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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Mar 21 - 27

by tsubasalover
Mar 29, 2016 2:24 AM | 86 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for March 21 - 27

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

Blu-ray
*1. 22,342 22,342 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
*2. 19,987 19,987 Owarimonogatari Vol.4 "Shinobu Mail" Part 1 Limited Edition
*3. 17,459 17,459 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza Limited Edition
*4. 13,102 13,102 ARIA The NATURAL Blu-ray BOX
*5. *8,559 *8,559 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1 Limited Edition
*6. *6,021 *6,021 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Vol.4
*7. *5,024 *5,024 One Punch Man Vol.4
*8. *4,828 *4,828 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.10
*9. *3,657 *3,657 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.7 Limited Edition
10. *3,349 *3,349 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza

11. *2,644 *2,644 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. *2,400 *2,400 Gintama° Vol.9 Limited Edition
13. *2,160 *2,160 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst Vol.4
14. *2,109 *2,109 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.4
15. *1,878 *1,878 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [LocoDol] Yattemita. OVA Vol.1
16. *1,698 *1,698 Lupin III (2015) Vol.4
17. *1,692 *1,692 Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachigakari Vol.1
18. *1,673 *1,673 Prince of Stride: Alternative Vol.1
19. *1,584 *1,584 Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Vol.4
(cut-off 1,584)


DVD
*1. 25,779 25,779 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
*2. *4,908 *4,908 Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo-Aji
*3. *2,590 *2,590 Owarimonogatari Vol.4 "Shinobu Mail" Part 1 Limited Edition
*4. *2,338 *2,338 Prince of Stride: Alternative Vol.1
*5. *2,290 *2,290 Gintama° Vol.9 Limited Edition
*6. *2,118 *2,118 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza
*7. *2,006 *2,006 One Punch Man Vol.4 Limited Edition
*8. *1,624 *1,624 Diabolik Lovers More,Blood Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *1,117 26,233 Bakemono no Ko
10. *1,103 44,260 Osomatsu-san Vol.2 Limited Edition

11. *1,101 *1,101 Durarara!!x2 Ketsu Vol.2 Limited Edition
12. *1,021 *1,021 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.7 Limited Edition
13. **,999 **,999 Norn9: Norn+Nonet Vol.1 Limited Edition
14. **,974 62,048 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
15. **,958 *6,080 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.3
16. **,957 **,957 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1 Limited Edition
17. **,908 **,908 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season Vol.1
18. **,888 **,888 One Piece: Adventure of Nebulandia Limited Edition
19. **,723 **,723 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.7 Limited Edition
20. **,701 **,701 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Vol.4

21. **,652 **,652 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.10
22. **,636 **,636 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst Vol.4 Limited Edition
23. **,604 **,604 Lupin III (2015) Vol.4
24. **,589 **,589 Noragami Aragoto Vol.3 Limited Edition
25. **,583 *3,015 Youkai Watch Special Selection "Shiroinu no Maki"
26. **,572 **,572 Lupin III (2015): Italian Game
(cut-off 572)

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

*1. 106,823 Osomatsu-san (2016/01/29)
*2. *28,129 Owarimonogatari (2015/12/23)
*3. *20,114 Haikyuu!! Second Season (2016/01/20)
*4. *16,199 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? (2015/12/25)
*5. *12,500 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphens (2015/12/24)
*6. *12,240 One Punch Man (2015/12/24)
*7. *10,689 Starmyu (2015/12/23)
*8. **7,632 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus 2nd Season (2015/12/23)
*9. **5,410 Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! (2015/12/16)
10. **4,908 Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo-Aji [DVD] (2016/03/25)

11. **4,015 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst (2015/12/25)
12. **3,995 K: Return of Kings (2015/11/11)
13. **3,627 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (2015/12/25)
14. **3,453 Noragami Aragoto (2016/02/19)
15. **3,151 Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen (2015/12/25)
16. **3,126 Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid (2015/12/18)
17. **2,994 Lupin III (2015) (2015/12/23)
18. **2,815 Dance with Devils (2015/12/25)
19. **2,477 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (2015/12/23)
20. **2,388 Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou (2016/01/20)

