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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Apr 4 - 10

by Snow
Apr 13, 2016 6:54 PM | 30 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for April 4 - 10

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

*1. 74,864 *74,864 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*2. 29,939 *29,939 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
*3. 24,292 *48,695 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
*4. 17,908 *17,908 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.7
*5. 17,302 *61,900 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
*6. 15,000 *19,172 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan - Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
*7. 13,463 *15,928 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.1
*8. 10,774 *10,774 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.22
*9. 10,080 *10,080 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.10
10. *7,979 **9,437 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai

11. *7,191 *21,672 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Kamen no Akuma ni Soudan wo!
12. *7,091 181,226 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
13. *6,769 *63,102 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
14. *6,390 **6,390 Ryuu no Wakaba, Dr. no Dekai
15. *5,645 **5,645 Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami Vol.2
16. *5,540 *26,067 Knights & Magic Vol.6
17. *5,400 *60,373 Date A Live Vol.14
18. *5,367 **5,367 Oushuu Youitan Vol.12 "Oldin no Shukuhai"
19. *5,303 **5,303 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.9
20. *5,161 *12,719 Saiunkoku Monogatari "Gaikotsu wo Kou" Part 1

21. *5,084 *40,758 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
22. *4,824 **4,824 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.6
23. *4,800 **4,800 Guin Saga Vol.138
24. *4,597 **4,597 Botsuraku Yotei nano de, Kaji Shokunin wo Mezasu
25. *4,564 **5,304 Shujin no Aishuu
26. *4,338 *11,983 Boku dake ga Inai Machi: Another Record
27. *4,129 *30,266 Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn Vol.11
28. *3,595 **4,413 Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha Vol.2
29. *3,138 187,446 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan
30. *2,674 **2,674 Grimoire x Reverse: Tensei Kijin Romantan Vol.3

31. *2,569 *13,898 Ao Oni: Mujuu-hen

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 74,864 *74,864 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*3. 29,939 *29,939 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
*4. 24,292 *48,695 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
12. 10,774 *10,774 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.22
15. 10,080 *10,080 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.10
21. *7,191 *21,672 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Kamen no Akuma ni Soudan wo!
22. *7,091 181,226 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
23. *6,769 *63,102 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
26. *6,390 **6,390 Ryuu no Wakaba, Dr. no Dekai
32. *5,540 *26,067 Knights & Magic Vol.6

33. *5,400 *60,373 Date A Live Vol.14
34. *5,367 **5,367 Oushuu Youitan Vol.12 "Oldin no Shukuhai"
35. *5,303 **5,303 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.9
36. *5,161 *12,719 Saiunkoku Monogatari "Gaikotsu wo Kou" Part 1
38. *5,084 *40,758 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
44. *4,824 **4,824 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.6
45. *4,800 **4,800 Guin Saga Vol.138
50. *4,564 **5,304 Shujin no Aishuu
(cut-off 4,564)


Book
*5. 17,908 *17,908 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.7
*6. 17,302 *61,900 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
*7. 15,000 *19,172 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan - Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
10. 13,463 *15,928 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.1
27. *7,979 **9,437 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
48. *5,645 **5,645 Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami Vol.2
(cut-off 5,501)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,597 **4,597 Botsuraku Yotei nano de, Kaji Shokunin wo Mezasu
12. *4,338 *11,983 Boku dake ga Inai Machi: Another Record
13. *4,129 *30,266 Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn Vol.11
14. *3,595 **4,413 Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha Vol.2
18. *3,138 187,446 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan
19. *2,674 **2,674 Grimoire x Reverse: Tensei Kijin Romantan Vol.3
20. *2,569 *13,898 Ao Oni: Mujuu-hen
(cut-off 2,569)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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AP24 said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


If they didn't then they wouldn't produce them.


Would be nice if there are sales result for e-book versions, cause it's possible that some series sell e-book version as much as paperback version or even more.

I don't get why don't they since the sales of e-books should be easier to count than paperback books.


I would assume Oricon does count them, because it is essentially the same procedure when placing an order for a physical copy or an E-book copy of the same thing on Amazon JP. Amazon JP's job is just to report how many copies they have sold, so I don't see how they can't do such a thing.

If Amazon JP don't count E-book copies, there must be some sort of reason why they don't do such a thing. Do they have a fear of over-counting the number of sold E-Books if there are problems in delivering the copies over the internet? Who knows...

Apr 19, 2016 7:44 PM by Ejc

kuuderes_shadow said:
AP24 said:
I just realized something after I remembered that Oricon only counts the sales of paperback books and publishing companies gain profit from them. Do the publishing companies also gain profit from the sales of the E-book version?


If they didn't then they wouldn't produce them.


Would be nice if there are sales result for e-book versions, cause it's possible that some series sell e-book version as much as paperback version or even more.

I don't get why don't they since the sales of e-books should be easier to count than paperback books.

Apr 18, 2016 8:45 AM by AP24

AP24 said:
I just realized something after I remembered that Oricon only counts the sales of paperback books and publishing companies gain profit from them. Do the publishing companies also gain profit from the sales of the E-book version?


