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The weekly manga and light novels rankings for October 21st - 27th

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

Manga

*1. 387,520 387,520 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.20
*2. 248,629 248,629 Vagabond Vol.36
*3. 238,039 238,039 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.22
*4. 218,933 218,933 Inu x Boku SS Vol.10
*5. 190,604 580,119 Gin no Saji Vol.9
*6. 183,837 183,837 xxxHOLiC: Rei Vol.1
*7. 182,609 401,502 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.19
*8. 179,431 179,431 Giant Killing Vol.29
*9. 157,543 358,512 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion Vol.5
10. 122,563 388,395 Fairy Tail Vol.40

11. *91,708 228,159 Kingdom Vol.32
12. *65,543 144,778 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.9
13. *63,715 184,084 Diamond no Ace Vol.38
14. *58,344 *58,344 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Vol.10
15. *58,030 188,984 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.5
16. *57,726 *57,726 Sora no Otoshimono Vol.18
17. *51,294 *51,294 Gurazeni Vol.12
18. *49,022 *51,968 Drug & Drop Vol.2
19. *43,887 *43,887 Karneval Vol.12
20. *41,430 *88,973 Love So Life Vol.13

21. *40,878 109,364 Seitokai Yakuindomo Vol.9
22. *39,722 *39,722 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki Vol.2
23. *37,808 *37,808 Kantai Collection ~KanColle~ Anthology Comic: Kure Chinjufu-hen
24. *37,032 *80,110 Oresama Teacher Vol.17
25. *36,762 626,118 Kuroko no Basket Vol.24
26. *35,224 569,158 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.6
27. *34,390 *95,750 Dear Boys Act III Vol.14
28. *33,676 103,899 Mashiro no Oto Vol.9.
29. *33,624 *99,612 Area no Kishi Vol.38
30. *30,678 *92,492 Hiyokoi Vol.11

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1, 110,518 110,518 Owarimonogatari Vol.1
*2, *30,509 *52,517 Highschool DxD Vol.16 Kagai Jugyou no Day Walker
*3, *25,348 *25,348 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.7
*4, *24,696 *24,696 Campione! Vol.15 Megami no Musuko
*5, *18,427 *18,427 Shuuen no Shiori Vol.2 Houfuku-Re:vival-
*6, *18,021 *18,021 Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! Vol.14
*7, *14,487 *22,513 Kore wa Zombie desuka? Vol.14 Hai, douse Hikikomori dakedo
*8, *12,158 *23,123 Tokyo Ravens Vol.10 Begins/Temple
*9, *10,921 *10,921 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.3
10, *10,157 *61,540 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.17

11, *10,149 *10,149 Shurabara! Vol.9
12, **9,555 116,952 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.12 Double Seven hen
13, **9,509 *23,382 Kemono no Souja Gaiden: Setsuna
14, **9,228 108,224 Accel World Vol.15 -Owari to Hajimari-
15, **9,203 *15,443 Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! Vol.8
16, **9,042 **9,042 Ore to Ichino no Game Doukoukai Katsudou Nisshi Vol.10
17, **8,905 *15,183 Dai Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.14 Ken no Ichizoku no Kokuhaku
18, **8,059 *54,098 KanColle Hakusho -Kantai Collection: Official Book-
19, **7,654 **7,654 Servant x Service Official Fanbook ~Oshigoto no Jikan~
20, **7,119 **7,119 Soukyuu no Lapis Lazuli Vol.5

21, **6,762 **6,762 Flesh & Blood Vol.21
22, **6,720 **6,720 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.2
23, **6,666 *76,288 Omoide no Toki Shurishimasu Vol.2 Ashita wo Ugokasu Hakuruma
24, **5,767 *83,379 Kantai Collection -KanColle- Chinjufu Seikatsu no Susume Vol.1

Source: Oricon Youtaiju
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Wow, that's a lot of new volumes released for the week~
 
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*1, 110,518 110,518 Owarimonogatari

It is not just number one in novel chart but it is number one in the chart of all books (except manga).


