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Japan's Yearly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for 2014

by Snow
Nov 30, 2014 1:25 PM | 237 Comments
Here are the Manga and Light Novel sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2014. (November 18, 2013 - November 16, 2014)

Manga Sales by Series
*1. 11,885,957 One Piece
*2. 11,728,368 Shingeki no Kyojin
*3. *8,283,709 Haikyuu!!
*4. *6,946,203 Tokyo Ghoul
*5. *6,729,439 Kuroko no Basket
*6. *5,505,179 Naruto
*7. *4,681,031 Diamond no Ace
*8. *4,657,971 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
*9. *4,633,246 Nanatsu no Taizai
10. *4,622,108 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

11. *4,385,701 Hoozuki no Reitetsu
12. *4,295,257 Terra Formars
13. *4,166,875 Ao Haru Ride
14. *4,098,510 Yowamushi Pedal
15. *3,957,991 Gin no Saji
16. *3,816,372 Nisekoi
17. *3,275,885 Fairy Tail
18. *2,986,968 Bleach
19. *2,644,122 Shokugeki no Souma
20. *2,588,791 Youkai Watch

21. *2,516,278 Kingdom
22. *2,472,101 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.
23. *2,397,887 Kimi ni Todoke
24. *2,394,263 Gintama
25. *2,380,774 Detective Conan
26. *2,289,738 Kuroshitsuji
27. *2,231,805 Noragami
28. *2,173,339 One Punch-Man
29. *1,967,675 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
30. *1,937,059 Chihayafuru


Manga Sales by Volumes
*1. 3,010,801 One Piece Vol.73
*2. 2,834,558 One Piece Vol.74
*3. 2,698,071 One Piece Vol.75
*4. 1,921,457 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.13
*5. 1,895,305 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.12
*6. 1,773,871 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.14
*7. 1,106,651 Naruto Vol.67
*8. 1,098,121 Naruto Vol.68
*9. 1,031,380 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.21
10. 1,007,954 Naruto Vol.69

Rank 11 - 100


Light Novel Sales by Series
*1. 1,599,614 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*2. 1,403,681 Sword Art Online
*3. 1,106,631 Kagerou Days
*4. *,826,719 Monogatari Series
*5. *,640,119 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
*6. *,603,511 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!!
*7. *,594,667 No Game No Life (Kadokawa)
*8. *,545,890 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*9. *,387,330 Kuroko no Basket: Replace
10. *,376,830 Log Horizon

11. *,373,077 Sword Art Online: Progressive
12. *,361,363 Strike the Blood
13. *,359,343 Date A Live
14. *,358,317 Black Bullet
15. *,344,771 No Game No Life (Media Factory)
16. *,289,021 Hataraku Maou-sama!
17. *,275,084 Accel World
18. *,272,818 Hidan no Aria
19. *,255,512 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
20. *,246,579 Love Live! School Idol Diary

21. *,221,158 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka
22. *,204,779 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
23. *,201,009 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru
24. *,199,203 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
25. *,188,587 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
26. *,187,609 Nourin
27. *,187,561 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo?
28. *,183,607 Eromanga-sensei
29. *,182,131 Tokyo Ravens
30. *,177,671 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Tanpenshuu


Light Novel Sales by Volumes
*1. 546,627 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.5
*2. 398,038 Kagerou Days Vol.5
*3. 350,693 Sword Art Online Vol.14
*4. 332,314 Sword Art Online Vol.15
*5. 331,256 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.2
*6. 226,371 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.13
*7. 221,475 Coffee-ten Talleran Jikenbo Vol.3
*8. 215,859 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.5
*9. 210,846 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Owarimonogatari" Vol.2
10. 206,593 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.14

11. 202,795 Monogatari Series: Final Season "Owarimonogatari" Vol.3
12. 202,453 Kagerou Days Vol.1
13. 182,795 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12
14. 173,694 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.9
15. 172,450 Kagerou Days Vol.4
16. 172,072 Kagerou Days Vol.2
17. 169,575 No Game No Life Vol.5
18. 169,022 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.3
19. 168,121 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.2
20. 167,275 No Game No Life Vol.1

Rank 21 - 47


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Related news: Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2014 (First Half)

20 of 237 Comments Recent Comments

Oo, thx for the info guys!^^

I'm dying for 3'rd season almost 3 years..

Dec 26, 2014 9:21 AM by Katsu-kun

Z4k said:
TheNextChamp said:

And #16 in 2012

That would probably be because of the boost it received form the anime.
Needs season 3!!!! Get that ranking back up!!!

Dec 26, 2014 9:19 AM by hpulley

TheNextChamp said:
hpulley said:
It was #20 last year...

