Anime & Manga News

Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 31 - Sep 6

by Snow
Sep 9, 2015 2:14 PM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 31 - September 6

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

*1. 58,749 *58,749 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
*2. 29,190 *29,190 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
*3. 21,660 *21,660 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"
*4. 18,438 *62,717 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
*5. 14,472 *14,472 Haikyuu!! TV Anime Team Book Vol.2 "Nekoma Koukou Volleyball-bu/Aoba Jousai Volleyball-bu"
*6. 13,933 236,614 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*7. 12,228 *86,802 Overlord Vol.3
*8. 12,004 105,973 Overlord Vol.1
*9. 11,193 *92,120 Overlord Vol.2
10. 10,401 *70,035 Overlord Vol.5

11. *9,971 *57,431 Overlord Vol.4
12. *9,637 *11,473 Next Life Vol.8
13. *9,497 *51,637 Overlord Vol.6
14. *8,856 *10,451 Muzokusei Mahou no Messiah Vol.1
15. *8,811 *12,758 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
16. *7,973 *40,813 Hidan no Aria Vol.21
17. *7,665 *82,175 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
18. *7,430 *41,301 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
19. *7,182 *17,067 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.6
20. *6,683 169,173 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17

21. *6,122 221,235 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
22. *6,071 **9,323 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.20
23. *5,911 *62,551 Overlord Vol.9
24. *5,880 **5,880 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.3
25. *5,707 *61,438 Overlord Vol.8
26. *5,600 *61,026 Overlord Vol.7
27. *5,290 *37,826 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4
28. *4,917 *15,551 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.3
29. *4,584 **6,422 Hakuou Shijin Vol.8 "Happoufusagari no Kekkon!?"
30. *4,267 *19,566 Ijinkan Garou Vol.3 "Gensou Teien to Wana no Aru Fuukei"

31. *3,806 **9,062 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.6

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*4. 18,438 *62,717 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
*5. 13,933 236,614 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*9. *9,637 *11,473 Next Life Vol.8
10. *8,856 *10,451 Muzokusei Mahou no Messiah Vol.1
11. *8,811 *12,758 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
18. *7,973 *40,813 Hidan no Aria Vol.21
20. *7,182 *17,067 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.6
24. *6,683 169,173 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
27. *6,122 221,235 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
29. *6,071 **9,323 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.20

30. *5,880 **5,880 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.3
32. *5,290 *37,826 Date A Live: Encore Vol.4
37. *4,917 *15,551 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.3
41. *4,584 **6,422 Hakuou Shijin Vol.8 "Happoufusagari no Kekkon!?"
47. *4,267 *19,566 Ijinkan Garou Vol.3 "Gensou Teien to Wana no Aru Fuukei"
(cut-off 4,134)


Book
*2. 58,749 *58,749 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
*3. 29,190 *29,190 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
*8. 21,660 *21,660 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"
12. 14,472 *14,472 Haikyuu!! TV Anime Team Book Vol.2 "Nekoma Koukou Volleyball-bu/Aoba Jousai Volleyball-bu"
14. 12,228 *86,802 Overlord Vol.3
15. 12,004 105,973 Overlord Vol.1
16. 11,193 *92,120 Overlord Vol.2
18. 10,401 *70,035 Overlord Vol.5
24. *9,971 *57,431 Overlord Vol.4
27. *9,497 *51,637 Overlord Vol.6

42. *7,665 *82,175 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
44. *7,430 *41,301 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
(cut-off 6,746)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
16. *5,911 *62,551 Overlord Vol.9
17. *5,707 *61,438 Overlord Vol.8
18. *5,600 *61,026 Overlord Vol.7
20. *3,806 **9,062 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.6
(cut-off 3,806)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

← Previous Week

20 of 45 Comments Recent Comments

Mecasonic said:
According to this article on CNET Japan, when you look at the actual numbers digital books are performing in Japan as well as they do in America, representing roughly 10% of the entire book market in 2013. The amount of titles available from regular publishers are also comparable (taking into account the difference in population size), though self-publishing is far much more bigger in the West.

Icehism said:
But as far as i know, Mahouka and SAO don't have digital versions as Dengeki never gave them one.


