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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jan 25 - 31

by Snow
Feb 3, 2016 4:10 PM | 23 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for January 25 - 31

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

*1. 15,964 110,905 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
*2. 15,805 *21,794 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
*3. *9,398 *68,408 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*4. *8,512 *56,542 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
*5. *7,938 **7,938 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.6
*6. *7,231 *14,318 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.3
*7. *7,063 135,088 No Game No Life Vol.8
*8. *7,030 *50,708 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
*9. *6,781 *22,021 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.14
10. *6,714 *16,693 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.9

11. *6,538 *12,806 Absolute Duo Vol.10
12. *6,197 **6,197 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.7
13. *6,196 *44,776 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
14. *6,124 **6,124 Shinkan to Ou, Mugen no Gotoki Hibi: Shinkan Series Bangaihenshuu Vol.2
15. *6,043 **6,043 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.4
16. *5,985 **5,985 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
17. *5,970 *12,741 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.9
18. *5,750 *42,350 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
19. *5,472 **5,472 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.3
20. *5,382 **5,382 Youjo Senki Vol.5

21. *5,223 **5,223 Ryuuhou no Fumoto ni Bokura wa Sundeimasu Vol.1
22. *4,716 *12,567 The New Gate Vol.6
23. *4,529 **7,954 Tensei shichatta yo (Iya, Gomen) Vol.4
24. *4,282 **4,282 Isekai Tensei ni Kansha wo Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*8. 15,805 *21,794 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
16. *9,398 *68,408 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
18. *8,512 *56,542 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
20. *7,938 **7,938 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.6
29. *7,063 135,088 No Game No Life Vol.8
30. *7,030 *50,708 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
32. *6,781 *22,021 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.14
35. *6,538 *12,806 Absolute Duo Vol.10
39. *6,196 *44,776 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
41. *6,124 **6,124 Shinkan to Ou, Mugen no Gotoki Hibi: Shinkan Series Bangaihenshuu Vol.2

43. *6,043 **6,043 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.4
47. *5,750 *42,350 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
50. *5,472 **5,472 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.3
(cut-off 5,472)


Book
11. 15,964 110,905 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
49. *6,714 *16,693 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.9
(cut-off 6,645)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*9. *6,197 **6,197 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.7
10. *5,985 **5,985 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
11. *5,970 *12,741 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.9
13. *5,382 **5,382 Youjo Senki Vol.5
15. *4,716 *12,567 The New Gate Vol.6
16. *4,529 **7,954 Tensei shichatta yo (Iya, Gomen) Vol.4
17. *4,282 **4,282 Isekai Tensei ni Kansha wo Vol.2
(cut-off 3,230)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Look at KonoSuba go this week!

2016年1月25日~2016年1月31日 ライトノベル商品グループ別(2016年2月8日付)
*1位 50,936部 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!
*2位 26,151部 最弱無敗の神装機竜≪バハムート≫
*3位 24,273部 <物語>シリーズ
*4位 16,365部 灰と幻想のグリムガル
*5位 15,451部 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ(KADOKAWA)
*6位 *8,674部 オーバーロード
*7位 *8,609部 ソードアート・オンライン
*8位 *8,455部 ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ
*9位 *7,938部 チート薬師の異世界旅
10位 *7,468部 臨床犯罪学者・火村英生の推理

2016年1月25日~2016年1月31日 文庫(2016年2月8日付)
16位 36位 *9回 **9,398部 *68,408部 13/09/28 *856日 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
18位 48位 *8回 **8,512部 *56,542部 13/11/30 *793日 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! 2 中二病でも魔女がしたい!
30位 **位 *8回 **7,030部 *50,708部 14/02/28 *703日 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! 3 よんでますよ、ダクネスさん。
39位 **位 *8回 **6,196部 *44,776部 14/05/01 *641日 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! 4 鈍ら四重奏 ナマクラカルテット
47位 **位 *8回 **5,750部 *42,350部 14/08/30 *520日 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! 5 爆裂紅魔にレッツ&ゴー!!

Feb 4, 2016 1:26 PM by hpulley

Well it changes. The editor pays them indeed, but the studio also gets money from the BD sales.
So if the BD sales are poor in the first season, other anime studio could think twice before accepting a contract knowing they'll only get money from one side and not two sides. Or they could accept. Not every studios have the same standards. Jut like not every editor has the same standards as well.

Feb 4, 2016 9:25 AM by Zefyris

If DEEN doesn't want to animate a second season they can find someone who will. Many animation studios have no skin in the game at all, they are simply paid to do the animation work. Their payout does not change at all depending on how the discs sell. I don't know how much investment DEEN has in this one, if any, or if they're simply being paid to animate it. DEEN can certainly say no but I'm not sure they would have any reason to refuse the work unless they're overbooked.

