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Japan's Weekly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for Jul 21 - 27

by Snow
Jul 30, 2014 3:46 PM | 70 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga & Light Novel rankings for July 21st - 27th

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

Manga
*1. 252,606 *,252,606 Inu x Boku SS Vol.11
*2. 243,422 *,243,422 Vagabond Vol.37
*3. 191,513 *,387,222 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.22
*4. 185,392 *,185,392 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.5
*5. 165,329 *,165,329 Giant Killing Vol.32
*6. 120,690 *,120,690 Youkai Watch Vol.4 Limited Edition
*7. 120,342 *,357,401 Fairy Tail Vol.44
*8. 120,031 *,120,031 Suki tte Ii na yo. Vol.13
*9. 119,566 *,265,298 Kingdom Vol.35
10. 109,378 *,291,585 Detective Conan Vol.84

11. *95,510 *,*95,510 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.6
12. *87,633 *,*87,633 Tonari no Seki-kun Vol.6
13. *83,814 *,*83,814 Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai shite Ita. Vol.1
14. *82,800 *,*82,800 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol.10
15. *78,241 *,224,967 Diamond no Ace Vol.42
16. *67,197 *,*67,197 Hibi Chouchou Vol.8
17. *61,924 *,169,402 Noragami Vol.11
18. *60,995 *,*60,995 Aa! Megami-sama! Vol.48
19. *53,482 *,*53,482 Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Vol.7
20. *51,920 *,*51,920 ReRe Hello Vol.4

21. *49,075 *,*49,075 Youkai Watch Vol.4
22. *47,672 *,139,416 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.2
23. *47,322 *,*47,322 Gurazeni Vol.15
24. *46,193 *,*99,702 Destro 246 Vol.4
25. *46,051 *,318,096 Chihayafuru Vol.25
26. *41,005 *,597,701 Kuroko no Basket Vol.28
27. *39,039 *,*39,039 Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator Vol.1
28. *38,847 *,512,212 Ao no Exorcist Vol.13
29. *38,141 *,568,840 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.10
30. *38,060 *,*38,060 Non Non Biyori Vol.7

31. *38,004 *,*38,004 Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi Vol.8
32. *37,291 *,*37,291 Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge Vol.2
33. *35,693 *,*97,580 Shura no Mon: Dai Ni Mon Vol.13
34. *33,007 *,*33,007 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Vol.12
35. *31,809 *,*89,216 Ouke no Monshou Vol.59
36. *31,508 *,*31,508 Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: 'Kono Watashi no Mono to Nare, Yuusha yo' 'Kotowaru!' Vol.11
37. *29,832 *,*59,325 Pochama ni Vol.4
38. *29,501 *,*29,501 Saiyuuki Reload Blast Vol.2
39. *28,855 *,356,720 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.12
40. *28,416 *,*28,416 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Dengeki Comic Anthology: Sasebo Chinjufu-hen Vol.4

41. *28,337 *,*55,577 Shitsuji-sama no Okiniiri Vol.17
42. *27,670 *,381,703 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.1
43. *26,507 *,365,604 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.2
44. *25,707 *,*60,892 Gokukoku no Brynhildr Vol.10
45. *25,061 *,*93,351 Detective Conan Vol.84
46. *25,041 *,327,605 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.4
47. *24,982 *,*24,982 Ousama Game: Shuukyoku Vol.5
48. *24,847 *,*73,193 Fuuka Vol.2
49. *24,694 *,321,712 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.3
50. *24,010 2,622,977 One Piece Vol.74


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 38,821 38,821 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.6.5
*2. 29,124 29,124 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.6.5 Limited Edition
*3. 14,889 14,889 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.2
*4. 14,549 14,549 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.4
*5. 11,936 11,936 Shuuen no Shiori Vol.4 "Ketsuraku -Re:code-"
*6. 11,879 11,879 Absolute Duo Vol.6
*7. 11,815 31,071 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.55
*8. 10,439 10,439 Haunted Campus Vol.6
*9. 10,254 10,254 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.6
10. *8,967 *8,967 Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! Vol.2

