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Japan's Weekly CD Rankings for May 16 - 22

by tsubasalover
May 24, 2016 2:30 AM | 13 Comments
Here are the weekly CD rankings for May 16 - 22

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

CD Single
*1. 737,951 *,737,951 Arashi "I seek / Daylight"
*3. *31,274 *,*31,274 THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 02 Tulip by Kanade Hayami (CV: Yuuko Iida), Shouko Shiomi (CV: Thing Ru),Mika Shougasaki (CV: Haruka Yoshimura), Frédérica Miyamoto (CV: Asami Takano), Shiki Ichinose (CV: Kotomi Aihara)
*4. *28,136 *,*28,136 Namie Amuro "Mint"
*6. *15,258 *,282,035 Hey! Say! JUMP "Maji SUNSHINE"
*8. *12,678 *,*12,678 Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) 2nd Season OP "Melody" by Pile
*9. *12,330 *,*12,330 Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate-hen ED "High Touch☆Memory" by Yui Ogura
10. *12,185 *,*12,185 Nijiiro Days OP "ONE-SIDED LOVE" by Sonar Pocket
12. **8,716 *,*44,555 Macross Δ OP/ED "Ichido dake no Koi nara / Rune ga Pika tto Hikattara" by Walküre (Mikumo Δ JUNNA, Freyja Δ Minori Suzuki, Kaname Δ Kiyono Yasuno, Makina Δ Nozomi Nishida, Reina Δ Nao Touyama)
13. **8,678 *,**8,678 KEYTALK "MATSURI BAYASHI"
14. **5,629 *,306,338 PriPara Movie: Mi~nna no Akogare♪ Let's Go☆Prix Paris ED "Chicken LINE" by SKE48

15. **4,820 *,*27,670 Genki Zenkai DAY! DAY! DAY! by CYaRon!
19. **3,986 *,*23,543 Koutetsujou no Kabaneri ED "ninelie" by Aimer with chelly (EGOIST)
20. **2,981 *,*22,289 High School Fleet OP "High Free Spirits" by TrySail
22. **2,482 *,**2,482 Kimi ni Maji-kyun! by Teika Ichijouji (CV: Yuuichirou Umehara), Aoi Suminomiiya (CV: KENN), Rintarou Tatewaki (CV: Yuuki Ono), Louis Anjou (CV: Wataru Hatano), Mone Tsukushi (CV: Shouta Aoi), Kanato Hibiki (CV:Takuya Eguchi)
23. **2,467 *,**2,467 Kenichi Suzumura "brand new"
26. **1,981 *,*60,397 Koi ni Naritai AQUARIUM by Aqours
28. **1,741 *,**1,741 Seishun wa On-Going! by Plasmagica
37. **1,426 *,**1,426 Dragon Ball Super ED "Forever Dreaming" by Czecho No Republic
38. **1,418 *,*13,317 Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate-hen OP "SHOUT!" by Mamoru Miyano
39. **1,407 *,*10,655 Leo Ieiro "Bokutachi no Mirai"

41. **1,338 *,*34,340 Fairy Tail (2014) ED "Landscape" by SOLIDEMO
48. **1,209 *,*30,399 Kana Nishino "Anata no Suki na Tokoro"
49. **1,151 *,*27,803 THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 01 Snow Wings by Uzuki Shimamura (CV: Ayaka Ohashi). Rin Shibuya (CV: Ayaka Fukuhara), Mio Honda (CV: Sayuri Hara), Yui Ootsuki (CV: Minamo Yamashita), Haruna Kamijou (CV: Mina Nagashima)
50. **1,143 *,**1,143 Future Card Buddyfight DDD ED "Waku Doki SHOOTER" by Baruko Nanana (CV: Sora Tokui)
51. **1,120 *,**1,120 Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari! ED "Message" by Rei Yasuda
53. **1,108 *,*12,174 Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalités OP "Resonant Heart" by Maaya Uchida
54. **1,070 *,*23,669 Spitz "Minato"
57. **1,050 *,**4,401 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu OP "Redo" by Konomi Suzuki
59. ***,992 *,*65,497 °C-ute "Naze Hito wa Arasoundarou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP!"
60. ***,976 *,824,154 Nogizaka46 "Harujion ga Saku koro"

