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Here are the weekly Manga and Light Novel rankings for January 20th - 26th

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

Manga
*1. 263,204 *,434,426 Kuroshitsuji Vol.18
*2. 198,064 *,467,735 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.20
*3. 171,066 *,171,066 Giant Killing Vol.30
*4. 130,175 *,367,634 Detective Conan Vol.82
*5. 117,310 *,117,310 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.4
*6. 114,271 *,115,358 Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.17
*7. 106,795 *,262,236 Kingdom Vol.33
*8. *93,656 *,242,136 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.2
*9. *78,148 *,172,921 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.10
10. *63,716 *,464,834 Ao Haru Ride Vol.9

11. *55,321 *,667,265 Gin no Saji Vol.10
12. *47,830 *,*47,830 5-ji kara 9-ji made Vol.8
13. *47,795 *,*47,795 Gurazeni Vol.13
14. *47,655 *,108,630 Koe no Katachi Vol.2
15. *46,387 *,102,068 Shura no Mon: Dai Ni Mon Vol.11
16. *43,223 *,*94,087 Area no Kishi Vol.39
17. *42,469 *,*42,469 Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi Vol.6
18. *41,552 *,338,696 Mix Vol.4
19. *39,577 *,255,992 Otoyomegatari Vol.6
20. *38,947 *,*38,947 Kaichou Shima Kousaku Vol.1

21. *37,595 *,*37,595 Switch Girl!! Vol.24
22. *37,121 *,*37,121 Akame ga Kill Vol.9
23. *37,063 *,*37,063 Nagasarete Airantou Vol.23
24. *35,499 *,246,516 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Vol.13
25. *33,187 *,*33,424 Otoriyose Ouji Ida Yoshimi Vol.4
26. *33,171 *,*33,171 Pin to Kona Vol.11
27. *31,991 *,*65,362 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.5
28. *31,865 *,*66,909 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.26
29. *31,547 *,*31,700 Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Vol.6
30. *31,349 *,*67,856 Baby Steps Vol.29

Rank 31-50


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 170,056 170,056 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.5
*2. *29,059 *29,059 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.8
*3. *18,677 164,037 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan
*4. *17,641 *31,633 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.7
*5. *14,542 132,181 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Vol.9
*6. *13,983 *13,983 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.5
*7. *11,678 *11,678 Re:Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
*8. *11,429 *11,429 Meiyaku no Leviathan Vol.4
*9. *10,973 *10,973 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.4
10. *10,792 *10,792 Mushoku Tensei - Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.1

11. *10,823 *68,594 Durarara!! Vol.13
12. **8,884 *16,101 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.3
13. **8,843 *17,322 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.10
14. **6,930 **6,930 Kakuritsu Sousakan Mikoshiba Gakuto: Himitsu no Game
15. **6,224 **6,224 Sate, Game Guard wo Kouryaku Shiyou ka.
16. **6,016 **6,016 Soukyuu no Lapis Lazuli Vol.6
17. **5,828 **5,828 Riot Grasper - Isekai de Skill Tottemasu Vol.2
18. **5,864 **5,864 Sendai Yuusha wa Inkyo Shitai Vol.2
19. **5,570 *10,026 Romnia Teikoku Koubouki Vol.2
20. **5,291 *10,280 Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken Vol.7.5

21. **5,149 **5,149 Reinousha Minato Vol.7
22. **4,885 278,805 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.2
23. **4,850 **9,400 Burgund Haneiyuutan Vol.4

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Lower than expected first week for the new biblia volume, even if it is only 3 days of sales.

Last volume sold 225k in the same number of days.
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club including weekly series ranks etc). <-- No longer being updated. Sorry.
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Nice to see Magi and Sinbad doing well(just started reading it). A bit sad to see Akame ga kill sales, even though they are very stable, when the anime just got announced. Hopefully the anime will be awesome!
Does anyone have a clue as to when the next volume of Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei will come out?
 
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No manga I really read in the top 10...
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No wonder Kuroshitsuji is getting another adaptation. Also can't wait till Tokyo Ghoul starts airing it looks like it's going to be really good.
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*2. 198,064 *,467,735 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.20
*8. *93,656 *,242,136 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.2
33. *28,445 *,*70,301 Magi: Labyrinth of Magic - Illustrated Encyclopedia
*7. 106,795 *,262,236 Kingdom Vol.33

I wholeheartedly approve of this.
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*1. 263,204 *,434,426 Kuroshitsuji Vol.18
*2. 198,064 *,467,735 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.20
14. *47,655 *,108,630 Koe no Katachi Vol.2
22. *37,121 *,*37,121 Akame ga Kill Vol.9
24. *35,499 *,246,516 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Vol.13
38. *26,040 1,655,847 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.11
43. *22,785 *,636,292 Ao no Exorcist Vol.12
40. *24,229 *,600,605 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.7
45. *22,568 *,*22,568 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn -Bande Dessinee- Vol.10

I'm happy for these but has One Punch Man not release a volume in awhile? I haven't been seeing it in the rankings lately.
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I'm happy for these but has One Punch Man not release a volume in awhile? I haven't been seeing it in the rankings lately.


