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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jun 29 - Jul 5

by Snow
Jul 8, 2015 2:19 PM | 23 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for June 29th - July 5th

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

Bunko
*5. 24,448 147,055 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.11
*7. 23,005 *50,393 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. 22,168 *22,168 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: "Ima Suki ni Naru."
11. 14,528 *14,528 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.8
12. 12,366 *12,366 Shounen Onmyouji "Kuchiki no Hizumi ni Muretsudoe"
13. 11,704 *14,119 World Order Vol.2
19. *8,895 *65,803 Date A Live Vol.12
20. *8,856 **8,856 Kantai Collection: Mizu no Umi, Hou no Sora Vol.2
24. *7,923 **8,414 Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou Vol.2.5
25. *7,748 115,109 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.8

30. *7,525 **7,525 Hayou no Tsurugi Vol.24
31. *7,489 **7,957 Boku wa Isekai de Fuyo Mahou to Shoukan Mahou wo Tenbin ni Kakeru Vol.4
32. *7,220 *13,430 Senya Ichiya Vol.10 "Nijuu Rasen"
33. *7,080 **7,080 Juuou Mujin no Fafnir Vol.9
34. *7,000 **7,288 Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei Vol.3
35. *6,847 **7,983 Seiun wo Kakeru Vol.2
37. *6,755 **6,963 Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyrie Vol.8
38. *6,434 **7,615 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.3
45. *5,695 **8,859 Haken no Kouki Altina Vol.9
(cut-off at 5,551)


Book
*2. 37,299 *37,299 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
*6. 21,080 *25,471 Overlord Vol.9
10. 11,084 *13,694 Daites-ryou Koubouki Vol.5
12. *9,971 *13,729 Love Live! School Idol Festival Official Illustration Book Vol.2
28. *7,223 *11,981 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
33. *6,939 *14,100 Elysion: Futatsu no Rakuen wo Meguru Monogatari
41. *6,071 **7,506 nez: Your Lovely Smell
46. *5,964 **5,964 Haikyuu!! "Owari to Hajimari" Gekijouban Soushuuhen Part 1
48. *5,839 **6,535 Cheat dakedo Yadoya Hajimemashita.
(cut-off at 5,808)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
13. *5,372 *10,503 Aooni: Onryou-hen
14. *5,320 **7,717 Youjo Senki Vol.4
16. *5,265 **6,316 Ikai no Majutsushi Vol.1
20. *4,512 *77,179 Naruto Hiden Vol.5
(cut-off at 4,512)


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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I hate the new ranking system it dose not help me understand how other series are in ranking how am I to know how Accel world fairs with other stuff that not SAO ?

Aug 12, 2015 11:00 PM by lord23

8man and the crew is up there! Really is a great series.

Jul 11, 2015 5:50 PM by Ooueshi-senpai

kuuderes_shadow said:
Yaoi-sensei said:


Wow, sexy gay picture! Someone tell me who is the artist please?


http://myanimelist.net/people/15407/Koizumi_Kiyo


Thank u

Jul 9, 2015 5:21 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

Yaoi-sensei said:

41. *6,071 **7,506 nez: Your Lovely Smell


Wow, sexy gay picture! Someone tell me who is the artist please?


http://myanimelist.net/people/15407/Koizumi_Kiyo

Jul 9, 2015 5:13 AM by kuuderes_shadow


41. *6,071 **7,506 nez: Your Lovely Smell


Wow, sexy gay picture! Someone tell me who is the artist please?

Jul 9, 2015 4:57 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

kuuderes_shadow said:
The series has done well for as long as we have data for. It's one of Kadokawa Beans Bunko's bestsellers, and that means it's one of the bestselling light novels aimed at a female audience. It's worth noting that these series tend to have relatively stronger tails to them than other light novels, which may be part of the reason why only the biggest hits (which is a category that Shounen Onmyouji definitely falls into) even show up in the rankings.
I didn't know that the series is popular. It's really nice to know that it's one of Kadokawa Beans Bunko's bestsellers. Hopefully the 'strong tails' you mentioned is enough to warrant a second season someday.

Jul 9, 2015 2:44 AM by ToG25thBaam

Light novel series rankings for w/c 29th June:
*1 48,648 NARUTO Hiden
*2 36,983 OreGairu
*3 31,233 DanMachi
*4 28,270 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*5 24,759 Overlord
*6 23,005 Bakemono no Ko
*7 16,637 Shinmai Maou no Testament
*8 12,607 World Order
*9 12,518 Shounen Onmyouji
10 11,084 Daites-ryou Koubouki

Light novel volume rankings for June (June 1st-28th) have been added in the link in my sig.

Jul 8, 2015 11:35 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Paulo27 said:
Zefyris said:

You know that list goes up to July 5th. First episode of the anime adaptation was the 5th in the morning. And that was a Sunday. That may be one week too early for expecting any effect, don't you think?
I expect no less than a 300k boost.


I hope you mean across all the volumes, and spread across the entire cour, because otherwise you're setting your standards way too high. Even that would signal a really spectacular result for the series.

