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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for February 11 - 17

by dtshyk
Feb 19, 2013 1:57 AM | 74 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for February 11th - 17th.

Blu-ray
*1, 1,820 20,653 Biohazard: Damnation Limited Edition
*2, 1,090 27,689 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 1 - Yokuryuu wa Maiorita Limited Edition
*3, *,701 28,194 Girls und Panzer vol.1
*4, *,668 *4,447 K vol.5
*5, *,613 *4,258 Magi vol.2 Limited Edition
*6, *,611 17,108 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.1 Limited Edition
*8, *,422 *7,607 Tari Tari vol.6
10, *,366 28,871 Sword Art Online vol.4 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 2,869 *,*19,877 Biohazard: Damnation
*2, 1,921 *,**8,688 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.2
*3, 1,174 *,**7,551 Magi vol.2 Limited Edition
*4, *,687 *,**4,237 Kamiusagi Rope Movie Standard Edition
*5, *,678 *,***,678 Initial D Second Stage DVD Box
*6, *,675 *,**4,358 Kamiusagi Rope 1st Season
*7, *,672 *,**4,537 Kamiusagi Rope 3rd Season
*9, *,642 *,**5,183 Kamiusagi Rope 2nd Season
10, *,635 *,**6,247 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.1 Limited Edition
11, *,605 1,180,266 Tonari no Totoro
12, *,597 *,***,597 Initial D Third Stage & Extra Stage DVD Box
15, *,556 *,*10,948 Magi vol.1 Limited Edition
18, *,515 *,*11,137 Yorinuki Gintama-san On Theater 2D Limited Edition
21, *,431 *,*11,462 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.1
24, *,406 *,*42,749 Kuroko no Basket Fan Disc
27, *,375 *,**2,071 K vol.5
30, *,359 *,499,333 Majo no Takkyuubin

Single CD

10, 9,131 **9,131 Vividred Operation "Energy"
16, 3,764 *31,764 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Bloody Stream"
19, 3,415 *15,633 Love Live! School Idol Project "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru"
22, 3,088 298,043 Magi "Yubi Boenkyo"
28, 2,825 *17,943 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru "W: Wonder tale"
31, 2,681 *16,581 Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone "Raimei! Blue Train"
37, 2,251 **2,251 Da Capo III "Aitaiyo"
41, 1,903 *11,613 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki "Shining Star -☆- Love Letter"
42, 1,868 *16,482 Love Live! School Idol Project "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de"
46, 1,763 **7,402 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT "Be My Friend"
47, 1,690 **1,690 Hayate no Gotoku! & Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai "Ringo Ribbon"
48, 1,670 **1,670 Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke Character Single "Brand New Eden"
49, 1,642 **1,642 Zetsuen no Tempest "Daisuki Nanoni"
50, 1,629 *64,518 Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge "Reason"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 74 Comments Recent Comments

RyanSaotome said:
Remember when people were trying to argue that Little Busters didn't have the worst budget of the season?
Yeah, your example could not prove anything. And how about Psycho-Pass, does it have the WORST budget? How about Shinsekai Yori? At a late stage of a season it is not uncommon to see sakuga quality drop. Why so certain that LB! has the WORST budget out of all in this season? Besides, Bad animation is not always caused by a low budget -- this is my whole point. Throwing occasional pics of bad art or animation do not prove much for the budget. To say that it necessarily mean a low budget is very much jumping to conclusion.

Feb 24, 2013 9:47 PM by symbv



Remember when people were trying to argue that Little Busters didn't have the worst budget of the season?

Christ

Feb 24, 2013 8:40 PM by RyanSaotome

symbv said:

- GirlPan v2 is showing up on DVD list. Two days in a row. How many is it going to add to final sales? 1k? Current guesses by fans in Japan put the first week sales of GirlPan from 22k to 25k.


I originally thought GaruPan v2 could do 1~1.5k but now based on more ranking data, i'd estimate it to be around 1~1.2k 1st week, since it's just above Hyouka and much under Psycho-Pass (typically does ~1.5k on DVD).

