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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 24 - 30

by Snow
Sep 2, 2015 1:25 PM | 47 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 24 - 30

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

*1. 44,279 *44,279 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
*2. 23,892 *32,840 Hidan no Aria Vol.21
*3. 17,582 222,681 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*4. 12,732 *12,732 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.7
*5. 12,027 *33,871 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
*6. 11,514 *11,514 The New Gate Vol.5
*7. 11,007 *32,536 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4
*8. 10,863 162,490 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
*9. 10,634 *10,634 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.3
10. 10,495 *17,278 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.8

11. *9,885 **9,885 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.6
12. *9,663 *93,969 Overlord Vol.1
13. *9,491 *54,043 TYPE-MOON Ace: Fate/Grand Order
14. *9,156 *80,927 Overlord Vol.2
15. *9,049 *74,510 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
16. *8,814 *74,574 Overlord Vol.3
17. *8,563 *13,123 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.7
18. *7,680 215,113 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
19. *6,633 **6,633 Kuro no Souzou Shoukanshi Vol.3
20. *6,488 *15,299 Ijinkan Garou Vol.3 "Gensou Teien to Wana no Aru Fuukei"

21. *6,006 **6,006 Maken no Daydreamer Vol.5
22. *5,256 **5,256 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.6
23. *5,237 **5,237 Isekai to Cheat na Nouenshu
24. *4,722 **7,363 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.8
25. *4,654 **4,654 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.4
26. *4,568 **4,568 Hatena☆Illusion Vol.3
27. *4,018 135,429 No Game No Life Vol.7
28. *3,947 **3,947 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
29. *3,656 **3,656 Butsuri-san de Musou shitetara Motemote ni Narimashita Vol.4
30. *3,571 **3,571 Kakure-hime Irogatari: Kurenai Momiji


Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 44,279 *44,279 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
*2. 23,892 *32,840 Hidan no Aria Vol.21
*3. 17,582 222,681 Sword Art Online Vol.16
10. 11,007 *32,536 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4
11. 10,863 162,490 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
12. 10,634 *10,634 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.3
13. *9,885 **9,885 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.6
19. *7,680 215,113 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
22. *6,488 *15,299 Ijinkan Garou Vol.3 "Gensou Teien to Wana no Aru Fuukei"
32. *4,722 **7,363 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.8

33. *4,654 **4,654 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.4
35. *4,568 **4,568 Hatena☆Illusion Vol.3
40. *4,018 135,429 No Game No Life Vol.7
44. *3,947 **3,947 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
47. *3,656 **3,656 Butsuri-san de Musou shitetara Motemote ni Narimashita Vol.4
50. *3,571 **3,571 Kakure-hime Irogatari: Kurenai Momiji
(cut-off 3,571)


Book
11. 12,732 *12,732 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.7
12. 12,027 *33,871 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
15. 11,514 *11,514 The New Gate Vol.5
17. 10,495 *17,278 Fairy Tail Chronicle Vol.8
19. *9,663 *93,969 Overlord Vol.1
21. *9,491 *54,043 TYPE-MOON Ace: Fate/Grand Order
23. *9,156 *80,927 Overlord Vol.2
24. *9,049 *74,510 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
25. *8,814 *74,574 Overlord Vol.3
27. *8,563 *13,123 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.7

41. *6,633 **6,633 Kuro no Souzou Shoukanshi Vol.3
48. *6,006 **6,006 Maken no Daydreamer Vol.5
(cut-off 5,651)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
18. *5,256 **5,256 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.6
19. *5,237 **5,237 Isekai to Cheat na Nouenshu
(cut-off 5,074)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Hongu said:
metsujin said:


Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.



wait wait wait. So the author already had the perfect setup between choosing between the childhood friend, and the family friend girl who's practically engaged to him already...and he fucking goes the Yukimura route?!?

That's...so bad. It's honestly so bad I'm at a loss for words.

Sep 10, 2015 2:08 AM by Jonesy974

Haganai, SAO, Mahouka, Overlord. Oh yes

Sep 4, 2015 8:54 AM by Alluka-Chama

wait, what? Boku wa tomodachi is 1st? what year is it?~!

Sep 3, 2015 3:21 PM by krzysiuu

HaXXspetten said:
Hongu said:
Well, you asked for it.

Lol that sounds absolutely terrible

Jesus fucking christ. I was hoping the summary of vol.9 was fake but reading this, all of it is true. Now I don't want an anime adaptation...

Sep 3, 2015 2:12 PM by EverydayIfight

Hongu said:
HaXXspetten said:
Orite that was Haganai's final volume, right? Kewl
Not cool. It was terrible. As usual, Japanese can't write proper endings for shit.
what an ignorant comment , congrats

Sep 3, 2015 1:38 PM by james_fen

HaXXspetten said:
Doomdoctor said:
Can anyone give some haganai spoilers?
He just posted a summary of the entire last volume in case you didn't notice..
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1424083#msg42007447

Sorry, didn't notice

absentminded said:
Hongu said:
Well, you asked for it.

