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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for February 6 - 12

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

*1. 104,221 *,104,221 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*2. *84,382 *,*84,382 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*3. *15,587 *,*15,587 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.13
*4. *13,431 *,*13,431 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.5
*5. *12,380 *,*12,380 Hataraku Maou-sama!: High School N!
*6. **9,779 *,*98,576 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*7. **9,098 *,**9,098 86
*8. **8,214 1,407,809 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*9. **7,979 *,*21,659 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
10. **7,466 *,**7,466 Seijou no Maryoku wa Bannou desu

11. **6,318 *,*60,595 Youjo Senki Vol.2
12. **6,214 *,**6,214 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita......katta. Vol.6
13. **6,176 *,**6,176 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.17
14. **6,138 *,**6,138 Tensei shite Inaka de Slow Life wo Okuritai Vol.2
15. **5,314 *,109,504 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Musubimonogatari"
16. **5,172 *,**5,172 Yokogao to Kousai: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen
17. **4,889 *,*17,319 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.10
18. **4,601 *,*43,155 Youjo Senki Vol.3
19. **4,167 *,*72,188 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
20. **3,840 *,**5,121 4-banme no Iinazuke Kouho Bangai-hen

21. **3,722 *,*34,539 Youjo Senki Vol.4
22. **3,722 *,**3,722 Shoukanjuu desu ga Goshuujinsama ga Kibishii desu

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*1. 104,221 *,104,221 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*2. *84,382 *,*84,382 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*5. *15,587 *,*15,587 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.13
*8. *12,380 *,*12,380 Hataraku Maou-sama!: High School N!
11. **9,098 *,**9,098 86
14. **8,214 1,407,809 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
31. **5,172 *,**5,172 Yokogao to Kousai: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen
32. **4,889 *,*17,319 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.10
39. **4,167 *,*72,188 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
41. **3,840 *,**5,121 4-banme no Iinazuke Kouho Bangai-hen
(cut-off 3,247)


Book
*8. *13,431 *,*13,431 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.5
17. **9,779 *,*98,576 Youjo Senki Vol.1
25. **7,979 *,*21,659 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
28. **7,466 *,**7,466 Seijou no Maryoku wa Bannou desu
39. **6,318 *,*60,595 Youjo Senki Vol.2
40. **6,214 *,**6,214 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita......katta. Vol.6
41. **6,176 *,**6,176 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.17
42. **6,138 *,**6,138 Tensei shite Inaka de Slow Life wo Okuritai Vol.2
(cut-off 5,423)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
14. **5,314 *,109,504 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Musubimonogatari"
17. **4,601 *,*43,155 Youjo Senki Vol.3
(cut-off 3,799)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. Youjo Senki
*4. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
*7. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*8. Hataraku Maou-sama! Highschool N!
*9. 86 -Eighty Six-
10. Boku no Hero Academia Eyuu Hakusho
11. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
12. Overlord
13. Monogatari Series
14. 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita......katta.
15. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu
16. Tensei-shite Inaka de Slow Life wo Okuritai
17. Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen
18. Shinmai Maou no Testament
19. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
20. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu

(source:Oricon website)
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Kumo Vol. 5 on the top FeelsGoodMan
 
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Youjo Senki isn't going down and I'm so glad about that.
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Re zero volume 11 never gives up
 
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SAO and Mahouka absolutely slaying. Always pleasant to see. :3
 
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Askorti said:
SAO and Mahouka absolutely slaying. Always pleasant to see. :3


Wow, I certainly thought that Mahouka sold very well, but to get 80 000+ in its first week of sales? Even the wonder why this series is so popular.
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RobertBobert said:
Askorti said:
SAO and Mahouka absolutely slaying. Always pleasant to see. :3


Wow, I certainly thought that Mahouka sold very well, but to get 80 000+ in its first week of sales? Even the wonder why this series is so popular.


Well Mahouka got big fanbase at Japan, overall Mahouka sales around 150-180K per volume so 80K starting kinda normal.
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CrazyFrogz said:
RobertBobert said:


Wow, I certainly thought that Mahouka sold very well, but to get 80 000+ in its first week of sales? Even the wonder why this series is so popular.


Because Yotsuba is the best clan in the world


Lol, I did not know that the power of Maya is so great: D I hope that Onii-sama all still be able to defeat her.
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Sao and mahouka slaying.
Kumo doing good to :)
 
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RobertBobert said:
Askorti said:
SAO and Mahouka absolutely slaying. Always pleasant to see. :3


Wow, I certainly thought that Mahouka sold very well, but to get 80 000+ in its first week of sales? Even the wonder why this series is so popular.

I'm not surprised at all, the light novels are great, the anime just doesn't give them justice.
The same with the Project Alicization arc of SAO, it's awesome, so it's no wonder it sells so well.
 
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Askorti said:
RobertBobert said:


Wow, I certainly thought that Mahouka sold very well, but to get 80 000+ in its first week of sales? Even the wonder why this series is so popular.

I'm not surprised at all, the light novels are great, the anime just doesn't give them justice.
The same with the Project Alicization arc of SAO, it's awesome, so it's no wonder it sells so well.


I understand everything, but I just always thought that Mahouka too controversial title to get such sales.
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Kumo and Slime will probably get an anime adaption at some point.

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RobertBobert said:
Askorti said:

I'm not surprised at all, the light novels are great, the anime just doesn't give them justice.
The same with the Project Alicization arc of SAO, it's awesome, so it's no wonder it sells so well.


I understand everything, but I just always thought that Mahouka too controversial title to get such sales.


I've not heard of any particular controversy around the series? A single random guy on MAL making several dozen posts accusing it of being racist and then sticking this in their sig doesn't count.

