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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jan 14 - 20

by dtshyk
Jan 22, 2013 5:44 AM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for January 14th - 20th.

Blu-ray
*1, 12,322 12,322 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! vol.2
*2, *4,888 *4,888 Yuru Yuri♪♪ vol.5
*3, *3,853 *3,853 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita vol.5
*4, *1,035 *1,035 Kamisama Hajimemashita vol.2
*5, **,720 *4,625 K vol.4
*6, **,542 28,984 Sword Art Online vol.3 Limited Edition
*7, **,469 *7,570 Tari Tari vol.5
*8, **,463 19,176 Girls und Panzer vol.1

DVD
*1, 2,141 *,**8,675 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.1
*2, 1,799 *,**1,799 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! vol.2
*3, 1,537 *,**1,537 Kamisama Hajimemashita vol.2
*4, *,913 1,177,448 Tonari no Totoro
*5, *,734 *,*62,376 Kokurikozaka kara
*6, *,636 *,***,636 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita vol.5
*7, *,504 *,497,663 Majo no Takkyuubin
*8, *,501 *,**9,280 Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Kyurem vs. Seikenshi
*9, *,472 *,***,472 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit-hen vol.6
10, *,455 *,**2,167 K vol.4
11, *,449 *,**2,263 Ixion Saga DT vol.2
12, *,404 1,222,060 Howl no Ugoku Shiro
13, *,357 *,760,171 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa

Single CD
*8, 12,783 *12,783 Hanazawa Kana "Silent Snow"
*9, 10,292 *52,215 Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge "Reason"
14, *6,107 **6.107 Uchuu Kyoudai "Goodbye Isacc"
16, *4,932 **4,932 Naruto: Shippuuden "Moshimo"
26, *2,952 *14,162 Ginga e Kickoff!! "Jinsei Wahaha!"
33, *2,454 278,609 Magi "Yubi Boenkyo"
34, *2,293 *54,470 Ao no Exorcist Movie "Reversi"
37, *1,832 **1,832 Shirokuma Cafe "Rama-san no Ramamanbo"
47, *1,346 *23,522 Tanken Driland "Bunbun Nine9'"
49, *1,287 *10,409 Taketatsu Ayana "Jiku Tours"
50, *1,223 120,953 Nerawareta Gakuen "Hikaru Monotachi"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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

Full list is up. More data for:
Chuunibyou 1
SAO 1-2
K 1-3
Psycho-Pass 1
Little Busters 1

Even the Bakemono BD box is back, and another week for Horizon II 4 as well.

Also, we finally have the Final DVD500/BD200 Yearly Ranking. Mostly small gains except Hyouka which piled on a lot. Now the first 4 volumes are all over 10k, Vol. 1 jumps all the way from 9.4k to 11.3k. Vols. 5-6 are just short since they came out near the end of the year and thus had less time to sell. Hyouka's volume numbers are now:

Vol. 1: 11,319
Vol. 2: 10,258
Vol. 3: 10,243
Vol. 4: 10,507
Vol. 5: *9,971
Vol. 6: *9,419
Vol. 7: *9,376
Average: 10,156


Wow K and psycho-pass are on a roll at this point those two will reach 10K in a few weeks if this keeps up :p

Jan 24, 2013 4:33 PM by mistress_kisara

I dont like this list that much.

Jan 24, 2013 1:27 PM by Avolion

hpulley said:

Not well, sadly... hasn't ranked yet. I am importing it and love it and the manga but this sort generally sells poorly.


BTOOOM123 by hpulley, on Flickr


Unfortunately this is just like i expected, i like Btooom! and i hoped that the sales went good D:
At least the sales of the manga are good.

Thanks for the info ;)

Jan 24, 2013 9:47 AM by -Ronin

-Ikki said:
Anyone know how are the sales of Btooom's BD??


Not well, sadly... hasn't ranked yet. I am importing it and love it and the manga but this sort generally sells poorly.


BTOOOM123 by hpulley, on Flickr

Jan 24, 2013 3:12 AM by hpulley

Anyone know how are the sales of Btooom's BD??

Jan 23, 2013 9:42 PM by -Ronin

I'm surprised with all the stock issues that the Girls und Panzer Blu-ray has had that there haven't been more people just buying the DVD instead.

Incidentally, is G&P the highest ever selling series with both DVD and BR where only BR has ranked?

Jan 23, 2013 9:39 AM by kuuderes_shadow

lol, fuck the retarded haters. Their loss.

Jan 23, 2013 1:02 AM by Logiciel

I'm loving to see chuunibyou on top of the list.

Jan 22, 2013 10:19 PM by LeoTenshi

Kaioshin_Sama said:
I severely doubt that Chuunibyou is going to suffer any sort of severe drop off even if people in Japan didn't like the last set of episodes. Kyoani fans are the hardest of the hardcore and the most devoted of the most devoted and little seems to phase them as it pertains to quality vs spending. They'll still buy it simply to support the company and people will see this is a good thing. I'd bet any money on it.
I don't really see how you could still say that given KyoAni indeed has made series that failed to sell, like Nichijou. Assuming every single "hardest of the hardcore fan" felt it to be his/her duty to buy every KyoAni BD/DVD, and every single copy of Nichijou was bought by these "hardest of the hardcore fans"(which is a really big IF), you still get at most 2k of these "the most devoted of the most devoted fans". As I said before, sales beyond 10k would entail that the appeal of a work extends well beyond just the hardcore fans. This applies to KyoAni's works even if KyoAni may have more hardcore fans. This is something all the KyoAni haters/detractors fail to see or realize or willing to face because of their deep-seated dislike of the studio.