ToG25thBaam said:
Interesting to see Shounen Onmyouji ranked. Maybe wishing for a second season isn't that hopeless at all.


The series has done well for as long as we have data for. It's one of Kadokawa Beans Bunko's bestsellers, and that means it's one of the bestselling light novels aimed at a female audience. It's worth noting that these series tend to have relatively stronger tails to them than other light novels, which may be part of the reason why only the biggest hits (which is a category that Shounen Onmyouji definitely falls into) even show up in the rankings.

Jul 8, 2015 11:14 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Interesting to see Shounen Onmyouji ranked. Maybe wishing for a second season isn't that hopeless at all.

Jul 8, 2015 10:18 PM by ToG25thBaam

@Snow
I am now satisfied with how you present the bunko/book/LN/literature lists now! Thanks for taking my inputs into consideration.

Sorry for one last nitpick, but perhaps it'd be better to add the cut-off numbers as well for bunko/book/LN/literature lists? For Bunko this week, rank 45 is 5,695, but the rank 50 cut-off is 5,551. It'd give some more insight on how much a release needed to sell to make it onto the lists for a particular week.

Something like this...
50. *5,551 (Cut-Off)

Snow said:

12. *9,971 *13,729 Love Live! School Idol Festival Official Illustration Book Vol.2


Onto the actual list, this confirms my suspicions that Amazon JP did not make a typo, and actually intended to release it on June 27, rather than the officially given date of June 30.

Jul 8, 2015 8:16 PM by Ejc

YEEART said:
Paulo27 said:
I expect no less than a 300k boost.


I concur. If it doesn't sell well, fuck the light novel industry.

I'm not sure something that slow paced is going to please anime fans a lot. We're getting a good adaptation it seems, but a good adaptation of something that doesn't really fit the proper target audience on the anime watcher side will just be an anime that will please those reading that LN already and will not bring a lot of new buyers for the LN. Well, let's hope I'm wrong. But something like a rushed adaptation of danmachi has far more potential to raise sales than a proper adaptation of RnY imo.


Ah, and forgot to look at the bottom list :

14. *5,320 **7,717 Youjo Senki Vol.4

That one is a very good volume getting out. Almost as hyped for this one that I would be for a RnY volume 6. Buying it tomorrow. Can't wait to read it, really. That novel is awesomely fun to read.

Jul 8, 2015 4:14 PM by Zefyris

Paulo27 said:
Zefyris said:

You know that list goes up to July 5th. First episode of the anime adaptation was the 5th in the morning. And that was a Sunday. That may be one week too early for expecting any effect, don't you think?
I expect no less than a 300k boost.


I concur. If it doesn't sell well, fuck the light novel industry.

Jul 8, 2015 4:06 PM by Yehart

Zefyris said:
Paulo27 said:
You see Rokka no Yuusha there? No? I don't either. *weeps*

You know that list goes up to July 5th. First episode of the anime adaptation was the 5th in the morning. And that was a Sunday. That may be one week too early for expecting any effect, don't you think?
I expect no less than a 300k boost.

Jul 8, 2015 4:00 PM by Paulo27

Paulo27 said:
You see Rokka no Yuusha there? No? I don't either. *weeps*

You know that list goes up to July 5th. First episode of the anime adaptation was the 5th in the morning. And that was a Sunday. That may be one week too early for expecting any effect, don't you think?

Jul 8, 2015 3:56 PM by Zefyris

MAGiC_DREAMBOX said:
Oregairu still going strong, shame to see Accel World drop out this week, think it would've passed the 100K mark anyway. Date A Live sales still strong as well which is fab to see.

11. 14,528 *14,528 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.8

Add the sales from the LE and it's doing well. Long and painful wait until BURST though. Hope that gives it more of a boost than S1 did.


Good for shinmai.... And your forum avatar... Looks familiar. XD
I loved that girl......

Jul 8, 2015 3:45 PM by testamentKAISER

Happy for Oregairu is doing so well :)

Jul 8, 2015 3:41 PM by G_Spark233

Me-Untitled said:
OreGairu <3. Still doing great, and well deserved. Can't wait for volume 12.. Also glad to see Date A Live right there. Doing great too.


Yay for Oregairu! :)

Jul 8, 2015 3:31 PM by testamentKAISER

Hope it passes 2 million in print by the time the anime ends :)
*6. 21,080 *25,471 Overlord Vol.9

That OVA thou ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
11. 14,528 *14,528 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.8

Jul 8, 2015 3:30 PM by ichii_1

OreGairu <3. Still doing great, and well deserved. Can't wait for volume 12.. Also glad to see Date A Live right there. Doing great too.

Jul 8, 2015 3:14 PM by Reverberate

Oregairu still going strong, shame to see Accel World drop out this week, think it would've passed the 100K mark anyway. Date A Live sales still strong as well which is fab to see.

11. 14,528 *14,528 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.8

Add the sales from the LE and it's doing well. Long and painful wait until BURST though. Hope that gives it more of a boost than S1 did.

Jul 8, 2015 2:36 PM by VulgarLife