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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for May 16 - 22

by tsubasalover
May 24, 2016 2:20 AM | 27 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for May 16 - 22

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

Blu-ray
*1. 5,933 *5,933 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.5
*2. 2,960 *2,960 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.3
*3. 2,323 *2,323 Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! Vol.6 Limited Edition
*4. 1,526 *1,526 Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Vol.2 Limited Edition
*5. 1,521 *1,521 Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows Limited Edition
*6. 1,468 *1,468 Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachigakari Vol.2 Director's Cut Edition
*7. 1,225 *1,225 Dagashi Kashi Vol.3 Limited Edition
*8. 1,090 *1,090 Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! Vol.6
*9. *,693 **,693 Dance with Devils Vol.6 Limited Edition
10. *,404 **,404 Ajin Vol.3 Limited Edition

11. *,376 26,703 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
12. *,369 56,747 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!
13. *,340 **,340 Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Vol.3
(cut-off 340)


DVD
*1. 4,922 *4,922 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.5
*2. 1,761 *1,761 Diamond no Ace: Second Season Vol.3
*3. 1,549 *1,549 Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Vol.3
*4. *,576 **,576 Dance with Devils Vol.6 Limited Edition
*5. *,548 31,443 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
*6. *,531 **,531 Itoshi no Muco Vol.3
*7. *,406 **,406 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.3
*8. *,344 **,344 Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Vol.3 Limited Edition
*9. *,294 58,915 Tonari no Totoro
10. *,247 **,247 Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! Vol.6

11. *,230 **,230 Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows Limited Edition
12. *,220 29,695 Bakemono no Ko
13. *,207 65,525 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
14. *,203 36,337 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
15. *,167 47,516 Osomatsu-san Vol.2 Limited Edition
16. *,153 **,153 Dagashi Kashi Vol.3
17. *,153 10,325 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Mija to Mahou no Lamp
18. *,149 **,149 Ajin Vol.3 Limited Edition
19. *,135 *5,250 Crayon Shin-chan: Buriburizaemon Hobo Complete
(cut-off 135)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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DarklordVor said:
Grimgar only sells around steady of 3k.... kiss goodbye to second season. I blamed them for the weird montages input soundtrack.

Also I'm surprised about Ajin, it sells so low, but it got second season announced really quickly.

I think they already plan it together shen season 1 was still on going .. worst scenario Ajin Season 2 will be the last ..

Aug 7, 2016 5:09 AM by nearbaskara

Grimgar only sells around steady of 3k.... kiss goodbye to second season. I blamed them for the weird montages input soundtrack.

Also I'm surprised about Ajin, it sells so low, but it got second season announced really quickly.

May 26, 2016 2:53 AM by DarklordVor

katemonster123 said:
Roloko said:


Reminds me of Shounen Hollywood where it had below 1k per volume and still had a second season so my guess would be is that they already had a second season planned before hand or they want to up the sales of the manga more.

I loved this anime honestly and I'm happy that despite its terrible sales its getting a continuation.

it's mainly getting a second season because it was put on Netflix and gained tons of revenue from that.

Oh I see I forgot that Netflix had it so yeah that makes sense. xD They did say that they would help produce anime from what I read in a crunchyroll article so I'm guessing they are backing up the cost.

May 25, 2016 7:54 AM by Roloko

katemonster123 said:
umashikaneko said:


Source? It is one of the popular manga in Japan in the first place. A single volume of Ajin manga sales is equivalent of 30.000-50.000 disc sales.

here and here it's also probably because the manga is really popular in Japan, but I know that the anime gained most of it's earnings from netflix. it was available worldwide i believe.

Ok,thanks but I knew it is on Netflix,I wanted to know source of it is making good money through Netflix.I rather doubted streaming sites can provide good amount of moeny unless it is occasional mega hit like Naruto, SnK or Death Note.
Popular Manga and Re-edition of movie sounds more convincing to me.
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May 24, 2016 10:53 PM by umashikaneko

umashikaneko said:


Source? It is one of the popular manga in Japan in the first place. A single volume of Ajin manga sales is equivalent of 30.000-50.000 disc sales.

here and here it's also probably because the manga is really popular in Japan, but I know that the anime gained most of it's earnings from netflix. it was available worldwide i believe.

May 24, 2016 10:39 PM by katemonster123

katemonster123 said:
Roloko said:


Reminds me of Shounen Hollywood where it had below 1k per volume and still had a second season so my guess would be is that they already had a second season planned before hand or they want to up the sales of the manga more.

I loved this anime honestly and I'm happy that despite its terrible sales its getting a continuation.

it's mainly getting a second season because it was put on Netflix and gained tons of revenue from that.


Source? It is one of the relatively popular manga in Japan in the first place. A single volume of Ajin manga sales is equivalent of 30.000-50.000 disc sales.

Anime adaptation of popular manga often have multi seasons regardless disc sales for whatever reason.

May 24, 2016 10:32 PM by umashikaneko

Roloko said:
Kitsu-nee said:
10. *,404 **,404 Ajin Vol.3 Limited Edition

And it still gets second season? Wow.


Reminds me of Shounen Hollywood where it had below 1k per volume and still had a second season so my guess would be is that they already had a second season planned before hand or they want to up the sales of the manga more.

