watch Hidamari but good luck getting 10k soon! That would mean outstanding !seven! >10k titles in one season.
Even though the Fall Season does not have super-hit like SAO. It is still a plentiful harvest for good sellers with at least 6 titles (perhaps up to 8) selling >10k (the line for good hit) - GirlPan, Chuunibyou, Darkness, Gintama, Little Busters, JoJo and perhaps Magi and Hidamari too.

Progeusz said:

I'm glad to see OniAi doing decent 2.5k. Even if ending revelation was the worst thing in whole series, I really enjoyed previous 11 episodes.
Somehow I was spoiled for that quite early in the series so it did not impact much for my enjoyment. In fact I heard that this is revealed quite early in the LN too. Anyway, I am glad to see it is making a sales comparable to NakaImo from the previous season. Both are the better performing ecchi/harem LN-adapted shows but somehow I found myself enjoying OniAi more.
Progeusz said:

Over 2k for Busou Shinki is nice as well.
It is selling at a similar level as Sky Girls. It may be coincidental given Sky Girls is several years old. But it is still intriguing to see the rough parity of sales for the two titles, with both based on a line of mecha-equipped figurines.

Jan 15, 2013 2:29 AM by symbv

Wow, 12k for Darkness! Hell yeah! now we have to wait for JoJo, the only one left who poses any danger to the best ecchi ever made.

Psycho-Pass is really doing better than expected just a month ago. Akane's moe-moe power?
I don't watch Hidamari but good luck getting 10k soon! That would mean outstanding !seven! >10k titles in one season.

I'm glad to see OniAi doing decent 2.5k. Even if ending revelation was the worst thing in whole series, I really enjoyed previous 11 episodes.

Over 2k for Busou Shinki is nice as well.

Jan 15, 2013 2:12 AM by Progeusz

The BD sales for Jan.7-13 is out in ANN

As usual, Tari Tari, K and Oda Nobuna are the top 3 and GirlPan looks like it restocked :p

Just waiting until they post the DVD

Jan 15, 2013 1:46 AM by mistress_kisara

jmal said:

Fantastic news - the BD list has been expanded to a top 100! This is really, really, really huge, and will allow many shows to get an extra week or two (and major hits to get quite a few extra weeks) of data without waiting for the monthly lists, and it's even better for shows that don't sell enough to make the monthly lists.

On the very week when I posted saying we needed more data as well.

Jan 11, 2013 6:11 AM by kuuderes_shadow

happy to see chuu2 and GuP at the top list.

and great for SAO has a steady sell above 30k per volume.

Jan 11, 2013 4:54 AM by squall2be

o wow, the ranks seem pretty good IMO, even dog days was on it, awesome

Jan 10, 2013 1:19 PM by supermegasonic

Might as well post a longer version of the updated Fall season anime vol.1 ranking here.

Key things

1. GirlPan managed to almost catch up Chuunibyou by 2nd week. It is almost certain that its lack of number in the 3rd week is entirely caused by it going out of stock everywhere. It is also almost certain that GirlPan is the top seller (hegemon in 2ch jargon) of the season because a lot of pent-up orders are not yet delivered (in fact there are still fans who want to order vol.1 but has nowhere to go as Amazon is still not accepting order).

2. Darkness sold quite a bit more in its 2nd week. It now not only easily overtook Little Busters, but in fact overtook Gintama to become the 3rd top selling title of the season.

3. Psycho-Pass and KamiHaji both sold substantially more in 2nd week. Both reflected the favorite view built up among fans over the season. Even though KamiHaji is an anime adapted from a shoujo manga, it seems to have attracted quite a lot of male fans too and I can imagine some of them also contributed to the BD/DVD sales.

4. It is good to see some weaker titles finally have number for the vol.1 sales - OniAi is selling at a level comparable to NakaImo, while Busou Shinki has a number that reminded fans of Sky Girls, an older anime that is based on a line of mecha girl figurines similar to Busou Shinki.

5. Shinsekai Yori vol.1 sales figure is lost in the ranking battle, but with the new expanded BD list we know its vol.2 sold 594 copies -- a very disappointing result I must say. The sale for vol.1 would not be much different from this number.

