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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jul 8 - 14

by symbv
Jul 16, 2013 2:23 AM | 300 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Jul 8th - 14th

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

Blu-ray
*1, 7,110 **7,110 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun BD Box
*2, 4,535 **4,535 Seitokai Yakuindomo Kaettekita OVA vol.2
*3, 3,003 **3,003 Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san. Z vol.2
*4, 2,918 **2,918 Kara no Kyoukai BD Box
*5, 2,304 **9,659 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol.1
*6, 2,178 *49,329 One Piece Film Z - Limited Edition
*7, 1,767 *16,962 One Piece Film Z - Regular Edition
*8, 1,472 *11,192 Hataraku Maou-sama! vol.1
*9, 1,181 *11,450 Ao no Exorcist Movie
10, 1,000 382,946 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
(cut-off 1,000)


DVD
*1, 6,840 *,**6,840 Initial D Fifth Stage vol.7
*2, 5,360 *,*44,538 One Piece Film Z - Regular Edition
*3, 3,010 *,*54,485 One Piece Film Z - Limited Edition
*4, 1,351 *,**1,351 Seitokai Yakuindomo Kaettekita OVA vol.2
*5, 1,213 1,195,181 Tonari no Totoro
*6, 1,205 *,**9,903 Ao no Exorcist Movie - Limited Edition
*7, *,989 *,*13,426 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni Fukukitaru tte Maji ssuka? vol.1
*8, *,877 *,*29,771 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.1
*9, *,852 *,*12,547 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni Fukukitaru tte Maji ssuka? vol.2
10, *,830 *,***,830 Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san. Z vol.2
11, *,798 *,170,383 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
12, *,731 *,**2,988 Ao no Exorcist Movie - Regular Edition
13, *,688 *,**2,301 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol.1
14, *,614 *,121,008 Mimi wo Sumaseba
15, *,607 *,507,413 Majo no Takkyuubin
16, *,473 *,353,286 Mononoke Hime
17, *,424 *,766,657 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
18, *,410 *,**3,007 Peeping Life: Tezuka and Tatsunoko Production Wonderland
19, *,391 *,**2,510 Hataraku Maou-sama! vol.1
20, *,388 *,**3,786 Kotonoha no Niwa
(cut-off 350)


CD Single
*2, 129,110 129,110 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
*5, *31,324 *31,324 Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Shinsoku no Genosect - Mewtwo Kakusei theme song "Egao"
11, *15,052 *15,052 Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS OP "Get goal!"
13, *10,322 *10,322 Naruto: Shippuuden OP "Niwaka Ame nimo Makezu"
14, **8,173 **8,173 Tomatsu Haruka "Pachi Pachi Party"
18, **5,829 *23,599 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare theme song "Genjou Destruction"
19, **4,887 **4,887 Brothers Conflict OP "Beloved x Survival"
23, **4,275 **4,275 Genshiken Nidaime OP "Genshi, Joshi wa, Taiyou datta"
30, **2,845 **2,845 Tiger & Bunny Single Relay Project Circuit of Hero vol.5 "Dragon Smile / Hero☆March"
31, **2,634 **2,634 Karneval Character Song vol.3 Hirato(Ono Daisuke) & Akari (Hirakawa Daisuke) / La fin de l'eclipse
54, **1,465 115,614 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! theme song "RPG"
49, **1,395 163,462 Kakumeiki Valvrave OP "Preserved Roses"
51, **1,351 **1,351 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Movie 6: Toutatsu! Dai Magellan ED "R.I.P~Tomo yo Shizuka ni Nemure~"
62, **1,069 *18,733 Love Live! School Idol Project lily white from μ's "Binetsu kara Mystery"
65, **1,029 *17,536 Shingeki no Kyojin ED "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai"
66, **1,019 **9,971 Mimori Suzuko "Yakusokushite yo? Issho dayo!"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
15, 5,857 26,842 Yanagi Nagi "Euaru"
16, 5,321 28,572 Shingeki no Kyojin Original Soundtrack
26, 3,507 48,699 ClariS "Second Story"
31, 2,331 *2,331 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Character Song Album "Yahari kono CharaSon wa Machigatteiru"
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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jmal said:
Madokami save us. The edit was within a minute of your post, and was made before I'd even refreshed the thread and saw your reply. And considering you said the same thing as before with slightly more words, it must not have changed enough to warrant replying again.
Maybe you think it was not changed enough to warrant replying again (begs the question why you felt the need to modify it), but I think the changes made after my reply needed a fresh reply.

jmal said:
Because I was on the road driving to work. o_O
Driving AND texting hundreds of characters? You are amazing. But that still does not explain why you chose to snipe at me on the use of "to cut it short" in my post instead of asking me the reason of bumping the thread at your first reply.

Jul 23, 2013 7:07 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Because you edited your comment after I made my reply and it is an edit that I felt I needed to reply. If you edited it and thought that the other would not notice then I suggest you think again.

Madokami save us. The edit was within a minute of your post, and was made before I'd even refreshed the thread and saw your reply. And considering you said the same thing as before with slightly more words, it must not have changed enough to warrant replying again.

symbv said:
And why didn't you ask this question right after I made my "to cut it short" post

Because I was on the road driving to work. o_O Oi. I've raised this to the mods, and will let them sort it out.

