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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Oct 5 - 11

by Snow
Oct 14, 2015 1:47 PM | 41 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 5 - 11

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

*1. 80,110 *80,110 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"
*2. 32,843 *32,843 Accel World Vol.19
*3. 30,270 *30,270 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
*4. 15,985 *41,433 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen
*5. 13,951 *13,951 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.21
*6. 12,869 *67,577 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
*7. *9,677 **9,677 Heavy Object Vol.10
*8. *9,360 *34,262 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
*9. *8,924 *40,717 Log Horizon Vol.10
10. *8,728 128,452 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku

11. *6,431 **6,431 Makikomarete Isekai Teni suru Yatsu wa, Taitei Cheat
12. *6,358 *13,702 Eiga Bakuman. Obata Takeshi Illustration Works (incl. Bakuman. Bangai-hen)
13. *6,293 *31,136 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.4
14. *5,833 *33,242 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8
15. *5,711 **5,711 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.8
16. *5,645 **5,645 Tantei Team KZ Note: Kieta Bishoujo wa Shitteiru
17. *5,534 131,557 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
18. *5,525 *14,314 Shokugeki no Souma: Fratelli Aldini
19. *5,514 *14,880 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.4
20. *5,108 **5,108 Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou Vol.9

21. *4,969 **4,969 Tenshi no 3P! Vol.6
22. *4,831 137,636 Overlord Vol.1
23. *4,819 *52,488 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.1
24. *4,337 *61,642 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
25. *4,284 **4,284 Otome Game Sekai de Sentoushoku wo Kiwamemasu: Isekai Futaude Hyouryouki
26. *4,263 *87,729 Overlord Vol.4
27. *4,260 *75,190 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
28. *4,092 **8,094 PCP: Kotou no Kodomotachi
29. *4,081 119,782 Overlord Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*2. 32,843 *32,843 Accel World Vol.19
*7. 13,951 *13,951 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.21
*9. 12,869 *67,577 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
16. *9,677 **9,677 Heavy Object Vol.10
17. *9,360 *34,262 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
39. *6,293 *31,136 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.4
41. *5,833 *33,242 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.8
43. *5,711 **5,711 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.8
47. *5,534 131,557 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
50. *5,108 **5,108 Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou Vol.9
(cut-off 5,108)


Book
*1. 80,110 *80,110 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"
*2. 30,270 *30,270 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
*8. 15,985 *41,433 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen
20. *8,924 *40,717 Log Horizon Vol.10
21. *8,728 128,452 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
31. *6,431 **6,431 Makikomarete Isekai Teni suru Yatsu wa, Taitei Cheat
33. *6,358 *13,702 Eiga Bakuman. Obata Takeshi Illustration Works (incl. Bakuman. Bangai-hen)
38. *5,645 **5,645 Tantei Team KZ Note: Kieta Bishoujo wa Shitteiru
41. *5,525 *14,314 Shokugeki no Souma: Fratelli Aldini
42. *5,514 *14,880 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.4
(cut-off 5,043)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
13. *4,831 137,636 Overlord Vol.1
14. *4,337 *61,642 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
15. *4,284 **4,284 Otome Game Sekai de Sentoushoku wo Kiwamemasu: Isekai Futaude Hyouryouki
16. *4,263 *87,729 Overlord Vol.4
17. *4,260 *75,190 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Koumyou-hen
19. *4,092 **8,094 PCP: Kotou no Kodomotachi
20. *4,081 119,782 Overlord Vol.2
(cut-off 4,081)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Rakudai has reached the 1 million print mark :O
Hope the sales will keep up with the expectations.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/10/15/chivalry-of-a-failed-knight-series-reaches-1-million-print-run

Oct 16, 2015 8:04 AM by ichii_1

It seems a lot of people were wondering if Rakudai could make the rankings. Rakudai Vol 1 ranking data in book-rank.net was the most accessed during the week 4th-10th Oct.

Oct 15, 2015 11:04 PM by AP24

Sakurako ^-^

Oct 15, 2015 1:31 PM by Orionite_

Snow said:

*3. 30,270 *30,270 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho


I need more than this..

