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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Mar 28 - Apr 3

by tsubasalover
Apr 5, 2016 2:10 AM | 26 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for March 28 - April 3

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

Blu-ray
*1. 22,966 22,966 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. Limited Edition
*2. *9,608 *9,608 Digimon Adventure tri. 2: Ketsui
*3. *5,423 *5,423 Charlotte Vol.7 Limited Edition
*4. *4,659 27,001 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
*5. *4,174 *4,174 Working!!!: Lord of the Takanashi Limited Edition
*6. *3,795 *3,795 Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen Blu-ray BOX 1 Limited Edition
*7. *3,324 *3,324 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
*8. *2,107 10,666 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *1,751 19,210 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza Limited Edition
10. *1,651 21,638 Owarimonogatari Vol.4 "Shinobu Mail" Part 1 Limited Edition

11. *1,623 *1,623 Ushio to Tora Vol.7
12. *1,302 *1,302 Aikatsu! Season 3 "Akari Generation" Blu-ray BOX 5 (eps.153-165)
13. *1,245 *1,245 Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen Vol.4 Limited Edition
14. *1,068 *7,089 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Vol.4
15. **,767 13,869 ARIA The NATURAL Blu-ray BOX
16. **,632 *5,656 One Punch Man Vol.4
(cut-off 632)


DVD
*1. *6,134 31,913 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
*2. *4,664 *4,664 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. Limited Edition
*3. *2,804 *2,804 Digimon Adventure tri. 2: Ketsui
*4. *2,751 *2,751 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
*5. *2,017 *2,017 Working!!!: Lord of the Takanashi Limited Edition
*6. **,967 63,015 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
*7. **,953 **,953 Charlotte Vol.7 Limited Edition
*8. **,932 45,192 Osomatsu-san Vol.2 Limited Edition
*9. **,858 *5,766 Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo-Aji
10. **,854 **,854 Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen Vol.4 Limited Edition

11. **,790 27,023 Bakemono no Ko
12. **,652 *2,276 Diabolik Lovers More,Blood Vol.1 Limited Edition
13. **,634 *1,612 Doraemon Movie 26: Nobita no Kyouryuu 2006 Super Price Edition
14. **,579 *2,697 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza
15. **,542 **,542 Ushio to Tora Vol.7
16. **,490 **,490 Itoshi no Muco Vol.2
17. **,454 *2,792 Prince of Stride: Alternative Vol.1
18. **,453 56,288 Tonari no Totoro
19. **,358 *3,373 Youkai Watch Special Selection "Shiroinu no Maki"
20. **,354 **,354 PriPara Season 2 Vol.7

21. **,350 *2,356 One Punch Man Vol.4
22. **,324 *2,614 Gintama° Vol.9 Limited Edition
23. **,318 *1,226 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season Vol.1
24. **,317 *1,274 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1 Limited Edition
25. **,316 *1,315 Norn9: Norn+Nonet Vol.1 Limited Edition
(cut-off 316)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Update to my previous post (http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1498280#msg45476657)

High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- has apparently grossed 680 million yen overall from 500,000 attendees:
http://aniloco.info/archives/8969 , so it moves up from #18 to #11. It doesn't look as bad anymore, but still well under expectations for a late-night anime movie with 120+ screens.

Highest Box Office Gross: Late-night/midnight Anime Movies Top 20 (Current as of Apr 10, 2016)

Key: Rank / Cumulative gross / Initial number of screens (Highest number of screens) / Movie Name
*1 ¥2,860,000,000 121(166) 『ラブライブ! The School Idol Movie』
*2 ¥2,080,000,000 129(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 新編 -叛逆の物語-
*3 ¥1,900,000,000 137(186) 映画 けいおん!
*4 ¥1,805,276,384 *77(182) ガールズ&パンツァー 劇場版
*5 ¥1,040,000,000 *64(*88) 劇場版 あの日見た花の名前を僕たちはまだ知らない。
*6 ¥*,850,000,000 102(***) 劇場版 PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス
*7 ¥*,850,000,000 *24(101) 涼宮ハルヒの消失
*8 ¥*,800,000,000 108(157) 傷物語 Ⅰ 鉄血篇
*9 ¥*,743,000,000 *94(***) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Rising-
10 ¥*,700,000,000 *38(*99) 劇場版 マクロスF 恋離飛翼
11 ¥*,680,000,000 120(152) 映画 ハイ・スピード-Free! Starting Days-
12 ¥*,678,184,800 *39(*85) THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE 輝きの向こう側へ (VideoM@ster版 = ¥772,973,700)
13 ¥*,650,000,000 *30(*31) 劇場版 マクロスF 虚空歌姫
14 ¥*,600,000,000 *70(*94) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Beginning-
15 ¥*,590,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 前編 -始まりの物語-
16 ¥*,560,000,000 *18(*48) 劇場版 シュタインズゲート 負荷領域のデジャヴ
17 ¥*,560,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 後編 -永遠の物語-
18 ¥*,550,000,000 *50(*51) 魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's
19 ¥*,500,000,000 *30(*93) 劇場版 とある魔術の禁書目録 エンデュミオーンの奇蹟
20 ¥*,460,000,000 *80(***) 劇場版 弱虫ペダル

