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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 15 - 21

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

*1. 53,810 203,238 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*2. 42,126 259,616 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 19,304 *37,913 Bannou Kanteishi Q: Munch no Sakebi
*4. 17,547 *67,671 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
*5. *8,880 *94,224 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
*6. *7,405 *46,405 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
*7. *7,222 *30,487 Eromanga-sensei Vol.7
*8. *5,739 *13,501 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.2
*9. *5,456 *36,147 One Piece Film Gold
10. *5,115 *11,217 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)

11. *4,594 **4,594 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.4
12. *4,253 **4,253 Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons Vol.18
13. *4,232 *47,532 Kotonoha no Niwa
14. *4,223 **7,347 6-nen 1-kumi Kuro Majo-san ga Tooru!! Vol.1
15. *4,205 163,871 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
16. *4,195 **4,195 Tough 3: Borderline
17. *4,080 *38,725 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
18. *3,809 **9,216 1% Vol.4
19. *3,736 305,081 Sword Art Online Vol.17
20. *3,608 **5,542 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.1

21. *3,559 126,448 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
22. *3,009 **3,009 Hanayome wa Ai no Houseki

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*1. 53,810 203,238 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*2. 42,126 259,616 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. 19,304 *37,913 Bannou Kanteishi Q: Munch no Sakebi
10. 17,547 *67,671 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
21. *7,222 *30,487 Eromanga-sensei Vol.7
37. *4,594 **4,594 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.4
45. *4,253 **4,253 Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons Vol.18
46. *4,232 *47,532 Kotonoha no Niwa
49. *4,205 163,871 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
(cut-off 4,192)


Book
20. *8,880 *94,224 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
25. *7,405 *46,405 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
42. *5,739 *13,501 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.2
44. *5,456 *36,147 One Piece Film Gold
(cut-off 5,152)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,195 **4,195 Tough 3: Borderline
13. *3,608 **5,542 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.1
19. *3,009 **3,009 Hanayome wa Ai no Houseki
(cut-off 2,965)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Aug 25, 2016 6:31 AM

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Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*3. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. Overlord
*7. Monogatari Series
*8. Eromanga-sensei
*9. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
10. Naruto -Naruto- Konoha Shinden
11. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
12. ONE PIECE FILM GOLD Novelisation
13. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
14. Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons
15. Tokyo Ravens Tanhenshuu
16. No Game No Life
17. Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
18. Byousoku 5 Centimetre Novelisation
19. Ensemble Stars! Novelisation
20. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

Lots of unexpected stuff at the bottom of those rankings...

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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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Aug 25, 2016 6:46 AM

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That Kimi no Na Wa just keeps on going. You would think the movie is going to do fantastic.
 
 
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Aug 25, 2016 7:02 AM

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Kimi no Na wa so good even the previous movies' novels manage to rank.
 
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Looks like SAO vol18 sold 30k more then Vol17 in two weeks.

Kimi no na wa sales are ridiculous. It sells more and more each week.
Both Garden of words and 5cm/s are also on the list, to compare the sales to Kimi no nawa is just not fair, lol
 
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I still can't believe that the Alicazation arc is not the last arc for SAO and it will go beyond what the web novel was ever written. I guess it proved to popular to call it a quits yet.

I am expecting a s3 announcement sometime next year after the new movie comes out.

Re:zero is still selling and its reception is growing stronger..just got a game adaption announced too.
 
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Man the boost for SAO is unbelievable, I guess that till year-end the 300K knocked will...xD

Even if Tokyo Ravens with 4,5K not so good sells like expected, I wish nevertheless a continuation for the anime...>.<!
 
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Another 10K for ol, good stuff.

Series rankings
*6. Overlord
 
 
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Aug 25, 2016 8:15 AM
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As I expected, Index sales are getting lower and lower each volume... this volume won't reach the 100k sales at this rate .... I guess people are getting fed up of these recent arcs...
 
Aug 25, 2016 8:23 AM

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Yeahh boyy SAO #1. Japs still have shit taste.

Kimi no Na wa was a surprise. Hopefully the movie is good and not 2deep4u shinkai.
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Aug 25, 2016 8:23 AM

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Monogatari is almost at 100k, Nice.
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Aug 25, 2016 8:45 AM
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Isn't this supposed to say Vol.3 since Musubimono is the 4th novel in the Off Season?
 
Aug 25, 2016 9:29 AM

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Kin088 said:
As I expected, Index sales are getting lower and lower each volume... this volume won't reach the 100k sales at this rate .... I guess people are getting fed up of these recent arcs...


