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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for November 14 - 20

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

*1. 23,711 1,196,994 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 16,704 *,*16,704 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.8
*3. 15,678 *,*51,737 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
*4. 13,904 *,*15,928 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.11
*5. 13,381 *,*13,381 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.11
*6. 11,165 *,*11,165 High School DxD DX Vol.3
*7. 10,249 *,*11,881 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.3
*8. *9,817 *,220,667 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*9. *8,450 *,282,826 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
10. *6,906 *,**8,575 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.12

11. *6,797 *,*79,888 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
12. *6,385 *,**7,384 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.5
13. *6,196 *,**6,196 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.2
14. *5,800 *,**7,245 29 to JK Vol.2
15. *5,389 *,**5,389 Gamers! Vol.6
16. *5,270 *,**5,270 Marginal Operation Rev. Vol.1
17. *4,871 *,**5,510 Nanchatte Cinderella: Oukyuu Inbou-hen
18. *4,678 *,**5,568 Hundred Vol.12
19. *4,228 *,**4,530 Ore no Ongaeshi: High Spec Murazukuri Vol.1
20. *4,192 *,**4,536 Nariyuki Saiou no Judai Vol.9

21. *3,953 *,**3,953 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.11

Separated by Specific Ranking
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*3. 23,711 1,196,994 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*4. 15,678 *,*51,737 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17
*7. 13,904 *,*15,928 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.11
*8. 13,381 *,*13,381 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.11
10. 11,165 *,*11,165 High School DxD DX Vol.3
14. *8,450 *,282,826 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
21. *6,906 *,**8,575 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.12
22. *6,797 *,*79,888 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
27. *5,800 *,**7,245 29 to JK Vol.2
32. *5,389 *,**5,389 Gamers! Vol.6

36. *4,871 *,**5,510 Nanchatte Cinderella: Oukyuu Inbou-hen
41. *4,678 *,**5,568 Hundred Vol.12
50. *3,953 *,**3,953 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.11
(cut-off 3,953)


Book
14. 16,704 *,*16,704 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.8
30. 10,249 *,*11,881 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.3
33. *9,817 *,220,667 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
48. *7,996 *,**7,996 Mashima Hiro Rakugaki Book
(cut-off 7,818)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*9. *6,385 *,**7,384 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.5
10. *6,196 *,**6,196 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.2
12. *5,270 *,**5,270 Marginal Operation Rev. Vol.1
13. *4,228 *,**4,530 Ore no Ongaeshi: High Spec Murazukuri Vol.1
(cut-off 2,510)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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*3. 15,678 *,*51,737 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17

Kamisato really killed the series.
 
 
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belatkuro said:
*3. 15,678 *,*51,737 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17

Kamisato really killed the series.
He's liked in Japan, although I don't care for him. The lack of promotion killed the series.
 
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Kimi is back on top...
 
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KNNN nr 1 again.

Just disappointing even after they got anime :'(
18. *4,678 *,**5,568 Hundred Vol.12
21. *3,953 *,**3,953 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.11
 
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I see Kimi no Na Wa has rebounded back in first place this week.
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Someone buys Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut? And it sold better than OreShura? I do not understand.
 
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belatkuro said:
*3. 15,678 *,*51,737 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17

Kamisato really killed the series.
belatkuro said:
*3. 15,678 *,*51,737 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17

Kamisato really killed the series.


No kidding. Compared to what it was selling even last year that is really low.
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POS (bunko) ranks of series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku:
299位 魔法少女育成計画
455位 魔法少女育成計画 restart (前)

Occultic;Nine:
384位 Occultic;Nine (1) ―オカルティック・ナイン―

Bungo Stray Dogs:
241位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
285位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
295位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話
158位 文豪ストレイドッグス 55Minutes

Hibike! Euphonium:
456位 響け!ユーフォニアム 北宇治高校の吹奏楽部日誌

Leftover from previous seasons:

Spring/Summer:
Re:Zero:
*69位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活10
251位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 Re:zeropedia
164位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
232位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
273位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
307位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
330位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
464位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
336位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
343位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
329位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8
124位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活9

Winter:
KonoSuba:
*25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!
317位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
379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!
346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。
358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~
344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!!
366位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
373位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
339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
279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)



Series ranking from Oricon website:
*1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. Boukyaku Tantei Series
*3. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*4. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
*7. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
*8. Highschool DxD DX
*9. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
10. Sword Art Online
11. Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
12. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shurabara sugiru
13. Overlord
14. Sono Mono. Nochi ni...
15. Gamers!
16. 29 to JK
17. Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan
18. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
19. Bungou Stray Dogs
20. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

(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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Nov 24, 2016 3:33 AM

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belatkuro said:
*3. 15,678 *,*51,737 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.17

Kamisato really killed the series.
Is he even worst than High Priest though? Haven't read past his first appearance where he offed most of True Gremlin member.

