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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Feb 16 - 22

by tsubasalover
Feb 24, 2015 1:17 AM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for February 16th - 22th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 12,251 12,251 Stand By Me Doraemon Deluxe Edition
*2. *9,553 *9,553 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.6
*3. *9,137 *9,137 Haikyuu!! Vol.8
*4. *8,661 *8,661 Stand By Me Doraemon Regular Edition
*5. *7,233 *7,233 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
*6. *6,830 *6,830 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Vol.3
*7. *6,105 *6,105 Gundam: G no Reconguista Vol.3 Special Limited Edition
*8. *4,193 *4,193 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.2
*9. *4,004 *4,004 Psycho-Pass 2 Vol.3
10. *2,122 *2,122 Appleseed Alpha Limited Edition
11. *1,459 *1,459 New Prince of Tennis OVA vs Genius10 Vol.3
12. *1,311 *1,311 Appleseed Alpha Regular Edition
13. *1,282 69,802 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.7 Special Limited Edition
14. *1,250 *1,250 Akame ga Kill! Vol.5
15. *1,191 *1,191 Sabagebu! Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
16. *1,070 *1,070 Ai Tenchi Muyou! Vol.2
17. **,999 **,999 Sora no Method Vol.2 Special Limited Edition
18. **,969 **,969 Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! Blu-ray BOX Vol.2 Limited Edition
(cut-off 969)


DVD
*1. 35,634 *35,634 Stand By Me Doraemon
*2. *7,862 **7,862 Haikyuu!! Vol.8
*3. *5,491 **5,491 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.6
*4. *4,637 **4,637 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.2
*5. *3,166 **3,166 New Prince of Tennis OVA vs Genius10 Vol.3
*6. *2,967 **2,967 Diamond no Ace Vol.8
*7. *1,078 **1,078 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
*8. *1,007 **1,007 Psycho-Pass 2 Vol.3
*9. **,765 ***,765 Ao Haru Ride Vol.6
10. **,738 ***,738 Appleseed Alpha Regular Edition
11. **,654 *20,433 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
12. **,627 ***,627 Gundam: G no Reconguista Vol.3
13. **,515 133,944 Kaze Tachinu
14. **,465 ***,465 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Vol.3
15. **,448 **3,456 Brothers Conflict OVA Vol.2 Limited Deluxe Edition
16. **,447 *26,821 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
17. **,412 **5,517 Gake no Ue no Ponyo HD-Remaster
18. **,386 *52,897 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.1
19. **,384 ***,384 Gundam Build Fighters Try Vol.3
20. **,376 ***,376 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-hen Vol.6
21. **,343 ***,343 Akame ga Kill! Vol.5
22. **,240 ***,240 Ganbare! Lulu Lolo 2nd Season Vol.2
(cut-off 240)


