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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Dec 9 - 15

by Snow
Dec 18, 2013 3:05 PM | 55 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for December 9th - 15th

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

Manga
*1. 924,685 1,015,384 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.12
*2. 304,992 *,327,119 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.12 (Limited Edition)
*3. 164,277 *,817,901 Naruto Vol.67
*4. 163,048 *,163,048 Chihayafuru Vol.23
*5. 127,423 *,127,423 Soul Eater Vol.25
*6. 125,595 *,125,954 Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall Vol.1
*7. 118,850 *,478,803 Kuroko no Basket Vol.25
*8. 106,620 *,468,608 Bleach Vol.61
*9. *91,625 *,*91,777 Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou Vol.3
10. *84,254 *,270,341 One Punch-Man Vol.5

11. *81,676 *,126,687 Nichijou Vol.9
12. *67,222 *,211,951 Worst Vol.33
13. *65,603 *,268,269 Gintama Vol.52
14. *65,420 *,224,491 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.9
15. *61,392 *,249,257 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.5
16. *58,691 *,112,121 Kangoku Gakuen Vol.11
17. *56,222 *,218,604 Kinou Nani Tabeta? Vol.8
18. *51,284 *,603,780 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.2
19. *50,740 *,*50,740 Soul Eater Not! Vol.3
20. *46,859 *,162,459 Claymore Vol.25

21. *45,985 *,*45,985 Kuragehime Vol.13
22. *45,690 *,*45,690 Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: Shinpen - Hangyaku no Monogatari Vol.2
23. *36,971 *,*61,323 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Comic à la Carte: Maizuru Chinjufu-hen Vol.2
24. *36,879 *,422,994 Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai Vol.1
25. *35,806 *,*35,806 P to JK Vol.3
26. *34,093 2,573,637 One Piece Vol.72
27. 3*3,073 *,*76,804 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.31
28. *30,594 1,527,580 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.11
29. *29,465 1,013,750 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.1
30. *29,365 *,*29,365 Torikae Baya Vol.3

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 172,068 172,068 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.2
*2. *55,843 *55,843 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.10
*3. *33,550 *33,550 Eromanga-sensei: Imouto to Akazu no Ma
*4. *21,534 130,112 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12
*5. *15,558 *15,558 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.54
*6. *11,239 *52,453 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan
*7. *10,857 *10,857 Nareru! SE Vol.11
*8. *10,585 *23,433 Yorozu Uranaidokoro: Onmyouya Series Vol.6
*9. *10,642 *10,642 Shin Fortune Quest II Vol.3
10. *10,058 *12,482 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2014

11. **8,331 **8,331 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka Vol.4 (Limited Edition)
12. **7,277 **7,277 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka Vol.4
13. **6,277 *18,749 Date A Live Vol.9 (Limited Edition)
14. **6,048 *37,475 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle-: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu!
15. **5,966 *76,077 Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou Vol.9
16. **5,669 **5,669 Crocro-Clock Vol.2
17. **5,363 *52,676 Bannou Kanteishi Q no Tanteitan

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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DeAnimation said:
ichii_1 said:
*3. *33,550 *33,550 Eromanga-sensei: Imouto to Akazu no Ma
I'd say by the 5th or 6th volume it gets anime, I hope the ending rustles some jimmies.


I agree. I wasn't satisfied with the ending of Oreimo.


The new Imouto looks Kawaii as hell so even if she's a bigger bitch than Kirino I'll still support her winning.

Dec 22, 2013 11:09 PM by scytheavatar

ichii_1 said:
*3. *33,550 *33,550 Eromanga-sensei: Imouto to Akazu no Ma
I'd say by the 5th or 6th volume it gets anime, I hope the ending rustles some jimmies.


I agree. I wasn't satisfied with the ending of Oreimo.

Dec 22, 2013 8:30 AM by DeAnimation

Damn, Shingeki is the bomb!!!

Hataraku Maou-sama! season 2 please!!!!!!!

Dec 20, 2013 12:47 AM by Tengai

Glad to see Snk, Hatarakou and Kangoku Gakuen selling well.

Dec 19, 2013 2:22 PM by RedHead_Bride

O>o Now that shingeki is selling well, now they made limited editions.

Dec 19, 2013 10:46 AM by minimiau

*5. 127,423 *,127,423 Soul Eater Vol.25

still selling well

*2. *55,843 *55,843 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.10

when is the second season coming.

Dec 19, 2013 10:26 AM by Mr_Gutts

^ I'm kinda sad Kuragehime is not popular :/

Dec 19, 2013 9:36 AM by tsudecimo

I hope Kuragehime is okay, it's such a fun josei.

