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2014 07/21 – 07/27 Anime DVD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
1 2 12,816 12,816 1 ONE PIECE Log Collection 'Impel Down'
2 3 12,695 12,695 1 ONE PIECE Log Collection 'Magellan'
3 4 6,452 6,452 1 Kuroko no Basuke 2nd Season v7
4 8 6 4,628 109,197 6 Kaze Tachinu
5 11 4,309 4,309 1 Precure All Stars New Stage 3 Eien no Tomodachi
6 12 3,769 3,769 1 Monogatari Series Second Season v10 (Hitagi End Pt. 2)
7 13 3,367 3,367 1 Hunter x Hunter -The Last Mission-
8 15 2,888 2,888 1 Mekakucity Actors v3 'Mekakushi Record'
9 16 2,828 2,828 1 Girls und Panzer Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
10 22 2,494 2,494 1 Koukaku Kidoutai ARISE v3
11 25 2,167 2,167 1 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei v1
12 28 2 1,828 14,343 2 Haikyuu!! v1
13 30 15 1,693 4,432 2 Tonari no Totoro
14 37 1,302 1,302 1 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? v2
15 50 1,018 1,018 1 Nisekoi v5
16 53 924 924 1 Date A Live II v2
17 56 878 878 1 Magi the Kingdom of Magic v7
18 57 825 825 1 Mushishi Zoku-shou v1
21 77 53 631 1,519 2 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (2014 re-release)
23 83 598 598 1 Hamatora v3
25 91 50 542 1,517 2 Majo no Takkyuubin (2014 re-release)
26 94 40 536 1,654 2 Mononoke-hime (2014 re-release)
27 97 67 529 57,113 8 Kidou Senshi Gundam UC v7
28 99 37 522 7,271 3 Initial D Final Stage v2
29 504 504 1 Gundam Build Fighters v8
30 84 501 17,133 8 Lupin Sansei vs Meitantei Conan The Movie RE

Other releases (concerts etc)
7 4,641 4,641 1 Love Live! μ’s→NEXT LoveLive! 2014 ~Endless Parade~
21 2,555,2 555" 1 Miyano Mamoru presents M&M Chronicle

2014 07/21 – 07/27 Anime BD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
2 3 41,865 41,865 1 Love Live! 2nd Season v2
3 4 35,909 35,909 1 Girls und Panzer Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
4 5 31,762 31,762 1 Monogatari Series Second Season v10 (Hitagi End Pt. 2)
5 7 10,842 10,842 1 Koukaku Kidoutai ARISE v3
6 8 8,145 8,145 1 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei v1
7 9 7,840 7,840 1 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? v2
9 11 6,373 6,373 1 Kuroko no Basuke 2nd Season v7
10 13 4,234 4,234 1 Date A Live II v2
14 3,758 3,758 1 Precure All Stars New Stage 3 Eien no Tomodachi LE
15 3,619 3,619 1 Mekakucity Actors v3 'Mekakushi Record'
16 3,606 3,606 1 Witch Craft Works v5
17 3,562 3,562 1 Nisekoi v5
19 3,303 3,303 1 Mushishi Zoku-shou v1
20 2,807 2,807 1 Nagi no Asu Kara v8
22 2,398 2,398 1 Hunter x Hunter -The Last Mission-
25 17 2,064 66,272 6 Kaze Tachinu
27 1,967 1,967 1 Maken-ki! 2 v5
28 1,932 1,932 1 Choujikuu Yousai Macross II BD Box
29 1,791 1,791 1 Wake Up, Girls! v5
30 1,773 1,773 1 Sekai Seifuku ~Bouryaku no Zvezda~ v5
34 4 1,632 13,828 2 Haikyuu!! v1
35 20 1,606 109,573 6 Love Live! 2nd season v1
36 43 1,554 35,201 5 Monogatari Series Second Season v9 (Hitagi End Pt. 1)
37 1,548 1,548 1 Kenzen Robo Daimidaler v1
39 1,520 1,520 1 Tokyo Ravens v8
41 1,343 1,343 1 Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. v5
42 1,338 1,338 1 Hitsugi no Chaika v2
43 5 1,312 10,872 2 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (2014 re-release)
46 1,101 1,101 1 Buddy Complex v5
52 802 802 1 Gin no Saji 2nd Season
54 776 776 1 Space Dandy v4
55 770 770 1 Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara v2
56 733 733 1 Magi The Kingdom of Magic v7
59 714 714 1 Golden Time v8
60 8 709 5,720 2 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren v5
61 96 700 10,296 6 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? v1
68 574 574 1 Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to v2
71 509 509 1 Hamatora v3
72 503 503 1 Rurouni Kenshin Shin Kyoto-hen LE
73 500 500 1 Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin v2
74 10 496 5,089 2 Mikakunin de Shinkoukei v5
75 15 494 3,312 2 Isshukan Friends. v2
81 55 463 117,202 8 Kidou Senshi Gundam UC v7 LE
84 19 439 2,879 2 Yowamushi Pedal v8
85 12 438 3,867 2 Saki Zenkoku-hen v5
86 53 420 27,705 4 Tiger & Bunny -The Rising- LE
87 419 419 1 Haitai Nanafa 1st season
89 411 411 1 Nobunagun v2
92 400 400 1 Kyou Kara Maou! Season 3 BD Box
93 81 383 26,577 8 Kidou Senshi Gundam UC v7 RE
96 368 368 1 Music Video Series Yamato to Eien ni
97 28 353 1,787 2 Captain Earth v1
98 335 335 1 Saint Seiya Omega: Omega Kakusei-hen BD Box

