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Japan's Weekly CD Rankings for Oct 19 - 25

by tsubasalover
Oct 27, 2015 2:36 AM | 24 Comments
Here are the weekly CD rankings for October 19 - 25

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

CD Single
*5. *13,447 *,*13,447 THE IDOLM@STER SideM S@RTING LINE -06 S.E.M (∞ Possibilities) by S.E.M [Michio Hazama (CV: Kento Itou), Rui Maita (CV: Junya Enogi), Jirou Yamashita (CV: Yoshiki Nakajima)]
*6. *12,630 *,*12,630 Lance N' Masqus OP "Light for Knight" by Suzuko Mimori
*7. *11,766 *,*11,766 THE IDOLM@STER SideM S@RTING LINE -05 W (VICTORY BELIEVER) by W [Kyousuke Aoi (CV: Yoshitaka Yamaya), Yuusuke Aoi (CV: Takeru Kikuchi)]
*9. *11,435 *,*11,435 Haikyuu!! Second Season OP "I'm A Believer" by SPYAIR
11. *10,563 *,446,606 SKE48 "Mae Nomeri"
12. **9,017 *,*45,237 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans OP "Raise your flag" by MAN WITH A MISSION
14. **5,121 *,**5,121 Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan OP "Hakone Hakoiri Musume" by petit milady
15. **4,790 *,*29,674 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season 05 "Trancing Pulse / Nebula Sky" by Triad Primus / Anastasia
17. **4,181 *,**4,181 Megumi Hayashibara "Sanhara ~Seinaru Chikara~"
19. **2,987 *,**2,987 One Punch Man OP "THE HERO !! ~Okoreru Kobushi ni Hi wo Tsukero~" by JAM Project

20. **2,624 *,512,793 Arashi "Ai wo Sakebe"
21. **2,591 *,*58,671 Love Live! Sunshine!! "Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiterukai?" by Aqours
25. **2,163 *,**2,163 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry OP "Identity" by Mikio Sakai
27. **1,922 *,**1,922 Dance with Devils ED "Mademo★Iselle" by PENTACLE★ (Soma Saito, Wataru Hatano, Takashi Kondou, Subaru Kimura, Daisuke Hirakawa)
28. **1,891 *,*27,789 Shin Takarajima by Sakanaction (Bakuman. Live-Action Movie Theme Song)
29. **1,880 *,**1,880 Yu Sakai "Jasmine"
32. **1,831 *,**1,831 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry ED "Haramitsu Renka" by ALI PROJECT
35. **1,621 *,*82,469 Sekai no Owari "SOS" (Shingeki no Kyojin Live-Action Movie 2 Theme Song) (incl. in "SOS / Present")
34. **1,679 *,**1,679 Starmyu OP "DREAMER" by Gero
36. **1,595 *,**1,595 7!! "Centimeter" (Inclu. Classic ver. of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ED "Orange" feat.NAOTO)

39. **1,401 *,*19,524 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season 04 "Kono Sora no Shita / OωOver!! -Heart Beat Version-" by LOVE LAIKA with Rosenburg Engel / * (Asterisk)
40. **1,332 *,*44,237 Kana Nishino "Torisetsu"
42. **1,221 1,321,701 AKB48 "Halloween Night"
47. ***,995 *,***,995 Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou OP "Katararezu Tomo" by ZAQ
49. ***,979 *,**9,295 Dragon Ball Super "Starling Star" by KEYTALK
52. ***,918 *,*21,564 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season 03 "Wonder goes on!! / Rockin’Emotion" by * (Asterisk) with Natsunana (Nana Abe & Natsuki Kimura) / Natsuki Kimura
54. ***,904 *,***,904 Starmyu Musical Song Series / ☆SHOW TIME 3☆ Kakeru Tengenji & Kaito Tsukigami (Tenka no Hana / Limited sky) by Kakeru Tengenji (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya) / Kaito Tsukigami (CV: Arthur Lounsbery)
55. ***,896 *,*11,920 SiM "CROW"
56. ***,785 *,*44,716 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Shining All Star CD2 "Tenkuu no Miracle Star" by Tokiya Ittoki (CV: Takuma Terashima), Masato Hijirikawa (CV: Kenichi Suzumura), Natsuki Shinomiya (CV: Kishou Taniyama), Tokiya Ichinose (CV: Mamoru Miyano), Syo Kurusu (CV: Hiro Shimono), Cecil Aijima (CV: Kousuke Toriumi)
57. ***,763 *,*10,674 Dragon Ball Super OP "Chouzetsu☆Dynamic!" by Kazuya Yoshii

