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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for January

by Snow
Feb 12, 2016 2:11 PM | 26 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for January (December 28 - January 31)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 2,400,288 One Piece Vol.80
*2. *,766,448 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.17
*3. *,520,300 Ao no Exorcist Vol.16
*4. *,507,395 Kingdom Vol.41
*5. *,442,759 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.25
*6. *,432,702 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.16
*7. *,424,491 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.4
*8. *,353,741 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.28
*9. *,338,811 Fairy Tail Vol.53
10. *,313,770 Chihayafuru Vol.30

11. *,307,733 Gintama Vol.62
12. *,275,483 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
13. *,271,450 Nisekoi Vol.21
14. *,242,361 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.15
15. *,234,304 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.10
16. *,232,622 Umimachi Diary Vol.7
17. *,212,693 Kekkai Sensen: Back 2 Back Vol.1
18. *,205,630 P to JK Vol.6
19. *,204,794 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.5
20. *,202,080 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.43


Light Novels
*1. *,110,905 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
*2. *,*73,984 No Game No Life Vol.8
*3. *,*47,287 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
*4. *,*25,977 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*5. *,*24,664 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
*6. *,*24,366 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.8
*7. *,*23,593 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishoku Negai
*8. *,*22,021 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.14
*9. *,*21,666 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
10. *,*20,674 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo Vol.6

11. *,*19,064 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.7
12. *,*17,986 Fate/Labyrinth
13. *,*17,754 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
14. *,*17,006 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
15. *,*16,693 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.9
16. *,*16,669 Mitou Shoukan://Blood Sign Vol.4
17. *,*16,465 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
18. *,*16,002 Only Sense Online Vol.8
19. *,*15,013 Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy
20. *,*14,982 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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POS light novel ranks for calender month of January: https://kuuderesshadow.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/light-novel-pos-ranks-for-january-2016/


Januari is always a slow month


Indeed, as is quite clear from the various series climbing back up the rankings in the link above...

Feb 16, 2016 5:53 AM by kuuderes_shadow

happy for the konosuba novel. Surely the anime is doing his job

Feb 14, 2016 4:41 AM by Grest

tsudecimo said:
2,400,288 One Piece Vol.80
2,708,651 One Piece Vol.79

that's a noticeable drop, heh.



Januari is always a slow month—in every market. Compare to last years january sales instead. Also, Kingdom staying strong!

Feb 13, 2016 7:05 PM by Encore22

kuuderes_shadow said:
Jiharo said:


Words can't describe how awesome it is to see it here, up at the top, with a pretty good lead from second place!


It's worth noting, though, that none of second to seventh place were released during the period covered.


Ah okay. I guess things MIGHT have been a little difference if any of those were released. I know all 6 are selling like hot cakes and Okite sharing the same author, I wonder which series will top the chart if they were released.

Feb 13, 2016 6:40 PM by Jiharo

Jiharo said:
Snow said:
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for January (December 28 - January 31)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles


Light Novels
*1. *,110,905 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Words can't describe how awesome it is to see it here, up at the top, with a pretty good lead from second place!


It's worth noting, though, that none of second to seventh place were released during the period covered.

Feb 13, 2016 12:11 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Nisio master race.

Feb 13, 2016 7:33 AM by Kotarou_

Snow said:
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for January (December 28 - January 31)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles


Light Novels
*1. *,110,905 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

← Previous Month


Words can't describe how awesome it is to see it here, up at the top, with a pretty good lead from second place!

Feb 12, 2016 10:18 PM by Jiharo

hpulley said:
Monthly series
12 31,209 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Rakudai still selling after anime finished airing. Hopefully this continues a little longer.

Feb 12, 2016 9:05 PM by AP24

Monthly series
7 55,500 Overlord

Overlord still going strong.
Maruyama please keep it going for another 20 volumes :'(

Feb 12, 2016 6:59 PM by ichii_1

hpulley said:
Monthly series

Manga
1 2,734,127 ONE PIECE
2 1,057,538 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
3 939,553 Kingdom
4 632,854 Boku dake ga inai Machi
5 570,034 Ao no Exorcist
6 542,936 Shokugeki no Soma
7 528,495 orange
8 482,394 Shingeki no Kyojin
9 478,000 Sakamoto desu ga?
10 476,844 Haikyuu!!
11 465,410 Kimi ni Todoke
12 447,089 Magi
13 443,243 FAIRY TAIL
14 434,030 Gintama
15 423,731 Chihayafuru
16 411,285 One Punch Man
17 394,412 Dagashikashi
18 387,963 Nisekoi
19 341,877 Nanatsu no Taizai
20 320,235 Akagami no Shirayukihime

