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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Sep 14 - 20

by tsubasalover
Sep 22, 2015 2:10 AM | 162 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for September 14 - 20

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

Blu-ray
*1. 8,751 **8,751 Kekkai Sensen Vol.4
*2. 6,009 **6,009 Hibike! Euphonium Vol.4
*3. 4,354 **4,354 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Blu-ray BOX
*4. 4,333 **4,333 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.1
*5. 4,232 **4,232 Show By Rock!! Vol.4
*6. 4,005 **4,005 Non Non Biyori Repeat Vol.1
*7. 3,691 **3,691 Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol.1
*8. 3,201 **3,201 Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari
*9. 2,311 **2,311 Grisaia no Rakuen Vol.2 Limited Edition
10. 1,951 **1,951 Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off: Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou Vol.4

11. 1,132 **1,132 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.5
12. 1,064 **1,064 Wakaba*Girl Vol.1 Limited Edition
13. *,837 *16,409 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.4 Limited Edition
14. *,711 ***,711 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 Vol.6
15. *,577 *17,227 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.3 (CD Bundle)
16. *,551 ***,551 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.1
17. *,452 ***,452 Re-Kan! Vol.3
18. *,446 ***,446 Danchigai
(cut-off 446)


DVD
*1. 3,477 **3,477 Diamond no Ace Inamisen-hen Vol.1 (eps.51-54)
*2. 3,307 **3,307 Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari
*3. 3,186 **3,186 Kekkai Sensen Vol.4
*4. 2,685 **2,685 Usavich Zero
*5. *,877 ***,877 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.5
*6. *,860 ***,860 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.1
*7. *,817 127,172 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
*8. *,778 ***,778 Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol.1
*9. *,564 **6,065 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.4 Limited Edition
10. *,547 ***,547 Hibike! Euphonium Vol.4

11. *,536 ***,536 Show By Rock!! Vol.
12. *,465 ***,465 Non Non Biyori Repeat Vol.1
13. *,383 ***,383 Grisaia no Rakuen Vol.2 Limited Edition
14. *,349 **9,452 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.3 (CD Bundle)
15. *,341 **6,449 Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes
16. *,324 ***,324 Go! Princess Precure Vol.3
17. *,313 *33,903 The Last: Naruto The Movie Limited Edition
18. *,308 ***,308 Kyoukai no Rinne Vol.3
19. *,302 *42,756 Tonari no Totoro
20. *,264 ***,264 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 50 Vol.6

21. *,261 *87,517 Stand By Me Doraemon Special Price Edition
22. *,251 *10,975 One Piece Log Collection "Fish-man Island" (eps.517-535)
23. *,241 *13,584 The Last: Naruto The Movie Regular Edition
24. *,233 ***,233 Nintama Rantarou 22nd Series DVD-BOX Vol.1
(cut-off 233)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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rederoin said:
The pre-order stalker estimates for the new releases of next week,


10.2k Overlord
*6.8k To Love-Ru Darkness S2
*5.4k Charlotte
*3.0k Gakkou Gurashi!
*2.7k Fate/kaleid liner S3
*2.7k GANGSTA
*1.7k Junjou Romantica 3
*1.5k Gatchaman Crowds Insight.
*0.7k Woozer S3
*0.7k Kuusen Madoushi


Its like no one even cared about this season... Gakkou Gurashi was all over NND, yet no one cares about the bds. Same goes for Himouto, but only slightly better. Kinda don't like that.

Oct 1, 2015 10:58 PM by TragicRomance

HalfFiendKuudere said:
Rokka No Sales.


Damn, that one stings.

Sep 26, 2015 11:23 AM by OxxyRoyale

Rokka No Sales.