61. ***,714 *,**8,935 Sphere "DREAMS, Count down!"
62. ***,685 *,*21,646 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season 02 "Watashi-iro Gift / Heart Voice" by 凸-lation with Mika Jougasaki / CANDY ISLAND with Sachiko Koshimizu
67. ***,598 *,**3,604 Dance with Devils OP "Kakusei no Air" by Wataru Hatano
71. ***,586 *,*29,237 Kimi to Boku no Mirai ~GRANBLUE FANTASY~ by Geeta (CV: Hisako Kanemoto), Ruria (CV: Nao Touyama), Vira (CV: Asami Imai), Merry (CV: Akiko Hasegawa)
74. ***,575 *,167,944 SMAP "Otherside / Ai ga Tomaru made wa"
75. ***,572 *,***,572 TsukiPro Series "Welcome to the Wonderland" by Kanade Tsukishiro (CV: Masahiro Yamanaka), Dai Kurotsuki (CV: Yasuhiro Mamiya)
79. ***,551 *,*12,278 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Crazy Party Night ~ Pumpkin no Gyakushuu"
82. ***,529 *,**4,952 Go! Princess Precure ED "Yume wa Mirai e no Michi" by Rie Kitagawa
85. ***,502 *,*46,251 Charlotte OP "Bravely You" by Lia and ED "Yakeochinai Tsubasa" by Aoi Tada (incl. in "Bravely You / Yakeochinai Tsubasa")
89. ***,478 *,*21,246 LiSA "Empty MERMAID"

94. ***,429 *,*89,412 Kekkai Sensen ED "Sugar Song to Bitter Step" by Unison Square Garden
95. ***,426 *,*32,221 AAA "Aishiteru noni, Aisenai"
(cut-off 408)


CD Album
*1. 820,208 *,820,208 Arashi "Japonism"
*6. *10,569 *,*10,569 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 10 Yayoi Takatsuki by Yayoi Takatsuki (CV: Mayako Nigo)
*7. *10,476 *,*10,476 Emi Nitta "EMUSIC"
*8. *10,426 *,*10,426 THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 11 Azusa Miura by Azusa Miura (CV: Chiaki Takahashi)
25. **2,497 *,*49,968 ONE OK ROCK "35xxxv Deluxe Edition"
27. **2,410 *,124,402 AAA 10th ANNIVERSARY BEST
31. **2,143 *,**2,143 Houko Kuwashima "HouKo ChroniCle"
32. **2,054 *,*12,382 Charlotte IN "ECHO" by ZHIEND
33. **2,034 *,**2,034 DIABOLIK LOVERS VERSUS SONG Requiem (2) Bloody Night Vol.1 Ayato VS Subaru by Hikaru Midorikawa, Takashi Kondou
36. **1,847 *,**1,847 DIABOLIK LOVERS Do-S Kyuuketsi CD BLOODY BOUQUET Vol.7 Shin Tsukinami bu Showtaro Morikubo (Drama CD)

