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Sep 22, 2016 5:51 AM
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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for September 12 - 18

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

*1. 110,911 663,010 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. *61,810 114,612 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.20
*3. *34,594 *64,411 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*4. *20,073 *78,513 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*5. *19,122 *19,122 Goblin Slayer Vol.3
*6. *16,830 *16,830 Ensemble Stars! Kasei yo Ten made Todoke
*7. *14,916 *26,893 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi
*8. *14,899 *27,731 Hataraku Maou-sama! 0 Vol.2
*9. *14,620 *26,434 Ookami to Koushinryou Vol.18
10. *14,511 *14,511 Date A Live Vol.15

11. *12,680 *96,392 Kotonoha no Niwa
12. *10,630 *80,413 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
13. **9,332 *85,457 Kagerou Daze Vol.7
14. **9,116 *18,223 Heavy Object Vol.12
15. **8,433 **8,433 Ijinkan Garou Vol.4
16. **8,299 118,813 No Game No Life Vol.9
17. **8,260 **8,260 VS. Kochikame: Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo Novelize Anthology
18. **7,395 **7,395 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: Mikakunin Seibutsu Special
19. **6,557 **6,557 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.16
20. **6,489 **6,489 Only Sense Online Vol.10

21. **6,478 260,279 Sword Art Online Vol.18
22. **6,179 **6,179 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.4
23. **3,773 **4,341 Seichou Cheat de Nandemo Dekiru you ni Natta ga, Mushoku dake wa Yamerarenai you desu Vol.1
24. **3,299 *39,027 Okitegami Kyouko no Kakeibo
25. **3,037 **8,104 Saishoukan sareta Yuusha wa Ippanjin Toshite Ikiteiku?
26. **2,826 **2,826 Yuukyuu no Gusha Asley no, Kenja no Susume Vol.4
27. **2,821 **2,821 Herscherik Vol.2
28. **2,770 **9,007 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 3 Vol.1
29. **2,644 **2,644 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru Vol.12 Part 2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 110,911 663,010 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. *61,810 114,612 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.20
*4. *34,594 *64,411 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*7. *19,122 *19,122 Goblin Slayer Vol.3
*8. *16,830 *16,830 Ensemble Stars! Kasei yo Ten made Todoke
11. *14,916 *26,893 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi
12. *14,899 *27,731 Hataraku Maou-sama! 0 Vol.2
13. *14,620 *26,434 Ookami to Koushinryou Vol.18
14. *14,511 *14,511 Date A Live Vol.15
17. *12,680 *96,392 Kotonoha no Niwa

23. *10,630 *80,413 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
25. **9,332 *85,457 Kagerou Daze Vol.7
26. **9,116 *18,223 Heavy Object Vol.12
29. **8,433 **8,433 Ijinkan Garou Vol.4
31. **8,299 118,813 No Game No Life Vol.9
36. **7,395 **7,395 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: Mikakunin Seibutsu Special
43. **6,557 **6,557 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.16
44. **6,489 **6,489 Only Sense Online Vol.10
45. **6,478 260,279 Sword Art Online Vol.18
48. **6,179 **6,179 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.4
(cut-off 5,781)


Book
*7. *20,073 *78,513 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
28. **8,260 **8,260 VS. Kochikame: Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo Novelize Anthology
(cut-off 5,240)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. **3,773 **4,341 Seichou Cheat de Nandemo Dekiru you ni Natta ga, Mushoku dake wa Yamerarenai you desu Vol.1
13. **3,299 *39,027 Okitegami Kyouko no Kakeibo
14. **3,037 **8,104 Saishoukan sareta Yuusha wa Ippanjin Toshite Ikiteiku?
15. **2,826 **2,826 Yuukyuu no Gusha Asley no, Kenja no Susume Vol.4
16. **2,821 **2,821 Herscherik Vol.2
18. **2,770 **9,007 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 3 Vol.1
20. **2,644 **2,644 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru Vol.12 Part 2
(cut-off 2,644)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Sep 22, 2016 5:59 AM
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Another week, another Kimi no na wa. domination !
 
