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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Nov 24 - 30

by tsubasalover
Dec 2, 2014 1:24 AM | 65 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for November 24th - 30th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 14,398 14,398 Sword Art Online II Vol.2
*2. 11,486 11,486 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 - World Purge-hen
*3. 10,809 41,769 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
*4. *8,201 *8,201 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.6 Limited Edition
*5. *8,018 *8,018 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.5 Limited Edition
*6. *7,905 *7,905 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Kyuukousen-hen" Vol.2 Limited Edition
*7. *6,127 *6,127 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.3
*8. *6,048 *6,048 Aldnoah.Zero Vol.3 Limited Edition
*9. *5,924 *5,924 Detective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper from Another Dimension Special Limited Edition
10. *5,804 *5,804 No Game No Life Vol.6
11. *4,290 *4,290 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! Vol.3
12. *4,126 *4,126 Barakamon Vol.3
13. *3,561 *3,561 Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyou
14. *2,853 *2,853 Mekakucity Actors Vol.9 Limited Edition
15. *2,818 *2,818 Ano Natsu de Matteru: Bokutachi wa Koukou Saigo no Natsu wo Sugoshinagara, Ano Natsu de Matteru. Limited Edition
16. *2,684 *2,684 Yama no Susume: Second Season Vol.3
17. *2,673 *2,673 Mekakucity Actors Vol.10 Limited Edition
18. *2,595 *2,595 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Vol.4 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,595)


DVD
*1. 7,112 *7,112 Detective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper from Another Dimension Special Limited Edition
*2. 4,549 *4,549 Detective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper from Another Dimension Regular Edition
*3. 2,934 *2,934 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 - World Purge-hen
*4. 2,847 *2,847 Sword Art Online II Vol.2 Limited Edition
*5. 2,457 *2,457 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.3
*6. 2,425 *2,425 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Vol.4 Limited Edition
*7. 2,227 *2,227 Mekakucity Actors Vol.9 Limited Edition
*8. 2,129 *2,129 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Kyuukousen-hen" Vol.2 Limited Edition
*9. 2,118 *2,118 One Piece 3D2Y: Ace no shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama to no Chikai Limited Edition
10. 2,084 *2,084 Mekakucity Actors Vol.10 Limited Edition
11. 1,849 36,094 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.1
12. 1,702 *1,702 Kamigami no Asobi Vol.6
13. 1,692 *1,692 Barakamon Vol.3
14. 1,663 *1,663 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.5 Limited Edition
15. 1,610 10,283 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.3
16. 1,538 *9,054 Haikyuu!! Vol.5
17. 1,349 *1,349 Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyou Limited Edition
18. 1,280 *1,280 No Game No Life Vol.6
19. 1,136 *1,136 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.6 Limited Edition
20. 1,081 *9,308 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan
21. *,933 **,933 Hybrid Child Vol.2
22. *,897 **,897 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Vol.11 Limited Edition
23. *,843 **,843 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Ringo Bouya to Minna no Negai
24. *,789 **,789 Aldnoah.Zero Vol.3 Limited Edition
25. *,720 *7,673 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
26. *,705 *3,163 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai
27. *,689 **,689 Bakumatsu Rock Vol.4 Limited Edition
28. *,685 **,685 Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyou Regular Edition
(cut-off 685)


