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

by dtshyk
Mar 12, 2013 3:32 AM | 74 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for March 4th - 10th.

Blu-ray
*1, 42,880 42,880 Nekomonogatari: Kuro vol.1 Limited Edition
*2, *2,358 *2,358 GJ-bu vol.1
*3, *1,941 33,536 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
*4, *1,882 26,831 Sword Art Online vol.5 Limited Edition
*5, *1,845 *1,845 Ookami to Koushinryou Blu-ray Box
*6, *1,103 10,359 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Blu-ray + DVD
*7, **,897 **,897 Ixion Saga DT vol.4
*8, **,840 *4,796 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru vol.1 Limited Edition
*9, **,729 *8,776 Little Busters! vol.3 Limited Edition
10, **,710 23,463 Biohazard: Damnation Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 6,843 *,**6,843 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.3
*2, 5,654 *,**5,654 Nekomonogatari: Kuro vol.1 Limited Edition
*3, 3,645 *,*33,516 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
*4, 2,028 *,**2,028 One Piece 15th Season vol.4
*5, 1,154 *,*24,160 Biohazard: Damnation
*6, 1,114 *,**1,114 Naruto: Shippuuden Kyubi Shoaku to Inga naru Kaiko no Sho vol.6
*7, *,841 *,***,841 Ixion Saga DT vol.4
*8, *,834 *,**3,743 Aikatsu! vol.1
*9, *,768 *,**7,396 Yorinuki Gintama-san On Theater 2D Kabuki-cho Shitenno Hen
10, *,718 *,*19,151 Kuroko no Basket vol.8
11, *,710 *,**4,414 Magi vol.3 Limited Edition
12, *,669 *,**6,565 Sword Art Online vol.5 Limited Edition
14, *,562 *,*10,171 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.4
15, *,547 1,182,026 Tonari no Totoro
17, *,467 *,**4,570 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.2 Limited Edition
19, *,443 *,**2,268 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru vol.1 Limited Edition
22, *,424 *,***,424 Fairy Tail vol.38
23, *,418 *,**5,896 Kamiusagi Rope 3
24, *,416 *,**5,738 Kamiusagi Rope 1
26, *,397 *,**5,503 Kamiusagi Rope Movie Standard Edition
28, *,387 *,**3,684 Hakuouki Reimeiroku vol.6 Limited Edition
29, *,375 *,*10,358 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.2
30, *,355 *,**6,433 Kamiusagi Rope 2

Single CD
*3, 34,718 34,718 Magi "Kagayaku Hoshi no Shita de"
*6, 20,965 20,965 Psycho-Pass "All Alone With You"
*7, 13,462 13,462 Love Live! School Idol Project "Korekara no Someday" "Wonder zone"
*9, 10,993 10,993 Psycho-Pass "Out of Control"
11, 10,028 10,028 Dokidoki! Precure "Happy Go Lucky! Doki Doki! Precure" "Kono Sora no Mukoh"
12, *9,099 77,883 Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dogu Hakubutsukan "Mirai no Museum"
18, *4,953 *4,953 Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER vol.10 Hibiki
19, *4,868 *4,868 Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER vol.9 Iori
33, *2,534 *2,534 Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home "Kagefumi"
40, *1,991 17,642 Love Live! School Idol Project "Susume→Tomorrow" "Start:Dash!!"
44, *1,607 38,310 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Bloody Stream"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 74 Comments Recent Comments

Cause Japanese Otaku have different tastes than White Otaku, and Japanese Otaku spend more money....its been that way for a very long time. Don't know why people are STILL surprised shows like GJ-bu, K-ON, A-Channel, are popular in Japan. Slice of Life and Moe anime are the safest sells... and white folks dont really buy into that.

Mar 18, 2013 4:47 PM by taj69

GJ-bu.
They just made Yuru Yuri again, only with a male lead and a lack of Yuri. I am not all that suprised that it underperformed.

