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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Apr 28 - May 4

by tsubasalover
May 6, 2014 4:20 AM | 63 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for April 28th - May 4th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 9,047 **9,047 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.5
*2. 2,648 *32,925 Monogatari Series: Second Season Onimonogatari Vol.1 Shinobu Time Part.1 Limited Edition
*3. 1,739 *17,947 Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Limited Edition
*4. 1,719 **8,790 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.4
*5. 1,566 146,529 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Limited Edition
*6. 1,428 **1,428 Nourin Vol.2
*7. 1,286 **1,286 BlazBlue: Alter Memory Vol.5 Limited Edition
*8. 1,281 *10,891 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.6
(cut-off 1,281)


DVD
*1. 2,234 *,**9,720 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.4
*2. *,888 *,***,888 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.5
*3. *,661 1,245,571 Tonari no Totoro
*4. *,650 *,**4,370 Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Limited Edition
*5. *,603 *,*14,835 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari Regular Edition
*6. *,511 *,**4,182 Monogatari Series: Second Season Onimonogatari Vol.1 Shinobu Time Part.1 Limited Edition
*7. *,451 *,**2,722 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.6
*8. *,427 *,**6,599 Precure Ending Movie Collection: Minna de Dance!
*9. *,366 *,**2,174 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.4 Limited Edition
10. *,365 *,**1,819 Hamatora The Animation Vol.1 Limited Edition
11. *,363 *,**1,142 Crayon Shin-chan Kitto Best☆Gyoushuku! Nohara Hiroshi
12. *,310 *,535,132 Majo no Takkyuubin
13. *,290 *,**1,519 Nisekoi Vol.2 Limited Edition
14. *,284 *,***,284 Nourin Vol.2
(cut-off 284)


CD Single
*3. 23,555 *23,555 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Renji Kotobuki "Itoshiki Hito e" by Renji Kotobuki (CV: Showtaro Morikubo)
*7. 16,779 *16,779 The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Master Nao Kamiya "2nd SIDE" by Nao Kamiya (CV: Eriko Matsui)
*8. 15,854 *15,854 The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Master Shouko Hoshi "Doku Kinoko Densetsu" by Shouko Hoshi (CV: Satsumi Matsuda)
*9. 15,359 *15,359 Haikyuu!! OP "Imagination" by SPYAIR
11. 14,746 *14,746 The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Master Sae Kobayagawa "HANAKANZASHI" by Sae Kobayagawa (CV: Rika Tachibana)
12. 14,507 *14,507 The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Master Yuuko Hori "Miracle Telepathy" by Yuuko Hori (CV: Eri Suzuki)
14. 10,110 *76,040 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season OP "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" by μ's
18. *4,803 **4,803 Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara OP "Cupi-Doo Revue" by Aoi Yuuki
19. *4,758 **4,758 Kamigami no Asobi ED "REASON FOR…" by Apollon Agana Belea (CV: Miyu Irino), Hades Aidoneus (CV: Daisuke Ono), Tsukito Totsuka (CV: Yuuto Uemura), Takeru Totsuka (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga), Balder Hringhorni (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya), Loki Laevatein (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya)
20 *4,597 *14,463 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders OP "STAND PROUD" by Jin Hashimoto
21. *4,584 **4,584 Aikatsu! 2nd Season OP/ED "SHINING LINE*/Precious" by STAR☆ANIS
23. *4,508 **4,508 Kamigami no Asobi OP "TILL THE END" by Apollon Agana Belea (CV: Miyu Irino), Hades Aidoneus (CV: Daisuke Ono), Tsukito Totsuka (CV: Yuuto Uemura), Takeru Totsuka (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga), Balder Hringhorni (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya), Loki Laevatein (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya)
30. *3,345 *19,985 Youkai Watch ED "Youkai Taisou Daiichi" by Dream5
34. *2,857 **2,857 Selector Infected WIXOSS OP "killy killy JOKER" by Kanon Wakeshima
36. *2,420 *22,682 Nisekoi OP "STEP" by ClariS
38. *2,260 **2,260 Tamako Love Story ED "Principle" by Aya Suzaki
41. *1,932 **1,932 Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou OP "Itsuka no, Ikutsuka no Kimi to no Sekai" by fhána
44. *1,807 **1,807 Nobunaga the Fool OP "Breakthrough" by JAM Project
47. *1,655 *10,476 Akuma no Riddle OP "Soushou Innocence" by Maaya Uchida
50. *1,593 **1,593 Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara ED "Kanojo ga Flag wo Tateru Wake" by YELL (Ibuki Kido, Ai Kayano, Kana Asumi, Kana Hanazawa, Yoko Hikasa, Ayaka Suwa)
52. *1,464 **1,464 Blade and Soul ED "RAINBOW" by LEGO BIG MORL
54. *1,411 *82,967 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
57. *1,327 *19,436 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan ED "Family Party" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
59. *1,124 137,393 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by SEKAI NO OWARI
60. *1,110 **3,262 Kenzen Robo Daimidaler OP "Kenzen Robo Daimidaler" by Endohkai
81. **,689 **8,584 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Character Song Duet Series Vol.8 (ZERO GAME) by Atsushi Murasakibara (CV: Kenichi Suzumura), Tatsuya Himuro (CV: Kishou Taniyama)
84. **,672 **2,415 Hitsugi no Chaika OP "DARAKENA" by Iori Nomizu
86. **,663 **3,998 Wake Up! Girls IN "Gokujou Smile" by I-1club
92. **,638 256,655 Shingeki no Kyojin OP "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa)" by Linked Horizon
(cut-off 638)