Light Novels
1 161,365 Monogatari series
2 142,766 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!
3 112,311 No Game No Life
4 107,292 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
5 66,182 Bokyakutantei (Okitegami Kyouko) Series
6 56,142 Sword Art Online Progressive
7 55,500 Overlord
8 53,339 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
9 48,490 Sword Art Online
10 38,192 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
11 36,299 Mahouka koukou no Rettousei
12 31,209 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
13 31,160 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatte iru
14 27,196 Dungeon ni Deai o motomeru no wa Machigatte iru darouka
15 27,094 Owari no Seraph Ichinose Guren, Ichi Roku sai no Hametsu
16 26,730 orange novel
17 26,496 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
18 24,913 GATE jieitai kanochi nite, kaku tatakaeri gaiden series
19 24,531 Prince of Stride
20 24,194 GATE jieitai kanochi nite, kaku tatakaeri

Thank You Very Much

Feb 12, 2016 5:28 PM by Moverman75

Damn, it's so nice to see Kimi ni Todoke on that list again. Wonder how many times we'll be seeing Sakamoto desu ga? for the rest of this year as well in the top 10.

Feb 12, 2016 3:48 PM by Stark700

!! kingdom making it's way up in the ranks hell yes.

Feb 12, 2016 3:39 PM by Fuchsia

As always One Piece destroying everything else.

Feb 12, 2016 3:37 PM by G_Spark233

Monthly series

Manga
1 2,734,127 ONE PIECE
2 1,057,538 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
3 939,553 Kingdom
4 632,854 Boku dake ga inai Machi
5 570,034 Ao no Exorcist
6 542,936 Shokugeki no Soma
7 528,495 orange
8 482,394 Shingeki no Kyojin
9 478,000 Sakamoto desu ga?
10 476,844 Haikyuu!!
11 465,410 Kimi ni Todoke
12 447,089 Magi
13 443,243 FAIRY TAIL
14 434,030 Gintama
15 423,731 Chihayafuru
16 411,285 One Punch Man
17 394,412 Dagashikashi
18 387,963 Nisekoi
19 341,877 Nanatsu no Taizai
20 320,235 Akagami no Shirayukihime

Light Novels
1 161,365 Monogatari series
2 142,766 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!
3 112,311 No Game No Life
4 107,292 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
5 66,182 Bokyakutantei (Okitegami Kyouko) Series
6 56,142 Sword Art Online Progressive
7 55,500 Overlord
8 53,339 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
9 48,490 Sword Art Online
10 38,192 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
11 36,299 Mahouka koukou no Rettousei
12 31,209 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
13 31,160 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatte iru
14 27,196 Dungeon ni Deai o motomeru no wa Machigatte iru darouka
15 27,094 Owari no Seraph Ichinose Guren, Ichi Roku sai no Hametsu
16 26,730 orange novel
17 26,496 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
18 24,913 GATE jieitai kanochi nite, kaku tatakaeri gaiden series
19 24,531 Prince of Stride
20 24,194 GATE jieitai kanochi nite, kaku tatakaeri

Feb 12, 2016 3:23 PM by hpulley

tsudecimo said:
2,400,288 One Piece Vol.80
2,708,651 One Piece Vol.79

that's a noticeable drop, heh.


Waza Waza Waza
Let's go Nisio.

Man, I really love Okitegami Kyouko no Taishoku Negai's Illustrations. Based Vofan <3

Hopefully it's manga gets translated, looks really interesting and I love the design of Kyouko.

This volume got reased December 28 so the presales which were over 250k are not counted, if it was it would be the same as last volume.

Feb 12, 2016 3:21 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

Arcofdream said:


Rebecca LOL

Looks so out of place



thnx , don't know how i couldn't recognize her .

Feb 12, 2016 3:15 PM by AllenVonStein

AllenVonStein said:
Dat one pice cover looks nice , wonder who is that young girl on cover

Rebecca LOL

Looks so out of place

Feb 12, 2016 3:09 PM by Arcofdream

Anyone have the top series for the month

Feb 12, 2016 2:58 PM by Moverman75

ultravigo said:
as expected of japan...can someone tell me why onepunch man is not famous in japan as it is in usa?
You expected them to wait and buy it in January? One Punch Man volume 10 came out December 4th. Check the December monthly list:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1472555

Feb 12, 2016 2:45 PM by hpulley

as expected of japan...can someone tell me why onepunch man is not famous in japan as it is in usa?

Feb 12, 2016 2:40 PM by ultravigo