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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for February 25 - March 3

by dtshyk
Mar 5, 2013 12:40 AM | 98 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for February 25th - March 3rd.

Blu-ray
*4, 24,949 24,949 Sword Art Online vol.5 Limited Edition
*6, *8,047 *8,047 Little Busters! vol.3 Limited Edition
*7, *7,778 *7,778 To LOVE-Ru Darkness vol.3 Limited Edition
*9, *6,224 *6,224 Accel World vol.8 Limited Edition
11, *5,516 *5,516 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb vol.3 Limited Edition
12, *5,257 *5,257 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Blu-ray Box
13, *4,779 *4,779 (Sphere Music Clips 2009-2012)
14, *4,521 *4,521 Blood-C: The Last Dark Limited Edition
15, *4,238 31,595 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
16, *4,130 *4,130 Shoujo Kakumei Utena Blu-ray Box vol.2
17, *3,956 *3,956 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru vol.1 Limited Edition
19, *3,317 *3,317 Joshiraku vol.5 Limited Edition
20, *3,296 *3,296 Oda Nobuna no Yabou vol.6

DVD
*1, 6,734 *,*29,871 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
*2, 6,628 *,**6,628 Yorinuki Gintama-san On Theater 2D Kabuki Cho Shitennoh Hen Limited Edition
*3, 5,896 *,**5,896 Sword Art Online vol.5 Limited Edition
*4, 3,904 *,*18,433 Kuroko no Basket vol.8
*5, 3,704 *,**3,704 Magi vol.3 Limited Edition
*6, 3,297 *,**3,297 Hakuouki Reimeiroku vol.6 Limited Edition
*7, 2,909 *,**2,909 Aikatsu! vol.1
*8, 2,144 *,**2,144 To LOVE-Ru Darkness vol.3 Limited Edition
*9, 1,825 *,**1,825 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru vol.1 Limited Edition
10, 1,622 *,**1,622 Little Busters! vol.3 Limited Edition
11, 1,485 *,**9,609 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.4
12, 1,418 *,**1,418 Accel World vol.8 Limited Edition
13, 1,406 *,*23,006 Biohazard: Damnation
14, 1,362 *,**1,362 Blood-C: The Last Dark
15, 1,339 *,**4,103 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.2 Limited Edition
16, 1,121 *,**1,121 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb vol.3 Limited Edition
17, 1,026 *,**4,245 New Prince of Tennis vol.6
18, *,988 *,***,988 Arcana Famiglia vol.6 Limited Edition
19, *,984 *,***,984 Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou vol.6 Limited Edition
20, *,882 *,**5,523 Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning Limited Edition
21, *,878 *,***,878 Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi. vol.6 Limited Edition
22, *,859 *,***,859 Smile Precure! vol.9
23, *,809 *,***,809 Smile Precure! vol.10
24, *,756 *,***,756 Nintama Rantarou Selection
25, *,705 *,***,705 Oda Nobuna no Yabou vol.6
26, *,644 *,***,644 Joshiraku vol.5 Limited Edition
27, *,620 1,181,479 Tonari no Totoro
28, *,614 *,***,614 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo vol.2
29, *,607 *,***,607 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun vol.4 Limited Edition
30, *,596 *,***,596 Hagure Yuusha no Estetica vol.6

Single CD
*2, 68,784 68,784 Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dogu Hakubutsukan "Mirai no Museum"
16, *5,008 *5,008 Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER vol.8 Makoto
17, *4,903 *4,903 Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER vol.7 Azusa
23, *3,277 *3,277 Cuticle Tantei Inaba "Haruka Nichijo no Naka de" "Prima Stella"
26, *2,925 15,651 Love Live! School Idol Project "Susume→Tomorrow" "Start:Dash!!"
34, *2,331 *2,331 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo "Yume no Tsuzuki"
37, *2,230 36,703 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Bloody Stream"
40, *2,137 *2,137 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo "Prime number~Kimi to Deaeru Hi~"
42, *2,103 *2,103 Hetalia: The Beautiful World "Mawaru Chikyu Rondo"
44, *1,849 *1,849 Senran Kagura "Shissoron"
48, *1,714 15,032 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki "Shining Star-☆-Love Letter"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 98 Comments Recent Comments

RyanSaotome said:
Whats next, Kuroko no Basket is mainly a male crowd buying it?

Certain shows obviously aim more at one gender or the other, and Magi is one of those shows that women buy far more then men.
You need to produce your evidence. The thing is, for most shounen manga, we know that it is mainly male demography who is buying it except for a few exceptions, and we know Kuroko no Basuke is one of the exceptions. There was one market research survey done in mid-2012 that investigated the gender composition buying various Shonen Jump manga, and Kuroko is the manga with the 4th highest proportion of female buyers (58.9%). So even Kuroko we have female making up around 50% more than male buyers -- whether it fits your definition of "buy far more" I am not sure, but if you are telling me that for Magi women "buy far more than" men, I would like to see some evidence of it and see how it compares to Kuroko.

