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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Dec 1 - 7

by tsubasalover
Dec 9, 2014 1:16 AM | 39 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for December 1st - 7th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 8,877 *8,877 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
*2. 4,886 *4,886 Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*3. 2,320 *2,320 Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary Regular Edition
*4. 1,732 43,501 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
*5. 1,728 *1,728 Clannad Compact Collection Limited Edition
*6. 1,637 *1,637 Black Bullet Vol.6 Limited Edition
*7. 1,382 *1,382 Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Vol.6
*8. 1,269 15,667 Sword Art Online II Vol.2 Limited Edition
*9. 1,265 12,751 IS: Infinite Stratos 2 - World Purge-hen
10. 1,207 *1,207 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.3
11. 1,090 *1,090 Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls Vol.1
12. *,868 *9,069 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Vol.6 Limited Edition
13. *,815 *6,739 Detective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper from Another Dimension Special Limited Edition
14. *,783 **,783 Seikoku no Dragonar Vol.6
15. *,773 **,773 Aikatsu! 2nd Season Vol.7
16. *,723 **,723 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Blu-ray BOX
17. *,655 *8,673 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.5 Limited Edition
(cut-off 655)


DVD
*1. 8,208 **8,208 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
*2. 2,618 **2,618 Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary
*3. 2,198 *38,292 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.1
*4. 1,582 **1,582 Naruto: Shippuuden "Kakashi ANBU-hen - Yami wo Ikiru Shinobi" Vol.3
*5. 1,547 **1,547 Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu
*6. 1,355 **5,904 Detective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper from Another Dimension Regular Edition
*7. 1,259 **8,371 Detective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper from Another Dimension Special Limited Edition
*8. 1,102 **1,102 One Piece 17th Season "Dressrosa" Vol.6
*9. *,880 *10,188 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan
10. *,826 *18,438 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
11. *,719 **8,392 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
12. *,672 ***,672 Pri Para Vol.3
13. *,541 **2,659 One Piece 3D2Y: Ace no shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama to no Chikai Limited Edition
14. *,510 *10,793 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.3
15. *,480 **8,227 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
16. *,478 128,784 Kaze Tachinu
17. *,473 **1,316 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Ringo Bouya to Minna no Negai
18. *,455 ***,455 Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy DVD-BOX Limited Edition
19. *,438 ***,438 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.3
20. *,430 **2,657 Mekakucity Actors Vol.9 Limited Edition
21. *,428 ***,428 Uchuu Majin Daikengou Complete DVD
22. *,424 ***,424 Taka no Tsume 7: Joou Heika no Joobob DVD & Blu-ray Deluxe Limited Edition
23. *,421 **2,505 Mekakucity Actors Vol.10 Limited Edition
24. *,413 ***,413 Black Bullet Vol.6 Limited Edition
(cut-off 413)


