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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for November 5th - 11th

by Snow
Nov 17, 2012 11:51 PM | 29 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for November 5th - 11th

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

Manga
*1, *,632,835 2,188,559 One Piece Vol.68
*2, *,120,996 *,464,489 Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol.13 Limited Edition
*3, *,102,201 *,230,021 New Prince of Tennis Vol.9
*4, *,*87,317 *,208,375 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.1
*5, *,*69,764 *,154,203 SKET Dance Vol.27
*6, *,*68,788 *,*70,358 Hanasakeru Seishounen: Tokubetsu-hen Vol.3
*7, *,*67,034 *,471,611 Kuroshitsuji Vol.15
*8, *,*52,815 *,*52,815 Yume no Shizuku Ougon no Kago Vol.3
*9, *,*52,213 *,126,156 Nisekoi Vol.4
10, *,*50,208 *,*50,208 7Seeds Vol.23

11, *,*49,353 *,*49,791 Koi Dano Ai Dano Vol.5
12, *,*45,275 *,*45,275 One Piece: The 19th Log
13, *,*36,329 *,256,145 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol.8
14, *,*35,921 *,*35,921 Kangoku Gakuen Vol.6
15, *,*33,118 *,132,863 I Am a Hero Vol.10
16, *,*32,135 *,*32,135 Sankarea Vol.7
17, *,*31,086 *,*31,086 Kaze Densetsu Bukkomi no Taku Vol.21
18, *,*30,149 *,*30,149 Higanjima: Saigo no 47 hiai Vol.8
19, *,*29,764 *,335,924 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.20
20, *,*29,029 *,226,023 K-ON! Highschool

21, *,*28,493 *,415,145 Vagabond Vol.34
22, *,*28,153 *,*28,153 Break Blade Vol.11
23, *,*27,687 *,*27,687 Drop OG Vol.4
24, *,*27,590 *,369,855 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.19
25, *,*27,389 *,*27,389 Witch Craft Works Vol.4
26, *,*27,261 *,*27,261 Coppelion Vol.16
27, *,*26,908 *,*27,227 Junai Labyrinth Vol.7
28, *,*25,933 *,*25,933 Hakaiju Vol.8
29, *,*25,623 *,*58,333 Binbougami ga! Vol.14
30, *,*23,982 *,*86,768 Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt Vol.1


Rank 31-50


Light Novels
*1, 21,499 *21,499 Shakugan no Shana S Vol.3
*2, 14,389 *14,389 Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu
*3, 12,751 *30,099 Naruto Jinraiden
*4, 12,736 *12,736 Intellivilledge no Zashikiwarashi Vol.2
*5, 11,221 240,659 Sword Art Online Progressive Vol.1
*6, 10,756 *10,756 Tokage no Oh Vol.4
*7, *9,017 **9,017 Kanojo wa Tsukkomareru noga Suki! Vol.8
*8, *8,260 **8,260 Kanpeki na Level 99 nado Sonzaishinai
*9, *7,757 **7,757 Tenkyo no Alderamin Vol.2
10, *7,299 396,170 Sword Art Online Vol.4

11, *7,264 172,677 Kagerou Days Vol.2
12, *7,166 408,466 Sword Art Online Vol.3
13, *6,937 504,675 Sword Art Online Vol.1
14, *6,564 355,644 Sword Art Online Vol.5
15, *6,430 339,185 Sword Art Online Vol.6
16, *6,397 116,920 JOJOmenon
17, *6,133 *43,102 To LOVE-Ru Darkness Art Book Venus
18, *6,031 432,442 Sword Art Online Vol.2
19, *6,019 316,720 Sword Art Online Vol.7
20, *5,648 311,108 Sword Art Online Vol.8

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

One Pece volume 67 finally broke the usual 3 mil, but it's probably over by now, since we're getting quite far away from the Marineford arc and timeskip. I predict for a while they'll get 2-2,5 mil, which is still amazing.

Assassination Classroom is doing astonishing!

Nov 20, 2012 3:50 AM by TheCtes

no surprise about which manga is up there leading

Nov 19, 2012 11:50 AM by Mr_Gutts

no surprise about which manga is up there leading

Nov 19, 2012 11:50 AM by Mr_Gutts

SAO dominating the Novel Charts once again.

