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2016 04/04 – 04/10 Anime DVD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
1 17 1,525 1,525 1 Starmyu v4
2 18 2 1,512 33,425 3 Osomatsu-san v3
3 26 1,115 1,115 1 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? v4
4 30 977 977 1 ONE PIECE 17th Season Dressrosa-hen v22
6 35 780 780 1 Naruto Shippuuden: Mugen Tsukuyomi Hatsudou v3
7 36 13 744 3,495 2 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun da. RE
9 43 657 657 1 Crayon Shin-chan Kitto Best Jukusui! Yume Miru Kasukabe
10 44 12 655 3,459 2 Digimon Adventure tri. 2 Ketsui
11 45 10 625 5,289 2 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun da. LE
12 46 41 605 63,620 11 Osomatsu-san v1
13 53 48 556 6,322 3 Hokuto no Ken Ichigo Aji
14 54 45 555 45,747 7 Osomatsu-san v2
15 57 51 526 27,549 7 Bakemono no Ko
17 60 512 512 1 Musaigen no Phantom World v1
18 67 88 465 56,753 91 Tonari no Totoro (2014 re-release)
22 61 278 1,890 6 Doraemon: Nobita no Kyouryou 2006 (2016 re-release)
23 18 274 2,291 2 Working!!! SP
25 223 30,489 91 Majo no Takkyuubin (2014 re-release)
26 60 213 2,489 3 Diabolik Lovers More,Blood v1
27 208 4,234 9 Road to Over the Rainbow: 2nd Anniversary Debut
28 201 2,876 13 Doraemon: Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
30 198 9,149 20 Soreike! Anpanman Mija to Mahou no Lamp

Other releases (concerts etc)
6 3,461 3,461 1 Mizuki Nana: Nana Clips 7
84 40 389 7,927 3 AD-Live 2015 v6

2016 04/04 – 04/10 Anime BD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
1 4 7,413 7,413 1 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? v4
2 7 2,330 2,330 1 Starmyu v4
3 11 2,076 2,076 1 Musaigen no Phantom World v1
4 13 1 1,811 24,777 2 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun da. LE
6 16 3 1,511 11,119 2 Digimon Adventure tri. 2 Ketsui
8 24 9 961 27,962 3 Osomatsu-san v3
10 37 579 11,245 3 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! v1
11 38 15 577 3,901 2 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun da. RE
13 44 25 446 22,084 3 Owarimonogatari v4 (Shinobu Mail)
15 46 433 5,856 2 Charlotte v7
20 59 11 355 4,529 2 Working!!! SP
73 72 299 54,692 59 Girls und Panzer Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
79 60 280 8,373 23 Girls und Panzer (2015 re-release) v1
80 35 277 7,366 3 Kidou Senshi Gundam Tekketsu no Orphans v4
82 75 275 15,144 7 Bakemono no Ko RE
84 68 271 47,058 11 Osomatsu-san v1
85 78 269 4,908 4 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar v1
88 63 260 35,565 7 Osomatsu-san v2
91 251 251 1 ONE PIECE 17th Season Dressrosa-hen v22
92 13 250 4,045 2 Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen v1
93 92 249 6,761 22 Girls und Panzer (2015 re-release) v3
94 91 248 7,101 21 Girls und Panzer (2015 re-release) v2
98 40 240 14,109 3 Aria the Natural BD Box

Other releases (concerts etc)
3 13,969 13,969 1 Mizuki Nana: Nana Clips 7
21 4 1,154 9,406 2 Animelo Summer Live 2015 -THE GATE- 8.28
26 5 914 8,164 2 Animelo Summer Live 2015 -THE GATE- 8.29
32 6 679 7,251 2 Animelo Summer Live 2015 -THE GATE- 8.30
78 195 291 60,215 26 Love Live! μ's Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~


Winter update:
Phantom World v1 sells 2076/512, total 2,588. 11.7/32.9% overestimated. Yep that’s well below Nichijou’s v1. Worst KyoAni v1 ever outside of SoraAge. Should hold the same spot for average in the end too, unless there’s a very big wk2 and extreme consistency. Nichijou averaged just over 3k but that was 13 volumes.

