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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for April 22 - 28

by dtshyk
Apr 30, 2013 1:27 AM | 117 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for April 22nd - 28th.

Blu-ray
*1, 312,842 312,842 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
*2, *28,410 *28,410 Girls und Panzer vol.4
*3, *21,849 *21,849 Sword Art Online vol.7 Limited Edition
*4, *15,249 *15,249 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.2 Limited Edition
*5, *13,457 *13,457 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.4 Limited Edition
*6, *13,416 *13,416 Macross FB7: Ginga Rukon - Ore no Uta wo Kike! Limited Edition
*7, **7,453 **7,453 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja Limited Edition
*8, **7,309 **7,309 Hyouka vol.11 Limited Edition
*9, **7,289 **7,289 Little Busters! vol.5 Limited Edition
10, **6,981 **6,981 To LoveRu Darkness vol.5 Limited Edition
11, **5,515 **5,515 Vividred Operation vol.2 Limited Edition
12, **5,024 **5,024 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb vol.5 Limited Edition

DVD
*1, 120,826 120,826 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
*2, *12,925 *12,925 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja Limited Edition
*3, **7,435 **7,435 Gintama': Enchousen vol.3 Limited Edition
*4, **7,097 **7,097 New Prince of Tennis vol.7
*5, **6,276 **6,276 Hetalia: The Beautiful World vol.1 Limited Edition
*6, **4,866 **4,866 Sword Art Online vol.7 Limited Edition
*7, **3,126 **3,126 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.4 Limited Edition
*8, **2,537 **2,537 Magi vol.5 Limited Edition
*9, **2,314 **2,314 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja Standard Edition
10, **2,254 **2,254 Amnesia vol.2 Limited Edition
11, **2,129 **2,129 Macross FB7: Ginga Rukon - Ore no Uta wo Kike!
12, **1,951 **1,951 To LoveRu Darkness vol.5 Limited Edition
13, **1,776 **1,776 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun DVD Box vol.2
14, **1,748 **1,748 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun DVD Box vol.1
15, **1,541 **1,541 Girls und Panzer vol.4
16, **1,438 **1,438 Little Busters! vol.5 Limited Edition
17, **1,191 **1,191 Cuticle Tantei Inaba vol.2
18, **1,068 **1,068 Hyouka vol.11 Limited Edition
19, **1,061 **1,061 Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke vol.2 Limited Edition
20, **1,004 **1,004 Senyuu. vol.1
21, ***,990 ***,990 Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb vol.5 Limited Edition
22, ***,987 *58,945 MS Gundam UC vol.6
23, ***,919 ***,919 Shirokuma Cafe vol.10
24, ***,838 ***,838 Hiiro no Kakera 2nd season vol.4
25, ***,833 ***,833 Vividred Operation vol.2 Limited Edition
26, ***,727 ***,727 Hakkenden vol.2
27, ***,689 ***,689 Smile Precure! vol.13
29, ***,669 **8,760 Initial-D Fifth Stage vo.4
30, ***,662 ***,662 Smile Precure! vol.14

Single CD
*3, *50,845 *50,845 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% "MAji Love 2000%"
*5, *27,132 *27,132 The IDOLM@STER Live Theater Performance vol.1
*8, *17,382 *17,382 Prince of Tennis musical stage "We are always together"
*9, *11,688 *11,688 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W "Koi wa Chaos no Shimobee Nari"
13, **6,976 **6,976 Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san "Nanatsu no Umi yori Kimi no Umi"
14, **6,893 **6,893 Suisei no Gargantia "Kono Sekai wo Bokura wa Matteita"
15, **6,684 *31,229 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. "reunion"
20, **4,387 **4,387 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 2nd A's "Snow Rain ~unison~trilogy~"
22, **4,354 *20,047 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. "Fantastic future"
23, **3,780 **3,780 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W "Yotte S.O.S." "Wonder Nanda? Kataomoi"
26, **3,371 **3,371 Tiger & Bunny Single Relay Project vol.2
27, **3,357 **3,357 New Prince of Tennis "Side-by-Side"
29, **3,330 *60,327 AKB0048 Next Stage "Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu"
30, **3,231 **3,231 Hataraku Maou-sama! "Zero!!"
31, **3,106 **3,106 Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu "Anata no Eranda Kono Toki wo"
34, **2,773 **2,773 Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu "Itsumo Kono Basho de"
36, **2,690 *35,334 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% "Canon"
43, **2,229 **6,585 Yuyushiki "Se-no!!" "Affection"

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 117 Comments Recent Comments

^ Hmm, 2.5D doesn't feel quite right here, 2.25D? Seiyuu Inception LOL

May 6, 2013 12:58 PM by hpulley

^ sure, that's probably easier to understand, haha. I still haven't completely figured out this whole 2.5-D idol thing!

