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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Mar 31 - Apr 6

by tsubasalover
Apr 8, 2014 2:48 AM | 196 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for March 31st - April 6th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 127,501 127,501 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Limited Edition
*2. **9,872 **9,872 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Regular Edition
*3. **8,458 **8,458 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.4
*4. **7,893 **7,893 Kill la Kill Vol.4 Limited Edition
*5. **2,681 **2,681 Kyoukai no Kanata Vol.4
*6. **2,060 *35,324 Monogatari Series: Second Season Otorimonogatari Vol.2 Nadeko Medusa Part.2 Limited Edition
*7. **1,340 *11,082 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.5
*8. **1,139 **3,622 Gundam Build Fighters Blu-ray BOX Vol.1 Regular Edition
(cut-off 1,139)


DVD
*1. 10,711 *,*10,711 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Regular Edition
*2. *1,253 *,**1,253 One Piece 16th Season "Punk Hazard" Vol.7
*3. *1,241 *,**1,241 One Piece 16th Season "Punk Hazard" Vol.8
*4. *1,219 *,*10,761 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.3
*5. *1,120 *,**1,120 Kill la Kill Vol.4 Limited Edition
*6. **,895 *,**5,033 Precure Ending Movie Collection: Minna de Dance!
*7. **,886 *,***,886 Naruto: Shippuuden "Ninkai Taisen - Sasuke to Itachi" Vol.2
*8. **,859 *,***,859 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.4
*9. **,768 *,***,768 Kyoukai no Kanata Vol.4
10. **,738 1,243,155 Tonari no Totoro
11. **,507 *,533,870 Majo no Takkyuubin
12. **,491 *,**3,520 Noragami Vol.1 Limited Edition
13. **,480 *,***,480 Aikatsu! 2nd Season Vol.2
14. **,453 *,*11,506 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.9
15. **,410 *,**4,374 Monogatari Series: Second Season Otorimonogatari Vol.2 Nadeko Medusa Part.2 Limited Edition
16. **,380 *,***,380 Z/X: Ignition Vol.1
17. **,379 *,**3,804 DokiDoki! Precure Movie: Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibou no Dress Regular Edition
18. **,376 *,**2,659 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.3 Limited Edition
19. **,351 *,**2,745 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.5
(cut-off 351)


CD Single
44. *1,187 *77,616 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
48. *1,038 **1,038 Tanken Driland: 1000-nen no Mahou ED "you can do it!" by Suzu
50. *1,004 *32,796 Hoozuki no Reitetsu OP "Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars
52. **,975 *12,123 Kill la Kill OP "ambiguous" by GARNiDeLiA
53. **,949 *11,866 Happiness Charge Precure! OP/ED "WOW!! Happiness Charge Precure!/Precure Memory" by Sayaka Yanaka/Hitomi Yoshida
59. **,838 *15,866 Free! Character Song Duet Series 004 Haruka Nanase and Rin Matsuoka (REAL WAVE) by Haruka Nanase (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) & Rin Matsuoka (CV: Mamoru Miyano)
67. **,694 **3,987 Wake Up, Girls! & Wake Up Girls! Shichinin no Idol IN "Little Challenger" by I-1club
70. **,628 *31,111 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic ED "With You/With Me" by 9nine
73. **,612 **3,664 Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi OP/ED Single "Precure: Eien no Tomodachi (2014 Version)/Precure Memory (New Stage 3 Version) by Mayu Kudou, Satomi Nabatame, Megumi Nakajima/Youko Honna, Orie Kimoto, Yuuko Senpei, Kanae Oki, Nana Mizuki, Ami Koshimizu, Misato Fukuen, Satomi Nabatame, Megumi Nakajima
75. **,595 254,405 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
77. **,585 513,042 Naruto: Shippuuden ED "Tsuki no Ookisa" by Nogizaka46
78. **,579 **7,991 Noragami ED "Heart Realize" by Tia
79. **,574 **8,105 Gundam Build Fighters OP "wimp ft. Lil'Fang (from FAKY)" by BACK-ON
84. **,550 *34,773 Nisekoi OP "CLICK" by ClariS
87. **,531 *18,054 Gin no Saji 2nd Season ED "Oto no Naru Hou e→" by Goose house
88. **,520 *11,650 Golden Time OP/ED "The World's End" by Yui Horie
(cut-off 520)


