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Japan's Yearly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for 2015 (First Half)

by tsubasalover
Jun 17, 2015 7:33 AM | 31 Comments
Here are the Blu-ray & CD sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2015. (December 8, 2014 - June 7, 2015)

Blu-ray
*1. 70,194 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.7 Special Limited Edition
*2. 61,253 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1
*3. 55,147 Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise Limited Edition
*4. 37,829 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) Blu-ray BOX Vol.1 Limited Edition
*5. 30,371 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Tsukimonogatari" Vol.1 Yotsugi Doll Part 1 Limited Edition
*6. 29,807 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Tsukimonogatari" Vol.2 Yotsugi Doll Part 2 Limited Edition
*7. 24,386 Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight's Dream Limited Edition
*8. 19,948 Kantai Collection Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. 19,344 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune Limited Edition
10. 19,158 Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.1 Limited Edition
11. 16,877 Stand By Me Doraemon Deluxe Edition
12. 16,649 Sword Art Online II Vol.3 Limited Edition
13. 16,407 Stand By Me Doraemon Regular Edition
14. 16,172 Sword Art Online II Vol.4 Limited Edition
15. 16,149 Sword Art Online II Vol.5 Limited Edition
16. 15,630 Shirobako Vol.1 Limited Edition
17. 15,573 Sword Art Online II Vol.6 Limited Edition
18. 15,291 Sword Art Online II Vol.7 Limited Edition
19. 15,203 Kantai Collection Vol.2 Limited Edition
20. 14,945 Shirobako Vol.2 Limited Edition
21. 14,601 Shirobako Vol.3 Limited Edition
22. 14,391 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.1 Limited Edition
23. 14,309 Shirobako Vol.4 Limited Edition
24. 14,104 Sword Art Online II Vol.8 Limited Edition
25. 14,066 Kantai Collection Vol.3 Limited Edition
(cut-off 14,066)


DVD
*1. 79,031 Stand By Me Doraemon Limited Edition
*2. 22,703 Omoide no Marnie
*3. 19,069 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1
*4. 17,709 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.2
*5. 17,102 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.1
*6. 15,718 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
*7. 15,534 Tonari no Totoro
*8. 13,637 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.1
*9. 11,575 Kuroko no Basket Fan Disc: Hikari Sasu Basho e
10. 11,567 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.4
11. 10,331 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.2
12. 10,089 Haikyuu!! Vol.8
13. *9,705 Haikyuu!! Vol.9
14. *9,343 Haikyuu!! Vol.6
15. *9,090 Majo no Takkyuubin
16. *8,976 Haikyuu!! Vol.7
17. *8,410 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.7
18. *8,197 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune
19. *6,999 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.1
20. *6,847 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.5
21. *6,735 Kaze Tachinu
22. *6,677 Free!: Eternal Summer Vol.6
(cut-off 6,677)


CD Single
15. 197,271 Kekkai Sensen OP "Hello,world!" by Bump of Chicken (incl. in "Hello,world! / Colony")
32. 104,610 Fairy Tail (2014) OP "Break Out!" by V6 (incl. in "Timeless")
33. *94,404 "Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan" by BiBi [Eli Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Nico Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui) from μ's]
42. *64,234 The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Animation Project 01 "Star!!" by Cinderella Project
45. *62,092 Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Seven Deadly Sins" by MAN WITH A MISSION
46. *61,778 Kekkai Sensen ED "Sugar Song to Bitter Step" by Unison Square Garden
48. *60,564 Nana Mizuki "Eden" (incl. Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo ED "Shuumatsu no Love Song" and Dog Days'' OP "No Limit")
52. *58,064 Kantai Collection: KanColle OP "Mi-iro" by AKINO from bless4
54. *57,433 Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F ED "'Z' no Chikai" by Momoiro Clover Z
56. *56,348 Arslan Senki (TV) OP "Boku no Kotoba de wa nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" by UVERworld
58. *55,173 Kantai Collection: KanColle ED "Fubuki" by Shiena Nishizawa
64. *51,032 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions ED "Maji Love Revolutions" by ST☆RISH
67. *49,498 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid OP "Angel Blossom" by Nana Mizuki
75. *45,631 World Trigger OP "Ashita no Hikari" by AAA
76. *45,468 Diamond no Ace: Second Season OP "HEROES" by Glay (incl. in "HEROES / Mibetsu Agirl Summer / Tsuzure Ori~so far and yet so close~")
77. *44,619 Sword Art Online II EDs "Shirushi/No More Time Machine" by LiSA (incl. in "Shirushi")
78. *44,467 "Mi wa μ'sic no Mi" by μ's
86. *39,730 Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers ED "Oh! Rival" by Porno Graffitti
91. *36,092 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions OP "Shine" by Mamoru Miyano
93. *35,274 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 23: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari - Saboten Daisuugeki ED "OLA!!" by Yuzu
96. *34,084 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)]
97. *33,714 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Animation Project 08 GOIN'!!! by CINDERELLA PROJECT
99. *33,424 Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu OP "Let Me Hear" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
100. 33,351 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions Cross Unit Idol Song Masato Hijirikawa, Tokiya Ichinose (ORIGINAL RESONANCE) by Masato Hijirikawa (CV: Kenichi Suzumura) & Tokiya Ichinose (CV: Mamoru Miyano)
(cut-off 33,351)


