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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jun 23 - 29

by tsubasalover
Jul 1, 2014 2:19 AM | 101 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for June 23rd - 29th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 30,261 30,261 Monogatari Series: Second Season Koimonogatari Vol.1 Hitagi End Part 1 Limited Edition
*2. 15,072 97,191 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.1 Limited Edition
*3. *8,227 54,562 Kaze Tachinu
*4. *6,776 *6,776 No Game No Life Vol.1
*5. *6,594 *6,594 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.6 Limited Edition
*6. *6,469 *6,469 Sidonia no Kishi Vol.2 Limited Edition
*7. *4,838 *4,838 Mekakucity Actors Vol.1 Limited Edition
*8. *4,601 *4,601 Date A Live II Vol.1
*9. *4,380 *4,380 Strike the Blood Vol.6 Limited Edition
10. *3,923 *3,923 Nisekoi Vol.4 Limited Edition
11. *2,935 *2,935 Log Horizon Vol.6
12. *2,889 *2,889 Puchimas!!: Petit Petit iDOLM@STER Vol.2
13. *2,839 *2,839 Nagi no Asukara Vol.7 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,839)


DVD
*1. 18,052 *,*81,163 Kaze Tachinu
*2. *4,493 *,**4,493 Kamigami no Asobi Vol.1
*3. *4,215 *,**4,215 Mekakucity Actors Vol.1 Limited Edition
*4. *3,742 *,**3,742 Monogatari Series: Second Season Koimonogatari Vol.1 Hitagi End Part 1 Limited Edition
*5. *2,439 *,**9,182 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.6
*6. *2,029 *,*53,588 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
*7. *1,661 *,**1,661 No Game No Life Vol.1
*8. *1,311 *,*14,389 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Regular Edition
*9. *1,187 *,**1,187 Little Busters!: Refrain Vol.6 Limited Edition
10. *1,143 *,**1,143 Nisekoi Vol.4 Limited Edition
11. *1,064 *,**1,064 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.6 Limited Edition
12. *1,006 *,**1,006 Strike the Blood Vol.6 Limited Edition
13. **,962 *,***,962 Date A Live II Vol.1 Limited Edition
14. **,818 *,*15,256 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Deluxe Edition
15. **,786 *,***,786 Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone DVD-BOX Limited Edition
16. **,763 *,***,763 Log Horizon Vol.6
17. **,635 *,**6,507 Initial D Final Stage Vol.1
18. **,503 *,***,503 Danball Senki Wars Vol.9
19. **,453 *,***,453 Maken-Ki! Two Vol.4 Limited Edition
20. **,411 *,**1,471 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.1 Limited Edition
21. **,408 1,249,711 Tonari no Totoro
22. **,407 *,**2,520 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.7
23. **,391 *,***,391 Nagi no Asukara Vol.7 Limited Edition
24. **,379 *,***,379 Tokyo Ravens Vol.7 Limited Edition
(cut-off 379)