Last volume came out 4th December, and ranked on 23-29th December week. That's quite recently so I wouldn't expect another volume just yet. The volumes of that series seem to come out roughly every 4 months.
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club including weekly series ranks etc). <-- No longer being updated. Sorry.
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Dat Nozaki-kun! Great! Also, I've recently read this news, so I think an anime (5 minutes? xD) is about to come... That would be nice =3=
And also, I still can't believe Sakamoto desu ga. It's incredible o.o
 
Jan 29, 2014 2:04 PM
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Mecasonic said:
twedayy said:
Does anyone have a clue as to when the next volume of Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei will come out?

It won't come out until April at least. It seems that AMW are delaying volume 13's release so that it happens after the anime aired.
Ok, thanks for the info! :)
 
Jan 29, 2014 2:48 PM

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14. *47,655 *,108,630 Koe no Katachi Vol.2


Very happy to see Koe no Katachi reach 100K in it's 2nd volume! The sky is the limit for this touching and impressive manga!
 
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Awesome to see Magi, Detective Conan, Giant Killing, Area no Kishi and Gin no Saji ranking :D

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Wooh? *_* Nice, Reinousha Minato 7 is out, I completely missed that release. WIth biblia 5, that makes 2 LN volumes released this week that I'll have to buy, heh.
Nice week, especially considering how much Reinousha Minato is good :>
Oh, and seeing it managing to get into the ranking is always nice as well.
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*1. 263,204 *,434,426Kuroshitsuji Vol.18
22. **4,885 278,805Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.2
11. *10,823 *68,594Durarara!! Vol.13
48. *21,605 *,*21,605Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.10
43. *22,785 *,636,292 Ao no Exorcist Vol.12
It's Great! Thanks for the good news Snowi-chan ^^
 
 
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*170,056 170,056 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.5
I wonder if people stop buying volumes if they know it's almost certain it will get an anime cause every volume drops a lot.

This *26,258 *,*26,258 Cooking Papa Vol.126
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three volumes of Shingeki no Kyojin on the chart c:

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Magi <3

Also, I think there was a domain registered for this manga recently:
*5. 117,310 *,117,310 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.4


Seeing Sinbad manga up there also makes me quite happy. I wonder how the Akame ga Kill's sales will be influenced once the anime starts airing soon.
 
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Also, I think there was a domain registered for this manga recently:
*5. 117,310 *,117,310 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.4


Yeah, I heard about that as well! I definitely do hope my dreams come true and it gets an anime; that would be great.
 
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Cool to see Gekkan up there, relatively unknown but by the mangaka of Oresama Teacher, I gave it a chance and it had some great laughs.
 
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Snow said:

14. *47,655 *,108,630 Koe no Katachi Vol.2


Very happy to see Koe no Katachi reach 100K in it's 2nd volume! The sky is the limit for this touching and impressive manga!


Same, delighted to see that its growing in popularity. Definitely not your typical romance\SOL manga.
 
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*170,056 170,056 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.5
I wonder if people stop buying volumes if they know it's almost certain it will get an anime cause every volume drops a lot.


but Biblia already got massive boost when the Drama aired.
 
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Vanadis vol 8 is out? I need to catch up then since I'm still on volume 5.
Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
 
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wonder if Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou will get an anime!
 
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The low sales for Akame Ga Kill remind me that sometimes the Japanese still have some taste left.
Steel Ball Run anime when?
 
 
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lol the copies jump from 6 digits to 5 between the #1 and two for light novels,
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Does anyone know when Karneval is releasing a new chapter?
It's nice to see Magi and Tokyo Ghoul doing well!
Sorry! I must admit I am confused most of the time.
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lol the copies jump from 6 digits to 5 between the #1 and two for light novels,


Do you know just how rare a 6 digit week is for light novels?

Biblia is by far the bestselling light novel series that is actively releasing volumes (although this isn't as clear cut now as it used to be).

Here's a list of every single 100k+ first week sales of light novels in the last year, along with the number of days that week covered:
170k Biblia 5 - 3 days (20-26/1)
172k SAO progressive 2 - 6 days (9-15/12)
111k index new testament 8 - 6 days (9-15/9)
115k kagerou days 4 - 5 days (26/8-1/9)
110k kuroko no basket replace 4 - 5 days (29/7-4/8)
156k juuni kokushi hiisho no tori - 5 days (24-30/6)
125k oreimo 12 - 3 days (3-9/6)
147k kagerou days 3 - 6 days (27/5-2/6)
118k koyomimonogatari - 7 days (20-26/5)
187k SAO vol 12 - 5 days (8-14/4)
225k Biblia 4 - 3 days (18-24/2)

Biblia vol 4 and SAO volume 13 are the only volumes to have sold 100k in their second week in that time (SAO 13 narrowly missed out on 100k+ in its first week). As far as I am aware no light novel has ever sold 100k+ copies in a week after its second (although Moshidora may have done - I can't find any sources of data from the time which include it).
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Rock on, Baby Steps & Otoyomegatari.
 
