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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Feb 1 - 7

by Snow
Feb 10, 2016 2:43 PM | 32 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for February 1 - 7

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

*1. 10,142 121,047 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
*2. *8,503 *76,911 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*3. *8,159 *16,097 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.6
*4. *7,801 **7,801 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.4
*5. *7,750 *64,292 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
*6. *7,251 *10,465 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.12
*7. *7,014 *28,808 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
*8. *6,736 *57,444 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
*9. *6,405 **7,254 Roman: Fuyu no Asa to Seinaru Yoru wo Meguru Kimi no Monogatari Vol.1
10. *6,256 *51,032 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4

11. *5,855 *48,205 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
12. *5,821 **5,821 Isekai Shihai no Skill Taker Vol.3
13. *5,654 *11,639 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
14. *5,332 *43,965 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
15. *5,048 *39,023 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
16. *4,747 **9,970 Ryuuhou no Fumoto ni Bokura wa Sundeimasu Vol.1
17. *4,730 *10,773 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.4
18. *4,715 **9,204 Tensei Shoujo no Rirekisho Vol.1
19. *4,584 **6,535 Hakuou Shijin "Haran wo Yobu Kyuushuu no Mai!?"
20. *4,440 **9,912 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.3

21. *4,416 **8,369 Ouroboros Record Vol.2
22. *3,924 *10,121 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.7
23. *3,088 **8,470 Youjo Senki Vol.5
24. *2,941 **2,941 Jashin Average Vol.2
25. *2,727 **5,144 Tenseishita kedo, Ouji (Konyakusha) Akirameyou to Omou

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
10. *8,503 *76,911 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
12. *8,159 *16,097 Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi Vol.6
13. *7,801 **7,801 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.4
14. *7,750 *64,292 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
20. *7,251 *10,465 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.12
21. *7,014 *28,808 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
24. *6,736 *57,444 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
29. *6,256 *51,032 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
33. *5,855 *48,205 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
35. *5,821 **5,821 Isekai Shihai no Skill Taker Vol.3

42. *5,332 *43,965 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
44. *5,048 *39,023 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
45. *4,747 **9,970 Ryuuhou no Fumoto ni Bokura wa Sundeimasu Vol.1
47. *4,730 *10,773 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.4
48. *4,715 **9,204 Tensei Shoujo no Rirekisho Vol.1
(cut-off 4,641)


Book
16. 10,142 121,047 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
47. *6,405 **7,254 Roman: Fuyu no Asa to Seinaru Yoru wo Meguru Kimi no Monogatari Vol.1
(cut-off 6,171)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*7. *5,654 *11,639 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
10. *3,924 *10,121 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.7
14. *3,088 **8,470 Youjo Senki Vol.5
15. *2,941 **2,941 Jashin Average Vol.2
16. *2,727 **5,144 Tenseishita kedo, Ouji (Konyakusha) Akirameyou to Omou
(cut-off 2,208)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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@-ShadowClaw- Do you mean this one? Twitter

There's nothing there concerning vol 10 except for the old tweet from a month ago where it says how she/he has no idea when it'll be out(With a very deep deep and meaningful explanation ofc). Ah and also that the WN version is done for.

Well anyway it's all gossip at this point,although I heard that in the interview with Katsukura it was said the entire new volume could be split into 2 parts or was splittable or smth hence the delay.

Meh it'll probably be out in march/april anyway.

Feb 12, 2016 1:49 PM by barmar

Looks like the KonoSuba anime got peoples attention. Pleasant surprise this season and I hope this carries over to the West.

Feb 12, 2016 1:01 PM by TrashDax

kuuderes_shadow said:
-ShadowClaw- said:


nah it's official.


Source for this? After all, ENTERBRAIN typically releases at the end of the month, not the start, with their next batch of releases scheduled for 29th and already lined up.

It's not unheard of for a label to release stuff outside the regular monthly batches and ENTERBRAIN has done so on a few occasions in the past, but it's certainly not the norm, and it's something I would be suspicious of.


Offical sources i can is several statements from the overlord wiki community including the lead supervisor who are fluent in japanese and was told they heard from offical sources....ok so maybe the 2nd march date thing might not be 100% concrte...however the reason as to delay..that is true..it was stated in his twitter sccount he had to postpone the release dat due to the bonus content on the blu rays that he himself is writing...however i can tell you for sure is that once the last blu ray volume is released vol 10 will follow after..so no more than a month after vol 6 is released tops.

