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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Dec 14 - 20

by Snow
Dec 23, 2015 4:42 PM | 42 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for December 14 - 20

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

*1. 55,291 182,820 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
*2. 29,697 *29,697 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan
*3. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9
*4. 11,778 *46,624 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
*5. 11,608 *11,608 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
*6. 11,496 *11,496 Tokyo Ghoul "Jail"
*7. 10,894 *10,894 High School DxD DX Vol.2
*8. 10,841 *17,948 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.10
*9. 10,374 218,406 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
10. *9,023 *14,899 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 1

11. *8,950 *14,628 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 2
12. *6,987 *75,907 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.6
13. *6,452 *23,939 Ensemble Stars! Seishun no Kyousoukyoku
14. *6,332 *44,731 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
15. *5,916 *23,456 Ensemble Stars! Kakumeiji no Gaika
16. *5,816 **5,816 Away Deadlock Bangai-hen Vol.2
17. *5,757 119,620 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
18. *5,395 **5,395 Nonbiri VRMOO-ki Vol.3
19. *5,282 *97,757 Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
20. *5,247 **5,247 Only Sense Online: Hakugin no Muse

21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4
22. *4,422 *82,127 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
23. *4,147 **4,674 Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee Vol.1
24. *3,721 **3,721 K: Ao no Jikenbo Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 55,291 182,820 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.04
11. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9
14. 11,608 *11,608 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
16. 10,894 *10,894 High School DxD DX Vol.2
17. 10,841 *17,948 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Vol.10
19. *9,023 *14,899 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 1
20. *8,950 *14,628 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden Vol.4 Part 2
36. *6,452 *23,939 Ensemble Stars! Seishun no Kyousoukyoku
41. *5,916 *23,456 Ensemble Stars! Kakumeiji no Gaika
43. *5,816 **5,816 Away Deadlock Bangai-hen Vol.2

50. *5,247 **5,247 Only Sense Online: Hakugin no Muse
(cut-off 5,247)


Book
*6. 29,697 *29,697 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan
41. 11,778 *46,624 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
44. 11,496 *11,496 Tokyo Ghoul "Jail"
49. 10,374 218,406 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
(cut-off 10,215)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *4,422 *82,127 Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
17. *4,147 **4,674 Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee Vol.1
20. *3,721 **3,721 K: Ao no Jikenbo Vol.2
(cut-off 3,721)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Fai said:
Nice to see SAO:Progressive and Cavalry both doing great, even if I would wish Cavalry to do even better.


Hopefully we can get a second season of Rakudai.

Dec 25, 2015 2:55 PM by Wolf_Of_Reason

moodie said:
Katsu-kun said:
Would love to see an anime adaptation of Okitegami soon as possible, besides it's selling wonderful, then why not?
because it doesnt need an adaption because its selling so well because of the live action


Oh right, there was that live action adaptation.. =_=

Dec 25, 2015 11:48 AM by Katsu-kun

Nice to see SAO:Progressive and Cavalry both doing great, even if I would wish Cavalry to do even better.

Dec 25, 2015 10:35 AM by Ahenshihael

kuuderes_shadow said:

10位 10,652部 Overlord

The only thing that matters <3

Dec 25, 2015 9:06 AM by ichii_1

Katsu-kun said:
Would love to see an anime adaptation of Okitegami soon as possible, besides it's selling wonderful, then why not?
because it doesnt need an adaption because its selling so well because of the live action

Dec 25, 2015 9:03 AM by moodie

Would love to see an anime adaptation of Okitegami soon as possible, besides it's selling wonderful, then why not?

Dec 25, 2015 4:04 AM by Katsu-kun

TheHatredDMC said:
holy_snappers said:
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It&#039;s pretty bad in my opinion. I dropped it at volume 3 because its literally nothing but fanservice.
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Same here. I felt like I was reading something from fanfiction.net until I realized that I was reading Baka-Tsuki Translated Novels.


lol, I thought the same when I read sao first time on BT. I was like, "am I on ff?" kek xD

Dec 25, 2015 1:11 AM by JetNoir

holy_snappers said:
moodie said:
have u read the novels to determine the NOVEL quality or ur just basing it off shitty fanbase and anime adaption?

