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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Nov 18 - Nov 24

by tsubasalover
Nov 26, 2013 4:30 AM | 87 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Nov 18th - Nov 24th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 24,352 24,352 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.5
*2. *4,739 *4,739 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Blu-ray Box Vol.1
*3. *2,641 *2,641 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince Vol.6
*4. *1,964 *1,964 Karneval (TV) Vol.7
*5. *1,714 *1,714 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Blu-ray Disc Box Special Edition
*6. *1,521 *1,521 Rozen Maiden (2013) Vol.4
*7. *1,407 *1,407 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.3
*8. *1,345 *1,345 Uchouten Kazoku Vol.3
*9. *1,200 *1,200 Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Vol.6
(cut-off 1,200)


DVD
*1. 9,874 *,**9,874 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.5
*2. 1,627 *,**1,627 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.3
*3. 1,154 1,223,464 Tonari no Totoro
*4. 1,106 *,**1,106 Karneval (TV) Vol.7
*5. *,988 *,***,988 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Tobase! Kibou no Handkerchief
*6. *,862 *,**4,733 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!!
*7. *,805 *,***,805 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan
*8. *,679 *,***,679 Senyuu. Vol.4
*9. *,648 *,***,648 Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Vol.6
10. *,593 *,522,805 Majo no Takkyuubin
11. *,511 *,365,613 Mononoke Hime
12. *,499 *,***,499 Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist Vol.3
13. *,497 2,393,730 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
14. *,449 *,*65,094 One Piece Film Z
15. *,447 *,*13,118 Free! Vol.3
16. *,424 *,***,424 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen Vol.6
17. *,407 *,***,407 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince Vol.6
18. *,401 *,***,401 Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun Vol.9
(cut-off 401)


CD Single
*9. 20,702 *20,702 Toriko ED "Believe in Yourself!" by palet
16. *7,894 **7,894 Hanakappa ED "ROAD TO BUDOKAN 2013 ~Chiisana Kiseki~" by Tokyo Joshiryuu
22. *5,701 **5,701 Nagi no Asukara ED "Aqua Terrarium" by Nagi Yanagi
23. *4,893 **4,893 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 ED "Beautiful Sky" by Yoko Hikasa, Yukana, Asami Shimoda, Kana Hanazawa, Marina Inoue, Chiwa Saito, and Suzuko Mimori
26. *4,191 *50,388 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari ED "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" by Kalafina
28. *3,421 **3,421 Gifuu Doudou!!: Kanetsugu to Keiji ED "Gensoukyoku Wonderland" by i☆Ris
30. *3,326 **3,326 Hajime no Ippo: Rising ED "Buchikome!!" by Shikuramen
31. *3,311 *63,331 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Theme Song "Colorful" by ClariS
34. *2,846 *13,191 Kill la Kill OP "Sirius" by Eir Aoi
38. *2,725 *14,284 Golden Time OP "Golden Time" by Yui Horie
39. *2,583 109,740 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season OP "Kakumei Dualism" by Nana Mizuki x T.M.Revolution
40. *2,315 *13,990 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season ED "WALK" by OLDCODEX
50. *1,781 *30,577 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru OP "S・M・L☆" by Afilia Saga
53. *1,733 *17,171 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta OP "Sakura no Ato (all quartets lead to the ?)" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
55. *1,691 **1,691 Yowamushi Pedal OP "Reclimb" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D
57. *1,647 **1,647 Yowamushi Pedal ED "Kaze wo Yobe" by Under Graph
60. *1,591 **1,591 Galilei Donna ED "Innocent" by Earthmind
66. *1,484 *26,062 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic OP "ANNIVERSARY" by SID
68. *1,451 *11,506 Tokyo Ravens OP X-encounter by Maon Kurosaki
71. *1,368 *50,888 Log Horizon OP "database feat. Takuma(10-Feet)" by MAN WITH A MISSION
73. *1,328 *16,712 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova OP "Savior of Song" by Nano feat. MY FIRST STORY
77. *1,232 **8,500 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 OP "True Blue Traveler" by Minami Kuribayashi
78. *1,211 **8,887 Samurai Flamenco OP "Just One Life" by SPYAIR
81. *1,144 **5,576 Galilei Donna OP "Synchromanica" by Negoto
83. *1,136 **1,136 Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun OP "the end" by Mix Speaker's,Inc.
84. *1,044 *15,517 Kyoukai no Kanata OP "Kyoukai no Kanata" by Minori Chihara
85. *1,033 **8,470 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai OP "Anicca" by Hitomi Harada
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*6. 22,254 22,254 Yukari Tamura Rasen no Kajitsu
*9. 14,710 14,710 The iDOLM@STER 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -Cool & Bitter!-
19. *5,596 *5,596 KOTOKO Kuuchuu Puzzle
38. *2,559 *2,559 Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live Prism ☆Solo Collection by Kouji & Hiro & Kazuki (Tatsuya Kakihara, Tomoaki Maeno, and Toshiki Masuda)
40. *2,365 *2,365 Strike Witches the Movie Hime-Uta Collection 5 (Lynette, Perrine)
66. *1,480 *1,480 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari Ghibli to Watashi to Kaguyahime

