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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jun 16 - 22

by tsubasalover
Jun 24, 2014 1:48 AM | 75 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for June 16th - 22nd

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

Blu-ray
*1. 82,119 *82,119 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. 46,335 *46,335 Kaze Tachinu
*3. *6,839 **6,839 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.1 Limited Edition
*4. *6,720 **6,720 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.6
*5. *5,168 **5,168 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Vol.4
*6. *4,541 **4,541 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Vol.4
*7. *4,046 **4,046 Gundam Build Fighters Blu-ray BOX Vol.2 High Grade Limited Edition
*8. *3,802 **3,802 Gundam Build Fighters Blu-ray BOX Vol.2 Standard Edition
*9. *3,658 **3,658 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.1
10. *3,522 **3,522 Saki: Zenkoku-hen Vol.4
11. *3,355 **3,355 Witch Craft Works Vol.4
12. *3,084 **3,084 Tesagure! Bukatsumono Encore Vol.3
13. *2,886 111,514 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,886)


DVD
*1. 63,111 *,*63,111 Kaze Tachinu
*2. *6,743 *,**6,743 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.6
*3. *4,964 *,**4,964 Diamond no Ace Vol.1
*4. *3,143 *,*51,559 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
*5. *2,113 *,**2,113 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.7
*6. *1,855 *,*13,078 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Regular Edition
*7. *1,179 *,**5,872 Initial D Final Stage Vol.1
*8. *1,075 *,*14,438 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Deluxe Edition
*9. *1,060 *,**1,060 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.1 Limited Edition
10. *1,047 *,**1,047 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.1
11. **,921 *,***,921 Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live DVD-BOX Vol.2
12. **,745 *,**5,027 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.4 A-ver Limited Edition
13. **,733 *,***,733 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Vol.4
14. **,488 *,***,488 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Vol.4
15. **,447 *,***,447 Gundam Build Fighters Vol.7
16. **,398 *,***,398 Detective Conan Part 22 Vol.6
17. **,395 *,***,395 Akuma no Riddle Vol.1
18. **,392 1,249,303 Tonari no Totoro
19. **,371 *,***,371 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen Vol.13
20. **,290 *,***,290 Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara Vol.1
21. **,260 *,***,260 Saki: Zenkoku-hen Vol.4
(cut-off 260)


CD Single
*3. 39,415 39,415 Makakucity Actors OP/ED "daze/days" by Jin
*4. 18,082 18,082 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!/ IN "RamuneIro Senshun" by 765 PRO ALLSTARS
14. *6,129 52,198 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!" by μ's
17. *5,287 *5,287 Tenkai Knights ED "Shunkan Diamond" by Rurika Yokoyama
20. *4,749 *4,749 Yowamushi Pedal Character Songs Vol. 8 (Best Rival/Last Climb) by Yuusuke MAkishima (CV: Showtaro Morikubo) / Jinpachi Toudou (CV: Tetsuya Kakihara)
21. *4,246 65,840 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamoda
24. *3,497 *3,497 M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane OP "Re:REMEMBER" by May'n
25. *3,195 *3,195 Yowamushi Pedal Character Songs Vol.7 (GO BEYOND THE LINE / Like a Long Lance) by Hayato Shinkai (CV: Satoshi Hino) / Touichirou Izumida (CV: Atsushi Abe)
27. *2,595 *2,595 Saikyou Ginga Ultimate Zero: Battle Spirits ED "Itazura Taiyou" by i☆Ris
28. *2,564 *2,564 Kamigami no Asobi Kamikyokushuu Apollon & Hades (Bubble Shine / I MISS YOU) by Apollon Agaha Belea (CV: Miyu Irino) & Hades Aidoneus (CV: Daisuke Ono)
31. *2,330 12,478 Haikyuu!! ED "Tenchi Gaeshi" by NICO touches the Walls
34. *2,191 58,851 Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (TV) OP "Butterfly Effect" by Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku
37. *2,097 52,081 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Yume no Tobira" by μ's
38. *2,088 *2,088 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 1 Cocoa & Chino (Zentekougata Irasshaimase) by Cocoa (CV: Ayane Sakura) & Chino (CV: Inori Mizuzawa)
39. *2,014 *2,014 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 2 Cocoa & Rize (Rabbit Hole) by Cocoa (CVV: Ayane Sakura) & Rize (Risa Taneda)
42. *1,733 22,005 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? OP "Daydream café" by Petit Rabbit's (CV: Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase, Risa Taneda, Satomi Sato, Maaya Uchida)
44. *1,683 34,431 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V OP "Believe x Believe" by Choutokkyuu
45. *1,550 *1,550 Dragon Ball Kai (2014) OP "Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go" by Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)
48. *1,454 *5,361 Majin Bone OP "Legend Is Born" by Kazuki Katou
53. *1,203 16,506 No Game No Life OP "This game" by Konomi Suzuki
62. *1,094 92,644 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season OP "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" by μ's
66. *1,028 61,052 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season ED "Donna Toki mo Zutto" by μ's
67. *1,017 46,155 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "Rising Hope" by LiSA
69. *1,001 10,295 Black Bullet ED "Tokohana/Wasurenai Tame ni" by Nagi Yanagi
70. **,980 90,989 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
72. **,946 28,933 Haikyuu!! OP "Imagination" by SPYAIR
77. **,906 28,162 Black Bullet OP "black bullet" by fripSide
83. **,846 16,606 Isshuukan Friends. ED "Kanade" by Kaori Fujimiya (CV: Sora Amamiya)
85. **,790 26,767 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn ED "StarRingChild EP" by Aimer
91. **,734 11,548 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? ED "Poppin Jump♪" by Chimame-tai (CV: Inori Minase, Sora Tokui, Rie Murakawa)
(cut-off 734)


