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Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 1 - 7

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

*1. 19,658 *61,757 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.13
*2. 14,455 *17,109 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series "Boku ga Name wo Yobu Hi"
*3. 14,077 *68,758 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.9
*4. 13,733 *13,733 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.11
*5. 12,752 *45,470 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.17
*6. *9,197 *19,066 Youjo Senki Vol.10
*7. *8,512 **8,512 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.11
*8. *8,025 **9,761 Shounen Onmyouji "Odomi no Shingari de Kokorozase"
*9. *5,637 **8,937 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.10
10. *5,274 *14,617 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.6

11. *4,172 **4,172 Yarisugita Majin Senmetsusha no New Game Vol.1
12. *3,892 **4,960 Silent Witches Special Edition
13. *3,840 **7,014 Infinite Dendrogram Vol.8
14. *3,451 **6,132 Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei Vol.8
15. *3,372 **4,909 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.4
16. *3,356 **5,049 Chibikko Kenja, Lv.1 kara Isekai de Ganbarimasu!
17. *3,332 *42,014 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Utsusemi ni Musubu
18. *3,220 **5,994 Himajin, Maou no Sugata de Isekai e: Tokidoki Cheat na Burari Tabi Vol.7
19. *2,901 **9,216 Next Life Vol.14
20. *2,738 **2,738 Yandere Kanojo ga Isekai made Ottekita

21. *2,737 *17,861 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records Vol.3
22. *2,625 **2,625 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Gaiden

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 30,910 100,897 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8
*5. 14,455 *17,109 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series "Boku ga Name wo Yobu Hi"
*6. 14,077 *68,758 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.9
*7. 13,733 *13,733 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.11
*9. 12,752 *45,470 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.17
17. *8,025 **9,761 Shounen Onmyouji "Odomi no Shingari de Kokorozase"
26. *5,274 *14,617 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.6
31. *4,247 *17,964 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.14
35. *4,172 **4,172 Yarisugita Majin Senmetsusha no New Game Vol.1
40. *3,892 **4,960 Silent Witches Special Edition

41. *3,840 **7,014 Infinite Dendrogram Vol.8
47. *3,451 **6,132 Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei Vol.8
48. *3,372 **4,909 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.
(cut-off 3,300)

Book
*7. 19,658 *61,757 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.13
24. *9,197 *19,066 Youjo Senki Vol.10
27. *8,512 **8,512 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.14
47. *5,637 **8,937 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.10
(cut-off 5,377)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*8. *5,637 **8,937 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.10
12. *3,356 **5,049 Chibikko Kenja, Lv.1 kara Isekai de Ganbarimasu!
13. *3,332 *42,014 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Utsusemi ni Musubu
17. *2,625 **2,625 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Gaiden
(cut-off 2,361)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Oct 14, 3:48 PM

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Slime is pretty big huh. That's good, it's a fun series.

Also, what's the difference between book and bunko in the list?
 
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It would be good if there is a second season for Classroom of the Elite …
 
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*3. 14,077 *68,758 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.9

This one needs a 2nd season.
 
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*1. 19,658 *61,757 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.13

Definitely need to read this.

*2. 14,455 *17,109 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series "Boku ga Name wo Yobu Hi"

Glad to see this HoneyWorks things still going.

*3. 14,077 *68,758 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.9
*4. 13,733 *13,733 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.11
*5. 12,752 *45,470 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.17
*6. *9,197 *19,066 Youjo Senki Vol.10

S2 when?

*1. 30,910 100,897 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8

Is this still going? What's volume 8 mean?
 
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Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*2. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*4. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*5. Isekai maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
*6. Overlord
*7. Izakaya Bottakuri
*8. Youjo Senki
*9. Boukyaku Tantei Series
10. Shounen Onmyouji
11. Seishun Buta Yarou Series
12. Sword Art Online
13. Youheidan no Ryouriban
14. Silent Witches
15. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
16. Yarisugita Majin Senmetsusha no New Game
17. Natsume Yuujinchou novelisation
18. Infinite Dendrogram
19. Shinka no Mi
20. Goblin Slayer

(Source: Oricon website)
Weekly light novel releases (from 20/10/2014)
Monthly light novel sales ranks (from Jan 2015)
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club).
*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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Oct 15, 8:07 AM
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Seeing Slime at the top makes me happy and well i don't mind that Isekai Mahou's in the top 5.
 
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Dark_Weebs said:
It would be good if there is a second season for Classroom of the Elite …

I would rather have a reboot than a S2 tbh if the fact that the anime deviated a lot from the LN is true. Not sure how they're gonna continue into S2 if that's the case.
 
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Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Gaiden



Technically the name is even longer than that :
Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~ Kizokuin Gaiden Ichinensei


The release date is listed as being the 10/10 yet it's making it in the top 30 list of 10/1 to 10/7 week lolmao. <3


I'm definitely buying it, although the price is clearly abusive for this one. It's less than 300 pages for 1,2k yen, they're abusing the franchise's popularity with this gaiden's price and that's not cool.