They actually announced a few days ago that they will release digital versions of all Mahouka, AW and SAO (including Progressive and Alternative) volumes over the next few months:
http://mobile.dengeki.com/dbclub/


I see, thanks. So only 10% in average then. But since not every book has a digital version, it also means that for boks having a digital version, it may be quite a bit above 10%. Depends if most best sellers have a digital version or not, I suppose.

Sep 17, 2015 2:26 PM by Zefyris

According to this article on CNET Japan, when you look at the actual numbers digital books are performing in Japan as well as they do in America, representing roughly 10% of the entire book market in 2013. The amount of titles available from regular publishers are also comparable (taking into account the difference in population size), though self-publishing is far much more bigger in the West.

Icehism said:
But as far as i know, Mahouka and SAO don't have digital versions as Dengeki never gave them one.


They actually announced a few days ago that they will release digital versions of all Mahouka, AW and SAO (including Progressive and Alternative) volumes over the next few months:
http://mobile.dengeki.com/dbclub/

Sep 17, 2015 6:48 AM by Mecasonic

Icehism said:

Oricon doesn't count digital. ever.
Based on sales from other mediums, Japan doesn't buy a lot of digital stuff. They're the kind of people who like to collect things.
.

Thanks for the answer.
BEsides hardcore otaku, I reaaaly doubt they are more akin to collect than western countries. One reason the DVD/BD are still stuck in the rental pricing after so long is because peoples don't buy, they rent in japan. Even if they lower the price, they still don't buy and keep renting. I can confirm the size of rental shops in japan is something else, and there's enough around for an easy access, we don't have that in France. A population who has a huge habit of renting can hardly go well with a habbit of collecting a lot of stuff.
They may not like digital, but I don't think that has to go with collecting really, except for a minimal part of the population.

Sep 16, 2015 2:42 PM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
BTW does those figures include the digital sales like amazon selling their kindle version of a lot of stuff? Do we even know what kind of ratio there is in sales between digital and physical? Japaneses usually don't have a lot of place to store their book, so wouldn't they be quite interested in the digital version?


Oricon doesn't count digital. ever.
Based on sales from other mediums, Japan doesn't buy a lot of digital stuff. They're the kind of people who like to collect things.

But as far as i know, Mahouka and SAO don't have digital versions as Dengeki never gave them one.

Sep 16, 2015 1:32 PM by Icehism

HaXXspetten said:
Overlord is truly everywhere lol

Sep 16, 2015 1:20 PM by Contaminated

razuisana said:
How much commission that the author gets from each book sold ?
probably like 10%

Sep 16, 2015 1:14 PM by chrisbj

How much commission that the author gets from each book sold ?

Sep 16, 2015 10:44 AM by razuisana

BTW does those figures include the digital sales like amazon selling their kindle version of a lot of stuff? Do we even know what kind of ratio there is in sales between digital and physical? Japaneses usually don't have a lot of place to store their book, so wouldn't they be quite interested in the digital version?

Sep 14, 2015 2:51 PM by Zefyris

chrisbj said:
What's going on with Mahouka and SAO, usually both would have passed 200k and 300k respectively by now right?


SAO 15 took 7 weeks to hit 300k
Mahouka 16 took 4 weeks to hit 200k
in both cases these are the fastest times of any volume to reach this figure. This is the 5th week for these volumes but they came out on Saturday, which was before the "official" release date of Monday, so it's effectively the 4th week.

Incidentally someone mentioned a few weeks back about a retailer stopping reporting their figures to Oricon. Does anyone have a source on this as a somewhat unnatural number of series seem to have seen larger than usual sales drops over the last few months?

Sep 14, 2015 11:50 AM by kuuderes_shadow

chrisbj said:
What's going on with Mahouka and SAO, usually both would have passed 200k and 300k respectively by now right?
No airing anime for a year or so.

Sep 14, 2015 11:42 AM by Agafin

What's going on with Mahouka and SAO, usually both would have passed 200k and 300k respectively by now right?