Feb 12, 2016 10:23 AM by -ShadowClaw-

-ShadowClaw- said:
ichii_1 said:

Doubt it, the site that had that date was just using it as a placeholder or something.
There is no official confirmation by anyone and there are no ads or a cover.


nah it's official.


Source for this? After all, ENTERBRAIN typically releases at the end of the month, not the start, with their next batch of releases scheduled for 29th and already lined up.

It's not unheard of for a label to release stuff outside the regular monthly batches and ENTERBRAIN has done so on a few occasions in the past, but it's certainly not the norm, and it's something I would be suspicious of.

Feb 12, 2016 9:45 AM by kuuderes_shadow

ichii_1 said:
-ShadowClaw- said:


2 more weeks man,...march 2nd

Doubt it, the site that had that date was just using it as a placeholder or something.
There is no official confirmation by anyone and there are no ads or a cover.


nah it's official.volume 10 was delayed cause the author is writing the side stories that are with the blu ray release of overlord...once those are published...the last one at the end of the month..we will get volume 10..just be a bit patient...cause i know the wait is a killer.

Feb 12, 2016 8:20 AM by -ShadowClaw-

-ShadowClaw- said:
ichii_1 said:
Series rankings:
*9位 *7,966部 Overlord

>vol 10 never.


2 more weeks man,...march 2nd

Doubt it, the site that had that date was just using it as a placeholder or something.
There is no official confirmation by anyone and there are no ads or a cover.

Feb 12, 2016 7:40 AM by ichii_1

Monogatari still dominating the charts i see...

Feb 12, 2016 7:22 AM by Kotarou_

ichii_1 said:
Series rankings:
*9位 *7,966部 Overlord

>vol 10 never.


2 more weeks man,...march 2nd

Feb 11, 2016 2:47 PM by -ShadowClaw-

Series rankings:
*9位 *7,966部 Overlord

>vol 10 never.

Feb 11, 2016 8:08 AM by ichii_1

KonoSuba seems to be killing it arm

Pretty deserved too

Feb 11, 2016 3:16 AM by HaXXspetten

Look at how much Isekai out there dominating the chart.

Feb 11, 2016 3:16 AM by NeoAnkara

kuuderes_shadow said:
D-Joe said:

It sold 17,636 in this week's series ranking, little up compare to last week.
A bit strange though, because Grimgar have total 7 volumes, 17,636/7=~2519, but since no single volume show up in ranking(2.7k lowest), so every volume sold 2.5k at the same time? well, who knows.


Volumes of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, like the vast majority of light novels, required 4416 to get on the rankings (top 20 light novels), not the 2208 threshold for the literature rankings which they are not eligible for.

And thus

Zefyris said:
this actually goes down to 2.5k to reach the 25th place, wow.


is a rather inaccurate statement.

Oh thanks for explain, now that make sense.

Feb 11, 2016 1:32 AM by D-Joe

kuuderes_shadow said:
D-Joe said:

It sold 17,636 in this week's series ranking, little up compare to last week.
A bit strange though, because Grimgar have total 7 volumes, 17,636/7=~2519, but since no single volume show up in ranking(2.7k lowest), so every volume sold 2.5k at the same time? well, who knows.


Volumes of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, like the vast majority of light novels, required 4416 to get on the rankings (top 20 light novels), not the 2208 threshold for the literature rankings which they are not eligible for.

And thus

Zefyris said:
this actually goes down to 2.5k to reach the 25th place, wow.


is a rather inaccurate statement.

You're completely right. still, even 4400 is fairly low. and 2200 for litterature ranking is low as well.

Feb 11, 2016 12:54 AM by Zefyris

D-Joe said:

It sold 17,636 in this week's series ranking, little up compare to last week.
A bit strange though, because Grimgar have total 7 volumes, 17,636/7=~2519, but since no single volume show up in ranking(2.7k lowest), so every volume sold 2.5k at the same time? well, who knows.


Volumes of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, like the vast majority of light novels, required 4416 to get on the rankings (top 20 light novels), not the 2208 threshold for the literature rankings which they are not eligible for.

And thus

Zefyris said:
this actually goes down to 2.5k to reach the 25th place, wow.


is a rather inaccurate statement.

Feb 11, 2016 12:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:
Back to sourcing from book-rank.net as they actually got it out on time this week.

