See Mid-year per-Volume and per-Series Total charts from Oricon for the previous ranking in June.
2015 Full-Year Ranking by Volume
This covers the week of 2014/12/08 (12/22付) through the week of 2015/12/07 (12/21付).
Normally I only list a disc if it’s got new data, but I already added the additional data when I first saw this list, and now I don’t remember which ones had new data or not. Note that some discs already have higher sales than what’s listed below as they’ve ranked since the week of 12/07.
2015 Full-year DVD Top 100
*8 133,738 Youkai Watch: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan!
43 *34,687 The Last -Naruto the Movie- LE
54 *29,068 Tonari no Totoro (2014 re-release)
58 *27,983 Omoide no Marnie
61 *26,836 Dragonball Z Fukkatsu no F RE
75 *22,637 Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions v1
80 *21,496 Kidou Senshi Gundam The Origin v1
95 *19,529 Youkai Watch v2
2015 Full-year BD Top 100
11 *70,873 Love Live! 2nd Season v7
14 *67,486 Kidou Senshi Gundam The Origin v1
28 *47,923 Kidou Senshi Gundam The Origin v2
36 *39,283 Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
38 *37,943 Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions v1
40 *35,992 Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Part II
45 *32,332 Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions v2
48 *31,918 The Last -Naruto the Movie- LE
49 *30,371 Tsukimonogatari v1 (Yotsugi Doll Part 1)
52 *29,807 Tsukimonogatari v2 (Yotsugi Doll Part 2)
54 *28,267 Psycho-Pass Movie LE
57 *25,909 Code Geass Boukoku no Akito v3
60 *25,712 Shinseiki Evangelion BD Box
63 *25,066 Persona 3 #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream LE
83 *21,345 Code Geass Boukoku no Akito v4
85 *21,129 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune LE
87 *20,888 Kantai Collection -Kancolle- v1
88 *20,676 Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow v1
94 *18,791 Youkai Watch: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan!
97 *18,543 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX v1
18 *57,971 Love Live! μ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~
86 *21,047 Mizuki Nana Live Flight x Flight
93 *19,382 Free! -Eternal Summer- Special Event Iwatobi/Samezuka Goudou Bunkasai
— *17,611 Mizuki Nana Live Theater -Acoustic-
2015 Full-Year Ranking by Series
This covers the week of 2014/12/08 (12/22付) through the week of 2015/12/07 (12/21付).
As before, this one is quite the pain to use, because it seems to count data from below the Top 300 cutoff, which would also count any small sales from RE versions. There is simply no way it could be correct otherwise, because the averages it implies directly contradict the extended rankings. Also as before, I’ve settled on calculating a batch adjustment at the series level, and adding that to the total average. I will not try to spread these discs out across individual volumes, as that would end any hope of tracking them reliably via the extended rankings. Even as a one-time adjustment, it can be very tricky if not downright impossible to calculate this 100% accurately for titles that span both 2014 and 2015 so I’m not claiming this is on the nose right down to the last disc. But it should be pretty close.
Note that these numbers are taken before any additional data from the week of 2015/12/14 and beyond, or their extended rankings. The before-after averages factor in the most recent data, including post-12/07 week data, but I needed to make sure the “previous known” values did not.
214,413 Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions
• Previously known sales: 211,578 = 187,832 v1-5 + 23,746 v6wk1-2
• Addition: 2,835
• Average: 35,412 → 35,884
• Note: And suddenly it’s only 108 behind Fate UBW s2! Since UBW only has one edition, it shouldn’t really be missing much of anything from its tally. Utapri s3 could indeed pass it now and become the #1 series of 2015. Although the numbers are so close it’s basically a tie already. This is by far the closest #1-2 in a year ever.
151,825 Kuroko no Basuke
• Previously known sales: 139,835 = 120,990 s3 v1-8 + 18,845 fandisc
• Addition: see note
• Average: 15,187 → 15,977
• Note: This is a tricky one! The fandisc falls within this reporting period, not just s3. Now, the mid-year additions were 65,060 so the additions on top of that are 86,765. The 86k from the second half of the year I think we can award entirely to s3, only a minuscule amount would be s1-2 or fandisc.
The 65,060 from the first half of the year is a lot trickier. 22,858 of that goes to v1 and 18,474 to v2wk1-2. It should be little to no more than that because both of them ranked every one fo the weeks between release and the end of the period, except for v1’s 7th week, which was likely very small.
That leaves 23,728 for: fandisc + s1-2 stragglers + s3v1wk7. The latter two should be quite insignificant, so as I did before I’ll give all of this chunk to the fandisc.
Therefore we’ve got 86,765 for v2wk3> + v3-8. In that case the addition is 86,765 – 79,658 = 7,107. Which still seems like a lot, but there you have it. I don’t think I missed anything obvious, or hope I didn’t.
145,007 Sword Art Online II
• Previously known sales: 134,019 = ~300 v1wk8-10 + 1368 v2wk3 on + 132,661 v3-9
• Addition: 10,668
• Average: 20,196 → 20,704
• Note: I don’t know exactly how much v1 added in weeks 8-10, but it added 1084 in weeks 5-10 which is 180 a week on average, although that would be front-loaded. let’s say 100 a week for the latter three. It’s an insignificant difference either way though.
• Previously known sales: 120,918 = 120,918 v1-8
• Addition: 9,405
• Average: 15,530 → 16,349
129,866 Free! -Eternal Summer-
• Previously known sales: 120,507 = ~835 v3wk4 on + 83,971 v4-7 + 35701 event
• Addition: 9,359
• Average: 22,290 → 22,293 (unchanged, see comment)
• Note: As of the mid-year ranking, Free! ES was at 89,383 and had been done since March, as only four of the discs fell in 2015 anyway. Almost all of the addition beyond that clearly comes from the live event disc. Problem is we don’t know exactly how much it sold. The BD made the yearly top 100 so we know it was 19,382 but we haven’t seen a number for the DVD since 16,319 in week 3.
