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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Sep 14 - 20

by Snow
Sep 23, 2015 1:56 PM | 44 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for September 14 - 20

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

*1. 75,832 *97,521 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
*3. 23,661 *30,625 Toushin Ranbu Online: Novel & Illustration Anthology "Sakura"
*4. 15,414 106,337 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
*5. 13,953 *51,504 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.14
*6. 11,794 *15,773 Nourin Vol.11
*7. 10,278 *10,278 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.6
*8. *9,890 *58,301 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
*9. *9,402 *33,488 Eromanga-sensei Vol.5
10. *8,401 **8,401 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.11

11. *7,937 254,185 Sword Art Online Vol.16
12. *7,502 **7,502 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.3
13. *7,045 **9,386 Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi Vol.12 "Megami no Keikoku"
14. *6,863 **6,863 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.6
15. *6,652 *11,181 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
16. *6,472 **6,472 World Teacher Vol.1
17. *6,442 **8,080 Soukai Genyuuden Vol.14 "Koibito wa Ikkitousen!"
18. *6,357 **6,357 Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Azuchi Nikki Vol.1
19. *6,242 *38,937 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"
20. *6,206 120,376 Overlord Vol.1

21. *6,087 100,307 Overlord Vol.3
22. *5,955 **5,955 Daidensetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.16
23. *5,800 **5,800 Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi Vol.2
24. *5,622 *71,197 Overlord Vol.4
25. *5,606 *83,561 Overlord Vol.5
26. *5,511 **5,511 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.2
27. *5,444 *77,727 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
28. *5,306 104,622 Overlord Vol.2
29. *5,265 **5,265 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.15
30. *5,210 **5,210 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.9

31. *5,189 *78,570 Overlord Vol.8
32. *5,101 *78,897 Overlord Vol.9
33. *5,083 *64,258 Overlord Vol.6
34. *4,833 **4,833 Marginal Operation: Kuuhaku no Ichinen Vol.1
35. *4,749 **4,749 Hatsukoi Dramatic
36. *4,734 *75,093 Overlord Vol.7

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 75,832 *97,521 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
*5. 23,661 *30,625 Toushin Ranbu Online: Novel & Illustration Anthology "Sakura"
10. 13,953 *51,504 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.14
13. 11,794 *15,773 Nourin Vol.11
18. *9,402 *33,488 Eromanga-sensei Vol.5
19. *8,401 **8,401 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.11
20. *7,937 254,185 Sword Art Online Vol.16
24. *7,502 **7,502 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.3
27. *7,045 **9,386 Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi Vol.12 "Megami no Keikoku"
32. *6,652 *11,181 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.

33. *6,472 **6,472 World Teacher Vol.1
35. *6,442 **8,080 Soukai Genyuuden Vol.14 "Koibito wa Ikkitousen!"
36. *6,357 **6,357 Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Azuchi Nikki Vol.1
38. *5,955 **5,955 Daidensetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.16
41. *5,511 **5,511 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.2
42. *5,444 *77,727 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol.11
44. *5,265 **5,265 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.15
45. *5,210 **5,210 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.9
48. *4,749 **4,749 Hatsukoi Dramatic
(cut-off 4,634)


Book
*4. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
*9. 15,414 106,337 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
16. 10,278 *10,278 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.6
17. *9,890 *58,301 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
30. *6,863 **6,863 Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Vol.6
38. *6,242 *38,937 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"
40. *6,206 120,376 Overlord Vol.1
41. *6,087 100,307 Overlord Vol.3
45. *5,800 **5,800 Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi Vol.2
46. *5,622 *71,197 Overlord Vol.4

48. *5,606 *83,561 Overlord Vol.5
(cut-off 5,513)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *5,306 104,622 Overlord Vol.2
16. *5,189 *78,570 Overlord Vol.8
17. *5,101 *78,897 Overlord Vol.9
18. *5,083 *64,258 Overlord Vol.6
19. *4,833 **4,833 Marginal Operation: Kuuhaku no Ichinen Vol.1
20. *4,734 *75,093 Overlord Vol.7
(cut-off 4,734)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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More confirmation that OVERLORD has 2 million in print XD
Aye, hope for another boost next week :)

Sep 25, 2015 6:11 PM by ichii_1

Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?
Many of the translated LN and WN right now have either reincarnation setting or sent to a game world setting. Well it's most likely because most of the translator like those kind of thing.

Sep 25, 2015 6:09 AM by NeoAnkara

ichii_1 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?

Aye sorry that overlord sells more than your shtty unknown series XD

lol

Even after so much time, still lol

Sep 25, 2015 6:01 AM by goodshitgoOdshit

Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?


The series overlord you see on the list is just one light novel. You can't add them up, it is one light novel not more, hope you learn from that mistake^^

Sep 25, 2015 5:50 AM by Shinigami1992

Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?

Aye sorry that overlord sells more than your shtty unknown series XD

Sep 24, 2015 1:39 PM by ichii_1

b00m666 said:
Still waiting for that mao-sama 2

Same here.

Sep 24, 2015 12:35 PM by Avenger-senpai

Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?


Given that we're almost certainly talking <10% of light novels between those two things...

...and one glance at the rankings would show that the vast majority of things on there don't conform to either of those either...

...why are you even asking?

Sep 24, 2015 11:05 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?
Take a course in market trends for your answer

Sep 24, 2015 10:48 AM by moodie

Kaioshin_Sama said:
How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?