11. *8,247 *8,247 NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta Vol.4
12. *7,965 13,239 Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! "Azuki End"
13. *7,711 *7,711 Re:Monster Vol.5
14. *6,658 11,941 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.1
15. *6,489 97,346 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.2 "Inori no Hitsugi"
16. *6,474 11,423 Grancrest Senki Vol.3
17. *5,832 11,138 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.4
18. *5,634 *5,634 Flame Oukoku Koubouki Vol.2
19. *5,554 *5,554 Tengu no Koi Hajime
20. *5,488 24,645 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.8

21. *5,196 *5,196 Soshite Fumetsu no Regnare Vol.4
22. *5,165 *5,165 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.1
23. *5,102 *5,102 Sate, Game Guard wo Kouryaku Shiyou ka. Vol.3


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

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*6. 120,690 *,120,690 Youkai Watch Vol.4 Limited Edition

This is totally unexpected.

*1. 38,821 38,821 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.6.5
*2. 29,124 29,124 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.6.5 Limited Edition

Well, this is kinda obvious.

Overall sales for Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun are boosting? Nice!
Noragami selling decently, but that's expected, I don't expect it to get better sales than that anyways.
Tokyo Ghoul overall sales boosting too, that's great news!

Aug 1, 2014 7:26 PM by b1GZZ

Inu x Boku SS <3333

Aug 1, 2014 6:23 PM by Ahmer

It sucks that Love Stage!! can't manage to get a good enough boost to rank now, but I imagine cause it's BL it won't get a huge boost. Maybe when the next volume comes out we can see if it might have gotten a boost. I know the previous volumes have sold around 20k-25k. Just will have to wait.

Aug 1, 2014 6:12 PM by marx-chan

Wow, am I the only one who saw what big whopping boost Isshuukan Friends got? It went from not ranking at all to selling 90k in its first week!

Man, I'm so happy for it. And for Noragami too. Hoping Noragami can manage a third week but that would be difficult.

Aug 1, 2014 3:49 AM by phoenixalia

Magi still below 400k? I suppose next week we'll see another 100k units sold. Otherwise I'd be worried about those numbers given its predecessors' success.

Aug 1, 2014 2:32 AM by Rachmaninow

Note to mods: this double-post is deliberate, and is because both are long posts in response to different things

keragamming said:
I don't know what the hell you're talking about. When snk anime was airing all older volumes were popping up in the top 30 weekly manga sales.


I'm talking about proportions. Bigger seller before anime means bigger name before anime, which generally means bigger sales boost from the anime.


Look at Hyouka that series had all its older volume showing up in the weekly manga sales constantly.

never got high enough sales to get on this week's manga rankings.

Tokyo ghoul older volumes are reappearing that shows that it's getting a boost, so why can't akame ga kill do the same?

Tokyo Ghoul sold 3 times as much as Akame ga Kill pre-anime.
And I didn't say it was impossible - I said that it was ludicrous to expect it because no manga of that sales level had ever re-ranked during the anime's airing.

So I don't know where those 13/11% figures comes from.

I explained it perfectly clearly.

You've said that attack on titan didn't have any chance of leading the first half manga sales over one piece when I asked you, you said something about the other volumes are not selling well blah, blah, but attack on titan proved you were dead wrong.


Are you deliberately misinterpreting my comments? Or is your memory bad?

Here's the thread in question: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1126287

I was the fourth person to reply, and the first to not say that it didn't have any chance.
Also, bear in mind that you were talking about the full year's sales, not the first half. I even explained to you how the year began in November, and thus the early parts of the year would count the time when SnK was still ranking. But that for the majority of the full year, SnK wouldn't be getting such big sales boosts. And the fact that SnK would need a much bigger level of backlog sales per volume to achieve the same result.

Akame ga kill is not selling well and that's the point we're making. And we are not talking about before the anime aired, we are talking about the sales boost while the anime is airing.


And the point I'm making is that you don't know that. If it is selling 10-15k per volume every week, that would be selling extremely well. But it would be below the threshold, so we would never see it.

