Japan Top 10 Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Sales Ranking: October 24 – October 30, 2022

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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 a couple of things before diving into the chart for the week. The cutoff point for Blu-ray general category sales chart is 1,604 copies whereas for DVD, that is 618 copies. This would mean that releases that did not make it onto the charts (denoted with “N/A”) have sold less than the amount stated. As for the paid platform, I cannot say much about it due to the restriction imposed, however, the cutoff point for Anime Blu-ray chart (Top 20) is slightly less than 700 copies and around 100 copies for DVD (Top 30).

The final week of a month tends to be the busiest as most releases are almost always out during the period. Some of the titles that did not make it onto the lists available on the freely accessed website for the week are: Hoshi no Samidare Volume 1, Yofukashi no Uta Part 1, Shadows House 2nd Season Volume 2, Dance Dance Danseur Volume 3 and many more. Note that these titles also did not appear on Oricon Top 20 Anime Blu-ray and Top 30 Anime DVD lists, as such they would have sold less than 700 copies and 100 copies, respectively. Keep in mind as well that Oricon does not capture sales at 100%.

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. Lycoris Recoil Vol. 2 [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 26, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 2
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Aniplex
Estimated number of copies sold: 22,322
Gross Sales: 156,254,000 yen (≈1.05 million USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 2
Unboxing Video: YouTube

Anime Information

Source: Original
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Broadcast Date: Jul 2, 2022
Season: Summer 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A

Analysis

When put together with sales of its DVDs, the 2nd volume of Lycoris Recoil has made yet again another impressive debut at 24,516 copies sold in its first 5 days, which is a 4.85% gain over the 5-day sales debut of Volume 1 that sold 23,383 copies in its first 5 days the month before. Note that Volume 2 is priced at 1,000 yen (≈6.80 USD) cheaper than Volume 1 as it contains only two episodes instead of three. Despite the extra 3,331 copies Volume 2 had sold, in terms of sales in yen it is still less than the 184,866,000 yen (≈1.28 million USD) made by Volume 1. Gross sales still stood at a high 156,254,000 yen (≈1.05 million USD) for Volume 2 as of the end of the week.


2. Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai 2nd Season
Vol. 5 [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 28, 2022
Days of Sales: 3
No. of Main Episodes: 2
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks
Estimated number of copies sold: 11,494
Gross Sales: 80,458,000 yen (≈545.24 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 5 (with Eng. subs)

Anime Information

Source: Other
Studio: Sunrise
Broadcast Date: Apr. 2, 2022
Season: Spring 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart

Analysis

This would be Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai 2nd Season’s weakest 3-day sales debut when compared to others. The latest volume presented a 31.30% and 14.78% reduction in sales against Volumes 1 and 3 which made their debuts at 16,731 copies and 13,488 copies sold in June and August. Nevertheless, when counting its debut sales alone, copies sold have now reached a total of 72,189, which is a very healthy amount.


3. Love Live! Superstar!! 2nd Season Vol. 2 [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 28, 2022
Days of Sales: 3
No. of Main Episodes: 2
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks
Estimated number of copies sold: 9,009
Gross Sales: 63,063,000 yen (≈427.32 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 2 (with Eng. subs)

Anime Information

Source: Other
Studio: Sunrise
Broadcast Date: Jul. 17, 2022
Season: Summer 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A

Analysis

Love Live! Superstar!! 2nd Season was last seen with its 1st volume back in September which sold 12,761 copies in its first 5 days, higher than Volume 2’s 9,009 copies sold as the latest is only charting at 3 days of sales.


4. Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ougonkyou Blu-ray BOX Part 1 (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 26, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 6
Price: 18,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,266
Gross Sales: 58,788,000 yen (≈398.39 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Part 1

Anime Information

Source: Web Manga
Studio: Kinema Citrus
Broadcast Date: Jul. 6, 2022
Season: Summer 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart

Analysis

When compared to its past performance, the latest season of Made in Abyss, Retsujitsu no Ougonkyou sold 33.50% less than the 5-day sales of Season 1’s 1st volume that debuted at 4,911 copies back in October 2017. The first season also sold more copies for its Blu-rays for Volume 2 at 4,939 copies in its first 3 days in December 2017. In January of 2019, the series received two films titled “Tabidachi no Yoake “ and “Hourou Suru Tasogare” that served as a recap of the first season. Both unfortunately did not make it onto Oricon sales charts in the month of their releases. However, the sequel film to the first season, Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei did appear on Oricon’s Top 10 list, selling 15,095 copies in just 3 days. The third film also sold an additional 711 copies for its DVDs.


