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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Nov 4 - 10

by Snow
Nov 14, 2013 1:17 AM | 40 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for November 4th - 10th

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

Manga
*1. 638,853 2,178,858 One Piece Vol.72
*2. 153,849 *,331,940 D.Gray-man Vol.24
*3. 119,895 *,119,895 Initial D Vol.48
*4. 118,574 *,270,899 Toriko Vol.27
*5. 113,171 *,790,647 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.20
*6. *77,683 *,*77,683 Ajin Vol.3
*7. *67,948 *,*67,948 Vampire Knight Vol.19
*8. *67,037 *,140,342 Nisekoi Vol.9
*9. *63,024 *,133,673 Beelzebub Vol.24
10. *61,191 *,*61,191 Ane no Kekkon Vol.6

11. *57,911 *,*57,911 Atashin'chi Vol.19
12. *48,103 *,*48,103 Mikado no Shihou Vol.6
13. *44,163 *,182,242 Oooku Vol.10
14. *41,683 *,136,257 I Am a Hero Vol.13
15. *38,683 *,*38,683 Kiss x Sis Vol.12
16. *38,574 *,*38,574 Lucky☆Star Vol.10
17. *38,382 *,365,436 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.22
18. *35,450 *,368,695 Vagabond Vol.36
19. *34,952 *,303,947 xxxHOLiC: Rei Vol.1
20. *33,786 *,*86,150 Hetalia Axis Powers Vol.6

21. *32,873 *,675,039 Gin no Saji Vol.9
22. *32,713 *,493,277 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.19
23. *32,624 *,*70,107 Kanshikan Tsunemori Akane Vol.3
24. *30,813 *,*30,813 Psychometrer Vol.11
25. *30,246 *,320,225 Inu x Boku SS Vol.10
26. *29,093 *,*29,093 87 Clockers Vol.4
27. *27,799 *,465,636 Fairy Tail Vol.40
28. *27,584 *,438,690 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion Vol.5
29. *27,573 *,*27,573 Witch Craft Works Vol.6
30. *26,338 *,*26,338 Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: One Poker Hen Vol.1

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 17,209 165,554 Owarimonogatari
*2. 11,471 *11,471 Heavy Object Bourei-tachi no Keisatsu
*3. 11,057 *34,742 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? Yes! Hakoniwa no Nichijou Desu!!
*4. *8,695 **8,695 Vampire Knight: Flail no Yume
*5. *7,934 *17,797 Senbonzakura Vol.2
*6. *7,442 *40,186 Shuuen no Shiori
*7. *5,713 *14,707 Hayou no Tsurugi 6 Ukon no Gyouan Vol.18
*8. *5,411 *88,128 Omoide no Toki Shurishimasu Vol.2 Ashita wo Ugokasu Hakuruma
*9. *5,113 264,511 Kagerou Days Vol.4
10. *4,997 *43,054 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.7
11. *4,935 *16,162 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.4

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Mecasonic said:
symbv said:
hpulley said:
Surely something which sells 100K copies total must be at least a ranking amount, no?
Actually I would like to see ANN's source for saying vol.4 selling 400k copies. This information is not in the Source the article quoted.

I found an image on Earth Star's official site that mentions the series reaching 400k copies in circulation. Don't know if that's ANN's source or not.

Also, it's 400k copies for the entire series (i.e. 100k per volume on average), not for volume 4 alone.
Precisely, 400k is for THE ENTIRE SERIES and NUMBER PRINTED (not sold). I can see how the passage in ANN's article where it said "The manga series has topped 400,000 copies as of the fourth volume." can read both ways so I would not fault ANN for misreporting but surely ANN could have written it a bit clearer.

Anyway, given it is just 100k printed per volume, and combined with how Oricon's number will always be less than the actual sales tabulated by the publisher, it should be easy to see why Pupa never gets ranked in Oricon manga chart.

Nov 18, 2013 4:38 AM by symbv

symbv said:
hpulley said:
Surely something which sells 100K copies total must be at least a ranking amount, no?
Actually I would like to see ANN's source for saying vol.4 selling 400k copies. This information is not in the Source the article quoted.

I found an image on Earth Star's official site that mentions the series reaching 400k copies in circulation. Don't know if that's ANN's source or not.

Also, it's 400k copies for the entire series (i.e. 100k per volume on average), not for volume 4 alone.

Nov 18, 2013 3:35 AM by Mecasonic

hpulley said:
Surely something which sells 100K copies total must be at least a ranking amount, no?
Actually I would like to see ANN's source for saying vol.4 selling 400k copies. This information is not in the Source the article quoted.

Nov 17, 2013 8:11 PM by symbv

What, D.Gray-Man? It's back?

Nov 16, 2013 9:28 PM by Tyrel

are manga's that are bought outside retailers and amazon listed in the top sold mangas of 2013?

