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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Oct 20 - 26

by tsubasalover
Oct 28, 2014 2:38 AM | 92 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for October 20th - 26th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 29,421 29,421 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.2 Suruga Devil Part 2 Limited Edition
*2. 15,157 15,157 Sword Art Online II Vol.1 Limited Edition
*3. *8,007 *8,007 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.5 Limited Edition
*4. *7,926 *7,926 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.4 Limited Edition
*5. *6,042 *6,042 Sidonia no Kishi Vol.6 Limited Edition
*6. *5,255 *5,255 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Kyuukousen-hen" Vol.1 Limited Edition
*7. *4,248 *4,248 Aldnoah.Zero Vol.2 Limited Edition
*8. *4,111 *4,111 Barakamon Vol.2
*9. *3,271 *3,271 Selector Infected WIXOSS BOX Vol.2 Limited Edition
10. *2,754 *2,754 Yama no Susume 2nd Season Vol.2
11. *2,534 *2,534 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Vol.3 Limited Edition
12. *2,334 *2,334 Hanayamata Vol.2 Limited Edition
13. *2,306 *2,306 Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA
14. *1,961 *1,961 Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Blu-ray BOX Standard Edition Vol.2
15. *1,604 11,309 Haikyuu!! Vol.4
16. *1,602 32,873 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.1 Suruga Devil Part 1 Limited Edition
17. *1,549 *1,549 Rail Wars! Vol.2
18. *1,491 67,481 The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e! Limited Edition (incl. The iDOLM@STER: Shiny Festa)
19. *1,372 *1,372 Bakumatsu Rock Vol.3 Limited Edition
(cut-off 1,372)


DVD
*1. 5,136 **5,136 Diamond no Ace Vol.6
*2. 4,124 **4,124 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Kyuukousen-hen" Vol.1 Limited Edition
*3. 3,501 **3,501 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.2 Suruga Devil Part 2 Limited Edition
*4. 3,314 **3,314 Sword Art Online II Vol.1 Limited Edition
*5. 3,011 **3,011 Aldnoah.Zero Vol.2 Limited Edition
*6. 2,313 **2,313 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Vol.3 Limited Edition
*7. 1,741 **1,741 Barakamon Vol.2
*8. 1,671 **1,671 Inazuma Eleven: Chou Jigen Dream Match Limited Edition
*9. 1,657 **1,657 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.4 Limited Edition
10. 1,533 **9,885 Haikyuu!! Vol.4
11. 1,459 **1,459 Inazuma Eleven: Chou Jigen Dream Match Standard Edition
12. 1,181 **1,181 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.5 Limited Edition
13. *,964 **7,337 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.2
14. *,944 ***,944 Pri Para Vol.1
15. *,862 ***,862 Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky DVD-BOX Deluxe Limited Edition
16. *,795 ***,795 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.10 Limited Edition
17. *,654 ***,654 Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA
18. *,653 *15,264 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
19. *,551 ***,551 Bakumatsu Rock Vol.3 Limited Edition
20. *,498 **2,496 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.11
21. *,481 ***,481 Sengoku Basara: Judge End Vol.2
22. *,445 126,473 Kaze Tachinu
23. *,399 ***,399 Selector Infected WIXOSS BOX Vol.2 Limited Edition
24. *,394 **6,550 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
25. *,362 ***,362 Zankyou no Terror Vol.2
26. *,361 ***,361 Detective Conan Part 22 Vol.9
(cut-off 361)