Konosuba v1 adds 577 BDs, total 12,517.

Grimgar v1 adds 269 BDs, total 5,779.

Fall update:
Gochiusa s2 v4 sells 7413/1115, total 8,528.

Starmyu v4 sells 2330/1525, total 3,855.

Osomatsu-san v1 adds 271/605, total 110,678.
v2 adds 260/555, total 81,312.
v3 adds 961/1512, total 61,387.

Owarimonogatari v4 adds 446 BDs, total 24,986.

G Tekketsu v4 adds 277 BDs, total 8,231.

Hokuto no Ken Ichigo-aji adds 556, total 6,322 as a DVD-only one-shot release.

Utawarerumono s2 v1 adds 250 BDs, total 4,045.

Diabolik Llovers s2 v1 adds 213, total 2,489 as a DVD-only release.

Past seasons:
Charlotte v7 adds 433 BDs, total 6,809. Series average: 7,232.

OVAs, Movies, Boxsets etc:
Garupan OVA adds 299 BDs, total 58,678.
v1 re-release adds 280, total 8,373.
v2 re-release adds 248, total 7,101.
v3 re-release adds 249, total 6,761.

Aria the Natural adds 240, total 14,109,

Working!!! SP OVA adds 355/274, total 6,820.

Upcoming Releases for 2016 04/11 – 04/17 Anime DVD List
2016/04/13 Divine Gate v1
2016/04/13 World Trigger v14
2016/04/15 Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.
2016/04/16 Ojisan to Marshmallow

35 Responses to “2016 04/04 – 04/10 Weekly Sales List”

  1. Paul von Oberstein says:

    So Musaigen no Phantom World is the worst selling KyoAni-show ever?

    • something says:

      Just about! Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai (that strange TV edit + new material for their old original Munto OVA) averaged 449 but the next worst is Nichijou and even that managed 3,024. It’s not impossible for Phantom World to top Nichijou, but it’ll take a very strong wk2+ and extreme consistency from then onward. It seems unlikely it’ll manage that.

      So yep, worst ever selling (normal) KyoAni TV series looks very likely!

      • Chad says:

        Of course, with re-releases, Nichijou eventually made it to 7,020 on average. Here are the ones that sold less including re-releases for some: Munto (449), Phantom World (2,191), Tamako Market (4,840), Beyond the Boundary (6,021), and Amagi Brilliant Park (6,792)

  2. AnimePhoenix says:

    Starmyu dropped from a 4.7k week 1 (volume 3) to 3.8k (volume 4). Still, maybe it’ll catch up with week 2 and week 3.

    Any idea what KyoAni’s doing after Koe no Katachi? I’m still waiting for Violet Ever Garden. Those novel character designs are straight out an otome game and I love that.

    • something says:

      I might watch Evergarden whenever it gets animated, but I’m not paying much attention to them otherwise. Nothing they have lined up this year is on my radar and I’m not even sure if I’ll pick up the High Speed movie.

      I’m guessing they’re booked with the two films, that one sequel, and eventually Evergarden. Don’t expect anything unknown to appear until Spring or Summer of next year.

      • Paul von Oberstein says:

        Well Hibike! should be getting 2nd season some time.

      • Don’t lift your hopes. You wouldn’t like Evergarden.

      • AnimePhoenix says:

        Oh? Is there some reason why you’re not picking up the High Speed movie?

        I’d still like for them to animate a male idol series. Ensemble Stars would be a good pick for them. It’s super popular alread and if KyoAni made an anime of it, it’ll definitely surpass UtaPri. They’ve announced an anime for EnStars but not the studio yet. And it says it’ll only air in 2017…

    • Common thought is:
      April: Eupho recap film
      September: Koe no Katachi
      October-December: Eupho 2: Horns of Fire (the subtitle is a joke)

      Koe’s teaser had remarkably more footage than most 30s teasers have for a film 5 months away. Likely Phantom’s production got pushed up to concentrate on Koe before going onto Eupho 2. Additionally, an October start means discs for the recap can be sold in October/November ahead of the sequel’s discs starting in December like Chu2koi’s was for its second season.

