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Japan's Weekly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for Dec 15 - 21

by Snow
Dec 24, 2014 2:53 PM | 59 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga & Light Novel rankings for December 15th - 21st

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

Manga
*1. 312,953 *,312,953 Detective Conan Vol.85
*2. 307,374 *,307,374 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.12
*3. 301,170 *,310,533 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.3
*4. 255,279 *,601,551 Ao Haru Ride Vol.12
*5. 251,635 1,263,194 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.15
*6. 246,732 *,246,732 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.1
*7. 174,932 *,174,932 Ahiru no Sora Vol.39
*8. 163,563 *,163,563 REAL Vol.14
*9. 136,238 *,136,238 Koe no Katachi Vol.7
10. 107,574 *,296,961 Mix Vol.6

11. 102,220 *,102,220 Hajime no Ippo Vol.109
12. *99,205 *,*99,205 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.4
13. *96,596 *,*96,596 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.5
14. *63,247 *,*63,247 UQ Holder! Vol.5
15. *62,826 *,*62,826 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.16
16. *59,537 *,565,154 Kuroko no Basket Vol.30
17. *56,750 *,*56,750 Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.20
18. *55,683 *,*55,683 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.43
19. *52,475 *,407,308 One Punch-Man Vol.7
20. *51,164 *,*51,164 Fuuka Vol.4

21. *44,586 *,*44,586 Days Vol.9
22. *42,456 *,*42,456 Rin Vol.8
23. *40,597 *,*40,597 Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol.4
24. *40,399 *,*40,399 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.12 Limited Edition
25. *38,480 *,*38,480 Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo Vol.1
26. *36,615 *,*36,615 Shaman King: Flowers Vol.6
27. *35,806 *,*35,806 Be Blues! Ao ni Nare Vol.17
28. *35,115 *,*35,115 Liar Game Vol.18
29. *34,518 *,*34,518 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.15
30. *32,561 *,*32,561 Youkai Watch: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan!

31. *30,852 *,313,908 Nisekoi Vol.15
32. *30,708 *,*98,733 7Seeds Vol.28
33. *30,343 *,194,190 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.37
34. *28,695 *,*62,947 Taiyou no Ie Vol.12
35. *27,487 *,*27,487 Zettai Karen Children Vol.40
36. *27,426 *,*27,426 Acma:Game Vol.9
37. *27,179 *,238,641 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.12
38. *27,127 *,411,177 Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol.14
39. *26,145 *,*65,832 Short Game
40. *25,573 *,154,994 Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike Vol.1

41. *24,700 *,*24,700 Wakako-Zake Vol.4
42. *24,627 *,*24,627 Boukyaku no Shirushi to Hime Vol.6
43. *24,102 *,587,352 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.11
44. *23,416 *,*23,416 Sakura no Hana no Koucha Ouji Vol.3
45. *23,149 *,230,460 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.15 Limited Edition
46. *22,583 *,*22,583 Birdmen Vol.4
47. *22,463 *,*22,463 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.43 Limited Edition
48. *22,349 *,*22,349 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.2 Limited Edition
49. *21,664 *,753,163 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.1
50. *21,046 *,621,942 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.8


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 48,103 208,885 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.3
*2. 25,068 *25,068 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.3 "Sekijitsu"
*3. 18,513 *18,513 Nanatsu no Taizai Gaiden Vol.1 "Sekijitsu no Outo Nanatsu no Negai"
*4. 16,287 *16,287 Kure-nai Vol.5 "Yugamisora no Hime"
*5. 14,091 *69,971 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.1
*6. 13,711 *20,153 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.56
*7. 13,400 *13,400 Date A Live: Encore Vol.3
*8. 10,632 *10,632 Jinrui Suitai Shimashita: Heijou Unten
*9. *9,956 *14,370 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.3
10. *9,680 *15,196 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.5

11. *9,068 *13,820 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.6
12. *7,970 *13,306 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.3 Limited Edition
13. *7,326 **7,326 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.7
14. *7,312 *42,184 The Last: Naruto the Movie
15. *6,598 **6,598 Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. Vol.8 Limited Edition
16. *5,571 **5,571 4-banme no Iinazuke Kouho Vol.5
17. *5,083 138,657 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10
18. *4,834 *75,956 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Hatsukoi no Ehon
19. *4,779 **5,609 Nariyuki Saiou no Juudai Vol.3
20. *4,639 *43,765 Ao Haru Ride Vol.1

