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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for May 11 - 17

by tsubasalover
May 19, 2015 1:43 AM | 53 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for May 11th - 17th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 6,545 *6,545 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.3 Limited Edition
*2. 2,027 *2,027 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.8 Limited Edition
*3. 1,298 58,829 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1
*4. *,963 **,963 World Trigger Vol.3
*5. *,638 **,638 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 Vol.2
*6. *,586 **,586 Etotama Vol.2
*7. *,398 *3,037 Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 1 - Kizashi
*8. *,327 13,908 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *,216 14,854 Sword Art Online II Vol.7 Limited Edition
10. *,214 *5,159 Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki Vol.1 Limited Edition
11. *,213 *8,810 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.1
12. *,206 **,982 Absolute Duo Vol.2
13. *,199 *8,382 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.2 Limited Edition
14. *,182 *7,625 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Vol.3 Limited Edition
(cut-off 182)


DVD
*1. 889 **,889 Naruto: Shippuuden "Ninkai Taisen - Uchiha Obito" Vol.2
*2. 795 76,842 Stand By Me Doraemon Limited Edition
*3. 770 **,770 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.3 Limited Edition
*4. 765 17,608 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1
*5. 461 12,573 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.1
*6. 445 **,445 World Trigger Vol.3
*7. 397 21,579 Omoide no Marnie
*8. 347 32,793 Tonari no Totoro
*9. 341 **,341 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.7 Regular Edition
10. 261 **,261 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 Vol.2
11. 227 *1,154 Cardfight!! Vanguard Movie: Neon Messiah Complete Edition
12. 207 17,134 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.2
13. 202 *5,660 Gudetama Anime
14. 193 16,725 Majo no Takkyuubin
15. 176 *1,119 One Piece 17th Season "Dressrosa" Vol.11
16. 150 *9,902 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
17. 146 **,146 Toushou Daimos Vol.4
18. 142 *3,554 Diamond no Ace Vol.9
(cut-off 142)


CD Single
*3. 25,972 *25,972 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Animation Project 08 GOIN’!!! by CINDERELLA PROJECT
*7. 16,733 *16,733 Uta no☆ Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions Idol Song Camus (Saintly Territory) by Camus (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)
*8. 15,873 *15,873 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) 2nd Season ED "ring your bell" by Kalafina
12. *9,658 **9,658 Denpa Kyoushi (TV) OP "Youthful Dreamer" by TrySail
14. *7,653 101,055 Fairy Tail (2014) OP "Break Out!" by V6 (incl. in "Timeless")
17. *6,668 *22,453 Uta no☆ Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions Cross Unit Idol Song Ren Jinguuji, Syo Kurusu, Cecil Aijima (Code:T.V.U) by Ren Jinguuji (CV: Junichi Suwabe), Syo Kurusu (CV: Hiro Shimono), Cecil Aijima (CV: Kousuke Toriumi)
18. *6,624 **6,624 Re-Kan! OP/ED "Colorful Story / Kesalan Patharan" by every♥ing! (incl. in "Colorful Story")
19. *6,201 **6,201 Show By Rock!! ED "Have a nice MUSIC!!" by Plasmagica (Eri Inagawa, Sumire Uesaka, Manami Numakura, Ayane Sakura)
21. *5,467 **5,467 Grisaia no Rakuen OP "Setsuna no Kajitsu" by Maon Kurosaki
22. *5,104 185,541 Kekkai Sensen OP "Hello,world!" by Bump of Chicken (incl. in "Hello,world! / Colony")
29. *2,856 **2,856 Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation ED "MIRAI" by GARNiDELiA
31. *2,754 *21,246 Arslan Senki (TV) ED "Lapis Lazuli" by Eir Aoi
40. *1,862 *55,441 Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F ED "'Z' no Chikai" by Momoiro Clover Z
42. *1,722 **8,357 Show By Rock!! IN "Tabimichi Yoiyoi Yumehanabi" by Tsurezure naru Ayatsuri Mugen-an [A (CV: Saori Hayami), Un (CV: Eriko Matsui), Darudayuu (CV: Megumi Han)]
45. *1,679 *26,783 Uta no☆ Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions Idol Song Ai Mikaze (Innocent Wind) by Ai Mikaze (CV: Shouta Aoi)
52. *1,375 **9,119 Show by Rock!! OP "Seishun wa Non-Stop!" by Plasmagica (Eri Inagawa, Sumire Uesaka, Manami Numakura, Ayane Sakura)
53. *1,370 *37,705 Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers ED "Oh! Rival" by Porno Graffitti
58. *1,113 *11,891 Grisaia no Rakuen ED "Tasogare no Starlight" by Yoshino Nanjou
61. *1,081 *41,930 "Mi wa μ’sic no Mi" by μ’s
62. *1,067 *47,606 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid OP "Angel Blossom" by Nana Mizuki
66. *1,033 *11,088 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka OP "Hey World" by Yuka Iguchi
72. **,947 *33,492 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 23: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari - Saboten Daisuugeki ED "OLA!!" by Yuzu
73. **,942 *33,675 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Animation Project 07 "Dekitate Evo! Revo! Generation!" by new generation [Uzuki Shimamura (CV: Ayaka Ohashi) x Rin Shibuya (CV: Ayaka Fukuhara) x Mio Honda (CV: Sayuri Hara)]
74. **,933 *21,873 Punchline OP "PUNCH LINE!" by Shokotan♥Denpa Gumi
79. **,833 **9,069 Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic OP/ED "Yumeiro Parade! / My Best Friends" by Rhodanthe*
81. **,817 **5,130 Hibike! Euphonium OP "DREAM SOLISTER" by TRUE
86. **,768 *49,247 Uta no☆ Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions ED "Maji Love Revolutions" by ST☆RISH
87. **,745 *24,788 Uta no☆ Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions Cross Unit Idol Song Otoya Ittoki / Natsuki Shinomiya (EMOTIONAL LIFE) by Otoya Ittoki (CV: Takuma Terashima) / Natsuki Shinomiya (CV: Kishou Taniyama)
90. **,699 **9,271 Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) OP "Ouka Ranman" by KEYTALK
95. **,647 **9,222 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Teikou Junior High School Single (REGAL GENERATION) by Tetsuya Kuroko (CV: Kensho Ono), Ryouta Kise (CV: Ryouhei Kimura), Shintarou Midorima (CV: Daisuke Ono), Daiki Aomine (CV: Junichi Suwabe), Atsushi Murasakibara (CV: Kenichi Suzumura), Seijuurou Akashi (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya)
99. **,614 *28,632 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Animation Project 06 "ΦωΦver!!" by * (Asterisk) [Miku Maekawa (CV: Natsumi Takamori) x Riina Tada (CV: Ruriko Aoki)
(cut-off 614)


