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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jan 27 - Feb 2

by tsubasalover
Feb 4, 2014 1:26 AM | 117 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for January 27th - February 2nd

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

Blu-ray
*1. 12,437 12,437 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.7 Limited Edition
*2. 11,092 11,092 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.3
*3. *8,671 *8,671 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.1
*4. *8,140 *8,140 Little Busters: Refrain Vol.1 Limited Edition
*5. *7,159 *7,159 Non Non Biyori Vol.2
*6. *6,650 *6,650 High School DxD New Vol.5
*7. *5,306 *5,306 Kiniro Mosaic Vol.5
*8. *5,240 *5,240 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Blu-ray Box Vol.2
*9. *5,166 *5,166 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Vol.5
10. *4,511 *4,511 Strike the Blood Vol.1 Limited Edition

11. *3,603 *3,603 Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation Vol.5
12. *3,225 *3,225 Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS Vol.5 Limited Edition
13. *3,185 *3,185 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.2
14. *3,137 36,100 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.2 Mayoi Jiangshi Part 2
(cut-off 3,137)


DVD
*1. 8,581 *,**8,581 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.1
*2. 3,089 *,**3,089 Tiger & Bunny DVD-BOX
*3. 2,902 *,**2,902 Brothers Conflict Vol.6 Limited Edition
*4. 2,765 *,**2,765 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.3
*5. 2,077 *,**2,077 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Vol.7
*6. 1,846 *,**1,846 High School DxD New Vol.5
*7. 1,561 *,**1,561 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.1 Limited Edition
*8. 1,101 *,**1,101 Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation Vol.6 Limited Edition
*9. 1,072 *,**1,072 Strike the Blood Vol.1 Limited Edition
10. *,852 *,**3,866 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.2
11. *,835 *,***,835 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.2
12. *,807 *,**3,372 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.1
13. *,721 *,***,721 Log Horizon Vol.1
14. *,710 *,***,710 Danball Senki Wars Vol.4
15. *,708 *,***,708 Non Non Biyori Vol.2
16. *,705 *,***,705 Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2nd Season Vol.11
17. *,694 *,***,694 Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS Vol.5 Limited Edition
18. *,687 *,**4,602 Monogatari Series: Second Season Kabukimonogatari Vol.2 Mayoi Jiangshi Part 2
19. *,675 *,*23,491 Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Regular Edition
20. *,669 1,237,101 Tonari no Totoro
21. *,657 *,***,657 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Vol.5
22. *,622 *,***,622 Freezing Vibration Vol.2
23. *,620 *,***,620 Tokyo Ravens Vol.2 Limited Edition
24. *,597 *,***,597 Gundam Build Fighters Vol.2
(cut-off 597)


CD Single
*4. 36,925 *36,925 Love Live! School Idol Project/ "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ’s
*6. 27,827 *27,827 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e Theme Song "M@STERPIECE" by 765PRO ALLSTARS
*7. 20,986 *20,986 Nisekoi OP "CLICK" by ClariS
13. 12,705 *12,705 Saikin, Chotto Imouto no Yousu ga Okaishiinda ga. ED "Charming Do!" by Yui Ogura
16. *6,598 **6,598 Miss Monochrome OP "Poker Face" by Miss Monochrome (CV: Yui Horie)
17. *6,142 **6,142 Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. OP "Kyou ni Koiiro" by May'n
19. *6,005 **6,005 Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda ED "Visumania" by Aoi Yuuki
20. *5,894 **5,894 Tokyo Ravens OP "~Outgrow~" by Gero
21. *5,498 **5,498 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren OP "VOICE" by ZAQ
22. *5,486 **5,486 Sakura Trick OP/ED "Won(*3*)Chu KissMe!/Kiss(and)Love" by SAKURA*TRICK
26. *4,458 **4,458 Strike the Blood OP "Fight 4 Real" by ALTIMA
27. *4,377 **4,377 Noragami OP "Goya no Machiawase" by Hello Sleepwalkers
30. *3,136 **3,136 Space☆Dandy ED "X Jigen e Youkoso" by Etsuko Yakushimaru
32. *2,969 504,919 Naruto: Shippuuden OP "Tsuki no Ookisa" by Nogizaka 46
37. *2,461 **9,172 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)
58. *1,311 **3,913 Seitokai Yakuindomo* OP "Hanasaku☆Saikyou Legend Days" by Triple Booking
61. *1,285 247,971 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
66. *1,157 *49,651 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission ED "Hyouriittai" by Yuzu
69. *1,085 129,489 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! "RPG" by Sekai no Owari
(cut-off 1,000)