CD Single
*3. 40,116 *40,116 "Aki no Anata no Sora Tooku" by lily white [Umi Sonoda (CV: Suzuko Mimori), Rin Hoshizora (CV: Riho Iida), Nozomi Toujou (CV: Aina Kushida) from μ's]
10. 15,327 *15,327 Nanatsu no Taizai ED "7 -seven-" by FLOW x GRANRODEO
13. *8,709 **8,709 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! OP "Yuruyu Rin Rin Rin Rin Rin" by Nanamori Chu☆Goraku-bu
14. *8,548 **8,548 Ai Tenchi Muyo! Recap ED "Viva! Otome no Daibouken!!" by Otome Shinto
16. *8,395 **8,395 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! ED "After School Days" by Nanamori Chu☆Goraku Bu
17. *7,210 **7,210 Akame ga Kill! OP "Liar Mask" by Rika Mayama
18. *5,901 *53,323 "Eien Friends" by Printemps [Honoka Kousaka (CV: Emi Nitta), Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Uchida), Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo) from μ's]
19. *4,790 *21,447 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OP "Hikaru nara" by Goose house
21. *4,186 **4,186 Shirobako OP/ED "COLORFUL BOX/Animetic Love Letter" by Yoko Ishida / Aoi Miyamori (CV: Juri Kimura) & Ema Yasuhara (CV: Haruka Yoshimura) & Shizuka Sakaki
22. *4,111 **4,111 Brothers Conflict OVA OP "MY SWEET HEAVEN♂♀" by Gero
23. *3,939 *21,311 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) ED "believe" by Kalafina
24. *3,922 *21,686 Psycho-Pass 2 ED "Fallen" by EGOIST
30. *3,585 **3,585 Magic Kaito 1412 OP "Kimi no Matsu Sekai" by LAGOON
33. *3,235 **3,235 Brothers Conflict OVA Character Song "Re-Quest!" by Natsume Asahina (CV: Tomoaki Maeno) & Yuusuke Asahina (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya) & Fuuto Asahina (CV: KENN)
35. *3,146 **3,146 Madan no Ou to Vanadis ED "Schwarzer Bogen" by Hitomi Harada
37. *3,022 *85,313 Youkai Watch ED "Dan Dan Dubi Zubaa!" by Dream5 + Burii Taichou
48. *1,870 **5,420 Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise ED "EONIAN" by ELISA
49. *1,811 **6,728 Madan no Ou to Vanadis OP "Ginsen no Kaze" by Konomi Suzuki
54. *1,694 134,399 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
58. *1,621 **1,621 Gugure! Kokkuri-san ED "This Merry-Go-Round Song" by Atsushi Suemitsu
59. *1,618 **5,479 Trinity Seven ED "BEAUTIFUL≒SENTENCE" by Magus Two [Lilith Asami (CV: Yumi Hara) & Arin Kannazuki (CV: Aya Uchida)]
61. *1,557 **8,266 Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Kimi no Mirai" by ROOT FIVE
63. *1,528 **1,528 Magic Kaito 1412 ED "WHITE of CRIME" by REVALCY
69. *1,345 **5,480 Trinity Seven OP "Seven Doors" by ZAQ
74. *1,183 **4,043 Trinity Seven ED "SHaVaDaVa in AMAZING♪" by Yui Levi♡ [Levi Kazama (CV: Ayane Sakura) & Yui Kurata (CV: Rie Murakawa)]
75. *1,160 **7,301 Akame ga Kill! ED "Tsuki Akari" by Sora Amamiya
76. *1,146 *17,791 Psycho-Pass 2 OP "Enigmatic Feeling" by Ling Tosite Shigure
81. *1,027 *18,528 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) OP "ideal white" by Mashiro Ayano
82. *1,001 *55,209 Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo OP "Kindan no Resistance" by Nana Mizuki
84. **,991 *26,973 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum" by Ikimono-kagari (incl. in "Netsujou no Spectrum/Namida ga Kieru nara")
86. **,971 **4,440 Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de OP "OVERLAPPERS" by Qverktett:
92. **,854 **3,328 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road OP "Determination" by LASTGASP
(cut-off 854)