21. **2,078 Anitore! EX [Blu-ray BOX] (2016/02/26)
22. **1,738 Hidan no Aria AA (2015/12/25)
23. **1,689 Hacka Doll: The Animation [Blu-ray] (2015/12/25)
24. **1,624 Diabolik Lovers More,Blood (2016/03/25) *
25. **1,472 Teekyuu 6 [Blu-ray BOX] (2016/02/26)
26. **1,390 Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken (2016/01/06)
27. **1,148 Heavy Object (2015/12/23) *
28. **1,076 Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou [Blu-ray] (2016/01/29)
29. ***,887 Young Black Jack (2015/12/23)
30. ***,664 Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (2015/12/25) *

31. ***,626 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (2015/12/25) [Blu-ray/DVD Box] *
32. ***,462 Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider [Blu-ray/DVD BOX] (2016/02/24)
33. ***,317 Comet Lucifer [Blu-ray] (2016/01/29)
34. ***,281 Fushigi na Somera-chan (2015/12/26) *
35. ***,245 Lance N' Masques (2015/12/16)
* - partial sales

No Data
**. ***,*** Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan [Blu-ray/DVD Box] (2016/03/25)

Not Released Yet
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen [Blu-ray BOX] (2016/03/30)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju, Someanithing

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Osomatsu-san & Monogatari leading again lol

Mar 31, 2016 7:12 PM by Kotarou_

KnK 3D sold only 1000 i guess we won't be seeing the other movies in 3D soon.

Mar 31, 2016 10:48 AM by Dab1za9

Nah, it's just me wondering WTF has happened to PA Works post Shirobako....... their next work looks like a cookie cutter mecha so it's probably going to be a flop too.

Mar 31, 2016 10:47 AM by scytheavatar

scytheavatar said:


Can we just all laugh out loud @ Haruchika selling less than Glasslip (584 first week)?

Why would an anime selling badly be funny? that's toxic imo

Mar 31, 2016 10:40 AM by tsudecimo

So....... full numbers are out



Can we just all laugh out loud @ Haruchika selling less than Glasslip (584 first week)?

Mar 31, 2016 10:38 AM by scytheavatar

Usualy for a manga or LN-adapted anime, what percentage of the production budget is from the BD/DVD distributor and from the publisher?

Mar 30, 2016 1:15 PM by AP24

hpulley said:




Also I was not thinking movie production company invest anime to promote movie .

What in my mind is movie production committee (yes Japanese movies have them just like anime) members and anime committee members often share a lot.

Mar 30, 2016 12:00 PM by umashikaneko

hpulley said:
umashikaneko said:



We are talking for success of anime as anime production committe members right?
Alot of people here are talking about success of anime Erazed as Not just disc sales but whether production committee satisfied or not.

people who are bringing up manga sales and viewer rating are aware of KADOKAWA/Fuji TV /KANSAI TV are member of production committee just like ANIPLEX.


We are talking about success of anime Erazed whose production members are consists of TV station/manga publisher Then viewer ratings and manga sales are also important facters of anime success just like disc sales
I was answering your direct question and now you are turning back to the more nebulous question of "what does it mean for the anime to be a success?"

That answer is completely different and unrelated to your first questions.

The production committee and anime does NOT get any money from the manga afterward. BUT... but the manga publisher would consider the anime a success if it increased the sales of the manga. Aniplex, however, would not consider that a success. Aniplex would only consider good disc sales to be a success.

Can't you see the difference?

Similarly the TV station cares about the TV ratings and would consider it a success if it got good TV ratings but the publisher doesn't care about TV ratings, nor does Aniplex other than the fact that good TV ratings _might_ mean more people buy the books and the discs. Might...

I totally agree with You and that is exactly what I was talking about.

As I said I don't expect KADOKAWA distribute manga sales to ANIPLEX or Fuji TV,just anime success is depending on manga sales too when publisher is production committee member

Also anime production committee member(KADOKAWA ) does get money from manga sales afterward




Mar 30, 2016 10:39 AM by umashikaneko

umashikaneko said:
hpulley said:


The anime committee doesn't 'leech' off sales of the manga or the movie. You have it backwards here. The manga publisher pays INTO the production pool to have the anime made BEFORE IT IS MADE but this price is fixed; it is not attached to whether the manga sells more afterward.

Unless the live action movie producers want to put money into the anime to help advertise their movie, the anime will get nothing from the movie. It is not uncommon for anime to advertise the movie but that fee is likely too small for them to be considered part of the production committee. Money the movie makes later is generally not a factor in any of this.

