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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for May 26 - Jun 1

by Dunois
Jun 3, 2014 5:46 AM | 54 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for May 26th - June 1st

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

Blu-ray
*1. 32,309 32,309 Monogatari Series: Second Season Onimonogatari Vol.2 Shinobu Time Part.2 Limited Edition
*2. 10,333 10,333 Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy Box Premium Edition
*3. 10,202 10,202 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.7
*4. *7,754 *7,754 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.5
*5. *6,845 *6,845 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.5 Limited Edition
*6. *6,698 *6,698 Non Non Biyori Vol.6
*7. *5,971 *5,971 Sidonia no Kishi Vol.1 Limited Edition
*8. *5,789 *5,789 Love Live! School Idol Project Vol.5 Limited Special Edition
*9. *5,060 *5,060 Love Live! School Idol Project Vol.4 Limited Special Edition
10. *4,469 *4,469 Strike the Blood Vol.5 Limited Edition
11. *4,419 *4,419 Love Live! School Idol Project Vol.6 Limited Special Edition
12. *4,397 *4,397 Love Live! School Idol Project Vol.3 Limited Special Edition
13. *4,391 *4,391 Love Live! School Idol Project Vol.1 Limited Special Edition
14. *4,314 *4,314 Love Live! School Idol Project Vol.2 Limited Special Edition
15. *4,087 *4,087 Nisekoi Vol.3 Limited Edition
16. *4,066 *4,066 Witch Craft Works Vol.3
(cut-off 4,066)


DVD
*1. 8,316 *,**8,316 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.5
*2. 3,921 *,**3,921 Monogatari Series: Second Season Onimonogatari Vol.2 Shinobu Time Part.2 Limited Edition
*3. 2,466 *,**2,466 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 Vol.7
*4. 1,249 *,**1,249 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.5 Limited Edition
*5. 1,243 *,**1,243 Nisekoi Vol.3 Limited Edition
*6. 1,198 *,**1,198 Tonari no Seki-kun Vol.1
*7. 1,193 *,**1,193 Hamatora The Animation Vol.2 Limited Edition
*8. 1,177 *,**1,177 Tonari no Seki-kun Vol.2
*9. 1,098 *,**1,098 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.5 Limited Edition
10. *,999 *,***,999 Strike the Blood Vol.5 Limited Edition
11. *,888 *,***,888 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season Vol.6 Limited Edition
12. *,804 *,***,804 Log Horizon Vol.5
13. *,723 *,***,723 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.6
14. *,660 *,***,660 Non Non Biyori Vol.6
15. *,601 *,***,601 Danball Senki Wars Vol.8
16. *,573 *,***,573 Freezing Vibration Vol.6
17. *,564 *,***,564 Gundam Build Fighters Vol.6
18. *,542 *,***,542 Maken-Ki! Two Vol.3 Limited Edition
19. *,483 1,248,043 Tonari no Totoro
20. *,431 *,***,431 Linetown Vol.5
21. *,420 *,***,420 Nagi no Asukara Vol.6 Limited Edition
22. *,412 *,***,412 Tokyo Ravens Vol.6 Limited Edition
23. *,372 *,**5,818 Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth Limited Edition
24. *,368 *,***,368 D-Frag! Vol.3
(cut-off 368)