CD Single
*4. 46,730 *46,730 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 01 "Star!!" by Cinderella Project
*5. 31,398 *31,398 Kantai Collection: KanColle OP "Miiro" by AKINO from bless4
*6. 27,786 *27,786 Kantai Collection: KanColle ED "Fubuki" by Shiena Nishizawa
*8. 16,180 *16,180 Pokemon XY ED "DoriDori" by Shoko Nakagawa
11. 11,586 *11,586 Tokyo Ghoul √A ED "Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku" by Amazarashi
12. *8,941 **8,941 Cardfight!! Vanguard G ED "NEXT PHASE" by Emi Nitta
13. *8,604 *49,406 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Seven Deadly Sins" by MAN WITH A MISSION
15. *8,313 **8,313 Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD ED "Tankyuu Dreaming" by Emi Nitta
17. *7,668 **7,668 Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season ED "GENESIS" by Eir Aoi
20. *6,457 **6,457 Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD OP "MILKY A GO GO" by Milky Holmes
22. *5,604 **5,604 Pri Para OP "Realize!" by i☆Ris
30. *2,611 *12,247 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus OP/ED "Exist" and "Anya Kouro" by angela (incl. in "Exist")
25. *4,313 **4,313 Absolute Duo OP "Absolute Soul" by Konomi Suzuki
26. *3,494 **3,494 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) OP "Seishun Satsubatsu-ron" by 3-nen E-gumi Utatan
28. *3,027 **3,027 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OP "Nanairo Symphony" by Coala Mode.
32. *2,221 **2,221 Absolute Duo EDs "Believe×Believe / Apple Tea no Aji / 2/2" by Julie Sigtuna (CV: Nozomi Yamamoto) / Julie Sigtuna (CV: Nozomi Yamamoto) × Lilith Bristol (CV: Haruka Yamazaki) / Miyabi Hotaka (CV: Ayaka Imamura) × Tomoe Tachibana (CV: Ayaka Suwa)
37. *1,997 *15,009 Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season OP "&Z" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
43. *1,616 *10,097 Magic Kaito 1412 OP "Ai no Scenario" by Chico with HoneyWorks
46. *1,500 **1,500 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road ED "Eikou no Ichibyou" by MAGIC OF LiFE
47. *1,490 **1,490 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road OP Remind" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D
51. *1,316 **1,316 Pri Para ED "Just Wanna Be With You ~Virtual and Real no Hazama de~" by Prizmmy☆
56. *1,157 *88,859 "Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan" by BiBi [Eli Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Nico Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui) from μ's]
60. *1,128 *17,832 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 031 Fumika Sagisawa (Bright Blue) Fumika Sagisawa (CV: M.A.O a.k.a Mao Ichimichi)
62. *1,057 *16,340 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 032 Yuki Himekawa (Kimochi Ii yo ne Ittoushou!) by Yuki Himekawa (CV: Mako Morino)
65. **,966 *10,403 JoJo's Bizarre Advanture: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season OP "JoJo - Sono Chi no Kioku: end of THE WORLD" by JO☆STARS ~TOMMY, Coda, JIN~
68. **,947 *16,156 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 034 Kanade Hayami (Hotel Moonside) by Kanade Hayami (CV: Yuuko Iida)
70. **,937 **3,848 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ED "Orange" by 7!!
72. **,928 **4,011 Durarara!!x2 Shou ED "NEVER SAY NEVER" by THREE LIGHTS DOWN KINGS
75. **,904 *15,642 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 035 Nina Ichihara (Minna no Kimochi) by Nina Ichimiya (CV: Misaki Kuno)
76. **,894 *57,083 Nana Mizuki "Eden" (incl. Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryu no Rondo ED "Shuumatsu no Love Song" and Dog Days'' OP "No Limit")
81. **,852 **8,045 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata OP "Kimi-iro Signal" by Luna Haruna
84. **,750 *13,891 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 033 Frederica Miyamoto (Ki-Ma-Gu-Re☆Cafe au lait!) by Frederica Miyamoto (CV: Asami Takano)
87. **,717 **8,889 Yoru no Yatterman ED "Jounetsu CONTINUE" by Sphere
89. **,705 *13,792 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")
91. **,696 153,593 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
92. **,692 *29,115 Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu OP "Let Me Hear" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
93. **,686 *54,060 Stand By Me Doraemon ED "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata
94. **,682 ***,682 Kamisama Hajimemashita◎ Character Song 04 ~Chinurareta Kyoudai no Kizuna~ (Dark Side x Out Side) by Chinurareta Kyoudai (CV: Junichi Suwabe x Shinnosuke Tachibana)
95. **,677 *15,665 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season OP "Punky Funky Love" by GRANRODEO
100. *,658 ***,658 Akatsuki no Yona OP "Akatsuki no Hana" by Cyntia
(cut-off 658)


CD Album
*6. 11,076 409,165 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
26. *3,363 *60,370 MAN WITH A MISSION "5 Years 5 Wolves 5 Souls"
29. *2,979 **2,979 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Character Song CD 1 Battle Lovers Songs ~LOVE Shower!~ by Various Artists
33. *2,734 **2,734 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Character Song CD 2 Kaerura Adamasu SONGS ~Conquest!~ by Various Artists
37. *2,214 **2,214 Cyntia "WOMAN" (incl. Tenkai Knights ED "Shouri no Hanataba wo -gonna gonna be hot-" and Akatsuki no Yona OP "Akatsuki no Hana")
46. *1,681 169,460 Ikimono-gakari "FUN! FUN! FANFARE!" (incl. Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum")
49. *1,591 *10,532 Aikatsu! 2nd Season Best Album "Shining Star*" by STAR☆ANIS
52. *1,543 *16,047 Hiroyuki Sawano "BEST OF VOCAL WORKS[nZk]"
59. *1,371 *50,684 KANA-BOON "TIME" (incl. Naruto Shippuuden OP "Silhouette")
62. *1,315 **5,818 Soukyuu no Fafner Complete Best Album by angela
72. *1,095 *12,413 Sphere "sphere"
79. **,977 *18,129 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Animation Project 00 ST@RTER BEST by Cinderella Project
83. **,920 **6,664 Rolling☆Girls OP/ED "Hito ni Yasashiku" & "Tsuki no Bakugekiki" by THE ROLLING GIRLS (incl. in Theme Song Album "Hito ni Yasashiku")
90. **,870 ***,870 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vocal Best by Various Artists
97. **,825 **6,107 Aoi Yuuki "Ishmael"
(cut-off 825)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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TheNaturalPerm said:
So Haikyuu, Free and yowapeda keep selling due to massive fujoshi support or at least that's what I assume.
Is 4k for Psycho Pass considered a failure? Considering the first series' sales...maybe.
Man I sure dislike the second season.

