Follow up: XXXHOLiC Rei #4 sales report – Third week

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

XXXHOLiC Rei #4 fell to the 28th position in Oricon’s weekly comic ranking, with 30,008 copies sold on its third week of sales and an estimate of 206,583 copies sold overall.

This week’s performance is only slightly better than the third week performance of volume 3 (30.008 for volume 4 against 29,633 of volume 3). However when you consider the overall sales, this volume remains having the worst numbers for a XXXHOLiC volume on its third week.

These numbers are only for the regular edition. Numbers for the Blu-Ray limited edition are unknown.

It is likely that XXXHOLiC Rei #4 will show up again next week on Oricon, if that is the case, I’ll post here about its performance along with a chart of the previous XXXHOLiC Rei ranking performances.

Source: Anime News Network.

Advertisements

Follow up: XXXHOLiC Rei #4 sales report

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

Good news (sort of)!

XXXHOLiC Rei #4 climbed to the 5th position in Oricon’s weekly comic ranking, with 72.656 copies sold on its second week of sales and an estimate of 176,575 copies sold overall.

Although it climbed two positions in comparison to last week’s chart, this is the worst second week performance for a XXXHOLiC volume since I started taking record of sales (volume 13). It is also the worst overall sales for a XXXHOLiC volume two weeks after its release.

These numbers are only for the regular edition. Numbers for the Blu-Ray limited edition are unknown but they are probably lower than 12.420, which is how much the last position sold this past week.

For comparison’s sake, the first three volumes of XXXHOLiC Rei sold 85.158, 73,911 and 76,331 copies on their second week of sales, respectively.

It is likely that XXXHOLiC Rei #4 will show up again next week on Oricon, if that is the case, I’ll post here about its performance.

Source: Anime News Network.

Much like Tsubasa, XXXHOLiC is slowly selling less and less copies by each new volume. Could this be a sign of XXXHOLiC loosing its popularity? Either way, Kodansha doesn’t seem to care much about that, what with the release of limited editions for each volume, the upcoming Tsubasa guide books and mini-artbook and XXXHOLiC‘s theatre adaptation. Both series are selling fairly well, but clearly not as they used to.

On another note, the release dates for the upcoming Tsubasa guide books and mini-artbook have been postponed. Please check this post for the updated release dates.

XXXHOLiC Rei #4 sales report

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

XXXHOLiC Rei #4 debuted at the 7th position in Oricon’s weekly comic ranking, with 103.919 copies sold on its first week of sales.

This is the worst first week performance for a XXXHOLiC volume ever since I started taking record of sales (volume 13). On the other hand, XXXHOLiC Rei #4 was Kodansha‘s best selling title of that week. That needs to be acknowledged.

These numbers are only for the regular edition. Numbers for the Blu-Ray limited edition are unknown but they are probably lower than 15.765, which is how much the last position sold in that week.

For comparison’s sake, the first three volumes of XXXHOLiC Rei sold 183.837, 155.848 and 154.586 copies on their first week of sales, respectively.

It is likely that XXXHOLiC Rei #4 will show up again next week on Oricon, if that is the case, I’ll post here about its performance.

Source: Anime News Network.

XXXHOLiC gets stage reading drama adaptation

In a collaboration between CLAMP and SOUND THEATRE, XXXHOLiC will be getting a stage reading drama with CLAMP’s script, the XXXHOLiC anime original cast, SOUND THEATRE music director and a live band.

CLAMP × SOUND THEATRE
Original work / Script:CLAMP
Music Director:Yusaku Tsuchiya

【Dates】
January 28, 2017
January 29, 2017

【Venue】
TOYOSU PIT (Tokyo)

【Cast】
Yuuko Ichihara: Sayaka Ohara
Kimihiro Watanuki: Jun Fukuyama
Shizuka Doumeki: Kazuya Nakai
Mokona: Mika Kikuchi

Official Website: http://xxxholic.soundtheatre.jp/

Source: CLAMP-NET.COM

For those not able to attend, we can only hope that we’ll get some sort of DVD/Blu-Ray release for this.

XXXHOLiC Rei #4 ~Blu-ray limited edition~ cover

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

The cover for the Blu-ray limited edition of XXXHOLiC Rei #4 was revealed!

It will come out in nearly 2 weeks from now, on October 6.

The Blu-ray features the 2005 release of XXXHOLiC movie ~Manatsu no Yoru no Yume~.

Source: CLAMP-NET.COM

You can pre-order the regular and Blu-ray limited edition at CD Japan.

XXXHOLiC Rei #4 cover

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

In a very early announcement, we have the cover of XXXHOLiC Rei #4 revealed!

It will come out in a month from now, on October 6.

This volume will have a limited edition with the Blu-ray of the 2005 XXXHOLiC movie ~Manatsu no Yoru no Yume~.

Source: CLAMP-NET.COM

This has got to be one of my favorite covers? Look at that color palette! And I think those red nails are Yuuko’s 😉