Though if I can blame someone I'll blame Kamachi who make this spiraling out of control by adding character on each volume which is more than he can handle.
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*6. 11,165 *,*11,165 High School DxD DX Vol.3

Good for 2 days sales, not really a good comparison for this and previous volumes as both vol 1 and 2 had separate LE and RE releases, this just RE. Hoping it can finish around the 35-40K before going below the cutoff which wasn't far off the combined sales last time I think.
 
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I see Kimi No Na Wa on top(again). There really must be nothing worth reading over there huh? It literally looks like you average romance novel. *shrugs shoulders*(I feel like I said this before)
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didn't realize SaeKano dropped that much in sales. Guess the s2 really has to boost that a bit again
 
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didn't realize SaeKano dropped that much in sales. Guess the s2 really has to boost that a bit again


It came out on Saturday so that's only 2 days of sales there.
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kuuderes_shadow said:
Toadesstern said:
didn't realize SaeKano dropped that much in sales. Guess the s2 really has to boost that a bit again


It came out on Saturday so that's only 2 days of sales there.


ah okay, thanks for the info
 
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Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! made it to the top 10 list ...interesting.
 
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11. *6,797 *,*79,888 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10

Damn, Konosuba is slowing down. It seems that KonoSuba averages on 80-90k per volume while only the first 3 volumes reached 100k sales.

After the second season or so, will KonoSuba be able to reach at least 150-200k sales benchmark?
 
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11. *6,797 *,*79,888 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10

Damn, Konosuba is slowing down. It seems that KonoSuba averages on 80-90k per volume while only the first 3 volumes reached 100k sales.

After the second season or so, will KonoSuba be able to reach at least 150-200k sales benchmark?


Actually KonoSuba is speeding up. Volume 9 didn't reach this sales figure from the weekly rankings. Admittedly this volume has had a couple more days on the rankings, but it is just a couple of days, so we can be pretty much certain that volume 10 is selling faster than volume 9 did. Unless volume 9's LE actually sold a significant number after disappearing from the rankings - but that is basically unheard of.

As for the second season, I suppose it's possible that the first volume will reach those sorts of sales if it reranks. It's worth pointing out that reranking from a second season is extremely rare. OreGairu volume 1 did it for three weeks, and SAO volume 6 did it for one, but I think those are the only cases of it ever happening. There's no way it will be selling those sorts of amounts with new volumes, though.
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kuuderes_shadow said:
DarkingDawning said:
11. *6,797 *,*79,888 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10

Damn, Konosuba is slowing down. It seems that KonoSuba averages on 80-90k per volume while only the first 3 volumes reached 100k sales.

After the second season or so, will KonoSuba be able to reach at least 150-200k sales benchmark?


Actually KonoSuba is speeding up. Volume 9 didn't reach this sales figure from the weekly rankings. Admittedly this volume has had a couple more days on the rankings, but it is just a couple of days, so we can be pretty much certain that volume 10 is selling faster than volume 9 did. Unless volume 9's LE actually sold a significant number after disappearing from the rankings - but that is basically unheard of.

As for the second season, I suppose it's possible that the first volume will reach those sorts of sales if it reranks. It's worth pointing out that reranking from a second season is extremely rare. OreGairu volume 1 did it for three weeks, and SAO volume 6 did it for one, but I think those are the only cases of it ever happening. There's no way it will be selling those sorts of amounts with new volumes, though.


Hmm you're right. Based on the previous ranking list, KonoSuba only reaches ~50k sales before being dropped out of the list. I really doubt that the limited edition would reach 25k sales to make it a total of 75k+ sales like vol. 1-8 + 10.

So is it the reason why most season 3 anime never comes? Because the light novels rarely reranks again? If most licensing company knows that season 2 would never get their light novel reranked again (like Oregairu and SAO), then why bother making a season 2 in the first place? Not that I'm against having anime season 2, but I'm simply curious. Because if season 1 can do ~75k sales on average, and that season 2 are almost unhelpful to the sales, then why is there a season 2 (from a company's perspective)? I've always thought that anime always make losses in their industry with the absurd high amount of BD/DVD.
 
