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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Jul 27 - Aug 2

by tsubasalover
Aug 4, 2015 1:52 AM | 81 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for July 27th - August 2nd

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

Blu-ray
*1. 13,398 13,398 Shirobako Vol.7 Limited Edition
*2. 11,070 11,070 Kantai Collection Vol.5 Limited Edition
*3. *6,927 *6,927 Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.3 Limited Edition
*4. *6,829 *6,829 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season Vol.4 Limited Edition
*5. *5,170 *5,170 Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.3 Regular Edition
*6. *4,123 *4,123 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.2 Limited Edition
*7. *3,572 22,907 The Last: Naruto The Movie Limited Edition
*8. *3,124 *3,124 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.5
*9. *1,915 *1,915 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu Vol.2
10. *1,712 *1,712 Houkago no Pleiades (TV) Vol.2 Limited Edition
11. *1,619 *1,619 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. *1,326 *6,169 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.4
13. *1,200 10,445 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Vol.2 Limited Edition
14. *1,163 *1,163 Triage X Vol.2
15. *1,082 *9,243 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.3 Limited Edition
16. *1,068 26,854 Psycho-Pass Movie Premium Edition
17. *1,031 *1,031 Date A Live Director's Cut Blu-ray BOX
18. **,867 **,867 Tokyo Ghoul √A Vol.5
(cut-off 867)

DVD
*1. 5,091 111,133 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
*2. 4,363 *22,928 The Last: Naruto The Movie Limited Edition
*3. 2,083 **6,789 The Last: Naruto The Movie Regular Edition
*4. 1,995 **1,995 Kantai Collection Vol.5 Limited Edition
*5. 1,513 **6,145 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.4
*6. 1,373 **1,373 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season Vol.4 Limited Edition
*7. *,921 ***,921 Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol.3 Regular Edition
*8. *,904 ***,904 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.5 Limited Edition
*9. *,850 *38,769 Tonari no Totoro
10. *,845 ***,845 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.5 Limited Edition
11. *,713 ***,713 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.2 Limited Edition
12. *,692 **6,486 Summer Wars Special Limited Edition
13. *,553 **4,646 Gintama° Vol.1 Limited Edition
14. *,549 *84,325 Stand By Me Doraemon Special Price Edition
15. *,543 ***,543 Shirobako Vol.7 Limited Edition
16. *,506 **4,180 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Special Limited Edition
17. *,453 ***,453 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.1 Limited Edition
18. *,428 **2,372 Arslan Senki (TV) Vol.1 Limited Edition
19. *,419 *19,786 Majo no Takkyuubin
20. *,408 ***,408 Tokyo Ghoul √A Vol.5
21. *,360 **2,089 Gudetama: Hottoitekudasai
22. *,334 ***,334 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu Vol.2
23. *,315 *50,975 Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo Regular Edition
24. *,311 **1,499 High School DxD BorN Vol.1
(cut-off 311)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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rederoin said:
About God eater. Seeing as the version that does not include the anime is doing better on amazon, I doubt the Game+anime will have any big affect on the anime sales.


The version that does not include the anime which is doing better on Amazon is only the PS Vita version. The PS4 version which doesn't include the anime is doing worse compared to the game+anime bundle. PS Vita games is still sold much more compared to PS4 games in Japan despite most people has already said PS Vita is dead in the west.

Considering the anime was made to promote the game, I guess they are still going to be profitable at the end.

Aug 6, 2015 10:06 PM by melina_putri

About God eater. Seeing as the version that does not include the anime is doing better on amazon, I doubt the Game+anime will have any big affect on the anime sales.

Aug 6, 2015 2:28 PM by rederoin

I wish Souma's sales were higher :/

Aug 6, 2015 7:38 AM by nozoris

Nothing interesting this week except for danmachi doing well.

Seems like overlord will sell pretty well.

