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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Oct 13 - 19

by tsubasalover
Oct 21, 2014 2:10 AM | 74 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for October 13th - 19th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 10,767 10,767 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.2
*2. *9,705 *9,705 Haikyuu!! Vol.4
*3. *7,251 *7,251 Psycho-Pass Blu-ray BOX
*4. *3,651 *3,651 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.1 Limited Deluxe Edition
*5. *3,057 65,990 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e! Limited Edition (incl. The iDOLM@STER: Shiny Festa)
*6. *2,432 *2,432 Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda - Shin Zvezda Daisakusen Limited Edition
*7. *2,396 *2,396 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.5
*8. *2,378 *2,378 Akame ga Kill! Vol.1
*9. *2,279 *2,279 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.11
10. *2,182 *2,182 Yuru Yuri♪♪ Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
11. *1,351 11,078 Tamako Love Story
12. **,832 **,832 Akuma no Riddle Vol.5
13. **,719 **,719 Ao Haru Ride Vol.2
14. **,580 *3,338 Mekakucity Actors Vol.8 Limited Edition
15. **,578 *7,123 Persona 4 The Golden Animation Vol.2 Limited Edtition
16. **,518 31,271 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.1 Suruga Devil Part 1 Limited Edition
17. **,421 47,996 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.4 Special Limited Edition
18. **,386 *9,540 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.1
(cut-off 386)


DVD
*1. 8,352 **8,352 Haikyuu!! Vol.4
*2. 6,373 **6,373 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.2
*3. 1,998 **1,998 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.11
*4. 1,021 **1,021 Ao Haru Ride Vol.2
*5. *,776 ***,776 Akame ga Kill! Vol.1
*6. *,618 **2,769 Mekakucity Actors Vol.8 Limited Edition
*7. *,492 ***,492 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.5
*8. *,471 126,028 Kaze Tachinu
*9. *,426 **3,789 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e! Limited Edition
10. *,415 *14,611 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
11. *,385 **1,929 Tamako Love Story
12. *,381 ***,381 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-hen Vol.2
13. *,363 *14,942 One Piece Log Collection "Promise" (eps.497-516)
14. *,320 ***,320 Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda - Shin Zvezda Daisakusen Limited Edition
15. *,258 **6,156 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
16. *,254 ***,254 Akuma no Riddle Vol.5
17. *,241 *11,185 Haikyuu!! Vol.3
18. *,226 **5,338 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.1
19. *,215 **1,692 Persona 4 The Golden Animation Vol.2 Limited Edtition
(cut-off 215)


CD Single
*5. 40,018 *40,018 Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo OP "Kindan no Resistance" by Nana Mizuki
*6. 36,805 *36,805 Diamond no Ace OP "Hashire! Mirai" by GLAY (incl. in "Hyakka Ryouran/Hashire! Mirai")
10. 15,638 *15,638 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum" by Ikimono-kagari (incl. in "Netsujou no Spectrum/Namida ga Kieru nara")
12. *8,308 **8,308 Free!: Eternal Summer Character Song 06 Sousuke Yamazaki (Asu e no Last Race) by Sousuke Yamazaki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya)
13. *7,013 **7,013 Free!: Eternal Summer Character Song 08 Momotarou Mikoshiba (MOMO'S BEAT) by Momotarou Mikoshiba (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)
14. *6,397 **6,397 Free!: Eternal Summer Character Song 07 Aiichirou Nitori (Akogare Starting Block!!) by Aiichirou Nitori (CV: Kouki Miyata)
15. *6,244 **6,244 Denki-Gai no Honya-san OP "Kajirikake no Ringo" by Ayana Taketatsu
16. *4,947 **4,947 Grisaia no Kajitsu OP "Rakuen no Tsubasa" by Maon Kurosaki
23. *2,160 122,883 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
34. *1,597 **1,597 Captain Earth ED "The Glory Days" by Tia
37. *1,394 *36,578 Stand by Me Doraemon ED "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata
55. **,751 **3,762 Happiness Charge Precure! ED/IN "Party Has Come / Happiness Good Day↑↑" by Hitomi Yoshida / Sayaka Nakaya
62. **,702 **6,567 Barakamon OP "Rashisa / Watakushigoto" by SUPER BEAVER
64. **,693 **9,222 Nobunaga Concerto ED "Fukagyaku Replace" by MY FIRST STORY
67. **,611 148,862 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by Sekai no Owari
77. **,520 *24,116 Aldnoah.Zero ED "A/Z|aLIEz" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
79. **,502 **1,380 Happiness Charge PreCure! Movie: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina Insert Song Single (Yuuki ga Umareru Basho) by Cure Lovely (CV: Megumi Nakajima), Cure Princess (CV: Megumi Han), Cure Honey (CV: Rina Kitagawa), Cure Fortune (CV: Haruka Tomatsu)
82. **,487 *38,461 Sword Art Online II OP "IGNITE" by Eir Aoi
86. **,459 *22,827 Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Kokoro no Kagi" by May J. (incl. in "Hontou no Koi")
100. *,386 *29,724 One Piece 3D2Y: Ace no Shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama to no Chikai ED "Next Stage c/w Sayonara no Mae ni" by AAA
(cut-off 386)