      After that, your guess is as good as anyone’s. The second volume of Evergarden has yet to be solicited, so it’s doubtful anything will progress before that finishes.

      • Mami Kawada Lover says:

        In any case, is it possible that they’ll throw a curveball and VEG won’t be their next adaptation, but instead they’ll adapt one of their other LNs (such as Coppelia) instead?

        • Coppelia isn’t something that could be easily translated into TV anime and is a bit too old for the KA Esuma adaptation. Robot Heart Update feels like a standard Ishihara series (though I confess to not having read it yet). Violet is something Takemoto could work on as it seems to be up his alley and guess who /isn’t/ working on directing something at the moment? There’s not enough content for a film in each short, but it’s easily doable for 12/13 episodes barring how the second novel goes. The variation of accessory characters to Violet would allow the variety needed for TV anime series, so I could see a more straightforward adaptation.

          The real curveball for any/all of us is acquiring the adaptation rights to something not in the KA Esuma lineup like Koe no Katachi or Euphonium. Euphonium and Koe are leagues above the writing in the KA Esuma label, but Violet is better than the others.

          Regardless, the stumbling block seems to be Pony Canyon’s (lack of) publicity for titles. Despite having an anime announcement early last year, the first notice outside of KyoAni’s site was in October for a January series. Very little build-up/anticipation for it. Similarly, High Speed was given a ton of theatres with little advertisement prior to the two weeks beforehand. There was little to go on outside of the Free! re-broadcasts, which meant fewer new viewers to the franchise. When you try to appeal to the mainstream in accessibility, you need to advertise much more and Pony only appealed to the base fandom. As soon as 18:00 hit last Friday, Kodansha had news outlets all across the manga/anime spectrum reporting on the teaser/opening date (even before KyoAni posted ANYTHING on their site about the website opening). It shows the difference between a company used to publicizing big titles versus one that can barely do late night series.

          • Mami Kawada Lover says:

            So I guess that also explains why KA Esuma’s LNs are selling so poorly? To be honest, I’m somewhat surprised that none of their LNs (except maybe High Speed, or at least one of its fanbooks) are selling well enough to chart, considering the visibility these novels got from anime. I would have expected stuff like Chuu2 and PW to at least be selling a few thousand volumes or something.

            • something says:

              Writing quality has never been a pre-requisite for light novels to sell. In KA Esuma’s case, the reason they don’t chart is that distribution is very limited. I think even High Speed only charted because they got some shipments to Animate or whatever.

              • Mami Kawada Lover says:

                >the reason they don’t chart is that distribution is very limited
                That’s what I don’t get. Both times I visited Japan I couldn’t even find their novels in bookstores or even anime stores such as Animate and Gamers. What’s preventing them from having wider distribution? Because I’d assume that KA Esuma would be loss-making if their novels are selling poorly.

                • hpulley says:

                  I too found it was tough to get any non-mainstream stuff in bookstores in Japan unless I went to the very largest bookstores. For most stuff I found it easiest to do what I do here, order from amazon.co.jp! Kind of sad really but with bookstoes unless you pre-ordered a copy there for less popular stuff it was unlikely to be available from them. Ah well, at least the shipping is free in Japan…

                  Same for watching anime. It is actually easier to watch it here. If you live in Tokyo and have a PVR then you can do OK but living anywhere else they are broadcast days or weeks late, Nico Nico is usually a week or two late and the rest is scattered among pay channels and pay streaming services. Here you can subscribe to Crunchyroll and Funimation and get 90% of the titles though they are under threat now from the big boys Netflix and Amazon. If I’m on a short trip there for a week and I’m in hotels with no PVR then I’m really stuck with the same dark side sites as here. When I’m jet lagged and unable to sleep I may be able to watch it on TV in the wee hours but as I said unless you’re in Tokyo you may be out of luck or days behind.

                  Sales are all really about marketing. It doesn’t matter how good the book, TV series or movie is if no one knows to go see it or buy it.

