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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Sep 16 - Sep 22

by symbv
Sep 24, 2013 3:43 AM | 196 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Sep 16th - 22nd

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

Blu-ray
*1, 27,040 27,040 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
*2, *2,861 20,805 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Limited Edition
*3, *2,737 *2,737 Love Lab vol.1
*4, *2,731 *2,731 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince vol.4
*5, *2,606 *8,483 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Regular Edition
*6, *2,562 *2,562 Chihayafuru2 BD Box vol.2
*7, *2,355 *2,355 Aoki Ryuusei SPT Layzner Recollection 1996-2000 BD Box
*8, *1,809 *1,809 Aura: Maryuuinkouga Saigo no Tatakai
*9, *1,663 *1,663 Brothers Conflict vol.2
10, *1,630 17,147 Free! vol.1
(cut-off 1,630)


DVD
*1, 11,712 *,*11,712 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
*2, *4,598 *,*18,860 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Regular Edition
*3, *3,558 *,*15,856 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Limited Edition
*4, *3,043 *,**3,043 Brothers Conflict vol.2
*5, *1,793 *,*11,833 USAVICH Season 5
*6, *1,653 *,**1,653 Makai Ouji Devils and Realist vl.1
*7, *1,496 *,*11,705 Free! vol.1
*8, *1,473 1,513,749 Tonari no Totoro
*9, *1,173 *,**1,173 Gin no Saji Silver Spoon vol.1
10, **,954 *,***,954 Love Lab vol.1
11, **,843 *,517,634 Majo no Takkyuubin
12, **,749 *,***,749 Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph Special DVD
13, **,710 2,389,825 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
14, **,672 *,***,672 Devil Survivor2 the Animation vol.4
15, **,636 *,361,754 Mononoke Hime
16, **,613 *,*18,848 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.2
17, **,516 *,*58,735 One Piece Film Z - Regular Edition
18, **,491 *,*28,359 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.1
19, **,489 *,661,857 Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa
20, **,482 *,***,482 Chihayafuru2 DVD Box vol.2
(cut-off 482)


Singles
*9, 12,044 *12,044 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 8 Miku "Waikyou Shen-Shou-Jin"
14, *6,531 **6,531 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 TV ED "Distance"
15, *4,842 **4,842 Brothers Conflict OP "Jealousness"
22, *3,579 **3,579 Kakihara Tetsuya "Generations"
25, *2,803 *13,664 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 7 Kirika "Gokuren Igarima"
27, *2,536 214,874 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
35, *1,819 *13,576 Prince of Tennis character song "TeniPri Fever"
37, *1,662 *27,669 Gin no Saji Silver Spoon OP "Faraway / Kiss you"
38, *1,651 *85,376 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 TV OP "Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB"
39, *1,592 *22,594 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie theme song "Circle Game"
40, *1,513 *23,978 Free! : Character Song Vol.3 Matsuoka Rin (Miyano Mamoru) "Break our balance"
42, *1,487 **1,487 Please & Secret (Pile & Aina) "O.P.E.N. Fantasy"
43, *1,395 *15,939 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 6 Chris "Bye-Bye Lullaby"
48, *1,281 *52,873 Free! ED "Splash Free"
49, *1,264 **4,911 Takanashi Rikka Kai: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie album "~Chuunibhyou Ougi . Sankyoku no Kiwami~"
52, *1,128 *10,218 Dangan Ronpa the Animation ED "Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku"
53, *1,075 **1,075 Kimi no Iru Machi ED "Dear Friend"
55, *1,051 **7,832 DokiDoki! Precure OP/ED "Love Link / Kono Sora no Musou ~Dokidoki! Precure to Issho~"
57, *1,027 *15,923 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 5 Shirabe "Oukyo Shul-shagana"
58, *1,016 *18,862 Free! : Character Song Vol.5 Ryuugazaki Rei (Hirakawa Daisuke) "Dive & Fly"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*6, 17,424 17,424 Miyano Mamoru "Passage"
*8, 14,117 14,117 The IdolM@ster 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -The IdolM@ster History-
22, *5,022 *5,022 Brothers Conflict Character Song Concept Mini-Album vol.1
65, *1,262 25,788 Free! Drama CD "Iwatobi Koukou Suieibu - Katsudou Nisshi 1"
68, *1,226 53,994 Shingeki no Kyojin Original Soundtrack
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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jmal said:
symbv said:
The really worrying thing is a lot of the staff who helped created Panty & Stocking, which is wacky but yet became a cult favorite to some fans because of its irreverent humor and crazy action, have since left Gainax in the following years. So Gainax is acutely short of experienced hands.
As far as I know there's basically nobody left from the TTGL days. They're all at Trigger and Khara. "Gainax" used to mean something, not so much anymore.
Just one thing to add for our discussion about Gainax. I was reading an interview with Ootsuka Masahiko, who quit Gainax to start the studio Trigger (which makes the anime "Kill la Kill", which in turn is why he got interviewed) and they talked about why he quit Gainax. And this what he said:

