Fun With Numbers: March 2014 Amazon Data (Initial Numbers)

Way back in December, I started a rough, bare-bones look at a bit of publicly available data; US Amazon TV/Movie bestseller list rankings for anime releases. That data collection is mostly done, pending K’s release this Tuesday, and it yielded some potentially interesting nuggets (expect that summary post to happen before this next weekend). Enough so that I plan to do the same at least for the month of March. This is a list of the releases I’ll be tracking over the next 30 days, with their release dates, prices, and initial rankings. All series were accessed via amazon’s upcoming anime releases page.

Two points before the list itself:

-I compiled my February list too early (several titles were only announced for release after I built my list), and missed the opportunity to track some releases that way. Since most titles tracked in the February sample were relatively steady and very low on the list until a week before release (save for Robotics;Notes’ ridiculously discounted edition), I’m going to start tracking monthly rankings approximately one week prior to the first set of releases from now on.

-The price I note is the series’ MSRP price. If the series becomes listed at more than 50% off that price at any time during the amazon solicitation, I will note that both now and during the final analysis. The February part 1 release of Robotics;Notes had such a discount.

March 4th:

Space Adventure Cobra: The Original TV Series, Part 1
[$50; #188,780]

Casshan
[$50; #165,472]

Casshan [Blu-ray]
[$60; #47,868]

Maria Holic
[$60; #93,147]

Maria Holic [Blu-ray]
[$70; #77,843]

Galaxy Railways: The Complete Series S.A.V.E.
[$30; #83,319]

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Six
[$40; #3576]

Aria the Natural, Part 2
[$40; #638,827]

Nadia Secret of Blue Water: Complete [Blu-ray]
[$100; #36,697]

Nadia Secret of Blue Water: Complete Collection
[$80; #191,668]

Myself Yourself: Complete Collection
[$50; #146,342]

March 11th

Digimon Adventure: Volume 6
[$20; #122,367]

Psycho-Pass: Part One (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
[$65; #3923] (50%+ discount)

Psycho-Pass: Complete First Season Premium Edition [Blu-ray]
[$160; #32,790]

Psycho-Pass: Part Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
[$65; #4376] (50%+ discount)

Accel World Set 2
[$45; #40,028]

Accel World Set 2 [Blu-ray]
[$55; #31,013]

Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor & Shugaku Toshi Keppu-roku OVA (Season 4)
[$60; #51,350]

Pet Girl of Sakurasou 2
[$50; #155,667]

Pet Girl of Sakurasou 2 [Blu-ray]
[$60; #35,369]

March 18th

To Love Ru: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
[$90; #53,415]

Is this a Zombie! Season 1 – Classic (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
[$45; #22,494]

Upotte Complete Collection
[$60; #86,172]

Upotte Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
[$70; #28,291]

Shakugan No Shana: Season One S.A.V.E. (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
[$35; #231,690]

Bleach Uncut Set 20
[$45; #6447]

March 25th

Maria Holic Alive Complete Collection
[$60; #217,506]

Maria Holic Alive Complete [Blu-ray]
[$70; #38,194]

Robotics;Notes – Part Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
[$65; #18,175]

Mardock Scramble: Third Exhaust
[$30; #113,332]

Mardock Scramble: Third Exhaust [Blu-ray]
[$40; #28,887]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic: Season 4, Vol. 1
[$25; #335,586]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic: Season 4, Vol. 2
[$25; #63,839]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic: Season 4
[$45; #25,925]

Fairy Tail: Part 9 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
[$55; #7072]

Ranma 1/2 Set 1
[$45; #156,877]

Ranma 1/2 Set 1 [Blu-ray]
[$55; #14,798]

Pokemon: Black & White Rival Destinies Set 2
[$20; #16,293]

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