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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Oct 21 - Oct 27

by symbv
Oct 29, 2013 6:27 AM | 237 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Oct 21st - Oct 27th

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

Blu-ray
*1, 35,304 35,304 Monogatari Second Season Nekomonogatari (Shiro) Vol.1 Tsubasa Tiger 1 of 2
*2, 22,714 22,714 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Vol.7
*3, 12,384 12,384 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.4
*4, 11,541 11,541 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.5
*5, 11,320 11,320 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.5
*6, *7,823 *7,823 Suisei no Gargantia Vol.3
*7, *7,656 *7,656 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.5
*8, *5,186 *5,186 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Vol.2
*9, *5,010 *5,010 Date A Live Vol.5
10, *4,174 *4,174 Full Metal Panic! All Stories BD Box
11, *3,379 *3,379 Kakumeiki Valvrave Vol.5
12, *3,254 30,794 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.4
13, *3,037 *3,037 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W Vol.6
14, *2,973 *2,973 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince Vol.5
15, *2,878 *2,878 Yuyushiki Vol.6
(cut-off 2,878)


DVD
*1, 9,536 *,**9,536 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Vol.7
*2, 8,076 *,**8,076 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.5
*3, 4,437 *,**4,437 Monogatari Second Season Nekomonogatari (Shiro) Vol.1 Tsubasa Tiger 1 of 2
*4, 3,119 *,**3,119 Brothers Conflict Vol.3
*5, 2,925 *,**2,925 Saint☆Onii-san (Movie) - Limited Edition
*6, 2,081 *,**2,081 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.4
*7, 1,984 *,*13,311 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.4
*8, 1,849 *,**1,849 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.2
*9, 1,707 *,**1,707 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.5
10, 1,525 *,**1,525 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.5
11, 1,270 *,**1,270 Karneval Vol.6
12, 1,261 *,**1,261 Dangan Ronpa the Animation Vol.3
13, 1,068 *,**1,068 Date A Live Vol.5
14, 1,014 1,219,324 Tonari no Totoro
15, *,911 *,***,911 Gin no Saji: Silver Spoon Vol.2
16, *,888 *,***,888 Kakumeiki Valvrave Vol.5
17, *,869 *,***,869 Servant x Service Vol.3
18, *,835 *,***,835 Saint☆Onii-san (Movie) - Regular Edition
19, *,774 *,***,774 Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami - Regular Edition
(cut-off 680)


