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Japan's Weekly CD Rankings for Jul 6 - 12

by tsubasalover
Jul 14, 2015 2:18 AM | 21 Comments
Here are the weekly CD rankings for July 6th - 12th

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

CD Single
*2. 86,034 *,*86,034 Love Live! The School Idol Movie IN "SUNNY DAY SONG / ?←HEARTBEAT" by μ's / Eri Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Nozomi Toujou (CV: Aina Kusuda), Niko Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui)
*5. 17,232 *,*99,554 Love Live! The School Idol Movie IN "Angelic Angel / Hello, Hoshi wo Kazoete" by μ's / Rin Hoshizora (CV: Riho Iida), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo)
*7. 12,767 *,*12,767 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX: Believe in Justice and Hold a Determination to Fist. Character Song 1 "Seiten Galaxy Cross" by Maria Cadenzavna Eve x Tsubasa Kazanari (CV: Yoko Hikasa x Nana Mizuki)
*8. *7,170 *,**7,170 PriPara OP "Dream Parade" by i☆Ris
10. *6,355 *,**6,355 JUJU "PLAYBACK"
12. *6,298 *,**6,298 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Series Vol.18 "FINAL EMPEROR" by Seijuurou Akashi (CV: Hiroshi Kamiiya)
15. *3,567 *,**3,567 Hetalia: The World Twinkle Character CD Vol.2 "Ah Ah Densetsu-kyuu☆Oresama Kaidou / Yuruginai Rhythmus" by Prussia (CV: Kousaka Atsushi) / Germany (CV: Hiroki Yasumoto)
16. *3,253 *,**3,253 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Duet Series Vol.12 "Make Us Dream" by Tetsuya Kuroko (CV: Kensho Ono) & Taiga Kagami (CV: Yuuki Ono)
20. *2,500 *,189,172 B'z "RED"
21. *2,114 *,132,849 NEWS "Chumu Chumu"
22. *1,861 *,*35,001 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions IN "Evolution Eve" by Quartet Night
23. *1,817 *,*78,872 Kekkai Sensen ED "Sugar Song to Bitter Step" by Unison Square Garden
24. *1,801 *,**1,801 Rihwa "TO: Summer"
28. *1,587 *,*21,282 "Kimi to Boku no Mirai ~GRANBLUE FANTASY~" by Geeta (CV: Hisako Kanemoto), Ruria (CV: Nao Touyama), Vira (CV: Asami Imai), Merry (CV: Akiko Hasegawa)
30. *1,509 *,*41,378 AAA "Flavor of kiss"
36. *1,389 *,562,872 Arashi "Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari"
40. *1,255 *,**1,255 Yamazaru "Kaze"
41. *1,154 *,**1,154 Minami Tsuda "Shiny Eyes"
43. *1,118 *,*52,868 World Trigger OP "Ashita no Hikari" by AAA
47. **,995 *,*35,284 Kana Nishino "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no nara"
48. **,986 *,***,986 Alisa Takigawa "Natsu no Hana"
49. **,970 *,*28,974 DISH// "Ya~y!! ☆Natsuyasumi"
51. **,937 *,204,372 Kekkai Sensen OP "Hello,world!" by Bump of Chicken (incl. in "Hello,world! / Colony")
53. **,928 *,*36,997 Youkai Watch ED "Youkai Taisou Daini" by Dream5
61. **,809 *,***,809 Hibike! Euphonium Character Song Vol.2 "Hyper tune♪" by Hazuki Katou (CV: Ayaka Asai)
62. **,785 *,***,785 Coala Mode. "Dan Dan Dan"
63. **,778 *,*50,772 AAA "GAME OVER?"
66. **,691 *,*55,672 AAA "Boku no Yuuutsu to Fukigen na Kanojo"
68. **,685 *,**4,191 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? Character Songs CD "Takarabako no Jet Coaster" by Petit Rabbit's
73. **,618 1,779,092 AKB48 "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai"
75. **,610 *,*64,879 Arslan Senki (TV) OP "Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" by UVERworld
78. **,591 *,*29,869 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) 2nd Season OP "Brave Shine" by Aimer
81. **,577 *,*57,852 Punch Line "Zoku Punch Line!" by Shokotan♥Denpa Gumi (incl. in "Otsukare Summer!" by Denpa Gumi)
83. **,571 *,*55,636 Mayu Watanabe "Deai no Tsuzuki"
87. **,518 *,**4,526 Hetalia: The World Twinkle Character CD Vol.1 "Che bell!~Orenchi wa Saikou da yo☆~ / Shoka no Kaori" by Italy (CV: Daisuke Namikawa) / Japan (CV: Hiroki Takahashi)
91. **,482 *,*47,846 "Mi wa μ'sic no Mi" by μ's
93. **,476 *,*58,865 Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku "Natsu da ze Johnny"
100. *,427 *,**6,474 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu ED "Arigatou, Daisuki" by Minori Chihara
(cut-off 427)


