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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Apr 14 - 20

by tsubasalover
Apr 22, 2014 1:56 AM | 109 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for April 14th - 20th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 5,323 **5,323 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Vol.2
*2. 4,695 **4,695 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Vol.2
*3. 3,731 **3,731 Saki: Zenkoku-hen Vol.2
*4. 3,275 142,928 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Limited Edition
*5. 2,422 **2,422 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.5
*6. 1,735 **1,735 Sakura Trick Vol.2
*7. 1,317 **1,317 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta Vol.5
*8. *,815 **6,431 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.2 A-ver. Limited Edition
*9. *,714 **7,430 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.1 A-ver. Limited Edition
(cut-off 714)


DVD
*1. 2,216 *,**2,216 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.5
*2. 1,751 *,**1,751 Nameko-ke no Ichizoku Vol.2
*3. *,925 *,**5,797 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.2 A-ver. Limited Edition
*4. *,877 *,**7,001 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.1 A-ver. Limited Edition
*5. *,840 *,*13,497 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Regular Edition
*6. *,748 *,***,748 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Vol.2
*7. *,570 *,***,570 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Vol.2
*8. *,519 1,244,258 Tonari no Totoro
*9. *,434 *,**2,917 Noragami Vol.2 Limited Edition
10. *,416 *,***,416 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta Vol.5
11. *,367 *,***,367 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen Vol.11
12. *,365 *,**5,815 Precure Ending Movie Collection: Minna de Dance!
13. *,283 *,534,454 Majo no Takkyuubin
14. *,272 *,**1,538 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.2 B-ver. Limited Edition
15. *,264 *,***,264 Saki: Zenkoku-hen Vol.2
16. *,253 *,**1,714 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.1 B-ver. Limited Edition
17. *,252 *,***,252 Sakura Trick Vol.2
(cut-off 252)


CD Single
*2. 15,762 *15,762 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan ED "Family Party" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
*3. 15,641 *15,641 Nisekoi OP "STEP" by ClariS
17. *6,345 **6,345 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Character Song Duet Series Vol.8 (ZERO GAME) by Atsushi Murasakibara (CV: Kenichi Suzumura), Tatsuya Himuro (CV: Kishou Taniyama)
26. *2,789 **2,789 Yowamushi Pedal Character Song Vol.6 (Beyon the time/ Yuiga Dokusou) by Juichi Fukutomi (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)/Yasumoto Arakita (CV: Hiroyuki Yoshino)
27. *2,634 **2,634 Yowamushi Pedal Character Song Vol.5 (Over the sky/ Sleeping Beauty) by Sangaku Manami (CV: Tsubasa Yonaga)/Jinpachi Toudou (CV: Tetsuya Kakihara)
43. *1,101 *80,130 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
53. **,870 135,447 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by SEKAI NO OWARI
67. **,627 ***,627 Nobunaga the Fool Character Song Vol.1 Nobunaga Oda (CV: Mamoru Miyano) (DECIDING MY FATE) by Nobunaga Oda (CV: Mamoru Miyano)
75. **,537 255,466 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
78. **,517 *34,087 Hoozuki no Reitetsu OP "Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars
84. **,487 *35,634 Nisekoi OP "CLICK" by ClariS
(cut-off 487)


