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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Mar 3 - 9

by tsubasalover
Mar 11, 2014 2:55 AM | 57 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for March 3rd - 9th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 24,546 24,546 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie Limited Edition
*2. 11,224 11,224 K-On! Blu-ray Box Limited Edition
*3. *9,368 *9,368 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.3
*4. *6,805 *6,805 Kill la Kill Vol.3 Limited Edition
*5. *6,733 *6,733 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G: In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music... Vol.6 Limited Edition
*6. *2,845 *2,845 Kyoukai no Kanata Vol.3
*7. *2,386 *2,386 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie Limited Special Edition
*8. *2,115 33,853 Monogatari Series: Second Season Otorimonogatari Vol.1 Nadeko Medusa Part.1 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,115)


DVD
*1. 4,977 *,**4,977 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie Limited Edition
*2. 2,508 *,**2,508 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie Regular Edition
*3. 1,311 *,**1,311 One Piece 16th Season "Punk Hazard" Vol.5
*4. 1,303 *,**1,303 One Piece 16th Season "Punk Hazard" Vol.6
*5. 1,101 *,**1,101 Kill la Kill Vol.3 Limited Edition
*6. 1,043 *,**8,806 Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu Limited Edition
*7. 1,037 *,**6,389 Captain Harlock
*8. *,991 *,***,991 Naruto: Shippuuden "Ninkai Taisen - Sasuke to Itachi" Vol.1
*9. *,963 *,***,963 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.3
10. *,879 *,*28,050 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi (1976) DVD-BOX Vol.1
11. *,859 *,***,859 Kyoukai no Kanata Vol.3
12. *,755 *,***,755 Senki Zesshou Symphogear G: In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music... Vol.6 Limited Edition
13. *,700 1,240,318 Tonari no Totoro
14. *,593 *,***,593 Aikatsu! 2nd Season Vol.1
15. *,495 *,*13,192 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi (1976) DVD-BOX Vol.2
16. *,489 *,531,945 Majo no Takkyuubin
17. *,483 *,**2,892 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.2 Limited Edition
18. *,460 *,**9,905 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.2
19. *,454 *,**3,851 Hetalia: The Beautiful World Extra Disc
20. *,435 *,*10,923 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.8
(cut-off 435)


CD Single
11. 6,715 *6,715 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Character Song Solo Series Vol. 16 "Rifujin ni" by Atsushi Murasakibara (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)
13. 6,609 *6,609 Happiness Charge Precure! OP/ED "WOW!! Happiness Charge Precure!/Precure Memory" by Sayaka Yanaka/Hitomi Yoshida
14. 5,947 *5,947 Hoozuki no Reitetsu ED "Parallax View" by Sumire Uesaka
15. 5,869 *5,869 Kill la Kill OP "ambiguous" by GARNiDeLiA
17. 5,561 *5,561 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Character Song Solo Series Vol.15 "QUICK START" by Ryou Sakurai (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki)
25. 3,741 25,848 Hoozuki no Reitetsu OP "Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars
27. 3,448 *3,448 Kill la Kill ED "Shinsekai Koukyougaku" by Sayonara Ponytail
29. 3,230 *3,230 Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil OP "JUSTITIA" by Lia
32. 2,716 *2,716 D-Frag! ED "Minna no Namae wo Irete Kudasai" by Roka Shibasaki (CV: Kana Hanazawa), Takao (CV: Shizuka Itou) & Funabori (CV: Aki Toyosaki)
34. 2,669 71,386 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
40. 2,109 10,839 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season ED "FANTASTIC TUNE" by Kensho Ono
48. 1,575 *1,575 Hamatora the Animation OP FLAT by livetune adding Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei)
49. 1,560 14,969 Gin no Saji 2nd Season ED "Oto no Naru Hou e→" by Goose house
56. 1,474 *8,352 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei ED "Masshiro World" by Mikakuning!
57. 1,429 *9,252 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei OP "Tomadoi→Recipe" by Mikakuning!
60. 1,331 *4,464 D-Frag! OP "Stalemate!" by IOSYS jk Girls
61. 1,300 *8,475 Nobunaga the Fool OP "FOOL THE WORLD" by Minori Chihara
64. 1,215 43,319 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e Theme Song "M@STERPIECE" by 765PRO ALLSTARS
66. 1,091 *7,889 Wake Up, Girls! OP "7 Girls War" by Wake Up, Girls!
71. *,981 22,569 Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. ED & Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda OP "SAVED./Be mine!" by Maaya Sakamoto
74. *,943 *4,229 Buddy Complex OP "UNISONIA" by TRUE
79. *,907 11,243 Witch Craft Works ED "Witch☆Activity" by KMM Dan [Tanpopo Kuraishi (CV: Shiori Izawa), Tsurupeta (CV: Momo Asakura), Twintail (CV: Shiina Natsukawa), Gantai (CV: Yuuko Iida), and Deko (CV: Natsumi Hioka)]
80. *,902 31,979 Nisekoi OP "CLICK" by ClariS
82. *,851 11,304 Noragami OP "Goya no Machiawase" by Hello Sleepwalkers
84. *,832 *6,672 Wake Up, Girls! ED "Kotonoha Aoba" by Wake Up, Girls!
87. *,816 *4,379 Aikatsu! 2nd Season IN "Sexy Style (Kira-pata-shining)" buy Sunao, Yuna, Remi, Waka from STA☆ANIS
89. *,787 20,849 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season OP "Hengen Jizai no Magical Star " by GRANRODEO
93. *,712 *7,957 Mahou Sensou ED "Born to be" by Nano
99. *,670 *2,316 Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu ED "Soukyuu no Hata" by Aika Yoshioka
(cut-off 670)


