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2017 12/04 – 12/10 Anime DVD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
2 12 4,069 4,069 1 Free!: Timeless Medley Yakusoku
3 17 2,416 2,416 1 Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower
4 20 1 1,768 19,352 2 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v7
9 42 909 331,422 20 Kimi no Na wa. RE
10 43 892 892 1 Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama Movie
11 46 49 860 110,432 178 Tonari no Totoro (2014 re-release)
12 47 44 851 3,126 3 Soreike! Anpanman: Buruburu no Takarasagashi Daibouken!
14 50 786 786 1 ONE PIECE 19th Season: Whole Cake Island v4
15 52 21 752 19,222 7 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v6
17 69 59 558 18,145 10 Meitantei Conan Movie 21: Karakurenai no Love Letter RE
18 70 32 555 16,949 16 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v5
19 75 33 519 17,190 20 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v4
20 78 70 495 3,888 3 THE IDOLM@STER SideM: Prologue – Episode of Jupiter
21 81 60 492 6,010 5 Crayon Shin-chan: Shuurai! Uchuujin Shiriri
22 83 71 488 29,586 13 Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
23 88 42 468 18,244 24 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v3
24 90 51 450 19,095 28 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v2
25 91 445 445 1 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. v4
26 100 396 48,959 176 Majo no Takkyuubin (2014 re-release)
27 52 386 24,504 29 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v1
28 89 383 16,461 19 Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken
30 31 320 6,215 3 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshitachi v3

Other releases (concerts etc)

2017 12/04 – 12/10 Anime BD List

Anime Rank All Rank Last Rank Week Sales Total Sales #Wks Title
3 6 8,745 8,745 1 Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower
4 9 6,356 6,356 1 Free!: Timeless Medley Yakusoku
7 27 1,437 1,437 1 Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower (4K UHD)
8 28 1 1,435 24,987 2 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v7
9 29 5 1,419 13,581 3 THE IDOLM@STER SideM: Prologue – Episode of Jupiter
10 30 1,397 1,397 1 Net-juu no Susume
13 37 1,184 1,184 1 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R BD Box v2
14 38 1,161 1,161 1 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. v4
15 42 8 1,079 8,208 2 THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Gekijou 2nd Season v1
16 43 1,041 1,041 1 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e v3
17 45 9 875 7,043 2 Mahoutsukai no Yome v1
18 46 3 847 16,347 2 Owarimonogatari Season 2 v2 (Hitagi Rendezvous)
19 51 7 766 9,710 2 Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ v3
20 52 742 742 1 Mazinger Z BD Box v1
57 47 700 38,613 5 Kidou Senshi Gundam The Origin v5
61 32 600 16,607 3 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshitachi v3
65 99 580 274,420 20 Kimi no Na wa. RE
82 43 471 24,972 7 Granblue Fantasy The Animation v6
91 184 429 112,591 20 Kimi no Na wa. LE
98 383 383 1 Denshin Mamotte Shugogetten BD Box
285 285 1 Bakuon!! BD Box

Other releases (concerts etc)
25 1,721 1,721 1 5th Anniversary Terashima Takuya Live BD Box
66 579 579 1 Game Symphony Japan 21st Concert Atlus Special: Persona 20th Anniversary
70 565 565 1 Idol Time Pripara Summer Live 2017
306 15,237 4 Mizuki Nana Live Zipang x Izumo Taisha Gohounou Kouen: Gekka no Utage
237 28,210 11 THE IDOLM@STER Side M 2nd Stage: Origin@l Stars (Complete Side)


Fall update:
Net-juu BD sells 1,397. 6.6% underestimated. The DVD singles finished this week as well, but only the first one ranked (and then only thanks to biz leaks). Along with that one DVD vol, Series Average: 1,518. It had really picked up in the rankings in the last few weeks but there just wasn’t enough time for that to add up to much of anything.

Deremas Gekijou s2 v1 adds 1079 BDs, total 8,971.

Mahoyome v1 adds 875, total 7,043.

Summer update:
Smartphone v4, final volume, sells 1161/445, total 1,606. Series average: 1,418.

Youkoso Jitsuryoku… v3 sells 1,041 BDs, DVDs do not rank.

Owarimono s2 v2 adds 847 BDs, total 18,164.

Symphogear s4 v3 adds 766 BDs, total 10,629. This may be the first volume that sells less than its s3 counterpart, but s3 had the extended rankings, which added an extra 464 discs in wk3-5. Disregarding those, s4v3 is only 44 discs behind where s3v3 was in wk2.

Past seasons:
Granblue v1 adds 386 DVDs, total 56,215.
v2 adds 450 DVDs, total 45,196.
v3 adds 468 DVDs, total 42,558.
v4 adds 519 DVDs, total 40,679.
v5 adds 555 DVDs, total 39,564.
v6 adds 471/752, total 44,194.
v7 adds 1435/1768, total 44,339.
Series average: 44,678. 45k sure looks like a lock, huh? Just needs to add a total of 2,254 more discs across all 7 volumes. v7wk3 should be good for at least half of that, and v1-6 could fill in the rest. Though it will get a little harder for v1-6 to rank again as the holidays ramp up.

OVAs, Movies, Boxsets etc:
Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower sells 8745/1437 BDs, 2416 DVDs, total 12,598.

Free Yakusoku sells 6356/4069, total 10,425.

Bakuon BD Box sells 285.

Imas SideM Prologue adds 1419/495, total 17,469. Now a wk3 increase was certainly unexpected, 1.9k this week vs 1.4k last week. I figured it’d be more like 700 BDs and unranked DVDs. Unusual for Imas to have much of a tail.