CD Album
*5. 21,607 *21,607 OLDCODEX "A Silent, within The Roar" by OLDCODEX
*8. 14,725 *14,725 Love Live! Solo Live! collection Memorial Box II by μ's
*9. 14,379 *14,379 Suzuko Mimori "Suki" by Suzuko Mimori
10. 11,877 *11,877 Rihwa "BORDERLESS" by Rihwa
28. *3,928 **3,928 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Eri Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo) "Ice Blue no Shunkan" by Eri Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo)
29. *3,669 205,609 Yuzu "Shin Sekai" by Yuzu
31. *3,498 **3,498 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile) "SCARLET PRINCESS" by Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile)
32. *3,479 **3,479 Cinema Staff "Drums, Bass, 2 (to) Guitars" by cinema staff
35. *3,268 *19,424 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! "THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER PERFORMANCE 12" by Yukiho Hagiwara (CV: Azumi Asakura), Momoko Suou (CV: Keiko Watanabe), Chizuru Nikaidou (CV: Kanako Nomura, Roko (CV: Atsuki Nakamura)
37. *3,066 **3,066 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Uchida) "Junketsu Romance" by Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Minamo)
41. *2,779 **2,779 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Umi Sonoda (CV: Suzuko Mimori) "Ao no Shinwa" by Umi Sonoda (CV: Suzuko Mimori)
44. *2,491 **2,491 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Honoka Kousaka (CV: Emi Nitta) "orange cheers!" by Honoka Kousaka (CV: Emi Nitta)
45. *2,477 *50,112 Aki Angela "Tapestry of Songs - The Best of Angela Aki" by Angela Aki
47. *2,361 **2,361 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Niko Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui) "Momoiro♡Egao" by Niko Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui)
52. *2,063 **2,063 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yuriko Kubo) "Wakasou no Season" by Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo)
53. *1,933 **1,933 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Rin Hoshizora (CV: Riho Iida) "Ring a yellow bell" by Rin Hoshizora (CV: Riho Iida)
59. *1,807 **1,807 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Nozomi Toujou (CV: Aina Kusuda) "Violet Moon" by Nozomi Toujou (CV: Aina Kusuda)
61. *1,640 **1,640 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Character Song Mini Album "Kagayaki no Fantastic Stage" by Various Artists
62. *1,573 **9,830 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Mini Album Vol.1 Tetsuya Kuroko "Ignite Music" by Tetsuya Kuroko (CV: Kensho Ono)
71. *1,392 **6,902 Macross 30 Anniversary Choujikuu Duet Album "Nyankora" by Various Artists
90. *1,029 **3,699 Space☆Dandy OST 1 "Best Hit BBP" by Various Artists
96. *1,005 **5,331 Sienna Wind Orchestra "BraBan Momoiro Clover Z ~BRASS AND ROMANCE~" by Sienna Wind Orchestra (Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita) & Momoiro Clover Z
(cut-off 1,005)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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20 of 196 Comments Recent Comments

ThangLong said:
^ I would add to that: Love Live is "cute girls doing cool and meaningful things." That's why I like it so much.
Me too!

I also love how it came from nothing and now it does so well. The girls really deserve it. Seeing them in the concerts, the first one where the anime was announced, crying real tears of happiness. Then after the 3rd anniversary concert, crying real tears of happiness again when the second season was announced. Hard to believe the first single sold like 453 copies or something like that. Look at them now... so happy for them!

Apr 15, 2014 3:43 AM by hpulley

^ I would add to that: Love Live is "cute girls doing cool and meaningful things." That's why I like it so much.

Apr 15, 2014 3:34 AM by ThangLong

scytheavatar said:
Xinception said:
It seems to be the only full cute-girls-doing-cute-things this season, so not much competition! Yay!


Not much competition save the series that has been top 4 on Amazon for more than 1 week already..........
LoveLive! really isn't a slice of life show though. The girls are very cute and they are doing very cute things but it is an idol show so I really don't think it is competing in the SOL category.

It is a juggernaut of course. LoveLive! no Kyojin!

Apr 15, 2014 3:30 AM by hpulley

Xinception said:
It seems to be the only full cute-girls-doing-cute-things this season, so not much competition! Yay!


Not much competition save the series that has been top 4 on Amazon for more than 1 week already..........

Apr 15, 2014 3:19 AM by scytheavatar

Progeusz said:
You're welcome.

Personally, I'm rooting for Gochiusa the most, it would be amazing if it could achieve something similar to KinMosa but I'll be really happy with anything above Manabi Line.


It seems to be the only full cute-girls-doing-cute-things this season, so not much competition! Yay!