Last volume only hit 91k after a month and a half, and the last time a volume to hit 100k whilst still in the weekly rankings was volume 13. So you're a bit late with that.
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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Aug 25, 2016 9:33 AM

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this is proof that SAO >> many other LN out there. well done SAO, S3 can't come soon enough.
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AntwanMantilla said:


Isn't this supposed to say Vol.3 since Musubimono is the 4th novel in the Off Season?
Yes, Nademonogatari is the 3rd volume of Off Season after Orokamonogatari and Wazamonogatari. Musubimonogatari will be the 4th.
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Aug 25, 2016 10:12 AM
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Kin088 said:
As I expected, Index sales are getting lower and lower each volume... this volume won't reach the 100k sales at this rate .... I guess people are getting fed up of these recent arcs...

Actually the nips are very pleased with NT16 and its developments. Most think its the best in the last few years, the problem is that the series is getting old, literally. A new anime is the only way to bring in more sales at this point.
 
Aug 25, 2016 10:39 AM

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Trivia:

This week, Re:Zero volume 1 overtook the first volumes of both overlord and danmachi to become the biggest anime boost on the weekly sales for a single volume since No Game No Life in Spring 2014.
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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Aug 25, 2016 11:02 AM

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I'm not surprised by Index's trend, hope the next volume will be more.

Definitely more interested in Kimi no Na wa now.
 
Aug 25, 2016 11:04 AM

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Other bunko ranking item that may be of interest:
11位 *15,672部 *79,701部 Eiga Novelisation Aozora Yell

Currently working through my spreadsheet. Should have the LNDB thread updated for the first time in far too long by the end of today. edit: this is now done.

book-rank doesn't have pos ranks up yet and I'm too lazy/tired/busy (delete as appropriate) to go through the shoseki list right now so I'll post that on here when book-rank has them up.
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Aug 25, 2016 11:17 AM

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Damn quite a boost for SAO.
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Aug 25, 2016 11:30 AM

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SAO wrecking dem charts, nice.
I honestly wanna read it just for the lolz
Too bad the animu was just freaking boring :/
 
Aug 25, 2016 12:28 PM

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How good is the Sword Art Novel compared to the anime, wasn't really a fan of the anime.
 
 
Aug 25, 2016 12:49 PM
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Even if Tokyo Ravens with 4,5K not so good sells like expected, I wish nevertheless a continuation for the anime...>.<!

These are just the EX volumes, basically side stories. The main series sells much more, last volume (14) sold 43,035 as of May 22nd when the half yearly sales were revealed. So it's selling well.
 
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How good is the Sword Art Novel compared to the anime, wasn't really a fan of the anime.


Better, but certainly not good by any means. But, look into the GGO Alternative novels - they are written by the same author as Kino's Journey, and are a significant improvement over the main series.
 
Aug 25, 2016 1:18 PM
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I still can't believe that the Alicazation arc is not the last arc for SAO and it will go beyond what the web novel was ever written. I guess it proved to popular to call it a quits yet.

I am expecting a s3 announcement sometime next year after the new movie comes out.

Re:zero is still selling and its reception is growing stronger..just got a game adaption announced too.
I actually trust Reki to write a great arc after Alicization because his writing has improved....like a lot. The Alicization arc to me was like Reki fixing the major mistakes that he did in the previous arcs.

Also, Dengeki Bunko (the publisher) isn't just about to let go of SAO even if the author wants to stop writing because it is their money printing machine.


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Nice to see Shinkai series doing so well.
 
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> *4. 17,547 *67,671 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16

Looks like Index won't be reaching 90K :|
 
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Kin088 said:
As I expected, Index sales are getting lower and lower each volume... this volume won't reach the 100k sales at this rate .... I guess people are getting fed up of these recent arcs...


Last volume only hit 91k after a month and a half, and the last time a volume to hit 100k whilst still in the weekly rankings was volume 13. So you're a bit late with that.


Its not that I'm late ... Its just that I chose to comment about it only now... I've been following the sales chart for a long time too, probably as you do..
 
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Kin088 said:
As I expected, Index sales are getting lower and lower each volume... this volume won't reach the 100k sales at this rate .... I guess people are getting fed up of these recent arcs...

Actually the nips are very pleased with NT16 and its developments. Most think its the best in the last few years, the problem is that the series is getting old, literally. A new anime is the only way to bring in more sales at this point.


yeah its getting old and almost every volume after the Othinus arc were not good so you can't really compare with them...... also their decision to adapt Heavy Object instead of Index S3 blew up in their faces ... that was a bad choice...
 
 
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FallenDesire said:
Tenryuu1 said:
Even if Tokyo Ravens with 4,5K not so good sells like expected, I wish nevertheless a continuation for the anime...>.<!

These are just the EX volumes, basically side stories. The main series sells much more, last volume (14) sold 43,035 as of May 22nd when the half yearly sales were revealed. So it's selling well.


Also worth bearing in mind that this is just 2 days of sales.

jc9622 said:

Also, Dengeki Bunko (the publisher) isn't just about to let go of SAO even if the author wants to stop writing because it is their money printing machine.


