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Japan's Yearly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for 2016 (First Half)

by tsubasalover
Jun 28, 2016 5:13 AM | 44 Comments
Here are the Blu-ray & CD sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2016 (December 14, 2015 - June 12, 2016)

Blu-ray
*1. 224,057 Love Live! The School Idol Movie Limited Special Edition
*2. 181,487 Girls und Panzer der Film Special Edition
*3. *48,273 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
*4. *38,571 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.3
*5. *36,762 Osomatsu-san Vol.2 Limited Edition
*6. *30,232 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
*7. *27,660 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. Limited Edition
*8. *27,427 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
*9. *25,549 Owarimonogatari Vol.1 "Ougi Formula" Limited Edition
10. *25,174 Owarimonogatari Vol.2 "Sodachi Riddle" Limited Edition

11. *24,696 Owarimonogatari Vol.3 "Sodachi Lost" Limited Edition
12. *24,090 Owarimonogatari Vol.5 "Shinobu Mail" Part 1 Limited Edition
13. *23,713 Owarimonogatari Vol.5 "Shinobu Mail" Part 2 Limited Edition
14. *23,634 Osomatsu-san Vol.5 Limited Edition
15. *21,721 Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down Limited Edition
16. *20,950 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza Limited Special Edition
17. *20,365 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito Final - Itoshiki Monotachi e Limited Edition
18. *16,677 Aria The Animation Blu-ray BOX
19. *16,502 Bakemono no Ko
20. *14,799 Digimon Adventure tri.1: Saikai

21. *14,690 Bakemono no Ko Special Edition
22. *14,498 ARIA The NATURAL Blu-ray BOX
23. *13,578 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? Vol.1 Limited Edition
24. *13,084 The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Vol.9 Limited Edition
(cut-off 13,084)


DVD
*1. *66,022 Osomatsu-san Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. *47,867 Osomatsu-san Vol.2 Limited Edition
*3. *36,917 Osomatsu-san Vol.3 Limited Edition
*4. *32,601 Osomatsu-san Vol.4 Limited Edition
*5. *30,425 Bakemono no Ko
*6. *27,428 Osomatsu-san Vol.5 Limited Edition
*7. *13,639 Girls und Panzer der Film
*8. *12,508 Tonari no Totoro
*9. *11,161 One Piece Log Collection "Noah" (ep.555-573)
10. *10,903 Yowamushi Pedal Movie

11. *10,495 Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season Vol.9
12. *10,080 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.3
13. **9,689 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.1
14. **7,988 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Mija to Mahou no Lamp
15. **7,556 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.2
16. **7,535 Doukyuusei Limited Edition
17. **7,405 Majo no Takkyuubin
18. **7,059 Pokemon the Movie XY: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa
19. **6,713 Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo-Aji
20. **6,420 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.4

21. **6,384 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.3
22. **5,975 Youkai Watch DVD-BOX Vol.4
23. **5,961 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.5
(cut-off 5,961)


CD Single
*1. 1,479,562 AKB48 "Tsubasa wa Iranai"
*2. 1,289,671 AKB48 "Kimi wa Melody"
*3. *,825,450 Nogizaka46 "Harujion ga Saku koro"
*4. *,805,751 Arashi "I seek / Daylight"
*5. *,540,910 Arashi "Fukkatsu LOVE"
*7. *,322,258 PriPara Movie: Mi~nna no Akogare♪ Let's Go☆Prix Paris ED "Chicken LINE" by SKE48
*8. *,290,843 Hey! Say! JUMP "Maji SUNSHINE"
12. *,213,771 KAT-TUN "UNLOCK"
14. *,172,546 AKB48 "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby"
15. *,163,621 NEWS "Hikari no Shizuku / Touch"