Nov 18, 2012 3:46 PM by Hikarusuke

Nice to see Kuroshitsuji up there. I am enjoying the hell (no pun intended) out of it. I had no idea what I was missing.

Nov 18, 2012 3:01 PM by TerrorH3ctor

Wonder what "Hanasakeru Seishounen: Tokubetsu-hen" is about... Seemed quite popular, being no.6 in the list.. The girl on the avatar of this title's MAL page looks like she has some Laginay (Raginei?) blood.. She gives off an aura that is similar to as Lumati and Kajika..

Wow Sword Art Online is dominating the Light Novels sales!!

Ohh and "Yume no Shizuku Ougon (kin) no Kago" is quite popular! Well it is written by Chie Shinohara... I can't wait to read this, looks interesting!

Nov 18, 2012 11:49 AM by blue-y

3 cheers for AssClass! I'm glad it's doing so well. Matsui definitely has a knack for creating unique stories and characters. I think that's the whole charm of it- it's a fresh concept amongst all the other shounen manga out there, wth likeable characters. (Hopefully the popularity of it will get more people to look into Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro again, which IMO deserved to be way more popular.)

Nov 18, 2012 8:37 AM by head-go-boom

Nice for One Piece, SKET Dance and Nisekoi!

Nov 18, 2012 8:23 AM by iLostReason

As expected from One Piece.

And.... Ansatsu Kyoushitsu?! I didn't know why this series sell's well. I mean, this series has random story and with strange creature protagonist...

Nov 18, 2012 7:21 AM by shizuura

assassination classroom has started with a bang :D good good
not so good binbougami ga being so low, but guess monthly mangas have an other pace in sellings

Nov 18, 2012 5:41 AM by Zeando

One Piece dominates, as it should be :P

Nov 18, 2012 4:47 AM by Pullman

Natsu12345 said:
Misdreavius said:
underoath777 said:
Well.. Still can't get why ASSCLASS is so popular, but definitely good manga.
I think that in half a year we'll already have an anime adaptation, or announcement.

Kangoku Gakuen doing pretty well. Good manga. Laughed really hard while reading it.

Maybe it's just the author, maybe the japanese love sick humour like children assassinating octopi, though I'm probably guessing it's the former.

Maybe the name of the manga contributed. Even in English if I see a manga people are calling ASSCLASS, I absolutely HAVE to check that manga out.

I don't know if I am allowed to ask this here, but what type of manga is AssClass? Is it meant to be comedic?
Yea it's comedy most of the time with some action, check its page for reviews and the synopsis.

Nov 18, 2012 4:41 AM by Candor

Misdreavius said:
underoath777 said:
Well.. Still can't get why ASSCLASS is so popular, but definitely good manga.
I think that in half a year we'll already have an anime adaptation, or announcement.

Kangoku Gakuen doing pretty well. Good manga. Laughed really hard while reading it.

Maybe it's just the author, maybe the japanese love sick humour like children assassinating octopi, though I'm probably guessing it's the former.

Maybe the name of the manga contributed. Even in English if I see a manga people are calling ASSCLASS, I absolutely HAVE to check that manga out.

I don't know if I am allowed to ask this here, but what type of manga is AssClass? Is it meant to be comedic?

Nov 18, 2012 4:26 AM by ToG25thBaam

Downgrade355 said:
Kangoku gakuen is one of the many defintions of "fucked up", not sure how the heck it managed to even sell. that shit is weird.
It's not really selling that well, but the art and the comedy is really good, though the taken to another level ecchi can get a bit disturbing..

Misdreavius said:
underoath777 said:
Well.. Still can't get why ASSCLASS is so popular, but definitely good manga.
I think that in half a year we'll already have an anime adaptation, or announcement.

Kangoku Gakuen doing pretty well. Good manga. Laughed really hard while reading it.

Maybe it's just the author, maybe the japanese love sick humour like children assassinating octopi, though I'm probably guessing it's the former.

Maybe the name of the manga contributed. Even in English if I see a manga people are calling ASSCLASS, I absolutely HAVE to check that manga out.
The cover of the first volume is unique, it attracts a lot of people. Another interesting thing in the manga is the word-play, which Japanese would find more fun and interesting than those who are reading translated versions, though just take a look at the examples we as non-japanese understood (mostly due to the translator notes at the end of each chapter); "Korostiano Ronaldo" or "Bitch-sensei" (whose name end with vich), it's really a fun read, not to mention its uniqueness, character-development after just a couple of chapters, potential and interesting concept.

