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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Aug 10 - 16

by tsubasalover
Aug 18, 2015 1:41 AM | 51 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for August 10th - 16th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 3,683 **3,683 Working!!! Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. 3,604 *30,775 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.2 (CD Bundle)
*3. 2,373 *28,099 The Last: Naruto The Movie Limited Edition
*4. 1,963 **1,963 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.10 Limited Edition
*5. 1,504 **1,504 Joshiraku Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*6. 1,219 **1,219 Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken
*7. *,586 **3,615 The Last: Naruto The Movie Regular Edition
*8. *,578 **5,789 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.6
*9. *,518 **6,631 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.6 Limited Edition
(cut-off 518)


DVD
*1. 4,217 119,211 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
*2. 2,959 *29,454 The Last: Naruto The Movie Limited Edition
*3. 2,298 *17,150 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.2 (CD Bundle)
*4. 2,056 *10,623 The Last: Naruto The Movie Regular Edition
*5. 1,511 **1,511 Norasco (TV) Vol.3
*6. 1,478 **1,478 Norasco (TV) Vol.4
*7. 1,299 **3,279 Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes
*8. 1,272 **1,272 Working!!! Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *,871 *40,453 Tonari no Totoro
10. *,686 **7,793 Summer Wars Special Limited Edition
11. *,528 **5,240 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Special Limited Edition
12. *,523 *85,458 Stand By Me Doraemon Special Price Edition
13. *,379 *20,541 Majo no Takkyuubin
14. *,344 *25,780 Omoide no Marnie
15. *,316 ***,316 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal Vol.10 Regular Edition
16. *,310 *12,500 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
17. *,279 ***,279 Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken
(cut-off 279)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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rederoin said:
vodall said:

Not with Working!!, no. But A-1 getting more money is always a good thing.

A1 is not the one getting more money.

Nice to hear that they're going to go out of business, then. Of course they don't get the whole of the sales, but they would have to get a portion to do all they do.

Aug 20, 2015 4:25 PM by Max

Working!!! ftw

Aug 19, 2015 3:43 PM by onesnowyday_

Can't wait to watch Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken! Shame the sequel is gonna be a live action movie. D:

Samu-tan said:
I guess Aniplex won't announce sequels to their old successful shows as fast anymore seeing that both Working!!! and DRRR!x2 bombed. Sad to see.
): They gotta still be on that Oofuri greatness!

Aug 19, 2015 12:11 PM by ToG25thBaam

The last is doing pretty good job , does anyone know how much money they made out of the movie by selling dvds and bds only?

Aug 19, 2015 8:25 AM by milkydean

so much misinformation in this thread idk where to begin

Aug 19, 2015 7:03 AM by moodie

Roloko said:
vodall said:

How is nearly 4K sales considered a "bomb"? That's enough for another season, in most cases.

4000円(3683) = 14 732 000円 = $118.4k USD
Not to mention that this is only the first volume.


You do know it usually takes $100k+ to make one episode right?

I wouldn't say it bombed, but they most certainly didn't make a profit or break even from it either. To at least break even a series has to at least sale 6k per volume. If it makes that much or more there is a good chance of another season.

Also some things that have low sales do get second seasons cause they are planned months in advance or they have the budget to do so. Cause Shounen Hollywood got less then 1,000 per volume and yet a season 2 was still made.

Please don't misinform people. There are many variables to success of anime, it's not as simple as 6k = profit. Use your common sense if the threshold for breaking even was as high as 6k, they wouldn't have bothered making many anime. Don't be ignorant.

Aug 19, 2015 6:15 AM by Nxtslide

Oh rigth, 1 new release next week. Here is its stalker pre-order estimate.


*1.5k Okusama ga Seitokaicho

Aug 19, 2015 4:40 AM by rederoin

JayBlue said:
RickRoss-Sama said:


Lmao, isn't that made by Madhouse?

You can forget about that then.

That studio is cursed when it comes to BD sales.


That's a myth on MAL that conveniently ignore Mahouka's BD sales.


Welp, 90% of MAL say some sekt stuff that no other site says



Ejc said:
...

News club is dead ?

Aug 19, 2015 4:23 AM by moonnya

I'm happy for Saenai (season 2 when), SUmmer Wars and Working! and Sailor Moon! Don't know most of the others tho.. ANd the numbers are lower than I would have expected.

Aug 18, 2015 10:00 PM by Alluka-Chama

..whoa...saekano is my only card here..deym

Aug 18, 2015 8:26 PM by rageiX

Roloko said:
vodall said:

How is nearly 4K sales considered a "bomb"? That's enough for another season, in most cases.

