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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jul 13 - 19

by Snow
Jul 22, 2015 1:03 PM | 52 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for July 13th - 19th

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

*1. 28,768 108,146 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 26,630 *83,179 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
*3. 15,903 *15,903 High School DxD Vol.20
*4. 14,086 *14,086 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.2
*5. 12,191 *35,824 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*6. *9,506 **9,506 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
*7. *8,675 *43,410 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: "Ima Suki ni Naru."
*8. *8,518 *66,365 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
*9. *8,179 *21,178 Orihara Izaya to, Yuuyake wo
10. *6,876 *20,209 Ro-Kyu-Bu! Vol.15

11. *6,831 **6,831 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
12. *6,528 **6,528 (Kari)Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou: Rikon no Hazu ga Daikonran!?
13. *6,118 *46,846 Overlord Vol.1
14. *6,028 **6,028 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.7
15. *5,639 163,472 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.11
16. *5,614 **5,614 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita......katta. Vol.3
17. *5,323 529,000 Summer Wars (Kadokawa Bunko)
18. *4,862 *38,076 Overlord Vol.2
19. *4,827 **4,827 Sacred Chronicle Vol.1
20. *4,401 **5,249 Rail Wars! Nihon Kokuyuu Tetsudou Kouantai Vol.11

21. *4,390 **4,390 Irregular's Rebellion Vol.1
22. *4,122 *34,935 Overlord Vol.3
23. *4,090 **4,764 Isekai Majutsushi wa Mahou wo Tonaenai Vol.2
24. *3,533 **3,533 L♥DK: Shuusei's Room Vol.2
25. *3,441 *32,816 Overlord Vol.9


Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*4. 28,768 108,146 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*5. 26,630 *83,179 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
*8. 15,903 *15,903 High School DxD Vol.20
10. 14,086 *14,086 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.2
19. *8,675 *43,410 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: "Ima Suki ni Naru."
21. *8,179 *21,178 Orihara Izaya to, Yuuyake wo
28. *6,876 *20,209 Ro-Kyu-Bu! Vol.15
29. *6,831 **6,831 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
31. *6,528 **6,528 (Kari)Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou: Rikon no Hazu ga Daikonran!?
34. *6,028 **6,028 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.7
38. *5,639 163,472 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.11
42. *5,323 529,000 Summer Wars (Kadokawa Bunko)
48. *4,827 **4,827 Sacred Chronicle Vol.1
(cut-off 4,722)


Book
10. 12,191 *35,824 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
19. *9,506 **9,506 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
22. *8,518 *66,365 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
46. *6,118 *46,846 Overlord Vol.1
(cut-off 6,018)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*9. *5,614 **5,614 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita......katta. Vol.3
11. *4,862 *38,076 Overlord Vol.2
13. *4,122 *34,935 Overlord Vol.3
14. *4,090 **4,764 Isekai Majutsushi wa Mahou wo Tonaenai Vol.2
17. *3,533 **3,533 L♥DK: Shuusei's Room Vol.2
18. *3,441 *32,816 Overlord Vol.9
(cut-off 3,333)


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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>#3 Highschool DxD

Oh Japan, why?

Jul 27, 2015 1:03 PM by ThatFlameGuy

kuuderes_shadow said:
Barion-Zara said:

@Kuuderes_shadow what don't he ranks in ur post mean?


I assume that should be a "do" rather than a "don't".

POS is the point of sale ranking, which is a different ranking to the one released by Oricon. This only includes ranks and not sales figures, but publicly releases all the top 500. Unlike Oricon, they also do daily rankings (as well as weekly, monthly and yearly - which follow calendar months/years unlike Oricon), and also usually release the rankings earlier in the week than Oricon does.

To read it - on the left is the rank figure, and after that is the volume title.

The original data source is http://shoseki500.blog.shinobi.jp/ although I get the data from http://book-rank.net/ which has an easier to use format for finding/extracting specific series.


Thnx ^^ and yeah that's supposed to be a "do the" the auto correct is derping way too much.

Jul 23, 2015 3:16 PM by Barion-Zara

TerrorH3ctor said:
iNoto-san said:
*2. 26,630 *83,179 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
*3. 15,903 *15,903 High School DxD Vol.20

Good to see them kick butt.