CD Album
*3. 26,627 26,627 SPYAIR "BEST" (incl. Haikyuu!! OP "Imagination", Samurai Flamenco OP "JUST ONE LIFE", Gintama Theme Songs, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE ED "My World", Bleach ED "Last Moment")
10. *9,013 *9,013 Naruto: Shippuuden OP/ED "NARUTO SUPER SOUNDS" by Various Artists
13. *7,162 *7,162 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER HARMONY 06 by Burning Girl
14. *7,141 *7,141 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER HARMONY 05 by Ricotta
21. *5,141 54,287 Mai Kuraki "Mai Kuraki BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-" (incl. older Detective Conan theme songs and new OP "DYNAMITE")
34. *3,300 *3,300 Pri Para "Idol Song ♪ Collection by Lala & Mirei & Sophie" by Lala Manaka & Mirei Minami & Sophie Honjou (CV: Himika Akaneya & Yuu Serizawa, Miyu Kubota)
40. *2,801 73,307 GLAY "MUSIC LIFE" (incl. Diamond no Ace OP "Hashire! Mirai")
54. *1,934 *1,934 StylipS "THE SUPERNOVA STRIKE" (incl. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya EDs "Prism Sympathy", "Tsunagu Kizuna Tsutsumu Kodoku", Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation OP/ED "Junsui na Fujunbutsu" "Spica.", Donyatsu Movie ED "NOVA Revolution")
82. *1,090 21,728 Detective Conan "The Best of Detective Conan 5 ~Meitantei Conan Theme Song Collection~" by Various Artists
(cut-off 1,090)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 65 Comments Recent Comments

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Tengai said:
Sword Art Online II, huh.



Man, that's pretty sad.


http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/08/05/subway-car-decorated-with-anime-idols-literally-brings-fans-to-their-knees-in-shanghai/

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4hblCBbXC_w/UoTUv33BVOI/AAAAAAAAATU/XeA1RgZo864/s1600/ll+hardcore.jpg

It's tough to readily compete against a fanbase that literally prostrates itself before images of the characters and I'm not trying to be disparaging here, that's pretty much just what's going on here. 2D images have that level of power and influence over people and it's not like we're talking totalitarian cults of personality here.


Well......let's just keep an open mind about these kinds of stuffs~

Dec 3, 2014 10:59 PM by Tengai

Kaioshin_Sama said:
iLostReason said:
No matter how it looks like, I absolutely not take these sales in a serious way.I just find it nice and it makes me happy when shows i like are selling well - it shows that those titles are liked by others as well and get even higher chances for sequels.That's all that there is to it for me.As for top 4 I mentioned, i just felt kinda annoyed that after such long time -week after week from probably years-, most of the time (!) nothing changes and same types of shows (moe/harem/fanservice) are ''rocking'' the rankings while some other good titles can't make it to top 10.I guess i should say that I'm waiting for the day that something will happen and everything will change (like lots of others), but it definitely doesn't seem like I'm going to see it soon.I'm not even saying that these shows are that bad, because i enjoy LL!, but because of it selling like crazy, there will be another 20 idol shows that try to beat it, and then another 20 because 1 of previous 20 succeeded.Never ending circle.


I know it's the fact that nothing changes that tends to be kind of irksome about in the long run as opposed to anything particular against specific shows that I don't even watch. The same old studio, the same old producers, the same old concepts and ideas rewarded season after season with seemingly no regard for anything else but that the status quo must apparently be maintained with maybe the odd interruption once or twice a year. It just makes it look like anime has a very limited future creatively when it looks like in a lot of cases some creators really don't even have to try and can rely on marketing and for others no matter how hard they try nothing will ever come of it. I suggest this sort of thing and people just typically get angry and call me a hater, but like it makes Anno look right when he suggests that anime is facing a crisis and new people aren't going to want to get involved with it when it looks like they just get stuck in a dead end low paying job serving some commercial interest and never amount to anything significant artistically or creatively.

We'll just see what happens with Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls this coming season which has the financial backing and marketing of the two biggest multimedia forces in the business in Bandai Namco and Aniplex. Japanese viewers are already pretty much saying there's no point in even trying to guess the next best seller next season as a result of it and that anything less than 30K bare minimum is pretty much out of the question and I see no reason to think they could possibly be wrong considering the sheer marketability, money and promotion behind the whole project. I'm not sure though that you're going to see 20+ new mega successful idol franchises every year now though, just whatever Bandai Namco wills to profit since they have all the means necessary to mass market these projects from every step of the process. Sunrise or A-1 can handle the animation, Lantis handles the music, Bandai Namco Games can handle any game tie ins as well and Kadokawa Shoten can handle any necessary publishing material.

