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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Jan 11 - 17

by tsubasalover
Jan 19, 2016 12:59 AM | 64 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for January 11 - 17

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

Blu-ray
*1. 4,073 220,236 Love Live! The School Idol Movie Limited Special Edition
*2. 2,934 **2,934 Working!!! Vol.6 Limited Edition
*3. 2,710 **2,710 K: Return of Kings Vol.4 Limited Edition
*4. *,839 *12,294 Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Saikai
*5. *,690 *48,858 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!
*6. *,371 *23,419 Owarimonogatari Vol.1 Ougi Formula Limited Edition
*7. *,346 *51,829 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.2
*8. *,337 *12,986 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *,307 *16,068 Aria The Animation Blu-ray BOX
(cut-off 307)


DVD
*1. *,709 ***,709 Working!!! Vol.6 Limited Edition
*2. *,491 *18,034 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa HD-Remaster
*3. *,451 *51,969 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
*4. *,379 ***,379 K: Return of Kings Vol.4
*5. *,345 **6,168 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Mija to Mahou no Lamp
*6. *,344 **3,932 Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Saikai
*7. *,322 *13,930 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 23: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari - Saboten Daisuugeki
*8. *,297 **5,104 Starmyu Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *,285 *26,854 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
10. *,267 *11,025 One Piece Log Collection "Noah" (ep.555-573)

11. *,262 **6,485 Pokemon the Movie XY: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa
12. *,262 **9,700 Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers
13. *,257 137,052 Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! Special Price Edition
14. *,236 *10,175 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.9
15. *,187 *30,839 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Pikapika Collection - Anpanman Tanjou/Anpanman to Baikinman
16. *,177 *16,128 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.2
(cut-off 177)

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

*1. 26,605 Owarimonogatari (2015/12/23)
*2. 15,613 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? (2015/12/25)
*3. 11,088 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphens (2015/12/24)
*4. 10,220 One Punch Man (2015/12/24)
*5. *9,934 Starmyu (2015/12/23)
*6. *7,421 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus 2nd Season (2015/12/23)
*7. *5,100 Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! (2015/12/16)
*8. *4,015 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst (2015/12/25)
*9. *3,995 K: Return of Kings (2015/11/11)
10. *3,420 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (2015/12/25)
11. *3,151 Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen (2015/12/25)
12. *3,126 Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid (2015/12/18)
13. *2,815 Dance with Devils (2015/12/25)
14. *2,804 Lupin III (2015) (2015/12/23)
15. *2,477 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (2015/12/23)
16. *1,738 Hidan no Aria AA (2015/12/25)
17. *1,599 Hacka Doll: The Animation (2015/12/25) [Blu-ray]
18. *1,241 Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken (2016/01/06)
19. *1,148 Heavy Object (2015/12/23) *
20. **,887 Young Black Jack (2015/12/23)
21. **,664 Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (2015/12/25) *
22. **,626 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (2015/12/25) [Blu-ray BOX/DVD Box] *
23. **,281 Fushigi na Somera-chan (2015/12/26)
* - partial sales


No Data
**. **,*** Lance N' Masques (2015/12/16)


Not Released Yet
Haikyuu!! Second Season (2016/01/20)
Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou (2016/01/20)
Comet Lucifer (2016/01/29) [Blu-ray]
Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou (2016/01/29) [Blu-ray]
Osomatsu-san (2016/01/29)
Noragami Aragoto (2016/02/19)
Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider (2016/02/24) [Blu-ray/DVD BOX]
Anitore! EX (2016/02/26) [Blu-ray BOX]
Teekyuu 6 (2016/02/26) [Blu-ray BOX]
Diabolik Lovers More,Blood (2016/03/25)
DD Hokuto no Ken 2 (2016/03/25) [DVD]
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan (2016/03/25) [Blu-ray/DVD Box]
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen (2016/03/30) [Blu-ray BOX]

Source: Oricon Youtaiju, Someanithing

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Ejc said:
jayvee2016 said:
Oh thank you for that.. well I believed they can reach 250K (y) As for the BD sales, I got some links that states that Love Live Movie is the 5th best selling BD Animation of Japan and 3rd if disney movies are not included. Evangelion is the top 1 and 2, is Macross Frontier a BD Animation too?


