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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Nov 11 - 17

by Snow
Nov 20, 2013 3:34 PM | 64 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for November 11th - 17th

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

Manga
*1. 202,265 *,202,265 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2
*2. 175,147 2,354,005 One Piece Vol.72
*3. *68,271 *,*68,271 Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi Vol.7
*4. *65,931 *,*65,931 Hajime no Ippo Vol.105
*5. *61,637 *,122,828 Ane no Kekkon Vol.6
*6. *59,526 *,179,421 Initial D Vol.48
*7. *56,617 *,847,264 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.20
*8. *55,992 *,133,675 Ajin Vol.3
*9. *49,581 *,*49,581 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.4
10. *48,909 *,*48,909 Kantai Collection ~KanColle~ Anthology Comic: Yososuka Chinjufu-hen Vol.2

11. *48,425 *,380,365 D.Gray-man Vol.24
12. *48,291 *,*48,291 Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari Vol.1
13. *44,111 *,*69,581 Amanchu! Vol.7
14. *39,807 *,*39,807 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.25
15. *39,479 *,*97,390 Atashin'chi Vol.19
16. *37,210 *,*37,210 Detective Conan Vol.81
17. *36,225 *,*36,225 Baby Steps Vol.28
18. *33,180 *,304,079 Toriko Vol.27
19. *31,714 *,*31,714 Koe no Katachi Vol.1
20. *30,877 *,*59,970 87 Clockers Vol.4

21. *27,818 *,*27,818 Yumekui Merry Vol.11
22. *27,702 *,*53,912 Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou Vol.5
23. *26,889 *,*94,837 Vampire Knight Vol.19
24. *25,169 *,*25,169 Ryuuroden: Chuugen Ryouranhen Vol.13
25. *23,898 *,*23,898 Oboreru Knife Vol.16
26. *23,302 *,*23,477 Manga de Wakaru Shinryou Naika Vol.9
27. *22,243 *,*42,528 Hakaiju Vol.11
28. *22,202 *,162,544 Nisekoi Vol.9
29. *21,166 *,896,968 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1
30. *20,601 *,*20,601 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome Vol.8

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 13,646 *25,117 Heavy Object (Bourei-tachi no Keisatsu)
*2. 13,566 *13,566 Seiken no Tsukai no World Break Vol.5
*3. 11,559 *11,559 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.2
*4. *9,009 174,563 Owarimonogatari
*5. *7,622 **7,622 Uchi no Isourou ga Sekai wo Shouaku Shiteiru! Vol.6
*6. *6,804 *10,988 Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi Vol.17
*7. *5,055 *39,797 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? Yes! Hakoniwa no Nichijou Desu!!
*8. *4,815 **9,151 Gakusei Shoujo Vol.4
*9. *4,625 **4,625 Kemono no Kotowari

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 64 Comments Recent Comments

Sakamoto desu ga? deserves that popularity.

Nov 26, 2013 1:22 AM by Kitchiri

ToG25thBaam said:
I heard that the theme is supposed to be "no matter how hard you work, hard work can't beat talent", I think that's about it.
Hmm.. I think that is just one of the themes there and I don't think it is the key message there (even though it was mentioned very often there). Not that I like Sakurasou though.

Nov 23, 2013 5:12 AM by symbv

rederoin said:

I was not talking about the show, since is tthe LN sales thread after all.



And he was un-able to 1vs1 the antagonist of the last arc in the anime, so even the anime showed he was not OP.

Oh no wonder, but I haven't seen past episode 7, and probably won't, but still the power balance is kinda screwed. Izayoi is so much stronger than Asuka (is that her name?) and Kusakabe (is that the animal woman's name?). I mean, the author introduced them as a trio, but he/she is crumbling the power balance, making one way stronger than the other 2, I might also be wrong on that too..

hpulley said:
I was going to say, OK, name one or a few of "a lot" but since you are so biased I think I'm done. We'll just have to agree to disagree since I love Sakurasou and you obviously hate it. Oh well...

