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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 24 - 30

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

*1. 44,279 *44,279 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
*2. 23,892 *32,840 Hidan no Aria Vol.21
*3. 17,582 222,681 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*4. 12,732 *12,732 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.7
*5. 12,027 *33,871 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
*6. 11,514 *11,514 The New Gate Vol.5
*7. 11,007 *32,536 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4
*8. 10,863 162,490 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
*9. 10,634 *10,634 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.3
10. 10,495 *17,278 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.8

11. *9,885 **9,885 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.6
12. *9,663 *93,969 Overlord Vol.1
13. *9,491 *54,043 TYPE-MOON Ace: Fate/Grand Order
14. *9,156 *80,927 Overlord Vol.2
15. *9,049 *74,510 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
16. *8,814 *74,574 Overlord Vol.3
17. *8,563 *13,123 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.7
18. *7,680 215,113 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
19. *6,633 **6,633 Kuro no Souzou Shoukanshi Vol.3
20. *6,488 *15,299 Ijinkan Garou Vol.3 "Gensou Teien to Wana no Aru Fuukei"

21. *6,006 **6,006 Maken no Daydreamer Vol.5
22. *5,256 **5,256 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.6
23. *5,237 **5,237 Isekai to Cheat na Nouenshu
24. *4,722 **7,363 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.8
25. *4,654 **4,654 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.4
26. *4,568 **4,568 Hatena☆Illusion Vol.3
27. *4,018 135,429 No Game No Life Vol.7
28. *3,947 **3,947 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
29. *3,656 **3,656 Butsuri-san de Musou shitetara Motemote ni Narimashita Vol.4
30. *3,571 **3,571 Kakure-hime Irogatari: Kurenai Momiji


Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 44,279 *44,279 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
*2. 23,892 *32,840 Hidan no Aria Vol.21
*3. 17,582 222,681 Sword Art Online Vol.16
10. 11,007 *32,536 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4
11. 10,863 162,490 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
12. 10,634 *10,634 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.3
13. *9,885 **9,885 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.6
19. *7,680 215,113 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
22. *6,488 *15,299 Ijinkan Garou Vol.3 "Gensou Teien to Wana no Aru Fuukei"
32. *4,722 **7,363 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.8

33. *4,654 **4,654 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.4
35. *4,568 **4,568 Hatena☆Illusion Vol.3
40. *4,018 135,429 No Game No Life Vol.7
44. *3,947 **3,947 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
47. *3,656 **3,656 Butsuri-san de Musou shitetara Motemote ni Narimashita Vol.4
50. *3,571 **3,571 Kakure-hime Irogatari: Kurenai Momiji
(cut-off 3,571)


Book
11. 12,732 *12,732 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.7
12. 12,027 *33,871 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
15. 11,514 *11,514 The New Gate Vol.5
17. 10,495 *17,278 Fairy Tail Chronicle Vol.8
19. *9,663 *93,969 Overlord Vol.1
21. *9,491 *54,043 TYPE-MOON Ace: Fate/Grand Order
23. *9,156 *80,927 Overlord Vol.2
24. *9,049 *74,510 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
25. *8,814 *74,574 Overlord Vol.3
27. *8,563 *13,123 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.7

41. *6,633 **6,633 Kuro no Souzou Shoukanshi Vol.3
48. *6,006 **6,006 Maken no Daydreamer Vol.5
(cut-off 5,651)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
18. *5,256 **5,256 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.6
19. *5,237 **5,237 Isekai to Cheat na Nouenshu
(cut-off 5,074)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Orite that was Haganai's final volume, right? Kewl

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Haganai S3?
 
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I'm happy for Haganai, also looking forward to Aria season 2.
 
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Haganai final volume, huh. Should probably start reading it now I know it's finished, might just stick with the manga for now. SAO and Mahouka still dominant which is fab to see.

Expecting Overlord boost to shoot up next week considering the godliness of Episode 9. Or at least hit 5 figures again for a fair few volumes.
 
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Boku wa Tomodachi S3 when
 
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27. *8,563 *13,123 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.7

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think volume 7 is doing better than the previous one.
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haganai s3 please
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When does the next Overlord volume come out?
 
