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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Oct 19 - 25

by Snow
Oct 28, 2015 7:58 PM | 54 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 19 - 25

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

*1. 47,299 *47,299 Date A Live Vol.13
*2. 21,583 *21,583 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.7
*3. 13,542 *53,884 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.5
*4. 12,966 *12,966 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.8
*5. 12,909 *12,909 Only Sense Online Vol.7
*6. 12,387 119,135 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"
*7. 11,990 *87,711 Accel World Vol.19
*8. 10,511 *10,511 Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. Vol.10
*9. 10,102 *49,851 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.19
10. 10,094 *10,094 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.8

11. *9,995 **9,995 Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! Vol.5
12. *9,918 **9,918 Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken Vol.10
13. *9,585 150,124 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
14. *9,024 **9,024 Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu Vol.2
15. *8,280 **8,280 Haunted Campus Vol.8 "Kono Ko no Nanatsu no Oiwai ni"
16. *7,624 *50,563 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
17. *7,604 **7,604 Magi Craft Meister Vol.7
18. *7,511 *52,804 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
19. *7,489 **7,489 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.10
20. *7,230 **7,230 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.5

21. *7,056 **7,056 Bu ni Mi wo Sasagete Hyaku to Yonen. Elf de Yarinaosu Musha Shugyou Vol.6
22. *7,031 *85,152 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
23. *6,947 *25,222 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.8
24. *6,811 **6,811 Sonna Sekai wa Kowashite Shimae
25. *6,804 *14,488 Nanatsu no Taizai Gaiden Vol.2 "Karera ga Nokoshita Nanatsu no Kizuato"
26. *6,708 **6,708 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.6
27. *5,830 **5,830 Yomigaeri no Maou Vol.2
28. *5,298 *54,920 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen
29. *5,282 105,721 Overlord Vol.9
30. *4,940 104,754 Overlord Vol.8

31. *4,781 **4,781 Yobidasareta Satsurikusha Vol.2
32. *4,580 101,106 Overlord Vol.7
33. *4,449 **4,449 Dungeon wo Tsukurou Vol.2
34. *4,328 **5,251 Okashi na Tensei Vol.1
35. *4,311 **4,311 Sono Mugen no Saki e Vol.1

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*2. 47,299 *47,299 Date A Live Vol.13
*5. 21,583 *21,583 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.7
*9. 13,542 *53,884 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.5
10. 12,966 *12,966 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.8
11. 12,909 *12,909 Only Sense Online Vol.7
15. 11,990 *87,711 Accel World Vol.19
19. 10,511 *10,511 Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. Vol.10
23. 10,102 *49,851 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.19
25. *9,995 **9,995 Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! Vol.5
27. *9,918 **9,918 Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken Vol.10

35. *8,280 **8,280 Haunted Campus Vol.8 "Kono Ko no Nanatsu no Oiwai ni"
38. *7,511 *52,804 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
40. *7,489 **7,489 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.10
43. *7,230 **7,230 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.5
45. *7,056 **7,056 Bu ni Mi wo Sasagete Hyaku to Yonen. Elf de Yarinaosu Musha Shugyou Vol.6
47. *7,031 *85,152 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files Vol.3 "Sabaki no Tou"
48. *6,947 *25,222 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.8
49. *6,811 **6,811 Sonna Sekai wa Kowashite Shimae Vol.1
(cut-off 6,800)


Book
*7. 12,387 119,135 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"
11. 10,094 *10,094 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.8
14. *9,585 150,124 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
17. *9,024 **9,024 Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu Vol.2
25. *7,624 *50,563 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
26. *7,604 **7,604 Magi Craft Meister Vol.7
33. *6,804 *14,488 Nanatsu no Taizai Gaiden Vol.2 "Karera ga Nokoshita Nanatsu no Kizuato"
34. *6,708 **6,708 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.6
41. *5,830 **5,830 Yomigaeri no Maou Vol.2
(cut-off 5,389)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
13. *5,298 *54,920 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen
14. *5,282 105,721 Overlord Vol.9
15. *4,940 104,754 Overlord Vol.8
16. *4,781 **4,781 Yobidasareta Satsurikusha Vol.2
17. *4,580 101,106 Overlord Vol.7
18. *4,449 **4,449 Dungeon wo Tsukurou Vol.2
19. *4,328 **5,251 Okashi na Tensei Vol.1
20. *4,311 **4,311 Sono Mugen no Saki e Vol.1
(cut-off 4,311)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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whoa..date alive stomp.
and that mushoku tensei...please more

Nov 1, 2015 10:41 PM by rageiX

As expected, DAL is still great as always. Not to mention the 2nd spirit cover.

