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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Sep 21 - 27

by Snow
Oct 1, 2015 10:30 AM | 41 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for September 21 - 27

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

*1. 28,988 *28,988 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
*2. 25,020 *60,990 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
*3. 20,008 117,529 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
*4. 16,462 *16,462 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8
*5. 12,126 *22,404 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.6
*6. 12,044 118,381 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
*7. 11,600 *16,865 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.15
*8. *9,981 *18,382 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.11
*9. *9,670 *17,172 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.3
10. *9,419 *40,044 Touken Ranbu Online: Novel & Illustration Anthology "Sakura"

11. *9,294 *13,692 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.3
12. *9,281 **9,281 Reinousha Minato Vol.9
13. *9,003 *20,184 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
14. *8,392 *13,602 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.9
15. *8,320 *14,677 Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Azuchi Nikki Vol.1
16. *7,453 **7,453 Eiyuu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
17. *6,992 *85,889 Overlord Vol.9
18. *6,870 *85,440 Overlord Vol.8
19. *6,808 260,993 Sword Art Online Vol.16
20. *6,747 *81,840 Overlord Vol.7

21. *6,677 *64,978 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
22. *6,613 *12,568 Daidensetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.16
23. *6,463 **9,995 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.2
24. *6,394 126,770 Overlord Vol.1
25. *6,373 106,680 Overlord Vol.3
26. *6,182 *89,743 Overlord Vol.5
27. *6,166 *57,670 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.14
28. *6,148 *77,345 Overlord Vol.4
29. *6,122 **6,122 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.7
30. *5,950 **8,817 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7

31. *5,802 *70,060 Overlord Vol.6
32. *5,678 110,300 Overlord Vol.2
33. *5,541 **7,001 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 2 Vol.1
34. *5,131 *44,068 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*2. 28,988 *28,988 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
*5. 20,008 117,529 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
*7. 16,462 *16,462 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8
15. 11,600 *16,865 Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Vol.15
17. *9,981 *18,382 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.11
19. *9,670 *17,172 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.3
23. *9,419 *40,044 Touken Ranbu Online: Novel & Illustration Anthology "Sakura"
24. *9,294 *13,692 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.3
25. *9,281 **9,281 Reinousha Minato Vol.9
26. *9,003 *20,184 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.

28. *8,392 *13,602 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.9
29. *8,320 *14,677 Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Azuchi Nikki Vol.1
35. *7,453 **7,453 Eiyuu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
41. *6,808 260,993 Sword Art Online Vol.16
42. *6,613 *12,568 Daidensetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu Vol.16
44. *6,463 **9,995 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.2
46. *6,166 *57,670 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.14
48. *5,950 **8,817 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7
(cut-off 5,731)


Book
*4. 25,020 *60,990 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
14. 12,126 *22,404 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.6
16. 12,044 118,381 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
31. *6,992 *85,889 Overlord Vol.9
34. *6,870 *85,440 Overlord Vol.8
35. *6,747 *81,840 Overlord Vol.7
36. *6,677 *64,978 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
37. *6,394 126,770 Overlord Vol.1
39. *6,373 106,680 Overlord Vol.3
40. *6,182 *89,743 Overlord Vol.5

43. *6,148 *77,345 Overlord Vol.4
45. *6,122 **6,122 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.7
50. *5,802 *70,060 Overlord Vol.6
(cut-off 5,802)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
17. *5,678 110,300 Overlord Vol.2
18. *5,541 **7,001 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 2 Vol.1
19. *5,131 *44,068 Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo Vol.10 "Umi kara Nanika ga Yattekuru"
(cut-off 4,972)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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DanMachi still going strong. Hope that'll lead to a second season.

OH WOW! Look at Rokka no Yuush--......oh wait...
*cries inside*

Agafin said:
*2. 25,020 *60,990 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

This... sells a lot. Is it just because it's related to TG or is there really something worth reading here?


Probably just because it's related to TG. The anime was fucking garbage and it sold well so that says something. Idk though, maybe being a novel it does more justice to the manga which was actually good.

Oct 3, 2015 2:31 AM by Jonesy974

TheNaturalPerm said:
^ There is an inbox?

I mean sure there's one for private messages but is there one that notifies you when someone replies to you in the forums?
No, there isn't

I was talking about my (PM) inbox because s/he wanted to send me a PM once s/he had read the Tokyo Phoul novel

Oct 2, 2015 6:23 AM by Comic_Sans

^ There is an inbox?

I mean sure there's one for private messages but is there one that notifies you when someone replies to you in the forums?

Oct 2, 2015 5:52 AM by NaturalPerm

Shinigami1992 said:
Comic_Sans said:
That's doesn't make any sense

I never said it was great
you said "Not really" and you have absolute shit taste, so if you think it's not worth buying it definitively is. So thank you^^
Straight in the ad hominem feels

Also use the profile comments instead, I rarely check my inbox

Oct 2, 2015 5:28 AM by Comic_Sans

Comic_Sans said:
Shinigami1992 said:
ah ok If it's so great in your opinion I buy it, write you a message after I make my first impression. Thanks.
That's doesn't make any sense

I never said it was great


you said "Not really" and you have absolutely shit taste, so if you think it's not worth buying it definitively is. So thank you^^

Oct 2, 2015 5:26 AM by Shinigami1992

Shinigami1992 said:
Comic_Sans said:
How should I know

But judging by the disgusting anime and what I've read so far of the original mango it's probably not worth it
ah ok If it's so great in your opinion I buy it, write you a message after I make my first impression. Thanks.
That's doesn't make any sense

I never said it was great

Oct 2, 2015 5:15 AM by Comic_Sans

Comic_Sans said:
Shinigami1992 said:
Can I know what is in the book/novel? How much pages has it? If you already have a copy of it (tsundere fan I guess^^) can you describe it a bit more? maybe I buy it too
How should I know

But judging by the disgusting anime and what I've read so far of the original mango it's probably not worth it


ah ok If it's so great in your opinion I buy it, write you a message after I make my first impression. Thanks.

