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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for September 11 - 17

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

*1. 55,194 143,570 Sword Art Online Vol.20
*2. 16,388 *16,388 Goblin Slayer Vol.6
*3. *7,378 **7,378 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.13
*4. *6,906 **7,751 Henkyou Kizoku wa Risou no Slow Life wo Motomeru
*5. *6,481 **6,481 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.13
*6. *5,613 **5,613 29 to JK Vol.3
*7. *5,434 *14,949 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi Vol.3
*8. *4,836 *42,266 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
*9. *4,764 **4,764 Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan Vol.6
10. *4,622 *91,392 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.12

11. *4,595 **4,595 Nanchatte Cinderella: Outo Meikyuu-hen
12. *4,530 **4,530 Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari Vol.3
13. *4,463 *13,954 Heavy Object Vol.14
14. *4,320 **4,320 Maou-sama no Machizukuri!: Saikyou no Dungeon wa Kindai Toshi Vol.3
15. *3,706 158,555 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.23
16. *3,658 **3,658 Cheat Aru kedo Mattarishitai: Nonbiri Madougu Tsukuttetai no ni
17. *3,309 **3,535 A-Rank Boukensha no Slow Life Vol.1
18. *3,223 **3,223 Isekai Guild Meshi Vol.1
19. *3,200 **3,200 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru Vol.13
20. *3,174 **3,174 Goblin Slayer Vol.6 Limited Edition

21. *3,089 **9,325 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 3 Vol.5
22. *2,696 **2,696 Drop!!: Kaori no Reijou Monogatari Vol.4
23. *2,689 *10,134 Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami Vol.5
24. *2,678 *11,560 Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu Vol.2
25. *2,538 **8,138 Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

Separated by Specific Ranking
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*2. 55,194 143,570 Sword Art Online Vol.20
*8. 16,388 *16,388 Goblin Slayer Vol.6
19. *7,378 **7,378 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.13
26. *6,481 **6,481 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.13
27. *6,244 171,734 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
28. *5,613 **5,613 29 to JK Vol.3
29. *5,434 *14,949 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi Vol.3
35. *4,622 *91,392 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.12
37. *4,595 **4,595 Nanchatte Cinderella: Outo Meikyuu-hen
39. *4,530 **4,530 Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari Vol.3

40. *4,463 *13,954 Heavy Object Vol.14
(cut-off 3,966)


Book
31. *6,906 **7,751 Henkyou Kizoku wa Risou no Slow Life wo Motomeru
(cut-off 5,435)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*5. *4,764 **4,764 Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan Vol.6
*6. *4,320 **4,320 Maou-sama no Machizukuri!: Saikyou no Dungeon wa Kindai Toshi Vol.3
*8. *3,658 **3,658 Cheat Aru kedo Mattarishitai: Nonbiri Madougu Tsukuttetai no ni
11. *3,309 **3,535 A-Rank Boukensha no Slow Life Vol.1
14. *3,200 **3,200 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru Vol.13
15. *3,089 **9,325 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 3 Vol.5
17. *2,696 **2,696 Drop!!: Kaori no Reijou Monogatari Vol.4
18. *2,689 *10,134 Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami Vol.5
19. *2,678 *11,560 Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu Vol.2
20. *2,538 **8,138 Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.
(cut-off 2,538)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Can someone tell me what SAO's new arc is about?

I am following yen-press' releases and I want to know what the new arc is about after underworld.
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Good to see PaW high.




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The SAO cover certainly look with all those tantalizing waifus....
 
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Does anyone know the plot of "29 to JK"? Or at least a synopsis. Looks like a romance of sensei and schoolgirl.
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.
 
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RobertBobert said:
Does anyone know the plot of "29 to JK"? Or at least a synopsis. Looks like a romance of sensei and schoolgirl.
Seems to be just that, since JK is a term for a high school student. So I assume the plot is focused on a 'romance' between a 29 year old and a high schooler.
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RIP Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu.
 
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Goblin Slayer anime when?
 
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2. 16,388 *16,388 Goblin Slayer Vol.6

Nice to see these sales.

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Goblin Slayer anime when?


Hopefully we'll get an anime soon I would love see Goblin Slayer animated.
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Takamura-sama said:
Can someone tell me what SAO's new arc is about?

I am following yen-press' releases and I want to know what the new arc is about after underworld.
It's a side story. Happens in the middle of volume 18. It's still Underworld. You should recognize the ones in the cover. They're Kirito and Eugeo's cadets, Ronie and Tieze, the ones in the cover of volume 11.
 
