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Japan's Yearly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for 2015

by Snow
Nov 29, 2015 1:52 PM | 176 Comments
Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2015 (November 17, 2014 - November 22, 2015).

Manga Sales by Series
*1. 14,102,521 One Piece
*2. 10,304,112 Nanatsu no Taizai
*3. *8,778,048 Shingeki no Kyojin
*4. *8,605,861 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
*5. *8,569,215 Kingdom
*6. *6,531,508 Haikyuu!!
*7. *4,321,830 Shokugeki no Souma
*8. *4,188,158 Terra Formars
*9. *4,058,119 Prison School
10. *3,758,541 Tokyo Ghoul:re

11. *3,689,013 One Punch-Man
12. *3,638,637 Ao Haru Ride
13. *3,576,177 Tokyo Ghoul
14. *3,498,177 Naruto
15. *3,472,121 Fairy Tail
16. *3,355,844 Yowamushi Pedal
17. *3,199,971 Nisekoi
18. *2,940,024 Diamond no Ace
19. *2,850,718 Owari no Seraph
20. *2,820,526 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

21. *2,818,926 Bleach
22. *2,735,269 World Trigger
23. *2,642,690 Gintama
24. *2,321,095 Orange
25. *2,308,421 Detective Conan
26. *2,304,674 Ore Monogatari!
27. *2,190,845 Boku no Hero Academia
28. *2,148,504 Hoozuki no Reitetsu
29. *1,979,421 3-gatsu no Lion
30. *1,957,229 Kuroshitsuji


Manga Sales by Volumes
*1. 3,185,018 One Piece Vol.76
*2. 3,020,137 One Piece Vol.77
*3. 2,977,466 One Piece Vol.78
*4. 2,810,583 One Piece Vol.79
*5. 2,000,137 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.15
*6. 1,920,780 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.16
*7. 1,807,155 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.17
*8. 1,324,693 Naruto Vol.72
*9. 1,017,871 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.1
10. 1,012,500 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.12

11. 1,009,550 Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki
12. *,997,782 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.13
13. *,991,094 Haikyuu!! Vol.14
14. *,988,183 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.2
15. *,987,660 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.14
16. *,974,184 Ao Haru Ride Vol.13
17. *,957,215 Ao Haru Ride Vol.12
18. *,952,338 Gin no Saji Vol.13
19. *,947,140 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.15
20. *,935,354 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.3

Rank 21 - 100


Novel Sales by Series
*1. 1,220,217 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*2. 1,175,978 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. 1,050,446 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
*4. *,927,413 Overlord
*5. *,883,833 Naruto Hiden Series
*6. *,788,895 Sword Art Online
*7. *,494,721 Kagerou Daze
*8. *,413,663 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series
*9. *,405,666 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
10. *,390,856 Sword Art Online: Progressive

11. *,380,413 Boukyaku Tantei Series
12. *,336,883 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria
13. *,333,922 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!!
14. *,326,179 No Game No Life
15. *,314,890 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
16. *,313,744 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
17. *,313,159 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Tanpenshuu (Vol.6.5, 7.5, 10.5)
18. *,302,486 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu
19. *,294,451 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
20. *,289,046 Hataraku Maou-sama!

21. *,288,060 Monogatari Series
22. *,263,824 Date A Live
23. *,254,547 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
24. *,250,630 Kuroko no Basket: Replace
25. *,242,408 Seiken Tsukai no World Break
26. *,237,742 Accel World
27. *,234,809 Shinmai Maou no Testament
28. *,230,153 Hidan no Aria
29. *,226,010 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
30. *,216,734 Naruto Shinden Series


Novel Sales by Volumes
*1. *,531,409 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.6
*2. *,325,991 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.3
*3. *,285,081 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*4. *,255,785 Kagerou Daze Vol.6
*5. *,251,640 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.16
*6. *,247,532 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.15
*7. *,244,336 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. *,224,761 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10
*9. *,217,136 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.1
10. *,207,460 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10.5

11. *,199,729 Coffee-ten Talleran Jikenbo Vol.4
12. *,194,973 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
13. *,187,465 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.11
14. *,168,810 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.18
15. *,158,397 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.2
16. *,157,524 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.12
17. *,157,104 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.7
18. *,156,331 No Game No Life Vol.7
19. *,151,793 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.5
20. *,148,228 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9

Rank 21 - 44


Novels Separated by Specific Ranking


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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ichii_1 said:
lol
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/02/top-selling-light-novel-series-of-2015-announced

overlord is selling real well in the store fronts :O

Isn't this just from one store?

Jan 2, 2016 9:25 PM by AP24

Jan 2, 2016 5:28 PM by ichii_1

The backlog sales for Bleach were up by a pretty sizable margin this year rather than the last 2 years, did it get more promotion this year than in '13 and '14?

243,402 in 2013
192,019 in 2014
333,737 in 2015

I initially thought it was the 13 blades fan book, but that was separated from Bleach in both the monthly and weekly rankings throughout august, so that wasn't it, the app is the only thing I can think of that caused this slight increase, but that's hard to believe

Dec 28, 2015 12:34 PM by Moverman75

KaoruMatsuoka said:
Danmachi beating Mahouka and Oregairu lolwat
anime boost.

