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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Mar 2 - 8

by tsubasalover
Mar 10, 2015 2:07 AM | 103 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for March 2nd - 8th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 26,399 26,399 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Tsukimonogatari" Vol.2 Yotsugi Doll Part 2 Limited Edition
*2. 12,094 12,094 Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Blu-ray BOX
*3. *5,482 *5,482 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition
*4. *4,947 *4,947 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*5. *2,083 29,272 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Tsukimonogatari" Vol.1 Yotsugi Doll Part 1 Limited Edition
*6. *1,490 *1,490 Rail Wars! Vol.6
*7. *1,277 12,097 Stand By Me Doraemon Regular Edition
*8. *1,222 15,136 Sword Art Online II Vol.5 Limited Edition
*9. *1,172 *8,520 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Vol.1 Limited Edition
10. *1,161 *1,161 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.6
11. *1,007 11,388 Shirobako Vol.3 Limited Edition
12. **,920 15,030 Stand By Me Doraemon Deluxe Edition
13. **,827 *8,920 Hyouka Blu-ray BOX
14. **,824 **,824 Kamisama Hajimemashita◎ Vol.1
15. **,664 *5,633 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.3 Limited Edition
16. **,617 *7,900 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Yokohama Souran-hen" Vol.1 Limited Edition
17. **,607 *8,163 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.1
18. **,528 **,528 Happiness Charge Precure! Vol.2
(cut-off 528)


DVD
*1. 6,953 54,733 Stand By Me Doraemon Limited Edition
*2. 3,333 *3,333 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Tsukimonogatari" Vol.2 Yotsugi Doll Part 2 Limited Edition
*3. 1,110 *1,110 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition
*4. 1,041 *1,041 One Piece 17th Season "Dressrosa" Vol.9
*5. *,939 **,939 Naruto: Shippuuden "Ninkai Taisen - Dai 7-han Futatabi" Vol.3
*6. *,664 **,664 Pri Para Vol.6
*7. *,536 *3,032 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Vol.1 Limited Edition
*8. *,465 *3,300 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.2 Limited Edition
*9. *,440 **,440 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.6
10. *,437 27,698 Tonari no Totoro
11. *,428 *2,985 Durarara!!x2 Shou Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. *,417 **,417 Kamisama Hajimemashita◎ Vol.1
13. *,389 *9,719 Haikyuu!! Vol.8
14. *,363 *3,255 Sword Art Online II Vol.5 Limited Edition
15. *,340 53,586 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.1
16. *,327 *3,486 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder Vol.2 Limited Edition
17. *,292 **,292 Rail Wars! Vol.6
18. *,291 *5,967 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.2
19. *,290 **,290 Happiness Charge Precure! Vol.9
20. *,289 *2,653 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.6
21. *,273 **,273 Happiness Charge Precure! Vol.10
22. *,272 21,197 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
23. *,257 *2,244 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei "Yokohama Souran-hen" Vol.1 Limited Edition
(cut-off 257)


