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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Nov 25 - Dec 1

by tsubasalover
Dec 3, 2013 3:19 AM | 197 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Nov 25th - Dec 1st

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

Blu-ray
*1. 36,714 36,714 Monogatari Series: Second Season Nekomonogatari (Shiro) Vol.2 Tsubasa Tiger 2 of 2
*2. 14,187 14,187 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.6
*3. 13,196 13,196 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.5
*4. 12,929 12,929 Hidamari Sketch: Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*5. 11,794 11,794 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.6
*6. *6,709 *6,709 High School DxD New Vol.3
*7. *5,883 *5,883 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.6
*8. *5,612 *5,612 Date A Live Vol.6
*9. *5,474 *5,474 Kiniro Mosaic Vol.3
10. *5,214 *5,214 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Vol.3
11. *5,209 *5,209 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next Vol.5
12. *4,836 *4,836 Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea
(cut-off 4,836)


DVD
*1. 9,991 *,**9,991 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.6
*2. 7,467 *,**7,467 Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea Limited Edition
*3. 4,573 *,**4,573 Monogatari Series: Second Season Nekomonogatari (Shiro) Vol.2 Tsubasa Tiger 2 of 2
*4. 4,252 *,**4,252 Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea Regular Edition
*5. 3,106 *,**3,106 Brothers Conflict Vol.4
*6. 2,438 *,**2,438 One Piece: Episode of Merry - Mou Hitori no Nakama no Monogatari Limited Edition
*7. 2,400 *,**2,400 Hidamari Sketch: Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*8. 2,254 *,**2,254 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.5
*9. 1,873 *,**1,873 High School DxD New Vol.3
10. 1,658 *,**1,658 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.6
11. 1,622 *,*11,496 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.5
12. 1,297 *,**1,297 Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation Vol.4
13. 1,227 1,224,691 Tonari no Totoro
14. 1,214 *,**1,214 Date A Live Vol.6
15. 1,008 *,**1,008 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next Vol.5
16. *,994 *,***,994 Kakumeiki Valvrave Vol.6
17. *,974 *,***,974 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.6
18. *,882 *,***,882 Servant x Service Vol.4
19. *,789 *,***,789 Gin no Saji Vol.3
20. *,757 *,***,757 Danball Senki Wars Vol.2
21. *,722 *,***,722 One Piece: Episode of Merry - Mou Hitori no Nakama no Monogatari Regular Edition
22. *,697 *,***,697 Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS Vol.3
23. *,684 *,***,684 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Vol.3
24. *,638 *,523,443 Majo no Takkyuubin
(cut-off 638)