64. ***,954 *,***,954 Kuromukuro ED "Realistic" by MICHI
67. ***,823 2,695,399 SMAP "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana" (Single Version)
69. ***,811 *,126,908 Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari! OP "Gyakuten Winner" by Johnny's West
70. ***,787 *,539,903 Arashi "Fukkatsu LOVE"
71. ***,784 *,**3,342 Bungou Stray Dogs ED "Namae wo Yobu yo" by Luck Life
72. ***,775 *,**4,621 Takuma Terashima "0+1 (Love & Peace)"
77. ***,726 1,076,127 AKB48 "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby"
81. ***,641 *,**7,434 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai OP "Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town" by THE DU
84. ***,613 *,*10,129 KEYTALK "HELLO WONDERLAND"
86. ***,607 *,***,607 Sansha Sanyou Character Song Vol.2 Futaba Odagiri & Sakura Usuda "Twinkle☆Song!!" by Futaba Odagiri (CV: Mai Kanazawa), Sakura Usuda (CV: Nao Natsuno)

87. ***,604 *,***,604 Sansha Sanyou Character Song Vol.1 Youko Nishikawa & Shino Sonobe "Raspberry Hatake de Tsukamaete" by Youko Nishikawa (CV: Yuu Wakui), Shino Sonobe (CV: Rika Momokawa)
93. ***,547 1,287,910 AKB48 "Kimi wa Melody"
96. ***,507 *,*51,837 Kimi to Boku no Mirai ~GRANBLUE FANTASY~ by Geeta (CV: Hisako Kanemoto), Ruria (CV: Nao Touyama), Vira (CV: Asami Imai), Merry (CV: Akiko Hasegawa)
97. ***,500 *,***,500 Nijiiro Days EDs "Catch me if you can / Soba ni Iru kara" by Keiichi Katakura (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) / Tsuyoshi Naoya (CV: Kouki Uchiyama)
(cut-off 478)


CD Album
*4. *13,055 *,*13,055 Shouta Aoi "S" (incl. Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto desu. "Kimi no Kotoba")
*7. **8,932 *,*52,953 2020 - T.M. Revolution ALL TIME BEST-
11. **6,128 *,**6,128 "Plus" by Trignal (Takuya Eguchi, Ryouhei Kimura, Tsubasa Yonaga)
13. **5,160 *,**5,160 Koutetsujou no Kabaneri OST by Hiroyuki Sawano
14. **4,857 *,**4,857 Ayaka Ohashi "Kidou ~Start Up!~"
15. **4,395 *,**4,395 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar CD-BOX Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions "BEST" by (K)NoW_NAME
21. **3,071 *,262,525 Ikimono-gakari "Chou Ikimono-gakari~Tennen Kinen Members BEST Selection~"
22. **2,933 *,**2,933 cinema staff "eve"
23. **2,833 *,**2,833 phatmans after school "Unchronicle"
24. **2,676 *,**9,193 Renai Shousetsu 2 ~Wakaba no Koro by Tomoyo Harada (incl. Cover Song of "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara")

25. **2,661 *,*15,128 Girls und Panzer der Film Drama CD 5 "Atarashii Tomodachi ga Dekimashita!" by Various Artists
27. **2,313 *,169,910 Perfume "COSMIC EXPLORER" (incl. Chihayafuru Live-Action Movies Theme "FLASH" and The New A-Class.: Next Stage with YOU Theme "Next Stage with YOU")
28. **2,291 *,**3,268 Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions OST by Yoshihiro Ike
32. **1,942 *,**1,942 Shinsengumi Gyoufuuroku Waasurenagusa Dai Ni Kan Shinsaku Takasugi by Ryouhei Kimura (Drama CD)
33. **1,927 *,**1,927 d-project with ZARD by d-project
38. **1,807 *,**1,807 Idol to Futari de Torokeru CD "√HAPPY+SUGAR=IDOL" 8th Satou [Saishuukan] by Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Drama CD)
45. **1,602 *,**1,602 Kare to 48-jikan Senpuku suru CD "Criminale! F" Vol.8 Fantasma [Saishuukan] by Satoshi Hino (Drama CD)
47. **1,579 *,180,235 ONE OK ROCK "Niche Syndrome"
49. **1,540 *,**1,540 Choumicchaku! Toritsukare CD "Yuugen Romantica Uchouten" Dai Ni no Nazo Baku Utashiro by Ryouhei Kimura (Drama CD)
51. **1,439 *,151,175 "ZARD Forever Best ~25th ANNIVERSARY~"

