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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Apr 21 - 27

by tsubasalover
Apr 29, 2014 2:12 AM | 123 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for April 21st - 27th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 30,277 30,277 Monogatari Series: Second Season Onimonogatari Vol.1 Shinobu Time Part.1 Limited Edition
*2. 16,208 16,208 Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Limited Edition
*3. *9,610 *9,610 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.6
*4. *8,925 *8,925 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny HD Remaster Blu-ray BOX Vol.4 Limited Edition
*5. *7,071 *7,071 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.4
*6. *6,732 *6,732 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.4 Limited Edition
*7. *6,083 *6,083 Non Non Biyori Vol.5
*8. *4,660 *4,660 Mushishi Special: Hihamukage
*9. *4,277 *4,277 Strike the Blood Vol.4 Limited Edition
10. *3,850 *3,850 Tesagure! Bukatsumono Encore Vol.1
11. *3,840 *3,840 Witch Craft Works Vol.2
12. *3,830 *3,830 Nisekoi Vol.2 Limited Edition
13. *3,523 *3,523 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Blu-ray Box
(cut-off 3,523)


DVD
*1. 7,486 *,**7,486 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.4
*2. 3,720 *,**3,720 Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Limited Edition
*3. 3,671 *,**3,671 Monogatari Series: Second Season Onimonogatari Vol.1 Shinobu Time Part.1 Limited Edition
*4. 2,271 *,**2,271 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.6
*5. 1,808 *,**1,808 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.4 Limited Edition
*6. 1,454 *,**1,454 Hamatora The Animation Vol.1 Limited Edition
*7. 1,246 *,**1,246 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.4 Limited Edition
*8. 1,241 *,**1,241 Mushishi Special: Hihamukage
*9. 1,229 *,**1,229 Nisekoi Vol.2 Limited Edition
10. *,992 *,***,992 Strike the Blood Vol.4 Limited Edition
11. *,779 *,***,779 Crayon Shin-chan Kitto Best☆Gyoushuku! Nohara Hiroshi
12. *,760 *,***,760 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season Vol.5 Limited Edition
13. *,735 *,*14,232 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Regular Edition
14. *,716 *,***,716 Log Horizon Vol.4
15. *,652 1,244,910 Tonari no Totoro
16. *,604 *,***,604 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.5
17. *,569 *,***,569 Non Non Biyori Vol.5
18. *,566 *,***,566 Gundam Build Fighters Vol.5
19. *,524 *,***,524 Danball Senki Wars Vol.7
20. *,519 *,**2,735 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.5
21. *,512 *,***,512 Maken-Ki! Two Vol.2 Limited Edition
22. *,487 *,***,487 Nobunaga the Fool Vol.1
23. *,483 *,***,483 Freezing Vibration Vol.5
24. *,481 *,***,481 Crayon Shin-chan Kitto Best☆Gyoushuku! Kazama Tooru
25. *,450 *,***,450 DokiDoki! Precure Vol.16
(cut-off 450)


CD Single
*3. 65,930 *65,930 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season OP "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" by μ’s
*8. 16,640 *16,640 Youkai Watch ED "Youkai Taisou Daiichi" by Dream5
14. *8,821 **8,821 Akuma no Riddle OP "Soushou Innocence" by Maaya Uchida
22. *4,621 *20,262 Nisekoi OP "STEP" by ClariS
27. *3,335 **3,335 Wake Up! Girls IN "Gokujou Smile" by I-1club
32. *2,347 *18,109 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan ED "Family Party" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
33. *2,152 **2,152 Kenzen Robo Daimidaler OP "Kenzen Robo Daimidaler" by Endohkai
38. *1,743 **1,743 Hitsugi no Chaika OP "DARAKENA" by Iori Nomizu
44. *1,659 **1,659 Hamatora The Animation Character File Series File-03 Art (shade) by Art (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya)
50. *1,550 **7,895 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Character Song Duet Series Vol.8 (ZERO GAME) by Atsushi Murasakibara (CV: Kenichi Suzumura), Tatsuya Himuro (CV: Kishou Taniyama)
51. *1,426 *81,556 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
78. **,822 136,269 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by SEKAI NO OWARI
65. *1,077 **1,077 Break Blade (TV) OP "Junction heart" by Sayaka Sasaki
84. **,727 **3,361 Yowamushi Pedal Character Song Vol.5 (Over the sky/ Sleeping Beauty) by Sangaku Manami (CV: Tsubasa Yonaga)/Jinpachi Toudou (CV: Tetsuya Kakihara)
88. **,692 ***,692 Hitsugi no Chaika ED "Kairaku Genri" by coffin princess
92. **,663 **3,452 Yowamushi Pedal Character Song Vol.6 (Beyon the time/ Yuiga Dokusou) by Juichi Fukutomi (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)/Yasumoto Arakita (CV: Hiroyuki Yoshino)
(cut-off 663)


