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2014 03/03 – 03/09 Anime DVD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
2 5 4,977 4,977 1 Gekijouban Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. LE
4 16 2,508 2,508 1 Gekijouban Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. RE
6 34 1,311 1,311 1 ONE PIECE 16th Season Punk Hazare-hen v5
7 35 1,303 1,303 1 ONE PIECE 16th Season Punk Hazare-hen v6
8 40 1,101 1,101 1 Kill La Kill v3
9 44 3 1,043 8,806 2 Hakuouki Movie 1
10 45 30 1,037 6,389 3 Captain Harlock RE
11 49 991 991 1 Naruto Shippuuden Ninkai Taisen Sasuke to Itachi v1
13 55 879 28,050 32 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi v1
14 56 859 859 1 Kyoukai no Kanata v3
15 63 755 755 1 Senki Zesshou Symphogear v6
17 68 74 700 1,240,318 637 Tonari no Totoro
19 89 593 593 1 Aikatsu! 2nd Season v1
23 495 13,192 13 Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi v2
24 489 531,945 583 Majo no Takkyuubin
25 17 483 2,892 2 Magi The Kingdom of Magic v2
27 14 460 9,905 3 Kuroko no Basuke 2nd season v2
28 10 454 3,851 2 Hetalia The Beautiful World Extra Disc
30 29 435 10,923 3 Shingeki no Kyojin v8

Other releases (concerts etc)
82 12 626 17,851 3 Tenipri Festa 2013

2014 03/03 – 03/09 Anime BD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
1 1 24,546 24,546 1 Gekijouban Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. SLE
2 2 11,224 11,224 1 K-ON BD Box
4 5 6,805 6,805 1 Kill La Kill v3
5 6 6,733 6,733 1 Senki Zesshou Symphogear v6
7 12 2,845 2,845 1 Kyoukai no Kanata v3
10 17 2,386 2,386 1 Gekijouban Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. LE
20 1 2,115 33,853 2 Monogatari Series Second Season v5 (Nadeko Medusa Pt. 1)
28 1,353 1,353 1 Gekijouban Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. RE
32 9 1,234 6,757 2 Wake Up, Girls! Shichinin no Idol LE
35 22 1,021 42,468 3 Kara no Kyoukai Mirai Fukuin LE
36 937 937 1 Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! v6
37 898 898 1 Aikatsu! 2nd Season v1
43 5 833 11,274 2 Infinite Stratos 2 v4
46 4 789 13,210 2 To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S v8
47 25 785 26,125 3 Shingeki no Kyojin v8
49 7 764 8,056 2 Hakuouki Movie 1
53 6 693 8,359 2 Little Busters! ~Refrain~ v2
57 44 654 4,893 3 Captain Harlock RE
61 8 588 7,302 2 Non Non Biyori v3
71 11 442 4,790 2 Strike The Blood v2
74 49 423 6,522 3 Captain Harlock LE
79 29 372 9,540 3 Kuroko no Basuke 2nd Season v2
80 24 365 3,082 2 Nagi no Asu Kara v3
83 87 353 8,559 5 Kill La Kill v2
87 10 333 5,581 2 Kin-iro Mosaic v6
89 48 329 8,974 3 Takanashi Rikka Kai ~Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!~
90 326 326 1 Ginga Tetsudou 999 BD Box v1
93 23 321 3,148 2 Tesagure! Bukatsumono v3
94 317 317 1 ONE PIECE 16th Season Punk Hazard-hen v6
97 312 312 1 ONE PIECE 16th Season Punk Hazard-hen v5
98 17 311 3,356 2 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season v3

Other releases (concerts etc)
88 64 331 8,673 3 Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2013 LE
95 73 316 28,693 11 Love Live! μ's 3rd Anniversary LoveLive!
94 277 22,457 11 Mekaku city V's

Winter update:
n/a

Fall update:
Kill La Kill v3 sells 6805/1101, total 7,906. This is actually ever so slightly above v2wk1 sales, which is a good sign. Now whether it asds 1.5k in wk2+ like v2 remains to be seen.
v2 ads 353 BDs, total 9,672 in wk5. The two cour effect is really keeping this one in the rankings for a while.