Sep 26, 2015 7:11 AM by RedHead_Bride

Tfw Rokka is at the bottom
smfh japan

Sep 26, 2015 6:47 AM by omfgplzstop

CookingPriest said:
Ejc said:


Japanese fans are just like every other person in the developed world. We shouldn't go around stereotyping, because you sure as hell do not know every single Japanese fan. Of course there are some who are NEETs (not in Education, Employment or Training), but not all of them are. Some of them work hard to be able to afford such an expensive hobby, and to also cover other expenses such as utility bills, rent, etc. Who exactly has unlimited amounts of money to buy every single series they want in a particular season? Do you as a 15 year old?

Some people may argue that they cannot possibly be working citizens because they supposedly watch some of the anime that airs at late-night, at midnight and early morning... but have you guys considered that it's so easy to record the anime that you want automatically and watch it later? I find it hard to believe that these Japanese fans are so technologically illiterate to not even be able to do this.


Japan anime fanbase has very specific tastes.
Don't be confused - majority of sales do NOT happen from the casual anime fans like the western fanbase. Majority of sales are driven NEETs, so series and franchises that target NEETs more sell better than the ones who don't.


The Japanese anime fanbase cares a lot more about animation quality and direction then the Western fanbase does. And Rokka no Yuusha is an absolutely joke at that, just the countless rotate camera crap is enough to make most people not want to watch the series repeatedly.

Sep 25, 2015 9:29 AM by scytheavatar

CookingPriest said:

Japan anime fanbase has very specific tastes.
Don't be confused - majority of sales do NOT happen from the casual anime fans like the western fanbase. Majority of sales are driven NEETs, so series and franchises that target NEETs more sell better than the ones who don't.
So NEETs are actually the anime market in japan...?
Je ne pense pas..

Sep 25, 2015 8:28 AM by malki

CookingPriest said:


Japan anime fanbase has very specific tastes.
Don't be confused - majority of sales do NOT happen from the casual anime fans like the western fanbase. Majority of sales are driven NEETs, so series and franchises that target NEETs more sell better than the ones who don't.

Neets don't have enough money for that.

Sep 25, 2015 7:11 AM by rederoin

Shinigami1992 said:
CookingPriest said:


Japan anime fanbase has very specific tastes.
Don't be confused - majority of sales do NOT happen from the casual anime fans like the western fanbase. Majority of sales are driven NEETs, so series and franchises that target NEETs more sell better than the ones who don't.


Nope.

I was talking about the people who buy the series, not even watch it. Forgetting the thing about NEETs, people wont buy every series they liked from the season. For most, having it recorded is probably enough.

Sep 25, 2015 6:57 AM by black1blade

CookingPriest said:
Ejc said:


Japanese fans are just like every other person in the developed world. We shouldn't go around stereotyping, because you sure as hell do not know every single Japanese fan. Of course there are some who are NEETs (not in Education, Employment or Training), but not all of them are. Some of them work hard to be able to afford such an expensive hobby, and to also cover other expenses such as utility bills, rent, etc. Who exactly has unlimited amounts of money to buy every single series they want in a particular season? Do you as a 15 year old?

Some people may argue that they cannot possibly be working citizens because they supposedly watch some of the anime that airs at late-night, at midnight and early morning... but have you guys considered that it's so easy to record the anime that you want automatically and watch it later? I find it hard to believe that these Japanese fans are so technologically illiterate to not even be able to do this.


Japan anime fanbase has very specific tastes.
Don't be confused - majority of sales do NOT happen from the casual anime fans like the western fanbase. Majority of sales are driven NEETs, so series and franchises that target NEETs more sell better than the ones who don't.


Nope.

Sep 25, 2015 5:37 AM by Shinigami1992

Ejc said:
black1blade said:
Well it's probably more like that otaku living in their parent's basements could only afford one or two series a season. People may like rokka but not enough to invest in it.


Japanese fans are just like every other person in the developed world. We shouldn't go around stereotyping, because you sure as hell do not know every single Japanese fan. Of course there are some who are NEETs (not in Education, Employment or Training), but not all of them are. Some of them work hard to be able to afford such an expensive hobby, and to also cover other expenses such as utility bills, rent, etc. Who exactly has unlimited amounts of money to buy every single series they want in a particular season? Do you as a 15 year old?

