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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Sep 16 - 22

by Snow
Sep 27, 2013 4:04 PM | 52 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for September 16th - 22nd

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

Manga
*1. 311,414 *,311,414 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.18
*2. 145,212 *,145,212 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.1
*3. 132,490 *,132,490 Skip Beat! Vol.33
*4. 128,385 *,278,798 Chihayafuru Vol.22
*5. 105,847 *,105,847 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai Vol.23
*6. *70,944 *,*70,944 Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Vol.53
*7. *70,037 *,921,506 Naruto Vol.66
*8. *69,183 *,*69,183 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.9
*9. *68,323 *,*68,323 Ballroom e Youkoso Vol.5
10. *62,327 *,122,511 L♥DK Vol.13

11. *61,688 *,*61,688 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.38
12. *60,921 *,*60,921 Gakuen Alice Vol.31
13. *56,387 *,*56,387 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.38 - Limited Edition
14. *48,420 *,*48,420 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Vol.7
15. *48,230 *,*48,230 Rin Vol.3
16. *46,209 *,*46,209 Code:Breaker Vol.26
17. *43,580 *,*43,580 Barakamon Vol.8
18. *42,440 *,*42,440 Tenshi 1/2 Houteishiki Vol.4
19. *41,530 *,*41,530 Boku wo Tsutsumu Tsuki no Hikari Vol.13
20. *40,433 *,150,325 Yume no Shizuku Kin no Torikago Vol.4

21. *40,311 *,*40,311 Fantatista Vol.4
22. *39,319 *,*78,396 Kyou no Kira-kun Vol.6
23. *36,022 2,194,756 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.1
24. *35,490 *,*35,490 Be Blues! Ao ni Nare Vol.11
25. *35,102 *,*35,102 Gingitsune Vol.9
26. *34,592 *,*34,592 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome Vol.7
27. *34,026 2,133,549 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.2
28. *33,288 *,*33,288 Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! Vol.5
29. *33,198 1,775,904 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.9
30. *32,690 2,079,592 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.3

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1, *43,753 *43,753 Date A Live Vol.8 Natsumi Search
*2, *32,795 *32,795 JOJOVELLER
*3, *24,218 135,661 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Vol.8
*4, *22,688 100,414 Shingeki no Kyojin OUTSIDE KOU
*5, *21,892 *21,892 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.6
*6, *15,851 219,665 Kagerou Days Vol.4 -the missing children-
*7, *15,695 *15,695 Omoide no Toki Shurishimasu Vol.2 Ashita wo Ugokasu Hakuruma
*8, *15,576 *15,576 Chrome Shell Regios Vol.25 And Then After That
*9, *10,249 *10,249 Baby Doll - Gifu to Gikei ni Ubawareta Yoru
10, **8,777 **8,777 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.4 Tsuioku Touha

11, **8,083 **8,083 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.12 Facing "Master's Doll"
12, **8,015 *10,553 Vacances wa Kiss kara Hajimaru ~ Gouka Kyakusen EX
13, **7,797 *10,422 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru Vol.11
14, **6,915 **6,915 The Anti-Heroic Tale of Burgund Vol.3 Yureru Outo no Kishi Kimigimi
15, **6,871 *56,918 Gintama Kaettekita 3-nen Z-gumi Ginpachi-sensei Forever - Saraba, Aishiki 3Z-tachi yo
16, **6,836 **6,836 Romnia Teikoku Koubouki Vol.1 Tsubasa aru Tora
17, **6,764 **6,764 Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken Vol.7
18, **6,610 **6,610 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne Vol.10
19, **6,404 **6,404 IS: Infinite Stratos[ Vol.7 - Overlap Bunko Edition

20, **6,301 *12,182 Nourin Vol.7
21, **5,940 *14,523 Novel Chihayafuru Chuugakusei-hen Vol.3
22, **5,717 **5,717 Sword World 2.0 Replay Shinmai Megami no Yuusha-tachi Returns Vol.2
23, **5,708 167,936 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.9
24, **5,548 **5,548 Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 4 Sougekihen Vol.1 of 2 - bunko edition

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Ejc said:
NeoAnkara said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-03/japanese-comic-ranking-september-23-29

KamiNomi sale for second week is 40K. Waiting for LN sale now.


