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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Sep 30 - Oct 06

by symbv
Oct 8, 2013 3:54 AM | 178 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Sep 30th - Oct 6th

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

Blu-ray
*1, 9,829 **9,829 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G vol.1
*2, 3,408 *34,878 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.7
*3, 2,375 **2,375 IS: Infinite Stratos BD Box
*4, 1,814 *13,565 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.9
*5, 1,799 *14,588 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.4
*6, 1,683 **1,683 Cossette no Shouzou
*7, 1,422 *32,084 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
*8, 1,336 *12,855 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. vol.4
*9, 1,318 **6,963 Kiniro Mosaic vol.1
10, 1,235 395,310 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
(cut-off 1,235)


DVD
*1, 2,125 *,*22,958 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Regular Edition
*2, 1,833 *,**1,833 One Piece 15th Season Gyojintou-hen vol.11
*3, 1,497 *,**1,497 Aikatsu! vol.6
*4, 1,390 *,*10,382 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.4
*5, 1,236 1,216,276 Tonari no Totoro
*6, 1,153 *,**1,153 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G vol.1
*7, 1,079 *,*14,386 Usavich Season 5
*8, *,989 *,***,989 Naruto: Shippuuden Ninkai Taisen - Kanata kara no Kougekisha vol.2
*9, *,808 *,*14,782 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
10, *,653 *,518,934 Majo no Takkyuubin
11, *,534 *,**3,158 Kimi no Iru Machi vol.1
12, *,522 *,*17,570 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Limited Editon
13, *,508 2,390,898 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
14, *,496 *,362,755 Mononoke Hime
15, *,491 *,**2,730 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.9
16, *,482 *,***,482 IS: Infinite Stratos DVD Box
17, *,432 *,*29,252 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.1
18, *,425 *,*12,891 Free! vol.1
19, *,415 *,*19,683 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.2
20, *,402 *,**2,427 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic vol.10
(cut-off 402)


CD Single
*9, 13,290 *13,290 Phero☆Men (Suwabe Junichi & Toriumi Kousuke) "Immoral Wedding / Silent Carnival"
10, 11,780 *11,780 Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin theme song "Alleluia"
14, *5,722 **5,722 Kishio Daisuke "OF~Love Forever~"
15, *5,449 **5,449 Space☆Dandy theme song "Viva Namida"
20, *3,209 **3,209 Diabolik Lovers Character Song Vol.5 Sakamaki Shuu "Farewell Song"
25, *2,739 **2,739 New Prince of Tennis character song "Megane☆Seven"
29, *2,253 219,920 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
50, *1,052 *87,723 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 TV OP "Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*7, 8,962 *8,962 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Passion jewelries! 001
*8, 7,884 *7,884 J-AniSong Kamikyoku-Matsuri -Paradise- [DJ-Kazu in No.1 MuneAtsu MIX]
10, 7,661 *7,661 Free! Original Soundtrack "Ever Blue Sounds"
20, 3,373 21,923 Free! Drama CD "Iwatobi Koukou Suieibu - Katsudou Nisshi 2"
26, 2,711 *2,711 Strike Witches the Movie Hime-Uta Collection 3 (Minna, Erica, Gertrud)
28, 2,481 *2,481 Strike Witches the Movie Hime-Uta Collection 4 (Miyafuji, Sakamoto, Hattori)
38, 2,156 13,108 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Cool jewelries! 001
47, 1,828 12,527 Free! Radio CD "Iwatobi Channel" Vol.2
49, 1,764 19,865 The IdolM@ster 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -The IdolM@ster History-
62, 1,511 57,136 Shingeki no Kyojin Original Soundtrack
75, 1,219 11,793 Toyosaki Aki "Love letters"
80, 1,170 10,883 Ono Daisuke "Up Stairs"
85, 1,110 21,578 Miyano Mamoru "Passage"
86, 1,101 10,610 Ono Daisuke "Down Stairs"
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 178 Comments Recent Comments

I'm still kind of dumbfounded by the sheer longevity of Love Live. I remember saying at the start of that season I figured it might be popular but I never expected it to become basically Sunrise Studio 8's most popular series to date. When my one friend who came back from Japan during the summer said it was crazy popular over there (he even had a Love Live wallpaper on his laptop) he really wasn't kidding.

