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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for July 27th - August 2nd

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

*1. 31,432 *99,629 No Game No Life Vol.7
*2. 21,632 161,492 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 20,224 *20,224 Isekai Shokudou Vol.2
*4. 18,382 *18,382 Shuku Mononoki Jimushou Vol.4
*5. 13,059 *13,059 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.4
*6. 12,483 *41,209 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
*7. 11,855 *62,118 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*8. 11,590 *37,832 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
*9. 10,473 *10,473 Saishin no Game wa Sugosugi daro Vol.4
10. 10,187 *10,187 Isekai de Ikiteiku Houhou Vol.1

11. *9,590 **9,590 Kenja no Mago: Joushikiyaburi no Shinnyuusei Vol.1
12. *8,378 **8,378 Shingan no Yuusha Vol.2
13. *8,212 *37,280 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12
14. *7,876 *31,875 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
15. *7,628 **7,628 Brave Frontier: Juuyoku no Hakaisha
16. *7,016 **7,016 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.11
17. *6,734 **6,734 Junai Romantica Vol.8
18. *6,058 *44,463 High School DxD Vol.20
19. *5,763 101,783 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
20. *5,414 **5,414 Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha Vol.13

21. *5,321 **5,321 Elf Tensei kara no Cheat Kenkokuki Vol.1
22. *5,182 **5,182 Gunshi wa Nandemo Shitteitru Vol.4
23. *5,174 *17,613 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.2
24. *5,048 *12,288 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.6
25. *4,721 *42,538 Overlord Vol.5
26. *4,332 *29,179 Overlord Vol.4
27. *4,319 *76,622 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
28. *4,236 *45,299 Overlord Vol.3
29. *4,170 *27,477 Overlord Vol.6
30. *4,126 **4,126 Murabito Tensei: Saikyou no Slow Life Vol.1

31. *3,945 *40,547 Overlord Vol.7
32. *3,909 **3,909 Sagishi Gaiden: Yakusou Majo no Recipe Vol.2

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Bunko
*1. 31,432 *99,629 No Game No Life Vol.7
*3. 21,632 161,492 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*5. 20,224 *20,224 Isekai Shokudou Vol.2
11. 13,059 *13,059 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.4
12. 12,483 *41,209 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
16. 10,473 *10,473 Saishin no Game wa Sugosugi daro Vol.4
17. 10,187 *10,187 Isekai de Ikiteiku Houhou Vol.1
18. *9,590 **9,590 Kenja no Mago: Joushikiyaburi no Shinnyuusei Vol.1
23. *8,378 **8,378 Shingan no Yuusha Vol.2
24. *8,212 *37,280 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12

26. *7,876 *31,875 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
31. *7,016 **7,016 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.11
33. *6,734 **6,734 Junai Romantica Vol.8
36. *6,058 *44,463 High School DxD Vol.20
38. *5,763 101,783 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
41. *5,414 **5,414 Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha Vol.13
45. *5,321 **5,321 Elf Tensei kara no Cheat Kenkokuki Vol.1
47. *5,182 **5,182 Gunshi wa Nandemo Shitteitru Vol.4
48. *5,174 *17,613 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.2
50. *5,048 *12,288 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.6
(cut-off 5,048)


Book
*5. 18,382 *18,382 Shuku Mononoki Jimushou Vol.4
12. 11,855 *62,118 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
13. 11,590 *37,832 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
28. *7,628 **7,628 Brave Frontier: Juuyoku no Hakaisha
(cut-off 5,637)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,721 *42,538 Overlord Vol.5
13. *4,332 *29,179 Overlord Vol.4
14. *4,319 *76,622 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
15. *4,236 *45,299 Overlord Vol.3
16. *4,170 *27,477 Overlord Vol.6
17. *4,126 **4,126 Murabito Tensei: Saikyou no Slow Life Vol.1
19. *3,945 *40,547 Overlord Vol.7
20. *3,909 **3,909 Sagishi Gaiden: Yakusou Majo no Recipe Vol.2
(cut-off 3,909)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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NGNL no.1?