CD Single
*2, 80,775 *80,775 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season OP "Kakumei Dualism"
*5, 12,047 *12,047 Outbreak Company OP "Univerpage"
15, *5,009 **5,009 Little Busters! Refrain OP "Boys be Smile / Mesameta Asa niwa Kimi ga Tonari ni"
16, *4,568 **4,568 Aikatsu! 2 OP/ED "KIRA☆Power / Original Star☆彡"
18, *4,342 *21,057 Kuroko no Basket 2 OP "The Other self"
21, *3,644 *43,747 Log Horizon OP "database feat. TAKUMA(10-FEET)"
25, *3,327 **3,327 Diabolik Lovers More, Blood "Kyokugen (Unlimited) Blood"
28, *3,166 **3,166 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season ED "Realism"
32, *2,558 **2,558 BlazBlue: Alter Memory OP "Blue Blaze / Believe"
36, *1,890 **1,890 Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita. OP "Extra Revolution"
39, *1,620 **1,620 Kyousou Giga (TV) OP "Koko"
48, *1,368 **1,368 Walkure Romanze OP "Un-Delayed"
52, *1,200 224,439 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki"
56, *1,126 *17,346 Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin theme song "Alleluia"
57, *1,112 **6,292 Monogatari Second Season ED "Sono Koe wo Oboeteru"
58, *1,099 **1,099 Matsunaga Maho (from StylipS) / ChouCho "Resonant World / Hikari"
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*7, 16,714 16,714 The IdolM@ster 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -Sweet & Smile!-
15, 10,556 10,556 YuiKaori (Ogura Yui & Ishihara Kaori) "Bunny"
18, *6,333 *6,333 Brothers Conflict Character Song Concept Mini Album ② "Ko☆Do☆Mo"
19, *5,858 *5,858 Trefle "AniSon Kamikyoku + ChainCro"
21, *5,633 *5,633 JAM Project "Thumb Rise Again"
22, *5,566 *5,566 Shikata Akiko "Turaida"
29, *4,208 *4,208 Free! Remix Mini Album
36, *3,043 *3,043 YuiKaori (Ogura Yui & Ishihara Kaori) "Puppy <Special Edition>"
37, *3,033 *3,033 Brothers Conflict Character CD 2nd Series ① with Tsubaki & Azusa
44, *2,391 18,517 J-AniSong Kamikyoku-Matsuri -Paradise- [DJ-Kazu in No.1 MuneAtsu MIX]
47, *2,241 12,945 T.M.Revolution "Geisha Boy - Anime Song Experience"
54, *1,918 *1,918 Manga Busamen Danshi♂ ~Ikemen Kareshi no Tsukurikata~ Drama CD "Yukanda Shikaku Kankei"
73, *1,396 *1,396 Morikubou Shoutarou "Shuukan Soine CD Series: Bangaihen Kaede"
74, *1,839 *8,708 Kill Me Baby "Super Best Album CD" (bundled with OVA)
82, *1,241 17,252 The IdolM@ster Cinderella Master: Cute jewelries! 001
87, *1,190 *1,190 Manga Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai Drama CD
92, *1,167 *1,167 Nintama Rantarou Radio CD "Nintama ga Radio ni Yattekita! no Dan" and "Konna Koto mo Attandayo, no Dan"
100, *1,073 *1,073 EVANGELION Piano Forte
(cut-off 1,073)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 237 Comments Recent Comments

scytheavatar said:
Hate for Kyoani has being growing for a long time due to their perceived deafness to their fanbase's demands, but people aren't going to boycott Kyoani forever because of Free. If Kyoani makes a good anime series people will support them, it just so happens that Kyoukai no Kanata isn't that good and there's not much reason for people to waste money on it.
While I don't have much issue with what you said in your post (as it is generally quite right), I think the tone you use is exaggerated here. Instead of "hate" I would say there is disappointment and frustration, but those are mainly restricted to lack of new season for titles like Haruhi and Lucky Star, and a lot of the disappointments are expressed in tongue-in-cheek humor, giving impression that they take it in strides rather than "hate". Western fans (who are not spending much money buying anime anyway) may bitch about FMA but honestly I never hear much about that in Japanese forums.

And as for "boycott", if fans are not buying just because they do not find the product attractive, then it is not even a "boycott". What RyanSaotome tried to insinuate in his post is that because of Free, fans would decide they will not buy KyoAni's next show regardless of how good they find it, and this is a view that I would say almost the entire readership of this thread reject. In short: Not buying Scott Card's work no matter how good it is because of his view on homosexuality is boycott. Not buying KyoAni's KnK because it is not deemed interesting or entertaining enough is NOT a boycott.

Nov 11, 2013 11:41 PM by symbv

RyanSaotome said:
But otaku aren't normal human beings. We're talking about the people who would kill a popular seiyuus career because she has sex. They are vengeful and selfish... KyoAni was hated on like I've never seen before on Yaraon and 2ch and other otaku oriented blogs, with so many people wanting them to go out of business because of Free. They won't forget that just a season later.

Its fine if you want to think its not happening, but I'd be very surprised if any male oriented KyoAni series in the upcoming seasons do well.


They are no less a human being than people who want Capcom to go bankrupt for what they did to Megaman and DmC, or those who want to boycott Ender's Game because of Orson Scott Card's homophobia. Hate for Kyoani has being growing for a long time due to their perceived deafness to their fanbase's demands, but people aren't going to boycott Kyoani forever because of Free. If Kyoani makes a good anime series people will support them, it just so happens that Kyoukai no Kanata isn't that good and there's not much reason for people to waste money on it.