CD Album
*4. 15,328 *15,328 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 07 Chihara Kisaragi by Chihara Kisaragi (CV: Asami Imai)
*5. 14,364 *14,364 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 09 Yukiho Hagiwara by Yukiho Hagiwara (CV: Azumi Asakura)
*7. 13,529 *13,529 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 08 Mami Futami by Mami Futami (CV: Asami Shimoda)
*9. 12,142 527,460 Bakemono no Ko ED "Starting Over" by Mr.Children (incl. in "REFLECTION")
11. 10,203 *10,203 w-inds. "Blue Blood"
14. *5,800 219,380 Namie Amuro "__genic"
15. *5,455 **5,455 Hibike! Euphonium OST "Omoide Music" by Akito Matsuda
20. *4,275 *38,741 Eir Aoi "D'AZUR"
26. *3,246 189,872 Hey! Say! JUMP "JUMPing CAR"
29. *2,789 122,011 Love Live! "μ's Best Album Best Live! collection II" by μ's
35. *2,118 *17,973 Daisuke Ono "Doors"
41. *1,704 **1,704 SpecialThanks "missa"
43. *1,567 *58,549 "No Music No Weapon" by Golden Bomber
48. *1,307 466,240 Sekai no Owari "Tree" (incl. Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! ED "RPG")
52. *1,149 *43,371 MAN WITH A MISSION x ZEBRAHEAD "Out of Control"
58. *1,011 **8,930 THE iDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER COLLECTION Vol.1 "765PRO ALL STARS" by 765P
60. *1,002 127,809 Love Live! "μ's Best Album Best Live! collection" by μ's
66. **,869 *11,904 Kou Shibasaki "Kou Utau"
84. **,717 **3,960 Gero "ZERO"
85. **,714 273,082 EXILE "19 -Road to AMAZING WORLD-"
89. **,697 232,739 ONE OK ROCK "35xxxv"
90. **,694 *43,173 Asian Kung-Fu Generation "Wonder Future"
(cut-off 615)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Forgot to post this on Wednesday, but here is the full Anime-Related Singles/Albums sales lists.

Key: Rank / Last Week Rank / Weekly Sales / Cumulative Sales / # Weeks Charted / CD Title and Artist