CD Album
11. *7,641 **7,641 The Idolm@ster "The Idolm@ster Million Live!" The Idolm@ster Live The@ter Performance 13 by Ami Futami (CV:Asami Shimoda), Subaru Nagayoshi (CV: Yuka Saitou), Akane Nonohara (CV: Saki Ogasawara), Konomi Baba (CV: Minami Takahashi)
16. *4,883 *91,208 Nana Mizuki "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" by Nana Mizuki
19. *3,381 **3,381 Sukima Switch 10th Anniversary "Symphonic Sound of SukimaSwitch" by Sukima Switch
38. *1,749 213,191 Yuzu "Shin Sekai" by Yuzu
41. *1,658 *57,524 Aki Angela "Tapestry of Songs - The Best of Angela Aki" by Angela Aki
44. *1,587 **1,587 The Prince of Tennis II "Memorial Best -Paradise Parade-" by Various Artists
52. *1,460 *20,958 Rihwa "BORDERLESS" by Rihwa
56. *1,362 146,048 Jin "Mekakucity Records" by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
58. *1,293 *17,630 Aikatsu! Best Album "Calendar Girls" by STAR☆ANIS
61. *1,207 **1,207 Kuroko no Basket Radio CD "Kuroko no Basket Housou Iinkai" Vol.5 by Kensho Ono, Yuuki Ono
65. *1,042 *70,699 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
77. **,909 **4,005 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Web Radio DJCD "Hito ni Kibishiku" by Hiroki Yasumoto, etc.
81. **,852 118,711 Jin "Mekakucity Days" by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
(cut-off 852)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 63 Comments Recent Comments

Makes me hopeful that we will eventually get second series of Sidonia. Together with Mushishi, its pretty much the only show worth of attention this season.

May 13, 2014 6:36 AM by Ahenshihael

Just put the new v2 drops.


Love Live is en-route to having a chance at having one of the best selling anime volumes of all time. But it has a huge drop, even Uta Pri did not have this kind of drop, its drop is estimated at 75%. Kamigami no Asobi also still has a big drop(82%) and2 other series also have a 50% drop(Haikyuu!!(v3) and Captain Earth)

May 12, 2014 11:32 AM by rederoin

It feels so weird having the top 40 or so on Amazon mostly consisting of shows and/or franchises I either really like or kind of like. I don't think this has ever happened before and I'm not sure how to react or what to think. Almost consistently it's the shows I tend to loathe the most by those that I feel deserve to be rewarded financially for producing them the least that tend to get the most preorders in a season so I'm kind of thinking like, "Is this some sort of trick?" but no you've got Love Live which is one of the more decent cute girls shows as the number 1 disc again.....somehow, Gundam Unicorn Vol 7 right behind as number 2 which I can't wait for, Turn A Gundam Blu-Ray Box which is one of if not the very first anime I ever saw in it's original language uncut and thus one of the most important to me but was supposed to never be all that popular in Japan, Persona 3 which is based on part of my favorite JPRG franchise, Knights of Sidonia, Tiger and Bunny: The Rising which I look forward to seeing when it's out as well and the original Mobile Suit Gundam Movie trilogy back from the early 80's.

