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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Mar 14 - 20

by Snow
Mar 23, 2016 1:26 PM | 34 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for March 14 - 20

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

*1. 37,512 148,079 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
*2. 18,520 *18,520 Date A Live Vol.14
*3. 14,781 *14,781 High School DxD Vol.21
*4. 14,123 *14,123 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.4
*5. 13,353 *48,492 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.4
*6. 12,488 *14,421 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.9
*7. 11,222 *11,222 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side Vol.2
*8. *9,521 *12,132 Nourin Vol.12
*9. *8,858 *33,654 Eromanga-sensei Vol.6
10. *8,175 130,488 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1

11. *7,946 **7,946 Orange Vol.3
12. *7,611 **7,611 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! Vol.13
13. *7,005 101,313 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
14. *6,923 111,222 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
15. *6,357 *90,511 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
16. *6,123 **6,123 Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. Vol.11
17. *5,982 **5,982 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records
18. *5,654 *84,010 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
19. *5,582 *14,775 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Youkai PC wa Shitteiru
20. *5,566 **5,566 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.9

21. *5,428 *77,757 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
22. *5,408 **5,408 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.4 Limited Edition
23. *5,232 **5,232 Marginal Operation: Kuuhaku no Ichinen Vol.2
24. *4,122 **4,122 Fairy Tail Vol.3
25. *3,846 **3,846 Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee Vol.2
26. *3,826 **8,571 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.13
27. *3,461 *13,010 Fate/Prototype: Sougin no Fragments Vol.4
28. *3,404 **3,404 Dragon-san wa Tomodachi ga Hoshii! Vol.2
29. *2,937 **2,937 Lich wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.1
30. *2,498 **5,219 Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 37,512 148,079 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
*8. 18,520 *18,520 Date A Live Vol.14
11. 14,781 *14,781 High School DxD Vol.21
13. 14,123 *14,123 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.4
14. 13,353 *48,492 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.4
15. 12,488 *14,421 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.9
18. 11,222 *11,222 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side Vol.2
22. *9,521 *12,132 Nourin Vol.12
23. *8,858 *33,654 Eromanga-sensei Vol.6
25. *8,175 130,488 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1

27. *7,611 **7,611 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! Vol.13
29. *7,005 101,313 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
30. *6,923 111,222 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
39. *6,357 *90,511 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
41. *6,123 **6,123 Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. Vol.11
42. *5,982 **5,982 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records
44. *5,654 *84,010 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
46. *5,566 **5,566 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.9
48. *5,428 *77,757 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
49. *5,408 **5,408 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.4 Limited Edition
(cut-off 5,192)


Book
*4. 15,784 280,955 Hyakushou Kizoku Vol.4 (Manga)
20. *7,946 **7,946 Orange Vol.3
46. *5,582 *14,775 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Youkai PC wa Shitteiru
(cut-off 5,320)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*5. *5,232 **5,232 Marginal Operation: Kuuhaku no Ichinen Vol.2
*8. *4,122 **4,122 Fairy Tail Vol.3
10. *3,846 **3,846 Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee Vol.2
11. *3,826 **8,571 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.13
12. *3,461 *13,010 Fate/Prototype: Sougin no Fragments Vol.4
13. *3,404 **3,404 Dragon-san wa Tomodachi ga Hoshii! Vol.2
15. *2,937 **2,937 Lich wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.1
20. *2,498 **5,219 Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru Vol.2
(cut-off 2,498)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Oricon Series rankings:
*1 49,524 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo
*2 44,176 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3 22,167 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
*4 21,206 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii
*5 19,117 Date A Live
*6 16,292 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
*7 14,781 High School DxD
*8 14,318 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*9 11,465 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side
10 10,606 Orange Novelisation
11 Eromanga Sensei
12 Nourin
13 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden+
14 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff
15 Sword Art Online
16 No Game No Life
17 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou!
18 Monogatari Series
19 Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu.
20 Rokudenashi Majutsushi to Memory Records

Mar 25, 2016 6:46 AM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

KonoSuba:
*51位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
*68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!
*65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。
*76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~
181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
*88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!!
251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
*96位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
290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
114位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
124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:
268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
291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。
331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
349位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.4 導き導かれし者たち
375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
358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
365位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.7 彼方の虹

GATE: (both new releases)
146位 ゲート外伝+ 〈上〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈特地迷宮攻略編〉
158位 ゲート外伝+ 〈下〉 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 〈特地迷宮攻略編〉

Source: POS via book-rank.net

Mar 25, 2016 12:31 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Damn, 2015 was OPM(manga), 2016 is Konosuba(novel), I bet that 2017 will be Bleach(manga).

