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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Sept 22 - 28

by tsubasalover
Sep 30, 2014 2:10 AM | 138 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for September 22nd - 28th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 41,243 41,243 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.4 Special Limited Edition
*2. 28,473 28,473 Monogatari Series: Second Season Hanamonogatari Vol.1 Suruga Devil Part 1 Limited Edition
*3. *9,777 *9,777 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:4 Ghost Stands Alone
*4. *8,541 *8,541 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.3 Limited Edition
*5. *8,057 *8,057 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Nyuugaku-hen" Vol.3 Limited Edition
*6. *7,639 *7,639 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.1
*7. *7,280 *7,280 Aldnoah.Zero Vol.1 Limited Edition
*8. *7,053 *7,053 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.4 Limited Edition
*9. *7,004 *7,004 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.9
10. *6,133 *6,133 Sidonia no Kishi Vol.5 Limited Edition
11. *5,705 *5,705 No Game No Life Vol.4
12. *4,384 *4,384 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! Vol.1
13. *3,941 *3,941 Barakamon Vol.1
14. *3,834 *3,834 Date A Live II Vol.4
15. *3,807 *3,807 Nisekoi Vol.7 Limited Edition
16. *3,449 *3,449 Turn A Gundam Blu-ray BOX Vol.1
17. *3,280 *3,280 Hanayamata Vol.1 Limited Edition
18. *3,088 *3,088 Mushishi Zoku Shou Vol.2 Limited Edition
19. *2,860 *2,860 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Vol.2 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,860)


DVD
*1. 11,820 *11,820 One Piece Log Collection "Promise" (eps.497-516)
*2. *7,154 **7,154 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.9
*3. *4,137 **4,137 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.1
*4. *3,451 **3,451 Monogatari Series: Second Season Hanamonogatari Vol.1 Suruga Devil Part 1 Limited Edition
*5. *2,994 **2,994 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Vol.2 Limited Edition
*6. *2,223 **2,223 Mekakucity Actors Vol.7 Limited Edition
*7. *2,206 **2,206 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:4 Ghost Stands Alone
*8. *2,112 **2,112 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Nyuugaku-hen" Vol.3 Limited Edition
*9. *1,910 *10,219 Haikyuu!! Vol.3
10. *1,799 **1,799 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.3 Limited Edition
11. *1,770 **1,770 Barakamon Vol.1
12. *1,716 **1,716 Kamigami no Asobi Vol.4
13. *1,394 **1,394 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1
14. *1,245 **1,245 No Game No Life Vol.4
15. *1,102 **7,774 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.1
16. *1,060 **1,060 Nisekoi Vol.7 Limited Edition
17. *1,013 **1,013 Aldnoah.Zero Vol.1 Limited Edition
18. **,998 ***,998 Love Stage!! Vol.1
19. **,897 ***,897 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.4 Limited Edition
20. **,853 ***,853 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.9 Limited Edition
21. **,798 ***,798 Bakumatsu Rock Vol.2 Limited Edition
22. **,792 ***,792 Date A Live II Vol.4 Limited Edition
23. **,778 ***,778 Mushishi Zoku Shou Vol.2 Limited Edition
24. **,710 124,658 Kaze Tachinu
25. **,569 ***,569 Sengoku Basara: Judge End Vol.1
26. **,541 ***,541 Hanayamata Vol.1 Limited Edition
27. **,525 ***,525 Danball Senki Wars Vol.12
28. **,521 **2,991 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.10
(cut-off 521)


CD Single
15. 5,710 **5,710 Nobunaga Concerto ED "Fukagyaku Replace" by MY FIRST STORY
18. 4,202 **4,202 Miss Monochrome: The Animation Character Song "Watashi dake no Monogatari" by Miss Monochrome (CV: Yui Horie)
25. 3,388 **3,388 Barakamon OP "Rashisa / Watakushigoto" by SUPER BEAVER
29. 2,894 116,285 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
31. 2,585 *27,603 One Piece 3D2Y: Ace no shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama Tono Chikai ED "Next Stage c/w Sayonara no Mae ni" by AAA
32. 2,540 *21,460 Aldnoah_Zero ED "A/Z|aLIEz" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
44. 1,751 **1,751 Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow OP "Connect Link" by Yoko Ishida
46. 1,480 *12,043 Haikyuu!! ED "LEO" by tacica
47. 1,474 **1,474 Ao Haru Ride IN "I will / Animation" by Chelsy
51. 1,430 *20,867 Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Kokoro no Kagi" by May J. (inclu. in "Hontou no Koi")
55. 1,262 *20,479 Hanayamata OP "Hana wa Odore ya Irohaniho" by Team Hanayamata
56. 1,220 *32,692 Stand by Me Doraemon ED "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata
63. 1,072 *36,734 Sword Art Online II OP "IGNITE" by Eir Aoi
72. *,864 *17,382 Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue" by Kalafina (Single Version)
75. *,844 *24,184 Tokyo Ghoul OP "unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
77. *,821 *10,513 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun OP "Kimi ja Nakya Dame Mitai" by Masayoshi Ooishi
79. *,769 *33,537 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus OP "ENAMEL" by CID
88. *,668 **7,377 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei ED "Mirror" by Rei Yasuda
94. *,613 *14,770 Ao Haru Ride OP "Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru" by CHICO with HoneyWorks
99. *,564 *17,447 The Idolm@ster Master Artist 3 Prologue "Only My Note" by 765PRO ALLSTARS
(cut-off 564)


