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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Aug 4 - 10

by tsubasalover
Aug 12, 2014 2:18 AM | 51 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for August 4th - 10th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 7,887 7,887 Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro HD-Remaster
*2. 7,305 7,305 Kill la Kill Vol.8 Limited Edition
*3. 1,933 1,933 Black Bullet Vol.2 Limited Edition
*4. 1,691 1,691 K Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*5. 1,605 1,605 Robot Girls Z Vol.3
*6. 1,545 1,545 Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Vol.2
*7. 1,489 1,489 Nourin Vol.5
(cut-off 1,489)


DVD
*1. 2,830 115,070 Kaze Tachinu
*2. 1,740 **1,740 Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro HD-Remaster
*3. 1,622 **1,622 Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon - Peko and the Exploration Party of Five Regular Edition
*4. 1,602 **7,475 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
*5. 1,323 **1,323 Kill la Kill Vol.8 Limited Edition
*6. 1,143 **1,143 One Piece 17th Season "Dressrosa" Vol.2
*7. *,923 ***,923 Naruto: Shippuuden "Ninkai Taisen - Sasuke to Itachi" Vol.6
*8. *,822 *16,144 One Piece Log Collection "Impel Down" (eps.422-441)
*9. *,781 *15,962 One Piece Log Collection "Magellan" (eps.442-458)
10. *,677 **2,726 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
11. *,624 **6,036 Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi
12. *,525 **2,592 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
13. *,516 *15,664 Haikyuu!! Vol.1
14. *,483 ***,483 Black Bullet Vol.2 Limited Edition
15. *,479 **4,809 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission
16. *,466 ***,466 K DVD BOX Limited Edition
17. *,437 ***,437 Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon - Peko and the Exploration Party of Five Special Limited Edition
18. *,403 *57,997 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
19. *,399 **1,815 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa HD-Remaster
20. *,375 ***,375 Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Vol.2
(cut-off 375)


CD Single
*5. 32,460 32,460 Free!: Eternal Summer ED "FUTURE FISH" by STYLE FIVE
*8. 13,588 13,588 Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers OP/ED "Tsukiyabureru - Time to SMASH! c/w Thread of fate" by T.M.Revolution
10. 11,900 11,900 Stand by Me Doraemon ED "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata
11. 11,101 11,101 Majimoji Rurumo OP "Seiippai, Tsutaetai!" by Suzuko Mimori
15. *7,307 *7,307 Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue" by Kalafina (Single Version)
17. *6,373 56,713 Bishoujo Sensei Sailor Moon: Crystal OP/ED "MOON PRIDE c/w Gekkou" by Momoiro Clover Z
21. *5,411 *5,411 Ao Haru Ride OP "Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru" by CHICO with HoneyWorks
22. *5,400 31,409 Free!: Eternal Summer OP "Dried Up Youthful Fame" by OLDCODEX
25. *4,934 *4,934 Tokyo Ghoul ED "Seijatachi" by People In The Box
29. *3,607 91,547 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
35. *3,184 *3,184 Sabagebu! OP "YES!!" by Ayaka Ohashi
39. *2,813 *2,813 Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen ED "Face" by Sachika Misawa
40. *2,742 24,614 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Camu (Junjounaru Ai -Aspiration-) by Camu (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)
44. *2,443 16,076 Tokyo Ghoul OP "unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
46. *2,347 *2,347 Petit Idolm@ster Twelve Campaigns! Vol.6 Ami / Mami Futami & Koami / Komami + Azusa Miura (Dokkiri☆Happy Birthday / LOOK THE SKY) by Ami / Mami Futami & Koami / Komami (CV: Asami Shimoda) + Azusa Miura (CV: Chiaki Takahashi)
51. *2,025 *8,641 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "grilletto" by GARNiDELiA
55. *1,716 *1,716 Majimoji Rurumo ED "Futari no Chronostasis" by Yurika Endou
56. *1,712 16,768 Haikyuu!! OP "Ah Yeah!!" by Sukima Switch
57. *1,688 *1,688 Glasslip OP "Natsu no Hi to Kimi no Koe" by Choucho
60. *1,620 14,639 Dragon Ball Kai (2014) ED "Junjou" by Leo Ieiri
62. *1,585 *1,585 Tokyo ESP ED "Kyuusei Argyros" by Yousei Teikoku
71. *1,235 40,337 Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie ED "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" by SCANDAL
84. **,894 60,240 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "KiRa-Kira Sensation! / Happy maker!" by μ's
85. **,886 *3,402 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [locodol] Yatte Mita. OP/ED "Mirai Fanfare / Mirai Shoujotachi" by Nagaregawa Girls [Nanako Usami (CV: Miku Itou) & Yukari Kohinata (CV: Sachika Misawa)]
88. **,788 *4,907 Ao Haru Ride ED "Blue" by Fujifabric (included in "Blue/WIRED")
93. **,736 52,847 One Piece OP "Wake up!" by AAA
95. **,722 *3,110 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus ED "Aoki Tsuki Michite" by AKIRA
96. **,709 58,669 Makakucity Actors OP/ED "daze/days" by Jin
98. **,656 *3,201 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! OP "moving soul" by Minami Kuribayashi
(cut-off 656)


