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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for May 20 - 26

by symbv
May 28, 2013 3:34 AM | 135 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for May 20th - 26th

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

Blu-ray
*1, 21,061 *21,061 Sword Art Online vol.8
*2, *9,304 **9,304 009 Re:Cyborg - Limited Edition
*3, *5,239 **5,239 Psycho-Pass vol.6
*4, *5,018 **5,018 HIdamari Sketch x Honeycomb vol.6
*5, *4,389 368,999 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
*6, *3,707 **3,707 Yama no Susume
*7, *3,530 **3,530 009 Re:Cyborg - Regular Edition
*8, *3,385 **3,385 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse vol.9
*9, *3,231 **3,231 Joshiraku vol.6
10, *3,080 **3,080 Minami-ke Tadaima vol.3
11, *2,689 **2,689 Chihayafuru 2 BD Box vol.1
12, *2,124 **2,124 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru vol.4
13, *1,903 **1,903 One Piece Film Z Rendou Tokubetsu-hen: Z no Yabou
14, *1,736 **1,736 gdgd Fairies 2 vol.3
(cut-off 1,736)


DVD
*1, 6,572 *,**6,572 Gintama': Enchousen vol.4
*2, 4,527 *,**4,527 Sword Art Online vol.8
*3, 4,244 *,**4,244 009 Re:Cyborg - Limited Edition
*4, 3,266 *,159,744 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
*5, 2,899 *,**2,899 One Piece Film Z Rendou Tokubetsu-hen: Z no Yabou
*6, 2,234 *,**2,234 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic vol.6
*7, 1,359 *,**1,359 Psycho-Pass vol.6
*8, 1,009 *,**1,009 HIdamari Sketch x Honeycomb vol.6
*9, *,881 *,***,881 Shirokuma Cafe vol.11
10, *,584 *,***,584 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse vol.9
11, *,575 *,***,575 Joshiraku vol.6
12, *,572 *,***,572 Chihayafuru 2 DVD Box vol.1
13, *,566 *,**8,712 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.5
14, *,510 *,***,510 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun vol.7
15, *,504 *,***,504 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru vol.4
16, *,489 1,189,360 Tonari no Totoro
17, *,464 *,*18,032 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja
18, *,420 *,***,420 Zetsuen no Tempest vol.5
19, *,368 *,*10,848 Kamiusagi Rope 3
20, *,355 *,200,693 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
21, *,350 *,***,350 Detective Conan Part 21 vol.4
22, *,349 *,***,349 Minami-ke Tadaima vol.3
23, *,340 *,*10,713 Kamiusagi Rope
(cut-off 340)


CD Single
*5, 26,425 *26,425 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Ren Jinguji"
*6, 23,281 *23,281 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Master 020 Sachiko Koshimizu "To My Darling..."
*7, 22,853 *22,853 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Master 018 Nana Abe "Meruhen Debut"
*8, 22,507 137,581 Kakumeiki Valvrave OP "Preserved Roses"
10, 19,969 *19,939 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Master 019 Minami Nitta "Venus Syndrome"
11, 17,345 *17,345 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Master 017 Miria Akagi "Romantic Now"
12, 17,114 *17,114 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Master 016 Akane Hino "Nekketsu Otome A"
14, 13,169 *13,169 Tanken Driland: 1000-nen no Mahou ED "Step & Go / Candy Room"
17, *9,907 **9,907 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 TV ED "Aikotoba"
18, *8,955 **8,955 Toyosaki Aki "Flip Flop"
19, *4,967 *31,085 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Otoya Ittoki"
22, *4,696 *39,869 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S OP "sister's noise"
24, *4,325 103,029 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! theme song "RPG"
25, *4,283 **4,283 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W Ending Song Series 2 "Kirari wake Lychee / Sister, Friend, Lover"
29, *3,863 **3,863 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. ED "Hello Alone"
31, *3,732 **3,732 Arata Kangatari ED "The Misfit Go"
34, *3,254 **3,254 Devil Survivor 2 The Animation ED "Trauma"
35, *2,975 **2,975 Hataraku Maou-sama! ED "Sankaku EP"
43, *2,349 **2,349 Suisei no Gargantia ED "Sora to Kimi no Message"
44, *2,323 *25,958 Saint☆Onii-san (Movie) theme song "Gag"
45, *2,189 *13,794 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S ED "Grow Slowly"
46, *2,178 *30,083 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Masato Hijirikawa"
51, *1,864 *20,229 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. ED "Baby Sweet Berry Love"
55, *1,719 *70,291 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% theme song "MAji Love 2000%"
58, *1,651 *10,206 Karneval ED "Reason"
61, *1,592 *14,473 Danchi Tomoo ED "Katamoi. ~Linaria~"
62, *1,588 **1,588 Mushibugyou ED "Ichizu"
64, *1,527 *12,453 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Second OP "Kagami no Dual.ism"
66, *1,448 *31,263 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Syo Kurusu"
67, *1,421 **1,421 DD Hokuto no Ken OP & ED "Shift to Jikyuu to, tsuideni Ai wo Torimodose!!"
69, *1,379 *12,796 Shingeki no Kyojin ED "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai"
71, *1,311 **7,325 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 OP "Uchuu Senkan Yamato"
72, *1,296 **1,296 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen ED "Yume Yume Express"
75, *1,243 **9,679 Date A Live OP "Date A Live"
77, *1,161 **7,211 Hetalia Character CD II Vol.2 "Nihon (Takahashi Hiroki) Anata ni Kyou mo Hohoemi wo"
78, *1,149 *12,761 Yuyushiki OP & ED "Se-no!! / Affection"
79, *1,140 **1,140 Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live insert song "Boy Meets Girl"
82, *1,045 *26,617 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko OP "Fantastic future"
86, *1,013 *19,789 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W OP "Koi wa Chaos no Shimobee Nari"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
55, 1,298 1,298 Shiina Hekiru "Ermitage"
61, 1,148 1,148 marble "Mirai Scope"
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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I hate to bump an old sales thread, but I've seen 5+ year necrobumps go unnoticed. This pales in comparison~
DraconisMarch said:
Poor Joshiraku.
I'd normally vehemetly disagree with anything you post, especially with regard to sales and how only "shitty" anime are selling and whatnot.