Mar 11, 2013 10:50 PM by symbv

symbv said:
@jmal Very much so. Besides, I would even argue that even if we look only at "female anime fans" in general, it is not certain if the majority of the potential buyers of Magi are female. Outside of shoujo anime and BL/guy-harem anime most anime still have the majority of fans being male. So if there are fans who abandoned Magi, they are perhaps more males than females there. Thus even saying Magi not selling well because the female fans are abandoning can also cause misunderstanding, and thus unnecessary arguments.


Whats next, Kuroko no Basket is mainly a male crowd buying it?

Certain shows obviously aim more at one gender or the other, and Magi is one of those shows that women buy far more then men.

Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM by RyanSaotome

symbv said:
shigeru212 said:
To anyone who's been following sales for a while...
How is To Love-Ru Darkness doing compared to Motto?
Data from Japanese wiki for anime BD/DVD sales:


○もっと To LOVEる-とらぶる- 【全6巻】 Motto ToLoveRu
巻数   初動     2週計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 3,956(2,832) *,***(*,***) 10.11.24 ※合計 6,788枚
02巻 3,638(2,593) *,***(*,***) 10.12.22 ※合計 6,231枚
03巻 3,542(2,475) *,***(*,***) 11.01.26 ※合計 6,017枚
04巻 3,406(2,344) 3,705(2,723) 11.02.23 ※合計 6,428枚
05巻 3,242(2,201) 3,564(*,***) 11.04.06 ※合計 5,765枚
06巻 3,327(2,318) *,***(*,***) 11.05.27 ※合計 5,645枚

○To LOVEる -とらぶる- ダークネス 【全6巻】 ToLoveRu Darkness
巻数    初動       2週計      累計     発売日
      BD(DVD)     BD(DVD)    BD(DVD)
01巻 *8,286(*1,928) 10,054(**,***) 10,910(**,***) 12.12.21 ※合計 12,838枚
02巻 *8,485(*2,294) *9,004(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.01.30 ※合計 11,298枚
03巻 *7,778(*2,144) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.02.27 ※合計 **,***枚 9922
04巻 **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.03.27 ※合計 **,***枚
05巻 **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.04.24 ※合計 **,***枚
06巻 **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.05.29 ※合計 **,***枚

Clearly Darkness is doing far better than Motto, even though Motto itself was already deemed quite successful as a sequel.


I am glad to see that. To Love-Ru Darkness is one of my favorite shows. I am glad to see the franchise is gaining momentum.

I feel a lot better about season 4 now and I felt pretty good about the prospect before.

Mar 11, 2013 2:55 PM by shigeru212

@jmal Very much so. Besides, I would even argue that even if we look only at "female anime fans" in general, it is not certain if the majority of the potential buyers of Magi are female. Outside of shoujo anime and BL/guy-harem anime most anime still have the majority of fans being male. So if there are fans who abandoned Magi, they are perhaps more males than females there. Thus even saying Magi not selling well because the female fans are abandoning can also cause misunderstanding, and thus unnecessary arguments.

Mar 11, 2013 7:06 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Before another shitstorm comes up regarding the target consumers of Magi, let me stress that fujoshi is unlikely to form more than a minority of the potential buyers of the BD/DVD of Magi.


jmal said:
"Fujoshi" very strictly defined, probably. Female otaku in general, not all that unlikely. Would be good if people who just mean "female anime fans" would say the latter instead. I more or less stopped using the word fujoshi a while ago because it's not worth the hassle of figuring out how each person who reads it will interpret it.


Wow, just looked back a few pages... I should've did some back reading on this thread. I meant female fans in the context of Magi. Sorry to anyone who may read this thread and get offended with my use of 'fujoshi'.

Mar 11, 2013 7:05 AM by Ejc

Ejc said:
Was that the DVD or BD? Just wow though... not even 2 weeks since release and it's already 50% off :O Fujoshi have really abandoned Magi.
Before another shitstorm comes up regarding the target consumers of Magi, let me stress that fujoshi is unlikely to form more than a minority of the potential buyers of the BD/DVD of Magi.

Mar 11, 2013 6:40 AM by symbv

bippo said:
Went to Akiba today to buy some stuffs. Saw some Magi volume 3 discounted at 50% at some stores... Two fat guys are chuckling while taking some photos of the stash because it was in on a big black basket at the front of the store. Store girl inside also trying not to laugh at the scene. Funny and sad from some reason.


Was that the DVD or BD? Just wow though... not even 2 weeks since release and it's already 50% off :O Fujoshi have really abandoned Magi.

Mar 11, 2013 5:56 AM by Ejc

^ It is expected to be discounted but not this early. Yeah, hope the sales bounces back.

Mar 11, 2013 5:04 AM by bippo

bippo said:
Went to Akiba today to buy some stuffs. Saw some Magi volume 3 discounted at 50% at some stores... Two fat guys are chuckling while taking some photos of the stash because it was in on a big black basket at the front of the store. Store girl inside also trying not to laugh at the scene. Funny and sad from some reason.
I expect to see photos of Magi on "wagon sales heap" coming up soon in some of the Japanese anime or 2ch sites. It sure starts big discount really early, doesn't it?

