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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Nov 2 - 8

by Snow
Nov 11, 2015 1:09 PM | 30 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for November 2 - 8

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

*1. 36,593 *44,417 Naruto: Sasuke Shinden - Raikou-hen
*2. 12,247 *26,695 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.6
*3. *9,855 *16,345 Shounen Onmyouji "Katashiro no Hane wo Kuritsumuge"
*4. *8,707 *21,170 Lady!? Steady, Go!! Special Edition
*5. *7,806 *13,710 Migawari Hakushaku no Kekkon Koushinkyoku Vol.6
*6. *7,460 165,830 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
*7. *7,255 *68,430 Date A Live Vol.13
*8. *7,206 *66,558 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
*9. *5,640 132,782 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"
10. *4,372 *62,601 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen

11. *4,332 **4,332 Legend Vol.4
12. *4,295 **5,127 Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha
13. *4,225 *59,997 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
14. *4,178 **4,178 Gokudou Lovers
15. *4,003 **4,003 My Sweet Darling
16. *3,924 *59,299 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.21
17. *3,857 *14,354 Kenja no Mago Vol.2
18. *3,837 *97,455 Accel World Vol.19
19. *3,778 *15,380 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.6
20. *3,619 *13,595 Granblue Fantasy Vol.6

21. *3,532 **4,346 Shiryuutei no Tairiku
22. *3,279 111,595 Overlord Vol.8
23. *3,078 112,488 Overlord Vol.9

Separated by Specific Ranking

Bunko
*6. 12,247 *26,695 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.6
*9. *9,855 *16,345 Shounen Onmyouji "Katashiro no Hane wo Kuritsumuge"
12. *8,707 *21,170 Lady!? Steady, Go!! Special Edition
17. *7,806 *13,710 Migawari Hakushaku no Kekkon Koushinkyoku Vol.6
26. *7,255 *68,430 Date A Live Vol.13
28. *7,206 *66,558 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
(cut-off 4,350)


Book
*3. 36,593 *44,417 Naruto: Sasuke Shinden - Raikou-hen
30. *7,460 165,830 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
50. *5,640 132,782 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 "Orokamonogatari"
(cut-off 5,640)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*9. *4,372 *62,601 Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Anya-hen
10. *4,332 **4,332 Legend Vol.4
11. *4,295 **5,127 Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha
12. *4,225 *59,997 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
14. *3,778 *15,380 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.6
15. *3,532 **4,346 Shiryuutei no Tairiku
17. *3,279 111,595 Overlord Vol.8
18. *3,078 112,488 Overlord Vol.9
(cut-off 2,999)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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ichii_1 said:
Ejc said:
October monthly overall series sales in yen.
14 ¥*,377,843,542 Light Novel  Overlord (Vol.1)


If overlord doesn't start getting it's dues soon (games/more seasons/etc...) then it's confirmed they have something against it :( I'll let it slide till the new year.


Agreed! It needs a second season (24 episodes minimum)!

Nov 13, 2015 12:20 PM by FullmetalCarrot

ALL HAIL LORD AINZ

Nov 12, 2015 11:17 AM by ultravigo

Agafin said:

People always tell me this yet when I look at the list of Highest grossing movies in Japan, there's way more animated movies than in any other country. What gives?


anime movie is often most popular ones but when anime fans talking about anime,people most likely not talking about ghibli or Disney,doraemon or pokemon,one piece or detective Conan these are often surpass 5 or 10 billion Yen box office sales.

Nov 12, 2015 8:25 AM by umashikaneko

Ejc said:
October monthly overall series sales in yen.
14 ¥*,377,843,542 Light Novel  Overlord (Vol.1)


If overlord doesn't start getting it's dues soon (games/more seasons/etc...) then it's confirmed they have something against it :( I'll let it slide till the new year.

Nov 12, 2015 7:22 AM by ichii_1

I see, Seraph of The End is first place.

Nov 12, 2015 7:17 AM by IDontWishToBe

Agafin said:
Can volume 1 outsell Biblia vol.1's known sales (as listed in your thread: http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=26308)


I very much doubt it.
The sales are dropping already (and quite fast) from week to week - and it would have to stay on the rankings well into next year even at the current rate to overtake Biblia. Plus it only has the bunko rankings to go on - some of the later volumes could drop out as soon as next week, and the series will probably be gone by the end of the month.
And it's unlikely that the series will ever see another reappearance - this is, as the name implies, the last of the film adaptations it's getting.
The year rankings won't help as the known sales before the start of the current year are below 900k, and the break between one year and the next happens around now anyway.

Nov 12, 2015 1:08 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Ejc said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Toshokan Sensou: The Last Mission (a new film) came out on 10th October.