18, **8,059 *54,098 KanColle Hakusho -Kantai Collection: Official Book-
24, **5,767 *83,379 Kantai Collection -KanColle- Chinjufu Seikatsu no Susume Vol.1

Both the official and the unofficial guidebook of KanColle ranked. Yes!

And this too:

23. *37,808 *37,808 Kantai Collection ~KanColle~ Anthology Comic: Kure Chinjufu-hen

The second KanColle anthology !!
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Shingeki seems to have dropped out completely now after months of dominating the manga sales.
Good to see Campione and DxD there. Can't wait to read them.
Mahouka and AW still selling well for the 3rd week.
And Owarimonogatari strong. You'd think it's the final volume because of Owari(end) in the title. So is it ending already since it's the final season?
 
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*6, *18,021 *18,021 Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! Vol.14

Second season when?
 
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belatkuro said:

And Owarimonogatari strong. You'd think it's the final volume because of Owari(end) in the title. So is it ending already since it's the final season?
Actually there is another Owari after this Owari....
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Go, go, go, Nanatsu no Taizai.

First time I'm seeing Sidonia no Kishi in the charts. Feels good, a shame though that it isn't selling better.

Noragami <3
 
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Mahouka vol 12 is now above 9 and 10 in terms of recorded sales from the weekly rankings. Slightly more than 6k down on volume 11, though, but it will probably reach similar numbers to that next week.
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Glad to see Clamp back with Holic Rei and Drug&Drop! =w=
 
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11. *91,708 228,159 Kingdom Vol.32

not bad
 
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It's nice to see Vagabond doing well. Contrast this with the anime industry where only T&A sells and where adult characters are nonexistent.
 
 
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High School DxD LN still doing well, nice. I hope Sora no Otoshimono ranks a bit higher next time though. I should also probably try Vegabond in the future..

Thanks for the news!
 
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belatkuro said:
Shingeki seems to have dropped out completely now after months of dominating the manga sales.
Good to see Campione and DxD there. Can't wait to read them.
Mahouka and AW still selling well for the 3rd week.
And Owarimonogatari strong. You'd think it's the final volume because of Owari(end) in the title. So is it ending already since it's the final season?
The author of Campione! is still talking about the anime in the atogaki of volume 15. Sadly no mentions of season 2 that I could find. Still good novels though!

Owari is not the final one as already mentioned there are at least 2 more books coming. And it feels nothing like an ending. But it is good other than the fact that the red color of the book is wrong, more like tuna sushi than the color of the books that Kanbaru has in her warehouse which matches the other 14 I have. Anyone else complaining about the color being more like maguro than shinku?
 
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Wow Monogatari doing amazing cool.
 
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I want another Kimi ni Todoke season :(
 
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Glad to see Uchuu Kyoudai doing well.
 
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Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1, 110,518 110,518 Owarimonogatari Vol.1

Awesome.
 
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My usual "what i only care about" list from above (manga only):
 
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I'll never understand people fanboying other Kimi ni Todoke. It's just your generic shoujo with typical plot and the story. Secondary charas out there are good but author almost doesn't give a damn about them.
 
 
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I want another Kimi ni Todoke season :(

This. Since the manga is selling so good i don't se a reason why they shouldn't make a third season.
 
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*6, *18,021 *18,021 Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! Vol.14

Second season when?


Yup I'm waiting too :3 and there are many more :3
 
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Kimi ni Todoke S3 when?

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Higashi_no_Kaze said:
I want another Kimi ni Todoke season :(

This. Since the manga is selling so good i don't se a reason why they shouldn't make a third season.


And if memory serves the anime sold pretty well too. The second season averaged out at 6,775, which is really good for a shoujo (compare to Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Skip Beat, Kamisama Hajimemashite)
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Kimi ni Todoke S3 when?

Chibi-Alice said:
Higashi_no_Kaze said:
I want another Kimi ni Todoke season :(

This. Since the manga is selling so good i don't se a reason why they shouldn't make a third season.