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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hpulley said:
Hahalollawl said:
Was it Yui Horie who joked about being 17?
^^^ There is a club of 17 year old seiyuu LOL. Yui is in it:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/09/20/video-happy-birthday-anime-voice-actresssinger-yui-horie
Yeah, Horie is just a mere member of the "Age 17 Religion" (this is the official name of the "club" lol). And the whole Ms Monochrome vs Kikuko rivalry as idols in the anime Ms Monochrome is premised on that. The latest episode even has Kikuko (who is voiced by the founder+leader of the Age 17 Religion) looking like 17 billions of years old LOL

Yause said:
As for the high school setting, it's an idealized adolescence (youth, innocence, puppy love, most options in life still open) that engages the audience. It's definitely less about nostalgia than a yearning for something they probably never had (and probably doesn't exist, at least in the super ideal form depicted in anime) - kinda like the yearning for that romanticized 1950s family unit among some older Americans.
Well said, Yause. I can say this is precisely the reason why I love watching anime based on high school settings.

Dec 3, 2013 5:53 AM by symbv

Ejc said:
rederoin said:
It seems we'll get yet another slow week next week.


releases next week :
-Kyousougiga v0 - 2.6k(BD - 1.8k, DVD - 0.8k)
-Pokémon : The orgin - 2.1k
-Kill me baby BD-box - 2.9k
-Princess Mononoke
-Aikatsu! v7
-Free v4
-Maou-sama v6
-Watamoto v3


There's also:
Symphogear G 3
Girls und Panzer BD Collection [Import] (possibly on the BD 100 list if imports are also reported by Amazon JP)
Neko no Ongaeshi/Ghiblies episode 2 (BD)
YanYan Machiko 3 (DVD)
Shin Cutie Honey Complete (BD)
Taiyou no Ouji Horus no Daibouken (BD)


Woops, I somehow missed symphogear G.

Either way, it seems rather slow. Not that many late-nigth anime releases.

Dec 2, 2013 6:52 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
It seems we'll get yet another slow week next week.


releases next week :
-Kyousougiga v0 - 2.6k(BD - 1.8k, DVD - 0.8k)
-Pokémon : The orgin - 2.1k
-Kill me baby BD-box - 2.9k
-Princess Mononoke
-Aikatsu! v7
-Free v4
-Maou-sama v6
-Watamoto v3


There's also:
Symphogear G 3
Girls und Panzer BD Collection [Import] (possibly on the BD 100 list if imports are also reported by Amazon JP)
Neko no Ongaeshi/Ghiblies episode 2 (BD)
YanYan Machiko 3 (DVD)
Shin Cutie Honey Complete (BD)
Taiyou no Ouji Horus no Daibouken (BD)

and mainstream titles such as Toriko Movie, Naruto and One Piece, which most likely will chart.
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Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Nov 25~Dec 1.

DVD
*25 *26 *27 *28 *29 *30 **1  週
*** **7 **4 *10 **9 **9 **7 | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Special Edition
*** *17 **7 *14 *13 *13 *10 | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Standard Edition
*** **8 **3 **6 **5 **5 *11 | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*** *** *** *** *** *** *17 | -- | Tonari no Totoro
*** *11 **8 *21 *16 *20 *26 | -- | NekoShiro 2
*** *19 *14 *26 *18 *16 *** | -- | BROTHERS CONFLICT 4
*** *** *** **8 *10 *17 *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry Limited Edition
*** *** *** *22 *20 *** *** | -- | Date A Live 6
*** *** *** *25 *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry Regular Edition
*** *20 *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*** *22 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 5
*** *27 *24 *** *** *** *** | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 3
*** *30 *27 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 6
**4 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 5