CD Single
**1. 395,127 395,127 Naruto: Shippuuden OP "Tsuki no Ookisa" by Nogizaka 46
**5. *36,758 *36,758 Love Live! School Idol Project Music S.T.A.R.T!! by μ's
*15. *10,236 *10,236 Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita. ED "Sticking Places" by Sphere
*17. **9,907 **9,907 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai ED "Maware! Setsugetsuka" by Hitomi Harada, Ai Kayano, & Yui Ogura
*20. **8,848 **8,848 Kuroko no Basket Character Song (Tatsuya Himuro) "Ready Fight!!" by Kishou Taniyama
*21. **8,637 **8,637 Kuroko no Basket Character Song (Makoto Hanamiya) "Mad Breaker" by Jun Fukuyama
*22. **8,486 **8,486 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic ED "Eden" by Aqua Timez
*23. **7,984 **7,984 Detective Conan OP "Butterfly Core" by VALSHE
*25. **6,803 **6,803 Strike the Blood ED "Strike my soul" by Yuka Iguchi
*33. **4,242 **4,242 Tokyo Ravens ED "Kimi ga Emu Yuugure" by Yoshino Nanjo
*37. **3,724 **3,724 Kyoukai no Kanata ED "Daisy" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
*40. **3,157 **3,157 Diabolik Lovers OP "Mr. SADISTIC NIGHT" by Ayato Sakamaki (Hikaru Midorikawa) & Shuu Sakamaki (Kousuke Toriumi)
*43. **2,919 *53,307 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari ED "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" by Kalafina
*47. **2,362 **2,362 Freezing Vibration OP/ED "Avenge World/Sekai wa Kizu wo Dakishimeru" by Suzuki Konomi
*49. **2,336 *65,667 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Theme Song "Colorful" by ClariS
*53. **2,073 **2,073 Naruto: Shippuuden ED Black Night Town by Akihisa Kondo
*54. **2,055 111,795 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season OP "Kakumei Dualism" by Nana Mizuki x T.M.Revolution
*56. **1,992 *15,183 Kill la Kill OP "Sirius" by Eir Aoi
*57. **1,941 *32,518 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru OP "S・M・L☆" by Afilia Saga
*64. **1,797 **6,690 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 ED "Beautiful Sky" by Yoko Hikasa, Yukana, Asami Shimoda, Kana Hanazawa, Marina Inoue, Chiwa Saito, & Suzuko Mimori
*67. **1,551 **7,252 Nagi no Asukara ED "Aqua Terrarium" by Nagi Yanagi
*68. **1,509 *15,793 Golden Time OP "Golden Time" by Yui Horie
*73. **1,381 *12,887 Tokyo Ravens OP "X-encounter" by Maon Kurosaki
*74. **1,362 **1,362 Kyoukai no Kanata Character Song (Mirai Kuriyama & Mitsuki Nase) "Displeasing Diary/Because of ‘S’adness" by Risa Taneda & Minori Chihara
*76. **1,342 229,401 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
*77. **1,290 *18,461 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta OP "Sakura no Ato (all quartets lead to the ?)" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
*79. **1,237 *17,949 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova OP "Savior of Song" by Nano feat. MY FIRST STORY
*82. **1,209 *27,271 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic OP "ANNIVERSARY" by SID
*83. **1,205 **1,205 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru ED "Taiyou to Tsuki no Cross" by TWO-FORMULA (Kaori Sadohara & Saeko Zougou)
*84. **1,198 **1,198 Walkure Romanze ED "MoonRise Romance" by Natsuko Asou
*87. **1,159 **9,629 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai OP "Anicca" by Hitomi Harada
*93. **1,125 *15,115 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season ED "WALK" by OLDCODEX
100. **1,036 **8,930 Hanakappa ED "ROAD TO BUDOKAN 2013 ~Chiisana Kiseki~" by Tokyo Joshiryuu
(cut-off 1,036)


CD Album
*4. 46,869 46,869 Gintama Best 3
20. *5,938 *5,938 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! The IdolM@STER Live The@ter Performance 08
33. *3,741 25,995 Yukari Tamura "Rasen no Kajitsu" by Yukari Tamura
37. *3,509 18,219 The iDOLM@STER 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -Cool & Bitter!-
45. *2,863 *2,863 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta Character Song CD & OST "Sakura Shinbachi no Narashigata."
88. *1,453 *1,453 Ghost in the Shell: Arise OST
(cut-off 1,278)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Dec 10, 2013 2:21 PM by ThangLong

Hahalollawl said:
I think the problem is something symbv pointed out in another thread (buddy complex I think). Some people either unintentionally or intentionally use language that suggests they are using some kind of objective standard (e.g. it is "good") when describing their own personal preferences. It might be better if they used language like "I enjoyed it" or "I found it interesting" something along those lines. Then it becomes clearer that you are describing your opinion.

Yeah, absolutely agreed. Using that mindset would eradicate 90% of the nonsense arguments that happen in fandom. But I've been beating that drum for years and don't really see any signs of progress. Ah well, still worth pointing out at appropriate times tho!

Dec 9, 2013 1:30 PM by jmal

jmal said:
Progeusz said:
There are also people like me and many others who love cute characters but still aren't amused by KnK.

I was simplifying, but yes certainly. If I liked every show with a cute girl in it, I'd like... well just about every show, and that's definitely not the case. I just wanted to say that sometimes people try to put a square peg (their tastes) in a round hole (other people's tastes) when it comes to explaining why something "is good".