And for the last time, nobody killed Hirano's because she has sex. They killed her career because of her long string of disrespect to her fanbase and attempts to cut ties with the seiyuu industry, the sex nonsense was nothing more than the straw that broke the camel's back.

Nov 11, 2013 11:29 PM by scytheavatar

Even though 40k is lower compared to the other monogatari sales, but it's still pretty high by itself and topped the others for the season.

Nov 11, 2013 9:55 PM by ihusmal1234

RyanSaotome said:
But otaku aren't normal human beings. We're talking about the people who would kill a popular seiyuus career because she has sex. They are vengeful and selfish... KyoAni was hated on like I've never seen before on Yaraon and 2ch and other otaku oriented blogs, with so many people wanting them to go out of business because of Free. They won't forget that just a season later.
Now you get me worried because you are just like some of the stuck-up anime fans I met in America when they truly thought that every otaku in Japan is a pedophile or some sex-crazed addict who has to get his ecchi feed all the time. Can't you consider the fact that people who threaten to kill a seiyuu because she has sex amount to very very few and we do not even have had a case of a seiyuu actually being injured not to say killed by an otaku. Almost all otaku I met in Japan are so normal, with just a bit more geek feel and mindset.Following your logic, one could just claim that American are not normal human beings because we see people who would massacre people with assault rifle with the slightest grunge. Your extremely biased and shallow preconception about otaku is indeed regrettable and could only feed into the common social prejudice that otaku is inherently bad, anti-social and abnormal.

Also you mentioned Yaraon and 2ch, to be honest Yaraon often features some of the most trolling comments with trolls attracting trolls. It even has an infamous reputation in, of all places, 2ch about how the least considerate trolls go there to mock things (but even there there are occasional fair and neutral comments). As for 2ch the comments on Free! as the series progresses became more and more positive, with people even confessing that they had been wrong in jumping to conclusion that the anime had to be some fujoshit that stresses only BL-esque male fan service. There were no lack of people commenting how interesting the story was and how enjoyable the characters were, so much so that harsh criticisms all but disappeared and the only references to fujoshi were more for light humor than displaying anger.

Nov 4, 2013 9:13 PM by symbv

jmal said:
Xinception said:
With Onimonogatari on top of Amazon JP's 100, I can surely say that it will sell better than Nekoshiro.

Every Monogatari volume was on top of Amazon's rankings when it was first solicited. That doesn't tell us anything.


That's just a part of my post, which is out of context when you quoted it. I also stated that Tsubasa isn't one of the most favourite characters in the cast, as Hitagi and Shinobu stole that place already.

Nov 4, 2013 5:56 PM by Xinception

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:



Second, Is there a chance for a BD volume of another arc to sell higher?

It happened with Bake, so yes there is at least some chance.


I think it's a definite yes, since Tsubasa ain't exactly the most favourite girl out of the harem selection (still like her though!). Top spots go to Shinobu and Hitagi <3, according to my observations.

With Onimonogatari on top of Amazon JP's 100, I can surely say that it will sell better than Nekoshiro.

Nov 4, 2013 4:57 PM by Xinception

Oh wow, I completely missed this thread, even though I was looking forward to it. Ahhhhh, I knew Monogatari second season sales would not so good in Monogatari standards. I have two questions:

First, if it was in a season other than summer, would have it sold differently?
Second, Is there a chance for a BD volume of another arc to sell higher?

Nov 4, 2013 4:23 PM by tsudecimo

I saw that NNB is back in the top 60 again, and slowly moving towards the top 50.
Its looking good.

RyanSaotome said:

Its fine if you want to think its not happening, but I'd be very surprised if any male oriented KyoAni series in the upcoming seasons do well.

Just wait until Chuu2 S2.