The thing is right now there currently is no competition for Bandai Namco when it comes to these idol shows, they own the rights to the big three Love Live, Idolmaster and Aikatsu all of which make millions for them basically just by existing thanks to the video game tie ins that operate around micro transactions and the music sales I mentioned earlier. Some people might mention WUG but that franchise can't even begin to compare to the smallest of the big 3 in terms of scope since Ordet just doesn't have the resources and marketing that the big 3 can bring to bear.
If people call you a hater after you use same words you did just now, then it just means that they can't bear your personal opinion and look for a ''cool'' way out so they use word hater and they become satisfied.I mean, you can always ignore and scroll something down if you don't like it, lol (then again, these days there's a lot of trolls everywhere, so people overreact easily on every step).I don't get in discussions on mal often tho, so i don't know how things are looking, but even if I wouldn't agree with you, I see no point in calling someone hater just because the person dislikes something.Now if you dislike everything blindly and say ''this sucks and this sucks'' without any arguments or other words, that's a different story.
About Idolm@aster CG, I'm actually awaiting for it to come out only so i can see the sales.After seeing LL! big numbers, i keep wondering how will IMCG ''surprise'' us...

Dec 3, 2014 9:05 PM by iLostReason

Glad to see SAO2 on top and IS doing a little domination of its own.

Dec 3, 2014 2:09 AM by Hikarusuke

Ejc said:
FloatingList said:


the single of Hikaru Nara has it's rank going down...

okay....


I don't see anything out of the ordinary. It sold 16,657 last week, so unless it has a ridiculous sales boost (which rarely happens), it will only go down in rank.

Need to reiterate this again... look at the sales not the rank. The rank is only an indicator of the sales relative to other singles charting this week (so no competition could mean a higher rank, etc etc), and whether it will have its sales counted (Top 200).


Aaah.. Okay.. my bad, my bad... ^^'

Dec 3, 2014 1:09 AM by New_-

FloatingList said:
tsubasalover said:

19. *4,790 *21,447 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OP "Hikaru nara" by Goose house


the single of Hikaru Nara has it's rank going down...

okay....


I don't see anything out of the ordinary. It sold 16,657 last week, so unless it has a ridiculous sales boost (which rarely happens), it will only go down in rank.

Need to reiterate this again... look at the sales not the rank. The rank is only an indicator of the sales relative to other singles charting this week (so no competition could mean a higher rank, etc etc), and whether it will have its sales counted (Top 200).

Dec 2, 2014 10:41 PM by Ejc

j0x said:
Hoppy said:

Is that life sized Angela doll for sale? Probably not but it won't hurt to ask anyway.


i got no idea, but i will not be surprise if that is for sale although it will be expensive as hell lol


True, I've seen life sized figures for sale, and they run in 1200-1500 range or more, heck normal sized dolls from anime can run up to $700.

Dec 2, 2014 9:31 PM by Hoppy

Hoppy said:

Is that life sized Angela doll for sale? Probably not but it won't hurt to ask anyway.


i got no idea, but i will not be surprise if that is for sale although it will be expensive as hell lol

Dec 2, 2014 9:24 PM by isekai

j0x said:
Hoppy said:


Merchandise is selling out for that anime as well, just the Dakimakura of Angela alone sold out the day after it was announced for preorder.


yep glorious merchandise even Urobuchi loves it





Is that life sized Angela doll for sale? Probably not but it won't hurt to ask anyway.