However, it was this post that alerted me to the existence and my subsequent viewing of Joshiraku, a show I now consider a truly underrated classic. As such, I'd like to thank you as I'm sure I may have never come across it had it not been for this post here (of course I could have just commented on your profile...).

Jul 15, 2013 9:36 AM by AndyRayy

symbv said:
dbaranyi said:
I only hope that they don't give up on the releases before all of the BDs are out - I love the first 5 that I've bought so far.
I never heard of a case when BD release for later volume gets cancelled right out because of poor sales. It is something that links directly to the reputation of the production company and the studio. Anyone who does it is almost guaranteed to be harshly criticized by anime fans, even those who do not watch the show much less its fans, for a long long time.


BTW - do you have any opinions/guesses as why the Zetsuen no Tempest anime is selling so poorly? The 9th manga release has sold around 100,000 copies, so the manga seems fairly popular.

Jun 3, 2013 1:05 PM by dbaranyi

It is kind of odd but it really seems like the fate is sealed in the first five minutes of the show and the first few weeks of presales most of the time. You have rare cases like Girls and Panzer but for the most part the decision to buy seems to be very early and quick. Just the odd person watches the 13th episode and then decides to buy the show.

You can ruin it too of course like Magi which started strong, strayed from the manga and dropped like a rock in later volumes.

Jun 4, 2013 3:17 AM by hpulley

symbv said:
dbaranyi said:
BTW - do you have any opinions/guesses as why the Zetsuen no Tempest anime is selling so poorly? The 9th manga release has sold around 100,000 copies, so the manga seems fairly popular.
Basically the fortune of the anime was sealed in the first couple of episodes when fans deemed it old style, slow-paced and boring.

(clipping...)

Anyway, the manga of Tempest is reasonably popular. The good sales of the the last volume (I consider over 100,000 of sales to be good) indeed reflects some effect from the anime. At the end for an adaptation work, the boost of sales of the original material can matter even more than the sale of the BD/DVD of the anime itself.


I guess that I am an "old style" anime fan <g> - I liked the anime and the manga and have been buying both.

Thanks for the comments.

Jun 4, 2013 2:51 AM by dbaranyi

dbaranyi said:
BTW - do you have any opinions/guesses as why the Zetsuen no Tempest anime is selling so poorly? The 9th manga release has sold around 100,000 copies, so the manga seems fairly popular.
Basically the fortune of the anime was sealed in the first couple of episodes when fans deemed it old style, slow-paced and boring. The character design also did not excite the fans too much -- its style seems to appeal to female but it does not go all the way to the female otaku style. It is only after Samon revealed to be not only not a "last boss" but actually a funnily clumsy "moe character" that interests for the series jumped. The episodes about the mind game about whether to save the princess languishing in a time trap got good feedback and the switch to love comedy with the revelation of the tree's purposes also got favorable reception, but by then it was too late. People still watched the show but they did not feel the urge to buy the disc.

