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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Nov 30 - Dec 6

by Snow
Dec 9, 2015 3:08 PM | 21 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for November 30 - December 6

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

*1. 49,323 *49,323 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.6
*2. 24,605 *24,605 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
*3. 15,043 *22,063 Last Embryo Vol.2
*4. 13,167 *20,346 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.9
*5. 12,572 *12,572 Owari no Seraph: TV Anime Official Fanbook - 108-HYAKUYA-
*6. 10,327 *10,327 IDOLiSH7: Ryuusei ni Inoru
*7. *8,490 191,729 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.18
*8. *8,413 **8,874 Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou Vol.3
*9. *8,202 *15,159 Daites-ryou Koubouki Vol.6
10. *7,286 **7,640 Bocchi Tenseiki Vol.1

11. *6,850 **7,912 Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimas Vol.1
12. *6,794 197,280 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
13. *6,627 **6,627 Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha Vol.14
14. *6,593 **6,593 Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Vol.4
15. *6,334 **8,134 Haken no Kouki Altina Vol.10
16. *6,231 **8,941 Fujimi Nichoume Koukyou Gakudan Series Gaiden: Namima nite
17. *6,222 **7,668 Seiun wo Kakeru Vol.3
18. *6,156 **7,217 Ouroboros Record Vol.1
19. *5,595 *38,476 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.13
20. *5,113 **9,239 Seirei Gensouki Vol.2

21. *5,098 **8,054 Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja Vol.4
22. *4,976 **5,178 Builder no Tank Healer Vol.4
23. *4,904 **4,904 Gunpuku no Shoudou
24. *4,070 **4,070 Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!! Vol.2
25. *3,544 *74,266 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
10. 15,043 *22,063 Last Embryo Vol.2
11. 13,167 *20,346 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.9
17. *8,490 191,729 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.18
18. *8,413 **8,874 Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou Vol.3
20. *7,286 **7,640 Bocchi Tenseiki Vol.1
25. *6,850 **7,912 Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimas Vol.1
28. *6,627 **6,627 Outbreak Company: Moeru Shinryakusha Vol.14
31. *6,334 **8,134 Haken no Kouki Altina Vol.10
32. *6,231 **8,941 Fujimi Nichoume Koukyou Gakudan Series Gaiden: Namima nite
33. *6,222 **7,668 Seiun wo Kakeru Vol.3

37. *5,595 *38,476 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.13
44. *5,113 **9,239 Seirei Gensouki Vol.2
46. *4,976 **5,178 Builder no Tank Healer Vol.4
47. *4,904 **4,904 Gunpuku no Shoudou
(cut-off 4,833)


Book
*2. 49,323 *49,323 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.6
*8. 24,605 *24,605 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
32. 12,572 *12,572 Owari no Seraph: TV Anime Official Fanbook - 108-HYAKUYA-
44. 10,327 *10,327 IDOLiSH7: Ryuusei ni Inoru
(cut-off 9,862)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
14. *5,098 **8,054 Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja Vol.4
17. *4,070 **4,070 Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!! Vol.2
20. *3,544 *74,266 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
(cut-off 3,544)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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*6. 10,327 *10,327 IDOLiSH7: Ryuusei ni Inoru
HELL YES

Dec 10, 2015 8:53 AM by Mayuka

Volume 1 isn't the odd one out - the sales were just increasing at that point. If you factor in the last volumes of the original series the sales increased with every volume from volume 19 of Index and volume 2 of Shinyaku.

The drop between Shinyaku 12 and 13 was huge (up until that point things were looking like they had stabilised), though it is somewhat obscured in the long term rankings by the fact that volume 13 had 5 weeks of sales compared to the standard of four for the series. Volume 14 only had 3 weeks, though, and so that will go down as the first volume in the series (that isn't a side story) with sub 100k sales since sales data began. At least until the half year rankings come out next May, at any rate.

Dec 10, 2015 8:49 AM by kuuderes_shadow

that's even more visible than what I thought. If we except for the 1st volume that was published before the end of the 2nd season of anime and has therefore a lower number of sales compared to the next one, it went from 200k at volume 2 to less than 100k for volume 13-14.
200k was the peak sales for index at max influence of the second season of anime.
well this may mean an Index Season 3 to boost the sales, ,who knows.

Dec 10, 2015 8:39 AM by Zefyris

sales of Shinyaku Index at the end of wk 3:
01 - 169972
02 - 213072
03 - 198238
04 - 165493
05 - 158288
06 - 145845
07 - 146213
08 - 147464
09 - 132181
10 - 131109
11 - 130010
12 - 126450
13 - 096020
14 - 094989

Dec 10, 2015 8:29 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Kin088 said:
So, Index Vol 14 hasn't reached 100k yet ??
Seems like this LN is getting lower and lower sales with its new volumes .. or am I wrong?

Overall, the sales have been getting lower and lower those last few years for Index afaik. That's probably not really sensible on one volume compared to the next (what influence this more are the cut off as well as the day of the week it was published), but overall, seems to me like the sales have been lowering quite a bit, and that this tendency is still here.

