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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Dec 17 - 23

by tsubasalover
Dec 27, 2018 9:15 PM | 28 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for December 17 - 23

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

Blu-ray
*1. 14,283 *14,283 Uma Musume: Pretty Derby "Umabako" Vol.4
*2. 12,865 *12,865 Girls & Panzer TV&OVA 5.1ch Blu-ray BOX
*3. 12,640 *12,640 Zombieland Saga Vol.1
*4. 12,496 *12,496 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Vol.6
*5. *7,328 **7,328 Strike the Blood III Vol.1 Limited Edition
*6. *7,115 **7,115 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1
*7. *6,213 **6,213 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*8. *5,477 **5,477 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *4,879 **4,879 Overlord III Vol.3
10. *4,117 **4,117 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze Vol.1 Limited Edition

11. *4,054 **4,054 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.4
12. *3,430 **3,430 Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Vol.2
13. *3,311 **3,311 Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari Limited Edition
14. *2,849 **2,849 Yagate Kimi ni Naru Vol.1
15. *2,479 **2,479 High Score Girl Vol.1 Limited Edition
16. *2,366 **2,366 Steins;Gate 0 Vol.6
17. *1,821 **1,821 One Punch Man Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
(cut-off 1,821)


DVD
*1. *4,667 **4,667 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Vol.6
*2. *4,070 **4,070 Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari
*3. *1,945 **1,945 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.4
*4. *1,302 **1,302 Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen Vol.7 Limited Edition
*5. *1,279 141,182 Tonari no Totoro
*6. **,992 **5,453 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Kagayake! Kurun to Inochi no Hoshi
*7. **,938 ***,938 Overlord III Vol.3
*8. **,916 ***,916 Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season Vol.6
*9. **,873 ***,873 Oshiri Tantei Vol.2
10. **,873 ***,873 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Vol.1 Limited Edition

11. **,848 ***,848 Strike the Blood III Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. **,728 *22,149 Doraemon Movie 38: Nobita no Takarajima
13. **,726 ***,726 Oshiri Tantei Vol.3
14. **,724 ***,724 Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Vol.2
15. **,663 **9,538 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 26: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys - Ramen Tairan
16. **,643 ***,643 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze Vol.1 Limited Edition
17. **,628 *24,332 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin Regular Edition
18. **,515 *60,637 Majo no Takkyuubin
19. **,480 ***,480 One Punch Man DVD BOX Limited Edition
20. **,466 *46,299 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

21. **,448 ***,448 Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100-nin no Ouji-sama DVD Vol.4
22. **,415 ***,415 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1
(cut-off 415)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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tsubasalover said:
Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for December 17 - 23

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

Blu-ray
*1. 14,283 *14,283 Uma Musume: Pretty Derby "Umabako" Vol.4
*2. 12,865 *12,865 Girls & Panzer TV&OVA 5.1ch Blu-ray BOX
*3. 12,640 *12,640 Zombieland Saga Vol.1
*4. 12,496 *12,496 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Vol.6
*5. *7,328 **7,328 Strike the Blood III Vol.1 Limited Edition
*6. *7,115 **7,115 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1
*7. *6,213 **6,213 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*8. *5,477 **5,477 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Vol.1 Limited Edition
*9. *4,879 **4,879 Overlord III Vol.3
10. *4,117 **4,117 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze Vol.1 Limited Edition

11. *4,054 **4,054 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.4
12. *3,430 **3,430 Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Vol.2
13. *3,311 **3,311 Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari Limited Edition
14. *2,849 **2,849 Yagate Kimi ni Naru Vol.1
15. *2,479 **2,479 High Score Girl Vol.1 Limited Edition
16. *2,366 **2,366 Steins;Gate 0 Vol.6
17. *1,821 **1,821 One Punch Man Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
(cut-off 1,821)


DVD
*1. *4,667 **4,667 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi Vol.6
*2. *4,070 **4,070 Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari
*3. *1,945 **1,945 Free!: Dive to the Future Vol.4
*4. *1,302 **1,302 Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen Vol.7 Limited Edition
*5. *1,279 141,182 Tonari no Totoro
*6. **,992 **5,453 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Kagayake! Kurun to Inochi no Hoshi
*7. **,938 ***,938 Overlord III Vol.3
*8. **,916 ***,916 Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season Vol.6
*9. **,873 ***,873 Oshiri Tantei Vol.2
10. **,873 ***,873 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Vol.1 Limited Edition

