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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Dec 7 - 13

by tsubasalover
Dec 15, 2015 1:24 AM | 71 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for December 7 - 13

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

Blu-ray
*1. 5,305 **5,305 RWBY Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. 3,690 **3,690 To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd Vol.4 Limited Edition
*3. 2,926 **2,926 Working!!! Vol.5 Limited Edition
*4. 2,265 **2,265 K: Return of Kings Vol.3 Limited Edition
*5. 2,208 *15,512 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.6 (CD Bundle)
*6. 1,908 *47,923 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.2
*7. *,857 ***,857 World Trigger Vol.10
*8. *,768 **6,132 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*9. *,715 **4,989 Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari
10. *,595 ***,595 RWBY Vol.1 Regular Edition
(cut-off 595)


DVD
*1. 1,434 **1,434 Jungle Kurobee DVD-BOX
*2. 1,244 **8,234 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions Vol.6 (CD Bundle)
*3. 1,010 *13,952 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin vol.2
*4. *,876 **6,799 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Gouka no Himawari
*5. *,869 ***,869 To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd Vol.4 Limited Edition
*6. *,862 *47,506 Tonari no Totoro
*7. *,787 *10,522 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 23: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari - Saboten Daisuugeki
*8. *,776 *10,084 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Gouka no Himawari Limited Special Edition
*9. *,713 **2,788 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Mija to Mahou no Lamp
10. *,676 ***,676 Working!!! Vol.5 Limited Edition

11. *,618 133,738 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
12. *,515 ***,515 RWBY Vol.1 Regular Edition
13. *,487 *26,836 Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no "F"
14. *,473 *24,431 Majo no Takkyuubin
15. *,386 ***,386 World Trigger Vol.10
16. *,344 ***,344 K: Return of Kings Vol.3 Limited Edition
17. *,336 ***,336 Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman Vol.2
18. *,334 *15,916 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
(cut-off 334)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Oh cool, all the stuff I'll never buy because of terrible shipping services!
Neat.

Dec 22, 2015 3:22 PM by KungFuCthulhu

Dragonage2ftw said:
ik00n said:
Why does rwby sell so well?

Because it's good.

Well... also because it is an easy money maker when all they have to do is dub it over instead of do everything from scratch. It's probably like 2-3x the profit margins of a normal anime because of that. Warner Bros Japan has already probably made back what it cost them to make it at this point. Any sales beyond this is probably pure profit, and that doesn't include the Manga sales, movie ticket sales, or merchandise.

So they advertised the ever living fuck out of RWBY to get those easy money sales, and you have the result in front of you ;P

Dec 22, 2015 3:10 PM by RealityRush

ik00n said:
Why does rwby sell so well?

Because it's good.

Dec 22, 2015 2:06 PM by Dragonage2ftw

NumenoreanNazgul said:
RealityRush said:
Most Season 1 RWBY episodes were in the 5-7 minute range, usually closer to 5. So the 10 episode set is actually quite comparable to a regular anime 2 episode set at 23-25min per episode. There might be 1 or 2 episodes in those first 10 of RWBY that were 10-12 minutes, but no more than that. So at best you're getting an extra 10-15 minutes of content for the price of a normal anime 2 episode set.

Aka, no, RWBY's set is not really much cheaper than a standard anime 2 episode disc set. It's actually popular enough to sell that much at full price and get building-sized posters at Akihabara ;P


That was when there were 16 web episodes. 12 of those 5-7min episodes were combined into 6 9-12min episodes. So there were 10 9-15 min episodes.

I just looked right now, in the first 10 episodes, only two of them are more than 7 minutes.

Edit: Oh nevermind, I see what you mean, they combined the "part 2" episodes and condensed all 16 into those 10, you're right. Then the Japanese RWBY dub is roughly 2x the content of a regular anime 2 episode set.

Dec 22, 2015 6:15 AM by RealityRush

RealityRush said:
Most Season 1 RWBY episodes were in the 5-7 minute range, usually closer to 5. So the 10 episode set is actually quite comparable to a regular anime 2 episode set at 23-25min per episode. There might be 1 or 2 episodes in those first 10 of RWBY that were 10-12 minutes, but no more than that. So at best you're getting an extra 10-15 minutes of content for the price of a normal anime 2 episode set.

Aka, no, RWBY's set is not really much cheaper than a standard anime 2 episode disc set. It's actually popular enough to sell that much at full price and get building-sized posters at Akihabara ;P


That was when there were 16 web episodes. 12 of those 5-7min episodes were combined into 6 9-12min episodes. So there were 10 9-15 min episodes.

Dec 22, 2015 4:05 AM by NumenoreanNazgul

Results for the Love Live Movie. Yes, the numbers are staggering for a late-night/midnight anime movie.

**1 *** 193,769 193,769 *1 Love Live! The School Idol Movie【特装限定版】
**3 *** **8,528 **8,528 *1 Love Live! The School Idol Movie

Dec 22, 2015 12:07 AM by Ejc

Ejc said:
rederoin said:

Disney movies sell like hotcakes, frozen sales puts any other animation sold that year to shame in Japan.


Although the RWBY BDs where rather cheap for a 10-episode series. Around 1/4th of the normal price for animation BDs I think?


Well comparing to the normal price of a 12 episode TV anime...

RWBY
¥8,640 Limited Edition BD [10 episodes]

Normal 12 episode TV Anime
¥7,350 Limited Edition BD [2 episodes]

So we have ¥864/ep vs ¥3,675/ep. Now that's comparing it to 24 mins of content per episode. I'm assuming every episode of RWBY is 12 mins, since Amazon JP says the total runtime of the BD is 120 mins. So if we compare to a normal 12 episode TV anime, then RWBY would actually come out to ¥1,728/ep, so still pretty cheap at 1/2 the price.