BD
*25 *26 *27 *28 *29 *30 **1  週
*** **1 **1 **5 **4 **2 **3 | -- | NekoShiro 2
*** **7 **2 **6 **3 **4 **4 | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*** **5 **7 *14 **9 **5 **5 | -- | OreImo. 6
*** *** *** **4 **6 **6 **6 | -- | Date A Live 6
*** **3 **6 *13 **8 **8 **7 | -- | RailgunS 5
*** **4 **4 *12 *10 **7 **8 | -- | Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*** *** *** **3 **7 **9 **9 | -- | Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3
*** *10 *12 *17 *11 *11 *10 | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 3
*** *13 *15 *** *12 *18 *11 | -- | Hanagai NEXT 5
*** *** *** *** *** *** *12 | -- | ONE PIECE FILM Z
*** **9 *14 *** *** *12 *13 | -- | OreGairu. 6
*** *16 *11 *19 *16 *19 *14 | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17
*** *** *** *** *13 *10 *15 | -- | Valvrave 6
*** *12 *13 *** *** *20 *** | -- | KinMosa 3
*** *** *18 *** *14 *** *** | -- | Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS 3
*** *** *** *10 *18 *** *** | -- | Love Lab 3
*** *20 *16 *** *19 *** *** | -- | Neptunia 3
*** *** *** *11 *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry
*** *** *** *15 *** *** *** | -- | Photokano 6
*** *15 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Tamayura ~More Aggressive~ 2
**4 *** *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 5
*** *18 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Urusei Yatsura BOX 3
**3 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | NekoShiro 1
**7 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Karneval 7
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hakkenden 9
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Majestic Prince 6

Dec 1, 2013 9:16 PM by Ejc

It seems we'll get yet another slow week next week.


releases next week :
-Kyousougiga v0 - 2.6k(BD - 1.8k, DVD - 0.8k)
-Pokémon : The orgin - 2.1k
-Kill me baby BD-box - 2.9k
-Princess Mononoke
-Aikatsu! v7
-Free v4
-Maou-sama v6
-Watamoto v3

Dec 1, 2013 6:43 PM by rederoin

Rozen Maiden sold REALLY badly

Dec 1, 2013 2:06 PM by GodlyKyon

Is Gundam Wing subbed since most of Bandai's series are nowadays on bluray releases?

Also I heard MJP will be getting another season under consideration. Quite surprised if they will follow through with it with this number of sales. I found the series average and it didn't pick up until like the final 5 or so episodes.

Dec 1, 2013 12:04 PM by Roloko

Yause said:
Amiluhur said:

I think it's also partly got to do with the very unfair and imo "disgusting" view that otakus have of female characters that are over a certain age being "used goods". I lost the number of times within the anime itself tend to make a friggin big deal about age amongst female characters and to be frank I think it's pretty horrific. I think that's part of the reason for middle or high school being such a prevalent premise.


Hmmm....it's hard to tell how much of that is serious. Otaku enjoy poking fun at characters, so age is popular as ammunition. However, if this reflected a genuine gripe, there wouldn't be much seiyuu/idol worship either, seeing that most are adults.

As for the high school setting, it's an idealized adolescence (youth, innocence, puppy love, most options in life still open) that engages the audience. It's definitely less about nostalgia than a yearning for something they probably never had (and probably doesn't exist, at least in the super ideal form depicted in anime) - kinda like the yearning for that romanticized 1950s family unit among some older Americans.


That's kind of what of what annoys me about largely high school based anime a lot of the time. Maybe it's cause I'm the adventurous type who likes high stakes and interesting turns of events in his anime (not that a high school setting necessarily forbids that) so I just can't understand why otaku want to see a continuous cycle of low key idealized light comedies about high school life.

Also I think it'd worth pointing out that a lot of girls in high school in anime really don't look like they are high school age anyway a lot of the time. Way too bishoujo and mature looking so its not like the jump to college will change things up much in terms of the look. And it works the other way around too though. I mean take Golden Time for example, Koko IMO just as easily could have been labelled as fifteen years old based on how the scale of age vs appearance has been set by anime.

That's a major difference between Western and Japanese animation though I find. Japan puts a very heavy emphasis on making its characters look as physically attractive as possible while Western animation they kind of just tend to look their age, gender, and occupational status. Different considerations though cause typically Western audiences aren't watching animation expecting lots of sexuality while with otaku its definitely an expectation and key focus.