Upcoming Releases for 2017 12/11 – 12/17
2017/12/13 Action Heroine Cheer Fruits v3
2017/12/13 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime BD Box
2017/12/13 Boku no Hero Academia 2nd v6
2017/12/13 Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season BD Box
2017/12/13 Himouto! Umaru-chan R
2017/12/13 Kekkai Sensen & Beyond v1
2017/12/13 Little Witch Academia v9
2017/12/13 Monster Hunter Stories Ride On v4
2017/12/13 Naruto Shippuuden: Akatsuki no Shirabe (live event)
2017/12/13 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin BD Box
2017/12/13 Sakura Quest v6
2017/12/13 Shingeki no Bahamut Virgin Soul DVD v3
2017/12/13 Shokugeki no Souma BD Box v2
2017/12/13 Yowamushi Pedal New Generation v9
2017/12/15 Kakegurui v3
2017/12/16 Youkai Watch Story Collection: Akaneko v3
2017/12/16 Youkai Watch Story Collection: Shiroinu v3

18 Responses to “2017 12/04 – 12/10 Weekly Sales List”

  1. las says:

    We got some info on the sales of the movie theater exclusive Yuuki Yuuna Washio Sumi Chapter BDs. Apparently 7000 each? https://mantan-web.jp/article/20171211dog00m200021000c.html

    I guess this puts a better spin on the 2k-4k sales the BDbox version of the prequel is getting.

    • something says:

      Hm let’s see… The interview is with a producer at MBS named Maeda Toshihiro, so while he’s not from Pony Canyon I have to assume he knows the same numbers they do, meaning 7k per is the actual publisher shipment number. So that probably would have been roughly 5k if covered by Oricon.

      It’ll be interesting to see if the Yuusha volume sells a lot more than the Washio Sumi volume. If it doesn’t, then it implies that a lot of people who bought the original film releases probably wouldn’t have bought the TV series anyway.

      It’s nothing we can include in a sales number (I don’t like to mix publisher numbers and Oricon numbers, since it’s unfair to the 99% without publisher numbers), but it’ll be an interesting footnote to consider when discussing the show.

  2. Tuna says:

    Are you not expecting the GBF BDs to also appear in this chart?

    • something says:

      We’ll probably see at least v6 in the full list for a couple hundred. Depends what the thresholds end up being. The DVDs have always had longer legs than the BDs, even if the BDs still sold more overall.

  3. Flushme says:

    I miss the extended rankings.

  4. Quall says:

    What do you think will Symphogear AXZ ever be on CR?

    • something says:

      I’m not holding my breath. The only saving grace is nobody got it, so it’s at least not impossible. Perhaps they’ll catch up when season 5 airs, but I doubt we’ll see it before then, if we ever do.

  5. Anonymous says:

    1.4k is pretty cool for Thunderbolt’s UHD release. People were really unhappy about what was released with the UHD version since it was more expensive and barely had any additional content. Also pretty big jump considering s1 only sold ~300.

    Wish Net-Juu sold better, it was a very sweet romance. Hopefully everyone involved made their money back.

  6. Shinseira says:

    Maybe you’ve covered it somewhere, Something, but what has been or do you think is the biggest factor for disc market shrinking on TV series? I notice outside of series that were a big IP, famous mobage, or Idol show, it’s rare to see 10k+ now.

    • something says:

      It’s the same decline in physical media sales seen everywhere, both in other types of series and in other countries. Less people want to own physical DVDs, BDs, or CDs anymore, and streaming/digital services are becoming increasingly viable replacements for a lot of people.

      • Shinseira says:

        So this is applying to LN and Manga’s, too? and I’m guessing you’re talking about breakouts like AbemaTV, right?

        • something says:

          Yes, but print is a little different from video, for a few reasons.

          Print has historically required some kind of per-unit payment before you get to read it, while video tends to be distributed for free (barring OVAs, films, and premium channels), as long as you have access to the right TV stations. It’s easier to sell print as digital-to-own than video. Neither Japan nor the US has ever had a significant digital download-to-own anime service. I don’t recall exact numbers off the top of my head and it’ll vary from series to series, but my understanding is that at least a quarter of the manga-buying market has gone digital already. That will not happen with anime, not in the same way.

          There’s a massive difference in pricing strategy as well. Buying an anime DVD/BD is an exponentially bigger investment than buying a volume of manga. How do you price a digital purchase of a video when the physical media market is ~¥3000/episode? Anime, unlike manga, is priced for hardcore fans/collectors, which doesn’t translate well into the low-cost/high-volume business model that drives digital media.

          Fundamentally, the difference I see is that print primarily monetizes ownership (e.g. buying a volume off Bookwalker), while video primarily monetizes viewership (watching a subscription or ad-supported stream on Niconico). Print buyers are used to many small transactions. Video buyers are used to free(ish) viewing with purchases of their favorites.

          But as new viewers get more comfortable with relying on streaming, with its free or low-cost subscription fees, they never become disc buyers in the first place. That step where ownership is monetized gets circumvented with video in a way it does not with print. People who buy physical media of their favorite shows, like me, are a dying breed. And disc sales will gradually continue to reflect that, no matter how much video publishers prop them up with mobage codes, event tickets, and other bonuses.


          Regarding Abema TV, I didn’t have any specific company or service in mind. There are dozens of streaming platforms where you can find anime in Japan (even a niche series like Flip Flappers was available on something like 14 of them).

  7. something says:

    Still waiting on the full list to go up, btw. I saw it was posted in the 2ch thread but as usual it’s almost impossible to catch it in the few minutes it’s live, and it’s not been posted to the JP urisure or that CN forum yet.

  8. something says:

    Full list posted.

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