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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Oct 07 - Oct 13

by symbv
Oct 15, 2013 2:48 AM | 131 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Oct 7th - Oct 13th

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

Blu-ray
*1, 16,844 *16,844 Free! vol.2
*2, *1,529 *36,407 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.7
*3, *1,513 *11,342 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G vol.1
*4, **,842 ***,842 Genshiken Nidaime vol.2
*5, **,615 *32,699 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
*6, **,477 ***,477 Re: Cutie Honey BD Box
*7, **,470 *14,035 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vol.9
*8, **,444 *10,629 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami
*9, **,426 395,736 Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
10, **,415 *18,890 Free! vol.1
(cut-off 415)


DVD
*1, 11,906 *,*11,906 Free! vol.2
*2, *1,284 *,*24,242 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Regular Edition
*3, *1,020 1,217,296 Tonari no Totoro
*4, **,734 *,*15,120 Usavich Season 5
*5, **,561 *,519,495 Majo no Takkyuubin
*6, **,444 *,*15,226 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
*7, **,442 *,363,197 Mononoke Hime
*8, **,399 2,391,297 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
*9, **,319 *,775,864 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
10, **,307 *,**1,460 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G vol.1
11, **,290 *,*49,767 One Piece Film Z
12, **,283 *,*10,665 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% vol.4
13, **,282 *,*13,173 Free! vol.1
(cut-off 282)


CD Single
*4, 34,325 *34,325 Log Horizon OP "database feat. TAKUMA(10-FEET)"
15, *3,841 **3,841 Monogatari Second Season ED "Sono Koe wo Oboeteru"
23, *3,068 *14,848 Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin theme song "Alleluia"
25, *2,019 **2,019 Namikawa Daisuke "Jump Out Loud"
27, *1,792 221,712 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
31, *1,616 *14,906 Phero☆Men (Suwabe Junichi & Toriumi Kousuke) "Immoral Wedding / Silent Carnival"
36, *1,471 **1,471 Hirano Aya "Promise"
41, *1,245 **6,694 Space☆Dandy theme song "Viva Namida"
44, *1,191 **6,913 Kishio Daisuke "OF~Love Forever~"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*5, 13,983 13,983 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Cute jewelries! 001
*6, *8,214 *8,214 T.M.Revolution "Geisha Boy - Anime Song Experience"
*9, *6,235 *6,235 Garnet Crow "Garnet Crow Request Best"
13, *4,951 12,835 J-AniSong Kamikyoku-Matsuri -Paradise- [DJ-Kazu in No.1 MuneAtsu MIX]
27, *2,853 11,815 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Passion jewelries! 001
37, *1,923 *1,923 Shimotsuki Haruka "Remle Rose no Majo"
38, *1,874 *9,535 Free! Original Soundtrack "Ever Blue Sounds"
58, *1,495 *1,495 Kiniro Mosaic Soundbook "Itsumademo Ishho dayo."
61, *1,464 14,572 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Cool jewelries! 001
70, *1,292 23,215 Free! Drama CD "Iwatobi Koukou Suieibu - Katsudou Nisshi 2"
73, *1,233 *5,485 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Original Soundtrack Part.3
83, *1,132 20,997 The IdolM@ster 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -The IdolM@ster History-
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 131 Comments Recent Comments

NFH said:
Ejc said:

symbv doesn't have the power to modify/delete posts such as what you listed, except the beginning posts of topics in the News Discussion board. Maybe it'd be better if News Mods had forum moderator powers just within the News Discussion board or something.

A Moderator who doesn't have mod powers? Who thought that was a good idea? No wonder nobody respects symbv around here and the threads are full of shitposting, off-topic, derailing and baiting posts. It's really sad considering that the sales discussion topics are the only area of MAL forums worth visiting anymore.

To reiterate symbv's point, we have a team of moderators with different responsibilities. You can see more here: http://myanimelist.net/about.php?go=team

I, as a forum moderator, would fit the description of "Mod power" that you set forth the most. If you find any post that violate our Guidelines: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=516059, you can report it to us using the report bottom at the bottom of every comment.

Regarding the news threads, they are looked after with the same frequency as other boards on MAL, maybe even more so with me being a regular visitor here.

