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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jul 14 - 20

by tsubasalover
Jul 22, 2014 2:03 AM | 53 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for July 14th - 20th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 12,196 *12,196 Haikyuu!! Vol.1
*2. *9,560 **9,560 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
*3. *5,011 **5,011 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Vol.5
*4. *4,593 **4,593 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Vol.5
*5. *3,429 **3,429 Saki: Zenkoku-hen Vol.5
*6. *2,818 **2,818 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.2
*7. *2,638 *64,208 Kaze Tachinu
*8. *2,518 **2,518 Yuru Yuri Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*9. *2,440 **2,440 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.8
10. *2,353 107,967 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.1 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,353)


DVD
*1. 12,515 *12,515 Haikyuu!! Vol.1
*2. *6,460 104,569 Kaze Tachinu
*3. *4,671 **4,671 Diamond no Ace Vol.3
*4. *2,739 **2,739 Tonari no Totoro
*5. *2,129 **2,129 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.8
*6. *1,534 **1,534 Nameko-ke no Ichizoku Vol.3
*7. *1,247 **6,749 Initial D Final Stage Vol.2
*8. *1,141 **4,450 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.5 A-ver Limited Edition
*9. *1,118 **1,118 Mononoke Hime
10. **,975 ***,975 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
11. **,888 ***,888 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
12. **,826 **4,000 Mekakucity Actors Vol.2 Limited Edition
13. **,718 ***,718 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Vol.5
14. **,707 *56,584 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
15. **,694 ***,694 Captain Earth Vol.1 Limited Edition
16. **,692 ***,692 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa HD-Remaster
17. **,608 ***,608 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.2
18. **,607 *16,632 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Regular Edition
19. **,512 ***,512 Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa HD-Remaster
20. **,500 ***,500 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Vol.5
21. **,408 273,097 Karigurashi no Arrietty
22. **,385 ***,385 Kurenai no Buta HD-Remaster
23. **,382 ***,382 Gake no Ue no Ponyo HD-Remaster
24. **,372 ***,372 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen Vol.14
25. **,368 ***,368 Akuma no Riddle Vol.2
(cut-off 368)


CD Single
*5. 32,013 *32,013 Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie ED "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" by SCANDAL
15. *5,420 *54,519 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "KiRa-Kira Sensation! / Happy maker!" by μ's
20. *3,898 *80,882 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
29. *2,693 *49,726 One Piece OP "Wake up!" by AAA
35. *1,715 **4,142 K: Missing Kings ED "Different colors" by angela
42. *1,422 *55,808 Makakucity Actors OP/ED "daze/days" by Jin
46. *1,254 *61,240 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!" by μ's
58. **,971 *95,453 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
60. **,945 *57,852 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Yume no Tobira" by μ's
73. **,653 *31,501 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Ai Mikaze (A.I) by Ai Mikaze (CV: Shouta Aoi)
75. **,627 *95,960 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season OP "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" by μ's
78. **,611 *41,606 Naruto: Shippuuden ED "FLAME" by DISH// (included in "Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~/FLAME")
81. **,563 *49,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "Rising Hope" by LiSA
84. **,539 143,633 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by SEKAI NO OWARI
85. **,536 *31,436 Haikyuu!! OP "Imagination" by SPYAIR
88. **,516 *25,583 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? OP "Daydream cafe" by Petit Rabbit's (CV: Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase, Risa Taneda, Satomi Sato, Maaya Uchida)
91. **,501 *28,178 Youkai Watch ED "Youkai Taisou Daiichi" by Dream5
95. **,463 *23,228 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!/ IN "Ramune-Iro Seishun" by 765 PRO ALLSTARS
99. **,445 *15,538 Haikyuu!! ED "Tenchi Gaeshi" by NICO touches the Walls
100. *,442 **2,887 Puchimas!!: Petit Petit iDOLM@STER Twelve Campaigns! Vol.4 Chihaya Kisaragi & Chihya + Makoto Kikuchi & Makochi (Shakkuri to Yukkuri to / Taisetsu na Hito) by Chihaya Kisaragi & Chihya (CV: Asami Imai) / Makoto Kikuchi & Makochi (CV: Hiromi Hirata)
(cut-off 442)