CD Album
*2. 33,363 *33,363 T.M.Revolution "Ten" (incl. Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers OP & ED "Tsukiyabureru -Time to SMASH!" & "Thread of fate")
10. *6,783 **6,783 amazarashi "amazarashi Senbun no Ichiya Monogatari Starlight" (incl. Tokyo Ghoul √A ED "Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku")
11. *6,241 **6,241 petit milady "cheri*cheri? milady!!"
24. *1,789 **1,789 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season The anthology song 2 by Coda
32. *1,328 *68,679 miwa "ONENESS" (incl. Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes ED "360°")
34. *1,286 456,468 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
53. **,982 *44,184 ClariS "ClariS ~SINGLE BEST 1st~"
56. **,885 *19,894 "noitaminA FAN BEST" by Various Artists
69. **,716 118,981 Love Live! "μ's Best Album Best Live! collection" by μ's
72. **,694 *27,421 The iDOLM@STER Master Artist 3 02 Hibiki Ganaha (CV: Manami Numakura)
75. **,670 *26,710 The iDOLM@STER Master Artist 3 03 Makoto Kikuchi (CV: Hiromi Hirata)
76. **,663 *26,758 The iDOLM@STER Master Artist 3 01 Haruka Amami (CV: Eriko Nakamura)
90. **,584 *38,441 LiSA "Launcher" (incl. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "Rising Hope" and Sword Art Online II EDs "No More Time Machine" and "Shirushi")
(cut-off 584)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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yay Saekano doing good

May 21, 2015 1:45 AM by darksasuke96

Ejc said:
Seky said:
Seraph actually has better adaptation Kekkai Sensen. Kekkai Sensen this very summarized, so there are parts that are not understood. Are only 10 episodes and the other 2 are original. Japan does not care about good adaptation, only that the anime is entertaining. http://mangafox.me/manga/kekkai_sensen_mafuugai_kessha/


Japan looks at the whole picture when deciding whether to buy or not. They do not look at only the "story" as some in the West seem to think is the most important. Factors such as rewatchability, story, pacing, seiyuu performance, music, character interactions, character background, artwork, animation, etc. Enjoyment derives from an anime adaptation fulfilling the majority of these factors, and anime is afterall an entertainment medium. An anime adaptation will not sell if it is not enjoyable to the person who is watching it, it's as simple as that.

I doubt this is only restricted to Japan, because i'm sure many of us apply the same criteria on whether to buy a from of entertainment or not... but price seems to be more of a factor in other countries than Japan. However, as for other working people, Japanese fans do not have unlimited money to buy anime... so they typically pick 2 to 3 anime to buy every season, and have to pass on some other "weaker" anime (in their opinion) that may have fulfilled most of their buy criteria.


You not understand what I said. Seraph has better adaptation Kekkai Sensen, because Kekkai Sensen summarizes much of the original material. Not to mention the other aspects.

