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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Aug 26 - Sep 01

by symbv
Sep 3, 2013 4:41 AM | 77 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Aug 26th - Sep 1st

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

Blu-ray
*1, 35,938 35,938 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki
*2, 19,133 19,133 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.6
*3, 16,247 16,247 Mobile Suit Gundam BD Box
*4, 14,386 14,386 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.3
*5, 13,626 13,626 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S vol.2
*6, 11,782 11,782 Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken vol.8
*7, *8,956 *8,956 Suisei no Gargantia vol.1
*8, *8,249 *8,249 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol.3
*9, *7,535 *7,535 Little Busters! vol.9
10, *5,920 *5,920 Date A Live vol.3
11, *5,708 *5,708 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT vol.2
12, *5,016 *5,016 Vividred Operation vol.6
13, *3,604 *3,604 Dangan Ronpa the Animation vol.1
14, *3,474 32,350 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.2
15, *3,165 *3,165 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W vol.4
16, *2,809 *2,809 Yuyushiki vol.4
(cut-off 2,809)


DVD
*1, 10,345 *,*10,345 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.3
*2, *8,383 *,**8,383 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki - Deluxe Edition
*3, *6,152 *,**6,152 Hetalia The Beautiful World vol.3
*4, *3,619 *,*15,199 One Piece Log Collection "ROOKIES"
*5, *2,488 *,*16,705 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.2
*6, *2,404 *,**2,404 Dangan Ronpa the Animation vol.1
*7, *2,382 *,**2,382 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S vol.2
*8, *2,276 *,**2,276 Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken vol.8
*9, *1,920 *,**1,920 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol.3
10, *1,902 *,**1,902 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki - Regular Edition
11, *1,613 *,**1,613 Karneval vol.4
12, *1,514 *,**1,514 Little Busters! vol.9
13, *1,358 *,**8,281 Brothers Conflict vol.1
14, *1,306 1,207,089 Tonari no Totoro
15, *1,300 *,**1,300 Date A Live vol.3
16, *1,205 *,**1,205 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT vol.2
17, *1,133 *,**1,133 Cuticle Tantei Inaba vol.6
18, *1,067 *,**1,067 Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter DVD Box vol.1
19, **,997 *,*13,626 Peeping Life: Tezuka and Tatsunoko Production Wonderland
20, **,955 *,*56,924 One Piece Film Z - Regular Edition
21, **,761 *,***,761 Vividred Operation vol.6
22, **,741 *,*26,862 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.1
(cut-off 733)


CD Single
*9, 11,193 *11,193 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 5 Shirabe "Oukyo Shul-shagana"
14, *7,201 **7,201 Prince of Tennis character song "TeniPri Fever"
16, *7,092 **7,092 Toyosaki Aki "Cheeky"
20, *5,658 *26,031 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S OP "eternal reality"
21, *5,526 *78,544 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 TV OP "Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB"
23, *5,001 **5,001 Watashi ga Motenai nowa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! OP "Watashi ga Motenai nowa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui"
25, *4,719 *15,094 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie theme song "Circle Game"
28, *4,574 **4,574 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. ED "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ 12 years after special package"
29, *4,507 *19,676 Shingeki no Kyojin ED "great escape"
30, *4,337 206,113 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
31, *4,008 *19,708 Love Live! : Printemps ~Honoka, Kotori, Hanayo from μ's~ "Pure girls project"
33, *3,506 *18,727 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 4 Tsubasa "Gekkou no Tsurugi"
35, *3,244 **3,244 Detective Conan ED "Takaramono / Kimi no Egao ga Nani yori Suki datta"
36, *3,194 **3,194 Watashi ga Motenai nowa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! ED "Dou Kangaetemo Watashi wa Warukunai"
39, *2,916 *47,488 Free! ED "Splash Free"
46, *2,086 **6,647 Gatchaman Crowds OP "Crowds"
48, *1,987 *10,124 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S ED "Links"
55, *1,529 *77,754 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G OP "Vitalization"
56, *1,458 *18,752 Brother Conflicts ED "14 to 1"
57, *1,449 **1,449 Uchuu Kyoudai ED "Yozora no Taiyou"
59, *1,402 *13,218 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G ED "Next Destination"
64, *1,328 *25,741 Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou OP "traumerei"
65, *1,248 *23,487 Free! : Character Song Vol.2 Tachibana Makoto (Suzuki Tatsuhisa) "Mirai e no Stroke"
71, *1,202 **1,202 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai : CharaCD.10 Goi Douyui starring Takagaki Ayahi "Heart Beat Goyoushin!"
73, *1,174 *17,476 The IdolM@ster Cinderella M@ster "Kagayaku Sekai no Mahou"
78, *1,084 *20,371 Free! : Character Song Vol.1 Nanase Haruka (Shimazaki Nobunaga) "Ao no Kanata'
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
14, 6,350 *6,350 "IdolM@ster Million Live!" The IdolM@ster Live The@ter Performance 05
16, 6,274 17,616 Free! Drama CD "Iwatobi Koukou Suieibu - Katsudou Nisshi 1"
19, 5,965 *5,965 Toaru Majutsu no Index best "Toaru Majutsu no TV Songs"
20, 5,893 *5,893 Yoshino Hiroyuki "Get Set"
22, 5,207 *5,207 Diabolik Lovers Do-S Kyuuketsu CD More,Blood Vol.5 Mukami Yuuma
26, 3,993 *9,198 Free! Radio CD "Iwatobi Channel" Vol.1
30, 3,690 *3,690 IS <Infinite Stratos>: Original Drama Series Vol.5 feat. Laura Bodewig "~Kuro-usagi tachi no Sonatina~"
35, 2,905 *2,905 Nintama Rantarou Drama CD "Yonnensei no Dan"
49, 2,195 49,636 Shingeki no Kyojin Original Soundtrack
60, 1,785 *1,785 Kamijigen Idol: Neptune PP Complete Bundle Processor vol.3 Noire x Black Heart
62, 1,746 *1,746 Amnesia Crowd Character CD Ukyou & Orion
66, 1,648 *6,646 Haruna Luna "Oversky"
67, 1,627 *1,627 Kamijigen Idol: Neptune PP Complete Bundle Processor vol.4 Blanc x White Heart
81, 1,337 *1,337 Gatchaman Crowds Original Soundtrack
84, 1,287 *1,287 HIghschool DxD New: Ending CharaSong Album
86, 1,262 15,408 Kaze Tachinu Soundtrack
91, 1,200 *1,200 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. radio show "Soubu Koukou Houshibu Radio. sideB"
94, 1,185 *1,185 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. radio show "Soubu Koukou Houshibu Radio. sideA"
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 77 Comments Recent Comments

