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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jun 10 - 16

by symbv
Jun 18, 2013 4:04 AM | 146 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Jun 10th - 16th

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

Blu-ray
*1, 2,157 377,707 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
*2, *,728 *25.203 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.5
*3, *,537 *17,441 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.3
*4, *,398 *14,458 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.5
*5, *,384 *19,890 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.2
*6, *,369 **3,318 Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san. Z vol.1
*7, *,356 **2,756 Inazuma Eleven Go vs Danball Senki W Movie
*8, *,352 *28,683 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.1
*9, *,341 *34,426 Girls und Panzer vol.5
10, *,311 *11,060 009 Re:Cyborg
(cut-off 311)


DVD
*1, 6,998 *,**6,998 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.6
*2, 1,577 *,166,153 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
*3, *,916 *,**3,063 GenkiGenkiNontan Spoon TanTanTan
*4, *,803 *,**3,800 Inazuma Eleven Go vs Danball Senki W Movie
*5, *,795 1,191,311 Tonari no Totoro
*6, *,497 *,*10,996 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 vol.5
*7, *,434 *,**6,444 009 Re:Cyborg
*8, *,427 *,505,461 Majo no Takkyuubin
*9, *,363 *,*10,879 Kamiusagi Rope tsuka, Natsuyasumi Rasuichi tte Maji ssuka!?
10, *,347 *,**4,429 One Piece Film Z Rendou Tokubetsu-hen: Z no Yabou
11, *,340 *,*11,693 Kamiusagi Rope
12, *,336 *,*11,826 Kamiusagi Rope 3
13, *,310 *,*45,300 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
14, *,308 *,351,789 Mononoke Hime
15, *,301 *,*11,396 Kamiusagi Rope 2
16, *,286 *,765,281 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
17, *,272 *,**4,540 Karneval vol.1
18, *,242 *,**9,491 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.5
19, *,236 *,*18,890 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja
(cut-off 236)


CD Single
*3, 75,937 *75,937 Hanakappa OP "Jounetsu High-Touch / Pan-Paka-Pan!"
*5, 34,884 *34,884 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Tokiya Ichinose"
*7, 23,702 *23,702 Kingdom 2 OP "Glory Days"
*9, 15,877 *15,877 Katanagatari OP "Hakushu Gassai Uta'awase"
14, *5,601 *27,653 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Cecil Aijima"
19, *3,683 155,721 Kakumeiki Valvrave OP "Preserved Roses"
22, *3,380 **3,380 Tiger & Bunny Single Relay Project Circuit of Hero vol.4 "Migire Heroism / Chachacha de Wasshoi"
21, *2,619 *34,246 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Natsuki Shinomiya"
27, *2,608 **2,608 Odoriko Clinoppe ED "Noppedia.Clinoppe"
28, *2,509 *12,285 Devil Survivor 2 The Animation OP "Take Your Way"
33, *1,781 *34,142 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Ren Jinguji"
36, *1,747 **6,515 Katanagatari ED "Koto no Ha"
38, *1,736 110,371 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! theme song "RPG"
42, *1,536 *35,502 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Otoya Ittoki"
43, *1,505 *15,038 Kotonoha no Niwa theme song "Koto no Ha"
48, *1,355 *33,372 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Masato Hijirikawa"
49, *1,297 *35,460 Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Dekorora Adventure ED "Te wo Tsunagou / Kindan no Karma"
51, *1,245 *45,491 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S OP "sister's noise"
54, *1,164 *33,941 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Syo Kurusu"
57, *1,092 **6,881 Hal theme song "Owaranai Uta"
63, *1,021 **1,021 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 ED "Yousorou ~Hoshi no Umi wo Koete~"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
28, 2,537 2,537 Hashimoto Miyuki "ten years carat"
67, 1,019 1,019 Super Eurobeat presents Initial D Fifth Stage D Selection vol.2
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 146 Comments Recent Comments

ThangLong said:
Btw, no one answered my question on how long a normal Limited Edition stays on market.
Oh, you seriously wanted an answer for that? I thought it was a rhetorical question... Basically the common understanding is Limited Edition is almost always around because either 1) they have the preorder numbers and print sufficiently more than that to cover each sales channel and/or 2) the title sold very well and as a result the printing press keeps on running for this "Limited Edition".