CD Album
*3. 32,176 353,394 Namie Amuro "Ballada" by Namie Amuro
*9. 16,621 *16,621 9nine "MAGI9 PLAYLAND" by 9nine
19. *8,390 **8,390 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Mini Album Vol.2 Ryouta Kise -Never Copy Myself- by Ryouta Kise (CV: Ryouhei Kimura)
31. *3,418 *53,733 ClariS "Party Time" by ClariS
63. *1,414 *57,005 flumpool The Best 2008-2014 "MONUMENT" by flumpool
76. *1,176 *35,019 Misoshiru's "Me So She Loose" by Misoshiru's
78. *1,159 *10,792 Magi "The Best of Magi" by Various Artists
100. **,847 *76,688 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
(cut-off 847)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 75 Comments Recent Comments

LL doesn't deserve such sales tbh. The animation in-between performances is really crappy and not something I'd expect to see from Sunrise. It'd be a different story if it was redone for the BD releases.

Nozomi best girl, by the way. I mean come on, can't get any more obvious, fellas.

Jun 25, 2014 11:58 AM by Rachmaninow

Pretty OK sales for Ace of the Diamond (DVD), I'm glad

Jun 25, 2014 11:40 AM by hiromee

This time the only thing interesting is watching love live on the list. the second season is better than the first.

Jun 25, 2014 10:32 AM by minimiau

had fun reading all your opinions about Love Live!'s sales.

but

hpulley said:

LoveLive! School Idol Project should be commended on how well oiled their multi-media cross marketing machine has become, not criticized for offering bonus items.


This

Jun 25, 2014 9:57 AM by GitahMuttan

hpulley said:
It really is all about the bonuses these days. While we all love anime, the people who buy it need more than just a disc in a box now. If you just want the anime then... well, you can probably download a pretty good copy of it and then you don't even need to get your ass off the couch to put the next disc in. From the box, sleeve, cover down to the label on the disc, buyers of physical media enjoy the whole experience and the more you can pack in the box, the better chance there is that people will think of buying it.

Bonuses are the perfect way to get the fans involved in other parts of the franchise and importantly for the large multimedia companies, into other media and other franchises they own. Want the LoveLive! bonus item in the Dengeki-G's magazine? So you buy it... and you happen to read the magazine and hey, there's this other series you didn't know about. Now they not only have you buying other LoveLive! products but other Dengeki products as well. You buy a LoveLive! book and leaflets for other books fall out.

Really, putting just a Bluray in the box is a lost opportunity today. Many 'Bonus' items are really teasers to get you to buy the books, then there are books with bundled OVAs to get you to buy the other Blurays, card games that point you to the anime, anime that point you to the card game... you get a few free cards in the Bluray volume which makes you want to try the game, buy booster packs. All very infectious.