Feb 4, 2016 9:02 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
paladinmahdi said:
I'm loving Kono suba this season, and hopefully Deen will release a 2nd season. I WANT MORE MEGUMIN.
Remember, remember, remember that DEEN doesn't decide. If asked to animate S2 I'm sure they would. The publisher may not. Unfortunately the disc sales are not looking great and even with good disc sales a lot of LN publishers don't see the need for S2 as it only rarely gives a sizable second bump to the sales of the source material.

I would love to be wrong but Mondaiji-tachi got a huge LN boost with decent though not great disc numbers and never got an S2. Kore wa Zombie desuka with slightly better S1 numbers did get S2 but that was a while ago now. Sadly I fear for just a one season and done adaptation here.

You can't really compare Kore wa zombie desu ka? to Mondaiji for a simple reasn : it's not the same label so peoples taking the decisions aren't the same, and the requirement to do a second season are therefore not the same as well.

In the last 5 years, Fujimi Fantasia bunko has done more than twice the anime adaptation sneaker bunko did. Furthermore, in the last 5 years, AFAIK sneaker bunko only did ONE sequel in anime adaptation, whereas Fujimi Fantasia bunko did several.
That's clearly not the same. So simply comparing the effect on sales won't help you here. Yes it's important for their decision, definitely. So something not selling better after the first anime season will probably not get a second season. Probably.It depends on the circumstances for the label. For example, peoples have been saying that RnY will never get a second season due to poor LN sales. Well, just to point out, RnY is in the top 2 best seller of this editor, and it still doubled its sales /volume compared to before the anime. This woudnb't be enough to motivate dengeki bunko to make a sequel, but wouldn't this be enough for a smaller label company like Dash X bunko? We don't know.

If anything, in RnY's case, the bigger problem is probably the BD sales. BEcause even if the editor wish to make a sequel, if no anime studio is ready to accept the contract due to the sales figure of the first season, that won't lead to anything, right.
So it's really difficult to point out if yes or no something will get a sequel. In some case they're simply waiting for the anime boost to disappear before making a sequel to maximize the effect on LN sales. In other cases they really have no intention of doing one. And in some case their may be no studio ready to take the contract.

Feb 4, 2016 8:49 AM by Zefyris

paladinmahdi said:
I'm loving Kono suba this season, and hopefully Deen will release a 2nd season. I WANT MORE MEGUMIN.
Remember, remember, remember that DEEN doesn't decide. If asked to animate S2 I'm sure they would. The publisher may not. Unfortunately the disc sales are not looking great and even with good disc sales a lot of LN publishers don't see the need for S2 as it only rarely gives a sizable second bump to the sales of the source material.

I would love to be wrong but Mondaiji-tachi got a huge LN boost with decent though not great disc numbers and never got an S2. Kore wa Zombie desuka with slightly better S1 numbers did get S2 but that was a while ago now. Sadly I fear for just a one season and done adaptation here.

Feb 4, 2016 8:27 AM by hpulley

"transported to another world" is a new genre.
These look good, less on the fighting part.
12. +*6,197 **6,197 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.7
19. *5,472 **5,472 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.3

Kono Suba's boost is real :O
But overlord also still going strong.
100K+ overall since the anime ended.
Series rankings:
*6位 Overlord

Feb 4, 2016 7:41 AM by ichii_1

wow sakurako-san in second. I felt the anime had potential, but didn't live upto it.

Waza as usual doing it's job.

Feb 4, 2016 6:46 AM by Frostbytes

Woot the Konosuba boost, really deserving though,now gave us the season 2 DEEN

Feb 4, 2016 6:02 AM by Mizunashi

FallenDesire said:
Fab to see Sakurako-san up there. Think pre-anime it was around the same though perhaps took a tad longer. I'm not certain on that mind.


From the refugeechan thread:
**9,930部 *26,503部 15/02/25 **12日 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている 謡う指先
*10,947部 *27,409部 15/09/24 **11日 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている はじまりの音
*15,805部 *21,794部 16/01/23 ***9日 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている 狼の時間

So vol 7 (pre-anime) sold 26503 in 12 days, and volume 8 (shortly before the anime started) sold 27409 in 11 days. Volume 9 has sold 21794 in 9 days.

Feb 4, 2016 4:46 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Fab to see Sakurako-san up there. Think pre-anime it was around the same though perhaps took a tad longer. I'm not certain on that mind.

KonoSuba boost is very strong again which is good to see. Also good to see Oda Nobuna no Yabou still selling well.

Feb 4, 2016 4:23 AM by VulgarLife

Glad to see Mushoku tensei is still riding the momentum from last week`s sales, and it is also higher than the last volume.

