Ejc passed along something 2ch had discovered on the public Oricon website recently: http://www.someanithing.com/2608/comment-page-1#comment-42550

The big question was how to get a clean list, rather than blindly searching through over 1200 pages one by one on a site that is a pain to navigate at the best of times. I’ve managed to do that with some page scraping and a lot of text manipulation. The result is a list of 12,721 DVDs going back as far as Oricon tracks them, ranked by total sales, but without the sales number. You’ll see some listed with really old dates like “1988” which seems weird as there were no DVDs in 1988! But that’s just Oricon saying the original release came out in 1988, not that the *DVD* version came out in 1988.

The Data
DVD: Current as of 2014-12-24
BD: Current as of 2014-12-25update, added BDs

It’s rank/title/date/highest/#times separated by tabs, I recommend pasting it into Excel or similar to get proper columns. It’s their “animation” category so it’s a bunch more than just anime, but the more the merrier in this case as it gives us more to compare to.

Now the fun begins of how to use this. I mean one could go down the list one by one filling in what we know! But that’s tricky, and anything that ranked in the top 300 more weeks than it ranked in the all top 100/animation 30 is a release we can only fill in a partial number for, which is an issue. It’s definitely useful for the large list of discs that ranked only once, which is primarily what we care about. Most DVDs that sold enough to make top 300 more than once are likely to have

And of course the download and cleanup process will need to be completed every time you want new data, plus merging in any populated values with the new list… I have some ideas about how to do that but the initial site scrape itself takes about four hours, since I don’t want to hammer their site with parallel requests and try to keep at least a second between downloading and starting the new request. Don’t want to get banned (or have them wise up and remove it, if this isn’t something they intended for people to do!), you see.

I haven’t started doing it for BD either, but DVD seems more important right now.

48 Responses to “All Oricon-tracked DVD/BDs by rank (rank only, no sales number)”

  1. something something says:

    I know there’s a few gaps and dupes in the list as is, that’s due to the scrape timing out on a few pages or downloading more than once. I’m cleaning up the gaps where I see them and will update shortly.

  2. something something says:

    I’ve updated it with some fixes. There are some unavoidable glitches… I think they may even have been updating the list as I was scraping, which will throw some stuff off slightly. I’m especially noticing that the last item on some pages also shows up as the first item on the next. I don’t know why, could just be a bug in how it’s being downloaded by the thing that’s downloading the page. So it’s not going to be perfect, but large scrapes of website data usually aren’t! Should be pretty darn close tho.

  3. something something says:

    http://i.imgur.com/rN92jcW.png
    So here’s an example of how I’m tackling this. I’ll never get everything filled, of course, but I’m checking known values, focusing on stuff that ranked 1 week and was within the top 150 (can expand that to 175 or 200 and probably still find some from the Animation 30 lists). This way we can guesstimate some, like Locodol v2 between 260 and 254.

    I guess I’ll just keep at it until I’m sick of it, and see what happens!

    • something something says:

      This is proving fruitful already. Here’s brand new data added thus far:
      330 v4 D-Frag!
      339 v5 D-Frag!
      350 v6 D-Frag!
      400 v1 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga Locodol Yatte Mita.
      254 v2 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga Locodol Yatte Mita.
      427 v3 Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
      281 v2 Hajime no Ippo Rising
      416 v3 Puchimas!! -Petit Idolmaster-
      413 v2 Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
      356 v3 Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
      404 v2 Mushibugyou
      384 v3 Nagi no Asu kara
      400 v8 Nagi no Asu kara
      410 v9 Nagi no Asu kara
      325 v2 Nobunaga The Fool
      354 v4 Photokano
      296 v2 Rail Wars!
      362 v1 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
      296 v3 Rozen Maiden (2013)
      375 v1 Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
      356 v1 selector infected WIXOSS
      407 v5 Tamayura ~more aggressive~
      395 v5 Tokyo Ravens
      407 v2 Uchouten Kazoku
      356 v3 Uchouten Kazoku
      353 v6 Uchouten Kazoku
      325 v6 Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita.

      Some of those are the first time we’ve ever had DVD data for the series.

      Many, many more to go.

  4. Avatar Bob says:

    What method did you use to transform that Japanese HTML mess into a clean .csv file ?

  5. Avatar Kalanoch says:

    Is this a process that can be automated? If you can lay out exactly the steps that need to be done I might be able to write a program that does it for you.

