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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Sep 28 - Oct 4

by Snow
Oct 7, 2015 1:55 PM | 51 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for September 28 - October 4

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

*1. 31,793 *31,793 Log Horizon Vol.10
*2. 25,720 *54,708 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
*3. 25,448 *25,448 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen
*4. 24,843 *24,843 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.4
*5. 17,806 *17,806 Risou no Himo Seikatsu Vol.7
*6. 11,885 *11,885 Log Horizon Gaiden: Kushiyatama, Ganbaru!
*7. 10,947 *27,409 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8
*8. 10,195 *10,195 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.3
*9. *9,366 **9,366 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.4
10. *9,260 *15,382 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.7

11. *9,201 **9,201 Takarakuji de 40-oku Atatta n Dakedo Isekai ni Ijuusuru Vol.4
12. *8,816 **8,816 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.2
13. *8,789 **8,789 Shokugeki no Souma: Fratelli Aldini
14. *8,676 **8,676 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.4
15. *8,494 126,023 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
16. *7,860 **7,860 Kenja no Tsurugi Vol.1
17. *7,851 *68,841 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
18. *7,653 **7,653 Seirei Gensouki Vol.1
19. *7,518 **7,518 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Light! Vol.1
20. *7,494 **8,830 Tensei shichatta yo (Iya, Gomen) Vol.3

21. *7,355 **7,355 Isekai no Meikyuu Toshi de Chiyu Mahoutsukai Yattemasu Vol.3
22. *7,344 **7,344 Eiga Bakuman. Obata Takeshi Illustration Works (incl. Bakuman. Bangai-hen)
23. *6,691 **6,691 Dress na Boku ga Yangotonaki Katagata no Kateikyoushi-sama na Ken Vol.8
24. *6,426 **6,426 Idainaru Daigensui no Tenshin Vol.1
25. *6,408 *15,689 Reinousha Minato Vol.9
26. *6,121 *83,466 Overlord Vol.4
27. *6,078 **6,078 Hayou no Tsurugi Vol.25
28. *6,035 132,805 Overlord Vol.1
29. *5,952 *70,930 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
30. *5,775 *95,518 Overlord Vol.5

31. *5,685 124,066 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
32. *5,547 *75,607 Overlord Vol.6
33. *5,418 **8,927 Sayonara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei Vol.3
34. *5,401 115,701 Overlord Vol.2
35. *5,282 **5,282 Isekai Tensei ni Kansha wo Vol.1


Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*1. 25,720 *54,708 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
*2. 24,843 *24,843 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.4
*5. 17,806 *17,806 Risou no Himo Seikatsu Vol.7
10. 10,947 *27,409 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8
14. 10,195 *10,195 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.3
15. *9,201 **9,201 Takarakuji de 40-oku Atatta n Dakedo Isekai ni Ijuusuru Vol.4
18. *8,816 **8,816 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.2
19. *8,676 **8,676 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.4
21. *8,494 126,023 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
25. *7,860 **7,860 Kenja no Tsurugi Vol.1

27. *7,653 **7,653 Seirei Gensouki Vol.1
29. *7,518 **7,518 Shinmai Maou no Testament: Light! Vol.1
30. *7,355 **7,355 Isekai no Meikyuu Toshi de Chiyu Mahoutsukai Yattemasu Vol.3
36. *6,691 **6,691 Dress na Boku ga Yangotonaki Katagata no Kateikyoushi-sama na Ken Vol.8
38. *6,426 **6,426 Idainaru Daigensui no Tenshin Vol.1
40. *6,408 *15,689 Reinousha Minato Vol.9
42. *6,078 **6,078 Hayou no Tsurugi Vol.25
(cut-off 4,933)


Book
*2. 31,793 *31,793 Log Horizon Vol.10
*4. 25,448 *25,448 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen
11. 11,885 *11,885 Log Horizon Gaiden: Kushiyatama, Ganbaru!
20. *9,366 **9,366 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.4
21. *9,260 *15,382 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.7
23. *8,789 **8,789 Shokugeki no Souma: Fratelli Aldini
30. *7,851 *68,841 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]
32. *7,494 **8,830 Tensei shichatta yo (Iya, Gomen) Vol.3
36. *7,344 **7,344 Eiga Bakuman. Obata Takeshi Illustration Works (incl. Bakuman. Bangai-hen)
46. *6,121 *83,466 Overlord Vol.4

