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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Sep 23 - Sep 29

by symbv
Oct 1, 2013 5:11 AM | 125 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Sep 23rd - 29th

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

Blu-ray
01, 31,470 31,470 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.7
02, 14,745 14,745 Girls und Panzer -Heartful Tank Disc-
03, 12,789 12,789 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.4
04, 12,769 12,769 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S vol.3
05, 11,751 11,751 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.9
06, 11,519 11,519 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. vol.4
07, 11,256 11,256 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch BD Box
08, *9,377 *9,377 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny HD-Remaster BD Box vol.2
09, *8,129 *8,129 Suisei no Gargantia vol.2
10, *7,023 *7,023 Highschool DxD New vol.1
11, *6,420 *6,420 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol.4
12, *5,978 *5,978 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya vol.1
13, *5,645 *5,645 Kiniro Mosaic vol.1
(cut-off 5,645)


DVD
*1, 8,992 *,**8,992 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.4
*2, 2,624 *,**2,624 Kimi no Iru Machi vol.1
*3, 2,262 *,*13,974 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
*4, 2,239 *,**2,239 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.9
*5, 2,161 *,**2,161 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S vol.3
*6, 2,025 *,**2,025 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic vol.10
*7, 2,001 *,**2,001 Highschool DxD New vol.1
*8, 1,973 *,*20,833 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Regular Edition
*9, 1,654 *,**1,654 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. vol.4
10, 1,516 *,**1,516 Karneval vol.5
11, 1,509 *,**1,509 Amnesia vol.6
12, 1,474 *,*13,307 USAVICH Season 5
13, 1,467 *,**1,467 Dangan Ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei vol.2
14, 1,439 *,**1,439 Servant x Service vol.2
15, 1,291 1,215,040 Tonari no Totoro
16, 1,241 *,**1,241 Date A Live vol.4
17, 1,192 *,*17,048 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Limited Edition
18, 1,190 *,**4,233 Brothers Conflict vol.2
19, 1,072 *,**1,072 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next vol.3
20, 1,033 *,**1,033 Kakumeiki Valvrave vol.4
21, 1,023 *,**1,023 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol.4
22, *,990 *,***,990 Girls und Panzer -Heartful Tank Disc-
23, *,905 *,***,905 Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke vol.6
(cut-off 829)


Singles
15, 4,288 **4,288 Hetalia Character CD II Vol.7 Russia (Takato Yasuhiro) "Shiroi Honoo"
16, 4,199 **4,199 Hetalia Character CD II Vol.8 China (Kaida Yuki) "Bishoku no Kokoro - Shokyuuhen"
23, 2,793 217,667 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
35, 2,223 *14,267 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 8 Miku "Waikyou Shen-Shou-Jin"
38, 1,909 **1,909 Radio "Kuroko no Basuke - Housou Iinkai" theme song "Next Game / Tomorrow Never Lies"
50, 1,300 **6,142 Brothers Conflict OP "Jealousness"
51, 1,295 *86,671 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 TV OP "Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB"
53, 1,256 **1,256 Kamigami no Asobi - Shinkyokushuu: Anubis & Toto (Kaji Yuuki & Morikawa Toshiyuki) "Tip Tap / Judgement"
54, 1,252 *14,916 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G : Character Song 7 Kirika "Gokuren Igarima"
59, 1,211 *23,805 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie theme song "Circle Game"
61, 1,100 *53,973 Free! ED "Splash Free"
62, 1,058 *25,036 Free! : Character Song Vol.3 Matsuoka Rin (Miyano Mamoru) "Break our balance"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*5, 18,550 18,550 Free! Drama CD "Iwatobi Koukou Suieibu - Katsudou Nisshi 2"
11, 10,952 10,952 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Cool Jewelries! 001
12, 10,699 10,699 Free! Radio CD "Iwatobi Channel" Vol.2
13, 10,574 10,574 Toyosaki Aki "Love Letters"
14, *9,713 *9,713 Ono Daisuke "Up Stairs"
15, *9,509 *9,509 Ono Daisuke "Down Stairs"
19, *7,125 *7,125 "IdolM@ster Million Live!" The IdolM@ster Live The@ter Performance 06
29, *3,984 18,101 The IdolM@ster 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -The IdolM@ster History-
31, *3,850 *3,850 Hayate no Gotoku Character Song Album by Katsura Hinagiku starring Itoh Shizuka "HiNA3 Message"
33, *3,710 *3,710 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Original Soundtrack Part.3
35, *3,644 *3,644 Diabolik Lovers Do-S Kyuuketsu CD: More, Blood Vol.06
40, *3,044 20,468 Miyano Mamoru "Passage"
43, *2,851 *2,851 Aikatsu! Original Soundtrack "Aikatsu! no Ongaku!! 01"
49, *2,520 *7,542 Brothers Conflict Character Song Concept Mini-Album vol.1
55, *2,336 *2,336 Kyuukyoku no Dummyhead Kannou Song: Seventh Heaven Vol.6 (Toriumi Kousuke)
57, *2,254 *2,254 Character CD "Saiyuuki" ~Genjyo Sanzo~ (Seki Yoshihiko)
62, *2,058 *2,058 Psycho-Pass/Zero - Namae no nai Kaibutsu Vol.1
76, *1,677 *1,677 Tamayura ~More Aggressive~ Vocal Album "Utatose"
78, *1,631 55,625 Shingeki no Kyojin Original Soundtrack
(cut-off 1,152)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 125 Comments Recent Comments

