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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & DVD Rankings for Jan 25 - 31

by tsubasalover
Feb 2, 2016 2:01 AM | 161 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & DVD rankings for January 25 - 31

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

Blu-ray
*1. 35,795 35,795 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. 21,373 21,373 Owarimonogatari Vol.2 Sodachi Riddle Limited Edition
*3. *8,969 *8,969 Overlord Vol.5
*4. *8,273 *8,273 Kidou Senshi Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory Blu-ray Box
*5. *8,247 *8,247 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX Vol.5 Limited Edition
*6. *7,496 *7,496 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.8 Limited Edition
*7. *6,865 *6,865 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Vol.2
*8. *6,006 *6,006 One Punch Man Vol.2
*9. *5,200 *5,200 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.8
10. *4,860 *4,860 Charlotte Vol.5 Limited Edition

11. *4,510 *4,510 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.5 Limited Edition
12. *4,394 *4,394 High School DxD BorN Vol.6
13. *4,191 *4,191 Starmyu Vol.2 Limited Edition
14. *4,148 *4,148 Non Non Biyori Repeat Vol.5
15. *4,068 *4,068 To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd Vol.6 Limited Edition
16. *3,897 *3,897 Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasuka HD-Remaster
17. *3,244 *3,244 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz! Vol.5
18. *2,935 *2,935 Space☆Dandy Blu-ray BOX
19. *2,801 *2,801 Prison School Vol.5 Limited Edition
20. *2,643 *2,643 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst Vol.2

21. *2,616 *2,616 Gintama° Vol.7 Limited Edition
22. *2,296 *2,296 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.2
(cut-off 2,296)


DVD
*1. 43,313 43,313 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. *3,976 *3,976 Starmyu Vol.2 Limited Edition
*3. *2,773 *2,773 Owarimonogatari Vol.2 Sodachi Riddle Limited Edition
*4. *2,619 *2,619 Gintama° Vol.7 Limited Edition
*5. *2,522 *2,522 One Punch Man Vol.2
*6. *1,341 *1,341 Overlord Vol.5
*7. *1,288 *1,288 High School DxD BorN Vol.6
*8. *1,230 *8,998 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.1
*9. *1,136 *1,136 Arslan Senki Vol.7 Limited Edition
10. *1,041 *1,041 Junjou Romantica 3 Vol.5 Limited Edition

11. **,968 **,968 To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd Vol.6 Limited Edition
12. **,906 **,906 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.5 Limited Edition
13. **,888 **,888 Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen Vol.2 Limited Edition
14. **,855 **,855 Charlotte Vol.5 Limited Edition
15. **,847 **,847 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX Vol.5 Limited Edition
16. **,799 **,799 Durarara!!x2 Ten Vol.6 Limited Edition
17. **,791 **,791 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Vol.2
18. **,710 **,710 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.8
19. **,702 **,702 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst Vol.2 Limited Edition
20. **,696 **,696 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.5 Limited Edition

21. **,671 **,671 Prison School Vol.5 Limited Edition
22. **,659 **,659 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.8 Limited Edition
23. **,592 28,024 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
24. **,578 **,578 Ushio to Tora (TV) Vol.5
25. **,528 **,528 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.2
26. **,514 *3,344 Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down Limited Edition
27. **,474 **,474 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.2 Limited Edition
(cut-off 474)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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ExTemplar said:
I don't understand Japan.


Japan doesn't understand you.

Jul 5, 2016 4:26 AM by Xenocrisi

No, there is little difference in the price for the two formats. 7300 yen for the Osomatsu-san Bluray, 6200 yen for the DVD. 5700 and 4800 with amazon discount. Only stars to count if you can buy multiple copies for a ticket. Otherwise, if you have a Bluray player you'll buy the Bluray.

Feb 10, 2016 4:18 PM by hpulley

[/quote]

As Hpulley explained, some of these female fans are still clinging onto DVDs since many anime still offer both BD and DVD formats. Anime such as Love Live have completely omitted DVDs, which has forced its female fanbase (they make up 43.4% of the Love Live fanbase as of early 2015) to upgrade to the superior BD format just to be able to enjoy the series.

