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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Feb 4 - 10

by dtshyk
Feb 12, 2013 1:06 AM | 50 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for February 4th - 10th.

Blu-ray
*1, 7,185 *7,185 Tari Tari vol.6
*2, 3,779 *3,779 K vol.5
*3, 3,645 *3,645 Magi vol.2 Limited Edition
*4, 3,384 18,833 Biohazard: Damnation Limited Edition
*5, 2,092 26,599 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 1 - Yokuryuu wa Maiorita Limited Edition
*6, 1,637 16,497 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.1 Limited Edition
*7, 1,314 *1,314 Ixion Saga DT vol.3
*8, 1,048 27,493 Girls und Panzer vol.1
*9, *,968 20,273 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II vol.5 Limited Edition
10, *,813 **,813 Moyashimon Returns vol.6

DVD
*1, 6,767 *,**6,767 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.2
*2, 6,377 *,**6,377 Magi vol.2 Limited Edition
*3, 4,050 *,*17,008 Biohazard: Damnation
*4, 2,025 *,**2,025 One Piece 15th Season vol.3
*5, 1,888 *,**1,888 Ixion Saga DT vol.3
*6, 1,696 *,**1,696 K vol.5
*7, 1,389 *,*10,392 Magi vol.1 Limited Edition
*8, 1,137 *,**1,137 Naruto: Shippuuden Kyubi Shoaku to Inga Naru Kaoko no Sho vol.5
*9, 1,102 *,**5,612 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.1 Limited Edition
10, *,863 *,***,863 Himitsukessha Taka no Tsume NEO vol.4
11, *,860 *,*11,014 Kuroko no Basket vol.7
12, *,830 *,**3,865 Kamiusagi Rope 3rd Season vol.3
13, *,778 *,*10,622 Yorinuki Gintama-san On Theater 2D Shinsengumi Doran Hen Limited Edition
15, *,688 *,***,688 Moyashimon Returns vol.6
17, *,634 *,*42,343 Kuroko no Basket Fan Disc
18, *,611 *,**3,429 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 1 - Yokuryuu wa Maiorita
19, *,605 1,179,661 Tonari no Totoro
20, *,591 *,*11,031 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.1
24, *,492 *,**3,683 Kamiusagi Rope
25, *,477 *,***,477 himitsukesshatakanotsume.jp DVD Box vol.2 Limited Edition
30, *,400 *,***,400 Fairy Tail vol.37

Single CD
*5, 15,118 *,*15,118 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru "W:Wonder tale"
*7, 13,900 *,*13,900 Detective Conan "Try Again"
*8, 12,218 *,*12,218 Love Live! School Idol Project "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru"
*9, 11,901 *,*11,901 Tamagotchi! "Come on!"
11, *9,710 *,**9,710 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki "Shining Star-☆- Love Letter"
13, *8,574 *,**8,574 Star Driver the Movie "colorful"
14, *7,020 *,*28,000 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Bloody Stream"
15, *5,698 *,**5,698 Uchuu Kyoudai "Small World"
16, *5,639 *,**5,639 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT "Be My Friend"
18, *5,066 *,**5,066 Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER vol.5 Ami & Mami
19, *5,011 *,**5,011 Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER vol.6 Ritsuko
21, *4,507 *,**4,507 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT "Bokura no Tsubasa"
22, *4,386 *,294,955 Magi "Yubi Boenkyo"
30, *3,158 *,**3,158 Amnesia "Recall"
34, *2,360 *,*14,614 Love Live! School Idol Project "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de"
43, *1,958 *,*62,889 Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge "Reason"
47, *1,888 *,**1,888 Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone "Bokutachi no Shiro"
48, *1,823 *,**8,074 Amnesia "Zoetrope"
50, *1,772 *,**1,772 Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke "Darkness Night"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 50 Comments Recent Comments

NihonFalcom said:
TARI TARI YEEEES


The live event concert bonus video on Tari Tari 6 is awesome!

Mar 8, 2013 11:24 AM by hpulley

TARI TARI YEEEES

Mar 8, 2013 11:15 AM by Falcomster

New additions: here
Full weekly list: here

Full list is up.

Psycho-Pass ranks for an 8th time, SAO for a 16th time. Sakura-sou and Magi first volumes get a second week.

Feb 15, 2013 8:05 AM by jmal

I'm pretty sure the sales for SSY dropped even further once episode 8 came about. It seems many had a big problem with it.

