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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Dec 23 - 29

by Snow
Jan 6, 2014 2:56 AM | 26 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for December 23rd - 29th

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

Manga
*1. 276,710 *,276,710 Ao no Exorcist Vol.12
*2. 249,653 *,249,653 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.7
*3. 191,154 *,191,154 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.5
*4. 129,268 *,129,268 Saki Vol.12
*5. 122,902 *,122,902 Working!! Vol.12
*6. 103,641 *,103,641 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol.8
*7. 101,206 *,384,643 Fairy Tail Vol.41
*8. *93,219 *,*93,219 High Score Girl Vol.5
*9. *92,685 1,252,025 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.12
10. *83,152 *,*83,152 Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Vol.5

11. *81,962 *,161,781 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.12
12. *80,606 *,*80,606 Hibi Chouchou Vol.6
13. *68,043 *,*68,043 Shinohayu the Dawn of Age Vol.1
14. *63,926 *,*63,926 Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru Vol.12
15. *63,564 *,*63,564 Mairunovich Vol.10
16. *59,180 *,*59,180 Aozora Yell Vol.14
17. *57,982 *,204,365 Diamond no Ace Vol.39
18. *56,350 *,*58,745 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu Vol.6
19. *55,622 *,117,769 Genshiken Vol.15
20. *55,187 *,*55,187 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Nyuugaku-hen Vol.4

21. *52,271 *,*52,271 Tomehane! Vol.12
22. *51,336 *,*51,336 Kokoro Button Vol.11
23. *51,193 *,*51,193 Hirunaka no Ryuusei Vol.8
24. *50,247 *,*53,047 Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu Vol.8
25. *49,123 *,*49,123 Himitsu no Ai-Chan Vol.11
26. *48,725 *,201,452 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.6
27. *47,722 *,340,945 Chihayafuru Vol.23
28. *47,427 *,*47,427 Neko to Watashi no Kinyoubi Vol.3
29. *46,023 *,*46,023 Oyasumi Punpun Vol.13
30. *45,160 *,*47,017 Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - 'Kono Watashi no Mono Tonare, Yuusha yo' 'Kotowaru! Vol.9

Rank 31-50

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 40,323 *60,297 Hidan no Aria Vol.16
*2. 30,945 *32,288 Juuni Kokuki Vol.11 (Kanzenban Edition)
*3. 23,927 236,696 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.2
*4. 22,465 *61,579 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.54
*5. 20,282 *89,112 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan
*6. 19,979 *19,979 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.2
*7. 19,793 *51,838 Date A Live Vol.9
*8. 17,089 *22,767 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.2
*9. 14,346 *14,346 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.2
10. 12,726 *12,726 Nisekoi: Urabana Vol.2

11. 11,078 *11,078 Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Ita koro...... Vol.9
12. *8,647 **8,647 Hakushaku to Yousei Vol.33
13. *8,158 148,829 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12
14. *7,483 **7,483 Mismarca Koukoku Monogatari Vol.11
15. *6,137 *10,563 Kenshin no Succeed Vol.7
16. *5,901 **5,901 Majo no Takkyuubin Vol.6

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 26 Comments Recent Comments

Mecasonic said:
Jiharo said:
So Gosick Red is not there :(

Yeah, it sold less than 11,423 so it didn't rank this week.

Zefyris said:

GOSICK Red isn't a bunko format so I don't know if it can appear in this list?

I have absolutely no idea why you think that it not being released in a bunko format has anything to do with it appearing on the list or not (well it does have an effect on how much it needed to sell to rank on Oricon's weekly charts, but that's obviously not what you meant).


11k and not there....Oh well.

At least I'm a proud owner of that LN as I bought it during the first day on the first hour of sale \o/

Jan 7, 2014 9:53 AM by Jiharo

ToG25thBaam said:
It's kind of sad to see Aozora Yell so low on the list, and it's sad to see that almost no one read it. It deserves to sell more than Ookami shoujo to Kuro Ouji imo.


As much as I like Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, I have to agree on this. So sad that shoujo like L-DK and Ato nimo saki ni mo kimi dake sell more than Aozora Yell or Joou no Hana.

Jan 7, 2014 8:25 AM by phoenixalia

I added Himitsu no Ai-Chan, Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu, Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! and Aozora Yell on my plan to read list.

Nice to see Ao no Exorcist there :3

Jan 7, 2014 7:36 AM by Tengai

O.o fairly tail has 41 volumes??? that's too much for me... Maybe if one of this days Mashima decides to finish it, I'll continue reading the manga.

Jan 7, 2014 6:49 AM by minimiau

this list is kinda boring com[pare to last week but nice to see working in the top five. It's one funny manga.
*5. 122,902 *,122,902 Working!! Vol.12

Jan 7, 2014 6:32 AM by Mr_Gutts

Mecasonic said:
Jiharo said:
So Gosick Red is not there :(

Yeah, it sold less than 11,423 so it didn't rank this week.

