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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Feb 9 - 15

by tsubasalover
Feb 17, 2015 1:55 AM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for February 9th - 15th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 5,619 **5,619 Persona 4 The Golden Animation Vol.6 Limited Edition
*2. 3,822 **3,822 Brothers Conflict OVA Vol.2 Limited Deluxe Edition
*3. 2,288 *68,520 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.7 Special Limited Edition
*4. 2,253 **2,253 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.5 Limited Edition
*5. 1,739 *26,095 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Tsukimonogatari" Vol.1 Yotsugi Doll Part 1 Limited Edition
*6. 1,037 **6,965 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.1
*7. *,656 *10,080 Shirobako Vol.2 Limited Edition
*8. *,594 ***,594 Brothers Conflict OVA Vol.2 Limited Regular Edition
*9. *,547 *52,492 Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise Limited Edition
10. *,537 **6,616 Persona 4 The Golden Animation Vol.5 Limited Edition
11. *,513 *10,902 Shirobako Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. *,337 *15,434 Sword Art Online II Vol.4 Limited Edition
13. *,252 *52,590 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.3 Special Limited Edition
14. *,248 *53,128 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.4 Special Limited Edition
15. *,246 *48,448 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
16. *,225 **3,398 Aikatsu! 1st Season Blu-ray BOX Vol.2
(cut-off 225)


DVD
*1. 3,008 **3,008 Brothers Conflict OVA Vol.2 Limited Deluxe Edition
*2. 1,256 **1,256 Persona 4 The Golden Animation Vol.6 Limited Edition
*3. *,675 ***,675 Brothers Conflict OVA Vol.2 Limited Regular Edition
*4. *,494 *26,374 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
*5. *,453 *19,779 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
*6. *,444 *52,511 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.1
*7. *,413 **5,105 Gake no Ue no Ponyo HD-Remaster
*8. *,365 **3,495 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Tsukimonogatari" Vol.1 Yotsugi Doll Part 1 Limited Edition
*9. *,351 ***,351 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.5 Limited Edition
10. *,282 *12,931 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
11. *,280 ***,280 Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu DVD-Collection Vol.2
12. *,237 **1,070 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.1
13. *,233 133,429 Kaze Tachinu
14. *,232 *15,200 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan
15. *,232 ***,232 Chou Denji Machine Voltes V Vol.2
16. *,210 ***,210 Chou Denji Robo Com Battler V Vol.3
17. *,198 **5,251 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Ringo Bouya to Minna no Negai
18. *,197 **7,551 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa HD-Remaster
(cut-off 197)