CD Album
*3. 26,823 *26,823 Aki Angela "Tapestry of Songs - The Best of Angela Aki" by Angela Aki
*4. 22,710 173,641 Yuzu "Shin Sekai" by Yuzu
*6. 12,378 *12,378 DAIGO "Daigold" by DAIGO
31. *4,411 *47,234 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Gekidan Shining "JOKER TRAP" by Ranmaru Kurosaki (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Camus (CV: Tomoaki Maeno), Tokiya Ichinose (CV: Mamoru Miyano), Ren Jinguuji (CV: Junichi Suwabe)
76. *1,392 **1,392 Samurai Flamenco ED "Koidama Cholesterol" by Mineral★Miracle★Muse
79. *1,320 **1,320 Aika Yoshioka "Aika's Best ~Sakurairo~" by Aika Yoshioka
81. *1,271 **1,271 Aika Yoshioka "Aika's Best ~Sorairo~" by Aika Yoshioka
94. *1,072 **8,896 ViViD "The Pendulum" by ViViD
(cut-off 1,000)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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The v2(/3) drops for winter 2014 tv anime.

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The Sonico drop just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Mar 17, 2014 1:19 PM by rederoin

scytheavatar said:
RyanSaotome said:
They're both hugely popular Shonen Jump sports manga that are big in the Comiket circles. I don't see why you'd expect Haikyu to not sell well, its got everything going for it that Kuroko did as well.


Haikyu is a lot more realistic and less flashy than Kuroko. More in the vein of YowaPedal than Kuroko, those who like Haikyu praise it precisely for how it's more a Sports anime than the DBZ Basketball that Kuroko is. But because of it I seriously think Haikyu is more likely to pull off the 6k+ numbers YowaPedal had than the Kuroko numbers because it's not the type of badass Bishie filled series that can get fangirls going nuts over.


But most of the fans of Kuroko and Yowapeda likes Haikyuu as well, I think its possible to pull off a 10K+ its one of the most anticipated shows (at least for the ladies) this winter ^_^

Mar 16, 2014 11:23 PM by mistress_kisara

RyanSaotome said:
They're both hugely popular Shonen Jump sports manga that are big in the Comiket circles. I don't see why you'd expect Haikyu to not sell well, its got everything going for it that Kuroko did as well.


Haikyu is a lot more realistic and less flashy than Kuroko. More in the vein of YowaPedal than Kuroko, those who like Haikyu praise it precisely for how it's more a Sports anime than the DBZ Basketball that Kuroko is. But because of it I seriously think Haikyu is more likely to pull off the 6k+ numbers YowaPedal had than the Kuroko numbers because it's not the type of badass Bishie filled series that can get fangirls going nuts over.

Mar 16, 2014 11:04 PM by scytheavatar

Oneechan ga Kita is good. Not good enough to buy though I do buy a lot of shorts...

Tonari no Seki Kun however, I may have to buy now that the two discs each have a bonus episode AND now it seems the last 8 episodes won't be broadcast on TV. Otherwise I'm not sure I'll be able to see them, and that short has surprised me, really really good! DVD only kind of sucks but at least it's cheap, 77+ minutes per disc for 3800 yen each.