So I'm still buying because the writing and characters are awesome (And TO books knows we're still going to buy it, sigh); but hoping that overpricing stuff won't happen again.
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Yeah, the prices are ridiculous, take Arifureta vs DanMachi or laughable thickness of KonoSuba (for example), but they cost the same (freaking bureaucrats). I'm tired of this, going to switch to digital format soon enough.
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Sadly, Nisio Isin LN's are not in the digital format anymore.
 
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DejectedVessel said:
Yeah, the prices are ridiculous, take Arifureta vs DanMachi or laughable thickness of KonoSuba (for example), but they cost the same (freaking bureaucrats). I'm tired of this, going to switch to digital format soon enough.


TBF all three are bunkobon and they're still pretty cheap (600 to 850 yen afaik).

Honzuki is in shinsho so the price is higher by easily 400 yen in average for that format to begin with. So when they abuse on top of this by putting it at 1k2 for less than 300 pages, it hurts.

NisiOisiN is often published with kodansha box and kodansha box are freaking rip off indeed.
 
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Zefyris said:
DejectedVessel said:
Yeah, the prices are ridiculous, take Arifureta vs DanMachi or laughable thickness of KonoSuba (for example), but they cost the same (freaking bureaucrats). I'm tired of this, going to switch to digital format soon enough.


TBF all three are bunkobon and they're still pretty cheap (600 to 850 yen afaik).

Honzuki is in shinsho so the price is higher by easily 400 yen in average for that format to begin with. So when they abuse on top of this by putting it at 1k2 for less than 300 pages, it hurts.

NisiOisiN is often published with kodansha box and kodansha box are freaking rip off indeed.
Well..sadly here in the US, pretty much all LN's are released by Yen Press or Seven Seas. (Vertical is the only publisher here that publish only Nisio Isin LN's in Bunkobon or close to it)
Here is the comparison: Bunkobon and Yen Press size comparison

I wish we have all the LN's in Bunkobon format, I love small format books!(I mean look at Arifureta book it is big as hell, it's not even comfortable to hold it while reading in any position, except if it's on the table or so). *Edit: Yōjo Senki and Overlord books are huge also.

Also, in the recent podcast, J-Novel Club owner Sam Pinansky said that even Japan now moving from small format to a bigger one...sigh
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DejectedVessel said:
Zefyris said:


TBF all three are bunkobon and they're still pretty cheap (600 to 850 yen afaik).

Honzuki is in shinsho so the price is higher by easily 400 yen in average for that format to begin with. So when they abuse on top of this by putting it at 1k2 for less than 300 pages, it hurts.

NisiOisiN is often published with kodansha box and kodansha box are freaking rip off indeed.
Well..sadly here in the US, pretty much all LN's are released by Yen Press or Seven Seas. (Vertical is the only publisher here that publish only Nisio Isin LN's in Bunkobon or close to it)
Here is the comparison: Bunkobon and Yen Press size comparison

I wish we have all the LN's in Bunkobon format, I love small format books!(I mean look at Arifureta book it is big as hell, it's not even comfortable to hold it while reading in any position, except if it's on the table or so). *Edit: Yōjo Senki and Overlord books are huge also.

Also, in the recent podcast, J-Novel Club owner Sam Pinansky said that even Japan now moving from small format to a bigger one...sigh

Yeah I've listened to that podcast. it's not really moving that much tbh, it's relative. There was barely any and now there's more, mainly because several titles in those shinsho format editions were very succesful so more money = more books released by those editions.
Youjo Senki and Overlord being two shinsho release part of that current success btw; since those two are big even in japan (and therefore cost between 1k and 1k4 yens depending of the size).
it's not a rip off in that case tho, the number of page is good.
What I was complaining about the gaiden from honzuki above is that they published a volume quite a bit shorter than usual but didn't lower the pricetag at all.

Aye english releases are another problem I'm afraid. There are not enough peoples buying to really rentabilise the purchase of each license with low price volumes.
Bunkobon is nice but I actually enjoy Shinsho format as well, it's not as easy to carry around, but it's nicer to read so it's especially satisfying when it's some of your favourite series.
 
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Slime <3 Go, Rimuru!
 
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Zefyris said:

Aye english releases are another problem I'm afraid. There are not enough peoples buying to really rentabilise the purchase of each license with low price volumes.
Bunkobon is nice but I actually enjoy Shinsho format as well, it's not as easy to carry around, but it's nicer to read so it's especially satisfying when it's some of your favourite series.

In our (J-Novel Club)'s print releases, we'll be sticking to 182x128mm shinsho format (actually a tiny bit shorter, it's Japanese B6 size), and we'll use a light, higher quality paper so ~300 pages will be around 14 mm spine width. They are designed to be easily holdable in one hand since I also think the English releases are just too damn big.
Going down to Bunkou sized just doesn't work for english text I'm afraid. You end up with books that are too thick IMO or font that's a little too small.
 
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