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Japan's Weekly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for Mar 16 - 22

by Snow
Mar 25, 2015 1:27 PM | 85 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga & Light Novel rankings for March 16th - 22nd

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

Manga
*1. 434,675 *,434,675 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.2
*2. 255,062 *,255,062 Fairy Tail Vol.48
*3. 186,887 *,186,887 Diamond no Ace Vol.46
*4. 178,336 *,178,336 Ahiru no Sora Vol.40
*5. 113,908 *,113,908 Skip Beat! Vol.36
*6. *95,096 *,*95,096 Baby Steps Vol.34
*7. *87,154 *,*87,154 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.11
*8. *81,649 *,662,512 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.13
*9. *80,726 *,*80,726 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.17
10. *75,381 *,*75,381 Area no Kishi Vol.45

11. *68,858 *,136,529 L♥DK Vol.17
12. *66,563 *,*66,563 UQ Holder! Vol.6
13. *66,366 *,*66,366 Kuu Neru Futari Sumu Futari Vol.5
14. *64,539 *,*64,539 Peace Maker Vol.14
15. *60,031 *,*60,031 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.44
16. *58,466 *,232,959 Mahoutsukai no Yome Vol.3
17. *56,309 *,598,277 Haikyuu!! Vol.15
18. *54,364 *,*54,364 Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol.5
19. *52,165 *,*52,165 Biorg Trinity Vol.6
20. *49,500 *,*49,500 Dagashi Kashi Vol.2

21. *47,951 *,*47,951 Tenshi 1/2 Houteishiki Vol.6
22. *44,831 *,*44,831 Rin Vol.9
23. *44,336 *,*44,336 Be Blues! Ao ni Nare Vol.18
24. *43,373 *,*43,373 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.16
25. *42,234 *,*42,234 Boku wo Tsutsumu Tsuki no Hikari Vol.15
26. *40,939 *,*40,939 Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen Vol.15
27. *39,541 *,*92,423 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.7
28. *34,251 *,*34,251 Acma:Game Vol.10
29. *33,539 *,*33,539 Zettai Karen Children Vol.41
30. *32,405 *,*32,405 Denpa Kyoushi Vol.15

31. *31,611 *,179,152 Prison School Vol.16
32. *30,902 *,301,950 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.11
33. *30,508 *,579,667 Saint☆Onii-san Vol.11
34. *30,190 1,359,317 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.1
35. *28,814 *,462,901 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.8
36. *28,749 *,*61,195 Tsubasa to Hotaru Vol.4
37. *28,217 1,229,201 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.2
38. *28,101 *,*28,101 Bakuon Densetsu Kaburagi Vol.12
39. *28,058 *,730,627 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.13
40. *27,462 *,*27,462 Real Account Vol.3

41. *26,768 *,*26,768 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.44 Limited Edition
42. *26,488 *,211,003 New Prince of Tennis Vol.14
43. *24,757 1,130,420 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
44. *23,886 *,*46,992 Chicchai Toki kara Suki dakedo Vol.5
45. *23,763 *,*23,763 Beshari Gurashi Vol.18
46. *23,618 *,*23,618 Kyoukai no Rinne Vol.24
47. *23,199 *,197,710 Youkai Watch Vol.6
48. *22,500 *,229,063 World Trigger Vol.10
49. *22,470 *,*22,470 Takane to Hana Vol.1
50. *22,410 1,065,549 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.4


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 88,073 *88,073 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10.5
*2. 24,846 114,317 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.12
*3. 21,473 *21,473 High School DxD DX Vol.1 Regular Edition
*4. 20,787 *20,787 Tokyo Ravens Vol.13
*5. 19,804 *19,804 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.1
*6. 16,395 *16,395 Date A Live Material
*7. 12,446 *60,574 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.2
*8. 11,896 *11,896 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.12
*9. 11,809 *11,809 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.3
10. *9,684 *79,173 Naruto Hiden Vol.2

11. *9,262 **9,262 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.6
12. *9,214 **9,214 Akatsuki no Yona: Onaji Tsuki no Shita de
13. *7,879 *39,583 Eromanga-sensei Vol.4
14. *7,635 *14,761 Nourin Vol.10
15. *7,616 **7,616 Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat Vol.4
16. *7,298 **7,298 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.3
17. *6,567 132,790 Naruto Hiden Vol.1
18. *6,554 **6,554 Bu ni Mi wo Sasagete Hyaku to Yonen. Elf de Yarinaosu Musha Shugyou Vol.3
19. *6,183 159,366 Coffee-ten Talleyrand no Jikenbo Vol.4
20. *5,933 **5,933 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.4