One thing to bear in mind is that the "Limited Edition" is often not what it means because very often the only edition you can buy for an anime show is the "Limited Editon" - almost all the titles in my BD/DVD sales post are "Limited Edition" and this appears so often that I do not bother to mention it unless the "Regular Edition" is also charted (and usually such "Regular Edition" is not even available)

However, there are indeed cases when the production's best guess went wildly off and somehow they did not turn the press back on fast enough or long enough, thus resulting in the BD becoming real "limited edition". This happens to GirlPan recently and it happened to Bakemonogatari back in the early days of anime BD release. Bandai has a reputation among anime fans of being cautious for its BD print run, and its overly conservative guess is what caused the problem with GirlPan stock up till vol.3 (and many fans still complain about how Bandai only turned on the press intermittently with stingy number of additional prints far too insufficient to satisfy the demand).

Jun 24, 2013 6:23 AM by symbv

Btw, no one answered my question on how long a normal Limited Edition stays on market. For a strong store-front title like Love Live, they can keep the printing press running for quite a while as long as it sells over a minimum amount every week. However, there will come a time when other constraints kick in and they have to stop making new copies. I'm asking in context on vol 1 which has been out for three months and kept selling about 300 a week. If they still release vol 1 a month from now, it will reach the 30K mark.

Jun 24, 2013 6:13 AM by ThangLong

symbv said:
A guess of 17k BD 2k DVD sounds sensible and would be a very good result considering a 20% drop in sales is usually expected for a 2nd season.

s1v1 went on to total 28k tho, whereas I doubt s2v1 will add as much. I think it's almost certain the drop in average - which is the important measure - will be more than 20%, since 20% less would still be over 19k average. Though not nearly as bad as it was looking to be before the late surge.

Jun 24, 2013 5:58 AM by jmal

One thing interesting is usually the thought is non-anime BD/DVDs are stronger on Sat and Sun but the last Sunday turns out to be a strong day for anime titles.

Anyway, for OreImo, season 1 vol.1 sold 18k BD 5k DVD in the first week. Even if the 19k BD 2k DVD in Stalker estimate is accurate, it is still lower than that, and we know there was a period when this v1 was at #1 for days which could add substantial overestimation to the Stalker projection. A guess of 17k BD 2k DVD sounds sensible and would be a very good result considering a 20% drop in sales is usually expected for a 2nd season.

Jun 24, 2013 5:53 AM by symbv

ThangLong said:
I mean that's for the rest of the week, not first day sale which depends largely on pre-order. Second day sale onward is dominated by store-front so the number should be closer in this case ;)

That assumes all stores report their preorders in on pre-sale day tho. We don't know much about how sales are reported or when for what stores. A fair number may report preorders on release date as well.

But anyway, we don't have daily breakdowns of actual sales so it's moot. Getting those would be super interesting and useful, but alas.

Jun 24, 2013 5:52 AM by jmal

jmal said:
Now, considering sales in the rest of the week between OreImo and Chuukoi are about the even, with OreImo up several hundreds units

This is the problematic assumption. One or two ranks on the chart near the top can be and usually is thousands of copies, not mere hundreds. I mean Love Live has been close to Girlpan in terms of rank numbers, but that 3 rank gap on opening day is gonna be absolutely huuuuge, unless Girlpan is terribly understocked this time (but it doesn't look like it). Girlpan did 33.5k BDs opening week for v5, and Love Live will probably top out low-20s first week (which would already be a huge increase over previous volumes, but I'm assuming it'll be a lot more front-loaded than v1 which did 18k first week).

I mean that's for the rest of the week, not first day sale which depends largely on pre-order. Second day sale onward is dominated by store-front so the number should be closer in this case ;)

Jun 24, 2013 5:43 AM by ThangLong

symbv said:
^ Question: How can we find the first day sales of OreImo season 1 (in fact, of any anime) ?

^ hehe, I'm just suggesting the method. Finding out the data is another matter.