CD Album
*3. 21,944 *21,944 GRANRODEO "Karma to Labyrinth"
14. *7,992 **7,992 The Idolm@ster Live The@ter Harmony 04 by Eternal Harmony
15. *7,913 **7,913 The Idolm@ster Live The@ter Harmony 03 by Crescent Blue
18. *6,294 **6,294 Galneryus "VETELGYUS" (incl. Donten ni Warau ED "ATTITUDE TO LIFE")
25. *4,810 **4,810 Aikatsu! IN "CUTE LOOK" by STAR☆ANIS
38. *3,122 **3,122 Shoko Nakagawa "TOKYO SHOKO☆LAND 2014 ~RPG no Michi no Kioku~ Shokotan☆Cover Bangaihen Produced by Kohei Tanaka" (cover songs of One Piece OP "We Are!", "We go" and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) OP "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~")
40. *3,042 **3,042 Hetalia: The Beautiful World ED "Mawaru Chikyuu Best" by Various Artists
47. *2,540 **2,540 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. Vocal Album~Idol, Yattemasu!~ by Nanako Usami (CV: Miku Itou), Yukari Kohinata (CV: Sachika Misawa), Yui Mikoze (CV: Maya Yoshioka), Mirai Nazukari (CV: Inori Minase)
51. *2,368 *26,070 fripSide "infinite synthesis 2"
66. *1,720 *17,314 Aldnoah.Zero OST by Hiroyuki Sawano
67. *1,712 **1,712 DRAMAtic Murder ED Mini Album "Rasterize Memoiry" by Various Artists
74. *1,479 424,902 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
81. *1,322 **1,322 Chicago Poodle "Life is Beautiful" (incl. Detective Conan ED "Kimi no Egao ga Naniyori mo Sukidatta")
84. *1,285 *12,795 Minori Chihara 10th Anniversary Best Album SANCTUARY ~Minori Chiara Best Album~
(cut-off 1,285)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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20 of 138 Comments Recent Comments

okay ZnT sells 1,099 BD, one of the worst sales this season
and Tokyo Ghoul total only gets 3,667, much lower than what we expected when the season began
read more at http://www.someanithing.com/2194

Oct 2, 2014 6:25 PM by moonnya

well done one piece

Oct 2, 2014 2:08 PM by Mr_Gutts

BigSimo said:

because hopefully he'll realize it was a mistake and go back to making the greatest anime ever made (bebop + champloo)

Its not him who decides what anime get funded. Not to mention we don't know if ZnT turned a profit, broke even or lost money. But thats a whole other topic.



SolviteSekai said:


bebop flopped too

It did not. It acteally sold a lot of discs.

Oct 1, 2014 4:15 AM by rederoin

Seifer12 said:
scytheavatar said:


The fact that it's one of the best anime comedies ever made?
Even so it is little too high for the best anime comedies ever made to get that sales. maybe i'm little too pessimistic.

I think it might help you to think about it from the other side, from the perspective of people who BOUGHT it, rather than people like yourself who are wondering why on earth so many people bought it.

Why do people buy anime? Why that anime and not another one?

Well, obviously they liked it! They liked it enough to want to own it, to support it, to get the extras, because their PVR forgot to record it... but mostly they really liked it, enough to buy it rather than something else as most buyers only buy a show or two per season.

This high school comedy was more than that. It had great characters of both sexes, side characters which were really well developed, both new and running gags, it made fun of shoujo manga tropes in a shounen series. The music was great, the animation was well done, cute character designs.

Most importantly I think, the first episode was super awesome! It was so surprisingly good that it got people talking and watching. The next episodes kept on hitting all the right notes week after week. Do that for the first 3-4 episodes of the season, then keep on to the end and you have a good chance of becoming a surprise hit like Nozaki-kun.

Watch the shows every week, check out the reaction of Japanese fans (the only ones who buy the discs and show up in the sales lists here). Doing that will let you know what to expect with some sales. Shows with no reactions, "air shows", never sell and shows with a lot of negative reaction often don't sell. Some popular shows will sell even if there is little or mostly negative reaction from haters.