Oct 2, 2015 5:14 AM by Shinigami1992

Shinigami1992 said:
Comic_Sans said:
I don't only apply that to shows I dislike

For example I enjoyed Sekaiichi Hatsukoi but that doesn't mean I won't acknowledge it's a mindless dubcon fujoshit fapping fest and that it doesn't deserve its current popularity
Not really


Can I know what is in the book/novel? How much pages has it? If you already have a copy of it (tsundere fan I guess^^) can you describe it a bit more? maybe I buy it too

Some of the scanned pages
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1429860

It has more than 200 pages and the ending illustrations from Root A is included. They're also not releasing all of the draft in one volumes since it has too many pages.

Oct 2, 2015 5:14 AM by Z4k

Shinigami1992 said:
Can I know what is in the book/novel? How much pages has it? If you already have a copy of it (tsundere fan I guess^^) can you describe it a bit more? maybe I buy it too
How should I know

But judging by the disgusting anime and what I've read so far of the original mango it's probably not worth it

Oct 2, 2015 5:12 AM by Comic_Sans

Comic_Sans said:
Shinigami1992 said:
So, the old "I don't like something so it's bad/shit and people buying it have no taste" bullshit?
I don't only apply that to shows I dislike

For example I enjoyed Sekaiichi Hatsukoi but that doesn't mean I won't acknowledge it's a mindless dubcon fujoshit fapping fest and that it doesn't deserve its current popularity
"It has the true draft for the anime which the studio 90 percent cut out."

If that is true, that would be more than enough reason to buy it.
Not really


Can I know what is in the book/novel? How much pages has it? If you already have a copy of it (tsundere fan I guess^^) can you describe it a bit more? maybe I buy it too

Oct 2, 2015 4:56 AM by Shinigami1992

Shinigami1992 said:
So, the old "I don't like something so it's bad/shit and people buying it have no taste" bullshit?
I don't only apply that to shows I dislike

For example I enjoyed Sekaiichi Hatsukoi but that doesn't mean I won't acknowledge it's a mindless dubcon fujoshit fapping fest and that it doesn't deserve its current popularity
"It has the true draft for the anime which the studio 90 percent cut out."

If that is true, that would be more than enough reason to buy it.
Not really
Arcanix said:
It's good that you are around to show us that great taste. You're adorable.
I agree

Oct 2, 2015 4:30 AM by Comic_Sans

Comic_Sans said:
Z4k said:
^ And then there's idiots that actually think that's a bad number.
Actually, no, I am thinking "Japan ain't got no taste"


It's good that you are around to show us that great taste. You're adorable.

Oct 2, 2015 3:33 AM by Arcanix

Comic_Sans said:
Z4k said:
^ And then there's idiots that actually think that's a bad number.
Actually, no, I am thinking "Japan ain't got no taste"


So, the old "I don't like something so it's bad/shit and people buying it have no taste" bullshit?

"It has the true draft for the anime which the studio 90 percent cut out."

If that is true, that would be more than enough reason to buy it.

Oct 2, 2015 2:55 AM by Shinigami1992

Z4k said:
^ And then there's idiots that actually think that's a bad number.
Actually, no, I am thinking "Japan ain't got no taste"

Oct 1, 2015 11:23 PM by Comic_Sans

I hope the success of Overlord doesnt promt kadokawa to make more LN adaptations with madhouse.

Keep it to studios like Jc staff/a1 pictures/silver link, etc.

Though I feel like we might see more "transported/ressurected to fantasy rpg world" LNs get more anime

barmar said:
-ShadowClaw- said:
The Overlord greatness still exists...there is just no comparison..Madhouse u freaking tortured me for all the foreshadowing u did for the later volumes in the last episode if a s2 does not come out...i will raid it.

At the very least...and i say least the series has got to get an officially publication fully translated in the west..be it by yen press or someone else...give us that at least.
Eh I'd say just hand it over to another studio(Bones sounds about right) if anything I feel it would be at least better than Madhouse's version but not well....to them just no.


lol, changing studio means nothing if the staff remains same. Especially if the writers come back for s2

Oct 1, 2015 10:00 PM by JetNoir

Good to see again the devil is a part timer again on the list.....waiting for s2 though and once again ALL HAIL AINZ SAMA

Oct 1, 2015 5:45 PM by ultravigo

Pretty surprising. DanMachi's doing well.

Oct 1, 2015 3:47 PM by DeusExMavro

Full Metal Panic Another on the top 10 is pleasing to see.

Oct 1, 2015 3:46 PM by Stark700

^ And then there's idiots that actually think that's a bad number.

Oct 1, 2015 3:08 PM by Z4k