You're arguing with points I never made and criticising me for things I never said.

Jul 31, 2014 11:44 PM by kuuderes_shadow

bigivelfhq said:


Because series sales boosts are compared by using the difference in sales a series has before the anime adaption and after it, right? You're saying that if something sales 1 copy per volume before an anime adaptation, than after it the boost could never make it sell 2 copy per volume, because that would mean a 50% boost, higher than the ludicrous, said by you, Akame ga Kill boost I was expecting.

Actually, that would be a 100% boost. But it's also beside the point - as any sales boost only counts if both the sales before the anime and the sales during the anime are visible. Which, even in a slow week (which the current one is not) would mean sales of about 15k.

Also, the sales boost provided by the anime is irrelevant. It's the visible sales while the series is airing. There are plenty of 50k-ish sellers that have had clearly visible sales boosts from anime adaptations. But you only see those when the next volume comes out. In the 6 years or so that we have data for, there has not been a single manga that sold around the 50k mark that had visible sales of past volumes during the time the anime aired. Not. A. Single. One.
I haven't actually checked this but I don't think there's been any under 150k either.

If you want to compare visible sales boosts for things selling similar reported numbers beforehand, you have to look to light novels. These can get the visible sales boosts as the threshold for the bunko charts (where most light novels fall into) are far lower than those for the manga charts.

This shows that there is at least a grain of truth in what you are saying - lower sellers can indeed get higher % boosts. Indeed, Hataraku Maou-sama vol 1 sold a spectacular 11889 copies on w/c 15th April 2013, compared to 22254 for the last volume before the anime aired. This is a massive 53% sales boost. But these volumese wouldn't have appeared on the rankings, either before or during the anime's airing, had there been manga level thresholds. Of course, we're now going out the other way.

So let's look at a couple of series around the 50k mark, similar to Akame ga Kill

Date A Live volume 6 sold 47k copies, and was the last volume to come out before the anime adaptation. The anime was popular and successful, and the first proper volume to be released after the anime finished reached 83k sales - a clear and comfortable sales boost. Yet the series never once had a single volume re-ranking during the anime, with thresholds typically between 5 and 5.5k - less than quarter of the level required to rank in the anime sales rankings.

Accel World volume 10 sold 52k copies - almost exactly the same as Akame ga Kill's last volume. The anime adaptation of this series was, I believe, rather more popular than either Date A Live's or Akame ga Kill's, so you would expect a bigger boost from it. And indeed, Accel World volume 1 did rerank. Once. On the w/c 9th April, volume 1 sold 8492 copies. Some of these probably came from the fact that volume 11 was released on the same day - Kagerou Days has shown that the common sense notion that a new volume coming out gives a small boost to the earlier ones is indeed correct. It may have also been boosted very slightly by the upcoming anime adaptation of SAO (which, incidentally, did just barely get a sales boost big enough to have ranked on this week's manga chart). The first volume to come out after the anime finished airing was volume 13, which sold 106k copies, more than doubling its pre-anime sales. Yet even Accel World barely got a third of the requirements to rerank on the manga rankings this week.

Jul 31, 2014 11:21 PM by kuuderes_shadow

What you're saying is true to an extent, but it neglects the fact that manga fuels interest in anime before anime does the same for manga. Adaptations of manga that have half a million early-buying fans have advantages over those with 30-something thousand in terms of how much word of mouth they can get (among other things). In that respect, it's reasonable to compare percentages as well as absolute results, because they take those advantages into account.

Totals are important as well, but it's important to look at these sorts of things from a variety of angles, given how incomplete oricon data can sometimes end up being.

Jul 31, 2014 10:40 PM by Torisunanohokori

kuuderes_shadow said:
bigivelfhq said:

Note that because of the anime, the series should have received a noticeable boost and previous volumes should have appeared in the rankings. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a manga from the same publisher, Gangan(Square Enix), and you can see previous titles appearing in the rankings due to the anime boost.
Nozaki-kun right now is doing way better than Akame ga Kill!


should? A series re-ranking is extremely rare. A series selling 50% of its previous sales in a random week after an anime airs is literally unheard of.

