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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for June 10th - 16th

by Snow
Jun 24, 2013 5:03 AM | 54 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for 10th - 16th

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

Manga
*1. 397,934 2,418,424 One Piece Vol.70
*2. 202,773 *,202,773 Chihayafuru Vol.21
*3. *88,261 *,493,743 Bleach Vol.59
*4. *64,083 *,204,678 Worst Vol.32
*5. *60,222 *,*60,222 Break Blade Vol.12
*6. *59,486 1,117,438 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.10
*7. *57,669 1,167,815 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.9
*8. *56,660 1,202,373 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.8
*9. *55,287 *,*55,287 Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi Vol.6
10. *54,832 1,363,465 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.5

11. *54,334 1,610,564 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.1
12. *54,218 1,407,846 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.4
13. *54,064 1,311,332 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.6
14. *53,840 1,224,086 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.7
15. *53,460 1,531,504 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.3
16. *53,130 1,571,729 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.2
17. *45,048 *,*89,036 Aku no Hana Vol.8
18. *42,400 *,*42,400 Kodomo no Jikan Vol.13
19. *41,840 *,176,682 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.2
20. *40,731 *,*40,731 Ouke no Monshou Vol.58

21. *40,512 *,176,268 Claymore Vol.24
22. *38,654 *,165,755 SKET Dance Vol.31
23. *36,835 *,*66,891 Ajin Vol.2
24. *35,650 *,*35,650 Kodomo no Jikan After School
25. *34,725 *,*35,337 Sex Pistols Vol.7
26. *30,929 *,*30,929 Ikusa no Ko - Oda Saburou Nobunaga Den Vol.4 Limited Edition
27. *30,824 *,164,557 Nisekoi Vol.7
28. *26,480 *,*26,480 Yumekui Merry Vol.10
29. *26,460 *,*54,411 Sankarea Vol.8
30. *26,296 *,*26,296 Seito Shokun! Final Chapter Vol.8

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1, *48,131 173,816 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Vol.12
*2, *36,286 102,727 Accel World Vol.14
*3, *35,969 106,319 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.10
*4, *23,904 218,728 Kagerou Days Vol.3
*5, *23,796 *60,808 Durarara!! Vol.12
*6, *10,775 181,992 Koyomimonogatari
*7, *10,746 123,793 Shingeki no Kyojin INSIDE KOU
*8, **9,875 *43,671 High Kyuu!! Shousetsuban!! Vol.1
*9, **8,223 359,059 Kagerou Days Vol.1
10, **8,140 **8,140 Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Vol.12 Finalizing Crimson

11, **7,535 887,366 Toshokan Sensou Vol.1 Small Size Edition
12, **7,176 311,375 Kagerou Days Vol.2
13, **6,027 584,091 Toshokan Sensou Vol.2 Small Size Edition
14, **5,584 437,953 Toshokan Sensou Vol.5 Small Size Edition
15, **5,553 499,860 Toshokan Sensou Vol.3 Small Size Edition
16, **5,543 477,479 Toshokan Sensou Vol.4 Small Size Edition
17, **5,342 **5,342 Taste differ. Vol.2
18, **5,295 *16,276 Intellectual Village no Zashiki Warashi Vol.3

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 54 Comments Recent Comments

NeoAnkara said:
Well anime is more often used as a gateway or solely used to promote LN to a new fan. I'm reading DxD and Zero no Tsukaima after watching anime for example. Thought anime and LN have different charm on it's own.
I think the key point is how faithful the anime sticks to the LN. If it stays generally true (which is mostly the case these days), the experience coming from anime to LN (or vice versa) would be a smooth one and it is, as I said, complementary and, as you said, an expansion of the experience. However, if the adaptation makes too many changes, the transition from anime to LN (or LN to anime) would be a lot more rugged and unsatisfactory.

Jun 27, 2013 12:30 AM by symbv

symbv said:
kuity said:
Lol, not the best analogy I must admit. I was trying to say that reading takes more effort than watching.
I don't think effort is the deciding factor. It is the dimension of experience - textual versus visual/audio - that is the key difference.

And your analogy is really odd I'd say -- it would make sense if you are comparing writing LN and reading LN, which is a more equivalent analogy for making sports vs seeing sports.