Dec 2, 2014 9:17 PM by Hoppy

Hoppy said:
j0x said:


its an anime although 3DCG or cel-shaded to be exact, the story was made by Urobuchi and i heard the fans love it so it surprisingly selling so well



yep i even heard it will sell like 40,000+ discs so its really doing great


Merchandise is selling out for that anime as well, just the Dakimakura of Angela alone sold out the day after it was announced for preorder.


yep glorious merchandise even Urobuchi loves it



Dec 2, 2014 9:12 PM by isekai

If you seen the sales for those 2 Million Live Singles in this topic, that's what I think Cinderella Girls is going to sell like, 7k isn't bad but with that piss poor main lineup (excluding the 3 leaders, they'll make the series at least successful regardless), I predicting the sales go way down but not to the point it will sell like shit. There's a lot of piss poor choices in the lineup. Also, the story and character development while it can work, I don't it will make this as good as the mothership Idolm@ster anime as there are quite a few characters that are too mundane (even by Idolm@ster standards) or boring. I wouldn't expect 30k or even 10k, just a standard 7-8k out of this.

Dec 2, 2014 8:58 PM by Hoppy

iLostReason said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


Honestly for people not into that sort of stuff there's rarely ever interesting news when it comes to sales. You just sort of have to laugh it off for what it is and learn to take it more as just a study of markets and sub cultures which is how I made my peace with it all. It really just is what it is, greed and marketability to otaku and the right kind of branding and packaging of the product is what gets rewarded with high sales and figuring out the right formula or what some show did to achieve those sales and the discussions that happen from that are the actual interesting parts of these threads to me at least while the rest of it is just kind of cheer leading for the people that are into those sorts of things. Some people think you're being a hater if you choose to see it that way but oh well really.

Realistically unlike most people I see absolutely nothing worth celebrating when it comes to sales of anime cause it's not like I stand to lose or gain anything from it monetary or entertainment wise. Somehow despite rarely selling gangbusters a lot of shows I like tend to get sequels or followups anyway and it's not like I need to see my favorite shows making mad money in order to feel empowered or whatever it is that it does for other people. It's literally just a study in marketing and branding from my perspective.
No matter how it looks like, I absolutely not take these sales in a serious way.I just find it nice and it makes me happy when shows i like are selling well - it shows that those titles are liked by others as well and get even higher chances for sequels.That's all that there is to it for me.As for top 4 I mentioned, i just felt kinda annoyed that after such long time -week after week from probably years-, most of the time (!) nothing changes and same types of shows (moe/harem/fanservice) are ''rocking'' the rankings while some other good titles can't make it to top 10.I guess i should say that I'm waiting for the day that something will happen and everything will change (like lots of others), but it definitely doesn't seem like I'm going to see it soon.I'm not even saying that these shows are that bad, because i enjoy LL!, but because of it selling like crazy, there will be another 20 idol shows that try to beat it, and then another 20 because 1 of previous 20 succeeded.Never ending circle.


I know it's the fact that nothing changes that tends to be kind of irksome about in the long run as opposed to anything particular against specific shows that I don't even watch. The same old studio, the same old producers, the same old concepts and ideas rewarded season after season with seemingly no regard for anything else but that the status quo must apparently be maintained with maybe the odd interruption once or twice a year. It just makes it look like anime has a very limited future creatively when it looks like in a lot of cases some creators really don't even have to try and can rely on marketing and for others no matter how hard they try nothing will ever come of it. I suggest this sort of thing and people just typically get angry and call me a hater, but like it makes Anno look right when he suggests that anime is facing a crisis and new people aren't going to want to get involved with it when it looks like they just get stuck in a dead end low paying job serving some commercial interest and never amount to anything significant artistically or creatively.

We'll just see what happens with Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls this coming season which has the financial backing and marketing of the two biggest multimedia forces in the business in Bandai Namco and Aniplex. Japanese viewers are already pretty much saying there's no point in even trying to guess the next best seller next season as a result of it and that anything less than 30K bare minimum is pretty much out of the question and I see no reason to think they could possibly be wrong considering the sheer marketability, money and promotion behind the whole project. I'm not sure though that you're going to see 20+ new mega successful idol franchises every year now though, just whatever Bandai Namco wills to profit since they have all the means necessary to mass market these projects from every step of the process. Sunrise or A-1 can handle the animation, Lantis handles the music, Bandai Namco Games can handle any game tie ins as well and Kadokawa Shoten can handle any necessary publishing material.

