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Japan's Weekly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for Oct 27 - Nov 2

by Snow
Nov 5, 2014 12:48 PM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga & Light Novel rankings for October 27th - November 2nd

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

Manga
*1. 297,925 298,377 Drifters Vol.4
*2. 151,413 151,944 Horimiya Vol.6
*3. 130,333 130,524 Youkai Watch Vol.5
*4. *66,073 209,992 Giant Killing Vol.33
*5. *63,871 453,577 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.23
*6. *61,687 128,162 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.15
*7. *58,101 533,529 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.14
*8. *57,480 378,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.11
*9. *50,077 103,609 Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Vol.8
10. *44,040 324,605 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion Vol.8

11. *43,175 *43,330 Cuticle Tantei Inaba Vol.14
12. *40,685 *40,685 Jisatsutou Vol.12
13. *38,562 *38,562 Yamikin Ushijima-kun Vol.32
14. *37,600 115,015 Vinland Saga Vol.15
15. *37,042 296,523 Kingdom Vol.36
16. *36,547 *78,718 Nijiiro Days Vol.7
17. *35,975 *35,975 Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei Vol.6
18. *35,852 *84,388 Hirunaka no Ryuusei Vol.11
19. *35,751 *74,692 Himitsu no Ai-Chan Vol.14
20. *35,563 *35,563 Naruto Vol.71

21. *34,527 *34,527 Mujihi na Karada
22. *34,392 101,515 Piano no Mori Vol.25
23. *32,601 499,758 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.7
24. *32,191 *76,886 Inu Yashiki Vol.2
25. *31,854 *48,327 Karneval Vol.14
26. *31,374 529,927 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.3
27. *30,456 105,436 Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.14
28. *30,187 *59,076 Clover Trèfle Vol.4
29. *30,104 563,483 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.2
30. *30,034 496,165 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.4

31. *29,439 585,579 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.1
32. *28,422 491,502 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.5
33. *27,225 *29,715 Horimiya Vol.6 Special Limited Edition
34. *27,108 427,947 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.10
35. *26,990 476,115 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.6
36. *26,544 *50,318 Kaze Hikaru Vol.36
37. *26,206 464,993 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.7
38. *25,990 *25,990 12-sai. Vol.5
39. *25,837 457,743 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.8
40. *25,508 *55,129 True Love Vol.6

41. *25,314 441,982 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.9
42. *23,840 *23,840 Majo no Geboku to Maou no Tsuno Vol.1
43. *23,308 325,990 Chihayafuru Vol.26
44. *23,279 *69,815 Adamas Vol.11
45. *23,054 *23,054 Kuneru Marta Vol.5
46. *22,712 691,162 Haikyuu!! Vol.13
47. *22,425 623,433 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.1
48. *22,322 *65,680 Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! Vol.7
49. *21,240 559,037 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.11
50. *20,970 *63,405 Mahoujin Guru Guru 2 Vol.3


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 17,558 *17,558 Love Live! School Idol Diary: Aki no Gakuensai♪
*2. 13,037 *13,037 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.1
*3. 11,816 *11,816 Next Life Vol.5
*4. *9,637 **9,637 Kochira Toubatsu Quest Assen Madoguchi Vol.1
*5. *8,981 *41,469 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.10
*6. *8,232 **8,232 Haken no Kouki Altina Vol.7
*7. *7,697 **7,697 Boku wa Isekai de Fuyo Mahou to Shoukan Mahou wo Tenbin ni Kakeru Vol.2
*8. *7,631 137,641 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.11
*9. *6,810 **6,810 Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyrie Vol.6
10. *6,771 *23,620 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.14

11. *6,511 **6,511 Haken no Kouki Altina "Shoukitan"
12. *6,503 **6,503 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.3
13. *6,475 **6,475 Level 99 Boukensha ni yoru Hajimete no Ryouchi Keiei Vol.1
14. *6,154 **6,154 Isekai Meikyuu Toshi de Chiyu Mahoutsukai Yattemasu Vol.1
15. *6,009 *58,404 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.18
16. *5,894 **5,894 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle-: Toaru Chinjufu no Ichinichi Vol.2
17. *5,798 *28,221 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan Vol.3
18. *5,636 **5,636 Kou-1 desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita Vol.4
19. *5,545 117,953 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.4
20. *5,360 100,496 Accel World Vol.17

21. *5,238 **5,238 Rossellini-ke no Musuko Ryakudatsusha: Keishousha Vol.1
22. *5,177 **5,177 Rossellini-ke no Musuko Ryakudatsusha: Keishousha Vol.2
23. *5,045 **5,045 Clockwork Planet Vol.3


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 45 Comments Recent Comments

Hope Giant killing will get an anime sequel soon.. >.<

Nov 11, 2014 2:41 AM by ThEoNePugNA

Koe no Katachi out of list, so this one is not popular as much as I thought.