Actually something similar also happened to Shinsekai yori, the feedback for the last third of that series is much more enthusiastic than the first third, and its poor sales were pretty much decided by the ambivalent reception it got at the early stage of the series.

Anyway, the manga of Tempest is reasonably popular. The good sales of the the last volume (I consider over 100,000 of sales to be good) indeed reflects some effect from the anime. At the end for an adaptation work, the boost of sales of the original material can matter even more than the sale of the BD/DVD of the anime itself.

Jun 3, 2013 8:42 PM by symbv

jmal said:
Hoppy said:
I'd love to see 2001-2003 sales (if possible) sometime.

I'll get to them... someday. In the meantime the [DVDBD Sales Wiki has them, just in Japanese and not sorted by sales. The thing about when you start to get back more than a decade ago (or even sooner) is that Oricon was less comprehensive/released less data so it was harder for titles to rank. So it's tough to compare sales back then to now, especially for titles under 5k.


Thanks

Jun 3, 2013 3:22 PM by Hoppy

dbaranyi said:
BTW - do you have any opinions/guesses as why the Zetsuen no Tempest anime is selling so poorly? The 9th manga release has sold around 100,000 copies, so the manga seems fairly popular.
100,000 isn't that much. BTOOOM! sells that much but only sells 300 discs. Shingeki no Kyojin sells over 1,000,000 copies per. Heck, Chihayafuru sells 400,000 copies per and yet it only sold over 3200 copies of its boxed set....

Jun 3, 2013 1:10 PM by hpulley

symbv said:
dbaranyi said:
I only hope that they don't give up on the releases before all of the BDs are out - I love the first 5 that I've bought so far.
I never heard of a case when BD release for later volume gets cancelled right out because of poor sales. It is something that links directly to the reputation of the production company and the studio. Anyone who does it is almost guaranteed to be harshly criticized by anime fans, even those who do not watch the show much less its fans, for a long long time.


BTW - do you have any opinions/guesses as why the Zetsuen no Tempest anime is selling so poorly? The 9th manga release has sold around 100,000 copies, so the manga seems fairly popular.

Jun 3, 2013 1:05 PM by dbaranyi

dbarany said:
...
HPulley is not alone in have "unique" sets of "unloved" anime releases <g> - I think that half of my collection consists of obscure series. For example, I wonder how many other people actually bought the "Saint October" series, or "Hidamari no Ki"? (Or back to laser disc days with things like "Highschool Aurabuster")
"Hidamari no Ki" is probably too old but "Saint October" like "Sukitte Ii na Yo" never ranked though back then we only got the initial rankings. Poor "Sukitte Ii Na Yo" hasn't even ranked with the benefit of the top 100 later in the week that we get now though I think the first volume just missed out on the top 100 so you never know, though some days I wonder if it is better not to know just how unloved it is. BTOOOM! ranked once or twice so I know just how unloved it is... 345 as the lowest ranked of the season, only above "Sukitte" and right below "Shinsekai Yori" all three of which I bought. I sure know how to pick 'em!

Jun 3, 2013 12:38 PM by hpulley

I remember years ago a Japanese anime DVD release that was shifted from 1 release per month to 2 releases per month near the end of its release run. (I can't immediately remember which series) I vaguely remember that the sales for that series did poorly too.

HPulley is not alone in have "unique" sets of "unloved" anime releases <g> - I think that half of my collection consists of obscure series. For example, I wonder how many other people actually bought the "Saint October" series, or "Hidamari no Ki"? (Or back to laser disc days with things like "Highschool Aurabuster")

Jun 3, 2013 12:25 PM by dbaranyi

dbaranyi said:
I only hope that they don't give up on the releases before all of the BDs are out - I love the first 5 that I've bought so far.
I never heard of a case when BD release for later volume gets cancelled right out because of poor sales. It is something that links directly to the reputation of the production company and the studio. Anyone who does it is almost guaranteed to be harshly criticized by anime fans, even those who do not watch the show much less its fans, for a long long time.

Jun 3, 2013 11:05 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
Can anyone remember a case where a japanese company simply cancelled the rest of the discs due to low sales or for another reason? Some last discs have been delayed indefinitely for the same reason why I suppose is almost the same as being cancelled.

