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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Feb 22 - 28

by Snow
Mar 2, 2016 1:37 PM | 48 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for February 22 - 28

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

*1. 34,656 *34,656 Zero no Tsukaima Vol.21
*2. 23,538 *23,538 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.3
*3. 20,871 *20,871 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.15
*4. 13,024 *13,024 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.8
*5. 11,634 *11,634 World Teacher Vol.2
*6. 10,810 *10,810 Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! Vol.6
*7. 10,541 *18,471 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.12
*8. *9,682 *16,682 Full Metal Panic! Another SS
*9. *9,037 105,996 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
10. *8,653 **8,653 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.6

11. *8,227 **8,227 Summoner-san ga Iku Part 1 Vol.2
12. *8,198 **8,198 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.11
13. *7,743 **7,743 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.7
14. *7,734 *89,649 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
15. *7,523 *80,291 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
16. *7,373 **7,373 Magi Craft Meister Vol.8
17. *6,769 **6,769 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.9
18. *6,524 *71,306 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
19. *6,409 *51,799 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
20. *6,336 *57,041 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15

21. *6,082 *66,371 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
22. *5,739 *61,042 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
23. *5,581 *55,463 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
24. *5,761 **5,761 Jaryuu Tensei: Isekai Ittemo Ore wa Ore
25. *5,612 **5,612 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.14
26. *5,357 **5,357 Yomigaeri no Maou Vol.3
27. *5,333 **5,333 Yankee wa Isekai de Seire ni Aisaremasu.
28. *4,791 **4,791 Riot Grasper: Isekai de Skill Tottemasu Vol.5
29. *4,679 **4,679 Youmuin-san wa Yuusha ja Arimasen node Vol.4
30. *3,882 **3,882 Isekai to Cheat na Nouenshu Vol.2

31. *3,866 **3,866 Argate Online: Samurai ga Mairu Isekai Douchuu Vol.4

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 34,656 *34,656 Zero no Tsukaima Vol.21
*3. 23,538 *23,538 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.3
*4. 20,871 *20,871 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.15
13. 11,634 *11,634 World Teacher Vol.2
18. 10,810 *10,810 Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! Vol.6
19. 10,541 *18,471 Full Metal Panic! Another Vol.12
21. *9,682 *16,682 Full Metal Panic! Another SS
24. *9,037 105,996 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
26. *8,653 **8,653 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.6
31. *8,198 **8,198 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.11

34. *7,734 *89,649 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
35. *7,523 *80,291 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
40. *6,769 **6,769 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.9
42. *6,524 *71,306 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
44. *6,409 *51,799 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
45. *6,336 *57,041 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15
46. *6,082 *66,371 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
48. *5,739 *61,042 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
50. *5,581 *55,463 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
(cut-off 5,581)


Book
*6. 21,443 *21,443 F.S.S. Designs 5 Litter.Pict
37. *8,227 **8,227 Summoner-san ga Iku Part 1 Vol.2
43. *7,743 **7,743 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.7
49. *7,373 **7,373 Magi Craft Meister Vol.8
(cut-off 7,351)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *5,761 **5,761 Jaryuu Tensei: Isekai Ittemo Ore wa Ore
11. *5,612 **5,612 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.14
14. *5,357 **5,357 Yomigaeri no Maou Vol.3
15. *5,333 **5,333 Yankee wa Isekai de Seire ni Aisaremasu.
16. *4,791 **4,791 Riot Grasper: Isekai de Skill Tottemasu Vol.5
17. *4,679 **4,679 Youmuin-san wa Yuusha ja Arimasen node Vol.4
19. *3,882 **3,882 Isekai to Cheat na Nouenshu Vol.2
20. *3,866 **3,866 Argate Online: Samurai ga Mairu Isekai Douchuu Vol.4
(cut-off 3,866)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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i love ZNT.. I miss hiraga saito and Lemon-chan.

Mar 22, 2016 7:16 AM by gass_11

It's been 4 years since the author's demise. Finally the ZnT series -my favorite series during teenage - can have a proper ending.

Mar 6, 2016 3:53 AM by Mathwizzy

I love how all the KonoSuba sales are right next to each other. It just made me happy to see all the volumes are in the ranking lol.

Mar 6, 2016 3:29 AM by DarklordVor

aye nice shield hero on there

Mar 5, 2016 12:30 AM by Sasukesnake07

HaXXspetten said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


If it sticks to the original plan there's only 1 more volume to come so if they did it probably wouldn't be to boost sales of the light novels. Plus 9 years since the last anime...
Eh? Last ZnT season was in 2012


Whoops sorry I was looking at the first one for some reason. I should have known that was wrong...

Mar 4, 2016 7:27 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
Tevens said:
LOL!!!!!!!! KonoSuba Everywhere!!!!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!
Waiting for second season here.........
Zero no Tsukaima no 1 right there.....any chance of another season ?


If it sticks to the original plan there's only 1 more volume to come so if they did it probably wouldn't be to boost sales of the light novels. Plus 9 years since the last anime...
Eh? Last ZnT season was in 2012

Mar 4, 2016 7:00 AM by HaXXspetten

Tevens said:
LOL!!!!!!!! KonoSuba Everywhere!!!!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!
Waiting for second season here.........
Zero no Tsukaima no 1 right there.....any chance of another season ?


If it sticks to the original plan there's only 1 more volume to come so if they did it probably wouldn't be to boost sales of the light novels.