CD Single
*2. *39,516 *39,516 Naruto: Shippuuden ED "FLAME" by DISH// (included in Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~/FLAME)
*4. *26,277 *26,277 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Ai Mikaze (A.I) by Ai Mikaze (CV: Shouta Aoi)
*7. **9,082 *48,497 Makakucity Actors OP/ED "daze/days" by Jin
19. **3,796 *69,636 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamoda
22. **3,130 *55,328 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!" by μ's
26. **2,848 *20,930 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!/ IN "RamuneIro Senshun" by 765 PRO ALLSTARS
32. **2,428 **2,428 Petit Idolm@ster Twelve Campaign! Vol.3 Ritsuko Akitzuki & Chicchan + Haruka Amami & Haruka-chan (Q&A/Maemuke de Ikou♪) by Ritsuko Akizuki & Chicchan (Naomi Wakabayashi) / Haruka Amami & Haruka-chan (Eriko Nakamura)
45. **1,460 **3,548 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 1 Cocoa & Chino (Zentekougata Irasshaimase) by Cocoa (CV: Ayane Sakura) & Chino (CV: Inori Mizuzawa)
47. **1,426 *23,431 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? OP "Daydream cafe" by Petit Rabbit's (CV: Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase, Risa Taneda, Satomi Sato, Maaya Uchida)
48. **1,421 **3,435 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 2 Cocoa & Rize (Rabbit Hole) by Cocoa (CVV: Ayane Sakura) & Rize (Risa Taneda)
49. **1,391 *53,472 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Yume no Tobira" by μ's
56. **1,169 *13,647 Haikyuu!! ED "Tenchi Gaeshi" by NICO touches the Walls
59. **1,122 *17,628 No Game No Life OP "This game" by Konomi Suzuki
63. **1,066 *92,055 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
66. **1,028 **5,777 Yowamushi Pedal Character Songs Vol. 8 (Best Rival/Last Climb) by Yuusuke Makishima (CV: Showtaro Morikubo) / Jinpachi Toudou (CV: Tetsuya Kakihara)
69. ***,986 *47,141 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "Rising Hope" by LiSA
70. ***,981 *93,625 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season OP "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" by μ's
72. ***,968 **3,532 Kamigami no Asobi Kamikyokushuu Apollon & Hades (Bubble Shine / I MISS YOU) by Apollon Agaha Belea (CV: Miyu Irino) & Hades Aidoneus (CV: Daisuke Ono)
74. ***,926 *17,532 Isshuukan Friends. ED "Kanade" by Kaori Fujimiya (CV: Sora Amamiya)
77. ***,866 **4,061 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)
80. ***,803 *61,855 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season ED "Donna Toki mo Zutto" by μ's
83. ***,778 *29,711 Haikyuu!! OP "Imagination" by SPYAIR
86. ***,730 *29,568 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Ranmaru Kurosaki (Not Bad) by Ranmaru Kurosaki (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
91. ***,704 *28,866 Black Bullet OP "black bullet" by fripSide
100. ***,621 *10,916 Black Bullet ED "Tokohana/Wasurenai Tame ni" by Nagi Yanagi
(cut-off 621)


CD Album
*3. 20,333 373,727 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
*7. 13,784 *13,784 Sphere "4 colors for you"
*9. 10,625 *10,625 Aimer "Midnight Sun"
10. *9,878 **9,878 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn "UnChild" by SawanoHiroyuki[nzk]:Aimer
13. *8,020 **8,020 MUCC "THE END OF THE WORLD"
14. *6,449 **6,449 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova "Purest Blue" by Trident
25. *4,653 **4,653 Aikatsu! IN "POP ASSORT" by STAR☆ANIS
37. *3,195 **3,195 Kensho Ono "Touch the Style"
38. *3,117 **3,117 Nami Tamaki "NT GUNDAM COVER"
41. *2,899 **2,899 Tiger & Bunny Movie 2: The Rising OST by Yoshihiro Ike
43. *2,741 **2,741 Mushishi Zoku Shou "Mushinone Zoku" by Toshirou Masuda
56. *2,204 **2,204 ELISA "AS LIFE"
62. *2,115 *55,848 ClariS "Party Time"
75. *1,497 **9,887 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Mini Album Vol.2 Ryouta Kise -Never Copy Myself- by Ryouta Kise (CV: Ryouhei Kimura)
97. *1,120 *58,125 flumpool The Best 2008-2014 "MONUMENT"
99. *1,076 *17,697 9nine "MAGI9 PLAYLAND"
(cut-off 1,076)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

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so Gochuumon really hit 10k ...


Sales DVD Sales BD Sales Series Title
97,587 97,587 Love Live! 2nd Season
10,082 1,471 8,611 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
9,053 4,215 4,838 Mekaku City Actors
8,437 1,661 6,776 No Game No Life
7,556 7,556 Sidonia no Kishi
6,645 4,493 2,152 Kamigami no Asobi
5,563 962 4,601 Date A Live II
5,330 1,047 4,283 isshukan Friends.
3,106 3,106 Puchimas!! -Petit Idolmaster-
1,490 1,490 Hitsugi no Chaika
1,469 395 1,074 Akuma no Riddle
1,324 290 1,034 Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara
817 817 Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
679 679 Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to
362 362 Blade and Soul
0 Fuuun Ishin Dai Shogun

Jul 8, 2014 1:20 AM by moonnya

DinadanCarleon said:


Haters gonna Hate.
don't understand why that guy doesn't like NGNL.

i think NGNL is the most interesting anime last season.


Different strokes for different folks.
I thought NGNL was dumb, but I ain't gunna complain about it selling.
Not my money not my problem.