QFT.

Rather than trying to stop piracy (that fight is lost anyway and will only result in lost of freedom/privacy in our every day life on the Internet anyway) this shows again that not just selling the BR alone is a good way to make it sell. It's not like people don't want BD.
It's extremely costly (I mean, did you see the PRICE? especially in japan? And you have to buy several for a single series...) for no reward except for the satisfaction of owning a true copy, and the satisfaction of having send money to reward companies involved in creating what you liked.
That's all well and good, but with the current economy in crisis and the ridiculous prices of BD, that's just not going to be enough for most people.
So convincing people to buy them by giving them special reward outside of the BD itself is the most efficient way to sell. That way people don't have the feeling that they just bough for 3/4K Yen something that is available for free in three mouse click for anyone not bothering with copyright laws.

Jun 25, 2014 4:46 AM by Zefyris

It really is all about the bonuses these days. While we all love anime, the people who buy it need more than just a disc in a box now. If you just want the anime then... well, you can probably download a pretty good copy of it and then you don't even need to get your ass off the couch to put the next disc in. From the box, sleeve, cover down to the label on the disc, buyers of physical media enjoy the whole experience and the more you can pack in the box, the better chance there is that people will think of buying it.

Bonuses are the perfect way to get the fans involved in other parts of the franchise and importantly for the large multimedia companies, into other media and other franchises they own. Want the LoveLive! bonus item in the Dengeki-G's magazine? So you buy it... and you happen to read the magazine and hey, there's this other series you didn't know about. Now they not only have you buying other LoveLive! products but other Dengeki products as well. You buy a LoveLive! book and leaflets for other books fall out.

Really, putting just a Bluray in the box is a lost opportunity today. Many 'Bonus' items are really teasers to get you to buy the books, then there are books with bundled OVAs to get you to buy the other Blurays, card games that point you to the anime, anime that point you to the card game... you get a few free cards in the Bluray volume which makes you want to try the game, buy booster packs. All very infectious.

Speaking of Infected, WIXOSS hasn't sold a single disc yet and it is really successful. The card game has sold very well all over the place. Mission accomplished.

No Game No Life has had such a large light novel boost that the anime sales may not matter. Mission accomplished.

Haikyuu!! manga boost. Mission accomplished.

Doesn't always work of course. WUG has a mobage too but it isn't anywhere close to LoveLive! and neither are their CD or anime sales. Mission... limited success. There is no easy repeatable formula.

LoveLive! School Idol Project should be commended on how well oiled their multi-media cross marketing machine has become, not criticized for offering bonus items.

If you watch anime live in Japan in late night, almost all the ads on Tokyo MX are for other anime, manga, figures, games, anime song CDs, usually made by the same company putting on the anime. The anime really is an ad stream vehicle for them as nothing else will pay much for advertising in the midnight to 3am timeslot. This is why most companies like to have at least SOMETHING running now, even having anime that isn't going to sell well is OK if that anime is an advertising vehicle for their other anime from past seasons which has Blurays coming out now, magazines, manga, CDs, games, figures.

Jun 25, 2014 3:36 AM by hpulley

Cheesekao said:
Hoppy said:


I've bought BDs and magazines just for the extras before, it's not a big deal, you can get some neat premium tier items in Japanese magazines and BD volumes.

If it's just a small number of people I could chalk it up them being isolated incidents but when they come by the truckload I begin to wonder why.


Event ticket obviously. When the SSA only has 37k seats capacity, you'd be a fool to risk not getting a seat at the 2015 concert if you actually want to go to the concert and watch the seiyuu live performing past and recent songs from the franchise with the mannerisms of the characters they portray in the anime. It's called 2.5D idols, a blend between 3D and 2D. The 3rd concert BD+DVD has sold almost 37k copies, and not all attendants bought it, nor did some of the buyers attend the concert. But it is safe to assume that the number of people who will enter into the lottery will be above 37k, as the lottery application acceptance period runs from June 20 to July 21, and then again from July 26 to August 18. That is a long period for even more buyers to get Vol.1.

