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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jun 15 - 21

by tsubasalover
Jun 23, 2015 2:34 AM | 137 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for June 15th - 21st

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

Blu-ray
*1. 12,171 12,171 Kekkai Sensen Vol.1
*2. *5,796 *5,796 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.4
*3. *5,683 *5,683 Hibike! Euphonium Vol.1
*4. *3,862 *3,862 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F Limited Edition
*5. *2,597 *2,597 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.6
*6. *2,260 *2,260 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Vol.4
*7. *1,059 *1,059 Rolling Girls Vol.4
*8. **,923 **,923 Death Parade Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*9. **,828 **,828 Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! Movie: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday♪
10. **,824 **,824 Yes! Precure 5 Movie: Kagami no Kuni no Miracle Daibouken!
11. **,764 **,764 Fresh Precure! Movie: Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!?
12. **,592 **,592 Re-Kan! Vol.0
13. **,568 **,568 Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD Vol.4
14. **,453 **,453 Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken Vol.2
15. **,409 *8,968 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune Regular Edition
16. **,372 62,067 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1
(cut-off 372)


DVD
*1. 4,784 *4,784 Kekkai Sensen Vol.1
*2. 3,922 *3,922 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Vol.4
*3. 3,001 *3,001 Diamond no Ace Vol.11
*4. 2,342 *2,342 Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road Vol.6
*5. *,872 **,872 Hibike! Euphonium Vol.1
*6. *,793 **,793 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.4
*7. *,714 80,482 Stand By Me Doraemon Limited Edition
*8. *,556 *9,482 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune Regular Edition
*9. *,507 11,437 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.2
10. *,454 34,875 Tonari no Totoro
11. *,335 23,367 Omoide no Marnie
12. *,317 19,754 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1
13. *,276 *2,903 Aikatsu! Movie Deluxe Edition
14. *,254 **,254 Kurumiwari Ningyou
15. *,248 **,248 Re-Kan! Vol.0
16. *,243 **,243 Sengoku Musou Vol.4 Limited Edition
17. *,241 18,188 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX 2
18. *,236 17,774 Majo no Takkyuubin
19. *,166 **,166 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Vol.12
20. *,164 *1,576 Aikatsu! Movie Regular Edition
(cut-off 164)


CD Single
*4. 32,975 *32,975 Youkai Watch ED "Youkai Taisou Daini" by Dream5
17. *4,195 *71,688 Kekkai Sensen ED "Sugar Song to Bitter Step" by Unison Square Garden
18. *4,125 **4,125 Maaya Sakamoto x Cornelius "Anata wo Tamotsu mono / Mada Ugoku" (incl. Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture OP "Anata wo Tamotsu Mono" and Ghost in the Shell (2015) ED "Mada Ugoku")
26. *2,034 *26,873 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) 2nd Season OP "Brave Shine" by Aimer
27. *2,010 *13,455 Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis OP "EXiSTENCE" by SiM (incl. in "ANGELS and DEViLS (EXiSTENCE)")
28. *1,973 *61,929 Arslan Senki (TV) OP "Boku no Kotoba de wa nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" by UVERworld
38. *1,637 *15,258 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku OP "Harumodoki" by Nagi Yanagi
39. *1,632 200,902 Kekkai Sensen OP "Hello,world!" by Bump of Chicken (incl. in "Hello,world! / Colony")
40. *1,555 *11,657 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season ED "Lantana" by OLDCODEX
42. *1,523 *49,209 World Trigger OP "Ashita no Hikari" by AAA
45. *1,251 **9,350 Grisaia no Rakuen ED "Kimi wo Sagashi ni" by Yoshino Nanjou
50. *1,202 **8,077 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku ED "Everyday World" by Yukino Yukinoshita (CV: Saori Hayami) & Yui Yuigahama (CV: Nao Touyama)
58. **,978 *18,367 Owari no Seraph OP/ED "X.U. / scaPEGoat" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
62. **,939 *35,974 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)
65. **,898 *38,071 Denpa Kyoushi (TV) ED "DREAMIN'" by Tokyo Performance Doll
67. **,881 *24,244 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Maji Love Revolutions Idol Song Reiji Kotobuki (NEVER…) by Reiji Kotobuki (CV: Showtaro Morikubo)
69. **,869 *16,892 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season OP "Memories" by GRANRODEO
72. **,837 *27,410 Nisekoi: OP "Rally Go Round" by LiSA
79. **,772 **9,362 Show By Rock!! IN "Meikyuu DESTINY / Ryuusei Dreamland" by Plasmagica (Eri Inagawa, Sumire Uesaka, Manami Numakura, Ayane Sakura)
83. **,730 *24,656 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) 2nd Season ED "ring your bell" by Kalafina
84. **,721 *26,876 Arslan Senki (TV) ED "Lapis Lazuli" by Eir Aoi
86. **,708 *45,886 "Mi wa μ'sic no Mi" by μ's
91. **,660 *50,499 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid OP "Angel Blossom" by Nana Mizuki
93. **,653 *47,282 Diamond no Ace: Second Season OP "HEROES" by Glay (incl. in "HEROES / Mibetsu Agirl Summer / Tsuzure Ori~so far and yet so close~")
(cut-off 653)


