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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Dec 2 - Dec 8

by tsubasalover
Dec 10, 2013 2:30 AM | 199 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Dec 2nd - Dec 8th

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

Blu-ray
1. 13,466 13,466 Free! Vol.4
2. 12,397 12,397 Mononoke Hime
3. *8,717 *8,717 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.6
4. *6,008 *6,008 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G: In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music... Vol.3
5. *4,055 *4,055 Kill Me Baby Blu-ray Box
6. *1,886 38,600 Monogatari Series: Second Season Nekomonogatari (Shiro) Vol.2 Tsubasa Tiger 2 of 2
7. *1,859 *1,859 Neko no Ongaeshi/Ghiblies Ep.2
8. *1,854 16,041 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.6
9. *1,647 *1,647 Pokemon: The Origin
(cut-off 1,647)


DVD
*1. 8,042 *,**8,042 Free! Vol.4
*2. 2,164 *,**2,164 Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum
*3. 1,801 *,**1,801 One Piece 15th Season Gyojintou-hen Vol.13
*4. 1,691 *,**1,691 One Piece 15th Season Gyojintou-hen Vol.14
*5. 1,673 *,**1,673 Aikatsu! Vol.7
*6. 1,592 *,**1,592 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.6
*7. 1,476 *,**5,728 Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea Regular Edition
*8. 1,468 1,226,159 Tonari no Totoro
*9. 1,455 *,**8,922 Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea Limited Edition
10. 1,420 *,*11,411 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.6
11. 1,150 *,**1,150 Toriko Movie: Bishokushin no Special Menu
12. *,901 *,***,901 Naruto: Shippuuden Ninkai Taisen - Kanata kara no Kougekisha Vol.4
13. *,867 *,***,867 Pokemon: The Origin
14. *,723 *,**3,161 One Piece: Episode of Merry - Mou Hitori no Nakama no Monogatari Limited Edition
15. *,660 *,524,103 Majo no Takkyuubin
16. *,625 *,***,625 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G: In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music... Vol.3
17. *,571 *,***,571 YanYan Machiko Vol.3
18. *,566 *,**1,975 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan Movie Premiere Celebration Edition
19. *,547 *,366,652 Mononoke Hime
20. *,543 *,*12,039 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.5
21. *,502 *,**5,824 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!!
(cut-off 502)


CD Single
*5. 28,290 423,417 Naruto: Shippuuden OP "Tsuki no Ookisa" by Nogizaka 46
*6. 25,813 *25,813 Pokemon XY OP "V (Volt)" by Yusuke
*7. 16,074 *16,074 Detective Conan ED “Ima Aitakute…” by DAIGO
24. *3,928 **3,928 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta ED “Tsukiyomi” by phatmans after school
27. *3,685 *40,443 Love Live! School Idol Project Music S.T.A.R.T!! by μ's
29. *3,254 *13,161 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai ED "Maware! Setsugetsuka" by Hitomi Harada, Ai Kayano, & Yui Ogura
31. *3,113 **3,113 Meganebu! ED “Colorful World” by Tomohisa Sako
42. *1,869 **1,869 Samurai Flamenco ED "Date TIME" by Mineral Miracle Muse
43. *1,808 *10,445 Kuroko no Basket Character Song (Makoto Hanamiya) "Mad Breaker" by Jun Fukuyama
49. *1,649 *10,497 Kuroko no Basket Character Song (Tatsuya Himuro) "Ready Fight!!" by Kishou Taniyama
51. *1,517 *54,824 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari ED "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" by Kalafina
52. *1,507 **9,993 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic ED "Eden" by Aqua Timez
55. *1,409 230,810 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
56. *1,375 113,170 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season OP "Kakumei Dualism" by Nana Mizuki x T.M.Revolution
57. *1,370 **9,354 Detective Conan OP "Butterfly Core" by VALSHE
59. *1,356 *67,023 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Theme Song "Colorful" by ClariS
69. *1,142 **4,866 Kyoukai no Kanata ED "Daisy" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
71. *1,128 **7,931 Strike the Blood ED "Strike my soul" by Yuka Iguchi
72. *1,123 *,*16,306 Kill la Kill OP "Sirius" by Eir Aoi
79. *1,019 *,*19,480 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta OP "Sakura no Ato (all quartets lead to the ?)" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
11. 11,907 11,907 Sazae-san OST
16. *8,769 55,638 Gintama Best 3
26. *5,454 *5,454 New Prince of Tennis Bunta Marui Character Song Album “Bun Bun A La Carte” by Naozumi Takahashi
87. *1,307 27,302 Yukari Tamura "Rasen no Kajitsu" by Yukari Tamura
91. *1,228 19,447 The iDOLM@STER 765Pro AllStars+ Gre@test Best! -Cool & Bitter!-
94. *1,136 *3,999 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta Character Song CD & OST "Sakura Shinbachi no Narashigata."
(cut-off 1,025)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 199 Comments Recent Comments