41. **1,733 *,*30,881 Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas "Feeling of Unity"
42. **1,678 *,**1,678 Rayflower "Color & Play"
43. **1,618 *,202,526 V6 "SUPER Very best"
44. **1,577 *,*69,595 Wagakki Band "Yasou Emaki"
45. **1,557 *,**1,557 Lupin III (2015) "Lupin III: Part IV Original Soundtrack ~ITALIANO" by You & Explosion Band
47. **1,455 *,**1,455 Kare to 48-jikan Senpukusuru CD "Criminare! F” Vol.1 Gerald by Hikaru Midorikawa (Drama CD)
48. **1,414 *,**1,414 Idol to Futari de Torokeru CD "√HAPPY+SUGAR=IDOL" 1st Enju by Takahiro Sakurai (Drama CD)
59. **1,207 *,*10,127 Yasunori Mitsuda "Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Arrange Album / Haruka naru Toki no Kanata e"
63. **1,051 *,*40,508 Kalafina "far on the water"
65. **1,040 *,**1,040 MOTTO♥LIP ON MY PRINCE Vol.7 Haru ~Takeru Daichi no KISS~ by Kousuke Toriumi (Drama CD)

70. ***,982 *,*11,081 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. OST by Mito (Crambom), Masaru Yokoyama
73. ***,944 *,*25,224 Every Little Thing "Tabitabi + Every Best Single 2 ~MORE COMPLETE~"
83. ***,783 *,*19,218 Maaya Sakamoto "FOLLOW ME UP" (incl. Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 4 - Nikushimi no Kioku Kara Theme Song "Arco" and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk ED "Waiting for the rain")
84. ***,774 *,*18,026 GRANRODEO "DECADE OF GR"
88. ***,761 *,*80,005 MAN WITH A MISSION "5 Years 5 Wolves 5 Souls"
92. ***,737 *,**3,185 Suara "Koe"
95. ***,724 *,**3,269 Yowamushi Pedal Theme Song Album by Various Artists
(cut-off 668)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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As expected, it looks like the most recent Love Live! CD will achieve RIAJ gold disc certification for 100K copies shipped (which is always >= the number of copies sold). That would bring it to 9 Love Live! CDs to achieve this. K-ON! had 8 and Idolmaster has 0 by the way just for comparison purposes.

Love Live! CDs with RIAJ gold disc certification
HEART to HEART!/ 嵐のなかの恋だから by μ's: To be added in November.
僕たちはひとつの光/Future style by μ's/1年生: http://riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201507.html
SUNNY DAY SONG/?←HEARTBEAT by μ's/3年生: http://riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201507.html
Angelic Angel/Hello,星を数えて by μ's/2年生: http://riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201507.html
μ's Best Album Best Live! Collection II by μ's: http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201505.html
冬がくれた予感 by BiBi: http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201501.html
μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's: http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201406.html
タカラモノズ/Paradise Live by μ's: http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201405.html
それは僕たちの奇跡 by μ's: http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201404.html

Daily sales in week 1 for some Love Live CDs, and also the most recent HEART to HEART! single

【μ's】(下2ケタ00は予測数字)
     奇跡    BiBi   Angel  サニデイ   僕光  ハート
―――――――――――――――――――――――――――
月   ***,*** **8,000 ***,*** ***,*** ***,*** ***,***
火   *27,000 *12,000 *24,771 *33,223 *39,743 ***,***(25000~28000?)
水   *14,042 *12,780 *21,838 *22,753 *23,913 *16,651
木   **5,163 **8,437 *13,004 **7,370 **6,890 **7,645
金   **5,740 **7,849 **6,563 **6,045 **8,338 ***,***
土   **5,422 **4,430 **8,217 **8,664 **8,233 ***,***
日   **3,554 **3,019 **5,549 **5,374 **6,157 ***,***
―――――――――――――――――――――――――――
計   *60,921 *56,515 *79,942 *83,429 *93,274 *24,296(+25000~28000?)
週   *65,930 *58,280 *82,322 *86,034 *96,150 ***,***
累   102,212 *95,304 131,081 125,034 123,821 ***,***

Another interesting thing i've read is here:
http://yusaani.com/news/2015/09/19/194023/

Love Live! apparently has an annual market size of 42.3 billion yen, which means that the number reported by Oricon in 2014 of 5.371 billion yen is just the tip of the iceberg. Clearly, Love Live! makes a lot more money from the mobile game and the merchandise sales, where Oricon does not cover in its overall sales by yen lists. This is obvious because many of the mobile game players are known to spend hundreds of thousands of yen trying to obtain the cards they want in game, or to have the best teams possible for the bi-monthly ingame events. The average fan consumption would not be as high as 109677 yen, without these types of players. The physical Love Live! stores that sell merchandise in Japan is also reportedly very popular with teenage girls.

