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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Sep 28 - Oct 4

by tsubasalover
Oct 6, 2015 2:32 AM | 80 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for September 28 - November 4

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

Blu-ray
*1. 49,382 *49,382 Love Live! μ's Go-Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~ Blu-ray Memorial BOX
*2. 15,821 *15,821 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX Vol.1 Limited Edition
*3. *7,202 **7,202 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season Vol.6 Limited Edition
*4. *4,877 **8,920 Overlord Vol.1
*5. *4,699 **9,020 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.5 Limited Edition
*6. *4,481 **4,481 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.1 Limited Edition
*7. *4,072 **4,072 Prison School Vol.1 Limited Edition
*8. *3,860 **3,860 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.4 Limited Edition
*9. *2,882 **5,160 To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd Vol.1 Limited Edition
10. *2,861 **2,861 Gintama° Vol.3 Limited Edition

11. *2,632 **2,632 Nisekoi: Vol.4 Limited Edition
12. *2,381 **2,381 Sore ga Seiyuu! Vol.1 Limited Edition
13. *2,331 **5,758 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.6
14. *1,997 **1,997 Ushio to Tora (TV) Vol.1
15. *1,836 **1,836 Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai shinai Taikutsu na Sekai Vol.2 Limited Edition
16. *1,737 **1,737 Joukamachi no Dandelion Vol.1
17. *1,717 **1,717 Houkago no Pleiades (TV) Vol.4 Limited Edition
18. *1,689 **1,689 Tokyo Ghoul: "Jack"
19. *1,517 **1,517 Aikatsu! 3rd Season "Akari Generation" Blu-ray BOX 3 (eps.127-139)
20. *1,496 **4,298 Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic Vol.4

21. *1,460 **1,460 Maison Ikkoku Movie & OVA Set
(cut-off 1,460)


DVD
*1. *4,256 **4,256 Love Live! μ's Go-Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~ DVD Day 1
*2. *4,150 **4,150 Love Live! μ's Go-Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~ DVD Day 2
*3. *2,831 **9,603 One Piece Log Collection "Shirahoshi" (eps.536-554)
*4. *2,772 **2,772 Gintama° Vol.3 Limited Edition
*5. *2,585 **5,835 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.6
*6. *1,997 **1,997 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX Vol.1 Limited Edition
*7. *1,834 **1,834 Prison School Vol.1 Limited Edition
*8. *1,808 **6,595 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.3
*9. *1,380 **1,380 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season Vol.6 Limited Edition
10. *1,001 **4,699 Usavich Zero

11. **,872 ***,872 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. **,867 ***,867 Tokyo Ghoul: "Jack"
13. **,856 ***,856 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.1 Limited Edition
14. **,832 ***,832 Durarara!!x2 Ten Vol.2 Limited Edition
15. **,778 ***,778 Aoharu x Kikanjuu Vol.1 Limited Edition
16. **,754 ***,754 Nisekoi: Vol.4 Limited Edition
17. **,748 **1,372 Arslan Senki Vol.3 Limited Edition
18. **,734 **1,415 Overlord Vol.1
19. **,715 **1,251 To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd Vol.1 Limited Edition
20. **,703 ***,703 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.4 Limited Edition

21. **,617 ***,617 Pri Para Vol.13
22. **,609 128,810 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
23. **,595 ***,595 Ushio to Tora (TV) Vol.1
24. **,589 **2,111 Funassyi no Funafunafuna Biyori Vol.2 "Nyaossyi to Asobanassyi" Limited Edition
25. **,557 **1,341 Junjou Romantica 3 Vol.1 Limited Edition
26. **,548 **1,071 Owari no Seraph Vol.4 Limited Edition
27. **,546 **2,001 Funassyi no Funafunafuna Biyori Vol.3 "Guressyi to Shoubunassyi" Limited Edition
28. **,506 ***,506 Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace Vol.1 Limited Edition
(cut-off 506)