Dec 10, 2015 7:43 AM by Zefyris

So, Index Vol 14 hasn't reached 100k yet ??
Seems like this LN is getting lower and lower sales with its new volumes .. or am I wrong?

Dec 10, 2015 7:14 AM by Kin088

*4. 13,167 *20,346 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.9

Good second week amount. Expecting it to hit 30k before dropping off. Shame the anime boost hasn't been that big, chances of a S3 at some point is almost 0. Manga sells much more thankfully and is in my opinion better.

Dec 10, 2015 4:18 AM by VulgarLife

*7 12,738 オーバーロード

Nice hyped for vol 10.

15. *6,334 **8,134 Haken no Kouki Altina Vol.10

More Altina X Overlord crossovers when!


*8. *8,413 **8,874 Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou Vol.3
*9 *8,413 ギルドのチートな受付嬢

Read a little bit of this, contrary to how I thought at first did like it somewhat.

17. *6,222 **7,668 Seiun wo Kakeru Vol.3

I thought this one was interesting. Slow-paced, lots of crafting and village development that pays off. This does give it sort of a realistic feel even compared to other similar type of works.

10. *7,286 **7,640 Bocchi Tenseiki Vol.1

Woah not bad at all.

Dec 10, 2015 12:15 AM by barmar

Maledict said:
''Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou''

^ Seems like a complete mystery.


Published by Monster Bunko, which specialises in Isekai-style fantasy series, mostly involving demi-human main characters.

The basic setting of this one seems to be "boy is killed accidentally by a clumsy god, and in apology is reincarnated - but (again, accidentally) as a female elf"

Dec 9, 2015 10:38 PM by kuuderes_shadow

''Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou''

^ Seems like a complete mystery.

Dec 9, 2015 10:23 PM by Maledict

Stark700 said:

I'm curious about Last Embyro though. Saw it on last week's list as well and seems to be rising.


Sequel series to Mondaiji-tachi. Volume 1 sold 25056 in the same number of days, so no it isn't rising.

-Mahesvara said:
I'll give it one more week till mahouka breaks 200k


Not going to happen. Try the week after.

Dec 9, 2015 10:21 PM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:
Shinmai Maou no Testament:
*46位 新妹魔王の契約者 IX (new release last week)

Lance N' Masques:
---位 Lance N’ Masques VI ~ランス・アンド・マスクス~ (new release, not on rankings)

Source: POS via book-rank.net

Thus there are no volumes in the ranking purely from anime boost this week. This will not be posted again in these threads until there are some such volumes in the rankings once more.

Light novel series rankings:

*1 52,895 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban
*2 24,605 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari
*3 17,198 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*4 15,778 Last Embryo
*5 13,622 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*6 13,585 Shinmai Maou no Testament
*7 12,738 Overlord
*8 10,327 Shousetsu Idolish7 Ryuusei no Inoru
*9 *8,413 Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou
10 *8,336 Sword Art Online
11 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu
12 Bocchi Tenseiki
13 Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimas
14 Outbreak Company
15 Seiun wo Kakeru
16 Isekai Izakaya "Nobu"
17 Haken no Kouki Altina
18 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
19 Uroboros Record
20 Madan no Ou to Vanadis

Source: Oricon website, the post above this one.

Dec 9, 2015 10:18 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Weekly Top 10 Light Novel Series
*1 52,895 ハイキュー!!
*2 24,605 終わりのセラフ 吸血鬼ミカエラの物語
*3 17,198 忘却探偵シリーズ
*4 15,778 ラストエンブリオ
*5 13,622 魔法科高校の劣等生
*6 13,585 新妹魔王の契約者
*7 12,738 オーバーロード
*8 10,327 小説 アイドリッシュセブン 流星に祈る
*9 *8,413 ギルドのチートな受付嬢
10 *8,336 ソードアート・オンライン

Dec 9, 2015 9:56 PM by Ejc

ok

Dec 9, 2015 9:30 PM by ultravigo

I'll give it one more week till mahouka breaks 200k

Dec 9, 2015 7:17 PM by -Mahesvara

Good to see Okitegami is still hanging in there, although the ranking dropped a bit. SHAFT should consider an anime adaptation sometime in future.

Dec 9, 2015 4:42 PM by Vindstot

Wonder if Altina will get an anime eventually, I feel like it could.

Dec 9, 2015 4:24 PM by Paulo27

Contrary to the manga one, this Haikyuu cover looks like cheap fanart.

Dec 9, 2015 3:21 PM by NaturalPerm

Volume 9 of Cavalry will be released tomorrow. Cannot wait for it.

Dec 9, 2015 3:16 PM by NeoAnkara

Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku out of the top 10 now...D:

I'm curious about Last Embyro though. Saw it on last week's list as well and seems to be rising.

Dec 9, 2015 3:10 PM by Stark700