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Here are the weekly Manga and Light Novel rankings for March 24th - 30th

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

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*1. 555,076 *,555,491 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.21
*2. 114,690 *,331,587 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.23
*3. 100,733 *,350,939 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion Vol.6
*4. *98,349 *,*98,349 Youkai Watch Vol.3
*5. *96,350 *,*96,350 Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Vol.6
*6. *83,184 *,*83,184 Kagerou Days Vol.4
*7. *81,597 2,642,952 One Piece Vol.73
*8. *81,085 *,391,844 Fairy Tail Vol.42
*9. *80,417 *,236,123 Skip Beat! Vol.34
10. *79,617 *,208,436 Moyashimon Vol.13

11. *72,425 *,*72,425 ReRe Hello Vol.3
12. *65,039 *,*65,039 Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi Vol.7
13. *61,735 *,*61,735 Hirunaka no Ryuusei Vol.9
14. *57,668 *,*57,668 Neko to Watashi no Kinyoubi Vol.4
15. *56,030 *,252,334 Diamond no Ace Vol.40
16. *52,741 *,*52,741 Ayakashi Hisen Vol.12
17. *51,216 *,*71,913 Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! Vol.6
18. *49,758 *,*49,758 Kagerou Days Koushiki Comic Anthology: Spring
19. *49,107 *,*49,107 31☆Ai Dream Vol.1
20. *47,572 *,*47,572 Kaze Hikaru Vol.35

21. *47,100 *,*47,100 Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Vol.5
22. *46,835 *,*46,835 Clover Trèfle Vol.3
23. *43,360 *,106,150 Sora no Otoshimono Vol.20
24. *43,112 *,*43,112 17-sai, Kiss to Dilemma Vol.4
25. *42,643 *,*44,092 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol.11
26. *41,657 *,829,719 Gin no Saji Vol.11
27. *39,988 *,*59,674 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.10
28. *39,665 *,*39,665 Mujiaki no Rakuen Vol.5
29. *38,836 *,100,922 Angel Heart 2nd Season Vol.8
30. *37,921 *,684,409 Kuroko no Basket Vol.26

31. *35,916 *,*49,280 Gugure! Kokkuri-san Vol.6
32. *35,713 *,610,113 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.8
33. *35,325 *,960,510 Naruto Vol.68
34. *35,032 *,*36,996 Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost Vol.6
35. *34,699 *,132,556 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.1
36. *34,606 *,*34,606 Cuticle Tantei Inaba Vol.13
37. *34,563 *,*36,310 Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: Return of Johnny Ridden Vol.8
38. *32,377 *,*32,377 Swan - Moscow Hen Vol.4
39. *30,916 *,*32,125 Mobile Suit Gundam-san Vol.11
40. *30,676 *,*52,888 Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: 'Kono Watashi no Mono to Nare, Yuusha yo' 'Kotowaru!' Vol.10

41. *30,150 *,111,816 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.40
42. *29,787 *,139,856 Koe no Katachi Vol.3
43. *29,261 *,*87,991 Aa! Megami-sama! Vol.47
44. *28,181 *,*28,838 Otome Youkai Zakuro Vol.9
45. *27,081 *,*47,715 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Vol.11
46. *26,124 *,*26,124 Bread & Butter Vol.1
47. *25,978 *,*25,978 Pokémon Special Vol.50 Limited Edition
48. *25,716 *,*25,716 Aruitou Vol.6
49. *25,206 *,*73,221 Youkai Watch Vol.2 Limited Edition
50. *24,689 *,*70,235 Adamas Vol.10


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 118,220 118,220 Kagerou Days Vol.5
*2. *72,493 *76,573 Coffee-ten Talleran Jikenbo Vol.3
*3. *26,704 *26,704 Juuni Kokuki Vol.9-10 Re-edition (2 in 1)
*4. *23,772 *67,570 Date A Live Vol.10
*5. *21,161 *29,040 Shuuen no Shiori Vol.3
*6. *20,551 *28,813 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.3
*7. *16,301 *16,301 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Vol.10
*8. *12,527 *22,748 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.5
*9. *12,060 287,814 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan
10. **9,660 *17,603 Absolute Duo Vol.5

11. **9,494 492,208 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.5
12. **9,454 *15,739 Mahou Sensou Vol.8
13. **8,994 *15,711 Re:Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
14. **8,509 *14,684 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne Vol.11
15. **8,481 *10,592 Daites-ryou Koubouki Vol.2
16. **8,050 *21,800 Kore wa Zombie desu ka? Vol.15
17. **7,127 *14,306 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.2
18. **7,049 *14,526 Seikai no Danshou Vol.3
19. **6,919 *43,961 Na no Nai Shisha
20. **6,797 346,508 Kagerou Days Vol.4

21. **6,731 525,034 Kagerou Days Vol.1
22. **6,385 **6,385 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.5
23. **5,964 *11,258 Kenshin no Succeed Vol.8
24. **5,734 406,876 Kagerou Days Vol.3
25. **5,629 **5,629 Shounen Onmyouji Vol.42


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Nice, Kimi ni Todoke at rank 1 this week, well deserved. Also good to see Kagerou Days up there. I wonder how the ranking will influence once the anime debuts. Problem Children in the top 10 for LN this week too. Season 2 when
 
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Copied over from my post in LNDB forums (with a few things modified or removed):

Kagerou days 5 gets slightly more sales than the last one's first week, in one fewer days as well I think.

