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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for April 1st - 7th

by Snow
Apr 14, 2013 11:07 PM | 53 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for April 1st - 7th

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

Manga
*1, 648,836 *,648,836 Naruto Vol.64
*2, 204,007 *,204,007 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.7
*3, 150,333 *,150,333 New Prince of Tennis Vol.10
*4, 126,286 *,448,423 Kuroshitsuji Vol.16
*5, 117,347 *,117,347 Kingdom Vol.30
*6, 110,263 *,110,263 SKET Dance Vol.30
*7, *99,681 *,246,090 Berserk Vol.37
*8, *91,266 *,*91,266 Moyashimon Vol.12
*9, *80,840 *,*80,840 Medaka Box Vol.20
10, *74,251 *,*74,251 One Punch Man Vol.3

11, *73,679 *,*73,679 Moyashimon Vol.12 Limited Edition
12, *71,367 *,*71,367 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.1
13, *68,998 *,*68,998 Tonari no Seki Vol.4
14, *56,502 *,*56,502 Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Vol.11
15, *55,815 *,*55,815 Ookami-heika no Hanayome Vol.8
16, *52,671 2,802,957 One Piece Vol.69
17, *36,874 *,392,916 Sakamoto Desuga? Vol.1
18, *36,534 *,124,269 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.11
19, *36,305 *,137,067 Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Vol.2
20, *32,774 *,*32,774 Kurogane Vol.8

21, *32,089 *,*32,089 Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo Vol.185
22, *31,826 *,*98,944 Kagerou Days Vol.2
23, *28,950 *,*28,950 Sengoku Ittouki Vol.3
24, *26,110 *,231,983 GANTZ Vol.36
25, *26,082 *,561,831 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
26, *25,699 *,*25,699 Psychometrer Vol.8
27, *23,373 *,*23,373 Blood Lad Vol.8
28, *22,441 *,*89,097 Aozora Yell Vol.12
29, *21,980 *,*87,630 Principal Vol.6
30, *21,928 *,*149,928 Billy Bat Vol.11

Rank 31-50

Light Novel
*1, 48,236 *,*86,319 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.11
*2, 25,321 *,*42,442 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru sou desu yo? Vol.7
*3, 16,237 *,587,632 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.4
*4, 15,737 *,*37,834 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.1
*5, 15,563 *,*36,980 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.2
*6, 13,030 *,*26,685 Kokoro Connect Asu Random Vol.2
*7, 11,485 *,*28,481 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.11 with a Drama CD
*8, 10,438 *,*10,438 Psycho-Pass Zero
*9, 10,233 *,*18,534 Hakushaku to Yousei Vol.32
10, *9,929 *,711,055 Thoshokan SensouVol.1

11, *9,782 *,**9,782 Pscyho-Pass Vol.2
12, *8,212 *,**8,212 Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara Vol.5
13, *7,025 *,*71,179 Date A Live Vol.7
14, *6,776 *,*11,201 Rokurengoku Monogatari Vol.5
15, *6,723 1,289,909 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
16, *6,661 *,**6,661 Dragon Bal Chouzenshuu Animation Guide Vol.2
17, *6,299 *,*11,334 Kubi no Hime to Kubinashi Kishi Vol.6
18, *6,058 *,*37,493 Seikai no Senki Vol.5
19, *6,041 *,*58,556 New Seitokai no Ichizon vol.2
20, *5,865 *,**5,865 Zenra Otoko to Shibainu Otoko
21, *5,804 *,*22,615 RDG: Red Data Girl Vol.5
22, *5,750 *,**8,548 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen LoveCome wo Zenryoku de Jama-shiteiru Vol.4
23, *5,643 *,*58,406 Hataraku Maou-sama Vol.1
24, *5,627 *,914,898 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.2
25, *5,394 *,792,816 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.3
26, *5,346 *,**8,672 Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Vol.12

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 53 Comments Recent Comments

Icebreaker93 said:
Wtf this crap.
12, *71,367 *,*71,367 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.1
Have sold 71k.


Me i was expecting more this manga is so much better than those crap out there

Apr 18, 2013 8:33 AM by Mr_Gutts

Psycho pass rocks !

Apr 17, 2013 7:44 AM by TheAwakenHD

hpulley said:
chibifox6 said:
I've always wandered why is Gintama not on those weekly lists?? Sorry I don't understand these things -____- it's just I thought Gintama is popular in Japan!!


These are the WEEKLY sales lists. They are what sold LAST WEEK. Most people buy books THE WEEK THEY COME OUT. This means no matter how popular they are, most only sell for a few weeks after they come out. The exception to this is sometimes when a new anime is announced or something like that, people will suddenly discover a series that came out some time ago and there will be an exceptional set of sales.

Gintama 48 came out February 4th so it is not on the chart months later.

Gintama 49 is coming out May 2nd. Look for it on the charts the week after, on the 9th, 10th or so the April 30-May 6 chart will come out.

It will be a long wait for the next yearly list but Gintama was #13 in 2012:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=526586&show=0



omg! thank you so very much for answering hpulley you are awesome :D

Apr 16, 2013 3:34 PM by chibifox6

chibifox6 said:
I've always wandered why is Gintama not on those weekly lists?? Sorry I don't understand these things -____- it's just I thought Gintama is popular in Japan!!