good for symphogear sales hope they made another season or spin off

Oct 8, 2013 3:54 AM by Nutsheel

So happy for Symphogear G! Symphogear Strikers when? That is the comparison being made. Not sure what they'll do in a sequel but I'm sure they'll think of something.

And so happy for LoveLive! Can't wait for next month's 6th single + OVA and Alpacca handbag...

Great on Kinmoza too!

Poor Tomoko...

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'Webber Andrew Lloyd' is funny because they list HER first name Ayahi first on the disc in western style as is common these days (e.g. Vitalization by Nana Mizuki), but then list a western composer with family name first, odd...

Oct 8, 2013 1:27 AM by hpulley

^ I just knew Symphogear had it in itself to double its sales from S1 v1! Very nice storefront effect as expected, lol.

I am also happy about Love Live!'s big 2nd week and KinMosa reaching 7k.

Oct 8, 2013 1:14 AM by Ejc

Sorry for the bumping as I have new info to update.

Here is the quick result of this week BD sales ranking. The full details of everything will be posted in a new thread later.

The key thing is SymphogearG v1 sold 9829 BD + 1153 DVD = 10,982 !!!
As comparsion vol.1 of season 1 sold 4454 in the first week.

And WataMote is not ranked in the preliminary list released today.

Other stuff:

BD Anime
1 SymphogearG v1 9,829
2 Love Live v7 3,408 34,878
3 IS BD BOX 2,375
4 JoJo v9  1,814 13,565
5 UtaPri2 v4 1,799 14,588
6 Portrait of Cossette 1,683
7 SnK v3 1,422 32,084
8 OreImo2 v4 1,336 12,855
9 KinMosa v1 1,318 6,963
10 Evangelion 3.33 1,235 395,310

Oct 8, 2013 1:06 AM by symbv

^ Interesting, Takigaki Ayahi's (following the convention of "Webber Andrew Lloyd" with surname coming first) character is supposed to be a foreigner so she singing English songs should be expected X-D

Anyway, just counting the 10 singles released and the total sales are >250,000 according to Oricon. Very well done. And I can imagine the OST CD must be good too.
(by comparison, total sales of all Free! singles is about 200,000)


And so we are going to see 2nd week number even on the preliminary list coming out later today for Shingeki, Love Live, KinMosa and JoJo (and perhaps a few others). Amazing.

Oct 7, 2013 10:39 PM by symbv

BD
*30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5 **6  週
*** **1 **3 **2 **2 **2 **4 | -- | SymphogearG 1
Have I said "Go Symphogear!!!" too many times already? My copy should arrive today!

And a funny thing, the Symphogear G ED CD has a cover of Memory by Webber Andrew Lloyd (sic) that makes me want to watch Cats now LOL! Ayahi Takagaki's English singing is really well done! Strange choice for a 3rd single on the album but it is nice so I'm not complaining. The anime 'size' ED which also has the special anime-only intro is awesome too, so glad they included that instead of a karaoke version.

And it's here! And the OST CD1 is worth the price alone, OMG, so good! This really is a musical anime perhaps more than it is an anime with a soundtrack!

Oct 7, 2013 6:24 AM by hpulley

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Sep 30~Oct 6.