I don't really like Sakurasou as well. I am about half past the show, and has been putting on hold since then. For some reason I find the drama to be kinda ridiculous and stupid(?), and I heard that the theme is supposed to be "no matter how hard you work, hard work can't beat talent", I think that's about it. Not to mention, there ain't a love triangle right from the beginning, even though the 2nd girl likes the main guy, her chance is almost zero, pretty much that. She lost her chance already by taking it slowly, well that's what I understood from watching 10 episodes. Sakurasou's romance is done pretty badly to be honest, and the theme sucked, and the drama is.. just bad, imho the good thing about Sakurasou is the comedy and SoL element. and it ain't even coming close to topping Toradora!

Nov 23, 2013 2:52 AM by ToG25thBaam

I was going to say, OK, name one or a few of "a lot" but since you are so biased I think I'm done. We'll just have to agree to disagree since I love Sakurasou and you obviously hate it. Oh well...

tsudecimo said:
I don't think that counts as unique at all. I can name a lot of romance manga that develop the relationship of the couple after they end up together. Even showing them breaking up, dating other people, getting back together, time skips, them not ending up together after all of that in the end ( which can be depressing sometimes) etc.

I'm really biased when it comes to Sakuraso since I hate the anime with all of my heart but it really didn't have anything new, original or unique. Everything in it has been done before just not all at the same time in the same story. Sakuraso seemed more loved in the west or at least in MAL more than Japan.....

Nov 22, 2013 10:19 AM by hpulley

Now imagine if that Takagi from Bakuman said were true that mangaka earn 40 yen per manga sold and Eiichiro Oda has sold over 300 million copies worldwide.
He will now have atleast $ 120,000,000 on his name

Shiit! He could live the rest of his life drowning in bitches already..

Nov 22, 2013 9:24 AM by Toaki90

QueenCythia said:
At Least Zero still got his happy ending after all the horrible things things that was done to him.
I wouldnt even call it a happy ending for him, he just got sloppy seconds essentially after yuuki could no longer get kaname's dick

God that manga was horrible, it started off fine but as it kept going its just a trainwreck that rolls down a hill and hits another train causing a wreck and they both fall into a ravine with a rock bottom.

Nov 22, 2013 8:58 AM by JizzyHitler

I don't think that counts as unique at all. I can name a lot of romance manga that develop the relationship of the couple after they end up together. Even showing them breaking up, dating other people, getting back together, time skips, them not ending up together after all of that in the end ( which can be depressing sometimes) etc.

I'm really biased when it comes to Sakuraso since I hate the anime with all of my heart but it really didn't have anything new, original or unique. Everything in it has been done before just not all at the same time in the same story. Sakuraso seemed more loved in the west or at least in MAL more than Japan.


symbv said:
Thing is, in Japan a lot of romance story is more a long process of probing and double-guessing, to try to find out the actual feeling on the other side and to try to get himself/herself to become the "worthy" person for the other side. It is not just shounen or male-oriented romance that is the case. Shoujo and female-oriented romance is abound with such premise. I just treat it as a Japanese culture thing - even though in real life romance is not necessarily like this, it is still sort of a common and expected concept in the broader cultural mind of the Japanese people.

I've noticed that very early on when I started watching anime and it makes me cringe but romance still remains on of my favorite genres. I don't know, something about romance in anime/manga is just heaps better than real life or TV and Movies, even cheesy romance is way way more enjoyable for me in anime/manga form. I just can't put my finger on the reason though....

Nov 22, 2013 8:14 AM by tsudecimo

Yes, many classic and current works end when they confess or kiss while many fans, both sides of the world now to be fair, prefer works that have confessions and kisses in the first episode so it doesn't HAVE to end there. It can be the proper ending or the proper beginning, just depends...

Same happens in the west. Unless the story is about family life it is rare for the story to continue after the marriage, that is usually the end.

