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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 10 - 16

by Snow
Aug 19, 2015 2:06 PM | 50 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 10th - 16th

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

*1. 99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*2. 69,097 132,851 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
*3. 33,296 *52,517 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
*4. 18,564 196,755 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*5. 10,801 *83,199 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*6. 10,379 125,922 No Game No Life Vol.7
*7. *9,843 *14,744 Seikentsukai no World Break Vol.13
*8. *9,182 *15,194 Mitou Shoukan://Blood Sign Vol.3
*9. *8,704 *14,454 Net Game no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.8
10. *7,906 *31,407 Naruto: Dojunjou Ninden

11. *7,693 *73,671 Overlord Vol.1
12. *7,592 **7,592 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.10 Special Edition
13. *6,990 *12,603 Gekitotsu no Hexennacht Vol.1
14. *6,815 *33,313 Haikyuu!! TV Anime Team Book Vol.1 "Karasuno Koukou Haikyuu-bu"
15. *6,761 *11,358 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.4
16. *6,701 *89,200 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
17. *6,476 *61,471 Overlord Vol.2
18. *6,273 125,111 Naruto Hiden Vol.3
19. *6,265 **9,417 Shin Fortune Quest II Vol.6
20. *5,795 *25,416 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book "AniBas" Vol.5 "Rakuzan & Teikou-hen"

21. *5,569 121,974 Naruto Hiden Vol.4
22. *5,283 196,852 Naruto Hiden Vol.1
23. *5,050 141,966 Naruto Hiden Vol.2
24. *4,789 *94,114 Naruto Hiden Vol.5
25. *4,542 *55,484 Overlord Vol.3
26. *4,492 **8,243 Nareru! SE Vol.13
27. *4,436 **4,436 Yami no Koutaishi "Gouka no Shinpansha"


Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*2. 69,097 132,851 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
*5. 18,564 196,755 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
13. 10,379 125,922 No Game No Life Vol.7
15. *9,843 *14,744 Seikentsukai no World Break Vol.13
17. *9,182 *15,194 Mitou Shoukan://Blood Sign Vol.3
18. *9,023 **9,023 Hamamura Nagisa no Keisan Note Vol.6
22. *8,704 *14,454 Net Game no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.8
27. *6,990 *12,603 Gekitotsu no Hexennacht Vol.1
28. *6,761 *11,358 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.4

32. *6,265 **9,417 Shin Fortune Quest II Vol.6
45. *4,492 **8,243 Nareru! SE Vol.13
46. *4,436 **4,436 Yami no Koutaishi "Gouka no Shinpansha"
(cut-off 4,304)


Book
*4. 33,296 *52,517 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
18. 10,801 *83,199 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
26. *7,906 *31,407 Naruto: Dojunjou Ninden
28. *7,693 *73,671 Overlord Vol.1
29. *7,592 **7,592 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.10 Special Edition
35. *6,815 *33,313 Haikyuu!! TV Anime Team Book Vol.1 "Karasuno Koukou Haikyuu-bu"
39. *6,701 *89,200 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
42. *6,476 *61,471 Overlord Vol.2
45. *6,273 125,111 Naruto Hiden Vol.3
49. *5,795 *25,416 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book "AniBas" Vol.5 "Rakuzan & Teikou-hen"
(cut-off 5,773)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *5,569 121,974 Naruto Hiden Vol.4
16. *5,283 196,852 Naruto Hiden Vol.1
17. *5,050 141,966 Naruto Hiden Vol.2
18. *4,789 *94,114 Naruto Hiden Vol.5
20. *4,542 *55,484 Overlord Vol.3
(cut-off 4,542)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Zefyris said:
Jet_Blackhazel said:
Overlord keeps getting a steady boost. Nice. And wow, mahouka dropped a bit. Ngnl still hanging on.



what's the difference between tankoubon & bunkobon?

Is that why overlord gets ranked in literature/book category & not bunko?

I only know that overlord (1k ¥) costs more than regular titles like sao & mahouka(600-700 ¥). It makes the boost sound more impressive tho

The size. Tankoubon (18.8 x 13,5) are bigger than the bunkobon (15.4 x 10.6 or 15,2x10,9) version. And therefore, the price. Bunkobon are usually between 500 and 700 yen for the huge majority, whereas tankoubon are more around 1,000-1,200.Overlord is the later.



Thanks for clearing that up

Aug 24, 2015 2:21 AM by JetNoir

I never knew SAO was still an ongoing novel

Aug 22, 2015 1:20 AM by Swither777

About the ending of NGNL Vol. 6, originally it was supposed to be an original ending for the anime (at the time the anime production ended, the latest volume out was the 5th). The author liked what Madhouse did and added it to his 6th novel, thus making it "canon."