Aug 5, 2015 3:25 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Darkcoo said:
keragamming said:
2015 Oricon Half-Yearly Top 30 Overall Series Ranking (2014/12/08~
2015/06/07)
*1 ¥4,202,023,993 Manga    Shingeki no Kyojin

Good, good. Shouldn't this have a separate thread by itself? Or its not that important? I saw this by luck.


thought everyone knew it was a money maker.
Yes but few know however, that it's currently making more money than Japan's Loved-more-than-oxygen One Piece.

Aug 5, 2015 1:30 AM by Agafin

keragamming said:
2015 Oricon Half-Yearly Top 30 Overall Series Ranking (2014/12/08~
2015/06/07)
*1 ¥4,202,023,993 Manga    Shingeki no Kyojin

Good, good. Shouldn't this have a separate thread by itself? Or its not that important? I saw this by luck.


thought everyone knew it was a money maker.

Aug 4, 2015 10:45 PM by Darkcoo

Kantai Collection doing good

Aug 4, 2015 10:42 PM by rageiX

2015 Oricon Half-Yearly Top 30 Overall Series Ranking (2014/12/08~
2015/06/07)
*1 ¥4,202,023,993 Manga    Shingeki no Kyojin

Good, good. Shouldn't this have a separate thread by itself? Or its not that important? I saw this by luck.

Aug 4, 2015 9:38 PM by keragamming

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Hongu said:
>people thinking Shokugeki isn't popular based on anime BD sales
It's a weekly shonen jump series that survived the axe, ranks well each week, and got a 24 episode anime series, it's incredibly popular. The anime is doing its job in boosting manga sales just fine. Do you people not realize how expensive anime BDs are? Obviously not everyone is going to buy them.

In Japan, anime is not everything. Manga is a lot more popular.


No they don't. Honestly I've tried to explain all of this too people many times before, it's never really going to catch on and people are going to continue to believe that BD's are the end all be all and that late night anime rules the roost and is what's killing it in Japan and the primary and sole source of income for all anime related content and media. People just don't get how this all works really.

Essentially these threads are more for people looking to celebrate or lament something about their favorite shows as opposed to a curiosity for statistics buffs interested in what moves media in this particular market subset.

Honestly though you don't even really need to be a paid analyst working for a publisher to figure this out really or at least that's my observation. I used to think that it all owed to specific publishers, but that theory proved false and currently my new one is that it's more what certain publishers can do for certain kinds of media as opposed to specific publisher loyalty among fans. Right now the top bet to sell BD media is simply idol/music anime because of the power of concert event tickets and CD tie-ins for fans. After that shows with appealing animation and character designs with a healthy dose of fanservice (especially of the kind that appeal to fujoshi) are a very safe bet for the collectors audience. Certain established franchise with a strong otaku and in some case mainstream followings like your Gundams, Yamatos, Macross, Fates and what not also have the potential to do well.

Essentially the most ideal disc seller anime you can probably make is something that is a combination of all of the above (I can see the upcoming Macross Delta being an absolute multimedia monster with the potential to surpass even Frontier in revenue), though whether it'd be any good at all as a show is far from a given even if that's ultimately beside the point for producers.


Gundam and Macross have loads of merchandise (Macross has the edge in the CD department as well), you don't ever need to buy a Gundam or a Macross BD/DVD in your entire life to support the industry, it's cheaper and easier to buy model kits and video games. Those two are some of the easiest franchises to support outside of an purely idol or music anime.

Aug 4, 2015 7:48 PM by Hoppy

Good to see Naruto the Last.

Aug 4, 2015 7:32 PM by malvarez1

DaraDara21 said:
Ejc said:
Key: Rank / Sales / Main Contributor to sales / Series Title

Note: Main contributor can be Movie BD/DVD, Anime BD/DVD, Music BD/DVD, Music CD, Book/Novel, Game or Manga

2015 Oricon Yearly Top 30 Overall Series Ranking (2014/12/08~2015/6/07)


Do you by any chance have a source for that? I know it's from Oricon but where can I find it exactly?