CD Single
*3. 40,710 *40,710 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Yume no Tobira" by μ's
11. 14,912 *14,912 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? OP "Daydream café" by Petit Rabbit's (CV: Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase, Risa Taneda, Satomi Sato, Maaya Uchida)
14. *8,766 **8,766 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? ED "Poppin Jump♪" by Chimame-tai (CV: Inori Minase, Sora Tokui, Rie Murakawa)
17. *4,655 *53,297 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamoda
19. *4,373 *22,441 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn ED "StarRingChild EP" by Aimer
20. *3,966 *11,059 No Game No Life OP "This game" by Konomi Suzuki
23. *3,543 **3,543 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Character Song "Hirake! Jigoku no Kama no Futa" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars
26. *3,083 *13,188 Isshuukan Friends. ED "Kanade" by Kaori Fujimiya (CV: Sora Amamiya)
27. *3,029 **3,029 Puchimas!!: Petit Petit iDOLM@STER ED "Ohayo○Sunshine/Hello*Lunch Time/Gunnai☆Starz" by 765PRO ALLSTARS featuring Puchidol
28. *2,799 *24,345 Black Bullet OP "black bullet" by fripSide
29. *2,717 **2,717 Puchimas!!: Petit Petit iDOLM@STER Character Song "Twelve Campaigns Vol.1" by Yayoi Takatsuki and Yaya (CV: Mayako Nigo) + Iori Minase and Io (CV: Rie Kugimiya)
30. *2,616 *42,480 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "Rising Hope" by LiSA
33. *2,540 *57,678 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season ED "Donna Toki mo Zutto" by μ's
39. *1,902 **1,902 Ping Pong The Animation ED "Bokura ni Tsuite" by Merengue
41. *1,751 **7,530 Sidonia no Kishi OP "Sidonia" by angela
44. *1,678 *89,021 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season OP "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" by μ's
46. *1,667 **1,667 Blade & Soul OP "Sayonara Usotsuki" by MimimemeMIMI
48. *1,614 **8,353 Yowamushi Pedal ED "Glory Road" by Team Hakone Gakuen (Juichi Fukutomi, Sangaku Manami, Jinpachi Toudou, Hayato Shinkai, Yasutomo Arakita, Touichirou Izumida)
49. *1,526 **6,629 Isshuukan Friends. OP "Niji no Kakera" by Natsumi Kon
51. *1,451 *25,803 Haikyuu!! OP "Imagination" by SPYAIR
52. *1,442 **1,442 Hamatora The Animation Character File Series: File 05 "Blues & Rise" by Ratio (CV: Yuuichi Nakamura)
56. *1,369 **5,099 No Game No Life ED "Oracion" by Shiro (CV: Ai Kayano)
59. *1,309 **1,309 Hamatora The Animation Character File Series: File 06 "Summer Venus" by Birthday (CV: Jun Fukuyama)
61. *1,205 *21,833 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders OP "STAND PROUD" by Jin Hashimoto
63. *1,129 *87,844 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
70. *1,001 **5,531 Yowamushi Pedal OP "Be As One" by Team Souhoku (Sakamichi Onoda, Shunsuke Imaizumi, Shoukichi Naruko, Shingo Kinjou, Yuusuke Makishima, Jin Tadokoro)
76. **,889 ***,889 Soul Eater NOT! ED "Yuugure Happy Call" by Tsugumi Harudori (CV: Haruka Chisuga), Meme Tatane (CV: Aoi Yuuki), Anya Hepburn (CV: Saori Hayami)
78. **,872 **4,428 Baby Steps OP "Believe in yourself" by Mao Abe
87. **,722 *24,315 Youkai Watch ED "Youkai Taisou Daiichi" by Dream5
88. **,708 140,376 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by SEKAI NO OWARI
95. **,632 **3,029 Soul Eater NOT! OP "monochrome" by Dancing Dolls!!
96. **,599 **6,977 Date A Live II OP "Trust in you" by sweet ARMS
(cut-off 599)


CD Album
*5. 26,989 *26,989 Misoshiru's "Me So She Loose" by Misoshiru's
15. *8,483 *49,778 flumpool The Best 2008-2014 "MONUMENT" by flumpool
34. *2,600 *11,356 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OST 4 by Various Artists
39. *2,206 **2,206 THE Yatou "10:10 pm" by THE Yatou
58. *1,255 **1,255 Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky "focus on Shiseikan Koukou" by Various Artists
63. *1,124 *61,369 Aki Angela "Tapestry of Songs - The Best of Angela Aki" by Angela Aki
73. *1,027 *96,945 Nana Mizuki "SUPERNAL LIBERTY" by Nana Mizuki
77. *1,000 **1,000 Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky OST by Koichiro Kameyama
80. **,977 **4,575 angela "Takarabako 2 - TREASURE BOX II-" by angela
85. **,909 **7,150 Yuru Yuri♪♪ 2nd Series BEST ALBUM "Yuru Yurizm♪2" by Various Artists
89. **,877 **4,157 Diabolik Lovers "Bloody Songs -SUPER BEST-" by Various Artists
91. **,859 217,814 Yuzu "Shin Sekai" by Yuzu
97. **,822 *74,038 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
100. **,793 149,909 Jin "Mekakucity Records" by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
(cut-off 793)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

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Wow the sheer force of Gundam Unicorns release managed to pull the Char's Counterattack Blu-Ray (original movie was from 1989) back into the top 100 for anime today. That's the story immediately preceding Unicorn so it shows that Unicorn has helped generate quite the interest in the classic. There's a lot of different Gundam in the top 100 anime on Amazon right now, it's neat to see.