Some releases have shifted from singles to boxsets but I'm not aware of anything being outright cancelled. At least for late night or prime time anime, which is all I pay attention to.

Jun 3, 2013 10:20 AM by jmal

dbaranyi said:
I only hope that they don't give up on the releases before all of the BDs are out

I don't think this has ever happened before, so you should be fine. Even shows that sell less than Zetsuten always finish.

Jun 3, 2013 10:19 AM by jmal

dbaranyi said:
I continue to be utterly astounded at how badly the sales have been forZetsuen no Tempest. The producers must be losing a ton of money on every volume released.

I only hope that they don't give up on the releases before all of the BDs are out - I love the first 5 that I've bought so far.
Sukitte Ii na Yo failed to rank EVEN ONCE and yet they brought out all 6 volumes. I know as I bought them and for all I know I have the only complete set in existance... For the most part even if they only sell a few hundred I think the Bluray sales will give them some money. Most of the money has already been spent.

Can anyone remember a case where a japanese company simply cancelled the rest of the discs due to low sales or for another reason? Some last discs have been delayed indefinitely for the same reason why I suppose is almost the same as being cancelled.

Could be one of a kind...

Sukitte Ii Na Yo (BD 1-6 complete) by hpulley, on Flickr

Jun 3, 2013 10:19 AM by hpulley

I continue to be utterly astounded at how badly the sales have been forZetsuen no Tempest. The producers must be losing a ton of money on every volume released.

I only hope that they don't give up on the releases before all of the BDs are out - I love the first 5 that I've bought so far.

Jun 3, 2013 10:15 AM by dbaranyi

Oricon Daily Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for May 27~June 2. The preliminary sales list will be out tomorrow afternoon.

The GaruPan related DVDs for the JSDF has ranked on the last day of this week for the 3rd week in a row? #2~4 for DVDs on June 2.

http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/dg/d/2013-06-02/

DVD Daily
*27 *28 *29 *30 *31 **1 **2  週
**6 *30 **8 *12 *11 **7 **6 | -- | Eva 3.33
**1 **4 **5 **9 **8 **6 *18 | -- | Yamato 2199 5
*** *** *** **2 **7 **9 *** | -- | JoJo 5
**3 *21 **6 **7 **9 *13 *** | -- | Karneval 1
*** *11 *11 *** *17 *17 *** | -- | To LOVE-Ru Darkness 6
*** *22 *14 *15 *21 *25 *** | -- | AMNESIA 6
*** *18 *17 *25 *** *27 *** | -- | Little Busters! 6
*24 *** *** *** *28 *28 *** | -- | 009 RE:CYBORG
*** *** *** *10 *27 *** *** | -- | Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 1
*** *** *15 *27 *** *** *** | -- | Cuticle Tantei Inaba 3
*** *** *** *30 *** *** *** | -- | Mondaiji 3
**2 *** *23 *** *** *** *** | -- | GaruPan 5
*** *26 *29 *** *** *** *** | -- | The Unlimited -Hyoubu Kyousuke- 3
*13 *** *30 *** *** *** *** | -- | SAO 8
*** *25 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Smile Pretty Cure 16
*** *28 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Smile Pretty Cure 15
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Senyuu. 2
*11 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hiiro no Kakera 2nd Season 5
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hakkenden Touhou 3
*21 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | CODE:BREAKER 6
*22 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Magi 6
*26 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Gintama' Enchousen 4
*28 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | One Piece Film Z Specials