CD Single
13. *8,068 *8,068 Dog Days'' ED "Stay With Me" by Yui Horie
18. *5,019 46,636 Kantai Collection: KanColle OP "Mi-iro" by AKINO from bless4
19. *4,952 43,209 Kantai Collection: KanColle ED "Fubuki" by Shiena Nishizawa
22. *4,147 *4,147 Go! Princess Precure OP/ED Theme Song Single (Miracle GO! Princess Precure / Dreaming☆Princess Precure) by Karin Isobe / Rie Kitagawa
24. *3,558 22,718 Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes ED "360°" by miwa
28. *2,476 55,143 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 01 "Star!!" by Cinderella Project
29. *2,438 *2,438 Nanatsu no Taizai ED "Season" by Alisa Takigawa
31. *2,175 *2,175 Tokyo Ghoul √A OP "Munou" by österreich
32. *2,109 *2,109 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 ED "Kiseki no YES (TEA PUNCH CHOICE)" by ZEN THE HOLLYWOOD
33. *2,030 *2,030 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 ED "Seishun HAS COME (ECSTASY LEMONADE CHOICE)" by ZEN THE HOLYWOOD
34. *2,011 55,511 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Seven Deadly Sins" by MAN WITH A MISSION
36. *1,670 16,167 Tokyo Ghoul √A ED "Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku" by Amazarashi
37. *1,633 *1,633 Gundam Build Fighters Try ED "Mayomayo Compass wa Iranai" by StylipS
42. *1,357 *6,067 Koufuku Graffiti ED "Egao ni Naru" by Ryou Machiko (CV: Rina Satou) & Kirin Morino (CV: Asuka Oogame)
44. *1,323 *1,323 Nanatsu no Taizai Vocal Collection Meliodas vs. Gilthunder (Kanpai!! / Righteous Thunder) by Meliodas (CV: Yuki Kaji) / Gilthunder (CV: Mamoru Miyano)
48. *1,230 *4,746 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin ED "Hoshikuzu no Sunadokei" by Takatori Hattori Presents Gundam The Origin featuring yu-yu
68. **,913 *6,412 Shirobako OP/ED "Takarabako -TREASURE BOX-" by Masami Okui & "Platinum Jet" by Doughnut◎Quintet
71. **,874 14,615 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus OP/ED "Exist" and "Anya Kouro" by angela (incl. in "Exist")
72. **,869 *5,708 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) OP "Seishun Satsubatsu-ron" by 3-nen E-gumi Utatan
75. **,837 12,083 Magic Kaito 1412 OP "Ai no Scenario" by Chico with HoneyWorks
81. **,800 17,089 Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season OP "&Z" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
82. **,795 10,026 Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season ED "GENESIS" by Eir Aoi
83. **,789 *4,411 Aikatsu! 3rd Season IN "Beautiful Song (Taruto Tatan)" by AIKATSU☆STARS!
84. **,785 *2,852 Death Parade OP "Flyers" by BRADIO
87. **,767 90,577 "Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan" by BiBi [Eli Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Nico Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui) from μ's]
88. **,751 19,732 Pokemon XY ED "DoriDori" by Shoko Nakagawa
91. **,688 *4,673 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Character Song Duet Series Vol.10 (RIVAL & BROTHER) by Taiga Kagami (CV: Yuuki Ono), Tatsuya Himuro (CV: Kishou Taniyama)
93. **,675 *4,904 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OP "Nanairo Symphony" by Coala Mode.
96. **,660 *6,299 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! OP "Zettai Muteki☆Fallin' LOVE☆" by Chikyuu Bouei-bu
99. **,646 *3,922 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Character Song Duet Series Vol.10 (Different Minds) by Tetsuya Kuroko (CV: Kensho Ono), Atsushi Murasakibara (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)
(cut-off 646)


CD Album
*3. 25,124 *25,124 LiSA "Launcher" (incl. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "Rising Hope" and Sword Art Online II EDs "No More Time Machine" and "Shirushi")
19. *6,057 **6,057 Pile "Jewel Vox" (incl. Tenkai Knights ED "Densetsu no Flare")
20. *5,915 423,348 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
23. *4,702 *24,733 Leo Ieiri "20" (incl. Dragon Ball Kai (2014) ED "Junjou")
31. *3,827 *20,911 Goose house "Milk"
32. *3,517 **3,517 Konomi Suzuki "18 -Colorful Gift-" (incl. No Game No Life OP "This Game", Madan no Ou to Vanadis OP "Ginsen no Kaze", and Absolute Duo OP "Absolute Soul")
41. *2,991 *24,501 Sonar Pocket "Sonapoke-ism 5 ~Egao no Riyuu.~" (incl. World Trigger OP "Girigiri")
68. *1,546 **8,943 Last Note. "Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku"
70. *1,495 **1,495 Hanae "Joukyou Shouko" (incl. Kamisama Hajimemashita ◎ OP & ED "Kamisama no Kamisama" and "Ototo Oide")
73. *1,465 *64,091 MAN WITH A MISSION "5 Years 5 Wolves 5 Souls"
87. *1,218 172,132 Ikimono-gakari "FUN! FUN! FANFARE!" (incl. Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum")
95. *1,017 *15,261 Kantai Collection: KanColle Original Sound Track "Akatsuki" by Soundtrack
(cut-off 1,017)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Japan's shit taste prevails, if Kodomo No Jikan or Ro Kyu Bu were still airing I'm sure both of them would still surpass Death Parade.

Apr 5, 2015 3:00 AM by OppaiTaisho

Digimon is coming back :D

Mar 13, 2015 7:35 AM by Tengai

Smetsys said:

Would Saekano's sales be enough to give it a good chance for getting a second season if they wanted to?