I think the problem is something symbv pointed out in another thread (buddy complex I think). Some people either unintentionally or intentionally use language that suggests they are using some kind of objective standard (e.g. it is "good") when describing their own personal preferences. It might be better if they used language like "I enjoyed it" or "I found it interesting" something along those lines. Then it becomes clearer that you are describing your opinion.

Dec 9, 2013 1:25 PM by Hahalollawl

Progeusz said:
There are also people like me and many others who love cute characters but still aren't amused by KnK.

I was simplifying, but yes certainly. If I liked every show with a cute girl in it, I'd like... well just about every show, and that's definitely not the case. I just wanted to say that sometimes people try to put a square peg (their tastes) in a round hole (other people's tastes) when it comes to explaining why something "is good".

Dec 9, 2013 12:40 PM by jmal

jmal said:
Keep in mind that "good" is completely a matter of your own subjective preferences. If someone doesn't care about cute characters, then trying to convince them Kyoukai is good because Mirai is cute will obviously not get you anywhere. Everyone wants something slightly different from each show. We can't apply our tastes to other people and expect the same result.
There are also people like me and many others who love cute characters but still aren't amused by KnK. Mirai is too forced, I can't even view her as cute. Mitsuki, Ai and Sakura are nice but aren't developed well enough.
I'm not watching much this season but in my opinion Kill la Kill, Kyousou Giga and Non Non Biyori are in completely different league than KnK. Kuroko no Basuke 2, Magi S2, Nagi no Asukara, Valvrave 2, Hajime no Ippo - Rising are also much better.

Dec 9, 2013 12:11 PM by Progeusz

I shouldn't even need to point this out anymore but: odds are good Kyoukai will sell a bit more than its estimate.
Reason one: KyoAni shows tend to be storefront heavy, because they often have retailer exclusive extras that direct sales away from Amazon, which therefore means the Stalker estimate will be low (Amazon has an exclusive version too, but it's one nobody cares about).
Reason two: Stalker as a whole underestimates much more often than it overestimates, regardless of show/genre/studio. Most discs are going to beat their stalker expectations to varying degrees, it's really nothing unusual.

So it's pretty much expected Kyoukai will sell more than whatever the final Stalker estimate is (how much is unknown). If that happens, it proves absolutely nothing we didn't already know.

The central question is whether it'll be some big hit, and the answer to that seems quite clearly to be a "no". I'm still guessing v1 will do "decently" and then it'll drop to roughly Tamako-level sales average (so, below 4k). Recent episodes have been very well received and this is a weak season overall so there's room for its sales to grow, but even considering that, it can't crack the top 100, which is fairly damning. A really really well-liked ending is its last chance to make much difference, but it's unlikely to make a massive difference.

nagatoyuki108 said:
The only show this season that's about as good as Kyoukai no Kanata is Non Non Biyori. How are any other characters this season more adorable than Mirai? She's basically perfect in that regard.

Keep in mind that "good" is completely a matter of your own subjective preferences. If someone doesn't care about cute characters, then trying to convince them Kyoukai is good because Mirai is cute will obviously not get you anywhere. Everyone wants something slightly different from each show. We can't apply our tastes to other people and expect the same result.

Caveats on taste aside, while I rather liked what I saw of Kyoukai (only got to ep 6 because I have little motivation to watch anime this season, only following three shows now) if you want a somewhat similar show that I think does everything better - save maybe animation but they're both utterly gorgeous there, and go for different visual styles - I'd recommend Yozakura Quartet Hana no Uta. If you haven't checked it out, give it a try. I think you'd like it if you like Kyoukai.

Dec 9, 2013 11:27 AM by jmal

scytheavatar said:
nagatoyuki108 said:
skudoops said:
nagatoyuki108 said:
Why is Kyoukai no Kanata so unpopular? It's easily one of the best shows this season.


To sum it up from what I've watched of it, it's pretty much all flash with zero substance.


What do you mean? While its plot isn't the best by any means, it isn't bad, either. In addition, Mirai is adorable enough that Kyoukai no Kanata would still be one of the best shows of the season even if the plot were terrible.


