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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Dec 23 - 29

by Snow
Jan 5, 2014 9:40 AM | 75 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Dec 23rd - 29th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 33,168 33,168 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.1 Mayoi Jiang-Shi Part.1
*2. 24,134 24,134 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 2 - Hikisakareshi Yokuryuu
*3. 18,012 18,012 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.7
*4. 13,519 13,519 Macross Frontier Zentora Sakari Blu-ray Box
*5. 12,598 12,598 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.6
*6. 12,343 12,343 Love Live! School Idol Project Kokuritsu Otonokizaka Gakuin Annai (Recap)
*7. 11,980 11,980 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.2
*8. 11,815 11,815 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers
*9. 11,396 11,396 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.7
10. 10,393 10,393 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Blu-ray Box
11. *9,472 *9,472 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny HD Remaster Box Vol.3
12. *9,073 *9,073 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.1
13. *7,546 *7,546 Non Non Biyori Vol.1
14. *6,659 *6,659 High School DxD New Vol.4
(cut-off 6,659)


DVD
*1. 13,066 *,*13,066 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.7
*2. *7,391 *,*53,839 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Limited Edition
*3. *5,365 *,**5,365 New Prince of Tennis DVD FAN DISC ~be a rival and friend~
*4. *4,765 *,*17,056 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Regular Edition
*5. *4,136 *,**4,136 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.1 Mayoi Jiang-Shi Part.1
*6. *3,653 *,*18,432 One Piece Log Collection "Hancock" (eps.408-421)
*7. *3,028 *,**3,028 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.2
*8. *3,018 *,**3,018 Brothers Conflict Vol.5
*9. *2,983 *,**2,983 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers
11. *2,682 *,**2,682 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 2 - Hikisakareshi Yokuryuu
13. *2,117 *,**2,117 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.6
15. *2,012 1,232,449 Tonari no Totoro
16. *1,914 *,*14,054 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.6
17. *1,874 *,**1,874 High School DxD New Vol.4
18. *1,712 *,**7,308 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.4
19. *1,699 *,**5,442 Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Shinsoku no Genosect - Mewtwo Kakusei Regular Edition
20. *1,678 *,**7,227 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.3
21. *1,612 *,**1,612 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.7
22. *1,608 *,**1,608 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.4
23. *1,423 *,**1,423 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.1
25. *1,371 *,**4,524 Nameko-ke no Ichizoku Vol.1
28. *1,080 *,527,379 Majo no Takkyuubin
29. *1,058 *,**1,058 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.7
30. *1,050 *,**1,050 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.1
(cut-off 1,050)


CD Single
*4. 33,866 *33,866 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission ED "Hyouriittai" by Yuzu
*7. 16,579 474,193 Naruto: Shippuuden OP "Tsuki no Ookisa" by Nogizaka 46
12. *9,710 **9,710 Hanakappa OP "PAN-PAKA-PAN!" from "We're GEM" by GEM
23. *3,425 *36,112 Pokemon XY OP "V (Volt)" by Yusuke
27. *3,030 *16,361 Free! Character Song (Haruka Nanase & Makoto Tachibana) "Always Here" by Nobunaga Shimazaki & Tatsuhisa Suzuki
28. *2,969 236,540 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
31. *2,771 **2,771 Sword Art Online: Extra Edition ED "Niji no Oto" by Eir Aoi
37. *2,263 **2,263 Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene ED "Niji no Yakusoku" by Mikako Komatsu
39. *1,924 **3,975 Aikatsu! 2 Insert Song "Cool Mode"(Idol Katsudou (Rock Ver.)) by Waka, Fuuri, Yuna & Sunao from STAR☆ANIS
46. *1,317 **9,698 Monogatari Series: Second Season ED "snowdrop" by Luna Haruna x Marina Kawano
47 *1,305 *18,087 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai ED "Maware! Setsugetsuka" by Hitomi Harada, Ai Kayano, & Yui Ogura
48. *1,232 *21,676 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova OP "Savior of Song" by Nano
49. *1,169 *44,717 Love Live! School Idol Project Music S.T.A.R.T!! by μ's
54. *1,070 116,742 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season OP "Kakumei Dualism" by Nana Mizuki x T.M.Revolution
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*2. 36,843 36,843 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Gekidan Shining "Masquerade Mirage" by Reiji Kotobuki (CV: Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (CV: Shouta Aoi), Natsuki Shinomiya (CV: Kishou Taniyama)
*5. 20,258 20,258 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Music Collection
15. *8,180 *8,180 Kill la Kill OST by Hiroyuki Sawano
25. *5,887 *5,887 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! The IdolM@STER Live The@ter Performance 09 by Ritsuko Akizuki (CV: Naomi Wakabayashi), Hinata Kinoshita (CV: Nao Tamura), Minako Satake (CV: Eri Oozeki), Arisa Matsuda (CV: Rie Murakawa)
26. *4,416 71,180 Gintama Best 3
30. *3,793 *3,793 Diabolik Lovers Do-S Kyuuketsu CD: More, Blood Vol.09 Shuu Sakamaki (CV: Kousuke Toriumi)
40. *3,010 17,538 The iDOLM@STER GRE@TEST BEST! "Love & Peace!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS
50. *2,515 *2,515 Shirokuma Cafe Music Best
85. *1,618 19,452 Sazae-san OST
(cut-off 1,356)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 75 Comments Recent Comments

*2. 24,134 24,134 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 2 - Hikisakareshi Yokuryuu

I wonder if i will have to wait til next year for the third one

Jan 7, 2014 6:30 AM by Mr_Gutts

Comparing Arpeggio to IS. -_\\\

I wonder, than we'll get a full data?