CD Album
*4. 21,978 *21,978 Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas "PHASE 2" (incl. Gokukoku no Brynhildr OP "Virtue and Vice" and Sengoku Basara: Judge End OP "Thunderclap")
31. *2,692 **6,820 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Mini Album Vol. 4 Taiga Kagami (CV: Yuuki Ono) - Meteor Jam Sessions - by Taiga Kagami (CV: Yuuki Ono)
32. *2,671 412,267 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
33. *2,365 *40,019 Kalafina THE BEST "Blue" (incl. Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue")
36. *2,037 *67,530 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin"
39. *1,916 *36,611 Kalafina THE BEST "Red"
56. *1,279 106,640 UVERworld "0 CHOIR"
57. *1,268 *10,722 Uchuu Kyoudai Complete Best by Various Artists
62. *1,145 **9,696 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama "The Prince of Tennis II: Shitenhouji Super STARS" by Various Artists
63. *1,137 266,643 Bump of Chicken "RAY"
74. **,923 *90,551 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
77. **,859 *12,765 Noitamina 10th Anniversary Best Mixed by DJ Kazu
81. **,818 **1,573 Digimon Movie Song Collection by Various Artists
91. **,722 **8,912 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@THER HARMONY 01 by Legend Days
95. **,704 *51,551 Ayumi Hamasaki "Colours" (incl. Buddha 2:Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Owarinaki Tabi Theme Song "Pray")
(cut-off 704)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 51 Comments Recent Comments

Aozumi said:
Roloko said:
What was K's average BD sales? For the volumes not the BD box.


I think the average sales was between 8k or 9k not really sure


Average was 7,649.

○K 【全7巻】
巻数   初動      累計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 3,590(1,607) 6,926(2,084) 12.11.07 ※合計 9,010枚
02巻 2,632(1,047) 5,216(1,359) 12.11.07 ※合計 6,575枚
03巻 2,968(1,243) 4,973(*,***) 12.12.05 ※合計 6,216枚
04巻 3,905(1,712) 5,077(2,167) 13.01.09 ※合計 7,244枚
05巻 3,779(1,696) 4,793(2,071) 13.02.06 ※合計 6,864枚
06巻 5,354(2,528) 5,978(*,***) 13.03.13 ※合計 8,506枚
07巻 5,532(2,695) 6,433(*,***) 13.03.13 ※合計 9,128枚
※1巻は第1話のみ収録

Source: http://dvdbd.wiki.fc2.com/wiki/K

Aug 16, 2014 12:55 AM by Ejc

Roloko said:
What was K's average BD sales? For the volumes not the BD box.