-Katsu-kun- said:
Chihayafuru is still somehow in the top.. Or it's always been like this? :3

always been since before first season anime air.

Nov 7, 2014 12:35 PM by Monomunu

Chihayafuru is still somehow in the top.. Or it's always been like this? :3

Nov 7, 2014 10:50 AM by Katsu-kun

Great to see Hirunaka no Ryuusei holding on for a second week! To be honest though, I'm baffled by the fact that it doesn't sell a whole lot more. It seems to be wildly popular everywhere except Japan, though this is an assumption based on scanlations.

Nov 7, 2014 10:35 AM by SalemWitch

Never heard of Drifters :O
Naruto T^T

Nov 7, 2014 1:55 AM by Tengai

Kaioshin_Sama said:
umashikaneko said:
Love live is popular only among otaku in Japanese definition of the word otaku
and most people don't know its existence for sure but it certainly have big fanbase


Love Live is massively popular in Japan and surrounding Asian countries in general, not just strictly with otaku. I assure you plenty of people over there know of it's existence since it makes the regular news beat more often than one might think. It's not so popular in Western territories because they don't really have an idol scene. It's pretty much the most explosively popular new original anime franchise this decade along with Madoka Magica and unlike Madoka Magica it's actually been built with the intent of being a more long lasting multimedia franchise in mind instead of something that was written as one complete work that just got popular and as a result now sees it's creators struggling to find ways to continue exploiting and make new content out of with questionable results. Also sucks that Madoka Magica is SHAFT animated series that relies on freelance animators like Gekidan Inu Curry and the studios own horrendous sense of scheduling and consistency in order for there to be a chance at more product whereas Love Live is by Sunrise which is apparently going to be able to get the movie out in time for Spring 2015. It'll be hilarious if it's just that much better animated than movies that have taken several times as long and about as many man hours to produce.



Love Live is very popular among otaku in Japan and not much known to non-otaku population that is how we use the word otaku.Otaku does not necessarily mean anime obsessed fat hikikomori/neet people.
I think you are over estimating how-well known it is because you live in near akihabara if I remember correctly which is by no means place where you can find average Japanese opinion.


this is time slot for love live 2
tokyo mx pm 10:30-11:00
aichi ch am1:35 - 2:05
sun tv am 2:29 - 2:59

Business business satellite 0:00-0:30

Many of them are not major ch but minor local ch or BS and even on them they don't get prime time slot except in tokyo.

It is like airing only in
NY ch that air NY and some parts of surrounding states(pm10:30-11:00)
Los Angeles and California ch(am2:29 - 2:59) 
Washington, D.C.ch (am1:35 - 2:05)
Business satellite(am0:00-0:30)

I live one of the few places where love live air terrestrial broadcasting ch which means love live anime friendly area but little presence here.


That being said, I can agree with you depends on your definition of massively popular because it has certainly many notorious otaku fans that buy several copies of same CD/BD for the sake of suku-fes and Live concert.

Nov 6, 2014 4:27 PM by umashikaneko

umashikaneko said:
Love live is popular only among otaku in Japanese definition of the word otaku
and most people don't know its existence for sure but it certainly have big fanbase


Love Live is massively popular in Japan and surrounding Asian countries in general, not just strictly with otaku. I assure you plenty of people over there know of it's existence since it makes the regular news beat more often than one might think. It's not so popular in Western territories because they don't really have an idol scene. It's pretty much the most explosively popular new original anime franchise this decade along with Madoka Magica and unlike Madoka Magica it's actually been built with the intent of being a more long lasting multimedia franchise in mind instead of something that was written as one complete work that just got popular and as a result now sees it's creators struggling to find ways to continue exploiting and make new content out of with questionable results. Also sucks that Madoka Magica is SHAFT animated series that relies on freelance animators like Gekidan Inu Curry and the studios own horrendous sense of scheduling and consistency in order for there to be a chance at more product whereas Love Live is by Sunrise which is apparently going to be able to get the movie out in time for Spring 2015. It'll be hilarious if it's just that much better animated than movies that have taken several times as long and about as many man hours to produce.

Nov 6, 2014 2:28 PM by PeacingOut

Mr_Gutts said:
Tokyo ghoul is making a killing

Nov 6, 2014 1:32 PM by Yehart

Tokyo ghoul is making a killing

Nov 6, 2014 1:31 PM by Mr_Gutts

Cant w8 for naruto next week

Nov 6, 2014 11:48 AM by pokeguy123

Damn Chihayafuru staying strong.