Just started watching toaru majutsu no index and so far love it! Looking forward to read the light novels.


Fucking A. I was wondering when DxD would be at the top. As for Index, you should check out its spin-off Certain Scientific Railgun. You'll LOVE the ultimate bad ass, yet cute Mikoto Misaka and her friends (though Kanzaki is amazing and sexy).


Same here DxD FTW. As for Index, Yeah I will checking that out as well. I'm going to finish Index first season then watch Railgun then Index II then Railgun S.

After that i guess i have to read the manga before or after the LN. Need to do some research haha.

Jul 23, 2015 3:04 PM by Umineko

Kotobukii said:
Shinigami1992 said:


I guess your taste is the only true one? or I guess the taste of anime/manga fans outside japan is so great in comparison?


hey dude, guy, man........... it's all a joke......... lighten up.


the comments I quoted didn't sound like a joke or sarcasm. It isn't that easy to just say it was a joke in the end. We are talking about the anime community there are people out there that generalize like that.

Jul 23, 2015 1:19 PM by Shinigami1992

Paulo27 said:
TheNaturalPerm said:
Nitpicking about names does not equal ignorance.
Indeed, I never said it did though, I never even called you ignorant.
And if you only feel like being negative to generate discussion or because you don't know how to praise something, then you shouldn't be suprised when people don't take you seriously or think you hate on everything, especially when you're going for stuff like names.

True, my bad. I misread.
But names weren't even my main point. *sigh* just an add-on of what else is kind of blegh in the show.
There is nothing of value, no interesting discussionto be had in comments such as "great sales for xy" so I usually refrain from saying things that "say" nothing.

Jul 23, 2015 12:33 PM by NaturalPerm

TheNaturalPerm said:
Nitpicking about names does not equal ignorance.
Indeed, I never said it did though, I never even called you ignorant.
And if you only feel like being negative to generate discussion or because you don't know how to praise something, then you shouldn't be suprised when people don't take you seriously or think you hate on everything, especially when you're going for stuff like names.

Jul 23, 2015 12:22 PM by Paulo27

Paulo27 said:
He said to ignore you because you hate on everything, proof being you just nitpicked how the characters are named, yet you called him ignorant when he actually has a point, people should indeed ignore you.

If I hated on everything I wouldn't like as much anime as I do. He is picking from a small sample size. If ind comments such as "Wow great episode" extremely boring so I tend to point out the negative (if existent) to at least have some kind of discussion. People call it hate because they are butthurt. Nitpicking about names does not equal ignorance. You really do need to pick up a dictionary :D

Now to Zefyris:
You do have a point there but I did write that it impairs my personal enjoyment. Not that it has to be the case for everyone.
Me being a native german speaker is probably the biggest factor of me finding so many of these names cringeworthy.
Humpty Hans...How do I even explain this. Hans is a very simple name and usually only a nick to shorten "Johann". So Hans is basically something you call your buddy and very rarely used as a...Let's call it true first name anymore. It sounds like the very epitome of a troll name to me. Especially in combination with Humpty which sounds like a cutesy nickname of sorts.
So yes. I think it's a cultural thing but I still find it strange that so many japanese randomly use german names for the heck of it. The poor voice actors.

Jul 23, 2015 12:16 PM by NaturalPerm

TheNaturalPerm said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
TheNaturalPerm hates on everything. Best to just ignore him.

How very ignorant.

Zefyris said:

Well, sorry that they're not in school uniform and don't have japanese name then. And not in bikini armor either. That part isn't going to get any better no matter how much you wait. As the opening shows, the characters coming next, one is in rags, one has a frog like costume and last one is in a blue priest garment. And still no japanese names here.

My point is that you can have an engaging adventure story without naming your character Piena Augustra Nashetania Loei, or Humpty Hans (that one is the very best!). That's just silly and takes away from my enjoyment as I cringe at those things. Chaos Dragon is a similar case from this season where the character design is just soo out there...

And yes I'll be watching it till the end. I don't really mind slow starts. I just find critique on pacing and "blandness" fitting so far.


