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Japan's Weekly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for Oct 20 - 26

by Snow
Oct 29, 2014 1:46 PM | 96 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga & Light Novel rankings for October 20th - 26th

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

Manga
*1. 186,017 475,428 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.14
*2. 177,439 389,706 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.23
*3. 143,919 143,919 Giant Killing Vol.33
*4. 139,071 321,240 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.11
*5. 123,728 280,565 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion Vol.8
*6. 110,836 259,481 Kingdom Vol.36
*7. *77,415 *77,415 Vinland Saga Vol.15
*8. *74,980 *74,980 Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.14
*9. *70,465 *70,869 Oresama Teacher Vol.19
10. *67,123 *67,123 Piano no Mori Vol.25

11. *66,475 *66,475 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.15
12. *60,150 146,281 Koe no Katachi Vol.6
13. *53,532 *53,532 Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Vol.8
14. *50,985 115,331 Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Vol.59
15. *48,536 *48,536 Hirunaka no Ryuusei Vol.11
16. *47,352 302,682 Chihayafuru Vol.26
17. *46,536 *46,536 Adamas Vol.11
18. *44,695 *44,695 Inu Yashiki Vol.2
19. *43,439 *98,402 Shura no Mon: Dai Ni Mon Vol.14
20. *43,358 *43,358 Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! Vol.7

21. *43,238 467,157 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.7
22. *42,435 *42,435 Mahoujin Guru Guru 2 Vol.3
23. *42,171 *42,171 Nijiiro Days Vol.7
24. *41,757 *41,757 Fukumenkei Noise Vol.4
25. *39,782 *39,782 Gurazeni Vol.16
26. *39,385 *83,613 Dear Boys Act III Vol.17
27. *39,053 *88,008 Mashiro no Oto Vol.12
28. *38,941 *38,941 Himitsu no Ai-Chan Vol.14
29. *38,290 *92,064 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Vol.10
30. *36,197 *77,699 Biorg Trinity Vol.5

31. *36,060 *36,264 Kurogane no Linebarrels Vol.24
32. *35,624 *35,950 Otoriyose Ouji Ida Yoshimi Vol.5
33. *35,288 *35,288 Takasugi-san Chi no Obentou Vol.9
34. *34,571 668,450 Haikyuu!! Vol.13
35. *34,170 537,797 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.11
36. *32,833 *32,833 Kaichou Shima Kousaku Vol.3
37. *31,278 544,221 Kuroko no Basket Vol.29
38. *31,126 *31,313 Tadaima no Uta Vol.7
39. *30,786 *66,887 Zetman Vol.20
40. *30,215 *70,638 Fuuka Vol.3

41. *30,041 *30,041 Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: 'Kono Watashi no Mono to Nare, Yuusha yo' 'Kotowaru!' Vol.12
42. *29,710 533,379 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.2
43. *29,621 *29,621 True Love Vol.6
44. *29,305 *29,616 Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa Gaiden Vol.11
45. *28,889 *28,889 Clover Trèfle Vol.4
46. *28,567 556,140 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.1
47. *28,509 498,553 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.3
48. *28,462 400,839 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.10
49. *28,357 *28,357 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! Vol.5
50. *27,627 463,080 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.5


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 32,488 *32,488 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.10
*2. 16,849 *16,849 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.14
*3. 16,173 *16,173 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.3
*4. 15,757 *26,713 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.12 National Edition
*5. 14,911 130,010 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.11
*6. 13,863 *24,853 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.5
*7. 10,861 *95,136 Accel World Vol.17
*8. *9,743 **9,743 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.5
*9. *9,086 *52,395 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.18
10. *8,304 *14,029 Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! Vol.10

11. *8,153 **8,153 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
12. *7,677 112,408 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.4
13. *7,558 **7,558 Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai Vol.1
14. *7,308 *13,090 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle-: Kakuyoku no Kizuna Vol.3
15. *7,217 *12,864 Only Sense Online Vol.3
16. *7,184 **7,184 The New Gate Vol.3
17. *7,046 *22,423 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan Vol.3
18. *5,952 *23,345 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.1
19. *5,889 **5,889 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.2
20. *5,849 *11,186 Amagi Brilliant Park: Maple Summoner Vol.1

21. *5,839 **5,839 Din no Monshou Vol.2
22. *5,742 **5,742 Yarukinashi Eiyuutan Vol.2
23. *5,429 *31,746 Durarara!! SH Vol.2
24. *5,263 **9,734 Gun-Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei Shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!? Vol.1
25. *5,084 **5,084 Sate, Game Guard wo Kouryaku Shiyou ka. Vol.4
26. *4,961 *41,481 Eromanga-sensei Vol.3


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 96 Comments Recent Comments

Monomunu said:
Not strange, it just first week sold from unknown magazine with irregular release(like WSJ which around every 3 months) meaning people may don't know about release date and buy it later, made series sale slowly compare to popular manga. and from what I look it was an old data. it has high possibility series was grow later.