CD Single
*2. 40,802 *40,802 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Seven Deadly Sins" by MAN WITH A MISSION
*7. *9,636 **9,636 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus OP/ED "Exist" and "Anya Kouro" by angela (incl. in "Exist")
*9. *8,172 **8,172 Yoru no Yatterman ED "Jounetsu CONTINUE" by Sphere
17. *3,083 **3,083 Durarara!!x2 Shou ED "NEVER SAY NEVER" by THREE LIGHTS DOWN KINGS
18. *2,982 *13,012 Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season OP "&Z" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
19. *2,911 **2,911 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ED "Orange" by 7!!
22. *2,709 **8,481 Magic Kaito 1412 OP "Ai no Scenario" by Chico with HoneyWorks
25. *2,031 *16,704 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 031 Fumika Sagisawa (Bright Blue) Fumika Sagisawa (CV: M.A.O a.k.a Mao Ichimichi)
30. *1,876 **1,876 Diamond no Ace Character Song Series Vol.6 Chris Yuu Takigawa "SILENT SIGN" by Chris Yuu Takigawa (CV: Daisuke Namikawa)
31. *1,845 **1,845 Diamond no Ace Character Song Series Vol.7 Tetsuya Yuuki "BILLION SWINGS" by Tetsuya Yuuki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya)
34. *1,715 *15,283 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 032 Yuki Himekawa (Kimochi Ii yo ne Ittoushou!) by Yuki Himekawa (CV: Mako Morino)
35. *1,686 *15,209 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 034 Kanade Hayami (Hotel Moonside) by Kanade Hayami (CV: Yuuko Iida)
36. *1,659 *14,738 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 035 Nina Ichihara (Minna no Kimochi) by Nina Ichimiya (CV: Misaki Kuno)
37. *1,654 **1,654 Diamond no Ace Character Song Series Vol.8 Jun Isashiki "FIGHTING SPIRIT" by Jun Isashiki (CV: Yuuki Ono)
38. *1,579 *87,702 "Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan" by BiBi [Eli Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Nico Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui) from μ's]
42. *1,438 **4,378 Durarara!!x2 Shou OP "HEADHUNT" by OKAMOTO'S
46. *1,348 *13,141 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 033 Frederica Miyamoto (Ki-Ma-Gu-Re☆Cafe au lait!) by Frederica Miyamoto (CV: Asami Takano)
49. *1,322 **9,437 JoJo's Bizarre Advanture: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season OP "JoJo - Sono Chi no Kioku: end of THE WORLD" by JO☆STARS ~TOMMY, Coda, JIN~
51. *1,238 *56,189 Nana Mizuki "Eden" (incl. Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryu no Rondo ED "Shuumatsu no Love Song" and Dog Days'' OP "No Limit")
58. *1,093 *14,988 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season OP "Punky Funky Love" by GRANRODEO
60. *1,072 **7,193 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata OP "Kimi-iro Signal" by Luna Haruna
61. *1,061 *28,423 Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu OP "Let Me Hear" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
62. *1,017 **1,017 Garo: Honoo no Kokuin OP "B.B." by JAM Project
65. **,927 *12,095 Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Don't let me down" by Mariya Nishiuchi (incl. in "7 WONDERS")
67. **,903 *13,087 Koufouku Graffiti OP "Shiawase ni Tsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Houhou" by Maaya Sakamoto (incl. in "Shiawase ni Tsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Houhou/Shikisai")
70. **,884 **8,363 Detective Conan ED "Kimi e no Uso" by VALSHE
73. **,830 152,897 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
77. **,733 107,861 Youkai Watch OP "Matsuri Hayashi de Geragerapou" (incl. in "Matsuri Hayashi de Geragerapou/Hatsukoi Touge de Geragerapou")
79. **,723 **2,757 Shinmai Maou no Testament OP "Blade of Hope" by sweet ARMS
81. **,688 *67,281 "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]
82. **,685 *70,939 "Eien Friends" by Printemps [Honoka Kousaka (CV: Emi Nitta), Kotori Minami (CV: Aya Uchida), Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo) from μ's]
87. **,633 *53,374 Stand By Me Doraemon ED "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata
88. **,606 **3,822 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ED "Colorful." by Miku Sawai
92. **,569 **8,914 Juuou Mujin no Fafnir OP "FLYING FAFNIR" by TRUSTRICK
95. **,559 102,392 Youkai Watch ED "Dan Dan Dubi Zubaa!" by Dream5 + Burii Taichou
96. **,556 *19,214 Psycho-Pass Movie OP "Who What Who What" by Ling Tosite Sigure (Limited Edition)
99. **,547 **3,497 Yoru no Yatterman OP "Kyokugen Dreamer" by SCREEN mode
(cut-off 547)


CD Album
*5. 15,770 398,089 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
*7. 11,318 *11,318 Sphere "sphere"
*8. 10,666 *10,666 Dream5 "Dream5 ~5th Anniversary~ Single Collection" (incl. Tamagotchi Series Theme Songs and Youkai Watch EDs)
10. *8,941 **8,941 Aikatsu! 2nd Season Best Album "Shining Star*" by STAR☆ANIS
14. *5,282 **5,282 Aoi Yuuki "Ishmael"
17. *4,503 **4,503 Soukyu no Fafner Complete Best Album by angela
18. *3,903 **3,903 Pri Para "Idol Song♪Collection by Shion & Dorothy & Leona" by Various Artists
21. *3,461 *14,504 Hiroyuki Sawano "BEST OF VOCAL WORKS[nZk]"
24. *3,254 *57,007 MAN WITH A MISSION "5 Years 5 Wolves 5 Souls"
26. *2,323 *49,313 KANA-BOON "TIME" (incl. Naruto Shippuuden OP "Silhouette")
28. *2,219 167,779 Ikimono-gakari "FUN! FUN! FANFARE!" (incl. Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum")
44. *1,726 **9,055 fhána "Outside of Melancholy"
51. *1,383 *17,481 nano "Rock on." (incl. Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC ED "Rock on.")
67. *1,077 *28,061 Ling Tosite Sigure "Best of Tornado" (incl. Psycho-Pass OP "abnormalize" and Psycho-Pass 2 OP "Enigmatic Feeling")
71. **,979 108,456 Love Live! μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
81. **,877 **5,744 Rolling☆Girls OP/ED "Hito ni Yasashiku" & "Tsuki no Bakugekiki" by THE ROLLING GIRLS (incl. in Theme Song Album "Hito ni Yasashiku")
85. **,864 *17,152 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Animation Project 00 ST@RTER BEST by Cinderella Project
(cut-off 864)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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ChairForceOne said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.