Jan 7, 2014 3:46 AM by Nachtwandler_21

thepath said:
I only watched 2 or 3 episodes of Arpeggio and dropped it,. In my opinion it doesn't deserve high sales unless it gets way better in later episodes.


It does get way better in the later episodes, although ultimately it's a series like IS which you watch for the characters rather than for the plot so it's probably not for little kids.

Jan 6, 2014 8:31 PM by scytheavatar

I tip my hat to you Arpeggio.

Jan 6, 2014 6:12 PM by Layfonkun

Xinception said:
RyanSaotome said:
Xinception said:
RyanSaotome said:
Overall, I'm really glad to see that Infinite Stratos 2 didn't have anywhere near the drop Stalker was calling for it. I still feel confident in it maintaining a 16-18k average and should be top show of the season.


Kuroko Basuke said hi.


Thats on pace to sell about 13k. It would need to be grossly underestimated to beat IS2, and its not doing the same kinda rankings on Animate the first season did.


Never underestimate the fujoshis.
And the fact that they buy from storefront much more heavily than other titles so Stalker tends to underestimate Kuroko's Basuke quite badly.

Jan 6, 2014 6:11 PM by hpulley

RyanSaotome said:
Xinception said:
RyanSaotome said:
Overall, I'm really glad to see that Infinite Stratos 2 didn't have anywhere near the drop Stalker was calling for it. I still feel confident in it maintaining a 16-18k average and should be top show of the season.


Kuroko Basuke said hi.


Thats on pace to sell about 13k. It would need to be grossly underestimated to beat IS2, and its not doing the same kinda rankings on Animate the first season did.


Never underestimate the fujoshis.

Jan 6, 2014 6:07 PM by Xinception

Xinception said:
RyanSaotome said:
Overall, I'm really glad to see that Infinite Stratos 2 didn't have anywhere near the drop Stalker was calling for it. I still feel confident in it maintaining a 16-18k average and should be top show of the season.


Kuroko Basuke said hi.


Thats on pace to sell about 13k. It would need to be grossly underestimated to beat IS2, and its not doing the same kinda rankings on Animate the first season did.

Jan 6, 2014 5:36 PM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
Overall, I'm really glad to see that Infinite Stratos 2 didn't have anywhere near the drop Stalker was calling for it. I still feel confident in it maintaining a 16-18k average and should be top show of the season.


Kuroko Basuke said hi.

Jan 6, 2014 2:28 PM by Xinception

Overall, I'm really glad to see that Infinite Stratos 2 didn't have anywhere near the drop Stalker was calling for it. I still feel confident in it maintaining a 16-18k average and should be top show of the season.

Jan 6, 2014 12:11 PM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:

The normal anime casual American mindset seems to be that shows full of cute girls = for girls, and shows full of manly guys = for guys. How little do they know...


How little indeed...

Jan 6, 2014 10:56 AM by phoenixalia

jmal said:
thepath said:
I didn't watch Non Non Biyori but judging from the pictures from MAL, this anime looks very childish. Maybe it is good anime for young children, but I might be wrong

It's always amusing to read things like this. The target audience for Non Non Biyori is roughly 18-35 males. The manga runs in Monthly Comic Alive, a seinen anthology. The anime airs after midnight like any other late night anime. It is not and never was aimed at children.


The normal anime casual American mindset seems to be that shows full of cute girls = for girls, and shows full of manly guys = for guys. How little do they know...

Jan 6, 2014 8:34 AM by RyanSaotome

thepath said:
I didn't watch Non Non Biyori but judging from the pictures from MAL, this anime looks very childish. Maybe it is good anime for young children, but I might be wrong

It's always amusing to read things like this. The target audience for Non Non Biyori is roughly 18-35 males. The manga runs in Monthly Comic Alive, a seinen anthology. The anime airs after midnight like any other late night anime. It is not and never was aimed at children.

Jan 6, 2014 7:29 AM by jmal

hpulley said:


So that's a couple of fairly significant underestimations but I'd say both of those shows picked up a lot of late momentum, difficult for Stalker to predict that so early on.

Well, NNB was estimated 6.5k in its final week. And during its last week, it also got its biggest boost. So it was no surprise it was underestimated, since stalker stopped adding points during its release week.