PS: Japan is not like us, that we fix at everything. A person living in Japan told me.

May 20, 2015 7:26 PM by Seky

Kalafina and LiSA are the best now if only Angela was in the charts. T^T

May 20, 2015 2:19 PM by Roloko

Super glad that Saenai is doing well! Such a great show :)

May 20, 2015 1:35 PM by Milky_way1886

Wow the estimates number of Kekkai Sensen is very intriguing, I hope it can reach it if it still maintains to do well in the rankings for the remaining 2-3 weeks.

May 20, 2015 6:47 AM by Sanzen

Seky said:
Seraph actually has better adaptation Kekkai Sensen. Kekkai Sensen this very summarized, so there are parts that are not understood. Are only 10 episodes and the other 2 are original. Japan does not care about good adaptation, only that the anime is entertaining. http://mangafox.me/manga/kekkai_sensen_mafuugai_kessha/


Japan looks at the whole picture when deciding whether to buy or not. They do not look at only the "story" as some in the West seem to think is the most important. Factors such as rewatchability, story, pacing, seiyuu performance, music, character interactions, character background, artwork, animation, etc. Enjoyment derives from an anime adaptation fulfilling the majority of these factors, and anime is afterall an entertainment medium. An anime adaptation will not sell if it is not enjoyable to the person who is watching it, it's as simple as that.

I doubt this is only restricted to Japan, because i'm sure many of us apply the same criteria on whether to buy a from of entertainment or not... but price seems to be more of a factor in other countries than Japan. However, as for other working people, Japanese fans do not have unlimited money to buy anime... so they typically pick 2 to 3 anime to buy every season, and have to pass on some other "weaker" anime (in their opinion) that may have fulfilled most of their buy criteria.

May 20, 2015 1:43 AM by Ejc

scytheavatar said:
LostGod said:
Why is Owari no Seraph losing? I thought there was a huge hype
And what about DxD, Kuroko and Arslan? And what the actual F Saenai on 1st place?
You guys definitely don't know what to spend money on


Seraph simply isn't that good of an adaptation, besides animation issues that pop out now and then the pace, atmosphere and voice acting of the anime is wrong. Wit Studio and the production committee made a major mistake in giving Seraph to a rookie director. Kekkai Sensen in comparison is when the highly talented Rie Matsumoto finally gets the recognition she deserves as one of the most talented young directors out there.
scytheavatar said:
LostGod said:
Why is Owari no Seraph losing? I thought there was a huge hype
And what about DxD, Kuroko and Arslan? And what the actual F Saenai on 1st place?
You guys definitely don't know what to spend money on


Seraph simply isn't that good of an adaptation, besides animation issues that pop out now and then the pace, atmosphere and voice acting of the anime is wrong. Wit Studio and the production committee made a major mistake in giving Seraph to a rookie director. Kekkai Sensen in comparison is when the highly talented Rie Matsumoto finally gets the recognition she deserves as one of the most talented young directors out there.


Seraph actually has better adaptation Kekkai Sensen. Kekkai Sensen this very summarized, so there are parts that are not understood. Are only 10 episodes and the other 2 are original. Japan does not care about good adaptation, only that the anime is entertaining. http://mangafox.me/manga/kekkai_sensen_mafuugai_kessha/

May 20, 2015 1:24 AM by Seky

r0ykun said:
So have Death Parade and Yuri Kuma Arashi been released yet, or are they selling badly and not ranking?


Death Parade will be released on June 17. Yuri Kuma Arashi was released on March 25, and sold quite poorly. Here is a summary of the current known sales as below.

Vol.1: 1,294~1,353 (BD: 1,148~1,161, DVD: 146~192)
Vol.2: *,854~*,859 (BD: 854~859, did not rank in weekly Top 300 DVDs)
Vol.3: To be released on May 27

Vol.1 DVD ranked 266, below an Idol Image DVD that ranked 264 and sold 192, but this week a new lower bound of 146 DVDs on the DVD extended list was revealed, so it is safe to say it sold at least 146 DVDs. Vol.2 dropped 34% from Vol.1, due to Vol.2 DVD not ranking... but ignoring the Vol.1 DVD, the drop is 25.61%. Vol.1 also charted 3 weeks compared to Vol.2 charting for only 2 weeks, so it would be a smaller drop if Vol.2 ranked one more week.

May 19, 2015 11:09 PM by Ejc

I drop kekkai sensen in the 2nd episode, maybe I should give it a second chance, or at least watch a couple more episode to see if it gets better.

This weeks sales looks pretty bad.

May 19, 2015 10:58 PM by keragamming

So have Death Parade and Yuri Kuma Arashi been released yet, or are they selling badly and not ranking?

