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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Aug 29 - Sep 4

by tsubasalover
Sep 6, 2016 2:24 AM | 25 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for August 29 - September 4

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

Blu-ray
*1. 5,197 **5,197 B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. 4,338 **4,338 Zegapain 10th Anniversary Box
*3. 3,656 *19,882 Osomatsu-san Vol.8 Limited Edition
*4. 1,575 **1,575 Ushio to Tora Vol.12
*5. 1,308 **1,308 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III Vol.3 Limited Edition
*6. 1,086 **8,204 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
*7. *,950 **7,883 Macross Δ Vol.2 Limited Special Edition
*8. *,808 *24,431 Kotonoha no Niwa
*9. *,672 **6,485 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Vol.9
10. *,605 **6,871 High School Fleet Vol.3 Limited Edition

11. *,561 **6,292 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai Vol.3 Limited Edition
12. *,492 **2,059 Bungou Stray Dogs Vol.3 Limited Edition
13. *,490 197,460 Girls und Panzer der Film Special Limited Edition
14. *,455 *42,144 Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen Limited Edition
(cut-off 455)


DVD
*1. 8,154 **8,154 B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. 4,155 *21,214 Osomatsu-san Vol.8 Limited Edition
*3. 1,354 **8,701 One Piece Log Collection "Laboratory" (eps.595-611)
*4. 1,162 **8,390 Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
*5. *,947 *57,437 Youkai Watch Movie 2: Enma Daiou to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! Special Price Edition
*6. *,705 *68,884 Tonari no Totoro
*7. *,542 ***,542 Ushio to Tora Vol.12
*8. *,538 **2,253 Bungou Stray Dogs Vol.3 Limited Edition
*9. *,504 **5,279 Kotonoha no Niwa
10. *,407 **7,456 Byousoku 5 Centimeter

11. *,330 ***,330 PriPara Season 2 Vol.12
12. *,314 *22,199 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
13. *,307 *34,125 Majo no Takkyuubin
14. *,306 ***,306 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III Vol.3 Limited Edition
15. *,285 *33,947 Boruto: Naruto the Movie Limited Edition
16. *,278 *23,871 Osomatsu-san Vol.7 Limited Edition
17. *,251 **1,176 Macross Δ Vol.2 Limited Special Edition
18. *,241 *10,760 Mononoke Hime
19. *,211 **5,579 Haikyuu!! Second Season Vol.8
20. *,205 **8,792 Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

21. *,197 **3,269 Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Vol.6
22. *,196 ***,196 Aikatsu Stars! Vol.1
23. *,191 **1,469 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai Vol.3 Limited Edition
(cut-off 191)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Does anyone have the numbers for the Symphogear Live 2016 discs?

Sep 7, 2016 1:58 PM by Sury

B-pro doing guuud! Noooice

Sep 6, 2016 3:23 PM by mangoss

I think Haykuu s3 (this fall if i'm right) wiill sell around 10k

Sep 6, 2016 1:29 PM by Acheron

ichii_1 said:
Good sales for B project but I know they were hoping for more.


Nah, I think they're pretty satisfied. The anime has a lot of QUALITY moments in the later episodes. The CD sales skyrocketed after the anime, even the old CD's released back in ~2015.

It'll probably also sell decently after the event ticket drop too and considering how most anime in 2016 are selling, I'd say they're doing fine.

Sep 6, 2016 11:07 AM by phoenixalia

rederoin said:
Here are the updated estimates from stalker for wk1 sales,


37.5k -> 33.5k Love Live Sunshine
*0.0k -> *5.7k Mob Psycho 100
*3.1k -> *5.3k New Game
*3.2k -> *3.0k Amunchu
*2.6k -> *2.7k Fate/Kaleid S4
*2.6k -> *2.4k Servamp
*2.7k -> *2.3k Rewrite
*0.0k -> *2.3k Danganronpa S3
*2.5k -> *2.1k Mahou Gakuen H x H

I'm hoping Mob Psycho exceeds all expectations and smashes it...

Sep 6, 2016 10:40 AM by geralt

BlackPoint said:
Ejc said:


More anime and more anime every year is actually a bad thing I think. Sales are now spread out even more, because anime fans already had limited purchasing power every season. You have 2~3 anime per season that made the cut for fans to buy, while there are now more anime within a season that will not end up being bought by these fans.