Ghibli aside, I don't care for any of those titles and I'd never ever pay 80 bucks to see 3 episodes of some moe/pretty boyz show.
Japanese buyers be cray cray


Psycho Pass season 1 didn't particularly light it up that I recall, particularly considering it had Urobuchi script writing credits and the usual batting average such things tend to have on the Japanese market. Definitely not a huge shortfall but considering I believe the second seasons first volume actually did a little better than the first series first volume I think comparing the two isa little more complicated.

Feb 24, 2015 7:11 PM by PeacingOut

So Haikyuu, Free and yowapeda keep selling due to massive fujoshi support or at least that's what I assume.
Is 4k for Psycho Pass considered a failure? Considering the first series' sales...maybe.
Man I sure dislike the second season.

Ghibli aside, I don't care for any of those titles and I'd never ever pay 80 bucks to see 3 episodes of some moe/pretty boyz show.
Japanese buyers be cray cray

Feb 24, 2015 3:28 PM by NaturalPerm

keragamming said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


You realize the show has basically been running pretty much uninterrupted for decades (save for a one month blip back in 2005 when the original core staff cast finally decided to call it a career) and currently has more episodes than stuff like the Simpsons to it's name. At this point all you really need to know about is that this boy scientist from the future sent a robot cat named Doraemon with 1,000's of wacky gadgets it can pull from it's pocket back in time to improve the life and standing of his great great grandfather or something like that and hijinks ensue as Doraemon continually gets side tracked from this goal for literal IRL decades. If that sounds like your fancy than go for it.


That sounds like a pretty dumb series. Atleast how you describe it.


Well it's a series that started in the very early 1970's aimed at very young Japanese children as it's target audience which used to be the only audience anime producers even considered targeting for a second until stuff like Yamato and Gundam came along and forced producers to reconsider the business model they had been so assured of as the only feasible one and that there might indeed be room for expanding anime/manga's demographic appeals to account for young adults. It's also one of the best selling and well recognized franchises and brand name worldwide to ever come out of Japan.

Anyway of course it's going to sound kind of dumb to a 19-20 year old person living in Germany, it was never intended for said demographic.

Feb 24, 2015 1:43 PM by PeacingOut

Always wanted to watch the movie Stand By Me Doraemon, will do so soon I guess. My friend told me she cried when she watched it on the plane ride back from Taiwan. I used to read and watch a lot of Doraemon when I was younger (though not really read I guess, just flipping through the pages and looking at the pictures). I hear Nobita goes through some character development and isn't annoying and selfish the whole time so I can see why the movie might be touching and different from the TV show.

Sekai no Owari doing great.

Feb 24, 2015 1:39 PM by tingy

keragamming said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


You realize the show has basically been running pretty much uninterrupted for decades (save for a one month blip back in 2005 when the original core staff cast finally decided to call it a career) and currently has more episodes than stuff like the Simpsons to it's name. At this point all you really need to know about is that this boy scientist from the future sent a robot cat named Doraemon with 1,000's of wacky gadgets it can pull from it's pocket back in time to improve the life and standing of his great great grandfather or something like that and hijinks ensue as Doraemon continually gets side tracked from this goal for literal IRL decades. If that sounds like your fancy than go for it.


That sounds like a pretty dumb series. Atleast how you describe it.


All of those ultra super long runners like Sazae-san, Anpanman, and Doraemon can be picked up for the most part without watching the earlier episodes. So if you want to watch the others just go for it.