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Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou could use an anime boost right about now huh shaft?
 
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When does the next Overlord volume come out?


At the end of the year or so...the author said he is now release in them at a rate of 2 per year...vol 9 was in june so expect around december.

P.s i really wish we can get a s3 for haganai just to finish the series.
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Oh My Overlord! :O
The other volumes fell like rocks :'(
Hope the new reprints boosts all of them back into the rankings next week XD

12. *9,663 *93,969 Overlord Vol.1
14. *9,156 *80,927 Overlord Vol.2
16. *8,814 *74,574 Overlord Vol.3

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When does the next Overlord volume come out?

It should be in December.
 
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Glory to Overlord, glory to Ainz Ooal Gown!


 
Sep 2, 2015 2:24 PM
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If that's the last Haganai volume, then it doesn't bode well for a 3rd season of the anime, does it?
 
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Orite that was Haganai's final volume, right? Kewl
Not cool. It was terrible. As usual, Japanese can't write proper endings for shit.
 
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Hongu said:
HaXXspetten said:
Orite that was Haganai's final volume, right? Kewl
Not cool. It was terrible. As usual, Japanese can't write proper endings for shit.


Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
 
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oh my,what happen to SAO ? I remember time SAO would stay number 1 for like 4 weeks,not the case anymore I guess
 
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Hongu said:
HaXXspetten said:
Orite that was Haganai's final volume, right? Kewl
Not cool. It was terrible. As usual, Japanese can't write proper endings for shit.

Aren't the 11 volumes one big ass epilogue? :(
 
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Good to see Okitegami still hanging in there. It's just a matter of time SHAFT announces an anime adaptation. But hopefully Kizumonogatari will be released before that.
 
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metsujin said:
Hongu said:
Not cool. It was terrible. As usual, Japanese can't write proper endings for shit.


Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.

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Hongu said:
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Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.



Lmao that part had me dying, what kinda shit is that.
 
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Hongu said:
metsujin said:


Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.


FUCK..!!
 
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Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu actually ranked in the top 5 already? I just started reading it this week. Hmm...

Haganai is likely to get more adaptation in the future. Not a matter of if but rather when.
 
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I've just noticed that, unlike with manga, I'm not really not certain of which light novels are the most popular. I think Biblia, Haruhi and SAO (?) or Kagerou days make the top three. Anyone knows better?
 
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Agafin said:
I've just noticed that, unlike with manga, I'm not really not certain of which light novels are the most popular. I think Biblia, Haruhi and SAO (?) or Kagerou days make the top three. Anyone knows better?
well before today SAO was always number 1 whenever it came out for 5 or 4 weeks this the first that after its 3rd week it went down for something like SAO that not really good it should not lose to hidan no aria or Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai which its last vol is pretty bad yet it made first
 
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Hongu said:
HaXXspetten said:
Orite that was Haganai's final volume, right? Kewl
Not cool. It was terrible. As usual, Japanese can't write proper endings for shit.
I love how you're aiming this towards an entire race of people.
 
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Agafin said:
I've just noticed that, unlike with manga, I'm not really not certain of which light novels are the most popular. I think Biblia, Haruhi and SAO (?) or Kagerou days make the top three. Anyone knows better?


Biblia is not a light novel though... it's classified as bunko format only. Bunko format releases can also be light novels, but Oricon has a criteria to determine which ones classify as light novels.

I'd check the light novel DB thread:
http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=26308

kuuderes_shadow is handling for info on sales, although the releases here are not strictly all light novels.
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Hongu said:
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Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.


LOL wat. Hilarious.
 
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oh my,what happen to SAO ? I remember time SAO would stay number 1 for like 4 weeks,not the case anymore I guess


Think about what you are saying here. In no way is a release supposed to stay at a certain rank for a defined period of time. It all depends on the competition for a particular week...

To re-iterate, the rank doesn't matter it's the sales number. SAO dropping from #1 does not spell disaster, you have to compare its sales with previous volumes for a comparable number of weeks to properly judge whether a series is dying, selling as it should, or selling better than it usually does.
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Hongu said:
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Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.