Well, streaming in the West for anime has already been around for many years compared to Japan. I think the drastic change in buying habits lately, has been due to some more streaming options available for Japanese fans (as CR is region restricted in Japan). Ameba TV is one big example, that has gotten bigger over the last year or so. LINE LIVE is also starting to stream anime live at the same time as the TV broadcast (see Love Live! SunShine for example).

As I said before, Japanese fans already have 2~3 anime per season that they buy due to limited purchasing power. Having more anime available doesn't make them more stingy, since they were already going to buy 2~3 anime per season. It's just that more anime will not make the cut per season. This is a bad thing I think, as it may influence production committees to play it safe and go for something that is highly likely to succeed (such as idol anime, or sequels of franchises, etc).


Yeh i know that money-wise as you said more anime doesnt mean its a good thing, its simply as i said they will start to care less about the bd-dvd sales and focus more into the streamin money. While most anime will serve really just as promotional stuff since it aint gonna sell anyway thats why we lately see at certain anime some bad animation and rushed work due small budget and just to binge interest for ppl to buy the manga/LN then instead of discs which are expansive. Anyway since we will never know how much money they waste on each anime to make it and how much they get from all the various streamin,sponsors, discs, goods etc. We simply wont know if this trend of makin more anime is better for them or worse. Cuz if it were really bad then i think they would quickly stop doin so many and revert back to how it was back few years when we had much less anime per season.


Your thinking is too simplistic here. Each anime project consists of a production committee. A well balanced franchise that sells well in terms of music, Anime, merchandise, original source material, etc, means that all members of the production committee should see profit on their investment. A poor selling TV Anime would be bad news for some members of the production committee who rely on the sales from BD/DVD, while it may be okay for others due to a boost to original source material or the music sales may be good. There are some franchises that fit a well balanced description, but this number is typically a small percentage of the number of anime currently airing.

Sep 6, 2016 9:24 AM by Ejc

Ejc said:
BlackPoint said:


Sad year in sales maybe but i think it more all goes into quantity then quality since we get each year more and more anime. Studios like JC Staff, Deen for example even doin at times 3anime per season. But even so we still get a few good ones each year then from the studios that maybe do 1 or just 2 anime a year.
And there is also the thing with streamin at CR,Funi etc i think they are gettin good money from them so the disc sales are becoming less and less relavent for how successfull some anime was.
So yeah as long we will keep gettin more and more anime each season jpn ppl will be more carefull as to what to buy since this stuff aint exactly cheap.


More anime and more anime every year is actually a bad thing I think. Sales are now spread out even more, because anime fans already had limited purchasing power every season. You have 2~3 anime per season that made the cut for fans to buy, while there are now more anime within a season that will not end up being bought by these fans.

Well, streaming in the West for anime has already been around for many years compared to Japan. I think the drastic change in buying habits lately, has been due to some more streaming options available for Japanese fans (as CR is region restricted in Japan). Ameba TV is one big example, that has gotten bigger over the last year or so. LINE LIVE is also starting to stream anime live at the same time as the TV broadcast (see Love Live! SunShine for example).

As I said before, Japanese fans already have 2~3 anime per season that they buy due to limited purchasing power. Having more anime available doesn't make them more stingy, since they were already going to buy 2~3 anime per season. It's just that more anime will not make the cut per season. This is a bad thing I think, as it may influence production committees to play it safe and go for something that is highly likely to succeed (such as idol anime, or sequels of franchises, etc).


Yeh i know that money-wise as you said more anime doesnt mean its a good thing, its simply as i said they will start to care less about the bd-dvd sales and focus more into the streamin money. While most anime will serve really just as promotional stuff since it aint gonna sell anyway thats why we lately see at certain anime some bad animation and rushed work due small budget and just to binge interest for ppl to buy the manga/LN then instead of discs which are expansive. Anyway since we will never know how much money they waste on each anime to make it and how much they get from all the various streamin,sponsors, discs, goods etc. We simply wont know if this trend of makin more anime is better for them or worse. Cuz if it were really bad then i think they would quickly stop doin so many and revert back to how it was back few years when we had much less anime per season.

Sep 6, 2016 9:17 AM by KurumiNightmare

HaXXspetten said:
BlueBalls said:


Because of the hype for Kimi no na Wa. It's a smash hit it seems and it's even generating interest for the directors previous films.