17. *,144,954 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 2nd Season OP "TRAGEDY"
18. *,135,607 MOMENT RING by μ's (Final Single)
20. *,128,063 Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari! OP "Gyakuten Winner" by Johnny's West
22. *,122,402 SMAP "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana" (Single Version)
24. *,118,415 Osomatsu-san ED "SIX SAME FACES ~Konya wa Saikou!!!!!!~" by VOICE by Iyami feat. Osomatsu x Karamatsu x Choromatsu x Ichimatsu x Juushimatsu x Todomatsu (CV: Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino)
25. *,115,760 V6 "Beautiful World"
31. *,*76,905 Sakkaku no CROSSROADS by BiBi ~Eri Ayase (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Maki Nishikino (CV: Pile), Niko Yazawa (CV: Sora Tokui) from μ's~
32. *,*74,702 Osomatsu-san ED "SIX SHAME FACES ~Konya mo Saikou!!!!!!~" by VOICE by Totoko feat. Osomatsu x Karamatsu x Choromatsu x Ichimatsu x Juushimatsu x Todomatsu (CV: Aya Endo, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino)
34. *,*66,928 Omoide Ijou ni Naritakute by lily white ~Umi Sonoda (CV: Suzuko Mimori), Rin Hoshizora (CV: Riho Iida), Nozomi Toujou (CV: Aina Kusuda) by from μ's~
35. *,*66,658 °C-ute "Naze Hito wa Arasoundarou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP!"

38. *,*63,076 Koi ni Naritai AQUARIUM by Aqours
39. *,*62,714 Kobukuro "Mirai"
40. *,*58,380 L'Arc~en~Ciel "Wings Flap"
41. *,*57,146 Love Crescendo (SKE48 sub-unit) "Cup no Naka no Komorebi"
44. *,*54,536 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)
45. *,*54,049 Diamond no Ace Second Season OP "Sora ga Aozora de Aru Tame ni" (incl. in "G4-IV (Kanojo wa Zombie / Scoop / Supernova Express 2016 / Sora ga Aozora de aru Tame ni)") by GLAY
46. *,*53,984 Nogizaka46 "Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru"
52. *,*43,757 Tokyo Performance Doll ''Gyakkou x Raisan''
53. *,*43,058 "Ensemble Stars!" Unit Song CD Vol.5 "Ryuuseitai" (Yumenosaki Ryuuseitai-ka) by Ryuuseitai [Chiaki Morisawa (CV: Yuuichi Hose), Kanata Shinkai (CV: Koutarou Nishiyama), Tetora Nagumo (CV: Yoshiki Nakajima), Midori Takamine (CV: Takumi Watanabe), Shinobu Sengoku (CV: Anju Nitta)]
56. *,*41,663 THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 02 Tulip by Kanade Hayami (CV: Yuuko Iida), Shuuko Shiomi (CV: Thing Ru), Mika Jougasaki (CV: Haruka Yoshimura), Frédérica Miyamoto (CV: Asami Takano), Shiki Ichinose (CV: Kotomi Aihara)

Rank 58 - 99


CD Album
*3. *,300,008 Nogizaka46 "Sorezore no Isu"
*4. *,299,480 Masaharu Fukuyama "Fuku no On"
*6. *,269,154 Ikimono-gakari "Chou Ikimono-gakari~Tennen Kinen Members BEST Selection~"
*7. *,264,514 Bump of Chicken "Butterflies"
*8. *,204,969 KAT-TUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST "10Ks!" (incl. Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 2nd Season OP "Tragedy")
12. *,174,340 Perfume "COSMIC EXPLORER" (incl. Chihayafuru Live-Action Movies Theme "FLASH" and The New A-Class.: Next Stage with YOU Theme "Next Stage with YOU")
13. *,162,315 MAN WITH A MISSION "The World’s On Fire"
14. *,154,784 "ZARD Forever Best ~25th ANNIVERSARY~"
16. *,138,818 Monogatari Series "Utamonogatari: Monogatari Series Theme Song Album" by Various Artists
18. *,124,207 NEWS "QUARTETTO"