DVD
*30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5 **6  週
*19 *** *22 *26 *18 *12 *22 | -- | DBZ Kami to Kami Regular Edition
*** *** *** *** *** *24 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro
*** *** *** *** *21 *** *** | -- | SymphogearG 1
*** *12 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE 15th Season Gyojintou-hen 11
*** *16 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Aikatsu! 6
*** *26 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Naruto Shippuden Ninkai Taisen 2
**7 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 4
*25 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 3

BD
*30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5 **6  週
*** **1 **3 **2 **2 **2 **4 | -- | SymphogearG 1
**2 *20 **8 *18 **6 **3 **5 | -- | Love Live! 7
*14 *** *20 *** *11 *14 *15 | -- | Shingeki 3
**9 *** **5 *12 *16 *20 *17 | -- | JoJo 9
**6 *** *** *** *** *16 *** | -- | Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch 5.1ch BD-BOX
*** *** *** **4 *19 *17 *** | -- | KinMosa 1
*** **5 *16 *** *** *19 *** | -- | Infinite Stratos Complete BD-Box
*** *19 *** *** *12 *** *** | -- | WataMote 1
*** *** *** *** *14 *** *** | -- | Shingeki 2
*12 *** *** *** *18 *** *** | -- | Eva 3.33
*10 *** **6 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 4
**5 *** *12 *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 4
*** **6 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Cossette no Shouzou
*11 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Date A Live 4
*15 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 3
*16 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 1
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 1
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanagai NEXT 3

Oct 7, 2013 3:06 AM by Ejc

ExecRory said:
Ejc said:
BD
*30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5 **6  週

*** **1 **3 **2 **2 **2 *** | -- | SymphogearG 1


I hope Symphogear G will hit the 10k mark.
I hope so too but the trouble is that there isn't much else coming out this week so we don't have much with which to compare. I'd love to see 10K but matching the first season's 5K number would also be pretty good. I agree the season is much better than the first one so I'd love to see an increase but avoiding the usual season 2 drop would be good for a start.

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And IS2 episode 1 sure feels like an OVA. Wonder if they ran out of time to make episode 1 and switched it at the last minute???

Oct 6, 2013 11:22 AM by hpulley

symbv said:
^^ OK, if DVD's description has changed, I guess it is indeed the case then. So a OVA is turned into a sort of Director's Cut (or shall we call it Studio's Cut?) of ep.1.... Very interesting.

From the contents in your quote, it seems that they are going to put both the TV broadcast version and the "long vacation edition" of ep.1 in the disc. Must be a new and innovative way to boost sales of vol.1 !!

It's gonna be /really/ weird having a Vol. 1 number for Fall at the end of October already, but yeah Vol. 1 it is, for sales purposes.

Oct 6, 2013 10:34 AM by jmal

Ejc said:
BD
*30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5 **6  週

*** **1 **3 **2 **2 **2 *** | -- | SymphogearG 1


I hope Symphogear G will hit the 10k mark.

Oct 6, 2013 9:20 AM by ExecRory

symbv said:
hpulley said:
The R1 releases are proof of that! They put entire seasons on a few discs.
On the other hand, I think in Japan even the BD/DVD box does not cram the discs as full as the R1 release (like the example of Moretsu you gave). Somehow I prefer the Japanese way.... but I agree that for a 2-cour anime it is bad idea to put only 2 episode per disc, though I can understand why Monogatari SS is done that way as they have to keep the arcs separate - so either they have to cram everything into one disc, which is very unlikely, or do it in the present way of 2 discs per arc.
I'm not saying I want R1 style. The Chihayafuru 2 boxes have 4 discs each with 3 episodes/disc (4 for the disc with the episode 16 recap) which still gives you the best quality images and sound. Putting 13 episodes on one disc is a compromise for sure.

Monogatari SS is somewhat excusable. They should put the recap episodes on them too, throw us a bone! Bakemonogatari somehow gave us hope with 6 discs and 15 episodes and Nise 5 discs for 11 episodes (not six discs like Silver Spoon).

Silver Spoon, 6 discs for 11 episodes in cour 1 is just too much... not sure if that has anything to do with the lowish sales figures.

Oct 6, 2013 4:41 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
The R1 releases are proof of that! They put entire seasons on a few discs.
On the other hand, I think in Japan even the BD/DVD box does not cram the discs as full as the R1 release (like the example of Moretsu you gave). Somehow I prefer the Japanese way.... but I agree that for a 2-cour anime it is bad idea to put only 2 episode per disc, though I can understand why Monogatari SS is done that way as they have to keep the arcs separate - so either they have to cram everything into one disc, which is very unlikely, or do it in the present way of 2 discs per arc.

Oct 6, 2013 4:32 AM by symbv

The R1 releases are proof of that! They put entire seasons on a few discs.

And Mouretsu Space Pirates put 4 episodes per disc for the last 6 discs, disc 1 had 2 episodes and a couple hours of event footage; 26 episodes on 7 discs!

Hear that Monogatari SS 25 episodes on 12 discs and Gin no Saji/Silver Spoon 22 episodes on 12 discs, Aniplex?!?!?!