CD Album
*8. 10,181 *86,325 Nana Mizuki "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" by Nana Mizuki
12. *3,816 **3,816 Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Prism☆Music Collection by Various Artists
18. *3,096 **3,096 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Web Radio DJCD "Hito ni Kibishiku" by Hiroki Yasumoto, etc.
44. *1,601 *19,498 Rihwa "BORDERLESS" by Rihwa
45. *1,584 211,442 Yuzu "Shin Sekai" by Yuzu
46. *1,562 *16,337 Aikatsu! Best Album "Calendar Girls" by STAR☆ANIS
47. *1,523 *55,866 Aki Angela "Tapestry of Songs - The Best of Angela Aki" by Angela Aki
60. *1,216 **6,591 ZAQ "NOISY Lab." by ZAQ
69. *1,112 144,686 Jin "Mekakucity Records" by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
90. **,919 *69,657 Love Live! School Idol Project μ’s Best Album Best Live! collection by μ’s
94. **,901 *12,850 Eri Kitamura "Shou x Mei -SHOMEI-" by Eri Kitamura
(cut-off 901)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 123 Comments Recent Comments

What's up with Sidonia? Impressive ranking but there hasn't been a new episode in a while so...why? Not complaining about it though.

BTW why is Sidonia's sale date so early anyways? Relative to many other series.

May 5, 2014 5:11 PM by Hahalollawl

Kawos said:
rederoin said:
***,*46位/***,121位 ○ (**1,531 pt) [*,**4予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [DVD]
***,*65位/***,124位 ★ (**1,304 pt) [*,**8予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [Blu-ray]

The Haikyuu!! DVDs go into the top 50. Seems like it has a good chance at getting 10k+ sales now. Assuming the v3 event ticket drop is not too big.


Yaaasss, makes me so happy to see Haikyuu!! doing so well. I adore the series. Can't wait to see the actual numbers though.

v1 and v2 can end up doing rather good if it has a storefront effect. I'm talking about maybe even reaching 15k in its first week, at this point I wouldn't even be surprised at 20k for v1 and v2.

That is ofcourse assuming its storefront/underestimation is as big as KnB and that it keeps performing like this on Amazon Stalker.
But v3 will have a big event ticket drop, its final number depends on how big the drop will be.

May 4, 2014 6:17 PM by rederoin

Kaioshin_Sama said:
rederoin said:
amehmood16 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
rederoin said:
***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.


The expectation from franchise fans is that if tomorrows episode is good it can singlehandedly save that anime Blu-Ray fortunes assuming the franchise faithful haven't already given up on the adaptation.


Damn, can one episode really make all the difference??

I have only seen it with original anime(i.e GuP).


For Mekaku, it only keeps going lower on Amazon, and its NND rating also keep going lower.
http://imgur.com/aVQm4Us.jpg


Yeah that's pretty damning. It seems like Japan still isn't convinced so if it were me I wouldn't exactly be putting any last minute bets down on this show right now if that was the early response to it's keynote episode since it's based around the PV that started Kagerou Projects rise to fame. All the episodes that are currently up for preorder seem to have aired now as well. Still we'll see where it's at at the end of the week as it literally just aired a few hours ago and it's still late night in Japan, but this is the episode that really needed to just blow peoples socks off and get an immediate and resounding positive response and it looks like it did not.