Try to get into the mind of the Japanese anime buyers. That may help you to understand, much more than simply thinking "most high school shows sell xxxx".

Oct 1, 2014 3:07 AM by hpulley

scytheavatar said:
Seifer12 said:
i wonder what drove Gekkan Shoujo to get that sales other than comedy. usually regular highschool anime gets 3-4k sales average. i actually expected it worse than that.


The fact that it's one of the best anime comedies ever made?
Even so it is little too high for the best anime comedies ever made to get that sales. maybe i'm little too pessimistic.

Oct 1, 2014 1:52 AM by Seifer12

SolviteSekai said:
bebop flopped too


Again would you stop spreading misinformation.

This is what the mods should be stopping in these sales threads.

Bebop did not flop. 19,651 (3330 VHS + 7,673 LD + 8,648 (51,888/6, as we don't know how Vol.1~3 DVDs sold) DVD) average. It also sold 28,953 units for 2 DVD-BOX releases. How exactly are those sales a flop??? I would understand if it actually sold poorly, but this is just getting ridiculous dude.

カウボーイビバップ



Re-release DVD-BOXs




Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20111118054123/http://jbbs.livedoor.jp/bbs/read.cgi/music/3914/1295395600/

Oct 1, 2014 1:19 AM by Ejc

Seeing the Love Live sales never fail to please me.

SolviteSekai said:
ichii_1 said:

I could've sworn I saw 15K somewhere :O
but whatever the point is that Sunrise doesn't give a sh!t about any series that doesn't make BIG MONEY anymore, if Love Live 2 vol.1 sold 40K-50K they would have thrown it in the trash :(
I'm scared for Gundam's future too :( any less than 100K might kill it, they're getting greedier and greedier.


buddy complex got a second season didnt it?

That show sold like 2k


Don't think it's getting a second season anymore, only a two part special to end the series. Maybe they reconsidered after the poor sales.

Oct 1, 2014 1:18 AM by Ga_Laxy

I kind of expected love stage to bomb, so much of the development was stupid, the relationship felt shallow and ryouma is really too wimpy for a lead seme.

Sep 30, 2014 11:56 PM by sterres

BigSimo said:
Quoo said:


WHY DO U WANT TO SEE WATANABE FAIL!!?!?!?!?!

because hopefully he'll realize it was a mistake and go back to making the greatest anime ever made (bebop + champloo)


bebop flopped too

Edit: japanese people dont really like grimdark edgy shit that much.

Sep 30, 2014 7:36 PM by SolviteWoTaberu

Quoo said:
moonnya said:
*3. 11,776 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Well Nozaki wont get > 10k average after all

*5. *8,293 Aldnoah.Zero
that power of Aniplex, and people say this can beat Gundam lolwut

and looks like stalker guess right about Zankyou no Terror after all, no buff from Aniplex or teen girls, 1k2 then, I wont feel sorry for them if they have this sell, Five already ruined the show

dem spring series killing summer anime on their first volumes, how rude


WHY DO U WANT TO SEE WATANABE FAIL!!?!?!?!?!

because hopefully he'll realize it was a mistake and go back to making the greatest anime ever made (bebop + champloo)

Sep 30, 2014 7:34 PM by simo000

moonnya said:
*3. 11,776 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Well Nozaki wont get > 10k average after all

*5. *8,293 Aldnoah.Zero
that power of Aniplex, and people say this can beat Gundam lolwut

and looks like stalker guess right about Zankyou no Terror after all, no buff from Aniplex or teen girls, 1k2 then, I wont feel sorry for them if they have this sell, Five already ruined the show

dem spring series killing summer anime on their first volumes, how rude


WHY DO U WANT TO SEE WATANABE FAIL!!?!?!?!?!

Sep 30, 2014 6:00 PM by Quoo

Seifer12 said:
i wonder what drove Gekkan Shoujo to get that sales other than comedy. usually regular highschool anime gets 3-4k sales average. i actually expected it worse than that.


You won't understand until you watch it! It's funny as helll.

Nice to see Gekkan Shoujo, Aldnoah, and Barakamon on here :) Barakamon deserves more though! Surprised Zankyou no Terror didn't make it.

Sep 30, 2014 3:15 PM by Ando

ichii_1 said:
SolviteSekai said:
So any word on if Jojo's is selling enough for part 4 to be animated?