Oct 6, 2013 4:27 AM by hpulley

In fact most of the time the full capacity of the DVD/BD is not used for those anime release LOL I am sure they can cram 4 episodes in one DVD and it still leave enough space for the non-credit OP/ED, PVs and CMs X-D

Oct 6, 2013 4:22 AM by symbv

The DVD is listed as 70 minutes long so that is enough time for 40 minute extended version, 24 minute regular version, non-credit ED, PV and CM.

Also comes with event ticket, character song CD "Beautiful Sky Houki Solo Version", and a 28 page booklet! If that doesn't boost a cheap volume 1, I don't know what will!!!

Oct 6, 2013 4:20 AM by hpulley

^^ OK, if DVD's description has changed, I guess it is indeed the case then. So a OVA is turned into a sort of Director's Cut (or shall we call it Studio's Cut?) of ep.1.... Very interesting.

From the contents in your quote, it seems that they are going to put both the TV broadcast version and the "long vacation edition" of ep.1 in the disc. Must be a new and innovative way to boost sales of vol.1 !!

Oct 6, 2013 4:14 AM by symbv

^^^ Amazon has now changed the October 30th DVD edition to say Volume 1 (Long Vacation Edition), with episode 1 but the Bluray is still just called "Long Vacation" and the description hasn't changed to say episode 1 yet but it does for the DVD:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00EETZMII
IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>2 Vol.1 〔ロング・バケーションEDITION〕 [DVD]
【収録内容】
第1話「一夏の想いで」〔ロング・バケーションEDITION〕、第1話〔放送版〕

I'm sure they'll change the Bluray listing too but what will happen with Stalker, I don't know...

The official IS2 page still doesn't list episode 1 on any disc... they better figure it out soon, just over 3 weeks until release!

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On another note, look at Symphogear G go! Still top of the charts, just 6 left in stock at amazon.co.jp

Oct 6, 2013 4:08 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
symbv said:
Something odd: IS2 BD/DVD are now available for preorder but vol.1 is missing. I can see that the OVA (long vacation) is not counted as vol.1 because vol.2 has ep.2 and 3 and the OVA does not have ep.1. The release date is also left open: OVA will be released near end of Oct and vol.2 near end of Dec, so the slot of Nov is vacant.
It seems that the OVA release has been turned into volume 1. It is a 40-minute extended version of episode 1.
http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showthread.php?t=113516
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/810fo6xv6zL._AA1500_.jpg
Says volume 1.
Interesting. It is confusing because Amazon does not say it will be from episode 1. Even the official website http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is2/disc/ does not say it has all the footage from the aired episode 1. But if it is indeed episode 1 then it explains why the title says "Long Vacation EDITION". So there won't be anything from IS released in November then.

Now I wonder what I should put for 2013 Fall Anime Volume 1 Preliminary Ranking. Amazon Stalker decides to put Vol.2 instead in their list but I have not yet decided.

Oct 6, 2013 3:36 AM by symbv

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 5.

DVD
*30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5 **6  週
*19 *** *22 *26 *18 *12 *** | -- | DBZ Kami to Kami Regular Edition
*** *** *** *** *** *24 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro
*** *** *** *** *21 *** *** | -- | SymphogearG 1
*** *12 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE 15th Season Gyojintou-hen 11
*** *16 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Aikatsu! 6
*** *26 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Naruto Shippuden Ninkai Taisen 2
**7 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 4
*25 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 3

BD
*30 **1 **2 **3 **4 **5 **6  週
*** **1 **3 **2 **2 **2 *** | -- | SymphogearG 1
**2 *20 **8 *18 **6 **3 *** | -- | Love Live! 7
*14 *** *20 *** *11 *14 *** | -- | Shingeki 3
**6 *** *** *** *** *16 *** | -- | Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch 5.1ch BD-BOX
*** *** *** **4 *19 *17 *** | -- | KinMosa 1
*** **5 *16 *** *** *19 *** | -- | Infinite Stratos Complete BD-Box
**9 *** **5 *12 *16 *20 *** | -- | JoJo 9
*** *19 *** *** *12 *** *** | -- | WataMote 1
*** *** *** *** *14 *** *** | -- | Shingeki 2
*12 *** *** *** *18 *** *** | -- | Eva 3.33
*10 *** **6 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 4
**5 *** *12 *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 4
*** **6 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Cossette no Shouzou
*11 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Date A Live 4
*15 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 3
*16 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 1
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 1
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanagai NEXT 3

Oct 6, 2013 3:29 AM by Ejc

Good to see that Love Live! is the first. Can't wait for the second season. ^^

Oct 5, 2013 11:13 AM by Rosaryn