  6. something something says:

    Regarding the questions of how I got the list, a simplified list of steps is:

    1. Firefox extension “Scrapbook” has an option that automatically downloads a list of URLs you paste in. So I took the base URL http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/34386/rank/dvd/p/ and appended the #/ at the end from 1 to the last page and ran the import on that. Takes a few hours because I’m trying to avoid getting IP banned and the Oricon site is slow to begin with, so I let it run over night.

    2. Went into my Scrapbook data folder, grabbed all the index.html files generated from this batch and put them in a separate folder.

    3. Ran a copy /b *.html [newfilename].html from command line on this folder, which concatenates them into one ~60MB HTML file.

    4. Opened that in notepad++, used the bookmark tool on all lines containing the fields I needed, deleted the rest. Fields I need are http://pastebin.com/F7x74aFZ (comments here try to parse the html, thus pastebin)

    5. Do some find and replace on the resulting list to remove the HTML tags, insert the tabs between fields, etc.

    6. Pasted the results into Excel, sorted by rank, cleaned up date formats. Then just copied back out into the txt file I linked above.

    Then repeat the whole process for BDs eventually!

    Steps 1-2 suffer from a mix of Oricon’s site timing out while I’m trying to download some pages as well as the Scrapbook extension itself having a couple quirks I guess. I’m sure there are many superior alternatives out there for just scraping HTML from a series of URLs. Step 2 is especially clunky, I’d like something that just dumps the HTML straight to one big text file rather than trying to hunt for the right index.html files from among my thousands and thousands of sites saved in scrapbook.

    Steps 3-6 aren’t too bad for a one-off, but will get tedious fast when I try to replicate this for new data. Plus the time spent manually fixing the 10 or so pages that failed to download.

    And of course now that I have the list I’m adding all the sales numbers to it in Excel. I have some idea about how I can transfer that from this list to a new list tho (just create another sheet, paste the new list in, pull the data from the previous sheet with some basic formulas, shouldn’t be too bad).

    • Avatar Bob says:

      “I’d like something that just dumps the HTML straight to one big text file rather than trying to hunt for the right index.html”

      I have the right Firefox addon for you, but I highly recommend to use it with a 64bit firefox folk like Palemoon or Waterfox because it load all the page into the ram memory.

      https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/repagination/

      Right-click on the “next page” button and choose “Load all”. It will load all the page in the same tab. That addon don’t work with every website but it work with Oricon.

    • Avatar Bob says:

      Right-click on the “next page” button and choose “Re-pagination” and click on “Load all”.*

      Also, why don’t you just created a macro instead of doing the same action a hundred times for the step 4 and 5 ? Then used some software to fuse all the cleaned files together ?

      • something something says:

        Oh I only did the action once for each command, not once per page or release. Just a find/replace all.

        I’ll give the extension a look when I do BDs, thanks.

        So I went at this for 13 hours straight today… that’s my idea of a Christmas Eve! I found 267 brand new DVD data points in the process, so I’m happy.

        Of course this is only maybe 20% of just a subset of the data so this is likely a 100+ hour job cross-referencing all the data points and adding the new stuff in. What have I gotten into…?

      • something something says:

        Ahh, looks like Repagination won’t work. It will load the whole page into one tab, but you can’t pull the underlying HTML from it. When you try to save it just grabs the HTML of the first page, not the big combined page. Just tried it on the BD rankings.

        • Avatar Bob says:

          Did you use the Scrapbook addon to do it ? Because when I use “Firefox menu -> Save as” it actually save the page in it’s current form even after using Re-pagination.

          Firefox freeze a bit if the size of the page is very high but in the end it work.

          • something something says:

            Yep, was just coming back to mention that I ended up doing this and it worked. It’s definitely better than the previous way I was saving, thanks!

  7. something something says:

    One other interesting thing I’m finding is a small handful of REs. Bake v4 RE DVD sold 446 for example, vs 26,504 for the LE DVD. Lucky Star v4 RE DVD sold 877 vs 32,511 for the LE. Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de v1 sold 644 vs 2,255 for the LE. This one is a pretty decent change, because the LE was unusually expensive (¥9500) and the RE dirt cheap (¥2300) so the RE make sup a modest percentage of sales.