Should be, if they aren't feggits like Sunrise :(
about 20k average for Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere and 10-15K for Accel World but no new season in years :(


Sunrise is primarily about trying to produce anime original content that they and Bandai own the rights too and are always trying to come up with new franchises so while it's a shame that their adaptation efforts have been lagging behind in the last little while (I swear the last time I recall them doing one was Binbougami-Ga) that's just kind of how it is with them. It doesn't matter how successful the shows are, it's a matter of their business model and MO, adaptations just don't happen very often with them, particularly considering their original titles tend to be fairly successful on average.

ichii_1 said:
rederoin said:

Accel world did not even hit a 9k average.

I could've sworn I saw 15K somewhere :O
but whatever the point is that Sunrise doesn't give a sh!t about any series that doesn't make BIG MONEY anymore, if Love Live 2 vol.1 sold 40K-50K they would have thrown it in the trash :(
I'm scared for Gundam's future too :( any less than 100K might kill it, they're getting greedier and greedier.


Gundams measure of success isn't in Blu-Ray sales but in model kits. If a show in the franchise gets Blu-Ray sales it's mainly just like a nice bonus for the Bandai Visual wing of the company cause that's not really what they're aiming for typically.

Also I hate to break it to people but Gundam was always a show aimed primarily at younger viewers. Besides just because a show is aimed at younger viewers doesn't mean it can't be good, but you know people these days have this fixation on the idea that anime needs to be all "mature" and grimdark in order to be considered good. Personally I still see a lot of variety in the franchise and don't find that it's been treated poorly at all lately so I guess it's just a matter of perspective.

Lastly while Sunrise can definitely be kind of greedy I don't see how they don't care about shows that don't make ample money anymore. I think people should take a closer look at their recent catalog and things like Short Peace which was made knowing they would take a loss on it but as a trade off also earned the company the distinction of being the only Japanese animation studio have a work get an Oscar nomination for it's Possessions segment.

Sep 30, 2014 3:12 PM by PeacingOut

SolviteSekai said:
ichii_1 said:

I could've sworn I saw 15K somewhere :O
but whatever the point is that Sunrise doesn't give a sh!t about any series that doesn't make BIG MONEY anymore, if Love Live 2 vol.1 sold 40K-50K they would have thrown it in the trash :(
I'm scared for Gundam's future too :( any less than 100K might kill it, they're getting greedier and greedier.


buddy complex got a second season didnt it?

That show sold like 2k


Buddy Complex was split cour and 2k is terrible sales especially with a lot less merchandise than Gundam and even Love Live and Aikatsu. I think I can live without anymore Gundam anime, it's being tainted by creator butthurt, greed, and the dumb decision to kiddify the look and often the feel of the series, I know it's driven by merchandise but make it at least something watchable and put the more kiddy series to side series status. These days I'm more interested in the games than the anime.

Sep 30, 2014 1:51 PM by Hoppy

tsudecimo said:
Moodie said:

10k always guarantee, except if the publisher of the material is a faggot

No it doesn't, stop talking out of your ass.
i guess u didnt read up till the part where i said "Of course, you have another factors,"

Sep 30, 2014 1:48 PM by moodie

SolviteSekai said:

buddy complex got a second season didnt it?

That show sold like 2k

^ they're probably making millions with the games and merchandise :( but some series don't have that luxury.

Sep 30, 2014 1:48 PM by ichii_1

Winter_Fox_Tami said:
IzKir said:
No Hunter x Hunter 2011 in top? wow, that's strange


What do you mean "that's strange"? Hunter x Hunter never sells anything. I barely remember ever seeing it rank.

Lol, I heard from an asian fan, that it DVDs/BDs sell less than a 100. I mean damn, that's bad, even for a long running anime.

Sep 30, 2014 1:47 PM by tsudecimo

ichii_1 said:
rederoin said:

Accel world did not even hit a 9k average.

I could've sworn I saw 15K somewhere :O
but whatever the point is that Sunrise doesn't give a sh!t about any series that doesn't make BIG MONEY anymore, if Love Live 2 vol.1 sold 40K-50K they would have thrown it in the trash :(
I'm scared for Gundam's future too :( any less than 100K might kill it, they're getting greedier and greedier.


buddy complex got a second season didnt it?

That show sold like 2k

Sep 30, 2014 1:46 PM by SolviteWoTaberu

Moodie said:

10k always guarantee, except if the publisher of the material is a faggot

No it doesn't, stop talking out of your ass.

Sep 30, 2014 1:45 PM by tsudecimo

rederoin said:

Accel world did not even hit a 9k average.

I could've sworn I saw 15K somewhere :O
but whatever the point is that Sunrise doesn't give a sh!t about any series that doesn't make BIG MONEY anymore, if Love Live 2 vol.1 sold 40K-50K they would have thrown it in the trash :(
I'm scared for Gundam's future too :( any less than 100K might kill it, they're getting greedier and greedier.

Sep 30, 2014 1:41 PM by ichii_1