jmal said:
When we want to understand why something sells, we have to completely throw out our personal opinions and ask the people who made it sell well, because they're the only ones who can possibly provide the relevant answers.
Very clear and to-the-point comment you made, jmal. Way too many people, particularly those in the west, make this simple mistake. I am more surprised by how hard it is for them to project things from their own preference and fail to look at the market from a macro and, yes, objective perspective. I am sure everyone, including me who love most of the output the industry is offering, knows some works that sell better than expected - but instead of ranting I'd say it should be viewed as an opportunity to learn - what may be the factor(s) that get them to sell? What factor was missed? Why a similar work failed to sell but this one succeeded? I would say there are a lot things we will gain by asking these questions.

Sep 9, 2013 9:17 PM by symbv

jmal said:
GodlyKyon said:
I am really shocked how Boku wa Tomodachi ga sukunai does so well considering how average the series is

Well the simple answer is that to a lot of people (like me), it's quite a bit better than average, and they're the ones buying it. When we want to understand why something sells, we have to completely throw out our personal opinions and ask the people who made it sell well, because they're the only ones who can possibly provide the relevant answers.

Also it does quite well, but not amazingly well or anything. First series averaged 11,111, the sequel will maybe average... I dunno, 8k would be a high end guess I suppose.

Solid sales by any measure, but not any better than, say, Maou-sama or Oregairu, to cite two recent examples of popular romcom novels turned anime (though their popularity wasn't as high pre-anime as Haganai's was so they're arguably more impressive).


I wasn't expecting anything from Maou-sama, and yet to watch Oregairu, but I will.

Haganai is disappointing to a LN-first reader like me, but I guess it is better than average... At least its not something like, I dunno, the blah oniichan anime, what was it again? whatever... bad show.

Sep 9, 2013 7:09 PM by GodlyKyon

GodlyKyon said:
I am really shocked how Boku wa Tomodachi ga sukunai does so well considering how average the series is

Well the simple answer is that to a lot of people (like me), it's quite a bit better than average, and they're the ones buying it. When we want to understand why something sells, we have to completely throw out our personal opinions and ask the people who made it sell well, because they're the only ones who can possibly provide the relevant answers.

Also it does quite well, but not amazingly well or anything. First series averaged 11,111, the sequel will maybe average... I dunno, 8k would be a high end guess I suppose.

Solid sales by any measure, but not any better than, say, Maou-sama or Oregairu, to cite two recent examples of popular romcom novels turned anime (though their popularity wasn't as high pre-anime as Haganai's was so they're arguably more impressive).

