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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jul 20 - 26

by Snow
Jul 29, 2015 1:04 PM | 67 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for July 20th - 26th

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

*1. 68,197 *68,197 No Game No Life Vol.7
*2. 31,714 139,860 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 29,068 *29,068 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12
*4. 28,726 *28,726 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
*5. 23,999 *23,999 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
*6. 22,502 *38,405 High School DxD Vol.20
*7. 16,736 *26,242 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
*8. 14,439 *50,263 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*9. 12,841 *96,020 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
10. 12,491 *26,577 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.2

11. 12,439 *12,439 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.2
12. 12,402 *12,402 Absolute Duo Vol.9
13. 10,937 *10,937 Seikoku no Dragonar Vol.19
14. *9,121 *15,952 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
15. *9,069 **9,069 Nonbiri VRMOO-ki Vol.2
16. *8,528 *14,556 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.7
17. *8,162 **8,162 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.5
18. *7,599 **7,599 Magi Craft Meister Vol.6
19. *7,507 *54,353 Overlord Vol.1
20. *7,240 **7,240 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.6

21. *6,491 *44,567 Overlord Vol.2
22. *6,444 *49,854 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Ima Suki ni Naru.
23. *6,128 *41,063 Overlord Vol.3
24. *5,994 *10,331 Kantai Collection: Kakuyoku no Kizuna Vol.5
25. *5,938 *72,303 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
26. *5,770 **5,770 Amaku Yasashii Sekai de Ikiru ni wa Vol.3
27. *5,641 **9,656 Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat Vol.5
28. *5,588 *24,847 Overlord Vol.4
29. *5,622 **8,944 Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! Vol.12
30. *5,329 *37,817 Overlord Vol.5

31. *4,600 *23,307 Overlord Vol.6

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 68,197 *68,197 No Game No Life Vol.7
*4. 31,714 139,860 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*5. 29,068 *29,068 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12
*6. 28,726 *28,726 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
*8. 23,999 *23,999 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
*9. 22,502 *38,405 High School DxD Vol.20
12. 12,841 *96,020 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
14. 12,491 *26,577 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.2
15. 12,439 *12,439 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.2
16. 12,402 *12,402 Absolute Duo Vol.9

18. 10,937 *10,937 Seikoku no Dragonar Vol.19
27. *9,121 *15,952 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
28. *8,528 *14,556 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.7
38. *7,240 **7,240 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.6
40. *6,444 *49,854 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Ima Suki ni Naru.
45. *5,994 *10,331 Kantai Collection: Kakuyoku no Kizuna Vol.5
48. *5,641 **9,656 Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat Vol.5
49. *5,622 **8,944 Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! Vol.12
(cut-off 5,543)


Book
*7. 16,736 *26,242 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
14. 14,439 *50,263 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
33. *9,069 **9,069 Nonbiri VRMOO-ki Vol.2
39. *8,162 **8,162 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.5
43. *7,599 **7,599 Magi Craft Meister Vol.6
44. *7,507 *54,353 Overlord Vol.1
(cut-off 6,962)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *6,491 *44,567 Overlord Vol.2
12. *6,128 *41,063 Overlord Vol.3
14. *5,938 *72,303 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
15. *5,770 **5,770 Amaku Yasashii Sekai de Ikiru ni wa Vol.3
16. *5,588 *24,847 Overlord Vol.4
17. *5,329 *37,817 Overlord Vol.5
18. *4,600 *23,307 Overlord Vol.6
(cut-off 4,280)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Zefyris said:
eslej said:
Guess NGNL S2 is still far away from reality. Damn hiatus, not enough source material.

1st series adapted volume 1 to 3 and we're at the 7th volume. How are you counting there, that'sa mystery.


Because the content of vol.6 is not suit for a TV series.
And also vol.7 is a first half of the new arc which the game not yet end and will continue in vol.8.
We have to wait for the release vol.8 to get enough source material for SS2(vol.4-5,7-8)

Jul 31, 2015 4:22 AM by plant42

eslej said:
Guess NGNL S2 is still far away from reality. Damn hiatus, not enough source material.

1st series adapted volume 1 to 3 and we're at the 7th volume. How are you counting there, that'sa mystery.

Jul 31, 2015 1:02 AM by Zefyris

ichii_1 said:

Volume 4 to 6 was shown to in the overlord op song and considering the pacing maybe it was a split cour from the start, cause why this pacing if it's another cheap advertising?
And madhouse does do 2nd seasons, don't know where that started from.
Yeaa Idk maybe MH will make one,however I doubt the pacing matters too much, especially to kadokawa as long as it boosts the sales.

Similar stuff was shown in Madan's OP right? Although unlike Overlord they probably didn't want to end it(or maybe didn't have a good place to end it) before the climax of volume 5 hence the fast pacing.