I think they would let it end if Kawahara wanted it to, actually. It is their bestselling series, yes, but it's not as though they don't have plenty of other mega-hits. And it wouldn't be the first series they ended while it was still getting 6-digit sales.
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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Aug 26, 2016 6:51 AM
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Kin088 said:
Lolimancer said:

Actually the nips are very pleased with NT16 and its developments. Most think its the best in the last few years, the problem is that the series is getting old, literally. A new anime is the only way to bring in more sales at this point.


yeah its getting old and almost every volume after the Othinus arc were not good so you can't really compare with them...... also their decision to adapt Heavy Object instead of Index S3 blew up in their faces ... that was a bad choice...

It definitely had a drop off in quality for about 4 volumes, although that might be chalked up to the fact that it just came off a big climax. NT15 and 16 are good IMO.
 
 
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FallenDesire said:

These are just the EX volumes, basically side stories. The main series sells much more, last volume (14) sold 43,035 as of May 22nd when the half yearly sales were revealed. So it's selling well.


Oh, didn't enough attention paid for the "EX" subtitle...xD

And I see, well, I guess that this pretty decnet is, and should be more selled will. Because TR did earend.
 
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Kin088 said:
Lolimancer said:

Actually the nips are very pleased with NT16 and its developments. Most think its the best in the last few years, the problem is that the series is getting old, literally. A new anime is the only way to bring in more sales at this point.


yeah its getting old and almost every volume after the Othinus arc were not good so you can't really compare with them...... also their decision to adapt Heavy Object instead of Index S3 blew up in their faces ... that was a bad choice...
It wasn't that successful but that's the chance they take and the choice they make every time they decide, "Do we make another sequel or make an anime of a new work?" Sometimes it means a new hit, sometimes it means a new bomb. Making a third season of Index may not have revived its novel sales anyway; the disc sales likely would have been better but the publisher may not make much from the disc sales or care about them anyway.
 
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Trivia:

This week, Re:Zero volume 1 overtook the first volumes of both overlord and danmachi to become the biggest anime boost on the weekly sales for a single volume since No Game No Life in Spring 2014.

Interesting... But it's still probably miles away from the boost SAO or Baccano got
 
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Yohimo_asakura said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Trivia:

This week, Re:Zero volume 1 overtook the first volumes of both overlord and danmachi to become the biggest anime boost on the weekly sales for a single volume since No Game No Life in Spring 2014.

Interesting... But it's still probably miles away from the boost SAO or Baccano got


Baccano? Do you mean Durarara! ?

SAO vol 1 326312
Durarara vol 1 223722
No Game No Life vol 1 128682
Infinite Stratos vol 1 110368
Re:Zero vol 1 107538
(Overlord vol 1 107164)

^Top 5 (or 6) for sales at last rerank due to anime boost minus sales just before first rerank. Always worth bearing in mind that we don't have data for Haruhi/Slayers/the first season of the Index anime/Saiunkoku Monogatari and other big sellers from before April 2008.

Kagerou Daze left out as the boost was probably more down to the new volume coming out (each volume of the series released up to that point having gained tens of thousands of sales boost for the earlier volumes) than the anime.
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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Baccano? Do you mean Durarara! ?

SAO vol 1 326312
Durarara vol 1 223722
No Game No Life vol 1 128682
Infinite Stratos vol 1 110368
Re:Zero vol 1 107538
(Overlord vol 1 107164)

^Top 5 (or 6) for sales at last rerank due to anime boost minus sales just before first rerank. Always worth bearing in mind that we don't have data for Haruhi/Slayers/the first season of the Index anime/Saiunkoku Monogatari and other big sellers from before April 2008.

Kagerou Daze left out as the boost was probably more down to the new volume coming out (each volume of the series released up to that point having gained tens of thousands of sales boost for the earlier volumes) than the anime.


Yeah, I meant Durarara.
Thank you for the information.

What about KonoSuba?
 
Aug 26, 2016 9:09 AM

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Yohimo_asakura said:
kuuderes_shadow said:

Baccano? Do you mean Durarara! ?

SAO vol 1 326312
Durarara vol 1 223722
No Game No Life vol 1 128682
Infinite Stratos vol 1 110368
Re:Zero vol 1 107538
(Overlord vol 1 107164)

^Top 5 (or 6) for sales at last rerank due to anime boost minus sales just before first rerank. Always worth bearing in mind that we don't have data for Haruhi/Slayers/the first season of the Index anime/Saiunkoku Monogatari and other big sellers from before April 2008.

Kagerou Daze left out as the boost was probably more down to the new volume coming out (each volume of the series released up to that point having gained tens of thousands of sales boost for the earlier volumes) than the anime.


Yeah, I meant Durarara.
Thank you for the information.

What about KonoSuba?


90905. I can't be bothered to work it out but it's about 10th.
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Kimi no na wa at #2...hmmm