I think the average sales was between 8k or 9k not really sure

Aug 15, 2014 11:52 PM by NemuriNezumi

What was K's average BD sales? For the volumes not the BD box.

I can't wait to see the movie I couldn't go to any of the screenings since the closest one was a 3 hour drive. Going to start stalking sites once its released.

Aug 15, 2014 7:33 PM by Roloko

Hahalollawl said:
GodlyKyon said:
*8. **9,561 Sidonia no Kishi [BD]

So, is this from a single volume? Or accumulated? Because if it is, wow.


First Volume I think. It did quite well.


That is more than just well, that is pretty damn amazing. I wouldn't have thought it would be successful, and instead stay underground like Nihei's other works.

DAMN, Now I am looking forward to what they can pull with season 2.

Aug 15, 2014 3:05 PM by GodlyKyon

Ejc said:
The hype in Japan is more relevant for the franchise, but I will include a timeline of just the mobage (abbreviation is Sukufesu in Japanese), which is only one of many different multimedia formats for the franchise.

2013/04/15: Released on iOS
2013/06/06: Released on Android
2013/06/26: Player base reaches 500,000 players
2013/09/21: Player base reaches 1,000,000 players
2014/02/24: Player base reaches 2,000,000 players
2014/05/23: Player base reaches 3,000,000 players
2014/08/08: Player base reaches 4,000,000 players

Ever since the mobage reached 2 million players, the game has been growing at a phenomenal pace of ~1 million players every 2.5 to 3 months. Players spend a lot of money on the mobage, and has single handedly brought Klab Games from the red to the black. Then the release of the localised version of Sukufesu in English, Chinese, and most recently in Korean, since they also want to tap into the overseas markets as well. There are also players in the English and Chinese games that spend a lot of money on the localised games as well, which made localisation a very good decision. The English and Chinese games have already reached 250K+ players in a month or two.

The hype is still here, which is supported by high interest in 2.5D idols, the many CD releases (the Best Live! collection has charted for 83 weeks in a row from when it was released last year), the growth in the anime fanbase (as evident in the sales of Vol.2 S2 compared to S1, the increase in CD sales, etc). Then we have the School Idol Diary light novels, nendoroids, merchandise at the upcoming Comiket. I can go on and on about Love Live!, which grew from a fan-based voting project back in 2010, to a monster of a franchise in 2014. The upcoming release of the 3 PS Vita games (abbreviated as Sukupara in Japanese) will be a nice indicator of the strength of the Love Live! franchise.

No matter if you're a fan of the show or not, that kind of growth is nothing short of amazing. Whoever came up with the idea must be idolizing (get it?) his past self from 2010.

Aug 14, 2014 5:11 AM by Rachmaninow

The hype in Japan is more relevant for the franchise, but I will include a timeline of just the mobage (abbreviation is Sukufesu in Japanese), which is only one of many different multimedia formats for the franchise.

2013/04/15: Released on iOS
2013/06/06: Released on Android
2013/06/26: Player base reaches 500,000 players
2013/09/21: Player base reaches 1,000,000 players
2014/02/24: Player base reaches 2,000,000 players
2014/05/23: Player base reaches 3,000,000 players
2014/08/08: Player base reaches 4,000,000 players

Ever since the mobage reached 2 million players, the game has been growing at a phenomenal pace of ~1 million players every 2.5 to 3 months. Players spend a lot of money on the mobage, and has single handedly brought Klab Games from the red to the black. Then the release of the localised version of Sukufesu in English, Chinese, and most recently in Korean, since they also want to tap into the overseas markets as well. There are also players in the English and Chinese games that spend a lot of money on the localised games as well, which made localisation a very good decision. The English and Chinese games have already reached 250K+ players in a month or two.