  8. Took a look at the first season of Aa! Megami-sama (2005), and found there was a) quite a bit of difference in how you could calculate it, and b) given the newly-assembled info, it’s a 10k show no matter which metric you use.

    This series is 8+1 volumes; 8 regular volumes and one special disk. Oricon weekly data pegs 5 volumes, 4-7 and the Special disk, as lower than the overall rankings can place it. This is most egregious in the case of the special, which sold 2632 additional disks. The DVDBD wiki counts two of these, 5 and 7, but misses 4, 6 and the special. Something doesn’t count the special disk as part of the show’s release, so gets a final average of 9917 over 8 disks. The wiki gets a final average of 9618 over 9 disks. Both count the lower bounds for v5 and v7 in these averages and the weeklies for everything else.

    These new lower bounds add 690 disks to v4, 467 disks to v6, and 2632 disks to the special. I also add 3 disks to v7’s wiki total. v5’s wiki lowest-estimate is higher than the threshold I found by 7 disks. Not sure what’s up with that, since I used the disk right below it in the rankings as a lower bound (might be yearly data instead of overall data). Using my own bounds for every volume but 5, where the wiki bound is used, I get an average of 10,062 over 8 disks and 10,037 over 9 disks. For whatever the meaningless difference in histogram bins are worth, it’s a 10k series.

    Also have cataloged “upper bounds” ranked slightly higher – note why they are mostly useless for multi-week sellers. Rather helpfully, lower bounds do matter because a release has to have sold at least that many volumes to be ranked higher.

    (10,847)
    1305 けいおん!(1) 7/29/2009 7 6
    1307 ああっ女神さまっ 1 9/22/2000
    1309 戦国BASARA弐 其の四 1/7/2011 4 3
    (11,611)
    Original: 11,653 [better]

    (11,085)
    1391 カウボーイビバップ 8th Session 7/25/1999
    1392 ああっ女神さまっ 2 5/27/2005
    1393 夏目友人帳 5(完全生産限定版) 2/25/2009 14 3
    (10,698)
    Original: 11,047 [better]

    (10,346)
    1401 ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント(2) 2/15/2006 10 3
    1402 ああっ女神さまっ 3 6/24/2005 16 4
    1403 みなみけ 4(期間限定版) 4/9/2008 7 3
    (10,297)
    Original: 10,982 [better]

    (10,215)
    1511 無限のリヴァイアス Vol.2 5/25/2000
    1512 ああっ女神さまっ 4 7/22/2005 25 3
    1513 ノワール Vol.3 9/21/2001
    (10,191)
    Original: 9501 [+690 disks]

    (9433)
    1632 Free!④【DVD】 12/4/2013 5 2
    1635 ああっ女神さまっ 5 8/26/2005 24 3
    1636 純情ロマンチカ 限定版(3) 9/26/2008 20 3
    (9414)
    Original: 8986 [+428 disks]

    (9109)
    1696 君に届け Vol.2 1/27/2010 19 3
    1698 ああっ女神さまっ 6 9/23/2005 26 3
    1699 舞-乙HiME ③ 3/24/2006 21 2
    (9095)
    Original: 8628 [+467 disks]

    (8985)
    1626 鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3(完全生産限定版) 10/28/2009 16 3
    1629 ああっ女神さまっ 7 10/28/2005 20 3
    1631 ラーゼフォン 第3巻 7/26/2002
    (9440)
    Original: 9024 [+416 disks]

    (8669)
    1792 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス> 第4巻 7/27/2011 11 2
    1793 ああっ女神さまっ 8<最終巻> 11/25/2005 35 2
    1796 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス> 第5巻 8/24/2011 15 3
    (8341)
    Original: 8668 [better]

    (9453)
    1562 夏目友人帳 2 11/26/2008 11 3
    1564 ああっ女神さまっ Special 12/23/2005 46 3
    1565 ハヤテのごとく! 07 1/25/2008 23 4
    (9839)
    Original 7207 [+2632 disks]

