2015 Summer Vol 1 Rankings
Please note: Volume 1 sales are not the best, or even a particularly good, way to evaluate a series’ performance. Sometimes one of two formats doesn’t rank in volume 1, but ranks in a later volume. Often times volume 1 sales are inflated with bonuses like event tickets or bundled manga, etc. Always, always use the average sales when evaluating anime, not volume 1 sales. I only provide these because it takes many months before we have a final average and people like to be able to ballpark a season early on. Just be intelligent about it!

Sales #Weeks Title Release Date Formats Partial Ranking Large Vol. 2 Drop?
20,943 6 Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX 2015/09/30 BD/DVD
13,493 9 Overlord 2015/09/25 BD/DVD
9,678 7 Charlotte 2015/09/23 BD/DVD
7,520 7 Prison School 2015/09/30 BD/DVD Yes
6,884 6 To Love-Ru Darkness 2nd 2015/09/26 BD/DVD
6,568 8 Non Non Biyori Repeat 2015/09/18 BD/DVD
6,504 5 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou 2015/09/16 BD/DVD
6,501 7 Working!!! 2015/08/12 BD/DVD
6,470 5 Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2015/09/30 BD/DVD
5,554 6 Himouto! Umaru-chan 2015/09/16 BD/DVD
5,467 3 Hetalia The World Twinkle 2015/10/28 DVD
4,813 3 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya 2wei Herz! 2015/09/25 BD/DVD
3,751 5 Gakkou Gurashi 2015/09/26 BD/DVD
3,136 4 Ushio to Tora 2015/09/30 BD/DVD
2,979 3 Durarara!! x2 Ten 2015/08/26 BD/DVD
2,964 3 Gangsta 2015/09/25 BD/DVD
2,653 6 Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai 2015/08/26 BD/DVD
2,691 2 Sore ga Seiyuu! 2015/09/30 BD/DVD Yes Yes
2,502 3 Joukamachi no Dandelion 2015/09/30 BD/DVD
2,465 2 Junjou Romantica 3 2015/09/25 BD/DVD
2,447 2 Akagami no Shirayukihime 2015/09/30 BD/DVD
2,365 1 Suzakinishi The Animation 2015/10/28 BD-Box/DVD-Box
1,630 3 Wakaba Girl 2015/09/18 BD/DVD
1,552 2 Aoharu x Kikanjuu 2015/09/30 BD/DVD
1,643 2 Teekyuu 5 2015/11/27 BD
1,326 7 Okusama wa Seitokaichou! 2015/08/21 BD/DVD Yes
1,135 2 Gatchaman Crowds Insight 2015/09/25 BD/DVD Yes
1,118 1 Ranpo Kitan Game of Laplace 2015/09/30 BD/DVD
1,105 1 GOD EATER 2015/10/29 BD/BD+Game
1,105 5 Wakakozake 2015/10/02 BD-Box
956 1 Classroom Crisis 2015/10/28 BD/DVD Yes
769 2 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan 2015/09/25 BD/DVD
727 1 Aquarion Logos 2015/10/28 BD/DVD Yes Yes
681 3 Danchigai 2015/09/18 BD/DVD Yes
638 2 Rokka no Yuusha 2015/09/16 BD/DVD Yes
458 1 Makura no Danshi 2015/11/27 DVD
421 1 Chaos Dragon 2015/09/16 BD/DVD
309 1 Jitsu wa Watashi wa 2015/09/16 BD/DVD Yes
72 1 Million Doll 2015/11/20 BD-Box
Bikini Warriors 2015/12/09 BD-Box/DVD-Box
Upcoming Releases

Partial Ranking means a release came out on more than one video format, but only one of the two ranked.
Large Vol. 2 Drop? designates any titles that dropped by 30% or more from Vol. 1 to Vol. 2. This is used to indicate that you should take caution in evaluating the success of the show purely on the first volume’s sales.

Season-specific notes
Bikini Warriors was not released through normal channels, and thus was not reported by Oricon. No data is available.
God Eater is replicating the Idolmaster-style G4U releases (they’re both Bamco shows) labeled as “Offshoot” bundles for Volumes 2-7. Because Vol. 1 is being released with the full God Eater Playstation game, that bundle won’t be counted in the average.

Vol. 1 Unranked, Later Vol. Ranked

13 Responses to “2015 Summer Seasonal Vol 1 Rankings”

  1. Ejc says:

    Just pasting some of the release dates missing in the list. Pardon me if any of the listed are CGI shows (just ignore if they are) or anything, as there are some I did not even watch.

    Nyuru Nyuru!! Kakusen-kun 2 [BD+DVD] 2015/11/03
    Million Doll [BD] 2015/11/20
    Makura no Danshi [DVD] 2015/11/27
    Teekyuu 5 [BD+DVD] 2015/11/27

  2. Justin Summerville says:

    Okay, I know that this is a really early estimate and shouldn’t be taken at face value, as the disclaimer states, but is Shimoneta doing well enough to warrant a second season? Do those numbers mean it’s successful?

    • something says:

      The disc sales are definitely not successful numbers, no. I believe I read that the original light novel didn’t get much of a boost either. For most adaptations of print works, those are the two most important things, so it’s not looking very likely.

  3. KaedeKyl9 says:

    Working does sell well or not?? and MonMusu?? i dont know bout their budget vs sales, wanna know if it was deficit or not

    • something says:

      We don’t know what anime budgets are. It’s also complicated by the fact that anime is funded by multiple investors, each putting in differing amounts of money and getting reimbursed to differing degrees by different revenue streams. There may or may not be revenue sharing between source media sales, DVD/BD sales, music sales, figure sales, other merchandise sales, licensing fees, ad revenue, live events, on and on and on. A series can be profitable for one investor and less so or not at all for another, depending on what things sell and what doesn’t. It’s complicated to the point where we can never answer with a simple “yes this was profitable” or not, outside of the absolute best-sellers anyway.

      But ignoring questions of profitability and just looking at disc sales, Working is doing a little above average, but well below what the previous season sold. Monmusu had an event ticket in vol 1, so we need to see how much v2+ drop. If they don’t drop much then it’s also doing a little above average. Neither is a major hit, but they’re not obvious flops either.

  4. Hahalollawl says:

    Volume 1 of God Eater is being released with the game, but not the rest of it? Interesting. Don’t know if it’s a smart strategy for God Eater specifically.

    • Volume 1 of God Eater comes with the new game in a special “cross play” edition sold by Bandai Namco (not to be confused with Bandai Visual, who’s selling the anime-only edition). Volumes 2-7’s “cross play” edition have games that are similar to the idolm@ster “Gravure 4 You” games in the setting/photography gameplay. These are also sold by Bandai Namco while Bandai Visual sells the anime-only editions for those too.

      • Hahalollawl says:

        Ah, so it is going to be included in a bundle. Thank you for the info.

      • Julie says:

        God eater is aniplex though not bandai visual

        • something says:

          Aniplex of America is only involved in that they licensed the anime for North American distribution. The original game is published by Namco Bandai Games and Bandai Visual leads the anime production committee. Its producers work for Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Visual (x2), ufotable, Lantis, and Anime Consortium Japan.

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