Golgo 13 is too long, it can't gain new reader anyway nor keep old reader. series like this always decrease dramaticly for said reason.

Oricon is not 100% accurate, but it relaible enough to base on. that what I want to say.


The data it's based on is end-of-2013 data, which is less than a year old.

Shimauma has had 2 volumes come out since 8: 9 on February 24 and 10 on May 26. It charted in neither of those weeks, so what I described is very much an ongoing thing.

Feb 24: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1093803
May 26: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1193869

Not trying to say that Oricon data is wholly unreliable; generally, it is true that series with bigger oricon numbers have bigger numbers in general. My point is that there's a large enough spread in the accuracy of its estimates from series to series that people should exercise extreme caution when using it to compare different manga.

Nov 1, 2014 1:44 PM by Torisunanohokori

Torisunanohokori said:
umashikaneko said:
You mean oricon estimation?
Oricon estimation is by no means actual sales but speculation they collect data only from 2000 shops when there are more than 50,000 shops that sell manga in Japan and multiple x times that number.
Some manga are very over(under)rated because they sell more manga at shops that are mainly (not) counted by oricon.

And also faster seller are much overrated than slower seller on oricon chart,so I don't think it is good indicator of popularity.Some manga sell 40 percent of its sales in first month while some manga sell 90 percent of its sales in first month.

Vagabond has published 60 million for 35 volume
1 million for Vol35 first edition which is currentely more popular manga I think.

I think oricon estimation ranking is very interesting data because it is easy to compare each manga as long as people keep in mind its limitation and it is not very accurate nor reliable data.


This times 100. Oricon data is adequate for comparing volumes of the same series (provided they get roughly equal numbers of weeks on the chart), but is a pretty demonstrably uncertain way of comparing series. I computed the average percentage of first-printing totals Oricon estimation represents as 61%, with a spread of ±23%. That indicates that there can be a factor-of-two difference in print runs for two titles with identical oricon totals and average underestimation of total sales.

And that's not the full extent of the spread. There are plenty of series printing 100,000+ volume runs that rarely if ever make the charts. Many of those are super long-runners targeted towards adults like Golgo 13 and Oishinbo, but Shimauma is a Young King title that's only 5 years old and it had a million copies in print through 8 volumes despite charting just once at under 15k.

Not strange, it just first week sold from unknown magazine with irregular release(like WSJ which around every 3 months) meaning people may don't know about release date and buy it later, made series sale slowly compare to popular manga. and from what I look it was an old data. it has high possibility series was grow later.

Golgo 13 is too long, it can't gain new reader anyway nor keep old reader. series like this always decrease dramaticly for said reason.

Oricon is not 100% accurate, but it relaible enough to base on. that what I want to say.

Nov 1, 2014 1:23 PM by Monomunu

i like seeing linebarrel chart, wish it would actually get translated though, fingers crossed for an anime adaption that isnt dogshit when it nears its end

also the link for it sends you to this instead of the actual page for it
http://myanimelist.net/manga/3653/

Nov 1, 2014 1:09 PM by JizzyHitler

ichii_1 said:
With the succes of nozaki-kun the chances of her other work getting animated just sky rocketed :)
*9. *70,465 *70,869 Oresama Teacher Vol.19


Probably.

Nov 1, 2014 1:05 PM by keragamming

j0x said:
wow Giant Killing is selling well but where is season 2 of the anime? lol


IK, R.

Not to mention a next season of Kingdom....

Nov 1, 2014 12:57 PM by shukujo

With the succes of nozaki-kun the chances of her other work getting animated just sky rocketed :)
*9. *70,465 *70,869 Oresama Teacher Vol.19

Nov 1, 2014 10:49 AM by ichii_1

umashikaneko said:
You mean oricon estimation?
Oricon estimation is by no means actual sales but speculation they collect data only from 2000 shops when there are more than 50,000 shops that sell manga in Japan and multiple x times that number.
Some manga are very over(under)rated because they sell more manga at shops that are mainly (not) counted by oricon.

And also faster seller are much overrated than slower seller on oricon chart,so I don't think it is good indicator of popularity.Some manga sell 40 percent of its sales in first month while some manga sell 90 percent of its sales in first month.