VanishingKira said:
Kumo and Slime will probably get an anime adaption at some point.


Would be interesting to see. I don't think any light novels with non-humanoid protagonists have been animated before, even as an OVA?
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Wow, Kumo selling so well makes me happy. I'm surprised
 
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I've not heard of any particular controversy around the series? A single random guy on MAL making several dozen posts accusing it of being racist and then sticking this in their sig doesn't count.


Well, in my time I've heard a lot of criticism about the nationalist and anti-chinese views of the author, invincibility Tatsuya and clearly unhealthy exploitation incest theme in the work. Especially traditional Miyuki's thoughts: "brother can touch me in any place in which he wants, I'll do whatever he wants." Even the Dengeki openly admitted that Mahouka rather peculiar title.

Not to mention the fact that the concept of "How good are your genes, so you are beautiful and strong as a magician," really looks as an endorsement of eugenics, if we pay attention to how author extols Miyuki. Therefore, even I, being quite convinced Mahouka fan, think this title is quite controversial.

P.S Sorry for my poor english, I have a problem with a lot of text.
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Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come.
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I understand everything, but I just always thought that Mahouka too controversial title to get such sales.
The series isn't nearly as controversial as the haters make it out to be and judging by the series popularity, they're the vocal minority, so sales aren't affected.
 
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VanishingKira said:
Kumo and Slime will probably get an anime adaption at some point.


Would be interesting to see. I don't think any light novels with non-humanoid protagonists have been animated before, even as an OVA?

Does overlord count?
 
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The series isn't nearly as controversial as the haters make it out to be and judging by the series popularity, they're the vocal minority, so sales aren't affected.


Well, the very existence of such hatedom already shows that the series is very popular, ReZero is good example of this. Another thing most Mahouka's haters have nothing to do with Japan, so do not really have weight, as I'm thinking now after your comment.
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Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come


Stop, Sato all still decided to continue the series after magic school? Or is it under the original title?
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Would be interesting to see. I don't think any light novels with non-humanoid protagonists have been animated before, even as an OVA?

Does overlord count?


That's one of the reasons why I used "humanoid" rather than "human".
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
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-Mahesvara said:
Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come.


Wait, wasn't SAO supposed to end soon?
 
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RobertBobert said:
-Mahesvara said:
Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come


Stop, Sato all still decided to continue the series after magic school? Or is it under the original title?
Yeah according to a spoiler from volume 21, Satou says he's going to continue the story into magic university and i believe he said the series is still going to keep the original title.
 
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Askorti said:
-Mahesvara said:
Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come.


Wait, wasn't SAO supposed to end soon?
The series just started a new arc, Alicization arc was the final arc in the web novel, but it looks like the author is going to extended the series from there on.
 
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-Mahesvara said:
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Wait, wasn't SAO supposed to end soon?
The series just started a new arc, Alicization arc was the final arc in the web novel, but it looks like the author is going to extended the series from there on.


Thanks, good to know that. I remembered something about the Alicization arc being an "end" but wasn't sure what of. So it was just the web novel. :)
 
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-Mahesvara said:
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Stop, Sato all still decided to continue the series after magic school? Or is it under the original title?
Yeah according to a spoiler from volume 21, Satou says he's going to continue the story into magic university and i believe he said the series is still going to keep the original title.


Oh, I'm right feel like Miyuki in the 16th volume: On the one hand I am glad that the author will be able to give more time Mayumi and more detail show Tatsuya life as Yotsuba, but on the other hand, I am afraid that Mahouka turn into the same cash cow as the SAO or Gatari. How, then, volumes in the end does he want?
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@Askorti Yeah heres an article about it http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-08-10/sword-art-online-novels-enter-new-arc-in-2017/.105213

@RobertBobert Well to get a conclusive ending, that ties up all the loose ends, it makes sense to extend the series past first high based on the current pace. Yeah i believe, Miyuki will have less screentime as she will be working as the clan head, while Mayumi and the others will get more as they'll be fellow university students with Tatsuya. Either way, im looking forward to it.
 
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-Mahesvara said:
@RobertBobert Well to get a conclusive ending, that ties up all the loose ends, it makes sense to extend the series past first high based on the current pace. Yeah i believe, Miyuki will have less screentime as she will be working as the clan head, while Mayumi and the others will get more as they'll be fellow university students with Tatsuya. Either way, im looking forward to it.


Well, it would be better than to put her into a coma as my waifu: D Now I hope we will see a real love triangle, so I will be happy to follow the news.
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Wait a minute...So the Project Alicization for SAO is now over. What's the new arc now? Who cares? Glad to see that see that SAO LN is still selling pretty strong.
 
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Glad to see SAO and Mahouka slay this week.
 
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Really nice to see Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? in top 4. This thing is getting bigger and bigger! Youjo Senki also getting that anime boost.
 
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Good to see 4 volumes of Youjo Senki in the list. And did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.
 
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did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.


Still abec, but I get what you mean.
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Good to see 4 volumes of Youjo Senki in the list. And did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.

Huh, that's a good remark... Couldn't this be because the new illustration is made just recently, and illustrations from earlier volumes were made 10 years ago (for Webnovel if it even has any illustrations, I dont know)?
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Good to see 4 volumes of Youjo Senki in the list. And did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.

Lol, abec (aka BunBun) continues still further - and his style isn't to mistake on this cover as well, where then.
 
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SAO realeased the 10th so it's great!

Also Kimi No Na Wa don't want to leave top 10 lol, it's insane.

And 86, the novel won the 23rd Dengeki Novel Awards sold well imo.

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Wait a minute...So the Project Alicization for SAO is now over. What's the new arc now? Who cares? Glad to see that see that SAO LN is still selling pretty strong.


It's a side story in Alicization's arc.