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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jul 21 - 27

by tsubasalover
Jul 29, 2014 2:06 AM | 103 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for July 21st - 27th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 41,865 41,865 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.2 Limited Special Edition
*2. 35,909 35,909 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!
*3. 31,762 31,762 Monogatari Series: Second Season Koimonogatari Vol.2 Hitagi End Part 2 Limited Edition
*4. 10,842 10,842 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:3 Ghost Tears
*5. *8,145 *8,145 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.1 Limited Edition
*6. *7,840 *7,840 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.2 Limited Edition
*7. *6,590 *6,590 Sidonia no Kishi Vol.3 Limited Edition
*8. *6,373 *6,373 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.7
*9. *4,234 *4,234 Date A Live II Vol.2
10. *3,758 *3,758 Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi Special Edition
11. *3,619 *3,619 Mekakucity Actors Vol.3 Limited Edition
12. *3,606 *3,606 Witch Craft Works Vol.5
13. *3,562 *3,562 Nisekoi Vol.5 Limited Edition
14. *3,303 *3,303 Mushishi Zoku Shou Vol.1 Limited Edition
15. *2,807 *2,807 Nagi no Asukara Vol.8 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,807)


DVD
*1. 12,816 *12,816 One Piece Log Collection "Impel Down" (eps.422-441)
*2. 12,695 *12,695 One Piece Log Collection "Magellan" (eps.442-458)
*3. *6,452 **6,452 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.7
*4. *4,628 109,197 Kaze Tachinu
*5. *4,309 **4,309 Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi
*6. *3,769 **3,769 Monogatari Series: Second Season Koimonogatari Vol.2 Hitagi End Part 2 Limited Edition
*7. *3,367 **3,367 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission
*8. *2,888 **2,888 Mekakucity Actors Vol.3 Limited Edition
*9. *2,828 **2,828 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!
10. *2,494 **2,494 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:3 Ghost Tears
11. *2,167 **2,167 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. *1,828 *14,343 Haikyuu!! Vol.1
13. *1,693 **4,432 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
14. *1,302 **1,302 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.2 Limited Edition
15. *1,018 **1,018 Nisekoi Vol.5 Limited Edition
16. **,924 ***,924 Date A Live Vol.2 Limited Edition
17. **,878 ***,878 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.7 Limited Edition
18. **,825 ***,825 Mushishi Zoku Shou Vol.1 Limited Edition
19. **,631 **1,519 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
20. **,598 ***,598 Hamatora The Animation Vol.3 Limited Edition
21. **,542 **1,517 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
22. **,536 **1,654 Mononoke Hime HD-Remaster
23. **,529 *57,113 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
24. **,522 **7,271 Initial D Final Stage Vol.2
25. **,504 ***,504 Gundam Build Fighters Vol.8
26. **,501 *17,133 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Regular Edition
(cut-off 501)