Apr 10, 2016 1:05 AM by Ejc

@gophercg with a few exceptions, most anime sales occur on pre-sales and sales day, the bulk in the first week with a few more the next week. Very popular titles may sell for a few weeks and exceptions to the rule like LoveLive and GaruPan may rank for months or years.

Gibli titles are probably the most similar to western releases like Disney. Both rank every year around Christmas as parents buy the classics for their kids. We see them on the rankings every December, forcing some poor selling new anime off the weekly lists, forcing us to look for them in the extended list and rankings.

Apr 8, 2016 7:15 AM by hpulley

Ejc said:
gophercg said:


I didn't finish Itsuwari yet, but was quite surprised too. This one right?
Amazon jp
That's $258usd for 12 episodes, slightly higher price per episode compared to on sale 3episode BD LEs ($64usd vs $50 like OPM/noragami).
Also mentions "original episode movies", OVA? It's a trilogy I heard, so S3 will finish the last game. Well cour 1 was mostly onsen episodes, so the BD sales makes sense...


The BD-BOX is slightly cheaper per episode than a standard volume of a 12 episode TV Anime. What you guys are comparing to are TV Anime with cheaper volumes, but are in no way typical price. Typical price is at least > ¥7,000 for 2 episodes. Although, even if the BD-BOX is cheaper overall, it is still a higher upfront cost, because non BD-BOX TV Anime has the cost spread out across many volumes at least.

Discounts are disregarded to make the comparison fair, and the 8% sales tax is included in Amazon JP prices.
¥36,720 (¥34,000 w/o 8% tax) for 12 episodes = ¥3,060/episode (¥2,833.33/episode w/o 8% tax).
¥*7,560 (¥*7,000 w/o 8% tax) for *2 episodes = ¥3,780/episode (¥3,500/episode w/o 8% tax).

● Standard TV anime examples used is Girls und Panzer and Love Live.

Nice to know. So price is similar. I assumed sales was long term, like US amazon BD sales has long term ~40% off most classics (with extra discounts during some holidays). Seems jp is different.
Also nice that Ituwari doesn't need to worry about drop off across 6 volumes. Oh I just noticed Amazon doesn't ban reverse import... Girls und Panzer complete for 5k-7k yen. Can't understand comments, but kinda funny their all tutorials on how to disable forced subs on ps4, pc etc.

Apr 8, 2016 6:32 AM by gophercg

gophercg said:
-ShadowClaw- said:


Arpeggio went into its own route and basically managed to finish the series with this final movie.
Considering that it is rather successful and the actual manga story line is still ongoing... there is a strong chance that a remake will come into the future.

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen: Those sales ar actually rather good..considering this is a box set and has a way above average price range than your typical volumes....Here is to hoping the third season will come too...and maybe this time..they try to avoid the mistakes of the second and at least make it as good as the first if not better. (it was still good but it is a drop in quality compared to S1)


I didn't finish Itsuwari yet, but was quite surprised too. This one right?
Amazon jp
That's $258usd for 12 episodes, slightly higher price per episode compared to on sale 3episode BD LEs ($64usd vs $50 like OPM/noragami).
Also mentions "original episode movies", OVA? It's a trilogy I heard, so S3 will finish the last game. Well cour 1 was mostly onsen episodes, so the BD sales makes sense...


The BD-BOX is slightly cheaper per episode than a standard volume of a 12 episode TV Anime. What you guys are comparing to are TV Anime with cheaper volumes, but are in no way typical price. Typical price is at least > ¥7,000 for 2 episodes. Although, even if the BD-BOX is cheaper overall, it is still a higher upfront cost, because non BD-BOX TV Anime has the cost spread out across many volumes at least.