Sorry, maybe that's a difference in culture/country we live in, because I absolutely do not see the problem with "hans humpty". Not at all.
And I'm serious here. Care to explain because I don't see the problem.
What makes the name silly?
And same with Nashetania. Long names for royalty are completely common both IRL and in fantasy settings.
So, simple question here. Aren't you imposing your point of view (or the point of view from your culture/language) as what name is silly or not? Same goes with peoples complaining about Fremy's name as well. What's the problem? I don't get it. And if it's cultural/Due to your own language, why do you think that it's silly even for a Japanese?
So, why are you complaining about names being silly from your pov if for japanese they are not? Did you even think about that?

Jul 23, 2015 12:13 PM by Zefyris

He said to ignore you because you hate on everything, proof being you just nitpicked how the characters are named, yet you called him ignorant when he actually has a point, people should indeed ignore you.

Jul 23, 2015 12:11 PM by Paulo27

how is finding names very silly ignorant? I'm not dropping it because of that?

Is that all you've got...?
Might wanna look up the word in the dictionary...

Jul 23, 2015 12:07 PM by NaturalPerm

TheNaturalPerm said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
TheNaturalPerm hates on everything. Best to just ignore him.

How very ignorant.

Zefyris said:

Well, sorry that they're not in school uniform and don't have japanese name then. And not in bikini armor either. That part isn't going to get any better no matter how much you wait. As the opening shows, the characters coming next, one is in rags, one has a frog like costume and last one is in a blue priest garment. And still no japanese names here.

My point is that you can have an engaging adventure story without naming your character Piena Augustra Nashetania Loei, or Humpty Hans (that one is the very best!). That's just silly and takes away from my enjoyment as I cringe at those things. Chaos Dragon is a similar case in this season where the character design is just soo out there...

And yes I'll be watching it till the end. I don't really mind slow starts. I just find critique on pacing and "blandness" fitting so far.

>calls other people ignorant
>nitpicks about how characters are named
I don't even.

Jul 23, 2015 12:06 PM by Paulo27

kuuderes_shadow said:
TheNaturalPerm hates on everything. Best to just ignore him.

Just to ask, what do you count as out of stock? Actually unable to order or do you count anything with a 7-21 day wait as well? (assuming you're ordering from honto) Because sometimes you can get things with a 7-21 day wait listed after just a day or two, while other times they'll be cancelled from the order at the end of the 21 days because of them still not becoming available. Even if you're not prepared to wait the full 3 weeks you may as well put them in the order in the offchance that they become available quickly anyway - you can always cancel them if they don't.

Unable to order. Some books seems to fluctuate so much between "in stock and so many left that the number isn't even listed" and out of stock" that it's crazy. If it was something selling well I would understand but that's not even the case. well it's for another time. If I'm lucky.

DaraDara21 said:
*5. 26,630 *83,179 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13

Damn this is not good. It's the lowest sales Index has ever had. Usually after 9 days it hits the 100k mark. I wonder if this will be a continuing trend in later volumes, Index might be losing its edge in Japan.

Actually, this may be rising the chance for a third anime season. If the sales never drop, they'll see no need for it after all. So depending of the case, that may be a good news.

Jul 23, 2015 12:01 PM by Zefyris

kuuderes_shadow said:
TheNaturalPerm hates on everything. Best to just ignore him.

How very ignorant.

Zefyris said:
TheNaturalPerm said:
^
Considering that Rokka is only going to run for 12 episodes, I find remarks such as "nothing happens" pretty fitting. 1/4th done and only fairly bland buildup (?) just doesn't do it. Getting the group together is always kind of tedious in adventure anime though.

Well, sorry that they're not in school uniform and don't have japanese name then. And not in bikini armor either. That part isn't going to get any better no matter how much you wait. As the opening shows, the characters coming next, one is in rags, one has a frog like costume and last one is in a blue priest garment. And still no japanese names here.

My point is that you can have an engaging adventure story without naming your character Piena Augustra Nashetania Loei, or Humpty Hans (that one is the very best!). That's just silly and takes away from my enjoyment as I cringe at those things. Chaos Dragon is a similar case from this season where the character design is just soo out there...