21. *5,924 **5,924 Romnia Teikoku Koubouki Vol.5
22. *5,095 **5,095 Aku no Taizai: Gobanme no Pierrot
23. *5,006 **5,006 Peace Maker: Black Wing
24. *4,681 **4,681 Threesome
25. *4,244 **4,244 Tsuchi Mahou ni Eikou wo!
26. *3,805 *14,567 Senbonzakura Vol.3
27. *3,457 **3,457 Inya: Futari no Hanayome

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Tokyo Ghoul is killin' it!!

Mar 29, 2015 2:10 AM by Tengai

LordPerucho said:
TG selling as much as AC did in the first week of release, but still below NNT.

It sold better than NNT if you take the time into the calculation.

AC sold 420k in 5 days
TG sold 430k in 4 days
NNT sold 440k in 6 days

Mar 28, 2015 9:31 AM by ThaNinjazTube

shinny099 said:
keragamming said:


-_- you completely miss my point. Limited edtion means, normal volume+something extra In it. So fans don't by both limited and normal edition. Since the limited edtion has what the normal edition has, which is the volume. plus some extra stuff in it. If this isn't clear enough let me give you another example.

If tokyo ghoulre gets a limited edition, then sales for the normal tokyo ghoulre volume would drop. But did it actually dropped? Nope, its just that fans didn't bought the normal volume but instead bought the limited edtion. so in the end it
would sell the same amount.

So limited edition is basically a special treat for fans, and it says limited for a reason since they will only have 200k to 300k copies to sell to the fans while the normal edition would have about 1 million in print.

So as I said before its a fair comparison, the limited edition doesn't bring in new fans to the series. I hope you understand now.


Thanks for clearing this up. I have always thought limited edition was a separate book just like an artbook or something similar. But it makes sense to me now that it contains all the contents from the normal edition with something extra in it. :)

EDIT:
I do apologize for my misunderstanding of the term. And I hereby acknowledge that NNT's first week sales of last vol was approximate to 500k. But as I mentioned above, there's one more thing that disrupted the fairness of the comparison between the two, which was the numbers of days of sales of each series in the ranking. With the upward trend of TG:re skyrocketing the sales in this week ranking, who know how much another two days of TG sales would make a difference between the two. So, because of the inconsistent numbers of days of sales, the comparison wasn't even fair in the first place. Only God(if there's one) know how it would turn out.


i'm glad that you understand. if nnz had more days than tokyo ghoulre, that's where you have a good argument.

Mar 28, 2015 9:08 AM by keragamming

keragamming said:


-_- you completely miss my point. Limited edtion means, normal volume+something extra In it. So fans don't by both limited and normal edition. Since the limited edtion has what the normal edition has, which is the volume. plus some extra stuff in it. If this isn't clear enough let me give you another example.

If tokyo ghoulre gets a limited edition, then sales for the normal tokyo ghoulre volume would drop. But did it actually dropped? Nope, its just that fans didn't bought the normal volume but instead bought the limited edtion. so in the end it would sell the same amount.

So limited edition is basically a special treat for fans, and it says limited for a reason since they will only have 200k to 300k copies to sell to the fans while the normal edition would have about 1 million in print.

So as I said before its a fair comparison, the limited edition doesn't bring in new fans to the series. I hope you understand now.


Thanks for clearing this up. I have always thought limited edition was a separate book just like an artbook or something similar. But it makes sense to me now that it contains all the contents from the normal edition with something extra in it. :)

EDIT:
I do apologize for my misunderstanding of the term. And I hereby acknowledge that NNT's first week sales of last vol was approximate to 500k. But as I mentioned above, there's one more thing that disrupted the fairness of the comparison between the two, which was the numbers of days of sales of each series in the ranking. With the upward trend of TG:re skyrocketing the sales in this week ranking, who know how much another two days of TG sales would make a difference between the two. So, because of the inconsistent numbers of days of sales, the comparison wasn't even fair in the first place. Only God(if there's one) know how it would turn out.