You're saying that because a series that sells four times as much as it barely scraped into the rankings, that means that it should have ranked as well? Just because that series is also published by the same company?

If Akame ga Kill had ranked with even a single volume at the very bottom of the rankings this week, then it would have instantly made it the best manga boost (proportionately) from an airing anime in recorded history.

If it had sold half the amount required to get on the rankings, that would be a god-tier sales boost of the sort to make the likes of Shingeki no Kyojin cry out in jealousy. After all, SnK's biggest boost in a single week was 11% of the pre-anime sales of the last volume before the anime aired. Nozaki-kun's figure is 13%. You're expecting Akame ga Kill to get 46%. At least.
(Note that this isn't % sales boost but % sales boost received in a single week)

Can I make it any more clear how ludicrous you are being?


Because series sales boosts are compared by using the difference in sales a series has before the anime adaption and after it, right? You're saying that if something sales 1 copy per volume before an anime adaptation, than after it the boost could never make it sell 2 copy per volume, because that would mean a 50% boost, higher than the ludicrous, said by you, Akame ga Kill boost I was expecting.

Sales Boosts have to do with newer fans liking the product and buying, and not about how it sold already, because of that you can't see it by the percentage difference, but by totals.
Normally you can use percentage difference if you are looking at the difference between a series before the anime adaptation and after it, but not when comparing different series boosts.

Example: Let's assume
- Attack on Titan before anime sold 10 times more than Akame ga Kill before anime.
- Attack on Titan got 30k new buyers after anime and Akame ga Kill the same(let's say that these two series new buyers are the exact same people) .

By percentage, you would say that Akame ga Kill had a boost 10 times greater than Attack on Titan, but the new buyers are the exact same as Attack on Titan, wouldn't that mean that they attracted the same number of people? YES!
Didn't they earned the same exact profit with the boost? YES!

By totals, we would conclude that Akame ga Kill had the same boost in sales as Attack on Titan. In terms of fans and in money profit.

It seems, for one of the comments, that Akame ga Kill has way less country TV coverage than the other series, and that might be the reason why it didn't had a bigger boost(if it had at all one).

Jul 31, 2014 8:43 PM by bigivelfhq

Akame ga kill air am 0:00 only in tokyo which has less than 10% of japanese population
Most of area it simply dont air actually.

Popular late-nighters such as snk air wider area.

Jul 31, 2014 5:30 PM by umashikaneko

NeoAnkara said:
Why did people hate Inu x Boku SS? It is one of the best show in 2012. Haven't read the manga but I heard anime is just prologue to the story.


It's only a couple of people and ignorant ones at that so don't sweat it! Inu x Boku SS was an interesting show more in the way it managed to appeal across demographics with strong showings both for male and female fans. The OVA episode was also ridiculously funny, especially the 'playing house' part.

I do admit though that the BDSM loving character in the anime was REALLY annoying, but the anime was quite touching.

Jul 31, 2014 4:15 PM by scruffykiwi

Kingdom...

Jul 31, 2014 2:29 PM by Mr_Gutts

S/O to everyone out there in Japan who knows Vagabond is that shit.

Really glad to see it on #2

Jul 31, 2014 1:35 PM by Ramkec

kuuderes_shadow said:
bigivelfhq said:

Note that because of the anime, the series should have received a noticeable boost and previous volumes should have appeared in the rankings. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a manga from the same publisher, Gangan(Square Enix), and you can see previous titles appearing in the rankings due to the anime boost.
Nozaki-kun right now is doing way better than Akame ga Kill!


should? A series re-ranking is extremely rare. A series selling 50% of its previous sales in a random week after an anime airs is literally unheard of.

You're saying that because a series that sells four times as much as it barely scraped into the rankings, that means that it should have ranked as well? Just because that series is also published by the same company?

If Akame ga Kill had ranked with even a single volume at the very bottom of the rankings this week, then it would have instantly made it the best manga boost (proportionately) from an airing anime in recorded history.