The hype is still here, which is supported by high interest in 2.5D idols, the many CD releases (the Best Live! collection has charted for 83 weeks in a row from when it was released last year), the growth in the anime fanbase (as evident in the sales of Vol.2 S2 compared to S1, the increase in CD sales, etc). Then we have the School Idol Diary light novels, nendoroids, merchandise at the upcoming Comiket. I can go on and on about Love Live!, which grew from a fan-based voting project back in 2010, to a monster of a franchise in 2014. The upcoming release of the 3 PS Vita games (abbreviated as Sukupara in Japanese) will be a nice indicator of the strength of the Love Live! franchise.

Aug 13, 2014 9:54 PM by Ejc

Hoppy said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


You need to set your comparative standard a bit differently here cause you're talking about the best selling TV anime Blu-Ray volume to date and something of an anomaly with volume 1 that was never going to be equalled by volume 2. At about 50K though it'd still doing better than the vast majority of TV anime. Especially lately so it's not that its popularity is dying down but regressing to the mean.


You also have to factor in the movie coming out in 2015, that hype will go back up again, heaven forbid Muse doesn't graduate at the end of the movie and a 3rd season gets announced.



I think the hype is still around because of the smartphone game that has also been translated into different languages including English. Also, the PS Vita game will also be released in a few weeks with preorders getting a limited editions nendoroids. And if the reception of that game will be good, it may also get translated to English as well. I think those two games will keep the Love Live! hype around until the movie comes out next year.

Aug 13, 2014 6:57 PM by OrangeRafi

tonari no totoro will never stop selling and glad Lupin is selling too.

Aug 13, 2014 1:59 PM by Mr_Gutts

GodlyKyon said:
*8. **9,561 Sidonia no Kishi [BD]

So, is this from a single volume? Or accumulated? Because if it is, wow.


First Volume I think. It did quite well.

Aug 13, 2014 12:21 PM by Hahalollawl

ThangLong said:
Hoppy said:
I've read about that phenomenon in a couple blogs and was shocked, but I've seen numerous other anime being popular among the Chinese speaking community, Date A Live is quite popular in Taiwan and South Korea.

Some anime can catch fire in certain countries. Besides Date A Live, Railgun and SAO are well liked in mainland China. South Korea likes Accel World while the Philippines is fond of OreImo.

However, Love Live is a little bit different since it ran on both waves, idol and anime. Idol culture in this region is influenced mostly by Korean bands. Japan used to have a strong presence with AKB but that has faded for a while because the Koreans give a stronger impression with their "sexy-cool" idols instead of "cute" ones. Nevertheless, the fondness of "cute" idols are always there and µ as a RL idol band portrays it excellently. µ is a professional group with high quality performers like Nanjo, Mimorin, Pile and Emi. That's why a ticket to the Live concert is valued so highly, leading to a phenomenal Vol1 sale.


I think that's why I'm not too keen on K-Pop at all, while I do like the choreography better than J-Pop (well it is far better than J-Pop), the sexy-cool image doesn't sit too well with me. I wouldn't mind some Choreography instructors who work with K-pop idols to go to Japan and teach the J-pop idols some great moves.

Aug 13, 2014 10:29 AM by Hoppy

Hoppy said:
I've read about that phenomenon in a couple blogs and was shocked, but I've seen numerous other anime being popular among the Chinese speaking community, Date A Live is quite popular in Taiwan and South Korea.

Some anime can catch fire in certain countries. Besides Date A Live, Railgun and SAO are well liked in mainland China. South Korea likes Accel World while the Philippines is fond of OreImo.

However, Love Live is a little bit different since it ran on both waves, idol and anime. Idol culture in this region is influenced mostly by Korean bands. Japan used to have a strong presence with AKB but that has faded for a while because the Koreans give a stronger impression with their "sexy-cool" idols instead of "cute" ones. Nevertheless, the fondness of "cute" idols are always there and µ as a RL idol band portrays it excellently. µ is a professional group with high quality performers like Nanjo, Mimorin, Pile and Emi. That's why a ticket to the Live concert is valued so highly, leading to a phenomenal Vol1 sale.

Aug 13, 2014 10:08 AM by ThangLong

*8. **9,561 Sidonia no Kishi [BD]

So, is this from a single volume? Or accumulated? Because if it is, wow.