This seems to be especially true in Japan, the idea of expectations. If it is a story where the confession is expected to end it, it will end it. If it happens at the beginning then you expect that it will be a different type of story, and it is. A one sided unrequited love, or love triangle or what have you.

Sakurasou seems fairly unique in this respect.
IMO really should be higher on that list.

Nov 22, 2013 7:35 AM by hpulley

But some of the most classic manga on romance, from Maison Ikkoku to Touch to Kimagure Orange Road, all end with start of romance but they are all fondly remembered for good reason: how both sides develop themselves and come to understand each other to such extent that the confession is just the rightful end of the courting process. A very alien concept to western people I'd say (or even most non-Japanese people) but something I find very intriguing.

Nov 22, 2013 6:03 AM by symbv

Sakurasou is an example of a novel series that did NOT end with the start of the romance. One of the reasons why I love it and wish it was rated higher... and that the anime animated those parts, darned ongoing series that are animated well before they're over... sigh...

Nov 22, 2013 5:58 AM by hpulley

Amiluhur said:

And really, i find the idea of having romance series culminating in the start of a relationship so very limiting. It excludes so very many potential stories and themes. I've found that, as a result, shounen romances (and male-oriented romance in general) aren't worth reading anymore unless there's some novelty involved.
Thing is, in Japan a lot of romance story is more a long process of probing and double-guessing, to try to find out the actual feeling on the other side and to try to get himself/herself to become the "worthy" person for the other side. It is not just shounen or male-oriented romance that is the case. Shoujo and female-oriented romance is abound with such premise. I just treat it as a Japanese culture thing - even though in real life romance is not necessarily like this, it is still sort of a common and expected concept in the broader cultural mind of the Japanese people.

Nov 22, 2013 5:56 AM by symbv

ToG25thBaam said:
rederoin said:
ToG25thBaam said:


Hah so Mondaiji is still selling so well, huh? I sure hope that it got more depth to it from after where I left off. The whole anime can be summed up as "MC so OP, no one can scratch him". Gift game? Guild? Characters? Whut, fanservice is more like it.

People still do not understand that the MC is not OP? I think we already went over this when the anime was still airing. You're simply uniformed about the series.

Then please do explain that in what way he is not OP, in a spoiler tag. I've seen up to 7 episodes, and yes I dropped it there, he seems to be kind of OP. First he defeated the Water God(?) in the first episode with a mere.. punch? Then he proceed to defeat the antagonist in episode 6 iirc easily without even getting scratched (maybe he did but I forgot), and that antagonist was so hyped, you know, he was even famous among the bunch (I forgot who). Come on, that's not OP, then what? Want to see something realistically OP? Read Gun x Clover, there is a reason for his OP-ness instead of "Oh I am the protagonist and I was set up to be this strong". The fault of the show doesn't stop at the characters, I can go even deeper into how the gift game is boring, but since it's not my objective here, I'll refrain from doing that.

I was not talking about the show, since is tthe LN sales thread after all.



And he was un-able to 1vs1 the antagonist of the last arc in the anime, so even the anime showed he was not OP.

hpulley said:
Here is a link to the particular thread on LNDB I meant in case you are having trouble finding it. It only has results since May of this year but NouCome and OutBreak company have only ranked recently anyhow:
http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=53

For searching of manga results, ANN actually seems to be the best as they have a page for each manga (just type it into the search box upper right) and it includes the links to sales results for it. E.g. Saki:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=10526

It would be nice if MAL had similarly easy to search lists of past sales figures, then I wouldn't need to recommend other sites...

MAL is missing a few weeks here and their though. I tried looking up the 2 weeks in which the last volume of gunslinger girl was released and MAL did not have threads about those 2 weeks(December 2012).

Mod Edit: Merged posts. Please do not double post.

Nov 22, 2013 5:44 AM by rederoin

ToG25thBaam said:
And also, the author seems to be under the impression that revealing whose key fits the holes of the box means the end of the manga because Raku will probably choose that girl unless he pull a (kind of expected) twist on us. I have given up on that long ago.