Glad to see it myself.
Ah, yeah I guess that makes sense

That's really saying something about how popular Kimi no Na wa is though


A hit is an understatement. It's a phenomenon in years. It had one of the most impressive second weekends in history, only Howl's Moving Castle out of all anime movies managed to do better by total revenue on its second weekend, and it's the only one to do that great while being made by a non established studio. It broke (or almost broke) some other records too...

Sep 6, 2016 8:38 AM by Yohimo_asakura

BlackPoint said:
Ejc said:


Love Live Sunshine already saved Summer anime. B-Project just made Summer look better...

To be honest, I only see 2016 having 4 anime confirmed to have a 10k average. Koiyomimongatari, Love Live Sunshine, UtaPri S4 and Touken Ranbu. B-Project has a high chance depending on how the later volumes hold up, Re Zero, I don't think will hold over the volumes, and nothing else has a chance. There could possibly be dark horses in Fall season, which would make 2016 better, but it is truly a sad year for anime disc sales.


Sad year in sales maybe but i think it more all goes into quantity then quality since we get each year more and more anime. Studios like JC Staff, Deen for example even doin at times 3anime per season. But even so we still get a few good ones each year then from the studios that maybe do 1 or just 2 anime a year.
And there is also the thing with streamin at CR,Funi etc i think they are gettin good money from them so the disc sales are becoming less and less relavent for how successfull some anime was.
So yeah as long we will keep gettin more and more anime each season jpn ppl will be more carefull as to what to buy since this stuff aint exactly cheap.


More anime and more anime every year is actually a bad thing I think. Sales are now spread out even more, because anime fans already had limited purchasing power every season. You have 2~3 anime per season that made the cut for fans to buy, while there are now more anime within a season that will not end up being bought by these fans.

Well, streaming in the West for anime has already been around for many years compared to Japan. I think the drastic change in buying habits lately, has been due to some more streaming options available for Japanese fans (as CR is region restricted in Japan). Ameba TV is one big example, that has gotten bigger over the last year or so. LINE LIVE is also starting to stream anime live at the same time as the TV broadcast (see Love Live! SunShine for example).

As I said before, Japanese fans already have 2~3 anime per season that they buy due to limited purchasing power. Having more anime available doesn't make them more stingy, since they were already going to buy 2~3 anime per season. It's just that more anime will not make the cut per season. This is a bad thing I think, as it may influence production committees to play it safe and go for something that is highly likely to succeed (such as idol anime, or sequels of franchises, etc).

Z4k said:
Ejc said:


Love Live Sunshine already saved Summer anime. B-Project just made Summer look better...

To be honest, I only see 2016 having 4 anime confirmed to have a 10k average. Koiyomimongatari, Love Live Sunshine, UtaPri S4 and Touken Ranbu. B-Project has a high chance depending on how the later volumes hold up, Re Zero, I don't think will hold over the volumes, and nothing else has a chance. There could possibly be dark horses in Fall season, which would make 2016 better, but it is truly a sad year for anime disc sales.

You forgot KonoSuba.


You're right, 5 in 2016 then so far confirmed. I'm really hoping there is a dark horse or two in Fall.

Sep 6, 2016 8:31 AM by Ejc

Good sales for B project but I know they were hoping for more.

Sep 6, 2016 8:10 AM by ichii_1

Ejc said:
TeamDalaiLana said:
B-project saving summer anime.

Re:Zero vol 3 is now 9k should be another 10k vol. 👏


Love Live Sunshine already saved Summer anime. B-Project just made Summer look better...

To be honest, I only see 2016 having 4 anime confirmed to have a 10k average. Koiyomimongatari, Love Live Sunshine, UtaPri S4 and Touken Ranbu. B-Project has a high chance depending on how the later volumes hold up, Re Zero, I don't think will hold over the volumes, and nothing else has a chance. There could possibly be dark horses in Fall season, which would make 2016 better, but it is truly a sad year for anime disc sales.

You forgot KonoSuba.

Sep 6, 2016 7:09 AM by Z4k

Ejc said:
TeamDalaiLana said:
B-project saving summer anime.

Re:Zero vol 3 is now 9k should be another 10k vol. 👏


Love Live Sunshine already saved Summer anime. B-Project just made Summer look better...

