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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jul 27 - Aug 2

by Sakana-san
Aug 5, 2015 1:37 PM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for July 27th - August 2nd

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

*1. 31,432 *99,629 No Game No Life Vol.7
*2. 21,632 161,492 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 20,224 *20,224 Isekai Shokudou Vol.2
*4. 18,382 *18,382 Shuku Mononoki Jimushou Vol.4
*5. 13,059 *13,059 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.4
*6. 12,483 *41,209 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
*7. 11,855 *62,118 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*8. 11,590 *37,832 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
*9. 10,473 *10,473 Saishin no Game wa Sugosugi daro Vol.4
10. 10,187 *10,187 Isekai de Ikiteiku Houhou Vol.1

11. *9,590 **9,590 Kenja no Mago: Joushikiyaburi no Shinnyuusei Vol.1
12. *8,378 **8,378 Shingan no Yuusha Vol.2
13. *8,212 *37,280 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12
14. *7,876 *31,875 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
15. *7,628 **7,628 Brave Frontier: Juuyoku no Hakaisha
16. *7,016 **7,016 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.11
17. *6,734 **6,734 Junai Romantica Vol.8
18. *6,058 *44,463 High School DxD Vol.20
19. *5,763 101,783 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
20. *5,414 **5,414 Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha Vol.13

21. *5,321 **5,321 Elf Tensei kara no Cheat Kenkokuki Vol.1
22. *5,182 **5,182 Gunshi wa Nandemo Shitteitru Vol.4
23. *5,174 *17,613 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.2
24. *5,048 *12,288 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.6
25. *4,721 *42,538 Overlord Vol.5
26. *4,332 *29,179 Overlord Vol.4
27. *4,319 *76,622 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
28. *4,236 *45,299 Overlord Vol.3
29. *4,170 *27,477 Overlord Vol.6
30. *4,126 **4,126 Murabito Tensei: Saikyou no Slow Life Vol.1

31. *3,945 *40,547 Overlord Vol.7
32. *3,909 **3,909 Sagishi Gaiden: Yakusou Majo no Recipe Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 31,432 *99,629 No Game No Life Vol.7
*3. 21,632 161,492 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*5. 20,224 *20,224 Isekai Shokudou Vol.2
11. 13,059 *13,059 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.4
12. 12,483 *41,209 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
16. 10,473 *10,473 Saishin no Game wa Sugosugi daro Vol.4
17. 10,187 *10,187 Isekai de Ikiteiku Houhou Vol.1
18. *9,590 **9,590 Kenja no Mago: Joushikiyaburi no Shinnyuusei Vol.1
23. *8,378 **8,378 Shingan no Yuusha Vol.2
24. *8,212 *37,280 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12

26. *7,876 *31,875 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
31. *7,016 **7,016 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.11
33. *6,734 **6,734 Junai Romantica Vol.8
36. *6,058 *44,463 High School DxD Vol.20
38. *5,763 101,783 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
41. *5,414 **5,414 Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha Vol.13
45. *5,321 **5,321 Elf Tensei kara no Cheat Kenkokuki Vol.1
47. *5,182 **5,182 Gunshi wa Nandemo Shitteitru Vol.4
48. *5,174 *17,613 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.2
50. *5,048 *12,288 Rokka no Yuusha Vol.6
(cut-off 5,048)


Book
*5. 18,382 *18,382 Shuku Mononoki Jimushou Vol.4
12. 11,855 *62,118 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
13. 11,590 *37,832 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
28. *7,628 **7,628 Brave Frontier: Juuyoku no Hakaisha
(cut-off 5,637)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,721 *42,538 Overlord Vol.5
13. *4,332 *29,179 Overlord Vol.4
14. *4,319 *76,622 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
15. *4,236 *45,299 Overlord Vol.3
16. *4,170 *27,477 Overlord Vol.6
17. *4,126 **4,126 Murabito Tensei: Saikyou no Slow Life Vol.1
19. *3,945 *40,547 Overlord Vol.7
20. *3,909 **3,909 Sagishi Gaiden: Yakusou Majo no Recipe Vol.2
(cut-off 3,909)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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I'm happy for Blade Dance, Highschool DXD, Overlord, NGNL, Infinite Stratos and others. Want Blade Dance and Overlord to be higher tho :/ And also found interesting new reads so yaay (I guess)!

Aug 8, 2015 7:49 AM by Alluka-Chama

wana read em all...but ngnl..it's just as expected

Aug 6, 2015 9:37 PM by rageiX

Way to go NGNL!

Aug 6, 2015 12:59 PM by Sury

It could really use another volume with the trio as protagonists again.[/spoiler][/quote]
Shingen_no_Yami said:
Zefyris said:

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant



It would be great if Kamachi decided to do a backstory on Accelerator like he did with Misaki ... That would probably get the LN back to its quality ... also sales would increase ... (imo)

Aug 6, 2015 8:09 AM by Kin088

barthos said:
Hmmm.no Hakomari,Japan has a very good taste



...What?

You do know that it's almost 2 months since the last volume of Hakomari came out, right? A volume staying in the weekly rankings for two months on the trot is a very rare event indeed.

Not that it ranked in its release week either

Aug 6, 2015 7:32 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Hmmm.no Hakomari,Japan has a very good taste

Aug 6, 2015 6:56 AM by barthos

Zefyris said:
julyan said:
NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant

Aug 6, 2015 5:34 AM by BoredEntity

yay for NGNL

Aug 6, 2015 5:21 AM by alpha_shadow

IS s3 confirmed. Thank you Japan for your fabulous taste.