Jul 5, 2014 11:13 AM by marx-chan

Raniero said:
What do you guys think Mekaku will do overall, since it's 12 volumes?

6-7k with the event ticket drop.

Jul 5, 2014 4:54 AM by rederoin

What do you guys think Mekaku will do overall, since it's 12 volumes?

Jul 5, 2014 2:14 AM by Xushu

Maybe people (Japanese) have just gotten accustomed to not buy Madhouse anime based on popular source but their source adaptation instead, HxH, Deathnote, Chobits, Monster etc...
Oh and WATCH IT ON TV!!! because they watch TV you know ;)

Jul 4, 2014 6:24 PM by ichii_1

Hahalollawl said:

However, this could all be moot depending on how much Madhouse is even invested in these projects. Do we even know if they are a major investor in the production committees for these shows? If not, the sales may have little direct effect on their finances...


They have no investment in either show. It was Mahou Sensou that they wasted money on.

As for Mahouka, it's mission failed given the high expectations and lack of financial investment. The numbers do nothing to convince sponsors that Madhouse can make super profitable, super popular LN adaptations (also, any promotional benefit is limited since the light novels were already so popular before broadcast). However, NGNL succeeds where Mahouka fails.

Jul 4, 2014 4:20 PM by Yause

Takuan_Soho said:
Hahalollawl said:
Ehhh, not sure they're dancing in the streets with how Mahouka has done though. If before the season you told Madhouse that one of their shows would sell around 10k and the other around 5k you think they would have guessed it would turn out like this?


Madhouse has only had 2 shows that averaged above 10K per volume - Death Note and Chobits. And there has only been 115 series since 2000 that have averaged 10K per volume. So NGNL probably doing 9K, when all is said and done is a great success regardless of how their other show does.

Mahouka is looking like it will end in the 6-7K range, a disappointment in that they were probably hoping for more, but not a disaster. It's still 100% better than most spring animation


lol I wasn't trying to make an exact prediction about Mahouka, hence the "around 5k". It was more to highlight the difference between Mahouka and NGNL sales and how it seems like they probably didn't turn out in the order they expected.

Anyways, for some reason I got the impression that Mahouka was quite hyped and was supposed to have a shot at a 5 figure average, maybe the next SAO. Compared to that it does seem a bit of a disappointment so they might not be dancing in the streets about that. Without that kind of expectation though, 5-7k range would seem like a nice number. However, Mahouka also seems to have been pretty high budget in terms of animation so it might have cost quite a bit to produce as well...

However, this could all be moot depending on how much Madhouse is even invested in these projects. Do we even know if they are a major investor in the production committees for these shows? If not, the sales may have little direct effect on their finances...

Jul 4, 2014 2:52 PM by Hahalollawl

Hoppy said:
Buddy Complex seemed to be geared to a teenage male audience but failed at it.
Wasn't that aimed at females? Looked like tamer and gayer VVV. Honest question, pardon my ignorance, I never paid attention to this show after watching rather disappointing PV. I have most of the Gundams to catch up with in terms of mecha, they're much more important to me.

DinadanCarleon said:
Haters gonna Hate.
don't understand why that guy doesn't like NGNL.
He hates fun and is insecure, so he needs to justify his internet persona by pretending to have sophisticated tastes. No point in trying to reason with.

Hahalollawl said:
Ehhh, not sure they're dancing in the streets with how Mahouka has done though. If before the season you told Madhouse that one of their shows would sell around 10k and the other around 5k you think they would have guessed it would turn out like this?
Looking at their past records, I think they should be pretty satisfied with 5k for Mahouka. Also, Mahouka should sell more than 5k.
First week of Amazon version v1 is estimated at 6k. It's a strange case where only Amazon version is available on Amazon. That means that storefront effect could possibly be above average.
No event ticket (from what I see) or low price so it should be pretty consistent.
7k average won't surprise me in the slightest though I'm setting my expectations low around 5.5k

Jul 4, 2014 1:20 PM by Progeusz

Hahalollawl said:
Ehhh, not sure they're dancing in the streets with how Mahouka has done though. If before the season you told Madhouse that one of their shows would sell around 10k and the other around 5k you think they would have guessed it would turn out like this?