Singles Rank 101~200
104 *92 ***,409 *28,722 *12 ラピスラズリ by 藍井エイル
114 *90 ***,362 *15,309 **5 ANGELS and DEViLS (EXiSTENCE) by SiM
116 *50 ***,357 **1,332 **2 TVアニメ『響け!ユーフォニアム』キャラクターソング Vol.1 (明日へのEuphony) by 黄前久美子(黒沢ともよ)
120 133 ***,349 *36,056 **9 THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 08 GOIN'!!! by CINDERELLA PROJECT
124 110 ***,336 *19,878 **8 X.U./scaPEGoat by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
126 *85 ***,332 *37,628 **7 うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪マジLOVEレボリューションズ クロスユニットアイドルソング 聖川真斗・一ノ瀬トキヤ(ORIGINAL RESONANCE) by 聖川真斗(鈴村健一)・一ノ瀬トキヤ(宮野真守)
127 *** ***,331 ***,331 **1 B地区戦隊SOX by SOX
133 115 ***,321 *26,008 **9 ring your bell by Kalafina
134 180 ***,320 *51,334 *12 Angel Blossom by 水樹奈々
136 *86 ***,311 *17,167 **6 春擬き by やなぎなぎ
139 132 ***,303 *48,358 **7 HEROES/微熱(A)girlサマー/つづれ織り~so far and yet so close~ by GLAY
140 119 ***,291 *11,528 **9 カラフルストーリー by every■ing!
143 *** ***,288 *10,731 **7 TVアニメ『黒子のバスケ』帝光中学校シングル(REGAL GENERATION) by 黒子テツヤ(小野賢章),黄瀬涼太(木村良平),緑間真太郎(小野大輔),青峰大輝(諏訪部順一),紫原敦(鈴村健一),赤司征十郎(神谷浩史)
157 101 ***,267 *11,015 **6 「迷宮DESTINY/流星ドリームライン」 by プラズマジカ(稲川英里,上坂すみれ,沼倉愛美,佐倉綾音)
158 113 ***,265 *18,200 **6 メモリーズ by GRANRODEO
160 182 ***,262 106,055 *10 Timeless by V6
162 122 ***,258 **5,712 **4 あなたを保つもの/まだうごく by 坂本真綾 コーネリアス
165 161 ***,251 *17,049 *17 手裏剣戦隊ニンニンジャー 主題歌 さぁ行け!ニンニンジャー!/なんじゃモンじゃ!ニンジャ祭り! by 大西洋平/伊勢大貴
166 *95 ***,250 **9,645 **6 エブリデイワールド by 雪ノ下雪乃(早見沙織)&由比ヶ浜結衣(東山奈央)
167 117 ***,249 *28,712 **7 Rally Go Round by LiSA
168 184 ***,246 *40,806 *12 オー!リバル by ポルノグラフィティ
169 *55 ***,244 **1,138 **2 劇場版「進撃の巨人」後編~自由の翼~エンディングテーマ theDOGS produced by 澤野弘之 by 澤野弘之
170 189 ***,242 *58,253 *42 ひまわりの約束 by 秦 基博
172 134 ***,239 *14,177 **8 Falling Roses/Crimson quartet-深紅き四重奏- by シンガンクリムゾンズ(谷山紀章,内山昂輝,柿原徹也,細谷佳正)
174 123 ***,237 *12,974 **5 Lantana by OLDCODEX
178 127 ***,233 *13,584 *11 旅路宵酔ゐ夢花火 by 徒然なる操り霧幻庵【阿(早見沙織),吽(松井恵理子),ダル太夫(潘めぐみ)】
183 144 ***,228 *52,531 *14 マジLOVEレボリューションズ by ST☆RISH(一十木音也・聖川真斗・四ノ宮那月・一ノ瀬トキヤ・神宮寺レン・来栖翔・愛島セシル/CV: 寺島拓篤・鈴村健一・谷山紀章・宮野真守・諏訪部順一・下野紘・鳥海浩輔)
184 *** ***,227 *62,827 *19 Seven Deadly Sins by MAN WITH A MISSION
186 170 ***,224 **8,463 *12 DREAM SOLISTER by TRUE
194 187 ***,205 *12,028 **8 DAY×DAY by BLUE ENCOUNT
199 200 ***,199 *36,314 *12 OLA!! by ゆず
200 *** ***,194 (Cut-Off)