Jun 6, 2014 12:25 PM by PeacingOut

DarkMoonWolf said:
I don't understand these guys...

I know that musical tastes are extremely personal, and no one should impose their own preference over another, but how can one of the most beautiful songs in recent animes be completely ignored...

Am I really the only one missing the OST of Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii or even just the single of Ame Furashi no Uta (Beautiful Rain - AKA: Tender Rain)??

This song is just... beautiful!!! Specially the Orchestra Version that is a little shorter and even more soft to the soul...
Was it released as a single? I bought the OST myself as I couldn't find any singles. The OST includes the OP, ED, Tender Rain, and more! A great deal and a great cover picture of Nike!

The OST did rank but low... though it should have been there last week when it ranked #46 (edit, and it was). Come check out The News Club where we track music discs down to 200 singles and 300 albums! This week's number for the Soredemo Sekai OST:
136 *46 ***,579 *,**2,164 **2 Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushi Original Soundtrack (それでも世界は美しい オリジナル・サウンドトラック) by YAMASHITA Kousuke (山下康介)

Jun 5, 2014 6:21 AM by hpulley

I don't understand these guys...

I know that musical tastes are extremely personal, and no one should impose their own preference over another, but how can one of the most beautiful songs in recent animes be completely ignored...

Am I really the only one missing the OST of Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii or even just the single of Ame Furashi no Uta (Beautiful Rain - AKA: Tender Rain)??

This song is just... beautiful!!! Specially the Orchestra Version that is a little shorter and even more soft to the soul...

Jun 5, 2014 4:34 AM by DarkMoonWolf

i really, really hope Black Bullet does well in Japan :'(

Jun 4, 2014 11:35 PM by Seifer12

I wonder if I'll ever finish second Monogatari. I barely passed the halfway mark and it already bored me halfway to death. That's why its sales surprise me even more.

Jun 4, 2014 10:15 AM by Antanaru

*1. 32,309 32,309 Monogatari Series: Second Season Onimonogatari Vol.2 Shinobu Time Part.2 Limited Edition
*6. *6,698 *6,698 Non Non Biyori Vol.6
Yay.I like what im seeing.

Jun 4, 2014 9:13 AM by iLostReason

Monogatari Again :p

I've just finished the first season

I Think I'm Gonna Put It On The Top Of "My Plan Of Watch"

Jun 4, 2014 9:13 AM by Yasser-kun

hublaa said:
wtf Love live


Humm, popular idols, has incredible cross over appeal to females as well as to non-otakus, and it's a perfectly safe animation for the main stream market.

Little surprise that it does well, and it is little surprise that most of the people buying it do not show up here.

Jun 4, 2014 8:34 AM by Takuan_Soho

unicorn still making money for gundam origins

Jun 4, 2014 8:20 AM by Mr_Gutts

TragicRomance said:
Dunois said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for May 26th - June 1st

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles
...
DVD
...
21. *,420 *,***,420 Nagi no Asukara Vol.6 Limited Edition
24. *,368 *,***,368 D-Frag! Vol.3
(cut-off 368)
...


This! Seriously, Nagi no Asukara and D-Frag deserve so much more...
Tomorrow hopefully the full Bluray lists will be out and you'll see that they got some more sales though still low. I enjoyed both of them but not enough to buy them.

Jun 4, 2014 3:43 AM by hpulley

Dunois said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for May 26th - June 1st

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

Blu-ray
*4. *7,754 *7,754 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.5
*5. *6,845 *6,845 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.5 Limited Edition
*6. *6,698 *6,698 Non Non Biyori Vol.6
15. *4,087 *4,087 Nisekoi Vol.3 Limited Edition
DVD
*1. 8,316 *,**8,316 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.5
*4. 1,249 *,**1,249 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.5 Limited Edition
*5. 1,243 *,**1,243 Nisekoi Vol.3 Limited Edition
*6. 1,198 *,**1,198 Tonari no Seki-kun Vol.1
*8. 1,177 *,**1,177 Tonari no Seki-kun Vol.2
*9. 1,098 *,**1,098 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.5 Limited Edition
12. *,804 *,***,804 Log Horizon Vol.5
14. *,660 *,***,660 Non Non Biyori Vol.6
21. *,420 *,***,420 Nagi no Asukara Vol.6 Limited Edition
24. *,368 *,***,368 D-Frag! Vol.3
(cut-off 368)


