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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Apr 13 - 19

by tsubasalover
Apr 21, 2015 1:51 AM | 54 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for April 13th - 19th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 6,422 *6,422 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Vol.5
*2. 3,922 *3,922 Psycho-Pass 2 Vol.5
*3. 3,386 *3,386 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.4
*4. 2,397 *2,397 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Vol.2
*5. 1,183 *1,183 Akame ga Kill! Vol.7
*6. 1,139 *1,139 Rolling☆Girls Vol.2
*7. 1,136 *1,136 Houkago no Pleiades Limited Edition
*8. *,559 *6,377 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.3
*9. *,494 **,494 Etotama Vol.1
10. *,418 12,543 Shirobako Vol.4 Limited Edition
11. *,373 36,467 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) Blu-ray BOX Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. *,355 12,152 Omoide no Marnie
13. *,350 **,350 Denki-gai no Honya-san Vol.5
14. *,339 *6,353 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
15. *,329 **,329 Garo: Honoo no Kokuin Vol.3
16. *,275 23,501 Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight's Dream Limited Edition
(cut-off 275)


DVD
*1. 3,553 *3,553 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Vol.2
*2. 3,247 *3,247 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.4
*3. 1,303 71,916 Stand By Me Doraemon Limited Edition
*4. *,924 **,924 Psycho-Pass 2 Vol.5
*5. *,866 19,157 Omoide no Marnie
*6. *,602 15,669 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.2
*7. *,528 31,051 Tonari no Totoro
*8. *,461 **,461 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Vol.5
*9. *,368 **,368 Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-hen Vol.8
10. *,333 **,333 Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika Vol.1 "Muchimuchi Kikkou-hen"
11. *,321 15,749 Majo no Takkyuubin
12. *,312 **,312 Akame ga Kill! Vol.7
13. *,290 *4,669 Gudetama Anime
14. *,242 23,738 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
15. *,199 **,199 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Vol.10
16. *,194 *9,232 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
17. *,192 14,264 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
18. *,185 *4,252 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.7
19. *,183 *4,312 Kamiusagi Rope: Warau Asa ni wa Fuku Kitaru tte Maji ssuka!? Vol.6
20. *,178 *2,727 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) Vol.1 Limited Edition
21. *,169 *7,198 Gake no Ue no Ponyo
(cut-off 169)


CD Single
*3. 28,814 28,814 Uta no☆ Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions OP "Shine" by Mamoru Miyano
*5. 24,882 24,882 Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers ED "Oh! Rival" by Porno Graffitti
*6. 24,735 24,735 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 23: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari - Saboten Daisuugeki ED "OLA!!" by Yuzu
*7. 19,871 19,871 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 06 "ΦωΦver!!" by * (Asterisk) [Miku Maekawa (CV: Natsumi Takamori) x Riina Tada (CV: Ruriko Aoki)]
12. *8,676 41,081 Uta no☆ Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions ED "Maji Love Revolutions" by ST☆RISH
19. *3,621 *3,621 Prince of Tennis Character Song "Empty Sky" by Kuranosuke Shiraishi (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya)
20. *3,568 21,720 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 05 LET’s GO HAPPY!! by 凸-lation [Rika Jougasaki (CV: Nozomi Yamamoto) x Kirari Moroboshi (CV: Rei Matsuzaki) x Miria Akagi (CV: Tomoyo Kurosawa)]
26. *2,071 24,390 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 04 Happyx2 Days by CANDY ISLAND [Anzu Futaba (CV: Hiromi Igarashi) x Kanako Mimura (CV: Yuka Ootsubo) x Chieri Ogata (CV: Naomi Oozora)]
28. *1,699 *6,897 Pankis! 2-jigen ED "Coffee ga Nomemasen" by M!LK
34. *1,419 29,817 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 03 -LEGNE- Adanasu Tsurugi Hikari no Senritsu by Rosenburg Engel [Ranko Kanzaki (CV: Maaya Uchida)]
42. *1,193 28,587 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 02 Memories by LOVE LAIKA [Minami Nitta (CV: Aya Suzaki) x Anastasia (CV: Sumire Uesaka)]
48. **,920 14,714 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid ED "Pleasure treasure" by Yukari Tamura (incl. in "Sukidatte Ienakute")
49. **,912 **,912 High School DxD BorN OP "BLESS YoUr NAME" by ChouCho
53. **,880 *4,418 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season OP "ZERO" by Kensho Ono
67. **,670 62,069 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 01 "Star!!" by Cinderella Project
72. **,623 53,592 Kantai Collection: KanColle ED "Fubuki" by Shiena Nishizawa
73. **,608 29,568 Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes ED "360°" by miwa
77. **,584 56,558 Kantai Collection: KanColle OP "Mi-iro" by AKINO from bless4
89. **,430 *1,925 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season ED "Ambivalence" by SCREEN mode
90. **,425 *9,415 Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika ED "Karappo Capsule" by Maaya Uchida
(cut-off 425)