Some people may argue that they cannot possibly be working citizens because they supposedly watch some of the anime that airs at late-night, at midnight and early morning... but have you guys considered that it's so easy to record the anime that you want automatically and watch it later? I find it hard to believe that these Japanese fans are so technologically illiterate to not even be able to do this.


Japan anime fanbase has very specific tastes.
Don't be confused - majority of sales do NOT happen from the casual anime fans like the western fanbase. Majority of sales are driven NEETs, so series and franchises that target NEETs more sell better than the ones who don't.

Sep 25, 2015 4:50 AM by Fai

black1blade said:
Well it's probably more like that otaku living in their parent's basements could only afford one or two series a season. People may like rokka but not enough to invest in it.


Japanese fans are just like every other person in the developed world. We shouldn't go around stereotyping, because you sure as hell do not know every single Japanese fan. Of course there are some who are NEETs (not in Education, Employment or Training), but not all of them are. Some of them work hard to be able to afford such an expensive hobby, and to also cover other expenses such as utility bills, rent, etc. Who exactly has unlimited amounts of money to buy every single series they want in a particular season? Do you as a 15 year old?

Some people may argue that they cannot possibly be working citizens because they supposedly watch some of the anime that airs at late-night, at midnight and early morning... but have you guys considered that it's so easy to record the anime that you want automatically and watch it later? I find it hard to believe that these Japanese fans are so technologically illiterate to not even be able to do this.

Sep 24, 2015 10:42 PM by Ejc

Nice sales for Hibike. With the new special coming up I'm hoping they'll announce a season 2.

Sep 24, 2015 10:33 PM by Nabris

It sucks that Rokka no Yuusha isn't selling well...

Sep 24, 2015 8:03 PM by KageNoAbisu

ToG25thBaam said:

I hope that if Overlord does indeed sell about 10k, that will stop the fanboys from claiming that Madhouse's shows don't sell because the Japanese hate Madhouse.


The simple reality is (again despite my belief that nobody is going to listen) that it has nothing to do with the studio, they normally don't do seller type anime like Light Novel adaptations. When they do stuff like Mahouka, NGNL and Overlord it sells discs cause that's the audience that actually buys overpriced Blu-Ray shit, when they do stuff like Parasyte, Hunter x Hunter, Death Parade etc. it does not sell because it doesn't target the sort of audience that will pay that kind of money for a collectors vanity product. Satoshi Kon himself could rise from his grave and they could literally spend several billion yen getting him to direct the most elaborate non-LN adaptation of something ever and 95% chance even if it gets all the critical acclaim and awards in the world it's not going to sell more than a couple thousand copies in this day and age because it won't target the obsessive buyers market like a big budget LN adaptation would.

I don't know why it's so hard for people to connect the dots or just even think about it for a couple of seconds, but I'd hazard a guess that it's because they are too far up their own asses with their narratives (in this case Madhouse doesn't sell) and being loud brazen idiots to take notice. I mean fuck I don't really understand simple analysis and comprehension out of this fanbase anymore but come on, it's simple pattern recognition at this point.

moonnya said:
LOL people keep acting surprise. I know Rokka would have a bad sell right after the moment I saw the studio and the producer (Passione and Pony Canyon)


And again I don't know why. It's literally like people don't pay any damn attention to market trends whatsoever and just expect everything to turn out the way they'd like it because they wish it. Just how old is the average user here in all honesty? I've often figured it's a largely 18-25 crowd, but lately I'm leaning more towards a 15 and under demographic because people just have that sort of mentality a lot of the time. The "ME" generation is fucking real.

rederoin said:
moonnya said:
LOL people keep acting surprise. I know Rokka would have a bad sell right after the moment I saw the studio and the producer (Passione and Pony Canyon)

Studio has nothing to do with it.