21. *4,545 **4,545 HP1 kara Hajimeru Isekai Musou Vol.1
22. *4,533 **4,533 Hitsugi no Chaika Vol.11
23. *4,281 **4,281 Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru
24. *3,959 *17,107 Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls
25. *3,842 **4,523 Princess wa Barairo no Yume wo Miru Vol.3
26. *3,707 *49,199 Tourook no Kaizoku Vol.4
27. *3,547 **3,547 Haruka Toudo no Canaan Vol.4
28. *3,443 *11,344 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.7
29. *3,423 **3,423 Otoko nara Ikkokuichijou no Aruji wo Mezasanakya ne Vol.1
30. *3,372 **3,372 Contrabass no Koe ni Idakarete

31. *2,822 *72,364 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1 "Hibi"


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 59 Comments Recent Comments

The list doesn't look half bad.

Dec 30, 2014 6:08 AM by Mr_Gutts

AllenVonStein said:
Kaneki said:
28. *35,115 *,*35,115 Liar Game Vol.18

MADHOUSE when?

I hope so.maybe they are waiting for manga to finish (final arc)

The Live action was already decent enough. Besides, i'm pretty sure this is one of those series that will never get anime.

Dec 29, 2014 2:06 PM by Amiluhur

^ look better Z4k, the message you quoted wasn't directed to you, but to the user I quoted.
Also, no, you're not correct.
Even if you have read half of it, that would still mean only that you don't like half of it, not that half of it is crap. See the difference? Since when did you obtain the permit of deciding what is objectively good or not? Even more for those that you haven't read. And, BTW, being a book for 12 years old is fine by me. I'm not 12 years old, so I'm just going to read something else instead. Why would you purposely look into books that you know are for 12 years old anyway.
BTW, considering the amount of good LN being released each year, why the hell are you following 15+ series that you don't like (actually, far more than this, if you really have read half of those on top of all those that aren't appearing on this week's sale chart)? Was that this difficult to actually see that it wasn't the kind of book you're searching for before reading them? >_<"
Well, you do whatever you want, but I'm not following you on this...

Dec 29, 2014 8:53 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
sinner08910 said:


Who made this guy cry like a fag? :v All I remember is that we're free to call someone a fag in here if he/she is really a fag. ha ha ha. Tho stating your opinion isn't a bad thing to do, crying might be. Don't be a butthurt. It REALLY is the only real piece of literature... in our case, only for us. So, stop crying please. ^.^

If you don't have anything to add to a conversation, don't butt in just to write the first random nonsense that you thought about, please. Can't you have a discussion with someone without assuming random things about your interlocutor to compensate your lack of argument? We have another kid trying to look cool here, and failing miserably, talk about a sad performance. And stop insulting random user that you read, too. That's unsightly.

When I said more than half of the titles in the LN are crap, I wasn't wrong. Most if not all use the same tropes which have been done to death, use fanservice and all generic crap to sell their works. I've read most of the titles there and I can't help but think that those authors must have been horny 12 year olds. Just look at that infamous chapter 16.5 of SAO and Date A live. All of them lack originality. And enough with those remarks because I haven't insulted you directly.

Dec 29, 2014 7:15 AM by Z4k

Yeah im also so glad about One Punch Man sales, the manga is awesome, the best seinen manga today.

Dec 28, 2014 1:28 PM by LordPerucho

sinner08910 said:


Who made this guy cry like a fag? :v All I remember is that we're free to call someone a fag in here if he/she is really a fag. ha ha ha. Tho stating your opinion isn't a bad thing to do, crying might be. Don't be a butthurt. It REALLY is the only real piece of literature... in our case, only for us. So, stop crying please. ^.^

If you don't have anything to add to a conversation, don't butt in just to write the first random nonsense that you thought about, please. Can't you have a discussion with someone without assuming random things about your interlocutor to compensate your lack of argument? We have another kid trying to look cool here, and failing miserably, talk about a sad performance. And stop insulting random user that you read, too. That's unsightly.

Dec 28, 2014 1:19 PM by Zefyris

This volumes art is just on another level :O

19. *52,475 *,407,308 One Punch-Man Vol.7

Dec 28, 2014 8:59 AM by ichii_1

Zefyris said:
Z4k said:


Better than most ecchi, harem and highschool romcom craps that sell over 15k. Honestly its a breath of fresh year to see novels like this do well.