Jul 23, 2013 7:05 AM by jmal

jmal said:
I let the previous version of the comment slide and declined to reply in kind, and thought we'd moved on to another much more interesting topic (the talk of Eva sales and distribution methods). And then all of a sudden you come back half an hour later to bump the thread with the same darn thing you said earlier. What the hell, man? What was the point?
Because you edited your comment after I made my reply and it is an edit that I felt I needed to reply. If you edited it and thought that the other would not notice then I suggest you think again.

And why didn't you ask this question right after I made my "to cut it short" post but instead sniping on how I did not cut it short even though the post you quoted was not part of my "to cut it short" post at all?

Jul 23, 2013 6:57 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Well, my post that comes with "to cut it short" is indeed short. Have you gone to an end so deep that you stop thinking?

I let the previous version of the comment slide and declined to reply in kind, and thought we'd moved on to another much more interesting topic (the talk of Eva sales and distribution methods). And then all of a sudden you come back half an hour later to bump the thread with the same darn thing you said earlier. What the hell, man? What was the point?

Jul 23, 2013 6:50 AM by jmal

jmal said:
symbv said:
To cut it short

Uh, re-posting a longer version of something you already said less than an hour before doesn't really seem like cutting it short.
Well, my post that comes with "to cut it short" is indeed short. Have you gone to an end so deep that you stop thinking?

Jul 23, 2013 6:33 AM by symbv

symbv said:
To cut it short

Uh, re-posting a longer version of something you already said less than an hour before doesn't really seem like cutting it short.

Jul 23, 2013 6:30 AM by jmal

jmal said:
^ symbv, you've really gone off the deep end on this. Just go finish the weekly sales post.
To cut it short, I do not believe my explanation about researcher defending the research tool he uses is "gone off the deep end". If there is anybody who has "gone off the deep end", you might want to think about how you went ballistic by writing a long post just because of one brief observation I made.

Jul 23, 2013 5:53 AM by symbv

jmal posts so many useful links that my whole toolbar would be full of those if I were to bookmark them all.

Jul 23, 2013 5:49 AM by Rachmaninow

^ you should bookmark the links provided in jmal's weekly post about full weekly list, seasonal averages, and top selling series too.

Jul 23, 2013 5:46 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
GuiltyKing said:
jmal and sym, stop fighting over trivial matters and give me the latest news thread already. '_'
Results here, BD/DVD (symbv must be waiting for CDs?):
http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showpost.php?p=2028279&postcount=945

*and bookmarked*

Thanks, buddy.

Jul 23, 2013 5:38 AM by Rachmaninow

jmal said:
Whatever the form of the change, both of technology and consumer preferences, we are bound to get to a point where distribution methods are difficult to compare to disc sales as we understand them today.
Well, many people already say that the oricon CD charts are meaningless because the sales figure is influenced so much by factors not linked to the music itself. And many question why the digital download does not get an Oricon chart. It is a difficult question to answer, and I don't think there is a perfect answer either.

hpulley said:
(symbv must be waiting for CDs?):
No, I just need to wait for my temperament and adrenalin level to come down. Short of some final check, the data have been ready for post for hours.

Jul 23, 2013 5:29 AM by symbv

symbv said:
I don't think anime industry will easily give up this "premium bundle" concept for BD and switch to a no-frill digital distribution model unless there is a way to extract sufficitn revenue from such distribution, which at the moment is still hard to imagine.

It was a long-term "eventually" - I don't expect any real move away from it for at least another 5-10 years, and it may never disappear completely. But between Eva and now is about 18 years (during which time nothing has even come close), and at the rate technology has changed another 18 (even 10) could change things radically.

Whatever the form of the change, both of technology and consumer preferences, we are bound to get to a point where distribution methods are difficult to compare to disc sales as we understand them today. So I think there may be a show more successful than Eva one day - I'm just not sure the form of that success will make for an apples to apples comparison with Eva, if it takes long enough.

Jul 23, 2013 5:22 AM by jmal

GuiltyKing said:
jmal and sym, stop fighting over trivial matters and give me the latest news thread already. '_'
Results here, BD/DVD (symbv must be waiting for CDs?):
http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showpost.php?p=2028279&postcount=945

Jul 23, 2013 5:21 AM by hpulley

jmal said:
Quite possibly, because I imagine eventually anime will shift in part or in full to digital distribution, at which point sales data will either dry up or take such a different form that direct comparison will not be possible. In other words, the clock is ticking.
I think the BD model will stay for some time to come. The business model will become closer to the music industry - the extras matter more and more. In CD, "event tickets" included in AKB48's CDs give huge sales boost to their CDs. And this is despite the price of the CD in Japan still being very high. The same phenomenon can be applied to anime, and we already see how extras like events tickets, artbook, drama or music CDs, extra novel/manga are helping the BD/DVD sales substantially. I don't think anime industry will easily give up this "premium bundle" concept for BD and switch to a no-frill digital distribution model unless there is a way to extract sufficitn revenue from such distribution, which at the moment is still hard to imagine.