CD Single
*8. 12,141 12,141 Haikyuu!! OP "Ah Yeah!!" by Sukima Switch
*9. 10,112 10,112 Tokyo Ghoul OP "unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
15. *6,696 *6,696 Fairy Tail (2014) OP "Masayume Chasing" by BoA
18. *5,945 *5,945 Rail Wars! OP "Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara" by Minori Chihara
20. *5,036 37,049 Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie ED "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" by SCANDAL
22. *3,851 84,733 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
25. *3,266 *3,266 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance OP "Kyoumei no True Force" by Hitomi Harada
26. *3,253 57,772 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "KiRa-Kira Sensation! / Happy maker!" by μ's
27. *3,117 *3,117 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 4 Rise & Sharo (E wo Sagasu Nijichou) by Rise (CV: Risa Taneda) & Sharo (CV: Maaya Uchida)
28. *3,106 *3,106 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 3 Chiya & Sharo (Zutto Issho) by Chiya (CV: Satomi Satou) & Sharo (CV: Maaya Uchida)
29. *2,883 *2,883 Glasslip ED "Toumei na Sekai" by nano.RIPE
31. *2,752 *2,752 M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane ED "SABLE" by nano (included in "INFINITY≠ZERO/SABLE")
34. *2,519 *2,519 Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen OP "Tough Intention" by KOTOKO
35. *2,453 *2,453 Saikyou Ginga Ultimate Zero: Battle Spirits OP/ED "ZERO/Endless NOVA performed by AG7" by Tatsuyuki Kobayashi
47. *1,748 *1,748 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance ED "Blade Dance" by Ni-Sokkususu (Claire Rouge (CV: Ibuki Kido), Rinslet Laurenfrost (CV: Kana Yuuki), Ellis Fahrengart (CV: Shizuka Ishigami), Fianna Ray Ordesia (CV: Saori Oonishi), Terminus Est (CV: Ai Kakuma))
50. *1,431 *1,431 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Image Song "Shukusai no Elementaria" by Ni-Sokkususu (Claire Rouge (CV: Ibuki Kido), Rinslet Laurenfrost (CV: Kana Yuuki), Ellis Fahrengart (CV: Shizuka Ishigami), Fianna Ray Ordesia (CV: Saori Oonishi), Terminus Est (CV: Ai Kakuma))
51. *1,422 51,148 One Piece OP "Wake up!" by AAA
54. *1,287 62,527 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!" by μ's
56. *1,253 96,706 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
59. *1,228 57,036 Makakucity Actors OP/ED "daze/days" by Jin
65. *1,032 58,884 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Yume no Tobira" by μ's
80. **,799 *4,941 K: Missing Kings ED "Different colors" by angela
93. **,699 42,305 Naruto: Shippuuden ED "FLAME" by DISH// (included in "Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~/FLAME")
94. **,693 96,653 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season OP "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" by μ's
98. **,631 **,631 Momo Kyun Sword OP "Momoiro Fantasy" by Haruka Chisuga
100. *,613 28,791 Youkai Watch ED "Youkai Taisou Daiichi" by Dream5
(cut-off 613)


CD Album
12. 7,632 **7,632 Uchuu Kyoudai Complete Best by Various Artists
13. 7,080 *33,819 Kalafina THE BEST "Blue" (incl. Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue")
17. 5,984 *31,582 Kalafina THE BEST "Red"
19. 5,091 *62,679 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin"
21. 4,611 **4,611 Maon Kurosaki "REINCARNATION" (Tokyo Ravens Tribute Album)
22. 4,540 406,219 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
23. 4,386 **4,386 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama "The Prince of Tennis II: Higa Super STARS" by Various Artists
34. 2,940 103,491 UVERworld "0 CHOIR"
42. 2,230 **2,230 The iDOLM@STER "The Remixes Collection THE IDOLM@STER TO D@NCE TO" by Various Artists
55. 1,756 *10,773 Noitamina 10th Anniversary Best Mixed by DJ Kazu
58. 1,577 **1,577 Happiness Charge Precure! Vocal Album 1 ~Hello@ Happiness Friends!~ by Various Artists
60. 1,521 **1,521 Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky focus on Amane Gakuen by Amano Gakuen Koukou Shinai Gakubu (Myouga, Amamiya, Nanami, Hido)
62. 1,486 *49,825 Ayumi Hamasaki "Colours" (incl. Buddha 2:Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Owarinaki Tabi Theme Song "Pray")
64. 1,348 **9,964 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama "The Prince of Tennis II: Rikkai Super STARS" by Various Artists
67. 1,306 *88,591 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
69. 1,244 263,676 Bump of Chicken "RAY"
91. *,963 *17,461 Aimer "Midnight Sun"
(cut-off 963)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Aug 23, 2014 6:17 PM by adkascagefsaf

Rachmaninow said:

You should buy some decoration to make that bubble you're living in more comfortable, buddy.

Thanks for the advice, I will do if I ever start living in one.

Nidhoeggr said:
Nah, that's no bubble. I am sure the people who spend a sum equalling a Golf class car on an overly expensive DVD/BD set containing barely 3 episodes just for a small chance to get a concert ticket for a generic J-Pop band are the normal ones.

Oh well, evolution will do the rest.

Yes we get, you're so much superior to those people and your taste is truly amazing.


Aug 4, 2014 5:15 AM by rederoin

Nah, that's no bubble. I am sure the people who spend a sum equalling a Golf class car on an overly expensive DVD/BD set containing barely 3 episodes just for a small chance to get a concert ticket for a generic J-Pop band are the normal ones.

Oh well, evolution will do the rest.