Albums Rank 101~300
114 116 ***,541 *19,337 **6 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 06 四条貴音 by 四条貴音(CV原由実)
117 *** ***,530 ***,530 **1 TrySailのTRYangle harmony RADIO FANDISK by TrySail(麻倉もも,雨宮天,夏川椎菜)
118 127 ***,527 *19,419 **6 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 04 星井美希 by 星井美希(CV長谷川明子)
121 *** ***,522 ***,522 **1 バケモノの子 オリジナル・サウンドトラック by 高木正勝
130 133 ***,483 *18,459 **6 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 05 水瀬伊織 by 水瀬伊織(CV釘宮理恵)
138 145 ***,453 **7,003 **4 プリパラ ミュージックコレクション by Various Artists
142 *74 ***,440 **6,484 **3 TVアニメ/データカードダス『アイカツ!』3rdシーズン挿入歌 ミニアルバム①「Joyful Dance」 by AIKATSU☆STARS!
149 *89 ***,424 *11,116 **4 タイムカプセル by 林原めぐみ
162 208 ***,389 *67,138 *33 僕じゃダメですか?~「告白実行委員会」キャラクターソング集~ by HoneyWorks
203 195 ***,322 *54,874 *35 THE BEST “Blue” by Kalafina
224 *57 ***,295 **1,391 **2 Sources by NoisyCell
235 *21 ***,276 **3,969 **2 BEMANI×東方Project Ultimate MasterPieces by Various Artists
260 238 ***,255 *47,553 *13 ClariS ~SINGLE BEST 1st~ by ClariS
270 232 ***,247 *52,621 *44 PHASE 2 by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
278 300 ***,237 **8,756 **7 H-A-J-I-M-A-L-B-U-M-!! by Tokyo 7th シスターズ
283 *** ***,233 *46,358 *24 THE BEST “Red” by Kalafina
288 168 ***,228 **5,272 **4 JAM Project BEST COLLECTION XI X less force by JAM Project
300 *** ***,220 (Cut-Off)

Jul 17, 2015 2:33 AM by Ejc

The first two Love Live singles seem to be back in stock now. 3rd one seems to be hanging on for dear life with weird 9-11 day shipping estimates and will probably fall well below it's first week potential. Hibike looks like it won't be restocked for another couple weeks. The Love Live Movie OST also looks like it's going to be a fairly big seller so it'll probably happen to it too. Again it's probably good for idol anime fans sake that Nippon Columbia has been handling most of the iDOLM@STER music releases (though not all) and a few of the Muse members solo albums like the upcoming Aya Uchida one otherwise it'd be even worse.

Jul 15, 2015 2:18 PM by PeacingOut

MMMacross said:
tsubasalover said:

It is currently Nanjo on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/people/1592/Yoshino_Nanjo
It is currently Niko on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/character/46163/Niko_Yazawa
It is currently Yoko on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/people/7263/Yoko_Hikasa


I see. I did not consult the pages here. Out of habit, I always check the "Wikipedia", "Wikia" and "AniDB". Also read the "hiragana" that appears on the "kanji" names. And if doubt persists, I search for books or other source material to see if it is written in "romaji". And if you have more than one way to write, I usually take the most "common".


I've seen the official romaji as NANJO Yoshino on her website (http://nbcuni-music.com/yoshino_nanjo/) and HIKASA Yoko on her website (http://hikasayoko.com/). So it is hard to justify adding a "u" after the "o", even if it follows hepburn romanisation.

The one thing I don't agree with is Niko... as the intended reading of the kanji is "YAZAWA Nico". Same with the use of Eri here instead of the intended reading as "AYASE Eli". Seems really strange, when they follow official romanisation for Yoshino and Yoko here right?

Source of official romanisation for Nico and Eli...

Jul 15, 2015 8:35 AM by Ejc

tsubasalover said:

It is currently Nanjo on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/people/1592/Yoshino_Nanjo
It is currently Niko on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/character/46163/Niko_Yazawa
It is currently Yoko on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/people/7263/Yoko_Hikasa


I see. I did not consult the pages here. Out of habit, I always check the "Wikipedia", "Wikia" and "AniDB". Also read the "hiragana" that appears on the "kanji" names. And if doubt persists, I search for books or other source material to see if it is written in "romaji". And if you have more than one way to write, I usually take the most "common".

Jul 15, 2015 8:18 AM by MMMacross

The 3rd LL movie single managed to break the record for the highest daily sales for a CD within the LL franchise, with 39,743 on day 1. The previous record holder was the Best Live collection II album at 34,179 on day 1. Perhaps we will see ~90K 1st week sales this time? I won't guess 100K since this is Lantis who we are talking about.

【μ's】(下2ケタ00は予測数字)
     奇跡    BiBi   Best2  Angel  サニデイ   僕光

【キャラ名義歴代最高初動】
    けいおん ラブライブ   けいおん   ラブライブ けいおん ラブライブ
     Listen  Angel  MANIAC MIRACLE サニデイ  ノーサン  僕光
    歴代6位  5位    4位   3位    2位    1位    ?位

Jul 15, 2015 8:02 AM by Ejc

It's mindboggling just how well LL music sells. Certainly, it's pretty much the only idol anime I consider worth my time, but still, those numbers are nothing short of ridiculous.