Most Season 1 RWBY episodes were in the 5-7 minute range, usually closer to 5. So the 10 episode set is actually quite comparable to a regular anime 2 episode set at 23-25min per episode. There might be 1 or 2 episodes in those first 10 of RWBY that were 10-12 minutes, but no more than that. So at best you're getting an extra 10-15 minutes of content for the price of a normal anime 2 episode set.

Aka, no, RWBY's set is not really much cheaper than a standard anime 2 episode disc set. It's actually popular enough to sell that much at full price and get building-sized posters at Akihabara ;P

Dec 21, 2015 5:50 PM by RealityRush

Yeah guys RWBY is already on the site so why not just let us put it on here?
1. You already have the manga on here. Yes, THERE'S A MANGA OF IT.
2. It's being remade IN JAPAN so you can't complain about that
3. With Japanese voice actors, and not some no-names either
4. It's even in the Japanese style of anime (and yes I know
5. Anime just means animated in Japanese)
6. This article right here. It's not only popular, it's at the top of the freakin' list!
7. The Japanese themselves endorse it as anime
Let's face it, if the text was Japanese and you didn't see this before, would you really know the difference (besides being 3D)?

Dec 18, 2015 8:24 PM by Fox_BattleshipKY

RWBY is top1. FUCK. YES. Well deserved.

But dw guyse according to MAL it does not exist and is not an anime :^)

Dec 18, 2015 2:11 PM by Ahenshihael

perje said:
ik00n said:
Why does rwby sell so well?


I'm guessing here but i think some international diehard rwby enthusiasts would have also ordered a copy.
International sales don't count for Oricon. Only Japanese domestic sales count so unless all those diehards also used a proxy, which is very unlikely, these are really Japanese sales.

Why did it sell well? Obviously it was good enough for enough people to buy it. They found it interesting and different enough that they wanted it on their shelf. That's really the answer to why anything sells. Animation quality was good enough, seiyuu for the dubbing were good enough, the music was good enough, the whole package was good enough to get people to buy it. Unless you can ask all of them what they liked in particular it will be difficult to really know.

Dec 18, 2015 1:46 PM by hpulley

ik00n said:
Why does rwby sell so well?


I'm guessing here but i think some international diehard rwby enthusiasts would have also ordered a copy.

Dec 18, 2015 1:19 PM by perje

Monty would have busted a nut if he saw this.

Would have.

Dec 18, 2015 1:06 PM by Merkk

Why does rwby sell so well?

Dec 18, 2015 7:09 AM by k00n

Mayuka said:
Wow RWBY at the top and it ain't even an Anime.

I know right?

Dec 18, 2015 5:56 AM by Noctis

rederoin said:
Protaku said:
Damn RWBY rekt shop. I didn't think the Japanese would have welcomed a foreign animation so well, especially one that wants to be considered an anime.

Disney movies sell like hotcakes, frozen sales puts any other animation sold that year to shame in Japan.


Although the RWBY BDs where rather cheap for a 10-episode series. Around 1/4th of the normal price for animation BDs I think?


Well comparing to the normal price of a 12 episode TV anime...

RWBY
¥8,640 Limited Edition BD [10 episodes]

Normal 12 episode TV Anime
¥7,350 Limited Edition BD [2 episodes]

So we have ¥864/ep vs ¥3,675/ep. Now that's comparing it to 24 mins of content per episode. I'm assuming every episode of RWBY is 12 mins, since Amazon JP says the total runtime of the BD is 120 mins. So if we compare to a normal 12 episode TV anime, then RWBY would actually come out to ¥1,728/ep, so still pretty cheap at 1/2 the price.

Dec 17, 2015 6:36 AM by Ejc

Protaku said:
Damn RWBY rekt shop. I didn't think the Japanese would have welcomed a foreign animation so well, especially one that wants to be considered an anime.

Disney movies sell like hotcakes, frozen sales puts any other animation sold that year to shame in Japan.


Although the RWBY BDs where rather cheap for a 10-episode series. Around 1/4th of the normal price for animation BDs I think?

Dec 17, 2015 4:49 AM by rederoin

tsudecimo said:
Protaku said:
Damn RWBY rekt shop. I didn't think the Japanese would have welcomed a foreign animation so well, especially one that wants to be considered an anime.

Japanese people use ''anime'' for everything that is animation. So Forzen and such is also called anime there.

Yeah, I recall Frozen winning some Japan animation award and was like, what. Don't see RWBY winning anything anytime soon though.

Dec 16, 2015 9:52 PM by Protaku

Protaku said:
Damn RWBY rekt shop. I didn't think the Japanese would have welcomed a foreign animation so well, especially one that wants to be considered an anime.

Japanese people use ''anime'' for everything that is animation. So Forzen and such is also called anime there.

The obsession of the term is only prevalent in the west.

Dec 16, 2015 9:50 PM by tsudecimo

Damn RWBY rekt shop. I didn't think the Japanese would have welcomed a foreign animation so well, especially one that wants to be considered an anime.

Dec 16, 2015 9:46 PM by Protaku

Dragonage2ftw said:
Infatuate said:

Earth shattering, sounds about right.

As for RWBY, color me surprised. I personally liked the universe and setting, but the 'animation', ass pulls and lack of logic got to me in season 2.

What ass pulls and lack of logic was there in season 2?

Also, the animation has gotten better in season 3.


Many people think that the reveal of Yang's semblance was an ass pull. BUT you can see her use it in her trailer...

Dec 16, 2015 8:06 AM by Krainzan