Good, good.
 
 
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Rokka no Yuusha is on the list, it's something *shrugs*

I would also like to check Isekai Shokudou, but it's a new novel and probably won't get translated any time soon, if ever.
 
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Again at top. Happy for NGNL, need a second season soon.
Awaiting SAO's arrival in the sales ranking.
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What's going on with Index...
 
 
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NGNL and Bakemono no Ko still doing well...

I'm kinda curious about Isekai Shokudou and how well it will do in the weeks to come.
 
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YES YES YES FOR NUMBER 17!
Best list ever for this month.
 
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Dafuq apparently half the people only read odd vols of Overlord?
 
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lol Rokka no Yuusha above Overlord
suck it, fanboys
 
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*6. 12,483 *41,209 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
13. *8,212 *37,280 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12
14. *7,876 *31,875 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
18. *6,058 *44,463 High School DxD Vol.20

All selling very well which I am very pleased with, wish Yen Press would license all or at least one of these. Would love to own them in English as well.

Fab to see Overlord continue it's rather large boost. Keep it coming.
 
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OVERLORD has gotten a 600,000 copy reprint run, passing 1 million copies in print.
Hope it sells more next week with the volumes restocked <3

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/04/original-overlord-series-passes-million-copies-in-print
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LITERATURE
11. *4,721 *42,538 Overlord Vol.5
13. *4,332 *29,179 Overlord Vol.4
15. *4,236 *45,299 Overlord Vol.3
16. *4,170 *27,477 Overlord Vol.6
19. *3,945 *40,547 Overlord Vol.7


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lol Rokka no Yuusha above Overlord
suck it, fanboys

Come back when it breaks 1 million in print darling XD
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Come back when it breaks 1 million in print darling XD
Not that hard if you haven't sold like 70% of that, they are just dumb for wasting money, more proof Overlord sucks #truth.
 
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Naruto Hiden still selling.
 
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Obvious praises aside, I'm really glad to see Kenja no Mago get a really strong start. It's a top ranked web novel of Syosetu and it only just started this year, making it also one of the fastest series to receive a publication from its inception on the web. Elf Tensei too is deserving of praise for having a strong debut.
 
 
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NGNL, rokka and overlord.. Good week I guess. It's unfortunate, that nor gate, nor rokka doesn't get attention they deserves.

Well, I can't wait for SAO to come out at last. The translation will take for a while...
 
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Paulo27 said:
ichii_1 said:
Come back when it breaks 1 million in print darling XD
Not that hard if you haven't sold like 70% of that, they are just dumb for wasting money, more proof Overlord sucks #truth.

That means they believe in Overlord unlike Rokka :P

And did you know Overlord is classified as literature?
which means it's objectively better #Fact
 
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Paulo27 said:
lol Rokka no Yuusha above Overlord
suck it, fanboys


oh the irony. You're fluffing adorable.
 
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ichii_1 said:
Paulo27 said:
Not that hard if you haven't sold like 70% of that, they are just dumb for wasting money, more proof Overlord sucks #truth.

That means they believe in Overlord unlike Rokka :P

And did you know Overlord is classified as literature?
which means it's objectively better #Fact
Literature is for old stuff and old stuff is objectively bad #keeptrying
 
 
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Thats weird. Madan no Ou, Index, DxD, Hidan no Aria, almost every novel is underperforming in about 20% compared to their previous volume.
Or Oricon fucked up the data or one of the huge bookstores stopped reporting their sells to her.
if this is true every novel from now on will be reported with lower numbers than it used to have.
 
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Obvious praises aside, I'm really glad to see Kenja no Mago get a really strong start. It's a top ranked web novel of Syosetu and it only just started this year, making it also one of the fastest series to receive a publication from its inception on the web. Elf Tensei too is deserving of praise for having a strong debut.

