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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Dec 21 - 27

by Snow
Jan 4, 2016 3:17 AM | 50 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for December 21 - 27

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

*1. 61,104 *61,104 No Game No Life Vol.8
*2. 26,141 208,961 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
*3. 20,994 *20,994 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.7
*4. 20,190 *49,887 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan
*5. 18,284 *18,284 Chuugoku Yome Nikki (Manga)
*6. 15,606 *27,214 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
*7. 14,669 *25,563 High School DxD DX Vol.2
*8. 10,641 *10,641 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.7
*8. 10,134 *10,134 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.7 Special Edition
*9. 10,090 *10,090 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.4
10. *9,934 228,340 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku

11. *8,630 **8,630 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.3
12. *8,107 **8,107 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 2 Vol.2
13. *8,027 **8,731 Sayonara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei Vol.4
14. *7,314 **7,314 Kyou Kaisha Yasumimasu.: The Christmas Episode
15. *7,245 *51,976 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
16. *6,355 **6,355 Mita Ichizoku no Iji wo Miyo: Tensei Sengoku Bushou no Hansouki Vol.2
17. *6,206 **6,553 Aku no Taizai: Enbizaka no Shitateya
18. *6,162 **6,162 Chronicle Legion Vol.4
19. *6,069 *52,693 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
20. *5,916 125,536 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun

21. *5,826 **6,277 Kuro no Souzou Shoukanshi Vol.4
22. *5,815 *11,062 Only Sense Online: Hakugin no Muse
23. *5,698 **5,698 Zaru Soba (Kawaii) Vol.1
24. *5,613 **5,613 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
25. *5,239 **5,239 Isekai C-Mart Hanjouki
26. *5,315 **5,315 Kamigoroshi no Eiyuu to Ermenhilde Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 61,104 *61,104 No Game No Life Vol.8
*7. 26,141 208,961 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
12. 15,606 *27,214 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
13. 14,669 *25,563 High School DxD DX Vol.2
21. 10,641 *10,641 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.7
23. 10,134 *10,134 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.7 Special Edition
24. 10,090 *10,090 Hidan no Aria AA Vol.4
30. *8,630 **8,630 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.3
41. *6,162 **6,162 Chronicle Legion Vol.4
43. *5,815 *11,062 Only Sense Online: Hakugin no Muse

45. *5,698 **5,698 Zaru Soba (Kawaii) Vol.1
47. *5,613 **5,613 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
50. *5,239 **5,239 Isekai C-Mart Hanjouki
(cut-off 5,239)


Book
18. 20,994 *20,994 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.7
22. 20,190 *49,887 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan
28. 18,284 *18,284 Chuugoku Yome Nikki (Manga)
(cut-off 12,415)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*6. *9,934 228,340 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
*7. *8,107 **8,107 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 2 Vol.2
*8. *8,027 **8,731 Sayonara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei Vol.4
11. *7,314 **7,314 Kyou Kaisha Yasumimasu.: The Christmas Episode
12. *7,245 *51,976 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
13. *6,355 **6,355 Mita Ichizoku no Iji wo Miyo: Tensei Sengoku Bushou no Hansouki Vol.2
14. *6,206 **6,553 Aku no Taizai: Enbizaka no Shitateya
15. *6,069 *52,693 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
16. *5,916 125,536 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
17. *5,826 **6,277 Kuro no Souzou Shoukanshi Vol.4

20. *5,315 **5,315 Kamigoroshi no Eiyuu to Ermenhilde Vol.2
(cut-off 5,315)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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NGNL doing work <3 I don't need another season, just give me my LN.

Progessive anime 2017?