    DVDBD wiki info: http://dvdbd.wiki.fc2.com/wiki/%E3%81%82%E3%81%82%E3%81%A3%E5%A5%B3%E7%A5%9E%E3%81%95%E3%81%BE%E3%81%A3
    ○ああっ女神さまっ 【全9巻】
    巻数  初動  2週計  累計  発売日
    01巻 *6,721 10,037 11,653 05.04.22
    02巻 *8,472 10,511 11,047 05.05.27
    03巻 *7,125 *9,898 10,982 05.06.24
    04巻 *6,855 *9,501 **,*** 05.07.22
    05巻 *7,159 *8,986 **,*** 05.08.26 ※月間 *9,421~9,436枚(売り上げ金額ベースより算出)
    06巻 *6,541 *8,628 **,*** 05.09.23
    07巻 *7,036 *9,024 **,*** 05.10.28 ※月間 *9,437~9,452枚(売り上げ金額ベースより算出)
    08巻 *6,836 *8,668 **,*** 05.11.25
    SP巻 *7,207 **,*** **,*** 05.12.23 ※スペシャル

  9. something something says:

    Thanks, will update that one in a bit.

    Here’s a pastebin of all the new stuff I’ve found so far (wait why am I still awake? okay this is really it for now): http://pastebin.com/mgSNm9Ve

    350 DVD data points added as of now! I’ll probably pick this back up on Friday, I have a lot of anime to watch tomorrow. Such as finishing Yuyuyu and Yama no Susume. ;_;

  10. Simpler than the previous case, went through and got lower-bound estimates for Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru (2006). It was only a 4 volume release, and each volume gained at least 300 disks (the first two over 1000), so it easily clears the 10k mark.

    Old average was 9590.5~9591 over 4 volumes, updated average is 10509.25~10,509 over 4 volumes.

    1369 乙女はお姉さまに恋してる Ⅰ =限定版= 1/11/2007 15 4
    1370 テニスの王子様 OVA ANOTHER STORY Ⅱ~アノトキノボクラ Vol.2 10/26/2011 10 4
    (11226)
    Original: 9618 [+1608 disks]

    1409 乙女はお姉さまに恋してる Ⅱ =限定版= 2/7/2007 10 4
    1410 シングルアニメーション 鋼鉄天使くるみ 2 8/2/2000
    (10917)
    Original: 9754 [+1163 disks]

    1540 乙女はお姉さまに恋してる Ⅲ =限定版= 3/7/2007 15 3
    1541 機動天使エンジェリックレイヤー Battle1 7/25/2001
    (9968)
    Original: 9439 [+529 disks]

    1550 乙女はお姉さまに恋してる Ⅳ =限定版= 4/4/2007 9 3
    1551 夏目友人帳 4 1/28/2009 17 3
    (9926)
    Original: 9551 [+375 disks]

    DVDBD Wiki Data: http://dvdbd.wiki.fc2.com/wiki/%E4%B9%99%E5%A5%B3%E3%81%AF%E3%81%8A%E5%A7%89%E3%81%95%E3%81%BE%E3%81%AB%E6%81%8B%E3%81%97%E3%81%A6%E3%82%8B

    ○乙女はお姉さまに恋してる 【全4巻】
    巻数 初動  2週計  発売日
    01巻 7,492 9,618 07.01.11
    02巻 8,334 9,754 07.02.07
    03巻 8,326 9,439 07.03.07
    04巻 8,064 9,551 07.04.04

  11. Lower bounds add disks to v1-3 and v5 of Rozen Maiden Traumend (2005). Original average was 9285 over 6 disks, updated average is 9777 over 6 disks.

    1256 ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント(1) コレクターズ・エディション 1/18/2006 8 4
    1257 舞-乙HiME Zwei スペシャルパッケージ 1 11/24/2006 19 2
    (11981)
    Original: 10809 [+1172 disks]

    1401 ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント(2) 2/15/2006 10 3
    1402 ああっ女神さまっ 3 6/24/2005 16 4
    (10982)
    Original: 10346 [+636 disks]

    1665 ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント(3) 3/15/2006 13 3
    1666 かんなぎ 7(最終巻)(完全生産限定版) 5/27/2009 11 2
    (9308)
    Original: 8654 [+654 disks]

    1730 ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント(4) 4/19/2006 17 2
    1739 ひだまりスケッチ×365 3(完全生産限定版) 11/26/2008 13 2
    1740 ひだまりスケッチ×365 2(完全生産限定版) 10/22/2008 14 2
    (8912)
    Original: 8978 [better]

    1791 ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント(5) 5/17/2006 8 3
    1792 IS<インフィニット・ストラトス> 第4巻 7/27/2011 11 2
    (8669)
    Original: 8181 [+488 disks]

