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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Apr 18 - 24

by Snow
Apr 27, 2016 1:37 PM | 15 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for April 18 - 24

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

*1. 33,584 205,829 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*2. 19,580 *19,580 Hidan no Aria Vol.22
*3. 14,809 *14,809 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.8
*4. 13,649 *13,649 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.14
*5. 10,755 *17,168 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
*6. 10,572 *71,430 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
*7. 10,111 *75,104 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
*8. *8,638 *28,442 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.10
*9. *7,979 *82,239 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
10. *6,798 **6,798 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.11

11. *6,318 **6,318 Nonbiri VRMOO-ki Vol.4
12. *6,154 **6,154 Assassins Pride Vol.2
13. *5,769 **5,769 Gun-Otaku ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!? Vol.7
14. *5,392 *75,031 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
15. *4,918 *50,820 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
16. *4,702 **4,702 Izure Shinwa no Ragnarok Vol.3
17. *4,567 *18,972 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
18. *4,377 **4,377 Seven Cast no Hikikomori Majutsuou
19. *4,316 **4,316 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenvale no Tsubasa Vol.1
20. *4,296 **4,296 Inchiki no Chikara, Sengoku no Yo wo Kakenukero. Vol.1

21. *4,114 **4,114 Mita Ichizoku no Iji wo Mi yo: Tensei Sengoku Bushou no Honsouki Vol.3
22. *3,234 **3,415 Terra Formars: Lost Mission Vol.2
23. *3,140 **3,140 Tanaka no Isekai Moriagari Vol.1
24. *2,800 *26,439 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan - Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
25. *2,775 **7,470 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.3
26. *2,748 **2,748 Ryuu to Neko

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 33,584 205,829 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*5. 19,580 *19,580 Hidan no Aria Vol.22
*9. 13,649 *13,649 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.14
15. 10,572 *71,430 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
16. 10,111 *75,104 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
21. *8,638 *28,442 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.10
25. *6,798 **6,798 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.11
31. *6,154 **6,154 Assassins Pride Vol.2
33. *5,769 **5,769 Gun-Otaku ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!? Vol.7
38. *5,392 *75,031 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1

44. *4,918 *50,820 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
47. *4,702 **4,702 Izure Shinwa no Ragnarok Vol.3
48. *4,377 **4,377 Seven Cast no Hikikomori Majutsuou
(cut-off 4,350)


Book
*7. 14,809 *14,809 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.8
12. 10,755 *17,168 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
22. *7,979 *82,239 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
33. *6,318 **6,318 Nonbiri VRMOO-ki Vol.4
(cut-off 5,106)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*9. *4,567 *18,972 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
11. *4,296 **4,296 Inchiki no Chikara, Sengoku no Yo wo Kakenukero. Vol.1
12. *4,114 **4,114 Mita Ichizoku no Iji wo Mi yo: Tensei Sengoku Bushou no Honsouki Vol.3
14. *3,234 **3,415 Terra Formars: Lost Mission Vol.2
15. *3,140 **3,140 Tanaka no Isekai Moriagari Vol.1
16. *2,800 *26,439 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan - Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
17. *2,775 **7,470 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.3
19. *2,710 **2,748 Ryuu to Neko
(cut-off 2,514)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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DarklordVor said:
Yay more sales added to Re:Zero! I wonder if Re:Zero vol. 3 did not sell well because people don't want to be spoiled further or they dropped it.


To me it seems like the majority of the people want to read them alongside the anime. Maybe that's a common thing to do in a 2-cour light novel adaptation. I mean it will air until October. If people buy all 8 volumes now maybe they will spoil themselves.

As an anime only you wouldn't know what awaits you in vol.3 until you had bought it. So that's probably no it

Apr 29, 2016 4:03 AM by Fappa

Yay more sales added to Re:Zero! I wonder if Re:Zero vol. 3 did not sell well because people don't want to be spoiled further or they dropped it.

Eh... KonoSuba is gone from the list again.

Also,

10. *6,798 **6,798 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.11


Henneko still exists? :O I'm genuinely surprised about this lol. Since Henneko is actually my first harem anime, so this series still going surprised me. Ah... too bad the anime is pretty much dead like a dead fish.

Apr 29, 2016 1:45 AM by DarklordVor

Dab1za9 said:
Zefyris said:

Type moon ace is a magazine AFAIK...


Well it was reported on last week list and is classified as book by Oricon.


It being a magazine and not being classified as a light novel by Oricon doesn't really help its case. It shouldn't really be on these lists.

Apr 28, 2016 8:46 AM by Ejc

Zefyris said:
Dab1za9 said:
Missing
TYPE-MOON Ace Vol.11 20,796 68,104

Type moon ace is a magazine AFAIK...


Well it was reported on last week list and is classified as book by Oricon.

