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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for March 25th - 31st

by Snow
Apr 7, 2013 6:30 PM | 56 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for March 25th - 31st

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

Manga
*1, 322,137 *,322,137 Kuroshitsuji Vol.16
*2, 146,409 *,146,409 Berserk Vol.37
*3, 100,762 *;100,762 Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Vol.2
*4, *87,735 *,*87,735 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.11
*5, *86,512 *,*86,975 Sekirei Vol.14
*6, *78,311 2,750,286 One Piece Vol.69
*7, *71,637 *,138,407 Barakamon Vol.7
*8, *67,118 *,*67,118 Kagerou Days Vol.2
*9, *66,240 *,*66,656 Aozora Yell Vol.12
10, *64,987 *,*65,650 Principal Vol.6

11, *62,012 *,128,000 Billy Bat Vol.11
12, *61,755 *,*61,755 Ichigo Mashimaro Vol.7
13, *58,121 *,205,873 GANTZ Vol.36
14, *54,998 *,259,411 Skip Beat! Vol.32
15, *49,043 *,320,930 Drifters Vol.3
16, *45,742 *,*45,742 Cuticle Tantei Inaba Vol.11
17, *44,968 *,*44,968 Ayakashi Hisen Vol.8
18, *43,761 *,*43,761 Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi Vol.3
19, *41,838 *,*76,462 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Vol.9
20, *40,373 *,*54,995 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol.9

21, *36,091 *,356,042 Sakamoto Desuga? Vol.1
22, *35,951 *,*35,951 Kagerou Days Official Anthology Comic -DOWNER-
23, *35,597 *,350,768 Chihayafuru Vol.20
24, *35,567 *,595,749 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
25, *35,353 *,*35,934 Crimson Spell Vol.5
26, *33,682 *,266,718 Ahiru no Sora Vol.37
27, *32,911 *,325,772 Mix Vol.2
28, *32,833 *,*32,833 Berserk Vol.37 Limited Edition
29, *32,216 *,616,723 Yotsubato! Vol.12
30, *31,974 *,*31,974 Karneval Promise of Tomorrow

Rank 31-50

Light Novel
*1, 38,083 *,*38,083 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.11
*2, 23,852 *,571,345 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.4
*3, 22,097 *,*22,097 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.1
*4, 21,417 *,*21,417 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.2
*5, 21,128 *,*21,128 Kuruneko Vol.11
*6, 17,101 *,*17,101 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? Vol.7
*7, 16,996 *,*16,996 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.11 with a Drama CD
*8, 15,802 *,*30,608 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.6
*9, 15,286 *,*31,435 Seikai no Senki Vol.5
10, 13,961 *,*64,154 Date A Live Vol.7

11, 13,655 *,*13,655 Kokoro Connect Asu Random Vol.2
12, 13,443 *,*13,443 Log Horizon Vol.6
13, 12,980 *,*52,515 New Seitokai no Ichizon Vol.2
14, 11,949 *,*16,811 RDG: Red Data Girl Vol.5
15, 11,911 *,*28,065 Five Star Stories Tracer Vol.2
16, 11,748 *,*27,248 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne Vol.9
17, *9,649 *,**9,649 Over Load Vol.3
18, *9,415 1,283,186 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
19, *8,301 *,**8,301 Hakushaku to Yousei Vol.32

20, *7,867 *,**7,867 Rental Magica Vol.23
21, *7,669 *,909,271 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.2
22, *7,658 *,787,422 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.3
23, *6,944 *,*16,428 Seiken no Blacksmith Vol.15
24, *6,781 *,**8,180 Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri 2 Enryuu-hen Vol.1
25, *6,742 *,**6,742 MuvLuv Alternative: Total Eclipse Vol.6
26, *6,676 *,112,581 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.9
27, *6,604 *,**7,831 Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri 2 Enryuu-hen Vol.2
28, *6,381 *,*15,763 Shurabara! Vol.7
29, *6,103 *,701,126 Thoshokan Sensou Vol.1
30, *6,088 *,*17,647 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.3
31, *6,086 *,**6,086 Muv-Luv Alternative: Schwarzesmarken Vol.5

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 56 Comments Recent Comments

belatkuro said:
hakazee said:
Molester said:
hakazee said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
List of best selling light novels released this year by latest figures provided on these threads*:

>20k sales:
03. 0112581 mahouka koukou no rettousei vol 9


people should stop read this SHIT


I'm pretty sure this shit is better than anything you're currently reading. Seeing how you don't have any manga or anime added.


Date a Live is much more better and deserve a better selling than mahouka shit
>You have shit taste, my taste is better
>U!
>NO U!

Take this somewhere else please.


he is boring. stronger than superman and can't be killed

Apr 14, 2013 10:24 PM by hakazee

Berserk deserves much higher numbers.

Apr 10, 2013 3:37 AM by Progeusz

Oh both manga and dvd movies of berserk r doing well and one piece vol. 69 still in the top 10. That's mad money

Apr 9, 2013 11:23 AM by Mr_Gutts

Pandita088 said:
Hell yea, Kuroshitsuji.


We all know it >:3

Apr 8, 2013 8:53 PM by pp813

3, 12,980 *,*52,515 New Seitokai no Ichizon Vol.2
O.O
does this mean a sequel was made!?
i can't find anything that confirms it >.<

*edit
it does exists XD

Apr 8, 2013 6:57 PM by ali3rd

Baka to test Season 3 please.

Apr 8, 2013 1:25 PM by Tyrel

Good to see Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei in the list.