It's the exact same reason for why stuff like one piece/bleach and others stuff like that usually sells more than most other stuff in the manga section. So the answer is "never". The highest selling books are supporting the industry and allow more "niche" novels to be published.

Sep 24, 2015 10:43 AM by Zefyris

How long before all LN's are about normal boy meets elite chick at a battle academy setting or dungeon crawling swords and sorcery with vague RPG elements or are we pretty much there already?

Sep 24, 2015 10:36 AM by PeacingOut

So DanMachi and Overlord season 2 coming sooner or later?? I HOPE

I'm glad these are selling really well, now if only Overlord would come out here I'd be happy to buy it all up as I am doing with everything else.
Cool to see SAO selling a crap ton, wonder when we will hear news about season 3 of that..

Damn Rokka is so low, come on..This is such a good anime

Sep 24, 2015 7:08 AM by FallenUndead

UnderRatedAsHole said:
Z4k said:
*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

I don't understand why this is listed in the LN section. Most of it is illustrations and drafts for the anime.


why you hating on the anime? toei gave job to everyone unlike mad house

Why do you even bring up these two studios? Neither Toei nor Madhouse were involved in the production of Tokyo Ghoul.

It's a Pierrot show.

Sep 24, 2015 3:58 AM by NaturalPerm

POS rankings:

Overlord:
*87位 オーバーロード1 不死者の王
122位 オーバーロード2 漆黒の戦士
106位 オーバーロード3 鮮血の戦乙女
117位 オーバーロード4 蜥蜴人の勇者たち
113位 オーバーロード5 王国の漢たち [上]
149位 オーバーロード6 王国の漢たち [下]
234位 オーバーロード7 大墳墓の侵入者
210位 オーバーロード8 二人の指導者
233位 オーバーロード9 破軍の魔法詠唱者

Rokka no Yuusha:
400位 六花の勇者
492位 六花の勇者2

Gate:
416位 ゲート1 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
494位 ゲート1 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈接触編〉
362位 ゲート2 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
373位 ゲート2 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈炎龍編〉
396位 ゲート3 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
423位 ゲート3 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈動乱編〉
467位 ゲート4 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
470位 ゲート4 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈総撃編〉
496位 ゲート5 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈冥門編〉

ShimoSeka:
272位 下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界10 (NEW release)

Sep 24, 2015 2:12 AM by kuuderes_shadow

i think upto now the devil is a part timer has sold more than enough to get it's season 2....common now announce s2 and all hail Lord Ainz once again

Sep 24, 2015 12:14 AM by ultravigo

Series rankings:
*1位 83,729部 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*2位 50,207部 Overlord
*3位 23,661部 Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Novel and Illustration Anthology ~Sakura~
*4位 18,126部 Kuroko no Basket -Replace-
*5位 14,777部 Hataraku Maou-sama!
*6位 14,340部 Sword Art Online
*7位 12,488部 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
*8位 11,794部 Nourin
*9位 11,192部 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
10位 10,571部 Eromanga-Sensei

last week: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1428846#msg42224515

Sep 24, 2015 12:09 AM by kuuderes_shadow

wow...Danmachi and Overlord...nearly with the same RPG like theme....
only that Danmachi isn't so OP and more adventurous....and Overlord-->feel the power!

Sep 23, 2015 10:34 PM by rageiX

ichii_1 said:
Agafin said:
Danmachi, in absolute terms.

Danmachi had higher sales to start with so the boost gap isn't as big as it seems.
And overlord is not done with it's boost either.


Yeah I know, that's why I said "in absolute terms." If we have to look at it from a relative stance:

Right before the anime:
Danmachi vol. 1: 83,086
Overlord vol. 1: 36,725

After 11 weeks:
Danmachi vol. 1: 182,894
Overlord vol. 1: 120,376

Danmachi incread by 120% (+99,808) while Overlord increased by 228% (+83,651) and it seems like Overlord will still be on the list this week and the week after while Danmachi totally left the list after this number of weeks.

Sep 23, 2015 9:31 PM by Agafin

Still waiting for that mao-sama 2

Sep 23, 2015 9:26 PM by b00m666

UnderRatedAsHole said:
Z4k said:
*2. 35,970 *35,970 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

I don't understand why this is listed in the LN section. Most of it is illustrations and drafts for the anime.


why you hating on the anime? toei gave job to everyone unlike mad house

Lol I'm not hating on it. I meant it should be listed in the manga section since most of it is the draft and the ending art illustration of season

Sep 23, 2015 9:10 PM by Z4k

AP24 said:
Why are Machine Doll and Asterisk on the list? They are supposed to be released on the 25th.


They were released early on September 18 at some other retailers. The 2ch light novel thread highlights these cases for every single week, so it is definitely much more informative than the MAL thread. 2ch thread actually inserts the additional data such as the last week rank, actual release date and days since release on top of the available Oricon data.

Example

Rank / Last week rank / Weeks charted / Weekly sales / Cumulative sales / Release Date / Days since release / Title
44位 **位 *1回 **5,265部 **5,265部 15/09/18 ***3日 機巧少女は傷つかない 15 Facing "Machine doll I"  *早売り2.5日(6.5日)
45位 **位 *1回 **5,210部 **5,210部 15/09/18 ***3日 学戦都市アスタリスク 09 悠日戦啾  *早売り2.5日(6.5日)

Sep 23, 2015 8:47 PM by Ejc