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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Aug 31 - Sep 6

by tsubasalover
Sep 8, 2015 1:52 AM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for August 31 - September 6

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

Blu-ray
*1. 14,284 14,284 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.3 (CD Bundle)
*2. *7,240 *7,240 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.7 Limited Edition
*3. *1,928 14,652 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.4 Limited Edition
*4. *1,917 12,825 Kantai Collection Vol.6 Limited Edition
*5. *1,876 24,651 Shinseiki Evangelion Blu-ray Box
*6. **,982 *7,950 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.6 Limited Edition
*7. **,843 **,843 Absolute Duo Vol.6
*8. **,765 13,781 Shirobako Vol.8 Limited Edition
*9. **,723 *6,209 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.5
10. **,720 *8,002 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.5 Limited Edition

11. **,708 *9,616 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Vol.3 Limited Edition
12. **,623 *5,997 Show By Rock!! Vol.3
13. **,529 30,633 The Last: Naruto The Movie Limited Edition
14. **,524 *7,233 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season Vol.5 Limited Edition
(cut-off 524)


DVD
*1. 7,787 **7,787 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.3 (CD Bundle)
*2. 1,487 *10,203 One Piece Log Collection "Fish-man Island" (eps.517-535)
*3. 1,432 125,295 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
*4. 1,126 **4,900 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.4 Limited Edition
*5. *,991 ***,991 One Piece 17th Season "Dressrosa" Vol.15
*6. *,826 *86,935 Stand By Me Doraemon Special Price Edition
*7. *,799 ***,799 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.7 Limited Edition
*8. *,779 **6,313 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.5
*9. *,763 *33,072 The Last: Naruto The Movie Limited Edition
10. *,708 ***,708 Naruto: Shippuuden "Naruto no Senaka - Nakama no Kiseki" Vol.1

11. *,704 ***,704 Pri Para Vol.12
12. *,525 **5,652 Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes
13. *,502 *12,958 The Last: Naruto The Movie Regular Edition
14. *,442 **2,412 Kantai Collection Vol.6 Limited Edition
15. *,421 **3,304 Gintama° Vol.2 Limited Edition
16. *,374 *42,117 Tonari no Totoro
17. *,296 **3,874 Shinseiki Evangelion Archives of Evangelion DVD-Box
18. *,290 **8,971 Summer Wars Special Price Edition
19. *,266 ***,266 Absolute Duo Vol.6
20. *,259 **1,937 Arslan Senki Vol.2 Limited Edition

21. *,229 **1,111 Show By Rock!! Vol.3
22. *,225 ***,225 Aikatsu! 3rd Season "Akari Generation" Vol.5 (eps.123-128)
23. *,206 **6,149 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Special Price Edition
(cut-off 206)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Kantai collection and Saekano...glad there one of the top

Sep 10, 2015 6:33 AM by rageiX

Kotobukii said:

Oricon reports from a large amount of stores. I know that and you know that. If this thing barely sells in the numerous amount of stores Oricon gets data from then it probably did not sell much in the other stores.

Not talking about merch, genius, strictly the anime adaption. They are not making money on the adaption alone, not the LN, not the merch. Re-read what I said before you try to be a smart ass.

We acteally don't know what % of the total oricon reports. It could be 3k~ on average for all we know, not including boosted LN sales and boosted merch/music sales. Or whatever else is related to that series. Oricon is very good for comparing series and to see if they are hits/huge hits. But to know how much profit a series made? far from it.
And anime adaptions are not purely made to profit of BD sales alone, so I don't see what your point is.


http://www.someanithing.com/sales-faqguide
There is also no assumption that video sales alone will recoup the entire budget. This is not remotely true for the vast majority of series. Even 10k sellers may well not recoup all costs through video sales. This makes the concept of “break even” problematic.

3.1.2 Oricon’s Cons
  - Not everything is reported. As seen in 3.1, if a disc ranks outside the first threshold it’s never counted, outside the second threshold we don’t (directly) see it.
  - Thresholds can be high enough to prevent low sellers from ranking at all, or ranking past the first week.
  - Due to the above (and other factors), sales reporting is heavily front-loaded, with very few discs ranking beyond their first 2 weeks.
  - Because coverage methods and video formats have changed over time, comparing sales of recent series to those from even 5 years ago is difficult.
  - While they cover many retailers, by no means do they cover all. KyoAni Shop, for example, does not report sales to Oricon.
  - There can be very large gaps between what Oricon reports and what distributors report. See this post for examples.