Mar 28, 2015 5:43 AM by AngKear

Snow said:

,563 UQ Holder! Vol.6
13. *66,366 *,*66,366 [url=http://myanimelist.net/manga/52233/]Kuu Neru


im happy to see its on top sales but i hope it can hit the top 10 uq holder is my favorite manga

Mar 27, 2015 7:32 PM by tike36

RE FTW <3 It really deserves more than no#1 :D

Mar 27, 2015 10:14 AM by Satan-sama

shinny099 said:
keragamming said:

They are still the same thing. The limited edition just has something extra in it, like a ova or something else.

Or are you saying that if there were no limited edition fans wouldn't buy the normal volume? Don't forget that the people that are buying the limited edtion have to spend more money than the people that bought the normal edtion. So its pretty obvious that these people are huge fans of the series, therefore they would've bought the normal vol #13 if there weren't any limited edtion.

Do you see where I'm getting at? So yes, its a fair comparison.


While it's fair in your perspective, it doesn't in mine. The fact that it's a rare occasion, makes it 'special' unlike your standard weekly sales. So including that, while compares to other manga without that something special really put them into disadvantages, and thus is not a fair comparison.

By limited edition, fans have to pay extra in addition to the official volumes release. Yes, fans are provided an opportunity to pay extra, while in TG case, they have not that opportunity. Do you still think it's fair? I'm not implying fans buying limited edition instead of official volumes, cuz it's beyond ridiculous for you to even think about it in this perspective.


-_- you completely miss my point. Limited edtion means, normal volume+something extra In it. So fans don't by both limited and normal edition. Since the limited edtion has what the normal edition has, which is the volume. plus some extra stuff in it. If this isn't clear enough let me give you another example.

If tokyo ghoulre gets a limited edition, then sales for the normal tokyo ghoulre volume would drop. But did it actually dropped? Nope, its just that fans didn't bought the normal volume but instead bought the limited edtion. so in the end it would sell the same amount.

So limited edition is basically a special treat for fans, and it says limited for a reason since they will only have 200k to 300k copies to sell to the fans while the normal edition would have about 1 million in print.

So as I said before its a fair comparison, the limited edition doesn't bring in new fans to the series. I hope you understand now.

Mar 27, 2015 9:35 AM by keragamming

I don't see how some people say that limited editions shouldn't be counted. If anything they have even more weight that the regular ones since they are more expensive.
CashMoney said:
YumeHunter said:
Well, if you look at the last years best selling manga list it would be like this (from the one that sold the most):

Haikyuu
TG
KnB
NNT
AssClass

I think he meant thier sales per volume not full year sells

Yeah that's what I meant. It's useless to compare the overall sales they had last year since all of them didn't have the same boost comparatively (NNT's anime for example had only being airing for six weeks or so).
To me, it would look more like:
  • Assclass
  • Haikyuu
  • KnB
  • NNT
  • TG

Mar 27, 2015 5:04 AM by Agafin

Arcanix said:
^This is pointless... even if TG sells more in a week than NNT(and it does), in the long run NNT always sells more.


Yes, I acknowledge that NNT may likely be selling more in a long run. But it's out of context, this is about a first week sales discussion. And I don't think it's pointless(it may be for you but not me), cuz IIRC TG's highest record of first week sales in Oricon ranking was the 14th vol with only around 289,000(?). It didn't even break the 300k milestone.

TG:re's vol 1 first week sales was underwhelming with around 240,000(?). So, to see a huge leap like this, that skipped over an entire 200k range from last vol and basically for a seinen of all, to even be able to compare with popular shonens in sales despite its 'demographic' disadvantages, has indeed left me in awe. Hopefully more seinens will shine as bright as TG in popularity and compete with that huge excess of shonen, tho I highly doubt it'd ever happen. Sorry if I sound stubborn or immature here, English isn't my first lang. What I want to say is, I just want to see a more diverse genre aiming toward more diverse demographic audiences competing with one another in popularity, other than 'shonen', 'shonen', and 'shonen'. :)

Mar 27, 2015 2:19 AM by AngKear

^This is pointless... even if TG sells more in a week than NNT(and it does), in the long run NNT always sells more.

Mar 27, 2015 1:33 AM by Arcanix

keragamming said:

They are still the same thing. The limited edition just has something extra in it, like a ova or something else.

Or are you saying that if there were no limited edition fans wouldn't buy the normal volume? Don't forget that the people that are buying the limited edtion have to spend more money than the people that bought the normal edtion. So its pretty obvious that these people are huge fans of the series, therefore they would've bought the normal vol #13 if there weren't any limited edtion.

