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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jan 20 - 26

by tsubasalover
Jan 28, 2014 1:30 AM | 113 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for Jan 20th - 26th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 32,963 32,963 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.2 Mayoi Jiangshi Part 2
*2. 11,086 11,086 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.8
*3. *5,572 *5,572 Gatchaman Crowds Blu-ray Box
*4. *3,019 *3,019 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season Vol.2
*5. *2,888 *2,888 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince Vol.8
*6. *2,749 *2,749 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.2
*7. *2,592 25,240 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.7
*8. *2,169 *2,169 Teekyuu 3
*9. *1,877 *1,877 Servant x Service Vol.6
(cut-off 1,877)


DVD
*1. 3,915 *,**3,915 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.2 Mayoi Jiangshi Part 2
*2. 3,014 *,**3,014 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.2
*3. 2,565 *,**2,565 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.1
*4. 1,590 *,**1,590 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.5
*5. 1,575 *,**1,575 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol.8
*6. 1,560 *,*10,387 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.7
*7. 1,064 *,**1,064 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season Vol.2
*8. *,930 *,***,930 Gatchaman Crowds DVD Box
*9. *,751 *,***,751 Servant x Service Vol.6
10. *,701 *,***,701 Gin no Saji Vol.5
11. *,688 *,*22,816 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Regular Edition
12. *,663 1,236,432 Tonari no Totoro
13. *,608 *,*59,932 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Limited Edition
14. *,500 *,**6,077 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Tobase! Kibou no Handkerchief
15. *,449 *,***,449 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince Vol.8
16. *,363 *,**9,534 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.4
17. *,347 *,529,606 Majo no Takkyuubin
18. *,345 *,***,345 Detective Conan Part 22 Vol.1
19. *,336 *,**9,427 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.3
20. *,320 *,***,885 Short Peace
(cut-off 320)


CD Single
12. 6,711 **6,711 Nourin ED & Inserted Song "Cordless☆Dere☆PHONE/Mogitate ♥ Fruit Girls" Yuka Kusakabe (CV: Yukari Tamura), Ringo Kinoshita (CV: Yukari Tamura) and Minori Nakazawa (CV: Kana Hanazawa)
13. 5,786 501,950 Naruto: Shippuuden OP "Tsuki no Ookisa" by Nogizaka 46
24. 2,602 **2,602 Seitokai Yakuindomo* OP "Hanasaku☆Saikyou Legend Days" by Triple Booking
33. 2,005 *11,064 Free! Character Song Duet Series Vol.2 "Summer High Tension☆" by Nagisa Hazuki (CV: Tsubasa Yonaga) & Rei Ryuugazaki (CV: Daisuke Hirakawa)
34. 1,990 **1,990 Saki: Zenkoku-hen OP "New SPARKS!" by Miyuki Hashimoto
43. 1,552 *48,494 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission ED "Hyouriittai" by Yuzu
48. 1,419 246,686 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
52. 1,345 **1,345 Witch Craft Works OP "divine intervention" by fhána
66. 1,039 *12,286 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Character Song Duet Series Vol.7 "Ultimate Zone" by Taiga Kagami (CV: Yuuki Ono) & Daiki Aomine (CV: Junichi Suwabe)
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
12. 6,663 *6,663 FictionJunction "elemental" by FictionJunciton
31. 2,624 *2,624 Love Live! School Idol Project Radio CD "μ's Kouhoubu ~ NikoRinBana~ Vol.2" by Sora Tokui, Riho Iida, Yurika Kubo, etc.
53. 1,411 *1,411 Tonari no Seki-kun Theme Songs CD (OP and ED + Inserted Song)
61. 1,185 78,925 Gintama Best 3
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 113 Comments Recent Comments

WCW up to #56, looks like awesome episode #5 may have been a sales turning point for it! Still not sure I can buy it due to some art and animation choices but the music is really good, buying that for sure.

Feb 3, 2014 2:45 PM by hpulley

Xinception said:
Yay, Sakura Trick is going up again! Well, I'll still keep my fingers crossed.