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classroom of the elites' gone. feelsbadman. and next week we'll see oregairu will be on top
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Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Goblin Slayer
*3. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. Gamers!
*7. No Game No Life
*8. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*9. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
10. Henkyou Kizoku wa Risou no Slow Life wo Motomeru
11. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
12. 29 to JK
13. Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi
14. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? Novelisation
15. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
16. Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari
17. Nanchatte Cinderella
18. Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan
19. Heavy Object
20. Maou-sama no Machizukuri!

(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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Hongu said:
RobertBobert said:
Does anyone know the plot of "29 to JK"? Or at least a synopsis. Looks like a romance of sensei and schoolgirl.
Seems to be just that, since JK is a term for a high school student. So I assume the plot is focused on a 'romance' between a 29 year old and a high schooler.

It looks like the 29 year old guy and the high school girl became a couple in Vol 1 or 2.
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Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Goblin Slayer
*3. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. Gamers!
*7. No Game No Life
*8. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*9. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
10. Henkyou Kizoku wa Risou no Slow Life wo Motomeru
11. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
12. 29 to JK
13. Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi
14. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? Novelisation
15. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
16. Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari
17. Nanchatte Cinderella
18. Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan
19. Heavy Object
20. Maou-sama no Machizukuri!

(Source: Oricon website)


Huh, I wonder what's causing Re:Zero to raise here considering none of the volumes charted? Same with Classroom of the Elite. Maybe everything else outside the mega franchises like SAO is too low?
 
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Jagd84 said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Goblin Slayer
*3. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. Gamers!
*7. No Game No Life
*8. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*9. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
10. Henkyou Kizoku wa Risou no Slow Life wo Motomeru
11. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
12. 29 to JK
13. Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi
14. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? Novelisation
15. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
16. Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari
17. Nanchatte Cinderella
18. Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan
19. Heavy Object
20. Maou-sama no Machizukuri!

(Source: Oricon website)


Huh, I wonder what's causing Re:Zero to raise here considering none of the volumes charted? Same with Classroom of the Elite. Maybe everything else outside the mega franchises like SAO is too low?


YouJitsu's series sales dropped from 22.4k last week to 16.9k this week. If that reduction had applied evenly on the sales last week that would put the top seller at 2968, 206 less than it would have needed to rank.

As for why Re:Zero's sales have been going up for the past few weeks, I honestly don't know. Then again it was purely backlog sales getting it on the rankings anyway, so these things can happen.
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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I wonder if Goblin Slayer will get an anime...I hope so.
 
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Hongu said:
RobertBobert said:
Does anyone know the plot of "29 to JK"? Or at least a synopsis. Looks like a romance of sensei and schoolgirl.
Seems to be just that, since JK is a term for a high school student. So I assume the plot is focused on a 'romance' between a 29 year old and a high schooler.


AP24 said:
Hongu said:
Seems to be just that, since JK is a term for a high school student. So I assume the plot is focused on a 'romance' between a 29 year old and a high schooler.

It looks like the 29 year old guy and the high school girl became a couple in Vol 1 or 2.


Hmm, it would be interesting to see this, I thought that such stories disappeared from the anime for reasons of censorship.

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I wonder if Goblin Slayer will get an anime...I hope so.


I'm scared to imagine what its rating will be. For it is more offensive to women than Violence Jack.
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.
 
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SAO sell 143k after 2 weeks? I though it should be around 200k lol
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Hmm... It's nice to see some of my typical type of Light Novels selling pretty well.. Especially Duke's Daughter..
It would be nicer if only I can fully read Japanese tho... TvT
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Jagd84 said:


Huh, I wonder what's causing Re:Zero to raise here considering none of the volumes charted? Same with Classroom of the Elite. Maybe everything else outside the mega franchises like SAO is too low?


kuuderes_shadow said:

As for why Re:Zero's sales have been going up for the past few weeks, I honestly don't know. Then again it was purely backlog sales getting it on the rankings anyway, so these things can happen.


I assume the MF Bunko J festival which heavily featured Re:Zero content including the announcement of the OVA did the deed
 
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SAO had steady sales for a while now (~300k). I think this volume will also drop from rankings at 250k eventually, and will rerank when the next volume is released.

Now, I hope Progressive volume 5 will come out till the end of the year.
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kuuderes_shadow said:
YouJitsu's series sales dropped from 22.4k last week to 16.9k this week. If that reduction had applied evenly on the sales last week that would put the top seller at 2968, 206 less than it would have needed to rank.

As for why Re:Zero's sales have been going up for the past few weeks, I honestly don't know. Then again it was purely backlog sales getting it on the rankings anyway, so these things can happen.