Mar 4, 2016 6:45 AM by kuuderes_shadow

LOL!!!!!!!! KonoSuba Everywhere!!!!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!
Waiting for second season here.........
Zero no Tsukaima no 1 right there.....any chance of another season ?

Mar 4, 2016 6:26 AM by Tevens

@NeoAnkara
Eh not really,there are tons cases of being transported for instance
Risou No Himo Seikatsu
Seiun wo Kakeru
where the mc has neither cheats/power nor is their goal the same as say Arifureta's(even at first). All they have is just their knowledge from the previous world.

Which reminds me Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kunifrom the list, should fall under that category as well.(and this is even a 'senki' type series and a good one at that, despite the synopsis).

But yea I do see your point in general about fantasy. There are a quite few series that I also think would've worked better as just a fantasy series from the begining.

Mar 3, 2016 11:35 PM by barmar

ichii_1 said:
kuuderes_shadow said:

Series rankings:

No Overlord.

Source: Oricon via oricon website.


Such a sad day :'(
Good night , sweet overlord.


Highest threshold in quite a while this week from what I can tell. If the sales are keeping up it could be back on there again next week as there aren't any big names out.
That said, there are several things that could get around 10k sales, which are (unusually) skewed towards the start of the week, and the MF Bunko J releases will still be up there, so I wouldn't bet on it

Mar 3, 2016 11:02 PM by kuuderes_shadow

@barmar
It's not like there are lack of diversity it just that their initial goal is the same at first most of the time. That's mostly the case for the one that are send there not reborn though. There are also the concept of "cheat" that I don't like and an example here on the list is Arifureta that I've read.

And there are some I like as well like Zero no Tsukaima, Ikai Shinki to Reunion and certainly there is more. Just personal preference that I would have them to be flat out fantasy from the start.

Mar 3, 2016 3:32 PM by NeoAnkara

kuuderes_shadow said:

Series rankings:

No Overlord.

Source: Oricon via oricon website.


Such a sad day :'(
Good night , sweet overlord.

Mar 3, 2016 1:59 PM by ichii_1

@NeoAnkara It really depends on the series. You and well many people might not like them but what you're saying is quite wrong as well. If there's the one thing the current tensei/isekai series have going for them is definitely the diversity. It's exactly because of that imo that so many of them are popular.

Also the thing you mentioned about wanting to get back....is simply not true, most of them in fact have the opposite goal or have a completely different one, even in the begining ,like take something amusing as:
Ouroboros Record


Or for example lets take some of the series from this weeks list:

Yomigaeri no Maou
World Teacher
Isekai Tensei Soudouki
Magi Craft Meister

The plot , MC's/cast , their age, motives, style almost everything is completely different.(Magi for example is mostly a crafting type, speaking of which there are tons of isekai/tensei crafting stories and town management ones as well with totally different aspects)

Even one of the newly published series from todays list which is mildly adventure/kinda lighthearted/parody is still quite different from the rest.

Jaryuu Tensei: Isekai Ittemo Ore wa Ore


Now I'm not even going to list those with multiple or female MC's, survival/military,cooking type isekai/tensei series, or heck some of the really disturbing ones. But while there definitely are some copy/pasted series, the one thing I can say about the 'genre' for sure is that it's variety is regardless, still huuge.

Also wew that Konosuba domination. When it was first announced I definitely didn't expect the above results.

Mar 3, 2016 9:13 AM by barmar

FallenDesire said:
*3. 20,871 *20,871 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.15
12. *8,198 **8,198 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.11

Fab to see Blade Dance and Magika no Kenshi up there again. The latter is surely ripe for an anime adaption at some point, announcement this year I'm hoping / praying.
It won't work for Magika if anime cover up more than 3 volume after all there are no place for break once they enter on volume 4.

Mar 3, 2016 4:37 AM by NeoAnkara

*3. 20,871 *20,871 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.15
12. *8,198 **8,198 Magika no Kenshi to Vasreus Vol.11

Fab to see Blade Dance and Magika no Kenshi up there again. The latter is surely ripe for an anime adaption at some point, announcement this year I'm hoping / praying.

Mar 3, 2016 4:23 AM by VulgarLife

kuuderes_shadow said:
NeoAnkara said:
I miss my magical school. Rather Isekai craze I want my magical school back.


Being a lover of comedy is such a good feeling. No matter what the current craze, there will always be comedy in some form.

'Course, I love plenty of other stuff too.
My personal preference but I find magical school more interesting because the goal have more variety when most of Isekai goal is to return to the former world. Of course the mean my vary later but nevertheless that's still one of my peeve of Isekai in general.

Mar 3, 2016 3:22 AM by NeoAnkara

NeoAnkara said:
I miss my magical school. Rather Isekai craze I want my magical school back.


Being a lover of comedy is such a good feeling. No matter what the current craze, there will always be comedy in some form.

'Course, I love plenty of other stuff too.

Mar 3, 2016 3:10 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I miss my magical school. Rather Isekai craze I want my magical school back.

Mar 3, 2016 2:34 AM by NeoAnkara

KONOSUBA DOMINATION!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 3, 2016 12:14 AM by Machination

kuuderes_shadow said:

Grimgar:
287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
229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。
266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
288位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.4 導き導かれし者たち
304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
357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
454位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.7 彼方の虹
Interesting to see this, people seem to be doing the right thing and watching the anime instead of reading the first volume and then continuing from there.
NaturalPerm said:
More than half of these titles are Isekai or thrown into MMO stuff.
Variety isn't popular for LNs at the moment.
LNs are never that diverse when it comes to what's currently trending really.

Mar 3, 2016 12:09 AM by Paulo27