The anime is made on its own as part of the franchise but it is not the franchise itself. If Erased the anime only makes 0.1 billion yen then that is how much the anime made. It doesn't make money from the manga and the movie, they make their own money.



We are talking for success of anime as anime production committe members right?
Alot of people here are talking about success of anime Erazed as Not just disc sales but whether production committee satisfied or not.

people who are bringing up manga sales and viewer rating are aware of KADOKAWA/Fuji TV /KANSAI TV are member of production committee just like ANIPLEX.


We are talking about success of anime Erazed whose production members are consists of TV station/manga publisher Then viewer ratings and manga sales are also important facters of anime success just like disc sales
I was answering your direct question and now you are turning back to the more nebulous question of "what does it mean for the anime to be a success?"

That answer is completely different and unrelated to your first questions.

The production committee and anime does NOT get any money from the manga afterward. BUT... but the manga publisher would consider the anime a success if it increased the sales of the manga. Aniplex, however, would not consider that a success. Aniplex would only consider good disc sales to be a success.

Can't you see the difference?

Similarly the TV station cares about the TV ratings and would consider it a success if it got good TV ratings but the publisher doesn't care about TV ratings, nor does Aniplex other than the fact that good TV ratings _might_ mean more people buy the books and the discs. Might...

Mar 30, 2016 10:31 AM by hpulley

As expected, Bokumachi is a total flop. lol :P. Well, the studio didn't even try for it to sell well. If they did , they would've at least packed better graphics and OST.

All hail KonoSuba , The Savior of anime.

Mar 30, 2016 10:28 AM by Z-Dante

hpulley said:


The anime committee doesn't 'leech' off sales of the manga or the movie. You have it backwards here. The manga publisher pays INTO the production pool to have the anime made BEFORE IT IS MADE but this price is fixed; it is not attached to whether the manga sells more afterward.

Unless the live action movie producers want to put money into the anime to help advertise their movie, the anime will get nothing from the movie. It is not uncommon for anime to advertise the movie but that fee is likely too small for them to be considered part of the production committee. Money the movie makes later is generally not a factor in any of this.

The anime is made on its own as part of the franchise but it is not the franchise itself. If Erased the anime only makes 0.1 billion yen then that is how much the anime made. It doesn't make money from the manga and the movie, they make their own money.



We are talking for success of anime as anime production committe members right?
Alot of people here are talking about success of anime Erazed as Not just disc sales but whether production committee satisfied or not.

people who are bringing up manga sales and viewer rating are aware of KADOKAWA/Fuji TV /KANSAI TV are member of production committee just like ANIPLEX.


We are talking about success of anime Erazed whose production members are consists of TV station/manga publisher Then viewer ratings and manga sales are also important facters of anime success just like disc sales

i mean leech off as whether production committee memberKADOKAWA satisfied or not is depending on manga sales ,well it was wrong word maybe ,I don't expect KADOKAWA distribute manga sales to Fuji TV or ANIPLEX

Mar 30, 2016 10:24 AM by umashikaneko

umashikaneko said:
In other words,0.1-0.15 bn yen in disc sales is manabi line for 12 ep anime.

The question is how much can anime production commitee leech off from sales of manga or movie.
Erased manga sales is 1.7 bn yen
Erased movie sales would be about 1bn yen(0.2 bn yen in first two days)
Erased disc sales would be about 0.1 bn yen

The anime committee doesn't 'leech' off sales of the manga or the movie. You have it backwards here. The manga publisher pays INTO the production pool to have the anime made BEFORE IT IS MADE but this price is fixed; it is not attached to whether the manga sells more afterward.

Unless the live action movie producers want to put money into the anime to help advertise their movie, the anime will get nothing from the movie. It is not uncommon for anime to advertise the movie but that fee is likely too small for them to be considered part of the production committee. Money the movie makes later is generally not a factor in any of this.

The anime is made on its own as part of the franchise but it is not the franchise itself. If Erased the anime only makes 0.1 billion yen then that is how much the anime made. It doesn't make money from the manga and the movie, they make their own money.

The mangaka doesn't make much money from the anime or the movie either, usually just a small manuscript fee and some small royalties, much lower than the amount they make per book sold. They and the publisher still benefit the most from a boost to the manga sales.