CD Album
*2. 43,701 474,268 Bakemono no Ko ED "Starting Over" by Mr.Children (incl. in "REFLECTION")
15. *5,992 111,033 Love Live! "μ's Best Album Best Live! collection II" by μ's
16. *5,267 **5,267 PriPara Music Collection by Various Artists
47. *1,462 **1,462 Kousuke Atari "Best Covers~ Natsume Yuujinchou~"
49. *1,297 **1,297 "Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.3 Arnhem no Hashi" Hime Uta Collection by Lynette Bishop (CV: Kaori Nazuka), Perrine H. Clostermann (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro) etc.
55. *1,225 124,503 Love Live! "μ's Best Album Best Live! collection" by μ's
62. *1,097 **1,097 Ghost in the Shell (2015) "Ghost in the Shell Shin Gekijouban OST" by Cornelius
65. *1,025 **1,025 Hello! Kiniro Mosaic Soundtrack "Mata, Aeta ne." by Ruka Kawada
68. **,989 *17,567 THE iDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 04 Miki Hoshii by Miki Hoshii (CV: Akiko Hasegawa)
71. **,955 462,214 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
72. **,951 *17,462 THE iDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 06 Takane Shijou by Takane Shijou (CV: Yumi Hara)
75. **,893 *16,750 THE iDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 05 Iori Minase by Iori Minase (CV: Rie Kugimiya)
78. **,864 *53,744 Kalafina THE BEST "Blue" (incl. Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue")
79. **,859 ***,859 Etotama Character Song Mini Album 3 Saikyou Produce! Mezase Etoppu☆Idol by Usa-tan (CV: Yuuka Aisaka), Uma-tan (CV: Ari Ozawa), Kii-tan (CV: Megumi Toda), Inu-tan (CV: Mariko Honda)
92. **,705 ***,705 Nintama Rantarou Soundtrack "Kinou, Kyou, Ashita ~ from Nintama with Love" by Soundtrack
(cut-off 705)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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wipe said:
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Agree with you

Jun 30, 2015 1:19 AM by Orionite_

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Jun 28, 2015 8:02 PM by wipe

Is Kekkai Sensen really that popular? It seemed kinda mediocre (awesome setting but boring characters and kinda boring plot) 1/3 into the series so i dropped it.

Jun 26, 2015 7:03 AM by arilando

Kaioshin_Sama said:

People are getting happy over Hibike Euphonium but when you consider that that's the event ticket volume and the one expected to lead the show one has to wonder if it can maintain a 5K average. It's even below Sokyuu no Fafner Vol 4's first week, a show I didn't realize people were even watching It doesn't look like it has much of a realistic chance at 10K+ right now and like it might potentially do a little weaker than Amagi Brilliant Park even or about the same. Time will tell, but pretty average looking sales potential so far over the whole series for what is seemingly the other major fan favorite this season.

Well Kyoani yesterday also announced vol.2 and vol.3 will have event ticket

Jun 26, 2015 12:55 AM by D-Joe

Well, Matsumoto Rie deserves it. Hope it gets 2nd season and adapt the manga faithfully.

tsudecimo said:

Chihyafuru had low ratings though
http://www.geocities.jp/animesityouritu/2011b.html
ちはやふる

Monster also had average TV ratings
http://www.geocities.jp/animesityouritu/2004b.html

Chihayafuru and Monster manga are popular, their anime aren't.