CD Single
20. *3,966 *11,059 No Game No Life OP "This game" by Konomi Suzuki
26. *3,083 *13,188 Isshuukan Friends. ED "Kanade" by Kaori Fujimiya (CV: Sora Amamiya)
49. *1,526 **6,629 Isshuukan Friends. OP "Niji no Kakera" by Natsumi Kon
51. *1,451 *25,803 Haikyuu!! OP "Imagination" by SPYAIR
56. *1,369 **5,099 No Game No Life ED "Oracion" by Shiro (CV: Ai Kayano)
96. **,599 **6,977 Date A Live II OP "Trust in you" by sweet ARMS

CD Album
100. **,793 149,909 Jin "Mekakucity Records" by Jin (Shizen no Teki P)
(cut-off 793)


This! Seriously, Nagi no Asukara and D-Frag deserve so much more...

Jun 4, 2014 2:52 AM by TragicRomance

wtf Love live

Jun 3, 2014 9:03 PM by hublaa

Tonari no seki kun 100000 star

Jun 3, 2014 7:21 PM by crazymonkey00

McRib said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:

I think he means moe otaku pandering my creepy and unsettling avatared friend. Historically they've gone after the military and model/hobby otaku crowd but now have branched out into music and marketing moe girls with studio 8.

They have certainly branched out, but that is what's popular now. However, it's not really any different than pandering to military/gunpla otaku from yesteryear. Idol shows are popular and Sunrise has a very popular franchise to bring in a lot of money. It's just like what they did with the mecha genre back in the 80s.

I was just saying that to call one different from the other is kind of silly since they're targeting the same group of people, just from different eras.


yeah that seems fair.

Jun 3, 2014 6:57 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:

I think he means moe otaku pandering my creepy and unsettling avatared friend. Historically they've gone after the military and model/hobby otaku crowd but now have branched out into music and marketing moe girls with studio 8.

They have certainly branched out, but that is what's popular now. However, it's not really any different than pandering to military/gunpla otaku from yesteryear. Idol shows are popular and Sunrise has a very popular franchise to bring in a lot of money. It's just like what they did with the mecha genre back in the 80s.

I was just saying that to call one different from the other is kind of silly since they're targeting the same group of people, just from different eras.

Jun 3, 2014 6:39 PM by McRib

Fai said:
Nothing interesting or good except for Sidonia.

Good to see it doing decently. Makes Season 2 far more possible.


Don't get too excited but the rumor mill is running on that front with some recent tweets from staffers of the anime hinting at the possibility of a split cour. Again nothing official yet, just behind the scenes social media chatter.

hpulley said:
Urek said:
...but, i have to agree with love life selling this well being riduculous. seriously japan/japanese otakus, why are you all hyped over idols? personally i dont mind if it sells and someone buying it, but it doing waaaay better than other animes listed there makes me actually wonder who are the guys spending tons of money to buy this stuff? o_o

glad to see monogatari doing well though. (as expected...)
What would you say if I told you I have every Bluray of LoveLive! and the Bakemonogatari franchise? All the LoveLive! concert Blurays and all the Nisioisin novels? Need a picture of them all together before you'll believe it? Will your universe collapse into a singularity, causing an anime big bang? No? It is true. I love and buy both shows and their original 'material', the novels in one case and the CDs in the other.

Why can't you just let people enjoy what they enjoy? Why do you exepect everyone will only enjoy and buy what you like??? Come on, people... if everyone liked the same thing there would be just one show on. It would be perfect for everyone and it would be at the top of the sales chart every week. What an exciting world that would be...

If you want to buy it, buy it. If not, don't buy it but don't question someone else's decision to buy it. They liked it a lot. You didn't. So what? Different taste does not mean you have good taste and they have shit taste.