Other releases (concerts etc)
6 31,317 31,317 1 Love Live! μ’s→NEXT LoveLive! 2014 ~Endless Parade~
12 6,043 6,043 1 Miyano Mamoru presents M&M Chronicle
254 34,314 31 Love Live! μ's 3rd Anniversary LoveLive!
209 2,078 2 Toyosaki Aki 2nd Concert Tour 2013 Letter with Love
138 15,307 3 Love Live! μ's First LoveLive!
113 1,381 2 Uesaka Sumire Jitsuroku 2/11
110 21,773 9 Mizuki Nana Live Circus x Circus+ x Winter Festa

Does Mahouka hint at this sort of underestimate for all the Amazon-ver-only Aniplex titles? I have a feeling it does.

Spring update:
Mahouka v1 sells 8145/2167, total 10,312. I knew I should have stuck to my 10k guess! 32% DVD underestimate, 59% BD underestimate. If this is indicative of performance for other Aniplex titles for which Amazon only sells less-competitive “Amazon-exclusive” versions with poor discounts and terrible extras, expect SAO II, Aldnoah, P4GA, and Kuroshitsuji (especially the last which was going to be storefront heavy anyway!) to all sell a lot more than Stalker’s prediction. Just another reason why you almost never see me doing estimate roundups anymore, things have gotten so goofy.

Mushishi s2 v1 sells 3303/825, total 4,128. Not bad.

Daimidaler v1 sells 1,548 BDs, DVDs do not rank.

Love Live! v1 adds 1606, total 109,969.
v2 sells 41,865, 49.3% event ticket drop on v1wk1.

Gochiusa v1 adds 700 BDs, total 11,767. Hooray! There’s the bigger v1 boost I was hoping for after last week. The restocking hit for real.
v2 sells 7840/1302, total 9,142. Up 15.7% on v1wk1, but obviously this will be more front-loaded and not hit 11k like v1. It also is an event ticket vol like v1. Nonetheless, great hold! Very happy.

Mekakushi v3 sells 3619/2888, total 6,507. Not massive plunge after the event tickets end, just a modest 8.7% drop on v2wk1. So a lot depends on 1) whether it adds 1.6k again next week or something much smaller, and 2) whether it keeps dropping 8% every volume. Modest drops early on are normal, under the assumption it levels off within a few volumes. Obviously no 10k average for this tho.

Date A Live II v2 sells 4234/924, total 5,158.

Chaika v2 sells 1,338 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Only 10% drop so in other words basically no event ticket drop… …which is a lot less impressive when you only started at 1,490. Poor Chaika.

Gaworare v2 sells 770 BDs, DVDs do not rank.