Nov 18, 2012 4:19 AM by Candor

Kangoku gakuen is one of the many defintions of "fucked up", not sure how the heck it managed to even sell. that shit is weird.

Nov 18, 2012 4:00 AM by Downgrade355

underoath777 said:
Well.. Still can't get why ASSCLASS is so popular, but definitely good manga.
I think that in half a year we'll already have an anime adaptation, or announcement.

Kangoku Gakuen doing pretty well. Good manga. Laughed really hard while reading it.

Maybe it's just the author, maybe the japanese love sick humour like children assassinating octopi, though I'm probably guessing it's the former.

Maybe the name of the manga contributed. Even in English if I see a manga people are calling ASSCLASS, I absolutely HAVE to check that manga out.

Nov 18, 2012 2:52 AM by Misdreavius

Well.. Still can't get why ASSCLASS is so popular, but definitely good manga.
I think that in half a year we'll already have an anime adaptation, or announcement.

Kangoku Gakuen doing pretty well. Good manga. Laughed really hard while reading it.

Nov 18, 2012 2:26 AM by underoath777

jmal said:
Ejc said:
Does anyone know if Oricon still counts sales if a LN were to find itself outside the Top 50 or not?
For BD/DVD, I heard that Oricon still counts sales when a BD/DVD is in the Top 100/300 (doesn't make the Tuesday list as a result). The Thursday lists shows up to 50/100 right? So I assume it might work the same for manga/LN...

Yes, it should work the same way. Here's the 5th volume of the Kotenbu series (Hyouka etc) for example:

July 23-29
44位 41位 *7回 **7,814部 *95,404部 12/06/22 **45日 ふたりの距離の概算

September 17-23
46位 **位 14回 **7,759部 143,523部 12/06/22 **94日 ふたりの距離の概算

It did not make the Top 50 between the end of July and mid-late September, but ranked all but one of those weeks (7→14) and added on 50k when it came back.

I just don't know what the lower bound is for novels. At least 100 I'd assume.


Ahhh that's pretty interesting. So does that mean that SAO v1 is missing ~91 weeks of sales data (assuming there is a lower bound in sales counting) since it's been out for ~1314 days (~188 weeks) and has charted 97 times (not all in Top 50 obviously)?

Nov 18, 2012 2:25 AM by Ejc

Snowical said:

Light Novels
*5, 11,221 240,659 Sword Art Online Progressive Vol.1
10, *7,299 396,170 Sword Art Online Vol.4
12, *7,166 408,466 Sword Art Online Vol.3
13, *6,937 504,675 Sword Art Online Vol.1
14, *6,564 355,644 Sword Art Online Vol.5
15, *6,430 339,185 Sword Art Online Vol.6
18, *6,031 432,442 Sword Art Online Vol.2
19, *6,019 316,720 Sword Art Online Vol.7
20, *5,648 311,108 Sword Art Online Vol.8


So v1 finally past 500k sales on Oricon. Almost reached 100 `times' charted on the weekly lists as well.

38位 32位 97回 **6,937部 504,675部 09/04/08 1314日 ソードアート・オンライン 1 アインクラッド

Does anyone know if Oricon still counts sales if a LN were to find itself outside the Top 50 or not?

For BD/DVD, I heard that Oricon still counts sales when a BD/DVD is in the Top 100/300 (doesn't make the Tuesday list as a result). The Thursday lists shows up to 50/100 right? So I assume it might work the same for manga/LN...

v9 and v10 fail to chart for the 7th week and the 4th week in a row respectively.

Nov 18, 2012 2:08 AM by Ejc

Kinda a slow week for the novels, Dengeki Bunko's lineup is rather weak this month.

Tokage no Ou at 10k... Seems like it still can't go back to the sales Volume 1 got. Guess most of the readers couldn't get past that overly-long prologue.

Nice to see Alderamin ranking, it was ranked #13 in this year's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! so it's good to see that it's somewhat popular.

Also, I guess SO vol. 8 will soon drop off the rankings: this week it was ranked #49 on the Bunko list and less than 10 copies sold separate it from the #50 (Whereas the last two weeks it was ranked #47 and was around 100 copies above the thresold).

Nov 18, 2012 1:59 AM by Mecasonic