Oct 15, 2015 12:27 PM by Katsu-kun

15. *5,711 **5,711 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.8

Nice. I did like the first Volume definitely different from other "Senki" genre/series like Rakuin no Monshou and Madan No Ou.I do wonder how it holds up later on though.

22. *4,831 137,636 Overlord Vol.1
26. *4,263 *87,729 Overlord Vol.4
29. *4,081 119,782 Overlord Vol.2

IYO.


Okashi said:

They need to adapt Zaregoto first goddammit.
Yes pls and giff Zerozaki hitoshiki's head tilt with all its glory.

It would be tricky though. Especially to display defective products twisted personalities the right way and the narrative,but I guess Shaft could handle it somehow,I feel like a movie series would be a better option.Also wasn't it mentioned somewhere that Nisio didn't want it animated or were those just rumours?its been a while.

Oct 15, 2015 11:14 AM by barmar

EasyGo-er said:
Jiharo said:


This is great news. Shaft better adapt Orokamonogatari

Well, they already said that they'll be adapting all of the Monogatari series so there's nothing to worry about imo, especially with the current sales of the anime and novels.

Shaft needs to adapt Okitegami Kyouko too though seeing how well it's currently doing. More NisiOisin's work is always good for me. :)

They need to adapt Zaregoto first goddammit.

Oct 15, 2015 7:35 AM by Okashi

Jiharo said:
Snow said:
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 5 - 11

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

*1. 80,110 *80,110 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"


Source: Oricon Youtaijou


This is great news. Shaft better adapt Orokamonogatari

Well, they already said that they'll be adapting all of the Monogatari series so there's nothing to worry about imo, especially with the current sales of the anime and novels.

Shaft needs to adapt Okitegami Kyouko too though seeing how well it's currently doing. More NisiOisin's work is always good for me. :)

Oct 15, 2015 6:19 AM by EasyGo-er

kuuderes_shadow said:
Bear in mind that Heavy Object, like all Dengeki Bunko volumes on that list, was only released on Saturday. The sales for next week will be higher than this week's.


Oh of course; there's only 2 days of sales here.

In fact, the previous 9 volumes have altogether sold over 1.2 million copies. That's a decent average across the volumes.

Oct 15, 2015 6:04 AM by OHandS

Bear in mind that Heavy Object, like all Dengeki Bunko volumes on that list, was only released on Saturday. The sales for next week will be higher than this week's.

Oct 15, 2015 5:54 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Samu-tan said:
*7. *9,677 **9,677 Heavy Object Vol.10

Wow, it didn't even hit 10k. I expected this to be way more popular. I don't know how the previous volumes sold though, but seeing how it's from Index's author, I thought it'd selll more.


Sadly that's not the case for Kamachi's works. Just because he's the author of the Raildex series it seems many people aren't willing to try out his newer series. Its a shame too; if there's any complaints about his writing in the more recent Index novels, the novels in the other series seem to make up for it with even better writing (something I found out myself when catching up with Heavy Object this week).

The other issue is that the novels for the other series are released much more infrequently. Index has 2-3 guaranteed releases each year while the others have 1-2 each year. And for Heavy Object at least, its odd for it to release 2 volumes in a single year.

Oct 15, 2015 5:27 AM by OHandS

Jonesy974 said:
Monogatari raped and pillaged this list, goddamn.

DanMachi is still going strong after all this time. Better make a sequel dammit.

Rakudai got a boost which is good. Hopefully Asterisk will follow suit.

Sakurako is up there, that's good. Hopefully the older vols sell some more copies once the anime gets rolling.

Accel World teaser led to huge sales boost. Maybe the anime original shit wont do so bad after all.

I'm just glad Rokka no Yuusha finally made th- ............oh...nvm.


Monogatari, Sakurako and Accel World didn't get a boost since the volumes on the list are new volumes and their sales are no different than previous volumes.

Rakudai is the only one that got a boost and likely to continue in later weeks. Asterisk is getting a boost but not large enough to make the charts.

Oct 15, 2015 1:14 AM by AP24

AP24 said:
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.


