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Sep 23, 2015 1:56 PM
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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for September 14 - 20

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

*1. 75,832 *97,521 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
*3. 23,661 *30,625 Toushin Ranbu Online: Novel & Illustration Anthology "Sakura"
*4. 15,414 106,337 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
*5. 13,953 *51,504 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.14
*6. 11,794 *15,773 Nourin Vol.11
*7. 10,278 *10,278 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.6
*8. *9,890 *58,301 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
*9. *9,402 *33,488 Eromanga-sensei Vol.5
10. *8,401 **8,401 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.11

11. *7,937 254,185 Sword Art Online Vol.16
12. *7,502 **7,502 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.3
13. *7,045 **9,386 Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi Vol.12 "Megami no Keikoku"
14. *6,863 **6,863 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.6
15. *6,652 *11,181 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
16. *6,472 **6,472 World Teacher Vol.1
17. *6,442 **8,080 Soukai Genyuuden Vol.14 "Koibito wa Ikkitousen!"
18. *6,357 **6,357 Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Azuchi Nikki Vol.1
19. *6,242 *38,937 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"
20. *6,206 120,376 Overlord Vol.1

21. *6,087 100,307 Overlord Vol.3
22. *5,955 **5,955 Daidensetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.16
23. *5,800 **5,800 Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi Vol.2
24. *5,622 *71,197 Overlord Vol.4
25. *5,606 *83,561 Overlord Vol.5
26. *5,511 **5,511 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.2
27. *5,444 *77,727 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
28. *5,306 104,622 Overlord Vol.2
29. *5,265 **5,265 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.15
30. *5,210 **5,210 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.9

31. *5,189 *78,570 Overlord Vol.8
32. *5,101 *78,897 Overlord Vol.9
33. *5,083 *64,258 Overlord Vol.6
34. *4,833 **4,833 Marginal Operation: Kuuhaku no Ichinen Vol.1
35. *4,749 **4,749 Hatsukoi Dramatic
36. *4,734 *75,093 Overlord Vol.7

Separated by Specific Ranking

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*1. 75,832 *97,521 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
*5. 23,661 *30,625 Toushin Ranbu Online: Novel & Illustration Anthology "Sakura"
10. 13,953 *51,504 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.14
13. 11,794 *15,773 Nourin Vol.11
18. *9,402 *33,488 Eromanga-sensei Vol.5
19. *8,401 **8,401 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.11
20. *7,937 254,185 Sword Art Online Vol.16
24. *7,502 **7,502 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.3
27. *7,045 **9,386 Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi Vol.12 "Megami no Keikoku"
32. *6,652 *11,181 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.

33. *6,472 **6,472 World Teacher Vol.1
35. *6,442 **8,080 Soukai Genyuuden Vol.14 "Koibito wa Ikkitousen!"
36. *6,357 **6,357 Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Azuchi Nikki Vol.1
38. *5,955 **5,955 Daidensetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.16
41. *5,511 **5,511 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.2
42. *5,444 *77,727 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
44. *5,265 **5,265 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.15
45. *5,210 **5,210 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.9
48. *4,749 **4,749 Hatsukoi Dramatic
(cut-off 4,634)


Book
*4. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
*9. 15,414 106,337 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
16. 10,278 *10,278 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.6
17. *9,890 *58,301 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
30. *6,863 **6,863 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.6
38. *6,242 *38,937 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"
40. *6,206 120,376 Overlord Vol.1
41. *6,087 100,307 Overlord Vol.3
45. *5,800 **5,800 Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi Vol.2
46. *5,622 *71,197 Overlord Vol.4

48. *5,606 *83,561 Overlord Vol.5
(cut-off 5,513)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *5,306 104,622 Overlord Vol.2
16. *5,189 *78,570 Overlord Vol.8
17. *5,101 *78,897 Overlord Vol.9
18. *5,083 *64,258 Overlord Vol.6
19. *4,833 **4,833 Marginal Operation: Kuuhaku no Ichinen Vol.1
20. *4,734 *75,093 Overlord Vol.7
(cut-off 4,734)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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myanimelistllcFeb 11, 2016 5:03 PM
Sep 23, 2015 2:00 PM
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Oh wow. DanMachi is selling good.
Sep 23, 2015 2:02 PM
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Lots of Overlord, as usual. Glad to see Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi on the list though. This series needs more recognition.

Sep 23, 2015 2:06 PM
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Not surprised by the still-overwhelming presence of Overlord.
No one hates anime more than anime fans.




Sep 23, 2015 2:08 PM
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So what LN got the largest anime boost this year, Danmachi or Overlord?
5 main aspects I base my ratings on:
1. Did DramaEnthusiast make a thread about it?
2. Is it better than Breaking Bad?
3. Did MellowJello recommend the shit out of it?
4. Has it caused a (very entertaining) shitstorm on MAL?
5. Is it actually good?

Scratch the fifth point, it's not very relevant...
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16. *6,472 **6,472 World Teacher Vol.1

That sounds really interesting to me. Would like to read it some day, hope someone picks it up.

