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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Dec 29 - Jan 5

by Naruleach
Jan 7, 2014 3:17 AM | 151 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Dec 29 - Jan 5

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

Blu-ray
*1. 1,942 *35,110 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.1 Mayoi Jiang-Shi Part.1
*2. 1,750 *25,884 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 2 - Hikisakareshi Yokuryuu
*3. 1,423 *44,778 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Limited Edition)
*4. 1,290 *19,302 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.7
*5. 1,213 *10,286 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.1
*6. 1,143 *13,123 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.2
*7. *,895 *12,291 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.7
*8. *,860 *13,203 Love Live! School Idol Project Kokuritsu Otonokizaka Gakuin Annai (Recap)
*9. *,853 *12,668 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers
(cut-off 853)


DVD
*1. 3,014 *,*56,853 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Limited Edition)
*2. 2,527 *,*19,583 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Regular Edition)
*3. 1,591 1,234,040 Tonari no Totoro
*4. 1,049 *,*19,481 One Piece Log Collection "Hancock" (eps.408-421)
*5. 1,031 *,*14,097 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% Vol.7
*6. 1,000 *,**6,442 Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Shinsoku no Genosect - Mewtwo Kakusei (Regular Edition)
*7. *,892 *,**8,200 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.4
*8. *,888 *,**8,115 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.3
*9. *,881 *,528,260 Majo no Takkyuubin
10. *,695 *,369,361 Mononoke Hime
11. *,679 *,**9,066 Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea
12. *,670 *,**5,899 Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum
13. *,668 *,**4,782 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Tobase! Kibou no Handkerchief
14. *,627 2,397,359 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
15. *,624 *,667,504 Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa
16. *,623 *,**5,988 New Prince of Tennis DVD FAN DISC ~be a rival and friend~
(cut-off 623)


CD Single
*7. 7,304 *41,170 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission ED "Hyouriittai" by Yuzu
*8. 6,848 481,041 Naruto: Shippuuden OP "Tsuki no Ookisa" by Nogizaka 46
11. 5,701 **8,472 Sword Art Online: Extra Edition ED "Niji no Oto" by Eir Aoi
17. 4,438 240,978 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
31. 2,371 119,113 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season OP "Kakumei Dualism" by Nana Mizuki x T.M.Revolution
35. 1,674 *56,819 Log Horizon OP "database feat. TAKUMA (10 Feet)" by MAN WITH A MISSION
41. 1,344 *23,020 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova OP "Savior of Song" by Nano
44. 1,166 *17,527 Free! Character Song (Haruka Nanase & Makoto Tachibana) "Always Here" by Nobunaga Shimazaki & Tatsuhisa Suzuki
45. 1,160 *45,877 Love Live! School Idol Project Music S.T.A.R.T!! by μ's
50. 1,057 *19,144 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai ED "Maware! Setsugetsuka" by Hitomi Harada, Ai Kayano, & Yui Ogura
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
16. 4,018 24,276 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Music Collection
19. 3,473 40,316 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Gekidan Shining "Masquerade Mirage" by Reiji Kotobuki (CV: Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (CV: Shouta Aoi), Natsuki Shinomiya (CV: Kishou Taniyama)
23. 3,278 74,458 Gintama Best 3
75. 1,438 *9,618 Kill la Kill Original Soundtrack by Hiroyuki Sawano
80. 1,301 57,215 Love Live! μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
84. 1,274 18,812 The iDOLM@STER GRE@TEST BEST! "Love & Peace!" by 765PRO ALLSTARS
(cut-off 1,274)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 151 Comments Recent Comments

I consider some characters, even new ones, in IS season 2 to be good, but for the Blu-Ray to be selling is the biggest shock I've seen in news so far.

Jan 14, 2014 4:53 PM by DGemu

I should have specified - what was looking at DVD supposed to tell us? They were very high as well.
[edit]^Disregard what I said above, it's so obvious it hurts to realize I didn't get it at first. Looking at DVDs was supposed to tell us the figma is the main attraction, just like volumes with event tickets sell more DVDs.[/edit]

By the way it tells there are quite many people willing to buy Sonico BDs - after all DVD had the same figma. Or maybe they just went "I'm already spending so much cash on it, ¥1,000 doesn't make much of a difference" :P
The fact that BD hasn't dropped yet despite being sold out proves that it wasn't your average #2 hourly rank. Well, it might as well be the case here considering what juggernaut is above it.