Jan 5, 2016 7:41 PM by Layfonkun

Tevens said:
if madhouse never make season 2 then say goodbye to Onepunchman season 2
but IF! madhouse only make season 2 for OPM..........................RIOT WILL HAPPEN IN FRONT OF THEIR COMPANY BUILDING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, why are MADHOUSE producers are so dick-heads? I just wanna punch them.
Western shows sickens me to death while my favorite shows don't get another season. Also, loved your statement! Yep, it's gonna be war if they release OPM S2 but I think the war will be outside JP :P

Jan 5, 2016 2:32 PM by Masum_Beast

kuuderes_shadow said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
<br />
That&#039;s why I said &quot;rumors&quot;.
<br />
<br />
Which is why I was asking for your source, to see for myself how reliable or otherwise it is. And which you have now provided. Thankyou.<br />
<br />
eromangasensei said:
<br />
Thanks, k_s! I didnt know it was mainly sold from kyoani shop, since recently I read that free has sold somewhat around 650k novels. Thanks again! (btw that novel is totally getting an anime, it was the winner after all xD)
<br />
<br />
They are sold from various other retailers as well, so volumes can get on Oricon. The highest reported sales for any KA Esuma Bunko release to date is 26476 for volume 2 of High Speed (which Free is based on), from 7.5 weeks of sales. If you&#039;re right about the 650k figure then that should give you an idea of how underreported the sales are on Oricon (the series has 2 volumes).<br />
<br />
With regards to the new release, obviously it didn&#039;t rank on Oricon. It wasn&#039;t on the POS rankings and book-rank.net didn&#039;t even bother to list it as unranked. None of Osakaya, Tsutaya, Honto or Amazon sell KA Esuma Bunko releases at all. <br />
Tora no Ana does, but in only a few of their stores, and their ranking is only for the top 100 of all books (which in a week like this one would not be easy to get on). They haven&#039;t released the rankings for the week in question yet anyway, and the limited nature of the release means that the data wouldn&#039;t be truly comparable even if they did...<br />
Those are the sets of data we have.
kuuderes_shadow said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
<br />
That&#039;s why I said &quot;rumors&quot;.
<br />
<br />
Which is why I was asking for your source, to see for myself how reliable or otherwise it is. And which you have now provided. Thankyou.<br />
<br />
eromangasensei said:
<br />
Thanks, k_s! I didnt know it was mainly sold from kyoani shop, since recently I read that free has sold somewhat around 650k novels. Thanks again! (btw that novel is totally getting an anime, it was the winner after all xD)
<br />
<br />
They are sold from various other retailers as well, so volumes can get on Oricon. The highest reported sales for any KA Esuma Bunko release to date is 26476 for volume 2 of High Speed (which Free is based on), from 7.5 weeks of sales. If you&#039;re right about the 650k figure then that should give you an idea of how underreported the sales are on Oricon (the series has 2 volumes).<br />
<br />
With regards to the new release, obviously it didn&#039;t rank on Oricon. It wasn&#039;t on the POS rankings and book-rank.net didn&#039;t even bother to list it as unranked. None of Osakaya, Tsutaya, Honto or Amazon sell KA Esuma Bunko releases at all. <br />
Tora no Ana does, but in only a few of their stores, and their ranking is only for the top 100 of all books (which in a week like this one would not be easy to get on). They haven&#039;t released the rankings for the week in question yet anyway, and the limited nature of the release means that the data wouldn&#039;t be truly comparable even if they did...<br />
Those are the sets of data we have.


oh ok. Really informative, thank you! :)

650k isnt really concrete, I only took a fleeting glance on the article about free's financial report, but yeah I think this number is pretty close.

Jan 5, 2016 1:48 PM by JetNoir

Nachtwandler_21 said:

That's why I said "rumors".


Which is why I was asking for your source, to see for myself how reliable or otherwise it is. And which you have now provided. Thankyou.

eromangasensei said:

Thanks, k_s! I didnt know it was mainly sold from kyoani shop, since recently I read that free has sold somewhat around 650k novels. Thanks again! (btw that novel is totally getting an anime, it was the winner after all xD)


They are sold from various other retailers as well, so volumes can get on Oricon. The highest reported sales for any KA Esuma Bunko release to date is 26476 for volume 2 of High Speed (which Free is based on), from 7.5 weeks of sales. If you're right about the 650k figure then that should give you an idea of how underreported the sales are on Oricon (the series has 2 volumes).

With regards to the new release, obviously it didn't rank on Oricon. It wasn't on the POS rankings and book-rank.net didn't even bother to list it as unranked. None of Osakaya, Tsutaya, Honto or Amazon sell KA Esuma Bunko releases at all.
Tora no Ana does, but in only a few of their stores, and their ranking is only for the top 100 of all books (which in a week like this one would not be easy to get on). They haven't released the rankings for the week in question yet anyway, and the limited nature of the release means that the data wouldn't be truly comparable even if they did...
Those are the sets of data we have.