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=731235

And #16 in 2012

That would probably be because of the boost it received form the anime.

Dec 26, 2014 9:12 AM by Z4k

hpulley said:
-Katsu-kun- said:
Should i be surprised seeing Chihayafuru in Top30..? Or it's every year like this? :3
It was #20 last year...

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=731235

And #16 in 2012

Dec 26, 2014 9:03 AM by TheNextChamp

-Katsu-kun- said:
Should i be surprised seeing Chihayafuru in Top30..? Or it's every year like this? :3
It was #20 last year...

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=731235#msg27748433
20 *2,311,857 Chihayafuru

Dec 26, 2014 9:01 AM by hpulley

Should i be surprised seeing Chihayafuru in Top30..? Or it's every year like this? :3

Dec 26, 2014 8:44 AM by Katsu-kun

The SnK manga keeps going through the roof,thats very nice

Dec 10, 2014 11:26 AM by Dorian-201

Varus said:
One Piece is still number one. Faith in Japan restored.

LOL so if One Piece is not no.1 then you have no faith LOLOLOLOL
Typical OPtards

Dec 10, 2014 10:34 AM by Monomunu

One Piece is still number one. Faith in Japan restored.

Dec 9, 2014 3:20 PM by Varus

Petoyusa said:
DinadanCarleon said:


Biblia is not Light novel.


Well, but it don't make any sense that it's listed for Light Novel sales by volumes but not listed for Light Novel sales by series.


It's in the "bunko" rankings.

Dec 9, 2014 1:11 AM by kuuderes_shadow

keragamming said:
lol Dogie still thinks toriko has a chance. XD also stop jumping on the one piece bandwagon you've countless times talk shit about one piece.

stick to your bleach and toriko. But I understand since your series isn't in the spot like you have no choice. XD pahetic.



When snk end in 3 years TORIKO will still be going strong and there are reasons for toriko not being on the list.
Some series has to put snk in it's place, even thou one piece has been sup par since the time skip.

Snk ends in 3 years XD

Dec 8, 2014 6:00 PM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:
If snk was weekly and doesn't take a break it will release 5 volumes a year at most, unless he's a machine like Mashima (fairy tail author) and cranks out 2 chapters a week regularly XD

My predictions for next year ;)
-It's time for a new One Piece movie next year XD bye bye SNK, the king reigns supreme XD

-Tokyo Ghoul out of the list and TK: re in the top 20 :O
RE is a sequel and previous ones won't count towards it's sales and will not make it far with no previous volumes to push it

-Naruto still has 1 more volume to go, it will be in the top 20

-Toriko back on the list since the bambina arc is beastly and possible anime coming back
-HxH also back if Togashi releases 1 damn chapter :(

-Shokugeki no Soma with the anime will make it to the top 10 maybe top 5
-Ansatsu Kyoushitsu with it's anime should take the number 3 spot might even beat snk for nr 2 :O

-Kuroko no basket at about nr 30 since only 1 volume got released and it ended, the backlog will still push it's sales immensely

-Nozaki kun out of the list except if there's a 2nd season

-20 to 30 in danger with all the new hits that are coming




lol Dogie still thinks toriko has a chance. XD also stop jumping on the one piece bandwagon you've countless times talk shit about one piece.

stick to your bleach and toriko. But I understand since your series isn't in the spot like you have no choice. XD pahetic.

Dec 8, 2014 5:17 PM by keragamming

ichii_1 said:
If Oda doesn't get sick and releases 4 volumes a year like usual, it'll easily pass 12 million next year :)
While snk is going down in sales next year cause the anime won't be back till 2016.

And let us take 10 seconds and pray that the toriko anime will come back in late 2015 :(


lol toriko cant come back after that mess. no anime can. a remake is its only chance but i can live without it cause the manga has been absolutely fantastic and im glad i picked it up last year.

Dec 8, 2014 1:20 PM by Kerozinn

As expected, the anime adaptations really boost the manga sales.

Holy shit, that was close. Too bad SnK, but it looks like One Piece gets to remain on its throne. :D
I did not expect Tokyo Ghoul to be up there since the anime wasn't very well done.
Kuroko no Basket, as expected.
Naruto is going to start going down from here.
So Magi, Nanatsu no Tazai, and Assasination Classroom are in a close tie? Wow. Nanatsu no Tazai getting up there was quite surprising especially since the anime just started airing like about 2 months ago.
No surprise, Terra formars.
Nisekoi, lol.
Bleach, hang in there.
Kingdom definitely needs to go higher up on that list.
I think the reason why HxH wasn't here was because of the hiatus so no volumes were released and because the airing of the anime was shifted to late night in Japan due to parents complaining about how it's not suitable for their kids. So not many Japanese were able to witness the greatness of the HxH anime and read the manga. :(

Dec 8, 2014 2:14 AM by Lelouch_Darsi

DinadanCarleon said:
Petoyusa said:
Biblia vol. 5 with over 500,000 sales.
Not listed for Light Novel Sales by Series.
That does not make any sense.