52. **1,387 *,**1,387 DIABOLIK LOVERS Do-S Kyuuketsu CD VERSUS III Vol. 2 Raito VS Shin by Daisuke Hirakawa, Showtaro Morikubo (Drama CD)
53. **1,327 *,*11,333 Aoi Teshima "Aoi Works ~best collection 2011-2016~"
67. ***,957 *,262,845 Bump of Chicken "Butterflies"
72. ***,928 *,*27,833 SiM "THE BEAUTiFUL PEOPLE"
73. ***,922 *,202,816 KAT-TUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST "10Ks!" (incl. Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 2nd Season OP "Tragedy")
78. ***,851 *,**7,600 J-Anisong Kamikyoku Matsuri -Parade- [DJ Kazu in No.1 Muneatsu MIX] by DJ Kazu
87. ***,733 *,***,733 eyelis "crescendo"
88. ***,730 *,*42,874 Dempagumi.inc "GOGO DEMPA"
89. ***,727 *,574,554 Miyuki Nakajima "Singles 2000"
96. ***,655 *,**4,466 Kano "nowhere"

99. ***,631 *,*23,351 EXILE SHOKICHI "THE FUTURE"
(cut-off 615)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Maybe Arashi #1 again next week. The new singles released May 23-30 so weak. No idol, no popular bands. I'm sure no single will gonna even hit 100,000. Maybe even 40000. But lucky week for anime songs, no competition. And too many anime songs released that week.

May 30, 2016 5:46 AM by crx07

Rachmaninow said:
it pleases me to see a storm take the charts and sell 700k+ units.
I see what you did here. Or it's just a coincidence.

May 26, 2016 7:34 AM by crx07

In an age where digital music downloads dictate the way we purchase our music, it pleases me to see a storm take the charts and sell 700k+ units.

May 25, 2016 2:24 AM by Rachmaninow

tsubasalover said:
CD Album
*4. *13,055 *,*13,055 Shouta Aoi "S" (incl. Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto desu. "Kimi no Kotoba")
11. **6,128 *,**6,128 "Plus" by Trignal (Takuya Eguchi, Ryouhei Kimura, Tsubasa Yonaga)
fucking bless

proud of shoutan

May 24, 2016 10:43 PM by Mayuka

*8. *12,678 *,*12,678 Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) 2nd Season OP "Melody" by Pile

Good figures for pile here.. not that high but not that low either. Her solo career is going well <3

15. **4,820 *,*27,670 Genki Zenkai DAY! DAY! DAY! by CYaRon!
26. **1,981 *,*60,397 Koi ni Naritai AQUARIUM by Aqours

70+K for the 1st single and 60+K for the 2nd single... looks like aqours will have 2 or 3 gold discs once the anime starts airing this july :3

Bring glory to µ's!

May 24, 2016 10:24 PM by jayvee2016

crx07 said:
DatRandomDude said:
Damn, Fairy Tail's last ending is still here.
Is there a problem about it? Given the track record of Solidemo, their singles stay at the charts at most 6 weeks. Fun fact: That single is on the charts in 6 straight weeks. If it can sell at least 1000 next week, this single will break the record their record of 6 weeks.
There's no problem at all, i was just a little bit surprised. i didnt know that they were popular.

May 24, 2016 8:10 AM by DatRandomDude

DatRandomDude said:
Damn, Fairy Tail's last ending is still here.
Is there a problem about it? Given the track record of Solidemo, their singles stay at the charts at most 6 weeks. Fun fact: That single is on the charts in 6 straight weeks. If it can sell at least 1000 next week, this single will break the record their record of 6 weeks.

May 24, 2016 8:00 AM by crx07

Damn, Fairy Tail's last ending is still here.

May 24, 2016 7:43 AM by DatRandomDude

crx07 said:
hpulley said:

Sonar Pocket is a well known band. 12K sales might actually be low for them.
Character song singles don't sell that well unless the anime is going to sell well, generally. We already know Nijiiro Days anime sells terribly. With sadness I now predict that Sansha Sanyou will sell poorly too though we already know that from Stalker estimates.
I'm sad about Soramaru's sales there. It is only a character song but unless I'm mistaken, other ex-Muse members like Nanjo have done character songs for that series and they sold pretty well.
Each of my comments in my previous post is directed to the quote directly above it.
I really thought Sonar Pocket's popularity is just on par with Fujifabric. That's why I understood the gap between Ace Attorney OP (Johnny's West) and ED (not so popular artist) and I didn't on Nijiiro Days.
I already know that character songs sales also depend on the popularity of the anime. But an ending song sales just got beat by a character song sales? After thinking more about it, it could be because of the wealth of their target demographics.
What do you mean by Soramaru and Stalker estimates? I'm pretty new in observing Japan CD sales.
Sorry, Soramaru is Tokui Sora's nickname. Her charasong CD above sold very poorly and I'm pretty sure that Yoshino Nanjo did an ED for it which sold well but it was her single rather than a charasong IIRC.