CD Single
*4. 23,794 *23,794 Sword Art Online II OP "courage" by Haruka Tomatsu
*6. 16,671 *16,671 Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu ED "IT’S THE RIGHT TIME" by Daichi Miura (incl. in "Fureau Dakede ~Always with you~ / IT’S THE RIGHT TIME")
11. 12,469 *12,469 Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu ED "glitter wish" by Shouta Aoi (incl. in "Himitsu no Kuchizuke")
16. *8,948 **8,948 Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 7 - The Last ED "Hoshi no Utsuwa" by Sukima Switch
18. *8,163 **8,163 Tenkai Knights ED "Densetsu no FLARE" by Pile
20. *7,448 *47,564 "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]
30. *2,669 *17,996 Nanatsu no Taizai ED "7 -seven-" by FLOW x GRANRODEO
35. *2,455 *23,902 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OP "Hikaru nara" by Goose house
36. *2,396 **2,396 Diamond no Ace Character Song Series Vol.4 Ryousuke Kominato "Oikaze ni Tsugu" by Ryousuke Kominato (CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto)
38. *2,386 **2,386 Diamond no Ace Character Song Series Vol.5 Youichi Kuramochi "GO MY WAY" by Youichi Kuromachi (CV: Shintaro Asanuma)
39. *2,291 **2,291 Wake Up, Girls! Character song series Yoshino Nanase "Stella Drive" by Yoshino Nanase (CV: Yoshino Aoyama)
42. *2,158 *55,481 "Eien Friends" by Printemps [Honoka Kousaka (CV: Emi Nitta), Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Uchida), Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo) from μ's]
43. *2,088 *87,401 Youkai Watch ED "Dan Dan Dubi Zubaa!" by Dream5 + Burii Taichou
46. *1,963 **1,963 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Character Image Song Utaha Kasumigaoka (Nyouzetsu Scandalus) by Utaha Kasumigaoka (CV: Ai Kayano)
48. *1,860 **1,860 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Character Image Song Eriri Spencer Sawamura "Blooming Lily" by Eriri Spencer Sawamura (CV: Saori Oonishi)
50. *1,847 **1,847 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Character Image Song Megumi Katou "M♭" by Megumi Katou (CV: Kayono Yasuno)
51. *1,835 **7,255 Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise ED "EONIAN" by ELISA
52. *1,810 **1,810 Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic Character CD Music Palette 1 Shinobu*Alice "Hajimari-iro Flash / Kimi-iro Snowflake" by Shinobu Oomiya (CV: Asuka Nishi) / Alice Cartelet (CV: Manami Tanaka)
54. *1,743 **1,743 Donten ni Warau ED "ATTITUDE TO LIFE" by GARNERYUS
57. *1,669 136,068 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
59. *1,649 *23,335 Psycho-Pass 2 ED "Fallen" by EGOIST
61. *1,619 *22,930 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) ED "believe" by Kalafina
64. *1,396 **4,981 Magic Kaito 1412 OP "Kimi no Matsu Sekai" by LAGOON
65. *1,369 **1,369 Donten ni Warau OPs "Biran no Kaze / Ryuuten no Hi" by Ryuuji Aoki
66. *1,356 **1,356 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ED "Kirameki" by wacci
76. **,992 **5,178 Shirobako OP/ED "COLORFUL BOX/Animetic Love Letter" by Yoko Ishida / Aoi Miyamori (CV: Juri Kimura) & Ema Yasuhara (CV: Haruka Yoshimura), Shizuka Sakaki (CV: Haruka Chisuga)
77. **,922 **8,132 Akame ga Kill! OP "Liar Mask" by Rika Mayama
79. **,867 **9,262 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! ED "After School Days" by Nanamori Chu☆Goraku Bu
81. **,846 **9,555 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! OP "Yuruyu Rin Rin Rin Rin Rin" by Nanamori Chu☆Goraku-bu
84. **,808 ***,808 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji OP "LOVE GOOD TIME" by SpecialThanks
95. **,715 **6,194 Trinity Seven ED "BEAUTIFUL≒SENTENCE" by Magus Two [Lilith Asami (CV: Yumi Hara) & Arin Kannazuki (CV: Aya Uchida)]
97. **,699 *27,672 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum" by Ikimono-kagari (incl. in "Netsujou no Spectrum/Namida ga Kieru nara")
(cut-off 699)


CD Album
*3. 35,699 35,699 SCANDAL "HELLO WORLD" (incl. Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie ED "Yoake no Ryuuseigun")
*6. 22,413 22,413 Sukima Switch "Sukima Switch" (incl. Haikyuu!! OP "Ah Yeah!!" and Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 7 - The Last ED "Hoshi no Utsuwa" album ver.)
*7. 18,986 18,986 Choutokkyuu "RING" (incl. Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V OP "Believe X Believe")
19. *5,750 32,377 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")
24. *4,869 *4,869 Hoozuki no Reitetsu OP & OST "Hyakki Yakou ~Jigoku no Sata mo YOU Shidai~" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars & Peach Maki
38. *2,791 57,078 Mai Kuraki "Mai Kuraki BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-" (incl. older Detective Conan theme songs and new OP "DYNAMITE")
39. *2,760 76,067 GLAY "MUSIC LIFE" (incl. Diamond no Ace OP "Hashire! Mirai")
46. *2,544 11,557 Naruto: Shippuuden OP/ED "NARUTO SUPER SOUNDS" by Various Artists
72. *1,380 *1,380 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 40th Anniversary Best Track Image Album by HATS ALL STARS
(cut-off 1,380)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 39 Comments Recent Comments

Can Isao Takahata actually be considered "a legend by his own right"? He's a notable figure at Ghibli but never notable as an anime director, and giving a $50 million anime movie to him was always a suicidal thing to do for Ghibli.

