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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for January 8 - 14

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

*1. 19,924 *,*19,924 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.18
*2. 18,020 *,*18,020 Strike the Blood Append Vol.1
*3. 15,815 *,*17,454 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Ex
*4. 14,281 *,*14,281 Youjo Senki Vol.9
*5. 10,665 *,*64,370 Kagerou Daze Vol.8
*6. *7,517 *,**8,057 Legend Vol.10
*7. *7,141 *,**7,141 Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret Vol.2
*8. *6,149 *,*62,715 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.15
*9. *5,153 *,*58,837 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.1
10. *4,851 *,**5,289 Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Mashotsukai The Novel "Seinaru Miko to 8-banme no Shoko"

11. *4,539 *,*15,002 IDOLiSH7: Ainana Gakuen
12. *4,034 *,*41,291 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.2
13. *3,937 *,**3,937 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7
14. *3,917 *,**4,169 Isekai de Skill wo Kaitai shitara Cheat na Yome ga Zoushoku Shimashita: Gainen Kousa no Structure Vol.5
15. *3,790 *,**3,790 Tobakushi wa Inoranai Vol.3
16. *3,695 *,107,038 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.13
17. *3,605 1,525,368 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
18. *3,557 *,**3,557 Konyaku Renai: Jiki Shachou no Dokusen Jealousy
19. *3,420 *,*41,384 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.3
20. *3,295 *,**4,496 Murabito desu ga Nani ka? Vol.4

21. *3,295 *,**4,496 Murabito desu ga Nani ka? Vol.4

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*3. 19,924 *,*19,924 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.18
*5. 18,020 *,*18,020 Strike the Blood Append Vol.1
*9. 10,665 *,*64,370 Kagerou Daze Vol.8
18. *7,141 *,**7,141 Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret Vol.2
21. *6,149 *,*62,715 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.15
26. *5,153 *,*58,837 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.1
37. *4,034 *,*41,291 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.2
40. *3,937 *,**3,937 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7
42. *3,790 *,**3,790 Tobakushi wa Inoranai Vol.3
45. *3,695 *,107,038 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.13

49. *3,605 1,525,368 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
(cut-off 3,564)

Book
*5. 15,815 *,*17,454 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Ex
*8. 14,281 *,*14,281 Youjo Senki Vol.9
27. *7,517 *,**8,057 Legend Vol.10
(cut-off 5,068)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*7. *4,851 *,**5,289 Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Mashotsukai The Novel "Seinaru Miko to 8-banme no Shoko"
*8. *4,539 *,*15,002 IDOLiSH7: Ainana Gakuen
12. *3,917 *,**4,169 Isekai de Skill wo Kaitai shitara Cheat na Yome ga Zoushoku Shimashita: Gainen Kousa no Structure Vol.5
13. *3,295 *,**4,496 Murabito desu ga Nani ka? Vol.4
(cut-off 2,624)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Is like eromanga-sensei but with shogi, i'm not surprised by the amount of volumes it has in this rankings.
 
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GODDAMN WHY WE WILL NEVER GET HATARAKU MAOU SAMA SEASON 2


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Still no season 2 for Devil is a Part Timer, such a shame. Glad it's still doing well.
 
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Hataraku Maou-sama's sales still holding up really well but man just gives us another season.
 
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Ryuuou no Oshigoto! - Good Game Well Played, probably gonna sell more due to its Legit Chess Gameplay and Real life references, moreover a fiction that inspired reality.

Murabito desu ga Nani ka? - oh, the cute story but a bit brutal too

Hataraku Maou-sama! - 2nd Season pls
 
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Seeing Devil is a Part Timer! up their makes me so happy! I just wish we could get another season T^T




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Ryuuou getting that big anime boost.
 