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1. 263,204 *,434,426 Kuroshitsuji Vol.18

No wonder there's a new season coming out the manga is selling really well.

*7. 106,795 *,262,236 Kingdom Vol.33
*5. *14,542 132,181 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Vol.9

kingdom and Index still selling good
 
 
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The low sales for Akame Ga Kill remind me that sometimes the Japanese still have some taste left.


+1

And I feel that Otoyomegatari should switch sales numbers with Sakamoto. I like the latter but the former deserves more IMO, due to the quality. Otoyomegatari is like a love letter to excellence, both in art and story.


Waiting for dat Vinland Saga anime announcement ever since September, Kodansha...
 
 
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Xinception said:
Nidhoeggr said:
The low sales for Akame Ga Kill remind me that sometimes the Japanese still have some taste left.


+1

And I feel that Otoyomegatari should switch sales numbers with Sakamoto. I like the latter but the former deserves more IMO, due to the quality. Otoyomegatari is like a love letter to excellence, both in art and story.


Waiting for dat Vinland Saga anime announcement ever since September, Kodansha...


I am not sure if VS would work as an anime, same for Vagabond and a lot of other titles.
I am happy both Otoyomegatari and Sakamoto do well, though.
Steel Ball Run anime when?
 
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Nidhoeggr said:
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The low sales for Akame Ga Kill remind me that sometimes the Japanese still have some taste left.


+1

And I feel that Otoyomegatari should switch sales numbers with Sakamoto. I like the latter but the former deserves more IMO, due to the quality. Otoyomegatari is like a love letter to excellence, both in art and story.


Waiting for dat Vinland Saga anime announcement ever since September, Kodansha...


I am not sure if VS would work as an anime, same for Vagabond and a lot of other titles.
I am happy both Otoyomegatari and Sakamoto do well, though.


Vinland Saga could work, IMO. Vinland Saga to me is divided into parts:


Could work. And Vagabond, just pitch it to NHK, since it's historical and all and thus might be tagged as 'educational', just like Kingdom. Just cut out all the sex scenes.
 
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If you're really trying to pitch an adaptation of VS, isn't a movie (trilogy that starts with one exploratory) a better idea? Saint Young Men totaled about 191 million yen in box office receipts alone, and while the VS manga is maybe a quarter as popular as that was pre-movie, you can make a budget anime movie on 50 million yen. TV might tell the story better, but I think a movie could be an easier budget bomb to swallow (especially if it could boost manga sales like anime often do).
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I think the problem with a Vinland Saga anime is that there's no easy place for a 1 cour series to end at. The first part of the series lasts until chapter 54, which would be very difficult to reach even for a 2 cour series. You can probably end the anime just after the Thorfinn - Thorkell fight but even that is all the way till chapter 42. And it would suck for an VS anime to end any earlier. That plus the fact that the series doesn't seem to be the type Otakus will go mad about means that a VS anime would be a huge, extremely risky investment for the production committee guys.

Someone in Hollywood should do a Vinland Saga movie trilogy instead, that would probably work perfectly and has a high chance of making money.
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I think the problem with a Vinland Saga anime is that there's no easy place for a 1 cour series to end at. The first part of the series lasts until chapter 54, which would be very difficult to reach even for a 2 cour series. You can probably end the anime just after the Thorfinn - Thorkell fight but even that is all the way till chapter 42. And it would suck for an VS anime to end any earlier. That plus the fact that the series doesn't seem to be the type Otakus will go mad about means that a VS anime would be a huge, extremely risky investment for the production committee guys.

Someone in Hollywood should do a Vinland Saga movie trilogy instead, that would probably work perfectly and has a high chance of making money.


I think it might work with VS airing in NHK, like Kingdom and the Vagabond example I hypothesized. But the problem here is that Vagabond has historical elements as it's main themes, aka Musashi Miyamoto, while VS just uses it as a setting to tell Thorfinn's story. Then again, Kingdom.

And since you brought up the movie thing.... James Cameron, I am counting on you, after you finish Battle Angel Alita.
 
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I added Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, 5-ji kara 9-ji made, Area no Kishi, and Switch Girl!! on my plan to read list :3
 
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really hope the anime of Tokyo Ghoul increases sales a lot.I also hope the anime gets to a good enough point to show the shear amount of badassery that the main character amounts to.
 
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