This volume is cheaper than later ones will be so I'd hold judgement until we see how well they do. Averages are more important than volume 1 sales, after all.

That said, every adaptation of a Fujimi Fantasia Bunko series that has sold more than this in vol 1 week 1 has gone on to get a sequel. So it's certainly got a chance.

Mar 12, 2015 2:34 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Never check these things so I'm not really sure what would be considered "good sales".

Would Saekano's sales be enough to give it a good chance for getting a second season if they wanted to?

Mar 11, 2015 11:23 PM by Vongola

bigivelfhq said:

The budget, schedule and resources for the series is already all planned(When a series gets green-lit is because it is everything fixed. The most interesting case is Evangelion, that had budget problems when the series was mega popular).
The production is already defined and will not change, unless if for some odd reason there is an injection of money(or other thing) late in the game(production) or if the series is more than 1 year, something that I don't believe given that others Digimon series were normally only around 50 episodes(1 year).

Any profit received that is not for production goes to Toei company, but normally it isn't counted as capital to spend in the current year. So we will not see the effect of that, if there is any effect at all, this year.
Companies each year/semester/trimester refresh their financial situation, normally it is yearly, because it is less risky.

If I had any authority about the capital a company as to spend, I would try stabilize the money available to spend each year as much as possible. Other way the risk of things going awry is that much bigger.
Of course that if the company has a huge increase of profits, that should be mapped as well in the money available.

Last information about Toei available capital is 2,867,000,000 yens that is 23.6 Million dollars(23,600,000$).


Ah, so that's how it works. Alright, thanks a bunch for the detailed explanation.

In which case, because Digimon Adventure's new Bluray sales were so high, that probably helps to stabilize the situation quite a bit. Think they might do a box for 02 as well, since the first was so successful? It seems like an obvious way to ease the financial situation.

Or is 02 not as well received in Japan as Adventure is?

Mar 11, 2015 11:08 PM by Kiniest

Kiniest said:
Alright, so, theoretically, the successful Bluray sales for Digimon will increase tri's budget.

In which case, we'd be talking about a $3-4 million bonus? Would this add much to the series, or would a budget increase do little to help the quality of the animation?

If not, what does the money go to? Other Toei shows? Building more merchandise?


The budget, schedule and resources for the series is already all planned(When a series gets green-lit is because it is everything fixed. The most interesting case is Evangelion, that had budget problems when the series was mega popular).
The production is already defined and will not change, unless if for some odd reason there is an injection of money(or other thing) late in the game(production) or if the series is more than 1 year, something that I don't believe given that others Digimon series were normally only around 50 episodes(1 year).

Any profit received that is not for production goes to Toei company, but normally it isn't counted as capital to spend in the current year. So we will not see the effect of that, if there is any effect at all, this year.
Companies each year/semester/trimester refresh their financial situation, normally it is yearly, because it is less risky.

If I had any authority about the capital a company as to spend, I would try stabilize the money available to spend each year as much as possible. Other way the risk of things going awry is that much bigger.
Of course that if the company has a huge increase of profits, that should be mapped as well in the money available.

Last information about Toei available capital is 2,867,000,000 yens that is 23.6 Million dollars(23,600,000$).

Mar 11, 2015 9:43 PM by bigivelfhq

Alright, so, theoretically, the successful Bluray sales for Digimon will increase tri's budget.

In which case, we'd be talking about a $3-4 million bonus? Would this add much to the series, or would a budget increase do little to help the quality of the animation?

If not, what does the money go to? Other Toei shows? Building more merchandise?

Mar 11, 2015 9:10 PM by Kiniest

zensunni said:
I'm really glad to see Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaching 10K in sales for volume 1.


It has already hit 10k sales (8,520 BD + 3,032 DVD = 11,552) this week. You shouldn't ignore the DVD sales, like many on MAL do. I recall last week someone claiming Drrr x2 Vol.1 sold 3k, when in fact it was closer to 6k if they actually looked at the DVD sales too.

TFO1013 said:
tsubasalover said:
Blu-ray
*3. *5,482 *5,482 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition

DVD
*3. 1,110 *1,110 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition


How the Hell is this number 3 in both categories? It's god awful.