LN sales here (in Japanese):
http://toro.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/magazin/1380689796/66-67
Unfortunately I cannot read Japanese so I'll wait for it to be posted on MAL instead.

Oct 3, 2013 4:07 AM by NeoAnkara

NeoAnkara said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-03/japanese-comic-ranking-september-23-29

KamiNomi sale for second week is 40K. Waiting for LN sale now.


LN sales here (in Japanese):
http://toro.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/magazin/1380689796/66-67

Oct 3, 2013 4:03 AM by Ejc

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-03/japanese-comic-ranking-september-23-29

KamiNomi sale for second week is 40K. Waiting for LN sale now.

Oct 3, 2013 3:51 AM by NeoAnkara

^L-lewd!

Sep 29, 2013 8:05 PM by belatkuro

symbv said:
JoksPacifist said:
I guessed they were female targeted by looking at the links you posted.
But, I'm surprised to know these are "hardcore" stuff.
I was surprised too. Particularly the one ranked no.9 the sample text on the page of the novel http://www.tiarabunko.jp/c/item/6667.html-00001 is full-blown hardcore porn with sadomasochism and menage-a-trois. I actually gasped in startle when I found such work coming so high in the LN ranking.

Let me translate some dialogue for you, LOL:
「あ、あぁ……っ!」
"Ah, ahhh....!"...
「はぁ……、あ、あ、あ、あ、あぁっ!!」
"Ha...., ah, ah, ah, ah, ahhhh!!"
「いぁ、いぁ……っ、も、も……だめ、だめぇ……」
"Eah, eah, ...., mo, mo.... no, nooo...."
「ひ……ぁ……っ、あ、あぁっ」
"He....ah..., ah, ahhhh"
「……ん……あ、あぁ……っ、はぁ……、はぁ……」
"....n....ah, ahhhh.... haa..... ha....."

Sep 29, 2013 5:33 PM by hpulley

Nice to see Chihayafuru ding good, I'm one of those who hope for 3rd season as well.

Also happy for Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo doing well.

As for SnK i'm curious how anime ending will affect sales. I expect few week sales rush and then drop from rankings. Anyway during all half year of anime airing there was always all volumes in rankings.
Year end chart should be quite attacked by titans :) There is big chance of all volumes being in top 25 bestsellers for the year.

Sep 29, 2013 1:27 PM by Ulrihs

JoksPacifist said:
I guessed they were female targeted by looking at the links you posted.
But, I'm surprised to know these are "hardcore" stuff.
I was surprised too. Particularly the one ranked no.9 the sample text on the page of the novel http://www.tiarabunko.jp/c/item/6667.html-00001 is full-blown hardcore porn with sadomasochism and menage-a-trois. I actually gasped in startle when I found such work coming so high in the LN ranking.

Sep 29, 2013 11:57 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Many of you may not know what they are, as high as they are ranked. But the first (title translated as "the night robbed by father- and brother-in-law") is an otome porn LN and the other two are related works for a long-running BL franchise. Just goes to show the strength of hardcore female consumers....


I guessed they were female targeted by looking at the links you posted.
But, I'm surprised to know these are "hardcore" stuff.

Sep 29, 2013 11:43 AM by JoksPacifist

hpulley said:
It seems the female otaku have really come out with their wallets this year for both discs and novels! Where were they all this time???

They have always been present when it comes to novels, you probably just didn't notice (it doesn't help that most of the novel series aimed at females never sell huge amounts of copies like series aimed at males do).

For example, here is a week from last year:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=425681

Here with the exception of Biblia and Index (and maybe Yakumo, I don't know), every novel which ranked that week is aimed at females. And this thread only posted sales data from Oricon's top 30 bunko and top 30 books, the top 50 bunko had another BL novel (Mr. Prince no Karei na Yuuwaku (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4041002680)).

Sep 29, 2013 11:30 AM by Mecasonic

symbv said:
*9, *10,249 *10,249 Baby Doll - Gifu to Gikei ni Ubawareta Yoru

12, **8,015 *10,553 Vacances wa Kiss kara Hajimaru ~ Gouka Kyakusen EX
13, **7,797 *10,422 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru Vol.11
Many of you may not know what they are, as high as they are ranked. But the first (title translated as "the night robbed by father- and brother-in-law") is an otome porn LN and the other two are related works for a long-running BL franchise. Just goes to show the strength of hardcore female consumers....
It seems the female otaku have really come out with their wallets this year for both discs and novels! Where were they all this time???

