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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jun 17 - 23

by symbv
Jun 25, 2013 2:38 AM | 249 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Jun 17th - 23rd

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

Blu-ray
*1, 32,385 32,385 Girls und Panzer vol.6
*2, 15,378 15,378 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. vol.1
*3, 14,601 14,601 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.4
*4, 12,037 12,037 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! vol.7
*5, 10,166 10,166 Kotonoha no Niwa
*6, *8,752 *8,752 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny HD-Remaster BD Box vol.1
*7, *7,174 *7,174 Macross Plus BD Box
*8, *5,430 *5,430 Berserk Ougon Jidaihen III: Kourin
*9, *4,891 *4,891 Psycho-Pass vol.7
10, *3,637 *3,637 Yuru Yuri Live Event 3
11, *2,845 *2,845 Tamako Market vol.4
12, *2,615 *2,615 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince vol.1
(cut-off 2,194)


DVD
*1, 8,246 *,**8,246 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni Fukukitaru tte Maji ssuka? vol.1
*2, 7,837 *,**7,837 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni Fukukitaru tte Maji ssuka? vol.1
*3, 2,562 *,**2,562 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. vol.1
*4, 1,957 *,**1,957 Kotonoha no Niwa
*5, 1,933 *,**1,933 Devil Survivor 2 The Animation vol.1
*6, 1,766 *,**1,766 Girls und Panzer vol.6
*7, 1,716 *,**1,716 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! vol.7
*8, 1,557 *,**1,557 Kamisama Hajimemashita vol.7
*9, 1,377 *,**1,377 Karneval vol.2
10, 1,292 *,167,445 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
11, 1,260 *,**8,258 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.6
12, 1,240 *,**1,240 Psycho-Pass vol.7
13, 1,120 *,**1,120 Berserk Ougon Jidaihen III: Kourin
14, *,801 1,192,112 Tonari no Totoro
15, *,614 *,***,614 Hiiro no Kakera Dai Ni Shou vol.6
16, *,540 *,***,540 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince vol.1
17, *,535 *,*12,361 Kamiusagi Rope 3
18, *,516 *,***,516 Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun vol.4
19, *,499 *,*11,378 Kamiusagi Rope tsuka, Natsuyasumi Rasuichi tte Maji ssuka!?
20, *,498 *,*12,191 Kamiusagi Rope
21, *,434 *,***,434 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen vol.1
22, *,433 *,***,433 Tamako Market vol.4
(cut-ff 429)


CD Single
*9, 15,488 *15,488 Naruto: Shippuuden ED "I Can Hear"
17, *5,807 **5,087 Kotobuki Minako "Prism"
19, *4,716 *20,593 Katanagatari OP "Hakushu Gassai Uta'awase"
21, *4,528 *39,412 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Tokiya Ichinose"
23, *3,140 **3,140 Kakumeiki Valvrave ED "Soba ni Iru yo"
25, *2,775 **2,775 Magical☆Star Kanon 100% OP "Kanon 100%"
26, *2,486 158,207 Kakumeiki Valvrave OP "Preserved Roses"
28, *2,196 *78,133 Hanakappa OP "Jounetsu High-Touch / Pan-Paka-Pan!"
29, *2,008 **2,008 Karneval Character Song vol.2
41, *1,284 111,655 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! theme song "RPG"
48, *1,128 *28,781 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% character song "Idol Song: Cecil Aijima"
49, *1,069 *46,560 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S OP "sister's noise"
51, *1,018 *16,056 Kotonoha no Niwa theme song "Koto no Ha"
54 ,*1,002 **1,002 Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy OP "Gachi de Katou zet!"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Ejc said:
Raniero said:
I was really surprised that Utapri sold THAT many

Well the live event ticket application was for a really popular song amongst female fans. Not to mention how much female fans love things with their favourite male seiyuu being involved in it. I didn't think the live event ticket boost would be this big though.

v2+ will drop by half at the minimum. It depends whether UtaPri gathered 2x as many fans as S1... or the song was just so popular that it'll drop back down to 13k or so for v2+.


Me too. I know event ticket boosts sales but I didn't really expect this one would be this strong.