CD Single
12. 10,560 *10,560 Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. OP "Gimme! Revolution" Maaya Uchida
14. *9,319 **9,319 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) OP "ideal white" by Mashiro Ayano
16. *6,820 *46,838 Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo OP "Kindan no Resistance" by Nana Mizuki
20. *4,150 **4,150 Amagi Brilliant Park OP "Extra Magic Hour" by AKINO with bless4
22. *4,019 *19,657 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum" by Ikimono-kagari (incl. in "Netsujou no Spectrum/Namida ga Kieru nara")
23. *3,571 **3,571 Aikatsu! OP/ED "Du-Du-Wa DO IT!! / Good morning my dream" by AIKATSU☆STARS!
27. *3,185 *39,990 Diamond no Ace OP "Hashire! Mirai" by GLAY (incl. in "Hyakka Ryouran/Hashire! Mirai")
30. *2,559 **2,559 Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. ED "Twintails Dreamer!" by Twintails [Red Tail (CV: Sumire Uesaka), Blue Tail (CV: Yuuka Aisaka), Yellow Tail (CV: Chinatsu Akasaki)]
31. *2,554 **2,554 Amagi Brilliant Park ED "Elementario de Aimashou!" by BRILLIANT4
36. *2,164 **2,164 Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete OP "Le jour" by Satomi Sato
37. *1,912 124,795 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
41. *1,811 **6,758 Grisaia no Kajitsu OP "Rakuen no Tsubasa" by Maon Kurosaki
45. *1,625 **1,625 Hanayamata YOSAKOI SONG Series Vol.1 Naru "Shining glow" by Naru Sekiya (CV: Reina Ueda)
52. *1,258 **1,258 Garo: Honoo no Kokuin OP "Honoo no Kokuin -DIVINE FLAME-" by JAM Project
53. *1,248 **9,556 Free!: Eternal Summer Character Song 06 Sousuke Yamazaki (Asu e no Last Race) by Sousuke Yamazaki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya)
57. *1,161 **1,161 Log Horizon 2nd Season ED "Wonderful Wonder World*" by Yun*chi
60. *1,117 *37,695 Stand by Me Doraemon ED "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata
65. *1,050 **8,063 Free!: Eternal Summer Character Song 08 Momotarou Mikoshiba (MOMO'S BEAT) by Momotarou Mikoshiba (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)
68. *1,012 **7,256 Denki-Gai no Honya-san OP "Kajirikake no Ringo" by Ayana Taketatsu
74. **,926 **7,323 Free!: Eternal Summer Character Song 07 Aiichirou Nitori (Akogare Starting Block!!) by Aiichirou Nitori (CV: Kouki Miyata)
86. **,608 149,470 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG" by Sekai no Owari
87. **,594 ***,594 Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girl ED "Wakai Chikara -Sega Hard Girls Mix-" by Sega Hard Girls (incl. in "Blooming!! / Wakai Chikara- Sega Hard Girls Mix-")
89. **,588 ***,588 Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete ED "Ashita Mata Aeru yo ne" by Kaori Sasaki (CV: Hatsumi Takada) and Yui Furukawa (CV: Akane Tomonaga)
90. **,582 **9,804 Nobunaga Concerto ED "Fukagyaku Replace" by MY FIRST STORY
92. **,575 **7,142 Barakamon OP "Rashisa / Watakushigoto" by SUPER BEAVER
94. **,537 **4,318 Yama no Susume 2nd Season OP "Natsu-iro Present" by Aoi (CV: Yuka Iguchi), Hinata (CV:Kana Asumi), Kaede (CV: Yoko Hikasa), Kokona (CV: Yui Ogura)
(cut-off 537)


CD Album
*2. 11,860 11,860 Detective Conan "The Best of Detective Conan 5 ~Meitantei Conan Theme Song Collection~" by Various Artists
*7. *6,019 *6,019 Good Morning America "in Tokyo City" (incl. Dragon Ball Kai (2014) ED "Haikei, Tsuratsusutora")
12. *4,724 *4,724 Perfume "LEVEL3 (Bonus Edition)" (incl. Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum ED "Mirai no Museum")
13. *4,529 29,239 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.))
24. *2,793 27,228 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Complete Best by Various Artists
25. *2,634 *2,634 Wataru Hatano "W" (incl. Hamatora The Animation ED "Hikari")
30. *2,287 70,891 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")
48. *1,484 *1,484 Zankyou no Terror OST 2 "crystalized" by Yoko Kanno
(cut-off 1,484)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 92 Comments Recent Comments

Yama no Susume S2 in the top 10 for Blu-ray! Nice! VERY NICE!

Oct 29, 2014 9:17 PM by Toarujisuru

Monogatari series marches on!

Oct 29, 2014 7:54 PM by thelotusf1fan

LordPerucho said:
Well lots of fans thought SAO was dead with Season I Part II, for a hated series SAO sure does well in sales.


I am assuming you mean the western community? It doesn't matter what they think, as these sales are indicative of the domestic (Japanese) market only. Sales through imports from Japan, are not included in these sales figures.

The western community can "seemingly" have overwhelming hate for an anime (typically haters are the loudest after all), but it has no bearing on the sales in Japan.