Mar 16, 2014 5:55 PM by hpulley

rederoin said:
***,*17位/***,*18位 ★ (**4,104 pt) [*,120予約] 2014/03/19 未確認で進行形 vol.1 初回生産限定版【イベントチケット優先販売申込券付き】 [Blu-ray]

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei v1 suddenly made one hell of a jump. From 40#~ to the top 20.

hpulley said:
rederoin said:
link

Estimates for next week's releases.
2014/03/22

0.4k Onee-chan ga Kita
Did they release the Bluray before all the episodes came out? We've only seen episode 10, perhaps we'll see 11 by the 22nd but not the 12th (final episode) I think.

Seems like it, I can't find any other versions on Stalker.

What is strange, aside from bd's coming out before all the eps are aired, is that the DVD is released on another date(2 April).


Ahhhh Oneechan ga Kita...that's a funny little show. Kind of cute, and enjoyable for a short.

Mar 16, 2014 1:45 PM by Hahalollawl

***,*17位/***,*18位 ★ (**4,104 pt) [*,120予約] 2014/03/19 未確認で進行形 vol.1 初回生産限定版【イベントチケット優先販売申込券付き】 [Blu-ray]

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei v1 suddenly made one hell of a jump. From 40#~ to the top 20.

hpulley said:
rederoin said:
link

Estimates for next week's releases.
2014/03/22

0.4k Onee-chan ga Kita
Did they release the Bluray before all the episodes came out? We've only seen episode 10, perhaps we'll see 11 by the 22nd but not the 12th (final episode) I think.

Seems like it, I can't find any other versions on Stalker.

What is strange, aside from bd's coming out before all the eps are aired, is that the DVD is released on another date(2 April).

Mar 16, 2014 1:21 PM by rederoin

rederoin said:
link

Estimates for next week's releases.
2014/03/22

0.4k Onee-chan ga Kita
Did they release the Bluray before all the episodes came out? We've only seen episode 10, perhaps we'll see 11 by the 22nd but not the 12th (final episode) I think.

Mar 16, 2014 1:17 PM by hpulley

link

Estimates for next week's releases.

Mar 16, 2014 12:24 PM by rederoin

Regarding Haikyuu!, I honestly don't know how well it will do.

On one hand, it's fanbase in Japan is comprised of the type of fans KuroBasu has. It's also already inspired it's own doujin events before it's anime was announced. Not to mention, if we compare, it's selling more pre-anime than how KuroBasu used to sell pre-anime.

On the other hand we have another example of a popular JUMP manga which is doing quite badly in sales this Winter, Nisekoi. It was selling almost as much as Haikyuu! before it's anime and it was promoted heavily by Shueisha(definitely more than the promotion Haikyuu! got for it's anime) but volume 1 will probably end up selling ~3.5k - 4k. And that's with an event ticket. Volume 2+ will probably sell ~2k -2.5k. But still, Nisekoi caters to a whole different fanbase.

Mar 16, 2014 9:22 AM by phoenixalia

RyanSaotome said:
rederoin said:
RyanSaotome said:
They're both hugely popular Shonen Jump sports manga that are big in the Comiket circles. I don't see why you'd expect Haikyu to not sell well, its got everything going for it that Kuroko did as well.

Below 10k does not mean it won't sell well.

The reason I don't think it will reach 10k is because its a daytime show, I can't even think of the last time a daytime show reached 10k.


Gintama? Magi?

Magi did not reach 10k, so only gintama. I think you can also include FMA:B. I think those are pretty much all of the 10k+ daytime shows in the last 5 years that I know off.


I'd say the ods are in favor of it not selling 10k. It can obviosly happen, but with only around 10k of all shows reaching 10k, it being a day-time, and popularity does not always translate to BD/DVD sales(oh hey, Silver spoon). I'm placing my bets on it not selling 10k, since it seems far more likley.

Mar 16, 2014 8:59 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
RyanSaotome said:
They're both hugely popular Shonen Jump sports manga that are big in the Comiket circles. I don't see why you'd expect Haikyu to not sell well, its got everything going for it that Kuroko did as well.

Below 10k does not mean it won't sell well.

The reason I don't think it will reach 10k is because its a daytime show, I can't even think of the last time a daytime show reached 10k.


Gintama? Magi? Ao no Exorcist?