CD Album
*1. 76,144 *76,144 Nana Mizuki "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" by Nana Mizuki
*8. *5,375 **5,375 ZAQ "NOISY Lab." by ZAQ
25. *2,499 *14,775 Aikatsu! Best Album "Calendar Girls" by STAR☆ANIS
28. *2,261 *54,343 Aki Angela "Tapestry of Songs - The Best of Angela Aki" by Angela Aki
32. *2,036 209,858 Yuzu "Shin Sekai" by Yuzu
33. *2,017 *17,897 Rihwa "BORDERLESS" by Rihwa
35. *2,000 *11,949 Eri Kitamura "Shou x Mei - SHOMEI- " by Eri Kitamura
53. *1,092 **6,247 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile) "SCARLET PRINCESS" by Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile)
57. *1,018 *25,352 OLDCODEX "A Silent, within The Roar" by OLDCODEX
67. **,850 **6,231 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)
71. **,835 **5,378 Love Live! School Idol Project Solo Live! from μ's Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Uchida) "Junketsu Romance" by Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Minamo)
72. **,826 143,574 Jin "Mekakucity Records" by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
80. **,770 ***,770 Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER Kanshasai ~Special CD~ by Eriko Nakamura, Naomi Wakabayashi, Mayako Migo, Akiko Hasegawa, Yumi Hara, Azumi Asakura, Junji Azuma, Juri Takita
100. **,650 *16,495 Suzuko Mimori "Suki" by Suzuko Mimori
(cut-off 650)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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20 of 109 Comments Recent Comments

They thought even if they half-assed the anime it would still sell, but it doesn't look that way so now they're upping the animation to try and save it, this what happens when greed takes over.

Apr 28, 2014 9:04 PM by ichii_1

volare1 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


I'm not saying it's dead at all, I even said I don't think the anime is dead at all, I'd just like to see it fail to meet the record sales it's creators are seeking because there's certain people in the industry I'd like to see humbled a little.


Why do you want these people to be humbled? What did they do to you? Did they raped you or something? I could give you counseling if you want.


Kaioshin_Sama said:

This is about certain people blatantly trying to cash in on existing properties popularity in one of the most transparent ways I've ever seen that I'm talking about.


Aniplex is a production company. Shaft has their production department as well. Their job is to make money and their clients earn more money and they're doing a good job as far as I can tell.

Don't bother with this guy. His whole problem is that shows that he doesn't like are successful. That's it. He takes it like if Aniplex/Shat/Kyoani are making international complots specifically to make his life horrible or something. He is one of the worst example of a hater and a troll i've seen on MAL.
Also he is butthurtted because the majority of the western anime community doesn't talk or care much about Gundam or mecha genre.

Apr 28, 2014 7:58 PM by Andan210

Kaioshin_Sama said:


I'm not saying it's dead at all, I even said I don't think the anime is dead at all, I'd just like to see it fail to meet the record sales it's creators are seeking because there's certain people in the industry I'd like to see humbled a little.


Why do you want these people to be humbled? What did they do to you? Did they raped you or something? I could give you counseling if you want.


Kaioshin_Sama said:

This is about certain people blatantly trying to cash in on existing properties popularity in one of the most transparent ways I've ever seen that I'm talking about.


Aniplex is a production company. Shaft has their production department as well. Their job is to make money and their clients earn more money and they're doing a good job as far as I can tell.

Apr 28, 2014 7:09 PM by volare1

volare1 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:

....


I don't get this. The kagepro franchise as a whole are currently having a big boost right now on every line of merch. If that's what you call "falling flat" then you're just being stupid.
You remind me very much of obnoxious Love Live fans calling Idolmaster franchise "dead" when its not.


I'm not saying it's dead at all, I even said I don't think the anime is dead at all, I'd just like to see it fail to meet the record sales it's creators are seeking because there's certain people in the industry I'd like to see humbled a little. Do I think it's actually going to happen? Absolutely not. These people are masters of marketing and convincing people to buy and support their stuff after all. As for how the franchise itself is doing as a whole, that's an entire different matter and I don't really care if it is popular or not outside of the anime adaptation.

rederoin said:
People are overestimating the importance of disc sales, they are not needed for a series to be profitable. This also goes for mekaku city actors.


It's clearly already popular and has it's own community beyond the anime, I don't think I ever questioned that. This is about certain people blatantly trying to cash in on existing properties popularity in one of the most transparent ways I've ever seen that I'm talking about.

Apr 28, 2014 6:59 PM by PeacingOut

Persona 3 movie is looking good in Stalker can't wait until the release date!

Apr 28, 2014 6:50 PM by mistress_kisara

Kaioshin_Sama said:

....