And I'm happy with that Kekkai Sensen prediction. It's been very good and I hope for a sequel. But those Ore Monogatri!!, Rin-ne, Souma and Yamada-kun predictions make me so sad :(

May 19, 2015 10:25 PM by F0RMATION

LostGod said:
Why is Owari no Seraph losing? I thought there was a huge hype
And what about DxD, Kuroko and Arslan? And what the actual F Saenai on 1st place?
You guys definitely don't know what to spend money on


Seraph simply isn't that good of an adaptation, besides animation issues that pop out now and then the pace, atmosphere and voice acting of the anime is wrong. Wit Studio and the production committee made a major mistake in giving Seraph to a rookie director. Kekkai Sensen in comparison is when the highly talented Rie Matsumoto finally gets the recognition she deserves as one of the most talented young directors out there.

May 19, 2015 10:02 PM by scytheavatar

Those Saekano’s BD covers are love. I'd go and buy those BD limited editions, if I could.

Next heroine’s BD cover looks great:

Season 2 can’t come soon enough...

iDOLM@STER and Uta no Prince-sama merchandise usually sell pretty well, so no surprise there.

May 19, 2015 9:19 PM by RPG2000

^ the site use Google and Twitter to calculate the point, much better than MAL
Your argument is full of subjective. "It's shit because I don't agree with the ranking"
And when you say something is popular you need to give the detail numbers.
And when you say good score you need to screen cap the score.

May 19, 2015 4:57 PM by moonnya

moonnya said:
19k estimated for first vol is quite high, should be around 17k.
And with event ticket... should be around 13-14k average

other BD/ DVD version should get around 5k.
We have 27 days left before vol 1 release, and this anime looks like will have ~ 3 weeks extra of buying, and its stalked ~4k now. So we have ~8 weeks, each week it will get around 1k, total ~8k, and with 5k above and 4k already stalked , we will have about 17k vol 1.
What surprises me more is this show doesn't get high rating on Japan community

How much does this show score on Nico channel ?


That site is really irrelevant considering the shows in the top are completely shit. I mean even Ginatma is really low on the list, so yeah those opinions are irrelevant. Look at Pixiv and Twitter where Kekkai Sensen is really popular.

Also Nico is giving the series good scores.

May 19, 2015 3:59 PM by AquaWateria

Huh, Sidonia deserves far more!

May 19, 2015 1:39 PM by Sury

Ejc said:
Z4k said:

Woah wait a minute. 19.6k estimate for Kekkai sensen? I'm really glad its doing well but that's a really high jump.


If you are curious about how the Stalker estimates are calculated, it is by this formula:

(weekly average points) * days until release + current accumulated points

Take the Kekkai Sensen BD Amazon edition: http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/show.cgi?n=B00V7YDWSK

1,473 points in a week (from May 13 to May 19), so 1,473 / 7 for the weekly average points. There are 28 days until release, and it has currently accumulated 4,473 points.

So we have 1,473 / 7 * 28 + 4,473 = 10,365, which is pretty much the same as the 10,367 it says there.

So, the current Stalker prediction is pretty much heavily dependent on the past 7 days performance. We can take it to around late April, say April 30 and calculate what the prediction would've been, and you will see why the jump is so sharp.

379 / 7 * 47 + 1,517 = 4,062. So a jump of over 6K from April 30's prediction to May 19's prediction. It is nice to see the momentum shifts through the Stalker data and the estimates provided, but I would not take the exact predictions too seriously until maybe 1 to 2 weeks until release. Kekkai Sensen has done really well during the last 2 weeks in the rankings, but it would need to do basically the same for the last 28 days to meet the May 19 Stalker prediction, and would need to do even better until release to do higher than the current prediction.

Thanks Ejc I think I have a good idea how the estimates work now. Anyways based on your explanation, a drop in the estimates won't be surprising unless Kekkai Sensen continues to do well in the rankings for the remaining 2-3 weeks.

May 19, 2015 1:04 PM by Z4k

LostGod said:
Why is Owari no Seraph losing? I thought there was a huge hype
And what about DxD, Kuroko and Arslan? And what the actual F Saenai on 1st place?
You guys definitely don't know what to spend money on

OnS hype was only MAL probably. It's surprising that it's not doing so well since it has so many fujoshi baits.

May 19, 2015 12:33 PM by robis798

Why is Owari no Seraph losing? I thought there was a huge hype
And what about DxD, Kuroko and Arslan? And what the actual F Saenai on 1st place?
You guys definitely don't know what to spend money on

May 19, 2015 12:31 PM by LostGod

Awesome to see Absolute Duo Vol 2 nearly getting 4 digit numbers :^)
well deserved.

May 19, 2015 12:00 PM by NaturalPerm

tsubasalover said:

*1. 6,545 *6,545 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.3 Limited Edition
13. *,199 *8,382 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.2 Limited Edition

Hyped for season 2

May 19, 2015 11:43 AM by G_Spark233