Jul 15, 2015 7:56 AM by Rachmaninow

MMMacross said:
Nanjo ----> Nanjou
Niko ----> Nico

Yoko ----> Youko

It is currently Nanjo on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/people/1592/Yoshino_Nanjo
It is currently Niko on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/character/46163/Niko_Yazawa
It is currently Yoko on MAL
http://myanimelist.net/people/7263/Yoko_Hikasa

Otherwise, the rest of them are fixed.

Jul 15, 2015 12:38 AM by tsubasalover

Hi tsubasalover, you could fix some little mistakes in these lines?

tsubasalover said:


*2. 86,034 *,*86,034 Live Live! The School Idol Movie IN "SUNNY DAY SONG / ?←HEARTBEAT" by μ's / Eri Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Nozomi Toujou (CV: Aina Kusuda), Niko Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui)


Live ----> Love
Nanjo ----> Nanjou
Niko ----> Nico

tsubasalover said:


*5. 17,232 *,*99,554 Live Live! The School Idol Movie IN "Angelic Angel / Hello, Hoshi wo Kazoete" by μ's / Rin Hoshizora (CV: Riho Iida), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo)


Live ----> Love

tsubasalover said:


*7. 12,767 *,*12,767 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX: Believe in Justice and Hold a Determination to Fist. Character Song 1 "Seiten Galaxy Cross" by Maria x Tsubasa Kazenari (CV: Yoko Hikasa x Nana Mizuki)


Maria ----> Maria Cadenzavna Eve
Kazenari ----> Kazanari
Yoko ----> Youko

tsubasalover said:


*4. 15,328 *15,328 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 07 Chihara Kusanagi by Chihara Kusanagi (CV: Asami Imai)


Chihara Kusanagi ----> Chihaya Kisaragi ((twice))

Thanks for attention.

Jul 14, 2015 9:23 PM by MMMacross

Ejc said:
Stark700 said:
I wonder if they plan to do an anime adaptation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Idol in the future.


It's inevitable. The SunShine project started just like the original started. New fan-participated project revealed, fans get to suggest a selection for the group name, the voting of the group name, and now there is a 1st single + 1st anime PV. I wouldn't be surprised to hear Aqours get split into subunits, get a 1st live concert... the same drill.

What will be more interesting, is how much the 1st single ends up selling in October.

Kaioshin_Sama said:
@EJC: It's been a bit of a watershed year for Lantis even though they've been doing anime music for a while. They're mostly known for supplying soundtracks, not for big time gold disc sales and having a lot of popular music all at the same time. This week alone they are responsible for u's, Kuroke, Hibike, Yuki Nagato, Daisuke Ono, and I believe the idolmaster theater collection. Nippon Columbia distributes idolmaster vanilla and Cinderella Girls on behalf of Bandai Namco group but Lantis carries Million Live and SideM otherwise they'd be even more bottlenecked. Needless to say if it's anime related music there's a reasonably good chance Lantis is behind it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantis_(company)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=896

Some helpful resources to see who their artists and the anime they've supplied soundtracks for.


It's also not exactly uncommon for things affiliated with the Bandai Visual group which owns Lantis to have production issues one way or another.


I realised that as well the other day, as it was surprising to see the Hibike OST having Lantis as its label on Amazon JP. I agree with you there that anything associated with Bandai Visual will most likely have stock issues along the line. The infamous stock outages for Vol.1 and Vol.2 of Girls und Panzer, where it permanently lost several thousand Oricon sales since the Bandai Visual Club store doesn't report its sales to Oricon. Of course in the scheme of things, it doesn't really matter as they still got the money in the end.

It just seems weird to me that they don't put more of an effort to quell these sort of issues if they know its going to happen. They are really limiting the sales potential by keeping things insufficiently stocked. Perhaps they are just incredibly stingy on how many copies to print? Perhaps they just cannot print fast enough. They should take lessons from King Records or something on how to keep things in stock, considering they handle the 1M+ copies AKB48 really easily, but i'm sure the incredible increase in the buying fanbase ever since the LL anime and the mobile game in 2013 was a huge shock to Lantis.