Bokura wa Minna Kawaiisou seems eh in term of sales. Manga sales are in the 50k so I hope the anime does it some boosts.

After pulley's insight on Isshukan Friends' bonuses, I'm thinking that it might have a nice average after all, looking at its current performances. I do hope for a manga boost too.

Apr 14, 2014 12:55 PM by Xinception

You're welcome.

Personally, I'm rooting for Gochiusa the most, it would be amazing if it could achieve something similar to KinMosa but I'll be really happy with anything above Manabi Line.

Apr 14, 2014 12:02 PM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
hpulley said:
My problem is she's using her Nyaruko-san voice. I LOVE that voice but every time Ene speaks I want to sing the theme song... "CHAOS CHAOS I wanna CHAOS ... MADNESS MADNESS You wanna MADNESS..." Which sounds funny but I'm sure they'd prefer it if this show made me want to sing Jin's songs, not Nyaruko-san songs...

Interesting that it is an anti-otaku series. Should make for interesting sales patterns. Up to 106.
The bigger problem is, she's using more or less the same voice all the time.

GuiltyKing said:
So which shows are showing good pre-order numbers already? Or am I too early again?
Obviously Love Live. Mahouka is high and will sell well but so far I don't see any signs letting me think it would exceed the expectations (they're very high though). Mekaku looked like it was slowing down with its rise but now it jumped 97 -> 68, still too soon to say anything. Let's see how high it gets and how long will it stay there. Daimidaler surprised me the most, I wonder how will it look in two weeks. Isshukan Friends is in nice position to do decently if things go well. Haikyuu is KnB 0.5 so it will certainly sell well. Don't get tricked by Sidonia as it will be released much earlier than other shows. It's probably going for manga boost anyway. DAL II had strong start but is surprisingly low now. I wonder if it aired in Tokyo yet, that could explain lack of ep 01 boost.
I guess that's it?

Now that is what I call a thorough answer. Thanks, mate.

Apr 14, 2014 10:48 AM by Rachmaninow

phoenixalia said:

Man, if it could average 3k, I'd be so grateful.


I hope it would too. If it does, producers might think these kinds of shows are money makers so they might consider doing TV adaptions of similar shows such as Kashiwagi-san, Horimiya, Midara and Oremonogatari :D :D :D

Apr 14, 2014 7:48 AM by volare1

phoenixalia said:
It isn't much, but my favorite anime this season, Isshukan Friends is actually in the top 300! It's not a show aimed at otaku OR fujoshi and it has a very shoujo feel to it so I'm surprised to see it there.

And afaik, there are no extra bonuses and the like in volume 1.

Man, if it could average 3k, I'd be so grateful.
I don't see an event ticket but there are bonuses.

Mini-soundtrack CD.

Kanade ED music video, Kaori
A full voice Kaori's diary edition of episode #2
Non-credit OP & ED
PV
Booklet

No event ticket, no OVA so I'd say volume 2 shouldn't drop much though v2 does not seem to have a CD extra. It does have Full Voice Kaori's diary editions of episodes 3 and 4 though.

It is from a shounen manga but in fact it feels more like seinen 4-koma to me aside from all the furigana and the fact that it runs in Gangan Joker.

Apr 14, 2014 7:26 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
My problem is she's using her Nyaruko-san voice. I LOVE that voice but every time Ene speaks I want to sing the theme song... "CHAOS CHAOS I wanna CHAOS ... MADNESS MADNESS You wanna MADNESS..." Which sounds funny but I'm sure they'd prefer it if this show made me want to sing Jin's songs, not Nyaruko-san songs...

Interesting that it is an anti-otaku series. Should make for interesting sales patterns. Up to 106.
The bigger problem is, she's using more or less the same voice all the time.

GuiltyKing said:
So which shows are showing good pre-order numbers already? Or am I too early again?
Obviously Love Live. Mahouka is high and will sell well but so far I don't see any signs letting me think it would exceed the expectations (they're very high though). Mekaku looked like it was slowing down with its rise but now it jumped 97 -> 68, still too soon to say anything. Let's see how high it gets and how long will it stay there. Daimidaler surprised me the most, I wonder how will it look in two weeks. Isshukan Friends is in nice position to do decently if things go well. Haikyuu is KnB 0.5 so it will certainly sell well. Don't get tricked by Sidonia as it will be released much earlier than other shows. It's probably going for manga boost anyway. DAL II had strong start but is surprisingly low now. I wonder if it aired in Tokyo yet, that could explain lack of ep 01 boost.
I guess that's it?