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>18. **7,395 **7,395 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: Mikakunin Seibutsu Special

Wait wut, what's this?!

Honestly, at this point, I'm better off learning Japanese and importing the novels than waiting for the novels to get translated or for the anime to get a 2nd season (which we all know won't happen rip).
 
 
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Kimi no na wa still at the top, nothing new to see here.
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Seems like Kimi no Na wa has sold over 1 million 900k if you combine all the editions and the spin-off.
Though ANN reported it sold double that already?
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-09-21/makoto-shinkai-your-name-novel-sells-over-1-million/.106720
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Paulo27 said:
Seems like Kimi no Na wa has sold over 1 million 900k if you combine all the editions and the spin-off.
Though ANN reported it sold double that already?
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-09-21/makoto-shinkai-your-name-novel-sells-over-1-million/.106720
I assume those are the publisher's shipped numbers which will always be way more than Oricon's point of sale numbers which don't report from all stores in Japan and only report sales in Japan, no foreign shipments, no shipments to stores which have not been sold yet. Amazing sales, no sign of slowing down soon.
 
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10. *14,511 *14,511 Date A Live Vol.15


=// time for another season to boost up this sales again *-*
 
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And here I am still waiting for Kimi no na wa manga, kimi no na wa school supplies,kimi no na wa game,kimi no na wa shoes,kimi no na wa fireworks, kimi no na wa t shirt, kimi no na wa ice cream, kimi no na wa keychain to dominate the sales soon
 
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Damn. Oniisama can't beat Shinkai Makoto this week.

I guess he won't be first for this volume ever.
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Sep 22, 2016 7:34 AM

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Three straight weeks selling over 100k copies, just wow. That must be a record.
 
 
Sep 22, 2016 7:37 AM

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Man. Oda Nobuna isn't selling so hot. I liked that series too.

When is the next Re:Zero volume coming out? Maybe we can gauge whether season 2 is coming out based off of that.
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Sep 22, 2016 7:44 AM

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It seems that Kimi no Na Wa is, really, a big success.
 
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Weekly series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE: EARTHBOUND
*4. Goblin Slayer
*5. Ensemble Stars! Novelisation
*6. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*7. Sword Art Online
*8. Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou
*9. Hataraku Maou-sama! Tokubetsu-hen
10. Date A Live
11. Ookami to Koushinryou
12. Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
13. No Game No Life
14. Kagerou Daze
15. Byousoku 5 Centimetre Novelisation
16. Heavy Object
17. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
18. Ijinkan Garo series
19. VS. Kochikame
20. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita Tanpenshuu

(Source: Oricon website)
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 22, 2016 7:46 AM

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BlackPoint said:
10. *14,511 *14,511 Date A Live Vol.15


=// time for another season to boost up this sales again *-*


GodlyKyon said:
Man. Oda Nobuna isn't selling so hot. I liked that series too.

When is the next Re:Zero volume coming out? Maybe we can gauge whether season 2 is coming out based off of that.


2 days of sales, on an earlier-than-usual release date.

And the next Re:Zero volume is out in about quarter an hour.
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 22, 2016 8:02 AM

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Kimi no Na wa continues it's domination :O

Ganbatte gs-san.
*5. *19,122 *19,122 Goblin Slayer Vol.3
 
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BlackPoint said:
10. *14,511 *14,511 Date A Live Vol.15


=// time for another season to boost up this sales again *-*


GodlyKyon said:
Man. Oda Nobuna isn't selling so hot. I liked that series too.

When is the next Re:Zero volume coming out? Maybe we can gauge whether season 2 is coming out based off of that.


2 days of sales, on an earlier-than-usual release date.

And the next Re:Zero volume is out in about quarter an hour.


Aha that explains then abit the low nr of sales.
As for Re:Zero i wonder if the 9th vol will reach 100k in its 1st week are there any info as to how it looks currently ?
 