Jul 2, 2013 2:45 AM by Xushu

Raniero said:
I was really surprised that Utapri sold THAT many

Well the live event ticket application was for a really popular song amongst female fans. Not to mention how much female fans love things with their favourite male seiyuu being involved in it. I didn't think the live event ticket boost would be this big though.

v2+ will drop by half at the minimum. It depends whether UtaPri gathered 2x as many fans as S1... or the song was just so popular that it'll drop back down to 13k or so for v2+.

Jul 2, 2013 2:38 AM by Ejc

I was really surprised that Utapri sold THAT many

Jul 2, 2013 2:32 AM by Xushu

mistress_kisara said:
Ok I just saw the recent BD sales in ANN HOLY F*** UTAPRI!!! 28K (OF BDS ONLY!!!!!) plus another 26K for DVD!!!! jdlkfldfkdfkdld!! I'm so happy!!!
Wait for the news thread and you can spew out your excitement more there ;-) Indeed it went way beyond our wildest guesses. Anyway, A LOT of singles and albums made the list this week, so I urge patience for anyone waiting for the latest BD/DVD and CD sales update.

Jul 2, 2013 2:27 AM by symbv

Ok I just saw the recent BD sales in ANN HOLY F*** UTAPRI!!! 28K (OF BDS ONLY!!!!!) plus another 26K for DVD!!!! jdlkfldfkdfkdld!! I'm so happy!!!

Jul 2, 2013 2:07 AM by mistress_kisara

FiveOVER said:
Although Valvrave seems to be doing well, I can't help but worry about the drop after the final episode. I wonder how much it will affect sales.

Not sure it's so much that the final episode made it drop as that it dropped because release date passed. Most releases drop in the rankings pretty quickly after release day because everyone's gotten their preorders in already, and a lot of release week sales come from people buying at non-Amazon physical retailers.

We can say that the final episode didn't bring in a big rush of new sales, but we can't say that the drops is purely a response to the episode either, rather than the simpler explanation of release dates.

Jul 1, 2013 10:48 AM by jmal

FiveOVER said:
When you put it that way, it makes it pretty hard to decide whether to be grateful or to be irritated by them. Well, I guess the best choice would be tolerance.
Personally I won't be grateful to them. I just treat them as by-product of a show getting attention and fans, because with fans there are always haters following along. (and an "air show" has no fan, which means no hater as well) Irritation is a normal and reasonable reaction, particularly if the haters are not providing sensible or thoughtful criticism but instead throwing cliched rant words that sounds like criticism but in fact superficial emotion reactions. Tolerance is good, but I would say it is also good not to be tolerant towards intolerance ;-)

Jul 1, 2013 10:44 AM by symbv

symbv said:
As the saying goes, every successful show has its fair share of haters ;-) Look at the most popular shows - Bake, Madoka, Seed, IS, Macross Frontier, Ano Hana, SAO, K-On all have huge number of haters, and the list goes on and on... At the end it is better to have haters than no attention at all (the so-called "air shows") - Indifference is arguably the bigger enemy because even though haters do not buy anything, at least they generate some noises LOL LOL


When you put it that way, it makes it pretty hard to decide whether to be grateful or to be irritated by them. Well, I guess the best choice would be tolerance.

Jul 1, 2013 10:37 AM by FiveOVER

FiveOVER said:
How hard is it to satisfy those critics anyway? >_<
As the saying goes, every successful show has its fair share of haters ;-) Look at the most popular shows - Bake, Madoka, Seed, IS, Macross Frontier, Ano Hana, SAO, K-On all have huge number of haters, and the list goes on and on... At the end it is better to have haters than no attention at all (the so-called "air shows") - Indifference is arguably the bigger enemy because even though haters do not buy anything, at least they generate some noises LOL LOL

Jul 1, 2013 10:27 AM by symbv

Really sad that majestic prince did indeed flop. sigh...guess the midway boost didn't do much. On the contrary, I'm glad that Gargantia is doing well and getting a nice boost from the ending. I share a little of the frustration similar to Kaoshin-sama but overall I still feel happy that it's doing well. Since it successfully messed with my emotions and played around with some interesting moral and social dilemas, I think it deserves the good sales. Although Valvrave seems to be doing well, I can't help but worry about the drop after the final episode. I wonder how much it will affect sales. A little sad that the two last episodes didn't do much to improve sales or place it on par with Gargantia but oh well.

btw, I thought only Valvrave have been given that hater treatment but it seems that even Gargantia is not exactly free of them. (only had time to post on one thread) How hard is it to satisfy those critics anyway? >_<

Jul 1, 2013 10:16 AM by FiveOVER

^^^ If people went out and bought 45000 copies more of all 8 volumes then that would be good, would likely at least make it break even. Just on one volume, that won't amount to a lot. If it can hold that sales increase for the next few volumes it will help.