Nope you can't do it that way on MAL. It's like sports, you have to pick one show a season and one show for all time and champion those ahead of all others and just never give anything else a real chance to show you what it's made of or show any sort of appreciation for what they accomplish. If you want to be a proper MAL poster you need to develop that sense of tunnel vision. :p

Actually yeah this post is really reasonable and down to Earth, hopefully you don't just get shit on from every direction for talking some actual sense.

Jun 3, 2014 5:12 PM by PeacingOut

Urek said:
...but, i have to agree with love life selling this well being riduculous. seriously japan/japanese otakus, why are you all hyped over idols? personally i dont mind if it sells and someone buying it, but it doing waaaay better than other animes listed there makes me actually wonder who are the guys spending tons of money to buy this stuff? o_o

glad to see monogatari doing well though. (as expected...)
What would you say if I told you I have every Bluray of LoveLive! and the Bakemonogatari franchise? All the LoveLive! concert Blurays and all the Nisioisin novels? Need a picture of them all together before you'll believe it? Will your universe collapse into a singularity, causing an anime big bang? No? It is true. I love and buy both shows and their original 'material', the novels in one case and the CDs in the other.

Why can't you just let people enjoy what they enjoy? Why do you exepect everyone will only enjoy and buy what you like??? Come on, people... if everyone liked the same thing there would be just one show on. It would be perfect for everyone and it would be at the top of the sales chart every week. What an exciting world that would be...

If you want to buy it, buy it. If not, don't buy it but don't question someone else's decision to buy it. They liked it a lot. You didn't. So what? Different taste does not mean you have good taste and they have shit taste.

Jun 3, 2014 5:06 PM by hpulley

Nothing interesting or good except for Sidonia.

Good to see it doing decently. Makes Season 2 far more possible.

Jun 3, 2014 4:36 PM by Fai

KNB doing good as usual. Also cool to see the Love Live! re-releases do well. Monogatari on top of course.

and all those singles, wooo. Haikyuu!! op still selling though, lol.

Jun 3, 2014 3:27 PM by marx-chan

Urek said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
jindo90 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Way to keep just barely keep pace with old Sunrise series 2014 anime. I mean Knights of Sidonia Vol 1 which is expected to be one of the seasons top selling series just barely kept pace with the best selling re release of Love Live Phase 1. That's not a good sign.

oh well, what do you expect from an anime without cute girls in it. it wouldn't be able to be a big hit anyway, so i pre-ordered the 1st volume. just glad that it was able to sell 6k in the 1st week. hopefully another 2k next week.
i just hope that the anime won't have an original ending since if the sales are good, they might actually follow the manga faithfully and make a season 2.


Oh yeah for a show that is just straight up and doesn't have to work the moe angle or pander to otaku in any particular way it's doing remarkably well. It seems to have tapped at least a portion of that audience that shows up for works like Gundam Unicorn and Space Battleship Yamato. It is still out there and there's a demand for shows like Knights of Sidonia and it's a rare comfort in this industry that a lot of times feels it turns it's back on people that just want a good show with good characters, an interesting setting and sense of purpose to the plot with no frills.


well, normally i disagree with your opinion (mostly in the monogatari forum and no, let not start another flame war here)

but, i have to agree with love life selling this well being riduculous. seriously japan/japanese otakus, why are you all hyped over idols? personally i dont mind if it sells and someone buying it, but it doing waaaay better than other animes listed there makes me actually wonder who are the guys spending tons of money to buy this stuff? o_o

glad to see monogatari doing well though. (as expected...)


If it makes you feel any better Love Live has like virtually no profile outside of Japan still. Anyway I guess I shouldn't post the picture of some dude with a receipt showing he bought 50 copies of the first disc. Love Live as a series can only ever realistically do as well as it is in Japan with it's idol crazed otaku of all ages though that said the cell phone game does seem to be doing at least okay so far outside of Japan and I'm honestly stunned it was even released internationally.

Also I don't think I start flame wars, I just tend to have differing opinions, beliefs and values from your average otaku that tends to focus solely on hyped and heavily advertised shows and then people that disagree with them freak out on me and tell me what a monster I am instead of just saying that they disagree and why and I eventually start to get annoyed at the immaturity of it all. :/

Also if you're a huge Monogatari fan why not just take solace in the fact that it's still doing better than most shows ever will? It's still the top selling single Blu-Ray this week by far and prints just as much money as Love Live for it's producers so there you go.

Jun 3, 2014 2:56 PM by PeacingOut