Jul 30, 2015 9:13 PM by barmar

[quote=barmar]
eslej said:
Guess NGNL S2 is still far away from reality. Damn hiatus, not enough source material.

Overlord on the other hand is a sure candidate for a S2.
I doubt Overlord will get one... or NGNL. Isn't it the same-Madhouse hired by kadokawa to do another LN "commercial"?(Like NGNL). We're definitely seeing the boost too, even though the anime feels dumbed down.
[quote]
Volume 4 to 6 was shown to in the overlord op song and considering the pacing maybe it was a split cour from the start, cause why this pacing if it's another cheap advertising?
And madhouse does do 2nd seasons, don't know where that started from.

Jul 30, 2015 8:35 PM by ichii_1

eslej said:
Guess NGNL S2 is still far away from reality. Damn hiatus, not enough source material.

Overlord on the other hand is a sure candidate for a S2.
I doubt Overlord will get one... or NGNL. Isn't it the same-Madhouse hired by kadokawa to do another LN "commercial"?(Like NGNL). We're definitely seeing the boost too, even though the anime feels dumbed down.

Apart from Rokka(finally?),Overlord, Madan and some others....

17. *8,162 **8,162 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.5
18. *7,599 **7,599 Magi Craft Meister Vol.6
Glad to see these too. Both are a fun read.

Jul 30, 2015 8:09 PM by barmar

Guess NGNL S2 is still far away from reality. Damn hiatus, not enough source material.

Overlord on the other hand is a sure candidate for a S2.

Jul 30, 2015 7:09 PM by ARubinsky

Its pretty sad that Rokka no Yusha doesnt get any attention, anime of the season imo. Anyways... happy for overlord.

Jul 30, 2015 3:26 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Arcanix said:
Why is every rokka fanboy hating on Overlord >.>, even the fluffing discussion episodes of Overlord are full of rokka fans trashing the anime. Do you feel that you have something to prove just because "your ln/anime" isn't doing as good?

Seriously? Why is this even a thing? Are you trying to start a flame war or something? I've only been to one Overlord episode discussion thread but I don't think I saw anything of the sort.

Jul 30, 2015 1:16 PM by IronLobster

ichii_1 said:
nah, overlord should air 1 hour episodes instead.
Then the quality would drop even more. I'd rather the budget be allocated to 300+ minutes rather than 600+ minutes to have a higher chance of quality consistency.

Jul 30, 2015 12:08 PM by LastChapter

Zefyris said:
You should see the japanese comments from overlord fans trashing RnY on the RnY threads. They're even asking that RnY stop being aired so that Overlord can be aired 20 minutes airlier because RnY is shit~.
I didn't see a single comment on overlord discussions threads with RnY fans trashing Overlord.

Did you see that on MAL? I don't remember seeing it myself, but granted, I didn't read the whole overlord threads either. But afaik, on japanese boards at least, it's the opposite. And my god, some of them are being extremely rude.

I'm not going to enter myself in that fan war since I think it's really stupid, but just saying, so far it seemed to me like it's the other way around.

It’s sad when people have to bash series they don’t like to make their series of preference seem better (or for whatever other reasons). Sad world we live in indeed. Then again, this is in the Internet, so what can you expect.

ichii_1 said:
well they both are adapting the novels at a slow pace (are they on they same channel too?) maybe that's why.

Well, those are just dumb reasons to bash/hate any series.
For matter fact, hating, getting upset, and whining about an animated series is jut dumb enough already (no matter what). Waste of time and energy, that’s what it is.

Jul 30, 2015 10:59 AM by RPG2000

Zefyris said:

You should see the japanese comments from overlord fans trashing RnY on the RnY threads. They're even asking that RnY stop being aired so that Overlord can be aired 20 minutes airlier because RnY is shit~.

lmfao XD
well they both are adapting the novels at a slow pace (are they on they same channel too?) maybe that's why.
I do agree about ryd stopping for overlord, but 20 min earlier? nah, overlord should air 1 hour episodes instead.

Jul 30, 2015 8:20 AM by ichii_1

Arcanix said:
Why is every rokka fanboy hating on Overlord >.>, even the fluffing discussion episodes of Overlord are full of rokka fans trashing the anime. Do you feel that you have something to prove just because "your ln/anime" isn't doing as good?


Wait, we do? Only one person said something bad on this thread, don't generalise. And once again, that one person in the Overlord board is obviously a troll, he doesn't even provide evidence on why he thinks RnY is better than Overlord. It's your fault for taking the bait.

Once again, don't generalise because of 2 people.

Jul 30, 2015 7:44 AM by Yehart

Zefyris said:
Arcanix said:
Why is every rokka fanboy hating on Overlord >.>, even the fluffing discussion episodes of Overlord are full of rokka fans trashing the anime. Do you feel that you have something to prove just because "your ln/anime" isn't doing as good?