CD Album
*4. 460,154 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
*5. 355,268 Bakemono no Ko ED "Starting Over" by Mr.Children (incl. in "REFLECTION")
13. 180,238 Ikimono-gakari "FUN! FUN! FANFARE!" (incl. Nanatsu no Taizai OP "Netsujou no Spectrum")
22. *97,312 Love Live! μ's Best Album Best Live! Collection II by μ's
28. *72,032 MAN WITH A MISSION "5 Years 5 Wolves 5 Souls"
30. *70,801 miwa "ONENESS" (incl. Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes ED "360°")
39. *58,030 KANA-BOON "TIME" (incl. Naruto Shippuuden OP "Silhouette")
54. *46,003 "ClariS ~SINGLE BEST 1st~"
61. *39,801 T.M.Revolution "Ten" (incl. Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers OP & ED "Tsukiyabureru -Time to SMASH!" & "Thread of fate")
63. *39,546 LiSA "Launcher" (incl. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "Rising Hope" and Sword Art Online II EDs "No More Time Machine" and "Shirushi")
67. *35,526 Leo Ieiri "20" (incl. Dragon Ball Kai (2014) ED "Junjou")
78. *29,892 Ling Tosite Sigure "Best of Tornado" (incl. Psycho-Pass OP "abnormalize" and Psycho-Pass 2 OP "Enigmatic Feeling")
82. *28,252 Sonar Pocket "Sonapoke-ism 5 ~Egao no Riyuu.~" (incl. World Trigger OP "Girigiri")
83. *28,114 The iDOLM@STER Master Artist 3 02 Hibiki Ganaha (CV: Manami Numakura)
84. *27,911 Goose house "Milk"
85. *27,379 The iDOLM@STER Master Artist 3 03 Makoto Kikuchi (CV: Hiromi Hirata)
86. *27,357 The iDOLM@STER Master Artist 3 01 Haruka Manami (CV: Eriko Nakamura)
(cut-off 27,357)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Despite that SAO has a very poor quality of animation, it sells very well. Season 3 coming soon.
I love shirobako Season 2 coming soon.

Jun 19, 2015 9:12 AM by Seky

TheNaturalPerm said:
The japanese birthrate is inversely proportional to Love Live sales.

tsubasalover said:

*3. 55,147 Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise Limited Edition


How did Angela's Ballsack sell this much?


LOL.....that's sad, man.

Jun 19, 2015 2:52 AM by Tengai

Love Live world domination

Jun 17, 2015 7:20 PM by Jerkhov

Incase some missed this in the weekly BD thread, here are the Anime Series sales for the 1st half-year as released by Oricon Youtaiju:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1395549

Sales period covered: (2014/12/08~2015/06/07)

Key: Rank / Total sales / Anime Series Title

Note: Total sales means all sales of all volumes that charted within the Top 300 BD and Top 300 DVD for any week in between the sales period of 2014/12/08~2014/06/07. Also note that some series had many new volumes released in this period compared to other series. Example is SAO II vs Love Live! 2nd Season, which had 6 new volumes released vs just 1 for Love Live 2nd Season.