So of the 9,359 addition we can give at least 4,639 to the TV series as that was from mid-year, before the event disc was out. The question is, how much of the remaining 4,720 goes to the event versus the TV series?
The event BD increased from 18,579 in wk3 to 19,382 in the yearlies (4%). If the DVD is proportional that’d be 16,972. That only accounts for about 650 of the missing 4,720 though. So the rest is a mix of live event sub-300 ranking and s2 sub-300 ranking and there’s no way to determine which goes to which. Have I mentioned that I hate how Oricon includes live event discs in these numbers? Bah.
But In the end I’ve decided to assume it’s all fandisc. At most (giving it ALL to s2, which is highly unlikely) it would have bumped the average by about 700 anyway, so it’s not a huge deal.
114,378 Kantai Collection -Kancolle-
• Previously known sales: 108,625 = 108,625 v1-6
• Addition: 5,753
• Average: 18,304 → 19,063
108,196 Love Live! 2nd Season
• Previously known sales: 94,663 = 456,911 v1-7 current total – 362,248 v1-6 2014 yearly = 94,663 in 2015
• Addition: 13,533
• Average: 65,994 → 67,206
• Note: I have to assume based on it being listed as “2nd Season” specifically that this does not count the continuing sales of the re-released s1 discs. If it did that would account for a good chunk of this, but it seems unlikely. This also isn’t enough to include any live events.
103,479 Kekkai Sensen
• Previously known sales: 98,424 = 98,424 v1-6
• Addition: 5,055
• Average: 16,404 → 17,247
• Previously known sales: 82,915 = ~444 v5wk4-5 + 82,537 v6-9
• Addition: 15,168
• Average: 24,884 → 25,514
• Note: Yet another very confusing one! In the mid-year ranking, when there were no movies to complicate it, the gap was 9,503. Now, if you include the movie’s 9,831 the gap is only 5,337 and it’s impossible for the gap to have gone down. Also mid-year sales were 92,418 and that implies total sales have grown by less than 6k in the past six months. But sales obviously cannot have grown by less than the sales of the movie.
That implies that the movie is not included in this total and the sales are entirely the TV series.
Which raises the question of where 15k discs could come from. That’s 6.6% of all sales, coming exclusively in little trickles in the 301+ ranking range? And it’s “only” 15k because 6k of that 98k came exclusively from the extended rankings in the 101-300 range. All told we’re looking at 21k discs added beyond what the weekly top 100s show us. That’s like an entire additional volume’s worth of sales.
Really drives home for the thousandth time just how much data we’re missing in the normal reports. And all of this is still well below actual publisher shipment numbers!
96,539 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
• Previously known sales: 88,903 = 88,903 v1-9
• Addition: 7,636
• Average: 10,020 → 10,727
91,309 Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken Stardust Crusaders
• Previously known sales: 76,784 = 1,155 s1v5wk3 on + 11,440 s1v6 + 60,208 s2v1-6 + 3,981 Live Event
• Addition: 14,525
• Average: ???
• Note: As before, Oricon isn’t separating the original from Egypt-hen. So that 14k gap is a mix of s1, s2, and presumably the live event (else it’d be an 18k gap!). I have no idea what to do with that, because a good chunk of that should be SC s1. I have to leave the average the same, which is a shame given how many discs are unaccounted for.
89,666 The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (standalone discs only, G4U [>50% of sales] not included)
• Previously known sales: 85,023 = 74,679 v1-5 + 10,344 v6wk1-3
• Addition: 4,643
• Average: 29,759 → 30,275
76,419 Gundam G no Reconquista
• Previously known sales: 69,605 = 69,605 v1-9
• Addition: 6,814
• Average: 8,612 → 9,011
• Note: As before, I’m using the Oricon v1wk1 here, not the Soundscan that we’re otherwise using.
76,222 Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
• Previously known sales: 75,275 = 39,283 s1 + 35,992 s2
• Addition: 947
• Average: see note
• Note: Because both s1 and s2 are included in the total, I can’t change the average for either. I’m guessing it’s mostly s1 given that only two weeks of s2 could possibly be missing from its current total. It’s a tiny number either way, so not a big deal. Though even a tiny bit could be enough to make the difference between this vs Utapri s3 for #1 of the year, but again, they’re so close it’s meaningless to say one sold more than the other. Especially since one is a box and one is singles, and one has huge ticket boosts, and s on. They’re really not comparable.
73,463 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
• Previously known sales: 67,846 = 67,846 v1-7
• Addition: 5,617
• Average: 9,836 → 10,495
• Note: A new 10k series! That brings 2015 to 10, and could go upwards of 14 if all the potential Fall series make it (Owari, Osomatsu, Haikyuu, Gochiusa).
• Previously known sales: 67,813 = 67,813 v1-2
• Addition: 3,361
• Average: 34,612 → 35,587
70,883 Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road
• Previously known sales: 65,376 = 65,376 v1-8
• Addition: 5,507
• Average: 8,439 → 8,860
Series that made the mid-year but not full-year:
Amagi Brilliant Park
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Nanatsu no Taizai
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
I’m rather curious what 94,609 金田一少年の事件簿Ｒ is all about. It didn’t rank, and Oricon only lists two discs from the series as coming out in 2015 anyway (two boxsets that sold basically nothing). Nothing else is in the extended rankings, so they must not be counted as anime. I can’t find anything else on Oricon even related to the franchise. The old volumes (which aren’t even s2) were from 2002. This… really seems like a huge mistake?