Japan Top 10 Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Sales Ranking: October 23 – October 29, 2023

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It is thanks to the wonderful people over at Oricon that we get to see these charts on a weekly basis, so be sure to head over to their site here and show them lots of love! Plus, all the data you find below is accessible via Oricon right here (Blu-ray) and here (DVD). To access the sales data, be sure to click on the “Analytics” accordion and then click “Chart”. This should bring you to the Google chart page that contains the latest available sales data.

Please note that Oricon’s daily surveys do not cover all stores in Japan, and some data may be missing from the list provided below. To view the list of stores that participate in Oricon’s surveys, please refer to the link provided (or the post here). If you would like to learn more about Oricon and their tracking methods, you may find additional information here. While I have manually counted the number of stores included in the list below, please be aware that there may be some errors, and not all stores are listed on official websites as many are exclusive sets listed to certain retailers. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind that the number of stores counted may not fully reflect all retailers that sell the product.

Note that the cutoff point on the Blu-ray general sales chart for the week was 2,114 copies whereas on the DVD chart, that would be 509 copies. Therefore, any releases denoted with “N/A” below have sold less than the amount stated.

Without further ado, below are the Top 10 and Top 20 Anime Blu-rays and DVDs for the week:

Anime Blu-ray Weekly Top 10


1. Gridman Universe Blu-ray [Special Edition] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 1
Price: 12,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Pony Canyon
Estimated number of copies sold: 19,791
Gross Sales: 237,492,000 yen (≈1.57 million USD)
Link (JPN): Amazon

Anime Information

Source: Original
Studio: Trigger
Release Date: Mar. 24, 2023
Season: Winter 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 237,492,000 yen (≈1.57 million USD)
No. of Stores: 8/10 (80%) // Not Fully Captured

Additional Comments

Not to be confused with the Canime’s Limited Edition.

The title was last seen with the compilation Blu-ray set titled “SSSS.Gridman Movie” at 2,928 copies sold in five days between September 25 and October 1, 2023. Prior to that, the series’ Blu-ray Box sold 1,118 copies in its first five days between February 15 and February 21, 2021.


2. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen Vol. 5 [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 2
Price: 6,500 yen
Producer / Distributor: Aniplex
Estimated number of copies sold: 7,271
Gross Sales: 47,261,500 yen (≈313.32 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 5

Anime Information

Source: Manga
Studio: ufotable
Broadcast Date: Apr. 9 to Jun. 18, 2023
Season: Spring 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: N/A
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 23,630,750 yen (≈156.62 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 23/34 (67.65%) ※ufotable store not included

Analysis

The performance of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen continued to worsen with the release of Volume 5, marking a decline in copies sold against all volumes since Season 1’s Volume 3 and only selling slightly more than Season 1’s Volume 2 by 2.39%. The gap in copies sold is most palpable against Season 2’s releases, particularly Season 2’s 1st volume which sold 50% more copies than Katanakaji no Sato-hen‘s 5th volume. Against Season 2’s Volume 2 to Volume 5, the difference in terms of debut sales is about 30% or more whilst against Season 2 Volume 6, that would be 47.79%. The 10,000 more copies sold in five days is still a great outcome, more than what many titles are selling today, but this persisting slide in sales trend does beg a cause for concern.

Note that as of Katanakaji no Sato-hen Volume 5, the title has sold 60,904 copies in total for its debut reaching a revenue of 382,743,000 yen (≈2.53 million USD). To compare, Yuukaku-hen sold 88,332 copies as of its 5th volume, 31.05% more than Katanakaji no Sato-hen whilst its revenue stood at 543,898,000 yen (≈3.60 million USD), or nearly 30% higher than the latest season.

Additional Comments

A follow-up season to Katanakaji no Sato-hen has been announced, titled “Hashira Geiko-hen” or the “Hashira Training Arc.” The actual broadcast date of the season is still unknown as of the time of writing.


3. Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo Season 2 Vol. 2 [Limited Edition] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 27, 2023
Days of Sales: 3
No. of Main Episodes: 3
Price: 7,800 yen
Producer / Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,983
Gross Sales: 46,667,400 yen (≈309.31 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 2

Anime Information

Source: Original
Studio: Sunrise
Broadcast Date: (S1) Oct. 2, 2022 to Jan. 8, 2023; (S2) Apr. 9 to Jul 2, 2023
Season: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 15,555,800 yen (≈103.10 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 30/43 (69.77%) ※ Includes A-on STORE which is a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Filmworks

Analysis

The overall performance of Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo‘s discs remain stable across the board. Season 2’s 2nd volume has noted a rise of 24.08% against the 4,822 copies sold of Season 1’s 1st volume, but against Season 1’s 3rd volume, the 5,983 copies sold represents a 3.22% decline in sales, all in three days. As for the other volumes, they were listed in their first five days. Season 1’s 2nd volume sold 6,894 copies whereas its 4th volume sold 6,819 copies. Season 2’s 1st volume on the other hand, sold 6,483 copies.

In total, the debut sales of Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo‘s alone stands at 37,183 copies with a revenue of 294,849,400 yen (≈1.95 million USD). It is very likely that its lifetime copies sold have long passed the 50,000 mark (including stores not counted by Oricon).


4. “Oshi no Ko” Vol. 5 (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 2
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,377
Gross Sales: 37,639,000 yen (≈249.47 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 5

Anime Information

Source: Manga
Studio: Doga Kobo
Broadcast Date: Apr. 12 to Jun. 28, 2023
Season: Spring 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: N/A
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 18,819,500 yen (≈124.73 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 9/12 (75.00%) // Not Fully Captured

Analysis

With the release of “Oshi no Ko” Volume 5, the series has marked its fourth consecutive decline with the newest volume’s debut sales at 28.09%, 11.13%, 53.2% and 3.10% less than the copies sold from Volume 1 to Volume 4. Looking at its trajectory, it may dip below the 6,000 mark for Volume 5, but there is still a chance for a rebound as seen by some series.

In total, the debut sales for “Oshi no Ko” has now hit 33,815 copies whilst its revenue is at a total 249,451,000 yen (≈1.65 million USD).


5. Biohazard: Death Island Blu-ray & DVD Set (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 1
Price: 5,800 yen
Producer / Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,256
Gross Sales: 30,484,800 yen (≈202.05 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): CDJapan (with Eng. subs)

Anime Information

Source: Game
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Release Date: Jul. 7, 2023
Season: Summer 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 30,484,800 yen (≈202.05 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 8/8 (100%) // Not Fully Captured


6. The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: U149 Vol. 4 (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 3
Price: 12,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,715
Gross Sales: 56,580,000 yen (≈375.01 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 4

Anime Information

Source: Web Manga
Studio: CygamesPictures
Broadcast Date: Apr. 6 to Jun. 29, 2023
Season: Spring 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 18,860,000 yen (≈125.00 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 11/16 (68.75%) // Not Fully Captured

Analysis

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: U149 has ended its disc run selling 4,715 copies for its 4th volume which is 4.50% more than Volume 3, both in their first five days. Against Volume 1 and Volume 2 though, Volume 4’s performance is not as great considering the prior volumes’ much shorter days of sales at three days. Nevertheless, the overall performance is most likely to have stabilised in the next seven days.

As of Volume 4, the total debut sales for the series are at 18,386 copies, and its revenue at 220,632,000 yen (≈1.46 million USD). Expect its total lifetime sales to have crossed the 25,000 copies, perhaps hitting closer to 30,000 including stores not counted by Oricon.

Additional Comments

Note that this is its final volume.


7. Biohazard: Death Island Premium Edition [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 1
Price: 7,800 yen
Producer / Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,385
Gross Sales: 34,203,000 yen (≈226.70 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): CDJapan (with Eng. subs)

Anime Information

Source: Game
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Release Date: Jul. 7, 2023
Season: Summer 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 34,203,000 yen (≈226.70 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 8/8 (100%) // Not Fully Captured


8. Gridman Universe Blu-ray [Regular Edition] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 1
Price: 5,800 yen
Producer / Distributor: Pony Canyon
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,347
Gross Sales: 25,212,600 yen (≈167.16 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Amazon