Anime Series
**3 120,464 Sword Art Online II
**4 112,475 STAND BY ME Doraemon
**5 *98,151 Love Live! 2nd Season
**6 *92,418 Haikyuu!!
**7 *92,234 SHIROBAKO
**8 *89,383 Free! -Eternal Summer-
**9 *80,322 Gundam THE ORIGIN
*10 *69,223 Tsukimonogatari
[Top 11~30 in spoiler]


As people will also notice, the CD Single/Album list is cut-off at rank 100 for both... so there is a lot of releases missing from here. The good thing is that the full Top 200 Singles/Top 300 Albums list on Wednesday covers all sales that Oricon counts, so there is no dispute on what their actual Oricon sales are. I have linked the thread I posted back on Sunday June 14 for those interested in CD sales.

Key: Rank / Half-Yearly Sales / Cumulative Sales (if released before 2014/12/08) / Release Date / CD Title and Artist

Singles TOP150
Skipping what Oricon has already covered...

*25 *33,203 ***,*** 15/03/25 THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls ED "-LEGNE Adanasu Tsurugi Hikari no Shirabe" (-LEGNE- 仇なす剣 光の旋律) by Rosenburg Engel
*26 *31,651 ***,*** 15/03/18 THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Insert Song "Memories" by LOVE LAIKA
*27 *31,286 ***,*** 15/02/25 Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Uchuu Eiyuuki Theme Song "360°" by miwa
*28 *30,245 ***,*** 15/04/29 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Revolutions Idol Song MIKAZE Ai (美風藍) by MIKAZE Ai(AOI Shota) (美風藍(蒼井翔太))
*29 *28,985 ***,*** 15/04/15 THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls ED "ØωØver!!" by *(Asterisk)
*30 *28,381 ***,*** 15/04/01 THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls ED "Happy×2 Days" by CANDY ISLAND
*31 *27,494 ***,*** 15/05/08 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Revolutions Cross Unit Idol Song JINGUUJI Ren/KURUSU Shou/AIJIMA Cecil (神宮寺レン・来栖翔・愛島セシル) by JINGUUJI Ren(SUWABE Junichi),KURUSU Shou(SHIMONO Hiro),AIJIMA Cecil(TORIUMI Kousuke) (神宮寺レン(諏訪部順一),来栖翔(下野紘),愛島セシル(鳥海浩輔))
*32 *27,442 ***,*** 14/12/24 Anone Love me Do (あのね Love me Do) by TAMURA Yukari (田村ゆかり)
*33 *27,213 ***,*** 15/04/22 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Revolutions Cross Unit Idol Song ITTOKI Otoya/SHINOMIYA Natsuki (一十木音也・四ノ宮那月) by ITTOKI Otoya(TERASHIMA Takuma),SHINOMIYA Natsuki(TANIYAMA Kisho) (一十木音也(寺島拓篤),四ノ宮那月(谷山紀章))
*34 *26,419 ***,*** 15/04/08 THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls ED "LET'S GO HAPPY!!" by Dekoration (凸レーション)

The rest of the Top 150 Singles here: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1394532

Albums TOP70
Skipping what Oricon has already covered...

**7 *23,562 ***,*** 15/03/25 KanColle Character Song "KanColle Kan Musume Osamu Uta (-艦これ- 艦娘乃歌) Vol.1"
**8 *22,258 ***,*** 15/04/08 "Fantasic Funfair" by MIMORI Suzuko (三森すずこ)
**9 *22,151 122,228 13/01/09 Love Live! "Best Live! collection" by μ's
*10 *21,364 ***,*** 15/04/15 Noitamina (ノイタミナ) FAN BEST
*11 *20,733 ***,*** 15/01/21 THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 00 ST@RTER BEST by CINDERELLA PROJECT
*12 *20,555 ***,*** 14/12/10 "Polyomino" (ポリオミノ), contains Grisaia no Kajitsu ED "Rainy Veil" by yanaginagi (やなぎなぎ)
*13 *19,068 ***,*** 15/01/28 Gekijouban Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio DC Theme Song "Rock on." by Nano (ナノ)
*14 *19,043 ***,*** 15/01/07 "World End no Niwa" (ワールドエンドの庭) by HORIE Yui (堀江由衣)
*15 *18,747 ***,*** 14/12/10 "Masochistic Over Beat" by MASOCHISTIC ONO BAND
*16 *18,592 ***,*** 15/03/25 "Strawberry JAM" by OGURA Yui (小倉唯)

The rest of the Top 70 Albums here: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1394532

Note: This is what 2ch and the rest of the Japanese sales community define what is Anime-related or not, so the incredibly mainstream artists are in most cases not included. Also, anime seiyuu are an important part of anime projects, which is why they also include these in the criteria.