Nov 4, 2013 4:05 PM by rederoin

RyanSaotome said:
But otaku aren't normal human beings. We're talking about the people who would kill a popular seiyuus career because she has sex. They are vengeful and selfish... KyoAni was hated on like I've never seen before on Yaraon and 2ch and other otaku oriented blogs, with so many people wanting them to go out of business because of Free. They won't forget that just a season later.

Its fine if you want to think its not happening, but I'd be very surprised if any male oriented KyoAni series in the upcoming seasons do well.
Do you also think that every single priest is pedophile?

Nov 4, 2013 3:50 PM by Progeusz

But otaku aren't normal human beings. We're talking about the people who would kill a popular seiyuus career because she has sex. They are vengeful and selfish... KyoAni was hated on like I've never seen before on Yaraon and 2ch and other otaku oriented blogs, with so many people wanting them to go out of business because of Free. They won't forget that just a season later.

Its fine if you want to think its not happening, but I'd be very surprised if any male oriented KyoAni series in the upcoming seasons do well.

Nov 4, 2013 3:40 PM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
I wouldn't say I was a diehard fan or anything, but K-On and Clannad are two of my favorite anime of all time and I imported them all. Overall KyoAni has really fallen from their golden era when they were putting those anime out along with Lucky Star, Haruhi, Kanon, etc. The only show I'd consider above average since K-On is Chuuni.
I would say most people would agree that KyoAni's star does not shine as brightly as in the days of Haruhi and Lucky Star but I have reservation about any claim that it has really fallen hard and could not be "trusted" (of course this also depends on how much trust you had with them in the past). To me, diversification (like picking up female fans with a show oriented towards them like Free, or making a show with more actions like Kyokai no Kanata) is always a good thing, particularly if it means the studio is growing and can deploy more resource. That it makes something I am not particularly keen on would not thus count against what I think of the studio.

Actually, my most favorite shows were somehow almost all made by Shaft but I never hold particular expectation that Shaft will definitely deliver something I would buy, and so if it makes a show that is not my taste I would just pass. I think most of the fans make their purchase decisions this way even if they have a favorite studio.

Nov 4, 2013 12:13 PM by symbv

symbv said:
But honestly I did not realize you were such a loyal fanboy of KyoAni before.


I wouldn't say I was a diehard fan or anything, but K-On and Clannad are two of my favorite anime of all time and I imported them all. Overall KyoAni has really fallen from their golden era when they were putting those anime out along with Lucky Star, Haruhi, Kanon, etc. The only show I'd consider above average since K-On is Chuuni.

Nov 4, 2013 12:06 PM by RyanSaotome

^ Fair enough - you can have your bias (like how much you hate half naked guys in anime) and put your money where your mouth is. But honestly I did not realize you were such a loyal fanboy of KyoAni before. As I said, I do not see much of evidence in Japan that anime fans are boycotting KyoAni for making Free. Fans there buy BDs a lot more on show by show basis and this is why shows like Nichijou could come to sell only 2k or so - loyal fans who buy shows that they don't even like just because of the identity of the studio are so rare. So if you have been doing this before, consider you are more like the small minority and most fans do not think or behave like you do.

Nov 4, 2013 11:46 AM by symbv

jmal said:
Not only do I think it's strange, I think it borders on clinically insane.

Sorry, this may be one of the dumbest claims I've read in my life.


You'd have to be clinically insane to decide to not pay almost 400 dollars for a new KyoAni anime? Aren't you the one who always argues that KyoAni fans don't buy their series blindly?

With how pricey anime is, you're paying more to support the studio than the show itself. With how KyoAni has been recently, like focusing on making anime based on their own shitty LNs, refusing to adapt Little Busters when that was the thing I wanted adapted to anime more than anything the last 5 years and making anime about half naked dudes, I don't want to support their current strategy. Buying their stuff would be the same as saying I supporting what they are doing now.

Nov 4, 2013 11:39 AM by RyanSaotome

Of course I don't mean the way Stalker runs now is perfect because it is not, but if I am to list out things to improve I would not put projected sales number as the top in the list (which I presume you would). Things like better ease of use of its graphic interface and retrieval of historical data would come first, for example.