    1780 ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント(6) 6/21/2006 16 2
    1782 君が望む永遠 第2巻 3/25/2004
    (8217)
    Original: 8744 [better]

    DVDBD Wiki Data: http://dvdbd.wiki.fc2.com/wiki/%E3%83%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%87%E3%83%B3

    ○ローゼンメイデン・トロイメント 【全6巻】
    巻数  初動  2週計  発売日
    01巻 *8,620 10,809 06.01.18
    02巻 *8,341 10,346 06.02.15
    03巻 *6,966 *8,654 06.03.15
    04巻 *7,160 *8,978 06.04.19
    05巻 *6,551 *8,181 06.05.17
    06巻 *7,567 *8,744 06.06.21

  12. Last one for tonight, Aria the Natural (2006). Found lower bounds for v2, v3, v6, v8, and v9 (though v2’s is redundant). v6 adds a lot (2524 disks), since it was a holiday release and got bulldozed by thresholds, getting one week while everything else in the set got two.

    The old average was based on a slightly different estimate for v2 than the bounds I discovered, higher by 3 copies (9929 wiki vs. 9926 my figures), and different estimate for v5 is used in something’s database (9197 vs. 9017 in the wiki). Assuming both of these figures to be accurate, I used them in calculating the updated average.

    The old average is 9240 over 9 disks, and the updated average is 9704.7~9705 over 9 disks.

    1471 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.1 7/25/2006 14 2
    1473 図書館戦争 第二巻 9/3/2008 6 4
    (10465)
    Original: 10,473 [better]

    1548 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.2 8/25/2006 21 3
    1550 乙女はお姉さまに恋してる Ⅳ =限定版= 4/4/2007 9 3
    1551 夏目友人帳 4 1/28/2009 17 3
    (9926)
    Original: 9561 [+465 disks]

    1611 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.3 9/22/2006 19 3
    1613 続 夏目友人帳 4 7/22/2009 21 3
    (9193)
    1614 舞-HiME 4 4/22/2005
    (9548)
    Original: 9090 [+458 disks]

    1609 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.4 10/25/2006 15 2
    1610 ハチミツとクローバー 第6巻<初回限定生産版> 1/27/2006 23 3
    (8944)
    1614 舞-HiME 4 4/22/2005
    (9548)
    Original: 9562 [better]

    1721 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.5 11/24/2006 25 2
    1722 そらのおとしもの 限定版 第1巻 12/25/2009 33 4
    (8671)
    1723 図書館戦争 第五巻 12/3/2008 12 2
    (9010)
    Original: 9017 [better]

    1625 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.6 12/22/2006 36 3
    1626 鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3(完全生産限定版) 10/28/2009 16 3
    (8985)
    1631 ラーゼフォン 第3巻 7/26/2002
    (9440)
    Original: 6916 [+2524 disks]

    1574 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.7 1/25/2007 15 2
    1575 図書館戦争 第三巻 10/1/2008 5 3
    (9789)
    Original: 9797 [better]

    1585 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.8 2/23/2007 19 3
    1590 ネギま!? Ⅲ SP 4/25/2007 15 3
    (9685)
    Original: 9314 [+371 disks]

    1654 ARIA The NATURAL Navigation.9 3/23/2007 21 3
    1658 無限のリヴァイアス Vol.4 7/25/2000
    (9333)
    Original: 8884 [+449 disks]

    DVDBD Wiki Data: http://dvdbd.wiki.fc2.com/wiki/ARIA

    ○ARIA The NATURAL 【全9巻】
    巻数  初動  累計  発売日
    01巻 *9,609 10,473 06.07.25
    02巻 *7,625 *9,561 06.08.25 ※月間 *9,929~*9,944枚(売り上げ金額ベースより算出)
    03巻 *6,129 *9,090 06.09.22
    04巻 *8,342 *9,562 06.10.25
    05巻 *7,461 *9,017 06.11.24
    06巻 *6,916 **,*** 06.12.22
    07巻 *8,263 *9,797 07.01.25
    08巻 *7,009 *9,314 07.02.23
    09巻 *6,886 *8,884 07.03.23 
    BOX *6,763 **,*** 09.11.25

    • something something says:

      Thanks, will get data for all these added. I’ve been focusing all my time on the opposite end of the scale (dead stuff that didn’t rank) so it’s helpful to have someone checking from the other direction.

  13. something something says:

    Progress update!

