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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Aug 11 - 17

by tsubasalover
Aug 19, 2014 1:54 AM | 78 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for August 11th - 17th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 4,753 **4,753 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.6 A-ver Limited Edition
*2. 3,204 **3,204 Mekakucity Actors Vol.4 Limited Edition
*3. 1,462 **1,462 Noragami Vol.6 Limited Edition
*4. 1,072 112,962 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.1 Limited Special Edition
*5. 1,000 *69,664 Kaze Tachinu
*6. *,971 **8,858 Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro HD-Remaster
(cut-off 971)


DVD
*1. 3,989 **3,989 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.6 A-ver Limited Edition
*2. 2,971 118,041 Kaze Tachinu
*3. 2,531 **2,531 Mekakucity Actors Vol.4 Limited Edition
*4. 1,447 **8,922 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
*5. 1,069 **1,069 Noragami Vol.6 Limited Edition
*6. 1,012 **2,634 Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon - Peko and the Exploration Party of Five Regular Edition
*7. *,991 ***,991 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.6 B-ver Limited Edition
*8. *,650 **6,686 Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi
*9. *,628 **3,354 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
10. *,566 **3,158 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
11. *,560 *16,522 One Piece Log Collection "Magellan" (eps.442-458)
12. *,556 *16,700 One Piece Log Collection "Impel Down" (eps.422-441)
13. *,543 *58,540 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
14. *,518 **2,258 Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro HD-Remaster
15. *,444 *18,362 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Regular Edition
16. *,437 *16,101 Haikyuu!! Vol.1
17. *,387 **5,196 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission
18. *,378 **2,193 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa HD-Remaster
19. *,362 **2,722 Mononoke Hime
(cut-off 362)


CD Single
*5. 31,777 *31,777 Chibi Maruko-chan (1995) OP "Odoru Bonbokorin" (Cover Version) by E-girls
*7. 18,781 *18,781 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e! "Nijiiro Miracle" by 765PRO ALLSTARS
12. *9,926 **9,926 Yama no Susume 2nd Season ED "Tinkling Smile" by Yui Ogura
13. *8,482 **8,482 Akame ga Kill! OP "Skyreach" by Sora Amamiya
14. *7,797 *40,257 Free!: Eternal Summer ED "FUTURE FISH" by STYLE FIVE
17. *6,347 *18,247 Stand by Me Doraemon ED "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata
21. *5,888 **5,888 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (TV) ED "Koi wa Milk Tea" by petit milady
22. *5,541 **5,541 Diamond no Ace ED "CLOUD NINE" by Seidou High School Basebal Club [Eijin Sawamura (CV: Ryota Ohsaka), Satoru Furuya (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki), Haruichi Kominato (CV: Natsuki Hanae)]
26. *4,374 *95,921 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
30. *3,356 *60,069 Bishoujo Sensei Sailor Moon: Crystal OP/ED "MOON PRIDE c/w Gekkou" by Momoiro Clover Z
32. *3,077 **8,488 Ao Haru Ride OP "Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru" by CHICO with HoneyWorks
34. *2,796 *10,103 Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue" by Kalafina (Single Version)
37. *2,236 *33,645 Free!: Eternal Summer OP "Dried Up Youthful Fame" by OLDCODEX
39. *2,101 *15,689 Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers OP/ED "Tsukiyabureru - Time to SMASH! c/w Thread of fate" by T.M.Revolution
40. *1,993 *18,069 Tokyo Ghoul OP "unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
47. *1,469 *12,570 Majimoji Rurumo OP "Seiippai, Tsutaetai!" by Suzuko Mimori
48. *1,459 *10,100 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "grilletto" by GARNiDELiA
49. *1,452 **1,452 Akame ga Kill! ED "Konna Sekai, Shiritakunakatta." by Miku Sawai
51. *1,423 **1,423 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 OP "Hello Sekai" by Shounen Hollywood
53. *1,274 *18,042 Haikyuu!! OP "Ah Yeah!!" by Sukima Switch
55. *1,224 **6,158 Tokyo Ghoul ED "Seijatachi" by People In The Box
56. *1,205 *15,844 Dragon Ball Kai (2014) ED "Junjou" by Leo Ieiri
57. *1,196 **4,380 Sabagebu! OP "YES!!" by Ayaka Ohashi
58. *1,157 *41,494 Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie ED "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" by SCANDAL
65. **,978 *25,510 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e! IN "Lamune-iro Seishun" by 765PRO ALLSTARS
66. **,955 *59,624 Makakucity Actors OP/ED "daze/days" by Jin
72. **,873 *61,113 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "KiRa-Kira Sensation! / Happy maker!" by μ's
74. **,837 *25,451 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Camus (Junketsunaru Ai -Aspiration-) by Camus (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)
84. **,738 *53,585 One Piece OP "Wake up!" by AAA
86. **,727 **4,129 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)]
95. **,646 **3,459 Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen ED "Face" by Sachika Misawa
99. **,607 145,294 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by Sekai no Owari
(cut-off 607)