Now the distribution of fans, which everyone pretty much suspected or knew...

30.2% 15~19 year old females
12.3% 20s females
*0.9% 30s females
25.5% 15~19 year old males
18.9% 20s males
*8.5% 30s males
*3.8% 40s males

55.7% 15~19 year olds
31.2% 20s
*9.4% 30s
*3.8% 40s

56.7% males
43.4% females

This overall male to female ratio differs significantly from the mobile game male to female ratio of 46.4:53.6, where it is known that female players love playing rhythm games. This kind of explains why Idolmaster Cinderella Girls got a mobile rhythm game, and the Side-M series was recently established, because Idolmaster is known to have a male to female fan ratio of 9:1. They want more female fans as I think the female fan market has the most potential for growth.

Oct 30, 2015 11:23 PM by Ejc

mayukachan said:
^ I agree

We should exclude non-anime artists

I think we should get the entire list as well as an anime only list


Well I mean the situation should be if the artists is actually a part of the anime industry that works in anisong on a whole then include it, if it's a mainstream artist that just happens to be tapped for a tie-in song like AKB48, SKE48, Man With A Mission, SMAP etc. it just feels like at the very least there should be some notation since it's not really an anime song, it's just being used for promotional purposes.

Oct 28, 2015 4:36 PM by PeacingOut

^ I agree

We should exclude non-anime artists

I think we should get the entire list as well as an anime only list

Oct 28, 2015 12:02 PM by Mayuka

Ejc said:
mayukachan said:
Also holy shit 800k on that arashi cd
I wonder what it's about


Not all on the MAL lists are related to anime. Any artist that may have done even a single OP/ED are included, even if the particular single/album is not related to anime. Funny thing is that radio/game CDs done by seiyuu (they have more of a relation to anime since they voice characters and often sing insert songs/OP/ED) or do have a relation to an anime series are somehow excluded.

For Arashi's sales, they are all because of their brand name, as is the case for many other mainstream artists.

Same thing can be said for some singles or albums that are actually related to anime, such as BUMP OF CHICKEN's Kekkai Sensen OP, where the majority of the sales was because of their brand name rather than due to being the Kekkai Sensen OP single.


I still think including mainstream artist tie-in things in these is pretty ridiculous and that there should at least be some indication when it's a major mainstream monopoly type acts that just happen to have anime tie-ins like Arashi or next weeks Nogizaka46 which will almost certainly take the top spot and lead to confusion but oh well not like I figure a lot of people would care either way since they mostly just come in to do cheerleading.

Oct 28, 2015 10:02 AM by PeacingOut

tsubasalover said:

19. **2,987 *,**2,987 One Punch Man OP "THE HERO !! ~Okoreru Kobushi ni Hi wo Tsukero~" by JAM Project

man one punch man is rising fast!

33. **2,034 *,**2,034 DIABOLIK LOVERS VERSUS SONG Requiem (2) Bloody Night Vol.1 Ayato VS Subaru by Hikaru Midorikawa, Takashi Kondou
36. **1,847 *,**1,847 DIABOLIK LOVERS Do-S Kyuuketsi CD BLOODY BOUQUET Vol.7 Shin Tsukinami bu Showtaro Morikubo (Drama CD)


japan actually cares for this bull series...-_-


83. ***,783 *,*19,218 Maaya Sakamoto "FOLLOW ME UP" (incl. Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 4 - Nikushimi no Kioku Kara Theme Song "Arco" and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk ED "Waiting for the rain")


lol! still making music, huh?

