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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Nov 17 - 23

by tsubasalover
Nov 25, 2014 12:53 AM | 67 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for November 17th - 23rd

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

Blu-ray
*1. 30,960 30,960 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
*2. 11,636 11,636 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.3
*3. *9,101 *9,101 Haikyuu!! Vol.5
*4. *8,068 *8,068 K-On!! Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*5. *7,010 *7,010 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai
*6. *5,268 *5,268 Suisei no Gargantia: Meguru Kouro, Haruka Vol.1
*7. *2,442 *2,442 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.6
*8. *2,398 *2,398 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.12
*9. *1,495 *1,495 Buddy Complex: Kanketsu-hen - Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de Limited Edition
10. *1,481 *1,481 Akame ga Kill! Vol.2
11. *1,447 *1,447 Rail Wars! Vol.3
12. *1,232 *1,232 Sabagebu! Vol.3 Special Limited Edition
13. *1,054 *1,054 Meitantei Holmes Blu-ray BOX
14. *1,051 *1,051 gdgd Fairies Movie: tte Iu Eiga wa Dou kana...?
15. **,895 **,895 Akuma no Riddle Vol.6
16. **,859 10,098 Mouretsu Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace Limited Edition
17. **,822 **,822 Aa! Megami-sama! Blu-ray BOX (incl. Sorezore no Tsubasa, Sorezore no Tsubasa Specials and Tatakau Tsubasa)
(cut-off 822)


DVD
*1. 8,673 **8,673 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.3
*2. 7,516 **7,516 Haikyuu!! Vol.5
*3. 2,458 **2,458 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai
*4. 2,426 **2,426 Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki DVD-BOX Limited Edition
*5. 2,092 **2,092 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.12
*6. 1,659 *34,245 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.1
*7. 1,261 **8,227 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan
*8. *,855 ***,855 Ao Haru Ride Vol.3
*9. *,496 ***,496 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.6
10. *,481 **6,953 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
11. *,460 *17,023 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
12. *,409 ***,799 Peeping Life Movie: We Are The Hero
13. *,406 ***,406 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-hen Vol.3
14. *,366 ***,366 Akame ga Kill! Vol.2
15. *,360 127,933 Kaze Tachinu
16. *,294 ***,294 Rail Wars! Vol.3
17. *,269 ***,269 Akuma no Riddle Vol.6
18. *,257 **7,441 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
(cut-off 257)


CD Single
*9. 17,764 *17,764 Psycho-Pass 2 ED "Fallen" by EGOIST
10. 17,372 *17,372 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) ED "believe" by Kalafina
11. 16,657 *16,657 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OP "Hikaru nara" by Goose house
17. *8,876 *47,422 "Eien Friends" by Printemps [Honoka Kousaka (CV: Emi Nitta), Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Uchida), Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo) from μ's]
23. *6,709 **6,709 Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Kimi no Mirai" by ROOT FIVE
25. *6,141 **6,141 Akame ga Kill! ED "Tsuki Akari" by Sora Amamiya
31. *4,917 **4,917 Madan no Ou to Vanadis OP "Ginsen no Kaze" by Konomi Suzuki
35. *4,135 **4,135 Trinity Seven OP "Seven Doors" by ZAQ
37. *3,861 **3,861 Trinity Seven ED "BEAUTIFUL≒SENTENCE" by Magus Two [Lilith Asami (CV: Yumi Hara) & Arin Kannazuki (CV: Aya Uchida)]
41. *3,469 **3,469 Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de OP "OVERLAPPERS" by Qverktett:
42. *3,332 *82,291 Youkai Watch ED "Dan Dan Dubi Zubaa!" by Dream5 + Burii Taichou
44. *2,860 **2,860 Trinity Seven ED "SHaVaDaVa in AMAZING♪" by Yui Levi♡ [Levi Kazama (CV: Ayane Sakura) & Yui Kurata (CV: Rie Murakawa)]
47. *2,591 **2,591 Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de ED "You Gotta Love Me!" by Kato*Fuku (Emiri Katou & Kaori Fukuhara)
49. *2,481 *40,424 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V OP "Burn!" by Choutokkyuu (incl. in "Star Gear / EBiDAY EBiNAI / Burn!")
50. *2,474 **2,474 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road OP "Determination" by LASTGASP
55. *1,998 **1,998 Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 1: Guren no Yumiya ED "YAMANAIAME" by Hiroyuki Sawano feat. Mica Caldito & mpi & Mika Kobayashi
57. *1,986 **1,986 Hanayamata Yosakoi Song Series Vol.5 Machi (make a friendship) by Machi Tokiwa (CV: Manami Numakura)
60. *1,903 **1,903 Yuuki Yuuka wa Yuusha de Aru ED Aurora Days" by Sanshuu Chuugaku Yuusha-bu (Haruka Terui, Suzuko Mimori, Yumi Uchida, Tomoyo Kurozawa, Juri Nagatsuma)
61. *1,876 **1,876 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road ED "Realize" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D
62. *1,871 *14,600 Cardfight!! Vanguard G OP "BREAK IT!" by Mamoru Miyano
63. *1,859 *16,645 Psycho-Pass 2 OP "Enigmatic Feeling" by Ling Tosite Shigure
67. *1,647 **3,550 Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise ED "EONIAN" by ELISA
68. *1,619 *17,501 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) OP "ideal white" by Mashiro Ayano
76. *1,446 132,705 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
92. *1,061 **3,371 Terra Formars OP "AMAZING BREAK" by TERRASPEX
95. **,986 *25,982 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum" by Ikimono-kagari (incl. in "Netsujou no Spectrum/Namida ga Kieru nara")
97. **,952 *54,208 Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo OP "Kindan no Resistance" by Nana Mizuki
98. **,940 ***,940 Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen ED "Vivid Telepathy" by Nami Tamaki
(cut-off 940)


