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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Nov 25 - Dec 1

by Snow
Dec 5, 2013 7:39 AM | 39 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga and Light Novel rankings for November 25th - December 1st

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

Manga
*1. 156,852 *,334,655 REAL Vol.13
*2. 118,577 *,250,627 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.22
*3. *96,721 *,*96,721 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.13
*4. *92,664 *,404,866 Terra Formars Vol.7
*5. *91,924 *,489,137 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2
*6. *83,526 *,*83,526 Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai Vol.3
*7. *81,103 *,165,002 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.11
*8. *78,881 *,357,149 Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai Vol.1
*9. *72,650 *,391,292 Detective Conan Vol.81
10. *72,027 *,*72,371 Sekirei Vol.15

11. *71,572 *,*71,572 Pandora Hearts Vol.21
12. *67,041 *,*67,359 Marmalade Boy Little Vol.1
13. *59,552 *,*67,518 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Dengeki Comic Anthology: Sasebo Chinjufu-hen Vol.1
14. *58,424 2,499,691 One Piece Vol.72
15. *58,110 *,*66,347 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Comic à la Carte: Maidzuru Chinjufu-hen Vol.1
16. *54,621 *,*54,621 ReRe Hello Vol.2
17. *53,112 *,110,326 Billy Bat Vol.13
18. *50,169 *,*50,169 Honey Vol.3
19. *45,142 *,*92,507 Zetsuen no Tempest Vol.10
20. *43,203 *,*43,203 Ayakashi Hisen Vol.11

21. *36,346 *,*36,346 Angel Beats! Heaven's Door Vol.6
22. *35,589 *,*68,713 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.9
23. *35,097 *,*35,097 Kagerou Days: Koushiki Anthology Comic - Winter -
24. *34,089 *,106,450 Angel Heart - 2nd Season Vol.7
25. *32,220 *,*32,220 Jisatsutou Vol.10
26. *28,547 *,*28,547 Yamikin Ushijima-kun Vol.29
27. *27,151 *,*27,151 Amatsuki Vol.17
28. *26,810 *,957,526 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1
29. *26,074 *,*26,074 Pokémon Special Vol.48
30. *25,206 *,*25,206 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.4

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 55,808 55,808 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12
*2. 20,528 38,666 Bannou Kanteishi Q no Tanteitan
*3. 16,624 16,624 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu!
*4. 15,775 36,269 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.12
*5. 14,779 14,779 Adeyaka na Kanjou
*6. 13,800 61,601 Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou Vol.9
*7. 13,304 13,304 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo Vol.3
*8. 12,693 57,199 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.8
*9. 11,287 24,617 No Game No Life Vol.5
10. *7,797 19,836 Seikoku no Dragonar Vol.14

11. *7,528 18,575 Absolute Duo Vol.4
12. 10,087 10,693 Re:Monster Vol.4
13. *9,774 *9,774 Monogatari no Naka no Hito Vol.2
14. *9,651 30,759 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan
15. *6,837 16,476 Ben-To Vol.11
16. *6,712 24,427 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
17. *6,497 *6,497 Netsuaisha no Koi
18. *6,040 *6,040 Kanjo ga Flag wo Oretara: Oya, Konna Jikan ni Dare Darou... Santa Claus kana?
19. *5,971 *5,971 Kagirohi Sayaka: Yuutsudzu

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 39 Comments Recent Comments

DinadanCarleon said:
not only being super strong OR super smart, but he is super strong AND super smart.
i don't see any problem if he only super strong OR super smart, but he is Perfect no flaw.

Thats the thing. I believe that it depends on the kind of manga/anime it is. If the entire manga is based around the "Perfectness" of this "Perfect" person, then your problem isnt with the character but the entire manga itself.

they are better than flat boring mc. everything is so easy for the mc.

Personally, I find it to be the exact opposite. I get way more excited when the MC thrashes the bad guy or atleast doesnt get beat up continuously before he finally gets to win. And what makes such MCs even better is when they have a really great personality to go along with their strength.

Basically what Progeusz said above lol. OP chars with the personality to match arent common and thats why when I watch a show with such a char, it makes the show even better for me.

Dec 8, 2013 1:07 PM by AdolTheRed

Takuan_Soho said:

It's actually a funny manga, so its not quite Gary Stu in that we aren't supposed to take his awesomeness seriously. Plus I am pretty sure that he isn't even human....

Yeah exactly. I can't believe someone can miss something that obvious. The whole point of the manga is that he is ridiculously cool and perfect literally all the time in whatever situation to the point of absurdity.

Synopsis:

First year high school student Sakamoto isn't just cool, he's the coolest!




I understand that it's hard to like him, I don't like him too but him being perfect all the time is funny because of how absurd and unrealistic it is. The manga is very self aware.

Dec 8, 2013 12:04 PM by tsudecimo

Yeah but he isn't the smartest and is far from being the strongest. And even if he was perfect, what's wrong with that? He might be boring to you but certainly isn't to me and many others. He's really badass, has great taste, good sense of humor, overall great fellow to be around. Under the delinquent mask he's actually caring person wishing the best for his comrades and actually taking action, helping them.
I'd love to know someone like him and enjoy watching how he interacts with other characters - be it teasing Black Rabbit, encouraging Jin or discussing true meaning of art with Shiroyasha.
Why can't you deal with a single character like him when 95% of anime have someone completely different?