Mar 24, 2016 6:06 PM by murielmondadori

*2. 18,520 *18,520 Date A Live Vol.14
*3. 14,781 *14,781 High School DxD Vol.21

Mar 24, 2016 8:01 AM by xxLittlecr0wxxx

ichii_1 said:
29. *2,937 **2,937 Lich wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.1

>lich
>not a skeleton

I'm disappointed son :(
How dare you. Mukuro is a 100% genuine immortal skellington:

As for his other appearance thats a reel human bean.

Mar 24, 2016 4:26 AM by barmar

harkan said:
Paulo27 said:
Grimgal v8 comes out tomorrow, wonder how it'll do next week, anime ends this week and all too.


I am sure it will be on top or close to it
the numbers i guess will be 15k-25k around that area.

That will need something like 5x of last few volumes, i do hope it though, but i think it's will more close to 9-11k.

Mar 24, 2016 3:32 AM by D-Joe

Ejc said:
AP24 said:

Imouto Sae is actually selling really good for an LN series that doesn't have an anime adaptation yet. Selling 14k in just 3 days is actually good and next week it may reach 30k like Vol 3 did in 2 weeks.


*19,804部 *19,804部 15/03/18 ***5日 妹さえいればいい。
*14,086部 *14,086部 15/07/17 ***3日 妹さえいればいい。 2
*22,277部 *22,277部 15/11/18 ***5日 妹さえいればいい。 3
*14,123部 *14,123部 16/03/18 ***3日 妹さえいればいい。 4
**5,408部 **5,408部 16/03/18 ***3日 妹さえいればいい。 4 ドラマCD付き限定特装版

*10,310部 *30,114部 15/03/18 **12日 妹さえいればいい。
*12,491部 *26,577部 15/07/17 **10日 妹さえいればいい。 2
**8,754部 *31,031部 15/11/18 **12日 妹さえいればいい。 3

Vol.3 was on sale for 12 days though after 2 weeks. Vol.4 is barely above Vol.2 after the same 3 days, although Vol.4 also has a Limited Edition with Drama CD bundled (which sold 5,408). With that Drama CD boost, that alone would probably be enough to tip Imouto Sae Vol.4 over 30k next week.


AP24 said:
Jiharo said:


Good sales? I find Imouto Sae Ireba sales a little disappointing........doesn't look that good at all.

Oh and great to see Oniisama doing well though I doubt it can hit the sales of Monogatari series.......

Imouto Sae is actually selling really good for an LN series that doesn't have an anime adaptation yet. Selling 14k in just 3 days is actually good and next week it may reach 30k like Vol 3 did in 2 weeks. Remember this series is written by the author of Haganai, a series that sold above 100k per volume, and the art is done by Kantoku. It's only a matter of time until an anime is announced.


Oh. I bought the series because of the illustrations by Kantoku. Since I don't really know much about the average LN sales, looks like if this is considered good I shall take it as it is.

I DO hope this receive an anime adaption. I liked the Drama CD a lot. Fingers crossed :x

Mar 24, 2016 2:49 AM by Jiharo

The list doesn't really interest me aside from the Saekano SS (which really says something lel)

I hope Grimgar's upcoming volume will get a good sales

Mar 23, 2016 11:02 PM by loli_a_ravioli

AP24 said:
Jiharo said:


Good sales? I find Imouto Sae Ireba sales a little disappointing........doesn't look that good at all.

Oh and great to see Oniisama doing well though I doubt it can hit the sales of Monogatari series.......

Imouto Sae is actually selling really good for an LN series that doesn't have an anime adaptation yet. Selling 14k in just 3 days is actually good and next week it may reach 30k like Vol 3 did in 2 weeks.


*19,804部 *19,804部 15/03/18 ***5日 妹さえいればいい。
*14,086部 *14,086部 15/07/17 ***3日 妹さえいればいい。 2
*22,277部 *22,277部 15/11/18 ***5日 妹さえいればいい。 3
*14,123部 *14,123部 16/03/18 ***3日 妹さえいればいい。 4
**5,408部 **5,408部 16/03/18 ***3日 妹さえいればいい。 4 ドラマCD付き限定特装版

*10,310部 *30,114部 15/03/18 **12日 妹さえいればいい。
*12,491部 *26,577部 15/07/17 **10日 妹さえいればいい。 2
**8,754部 *31,031部 15/11/18 **12日 妹さえいればいい。 3

Vol.3 was on sale for 12 days though after 2 weeks. Vol.4 is barely above Vol.2 after the same 3 days, although Vol.4 also has a Limited Edition with Drama CD bundled (which sold 5,408). With that Drama CD boost, that alone would probably be enough to tip Imouto Sae Vol.4 over 30k next week.