It most definitely did not, honestly, I would have probably prefered it if they just went ahead and put the PV of the song in there instead of what they did. It's puzzling how you can manage to get that low in terms of sales for an anime that is adapted from one of the best selling novels out there.

May 4, 2014 10:46 AM by Romedbaumann

Just did next week's release estimates(Noragami v3, Kill la kill v5 and Kyousou giga v5). And it looks like another boring/dead week.

May 4, 2014 10:33 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
***,*46位/***,121位 ○ (**1,531 pt) [*,**4予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [DVD]
***,*65位/***,124位 ★ (**1,304 pt) [*,**8予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [Blu-ray]

The Haikyuu!! DVDs go into the top 50. Seems like it has a good chance at getting 10k+ sales now. Assuming the v3 event ticket drop is not too big.


Yaaasss, makes me so happy to see Haikyuu!! doing so well. I adore the series. Can't wait to see the actual numbers though.

May 4, 2014 9:58 AM by marx-chan

rederoin said:
***,*46位/***,121位 ○ (**1,531 pt) [*,**4予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [DVD]
***,*65位/***,124位 ★ (**1,304 pt) [*,**8予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [Blu-ray]

The Haikyuu!! DVDs go into the top 50. Seems like it has a good chance at getting 10k+ sales now. Assuming the v3 event ticket drop is not too big.



I wish Gochuisa could get these kind of episode boosts ;_;


Gochiusa needs to take full advantage of the fact that they are running out of source material and place some epic first or second halves of some future episodes. Unfortunately the difference in animation may cost the series because of how mixed a bag it is.

May 4, 2014 9:25 AM by Hoppy

***,*46位/***,121位 ○ (**1,531 pt) [*,**4予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [DVD]
***,*65位/***,124位 ★ (**1,304 pt) [*,**8予約] 2014/07/16 ハイキュー!! vol.1 (初回生産限定版)【イベント無料参加抽選応募券付き】 [Blu-ray]

The Haikyuu!! DVDs go into the top 50. Seems like it has a good chance at getting 10k+ sales now. Assuming the v3 event ticket drop is not too big.



I wish Gochuisa could get these kind of episode boosts ;_;

May 4, 2014 4:53 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
amehmood16 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
rederoin said:
***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.


The expectation from franchise fans is that if tomorrows episode is good it can singlehandedly save that anime Blu-Ray fortunes assuming the franchise faithful haven't already given up on the adaptation.


Damn, can one episode really make all the difference??

I have only seen it with original anime(i.e GuP).


For Mekaku, it only keeps going lower on Amazon, and its NND rating also keep going lower.
http://imgur.com/aVQm4Us.jpg


Yeah that's pretty damning. It seems like Japan still isn't convinced so if it were me I wouldn't exactly be putting any last minute bets down on this show right now if that was the early response to it's keynote episode since it's based around the PV that started Kagerou Projects rise to fame. All the episodes that are currently up for preorder seem to have aired now as well. Still we'll see where it's at at the end of the week as it literally just aired a few hours ago and it's still late night in Japan, but this is the episode that really needed to just blow peoples socks off and get an immediate and resounding positive response and it looks like it did not.

May 3, 2014 10:25 AM by PeacingOut

amehmood16 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
rederoin said:
***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.


The expectation from franchise fans is that if tomorrows episode is good it can singlehandedly save that anime Blu-Ray fortunes assuming the franchise faithful haven't already given up on the adaptation.


Damn, can one episode really make all the difference??

I have only seen it with original anime(i.e GuP).


For Mekaku, it only keeps going lower on Amazon, and its NND rating also keep going lower.
http://imgur.com/aVQm4Us.jpg

May 3, 2014 10:11 AM by rederoin

Kaioshin_Sama said:
rederoin said:
***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.