Dec 1, 2013 11:44 AM by PeacingOut

Tesagure! has been in the top 200 for a few days now, what happened to it?

edit :
***,120位/***,148位 ★ (***,630 pt) [*,137予約] 2013/12/25 てさぐれ! 部活もの Vol.1 [Blu-ray]

what is going on? This seems a rather large boost for one of the series with the lowest estimations of Autumn.

Dec 1, 2013 7:17 AM by rederoin

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Nov 29.



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

DVD
*25 *26 *27 *28 *29 *30 **1  週
*** **8 **3 **6 **5 **5 *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*** **7 **4 *10 **9 **9 *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Special Edition
*** *17 **7 *14 *13 *13 *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Standard Edition
*** *19 *14 *26 *18 *16 *** | -- | BROTHERS CONFLICT 4
*** *** *** **8 *10 *17 *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry Limited Edition
*** *11 **8 *21 *16 *20 *** | -- | NekoShiro 2
*** *** *** *22 *20 *** *** | -- | Date A Live 6
*** *** *** *25 *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry Regular Edition
*** *20 *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*** *22 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 5
*** *27 *24 *** *** *** *** | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 3
*** *30 *27 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 6
**4 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 5

BD
*25 *26 *27 *28 *29 *30 **1  週
*** **1 **1 **5 **4 **2 *** | -- | NekoShiro 2
*** **7 **2 **6 **3 **4 *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*** **5 **7 *14 **9 **5 *** | -- | OreImo. 6
*** *** *** **4 **6 **6 *** | -- | Date A Live 6
*** **4 **4 *12 *10 **7 *** | -- | Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*** **3 **6 *13 **8 **8 *** | -- | RailgunS 5
*** *** *** **3 **7 **9 *** | -- | Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3
*** *** *** *** *13 *10 *** | -- | Valvrave 6
*** *10 *12 *17 *11 *11 *** | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 3
*** **9 *14 *** *** *12 *** | -- | OreGairu. 6
*** *13 *15 *** *12 *18 *** | -- | Hanagai NEXT 5
*** *16 *11 *19 *16 *19 *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17
*** *12 *13 *** *** *20 *** | -- | KinMosa 3
*** *** *18 *** *14 *** *** | -- | Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS 3
*** *** *** *10 *18 *** *** | -- | Love Lab 3
*** *20 *16 *** *19 *** *** | -- | Neptunia 3
*** *** *** *11 *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry
*** *** *** *15 *** *** *** | -- | Photokano 6
*** *15 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Tamayura ~More Aggressive~ 2
**4 *** *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 5
*** *18 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Urusei Yatsura BOX 3
**3 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | NekoShiro 1
**7 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Karneval 7
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hakkenden 9
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Majestic Prince 6

Nov 30, 2013 3:42 AM by Ejc

ChronosXIII said:
Kimi no Iru Machi and Devil Survivor in Top 10?

Daaafuuuuuqqqqqq.

Top 10 just for this week and among anime releases. That doesn't mean anything.

Nov 29, 2013 11:04 PM by jmal

Kimi no Iru Machi and Devil Survivor in Top 10?

Daaafuuuuuqqqqqq.

Nov 29, 2013 10:43 PM by ChronosXIII

Amiluhur said:

I think it's also partly got to do with the very unfair and imo "disgusting" view that otakus have of female characters that are over a certain age being "used goods". I lost the number of times within the anime itself tend to make a friggin big deal about age amongst female characters and to be frank I think it's pretty horrific. I think that's part of the reason for middle or high school being such a prevalent premise.


Hmmm....it's hard to tell how much of that is serious. Otaku enjoy poking fun at characters, so age is popular as ammunition. However, if this reflected a genuine gripe, there wouldn't be much seiyuu/idol worship either, seeing that most are adults.

As for the high school setting, it's an idealized adolescence (youth, innocence, puppy love, most options in life still open) that engages the audience. It's definitely less about nostalgia than a yearning for something they probably never had (and probably doesn't exist, at least in the super ideal form depicted in anime) - kinda like the yearning for that romanticized 1950s family unit among some older Americans.