Oct 14, 2013 9:21 PM by PeacingOut

symbv said:
hpulley said:
But CHOCO is given the original character design credit for IS2. And the character designer didn't work on IS either. Did Overlap buy the rights to the original character designs to avoid trademark issues etc.?
Very good question. I also wonder how the character design deal works in IS2. And I am also confused about CHOCO's role in IS2. The wiki page gave CHOCO the original character design for IS2 but this role is absent in the official anime website http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is2/staffcast/ . CHOCO is only given the mecha design there.

The other major difference that caught my eyes is that in wiki the series composition role moves from a single person to the combined effort of the LN author and "IS Staff" but this role is absent in the official website. The new role of Series Director, on the other hand, is stated in both the wiki and the official anime site though.
Listed character designer Kumi Horii didn't work on IS but seems to be getting the only main character designer credits at least on the official page and the credits for episodes 1 and 2. CHOCO just gets 2nd Mecha design credit in episode 1 and 2's opening credits when clearly CHOCO draws characters on the novel covers at Overlap. No one gets original character design credits which is a strange one to leave out but I think it should be okiura. Will be interesting to see if they change it for the Blurays. And hopefully this doesn't cause any disputes leading to delays or anything like that.

Oct 14, 2013 9:09 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
But CHOCO is given the original character design credit for IS2. And the character designer didn't work on IS either. Did Overlap buy the rights to the original character designs to avoid trademark issues etc.?
Very good question. I also wonder how the character design deal works in IS2. And I am also confused about CHOCO's role in IS2. The wiki page gave CHOCO the original character design for IS2 but this role is absent in the official anime website http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is2/staffcast/ . CHOCO is only given the mecha design there.

The other major difference that caught my eyes is that in wiki the series composition role moves from a single person to the combined effort of the LN author and "IS Staff" but this role is absent in the official website. The new role of Series Director, on the other hand, is stated in both the wiki and the official anime site though.

Oct 14, 2013 8:38 AM by symbv

symbv said:
hpulley said:
I am surprised that IS2 has retained its fanbase so well with the publisher change etc.
One very key reason, judging from what I read in Japanese forums, is that the character design in the anime has not changed at all even though in the LN a new illustrator with new character design has been used. I would even say it is a critical factor and if the character design had changed, a lot of the original fanbase would have been lost.

But CHOCO is given the original character design credit for IS2. And the character designer didn't work on IS either. Did Overlap buy the rights to the original character designs to avoid trademark issues etc.?

hpulley said:
I am most pleased to see White Album 2 in there!
White Album 2 got a timely boost right after a new episode aired last night. It needs a few more days to see if this boost is going to stay or it is just temporary effect...
With the sales of the first White Album series (both cour) being terrible I wasn't sure what to expect but I loved the first episode and then was just as pleased and surprised when episode 2 was as good. I am glad that at least temporarily the reaction of Japanese fans has also been good. I don't expect it will do that well in the end but if it does well at all I will be happy for it. Unless they !@#$ it up, I plan on importing it myself.

Oct 14, 2013 8:21 AM by hpulley

RyanSaotome said:
So, are Little Busters, Kill La Kill and Valvrave ever gonna get solicited?

We've had longer waits than this, but yeah I'd like to see Litbus get solicited so I know how many discs it'll be, since it's one of the three shows I know for sure I'll be importing this season.

Valvrave will presumably be the same format as season one so no surprises expected there. No idea how KLK will be solicited other than expecting those really annoying one-at-a-time solicits Aniplex loves.

Oct 14, 2013 7:59 AM by jmal

So, are Little Busters, Kill La Kill and Valvrave ever gonna get solicited?

Oct 14, 2013 7:49 AM by RyanSaotome

hpulley said:
I am surprised that IS2 has retained its fanbase so well with the publisher change etc.
One very key reason, judging from what I read in Japanese forums, is that the character design in the anime has not changed at all even though in the LN a new illustrator with new character design has been used. I would even say it is a critical factor and if the character design had changed, a lot of the original fanbase would have been lost.

hpulley said:
I am most pleased to see White Album 2 in there!
White Album 2 got a timely boost right after a new episode aired last night. It needs a few more days to see if this boost is going to stay or it is just temporary effect...