I don't get this. The kagepro franchise as a whole are currently having a big boost right now on every line of merch. If that's what you call "falling flat" then you're just being stupid.
You remind me very much of obnoxious Love Live fans calling Idolmaster franchise "dead" when its not.

Apr 28, 2014 6:31 PM by volare1

People are overestimating the importance of disc sales, they are not needed for a series to be profitable. This also goes for mekaku city actors.

Apr 28, 2014 6:25 PM by rederoin

Well, I would like Mekaku to sell because I'm a fan of the franchise, I really don't care much about the other Shaft shows, and didn't Sasami-San flop? It's average is about 1k+

Apr 28, 2014 6:18 PM by mistress_kisara

RyanSaotome said:
Sorry, but Mekaku is dead. Its not going to suddenly turn itself around and sell 50k when its projected to sell like 2k now.


Kagerou Days. Most popular song in the series that everything seems to be building up to judging by what fans of the novels are saying and how the first set of one episode volumes for the show (still can't get over that and would just love to see any franchise try to pull that in the R1 market no matter how popular) end at episode 4 indicating they expect things to get moving at that point . Can't really discount those factors.

Plus there's no way it's that easy for me to get my wish to see Akiyuki Shinbo and Aniplex humbled so completely in front of like...everyone. They want the potential record sales from the Kagepro audience so damn bad they can't even pretend to hide it (I've seen screen shots of the second episode of that show advertising the 6/25 release date of the first Blu-Ray point blank in the background as opposed to the usual little reminder text crawl you get at the bottom of the screen during the start of some episodes) and I freely admit the schadenfreude I would get from seeing them denied it would be pretty overwhelming. People can feel free to call me a jerk for wishing failure on others, but frankly I'm tired of the arrogance pouring out of that wing of the industry and would love nothing more than to just see them fall flat on their face for once. Not going to be that easy though. Why? Because of what I mentioned in the first paragraph and simply because I wish it that's why. Go knows trends in otaku/entertainment culture clearly do not allow for anything I'm hopeful for to actually come to pass on pretty much any level.

Apr 28, 2014 5:31 PM by PeacingOut

Sorry, but Mekaku is dead. Its not going to suddenly turn itself around and sell 50k when its projected to sell like 2k now.

Apr 28, 2014 5:22 PM by RyanSaotome

volare1 said:
^ My popcorn spilled while reading your post.
Looks like Love Live will be the topseller this season unless some things change. Is there any other show with multiple season that achieved being the top seller despite airing on a different season from the first one? I can only think of Monogatari Series (Summer,Winter) and Love Live(Winter, Spring) are the only two shows.


I'm not counting out Mekaku City Actors for a single solitary second. Things almost certainly will change once it airs it's more popular song episode this week and people find anything in particular to latch onto and like about it at all. There's too much potential to be tapped with it's huge rabid fanbase as well for it to be allowed to be just end up a modest seller. Aniplex will think of something to get those numbers up. I expect some sort of event ticket to be added to the equation or some bonuses aside from just a music CD as well.

hpulley said:
Event ticket details (main male cast attending, Yui staying home) posted today so KamiAso rockets into the top 40:
http://kamiaso-anime.com/news/?p=852


I doubt Fujoshi are remotely interested in meeting Saori Hayami anyway. They'd probably sooner see her as "the enemy (TM)".

Apr 28, 2014 5:18 PM by PeacingOut

rederoin said:
Kawos said:
rederoin said:
hpulley said:
Event ticket details (main male cast attending, Yui staying home) posted today so KamiAso rockets into the top 40:
http://kamiaso-anime.com/news/?p=852

top 30 now.


I think this can be the biggest(in %) event ticket boost of the season.


Yes, go my pretty boys. RISE.
Actually, I don't really like the show. Harems/reverse harems usually aren't my cup of tea, but the more bishounen shows that sell the better cause I do like pretty boys to look at.