Japanese fans will not suddenly be influenced by western fans, as they look at the whole picture before committing to buy an anime. Anime is afterall very expensive in Japan so they only typically buy 1 or 2 series per season, which have the whole package, and is importantly rewatchable.

Oct 29, 2014 7:39 PM by Ejc

Well lots of fans thought SAO was dead with Season I Part II, for a hated series SAO sure does well in sales.

Oct 29, 2014 7:31 PM by LordPerucho

LordPerucho said:
Sinon ass crack sure was worth it, making SAO beat Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah Zero and Akame Ga Kill.


You'd have to be dreaming to see SAO drop that far down from Season 1 sales. Sinon's ass had no bearing on SAO II sales. SAO II sales are more in line with how SAO Extra Edition ended up selling in the 1st week. Aldnoah Zero maybe had a chance, had sales picked up... while Akame ga Kill and Tokyo Ghoul had no chance.

○ソードアート・オンライン 【全9巻】 平均: 35,879
巻数    初動       2週計      累計     発売日
      BD(DVD)     BD(DVD)    BD(DVD)
01巻 27,326(*6,844) 29,800(*7,843) 36,562(*8,810) 12.10.24 ※合計 45,372枚
02巻 24,786(*5,859) 28,438(*7,060) 31,940(*7,408) 12.11.21 ※合計 39,348枚
03巻 25,552(*6,172) 27,561(*6,885) 30,430(**,***) 12.12.26 ※合計 37,315枚
04巻 24,247(*5,462) 27,871(*6,897) 29,723(**,***) 13.01.23 ※合計 36,620枚
05巻 24,949(*5,896) 26,831(*6,565) 28,294(**,***) 13.02.27 ※合計 34,859枚
06巻 23,547(*5,300) 25,531(*5,968) 27,088(**,***) 13.03.27 ※合計 33,056枚
07巻 21,849(*4,866) 24,715(*5,860) 26,583(**,***) 13.04.24 ※合計 32,443枚
08巻 21,061(*4,527) 24,177(*5,595) 25,961(**,***) 13.05.22 ※合計 31,556枚
09巻 23,716(*5,431) 25,271(*5,987) 26,352(**,***) 13.06.26 ※合計 32,339枚


○ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition
巻数    初動       2週計      累計     発売日
      BD(DVD)     BD(DVD)    BD(DVD)
特別 16,208(*3,720) 17,947(*4,370) 19,377(**,***) 14.04.23 ※合計 23,747枚


○ソードアート・オンラインII 【全9巻】
巻数    初動       2週計      累計     発売日
      BD(DVD)     BD(DVD)    BD(DVD)
01巻 15,157(*3,314) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 14.10.22 ※合計 **,***枚

Oct 29, 2014 7:07 PM by Ejc

Sinon ass crack sure was worth it, making SAO beat Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah Zero and Akame Ga Kill.

Oct 29, 2014 5:36 PM by LordPerucho

ichii_1 said:
scytheavatar said:


Except Mahouka is one of Dengeki's biggest non-SAO, non Index property and you would think it would at least hit 15k average easily going by the past track record of Dengeki series. Quite frankly, if I am a big wig at Dengeki I would be losing sleep big time, because the Mahouka/SAO S2 sales numbers (plus rapidly declining sales of the Monogatari series) suggest that LN series no longer have the hold on otakus that they had post Haruhi and it's going to be hard for us to see a LN series draw blockbuster numbers again.

Madhouse never has huge blu-ray/DVD sales even deathnote didn't sell a huge amount of discs, Monster, Trigun, HxH, NGNL, Parasite none are as big as they should be sales wise.


So,why is it Madhouse never has huge blu-ray/dvd sale? Japanese people think their anime adaption is bad?
Parasite already release it's bluray/dvd? That was fast.

How well is Hanamonogatari sold compare to other Monogatari series? Hana is actually one of my favorite arc in the Monogatari series.

While I at it,I would like to ask. Which usually bring more money? Bluray/DVD sales or TV sponsorship/advertising?