BD Daily
*27 *28 *29 *30 *31 **1 **2  週
**6 *** *14 *12 *13 **7 **1 | -- | Eva 3.33
**3 **9 **4 **7 **5 **3 **2 | -- | Love Live! 3
*** *** *** **1 **3 **4 **3 | -- | JoJo 5
**2 **8 **5 **8 **9 **5 **6 | -- | Yamato 2199 5
*** **5 **7 *10 **8 **9 **8 | -- | Little Busters! 6
**1 **3 **3 **4 **6 **6 **9 | -- | GaruPan 5
*** *10 *10 *17 *11 *11 *10 | -- | ViviPan 3
*** **4 **9 *13 **7 *10 *11 | -- | To Love-Ru Darkness 6
*** *** *** **2 *10 *13 *12 | -- | Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 1
**5 *** *15 *** *15 *15 *13 | -- | SAO 8
**4 *** **8 *14 *16 *16 *17 | -- | Karneval 1
*** *** *** *** *** *** *19 | -- | 009 RE:CYBORG Regular Edition
*14 *** *** *** *** *** *20 | -- | 009 RE:CYBORG Deluxe Edition
*** *11 *12 *** *** *17 *** | -- | Puchimas! -Petit Idolmaster- Collector's Edition 3
*** *12 *** *** *20 *18 *** | -- | Jormungand PERFECT ORDER 6
*** *** *** **9 *17 *19 *** | -- | Mondaiji 3
*** *** *** *** *** *20 *** | -- | Chu2koi! 6
*** *17 *** *** *18 *** *** | -- | OniAi 6
*** *20 *13 *** *19 *** *** | -- | Yuyushiki 1
*** *** *** *15 *** *** *** | -- | Nyan Koi! BOX
*** *** *** *16 *** *** *** | -- | Taishou Yakyuu Musume. BOX
*** *** *** *19 *** *** *** | -- | Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2 4
*** *** *11 *** *** *** *** | -- | Puchimas! -Petit Idolmaster- Limited Edition 3
*** *13 *16 *** *** *** *** | -- | Chokkyuu Hyoudai Robot Anime 1
*** *16 *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Sakurasou 5
*** *14 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Busou Shinki 6
*** *18 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | THE UNLIMITED -Hyoubu Kyousuke- 3
*** *19 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Senran Kagura 3
**7 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hakkenden Touhou 3
**8 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | GaruPan Standard Edition 1
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | GaruPan Standard Edition 2
*10 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Senyuu. 2
*11 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Saint Seiya Omega 10
*12 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | PSYCHO-PASS 6
*13 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hiiro no Kakera 2nd Season 5
*15 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | CODE:BREAKER 6
*16 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | GaruPan 4
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb 6
*19 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Total Eclipse 9

Jun 3, 2013 3:07 AM by Ejc

Oricon Daily Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for June 1.

CD Album


DVD Daily


BD Daily

Jun 2, 2013 3:10 AM by Ejc

symbv said:
ThangLong said:
I always amuse at how Love Live! keeps going down as new series are released and then boucing back afterward. That anime's resilience is amazing :)
Ejc and I have been discussing the resilience of Love Live since the anime's end in the Election thread of Love Live. You might want to take a look there: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=582325&show=0#msg22434231

Ejc said:
On a side note, it looks like the GaruPan Drama CD has been ranking well so far this week in the "Album" category on Oricon. Hopefully it does well on Tuesday.
*27 *28 *29 *30 *31 **1 **2
*** **5 *15 *18 *14 *** *** GaruPan Drama CD
At least unlike the BD list, I can see up to #100 for the CDs on Tuesday without having to wait till another day (and at the mercy of people who subscribe to the premium service so as to get the full BD list), which means we shall see the numbers on Tuesday.

Thanks for pointing me at that LoveLive! thread. I had missed it somehow...

The Girls Und Panzer drama CD is good! It is a drama CD, not just audio for episodes they never made and not just the seiyuu goofing around. I knew it would be good as I've enjoyed the drama shorts on the BDs so far. The short episode of Darjeeling's sayings is quite fun, "It's a bicycle!" is funny, of course Pravda vs. Sanders is good. Has me itching for the movie, and for the final BD!

Speaking of the Girls Und Panzer BD, Snow Wars on BD5 is an excellent OVA, more serious in a way than the others. It sort of extends episodes 8-9 against Pravda. Gotta love the 2.1 track, that's the only thing missing from the CD, the subwoofer effects.

Jun 1, 2013 7:41 AM by hpulley

symbv said:
Ejc and I have been discussing the resilience of Love Live since the anime's end in the Election thread of Love Live. You might want to take a look there: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=582325&show=0#msg22434231

Thanks, already there :)

Jun 1, 2013 7:36 AM by ThangLong

ThangLong said:
I always amuse at how Love Live! keeps going down as new series are released and then boucing back afterward. That anime's resilience is amazing :)
Ejc and I have been discussing the resilience of Love Live since the anime's end in the Election thread of Love Live. You might want to take a look there: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=582325&show=0#msg22434231

Ejc said:
On a side note, it looks like the GaruPan Drama CD has been ranking well so far this week in the "Album" category on Oricon. Hopefully it does well on Tuesday.
*27 *28 *29 *30 *31 **1 **2
*** **5 *15 *18 *14 *** *** GaruPan Drama CD
At least unlike the BD list, I can see up to #100 for the CDs on Tuesday without having to wait till another day (and at the mercy of people who subscribe to the premium service so as to get the full BD list), which means we shall see the numbers on Tuesday.

Jun 1, 2013 5:42 AM by symbv