Nanana v2 sells 500 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Down 38.8%…

Haikyuu!! v1 adds 1632/1828, total 28,171. 30k basically guaranteed now.

Isshukan v2 adds 494 BDs, total 3,920. That settles the ticket drop at 26.5%, not amazingly bad but not great.

Captain Earth v1 adds 353 BDs, total 2,481.

Winter update:
GinSaji 2nd sells 802 BDs as a one-shot box release, DVDs do not rank. From 2k to 0.8k, ouch.

Nisekoi v5 sells 3562/1018, total 4,580. Should hold onto a 5k and change final average.

Witch Craft Works v5 sells 3,606 as a BD-only release.

Maken-ki! 2 v5, final volume, sells 1,967 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Series average: 2,965.

WUG v5 sells 1,791 as a BD-only release. One volume left, probably a 2.5k average.

Sekai Seifuku v5 sells 1,773, DVDs do not rank. Should just barely retain a 2k average when it finishes next volume.

Inarikonkon v5, final volume, sells 1,343, DVDs do not rank. Series average: 1,653.

Hamatora v3 sells 509/598, total 1,107. I guess v1-2 had event tickets because this dropped by half from v2.

Buddycom v5 sells 1,101, BD-only release. One vol left, should be a 1.1k average.

Space Dandy v4 sells 776 BDs, DVDs do not rank.

Nobunagun v2, final volume, sells 411 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Two-box release. Series average: 427.

Chunibyou Ren v5 adds 709 BDs, total 6,438. Still a huge drop from s1 but at least s2 is internally very consistent, less than 14% down on s2v1.

Mikakunin v5 adds 496 BDs, total 5,589. One vol left, probably a 6.2k average.

Yowapedal v8 adds 439 BDs, total 5,008. DVDs didn’t rank (501 is a slightly high threshold for DVD these days) so I wasn’t sure if it’d reach 5k this time, but it just barely did.

Saki Zenkoku-hen v5 adds 438 BDs, total 3,867. Maybe a 4.5k average at best, had really wished for more. This is a full 1k below what Achiga did before the 1-ep volumes dragged it down to 4.9k, and s1 sold 7,373. I just need it to sell enough to get me more seasons!

Past seasons:
Haitai Nanafa sells 419 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Uh, this is a Fall 2012 series, finally coming out just now. It was a broadcaster exclusive for a while. Season two (Spring 2013 show) BDs come out next month.

Monogatari v9 adds 1554 BDs, total 39,401. This really has been super consistent. v9 is only 14% off v1.
v10 sells 31762/3769, total 35,531. wk2+ of v10 should set the average a bit over 42k while we wait for Hanamonogatari to finish it out.

Kurobas v7 sells 6373/6452, total 12,825. Another smaller wk1, but last time it had a huge wk2 so we’ll see if that repeats.

NagiAsu v8 sells 2,807 BDs, DVDs do not rank. One volume to go, average sitting at 3,703.

Magi s2 v7 sells 733/878, total 1,611. We are officially down over 90% from s1v1.

Tokyo Ravens v8, final volume, sells 1,520 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Series average: 2,033.

Golden Time v8, final volume, sells 714 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Series average: 770.

Gundam BF v8 sells 504. Again this title is broken between 9 DVDs and 2 BD boxes; the boxes are done so the DVDs hardly matter though technically this drops the average by 5 to 8,934.

OVAs, Movies, Boxsets etc:
Garupan OVA sells 35909/2828, total 38,737. Far less than the 56k estimate, but that estimate was clearly crazy. I’ll be content with “better than the LTD sales of any original TV series volume in one week” though.

T&B Rising adds 420 LE BDs, total 38,074.

