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Japan's Weekly Manga & Light Novels Rankings for April 29th - May 5th

by Snow
May 13, 2013 2:42 PM | 46 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for April 29th - May 5th

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

Manga
*1, 406,745 *,406,745 Kuroko no Basket Vol.22
*2, 341,407 *,341,407 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.4
*3, 214,443 *,214,443 Toriko Vol.24
*4, 197,973 *,197,973 Gintama Vol.49
*5, 148,982 *,148,982 High Kyuu!! Vol.6
*6, 129,699 *,363,073 Ao Haru Ride Vol.7
*7, 104,503 *,104,503 Beelzebub Vol.21
*8, *86,049 *,364,020 Vagabond Vol.35
*9, *85,379 *,728,195 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.10
10, *80,494 *,305,775 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.21

11, *60,720 *,*60,720 Vampire Knight Vol.18
12, *60,426 1,224,026 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.2
13, *60,008 1,177,377 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.3
14, *59,588 1,054,301 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.4
15, *59,358 *,*59,358 Owari no Seraph Vol.2
16, *59,336 1,009,722 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.5
17, *59,312 *,*59,312 Saiki Kusou no Ψ Nan Vol.4
18, *58,771 *,964,325 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.6
19, *58,359 1,260,371 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.1
20, *58,102 *,244,019 Giant Killing Vol.27

21, *57,043 *,881,664 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.7
22, *56,977 *,851,833 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.8
23, *56,347 *,817,513 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.9
24, *56,160 *,136,442 Arakawa Under the Bridge Vol.13
25, *55,668 *,197,694 Saki Vol.11
26, *54,854 *,114,882 Black Bird Vol.18
27, *53,222 *,452,091 Fairy Tail Vol.37
28, *50,694 *,*92,203 Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai Vol.1
29, *50,606 *,459,150 Detective Conan Vol.79
30, *50,148 *,546,128 Silver Spoon Vol.7

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1, 37,677 803,576 Toshokan Sensou Vol.1 Small Size Edition
*2, 21,500 522,216 Toshokan Sensou Vol.2 Small Size Edition
*3, 17,992 282,427 Sword Art Online Vol.12
*4, 16,654 444,516 Toshokan Sensou Vol.3 Small Size Edition
*5, 16,542 *75,826 Hidan no Aria Vol.14
*6, 16,354 *46,580 Bannou Kanteishi Q no Suirigeki Vol.3
*7, 16,036 *16,036 Gintama Character Book Dekohon
*8, 15,380 424,576 Toshokan Sensou Vol.4 Small Size Edition
*9, 15,143 385,224 Toshokan Sensou Vol.5 Small Size Edition
10, 14,652 *68,233 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.8

11, 13,261 346,021 Toshokan Sensou Vol.6 Small Size Edition
12, 12,650 *15,504 "Utsusemi" Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni itakoro... Vol.7
13, 11,986 *11,986 Hayou no Tsurugi Series 6 Ukon no Gyouan Vol.16
14, 10,394 *10,394 Ryuugoroshi no Sugosu Hibi Vol.6
15, 10,037 101,659 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.1
16, *9,845 *12,625 Isekai Mikyuu de Harem wo Vol.2
17, *9,459 *84,599 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.2
18, *8,204 *72,575 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.3
19, *7,953 *11,605 Rokurenkoku Monogatari Vol.6
20, *7,641 *23,138 Saint☆Onii-san Comic Guide

21, *7,558 *11,694 Fujimi Nichoume Koukyou-Gakudan Series Gaiden: Viola wo Kai ni
22, *7,490 624,116 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.4
23, *7,236 *89,483 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Vol.1
24, *7,139 *63,985 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.4

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 46 Comments Recent Comments

I seriously don't get why Ato nimo Saki nimo Kimi dake can sell 50k in 2weeks ._.
I learn to appreciate other manga after reading this manga.

May 14, 2013 7:37 AM by Soshinra

belatkuro said:

I'd have though SAO would drop out by now seeing as the hype for it in the LN sales died with the anime but good to see it pulling strong for a 4th week. This volume is particularly good from what I've read in the summaries so I'm pretty excited to actually read it. So yeah.


It's a few thousand copies below where vol 11 was when it dropped off (285972)

May 14, 2013 3:36 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Shingeki still going strong. No surprises there.

Kuroko and AssClass selling spectacularly in their first weeks. Still proud of AssClass. Never thought it'd sell this well and it's most deserving as that chapter with Nagisa was just amazing.

I'd have though SAO would drop out by now seeing as the hype for it in the LN sales died with the anime but good to see it pulling strong for a 4th week. This volume is particularly good from what I've read in the summaries so I'm pretty excited to actually read it. So yeah.

May 14, 2013 3:02 AM by belatkuro

I can´t believe that Vampire Knight sells after those very bad chapter we´ve gotten. Anyways the last chapter will be out this month so it will conclude with 19 volumes? Hmm...at last it will end.