You should check out its v2 drop though.

http://rederoin.motionsforum.com/t222-volume-2-drops-v1


WOW incredible. What a shame though, KamiAso is one of those reverse harem otoge based anime that you don't headdesk constantly for. It's really fun to watch.

Apr 28, 2014 5:02 PM by Laciie

Kawos said:
rederoin said:
hpulley said:
Event ticket details (main male cast attending, Yui staying home) posted today so KamiAso rockets into the top 40:
http://kamiaso-anime.com/news/?p=852

top 30 now.


I think this can be the biggest(in %) event ticket boost of the season.


Yes, go my pretty boys. RISE.
Actually, I don't really like the show. Harems/reverse harems usually aren't my cup of tea, but the more bishounen shows that sell the better cause I do like pretty boys to look at.

You should check out its v2 drop though.

http://rederoin.motionsforum.com/t222-volume-2-drops-v1

Apr 28, 2014 3:37 PM by rederoin

rederoin said:
hpulley said:
Event ticket details (main male cast attending, Yui staying home) posted today so KamiAso rockets into the top 40:
http://kamiaso-anime.com/news/?p=852

top 30 now.


I think this can be the biggest(in %) event ticket boost of the season.


Yes, go my pretty boys. RISE.
Actually, I don't really like the show. Harems/reverse harems usually aren't my cup of tea, but the more bishounen shows that sell the better cause I do like pretty boys to look at.

Apr 28, 2014 3:22 PM by marx-chan

ThangLong said:
^ K-ON!! is a 2 cour series that started in Spring, the same season as K-ON! though.
Ah, you're right. I only remembered K-ON!! was top seller of 2010 but didn't check the season.

Apr 28, 2014 11:58 AM by Progeusz

^ K-ON!! is a 2 cour series that started in Spring, the same season as K-ON! though.

Apr 28, 2014 11:51 AM by ThangLong

ThangLong said:
volare1 said:
Is there any other show with multiple season that achieved being the top seller despite airing on a different season from the first one? I can only think of Monogatari Series (Summer,Winter) and Love Live(Winter, Spring) are the only two shows.

I remember Code Geass, Fate/Zero, UtaPrince, and IS.
KnB 2 is top seller of Fall 2013, not IS2.
K-ON! fits volare's question.

Apr 28, 2014 11:36 AM by Progeusz

I'm surprised Ping Pong is still hanging around near the Top #100. I figured by this point it would have dropped down a few hundred ranks. Maybe it actually will sell respectably.

Apr 28, 2014 11:20 AM by RyanSaotome

hpulley said:
scytheavatar said:
Hahalollawl said:
Well it's 24 episodes supposedly, so still plenty of time to pull a NagiAsu if it's good.

Edit: By a "NagiAsu" I mean a late push in case anyone didn't get that.


Problem is, M3 looks on track to be one of the worst selling anime ever. If it was a series like Akuma no Riddle or Blade and Soul which has been sent to die it would have come as no surprise, but an anime series with names like Junichi Sato and Mari Okada attached to it performing so badly is historic. Both of them probably will have to leave the anime industry in shame if things don't improve massively for M3.
After episode 2... M3 has dropped to 27000... hmm.


Chances are M3 won't even rank at all come sales time.

Apr 28, 2014 10:22 AM by Hoppy

scytheavatar said:
Hahalollawl said:
Well it's 24 episodes supposedly, so still plenty of time to pull a NagiAsu if it's good.

Edit: By a "NagiAsu" I mean a late push in case anyone didn't get that.


Problem is, M3 looks on track to be one of the worst selling anime ever. If it was a series like Akuma no Riddle or Blade and Soul which has been sent to die it would have come as no surprise, but an anime series with names like Junichi Sato and Mari Okada attached to it performing so badly is historic. Both of them probably will have to leave the anime industry in shame if things don't improve massively for M3.
After episode 2... M3 has dropped to 27000... hmm.

Apr 28, 2014 10:18 AM by hpulley