Aug 4, 2014 4:55 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:
Rachmaninow said:

Think about that statement once again. Does it really apply to EVERY other series? ;)


I only bought Mushishi volume 1 because of the Mushi concert ticket. It was really sugoi. I almost touched a Mushi and made it sign an autograph for me. Honto ni sugoi.
The next volume has lottery tickets for Ginko pantsu included, I will buy it 50 times just to get a chance to sniff at them.

I do not buy Ping Pong anymore, though. Smile is not pure anymore, it's disgusting when ficitional characters have relationships I will never have thanks to being a NEET hikki.

Beautiful.

rederoin said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
The people buying Mushishi and Ping Pong do it for exactly the same reasons as the people buying every other series.


Get that crazy talk out of here.


Rachmaninow said:

Think about that statement once again. Does it really apply to EVERY other series? ;)

Yes.

You should buy some decoration to make that bubble you're living in more comfortable, buddy.

Aug 4, 2014 4:40 AM by Rachmaninow

kuuderes_shadow said:
The people buying Mushishi and Ping Pong do it for exactly the same reasons as the people buying every other series.


Get that crazy talk out of here.


Rachmaninow said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
The people buying Mushishi and Ping Pong do it for exactly the same reasons as the people buying every other series.

Think about that statement once again. Does it really apply to EVERY other series? ;)

Yes.

Aug 4, 2014 4:26 AM by rederoin

Rachmaninow said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
The people buying Mushishi and Ping Pong do it for exactly the same reasons as the people buying every other series.

Think about that statement once again. Does it really apply to EVERY other series? ;)


I only bought Mushishi volume 1 because of the Mushi concert ticket. It was really sugoi. I almost touched a Mushi and made it sign an autograph for me. Honto ni sugoi.
The next volume has lottery tickets for Ginko pantsu included, I will buy it 50 times just to get a chance to sniff at them.

I do not buy Ping Pong anymore, though. Smile is not pure anymore, it's disgusting when ficitional characters have relationships I will never have thanks to being a NEET hikki.

Aug 4, 2014 2:38 AM by Nidhoeggr

kuuderes_shadow said:
The people buying Mushishi and Ping Pong do it for exactly the same reasons as the people buying every other series.

Think about that statement once again. Does it really apply to EVERY other series? ;)

Aug 4, 2014 2:09 AM by Rachmaninow

The people buying Mushishi and Ping Pong do it for exactly the same reasons as the people buying every other series.

Aug 3, 2014 11:52 PM by kuuderes_shadow

tsudecimo said:

Well I'm not going to apologize for my aggression because that would be insincere and half assed. Because I meant those words, because I treated you like representative for the ''Japan has shit taste, and I have great taste XD'' crowd.

I only get pissed when someone proclaim something as better or worse, with an implied factual notion in it, or straight up saying ''objectively'' like yourself. The fact that we argue, discuss, review, etc anime or any other medium of storytelling is a proof of it's subjectivity, if objectivity was possible those things wouldn't exist. Critics exist, because they know how to use critical thinking and analysis, articulate their thoughts and opinions than the average joe, which can be helpful for those unsure and want an informative opinion about something. It does not however mean that their opinion magically become more truthful or more objective, their opinions are just not as empty or extremely biased like the average fanboy. Having said that, please understand that the wannabe critics users of this site, are not real critics, especially when their criticism is nothing more than buzzwords and empty assertions, but I digress. Discussing subjective matters is not pointless, there are merits in discussion, such as the enjoyment of the act itself, gaining a new perspective, getting more informed about the subject matter through it, etc.

People who say things like 'this just your opinion, I don' care to argue' don't like conflicts, and don't feel it's worth their time to engage in arguments, which has some truth in it, and some just don't know how to back up their opinions and at the same time want to defend their favorite series, so they resort to an easy way out (i.e lol thats just your opinion, gtfo)

Well that's great that you support, but even then, expecting other people who aren't interested in buying something very expensive is rather unreasonable. For all you know a good portion of people liked Mushi second season and thought it was good (I think it ranked high in Japanese surveys when it was airing) but didn't love it enough to buy it and re-watch it again, not to mention that it's a second season, those usually will have lower sales than the first one for obvious reasons. The BD sales are somewhat dependant on bonus things to give the consumer a good reason to buy them (even tickets, extra content, VA/Author audio commentary, limited gifts, etc) having a high re-watch value is also relevant.