Yeah, the voice credits (for the characters voiced by μ's at least) are listed like, "Ryuuzaki Crouwel (CV: Kosaka Honoka (CV: Nitta Emi))." I found this out a few weeks ago when I stumbled across the album on iTunes and I still think it's pretty strange to see. XD

I haven't played the game so I'm not really sure, but I THINK Nico managed to nab the female lead? Man, she'd be so damn smug about that, ahaha.

May 6, 2013 12:36 PM by Umeko

Umeko said:

Well they're not μ's as μ's, they're μ's as seiyuu for the game characters.

So basically the real seiyuu aren't acting out the Love Live's characters, they're acting out the Love Live's characters acting out the game characters.

Does this sound better? XD
If I interpret you right, Honoka is now a Seiyuu for the game. Lol real group like AKB48 can be Seiyuu, why wouldn't real/fictional group like Muse?! This can be a nice plot for Love Live season 2.

May 6, 2013 11:50 AM by ThangLong

ThangLong said:
Maybe they had to appear in different manerisms to fit this particular production.

Well they're not μ's as μ's, they're μ's as seiyuu for the game characters.

So basically the real seiyuu aren't acting out the μ's characters, they're acting out the μ's characters acting out the game characters.

It kind of makes my head spin no matter how many times I think of it, haha.

May 6, 2013 11:31 AM by Umeko

^ listened to all the samples; you've made the right decision. The vocal is too soft for my tastes, the vibes and energy is nothing like other Muse's songs. Even though it said featuring Muse, I barely recognize their voices. Maybe they had to appear in different manerisms to fit this particular production. That said, Track 3 and 4 are pretty good.

May 6, 2013 11:27 AM by ThangLong

ThangLong said:
hpulley said:
61, 1,589 1,589 Love Live! "Tenshi-tachi no Fukuin"

How did I miss that one? Perhaps because it is music for a game???

Listening to the samples it isn't their best work IMO. Might skip that one.

Whew, at first I thought you were talking about this song

It can't be, because the song is very good imo! :) This is an additional for Vol 3 Blu-ray
。。。

No, this album:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00BGE4OWY

Samples can be played. Not sure how much freedom they had with the music or lyrics or if they were just singing the stuff but listening to the samples did not make me want to add it to my u's collection.

May 6, 2013 10:53 AM by hpulley

^ hmm.. you're right. 18K is a closer figure. But in the long run, I think 20K is reachable.

May 6, 2013 10:52 AM by ThangLong

hpulley said:
61, 1,589 1,589 Love Live! "Tenshi-tachi no Fukuin"

How did I miss that one? Perhaps because it is music for a game???

Listening to the samples it isn't their best work IMO. Might skip that one.

Whew, at first I thought you were talking about this song

It can't be, because the song is very good imo! :) This is an additional for Vol 3 Blu-ray

The ranking pretty much held stable throughout the week. Love Live vol 2 did get over SAO vol 7 in the last couple days, showing its usual strong tail end. What I'm interested in is whether Love Live 2 can reach 20K tomorrow.

GaruPan came back pretty strong after the restocking issue has been cleared a bit. I'm waiting to see how much both volumes will surpass SAO 7

JoJo 4 had surged over Love Live for 2 days, then downed again. Not sure if it's due to stocking issues of JoJo or Love Live, but that's pretty interesting.

Finally, Eva 3.33 is still running strong. If no big title is coming out next week, Eva can hold the 1st rank three weeks in a row xD Even though sales for vol 3 is down, this should be a congratulatory datum.

Btw, thanks you Ejc and @symbv, glad you are back :)

May 6, 2013 10:38 AM by ThangLong

symbv said:
^ I guess I should not have used "Love Live!" in the name because it is only about the group μ's and not about the game/anime of Love Live. I have corrected the description now.


Thanks. That must be why I didn't see it either, my searches are all for LoveLive!, not u's. And apparently no one who shops for LoveLive! like I do on amazon bought that disc as it never showed up on any of the recommended lists or related products or "other people bought" lists that they constantly throw in my face...

May 6, 2013 7:14 AM by hpulley

^ I guess I should not have used "Love Live!" in the name because it is only about the group μ's and not about the game/anime of Love Live. I have corrected the description now.

May 6, 2013 4:03 AM by symbv

61, 1,589 1,589 Love Live! "Tenshi-tachi no Fukuin"

How did I miss that one? Perhaps because it is music for a game???