Upcoming Releases for 2014 07/28 – 08/03 Anime DVD List
2014/07/30 D-Frag! v5
2014/07/30 Fushigi Mahou Fun Fun Pharmacy DVD Box
2014/07/30 Gokukoku no Brynhildr DVD/BD Box v1
2014/07/30 Hakuouki Sekkaroku BD Box
2014/07/30 Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny BD Box
2014/07/30 Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken Stardust Crusaders v1
2014/07/30 Kamigami no Asobi v2
2014/07/30 Little Busters! ~Refrain~ v7
2014/07/30 Log Horizon v7
2014/07/30 Mahou Sensou v4
2014/07/30 No Game No Life v2
2014/07/30 Nobunaga the Fool v4
2014/07/30 Omoide Anime Library v22
2014/07/30 Omoide Anime Library v23
2014/07/30 Oreca Battle v1
2014/07/30 Puchimas!! -Petit Idolmaster- v3
2014/07/30 Saikin, Imouto no Yousuga Chotto Okashinda ga. v5
2014/07/30 Soul Eater! NOT v1
2014/07/30 Strike The Blood v7
2014/07/30 To Aru Hikuushi no Koiuta DVD/DB Box
2014/07/30 Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh BD Box
2014/08/02 Tenkai Knight DVD Box v1
2014/08/02 Zoids Shinseiki/ZERO BD Box

46 Responses to “2014 07/21 – 07/27 Weekly Sales List”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Too bad GuP OVA’s theater limited edition will never count,wonder how much it sold

  2. Danius says:

    I would have hope for Garupan OVA to sale 50k w1, but, it’s still really good numbers. Great numbers for Gochiusa v2, I hope it will reach 10k. After that, the non-ticket volumes, I hope it won’t drop too much.

  3. stardf29 says:

    Might as well do a happy dance for two days for Gochiusa, before Thursday comes and I inevitably end up depressed at Gin no Saji’s sales (or lack thereof).

    Also good to see some life still left in Mushishi for now. Here’s hoping there’s not much of a drop in later volumes.

    • Zhou says:

      Good thing Mushishi Zoku-shou is a split-cour series. Regardless of its sales, it should cover the manga up to the final chapter.

      • something says:

        Yeah I did say “pretty good” for Mushishi but on the other hand it’s going to be lucky to average even 40% of season one’s sales… which is a pretty massive drop.

        It has however been quite a while since the first season, so that it’s retained enough interest to maybe average 4k, well, could certainly be worse.

  4. mk03 says:

    >Love Live! v2 sells 41,865, 49.3% event ticket drop on v1wk1.
    Still pretty good though.

    >NagiAsu v8 sells 2,807 BDs, DVDs do not rank. One volume to go, average sitting at 3,703.
    This is the only case where subsequent volumes sold much, much, much more than volume one in recent years, right?

    Also, Tokyo Ravens will be in the full list, right?

    • something says:

      “Also, Tokyo Ravens will be in the full list, right?”
      Has it ever not been? As long as a release doesn’t sell less than about 300 BDs, it’ll rank. TR at least sells more than that!

      • rederoin says:

        The enjoyable ‘super power action set in high school’ anime sell like shit while the ones I find boring sell like hotcakes.

        Life is suffering ;_;

  5. Anonymous says:

    Saw you were doing more Love Live and Evangelion sales comparisons to put the outrageous v1 numbers in perspective, but the Twitter format made the discussion hard to follow; when you get a chance could you please sum up the info here?

  6. Clotho says:

    Haikyuu!! please get to 30k, show that sports in JUMP are alive and well in both the animated and manga form, even though the manga volumes have dropped from oricon 50 and arent looking to be up there this week either :(

    Good for Mahouka Koukou, the amzn version came with just stickers this time or the clear bookmark? I remember looking at it and was like…thats it?! I personally would like A/Z to be just as strong. Mahouka, Id want a s2.

    • something says:

      Yeah Aniplex may have found a way to sock it to Amazon after they appeared to lose miserably their last little altercation. Amazon moves a smaller percentage of units while Aniplex doesn’t see their stuff getting discounted 27%.

      Depends how much the wholesale price agreement changed tho, if Amazon is still paying their low wholesale prices they may make up in lost sales what they gain by only discounting 10% instead of 27%.

      It’s hard to know for sure how this is affecting Amazon, though, because we don’t know if maybe Mahouka would have been this underestimated anyway. I… doubt it, tho?

  7. hunimo says:

    rather than due to aniplex i would say it does well on other stores beside amazon is the reason, so far the mahouka and other three shows except aldnoah are doing really well on other stores.