For GaruPan v2's 1st week, i've been estimating it to be in the vicinity of 23~25k... but I would love to be underestimating, lol.

symbv said:

- JoJo v2 seems to be doing just a bit above Hyouka and Psycho-Pass level. Is it going to sell near vol.1 level or it will drop quite a bit?


I'd expect Jojo v2 on DVD to take a hit because v1 was very very cheap at ¥1927 for 3 eps compared to v2 at ¥2952 for 3 eps.

It has also consistently ranked above Psycho-Pass but below New Prince of Tennis. I'd estimate around 1.5~2.5k 1st week, considering New Prince of Tennis has been steadily dropping in DVD sales as seen below...

○新テニスの王子様 【全6巻】
巻数   初動      累計    発売日
     DVD(BD)   DVD(BD)
01巻 4,770(1,201) 7,160(*,***) 12.04.20 ※合計 8,361枚
02巻 4,581(1,312) 6,578(*,***) 12.06.22 ※合計 7,890枚
03巻 4,621(1,363) 6,168(*,***) 12.08.24 ※合計 7,531枚
04巻 3,709(*,***) 5,184(*,***) 12.10.26
05巻 2,903(*,***) 4,150(*,***) 12.12.21
06巻 *,***(*,***) *,***(*,***) 13.02.22 ※合計 *,***枚

Feb 24, 2013 4:12 AM by Ejc

Updated for today.

One should bear in mind that the sales for each day do not hold the same weight. The actual sales in the release date (here it is Feb 20 or Feb 22) would definitely be much bigger compared to other days. The day before the release date (Feb 19 and Feb 21) is the second most important day to watch, as many retailers (particularly online ones) ship new titles one day earlier.

Key observations:

- Ookami Kodomo is very strong. And particularly on a weekend day like Feb 23. This is because for a title with mainstream appeal, weekend sales usually jumps.

- Yamato 2199 is another title doing very well in both DVD and BD side. As is T&B movie to a lesser extent. KuroBas is very strong on DVD but still doing not bad on BD front.

- GirlPan v2 is showing up on DVD list. Two days in a row. How many is it going to add to final sales? 1k? Current guesses by fans in Japan put the first week sales of GirlPan from 22k to 25k.

- JoJo v2 seems to be doing just a bit above Hyouka and Psycho-Pass level. Is it going to sell near vol.1 level or it will drop quite a bit?


DVD Sales Daily Ranking
*18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23 *24 
*** **2 **1 **4 **2 **1 *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo
*** *** *** **1 **1 **2 *** | -- | KuroBas v8
*** *** *** **2 **3 **3 *** | -- | Yamato2199 v4
*** *** *** **5 **5 *10 *** | -- | New Tennis Prince v6
*** *** *** **3 **4 *11 *** | -- | Tiger & Bunny movie - limited edition
*** *** *** **6 *10 *17 *** | -- | JoJo v2
*** *** *** *11 *13 *26 *** | -- | Psycho-Pass v3
*** *** *** *18 *26 *** *** | -- | Hyouka v9
*** *** *** *13 *27 *** *** | -- | GirlPan v2
*** *** *** *15 *** *** *** | -- | Shirokuma Cafe v8
*** *** *** *21 *** *** *** | -- | Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki v4 
*** *** *** *27 *** *** *** | -- | Hiiro no Kakera 2 v2
*** *** *** *30 *** *** *** | -- | Tiger & Bunny movie - regular edition
*** *** **6 *** *** *** *** | -- | Alice Tantei-kyoku v1
*** *12 *16 *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji v3
*** *13 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Chuunibyou v3
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Lupin III Toushou Kenbunroku ~Another Page~
*** *24 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Jintai v6
*** *29 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | YuruYuri2 v6