Jan 5, 2016 1:28 PM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
eromangasensei said:
Hey I just remembered, but wasnt the kyoani grand prize winning novel also released last week? How did it do?
<br />
<br />
A large proportion of the sales of KA Esuma Bunko series come from the KyoAni shop, which (as far as I&#039;m aware) doesn&#039;t report its sales to anyone, so there&#039;s no way of knowing.


Thanks, k_s! I didnt know it was mainly sold from kyoani shop, since recently I read that free has sold somewhat around 650k novels. Thanks again! (btw that novel is totally getting an anime, it was the winner after all xD)

Jan 5, 2016 12:57 PM by JetNoir

NotThisShitAgain said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
There&#039;s a rumors about NGNL S2 being planned for next year. Ands I don&#039;t get your problem with MadHouse. A bunch of their series got more than one season. Don&#039;t you mistake them with BrainsBase?<br />
<br />
I could name at least 4 MadHouse series that got second seasons and a bunch that got OVA/movie sequels.


Nope, it won't.

What series from Madhouse that got S2??
Chihayafuru? Kaiji?
Barefoot Gen?
They're from Manga NOT LN, basically Madhouse never make S2 Anime from LN.
Boogiepop Phantom is the first LN adaptation from Madhouse, and it's been more than 10 years since 1st Season, still no news for S2 just RUMOURS.

Nah, they must make Mahouka first than NGNL because Mahouka have More Profitable than NGNL, also Mahouka have more fans in Japan than NGNL, it's gonna be RIOT if Madhouse make S2 NGNL than S2 Mahouka.


LOL. It doesn't have anything to do with MadHouse itself or type of source. If some other studio made S2 of their LN adaptation or if there were official announcement from publisher "we wanted to make S2 of LN X but MadHouse bosses refused" than your comment could be legit, but it's not.



kuuderes_shadow said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
There's a rumors about NGNL S2 being planned for next year.


Source please?



That's why I said "rumors".

Jan 5, 2016 12:40 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Nachtwandler_21 said:
There's a rumors about NGNL S2 being planned for next year.


Source please?

eromangasensei said:
Hey I just remembered, but wasnt the kyoani grand prize winning novel also released last week? How did it do?


A large proportion of the sales of KA Esuma Bunko series come from the KyoAni shop, which (as far as I'm aware) doesn't report its sales to anyone, so there's no way of knowing.

Jan 5, 2016 12:31 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Nachtwandler_21 said:
There&#039;s a rumors about NGNL S2 being planned for next year. Ands I don&#039;t get your problem with MadHouse. A bunch of their series got more than one season. Don&#039;t you mistake them with BrainsBase?<br />
<br />
I could name at least 4 MadHouse series that got second seasons and a bunch that got OVA/movie sequels.


Nope, it won't.

What series from Madhouse that got S2??
Chihayafuru? Kaiji?
Barefoot Gen?
They're from Manga NOT LN, basically Madhouse never make S2 Anime from LN.
Boogiepop Phantom is the first LN adaptation from Madhouse, and it's been more than 10 years since 1st Season, still no news for S2 just RUMOURS.

Nah, they must make Mahouka first than NGNL because Mahouka have More Profitable than NGNL, also Mahouka have more fans in Japan than NGNL, it's gonna be RIOT if Madhouse make S2 NGNL than S2 Mahouka.

Jan 5, 2016 12:20 PM by NotThisShitAgain

Hey I just remembered, but wasnt the kyoani grand prize winning novel also released last week? How did it do?

Jan 5, 2016 12:10 PM by JetNoir

TheGeniusBaka said:
G_Spark233 said:
Nice sales for NGNL. Season 2 when?
it is MAD-HOUSE......may be................................................never


if madhouse never make season 2 then say goodbye to Onepunchman season 2
but IF! madhouse only make season 2 for OPM..........................RIOT WILL HAPPEN IN FRONT OF THEIR COMPANY BUILDING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Masum_Beast said:
Let us all bet on S2 of NGNL. Winners get Steph's panties, while loser's have to give the key to Steph's grandfather's porn room :P
Asciente!


i like that. i'm in!
Asciente!