Jan 14, 2014 4:47 PM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
scytheavatar said:
RyanSaotome said:
Super Sonico was just solicited and its already at #3 on Amazon. I guess we know what will be the big seller of the Winter season


It's because of the Super Sonico figma that comes with it, I seriously doubt it'll last for long. Just look at all the DVD sold.
What did you mean here? Even DVD started in top10 and is now "only" #16 while BD has been #2 for last eleven hours, only behind Rebellion (which will be #1 until some concert is released :P).
But the figma editions are now sold out on amazon.

Jan 14, 2014 4:27 PM by hpulley

scytheavatar said:
RyanSaotome said:
Super Sonico was just solicited and its already at #3 on Amazon. I guess we know what will be the big seller of the Winter season


It's because of the Super Sonico figma that comes with it, I seriously doubt it'll last for long. Just look at all the DVD sold.
What did you mean here? Even DVD started in top10 and is now "only" #16 while BD has been #2 for last eleven hours, only behind Rebellion (which will be #1 until some concert is released :P).

Jan 14, 2014 3:58 PM by Progeusz

Infinite Stratos 2 had terrible NicoNico ratings yet its averaging over 20k a volume so far. Its best to ignore those

Jan 14, 2014 11:21 AM by RyanSaotome

scytheavatar said:
RyanSaotome said:
in a weak season I don't think its jumping the gun if something is that high already. Only other thing that might sell 10k is Nisekoi


Can't see Nisekoi selling 10K, reaction for it from Nico Nico seems to be extremely negative. Wake Up Girls and maybe Chuu2 have a better chance of hitting 10k.

Also, Kill la Kill sells 8788 while Kyoukai Kanata hits 5394.

If Nisekoi won't reach 10k because of the Nico Nico ratings, then neither will Wake Up Girls.


No idea how many people on NicoNico buy anime though.

Jan 14, 2014 8:48 AM by rederoin

scytheavatar said:
How many copies of that swimsuit Sonico Figma are they making anyway? Can't see them actually making anywhere close to 10k of it considering the price, a ridiculous ¥ 12600 yen for Figma and BD.
This is the advantage of advance pre-orders! It doesn't come out until March so they can likely make as many as needed unless it truly becomes a Limited Edition and pre-orders run out.

Jan 14, 2014 4:09 AM by hpulley

How many copies of that swimsuit Sonico Figma are they making anyway? Can't see them actually making anywhere close to 10k of it considering the price, a ridiculous ¥ 12600 yen for Figma and BD.

Jan 14, 2014 2:39 AM by scytheavatar

^ We need to have a new thread for this week's sales.


Good marketing by Nitroplus. I never thought including a sonico figma in the bluray would have such a good reception it is beating the Madoka movie every hour. This should break 10k. Chuunibyou ren will not be lonely anymore!

Jan 14, 2014 1:52 AM by volare1

Kaisoshin-sama, where are you? Look, KnK has only sold 5.4k even with an event ticket. Volume 2+ will only do about 3.5-4k probably.

Jan 14, 2014 1:38 AM by phoenixalia

RyanSaotome said:
in a weak season I don't think its jumping the gun if something is that high already. Only other thing that might sell 10k is Nisekoi


Can't see Nisekoi selling 10K, reaction for it from Nico Nico seems to be extremely negative. Wake Up Girls and maybe Chuu2 have a better chance of hitting 10k.

Also, Kill la Kill sells 8788 while Kyoukai Kanata hits 5394.

Jan 14, 2014 1:11 AM by scytheavatar

in a weak season I don't think its jumping the gun if something is that high already. Only other thing that might sell 10k is Nisekoi

Jan 14, 2014 1:03 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
Super Sonico was just solicited and its already at #3 on Amazon. I guess we know what will be the big seller of the Winter season


It's because of the Super Sonico figma that comes with it, I seriously doubt it'll last for long. Just look at all the DVD sold.

Jan 14, 2014 12:57 AM by scytheavatar

Super Sonico was just solicited and its already at #3 on Amazon. I guess we know what will be the big seller of the Winter season

Jan 14, 2014 12:53 AM by RyanSaotome

volare1 said:
I also thought it might be just trolls trying to ruin everybody's motivation to buy it because I as well find nothing unusual about the extras and the pricing.
Zvezda boost! Loli power. To go beyond chuu2koi ren just like that is amazing. Now the question is will it outrank chuu2koi on stalker for the rest of the season or not. And the actual sales of course.