Dec 11, 2015 2:57 PM by Kuma

Danmachi beating Mahouka and Oregairu lolwat

Dec 11, 2015 8:22 AM by KaoruMatsuoka

Iam pretty sure DanMachi gonna get s2 for Overlord, OPM etc which is made by madhouse idk i truly hope they do make 2nd seasons for em cuz all of them obviousy gave a huge boost in sales specialy Overlord, so i hope they change their policy or smth and start making 2nd seasons more and not just leave great animes on 1season... =/

Dec 11, 2015 7:39 AM by KurumiNightmare

moodie said:
Comic_Sans said:
The shit taste

It's killing me
Its time to realize its u who has the shit taste
And that's coming from the guy who has a Futanari doujinshi in his favorites? Pls
AquaWateria said:
Comic_Sans said:
The shit taste

It's killing me


You salty
Not as salty as the people who get their jimmies rustled on a daily basis just because they can't handle my memes

Dec 10, 2015 1:42 AM by Comic_Sans

Kuma said:
shanimebib said:
Not happening. No shoujo manga since post 90s ever got an anime adaptation after ending the serialization.
and then, there goes my hope for orange and taiyou no ie anime adaptation.
I really want a High School Debut anime adaptation!! ): It's a perfect entry to the shoujo romance demographic. Shame it's probably never gonna get one. The live action adaptation sucked.

Dec 9, 2015 9:18 PM by ToG25thBaam

Prison School and OPM doing great. It's too bad I can't say the same about Magi, especially because it returned to being a very enjoyable read for a while now.

Dec 9, 2015 12:53 AM by isla12

Glad to see Prison School is doing well.

Dec 8, 2015 6:03 PM by Comet

bigivelfhq said:
riqueterremoto said:


Just like Beelzebub,Shaman King and many others who were axed.Selling 200k-350k is less than the least a 30+ volume on WSJ with more than one One Piece and Dragon Ball crossover should do.


Does the series has bad rankings in the magazine? No? Than it has no reason to be cancelled, doesn't matter what you think about it!



I don't look much into TOC,maybe if we had an average for 2015 it would be better.But most of the times Toriko only does better than the mangas with sell good but weirdly has low rankings(Bleach,Gintama ...) and Kochikame.

So he sells low and does less than average on TOC

Dec 8, 2015 5:20 PM by riqueterremoto

riqueterremoto said:
MysticLeviathan said:


You're acting like it's selling literally nothing. There are 20 series in WSJ right now. The top 30 is all manga from all magazines. I think you're giving real unnecessary hate to Toriko. Sure, it might not be a top 30 series, but it does sell volumes in the hundreds of thousands.


Just like Beelzebub,Shaman King and many others who were axed.Selling 200k-350k is less than the least a 30+ volume on WSJ with more than one One Piece and Dragon Ball crossover should do.


Does the series has bad rankings in the magazine? No? Than it has no reason to be cancelled, doesn't matter what you think about it!

Dec 8, 2015 4:53 PM by bigivelfhq

MysticLeviathan said:
riqueterremoto said:


Quality means nothing if it doesn't sell


You're acting like it's selling literally nothing. There are 20 series in WSJ right now. The top 30 is all manga from all magazines. I think you're giving real unnecessary hate to Toriko. Sure, it might not be a top 30 series, but it does sell volumes in the hundreds of thousands.


Just like Beelzebub,Shaman King and many others who were axed.Selling 200k-350k is less than the least a 30+ volume on WSJ with more than one One Piece and Dragon Ball crossover should do.

Dec 8, 2015 4:46 PM by riqueterremoto

riqueterremoto said:
aboe said:


why axe one one of the best ongoing battle shonen?


Quality means nothing if it doesn't sell


You're acting like it's selling literally nothing. There are 20 series in WSJ right now. The top 30 is all manga from all magazines. I think you're giving real unnecessary hate to Toriko. Sure, it might not be a top 30 series, but it does sell volumes in the hundreds of thousands.

Dec 8, 2015 3:21 PM by MysticLeviathan

aboe said:
Monomunu said:
Toriko kicked out from top 30 another year. time to axe it.


why axe one one of the best ongoing battle shonen?


Quality means nothing if it doesn't sell

Dec 8, 2015 1:40 PM by riqueterremoto

Monomunu said:
Toriko kicked out from top 30 another year. time to axe it.


why axe one one of the best ongoing battle shonen?

Dec 8, 2015 1:15 PM by aboe

Toriko kicked out from top 30 another year. time to axe it.

Dec 8, 2015 7:42 AM by Monomunu

Agafin said:
Z4k said:
I can't imagine what will happen the day this gets an adaptation.
Judging by the synopsis, it doesn't look like the type of series that can get more popular than it already is imo.
well, it's basicly OPM but with daily life. and look what happened to OPM today.
shanimebib said:
Ritshiro said:
So... Ao Haru Ride season 2, please? :)
Not happening. No shoujo manga since post 90s ever got an anime adaptation after ending the serialization.
and then, there goes my hope for orange and taiyou no ie anime adaptation.

Dec 3, 2015 8:45 AM by Kuma

Ritshiro said:
So... Ao Haru Ride season 2, please? :)


Not happening. No shoujo manga since post 90s ever got an anime adaptation after ending the serialization.

Dec 3, 2015 3:56 AM by shanimebib

Ray-Sensei said:
One Piece still dominating in sales. <3
Nanatsu takes over the second spot beating AOT, thank god.


SnK will definitely take #2 again next year.

Dec 3, 2015 1:21 AM by Guranto-kun

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