Yes it is the 5th best selling Animation BD: http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/34386/rank/blu-ray/. That's how high it'll go though, because 325K+ by the Big Hero 6 movie is just way out of reach.

Macross Frontier movies were originally released on DVD in 2010 and 2011, but the majority of its sales was from the PS3 game bundle. Macross Frontier is probably one of the pioneering anime franchises to start using multimedia tie-ins to boost sales significantly.

jayvee2016 said:
I got high hopes for aqours, I just wish they can maintain the hype of µ's or even better make it bigger than the original. The records of µ's are actually pretty extraordinary so I wish aqours luck!


I think Aqours should be OK since their debut single just passed the Idolmaster Cinderella Girls OP, "Star!!" (which had an event ticket and BD Video/Audio all bundled) in sales as of this week, and it only recently just had an anime adaptation announced. The telling point will be how the second single sells with the anime now announced, the addition of Aqours into the successful mobile game, and all the Nico Nico Live and other promotional events that are planned for Aqours. I think the anime, the mobile game and the live concerts were the 3 corner stones needed by µ's to have achieved all of the records that they have now.

Cumulative sales / Weeks Charted / CD Title
65,760 *14 君のこころは輝いてるかい? (Aqours 1stシングル)
65,410 *19 Star!! (THE IDOLM@STER シンデレラガールズ OP)

Next milestone for Aqours is to pass the Idolmaster Million Live Theme Song, "Dreaming!" (which had Million Live 3rd live event ticket, Million Live Game serial code, and BD Animation from Day 1/2 of the Million Live 2nd live all bundled), which is at 67,428.


not sure about aqours though.. Remember that they managed to pull off that 65K sales by riding through µ's popularity. When aqours debuted, there is no announcement about µ's final live yet. It will be interesting to see whether they can stand on their own now that µ's is on their last few months

Jan 21, 2016 3:09 PM by jayvee2016

I'm a noob to the sells game guys and I was curious just to help myself gauge some sells for some upcoming volumes. I'm sure it ranges and is different for each anime but for the most part how many copies would you say the first print of CDJapan is?

Because they show when their first print has sold out or about to and that will help alot knowing close to how many copies that would be :p

Please and thanks in advance.

Jan 21, 2016 2:57 PM by Cody_Abbott

moonnya said:
Agafin said:
More like 70 to 80%. I doubt it's as low as you stated besides in exceptional cases.

actually its around 60-70%
http://www.someanithing.com/167

Most of those cases in there use the number of copies shipped which is obviously more than the number sold. So a 60-70% coverage by Oricon of shipped copies could certainly translate to 70-80% of sold copies.

Jan 20, 2016 11:39 AM by Agafin

moonnya said:
Agafin said:
More like 70 to 80%. I doubt it's as low as you stated besides in exceptional cases.

actually its around 60-70%
http://www.someanithing.com/167


huh, I used to take it as 80 too, so it's like 70

I knew haruhi sales were messed up by oricon, but seeing the numbers it's actually even bigger mishap

Jan 20, 2016 10:46 AM by JetNoir

tingy said:
I wish ShoHolly had such sales


That was a good anime, but really slow paced and focused more on the training and the hard work it takes to becoming an idol. Starmyu on the other hand was more fast paced and had colorful and cheesy inserts song just like UtaPri.

After the finale of K I'm not surprised to see it have bad sales it wasn't as good as the first season. Their light novels and manga are better than the animated series anyways more Totsuka and Homra/Scepter 4 alphabet baes development. xD If they do decide to make another anime its probably going to adapt the K Gakuen manga and probably just be short episodes like the Shingeki one.

