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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Feb 15 - 21

by Snow
Feb 24, 2016 2:28 PM | 44 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for February 15 - 21

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

*1. 12,367 *50,705 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15
*2. 10,870 *96,959 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*3. *9,432 *11,777 Seiken Tsukai no World Break Vol.15
*4. *9,201 *81,915 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
*5. *7,948 *72,768 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
*6. *7,930 **7,930 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.12
*7. *7,633 *11,185 Goblin Slayer
*8. *7,096 *64,782 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
*9. *7,012 *21,898 Durarara!! SH Vol.4
10. *7,000 **7,000 Full Metal Panic! Another SS

11. *6,680 *28,188 Zettai naru Isolator Vol.3
12. *6,478 **8,496 Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu! Vol.2
13. *6,256 **7,780 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.2
14. *5,986 *45,390 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
15. *5,747 *60,289 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo Vol.5
16. *5,616 *55,303 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
17. *5,486 *49,882 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
18. *5,474 *14,483 Tada, Soredake Yokatta ndesu
19. *4,873 *20,939 Heavy Object Vol.11
20. *4,537 **5,158 Liede Fusai no Naresome: Mayoikonda Kimi no Himitsu

21. *4,420 **4,420 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.4
22. *4,386 132,637 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
23. *3,737 **4,492 Yasei Last Boss ga Arawareta! Vol.1
24. *2,945 **3,609 Mahou no Kuni no Madan Vol.2
25. *2,721 *16,350 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
26. *2,467 **2,467 Ginga Rengou Nippon Vol.1
27. *1,957 **1,957 Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru Kamoshirenai. Vol.3

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*8. 12,367 *50,705 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15
12. 10,870 *96,959 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
14. *9,432 *11,777 Seiken Tsukai no World Break Vol.15
15. *9,201 *81,915 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
20. *7,948 *72,768 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
21. *7,930 **7,930 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.12
23. *7,633 *11,185 Goblin Slayer
25. *7,096 *64,782 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
26. *7,012 *21,898 Durarara!! SH Vol.4
27. *7,000 **7,000 Full Metal Panic! Another SS

28. *6,680 *28,188 Zettai naru Isolator Vol.3
30. *6,478 **8,496 Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu! Vol.2
34. *5,986 *45,390 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
38. *5,747 *60,289 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
39. *5,616 *55,303 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
40. *5,486 *49,882 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
41. *5,474 *14,483 Tada, Soredake de Yokatta ndesu
48. *4,873 *20,939 Heavy Object Vol.11
(cut-off 4,724)


Book
46. *6,256 **7,780 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.2
(cut-off 6,106)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*7. *4,420 **4,420 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.4
*8. *4,386 132,637 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
10. *3,737 **4,492 Yasei Last Boss ga Arawareta! Vol.1
11. *2,945 **3,609 Mahou no Kuni no Madan Vol.2
13. *2,721 *16,350 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
15. *2,467 **2,467 Ginga Rengou Nippon Vol.1
20. *1,957 **1,957 Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru Kamoshirenai. Vol.3
(cut-off 1,957)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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chrisbj said:
People say Index fell off, but didn't durarara used to sell in the 200k range, look at it now, how did that happen...


That was all during the crazy anime boost it got (and it was in the 300ks). Bear in mind that only SAO has ever matched Durarara!!'s anime boost - Index's boost wasn't even visible (thresholds were much higher then due to there being fewer rankings but that affects Durarara!! as well). Only a couple of series ever have had regular rankings of backlog sales during the anime boost and then continued to achieve those sales afterwards, and those were generally ones that either got more anime that succeeded in boosting sales again, or that didn't make anything bigger than weekly rankings from the sales boost.

Comparing sales now to gains from an unprecedented sales boost in one series to sales now against sales well after the anime aired for another is not a good measure.

If you look at Durarara!!'s sales after roughly 3.5 weeks for post-anime volumes you get:
(vol 8 - 130804 in 25 days, released as the anime was ending)
vol 9 - 141242 in 25 days
vol 10 - 136835 in 26 days
vol 11 - 108176 in 25 days
--gap of more than a year*
vol 12 - 78768 in 23 days
vol 13 - 75396 in 24 days
-switch to a new series-**
SH 1 - 45275 in 25 days
SH 2 - 35024 in 24 days
SH 3 - 37072 in 23 days

SH 4 is currently 21898 in 11 days.

The only really big drop in that time that aren't explainable by other factors was between vols 10 and 11. SH 1 to SH 2 is also notable. On the other hand, Index has had a couple of very big drops with no obvious reason behind them at all.

But yes, both series are a lot lower than they were in the past.

* a long gap always reduces sales - for comparison Index has never had a gap of more than 9 months, and none longer than 5 months while its sales have been dropping
** Index technically did as well, but from what I gather that's more of a direct continuation than Durarara's and also the biggest sales came AFTER the switch to the new series - Index 22 to Shinyaku 1 actually saw sales go up.

Feb 26, 2016 1:19 AM by kuuderes_shadow

People say Index fell off, but didn't durarara used to sell in the 200k range, look at it now, how did that happen...

Feb 25, 2016 4:29 PM by chrisbj

wow, konosuba anime really hyped the LN, didn't thought that it would climb so many positions.