Keep in mind, the difference in daily points, going by Stalker's point (aka sales) estimate, is very small at those ranges.

If you rank 400th for a day on BD, Stalker estimates that as about 27 sales.
If you rank 800th for a day on BD, Stalker estimates that as about 17 sales.

So while ranking 400th every day will net significantly more sales over a long period of time, swinging between 400th and 800th for a short period of time is completely negligible.

Basically, you want to be ranking top 200 or at least top 300 at all times. If not, you better hope you're storefront heavy and/or are also selling a lot of DVDs too.

Feb 3, 2014 2:11 PM by jmal

Yay, Sakura Trick is going up again! Well, I'll still keep my fingers crossed.

Feb 3, 2014 2:05 PM by Xinception

volare1 said:
Witchcraft works big boost. Hopefully it stays on 60-100th spot until release.


58th spot on stalker right now c:

Feb 3, 2014 9:03 AM by NemuriNezumi

jmal said:
Edrahil said:
One question regarding Log Horizon: I remember reading something about Log Horizon airing on a govermental-funded Channel. Is that correct and if it is, does that mean, that in this particular case sales are not/not as important as usual for the series and it's success? Or is it just a coinicidence, that has no deeper effects?

Right, DVD/BD sales don't really matter for Log Horizon, but nobody ever turns down money, so half decent sales would still be cool to see.
i hear the bigger issues is theres going to be some very adult themes and darker imagry/themes the story takes from where season 2 would pick up that may hold back another lh season

Feb 3, 2014 7:28 AM by JizzyHitler

Edrahil said:
One question regarding Log Horizon: I remember reading something about Log Horizon airing on a govermental-funded Channel. Is that correct and if it is, does that mean, that in this particular case sales are not/not as important as usual for the series and it's success? Or is it just a coinicidence, that has no deeper effects?

Right, DVD/BD sales don't really matter for Log Horizon, but nobody ever turns down money, so half decent sales would still be cool to see.

Feb 3, 2014 7:21 AM by jmal

Sakura Trick is down to 850#


;_;

scytheavatar said:
Edrahil said:
jmal said:
Log Horizon probably isn't doing as poorly as the ranking might make it look but I'll be really happy if it hits its 3k+1k estimates.


One question regarding Log Horizon: I remember reading something about Log Horizon airing on a govermental-funded Channel. Is that correct and if it is, does that mean, that in this particular case sales are not/not as important as usual for the series and it's success? Or is it just a coinicidence, that has no deeper effects?


It's shown on NHK, which funded 3 seasons of Phi Brain despite them all being sales flop IIRC.

And 6 seasons of Major, and 3 seasons of Bakuman, and 2 seasons of Letter Bee.

It kinda gives me hope for a 2nd season of Gaint killing during the world cup.

Feb 3, 2014 5:54 AM by rederoin

thanks for share the post with us.

Feb 3, 2014 3:21 AM by meetbhardwaj

Edrahil said:
jmal said:
Log Horizon probably isn't doing as poorly as the ranking might make it look but I'll be really happy if it hits its 3k+1k estimates.


One question regarding Log Horizon: I remember reading something about Log Horizon airing on a govermental-funded Channel. Is that correct and if it is, does that mean, that in this particular case sales are not/not as important as usual for the series and it's success? Or is it just a coinicidence, that has no deeper effects?


It's shown on NHK, which funded 3 seasons of Phi Brain despite them all being sales flop IIRC.

Feb 2, 2014 10:55 PM by scytheavatar

jmal said:
Log Horizon probably isn't doing as poorly as the ranking might make it look but I'll be really happy if it hits its 3k+1k estimates.


One question regarding Log Horizon: I remember reading something about Log Horizon airing on a govermental-funded Channel. Is that correct and if it is, does that mean, that in this particular case sales are not/not as important as usual for the series and it's success? Or is it just a coinicidence, that has no deeper effects?

