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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Apr 25 - May 1

by tsubasalover
May 3, 2016 2:34 AM | 47 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for April 25 - May 1

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

Blu-ray
*1. 21,606 21,606 Owarimonogatari Vol.5 Shinobu Mail Part 2 Limited Edition
*2. 21,331 21,331 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
*3. *8,447 *8,447 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2 Limited Edition
*4. *7,884 *7,884 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Vol.7 Limited Edition
*5. *4,904 *4,904 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.11
*6. *3,865 *3,865 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.8 Limited Edition
*7. *2,872 *2,872 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? Vol.5 Limited Edition
*8. *2,859 *2,859 Gintama° Vol.10 Limited Edition
*9. *2,660 *2,660 Guilty Crown Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
10. *2,491 *2,491 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst Vol.5

11. *2,239 18,799 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito Final - Itoshiki Monotachi e Limited Edition
12. *2,158 *2,158 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.5
13. *1,626 *1,626 Ushio to Tora Vol.8
14. *1,560 *1,560 Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Vol.5
15. *1,538 *1,538 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.5 Limited Edition
16. *1,420 *1,420 Oshiete! Galko-chan Vol.1
17. *1,360 *1,360 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.2
18. *1,313 *1,313 PriPara Season 1 Blu-ray BOX
19. *1,219 *1,219 Durarara!!x2 Ketsu Vol.3 Limited Edition
20. *1,180 *1,180 Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Vol.3 Limited Edition
(cut-off 1,180)


DVD
*1. 24,288 24,288 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
*2. *2,925 *2,925 Gintama° Vol.10 Limited Edition
*3. *2,708 *2,708 Owarimonogatari Vol.5 Shinobu Mail Part 2 Limited Edition
*4. *2,431 *2,431 Meiji Tokyo Renka Movie: Yumihari no Serenade "Tamayori BOX"
*5. *1,356 *1,356 Prince of Stride: Alternative Vol.2
*6. *1,179 *1,179 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Vol.7 Limited Edition
*7. **,912 35,434 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
*8. **,880 *6,082 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.4
*9. **,868 **,868 Isobe Isobee Monogatari
10. **,862 **,862 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2 Limited Edition

11. **,804 **,804 Norn9: Norn+Nonet Vol.2 Limited Edition
12. **,803 **,803 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Vol.8 Limited Edition
13. **,802 **,802 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season Vol.2 Limited Edition
14. **,744 **,744 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst Vol.5 Limited Edition
15. **,709 **,709 Durarara!!x2 Ketsu Vol.3 Limited Edition
16. **,679 **,679 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Vol.11
17. **,673 **,673 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.8 Limited Edition
18. **,622 *2,109 Diabolik Lovers More,Blood Vol.2 Limited Edition
19. **,541 **,541 Ushio to Tora Vol.8
20. **,509 *1,846 Starmyu Vol.5

21. **,505 **,505 Noragami Aragoto Vol.4 Limited Edition
22. **,497 46,834 Osomatsu-san Vol.2 Limited Edition
23. **,484 64,759 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
24. **,483 **,483 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.5
25. **,457 **,457 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.2
26. **,449 28,757 Bakemono no Ko
27. **,444 *2,245 One Punch Man Vol.5
(cut-off 444)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Agafin said:
bigivelfhq said:


The decrease from the previous season it is really drastic. Not counting Enchouzen that is majority reaired episodes(and it still sells more than this around 3k copies), this season declined from a 12,575 average to a 6,742. Almost half of the sales. This volume seems to continue that pattern.


Why don't you count Enchousen? It's another season as well afterall. Also, Gintama's drop isn't that bad really. Bakemonogatari averaged 79k in 2010 while Owari is struggling to hit 25k, doesn't mean that Owari is doing bad, it(s just a natural fatigue that happens with all these anime as they lengthen.

Thing is, can you name any recent anime that is 300+ episodes overall and still averages 5k+? One Piece doesn't, Naruto didn't, Bleach (after 300 episodes) didn't either. I think Gintama is doing excellently everything considered.


almost half of Enchouten is past episodes. 10 old episodes and 14 new ones. And that is why even only having 4 disks that season lost 3k copies per volume from the previous one. Enchouten has a format so different from the others seasons, that it can be seen as something separte, but like I already said, this season still has a significant decrease from even Enchouten.

In terms of Monogatari example, is to note that Owari also got a big decrease from the previous season, so it doesn't prove that Gintama isn't doing low, when Owari is also doing. Both are doing low.

And yes, there is a good reason why this kind of significant sales decrease happened with both Gintama, Monogatari and others. The seasons Breaks. But that is just the reason, it doesn't removes the fact that such decreases happened to the series.
Such decreases in sales of seasonal series is the reason why they have only around 4 seasons(with break) at maximum.