Just interesting that both had ending montages which contained a preview of what the next season would contain if there was one. Two poor sellers in the same season using the same tactic...

... and both fetish mangas.

Jul 1, 2013 10:06 AM by hpulley

For more details on Aku no Hana manga sales, quoting from a post from a previous thread:

kuuderes_shadow said:
Incidentally, in its first 3 days, Aku no Hana vol 7 sold 19k copies. It had only sold 40k after 10 days.
In its first 3 days, Aku no Hana vol 8 has sold 44k copies.

Even if the anime itself is a disaster, it's at least brought attention, which has led to an increase in manga readership.


And in the second week, Aku no Hana vol 8 went on to sell another 45k, making the sales 89k before disappearing from the Oricon ranking:

17. *45,048 *,*89,036 Aku no Hana Vol.8

For a fetish manga I would consider it doing really well, even if it is not one of those great hit >100k sellers.

Jul 1, 2013 10:04 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
Thanks for finding the Aku no Hana manga sales, jmal. Doubled, eh? I'm surprised but happy for them.

Oh I had the % right but the numbers wrong:

17. *45,048 *,*89,036 Aku no Hana Vol.8

This volume was 45k first week, previous volume was 20-some k first week. So the doubling was first week, and then it doubled its wk1 to wk2. So yeah, even better for the publisher, but not so much for the DVD/BD distributor... v1 probably won't even hit 1k.

Jul 1, 2013 9:57 AM by jmal

symbv said:
If the manga can make the Oricon list it is not really that low in the first place. Just look at Crime Edge.. I have been searching high and low for its sales to no avail...

Well yeah anything looks high compared to series that don't rank at all. Just saying 20k isn't really going to grab a lot of attention, so doubling that isn't exactly the same as doubling a 300k seller... but it's still doubling so the publisher is likely somewhat happy. Other production committee members, that's less clear.

Edit: Oh, update here, got the wk1/wk2 numbers mixed up.

Jul 1, 2013 9:56 AM by jmal

Thanks for finding the Aku no Hana manga sales, jmal. Doubled, eh? I'm surprised but happy for them.

Thanks, symbv. As I said the site was down when I checked. Must have that ED though...

Jul 1, 2013 9:47 AM by hpulley

If the manga can make the Oricon list it is not really that low in the first place. Just look at Crime Edge.. I have been searching high and low for its sales to no avail...

As for the CD in Crime Edge BD, I don't think v1 and v2 have any ED. Vol.1 is radio and some net broadcast messages. Vol.2 is special voice messages from Iwai-chan. Both are according to the contents listed in the official anime website. Contents from vol.3 and beyond not listed yet .

Jul 1, 2013 9:43 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
But at least I'm buying the manga! Aku no Hana anime really doesn't make me want to buy the manga. I think people who already like the manga are OK but as an ad for the manga itself, I will have to track the sales as I wonder if it will have any positive effect or not. I will watch Crime Edge manga sales as well, assuming it has ever ranked.

Aku no Hana doubled the manga sales. Goes to show even an adaptations with a, uhhh, let's be charitable and say "mixed reception" can be a boost, because people go "I guess I'm going to need to buy the manga if I want to see this story done better" or whatnot. I dunno if doubling from what was a fairly low start (like 22k to 44k after 2 weeks pre/post anime volumes) is enough to cover all the costs but percentage-wise it's pretty good for the publisher.

Jul 1, 2013 9:37 AM by jmal

I liked Crime Edge but not enough to buy the discs. Contrary to some, I absolutely loved episode 6. If the anime had ended at that point on that high note I would have bought it but the next section lost me a little bit, then picked up at the end. The montage at the end has me wanting to know what happens. Ironically since I know the sales are poor and expect that this means no more anime seasons I opted to order all of the manga volumes instead of the discs.