I see. Thanks for the insights then. :)

In the case of Re:Zero I guess I can this as the series having really good staying power.

Fappa said:
I assume the MF Bunko J festival which heavily featured Re:Zero content including the announcement of the OVA did the deed


Well the 14 volume is coming out in just a couples of days so that probably helping too.
 
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Oregairu vol 12 not in the ranking? heh.. Next week you can see who is the boss. Even mahouka, sao and rezero can't defeat oregairu sales.
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Oregairu vol 12 not in the ranking? heh..


Of course not. It hadn't come out yet at this point.

Yohimo_asakura said:
and will rerank when the next volume is released.

Now, I hope Progressive volume 5 will come out till the end of the year.


I wouldn't expect a rerank if I were you. Yes, volume 17 reranked when vol 18 came out so it's obviously possible, but that's the only time it's happened.
And Kawahara usually releases one volume every 2 months, and with Accel World 22 scheduled for November it's very unlikely that we'll get a SAO Progressive volume this year.

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I assume the MF Bunko J festival which heavily featured Re:Zero content including the announcement of the OVA did the deed


Possible. I'm always suspicious such events have much direct impact, though - they tend to be more about enthusing existing fans than getting in new ones or getting people back into the series who had put it aside. Then again we're only talking a few thousand copies, so...
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*.
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kuuderes_shadow said:
CrazyFrogz said:
Oregairu vol 12 not in the ranking? heh..


Of course not. It hadn't come out yet at this point.



Well Vol12 out on 21 sept, i thought it will be included in the ranking.
 
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CrazyFrogz said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


Of course not. It hadn't come out yet at this point.



Well Vol12 out on 21 sept, i thought it will be included in the ranking.


As I understand that particular that ranking is about overall series sales and favors consistent near releases. Re:Zero gets a new release every 3 months, SAO gets a book at least once every year I think. Oregairu outsells both of these series (or at least Re:Zero), but it's releases are much less frequent, so it won't rank well here.
 
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Well Vol12 out on 21 sept, i thought it will be included in the ranking.


As I understand that particular that ranking is about overall series sales and favors consistent near releases. Re:Zero gets a new release every 3 months, SAO gets a book at least once every year I think. Oregairu outsells both of these series (or at least Re:Zero), but it's releases are much less frequent, so it won't rank well here.


im saying volume release sales, not overall series sales.
 
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Well Vol12 out on 21 sept, i thought it will be included in the ranking.


Every week we look at the sales of the past week.
If you look at the top it says September 11-17 so SNAFU Vol 12 can't be possibly included yet
 
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I hope Classroom of the Elite get 2nd season. I want to see Kushida more
 
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CrazyFrogz said:
Even mahouka, sao and rezero can't defeat oregairu sales.


Jagd84 said:

Oregairu outsells both of these series (or at least Re:Zero), but it's releases are much less frequent, so it won't rank well here.


Regarding these, sales upon leaving the weekly rankings of the latest volume in the series:
SAO - 268675
Mahouka - 158693
Re:Zero - 75392
OreGairu - 163472

SAO is clearly a far bigger seller than OreGairu is. From that it looks as though OreGairu is slightly above Mahouka, but it's a >2 year gap since the last volume, and long gaps tend to mean big sales drops. Back when the last OreGairu volume came out, Mahouka was selling 200k per volume anyway. It would take quite a big drop for it to fall below Re:Zero, though.
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*.
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kuuderes_shadow said:


Regarding these, sales upon leaving the weekly rankings of the latest volume in the series:
SAO - 268675
Mahouka - 158693
Re:Zero - 75392
OreGairu - 163472

SAO is clearly a far bigger seller than OreGairu is. From that it looks as though OreGairu is slightly above Mahouka, but it's a >2 year gap since the last volume, and long gaps tend to mean big sales drops. Back when the last OreGairu volume came out, Mahouka was selling 200k per volume anyway. It would take quite a big drop for it to fall below Re:Zero, though.


Mahouka vol 16 is around 25640, that is a peak of mahouka. After that it keep dropping to 160-180K. It look like this latest volume quite good plus with movie boosting. For sure next volume will reach 200K
 
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I wouldn't expect a rerank if I were you. Yes, volume 17 reranked when vol 18 came out so it's obviously possible, but that's the only time it's happened.
And Kawahara usually releases one volume every 2 months, and with Accel World 22 scheduled for November it's very unlikely that we'll get a SAO Progressive volume this year.
well, Reki tweeted I think, that "he hopes to finish next progressive volume till the end of the year", but its not guaranteed, for sure...
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