Kyoukai v3 sells 2845/859, total 3,704. Only 64 below v2wk1, so while it’s not high it’s consistent. Likely 4k average, then.

Kurobas s2 v2 adds 372/460, total 19,445. 0.05% above v1! Or more preciselt, 10 copies. That’s consistency.

IS2 v4 adds 833 BDs, total 13,801.

LitBus Refrain v2 adds 693 BDs, total 9,799.

Non Non v3 adds 588 BDs, total 8,000.

Strike the Blood v2 adds 442 BDs, total 5,792.

Magi s2 v2 adds 483 DVDs, total 4,423.

Valvrave s2 v3 adds 311 BDs, total 4,323.

NagiAsu v3 adds 365 BDs, total 3,082. Assuming this is the last rank, it’s about a 500-600 drop (~15%) on BD with the event ticket gone. Not bad.

Summer update:
Symphogear G v6, final volume, sells 6733/755, total 7,488. Series average: 8,434, a 75% increase on season one, one of the best season on season jumps we’ve seen. It should get to about 8.5k next week.

Watamote v6, final volume, sells 937 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Series average: 1,028.

Monogatari v5 adds 2115 BDs, toal 37,801. Much smaller wk2 than v4 but higher than v2-3. Maybe we’ll see 40k for this third arc, down from 42k for the second arc?

Kinmosa v6, final volume, adds 333 BDs, total 6,087. Series average: 6,582

Past seasons:
Shingeki v8 adds 785/435, total 37,048.

Railgun S v8, final volume, adds 789 BDs, total 15,260. Series average: 16,574

OVAs, Movies, Boxsets etc:
AnoHana movie sells 24546/2386/3153 SLE/LE/RE BDs and 4977/2508 LE/RE BDs, total 35,770. That’s sort of… meh? I mean yes box office audience is not disc buying audience, but it’s going to end up selling about as much as the Strike Witches movie, which had one-fifth the box office (¥200m vs ¥1bn) not to mention half the series disc sales. Just goes to show box office does not convert cleanly to disc sales! Especially interesting is the low DVD sales. Any movie that moves ¥1bn box office must be attracting a mainstream audience into the theaters as well, who might be expected to buy more DVDs. But they didn’t show up really for the disc buying.

K-ON! BD Box sells 11,224, a strong start. That slots it in at #21 in the sales in yen rankings already. It should make it to #16, maybe #15 overall.
20,”¥307,935,600“,”10,474″,”¥29,400″,”Kidou Senshi Gundam W“,”2 parts: 5,234 + 5,240″
21,”¥306,415,200“,”11,224″,”¥27,300″,”K-ON!“,””
22,”¥303,502,500“,”11,562″,”¥26,250″,”Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica“,””

Hakuouki Movie 1 adds 764/1043, total 18,500.

Chuunibyou recap movie adds 329 BDs, total 10,767.

WUG Movie adds 1234 BDs, total 9,832

Upcoming Releases for 2014 03/10 – 03/16 Anime DVD List

2014/03/12 Mitsuwano
2014/03/12 Seitokai Yakuindomo* v2
2014/03/12 Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! v4
2014/03/12 Tetsuwan Atom BD Box v2
2014/03/14 Kyousougiga v3
2014/03/14 Tanken Drilland -1000-nen no Maou- v7

And a very slow week here, as expected from the middle of the month.

31 Responses to “2014 03/03 – 03/09 Weekly Sales List”

  1. something something says:

    Just a reminder if you’re in US time zones that follow DST, with that having ended the sales now come out an hour later on Tuesday and Thursday (though there’s no fixed Thursday time anyway, it’s whenever 2ch gets to it).

    Though I overslept by 2 hours anyway so this is delayed anyway! The time shift always screws me up, I want my hour back. ;_;

  2. AnimePhoenix says:

    SO happy with KuroBasu2 volume 2’s consistency.

    Hmm…no, I don’t remember hearing about volume 2 coming with anything special. I heard volume 6 has a special OVA but volume 2? No, I don’t think it has anything.

  3. Zhou says:

    Kill La Kill’s holding up better than I expected. Nice.