Jan 20, 2016 10:02 AM by Roloko

what happened to the working S3 sales? isn't it first volume sold around 6K?

Jan 20, 2016 9:13 AM by Kuma

*5. *,690 *48,858  Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!

Such high sales and I haven't even heard about it !
Where the lolicons are at ?

Jan 20, 2016 9:03 AM by Z-Dante

Agafin said:
moonnya said:
Oricon sales are usually 50%-60% real sales.
More like 70 to 80%. I doubt it's as low as you stated besides in exceptional cases.

actually its around 60-70%
http://www.someanithing.com/167

Jan 20, 2016 8:56 AM by moonnya

Onii-chan said:
As always, overwhelming BS sales presented by Love Live. Makes me wonder why its popularity lasts long.
As Ejc mentioned above, LoveLive is not just anime, not just music, not just concerts, not just a game, not just fan meetings, manga, novels... it is a full multimedia marketing machine and it just keeps on putting out hit after hit after hit, concerts in larger and larger venues, more and more players in the game (14 million now), now a new set of girls coming on at just the right time as the first set is peaking before fading out. LoveLive has done a good job of putting out the right amount of new content so you know more is coming next and you can afford to buy it all if you're a dedicated LoveLiver.

Jan 20, 2016 8:35 AM by hpulley

moonnya said:
Oricon sales are usually 50%-60% real sales.
More like 70 to 80%. I doubt it's as low as you stated besides in exceptional cases.

Jan 20, 2016 6:00 AM by Agafin

Oricon sales are usually 50%-60% real sales.
everything sells above 3k is consider good, and can have a sequel if it sequel can sell more than 3k... That's some condition, not really right.

Jan 20, 2016 5:01 AM by moonnya

As always, overwhelming BS sales presented by Love Live. Makes me wonder why its popularity lasts long.

Jan 20, 2016 1:33 AM by Onii-chan

jayvee2016 said:
Oh thank you for that.. well I believed they can reach 250K (y) As for the BD sales, I got some links that states that Love Live Movie is the 5th best selling BD Animation of Japan and 3rd if disney movies are not included. Evangelion is the top 1 and 2, is Macross Frontier a BD Animation too?


Yes it is the 5th best selling Animation BD: http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/34386/rank/blu-ray/. That's how high it'll go though, because 325K+ by the Big Hero 6 movie is just way out of reach.

Macross Frontier movies were originally released on DVD in 2010 and 2011, but the majority of its sales was from the PS3 game bundle. Macross Frontier is probably one of the pioneering anime franchises to start using multimedia tie-ins to boost sales significantly.

jayvee2016 said:
I got high hopes for aqours, I just wish they can maintain the hype of µ's or even better make it bigger than the original. The records of µ's are actually pretty extraordinary so I wish aqours luck!


I think Aqours should be OK since their debut single just passed the Idolmaster Cinderella Girls OP, "Star!!" (which had an event ticket and BD Video/Audio all bundled) in sales as of this week, and it only recently just had an anime adaptation announced. The telling point will be how the second single sells with the anime now announced, the addition of Aqours into the successful mobile game, and all the Nico Nico Live and other promotional events that are planned for Aqours. I think the anime, the mobile game and the live concerts were the 3 corner stones needed by µ's to have achieved all of the records that they have now.

Cumulative sales / Weeks Charted / CD Title
65,760 *14 君のこころは輝いてるかい? (Aqours 1stシングル)
65,410 *19 Star!! (THE IDOLM@STER シンデレラガールズ OP)

Next milestone for Aqours is to pass the Idolmaster Million Live Theme Song, "Dreaming!" (which had Million Live 3rd live event ticket, Million Live Game serial code, and BD Animation from Day 1/2 of the Million Live 2nd live all bundled), which is at 67,428.

Jan 20, 2016 1:17 AM by Ejc

I'm following the Japanese threads for autumn anime sales, the latest update there today shows Starmyu has crossed 10k sales and overtook OPM lol. Seriously never thought it would sell this much even with event ticket ballot.