Apr 8, 2013 9:03 AM by DeAnimation

symbv said:

BTW, kuuderes_shadow, how to get the shorter amazon url links instead of the ones with long Japanese text in it?


amazon.co.jp/dp/
then add the number that follows the dp/ which is around the middle of the long link.

Eg the haruhi boxset goes from
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%B6%BC%E5%AE%AE%E3%83%8F%E3%83%AB%E3%83%92%E3%81%AE%E6%86%82%E9%AC%B1-%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AC%E3%82%A4-%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88-%E5%88%9D%E5%9B%9E%E9%99%90%E5%AE%9A%E7%94%9F%E7%94%A3-Blu-ray/dp/B003UTS85C/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1365436938&sr=1-1&keywords=haruhi

to
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B003UTS85C

Apr 8, 2013 8:59 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Solvite said:
I wonder if Aku no Hana makes it to the top manga list next week.


We don't talk about Aku no Hana

Apr 8, 2013 8:37 AM by gutsyGumshoe

phoenixalia said:
ainky said:
phoenixalia said:
ainky said:
Wtf, I see shoujo only...


and what's wrong with that? ;)

just not my taste :(


poor you. :(

Indeed

Apr 8, 2013 8:28 AM by ainky

symbv said:
The new version of RDG is the bunko format which is considerably smaller (and usually thinner) than the tankoubon format (which is the one that came out in 2011) but is also cheaper. While conventional novels usually start with the tankoubon format and shifts to bunko after a while if the novel proves to be popular enough, light novels (which RDG is not) usually just start with the cheaper bunko format, perhaps in order to attract teenage consumers who have less money to spare.

BTW, kuuderes_shadow, how to get the shorter amazon url links instead of the ones with long Japanese text in it?


Ahh, I have the hard cover editions... only way I could get 6 of the same type in stock at the same time LOL

Just keep the dp/# and dump the rest to create short links. The number is all that really matters.

Apr 8, 2013 8:24 AM by hpulley

The new version of RDG is the bunko format which is considerably smaller (and usually thinner) than the tankoubon format (which is the one that came out in 2011) but is also cheaper. While conventional novels usually start with the tankoubon format and shifts to bunko after a while if the novel proves to be popular enough, light novels (which RDG is not) usually just start with the cheaper bunko format, perhaps in order to attract teenage consumers who have less money to spare.

BTW, kuuderes_shadow, how to get the shorter amazon url links instead of the ones with long Japanese text in it?

Apr 8, 2013 8:22 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
14, 11,949 *,*16,811 RDG: Red Data Girl Vol.5

That looks like an anime bump but what about the rest of the volumes? I know several were nearly out of stock when I last checked, Volume 5 is not the most recent and came out ages ago.


There's two different versions:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4041100399 is the original version which came out in 2011
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4041007526/ is a new one which came out on 23rd March

Apr 8, 2013 8:10 AM by kuuderes_shadow

14, 11,949 *,*16,811 RDG: Red Data Girl Vol.5

That looks like an anime bump but what about the rest of the volumes? I know several were nearly out of stock when I last checked, Volume 5 is not the most recent and came out ages ago.

Apr 8, 2013 7:49 AM by hpulley

ainky said:
phoenixalia said:
ainky said:
Wtf, I see shoujo only...


and what's wrong with that? ;)

just not my taste :(


poor you. :(

Apr 8, 2013 7:35 AM by phoenixalia

kuuderes_shadow said:
*3, 22,097 *,*22,097 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.1
*4, 22,417 *,*22,417 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.2
Either the numbers or the ranks are the wrong way round there.
Vol.2 should be 21,417 instead. Sorry.

Apr 8, 2013 7:17 AM by symbv

I continue to be amazed by the popularity of Sakamoto Desu ka.
Hibi Chouchou! 27k!


Since we are on Light Novel sales,
The previous volume of Kokoro Connect sold around 24k or 26k by the 2nd week and before anime I only saw it on the list for the first week and usually around 10,000(a few times 9k+, almost 10k even for volume8).
Hopefully this volume will continue to hit around 24 or 26k.

If I didn't remember wrongly, past few volumes of Onii-ae sales is 30k+ by the 2nd week. So, Im somewhat disappointed. I think there's 1 or 2times it hits 37k.
A huge drop for Hentai Ouji as compared to the previous volume. I think the sales was around 40k+ or almost 50k by the 2nd week.

Previous volume(or the 1 before) of Date A Live started with 22k in the first week. So, I was expecting it to be around 5-6k for the 2nd week.

Can't wait to see the boost for Hataraku maou-sama after the anime. Hoping it to be at least 40k~ or almost by the 2nd week. Sales for the past few volumes has been somewhat consistent...



Nice to see RDG: Red Data Girl on the list too.

Apr 8, 2013 6:47 AM by Soshinra

PrincessJavi said:
Oh shit baka to test vol. 11 came out? I heard that was going to be the last one...


Vol 12 is last actually.

Apr 8, 2013 6:26 AM by ragzgt

aozora yell!!!!!!!!

Apr 8, 2013 6:22 AM by Zheng1991

hakazee said:
Molester said:
hakazee said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
List of best selling light novels released this year by latest figures provided on these threads*:

>20k sales:
03. 0112581 mahouka koukou no rettousei vol 9


people should stop read this SHIT


I'm pretty sure this shit is better than anything you're currently reading. Seeing how you don't have any manga or anime added.


Date a Live is much more better and deserve a better selling than mahouka shit
>You have shit taste, my taste is better
>U!
>NO U!

Take this somewhere else please.

Apr 8, 2013 6:00 AM by belatkuro