Sep 29, 2013 9:22 AM by hpulley

Good skip beat is in top 10 :3!
12. *60,921 *,*60,921 Gakuen Alice Vol.31
:| tho that it'll be in top 3 with last volume out </3
Magi is seriously doing good xD I have to start reading that.

Sep 29, 2013 7:48 AM by Haine

*9, *10,249 *10,249 Baby Doll - Gifu to Gikei ni Ubawareta Yoru

12, **8,015 *10,553 Vacances wa Kiss kara Hajimaru ~ Gouka Kyakusen EX
13, **7,797 *10,422 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru Vol.11
Many of you may not know what they are, as high as they are ranked. But the first (title translated as "the night robbed by father- and brother-in-law") is an otome porn LN and the other two are related works for a long-running BL franchise. Just goes to show the strength of hardcore female consumers....

Sep 29, 2013 4:57 AM by symbv

Glad to see Magi up there. The manga just keeps getting better and better, I love that series.

Sep 29, 2013 3:43 AM by Reim_Seranth

GodlyKyon said:

Also IS: Infinite Stratos is doing bad... Good, but why?
Mainly because this is not a new volume. It is a Overlap edition as the series moves to a new publisher named Overlap. Given most of those who already bought the old edition of vol.7 are unlikely to buy the new version just for the new illustration art, the sales figure itself is actually quite good I'd say. For how strong this franchise currently may be, you should look at the sales of a truly new volume from Overlap, which is vol.8 published in April this year:

*2, 53,581 *,*53,581 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.8
*3, 29,803 *,*29,803 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.8 Special Edition

A LOT more than the couple of thousands sold for the new edition of vol.7 last week. So unfortunately you seem to have celebrated a bit prematurely for its "doing bad".


JoksPacifist said:

I know liking a art/design is totally subjective, but if the Japanese IS fans think the way I do, those new illustrations aren't enough to buy the volume re-release. It is common knowlodge that story isn't the strongest point of these shows.
As much as what you said about illustration being a key selling point for LN in Japan. In this case, the "poor" sales of IS vol.7 does not really have to do with that.




belatkuro said:
Date A Live is suppose to be volume 8, not volume 7.
Ricetaffy said:

Also, isn't it Vol. 8 of Date A Live that's called Natsumi Search? Vol. 7 is Miku Truth.
That is a typo. Should be vol.8 not vol.7 in the list. Fixed.

Sep 28, 2013 9:51 PM by symbv

I need to start Magi. I was against watching it at first because at first glance, the anime didn't seem very interesting to me, but apparently I am wrong.

Sep 28, 2013 6:35 PM by Faulternity

Rosaryn said:

Yayyyy, but why is Shingeki no Kyojin so low in the ranks?
Could it be because of the monthly serialization?


Because some of those volumes came out several years ago.

Sep 28, 2013 1:29 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai!!
Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi!!

Yayyyy, but why is Shingeki no Kyojin so low in the ranks?
Could it be because of the monthly serialization?

Sep 28, 2013 1:25 PM by Rosaryn

GarLogan78 said:
WataMote is a more modest seller than I thought it was.


That is only 2 days of sales. But still, WataMote has the unusual and unenviable distinction of having its sales drop in line with the airing of the anime.

After 2 days the last volume had sold 38.5k, and that in turn got about 5% fewer sales than the previous (and pre-anime) volume got.

Sep 28, 2013 12:20 PM by kuuderes_shadow

WataMote is a more modest seller than I thought it was.

Sep 28, 2013 12:10 PM by GarLogan78

Manga
*1. 311,414 *,311,414 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.18
*5. 105,847 *,105,847 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai Vol.23
*8. *69,183 *,*69,183 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.9
49. *22,773 *,252,975 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.4

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*3, *24,218 135,661 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Vol.8
still going strong

Sep 28, 2013 9:12 AM by Mr_Gutts