Oct 14, 2013 7:38 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Finally IS shows its real prowess and overtakes KuroBas2 in Amazon ranking:

***,*27位/***,*27位 ★ (**1,699 pt) [*,**8予約] 2013/12/25 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>2 Vol.2 [Blu-ray]
***,*28位/***,*29位 ★ (*16,029 pt) [*,*70予約] 2013/10/30 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〕 [Blu-ray]
***,*70位/***,*65位 ★ (**1,835 pt) [*,**7予約] 2014/01/29 黒子のバスケ 2nd season 1 [Blu-ray]
***,*93位/***,*91位 ★ (***,385 pt) [*,*15予約] 2013/12/25 WHITE ALBUM2 1 [Blu-ray]
***,*94位/***,*90位 ○ (**1,378 pt) [*,**4予約] 2014/01/29 黒子のバスケ 2nd season 1 [DVD]


I guess we've found our other top sellers.... beside SnK, Monogatari and et cetera

Oct 14, 2013 7:31 AM by Xinception

symbv said:
Finally IS shows its real prowess and overtakes KuroBas2 in Amazon ranking:

***,*27位/***,*27位 ★ (**1,699 pt) [*,**8予約] 2013/12/25 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>2 Vol.2 [Blu-ray]
***,*28位/***,*29位 ★ (*16,029 pt) [*,*70予約] 2013/10/30 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〕 [Blu-ray]
***,*70位/***,*65位 ★ (**1,835 pt) [*,**7予約] 2014/01/29 黒子のバスケ 2nd season 1 [Blu-ray]
***,*93位/***,*91位 ★ (***,385 pt) [*,*15予約] 2013/12/25 WHITE ALBUM2 1 [Blu-ray]
***,*94位/***,*90位 ○ (**1,378 pt) [*,**4予約] 2014/01/29 黒子のバスケ 2nd season 1 [DVD]
I am most pleased to see White Album 2 in there! I am surprised that IS2 has retained its fanbase so well with the publisher change etc.

Oct 14, 2013 7:31 AM by hpulley

Finally IS shows its real prowess and overtakes KuroBas2 in Amazon ranking:

***,*27位/***,*27位 ★ (**1,699 pt) [*,**8予約] 2013/12/25 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>2 Vol.2 [Blu-ray]
***,*28位/***,*29位 ★ (*16,029 pt) [*,*70予約] 2013/10/30 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〕 [Blu-ray]
***,*70位/***,*65位 ★ (**1,835 pt) [*,**7予約] 2014/01/29 黒子のバスケ 2nd season 1 [Blu-ray]
***,*93位/***,*91位 ★ (***,385 pt) [*,*15予約] 2013/12/25 WHITE ALBUM2 1 [Blu-ray]
***,*94位/***,*90位 ○ (**1,378 pt) [*,**4予約] 2014/01/29 黒子のバスケ 2nd season 1 [DVD]

Oct 14, 2013 7:25 AM by symbv

Ejc said:
Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 7~13.

BD
**7 **8 **9 *10 *11 *12 *13  週
*** **1 **2 **1 **1 **2 **3 | -- | Free!2
**4 *18 **8 *14 *11 *13 *14 | -- | Love Live!7
**2 *17 *10 *19 *13 *12 *16 | -- | SymphogearG 1

SYMPHOGEAR G GIGA STRONG. Go, Tachibana! Go, Bikkie! Go, Hibiki! Spread the yuri love by singing your extremely energetic songs and punching the living shit out of any villain all while gracing us viewers with your perfect butt!

Oct 14, 2013 3:47 AM by Progeusz

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 7~13.

DVD
**7 **8 **9 *10 *11 *12 *13  週
*** **3 **2 **4 **2 **5 *11 | -- | Free!2
*14 *** *** *** *29 *21 *** | -- | DBZ Kami to Kami Regular Edition
*25 *** *** *** *** *28 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro

BD
**7 **8 **9 *10 *11 *12 *13  週
*** **1 **2 **1 **1 **2 **3 | -- | Free!2
**4 *18 **8 *14 *11 *13 *14 | -- | Love Live!7
**2 *17 *10 *19 *13 *12 *16 | -- | SymphogearG 1
*12 *** *** *** *** *20 *** | -- | Shingeki 3
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Genshiken Nidaime 2
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Eva 3.33
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | JoJo 9
*19 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 4

Oct 14, 2013 3:30 AM by Ejc

Ejc said:
Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 12.
....
BD
**7 **8 **9 *10 *11 *12 *13  週
*** **1 **2 **1 **1 **2 *** | -- | Free! 2
**2 *17 *10 *19 *13 *12 *** | -- | SymphogearG 1
**4 *18 **8 *14 *11 *13 *** | -- | Love Live! 7
Look at that tail on Symphogear G 1! I'm happy about that, wonder how much it can add on this week.