Oct 29, 2014 4:50 PM by Zapredon

Kilnerbanker said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


You're still assuming your assessment of quality has any relation to how that market works. You've gotta strike while the irons hot. Pretty much all of Aniplex's hyped adaptation series have seen about a 50% initial drop between first and second seasons as the hype bubbles burst or people move on to the next big hype show. Hell Persona saw over a 100% drop between adaptations in a little over 3 years. Why do you think you have people like Hideakki Anno arguing that the current business model for late night anime isn't exactly sustainable?


I understand these "hype bubbles" and current trends you bring up often and they make a lot of sense for many franchises/shows, but is it not possible in Persona's case that the 100% drop in sales can be at least partially held against A-1 Pictures and the rather shocking effort they put in art & animation wise?

Stolen from the episode 8 thread, apparently this is supposed to be Yukiko:



I mean with the lack of effort put in, it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of people who would normally eat it up didn't even bother, but then again you have hardcore otakus who collect regardless. I wouldn't know if they really would, but I just can't see it myself.


Wow poor Yukiko. A-1's contempt for all things good and decent would appear to still be very much a thing.

Anyway it's entirely possible, the effort for that adaptation was pretty lambasted all around and A-1 has a pretty bad reputation in Japan right now for a number of reasons even if their producers themselves seem to think they're gods gift to the industry and fans. They really need to start working on getting their schedules under some degree of manageability first and foremost though before they end up the next SHAFT. They're more than big enough to handle a sizeable workload....just it's doubtful whether any animation studio can keep up a schedule of 4 new shows every season without suffering at least some setbacks. They're just kind of trying to be too aggressive with their commercial pushes of late and I can only hope it eventually starts to come back on them one way or another so they can get a reality check. Maybe start treating their animators less like indentured servants so that the suicide case just becomes an isolated incident like they seem to want to argue and they don't end up becoming the Foxconn of Japan.

SolvitePriest said:


You know a-1 did the animation for the actual games right?

Without them thered be no original artwork you dummy.


Errrr not sure where you get your information from but the artwork and character design is done by Shigenori Soejima who is an employee of Atlus.

Oct 29, 2014 3:07 PM by PeacingOut

SAO sales overhyped! OMG :o

Oct 29, 2014 2:15 PM by b1GZZ

ichii_1 said:
@rederoin, that's like UtaPri level, expected more really :(

Your ignoring the insane amount boost tho.

I would say that Death Note anime was a massive success.

HxH had like below 200 disc sales lol.

Oct 29, 2014 11:25 AM by tsudecimo

Kilnerbanker said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


You're still assuming your assessment of quality has any relation to how that market works. You've gotta strike while the irons hot. Pretty much all of Aniplex's hyped adaptation series have seen about a 50% initial drop between first and second seasons as the hype bubbles burst or people move on to the next big hype show. Hell Persona saw over a 100% drop between adaptations in a little over 3 years. Why do you think you have people like Hideakki Anno arguing that the current business model for late night anime isn't exactly sustainable?


I understand these "hype bubbles" and current trends you bring up often and they make a lot of sense for many franchises/shows, but is it not possible in Persona's case that the 100% drop in sales can be at least partially held against A-1 Pictures and the rather shocking effort they put in art & animation wise?

Stolen from the episode 8 thread, apparently this is supposed to be Yukiko:



I mean with the lack of effort put in, it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of people who would normally eat it up didn't even bother, but then again you have hardcore otakus who collect regardless. I wouldn't know if they really would, but I just can't see it myself.


You know a-1 did the animation for the actual games right?

Without them thered be no original artwork you dummy.

Oct 29, 2014 11:11 AM by SolviteWoTaberu

Jiharo said:
tsubasalover said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for October 20th - 26th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 29,421 29,421 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.2 Suruga Devil Part 2 Limited Edition


DVD
*3. 3,501 **3,501 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.2 Suruga Devil Part 2 Limited Edition



Glad to see it doing well.



yeah im so surprised

>.>

Oct 29, 2014 11:10 AM by SolviteWoTaberu

ichii_1 said:
@rederoin, that's like UtaPri level, expected more really :(
Well, the manga outsold One Piece at one time if that makes you feel any better.

Oct 29, 2014 11:04 AM by Botato

tsubasalover said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for October 20th - 26th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 29,421 29,421 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.2 Suruga Devil Part 2 Limited Edition


DVD
*3. 3,501 **3,501 Monogatari Series: Second Season "Hanamonogatari" Vol.2 Suruga Devil Part 2 Limited Edition



Glad to see it doing well.