Discounts are disregarded to make the comparison fair, and the 8% sales tax is included in Amazon JP prices.
¥36,720 (¥34,000 w/o 8% tax) for 12 episodes = ¥3,060/episode (¥2,833.33/episode w/o 8% tax).
¥*7,560 (¥*7,000 w/o 8% tax) for *2 episodes = ¥3,780/episode (¥3,500/episode w/o 8% tax).

● Standard TV anime examples used is Girls und Panzer and Love Live.

Apr 8, 2016 4:18 AM by Ejc

-ShadowClaw- said:
ichii_1 said:
Shiba Inu Finds A Way!

16. **,490 **,490 Itoshi no Muco Vol.2

OPM :(
Arpeggio doing good, more movies or new season please.


Arpeggio went into its own route and basically managed to finish the series with this final movie.
Considering that it is rather successful and the actual manga story line is still ongoing... there is a strong chance that a remake will come into the future.

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen: Those sales ar actually rather good..considering this is a box set and has a way above average price range than your typical volumes....Here is to hoping the third season will come too...and maybe this time..they try to avoid the mistakes of the second and at least make it as good as the first if not better. (it was still good but it is a drop in quality compared to S1)


I didn't finish Itsuwari yet, but was quite surprised too. This one right?
Amazon jp
That's $258usd for 12 episodes, slightly higher price per episode compared to on sale 3episode BD LEs ($64usd vs $50 like OPM/noragami).
Also mentions "original episode movies", OVA? It's a trilogy I heard, so S3 will finish the last game. Well cour 1 was mostly onsen episodes, so the BD sales makes sense...

More Arpeggio anything is nice. One of the most successful CG series. Hopefully Sanzigen improves on BB s2.

Charlotte is controversial. Maybe JP tastes prefer this. For PA Works, vol1 has higher sales than Nagi no Asukara.

Apr 8, 2016 12:49 AM by gophercg

Zapredon said:
It's so amazing to see Aria selling well after all this years.


I'm hoping this makes Right Stuf see that a US Blu-Ray release would be feasible :/

Apr 7, 2016 8:38 PM by F0RMATION

I might get Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda Limited Edition.

Apr 7, 2016 10:18 AM by Rikku

It's so amazing to see Aria selling well after all this years.

Apr 7, 2016 9:59 AM by Zapredon

Why does Charlotte succeed
Why
Maeda can't write
Does no one see?

Apr 6, 2016 4:25 PM by ZachM

Hard to believe the sales for Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen. That didn't exactly turn out as well as I was hoping it would in terms of the show itself. But shows the power of fan support. Even if you throw out a poor product, people will buy it.

Apr 5, 2016 11:16 AM by FlareKnight

ichii_1 said:
Shiba Inu Finds A Way!

16. **,490 **,490 Itoshi no Muco Vol.2

OPM :(
Arpeggio doing good, more movies or new season please.


Arpeggio went into its own route and basically managed to finish the series with this final movie.
Considering that it is rather successful and the actual manga story line is still ongoing... there is a strong chance that a remake will come into the future.

regarding other series:

Konosuba again has managed to gain even more sale this week with a strong 2.5k sales...that is difficult to still have a series with a pretty high sale number after the first week..it looks like it will have a 10k average for sure :D

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen: Those sales ar actually rather good..considering this is a box set and has a way above average price range than your typical volumes....Here is to hoping the third season will come too...and maybe this time..they try to avoid the mistakes of the second and at least make it as good as the first if not better. (it was still good but it is a drop in quality compared to S1)

Digimon Adventure Tri is doing very successful...compared to the last few digimon series..this one is actually good..they really took great care and to the fans considerations into doing it this time..the orignal gang was and will always be the best :D

Apr 5, 2016 8:50 AM by -ShadowClaw-

Shiba Inu Finds A Way!

16. **,490 **,490 Itoshi no Muco Vol.2

OPM :(
Arpeggio doing good, more movies or new season please.

Apr 5, 2016 8:31 AM by ichii_1

Jiharo said:


Even if you want to bring up mainstream Anime movies, why hasn't OP, Naruto movies overtakes Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi?

I mean the second highest grossing movie behind Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi is Howl no Ugoku Shiro and even then, it barely got half of what Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi earns.