To be honest, I only see 2016 having 4 anime confirmed to have a 10k average. Koiyomimongatari, Love Live Sunshine, UtaPri S4 and Touken Ranbu. B-Project has a high chance depending on how the later volumes hold up, Re Zero, I don't think will hold over the volumes, and nothing else has a chance. There could possibly be dark horses in Fall season, which would make 2016 better, but it is truly a sad year for anime disc sales.


Sad year in sales maybe but i think it more all goes into quantity then quality since we get each year more and more anime. Studios like JC Staff, Deen for example even doin at times 3anime per season. But even so we still get a few good ones each year then from the studios that maybe do 1 or just 2 anime a year.
And there is also the thing with streamin at CR,Funi etc i think they are gettin good money from them so the disc sales are becoming less and less relavent for how successfull some anime was.
So yeah as long we will keep gettin more and more anime each season jpn ppl will be more carefull as to what to buy since this stuff aint exactly cheap.

Sep 6, 2016 7:01 AM by KurumiNightmare

rederoin said:
Here are the updated estimates from stalker for wk1 sales,


37.5k -> 33.5k Love Live Sunshine
*0.0k -> *5.7k Mob Psycho 100
*3.1k -> *5.3k New Game
*3.2k -> *3.0k Amunchu
*2.6k -> *2.7k Fate/Kaleid S4
*2.6k -> *2.4k Servamp
*2.7k -> *2.3k Rewrite
*0.0k -> *2.3k Danganronpa S3
*2.5k -> *2.1k Mahou Gakuen H x H




And the releases for next week,


*3.5k Arslan Senki s2
*2.7k Thunderbolt Fantasy.
*1.0k Fukigen na Mononokean


Should be 43.9K (31388+12517) for LLSS.

Sep 6, 2016 6:38 AM by Ejc

Here are the updated estimates from stalker for wk1 sales,


37.5k -> 33.5k Love Live Sunshine
*0.0k -> *5.7k Mob Psycho 100
*3.1k -> *5.3k New Game
*3.2k -> *3.0k Amunchu
*2.6k -> *2.7k Fate/Kaleid S4
*2.6k -> *2.4k Servamp
*2.7k -> *2.3k Rewrite
*0.0k -> *2.3k Danganronpa S3
*2.5k -> *2.1k Mahou Gakuen H x H




And the releases for next week,


*3.5k Arslan Senki s2
*2.7k Thunderbolt Fantasy.
*1.0k Fukigen na Mononokean

Sep 6, 2016 6:26 AM by rederoin

OMG B-PROJECT VOL.1 SALES IS AWESOME. SO HAPPY KYAAAAHHHHH! T____T

Sep 6, 2016 5:16 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

TeamDalaiLana said:
B-project saving summer anime.

Re:Zero vol 3 is now 9k should be another 10k vol. 👏


Love Live Sunshine already saved Summer anime. B-Project just made Summer look better...

To be honest, I only see 2016 having 4 anime confirmed to have a 10k average. Koiyomimongatari, Love Live Sunshine, UtaPri S4 and Touken Ranbu. B-Project has a high chance depending on how the later volumes hold up, Re Zero, I don't think will hold over the volumes, and nothing else has a chance. There could possibly be dark horses in Fall season, which would make 2016 better, but it is truly a sad year for anime disc sales.

Sep 6, 2016 3:29 AM by Ejc

B-project is right now the best Summer show for me! It was a surprise! In the beginning of season, B-pro was out of my top5 hopes, and now look at this... The weekly anime pearl o/

Sep 6, 2016 3:28 AM by Jamacaru

I'm still really hoping for an Osomatsu-san season 2!

Sep 6, 2016 3:22 AM by Nakurawari

I honestly can't wait when Kimi no na wa is up for pre-order, I really want to get a copy of it.

Sep 6, 2016 3:17 AM by nozoris

BlueBalls said:
HaXXspetten said:
Why Kotonoha no Niwa all of a sudden?


Because of the hype for Kimi no na Wa. It's a smash hit it seems and it's even generating interest for the directors previous films.

Glad to see it myself.
Ah, yeah I guess that makes sense

That's really saying something about how popular Kimi no Na wa is though

Sep 6, 2016 2:36 AM by HaXXspetten