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Dec 23, 2015 4:42 PM
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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for December 14 - 20

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

*1. 55,291 182,820 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
*2. 29,697 *29,697 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan
*3. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9
*4. 11,778 *46,624 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
*5. 11,608 *11,608 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
*6. 11,496 *11,496 Tokyo Ghoul "Jail"
*7. 10,894 *10,894 High School DxD DX Vol.2
*8. 10,841 *17,948 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.10
*9. 10,374 218,406 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
10. *9,023 *14,899 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 1

11. *8,950 *14,628 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 2
12. *6,987 *75,907 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.6
13. *6,452 *23,939 Ensemble Stars! Seishun no Kyousoukyoku
14. *6,332 *44,731 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
15. *5,916 *23,456 Ensemble Stars! Kakumeiji no Gaika
16. *5,816 **5,816 Away Deadlock Bangai-hen Vol.2
17. *5,757 119,620 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
18. *5,395 **5,395 Nonbiri VRMOO-ki Vol.3
19. *5,282 *97,757 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
20. *5,247 **5,247 Only Sense Online: Hakugin no Muse

21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4
22. *4,422 *82,127 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
23. *4,147 **4,674 Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee Vol.1
24. *3,721 **3,721 K: Ao no Jikenbo Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 55,291 182,820 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.04
11. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9
14. 11,608 *11,608 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
16. 10,894 *10,894 High School DxD DX Vol.2
17. 10,841 *17,948 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.10
19. *9,023 *14,899 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 1
20. *8,950 *14,628 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 2
36. *6,452 *23,939 Ensemble Stars! Seishun no Kyousoukyoku
41. *5,916 *23,456 Ensemble Stars! Kakumeiji no Gaika
43. *5,816 **5,816 Away Deadlock Bangai-hen Vol.2

50. *5,247 **5,247 Only Sense Online: Hakugin no Muse
(cut-off 5,247)


Book
*6. 29,697 *29,697 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan
41. 11,778 *46,624 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
44. 11,496 *11,496 Tokyo Ghoul "Jail"
49. 10,374 218,406 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
(cut-off 10,215)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *4,422 *82,127 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
17. *4,147 **4,674 Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee Vol.1
20. *3,721 **3,721 K: Ao no Jikenbo Vol.2
(cut-off 3,721)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Dec 23, 2015 4:44 PM
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*3. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9

It can break 30k next week.
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Dec 23, 2015 4:59 PM
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SAO, of all LNs, is #1?

That's not very progressive of you, Japan
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@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
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Dec 23, 2015 4:59 PM
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Grimgal's volume 7 goes on sale tomorrow, wonder how it'll do, probably won't even rank again lol, it'll probably have another volume by April or May at this rate, will be nice to see what boost it gets, if any.

I can also see Only Sense Online getting an anime by the end of next year.
Dec 23, 2015 5:09 PM
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Wooo Oreshura on number 8.

We made it up there.
Dec 23, 2015 5:21 PM
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Snow said:
1. 55,291 182,820 Sword Art Online: Progressive


YES! Comic_Sans can you see that? Oh man that is really great, what a great pleasure to see on christmas, LOve you japan.
Dec 23, 2015 5:38 PM
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Sasuga SAO.

Hope that the LN adaptations coming up this next year get a good boost.
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Dec 23, 2015 5:59 PM
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Comic_Sans said:
SAO, of all LNs, is #1?

That's not very progressive of you, Japan
have u read the novels to determine the NOVEL quality or ur just basing it off shitty fanbase and anime adaption?
Dec 23, 2015 6:07 PM
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Oh not bad, GATE made it to the top 10 this week. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry's sales probably were influenced by the anime airing. Wonder if it can break 30k soon.
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Snow said:

21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4

LOL
Go with the trend and profit XD

Oh Overlord where art thou? :'(
The author must be busy with all the anime novels that vol 10 has been pushed back :'(
Dec 23, 2015 7:16 PM
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Stark700 said:
Oh not bad, GATE made it to the top 10 this week. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry's sales probably were influenced by the anime airing. Wonder if it can break 30k soon.