Biblia is not Light novel.


Well, but it don't make any sense that it's listed for Light Novel sales by volumes but not listed for Light Novel sales by series.

Dec 7, 2014 9:41 PM by Petoyusa

Petoyusa said:
Biblia vol. 5 with over 500,000 sales.
Not listed for Light Novel Sales by Series.
That does not make any sense.


Biblia is not Light novel.

Dec 7, 2014 6:27 PM by DinadanCarleon

Biblia vol. 5 with over 500,000 sales.
Not listed for Light Novel Sales by Series.
That does not make any sense.

Dec 7, 2014 3:01 PM by Petoyusa

If snk was weekly and doesn't take a break it will release 5 volumes a year at most, unless he's a machine like Mashima (fairy tail author) and cranks out 2 chapters a week regularly XD

My predictions for next year ;)
-It's time for a new One Piece movie next year XD bye bye SNK, the king reigns supreme XD

-Tokyo Ghoul out of the list and TK: re in the top 20 :O
RE is a sequel and previous ones won't count towards it's sales and will not make it far with no previous volumes to push it

-Naruto still has 1 more volume to go, it will be in the top 20

-Toriko back on the list since the bambina arc is beastly and possible anime coming back
-HxH also back if Togashi releases 1 damn chapter :(

-Shokugeki no Soma with the anime will make it to the top 10 maybe top 5
-Ansatsu Kyoushitsu with it's anime should take the number 3 spot might even beat snk for nr 2 :O

-Kuroko no basket at about nr 30 since only 1 volume got released and it ended, the backlog will still push it's sales immensely

-Nozaki kun out of the list except if there's a 2nd season

-20 to 30 in danger with all the new hits that are coming

Dec 7, 2014 12:15 PM by ichii_1

Agafin said:
DarkAngelz said:


Well, I wasn't aware that FMA had volumes with 3 chapters per volume nor DNA released 3 volumes this year. My point still stands. Those just have different schedules. Without any unexpected event (like a hiatus), SNK always releases 3 volumes (never more, just look at the content of each volumes on the Wiki) and One Piece 4 or 5. One Piece released 3 this year because of Oda's health so it is an extraordinary case and not something you can use as a reference.

Also, notice that I'm only saying that SNK would've outsold One Piece because of it's boost. If we look at the individual volume sales then One Piece still trumps. A good example on the list is Tokyo Ghoul and One Piece. If TG was a monthly manga, then the boost wouldn't have been capable of making it durpass Naruto.

DarkAngelz said:


I know that you're tech. not asking me... but my two cents:
Live action MAY have an impact, but not anywhere near as powerful as an anime's.


That's what I think too but I'm not so sure.


I get that. As the schedules and system currently work, Shingeki will tend to have 3 volumes a year and One Piece will revert back to having 4 or so volumes per year. So yes, I see that One Piece technically has the advantage. That being said, what I'm mostly arguing is that if Shingeki was weekly it wouldn't NECESSARILY have more volumes per year.

I have a feeling everything depends on page count- though i'm not entirely sure. A volume will typically have x amount of pages, so depending on the series' tendency of length. A monthly series can have between 20 and 40 pages per chapter, but it's usually constant. If a series has 40~ pages, maybe then there would be 3 chapters per volume, while another monthly that usually has 25 pages would perhaps have 4 chapters per volume. I think that might be how it's determined, though again I'm not entirely sure of this. If this model is in any way relevant, I could calculate and w/e when I have time (final on monday I needa ace and this was a 5min break from studying lmao).

But anyway, TLDR: Yes Shingeki may be at a disadvantage in volume sales in a general yearly basis, but if it happened to originally be a weekly series, there's no assurance that it would have more volumes on a yearly basis. [Again, holding quality etc. at constant for simplicity's sake]

Dec 6, 2014 1:52 PM by DarkAngelz

keragamming said:
anyways I think most people has bought all 14 volume so I think snk will sell around 6-7 mill next year since it seems it doesn't have the backlog sales to help it this time around. So it will be top 5 next year. This was snk year to take it, but it ddidn't take advantage.


Since each volume sells around 1.7-2 mil, then 7 millions seems plausible. However, the 2 live action movies can bring new fans to the franchise who will buy all the previous volumes. Well, I will wait to see the sales of volume 15 to confirm if there is a boost or not (I think it will be released on the 9th of this month right?)

Dec 6, 2014 5:13 AM by Agafin