It sort of does, but it sort of doesn't, morseo on an advertising consideration and brand recognition side as opposed to a technical animation side which is often more important for sales anyway. You think if it were by A-1 Pictures instead it would have been a middling sleeper hit type affair that people had to discover over time through word of mouth with a simple small audience and 500-1000 range sales? Hell no they'd have been all over advertising it as the next big blockbuster thing months in advance like Asterisk and have people coming in all hyped up on a sugar rush and it'd be in about the same position as GATE is stalker prediction wise at the very least.

Sep 24, 2015 10:43 AM by PeacingOut

CookingPriest said:
Japan's taste remains focused on ecchi moe stuff :/

Rokka Could have had it all.

its sad to see truly great series like that fail like Edgelord Overlord continues getting undeserved sales.
Well if you put it that way what's truly undeserved is having an edge simulator like Ubel Blatt in your favorites.

Sep 24, 2015 9:18 AM by ggYeti

CookingPriest said:

its sad to see truly great series like that fail like Edgelord Overlord continues getting undeserved sales.

Aye, keep crying please, your supreme tears feed me XD

Sep 24, 2015 8:34 AM by ichii_1

mayukachan said:
Ah I still gotta finish rokka

Hongu said:
Rokka no Yuusha? More like, Rokka no Sales.
huehuehuehue

Lmao burn


I'm sad but laughing then sad again.

Sep 24, 2015 8:06 AM by GuidedCursor

Japan's taste remains focused on ecchi moe stuff :/

Rokka Could have had it all.

its sad to see truly great series like that fail while Edgelord Overlord continues getting undeserved sales.

Sep 24, 2015 2:14 AM by Fai

tsubasalover said:

*2. 6,009 **6,009 Hibike! Euphonium Vol.4
*3. 4,354 **4,354 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Blu-ray BOX
*4. 4,333 **4,333 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.1
*6. 4,005 **4,005 Non Non Biyori Repeat Vol.1
*7. 3,691 **3,691 Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol.1
*9. 2,311 **2,311 Grisaia no Rakuen Vol.2 Limited Edition
11. 1,132 **1,132 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.5
12. 1,064 **1,064 Wakaba*Girl Vol.1 Limited Edition
16. *,551 ***,551 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.1



whooo

Sep 23, 2015 10:31 PM by rageiX

Kotobukii said:
Laciie said:


I think one of the issue with Ten Count becoming an anime is how sexual it is. Like the plot relies a lot on Shirotani's condition and Kurose trying to uh... fix it? And a lot of that is pretty lewd. I mean they could definitely tone it down a lot, but I think it'd be a little bit hard. I mean, not that I totally wouldn't love a Takarai Rihito anime adaptation. I'm actually kind of disappointed in Ten Count rn though, since it's relying a lot on dubcon and that makes me pretty uncomfortable.

Super Lovers is already getting an adaptation so I hope that they keep coming? Sort of related, but I also heard that Citrus (the yuri manga) was also getting an anime adaptation so like I hope these adaptations continue to grow that would be great.


I don't think sexual content is an issue. Love Stage!!, JR and Sekai have plenty of sexual content, so, they'd probably just tone it down. Yeah, little meh about how it's going currently, but the first couple volumes were pretty good, so that shouldn't be too bad.

Naahh, Citrus isn't getting an anime. The creator said they were hoping to get an anime adaption or something on twitter.



Ah that's too bad then... I really liked the manga so :/.

Love Stage!! and co of course have sexual content but it's not really integral to the story? I guess that's one way of putting it. Ten Count's sexual content actually (sometimes) provides depth to the characters. I guess they could tone it down quite a bit but I can't really see it in my head. If it gets an adaptation, I would be fine with it tho. I won't drop Ten Count or anything because I'm interested in seeing how the story pans out (and I also want Shirotani to be happy ;__; ) and also because Takarai Rihito but if this dubcon becomes worse then idk :/ I want to trust the author since her previous manga were really nice and had consensual stuff which is kind of rare in BL lmao. But anyways I went off in a tangent whoops

Sep 23, 2015 5:43 PM by Laciie