WTF lolz. nice one. thanks god i am not prised this series since beginning. look like it will be big asspull ending with friends VS love with those soo many flags. my guessing right in different ways. i loled.
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Hongu said:
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Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..

Well, you asked for it.


I don't even. Strange ending, but I'd still like to see this animated.
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Hongu said:
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Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.



LOL...the same shit ending as sakuroso
better if anime original ending, or no adaptation at all like sakuroso
 
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*desperately ignores any and every post about Haganai's ending*

Series ranking
last week: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1421595#msg41861269
*1位 46,730部 Overlord
*2位 44,599部 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
*2位 24,432部 Sword Art Online
*4位 24,276部 Hidan no Aria
*5位 19,851部 Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
*6位 16,838部 NARUTO Hiden
*7位 16,553部 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*8位 16,068部 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*9位 12,888部 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
10位 12,343部 THE NEW GATE

Ejc said:
Agafin said:
I've just noticed that, unlike with manga, I'm not really not certain of which light novels are the most popular. I think Biblia, Haruhi and SAO (?) or Kagerou days make the top three. Anyone knows better?


Biblia is not a light novel though... it's classified as bunko format only. Bunko format releases can also be light novels, but Oricon has a criteria to determine which ones classify as light novels.

I'd check the light novel DB thread:
http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=26308

kuuderes_shadow is handling for info on sales, although the releases here are not strictly all light novels.


That thread hasn't been updated in a few weeks as I've been working on Thursdays, which is the day when I usually update it (including today). I'll try to get it up to date tomorrow instead but no guarantees - and I won't be able to update it next week either because I'll be away.

Scratch that. It's updated now. I'd forgotten that I had already updated the spreadsheet but just not done the thread.
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Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
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Its been forever since last new Haganai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou could use an anime boost right about now huh shaft?


okitegami kyouko drama airing this october.
maybe we get anime adaptation after all monogatari book is adapted into anime.
 
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Oh My Overlord! :O
The other volumes fell like rocks :'(
Hope the new reprints boosts all of them back into the rankings next week XD

12. *9,663 *93,969 Overlord Vol.1
14. *9,156 *80,927 Overlord Vol.2
16. *8,814 *74,574 Overlord Vol.3

Chaosmaster8753 said:
When does the next Overlord volume come out?

It should be in December.
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Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.

Lol that sounds absolutely terrible

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Well, you asked for it.

Lol that sounds absolutely terrible
How even. Wtf?
 
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I’ve only read the webnovel but how can something like Monster no Goshujinsama even appear on this list... Must’ve edited the hell out of this crap to turn it into something decent.
 
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SAO sold less then I expected to.

It seems overlord will hit 100k mark next week :)
 
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Can anyone give some haganai spoilers?
 
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Doomdoctor said:
Can anyone give some haganai spoilers?
He just posted a summary of the entire last volume in case you didn't notice..
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1424083#msg42007447

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HaXXspetten said:
Doomdoctor said:
Can anyone give some haganai spoilers?
He just posted a summary of the entire last volume in case you didn't notice..
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1424083#msg42007447

Sorry, didn't notice

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Hongu said:
Well, you asked for it.

WTF lolz. nice one. thanks god i am not prised this series since beginning. look like it will be big asspull ending with friends VS love with those soo many flags. my guessing right in different ways. i loled.


That looks severely disappointing
 
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Hongu said:
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Orite that was Haganai's final volume, right? Kewl
Not cool. It was terrible. As usual, Japanese can't write proper endings for shit.
what an ignorant comment , congrats
 
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HaXXspetten said:
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Well, you asked for it.

Lol that sounds absolutely terrible

Jesus fucking christ. I was hoping the summary of vol.9 was fake but reading this, all of it is true. Now I don't want an anime adaptation...
 
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wait, what? Boku wa tomodachi is 1st? what year is it?~!
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Haganai, SAO, Mahouka, Overlord. Oh yes
 
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Hongu said:
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Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.



wait wait wait. So the author already had the perfect setup between choosing between the childhood friend, and the family friend girl who's practically engaged to him already...and he fucking goes the Yukimura route?!?

That's...so bad. It's honestly so bad I'm at a loss for words.