I hope with the movie and novel's success, they will adapt chapter 8-11 for season 3. Just hoping it's not badly animated like season 2.

Oct 31, 2015 5:44 PM by DarklordVor

I'll keep fingers crossed for MT anime adaption in the near future...

Oct 31, 2015 5:04 PM by AngKear

DAl is first?
Holy moly~~

Oct 30, 2015 5:37 AM by krzysiuu

keragamming said:
hoopla123 said:


MT selling that much for a series that just went from a WN to LN is good. Although not as many sales as others (may have to do with the lack of an anime adaption, promotions, the books are thicker than your average LN but more expensive as well). But it was a popular WN so I'm sure that it will sell strongly in the future once more people know about it. As of right now, the sales for MT as far as I can see is steadily increasing.

And Overlord hitting 100k+ is extremely good too. There are plenty of quality LNs that don't make the top seller list.


Thnx for the explanation. Maybe a anime will be possible for it?


Maybe way later in the future.

Although, seeing some of the LN adaptions so far, I don't know if I would ever want one for Mushoku Tensei.

If we do get one, I hope it will be either Madhouse or A-1 Pictures that gets it.

Oct 29, 2015 7:04 PM by hoopla123

hoopla123 said:
keragamming said:
10,094 *10,094 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.8

I just finish volume 6 and will soon start volume 7. Is these sales good? I don't follow the LN sales so I don't know what's considered to be good or bad sales. Also what series has sold the most since oricon started to collect data? Is 100k that overlord is selling makes it a big seller? Looking at the list it seems 100k isn't a hard feat to reach since a lot of series is selling close to that mark.


MT selling that much for a series that just went from a WN to LN is good. Although not as many sales as others (may have to do with the lack of an anime adaption, promotions, the books are thicker than your average LN but more expensive as well). But it was a popular WN so I'm sure that it will sell strongly in the future once more people know about it. As of right now, the sales for MT as far as I can see is steadily increasing.

And Overlord hitting 100k+ is extremely good too. There are plenty of quality LNs that don't make the top seller list.


Thnx for the explanation. Maybe a anime will be possible for it?

Oct 29, 2015 6:49 PM by keragamming

keragamming said:
10,094 *10,094 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.8

I just finish volume 6 and will soon start volume 7. Is these sales good? I don't follow the LN sales so I don't know what's considered to be good or bad sales. Also what series has sold the most since oricon started to collect data? Is 100k that overlord is selling makes it a big seller? Looking at the list it seems 100k isn't a hard feat to reach since a lot of series is selling close to that mark.


MT selling that much for a series that just went from a WN to LN is good. Although not as many sales as others (may have to do with the lack of an anime adaption, promotions, the books are thicker than your average LN but more expensive as well). But it was a popular WN so I'm sure that it will sell strongly in the future once more people know about it. As of right now, the sales for MT as far as I can see is steadily increasing.

And Overlord hitting 100k+ is extremely good too. There are plenty of quality LNs that don't make the top seller list.

Oct 29, 2015 6:07 PM by hoopla123

10,094 *10,094 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.8

I just finish volume 6 and will soon start volume 7. Is these sales good? I don't follow the LN sales so I don't know what's considered to be good or bad sales. Also what series has sold the most since oricon started to collect data? Is 100k that overlord is selling makes it a big seller? Looking at the list it seems 100k isn't a hard feat to reach since a lot of series is selling close to that mark.

Oct 29, 2015 5:10 PM by keragamming

Thanks for the explanation @kuuderes_shadow

Oct 29, 2015 3:52 PM by Agafin

Agafin said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Furthermore, none of the Overlord volumes even came close to selling as much as this bunko threshold. The only series with an airing anime that is even on the same set of rankings as Overlord is Monogatari, so even if every series with an anime was somehow breaking all records for sales boosts it wouldnt push Overlord off.

I don't get what you mean here. I'm not really well versed in this "specific ranking" that light novels get. Do you mean that Rakudai volumes needed to sell more than the Bunko threshold (6,811) rather than the 4,311 I see in the general ranking?


In the actual data, there is no "general ranking" - that's just MAL putting together novels from all the different rankings into one list.