Oct 28, 2015 6:51 AM by TomDay

mayukachan said:
Also holy shit 800k on that arashi cd
I wonder what it's about


Not all on the MAL lists are related to anime. Any artist that may have done even a single OP/ED are included, even if the particular single/album is not related to anime. Funny thing is that radio/game CDs done by seiyuu (they have more of a relation to anime since they voice characters and often sing insert songs/OP/ED) or do have a relation to an anime series are somehow excluded.

For Arashi's sales, they are all because of their brand name, as is the case for many other mainstream artists.

Same thing can be said for some singles or albums that are actually related to anime, such as BUMP OF CHICKEN's Kekkai Sensen OP, where the majority of the sales was because of their brand name rather than due to being the Kekkai Sensen OP single.

Oct 28, 2015 2:37 AM by Ejc

When they came up with iM@S Side M unit names, did nobody tell them there was already an idol unit named W?


Oct 28, 2015 12:45 AM by Zazie122

Yes, Lance's op is good, I like the singer too as VA

Oct 28, 2015 12:37 AM by Vanschia

good for Gundam
but damn One Punch Man flopped on this one, wtf i thought that song is amazing

Oct 27, 2015 7:11 PM by isekai

Good to see Gundam opening doing well. Glad to see lots of good stuff this season. Noragami's to enalso pretty good.

Oct 27, 2015 7:05 PM by DeusExMavro

Slay it ARASHI!!!!!!

Oct 27, 2015 2:37 PM by Machination

mayukachan said:
Idolmaster side m is killin' it. I need to get those cds.


Also holy shit 800k on that arashi cd
I wonder what it's about


Mainstream Johnny's band simple as that, it's like the male equivalent of one of the 48s. If the sales are over 100K in the first week just assume it's one of the mainstream bands.

Oct 27, 2015 11:38 AM by PeacingOut

That idolmaster sideM makes me wanna puke :(


OPM only 3K :'(

So what's good sales?
Is 5K decent and below that bad?

Oct 27, 2015 10:23 AM by ichii_1

AP24 said:
G_Spark233 said:
Surprised to see Lance N' Masqus so high!


It's by Suzuko Mimori after all


Quick explanation for those not in the know, she's Umi Sonoda from Love Live and pretty popular in her own right as a solo artist. Same with Emi Nitta in third place for albums who is Honoka Kousaka from Love Live as well. Might as well be a free ticket to the top of the anisong rankings, I mean the Love Live/iDOLM@STER monopoly is still only breaking for the main stream artists and even then not really in the case of Spyair.

Oct 27, 2015 10:05 AM by PeacingOut

DatRandomDude said:
Dat moment when the Lance n Masques OP has more sales than SPYAIR. :c


Well, it's not that bad, to be fair. Not as good as I'm A Believer, though.

Oct 27, 2015 5:41 AM by yhunata

19. **2,987 *,**2,987 One Punch Man OP "THE HERO !! ~Okoreru Kobushi ni Hi wo Tsukero~" by JAM Project
32. **1,831 *,**1,831 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry ED "Haramitsu Renka" by ALI PROJECT

Only just found out JAM Project did the OP for this, a cracking song as well. Haramitsu Renka just gets better and better the more you listen to it. Shame both are fairly low in sales. Expected though.

Oct 27, 2015 5:23 AM by VulgarLife

Dat moment when the Lance n Masques OP has more sales than SPYAIR. :c

Oct 27, 2015 5:15 AM by DatRandomDude

Idolmaster side m is killin' it. I need to get those cds.


Also holy shit 800k on that arashi cd
I wonder what it's about

Oct 27, 2015 3:09 AM by Mayuka

G_Spark233 said:
Surprised to see Lance N' Masqus so high!


It's by Suzuko Mimori after all

Oct 27, 2015 3:06 AM by AP24

j-pop man j-pop

Oct 27, 2015 2:59 AM by ultravigo