And if memory serves the anime sold pretty well too. The second season averaged out at 6,775, which is really good for a shoujo (compare to Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Skip Beat, Kamisama Hajimemashite)
I think the problem is more that the reason why those others shows didn't sell well recently is that shoujo anime just doesn't sell well right now. With KnT manga still selling well it doesn't really need another anime season to advertise it, so why make something that will struggle to sell 2K copies in today's market? These days the female otaku buying anime seem to prefer Free! and UtaPri to anything shoujo.
 
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19. *43,887 *43,887 Karneval Vol.12


Glad that Karneval is up there in top 20.
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*3. 238,039 238,039 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.22
11. *91,708 228,159 Kingdom Vol.32


Over 200k, nice.

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hpulley said:
GarLogan78 said:
Kimi ni Todoke S3 when?

Chibi-Alice said:
Higashi_no_Kaze said:
I want another Kimi ni Todoke season :(

This. Since the manga is selling so good i don't se a reason why they shouldn't make a third season.


And if memory serves the anime sold pretty well too. The second season averaged out at 6,775, which is really good for a shoujo (compare to Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Skip Beat, Kamisama Hajimemashite)
I think the problem is more that the reason why those others shows didn't sell well recently is that shoujo anime just doesn't sell well right now. With KnT manga still selling well it doesn't really need another anime season to advertise it, so why make something that will struggle to sell 2K copies in today's market? These days the female otaku buying anime seem to prefer Free! and UtaPri to anything shoujo.


I thought even for the time Kimi ni Todoke was selling well for its genre type. I didn't think that shoujo was on the decline, more like it never sold well in the first place.
 
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DxD vol 16 translation is still on progress. I hope it stay for another week in sale.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
 
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I was wondering, which product has a higher price? LN or Manga? Since I noticed that top popular LNs like New Testament or Monogatari sales are at most, 1/5 of popular mangas, like say Silver Spoon, Kuroko, et cetera...
 
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I was wondering, which product has a higher price? LN or Manga? Since I noticed that top popular LNs like New Testament or Monogatari sales are at most, 1/5 of popular mangas, like say Silver Spoon, Kuroko, et cetera...
Monogatari is NOT a light novel. It is larger format, has a box with illustration and costs 1500 yen/copy. Hard cover novels cost a similar amount.

Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more.

Best selling manga do sell more than best selling novels. Not really surprising that more people buy comics than novels. You can read manga very quickly, novels take longer, more of a time investment.
 
 
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I'll never understand people fanboying other Kimi ni Todoke. It's just your generic shoujo with typical plot and the story. Secondary charas out there are good but author almost doesn't give a damn about them.

Clearly don't understand the appeal of KnT ^. People will only like it when they actually have the time to spend on the slow development, in contrast to what the people now want - Confession in the first chapter, sex in the fifth chapter.

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I want another Kimi ni Todoke season :(

I much prefer Skip Beat s2
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10. 122,563 388,395 Fairy Tail Vol.40


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Higashi_no_Kaze said:
I want another Kimi ni Todoke season :(

I much prefer Skip Beat s2


You'll see me pray for that in the weeks that the Skip beat manga ranks highly ;)
 
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Kuroko no basket would definitely have been in the top 10, had it not been for all those stupid threats. I really hope the culprit is caught and punished >:(
 
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hpulley said:
Xinception said:
I was wondering, which product has a higher price? LN or Manga? Since I noticed that top popular LNs like New Testament or Monogatari sales are at most, 1/5 of popular mangas, like say Silver Spoon, Kuroko, et cetera...
Monogatari is NOT a light novel. It is larger format, has a box with illustration and costs 1500 yen/copy. Hard cover novels cost a similar amount.

Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more.

Best selling manga do sell more than best selling novels. Not really surprising that more people buy comics than novels. You can read manga very quickly, novels take longer, more of a time investment.


so manga should be more profitable than light novel ?
i would rather be a Mangaka then.
 
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oh wow Owarimonogatari. <3
 
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hpulley said:
Xinception said:
I was wondering, which product has a higher price? LN or Manga? Since I noticed that top popular LNs like New Testament or Monogatari sales are at most, 1/5 of popular mangas, like say Silver Spoon, Kuroko, et cetera...
Monogatari is NOT a light novel. It is larger format, has a box with illustration and costs 1500 yen/copy. Hard cover novels cost a similar amount.

Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more.

Best selling manga do sell more than best selling novels. Not really surprising that more people buy comics than novels. You can read manga very quickly, novels take longer, more of a time investment.


so manga should be more profitable than light novel ?
i would rather be a Mangaka then.


Drawing is more time-consuming than writing, I'd say. They often need assistants for the backgrounds and such just to keep schedule, and those don't work for free I assume. And seeing how one manga volume costs less than one LN volume I'm not sure I follow the math here.
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
I'll never understand people fanboying other Kimi ni Todoke. It's just your generic shoujo with typical plot and the story. Secondary charas out there are good but author almost doesn't give a damn about them.

Clearly don't understand the appeal of KnT ^. People will only like it when they actually have the time to spend on the slow development, in contrast to what the people now want - Confession in the first chapter, sex in the fifth chapter.


To fat. It's not slow, It's extremely slow. Plus I tired of this typical shoujo clishes "prince fell for good but not valued girl" with your typical twists to prolong the story as much as you can to sold more volumes. I just don't want to post every shoujo cliché which was used there. You know them all yourself. There are tons of such a manga and I really don't see why KnT is so much better in the eyes of audience.
 
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Higashi_no_Kaze said:
DinadanCarleon said:
hpulley said:
Xinception said:
I was wondering, which product has a higher price? LN or Manga? Since I noticed that top popular LNs like New Testament or Monogatari sales are at most, 1/5 of popular mangas, like say Silver Spoon, Kuroko, et cetera...
Monogatari is NOT a light novel. It is larger format, has a box with illustration and costs 1500 yen/copy. Hard cover novels cost a similar amount.

Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more.

Best selling manga do sell more than best selling novels. Not really surprising that more people buy comics than novels. You can read manga very quickly, novels take longer, more of a time investment.


so manga should be more profitable than light novel ?
i would rather be a Mangaka then.


Drawing is more time-consuming than writing, I'd say. They often need assistants for the backgrounds and such just to keep schedule, and those don't work for free I assume. And seeing how one manga volume costs less than one LN volume I'm not sure I follow the math here.


Like Higashi_no_Kaze said, doing manga is alot more time-consuming and tiring than doing LN. You should read Bakuman since it cover mostly everything you'd need to know about manga industry.

 
 
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Some manga is written by one person and drawn by another. Nisioisin just wrote Medaka Box for example. Some artists sometimes write and draw but other times just draw.

Manga is usually serialized. Novels less so, probably easier without weekly or monthly release pressure but light novels are still very fast paced. If only novels came out this fast in the west... We wait years for sequels here.

A good number of mangaka work on several simultaneously but few novelists seem to do this until they are starting a new one when the last and first may come out at the same time.

I suspect novels are cheaper to print but more pages might make them similar.
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
ToG25thBaam said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
I'll never understand people fanboying other Kimi ni Todoke. It's just your generic shoujo with typical plot and the story. Secondary charas out there are good but author almost doesn't give a damn about them.

Clearly don't understand the appeal of KnT ^. People will only like it when they actually have the time to spend on the slow development, in contrast to what the people now want - Confession in the first chapter, sex in the fifth chapter.


To fat. It's not slow, It's extremely slow. Plus I tired of this typical shoujo clishes "prince fell for good but not valued girl" with your typical twists to prolong the story as much as you can to sold more volumes. I just don't want to post every shoujo cliché which was used there. You know them all yourself. There are tons of such a manga and I really don't see why KnT is so much better in the eyes of audience.

Well there is also because it is one of the starting shoujo romance that was actually good in the past. I mean, take a look at Kaichou wa Maid-sama, it's cliche, but it was so popular because it was done in the past, and not the recent years.