Eromanga sensei still going strong, anime announcement in the future I hope. Nourin getting much better sales this week, happy about that.

45. *5,210 **5,210 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.9

Expecting/hoping for a big boost when the anime starts airing. Counting down the days.
Sep 23, 2015 2:16 PM
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*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

I don't understand why this is listed in the LN section. Most of it is illustrations and drafts for the anime.
Sep 23, 2015 2:22 PM
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Glad to see DanMachi selling well!
Sep 23, 2015 2:27 PM
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Not surprised by DanMachi's sale figures...

Glad to see that Hataraku Maou-sama! is still popular on the list.
Sep 23, 2015 2:34 PM

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GOOD <3
Ahh such magnificence, always makes my day at bit more supreme :'(

20. *6,206 120,376 Overlord Vol.1
21. *6,087 100,307 Overlord Vol.3
24. *5,622 *71,197 Overlord Vol.4
25. *5,606 *83,561 Overlord Vol.5
28. *5,306 104,622 Overlord Vol.2
31. *5,189 *78,570 Overlord Vol.8
32. *5,101 *78,897 Overlord Vol.9
33. *5,083 *64,258 Overlord Vol.6
36. *4,734 *75,093 Overlord Vol.7

Also it topped 2 million in print about last week.
so I think there will be a slight boost again next week XD

If this doesn't get more anime sequels I'll make a petition to fire whoever in charge of the anime side :(
Sep 23, 2015 2:38 PM
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thebrentinator24 said:
Not surprised by the still-overwhelming presence of Overlord.

20. *6,206 120,376 Overlord Vol.1
21. *6,087 100,307 Overlord Vol.3
24. *5,622 *71,197 Overlord Vol.4
25. *5,606 *83,561 Overlord Vol.5
28. *5,306 104,622 Overlord Vol.2
31. *5,189 *78,570 Overlord Vol.8
32. *5,101 *78,897 Overlord Vol.9
33. *5,083 *64,258 Overlord Vol.6
36. *4,734 *75,093 Overlord Vol.7

Yeah I think it's going to be even higher in the upcomming week and with the end of the anime. The Blurays are expected to sell well too.

Hope this makes Maruyama consider taking a break from his/her office work despite getting promoted(the boss must be an Overlord fan) and churn out more volumes.

ichii_1 said:
GOOD <3
If this doesn't get more anime sequels I'll make a petition to fire whoever in charge of the anime side :(
Go to Nippon and sue Badhouse for moral damages :P
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Isn't it touken ranbu not toushin ranbu?
Sep 23, 2015 3:00 PM

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mayukachan said:
Isn't it touken ranbu not toushin ranbu?

It is touken ranbu, indeed.
Sep 23, 2015 5:06 PM
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Why are Machine Doll and Asterisk on the list? They are supposed to be released on the 25th.
Sep 23, 2015 5:36 PM

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that world teacher.... i need moar of that
Sep 23, 2015 5:38 PM

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This screams of a Maou-sama S2. Make it happen!
Sep 23, 2015 5:45 PM

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A bit surprised by DanMachi sales. Still as expected, though.
It's time you look inward and begin asking yourself the big question, "Who are you, and what do you want?" - Uncle Iroh
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*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

OMG....
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With the number of advertising it get I think Asterisk will be the one that get boosted the most next season.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
Sep 23, 2015 6:08 PM

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Hataraku Maou-sama S2 is close now. but still far away.
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Maou-sama still hanging in there. Really nice to see that.
Big Order (TV):great anime or greatest anime?
Sep 23, 2015 6:19 PM
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Z4k said:
*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

I don't understand why this is listed in the LN section. Most of it is illustrations and drafts for the anime.


why you hating on the anime? toei gave job to everyone unlike mad house
Sep 23, 2015 6:34 PM

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Agafin said:
geralt said:
So what LN got the largest anime boost this year, Danmachi or Overlord?
Danmachi, in absolute terms.

Danmachi had higher sales to start with so the boost gap isn't as big as it seems.
And overlord is not done with it's boost either.
Sep 23, 2015 8:34 PM

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Yes Danmachi.

Ainz sama banzai!
But it's important to remember that a movie review is subjective;it only gives you one person's opinion.

http://www.classzone.com/books/lnetwork_gr08/page_build.cfm?content=analyz_media&ch=30

It doesn't matter if you like LoGH,Monster etc.If you are a jobless or college/school dropout living in your mom basement, you are still an unintelligent loser. Taste in anime does not make you a better person.If elitist don't exist, casual pleb and shit taste also don't exist.
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AP24 said:
Why are Machine Doll and Asterisk on the list? They are supposed to be released on the 25th.


They were released early on September 18 at some other retailers. The 2ch light novel thread highlights these cases for every single week, so it is definitely much more informative than the MAL thread. 2ch thread actually inserts the additional data such as the last week rank, actual release date and days since release on top of the available Oricon data.