The thing is right now there currently is no competition for Bandai Namco when it comes to these idol shows, they own the rights to the big three Love Live, Idolmaster and Aikatsu all of which make millions for them basically just by existing thanks to the video game tie ins that operate around micro transactions and the music sales I mentioned earlier. Some people might mention WUG but that franchise can't even begin to compare to the smallest of the big 3 in terms of scope since Ordet just doesn't have the resources and marketing that the big 3 can bring to bear.

Dec 2, 2014 8:47 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
iLostReason said:
Seeing Nozaki-kun and Barakamon having not that bad numbers makes me really happy.Hoping for seasons 2 of both in future.

Oh man...I don't even know where to start so I'm just going to leave, lol.


Honestly for people not into that sort of stuff there's rarely ever interesting news when it comes to sales. You just sort of have to laugh it off for what it is and learn to take it more as just a study of markets and sub cultures which is how I made my peace with it all. It really just is what it is, greed and marketability to otaku and the right kind of branding and packaging of the product is what gets rewarded with high sales and figuring out the right formula or what some show did to achieve those sales and the discussions that happen from that are the actual interesting parts of these threads to me at least while the rest of it is just kind of cheer leading for the people that are into those sorts of things. Some people think you're being a hater if you choose to see it that way but oh well really.

Realistically unlike most people I see absolutely nothing worth celebrating when it comes to sales of anime cause it's not like I stand to lose or gain anything from it monetary or entertainment wise. Somehow despite rarely selling gangbusters a lot of shows I like tend to get sequels or followups anyway and it's not like I need to see my favorite shows making mad money in order to feel empowered or whatever it is that it does for other people. It's literally just a study in marketing and branding from my perspective.
No matter how it looks like, I absolutely not take these sales in a serious way.I just find it nice and it makes me happy when shows i like are selling well - it shows that those titles are liked by others as well and get even higher chances for sequels.That's all that there is to it for me.As for top 4 I mentioned, i just felt kinda annoyed that after such long time -week after week from probably years-, most of the time (!) nothing changes and same types of shows (moe/harem/fanservice) are ''rocking'' the rankings while some other good titles can't make it to top 10.I guess i should say that I'm waiting for the day that something will happen and everything will change (like lots of others), but it definitely doesn't seem like I'm going to see it soon.I'm not even saying that these shows are that bad, because i enjoy LL!, but because of it selling like crazy, there will be another 20 idol shows that try to beat it, and then another 20 because 1 of previous 20 succeeded.Never ending circle.

Dec 2, 2014 7:52 PM by iLostReason

[quote=Takuan_Soho]
Kaioshin_Sama said:


As for 2D, I am starting to get a theory about it: when it comes to being a "fan" 2D will never disappoint. Since they don't really exist they won't do "stupid" things like get married or get caught coming out of a man's apartment, they remain pristine and perfect; even better if the fan goes the other way, they can have the 2D serve as a dutch wife in hentai that no human would ever do, while always remaining pure. So they literally are all things for all people.

In a way its like resentment. Nothing can ever take it away.


QFT, 2D has almost everything for everyone in there's nearly every personality type, body type, whatever available in some way shape or form and if it isn't there now, it will come sooner or later. 2D also doesn't nag, bitch, or cheat (unless the fan wants them to). You can't get variety like this in 3D.

Dec 2, 2014 7:21 PM by Hoppy

Kaioshin_Sama said:
It's tough to readily compete against a fanbase that literally prostrates itself before images of the characters and I'm not trying to be disparaging here, that's pretty much just what's going on here. 2D images have that level of power and influence over people and it's not like we're talking totalitarian cults of personality here


Norman Spinrad wrote a novel about this back in the 80's entitled "Little Heroes" that pretty much depicts that this would happen to music, not so much the 2D aspect, but that performers would lose meaning to synthesized music based purely on market research. You may enjoy it. Been a long while since I read it, but it has it moments.