Jan 5, 2016 10:13 AM by Tevens

Let us all bet on S2 of NGNL. Winners get Steph's panties, while loser's have to give the key to Steph's grandfather's porn room :P
Asciente!

Jan 5, 2016 6:33 AM by Masum_Beast

-ShadowClaw- said:
tragedydesu said:
NGNL S2 PLZ MADHOUSE
and sao s3 is coming anyway


SAO is getting a new movie not a s3..i0t has not been confirmed yet.


A-1 head producer said that studio will animate SAO as long as there's LN volumes to adapt.

Jan 5, 2016 6:22 AM by Nachtwandler_21

tragedydesu said:
NGNL S2 PLZ MADHOUSE
and sao s3 is coming anyway


SAO is getting a new movie not a s3..i0t has not been confirmed yet.

Jan 5, 2016 6:13 AM by -ShadowClaw-

There's rumors about NGNL S2 being planned for the next year. And I don't get your problem with MadHouse. A bunch of their series got more than one season. Don't you mistake them with BrainsBase?

I could name at least 4 MadHouse series that got second seasons and a bunch that got OVA/movie sequels.

Jan 5, 2016 6:06 AM by Nachtwandler_21

NGNL S2 PLZ MADHOUSE
and sao s3 is coming anyway

Jan 5, 2016 3:21 AM by tragedydesu

MAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDHOUUUUUSEEEE PLEASSSSEEE

Make a season 2 of NGNL T.T

Jan 5, 2016 2:04 AM by Cashdax

kuuderes_shadow said:
Cody_Abbott said:
Anyone know what the sales this week where for Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry? I don't know about if these sites and stuff show the lower ranked ones.


It is a bit odd that it isn't on there. Series sales were 7k lower than the previous week, yet sales of the latest volume were >10k lower. This may be down to a late post-anime boost. It was 209th on the POS ranking, which is slightly higher than most of the things that are at the lower end of the Oricon rankings.

In short, it was probably just a few sales outside of the rankings.

I estimate Vol 1-8 altogether sold about 9k for the week and almost 5k for the previous week.

Jan 4, 2016 5:24 PM by AP24

G_Spark233 said:
Nice sales for NGNL. Season 2 when?


Well the director of NGNL Ishizuka Atsuko is now busy with Prince of Stride so i can tell that it wont be any time soon

Jan 4, 2016 4:14 PM by H-X-H

Vindstot said:
kuuderes_shadow said:

Looks interesting indeed.

Great! I knew it'd catch people's attention, and certainly not because of its long title alone but the potential goodness it may contain. Bet some people thought I was making a mockery of that LN. Pfft.. :3

hmmm... let's believe! x).


Biasa said:
TheGeniusBaka said:
it is MAD-HOUSE......may be................................................never

yeah... is not easy to work without source material

?
Volumes adapted in the first anime series : 3 (volume 1-3).
Volumes currently out that have not been adapted into anime : 5 (volume 4-8).
That's not the problem here.

as I explained before in a previous ln sales thread, there will probably never be a second season. Because as usual Madhouse messed up the adaptation, doing something they shouldn't have done, that make a second season (which would otherwise have been fairly easy) highly improbable imo.
They put the end of volume 6 at the end of the anime adaptation. Which means that a new season adapting 4-6 would end exactly at the same place as the first season.
Even if they try to rush or to skip volume 6 that is skippable (although that's the best volume so that would be very sad) to avoid finishing at the same place(note :they can't skip 4 and 5 at all), volume 7 is the beginning of an arc so it won't work, except if they want the second season to skip the best part AND be rushed AND have the second arc reaching the place madhouse adaptation ended at the end of episode 6 . That or ending the second season in a very harsh triple cliffhanger. (since that's how harsh is the end of volume 7).

So yeah, very low probability, so I would advise anyone interested in NGNL to read the novels instead. .

Jan 4, 2016 4:13 PM by Zefyris

TheGeniusBaka said:
G_Spark233 said:
Nice sales for NGNL. Season 2 when?
it is MAD-HOUSE......may be................................................never

yeah... is not easy to work without source material

Jan 4, 2016 4:03 PM by Biasa