Listening to the samples it isn't their best work IMO. Might skip that one.

May 6, 2013 3:31 AM by hpulley

Oricon Daily Top 20 BD/Top 30 DVD Rankings for Apr 29~May 5. The preliminary sales list will be out tomorrow afternoon.

DVD Daily
*29 *30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5  週
**2 **2 **2 **2 **2 **2 **2 | -- | Eva 3.33
**7 *14 *21 *20 *12 *14 *22 | -- | ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-
*** *11 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Naruto Shippuden Shinobigatana Shichininshuu no Shou 2
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ixion Saga DT 6
*17 *25 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama 7
*25 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hetalia The Beautiful World 1
*29 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | SAO 7

BD Daily
*29 *30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5  週
**1 **2 **2 **1 **1 **1 **1 | -- | Eva 3.33
*19 *17 *** *** **3 **4 *12 | -- | GaruPan 4
*** *** *** **6 *10 *11 *** | -- | GaruPan 3
**6 *11 *16 *17 *** *20 *** | -- | Love Live! 2
**7 *14 *15 *11 *17 *** *** | -- | JoJo 4
**2 **6 *12 *14 *18 *** *** | -- | SAO 7
*** *** *14 *** *** *** *** | -- | Toshokan Sensou BOX
*** **4 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | GJ-bu 3
*** **5 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Kotoura-san 2
*** **9 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ixion Saga DT 6
*13 *20 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Little Busters! 5
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-
*11 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Macross FB7
*14 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | To LOVE-Ru Darkness 5
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hyouka 11

May 6, 2013 3:03 AM by Ejc

Just in case anybody wants the album chart from last week:

*9, 6,713 6,713 Stylips "The Lightning Celebration"
10, 6,486 6,486 angela "ZERO"
21, 4,085 4,085 Nintama Rantaro: Drama CD "Gonensei no Dan"
27, 3,279 3,279 IS Infinite Stratos: Original Drama Series vol.1 feat. Shinonono Houki "Swinging in the Rain"
34, 2,732 2,732 Karneval: Drama CD "Sorezore no Toki"
52, 1,864 1,864 Minamike Tadaima: Character Song Album "Minaike no Minauta"
61, 1,589 1,589 PS3 Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox Character Song Album feat. μ's "Tenshi-tachi no Fukuin"
64, 1,523 1,523 Psycho-Pass: Radio CD "Kouankyoku Keijika 24-ji Haru no Koutsuu Anzenn SP"
65, 1,519 9,800 Takagi Ayahi "relation"
74, 1,338 1,338 Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Drama CD feat. Hidaka Rina, Kobayashi Yuu, Uchida Marei "Watashi ga Erabu, Ashita no Watashi"
75, 1,333 1,333 Drama CD "Persona 4 The Golden" vol.2
79, 1,270 1,270 Drama CD "Danbooru Senki 'Senshi-tachi no Kyuuiki'"
82, 1,183 9,345 Yakushima Ruetsuko "Radio Onsen Eutopia"
85, 1,144 32,962 Love Live! μ's Best Album Best Live! collection
(cut-off 1000)


Also singles that is after #50 but still sold more than 1000 copies:

51, 1,885 14,501 Karneval OP "Hen'ai no Rondo"
54, 1,767 *7,177 OreGairu OP "Yukitoki"
61, 1,570 21,602 The IdolM@ster "Cinderella M@ster Onegai! Cinderella"
66, 1,249 *1,249 RDG OP "Small World Drop"
72, 1,108 *2,989 Majestic Prince OP "Watashi wa Souzou-suru"
76, 1,024 22,431 Love Live! insert song "No brand girls / Start:Dash!!"
77, 1,012 *1,012 Samurai Bride OP "Ai Do"
78, 1,007 *1,007 PhotoKano ED "Smile F"
(cut-off 1000)

May 5, 2013 11:53 PM by symbv

^ Just a hundred copies low for the new DVD and Bluray volumes. It will catch up with the other ones.

May 5, 2013 8:12 AM by bippo

Recently smile precure has low sales.

May 5, 2013 4:49 AM by minimiau

Oricon Daily Top 20 BD/Top 30 DVD Rankings for May 4.

GaruPan v4 continues to rank high. v3 ranks for the 3rd day in a row.

Love Live! v2 is back just barely.