Jul 23, 2013 5:16 AM by symbv

jmal and sym, stop fighting over trivial matters and give me the latest news thread already. '_'

Jul 23, 2013 5:13 AM by Rachmaninow

jmal said:
^ symbv, you've really gone off the deep end on this. Oh well.
Maybe, but seeing your recent action and (over)reactions coming from a new list added by Stalker, I have come to the same conclusion of you. And you keep coming back at this topic just goes to confirm it for me.




Ejc said:
That person must've been a very massive fan of Shingeki and fully believed the tweets some DVD retailer made, estimating the sales to be around 100k.
There are more than one person saying that, and some were even from DVD stores so I would not say that all the estimation are just pure fans' wishful thinking without any basis.

Jul 23, 2013 5:09 AM by symbv

^ symbv, you've really gone off the deep end on this. Just go finish the weekly sales post.

Progeusz said:
I'm starting to doubt if it's even possible to beat Eva. Maybe Madoka has a chance in total income if the franchise develops well but reaching Eva's BD/DVD numbers seems impossible.

Quite possibly, because I imagine eventually anime will shift in part or in full to digital distribution, at which point sales data will either dry up or take such a different form that direct comparison will not be possible. In other words, the clock is ticking.

Eva sold at least 111k initial release and 171k with re-releases. That's just so far above and beyond anything else that nothing even compares.

As far as total franchise income, the Rebuild films really make Eva untouchable by anything that isn't a decades-long franchise like Gundam or Macross. Monogatari would be the better comparison (Bake 6 vols + Nise 5 vols + Neko 2 vols + 2nd 12 vols + movie 1 vol + season 3 x? vols) but still, Rebuild... and we don't even have the last film yet.

"Never say never", of course. But with the vastly larger amount of anime that comes out these days compared to pre-2000, I don't think you'll ever see the consumer base as single-mindedly focused on one show as it was possible to get back in Eva's days.

Jul 23, 2013 5:05 AM by jmal

jmal said:
You've conflated Stalker with yourself, to the point where posts that don't quote or reference you in any way can be considered "getting on your back" (as compared to you constantly directly calling me out as allegedly trashing Stalker), if they say anything about the site.
No, I don't think so. I never consider over-zealous skepticism against Stalker's main function as personal attack, but as I said before, if a researcher uses a research tool that is constantly being dismissed by someone who keeps throwing doubt at the usefulness of the tool, it is only natural for the researcher to defend the tool he uses. Making such defense does not mean he is a "fanboy" or unquestionably thinks the tool is beyond reproach.

jmal said:
That you can consider, even for a split-second, describing my views on Stalker as "radically skeptical and dismissive" is quite simply beyond any rational reading of the situation. You're either defensively exaggerating, or fundamentally misunderstanding the motives behind virtually everything I've ever posted about the tool.
Sorry, but some of your views, especially the recent loud and grand call of asking people to be "very skeptical" of an extra yardstick the Stalker adds, which is something that we seldom mentions or uses in more than very general and qualitative way, fits the description very well. I know your motives, but I think your motives are fundamentally misplaced, to the point of going to bewildering length to renew your call for skepticism.



Jul 23, 2013 5:03 AM by symbv

I'm starting to doubt if it's even possible to beat Eva. Maybe Madoka has a chance in total income if the franchise develops well but reaching Eva's BD/DVD numbers seems impossible.


@jmal
That's why I only mentioned K-ON! and even that is a bit of stretch for two reasons
1) Other volumes should sell 40k or less for that to happen
2) K-ON!'s quite different from normal adaptations so I'm not sure if it's proper to compare them like that.

I didn't mention DB GT precisely because it only got 31,696 initially. It would be unfair to count re-releases when comparing to SnK.

Jul 23, 2013 4:57 AM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
Yes, SnK is indeed the best selling manga adaptation.


Edit: Keep in mind that it can lose to K-ON! average-wise depending on the drop of further vols.

If we're only counting from 2000 until present, the best selling manga adaptations are:
011) *43,883 K-ON!
014) *39,385 K-ON!!
016) *36,511 Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
024) *29,146 Lucky Star
025) *28,537 Initial D 4th Stage
029) *25,644 Azumanga Daiou
031) *24,494 To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
033) *24,433 Kuroko no Basuke
035) *23,496 Love Hina
036) *23,287 Hetalia Axis Powers (webcomic)
041) *20,587 Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (6/9 vols)

Those are the ones over 20k. The >20k shows are overwhelmingly dominated by light novel adaptations and original anime.

Shingeki has a pretty decent chance of averaging higher than any of these. At worst it should do Hagaren level and it would take a pretty really drop to fall below Lucky Star. We really don't have a good idea until v2 is out.

I don't do before 2000 because formats and record keeping as different; most shows back then didn't sell as much on initial release but did sales over a longer period with box sets and such. Dragonball GT is the best pre-2000 I'm aware of, with at least 31,696 initially and 52,923 with re-releases. But again, pre-2000 and 2000-present are really apples and oranges, data-wise.

Jul 23, 2013 4:54 AM by jmal