11. **,848 ***,848 Strike the Blood III Vol.1 Limited Edition
12. **,728 *22,149 Doraemon Movie 38: Nobita no Takarajima
13. **,726 ***,726 Oshiri Tantei Vol.3
14. **,724 ***,724 Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Vol.2
15. **,663 **9,538 Crayon Shin-chan Movie 26: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys - Ramen Tairan
16. **,643 ***,643 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze Vol.1 Limited Edition
17. **,628 *24,332 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin Regular Edition
18. **,515 *60,637 Majo no Takkyuubin
19. **,480 ***,480 One Punch Man DVD BOX Limited Edition
20. **,466 *46,299 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

21. **,448 ***,448 Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100-nin no Ouji-sama DVD Vol.4
22. **,415 ***,415 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1
(cut-off 415)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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So I'm looking at the list now and I'm seeing a lot of great new anime that are selling really well this year. SSSS. Gridman, Bunny Girl Senpai, ZLS, and Strike the Blood are making a big profit from their first volume already and are bound to do well with the rest.

This also does prove that BD sales aren't dying, as this BD sales news is showing that they're still very relevant in Japan. I was wondering if this was the case, since a lot of people were trying to argue the reason for DxD Hero's sales being so low was because of streaming services. However, these new anime releases are making so much money and selling so many copies that it busts that theory. Japan just weren't that into the new season and their changes.

Maybe that' why season 5 is now on hiatus/postponement again (since the author is either looking for a new studio (Implying he left) to fix the problems that Passione had or to make the series look like it used to

Jan 10, 2019 10:01 PM by Swag_Akatsuki

Wow ZLS is awesome!

Jan 5, 2019 7:29 AM by GoddessofMayhem

I'm just happy that the Girls und Panzer BD Box did sold well.

Jan 1, 2019 6:47 PM by zenjamibu

If you look at only the TV anime from Q4 of 2018:

1. ZLS 13K
2. Gridman 7.1K
3. Bunnygirl 5.5K
4. JoJo GW 4.1K
5. YagaKimi 2.8K

No idea how much this consideration counts with the suits, might not count at all. But if you look at it this way, in that given week Bloom into You was the 5th best selling TV anime from Fall 2018, at least by BluRay sales. (It's not the only metric, I know.) So basically, naysayers can eat ass.

Talking more generally, maybe if Western fans chip in and collectively order BRs from Japan they can influence these numbers more closely. I guess crowdsourcing to buy BRs is more than a little absurd, but this is capitalism after all; if you don't pay better than the next asshole your favorite show might just not get a second season. You can never even know if your favorite show is dead because the anime industry is even worse about transparency than Hollywood.

Dec 31, 2018 10:49 PM by LeeTailor

Go ZLS go go gog go go! So happy with those sales.

Decent sales for Bloom Into You.........I would have liked more tho :/

Poor Juliet, one of my favorite shows this season :'(

Release the Spyce was fun too, shame.

And the most surprising thing is without a doubt the sales of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, like damn, surprising quantity for:
1. A Blu-ray Box
2. A series from 6 years ago

Dec 29, 2018 10:56 PM by SkyLETV

caio_brb said:

deg said:


lol semantics, personally i still consider it a mecha


It's not semantics. Those are literally different things.


tokusatsu is live action though, the only live action on the anime ssss gridman is the final scene

you do not have to be so strict with definitions here, mecha means mechanilcal and ssss gridman have that

Dec 28, 2018 3:13 PM by deg

shanimebib said:
SSSS.Gridman actually might end up doing much better than Darling in the FRANXX. Funny how Trigger was expecting Darling to smash the charts with all the promotions with A1 before it even aired with little to no advertisement for Gridman. The cult status actually worked. Also, the heroines in Gridman are far superior compared to the ones from Darling in the FRANXX.

I see those Yagate Kimi ni Naru numbers and ask why would animators be bothered with that genre?

Also, I like it how Japan treating Uma Musume like it's a national treasure. While the anime was fun, it's no where as good as the numbers suggest. I guess CGDCT, sports girls, idol stuff, demi-human AND most importantly those BELLIES, all worked. That's a considerable fanbase /fetishbase right there. Gotta say, job well done!



