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Nov 16, 2016 12:52 PM
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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for November 7 - 13

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

*1. 36,059 *,*36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
*2. 29,466 1,173,283 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 12,084 *,274,376 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*4. 11,498 *,*73,091 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
*5. 10,974 *,*10,974 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.11
*6. 10,485 *,*10,485 Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret
*7. *8,884 *,**8,884 Legend Vol.7
*8. *8,784 *,210,850 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*9. *5,952 *,**5,952 Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi Vol.20
10. *5,916 *,**5,916 Maou na Anoko to Murabito A Vol.11

11. *5,566 *,**5,566 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.16
12. *5,111 *,*63,446 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.10
13. *4,657 *,**4,657 Adachi to Shimamura Vol.7
14. *4,258 *,*92,734 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.11
15. *4,160 *,*18,936 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.1
16. *4,093 *,**4,093 Okashi na Tensei Vol.5
17. *4,027 *,**4,027 Kisei shite Level-ageta n da ga, Sodachisugita kamo Shirenai
18. *3,714 *,**3,714 Elf Yome to Hajimeru Isekai Ryoushu Seikatsu Vol.3
19. *3,366 *,**4,011 Kanna no Kanna: Itan Shoukansha wa Scenario Breaker
20. *3,590 *,*58,827 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou

21. *3,540 *,**3,540 Diego no Kyojin
22. *3,476 *,**3,476 Cool na Shachou no Dekiai Sengen!?
23. *3,454 *,153,904 Kotonoha no Niwa
24. *2,617 *,**3,134 Isekai Shoukan no Shihainin
25. *2,579 *,120,347 Overlord Vol.11

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 36,059 *,*36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
*3. 29,466 1,173,283 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*7. 12,084 *,274,376 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*8. 11,498 *,*73,091 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
*9. 10,974 *,*10,974 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.11
10. 10,485 *,*10,485 Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret
20. *5,952 *,**5,952 Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi Vol.20
21. *5,916 *,**5,916 Maou na Anoko to Murabito A Vol.11
26. *5,111 *,*63,446 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.10
34. *4,657 *,**4,657 Adachi to Shimamura Vol.7

42. *4,258 *,*92,734 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.11
43. *4,160 *,*18,936 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.1
(cut-off 3,857)


Book
34. *8,884 *,**8,884 Legend Vol.7
35. *8,784 *,210,850 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
(cut-off 7,546)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *5,566 *,**5,566 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.16
11. *4,093 *,**4,093 Okashi na Tensei Vol.5
12. *4,027 *,**4,027 Kisei shite Level-ageta n da ga, Sodachisugita kamo Shirenai
14. *3,366 *,**4,011 Kanna no Kanna: Itan Shoukansha wa Scenario Breaker
19. *2,617 *,**3,134 Isekai Shoukan no Shihainin
20. *2,579 *,120,347 Overlord Vol.11
(cut-off 2,579)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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I am glad for not seeing Kimi no Na Wa in first place yet another week.

*5. 10,974 *,*10,974 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.11
This needs more sales
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*1. 36,059 *,*36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
Is it good? The cover and synopsis interested me, is there any scan translating it?
 
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murielmondadori said:
*1. 36,059 *,*36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
Is it good? The cover and synopsis interested me, is there any scan translating it?

Series? Yes, it's good.

Let's see, new Vol. was released on 10th November so it's not full week... but Vol.16 had 50,124 in first week and was on sale just one day longer so... It's look like it's another drop in sales.

16th Vol. 1st week: https://myanimelist.net/news/47393781
Rankings August 8 - 14
Released August 10
2. *50,124 *50,124 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16


17th Vol 1st week
November 7 - 13
Released November 10
*1. 36,059 *,*36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
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Iris volume and konosuba sold less than prev week?! Damn you jap.
 
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Sacredus said:
murielmondadori said:
*1. 36,059 *,*36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
Is it good? The cover and synopsis interested me, is there any scan translating it?

It was released on 10th November so it's not full week... but Vol.16 had 50,124 in first week and was on sale just one day longer so... no.

16th Vol. 1st week: https://myanimelist.net/news/47393781
Rankings August 8 - 14
Released August 10
2. *50,124 *50,124 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16


17th Vol 1st week
November 7 - 13
Released November 10
*1. 36,059 *,*36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17


Index sales have been falling steadily since NT2.