Preliminary DVD & Blu-ray Sales Rankings for Spring 2015 (First Volumes)

*1. 60,465 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions (2015/07/01)
*2. 22,116 Kekkai Sensen (2015/06/17)
*3. 13,754 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (2015/06/24)
*4. 10,295 Hibike! Euphonium (2015/06/17)
*5. *9,862 Show By Rock!! (2015/06/24)
*6. *9,488 Gintama° (2015/07/22)
*7. *7,130 Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic (2015/06/24)
*9. *6,831 High School DxD BorN (2015/07/24)
*8. *6,666 Owari no Seraph (2015/06/24)
10. *6,217 Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (2015/04/29)

11. *6,167 Nisekoi: (2015/06/24)
12. *6,071 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (2015/06/24)
13. *5,979 Arslan Senki (TV) (2015/07/23)
14. *3,751 Grisaia no Rakuen (2015/08/26)
15. *3,538 Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold (2015/07/24)
16. *3,291 Plastic Memories (2015/06/24)
17. *3,092 Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou (2015/06/24)
18. *2,281 Houkago no Pleiades (TV) (2015/06/24)*
19. *2,973 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu (2015/06/26)
20. *2,960 Grisaia no Meikyuu (2015/07/23)

21. *2,479 Shokugeki no Souma (2015/07/29)
22. *2,142 Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation (2015/05/27)
23. *2,078 Teekyuu 4 (2015/08/28) [BD-Box]
24. *1,936 Triage X (2015/06/26)
25. *1,932 Ninja Slayer From Animation(2015/06/24)*

26. *1,784 Takamiya Nasuno desu!: Teekyuu Spin-off (2015/08/28) [BD-Box]
27. **,969 Re-Kan! Volume 0 (2015/06/17)
28. **,938 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku (2015/06/24)
29. **,918 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV) (2015/08/26) [BD-Box/DVD-Box]
30. **,817 Etotama (2015/04/15)

31. **,786 Ore Monogatari!! (2015/06/24)
32. **,600 Punch Line (2015/07/22)
33. **,590 Denpa Kyoushi (TV) (2015/08/26)
34. **,453 Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (2015/06/19)*
35. **,401 Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) (2015/07/15) [DVD]
* - partial sales


No Data
**. **,*** Ame-iro Cocoa (2015/07/17) [DVD]

Source: Oricon Youtaiju, Someanithing

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dat love live stomp

Oct 11, 2015 2:15 AM by rageiX

So much for the industry apparently dying when news broke out that manglobe was bankrupt, eh fellas? Dang Nabbit

So much for summer sales being low, darn I guess we'll have to wait until this season is over, maybe the industry will die then? *fingers crossed*

Oct 8, 2015 3:36 PM by davinci12

dem Love Live tho, just as expected...
Glad for JoJo, Part 4 might actually come in the near future and Prison School is selling quite well but it would be great if it sells just a little bit more to guarantee another season.

Oct 7, 2015 4:02 AM by tr1ckst3r

edge13 said:
ichii_1 said:


LOL,even their own company couldn't write their name correctly

Because of auto translation.
Here's the original tweet https://twitter.com/Madhouse_News/status/649765113793146880

Oct 6, 2015 8:36 PM by Ale1212

edge13 said:
ichii_1 said:


LOL,even their own company couldn't write their name correctly

overload is the h doujin funded by madhouse

Oct 6, 2015 8:09 PM by Jerkhov

ichii_1 said:


LOL,even their own company couldn't write their name correctly

Oct 6, 2015 8:05 PM by edge13

I forgot to post this last week, but Oricon does not cover the UtaPri live concert discs for some reason, which means these sales are from Soundscan. The thresholds at Soundscan are much higher than at Oricon, so of course the sales will be a few thousand higher than this. The 4th live concert disc was released on Sep 24th by the way.

The first week sales reiterates the gradual shift of female buyers from the DVD format to the BD format, but it also shows that the fanbase has grown somewhat since the 3rd concert.