KonoSuba:
*38位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
*51位 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!
*79位 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。
*86位 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~
220位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を! めぐみんのターン
*90位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!5 爆裂紅魔にレッツ&ゴー!!
324位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を!2 ゆんゆんのターン
102位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
377位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を!3 ふたりは最強!のターン
110位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
184位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!8 アクシズ教団VSエリス教団

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut:
243位 最弱無敗の神装機竜8

307位 最弱無敗の神装機竜
311位 最弱無敗の神装機竜2
285位 最弱無敗の神装機竜3
313位 最弱無敗の神装機竜4
312位 最弱無敗の神装機竜5
358位 最弱無敗の神装機竜6
348位 最弱無敗の神装機竜7

Grimgar:
200位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.1 ささやき、詠唱、祈り、目覚めよ
260位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.2 大切じゃないものなんか、ない。
300位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.3 思い通りに行かないのが世の中だと割り切るしかなくても
352位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.4 導き導かれし者たち
403位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.5 笑わないで聞いておくれよ
453位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.6 とるにたらない栄光に向かって

HaruChika: (not listed on book-rank.net as not a light novel)
414 9784043943715 退出ゲ-ム KADOK 初野晴 2010.7.24

(source: POS via book-rank.net and Shoseki500.blog.shinobi.jp)


Series rankings:
*1位 49,625部 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2位 17,636部 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
*3位 17,628部 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
*4位 17,474部 Monogatari Series
*5位 11,486部 No Game No Life
*6位 *9,496部 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
*7位 *8,331部 Cheat Kusushi wa Isekai Tabi
*8位 *7,984部 Sword Art Online
*9位 *7,966部 Overlord
10位 *7,957部 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff
11位 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru
12位 Sakka Alice Series
13位 Isekai Shihai no Skill Taker
14位 Roman: Fuyu no Asa to Seinaru Yoru wo Meguru Kimi no Monogatari
15位 Boukyaku Tantei Series
16位 Masou Gakuen HxH
17位 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18位 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden
19位 Sword Art Online Progressive
20位 Prince of Stride

(source: Oricon)

Feb 11, 2016 12:41 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Hongu said:
Grimgar is nowhere to be seen, guess the anime is a failure.

オリコン  2016年2月1日~2016年2月7日 ライトノベル商品グループ別(2016年2月15日付)
*1位 49,625部 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!
*2位 17,636部 灰と幻想のグリムガル
*3位 17,628部 最弱無敗の神装機竜≪バハムート≫
*4位 17,474部 <物語>シリーズ
*5位 11,486部 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ(KADOKAWA)
*6位 *9,496部 異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術
*7位 *8,331部 チート薬師の異世界旅
*8位 *7,984部 ソードアート・オンライン
*9位 *7,966部 オーバーロード
10位 *7,957部 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! スピンオフ

It sold 17,636 in this week's series ranking, little up compare to last week.
A bit strange though, because Grimgar have total 7 volumes, 17,636/7=~2519, but since no single volume show up in ranking(2.7k lowest), so every volume sold 2.5k at the same time? well, who knows.

Btw if Grimgat still 15k+ next week i will call it success, because you know, Grimgar LN was very unpopular, volume 1 can't even hit 10k sales before anime start airing, while Konosuba and Bahamut was 50k and 30k seller before anime start airing.

Feb 10, 2016 10:47 PM by D-Joe

Well, goodbye MT you did better than usual (

Looks like KonoSuba is owning. Definitely didn't expect to see that much of a boost.

*4. *7,801 **7,801 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.4

Huh this actually does sell decently every time.

21. *4,416 **8,369 Ouroboros Record Vol.2

Ooh really glad to see this(Kitaaa). Just your everyday joe not wanting to die researching immortality, whats wrong with that ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)

Feb 10, 2016 9:44 PM by barmar

Konosuba just raking it in these last few weeks...sad that Grimagr isn't getting sales but seeing on how the adaptation is I'm not surprised.

Feb 10, 2016 7:14 PM by bobzanny

Grimgar is nowhere to be seen, guess the anime is a failure.
Haven't watched KonoSuba and I don't plan to, seems extremely generic and full of Deen QUALITY. Good for the fans I guess.

Feb 10, 2016 6:28 PM by Hongu

PericlesD said:
That proves Konosuba are exceeding expectations, the anime probably boosted the sales
Probably? Absolutely! 50K KonoSuba novels/week have sold for the past 4 weeks! Coincidence? No...

The author Akatsuki Natsume was complaining in their blog that they should have had a simpler signature created for their pen name. They were practicing it in advance of a book signing. I guess there weren't many book signings before the anime aired. Jokingly considering changing their name to a single letter from the western alphabet. Blog:
http://natsumeakatsuki.blog.fc2.com/index.php

Feb 10, 2016 6:07 PM by hpulley