DVD Daily
*29 *30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5  週
**2 **2 **2 **2 **2 **2 *** | -- | Eva 3.33
**7 *14 *21 *20 *12 *14 *** | -- | ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-
*** *11 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Naruto Shippuden Shinobigatana Shichininshuu no Shou 2
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ixion Saga DT 6
*17 *25 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama 7
*25 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hetalia The Beautiful World 1
*29 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | SAO 7

BD Daily
*29 *30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5  週
**1 **2 **2 **1 **1 **1 *** | -- | Eva 3.33
*19 *17 *** *** **3 **4 *** | -- | GaruPan 4
*** *** *** **6 *10 *11 *** | -- | GaruPan 3
**6 *11 *16 *17 *** *20 *** | -- | Love Live! 2
**7 *14 *15 *11 *17 *** *** | -- | JoJo 4
**2 **6 *12 *14 *18 *** *** | -- | SAO 7
*** *** *14 *** *** *** *** | -- | Toshokan Sensou BOX
*** **4 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | GJ-bu 3
*** **5 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Kotoura-san 2
*** **9 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ixion Saga DT 6
*13 *20 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Little Busters! 5
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-
*11 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Macross FB7
*14 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | To LOVE-Ru Darkness 5
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hyouka 11

May 5, 2013 3:03 AM by Ejc

Bayonette said:
hpulley said:
No surprise, the BD No Shows include:
BTOOOM! 6
Sukitte Ii Na Yo 5
Code:Breaker v5
Galaxy Angel BD box
Akane Iro BD box
Idol Densetsu Eriko BD box


Does this include Sakurasou too?


No, Sakurasou ranked, not high but it is there:
33 -- **2,062 **2,062 **1 Sakurasou no Petto na Kanojo Vol.4

I bought my copy. Love it! Nyapparon!

May 4, 2013 8:08 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
No surprise, the BD No Shows include:
BTOOOM! 6
Sukitte Ii Na Yo 5
Code:Breaker v5
Galaxy Angel BD box
Akane Iro BD box
Idol Densetsu Eriko BD box


Does this include Sakurasou too?

May 4, 2013 8:06 AM by Bayonette

Oricon Daily Top 20 BD/Top 30 DVD Rankings for May 3.

GaruPan v3 continues on ranking now. v4 is back with a nice rank... probably some more have been delivered from residual stock on Amazon, or from another retailer.

DVD Daily
*29 *30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5  週
**2 **2 **2 **2 **2 *** *** | -- | Eva 3.33
**7 *14 *21 *20 *12 *** *** | -- | ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-
*** *11 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Naruto Shippuden Shinobigatana Shichininshuu no Shou 2
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ixion Saga DT 6
*17 *25 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama 7
*25 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hetalia The Beautiful World 1
*29 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | SAO 7

BD Daily
*29 *30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5  週
**1 **2 **2 **1 **1 *** *** | -- | Eva 3.33
*19 *17 *** *** **3 *** *** | -- | GaruPan 4
*** *** *** **6 *10 *** *** | -- | GaruPan 3
**7 *14 *15 *11 *17 *** *** | -- | JoJo 4
**2 **6 *12 *14 *18 *** *** | -- | SAO 7
**6 *11 *16 *17 *** *** *** | -- | Love Live! 2
*** *** *14 *** *** *** *** | -- | Toshokan Sensou BOX
*** **4 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | GJ-bu 3
*** **5 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Kotoura-san 2
*** **9 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Ixion Saga DT 6
*13 *20 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Little Busters! 5
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE-
*11 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Macross FB7
*14 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | To LOVE-Ru Darkness 5
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hyouka 11

May 4, 2013 3:05 AM by Ejc

jmal said:
SatelliteCannon said:
Have any of the volumes reached market saturation, or are they all supply-capped?

Vol. 1 is 100% capped, it can't rank at all anymore unless a few stragglers hit the mid-year ranking. Bandai Visual is going to be (or already is?) restocking it at their web store but that store doesn't report to Oricon os the sales wont count. It's been out of stock at Amazon for a long time. It's stuck at 29,300 for BD only, DVDs never ranked.

Vol. 2 last ranked in the 2013 04/15~04/21 list with 349 BDs, but is currently out of stock at Amazon. Currently 31,482 and may or may not go higher before the REs are released.


The deadline for securing (from that encore pressing) a Vol 1 and Vol 2 Limited Edition BD from the Bandai Visual online store is May 12, 2013. It'll be delivered on June 10, 2013. It is sold at exactly the list price of ¥7,350.

After May 12... I guess the only ways to get a copy is by paying the currently inflated prices on Amazon from a reseller or buy the Regular Edition BD or the DVD instead.

May 3, 2013 8:36 PM by Ejc

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