Feb 24, 2015 1:06 PM by Hoppy

Kaioshin_Sama said:
NotJizzyHitler said:
wonder if i should give the doremon movie a shot even if i havent seen any of the show nor really plan to


You realize the show has basically been running pretty much uninterrupted for decades (save for a one month blip back in 2005 when the original core staff cast finally decided to call it a career) and currently has more episodes than stuff like the Simpsons to it's name. At this point all you really need to know about is that this boy scientist from the future sent a robot cat named Doraemon with 1,000's of wacky gadgets it can pull from it's pocket back in time to improve the life and standing of his great great grandfather or something like that and hijinks ensue as Doraemon continually gets side tracked from this goal for literal IRL decades. If that sounds like your fancy than go for it.


That sounds like a pretty dumb series. Atleast how you describe it.

Feb 24, 2015 12:43 PM by keragamming

yaaas two sports anime dominating the top 3 of BDs and then 5 sports anime topping DVDs!

i'm gonna check out the doraemon movie if i can find it

Feb 24, 2015 12:21 PM by Mayuka

NotJizzyHitler said:
wonder if i should give the doremon movie a shot even if i havent seen any of the show nor really plan to


You realize the show has basically been running pretty much uninterrupted for decades (save for a one month blip back in 2005 when the original core staff cast finally decided to call it a career) and currently has more episodes than stuff like the Simpsons to it's name. At this point all you really need to know about is that this boy scientist from the future sent a robot cat named Doraemon with 1,000's of wacky gadgets it can pull from it's pocket back in time to improve the life and standing of his great great grandfather or something like that and hijinks ensue as Doraemon continually gets side tracked from this goal for literal IRL decades. If that sounds like your fancy than go for it.

Feb 24, 2015 12:19 PM by PeacingOut

wonder if i should give the doremon movie a shot even if i havent seen any of the show nor really plan to

Feb 24, 2015 11:09 AM by JizzyHitler

Agafin said:
AKG sales are depressing.


Good! The manga is way better anyways.

So um does anyone know how well Akatsuki no Yona will sell seeing how much the 2nd opening is selling is scaring me. Are there predictions or estimates out for it yet?

Feb 24, 2015 11:02 AM by Roloko

rederoin said:
Plenty of 5k-6k~ sellers ranked better than Drrr in release weeks, these bumps are normal.
S1 sold 18k on average. (29.7k for v1, 14.9k for v13)


I suppose that much is true reexamining the timeline of it. I still expect it though in any case. If I'm wrong and it's lower than so be it, it'd certainly be an unexpected change of pace. I mean I never would have thought in a million years that a show like Shirobako with almost no fanservice, no fujoshi angle and really just kind of so far off the beaten path in terms of subject matter with a publisher like Warner Bros on the label would ever evolve into a 10K title in a Fall season so clearly there's still room for surprises and Japan's mind is at least a little more open than I gave it credit for a few months ago. Granted the new packaging for Shirobako also comes with a ton of swag so that might have something to do with it as well.

Feb 24, 2015 10:23 AM by PeacingOut

Doreamon movie owning the chart this week.

Free v6 doing decently at 10k.

Psycho-pass 2 v3 at 4k, seems like Japanese aren't buying to the new season (lol).

LL still got a bit more than 1k sale in how many weeks now? 70k for v7 is around the corner
#Niconiconi

Akame ga Kill doing at around 1.6k for DVD BD combined. Seems about right. Japanese still has some taste after all.

All that is to do is to hope that DRRR get at least a 6k sale average.

Feb 24, 2015 9:47 AM by bunny1ov3r

Good for Doraemon, I guess.

Surprised that Cardfight of all things went pretty high on the CD list.

Feb 24, 2015 9:44 AM by malvarez1

This ranking is interesting, I'm surprised to see the OVA of YuruYuri in fifth place!

Feb 24, 2015 9:38 AM by terrablu2003

Standard slow week

75. **,904 *15,642 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Master 035 Nina Ichihara (Minna no Kimochi) by Nina Ichimiya (CV: Misaki Kuno)

Over 15k, thank the heavens

Feb 24, 2015 9:16 AM by Hoppy

Plenty of 5k-6k~ sellers ranked better than Drrr in release weeks, these bumps are normal.
S1 sold 18k on average. (29.7k for v1, 14.9k for v13)

Feb 24, 2015 9:05 AM by rederoin

Also I don't think Durarara is going to drop quite as badly as some people think and set some sort of record. I'm predicting something like 6-8K as per the usual Aniplex published title bare minimum. Considering it's really taking off on release day (it's funny how their titles always seem to get these minor bumps whenever they need them the most in order to almost always end up with that 6-8K minimum and Japan is starting to comment on this a bit too lately) and how storefront heavy fujoshi sales tend to be though it might end up on the high end of that if not higher. Will have to wait and see how it looks over the next few days as lately Oricon daily averages tell the tale much better than the increasingly useless Stalker model, but I expect both it and Shigatsu get at least 1.5 their stalker productions bare minimum. I'll probably be about the only one not surprised if this is indeed the case.

