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Regarding when you should expect to see this site updated, I’ll follow roughly this schedule:

Tuesday, 3-4AM EST (UTC-4/5) – Preliminary DVD30/50 + BD20/20 ranking, new post. This is very consistent, except around the holidays when Oricon skips a week.

Thursday, night EST – Full weekly DVD100 + BD100 ranking, editing previous post (so no bump). This can take until Friday; it depends when the data is released. Sometimes it’s not available at all on Thursdays, occasionally it even takes until the weekend, but Thursday is most common. Obviously if the initial ful list doesn’t come out until Friday, this would happen Friday evening instead. I usually get to it after I get home from work, whichever day it is.

Weekend, any time – Whole set of rankings updated as appropriate (seasonal vol 1s, yearly averages, yearly per-volume, series quick view, BD boxes), at some point over the weekend when I have time. This will go in a new post, with a summary of links to everything I updated that day. Lately I’ve been doing this every two weeks instead of weekly, mostly due to being tired and lazy.

I will also do some unscheduled posts if I just want to talk about something I’ve observed and or find interesting or noteworthy.

Mid-year rankings tend to come out in late June or early July. Full yearly rankings come out late January. Monthly rankings come out near the end of each month and go in the ranking summary posts.

General Discussion
Also, since I don’t see any reason to set up a forum just for sales discussion, I think we can use this post as a catch-all for any sales-related comments you have that don’t fit in one of the specific posts.

Comments on daily rankings, comments on preorder rankings, general questions, that sort of thing.

1,184 Responses to “Posting Schedule and Open Discussion”

  1. something something says:

    TV Anime, All Re-releases (boxes, re-issued singles, other)

    This used to be the BD Box ¥100m+ list, but I’ve totally overhauled it to cover far more information. See the Notes at the top of the page for more details.

  2. steenspring says:

    Don’t know if you care anymore or how long it will last, but Kirara Fantasia doesn’t seem to be region locked anymore.

    • something something says:

      Even if they (temporarily) remove the region block, they’ve apparently killed emulators, so I still wouldn’t be able to play. Honestly I give up, they’re spending more energy on preventing people from playing their game than anything else.

  3. Anon says:

    CG Theaters S3 BDs have gone up for preorders. The first volume comes with a raffle for the 6thLIVE at Seibu’s Dome (capacity: 33K) and the second one for the live at Nagoya’s Dome (40K). And while most people will try their luck with the music CDs, since they are way cheaper, I think it’s safe to assume this short anime will be one of the top sellers of the summer season, just like the first season last year (same methodology and all that).

    • something something says:

      Hm, I think I’ll be surprised if it does the crazy 44k of s1v1 but these sound like much bigger events than the s2 tickets so it ought to land somewhere between. Unless the cheaper CDs cannibalize all of the BD ticket possibilities.

      • Anon says:

        To put it into perspective, S1 had a lottery for two lives at SSA (22K capacity) and S2 for two lives/talkshows at Maihama’s Amphitheater (only 2K).
        This time they’ll be doing four shows in baseball stadiums (two at Seibu, two at Nagoya) but I have to agree, even with the bigger lives I doubt v1 will reach those 44K but this raffle also includes a lottery for 20 special seats, that might secure the high numbers for the BDs.

  4. Siliziumleben says:

    Seems like the Phantom in the Twilight BDs have been cancelled and it seems no Box set has been announced as of now.
    I remember some stuff switching from singles to box sets or getting delayed until further notices, but I think there are not that much cases where a release gets completely cancelled. I think I am aware of only one case.

    Would be really interesting to know what happened behind the scenes or if pre orders have been too low, but that did not prevent other stuff to get their releases.

    • something something says:

      Interesting. The committee is unusual in that it seems to be just one company (Happy Elements Asia Pacific) that I’ve never heard of before but is apparently the game publisher. The BDs were to be published and distributed by NBC Universal, who at least according to Ultimatemegax’s spreadsheet isn’t on the committee.

      It’s still more likely than not that a box will crop up at some point, unless the relationship with NBC Universal just totally fell through I guess.

  5. something something says:

    Site was down for some days because my hosting provider disabled the site for having too much load (how I don’t know, considering this is such a small-time site),and leaving absolutely no intelligible instructions for how to undo that. They also suggested a move to a different hosting plan they offer as a potential fix, and *that* was a whole terrible adventure in and of itself because some obscure setting in one of my plugins decided to make the site show up as blank for a day or so.

    Anyway, that was rather obnoxious. But it’s back.

    • Progeusz says:

      Glad to have you back, something!

      Fingers crossed they won’t cause any more issues in the future because they seem like quite a problematic provider. I remember they weren’t very helpful in the past either.

    • AnimePhoenix says:

      Glad to see you back and I really hope it always stays up!

  6. Brandon says:

    I see translated things like “Initial Benefits” and “Every time privilege” and I dont really quite get what that all means. Does this mean that if you preorder too late you could just get a regular blu-ray containing just the “Every time privilege”?

    • something something says:

      Sounds like a machine translation so I’m not sure what exactly is meant. Do you have the original JP or a link or something to the item in question?

      But if you’re talking about BDs, the “limited” edition is usually, effectively, the only edition. If you buy an LE then that’s what you’re going to get. You won’t see it gets replaced by a “regular” edition or anything. But in extremely rare cases there may be “first edition” bonuses that are indeed limited.

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