CD Album
*9. 6,455 *28,433 Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas "PHASE 2" (incl. Gokukoku no Brynhildr OP "Virtue and Vice" and Sengoku Basara: Judge End OP "Thunderclap")
20. 3,665 **3,665 7!! "START LINE" (incl. Kindaichi Shounen no Jikembo Returns ED "Start Line")
25. 2,604 414,871 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
35. 2,077 *42,096 Kalafina THE BEST "Blue" (incl. Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue")
37. 1,905 **1,905 MimimemeMIMI "Meikyuu Sentimental"
41. 1,715 *69,245 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin"
42. 1,664 *38,275 Kalafina THE BEST "Red"
53. 1,309 107,949 UVERworld "0 CHOIR"
61. 1,126 *91,677 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
67. 1,028 **1,028 NoisyCell "Your Hands" (incl. Barakamon ED "Innocence")
70. *,990 *11,712 Uchuu Kyoudai Complete Best by Various Artists
71. *,981 267,624 Bump of Chicken "RAY"
85. *,815 *13,580 Noitamina 10th Anniversary Best Mixed by DJ Kazu
(cut-off 815)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 78 Comments Recent Comments

scytheavatar said:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/22-1/womens-votes-help-make-free-summers-most-popular-anime

From this pool, Free! took first place, and scored that top spot with 90% of its votes coming from women. Sword Art Online II took second place with 77% coming from men. At third, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun was even more lop-sided with 94% of its votes coming from women.


Seems to be confirmation of what I am saying, that Nozaki can be considered a female-targeted series.

I prefer to wait untill I know big that sample size is or until v2 of the BD/DVD comes out.

Aug 23, 2014 6:01 AM by rederoin

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/22-1/womens-votes-help-make-free-summers-most-popular-anime

From this pool, Free! took first place, and scored that top spot with 90% of its votes coming from women. Sword Art Online II took second place with 77% coming from men. At third, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun was even more lop-sided with 94% of its votes coming from women.


Seems to be confirmation of what I am saying, that Nozaki can be considered a female-targeted series.

Aug 22, 2014 10:57 PM by scytheavatar

Kaioshin_Sama said:


@rederoin: I swear to god there must be some unspoken rule that the most popular and generally jizzed about series must have the most defensive and protective fans. I could bring up any other non-hype show and nobody would care but bring up a Monogatari and Madoka and people will come out of the woodwork to and get all offended up

Kind of like you when somebody bashes sunrise, funny that works, eh?

Aug 22, 2014 4:13 AM by rederoin

Kaioshin_Sama said:

@rederoin: I swear to god there must be some unspoken rule that the most popular and generally jizzed about series must have the most defensive and protective fans. I could bring up any other non-hype show and nobody would care but bring up a Monogatari and Madoka and people will come out of the woodwork to and get all offended up

Because they know the shows are sh!tty (Aldnoah and Mushishi to mention a few) and don't bother defending it strongly, unlike really quality shows like Bleach and HxH ;)

Aug 21, 2014 6:38 PM by ichii_1

abg said:
umashikaneko said:
I have forgotten explaining why sales of CDs/artists has little correlation with popularity or recognition in Japan nowadays. CDs of Idols mostly come with some sort of goods/tickets that promote fans to buy (idol fans who buy several CDs per person is not rare too) and not many ordinary people(non idol fans) buy CDs frequently.


Rental CD ranking
DL ranking
Popularity poll
The number of youtube view
Karaoke ranking



Thus these are much much better indicator of actual popularity of song or singers/bands in Japan.


I feel get bored after some time just be Silent reader

I know why why n why These type users like this always compares/complaint anything about LL
in the same thread on different dates every week there is always a "butthurts"
My assumption believe it or not lately come from crazy fans of other anime like k*N & I*as
because they hate if LL takes over everything

"you're like a child who cries like a baby if
the toy you requested does not exist"

grow up dude





I'm not sure what you want to say.
You don't believe CD Sales have little correlation with Popularity or how-well -known in modern Japanese music market?
Do you want all of these data?

