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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Jul 6 - 12

by tsubasalover
Jul 14, 2015 1:42 AM | 36 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for July 6th - 12th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 14,090 14,090 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan!
*2. *4,585 35,742 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.1 (CD Bundle)
*3. *3,674 *3,674 Nisemonogatari & Nekomonogatari: Kuro Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*4. *1,994 *1,994 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.10 Limited Edition
*5. *1,983 12,774 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC Limited Edition
*6. *1,155 *1,155 World Trigger Vol.5
*7. **,895 24,174 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 - Kagayaku Mono Ten yori Otsu Limited Edition
*8. **,875 **,875 Absolute Duo Vol.4
*9. **,633 **,633 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 Vol.4
10. **,629 *8,346 Hibike! Euphonium Vol.1
11. **,568 **,568 Slam Dunk The Movie
12. **,548 *2,889 Gatchaman Crowds Special Price Edition (incl. Embrace)
13. **,542 *6,787 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.5 Limited Edition
(cut-off 542)


DVD
*1. 84,932 84,932 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
*2. *3,355 21,475 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.1 (CD Bundle)
*3. *2,251 *3,468 Summer Wars Special Limited Edition
*4. *1,025 *1,670 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Special Limited Edition
*5. **,685 82,643 Stand By Me Doraemon Limited Edition
*6. **,518 36,396 Tonari no Totoro
*7. **,468 **,468 World Trigger Vol.5
*8. **,344 **,344 Peeping Life x Kaijuu Sakaba: Kaijuu-tachi ga Iru Tokoro
*9. **,323 **,323 Kousoku Denjin Albegus Complete DVD Vol.1
10. **,316 **,316 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.9 Regular Edition
11. **,303 *7,545 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.3
12. **,299 **,299 Absolute Duo Vol.4
13. **,295 20,624 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1
14. **,281 18,874 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.2
15. **,275 *6,203 Funassyi no Funafunafuna Biyori Vol.1 "Nashi, Kourin Nasshi~! Funafuna Ver." Limited Edition
16. **,247 18,545 Majo no Takkyuubin
(cut-off 247)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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TragicRomance said:
Who the hell buys Uta no Prince-sama?


All the fans who want to have a chance at watching ST☆RISH live at the SSA in January 2016. They need the application serial code that comes with Vol.1 to enter into the lottery. If they are one of the winners, then they can buy advance tickets for the 5th concert. In most cases everyone who enters wins, but there are some concerts such as the Love Live ones, where there is just too little amount of seats to accommodate the number of fans who want to watch the concert.

Wait until the first non-event ticket application serial code volume, you should be able to see just how many of the buying fanbase are buying it for the anime and not just for the event ticket application serial code.

Jul 19, 2015 4:41 AM by Ejc

Who the hell buys Uta no Prince-sama? And why the hell can't they buy the actual good shojo manga adaptations? The 3rd season was definitely as compared to the 1st or 2nd, don't know why people still supported it to such an extent. Well whatever.

Jul 19, 2015 2:59 AM by TragicRomance

bigivelfhq said:


Lol, you didn't read what I said. "Besides the G rated stuff" I said, those are specifically produced to advertise and sell kid's merch. And all your examples are just that.

Jul 14, 2015 11:37 PM by Agafin

Agafin said:
@ToG FMAB is 64 episodes.
ichii_1 said:

Like what?
And no split seasons.

Besides the G rated stuff, nearly all of them (four cours). Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, FMA 2003, NANA, Soul Eater, Gintama' etc


These are the big dogs of the industry. They all aired at prime time(excepting NANA that was in the noitamina block).

Let's see some titles, 4 cour, that I know that did around the same or worse than what World Trigger is doing:

- Precure. Each of its 4-cour seasons(11 seasons)
- Beyblade. Each of its 4-cour seasons(6 seasons).
- Jewelpet. Each of its 4-cour seasons(5 seaons)
- Tamagotchi. Each of its 4-cour seasons(3 seasons).
- Medabot. Each of its 4-cour seasons(2 seaons)
- Mon Colle knights
- Aikatsu 2nd Season.
- Full Moon o Sagashite
- Pripara
- Yumeiro Patissiere
- Majin Bone
- Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers
...


In general titles from 3-cours to long running anime don't sell much.