    By the way, you wrote “Magi S2 v8” instead of “Shingeki no Kyojin v8” when you were talking about past seasons. It sure startled me to see a Magi volume supposedly selling in the 30k range,

  4. Chipp12 says:

    >Magi s2 v8 adds 435 DVDs, total 36,263.
    That’s Shingeki.

  5. noririn says:

    >Past seasons:
    >Magi s2 v8 adds 435 DVDs, total 36,263.

    Wait, what?

  6. Progeusz says:

    Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio v3 sells 9368/963, total 10,331. This is actually above v2wk1 or v1wk1 sales (respectively 10,085 and 10,123). Considering other vols are doing very well at stalker >10k average is only a matter of time. What’s interesting, with every volume DVD sells worse but BD rises. It’s a sign that continuously growing fanbase really loves the show.

  7. something something says:

    Oops, fixed the Shingeki/Magi thing. Copy/paste is a double edged sword.

  8. something something says:

    Full rankings are now updated.

    Usual seasonal, yearly, 10k+, etc ranking updates will follow tonight.

  9. hpulley says:

    > Non Non v3 adds 588 BDs, total 8,000.

    While I certainly hope it ranks again next week and should I think, if not I’m glad my copy helped it to reach 8K.

    • something something says:

      With likely sub-200 thresholds next week, yeah it should probably rank again. May see a bunch of older stuff resurface.

  10. Megiddo says:

    Glad to see the WUG! movie creep closer to 10k. Really did not like the attitude you took to it last week for absolutely no reason. It’s basically vol. 1 and it’s for a brand new IP with complete beginners as the main cast. Although of course I know that the series itself will be a rather low seller (though perhaps middle-of-the-pack relative to the season) but for the movie to get 10k is pretty dang impressive. Especially when it shines a rather negative light on the mega-idol groups that are so popular in Japan right now instead of simply glorifying it for easy money like im@s, Love Live, etc.

    • something something says:

      I went back and looked at my comment and, uh, I pointed out the super low MSRP like I do pretty much any time unit sales are misleading. When ~70% of discs sold are discs are ¥3990 10k hardly qualifies as impressive for a late night anime film. It probably ranks near the bottom in revenue, and isn’t even very good unit sales if it were normally priced! If the TV series were on track to sell even half as much it might look slightly stronger but with the TV series on track for sub-2k average at this rate, not so much.

      As for its status as competent social commentary, uhh… I’m glad if it does that for you but to me it bungled that spectacularly with comic book villainy standing in for addressing real issues. And I’m one of the few people who actually wanted to like the show, rather than eagerly hoping for another Yamakan train wreck! Anyway I thought the movie was pretty legitimately good, but the TV series quickly went downhill and I gave up on it.

      • Primadog says:

        The 10k units figure is interesting, since that’s also roughly how many movie tickets WUG sold in the theatres.

        • hpulley says:

          But they didn’t sell 10K theater editions so not every ticket holder used them. I wish I could have got the theater edition…

          I’ve stuck with the TV series and I’m glad I did. I am planning on buying it as well, getting the first volume this month. It is one of the few good slice of life shows this season, I really like the characters and the VAs and the show in general even though it is obvious they are completely strapped for time on the animation. Too bad.

  11. Megiddo says:

    Really? “Late night anime film”?

    How many late night anime films do you know that are about 50 minutes in length? Hayate? Negima? How did those sell? Let me look at the numbers. Hayate sold 7k. I can’t find anything on the Negima movie.

    I strongly doubt that you even watched Shichinin no Idol if you think it’s even remotely fair to compare it to “late night anime films”. It’s basically a TV special that was shown in a couple of theaters for a few screenings. So yes, 10k for a small-time TV special is quite good. I see now that you weren’t as malicious as I thought, but rather just ignorant and making the wrong mental comparisons due to said ignorance.

    • something something says:

      “I strongly doubt that you even watched Shichinin no Idol…” I guess I blacked out one night and dreamed it up in my head. Oddly enough, I also tweeted about it while blacked out, even odder that I managed to take screenshots and post them online all the way through. And the people who replied were all in on the joke. Crunchyroll even marked it as viewed on my account to seal the deal. That’s pretty cool actually, can’t even be mad.