These are the WEEKLY sales lists. They are what sold LAST WEEK. Most people buy books THE WEEK THEY COME OUT. This means no matter how popular they are, most only sell for a few weeks after they come out. The exception to this is sometimes when a new anime is announced or something like that, people will suddenly discover a series that came out some time ago and there will be an exceptional set of sales.

Gintama 48 came out February 4th so it is not on the chart months later.

Gintama 49 is coming out May 2nd. Look for it on the charts the week after, on the 9th, 10th or so the April 30-May 6 chart will come out.

It will be a long wait for the next yearly list but Gintama was #13 in 2012:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=526586&show=0

Apr 16, 2013 2:10 AM by hpulley

Medaka Box in the Top 10? What.

Nisio has trolled his way to the top once more.

Apr 15, 2013 10:07 PM by ChronosXIII

I've always wandered why is Gintama not on those weekly lists?? Sorry I don't understand these things -____- it's just I thought Gintama is popular in Japan!!

Apr 15, 2013 9:50 PM by chibifox6

^^^ So learn Japanese! Really satisfying to read the original text... takes years but well worth it.

Apr 15, 2013 1:30 PM by hpulley

24, *5,627 *,914,898 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.2
25, *5,394 *,792,816 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.3

With those sales, I really wanna read them. Dammit, I wish I could read them.

Apr 15, 2013 1:25 PM by xtremexx

*2, 204,007 *,204,007 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.7
Nice to see Darkness selling so good. Planning to import them for myself later this year for the collection.

Apr 15, 2013 12:38 PM by Rayxtr

Snowical said:
*5, 117,347 *,117,347 Kingdom Vol.30


YAY!!!

Apr 15, 2013 10:03 AM by Zee530

symbv said:

Ame_Sama said:
Why RDG at the LN section? it's not a LN it's a regular Novel.
I know RDG is a regular novel. It is just that the LN section actually covers any book that is LN or LN/manga/anime related (but not manga itself). So an One Piece art album, for example, will also go into the "LN section". It can be a bit confusing but we reckon having 2 rankings (manga and "LN & others") is better than maintaining a number of fragmented rankings for every possible category.

oh... thanks for the information :)

Apr 15, 2013 9:55 AM by Ame_Sama

Snowical said:

43, *17,654 *,770,618 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.1
44, *17,458 *,666,475 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.2
25, *26,082 *,561,831 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.3


Sales are amazing for this series, can't wait to see an animated Korosensei.

Apr 15, 2013 9:39 AM by Num1dad_Asura

dniv said:
Why don't I see any Toaru Majutsu no Index?... :(

Index has been the #1 or #2 Light Novel series for the last four years... Why are it's sales so low... it's only been 4 months since the last release? Is it really that long? Hopefully, volume 7 will change that on May 10, 2013...

Most light novels typically don't stay in the rankigns for more than 1 week (or 2 depending on which day they are released)... Even best-selling one like Index or SAO have trouble staying for more than 2 months in the ranking without the boost of an on-going anime.

symbv said:
Ame_Sama said:
Why RDG at the LN section? it's not a LN it's a regular Novel.
I know RDG is a regular novel. It is just that the LN section actually covers any book that is LN or LN/manga/anime related (but not manga itself). So an One Piece art album, for example, will also go into the "LN section". It can be a bit confusing but we reckon having 2 rankings (manga and "LN & others") is better than maintaining a number of fragmented rankings for every possible category.


Kadokawa Shoten is republishing RDG under their Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint so there's one version of it that can be treated as a light novel even it was originally released as a regular novel (the one that ranked this week was the edition published under their Kadokawa Bunko imprint).

Maybe the "LN section" should be renamed as "Light Novels and anime/manga related books" or something like that? I think it would be less confusing that way.

Apr 15, 2013 9:22 AM by Mecasonic

^ I think you answered your own question...

Ame_Sama said:
Why RDG at the LN section? it's not a LN it's a regular Novel.
I know RDG is a regular novel. It is just that the LN section actually covers any book that is LN or LN/manga/anime related (but not manga itself). So an One Piece art album, for example, will also go into the "LN section". It can be a bit confusing but we reckon having 2 rankings (manga and "LN & others") is better than maintaining a number of fragmented rankings for every possible category.

Apr 15, 2013 8:59 AM by symbv

Why don't I see any Toaru Majutsu no Index?... :(

Index has been the #1 or #2 Light Novel series for the last four years... Why are it's sales so low... it's only been 4 months since the last release? Is it really that long? Hopefully, volume 7 will change that on May 10, 2013...

Apr 15, 2013 8:29 AM by dniv

Why RDG at the LN section? it's not a LN it's a regular Novel.

Apr 15, 2013 8:22 AM by Ame_Sama

so the anime has boosted the sale of Hataraku Maou-sama vol 1 a lot, that's good, I like that novel, and the anime adaption is even better

Apr 15, 2013 7:00 AM by pikeman1

poor Hungry Joker

Apr 15, 2013 6:51 AM by NoBleachNoLife

how much need a LN to sell to be good?

Apr 15, 2013 6:24 AM by Shattix123

OnePunchMan

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG this is awesome, ah man this really mad my morning...no my week. This day is gonna be awesome Time for class.

Apr 15, 2013 5:54 AM by IciBurn