Date A Live 10 has already overtaken volume 9's sales. Volume 8 sold 83k, though, over 4 weeks. It'll be tough to beat that, although if the airing of the second season boosts its sales enough it could well do it.

Shuuen no Shiori Shuumatsu comes from nowhere to get a 21161 second week.

Mondaiji-tachi volume 9 sells 16301 in 2 days. Previous volume (which was a short stories collection) sold 23k in 4 days, the last part of the official series having done 30k in 5.

Biblia has almost stabilised in its weekly sales.

Mahou Sensou 8 is fully 50% higher than its previous listed best.

OniAi 11 gains 8509 to 14684 second week. That's more than 20% below volume 10's sales after the same number of days, which itself was a huge drop on volume 9's sales (volume 9, incidentally, sold more copies in week 1 than volume 11 has from its first two weeks). Ouch.

Kagerou days vols 1, 3 and 4 reenter the rankings with volume 5's release. Incidentally, volume 1 'overtakes' biblia 5's sales. In quotation marks as it would never have actually been below in the first place, of course.
Weekly light novel releases (from 20/10/2014)
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure O.o That series is terrible. I guess people like buff guys that likes to shout at their screen.
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Nice to see Kagerou Days on top.Cant wait to see Mekaku City Actors.
 
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Ghost001 said:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure O.o That series is terrible. I guess people like buff guys that likes to shout at their screen.


>Dropped at 6 episodes.

Yep, we got a knowledgeable one here!
 
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Shuuen no Shiori Shuumatsu comes from nowhere to get a 21161 second week.


Not really from nowhere, the cumulative sales are comparable to the previous volume's sales. If you look at all the other MF Bunko J releases like Migakura, Asterisk, Absolute Duo, Mahou Sensou or OniAi you will see that they all have higher sales than what they sold last week. That's because MF Bunko J light novels are officially released on the 25th but Oricon always has sales data for the few days before, so if a week ends just before the 25th (like last week) the novels will have weaker sales for the first week and stronger sales for the second week.
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D0FLAMINGO said:
Ghost001 said:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure O.o That series is terrible. I guess people like buff guys that likes to shout at their screen.


>Dropped at 6 episodes.

Yep, we got a knowledgeable one here!

Not to mention, that this is part 8, and not part 1 which he dropped.

> hating on Jojo

What's wrong with some people.
 
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What's up with this unusual titles topping the sales for MF Bunko J.
Are they going back to the more dark tones ? Less harem-ish.
 
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You should know better than to fall for a troll that has a Rihanna avatar and actually tries to bait with JoJo...

Anyway, glad both JJL and Uchuu Kyoudai do well.
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*7. *16,301 *16,301 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Vol.9

This should be volume 10 here, not 9, since the 9th was the volume which got out on october.
the new volume "そして、兎は煉獄へ" which was just released is the 10th.
 
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You should know better than to fall for a troll that has a Rihanna avatar and actually tries to bait with JoJo...

Anyway, glad both JJL and Uchuu Kyoudai do well.


That's not a Rihanna avatar. Get your facts straight old geezer.
 
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Zefyris said:
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*7. *16,301 *16,301 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Vol.9

This should be volume 10 here, not 9, since the 9th was the volume which got out on october.
the new volume "そして、兎は煉獄へ" which was just released is the 10th.

Thank you, I adjusted it accordingly for the time being.
I'll have another mod confirm it, as I'm not in charge of the LN list.

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Ghost001 said:
I guess people like buff guys that likes to shout at their screen.

That's just how most old school shounen battle manga look like. Over the top GARness, shouting their techniques on every single occasions, and overly muscular male characters (think of Fist of the North Star and Dragonball Z). And Jojo is basically written with those things in mind. If someone goes in expecting ultra-grounded, sophisticated stuff a-la Fate/Zero then he/she will be thoroughly disappointed. But if you read it for what it is and didn't think too much, it's an immensely entertaining series.
 
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What's up with this unusual titles topping the sales for MF Bunko J.
Are they going back to the more dark tones ? Less harem-ish.


They're adaptations of Vocaloid songs so the novels already had a huge fanbase before they were even released. Although I don't think Mikagura is dark (I'm only judging by the covers of the novels though).

And I'm not sure what you mean by "going back to the more dark tones" since Moe Factory Bunko J has always been focused on harem series.
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*7. *81,597 2,642,952 One Piece Vol.73

still top ten
 
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Amiluhur said:
Ghost001 said:
I guess people like buff guys that likes to shout at their screen.

But if you read it for what it is and didn't think too much, it's an immensely entertaining series.


I've never imagined you could say something like this.
 