Dec 10, 2014 11:38 PM by scytheavatar

Yohimo_asakura said:
dunno if this is a bait, tho, but...
Don't you think, you could have been brainwashed by some elitists, or even worse, by some retarded propagandist, if you sound 100% convinced to such "fact".

No, cause even a cockroach knows that that abomination is not worth $50 million and agreeing with an alzheimic old man is even worse, the stuff about him admitting his own work being sh!t is true btw andthe wind rises is an insult to koreans and chinese.
And ghibli is doing a horrible ccg film now, but that kaio guy didn't mention that did he? XD

Dec 10, 2014 11:45 AM by ichii_1



Well, thank you for this post, it was interesting and informative, I was also wondering about the situation of Ghibli and anime fans in Japan.

ichii_1 said:
Lol that gif sure looks good for $50 million dollars lmfao XD denial is all I can say.
Ghibli's new stuff is gonna be ccg and I'm sure $100 million still won't make it have better animation than ef paradise since they're gonna steal 95% of it and have people like you defend them cause they want to be in the sophisticated anime viewer club.

Cool article, now where's the one where he says TV, media and his own works sucks and need to be thrown away all together and everyone should go outside? along with a lot of other hypocritical stuff XD

Generalizing anime fans is what your doing just like that dinosaur, your preconceived notions that almost all anime fans are what you believe them to be is what's wrong, you've been brainwashed by the elitist people you've been hanging out with.


dunno if this is a bait, tho, but...
Don't you think, you could have been brainwashed by some elitists, or even worse, by some retarded propagandist, if you sound 100% convinced to such "fact".

Dec 10, 2014 10:32 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Ejc said:
tsubasalover said:
Oh, no Detective Conan album is gone.


It charted this week.

Rank / Previous week's rank / Weekly sales / Cumulative sales / # Weeks Charted / Title and Artist
114 *82 ***,804 *22,532 **7 Detective Conan Theme Song Collection 5 ~THE BEST OF DETECTIVE CONAN5~ by Various Artists

I meant it's gone from top 100.

Dec 10, 2014 7:25 AM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:
Oh, no Detective Conan album is gone.


It charted this week.

Rank / Previous week's rank / Weekly sales / Cumulative sales / # Weeks Charted / Title and Artist
114 *82 ***,804 *22,532 **7 Detective Conan Theme Song Collection 5 ~THE BEST OF DETECTIVE CONAN5~ by Various Artists

Dec 10, 2014 6:17 AM by Ejc

ichii_1 said:
Lol that gif sure looks good for $50 million dollars lmfao XD denial is all I can say.
Ghibli's new stuff is gonna be ccg and I'm sure $100 million still won't make it have better animation than ef paradise since they're gonna steal 95% of it and have people like you defend them cause they want to be in the sophisticated anime viewer club.

Cool article, now where's the one where he says TV, media and his own works sucks and need to be thrown away all together and everyone should go outside? along with a lot of other hypocritical stuff XD

Generalizing anime fans is what your doing just like that dinosaur, your preconceived notions that almost all anime fans are what you believe them to be is what's wrong, you've been brainwashed by the elitist people you've been hanging out with.


Oh MAL....

Dec 10, 2014 3:27 AM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
So far the only studio I've seen to be able to shrug off that trend with second seasons is Sunrise with the likes of Seed Destiny, Code Geass, Horizon and Love Live where not only is there seemingly no decay but averages actually went up with the second season defying all logic of how these things work.


Addressing your claims... Code Geass and Horizon actually saw drops in their averages, but you are right about Love Live! and Seed Destiny.

(2013) 29,194 → (2014) 62,844 + 115.3%● Love Live! (ラブライブ!)
(2002) 58,589 → (2004) 68,732 + *17.3% Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED (機動戦士ガンダムSEED)
(2011) 21,814 → (2012) 20,881 - **4.3% Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon (境界線上のホライゾン)
(2006) 45,367 → (2008) 42,690 - **5.9% Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ)

Sunrise is not immune to sequel drops, no matter how much you want them to be.

