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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Oct 14 - Oct 20

by symbv
Oct 22, 2013 5:31 AM | 154 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Oct 14th - Oct 20th

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

Blu-ray
*1, 27,540 27,540 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.4
*2, 10,884 10,884 Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home
*3, *8,281 *8,281 Hatarakou Maou-sama! vol.4
*4, *1,546 *1,546 Rozen Maiden (2013) vol.3
*5, *1,516 18,360 Free! vol.2
*6, *1,197 *1,197 Devil Survivor 2 the Animation vol.5
*7, *1,076 33,775 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
*8, **,975 37,382 Love Live! School Idol Project vol.7
(cut-off 975)


DVD
*1, 11,327 *,*11,327 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.4
*2, *1,592 *,*13,498 Free! vol.2
*3, *1,558 *,**1,558 Hatarakou Maou-sama! vol.4
*4, *1,014 1,218,310 Tonari no Totoro
*5, **,958 *,*25,200 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Regular Edition
*6, **,761 *,*15,881 Usavich Season 5
*7, **,740 *,***,740 Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home
*8, **,616 *,***,616 Devil Survivor 2 the Animation vol.5
*9, **,546 *,***,546 Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist vol.2
10, **,497 *,*15,723 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
11, **,494 *,519,989 Majo no Takkyuubin
12, **,432 *,***,432 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen vol.6
13, **,379 *,363,576 Mononoke Hime
14, **,351 2,391,648 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
15, **,349 *,776,213 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
(cut-off 349)


CD Single
10, 16,715 *16,715 Kuroko no Basket 2 OP "The Other self"
16, *5,778 *40,103 Log Horizon OP "database feat. TAKUMA(10-FEET)"
35, *1,527 223,239 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
40, *1,372 *16,220 Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin theme song "Alleluia"
42, *1,339 **5,180 Monogatari Second Season ED "Sono Koe wo Oboeteru"
47, *1,144 **1,144 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen ED "Ride on fight!"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*9, 7,319 *7,319 Kill Me Baby "Super Best Album CD" (bundled with OVA)
20, 3,291 16,126 J-AniSong Kamikyoku-Matsuri -Paradise- [DJ-Kazu in No.1 MuneAtsu MIX]
24, 2,490 10,704 T.M.Revolution "Geisha Boy - Anime Song Experience"
31, 2,028 16,011 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Cute jewelries! 001
33, 1,900 *1,900 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W best album "Jareikyoku-tachi"
36, 1,860 *1,860 Shingeki no Kyojin radio CD "Shingeki no Kyojin Radio ~Kaji to Shimono no Susume! Denpa Heidan~" vol.1
41, 1,723 *1,723 Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live "Prism☆Solo Collection" by Bell & Otoha & Wakana
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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symbv said:
Natsu12345 said:
symbv said:

**,*** ** Blood Lad [BD+DVD]: 2013/09/27
Can anyone tell me what does these **,*** ** mean? Does that mean that it has sold so less that it's not even numbered? lol
In short, the title was not charted at all so there is no number to report. Of course it does not mean the actual sales was zero. In Blood Lad's case, the threshold for charting in the full weekly BD chart was 630 for the week when Blood Lad vol.1 was released, so it means Blood Lad vol.1 had to sell <630 BDs that week. For DVD the threshold was even higher (like 800 something). It is entirely possible that Blood Lad actually sold 1400 BD+DVD that week and still would not be charted, although more likely it should have sold quite a bit fewer than that.

Ugh there goes my hope for s2.

Oct 29, 2013 10:43 AM by ToG25thBaam

Pretty good first week sales for Monogatari Second Season. Curious to see how much loss there will be due to the 'marathon'/12 volume release method.

Oct 29, 2013 6:31 AM by Meddigo

jmal said:
geralt said:
symbv said:
geralt said:
Wow, that's a big drop from Nisemonogatari and it's like half of Bakemonogatari.
I thought Hanekawa was one of the most liked girl in the series as well...
But NekoShiro does not feature much of Hanekawa though....