    • something says:

      What I mean is, Amazon and Aniplex seem to have been in a bit of a battle for a while now, with Aniplex trying to force Amazon not to discount their titles as much and Amazon trying to stick to its higher discounts (and presumably that means lower wholesale prices, i.e. they want a discount from Aniplex). This resulted in Amazon going months in… was it 2012 or 2013 I forget already… not listing any new Aniplex titles, including some very major ones.

      So in other words, if Aniplex 1) requires Amazon to discount less and 2) the only compensation is really garbage “exclusive extras” nobody wants, then Amazon is no longer as super-competitive as it would normally be against smaller specialty retailers. The only reason anyone (other than importers) shops at Amazon is that sweet, sweet 27% discount.

      If they’re no longer a lot cheaper than Animate or Gamers or HMV or Softmap, might as well buy from those other stores, pay only a little more, and get some way cooler bonuses.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Glad Love live dropped, I don’t have anything against it but if THAT became the best selling show of all time, then I wouldn’t know what I would do.

    • something says:

      It was never realistically going to come close to Eva anyway. It’s within about 8k of Eva’s v1 sales (not including the 60k it added in re-releases over time) but Eva v10 sold over 130k and all 14 vols were well over 100k. And LL v1 was very obviously event ticket driven, even as seen in season one. I mean, whether they put another event ticket in v7 or not should be enough to affect the final average by upwards of 10k! Could be looking at upwards of 60k without one, and potentially 70k with.

      It does show the power of music as an in-series plot element, of course. K-ON! and Angel Beats made very profitable use of that and now we’ve just moved on to straight up idol media mix a la Utapri and this, allowing both CD sales /and/ mega-desired concerts to be huge factors. Event tickets are becoming this immense upwards-skewing factor unlike anything we’ve seen before. Idols have even crushed mahou shoujo as the genre of choice for young girls’ television series.

      Idols, idols, everywhere. Not a trend I’m huge on, but rather than idols as such being what concerns me, it’s the way they’re a terrifyingly effective vehicle for putting more and more character CGI in shows, normalizing it for a lot of fans. And it’s never going to go away either.

      • primadog says:

        There’s an idol anime that beats Precure in ratings?

        • Progeusz says:

          IIRC Aikatsu earns more money than Precure. It has worse TV ratings but better merchandise sales.

          • something says:

            Yeah that’s what I believe I’ve read as well, but in addition to simple ‘who is #1″, it’s just the overall trend. Aikatsu is the big one but there’s also Pretty Rhythm still going plus the new PriPara, and I’m sure more I don’t know about because I can’t get into little girls’ shows these days, last one I finished was Smile Precure and the last really good ones were Heartcatch Precure and Yumeiro Patissiere (not YP Professional tho ugh).

  9. adit says:

    great to see LL i think next week will be 50 k

    “many people in outside japan not buy n support anime their like/dislike but still argue in every site I visited” lol
    “talk less do more”

    • Progeusz says:

      No, it won’t be 50k next week.

      • rederoin says:

        It’ll roughly reach 46.5k, assuming its as front-loaded as your average non-v1 of an anime series.

        • Progeusz says:

          True. And ~48k in wk3. It most likely will reach 50k in the end considering Love Live tends to have pretty long tails but it won’t happen next week. Even if the wk2 was comparable to that of v1 (which is extremely unlikely) it would be 7.5k, still not enough.

          • rederoin says:

            So LL is less frontloaded than your average anime? I just assumed it was around 88%-90% like most series(which is where I got the 46.5k from)

            Looking at S1v2 its a lot less front-loaded.

            • something says:

              While it’s been helped out by the low thresholds possible with the BD 100, yes, it’s got a ridiculously long tail.

              First number is #times ranked total, even outside top 100, second number is #times they ranked in the normal weekly 100, third number is % of sales in wk1.