Mar 17, 2013 5:51 AM by edl01

Yeyyyy,Sword Art Online is selling well,Season 2 please

Mar 16, 2013 7:06 AM by Rosaryn

With the floodgate of new title release, including first vol of some of the most talked-about series in this season, starting to open from next week, I think it is time to share some data I have gathered for Amazon Stalker BD+DVD vol.1 sales projection.

So far Stalker is spot-on for GJ-bu (2.9k projection, 2.4k actual sales) but underestimates a fair bit for OreShura (4.2k projection, 5.8k first week sales -- accumulated sales is 7.1k now).

For the remaining titles, here are the ranking sorted by projected first-week sales.

I have included the number of days left so for those with sales date that is further ahead, expect to see variation of the projection number over time so the final number when it is near the release date may be different. Also I add up the number of BD and DVD if the number is at least >300 (too low and it will not show up in Oricon and the sales won't get counted).

So here you go:

1. 10.1k Love Live (6 days)
2. 6.2k ViviPan (11 days)
3. 5.9k Haganai2 (11 days)
4. 5.8k OreShura - first week only
5. 5.1k Chihayafuru2 (67 days)
6. 4.7k Yama no Susume (69 days)
7. 4.3k MaoYuu (3 days)
8. 3.9k The Unlimited (4 days)
9. 3.7k Minamike4 (11 days)
9. 3.7k Tamako Market (4 days)
11. 3.6k Senyuu (40 days)
12. 3.4k PuchiMasu (10 days)
13. 3.0k Senran Kagura (11 days)
14. 2.8k Amnesia (11 days)
15. 2.5k Hakkenden (5 days)
16. 2.4k GJ-bu
17. 2.3k AKB0048 2nd (11 days)
18. 2.0k Mondaiji (13 days)
19. 1.7k Kotoura-san (11 days)
19. 1.7k D.C.III (4 days)
19. 1.7k Sasami-san (11 days)
19. 1.7k gdgd Fairies 2nd (12 days)
23. 1.6k Cuticle Tantei Inaba (11 days)
24. 1.3k Osaka Okan (35 days)
25. 1.1k Aimaimi (6 days)
26. 0.7k Mangirl (69 days)

One thing to note is that Tamako Market, Love Live and ViviPan are expected to be particularly skewed towards storefront sales model so Stalker is expected to underestimate the sales of these titles by larger margin than other titles.

Mar 15, 2013 6:26 AM by symbv

Ejc said:
He was talking about 2-cour anime averaging over 40k. Fate/Zero by itself was only 13eps or 1-cour. That is the reason why he stated the average of the 1st and 2nd season combined. Technically it wasn't 2-cour since there was a 3 month gap in airing but you can consider them as one for the purpose of the discussion.
It's more like split 2-cour. I won't really separate them apart since that 3 month gap was just for marketing + quality management, still the same project on the same line.

Mar 15, 2013 4:21 AM by Kitchiri

JoaoZangetsu said:
jmal said:
bippo said:
That said, I doubt the 2nd season will reach 50k at all. Did a 2-cour anime averaged 50k showed up excluding Eva??

The only 2+ cour anime over 40k since 2000 are:
68,735 - Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny
58,589 - Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED
46,147 - Macross Frontier
45,366 - Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
42,690 - Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

If you combine the two parts of Fate/Zero it would average about 49k.
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Fate/Zero did 52,133 in first season and 45,804 for second season... so i dont understand the logic here, lol.


He was talking about 2-cour anime averaging over 40k. Fate/Zero by itself was only 13eps or 1-cour. That is the reason why he stated the average of the 1st and 2nd season combined. Technically it wasn't 2-cour since there was a 3 month gap in airing but you can consider them as one for the purpose of the discussion.

Mar 14, 2013 1:32 AM by Ejc

JoaoZangetsu said:

Fate/Zero did 52,133 in first season and 45,804 for second season... so i dont understand the logic here, lol.
What do you not understand? jmal said that "If you combine the two parts of Fate/Zero it would average about 49k."