Madhouse has only had 2 shows that averaged above 10K per volume - Death Note and Chobits. And there has only been 115 series since 2000 that have averaged 10K per volume. So NGNL probably doing 9K, when all is said and done is a great success regardless of how their other show does.

Mahouka is looking like it will end in the 6-7K range, a disappointment in that they were probably hoping for more, but not a disaster. It's still 100% better than most spring animation

Jul 4, 2014 12:59 PM by Takuan_Soho

Takuan_Soho said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Thankfully NGNL is not that successful.


9K for a late night ecchi anime can ONLY be described as extremely successful.

My guess is that the production team was hoping for 4-5K (while expecting less), with the publisher fronting more of the money based on anticipated novel sales. Around 120K+ per volume, the publishers are overjoyed. At 9K Madhouse is dancing in the streets.

This is one anime I would love to know what the terms were between the related parties.


Ehhh, not sure they're dancing in the streets with how Mahouka has done though. If before the season you told Madhouse that one of their shows would sell around 10k and the other around 5k you think they would have guessed it would turn out like this?

Takuan_Soho said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Most of my favorite shows are getting lots of love while things I'm not so big on (mostly pertaining to mecha "done wrong") aren't doing so great.


So does this mean that you will stop insulting the Japanese buying market? As I have said, in general the Japanese anime market is pretty sensible, the top 100 selling animes of the past decade with one exception deserve to be there, even if I am not the fan of the genre. Do I wish that quirky shows that I love like Jinrui, Kyousougiga, and Uchouten Kazoku would do better, of course, but those shows at least get made in Japan, where as I doubt that any other market would make them.

Kaioshin_Sama said:
See the interesting thing I'm noticing is the traditional sci-fi stuff like Unicorn, Sidonia, GiTS, Yamato etc is doing great lately while the sort of hybrid modern otaku sci-fi stuff is doing so bad that it either probably won't chart (Captain Earth) or its release is getting cancelled entirely (M3).


I don't know if you remember symbv, but a while back he and I got into a debate over why traditional epic SF shows are not being made, his argument was that the audience no longer liked such types of shows, my argument was that even in the Golden Age of such shows there were only a few good ones (and of these several were writing by a single person), and the problem wasn't that such shows weren't being made, but that their writing was bad and the animes worse. What I think you are seeing is the cycle has finally turned and some quality SF shows have finally been made, and that this will breed a new cycle of serious SF shows as people start to copy success.


Yeah before people bash Japan for not buying a lot of what they like they should remember that at least it got made...in Japan.

As for your debate with symbv, perhaps there is a 3rd possibility. Perhaps there was the PERCEPTION among people in the industry that the fans no longer liked the epic SF genre, regardless of whether or not it was actually true. This perception could have been based off of a few flops or the success of other genres and discouraged them from making new serious SF shows. Perhaps with Sidonia and Yamato we are starting to see a shift away from that perception and perhaps they (production committee members) will be more inclined to make those kinds of shows.

This is a good reason to hope shows in a genre you like do well, regardless of who is involved or whether or not a sequel is possible.

Jul 4, 2014 10:17 AM by Hahalollawl

rederoin said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Thankfully NGNL is not that successful.
I am glad The Wind Rises is doing well.

>8k first week
>Not successful.

You need to pay closer attention to anime tv sales. If it manages a 8k average, it'll probably be 250-350% above the average mean of of spring tv shows. Not to mention it broke the record of biggest anime LN sales boost.


Haters gonna Hate.
don't understand why that guy doesn't like NGNL.

i think NGNL is the most interesting anime last season.

Jul 3, 2014 7:46 PM by DinadanCarleon

Kaioshin_Sama said:


Aside from that there doesn't seem to be a single sales trend I can really complain about. Most of my favorite shows are getting lots of love while things I'm not so big on (mostly pertaining to mecha "done wrong") aren't doing so great. See the interesting thing I'm noticing is the traditional sci-fi stuff like Unicorn, Sidonia, GiTS, Yamato etc is doing great lately while the sort of hybrid modern otaku sci-fi stuff is doing so bad that it either probably won't chart (Captain Earth) or its release is getting cancelled entirely (M3). Its such a stunning rebuke of a particular approach to the genre and such and embracement of a traditional one that if producers don't get the message than they probably deserve to go out of business. Satelight in particular must just look so undesirable for investors right now.