BD Sales Daily Ranking
*18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23 *24 
*** **1 **1 *10 **6 **1 *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo
*** *** *** **2 **4 **3 *** | -- | Yamato2199 v4
*** *** *** **4 **5 **4 *** | -- | Horizon2 v6
*** *** *** **3 **1 **5 *** | -- | Tiger & Bunny movie - limited edition
*** *** *** **1 **3 **6 *** | -- | GirlPan v2
*** *** *** **6 **2 **7 *** | -- | KuroBas v8
*** **4 **4 *20 *12 **8 *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo - family package
*** *** *** **5 **8 **9 *** | -- | JoJo v2
*** **2 **3 *16 *11 *10 *** | -- | Chuunibyou v3
*** *** *** **9 **9 *11 *** | -- | Psycho-Pass v3
*** *** *** **8 *10 *12 *** | -- | Hyouka v9
*** *** *** *12 *14 *13 *** | -- | Total Eclipse v6
*** *** *** **7 *13 *15 *** | -- | MS Gundam 08 Team BD-Box
*** *** *** *11 *16 *17 *** | -- | Eureka AO v9
*** *** *** *13 *18 *** *** | -- | Teekyuu
*** *** *** *** *20 *** *** | -- | New Tennis Prince v6
*** *** *** *17 *** *** *** | -- | Gosick BD- BOX
*** *** *** *18 *** *** *** | -- | Rinne no Langrange 2 v6
*** *** *** *19 *** *** *** | -- | Gundam AGE v13
*** **5 **7 *** *** *** *** | -- | YuruYuri2 v6
*** **6 **9 *** *** *** *** | -- | Jintai v6
*** **7 *11 *** *** *** *** | -- | Saki Achiga-hen v7
*** **9 *15 *** *** *** *** | -- | Busou Shinki v3
*** *** *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | JoJo v1
*** *13 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | BokuH v6
*** *14 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Lupin III Toushou Kenbunroku ~Another Page~
*** *16 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji v3
*** *18 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ideon BD-BOX
*** *19 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shinsekai Yori v4
**8 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Code Geass: Akito the Exiled v1
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | GirlPan v1

Feb 24, 2013 3:51 AM by symbv

Daily Oricon rankings for the Feb 18~24 week.

Of course, not everything here will end up ranking even on the full list considering how high the DVD/BD thresholds are likely to be. Nothing else new in terms of anime is going to be released on Feb 23 or 24.

GaruPan v2 BD and DVD are now back in stock. Most likely the orders taken after they went out of stock before has been shipped today. That means those units should count for the daily ranking on the 24th, which is good.

DVD Daily
*18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23 *24
*** *** *** **1 **1 *** *** | -- | KuroBas v8
*** **2 **1 **4 **2 *** *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo
*** *** *** **2 **3 *** *** | -- | Yamato 2199 v4
*** *** *** **3 **4 *** *** | -- | Tiger & Bunny ~The Beginning~ LE 
*** *** *** **5 **5 *** *** | -- | Shin TeniPri v6
*** *** *** **6 *10 *** *** | -- | JoJo v2
*** *** *** *11 *13 *** *** | -- | Psycho-Pass v3
*** *** *** *18 *26 *** *** | -- | Hyouka v9
*** *** *** *13 *27 *** *** | -- | GirlPan v2
*** *** *** *15 *** *** *** | -- | Shirokuma v8
*** *** *** *21 *** *** *** | -- | Poyopoyo v4
*** *** *** *27 *** *** *** | -- | Hiiro S2 v2
*** *** *** *30 *** *** *** | -- | Tiger & Bunny ~The Beginning~ RE
*** *** **6 *** *** *** *** | -- | Alice Tentei-kyoku v1
*** *12 *16 *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji v3
*** *13 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Chuunibyou v3
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Lupin III
*** *24 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Jintai v6
*** *29 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Yuru Yuri♪♪ v6
*21 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Biohazard