              [The first number is inflated (by 11-16 weeks for early volumes) by this one time that most of the volumes reappeared after being out of the rankings for 3-4 months.]

              v1 – 36x (24x) 52.46%
              v2 – 36x (21x) 54.44%
              v3 – 32x (16x) 62.09%
              v4 – 29x (17x) 55.35%
              v5 – 14x (12x) 70.07%
              v6 – 23x (12x) 73.52%
              v7 – 6x (6x) 79.69%

              s2v1 – 5x (5x) 76.15% [ongoing, will probably sell 120k total and be about 68% wk1]

              And v1-4 of the rerelease have ranked 7x (5x) so far.

              Obviously by the end of s1 it was much less back-loaded because a lot of the fanbase growth had happened and new fans caught up on the releases. It’s not going to be 20-30 weeks for s2 volumes (except maybe v1) for the same reason. But it’s such a storefornt heavy series getting constant boosts due to music and concert interest that it’ll nonetheless linger for a very long time, relatively.

            • Progeusz says:

              There’s not much more to say about LL after something’s post so I’ll only add that high sellers in general are less frontloaded than normal anime, especially the ones with strong storefront (like Love Live). There are two reasons:
              1) They sell better so their wk4 is also bigger than wk4 of normal release meaning big seller can rank in wk4 while low seller won’t. Each week is most often smaller than previous one but with ridiculously high sellers it adds up when it’s 10+ weeks vs 2-3 weeks of normal releases.
              2) With huge popularity you open up to more casual fans who are more likely to buy shows after getting recommendations from friends or reading reviews or just not caring enough about getting something fast, so latter weeks tend to be a bit bigger than in case of normal shows. [arbitrary numbers]Let’s say 5k seller sells 12% of wk1 in wk2, 50k seller will sell 15% of of wk1 in wk2.[/ar]

              Even Madoka Rebellion which was expected to be very frontloaded for its category sold 81% of (current) total sales in wk1.

  10. something says:

    Updated for the full list, lots of stuff this week, sheesh.

    Ranking summary and all probably tomorrow.

    • Anonymous says:

      Gochiusa has a shot at breaking Hoshimittsu’s average or will it fall just short like NNB did?

      • something says:

        8,512 – Hidamari SKetch x Hoshimittsu
        8,350 – Non Non Biyori

        Hmm, well it’s already got a considerably higher v1 with potential to get to even 12k. And v2 started very strong, plus v3 will hopefully hold because of the artbox.

        If it sells 8k average for the remaining volumes (v3+) it’ll have almost a 9k average. If it sells 7k it’ll average 8.2k.

        I guess it’s got a pretty good shot…? We’ll have a much much better idea when v3 and especially v4 numbers are out.

        (Note that Hidamari Hoshimittsu came out before the BD Top 100 was a thing, only 50 back then, so its average would probably be about 200-300 higher otherwise.)

  11. Kurama says:

    I never got into Magi, but I remember how popular it was a couple of years ago. What happened between the 1st and 2nd seasons? I’ve never heard of a sequel selling virtually 1/10 of the original.

    • something says:

      Magi tumbled hard in season one as well.

      s1v1 – 16,908
      s1v2 – 12,625
      s1v3 – 7,296

      s1v10 – 3,895

      You can really see it from the very start, and then it kept going to sub-4k by the last volume. Some drop was expected of course, as this was a strong event ticket effect, but the way it didn’t level out until it was well below 5k was pretty ugly.

      s2v1 – 5,288

      s2v4 – 3,443
      s2v5 – 1,973

      s2v7 – 1,611

      Season two started a little above where s1 ended (not that rare, really), but the already questionable sales nosedived between v4-5 and have been sub-2k since.

      I don’t know exactly off the top of my head but I’m pretty sure there are not many other examples of any franchise dropping 90% from highest to lowest volume, even across seasons! I mean Nana obviously, but that doesn’t really count, v1 was more like a manga LE w/OAD than a normal standalone DVD.

      One of the only other shoss coming to mid is Hayate no Gotoku which sold a peak of 12,032 in s1v1, and by the end of the fourth season was selling under 700 discs! Ever worse than Magi, but with much more time between seasons and a lot of other changes besides (studio, designs, etc).

      • mk03 says:

        I think with Hayate, even the fans got tired of the different changes (studio, and most likely the character designs). Didn’t help that the movie, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Cuties were pretty crap and were poorly received by fans. At least season 1 did well and gave me my “Get my way!” so I can’t complain.