That said, if the ED for episodes 1, 6 and 13 "Glass no Mikazuki (硝子の三日月)" by Iwai Mushanokouji (CV: Kotori Koiwai) ends up on a BD+CD only combo then I will need to buy that disc as I absolutely love that song and so far I haven't seen it on the ED CD which only has the ED for the other episodes. If it ends up on a soundtrack or character song CD which is separate, all the better. Otherwise I will need to buy disc 3 with episode 6 and may do so anyway as I did love it. Weird to buy just one disc but it was one of my favorite episodes out of any show this season.

If anyone knows if Glass no Mikazuki is on the CD with BD1, please let me know as it might have been on it. Amazon doesn't say what's on it and the Crime Edge anime web site's details page for BD1 gives a Cloudflare error, never a good sign... hopefully just maintenance...

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But at least I'm buying the manga! Aku no Hana anime really doesn't make me want to buy the manga. I think people who already like the manga are OK but as an ad for the manga itself, I will have to track the sales as I wonder if it will have any positive effect or not. I will watch Crime Edge manga sales as well, assuming it has ever ranked.

Jul 1, 2013 9:31 AM by hpulley

edl01 said:
I don't get the sympathy people have for Crime Edge. I could only enjoy it when I was watching it as a self parodying comedy due to how stupid it was a lot of the time. I would honestly be more suprised if it did well. Plus it is a part of the horror genre, which at least in my exprience isn't one of the best selling anime genre's out there.

I never (well ok, rarely) enjoy seeing shows sell this poorly, even if I don't like them much. I was ambivalent about Crime Edge, and dropped it at ep 6, but more because I couldn't get in the mood for it often enough to keep current, rather than finding it genuinely bad. But selling this poorly? Still sucks. Partly because I really like Studio Gokumi, partly because it's just never great for the production committee (many members of which are going to be involved in anime I do like much more) when a show sells this poorly. More people buying more anime means more money which means more anime after all.

Ore Imo sold well I guess. Although I am pretty sure that the show has quite a drop from it's season 1 sales. I am guessing(if I am not mistaken here about the drop) it is probably something to do with the shows little emphasis on comedy, which could scared off the parts of the fanbase who watched it for the shows humour. Either way it sold well, so I'm quite happy.

It's still going to have high sales but it is a drop from the first season. Numbers below are "Week1 (Total)"

Season 1
Vol 1: 23,178 (28,350)
Vol 2: 22,066 (24,606)
Vol 3: 20,959 (24,050)
Vol 4: 19,994 (22,860)
Vol 5: 19,508 (22,430)
Vol 6: 19,881 (22,012)
Vol 7: 20,839 (23,444)
Vol 8: 22,047 (23,350)
Average: 23,888

Season 2
Vol 1: 17,940 (?)

And season 2 volumes 2+ might see a significant drop. I figure Vol. 1 might hit 20k, but none of the other volumes will, and if the drop for 2+ is big then call it a 15k average. That would be a 37% drop, which is significant but hardly unheard of.

Speaking of sequel drops, you can see a list of most of the sequels made since 2000 and how much they increased or dropped here: http://bit.ly/19vLCGY. 37% would put it on par with the drops for Queen's Blade, AKB0048, and Ai Yori Aoshi. On the other hand if it adds a good bit to v1 and stays consistent (unlikely but...) and averages closer to 18k it's only down 25% which is closer to the middle of the pack.

Jul 1, 2013 9:13 AM by jmal

edl01 said:
I don't get the sympathy people have for Crime Edge. I could only enjoy it when I was watching it as a self parodying comedy due to how stupid it was a lot of the time. I would honestly be more suprised if it did well. Plus it is a part of the horror genre, which at least in my exprience isn't one of the best selling anime genre's out there.
Sympathy comes when a series that should be able to sell 1-2k ended up selling only 0.3k. As I said before, we never think it will do well, but not doing well but sold 2k is quite different from not doing well selling 0.3k. And your theory about horror not selling cannot explain the 0.3k sales of Crime Edge -- Another definitely sold significantly more than that for example.

Jul 1, 2013 5:30 AM by symbv