1) Calling something "crap" as your only appreciation of a title is merely a hint that you seriously lack the ability to properly evaluate books. A 6 years old kid could do better
2) what is good or bad is only dependent of your taste. Any adult has the decency to not call what he doesn't like "crap". If you're a kid this is excusable though.
3) Calling something "real piece of literature" means that you actually think that other books in that list are "non real piece of literature" (Or false, or whatever you want to call them around the same meaning) . Which is laughable.
4) There are very good titles with the "high school rom com" or the "ecchi harem" tag selling very well.
5) If you think that only the above tags sells well, you should look at the sales list more often, as that's seriously wrong.
6) You're sure that you want as your "champion" of what you call "real piece of literature" a... Novel adaptation of a manga, like those naruto or bleach novels adaptation? While those TG novels may be (perhaps?) surprisingly good, who knows, I won't judge it, I... sure would call that a risky choice, and not a really convincing one if you want to convince novels readers.

So yeah, lol@ the "real piece of literature" part.


Who made this guy cry like a fag? :v All I remember is that we're free to call someone a fag in here if he/she is really a fag. ha ha ha. Tho stating your opinion isn't a bad thing to do, crying might be. Don't be a butthurt. It REALLY is the only real piece of literature... in our case, only for us. So, stop crying please. ^.^

Dec 28, 2014 8:17 AM by sinner08910

SAO sales are ridicolous, I just cant imagine what will happen when volume 16 comes out wtf

Dec 28, 2014 8:04 AM by Jarkzy

Kotobukii said:


Glad to hear it. I hope it can attract more buyers. Not the best shoujo I've watched, but it's been enjoyable. Hoping the anime sells decently as well.


Unfortunately, that is 95% impossible. Shoujo manga to anime with the exception of Kimi ni Todoke, sell like crap. It's a sad, cruel thing really. We'll be lucky if it hits 1.5k in sales...

Dec 28, 2014 12:11 AM by phoenixalia

phoenixalia said:

Kotobukii said:
I'm happy to see those Akatsuki no Yona sales. Does anyone have sales data from before it got the anime? I want to see if it has improved at all.


Akatsuki no Yona:
Volume 14: 38,985 (3 days) 68,479 (10 days)
Volume 15: 40,411 (3 days) 70,067 (10 days)
Volume 16: 62,826 (3 days)

Boost: 22,415

There's still the second week to go. It'll most likely get another 30k or so, which is good news, not to mention it still has another full cour to go so it can attract more buyers.


Glad to hear it. I hope it can attract more buyers. Not the best shoujo I've watched, but it's been enjoyable. Hoping the anime sells decently as well.

Dec 27, 2014 8:38 AM by marx-chan

Whoa. Detective Conan being number 1 makes my fangirl inside happy :D

Dec 26, 2014 6:24 PM by FueledbyKass

Holy crap, Akatsuki no Yona on #15 o/

Dec 26, 2014 5:36 PM by SweetCoconut

kuuderes_shadow said:
Paulo27 said:
Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru so low :c Sad.


It seems to be having stock issues in some places.
Stock Issues: The Franchise.

Dec 26, 2014 6:19 AM by Paulo27

Kindaichi out of top 10 despite sell 100k, damn. how can it even happen since it far better than all top 10 manga combine together

Dec 25, 2014 12:08 PM by Monomunu

Paulo27 said:
Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru so low :c Sad.


It seems to be having stock issues in some places.

Dec 25, 2014 12:02 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Zefyris said:
Yohimo_asakura said:
Yey SAO still first <3

That's the last week it will though. If I'm not mistaken, this week (22-28) is the release of the volume 6 of the very popular Biblia koshodou. Kind of easy to guess who will be first next week (as long as you count media works bunko's titles in the list obviously)...


I's obvious, It will sell around 500-600k eventually once again.

Still I'm glad SAO doing well, SAO last volume Vol.15 stayed on top 30 for 9 weeks if I'm not mistaken...

Dec 25, 2014 9:42 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Blirishman said:
I'd read the Manga, the current Arc that ended was great
Hmm alright then I'll take up your offer.

Dec 25, 2014 7:06 AM by ToG25thBaam

Ejc said:

Sometimes Amazon's labelling is inaccurate


I know it is. I was commenting on the inconsistancy though. Then again it isn't the first time it has been inconsistant. There are some series where some volumes are considered light novels by amazon and others aren't.

Dec 25, 2014 6:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru so low :c Sad.
At least SAO is still selling well.

Dec 25, 2014 6:16 AM by Paulo27