I'm pretty sure it does.
Yeah... she's actually in it quite a lot, unlike other arcs named after girls who barely show up.
Sorry I was thinking of Hanazawa LOL Must have been the stress I was experiencing when I was being distracted while typing the post...

Back to your original post then, Hanekawa is not really the most liked girls in the series. She is below Nadeko and Senjougahara, and also Shinobu and likely Hachikuji as well. So among the main cast from Bake she is near bottom. In fact so much so that fans said that this Neko Kuro/Shiro is a hard-to-come-by opportunity to raise Hanekawa's star for the audience. However it seems franchise fatigue may have bigger influence here....

Oct 29, 2013 6:23 AM by symbv

geralt said:
symbv said:
geralt said:
Wow, that's a big drop from Nisemonogatari and it's like half of Bakemonogatari.
I thought Hanekawa was one of the most liked girl in the series as well...
But NekoShiro does not feature much of Hanekawa though....

I'm pretty sure it does.
Yeah... she's actually in it quite a lot, unlike other arcs named after girls who barely show up.

Oct 29, 2013 5:32 AM by jmal

symbv said:
geralt said:
Wow, that's a big drop from Nisemonogatari and it's like half of Bakemonogatari.
I thought Hanekawa was one of the most liked girl in the series as well...
But NekoShiro does not feature much of Hanekawa though....

I'm pretty sure it does.

Oct 29, 2013 4:47 AM by geralt

geralt said:
Wow, that's a big drop from Nisemonogatari and it's like half of Bakemonogatari.
I thought Hanekawa was one of the most liked girl in the series as well...
But NekoShiro does not feature much of Hanekawa though....

Oct 29, 2013 4:37 AM by symbv

and Valvrave op (TM X Nana) hit 80k in 1st week

Oct 29, 2013 4:16 AM by Nutsheel

geralt said:
Wow, that's a big drop from Nisemonogatari and it's like half of Bakemonogatari.
I thought Hanekawa was one of the most liked girl in the series as well...
IIRC it's even a drop from v1wk1 of Neko Kuro.

I haven't bought it yet myself. After buying the first 13 discs in the franchise, the thought of buying 12 more discs for as low as 25 new episodes this season is a bit of sticker shock. I really should get at least Neko Shiro to make it look complete beside my Neko Kuro discs but man, Aniplex seems greedy right now. I love their releases but so many discs for so few episodes hurts... I expect a break on a 2-cour series, 7-9 discs.

Oct 29, 2013 3:54 AM by hpulley

Wow, that's a big drop from Nisemonogatari and it's like half of Bakemonogatari.
I thought Hanekawa was one of the most liked girl in the series as well...

Oct 29, 2013 3:46 AM by geralt

Got caught up with something, so here is a quick update of today's result. The actual new thread will come a bit later.

BD
35304 NekoShiro 1
22714 Yamato 2199 7
12384 Railgun2 4
11541 UtaPri2 5
11320 OreImo2 5
7823 Gargantia 3
7656 OreGairu 5
5186 F/k Illya 2
5010 Date A Live 5
4174 Full Metal Panic BD Box
3379 Valvrave 5
3254 Shingeki 4
3037 Nyaruko2 6
2973 MJP 5
2878 Yuyushiki 6


DVD
(17618 Gintama event for the movie final)
9536 Yamato 2199 7
8076 UtaPri2 5
(5219 Japanese land SDF DVD narrated by GirlPan's Akiyama-san)
4437 NekoShiro 1
(3932 Shimono's program v3)
3119 BroCon 3
2925 Saint Oniisan movie
2081 Railgun2 4
1984 Shingeki 4
(1912 浪川) 3
1849 KimiMachi 2
1707 OreGairu 5
1525 OreImo2 5
1270 Karneval 6
1261 DanganRonpa 3
1068 Date A Live 5
1014 Totoro
911 Silver Spoon 2
888 Valvrave 5
869 SerSer 3

Biggest observation is NekoShiro v1 did not get past 40k line....

Oct 29, 2013 2:19 AM by symbv

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Oct 21~27.