Stalker is for Bluray and DVD sales, not CDs but since anime sales and character song sales can track similarly, you can sort of use the Stalker prediction for Blurays to predict the CD sales as well, and in reverse too. When Osomatsu-san's ED sold 100K I knew the Bluray and DVD sales would but that high or higher and they were.

Ending song beaten by a character song in the same series or different series. In different series it makes a lot of sense if their disc sales will be different. Even in the same series, a different seiyuu can make a big difference as some seiyuu are popular enough that even anime with poor sales doesn't mean their CDs will sell poorly.

May 24, 2016 7:42 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:

Sonar Pocket is a well known band. 12K sales might actually be low for them.
Character song singles don't sell that well unless the anime is going to sell well, generally. We already know Nijiiro Days anime sells terribly. With sadness I now predict that Sansha Sanyou will sell poorly too though we already know that from Stalker estimates.
I'm sad about Soramaru's sales there. It is only a character song but unless I'm mistaken, other ex-Muse members like Nanjo have done character songs for that series and they sold pretty well.
Each of my comments in my previous post is directed to the quote directly above it.
I really thought Sonar Pocket's popularity is just on par with Fujifabric. That's why I understood the gap between Ace Attorney OP (Johnny's West) and ED (not so popular artist) and I didn't on Nijiiro Days.
I already know that character songs sales also depend on the popularity of the anime. But an ending song sales just got beat by a character song sales? After thinking more about it, it could be because of the wealth of their target demographics.
What do you mean by Soramaru and Stalker estimates? I'm pretty new in observing Japan CD sales.

May 24, 2016 7:37 AM by crx07

crx07 said:
I assume all the singles I mention below are officially released on any Wednesday. So please correct me if I'm wrong.
*8. *12,678 *,*12,678 Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) 2nd Season OP "Melody" by Pile
10. *12,185 *,*12,185 Nijiiro Days OP "ONE-SIDED LOVE" by Sonar Pocket
Nice here
...
...
50. **1,143 *,**1,143 Future Card Buddyfight DDD ED "Waku Doki SHOOTER" by Baruko Nanana (CV: Sora Tokui)
...
I feel like it's under-performing
86. ***,607 *,***,607 Sansha Sanyou Character Song Vol.2 Futaba Odagiri & Sakura Usuda "Twinkle☆Song!!" by Futaba Odagiri (CV: Mai Kanazawa), Sakura Usuda (CV: Nao Natsuno)
87. ***,604 *,***,604 Sansha Sanyou Character Song Vol.1 Youko Nishikawa & Shino Sonobe "Raspberry Hatake de Tsukamaete" by Youko Nishikawa (CV: Yuu Wakui), Shino Sonobe (CV: Rika Momokawa)
This is expected to have not so high sales.
64. ***,954 *,***,954 Kuromukuro ED "Realistic" by MICHI
97. ***,500 *,***,500 Nijiiro Days EDs "Catch me if you can / Soba ni Iru kara" by Keiichi Katakura (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) / Tsuyoshi Naoya (CV: Kouki Uchiyama)
What happened? These got beat by just a character song? And Nijiiro Days OP and ED sales difference is just very wide. Similar to Ace Attorney but it's expected on AA. This collection of ED songs of Nijiiro Days didn't even hit 1000 sales.

Sonar Pocket is a well known band. 12K sales might actually be low for them.

Character song singles don't sell that well unless the anime is going to sell well, generally. We already know Nijiiro Days anime sells terribly. With sadness I now predict that Sansha Sanyou will sell poorly too though we already know that from Stalker estimates.

I'm sad about Soramaru's sales there. It is only a character song but unless I'm mistaken, other ex-Muse members like Nanjo have done character songs for that series and they sold pretty well.

Good to see Pile's single sales are back on track after Kimi ga kureta Kiseki's disappointing sales, perhaps because Duel Masters is a kids show?