CD Album
12. 8,590 49,146 Mai Kuraki "Mai Kuraki BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-" (incl. older Detective Conan theme songs and new OP "DYNAMITE")
18. 6,506 *6,506 Ayana Taketatsu "Colore Serenata" (incl. Denki-gai no Honya-san OP "Kajirikake no Ringo")
22. 4,254 70,506 GLAY "MUSIC LIFE" (incl. Diamond no Ace OP "Hashire! Mirai")
38. 2,081 *2,081 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso "Boku to Kimi to no Ongakuchou" by Soundtrack
50. 1,559 *1,559 Haikyuu!! OST 1 by Yuuki Hayashi, Asami Tachibana
60. 1,293 *1,293 Amagi Brilliant Park Character Song Album by Various Artists
70. 1,014 *1,014 Happiness Charge Precure Vocal Album 2 ~Shining ☆Happiness Party~ by Cure Lovely (CV: Megumi Nakajima), Cure Princess (Megumi Han), Cure Honey (CV: Rina Kitagama, Cure Fortune (CV: Haruka Tomatsu), etc.
76. *,938 20,638 Detective Conan "The Best of Detective Conan 5 ~Meitantei Conan Theme Song Collection~" by Various Artists
81. *,803 36,442 May J. "Imperfection" (incl. Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Kokoro no Kagi" and Frozen ED "Let It Go" (English cover ver.) and "Let It Go ~Ari no mama de~" (official Japanese ver.))
(cut-off 803)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 67 Comments Recent Comments

Fabris said:
CookingPriest said:


Let's adapt Berserk but take out entire Eclipse story arc.

BRILLIANT IDEA.



Because that dull side story about 3 girls being raped by dogs and tortured was TOTALLY relevant to the story, like Eclipse arc, and...wait, it wasn't. At all.


I see no reason to discuss adaptation intricacies with akg haters.

It helps to establish the tone
.

The adaptation has been a horrible mess since Episode One and that's why anime failed.

If it was a faithful adaptation it would have sold way more.

Nov 28, 2014 1:50 AM by Fai

CookingPriest said:
BeatzMe said:

Pure exaggeration.

And how dare they toned it down by omitting little girls who were raped by dogs and pregnant women who were eaten. Completely ruined characterization, duh.


Let's adapt Berserk but take out entire Eclipse story arc.

BRILLIANT IDEA.



Because that dull side story about 3 girls being raped by dogs and tortured was TOTALLY relevant to the story, like Eclipse arc, and...wait, it wasn't. At all.

Nov 27, 2014 6:14 PM by Fabris

OrangeRafi said:

AGK deserves that sales considering what they did to the anime.


Yes, of course they deserve that. How could they transform a shit manga into a decently good anime?

Nov 26, 2014 12:31 PM by Arcanix

Those Love Live! sales. The producers must be happy right now.



AGK deserves that sales considering what they did to the anime.

Nov 26, 2014 11:37 AM by OrangeRafi

ichii_1 said:
AGK doesn't have any good characters except for Esdeath for people to really get attached to so they don't buy anythnig and watch it on TV instead, yes you can watch them on TV :)


show's kinda shitty but mine is best character for me :D

Nov 26, 2014 8:25 AM by Kikinho

AGK doesn't have any good characters except for Esdeath for people to really get attached to so they don't buy anythnig and watch it on TV instead, yes you can watch them on TV :)

The span between the anime, movie and the blu ray release probably killled alot of potential buyers :(
16. **,859 10,098 Mouretsu Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace Limited Edition

Nov 26, 2014 6:55 AM by ichii_1

Akame needs more love, lol!

Nov 26, 2014 3:07 AM by krzysiuu

BeatzMe said:
CookingPriest said:


It was NEVER faithful to manga.

It was skipping stuff like character growth and story information ever since the first episode, not to mention generic-ized art style and toned down, well, everything.

Pure exaggeration.

And how dare they toned it down by omitting little girls who were raped by dogs and pregnant women who were eaten. Completely ruined characterization, duh.


Let's adapt Berserk but take out entire Eclipse story arc.

BRILLIANT IDEA.

Nov 26, 2014 3:00 AM by Fai

Free!, baby!!