The reborn in another world setting sounds really familiar to a LN that I read somewhere but can't remember. Though this one seems to be more on the comedy side.
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NGNL and Seirei Tsukai are selling good, nice nice :)
 
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Happy to see No Game No Life still at the top. I need that season 2!
 
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Paulo27 said:
lol Rokka no Yuusha above Overlord
suck it, fanboys

Errr... The volume 6 just got out, that's hardly the same as having former volumes getting back in the top sales. RnY has yet to have that happening even for its 1st volume.

There' s a good improvement as i said already. RnY sales were quite low without anime compared to some other adapted LN . When you already sells 30k+ per volume without anime, obviously the anime influence is easier to get as well ~
For volume 4 we had a 7k for 5 days then disappearing from the ranking, for volume 5 it didn't even appear in the ranking even the first week which means less than 5,8k (which was the cut off that time) in 3 days. With volume 6, we not only got 7k the first week, but the second week it somehow managed to get right inside the cut off and appear too, for a total of 12k.
That's definitely an improvement. If seems like the other volumes are selling too. Volume 1 to 5 last week sold together more than 9k. Again, this is to put in comparison with the fact that the volume 1 to 5 together before the anime probably were around 50k (10k per volume I suppose, 7k the first week and then a little here and there, more for the volume 1 like any series). Adding 9k in one week to the 50k it had until now is definitely not negligible.

Yes, compared to other novels it doesn't sell a lot. And I'm sure the publishing company expect more. It's still selling though. And the anime is a slow starter, so you can't expect the sales to start fast with that either. It may progress the following week. I'm particularly interested in the next two sales report in fact.


It would be interesting is someone has the sales by series again that week, to see if we can get the number of sales for volume 1 to 5 as a whole even if there's not enough to have it per volume.
 
 
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Time for SAO to finally overtake LN rankings next week.
 
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18. *6,058 *44,463 High School DxD Vol.20
19. *5,763 101,783 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13

Go go! =)
 
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Paulo27 said:
ichii_1 said:

That means they believe in Overlord unlike Rokka :P

And did you know Overlord is classified as literature?
which means it's objectively better #Fact
Literature is for old stuff and old stuff is objectively bad #keeptrying

That's classic literature, which is classic and not old.
Rokka is riding on Overlord's tailcoat #PleaseStop
 
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ichii_1 said:
Paulo27 said:
Literature is for old stuff and old stuff is objectively bad #keeptrying

That's classic literature, which is classic and not old.
Rokka is riding on Overlord's tailcoat #PleaseStop



Putting that stupid fan war aside, Overlord's publishing label is the same as several series I own, which are clearly classified as Light Novel ( KADOKAWA/エンターブレイン ). This includes Youjo Senki, a series from which I just finished reading volume 4 where in the postscript the author was again calling his series a light novel.

So I don't know what kind of place you got the information that this label wasn't publishing light novels, but that looks quite wrong.

And since the only difference between light novel and novel in japan is the publishing label under which it's published (no difference in content), that's quite stupid to try getting proud of this anyway ImO.
 
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Good to see NGNL in the top. I hope they make 2nd season for the anime



 
 
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So I don't know what kind of place you got the information that this label wasn't publishing light novels, but that looks quite wrong.

The op has it under "Literature Books Genre" :)
Besides, both novels and LN are literature forms anyways.
 
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NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.
 
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NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant

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Zefyris said:
So I don't know what kind of place you got the information that this label wasn't publishing light novels, but that looks quite wrong.

The op has it under "Literature Books Genre" :)
Besides, both novels and LN are literature forms anyways.

Lol that... It's simply tankoubon format rather than bunkobon, that's all xD...
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NGNL :3
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Zefyris said:
julyan said:
NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant.