As for 2D, I am starting to get a theory about it: when it comes to being a "fan" 2D will never disappoint. Since they don't really exist they won't do "stupid" things like get married or get caught coming out of a man's apartment, they remain pristine and perfect; even better if the fan goes the other way, they can have the 2D serve as a dutch wife in hentai that no human would ever do, while always remaining pure. So they literally are all things for all people.

In a way its like resentment. Nothing can ever take it away.

Dec 2, 2014 7:09 PM by Takuan_Soho

Akame ga Kill's 2nd opening is amazing

Dec 2, 2014 6:47 PM by PriestSlayer

illiara said:
IS 2 ova.
everybody has been talked about this one.
does it even any good?
given how bad the s2 was.

It's better than 95% of season 2 :)
Season 3 better have this type of quality :(

Dec 2, 2014 6:43 PM by ichii_1

iLostReason said:
Seeing Nozaki-kun and Barakamon having not that bad numbers makes me really happy.Hoping for seasons 2 of both in future.

*1. 14,398 14,398 Sword Art Online II Vol.2
*2. 11,486 11,486 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 - World Purge-hen
*3. 10,809 41,769 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
*4. *8,201 *8,201 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.6 Limited Edition
Oh man...I don't even know where to start so I'm just going to leave, lol.


Honestly for people not into that sort of stuff there's rarely ever interesting news when it comes to sales. You just sort of have to laugh it off for what it is and learn to take it more as just a study of markets and sub cultures which is how I made my peace with it all. It really just is what it is, greed and marketability to otaku and the right kind of branding and packaging of the product is what gets rewarded with high sales and figuring out the right formula or what some show did to achieve those sales and the discussions that happen from that are the actual interesting parts of these threads to me at least while the rest of it is just kind of cheer leading for the people that are into those sorts of things. Some people think you're being a hater if you choose to see it that way but oh well really.

Realistically unlike most people I see absolutely nothing worth celebrating when it comes to sales of anime cause it's not like I stand to lose or gain anything from it monetary or entertainment wise. Somehow despite rarely selling gangbusters a lot of shows I like tend to get sequels or followups anyway and it's not like I need to see my favorite shows making mad money in order to feel empowered or whatever it is that it does for other people. It's literally just a study in marketing and branding from my perspective.

Dec 2, 2014 5:47 PM by PeacingOut

j0x said:
moonnya said:

http://rankstker.net/index_news.cgi
the first one (ranking 2nd). What is this anime about anyway ? I heard that it isnt even an anime


its an anime although 3DCG or cel-shaded to be exact, the story was made by Urobuchi and i heard the fans love it so it surprisingly selling so well

Paulo27 said:


From what I read it looks like Aniplex is shipping 30k copies on day 1 (doesn't mean 30k sales but they only planned for 10k to begin with so it's doing a lot better than expected).


yep i even heard it will sell like 40,000+ discs so its really doing great


Merchandise is selling out for that anime as well, just the Dakimakura of Angela alone sold out the day after it was announced for preorder.

Dec 2, 2014 5:15 PM by Hoppy

moonnya said:
j0x said:
anyone knows the preorder data of Expelled From Paradise? when we will know its sales? i heard its doing pretty good

http://rankstker.net/index_news.cgi
the first one (ranking 2nd). What is this anime about anyway ? I heard that it isnt even an anime


its an anime although 3DCG or cel-shaded to be exact, the story was made by Urobuchi and i heard the fans love it so it surprisingly selling so well

Paulo27 said:
j0x said:
anyone knows the preorder data of Expelled From Paradise? when we will know its sales? i heard its doing pretty good


From what I read it looks like Aniplex is shipping 30k copies on day 1 (doesn't mean 30k sales but they only planned for 10k to begin with so it's doing a lot better than expected).


yep i even heard it will sell like 40,000+ discs so its really doing great

Dec 2, 2014 5:06 PM by isekai

IS 2 ova.
everybody has been talked about this one.
does it even any good?
given how bad the s2 was.

Dec 2, 2014 4:25 PM by illiara