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2014 Summer Vol 1 Rankings
Please note: Volume 1 sales are not the best, or even a particularly good, way to evaluate a series’ performance. Sometimes one of two formats doesn’t rank in volume 1, but ranks in a later volume. Often times volume 1 sales are inflated with bonuses like event tickets or bundled manga, etc. Always, always use the average sales when evaluating anime, not volume 1 sales. I only provide these because it takes many months before we have a final average and people like to be able to ballpark a season early on. Just be intelligent about it!

Sales #Weeks Title Release Date Formats Partial Ranking Large Vol. 2 Drop?
22,764 10 Sword Art Online II 2014/10/22 BD/DVD
21,952 7 Free! -Eternal Summer- 2014/09/17 BD/DVD
15,254 6 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun 2014/09/24 BD/DVD
14,983 7 Persona 4 The Golden 2014/09/10 BD/DVD Yes
10,420 8 Aldnoah Zero 2014/09/24 BD/DVD
9,529 4 Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus 2014/08/27 BD/DVD
7,834 6 Barakamon 2014/09/24 BD/DVD
5,681 4 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! 2014/09/26 BD/DVD
5,086 6 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal 2014/10/15 BD/DVD
5,059 5 Hanayamata 2014/09/26 BD/DVD Yes
4,855 6 Tokyo Ghoul 2014/09/26 BD/DVD
4,491 5 Bakumatsu Rock 2014/08/27 BD/DVD Yes
4,212 6 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga Locodol Yatte Mita 2014/09/24 BD/DVD Yes
4,088 5 Akame ga Kill! 2014/10/15 BD/DVD Yes
3,972 6 Yama no Susume Second Season 2014/09/26 BD/DVD
3,728 2 Ao Haru Ride 2014/09/17 BD/DVD Yes
3,093 4 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 2014/09/24 BD/DVD
2,708 5 Jinsei 2014/09/03 BD/DVD Yes
2,391 4 Sabagebu! 2014/09/24 BD
2,213 3 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 2014/10/08 BD/DVD
2,187 1 DRAMAtical Murder 2014/12/24 BD-Box/DVD-Box
2,133 2 Rail Wars! 2014/09/17 BD/DVD
2,085 2 Love Stage!! 2014/09/26 BD/DVD Yes
1,988 3 Zankyou no Terror 2014/09/24 BD/DVD
1,332 2 Sengoku Basara Judge End 2014/09/24 BD/DVD
1,503 2 Re: Hamatora 2014/10/31 BD/DVD
1,212 2 Shounen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 2014/10/08 BD/DVD
1,035 3 Ai Mai Mii ~Mousou Catastrophe~ 2014/10/10 BD-BOX/DVD-BOX Yes
850 1 Nobunaga Concerto 2015/01/21 DVD-Box
622 2 Momokyun Sword 2014/10/22 BD Yes
584 1 Glasslip 2014/10/01 BD/DVD Yes
511 1 Himegoto 2014/11/26 BD
490 2 Tokyo ESP 2014/09/26 BD/DVD Yes Yes
388 1 Majimoji Rurumo 2014/10/08 BD/DVD Yes Yes
257 1 Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen 2014/10/29 BD/DVD Yes
70 1 Shin Strange Plus 2014/10/19 BD/DVD Yes
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Notes
Sales number includes includes estimates of DVDs based on >100 ranking lists or other sources. Generally only included if believed accurate within 100 copies.
Partial Ranking means a release came out on more than one video format, but only one of the two ranked.
Large Vol. 2 Drop? designates any titles that dropped by 30% or more from Vol. 1 to Vol. 2. This is used to indicate that you should take caution in evaluating the success of the show purely on the first volume’s sales.

Season-specific notes
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Vol. 1 Unranked, Later Vol. Ranked
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5 Responses to “2014 Summer Seasonal Vol 1 Rankings”

  1. Ejc says:

    Since MAL seems to be using your list as the source, there are some corrections I need to point out, so I don’t need to keep doing this at MAL.Thanks for your hard work on this website.

    Re:_Hamatora should be 1,169 (500 BDs+669 DVDs)

    Oct 27~Nov 2 week
    *47 *** ***,500 ***,500 *1 Re:_Hamatora Vol.1 [BD]
    *42 *** ***,669 ***,669 *1 Re:_Hamatora Vol.1 [DVD]

    Ai Mai Mii should be 928 (928 BDs)

    Oct 13~19 week [BD]
    *75 *36 ***,244 ***,928 *2 Ai Mai Mii ~Mousou Catastrophe~

    Space☆Dandy Vol.6 is actually Vol.1 of Season 2. It contains Ep 14 and 15, while Season 1 had 13 eps, thus it is part of Season 2: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00J7CQAJC

    Sep 22~28 week [BD]
    *59 *** ***,813 ***,813 *1 Space☆Dandy Vol.6 (2nd Season Vol.1)

    Sailor Moon should be 4,478

    Oct 20~26 week [BD]
    *77 **8 ***,396 **4,047 *2 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Vol.1

    Nov 10~16 week [DVD]
    *60 *** ***,431 ***,431 *1 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Vol.1 Regular Edition

    • something something says:

      Dandy I had decided to count as one because there’s no gap between volume releases and they maintained continuous volume numbering and show title. But yes, there was a season gap between episodes. It’s the sort of thing that can go either way really, I’ve never been able to settle on a perfectly consistent rule because situations vary a lot.

      As for the rest, looks like I had the right info in my spreadsheet but this post gets updated manually, which has always been a bit of an issue since it’s easy to miss stuff. Wish I could get all this crap databased but doing that and getting it linked up to the site is waaaaay beyond me. Anyways, fixed the missing bits, thanks for the heads up!

  2. Oppps says:

    That Aldnoah Zero is 8 weeks in top 300

  3. Tarot says:

    A bit of a typo with the Akame ga kill numbers.

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