Feb 2, 2014 10:45 PM by Edrahil

I hope we get more sales for NagiAsu go go go! And yay for Natsume Yuujinchou high up in stalker (its nearly release date) :D

Feb 2, 2014 7:24 PM by mistress_kisara

volare1 said:
Witchcraft works big boost. Hopefully it stays on 60-100th spot until release. I'm hoping for more Hoozuki pre-orders from niconico as well. Lastly I hope for good storefronts from other title and late boosts. This season need some sales!


Hoozuki has my rootings for this season's top seller. Seriously, Gintama in hell? Why wouldn't you like that?

Also Mikakunin (Mashiro is this season's renge :P), SYD and Sakura Trick.

Feb 2, 2014 6:10 PM by Xinception

Witchcraft works big boost. Hopefully it stays on 60-100th spot until release. I'm hoping for more Hoozuki pre-orders from niconico as well. Lastly I hope for good storefronts from other title and late boosts. This season need some sales!

Feb 2, 2014 3:46 PM by volare1

That's completely rid-- ...Oh god just nevermind, I need to get away from this conversation before all my brain cells commit suicide.

So here, have some daily rankings everyone!
http://www3.atchs.jp/test/read.cgi/urisure/1358138212/384

It looks like what was expected earlier in the week is holding. Kurobas a little ahead of LitBus which is a little ahead of Non Non, which should be significantly ahead of StB, speaking strictly of BD. For DVD, Kurobas will be the only one with big sales there, as expected. Log Horizon probably isn't doing as poorly as the ranking might make it look but I'll be really happy if it hits its 3k+1k estimates.

Feb 2, 2014 10:08 AM by jmal

In my opinion, the best kind of yuri is stuff like Fate/Nanoha. They're really good friends and there are certainly strong hints that there is more to it then just being friends, but its not so blatant and obvious that their love turns into fetish material. I would have lost respect for Seven Arcs if they threw in unneeded make out scenes, even if that stuff did happen behind the scenes.

Feb 2, 2014 10:04 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
Well I dunno, I view yuri as a more pure thing, while when you have a guy involved it'll naturally be more perverted. When you have a girl acting like a hormone filled teen guy and wanting to make out with other girls its a turn off.

And that's exactly the sort of mindset that severely limits and does such profound damage to the place of yuri in fiction and the stories it can tell. But OH WELL. This mindset will die out one day, it's just clearly going to take more time. So pretty much any sales Sakura Trick makes are a step in the right direction in fighting this.

Feb 2, 2014 9:56 AM by jmal

Laciie said:
RyanSaotome said:
Well I dunno, I view yuri as a more pure thing, while when you have a guy involved it'll naturally be more perverted. When you have a girl acting like a hormone filled teen guy and wanting to make out with other girls its a turn off.


I actually can't believe I'm reading this. All you're doing is just stereotyping. Yuri doesn't have to be 'pure' or whatever. God forbid that in lesbian relationships two girls would want to make out with each other just like a straight relationship!


thats fine if you think that, but anime is fantasy. I will like what I like and don't have to worry about it being realistic.

Feb 2, 2014 9:55 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
Well I dunno, I view yuri as a more pure thing, while when you have a guy involved it'll naturally be more perverted. When you have a girl acting like a hormone filled teen guy and wanting to make out with other girls its a turn off.


I actually can't believe I'm reading this. All you're doing is just stereotyping. Yuri doesn't have to be 'pure' or whatever. God forbid that in lesbian relationships two girls would want to make out with each other just like a straight relationship! There is obviously no way that girls can be sexually driven, right.

Feb 2, 2014 9:54 AM by Laciie

Well I dunno, I view yuri as a more pure thing, while when you have a guy involved it'll naturally be more perverted. When you have a girl acting like a hormone filled teen guy and wanting to make out with other girls its a turn off.

Feb 2, 2014 9:49 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
To Love ru doesn't have Rito going out of his way to make out with girls every episode. If it was like that probably wouldn't like it either.

Yeah he just gets crotches and tits in his face every episode. Truly it's subtlety defined. Please.

Feb 2, 2014 9:46 AM by jmal