The data comes from 4 different rankings:
- the bunko ranking, which is the top 50 bunko format releases
- the book ranking, which is the top 50 non-bunko releases
- the "literature" ranking, which is the top 20 out of a selection from the book ranks
- the light novel ranking, which is a top 20 of all volumes Oricon considers light novels. It isn't listed as it almost never gives any information that isn't in one of the other rankings.

Of these four, the literature ranking almost always has the lowest threshold, and the light novel ranking almost always has the highest threshold. Whichever has the lowest threshold of the rankings that a novel is eligible for is the amount that it needs to sell to appear on the rankings. Overlord is eligible for the book, literature and light novel rankings, the lowest threshold of which is the 4311 for the literature rankings, which is thus the amount it needed to sell to get on the rankings. Rakudai is eligible for the bunko and light novel rankings, of which the lowest threshold is the 6800 for the bunko ranking.

Agafin said:
I think your perception has become skewed by the fact that we got, in consecutive seasons, 2 of the 4 biggest light novel sales boosts from the last 4 years...

Possible. Before this spring, the last time I followed these light novel rankings on a regular basis was Spring 2014 and back then, NGNL, Mahouka and Kagerou Days volumes iirc where all getting decent to impressive boosts and appearing on the list all in the SAME season which made me assume it's a regular thing.


The light novel anime adaptations that have given >100k sales boosts to volume 1 of the novel during its time in the main rankings are:
Sword Art Online (Summer 2012)
No Game No Life (Spring 2014)
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka (Spring 2015)
Overlord (Summer 2015)

That's it. Mahouka's boost was 36k. Kagerou Daze's boost is hard to measure as the volume actually entered the rankings not from anime boost but from the boost from volume 5 coming out. It was at most 86k, and may have got more than half of that even if it weren't for the anime. AmaBuri was the next biggest boost of 2014, with 42k sales boost.

In 2013 the biggest boost of the entire year was hataraku maou-sama with 67k for volume 1.

Winter and Summer 2014 both had just a single week for a single volume in terms of visible anime boost - and neither of them sold the amount needed for this week's threshold (furthermore, the former was alongside a new volume being released, and the latter was... well, Sword Art Online).

Oct 29, 2015 12:16 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Agafin said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Furthermore, none of the Overlord volumes even came close to selling as much as this bunko threshold. The only series with an airing anime that is even on the same set of rankings as Overlord is Monogatari, so even if every series with an anime was somehow breaking all records for sales boosts it wouldnt push Overlord off.

I don't get what you mean here. I'm not really well versed in this "specific ranking" that light novels get. Do you mean that Rakudai volumes needed to sell more than the Bunko threshold (6,811) rather than the 4,311 I see in the general ranking?
.

Exactly. BEcause overlord aren't bunkobon, it's easier to remain in the ranking. As you can see on the separated list, the cut off is 4300 for tankoubon against 6800 for bunkobon this week, which is a huge difference. If overlord was published in bunkobon, with the same sales, it wouldn't appear in the ranking at all.
Then again bunkobon are cheaper than tankoubon, so if Overlord was published in bunkobon, maybe the sales would be a bit higher and appear anyway. Who knows.

Oct 29, 2015 11:56 AM by Zefyris

kuuderes_shadow said:
Furthermore, none of the Overlord volumes even came close to selling as much as this bunko threshold. The only series with an airing anime that is even on the same set of rankings as Overlord is Monogatari, so even if every series with an anime was somehow breaking all records for sales boosts it wouldnt push Overlord off.

I don't get what you mean here. I'm not really well versed in this "specific ranking" that light novels get. Do you mean that Rakudai volumes needed to sell more than the Bunko threshold (6,811) rather than the 4,311 I see in the general ranking?

I think your perception has become skewed by the fact that we got, in consecutive seasons, 2 of the 4 biggest light novel sales boosts from the last 4 years...

Possible. Before this spring, the last time I followed these light novel rankings on a regular basis was Spring 2014 and back then, NGNL, Mahouka and Kagerou Days volumes iirc where all getting decent to impressive boosts and appearing on the list all in the SAME season which made me assume it's a regular thing.

Oct 29, 2015 11:29 AM by Agafin

29. *5,282 105,721 Overlord Vol.9


holy crap

Oct 29, 2015 11:13 AM by Biasa

*8. 10,511 *10,511 Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. Vol.10


Those are some good sales. At least the LN is doing well.

Oct 29, 2015 10:58 AM by Flairway

barmar said:
hoopla123 said:


MT definately deserves more sales. I know that the web novel is extremely popular but so far I have all the MT volumes minus vol 7 and vol 8. Gotta get them when I have the chance.