Granted you're also talking about a show based on a massively popular RPG franchise this is down something like 350% over what it's first adaptation did only a few years back. If the production committee is satisfied with those numbers so be it I guess, but I just never understood the point of this adaptation even getting made personally. It serves no promotional purpose really for the franchise, it didn't even do all that well by it's adaptation standards, nobody really seemed to like it all that much.


Do you just not realize that every year that passes since Persona 4 comes out, interest and demand for it as a franchise gets less and less pronounced? Its been years since the game came out. You cant expect it to be as popular as it once was.

Also I wish people would stop buying Expelled From Paradise.

What happens when that ugly animation is in tv anime?


Honestly at this point I'm fully convinced that Japan will just instinctively buy anything with the Aniplex or Gen Urobuchi labels slapped onto it. They've pretty much figured out a game at this point where they can play it safe and do nothing in particular to warrant it and still have the content they carry sell extremely well. It's really put a limit on the potential of the market and is starting to look like a borderline monopoly. Like either get your ideas under their heading and play things their way or languish. As long as they are the ones promoting an idea or coming out with some particular marketing angle it just seems like fans have decided that's perfectly okay. It's a pretty bitter double standard I just see no solution to and it's only going to make anime more homogenized and streamlined in the future I fear. At most you might get a lot of the hyper stylized flashy stuff that contains little in the way of substance that seems all the rage these days.

Anyway popularizing CGI through Urobuchi and marketing is just one item on the laundry list of things they've been doing this decade that are making anime shittier and shittier. I'm more concerned how they are turning everything they touch into a cynical cash grab that thumbs it's nose at fans at the fact that it's doing this and then people support and praise such content as being masterworks for some inexplicable reason and enable them. It's just rewarding bad behavior, but the way the anime fanbase just seems so trained and complacent with the status quo I only see it getting worse.

Yohimo_asakura said:
ChairForceOne said:


Yes it is. It was slow ugly 3d models running at 10 fps on an even uglier 2d background. Sure it's fine for one movie every now and then, but a year ago it never happened. Ever since ARS Nova this cheapo 3d stuff has been getting more and more common.


The cgi used there is pretty cool compared to most cgi-based anime these days.
Ofc its getting more popular, because its much cheaper and easier to make (low quality cgi), than drawing everything by hand. And you can expect that soon every anime will be Cgi based, or Full-3dcgi, anime industry approves that.
Its not like I'm defending it, because i myself like 2d drawn anime much more than cgi, unless cgi is really cool, like in F/SN for example. Mainly because of inhuman motions of characters. To make high quality cgi costs way too much money. So simply enough, we need to get used to it.


Oh it's definitely going to happen, I just again see that as the least of the problems facing the current industry.

Moodie said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.

Granted you're also talking about a show based on a massively popular RPG franchise this is down something like 350% over what it's first adaptation did only a few years back. If the production committee is satisfied with those numbers so be it I guess, but I just never understood the point of this adaptation even getting made personally. It serves no promotional purpose really for the franchise, it didn't even do all that well by it's adaptation standards, nobody really seemed to like it all that much.
lmfao what BS is this

anime sales have increased through out the years because more otakus and openly otakus report states that 20% of japan considers them selves otakus

sales happen when anime is good

dont play conspiracy theorists


The only thing I've seen being stepped up of late is the marketing aspect and knowing how to use popular names to bait in audiences. That's why sales have increased and frankly there's more cause and evidence to make a case for a massive increase and restructuring of how anime is advertised and the types of demographics that are being targeted than there is for anime getting particular better which is an entirely subjective notion anyway. When you also consider that late night anime that play it safe with established franchises and popular names are on the rise and that anime isn't just something targeted at kids in daytime slots who don't really spend money on discs so much as merchandise and that there's been a steady increase in the number of anime being produced over the last decade or so (with dips in the post recession years of 2009 and 2010) of course you're going to see an increase in overall sales revenue. Doesn't mean the shows are universally better by any standardized (ha I kind of laugh that I even used that word) measure of quality, just that more is being made and it's being marketed with more razor efficiency. Also anime sales are still utter peanuts compared to just about every other entertainment medium in Japan. That means there's room for growth naturally, but it's still well below the kind of revenue print media, video games, music and live action content generate annually.

