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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 3 - 9

by Snow
Aug 12, 2015 1:45 PM | 40 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 3rd - 9th

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

*1. 75,030 *75,030 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*2. 63,754 *63,754 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
*3. 26,498 *26,498 Haikyuu!! TV Anime Team Book Vol.1 "Karasuno Koukou Haikyuu-bu"
*4. 21,043 *23,501 Naruto: Dojunjou Ninden
*5. 19,621 *19,621 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book "AniBas" Vol.5 "Rakuzan & Teikou-hen"
*6. 19,221 *19,221 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
*7. 16,699 178,191 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. 15,914 115,543 No Game No Life Vol.7
*9. 11,546 *49,378 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
10. 10,280 *72,398 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)

11. *7,790 *65,978 Overlord Vol.1
12. *7,346 *25,728 Shuku Mononoki Jimushou Vol.4
13. *6,751 *54,995 Overlord Vol.2
14. *6,509 *14,137 Brave Frontier: Juuyoku no Hakaisha
15. *6,012 **6,012 Mitou Shoukan://Blood Sign Vol.3
16. *5,877 *82,499 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
17. *5,750 **5,750 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.8
18. *5,743 *25,967 Isekai Shokudou Vol.2
19. *5,643 *50,942 Overlord Vol.3
20. *5,613 **5,613 Gekitotsu no Hexennacht Vol.1

21. *5,451 *12,467 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.11
22. *5,087 *11,821 Junai Romantica Vol.8
23. *4,901 **4,901 Seiken Tsukai no World Break Vol.13
24. *4,597 **4,597 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.4
25. *4,488 *45,697 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
26. *4,171 105,954 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
27. *4,076 116,405 Naruto Hiden Vol.4


Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 75,030 *75,030 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*2. 63,754 *63,754 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
*6. 16,699 178,191 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*7. 15,914 115,543 No Game No Life Vol.7
26. *6,012 **6,012 Mitou Shoukan://Blood Sign Vol.3
29. *5,750 **5,750 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.8
30. *5,743 *25,967 Isekai Shokudou Vol.2
33. *5,613 **5,613 Gekitotsu no Hexennacht Vol.1
34. *5,451 *12,467 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.11
37. *5,087 *11,821 Junai Romantica Vol.8

38. *4,901 **4,901 Seiken Tsukai no World Break Vol.13
41. *4,597 **4,597 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.4
43. *4,488 *45,697 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
49. *4,171 105,954 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
(cut-off 4,153)


Book
*3. 26,498 *26,498 Haikyuu!! TV Anime Team Book Vol.1 "Karasuno Koukou Haikyuu-bu"
*5. 21,043 *23,501 Naruto: Dojunjou Ninden
*7. 19,621 *19,621 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book "AniBas" Vol.5 "Rakuzan & Teikou-hen"
*8. 19,221 *19,221 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
17. 11,546 *49,378 Kaiketsu Zorori Series Vol.57
19. 10,280 *72,398 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
28. *7,790 *65,978 Overlord Vol.1
30. *7,346 *25,728 Shuku Mononoki Jimushou Vol.4
36. *6,751 *54,995 Overlord Vol.2
39. *6,509 *14,137 Brave Frontier: Juuyoku no Hakaisha

48. *5,877 *82,499 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
50. *5,643 *50,942 Overlord Vol.3
(cut-off 5,643)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
19. *4,076 116,405 Naruto Hiden Vol.4
(cut-off 3,535)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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YAY(!) SAO, Mahouka, Overlord, NGNL, Infintie Stratos NouCome and World Break! Tho I want Infinite Stratos and especially NouCome, World Break and Overlord to be MUCH MUCH higher (grr). I'm also happy for a few others lol.

Aug 16, 2015 11:27 PM by Alluka-Chama

ho ho ho..good to see nice names at the top
good job to the people on the field

Aug 16, 2015 4:45 AM by rageiX

overlord is climbing

Aug 13, 2015 8:34 PM by ultravigo

geralt said:
Came to see if Rokka no Yuusha miraculously charted again, but I leave disappointed.


Thread in a nutshell.

Aug 13, 2015 5:12 AM by Yehart

Ln in bunko format are around 100 yen cheaper in average than the average manga in japan.

Yes novels sells usually far less than manga. That's because it takes far less time to read a manga so you need more to spend the same time in the hobby, and because peoples don't like to read, they like pictures. It's the same for every country after all.


I'm disappointed at Gekitotsu no Hexennacht 's sales. I thought Kawakami's fans would support it more. I personnaly intend to buy that one, since it's Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon's sequel (note: by sequel, I mean a sequel happening thousand of years later in the same world, not a direct sequel, kyouhora isn't finished anyway).

Aug 13, 2015 2:59 AM by Zefyris

Snow said:
*1. 75,030 *75,030 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*8. 15,914 115,543 No Game No Life Vol.7

This is all what I came for. NGNL was top for the past two weeks and it was about damn time SAO came in. Still happy for both.
Expecting SAO to be 160k+ by next week.

Aug 13, 2015 12:09 AM by CG-Silver

I double checked and lowered the minimum slightly. Even that might be a little on the high side (430 would probably be about right).

I buy too much of my manga from less mainstream labels (which thus tend to have slightly higher prices) so my initial off-the-top-of-my-head figure was rather skewed as a result. Still, I'd say 500-550 yen for the typical manga, 600-650 yen for the typical light novel.

Aug 12, 2015 11:16 PM by kuuderes_shadow

I like the boost, probably top 10 once vol 3 gets adapted.