  12. mk03 says:

    >Tokyo Ravens v8, final volume, sells 1,520 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Series average: 2,033.
    Ouch. This is terrible, very very terrible. I know the average could have been higher if only the DVDs ranked, but this is not what the series deserved. It actually had a lot going for it: the setting, the music, the characters and their designs, etc. It wasn’t perfect, it had several flaws (notably the plot holes in the second half) and I may be somewhat biased towards it because it had two of my favorite singers (Mami Kawada and Maon Kurosaki) performing two of its theme songs, but I still enjoyed it a lot. It’s a shame it flopped; terrible CG aside, the art was nice, the girls were well designed and likable, and the plot was very interesting, if only not executed well. At least Kurosaki’s getting a new tie-up soon with Grisaia no Kajitsu, but it seems that, unless she gets more tie-ups in the following few years, Tokyo Ravens could be the final nail in the coffin for Kawada’s career, at least in the anison industry, as she remains active in the eroge industry.

    If there’s any consolation for me, at least the light novels got a decent boost in sales, so now the novels are gaining in popularity, which, at the end of the day, is really all that matters for the publisher.

    >Chaika v2 sells 1,338 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Only 10% drop so in other words basically no event ticket drop… …which is a lot less impressive when you only started at 1,490. Poor Chaika.
    Split-cour so it doesn’t really matter. Still, that’s kind of a poor performance.

    >WUG v5 sells 1,791 as a BD-only release. One volume left, probably a 2.5k average.
    At least it won’t end up being the next Fractale. Still, it looks like Yamakan’s cursed or something. At least the idols who debuted here are getting more roles lately, which the same can’t be said for some of the Kitakubu rookie cast.

    >Sekai Seifuku v5 sells 1,773, DVDs do not rank. Should just barely retain a 2k average when it finishes next volume.
    Ouch. Looks like not everything that Aniplex touches and hypes turns into sales gold after all.

    >Golden Time v8, final volume, sells 714 BDs, DVDs do not rank. Series average: 770.
    Kind of depressing to see. I know I’ve repeated this before, but given that the light novels were by Toradora, there could have been at least a minor bump? Maybe instead of 770, the average could be like 2k?

    • mk03 says:

      *Toradora’s author

    • something says:

      “Split-cour so it doesn’t really matter.”
      Like I’ve said before, of course it matters. Sure I’m glad we’ll see the whole story animated, but if you enjoy something you should want the people who funded and created it to be rewarded. Getting sequels is not the only thing that matters.

      • mk03 says:

        I was kind of only referring to Chaika’s case though. I meant it doesn’t matter to them because it was planned to be split-cour from the start. Whether or not applies to other anime is of course another story.

      • Zhou says:

        Are we really going to see the whole story animated in just two cours? The light novel series is up to volume 9, and seems to be still ongoing.

        • something says:

          The novel and anime should be ending simultaneously, as I believe was mentioned in a Newtype article.

    • Progeusz says:

      >Still, it looks like Yamakan’s cursed or something.
      He’s just Yamakan. Actually, from how the anime was hyped, developed, received and later turned out, I would expect it to sell even a bit worse.

      I’m having mixed feelings about Golden Time bombing. I’m sad because it might mean less chances for college anime, adult characters and more variety. On the other hand show sucked ass, so I can’t complain about it being in three-digits territory.

  13. AnimePhoenix says:

    If Mahouka is any indicator of Aniplex titles being underestimated, I hope that’s its the same case for poor Zankyou no Terror which looks like it’ll only sell ~1k. It deserves at least 3k.

    Haikyuu!! still doing well pleases me. I love the anime.

    Isshukan v2 at nearly 4k for volume 2 with an event ticket drop. Its not that bad. Not to mention coupled with its HUGE manga boost, like, from almost nothing to 90k sales first week for its latest volume, volume 6, that’s amazing.

    Yowapeda would have gotten more if DVD thresholds hadn’t been so high. Still going strong.

    Kurobas v7, I hope it gets a good second week.

    NagiAsu v8, you too, please get a good second week. You’re not the complete flop you were so I’m grateful.

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