However, using the assumption that pre-order dominates first day sale, we can Amazon's reorder rankings to estimate it, just like Stalker. Stalker adds some extra things to compensate for storefront and other retail sites, while we only need bare-bone Amazon's number.

Jun 24, 2013 5:37 AM by ThangLong

The only thing that chuu2 overtaking oreimo might indicate is that chuu2 has more staying power - in other words that it is likely to rank for more weeks. But we already know that chuu2 has more of that than most series do, and two days could well be a simple blip, or something like more people buying in stores rather than online over the weekend.

Jun 24, 2013 5:29 AM by kuuderes_shadow

ThangLong said:
We can use data to estimate how much pre-orders skewed sale by comparing historical first day sales of OreImo season 1 with the rest of the first week. After figuring out the ratio, we can use Chuukoi's historical performance for the rest of the week, excluding first day sale, as a base point.

Eh, it doesn't work all that well really. Oreimo s1 isn't a great basis because the question we're trying to answer is how much s2 dropped. Also I dunno if we have these daily rankings going back to s1, and we definitely don't have daily sales. For like, anything.

Now, considering sales in the rest of the week between OreImo and Chuukoi are about the even, with OreImo up several hundreds units

This is the problematic assumption. One or two ranks on the chart near the top can be and usually is thousands of copies, not mere hundreds. I mean Love Live has been close to Girlpan in terms of rank numbers, but that 3 rank gap on opening day is gonna be absolutely huuuuge, unless Girlpan is terribly understocked this time (but it doesn't look like it). Girlpan did 33.5k BDs opening week for v5, and Love Live will probably top out low-20s first week (which would already be a huge increase over previous volumes, but I'm assuming it'll be a lot more front-loaded than v1 which did 18k first week).

Jun 24, 2013 5:27 AM by jmal

^ Question: How can we find the first day sales of OreImo season 1 (in fact, of any anime) ?

Jun 24, 2013 5:24 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
ThangLong said:
I'm a little disappointed that OreImo is being out-performed by Chuukoi two days in a row. This means OreImo might not have been much stronger than Chuukoi, putting it at around 15K - 17K Blu-rays in the first week

I guess that depends on just how far ahead oreimo was on the first (and, to a lesser extent, the second) day.
Yeah, you have to read the daily charts very carefully as they can be VERY misleading. The pre-order day and release day counts can be huge, the days after that can just be a trickle by comparison. Unless you have known anime above and below them on pre-release and release day it is very hard to guess. We shall know soon...

We can use data to estimate how much pre-orders skewed sale by comparing historical first day sales of OreImo season 1 with the rest of the first week. After figuring out the ratio, we can use Chuukoi's historical performance for the rest of the week, excluding first day sale, as a base point.

Now, considering sales in the rest of the week between OreImo and Chuukoi are about the even, with OreImo up several hundreds units, multiply the base point with the ratio found in OreImo season 1 to come up with the ballpark number for season 2.

Jun 24, 2013 5:21 AM by ThangLong

ThangLong said:
I'm a little disappointed that OreImo is being out-performed by Chuukoi two days in a row. This means OreImo might not have been much stronger than Chuukoi, putting it at around 15K - 17K Blu-rays in the first week

That's Saturday and Sunday though, not very important days. Probably 90% of Oreimo sales happened before the weekend. Chuunibyou is also a strong storefront title so it's not surprising it's doing well on Sat/Sun.

But 15-17k BDs would be about what I expected from Oreimo, 17k being higher end, after its strong opening performance. It probably moved about 2k DVDs as well. Pretty damn good for a show that was estimated well under 10k combined for most of its run.

Jun 24, 2013 5:11 AM by jmal

kuuderes_shadow said:
ThangLong said:
I'm a little disappointed that OreImo is being out-performed by Chuukoi two days in a row. This means OreImo might not have been much stronger than Chuukoi, putting it at around 15K - 17K Blu-rays in the first week

I guess that depends on just how far ahead oreimo was on the first (and, to a lesser extent, the second) day.
Yeah, you have to read the daily charts very carefully as they can be VERY misleading. The pre-order day and release day counts can be huge, the days after that can just be a trickle by comparison. Unless you have known anime above and below them on pre-release and release day it is very hard to guess. We shall know soon...