Live Concerts
巻数    初動       2週計      累計     発売日
      BD(DVD)     BD(DVD)    BD(DVD)
LIVE1 **,***(23,337) **,***(26,636) **,***(26,636) 12.05.31 [DVD only]
LIVE2 **,***(24,917) **,***(29,679) **,***(29,679) 13.04.26 [DVD only]
LIVE3 21,913(20,026) 25,321(23,712) 25,321(23,712) 14.06.05 ※合計 49,033枚
LIVE4 26,191(18,002) **,***(**,***) **,***(**,***) 15.09.24 ※合計 44,193枚

Soundscan numbers for Sep 28~Oct 4 are not out yet, so the 4th concert sales are not updated yet.

ichii_1 said:
Ejc said:



What are you talking about? It never reached #1 on Amazon last week (the highest it's been is #6 for around a day), so these sales are about what it is supposed to be selling, with the missing sales being added back for the 2nd week.

It was near the top for the whole week, and this



1st place amongst anime is not equal to 1st place overall at Amazon. As I said the highest it reached overall last week was 6th at Amazon for just 1 day, and it spent the majority of the time between rank 11 and 20, so it was not selling thousands of discs per day as you may be thinking.

Look at its ranking history here (I did not include the Amazon edition, because it was ranking much much worse last week, so its sales for last week were pretty insignificant compared to the normal Limited Edition):
http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/show.cgi?&n=B010IWRFJ8
http://www27392u.sakura.ne.jp/top2000_show.cgi?a=B010IWRFJ8&si=DVD&ym=20151007&rg=1440&li=1000

最高順位 ***,**6位(2015年10月01日) ※登録24時間以降

Ranking history for last week (Sep 28th~Oct 4th)

Oct 6, 2015 5:41 PM by Ejc

Let's hope the last volume for JoJo will include some kind of teaser for Part 4, just like the previous one.

Oct 6, 2015 4:25 PM by EasyGo-er

Tokyo Ghoul Jack is surprisingly selling somewhat good. Hmm, I did not expect that at all.

Oct 6, 2015 3:09 PM by Avok

rederoin said:
bigivelfhq said:


In reality what people say is that any Madhouse anime that isn't a Light Novel doesn't sell.

This is still true given that Overlord is a light novel.

Or we could just go with the studio being irrelevant when it comes to sales.


Not saying that is. Just what people say about Madhouse, and the fact that Overlord doesn't proves nothing.

Oct 6, 2015 2:45 PM by bigivelfhq

bigivelfhq said:
RedHair-Shanks said:
and some people say MadHouse anime don't sell......


In reality what people say is that any Madhouse anime that isn't a Light Novel doesn't sell.

This is still true given that Overlord is a light novel.

Or we could just go with the studio being irrelevant when it comes to sales.

Oct 6, 2015 2:20 PM by rederoin

RedHair-Shanks said:
and some people say MadHouse anime don't sell......


In reality what people say is that any Madhouse anime that isn't a Light Novel doesn't sell.

This is still true given that Overlord is a light novel.

Oct 6, 2015 2:12 PM by bigivelfhq

and some people say MadHouse anime don't sell......

Oct 6, 2015 12:27 PM by RedHair-Shanks

I just hope Symphogear GX won't beat Nanoha StrikerS. Overall not bad week. Gate, Overlord and JoJo are selling decently.

Oct 6, 2015 12:02 PM by Nachtwandler_21


@Eji: Thank you sir, it's really helpful to me :)

Oct 6, 2015 11:41 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

vikki7783 said:
why is Love Live worshipped by the masses
not that I've watched/played it but still


One of the most effective solid brainwashing campaigns ever devised. Though in all seriousness it's an almost AKB48 like execution on the anime scene. Whereas AKB48 got by on the idea of idols you can meet Love Live's main gimmick is that the fans got to design a lot of aspects of the brand including the group names, the sub-units, the centers for certain singles, some aspects of their personalities and vote in popularity contests which were then collected as data by researchers and focus groups at Bandai who fed and sold it back to Japan in the form of Muse and now Love Live Sunshine.