Nov 4, 2013 10:50 AM by symbv

jmal said:
I know you don't, and that I'll never convince you otherwise, but that's the judgment I question. Limiting the confusion and overreactions the final predictions causes is already more than enough justification for me, and getting a new data point that is more focused and unburdened by noise is a nice byproduct.
Well, as I repeatedly said before, even without Stalker, there is already a lot of confusion and misguided posting when we discuss anime BD/DVD sales. The confusion generated by Stalker projection is just one part of the whole thing, and I would not say it is even a big part of it. Just today I saw some posts in Anime Series board as people discuss their favorite anime's "sales" when the numbers they quote is actually the accumulated points not the actual sales or sales projection. It is not just the "final projection" number that could cause misunderstanding and misinterpretation. The whole Stalker thing and more broadly the whole BD/DVD sales discussion is full of such potential to cause misunderstanding. I just don't see the final projected sales number as a particularly big problem within it.

Nov 4, 2013 10:35 AM by symbv

jmal said:

If I never describe any alternatives then how are you objecting to them? They don't exist after all. =P
I don't think I ever objected to any alternative raised by you because as you said they are not here yet. All I commented upon are some of the tweaks you proposed which I won't really call as alternatives.

jmal said:
I'm not asking for information based on the final prediction, but on the underlying data, of which the final prediction is just one specific manifestation.
Indeed, and it is the question I have been asking: How are we going to make use of the underlying data inherent in Amazon ranking to get information we want? What is nice about the final prediction (or projected sales) is that it is a number simple and easy to grasp (perhaps too easy but let's leave it for now) which we can use to get more insights other than the actual first week sales prediction, and if we are going to use something else at least it should provide some extra benefits - perhaps deeper insights, or more accuracy, or more convenience without adding a lot more cost like complexity.

jmal said:

To tl;dr it:
• Minimize the impact of short-term trends on the final prediction (already described how)
• Quantify short-term trends with a separate number or two (essentially ways to quantifying the week on week graphs in a more digestible numerical format) which requires no new data collection) designed to do that and only that, not to do that and predict sales months and months ahead of time.
As I said, I like the way how short-term trends impact the sales projection number to provide a way for us to spot overall trend and momentum of the title's performance. I think it is one of the useful characteristics of Stalker. You may dislike it but I think it is what makes the projection number a lot more useful than its original stated purpose. And again as I said, I do not see the current approach to be so problematic that your suggested changes must be put in place. Your approach can also be fine, by splitting the number into several numbers each has a different focus on what it reflects. I just don't see the current approach as necessarily deficient or less useful.

Nov 4, 2013 8:37 AM by symbv

^^^ I like the way you think, Hoppy! I too buy the shows I want to own and the games I want to play. Seems straightforward enough but people make these things very complicated for themselves sometimes.

Nov 4, 2013 8:16 AM by hpulley

RyanSaotome said:
You really think its so strange that otaku would decide to spend their limited money on other shows instead of a company that has pissed them off? For myself, I've imported a couple KyoAni shows but I no longer feel safe buying their stuff since now I'm worried the money I give them will go to shows I have no interest in due to Free.. they've lost my trust. I feel its the same for many other people, especially with how vocal the detractors were while Free was airing.


Your loyalty to the anime studios is the issue at place, do what I do, just import the shows you like and not worry about what they do in the future. It's the same with game developers, you shouldn't be too loyal to them and just buy the games you like.

Nov 4, 2013 8:12 AM by Hoppy

RyanSaotome said:
I'm glad to see that KnK is doing so badly. It seems the otaku who were threatening to boycott KyoAni over Free weren't all talk... I expect Chuuni2 to see a massive drop too and sell under 5k.


You can't possibly believe that KnK isn't selling well because of Free!?

They just didn't like the anime, plain and simple.

Free! has absolutely nothing to do with KnK.

Nov 4, 2013 8:12 AM by phoenixalia