Oricon Youtaiju (https://ranking.oricon.co.jp/login/index.asp), although you can see the Top 20 ranking (but only the Top 3 have figures) for May/June monthly ranking on the Oricon website rounded to the nearest 1 million yen.

http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/zzl/m/2015-05/
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/zzl/m/2015-06/

Aug 4, 2015 7:02 PM by Ejc

Shirobako and Kancolle good.

Shirobako season 2 please.

Aug 4, 2015 6:21 PM by Jakerams

No surprise that jojo did well.

Aug 4, 2015 4:52 PM by Sasukesnake07

JoJo is definitely still selling well, hopefully this will be enough to create Part 4.

It's not outstanding sales, but this should be enough.

Aug 4, 2015 4:06 PM by Jerkhov

Ejc said:
Key: Rank / Sales / Main Contributor to sales / Series Title

Note: Main contributor can be Movie BD/DVD, Anime BD/DVD, Music BD/DVD, Music CD, Book/Novel, Game or Manga

2015 Oricon Yearly Top 30 Overall Series Ranking (2014/12/08~2015/6/07)


Do you by any chance have a source for that? I know it's from Oricon but where can I find it exactly?

Aug 4, 2015 3:18 PM by DaraDara21

11 ¥1,851,323,871 Anime    Sword Art Online

Wow, now I understand why A-1 wants to make this their Monogatari series so badly. I thought the drop from 36 to 20k average was kinda big for the franchise but if it's still near the top 10 most profitable franchises currently, then they'd certainly want to make more seasons. Not that I'd mind, it's pretty entertaining.

Aug 4, 2015 2:52 PM by DaraDara21

thepath said:
I'm happy that Shokugeki sales are not high. One of the most overrated anime this season, I can't even believe it is rated 8.5 in MAL. People enjoy watching anime about food ?!


Can´t see where´s the problem in people liking food in anime.

Aug 4, 2015 1:57 PM by Insodp

Yay DanMachi! Also happy for KanColle, Shinmai Maou no Testament, and a few others.

Aug 4, 2015 1:09 PM by Alluka-Chama

Hongu said:
>people thinking Shokugeki isn't popular based on anime BD sales
It's a weekly shonen jump series that survived the axe, ranks well each week, and got a 24 episode anime series, it's incredibly popular. The anime is doing its job in boosting manga sales just fine. Do you people not realize how expensive anime BDs are? Obviously not everyone is going to buy them.

In Japan, anime is not everything. Manga is a lot more popular.


No they don't. Honestly I've tried to explain all of this too people many times before, it's never really going to catch on and people are going to continue to believe that BD's are the end all be all and that late night anime rules the roost and is what's killing it in Japan and the primary and sole source of income for all anime related content and media. People just don't get how this all works really.

Essentially these threads are more for people looking to celebrate or lament something about their favorite shows as opposed to a curiosity for statistics buffs interested in what moves media in this particular market subset.

Honestly though you don't even really need to be a paid analyst working for a publisher to figure this out really or at least that's my observation. I used to think that it all owed to specific publishers, but that theory proved false and currently my new one is that it's more what certain publishers can do for certain kinds of media as opposed to specific publisher loyalty among fans. Right now the top bet to sell BD media is simply idol/music anime because of the power of concert event tickets and CD tie-ins for fans. After that shows with appealing animation and character designs with a healthy dose of fanservice (especially of the kind that appeal to fujoshi) are a very safe bet for the collectors audience. Certain established franchise with a strong otaku and in some case mainstream followings like your Gundams, Yamatos, Macross, Fates and what not also have the potential to do well.

Essentially the most ideal disc seller anime you can probably make is something that is a combination of all of the above (I can see the upcoming Macross Delta being an absolute multimedia monster with the potential to surpass even Frontier in revenue), though whether it'd be any good at all as a show is far from a given even if that's ultimately beside the point for producers.

Aug 4, 2015 1:08 PM by PeacingOut

Part 4 for JoJo, please.

Aug 4, 2015 12:48 PM by BloodNGuts