Oct 29, 2014 10:14 AM by Jiharo

@rederoin, that's like UtaPri level, expected more really :(

Oct 29, 2014 9:51 AM by ichii_1

scytheavatar said:

Except Mahouka is one of Dengeki's biggest non-SAO, non Index property and you would think it would at least hit 15k average easily going by the past track record of Dengeki series. Quite frankly, if I am a big wig at Dengeki I would be losing sleep big time, because the Mahouka/SAO S2 sales numbers (plus rapidly declining sales of the Monogatari series) suggest that LN series no longer have the hold on otakus that they had post Haruhi and it's going to be hard for us to see a LN series draw blockbuster numbers again.


I don't see why Dengeki would be getting upset about it - the light novels got a huge sales boost (which would be what Dengeki is most concerned with after all), and post-anime volumes outsell index by quite some way (volume 14 sold 193k in a little over a month, we don't have full data yet for the latest volume of index, but the one before sold 138k in 23 days). If the anime is making a profit as well then they've nothing to be concerned about.

Oct 29, 2014 9:46 AM by kuuderes_shadow

ichii_1 said:
scytheavatar said:


Except Mahouka is one of Dengeki's biggest non-SAO, non Index property and you would think it would at least hit 15k average easily going by the past track record of Dengeki series. Quite frankly, if I am a big wig at Dengeki I would be losing sleep big time, because the Mahouka/SAO S2 sales numbers (plus rapidly declining sales of the Monogatari series) suggest that LN series no longer have the hold on otakus that they had post Haruhi and it's going to be hard for us to see a LN series draw blockbuster numbers again.

Madhouse never has huge blu-ray/DVD sales even deathnote didn't sell a huge amount of discs, Monster, Trigun, HxH, NGNL, Parasite none are as big as they should be sales wise.



○DEATH NOTE 【全13巻】
巻数  初動  累計  発売日
01巻 16,354 31,169 06.12.21
02巻 14,142 21,184 07.01.24
03巻 13,241 19,808 07.02.21
04巻 12,131 16,923 07.03.21
05巻 12,614 15,789 07.04.25
06巻 10,286 14,172 07.05.23
07巻 *9,807 11,502 07.06.27
08巻 *8,771 11,800 07.07.25
09巻 *8,381 12,169 07.08.22
10巻 *8,085 11,210 07.09.27
11巻 *7,368 10,430 07.10.24
12巻 *6,944 *9,042 07.11.21
13巻 *6,320 10,079 07.12.21

Oct 29, 2014 9:39 AM by rederoin

SolvitePriest said:
Also guys did you ever stop to think that maybe the fact that Persona 4 was 3 years older as a noncontinuous source material might have had something to do with it?

Persona 4 is a really old game.

Most teenagers probably havent played it now.


True, Persona 4: Golden isn't that old of course but whether P4G brought substantially more teenagers to play either of the games I couldn't tell you.

Oct 29, 2014 8:31 AM by Kilnerbanker

scytheavatar said:
SolvitePriest said:
Anyone who says Mahouka isnt doing well needs to learn how sales work.

I mean, I dont know that much about sales, but I at least know that not every shounen series is going to sell 30-80 thousand copies like SAO or Madoka.

This is like saying Taco Bell is a poor restaurant because its not as popular as McDonalds.


Except Mahouka is one of Dengeki's biggest non-SAO, non Index property and you would think it would at least hit 15k average easily going by the past track record of Dengeki series. Quite frankly, if I am a big wig at Dengeki I would be losing sleep big time, because the Mahouka/SAO S2 sales numbers (plus rapidly declining sales of the Monogatari series) suggest that LN series no longer have the hold on otakus that they had post Haruhi and it's going to be hard for us to see a LN series draw blockbuster numbers again.

Madhouse never has huge blu-ray/DVD sales even deathnote didn't sell a huge amount of discs, Monster, Trigun, HxH, NGNL, Parasite none are as big as they should be sales wise.

Oct 29, 2014 8:30 AM by ichii_1

Also guys did you ever stop to think that maybe the fact that Persona 4 was 3 years older as a noncontinuous source material might have had something to do with it?

Persona 4 is a really old game.

Most teenagers probably havent played it now.

Oct 29, 2014 6:51 AM by SolviteWoTaberu