And yes I'll be watching it till the end. I don't really mind slow starts. I just find critique on pacing and "blandness" fitting so far.

Jul 23, 2015 11:50 AM by NaturalPerm

DaraDara21 said:
*5. 26,630 *83,179 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13

Damn this is not good. It's the lowest sales Index has ever had. Usually after 9 days it hits the 100k mark. I wonder if this will be a continuing trend in later volumes, Index might be losing its edge in Japan.


The sales have been falling continuously since new testament volume 2, with the drop between volume 3 and 4 being the largest proportional drop from comparable time periods. The drop seems to be a case of a big drop followed by it levelling out somewhat for a few volumes, before then dropping away again. This volume seems to be one of the drops.

I wonder how much of that is down to the sheer length of the series now - this is the 35th volume (or 38th including SP and SS), after all.

Jul 23, 2015 11:36 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*5. 26,630 *83,179 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13

Damn this is not good. It's the lowest sales Index has ever had. Usually after 9 days it hits the 100k mark. I wonder if this will be a continuing trend in later volumes, Index might be losing its edge in Japan.

Jul 23, 2015 11:01 AM by DaraDara21

TheNaturalPerm hates on everything. Best to just ignore him.

Just to ask, what do you count as out of stock? Actually unable to order or do you count anything with a 7-21 day wait as well? (assuming you're ordering from honto) Because sometimes you can get things with a 7-21 day wait listed after just a day or two, while other times they'll be cancelled from the order at the end of the 21 days because of them still not becoming available. Even if you're not prepared to wait the full 3 weeks you may as well put them in the order in the offchance that they become available quickly anyway - you can always cancel them if they don't.

Jul 23, 2015 10:13 AM by kuuderes_shadow

TheNaturalPerm said:
^
Considering that Rokka is only going to run for 12 episodes, I find remarks such as "nothing happens" pretty fitting. 1/4th done and only fairly bland buildup (?) just doesn't do it. Getting the group together is always kind of tedious in adventure anime though.

Well, sorry that they're not in school uniform and don't have japanese name then. And not in bikini armor either. That part isn't going to get any better no matter how much you wait. As the opening shows, the characters coming next, one is in rags, one has a frog like costume and last one is in a blue priest garment. And still no japanese names here.

As for the fact that 1/4th was spent in building the story, I personally don't find any problem with that. For once an anime studio isn't afraid of doing such. Due to that they won't sell so that's a fail from a commercial point yes. But lots of highly praised anime story don't start quickly anyway. Shinsekai Yori for example was extremely slow to get interesting. Took like, 12 episodes or something? That's what happen when you reduce the number of page adapted per episode.
Madoka magica was terribly bland until the end of the third episode as well. As a result, the quality of the story rise, but peoples with very short attention spawn will get bored. I'm personally enjoying the episodes very much. They're so full of details and nice sceneries/Nice music. I've seen far better way to get introduced to the necessary informations for a mystery than that.

So, ordered RnY 6 and Ngnl 7,a s well as a few other older volumes. Damn I'm not lucky lately with the out of stock. Lots of volumes I want keep being out of stock just when i want to order them. I thought that this time that was going to be the good time but noooo, again 3 volumes became out of stock in the last 48 hours. damn.

Jul 23, 2015 9:43 AM by Zefyris

wow, Bakemono no Ko. Now I'm even more curious about the movie. x;

Jul 23, 2015 9:22 AM by 5shin

Shinigami1992 said:


I guess your taste is the only true one? or I guess the taste of anime/manga fans outside japan is so great in comparison?


hey dude, guy, man........... it's all a joke......... lighten up.

Jul 23, 2015 8:47 AM by marx-chan

IronLobster said:
Shinigami1992 said:


Not sure if you are serious (can't detect anything), if it is serious imagine the ugliest facepalm you can.

The only thing that isn't serious is Japan's taste, because their taste is a joke.


I guess your taste is the only true one? or I guess the taste of anime/manga fans outside japan is so great in comparison? You can also imagine a ugly facepalm.
Like others have mentioned it already rokka no yuusha is by no means anything special or great so don't know what the japanse taste has anything to do with why this anime has not getting a great boost.

Jul 23, 2015 7:13 AM by Shinigami1992