BD Daily
*18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23 *24
*** *** *** **3 **1 *** *** | -- | Tiger & Bunny ~The Beginning~ LE
*** *** *** **6 **2 *** *** | -- | Kurobas v8
*** *** *** **1 **3 *** *** | -- | GirlPan v2
*** *** *** **2 **4 *** *** | -- | Yamato 2199 v4
*** *** *** **4 **5 *** *** | -- | Horizon II v6
*** **1 **1 *10 **6 *** *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo
*** *** *** **5 **8 *** *** | -- | JoJo v2
*** *** *** **9 **9 *** *** | -- | Psycho-Pass v3
*** *** *** **8 *10 *** *** | -- | Hyouka v9 
*** **2 **3 *16 *11 *** *** | -- | Chuunibyou v3
*** **4 **4 *20 *12 *** *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo (family package)
*** *** *** **7 *13 *** *** | -- | Gundam 08th BD Box
*** *** *** *12 *14 *** *** | -- | Total Eclipse v6
*** *** *** *11 *16 *** *** | -- | Eureka AO v9
*** *** *** *13 *18 *** *** | -- | Teekyuu
*** *** *** *** *20 *** *** | -- | Shin TeniPri v6
*** *** *** *17 *** *** *** | -- | Gosick BD Box
*** *** *** *18 *** *** *** | -- | LagRin S2 v6
*** *** *** *19 *** *** *** | -- | Gundam AGE v13
*** **5 **7 *** *** *** *** | -- | Yuru Yuri♪♪ v6
*** **6 **9 *** *** *** *** | -- | Jintai v6
*** **7 *11 *** *** *** *** | -- | Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A v7
*** **9 *15 *** *** *** *** | -- | Busou Shinki v3
*** *** *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | JoJo v1
*** *13 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | BokuH v6
*** *14 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Lupin III
*** *16 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji v3
*** *18 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ideon BD BOX
*** *19 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shinsekai Yori v4
**2 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Biohazard
**8 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Code Geass: Akito the Exiled v1
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | GirlPan v1

Feb 23, 2013 6:29 PM by Ejc

symbv said:
AiCon said:
How high did GirlPan Vol. 1 get?
You can start by reading the first 2 posts of this thread:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=560889&show=0#msg20127025
Oh, wow. That's pretty high. I guess a second season is pretty much guaranteed at this point. That's good to hear since I really like that show.

Feb 21, 2013 10:30 PM by Iconic

AiCon said:
How high did GirlPan Vol. 1 get?
You can start by reading the first 2 posts of this thread:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=560889&show=0#msg20127025

Feb 21, 2013 10:05 PM by symbv

jmal said:
AiCon said:
GirlPan and Shinsekai Yori don't seem to be doing all that well right now.

That's like GirlPan's 10th week on sale. Note that it's Vol. 1, not Vol. 2.
Oh, thanks. I usually don't follow the sales charts so I didn't know. How high did GirlPan Vol. 1 get?

Feb 21, 2013 9:51 PM by Iconic

AiCon said:
GirlPan and Shinsekai Yori don't seem to be doing all that well right now.

That's like GirlPan's 10th week on sale. Note that it's Vol. 1, not Vol. 2.

Feb 21, 2013 9:26 PM by jmal

I'm glad that Chuunibyou and Yuru Yuri are doing well. Those shows deserve the sales. GirlPan and Shinsekai Yori don't seem to be doing all that well right now.

Feb 21, 2013 9:23 PM by Iconic

Daily Sales Ranking from Oricon so far.

Note: if there is a popular title and you do not see it here (e.g. Girls und Panzer v2) it is because the release date is today (though some shops started to sell them yesterday). I will update this list when sales information for this later batch is made available later.


DVD Daily
*18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23 *24 
*** **2 **1 *** *** *** *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo
*** *** **6 *** *** *** *** | -- | Alice Tentei-kyoku v1
*** *12 *16 *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji v3
*** *13 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Chuunibyou v3
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Lupin III - Touhou Kenbun-roku Another Page
*** *24 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Jintai v6
*** *29 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | YuruYuri2 v6

BD Daily
*18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23 *24 
*** **1 **1 *** *** *** *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo
*** **2 **3 *** *** *** *** | -- | Chuunibyou v3
*** **4 **4 *** *** *** *** | -- | Ookami Kodomo (family package)
*** **5 **7 *** *** *** *** | -- | YuruYuri2 v6
*** **6 **9 *** *** *** *** | -- | Jintai v6
*** **7 *11 *** *** *** *** | -- | Saki Achigahen episode of side-A v7
*** **9 *15 *** *** *** *** | -- | Busou Shinki v3
*** *** *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | JoJo v1
*** *13 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | BokuH v6
*** *14 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Lupin III - Touhou Kenbun-roku Another Page
*** *16 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji v3
*** *18 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ideon BD BOX
*** *19 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shinsekai Yori v4
**8 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Code Geass: Akito the Exiled v1
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | GirlPan v1

Feb 21, 2013 8:30 PM by symbv

jmal said:
...

