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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Aug 19 - 25

by Snow
Aug 30, 2013 3:33 PM | 53 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for August 19th - 25th

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

Manga
*1. 317,248 *,318,664 Terra Formars Vol.6
*2. 232,863 *,232,863 Saint☆Onii-san Vol.9
*3. 196,071 *,196,712 To LOVE-Ru Darkness Vol.8
*4. 187,726 *,187,726 Ao Haru Ride Vol.8
*5. 174,274 *,175,490 Gantz Vol.37
*6. 148,188 *,319,187 Fairy Tail Vol.39
*7. 127,386 *,127,386 Ore Monogatari!! Vol.4
*8. 100,680 2,588,312 One Piece Vol.71
*9. *96,131 *,*96,810 Peace Maker Vol.11
10. *95,566 *,*95,566 Deadman Wonderland Vol.13

11. *93,093 *,*93,093 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.10
12. *92,226 *,*92,226 Kamisama Hajimemashita.16
13. *86,787 *,175,532 Diamond no Ace Vol.37
14. *81,292 *,*81,292 Historie Vol.8
15. *79,006 *,172,969 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.4
16. *71,365 *,*71,365 Gakuen Alice Vol.30
17. *68,714 *,*68,714 Biorg Trinity Vol.2
18. *67,233 *,141,722 Hajime no Ippo Vol.104
19. *62,167 *,*62,167 Billy Bat Vol.12
20. *60,885 *,126,745 Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Vol.52

21. *60,106 *,*64,913 To LOVE-Ru Darkness Vol.8 - Limited Edition with DVD
22. *58,077 *,319,599 Mix Vol.3
23. *57,719 *,228,376 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Vol.12
24. *57,603 *,*57,603 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.12
25. *55,455 1,110,370 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.11
26. *54,576 *,117,324 Shura no Mon: Dai Ni Mon Vol.10
27. *50,408 1,651,650 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.8
28. *49,968 1,623,212 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.9
29. *48,665 *,101,553 Area no Kishi Vol.37
30. *47,763 1,596,945 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.10

Rank 31 - 50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1, *75,714 *75,714 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.9
*2, *63,995 *63,995 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.7.5
*3, *46,852 *46,852 Hidan no Aria Vol.15
*4, *36,295 256,354 Sword Art Online Vol.13 Alicization Dividing
*5, *28,828 *54,929 Gin no Saji Official Guide Book
*6, *14,964 *14,964 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.2
*7, *13,788 *13,788 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.4
*8, *13,509 *13,509 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.6
*9, *13,466 *13,466 Record of Grancrest War Vol.1 Niji no Majo Silooka

10, *13,365 *13,365 Tsuki Tsuki! Vol.12
11, *12,787 116,324 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.11 Raihousha-hen Ge
12, *12,703 206,904 Kuroko no Basket -Replace IV- 1/6 no Kiseki
13, *10,657 *10,657 Boku no Yuusha Vol.2
14, *10,293 *10,293 Seiken no Blacksmith Vol.16
15, **9,215 **9,215 Skyworld Vol.5
16, **9,019 374,688 Juuni Kokuki Hisho no Tori - Shinchou Bunko Edition
17, **8,704 **9,237 To LOVE-Ru Darkness Anime Illustration Album - Juicy
18, **8,690 **8,690 Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai Vol.5 Hakki no Ou
19, **8,262 *63,265 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.9

20, **7,607 **7,607 Rising x Rydeen Vol.6
21, **7,528 **7,528 Ochita Kuroi Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.8 Shinden Yuuden - Kakumei-hen
22, **7,048 **7,048 Soshite Fumetsu no Regunare
23, **6,957 **6,957 Koakuma Teeri to Kyuuseishu!? Vol.4
24, **6,711 **6,711 Kentei no Harem Road
25, **6,159 **6,159 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. Vol.11 Shinigami to Ousama

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 53 Comments Recent Comments

the latest and last volume of Gantz and One piece

Sep 6, 2013 10:01 AM by Mr_Gutts

Snowical said:
• Late question, but did anyone find the links in the second post any useful? Felt like a good idea yesterday, but I am not sure if I'll do the same next week (if now the BBCodes remain disabled).

They're handy, but I dont think it would be too big a deal to just copy and paste the LN/manga titles into the search bar.

