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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for April 10 - 16

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

*1. 23,060 *42,907 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
*2. 18,479 *18,479 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.8
*3. 13,038 *13,038 Meitantei Conan kara Kurenai no Love Letter
*4. 11,665 *41,763 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.10
*5. 10,414 *10,414 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.12
*6. *9,476 *26,036 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.10
*7. *8,295 *90,679 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.1
*8. *8,234 *13,900 Heavy Object Vol.13
*9. *7,644 **7,644 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.12
10. *7,020 *74,124 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.2

11. *6,135 122,359 Eromanga-sensei Vol.1
12. *5,698 **8,779 Ookami-san Series Vol.13
13. *5,643 **9,363 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.5
14. *5,635 *63,348 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
15. *5,364 *64,995 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.3
16. *5,081 **7,992 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.9
17. *4,383 *24,273 Last Embryo Vol.4
18. *4,380 *89,455 Eromanga-sensei Vol.2
19. *4,323 *54,888 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
20. *4,282 **6,992 Gekitotsu no Hexennacht Vol.4

21. *4,126 **4,126 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.4
22. *4,039 **4,039 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.6
23. *3,894 **3,894 Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan Vol.5
24. *3,498 **3,498 Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru Vol.3

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 23,060 *42,907 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
*4. 18,479 *18,479 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.8
*9. 10,414 *10,414 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.12
15. *8,295 *90,679 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.1
16. *8,234 *13,900 Heavy Object Vol.13
19. *7,644 **7,644 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.12
20. *7,406 271,863 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.7
21. *7,020 *74,124 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.2
23. *6,135 122,359 Eromanga-sensei Vol.1
31. *5,698 **8,779 Ookami-san Series Vol.13

32. *5,643 **9,363 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.5
33. *5,635 *63,348 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
36. *5,364 *64,995 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.3
40. *5,081 **7,992 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.9
47. *4,383 *24,273 Last Embryo Vol.4
48. *4,380 *89,455 Eromanga-sensei Vol.2
49. *4,323 *54,888 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
(cut-off 4,301)


Book
*9. 13,038 *13,038 Meitantei Conan kara Kurenai no Love Letter
11. 11,665 *41,763 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.10
18. *9,476 *26,036 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.10
(cut-off 5,858)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *6,230 *26,351 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol.10
13. *4,126 **4,126 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.4
14. *4,039 **4,039 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.6
15. *3,894 **3,894 Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan Vol.5
19. *3,498 **3,498 Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru Vol.3
(cut-off 3,180)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Well a lot of unsurprising titles in there. But since I didn't know there was a novel of the latest Conan movie I'm gonna check it out. Also it seems like it's time to start reading Fate.
 
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Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records and eromanga-sensei already getting their anime boost :)
Kinda sad too see thoose Rakudai sales only 10k hope it can add some more in the next weeks since the previous vol sold around 25~ 30k as i remember.
 
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Good to see Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records LN having sale boost.
Surprised to see Fate strange on the top tho, this reminds me to read that LN.
 
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Fate/Strange Fake at the top of the rankings? Noice!
 
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2017年4月10日~2017年4月16日 ライトノベル商品グループ別(2017年4月24日付)

1 ロクでなし魔術講師と禁忌教典 39,233
2 FATE/STRANGE FAKE 25,532
3 ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか 外伝 24,621
4 エロマンガ先生 24,615
5 ソードアート・オンライン 20,620
6 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 20,003
7 転生したらスライムだった件 17,766
8 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! 16,380
9 落第騎士の英雄譚(キャバルリィ) 10,658
10 ゼロから始める魔法の書 9,836


Apr 10 - 16 LN Sales Aggregated by Series

1. Rokudenashi
2. Fate/Strange
3. DanMachi
4. EroManga
5. SAO
6. Re:Zero
7. Slime
8. KonoSuba
9. Rakudai
10. Zero Kara Hajimaru

quite a boost for Rokudenashi
 
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Waiting for the next Konosuba or Overlord. Hope Rokuaka can do it. Definitely gonna check the LN
 
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Ffs wheres the Slime anime adaption? ;___;
 
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Re:Zero still hanging in there and making bank. :D

Dat Rokudenashi boost tho.
 
Apr 19, 10:40 PM
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Tensei Slime manga keeps selling 300k+ per manga vol while LN still at 70k+. Spinoff manga selling close to 100k+.
hoping to get anime soon. Hopefully the next new hit that will get the most hype of the year.

Also glad to see LN's getting their anime boosts. hope the others also gets a big boost like Zero Kara and SukaSuka etc.

Its sad to see Re:Zero not doing better with as big as it is in japan. At least it has a good tail in the long run.

 
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Series ranking from Oricon website:
*1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*2. FATE/STRANGE FAKE
*3. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden
*4. Eromanga Sensei
*5. Sword Art Online
*6. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*7. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*8. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*9. Gekijouban Meitantei Conan kara Kurenai no Love Letter novelisation
10. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
11. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
12. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
13. Heavy Object
14. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
15. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
16. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
17. Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~ Novelisation
18. Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae Dake ka yo
19. Youjo Senki
20. Ookami-san Series

(Source: Oricon website)
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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Nice to see Fate at the top of the list.

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A lot of Rokudenashi this week.
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Sales of Eromanga more and more motivate me to start reading it, lol. However, as I see, Akashic Records has also become a promising title.
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.
 