23. *,*95,798 Momoiro Clover Z "Hakkin no Yoake"
24. *,*95,071 Momoiro Clover Z "AMARANTHUS"
26. *,*90,985 Yuzu "TOWA"
27. *,*86,341 aiko "May Dream"
28. *,*80,525 Motohiro Hata "Ao no Koukei"
30. *,*68,528 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "KPP BEST"
32. *,*64,193 JUJU WHAT YOU WANT"
33. *,*62,794 2020 -T.M. Revolution ALL TIME BEST-
36. *,*58,896 Tomohisa Yamashita "YAMA-P"
39. *,*54,263 We Love SEIKO -35th Anniversary Seiko Matsuda Kyuukyoku All Time Best 50 Songs-
42. *,*52,688 Osomatsu-san Mutsugo no Oshigoto Taiken Doramatsu CD Series Osomatsu & Ichimatsu "Uranaishi" by Osomatsu Matsuno & Ichimatsu Matsuno (CV: Takahiro Sakurai & Jun Fukuyama) (Drama CD)

43. *,*50,993 ONE OK ROCK "Niche Syndrome"
45. *,*47,787 Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku "Anarchy"
47. *,*46,900 Osomatsu-san Mutsugo no Oshigoto Taiken Doramatsu CD Series Karamatsu & Ichimatsu "Bengoshi" by Karamatsu Matsuno & Ichimatsu Matsuno (CV: Yuuichi Nakamura & Jun Fukuyama) (Drama CD)
50. *,*44,153 Dempagumi.inc "GOGO DEMPA"
51. *,*42,817 THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER Cute jewelries! 003 by Frédérica Miyamoto (CV: Asami Takano), Shiki Ichinose (CV: Kotomi Aihara), Momoka Sakurai (CV: Haruka Terui), Yuka Nakano (CV: Shino Shimoji), Shouko Igarashi (CV: Atsumi Tanezaki)
52. *,*41,845 Osomatsu-san Mutsugo no Oshigoto Taiken Doramatsu CD Series Choromatsu & Juushimatsu "Bar" by Choromatsu Matsuno & Juushimatsu Matsuno (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya & Daisuke Ono) (Drama CD)
53. *,*41,249 miwa ballad collection ~graduation~
55. *,*38,949 Osomatsu-san Mutsugo no Oshigoto Taiken Doramatsu CD Series Osomatsu & Choromatsu "TV Producer" by Osomatsu Matsuno & Choromatsu Matsuno (CV: Takahiro Sakurai & Hiroshi Kamiya) (Drama CD)
56. *,*38,904 SCANDAL "YELLOW"
63. *,*34,048 THE ALFEE "Sanmi Ittai"

Rank 64 - 100

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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^The link also gives the list of Top 30 BD/DVD sales by series in the first half of 2016.

Jul 1, 2016 2:17 PM by AP24

tsubasalover said:

*1. 224,057 Love Live! The School Idol Movie Limited Special Edition
*7. *27,660 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. Limited Edition
15. *21,721 Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down Limited Edition
16. *20,950 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza Limited Special Edition


Additional data here for some movies that were missing weekly data due to thresholds, etc:
http://katsu.ula.cc/test/read.cgi/piropiro320jp/1432224768/390

*2 236,252 ラブライブ!The School Idol Movie
18 *44,327 心が叫びたがってるんだ。
28 *29,200 劇場版 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ -アルス・ノヴァ- Cadenza
30 *27,534 劇場版ペルソナ3 #3 Falling Down

Jul 1, 2016 12:58 PM by Ejc

Glad to see Love live!

Jun 29, 2016 6:45 AM by CurrerHime

The μ's Final Live BD-BOX/BD/DVD has been solicited on Amazon, for a September 28th release. As a result, the μ's Live Collection sharply increased in rank on Amazon. The Final Live may even sell higher than the 5th Live's 65,500~66,000, so expect to see some of these in the Yearly list, and also the Love Live! Sunshine anime BDs...