That guy who bought 55 copies was an extreme case. The singles (which don't have any bonuses bundled, insert song single 1/2 and the ED single) has sold above 50K/60K after a few weeks. The fanbase is clearly there for the anime, as the anime is one of the reasons why the fanbase has grown as big as it is. Before the anime, the latest single only sold 5K. So, the singles selling more than 10 times without any bonuses is big indeed.

And this also includes anime fans who want to see the girls live, the music fans. the mobage fans (the anime and music is also advertised in the game), idol fans. The problem with thinking these groups individually, is that they can be part of many or all of those groups I listed. Which is why it is not enough to not offer any type of bonuses in the anime BDs. If you have the fanbase, why not take advantage of it?

Jun 25, 2014 2:36 AM by Ejc

Hoppy said:


I've bought BDs and magazines just for the extras before, it's not a big deal, you can get some neat premium tier items in Japanese magazines and BD volumes.

If it's just a small number of people I could chalk it up them being isolated incidents but when they come by the truckload I begin to wonder why.

Jun 25, 2014 1:41 AM by Cheesekao

Cheesekao said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
A lot of people seem to be caught off guard as to just how popular Love Live is in Japan and even parts of Korea and Singapore. It's understandable cause the idol scene doesn't really exist over here, but I've seen the news and the video and even the pictures that really put it into perspective. Also that Yahoo Auctions people linked back, if you actually look at the product descriptions and images a lot of them are just people are actually auctioning off the UR card for the game or the event ticket that came with the disc. Even some of the results are for entirely unrelated products to the first volume disc Some of those are the disc itself too also set at the typical minimum bidding value of 500 yen, but for maybe half of the 150 or so results of an 82,000 unit selling volume....not quite as disposable a disc as some people are making it out to be.

Anyway I find it amusing how quickly the tone of certain people changes once it's not one of their favorite types of shows or favorite studio breaking a sales record and it's exactly the posters I would have expected too. Not that I think Love Live Vol 1 needs to break a first week single volumes sales record that has stood for almost 20 years now given what the show is surprisingly enjoyable as it might be, but all the attempts to downplay it seem kind of like the sour grapes I always get accused of.

Downplay? Nah. I just find the whole situation strangely amusing. The fact that some people buy something for the extras and and not the main package piques my curiosity. What exactly are they fans of? To what degree are they willing to go out of their way to obtain what they want?

There's also that guy who bought 55 copies for god knows what and another who bought like 30 CDs or something. Rabid fans aren't anything new but it's still a sight to behold.

Also, why don't you learn to be a little less bitter? There isn't some boogeyman out to get you. Forums are there for people to express their thoughts and opinion. Form counter arguments if you think their opinion of your opinion is wrong.


I've bought BDs and magazines just for the extras before, it's not a big deal, you can get some neat premium tier items in Japanese magazines and BD volumes.

Jun 24, 2014 9:46 PM by Hoppy

Kaioshin_Sama said:
A lot of people seem to be caught off guard as to just how popular Love Live is in Japan and even parts of Korea and Singapore. It's understandable cause the idol scene doesn't really exist over here, but I've seen the news and the video and even the pictures that really put it into perspective. Also that Yahoo Auctions people linked back, if you actually look at the product descriptions and images a lot of them are just people are actually auctioning off the UR card for the game or the event ticket that came with the disc. Even some of the results are for entirely unrelated products to the first volume disc Some of those are the disc itself too also set at the typical minimum bidding value of 500 yen, but for maybe half of the 150 or so results of an 82,000 unit selling volume....not quite as disposable a disc as some people are making it out to be.

Anyway I find it amusing how quickly the tone of certain people changes once it's not one of their favorite types of shows or favorite studio breaking a sales record and it's exactly the posters I would have expected too. Not that I think Love Live Vol 1 needs to break a first week single volumes sales record that has stood for almost 20 years now given what the show is surprisingly enjoyable as it might be, but all the attempts to downplay it seem kind of like the sour grapes I always get accused of.

Downplay? Nah. I just find the whole situation strangely amusing. The fact that some people buy something for the extras and and not the main package piques my curiosity. What exactly are they fans of? To what degree are they willing to go out of their way to obtain what they want?

There's also that guy who bought 55 copies for god knows what and another who bought like 30 CDs or something. Rabid fans aren't anything new but it's still a sight to behold.