It's pretty bad in my opinion. I dropped it at volume 3 because its literally nothing but fanservice.


Same here. I felt like I was reading something from fanfiction.net until I realized that I was reading Baka-Tsuki Translated Novels.

Dec 24, 2015 9:25 PM by TheHatredDMC

*5. 11,608 *11,608 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
*7. 10,894 *10,894 High School DxD DX Vol.2

Good good, over 20k in 2 weeks for DxD DX when you take the LE into account which for a set of short stories is rather good. Tokyo Ravens still selling well is also fab to see.

Dec 24, 2015 10:30 AM by VulgarLife

kuuderes_shadow said:
*3位 20,419部 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Source: Oricon via oricon website, refugee-chan


There we go, those are the sales that matter for another season, hopefully it keeps selling and the LN publisher thinks we need another booster season!

Dec 24, 2015 6:41 AM by RealityRush

Okitegami domination this week.

*3. 15,665 *24,802 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9

Not a bad boost at all,might break the 30k

ichii_1 said:
Snow said:

21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4

LOL
Go with the trend and profit XD
lol If you mean that naming trend on Shousetsu(cause those series have nothing in common except reincarnation ) no idea when it started...2012 I guess? .There are a few of those. I only remember 1 more I think was called 'So I'm a Madman what about it?' Right,this one- 狂人ですが何か( kyoujin desu ga Nani ka)


21. *4,905 **4,905 Kajishi desu ga Nani ka! Vol.4 This is Okeyish/decent imo, it's a crafting type of series.Although I'd say it needs more smithing and less bullshitting. If you don't think of the MC as a master blacksmith or smth its more enjoyable that way.Still fun but could've been better.


ichii_1 said:


Oh Overlord where art thou? :'(
The author must be busy with all the anime novels that vol 10 has been pushed back :'(

A very busy period of time indeed

Dec 24, 2015 4:51 AM by barmar

About the release rate of Sword Art Online Progressive:

I should probably come clean and admit that I don't think I can write more than one volume of Progressive a year. So if I cover two floors a year, when will I actually get to the seventy-fifth floor...? I am to scared to consider the possibilities!

Reki Kawahara - Source Sword Art Online Progressive volume 1 Afterword

Dec 24, 2015 4:39 AM by Lobke

^^ That face :O

AP24 said:
Does Oricon charts include LN digital sales or just physical copies?

Just physical copies

Dec 24, 2015 4:18 AM by Zefyris

Does Oricon charts include LN digital sales or just physical copies?

Dec 24, 2015 3:41 AM by AP24

Zefyris said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


Why do I have a feeling you didn't understand Zefyris's pun?

I don't know, but I've got the same feeling somehow here.

Sorry I didn't know there was a SAO spin off called Alternative lol

Dec 24, 2015 3:35 AM by Comic_Sans

kuuderes_shadow said:
Comic_Sans said:
Y do I have a feeling noone here understood my pun :(


Why do I have a feeling you didn't understand Zefyris's pun?

I don't know, but I've got the same feeling somehow here.

Dec 24, 2015 2:36 AM by Zefyris

Comic_Sans said:
Zefyris said:
Did you have any alternative in mind then? x).
Y do I have a feeling noone here understood my pun :(


Why do I have a feeling you didn't understand Zefyris's pun?

Dec 24, 2015 2:00 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*6. 11,496 *11,496 Tokyo Ghoul "Jail"

That's nice. It's getting a large number of reprints due to high demand so curious to see how it'll do in the next few weeks.

Dec 24, 2015 1:57 AM by Z4k

Shinigami1992 said:
YES! Comic_Sans can you see that? Oh man that is really great, what a great pleasure to see on christmas, LOve you japan.
moodie said:
have u read the novels to determine the NOVEL quality or ur just basing it off shitty fanbase and anime adaption?
yakami95 said:
Ofc
keimaconquesta said:

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Zefyris said:
Did you have any alternative in mind then? x).
Y do I have a feeling noone here understood my pun :(

@moodle Actually I've only read the novels (or well, some of them at least, I don't know how many chapters are out now) so I'm pretty sure I can determine the novel quality

Dec 24, 2015 1:54 AM by Comic_Sans

At least my enstars novels are doing well

Dec 24, 2015 1:07 AM by Mayuka