CD Album
*3. 26,739 *26,739 Kalafina THE BEST "Blue" (incl. Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue")
*4. 25,598 *25,598 Kalafina THE BEST "Red"
11. *9,893 *57,588 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin"
12. *8,616 **8,616 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama "The Prince of Tennis II: Rikkai Super STARS" by Various Artists
15. *6,397 401,679 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
19. *5,062 100,551 UVERworld "0 CHOIR"
31. *2,922 *48,339 Ayumi Hamasaki "Colours" (incl. Buddha 2:Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Owarinaki Tabi Theme Song "Pray")
36. *2,694 **2,694 Persona "Persora: The Golden Best" by Various Artists
42. *2,144 **2,144 Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi Original Soundtrack the Animation
41. *2,174 **9,017 Noitamina 10th Anniversary Best Mixed by DJ Kazu
54. *1,652 **9,730 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama "The Prince of Tennis II: Hyotei Super Stars" by Various Artists
59. *1,562 *87,285 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
68. *1,259 *16,498 Aimer "Midnight Sun"
72. *1,171 *11,327 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Mini Album Vol.3 Shintarou Midorima -Shooting My Luck- by Shintarou Midorima (CV: Daisuke Ono)
75. *1,083 **3,015 Initial D Final Stage Best Collection by Various Artists
82. **,985 **8,073 Yuka Iguchi "Hafa Adai"
93. **,884 **2,428 Zankyou no Terror OST by Youko Kanno
95. **,838 ***,838 Tamako Love Story OST by Tomoko Kataoka, Manual of Errors
96. **,832 *14,153 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn "UnChild" by SawanoHiroyuki[nzk]:Aimer
(cut-off 832)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Not to mention the awful second season which had repelled lots of people away, leaving only fiercely loyal fujoshi and some patient manga readers like myself.

Which frankly is sad considering Book of Circus is arguably the best and the most revered arc in Kuroshitsuji series.

Jul 25, 2014 8:51 AM by Amiluhur

Watashi20 said:
Damn I'm surprised the estimates for new Black Butler are so low.... I wonder why? Is it because it's the first new anime in 4 years? Or is its popularity going down?


Yeah, they probably waited too long. Same with Sengoku Basara. Anime is all about whats popular now and if you wait a while then interest in a series will die off.

Jul 25, 2014 7:42 AM by RyanSaotome

Damn I'm surprised the estimates for new Black Butler are so low.... I wonder why? Is it because it's the first new anime in 4 years? Or is its popularity going down?

Jul 25, 2014 4:10 AM by Calculus94

Hoping to see at least decent sales for Unravel single next week *crosses fingers*

Jul 24, 2014 12:48 PM by iLostReason

haikyuu both manga and anime selling like cookies

Jul 23, 2014 2:27 PM by Mr_Gutts

Must wait for Haikyuu!! to finish airing first!!

Jul 22, 2014 10:00 PM by Tengai

rederoin said:
with the GuP OVA on top(estimated at more than 55k).


Very outstanding news, totally deserves it. The OVA lived up to, and even surpassed my hopes. It is definitely one of the most fun animations I have ever seen. Add in the people who went to the move theaters to see it and you would be approaching the century mark.

rederoin said:
With its 5.4k, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is having the best performance out of the new anime series.


Also good news, probably the funniest show in the past 3 cours. Of course it is early, but so far it just hits everything with impeccable timing and with characters that twist the usual stereotypes. In an otherwise weak original season, it has been a welcomed addition.

I will be curious where sailor moon ends up, its not my genre, but I saw the original and I could appreciate that. The first episode of the remake really made me wonder what the point of a reissue was. It was almost like they wanted to combine 1990 Dragon Ball art with the 1990 Sailor Moon story, which would have been horrible in 1990 but is even worse in 2014. For now I am just going to call it Sailor Moon Kai.

Jul 22, 2014 7:10 PM by Takuan_Soho

Wow! I'm shocked to hear Haikyuu!! did so well. Grateful, though. A second season would be welcome. :)

I think it helps that unlike Free!, Haikyuu!! originates from a Shounen mag and therefore is an easier sell for both sexes. (Or at least doesn't repel super otaku bros with its (horror!) muscle jokes.)

Jul 22, 2014 6:44 PM by currycurry

Roloko said:
Love Live must be the anime of the century if its selling that much. There must one hell of an event ticket for it to break 100k sales.

Not surprised about Captain Earth it started out good, but then it quickly became a wash/rinse/repeat type of series. I just hope that Aldnaoh.Zero will get amazing sales with the people thats backing it.


I'd rather see a show earn it's sales by being legitimately good in some respect rather than just having hyped up names behind it that if I'm being honest are kind of all phoning it in. For that reason I'm hoping that it does okay to give the mecha genre some life and exposure heading into the Fall season with G-Reco, but nothing ridiculous cause that's just going to encourage more homogenization of staff and less effort and everyone scrambling to just get more of those exact same people instead of focusing on making a show that is actually great and memorable.

And no Love Live is not the anime of the century, it's just insanely well managed as a product. I'd explain it again, but reading some past sales threads would do the job just the same.

Jul 22, 2014 6:37 PM by PeacingOut

People readying themselves for the OVA XD

*8. *2,518 **2,518 Yuru Yuri Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition

Jul 22, 2014 6:30 PM by ichii_1

That's practically a confirmation of Haikyuu season 2

Jul 22, 2014 5:05 PM by Kenchiin

Amazing sales for Haikyuu!! and that's all I care about~ I totally love the series, and would even call it my top favorite sports anime. I didn't think it'd beat KNB, but it did, lol. Haikyuu!! has kind of cuter boys anyway.

Happy to see Love Live! and Engaged to the Unidentified still doing good too. I wonder how much Love Live! will drop with the next volume coming out next week.