You should see the japanese comments from overlord fans trashing RnY on the RnY threads. They're even asking that RnY stop being aired so that Overlord can be aired 20 minutes airlier because RnY is shit~.
I didn't see a single comment on overlord discussions threads with RnY fans trashing Overlord.

Did you see that on MAL? I don't remember seeing it myself, but granted, I didn't read the whole overlord threads either. But afaik, on japanese boards at least, it's the opposite. And my god, some of them are being extremely rude.

I'm not going to enter myself in that fan war since I think it's really stupid, but just saying, so far it seemed to me like it's the other way around.


There are actually rabid japanese fans too? Lol, I thought they were all extremely full of good manners.

@Paulo, hmmm I get what you mean now. I too haven't noticed any Overlord hate by RnY fans, it's made by MH so that would be damn suicidal knowing how MALers love MH lol. I was mostly hung up on the second part of the sentence.

Jul 30, 2015 7:03 AM by Agafin

Zefyris said:
Arcanix said:
Why is every rokka fanboy hating on Overlord >.>, even the fluffing discussion episodes of Overlord are full of rokka fans trashing the anime. Do you feel that you have something to prove just because "your ln/anime" isn't doing as good?

You should see the japanese comments from overlord fans trashing RnY on the RnY threads. They're even asking that RnY stop being aired so that Overlord can be aired 20 minutes airlier because RnY is shit~.
I didn't see a single comment on overlord discussions threads with RnY fans trashing Overlord.

Did you see that on MAL? I don't remember seeing it myself, but granted, I didn't read the whole overlord threads either. But afaik, on japanese boards at least, it's the opposite. And my god, some of them are being extremely rude.


really? Damn.

I just did some quick search on RnY anime & it also airs in prime slot. I thought the boost was because of lack of exposure but that's clearly not the case.

I dont get it. :-x RnY should've had a lil bit of boost after 4 weeks of anime.

Perhaps it just doesnt appeal much to japanese viewers as of right now?

Jul 30, 2015 6:28 AM by JetNoir

Arcanix said:
Why is every rokka fanboy hating on Overlord >.>, even the fluffing discussion episodes of Overlord are full of rokka fans trashing the anime. Do you feel that you have something to prove just because "your ln/anime" isn't doing as good?

You should see the japanese comments from overlord fans trashing RnY on the RnY threads. They're even asking that RnY stop being aired so that Overlord can be aired 20 minutes airlier because RnY is shit~.
I didn't see a single comment on overlord discussions threads with RnY fans trashing Overlord.

Did you see that on MAL? I don't remember seeing it myself, but granted, I didn't read the whole overlord threads either. But afaik, on japanese boards at least, it's the opposite. And my god, some of them are being extremely rude.

I'm not going to enter myself in that fan war since I think it's really stupid, but just saying, so far it seemed to me like it's the other way around.

Jul 30, 2015 6:16 AM by Zefyris

Those NGNL sales are just 2-3 day sales right? Nice going NGNL.

what's with the overlord bashing? Not saying it's good but it's a pretty enjoyable read. Plus the LN has great covers and illustrations so I guess that helps in attracting customers.

RnY's situation is different, the show airs around 2-3 am right? Overlord airs around 11-12 pm on various channels and gets much more exposure. The overlord anime isnt something great (plus it seems low budget looking at the animation) but it's getting marketed much better than RnY.

the boost will continue (just saw on overlord twitter that some volumes are out of stock)

wow. Index vol. 13 still hasn't crossed 100k after 3 weeks. :-( come on Kadokawa, let's get that season 3 out!

Jul 30, 2015 6:02 AM by JetNoir

no game no life s2 plz

Jul 30, 2015 6:02 AM by tragedydesu

YAY NO GAME NO LIFE TAKING THAT SPOT!!!!!

Jul 30, 2015 5:23 AM by Machination

Agafin said:
Paulo27 said:
I never said at what it's doing better.
You didn't need to. Except if you meant that Overlord fans are hating on Rokka because Overlord is doing better than Rokka. In which case,... uh yeah, are they?
They aren't, but I can tell you "Rokka" hasn't been mentioned a single time in Overlord episode discussions threads, Arcanix is just butthurt for some reason.

Jul 30, 2015 4:42 AM by Paulo27

Paulo27 said:
Agafin said:
I know what you're trying to do but it doesn't really work in this case because Overlord is factually doing better than Rokka.
I never said at what it's doing better.
You didn't need to. Except if you meant that Overlord fans are hating on Rokka because Overlord is doing better than Rokka. In which case,... uh yeah, are they?

Jul 30, 2015 4:33 AM by Agafin