Aug 6, 2015 4:30 AM by Onii-chan

So there's a drop of sales for volume 1-5 of RnY compared to last week, rather than the improvement I was hoping for. It was 9700 it's now 8300. Looks like there's little hope to see even the volume 1 appear just one week in the bunko ranking at this rate. starting from next week RnY's series sales won't have volume 6 boosting it so we won't even have the stats any more. :(

Aug 6, 2015 1:44 AM by Zefyris

Series rankings:

*1位 35,782部 Overlord / オーバーロード
*2位 33,076部 No Game No Life / ノーゲーム・ノーライフ
*3位 21,632部 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko) バケモノの子 (角川文庫)
*4位 21,446部 Isekai Shokudou / 異世界食堂
*5位 20,956部 Gate / ゲート 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり
*6位 18,382部 Shuku Momonoki Jimushou / 祝もものき事務所
*7位 13,641部 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi / チート薬師の異世界旅
*8位 13,330部 Rokka no Yuusha / 六花の勇者
*9位 12,718部 Infinite Stratos / IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>
10位 11,855部 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) / バケモノの子 (角川つばさ文庫)

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POS rankings of light novels with an anime adaptation airing:

Overlord:

152位 オーバーロード1 不死者の王
180位 オーバーロード2 漆黒の戦士
179位 オーバーロード3 鮮血の戦乙女
168位 オーバーロード4 蜥蜴人の勇者たち
167位 オーバーロード5 王国の漢たち [上]
195位 オーバーロード6 王国の漢たち [下]
232位 オーバーロード7 大墳墓の侵入者
246位 オーバーロード8 二人の指導者
344位 オーバーロード9 破軍の魔法詠唱者

Gate:

235位 ゲート1 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
247位 ゲート1 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
290位 ゲート2 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
299位 ゲート2 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
311位 ゲート3 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
316位 ゲート3 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
347位 ゲート4 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
351位 ゲート4 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
415位 ゲート5 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈冥門編〉
425位 ゲート5 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈冥門編〉

Rokka no Yuusha:

144位 六花の勇者6

303位 六花の勇者
401位 六花の勇者2

ShimoSeka:

474位 下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界

Kuusen Madoushi:

336位 空戦魔導士候補生の教官7

Classroom Crisis light novels are not ranked.

Bunko:

Aug 5, 2015 11:43 PM by kuuderes_shadow

geez~ NGNL.?

Aug 5, 2015 9:07 PM by ezaya

Paulo27 said:
ichii_1 said:

That means they believe in Overlord unlike Rokka :P

And did you know Overlord is classified as literature?
which means it's objectively better #Fact
Literature is for old stuff and old stuff is objectively bad #keeptrying
Please stop mate,i am getting embarrassed reading your stuff here... ##Stop it

I commend you for trying tho...

Aug 5, 2015 7:56 PM by LoneWizzy

Zefyris said:
julyan said:
NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant.

NT12 didn't become successful (along with so many other things) because Touma took a backseat despite how deeply involved he is (supposedly) into what's happening in that arc. I doubt that not focusing on him again would be wise.

Aug 5, 2015 6:28 PM by julyan

NGNL :3

Aug 5, 2015 5:44 PM by -Lukz

julyan said:
NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.

Actually it would probably take a esper arc with accelerator and/or Hamazura as the main MC(s) to get it back to proper quality, but looks like the auhor want to continue with all those uninteresting super-powerful-and-almighty-but-still-lose-quickly-magicians. /rant

ichii_1 said:
Zefyris said:
So I don't know what kind of place you got the information that this label wasn't publishing light novels, but that looks quite wrong.

The op has it under "Literature Books Genre" :)
Besides, both novels and LN are literature forms anyways.

Lol that... It's simply tankoubon format rather than bunkobon, that's all xD...

Aug 5, 2015 5:29 PM by Zefyris

NT13 is a major disappointment. But that's to be somehow expected with how NT12 went.
It'll take another Othinus Arc to get this series back on track.

Aug 5, 2015 5:17 PM by julyan

Zefyris said:
So I don't know what kind of place you got the information that this label wasn't publishing light novels, but that looks quite wrong.

The op has it under "Literature Books Genre" :)
Besides, both novels and LN are literature forms anyways.

Aug 5, 2015 4:36 PM by ichii_1

Good to see NGNL in the top. I hope they make 2nd season for the anime

Aug 5, 2015 4:23 PM by thepath

ichii_1 said:
Paulo27 said:
Literature is for old stuff and old stuff is objectively bad #keeptrying

That's classic literature, which is classic and not old.
Rokka is riding on Overlord's tailcoat #PleaseStop



Putting that stupid fan war aside, Overlord's publishing label is the same as several series I own, which are clearly classified as Light Novel ( KADOKAWA/エンターブレイン ). This includes Youjo Senki, a series from which I just finished reading volume 4 where in the postscript the author was again calling his series a light novel.

So I don't know what kind of place you got the information that this label wasn't publishing light novels, but that looks quite wrong.

And since the only difference between light novel and novel in japan is the publishing label under which it's published (no difference in content), that's quite stupid to try getting proud of this anyway ImO.

Aug 5, 2015 3:48 PM by Zefyris