Nov 29, 2013 7:36 PM by Yause

9. 20,702 *20,702 Toriko ED "Believe in Yourself!" by palet

Nov 29, 2013 11:11 AM by aboe

^^^ There is a club of 17 year old seiyuu LOL. Yui is in it:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/09/20/video-happy-birthday-anime-voice-actresssinger-yui-horie
On today September 20, popular anime voice actress/singer Yui Horie turns 17 years and 7,305 days old! She is a member of the famous voice actress group "Juu-nana-sai Kyou" (17 years old religion) founded by Kikuko Inoue who was most famous for her role as Belldandy in Oh My Goddess!. Other famous members of the group are Sakura Nogawa, Rina Sato, and Yukari Tamura. The members are allowed to call themselves "17 years old" as long as they want.
I sent a happy birthday wish to Kikuko's special email address set up for the occasion. No reply of course...

Nov 29, 2013 10:39 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Amiluhur said:
hpulley said:
Speaking about college age Golden Time presales being low makes me thing of Rozen Maiden 2013 having lower sales as well. I wonder if that too is due to the college focus on older Jun, his relationship with Saito. Might be too old for the folks who seem to prefer high school stories either because they're in high school or because they feel nostalgic about it more than they do about college. I love the season which is currently on sale but it is a huge drop from the original series though admittedly a ton about the market has changed since Traumend.

I think it's also partly got to do with the very unfair and imo "disgusting" view that otakus have of female characters that are over a certain age being "used goods". I lost the number of times within the anime itself tend to make a friggin big deal about age amongst female characters and to be frank I think it's pretty horrific. I think that's part of the reason for middle or high school being such a prevalent premise.

Frankly, I want to see more college based series particularly when it comes to romantic dramas or romantic comedy. The anime industry needs more Honey and Clovers and Nodame Cantabiles and less Ore no Imoutos and Boku wa Tomodachis. Occasionally a decent one like Toradora and Sakurasou will pop up and sometimes even an amazing one like True Tears or White Album 2, but those are typically very rare.
Wouldn't explain Rozen Maiden as college age Jun's love interest Saitou is still in high school so she's still "fresh" ...

But otherwise I agree. This concept as humor and as a serious topic is found in anime, in J-drama and in real life in Japan as well. It is a truly painful subject for many women in Japan today. Complex societal issues beyond the scope of the sales thread for the most part but I think you may be right about them losing some of their moe factor and their marketing factor as well. Yui Horie joking about always being 17 has a ring of truth to it.

And I agree that White Album 2 is one of the best romance dramas around. With introductory chapter being about when they are in their final year of high school and closing chapter being three years later it will be a college anime eventually, assuming it gets a second season for closing chapter.

Sakurasou, if they ever animate the end of the novels is actually a college story in the very end as well.


Was it Yui Horie who joked about being 17? I thought it was someone else, or maybe it's more than one person. Anyways, you're an irrational Yui Horie fan aren't you lol (just kidding).

As for the issue of older female characters, I'm not all that familiar with the situation of older women in Japan, but I'm inclined to believe hpulley and Amiluhur, at least to an extent. Which kind of sucks in my opinion, I would like to see more characters with a little more maturity in significant roles (not just minor characters). Hopefully it becomes more common.

@kuuderes_shadow, when you think about it though, without some sort of outside/societal pressures, why would they feel bad about being a little older? We are talking about people not much older than high school right? Is that even considered old in most places?

Nov 29, 2013 10:36 AM by Hahalollawl

Amiluhur said:
hpulley said:
Speaking about college age Golden Time presales being low makes me thing of Rozen Maiden 2013 having lower sales as well. I wonder if that too is due to the college focus on older Jun, his relationship with Saito. Might be too old for the folks who seem to prefer high school stories either because they're in high school or because they feel nostalgic about it more than they do about college. I love the season which is currently on sale but it is a huge drop from the original series though admittedly a ton about the market has changed since Traumend.

I think it's also partly got to do with the very unfair and imo "disgusting" view that otakus have of female characters that are over a certain age being "used goods". I lost the number of times within the anime itself tend to make a friggin big deal about age amongst female characters and to be frank I think it's pretty horrific. I think that's part of the reason for middle or high school being such a prevalent premise.

Frankly, I want to see more college based series particularly when it comes to romantic dramas or romantic comedy. The anime industry needs more Honey and Clovers and Nodame Cantabiles and less Ore no Imoutos and Boku wa Tomodachis. Occasionally a decent one like Toradora and Sakurasou will pop up and sometimes even an amazing one like True Tears or White Album 2, but those are typically very rare.
Wouldn't explain Rozen Maiden as college age Jun's love interest Saitou is still in high school so she's still "fresh" ...