SSSS.Gridman was really promoted in Japan, way more than Franxx by Tsuburaya. Not even counting that the anime is part of the Gridman franchise which was really popular on Japan so it got many fans already to watch it.

deg said:
caio_brb said:


It's a Tokusatsu, not a mecha.


lol semantics, personally i still consider it a mecha


It's not semantics. Those are literally different things.

Dec 28, 2018 3:09 PM by Shinobihost

caio_brb said:
deg said:
nice that a mecha like Gridman is selling well


It's a Tokusatsu, not a mecha.


lol semantics, personally i still consider it a mecha

Dec 28, 2018 1:52 PM by deg

12k in almost 2019 is REALLY impressive, especially for an original series. When's season 2?

Also 2.5k for high score girl is okay. Hopefully sales are boosted by EVO Japan.

Dec 28, 2018 11:57 AM by Infatuate

4. *2,849 **2,849 Yagate Kimi ni Naru Vol.

I do not understand. This show was definitely one of the best of the season, and the best, which was entirely devoted to romance. But why was it even less financially successful than Strike the Blood OVA?

*3. 12,640 *12,640 Zombieland Saga Vol.1
*6. *7,115 **7,115 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1
*8. *5,477 **5,477 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Vol.1 Limited Edition

No words, I'm glad. This is truly one of the best anime seasons in my life. I have never seen so many successful and financially successful shows in one season.

Dec 28, 2018 9:36 AM by RobertBobert

I am ok with the sales for Bunny Girl Senpai and glad that Japan likes Gridman.

Dec 28, 2018 8:52 AM by fullmetalmasify

Some additional sales info, source someanithing.com
Blu-Ray:
1,488 1,488 Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet v1

1,326 1,326 Release the Spyce v1

1,271 1,271 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka BD Box

1,234 1,234 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria BD Box

964 964 SSSS.Gridman v1 (canime.jp exclusive)

786 786 Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san v1

671 671 Pokemon: Minna no Monogatari RE

544 544 Tennis no Ouji-sama OVA Zenkoku Taikai-hen Final BD Box

403 403 Mob Psycho 100 BD Box

269 269 Lostorage conflated WIXOSS v3

226 226 Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. BD Box

204 204 Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season v1

200 200 Mob Psycho 100: Reigen – Shirarezaru Kiseki no Reinouryokusha

165 165 Saiyuuki Reload: Burial OVA BD Box

164 164 Piano no Mori v1

139 139. Juuni Taisen BD Box

DVD:
331 331 Youkai Watch Shadowside: Kenbumajin Shutsugeki no Shou
252 252 Yagate Kimi ni Naru v1
203 203 Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san v1
185 185 High Score Girl v1
172 172 Release the Spyce v1
151 151 Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season v1

Dec 28, 2018 6:00 AM by jejehartadi

F*ck these CGDCT shit

Dec 28, 2018 5:37 AM by IzayoiSk

tsubasalover said:

*3. 12,640 *12,640 Zombieland Saga Vol.1

My reaction when I saw this.

Season 2 please. Music Come On! Zombieland Saga is one of the hidden gems this season that I never thought I enjoy. Thanks youtube recommendations for showing this scene.




Sorry Buta, Anime of Fall 2018 goes to Zombieland Saga. However, I think Slime might surpass Zombie sales.

Dec 28, 2018 3:31 AM by Papa_Scorch

Wow really good sales this week.

Jojo deserves way more tbh but it's still something

I haven't watched Zombieland Saga but apparently Japan liked it a lot. Yagate Kimi ni Naru also has decent sales for a shoujo ai.

Dec 28, 2018 3:09 AM by Danae

JoJo deserve a lot more than that

Good to see Strike the Blood III doing well

Dec 28, 2018 2:19 AM by thepath

Catalano said:
Cute girls on the first 3 spots. Why am I not surprised.

And one trap, don't forget the trap.


*6. *7,115 **7,115 SSSS.Gridman Vol.1

Good, good, good.

Dec 28, 2018 1:43 AM by Swagernator

Zombie Land saga sells! Second season is secured.

Dec 28, 2018 1:26 AM by xchyssa

Yoooo Uma Musume and Zombieland saga right to the top! I’m so happy

Was exepcting Gridman to sell more, oh well

Dec 28, 2018 1:21 AM by Xenocrisi