CD Album
*2. 35,711 *,*35,711 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Gekidan Shining "Tenka Muteki no Shinobi Michi" by Otoiya Ittoki (CV: Takuma Terashima), Masato Hijirikawa (CV: Kenichi Suzumura), Syo Kurusu (CV: Hiro Shimono), Cecil Aijima (CV: Kousuke Toriumi)
*6. 14,991 *,*14,991 Eir Aoi "AUBE" by Eir Aoi
*9. 10,721 *,*10,721 May’n "NEW WORLD" by May’n
14. *7,624 *,**7,624 The iDOLM@STER LIVE THEATER PERFORMANCE 10 by Takane Shinjou (CV: Yumi Hara),Umi Takahashi (CV: Reina Ueda),Matsuri Tokugawa (CV: Ayaka Suwa),Miya Miyao (CV: Choucho Kiritani)
16. *7,189 *,**7,189 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon The 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute by Various Artists
27. *3,172 *,**3,172 Diabolik Lovers DoS Kyuuketsu CD More, Blood Vol. 10 Reiji CV: Katsuyuki Konishi by Reiji Sakamaki (CV: Katsuyuki Konishi)
51. *1,700 *,**1,700 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Original Drama Series Vol.6 feat. Kanzashi Sarashiki ~Mou Ichido, Kokuhaku wo~ by Kanzashi Sarashiki (CV: Suzuko Mimori)
55. *1,619 *,**8,282 FictionJunction "elemental" by FictionJunciton
54. *1,642 *,**1,642 Kato*Fuku (Emiri Kato & Kaori Fukuhara) "with" by Kato*Fuku (Emiri Kato & Kaori Fukuhara)
87. *1,057 *,*79,982 Gintama Best 3
93. *1,023 *,**1,023 White Album 2 Original Soundtrack
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 117 Comments Recent Comments

Whats that rubbish???

Feb 11, 2014 11:41 PM by Deccan012

hpulley said:
RyanSaotome said:
Love Live vol 4 and 6 just jumped into the top #75 on Amazon... is there any specific reason for that? Seems really random
They just had two days of concerts at the Saitama Super Dome. Next concerts announced. New key visuals for season two are out... other than that, not much...


Does anyone who knows how to read Japanese tell me what the hell happened in the concert? Apparently according to yaraon something happened that's making a lot of love live fans not happy.

Feb 11, 2014 6:43 AM by scytheavatar

rederoin said:
I'll be posting them again tommorow, but I looked at some of the amazon stalker estimations of winter 2014.

3.4k -> 7.8k Hoozuki no Reitetsu
5.2k -> 5.7k Sonico(includes a figma!)
6.2k -> 5.2k Chuu2 S2
3k -> 5.1k Witchcraft works
---------------5k--------------------
3.5k -> 4.2k Noragami
3.2k -> 4k Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
3.5k -> 3.3k Tesagure! Bukatsumono encore
3.9k -> 3.8k Saki S2
2.7k -> 3.8k SyD*
4k -> 3k Nisekoi
---------------3k---------------------
3.3k -> 2.4k Nourin
3.1k -> 2.4k Maken-ki S2
2.5k -> 2.3k Tonari no Seki-kun
3.2k -> 2.2k Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
3.1k -> 2.2k Sakura Trick
2.2k -> 2.2k Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga
1.2k -> 2.1k Space dandy
2.6k -> 2.1k Hamatora
???? -> 1.8k Nobunaga the fool
1.8k -> 1.8k Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
???? -> 1.7k Wake up, girls!
1.4k -> 1.7k D-frag
1.1k -> 1.1k Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil
0.3k -> 1k Nobugagun
0.9k -> 0.8k Pupa
0.9k -> 0.7k Mahou Sensou
0.9k -> 0.8k Buddy Complex
0.3k -> 0.6k Z/X Ignition


If anybody is interested in Symbv's analysis, he will be doing it somewhere else. Not sure when, but i'll post a link to it when he does.
i hope noragami really does do fine, it deserves it, especially since i dont think bones has had a successful show in a few years, space dandy sales prediction is a bit better than i was expecting but it will still likley bomb which is a shame, though ill be pissed if nobunaga seriously sells better than it, im enjoying ntf but its a trainwreck of massive proportions that doesnt deserve to even pass the 1K mark, its only entertainment value is how bad it is

Feb 11, 2014 5:20 AM by JizzyHitler

RyanSaotome said:
Love Live vol 4 and 6 just jumped into the top #75 on Amazon... is there any specific reason for that? Seems really random
They just had two days of concerts at the Saitama Super Dome. Next concerts announced. New key visuals for season two are out... other than that, not much...

Feb 10, 2014 7:53 PM by hpulley

Love Live vol 4 and 6 just jumped into the top #75 on Amazon... is there any specific reason for that? Seems really random

Feb 10, 2014 7:03 PM by RyanSaotome

Torisunanohokori said:
Laciie said:
Can someone explain to me what the deal is with this guy? I've heard several people say things similar but I don't understand where it comes from.