Because Spirited Away was a huge phenomenon and is more popular than those movies?
Spirited Away is the most popular movie of Studio Ghibli, that in animated movies is the equivalent to Disney in Japan.

Apr 5, 2016 8:00 AM by bigivelfhq

Jiharo said:


How does one splits what is late night or not? Does the upcoming Shinkai's movie Kimi no Na wa counts as late night? While some are generically easy to classify, standalone movies like Kimi no Na wa, Kotonoha no Niwa aren't.

Even if you want to bring up mainstream Anime movies, why hasn't OP, Naruto movies overtakes Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi?

I mean the second highest grossing movie behind Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi is Howl no Ugoku Shiro and even then, it barely got half of what Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi earns.

About if the Massacre in 2008 heavily affects, I think it's better to get a good understanding of the response before deciding but I highly doubt it heavily contributed to it.


You should not compare late night anime movie to more general anime movie not only they targeting different audience but also todays late night anime movie are fully taking advantage of being supported by hard core repeaters such as modern late night anime movie have present goods that changing every week so that fans watch same movie several times or even tens times to collect those goods

Apr 5, 2016 6:42 AM by umashikaneko

> *1. 22,966 22,966 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. Limited Edition

That's cool, I enjoyed the movie a bit. And also, glad to see Digimon Tri 2 break 10k+

Apr 5, 2016 6:05 AM by Stark700

Ejc said:
Jiharo said:
I'm actually surprised that despite how popular LL is(not that I like it), none of the movies these days came close to total gross sales to compete with Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi......


You're comparing two entirely different types of movies. One is a late-night Anime Adaptation movie, the other one is a mainstream Anime Movie. There are certain stigmas still attached with anime that may have a certain portion of the fanbase being otaku in Japan, while this stigma is not really present for mainstream anime movies, especially one from Ghibli.

I am not sure if the Akihabara Massacre in 2008 contributed heavily or not to this stigma, but the perpetrator confessed to being an otaku, so naturally many Japanese have continued to hate on otaku. They would never watch any movies that may also be liked by otaku. I haven't looked around much, but it seems that junior high school girls are statistically very likely to hate otaku in Japan.


How does one splits what is late night or not? Does the upcoming Shinkai's movie Kimi no Na wa counts as late night? While some are generically easy to classify, standalone movies like Kimi no Na wa, Kotonoha no Niwa aren't.

Even if you want to bring up mainstream Anime movies, why hasn't OP, Naruto movies overtakes Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi?

I mean the second highest grossing movie behind Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi is Howl no Ugoku Shiro and even then, it barely got half of what Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi earns.

About if the Massacre in 2008 heavily affects, I think it's better to get a good understanding of the response before deciding but I highly doubt it heavily contributed to it.

Apr 5, 2016 5:40 AM by Jiharo

Jiharo said:
I'm actually surprised that despite how popular LL is(not that I like it), none of the movies these days came close to total gross sales to compete with Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi......


You're comparing two entirely different types of movies. One is a late-night Anime Adaptation movie, the other one is a mainstream Anime Movie. There are certain stigmas still attached with anime that may have a certain portion of the fanbase being otaku in Japan, while this stigma is not really present for mainstream anime movies, especially one from Ghibli.

I am not sure if the Akihabara Massacre in 2008 contributed heavily or not to this stigma, but the perpetrator confessed to being an otaku, so naturally many Japanese have continued to hate on otaku. They would never watch any movies that may also be liked by otaku. I haven't looked around much, but it seems that junior high school girls are statistically very likely to hate otaku in Japan.

Apr 5, 2016 5:12 AM by Ejc

Ejc said:
Girls und Panzer Movie has now grossed over 1.8 billion yen as of April 4th (20 weekends):
http://girls-und-panzer.at.webry.info/201604/article_2.html

Highest Box Office Gross: Late-night/midnight Anime Movies Top 20 (Current as of Apr 5, 2016)