Vagabond has published 60 million for 35 volume
1 million for Vol35 first edition which is currentely more popular manga I think.

I think oricon estimation ranking is very interesting data because it is easy to compare each manga as long as people keep in mind its limitation and it is not very accurate nor reliable data.


This times 100. Oricon data is adequate for comparing volumes of the same series (provided they get roughly equal numbers of weeks on the chart), but is a pretty demonstrably uncertain way of comparing series. I computed the average percentage of first-printing totals Oricon estimation represents as 61%, with a spread of ±23%. That indicates that there can be a factor-of-two difference in print runs for two titles with identical oricon totals and average underestimation of total sales.

And that's not the full extent of the spread. There are plenty of series printing 100,000+ volume runs that rarely if ever make the charts. Many of those are super long-runners targeted towards adults like Golgo 13 and Oishinbo, but Shimauma is a Young King title that's only 5 years old and it had a million copies in print through 8 volumes despite charting just once at under 15k.

Nov 1, 2014 10:02 AM by Torisunanohokori

Hahalollawl said:
umashikaneko said:


You mean oricon estimation?
Oricon estimation is by no means actual sales but speculation they collect data only from 2000 shops when there are more than 50,000 shops that sell manga in Japan and multiple x times that number.
Some manga are very over(under)rated because they sell more manga at shops that are mainly (not) counted by oricon.

And also faster seller are much overrated than slower seller on oricon chart,so I don't think it is good indicator of popularity.Some manga sell 40 percent of its sales in first month while some manga sell 90 percent of its sales in first month.

Vagabond has published 60 million for 35 volume
1 million for Vol35 first edition which is currentely more popular manga I think.

I think oricon estimation ranking is very interesting data because it is easy to compare each manga as long as people keep in mind its limitation and it is not very accurate nor reliable data.


Very interesting and informative post.

Is the same true for anime disc sales? Oricon apparently doesn't report foreign disc sales, but are there any Japanese sales they don't include? Or are discs primarily sold on the internet so it doesn't matter?



No I don't think so.CD and DVD data seems thoroughly gathered judging from the name of shops and number of shops(40,000).
Maybe because they are long term relation with those CD/dvd shops while book ranking is newer thing and only a few people pay attention to the list,so they put little effort.


Ps. the biggest reason I find oricon Manga ranking less reliable is not because of the number but because they collect data from certain kinds of shops(they collect enough number of sales data if they collected randomly in my opinion

For example they collect data from major on-line shops such as Amazon while ignoring convenient stores

Manga selling on on-line shops might be much different than Manga selling in convenient stores.


Nov 1, 2014 9:36 AM by umashikaneko

umashikaneko said:


You mean oricon estimation?
Oricon estimation is by no means actual sales but speculation they collect data only from 2000 shops when there are more than 50,000 shops that sell manga in Japan and multiple x times that number.
Some manga are very over(under)rated because they sell more manga at shops that are mainly (not) counted by oricon.

And also faster seller are much overrated than slower seller on oricon chart,so I don't think it is good indicator of popularity.Some manga sell 40 percent of its sales in first month while some manga sell 90 percent of its sales in first month.

Vagabond has published 60 million for 35 volume
1 million for Vol35 first edition which is currentely more popular manga I think.

I think oricon estimation ranking is very interesting data because it is easy to compare each manga as long as people keep in mind its limitation and it is not very accurate nor reliable data.


Very interesting and informative post.

Is the same true for anime disc sales? Oricon apparently doesn't report foreign disc sales, but are there any Japanese sales they don't include? Or are discs primarily sold on the internet so it doesn't matter?

Nov 1, 2014 7:04 AM by Hahalollawl

Agafin said:
umashikaneko said:




the sauce from 6/19 says more than 4.5 million for the day vol12 start to sell.

so it is more than 370k per volume 2 weeks before anime airing and that are not even included second publishment of vol12.

anime started 7/3

the sauce from 7/17 says 5.2 million for 12 volume which is more than 430k


so it is mostlikely about 400k right before anime airing.


When discussing about sales, we often refer to sales of newer volumes rather than average sales. That's why you hear people saying that One piece sells 3 million even though it's average is around 5-6 million. The sales of recent volumes is a better indicator of the current fanbase.

Either way, it seems I was wrong about it's latest volume containing only 3 chapters. So, with 500k per volume after 2 weeks, does that make TG the best selling seinen per volume?