Popularity poll,Karaoke ranking,Itunes ranking,Rental cd ranking all show strong correlation eachother but CD Sales ranking is literally dominated by famous or non-famous male/female Idols you know?





Oricn single cd sales ranking 2013

1 Sayonara crowl AKB48
2 Koisuru fortune cookie AKB48
3 Heart Ereki AKB48
4 So long! AKB48
5 EXILE PRIDE EXILE
6 Calling/Breathless Arashi
7 Choco no dorei SKE48
8 Utsukushii inazuma SKE48
9 Bokura no yuriika NMB48
10 Endless Game Arashi
11 Sansei kawaii SKE48
12 Kamonegikusu NMB48
13 Girls rule  Nogisaka46
14 Barrette Nogisaka46
15 Joy!! ⇒ SMAP
16 My Resistance-tashikanamono Kis-My-Ft2
17 Peace and highlight Southern All stars
18 Hesomagari Kanjani∞
19 kimi to no kiseki Kis-My-Ft2
20 SNOW DOME no yakusoku/Luv Sick Kis-My-Ft2

This is karaoke artist ranking 2013

1 AKB48
2 EXILE
3 Arashi
4 Mr.Children
5 Golden bomber
6 Nishino kana
7 GReeeeN
8 BUMP OF CHICKEN
9 Ikimonogatari
10 Pornograffitti
11 Hamasaki Ayumi
12 Koda KUmi
13 UVERworld
14 Kobukuro
15 L'Arc~en~Ciel
16 B'z
17 Yuzu
18 HY
19 Shouthern All Stars
20 Shonan no kaze


this is favorite artist ranking of 2013 oricon magazine(20k voters)
1Arashi
2Ikimono gatari
3Mr children
4Fukuyama masaharu
5Yuzu
6Utada hikaru
7B'z
8Southern All Stars
9Kyary pamyu pamyu
10Kobukuro
11Amuro Namie
12Spitz
13Pornograffitti
14Momo iro clover z
15Perfume
16Yui
17Aiko
18Kuwata Keisuke
19Exile
20Bump of Chicken


2013 Itunes popular song ranking
1 「ninjari banban」 Kyary pamyu pamyu
2 「We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together」  TAYLOR SWIFT
3 「koisuru fortune cookies」 AKB48
4 「Live While We're Young」 One Direction
5 「Call Me Maybe」 CARLY RAE JEPSEN
6 「Koisuru kisetsu] NAOTO INTI RAYMI
7 「Hikouki kumo」 Arai Yumi
8 「Guren no yaiba」 Linked Horizon (AoT OP)
9 「Memeshikute」 Golden Bomber
10 「StarLoveration」 KeraKera
11「RPG - Single」 SEKAI NO OWARI
12「Believe - Single」 Nishi no Kana
13「Invador - Single」 Kyary pamyu pamyu
14「Contrail(from ALBUM「FEEL」) - Single」 Amuro namie
16「Shiosai no memory」 Koizumi kyoko
17「Irotoridori」 Yuzu
18 「Preserved Roses」 T.M.Revolution x Mizuki nana
19 「Itoshi no kimi e」 GReeeeN
20 「Arigatou」 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS


Single CD rental ranking by Tsutaya(the biggest rental chain shops)
1 「koisuru fortune cookies」 AKB48
2 Endless Game Arashi
3 RPG SEKAI NO OWARI
4 Calling/Breathless Arashi
5 「ninjari banban」 Kyary pamyu pamyu
6 Believe Nishi no Kana
7 Joy!! SMAP
8 「StarLoveration」 KeraKera
9 SUMMER NUDE '13 Yamashita tomohisa
10 Sakura color GReeeeN
11 VOICE AI
12 Kimi ni 100 Percent/furisodesion Kyary pamyu pamyu
13 Jiyu e no shingeki Linked Horizon (AoT OP)
14 Itoshi no kimi e GReeeeN
15 Gomen nasai no Kissing You e-girls
16 Saraba itoshi no kimi tachi e Momo Iro clover Z
17 Mirai no museum Perfume
18 Peace and Highlight Southern All Stars
19 1 2 3~koi ga hajimaru Ikimono gatari
20 /Get the groove Fukuyama masaharu

Aug 21, 2014 3:17 PM by umashikaneko

abg said:
umashikaneko said:
I have forgotten explaining why sales of CDs/artists has little correlation with popularity or recognition in Japan nowadays. CDs of Idols mostly come with some sort of goods/tickets that promote fans to buy (idol fans who buy several CDs per person is not rare too) and not many ordinary people(non idol fans) buy CDs frequently.