It's pretty much the weakest Kyoani series ever, the fact that they got a complete amateur as a director is pretty obvious and he screwed up what could have been a very good series. Like you said, it isn't bad but neither is it "the best by any means" and you haven't watch all the shows this season if you think KnK is one of the best shows this season. Best show this season is either Non Non Biyori or Kuroko no Basket S2, there are plenty of shows this season that's better too. There are also a ton of characters this season who are more adorable than Mirai.


The only show this season that's about as good as Kyoukai no Kanata is Non Non Biyori. How are any other characters this season more adorable than Mirai? She's basically perfect in that regard.

Dec 9, 2013 10:31 AM by nagatoyuki108

Kaioshin_Sama said:

It just makes it SO unbelievably hard to be hopeful for the future if your not into the Non Non Biyori's, Infinite Stratos', Monogatari's or whatever the heck てさぐれ-部活もの translates too of the anime world.
Haven't you forgot KuroBas or Aoki Hagane? Well I guess you are into neither.... Besides, it is not as if Kill la Kill would bomb, though it is clearly losing momentum (in terms of sales prediction I mean).

Kaioshin_Sama said:
I think I already said I'll consider the theory debunked if Kyokai does what the current predictions say it will but the situation keeps changing. One decent episode and the show has a massive unprecedented reversal of fortune albeit mostly for the first two volumes.
Thing is most people here would tell you that you should have long dropped your theory and yet you came back again and again jumping and exclaiming you finally found some "evidence" that your theory is correct after all. And again you are to be proven wrong. In fact SnK v1 ranking is going down as we speak. As I said time and again before, each new episode can bring a boost if it is deemed by watchers to be a good one - good enough for them to start buying the series (which is why a good episode this late can have an effect on sales of vol.1). And it just happens that the latest episode is deemed a good one (and Proguesz explained the reason very well so I won't repeat here) so the boost is stronger, but does it mean that it will become the bestseller of the season? To be honest, none except the very uninformed or biased will think it still has chance to become one.

Kaioshin_Sama said:

Its not always easy having to argue with 5+ people all at the same time and having to remember what each specific persons little tiff and specific points are. Frankly I'm not seeing too many facts beyond the never been in the top 100 overall thing so much as personal petty bullshit. I'm also sorry but I refuse to cow to pressure by numbers telling me what an awful and wrong person I am. I agree its time for a breather now to let everyone and myself cool off for a bit, but that's about it.
Such stubbornness only gave you the impression of being hidebound and having tin ear. As JizzyHitler said, you are letting your prejudice get the better of you and you are leaning on some pretty skewed reasoning and flimsy pieces of "evidence" for your arguments. It is not whether you are "cowed" but more whether you have the ability to see the facts as they are and let go of your extreme bias.

Kaioshin_Sama said:
I don't think I'm the person being delusional here when I've made that specific benchmark multiple times You can't claim somebody is doing something if you know....they aren't.
Well, you said here you bet SnK would sustain its high position after the idol episode and then you claimed that you did not say such thing. No wonder people would suspect you backpedal or move the goalpost.

Dec 9, 2013 7:53 AM by symbv

^ The Amazon exclusive seems to have been limited quantity, and has sold through planned stock, so orders are shifting to the non-exclusive version.

Dec 9, 2013 6:55 AM by jmal

What is happening with Arpeggio of Blue Steel preorders?
Amazon version is falling while regular version jumped almost 1000 spots in last 24h. Does volume can run out of stock few weeks even before release?

Dec 9, 2013 6:46 AM by Ulrihs

5chan said:
^ But Kyoukai no kanata is better than all of them. It is projected to sell 5,000+ by the time it is released. Those other shows will not even make it to 3,000.

It has a event ticket. V2 is projected to sell a lot less.

Dec 9, 2013 6:11 AM by rederoin

5chan said:
Oh Samurai Flamenco and others that sell below Kyoukai are good in their own way. But not good enough to sell discs. Shows that sell above it are good and good at selling discs. You have to consider the market or the bonus stuff they put into those.