You mean oricon estimation?
Oricon estimation is by no means actual sales but speculation they collect data only from 2000 shops when there are more than 50,000 shops that sell manga in Japan and multiple x times that number.
Some manga are very over(under)rated because they sell more manga at shops that are mainly (not) counted by oricon.

And also faster seller are much overrated than slower seller on oricon chart,so I don't think it is good indicator of popularity.Some manga sell 40 percent of its sales in first month while some manga sell 90 percent of its sales in first month.

Vagabond has published 60 million for 35 volume
1 million for Vol35 first edition which is currentely more popular manga I think.

I think oricon estimation ranking is very interesting data because it is easy to compare each manga as long as people keep in mind its limitation and it is not very accurate nor reliable data.

Oct 31, 2014 6:52 PM by umashikaneko

hpulley said:
-Katsu-kun- said:
Chihayafuru slipping down..
Needs a third season of anime to boost the manga sales back up! Please....


Hmmm...so should we be hoping for lower manga sales so that maybe it increases the chance of a 3rd anime season? If so maybe we should tell everyone in Japan to STOP BUYING CHIHAYAFURU RIGHT NOW! =O

Oct 31, 2014 9:51 AM by Hahalollawl

-Katsu-kun- said:
Chihayafuru slipping down..
Needs a third season of anime to boost the manga sales back up! Please....

Oct 31, 2014 7:52 AM by hpulley

Chihayafuru slipping down..

Oct 31, 2014 7:17 AM by Katsu-kun

umashikaneko said:
LordPerucho said:


TG was doing 300K per volume before Anime adaptation.




the sauce from 6/19 says more than 4.5 million for the day vol12 start to sell.

so it is more than 370k per volume 2 weeks before anime airing and that are not even included second publishment of vol12.

anime started 7/3

the sauce from 7/17 says 5.2 million for 12 volume which is more than 430k


so it is mostlikely about 400k right before anime airing.


When discussing about sales, we often refer to sales of newer volumes rather than average sales. That's why you hear people saying that One piece sells 3 million even though it's average is around 5-6 million. The sales of recent volumes is a better indicator of the current fanbase.

Either way, it seems I was wrong about it's latest volume containing only 3 chapters. So, with 500k per volume after 2 weeks, does that make TG the best selling seinen per volume?

Oct 31, 2014 6:34 AM by Agafin

Tokyo Ghoul, baby!!

Oct 31, 2014 3:55 AM by Tengai

ikramit said:
Newhopes said:
32,488 *32,488 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.10

Nice little frist week boost due to the anime.

Just wish they had more confidence with the series and had given the anime the budget it deserved rather than the cut down novel summary it's getting.


I think the madan anime it lacking even as a summary(as its badly written and a misrepresentation ) still we will see how much the sales of the light novel have increased in the next couple of weeks as it usually gets the top spot on the first week of a new volume being released


Madan has ranked in the top 10 series every week so far since the anime started airing. The first week for this volume was about 25% higher than the last one, in the same number of days.

Oct 31, 2014 12:26 AM by kuuderes_shadow

TG sold very less before the adaption. At best it sold 300k IIRC.

Oct 31, 2014 12:10 AM by Z4k

LordPerucho said:
umashikaneko said:
Tokyo ghoul had been publishing 400k per volume before anime adaptation,and now it has surpassed 550k per volume so it is not weird

And also people don't buy random volume of manga just because it is cheaper than usual

Plus volume14 is same price as other volume


TG was doing 300K per volume before Anime adaptation.




the sauce from 6/19 says more than 4.5 million for the day vol12 start to sell.

so it is more than 370k per volume 2 weeks before anime airing and that are not even included second publishment of vol12.

anime started 7/3

the sauce from 7/17 says 5.2 million for 12 volume which is more than 430k


so it is mostlikely about 400k right before anime airing.

Oct 30, 2014 8:53 PM by umashikaneko

Sakubo777 said:
I'm surprised no one adapted Vinland Saga yet. Its been amazing up to the latest chapter. I can see those in it for the action to be complaining after it gets to the Slave Arc though. That arc had one of the best character developments I've ever seen in manga. If it does get adapted, better be by a good studio.

With Koe no Katachi ending soon, I can see an anime adaptation for it. I'd prefer it if an adaptation completes the story rather than leave it hanging after it ends.


imo, this series feels like a series that should be fully adopted. Maybe when the manga ends it will get a full adaption, like what's happening to parasyte.

Oct 30, 2014 7:38 PM by keragamming

TG anime sucks and wasnt worth the sales boost.

Oct 30, 2014 7:02 PM by SolviteWoTaberu