158,602 158,602 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament vol.2 5 days
111,443 111,443 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Vol.8 5 days
50,124 50,124 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16 5 days
36,059 36,059 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17 4 days
 
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Nov 16, 2016 2:13 PM
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Index sales is decreasing rapidly. why don't they just adapt the rest of the old testament. it has been selling so good in merch/disc/manga/novel. they are just losing money by not making more. i know it is used for commercial purposes but when the sales are actually good, 20k avg bd/dvd good. then i don't even know what the producers are thinking anymore.

the director already stated in his reddit AMA that he's ready to make it any time.
 
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If Konosuba is sold so quickly, I'm afraid even to imagine how to grow sales after the launch of the second season.

By the way, today is really almost all most popular light novell is fantasy ?
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Overlord breaks 120K with the normal edition :)

So many isekai so little translation :'(
24. *2,617 *,**3,134 Isekai Shoukan no Shihainin
 
Nov 16, 2016 3:10 PM

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Not that I'm expecting much but it's still sad when Rokujouma disappear yet again.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
 
Nov 16, 2016 11:03 PM

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@Snow - bunko rank 2 should be above bunko rank 3 on the list.

anyway...

POS (bunko) ranks of series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku:
232位 魔法少女育成計画
372位 魔法少女育成計画 restart (前)
481位 魔法少女育成計画 restart (後)

Occultic;Nine:
473位 Occultic;Nine (1) ―オカルティック・ナイン―

Bungo Stray Dogs:
208位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
276位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
223位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話
112位 文豪ストレイドッグス 55Minutes

Hibike! Euphonium:
325位 響け!ユーフォニアム 北宇治高校の吹奏楽部日誌
429位 響け!ユーフォニアムシリーズ 立華高校マーチングバンドへようこそ 前編
391位 響け!ユーフォニアムシリーズ 立華高校マーチングバンドへようこそ 後編

Leftover from previous seasons:

Spring/Summer:
Re:Zero:
*43位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活10
131位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 Re:zeropedia
153位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
195位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
241位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
283位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
279位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
382位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
309位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
339位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
335位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8
114位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活9

Winter:
KonoSuba:
**7位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!10 ギャンブル・スクランブル!
277位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
311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!
322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。
306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~
352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!!
354位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
414位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
330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
199位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!9 紅の宿命

(source:POS via book-rank.net)
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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Nov 16, 2016 11:09 PM

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Weekly series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*5. Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
*6. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
*7. Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret
*8. Legend
*9. Sword Art Online
10. Overlord
11. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
12. Bungou Stray Dogs
13. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
14. Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi
15. Maou na Ano Ko to Murabito A
16. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu
17. Adachi to Shimamura
18. No Game No Life
19. Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
20. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

(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.
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It'll be interesting to see what comes out top next week. There are a few reasonably big series out but they're all out at the end of the week. The two things that beat Kimi no Na Wa. in last week's ranking both came out last week... Coffee-ten Talleyrand no Jikenbo is still able to beat KnNw. on the daily rankings but Index isn't. GA Bunko's top release couldn't beat KnNw/CtTnJ on its day of release so not much chance there. Could Kimi no Na wa. return to the top? There are a couple of things that look very likely to beat it on the bunko ranks but they aren't even close to being light novels.

Oh, and in case anyone's interested, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sold 317,078 copies in the week covered by this thread.

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Iris volume and konosuba sold less than prev week?! Damn you jap.


You do know that's normal, right? Something with nothing giving it an active boost will basically never sell more in one full week of sales than it did in a previous full week.

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If Konosuba is sold so quickly, I'm afraid even to imagine how to grow sales after the launch of the second season.

By the way, today is really almost all most popular light novell is fantasy ?


If you take a broader definition of what constitutes fantasy it pretty much always has been. You get scifi stuff (Accel World and even Mahouka are really more sci-fi than they are fantasy) and mysteries (usually under labels that are borderline to light novel status), and spin-offs of things from other media - and the occasional yaoi hit - but the brief period where series like Haganai and OreImo could become standalone megahits with no fantasy, sci-fi or mystery elements was very much the exception in light novel history, not the norm.
Indeed, today's biggest series that would fall under this grouping are Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. and Eromanga-sensei, written by the same authors as Haganai and OreImo respectively. SaeKano isn't far behind them, though.
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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Nov 17, 2016 4:34 AM

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Kimi no Na wa took 2nd for the 2nd week :(

Was hoping it to bounce back to first :|

Anyways it'll be a miracle if it can remain 2nd for 10 weeks straight.

joe_g7 said:
I am glad for not seeing Kimi no Na Wa in first place yet another week.

*5. 10,974 *,*10,974 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.11
This needs more sales


You have something against Kimi no Na wa? Wow.....
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Anyways it'll be a miracle if it can remain 2nd for 10 weeks straight.


Being beaten by precisely one thing for 10 consecutive weeks? That would be hilarious. Not going to happen, though.