With the caveat that it is super-early, yeah, that was an exciting start both to the show and to the preorder rankings. Especially since it would probably be slightly higher if not for the limited editions with and without the Venera standy splitting things up.

Jan 12, 2014 5:18 AM by Torisunanohokori

Kill La Kill was a long way above Kyoukai no Kanata on prerelease day (which, remember, probably accounts for half or more of the first week's sales for just about every release), and still above it for Blu-Rays on release day. You might not be surprised if KnK beats KLK but I would be VERY surprised. KnK will likely get the higher DVD figure, though, but that's not really a shock.

Jan 12, 2014 3:54 AM by kuuderes_shadow

jmal said:
volare1 said:
I think the extras is what made it unbelievable. The soundtrack bonus in particular from what I've read. They've been saying that you're paying an additional 4,000 yen for a soundtrack CD.

I have a feeling whoever is telling you about this "reaction" is blowing a couple reactions on the internet way out of proportion, or projecting their own feelings onto what they read.

I also thought it might be just trolls trying to ruin everybody's motivation to buy it because I as well find nothing unusual about the extras and the pricing.
Zvezda boost! Loli power. To go beyond chuu2koi ren just like that is amazing. Now the question is will it outrank chuu2koi on stalker for the rest of the season or not. And the actual sales of course.
Dailies for this day has also been uploaded. To think kyoukai will outrank kill la kill during these week is amazing as well. Good store boost and KENN magic I assume? I would not be surprised if it is above kill la kill when the numbers come out. I hope the new symphogear volume will be steady as usual. Gotta put more budget in dat season 3 :)

Jan 12, 2014 3:03 AM by volare1

Diabolik Lovers is DVD only too IIRC.

Jan 12, 2014 1:05 AM by hpulley

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Looks like pretty much ecchi comedy and idol stuff followed by niche stuff followed by sci-fi action with Noragami as the sole outlier. See this trend continues to bother me, I know people think I'm being butthurt and what not but its really worrying as a long time fan of the lattermost genre who isn't particularly big on the former. And I know its not that any of these shows look like particularly big hits so much as I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that the sci-fi action stuff is doing that much worse. Maybe its just a bad season to be releasing that sort of thing considering how shows airing in winter tend to fare I don't know. Its possible the intended audience for this show is looking past Winter to Spring to spend its money. Like honestly I don't get it, its hard not to feel like Japan is sending a message of hard rejection for everything I enjoy about anime and embracing that which I am least interested in any season that isn't spring. Of course this only applies to Television since I'm well aware of stuff like Gundam UC, Yamato etc that was really well received and supported by fans.


Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio is sci-fi action and was one of the bestsellers last season. Japan certainly do support sci-fi action, they just don't support mediocre, badly written ones. Buddy Complex looks like a bad Terminator ripoff ATM so I fail to understand why the Japanese have an obligation to support it.

Jan 11, 2014 8:59 PM by scytheavatar

Nice one, k_s.

Hahalollawl said:


Instead of highlighting buddy complex, maybe kuuderes_shadow should highlight "utterly unrepresentative and statistically insignificant method".
I'm willing to bet you missed his point.


Kaioshin_Sama said:
Well I know that Sunrise Studio 8 hasn't had a show that has bombed in ages so history is sort of working in its favor, but I just have this feeling that after Gundam Age, Gundam BF and Valvrave all pretty much bombing that Japan has tuned out Sunrise original mecha series somehow. Again not OVAs and movies, but TV series. It'd certainly be a welcome turn of events of they could get at least one to become a hit, but if Studio 8 can't make it happen right now I don't think anyone can really.
The concept of Sunrise possibly making two not-so-good shows with a pretty decent show between them seems incomprehensible to you, eh? After all they're THE Sunrise and people are obliged to buy their shows in huge amounts no matter what they are or else you'll cry about conspiracy theories? Pretty arrogant. Also ironic. And hypocritical.
When other studio have hit a year, flop a year, everything is fine but it's outrageous for Sunrise to go with three not-hits (VVV definitely isn't a flop, understand this already, also AGE and BF surely make up for low sales with merchandise) in a row even if they have best selling OVA of all time and sub-studio dishing out 20k sellers like it's nothing? And yeah, YOU and YOUR studio are discriminated, oh so poor souls.

Jan 11, 2014 2:17 PM by Progeusz