Oh thats pretty neat, I'll have to order all of them as a bundle once they're out......1 day.I do wonder what are the chances of it getting licensed in english though.

hoopla123 said:

Need illustrations of six-packed Eris and Badigadi.
Yup indeed.


If MT gets licensed in english, I would restart my collection all over again.

But ya, MT volumes are a bit more expensive than your average LN (since it is bigger as well).

It is around 1200 yen a volume.

Oct 29, 2015 8:53 AM by hoopla123

hoopla123 said:


MT definately deserves more sales. I know that the web novel is extremely popular but so far I have all the MT volumes minus vol 7 and vol 8. Gotta get them when I have the chance.


Oh thats pretty neat, I'll have to order all of them as a bundle once they're out......1 day.I do wonder what are the chances of it getting licensed in english though.

hoopla123 said:

Need illustrations of six-packed Eris and Badigadi.
Yup indeed.

Oct 29, 2015 8:39 AM by barmar

barmar said:
hoopla123 said:


I was slowly reading down the list and saw Twintails and I was like "Ohh, that's unexpected."

And then saw Mushoku Tensei and I was fucking hyped and almost fell off.

Since I'm a huge fan of the series I always wanted MT to sell well, seeing this list makes me happy beyond measure.

Well kinda similar thing happened to me.Not to that degree but saw Only Moe Online,was like huh so it actually sells that much and suddenly....FINALLY Mushoku Tensei XD

Imo its definitely the best series in its genre,or rather even beyond that.Definitely deserves way more sales.Anyways can't w8 how the other volumes chart,or screw that I need moar illustrations.


Ya. Saw OSO and was decently suprised as well since I see it all the time since the same translator also translates AmA.

MT definately deserves more sales. I know that the web novel is extremely popular but so far I have all the MT volumes minus vol 7 and vol 8. Gotta get them when I have the chance.

Need illustrations of grown up Eris and Badigadi.

Oct 29, 2015 8:19 AM by hoopla123

hoopla123 said:
barmar said:
Thats quite the reaction.


I was slowly reading down the list and saw Twintails and I was like "Ohh, that's unexpected."

And then saw Mushoku Tensei and I was fucking hyped and almost fell off.

Since I'm a huge fan of the series I always wanted MT to sell well, seeing this list makes me happy beyond measure.

Well kinda similar thing happened to me.Not to that degree but saw Only Moe Online,was like huh so it actually sells that much and suddenly....FINALLY Mushoku Tensei XD

Imo its definitely the best series in its genre,or rather even beyond that.Deserves way more sales.Anyways can't w8 how the other volumes chart,or screw that I need moar illustrations.

Oct 29, 2015 8:14 AM by barmar

Agafin said:
So none of the shows from this season have managed to have their backlog volumes rank so far which is probably why Overlord volumes are still there. Pretty underwhelming season (sales wise).


Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry volume 1 ranked on w/c 5th October

Both weeks since then have had extremely high thresholds - I'm pretty sure this week has the highest bunko threshold of the year so far, and last week was the highest since May. Even the last full week of December last year, which is typically the most competitive week of the entire year, had a lower bunko threshold than this week does.

Furthermore, none of the Overlord volumes even came close to selling as much as this bunko threshold. The only series with an airing anime that is even on the same set of rankings as Overlord is Monogatari, so even if every series with an anime was somehow breaking all records for sales boosts it wouldnt push Overlord off.

Also, a sales boost sufficient to get on this week's rankings is something that only happens to a couple of series a year. None of them being on there is not a sign of poor sales.

If you want to see the boosts they're getting look on the series rankings I posted (although bear in mind that some, most notably Shomin Sample, had volumes out recently). Those are some genuinely decent boosts there.

I think your perception has become skewed by the fact that we got, in consecutive seasons, 2 of the 4 biggest light novel sales boosts from the last 4 years...

Oct 29, 2015 7:52 AM by kuuderes_shadow

barmar said:
hoopla123 said:


Almost fell off my fucking chair reading that list.
Thats quite the reaction.


I was slowly reading down the list and saw Twintails and I was like "Ohh, that's unexpected."

And then saw Mushoku Tensei and I was fucking hyped and almost fell off.

Since I'm a huge fan of the series I always wanted MT to sell well, seeing this list makes me happy beyond measure.

Oct 29, 2015 7:52 AM by hoopla123