Aug 22, 2015 1:05 AM by Nalerius

Zefyris said:
Jet_Blackhazel said:
Overlord keeps getting a steady boost. Nice. And wow, mahouka dropped a bit. Ngnl still hanging on.

so out all the example animes I put out that one is the one that is unlikely ?

what's the difference between tankoubon & bunkobon?

Is that why overlord gets ranked in literature/book category & not bunko?

I only know that overlord (1k ¥) costs more than regular titles like sao & mahouka(600-700 ¥). It makes the boost sound more impressive tho

The size. Tankoubon (18.8 x 13,5) are bigger than the bunkobon (15.4 x 10.6 or 15,2x10,9) version. And therefore, the price. Bunkobon are usually between 500 and 700 yen for the huge majority, whereas tankoubon are more around 1,000-1,200.Overlord is the later.

CG-Silver said:



Season 2 please. Anyone here knows whether they have enough content for season 2 or not?


For No Game No Life's second anime season, there is enough material for a second season BUT they completely screwed up with that ending of the first anime season. THey adapted volume 1-3 but the ending scene is the 6th volume.

Whatever they do won't work well.

Adapting 3 volumes again ?
4-5-6 -> best and simpler choice for a one cour ImO BUT that make the second season ending with the same scene as the first one, which is awfully stupid...

4-5-7? (6 can be skipped since it's a flashback 6,000 years ago except for the ending scene which was used in the first anime) -> then three problems.
a)We spend most of the season to reach the actual ending scene of the first season,
b) that means skipping the volume that fans almost unanimously consider to be the best volume (so angry/disappointed fans everywhere, be ready for that, and I would be part of them for sure even withoutbeing a fan, because volume 6 IS very good) )
c) volume 7 isn't conclusive at all, it ends in a cliffhanger...

Adapting 4 volumes in one cour instead?
4-5-6-7 ->
a)would end in a huge cliffhanger so a HUGE NO,
b)would spend 3/4th of the season to reach the final scene of the first season,
c)and would logically be more rushed due to 4 volumes instead of 3

4-5-7-8->
a) volume 8 isn't out so cannot do it right now,
b)it's far from certain that it will be conclusive due to the sheer amount of things to resolve (this has clearly the possibility to be a 3 volumes arc) ,
c)this would skip the best volume so far (angry fans), and
d) this would still be rushed

Doing a 2 cour with 6 volumes?
4-5-6-7-8-9 -> assuming the current arc is a 3 volumes arc this would be the perfect solution but
a)this needs 2 volumes not out yet +
b) needs the editor to be willy to do a 2-cours 2nd season after a 1 cour long 1st season which usually don't happen.
In case volume 9 isn't conclusive this cannot be done either, but a 5 volume long could definitely be done with 22-24 episodes.


So anyway, that looks pretty bad. Most probably, it won't happen, and if it does, that's not any time soon.
so that means out of all the example anime I used that one is the one must unlikely to get a second season ?

Aug 21, 2015 1:43 PM by lord23

Calculus94 said:
*1. 99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16

Solid. Now it extends its lead over Mahouka by a good margin.

Is this what they call the lesser of two evils?

Also glad that NGNL s2 is highly unlikely~

Aug 21, 2015 10:30 AM by NaturalPerm

W-well, at least Rokka isn't at the bottom.

Aug 21, 2015 6:55 AM by Ugoki

Zefyris said:

b) needs the editor to be willy to do a 2-cours 2nd season after a 1 cour long 1st season which usually don't happen.


Has it ever happened for a light novel adaptation? Haruhi doesn't count as half of that was re-airing episodes.

Indeed the only series of any sort that springs to mind off the top of my head that had a 2-cours sequel to a 1-cour first series is Yama no Susume.

There's also the fact that MF Bunko J light novels have never had 2-cour anime adaptations...

Aug 21, 2015 6:54 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Jet_Blackhazel said:
Overlord keeps getting a steady boost. Nice. And wow, mahouka dropped a bit. Ngnl still hanging on.

Zefyris said:

So overlord volume 1 has now more than doubled his sales number compared to right before the anime (36k->73k). That's some good anime boost here. Well oretuee character trapped in a video game sales easily so no wonder. Very good operation for them anyway, especially since it's tankoubon, so they actually get quite a bit more money per volume sold than bunkobon.


what's the difference between tankoubon & bunkobon?

Is that why overlord gets ranked in literature/book category & not bunko?