Sep 9, 2013 6:24 PM by jmal

I am really shocked how Boku wa Tomodachi ga sukunai does so well considering how average the series is(good in the harem genre though)

Haganai the novel. Can understand better, art is great, but Anime? Nah.

Sep 9, 2013 2:18 PM by GodlyKyon

kuuderes_shadow said:
Ghibli domination
Just look at how many Ghibli titles in top 100 of Amazon now:

*18位/*17位 ★ (**6,607 pt) [*,**9予約] 13/12/04 もののけ姫 [Blu-ray] Mononoke
*19位/*19位 ○ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 01/09/28 となりのトトロ [DVD]【更新停止】Totoro
*39位/*38位 ○ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 01/06/08 魔女の宅急便 [DVD]【更新停止】Kiki
*40位/*40位 ○ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 02/07/19 千と千尋の神隠し (通常版) [DVD]【更新停止】Spirited Away
*50位/*52位 ○ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 01/11/21 もののけ姫 [DVD]【更新停止】Mononoke
*61位/*62位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 13/07/17 紅の豚 [Blu-ray]【更新停止】Porco Rosso
*63位/*63位 ○ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 02/10/04 天空の城ラピュタ [DVD]【更新停止】Laputa
*77位/*73位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 12/07/18 となりのトトロ [Blu-ray]【更新停止】Totoro
*90位/*88位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 12/12/05 魔女の宅急便 [Blu-ray]【更新停止】Kiki

kuuderes_shadow said:
Time for another round of guessing game: guess what's going to be 3rd on the anime blu-ray list next week (assuming Maou and Index are pretty much guaranteed the top 2 spots).
My money's on Jojo.
I'd say Jojo as well. I think chances that it is not Jojo is quite small...


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Sep 9, 2013 11:32 AM by symbv

Seems last episode of SnK had positive effect on sales. All volumes in both DVD and BD got quite big boost (at least on Amazon some volumes gained like 50+ positions). Most likely it will not affect v2 position on BD charts, but i have feeling w2 sales for v2 will be bigger than for v1.

Sep 8, 2013 1:33 PM by Ulrihs

kuuderes_shadow said:
Time for another round of guessing game: guess what's going to be 3rd on the anime blu-ray list next week (assuming Maou and Index are pretty much guaranteed the top 2 spots).

My money's on Jojo.

Only if Love Live has a much smaller wk2 than usual. It's ranged anywhere from 922 to 3,975 wk2 but is generally 2k+. Though it hasn't ranked much this week, so maybe it'll be one of the smaller wk2s. That #8 on Sunday could account for most of the sales though.

Jojo will be at least 4th. Unless Shingeki v2 has a considerably bigger 3rd week than v1, it'll do around 1.2k while Jojo should at around 1.5k or higher.

Sep 8, 2013 1:19 PM by jmal

Time for another round of guessing game: guess what's going to be 3rd on the anime blu-ray list next week (assuming Maou and Index are pretty much guaranteed the top 2 spots).

My money's on Jojo.

Sep 8, 2013 10:41 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Kotoura-san v6 hanging on by her teensy weeny fingernails. Too bad, one I really enjoyed. Nice to get a bunch of drama CDs with the BDs and manga, wonder if they recorded any more for later manga volumes? I hope so as I quite enjoy them.

But where or where is Genshiken? Shall be Thursday only by the look of it, hope it ranks though I couldn't bring myself to buy it. I love the manga and will get volume 15 with the OAD but couldn't pull the trigger on the Blurays for some reason, the comedy works once for me though I do enjoy it.

Sep 8, 2013 8:53 AM by hpulley

Ghibli domination

Sep 8, 2013 5:24 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Sep 7.

DVD
**2 **3 **4 **5 **6 **7 **8  週
*10 *** *16 *13 *11 **2 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro
*20 *** *26 *** *22 **5 *** | -- | Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
*25 *** *** *** *25 **7 *** | -- | Mononoke Hime
*21 *** *27 *28 *27 **8 *** | -- | Majo no Takkyuubin
*** *** *** *** *** *13 *** | -- | Kaze no Tani no Nausica
*** *** *** *** *** *18 *** | -- | Kurenai no Buta
*** *** *** *** *** *19 *** | -- | Laputa
*** *12 *14 *29 *** *** *** | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama! 3
*** **9 *24 *** *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE 15th Season Gyojintou-hen 10
*24 *** *29 *** *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Log Collection "ROOKIES"
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | NARUTO Shippuden Ninkai Taisen Kanata Kara no Kougeki 1
**1 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Aikatsu! 5
**7 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 3
*14 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hetalia The Beautiful World 3
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Index Movie Special Edition
*19 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 2