  3.1.3 Oricon’s Biases
  - Because Oricon reports on a finite number of releases each week, the best way to make the rankings is to have sales compressed in the first 1-2 weeks. This ensures you make the rankings at least once. This is exactly how late night anime operates, which is why Oricon works so well for our purposes.
  - This does mean that Oricon is less useful for “slow burn” series that accumulate sales over a long period. Kids’ shows, for example, are less likely to rack up large preorder sales. Their sales would presumably come over a longer period of time in smaller doses, usually falling short of Oricon thresholds, and therefore not being reported. Particularly as many are DVD only, where thresholds are higher.
  - Shows with a broader mainstream appeal can also be underrepresented on Oricon. Nodame Cantabile might be an extreme example but during an interview a producer for noitaminA stated that over time, Nodame Cantabile has actually sold three times what has been reported through Oricon (or through 2ch as he puts it). For a series that has gone on for three seasons over a period of years, airs on the more mainstream noitaminA block, plays out like a soap opera, and has a successful live action adaptation, this seems believable.
  - Another example given in the same interview is noitaminA show Hakaba Kitarou, which saw a bump in orders after the original mangaka’s wife published the autobiography “Hakaba no Nyoubou”.
  - This situation would apply to few of the anime we report on here but should be understood anyway.
  - Oricon does not count international orders! See this post for more details. It’s unknown when they stopped counting international orders, but it was some time before June 2014.

Reading this would be a good start before you make your next post in these threads.


http://www.someanithing.com/167

Now the official Sakura Trick PR account has tweeted this:

https://twitter.com/sakuratrick_pr/status/501757044588703745

売上4万枚桜Trick!@todamegumi: 第6巻!!私の大好きな楓ゆずのエピソードが入ってます!!(Trick11) タチ先生の描き下ろし漫画も楓・ゆず編ですよっ!わくわく!RT”@sakuratrick_pr: 桜Trick(第6巻発売日)””

From the bottom up, the official account made a tweet indicating volume 6 was out. The middle is a reply by Toda Megumi, the seiyuu for Yuzu, talking about Yuzu and Kaede. And at top is a reply from the official account saying “40,000 units sold Sakura Trick!”

The only thing this could possibly mean is total units shipped across all volumes, which comes to an average of 6,666.

The Oricon average is going to be around 2.0 – 2.1k. It didn’t rank second weeks, and we know Oricon is never the full sales (they don’t cover the Pony Canyon store for example, but it goes beyond that), and we know importers aren’t counted – so it’s a very safe bet the “real” average is easily over 3k, plus whatever it sells in the very long term, a disc here or there over the coming months and years – though you’d think used copies would be what most very late adopters go for.

and this

Sep 10, 2015 4:49 AM by rederoin

moodie said:
u kidding right?



are you? lmao.
ANN reported a while ago from people who are actually in the industry that you need MUCH MORE sales to even meet production for the adaption. Read for yourself:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2015-08-13/anime-insiders-share-how-much-producing-a-season-costs/.91536

ichii_1 said:

No one said they're making a profit, the money they're making is enough to offset SOME of the costs, so it's not a MAJOR bomb.
And this is only the anime disk sales, let alone the other sales.


that's a major bomb. 1,000 copies is really missing your mark.

rederoin said:

Oricon does not report the full sales and we have no idea how much merch has been sold.

You're welcome.


Oricon reports from a large amount of stores. I know that and you know that. If this thing barely sells in the numerous amount of stores Oricon gets data from then it probably did not sell much in the other stores.

Not talking about merch, genius, strictly the anime adaption. They are not making money on the adaption alone, not the LN, not the merch. Re-read what I said before you try to be a smart ass.

Sep 9, 2015 6:40 PM by marx-chan

The only thing that makes me happy is to see the eighth place of the anime of Shirobako in the ranking of Blu-ray. :P

Sep 9, 2015 12:34 PM by terrablu2003

Kotobukii said:
rederoin said:

Unless you have any insider info, that is a baseless statement.


You cannot honestly sit there and type up that an anime adaption is making money strictly from that adaption when they're barely selling 1,000 copies per volume. That's stupid.

They're not making money. The "profit" from 1,000 copies would not even put a dent on production and marketing costs.

Oricon does not report the full sales and we have no idea how much merch has been sold.



You're welcome.

Sep 9, 2015 9:48 AM by rederoin

Kotobukii said:
The "profit" from 1,000 copies would not even put a dent on production and marketing costs.

No one said they're making a profit, the money they're making is enough to offset SOME of the costs, so it's not a MAJOR bomb.
And this is only the anime disk sales, let alone the other sales.