Other than that it's just kind of business as usual. Also none of the things you say strike me as even remotely positive or as things that should be championed. People enslaving themselves to cynical idealism is a horrible thing that is only going to bite Japan in the ass in the long run.

For the record I also don't consider myself an otaku. I take an interest in anime, but I refuse to confirm to some lifestyle and rote set of behavior and buying patterns like other people do. People can call it being hipster if they want, but that's where I prefer to draw the line and what I consider a rational approach to entertainment.

Feb 20, 2015 2:00 PM by PeacingOut

[quote=tsubasalover]22. *2,709 **8,481 Magic Kaito 1412 OP "Ai no Scenario" by Chico with HoneyWorks

51. *1,383 *17,481 nano "Rock on." (incl. Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC ED "Rock on.")

Happy to See Nano and CHiCO with HoneyWorks' Album and Single.

Feb 18, 2015 11:39 PM by aerithclode

ChairForceOne said:
Yohimo_asakura said:


I think it's a matter of preference... and its not ugly at all


Yes it is. It was slow ugly 3d models running at 10 fps on an even uglier 2d background. Sure it's fine for one movie every now and then, but a year ago it never happened. Ever since ARS Nova this cheapo 3d stuff has been getting more and more common.


The cgi used there is pretty cool compared to most cgi-based anime these days.
Ofc its getting more popular, because its much cheaper and easier to make (low quality cgi), than drawing everything by hand. And you can expect that soon every anime will be Cgi based, or Full-3dcgi, anime industry approves that.
Its not like I'm defending it, because i myself like 2d drawn anime much more than cgi, unless cgi is really cool, like in F/SN for example. Mainly because of inhuman motions of characters. To make high quality cgi costs way too much money. So simply enough, we need to get used to it.

Feb 18, 2015 1:30 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Yohimo_asakura said:
ChairForceOne said:

Also I wish people would stop buying Expelled From Paradise.

What happens when that ugly animation is in tv anime?


I think it's a matter of preference... and its not ugly at all


Yes it is. It was slow ugly 3d models running at 10 fps on an even uglier 2d background. Sure it's fine for one movie every now and then, but a year ago it never happened. Ever since ARS Nova this cheapo 3d stuff has been getting more and more common.

Feb 18, 2015 1:18 PM by ChairForceOne

ChairForceOne said:

Also I wish people would stop buying Expelled From Paradise.

What happens when that ugly animation is in tv anime?


I think it's a matter of preference... and its not ugly at all

Feb 18, 2015 1:16 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Comic_Sans said:
Yeah, I know. But most Japanese fans seem to despise this adaptation, so I really didn't expect it to do well


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.

Granted you're also talking about a show based on a massively popular RPG franchise this is down something like 350% over what it's first adaptation did only a few years back. If the production committee is satisfied with those numbers so be it I guess, but I just never understood the point of this adaptation even getting made personally. It serves no promotional purpose really for the franchise, it didn't even do all that well by it's adaptation standards, nobody really seemed to like it all that much.


Do you just not realize that every year that passes since Persona 4 comes out, interest and demand for it as a franchise gets less and less pronounced? Its been years since the game came out. You cant expect it to be as popular as it once was.

Also I wish people would stop buying Expelled From Paradise.

What happens when that ugly animation is in tv anime?

Feb 18, 2015 12:31 PM by ChairForceOne

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Comic_Sans said:
Yeah, I know. But most Japanese fans seem to despise this adaptation, so I really didn't expect it to do well


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.

Granted you're also talking about a show based on a massively popular RPG franchise this is down something like 350% over what it's first adaptation did only a few years back. If the production committee is satisfied with those numbers so be it I guess, but I just never understood the point of this adaptation even getting made personally. It serves no promotional purpose really for the franchise, it didn't even do all that well by it's adaptation standards, nobody really seemed to like it all that much.
A lot of people liked P4GTA.

The only place it gets hate is MAL.

Feb 18, 2015 12:23 PM by Dragonage2ftw

Nice seeing Shirobako selling well. Maybe PA Works should just drop the high school dramas and focus on more adult settings; they seem to do them quite well.

Love Live still going strong of course. Hopefully NISA gets the Season 2 set soon.

Feb 18, 2015 2:34 AM by Nabris

Glad to see Man with a mission's song up there. Really catchy and great. Glad to see Fafner's 'Exist' song doing well too. Underrated as hell (Anime that is).