5. Overlord IV Vol. 1 (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 26, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 5
Price: 13,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,236
Gross Sales: 42,068,000 yen (≈285.10 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 1
Unboxing Video: YouTube

Anime Information

Source: Light Novel
Studio: Madhouse
Broadcast Date: Jul. 5, 2022
Season: Summer 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart

Analysis

Overlord IV Volume 1 is at its weakest among the series’ other Blu-ray releases, particularly those with 5 days of sales. For instance, the latest season’s 1st volume sold 66.37% less copies than first season’s Volume 2 which made its debut at 9,622 copies sold in October 2015. When compared to its second and third seasons’ Volume 1, the fourth season’s Volume 1 Blu-ray is down by as much as 39.38% and 45.28%, respectively. Please note that only the first season’s Volumes 1 and 4, second season’s Volume 2 and third season’s Volume 3 were charted at 3 days of sales in the graph you see below while the rest were in 5 days.


6. Tiger & Bunny 2 Vol. 1 [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 28, 2022
Days of Sales: 3
No. of Main Episodes: 3
Price: 9,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,350
Gross Sales: 21,150,000 yen (≈143.32 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): Vol. 1 (with Eng. subs)

Anime Information

Source: Original
Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures
Broadcast Date: Apr. 8, 2022
Season: Spring 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A

Additional Comments

Note that Tiger & Bunny Blu-ray BOX sold 3,802 copies in its first 5 days back in October 2016.


7. Jantama Pong☆ [Deluxe Edition] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 26, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 12
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Yostar
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,343
Gross Sales: 16,401,000 yen (≈111.14 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): CDJapan (with multiple subs)

Anime Information

Source: Game
Studio: Scooter Films
Broadcast Date: Apr. 9, 2022
Season: Spring 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A


8. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken OAD Series Blu-ray [Limited Edition] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 28, 2022
Days of Sales: 3
No. of Main Episodes: 5
Price: 10,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks
Estimated number of copies sold: 1,989
Gross Sales: 19,890,000 yen (≈134.91 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Anime Information

Source: Light Novel
Studio: 8bit
Release Date: Varied
Season: Varied
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A


9. Giant Gorg Blu-ray BOX (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 26, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 26
Price: 30,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: FlyingDog
Estimated number of copies sold: 1,986
Gross Sales: 59,580,000 yen (≈404.17 thousand USD)
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Anime Information

Source: Original
Studio: Sunrise
Broadcast Date: Apr. 5, 1984
Season: Spring 1984
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A


10. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic Vol. 5 [Limited Release] (NEW)

Volume Information

Release Date: October 26, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
No. of Main Episodes: 2
Price: 7,000 yen
Producer / Distributor: Aniplex
Estimated number of copies sold: N/A
Gross Sales: N/A
Link (JPN): Vol. 5
Unboxing Video: YouTube

Anime Information

Source: Manga
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Broadcast Date: Apr. 9, 2022
Season: Spring 2022
Official Website: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A

Additional Comments

Volume 4 was also on the Top 10 in September, though just like Volume 5, it failed to chart in the general category.


Anime DVD Weekly Top 20

No. Status Title Copies Sold
1 NEW One Piece Log Collection “HIYORI” 3,179
2 NEW Lycoris Recoil Vol. 2 [Limited Release] 2,194
3   Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie [Regular Edition] 945
4   PAW Patrol: The Movie N/A
5 NEW Heroine Tarumono! Kiraware Heroine to Naisho no Oshigoto
Blu-ray Vol. 4 [Limited Edition]
N/A
6 NEW Overlord IV Vol. 1 N/A
7 NEW Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ougonkyou DVD BOX Part 1 N/A
8   Tonari no Totoro N/A
9   Macross Δ Movie: Zettai Live!!! / Gekijou Tanpen Macross Frontier: Toki no Meikyuu [Limited Release] N/A
10 NEW Detective Conan Part 30 Vol. 9 N/A
11 NEW Engage Kiss Vol. 2 [Limited Release] N/A
12   Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie [Deluxe Edition] N/A
13 NEW Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic Vol. 5 [Limited Release] N/A
14 NEW Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san Vol. 5 N/A
15 NEW Delicious Party♡Precure Vol. 5 N/A
16   Paw Patrol Car Race Daisakusen GO! GO! N/A
17   Paw Patrol Best Selection: Santa Clause no Otetsudai N/A
18   Majo no Takkyuubin N/A
19 NEW Goodbye, Don Glees! [Regular Edition] N/A
20   The Nightmare Before Christmas 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.

Previous Chart: Oct. 17 – Oct. 23
Follow-up Chart: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6
Source: Oricon; Blu-ray; DVD
Upcoming releases: gameiroiro; kakaku.com; Amazon

Visualisation:
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30, 2022

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