Yep, that's also the reason i dropped Nisekoi. It just became overly asinine and practically went nowhere.

And really, i find the idea of having romance series culminating in the start of a relationship so very limiting. It excludes so very many potential stories and themes. I've found that, as a result, shounen romances (and male-oriented romance in general) aren't worth reading anymore unless there's some novelty involved.

Nov 22, 2013 5:40 AM by Amiluhur

I hope the anime of Baby Steps can boost its sales. It really is one of the better sports manga.

Nov 22, 2013 5:13 AM by live2win

rederoin said:
ToG25thBaam said:


Hah so Mondaiji is still selling so well, huh? I sure hope that it got more depth to it from after where I left off. The whole anime can be summed up as "MC so OP, no one can scratch him". Gift game? Guild? Characters? Whut, fanservice is more like it.

People still do not understand that the MC is not OP? I think we already went over this when the anime was still airing. You're simply uniformed about the series.

Then please do explain that in what way he is not OP, in a spoiler tag. I've seen up to 7 episodes, and yes I dropped it there, he seems to be kind of OP. First he defeated the Water God(?) in the first episode with a mere.. punch? Then he proceed to defeat the antagonist in episode 6 iirc easily without even getting scratched (maybe he did but I forgot), and that antagonist was so hyped, you know, he was even famous among the bunch (I forgot who). Come on, that's not OP, then what? Want to see something realistically OP? Read Gun x Clover, there is a reason for his OP-ness instead of "Oh I am the protagonist and I was set up to be this strong". The fault of the show doesn't stop at the characters, I can go even deeper into how the gift game is boring, but since it's not my objective here, I'll refrain from doing that.

Xinception said:

I hope Nisekoi gets back to the plot a little bit. I love these cute chapters, but it's time to know what Marika's hiding.

I doubt that it will. Mystery solved = no more mystery = manga will get boring without plot. And also, the author seems to be under the impression that revealing whose key fits the holes of the box means the end of the manga because Raku will probably choose that girl unless he pull a (kind of expected) twist on us. I have given up on that long ago.

Nov 22, 2013 5:05 AM by ToG25thBaam

^ One thing the LNDB chart does not have are the anime/manga related books. LNDB uses a list reported by some dedicated fans in certain 2ch thread but the list they report from the general book chart contains only the novels. Guidebooks or art albums are not reported. I always include them in the book chart I reported here, though I am not sure if, like the album sales data, it may get dropped without warning or explanation.

As for adding new features in MAL, I don't think the site is short of programming resource, so....

Nov 21, 2013 8:11 PM by symbv

Here is a link to the particular thread on LNDB I meant in case you are having trouble finding it. It only has results since May of this year but NouCome and OutBreak company have only ranked recently anyhow:
http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=53

For searching of manga results, ANN actually seems to be the best as they have a page for each manga (just type it into the search box upper right) and it includes the links to sales results for it. E.g. Saki:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=10526

It would be nice if MAL had similarly easy to search lists of past sales figures, then I wouldn't need to recommend other sites...

Nov 21, 2013 6:31 PM by hpulley

I have question about manga sales.


I tried looking up the total sales(per volume) of the saki manga, but I couldn't find them. Any site I can easily look it up?

Nov 21, 2013 5:12 PM by rederoin

belatkuro said:
NeoAnkara said:
Xinception said:
hpulley said:
LNDB has a single thread with results which is easier to search than here.
What does LNDB stand for? Where can I find it?
It stand for Light Novel Database. Here is the site.
It's .info, not .net.
Here's the correct site.
Sorry for that lol. Link corrected.

Nov 21, 2013 5:09 PM by NeoAnkara

NeoAnkara said:
Xinception said:
hpulley said:
LNDB has a single thread with results which is easier to search than here.
What does LNDB stand for? Where can I find it?
It stand for Light Novel Database. Here is the site.
It's .info, not .net.
Here's the correct site.

Nov 21, 2013 5:05 PM by belatkuro