All late midnight anime have low ratings.
24:59 NTV ちはやふる
And no, Chihayafuru is really popular, both manga and anime. When Be-Love announces their "super important news" regarding Chihayafuru, the hype for Season 3 is quite real. Especially after Asaka Morio's comeback as director this year.

Jun 25, 2015 12:33 AM by kyuudere

MMMacross said:

If your statement, alone, is true (that is, if it were unique and absolute), I could say that "NANA", today, is more popular than "IDOLM@STER", "Love Live!" or "KanColle", we know that is not true.

Or it could be said that if they were displayed on a poster, without identifying, the picture of the main character of "Monster" alongside some of the girls from "Love Live!", more people would know the name of the character (and anime too) than of "Love Live!" or any current anime that sells well. I do not believe that to happen.


I think people who can name protagonist of Monster out number people who can name protagonist of Love Live for overall generation in Japan.Maybe number would be similar like 8% vs 12% right now.

I have heard Tokyo have very many Love Live poster but not so much anywhere else in Japan.

Also NANA vs Idol Master as a francise including manga and game
Its like DragonBall vs Sword art online in US.They have very different type of popularity before difference of generation.Even today most people know what NANA is but only a few people know what Idol Master is.
NANA is widely known to(read by) general population while don't have crazy fans who go to movie several times to collect goods but Box Office sales of live action movie manage to reach 4 billion yen(2005) which is about 8 times larger than Idol master movie.
Idol master have very limited recognition in the first place but have hard core fans,more like fans or have no clue thing. Box Office reached 500 million yen but the number is misleading because Idol Master fans goes several times for the sake of goods.
They changed Present Goods every week,it is common strategy for otaku culture.People who produce it aware of Idol Master fans who goes to Idol Master Movie would watch movie several times to get different goods.

2009 Yearly Oricon Sales Estimation ranking
You know if its ranked between One Piece and FMA or Naruto,it is not in the same league as Idol Master nor KanColle from non-ota point of view

*1, 2,057,528 One Piece vol.53
*2, 1,963,696 One Piece vol.54
*3, 1,952,551 One Piece vol.52
*4, 1,810,410 One Piece vol.55
*5, 1,505,575 NANA vol.21
*6, 1,277,733 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.23
*7, 1,271,340 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.21
*8, 1,238,354 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.22
*9. 1,222,356 Naruto vol.45
10, 1,186,478 Naruto vol.47


Anime NANA is not popular as manga,that is true still it has one of the highest viewer ratings among late-night anime
Viewer rating of NANA
6.2 5.6 5.0 4.8 6.0 5.0 3.6 4.5 5.0 4.3 3.9 4.1 4.4 5.0 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.3 6.3 5.6 5.3 5.0 4.4 4.6 4.3 5.9 4.3 4.6 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.7 4.8 5.1 4.0 5.7 4.3 5.4

Viewer rating of Idol Master is slightly better than average late-night anime
1.4 2.2 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.5 2.0 1.3 0.9 1.3 0.9 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.1 1.8 0.4 1.3 0.5 1.3 1.5 1.6 2.5

Jun 24, 2015 11:07 PM by umashikaneko

How is Kekkai Sensen manga? Is the manga better and how's Kekkai Sensen manga sales?

Oh yes, KnB , Jojo and Saenai.

Jun 24, 2015 10:32 PM by Zapredon

MMMacross said:

It is even unfair to compare animes from different eras. I've seen people comparing "Slam Dunk" with "Kuroko's Basketball", saying that the former is more popular because it sold more manga than the second. In the end it becomes a conflict of generations.


If you think the difference in popularity between Slam Dunk and Kuroko no Basket is a conflict of generations then you don't know basically nothing about Slam Dunk.
This isn't even a contest. Slam Dunk anime, manga and other things were way, but way way more popular than what Kuroko no Basket is.

Slam Dunk had such an influence in Japan, that turned a not that popular sport and turned it into mainstream(even if Basket is still far from the most popular sport in Japan). It was so important that the Japanese Basketball Association gave Inoue an award!
In its time, it had the same popularity as Dragon Ball, it was one of the pillars/Top Dogs of the magazine, and that during Shonen Jump Golden Era! Not only that, it even made the record of most copies in 1st print in a volume, the record only being broken way later by One Piece.