 
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DarkingDawning said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


Actually KonoSuba is speeding up. Volume 9 didn't reach this sales figure from the weekly rankings. Admittedly this volume has had a couple more days on the rankings, but it is just a couple of days, so we can be pretty much certain that volume 10 is selling faster than volume 9 did. Unless volume 9's LE actually sold a significant number after disappearing from the rankings - but that is basically unheard of.

As for the second season, I suppose it's possible that the first volume will reach those sorts of sales if it reranks. It's worth pointing out that reranking from a second season is extremely rare. OreGairu volume 1 did it for three weeks, and SAO volume 6 did it for one, but I think those are the only cases of it ever happening. There's no way it will be selling those sorts of amounts with new volumes, though.


Hmm you're right. Based on the previous ranking list, KonoSuba only reaches ~50k sales before being dropped out of the list. I really doubt that the limited edition would reach 25k sales to make it a total of 75k+ sales like vol. 1-8 + 10.

So is it the reason why most season 3 anime never comes? Because the light novels rarely reranks again? If most licensing company knows that season 2 would never get their light novel reranked again (like Oregairu and SAO), then why bother making a season 2 in the first place? Not that I'm against having anime season 2, but I'm simply curious. Because if season 1 can do ~75k sales on average, and that season 2 are almost unhelpful to the sales, then why is there a season 2 (from a company's perspective)? I've always thought that anime always make losses in their industry with the absurd high amount of BD/DVD.
You've hit the nail on the head. Only light novel adaptations which will make enough money on their own will usually get more than a first season as the readership rarely improves much after the first season. If the anime discs sell enough (Konosuba did), if the streaming sells enough, if the merch sells enough (Konosuba merch is quite popular) then you can get a 2nd season. If THAT second season itself sells well enough then you might get a third. Most shows drop quite a bit season after season. A rare exception WAS High School DxD which got the same sales in the first two seasons but the 3rd season was pretty awful so it dropped some. I guess they are hoping that was an anomaly.
 
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*4. 13,904 *,*15,928 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.11

Woaw I didn't expect that.
 
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DarkingDawning said:
11. *6,797 *,*79,888 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10

Damn, Konosuba is slowing down. It seems that KonoSuba averages on 80-90k per volume while only the first 3 volumes reached 100k sales.

After the second season or so, will KonoSuba be able to reach at least 150-200k sales benchmark?

I don't think it's possible. Even the mainstream SAO series only reached 260k sales mark for its volume 18 before it dropped out of ranking. Selling 75-80k on average is pretty much an achievement because it was promoted with 10 episodes of low budget animation.

Even Re:Zero, with a highly budgeted 26 length episode anime that grabbed 90% of anime community, only sold 63k sales for volume 10 before dropped out of ranking. So KonoSuba is definitely a success, even if it won't reach 150-200k sales like SAO. I hope that the second season can grab a few more fans, but it definitely won't double the amount they have right now to 150k sales. At most it would be 100k, which is around DanMachi and Overlord's level of success.

DarkingDawning said:

Hmm you're right. Based on the previous ranking list, KonoSuba only reaches ~50k sales before being dropped out of the list. I really doubt that the limited edition would reach 25k sales to make it a total of 75k+ sales like vol. 1-8 + 10.

So is it the reason why most season 3 anime never comes? Because the light novels rarely reranks again? If most licensing company knows that season 2 would never get their light novel reranked again (like Oregairu and SAO), then why bother making a season 2 in the first place? Not that I'm against having anime season 2, but I'm simply curious. Because if season 1 can do ~75k sales on average, and that season 2 are almost unhelpful to the sales, then why is there a season 2 (from a company's perspective)? I've always thought that anime always make losses in their industry with the absurd high amount of BD/DVD.

You also need to take into account that Vol. 9's limited edition sold almost 18k sales before dropped out of ranking with a price of 7-8x more than the normal edition. So the total revenue is much higher and not as bad as you might think.

And yeah... it's exactly why most anime won't get a season 3 with a few exception like.... Highschool DxD because their BD/DVD sold pretty well to warrant another season, combined with the amount of merchandising they have (figures, pillows, etc). I don't expect KonoSuba to have a season 3 for these reasons, but I sure hope that it would sell better than season 1 and may warrant a third season.
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