47. *6,035 132,805 Overlord Vol.1
48. *5,952 *70,930 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
(cut-off 5,915)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
14. *5,775 *95,518 Overlord Vol.5
15. *5,685 124,066 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
16. *5,547 *75,607 Overlord Vol.6
17. *5,418 **8,927 Sayonara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei Vol.3
18. *5,401 115,701 Overlord Vol.2
20. *5,282 **5,282 Isekai Tensei ni Kansha wo Vol.1
(cut-off 5,282)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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It's still couple of days until results of last week is out. But here's the weekly Tsutaya ranking for 5th-11th Oct:
http://book-rank.net/index.cgi?mode=newrankView&mode2=sp&dorm=10&list=15/10/11&pg=55

Those in the Top 10 Tsutaya weekly ranking always end up in Oricon's weekly chart of the same week, and some ranked 11-20 would make it too.

So we definitely will see Rakudai Vol 1 and Asterisk Vol 1 on Oricon's weekly chart 5th-11th Oct. Most likely we will see Rakudai Vol 2 too. There's also a chance we will see Rakudai Vol 3 & 4 and Asterisk Vol 2 on the chart.

Oct 12, 2015 6:04 PM by AP24

Paulo27 said:
TheNaturalPerm said:

These names are killing it...
I sure hope "I Wrote A Light Novel But No One Liked It So I Copy Pasted Someone Else's Popular Work But The Author Was My Otaku Sister From Another World" gets an anime adaptation soon.
You know nothing...
What Came to Mind During My Third Time in Another World Was to for Now, Get Naked
I’m a NEET but when I went to Hello Work I got taken to another world
It Seems Like I Got Reincarnated Into The World of a Yandere Otome Game
When I was going out from my house to stop being a Hiki-NEET for 10 years, I was transported to another world
The Reincarnated Princess Strikes Down Flags Again Today
I Reincarnated Into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags…
An Otome Game’s Burikko Villainess Turned into a Magic Otaku


It's like they're having contest for the longest weirdest title....really this RomComs
This is a good laugh
espcially if they only know Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon?

Oct 11, 2015 1:56 AM by rageiX

kuuderes_shadow said:
JewellTH said:
No Kagerou Daze light novels? = Shit ranking. Society is wrong.
(Just joking btw, volume 1 isn't that special)


The last volume of Kagerou Daze came out in March (this is a ranking of Japanese sales, not English ones). Its last appearance on the weekly rankings was for w/c 4th May, although we have data for more than that thanks to it appearing in May's monthly rankings. It will be in the yearly rankings when they come out as well.


Okay, that's for the clear up. I was mainly joking anyways :P

Oct 9, 2015 3:27 AM by JewellTH

JewellTH said:
No Kagerou Daze light novels? = Shit ranking. Society is wrong.
(Just joking btw, volume 1 isn't that special)


The last volume of Kagerou Daze came out in March (this is a ranking of Japanese sales, not English ones). Its last appearance on the weekly rankings was for w/c 4th May, although we have data for more than that thanks to it appearing in May's monthly rankings. It will be in the yearly rankings when they come out as well.

Oct 9, 2015 3:25 AM by kuuderes_shadow

No Kagerou Daze light novels? = Shit ranking. Society is wrong.
(Just joking btw, volume 1 isn't that special)

Oct 9, 2015 3:19 AM by JewellTH

kuuderes_shadow said:
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo is included in Oricon's light novel lists. Your own link above shows that. Or are you now disregarding the thing that you initially used as the justification for your argument?

But still, read the first paragraph of the post you quoted.

Oh well, then this time Oricon is not right, because Shinrei Tantei Yakumo is always and only regular novel, same as Sakurako-san.

Still doesn't change the fact Sakurako-san is not a Light Novel, or show me a place that have more authority than Kadokawa or at least Amazon.