Ejc said:
mistress_kisara said:
hpulley said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Or maybe they couldn't afford to buy the whole series but wanted to buy a couple of volumes, and chose the ones with event tickets in them?
While possible, unless they are going to pay the EXTRA EXPENSE of actually buying tickets to those events, there is no reason to do that. Remember that these are just lottery tickets, front of the line access but you still have to buy the actual event admittance on top of this. If they can afford to buy the tickets to the Starish events then it is a choice they are making, do I buy 4 discs or do I buy two plus two concert tickets???

Well whatever reason the buyers have THEY STILL bought it..a win win situation for both parties..
mistress_kisara said:
hpulley said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Or maybe they couldn't afford to buy the whole series but wanted to buy a couple of volumes, and chose the ones with event tickets in them?
While possible, unless they are going to pay the EXTRA EXPENSE of actually buying tickets to those events, there is no reason to do that. Remember that these are just lottery tickets, front of the line access but you still have to buy the actual event admittance on top of this. If they can afford to buy the tickets to the Starish events then it is a choice they are making, do I buy 4 discs or do I buy two plus two concert tickets???

Well whatever reason the buyers have THEY STILL bought it..a win win situation for both parties..


Not a win win situation for all the buyers of volume 1. I heard from symbv months ago, that the venue where the Starish concert will be held, can only seat 17K people (probably a few thousand more can stand or something, idk?). This means that there are thousands of females who are now stuck with the BD/DVD, which they weren't going to buy in the first place (since the other volumes only sold 24~28k, and assuming that multiple priority ticket codes aren't allowed).

I'm pretty sure most of them know the risks involved, and 20K is no joke that already compelled them to make season3

Dec 19, 2013 7:17 AM by mistress_kisara

mistress_kisara said:
hpulley said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Or maybe they couldn't afford to buy the whole series but wanted to buy a couple of volumes, and chose the ones with event tickets in them?
While possible, unless they are going to pay the EXTRA EXPENSE of actually buying tickets to those events, there is no reason to do that. Remember that these are just lottery tickets, front of the line access but you still have to buy the actual event admittance on top of this. If they can afford to buy the tickets to the Starish events then it is a choice they are making, do I buy 4 discs or do I buy two plus two concert tickets???

Well whatever reason the buyers have THEY STILL bought it..a win win situation for both parties..
Indeed and it is what the industry is all about these days, the production committees bring together many different parties with cross marketing and cross licensing between books, anime discs, music discs, concerts, games, other merchandise. They hope the game tie-in not only increases the sales of a SnK volume but might also introduce some anime buyers to start buying Nitroplus games. OVAs with novels and manga attempt to get anime-only watchers to start reading the books and then more books from that publisher in general as they include advertising leaflets for other series in the books as well. It is what makes it so complicated to answer the questions, "Did anime X make money? Did it break even? Were the committee members happy? All of them? Some of them? Will they make more of that series? More like that?"

Dec 19, 2013 7:10 AM by hpulley

mistress_kisara said:
hpulley said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Or maybe they couldn't afford to buy the whole series but wanted to buy a couple of volumes, and chose the ones with event tickets in them?
While possible, unless they are going to pay the EXTRA EXPENSE of actually buying tickets to those events, there is no reason to do that. Remember that these are just lottery tickets, front of the line access but you still have to buy the actual event admittance on top of this. If they can afford to buy the tickets to the Starish events then it is a choice they are making, do I buy 4 discs or do I buy two plus two concert tickets???

Well whatever reason the buyers have THEY STILL bought it..a win win situation for both parties..


Not a win win situation for all the buyers of volume 1. I heard from symbv months ago, that the venue where the Starish concert will be held, can only seat 17K people (probably a few thousand more can stand or something, idk?). This means that there are thousands of females who were stuck with the BD/DVD, who weren't going to buy it in the first place (since the other volumes only sold 24~28k, and assuming that multiple priority ticket codes aren't allowed).

Dec 19, 2013 7:04 AM by Ejc

hpulley said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Or maybe they couldn't afford to buy the whole series but wanted to buy a couple of volumes, and chose the ones with event tickets in them?
While possible, unless they are going to pay the EXTRA EXPENSE of actually buying tickets to those events, there is no reason to do that. Remember that these are just lottery tickets, front of the line access but you still have to buy the actual event admittance on top of this. If they can afford to buy the tickets to the Starish events then it is a choice they are making, do I buy 4 discs or do I buy two plus two concert tickets???

