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May 25, 2016 2:12 PM
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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for May 16 - 22

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

*1. 38,449 *77,172 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
*2. 37,900 *37,900 Arslan Senki Vol.15 "Senki Futou"
*3. 24,520 *24,520 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.6
*4. 20,812 104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*5. 16,673 *16,673 Date A Live: Encore Vol.5
*6. 11,341 *11,341 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.15
*7. 10,859 *10,859 Only Sense Online Vol.9
*8. *7,817 *47,403 Strike the Blood Vol.15
*9. *7,665 *44,813 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
10. *7,406 *19,074 Goblin Slayer Vol.2

11. *6,966 *64,490 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
12. *6,696 *30,131 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
13. *6,650 *99,295 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
14. *6,338 261,951 Sword Art Online Vol.17
15. *5,953 *73,979 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
16. *5,720 *51,725 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
17. *5,416 **5,416 Grancrest Senki Vol.7
18. *5,321 *10,497 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.1
19. *5,164 **5,164 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.5
20. *5,073 **5,073 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.10

21. *4,944 *39,569 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
22. *4,775 *44,490 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
23. *4,716 *24,002 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10 Limited Edition
24. *4,469 *24,124 Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
25. *4,311 **4,311 Granblue Fantasy: Members Fate
26. *4,165 *36,272 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6
27. *3,496 **3,496 Koutei wa Mikohime ni Oboreru
28. *3,105 *45,412 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
29. *2,996 **2,996 Mundane Hurt
30. *2,927 **2,927 Majo no Ketsuzoku: Original Witch

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*2. 38,449 *77,172 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
*5. 20,812 104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*9. 16,673 *16,673 Date A Live: Encore Vol.5
14. 11,341 *11,341 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.15
15. 10,859 *10,859 Only Sense Online Vol.9
21. *7,817 *47,403 Strike the Blood Vol.15
22. *7,665 *44,813 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
23. *7,406 *19,074 Goblin Slayer! Vol.2
24. *6,966 *64,490 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
25. *6,650 *99,295 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1

27. *6,338 261,951 Sword Art Online Vol.17
31. *5,953 *73,979 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
34. *5,720 *51,725 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
36. *5,416 **5,416 Grancrest Senki Vol.7
40. *4,775 *44,490 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
43. *4,716 *24,002 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10 Limited Edition
45. *4,469 *24,124 Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
48. *4,311 **4,311 Granblue Fantasy: Members Fate
50. *4,165 *36,272 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6
(cut-off 4,165)


Book
*2. 37,900 *37,900 Arslan Senki Vol.15 "Senki Futou"
*3. 24,520 *24,520 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.6
12. 10,074 *10,074 Diamond no Ace Official Fanbook: 18.44m no Kizuna
30. *6,696 *30,131 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
38. *5,321 *10,497 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.1
44. *5,073 **5,073 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.10
50. *4,944 *39,569 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
(cut-off 4,944)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *3,496 **3,496 Koutei wa Mikohime ni Oboreru
16. *3,105 *45,412 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
17. *2,996 **2,996 Mundane Hurt
19. *2,927 **2,927 Majo no Ketsuzoku: Original Witch
(cut-off 2,893)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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May 25, 2016 2:14 PM

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ReZero still getting quite the decent boost lately. Happy to see Arslan Senki doing well too.
 
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May 25, 2016 2:17 PM

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Re:Zero needs to sell more and more. I hope the later volumes also start making it to the list as I've heard they are not selling as well.
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May 25, 2016 2:19 PM

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Re:Zero boost is getting stronger by the week. When it first started airing Vol #1 had 57k sales and now its about to break 100k with little signs of slowing.
 
 
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You can literally see how people buy Re:Zero's volumes depending on where the anime is right now with Volume 3 being the best sold volume.

Overall a solid boost again, seems like episode 7 did it's job well. Volume 1 is almost breaking the 100k mark too.

Dungeon still selling well wow.
 
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May 25, 2016 2:21 PM

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CG-Silver said:
Re:Zero needs to sell more and more. I hope the later volumes also start making it to the list as I've heard they are not selling as well.


It seems like people read alongside the anime so maybe that's the reason why later volume are not selling as well as the first ones. I think once we hit the second cour ( volume 4-9 ) these volumes start to sell way more :)
 
 
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Fappa said:
CG-Silver said:
Re:Zero needs to sell more and more. I hope the later volumes also start making it to the list as I've heard they are not selling as well.