The expectation from franchise fans is that if tomorrows episode is good it can singlehandedly save that anime Blu-Ray fortunes assuming the franchise faithful haven't already given up on the adaptation.
that episode will determine if there is a break out in riots

May 3, 2014 8:33 AM by JizzyHitler

amehmood16 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
rederoin said:
***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.


The expectation from franchise fans is that if tomorrows episode is good it can singlehandedly save that anime Blu-Ray fortunes assuming the franchise faithful haven't already given up on the adaptation.


Damn, can one episode really make all the difference??


Only if its an original anime and nobody expected it. For one of the top selling LN franchises, most of the people buying the show already know the twist so it shouldn't have much of an impact I'd imagine.

May 3, 2014 8:29 AM by RyanSaotome

Kaioshin_Sama said:
rederoin said:
***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.


The expectation from franchise fans is that if tomorrows episode is good it can singlehandedly save that anime Blu-Ray fortunes assuming the franchise faithful haven't already given up on the adaptation.


Damn, can one episode really make all the difference??

May 2, 2014 9:29 PM by Calculus94

rederoin said:
***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.


The expectation from franchise fans is that if tomorrows episode is good it can singlehandedly save that anime Blu-Ray fortunes assuming the franchise faithful haven't already given up on the adaptation.

May 2, 2014 9:04 PM by PeacingOut

silverwalls said:
^ so much for one of the most hyped shows of the season, huh..
kamigami no asobi on the other hand got an event ticket boost


well the novels sell like hotcakes so I don't think it matters too much honestly, if anything the anime will help it sell even more than it already is

May 2, 2014 10:06 AM by Calculus94

^ so much for one of the most hyped shows of the season, huh..
kamigami no asobi on the other hand got an event ticket boost

May 2, 2014 10:00 AM by silverwalls

***,541位/***,490位 ★ (***,625 pt) [*,*21予約] 2014/06/25 Mekaku City Actors (完全生産限定版) [Blu-ray]

Mekaku City Actors just went outside the top 500.

May 2, 2014 9:52 AM by rederoin

hpulley said:
Rachmaninow said:
Does anyone know what's up with JoJo SC's opening single? Wasn't it released on the 23rd? If so, shouldn't it then be rocking those CD charts? What's up, Japan?
Was it missed? It certainly ranked. Yep, just missed:

*13 **9,866 *,**9,866 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders OP "STAND PROUD" by HASHIMOTO Jin

Thanks for the confirmation. Ironic how one of the season's best songs gets overlooked like this. Sasuga.

May 2, 2014 8:58 AM by Rachmaninow

Hahalollawl said:
hpulley said:
They're getting 2nd cour/seasons!

2.2 Hamatora
1.2 Space Dandy
1.2 Nobunaga the Fool
1.1 Buddy Complex
0.2 Strange+

I assume they were all actually split cour, just not originally announced as such.


I don't think nobunaga the fool was split cour...

But the one that stands out as a WTF for me is Buddy Complex. The sales seem bad so why are they going forward with another season so much later? Why not cut your losses? Does Sunrise see something I don't? Is there a bunch of merchandise making tons of money that I'm not aware of? Did they simply plan it as a split cour and now there is no turning back?


Buddy Complex is made to advertise a Cell Phone game for Namco Bandai. Not sure how popular the cell phone game is, but as a result of being a direct subsidiary of Namco Bandai Sunrise kind of does things differently than most anime studios in that they have like 12 sub studios each with their own producer and that their considerations are largely multimedia related and vertically and horizontally integrated as such within the Namco Bandai family which has a stake in everything from toys to games to music to anime to amusement parks.

May 1, 2014 10:00 PM by PeacingOut

So is JoJo not being sold at Amazon or something?

May 1, 2014 8:53 PM by RyanSaotome

If chaika's rise is due to trolls, then those seem to be some pesky/persistent trolls...coming back for round two?

May 1, 2014 7:13 PM by Hahalollawl