Feb 13, 2013 1:26 AM by DmonHiro

RyanSaotome said:


Heres the 2ch survey they Jmal was talking about.
Surprisingly /a/'s list is MUCH better

Feb 12, 2013 11:41 PM by Progeusz

totoum said:
Chihayafuru is an NTV show,not an NHK show.

Huh, right you are, not sure why I thought it was NHK. Thanks for the correction.

Feb 12, 2013 7:07 PM by jmal

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
Can't understand the criticism in this thread though. Animation inconsistencies don't bother me in a story-based series and I found the 'confusion' to almost always be perfectly balanced, just knowing enough to know what's generally going on, but little enough to always want to watch the next episode.
The topic of what fans look for in anime and how they judge an anime is brought up many times in places like 2ch, and every time animation is considered very important factor. And I would say that for the actual buyers it is even more important. And it can often trumps story even. This is also why many Japanese anime fans find western TV cartoon unappealing -- because of what they perceive as low level of animation (as well as cultural barrier of understanding the humor of course).

As for confusion, I am not sure if you read the SSY threads in MAL. There are often important points that viewers get wrong which if you are reading the equivalent pages in the novel would have already been made unambiguously clear. So those adaptation decisions only led to confusion and it led to frustration, and people dropping the show.

RyanSaotome said:
I never really expected any sales out of SSY. Granted I haven't watched the show, but those types of anime never sell in Japan.
But still I don't think sales as poor as <1k is to be expected. That level of sales is considered pretty humiliating in Japan. I guess the production did not expect to sell 10k or so but I am sure they were at least hoping for a fighting chance at the manabi line.

Feb 12, 2013 7:04 PM by symbv

9988 said:
9988 said:

But the sad part is to see the fantastic shinsekai Yori all the way down there, one of the top best series currently airing, regardless its awesome that some series still focus 100% on story without any shameless pandering despite the evident risks.

So when did I say I love Shinsekai Yori for lack of pandering?
Given what you wrote above, is it not understandable that you are implying SSY is one of those series which "focus 100% on story without any shameless pandering"?

9988 said:

So what part is shallows and simplistic seriously?
That you jump up with joy for an anime because you love the story and love the lack of pandering and then you curse when an anime whose story you love does not sell.


9988 said:
So loving the story is simplistic and shallow? 0_0.
Loving the story is not simplistic and shallow. Commenting things about sales based only on how you perceive about story and pandering is.

Feb 12, 2013 6:54 PM by symbv

jmal said:
phoenixalia said:
this makes me think of Chihayafuru...though this one is a manga. It sold...um...less than 2000 BD/DVDs per volume I think? Yet, a second season is being made.

Chihayafuru is a bit unusual in that it is backed by NHK, Japan's national public broadcaster, i.e. funded by the television licensing fee, i.e. basically tax dollars. I'm sure return on investment is still a motive to some extent, and its manga sales probably justify it anyway. But NHK has a bit more leeway in broadcasting material for cultural or educational value than just commercial viability.



Chihayafuru is an NTV show,not an NHK show.

Feb 12, 2013 6:46 PM by totoum

i really love the fact that totoro will always be in the list

Feb 12, 2013 5:00 PM by chocobunssss

GuP will forever rule in the rankings :3

Feb 12, 2013 4:10 PM by onesnowyday_



Heres the 2ch survey they Jmal was talking about.

Feb 12, 2013 3:46 PM by RyanSaotome

Sholic said:
"50, *1,772 *,**1,772 Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke "Darkness Night""

Lol!!! That's nice. I want to buy it too :)


Was going to say just buy it... But it is out of stock at amazon.co.jp !!!

Feb 12, 2013 1:47 PM by hpulley

symbv said:

... so getting fired up or feeling down just because you love an anime for its story and its apparent lack of "pandering" (which is actually very arguable) and it sells/bombs is a bit simplistic and shallow.


Since its evident you were referring to me, what I said is:

9988 said:

But the sad part is to see the fantastic shinsekai Yori all the way down there, one of the top best series currently airing, regardless its awesome that some series still focus 100% on story without any shameless pandering despite the evident risks.


So when did I say I love Shinsekai Yori for lack of pandering? I said the story its whats great and makes me love it, only added that its awesome, pleasing, to have a anime focus 100% on story without any pandering to please many of you and bribe you to buy discs. You further object that its delectable the lack of pandering, it would be great that you post exactly whats the supposed pandering this series has.