It seems like people read alongside the anime so maybe that's the reason why later volume are not selling as well as the first ones. I think once we hit the second cour ( volume 4-9 ) these volumes start to sell way more :)

I hope so. I've heard the later volumes don't sell as well as the first ones because of the torture/violence themes which the Japanese people don't like. Atleast up-until the completion of third arc, I hope the sales continue the same trend as now :)
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May 25, 2016 2:26 PM

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*1. 38,449 *77,172 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
23. *4,716 *24,002 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10 Limited Edition

dayum danmachi is really selling nicely cmon give us the 2nd season maybe after the spinoff will air which i also cant wait to watch, finnaly some more of Aiz :))
 
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May 25, 2016 2:39 PM

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Re zero the boost continues even though its probably not going to reach Konosuba standards but it will prob last longer since the series is a 25 epi.

A little birdie told me that this Danmachi volume is getting quite the negative reception in JP not sure if completely true

Read the first chapter of the manga of Goblin Slayer pretty dark start
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May 25, 2016 2:52 PM
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Saikyou Series still STRONG!

Okitegami returns to the game as well with a dazzling cover. Recent volume hinted a little more to the odd theory of two of NisiOisiN characters being the same. Now, to what extent is he trolling?


 
May 25, 2016 3:03 PM

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ColdBreeze said:
Nice boost again. Last week was a bit week.

I hope the BR/DVD sell well after release. They can't stop right there.
A second season is needed.


Actually last week it was still better than week 4 and the previous ones. Week 5 simply gave it such a big boost ( 37% ) that week 6's minor decrease felt like it was weak. But hey this week it once again got a big boost Yay! It almost seems like it keeps a high standard and overcomes a "hurdle" which results in a sudden boost. It's actually interesting to look at :D

And yes it is ( adapting only about 15% of the story is nowhere near enough :/ )
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May 25, 2016 3:07 PM

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Re:Zero's boost is still there which makes me happy.
 
 
May 25, 2016 3:14 PM

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Fappa said:
ColdBreeze said:
Nice boost again. Last week was a bit week.

I hope the BR/DVD sell well after release. They can't stop right there.
A second season is needed.


Actually last week it was still better than week 4 and the previous ones. Week 5 simply gave it such a big boost ( 37% ) that week 6's minor decrease felt like it was weak. But hey this week it once again got a big boost Yay! It almost seems like it keeps a high standard and overcomes a "hurdle" which results in a sudden boost. It's actually interesting to look at :D

And yes it is ( adapting only about 15% of the story is nowhere near enough :/ )


Week 5 was Golden Week so it is the highest selling week so the drop in week 6 was normal.

Also Anime will most likely cover all LN volumes(the 3 arcs) out so a second season will take time.
 
May 25, 2016 3:23 PM

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harkan said:

Week 5 was Golden Week so it is the highest selling week so the drop in week 6 was normal.

Also Anime will most likely cover all LN volumes(the 3 arcs) out so a second season will take time.


Oh damn you're absolutely right, my bad.

Yep all the way up to volume 9 which will release while the anime is airing. Give it around 1 1/2 years and we should have enough volumes ( entirety of arc 4 ) :)!
 
May 25, 2016 3:31 PM

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I'm so glad for DanMachi and Arslan Senki !
 
May 25, 2016 3:34 PM

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ColdBreeze said:
That's the question though. Nobody is really sure about how far they will/can adapt it with this pace (which is good btw).

If they adapt all the avaiable LN's it would have a faster pace, that's sure.


Arc 3 has close to double the number of chapters that arc 2 has ( while the length of a chapter generally is the same ) so we're completely fine with adapting the whole thing.

Arc 2: ~45 chapters in 7 episodes
Arc 3: ~85 chapters which would be adapted in about 15 episodes

A perfect fit :D
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May 25, 2016 3:53 PM

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Hm now that sounds promising. It looks really possible even without having a faster pacing(or at least too fast) and to stop halfway wouldn't make much sense tbh. So WhiteFox has to do it, I guess? :D

And I can't wait to see the influence of arc 3 here on MAL (reactions and score) and/or Reddit.


Yeah arc 3 has 3 times more volumes than arc 2 but only about 2 times more chapters. This means that the chapters are more wide spread for the third arc. That's where the early impression that there is no way they can adapt it without rushing comes from. But once you look deeper into the actual content size it all becomes clearer that they actually can pull that off easily :)

Oh yes. Here on MAL, Reddit but especially on the sales. Considering that arc 1+2 is the warm up, I can't wait to see what impact certain scenes in arc 3 have on the sale numbers :)
 
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Weekly light novel top 10

*1 46,733 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*2 41,734 Re: Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu
*3 38,725 Arslan Senki
*4 26,126 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*5 20,812 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*6 16,673 Date a Live: Encore
*7 12,455 Sword Art Online
*8 12,178 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*9 11,522 Oda Nobuna no Yabou
10 11,033 Only Sense Online

Re: Zero's great boost continues and DanMachi is looking really good this long after the anime. nisioisin and VOFAN still on the board.

KonoSuba finally tapering off.
 