DVD
*21 *22 *23 *24 *25 *26 *27  週
*** *** *** **3 **3 **4 *10 | -- | Yamato 2199 7
*** **6 **4 **7 **6 **7 *12 | -- | UtaPri 2000% 5
*** **8 **6 *18 *13 *15 *** | -- | Nekomonogatari Shiro 1
*** *12 **7 *21 *14 *27 *** | -- | BROTHERS CONFLICT 3
**4 *24 *15 *** *28 *30 *** | -- | Shingeki 4
*** *11 *13 *** *20 *** *** | -- | Saint☆Onii-san
*** *13 *25 *** *26 *** *** | -- | Kimi no Iru Machi 2
*** *14 *14 *** *27 *** *** | -- | RailgunS 4
*** *** *** *10 *** *** *** | -- | Karneval 6
*** *** *** *11 *** *** *** | -- | Hakkenden 8
*** *** *** *22 *** *** *** | -- | Date A Live 5
*** *** *** *23 *** *** *** | -- | Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 6
*** *** *** *24 *** *** *** | -- | Senyuu. Season 3
*** *20 *17 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 5
*** *** *26 *** *** *** *** | -- | Valvrave 5
*** *15 *27 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreGairu. 5
*** *21 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Dangan Ronpa the ANIMATION 3
*** *22 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Gin no Saji 2
*** *28 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Servant x Service 3
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Tonari no Totoro
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Free!2

BD
*21 *22 *23 *24 *25 *26 *27  週
*** **1 **1 **3 **2 **1 **1 | -- | Nekomonogatari Shiro 1
*** *** *** **1 **1 **2 **2 | -- | Yamato 2199 7
*** **6 **2 *10 **6 **5 **3 | -- | UtaPri 2000% 5
*** **3 **5 *13 **7 **4 **4 | -- | RailgunS 4
*** **4 **4 *18 **8 **3 **5 | -- | OreImo. 5
*** *** *** **5 *10 **6 **8 | -- | Date A Live 5
*** *** *** *17 *** *16 **9 | -- | Love Lab 2
*** *** *** **4 *11 **7 *10 | -- | Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2
*** *** *** **2 **3 **8 *11 | -- | Gargantia BOX 3
**2 *20 **9 *** *16 *17 *15 | -- | Shingeki 4
*** *12 *11 *** *17 **9 *16 | -- | Valvrave 5
*** **5 **7 *** **9 *11 *17 | -- | OreGairu. 5
*** *** *** **9 *** *10 *19 | -- | Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 6
*** *** *** **6 *** *15 *20 | -- | Majestic Prince 5
*** *** *** **7 **4 *18 *** | -- | Full Metal Panic! BOX All Stories
**6 *** *** *** *** *20 *** | -- | Love Live!7
*** *** *** *16 *15 *** *** | -- | Karneval 6
*** *** *** *** *19 *** *** | -- | Kitakubu 2
*** *** *** **8 *** *** *** | -- | Teekyuu Season 2
*** *** *** *12 *** *** *** | -- | Yamato yo Towa ni
*** *** *** *14 *** *** *** | -- | Uchouten Kazoku 2
*** *** *** *19 *** *** *** | -- | Photokano 5
*** *18 *10 *** *** *** *** | -- | BROTHERS CONFLICT 3
*** *15 *12 *** *** *** *** | -- | Dangan Ronpa the ANIMATION 3
*** *10 *13 *** *** *** *** | -- | Saint☆Onii-san
*** *16 *15 *** *** *** *** | -- | Servant x Service 3
*** *11 *16 *** *** *** *** | -- | Yuyushiki 6
*** *17 *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Kimi no Iru Machi 2
*** *19 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Gin no Saji 2
**4 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanasaku Iroha Movie Limited Edition
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama!4
*10 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Free!2
*15 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 3

Oct 28, 2013 3:09 AM by Ejc

Hahalollawl said:
symbv said:
Hahalollawl said:
I haven't read the LN, but based on the anime, it seemed to me like the main character had/has some pretty significant trauma/angst associated with his power. Unless you mean going forward that there is not too much of a focus on angst over his power, in which case I guess that's possible.
It seems that the guy just took the incident that got him the power in strides, so I would still take the words of the LN author as meaning the whole LN not just going forward.
I think I've only completed the first 2 episodes, but wouldn't you agree that there seemed to be some pretty serious trauma associated with his power? I thought that was why he had a memory issue.
For trauma it means that the incident left an emotional scar to the character. Of course we know there was one massive incident that caused the guy to get the power, but does it mean that it left the guy in some trauma state? This is what I think the author of the LN wants to say: That even though the scale of incident and event can be huge and potentially trauma inducing, this is not what he intends to cover. In fact, he will go for the contrary and say that there is little trauma or angst inside the characters even though they went through those incidents and events.