Not saying that it's popularity is not justified though.
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Owarimonogatari stronk!
Oh gawd, i need to read this

 
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Owarimonogatari may even end up being three novels! In the last line of the atogaki, Nisioisin says he's thinks he can try hard to avoid doing a middle volume between the first and last ones but that tells me he actually thinks it will need a middle volume... so Monogatari may not be over for a while yet:
このあと物語は下巻へと続くわけですけれど、上巻と下巻との間に中巻が挟まらないように頑張りたいと思います。
 
 
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Higashi_no_Kaze said:
DinadanCarleon said:
hpulley said:
Xinception said:
I was wondering, which product has a higher price? LN or Manga? Since I noticed that top popular LNs like New Testament or Monogatari sales are at most, 1/5 of popular mangas, like say Silver Spoon, Kuroko, et cetera...
Monogatari is NOT a light novel. It is larger format, has a box with illustration and costs 1500 yen/copy. Hard cover novels cost a similar amount.

Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more.

Best selling manga do sell more than best selling novels. Not really surprising that more people buy comics than novels. You can read manga very quickly, novels take longer, more of a time investment.


so manga should be more profitable than light novel ?
i would rather be a Mangaka then.


Drawing is more time-consuming than writing, I'd say. They often need assistants for the backgrounds and such just to keep schedule, and those don't work for free I assume. And seeing how one manga volume costs less than one LN volume I'm not sure I follow the math here.


he says " Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more. "

LN and Manga costs the same.
 
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see, that's why i love monogatari so much. :)
i lack on english but, i want to speak!
 
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DinadanCarleon said:
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DinadanCarleon said:
hpulley said:
Xinception said:
I was wondering, which product has a higher price? LN or Manga? Since I noticed that top popular LNs like New Testament or Monogatari sales are at most, 1/5 of popular mangas, like say Silver Spoon, Kuroko, et cetera...
Monogatari is NOT a light novel. It is larger format, has a box with illustration and costs 1500 yen/copy. Hard cover novels cost a similar amount.

Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more.

Best selling manga do sell more than best selling novels. Not really surprising that more people buy comics than novels. You can read manga very quickly, novels take longer, more of a time investment.


so manga should be more profitable than light novel ?
i would rather be a Mangaka then.


Drawing is more time-consuming than writing, I'd say. They often need assistants for the backgrounds and such just to keep schedule, and those don't work for free I assume. And seeing how one manga volume costs less than one LN volume I'm not sure I follow the math here.


he says " Most light novels and manga are 400-700 yen or so but some can be more. "

LN and Manga costs the same.


I figured Manga were more on the 400 yen side and LNs more on the 700 yen side. But yeah, you're probably right. Still I'm pretty sure it's less time-consuming to produce a volume of LN than a volume of Manga.
 
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*1, 110,518 110,518 Owarimonogatari Vol.1
*2, *30,509 *52,517 Highschool DxD Vol.16 Kagai Jugyou no Day Walker

My favorites on top!
 
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Higashi_no_Kaze said:

I figured Manga were more on the 400 yen side and LNs more on the 700 yen side. But yeah, you're probably right. Still I'm pretty sure it's less time-consuming to produce a volume of LN than a volume of Manga.


There are plenty of manga that cost well over 700 yen (eg. yuru yuri 900 yuyushiki 860), whereas light novels are typically around 600-650.

I'd say manga probably has slightly higher average prices from my experience, but they're fairly similar - but manga seems to vary a lot more than LN do.
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kuuderes_shadow said:
Higashi_no_Kaze said:

I figured Manga were more on the 400 yen side and LNs more on the 700 yen side. But yeah, you're probably right. Still I'm pretty sure it's less time-consuming to produce a volume of LN than a volume of Manga.


There are plenty of manga that cost well over 700 yen (eg. yuru yuri 900 yuyushiki 860), whereas light novels are typically around 600-650.


That makes more sense, thanks for clearing that up.
 
 
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Manga page size, partial color, etc. vary a lot more than light novels which have a very strict bunko format to be called light novels. Those outside of that classification of light novel are more while manga actually covers tankobon and many other formats.
 
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hpulley said:
Manga page size, partial color, etc. vary a lot more than light novels which have a very strict bunko format to be called light novels. Those outside of that classification of light novel are more while manga actually covers tankobon and many other formats.


Interesting, I always figured to must be some kind of mostly arbitrary criteria for LNs to set them apart from all the other kinds of novels there are.
 
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