Well whatever reason the buyers have THEY STILL bought it..a win win situation for both parties..

Dec 19, 2013 6:54 AM by mistress_kisara

kuuderes_shadow said:
Or maybe they couldn't afford to buy the whole series but wanted to buy a couple of volumes, and chose the ones with event tickets in them?
While possible, unless they are going to pay the EXTRA EXPENSE of actually buying tickets to those events, there is no reason to do that. Remember that these are just lottery tickets, front of the line access but you still have to buy the actual event admittance on top of this. If they can afford to buy the tickets to the Starish events then it is a choice they are making, do I buy 4 discs or do I buy two plus two concert tickets???

Dec 19, 2013 6:22 AM by hpulley

Or maybe they couldn't afford to buy the whole series but wanted to buy a couple of volumes, and chose the ones with event tickets in them?

Dec 19, 2013 6:18 AM by kuuderes_shadow

volare1 said:
mistress_kisara said:
hpulley said:
DVD sales high for an event ticket where they toss that disc in the trash after they get the ticket out.

C'mon now that's totally exaggerated

I think it varies. You got this types that buy two copies for safekeeping and watching, you got some that buy just for the extras and resell the discs at places like amazon and yahoo auctions and many others types.
In the end buyers and producers both win. They got what they want.
If you are going to resell on eBay then Bluray might be a better choice. While toss in the trash may be an exaggeration, the extra buyers of event-ticket volumes don't care enough to buy the rest of the discs so they really don't care about owning them and may not bother to watch them. eBay, trash, give it to a friend, who knows but they don't value the anime very highly if they only buy volumes 1 and 7 because they have event tickets.

Dec 19, 2013 6:16 AM by hpulley

mistress_kisara said:
hpulley said:
DVD sales high for an event ticket where they toss that disc in the trash after they get the ticket out.

C'mon now that's totally exaggerated

I think it varies. You got this types that buy two copies for safekeeping and watching, you got some that buy just for the extras and resell the discs at places like amazon and yahoo auctions and many others types.
In the end buyers and producers both win. They got what they want.

Dec 19, 2013 6:12 AM by volare1

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Can anyone tell me if there is any first volume disc that has anywhere near the current set of stalker points that Kyokai no Kanata had or is to predicted to get with this latest massive boost? I mean it's not looking THAT strong by regular standards, but everything else is just doing so horrendously poorly this season that it might still end up being the top seller just cause everything else did so abysmally bad for some inexplicable reason. If that's the kind of scenario that had to happen in order to make it a possibility then I guess the whole anime industry really does revolve around Kyoani.

Are you really still saying that? I mean come on..

KnK won't even reach the top 6 of this season, it even dropped out of the top 100 again. Meanwhile Arpeggio and NNB spend a large part of this season inside the top 100. And KnB and IS had really strong early rankings.

Dec 19, 2013 5:48 AM by rederoin

hpulley said:
DVD sales high for an event ticket where they toss that disc in the trash after they get the ticket out.

C'mon now that's totally exaggerated

Dec 19, 2013 5:37 AM by mistress_kisara

hpulley said:

Of course it is all about the bonuses though I hesitate to call the LB!R EX episodes bonuses, at ¥9800/volume you are certainly paying extra for them!


My opinion is that its an extra because we didn't get to see EX on TV or other places. If EX was broadcasted before the bluray release then it is not an extra. You're right on about the extra price, though.
But hey, whatever suits you.

Dec 19, 2013 5:32 AM by volare1

hpulley said:
volare1 said:
It probably will be third in the long run. The EX bonus is probably enough to have consistent sales.
Kyoukai will probably ain't gonna beat Tamako unless they put good extras on the next volumes.
It is another extras and bonus contest for these shows.

Of course it is all about the bonuses though I hesitate to call the LB!R EX episodes bonuses, at ¥9800/volume you are certainly paying extra for them!

True though, people need more than just the show episodes now. Shows without good bonuses generally don't sell well. Look at OreGairu novel/no novel numbers, SnK volumes go up and down depending on the bonus, DVD sales high for an event ticket where they toss that disc in the trash after they get the ticket out.

Bonuses are not really bonuses now, they are required for good sales. I think it is a sales predictor we can use now.


Wait are you serious about that "toss that disc in the trash" part? Will people really pay that much for an event ticket? How much are those worth then, and if they're so valuable do they eat a lot into the sellers' profits when included?

But yeah, I have a feeling the extras will be key to the industry sales going forward in terms of sales. If you had the option of raising the price and including something extra or keeping it lower and not including it, you probably go with the former right?

Dec 19, 2013 4:54 AM by Hahalollawl

volare1 said:
It probably will be third in the long run. The EX bonus is probably enough to have consistent sales.
Kyoukai will probably ain't gonna beat Tamako unless they put good extras on the next volumes.
It is another extras and bonus contest for these shows.