Basically, he has a history of making controverisal statements and calling out people in public in ways he probably shouldn't. Though he hasn't really generated an easily satirized quote in the past 2 years (to my knowledge), he [in]famously declared that Fractale would save a dying anime industry prior to the season where Madoka came out.

Other highlights:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=75405
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=100359
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=282144
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=302346
Ah I see. That's some pretty unprofessional behaviour... thank you!

Feb 10, 2014 4:02 PM by Laciie

Laciie said:
Can someone explain to me what the deal is with this guy? I've heard several people say things similar but I don't understand where it comes from.


Basically, he has a history of making controverisal statements and calling out people in public in ways he probably shouldn't. Though he hasn't really generated an easily satirized quote in the past 2 years (to my knowledge), he [in]famously declared that Fractale would save a dying anime industry prior to the season where Madoka came out.

Other highlights:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=75405
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=100359
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=282144
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=302346

Feb 10, 2014 2:05 PM by Torisunanohokori

scytheavatar said:
Why the heck is WUG not selling something that's sad? Series was doomed the moment Yamakan signed on, he carries so much baggage that I think it's better for him to leave the anime industry forever. Because any series with his name attached is guaranteed not to be taken seriously by anyone.


Can someone explain to me what the deal is with this guy? I've heard several people say things similar but I don't understand where it comes from.

rederoin said:
I'll be posting them again tommorow, but I looked at some of the amazon stalker estimations of winter 2014.

3.4k -> 7.8k Hoozuki no Reitetsu
5.2k -> 5.7k Sonico(includes a figma!)
6.2k -> 5.2k Chuu2 S2
3k -> 5.1k Witchcraft works
---------------5k--------------------
3.5k -> 4.2k Noragami
3.2k -> 4k Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
3.5k -> 3.3k Tesagure! Bukatsumono encore
3.9k -> 3.8k Saki S2
2.7k -> 3.8k SyD*
4k -> 3k Nisekoi
---------------3k---------------------
3.3k -> 2.4k Nourin
3.1k -> 2.4k Maken-ki S2
2.5k -> 2.3k Tonari no Seki-kun
3.2k -> 2.2k Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
3.1k -> 2.2k Sakura Trick
2.2k -> 2.2k Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga
1.2k -> 2.1k Space dandy
2.6k -> 2.1k Hamatora
???? -> 1.8k Nobunaga the fool
1.8k -> 1.8k Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
???? -> 1.7k Wake up, girls!
1.4k -> 1.7k D-frag
1.1k -> 1.1k Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil
0.3k -> 1k Nobugagun
0.9k -> 0.8k Pupa
0.9k -> 0.7k Mahou Sensou
0.9k -> 0.8k Buddy Complex
0.3k -> 0.6k Z/X Ignition


If anybody is interested in Symbv's analysis, he will be doing it somewhere else. Not sure when, but i'll post a link to it when he does.


Everything looks pretty dismal, but I'm glad WCW, Hoozuki, Mikakunin and Noragami look like they'll fare okay.

Feb 10, 2014 12:45 PM by Laciie

hpulley said:
rederoin said:
I'll be posting them again tommorow, but I looked at some of the amazon stalker estimations of winter 2014:
...
5.2k -> 5.4k Sonico(includes a Bluray!)
...
I fixed that for you LOL

Makes me wonder, will it have a bigger drop than Uta Pri S2?

Feb 10, 2014 12:30 PM by rederoin

rederoin said:
I'll be posting them again tommorow, but I looked at some of the amazon stalker estimations of winter 2014 figmas:
...
5.2k -> 5.4k Sonico(includes a Bluray or DVD!)
...
I fixed that for you LOL

Feb 10, 2014 12:25 PM by hpulley

I'll be posting them again tommorow, but I looked at some of the amazon stalker estimations of winter 2014.

3.4k -> 7.8k Hoozuki no Reitetsu
5.2k -> 5.7k Sonico(includes a figma!)
6.2k -> 5.2k Chuu2 S2
3k -> 5.1k Witchcraft works
---------------5k--------------------
3.5k -> 4.2k Noragami
3.2k -> 4k Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
3.5k -> 3.3k Tesagure! Bukatsumono encore
3.9k -> 3.8k Saki S2
2.7k -> 3.8k SyD*
4k -> 3k Nisekoi
---------------3k---------------------
3.3k -> 2.4k Nourin
3.1k -> 2.4k Maken-ki S2
2.5k -> 2.3k Tonari no Seki-kun
3.2k -> 2.2k Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
3.1k -> 2.2k Sakura Trick
2.2k -> 2.2k Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga
1.2k -> 2.1k Space dandy
2.6k -> 2.1k Hamatora
???? -> 1.8k Nobunaga the fool
1.8k -> 1.8k Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
???? -> 1.7k Wake up, girls!
1.4k -> 1.7k D-frag
1.1k -> 1.1k Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil
0.3k -> 1k Nobugagun
0.9k -> 0.8k Pupa
0.9k -> 0.7k Mahou Sensou
0.9k -> 0.8k Buddy Complex
0.3k -> 0.6k Z/X Ignition


If anybody is interested in Symbv's analysis, he will be doing it somewhere else. Not sure when, but i'll post a link to it when he does.

