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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for March

by Snow
Apr 14, 2016 6:57 PM | 32 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for March (February 29 - April 3)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 893,081 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.18
*2. 809,210 Haikyuu!! Vol.20
*3. 730,897 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.6
*4. 452,930 Terra Formars Vol.16
*5. 438,226 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.17
*6. 428,874 Bleach Vol.71
*7. 360,756 Fairy Tail Vol.54
*8. 336,281 Chihayafuru Vol.31
*9. 319,631 World Trigger Vol.14
10. 316,533 Gintama Vol.63

11. 307,751 Mahoutsukai no Yome Vol.5
12. 305,691 Barakamon Vol.13
13. 302,672 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion Vol.12
14. 285,035 Prison School Vol.20
15. 271,232 Major 2nd Vol.4
16. 250,083 Toriko Vol.38
17. 240,101 Skip Beat! Vol.38
18. 220,609 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.21
19. 212,381 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Vol.2
20. 208,765 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2


Light Novels
*1. 174,135 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
*2. *59,456 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.4
*3. *54,973 Date A Live Vol.14
*4. *44,598 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
*5. *41,475 High School DxD Vol.21
*6. *40,316 Eromanga-sensei Vol.6
*7. *37,214 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*8. *34,085 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.14
*9. *32,541 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
10. *32,361 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2

11. *29,329 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
12. *28,785 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.4
13. *27,684 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side Vol.2
14. *27,236 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
15. *26,137 Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn Vol.11
16. *25,579 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
17. *24,835 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
18. *24,495 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
19. *24,403 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
20. *22,340 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Youkai PC wa Shitteiru

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Snow said:

11. 307,751 Mahoutsukai no Yome Vol.5


Yay ! Now I have to wait for the translation ><"

Apr 17, 2016 7:30 AM by SpaceMarsouin

Wonder how long it's going to be before a s2 is announced for mahouka. The volumes released so far have all been doing well.

Apr 16, 2016 1:18 PM by Holmes15

Konoetan said:
That Konosuba boost is amazing. People really loved the show huh.
And they really love the novels!

@TheHatedDMC People who think it is a plain old harem have COMPLETELY MISSED THE POINT! It is not a plain old harem light novel/anime, it is the best parody of harem LNs to come along in a long time. And it has cute character designs, great humor even outside of the parody. The anime has great music, sakuga that is hilarious to add to the humor. So no, it is not "hard to go over the fact that it is a harem", it is very easy if you actually watched or read it.

Apr 16, 2016 12:59 PM by hpulley

Woot! KonoSuba dominates the chart! Season 3 please! I want a proper Megumin arc, so don't rush it DEEN!.

It's nice to see Date A Live still selling well. But it doesn't seem IMS or Kadokawa is interested in doing a third season.

Apr 16, 2016 12:57 PM by DarklordVor

That Konosuba boost is amazing. People really loved the show huh.

Apr 15, 2016 6:31 PM by Konoetan

TheHatredDMC said:
Seriously, what's so special about Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!? Its a harem. I know some of you are gonna say "its the comedy" but its hard to go over the fact its still a harem.
if it's harem then what? are you just judge it as the way it is? WTF man? i find horor is not appealing for me. should i said every horror is bad? that's not how it works. not appealing for you =/= not appealing for everyone.

Apr 15, 2016 3:32 PM by Kuma

Really guys (and girls)... How much must still sold out will, that the producers of Mahouka moving would for a 2nd season...>_>

Apr 15, 2016 1:19 PM by Tenryuu1

TheHatredDMC said:
Seriously, what's so special about Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!? Its a harem. I know some of you are gonna say "its the comedy" but its hard to go over the fact its still a harem.


And why is it harem?? The MC is surrounded with girls yeh but they arent in love with him so it aint harem... they are just a party killing monsters, konosuba is all about comedy...

KashimazuFurio said:
Mahouka no Rettousei must have a season 2.


Would be awesome if they announce a 2nd season after the movie specialy since they have enough material to make that 2nd season with 24ep~

Apr 15, 2016 9:13 AM by KurumiNightmare

Seriously, what's so special about Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!? Its a harem. I know some of you are gonna say "its the comedy" but its hard to go over the fact its still a harem.

Apr 15, 2016 8:34 AM by TheHatredDMC

Gintama and TG:re in the top 10, what a great list.

Apr 15, 2016 8:29 AM by Nagirah

kuuderes_shadow said:
Light novel series ranking:
19位 *30,619部 Overlord

Overlord still selling XD

Apr 15, 2016 7:57 AM by ichii_1

Going to miss Assassination Classroom, happy it's doing so well.

Haikyuu!!, Food Wars and World Trigger are doing great <3
Not a big fan of the current arc in Food Wars though, I hope it ends soon.

Apr 15, 2016 7:21 AM by Botato

hpulley said:
Manga series rankings for March

1 1,561,334 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
2 1,088,332 Haikyuu!!
3 853,584 Tokyo Ghoul:re
4 710,734 Chihayafuru
5 551,877 World Trigger
6 550,650 Terra Formars
7 530,217 Shokugeki no Souma
8 519,356 Kingdom
9 492,863 BLEACH
10 491,480 Boku dake ga inai machi
11 437,834 FAIRY TAIL
12 433,431 Gintama
13 430,951 Prison School
14 379,644 Mahoutsukai no Yome
15 363,739 ONE PIECE
16 360,877 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion
17 339,490 Barakamon
18 327,495 MAJOR 2nd
19 288,469 Hoozuki no Reitetsu
20 269,318 Toriko


The series ranking is a lot more relevant when it comes to seeing a series momentum.

Seeing how World Trigger Vol 14 is 100k behind Bleach vol 71, yet its ahead in the series ranking.
Kingdom doesn't even have a volume in the volumes ranking yet it has 520k that is some really nice backlog.

Apr 15, 2016 6:37 AM by harkan

Manga series rankings for March

1 1,561,334 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
2 1,088,332 Haikyuu!!
3 853,584 Tokyo Ghoul:re
4 710,734 Chihayafuru
5 551,877 World Trigger
6 550,650 Terra Formars
7 530,217 Shokugeki no Souma
8 519,356 Kingdom
9 492,863 BLEACH
10 491,480 Boku dake ga inai machi
11 437,834 FAIRY TAIL
12 433,431 Gintama
13 430,951 Prison School
14 379,644 Mahoutsukai no Yome
15 363,739 ONE PIECE
16 360,877 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion
17 339,490 Barakamon
18 327,495 MAJOR 2nd
19 288,469 Hoozuki no Reitetsu
20 269,318 Toriko

Apr 15, 2016 6:15 AM by hpulley

Push Bleach a little more and its gonna dust all that Soma and Terra Formars bullshit.

After that musical ends its run, bring the anime back.

Apr 15, 2016 5:14 AM by Ramkec

Nearly 900k for Assclass, it's really killing it.

Apr 15, 2016 4:52 AM by Agafin

*3. 730,897 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.6

Aww yeah~

Apr 15, 2016 4:14 AM by MichaelMyers100

Happy for Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Gintama and SAO Alternative.

Apr 15, 2016 2:38 AM by CG-Silver

look at that XD KonoSuba is filling the place again XD
i'm glad to see KonoSuba again :D

Apr 15, 2016 2:34 AM by Tevens



8 53,339 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar(January)


2 86,614 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (February)


*3位 108,840部 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar(March)


248k in 3 months not bad especially when you consider that before the anime it had only 30-50k copies sold

Apr 15, 2016 1:55 AM by harkan