They've been doing the music for it since day 1. In fact they've done the music for pretty much every Kyoani work since Kyoani has had a long standing affiliation with Bandai Visual going back to the 80s. A lot of the casting for their shows has historically been decided by Lantis to feature their artists like Aya Hirano (back when she was with them before they dumped her post scandal which if people are wondering why her career kind of dropped off that's a big reason) Ono, Hiroshi etc. Theyre also a producer for a lot of their shows including Hibike.

In any case King Records is quiet a bit larger than Lantis the latter of which again mainly deals with anime stuff and this sudden catapult into the mainstream is something I guess they'll have to get used to. Love Live essentially went from a 4 digit franchise to 6 digits over the course of a couple years. Also they along with their parent have this tendency to be on board for randomly successful stuff like GUP, Infinite Stratos and Hibike (sort of, I mean even Pony Canyon had issues with the first disk and the OST suddenly went from low to high demand a couple weeks ago such that I figured an event ticket had been introduced).

Jul 14, 2015 5:52 PM by PeacingOut

Jerkhov said:
GarLogan78 said:


I'm pretty sure with those sales it isn't going anywhere anytime soon XD (At least CDs)

Didn't they announce a new idol project or something recently?


Yep, however I'm not investing into Sunshine until I hear the music and voice acting (since I'm not familiar with any of them).

Jul 14, 2015 5:38 PM by Hoppy

GarLogan78 said:
shanimebib said:
I will miss Love Live! I will miss μ's. T_T


I'm pretty sure with those sales it isn't going anywhere anytime soon XD (At least CDs)

Didn't they announce a new idol project or something recently?

Jul 14, 2015 5:30 PM by Jerkhov

Stark700 said:
I wonder if they plan to do an anime adaptation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Idol in the future.


It's inevitable. The SunShine project started just like the original started. New fan-participated project revealed, fans get to suggest a selection for the group name, the voting of the group name, and now there is a 1st single + 1st anime PV. I wouldn't be surprised to hear Aqours get split into subunits, get a 1st live concert... the same drill.

What will be more interesting, is how much the 1st single ends up selling in October.

Kaioshin_Sama said:
@EJC: It's been a bit of a watershed year for Lantis even though they've been doing anime music for a while. They're mostly known for supplying soundtracks, not for big time gold disc sales and having a lot of popular music all at the same time. This week alone they are responsible for u's, Kuroke, Hibike, Yuki Nagato, Daisuke Ono, and I believe the idolmaster theater collection. Nippon Columbia distributes idolmaster vanilla and Cinderella Girls on behalf of Bandai Namco group but Lantis carries Million Live and SideM otherwise they'd be even more bottlenecked. Needless to say if it's anime related music there's a reasonably good chance Lantis is behind it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantis_(company)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=896

Some helpful resources to see who their artists and the anime they've supplied soundtracks for.


It's also not exactly uncommon for things affiliated with the Bandai Visual group which owns Lantis to have production issues one way or another.


I realised that as well the other day, as it was surprising to see the Hibike OST having Lantis as its label on Amazon JP. I agree with you there that anything associated with Bandai Visual will most likely have stock issues along the line. The infamous stock outages for Vol.1 and Vol.2 of Girls und Panzer, where it permanently lost several thousand Oricon sales since the Bandai Visual Club store doesn't report its sales to Oricon. Of course in the scheme of things, it doesn't really matter as they still got the money in the end.

It just seems weird to me that they don't put more of an effort to quell these sort of issues if they know its going to happen. They are really limiting the sales potential by keeping things insufficiently stocked. Perhaps they are just incredibly stingy on how many copies to print? Perhaps they just cannot print fast enough. They should take lessons from King Records or something on how to keep things in stock, considering they handle the 1M+ copies AKB48 really easily, but i'm sure the incredible increase in the buying fanbase ever since the LL anime and the mobile game in 2013 was a huge shock to Lantis.