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Frankly though I'm about as stunned as I've ever been in reaction to the anime scene that Kyoani fans would even be harshly critical of the ending to Chuunibyou, not because I don't think it was kind of hackneyed myself, but because I just didn't know that as a whole had even a single critical bone in them as it pertains to that company.
I think you have mixed up about the reactions of watchers and KyoAni fans. As I said above, the vast majority of those who buy KyoAni works are not really the hardcore fans, and when I said there were divided opinions about the direction of the series and the balance of drama vs comedy, I am talking about a broad section of anime watchers who came to online forum to discuss the series, and naturally not everyone there is a KyoAni fan -- in fact, from the comments I read, they are as much a minority as their proportion of BD buyers.

To be honest, if you keep sticking to your impulsive and entrenched dislike of KyoAni studio and its works with the view that all its works are nothing but only moe and people just buy them for the moe, you are not going to get any closer to understand the anime industry and its consumers.

And the thinly veiled sarcastic style you are prone to use does not really help if the aim is to have an even-minded discussion.

Jan 22, 2013 7:37 PM by symbv

Psycho-Pass is doing fine, fuck yeah!!!

Jan 22, 2013 7:16 PM by j0x

Chuunibyou sold well, not surprising.

Jan 22, 2013 5:32 PM by GodlyKyon

It almost frightens me how well Girls und Panzer is doing.

Jan 22, 2013 5:26 PM by Sanguis

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Kyoani fans are the hardest of the hardcore and the most devoted of the most devoted and little seems to phase them as it pertains to quality vs spending. They'll still buy it simply to support the company and people will see this is a good thing. I'd bet any money on it.

They'll buy every copy of a KyoAni show to feed their ULTRA-KAWAII GENGA GIRLS . Hahaha.

Jan 22, 2013 5:02 PM by bippo

I severely doubt that Chuunibyou is going to suffer any sort of severe drop off even if people in Japan didn't like the last set of episodes. Kyoani fans are the hardest of the hardcore and the most devoted of the most devoted and little seems to phase them as it pertains to quality vs spending. They'll still buy it simply to support the company and people will see this is a good thing. I'd bet any money on it.

Frankly though I'm about as stunned as I've ever been in reaction to the anime scene that Kyoani fans would even be harshly critical of the ending to Chuunibyou, not because I don't think it was kind of hackneyed myself, but because I just didn't know that as a whole had even a single critical bone in them as it pertains to that company. I always figured they could do literally anything and people would call it a masterpiece or stroke of genius so to hear this is indeed very surprising...dare I say encouraging even. Nothing should be without at least some scrutiny and everything should be held to at least a certain standard and expectation after all.

Jan 22, 2013 1:12 PM by PeacingOut

Sakurasou, Zetsuen, and Robotics;Notes next week?
Ohhh.... Things don't look go for all of them.

Oh the other hand, Magi looks like it is getting good sales (for a golden time anime)

Jan 22, 2013 1:10 PM by Shih

Chu2byou dominating the sales. What a great sight.

Jan 22, 2013 1:08 PM by Rachmaninow

symbv said:
]This is what I do not agree. I do not see much evidence from what we have that point to an extra drop in vol.4 is not going to happen. I would say that this confidence looks a bit misplaced, even though we all know KyoAni has a lot of dedicated fans and so may be more immune to such mid-series drop off. To quote a bit of what you said, I would say that we just don't have any reason, right now, with our limited knowledge, to believe it will NOT happen.


I think the show you should compare Chuunibyou's to is something like Kannagi. That moved from comedy to drama in the last few episodes. If that had a dramatic drop in sales for the last few volumes then you might have some evidence that you're going to get a big droppoff from vol 4 in Chuunibyou.

Jan 22, 2013 12:58 PM by scruffykiwi

Murakazu said:
How are the sales for the JoJo blurays?


Starting on January 30th I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Jan 22, 2013 12:30 PM by Pullman

How are the sales for the JoJo blurays?

Jan 22, 2013 12:11 PM by Murakazu

jmal said:
Yes of course. When virtually all available evidence points in one direction I feel pretty much obligated to lean (heavily) in that direction when making predictions. Otherwise I might as well just flip a coin or consult tarot cards and stop pretending to be data-driven.
This is what I do not agree. I do not see much evidence from what we have that point to an extra drop in vol.4 is not going to happen. I would say that this confidence looks a bit misplaced, even though we all know KyoAni has a lot of dedicated fans and so may be more immune to such mid-series drop off. To quote a bit of what you said, I would say that we just don't have any reason, right now, with our limited knowledge, to believe it will NOT happen.

Jan 22, 2013 11:48 AM by symbv

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