Jan 19, 2016 7:14 PM by komasan

Kaioshin_Sama said:
jayvee2016 said:
Oh well.. haters gonna hate it anyway! XD
Love Live proving it's strength as usual, Glory to µ's! Long liive Love Live! Is it near the 250K BD sales now?


Just over 230K. It's not going to be adding 5K a week anymore though and is finally starting to slow down in it's 5th week (by Love Live standards) but could still potentially get there by years end. As of now it's past the first Macross Frontier movie (Also by Bandai Visual coincidentally), but would need to add another 24K or so to pass the second one. In terms of standalone anime movies with no game tie-in package no other anime movie has done better on Blu-Ray at this point. To put it in perspective it had 20K more sales in it's first week than the Madoka Rebellion movie had by the time it stopped charting period BD/DVD combined and is now even above Unicorn Volume 7 for Bandai Visual which was the best selling anime package for 2014.

Actually I didn't realize it myself as others probably didn't because of their curiously low profile in the west, but since the decade has started Bandai/Sunrise has only missed having the best selling domestically originated anime BD/DVD package in Japan all of once in 2013 when the 3rd Evangelion movie came out on account of Gundam, Macross, Love Live and a few other things that seem to sell really well and they have a reasonable chance of doing it again in 2016 depending on what they choose to go with package wise for Love Live Sunshine and Macross Frontier and how well Kizumonogatari manages to do on disc.


Oh thank you for that.. well I believed they can reach 250K (y) As for the BD sales, I got some links that states that Love Live Movie is the 5th best selling BD Animation of Japan and 3rd if disney movies are not included. Evangelion is the top 1 and 2, is Macross Frontier a BD Animation too?

I got high hopes for aqours, I just wish they can maintain the hype of µ's or even better make it bigger than the original. The records of µ's are actually pretty extraordinary so I wish aqours luck!

Jan 19, 2016 4:30 PM by jayvee2016

jayvee2016 said:
Oh well.. haters gonna hate it anyway! XD
Love Live proving it's strength as usual, Glory to µ's! Long liive Love Live! Is it near the 250K BD sales now?


Just over 230K. It's not going to be adding 5K a week anymore though and is finally starting to slow down in it's 5th week (by Love Live standards) but could still potentially get there by years end. As of now it's past the first Macross Frontier movie (Also by Bandai Visual coincidentally), but would need to add another 24K or so to pass the second one. In terms of standalone anime movies with no game tie-in package no other anime movie has done better on Blu-Ray at this point. To put it in perspective it had 20K more sales in it's first week than the Madoka Rebellion movie had by the time it stopped charting period BD/DVD combined and is now even above Unicorn Volume 7 for Bandai Visual which was the best selling anime package for 2014.

Actually I didn't realize it myself as others probably didn't because of their curiously low profile in the west, but since the decade has started Bandai/Sunrise has only missed having the best selling domestically originated anime BD/DVD package in Japan all of once in 2013 when the 3rd Evangelion movie came out on account of Gundam, Macross, Love Live and a few other things that seem to sell really well and they have a reasonable chance of doing it again in 2016 depending on what they choose to go with package wise for Love Live Sunshine and Macross Frontier and how well Kizumonogatari manages to do on disc.

Jan 19, 2016 3:41 PM by PeacingOut

Oh well.. haters gonna hate it anyway! XD
Love Live proving it's strength as usual, Glory to µ's! Long liive Love Live! Is it near the 250K BD sales now?

Jan 19, 2016 2:51 PM by jayvee2016

Working deserves more than those numbers, I could watch it endlessly...

Jan 19, 2016 2:28 PM by FireEmblemIke24

And as always, the Love Live hype train isn't slowing down anytime soon.

Jan 19, 2016 2:12 PM by Kryptiq

nice to seeing love live still going strong, kinda curious if osomatsu-san really can sell as much as the other predicted

Jan 19, 2016 2:10 PM by ccdewa