Those female series can sell well regardless of daytime or late night

Mar 16, 2014 8:54 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
They're both hugely popular Shonen Jump sports manga that are big in the Comiket circles. I don't see why you'd expect Haikyu to not sell well, its got everything going for it that Kuroko did as well.

Below 10k does not mean it won't sell well.

The reason I don't think it will reach 10k is because its a daytime show, I can't even think of the last time a daytime show reached 10k.

Mar 16, 2014 8:53 AM by rederoin

They're both hugely popular Shonen Jump sports manga that are big in the Comiket circles. I don't see why you'd expect Haikyu to not sell well, its got everything going for it that Kuroko did as well.

Mar 16, 2014 8:52 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
rederoin said:
RyanSaotome said:
Spring should be a lot better for sellers, at least. I'm expecting Love Live 2, JoJo 2, Mahouka, Mekaku City Actors and Haikyu to all do 10k+. There might be one or two others that make it up there as well.

A daytime show? doing 10k? What are you basing that on?


Do you mean Haikyu? Its the exact same demographic as Kuroko, and same studio. I'd expect it to be a big seller among those fans

Yes.


What studio does it does not have a big effect on sales, and demographics do not mean something will turn into a hit. So many shows with the same demographic did not even hit 10k.

Mar 16, 2014 8:50 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
RyanSaotome said:
Spring should be a lot better for sellers, at least. I'm expecting Love Live 2, JoJo 2, Mahouka, Mekaku City Actors and Haikyu to all do 10k+. There might be one or two others that make it up there as well.

A daytime show? doing 10k? What are you basing that on?


Do you mean Haikyu? Its the exact same demographic as Kuroko, and same studio. I'd expect it to be a big seller among those fans

Mar 16, 2014 8:40 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
Spring should be a lot better for sellers, at least. I'm expecting Love Live 2, JoJo 2, Mahouka, Mekaku City Actors and Haikyu to all do 10k+. There might be one or two others that make it up there as well.

A daytime show? doing 10k? What are you basing that on?

Mar 16, 2014 8:21 AM by rederoin

Spring should be a lot better for sellers, at least. I'm expecting Love Live 2, JoJo 2, Mahouka, Mekaku City Actors and Haikyu to all do 10k+. There might be one or two others that make it up there as well.

Mar 16, 2014 7:46 AM by RyanSaotome

kuuderes_shadow said:
Hozuki because it has lots of DVDs as well.

To be top seller, Hoozuki needs to have a not-disastrous event ticket drop. It should completely run away with best Vol. 1 sales but I don't have a clue what will happen after that. If they don't delay v2, we'll know both v1 and v2 on the same day though! Maybe the simultaneous release will help v2 sales. Also CDs being in every volume's A ver may keep sales up.

To be top seller, Chuu2's non-Amazon sales need to be exceptionally strong. And it's without a doubt the overall strongest non-Amazon title, except at Animate, which for all we know outweighs all of the rest combined. still it needs to almost double predicted sales and remain very consistent to have a real chance. It will come down more to Hoozuki dropping than Chuu2 having really impressive sales.

To be top seller, Mikakunin needs... well a bit of a miracle honestly, I don't think it can contest the other two because of the expected drop after the event/OVA volume. Vol. 5 getting another OVA will boost it a bit but probably not enough. Now it doesn't look like the drop will be Love Lab-level but unless v1 sells about 2-3x as much as we're expecting, even a small drop is too much.

I'd say chances are maybe 55% Hoozuki, 35% Chuu2, 9% Mikakunin and 1% Witch Craft Works pulling a WTF comeback. For a time it looked like it would take the season or at least a comfortable #2, but it's really slowed down the past few weeks, and was never at strong outside of Amazon as the three above.

(Of course, being the best selling show in this season is like being the least sick patient in the terminal disease ward, buuuuuuut, yeah.)

Mar 14, 2014 7:20 AM by jmal

volare1 said:
Gjbu OVA and DAL2 having good starts. Really early solicit and only 5 volumes consisting of 10 episodes?!
Didn't notice Madoka is now back at the top of the animation category rankings.

So anyway, Chuu2 or Hozuki or Mikakunin? Who will take the top.


Hozuki because it has lots of DVDs as well.

Mar 14, 2014 3:40 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Gjbu OVA and DAL2 having good starts. Really early solicit and only 5 volumes consisting of 10 episodes?!
Didn't notice Madoka is now back at the top of the animation category rankings.

So anyway, Chuu2 or Hozuki or Mikakunin? Who will take the top.

Mar 14, 2014 2:30 AM by volare1