Mar 30, 2016 9:01 AM by hpulley

umashikaneko said:
In other words,0.1-0.15 bn yen in disc sales is manabi line for 12 ep anime.

The question is how much can anime production commitee leech off from sales of manga or movie.
Erased manga sales is 1.7 bn yen
Erased movie sales would be about 1bn yen(0.2 bn yen in first two days)
Erased disc sales would be about 0.1 bn yen

The movie is live-action, which is not produced by the anime production committee. Also why should we care about the disc sales for this series? The anime covered the entire manga even though it was rushed, so there won't be another season.

Mar 30, 2016 8:05 AM by AP24

moodie said:
>what is a Noitamina anime
>why does viewership matter more to that block than disc sales
>did the manga get a boost
>does bd sales equate to success

when you answer these questions you will realize why Erased bd sales didnt matter.


To add on this.

-Aniplex made this two boxes instead of 6 volumes because they knew it would undersell so they're trying to maximize profits with only two releases.

-There were never any plans to make an anime until Tomohiko Itou personally persuaded Aniplex produce the anime which means Aniplex never saw it as a potential moneymaker.

People who are saying it's because the japanese didn't like it or it's complete shit are idiots talking out of their ass. All too many times we've seen plenty of good shows get shafted when it comes to sales. BokuMachi just doesn't have the pandering elements that other shows like Konosuba have and doesn't appeal to otaku that way. The manga received a good boost and the live-action movie is performing well so the project was a success.

Mar 29, 2016 9:55 PM by Sterben0022

In other words,0.1-0.15 bn yen in disc sales is manabi line for 12 ep anime.

The question is how much can anime production commitee leech off from sales of manga or movie.
Erased manga sales is 1.7 bn yen
Erased movie sales would be about 1bn yen(0.2 bn yen in first two days)
Erased disc sales would be about 0.1 bn yen

Mar 29, 2016 8:53 PM by umashikaneko

I knew Boku would flop. I didn't understand the hype for it at all. Didn't seem remotely interesting. As for KonoSuba, I'm so happy, considering they already announced a S2, it's nice to know the sales would've earned it one anyway. Can't wait for next week when next GochiUsa vol comes out. Osomatsu-san can go burn. The anime is so boring, don't understand why the Japanese like it so much, but whatever.

Mar 29, 2016 8:42 PM by Ahoy_NATO

bigivelfhq said:
In terms of disk Sales they are low, but it seems that by next week at least it will reach the Manami Line(Manami Line is an heuristic that represent the amount of disk sales necessary to get even in costs and earnings). So not a success, but not a total flop either.


It's the Manabi Line by the way, and it was more of a tradition that originated on 2ch in 2007. Also, the Manabi Line is technically not 2,899 (it was always based on Vol.1 sales, not the average sales of Manabi Straight) anymore. Due to the discovery of the Oricon extended rankings, the Manabi Line is around 3,400 in reality.

EDIT: It is somewhere between 3,400 and 3,407:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/34386/rank/dvd/p/445/

Using 彩雲国物語 セカンドシリーズ 第10巻 and 朝霧の巫女 四, since we know precisely what their Oricon sales are.

Mar 29, 2016 7:49 PM by Ejc

Congrats to Osomatsu but that drop is too huge xD

Mar 29, 2016 7:35 PM by jayvee2016

Mayuka said:
DarklordVor said:
Wait a minute... Pierrot? You're telling me there exist an anime that is not ruined by Pierrot? That's totally huge.
Sabagebu!
The World Is Still Beautiful
Baby Steps
Polar Bear Cafe
Level E
Yumeiro Patissiere
Detective School Q
Kimagure Orange Road
Akatsuki no Yona: Yona of the Dawn

GTO
Hakusho
Even Bleach (they somehow made the fulbring arc enjoyable)

Mar 29, 2016 4:51 PM by Moverman75

DarklordVor said:
Wait a minute... Pierrot? You're telling me there exist an anime that is not ruined by Pierrot? That's totally huge.
Sabagebu!
The World Is Still Beautiful
Baby Steps
Polar Bear Cafe
Level E
Yumeiro Patissiere
Detective School Q
Kimagure Orange Road
Akatsuki no Yona: Yona of the Dawn

Mar 29, 2016 4:27 PM by Mayuka