Nov 26, 2014 1:19 AM by Tengai

scytheavatar said:
Akame ga Kill didn't sell well because it's really a generic fighting shounen series using edgy to disguise it as something deeper than it is. It's extremely rare for generic fighting shounen series to move BD/DVDs unless it has the support of the Fujoshis like Ao no Exorcist and Magi had. I bet Nanatsu no Taizai is going to sell significantly less than Akame ga Kill, even though it's already a massive success looking at the manga copies it had moved.
Lol, implying generic fighting shounens don't sell in Japan, also implying that AgK is a generic fighting shounen. Facepalm*

Nov 25, 2014 10:22 PM by PriestSlayer

Akame ga Kill didn't sell well because it's really a generic fighting shounen series using edgy to disguise it as something deeper than it is. It's extremely rare for generic fighting shounen series to move BD/DVDs unless it has the support of the Fujoshis like Ao no Exorcist and Magi had. I bet Nanatsu no Taizai is going to sell significantly less than Akame ga Kill, even though it's already a massive success looking at the manga copies it had moved.

Nov 25, 2014 10:13 PM by scytheavatar

Zapredon said:
No point arguing whether AgK is good anime because all these are subjective. What makes a good anime are different from each individual unless you are one of those self proclaim elitist and think everyone need to have same taste as you. SAO and Gundam Seed are selling like hot cake and better than most anime but most people in MAL wouldn't call both of those anime masterpiece. Shinsekai Yori anime sales is crap but people still consider it a great anime here in MAL. From sales perspective, things like publicity does help your sales which AgK didn't get much,thus lack of viewership and sales.


^ Exactly this

Nov 25, 2014 7:29 PM by aisoka

Kondo-Isao said:
If only the Shingeki no Bahamut OP were released... We'd see that up at number one.


#1 for CD Singles this week sold 336,101. No chance of that happening overall, so I guess you must mean amongst anison...

Nov 25, 2014 7:19 PM by Ejc

wota going crazy as always :o

Isshukan Friends :(

Nov 25, 2014 6:48 PM by Latreia

If only the Shingeki no Bahamut OP were released... We'd see that up at number one.

Nov 25, 2014 4:51 PM by Rice

BeatzMe said:

And how dare they toned it down by omitting little girls who were raped by dogs and pregnant women who were eaten. Completely ruined characterization, duh.

excellent response :D

Nov 25, 2014 4:47 PM by NaturalPerm

No point arguing whether AgK is good anime because all these are subjective. What makes a good anime are different from each individual unless you are one of those self proclaim elitist and think everyone need to have same taste as you. SAO and Gundam Seed are selling like hot cake and better than most anime but most people in MAL wouldn't call both of those anime masterpiece. Shinsekai Yori anime sales is crap but people still consider it a great anime here in MAL. From sales perspective, things like publicity does help your sales which AgK didn't get much,thus lack of viewership and sales.

Nov 25, 2014 3:57 PM by Zapredon

67. *1,647 **3,550 Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise ED "EONIAN" by ELISA

Disgusting. It should have sold so much more. I'm hoping the recent massive spike in popularity will help it sell more.

Nov 25, 2014 3:41 PM by Calculus94

CookingPriest said:
TheNaturalPerm said:

So it didn't even sell when it was faithful to the manga eh? I find that amusing


It was NEVER faithful to manga.

It was skipping stuff like character growth and story information ever since the first episode, not to mention generic-ized art style and toned down, well, everything.

Pure exaggeration.

And how dare they toned it down by omitting little girls who were raped by dogs and pregnant women who were eaten. Completely ruined characterization, duh.

Nov 25, 2014 12:35 PM by Joekstar

TheNaturalPerm said:
BeatzMe said:

Stop deluding yourself. This show had a decent run for like 19 episodes (even according to the majority of mangareaders) and volume 1 had still shit sales.

So it didn't even sell when it was faithful to the manga eh? I find that amusing


It was NEVER faithful to manga.

It was skipping stuff like character growth and story information ever since the first episode, not to mention generic-ized art style and toned down, well, everything.

Roloko said:
CookingPriest said:



Injustice is way too gentle of a word for what they did.

This is more on the level of what Studio DEEN did with 2006 FSN or what BEETRAIN did with Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle adaptation.

Oh god Tsubasa Chronicles those terrible fillers and I heard they left out some arcs as well. It was alright until they skipped the Tokyo arc for shitty filler. Thankfully Production I.G handled it and it was glorious.

Yeah TRC skipped important story arcs, completely changed and generic-ized characterization of ALL the characters, toned down the violence in every single arc and basically decided to turn what is quite dark shonen action show into a fluffy shoujo rehash of CCS.


AKG does the similar thing. Changed character designs(for the worse), cut out character development and growth moments(gotta add anime original fanservice after all), cut out story information(like the fact that timeskips happened, etc) and past EP10 or so they outright combined two separate story arcs into one and skipped shitload of content, shitting on every single character in show.

Manga is no masterpiece by all means but it was hell of a way better than that.

Nov 25, 2014 12:28 PM by Fai