But otherwise I agree. This concept as humor and as a serious topic is found in anime, in J-drama and in real life in Japan as well. It is a truly painful subject for many women in Japan today. Complex societal issues beyond the scope of the sales thread for the most part but I think you may be right about them losing some of their moe factor and their marketing factor as well. Yui Horie joking about always being 17 has a ring of truth to it.

And I agree that White Album 2 is one of the best romance dramas around. With introductory chapter being about when they are in their final year of high school and closing chapter being three years later it will be a college anime eventually, assuming it gets a second season for closing chapter.

Sakurasou, if they ever animate the end of the novels is actually a college story in the very end as well.

Nov 29, 2013 6:44 AM by hpulley

Amiluhur said:

I think it's also partly got to do with the very unfair and imo "disgusting" view that otakus have of female characters that are over a certain age being "used goods". I lost the number of times within the anime itself tend to make a friggin big deal about age amongst female characters and to be frank I think it's pretty horrific.


Really? Because for one thing I don't see that very often at all, and for another when I do see it it's invariably the women thinking bad of themselves, not other people treating her badly, as a result of her age.

Nov 29, 2013 5:32 AM by kuuderes_shadow

hpulley said:
Speaking about college age Golden Time presales being low makes me thing of Rozen Maiden 2013 having lower sales as well. I wonder if that too is due to the college focus on older Jun, his relationship with Saito. Might be too old for the folks who seem to prefer high school stories either because they're in high school or because they feel nostalgic about it more than they do about college. I love the season which is currently on sale but it is a huge drop from the original series though admittedly a ton about the market has changed since Traumend.

I think it's also partly got to do with the very unfair and imo "disgusting" view that otakus have of female characters that are over a certain age being "used goods". I lost the number of times within the anime itself tend to make a friggin big deal about age amongst female characters and to be frank I think it's pretty horrific. I think that's part of the reason for middle or high school being such a prevalent premise.

Frankly, I want to see more college based series particularly when it comes to romantic dramas or romantic comedy. The anime industry needs more Honey and Clovers and Nodame Cantabiles and less Ore no Imoutos and Boku wa Tomodachis. Occasionally a decent one like Toradora and Sakurasou will pop up and sometimes even an amazing one like True Tears or White Album 2, but those are typically very rare.

Nov 29, 2013 5:25 AM by Amiluhur

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Nov 28.

DVD
*25 *26 *27 *28 *29 *30 **1  週
*** **8 **3 **6 *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*** *** *** **8 *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry Limited Edition
*** **7 **4 *10 *** *** *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Special Edition
*** *17 **7 *14 *** *** *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Standard Edition
*** *11 **8 *21 *** *** *** | -- | NekoShiro 2
*** *** *** *22 *** *** *** | -- | Date A Live 6
*** *** *** *25 *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry Regular Edition
*** *19 *14 *26 *** *** *** | -- | BROTHERS CONFLICT 4
*** *20 *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*** *22 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 5
*** *27 *24 *** *** *** *** | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 3
*** *30 *27 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 6
**4 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 5

BD
*25 *26 *27 *28 *29 *30 **1  週
*** *** *** **3 *** *** *** | -- | Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3
*** *** *** **4 *** *** *** | -- | Date A Live 6
*** **1 **1 **5 *** *** *** | -- | NekoShiro 2
*** **7 **2 **6 *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*** *** *** *10 *** *** *** | -- | Love Lab 3
*** *** *** *11 *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE Episode of Merry
*** **4 **4 *12 *** *** *** | -- | Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*** **3 **6 *13 *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 5
*** **5 **7 *14 *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 6
*** *** *** *15 *** *** *** | -- | Photokano 6
*** *10 *12 *17 *** *** *** | -- | Highschool D×D NEW 3
*** *16 *11 *19 *** *** *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17
*** *12 *13 *** *** *** *** | -- | KinMosa 3
*** **9 *14 *** *** *** *** | -- | OreGairu. 6
*** *13 *15 *** *** *** *** | -- | Hanagai NEXT 5
*** *20 *16 *** *** *** *** | -- | Neptunia 3
*** *** *18 *** *** *** *** | -- | Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS 3
*** *15 *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Tamayura ~More Aggressive~ 2
**4 *** *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 5
*** *18 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Urusei Yatsura BOX 3
**3 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | NekoShiro 1
**7 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Karneval 7
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hakkenden 9
*18 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Majestic Prince 6

Nov 29, 2013 2:08 AM by Ejc

Now only a week till we know how bad coppelion flopped.




;_;

Nov 28, 2013 7:41 AM by rederoin