Jul 14, 2015 5:24 PM by Ejc

All idol music all day everyday. O_o

No Aikatsu release kind of keeps this month from being something of a rout. A veteran music producer in Japan (name escapes me) recently said something to the effect of idol groups ruining Japanese music's potential by being too dominant. I suppose on some level when you factor in the 48s it's understandable. I have a friend too who while a fan of u's also says kind of the same thing. He's been following the Japanese music scene a lot longer than I have.

I think some artists are threatened too by the rise of anime idol groups into mainstream charts of late which is also sort of understandable. When you're competing with an idealized image fronting for the voices that will never age and never look anything less than perfect it's kind of an unfair playing field.

@EJC: It's been a bit of a watershed year for Lantis even though they've been doing anime music for a while. They're mostly known for supplying soundtracks, not for big time gold disc sales and having a lot of popular music all at the same time. This week alone they are responsible for u's, Kuroke, Hibike, Yuki Nagato, Daisuke Ono, and I believe the idolmaster theater collection. Nippon Columbia distributes idolmaster vanilla and Cinderella Girls on behalf of Bandai Namco group but Lantis carries Million Live and SideM otherwise they'd be even more bottlenecked. Needless to say if it's anime related music there's a reasonably good chance Lantis is behind it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantis_(company)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=896

Some helpful resources to see who their artists and the anime they've supplied soundtracks for.


It's also not exactly uncommon for things affiliated with the Bandai Visual group which owns Lantis to have production issues one way or another.

Jul 14, 2015 3:18 PM by PeacingOut

Love Live domination.

I wonder if they plan to do an anime adaptation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Idol in the future.

Jul 14, 2015 10:13 AM by Stark700

Who the hell is charge of the marketing?
Releasing alongside love live and I'm pretty sure almost no one except nana mizuki fans knew it came out yet.

*7. 12,767 *,*12,767 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX: Believe in Justice and Hold a Determination to Fist. Character Song 1 "Seiten Galaxy Cross" by Maria x Tsubasa Kazenari (CV: Yoko Hikasa x Nana Mizuki)

Jul 14, 2015 9:25 AM by ichii_1

shanimebib said:
I will miss Love Live! I will miss μ's. T_T


I'm pretty sure with those sales it isn't going anywhere anytime soon XD (At least CDs)

Jul 14, 2015 9:21 AM by GarLogan78

tsubasalover said:
*7. 12,767 *,*12,767 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX: Believe in Justice and Hold a Determination to Fist.
Character Song 1 "Seiten Galaxy Cross" by Maria x Tsubasa Kazenari (CV: Yoko Hikasa x Nana Mizuki)


Party hard.

Jul 14, 2015 7:42 AM by Moonsolol

I will miss Love Live! I will miss μ's. T_T

Jul 14, 2015 2:50 AM by shanimebib

tsubasalover said:

*2. 86,034 *,*86,034 Live Live! The School Idol Movie IN "SUNNY DAY SONG / ?←HEARTBEAT" by μ's / Eri Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Nozomi Toujou (CV: Aina Kusuda), Niko Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui)
*5. 17,232 *,*99,554 Live Live! The School Idol Movie IN "Angelic Angel / Hello, Hoshi wo Kazoete" by μ's / Rin Hoshizora (CV: Riho Iida), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Hanayo Koizumi (CV: Yurika Kubo)


As expected, but perhaps it could've done 100K+ in the 1st week had it not had any stock issues. Lantis is just horrible at keeping things in stock when it involves very high sellers. It is seriously a joke when the next LL movie single to come out tomorrow was already out of stock (only reseller stock is left), 3 days before release on Amazon JP. 3x 100K+ sellers is probably way too much for them, considering Best Live collection II (which has sold 122K+) was only released 7 weeks ago.

Well if the 3rd LL movie single has been sufficiently stocked, then we should definitely see 3 gold disc certifications (for > 100K and < 250K copies shipped) from the RIAJ for the month of July. This will add to the 5 gold disc certifications LL has, to match the 8 that K-ON! got.

Jul 14, 2015 2:30 AM by Ejc

Hibike is doing fine I guess.

Jul 14, 2015 2:22 AM by Katsu-kun