I only know that overlord (1k ¥) costs more than regular titles like sao & mahouka(600-700 ¥). It makes the boost sound more impressive tho

The size. Tankoubon (18.8 x 13,5) are bigger than the bunkobon (15.4 x 10.6 or 15,2x10,9) version. And therefore, the price. Bunkobon are usually between 500 and 700 yen for the huge majority, whereas tankoubon are more around 1,000-1,200.Overlord is the later.

CG-Silver said:


Snow said:
*6. 10,379 125,922 No Game No Life Vol.7

Season 2 please. Anyone here knows whether they have enough content for season 2 or not?


For No Game No Life's second anime season, there is enough material for a second season BUT they completely screwed up with that ending of the first anime season. THey adapted volume 1-3 but the ending scene is the 6th volume.

Whatever they do won't work well.

Adapting 3 volumes again ?
4-5-6 -> best and simpler choice for a one cour ImO BUT that make the second season ending with the same scene as the first one, which is awfully stupid...

4-5-7? (6 can be skipped since it's a flashback 6,000 years ago except for the ending scene which was used in the first anime) -> then three problems.
a)We spend most of the season to reach the actual ending scene of the first season,
b) that means skipping the volume that fans almost unanimously consider to be the best volume (so angry/disappointed fans everywhere, be ready for that, and I would be part of them for sure even withoutbeing a fan, because volume 6 IS very good) )
c) volume 7 isn't conclusive at all, it ends in a cliffhanger...

Adapting 4 volumes in one cour instead?
4-5-6-7 ->
a)would end in a huge cliffhanger so a HUGE NO,
b)would spend 3/4th of the season to reach the final scene of the first season,
c)and would logically be more rushed due to 4 volumes instead of 3

4-5-7-8->
a) volume 8 isn't out so cannot do it right now,
b)it's far from certain that it will be conclusive due to the sheer amount of things to resolve (this has clearly the possibility to be a 3 volumes arc) ,
c)this would skip the best volume so far (angry fans), and
d) this would still be rushed

Doing a 2 cour with 6 volumes?
4-5-6-7-8-9 -> assuming the current arc is a 3 volumes arc this would be the perfect solution but
a)this needs 2 volumes not out yet +
b) needs the editor to be willy to do a 2-cours 2nd season after a 1 cour long 1st season which usually don't happen.
In case volume 9 isn't conclusive this cannot be done either, but a 5 volume long could definitely be done with 22-24 episodes.


So anyway, that looks pretty bad. Most probably, it won't happen, and if it does, that's not any time soon.

Aug 21, 2015 5:57 AM by Zefyris

kuuderes_shadow said:
lord23 said:
am still wanting on my question about strike the blood I am not too familiar with any light novels requirements to get second or third seasons for their animes this question is also for devils a part timer and no game no life or index and AW


There's no hard and fast rule. Any one of those series that you mentioned potentially could get another season.

-ShadowClaw- said:

Chances of MAdhouse announcing a second season cause it is actually split cour is now even more confirmed.....when an author says his novel sells more than expected u know u have higher chances :)...here is hoping plus there is already significant evidence pinpoint it is split cour already...this just strengthens it more.


Split cours are typically planned in advance. Note that this says nothing against its chances of a proper second season, though.


They are but a lot of time they don't even announce them until after the whole season airs.

Aug 21, 2015 5:10 AM by -ShadowClaw-

kuuderes_shadow said:
lord23 said:
am still wanting on my question about strike the blood I am not too familiar with any light novels requirements to get second or third seasons for their animes this question is also for devils a part timer and no game no life or index and AW


There's no hard and fast rule. Any one of those series that you mentioned potentially could get another season.

-ShadowClaw- said:

Chances of MAdhouse announcing a second season cause it is actually split cour is now even more confirmed.....when an author says his novel sells more than expected u know u have higher chances :)...here is hoping plus there is already significant evidence pinpoint it is split cour already...this just strengthens it more.


Split cours are typically planned in advance. Note that this says nothing against its chances of a proper second season, though.
I see I always thought there was some invisible rule for light novels to get a second chance type thing like novel X has to make this X amount and novel Y had to make this X amount I was under that impression I know for manga it a little different

Aug 20, 2015 11:46 PM by lord23

lord23 said:
am still wanting on my question about strike the blood I am not too familiar with any light novels requirements to get second or third seasons for their animes this question is also for devils a part timer and no game no life or index and AW


There's no hard and fast rule. Any one of those series that you mentioned potentially could get another season.

-ShadowClaw- said:

Chances of MAdhouse announcing a second season cause it is actually split cour is now even more confirmed.....when an author says his novel sells more than expected u know u have higher chances :)...here is hoping plus there is already significant evidence pinpoint it is split cour already...this just strengthens it more.