The music concert discs, which are distributed by Lantis, still offers BDs and DVDs, but now we see an overwhelming BD bias, since females fans have already upgraded to BD players. So the BD = male fans and DVD = female fans does hold for the majority, but there are always exceptions nowadays.[/quote]

so basically the BD is more expensive than the DVD? Like 2 to 3 times? If that is the case.. then even if Osomatsu came close to LL in terms of total number of copies sold.. the gross amount is still far from µ's?

Feb 10, 2016 2:57 PM by jayvee2016

jayvee2016 said:
I just realized it now that the DVD sales of Osomatsu is higher than the BD sales. Is that usual? I am just curious.. Love Live's record of 80+K BD is far from the 35K of Osomatsu but they managed to even the odds with their DVD sales


As Hpulley explained, some of these female fans are still clinging onto DVDs since many anime still offer both BD and DVD formats. Anime such as Love Live have completely omitted DVDs, which has forced its female fanbase (they make up 43.4% of the Love Live fanbase as of early 2015) to upgrade to the superior BD format just to be able to enjoy the series.

The music concert discs, which are distributed by Lantis, still offers BDs and DVDs, but now we see an overwhelming BD bias, since females fans have already upgraded to BD players. So the BD = male fans and DVD = female fans does hold for the majority, but there are always exceptions nowadays.

Feb 8, 2016 9:31 PM by Ejc

hpulley said:
jayvee2016 said:
I just realized it now that the DVD sales of Osomatsu is higher than the BD sales. Is that usual? I am just curious.. Love Live's record of 80+K BD is far from the 35K of Osomatsu but they managed to even the odds with their DVD sales
Common for shows which are bought by more female anime fans. Many female fans still just have DVD players. Also common when the event ticket is more important than the anime, if you can use multiple tickets then you might as well get the cheaper DVD version for multiple copies.


ohhh i see. Thank you for this! I learned something new! lol! so BD player for male fans and DVD for female fans.. I will take note of that (y)

Feb 8, 2016 6:51 PM by jayvee2016

Mayuka said:
...Whoa, chill bruh

it's just a joke lmaoooo

I know it is disappointing when you see shows you dislike selling well as you might think that means less chance of shows you like being made but they make so many shows these days, there has to be something you like!
I actually have never felt that way towards any Anime except in the BL fandom where it's actually TRUE because the more spotlight Junjou gets, the less chance something like Kono Danshi would get adapted because that just means most of the fandom enjoys rape instead of soft BL.
Not directed at you alone. Just comes up week after week after week, "Japan has shit taste." No, they just have different taste, please get it people...

I do understand what you are saying about hard BL. Not to my tastes while actual romance in soft BL I can take.

Feb 8, 2016 4:54 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Mayuka said:
He did, and he still hates it because he has shit taste.

Let's just say, it isn't Utapri-level in terms of visuals. It's above average but the visuals are the least important in the series.

It doesn't have to be "shit taste" either to people here or in Japan. It is just different taste.

I dropped Osomatsu-san in the second episode as well. It just isn't for me. But I would never say "Japan has shit taste" because many people there bought a show which isn't my favorite. Just different taste!

I know it is disappointing when you see shows you dislike selling well as you might think that means less chance of shows you like being made but they make so many shows these days, there has to be something you like!

Really wish anime forums could get over the difference here.

Watch what you like, buy what you love. Don't worry so much about everyone else's tastes and purchases.
Whoa, chill bruh

it's just a joke lmaoooo

I know it is disappointing when you see shows you dislike selling well as you might think that means less chance of shows you like being made but they make so many shows these days, there has to be something you like!
I actually have never felt that way towards any Anime except in the BL fandom where it's actually TRUE because the more spotlight Junjou gets, the less chance something like Kono Danshi would get adapted because that just means most of the fandom enjoys rape instead of soft BL.