I'd just avoid using the word "good" when describing shows in this context, to avoid confusion. People will think you mean it's an "objectively better" (a nonsensical phrase) show because it sells more, as some already interpreted it here, when it turns out you actually just mean it's something people are more likely to buy, due to extras or target audience or demographics or whatever. Things that matter, but aren't necessarily signs that its audience is enjoying it more than other shows' audiences are enjoying other shows. (After all, enjoyment is what matters when talking sales, not subjective personal critiques on "quality".)

Dec 9, 2013 5:43 AM by jmal

Oricon Daily All-Genre Top 30 DVD/Top 20 BD Rankings for Dec 2~8.

DVD
**2 **3 **4 **5 **6 **7 **8  週
*** *** *** *** *** *** *16 | -- | Tonari no Totoro
*** **2 **2 **4 **5 **7 *19 | -- | Free!4
*14 *** *** *** *** *21 *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Special Edition
*** *15 *19 *25 *25 *28 *** | -- | Doraemon Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum Movie
*** *** *** *12 *15 *** *** | -- | Toriko (2013) Movie
*** *24 *13 *** *18 *** *** | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama!6
*** *** *** *23 *** *** *** | -- | Tiger Mask BOX 4
*** *12 *30 *** *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE 15th Season Gyojintou-hen 13
*** *14 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | ONE PIECE 15th Season Gyojintou-hen 14
*** *27 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Naruto Shippuuden Ninkai Taisen 4
**5 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Aikatsu!7
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Detective Conan Movie 17 Standard Edition

BD
**2 **3 **4 **5 **6 **7 **8  週
*** **1 **2 **2 **5 **3 **3 | -- | Free!4
*** **2 **4 **6 **7 **4 **4 | -- | Mononoke Hime
*** **3 **7 *12 **2 **5 **5 | -- | Hataraku Maou-sama!6
*** **4 **6 *13 **8 **6 **6 | -- | SymphogearG 3
**6 *** *17 *** *19 *12 *16 | -- | NekoShiro 2
*** *** *** **4 *15 *15 *** | -- | Kyousougiga 0
**5 *** *16 *** *17 *16 *** | -- | UtaPri 2000% 6
*** **5 *15 *17 *14 *** *** | -- | Kill Me Baby BOX
*** *** *** **9 *** *** *** | -- | Shin Cutie Honey Complete
*** *** *19 *** *** *** *** | -- | Shingeki 5
*** *13 *20 *** *** *** *** | -- | Neko no Ongaeshi/Ghiblies episode 2
*** *14 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Pokemon The Origin
*** *19 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | WataMote!3
*** *20 *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Doraemon Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum Movie
**9 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | OreGairu. 6
*12 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | RailgunS 5
*13 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | OreImo. 6
*16 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Date A Live 6
*17 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen
*20 *** *** *** *** *** *** | -- | Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3

Dec 9, 2013 2:36 AM by Ejc

5chan said:


Oh Samurai Flamenco and others that sell below Kyoukai are good in their own way. But not good enough to sell discs. Shows that sell above it are good and good at selling discs. You have to consider the market or the bonus stuff they put into those.


I don't argue with that. It was obvious since episode 3 or so that Samurai Flamenco doesn't have the thing to pull disc buyers. I never argued with that. I thought you were saying that shows like Samumenco and Nagi no Asukara are not as good as Kyokai no Kanata because Kyokai will sell more discs. My mistake.

Dec 9, 2013 2:08 AM by phoenixalia

phoenixalia said:
5chan said:
^ But Kyoukai no kanata is better than all of them. It is projected to sell 5,000+ by the time it is released. Those other shows will not even make it to 3,000.



I can't believe I'm saying this but just because something sells so much, it doesn't mean the 'other shows' like Samurai Flamenco or Yowamushi Pedal aren't as good as that particular show. And vice-versa.

Besides, don't forget that KnK volume 1 has an event ticket so there will most probably be a drop of some sort for volume 2+.


Oh Samurai Flamenco and others that sell below Kyoukai are good in their own way. But not good enough to sell discs. Shows that sell above it are good and good at selling discs. You have to consider the market or the bonus stuff they put into those.