Yeah, point taken. Though I'm speaking from more of a personal pov. Like generally even if I am interested in reading the LN, it's just much easier/more effortless to watch the anime.

Jun 27, 2013 12:22 AM by kuity

Well anime is more often used as a gateway or solely used to promote LN to a new fan. I'm reading DxD and Zero no Tsukaima after watching anime for example. Thought anime and LN have different charm on it's own.

Jun 27, 2013 12:19 AM by NeoAnkara

kuity said:
Lol, not the best analogy I must admit. I was trying to say that reading takes more effort than watching.
I don't think effort is the deciding factor. It is the dimension of experience - textual versus visual/audio - that is the key difference.

And your analogy is really odd I'd say -- it would make sense if you are comparing writing LN and reading LN, which is a more equivalent analogy for making sports vs seeing sports.

Jun 27, 2013 12:12 AM by symbv

NeoAnkara said:
kuity said:
NeoAnkara said:
symbv said:
Superfaraway said:
meh i don't know why a lot of people want the anime adaptation.
for me
LN >>> good / best
Manga adaptation >>> emm not good
Anime adaptation >>> worst / disaster

monologue will be skipped too much, monologues in Yahari anime also being skipped but fortunately the monologues is not as much as mahouka.
Many LN fans think like you do, but on the other hand, anime/manga adaptation can help draw in new fans and make the fan community bigger. Also some LN fans like to see characters or scenes in the LN actually move and talk -- and this is what anime provides. The impact of the visual stimulation can be seen in the sharp rise of fan art once an LN becomes an anime, for example. And as people always say, things you find insufficient in anime, like monologues and detailed explanation of settings or thinking, one can always get by reading the LNs.
And anime also help LN to get full picture of what happen in LN.

Why people prefer watching sports to playing sports? LN takes more brainpower just like playing sports takes more physical power.
Honestly I don't understand your analogy here.

Lol, not the best analogy I must admit. I was trying to say that reading takes more effort than watching.

Jun 27, 2013 12:08 AM by kuity

kuity said:
NeoAnkara said:
symbv said:
Superfaraway said:
meh i don't know why a lot of people want the anime adaptation.
for me
LN >>> good / best
Manga adaptation >>> emm not good
Anime adaptation >>> worst / disaster

monologue will be skipped too much, monologues in Yahari anime also being skipped but fortunately the monologues is not as much as mahouka.
Many LN fans think like you do, but on the other hand, anime/manga adaptation can help draw in new fans and make the fan community bigger. Also some LN fans like to see characters or scenes in the LN actually move and talk -- and this is what anime provides. The impact of the visual stimulation can be seen in the sharp rise of fan art once an LN becomes an anime, for example. And as people always say, things you find insufficient in anime, like monologues and detailed explanation of settings or thinking, one can always get by reading the LNs.
And anime also help LN to get full picture of what happen in LN.

Why people prefer watching sports to playing sports? LN takes more brainpower just like playing sports takes more physical power.
Honestly I don't understand your analogy here.

Jun 26, 2013 11:58 PM by NeoAnkara

NeoAnkara said:
symbv said:
Superfaraway said:
meh i don't know why a lot of people want the anime adaptation.
for me
LN >>> good / best
Manga adaptation >>> emm not good
Anime adaptation >>> worst / disaster

monologue will be skipped too much, monologues in Yahari anime also being skipped but fortunately the monologues is not as much as mahouka.
Many LN fans think like you do, but on the other hand, anime/manga adaptation can help draw in new fans and make the fan community bigger. Also some LN fans like to see characters or scenes in the LN actually move and talk -- and this is what anime provides. The impact of the visual stimulation can be seen in the sharp rise of fan art once an LN becomes an anime, for example. And as people always say, things you find insufficient in anime, like monologues and detailed explanation of settings or thinking, one can always get by reading the LNs.
And anime also help LN to get full picture of what happen in LN.

Why people prefer watching sports to playing sports? LN takes more brainpower just like playing sports takes more physical power.

Jun 26, 2013 11:54 PM by kuity

They really don't care much for Bleach anymore over there in Japan. Shame.