This tells me two things, one there is indeed still an audience out there for these sorts of shows and two, Sunrise is really going to clean up this year in multiple genres, formats and demographics and sci-fi military anime might be making a bit of a comeback. It's almost like Japan is trying to tell someone something here lol.

May 12, 2014 11:02 AM by PeacingOut

^ We're just in the middle of the season. There could be late boosts, storefront sales coming up.

May 11, 2014 9:22 PM by volare1

I was curious if Sidonia dropping out of the teens earlier was a sign of it tailing off or the result of new shows getting solicited (WIXOSS/Jojo). Perhaps it was the latter as Sidonia seems to have gone back up. 8-10k does not seem impossible. I suppose we shall see...overall though anyone else not that impressed with the overall sales numbers? I guess since there have been so few hits lately I thought (or was hoping) we would see more shows this season selling around 10k...Especially since there are so many new shows that you would think they would appeal to many fanbases...

May 11, 2014 1:29 PM by Hahalollawl

^ Love Live is so famous now, even Gene Simmons knows about it :D

https://twitter.com/ninjagnome/status/465542558475501568/photo/1

May 11, 2014 12:39 PM by ThangLong

I posted the weekly sales estimate.




***,**1位/***,**2位 ★ (*30,116 pt) [*,245予約] 2014/06/20 ラブライブ! 2nd Season 1 (特装限定版) [Blu-ray]

Nice episode boost for Love Live!, its back at 1#.

May 11, 2014 11:10 AM by rederoin

^ I think they could earn more money if they sell the cards separately though. But if the producers want high disc sales for the sake of high disc sales by including insane extras, then that's their choice.

May 9, 2014 9:04 AM by volare1

hpulley said:
rederoin said:
***,*12位/***,*10位 ★ (---,--- pt) [*,**0予約] 2014/08/27 【Amazon.co.jp限定】「selector infected WIXOSS」BOX 1(オリジナルステッカー付)(WIXOSSスターターデッキ付)(初回限定版) [Blu-ray]
***,*14位/***,*14位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 2014/08/27 「selector infected WIXOSS」BOX 1(WIXOSSスターターデッキ付) (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]

Nice one, Wixoss.
Important note is the starter deck with special cards unavailable elsewhere.

Yup.

Now this is how you do extras that aren't event tickets. From what i've seen, the card game became rather popular. I could sell a lot just because of those extras.

May 9, 2014 6:58 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
***,*12位/***,*10位 ★ (---,--- pt) [*,**0予約] 2014/08/27 【Amazon.co.jp限定】「selector infected WIXOSS」BOX 1(オリジナルステッカー付)(WIXOSSスターターデッキ付)(初回限定版) [Blu-ray]
***,*14位/***,*14位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 2014/08/27 「selector infected WIXOSS」BOX 1(WIXOSSスターターデッキ付) (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]

Nice one, Wixoss.
Important note is the starter deck with special cards unavailable elsewhere.

May 9, 2014 6:38 AM by hpulley

***,*12位/***,*10位 ★ (---,--- pt) [*,**0予約] 2014/08/27 【Amazon.co.jp限定】「selector infected WIXOSS」BOX 1(オリジナルステッカー付)(WIXOSSスターターデッキ付)(初回限定版) [Blu-ray]
***,*14位/***,*14位 ★ (---,--- pt) [-,---予約] 2014/08/27 「selector infected WIXOSS」BOX 1(WIXOSSスターターデッキ付) (初回限定版) [Blu-ray]

Nice one, Wixoss.

May 9, 2014 4:57 AM by rederoin

volare1 said:


Too early to call Sidionia having 10k sales yet. It is high because it will be out in weeks but the fact that it is ranking high right now is saying it is selling well regardless of release date. But I think even 10k average for Sidonia isn't going to happen. Hopefully it will stay consistent until the end to crush my prediction.


Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think anyone here suggested that Sidonia hitting that high was a sure thing, but I wanted to know if it had a shot. If it gets somewhere between 8k and 10k that would still be pretty impressive imo.

May 8, 2014 9:31 PM by Hahalollawl

WIXOSS amazon limited edition at 10th place.

Free custom deck bundled. Not bad.