Sep 14, 2015 9:26 AM by chrisbj

HaXXspetten said:
Kitsu-nee said:
Whaaat, Haganai has just now ended? :O I want to know what happens, just make the 3rd season of anime already ;_;
1. No you don't want to know, because it sounded absolutely terrible
2. A summary was already posted last week if you really insist on torturing yourself: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1424083#msg42007447

Uhh I don't plan to spoil myself yet, because of manga, but now I'm seriously worried :/

If I had to guess it's either.
1. Sena doesn't win - which is bad by itself, but could be even worse:
2. Garbage let's all be friends to not ruin our club ending

Hope I'm wrong though...

Sep 12, 2015 9:23 AM by Kitsu-nee

malki said:
Jonesy974 said:



Just read the link somebody posted with the ending summary.

It was so fucking bad I think I almost cried. Holy fuck.

Idk how the author took the perfect setup (from wherever the LNs were at where season 2 of the anime ended) and just fucking shhiiiiiiitttt alllllllllll ovvverrrrr ittttt.

That ending is so bad, it would be like if Index ever ended, at it was all just a dream with Touma in a coma with all of the doctors and nurses shitting on his chest everyday; covering him in a mountain of shit until the bacteria kills him slowly.

yeah..the only worst ending I can think of is Oreimo's..


hoooooooly shit. Don't even fucking get me started on that. First season good. First season OVA good. Second season good. Second season OVAs good except for the last goddamn one. Literally just watch the 1st of the 2 OVAs and stop, and the show is great. Or skip them altogether.

Sep 11, 2015 5:20 PM by Jonesy974

wtf..that overlord dominance is also OP in sales

Sep 10, 2015 6:29 AM by rageiX

Jonesy974 said:

Shingen_no_Yami said:
I'm surprised Haganai surpassed 50k sales with that garbage ending


Just read the link somebody posted with the ending summary.

It was so fucking bad I think I almost cried. Holy fuck.

Idk how the author took the perfect setup (from wherever the LNs were at where season 2 of the anime ended) and just fucking shhiiiiiiitttt alllllllllll ovvverrrrr ittttt.

That ending is so bad, it would be like if Index ever ended, at it was all just a dream with Touma in a coma with all of the doctors and nurses shitting on his chest everyday; covering him in a mountain of shit until the bacteria kills him slowly.

yeah..the only worst ending I can think of is Oreimo's..

Sep 10, 2015 4:34 AM by malki

Zefyris said:
Shingen_no_Yami said:
I'm surprised Haganai surpassed 50k sales with that garbage ending

Index surpasses 100k and the author isn't bothering anymore to make the volumes decent, so why so surprised. Also, did you see Infinite Stratos' sales? That's far far worse than Index yet still sell like 60k :/
At least the ending of volume 13 offer more interesting villain or Touma real counterpart.

Sep 10, 2015 4:08 AM by NeoAnkara

I don't see any Rokka no Yuusha on there...not a good sign.


Shingen_no_Yami said:
I'm surprised Haganai surpassed 50k sales with that garbage ending


Just read the link somebody posted with the ending summary.

It was so fucking bad I think I almost cried. Holy fuck.

Idk how the author took the perfect setup (from wherever the LNs were at where season 2 of the anime ended) and just fucking shhiiiiiiitttt alllllllllll ovvverrrrr ittttt.

That ending is so bad, it would be like if Index ever ended, at it was all just a dream with Touma in a coma with all of the doctors and nurses shitting on his chest everyday; covering him in a mountain of shit until the bacteria kills him slowly.

Sep 10, 2015 2:13 AM by Jonesy974

Shingen_no_Yami said:
I'm surprised Haganai surpassed 50k sales with that garbage ending

Index surpasses 100k and the author isn't bothering anymore to make the volumes decent, so why so surprised. Also, did you see Infinite Stratos' sales? That's far far worse than Index yet still sell like 60k :/

Sep 10, 2015 1:17 AM by Zefyris

I'm surprised Haganai surpassed 50k sales with that garbage ending

Sep 10, 2015 12:45 AM by loli_a_ravioli

my god overlord is climbing ladder like a beast...all hail to AINZ sama

Sep 10, 2015 12:41 AM by ultravigo