Also, why don't you learn to be a little less bitter? There isn't some boogeyman out to get you. Forums are there for people to express their thoughts and opinion. Form counter arguments if you think their opinion of your opinion is wrong.

Jun 24, 2014 7:23 PM by Cheesekao

Those Love Live! numbers are beyond amazing! I love seeing it sell so much, though without a doubt it's going to see quite a drop for later volumes Hope it keeps up atleast 45k for on average.

Gochiusa doing well for the first volume. That show was a pleasant surprise for me this season. Glad to see it doing well. KNB keeping up great numbers. Can't wait til season 3! Akuma no Riddle not looking so good though. (I didn't like the show, but I liked that it hard dark themes and yuri in it. I'd like to see more like that, but with those sales that would discourage more being made. Sigghh.)

Chu-2 Ren doing decent, despite imo, not really deserving it. Terrible season and Engaged to the Unidentified still doing decent as well. I would have liked higher sales for it, but eh.

Jun 24, 2014 2:43 PM by marx-chan

I know that Japan loves its idols but... damn. That's all I have to say about that. And a solid start for Miyazaki's final film. Years ago, who would have thought that his final film would be out on BluRay before Spirited Away?

Jun 24, 2014 1:47 PM by dankzel

After searching it on amazonjp, yes it does have subs.

Mod Edit: Fixed user responding to himself which I first failed to notice

Jun 24, 2014 1:10 PM by Shuhan

Progeusz said:
ThangLong said:
I only quoted a part of what I said, here is the full point with better context:
Okay then.
But really, just the card alone is worth more than whole BD at 3,493 or even full price at 4,800.

It depends on people's luck and how highly they value an UR. A normal player (without paying for loveca) can get UR as well because the game gives a lot of bonuses by just consistent playing. So no one can put a price of an UR card into yen.

Jun 24, 2014 12:09 PM by ThangLong

*2. *6,743 *,**6,743 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.6
*3. *4,964 *,**4,964 Diamond no Ace Vol.1
*4. *3,143 *,*51,559 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
*5. *2,113 *,**2,113 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.7

Jun 24, 2014 11:27 AM by Mr_Gutts

Hoppy said:
Progeusz said:
Who are you talking about? My tone didn't change in the slightest.


He's referring to the haters like the one above with the "Fuck this gay Earth" gif.


I just find some of the attitudes amusing. People seem to think its a bad thing that Love Live has more to offer its fans as well as prospective ones than most franchises because its a huge multimedia franchise that transcends just anime and Bamco who are typically a nickel and diming kind of company are willing to sell volumes at a lower price than the average anime, a strategy that Mekaku City Actors is also employing (even lower in fact) as well as similarly opting for Event Tickets and music CDs to be included in the package. I don't understand why it should be held against the franchise, it just seems like good business strategy and planning. The first volumes record breaking success wasn't an accident that's for sure. If you really want to have huge sales these days you kind of need those extra little incentives and good price points.

Jun 24, 2014 11:24 AM by PeacingOut

ThangLong said:
I only quoted a part of what I said, here is the full point with better context:
Okay then.
But really, just the card alone is worth more than whole BD at 3,493 or even full price at 4,800.

iLostReason said:
Maki still best girl in my kokoro.


Actually, after S2 where Kotori didn't shine too much, I agree.

Jun 24, 2014 11:18 AM by Progeusz

Hoppy said:
iLostReason said:
Holy Love Live!...i bet it's all because of best girl, Maki ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


Maki is not the best girl, Umi is.

scytheavatar said:
iLostReason said:
Holy Love Live!...i bet it's all because of best girl, Maki ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


They did a huge Love Live popularity poll recently in Japan (with 14420 votes) and this is the result:


Maki still best girl in my kokoro.


Jun 24, 2014 11:08 AM by iLostReason

Does anyone know if The Wind Rises BD has English subs as well?

Jun 24, 2014 11:05 AM by Shuhan

Ahhhhhh my beloved Nagi-sama's Tokohana exceeded 10k. I'm so glad...She's amazing...excuse my inner nagi fanboy.

Also Konomi's No Game No Life OP over 16k very impressive.

Jun 24, 2014 10:56 AM by Hahalollawl