11. *7,790 *65,978 Overlord Vol.1
13. *6,751 *54,995 Overlord Vol.2
19. *5,643 *50,942 Overlord Vol.3

Aug 12, 2015 11:14 PM by barmar

kuuderes_shadow said:
Agafin said:
Yes, some are just two times more expensive but others can be up to four times like monogatari ones.


No they aren't.

Light novel prices are typically around 600-750 yen per volume. Manga prices are typically around 500-900 yen per volume.

Kodansha BOX are an extreme(!) outlier, costing slightly over twice as much as a typical manga or light novel.


Ah thanks.

I thought manga cost no more than 400-500 yen? Have the prices changed or was I just wrong?

Aug 12, 2015 11:04 PM by Agafin

Agafin said:
Zapredon said:
Just curious, does LN is more expensive than manga? Cause I notice LN usually sell lower than manga.
Yes, some are just two times more expensive but others can be up to four times like monogatari ones.


No they aren't.

Light novel prices are typically around 600-750 yen per volume. Tankobon format light novels (which are a minority) cost more - typically 800-900 yen per volume. Manga prices are typically around 450-900 yen per volume.

Kodansha BOX are an extreme(!) outlier, costing slightly over twice as much as a typical manga or light novel. It's also a very small (in terms of number of releases) publishing label.

Aug 12, 2015 11:01 PM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranking:

Overlord:

*66位 オーバーロード1 不死者の王
*72位 オーバーロード2 漆黒の戦士
109位 オーバーロード3 鮮血の戦乙女
256位 オーバーロード4 蜥蜴人の勇者たち
240位 オーバーロード5 王国の漢たち [上]
257位 オーバーロード6 王国の漢たち [下]
358位 オーバーロード7 大墳墓の侵入者
410位 オーバーロード8 二人の指導者
367位 オーバーロード9 破軍の魔法詠唱者

GATE:

245位 ゲート1 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
255位 ゲート1 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
320位 ゲート2 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
324位 ゲート2 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
289位 ゲート3 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
306位 ゲート3 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
341位 ゲート4 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
360位 ゲート4 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
408位 ゲート5 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈冥門編〉
422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:

234位 六花の勇者6

284位 六花の勇者
389位 六花の勇者2

KuuMado/ShimoSeka/Classroom Crisis/Durarara!! not ranked

Aug 12, 2015 10:57 PM by kuuderes_shadow

July monthly overall series sales ranking finally updated at Oricon Youtaiju.

2014 Yearly, 2015 Half-Yearly, May monthly and June monthly can be found here: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1413307&show=0#msg41314368

Key: Rank / Sales / Main Contributor to sales / Series Title (Main individual contributor item to sales)

Note: Main contributor can be Movie BD/DVD, Anime BD/DVD, Music BD/DVD, Music CD, Book/Novel, Game or Manga

July 2015 Oricon Top 20 Overall Series Ranking (2015/06/29~2015/08/02)
*1 ¥1,352,594,222 Manga Kingdom (Vol.39)
*2 ¥1,310,865,556 Manga ONE PIECE (Vol.78)
*4 ¥*,627,293,510 *Music Love Live! (Movie Single #1 Angelic Angel/Hello,星を数えて)
*5 ¥*,532,366,894 Manga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Vol.15)
*6 ¥*,505,261,382 Anime Youkai Watch (Movie Special Price Edition DVD)
*7 ¥*,496,142,459 Anime Naruto (THE LAST -NARUTO THE MOVIE- Limited Edition)
*8 ¥*,458,486,795 Anime Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ (Vol.1 BD+CD)
*9 ¥*,440,698,934 Manga Magi (Vol.26)
10 ¥*,393,087,899 *Music THE IDOLM@STER (Side-M ST@RTING LINE-04 High×Joker)
[Rank 11~20]

Aug 12, 2015 10:49 PM by Ejc

Zapredon said:
Just curious, does LN is more expensive than manga? Cause I notice LN usually sell lower than manga.
Yes, some are just two times more expensive but others can be up to four times like monogatari ones.

But manga is also more mainstream than light novels so the numbers would still on average be higher anyway.

Aug 12, 2015 10:41 PM by Agafin

Just curious, does LN is more expensive than manga? Cause I notice LN usually sell lower than manga.

Aug 12, 2015 10:26 PM by Zapredon

Sterben0022 said:
*1. 75,030 *75,030 Sword Art Online Vol.16

THE KING IS BACK
Nothing tops SAO!

Aug 12, 2015 7:51 PM by A_Lonely_Jedi

HaXXspetten said:
LoneWizard said:
Just change studio and keep going already ::/
Implying a studio change has ever worked out for the better for an anime franchise


It has. It's called Full Metal Panic! S1 with Gonzo sold 4.3k, Fumoffu with KyoAni sold 10k which prompted TSR with KyoAni that sold 6.3k. Not to mention the anime greatly boosted the LNs making it one of the best selling LNs of all time with 10 million+ copies sold. Also, TSR is considered vastly superior to s1 in every way and Fumoffu has garnered critical acclaim for its slapstick comedy.

Aug 12, 2015 7:41 PM by Calculus94

UchihaProdigy1 said:
moodie said:
*8. 15,914 115,543 No Game No Life Vol.7

season 2 never fuck madhouse


It's only been a year, calm down
lol please i already know all bout madhouse and the industry

fuck em x100

Aug 12, 2015 5:29 PM by moodie

Mahouka is so close. Damn.

Aug 12, 2015 5:01 PM by julyan

moodie said:
*8. 15,914 115,543 No Game No Life Vol.7

season 2 never fuck madhouse


It's only been a year, calm down

Aug 12, 2015 3:27 PM by UchihaProdigy1

yay

Aug 12, 2015 3:05 PM by Arcanix