Of course it is all about the bonuses though I hesitate to call the LB!R EX episodes bonuses, at ¥9800/volume you are certainly paying extra for them!

True though, people need more than just the show episodes now. Shows without good bonuses generally don't sell well. Look at OreGairu novel/no novel numbers, SnK volumes go up and down depending on the bonus, DVD sales high for an event ticket where they toss that disc in the trash after they get the ticket out.

Bonuses are not really bonuses now, they are required for good sales. I think it is a sales predictor we can use now.

Dec 19, 2013 2:12 AM by hpulley

kuuderes_shadow said:
Ejc said:
with Little Busters! ~Refrain~ most likely #3.


Only if stalker is wildly out. Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio is currently miles above LB:R, and KLK and NNB are both comfortably above it too.

AHnA 7.6k
KLK 7k
NNB 6.3k
LB:R 5.8k


Yes, but stalker predictions don't account for everything such as storefront effects. 1st season of LB! had a moderate storefront effect at Gamers/softmap (7,207 Stalker vs 10,115 Oricon 1st week). With the EX bonus as mentioned by volare1, LB! ~Refrain~ could sell around the same as LB! (reducing the usual sequel drop), or slightly higher in the best case scenario (if the higher priced volumes don't dampen some of the sales).

I'd forgotten about Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio, but that could potentially beat LB! ~Refrain~, since it also seems to have a moderate storefront effect at Gamers as I can see. As much as I want to see Non Non Biyori selling 10k+, I think it'd sell around KinMosa level or slightly higher.

Dec 19, 2013 12:54 AM by Ejc

It probably will be third in the long run. The EX bonus is probably enough to have consistent sales.
Kyoukai will probably ain't gonna beat Tamako unless they put good extras on the next volumes.
It is another extras and bonus contest for these shows.

Dec 19, 2013 12:27 AM by volare1

Ejc said:
with Little Busters! ~Refrain~ most likely #3.


Only if stalker is wildly out. Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio is currently miles above LB:R, and KLK and NNB are both comfortably above it too.

AHnA 7.6k
KLK 7k
NNB 6.3k
LB:R 5.8k

Dec 19, 2013 12:20 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Kaioshin_Sama said:
I mean it's not looking THAT strong by regular standards, but everything else is just doing so horrendously poorly this season that it might still end up being the top seller just cause everything else did so abysmally bad for some inexplicable reason.


Kyoukai no Kanata will probably sell slightly above Tamako level. So basically no chance it'll be the Top Seller this season. The top sellers will be Infinite Stratos 2 and KuroBas... with Little Busters! ~Refrain~ most likely #3.

Dec 18, 2013 8:44 PM by Ejc

Can anyone tell me if there is any first volume disc that has anywhere near the current set of stalker points that Kyokai no Kanata had or is to predicted to get with this latest massive boost? I mean it's not looking THAT strong by regular standards, but everything else is just doing so horrendously poorly this season that it might still end up being the top seller just cause everything else did so abysmally bad for some inexplicable reason. If that's the kind of scenario that had to happen in order to make it a possibility then I guess the whole anime industry really does revolve around Kyoani.

Dec 18, 2013 8:01 PM by PeacingOut

Good boost for Kyoukai. The last episode boost kind of worked. Let's see if it can stay within the top100 until sale date.
Yowamushi pedals also staying strong so I guess we might see Kyoukai doing the same.
Madoka has surpassed K-on's recorded gross last night as well. Highest grossing late night anime.
Let's see if it can now beat K-on again on disc sales once the movie comes out on bluray. Kind of wished Eva was a late night anime so it could join the fun.

Dec 18, 2013 6:41 PM by volare1

jmal said:
I feel like I need to bust out the old "two wrongs don't make a right" but what am I, your mother, and are you five years old? And don't ever compare me to you. I don't respond to negative comments about things I like by going on an obsessive multi-year multi-forum crusade to shit on other things other people like.

It's like if I stole someone's car, then then stopped by to try to commiserate with them over how much it sucks to have your car stolen, and was taken aback when they didn't exactly feel a sense of camaraderie.

Reality has exited, stage right. A long time ago.


Whoever said anything about camaraderie, just that our circumstances aren't as different as you think. You seem to be willing to come to terms with your current milleu or at least operate under the pretense of it while I'm having none of it since it doesn't particularly suit my outlook. Anyway I get the sense there's no love lost here so moving on.....

I like Thanglong's points again here, it's good bridge argument that sort of summarizes the ideas being brought up in this thread while avoiding the bitterness.

Dec 18, 2013 4:21 PM by PeacingOut