Rental CD ranking
DL ranking
Popularity poll
The number of youtube view
Karaoke ranking



Thus these are much much better indicator of actual popularity of song or singers/bands in Japan.


I feel get bored after some time just be Silent reader

I know why why n why These type users like this always compares/complaint anything about LL
in the same thread on different dates every week there is always a "butthurts"
My assumption believe it or not lately come from crazy fans of other anime like k*N & I*as
because they hate if LL takes over everything

"you're like a child who cries like a baby if
the toy you requested does not exist"

grow up dude



if that's the case it'd be pretty silly since again K-On is literally done, like the manga has ended, theaanime is long done with and its just...done. As for IMAS its owned by the same people anyway so your more likely to see a crossover at some point than one to overtake the other.

@rederoin: I swear to god there must be some unspoken rule that the most popular and generally jizzed about series must have the most defensive and protective fans. I could bring up any other non-hype show and nobody would care but bring up a Monogatari and Madoka and people will come out of the woodwork to and get all offended up

Aug 21, 2014 2:24 PM by PeacingOut

umashikaneko said:
I have forgotten explaining why sales of CDs/artists has little correlation with popularity or recognition in Japan nowadays. CDs of Idols mostly come with some sort of goods/tickets that promote fans to buy (idol fans who buy several CDs per person is not rare too) and not many ordinary people(non idol fans) buy CDs frequently.


Rental CD ranking
DL ranking
Popularity poll
The number of youtube view
Karaoke ranking



Thus these are much much better indicator of actual popularity of song or singers/bands in Japan.


I feel get bored after some time just be Silent reader

I know why why n why These type users like this always compares/complaint anything about LL
in the same thread on different dates every week there is always a "butthurts"
My assumption believe it or not lately come from crazy fans of other anime like k*N & I*as
because they hate if LL takes over everything

"you're like a child who cries like a baby if
the toy you requested does not exist"

grow up dude

Aug 21, 2014 12:03 PM by abg

kuuderes_shadow said:
Zoddd said:
Love Live is only popular amongst japanese virgins


What, so having sex stops you enjoying a good story or good music? First I've heard of that.


That's just trolling and not very good trolling at that.

Aug 21, 2014 8:40 AM by Hoppy

Zoddd said:
Love Live is only popular amongst japanese virgins


What, so having sex stops you enjoying a good story or good music? First I've heard of that.

Aug 21, 2014 7:54 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Love Live is only popular amongst japanese virgins

Aug 21, 2014 5:11 AM by Zoddd

I have forgotten explaining why sales of CDs/artists has little correlation with popularity or recognition in Japan nowadays. CDs of Idols mostly come with some sort of goods/tickets that promote fans to buy (idol fans who buy several CDs per person is not rare too) and not many ordinary people(non idol fans) buy CDs frequently.


Rental CD ranking
DL ranking
Popularity poll
The number of youtube view
Karaoke ranking



Thus these are much much better indicator of actual popularity of song or singers/bands in Japan.

Aug 21, 2014 4:44 AM by umashikaneko

bigivelfhq said:
rederoin said:

How does it being the 3rd best selling anime of all time justify bashing at every opportunity in the sales threads?


You asked being brought up! If is to talk bad or good, it doesn't matter. Is the same for One Piece when talking about manga.
They are series with great popularity and with great impact, so people will always bring them up.

I'm not particularly knowledgeable about people bashing monogatari, but if that is the case I would guess is because of the genres that it encompasses and the out of norm presentation.

I'm talking about people bringing it up when its not even bloody relevant to the thread, this week we did not even get a monogatari release.

Look, I know people love to be dicks about series they do not watch, but thats not an excuse to bash it at every opportunity you get.



Kaioshin_Sama said:


Okay everyone should stop being mean to Monogatari guys jeez

If you want to bash monogatari thats fine. But could you do it somewhere its relevant? I know you love to bash series you haven't watched, but you can atleast understand why people would dislike you for it. Because you don't seem to be that friendly to those who bash love live either.

Aug 21, 2014 4:15 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
bigivelfhq said:


Well, it is the most sold title BD/DVD right now and it is totally Otaku Oriented! So I would say yes.

How does it being the 3rd best selling anime of all time justify bashing at every opportunity in the sales threads?


You asked being brought up! If is to talk bad or good, it doesn't matter. Is the same for One Piece when talking about manga.
They are series with great popularity and with great impact, so people will always bring them up.

I'm not particularly knowledgeable about people bashing monogatari, but if that is the case I would guess is because of the genres that it encompasses and the out of norm presentation.