Jun 17, 2015 3:24 PM by Ejc

MAGiC_DREAMBOX said:

Special mention for Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas's Let Me Hear, rare to see metal OPs/EDs and it was a cracker of a song.


Fuck Yeah, it did surprisingly well with all the OPs out there.

Jun 17, 2015 12:48 PM by DatRandomDude

If Shirobako will get 2nd season , maybe they should show real conditions of making anime ?

Jun 17, 2015 12:29 PM by Orionite_

Xenocrisi said:
xcess090 said:


Awesome! Please announce season 2 already!

Ummh...i am pretty sure that they announced it already for january 2016...

No second season announcement has been made, as far as I know.

Jun 17, 2015 11:52 AM by Samii

Great to see "Tsukimonogatari" placing at 5 & 6 respectively. SAO and Shirobako sells look decent too. Hope to see these titles in the second half too.

Jun 17, 2015 11:50 AM by Vindstot

xcess090 said:
tsubasalover said:
Here are the Blu-ray & CD sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2015. (December 8, 2014 - June 7, 2015)

20. 14,945 Shirobako Vol.2 Limited Edition
21. 14,601 Shirobako Vol.3 Limited Edition
23. 14,309 Shirobako Vol.4 Limited Edition


Awesome! Please announce season 2 already!

Ummh...i am pretty sure that they announced it already for january 2016...

Jun 17, 2015 11:33 AM by Xenocrisi

Dank sales.

Jun 17, 2015 11:25 AM by dankzel

Glad to see SAO II and Expelled From Paradise are doing so well.

I know Expelled From Paradise ended Well but there is still more than can be explored within that series so i am hoping with the successful Sale numbers they might do additional Movies or maybe a full TV Series.

Speaking of SAO II ..it may have sold more but the plot was far better executed than the first SAO...I am pretty confident we will get a Third Season but i think it will wait until The Underworld arc is finished which will still take a while.

Jun 17, 2015 11:22 AM by -ShadowClaw-

SAO2 and Expelled from Paradise both get nice sales. Its so cool!

Jun 17, 2015 10:58 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Kekkai Sensen's OP will hit 200k sales next week (well this week I think).

Jun 17, 2015 10:20 AM by Yehart

How does anything "deserve" certain sales? It's all just market forces at work really.

Jun 17, 2015 10:18 AM by PeacingOut

I am truly happy about Shirobako, it was one of the best anime from last year, if not the best.

Jun 17, 2015 10:06 AM by alpha_shadow

Lollo36 said:
The best show gets the best sales.

I'll also join the "Shirobako Season 2!?" bandwagon.

Count me in too!

tsubasalover said:
15. 197,271 Kekkai Sensen OP "Hello,world!" by Bump of Chicken (incl. in "Hello,world! / Colony")

Really happy about this too. My favorite OP this season actually.

Jun 17, 2015 9:46 AM by Samii

Love Live at the very top. Nice. I hope Monogatari shows results like this at the end of the year too.

> 15. 197,271 Kekkai Sensen OP "Hello,world!" by Bump of Chicken (incl. in "Hello,world! / Colony")
HELL YES

Jun 17, 2015 9:41 AM by Stark700

So good to see the likes of SAO II, KanColle, Yamato 2199 and Expelled From Paradise sell incredibly well. All deserved, still haven't got around to watching anything Love Live at the moment, probably because iDOLM@STER and Aikatsu fill my idol needs.

On the music front too many to pick from. Fab to see Nana Mizuki's Eden, Shiena Nishizawas Fubuki, LiSA twin SAO EDs and AKINO's Miiro sell well to name but 4.

Special mention for Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas's Let Me Hear, rare to see metal OPs/EDs and it was a cracker of a song.

Jun 17, 2015 9:32 AM by VulgarLife

c'mon Persona 3 you can at least beat Fate

Jun 17, 2015 9:16 AM by FireEmblemIke24

The best show gets the best sales.

I'll also join the "Shirobako Season 2!?" bandwagon.

Jun 17, 2015 9:05 AM by Lollo36