Just so you know, when I say "fuck you Japan!" in response to poor sales of something I like, it's not about my taste vs japan's taste. It's more about me lamenting the fact that most people who buy anime are wooed by superficial things like tickets to some event or simply because it's an adaptation of a game/vn/ln they like, or because it's a work that slots into their comfort zone. And I'm not blaming them really, because that's what they like. I get that. It's that things being this way mean it's difficult for more experimental or innovative anime to get made. Fortunately stuff like Ping Pong and Mushishi are still somehow funded, and I'm thankful for that. I just see so much potential in the industry, if only more people would recognize the more abstract stuff.

Anyway, I can't argue with anything you say (or rather, I agree with everything you say). I was in an argument a while back with a guy on another forum, and he was pushing the idea of objectivity in all art forms and all aspects of said forms. Going so far as to back up objectivity in visuals/sound with scientific evidence and all that shit. Of course that's shaky at best, but many of his points about other aspects of objectivity in art were very convincing, and I was swayed a little. And now I don't know what to think anymore. I think your sentence - "Discussing subjective matters is not pointless, there are merits in discussion, such as the enjoyment of the act itself, gaining a new perspective, getting more informed about the subject matter through it, etc." - this sums up how I want to approach discussions/arguments about anime and I guess art in general. Objectivity is a dirty word.

Aug 3, 2014 7:41 PM by simo000

One Piece first why do I feel like its been a while?

Jul 31, 2014 2:21 PM by Mr_Gutts

Seiryuu2 said:
It deserves to sell better now because it's bad now but will be good in the future.
Nice logic.

Jul 31, 2014 10:26 AM by Progeusz

hoooh, I didn't expect Mahouka is doing great on their sales.
The series deservers a lot of more than it does, since the next following arc would be a great hit for the watchers.

Jul 31, 2014 8:20 AM by Sanzen

mac9955 said:
Are the flame wars always this awesome in the sales threads? I gotta start following this forum more often.


Yes it's always like that ;)

Jul 31, 2014 3:36 AM by Acheron

Are the flame wars always this awesome in the sales threads? I gotta start following this forum more often.

Jul 31, 2014 2:27 AM by mac9955

.[/quote]

Can you stop pretending to be an expert?

Thanks[/quote]

SolvyTwerk4Jesus said:
rederoin said:

Then maybe people stop predicting things pre-season because its wrong the majority of the time anyway.


Can you stop pretending to be an expert?

Thanks


I think Rederoin just doing what he should do, to give us all
information n statistic that we need. at least appreciate his efforts.
predictions can be above or below estimates
n different taste depending on each

like many user said
give contribution by buying anime that we like or sit like boss and drop it if don't

"talk less do more"

Jul 30, 2014 1:20 PM by abg

SolvyTwerk4Jesus said:


Can you stop pretending to be an expert?

Thanks

A expert on what? What part of my post was wrong? I'm not part of the group that pretends to know how much a non-sequel will sell before it even goes up on Amazon. Since when does pointing out that pre-season estimates mean nothing mean that I'm pretending to be a expert?

You just sound angry because I disagreed with you on something before.

Jul 30, 2014 12:28 PM by rederoin

rederoin said:
Newhopes said:


Not pre-season it wasn't.

Then maybe people stop predicting things pre-season because its wrong the majority of the time anyway.


Can you stop pretending to be an expert?

Thanks

Jul 30, 2014 12:11 PM by SolviteWoTaberu

BigSimo said:

LOL wow you are nasty. I don't see why you feel the need to add in stupid comments like 'your tears are delicious' and 'you stupid western basement dwellers'. that directly goes against what you are trying to achieve (i assume) by explaining objectivity to me. but anyway.
for the record yes, my above comments were throwaways and purposefully ridiculous - a suitable response to your apparent glee at mushishi's low sales.