Oct 9, 2015 3:16 AM by D-Joe

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo is included in Oricon's light novel lists. Your own link above shows that. Or are you now disregarding the thing that you initially used as the justification for your argument?

But still, read the first paragraph of the post you quoted.

Oct 9, 2015 3:03 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
Bear in mind that this ranking used to be titled "Light Novels and anime-related books". Even though the second half is gone from the title, the list on MAL still has the same criteria for inclusion. This is why the likes of that Tokyo Ghoul thing got included - and Sakurako-san is a million times closer to being a light novel than that is... Sakurako-san, having an anime adaptation currently airing, would thus be eligible for MAL's ranking list under this criteria even if it isn't considered to be an actual light novel.

It's also worth noting that, while - as I already stated - Oricon doesn't consider it to be a light novel, there are other places that do, and not just sites like wikipedia. Admittedly this is usually because they treat everything by a given label as either "light novel" or "not light novel" and there are other things published under the same label as it that are considered light novels, including by Oricon. Thus it falls in a sort of grey zone where it is, if you want my personal perspective on the matter, not wrong to claim either that it is a light novel or that it isn't one.


Sorry but not just oricon, Kadokawa(publisher) also never treat it as Light Novel, also Amazon.
And it's "english wikipedia", not "wikipedia", because Japan's wikipedia is label as regular novel.


and there are other things published under the same label as it that are considered light novels, including by Oricon.

You serious?
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/bunko/sengetsu.html
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/hakken/reviewbooks/

Don't tell me Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, that's a regular novel too.

Oct 9, 2015 2:51 AM by D-Joe

Bear in mind that this ranking used to be titled "Light Novels and anime-related books". Even though the second half is gone from the title, the list on MAL still has the same criteria for inclusion. This is why the likes of that Tokyo Ghoul thing got included - and Sakurako-san is a million times closer to being a light novel than that is... Sakurako-san, having an anime adaptation currently airing, would thus be eligible for MAL's ranking list under this criteria even if it isn't considered to be an actual light novel.

It's also worth noting that, while - as I already stated - Oricon doesn't consider it to be a light novel, there are other places that do, and not just sites like wikipedia. Admittedly this is usually because they treat everything by a given label as either "light novel" or "not light novel" and there are other things published under the same label as it that are considered light novels, including by Oricon. Thus it falls in a sort of grey zone where it is, if you want my personal perspective on the matter, not wrong to claim either that it is a light novel or that it isn't one.

Oct 9, 2015 2:46 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
D-Joe said:

Not sure why MAL put it in bunko chart, unless MAL trusted english wiki which is false info.


MAL put it on the bunko chart because it is on the bunko chart.
Rank 10 here - https://waa.ai/vWpf

Oricon doesn't include it in their light novel ranking list, true, but so what?

But it's a novel, not LN, what you even post is "文庫" not "ライトノベル", the problem is MAL mixed bunko and light novel but treat bunko=light novel, or are you saying Keigo Higashino's novel is LN?

And no, it never in LN chart.
This is overall chart.
http://i.imgur.com/4iVr5wd.jpg
This is LN chart, which Sakurako-san is not there.
http://i.imgur.com/NJuVAhE.png

Oct 9, 2015 2:26 AM by D-Joe

D-Joe said:

Not sure why MAL put it in bunko chart, unless MAL trusted english wiki which is false info.


MAL put it on the bunko chart because it is on the bunko chart.
Rank 10 here - https://waa.ai/vWpf

Oricon doesn't include it in their light novel ranking list, true, but so what?

Oct 9, 2015 2:12 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Sakurako-san never count as Light Novel in oricon ranking(it show up in overall chart, but not ligh novel chart.

Not sure why MAL put it in bunko chart, unless MAL trusted english wiki which is false info.

Oct 9, 2015 1:49 AM by D-Joe

Just a few words of slight caution about the above:

Firstly, remember what the rankings cover. Other than POS, all those rankings are just for single (albeit large) stores/chains.