Currently thinking something like 6.2K for Durarara and 8.3K for Shigatsu volume 1 on account of the event ticket. While I'm at it I'm going to predict Saenai Heroine which is also an Aniplex published title at roughly 6.2K for Vol 1 as well for the week after.

Feb 24, 2015 8:49 AM by PeacingOut

AKG sales are depressing.

Feb 24, 2015 8:28 AM by Agafin

ToG25thBaam said:
G_Spark233 said:
Agree. It's really sad that every time this day of the week comes by and I have nothing to comment on at all.


Yeah well it feels like I've been making the same comments for a while too. Oh this Aniplex show sold at least 7K as expected. Oh what are you people so happy about with this? For me it's like I just don't really understand the rush some people get off of seeing certain numbers because very rarely does anything interesting happen and IMO it has so little to do with the shows themselves. The only really interesting thing to happen sales wise of late was Shirobako somehow exploding into this 10K hit seemingly out of nowhere. Since that happened I've realized they've changed the packaging but that can't be all of it. Then again it's not like all that much has changed in terms of how that show goes about it's business so it's almost like people are just suddenly paying attention maybe.

Anyway as a result of the anime fandom in Japan just being so deadlocked on certain types of shows (ones with heavy fujoshi, moe or historical influences) and especially lately certain publishers (Aniplex, Pony Canyon immediately come to mind as routine) when it comes to what will sell there's almost nothing to comment on most weeks other than that factor. What gets me is how so many people still haven't noticed this trend and think it's all the shows themselves carrying it and getting all happy about it. Every so often you get a trend buster like a Shirobako or maybe a Bandai Visual or Toho title catches on and does better, but not particularly often.

Moodie said:
ppl are really upset that their fav anime doesnt sell well

well im glad MY fav anime are selling well lol


No, actually read what people are saying people. The person clearly said that he feels he has little to comment on most weeks because the results are for the most part kind of typical the vast majority of the time. I offered that Shirobako was an interesting anomaly being neither published by the usual suspects or really following the formula of typical best selling media in Japan.

There's no "hurr get taste" about it or any dumb factors like that. Please don't shit up these threads with this sort of inanity and trying to par the conversation down to levels of fanboyism.

ToG25thBaam said:
Progeusz said:
There's only one way - get some taste.
It's alright, I am satisfied with One Piece topping the sales chart every year. At least I got dat manga taste eh.


Manga is a bit of a different beast in that it's generally seen as more socially acceptable and mainstream in Japan and thus you have different kinds of titles written for different types of demographics that anime rarely targets anymore because there's actually a market for them as far as manga goes. Anime meanwhile has chosen a premium model for itself that arguably even most anime fans themselves who watch or stream anime aren't particularly interested in besides the hard cores of certain genres, fetishes or franchises who will buy three copies, watch one, keep one in a collectors box and have one to loan to friends. Meanwhile with manga you can get that purchase from that kid stopping by the corner store with his allowance looking for something to entertain himself just as easily as you can get that purchase by that salaryman who will read his weekly on the train to work and then leave it there for the next person to read that you'll practically never get with anime outside of something like Gundam Unicorn or the odd Ghibli film just because it's so expensive and only highly devoted kinds of otaku will even buy. This is why you see manga sales in the millions and 7 digits while you usually see anime says in the thousands and 4 digits.

Anyway thanks for giving me something different to talk about and consider. It's nice to see someone without just a typical one liner or dumb comment like "Git taste" or telling people to stop complaining without even beginning to understand what it is they are actually even talking about around these parts. IMO maybe some people should take up more manga like yourself because they can clearly use the exercise in reading comprehension hahahaha.

Feb 24, 2015 8:24 AM by PeacingOut

The new Milky Holmes season is a success :)
Can't wait for the movie :)

15. *8,313 **8,313 Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD ED "Tankyuu Dreaming" by Emi Nitta
20. *6,457 **6,457 Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD OP "MILKY A GO GO" by Milky Holmes

Feb 24, 2015 8:10 AM by ichii_1