Dec 9, 2013 12:47 AM by 5chan

phoenixalia said:
5chan said:
^ But Kyoukai no kanata is better than all of them. It is projected to sell 5,000+ by the time it is released. Those other shows will not even make it to 3,000.



I can't believe I'm saying this but just because something sells so much, it doesn't mean the 'other shows' like Samurai Flamenco or Yowamushi Pedal aren't as good as that particular show. And vice-versa.

Besides, don't forget that KnK volume 1 has an event ticket so there will most probably be a drop of some sort for volume 2+.


It does to some kinds of people sadly, but honestly I don't care what those kind of people think really. Besides almost all the shows I really like sell terriblly cause they don't usually appeal to the core otaku audience in Japan anyway (I don't really consider myself otaku in terms of what I tend to look for yet I do enjoy anime) yet it doesn't stop me from finding enjoyment from them and not finding anything to appreciate about some of the best selling stuff out there, but of course there's always exceptions like Gundam UC, Shingeki no Kyojin, Jojo and Yamato 2199 to name a recent few that go on to be big disc sellers.

Anyway point is troll baiting or not which I think that post is, it sucks for the other people that really do base their reception and evaluation of a show off of how well it does or is projected to do in one region disc sales wise. It must be a really hollow experience.

Dec 9, 2013 12:26 AM by PeacingOut

5chan said:
^ But Kyoukai no kanata is better than all of them. It is projected to sell 5,000+ by the time it is released. Those other shows will not even make it to 3,000.



I can't believe I'm saying this but just because something sells so much, it doesn't mean the 'other shows' like Samurai Flamenco or Yowamushi Pedal aren't as good as that particular show. And vice-versa.

Besides, don't forget that KnK volume 1 has an event ticket so there will most probably be a drop of some sort for volume 2+.

Dec 9, 2013 12:24 AM by phoenixalia

5chan said:
^ But Kyoukai no kanata is better than all of them. It is projected to sell 5,000+ by the time it is released. Those other shows will not even make it to 3,000.


Stalker projections for their initial volumes (2013/12/09):
BD  DVD Total  Days to release Anime name
2,634 *,*** 2,634 15 White Album 2 (BD only)
1,817 *,819 2,626 *0 Kyousougiga
2,981 *,661 3,642 15 Gundam Build Fighters
*,*** *,*** *,*** ** Diamond no Ace (not on Stalker)
1,709 2,606 4,315 10 Yowamushi Pedal
2,879 1,414 4,293 29 Kyoukai no Kanata

I wouldn't count out WA2 reaching at least 3k, as it seems to be charting well at Gamers... where the Stalker projections are only based on the rankings at Amazon JP, amount of Nico Nico preorders and whether they are BD-BOXes (in the case of Gundam Build Fighters).

Dec 8, 2013 11:47 PM by Ejc

^ But Kyoukai no kanata is better than all of them. It is projected to sell 5,000+ by the time it is released. Those other shows will not even make it to 3,000.

Dec 8, 2013 11:20 PM by 5chan

scytheavatar said:
nagatoyuki108 said:
skudoops said:
nagatoyuki108 said:
Why is Kyoukai no Kanata so unpopular? It's easily one of the best shows this season.


To sum it up from what I've watched of it, it's pretty much all flash with zero substance.


What do you mean? While its plot isn't the best by any means, it isn't bad, either. In addition, Mirai is adorable enough that Kyoukai no Kanata would still be one of the best shows of the season even if the plot were terrible.


It's pretty much the weakest Kyoani series ever, the fact that they got a complete amateur as a director is pretty obvious and he screwed up what could have been a very good series. Like you said, it isn't bad but neither is it "the best by any means" and you haven't watch all the shows this season if you think KnK is one of the best shows this season. Best show this season is either Non Non Biyori or Kuroko no Basket S2, there are plenty of shows this season that's better too. There are also a ton of characters this season who are more adorable than Mirai.


I kind of lead more towards White Album 2, Yowamushi Pedal, Ace of Diamond, Gundam Build Fighters and Kyousougiga. All very good in their own way.

Dec 8, 2013 11:16 PM by PeacingOut