So what part is shallows and simplistic seriously?

So loving the story is simplistic and shallow? 0_0. But ´buying and loving series for its mere cute moe/characters and/or fanservice must be very complex and deep right...

What is shallow is that anime MUST have pandering: "fanservice-pantyshots, tits, butts, moe" to grab the attention and money of many of you.

Something that some do recognize even when you are the first to always object to the reality of the usual motivation of many of todays hardcore fans to buy discs:

RyanSaotome said:
I never really expected any sales out of SSY. Granted I haven't watched the show, but those types of anime never sell in Japan. The character designs aren't interesting to your normal otaku, theres no jpop single to draw those fans, it focuses far more on story than characters, which is a big turn off to otaku...

It really does everything to NOT be a good seller.


I will just add that thank the heavens not all anime jump into todays trends to just sell, and we can have srsioud anime focusing on story and character development.

Feb 12, 2013 1:38 PM by 9988

Slicer22 said:
jmal said:
Slicer22 said:
Bit off topic for this list of releases but jmal or symbv any idea about the Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? anime pre-orders? Since it said on animenewsnetwork that the novel sales quadrupled i was wondering if the anime looks to do well or it is just the novel sales that got a boost atm.

Just the novels. The anime will be lucky to sell 2k, based on current rankings.


Ok thx, from what i heard they are skimming the source material and the they only gave it 10 episodes so i can see why it might not sell that well and they would buy the novels instead. Source material is nearly always better anyway for anything.


Yep, genbun is always best.

Novel adaptations are always big skims. Sakurasou is about five chapters per book, bit less than 80 pages per chapter and in trying to do about a chapter or two per episode they sometimes reduce 20 pages to a couple of lines of dialogue or skip it entirely. Shinsekai Yori is actually less pages in total but is denser. Light novels like Sakurasou read like screen plays... Almost as if they knew they would be turned into anime, hmm... You can see how they will block the scenes precisely. Even Shinsekai Yori is very faithful when it isn't skipping whole pages and chapters at a time, individual scenes are very close to the book.

Manga is much easier to adapt, 288 pages can go into a single episode with ease for fight style work, drama is more dense, Tonari no Kaibutsu kun did about one chapter per episode, almost as much writing per page as some light novels if you subtract the wordy scene and expression descriptions you don't need in manga.

Feb 12, 2013 1:27 PM by hpulley

jmal said:
Slicer22 said:
Bit off topic for this list of releases but jmal or symbv any idea about the Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? anime pre-orders? Since it said on animenewsnetwork that the novel sales quadrupled i was wondering if the anime looks to do well or it is just the novel sales that got a boost atm.

Just the novels. The anime will be lucky to sell 2k, based on current rankings.


Ok thx, from what i heard they are skimming the source material and the they only gave it 10 episodes so i can see why it might not sell that well and they would buy the novels instead. Source material is nearly always better anyway for anything.

Feb 12, 2013 1:12 PM by DragoonDeus

Impact on source material sales seems to have no correlation with anime sales at all.

Feb 12, 2013 12:03 PM by kuuderes_shadow

After watching all the Hidamari franchise, gotta say I'm happy with Honeycomb's sales.

Feb 12, 2013 12:01 PM by ihateeveryone

Bit off topic for this list of releases but jmal or symbv any idea about the Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? anime pre-orders? Since it said on animenewsnetwork that the novel sales quadrupled i was wondering if the anime looks to do well or it is just the novel sales that got a boost atm.

Feb 12, 2013 11:50 AM by DragoonDeus

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
Regarding the SSY debate, I've come to terms with it not selling but at least the novel is doing well. Can't understand the criticism in this thread though. Animation inconsistencies don't bother me in a story-based series and I found the 'confusion' to almost always be perfectly balanced, just knowing enough to know what's generally going on, but little enough to always want to watch the next episode.
Can't blame people who read the novel for being unsatisfied though. I haven't read it myself, but it's common to bicker about adaptions of your favorites more than you usually would (I do it too).


Same here, I understood the basic premise and enough of it with just the first watch, though, symbv did make everything a lot more clearer which makes me think if A-1 or Aniplex (whichever one it is that is producing it) tried a bit harder with the explanations of the concepts, I think it might have sold pretty well. Not Psycho-Pass well or Kuroko no BasketBall well, but enough, I think, to get at least a 1000 more off of the BD/DVD sales.

Feb 12, 2013 10:21 AM by yhunata

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