Hahalollawl said:
Also, while I think Yukina is very cute (she has that innocent feel about her), calling her the loveliest character of THIS season (one PACKED with "lovely" characters in my opinion) seems like an extravagant claim to me. A matter of personal preference I guess but there are so many bishoujos this season lol.
This surprises me as well. But clearly Yukina is very popular among anime fans, which of course would help boost the popularity (and sales) of the show.

Oct 27, 2013 8:05 PM by symbv

Xinception said:
And by now, the BD pre-orders rose up to like 1.1k.... So... I guess we're slowly getting there? xD Let's hope so, though! Gingitsune has like a month and a half left until its first volume goes on sale. Go Silver Fox!

I think you're misreading the graph. You have to be careful with Stalker because there's a lot of numbers and if you don't know what they all mean you can draw wrong conclusions.

The numbers you see are not actual preorders, they're estimates made by Stalker based on the title's Amazon ranking so far and some assumptions and calculations made based on historical data. Usually fairly good assumptions, though they get better the closer you get to release.

To take it line by line:

発売日: 2013年12月25日
• Release date, Dec 25th

登録日: 2013年10月07日
• Solicitation date, the day it was registered on Amazon, October 7th

最新順位 ***,780位(2013年10月28日09時)
• Current ranking (updated roughly hourly) on Amazon Japan out of all DVDs and BDs on the site, preorders or releases, 780th

最高順位 ***,547位(2013年10月16日) ※登録24時間以降
• Best ever ranking since solicitation, 547th on October 16th

最低順位 **2,738位(2013年10月12日) ※登録24時間以降
• Worst ever ranking since solicitation, 2738th on October 12th

平均順位 **1,160位(中央値)
Median ranking based on hourly rankings so far, 1160th

ニコ市場予約数:4(前日0)
• Number of preorders made through Niconico Douga marketplace affiliate links, 4

最新累積ポイント Blu-ray:286pt (※注意事項)
• Current accumulated points based on rankings so far, 286

最終予測累積ポイント Blu-ray:1006pt(残り日数57)
• Estimate of final points (i.e. sales) based on the assumption that over the course of all the remaining days until release (57), it will rank exactly the same as the average daily rank over the last 7 days. 57 days out, it's still very early to be looking for final estimates.

In any case, its ranking so far points to very little chance of success. Selling 1k BDs would be clear flop territory for anything that isn't getting a very large boost to the sales of its source material, or making a lot of money in some other way.

But with 8 weeks left until release, anything can happen. In theory.

Oct 27, 2013 6:52 PM by jmal

hpulley said:
Xinception said:
hpulley said:
Might just be a sign of inadequate stock but fhana's "tiny lamp" the OP for Gingitsune is currently sold out at amazon and HMV. My copy has shipped. So at least something may sell well for Gingitsune anime... too bad, the Stalker figures for the Blurays are under 1K :'(


That's sad :c, well at least let's hope that the manga's popularity get boosted up.

Wait, could you detail me on how to check for Stalker's estimated/recorded figures?
I should add for "tiny lamp" that low stock or not it is only ranked #220 on amazon for CDs so the sales may still not be very good, perhaps just understocked.

As for Stalker for Gingitsune, see here:
http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/show.cgi?n=B00F4S3F2I
The bottom number right now is the estimated points/presales for when volume 1 ships and it is 984 right now :'(


I"d prefer if you had given me details on how to check the predicted sales for every product, but thank you though! :D

And by now, the BD pre-orders rose up to like 1.1k.... So... I guess we're slowly getting there? xD Let's hope so, though! Gingitsune has like a month and a half left until its first volume goes on sale. Go Silver Fox!