Sep 9, 2015 8:49 AM by ichii_1

Who knows if Absolute Duo is profiting outside of its source material or not? Either way, I wouldn't bet that it's making a profit from BD sales with a measly 1,245 series average. AD did sell better than Juuou Mujin no Fafnir though.

Sep 9, 2015 8:22 AM by JayBlue

Kotobukii said:
rederoin said:

Unless you have any insider info, that is a baseless statement.


You cannot honestly sit there and type up that an anime adaption is making money strictly from that adaption when they're barely selling 1,000 copies per volume. That's stupid.

They're not making money. The "profit" from 1,000 copies would not even put a dent on production and marketing costs.
u kidding right?

u really have no idea how the industry works if u honestly believe in that...not even the anime industry but u dont know basic economics at this point.

Sep 9, 2015 7:41 AM by moodie

rederoin said:

Unless you have any insider info, that is a baseless statement.


You cannot honestly sit there and type up that an anime adaption is making money strictly from that adaption when they're barely selling 1,000 copies per volume. That's stupid.

They're not making money. The "profit" from 1,000 copies would not even put a dent on production and marketing costs.

Sep 9, 2015 7:13 AM by marx-chan

glad to see shirobako doing well

Sep 9, 2015 5:05 AM by Acheron

well well duo is doing pretty good

Sep 8, 2015 11:45 PM by ultravigo

RickRoss-Sama said:
tsubasalover said:

14. **,524 *7,233 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season Vol.5 Limited Edition


Jojo always sells great, yet it takes forever for another season to be confirmed.

I NEED PART 4.

Be strong my brother. That day will come.

Sep 8, 2015 11:03 PM by Jerkhov

Go Saekano go.

Sep 8, 2015 5:46 PM by hoopla123

Kotobukii said:

They're not making any money from this. They're probably loosing it if anything. Reports from actual people in the industry seem to indicate that you need a lot more sales for that to even meet production. Even if it is "low budget." The LN volumes sell an average amount as well, so I doubt they're making a considerable amount of money on that front either.

Unless you have any insider info, that is a baseless statement.

Sep 8, 2015 5:07 PM by rederoin

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Ramiel00 said:


It is quite common for anime based on LN with low-budget to have number like that. So it's not bad, it's just the standard.
Those anime are made for pure advertising and to sell LNs.


It's a good thing that they continue to make so much of that stuff. Seems like such a worthwhile investment.


I'd rather they do away with most of them, only 2 LN adaptions were good this year.

Sep 8, 2015 3:33 PM by Hoppy

Kantai Collection, let's gooooo

Sep 8, 2015 3:32 PM by Protaku

Ramiel00 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


That's extremely bad, I don't know how anyone could look at those numbers and say boy what a winner. I rarely see anything that low that's actually meant to sell discs to profit.


It is quite common for anime based on LN with low-budget to have number like that. So it's not bad, it's just the standard.
Those anime are made for pure advertising and to sell LNs.


It's a good thing that they continue to make so much of that stuff. Seems like such a worthwhile investment.

Sep 8, 2015 3:31 PM by PeacingOut

Ohhh, Uta-Pri. Such a drop, but still looking great. Hoping it has a large second week.


ichii_1 said:
TheNaturalPerm said:

What's a major bomb then? 2 digits? These sales are as abysmal as can be.

Atleast they're making a good portion of there investment back, it's still a bomb but not a major one.


They're not making any money from this. They're probably loosing it if anything. Reports from actual people in the industry seem to indicate that you need a lot more sales for that to even meet production. Even if it is "low budget." The LN volumes sell an average amount as well, so I doubt they're making a considerable amount of money on that front either.

Sep 8, 2015 2:50 PM by marx-chan

Kaioshin_Sama said:
TheNaturalPerm said:

What's a major bomb then? 2 digits? These sales are as abysmal as can be.


That's extremely bad, I don't know how anyone could look at those numbers and say boy what a winner. I rarely see anything that low that's actually meant to sell discs to profit.


It is quite common for anime based on LN with low-budget to have number like that. So it's not bad, it's just the standard.
Those anime are made for pure advertising and to sell LNs.

Sep 8, 2015 2:26 PM by Ramiel00

tsubasalover said:

14. **,524 *7,233 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season Vol.5 Limited Edition


Jojo always sells great, yet it takes forever for another season to be confirmed.

I NEED PART 4.

Sep 8, 2015 1:38 PM by RickRoss-Sama