CD Album
*4. 7,911 *24,710 May J. "Imperfection" (incl. Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Kokoro no Kagi" & Frozen ED "Let It Go" (English cover ver.) & "Let It Go ~Ari no mama de~" (official Japanese ver.))
*9. 4,664 *24,435 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Complete Best by Various Artists
13. 3,168 *68,604 AAA "GOLD SYMPHONY" (incl. One Piece OP "Wake up!" and One Piece 3D2Y: Ace no Shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama to no Chikai ED "Next Stage")
47. 1,329 **5,557 Rei Yasuda "Will"
89. *,786 427,192 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
(cut-off 786)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 74 Comments Recent Comments

Zapredon said:
rederoin said:

Its indeed the series averages.


You mean average per volume for both blu ray and dvd sale combine right?


Of course. It's calculated as Volume Average = BD volume average + DVD volume average. Some volumes we don't know its sales, so those are excluded as they obviously did not sell 0 copies. Other times, some anime have differing numbers of volumes for BD and DVD, such as Uchuu Kyoudai 2nd year.

Oct 25, 2014 6:01 AM by Ejc

rederoin said:
hpulley said:
^^^
6-7K being lower is probably just statistical noise. It pretty much looks like series with less than 3K have a low chance and 3K, 4K, 5K increases gradually from about 40% to 100% at 9K. We could draw a nice smooth line through it to get rid of a bit of that.

I think those were series averages but perhaps Rederoin can let us know.

Its indeed the series averages.


You mean average per volume for both blu ray and dvd sale combine right?

Oct 24, 2014 10:29 PM by Zapredon

rederoin said:
Friendly reminder that nobody is saying that disc sales give an anime a 100% chance at a sequel, we are saying it increases the chances of sequel. We also know that from 2008 to 2011, all 9k+ sellers with ongoing mangas/LNs got a sequel. Interpret it however you wish.
thx for the info ur doing a good job ignore the idiots who are jealousy that they can't contribute

Oct 24, 2014 7:02 AM by moodie

Friendly reminder that nobody is saying that disc sales give an anime a 100% chance at a sequel, we are saying it increases the chances of sequel. We also know that from 2008 to 2011, all 9k+ sellers with ongoing mangas/LNs got a sequel. Interpret it however you wish.

Oct 24, 2014 6:54 AM by rederoin

Alright, boys!!
My swimming team made it!!

Oct 24, 2014 5:17 AM by Tengai

SolviteSekai said:
Hahalollawl said:


This is misleading and possibly just flat out wrong. Averages may not mean everything when it comes to success and/or sequels, but it's ridiculous to suggest they mean NOTHING.

And it's probably more complicated than just the specific goals of every series vary. More likely the goals of each member of a production committee can vary. If you're a music company, for example, you might only care about how well the CDs of the OP or ED sell. (see the 2nd question in this article http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-04/under-the-dog-producer-hiroaki-yura-also-talks-production-committees-moe-in-reddit-ama/.78396)


The past has no effect on the future.

You guys can post statistics all you want to sound knowledgable but all sequels are approved on a case by case basis.

Nobody sits down and waits for a specific number of sales before making a sequel simply because that number worked in the past.