Jun 24, 2013 4:41 AM by hpulley

ThangLong said:
I'm a little disappointed that OreImo is being out-performed by Chuukoi two days in a row. This means OreImo might not have been much stronger than Chuukoi, putting it at around 15K - 17K Blu-rays in the first week


I guess that depends on just how far ahead oreimo was on the first (and, to a lesser extent, the second) day.

Jun 24, 2013 4:37 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I'm a little disappointed that OreImo is being out-performed by Chuukoi two days in a row. This means OreImo might not have been much stronger than Chuukoi, putting it at around 15K - 17K Blu-rays in the first week

Jun 24, 2013 3:52 AM by ThangLong

symbv said:
Love Live rules the roost again! And was I surprised to see all 6 volumes of Love Live back in top100 again...


I think it's amazing that v1~3 have held in the Top 100 continuously ever since the 2nd season was announced. Normal anime don't do that when a new season is announced. It makes me wonder what would happen to the GaruPan BDs, if a second season were to be announced after the 2014 movie or something...

The question is just how much longer can they hold out, with v4 amongst the now released volumes?

I hope the boost is big in tomorrow's list or in Thursday's Top 100 for v1~3, and hopefully 18k+ 1st week for v4, lol.

Jun 24, 2013 3:38 AM by Ejc

Bandai Emotion is raking it in... how much? We shall find out tomorrow. Great packages, sales well deserved IMO.

Jun 24, 2013 3:16 AM by hpulley

Love Live rules the roost again! And was I surprised to see all 6 volumes of Love Live back in top100 again...

Jun 24, 2013 3:14 AM by symbv

Oricon Daily Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for June 17~23.

DVD Daily
*17 *18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23  週
*** **5 **4 *26 *19 *20 *25 | -- | OreImo. 1
*** *** *** *17 *11 *** *30 | -- | Karneval 2
*** *** *** **9 *15 *13 *** | -- | Kotonoha no Niwa Movie
**8 *** *13 *** *27 *21 *** | -- | Eva 3.33
*** *** *** *10 *14 *27 *** | -- | GaruPan 6
*** *** *** *19 *12 *** *** | -- | PSYCHO-PASS 7
*** *** *** *27 *18 *** *** | -- | Hiiro no Kakera Second Season 6
**5 *28 *17 *** *25 *** *** | -- | Initial D Fifth Stage 6
*** *** *** *29 *26 *** *** | -- | Majestic Prince 1
*** *** *** *** *30 *** *** | -- | Hakkenden -Touhou Hakken Ibun- 4
*** **6 **5 *** *** *** *** | -- | DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION 1
*** **9 **6 *** *** *** *** | -- | Chu2koi! 7
*** *13 **9 *** *** *** *** | -- | Berserk Ougon Jidai-hen III
*** **8 *11 *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji 7
*** *26 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Cardfight!! Vanguard Link Joker-hen 1
*23 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro

BD Daily
*17 *18 *19 *20 *21 *22 *23  週
*** *** *** **4 **2 **6 **2 | -- | Love Live! 4
*** *** *** **1 **3 **5 **4 | -- | GaruPan 6
*** **2 **4 *15 *12 **9 **5 | -- | Chu2koi! 7
*** **1 **2 *12 **9 *10 **7 | -- | OreImo. 1
*** *** *** **5 **7 **7 **9 | -- | Kotonoha no Niwa Movie
*** *** *** *11 **8 *20 *10 | -- | PSYCHO-PASS 7
*** *** *** *** *11 *** *11 | -- | Karneval 2
*** *** *** **7 *10 **8 *12 | -- | Gundam SEED DESTINY HD Remastered BOX 1
**2 *** *12 *** *** *16 *15 | -- | Eva 3.33
*** *** *** *13 *14 *18 *16 | -- | Majestic Prince 1
*** **7 **9 *** *** *** *17 | -- | TamakoMa 4
*** *** *** *** *16 *** *18 | -- | Hakkenden -Touhou Hakken Ibun- 4
*** **4 **7 *18 *19 *12 *19 | -- | Berserk Ougon Jidai-hen III
*** *** *** **8 *13 *11 *20 | -- | Macross Plus Complete BOX
*** *** *** *16 *** *** *** | -- | Yamato Movie
*** *** **3 *** *** *** *** | -- | Zeta Gundam Memorial Box 2
*** *** **6 *** *** *** *** | -- | Zeta Gundam Memorial Box
*** *11 *10 *** *** *** *** | -- | DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 THE ANIMATION 1
*** **8 *14 *** *** *** *** | -- | Maoyuu 4
*12 *** *17 *** *** *** *** | -- | Love Live! 2
*** *13 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | KamiHaji 7
*13 *** *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | Love Live! 1
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shinsekai Yori 8
*** *16 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Kurogane no Linebarrel BOX
**8 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Yamato 2199 5
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Love Live! 3