Oct 13, 2013 4:19 AM by hpulley

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 12.

DVD
**7 **8 **9 *10 *11 *12 *13  週
*** **3 **2 **4 **2 **5 *** | -- | Free! 2
*14 *** *** *** *29 *21 *** | -- | DBZ Kami to Kami Regular Edition
*25 *** *** *** *** *28 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro

BD
**7 **8 **9 *10 *11 *12 *13  週
*** **1 **2 **1 **1 **2 *** | -- | Free! 2
**2 *17 *10 *19 *13 *12 *** | -- | SymphogearG 1
**4 *18 **8 *14 *11 *13 *** | -- | Love Live! 7
*12 *** *** *** *** *20 *** | -- | Shingeki 3
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Genshiken Nidaime 2
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Eva 3.33
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | JoJo 9
*19 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 4

Oct 13, 2013 3:39 AM by Ejc

oharujyaku said:
Nice to see that Shingeki Vol 1 is going 80k next week. Any chance of this surpassing Vol. 1 of Madoka (80k+) and Bakemonogatari (82k+)?

Madoka v1 (80,089) definitely. Bakemonogatari v1 (82,803) possibly in the yearly list. Bakemonogatari v4 (83,967) maaaaaybe in the yearly list...

Only two single volumes higher than that (in terms of ranking on Oricon since 2000) are both from Gundam SEED: 86,128 for SEED final volume and 95,544 for Destiny final volume.

Oct 12, 2013 12:26 AM by jmal

jmal said:
Alright finally got to these:

Sales this week 9/30~10/06: http://bit.ly/GKk7xg

Spring '13 Vol. 1 ranking: http://bit.ly/11uXNhn


Nice to see that Shingeki Vol 1 is going 80k next week. Any chance of this surpassing Vol. 1 of Madoka (80k+) and Bakemonogatari (82k+)?

Oct 11, 2013 10:38 PM by oharujyaku

Alright finally got to these:

Sales this week 9/30~10/06: http://bit.ly/GKk7xg

Summer '13 Vol. 1 ranking: http://bit.ly/15GFzaL

Spring '13 Vol. 1 ranking: http://bit.ly/11uXNhn

Winter '13 Vol. 1 ranking: http://bit.ly/15DzAsz

2000-Present 10k+: http://bit.ly/ZC2gyt

2012 Average Sales: http://bit.ly/182QlNc

2013 Average Sales: http://bit.ly/12s6dCZ

2012 Per-volume Sales: http://bit.ly/GAi3XS

2013 Per-volume Sales: http://bit.ly/1a52RuM

TV Anime BD Boxsets over ¥100m (Re-releases only): http://bit.ly/Z5oSGU

Box Office Gross (late night TV anime franchises mostly): http://bit.ly/1d8og8F

Oct 11, 2013 7:18 PM by jmal

symbv said:
*9, 13,290 *13,290 Phero☆Men (Suwabe Junichi & Toriumi Kousuke) "Immoral Wedding / Silent Carnival"

OH MY GOD I'm so proud of them right now. Their comeback was really enjoyed, eh? :D

Oct 11, 2013 4:17 PM by Shizucchi

SolviteSekai said:
Kawos said:
Xinception said:
Free!'s killing everything o-o. Never thought fujoshis could unite and do something like this.


While I'm sure there are a lot of fujoshi buying Free!, something tells me it's mostly just female otaku buying it.


Or maybe people who like swimming. Or general Kyo Ani fans?

Free isn't Yaoi because nobody is getting ass rammed.


Maybe you should look into the word 'mostly' and its meaning. Cause it certainly does not imply 'only this group of people' are buying the show. Obviously people who like swimming and are general KyoAni fans are more than likely buying it.

Did I say it was yaoi? No.

Oct 11, 2013 10:13 AM by marx-chan

Thrilled to see Love Lab get a 3rd week after all. Now to hope that it doesn't drop too much with the upcoming second vol.

Oct 11, 2013 8:39 AM by Meddigo