Zefyris said:

GOSICK Red isn't a bunko format so I don't know if it can appear in this list?

I have absolutely no idea why you think that it not being released in a bunko format has anything to do with it appearing on the list or not (well it does have an effect on how much it needed to sell to rank on Oricon's weekly charts, but that's obviously not what you meant).

That's actually somewhat what I wanted to say. IIRC bunko format and Tankoubon format aren't ranked together, meaning that if the cut off for tankoubon is far higher this may exclude GOSICK Red from the lists because of its format.
And you kind of confirmed what I though since it appears the only thing we know is that it "sold less than 11 243" even though we have bunko format as low as 5k on the list. Meaning that GOSICK Red may have actually sold more than some of the LN listed above.

Jan 7, 2014 1:17 AM by Zefyris

It's kind of sad to see Aozora Yell so low on the list, and it's sad to see that almost no one read it. It deserves to sell more than Ookami shoujo to Kuro Ouji imo.

Jan 6, 2014 10:08 PM by ToG25thBaam

Jiharo said:
So Gosick Red is not there :(

Yeah, it sold less than 11,423 so it didn't rank this week.

Zefyris said:

GOSICK Red isn't a bunko format so I don't know if it can appear in this list?

I have absolutely no idea why you think that it not being released in a bunko format has anything to do with it appearing on the list or not (well it does have an effect on how much it needed to sell to rank on Oricon's weekly charts, but that's obviously not what you meant).

Jan 6, 2014 4:58 PM by Mecasonic

Jiharo said:
So Gosick Red is not there :(

GOSICK Red isn't a bunko format so I don't know if it can appear in this list?

No B.A.D. 12 either in the LN list BTW. Well that story is a "bit" too gruesome and has a far too twisted morale to sell well, I suppose.
Hikaru ga chikyuu ni ita koro made it though.

Jan 6, 2014 4:03 PM by Zefyris

Saki <3

And don't fret people, AssClass actually sold about 290k since we're adding the limited edition sales too!

Jan 6, 2014 3:59 PM by Xinception

YESSS!!!!!! Saki and Shinohayu made the list <3

Also good to to see Hibi Choucho on there as well

Jan 6, 2014 3:30 PM by onesnowyday_

malvarez1 said:
Blue Exorcist got 1st place? Cool.

And for light novels, I'm surprised that Hidan no Aria got so high. Didn't the anime bomb? Where were all the novel fans?


The anime got average sales. The anime butchered the novel with no mercy (JC Staff of course) and thats why the anime did as bad as it did

Jan 6, 2014 12:02 PM by ThisIsNotMyName

Good to see Hidan No Aria Volume 16 wrecking. The anime might get a second season stated by a tweet by the author that stated "New project in production". For the people that only watched the anime, it completely butchered Hidan No Aria.

Jan 6, 2014 12:01 PM by ThisIsNotMyName

So Gosick Red is not there :(

Jan 6, 2014 11:00 AM by Jiharo

Blue Exorcist got 1st place? Cool.

And for light novels, I'm surprised that Hidan no Aria got so high. Didn't the anime bomb? Where were all the novel fans?

Jan 6, 2014 9:57 AM by malvarez1

Glad to see Assasination Classrom so high on the list ^.^

Jan 6, 2014 9:40 AM by SorrowEnd

Nice to see Daiya no A doing decent.

Jan 6, 2014 7:27 AM by CG

Stark700 said:
Every time I see Assassination Classroom on that list, I want to scream 'ANIMATION ADAPTATION WHEN?!'
You'll have to make do with this for the moment until we get the full cour series. It was pretty good actually.
It's only a matter of time so patience.

Since I'm talking about AssClass, what was the release date for this volume? This normally sells about 300-400k on its first week IIRC.

Nice to see SAOP and DAL there. BakaTest seems to be making its last spurt for its final volumes. And Kurou's Sexual HarassmentKenshin no Succeed even managed to get in. I should probably submit the main characters for this one. Maybe tomorrow.

Jan 6, 2014 6:10 AM by belatkuro

Montinihabato13 said:
*3. 23,927 236,696 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.2
*7. 19,793 *51,838 Date A Live Vol.9

I like this positions...i thought that could be more higher,but, it's good to see in the same way... and i'm happy with the mangá of Diamond no Ace... sale as well... ^^


Remember Date A Live had a LE as well - so those figures aren't the total ones.

Jan 6, 2014 5:53 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*3. 23,927 236,696 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.2
*7. 19,793 *51,838 Date A Live Vol.9

I like this positions...i thought that could be more higher,but, it's good to see in the same way... and i'm happy with the mangá of Diamond no Ace... sale as well... ^^

Jan 6, 2014 5:49 AM by Montinihabato13