      If you want to believe the sales are good, ok, carry on. I gain nothing by trying to change your mind.

      But I am obligated to clarify that Hayate and Negima don’t factor in as comparisons, as they’re fundamentally different release models. The Hayate film was originally bundled as an OAD with the LE version of vol. 31 of the manga, which sold 64,793 in its first week. Negima Final was bundled with the LE version of vol. 37 of that series and sold 46,544 first week. Looking at a later standalone disc release sales number after that many people (and again those were just first week sales) already bought the OAD doesn’t make sense. Hayate’s standalone BD release was released two and a half months later, while Negima Final wasn’t released again until the OAD boxset over a year later. Clearly given all that, the manga OAD was the primary distribution vehicle, not the later disc-only releases.

      • Megiddo says:

        Then clearly the onus is on you to come up with late night anime films of around 50 minutes in running length if you’re not going to agree that it’s an incredibly stupid comparison to make and rescind that point.

        • something something says:

          That would require defining film purely by runtime rather than distribution method, which I reject in the first place, so no. It’s a short one, but that doesn’t magically make it not one. Nor does runtime correlate to sales so you’re expecting me to engage in a debate on fundamental premises I don’t even agree to. And we’d have to ignore the whole subjective aspect of expectations, which play a huge role in framing up any evaluation of sales. Somehow I doubt that’s worth my time, or yours. I think I’d rather go to bed right now.

          • Megiddo says:

            Distribution method?

            It was shown ON TV. It was also streamed on Niconico and of course Crunchyroll. Actual late-night anime movies tend to not be distributed that way until many months if not years afterwards if you haven’t noticed somehow.

            Your “fundamental premise” is based on an a false argument.

            • something something says:

              I’m going to assume that with this you’ve finally gotten all the uncompromising condescension out of your system so we can move on from this discussion now, thanks.

        • Primadog says:

          Why do you so desperately want the approval from the webmaster of such an obscure site?

          • something something says:

            I think enough has probably been said about it. It’s obviously a disagreement over definitions and expectations, and that’s fine. Better not to drag it out.

          • Megiddo says:

            When you see an illogical argument, you want to debate it and show it as illogical.

            Pretty simple stuff.

    • Progeusz says:

      Kotonoha noNiwa sold like17k? Sora no Otoshimono movie has less than 50 minutes of new material and sold better too. Nekomonogatari sold over 50k despite being two vols. Madoka movies have less than 30 minutes of new material and sold over 100k. Time is not the issue here, quality is. WUG is nice but isn’t anything amazing either. Epecially the TV series, episode 09 was the first one I could honestly call very good or maybe even great.

      If you don’t want to compare it to movies, compare it to OVAs which are shorter, aren’t cheaper and yet sell more.

      • And if you must have a specific movie-of-latenight-anime-with-no-recap example, there’s also Hanasaku Iroha’s movie, which was 67 minutes long and sold 12,000+ in its first week, most of those on an account of an LE priced at more than double what WUG’s movie cost.

        • hpulley says:

          HAL (Haru) was also 60 minutes or a tad under. It sold really badly if you want an example of truly terrible sales for an anime movie. Crying shame too, it was my favorite movie of 2013 by far. I shall treasure my copy forever, sniff…

          • hpulley says:

            One other thing interestingly is that the Academy Awards considers 45 minutes to be the minimum length for the full-length category. Anything shorter falls under the short category obviously. Koto no Ha no Niwa barely qualified as full length.

          • hpulley says:

            Hmm, I can’t seem to find the sales for Hal (Haru) on the site now. I know there were available on Mania.

            • Progeusz says:

              It seems data for all movies disappeared, I had to look for KnN in other places

            • something something says:

              I believe the only post I did on movies was one where I compared movie sales to TV series averages, and that I hadn’t updated since maybe 2012. Other than that it would just have been posted as part of the weekly rankings.

              In my spreadsheet I only track a handful of movies, even in terms of late night-related movies. Since it’s a fairly arbitrary listing, I don’t post it here as very incomplete data is worse than no data.

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