It could also be influenced by what happens in Vol 9. I was worried people would drop Rakudai because of it. LOL
Dec 23, 2015 7:31 PM
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As predicted last week, Okitegami volume 5 is off to an amazing start! All 5 volumes made it in the list as well. GG Nisio.

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*3. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9

Happy news! Sell those LNs so we get a sequel!
Dec 23, 2015 8:28 PM

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oh lord please save japan..AMEN
Dec 23, 2015 8:30 PM

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*5. 11,608 *11,608 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14

XD Not bad! It's just 2 days though!!!
Dec 23, 2015 8:32 PM
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Comic_Sans said:
SAO, of all LNs, is #1?

That's not very progressive of you, Japan


Ofc
Dec 23, 2015 9:14 PM
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Nice to see DxD sold 10k, even though it's only a compilation of short stories.
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Comic_Sans said:
SAO, of all LNs, is #1?

That's not very progressive of you, Japan
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sup
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Rakudai! Yes! I hope it sells even more and that they make a second season.
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Series rankings:
*1位 57,266部 Sword Art Online Progressive
*2位 55,532部 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*3位 20,419部 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
*4位 19,828部 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
*5位 12,368部 Ensemble Stars
*6位 11,778部 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi
*7位 11,717部 Highschool DxD DX
*8位 11,608部 Tokyo Ravens
*9位 10,841部 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
10位 10,652部 Overlord
11位 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
12位 Sword Art Online
13位 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu
14位 Orange Novelisation
15位 Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
16位 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
17位 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari
18位 Monogatari Series
19位 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
20位 Nonbiri VRMMO-ki

Source: Oricon via oricon website, refugee-chan
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.
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Dec 24, 2015 12:37 AM

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Comic_Sans said:
SAO, of all LNs, is #1?

That's not very progressive of you, Japan

Did you have any alternative in mind then? x).
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ichii_1 said:
Snow said:

21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4

LOL
Go with the trend and profit XD


If you're referring to the similarity of the title to Kumo Desu ga Nani ka? I'd like to refer you to the fact that Kajishi predates Kumo by around 2.5 years
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Dec 24, 2015 1:06 AM

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kuuderes_shadow said:
ichii_1 said:

LOL
Go with the trend and profit XD


If you're referring to the similarity of the title to Kumo Desu ga Nani ka? I'd like to refer you to the fact that Kajishi predates Kumo by around 2.5 years

Not only that, but a Kajishi really have nothing to do with a spider lol :x
Dec 24, 2015 1:07 AM

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At least my enstars novels are doing well
Dec 24, 2015 1:54 AM

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Shinigami1992 said:
YES! Comic_Sans can you see that? Oh man that is really great, what a great pleasure to see on christmas, LOve you japan.
moodie said:
have u read the novels to determine the NOVEL quality or ur just basing it off shitty fanbase and anime adaption?
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Ofc
keimaconquesta said:

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Zefyris said:
Did you have any alternative in mind then? x).
Y do I have a feeling noone here understood my pun :(

@moodle Actually I've only read the novels (or well, some of them at least, I don't know how many chapters are out now) so I'm pretty sure I can determine the novel quality
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@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
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*6. 11,496 *11,496 Tokyo Ghoul "Jail"

That's nice. It's getting a large number of reprints due to high demand so curious to see how it'll do in the next few weeks.
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Comic_Sans said:
Zefyris said:
Did you have any alternative in mind then? x).
Y do I have a feeling noone here understood my pun :(


Why do I have a feeling you didn't understand Zefyris's pun?
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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kuuderes_shadow said:
Comic_Sans said:
Y do I have a feeling noone here understood my pun :(


Why do I have a feeling you didn't understand Zefyris's pun?

I don't know, but I've got the same feeling somehow here.
Dec 24, 2015 3:35 AM

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Zefyris said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


Why do I have a feeling you didn't understand Zefyris's pun?

I don't know, but I've got the same feeling somehow here.

Sorry I didn't know there was a SAO spin off called Alternative lol
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@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
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Dec 24, 2015 3:41 AM
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Does Oricon charts include LN digital sales or just physical copies?
Dec 24, 2015 4:18 AM

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^^ That face :O

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Does Oricon charts include LN digital sales or just physical copies?