Its Anime was one of the 3 biggest series of Toei animation at that time: Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon and Slam Dunk, and being constantly in the top 10 TV ratings of the time. Slam Dunk Average TV rating is 15.3%, its best TV rating 21.4%
Also is the 9th Weekly Shonen Jump Franchise with best TV rating:
1st - 22.8% Dr. Slump
2nd - 22.8% Mazinger Z
3rd - 21.2% Dragon Ball
4th - 19.2% Highschool! Kimengumi
5th - 17.6% Yu Yu Hakusho
6th - 17.1% Fist of the North Star
7th - 17.0% Kochikame
8th - 15.9% Magical Taruruuto-kun
9th - 15.3% Slam Dunk
10th - 14.8% Captain Tsubasa


Kuroko no Basket has nothing of that, not even close! Not in manga nor anime popularity.

If you want to give an example of generation conflict with Slam Dunk, you better using Captain Tsubasa, a series that influenced how Football/Soccer was seen in Japan and it was the pillar of the Magazine in its time, 80s(Slam Dunk is from the 90s), and had a huge anime popularity.

Jun 24, 2015 7:51 PM by bigivelfhq

DatRandomDude said:
Man, the hate about Death Parade is pretty strong in this thread.
I would have prefered this over some of the shit stuff that sells well like KanColle but ...
yeah, it was obvious that it wouldnt happen anyway.


Totally agree, I actually loved Death Parade. Oh well, guess I'm the only one happy about Funimations future release.

Jun 24, 2015 4:37 PM by F0RMATION

umashikaneko said:

Well I agree that if you want to measure popularity,you should take a lot of factars into it.
You are talking about Popularity among anime fan(ani-ota) only?or General population of all generation?

My guess is
30-60% of total Population have ever heard of NANA or Hunter Hunter, Love Live or Monster
Less than 15% of total population have ever heard of KanColle or Idol Master


Yes, I referred to just the general population. But not in the sense that a large portion of the general population will deeply know a certain title. Perhaps only recognize the image. For example, a person may not know "NANA" or "Love Live!", but can point the finger at the image of some girls of "Love Live!" and say: "I think I saw this girl on a poster over at shopping mall or at the train station".

Here comes another factor that I forgot to mention before: "time". Unfortunately over time, many titles out of the "media spotlight", and tend to be gradually forgotten by the general public. It is obvious that anyone who is a fan will remember, but for people in general everything is transient (they live in the moment). For example, a teenager with 15 year old can remember who attended the first series "Precure" 10 years ago, but did not recognize the characters of the current season. And the same can happen in 10 years with a child who is now watching "Go! Princess Precure".

Another factor linked to "time" is the "exposure time of the brand". For example, Dragon Ball is in the media since its launch in the 80s, even when there is no new product launches. Gundam, like franchise, is always in evidence since 1979. All this contributes to people in general can recognize a brand, even without being a fan of it. How all this anime market is very cyclical, the vast majority of titles only remains highlighted for a short period of time. And in these cases, even well selling anything, the natural trend is the decline of recognition.

It is even unfair to compare animes from different eras. I've seen people comparing "Slam Dunk" with "Kuroko's Basketball", saying that the former is more popular because it sold more manga than the second. In the end it becomes a conflict of generations.

Agafin said:

No, you don't have to take everything into consideration, just whatever is relevant to the anime. Like One Piece or Naruto have lower blu ray discs or dvd sales than most late night tv anime but are far more popular, why? Because disc sales mean nothing to mainstream long runners, tv ratings is where it's at. On the other hand, late night anime like Madoka or Love Live are more popular than some prime time anime with higher tv ratings.

In the same vein, a music anime (like Idolm@ster) may have higher CD singles or album sales than, say Bakemonogatari despite being less popular since it's centered around that (music).

There are exceptions of course like FMA 2003 (late night anime having high tv ratings (6.8) and huge disc sales 36k) or Death Note or Gintama, but they are rare.


But it is just thinking the exceptions is that one should take into consideration all factors. Even in terms of comparison, the ideal is when comparing products of the same line (you can compare various aspects of "One Piece" with "Naruto", but not "Kekkai Sensen" or "Fate / Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works").