Mar 11, 2013 4:46 AM by symbv

Went to Akiba today to buy some stuffs. Saw some Magi volume 3 discounted at 50% at some stores... Two fat guys are chuckling while taking some photos of the stash because it was in on a big black basket at the front of the store. Store girl inside also trying not to laugh at the scene. Funny and sad from some reason.

Mar 11, 2013 4:40 AM by bippo

shigeru212 said:
To anyone who's been following sales for a while...
How is To Love-Ru Darkness doing compared to Motto?
Data from Japanese wiki for anime BD/DVD sales:


○もっと To LOVEる-とらぶる- 【全6巻】 Motto ToLoveRu
巻数   初動     2週計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 3,956(2,832) *,***(*,***) 10.11.24 ※合計 6,788枚
02巻 3,638(2,593) *,***(*,***) 10.12.22 ※合計 6,231枚
03巻 3,542(2,475) *,***(*,***) 11.01.26 ※合計 6,017枚
04巻 3,406(2,344) 3,705(2,723) 11.02.23 ※合計 6,428枚
05巻 3,242(2,201) 3,564(*,***) 11.04.06 ※合計 5,765枚
06巻 3,327(2,318) *,***(*,***) 11.05.27 ※合計 5,645枚

○To LOVEる -とらぶる- ダークネス 【全6巻】 ToLoveRu Darkness
巻数    初動       2週計      累計     発売日
      BD(DVD)     BD(DVD)    BD(DVD)
01巻 *8,286(*1,928) 10,054(**,***) 10,910(**,***) 12.12.21 ※合計 12,838枚
02巻 *8,485(*2,294) *9,004(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.01.30 ※合計 11,298枚
03巻 *7,778(*2,144) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.02.27 ※合計 **,***枚 9922
04巻 **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.03.27 ※合計 **,***枚
05巻 **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.04.24 ※合計 **,***枚
06巻 **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 13.05.29 ※合計 **,***枚

Clearly Darkness is doing far better than Motto, even though Motto itself was already deemed quite successful as a sequel.

Mar 11, 2013 2:21 AM by symbv

To anyone who's been following sales for a while...

How is To Love-Ru Darkness doing compared to Motto?

Mar 11, 2013 1:58 AM by shigeru212

@jmal

I also don't think Chihayafuru2 will make it to top4 but the poor performance this season combined with the cheaper price of the BD Box makes it an intriguing possibility. BD Box also has the advantage that it does not suffer from downward trend of sales when a new volume comes out. It would be really ironic to see the sequel make it to top4 while its first season was deemed a failure as far as sales is concerned (of course it was successful in other aspects which is why it got a 2nd season).

Mar 9, 2013 11:27 AM by symbv

Top four of 2012 Fall season:

Most likely we won't see Magi. If we count Gintama, I'd say it will get in. If we don't count it, then I'd agree with jmal that ToLoveRu Darkness has the edge. Besides the reason already stated by jmal, the fact that it is a 1-cour series (vs 2-cour for Little Busters or Magi) also gives it some advantage.

And the other three are shoo-in: Girls und Panzer, Chuunibyou and JoJo

=================

Top Four of the 2013 Winter season:

Chihayafuru2 BD Box is now solicited and is keeping a top spot above all the other titles this season. Its cheaper price definitely is a factor here. So are we going to see it become one of the top for of the season?

I think so far 3 titles seem to be quite likely to make it into top 4 (even though their rankings in recent 2 weeks have dropped): LoveLive, ViviPan and Haganai next.

Mar 9, 2013 10:28 AM by symbv

*1, 6,734 *,*29,871 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

On my way to watch it soon

Mar 7, 2013 7:07 AM by Mr_Gutts

The fall of Magi.

I hope this will be an example for other animation studios to learn: NEVER MESS WITH MANGA STORYLINE.

Mar 7, 2013 4:56 AM by Reim_Seranth

*4, 24,949 24,949 Sword Art Online vol.5 Limited Edition

worth it .. great anime so far in year2012 =D

Mar 6, 2013 10:20 PM by Vendetta6th

BigSimo said:
those top 4 are the worst ever

Definitely.

Good to see that Jojo is selling relatively well, at least.

Mar 6, 2013 5:08 PM by Tenchio

Wow Sword Art Online, as usual, crushes the others. Damn I feel sorry for magi, it's one of my favorite mangas. I guess i will be expecting a second season of Sword Art Online in the near future. Those sales are immense! :)

Mar 6, 2013 1:48 PM by Nilsah

dtshyk said:
*1, 28,877 Girls und Panzer
*3, 17,520 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!


Nice to see that two of my favorite shows of 2012 is selling well. I really hope it will be a season 2 of both shows. (^_^)

Mar 5, 2013 11:24 PM by Hellhammar

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