Really wished it was easier to get a hold of english translated LN (or if someone could magically make me able to read japanese overnight)

Sep 1, 2013 4:46 AM by TenohiraV

YumeNoMonogatari said:
Glad that it was helpful to someone at least.

symbv said:
The main reason to why I added the links was because of the LN list. I know that some entries in the list are currently unavailable on MAL, so I figured I'd add links for the LN part in case people were interested and weren't able to find it. It eventually made me add links of the Manga entries as well. It's not too much extra time added, and it's just temporary anyway.

rodac said:
I guess it serves its purpose if people find it useful. And spending some extra time won't kill me. Also it's just temporary until the BBCodes are enabled again, so it's not really a huge issue.

Sep 1, 2013 12:24 AM by Snow

Oo, To Love Ru Darkness is up there. I didn't expect that!

I'm also kinda curious about Hoozuki no Reitetsu. For LN, I'm quite happy to see SNAFU up there and somewhat for Haganai. Sadly, I haven't been following the Haganai LN lately...

Aug 31, 2013 5:27 PM by Stark700

Well... this time nothing interesting, or in other words, too much titles that I dont know.

Aug 31, 2013 4:54 PM by minimiau

YumeNoMonogatari said:
Snowical said:
did anyone find the links in the second post any useful?


I did. I think it was a good idea.


I think it should be useful to some people (I suspect I need a little more work on my Japanese language before it will be for me). The big question is how much does it add to your work load and is it keeping you from doing something more important?

Aug 31, 2013 2:25 PM by rodac

50. *31,819 *,*31,819 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku Vol.15

LOL glad it's selling.

Aug 31, 2013 2:17 PM by RX-782

Snowical said:
• Late question, but did anyone find the links in the second post any useful? Felt like a good idea yesterday, but I am not sure if I'll do the same next week (if now the BBCodes still are disabled).
Unlike the BD/DVD sales ranking, which people can easily find the title in MAL by doing simple search, there are LN (and perhaps a few manga) that are not in MAL database. People may find it useful to use the link to have a glimpse of what the title may look like. So I guess it serves some purpose, although I can understand that it may quite a bit of effort to come up with a second list, so I would say it should be something that is nice to have but it should not be viewed as a must have.

Aug 31, 2013 11:16 AM by symbv

Snowical said:
did anyone find the links in the second post any useful?


I did. I think it was a good idea.

Aug 31, 2013 11:01 AM by YumeNoMonogatari

• Late question, but did anyone find the links in the second post any useful? Felt like a good idea yesterday, but I am not sure if I'll do the same next week (if now the BBCodes remain disabled).

GuiltyKing said:
Thanks for the sales, Snow.
Don't forget that the LN sales are in courtesy of symbv!
And hey, having people reading the content is enough for me. Thanks though.

Aug 31, 2013 10:18 AM by Snow

*13,365 *13,365 Tsuki Tsuki! Vol.12

This is a fantastic manga for harem, comedy, and ecchi lovers. I hope it's popular enough to get an anime adaption in 2014.

196,071 *,196,712 To LOVE-Ru Darkness Vol.8

Just awesome. Season 4 so we can see Nemesis animated please!

Aug 31, 2013 8:54 AM by shigeru212

Really good help, thanks for this. I even managed to find a couple more to read now.

Aug 31, 2013 6:00 AM by Snakes

Mecasonic said:
Snowical said:
*3, *46,852 *46,852 Hidan no Aria Vol.15
...
The 6.25 novel covered the contents of episode 13, and based on the PV of the OVA, it will be covering (part of) volume 7.5. So that's closer to the equivalent of 2 volumes currently available for a new season, maybe 2.5 if the OVA doesn't fully cover volume 7.5.
Yeah, so really only two more episodes worth available at the moment. Perhaps one more if there is a 7.25 novel with volume 7. So still need to wait for another 5 novels worth unless he wants to write the anime scripts first/at the same time or something. Ah well.

Aug 31, 2013 5:07 AM by hpulley

Mecasonic said:
Snowical said:
24, **6,711 **6,711 Kentei no Harlem Road
Should be Harem, not Harlem.
Typo. Corrected.

Aug 31, 2013 4:59 AM by symbv

Snowical said:
*3, *46,852 *46,852 Hidan no Aria Vol.15

Its sales keep dropping with each volume, not that I blame the readers for not wanting to read it anymore with how stupid it has become.