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Although I'm going to assume it's volume 1, you didn't actually write out which volume the top Rokudenashi seller was in the OP @Snow (#7 on the list)
 
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Although I'm going to assume it's volume 1, you didn't actually write out which volume the top Rokudenashi seller was in the OP @Snow (#7 on the list)


Volume 1 of Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records doesn't have any number in its title.
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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kuuderes_shadow said:
HaXXspetten said:
Although I'm going to assume it's volume 1, you didn't actually write out which volume the top Rokudenashi seller was in the OP @Snow (#7 on the list)


Volume 1 of Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records doesn't have any number in its title.
Ehh fair enough, that seems kinda stupid to me though. If it's a standalone release it's one thing but if you plan to make a multi-volume series it sounds pretty natural to name the first volume as volume 1 to me :s
 
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Give me a Rakudai season 2, dammit.
 
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Fab starts to the boost for Eromanga-sensei and more so Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records, hope it continues for a while especially for the former which had a stellar opening 2 episodes. Would love a full adaptation like Oreimo had when the time comes.

Nice to see Heavy Object going relatively steady as well. Shame the anime resulted in almost zero noticeable boost.
 
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Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.

Akashic records has three volumes on this list. I'm impressed.

When can we get sequels to Rakudai and Mondaiji tachi
 
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Rokudenashi defying the odds and getting that big boost :)
Eromanga also going up.
 
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Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.

It's another series about a "fake" grail war (I guess) with Gilgamesh as a main character. Which is all I need to want it licensed.

So many people never managed to git gud at picking the anime they watch. Why is that?! This the kinda sh!t that keeps me awake at night.
 
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Kemono friends official twitter revealed that the first 2 BD Official Guide book volumes have broken 120k copies in print.
 
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Kemono friends official twitter revealed that the first 2 BD Official Guide book volumes have broken 120k copies in print.

Lol that seems impossible ahaha
 
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Larkanite said:
Kemono friends official twitter revealed that the first 2 BD Official Guide book volumes have broken 120k copies in print.

Lol that seems impossible ahaha


Why?

In print does not mean sold. And a lot of these volumes are being sold in places that do not report to Oricon.

The tweet seems to suggest that the 120k is the total between vols 1 and 2 as well, unless I'm misreading it. So 60k per volume. For a series with millions of viewers. It's a good deal cheaper than most anime would be as well.
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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DoubleMangekyo said:
NG_Calen said:
Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.

It's another series about a "fake" grail war (I guess) with Gilgamesh as a main character. Which is all I need to want it licensed.


Gilgamesh is everything in this world
 
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Robiiii said:


Lol that seems impossible ahaha


Why?

In print does not mean sold. And a lot of these volumes are being sold in places that do not report to Oricon.

The tweet seems to suggest that the 120k is the total between vols 1 and 2 as well, unless I'm misreading it. So 60k per volume. For a series with millions of viewers. It's a good deal cheaper than most anime would be as well.

Oh well that makes sense ^^
 
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Glad to see Rokudenashi getting that massive boost, same for Eromanga-sensei.

Is it just me, or is Clockwork Planet utterly missing from this list. At this rate, it's never going to get licensed. Oh well, Guess we'll have to see how the anime sales go.
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Im start watching this
 
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Is it just me, or is Clockwork Planet utterly missing from this list. At this rate, it's never going to get licensed. Oh well, Guess we'll have to see how the anime sales go.
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Not just not on the rankings but nowhere near them. Even the first volume is 241st on the POS bunko ranks - below every volume of eromanga-sensei and perhaps 1.5k sales tops? Vol 2 375th (joint with volume 1 of Biblia), and vols 3+ not in the top 500.

The order of the boosts of light novels (on the basis of boosts for the first 2 volumes - so no influence from new volumes) at the moment seems to be:
1. Akashic Records
2. Eromanga Sensei
3. Sakurada Reset
4. SukaSuka
5. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
6. Clockwork Planet
7. SaeKano season 2 (2nd seasons always give smaller boosts)
8. DanMachi Sword Oratoria (seems to be functioning similarly to a second season)

On the other hand the size of a sales boost from an anime in Japan has little to no bearing on the chance of a series getting licensed in the West.
Modified by kuuderes_shadow, Apr 21, 12:58 AM
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*that there is data for

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Whew Fate/Baccano Durarara still selling well. I hope this leads to Narita actually doing better work on his actually important series rather than the one he is paid to make.

Otherwise, the flavor of the season LN gets an anime advert boost, nothing new. SukaSuka deserves far more boost than the fanservice title.

NG_Calen said:
Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.


Its pretty much Durarara but with a fate skin. Its an okay read but its pretty much just that. Sales are mainly due to the fate brand.
 
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kuuderes_shadow said:

On the other hand the size of a sales boost from an anime in Japan has little to no bearing on the chance of a series getting licensed in the West.


Oops, my bad.

For future reference though, what factors affect the chances of a series getting licensed?
 
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Fate-Symphony said:
kuuderes_shadow said:

On the other hand the size of a sales boost from an anime in Japan has little to no bearing on the chance of a series getting licensed in the West.


Oops, my bad.

For future reference though, what factors affect the chances of a series getting licensed?


1. Whether the foreign licensor thinks it will sell well in their language market.
2. Who the Japanese publishing label is.
3. How much the Japanese publisher/author wish to push the series with a foreign audience.

That's basically it. Obviously various things can influence #1 and #3, and a big boost from an anime in Japan may make the Japanese publisher want to push that series for an English language release, but at the end of the day it really isn't that significant.
Weekly light novel release list (data back to 20th October 2014)
Monthly light novel sales rankings (Jan 2015 onwards)
Best selling Light Novel volumes of the year/all time*.
*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.
 
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For Grimgar fans that didn't see much growth in this volume. Volumes 3 and volume 10 will be getting reprints. Official Overlap twitter is the source.

Expected a bit more from Clockwork Planet but then again its not really a hot topic or anything.
 
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I guess DanMachi sales have increased with the new anime... ??

 
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Ero manga sensei has reached 1M copies in print.