Psycho-Pass yet again, plus some other stuff. Slow week.


The calm before the storm... GuP v2 has shipped!

Feb 21, 2013 6:54 PM by hpulley

Oh right forgot about this.

New additions: here
Full weekly list: here

Full list is up.

Psycho-Pass yet again, plus some other stuff. Slow week.

Feb 21, 2013 6:44 PM by jmal

Mr_Gutts said:
When is Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 2 coming out ? cause the first 1 keeps selling well
No date has been announced yet. It will be shown in some theaters first before the BD is released, and even for that the schedule is not fixed. The best that we know is simply that the theater release date is sometime this summer.

Feb 21, 2013 9:47 AM by symbv

When is Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 2 coming out ? cause the first 1 keeps selling well

Feb 21, 2013 9:43 AM by Mr_Gutts

RyanSaotome said:
so I think they were just thinking that Key fans were diehards who'd buy anything regardless of how much money they spent on it.


Bam. Even though it's quality of animation is crap, I'll be buying it once Sentai Filmworks releases it, along with its second Season. Might as well as buy it to make my collection Complete of Key DVD/BD's

Feb 19, 2013 9:00 PM by Tyrel

SatelliteCannon said:
I wonder if GuP Vol 2 is going to outrun its logistics train have supply issues like the last one. It'll do well in the long run, though. Episode 3 is when the series truly starts to rock.
GirlPan vol.2 does not have any supply issue as far as I see. I guess the sales of vol.1 has given Bandai pretty good idea of how many copies to print and distribute. At the moment, it seems the sales can come very close to what has been achieved by vol.1

Feb 19, 2013 8:22 PM by symbv

RyanSaotome said:
Smybv, if all you want is for us to give you documentation of how much each company budgeted for their anime, we obviously won't be doing that. Making educated guesses is the best we can do, and my educated guess is that Little Busters was done on a shoestring budget since Warner Brothers thought its name recognition was enough to sell it. Hell, they were upset it wasn't selling more even with the little budget it had, so I think they were just thinking that Key fans were diehards who'd buy anything regardless of how much money they spent on it.
As I said in my post, animation issue is not what fans in Japan worry most. And in this case, your educated guess that "the animation quality is probably the biggest issue with Little Busters" does not ring quite true. And that would mean that Warner Brothers may not have made such a bad decision by adopting the animation with the quality that we are seeing. But on the other hand, they obviously failed in some other aspects to appeal to fans, either fans of the original VN or anime fans who have not played the VN, but I don't see how perceived animation quality as the biggest issue with LB!

And you were complaining "they were upset it wasn't selling more even with the little budget it had", but as I said, who knows how much budget it really had? If you choose to stick with your theory that it must have very low budget purely because of a very low perceived animation quality (which I have to say, is debatable in comparison of other series in this season), then of course you find it hard to understand. But perhaps the budget is not really that low (I am not talking about bottomless budget but a reasonably good amount) and so it is valid for the production to be disappointed? All I suggest is not to stick to misconceived idea and try to take a more comprehensive view.

Feb 19, 2013 8:15 PM by symbv

Smybv, if all you want is for us to give you documentation of how much each company budgeted for their anime, we obviously won't be doing that. Making educated guesses is the best we can do, and my educated guess is that Little Busters was done on a shoestring budget since Warner Brothers thought its name recognition was enough to sell it. Hell, they were upset it wasn't selling more even with the little budget it had, so I think they were just thinking that Key fans were diehards who'd buy anything regardless of how much money they spent on it.

Feb 19, 2013 8:03 PM by RyanSaotome

I wish Psycho Pass would do a little better, though at least it's in the middle and not at the bottom.

Feb 19, 2013 7:59 PM by Slyr3do0n

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