Feb 4, 2016 3:43 AM by Animatte


13. *5,382 **5,382 Youjo Senki Vol.5


That's the only thing mattering to me in this week's sales report.
Nice result considering the release date was pretty much at the end of that week.
btw the full title was "Youjo Senki 5 : abyssus abyssum invocat" rather than just "youjo senki 5".

mandatory cover pic just because :



hell yeah.

Feb 4, 2016 12:59 AM by Zefyris

POS rank for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

(Key:
rank - ISBN number - title - publisher (abbreviated) - author - date)

KonoSuba
53 9784041010204 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! KADOK 暁なつめ 2013.9.28
65 9784041011102 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!2 KADOK 暁なつめ 2013.11.30
86 9784041012420 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!3 KADOK 暁なつめ 2014.2.28
105 9784041015704 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!4 KADOK 暁なつめ 2014/4/26
113 9784041015711 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!5 KADOK 暁なつめ 2014/8/30
129 9784041022672 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 KADOK 暁なつめ 2015/2/28
140 9784041035399 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 KADOK 暁なつめ 2015/8/29
215 9784041035405 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!8 KADOK 暁なつめ 2015/12/26

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
178 9784797386127 最弱無敗の神装機竜 8 SBクリエ 明月千里 2016/1/15
209 9784797375510 最弱無敗の神装機竜 2 SBクリエ 明月千里 2013/11/15
212 9784797376135 最弱無敗の神装機竜 3 SBクリエ 明月千里 2014/3/15
217 9784797374667 最弱無敗の神装機竜 1 SBクリエ 明月千里 2013/8/10
256 9784797376821 最弱無敗の神装機竜 4 SBクリエ 明月千里 2014/7/15
259 9784797377637 最弱無敗の神装機竜 5 SBクリエ 明月千里 2014/12/15
281 9784797383201 最弱無敗の神装機竜 6 SBクリエ 明月千里 2015/6/13
291 9784797385038 最弱無敗の神装機竜 7 SBクリエ 明月千里 2015/10/15

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
292 9784906866229 灰と幻想のグリムガル 1 オ-バ-ラ 十文字青 2013/6/22
351 9784906866472 灰と幻想のグリムガル 2 オ-バ-ラ 十文字青 2013/11/22
406 9784906866694 灰と幻想のグリムガル 3 オ-バ-ラ 十文字青 2014/3/22
500 9784906866915 灰と幻想のグリムガル 4 オ-バ-ラ 十文字青 2014/7/24

HaruChika
397 9784043943715 退出ゲ-ム KADOK 初野晴 2010/7/24

Source: POS (Shoseki500.blog.shinobi.jp)


Series rankings:
*1位 50,936部 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2位 26,151部 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 
*3位 24,273部 Monogatari Series
*4位 16,365部 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
*5位 15,451部 No Game No Life
*6位 *8,674部 Overlord
*7位 *8,609部 Sword Art Online
*8位 *8,455部 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*9位 *7,938部 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi
10位 *7,468部 Sakka Alice Series
11位 Boukyaku Tantei Series
12位 Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
13位 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Kanzenban
14位 Fairytale Chronicle
15位 Absolute Duo
16位 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita.
17位 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono
18位 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden
19位 Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
20位 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
(source: Oricon website)

Feb 3, 2016 11:59 PM by kuuderes_shadow

I'm loving Kono suba this season, and hopefully Deen will release a 2nd season. I WANT MORE MEGUMIN.

Feb 3, 2016 11:18 PM by PaladinMahdi

Looks like KonoSuba is this year's DanMachi and Overlord.

Feb 3, 2016 6:55 PM by AP24

hpulley said:
Jiharo said:
...I DO hope Shaft will adapt the off season as well.
I hope they do too but I don't know how they're going to adapt...

nisioisin seems to be daring them now, "OK, then let me see you adapt THIS, Shaft!"


Yea. I'm pretty interested to see how they'll handle that but in any case, I don't know if their contracts runs with the off season as well.

I guess fingers crossed and if they DO adapt the off season as well, things might be interesting.

Feb 3, 2016 6:43 PM by Jiharo

Jiharo said:
...I DO hope Shaft will adapt the off season as well.
I hope they do too but I don't know how they're going to adapt...

nisioisin seems to be daring them now, "OK, then let me see you adapt THIS, Shaft!"

Feb 3, 2016 6:35 PM by hpulley

Snow said:
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for January 25 - 31

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

*1. 15,964 110,905 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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OH YEA! Wazamonogatari topped the charts for 3 WEEKS!

Nisio Isin is here to rape the leaderboard. I DO hope Shaft will adapt the off season as well.

Feb 3, 2016 6:17 PM by Jiharo

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9

Yay

Feb 3, 2016 5:35 PM by giathuan2707

Glad to See The New Gate there


Anime When?

Feb 3, 2016 4:35 PM by MaxXZoe