Key: Rank / Cumulative gross / Initial number of screens (Highest number of screens) / Movie Name
*1 ¥2,860,000,000 121(166) 『ラブライブ! The School Idol Movie』
*2 ¥2,080,000,000 129(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 新編 -叛逆の物語-
*3 ¥1,900,000,000 137(186) 映画 けいおん!
*4 ¥1,805,276,384 *77(182) ガールズ&パンツァー 劇場版
*5 ¥1,040,000,000 *64(*88) 劇場版 あの日見た花の名前を僕たちはまだ知らない。
*6 ¥*,850,000,000 102(***) 劇場版 PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス
*7 ¥*,850,000,000 *24(101) 涼宮ハルヒの消失
*8 ¥*,800,000,000 108(157) 傷物語 Ⅰ 鉄血篇
*9 ¥*,743,000,000 *94(***) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Rising-
10 ¥*,700,000,000 *38(*99) 劇場版 マクロスF 恋離飛翼
11 ¥*,678,184,800 *39(*85) THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE 輝きの向こう側へ (VideoM@ster版 = ¥772,973,700)
12 ¥*,650,000,000 *30(*31) 劇場版 マクロスF 虚空歌姫
13 ¥*,600,000,000 *70(*94) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Beginning-
14 ¥*,590,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 前編 -始まりの物語-
15 ¥*,560,000,000 *18(*48) 劇場版 シュタインズゲート 負荷領域のデジャヴ
16 ¥*,560,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 後編 -永遠の物語-
17 ¥*,550,000,000 *50(*51) 魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's
18 ¥*,544,515,096 120(152) 映画 ハイ・スピード-Free! Starting Days-
19 ¥*,500,000,000 *30(*93) 劇場版 とある魔術の禁書目録 エンデュミオーンの奇蹟
20 ¥*,460,000,000 *80(***) 劇場版 弱虫ペダル

● High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- is from Box Office Mojo, which is a source that's usually effected by USD/JPY currency exchange rate changes. If Bunkatsushin, Cinema Today or their official websites releases a more accurate number, then the Box Office Mojo numbers will be replaced.


I'm actually surprised that despite how popular LL is(not that I like it), none of the movies these days came close to total gross sales to compete with Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi......

Apr 5, 2016 5:05 AM by Jiharo

Still super happy that Osomatsu does well. Such a great series, really deserves it.

Apr 5, 2016 4:23 AM by Nakurawari

Girls und Panzer Movie has now grossed over 1.8 billion yen as of April 4th (20 weekends):
http://girls-und-panzer.at.webry.info/201604/article_2.html

Highest Box Office Gross: Late-night/midnight Anime Movies Top 20 (Current as of Apr 5, 2016)

Key: Rank / Cumulative gross / Initial number of screens (Highest number of screens) / Movie Name
*1 ¥2,860,000,000 121(166) 『ラブライブ! The School Idol Movie』
*2 ¥2,080,000,000 129(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 新編 -叛逆の物語-
*3 ¥1,900,000,000 137(186) 映画 けいおん!
*4 ¥1,805,276,384 *77(182) ガールズ&パンツァー 劇場版
*5 ¥1,040,000,000 *64(*88) 劇場版 あの日見た花の名前を僕たちはまだ知らない。
*6 ¥*,850,000,000 102(***) 劇場版 PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス
*7 ¥*,850,000,000 *24(101) 涼宮ハルヒの消失
*8 ¥*,800,000,000 108(157) 傷物語 Ⅰ 鉄血篇
*9 ¥*,743,000,000 *94(***) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Rising-
10 ¥*,700,000,000 *38(*99) 劇場版 マクロスF 恋離飛翼
11 ¥*,678,184,800 *39(*85) THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE 輝きの向こう側へ (VideoM@ster版 = ¥772,973,700)
12 ¥*,650,000,000 *30(*31) 劇場版 マクロスF 虚空歌姫
13 ¥*,600,000,000 *70(*94) 劇場版 TIGER&BUNNY -The Beginning-
14 ¥*,590,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 前編 -始まりの物語-
15 ¥*,560,000,000 *18(*48) 劇場版 シュタインズゲート 負荷領域のデジャヴ
16 ¥*,560,000,000 *43(***) 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 後編 -永遠の物語-
17 ¥*,550,000,000 *50(*51) 魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's
18 ¥*,544,515,096 120(152) 映画 ハイ・スピード-Free! Starting Days-
19 ¥*,500,000,000 *30(*93) 劇場版 とある魔術の禁書目録 エンデュミオーンの奇蹟
20 ¥*,460,000,000 *80(***) 劇場版 弱虫ペダル

● High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- is from Box Office Mojo, which is a source that's usually effected by USD/JPY currency exchange rate changes. If Bunkatsushin, Cinema Today or their official websites releases a more accurate number, then the Box Office Mojo numbers will be replaced.

Apr 5, 2016 4:15 AM by Ejc