i appreciate you making simple the definition of objectivity though (not sarcastic - it's a very clear outline of what the word means).
look, you clearly get pissed when someone tries to proclaim that something is better than something else. and i get pissed when people think that their own opinion and 'taste' are all that matters. Why do people review anime, why do critics exist, why do people bother arguing about the quality of a show if it's pointless because "oh wait, it's just your opinion so that's all good then no worries i'll leave you alone to gush over what you like and i'll be over here gushing over what i like, and no one will interfere because this is our opinions and this is our taste and therefore no one can tell me what i like is bad because objectively it's not bad or not good. objectively it is nothing because according to the laws of objectivity it is what is and what it is is what it is." objectivity.

i just don't fucking understand this. we argue the quality of anime every single day on this website, yet that is all pointless? why do we do it then? how do we judge what we watch? what does the word 'analyze' mean, then? look yes, i understand objectivity. i read that entire fucking definition above and all it did was confirm that i know what the stupid word means. but is the entire point of arguing the quality of a work to merely convince someone else that your opinion is the better one? that 'hey, my subjectivity > your subjectivity. therefore you are wrong." i see it as trying to enlighten them to the quality of a work. but then that quality is subjective....so what is the fucking point. there is no satisfaction in making known the quality of something if it not a universal truth.

look, i would appreciate if you could take my response seriously (now that i am being serious despite you calling me a douchenozle, among other things). i am just very clearly confused. you seem switched on enough to provide a response that might be beneficial.

for the record i do support the anime i think deserve it, as best i can. i have been trying to buy every anime i love, and as soon as mushishi s2 is available to me - the western basement dweller - i will purchase it.

Well I'm not going to apologize for my aggression because that would be insincere and half assed. Because I meant those words, because I treated you like representative for the ''Japan has shit taste, and I have great taste XD'' crowd.

I only get pissed when someone proclaim something as better or worse, with an implied factual notion in it, or straight up saying ''objectively'' like yourself. The fact that we argue, discuss, review, etc anime or any other medium of storytelling is a proof of it's subjectivity, if objectivity was possible those things wouldn't exist. Critics exist, because they know how to use critical thinking and analysis, articulate their thoughts and opinions than the average joe, which can be helpful for those unsure and want an informative opinion about something. It does not however mean that their opinion magically become more truthful or more objective, their opinions are just not as empty or extremely biased like the average fanboy. Having said that, please understand that the wannabe critics users of this site, are not real critics, especially when their criticism is nothing more than buzzwords and empty assertions, but I digress. Discussing subjective matters is not pointless, there are merits in discussion, such as the enjoyment of the act itself, gaining a new perspective, getting more informed about the subject matter through it, etc.

People who say things like 'this just your opinion, I don' care to argue' don't like conflicts, and don't feel it's worth their time to engage in arguments, which has some truth in it, and some just don't know how to back up their opinions and at the same time want to defend their favorite series, so they resort to an easy way out (i.e lol thats just your opinion, gtfo)

Well that's great that you support, but even then, expecting other people who aren't interested in buying something very expensive is rather unreasonable. For all you know a good portion of people liked Mushi second season and thought it was good (I think it ranked high in Japanese surveys when it was airing) but didn't love it enough to buy it and re-watch it again, not to mention that it's a second season, those usually will have lower sales than the first one for obvious reasons. The BD sales are somewhat dependant on bonus things to give the consumer a good reason to buy them (even tickets, extra content, VA/Author audio commentary, limited gifts, etc) having a high re-watch value is also relevant.

Jul 30, 2014 12:06 PM by tsudecimo

Ejc said:
CrimBlacklotus said:
Can anyone tell me why Love Live! sold so well? It looks kind of shitty......


Clearly because it contains the right balance of sakuga, animation, characters, character interactions, story, music, etc, in the buying fanbase's opinion. It has high rewatch value, as why would you bother buying it if anime costs so much in Japan? It appeals to a wide audience such as teenage girls, adult males, and adult females. It also utilises its broad franchise, which consists of CD singles, CD albums, merchandise, mobage, magazines, books, manga, concerts, etc, in the form of great bonuses.

IInb4 the default biased answer, "Since Japan has shit taste".


I think the right word is a unique
japanese taste not only in the anime, but in everything
and we all loved it

Jul 30, 2014 11:37 AM by abg

Newhopes said:
rederoin said:

It was predicted to sell less than that.


Not pre-season it wasn't.

Then maybe people stop predicting things pre-season because its wrong the majority of the time anyway.

Jul 30, 2014 7:15 AM by rederoin