May 25, 2016 5:08 PM

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Nice, but that start makes it less likely to get an anime, guess they can just gloss it over or skip it no, big deal.
10. *7,406 *19,074 Goblin Slayer Vol.2

Jesus Christ, wasn't expecting that.
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30. *2,927 **2,927 Majo no Ketsuzoku: Original Witch
 
 
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I want a S2 of DanMachi so bad. Glad it's still chart topping for a second week. Hopefully it will chart top next week as well, still excited for the spin-off anime but I need some more Bell x Hestia in my life.
 
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Myyy myyy Re:Zero, good job! I'm surprised to see Only Sense Online there.
No more KONOSUBA though :(
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May 25, 2016 8:29 PM

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Fappa said:
ColdBreeze said:
That's the question though. Nobody is really sure about how far they will/can adapt it with this pace (which is good btw).

If they adapt all the avaiable LN's it would have a faster pace, that's sure.


Arc 3 has close to double the number of chapters that arc 2 has ( while the length of a chapter generally is the same ) so we're completely fine with adapting the whole thing.

Arc 2: ~45 chapters in 7 episodes
Arc 3: ~85 chapters which would be adapted in about 15 episodes

A perfect fit :D


If you don't mind me asking, how do the length of the arcs compare in the LN version for what's out so far? Unless you're talking about the LN after all, since I'm assuming that you're comparing the WN version? ^^;
 
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I was hoping Re:Zero vol 1 could reach 100k this week, i gues next week will be.
 
 
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POS (bunko) ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Re:Zero:
*32位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*38位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
*29位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
*39位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
*46位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
233位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
*49位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
361位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
*55位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
383位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
*68位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8

Netoge:
297位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
388位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.2
377位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.3
396位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.4
485位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.5
491位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.6
490位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.7
348位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.10

Bungou Stray Dogs:
*71位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
*87位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
101位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話

Continuing from last season:

KonoSuba:
188位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
201位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!2 中二病でも魔女がしたい!
204位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!3 よんでますよ、ダクネスさん。
182位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!4 鈍ら四重奏 ~ナマクラカルテット~
287位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を! めぐみんのターン
177位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!5 爆裂紅魔にレッツ&ゴー!!
364位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を!2 ゆんゆんのターン
212位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
411位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を!3 ふたりは最強!のターン
224位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
219位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!8 アクシズ教団VSエリス教団
291位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この仮面の悪魔に相談を!

Grimgar:
466位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.8 そして僕らは明日を待つ

(Source: POS via book-rank.net)


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Series ranking from Oricon website:
1. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
2. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
3. Boukyaku Tantei Series
4. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
5. Date A Live Encore
6. Sword Art Online
7. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
8. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban
9. Only Sense Online -Only Sense Online-
10. Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
11. FATE/STRANGE FAKE
12. Bungou Stray Dogs
13. Goblin Slayer
14. Strike the Blood
15. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
16. Saikyou Series
17. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
18. Grancrest Senki
19. Granblue Fantasy Novelisation
20. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Ii yo ne!

Source: Oricon website
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May 26, 2016 2:51 AM

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A good bonus for Re:Zero, but it's kinda sad to see volume 6-9 total sales is "low" compared to volume 1. That just shows how much people either go read the WN or dropped the series. I'm hoping it's just that people don't want to get spoiled instead of dropping it.

Also, DAL Encore 5 sells 16k wow. Not bad for a spin-off novel without Kotori's illustration (salty :3)

Though congrats on the 5th anniversary Date A Live! The "If situation" on Dragon Magazine issue is totally cute. At least there's a Kotori illustration there :3

 
 
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If you don't mind me asking, how do the length of the arcs compare in the LN version for what's out so far? Unless you're talking about the LN after all, since I'm assuming that you're comparing the WN version? ^^;

I'm talking about the LN version since it almost covers the entire third arc :).
 
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Glad to see Danmachi taking first place, and look at ReZero going
"At some point, I stopped hoping."
 
May 26, 2016 4:37 PM

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Fappa said:
Urcanpy said:

If you don't mind me asking, how do the length of the arcs compare in the LN version for what's out so far? Unless you're talking about the LN after all, since I'm assuming that you're comparing the WN version? ^^;

I'm talking about the LN version since it almost covers the entire third arc :).


Ahh alright, thanks ^_^ I had a look at the WN chapter numbers which were pretty similar, so I thought maybe you were comparing that instead. I can only hope that the rest of the adaptation goes well, though I've just had too many disappointments that it's hard not to doubt that. But it's evident that the staff are putting a lot of effort into the project. I'm hoping that the nature of the content itself allows them to animate all of the third arc without the feeling of rushing.
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May 27, 2016 9:28 AM
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Waiting for the 2016 first-half rankings to come out early June.
 
May 27, 2016 11:58 AM

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Mahouka and Strike the Blood on top 10?
That's a damn great news to know!
Now I really want both of them to have a 2 cour sequel!
Haters always gonna hate.
 
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