Apr 14, 2014 7:19 AM by Progeusz

phoenixalia said:

And I'm still anxiously waiting for SoreSekai to be solicited. I hope it can also average 3k.

I'd love it if it sold more than that, only 2 episodes in, but I would love a 2nd season.


***,*68位/***,*97位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 2014/06/25 メカクシティアクターズ 1「人造エネミー」(完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]


Mekaku just made a big jump.

Apr 14, 2014 6:37 AM by rederoin

It isn't much, but my favorite anime this season, Isshukan Friends is actually in the top 300! It's not a show aimed at otaku OR fujoshi and it has a very shoujo feel to it so I'm surprised to see it there.

And afaik, there are no extra bonuses and the like in volume 1.

Man, if it could average 3k, I'd be so grateful.

And I'm still anxiously waiting for SoreSekai to be solicited. I hope it can also average 3k.

Apr 14, 2014 6:27 AM by phoenixalia

GuiltyKing said:
So which shows are showing good pre-order numbers already? Or am I too early again?

Depends on your defintion of 'good'.



Love Live!, Mahouka, Haikyuu! and Kenzen Robo Daimidaler are the ones with the best performance so far.

Apr 14, 2014 6:09 AM by rederoin

So which shows are showing good pre-order numbers already? Or am I too early again?

Apr 14, 2014 6:03 AM by Rachmaninow

Progeusz said:
scytheavatar said:
People forget that Mekaku is a non-moe show, and its fanbase is a generation younger than the BD/DVD buying Haruhi crowd. That's why it had 300k viewers in NicoNico, the fanbase is built there. So it was always a massive wild card as to how well it would do in BD/DVD sales, it needed support from the non-vocaloid fanbase and ATM that support doesn't seem to be coming.
>no moe
>Kana Asumi talking 70% of the time
pls
My problem is she's using her Nyaruko-san voice. I LOVE that voice but every time Ene speaks I want to sing the theme song... "CHAOS CHAOS I wanna CHAOS ... MADNESS MADNESS You wanna MADNESS..." Which sounds funny but I'm sure they'd prefer it if this show made me want to sing Jin's songs, not Nyaruko-san songs...

Interesting that it is an anti-otaku series. Should make for interesting sales patterns. Up to 106.

Apr 14, 2014 4:57 AM by hpulley

Mekaku is climbing and now at 160.
Not bad but the amount of trolling from Yaraon and 2ch is on another level.
Otaku must reaaaaly hate the franchise hahaha. The only good place you'll see positive feedbacks is on twitter and LINE.
You've got to give credit for Iwakami (Aniplex producer), Shinbo and Yase (directors), Kubota (Shaft producer) and JIN (guy responsible for all of this) for being professionals for the silence. These guys know how to risk.

Now all we need is Jojo 3's amazon appearance.

Apr 14, 2014 3:18 AM by volare1

scytheavatar said:
People forget that Mekaku is a non-moe show, and its fanbase is a generation younger than the BD/DVD buying Haruhi crowd. That's why it had 300k viewers in NicoNico, the fanbase is built there. So it was always a massive wild card as to how well it would do in BD/DVD sales, it needed support from the non-vocaloid fanbase and ATM that support doesn't seem to be coming.
>no moe
>Kana Asumi talking 70% of the time
pls

Apr 14, 2014 2:41 AM by Progeusz

RyanSaotome said:
Well, thats a surprise. Mekakucity Actors initial Amazon ranking is #221.
SAO's initial ranking was #356, this figure is meaningless.
However Mekaku didn't rise much after an hour, it is now at #218. Let's give it few hours though before saying anything decisive.

Apr 14, 2014 2:40 AM by Progeusz

People forget that Mekaku is a non-moe show, and its fanbase is a generation younger than the BD/DVD buying Haruhi crowd. That's why it had 300k viewers in NicoNico, the fanbase is built there. So it was always a massive wild card as to how well it would do in BD/DVD sales, it needed support from the non-vocaloid fanbase and ATM that support doesn't seem to be coming.

Apr 14, 2014 2:36 AM by scytheavatar

I've no idea about its reception in Japan. But it appears that the premiere of Mekaku City Actors gets severely panned on every english-speaking communities i visit, with most people (again) berating over Shinbo's pretentious visual flair.

I myself found the show very dull, so dropped it

Apr 14, 2014 1:01 AM by Amiluhur