MoshiDora held 3rd place for 7 weeks of an 8 week period once. I think that's the only time anything's come remotely close to doing something like that.
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Nov 17, 2016 5:16 AM

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Seeing Index at the top makes me a happy man.
 
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Kimi no Na wa took 2nd for the 2nd week :(

Was hoping it to bounce back to first :|

Anyways it'll be a miracle if it can remain 2nd for 10 weeks straight.

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I am glad for not seeing Kimi no Na Wa in first place yet another week.

*5. 10,974 *,*10,974 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.11
This needs more sales


You have something against Kimi no Na wa? Wow.....

Absolutely nothing, it's just pretty boring when the same thing is in the 1st place every single week for so long, seeing something new is better.
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Welp. Doesn't seem like sales will improve...

 
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If you take a broader definition of what constitutes fantasy it pretty much always has been. You get scifi stuff (Accel World and even Mahouka are really more sci-fi than they are fantasy) and mysteries (usually under labels that are borderline to light novel status), and spin-offs of things from other media - and the occasional yaoi hit - but the brief period where series like Haganai and OreImo could become standalone megahits with no fantasy, sci-fi or mystery elements was very much the exception in light novel history, not the norm.
Indeed, today's biggest series that would fall under this grouping are Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. and Eromanga-sensei, written by the same authors as Haganai and OreImo respectively. SaeKano isn't far behind them, though.


Did not know what Eromanga-sensei is so popular, I after reading the first volume did not notice anything special. In any case, by mystery you mean title with detective part?
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Do not know what Eromanga-sensei is so popular, I after reading the first volume did not notice anything special. In any case, by mystery you mean title with detective part?


Stuff like the Q series, Boukyaku Tantei series, Biblia, Bungaku Shoujo, GOSICK, Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, Sakurako-san, possibly the Kotenbu series...
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kuuderes_shadow said:
RobertBobert said:


Do not know what Eromanga-sensei is so popular, I after reading the first volume did not notice anything special. In any case, by mystery you mean title with detective part?


Stuff like the Q series, Boukyaku Tantei series, Biblia, Bungaku Shoujo, GOSICK, Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, Sakurako-san, possibly the Kotenbu series...


Thank you, now I understand. In general, I am surprised that now the romance in his purest form is easier find among manga than in the most popular light novell.
 
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Incidentally, I'm a complete idiot. Obviously the best selling ongoing series that isn't fantasy, sci-fi or mystery is OreGairu. The fact that it hasn't had a new volume since June last year and has none planned for the near future made me not think of it earlier... =\

@Toshiya_K - vol 15 at least should be on the year end rankings, which several of the figures for earlier volumes are taken from. That will boost it above volume 14's sales. Vol 16 might be on there as well, depending on how good its long tail is. But yes, the series is definitely in a steep decline. Then again quite a few series have seen sales drop away fairly steeply recently. I wonder what the ebook sales trend (which aren't included in Oricon's data) would look like.
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kuuderes_shadow said:
Incidentally, I'm a complete idiot. Obviously the best selling ongoing series that isn't fantasy, sci-fi or mystery is OreGairu. The fact that it hasn't had a new volume since June last year and has none planned for the near future made me not think of it earlier... =\


Well, I can understand why OreGairu so popular.
 
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Jiharo said:


Anyways it'll be a miracle if it can remain 2nd for 10 weeks straight.


Being beaten by precisely one thing for 10 consecutive weeks? That would be hilarious. Not going to happen, though.

MoshiDora held 3rd place for 7 weeks of an 8 week period once. I think that's the only time anything's come remotely close to doing something like that.


Ah. I just thought that if after it holds the first place 11-12 weeks in a row, if it can do the same for the second place that'll be a miracle. At least it's still selling pretty well.
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lmao I didn't even know the new Index volume was out yet
 
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Is it really surprising that Index sales are falling? I mean, it's the 39th volume for goodness' sake, people may have gotten tired of it. :P
Also, it's been ages since the sales-boosting anime ended.

By the way, what's that SAO alternative thing?
 
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I'm not surprised that the Index volume sells gets lower with every new release. Still glad it's at the top this week though.

Also, Legend is quite an underrated series.
 
 
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Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi never heard of it but underrated scifi making into rankings which means it is good.
 
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Lol Index really needs to end soon, for its own sake.
 
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Lol Index really needs to end soon, for its own sake.

This. I don't want it to end like Bleach.
 
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Lol Index really needs to end soon, for its own sake.

This. I don't want it to end like Bleach.


It's already like Bleach, if not worse.

It's a shame, really.
 
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That awful index sales is a testament for them that it needs another anime adaptation, asap.