Jul 14, 2015 4:24 PM by bigivelfhq

rederoin said:
j0x said:
surprise Slam Dunk has a re-release but it flopped though

Good thing re-releases can't flop then.


you are right, re-releases are just way to get more sales especially for anime that needs to at least reach a break-even profit

Jul 14, 2015 3:34 PM by isekai

tsubasalover said:

*2. *4,585 35,742 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.1 (CD Bundle)

*2. *3,355 21,475 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.1 (CD Bundle)


<3

Wow, that's cool. Sold for 57,223 copies! I love you. It really deserve 4th season. Hope more OVA's and movies as well xD

Jul 14, 2015 3:24 PM by Yaoi-Senpai

black1blade said:
The idea with these low budget shounen adaptations is to increase manga sales tho isn't it?


Not really. People normally assume because they don't like something or something doesn't have high budget the objective should be the source material.
For the majority of times things don't work quite like that though.

In a project like anime, you normally have various stakeholders with different interests. This includes the TV Channel, Source material publisher and author, Advertiser, Distributor, ...

When a work doesn't has much quality is most times because the group of restrictions from the stakeholders were too restrictive. Note that the restrictions aren't only money. For example, you can have the TV channel wanting the work done really soon, so you don't have time to do things as well as you would like.


Also the quality vary due to the Staff in the work, so a better looking series doesn't automatically means that it has better budget that one that looks worse.


Conclusion: Normally such a limited way of thinking normally is wrong. Is better to believe that a low budget series is low budget, because there is little interest overall between the stakeholders of spending much money on it.

Jul 14, 2015 3:22 PM by bigivelfhq

@ToG FMAB is 64 episodes.
ichii_1 said:
Agafin said:
Really? Most of the ~50 episodes anime I know of do/did better.

Like what?
And no split seasons.

Besides the G rated stuff, nearly all of them (four cours). Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, FMA 2003, NANA, Soul Eater, Gintama' etc

Jul 14, 2015 1:23 PM by Agafin

The idea with these low budget shounen adaptations is to increase manga sales tho isn't it?

Jul 14, 2015 12:57 PM by black1blade

ToG25thBaam said:
ichii_1 said:

Like what?
And no split seasons.
FMAB.
very few do this well,

Jul 14, 2015 12:54 PM by UchihaProdigy1

ichii_1 said:
Agafin said:
Really? Most of the ~50 episodes anime I know of do/did better.

Like what?
And no split seasons.
FMAB.

Jul 14, 2015 9:35 AM by ToG25thBaam

Agafin said:
ichii_1 said:
World trigger <3
Pretty good for a 50 ep. series.
Really? Most of the ~50 episodes anime I know of do/did better.

Like what?
And no split seasons.

Jul 14, 2015 9:28 AM by ichii_1

tsubasalover said:
Blu-ray

*6. *1,155 *1,155 World Trigger Vol.5
*9. **,633 **,633 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 Vol.4

DVD
*7. **,468 **,468 World Trigger Vol.5
Yes. <3

mayukachan said:
Happy for Shohari I guesssss
Why guesssss? No guesses!! ;) Well I guess the sales isn't that great, but I am happy enough to see it ranked. ^_^

Jul 14, 2015 9:07 AM by ToG25thBaam

ichii_1 said:
World trigger <3
Pretty good for a 50 ep. series.
Really? Most of the ~50 episodes anime I know of do/did better.

Jul 14, 2015 8:19 AM by Agafin

I didn't know Funassyi DVDs sold well, I know he's a popular mascot but I would've thought that merchandise is more of a thing with him than discs.

Jul 14, 2015 8:08 AM by Hoppy

Huh. No kidding Utapri is getting another season with sales like those.

Jul 14, 2015 8:06 AM by ReikiShutuagi

Yokai watch dominating, good stuff.

World trigger <3
Pretty good for a 50 ep. series.

Jul 14, 2015 7:56 AM by ichii_1

shanimebib said:

10. **,629 *8,346 Hibike! Euphonium Vol.1


H O W L! Trumpet
R O A R! Trombone ♪♪
S O U N D! Euphonium


Expecting the numbers to increase in the coming volumes for Spring 2015's best anime.

*in my opinion.
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quoting the 3rd volume chapter titles ehh ^_^

i hope the sales increase

i really need to watch ars nova movie too bad the subs suck

Jul 14, 2015 7:50 AM by MaxXZoe

j0x said:
surprise Slam Dunk has a re-release but it flopped though

Good thing re-releases can't flop then.

Jul 14, 2015 7:26 AM by rederoin

black1blade said:
Is that a re-release of the monogatari thingys?

Blu-ray Box series.

Jul 14, 2015 6:37 AM by tsubasalover