May 24, 2016 6:46 AM by hpulley

I assume all the singles I mention below are officially released on any Wednesday. So please correct me if I'm wrong.
*8. *12,678 *,*12,678 Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) 2nd Season OP "Melody" by Pile
10. *12,185 *,*12,185 Nijiiro Days OP "ONE-SIDED LOVE" by Sonar Pocket
Nice here
19. **3,986 *,*23,543 Koutetsujou no Kabaneri ED "ninelie" by Aimer with chelly (EGOIST)
20. **2,981 *,*22,289 High School Fleet OP "High Free Spirits" by TrySail
Nice! Second week and it's still alive
37. **1,426 *,**1,426 Dragon Ball Super ED "Forever Dreaming" by Czecho No Republic
50. **1,143 *,**1,143 Future Card Buddyfight DDD ED "Waku Doki SHOOTER" by Baruko Nanana (CV: Sora Tokui)
51. **1,120 *,**1,120 Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari! ED "Message" by Rei Yasuda
I feel like it's under-performing
86. ***,607 *,***,607 Sansha Sanyou Character Song Vol.2 Futaba Odagiri & Sakura Usuda "Twinkle☆Song!!" by Futaba Odagiri (CV: Mai Kanazawa), Sakura Usuda (CV: Nao Natsuno)
87. ***,604 *,***,604 Sansha Sanyou Character Song Vol.1 Youko Nishikawa & Shino Sonobe "Raspberry Hatake de Tsukamaete" by Youko Nishikawa (CV: Yuu Wakui), Shino Sonobe (CV: Rika Momokawa)
This is expected to have not so high sales.
64. ***,954 *,***,954 Kuromukuro ED "Realistic" by MICHI
97. ***,500 *,***,500 Nijiiro Days EDs "Catch me if you can / Soba ni Iru kara" by Keiichi Katakura (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) / Tsuyoshi Naoya (CV: Kouki Uchiyama)
What happened? These got beat by just a character song? And Nijiiro Days OP and ED sales difference is just very wide. Similar to Ace Attorney but it's expected on AA. This collection of ED songs of Nijiiro Days didn't even hit 1000 sales.

May 24, 2016 5:40 AM by crx07

tsubasalover said:
CD Single
10. *12,185 *,*12,185 Nijiiro Days OP "ONE-SIDED LOVE" by Sonar Pocket
19. **3,986 *,*23,543 Koutetsujou no Kabaneri ED "ninelie" by Aimer with chelly (EGOIST)
23. **2,467 *,**2,467 Kenichi Suzumura "brand new"
38. **1,418 *,*13,317 Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate-hen OP "SHOUT!" by Mamoru Miyano
57. **1,050 *,**4,401 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu OP "Redo" by Konomi Suzuki
71. ***,784 *,**3,342 Bungou Stray Dogs ED "Namae wo Yobu yo" by Luck Life
97. ***,500 *,***,500 Nijiiro Days EDs "Catch me if you can / Soba ni Iru kara" by Keiichi Katakura (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) / Tsuyoshi Naoya (CV: Kouki Uchiyama)

CD Album
*4. *13,055 *,*13,055 Shouta Aoi "S" (incl. Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto desu. "Kimi no Kotoba")
11. **6,128 *,**6,128 "Plus" by Trignal (Takuya Eguchi, Ryouhei Kimura, Tsubasa Yonaga)
13. **5,160 *,**5,160 Koutetsujou no Kabaneri OST by Hiroyuki Sawano
27. **2,313 *,169,910 Perfume "COSMIC EXPLORER" (incl. Chihayafuru Live-Action Movies Theme "FLASH" and The New A-Class.: Next Stage with YOU Theme "Next Stage with YOU")
32. **1,942 *,**1,942 Shinsengumi Gyoufuuroku Waasurenagusa Dai Ni Kan Shinsaku Takasugi by Ryouhei Kimura (Drama CD)
49. **1,540 *,**1,540 Choumicchaku! Toritsukare CD "Yuugen Romantica Uchouten" Dai Ni no Nazo Baku Utashiro by Ryouhei Kimura (Drama CD)
51. **1,439 *,151,175 "ZARD Forever Best ~25th ANNIVERSARY~"
53. **1,327 *,*11,333 Aoi Teshima "Aoi Works ~best collection 2011-2016~"

Shouta Aoi's best album doing well. Let's see if SHOWTA.'s best album (July) will do good.

May 24, 2016 2:35 AM by tsubasalover