Feb 10, 2014 12:07 PM by rederoin

*8. *5,240 *5,240 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Blu-ray Box Vol.2
wouldn't mind watching it

Feb 10, 2014 11:01 AM by Mr_Gutts

scytheavatar said:
Series was doomed the moment Yamakan signed on, he carries so much baggage that I think it's better for him to leave the anime industry forever. Because any series with his name attached is guaranteed not to be taken seriously by anyone.


Regardless of whether or not he's directing anime, he's still one of the head executives at Ultra Super Pictures, which did pretty well last season between KLK and Arpeggio of Blue Steel.

Unless there's some specific bit of proof that crowds of people aren't buying the TV show to spite him, I think it's much more plausible that aspects of the show itself made it into one of the ~50-60% of shows that most people didn't want to spend 30,000 yen on. By all accounts, he did fairly above-board PR for WUG.

Feb 10, 2014 9:45 AM by Torisunanohokori

I'm willing to forgive some poor sakuga in the TV anime but if I get disc one and it isn't improved then I will be disappointed. Usually I give the fast paced development of the weekly TV shows the benefit of doubt due to their schedule. Usually shows will fix stuff up later, though not always. Even shows like Little Busters! have left some glaring problems on the Blurays.

Feb 10, 2014 8:18 AM by hpulley

Usually I don't think the Japanese anime fans are that shallow but for Yamakan... perhaps they really do hold a grudge. But it is a bit odd, super cheap or not, that the movie may sell 5K copies and yet the series may then struggle to get 1.5K. He worked on both after all...

Feb 10, 2014 8:15 AM by hpulley

Why the heck is WUG not selling something that's sad? Series was doomed the moment Yamakan signed on, he carries so much baggage that I think it's better for him to leave the anime industry forever. Because any series with his name attached is guaranteed not to be taken seriously by anyone.

Feb 10, 2014 7:34 AM by scytheavatar

WUG movie has dropped which is too bad and v1 is nowhere, very sad. Season needs a buildup to some happy episodes to end it off or else it wil be a failure.

Happy for WCW though.

Feb 10, 2014 1:48 AM by hpulley

Wow great boost for WCW. Almost all volumes on the top 100. Really good stuff.
Dandy on the 300 spots again. Mikakunin high on the 60s.
I'm looking forward for a 5k WUG movie sales also. Hopefully. Stalker's estimate for patema shrinking is kinda heartbreaking for me...hoping it climbs on the ranks.

Feb 9, 2014 8:12 PM by volare1

tsubasalover said:

17. *6,142 **6,142 Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. OP "Kyou ni Koiiro" by May'n


Oh and I guess this sold okay huh? I kinda like this song, it's pretty catchy. Though I guess I should expect nothing less from May'n. The anime's not bad either in my opinion (from what I've seen so far).

Feb 9, 2014 7:57 PM by Hahalollawl

There are a few new songs and new versions but most of them are also in the game. Not surprising since the anime was a very close adaptation of the game's introductory chapter which is completely linear (no choices). So not much that's completely new so if you either have the game (which has a music player mode for all the songs as you unlock them) or the game OST then you are covered for the most part. Hence 1K sales.

And Rena's album is also full of songs from elsewhere for the most part, some updated versions and it is SACD which Fix Records seems to have resurrected.

There are some vocal versions that have never been released so I hope the vocal album next month includes them. But it is preordered already even though 5/12 of the tracks already listed are new, the other 7 I have already. 14 other tracks are as yet unlisted and I hope they include the piano, guitar and vocal version of WHITE ALBUM which has so far not yet been released.
jmal said:
hpulley said:
I bought Rena Uehara's Emergence album too even though it is half WA2 songs. It is SACD so it sounds better than the OP/ED/IS CD I bought last fall but it really is a bit silly of me to buy the same songs over and over... except for the support factor I guess. Rena's album must have been under 1K, it was on the daily rankings but then either it didn't show up or people forgot to include it even though it contains many anime songs.

It ranked 107th and sold 899 copies.
Thanks! I couldn't find the album thread on 2ch this week.

Feb 7, 2014 10:54 AM by hpulley