Dec 9, 2014 11:36 PM by Ejc

Lol that gif sure looks good for $50 million dollars lmfao XD denial is all I can say.
Ghibli's new stuff is gonna be ccg and I'm sure $100 million still won't make it have better animation than ef paradise since they're gonna steal 95% of it and have people like you defend them cause they want to be in the sophisticated anime viewer club.

Cool article, now where's the one where he says TV, media and his own works sucks and need to be thrown away all together and everyone should go outside? along with a lot of other hypocritical stuff XD

Generalizing anime fans is what your doing just like that dinosaur, your preconceived notions that almost all anime fans are what you believe them to be is what's wrong, you've been brainwashed by the elitist people you've been hanging out with.

Dec 9, 2014 9:03 PM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


Kind of another sign of the times. When a $50 Million adaptation of a classic culturally significant folk tale like The Tale of The Bamboo Cutter by possibly anime's most storied studio and a legend in his own right like Isao Takahata is looking to get lapped several times over in disc sales by some CGI fanservice sci-fi romp by some hot topic writer that looks thin on substance and like it cost a fraction of what Kaguya Hime did to make I think that really says a lot at where anime and it's fanbases interest is at right now at least when it comes to the sorts of things investors are going to want to see green lit.

That's just kind of what anime is about now and what Japan seems to want more of. It is what it is.

No, it's because that miyazuki alzheimic dinosaur insulted the fans and this is the result, the death of Ghibli, and he insulted them AFTER his movie came out LOLOLOL he knew his movie would flop if he said it before, a shameless and money hungry old man.
And the kaguya film is made from a bunch of criminals who stole all the money and then tries to justify this quality of animation as $50 million, disgusting they should be in jail and all the movies, except for 1 or 2, all suck anyways so nothing of value was lost.
And Ghibli is supporting the sh!tty transition to ccg, they are a bane to anime itself.



Anime fans can be extremely dumb, IMO they probably deserved it whatever he said, which last I checked was something like people involved in anime don't spend enough time interacting with real people which strikes me as demonstrably true when you see how writers THINK people interact in a lot of recent stuff. That gif also looks phenomenal, nice to see that kind of hand drawn style in animation where usually a 360 degree pan would be done in CGI now. They've been involved in exactly one CGI work ever that's actually being animated by Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, Animatrix) with production co-operation with Ghibli and it's a TV series being made after they've basically shut down much of the studio so I can hardly call them a bane to anime or one of the principal supporters of that transition considering they're the junior studio in that relationship. You want to blame someone for that I'd sooner look at the likes of the people that made Expelled from Paradise.

Interesting views you have though for sure, very MAL really.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/131872-Hayao-Miyazaki-Anime-Suffers-Because-the-Industry-is-Full-of-Otaku

Here we go. Personally I think this is an extremely fair assessment of things and people can get butthurt or offended by it all they want but I kind of agree. It's one thing to appreciate something as an art form, but it's another to fall into obsession and the kind of rhetoric and disregard for basic standards of decency and normal human interaction of the kind you see on say...oh...MAL a lot of the time. When people argue to me that's the natural state of things I can't just help but shake my head and say "maybe in your world but not in mine". I like anime, but I also like to keep my appreciation and interest in it at a healthy level and remember that there are other things that are more important in the long run and then I can still maintain at least some level of dignity while taking up the hobby of watching it.

Hopefully somebody gets what I'm trying to say here and doesn't just take this as an insult. Self-reflection and awareness is the overall idea.

Dec 9, 2014 8:23 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
BigSimo said:
why the hell are the kaguya sales so low? don't they usually hit like 50k at least? or do japanese people only care about miyazaki, rather than ghibli?


Kind of another sign of the times. When a $50 Million adaptation of a classic culturally significant folk tale like The Tale of The Bamboo Cutter by possibly anime's most storied studio and a legend in his own right like Isao Takahata is looking to get lapped several times over in disc sales by some CGI fanservice sci-fi romp by some hot topic writer that looks thin on substance and like it cost a fraction of what Kaguya Hime did to make I think that really says a lot at where anime and it's fanbases interest is at right now at least when it comes to the sorts of things investors are going to want to see green lit.