Secondly, if you're trying to work out what will or will not rank in next week's rankings, you have to bear in mind what Oricon covers:
The top 50 bunko, which is more or less analogous to the top 50 bunko on POS.
The top 50 book, which does not include any bunko format releases. This season all anime adaptations are of bunko format releases, so they won't be on here.
The literature books ranking, which is a subset of the book ranking.
The top 20 light novels, which rarely add any extra volumes to the list.

Third, bear in mind that different days have different weighting, and that some volumes that will definitely get on the rankings aren't included in the data we have so far - or indeed aren't released yet. Dengeki Bunko's releases don't come out until tomorrow, for instance, and will be taking at least 3 spots on the weekly rankings even with just those 2 days, probably more.

Fourth, and perhaps most significantly for this situation, bear in mind that different series will get their sales boost on different days. If you look at Asterisk and Rakudai, it looks like Asterisk gets its boost all at once, whereas that of Rakudai is more spread out. This may be a case of spreading interest in the series (which would indicate growing popularity), but is more likely just a result of when the series is aired in different places. This makes it difficult to actually compare, especially as Asterisk's boost doesn't come until Sunday, meaning we won't get to see the extent of it until the day before or even the same day as the full weekly rankings come out.

---

On another note, Oricon's monthly light novel sales rankings for September are here.

Oct 8, 2015 11:40 PM by kuuderes_shadow

You can check different light novel rankings at book-rank.net for the first volume of each series that has an anime currently airing. Here are the links for each series Vol 1:

Rakudai: http://book-rank.net/rank/rank.cgi?mode=rank&word=9784797374681

Asterisk: http://book-rank.net/rank/rank.cgi?mode=rank&word=9784040666976

Heavy Object: http://book-rank.net/rank/rank.cgi?mode=rank&word=9784048680691

Lance N’ Masques: http://book-rank.net/rank/rank.cgi?mode=rank&word=9784865290097&booktype=0

Sakurako-san: http://book-rank.net/rank/rank.cgi?mode=rank&word=9784041006955

Shomin Sample: http://book-rank.net/rank/rank.cgi?mode=rank&word=9784758042734&booktype=0

AntiMagic Academy: http://book-rank.net/rank/rank.cgi?mode=rank&word=9784040710822&booktype=0

Sakurako-san Shomin Sample and AntiMagic Academy just aired like yesterday so will have to wait on how well they do after the anime aired.

Rakudai, Asterisk, Lance and Heavy Object had aired before this week started, and so far Rakudai Vol 1 is doing the best of all these series Vol 1 after anime aired. Rakudai Vol 1 is ranking high daily since the start of this week, so we can mostly expect it to make Oricon weekly ranking Oct 5-11. Asterisk Vol 1 is also doing well but it will probably not make it or just barely.

Oct 8, 2015 10:55 PM by AP24

is there any hope for Log horizon s3? the whole s2 is just setup that really pointless if there is no s3.

Oct 8, 2015 9:11 PM by Kuma

Houreki said:
7. 10,947 *27,409 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8

Just watch the first episode and it was good, so I'm glad it's selling.


To know if the anime helps boost LN sales of a series, we need to see if the early volumes make the weekly rankings. We have to wait until next week for this week's results.

Oct 8, 2015 3:26 PM by AP24

7. 10,947 *27,409 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8

Just watch the first episode and it was good, so I'm glad it's selling.

Oct 8, 2015 11:49 AM by Houreki

I need more badass Shiroes scenes. pfft. the second season was very lacking. :(

Oct 8, 2015 9:56 AM by sinner08910

Z4k said:
17. *7,851 *68,841 Tokyo Ghoul [anime]

That's good.

Where can I buy this from?
It'd be nice to own it.


If anyone knows, then send me a PM or comment on my profile.
Thanks

Oct 8, 2015 6:14 AM by ZoroZoldyck

Cavalry vol 8 will be out at 15th October. Cannot wait for the boost it will receive.

eromangasensei said:
TheNaturalPerm said:

Noooo they exist. And here I was hoping you were just making up random titles... Oh the tragedy.


ready for the best one?

I'm a High School Boy and a Bestselling Light Novel author, strangled by my female classmate who is my junior and a voice actress
And most of it is translated online too. Translator really like something like this I think.

Oct 8, 2015 5:07 AM by NeoAnkara