2012 Fall Vol 1 Rankings
Key: Total - # Weeks Charted - Title - Format - Release Date
Updated as of 2013/01/10 list
16,782 *3 Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/19
16,155 *2 Girls und Panzer [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
12,409 *2 To LOVE-Ru Darkness [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
11,723 *2 Gintama' Enchousen [DVD]: 2012/12/19
11,036 *2 Little Busters! [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/26
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10,000 Line - - - - - - - - - - - - -
*9,690 *2 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/26
*7,659 *3 Psycho-Pass [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
*7,503 *4 K [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/07
*5,780 *2 Kami-sama Hajimemashita [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/28
- - - - - - - - - - - Manabi Line (2,899) - - - - - - - - - - -
*2,497 *1 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankenai yo ne [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/26
*2,494 *1 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/21
*2,392 *1 Jormungand Perfect Order [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
*2,184 *1 Busou Shinki [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/26
*1,759 *1 Ixion Saga DT [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/05
**,*** ** BTOOOM! [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/21
**,*** ** Shinsekai Yori [DVD+BD]: 2012/11/30 (vol.2 sold **,594)
**,*** ** Code:Breaker [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** Hayate no Gotoku! Can't Take My Eyes Off You [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/21
**,*** ** Sukitte Ii na yo [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/26

Jan 10, 2013 11:36 AM by symbv

Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Sales Rankings for Autumn 2012 the first volumes
*1, 16,782 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
*2, 16,155 Girls und Panzer
*3, 12,409 To LOVE-Ru Darkness
*4, 11,723 Gintama' Enchousen
*5, 11,036 Little Busters!
*6, *9,690 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
*7, *7,659 Psycho-Pass
*8, *7,503 K
*9, *5,780 Kamisama Hajimemashita

Jan 10, 2013 7:09 AM by Akiyama

It truly does make my day seeing Little Busters get the sales that it deserves.

Jan 9, 2013 2:12 PM by -Kenshin-

dtshyk said:

*9, *3,873 Kamisama Hajimemashita (without Blu-ray)

symbv said:

*3,873 *2 Kami-sama Hajimemashita [DVD+BD]: 2012/12/28

So does the overall sales for the first volume include the BD sales or not? I can't exactly tell with seeing this...

Jan 9, 2013 1:08 PM by NekoMeau

I can't believe how much sell the ending 1 of magi. It's horrible.

Jan 9, 2013 9:30 AM by Rannta

Nice to see more people wanting Psycho pass to do well. The story might be picking up this season so we might see a climb. I'm excited.

Jan 8, 2013 5:26 PM by bippo

...Not surprised by number 1.

Jan 8, 2013 2:32 PM by MillaMaxwell

chuu2byou really done well there.

Jan 8, 2013 2:21 PM by SilentTruth

It's pretty amazing that Chuu2 managed to sell almost 17k
Good job Japan

Jan 8, 2013 1:40 PM by Firixizu_Mint

Oh yay, KamiHaji made the chart!

Jan 8, 2013 8:33 AM by Suzie

Nice! Good to see Chuunibyou got a good amount added from its release week. Nearly 17k first volume.. awesome.

Hyouka is still on track to remain consistent with previous releases as well which is great.

Jan 8, 2013 8:29 AM by Yvese

Psycho Pass deserves more sales :(
Nice to see Hyouka,K,Dog Days' and Accel Wolrd.

Jan 8, 2013 8:06 AM by Icebreaker93

mistress_kisara said:
I don't think Psycho-Pass' sales are bad they're above average at the most :D
That's right. From a general point of view, as jmal said above, it can be called a modest hit with around 6k sales. On the other hand, if placed against the pre-season expectation, given the information that was available were only things like the staff behind the production, the key visuals, the cast, the trailer etc, it is still not doing bad, with the expectation being 7k (median value) compared to the actual around 6k sales so it is not that underperformed when you look at Little Busters (11k vs predicted 20k) for example.

Jan 8, 2013 7:42 AM by symbv

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