4000円(3683) = 14 732 000円 = $118.4k USD
Not to mention that this is only the first volume.


You do know it usually takes $100k+ to make one episode right?

I wouldn't say it bombed, but they most certainly didn't make a profit or break even from it either. To at least break even a series has to at least sale 6k per volume. If it makes that much or more there is a good chance of another season.

Also some things that have low sales do get second seasons cause they are planned months in advance or they have the budget to do so. Cause Shounen Hollywood got less then 1,000 per volume and yet a season 2 was still made.


Nope it's at the top of a list in a week. Clearly it's just absolutely crushing it and there's nothing else that ought to be considered here. Just smile and nod.

Seriously though I'm starting to wonder about the point of these threads again. It's literally like people just come in and go "oh I actually recognize that shows name so good on that one".

Also maybe Overlord actually doing well for Madhouse along with things like Mahouka and No Game No Life has something to do with it being based on a Light Novel and thus ACTUALLY targeted at the Blu-Ray collecting audience. Then again maybe people should just spin what I say into something stupid and completely misunderstand my point or just ignore it altogether cause it's potentially inconvenient to a narrative people want to believe. Just saying.

Aug 18, 2015 8:15 PM by PeacingOut

vodall said:
Samu-tan said:
Werking!!! bombed compared to s1 and 2. That's sad to see.
I guess Aniplex won't announce sequels to their old successful shows as fast anymore seeing that both Working!!! and DRRR!x2 bombed. Sad to see.

How is nearly 4K sales considered a "bomb"? That's enough for another season, in most cases.

4000円(3683) = 14 732 000円 = $118.4k USD
Not to mention that this is only the first volume.


You do know it usually takes $100k+ to make one episode right?

I wouldn't say it bombed, but they most certainly didn't make a profit or break even from it either. To at least break even a series has to at least sale 6k per volume. If it makes that much or more there is a good chance of another season.

Also some things that have low sales do get second seasons cause they are planned months in advance or they have the budget to do so. Cause Shounen Hollywood got less then 1,000 per volume and yet a season 2 was still made.

Aug 18, 2015 7:36 PM by Roloko

tsubasalover said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for August 10th - 16th

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

Blu-ray
*1. 3,683 **3,683 Working!!! Vol.1 Limited Edition


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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This is awesome

Darkcoo said:
vodall said:

How is nearly 4K sales considered a "bomb"? That's enough for another season, in most cases.

4000円(3683) = 14 732 000円 = $118.4k USD
Not to mention that this is only the first volume.



how did you calculate this?


Simple: you go to the official site and see what's their retail price, then multiply it by the sales they received?

Aug 18, 2015 7:26 PM by Jiharo

No new estimations for Symphogear GX ?

Aug 18, 2015 7:12 PM by ExecRory

Pretty decent sales for the last

Aug 18, 2015 6:03 PM by G_Spark233

RickRoss-Sama said:
ichii_1 said:
Overlord will sell great regardless of 10k


Lmao, isn't that made by Madhouse?

You can forget about that then.

That studio is cursed when it comes to BD sales.


That's a myth on MAL that conveniently ignore Mahouka's BD sales.

Aug 18, 2015 5:03 PM by JayBlue

vodall said:
Samu-tan said:
Werking!!! bombed compared to s1 and 2. That's sad to see.
I guess Aniplex won't announce sequels to their old successful shows as fast anymore seeing that both Working!!! and DRRR!x2 bombed. Sad to see.

How is nearly 4K sales considered a "bomb"? That's enough for another season, in most cases.

4000円(3683) = 14 732 000円 = $118.4k USD
Not to mention that this is only the first volume.


how did you calculate this?

Aug 18, 2015 3:24 PM by Darkcoo

RickRoss-Sama said:
ichii_1 said:
Overlord will sell great regardless of 10k


Lmao, isn't that made by Madhouse?

You can forget about that then.

That studio is cursed when it comes to BD sales.

Studio barely matters when it comes to sales.
Overlord is doing good in the pre-order rankings.

Aug 18, 2015 2:40 PM by rederoin

Working worth checking out?

Aug 18, 2015 2:07 PM by CrimsonGiant

ichii_1 said:
Overlord will sell great regardless of 10k


Lmao, isn't that made by Madhouse?

You can forget about that then.

That studio is cursed when it comes to BD sales.

Aug 18, 2015 2:00 PM by RickRoss-Sama