Example

Rank / Last week rank / Weeks charted / Weekly sales / Cumulative sales / Release Date / Days since release / Title
44位 **位 *1回 **5,265部 **5,265部 15/09/18 ***3日 機巧少女は傷つかない 15 Facing "Machine doll I"  *早売り2.5日(6.5日)
45位 **位 *1回 **5,210部 **5,210部 15/09/18 ***3日 学戦都市アスタリスク 09 悠日戦啾  *早売り2.5日(6.5日)
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UnderRatedAsHole said:
Z4k said:
*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

I don't understand why this is listed in the LN section. Most of it is illustrations and drafts for the anime.


why you hating on the anime? toei gave job to everyone unlike mad house

Lol I'm not hating on it. I meant it should be listed in the manga section since most of it is the draft and the ending art illustration of season
Sep 23, 2015 9:26 PM

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Still waiting for that mao-sama 2
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ichii_1 said:
Agafin said:
Danmachi, in absolute terms.

Danmachi had higher sales to start with so the boost gap isn't as big as it seems.
And overlord is not done with it's boost either.


Yeah I know, that's why I said "in absolute terms." If we have to look at it from a relative stance:

Right before the anime:
Danmachi vol. 1: 83,086
Overlord vol. 1: 36,725

After 11 weeks:
Danmachi vol. 1: 182,894
Overlord vol. 1: 120,376

Danmachi incread by 120% (+99,808) while Overlord increased by 228% (+83,651) and it seems like Overlord will still be on the list this week and the week after while Danmachi totally left the list after this number of weeks.
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wow...Danmachi and Overlord...nearly with the same RPG like theme....
only that Danmachi isn't so OP and more adventurous....and Overlord-->feel the power!
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Series rankings:
*1位 83,729部 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*2位 50,207部 Overlord
*3位 23,661部 Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Novel and Illustration Anthology ~Sakura~
*4位 18,126部 Kuroko no Basket -Replace-
*5位 14,777部 Hataraku Maou-sama!
*6位 14,340部 Sword Art Online
*7位 12,488部 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
*8位 11,794部 Nourin
*9位 11,192部 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
10位 10,571部 Eromanga-Sensei

last week: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1428846#msg42224515
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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Sep 24, 2015 12:14 AM

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i think upto now the devil is a part timer has sold more than enough to get it's season 2....common now announce s2 and all hail Lord Ainz once again
Sep 24, 2015 2:12 AM

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POS rankings:

Overlord:
*87位 オーバーロード1 不死者の王
122位 オーバーロード2 漆黒の戦士
106位 オーバーロード3 鮮血の戦乙女
117位 オーバーロード4 蜥蜴人の勇者たち
113位 オーバーロード5 王国の漢たち [上]
149位 オーバーロード6 王国の漢たち [下]
234位 オーバーロード7 大墳墓の侵入者
210位 オーバーロード8 二人の指導者
233位 オーバーロード9 破軍の魔法詠唱者

Rokka no Yuusha:
400位 六花の勇者
492位 六花の勇者2

Gate:
416位 ゲート1 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
494位 ゲート1 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
362位 ゲート2 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
373位 ゲート2 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
396位 ゲート3 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
423位 ゲート3 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
467位 ゲート4 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
470位 ゲート4 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
496位 ゲート5 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈冥門編〉

ShimoSeka:
272位 下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界10 (NEW release)
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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UnderRatedAsHole said:
Z4k said:
*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

I don't understand why this is listed in the LN section. Most of it is illustrations and drafts for the anime.


why you hating on the anime? toei gave job to everyone unlike mad house

Why do you even bring up these two studios? Neither Toei nor Madhouse were involved in the production of Tokyo Ghoul.

It's a Pierrot show.
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So DanMachi and Overlord season 2 coming sooner or later?? I HOPE

I'm glad these are selling really well, now if only Overlord would come out here I'd be happy to buy it all up as I am doing with everything else.
Cool to see SAO selling a crap ton, wonder when we will hear news about season 3 of that..

Damn Rokka is so low, come on..This is such a good anime
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How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?
Sep 24, 2015 10:43 AM

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Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?

It's the exact same reason for why stuff like one piece/bleach and others stuff like that usually sells more than most other stuff in the manga section. So the answer is "never". The highest selling books are supporting the industry and allow more "niche" novels to be published.
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Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?
Take a course in market trends for your answer
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Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?


Given that we're almost certainly talking <10% of light novels between those two things...

...and one glance at the rankings would show that the vast majority of things on there don't conform to either of those either...

...why are you even asking?
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b00m666 said:
Still waiting for that mao-sama 2

Same here.
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Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?

Aye sorry that overlord sells more than your shtty unknown series XD
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Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?


The series overlord you see on the list is just one light novel. You can't add them up, it is one light novel not more, hope you learn from that mistake^^
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ichii_1 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?

Aye sorry that overlord sells more than your shtty unknown series XD

lol

Even after so much time, still lol
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Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?
Many of the translated LN and WN right now have either reincarnation setting or sent to a game world setting. Well it's most likely because most of the translator like those kind of thing.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
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More confirmation that OVERLORD has 2 million in print XD
Aye, hope for another boost next week :)

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