Mar 23, 2016 10:08 PM by Ejc

AP24 said:
Jiharo said:


Good sales? I find Imouto Sae Ireba sales a little disappointing........doesn't look that good at all.

Oh and great to see Oniisama doing well though I doubt it can hit the sales of Monogatari series.......

Imouto Sae is actually selling really good for an LN series that doesn't have an anime adaptation yet. Selling 14k in just 3 days is actually good and next week it may reach 30k like Vol 3 did in 2 weeks. Remember this series is written by the author of Haganai, a series that sold above 100k per volume, and the art is done by Kantoku. It's only a matter of time until an anime is announced.

Yea what this guy said ^.

Mar 23, 2016 9:47 PM by bobzanny

Jiharo said:
bobzanny said:
Glad that Eromanga sensei and Imouto Sae are having pretty good sales. Can't wait for the respective adaptations.


Good sales? I find Imouto Sae Ireba sales a little disappointing........doesn't look that good at all.

Oh and great to see Oniisama doing well though I doubt it can hit the sales of Monogatari series.......

Imouto Sae is actually selling really good for an LN series that doesn't have an anime adaptation yet. Selling 14k in just 3 days is actually good and next week it may reach 30k like Vol 3 did in 2 weeks. Remember this series is written by the author of Haganai, a series that sold above 100k per volume, and the art is done by Kantoku. It's only a matter of time until an anime is announced.

Mar 23, 2016 9:43 PM by AP24

it's not much, but it's nice to see FT in the LN thread too.

Mar 23, 2016 9:12 PM by Houreki

bobzanny said:
Glad that Eromanga sensei and Imouto Sae are having pretty good sales. Can't wait for the respective adaptations.


Good sales? I find Imouto Sae Ireba sales a little disappointing........doesn't look that good at all.

Oh and great to see Oniisama doing well though I doubt it can hit the sales of Monogatari series.......

Mar 23, 2016 9:04 PM by Jiharo

Only to be expected of Mahouka.

Konosuba selling like hotcakes and i don't see that stopping anytime soon.

Mar 23, 2016 8:31 PM by -Mahesvara


*1. 37,512 148,079 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
*2. 18,520 *18,520 Date A Live Vol.14
*3. 14,781 *14,781 High School DxD Vol.21
*4. 14,123 *14,123 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.4
*5. 13,353 *48,492 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.4
*6. 12,488 *14,421 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.9
*7. 11,222 *11,222 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side Vol.2
*8. *9,521 *12,132 Nourin Vol.12
*9. *8,858 *33,654 Eromanga-sensei Vol.6

Quite the disastrous list.
Straight outta the dumpster ghetto as per usual.

I'm sure we'll get an anime for Imouto sae Ireba Ii at some point. Another masterpiece in the making.

Mar 23, 2016 6:27 PM by NaturalPerm

29. *2,937 **2,937 Lich wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.1

>lich
>not a skeleton

I'm disappointed son :(

Mar 23, 2016 3:57 PM by ichii_1

KonoSuba's vol. 1 sales is stronger after the anime ended. Last week was round 5k-ish and this week is 8k-ish. Though the problem now is that vol.7 and vol. 8 of KonoSuba have dropped out from this list. Well I'm gonna give those guys time to read vol. 1-6 before buying more lol.

Also it's nice to see DAL vol. 14 sales quite goodly. The new spirit looked like a space bunny magician. Also the illustration of Kotori as the little match girl is so cute <3 and sad... (since the little match girl is a really sad story...)

Mar 23, 2016 3:24 PM by DarklordVor

orange has a book!?

Mar 23, 2016 2:57 PM by WhiteFlamee

Paulo27 said:
Grimgal v8 comes out tomorrow, wonder how it'll do next week, anime ends this week and all too.


I am sure it will be on top or close to it
the numbers i guess will be 15k-25k around that area.

Mar 23, 2016 2:47 PM by harkan

Date A Live looking good. Perfect.

Mar 23, 2016 2:45 PM by RedTie