CD Album
*4. 31,537 *31,537 ClariS "ClariS ~SINGLE BEST 1st~"
*6. 11,087 *11,087 "noitaminA FAN BEST" by Various Artists
*7. *7,938 *58,193 miwa "ONENESS" (incl. Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes ED "360°")
20. *2,618 448,878 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
28. *1,979 **1,979 Gundam: G no Reconguista OST by Yugo Kanno
31. *1,900 *19,951 Suzuko Mimori "Fantasic Funfair"
32. *1,883 **1,883 Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD Insert Songs Album "Treasure Disc" by Milky Holmes
40. *1,356 **6,573 Nisekoi BEST SONGS by Various Artists
57. **,944 *11,681 "J-Anisong Kamikyoku Matsuri ~Happiness~" by DJ Katsu
67. **,837 **7,115 "J-Anisong Kamikyoku Matsuri ~Matome~" by DJ Katsu
75. **,771 *21,514 Kantai Collection: KanColle Character Song "KanMusu no Uta" Vol.1 by Various Artists
82. **,716 ***,716 Yun*chi "Ani*Yun ~anime song cover~"
92. **,662 115,601 Love Live! "μ's Best Album Best Live! collection" by μ's
93. **,658 *15,678 OLDCODEX "pledge" (incl. Q Transformers: Kaette Kita Convoy no Nazo OP "physical")
(cut-off 658)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Binan S2!!!!

Apr 25, 2015 4:06 AM by Hiryu12

tsubasalover said:

Blu-ray
10. *,418 12,543 Shirobako Vol.4 Limited Edition


It's so awesome to see this!!

Apr 23, 2015 12:22 AM by xcess090

tsubasalover said:

Blu-ray
*1. 6,422 *6,422 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Vol.5
*2. 3,922 *3,922 Psycho-Pass 2 Vol.5
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*6. 1,139 *1,139 Rolling☆Girls Vol.2
*7. 1,136 *1,136 Houkago no Pleiades Limited Edition
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11. *,373 36,467 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) Blu-ray BOX Vol.1 Limited Edition

This pleases me.

Apr 22, 2015 12:35 PM by SuiNoByakko

Nothing interesting this week. Well, still good for yuyuyu

*4. 31,537 *31,537 ClariS "ClariS ~SINGLE BEST 1st~"

and claris doing well. I loved this album :)

Apr 22, 2015 8:54 AM by Yohimo_asakura

tsubasalover said:
*1. 6,422 *6,422 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Vol.5


Yes! I have hopes for season 2. <3

Apr 21, 2015 7:32 PM by Chobitslover98

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Also the G4U costs 9,698 while the anime costs 5,494 yen. This is not a case of them being similarly priced, it's a different overall package in a different market set by a different publisher than the anime disc. Anime discs typically do not sell for this kind of money unless they are part of a special package, but premium collectors edition video game packages do indeed.