That's just kind of what anime is about now and what Japan seems to want more of. It is what it is.

No, it's because that miyazuki alzheimic dinosaur insulted the fans and this is the result, the death of Ghibli, and he insulted them AFTER his movie came out LOLOLOL he knew his movie would flop if he said it before, a shameless and money hungry old man.
And the kaguya film is made from a bunch of criminals who stole all the money and then tries to justify this quality of animation as $50 million, disgusting they should be in jail and all the movies, except for 1 or 2, all suck anyways so nothing of value was lost.
And Ghibli is supporting the sh!tty transition to ccg, they are a bane to anime itself.

Dec 9, 2014 7:08 PM by ichii_1

Moodie said:
Yohimo_asakura said:
YES, courage does well *dance*

I think SAO2 got quite a drop compared to first volume, no? Maybe just my imagination
people finally realized it was a mediocre show

Yup.



Also, Princess Kaguya is absolutely fantastic. Watch it right now (of course legally). I'll definitely add it to my Ghibli bluray collection once it releases over here.

Dec 9, 2014 6:25 PM by dankzel

I really need to watch The Tale of Princess Kaguya. And a lot of other Ghibli movies for that matter. I'm planning to over Christmas break though :)

Dec 9, 2014 6:21 PM by Ando-

BigSimo said:
why the hell are the kaguya sales so low? don't they usually hit like 50k at least? or do japanese people only care about miyazaki, rather than ghibli?


Kind of another sign of the times. When a $50 Million adaptation of a classic culturally significant folk tale like The Tale of The Bamboo Cutter by possibly anime's most storied studio and a legend in his own right like Isao Takahata is looking to get lapped several times over in disc sales by some CGI fanservice sci-fi romp by some hot topic writer that looks thin on substance and like it cost a fraction of what Kaguya Hime did to make I think that really says a lot at where anime and it's fanbases interest is at right now at least when it comes to the sorts of things investors are going to want to see green lit.

That's just kind of what anime is about now and what Japan seems to want more of. It is what it is.

Moodie said:
Yohimo_asakura said:
YES, courage does well *dance*

I think SAO2 got quite a drop compared to first volume, no? Maybe just my imagination
people finally realized it was a mediocre show


The first volume was a massive drop off of the first season too. Similar to Persona 4 another A-1 adaptation of a popular license has decayed from a 30-40K seller to under 20K. That's kind of normal though. So far the only studio I've seen to be able to shrug off that trend with second seasons is Sunrise with the likes of Seed Destiny, Code Geass, Horizon and Love Live where not only is there seemingly no decay but averages actually went up with the second season defying all logic of how these things work.

Dec 9, 2014 6:07 PM by PeacingOut

mayukachan said:
*5. 1,547 **1,547 Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu

Nice! Still waiting for subs.

Same!

Dec 9, 2014 3:35 PM by tingy

BigSimo said:
do japanese people only care about miyazaki, rather than ghibli?


Oh, is this a rhetorical question?

Dec 9, 2014 2:33 PM by JayBlue

why the hell are the kaguya sales so low? don't they usually hit like 50k at least? or do japanese people only care about miyazaki, rather than ghibli?

Dec 9, 2014 2:28 PM by simo000

Yohimo_asakura said:
YES, courage does well *dance*

I think SAO2 got quite a drop compared to first volume, no? Maybe just my imagination
people finally realized it was a mediocre show

Dec 9, 2014 2:18 PM by moodie

Paulo27 said:
Tengai said:
I guess this 'Kaguya-hime no Monogatari' is really good, huh.
I detect sarcasm but not sure, it even got several awards, for it not to even break 10k, suprising to say the least.

Stark700 said:


That should be something to look forward to.

I heard that all the copies of the BD have been sold on release day.


Looks like it, really suprised by that too.


Nah, I mean it. I really like the cover, too.

Dec 9, 2014 9:38 AM by Tengai

Yokai Watch is selling good for a kid anime. Is it really that good storywise?

Dec 9, 2014 9:34 AM by Roloko

*5. 1,547 **1,547 Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu

Nice! Still waiting for subs.

Dec 9, 2014 9:27 AM by Mayuka