Dec 8, 2013 11:53 AM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
DinadanCarleon said:
Progeusz said:
DinadanCarleon said:
Snowical said:

*5. *91,924 *,489,137 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2

28. *26,810 *,957,526 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1


so GARY STU is so popular nowadays huh ?
This is one of the dumbest terms ever created. Please stop using it.


so, this Super Cool, Super Smart, Super Awesome, Super Handsome, No flaw character is so Popular nowadays huh ?
Much better. At least this time you used words that actually have any meaning besides being mindless insult.
Also, what's wrong with being super strong or super smart?


not only being super strong OR super smart, but he is super strong AND super smart.
i don't see any problem if he only super strong OR super smart, but he is Perfect no flaw.

Progeusz said:
Don't you get bored with all those average whiny MCs in every second show?


they are better than flat boring mc. everything is so easy for the mc.

Dec 7, 2013 4:48 PM by DinadanCarleon

DinadanCarleon said:
Progeusz said:
DinadanCarleon said:
Snowical said:

*5. *91,924 *,489,137 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2

28. *26,810 *,957,526 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1


so GARY STU is so popular nowadays huh ?
This is one of the dumbest terms ever created. Please stop using it.


so, this Super Cool, Super Smart, Super Awesome, Super Handsome, No flaw character is so Popular nowadays huh ?
Much better. At least this time you used words that actually have any meaning besides being mindless insult.
Also, what's wrong with being super strong or super smart? Don't you get bored with all those average whiny MCs in every second show? Someone like Izayoi is amazing for a change, we don't get MCs like him too often. Also I have no idea why you think it's something new (well, I do, you've probably only started watching anime recently). The only new thing is the term you used.

Dec 7, 2013 1:48 PM by Progeusz

DinadanCarleon said:
Progeusz said:
DinadanCarleon said:
Snowical said:

*5. *91,924 *,489,137 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2

28. *26,810 *,957,526 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1


so GARY STU is so popular nowadays huh ?
This is one of the dumbest terms ever created. Please stop using it.


so, this Super Cool, Super Smart, Super Awesome, Super Handsome, No flaw character is so Popular nowadays huh ?

Nowadays? I figured they were always popular, considering they are an ideal type of char and humans in general tend to love their ideals.

P.S. I'm pretty sure I dont have to state the obvious but just to avoid any misunderstandings............ by popular, I dont mean every single person ofc, since opinions and tastes vary.

Dec 7, 2013 11:33 AM by AdolTheRed

kuuderes_shadow said:
sim0n2170 said:
Looks like next week SnK gonna be number 1 again with 2.2m sold for volume 12

2.2m is the number printed. Not the number being sold in week 1.
And it is the only manga besides One Piece to have a first print of over 2m.
http://mantan-web.jp/2013/12/07/20131206dog00m200072000c.html

Dec 7, 2013 8:40 AM by symbv

sim0n2170 said:
Looks like next week SnK gonna be number 1 again with 2.2m sold for volume 12


2.2m is the number printed. Not the number being sold in week 1.

Dec 7, 2013 4:55 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Looks like next week SnK gonna be number 1 again with 2.2m sold for volume 12

Dec 7, 2013 3:11 AM by sim0n2170

Progeusz said:
DinadanCarleon said:
Snowical said:

*5. *91,924 *,489,137 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2

28. *26,810 *,957,526 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1


so GARY STU is so popular nowadays huh ?
This is one of the dumbest terms ever created. Please stop using it.


so, this Super Cool, Super Smart, Super Awesome, Super Handsome, No flaw character is so Popular nowadays huh ?

Dec 6, 2013 4:39 PM by DinadanCarleon

symbv said:
mugi said:
I don't think Hihouden counts as LN.
I know you will post this LOL Didn't expect you came this quick though lol


I acquired quite the reputation.

Dec 6, 2013 4:05 PM by mugi

I'm glad to see Pandora Hearts and Angel Beats are doing fairly well ^.^ I wasn't so surprised to see that BakaTest was ranked #1 on the Light Novels, it's a really great and hilarious anime as well as a light novel.

Dec 6, 2013 2:41 PM by nekoXmuffins

I guess I forgot about that, because I tend to just leave anything that expects to take more than 1-3 days before shipment until a later date.

Dec 6, 2013 9:12 AM by kuuderes_shadow

When is the next Index light novel volume coming out.

Dec 6, 2013 8:12 AM by Mr_Gutts

I added Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru, Terra Formars, Billy Bat, Honey, Jisatsutou and Amatsuki on my plan to read :3

I want a Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu season 3!!!

Please :'(

Dec 6, 2013 6:02 AM by Tengai

Takuan_Soho said:
Hey, I contributed to that number for a change (as oppose to my purchases not counting (damn international mail delays)!


You know it's the shipment date - and not the date you receive it - that counts, right?

Or are you saying that they usually send the item out late because you don't live in Japan, in which case that's the first time I've ever heard of that.

Dec 6, 2013 3:45 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*1. 55,808 55,808 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12

good bye baka test... :'(

Dec 6, 2013 3:26 AM by annov

Terra Formars Anime Please!!

Dec 6, 2013 2:19 AM by kimukun23

DinadanCarleon said:
Snowical said:

*5. *91,924 *,489,137 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2

28. *26,810 *,957,526 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1


so GARY STU is so popular nowadays huh ?
This is one of the dumbest terms ever created. Please stop using it.

Dec 5, 2013 11:22 PM by Progeusz

Mocha96 said:
Snowical said:
*1. 55,808 55,808 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12

Season 3 when? I miss my Hideyoshi -_-


All I know is that season 2 sold around 3k, not very good.

Dec 5, 2013 6:00 PM by GodlyKyon