Amazon JP Hourly Overall DVD Ranking / Title

**1 【Amazon.co.jp限定】 ラブライブ! μ's Final LoveLive! 〜μ'sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪〜 Blu-ray Memorial BOX (特製収納BOX付)
**2 ラブライブ! μ's Final LoveLive! 〜μ'sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪〜 Blu-ray Memorial BOX
**4 【Amazon.co.jp限定】ラブライブ! μ's Live Collection (Live Collectionカード 31枚組(CDジャケットサイズ)付) [Blu-ray]
**7 ラブライブ! μ's Final LoveLive! 〜μ'sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪〜 DVD Day2
*14 ラブライブ! μ's Final LoveLive! 〜μ'sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪〜 DVD Day1
*19 ラブライブ! μ's Live Collection [Blu-ray]
*24 ラブライブ! μ's Final LoveLive! 〜μ'sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪〜 Blu-ray Day2
121 ラブライブ! μ's Final LoveLive! 〜μ'sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪〜 Blu-ray Day1

Jun 29, 2016 1:02 AM by Ejc

God damn Love Live is still dominating lol.

Jun 28, 2016 9:30 PM by Kotarou_

Blu-ray
*1. 224,057 Love Live! The School Idol Movie Limited Special Edition

ah.. µ's on top 1 as expected. <3

Aqours... now is your time to shine! Bring glory to the first generation!

Jun 28, 2016 6:08 PM by jayvee2016

Xenocrisi said:
Fai said:


Production comitee contract.

Studio only gets money to produce it. The profits go solely to the committee who invested money.
Studio ends up spending more money on the movie than they got to finish it and fulfill their contractual obligations.

As a result, despite Girlpan being one of best selling anime movies, the studio actually LOST money making it and won't see sales because according to contract they go solely to production committee.


It highlights the cancerous state of anime industry and the extent of power corporations like Aniplex have. Its not limited to sales even, as committee can literally alter the product creatively by demanding various things - the writer of Garo:Divine Flame movie is still salt about


What? This doesn't make sense at all.

Why would the Studio produce the anime in first place
How animes are made:
1) The producers decides if they want to adapt a LN or a manga into an anime. Same goes for original animes
2) Negotiation and Contract signing crap between the author of a LN/manga and the producers
3) After all that is done, the producers then funds the studio and the studio creates the anime.

Most -- if not -- all of the money goes towards the producers. Not the studio. The money that the studio gets is from their respective producers.

"Why would the Studio produce the anime in first place"
Because they work under said producer. The production committee is like their big boss. If they don't do what they say then they get no money. If they get no money then their studio will suffer the same fate as Manglobe did.

Jun 28, 2016 2:51 PM by jc9622

blue steel, aria, gup, everything i've been looking forward to has been great this year.

Jun 28, 2016 2:44 PM by perje

I honestly don't understand the taste of the Japanese...

Jun 28, 2016 1:52 PM by RavenxChaser

Fai said:

Too bad Girls und Panzer production studio will see absolutely zero of that money. Yay production committees.
Actas is a 100% Bandai Visual subsidiary so the money was always going there.

Jun 28, 2016 1:17 PM by moodie

Persona 3; proving that all you need is a name to sell your shit.

Jun 28, 2016 12:08 PM by yhunata

Anthem of the Heart number 7? Ayyy. That's what I'mtalking about.

Jun 28, 2016 11:48 AM by HecticLeo

Ejc said:
Xenocrisi said:


What? This doesn't make sense at all.

Why would the Studio produce the anime in first place


They get paid prior to animating it, without taking any risk. This is fairly common for smaller studios, but not for the bigger studios such as Sunrise (see how they're #1 on the Love Live! production committee).

製作 2016 プロジェクトラブライブ!サンシャイン!!(サンライズ、バンダイビジュアル、ランティス、ブシロード、KADOKAWA アスキー・メディアワークス)


Also some license holders can outright have it as requirement if studio wants to work on it - "we are going to let you create product within this license as long as you agree to these terms".