I´m pretty sure that the Manga ranked 2 will get Anime Adaption soon. It sells too good not to be made into one.

May 14, 2013 2:44 AM by QueenCythia

Gintama's doing great, that's good to see. But SnK owns the list, I'm not surprised.

May 14, 2013 2:12 AM by KingLear

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Snowical said:
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for April 29th - May 5th

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


23, *7,236 *89,483 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Vol.1


Finally !!! manly tears T_T

May 14, 2013 1:26 AM by krisyana

*2, 341,407 *,341,407 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.4

Excellent news. Hoping this will get an anime adaptation in the future.

May 14, 2013 12:52 AM by Stark700

kuuderes_shadow said:
Snowical said:

*6, 16,354 *46,580 Bannou Kanteishi Q no Jikenbo Vol.3
That's the 3rd of a 12 book series, and a volume that came out 3 years ago. Is that really right?
Good catch. It should be "Bannou Kanteishi Q no Suirigeki vol.3". It is not in the MAL database so I have now linked to a Japanese site and made the correction to the first post.

May 14, 2013 12:35 AM by symbv

Snowical said:

*6, 16,354 *46,580 Bannou Kanteishi Q no Jikenbo Vol.3


That's the 3rd of a 12 book series, and a volume that came out 3 years ago. Is that really right?

May 14, 2013 12:28 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but it seems that SnK is getting the largest boost from anime out of any manga.
All volumes above 56k in one week.
All volumes sold 154-173k except for volume 10 which sold 758k (30k limited edition). That means consistency is great and people buy the manga as a whole (unlike Magi where all volumes ranked at the same time only once).

Seeing how it goes, I'm willing to take a bet Shingeki will overcome Naruto by volume 11.

May 13, 2013 11:58 PM by Progeusz

jmal said:
200k for Saki and 140k for Achiga. Now if only Kobayashi would put out enough to ensure the anime can finish one day before I die.
Don't worry, after Zenkoku-hen there has to be at least one more season (finals + maybe individuals, that would mean another two cour) and who knows if she plans going international or pro later. She'll keep on drawing longer than Miura ;)

May 13, 2013 11:45 PM by Progeusz

^ I wish I have those translated. Whatever the reason, it's a fresh air in list of Light Novels rankings.

Informative sig, btw, which temps me to ask something. I saw Zettai Shounen novels marked as English translated on Wikipedia, but couldn't find who got the license and where (or when, idk) I can buy them. Could you help?

May 13, 2013 11:39 PM by zellami

elender said:
Hum, MAL information and Wikipedia says there are only 4 volumes of Toshokan Sensou and the serie was concluded in 2007 so why there are 6 volumes of Toshokan Sensou on the rank? whats happening?

There are two editions of Toshokan Sensou: one which is indeed 4 volumes and was released in 2006-2007 and one which was released in 2011 in a smaller, pocket format (bunkobon) and is 6 volumes long (due to the smaller pages, the numbers of pages per volume would increase so the publisher decided to make it 6 volumes instead of having 4 longer volumes). The volumes that ranked this week are from the latter edition.

As for the reason they are ranking, it's because of the LA movie that was released a few weeks ago.

May 13, 2013 11:24 PM by Mecasonic

shingeki no kyojin is doing well. awesome.

May 13, 2013 10:54 PM by babymilo91

Gintama doing great this time!!

May 13, 2013 10:30 PM by bagong016

TheMoonEmperor said:
I seriously do not understand how AssClass manages to sell that well. It's times like these that i wonder what's up with Japanese people's taste in manga. It's barely an average series.
You can find out why this manga is so unique and special by reading this analysis from Mainichi, a major national newspaper in Japan. Japanese of course. But in short, this manga has a very unique and appealing take of the kind of education and teacher that young students (those in secondary and primary schools) in Japan would find appealing and convincing.
http://mantan-web.jp/2013/02/11/20130210dog00m200013000c.html
Perhaps a good opportunity to learn something about a foreign culture instead of just questioning the taste of that culture because you think your taste is better?

Mecasonic said:
Snowical said:
16, *9,845 *12,625 Isekai Mikyuu de Harlem wo Vol.2
I believe it's Harem, not Harlem.
Corrected.

May 13, 2013 7:40 PM by symbv

Sanguis said:
My life would be complete if High Kyuu!! got an anime adaption.


+1

May 13, 2013 7:24 PM by kimukun23

Saki and Achiga-hen!

Maou-sama still in the LN chart, nice.

May 13, 2013 7:20 PM by Ejc

Hataraku! Yay!

May 13, 2013 6:27 PM by Entravity

Hum, MAL information and Wikipedia says there are only 4 volumes of Toshokan Sensou and the serie was concluded in 2007 so why there are 6 volumes of Toshokan Sensou on the rank? whats happening?

May 13, 2013 6:18 PM by elender