Just physical copies
Dec 24, 2015 4:39 AM

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About the release rate of Sword Art Online Progressive:

I should probably come clean and admit that I don't think I can write more than one volume of Progressive a year. So if I cover two floors a year, when will I actually get to the seventy-fifth floor...? I am to scared to consider the possibilities!

Reki Kawahara - Source Sword Art Online Progressive volume 1 Afterword
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Okitegami domination this week.

*3. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9

Not a bad boost at all,might break the 30k

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Snow said:

21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4

LOL
Go with the trend and profit XD
lol If you mean that naming trend on Shousetsu(cause those series have nothing in common except reincarnation ) no idea when it started...2012 I guess? .There are a few of those. I only remember 1 more I think was called 'So I'm a Madman what about it?' Right,this one- 狂人ですが何か( kyoujin desu ga Nani ka)


21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4 This is Okeyish/decent imo, it's a crafting type of series.Although I'd say it needs more smithing and less bullshitting. If you don't think of the MC as a master blacksmith or smth its more enjoyable that way.Still fun but could've been better.


ichii_1 said:


Oh Overlord where art thou? :'(
The author must be busy with all the anime novels that vol 10 has been pushed back :'(

A very busy period of time indeed
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kuuderes_shadow said:
*3位 20,419部 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Source: Oricon via oricon website, refugee-chan


There we go, those are the sales that matter for another season, hopefully it keeps selling and the LN publisher thinks we need another booster season!
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*5. 11,608 *11,608 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
*7. 10,894 *10,894 High School DxD DX Vol.2

Good good, over 20k in 2 weeks for DxD DX when you take the LE into account which for a set of short stories is rather good. Tokyo Ravens still selling well is also fab to see.
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moodie said:
have u read the novels to determine the NOVEL quality or ur just basing it off shitty fanbase and anime adaption?

It's pretty bad in my opinion. I dropped it at volume 3 because its literally nothing but fanservice.


Same here. I felt like I was reading something from fanfiction.net until I realized that I was reading Baka-Tsuki Translated Novels.
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It&#039;s pretty bad in my opinion. I dropped it at volume 3 because its literally nothing but fanservice.
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Same here. I felt like I was reading something from fanfiction.net until I realized that I was reading Baka-Tsuki Translated Novels.


lol, I thought the same when I read sao first time on BT. I was like, "am I on ff?" kek xD
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Would love to see an anime adaptation of Okitegami soon as possible, besides it's selling wonderful, then why not?
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Would love to see an anime adaptation of Okitegami soon as possible, besides it's selling wonderful, then why not?
because it doesnt need an adaption because its selling so well because of the live action
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10位 10,652部 Overlord

The only thing that matters <3
Dec 25, 2015 10:35 AM

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Nice to see SAO:Progressive and Cavalry both doing great, even if I would wish Cavalry to do even better.
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moodie said:
Katsu-kun said:
Would love to see an anime adaptation of Okitegami soon as possible, besides it's selling wonderful, then why not?
because it doesnt need an adaption because its selling so well because of the live action


Oh right, there was that live action adaptation.. =_=
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Nice to see SAO:Progressive and Cavalry both doing great, even if I would wish Cavalry to do even better.


Hopefully we can get a second season of Rakudai.
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Shinigami1992 said:
YES! Comic_Sans can you see that? Oh man that is really great, what a great pleasure to see on christmas, LOve you japan.
moodie said:
have u read the novels to determine the NOVEL quality or ur just basing it off shitty fanbase and anime adaption?
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Ofc
keimaconquesta said:

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Zefyris said:
Did you have any alternative in mind then? x).
Y do I have a feeling noone here understood my pun :(

@moodle Actually I've only read the novels (or well, some of them at least, I don't know how many chapters are out now) so I'm pretty sure I can determine the novel quality

That's some stupid bs. You've read "some" and you think you have the right to shit on later novels? Besides, the one on this ranking is sword art online PROGRESSIVE which I'm pretty sure you haven't even read it. And for some reason I got the feeling you NEVER read SAO novels in general but claim to so that you don't sound stupid for judging it without base.
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@DracoConnie And you necroed an over two-year-old LN rankings thread to tell me this because?
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