Feb 8, 2016 4:41 AM by Mayuka

Mayuka said:
Ishihime said:

Instead of complaining why dont you try... you know.... actually watching it? Instead of assuming it's shit just because the art doesn't look like what the standard anime art looks like?
He did, and he still hates it because he has shit taste.

jayvee2016 said:
i dunno tbh, I never watched it so I have no idea about the animation quality. I am just curious, that's all.
Let's just say, it isn't Utapri-level in terms of visuals. It's above average but the visuals are the least important in the series.

It doesn't have to be "shit taste" either to people here or in Japan. It is just different taste.

I dropped Osomatsu-san in the second episode as well. It just isn't for me. But I would never say "Japan has shit taste" because many people there bought a show which isn't my favorite. Just different taste!

I know it is disappointing when you see shows you dislike selling well as you might think that means less chance of shows you like being made but they make so many shows these days, there has to be something you like!

Really wish anime forums could get over the difference here.

Watch what you like, buy what you love. Don't worry so much about everyone else's tastes and purchases.

Feb 8, 2016 4:40 AM by hpulley

Ishihime said:
Todd_ said:
I don't see the appeal for this Osomatsu crap. And of course Prison School isn't selling that well.

God dammit Japan, get your priorities in order, this is ridiculous.

Instead of complaining why dont you try... you know.... actually watching it? Instead of assuming it's shit just because the art doesn't look like what the standard anime art looks like?
He did, and he still hates it because he has shit taste.

jayvee2016 said:
i dunno tbh, I never watched it so I have no idea about the animation quality. I am just curious, that's all.
Let's just say, it isn't Utapri-level in terms of visuals. It's above average but the visuals are the least important in the series.

Feb 8, 2016 4:14 AM by Mayuka

Extended list for the rest of the BD which were right below Rakudai, the mods can perhaps add it to the front page if they want.

All Rank | Wk Sale | Total Sale | #Wks | Title
33 1,942 19,338 2 Persona 3 #3 Falling Down LE
35 1,889 1,889 1 Gakkou Gurashi! v5
36 1,862 1,862 1 Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom
37 1,845 1,845 1 Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- v2
39 1,824 1,824 1 Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai v6
40 1,775 1,775 1 Ushio to Tora v5
41 1,737 1,737 1 Aslan Senki v7
42 1,652 1,652 1 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk v2
46 1,532 1,532 1 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu v8
47 1,441 1,441 1 Hacka Doll The Animation v2
48 1,370 1,370 1 Durarara!! x2 Ten v6
49 1,337 1,337 1 Owari no Seraph Nagoya Kessen-hen v2
51 1,251 9,708 2 Haikyuu!! Second Season v1
52 1,224 1,224 1 Shokugeki no Souma v7
53 1,126 1,126 1 Joukamachi no Dandelion v5
54 1,122 1,122 1 Brigadoon Marin to Meran BD Box
58 1,075 1,075 1 Heavy Object v2
59 1,065 1,065 1 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime v5
62 1,040 1,040 1 Macross Plus Movie Edition
64 1,028 1,028 1 Hidan no Aria AA v2
65 970 970 1 Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade BD Box
69 888 888 1 Concrete Revolutio v1
70 868 868 1 Junjou Romantica 3 v5
73 760 760 1 God Eater v4
75 674 674 1 Sore ga Seiyuu! v5
76 665 665 1 Tai-Madou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai v2
87 527 8,114 5 One Punch Man v1
88 494 49,952 49 Girls und Panzer Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
89 491 491 1 Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace v5
90 488 488 1 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru v2
91 485 4,250 2 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou v5
93 472 24,213 6 Owarimonogatari v1 (Ougi Formula)
97 439 221,211 7 Love Live! The School Idol Movie LE


EDIT: Comet Lucifer v1 sells 223 as a BD-only release. Was a total fail lol

Feb 6, 2016 8:48 PM by KurumiNightmare

jayvee2016 said:
I just realized it now that the DVD sales of Osomatsu is higher than the BD sales. Is that usual? I am just curious.. Love Live's record of 80+K BD is far from the 35K of Osomatsu but they managed to even the odds with their DVD sales
Common for shows which are bought by more female anime fans. Many female fans still just have DVD players. Also common when the event ticket is more important than the anime, if you can use multiple tickets then you might as well get the cheaper DVD version for multiple copies.