Need season 3 now!

Nov 6, 2014 10:34 AM by Hiryu12

Zapredon said:
I want my Magi 3 now. And how come Vinland Saga still don't have anime?


i really want my Vinland saga anime, it would be so good as long as it was animated by a good studio.

Nov 6, 2014 9:39 AM by xtremexx

sasuga otaku idol xDD

Nov 6, 2014 6:12 AM by kawaishou

Awesome, Accel world hits 100k before going out of the chart. Still waiting for second season tho...

Also good sales for Nanatsu no Taizai, it deserves.

Nov 6, 2014 6:02 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Love live is popular only among otaku in Japanese definition of the word otaku
and most people don't know its existence for sure but it certainly have big fanbase

Nov 6, 2014 2:37 AM by umashikaneko

shipshipsship said:
17k is actually not that good sales espesially Love Live and Light Novel both are mainly popular in otaku community


Well i'd expect it to reach 40k eventually. I mean the previous school idol diary which contained the more popular Maki x Nico duo ended up selling only 20k in the 1st week, but is now at 40k by Sep 28th (with possibly 50k by the end of October when the monthly rankings are out).

You'd be surprised how many female Love Live! fans (typically in their 20s and 30s) there are. Especially in the mobage, where a lot of the big spenders are actually female players! Symbv plays the Chinese version and has met a lot of female players in game. There are quite a number of female players of the English game too as evident in the dedicated MAL thread here (http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=635035&show=1680). And then I play the Japanese version of the game, and have also met my fair share of big female spenders in game. There is also a Korean version, but we don't know anyone around here who actually plays it.

Besides, the big sales are for the CD releases, concert BD/DVD, anime BD/DVD, and the mobage (Sukufesu singlehandedly brought Klab Games out of the red). I have been tracking the CD/BD/DVD sales for Love Live! since April:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1156141&show=0#msg30226161

Best Live collection album has almost reached 100k at Oricon, after charting for a record 95 weeks in a row since it was released in 2013. The 2nd Season OP single reached 100k a few weeks ago, with the mobage theme song single coming agonising close at almost 98k. These 3 singles however had achieved gold status a long time ago (as they obviously reached shipment numbers of 100k much earlier due to Oricon numbers representing only 30,000 stores in Japan).

Nov 6, 2014 1:40 AM by Ejc

Snow said:

*1. 297,925 298,377 Drifters Vol.4


Anime When for God's Sake?????

Nov 6, 2014 1:28 AM by King_of_Heretics

Kaioshin_Sama said:
ichii_1 said:
Drifters Ultimate - anime when? :O
*1. 297,925 298,377 Drifters Vol.4

Breaking 100K+, someone take the rights from sunrise and do a season 2 already :(
20. *5,360 100,496 Accel World Vol.17


Don't do this. Sunrise Studio 8 is about one of the only reasons it turned out good at all since they actually put the effort into making the most of it, same as with Horizon. Yes it sucks that it's almost impossible to get them to actually do an adaptation anymore since they prefer to generate their own in house content and are pretty much one of the only remaining studios that doesn't actually need to rely on other media to sustain itself (honestly I can't think of any other active studio off the top of my head that has a higher number of original titles to adaptations...maybe I.G and Bones come close) but I'd rather remain patient and hopefully see it continued with the same staff and effort level put into it if it's going to continue getting adapted then to see some second rate studio pick it up and wing it.

Incidentally speaking of Sunrise Love Live continues to be a pretty ridiculous phenomenon. Is there any format it hasn't dominated in some capacity at some point this year? I heard the PSVita game didn't do so well, though that might just be because it was kind of legitimately bad or so I hear, but that doesn't really matter when the cell phone game is gaining a million followers every couple months.


17k is actually not that good sales espesially Love Live and Light Novel both are mainly popular in otaku community

Nov 5, 2014 11:43 PM by shipshipsship

The volume was released yesterday

Nov 5, 2014 11:31 PM by ultatv

20. *35,563 *35,563 Naruto Vol.71

Someone didn't like what happened in volume 71, huh? (Yes, I know it's only been sold for a short time)
Watashi20 said:
Hope Naruto gets a nice ending boost. It would be crazy to see the final volume sell more than a OP volume.

There's no logical reason for that to happen.

I wouldn't be comparing Tokyo Ghoul to Nanatsu no Taizai while the latter is still airing its first episodes. Wait a few weeks or months.

Nov 5, 2014 11:11 PM by Tomislavr7