It's a live action movie that has grossed ¥1,545,412,500 after 5 weekends (30 days) and has sold ~1.21 million tickets. Generally live action movies have wider appeal than anime movies, unless it is a mainstream one or it's a big late-night/midnight franchise such as Love Live, Madoka, K-ON! or AnoHana.


People always tell me this yet when I look at the list of Highest grossing movies in Japan, there's way more animated movies than in any other country. What gives?

Nov 12, 2015 12:56 AM by Agafin

kuuderes_shadow said:
Toshokan Sensou: The Last Mission (a new film) came out on 10th October.

Oh. I thought that such a popular title would have reached saturation by now. I've added a question in the post you quoted btw.

Nov 12, 2015 12:51 AM by Agafin

kuuderes_shadow said:
Toshokan Sensou: The Last Mission (a new film) came out on 10th October.


It's a live action movie that has grossed ¥1,545,412,500 after 5 weekends (30 days) and has sold ~1.21 million tickets. Generally live action movies have wider appeal than anime movies, unless it is a mainstream one or it's a big late-night/midnight franchise such as Love Live, Madoka, K-ON! or AnoHana.

Nov 12, 2015 12:49 AM by Ejc

Agafin said:
*5位 15,744部 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (KADOKAWA)
*6位 14,306部 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Asterisk is above Calvary this week? o.O

*8位 *10,472部 1,153,710部 図書館戦争 図書館戦争シリーズ 1
16位 **7,875部 *,778,942部 図書館内乱 図書館戦争シリーズ 2
29位 **7,156部 *,677,458部 図書館危機 図書館戦争シリーズ 3
25位 **7,270部 *,651,198部 図書館革命 図書館戦争シリーズ 4
19位 **7,784部 *,620,420部 別冊図書館戦争 Ⅰ 図書館戦争シリーズ 5
24位 **7,296部 *,564,379部 別冊図書館戦争 Ⅱ 図書館戦争シリーズ 6

What is the reason for the boost?


Toshokan Sensou: The Last Mission (a new film) came out on 10th October.

Nov 12, 2015 12:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*5位 15,744部 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (KADOKAWA)
*6位 14,306部 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Asterisk is above Calvary this week? o.O

*8位 *10,472部 1,153,710部 図書館戦争 図書館戦争シリーズ 1
16位 **7,875部 *,778,942部 図書館内乱 図書館戦争シリーズ 2
29位 **7,156部 *,677,458部 図書館危機 図書館戦争シリーズ 3
25位 **7,270部 *,651,198部 図書館革命 図書館戦争シリーズ 4
19位 **7,784部 *,620,420部 別冊図書館戦争 Ⅰ 図書館戦争シリーズ 5
24位 **7,296部 *,564,379部 別冊図書館戦争 Ⅱ 図書館戦争シリーズ 6

What is the reason for the boost? Can volume 1 outsell Biblia vol.1's known sales (as listed in your thread: http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=26308)

Nov 12, 2015 12:37 AM by Agafin

As the topic came up in last week's thread, sales for Toshokan Sensou this week (ordered by volume # not sales rank):
(this week's rank in bunko rankings - this week's sales - total sales - title)
*8位 *10,472部 1,153,710部 図書館戦争 図書館戦争シリーズ 1
16位 **7,875部 *,778,942部 図書館内乱 図書館戦争シリーズ 2
29位 **7,156部 *,677,458部 図書館危機 図書館戦争シリーズ 3
25位 **7,270部 *,651,198部 図書館革命 図書館戦争シリーズ 4
19位 **7,784部 *,620,420部 別冊図書館戦争 Ⅰ 図書館戦争シリーズ 5
24位 **7,296部 *,564,379部 別冊図書館戦争 Ⅱ 図書館戦争シリーズ 6

source: oricon via 2ch

Nov 12, 2015 12:08 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Good to see the Nisio titles hanging in there. Looking forward to his latest work making it to the ranking soon.

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM by Vindstot

Ejc said:
ichii_1 said:
Anyone know how to track the novel sales are for each day?


There's no such thing that I know of (people probably do estimates, but that's about it), although Oricon gives sales for the Top 3 CD Singles and CD Albums in the most recent daily ranking, while Oricon Youtaiju provides this information for a longer time period.

Example:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2011/15/2010/


There's a daily POS ranking but it's not all that useful.
Tsutaya also put out a daily ranking of light novels they sell but that's even less useful (top 20 only, one store only, has an absurdly restrictive definition of "light novel").

Incidentally, if anyone's wondering why there are series in the top ranking that aren't listed underneath, it's because they only showed up in the top 20 light novels list.