Oct 24, 2013 1:18 PM by ThangLong

NFH said:
symbv, why instead of feeding the troll don't you delete all the offending off-topic, derailing, baiting posts? Seriously.

I don't think its a troll, plenty of people actually think like that. Just visit tumblr, and you'll see.

Oct 23, 2013 5:48 AM by rederoin

NFH said:

A Moderator who doesn't have mod powers? Who thought that was a good idea?
A forum mods has forum mods powers; a news mods has news mods powers. Your notion of "mod powers" seems to be only for the forum mods. Never consider the possibilities that there are other types of mods?

NFH said:
No wonder nobody respects symbv around here and the threads are full of shitposting, off-topic, derailing and baiting posts. It's really sad considering that the sales discussion topics are the only area of MAL forums worth visiting anymore.
Oh? Nobody respects me? That is some radical claim you made here. And if you are asking me not to feed the trolls and lament the off-topic derailing posts, why don't you start with yourself when you making troll claims (nobody respects xxx here, sales topics are the only area in MAL worth visiting) and posting off-topic derailing posts like what you doing here?



Frostav said:

You can try to dance around the issue all you want but in the end your words boil down to the one idea "Women aren't important enough to buy a series this much".
This is only from your distorted interpretation of everyone's post here. Nobody is saying that "Women aren't important enough to buy a series this much". We all know series like Uta Prince have women as key consumers to make the series a success. What we are talking here is the demography of buyers of Free! You have not provided any evidence that why only women buy Free and all the exclamation and accusations you made around people here do not help your case in any way at all.

Frostav said:
For someone who's on the news team of this site I'd expect you to be vastly more professional.
I guess it is only because you are so trapped in your extremely biased thinking that you cannot really argue straight. In fact I doubt if you really know what being professional means given the poor quality of the argument and thinking you have made.

Oct 22, 2013 8:27 PM by symbv

Ejc said:

symbv doesn't have the power to modify/delete posts such as what you listed, except the beginning posts of topics in the News Discussion board. Maybe it'd be better if News Mods had forum moderator powers just within the News Discussion board or something.

A Moderator who doesn't have mod powers? Who thought that was a good idea? No wonder nobody respects symbv around here and the threads are full of shitposting, off-topic, derailing and baiting posts. It's really sad considering that the sales discussion topics are the only area of MAL forums worth visiting anymore.

Oct 22, 2013 7:56 PM by NFH

NFH said:
symbv, why instead of feeding the troll don't you delete all the offending off-topic, derailing, baiting posts? Seriously.


symbv doesn't have the power to modify/delete posts such as what you listed, except the beginning posts of topics in the News Discussion board. Maybe it'd be better if News Mods had forum moderator powers just within the News Discussion board or something.

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And just LOL @ Frostav. So delusional, that they can't even think logically.

Oct 22, 2013 6:59 PM by Ejc

symbv, why instead of feeding the troll don't you delete all the offending off-topic, derailing, baiting posts? Seriously.

Oct 22, 2013 5:25 PM by NFH

Frostav said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Frostav said:
"women don't buy anime"


Sorry, who are you quoting there? It's certainly not anyone who actually follows anime sales, and thus not anyone you'll find on this thread.


Oh, they don't SAY that. No one does. But that's what they BELIEVE, and what they wish was true.

When dealing with societal things like this one must look beneath the words and get the true intention underneath, no one says what they really believe besides utterly crazy people.
symbv said:
Note: He NEVER said it got its success from men. His position is a lot more moderate and REASONABLE compared to you because he accepted Free! got its success from women BUT also that it would not have sold this much if it only got support from women.


Hey look it's most sexist bullshit!

You can try to dance around the issue all you want but in the end your words boil down to the one idea "Women aren't important enough to buy a series this much".

For someone who's on the news team of this site I'd expect you to be vastly more professional.


What. I see nothing sexist about this. It's true that if it had JUST the fujoshi/female otaku fanbase it wouldn't have sold as much as it did. Studio Deen always release anime mainly catered towards women (a lot of the time), but their stuff doesn't get that many sales (that I am aware of). It's both men and women contributing that's causing Free! to get such amazing sales, there is no gender above the other.

In other words; Free! would not have sold this much if it had gotten support only from women, nor would it have sold this much if it had been solely men. The fact here is that there are both women and men in the fanbase.