I loved this anime honestly and I'm happy that despite its terrible sales its getting a continuation.

it's mainly getting a second season because it was put on Netflix and gained tons of revenue from that.

May 24, 2016 10:17 PM by katemonster123

Kitsu-nee said:
10. *,404 **,404 Ajin Vol.3 Limited Edition

And it still gets second season? Wow.


Reminds me of Shounen Hollywood where it had below 1k per volume and still had a second season so my guess would be is that they already had a second season planned before hand or they want to up the sales of the manga more.

I loved this anime honestly and I'm happy that despite its terrible sales its getting a continuation.

May 24, 2016 4:44 PM by Roloko

Yuri Yuri S4 when...

May 24, 2016 8:30 AM by Ahoy_NATO

Atleast they'll make their money back with the BD's, wonder if the other sales will make them consider a sequel :(
*2. 2,960 *2,960 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.3
*7. *,406 **,406 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.3

Pretty good for a short :)
*5. 1,521 *1,521 Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows Limited Edition
11. *,230 **,230 Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows Limited Edition

May 24, 2016 7:56 AM by ichii_1

Kitsu-nee said:
skitzo said:
that is becoming true, im on the minority that likes 2.5D animation to improve more

Well, personally I believe that one day it might become reality, and all anime will be CGI, but right now it looks just cheap and unappealing imo. Cutscenes in some games look better, and in anime visual aspect is a lot more important. I'm not surprised that anime fans don't want to support that.


ye i can understand that, im just a fan of animation in general and want to see the gradual improvements of 2.5D animation with a cheap budget like anime has

May 24, 2016 6:21 AM by j0x

10. *,404 **,404 Ajin Vol.3 Limited Edition

18. *,149 **,149 Ajin Vol.3 Limited Edition
Japan proving once again that they have surprisingly good taste when it comes to liking/disliking edgefest anime
Kitsu-nee said:
10. *,404 **,404 Ajin Vol.3 Limited Edition

And it still gets second season? Wow.
They have to, Netflix financed the first season and they're gonna finance the second one as well

May 24, 2016 6:04 AM by Comic_Sans

thepath said:
Kitsu-nee said:

Well then, sucks for them I guess.

Hopefully it will teach them that nobody wants to watch shitty 2,5D animation :<


Ajin was good. I don't care that much about animation. Story/action/characters > Animation
LMFAO. Then read the manga if you dont care about animation. Anime is VISUAL MEDIA above everything else.

May 24, 2016 5:59 AM by moodie

Kitsu-nee said:
skitzo said:


it was planned to be a split-cour series i heard, just like with Bubuki Buranki too

Well then, sucks for them I guess.

Hopefully it will teach them that nobody wants to watch shitty 2,5D animation :<


Ye same here i really hate CGI i watched both of the 1st episode of this 2 anime and was just nope, jpn will still need some time befor they can make CGI watchable cuz atm with this low frame-rates it just looks bad but else yeh CGI is probably the future of the anime mainly bcz its cheaper to make and faster aswell thats why we are recently getting so many CGI either fully or with lots of parts ben in CGI but well thats why we also get maybe 10anime more then previous year at same season etc they simply want to make more and more....

May 24, 2016 4:48 AM by KurumiNightmare

Too bad about Ajin...at least we do have another season this Fall.

Happy to see Haikyuu!! Second Season at top of the list this week.

May 24, 2016 4:45 AM by Stark700

Kitsu-nee said:
skitzo said:


it was planned to be a split-cour series i heard, just like with Bubuki Buranki too

Well then, sucks for them I guess.

Hopefully it will teach them that nobody wants to watch shitty 2,5D animation :<


Ajin was good. I don't care that much about animation. Story/action/characters > Animation

May 24, 2016 4:09 AM by thepath

I'm glad to see Haikyuu!! topping these lists, but I wish it's sales were more on par with Osomatsu-san. it really deserves it.

May 24, 2016 3:48 AM by Bird

Yay for Hai to Gensou no Grimgar and Yuru Yuri!

May 24, 2016 3:03 AM by Katsu-kun

skitzo said:
that is becoming true, im on the minority that likes 2.5D animation to improve more

Well, personally I believe that one day it might become reality, and all anime will be CGI, but right now it looks just cheap and unappealing imo. Cutscenes in some games look better, and in anime visual aspect is a lot more important. I'm not surprised that anime fans don't want to support that.

Rachmaninow said:
The thing with Ajin is that the story is excellent (the manga even more so) but the animation is garbage compared to the stuff we're accustomed to. As a fan of the series, it tears you apart, lemme tell you.

I was looking forward to this anime mainly because of how gorgeous manga looked, so I'm even more depressed by how anime turned out to be :( I'll definitely buy manga in the future to check it out.

May 24, 2016 2:49 AM by Kitsu-nee

Kitsu-nee said:
skitzo said:


it was planned to be a split-cour series i heard, just like with Bubuki Buranki too

Well then, sucks for them I guess.

Hopefully it will teach them that nobody wants to watch shitty 2,5D animation :<

The thing with Ajin is that the story is excellent (the manga even more so) but the animation is garbage compared to the stuff we're accustomed to. As a fan of the series, it tears you apart, lemme tell you.

May 24, 2016 2:46 AM by Rachmaninow