Feb 25, 2016 2:38 PM by murielmondadori

Go Maou-sama, go ^^ We need that 2nd season :P

Feb 25, 2016 2:25 PM by nikolai131

Laughing at some people thinking that Konosuba is just run-of-the-mill harem series when there's more than that, anyway this series is a huge success in terms of LN sales and even the BD sales estimates and I'm happy with what I'm seeing so far, smells like a sequel is about to come very soon.

Feb 25, 2016 7:25 AM by Mizunashi

Glad that Hataraku is doing well.. Season 2 Please! :D

Feb 25, 2016 6:36 AM by popolipo

KonoSuba boost is subarashii! LOL

Feb 25, 2016 4:03 AM by AP24

GoldenDevilGamer said:
Hongu said:
Man, the Japs sure love KonoSuba. Guess harems will never die out, eh?
TheHatredDMC said:
So Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! the top series: is a Harem? *Sigh*
KonoSuba's much more than a harem. It's primarily popular because of its comedy.

Specifically, KonoSuba is a comedic PARODY of "trapped in a game" harem light novels and anime. So people who complain about harems should ENJOY it, as it is making fun of the genre and it does a great job at that while at the same time creating some very enjoyable characters in their own right.
MKusanagi said:
eXtacy67 said:
Surely KonoSuba gets a second season with endless huge sale increases


Just like Hataraku or NGNL, right?

And Mondaiji-tachi... a good light novel boost does not mean a second season of anime because a second season of anime rarely produces any more light novel boost than the first season. Unless it looks like the second season of anime will pay for itself we likely won't get to see it. Right now KonoSuba is doing well on discs but perhaps not well enough.

The 10 TV episodes + 1 OVA on the next novel in particular is the KISS OF DEATH lately. This publisher commonly does this 10+1 and done adaptation formula.

Feb 25, 2016 3:00 AM by hpulley

YAAAY!! KonoSuba's boost is Wonderful, Keep it up dear!!

Feb 25, 2016 2:03 AM by dolly94

1. 12,367 *50,705 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15


I need the season 2... Please... I don't have the patience anymore...

Feb 25, 2016 1:27 AM by keimaconquesta

Snow said:
*1. 12,367 *50,705 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15

Season 2 when?
I would kill to get more of this series in anime format.

Feb 25, 2016 1:12 AM by Nagirah

D-Joe said:

The cut off is in 4724 one(bunko ranking), not the ranking that with 1957 sales, according to Kuudere.

Not quite. There's also a Top 20 Light Novels ranking, with a threshold this week of 4537

Maybe this ranking thread should also start posting series ranking?

The series rankings usually come out a couple of hours after the volume rankings (at least on the website, not sure about youtaiju) which could be why.

Feb 25, 2016 12:58 AM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

KonoSuba:
*31位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
*43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!
*49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。
*64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~
218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
*85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!!
266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
100位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
305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
117位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
104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

Grimgar:
173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
172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。
183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
209位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.4 導き導かれし者たち
234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
303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
374位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.7 彼方の虹

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut:
464位 最弱無敗の神装機竜
392位 最弱無敗の神装機竜3
439位 最弱無敗の神装機竜4
446位 最弱無敗の神装機竜5

Durarara!!:
*94位 デュラララ!!SH×4 (new last week)

Heavy Object:
139位 ヘヴィーオブジェクト バニラ味の化学式 (new last week)

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

Oricon Series ranking:

*1位 57,950部 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2位 23,385部 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
*3位 12,823部 Hataraku Maou-sama!
*4位 12,785部 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
*5位 10,717部 Seiken Tsukai no World Break
*6位 10,014部 Monogatari Series
*7位 *9,532部 No Game No Life
*8位 *8,321部 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin off
*9位 *7,930部 Full Metal Panic! Another
10位 *7,886部 Overlord
11位 Sword Art Online
12位 Goblin Slayer
13位 Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!
14位 Zettai Naru Isolator
15位 Durarara!! SH
16位 Full Metal Panic! Another SS
17位 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan
18位 Heavy Object
19位 Sakka Alice Series
20位 Tada, Soredake de Yokattandesu

(source: Oricon via refugee-chan and the Oricon website)

Feb 25, 2016 12:43 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Just like many other still waiting for that 2nd season of Hataraku Maou-sama! ^^ and konosuba rulling the whole list another week, the anime gave really a huge boost as it seems, just sad that we only gonna get 11episodes for this 1st season :( anyway hoping for a future 2nd season perhaps will see how the BD-DVD gonna be.

Feb 25, 2016 12:39 AM by KurumiNightmare

Konosuba absolutely destroying it.

Now if only a certain anime can finally gets it's much deserved second season.

Feb 24, 2016 11:05 PM by bobzanny

eXtacy67 said:
Surely KonoSuba gets a second season with endless huge sale increases


Just like Hataraku or NGNL, right?

Feb 24, 2016 10:28 PM by MKusanagi

Surely KonoSuba gets a second season with endless huge sale increases

Feb 24, 2016 9:25 PM by eXtacy67

Kono Subarashii is everywhere on the rankings

*3. *9,432 *11,777 Seiken Tsukai no World Break Vol.15

Would love a 2nd season of this.

Feb 24, 2016 9:13 PM by K-Anime

So much KonoSuba! Love it!

Feb 24, 2016 8:57 PM by KuroganeKazuma

Gensan said:
well well, half of the chart is KonoSuba.. good good.


KonoSuba 2 gud man.

Keep rising in sales AOTS source material!

Feb 24, 2016 8:43 PM by hoopla123