Oct 27, 2013 4:10 PM by Xinception

Xinception said:
hpulley said:
Might just be a sign of inadequate stock but fhana's "tiny lamp" the OP for Gingitsune is currently sold out at amazon and HMV. My copy has shipped. So at least something may sell well for Gingitsune anime... too bad, the Stalker figures for the Blurays are under 1K :'(


That's sad :c, well at least let's hope that the manga's popularity get boosted up.

Wait, could you detail me on how to check for Stalker's estimated/recorded figures?
I should add for "tiny lamp" that low stock or not it is only ranked #220 on amazon for CDs so the sales may still not be very good, perhaps just understocked.

As for Stalker for Gingitsune, see here:
http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/show.cgi?n=B00F4S3F2I
The bottom number right now is the estimated points/presales for when volume 1 ships and it is 984 right now :'(

Oct 27, 2013 2:53 PM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Might just be a sign of inadequate stock but fhana's "tiny lamp" the OP for Gingitsune is currently sold out at amazon and HMV. My copy has shipped. So at least something may sell well for Gingitsune anime... too bad, the Stalker figures for the Blurays are under 1K :'(


That's sad :c, well at least let's hope that the manga's popularity get boosted up.

Wait, could you detail me on how to check for Stalker's estimated/recorded figures?

Oct 27, 2013 2:37 PM by Xinception

Might just be a sign of inadequate stock but fhana's "tiny lamp" the OP for Gingitsune is currently sold out at amazon and HMV. My copy has shipped. So at least something may sell well for Gingitsune anime... too bad, the Stalker figures for the Blurays are under 1K :'(

Oct 27, 2013 2:12 PM by hpulley

Hahalollawl said:
symbv said:
Meddigo said:
symbv said:
It may take some time for SutoBura (nickname of Strike the Blood in Japan) to settle down, particularly as the amazingly erotic ep.4 has just aired lol
Ah, I was curious as to what the show was considering how high it is ranked on Amazon. Now no need to bother checking it out.
Basically what RyanSaotome said, but there is a strong appeal of the heroine character Yukina as I read so many comments about her being "the loveliest character" of this cour.



Also, while I think Yukina is very cute (she has that innocent feel about her), calling her the loveliest character of THIS season (one PACKED with "lovely" characters in my opinion) seems like an extravagant claim to me. A matter of personal preference I guess but there are so many bishoujos this season lol.


Yeah if anything Konagi from NouCome is the loveliest character of the season and she's a supporting character.

Oct 27, 2013 11:16 AM by Hoppy

symbv said:
Hahalollawl said:
I haven't read the LN, but based on the anime, it seemed to me like the main character had/has some pretty significant trauma/angst associated with his power. Unless you mean going forward that there is not too much of a focus on angst over his power, in which case I guess that's possible.
It seems that the guy just took the incident that got him the power in strides, so I would still take the words of the LN author as meaning the whole LN not just going forward.

Anyway, let me see if I can find that interview and check if I remember what he said correctly...


I think I've only completed the first 2 episodes, but wouldn't you agree that there seemed to be some pretty serious trauma associated with his power? I thought that was why he had a memory issue.

Also, while I think Yukina is very cute (she has that innocent feel about her), calling her the loveliest character of THIS season (one PACKED with "lovely" characters in my opinion) seems like an extravagant claim to me. A matter of personal preference I guess but there are so many bishoujos this season lol.

Mod Edit: Triple post reduced to single post. Please don't multiple post.

Oct 27, 2013 9:57 AM by Hahalollawl

Hahalollawl said:
I haven't read the LN, but based on the anime, it seemed to me like the main character had/has some pretty significant trauma/angst associated with his power. Unless you mean going forward that there is not too much of a focus on angst over his power, in which case I guess that's possible.
It seems that the guy just took the incident that got him the power in strides, so I would still take the words of the LN author as meaning the whole LN not just going forward.

Anyway, let me see if I can find that interview and check if I remember what he said correctly...

Oct 27, 2013 9:46 AM by symbv