Snowical said:
*9, *13,466 *13,466 Record of Grancrest War Vol.1 Niji no Majo Silooka

I was hoping that it would sell more, given that it's by the author of Record of Lodoss War.

Snowical said:
24, **6,711 **6,711 Kentei no Harlem Road

Should be Harem, not Harlem.

JoksPacifist said:
It´s Famitsu vs MF Bunjo J !

You mean Fujimi Fantasia Bunko, right? Famitsu Bunko novels will be in next week's rankings since they are released on the 29th-30th of each month.

hpulley said:
Regarding Oregairu season two, Wataru Watari penned the original scripts for episodes 13 and the OVA so one possibility for a quick season two is anime only. As long as Wataru is writing them I don't care. Also remember that he has released 6.25, 6.5 and upcoming 6.75 nhalf length bonus ovels with the discs so in fact we will already have 3.5 novels worth available for a season two already if they want to animate all the side stories.


The 6.25 novel covered the contents of episode 13, and based on the PV of the OVA, it will be covering (part of) volume 7.5. So that's closer to the equivalent of 2 volumes currently available for a new season, maybe 2.5 if the OVA doesn't fully cover volume 7.5.

Aug 31, 2013 4:45 AM by Mecasonic

Thanks symbv, I didn't remember seeing #10. With releases right on the edge the release day of the week probably means the difference between ranking or just missing it, probably with similar actual sales I suspect.

Aug 31, 2013 4:07 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
NeoAnkara said:
symbv said:
NeoAnkara said:
25, **6,159 **6,159 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. Vol.11 Shinigami to Ousama
Is this the last volume?
Yes.
Sad that it only sell that much for last volume.
Did volume 10 rank at all? I don't remember.
Vol.10 did not seem to rank, implying it sold fewer than 6633 in its first week, although vol.9 did rank:

31位 **位 *1回 *10,036部 *10,036部 12/09/20 ***4日 だから僕は、Hができない。 9 -死神と思い出-

Aug 31, 2013 4:03 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
NeoAnkara said:
symbv said:
NeoAnkara said:
25, **6,159 **6,159 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. Vol.11 Shinigami to Ousama
Is this the last volume?
Yes.
Sad that it only sell that much for last volume.
Did volume 10 rank at all? I don't remember. I got my copy, it's good!

Pan's new series Masochistic Ecstasy didn't rank at all unless the date was after the cutoff. I got both in the same package and would have to go back and check to see what the real dates were as both novels say August 25th.

Regarding Oregairu season two, Wataru Watari penned the original scripts for episodes 13 and the OVA so one possibility for a quick season two is anime only. As long as Wataru is writing them I don't care. Also remember that he has released 6.25, 6.5 and upcoming 6.75 novels with the discs so in fact we will have 5 novels available for a season two already if they want to animate all the side stories.
As long as it doesn't really suffer like Hayate CTMEoY who author also write anime only script then it's good.

Aug 31, 2013 3:48 AM by NeoAnkara

NeoAnkara said:
symbv said:
NeoAnkara said:
25, **6,159 **6,159 Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. Vol.11 Shinigami to Ousama
Is this the last volume?
Yes.
Sad that it only sell that much for last volume.
Did volume 10 rank at all? I don't remember. I got my copy, it's good!

Pan Tachibana's new series Masochistic Ecstasy didn't rank at all unless the date was after the cutoff. I got both in the same package and would have to go back and check to see what the real dates were as both novels say August 25th.

Regarding Oregairu season two, Wataru Watari penned the original scripts for episodes 13 and the OVA so one possibility for a quick season two is anime only. As long as Wataru is writing them I don't care. Also remember that he has released 6.25, 6.5 and upcoming 6.75 nhalf length bonus ovels with the discs so in fact we will already have 3.5 novels worth available for a season two already if they want to animate all the side stories.

Aug 31, 2013 3:40 AM by hpulley

To bad we can't hope for OreGairu S2 and Haganai S3 sometime soon(just not enough material) unlike the author herself decide to finish Haganai with next volume(which I strongly doubt)

And I want TerraFomers and Mahouka animes too

Aug 31, 2013 2:19 AM by Nachtwandler_21