If they didn't then they wouldn't produce them.

Apr 18, 2016 4:31 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I just realized something after I remembered that Oricon only counts the sales of paperback books and publishing companies gain profit from them. Do the publishing companies also gain profit from the sales of the E-book version?

Apr 18, 2016 2:00 AM by AP24

SAO came out in the 9th so it had 2 days
last volume did 280k

Apr 14, 2016 2:55 PM by harkan

*4. 17,908 *17,908 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.7

this pick my interest TBH.

13. *6,769 *63,102 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
21. *5,084 *40,758 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2

nice one.

23. *4,800 **4,800 Guin Saga Vol.138

WOW!

Apr 14, 2016 6:00 AM by Kuma

Nice to see that Re:Zero's boost has already started. Since the start of the story is its weakest point I expect the sales to become even better throughout the next weeks.

Still as a completely new series that starts out slow, it's holding its own against those bigger series, great! :)

Apr 14, 2016 4:59 AM by Fappa

kuuderes_shadow said:
Other than than did NT sales drop again?

Can't say. The last time a volume of the series came out this late in the week was volume 4. Sales are down 55% on the week 1 sales for that volume but total sales from the weekly rankings for the last volume were down by about 48% compared to volume 4...
Kamachi really need to make Index III happen to raise the sales again.

Apr 14, 2016 4:07 AM by NeoAnkara

NeoAnkara said:
Cavalry vol 10 is out today isn't it?

Yes.
Other than than did NT sales drop again?

Can't say. The last time a volume of the series came out this late in the week was volume 4. Sales are down 55% on the week 1 sales for that volume but total sales from the weekly rankings for the last volume were down by about 48% compared to volume 4...

Apr 14, 2016 3:59 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Cavalry vol 10 is out today isn't it? Need to wait for next week to see the sales. Other than than did NT sales drop again?

Apr 14, 2016 3:31 AM by NeoAnkara

*1. 74,864 *74,864 Sword Art Online Vol.17
Sao for life <3

Apr 14, 2016 2:59 AM by tragedydesu

With 2 days Netoge got 10k , it will probably stick around for next week too.

quite a big disparity between volume 1 and volume 2 of ReZero

Apr 14, 2016 2:57 AM by harkan

>8. 10,774 10,774 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.22
>13. 6,769  63,102 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
>19. 5,303  5,303 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.9
>21. *5,084 *40,758 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2

Good.

Apr 14, 2016 2:19 AM by MKusanagi

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Netoge:
*48位  ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.10 (new)
174位  ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
323位  ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.2

RE: Zero:
*71位  Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活(1)
113位  Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活(2)
201位  Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 3
308位  Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活(4)
413位  Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活(5)
286位  Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活(8)

Asterisk:
221位 学戦都市アスタリスク 10 龍激聖覇

Winter Season leftovers:
KonoSuba:
114位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この仮面の悪魔に相談を! (new last week)
204位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
250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!
248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。
245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~
463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
255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!!
262位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
284位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
336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

(source: shoseki blog)

Wizzy123 said:

Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho


Thanks. And yes I gathered the origin of it

bobzanny said:
Considering that some pretty popular LN came out I'm happy that Re:Zero got that good of a boost.


What else comes out (unless it's from a related series) doesn't really affect the size of the boost. It can affect the requirement to get into the rankings, but that's determined by the amount of things that come out, not how big they are. This is a relatively quiet week in that respect.

And lol at people judging series' success based on how many copies they sell in two days.

Apr 14, 2016 12:57 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:

10. Boku no Hero Academia 雄英白書*


Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho

Yuuei is the name of the hero school the MC goes to. Also, it's Hero (Eiyuu) backwards. A play on words.

Apr 14, 2016 12:40 AM by KuroDubZero

Weekly series rankings from Oricon website:
1. Sword Art Online
2. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
3. Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
4. Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
6. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta
7. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation
8. Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation
9. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
10. Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho
11. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shikufuku wo! Spinoff
12. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
13. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
14. GENESIS Series: Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
15. Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
16. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
17. Saiunkoku Hishou
18. No Game No Life
19. Date A Live
20. orange novelisation


Other series on the Oricon Bunko top 30 that may be of interest:
10. 11,904 Seirei no Moribito
18. *8,574 Yami no Moribito
24. *6,749 Yume no Moribito

Apr 14, 2016 12:12 AM by kuuderes_shadow

So both netgame and Re:zero got the boost from the anime. Nice, konosuba Vanir spinoff selling well. xD

Apr 13, 2016 9:50 PM by Frostbytes

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Anime when?

Date A Live
Another season, ova, or movie would be nice.

Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
I wonder how far will the anime go with the adaptation.

Apr 13, 2016 9:43 PM by K-Anime

13. *6,769 *63,102 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1

21. *5,084 *40,758 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2

the anime boost doin its thing already

Apr 13, 2016 9:28 PM by KurumiNightmare

Pretty interesting seeing Sword Art Online being this high, but I assume base on what people told me its amazing. I have a doubt xD Since I like Alicazation.

Apr 13, 2016 9:11 PM by Wasshio