Aug 21, 2014 4:08 AM by bigivelfhq

Ejc said:
umashikaneko said:
I can name more than 100 japanese songs that have 3million view on youtube do muse have any?


Didn't realise that doing a comparison with just the most popular anime series or anison (or something stupid as doing an apples with oranges comparison... aka comparing mainstream songs with anison), was a valid way of determining if Love Live! was popular or not.

Maybe if you did a comparison with a larger sample size, you'd find that Love Live! is incredibly popular. So, I would have to agree with what Kaioshin_Sama said there before, about people being in denial. All the evidence that points to Love Live! being popular is available in plain sight.

I guess this is the same MAL, that thinks any anime that didn't sell over 10k discs or near SAO or Madoka or Bakemonogatari sales, is automatically a failure or not even popular.




Karaoke anime(game or tokusatsu) song ranking top100 of 2014(~2) 2013 2012 didnt have love live song.



And May I repeat myself? As I said I was wrong Love Live is very popular but I think it has different kind of popularity than Haruhi or K-on or Madoka from real lilfe experience.Not many typical anime fan friends of mine follow it







Aug 20, 2014 11:12 PM by umashikaneko

umashikaneko said:
I can name more than 100 japanese songs that have 3million view on youtube do muse have any?


Didn't realise that doing a comparison with just the most popular anime series or anison (or something stupid as doing an apples with oranges comparison... aka comparing mainstream songs with anison), was a valid way of determining if Love Live! was popular or not.

Maybe if you did a comparison with a larger sample size, you'd find that Love Live! is incredibly popular. So, I would have to agree with what Kaioshin_Sama said there before, about people being in denial. All the evidence that points to Love Live! being popular is available in plain sight.

I guess this is the same MAL, that thinks any anime that didn't sell over 10k discs or near SAO or Madoka or Bakemonogatari sales, is automatically a failure or not even popular.

Aug 20, 2014 9:26 PM by Ejc

Is there any reason Akame ga Kill still hasn't been solicited? Are they just not expecting any sales so they aren't bothering?

Aug 20, 2014 8:13 PM by RyanSaotome

umashikaneko said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


I forget to mention Muse was the 14th best selling music act in all of Japan for the first half of 2014. I don't know what else I can say to convince you that the brand is popular otherwise. AlsoK-On is literally done and probably Haruhi too at this rate. Madoka perhaps not though.




I would say it is popular among love live fans but not many people know muse.


I can name more than 100 japanese songs that have 3million view on youtube do muse have any?


Look I'm just giving examples. Fine if its so important its not popular then. Didn't realize people were going to fight me this hard on it but hey MAL right.

rederoin said:
bigivelfhq said:


Well, it is the most sold title BD/DVD right now and it is totally Otaku Oriented! So I would say yes.

How does it being the 3rd best selling anime of all time justify bashing at every opportunity in the sales threads?


Okay everyone should stop being mean to Monogatari guys jeez

Aug 20, 2014 7:52 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
umashikaneko said:



Sorry I'm mistaken it is very popular then.
As I said I think it is not something high ratio of anime fans like but it has own big fanbase.

What I see is basically popularity among general anime fans and most of them love live seems not that popular(above average of course but not as domminant popular as K-ON or Madoka or Haruhi)


I knew sukufes have 3M download but I don't find it that impressive, many of Social game are free and many of them just count DL not number of users,famous social game in Japan have well above 10 million DL. For example puzzle and dragons has 30M DL


And if you think Oricon chart means anything in todays Japanese society it is very misunderstanding. Oricon chart have little to no presence among average people nowadays because cds from fan culture(idol ota or ani-ota) selling well and well-known artist has little presence.




I forget to mention Muse was the 14th best selling music act in all of Japan for the first half of 2014. I don't know what else I can say to convince you that the brand is popular otherwise. AlsoK-On is literally done and probably Haruhi too at this rate. Madoka perhaps not though.




I would say it is popular among love live fans but not many people know muse.


I can name more than 100 japanese songs that have 3million view on youtube do muse have any?

Aug 20, 2014 7:21 PM by umashikaneko

Wah wasn't expecting Mekaku City would get those sales despite how crappy the anime was.

Noragami is going strong, Niceeee might get season 2:D

Aug 20, 2014 6:54 PM by Sanzen

bigivelfhq said:
rederoin said:
Does monogatari really have to be brought up whenever somebody finds an excuse to do so?


Well, it is the most sold title BD/DVD right now and it is totally Otaku Oriented! So I would say yes.

How does it being the 3rd best selling anime of all time justify bashing at every opportunity in the sales threads?

Aug 20, 2014 6:31 PM by rederoin