Also, Yowapeda still doing decent. I'm happy for the series.

Jul 22, 2014 4:20 PM by marx-chan

kurosaki_kabuto said:
Ejc said:

Yes comfortably. Probably not on average though at the end, as it is expected to drop to around 12.5~15k in the 1st week from Vol.3 onwards, due to having no event ticket on those volumes.

○黒子のバスケ 【全9巻】 平均: 24,459
巻数    初動       2週計      累計     発売日
      BD(DVD)     BD(DVD)    BD(DVD)
01巻 *5,626(*6,984) *7,357(*9,411) *9,709(13,168) 12.07.27 ※合計 22,877枚
02巻 *7,082(*8,236) *8,940(10,882) 10,807(13,501) 12.08.24 ※合計 24,308枚
03巻 *7,130(*7,654) *9,435(10,810) *9,792(11,820) 12.09.21 ※合計 21,612枚
04巻 *9,176(10,872) 11,277(13,469) 11,718(14,209) 12.10.26 ※合計 25,927枚
05巻 *8,302(*9,232) *9,985(11,413) **,***(11,839) 12.11.22 ※合計 21,824枚
06巻 *7,919(*8,805) *9,911(11,608) 10,263(12,215) 12.12.21 ※合計 22,478枚
07巻 *9,004(10,154) *9,599(11,014) *9,705(11,245) 13.01.29 ※合計 20,950枚
08巻 11,627(14,529) 14,052(18,433) 14,530(19,807) 13.02.22 ※合計 34,337枚
09巻 *9,242(10,511) 11,400(13,720) 11,636(14,183) 13.03.22 ※合計 25,819枚


Oh wow, that's a way bigger difference than I thought. So the first volumes come with event tickets? I guess that goes to explain part of the great sales. So they should probably average out at a close number of sales, due to HQ's strong first 2 volumes. It's weird to see two sports anime that are so different (and thus in part appeal to different target audiences) end up with a close (or at least both successful) average in sales. I guess it goes to show that there is a dedicated market for both kinds of sports anime, which is good.


Don't forget that Haikyuu!! 1st volume sales didn't ended yet! This is only the first week! I'm almost certain that at least second and third week they will appear in the oricon rankingl as well.
Kuroko no basket numbers are for all the weeks they appeared in the rankings and not just the first week.

Jul 22, 2014 3:39 PM by bigivelfhq

I'm so happy for Haikyuu!! IG really deserved it with those production values.

Jul 22, 2014 3:35 PM by uni

phoenixalia said:
kurosaki_kabuto said:
It's weird to see two sports anime that are so different (and thus in part appeal to different target audiences) end up with a close (or at least both successful) average in sales. I guess it goes to show that there is a dedicated market for both kinds of sports anime, which is good.


Both kinds of sports anime? By that, I think you mean, how Kuroko no Basuke has more action while Haikyuu!! is more slow paced? I agree with that.

I wasn't just talking about difference of pace. In general there you can find two big "types" of sports anime/manga in the shounen demographic. Just think of the difference between Slam Dunk/Ace of Diamong against manga like Eyeshield 21/Prince of Tennis. The second type is more over-the-top, usually doesn't care about trying to portray the games realistically (sometimes the characters exhibit clearly superhuman capabilities), focuses on simple entertainment and excitement thus favoring a faster pace outside the matches. Kuroko fits perfectly in this category. The first type I mentioned tries to be more realistic (well, within the limits of the medium that is), thus having a more down-to-earth feel, a more grounded series so to speak that tends to take a slower pace. Haikyuu fits more in this category.

Obviously a lot of series fall somewhere in the middle, sharing elements from both "types" but generally speaking you can group them accordingly as being closer to one or the other. As to the example you mentioned I would say Yowamushi is closer to the over-the-top "type". I mean just look at a lot of the characters and it's easy to tell.

Jul 22, 2014 2:07 PM by kurosaki_kabuto

Haikyuu topped it, eh? Well, I guess fun animes are fun to buy. ;) Love Live! skyrocketing and all that + let's see how aldnoah does. :)

Jul 22, 2014 1:36 PM by TheCheshire

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Damn, I feel so bad for Captain Earth. This show is to underrated


Me too, it's not even that bad.

I should probably watch Haikyuu now, and I'm a little surprised MCA sold as much as it is.

Jul 22, 2014 12:56 PM by F0RMATION

tsubasalover said:

93. **,884 **2,428 Zankyou no Terror OST by Youko Kanno


IM SAD
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it was one of the best anime soundtrack in yearsssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!1
:'(

Jul 22, 2014 12:26 PM by millo

Love Live must be the anime of the century if its selling that much. There must one hell of an event ticket for it to break 100k sales.

Not surprised about Captain Earth it started out good, but then it quickly became a wash/rinse/repeat type of series. I just hope that Aldnaoh.Zero will get amazing sales with the people thats backing it.

Jul 22, 2014 11:58 AM by Roloko

Yay for Saki and Isshuukan ^_^

Jul 22, 2014 11:16 AM by onesnowyday_