BD
**2 **3 **4 **5 **6 **7 **8  週
*** **3 **5 **7 **6 **7 *** | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama! 3
**3 *16 **8 **8 **8 **8 *** | -- | Index Movie Special Edition
*** *** *** *** *** *10 *** | -- | Kurenai no Buta
*** *** *** *** *** *15 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro
*** *** *** *** *** *19 *** | -- | Majo no Takkyuubin
*15 *** *** *** *11 *20 *** | -- | Shingeki 2
*13 *** *19 *10 *16 *** *** | -- | JoJo 8
*** *** *** **3 *20 *** *** | -- | Aoi Hana BD-BOX
*** *** *** *17 *** *** *** | -- | Nichijou BD-BOX
**8 *** *** *18 *** *** *** | -- | Love Live! 6
*12 *** *17 *19 *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 3
*** *** *** *20 *** *** *** | -- | AnoHana. BOX
**9 *** *14 *** *** *** *** | -- | Gundam Memorial BD-BOX
*** *14 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Minami-ke Okaeri BD-BOX
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Kotoura-san 6
*16 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Date A Live 3
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Little Busters! 9
*19 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 2
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | OreGairu. 3

Sep 8, 2013 5:20 AM by Ejc

Yahari Oregairu is selling well.

Sep 7, 2013 8:39 PM by GodlyKyon

Mr_Gutts said:
All Hail Index the movie

THIS.

I'm also glad this is up there as well:
*3, 16,247 16,247 Mobile Suit Gundam BD Box

Sep 7, 2013 8:28 PM by Stark700

Raphow said:
BW42 said:
symbv said:
BW42 said:
Wow, shocking sales of vol.1 Danganronpa... what the hell happened there?!
You mean too high or too low?
Dunno, I was under the impression that it was a lot more popular in Japan than the sales figures show. *shrug*

IMO, it is selling more than it deserves, one of the worst shows this season


The show is really bad, I watched the lets play and really enjoyed it, but the show pales in comparison, that's the difference of a novel/game and an Anime I suppose, there are far more details that you can put in the game.

But anyhow, WOW. Endymion sold REALLY well, I might actually watch the movie at this point(considering I am reading the novels already, why not?)

And look at that! Railgun S Vol 2 sold better than Vol 1, guess that's expected cause the story is heating up...

Hoppy said:
Index is still selling, maybe we can get a much needed 3rd season.

Symphogear's still rocking in the music category, I can say the series is safe for a third season based on that alone, plus there's merchandise to back it up if BD sales go south like everything else that isn't Free or Monogatari this season.


That new season better be faithful while tasteful. Because Season 2 was CR@P. Railgun S Shows how good a faithful adaptation can also be good, I don't want them do the arcs so... Emotionlessly? Formulatically? Whatever

Sep 7, 2013 8:25 PM by GodlyKyon

Lots of Miyazaki titles in the amazon top 100 right ^^; effect of the retirement announcement..

Sep 7, 2013 8:19 PM by mistress_kisara

jmal said:
I can't say I've noticed any trend that correlates lower MSRPs with higher sales (let alone proof of causation). particularly for the late night anime we're talking about here.


The only way that lower prices can be made up for by increased sales is if the product is mainstream, where the potential audience is huge. Animation, as much as we all love it, is not mainstream.

Anyone with the principles/passion to purchase a BD as opposed to viewing the free downloaded version is not going to be scared off by price, those who are scared off by the price are most likely content with the free version.

Sep 6, 2013 4:23 PM by Takuan_Soho

Hoppy said:
This may be the turning point of the high BD prices

Because maybe a couple hundred people are buying a cheap import releasing about half a year after the initial singles release? Honestly I don't think this will change anything at all.

Just think of how many copies you need to sell of something if you package a whole set for ¥7000 vs if you sell 6 * ¥7000. (Obviously, about six times as much.) For Girlpan to make as much money as a R1-style set it would have needed to sell well over 200,000 copies. No chance whatsoever of that happening.

There's no benefit to trying to lower BD prices. I can't say I've noticed any trend that correlates lower MSRPs with higher sales (let alone proof of causation). particularly for the late night anime we're talking about here. There are plenty of mass market products for most anime (merch) that are more affordable than DVDs/BDs. The latter don't need to be priced for mass market when they don't have a mass matket audience to draw on.

Sep 6, 2013 2:14 PM by jmal

geralt said:
StopDropAndBowl said:
I really wish Gargantia had sold more. It was the best show last season.

Isnt' almost 9000 copies good?

From what I understand, 9000 is very good. But I still wish it had been a runaway success because the show was very, very good.

Sep 6, 2013 1:01 PM by StopDropAndBowl

I hope Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT will sell well I need new season XD

Greatings

Sep 6, 2013 12:52 PM by zackner

All Hail Index the movie

Sep 6, 2013 10:07 AM by Mr_Gutts