Apr 28, 2016 8:00 AM by Dab1za9

Dab1za9 said:
Missing
TYPE-MOON Ace Vol.11 20,796 68,104

Type moon ace is a magazine AFAIK...

Apr 28, 2016 7:56 AM by Zefyris

Missing
TYPE-MOON Ace Vol.11 20,796 68,104

Apr 28, 2016 6:58 AM by Dab1za9

@kuuderes_shadow

I will post the other ranking from Oricon Youtaiju as well, as well as the explanation of how they differ.

『作品別ランキング』 ~映像作品なら公開・放映(シリーズも)の単位に「作品」を設定。その「作品」に関連した映像パッケージの売上を統合し集計・順位付けしたもの。コミックや小説はシリーズを一作品とし(外伝・短編集は別に集計)、単行本や文庫版すべてを統合し、集計・順位付けしたものになります。

『商品G別ランキング』 ~旧「シリーズ別ランキング」。コミック、ライトノベルの売上を作品毎の単行本・新書・文庫の判型別に集計・順位付けしたものになります。

ラノ作品別週間10
*1 107,475 ソードアート・オンライン
*2 *35,672 新約 とある魔術の禁書目録
*3 *31,651 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
*4 *30,257 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!
*5 *29,540 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活
*6 *21,534 落第騎士の英雄譚
*7 *18,139 告白予行練習
*8 *14,201 映画 暗殺教室 ノベライズ作品
*9 *10,836 ハンドレッド
10 *10,828 GENESISシリーズ 境界線上のホライゾン

ラノ商品G別週間10
*1 41,890 ソードアート・オンライン
*2 27,588 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活
*3 22,663 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!
*4 21,237 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
*5 19,738 緋弾のアリア
*6 14,964 八男って、それはないでしょう!
*7 14,387 真・天地無用!魎皇鬼外伝 天地無用! GXP
*8 10,967 文豪ストレイドッグス太宰治の入社試験
*9 10,648 新約 とある魔術の禁書目録
10 10,572 告白予行練習 短編集

@everyone else, the ラノ商品G別週間10 ranking is what I usually post because that's what 2ch is usually interested in, but both rankings are quite relevant.

Apr 27, 2016 11:00 PM by Ejc

Series rankings from Oricon website:

1. Sword Art Online
2. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
4. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
5. Hidan no Aria
6. Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
7. Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
8. Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryuuouki Gaiden Tenshi Muyou! GXP
9. Bungou Stray Dogs
10. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
11. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
12. Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation
13. Hundred
14. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
15. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
16. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko
17. Assassin Blade
18. Nonbiri VRMMO-ki
19. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
20. Gun-Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!?

Source: Oricon website

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Other volumes that may be of interest in the bunko rankings:

37. 5416 Yami no Moribito
38. 4985 Yume no Moribito
44. 4896 Seirei no Moribito
46. 4764 Kokuu no Tabibito
50. 4350 Kami no Moribito pt 1

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AP24 said:
It's possible in the second week all MF Bunko J releases will sell more than in the first week.


Almost certain given that they officially hadn't come out yet. Ditto MF Books.

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Shame Four Cours After vol 2 didn't make it on the rankings...

Apr 27, 2016 10:41 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Overlord now has 2.500.000 in print.

http://i.imgur.com/LGDAREY.jpg

You had me as "isekai", overpowered uncle XD
23. *3,140 **3,140 Tanaka no Isekai Moriagari Vol.1

Apr 27, 2016 9:37 PM by ichii_1

It's possible in the second week all MF Bunko J releases will sell more than in the first week.

Apr 27, 2016 7:32 PM by AP24

Seems like the consequences of the earthquake show their effect. The overall sales have clearly dropped a bit. It's understandable though, people surely have anything but light novel and manga on their mind. I guess give it a few weeks and they should stabilize again.

14. *5,392 *75,031 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
15. *4,918 *50,820 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2

Still going relatively strong I see. Waiting for the 6th week spike to happen.

Apr 27, 2016 2:41 PM by Fappa

Hentai Ouji isn't doing so well.. Or it's always like this huh.

Apr 27, 2016 2:26 PM by Katsu-kun

Huh, I was not expecting Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou! to rank that high this week.

Looks like NT Volume 15 still hanging in there.

Apr 27, 2016 1:57 PM by Stark700

*8. *8,638 *28,442 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.10


doing quite well

*7. 10,111 *75,104 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15


another drop in sales, it won't make the same 90k that volume 14 got

19. *4,316 **4,316 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenvale no Tsubasa Vol.1


Don't really know what this spin off is about but it sold decently

Apr 27, 2016 1:50 PM by Larkanite

SAO doing a good job as always , can't wait for Movie: Ordinal Scale.

@Snow error in number *9.

Apr 27, 2016 1:49 PM by AllenVonStein