I also thought of the price differential here. It seems it is actually the G4U game plus the anime discs, because it would truly be just a bonus if it was the same price as the standalone BDs. But it doesn't matter, as it seems this is their magic formula to sell more discs than they would've, because the CD sales are really indicative of how much smaller the fanbase of Cinderella Girls is compared to the original Idolmaster.

We can compare this to Love Live! and the 2nd Season, which did not go this route. The BD volumes are exactly the same price as normal 2ep ones (Vol.1 only had 1 ep, so it is discounted as normal), with the bonuses tacked on. They did not go and make standalone discs with an event ticket bundled, and then made a higher priced package with the PS Vita games plus the anime BD volume. I would expect it to have sold even higher had this occurred, since it seems the PS Vita game market differs from the anime buying fanbase.

We can see this in the difference in sales for the PS Vita game CD single (which is at 40K), vs all the other singles (which are at 60K~100K). Clearly singles not associated with the anime or the mobile game end up tanking, which makes it highly likely the the upcoming single on Apr 22 will only be able to do around 40K or so. Hopefully I am wrong about that, but trends seem to suggest this.

Apr 21, 2015 7:05 PM by Ejc

Hoppy said:
Paulo27 said:
What does releasing it earlier have to do with them thinking it won't sell? It's a bad move to release it so soon though.


You can't gauge if an anime is worth buying in 2 episodes. The bare minimum for 1 cour anime is 3 episodes with 5-6 being the limit (if you aren't confident in buying an anime within 6 episodes, you may want to not buy it).
My question still stands, why would they release it earlier anyway? "Our anime won't sell, might as well make it sell even less", I doubt that was their reasoning, there's obviously some other reason.

Apr 21, 2015 4:39 PM by Paulo27

Paulo27 said:
Yvese said:
That's one of the dumbest things anyone could do in the industry so bravo to the production committee I guess. I mean why even fund the project if you're essentially telling viewers that you're not confident it could sell? Shame really.. I enjoyed the first two eps and I think it had potential to at least average 2-3k.
What does releasing it earlier have to do with them thinking it won't sell? It's a bad move to release it so soon though.


You can't gauge if an anime is worth buying in 2 episodes. The bare minimum for 1 cour anime is 3 episodes with 5-6 being the limit (if you aren't confident in buying an anime within 6 episodes, you may want to not buy it).

Apr 21, 2015 4:30 PM by Hoppy

Yvese said:
belatkuro said:
It actually went on sale before episode 2 aired and the BD contains both episodes.
That's one of the dumbest things anyone could do in the industry so bravo to the production committee I guess. I mean why even fund the project if you're essentially telling viewers that you're not confident it could sell? Shame really.. I enjoyed the first two eps and I think it had potential to at least average 2-3k.
What does releasing it earlier have to do with them thinking it won't sell? It's a bad move to release it so soon though.

Apr 21, 2015 4:09 PM by Paulo27

Hoppy said:
Yvese said:
That's one of the dumbest things anyone could do in the industry so bravo to the production committee I guess. I mean why even fund the project if you're essentially telling viewers that you're not confident it could sell? Shame really.. I enjoyed the first two eps :(


The production committee needs to be fired, they didn't even give the anime a fighting chance.
Agreed. I'll continue to enjoy the show but it sucks knowing this early that it already bombed.

Apr 21, 2015 3:57 PM by Yvese

>*1. 6,422 *6,422 Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Vol.5

All is well with the world.

Apr 21, 2015 3:54 PM by Okashi

Yvese said:
belatkuro said:
It actually went on sale before episode 2 aired and the BD contains both episodes.
That's one of the dumbest things anyone could do in the industry so bravo to the production committee I guess. I mean why even fund the project if you're essentially telling viewers that you're not confident it could sell? Shame really.. I enjoyed the first two eps :(


The production committee needs to be fired, they didn't even give the anime a fighting chance.