Mar 14, 2013 1:28 AM by symbv

jmal said:
bippo said:
That said, I doubt the 2nd season will reach 50k at all. Did a 2-cour anime averaged 50k showed up excluding Eva??

The only 2+ cour anime over 40k since 2000 are:
68,735 - Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny
58,589 - Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED
46,147 - Macross Frontier
45,366 - Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
42,690 - Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

If you combine the two parts of Fate/Zero it would average about 49k.
.


Fate/Zero did 52,133 in first season and 45,804 for second season... so i dont understand the logic here, lol.

Mar 14, 2013 1:19 AM by JoaoZangetsu

Mr_Gutts said:
*3, 34,718 34,718 Magi "Kagayaku Hoshi no Shita de"
I'm pretty sure that i know this 1 and i'm surprise that unicorn gundam is not there

Unicorn isn't out yet wait until march 22

Mar 13, 2013 3:47 PM by mistress_kisara

*3, 34,718 34,718 Magi "Kagayaku Hoshi no Shita de"
I'm pretty sure that i know this 1 and i'm surprise that unicorn gundam is not there

Mar 13, 2013 12:04 PM by Mr_Gutts

Why da fu is Oreshura selling so well

Mar 12, 2013 10:29 PM by QuiGonJon

Damn Shaft, look at you raking in all the cash.

Mar 12, 2013 8:35 PM by Sanguis

jmal said:
shigeru212 said:
So the consensus is that GJ-bu underperformed.

What are the chances this show gets licensed? Will these unimpressive sales numbers even further dampen the chances that someone picks this show up?

Licensors will grab literally anything if it's cheap enough - and an underperforming show may be cheaper to license because it isn't as in demand. I don't pay attention to the R1 industry anymore but what news I do inadvertantly read makes it clear to me that there's no real correlation between sales and likelihood of getting licensed.

I mean, didn't Kill Me Baby get licensed?
It also matters who holds international rights. In the case of Kill Me Baby, it was TBS, whom Sentai has a VERY CLOSE relationship with and it was a cheap license/package deal/whatever for it. GJ-bu is held by NTV, who haven't had a lot of NA titles released lately, so I wouldn't count on it being released in North America. They've done well for streaming through Crunchy though.

Mar 12, 2013 7:24 PM by ultimatemegax

So the consensus is that GJ-bu underperformed.

What are the chances this show gets licensed? Will these unimpressive sales numbers even further dampen the chances that someone picks this show up?

Mar 12, 2013 7:11 PM by shigeru212

Just you watch, next week Gundam Unicorn 6 will be at the top

Mar 12, 2013 6:45 PM by OrangePal

Well, having Spice and Wolf in a top 10 makes me happy.

BRING ON SEASON 3

Mar 12, 2013 5:37 PM by who_dat_ninja

Wow, neko almost hit 50k sales! And it's nice to see Initial D on top.

Mar 12, 2013 5:20 PM by SilentTruth

dtshyk said:

*3, 34,718 34,718 Magi "Kagayaku Hoshi no Shita de"
*9, 10,993 10,993 Psycho-Pass "Out of Control"
12, *9,099 77,883 Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dogu Hakubutsukan "Mirai no Museum"
33, *2,534 *2,534 Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home "Kagefumi"

Oh, it's already out? Kagefumi.

Mar 12, 2013 5:00 PM by tsubasalover

hpulley said:
NeoAnkara said:
I still belive A-chan will boost OreShura sales.


Not just her character, the last few episodes have been much better IMO. Not enough for me to import as I never want to see the note book reading torture again but I am reading the manga and will buy the light novels if, as expected, it is an open ending. I really don't need more reading on my backlog but I just have to know how these things turn out!

At least Sakurasou novel series is almost done, that will be one less series, one more book after nine came out this week . It is good, really good!
In the last few episode the amount of notebook scene is reduced so I have a good faith about it's sale.

Mar 12, 2013 4:17 PM by NeoAnkara

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