Split cours are typically planned in advance. Note that this says nothing against its chances of a proper second season, though.

Aug 20, 2015 11:41 PM by kuuderes_shadow

-ShadowClaw- said:
ichii_1 said:
Overlord Novels (and Manga) Have 1.5 Million Copies in Circulation.
A 500K increase in 20 days XD
The novel should be the huge majority since I can't find sht on the manga sales :(

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2015-08-20/overlord-novels-manga-have-1.5-million-copies-in-circulation/.91925


Chances of MAdhouse announcing a second season cause it is actually split cour is now even more confirmed.....when an author says his novel sells more than expected u know u have higher chances :)...here is hoping plus there is already significant evidence pinpoint it is split cour already...this just strengthens it more.

Let's hope that the sneak peeks on the opening about the vols. 4-6 aren't just they cockteasing us =D

Aug 20, 2015 10:53 PM by rautes

am still wanting on my question about strike the blood I am not too familiar with any light novels requirements to get second or third seasons for their animes this question is also for devils a part timer and no game no life or index and AW

Aug 20, 2015 7:48 PM by lord23

ichii_1 said:
Overlord Novels (and Manga) Have 1.5 Million Copies in Circulation.
A 500K increase in 20 days XD
The novel should be the huge majority since I can't find sht on the manga sales :(

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2015-08-20/overlord-novels-manga-have-1.5-million-copies-in-circulation/.91925


Chances of MAdhouse announcing a second season cause it is actually split cour is now even more confirmed.....when an author says his novel sells more than expected u know u have higher chances :)...here is hoping plus there is already significant evidence pinpoint it is split cour already...this just strengthens it more.

Aug 20, 2015 6:18 PM by -ShadowClaw-

Overlord Novels (and Manga) Have 1.5 Million Copies in Circulation.
A 500K increase in 20 days XD
The novel should be the huge majority since I can't find sht on the manga sales :(

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2015-08-20/overlord-novels-manga-have-1.5-million-copies-in-circulation/.91925

Aug 20, 2015 3:32 PM by ichii_1

so what are the chances for a strike the blood season 2 anime do the novel sells indicate that it could get second season ?

Aug 20, 2015 2:17 PM by lord23

Milano12 said:
Snow said:
1. 99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16


9 days
126,505 210,268 Sword Art Online Vol.15
99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16

The drop can be explained because there was a large delay between vol.15 and vol.16. I hope they will not have to wait 1 year for volume 17, Reki already said the next volume will be Progressive 4.


Don't forget s2 was airing when v. 15 came out which probably helped, although the 1 year gap hurt sales a bit too.

Aug 20, 2015 11:04 AM by Calculus94

Overlord keeps getting a steady boost. Nice. And wow, mahouka dropped a bit. Ngnl still hanging on.

Zefyris said:

So overlord volume 1 has now more than doubled his sales number compared to right before the anime (36k->73k). That's some good anime boost here. Well oretuee character trapped in a video game sales easily so no wonder. Very good operation for them anyway, especially since it's tankoubon, so they actually get quite a bit more money per volume sold than bunkobon.


what's the difference between tankoubon & bunkobon?

Is that why overlord gets ranked in literature/book category & not bunko?

I only know that overlord (1k ¥) costs more than regular titles like sao & mahouka(600-700 ¥). It makes the boost sound more impressive tho

Aug 20, 2015 8:46 AM by JetNoir

Milano12 said:
Snow said:
1. 99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16


9 days
126,505 210,268 Sword Art Online Vol.15
99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16

The drop can be explained because there was a large delay between vol.15 and vol.16. I hope they will not have to wait 1 year for volume 17, Reki already said the next volume will be Progressive 4.


I was thinking that too but every novel has been geting a 25% drop since the last 2 months:

Index sold 25% less (from 135k in Vol.12 -> 105k in Vol.13).
Mahouka got 25% less sales, from 170k in two weeks to 130k in two weeks.
SAO got 15% less sales, from 210k in two weeks to 175k in two weeks.
Netgame got 25% less sales to, from 18k in two weeks to 14k in two weeks.

Oricon messed up the data or many stores stopped reporting their sales to her.

Aug 20, 2015 6:31 AM by Mark00

Snow said:
1. 99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16


9 days
126,505 210,268 Sword Art Online Vol.15
99,931 174,961 Sword Art Online Vol.16

The drop can be explained because there was a large delay between vol.15 and vol.16. I hope they will not have to wait 1 year for volume 17, Reki already said the next volume will be Progressive 4.

Aug 20, 2015 4:30 AM by Milano12