ガイナックスではわりと好き勝手に作らせてもらって縛りもなかったんですが、逆にかせがなくて、言ってしまえば「パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベルト」(以下、パンスト)のような普通は通らないはずの企画が通っちゃうんです。そうなると贅沢な話ですけど「こんな好きにやってて大丈夫なのか?」と逆に不安になってきたんです。

Translation:

I could do whatever I wanted in Gainax without much restraint but looked at it in another way a project like "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" which is not going to make money and normally would not be accepted still got passed. While this feels great, you also got insecure as you thought "is it really going to be alright if we keep doing as we please?"


So there you have it. When fans think of Gainax as the "whackiest" studio that does what it pleases, that impression is not groundless. In fact even veteran staff in it thought the same way, and this is precisely because of that that so many of them chose to leave instead of staying, even though the freedom from restraint should mean they can let their creativity go unbound and do whatever they want to make "worthy" anime and challenge the audience.

Oct 3, 2013 1:02 AM by symbv

Xinception said:
Awww... SnK vol 3 didn't chart/chart high on top 10 :c.

Hoping that it gets its momentum back.


I think haganai and date a live are the surprises for not ranking, not SnK.

Oct 1, 2013 3:58 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Xinception said:
Awww... SnK vol 3 didn't chart/chart high on top 10 :c.

Hoping that it gets its momentum back.

It did well for DVD. At least very little less than v1 in second week.

As for BD, it probably did somewhere in between 3000 and 3500 sales, if v3 is continuing v1 and v2 trend. Don't think anybody expected for it to rank today.
Also position are irrelevant when it comes to sales, it's not Olympics when positions determines who are the best. I'll better prefer than my favorite anime get #10 with 10K sales in busy week than #1 with 2K in dead week.

Oct 1, 2013 3:35 AM by Ulrihs

Awww... SnK vol 3 didn't chart/chart high on top 10 :c.

Hoping that it gets its momentum back.

Oct 1, 2013 3:07 AM by Xinception

Progeusz said:
NeoAnkara said:
Only 9k+ in total for DxD New. I'm expecting more but still quite happy with this.
Only? It sold almost as much as S1. That's a great result! Main difference being ~250 of its fans bought BD players since that time.
You know I got the impresion that it will reach 10k in first week.

Oct 1, 2013 2:52 AM by NeoAnkara

Still working on CD singles/album figures but something else takes priority at the same time. The new thread will come perhaps 2 hours or so later...

Some of the titles that do not rank in BD list and need to wait until the complete list later this week

Magi v10,
Dangan Ronpa v2
Date A Live v4
Haganai2 v3
Valvrave v4
Neptunia v1
Genei wo kakeru Taiyou v1
Rokyubu2 v1
Uchoutan Kazoku v1
Blood Lad v1

Oct 1, 2013 2:38 AM by symbv

For me, I'm happy for Girls und Panzer Fandisc did good sales. It's not what was predicted but it's not that bad for a fandisc.

Oct 1, 2013 2:28 AM by zenjamibu

Ulrihs said:
I think Love Live v7 should end with selling over 30000 copies.
I mean in Amazon yearly rankings for V7 are #32 what is more than #38 rank for v1 and v1 sold more than 33,5K to date.

You are right! Congratz. People will be surprise once last week's sales are posted.

Oct 1, 2013 2:22 AM by ThangLong

Impressive sales, can't be compared with previous week sales.
Although GirlPan fan disk didn't do as good as i thought.

Oct 1, 2013 2:09 AM by Ulrihs

Dreadful threshold.
DAL v4 didn't even rank...
I'm so happy for Illya and KinMosa, they're already above 5k!
Love Live v7 - simply amazing.

NeoAnkara said:
Only 9k+ in total for DxD New. I'm expecting more but still quite happy with this.
Only? It sold almost as much as S1. That's a great result! Main difference being ~250 of its fans bought BD players since that time.

Oct 1, 2013 2:07 AM by Progeusz

Amiluhur said:
The BD/DVD for Uchouten Kazoku haven't been released yet? I'm dying to know how this fantastic series can do commercially

It didn't rank in the preliminary list (considering its a heavy week), you have to wait until the full list is out on Thursday or Friday..

Oct 1, 2013 1:57 AM by mistress_kisara

The BD/DVD for Uchouten Kazoku haven't been released yet? I'm dying to know how this fantastic series can do commercially

Oct 1, 2013 1:48 AM by Amiluhur

geralt said:
NeoAnkara said:
Only 9k+ in total for DxD New. I'm expecting more but still quite happy with this.

That's pretty good, right? Hopefully it's enough for a third season.