Jun 24, 2013 3:06 AM by Ejc

The whole series of THREE shows are in top 100 of Amazon ranking (OK, OreImo will have more volumes but currently we have the whole series aired on TV available for order). Not sure how often we see such thing (other than initial period of solicitation boost) :


LOVE LIVE

*23位/*23位 ★ (*11,765 pt) [*,201予約] 13/06/21 ラブライブ! (Love Live! School Idol Project) 4 (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]【予約不可】
*37位/*37位 ★ (**8,982 pt) [*,161予約] 13/07/26 ラブライブ! (Love Live! School Idol Project) 5 (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]
*47位/*47位 ★ (**7,572 pt) [*,151予約] 13/08/28 ラブライブ! (Love Live! School Idol Project) 6 (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]
*57位/*57位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 13/04/24 ラブライブ! (Love Live! School Idol Project) 2 (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]【更新停止】
*67位/*67位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 13/05/28 ラブライブ! (Love Live! School Idol Project) 3 (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]【更新停止】
*74位/*74位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 13/03/22 ラブライブ! (Love Live! School Idol Project) 1 (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]【更新停止】

OREIMO2

*43位/*43位 ★ (*19,406 pt) [*,123予約] 13/06/19 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 1(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
*45位/*45位 ★ (**2,220 pt) [*,*10予約] 13/11/27 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 6(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
*54位/*54位 ★ (**6,314 pt) [*,*49予約] 13/07/24 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 2(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
*73位/*73位 ★ (**4,070 pt) [*,*24予約] 13/10/23 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 5(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
*95位/*95位 ★ (**5,576 pt) [*,*44予約] 13/08/21 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 3(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]
*96位/*96位 ★ (**4,867 pt) [*,*32予約] 13/09/25 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 4(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

HAMAOU

*32位/*32位 ★ (**6,781 pt) [*,520予約] 13/07/03 はたらく魔王さま! (1) (初回生産仕様:和ケ原聡司書き下ろし小説(250ページ超)同梱) [Blu-ray]
*66位/*66位 ★ (**3,708 pt) [*,162予約] 13/08/07 はたらく魔王さま! (2) (初回生産仕様:ドラマCD「悪魔と勇者と女子高生 -A happy new year-」同梱) [Blu-ray]
*81位/*81位 ★ (**3,411 pt) [*,135予約] 13/09/04 はたらく魔王さま! (3) (初回生産仕様:スペシャルイベント応募券A同梱) [Blu-ray]
*88位/*88位 ★ (**3,260 pt) [*,127予約] 13/10/02 はたらく魔王さま! (4) (初回生産仕様:スペシャルイベント応募券B同梱) [Blu-ray]
*91位/*91位 ★ (**3,190 pt) [*,127予約] 13/12/04 はたらく魔王さま! (6) (初回生産仕様:和ヶ原聡司書き下ろし小説同梱) [Blu-ray]
*92位/*92位 ★ (**3,203 pt) [*,125予約] 13/11/06 はたらく魔王さま! (5) (初回生産仕様:029描き下ろし全巻収納BOX同梱) [Blu-ray]

Jun 24, 2013 12:40 AM by symbv