WTF lolz. nice one. thanks god i am not prised this series since beginning. look like it will be big asspull ending with friends VS love with those soo many flags. my guessing right in different ways. i loled.


That looks severely disappointing

Sep 3, 2015 1:06 PM by Doomdoctor

Doomdoctor said:
Can anyone give some haganai spoilers?
He just posted a summary of the entire last volume in case you didn't notice..
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1424083#msg42007447

Sep 3, 2015 12:55 PM by HaXXspetten

Can anyone give some haganai spoilers?

Sep 3, 2015 12:45 PM by Doomdoctor

SAO sold less then I expected to.

It seems overlord will hit 100k mark next week :)

Sep 3, 2015 11:29 AM by Yohimo_asakura

I’ve only read the webnovel but how can something like Monster no Goshujinsama even appear on this list... Must’ve edited the hell out of this crap to turn it into something decent.

Sep 3, 2015 10:08 AM by Kami-Koto

HaXXspetten said:
Hongu said:
Well, you asked for it.

Lol that sounds absolutely terrible
How even. Wtf?

Sep 3, 2015 5:20 AM by Manjuu

Hongu said:
metsujin said:


Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.

Lol that sounds absolutely terrible

Sep 3, 2015 4:05 AM by HaXXspetten

ichii_1 said:
Oh My Overlord! :O
The other volumes fell like rocks :'(
Hope the new reprints boosts all of them back into the rankings next week XD

12. *9,663 *93,969 Overlord Vol.1
14. *9,156 *80,927 Overlord Vol.2
16. *8,814 *74,574 Overlord Vol.3

Chaosmaster8753 said:
When does the next Overlord volume come out?

It should be in December.
all hail ainz sama

Sep 3, 2015 3:36 AM by ultravigo

moodie said:
Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou could use an anime boost right about now huh shaft?


okitegami kyouko drama airing this october.
maybe we get anime adaptation after all monogatari book is adapted into anime.

Sep 3, 2015 1:35 AM by megmica

Its been forever since last new Haganai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 3, 2015 1:24 AM by cchigu

*desperately ignores any and every post about Haganai's ending*

Series ranking
last week: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1421595#msg41861269
*1位 46,730部 Overlord
*2位 44,599部 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
*2位 24,432部 Sword Art Online
*4位 24,276部 Hidan no Aria
*5位 19,851部 Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
*6位 16,838部 NARUTO Hiden
*7位 16,553部 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*8位 16,068部 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*9位 12,888部 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
10位 12,343部 THE NEW GATE

Ejc said:
Agafin said:
I've just noticed that, unlike with manga, I'm not really not certain of which light novels are the most popular. I think Biblia, Haruhi and SAO (?) or Kagerou days make the top three. Anyone knows better?


Biblia is not a light novel though... it's classified as bunko format only. Bunko format releases can also be light novels, but Oricon has a criteria to determine which ones classify as light novels.

I'd check the light novel DB thread:
http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=26308

kuuderes_shadow is handling for info on sales, although the releases here are not strictly all light novels.


That thread hasn't been updated in a few weeks as I've been working on Thursdays, which is the day when I usually update it (including today). I'll try to get it up to date tomorrow instead but no guarantees - and I won't be able to update it next week either because I'll be away.

Scratch that. It's updated now. I'd forgotten that I had already updated the spreadsheet but just not done the thread.

Sep 2, 2015 11:03 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Hongu said:
metsujin said:


Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.



LOL...the same shit ending as sakuroso
better if anime original ending, or no adaptation at all like sakuroso

Sep 2, 2015 9:45 PM by Spectre007

Hongu said:
metsujin said:
Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..

Well, you asked for it.


I don't even. Strange ending, but I'd still like to see this animated.

Sep 2, 2015 7:17 PM by arsonal

Hongu said:
metsujin said:


Did he not end up with Sena or no girl at all? If you reply pls put the spoiler tag..
Well, you asked for it.

WTF lolz. nice one. thanks god i am not prised this series since beginning. look like it will be big asspull ending with friends VS love with those soo many flags. my guessing right in different ways. i loled.

Sep 2, 2015 6:21 PM by Kuma

lord23 said:
oh my,what happen to SAO ? I remember time SAO would stay number 1 for like 4 weeks,not the case anymore I guess


Think about what you are saying here. In no way is a release supposed to stay at a certain rank for a defined period of time. It all depends on the competition for a particular week...

To re-iterate, the rank doesn't matter it's the sales number. SAO dropping from #1 does not spell disaster, you have to compare its sales with previous volumes for a comparable number of weeks to properly judge whether a series is dying, selling as it should, or selling better than it usually does.

Sep 2, 2015 6:08 PM by Ejc