Nov 11, 2015 11:49 PM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranks for series with airing anime from w/c 2nd November

Sakurako-san:
205位 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている
448位 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている 骨と石榴と夏休み
321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

Asterisk:
359位 学戦都市アスタリスク 01. 姫焔邂逅
314位 学戦都市アスタリスク 02. 銀綺覚醒
418位 学戦都市アスタリスク 03. 鳳凰乱武
438位 学戦都市アスタリスク 05. 覇凰決戦

Rakudai Kishi:
348位 落第騎士の英雄譚8

341位 落第騎士の英雄譚
391位 落第騎士の英雄譚2
404位 落第騎士の英雄譚3

Monogatari series:
*93位 愚物語

left over from last season:
Overlord:
283位 オーバーロード1 不死者の王
415位 オーバーロード2 漆黒の戦士
409位 オーバーロード3 鮮血の戦乙女
344位 オーバーロード4 蜥蜴人の勇者たち
282位 オーバーロード5 王国の漢たち [上]
281位 オーバーロード6 王国の漢たち [下]
226位 オーバーロード7 大墳墓の侵入者
222位 オーバーロード8 二人の指導者
204位 オーバーロード9 破軍の魔法詠唱者

Source: POS via book-rank.net

Series rankings:
*1位 43,658部 Naruto Shinden Series
*2位 20,878部 Overlord
*3位 20,152部 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu
*4位 17,183部 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*5位 15,744部 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (KADOKAWA)
*6位 14,306部 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
*7位 10,183部 Monogatari Series
*8位 10,014部 Shounen Onmyouji
*9位 *9,733部 Sword Art Online
10位 *8,707部 Lady!? Steady,GO!!
11位 Date A Live
12位 Migawari Hakushaku Series
13位 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
14位 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
15位 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
16位 Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
17位 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18位 Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachiraeta Ken
19位 Granblue Fantasy
20位 Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai

Source: Oricon, 2ch

Nov 11, 2015 11:44 PM by kuuderes_shadow

17. *3,857 *14,354 Kenja no Mago Vol.2
19. *3,778 *15,380 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.6

Too bad there's nothing to boost them with,the sales were still good though.


*3. *9,855 *16,345 Shounen Onmyouji "Katashiro no Hane wo Kuritsumuge"

I know I watched this like 6-7 years ago, barely remember a thing,maybe I'll go for a rewatch.


22. *3,279 111,595 Overlord Vol.8
23. *3,078 112,488 Overlord Vol.9

Nov 11, 2015 11:40 PM by barmar

October monthly overall series sales in yen. Note that this does not include merchandise or mobile game sales for example, as Love Live! reportedly makes 42.3 billion yen per year, ONE PIECE at 28.9 billion yen, Shingeki no Kyojin at 13 billion yen and Gundam at 16.9 billion yen as examples: http://yusaani.com/news/2015/09/19/194023/

2014 Yearly data http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1416495
2015 Half-Yearly: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1395641
2015 May~October Monthly: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1414030

Key: Rank / Sales / Main Contributor to sales / Series Title (Main individual contributor item to sales)

Note: Main contributor can be Movie BD/DVD, Anime BD/DVD, Music BD/DVD, Music CD, Book/Novel, Game or Manga

October 2015 Oricon Top 20 Overall Series Ranking (2015/09/28~2015/11/01)
*1 ¥1,437,788,929 Manga    ONE PIECE (Vol.79)
*2 ¥1,424,165,652 Anime    Fate Series (FSN UBW BD-BOX Vol.2)
*3 ¥1,385,846,733 Anime    Love Live! (Love Live! μ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015~Dream Sensation!~ BD Memorial BOX)
*4 ¥*,828,031,690 Music    Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. (今、話したい誰かがいる by Nogizaka46)
*5 ¥*,761,542,629 Music    THE IDOLM@STER (LIVE THE@TER DREAMERS 01 Dreaming!)
*6 ¥*,657,976,006 Manga    Haikyuu!! (Vol.18)
*7 ¥*,615,119,904 Manga    Kingdom (Vol.40)
*9 ¥*,540,287,684 Manga    Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Vol.16)
10 ¥*,512,684,111 Literature  Toshokan Sensou (Vol.1)
[Rank 11~20]


Totals as of Nov 1st

Nov 11, 2015 10:35 PM by Ejc

Oroka still here yay~
hope they animate that too

Nov 11, 2015 9:06 PM by Kotarou_

ichii_1 said:
Anyone know how to track the novel sales are for each day?


There's no such thing that I know of (people probably do estimates, but that's about it), although Oricon gives sales for the Top 3 CD Singles and CD Albums in the most recent daily ranking, while Oricon Youtaiju provides this information for a longer time period.

Example:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2015-11-10/

Nov 11, 2015 7:35 PM by Ejc

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
Naruto the first is very Worst

Nov 11, 2015 7:21 PM by yakami95