Oct 22, 2013 4:57 PM by Laciie

kuuderes_shadow said:
Frostav said:
"women don't buy anime"


Sorry, who are you quoting there? It's certainly not anyone who actually follows anime sales, and thus not anyone you'll find on this thread.


Oh, they don't SAY that. No one does. But that's what they BELIEVE, and what they wish was true.

When dealing with societal things like this one must look beneath the words and get the true intention underneath, no one says what they really believe besides utterly crazy people.
symbv said:
Note: He NEVER said it got its success from men. His position is a lot more moderate and REASONABLE compared to you because he accepted Free! got its success from women BUT also that it would not have sold this much if it only got support from women.


Hey look it's most sexist bullshit!

You can try to dance around the issue all you want but in the end your words boil down to the one idea "Women aren't important enough to buy a series this much".

For someone who's on the news team of this site I'd expect you to be vastly more professional.

Oct 22, 2013 3:44 PM by Frostav

Frostav said:
"women don't buy anime"


Sorry, who are you quoting there? It's certainly not anyone who actually follows anime sales, and thus not anyone you'll find on this thread.

Oct 22, 2013 1:20 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Frostav said:
I can't wait for the misogynists to engage in histrionic downplaying of Free's sales--oh wait they're already doing it!

Veronin said:
So pandering rubbish like Free is selling almost 20k while something legitimately great like Genshiken doesn't even reach a thousand. Alright. I think I'm done caring about the modern industry at this point.


>All this damage control

Also you have no fucking right to use "pandering" negatively when you have a fucking Neptunia avatar and sig. And I like Neptunia!

Downgrade355 said:

Your mistake was to assume that only girls watched/bought it, it has been admited and said on many japanese and even western forums that a large portion of the consumers are male and i would have never expected Free to reach those sales without the male audience, and how "good" it is depends on each individual.


Did you really just say this? Are you legit this utterly insane or deluded?

I want you to look at what you said again, and accurately tell me how incredibly fucking stupid it is.

I have to tip my hat to you, however--misogynistic downplaying AND Mansplainin' in one paragraph!

IS got 30k, what do you expect LMFAO

Oct 22, 2013 1:10 AM by D1UTURNUS

Frostav said:
No he is not reasonable. He is wrong. Actually, he is so wrong that it creates a massive black hole of complete wrongness so utterly wrong it nearly breaks reality.
Using such hyperbole hardly makes you any more convincing. In fact I would say it makes you sound extreme and radical.

Frostav said:
Free! did not get its success from men. It got its success from women. Before the show came out you misogynists were talking about how it would fail because it was aimed at women and "women don't buy anime" (a statement that is patently false). Now that you were proven wrong you guys IMMEDIATELY changed your tunes and said "oh, it's a success because of men!"
Note: He NEVER said it got its success from men. His position is a lot more moderate and REASONABLE compared to you because he accepted Free! got its success from women BUT also that it would not have sold this much if it only got support from women. And from feedback in Japanese forum as well as survey in places like Nico Nico Douga we do know that a very big portion of the watchers are men. It is YOUR position that is "utterly wrong" (quoting your own words).

No that ain't how it works. You can't handwave da ebul wimminz away.


Frostav said:
And I don't even know where that "misogynistic downplaying" comment comes from regarding Downgrade335's comment.

>Claims a series aimed at women is successful because men bought it
>Does this solely to deny that women have market power and ought to get shows aimed at them solely because the idea of a show not catering to his dick

Yeah, that's basically the definition of misogynist downplaying.
Your definition then. The term "misogynist downplaying" is so uncommonly seen that I guess you can form your definition about it as you please, but using other people's words as your definition hardly explains the term, right? If I said your post is the definition of "utterly wrong" does it say anything about what "utterly wrong" means???

Oct 21, 2013 8:32 PM by symbv

Frostav said:
symbv said:
To be honest, I think Downgrade355 is pretty reasonable in saying a large portion of the audience and consumers are male. And it is clear that the show has retained a substantial support from male sector just by comments and feedback from forums. If you are so sure that this is not the case, to the extent that you can assert that he was being "utterly insane or deluded" then it is YOU who should show the evidence. Otherwise, I would say that perhaps it is you who are being utterly insane or deluded in thinking that the show is only watched and supported by women.