            • Keep in mind that what we have is Oricon’s rather poor method of tracking book estimates for “sales.” If you’re not a partner store, then anything you sell doesn’t count.

              KyoAni has partnered with certain retailers/stores to sell their books. (list here: http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/books/retailer/) There’s a couple of online stores they sell to, but in general, the line hasn’t grown big enough to get higher and more frequent printings, which means they can’t stock as easily as other publishers. They don’t own their own printers either; any additional pressings have to be organized with their printer company, which slows down their re-stocking process. This is all done in-house on top of running their own stores and the various other production tasks that have to be done for a show behind-the-scenes.

              Animate tends to carry a few KA light novels (I recall seeing High Speed and Kyoukai when I was there in late 2014-early 2015), but they’re the only anime retailer to directly carry them. Melonbooks in Osaka partners with KyoAni, as does the Akiba Kotobukiya, so those have a greater selection of the novels. It’s reflective of how niche of a publisher they are in comparison to the giant publishing firms.

      • AnimePhoenix says:

        Haha, Horns of Fire. xD

        What is Evergarden like?

        • I tried to pick an instrument that wasn’t represented by any of the main characters in the franchise and “Horns of Fire” amused me with how utterly ridiculous it sounded. It’s not meant to be spoilery in any form.

          Violet Evergarden (through two shorts) is a novel about letters and how words convey emotions to people from others. Violet herself isn’t so much the protagonist; instead she’s a common character that gets “loaned”/”rented” to people as she’s just a machine. Instead of focusing on how a robot thinks/”feels” (and I use that lightly), Akatsuki focuses on different characters’ thoughts/tales and shifts the protagonist from story to story. I think this will work better in episode form than in a movie as you can adapt the shorts into episodes rather than one long story. The bigger problem is Akatsuki’s writing and a lack of dialogue compared to what needs to happen in videos. How do you choose to convey what a person is feeling? Monologues? Visual gimmicks like displaying written lines? Something different? It’ll be tough to hold an audience’s attention for the start of an episode without that. Granted, additional dialogue could be written.

          One attribute that I’ve enjoyed is the setting taking place outside of Japan in a fictional country similar to an older European setting. Inevitably my own imagination of the setting is biased from my viewings of Gosick and JoJo Part 1, but everything fits in well with that time period. It certainly feels fresh and would be very stimulating for an art director/director to focus on.

          I’d rather see someone new work on this like Ogawa or even Do’s Yamamura instead of the Ishihara/Yamada/Takemoto trio. Takemoto would be fine with it, but his work needs a comedic element to it or else it suffers from being overly oppressing (TSR). Ishihara is unsuited for this story as the characters aren’t visual novel archetypes. I would worry that Yamada would try and delve into Violet too much instead of focusing on the surrounding characters, whose stories are really being told. Ishidate/Kigami need action to focus upon and while the setting is hinting at it, there’s not enough focus for me to trust them either. Utsumi is more of a comedy director, so she’s out. That leaves many of the newbies at KyoAni/Do to work with.

          I’ve rambled a bit, but I think I’ve answered some unspoken questions without spoiling anything too much. The comments on directors are more about the mood of the shorts rather than the content.

          • Progeusz says:

            Before your post I didn’t even know Violet Evergarden interests me. So, thanks. And yes, you described it very well, just the way it should be done. Very little of contents but a lot about mood and the way series is structured.

  3. Ejc says:

    It’s looking like Osomatsu-san may well be considered the next cultural phenomenum in Japan after Evangelion, Gundam, Haruhi, Bakemonogatari, K-ON, Madoka, Shingeki no Kyojin and Love Live.

    When we thought sales would sharply drop off for Vol.1 and Vol.2 after the event ticket application periods have passed, it’s still pulling decent weekly sales. It also seems to pull many thousands of unique people tweeting about it after an episode has aired in Japan.

    • John says:

      Interesting lineup! Is there an article out there that discusses such “otaku” series that have more or less reached the cultural ubiquity of ‘Gundam’ and ‘Evangelion’?