    I’ve spend a lot of time setting up a whole (still partly manual but much better than before) process for pulling down the list, cleaning it up, merging it in with my running list so I can do this every week (more realistically, maybe once a month as it’s a lot of work) and make sure it’s an ongoing thing, not a one-time deal. It’s been pretty crazy since Wednesday.

    So far I’ve added the following:
    DVD: http://pastebin.com/jEh61t9v
    BD: http://pastebin.com/sJ6PCsWN

    I’ve only very briefly dabbled in BDs to make sure my process worked there too, so only 63 BDs have been added. I’ve been able to add 759 new DVD sales points, though!

    So, so, so, so many more to go.

    It’s been cool being able to fill in sales for every volume of a whole bunch of shows that we has maybe 1-2 ranked vols, or none with just estimates, or just utterly zilch! It’s also provided moments of sadness, like finally getting real numbers for Aoi Hana (avg 884) and Sasameki Koto (avg 616). Sometimes, the old “*,***” is almost more comforting. Truth hurts!

    It’s also been neat seeing some RE numbers. REs for three volumes (so far, might be more as I continue) actually just put Bakemonogatari over the 79k mark.

    While I’ve been looking at the low end sellers to fill in blanks, torisunanohokori has provided some info on near-10k sellers in comments above. And confirming what I hoped, kViN calculated that Hyouka is officially a 10k seller!

    You’re not going to see most of the new data reflected in the rankings here for a while yet. I have a massive massive massive amount of data to continue going through and I don’t want to spend time doing a partial update when I could just be getting more data entered.

  14. Avatar Anonymous says:

    I really want data of M3, Fuun Isshin Dai Shogun and Argevollen.

    • something something says:

      For thresholds, the absolute lowest selling disc in the BD animation category we have is Meganebu v6 at 176. The lowest DVD we have is Robot Girls Z v1 at 211. Anything below those cannot be given a sales number.

      M3
      BD – sub-Meganebu, can’t estimate
      DVD – Never made top 300, not on list at all.

      Dai Shogun
      BD – all 3 vols sub-Meganebu, can’t estimate
      DVD – Never made top 300, not on list at all.

      Argevollen
      BD – v1 ranked in the weeklies at 257. v2 we can say is between 257-260 based on the extended rankings. v3 is sub-Meganebu, can’t estimate.
      DVD – Never made top 300, not on list at all.

      So the only new data point is BDs for Argevollen v2 of 257.

      Unfortunately we’re still up against a lower bound! We’re getting tons and tons of new data but some shows simply sell way too low to be counted. But pretty much anything above Meganebu v6 and RGZ v1 is good to go now.

      • Avatar Ejc says:

        I mentioned this before, but Shin Strange Plus sold at least 70 copies (using an Idol Image BD) in its release week, so that’s the absolute lower bound for our BD data. Whether you want to use that for M3 and Dai Shogun as well for their lower bounds, or increase them by 1 each, since they seem much higher than the Shin Strange Plus, up to you!

        100 *** ***,184 (Cut-Off)
        230 Shin Strange Plus
        252 *,*69

      • Avatar Anonymous says:

        It’s actually a bit fascinating, if also a bit morbid, that even with the entire sales data of Oricon known to us, some shows STILL tanked so horrible that we can’t estimate how bad their sales were. How does that happen?

  15. something something says:

    Progress update!

    Was busy with other obligations most of the day, but go back on the BD list and hammered through another 1,000 or so discs. I’m about half done now (starting from the bottom , I’ve gone from 3467 to 1644) and am around where BDs reach the 2.2-2.3k mark. Lots and lots of stuff added, primarily wk2s and beyond. 863 BD data points added so far.

    Lots of shows getting small bumps to the average based on wk2s. For example:
    Sakura Trick‘s average increases from 2,110 to 2,380.
    Uchouten Kazoku went from 1,649 to 1,780 BD average, but also ranked on DVD for every volume as well for the first time, taking the new total to 2,282.
    Nichijou up from 2,750 to at least 2,918. I have a few more discs to get to yet, but it looks like it’ll fall ever so slightly below 3k.
    Kuragehime had ranked BD only before for 487, but DVD data doubles that to 952.

    And so on! I’ll be getting to the bigger sellers over the coming days. Still among the fairly small fry for now, but have so far added or updated sales for 1,622 discs.

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