About the 300+ episodes and selling overal 5k, One Piece Box sets sell 10k+ so yes in average does above that, though if we forget box sets, Naruto nor One Piece didn't even sold like that in the beginning.
People arent' comparing Gintama with other series, what they are doing is comparing Gintama with itself, so if is to put other series we have to bring how those other series did compared with themselves too. I never really compared how One Piece, Naruto and Bleach did in comparison with themselves, let me do that comparison here, including Gintama:


Resume
by the 7th season/arc in sales comparison with where the series began we have:
1º place - Naruto with 3/2
2º place - Bleach with 2/3
3º place - One Piece with 1/2
4º place - Gintama with 1/3 (Note: From Bakemonogatari to Owarimonogatari is also 1/3 and also 7th seasons)

May 6, 2016 3:06 PM by bigivelfhq

bigivelfhq said:
Agafin said:
So why do people consider 5k+ first week sales for Gintama° as low? That's actually a lot for a series with 300+ episodes in total.


The decrease from the previous season it is really drastic. Not counting Enchouzen that is majority reaired episodes(and it still sells more than this around 3k copies), this season declined from a 12,575 average to a 6,742. Almost half of the sales. This volume seems to continue that pattern.


Why don't you count Enchousen? It's another season as well afterall. Also, Gintama's drop isn't that bad really. Bakemonogatari averaged 79k in 2010 while Owari is struggling to hit 25k, doesn't mean that Owari is doing bad, it(s just a natural fatigue that happens with all these anime as they lengthen.

Thing is, can you name any recent anime that is 300+ episodes overall and still averages 5k+? One Piece doesn't, Naruto didn't, Bleach (after 300 episodes) didn't either. I think Gintama is doing excellently everything considered.

May 6, 2016 12:34 PM by Agafin

Agafin said:
So why do people consider 5k+ first week sales for Gintama° as low? That's actually a lot for a series with 300+ episodes in total.


The decrease from the previous season it is really drastic. Not counting Enchouzen that is majority reaired episodes(and it still sells more than this around 3k copies), this season declined from a 12,575 average to a 6,742. Almost half of the sales. This volume seems to continue that pattern.

May 5, 2016 3:50 PM by bigivelfhq

So why do people consider 5k+ first week sales for Gintama° as low? That's actually a lot for a series with 300+ episodes in total.

May 5, 2016 11:34 AM by Agafin

DarklordVor said:
Well well well... KonoSuba seems to be going strongly at 9k+ each months. I'm glad it's not just because people wanted the RPG game.
...
If you saw screen shots of the game it was really basic, must be using an ancient engine. Honestly I don't think that affected the sale much if at all.

May 5, 2016 11:21 AM by hpulley

Well well well... KonoSuba seems to be going strongly at 9k+ each months. I'm glad it's not just because people wanted the RPG game.

Hopefully they can get another 2k boost like last month for next week to bring it up to 11k.

Everyone is believing on you now, Deen (ノ^_^)ノ

Announce season 3 already! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

May 4, 2016 7:19 PM by DarklordVor

tsudecimo said:
hpulley said:
No. The one in question, Osomatsu san is ¥7000 for BD and ¥6000 on DVD. ¥1000 difference. Who cares?

I meant more in general?
No, the difference is normally small now in general. Check amazon for yourself.

May 4, 2016 3:23 AM by hpulley

OreGairu is where it's at.

May 4, 2016 3:21 AM by Reverberate

hpulley said:
tsudecimo said:

Aren't BDs significantly more expensive?
No. The one in question, Osomatsu san is ¥7000 for BD and ¥6000 on DVD. ¥1000 difference. Who cares?

I meant more in general?

May 4, 2016 1:00 AM by tsudecimo

tsudecimo said:
hpulley said:
Seems too hard for people to understand so I wish these lists would just add them together so there is one single, simple list that won't make people forget to read the second list... Does it really matter anymore whether they are BD or DVD sales?

Aren't BDs significantly more expensive?
No. The one in question, Osomatsu san is ¥7000 for BD and ¥6000 on DVD. ¥1000 difference. Who cares?

May 4, 2016 12:58 AM by hpulley

Damn Owarimonogatari going strong.

May 3, 2016 11:56 PM by Snappynator

hpulley said:
Z4k said:
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I don't understand why people ignore the DVDs lol.
Seems too hard for people to understand so I wish these lists would just add them together so there is one single, simple list that won't make people forget to read the second list... Does it really matter anymore whether they are BD or DVD sales?

Aren't BDs significantly more expensive?

May 3, 2016 11:22 PM by tsudecimo

[quote=Z4k]
Ahoy_NATO said:
Everyone sitting here bitching about what sales mean what and I'm just happy KonoSuba sold around 8.5k again xD
Also really happy to see GochiUsa still selling since it's a favorite of mine, unfortunately the sales have dropped, but that's expected for later volumes.

Konosuba volume 2 sold around 9.3k.

I don't understand
Z4k said:
Ahoy_NATO said:
Everyone sitting here bitching about what sales mean what and I'm just happy KonoSuba sold around 8.5k again xD
Also really happy to see GochiUsa still selling since it's a favorite of mine, unfortunately the sales have dropped, but that's expected for later volumes.