If it had sold half the amount required to get on the rankings, that would be a god-tier sales boost of the sort to make the likes of Shingeki no Kyojin cry out in jealousy. After all, SnK's biggest boost in a single week was 11% of the pre-anime sales of the last volume before the anime aired. Nozaki-kun's figure is 13%. You're expecting Akame ga Kill to get 46%. At least.
(Note that this isn't % sales boost but % sales boost received in a single week)

Can I make it any more clear how ludicrous you are being?


I don't know what the hell you're talking about. When snk anime was airing all older volumes were popping up in the top 30 weekly manga sales.

All he's saying that he expected to see some older volumes reappearing in the weekly manga sales. But I guess akame ga kill is just not that big for that to happen.

Look at Hyouka that series had all its older volume showing up in the weekly manga sales constantly. Tokyo ghoul older volumes are reappearing that shows that it's getting a boost, so why can't akame ga kill do the same?

So I don't know where those 13/11% figures comes from. You've said that attack on titan didn't have any chance of leading the first half manga sales over one piece when I asked you, you said something about the other volumes are not selling well blah, blah, but attack on titan proved you were dead wrong. So I'll just take any comment you make from now with a grain of salt.

Akame ga kill is not selling well and that's the point we're making. And we are not talking about before the anime aired, we are talking about the sales boost while the anime is airing.

Jul 31, 2014 1:33 PM by keragamming

Was hoping Blade Dance and some other's might get recognition. Oh well Absolute Duo and Oregairu. Nice.

Jul 31, 2014 1:22 PM by Quazi-Senpai

bigivelfhq said:

Note that because of the anime, the series should have received a noticeable boost and previous volumes should have appeared in the rankings. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a manga from the same publisher, Gangan(Square Enix), and you can see previous titles appearing in the rankings due to the anime boost.
Nozaki-kun right now is doing way better than Akame ga Kill!


should? A series re-ranking is extremely rare. A series selling 50% of its previous sales in a random week after an anime airs is literally unheard of.

You're saying that because a series that sells four times as much as it barely scraped into the rankings, that means that it should have ranked as well? Just because that series is also published by the same company?

If Akame ga Kill had ranked with even a single volume at the very bottom of the rankings this week, then it would have instantly made it the best manga boost (proportionately) from an airing anime in recorded history.

If it had sold half the amount required to get on the rankings, that would be a god-tier sales boost of the sort to make the likes of Shingeki no Kyojin cry out in jealousy. After all, SnK's biggest boost in a single week was 11% of the pre-anime sales of the last volume before the anime aired. Nozaki-kun's figure is 13%. You're expecting Akame ga Kill to get 46%. At least.
(Note that this isn't % sales boost but % sales boost received in a single week)

Can I make it any more clear how ludicrous you are being?

Jul 31, 2014 12:13 PM by kuuderes_shadow

hope akame gets some boost :(

Jul 31, 2014 11:40 AM by Gal3riel

Surprised there's no SAO novel boost, it's been almost a month since season 2 started airing....

Jul 31, 2014 11:04 AM by Calculus94

ichii_1 said:
Mekakucity Actors was hyped everyone was expecting great animation but instead we got "that", the studio/company thought they could pull a fast one and half ass the anime and get a load of money (50K+) but not we're not paying for a an average adaptation and as a result everything else is suffering a bit.


This, basically. The fans' expectations and Jin's pacing just didn't translate well in the twelve-episode anime. Mikagura and Shuuen are like KagePro in that all three are popular Vocaloid song series that had LN adaptations, so most fans are also fans of the other series. The fans who were disappointed with MCA either probably saw the faults in adapting Vocaloid songs to LN or lost faith in the other series as well so the sales of MSS and SnS might have declined because of this.

Just a conspiracy theory, though.

Jul 31, 2014 8:53 AM by pika09

Mekakucity Actors was hyped everyone was expecting great animation but instead we got "that", the studio/company thought they could pull a fast one and half ass the anime and get a load of money (50K+) but not we're not paying for a an average adaptation and as a result everything else is suffering a bit.

Jul 31, 2014 8:31 AM by ichii_1