Even so there is this specific topic for the sale of "Blu-ray & DVD" and "Single & Album" (which could also be separated). Just as there are specific rankings for "Manga & Light Novel", "Games" and "Audience on TV". All such information is useful to make a specific analysis for a particular title (his situation at the moment) and make projections.

Agafin said:

What makes you think it isn't? I know for sure at least that Death Note is more popular than KanColle and Idolm@ster even today.


I believe that in this case in particular, are also popular. If you read what I wrote about the factors "time" and "exposure time of a brand," you will understand how I think. The important thing for any reason is that it continues to be exposed in the media as long as possible, and preferably with the greatest number and variety of possible products. Do no good a title to sell 100 million copies of the manga, or have an audience of 12 points on TV, for example in 1985, and then stop being exposed for 30 years. Today no one would remember that title. And it need not be a continuous exposure of the brand, just come back from time to time. One example is "Yamato," which is known since 1974.

To conclude, I personally do not like to use the word "popularity" in analyzes of this type, as many people end up taking it to the personal level (personal taste), just to say something like: "What I like is more popular than his". This is not something constructive.

Jun 24, 2015 9:24 AM by MMMacross

Ejc said:
Various reasons could be that they didn't like how the anime adaptation was progressing or they found a better anime to spend their money on.
It's probably the second option since tv ratings remained high.


tsudecimo said:
How does that add anything to my point there. I already stated that Nana is more profitable because of the TV ratings.
You said that its discs sales weren't much lower than NGNL's or Mahouka's. My point was that they actually were.

Jun 24, 2015 7:37 AM by Agafin

Man, the hate about Death Parade is pretty strong in this thread.
I would have prefered this over some of the shit stuff that sells well like KanColle but ...
yeah, it was obvious that it wouldnt happen anyway.

Jun 24, 2015 6:11 AM by DatRandomDude

How does that add anything to my point there. I already stated that Nana is more profitable because of the TV ratings.

Jun 24, 2015 2:29 AM by tsudecimo

Happy for Kekkai Sensen! I can see season 2 happening now! Re-Kan is selling badly.. the series was nice and all, but it doesn't have great re-watch value.. so yea.

Good to see Death Parade not doing well, the show was bad, and the Japanese know it. Madhouse trying hard to appeal to the foreigners, without proper planning and stuff.

Jun 24, 2015 2:26 AM by ToG25thBaam

@Agafin
The obvious reason why Vol.1 sold so high is that the non-discounted price (including tax) was 727 yen, while Vol.2~16 was 4,104 yen each. Vol.17 was 1,944 yen.

However, I cannot explain with certainty why it dropped off so severely from Vol.2 all the way down to Vol.16, which were all 4,104 yen as I said. Must've been due to steadily losing buying fans as the anime went along.

Various reasons could be that they didn't like how the anime adaptation was progressing or they found a better anime to spend their money on. Committing to one anime for that many volumes is pretty rare, as the buying fanbase does have a limited amount of buying power every season.

It's the reason why comparing anime by their lowest selling volume is a lot more useful than using Vol.1 sales or even the average sales, since it signifies how many "real" fans the anime has over its anime run. That however is not good for anime which had genuine stock issues such as Girls und Panzer, Mouretsu Pirates, etc, but it is not really a common occurrence anyway.

Jun 24, 2015 2:14 AM by Ejc

tsudecimo said:
marco said:


Parasyte and Nana.

No, you were talking about the anime's popularity based on the popularity of the source, but you can't really do so, since different anime are marketted differently.
For example, just because Assassnation Classroom didn't sell like SNK (10 times less) doesn't mean it sold less than expected.


Umm, Nana is a lot more successful than NGNL and Mahouka. It had great TV ratings (3-4%) despite being a late night anime, and that is immensely more profitable than disc sales, not to mention that it's average wasn't that much lower than NGNL and Mahouka, even if we go by disc sales alone, it still sold well above average, 7k.



Nana is actually a very rare case. The anime's popularity mainly comes from its tv ratings (up to 6.5) than its BD/DVD sales exactly like a prime time anime. The 7k average is actually misleading though since it is skewed by the overly cheap (~$7) first volume which sold like hot cakes. The average of volumes 2 to 17 (which are normally priced) or the median are better representations of its discs sales and should be around 3k.
to 4k.