Dec 19, 2013 9:33 AM by chocolateparody

20. *46,859 *,162,459 Claymore Vol.25

i hope for more :(

Dec 19, 2013 7:33 AM by OnePieceQ8

Snowical said:
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for December 9th - 15th

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

Manga
*1. 924,685 1,015,384 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.12
*2. 304,992 *,327,119 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.12 (Limited Edition)
*3. 164,277 *,817,901 Naruto Vol.67

*5. 127,423 *,127,423 Soul Eater Vol.25
*7. 118,850 *,478,803 Kuroko no Basket Vol.25
10. *84,254 *,270,341 One Punch-Man Vol.5


These are the ones I'm happy for.

Dec 19, 2013 7:32 AM by Seriousti

The Bleach manga link is wrong.

Dec 19, 2013 6:16 AM by Tomislavr7

It's best to see Shingeki as an outlier.

There may be no more tv anime but the limited edition of volume 12 has a new episode.

Not to mention there's a lot of Shingeki-related events in Japan right now. Ichiban Kuji, Lawson Lottery with a Limited Levi Fig as the grand prize. And more.

All that free advertisement is like an anime boost for the manga. That's why volume 1 and 2 got into the top 50. Those are probably new readers curious about what all the December fanfare over Shingeki is.

So yeah, it's becoming more like One Piece as there's usually a One Piece event or promo happening in Japan.

That's the thing with popularity. Once it hits a critical point, it will just keep on going. Shingeki's now so popular that businesses will throw money at Kodansha to hype Shingeki for them.

Dec 19, 2013 5:29 AM by pming

hpulley said:
Were there no non-bunko anime-related books listed? Did Chihayafuru Middle School Novel #4 not rank? Came out the same day as manga #23.

The book ranked #50 in the non-bunko format rankings sold 9,931 copies. The latest volume of the Chihayafuru Middle School novels that ranked was volume 3 which only sold 8,583 copies on its first week, so volume 4 likely didn't sell enough to rank this time.

Dec 19, 2013 5:25 AM by Mecasonic

JoksPacifist said:
snowical said:
*3. *33,550 *33,550 Eromanga-sensei: Imouto to Akazu no Ma
IT BEGINS !


LOL I don't know why I laughed so hard. Anyways OP shingeki sales. Glad to see Darkness and Souma up there also.

Dec 19, 2013 4:50 AM by Bananaguy

Were there no non-bunko anime-related books listed? Did Chihayafuru Middle School Novel #4 not rank? Came out the same day as manga #23.

Dec 19, 2013 3:25 AM by hpulley

tsudecimo said:
In last week I asked if it will break 1.5 m in the first week.
You asked "Do you think it will reach a million?" Because of your choice of word "reach" I thought you weren't talking about first week but general charting time. I misunderstood, my bad. In my defense I'll excuse myself saying that hearing countless comments about SnK's sales dropping after anime's end made me a bit too hasty in judgement of question similar to yours.

tsudecimo said:
That's kinda hard if not impossible to do with no anime currently airing.
Anime currently airing would have almost no impact on that. This week's sales are just SnK's current strength and show theoretically still airing wouldn't boost it as much as you seem to think. Remember that volume 11 sold worse despite having anime airing at the time. What matters is, volume 11 came out when anime wasn't over yet so it didn't get the full boost while volume 12 came out well after anime ended so it enjoyed 100% of its boost (and after-anime buzz), therefore having the best week1 sales. Volume 13 and the following will sell similarly to volume 12 despite having no anime as well (unless it gets even more popular).

e: foolish typo

e2: But well, it ended up selling 1,342,503 first week so it was actually closer to 1.5M, haha, more than I expected. It will surely pass 1.5M next week. (remember I'm counting 327,119 of limited edition)

Dec 19, 2013 12:30 AM by Progeusz

Anepg said:

I wanna know how will be the sales of Levi's manga.


^ THIS

with all the out of print of the magazine since it first started being published I'm hoping for good sales!

Dec 18, 2013 10:22 PM by NemuriNezumi

Minagatachi said:
Why is volume 72 of One Piece so low? Surely I'm missing something.

I know it's a little underwhelming compare to SnK which we would always see most of it's volumes up there on the list, but it sold 2.5mil, outsold everything on the list, so no complain there. I am really eager to look at volume 73's sale, anyone know when it would be published?

Dec 18, 2013 9:38 PM by ToG25thBaam

Minagatachi said:
Why is volume 72 of One Piece so low? Surely I'm missing something.

Umm..please take a look at the total sales, it sold 2.5 million copies and its been there for almost 2 months already.

Dec 18, 2013 8:28 PM by mistress_kisara

Snowical said:

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

Manga
*3. 164,277 *,817,901 Naruto Vol.67
*7. 118,850 *,478,803 Kuroko no Basket Vol.25
*8. 106,620 *,468,608 Bleach Vol.61

Glad to see Bleach doing well in its 2nd week as well although it has been overtaken by Kuroko no Basket in overall sales. Kuroko is also a good series.

But how is Naruto selling so much despite ....?

Dec 18, 2013 8:16 PM by anime29