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Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
*2. Hataraku Maou-sama!
*3. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. Strike the Blood APPEND
*5. Youjo Senki
*6. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Ex
*7. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*8. Kagerou Daze
*9. Overlord
10. Sword Art Online
11. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
12. Grancrest Senki
13. Legend
14. Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret
15. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
16. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
17. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
18. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
19. Idolish Seven Novelisation
20. 86 -eighty six-

(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*. <-- NOTE: Up to end 2017 - no longer being updated. Looking for a new home.
*that there is data for

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This picture reminds me of another sinked ship ...
I hope hataraku maou sama will never have a s2
i wanna give you the world

 
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Hopefully we'll get Hataraku S2
 
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I will never understand why the author is nvr going to publish a s2 for Maou.

The first season sold well.
It boosted the ln quite well.
It only adapted the first 3 volumes.
At 18 surely he can provide another season.
Focusing on another 3 volumes at least.
I will never understand.

Oh well.
 
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kuuderes_shadow said:
Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
*2. Hataraku Maou-sama!
*3. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. Strike the Blood APPEND
*5. Youjo Senki
*6. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Ex
*7. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*8. Kagerou Daze
*9. Overlord
10. Sword Art Online
11. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
12. Grancrest Senki
13. Legend
14. Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret
15. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
16. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
17. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
18. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
19. Idolish Seven Novelisation
20. 86 -eighty six-

(Source: Oricon website)

thanks for the information, I never thought that Grancrest Senki would be added in the top list, considering that the anime is 'flop'
 
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I think i must read Hataraku Maou-sama LN now. I'm tired waiting S2...
 
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I will never understand why the author is nvr going to publish a s2 for Maou.

The first season sold well.
It boosted the ln quite well.
It only adapted the first 3 volumes.
At 18 surely he can provide another season.
Focusing on another 3 volumes at least.
I will never understand.

Oh well.
>author
>publishing anime
 
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Strike The Blood in second? I don't get how people like that fucking generic piece of shit of a series
 
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Klad said:
Strike The Blood in second? I don't get how people like that fucking generic piece of shit of a series
because they actually read it and have valid reasons to, unlike u
 
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16. *3,695 *,107,038 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.13

Still going strong now... wow, I'm actually surprised by this. There's no sign of stopping KonoSuba unless Megumin is out or something, which is good.

*4. 14,281 *,*14,281 Youjo Senki Vol.9

Needs to sell more! Just finished this anime last week and Tanya is such a crazy girl and I like it. Can't wait for the movie sequel.

*9. *5,153 *,*58,837 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.1

Need to start watching this too. All I've heard is that it's shogi, but with lolis... and they had me at lolis.

*3. 15,815 *,*17,454 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Ex

Is this thanks to the anime? Or it has been popular all along for the LN sales? It don't see any other of its volume getting high boost like shogi loli though. Though I do know it's top 10 WN on Narou Syousetsu (ranked 5 to be exact)

 
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Klad said:
Strike The Blood in second? I don't get how people like that fucking generic piece of shit of a series
because they actually read it and have valid reasons to, unlike u
iie senpai, i just did myself a favor and dropped that painful anime.
 
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> *1. 19,924 *,*19,924 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.18
Season 2 when?

> *2. 18,020 *,*18,020 Strike the Blood Append Vol.1
Season 3 (2 cour) TV version when? Okay I won't mind an OVA again.
But please adapt Volumes 7 & 8 SilverLink Studio please!
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moodie said:
because they actually read it and have valid reasons to, unlike u
iie senpai, i just did myself a favor and dropped that painful anime.
Blame the studio, they handled it badly.
They chose the not so good volumes to adapt.
Haters always gonna hate.
 
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*3. 15,815 *,*17,454 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Ex

Is this thanks to the anime? Or it has been popular all along for the LN sales? It don't see any other of its volume getting high boost like shogi loli though. Though I do know it's top 10 WN on Narou Syousetsu (ranked 5 to be exact)


The main series generally does a fair bit better than that, but bear in mind that this isn't part of the main series so you'd expect it to not do as well.
Also, this isn't a volume ranking because of the anime boost - it's a volume ranking because it only just came out. Unlike Ryuuou no Oshigoto
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*. <-- NOTE: Up to end 2017 - no longer being updated. Looking for a new home.
*that there is data for

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