NT12 didn't become successful (along with so many other things) because Touma took a backseat despite how deeply involved he is (supposedly) into what's happening in that arc. I doubt that not focusing on him again would be wise.
 
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Paulo27 said:
ichii_1 said:

That means they believe in Overlord unlike Rokka :P

And did you know Overlord is classified as literature?
which means it's objectively better #Fact
Literature is for old stuff and old stuff is objectively bad #keeptrying
Please stop mate,i am getting embarrassed reading your stuff here... ##Stop it

I commend you for trying tho...
 
 
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geez~ NGNL.?
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Series rankings:

*1位 35,782部 Overlord / オーバーロード
*2位 33,076部 No Game No Life / ノーゲーム・ノーライフ
*3位 21,632部 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko) バケモノの子 (角川文庫)
*4位 21,446部 Isekai Shokudou / 異世界食堂
*5位 20,956部 Gate / ゲート 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり
*6位 18,382部 Shuku Momonoki Jimushou / 祝もものき事務所
*7位 13,641部 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi / チート薬師の異世界旅
*8位 13,330部 Rokka no Yuusha / 六花の勇者
*9位 12,718部 Infinite Stratos / IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>
10位 11,855部 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) / バケモノの子 (角川つばさ文庫)

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POS rankings of light novels with an anime adaptation airing:

Overlord:

152位 オーバーロード1 不死者の王
180位 オーバーロード2 漆黒の戦士
179位 オーバーロード3 鮮血の戦乙女
168位 オーバーロード4 蜥蜴人の勇者たち
167位 オーバーロード5 王国の漢たち [上]
195位 オーバーロード6 王国の漢たち [下]
232位 オーバーロード7 大墳墓の侵入者
246位 オーバーロード8 二人の指導者
344位 オーバーロード9 破軍の魔法詠唱者

Gate:

235位 ゲート1 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
247位 ゲート1 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
290位 ゲート2 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
299位 ゲート2 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
311位 ゲート3 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
316位 ゲート3 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
347位 ゲート4 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
351位 ゲート4 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
415位 ゲート5 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈冥門編〉
425位 ゲート5 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈冥門編〉

Rokka no Yuusha:

144位 六花の勇者6

303位 六花の勇者
401位 六花の勇者2

ShimoSeka:

474位 下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界

Kuusen Madoushi:

336位 空戦魔導士候補生の教官7

Classroom Crisis light novels are not ranked.

Bunko:

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So there's a drop of sales for volume 1-5 of RnY compared to last week, rather than the improvement I was hoping for. It was 9700 it's now 8300. Looks like there's little hope to see even the volume 1 appear just one week in the bunko ranking at this rate. starting from next week RnY's series sales won't have volume 6 boosting it so we won't even have the stats any more. :(
 
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IS s3 confirmed. Thank you Japan for your fabulous taste.




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yay for NGNL
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Zefyris said:
julyan said:
NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant

 
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Hmmm.no Hakomari,Japan has a very good taste
Rance X is A GOAT.
 
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Hmmm.no Hakomari,Japan has a very good taste



...What?

You do know that it's almost 2 months since the last volume of Hakomari came out, right? A volume staying in the weekly rankings for two months on the trot is a very rare event indeed.

Not that it ranked in its release week either
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club including weekly series ranks etc). <-- No longer being updated. Sorry.
*that there is data for

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It could really use another volume with the trio as protagonists again.[/spoiler][/quote]
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Zefyris said:

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant



It would be great if Kamachi decided to do a backstory on Accelerator like he did with Misaki ... That would probably get the LN back to its quality ... also sales would increase ... (imo)
 
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Way to go NGNL!
 
 
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wana read em all...but ngnl..it's just as expected
 
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I'm happy for Blade Dance, Highschool DXD, Overlord, NGNL, Infinite Stratos and others. Want Blade Dance and Overlord to be higher tho :/ And also found interesting new reads so yaay (I guess)!