Feb 6, 2016 12:28 PM by hpulley

Todd_ said:
I don't see the appeal for this Osomatsu crap. And of course Prison School isn't selling that well.

God dammit Japan, get your priorities in order, this is ridiculous.

Instead of complaining why dont you try... you know.... actually watching it? Instead of assuming it's shit just because the art doesn't look like what the standard anime art looks like?

Feb 6, 2016 9:06 AM by Yumesaiko

jayvee2016 said:
I just realized it now that the DVD sales of Osomatsu is higher than the BD sales. Is that usual?
because it's not a super visually appealing show? it's studio pierrot to boot as well[/quote]

i dunno tbh, I never watched it so I have no idea about the animation quality. I am just curious, that's all.

Feb 5, 2016 1:58 PM by jayvee2016

eternaltorture said:
Mayuka said:
I'll list it in case someone wants to skip it:

Manservice in general:
Episode 1
Episode 11 (First half)
Episode 16 (First half)

BL service:
Episode 16 (Second half)
Episode 17 (First half, one skit)


I listed episode 14 because of the french kiss which led to the increase of OsoIchiOso fanart... lol
i don't think that counts unless you're actually a fujoshi lol
cuz i didn't catch it until people started making fanart of it

jayvee2016 said:
I just realized it now that the DVD sales of Osomatsu is higher than the BD sales. Is that usual?
because it's not a super visually appealing show? it's studio pierrot to boot as well

Feb 5, 2016 7:43 AM by Mayuka

Mayuka said:
eternaltorture said:


You don't have to worry, majority of the fujoshi fanservice is in the later episodes so you're safe until probably ep 14 or something.
I'll list it in case someone wants to skip it:

Manservice in general:
Episode 1
Episode 11 (First half)
Episode 16 (First half)

BL service:
Episode 16 (Second half)
Episode 17 (First half, one skit)


I listed episode 14 because of the french kiss which led to the increase of OsoIchiOso fanart... lol

Feb 4, 2016 5:08 PM by eternaltorture

I just realized it now that the DVD sales of Osomatsu is higher than the BD sales. Is that usual? I am just curious.. Love Live's record of 80+K BD is far from the 35K of Osomatsu but they managed to even the odds with their DVD sales

Feb 4, 2016 4:07 PM by jayvee2016

eternaltorture said:
FlameWingman21 said:

Wait, if there are only that few, it's not really fujoshi's show. I don't care too much about voice actor except for my bae favorite.


You don't have to worry, majority of the fujoshi fanservice is in the later episodes so you're safe until probably ep 14 or something.
I'll list it in case someone wants to skip it:

Manservice in general:
Episode 1
Episode 11 (First half)
Episode 16 (First half)

BL service:
Episode 16 (Second half)
Episode 17 (First half, one skit)

Feb 4, 2016 6:38 AM by Mayuka

FlameWingman21 said:
Mayuka said:
lol, okay

By handful, I mean compared to 100+ skits, there's only less than 10 I would consider pandering to girls.

Wait, if there are only that few, it's not really fujoshi's show. I don't care too much about voice actor except for my bae favorite.


You don't have to worry, majority of the fujoshi fanservice is in the later episodes so you're safe until probably ep 14 or something.

Feb 4, 2016 6:34 AM by eternaltorture

thepath said:
I did not watch Osomatsu-san, but I like to judge anime from its cover. It looks like sh*t

I will try to watch 1st episode to see what is good about it, but that ugly character in cover does not give me any motive to watch.


You dare say my Dayon is ugly? Don't make me come over there and kick you in the face bruh.

Feb 3, 2016 5:31 PM by Roloko

MMMacross said:
Just a correction in the title: "Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.8"

Fixed, thank you.

Feb 3, 2016 5:30 PM by tsubasalover