    • Ai says:

      Osomatsu has been a part of Japanese culture for something over forty years now, so…

      • something says:

        Sure, but this burst of popularity, at this immense a level, is… unexpected to say the least.

      • hpulley says:

        I don’t think the current popularity of Osomatsu-san has anything to do with the source material… it is all about the seiyuu chosen for this anime. It is a dream team of male seiyuu at their peak of popularity, exactly what it takes to get this level of sales today with concerts and CDs in the mixed multimedia era.

  4. Progeusz says:

    >Worst KyoAni v1 ever outside of SoraAge.
    Well deserved. I hope they get back on track soon.

    KonoSuba, don’t slow down! Show us the dream is real!

    Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza adds 581, total 25,565. Finally 25k! One more week and it will double TV’s average (12,912 without extended rankings).

  5. Hahalollawl says:

    This season might not be representative, but lately does it seem like we’ve seen fewer sort of mid level hits? Like in the 5-10k range?

  6. John says:

    So . . . any premature guesses out there on the new season’s potential bestsellers?

    So far I think it’ll be ‘Macross Δ’, ‘High School Fleet’, and ‘Boku no Hero Academia’.

    • something says:

      Other than Macross probably doing 20k or so and Jojo doing around 10k, there’s not much to go on yet.

      Haifuri has started well with a late-ish solicit and ep 1 buzz. Kumamiko is doing alright, hanging around #200. Bakuon started strong but has settled back down into where you’d expect a slice of life show to be. Boku no Hero Academia is a wild card, as Nichigo hasn’t had big disc sales successes outside of Haikyuu lately, unless I’m forgetting something in the past few years. It’s still too early to tell what’ll be a hit outside of Amazon.

      So lots of pure guesses at this point.

      • John says:

        Based on content and potential breakout cast alone (which I know is not always relevant when looking for bestsellers), I’d say ‘Macross’, with its tried-and-tested formula and potential breakouts in Freyja and Mikumo, and ‘Hai-Furi’ with the compelling premise and standout ensemble, have a shot at making a good impression. ‘HeroAca’ may or may not, like all Shonen Jump adaptations before it, slow down in the long run due to its ongoing nature. I’ve yet to feel the potential of ‘Kumamiko’, and it and the other shows may eventually back down as the season moves forward.

      • Hahalollawl says:

        Hmmmmm, do you think Kabaneri has legitimate potential for high sales, or more of a fluky/early jump on Stalker?

        • something says:

          Kabaneri has some buzz because of the Shingeki associations + it’s half-cour boxsets + it was solicited well after an ep had already aired. So it starting out well is no surprise. Whether it’s holding a top100 ranking after episode three? That’s the real question. I certainly do not think it’s a guaranteed hit, but it surely has the potential to do well.

  7. something says:

    Updated with the full list.

  8. something says:

    Checked the extended rankings for this week. About 50 DVDs and 110 BDs were new or added a week of ranking.

    Updated volume 1s
    13,061 – Kidou Senshi Gundam Tekketsu no Orphans
    5,060 – Prince of Stride Alternative
    4,872 – Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season
    3,990 – Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation
    3,754 – Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
    2,887 – Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season
    2,338 – Active Raid
    2,237 – Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
    2,187 – Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season
    1,801 – Schwarzesmarken
    1,688 – Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
    1,356 – Dimension W

    Updated averages for finished shows
    67,253 – Love Live! 2nd Season
    2,521 – Owari no Seraph Nagoya Kessen-hen

    Updated BD boxes/re-releases
    12,186 – Natsume Yuujin-chou BD Box
    9,547 – Love Live! (2014 re-release)
    6,718 – Girls und Panzer (2015 re-release)
    4,086 – Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun BD Box
    1,640 – Seirei no Moribito BD Box

    Updated films/OVAs/etc
    22,625 – Yowamushi Pedal Movie
    13,520 – Date A Live: Mayuri Judgment
    3,804 – Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou: Hobo Mainichi OO! Namappoi Douga
    2,374 – Futsuu no Joshikousei ga Locodol Yatte Mita. OVA


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