Jun 28, 2016 10:37 AM by Fai

Glad to see I helped LL reached number 1 lol
and ARIA too :3

Jun 28, 2016 10:31 AM by Wilhelmina

Xenocrisi said:
Fai said:


Production comitee contract.

Studio only gets money to produce it. The profits go solely to the committee who invested money.
Studio ends up spending more money on the movie than they got to finish it and fulfill their contractual obligations.

As a result, despite Girlpan being one of best selling anime movies, the studio actually LOST money making it and won't see sales because according to contract they go solely to production committee.


It highlights the cancerous state of anime industry and the extent of power corporations like Aniplex have. Its not limited to sales even, as committee can literally alter the product creatively by demanding various things - the writer of Garo:Divine Flame movie is still salt about


What? This doesn't make sense at all.

Why would the Studio produce the anime in first place


They get paid prior to animating it, without taking any risk. This is fairly common for smaller studios, but not for the bigger studios such as Sunrise (see how they're #1 on the Love Live! production committee).

製作 2016 プロジェクトラブライブ!サンシャイン!!(サンライズ、バンダイビジュアル、ランティス、ブシロード、KADOKAWA アスキー・メディアワークス)

Jun 28, 2016 10:26 AM by Ejc

Fai said:
Xenocrisi said:


What? Why?
I don't really know how it works, but why? Enlighten me


Production comitee contract.

Studio only gets money to produce it. The profits go solely to the committee who invested money.
Studio ends up spending more money on the movie than they got to finish it and fulfill their contractual obligations.

As a result, despite Girlpan being one of best selling anime movies, the studio actually LOST money making it and won't see sales because according to contract they go solely to production committee.


It highlights the cancerous state of anime industry and the extent of power corporations like Aniplex have. Its not limited to sales even, as committee can literally alter the product creatively by demanding various things - the writer of Garo:Divine Flame movie is still salt about


What? This doesn't make sense at all.

Why would the Studio produce the anime in first place

Jun 28, 2016 10:17 AM by Xenocrisi

Z4k said:
DVD
*1. *66,022 Girls und Panzer Vol.1 Special Limited Edition
*2. *47,867 Girls und Panzer Vol.2 Special Limited Edition
*3. *36,917 Girls und Panzer Vol.3 Special Limited Edition
*4. *32,601 Girls und Panzer Vol.4 Special Limited Edition
*6. *27,428 Girls und Panzer Vol.5 Special Limited Edition

These are Osomatsu-san's sales. I think it should be fixed @tsubasalover
Fixed. Sorry about that.

Jun 28, 2016 10:05 AM by tsubasalover

Xenocrisi said:
Fai said:
Too bad Girls und Panzer production studio will see absolutely zero of that money. Yay production committees.


What? Why?
I don't really know how it works, but why? Enlighten me


Production comitee contract.

Studio only gets money to produce it. The profits go solely to the committee who invested money.
Studio ends up spending more money on the movie than they got to finish it and fulfill their contractual obligations.

As a result, despite Girlpan being one of best selling anime movies, the studio actually LOST money making it and won't see sales because according to contract they go solely to production committee.


It highlights the cancerous state of anime industry and the extent of power corporations like Aniplex have. Its not limited to sales even, as committee can literally alter the product creatively by demanding various things - the writer of Garo:Divine Flame movie is still salt about

Jun 28, 2016 9:32 AM by Fai

Xenocrisi said:

What? Why?
I don't really know how it works, but why? Enlighten me


They're not part of the production committee hence they get no revenue out of the show's big success. This is a very common model as studios usually aren't a part of the committee. They are more like the executive.

Jun 28, 2016 9:14 AM by Fappa

Z4k said:
Xenocrisi said:


What? Why?
I don't really know how it works, but why? Enlighten me

They weren't part of the production committee.


oh hell, that sucks, the movie was absolutely amazing

Jun 28, 2016 9:13 AM by Okami_doge