Jan 6, 2014 7:14 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:

edit :
Here are a few estimates from 1 month after autumn started.
5.5k Non Non biyori -> Sold 8.3k-8.5k~ first week(just a rough estimate on the DVD's).
6.5k Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio -> Sold 10k first week.

So they can be rather far off. But its possible to know that won't flop.
That turns out to be a very good estimate of NNB v1 DVD as we now know it was between 874 (Uncut Edition of the Live-action Drama "When a Man Falls in Love") and 900... well done, 8K get for NNB v1!!! Thanks to jmal's detective work to find the mysterious #131 below NNB v1 at #129 we know what it is.

So that's a couple of fairly significant underestimations but I'd say both of those shows picked up a lot of late momentum, difficult for Stalker to predict that so early on.

Jan 6, 2014 7:11 AM by hpulley

Bakemontari/monogatari series are crap. Most overrated anime of all time. Aside from hot looking chicks there is noting good about it. The anime is about boring long dialogues that I could not understand. I was bored to death when I was trying to watch it.

I only watched 2 or 3 episodes of Arpeggio and dropped it,. In my opinion it doesn't deserve high sales unless it gets way better in later episodes.

I didn't watch Non Non Biyori but judging from the pictures from MAL, this anime looks very childish. Maybe it is good anime for young children, but I might be wrong

Jan 6, 2014 7:02 AM by thepath

xchee said:
jmal said:
It won't be higher than v1. v1 came with an event ticket and stuff. The question is just how much it'll drop - hopefully not much.
Ahh that makes sense. Hopefully doesn't drop too much. But wouldn't it be weird to buy volume 1 and not complete it? I know it happens for a lot of other titles but...*scratches head*

Buying v1 and not the rest is a lot more common than skipping v1 and only buying v2 or v6 or v10 or whatever. A lot of people start buying a show, then later:
1. realize they can't afford it (anime is super expensive), or
2. start buying another show later on they like more, or
3. do buy it all, but hold off on buying other discs until much later, when it's been out long enough that it's no longer making the weekly rankings.

Or they may only buy v1 purely for bonuses like the event ticket and such and never intended to buy the rest. Occasionally volumes other than v1 have bonuses like that too, so it is possible they'd buy a later volume and now v1 if v1 doesn't have the bonus. But usually it's v1 with those bonuses.

Jan 6, 2014 5:50 AM by jmal

*1. 33,168 33,168 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.1 Mayoi Jiang-Shi Part.1


This is awesome :3

Seeing Hunter x Hunter: Last Mission CD on that list really makes me curious about the soundtrack now. A few more months till BD's I guess. Nice to see Idolmaster and Kill la Kill up there as well.

Jan 6, 2014 4:01 AM by Stark700

volare1 said:
The domination of monsters university in the anime charts has been really great (Even the dailies of this day it is still dominating). The ones who are actually putting up a fight is just madoka, monogatari and geass and shingeki.
While I'm not complaining, hopefully this year we will have something like madoka or monogatari tier sales for bluray to keep up with THE pixars and disneys and ghiblis.
Just a bit sad to see pixar shows consistent at 2/3/4 while the supposed big sellers last year where just 5-20th place below.

Btw dailies....will be relying on ejc to translate since I'm lazy.
BD
2 モンスター
12 ギアス
13 傾
16 シュガーラッシュ
17 銀魂
20 もののけ

DVD
5 メカクシティ
8 μ's

Monstas (University one assumes)
Giasu (Code Geass)
Kabuki (monogatari 1)
Sugar Rush (Wreck it Ralph Japanese title)
Gintama
Mononoke

Mekaku City V's
μ's (likely 3rd anniversary concert, probably not fandisc)

Jan 6, 2014 3:17 AM by hpulley

The domination of monsters university in the anime charts has been really great (Even the dailies of this day it is still dominating). The ones who are actually putting up a fight is just madoka, monogatari and geass and shingeki.
While I'm not complaining, hopefully this year we will have something like madoka or monogatari tier sales for bluray to keep up with THE pixars and disneys and ghiblis.
Just a bit sad to see pixar shows consistent at 2/3/4 while the supposed big sellers last year where just 5-20th place below.

Btw dailies....will be relying on ejc to translate since I'm lazy.
BD
2 モンスター
12 ギアス
13 傾
16 シュガーラッシュ
17 銀魂
20 もののけ

DVD
5 メカクシティ
8 μ's

Jan 6, 2014 2:09 AM by volare1

jmal said:
xchee said:
DYNAMITE! So glad to see NNB neko-punching its way in the chart. Volume 1 contains episode 1 and 2 right? Now I'm excited to see the sales for volume 2 with the legendary episode 4 in it.

It won't be higher than v1. v1 came with an event ticket and stuff. The question is just how much it'll drop - hopefully not much.

Ahh that makes sense. Hopefully doesn't drop too much. But wouldn't it be weird to buy volume 1 and not complete it? I know it happens for a lot of other titles but...*scratches head*

Jan 6, 2014 1:23 AM by xchee