Jun 26, 2013 11:54 PM by soulless4now

NeoAnkara said:
And anime also help LN to get full picture of what happen in LN.
I would say that nowadays anime is often a complementary experience for the LN. It is a given that anime will need to pare down the details and plot complexity to fit its length and makes it easier for watchers, many of them newcomers, to understand. In the past, adaptation could often become a free-hand reimagination by the anime staff which made the anime a very different thing from the original material; but nowadays I notice the anime staff often stresses how much they want to stay true to the original material, so as you said, the anime becomes an extension, or a replacement, of the LN experience. To me, one of the best examples is Bakemonogatari. And I am sure the very good sale of SAO BD/DVD has to do with people enjoying seeing and hearing the characters and scenes in the LN in full animation, despite the fact that it cut out a lot of things in the LN.

Jun 26, 2013 11:50 PM by symbv

symbv said:
Superfaraway said:
meh i don't know why a lot of people want the anime adaptation.
for me
LN >>> good / best
Manga adaptation >>> emm not good
Anime adaptation >>> worst / disaster

monologue will be skipped too much, monologues in Yahari anime also being skipped but fortunately the monologues is not as much as mahouka.
Many LN fans think like you do, but on the other hand, anime/manga adaptation can help draw in new fans and make the fan community bigger. Also some LN fans like to see characters or scenes in the LN actually move and talk -- and this is what anime provides. The impact of the visual stimulation can be seen in the sharp rise of fan art once an LN becomes an anime, for example. And as people always say, things you find insufficient in anime, like monologues and detailed explanation of settings or thinking, one can always get by reading the LNs.
And anime also help LN to get full picture of what happen in LN.

Jun 26, 2013 11:39 PM by NeoAnkara

Superfaraway said:
meh i don't know why a lot of people want the anime adaptation.
for me
LN >>> good / best
Manga adaptation >>> emm not good
Anime adaptation >>> worst / disaster

monologue will be skipped too much, monologues in Yahari anime also being skipped but fortunately the monologues is not as much as mahouka.
Many LN fans think like you do, but on the other hand, anime/manga adaptation can help draw in new fans and make the fan community bigger. Also some LN fans like to see characters or scenes in the LN actually move and talk -- and this is what anime provides. The impact of the visual stimulation can be seen in the sharp rise of fan art once an LN becomes an anime, for example. And as people always say, things you find insufficient in anime, like monologues and detailed explanation of settings or thinking, one can always get by reading the LNs.

Jun 26, 2013 11:33 PM by symbv

TatsuyaShiba said:
*3, *35,969 106,319 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.10

Where's my anime? I'm tired of waiting.


meh i don't know why a lot of people want the anime adaptation.

for me
LN >>> good / best
Manga adaptation >>> emm not good
Anime adaptation >>> worst / disaster


monologue will be skipped too much, monologues in Yahari anime also being skipped but fortunately the monologues is not as much as mahouka.

Jun 26, 2013 5:44 PM by Superfaraway

*2. 202,773 *,202,773 Chihayafuru Vol.21

one of my best

Jun 25, 2013 8:15 AM by Vendetta6th

Shingeki remains strong.

Jun 25, 2013 6:20 AM by yuyyuka

always love reading Bleach .. !!!

Jun 25, 2013 5:32 AM by VadNAP

Chihaya doing work

Jun 25, 2013 2:19 AM by RockerXD

ThangLong said:
Yvese said:
Claymoreeeeee.

Sales are still doing good after all these years.

If only it were enough to convince the committee that did the anime to do a second season along with an ova or two to re-do the first season's ending.

I have been waiting for the project Claymore: Sisterhood for years now :D


dude i hope that happens lol

Jun 25, 2013 2:15 AM by isekai

Oh, Durarara is still airing. To which point did anime get and did it have an anime original ending?

Jun 25, 2013 12:35 AM by M4XY

Some interesting entries here.

- Chihayafuru is still topping the charts. No surprise there.
- Aku no Hana is doing business, most likely because of the anime. Very nice.
- Shingeki no Kyojin is still dominating. Also, no surprise.
- Kodomo no Jikan. The last volume signals the end of the manga, so this was expected (somewhat).
- Sankarea. A welcome surprise. Still hoping they'll continue the anime at some time, as they didn't cover the best parts of the manga.
- OreImo. Not really all that surprising, though probably not less deserved.

Jun 25, 2013 12:17 AM by Firelord76

I need to start checking these lists more often. Great recommendations :)))
Glad to see some of my favorites doing well.

Jun 24, 2013 11:46 PM by acexsilver