Who said that there are people waiting for a specific number of sales before making a sequel because that number worked in the past? Did anyone? Or did you make that straw man up by yourself?

Again, did anyone say that sequels are NOT approved on a case by case basis? Rather, the point is that there are factors that can influence the decision to approve or not to approve a sequel, and PROFIT is almost certainly one of the most influential. Since Disc sales averages influence profit, they are likely to influence that decision in many cases (though maybe not all cases).

It looked to me like hpulley was commenting on what he thinks the CHANCES are of something getting a sequel. He even mentioned "But other factors like a very good manga boost can give a sequel even for series that don't sell much, example Chihayafuru."

So I don't think he intended to suggest that average sales would DETERMINE whether or not a show gets a sequel. Rather, it seems like a show with high sales would have a good CHANCE of it.

YOU made the broad declarative statement that averages mean nothing. Perhaps you should not make such statements "to sound knowledgable".

SolviteSekai said:
This doesnt mean you can look at the sales of X anime and use that to determine that Y anime will get a sequel.

Thats not how it works, and half the time YOU ARE THE ONE SAYING THAT.


WHO IS SAYING THAT? Who is saying that sales of one anime can be used to DETERMINE that another will get a sequel?

Oct 23, 2014 4:58 PM by Hahalollawl

rederoin said:
SolviteSekai said:


The past has no effect on the future.

You guys can post statistics all you want to sound knowledgable but all sequels are approved on a case by case basis.

Nobody sits down and waits for a specific number of sales before making a sequel simply because that number worked in the past.

I did not know it was possible to miss the point of a post by this much.


I said that averages in the past have no bearing on the future.

Its true. If you are that mad about it, use the block script to hide my posts.

You spraying that link to your blog here was

1. Advertising
2. Self Glorification.

I get it, you run stats on anime sales. This doesnt mean you can look at the sales of X anime and use that to determine that Y anime will get a sequel.

Thats not how it works, and half the time YOU ARE THE ONE SAYING THAT.

Oct 23, 2014 4:48 PM by SolviteWoTaberu

SolviteSekai said:
Hahalollawl said:


This is misleading and possibly just flat out wrong. Averages may not mean everything when it comes to success and/or sequels, but it's ridiculous to suggest they mean NOTHING.

And it's probably more complicated than just the specific goals of every series vary. More likely the goals of each member of a production committee can vary. If you're a music company, for example, you might only care about how well the CDs of the OP or ED sell. (see the 2nd question in this article http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-04/under-the-dog-producer-hiroaki-yura-also-talks-production-committees-moe-in-reddit-ama/.78396)


The past has no effect on the future.

You guys can post statistics all you want to sound knowledgable but all sequels are approved on a case by case basis.

Nobody sits down and waits for a specific number of sales before making a sequel simply because that number worked in the past.

I did not know it was possible to miss the point of a post by this much.

Oct 23, 2014 4:46 PM by rederoin

Hahalollawl said:
SolviteSekai said:
averages mean nothing. The specific goals of every series vary.


This is misleading and possibly just flat out wrong. Averages may not mean everything when it comes to success and/or sequels, but it's ridiculous to suggest they mean NOTHING.

And it's probably more complicated than just the specific goals of every series vary. More likely the goals of each member of a production committee can vary. If you're a music company, for example, you might only care about how well the CDs of the OP or ED sell. (see the 2nd question in this article http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-04/under-the-dog-producer-hiroaki-yura-also-talks-production-committees-moe-in-reddit-ama/.78396)


The past has no effect on the future.

You guys can post statistics all you want to sound knowledgable but all sequels are approved on a case by case basis.

Nobody sits down and waits for a specific number of sales before making a sequel simply because that number worked in the past.

Oct 23, 2014 4:19 PM by SolviteWoTaberu

SolviteSekai said:
averages mean nothing. The specific goals of every series vary.


This is misleading and possibly just flat out wrong. Averages may not mean everything when it comes to success and/or sequels, but it's ridiculous to suggest they mean NOTHING.