Too early to call Sidionia having 10k sales yet. It is high because it will be out in weeks but the fact that it is ranking high right now is saying it is selling well regardless of release date. But I think even 10k average for Sidonia isn't going to happen. Hopefully it will stay consistent until the end to crush my prediction.

Also congrats to Madoka Rebellion for outselling Hagaren shamballa. I guess beating One Piece movies is unlikely but we'll see.

May 8, 2014 8:11 PM by volare1

hpulley said:
Hahalollawl said:
@hpulley

So to confirm, you do think there is an advantage to Sidonia releasing on May 28 instead of late June or early July? And if that is the case why are almost all of the other shows releasing later? Shouldn't they want to release earlier too? Or are they just not able to finish their first volumes fast enough to release earlier?
I cannot 'confirm' anything. It is hard to say if a later release would allow more people to buy it or fewer. But I think having it too early would be bad and too late is also detrimental. You want people to have seen enough of the show to know they want to buy it, but not so much additional time that they might have decided to buy other shows instead.

As for why it is early, Sidonia being mostly or all CG I think likely makes the finished product easier to make. Hand fix ups take longer.


I was asking you to confirm your opinion lol. Neither of us knows for sure obviously, but I wanted to confirm that that was what you thought.

Edit: You should probably already know that I think highly of your opinion when it comes to sales.

May 8, 2014 1:11 PM by Hahalollawl

Hahalollawl said:
@hpulley

So to confirm, you do think there is an advantage to Sidonia releasing on May 28 instead of late June or early July? And if that is the case why are almost all of the other shows releasing later? Shouldn't they want to release earlier too? Or are they just not able to finish their first volumes fast enough to release earlier?
I cannot 'confirm' anything. It is hard to say if a later release would allow more people to buy it or fewer. But I think having it too early would be bad and too late is also detrimental. You want people to have seen enough of the show to know they want to buy it, but not so much additional time that they might have decided to buy other shows instead.

As for why it is early, Sidonia being mostly or all CG I think likely makes the finished product easier to make. Hand fix ups take longer.

May 8, 2014 12:59 PM by hpulley

@hpulley

So to confirm, you do think there is an advantage to Sidonia releasing on May 28 instead of late June or early July? And if that is the case why are almost all of the other shows releasing later? Shouldn't they want to release earlier too? Or are they just not able to finish their first volumes fast enough to release earlier?

May 8, 2014 12:33 PM by Hahalollawl

I am surprise that Infinite Stratos 2 Vol. 6 is still in the list...

May 8, 2014 11:57 AM by xmanga

Hahalollawl said:
hpulley said:
Get them to buy your series instead of others and lock it in.


Ehhhhhh I'm skeptical of that. Do people take into account the release date when preordering? You can still buy it after it's been released...right?

Although that does seem like a good reason to start airing a show early.
You are writing this on the sales thread. Look at past results and you know that almost all releases sell the majority of discs in the first week they go on sale, most on prerelease and release day. Again I remind you that NagiAsu cases are very rare.

So people are not going to wait for July to buy Sidonia. Most will buy it May 27-30. The vast majority will have preordered it beforehand but some may pick it up on a whim that weekend.

Now, that said, aside from the small list of shows that are not yet solicited, you can pre-order most other shows already. So it may not bump other shows out, people likely have put their other orders in by now as well. But they do need to make up their mind sooner for Sidonia.

May 8, 2014 11:50 AM by hpulley

tsubasalover said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for April 28th - May 4th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 9,047 **9,047 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.5
*6. 1,428 **1,428 Nourin Vol.2


DVD
*1. 2,234 *,**9,720 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.4
*2. *,888 *,***,888 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Vol.5


go go aoki ars nova :D okay for kuroko and nourin too :>

tsubasalover said:
Preliminary DVD & Blu-ray Sales Rankings for Winter 2014 (First Volumes)

20. *1,206 Nobunaga The Fool

25. **,443 Nobunagun [BD-Box/DVD-Box]



really sad for nobunaga series, especially nobunagun. it has good story development and plot :\

May 8, 2014 3:01 AM by Cavendish-san

hpulley said:
Get them to buy your series instead of others and lock it in.


Ehhhhhh I'm skeptical of that. Do people take into account the release date when preordering? You can still buy it after it's been released...right?

Although that does seem like a good reason to start airing a show early.

May 7, 2014 11:49 PM by Hahalollawl