Just noticed this post.


Captain earth is doing mediocre, 3.5k(roughly) for v1 would be decent if it wasen't for the event ticket drop. But its extremely far from not charting.
M3 was not cancelled, they moved the release date.

Jul 3, 2014 4:04 PM by rederoin

Nidhoeggr said:
Thankfully NGNL is not that successful.


9K for a late night ecchi anime can ONLY be described as extremely successful.

My guess is that the production team was hoping for 4-5K (while expecting less), with the publisher fronting more of the money based on anticipated novel sales. Around 120K+ per volume, the publishers are overjoyed. At 9K Madhouse is dancing in the streets.

This is one anime I would love to know what the terms were between the related parties.

Jul 3, 2014 3:17 PM by Takuan_Soho

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Most of my favorite shows are getting lots of love while things I'm not so big on (mostly pertaining to mecha "done wrong") aren't doing so great.


So does this mean that you will stop insulting the Japanese buying market? As I have said, in general the Japanese anime market is pretty sensible, the top 100 selling animes of the past decade with one exception deserve to be there, even if I am not the fan of the genre. Do I wish that quirky shows that I love like Jinrui, Kyousougiga, and Uchouten Kazoku would do better, of course, but those shows at least get made in Japan, where as I doubt that any other market would make them.

Kaioshin_Sama said:
See the interesting thing I'm noticing is the traditional sci-fi stuff like Unicorn, Sidonia, GiTS, Yamato etc is doing great lately while the sort of hybrid modern otaku sci-fi stuff is doing so bad that it either probably won't chart (Captain Earth) or its release is getting cancelled entirely (M3).


I don't know if you remember symbv, but a while back he and I got into a debate over why traditional epic SF shows are not being made, his argument was that the audience no longer liked such types of shows, my argument was that even in the Golden Age of such shows there were only a few good ones (and of these several were writing by a single person), and the problem wasn't that such shows weren't being made, but that their writing was bad and the animes worse. What I think you are seeing is the cycle has finally turned and some quality SF shows have finally been made, and that this will breed a new cycle of serious SF shows as people start to copy success.

Jul 3, 2014 3:03 PM by Takuan_Soho

rederoin said:
Oh sweet, Gochiusa hit 10k.


Then there's nothing stopping a second season from happening. I hope it's announced soon.

Jul 3, 2014 8:36 AM by Hoppy

Oh sweet, Gochiusa hit 10k.

Jul 3, 2014 8:26 AM by rederoin

Botato said:
rederoin said:

>8k first week
>Not successful.

You need to pay closer attention to anime tv sales. If it manages a 8k average, it'll probably be 250-350% above the average mean of of spring tv shows. Not to mention it broke the record of biggest anime LN sales boost.
Since he said "THAT successful" I'm guessing he means SAO successful or something.

He'll be glad to know that both make a shitton of money then.

Jul 3, 2014 7:08 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Thankfully NGNL is not that successful.
I am glad The Wind Rises is doing well.

>8k first week
>Not successful.

You need to pay closer attention to anime tv sales. If it manages a 8k average, it'll probably be 250-350% above the average mean of of spring tv shows. Not to mention it broke the record of biggest anime LN sales boost.
Since he said "THAT successful" I'm guessing he means SAO successful or something.

Jul 3, 2014 7:05 AM by Botato

Nidhoeggr said:
Thankfully NGNL is not that successful.
I am glad The Wind Rises is doing well.

>8k first week
>Not successful.

You need to pay closer attention to anime tv sales. If it manages a 8k average, it'll probably be 250-350% above the average mean of of spring tv shows. Not to mention it broke the record of biggest anime LN sales boost.

Jul 3, 2014 6:59 AM by rederoin

Hoppy said:
But look at what they are doing to Gundam, the new mothership Gundam installments are a shell of the Gundam anime I loved in the past. Even if Gundam is marketed to kids, at the very least make the series have mecha designs that I can take seriously. I applaud Sunrise for how they handled Love Live but I'm mourning the loss of the Gundam that I truly love.


Fact: Gundam Build Fighter is the best Gundam series since G Gundam, with better characters, better mecha fights, heck better plot than any Gundam series post G Gundam. I pity you for not being able to appreciate it for what it is.

Jul 3, 2014 6:04 AM by scytheavatar