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Amiluhur said:
Ghost001 said:
I guess people like buff guys that likes to shout at their screen.

That's just how most old school shounen battle manga look like. Over the top GARness, shouting their techniques on every single occasions, and overly muscular male characters (think of Fist of the North Star and Dragonball Z). And Jojo is basically written with those things in mind. If someone goes in expecting ultra-grounded, sophisticated stuff a-la Fate/Zero then he/she will be thoroughly disappointed. But if you read it for what it is and didn't think too much, it's an immensely entertaining series.


Good point. Pat yourself on the back. I understand you're just using dbz as an example, but please don't compare them. No, no.
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You should know better than to fall for a troll that has a Rihanna avatar and actually tries to bait with JoJo...

Anyway, glad both JJL and Uchuu Kyoudai do well.


It's Miley cyrus, sir. Stop with the troll excuse. I genuinely don't like the series. I was very shock to see it selling so well which prompt me to make that comment. If you don't like my comment simple ignore it. Than rather make an excuse.
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Kimi ni Todoke and One piece <3
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With a lot of series ending these past few years people are trying new stuff and it's showing in the rankings.

*2. *72,493 *76,573 Coffee-ten Talleran Jikenbo Vol.3
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Oh boy, I'm so happy that Kagerou Days V got the first place. I just read few parts of it, and I was drowned in feels.
 
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I'm happy for Kimi ni Todoke, and I hope Hirunaka no Ryuusei reaches 100K :p
 
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*7. *81,597 2,642,952 One Piece Vol.73

still top ten

still boss
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Nice to see Kagerou Days on top.Cant wait to see Mekaku City Actors.

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Nice to see Kagerou Days on top.Cant wait to see Mekaku City Actors.
 
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Shoujo going strong. Really great to see Hirunaka no Ryuusei up there; each volume seems to go up in numbers the more times goes on, nice.
 
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Shuuen no Shiori Shuumatsu comes from nowhere to get a 21161 second week.


Not really from nowhere, the cumulative sales are comparable to the previous volume's sales. If you look at all the other MF Bunko J releases like Migakura, Asterisk, Absolute Duo, Mahou Sensou or OniAi you will see that they all have higher sales than what they sold last week. That's because MF Bunko J light novels are officially released on the 25th but Oricon always has sales data for the few days before, so if a week ends just before the 25th (like last week) the novels will have weaker sales for the first week and stronger sales for the second week.


Sure, but other than Mikagura, all the others had sales slightly above (as in less than 50% higher) last week's sales. Shuuen no Shiori Shuumatsu's was more than 150% higher. They all have the same release date.

It was this that I was commenting on (and the connected fact that I didn't even notice it was on last weeks rankings until this week's came out), rather than the actual physical sales number compared with previous volumes, which is indeed about what one would expect.
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One piece and fairy tail is stiil top ten <3
hirunaka no ryuusei sell well, i hope this manga get animtion soon :)
i have no comment for koe no katachi, why is it there? 42?

42. *29,787 *,139,856 Koe no Katachi Vol.3
 
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*7. *16,301 *16,301 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Vol.9

This should be volume 10 here, not 9, since the 9th was the volume which got out on october.
the new volume "そして、兎は煉獄へ" which was just released is the 10th.


The one in October was a collection of short stories, though, and not an official part of the series. It's standard practice in series that have numbered volumes to not include such volumes in the numbering, or to give them x.5 style volume numbers. Except this time there aren't any numbers in the title to make things clear.
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*7. *81,597 2,642,952 One Piece Vol.73

still top ten

still boss


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*1. 555,076 *,555,491 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.21

*13. *61,735 *,*61,735 Hirunaka no Ryuusei Vol.9


Glad to see Hirunaka no Ryuusei doing well and seems to be selling more copies with each volume ^_^
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Kimi no Todoke at 1# ? Nice .
 
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After a long time no Shingeki no Kyojin? Nice
 
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It's nice to see Pkmn special doing well. I hope the manga goes on forever.
 
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Nice to see Kimi no Todoke volume 21 selling well...

It seems that Kagerou Days took over this list xD
Volume 5 was such a shocker... it deserves the sales
 
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*7. *16,301 *16,301 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Vol.9

This should be volume 10 here, not 9, since the 9th was the volume which got out on october.
the new volume "そして、兎は煉獄へ" which was just released is the 10th.


The one in October was a collection of short stories, though, and not an official part of the series. It's standard practice in series that have numbered volumes to not include such volumes in the numbering, or to give them x.5 style volume numbers. Except this time there aren't any numbers in the title to make things clear.

And as you know it's also standard practice to number them with the rest. like you said, just like baccano for example, there isn't any number in mondaiji series. However, the last volume wasn't the only one with short stories (volume 8 was half main story and half short stories; so they clearly ARE putting them together with the main volumes ) so ImO the point of excluding them is kinda moot this time.
 
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Woot! Nice to see some Kagerou Days there~ Also Shuuen no Shiori. :D
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*6. *83,184 *,*83,184 Kagerou Days Vol.4

well, i've never expected kagerou days manga sale that much.
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