Wow, I guess you think everyone has the same opinion as you do? Well I hope it isn't too shocking for you that most people in Japan buy anime if pretty much all these factors are satisfied:

● they enjoy it (anime is a form of entertainment medium after all)
● it is rewatchable (anime is very expensive in Japan, so typically Japanese fans buy 2~3 series every season)
● it has a good balance of artwork, animation, music (OP/ED/OST), character interaction, story, seiyuu performance, etc (need to actually look at the whole package rather than a limited view as some in the West do... e.g. only use story as an indication of quality)

Optional factors:
● it has a good bonus bundled and therefore the price doesn't really matter
● the fan is a collector

Since people are actually spending BIG money here on this type of hobby, so your opinion doesn't really matter at all unless you also import anime from Japan? You can bash the anime you don't like all you want, but it won't change the success or failure of the said anime in Japan.

Mar 11, 2015 5:52 PM by Ejc

TFO1013 said:
tsubasalover said:
Blu-ray
*3. *5,482 *5,482 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition

DVD
*3. 1,110 *1,110 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition


How the Hell is this number 3 in both categories? It's god awful.
*opinions?

Mar 11, 2015 11:10 AM by LoneWizzy

tsubasalover said:
Blu-ray
*3. *5,482 *5,482 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition

DVD
*3. 1,110 *1,110 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.1 Limited Edition


How the Hell is this number 3 in both categories? It's god awful.

Mar 11, 2015 11:06 AM by TFO1013

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Oregairu
Sword art
Seirei Tsukai no blade dance
Amagi Brilliant Park
Mahouka koukou no rettosei


GO GO GO..i want Season 2 <3

Mar 11, 2015 8:18 AM by dSsD_Mihawk

Agafin said:
I was talking about both seasons. It sells really little compared to anime whose manga have similar popularity (like Haikyuu or KnB).

Hm, quite funny since both HQ and KnB are made by I.G Port while TG is made by Pierrot. Both the former were adapted decently with decent budget while the latter is basically 140+ chapters of content cramped into 2-cour, even going its own original route while having all sorts of things done wrong. If only there will be a TG Brotherhood announcement by other capable studio later on, I'm pretty sure the BD sales will be pretty similar or even higher than the two series.

Mar 11, 2015 7:08 AM by EasyGo-er

I'm really glad to see Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaching 10K in sales for volume 1. I am looking forward to being able to buy it here in the US...

Mar 11, 2015 6:52 AM by zensunni

moonnya said:
Imagine if Sekai is still active in MAL , this discussion would be much better LOL
#neverforget

LordPerucho said:
ChairForceOne said:

There is no bias behind it. If you think Bieber has outsold Michael Jackson you shouldn't be outdoors.


He did like 3 years ago....
http://www.mtv.com/news/1660299/justin-bieber-never-say-never-box-office/

But again it doesnt mean Bieber was more talented than MJ...
yeah,and planes are faster than ox-carts...Can i use this fact in any argument to prove anything?The answer is big NO,cause world is changing and 8 years old girls have credit cards now....

Mar 11, 2015 5:44 AM by LoneWizzy

Im glad that Monogatari Series is 1st one, raelly nice :)

Mar 11, 2015 5:28 AM by krzysiuu

DarthVantos said:
TheNaturalPerm said:
Kamisama Hajimemashita flopped hard huh. 800 for a first volume seems quite abysmal.


This the trend for Shoujo animes, they are flopping extremely hard in sales for the past 2 years. Don't know why studios want to lose money making them.


Manga name recognition.

Mar 11, 2015 12:10 AM by ChairForceOne

TheNaturalPerm said:
Kamisama Hajimemashita flopped hard huh. 800 for a first volume seems quite abysmal.


This the trend for Shoujo animes, they are flopping extremely hard in sales for the past 2 years. Don't know why studios want to lose money making them.

Mar 10, 2015 11:51 PM by DarthVantos

Glad that the Digimon Blu-ray sold so well.

Mar 10, 2015 5:28 PM by malvarez1

Blu-ray
11. *1,007 11,388 Shirobako

Still holding, YES!

And Haikyuu!! as well :3 not bad

Mar 10, 2015 3:04 PM by -Panda_Hero-

tsubasalover said:
13. *8,068 *8,068 Dog Days'' ED "Stay With Me" by Yui Horie

Go Hocchan!

Mar 10, 2015 1:30 PM by Sury