No he is not reasonable. He is wrong. Actually, he is so wrong that it creates a massive black hole of complete wrongness so utterly wrong it nearly breaks reality.

Free! did not get its success from men. It got its success from women. Before the show came out you misogynists were talking about how it would fail because it was aimed at women and "women don't buy anime" (a statement that is patently false). Now that you were proven wrong you guys IMMEDIATELY changed your tunes and said "oh, it's a success because of men!"

No that ain't how it works. You can't handwave da ebul wimminz away.


And I don't even know where that "misogynistic downplaying" comment comes from regarding Downgrade335's comment.


>Claims a series aimed at women is successful because men bought it
>Does this solely to deny that women have market power and ought to get shows aimed at them solely because the idea of a show not catering to his dick

Yeah, that's basically the definition of misogynist downplaying.


Maybe its the way he worded it, but he's just saying that men also bought Free! but you can't deny that majority of it were women.

Oct 21, 2013 3:02 PM by mistress_kisara

Ejc said:
Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 14~20.

DVD
*14 *15 *16 *17 *18 *19 *20  週
*** **2 **2 **5 **2 **4 **7 | -- | Shingeki 4
*22 *** *** *** *** *21 *** | -- | DBZ Kami to Kami Regular Edition
*26 *** *** *28 *24 *26 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro
**7 *12 **9 *19 *26 *30 *** | -- | Free!2
*** *11 *17 *17 *** *** *** | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama!4
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanasaku Iroha Movie
*** *21 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Cardfight!! Vanguard Link Joker-hen 5
*** *24 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION 5
*** *25 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Makai Ouji 2

BD
*14 *15 *16 *17 *18 *19 *20  週
*** **2 **2 **2 **2 **2 **1 | -- | Shingeki 4
*** **3 **4 **4 **5 **3 **3 | -- | Hanasaku Iroha Movie Limited Edition
*** **4 **5 **7 **4 **5 **5 | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama!4
*10 *** *16 *14 *17 *11 *12 | -- | Love Live!7
*** **9 *** *13 *20 *** *15 | -- | Rozen Maiden 3
*11 *13 *11 *16 *18 *** *17 | -- | Shingeki 3
**2 *11 **8 *10 **9 *16 *18 | -- | Free!2
*** *10 *20 *** *14 *** *** | -- | DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION 5
*** *19 *17 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 1
*15 *18 *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 2
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanasaku Iroha Movie Regular Edition
*** *17 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Futari wa Milky Holmes 1
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | SymphogearG 1


Shingeki back on number 1 !!!!

Oct 21, 2013 3:00 PM by Xinception

symbv said:
To be honest, I think Downgrade355 is pretty reasonable in saying a large portion of the audience and consumers are male. And it is clear that the show has retained a substantial support from male sector just by comments and feedback from forums. If you are so sure that this is not the case, to the extent that you can assert that he was being "utterly insane or deluded" then it is YOU who should show the evidence. Otherwise, I would say that perhaps it is you who are being utterly insane or deluded in thinking that the show is only watched and supported by women.


No he is not reasonable. He is wrong. Actually, he is so wrong that it creates a massive black hole of complete wrongness so utterly wrong it nearly breaks reality.

Free! did not get its success from men. It got its success from women. Before the show came out you misogynists were talking about how it would fail because it was aimed at women and "women don't buy anime" (a statement that is patently false). Now that you were proven wrong you guys IMMEDIATELY changed your tunes and said "oh, it's a success because of men!"

No that ain't how it works. You can't handwave da ebul wimminz away.


And I don't even know where that "misogynistic downplaying" comment comes from regarding Downgrade335's comment.


>Claims a series aimed at women is successful because men bought it
>Does this solely to deny that women have market power and ought to get shows aimed at them solely because the idea of a show not catering to his dick

Yeah, that's basically the definition of misogynist downplaying.

Oct 21, 2013 2:54 PM by Frostav

melina_putri said:
I wonder what is causing the increase? It is because the new episode was aired yesterday? The new episode (ep.3) is on vol.2 though, not vol.1.
Definitely it was because of the airing of ep.3. And here you can learn about the buying pattern of fans in Japan: There are far more people who would buy a series from the beginning even though the episode they loves is somewhere in the middle. Besides, there is also the possibility that those buyers were between buying and not buying the series and finally made the jump after seeing ep.3, in which case these people would still buy from vol.1.