Feb 18, 2015 12:07 AM by Tyrel

ichii_1 said:
It would be selling at least 3 times as much if it wasn't by weekly :(
*4. 2,253 **2,253 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.5 Limited Edition


lol with the animation its been sporting I doubt it what makes you think it would have better quality when they can't even make it look good with bi-weekly releases? Hell even the covers themselves have weird anatomy and I looked at the TV/Bluray comparisons they fix something minor while something like the anatomy of a characters arm/body hasn't been changed.

I never read the manga or watched neither the original or Crystal and I can tell how bad the remake is from posts I seen on tumblr and comparisons. What a writing and animation disaster.

Feb 17, 2015 8:04 PM by Roloko

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Comic_Sans said:
Yeah, I know. But most Japanese fans seem to despise this adaptation, so I really didn't expect it to do well


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.

Granted you're also talking about a show based on a massively popular RPG franchise this is down something like 350% over what it's first adaptation did only a few years back. If the production committee is satisfied with those numbers so be it I guess, but I just never understood the point of this adaptation even getting made personally. It serves no promotional purpose really for the franchise, it didn't even do all that well by it's adaptation standards, nobody really seemed to like it all that much.
lmfao what BS is this

anime sales have increased through out the years because more otakus and openly otakus report states that 20% of japan considers them selves otakus

sales happen when anime is good

dont play conspiracy theorists

Feb 17, 2015 7:35 PM by moodie

Hoppy said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.


I question the legality of that practice. If it's not, then it's a huge grey area.
Aniplex is part of Sony, a publicly traded company. Cooking books like this is not a grey area at all for them which is why I call BS on this BS.

Feb 17, 2015 4:32 PM by hpulley

81. **,877 **5,744 Rolling☆Girls OP/ED "Hito ni Yasashiku" & "Tsuki no Bakugekiki" by THE ROLLING GIRLS (incl. in Theme Song Album "Hito ni Yasashiku")


Yay, I was one of the 877 people who bought it last week :)

Feb 17, 2015 4:11 PM by Kuromii

Kaioshin_Sama said:

Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors....
Speaking of BS and conspiracy theories, can we have one actual quote made by a Japanese fan who is claiming this please???

Feb 17, 2015 4:03 PM by hpulley

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Comic_Sans said:
Yeah, I know. But most Japanese fans seem to despise this adaptation, so I really didn't expect it to do well


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.


I question the legality of that practice. If it's not, then it's a huge grey area.

Feb 17, 2015 3:06 PM by Hoppy

Comic_Sans said:
TheNaturalPerm said:


being a shitty show doesn't always equate to bad sales. unfortunately.
Yeah, I know. But most Japanese fans seem to despise this adaptation, so I really didn't expect it to do well


Honestly I swear these days I pretty much call bullshit on Aniplex sales reports. Fans in Japan find the numbers of a lot of their stuff increasingly sketchy too and how no matter what they seem to slot into this 5-8K sweet spot every single time regardless of whether people even seem to like the anime or not, which in this case they did not. Some Japanese fans have even gone so far as accusing them of buying back their own stock of releases in order to maintain a certain average and look good enough to investors.

Granted you're also talking about a show based on a massively popular RPG franchise this is down something like 350% over what it's first adaptation did only a few years back. If the production committee is satisfied with those numbers so be it I guess, but I just never understood the point of this adaptation even getting made personally. It serves no promotional purpose really for the franchise, it didn't even do all that well by it's adaptation standards, nobody really seemed to like it all that much.

Feb 17, 2015 2:58 PM by PeacingOut

tsubasalover said:
14. *5,282 **5,282 Aoi Yuuki "Ishmael"

Pretty good numbers for her first album. Way to go, Aoi-chan!

Feb 17, 2015 1:19 PM by Sury

NotJizzyHitler said:
scytheavatar said:


From what I heard, it keeps selling out so its final sales number is going to be higher than what it is currently. Think Warner Bros and PA Works is going to be pretty pissed off that they had vastly underestimated demand for it.
cant they increase the amount of BDs to sell for the later volumes


Printing takes more time than you think.

Feb 17, 2015 12:06 PM by Nachtwandler_21

"Seven Deadly Sins" single is damn solid, the OP is great but I liked the other songs more.

Feb 17, 2015 11:57 AM by Paulo27

scytheavatar said:
Papyrus said:
Is Shirobako just going to stay incredibly consistent and get a 10k average? It's selling a lot better than I expected.


From what I heard, it keeps selling out so its final sales number is going to be higher than what it is currently. Think Warner Bros and PA Works is going to be pretty pissed off that they had vastly underestimated demand for it.
cant they increase the amount of BDs to sell for the later volumes

Feb 17, 2015 10:32 AM by JizzyHitler