Aug 13, 2014 9:35 AM by GodlyKyon

ThangLong said:
trabeus1 said:


Actually you are right, Its not a hype.
Well I really do Love Love Live, just thought vol.2 wasn't selling as much as vol.1 so thought it was.
Sure Japan loves Love Live, posters/ads and BD were everywhere in Akihabara

Not only Japan, but the rest of Asia Pacific and South East Asia are catching up to the Love Live's wave as they are much more susceptible to idol culture than Western countries. It's thanks to the phone game Love Live school idol festival that has been translated in four different languages including English. Japanese are really amazed at how popular Love Live is in neighboring countries. Here is a video in Japanese TV about Love Live's phenomenon in Shanghai.



I've read about that phenomenon in a couple blogs and was shocked, but I've seen numerous other anime being popular among the Chinese speaking community, Date A Live is quite popular in Taiwan and South Korea.

Aug 13, 2014 9:17 AM by Hoppy

trabeus1 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


How do you figure that? Love Live is one of those things that just doesn't seem to fade away like the rest in terms of popularity. Fan art is still pretty much constant, the music is still selling, the Blu-Ray discs are still charting (that first disc for season 2 has remained in the top 40 for preorder rankings on Amazon.jp for almost two months now), fans in Asia literally prostrate themselves before images of the idols, it makes the mainstream news in Japan on discussions of hot twitter tags and even gets mentioned a lot on mainstream variety programs.

Also it's not just hype trust me. The passion from the fanbase is pretty real, very intense and more than a little scary. You should see what happens any time one of the fictional idols has a "birthday".


Actually you are right, Its not a hype.
Well I really do Love Love Live, just thought vol.2 wasn't selling as much as vol.1 so thought it was.
Sure Japan loves Love Live, posters/ads and BD were everywhere in Akihabara

Not only Japan, but the rest of Asia Pacific and South East Asia are catching up to the Love Live's wave as they are much more susceptible to idol culture than Western countries. It's thanks to the phone game Love Live school idol festival that has been translated in four different languages including English. Japanese are really amazed at how popular Love Live is in neighboring countries. Here is a video in Japanese TV about Love Live's phenomenon in Shanghai.

Aug 13, 2014 9:09 AM by ThangLong

Yohimo_asakura said:
16,076 Tokyo Ghoul OP "unravel"


I think this deserves a bit more attention...

Boring week, by the way :/

If you think this week is boring, you really won't like next week. Only 3 releases.

Aug 13, 2014 7:36 AM by rederoin

16,076 Tokyo Ghoul OP "unravel"


I think this deserves a bit more attention...

Boring week, by the way :/

Aug 13, 2014 6:28 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Matsutarou is a day-time/morning show, sales are nearly irrelevant for it. If it keeps getting good ratings, they'll probably just adapt the whole manga.

Aug 13, 2014 4:27 AM by rederoin

tsubasalover said:

*4. *12,090 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?
Whoa, since when? Guess I gotta pick the series back up.
tsubasalover said:
21. **1,490 Hitsugi no Chaika [BD]
Depressing..
tsubasalover said:
28. ***,408 Soul Eater NOT!
Have only seen the first episode, but.. so low.
tsubasalover said:
No Data
**. **,*** Fuuun Ishin Dai☆Shogun
**. **,*** Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou [DVD]
Guess that is to be expected from show like Fuuun Ishin. I enjoyed it though.
Sad to see Matsutarou down here as well, hopefully it could go over hundred episodes, or maybe even a full adaption.

Aug 13, 2014 4:19 AM by ToG25thBaam

Zee530 said:
tsubasalover said:

*6. 1,545 1,545 Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Vol.2


Season 2 dreams fast fading away :(


We can always hope. That's the only thing we can do.

Aug 12, 2014 10:59 PM by Tengai

Wow, Lupin still gets sales.

Aug 12, 2014 8:30 PM by malvarez1