NANA *7,378 (17, not including Vol. 7.8) (Madhouse/Viz Media)
2006/07/07 63,284 Vol. 1 Limited Edition (One episode)
2006/08/23 10,977 Vol. 2 (Three episodes up to Vol. 16)
2006/09/27 *8,165 Vol. 3
2006/10/25 *6,034 Vol. 4
2006/11/22 *5,585 Vol. 5
2006/12/21 *3,463 Vol. 6
2007/01/24 *3,719 Vol. 7
2007/02/14 *5,296 Vol. 7.8 Special Edition (recap)
2007/02/21 *3,399 Vol. 8
2007/03/21 *3,259 Vol. 9
2007/04/25 *2,924 Vol. 10
2007/05/23 *2,492 Vol. 11
2007/06/27 *2,516 Vol. 12
2007/07/25 *2,119 Vol. 13
2007/08/22 *1,919 Vol. 14
2007/09/27 *1,909 Vol. 15
2007/10/24 *1,843 Vol. 16
2007/11/21 *1,803 Vol. 17 (One episode)

Maybe it's because it's a shoujo (josei?)

Jun 24, 2015 1:42 AM by Agafin

MMMacross said:
In my opinion, I think that all parameters must be taken into account: manga sales, light novels, Blu-ray, DVD, Single CD, CD Album, Games (physical media and online), television audience, quantity of products associated with the image of an anime, collaborative events (image combination of an anime with some company from another branch, such as coffee shops or sports teams), specific events (such as music concerts or presentation with voice actors), and even the box office in theaters must be taken into consideration.


No, you don't have to take everything into consideration, just whatever is relevant to the anime. Like One Piece or Naruto have lower blu ray discs or dvd sales than most late night tv anime but are far more popular, why? Because disc sales mean nothing to mainstream long runners, tv ratings is where it's at. On the other hand, late night anime like Madoka or Love Live are more popular than some prime time anime with higher tv ratings.

In the same vein, a music anime (like Idolm@ster) may have higher CD singles or album sales than, say Bakemonogatari despite being less popular since it's centered around that (music).

There are exceptions of course like FMA 2003 (late night anime having high tv ratings (6.8) and huge disc sales 36k) or Death Note or Gintama, but they are rare.

MMMacross said:
If your statement, alone, is true (that is, if it were unique and absolute), I could say that "NANA", today, is more popular than "IDOLM@STER", "Love Live!" or "KanColle", we know that is not true.


What makes you think it isn't? I know for sure at least that Death Note is more popular than KanColle and Idolm@ster even today.

Jun 24, 2015 1:05 AM by Agafin

Tengai said:
Is Kekkai Sensen good?


First four episodes were great, then it dumbed down with shounen tropes from there but not enough to completely ruin it.

Jun 24, 2015 12:22 AM by Red_Tuesday

For those interested, here is a summary of the box office results for the Love Live movie as of the 2nd weekend at the box office. My sources are given in this post: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1397815&show=0#post1.

1st weekend (June 13~14)
Gross: ¥400,235,800
Attendees: 251,811
Achievements: #1 weekend box office gross, #1 in terms of attendees, is now the highest opening weekend gross amongst late-night anime franchises.

Current status after 2 days: ¥400,235,800 from 251,811 attendees

2nd week (June 15~19)
Gross: ¥169,170,100
Attendees: 121,972

Current status after 7 days: ¥569,405,900 from 373,783 attendees

2nd weekend (June 20~21)
Gross: ¥261,241,140
Attendees: 188,061
Achievements: #2 weekend box office gross, #1 in terms of attendees.

Current status after 9 days: ¥830,647,040 from 561,844 attendees

How does it compare with the other big late-night anime franchises at the same point in time?
Madoka Movie 3: ¥860,716,498 from ~630,000 attendees.
Love Live! ¥830,647,040 from 561,844 attendees.
K-ON!: ¥690,372,888 from 524,057 attendees.

Madoka Movie 3 is ~30 million yen ahead, which is about what I expected. It would be fascinating to see whether Love Live can reach 2 billion yen like Madoka Movie 3 did... but at least 1.5 billion yen should be reachable.

Jun 23, 2015 11:39 PM by Ejc

Woooow~ Aguante Fafner y Binan Koukou :D

Jun 23, 2015 11:04 PM by GodConi