Nov 16, 2013 12:41 PM by mangabook

symbv said:
^ But you know that the sales tabulated by Oricon are almost always lower than the sales number coming from the publisher, right?
Yes but we must have some benchmarks from which to work backwards. I.e. titles which ranked on Oricon and then went on to say "10 million in print!" so we can figure out what the ratio is. Surely something which sells 100K copies total must be at least a ranking amount, no? Or is SnK really selling 10 million copies per issue?

For 6 years I used amazon.co.jp exclusively but lately they and DHL have given me grief so I have switched to Neowing/CDJapan and once used Lawson/HMV but EMS is slow so I prefer Neowing/CDJapan with Fedex right now.

But you are right, amazon's 27% discount on Blurays makes it very hard to beat if you buy many Blurays. I've had to cut down on them but I find myself buying more books and CDs lately anyhow.

Nov 16, 2013 11:57 AM by hpulley

Yeah, honto.jp aren't very good for BR/DVDs. Then again I haven't bought many of them, so haven't really had the chance to settle down with a regular place. Trying out CDJapan for Non Non Biyori vol 1.

After all, with books, shipping makes up a significant part of the cost, whereas with BR/DVD it's completely overwhelmed by the costs of the item itself and customs.

Nov 16, 2013 11:00 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:

I really don't know why people use amazon.
Not sure about others, but I use Amazon when I am in Japan, and shipping cost within Japan is zero in Amazon.

How about BD/DVD? I just look and it seems Honto.jp does not offer the same discount as Amazon...

Nov 16, 2013 10:57 AM by symbv

symbv said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
So none of the stuff I ever buy would count to the rankings. Not that I often buy stuff on the week of release anyway.
I take this meaning you don't buy manga/LN from Amazon then?


Amazon charge ridiculous amounts for shipping, because they basically get you to pay the shipping rate of some huge thick hardcover books no matter the weight of the item you're actually ordering, and usually ends up being about twice as much as they actually spend on the postage.

I buy from honto.jp, which charges you in shipping the same amount as what they actually pay for it, cutting around 20% off the total* cost of the order compared to amazon for large orders (and a much higher proportion for smaller ones).

I really don't know why people use amazon.

*in other words, including the price of the books as well

Nov 16, 2013 10:49 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
So none of the stuff I ever buy would count to the rankings. Not that I often buy stuff on the week of release anyway.
I take this meaning you don't buy manga/LN from Amazon then?

Nov 16, 2013 10:34 AM by symbv

symbv said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Does anyone have a link to the list of retailers that Oricon uses for its data?
Here you go. In Japanese though:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/index4.html


Thanks.

So none of the stuff I ever buy would count to the rankings. Not that I often buy stuff on the week of release anyway.

Nov 16, 2013 10:28 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
Does anyone have a link to the list of retailers that Oricon uses for its data?
Here you go. In Japanese though:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/index4.html

Nov 16, 2013 10:22 AM by symbv

Does anyone have a link to the list of retailers that Oricon uses for its data?

Nov 16, 2013 10:20 AM by kuuderes_shadow

^ But you know that the sales tabulated by Oricon are almost always lower than the sales number coming from the publisher, right?

Nov 16, 2013 10:16 AM by symbv

I was wondering why Earth Star titles never rank and while that isn't answered here it is interesting that 400000 copies are claimed by Pupa over 4 volumes which seems to be about 100000 copies/volume which would have ranked unless the sales were really, really slow so I wonder if they don't rank for some reason. Earth Star volumes aren't even a weird size if I recall so it beats me why they wouldn't be on Oricon...
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-16/sayaka-mogi-horror-manga-pupa-to-end-in-december

Nov 16, 2013 10:09 AM by hpulley

I added Witch Craft Works on my plan to read and oh it has an upcoming Anime adaption :3

Nov 16, 2013 6:27 AM by Tengai

*4. 118,574 *,270,899 Toriko Vol.27

toriko <3333

Nov 15, 2013 11:59 AM by aboe

jayvon said:
Holy shit this is my first time seeing Manga/Anime sales and they are nothing compared to BD/DVD sales. It looks like Manga sells better than anime by a very very wide gap.
Manga/LN volumes are about ten times cheaper than anime BD/DVD discs so it's much easier to collect them.

Nov 15, 2013 12:23 AM by Progeusz

hpulley said:
pikeman1 said:
great, Owarimonogatari ranked 1st again
so I guess the the series will not end soon as planned :v
Owari will be at least two volumes, perhaps three. Zoku could be two or three as well. It isn't over until Nisioisin says it's over LOL
And we never know if we will have spiin-off or anthology of more short stories, prequels... lol

Nov 15, 2013 12:04 AM by symbv

I was expecting a VK gaiden with zero and Yuuki story but not a Light novel... I'm interested...

Nov 14, 2013 4:57 PM by MisterXX