Anime Information

Source: Original
Studio: Trigger
Release Date: Mar. 24, 2023
Season: Winter 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 25,212,600 yen (≈167.16 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 8/10 (80%) // Not Fully Captured


9. Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror Vol. 2 [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 27, 2023
Days of Sales: 3
No. of Main Episodes: 2
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,018
Gross Sales: 28,126,000 yen (≈186.48 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 2

Anime Information

Source: Web Manga
Studio: Sunrise
Broadcast Date: Jul. 2 to Sep. 24, 2023
Season: Summer 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: N/A
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 14,063,000 yen (≈93.24 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 13/17 (76.47%) ※ Includes A-on STORE which is a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Filmworks

Additional Comments

Note that Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror was last seen with its 1st volume at 6,897 copies sold in its first five days between September 25 and October 1, 2023.


10. Tenchi Muyou! GXP: Paradise Shidou-hen Vol. 6 [Special Edition] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 27, 2023
Days of Sales: 3
No. of Main Episodes: 1
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: EXNOA
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,114
Gross Sales: 14,798,000 yen (≈98.11 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 6

Anime Information

Source: Original
Studio: AIC, Saber Project
Broadcast Date: May 26, 2023
Season: Fall 2023
Official Website: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Avg. Sales Per Episode: 14,798,000 yen (≈98.11 thousand USD)
No. of Stores: 10/11 (90.91%) // Not Fully Captured

Analysis

Tenchi Muyou! GXP: Paradise Shidou-hen has noted quite a drop in copies sold with Volume 6 down against all of its previous volumes except for a gain against Volume 2 by 2.72%. Volume 1 and Volume 3 to Volume 5 have all sold about 30% or more copies than Volume 6.

In total, the title has sold 17,074 copies for its debut with a revenue of 119,518,000 yen (≈792.13 thousand USD). Considering that a single volume contains only a single episode, the overall outcome for the series is quite good.

Additional Comments

Please note that this is Tenchi Muyou! GXP: Paradise Shidou-hen‘s final volume and contains the title’s final episode.


Anime DVD Weekly Top 20

No. Status Title Copies Sold
1 NEW Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen Vol. 5 [Limited Release] 3,585
2 NEW Gridman Universe DVD [Regular Edition] 1,620
3   Suzume no Tojimari DVD Standard Edition 812
4 NEW “Oshi no Ko” Vol. 5 657
5   Jujutsu Kaisen: Kaigyoku Gyokusetsu Vol. 1 N/A
6 NEW Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo Season 2 Vol. 2 N/A
7   One Piece Film: Red [Standard Edition] N/A
8   Blue Giant DVD [Standard Edition] N/A
9   PAW Patrol: The Movie N/A
10 NEW Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru Vol. 5 [Limited Release] N/A
11   Tonari no Totoro N/A
12 NEW Horimiya: Piece Vol. 3 [Limited Release] N/A
13   Minions: The Rise of Gru N/A
14 NEW Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Vol. 1 [Limited Release] N/A
15 NEW Mashle Vol. 4 [Limited Release] N/A
16 NEW Detective Conan Part 31 Vol. 5 N/A
17 NEW Ayakashi Triangle Vol. 2 [Limited Release] N/A
18   Sing 2 N/A
19 NEW Bungou Stray Dogs Vol. 22 N/A
20   Paw Patrol Car Race Daisakusen GO! GO! N/A

As always, if you find any faults with the charts above, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, don’t shy away from dropping a comment or two down below and share your thoughts with us down below!

Note:
All currency conversion was done at the time of writing.

Featured Image:
Gridman Universe

Previous Chart: Oct. 16 – Oct. 22
Follow-up Chart: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5
Source: Oricon; Blu-ray; DVD
Upcoming releases: gameiroiro; kakaku.com; Amazon

Visualisation:
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29, 2023

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4 thoughts on “Japan Top 10 Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Sales Ranking: October 23 – October 29, 2023

  1. Hello, do you know the total sales of Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Vol. 1 Blu-Ray?
    Thank you very much.

    1. Hey! Unfortunately it didn’t rank on either of the Top 10 or Top 20 Anime BD lists. With the cutoff being about 1,000 copies, it should sell lower than that amount.

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