With the brand integration of cell phone games, music, live concerts with the voice actors acting as their characters and the anime all pretty much pinpoint targetted at otaku's moe weakpoint (At least one character is virtually guaranteed to trigger anybody) the result is them emptying their wallets over the idea that they are supporting their beloved waifus. It's the closest I've seen an anime come to convincing it's fans that it's cast really does exist and they are tangible.

It's very cunning really, but is probably going to leave a lot of people without strong will and the common sense to budget poor and destitute.

Ejc said:

2014 Oricon Yearly Top 10 Overall Series Ranking (2013/12/09~2014/12/07)
*2 ¥11,051,200,000 Manga    Shingeki no Kyojin
*3 ¥*7,253,400,000 Manga    ONE PIECE
*4 ¥*6,143,500,000 Anime    Gundam
*5 ¥*5,371,600,000 Anime    Love Live!
*6 ¥*5,229,700,000 Manga    Kuroko no Basket
*7 ¥*5,151,200,000 Manga    Haikyuu!!
*8 ¥*4,763,800,000 Light Novel  <Monogatari>Series
*9 ¥*4,618,300,000 *Game    Youkai Watch
10 ¥*4,291,800,000 Manga    Tokyo Ghoul


This does not report things like merchandise sales, only media otherwise I know for a fact from reading Bandai Namco's annual earnings report that Gundam made about 80 billion yen give or take. It's not the most popular anime related brand in Japan though. Tokyo Ghoul I never realized was quite that popular, no wonder they're coveting it and trying to turn it into a hit cell phone game.

Ejc said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Eek total cleansweep for Lantis idols between the Love Live Blu-Ray and iDOLM@STER CD's. Both sold about the same number of copies, but what's crazy is the Love Live one was priced at 19,500 yen or about $160 USD.


Well, the Love Live BD-BOX contains both days of the 5th live concert, consisting of over 8 hours (Day 1 = 247 mins, Day 2 = 244 mins) of concert footage. Compare that to say a standard 1 cour anime series for around 44,000 yen and only getting like 4 to 5 hours of content, and i'd say that's pretty damn good value. Also, it isn't quite as equal footing, since as you said, Love Live BD is 19,500 yen while the Idolmaster CD is only around 2000 yen.


Well I know for Love Live fans it's a must. They're of the coveted "buy everything" breed of customer that I've only known a few franchises to attract en masse. The brand loyalty is immensely strong which is why I'm curious to see if belongs to the Muse label or Love Live label next week with Sunshine. I think that PV might be able to do some damage, it's very very polished animation wise and goes on for 7 minutes making it I believe the longest in franchise history.

Oct 6, 2015 11:41 AM by PeacingOut

Ejc said:

ichii_1 said:
They must have still not reported all the sales, it was the nr. 1 selling on amazon for a while last week.
Madhouse better have the real sales.

*4. *4,877 **8,920 Overlord Vol.1
18. **,734 **1,415 Overlord Vol.1


What are you talking about? It never reached #1 on Amazon last week (the highest it's been is #6 for around a day), so these sales are about what it is supposed to be selling, with the missing sales being added back for the 2nd week.

It was near the top for the whole week, and this

Oct 6, 2015 11:36 AM by ichii_1

Love live is unstoppable. I"m not as huge a fan as some, but I enjoyed the anime seasons.

A pretty successful turnout for Symphogear as well. Overall a good season and glad to see the success there.

At least Overlord is now properly represented on that list. A good result for them.

Oct 6, 2015 11:16 AM by FlareKnight

I still don't get all that Love Live worshipping but oh well...

Oct 6, 2015 10:14 AM by Ale1212

Need to watch/read Jojo some day

Oct 6, 2015 10:13 AM by FireEmblemIke24