And that's the problem with using rankings from a single store that leaves out a large number of light novels from its "light novel ranking" to state what will or will not be in the weekly Oricon rankings. Indeed, there were only 8 things in this week's rankings that Tsutaya even includes.

Oct 15, 2015 1:05 AM by kuuderes_shadow

POS rankings for series with airing anime adaptations for w/c 5th October:

Heavy Object:
*50位 ヘヴィーオブジェクト 外なる神 (new)
317位 ヘヴィーオブジェクト

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk:
379位 学戦都市アスタリスク 09. 悠日戦啾
124位 学戦都市アスタリスク 01. 姫焔邂逅
183位 学戦都市アスタリスク 02. 銀綺覚醒
313位 学戦都市アスタリスク 03. 鳳凰乱武
421位 学戦都市アスタリスク 05. 覇凰決戦

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry:
*93位 落第騎士の英雄譚
125位 落第騎士の英雄譚2
181位 落第騎士の英雄譚3
253位 落第騎士の英雄譚4
330位 落第騎士の英雄譚5
382位 落第騎士の英雄譚6
390位 落第騎士の英雄譚7

Sakurako-san:
*77位 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている はじまりの音
256位 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている

monogatari series:
**2位 愚物語 (new)

Shinmai Maou no Testament LIGHT! was 395th

Leftover from last season:

Overlord:
109位 オーバーロード1 不死者の王
144位 オーバーロード2 漆黒の戦士
153位 オーバーロード3 鮮血の戦乙女
137位 オーバーロード4 蜥蜴人の勇者たち
234位 オーバーロード5 王国の漢たち [上]
201位 オーバーロード6 王国の漢たち [下]
296位 オーバーロード7 大墳墓の侵入者
320位 オーバーロード8 二人の指導者
358位 オーバーロード9 破軍の魔法詠唱者

Source: POS ranks via book-rank.net

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Oricon Series ranking:

*1位 84,631部 Monogatari Series
*2位 46,469部 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*3位 33,186部 Accel World
*4位 28,892部 Overlord
*5位 20,245部 NARUTO Shinden
*6位 17,885部 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
*7位 17,746部 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (Kadokawa)
*8位 14,959部 Heavy Object
*9位 14,114部 Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-(KADOKAWA)
10位 13,427部 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo ANOTHER FILES
11位 Sword Art Online
12位 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka
13位 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
14位 Log Horizon
15位 Isekai Cheat Madoushi
16位 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
17位 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18位 Makikomarete Isekai Teni suru Yatsu wa, Taitei Cheat
19位 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
20位 Shokugeki no Souma ~Fratelli Aldini~

Source: oricon, 2ch

Oct 15, 2015 12:48 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Monogatari raped and pillaged this list, goddamn.

DanMachi is still going strong after all this time. Better make a sequel dammit.

Rakudai got a boost which is good. Hopefully Asterisk will follow suit.

Sakurako is up there, that's good. Hopefully the older vols sell some more copies once the anime gets rolling.

Accel World teaser led to huge sales boost. Maybe the anime original shit wont do so bad after all.

I'm just glad Rokka no Yuusha finally made th- ............oh...nvm.

Oct 15, 2015 12:19 AM by Jonesy974

Awesome, Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho already there with its recent debut.

I'm not sure about HO though...could be hanging there but not expecting it to do well in the future.

Oct 14, 2015 11:43 PM by Stark700

Snow said:
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 5 - 11

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

*1. 80,110 *80,110 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"


Source: Oricon Youtaijou


This is great news. Shaft better adapt Orokamonogatari

Oct 14, 2015 11:22 PM by Jiharo

monogatari surprise!

Oct 14, 2015 10:48 PM by raviel_ken

all hail ainz sama

Oct 14, 2015 10:40 PM by ultravigo

Everyone talking about what tops the charts. Do you guys realize how long DanMachi has been on the chart. That's the most impressive thing IMO.

Oct 14, 2015 10:31 PM by Ahoy_NATO

Monogatari is slaying

Oct 14, 2015 8:53 PM by -Mahesvara