Oct 21, 2013 5:30 AM by symbv

silverwalls said:
talking of stalker predictions, meganebu! made a huge jump. doesn't necessarily mean much (its still only between 200~300 ranks), but it still surprised me.


Meganebu! seems to start around 2000 ranks then kept on dropping to around 18000 ranks then jumped into 200~300 ranks.

I wonder what is causing the increase? It is because the new episode was aired yesterday? The new episode (ep.3) is on vol.2 though, not vol.1.

Oct 21, 2013 5:13 AM by melina_putri

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 14~20.

DVD
*14 *15 *16 *17 *18 *19 *20  週
*** **2 **2 **5 **2 **4 **7 | -- | Shingeki 4
*22 *** *** *** *** *21 *** | -- | DBZ Kami to Kami Regular Edition
*26 *** *** *28 *24 *26 *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro
**7 *12 **9 *19 *26 *30 *** | -- | Free!2
*** *11 *17 *17 *** *** *** | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama!4
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanasaku Iroha Movie
*** *21 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Cardfight!! Vanguard Link Joker-hen 5
*** *24 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION 5
*** *25 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Makai Ouji 2

BD
*14 *15 *16 *17 *18 *19 *20  週
*** **2 **2 **2 **2 **2 **1 | -- | Shingeki 4
*** **3 **4 **4 **5 **3 **3 | -- | Hanasaku Iroha Movie Limited Edition
*** **4 **5 **7 **4 **5 **5 | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama!4
*10 *** *16 *14 *17 *11 *12 | -- | Love Live!7
*** **9 *** *13 *20 *** *15 | -- | Rozen Maiden 3
*11 *13 *11 *16 *18 *** *17 | -- | Shingeki 3
**2 *11 **8 *10 **9 *16 *18 | -- | Free!2
*** *10 *20 *** *14 *** *** | -- | DEVIL SURVIVOR 2 the ANIMATION 5
*** *19 *17 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 1
*15 *18 *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 2
*** *15 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanasaku Iroha Movie Regular Edition
*** *17 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Futari wa Milky Holmes 1
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | SymphogearG 1

Oct 21, 2013 3:04 AM by Ejc

Frostav said:
Downgrade355 said:

Your mistake was to assume that only girls watched/bought it, it has been admited and said on many japanese and even western forums that a large portion of the consumers are male and i would have never expected Free to reach those sales without the male audience, and how "good" it is depends on each individual.

Did you really just say this? Are you legit this utterly insane or deluded?
I want you to look at what you said again, and accurately tell me how incredibly fucking stupid it is.
To be honest, I think Downgrade355 is pretty reasonable in saying a large portion of the audience and consumers are male. And it is clear that the show has retained a substantial support from male sector just by comments and feedback from forums. If you are so sure that this is not the case, to the extent that you can assert that he was being "utterly insane or deluded" then it is YOU who should show the evidence. Otherwise, I would say that perhaps it is you who are being utterly insane or deluded in thinking that the show is only watched and supported by women.

Frostav said:
I have to tip my hat to you, however--misogynistic downplaying AND Mansplainin' in one paragraph!
And I don't even know where that "misogynistic downplaying" comment comes from regarding Downgrade335's comment.

Oct 21, 2013 12:41 AM by symbv

Please tell me White Album 2 will sell, please tell me White Album 2 will sell...

If Log Horizon and WA2 will sell well, I'm hoping that Satelight will keep up the quality they've done with both animes to their future titles, because those 2 animes are the ones I look forward to the most.

Hopefully Tatsunoko will get a good break with Gatchaman Crowds, even though I don't really like it. How is it fairing? It's just that Tatsunoko Productions is turning out to be one of my favourite studios out after Yozakura Quartet.

Oct 20, 2013 11:47 PM by Beaver897

talking of stalker predictions, meganebu! made a huge jump. doesn't necessarily mean much (its still only between 200~300 ranks), but it still surprised me.

kyoukai no kanata though.. guess it won't be a huge seller. but i can understand why people wouldn't want to preorder it at this point. for me, it still lacks lots of explanation...

Oct 20, 2013 10:01 PM by silverwalls