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BlackPoint said:
kuuderes_shadow said:




2 days of sales, on an earlier-than-usual release date.

And the next Re:Zero volume is out in about quarter an hour.


Aha that explains then abit the low nr of sales.
As for Re:Zero i wonder if the 9th vol will reach 100k in its 1st week are there any info as to how it looks currently ?


Light novels aren't like with anime where most of the sales come from preorders, so preorder rankings aren't particularly useful - plus of course hardly anywhere does them, as most sites will put any preorder sales in when they are shipped, not when they are ordered.

The first useful ranking is usually the POS daily covering Friday, which are typically out between 2 and 5 days of release. Honto and Tsutaya put out daily rankings as well.

...speaking of which, if anyone's wondering about the POS weekly rankings, they seem to have screwed up by simply copying the daily rankings from last Monday. There's not much point in posting them until/unless this is fixed.
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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Sep 22, 2016 3:31 PM

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21. **6,478 260,279 Sword Art Online Vol.18

I wonder if this will break 300k after falling out of top 100... Last volume sold a little bit more if im not mistaken, which is weird, since vol 18 is "kind of" last volume (maybe not yet)
 
 
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kuuderes_shadow said:
BlackPoint said:
10. *14,511 *14,511 Date A Live Vol.15


=// time for another season to boost up this sales again *-*


GodlyKyon said:
Man. Oda Nobuna isn't selling so hot. I liked that series too.

When is the next Re:Zero volume coming out? Maybe we can gauge whether season 2 is coming out based off of that.


2 days of sales, on an earlier-than-usual release date.

And the next Re:Zero volume is out in about quarter an hour.


ALRIGHT. Let's see them sales pouring to Tappei baby.
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I really wonder at this point if Kimi no Na wa. will get a sequel in the future.

19k+ for Goblin Slayer...
 
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Yohimo_asakura said:
21. **6,478 260,279 Sword Art Online Vol.18

I wonder if this will break 300k after falling out of top 100... Last volume sold a little bit more if im not mistaken, which is weird, since vol 18 is "kind of" last volume (maybe not yet)


SAO 17 sold 255613 copies in 38 days
SAO 18 sold 260279 copies in 40 days

So they're more or less the same - if anything SAO 18 is selling very slightly faster. SAO 17 only passed the 300k mark when it reranked after volume 18 came out.
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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I really wonder at this point if Kimi no Na wa. will get a sequel in the future.

19k+ for Goblin Slayer...



I hope so, I will be the happiest person alive. But I think it won't happen T_T
 
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Yaoi-Senpai said:
Stark700 said:
I really wonder at this point if Kimi no Na wa. will get a sequel in the future.

19k+ for Goblin Slayer...



I hope so, I will be the happiest person alive. But I think it won't happen T_T

+ @Stark700

Shinkai Makoto has yet to make a sequel other than some extra chapters/letters in some of the novels based on his earlier movies. Will Kimi no Na Wa's success drive him or one of his backers to think about making a Kimi no Na Wa sequel? I'd still be surprised if he did. Instead I imagine he would rather do another new project but only Shinkai and his backers know the answer.

I haven't read Another Side: Earthbound yet so I don't know if it would be suitable but I suppose that's a possibility. I had hoped it would arrive today but the holiday yesterday messed it up. I will get my copy on Monday.
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POS ranks for series with ongoing anime versions:

Re:Zero:
*61 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*74 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
107 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
135 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
163 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
199 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
175 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
261 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex
203 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
315 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 2
169 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8
230 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集2

Qualidea Code:
373 クオリディア・コード
446 どうでもいい世界なんて ―クオリディア・コード―

Masou Gakuen HxH:
391 魔装学園H×H9

Leftover from previous seasons:
Winter 2016:
KonoSuba:
370 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
423 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!
397 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。
389 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~
428 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!5 爆裂紅魔にレッツ&ゴー!!
467 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
417 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
392 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

(source: Shoseki 500 blog)
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

There is no such thing as shit taste. Only idiots who think everyone should have the same taste as they do.