Do you see where I'm getting at? So yes, its a fair comparison.


While it's fair in your perspective, it doesn't in mine. The fact that it's a rare occasion, makes it 'special' unlike your standard weekly sales. So including that, while compares to other manga without that something special really put them into disadvantages, and thus is not a fair comparison.

By limited edition, fans have to pay extra in addition to the official volumes release. Yes, fans are provided an opportunity to pay extra, while in TG case, they have not that opportunity. Do you still think it's fair? I'm not implying fans buying limited edition instead of official volumes, cuz it's beyond ridiculous for you to even think about it in this perspective.

Mar 27, 2015 1:23 AM by AngKear

I like how Baby Steps is ignored 24/7. But thankfully Baby Steps made the top 10 hopefully the second season boost the sales.

Mar 26, 2015 11:31 PM by Jakerams

Atram151 said:
*9. *80,726 *,*80,726 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.17


Hooray! It's sold more in 3 days than Vol. 15 did in 2 weeks.
While I want S2, I am happy for the author that her series is doing so well.


+1 this was one of, if not the best show of this season.

:Re being tops means nothing to me. The anime adaptations are mediocre and the fans should be more upset that their beloved mangaka doesn't hold his work to a even slightly higher standard considering the apparent popularity.

Mar 26, 2015 10:42 PM by IZEROII

shinny099 said:
LordPerucho said:


NNT thats without including: Nanatsu no Taizai Limited Edition #13 (54,973).

In total NNT in the first week(6 days) did: 497,465.


Sorry, but i think it's unfair to compare 2 books(1 official, 1 limited edition) vs 1(1 official). As I am not counting the entire manga franchise sale of the week(including limited edition...art book etc). Limited edition is a rare occasion so it's an exceptional case IMO.

1 vs 1 Official volume sales is a much fairer comparison for both series. But still, 500k is within a very likely reachable range given TG had two more days, logically.


They are still the same thing. The limited edition just has something extra in it, like a ova or something else.

Or are you saying that if there were no limited edition fans wouldn't buy the normal volume? Don't forget that the people that are buying the limited edtion have to spend more money than the people that bought the normal edtion. So its pretty obvious that these people are huge fans of the series, therefore they would've bought the normal vol #13 if there weren't any limited edtion.

Do you see where I'm getting at? So yes, its a fair comparison.

Mar 26, 2015 10:34 PM by keragamming

LordPerucho said:


NNT thats without including: Nanatsu no Taizai Limited Edition #13 (54,973).

In total NNT in the first week(6 days) did: 497,465.


Sorry, but i think it's unfair to compare 2 books(1 official, 1 limited edition) vs 1(1 official). As I am not counting the entire manga franchise sale of the week(including limited edition...art book etc). Limited edition is a rare occasion so it's an exceptional case IMO.

1 vs 1 Official volume sales is a much fairer comparison for both series. But still, 500k is within a very likely reachable range given TG had two more days, logically.

Mar 26, 2015 2:52 PM by AngKear

Watt deer fap did this to make my wish come true? Once I'll get rich, I should definitely buy all Tokyo Ghouol merchandise. Someday, someday...

Mar 26, 2015 1:15 PM by sinner08910

Always great seeing Oregairu up there.~

Mar 26, 2015 12:05 PM by Joekstar

With that cover who wouldn't buy that volume!
Touka-chan <3

Mar 26, 2015 10:33 AM by Bateria-chan

YumeHunter said:
Agafin said:
Okay, so which one of these is more popular currently: AssClass, Tokyo Ghoul, Kurobas, Haikyuu or Nanatsu no Tazai? I really don't know.
Well, if you look at the last years best selling manga list it would be like this (from the one that sold the most):

Haikyuu
TG
KnB
NNT
AssClass

I think he meant thier sales per volume not full year sells

Mar 26, 2015 10:22 AM by Cash

Agafin said:
Okay, so which one of these is more popular currently: AssClass, Tokyo Ghoul, Kurobas, Haikyuu or Nanatsu no Tazai? I really don't know.
Well, if you look at the last years best selling manga list it would be like this (from the one that sold the most):

Haikyuu
TG
KnB
NNT
AssClass

Mar 26, 2015 9:59 AM by Raina-