Yes. It's almost exactly the same v1 BD+DVD 1st week sales as Season 1...

○ハイスクールD×D 【全6巻】
巻数   初動      累計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 6,780(2,341) 8,452(*,***) 12.03.21 ※合計 10,793枚
02巻 6,844(2,374) 7,646(*,***) 12.04.25 ※合計 10,020枚
03巻 6,549(2,225) 7,427(2,603) 12.05.23 ※合計 10,030枚
04巻 6,764(2,318) *,***(*,***) 12.06.27 ※合計 *9,082枚
05巻 6,532(2,193) 7,064(*,***) 12.07.25 ※合計 *9,257枚
06巻 6,614(2,241) 7,083(*,***) 12.08.29 ※合計 *9,324枚

Oct 1, 2013 1:44 AM by Ejc

NeoAnkara said:
Only 9k+ in total for DxD New. I'm expecting more but still quite happy with this.

That's pretty good, right? Hopefully it's enough for a third season.

Oct 1, 2013 1:28 AM by geralt

Damn, that BD threshold..I'm dreading the full list now..

Oct 1, 2013 1:27 AM by mistress_kisara

Only 9k+ in total for DxD New. I'm expecting more but still quite happy with this.

Oct 1, 2013 1:18 AM by NeoAnkara

For those who are impatient:

BD
*1 31470 Love Live v7
*6 14745 GirlPan fan disk
*7 12789 UtaPri2 v4
*8 12769 Railgun2 v3
*9 11751 JoJo v9
10 11519 OreImo2 v4
11 11256 Code Geass BD Box
13 9377 Gundam Seed Destiny BD box v2
14 8129 Gargantia v2
15 7023 HDxD2 v1
16 6420 OreGairu v4
18 5978 Illya v1
20 5645 KinMoza v1

DVD
8,992 UtaPri2 v4
2,624 KimiMachi v1
2,262 SnK v3
2,239 JoJo v9
2,161 Railgun2 v3
2,025 Magi v10
2,001 HDxD2 v1
1,973 Dragonball Z kami to kami
1,654 OreImo2 v4
1,516 Karneval v5
1,509 Amnesia v6
1,467 Dangan Ronpa v2
1,439 Ser x Ser v2
1,241 Date A Live v4
1,072 Haganai2 v3
1,033 Valvrave v4
1,023 OreGairu v4
905 The Unlimited v6

Oct 1, 2013 1:13 AM by symbv

jmal said:
skudoops said:
Question.. are some anime more acceptable to the mainstream japanese than others?

Sure, but that's true of every form of entertainment. Some shows will get mainstream acceptance because they have the power of nostalgia (like Macross, Gundam, Yamato). But some of the most mainstream shows have very low sales - think most TV volumes of shounen action series like Naruto and One Piece.

It's... complicated. Sales and mainstream appeal definitely don't have a 1:1 ratio.


Ah ok I see.

scytheavatar said:
Xinception said:
Although I think that Kill La Kill and Monogatari Series: 2nd Season will come close in term of popularity, since the former is the successor product of the guys who made Guren Lagenn and the latter is an excellent adaptation of a trending light novel series.)


Can't see Kill La Kill being that big of a success, it might have some hype in the Western countries but most Japanese were dumbfounded by the success of the LWA2 kickstarter and they don't feel about Studio Trigger the way many Western fans do. Kill La Kill also doesn't have the super robots and boobs that otakus of TTLG's time loved. The fact that it has an older school design and unusual animation only makes it harder for otakus to love it, just look at Blood Lad.


I suppose that's why they made such an effort to promote it in Western territories, it's been pretty much everywhere on western animation websites, but I suppose that's more to do with us than them promoting, but I was surprised to see an english website go up before the show even aired. Although I would like to correct one thing you are saying, KLK does have the boobs lol, Rukio's outfit is just LAWL and clear otaku pandering but other than that it looks excellent.

Sep 30, 2013 11:50 PM by GD1551

Xinception said:
Although I think that Kill La Kill and Monogatari Series: 2nd Season will come close in term of popularity, since the former is the successor product of the guys who made Guren Lagenn and the latter is an excellent adaptation of a trending light novel series.)


Can't see Kill La Kill being that big of a success, it might have some hype in the Western countries but most Japanese were dumbfounded by the success of the LWA2 kickstarter and they don't feel about Studio Trigger the way many Western fans do. Kill La Kill also doesn't have the super robots and boobs that otakus of TTLG's time loved. The fact that it has an older school design and unusual animation only makes it harder for otakus to love it, just look at Blood Lad.

Sep 30, 2013 11:47 PM by scytheavatar

I think Love Live v7 should end with selling over 30000 copies.
I mean in Amazon yearly rankings for V7 are #32 what is more than #38 rank for v1 and v1 sold more than 33,5K to date.

Sep 30, 2013 11:26 PM by Ulrihs