Konosuba volume 2 sold around 9.3k.

I don't understand why people ignore the DVDs lol.
i wasn't ignoring them I just literally didn't see them lol, my bad! Dx

May 3, 2016 6:44 PM by Ahoy_NATO

Z4k said:
...
I don't understand why people ignore the DVDs lol.
Seems too hard for people to understand so I wish these lists would just add them together so there is one single, simple list that won't make people forget to read the second list... Does it really matter anymore whether they are BD or DVD sales? Or put the DVD sales in brackets... or have THREE lists with the totals first as people stop reading after that. You can put the BD and DVD lists in spoilers that two people will take the trouble to open and talk about female sales which is not necessarily true...

The only nice thing is that we got to see the Owari v5 cover this week because it barely beat out Osomatsu san for BDs but that doesn't seem to be worth the rest of the confusion caused by separate lists.

May 3, 2016 6:05 PM by hpulley

Ahoy_NATO said:
Everyone sitting here bitching about what sales mean what and I'm just happy KonoSuba sold around 8.5k again xD
Also really happy to see GochiUsa still selling since it's a favorite of mine, unfortunately the sales have dropped, but that's expected for later volumes.

Konosuba volume 2 sold around 9.3k.

I don't understand why people ignore the DVDs lol.

May 3, 2016 4:34 PM by Z4k

Ahoy_NATO said:
Everyone sitting here bitching about what sales mean what and I'm just happy KonoSuba sold around 8.5k again xD
Also really happy to see GochiUsa still selling since it's a favorite of mine, unfortunately the sales have dropped, but that's expected for later volumes.


90% of comments in these BD/DVD sales thread are like that

May 3, 2016 4:19 PM by harkan

moodie said:
well ur being arbitrary and unnecessary since ur the only one who had this problem.

There only being one person pointing "something" out in one place among many other does not necessarily indicate that "something" is either arbitrary or unnecessary.
No one has a way of grasping the number of people who agree, but don't post, the ones who would agree but only read the opening post here and most importantly, the people who would agree but aren't active on this (part of the) website. When disc sales are being discussed among Japanese fans, it's normal to talk about the total of DVD and Blu-ray copies. Some people also write down their expectations for the sales and rarely write DVD and Blu-ray expectations separately (although that also depends on the target group).
Not that I'd think that the number of people agreeing or not indicates whether something is unnecessary or not.

May 3, 2016 4:17 PM by Face_Faith

Everyone sitting here bitching about what sales mean what and I'm just happy KonoSuba sold around 8.5k again xD
Also really happy to see GochiUsa still selling since it's a favorite of mine, unfortunately the sales have dropped, but that's expected for later volumes.

May 3, 2016 3:47 PM by Ahoy_NATO

LOOOL Gintama is a flop

May 3, 2016 3:33 PM by WhiteFlamee

Face_Faith said:
moodie said:
because we all know the DVDs come from the female consumers

So you excluded the DVD sales in order to leave out the sales acquired by female consumers so that you could look at the sales acquired by male consumers? In that case, Blu-rays are also being bought by female consumers, so I doubt you can compare while assuming the following:
"number of sold DVD copies copies bought by female consumers" (and "number of sold Blu-ray copies ⇔ copies bought by male consumers", since the only ones left to purchase Blu-rays would be male consumers)

Even if you only try to get a rough idea of how the copies bought by male consumers may compare while being aware that there is a margin of error, that margin of error might as well be around 300 copies, which should not be unlikely for two series that sell more than 20.000 copies, but because that hasn't been taken into consideration, it seems that Blu-ray → male consumers, DVD → female consumers is assumed to be rather accurate.

As for female Blu-ray buyers, if I take utapri as an example, both the third season and the previous one sold more Blu-ray than DVD copies for each individual volume and in total (example) - and I doubt that all or even most of those Blu-rays have been bought by male consumers. The overall Blu-ray sales are even twice as high as the DVD sales for the third season, so I think it would be an understatement to assume that only a small amount of Blu-rays (much less an amount equal to the number of DVDs bought by male consumers) is being bought by female consumers nowadays.
When it comes to these two volumes, I can easily imagine that the number of Blu-rays aquired by female buyers is far higher for osomatsu than for owarimonogatari. As for the number of copies bought by male consumers, I wouldn't be surprised if osomatsu's is being lower (although it's impossible to know for sure).

Needless to say, there is nothing wrong with comparing sales acquired by male (or female) buyers only, however I cannot find anything that may be hinting at that in any of the three posts I quoted, if anything, noticing that a long-running series still sells as much as a series in its prime sounds like an observation you would make when looking at how a series' sales changed over time as a whole rather than just sales acquired by a single group of buyers.

moodie said:
i just left it out because we are comparing 1 variable to another.

That still seems to come down to this...
Face_Faith said:
Blu-ray: A sold better than B!
DVD: B sold better than A!
well ur being arbitrary and unnecessary since ur the only one who had this problem. idk why u even wrote a paragraph but im not reading it.

May 3, 2016 2:58 PM by moodie