Apr 21, 2015 3:53 PM by Hoppy

Yay for YuYuYu <3 i need another season o3o

Apr 21, 2015 3:53 PM by quietsnowfall

belatkuro said:
Yvese said:
Wait why did Etotama release so early? Ep 3 hasn't even aired yet so the show just pretty much suicided sales-wise.

How odd.
It actually went on sale before episode 2 aired and the BD contains both episodes.
That's one of the dumbest things anyone could do in the industry so bravo to the production committee I guess. I mean why even fund the project if you're essentially telling viewers that you're not confident it could sell? Shame really.. I enjoyed the first two eps and I think it had potential to at least average 2-3k.

Apr 21, 2015 3:51 PM by Yvese

Nachtwandler_21 said:
tsubasalover said:

49. **,912 **,912 High School DxD BorN OP "BLESS YoUr NAME" by ChouCho


What the hell? Are you sure there's no mistake here? Even if franchise popularity dropped it's to low


Is that really right? It's not my favorite Choucho song but less than 1000?!

Apr 21, 2015 3:17 PM by Hahalollawl

Nice, both UBW and P3: MKD are selling well

Apr 21, 2015 12:24 PM by Comic_Sans

Kuruba said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


If you want to go out and ask every single individual person why they bought it or conduct some sort of exit survey at storefront you might have something to work on, but other than that again when something is classified as a game, released by a video game publisher, has the Playstation logo on it and is categorized as a game then it's a game. I think that simple fact trumps pure speculation and spin does it not?



I think it helps but it isn't the main reason.
I bet the G4U sales will be much lower than Imas 2011 because cinderella girls don't have a strong fanbase as 765 pro but it will be compensated by BD/DVD higher sales.


Well it's your personal belief and reasoning versus the franchise creator/publisher and retailers categorization.


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Apr 21, 2015 10:43 AM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Kuruba said:


This just a game on taking photo, if you think that's why people bought it, i don't care. Sales are recorded ( Oricon+Famitsu) FACT.

巻数   初動      累計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 3,915(1,549) 4,772(*,***) 11.10.27 ※G4U版初動 **,***枚、合計 *6,321枚
02巻 5,375(1,420) 6,207(*,***) 11.11.23 ※G4U版累計 16,069枚、合計 23,696枚
03巻 5,132(1,314) 6,513(*,***) 11.12.29 ※G4U版累計 26,453枚、合計 34,280枚
04巻 5,703(1,357) 6,732(*,***) 12.01.26 ※G4U版累計 22,433枚、合計 30,522枚
05巻 7,159(1,895) 8,684(2,527) 12.02.23 ※G4U版累計 20,030枚、合計 31,241枚
06巻 5,834(1,353) 6,453(*,***) 12.03.29 ※G4U版累計 20,181枚、合計 27,987枚
07巻 5,602(1,271) 6,819(*,***) 12.04.26 ※G4U版累計 19,834枚、合計 27,924枚
08巻 5,723(1,277) 6,876(*,***) 12.05.24 ※G4U版累計 19,133枚、合計 27,286枚
09巻 6,769(1,479) 7,530(*,***) 12.06.28 ※G4U版累計 17,849枚、合計 26,858枚


If you want to go out and ask every single individual person why they bought it or conduct some sort of exit survey at storefront you might have something to work on, but other than that again when something is classified as a game, released by a video game publisher, has the Playstation logo on it and is categorized as a game then it's a game. I think that simple fact trumps pure speculation and spin does it not?



I think it helps but it isn't the main reason.
I bet the G4U sales will be much lower than Imas 2011 because cinderella girls don't have a strong fanbase as 765 pro but it will be compensated by BD/DVD higher sales.

Apr 21, 2015 10:40 AM by Kuruba

Kuruba said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
I feel like you're overestimating the video game that focus just on taking pictures, I won't deny that this help, it doesn't even seem like the price will be that much higher with the game there either, it'll obviously help some people who were thinking wether or not they should buy it but it's not like it'll bring in people who never buy BDs or were not interested just because the game is there.