And it's probably more complicated than just the specific goals of every series vary. More likely the goals of each member of a production committee can vary. If you're a music company, for example, you might only care about how well the CDs of the OP or ED sell. (see the 2nd question in this article http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-04/under-the-dog-producer-hiroaki-yura-also-talks-production-committees-moe-in-reddit-ama/.78396)

Oct 23, 2014 4:14 PM by Hahalollawl

averages mean nothing. The specific goals of every series vary.

Oct 23, 2014 3:45 PM by SolviteWoTaberu

Mr_Gutts said:
looks like free is running for a third season


Imo a third season wouldn't make sense. Trust I love the entire series to bits but I don't want them to ruin that ending with a whole new season (plus, what would they do? Although I did read something about how they could make an entirely new series about Olympic endeavors... now that would certainly be interesting, but I'm still unsure). I mean I guess I thought about it this way when S1 ended but hmm. Maybe a movie would be a better choice.

Oct 23, 2014 3:43 PM by Laciie

looks like free is running for a third season

Oct 23, 2014 1:45 PM by Mr_Gutts

hpulley said:
^^^
6-7K being lower is probably just statistical noise. It pretty much looks like series with less than 3K have a low chance and 3K, 4K, 5K increases gradually from about 40% to 100% at 9K. We could draw a nice smooth line through it to get rid of a bit of that.

I think those were series averages but perhaps Rederoin can let us know.

Its indeed the series averages.

Oct 22, 2014 12:25 PM by rederoin

Zapredon said:
weird that those sell 6k-7k has 60 % chances of getting season 2,less than 5k-6k.


That's because sales don't determine whether an anime gets a second season or not in the first place and the scale is a really small one, from 5k to 10k you should think there's a moderate chance it'll get one, 10k+ means there's an higher chance, that's all.

Oct 22, 2014 12:12 PM by Paulo27

^^^
6-7K being lower is probably just statistical noise. It pretty much looks like series with less than 3K have a low chance and 3K, 4K, 5K increases gradually from about 40% to 100% at 9K. We could draw a nice smooth line through it to get rid of a bit of that.

I think those were series averages but perhaps Rederoin can let us know.

Oct 22, 2014 12:05 PM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Zapredon said:


How do we know how many sales it need to have sequel?

Historically, a very good chance now assuming the average holds up:
http://rederoin.motionsforum.com/t255-rate-of-anime-getting-a-sequel-by-sales

2008-2014 July series that got sequels:
10k+ - 21 out of 21(100%)
9k-10k - 2 out of 2(100%)
8k-9k - 6 out of 7(86%)
7k-8k - 8 out of 10(80%)
6k-7k - 6 out of 10(60%)
5k-6k - 7 out of 10(70%)
4k-5k - 8 out of 14(57%)
3k-4k - 8 out of 21(38%)

But other factors like a very good manga boost can give a sequel even for series that don't sell much, example Chihayafuru.


Thanks. That's a very useful link. Just two questions. Are those base on number of sale for the first week when new volume is being released or including sales from other week as well? The link you give me,is it just for bluray sales only or for both blu ray and dvd sale?

Kinda weird that those sell 6k-7k has 60 % chances of getting season 2,less than 5k-6k.

Oct 22, 2014 7:09 AM by Zapredon

I'm so happy for Free! and Haikyuu!! ^^ And Yowapeda seems to be doing ok too.

Oct 22, 2014 6:31 AM by KikiGabriella7

Zapredon said:
Hoppy said:
Barakamon finally sold enough for a second season. Hanayamata however didn't quite make it.


How do we know how many sales it need to have sequel?

Historically, a very good chance now assuming the average holds up:
http://rederoin.motionsforum.com/t255-rate-of-anime-getting-a-sequel-by-sales

2008-2014 July series that got sequels:
10k+ - 21 out of 21(100%)
9k-10k - 2 out of 2(100%)
8k-9k - 6 out of 7(86%)
7k-8k - 8 out of 10(80%)
6k-7k - 6 out of 10(60%)
5k-6k - 7 out of 10(70%)
4k-5k - 8 out of 14(57%)
3k-4k - 8 out of 21(38%)

But other factors like a very good manga boost can give a sequel even for series that don't sell much, example Chihayafuru.

Oct 22, 2014 3:57 AM by hpulley

Not really surprised about Akame ga Kill! its massively overrated on MAL.

Oct 22, 2014 3:16 AM by Newhopes