This just a game on taking photo, if you think that's why people bought it, i don't care. Sales are recorded ( Oricon+Famitsu) FACT.

巻数   初動      累計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 3,915(1,549) 4,772(*,***) 11.10.27 ※G4U版初動 **,***枚、合計 *6,321枚
02巻 5,375(1,420) 6,207(*,***) 11.11.23 ※G4U版累計 16,069枚、合計 23,696枚
03巻 5,132(1,314) 6,513(*,***) 11.12.29 ※G4U版累計 26,453枚、合計 34,280枚
04巻 5,703(1,357) 6,732(*,***) 12.01.26 ※G4U版累計 22,433枚、合計 30,522枚
05巻 7,159(1,895) 8,684(2,527) 12.02.23 ※G4U版累計 20,030枚、合計 31,241枚
06巻 5,834(1,353) 6,453(*,***) 12.03.29 ※G4U版累計 20,181枚、合計 27,987枚
07巻 5,602(1,271) 6,819(*,***) 12.04.26 ※G4U版累計 19,834枚、合計 27,924枚
08巻 5,723(1,277) 6,876(*,***) 12.05.24 ※G4U版累計 19,133枚、合計 27,286枚
09巻 6,769(1,479) 7,530(*,***) 12.06.28 ※G4U版累計 17,849枚、合計 26,858枚


If you want to go out and ask every single individual person why they bought it or conduct some sort of exit survey at storefront you might have something to work on, but other than that again when something is classified as a game, released by a video game publisher, has the Playstation logo on it and is categorized as a game then it's a game. I think that simple fact trumps pure speculation and spin does it not?

Also the G4U costs 9,698 while the anime costs 5,494 yen. This is not a case of them being similarly priced, it's a different overall package in a different market set by a different publisher than the anime disc. Anime discs typically do not sell for this kind of money unless they are part of a special package, but premium collectors edition video game packages do indeed.

Anyway I don't know why some people are fighting so hard on this point, like it's just beyond the point of arguing given the categorization and everything else. Even if people don't like the idea of a photography sim being classified as a game I'd just as soon argue that if visual novels can somehow get classified as PC Games by retailers than it is what it is. Don't argue with me, argue with the publishers in question.

Apr 21, 2015 10:34 AM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
I feel like you're overestimating the video game that focus just on taking pictures, I won't deny that this help, it doesn't even seem like the price will be that much higher with the game there either, it'll obviously help some people who were thinking wether or not they should buy it but it's not like it'll bring in people who never buy BDs or were not interested just because the game is there.


This just a game on taking photo, if you think that's why people bought it, i don't care. Sales are recorded ( Oricon+Famitsu) FACT.

巻数   初動      累計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 3,915(1,549) 4,772(*,***) 11.10.27 ※G4U版初動 **,***枚、合計 *6,321枚
02巻 5,375(1,420) 6,207(*,***) 11.11.23 ※G4U版累計 16,069枚、合計 23,696枚
03巻 5,132(1,314) 6,513(*,***) 11.12.29 ※G4U版累計 26,453枚、合計 34,280枚
04巻 5,703(1,357) 6,732(*,***) 12.01.26 ※G4U版累計 22,433枚、合計 30,522枚
05巻 7,159(1,895) 8,684(2,527) 12.02.23 ※G4U版累計 20,030枚、合計 31,241枚
06巻 5,834(1,353) 6,453(*,***) 12.03.29 ※G4U版累計 20,181枚、合計 27,987枚
07巻 5,602(1,271) 6,819(*,***) 12.04.26 ※G4U版累計 19,834枚、合計 27,924枚
08巻 5,723(1,277) 6,876(*,***) 12.05.24 ※G4U版累計 19,133枚、合計 27,286枚
09巻 6,769(1,479) 7,530(*,***) 12.06.28 ※G4U版累計 17,849枚、合計 26,858枚

Apr 21, 2015 10:30 AM by Kuruba