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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for May 2 - 8

by Snow
May 11, 2016 6:12 PM | 27 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for May 2 - 8

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

*1. 20,985 *37,494 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
*2. 16,946 245,896 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*3. 10,144 *91,221 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
*4. *9,306 **9,306 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
*5. *8,093 *49,536 Hidan no Aria Vol.22
*6. *6,930 *87,567 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
*7. *6,859 *63,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
*8. *6,762 *52,479 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
*9. *6,586 *32,012 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
10. *6,578 *95,162 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen

11. *5,579 *41,425 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
12. *5,505 *65,310 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken
13. *5,283 *87,362 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
14. *5,209 *23,767 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.7
15. *5,045 *35,789 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
16. *4,947 *28,831 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
17. *4,759 *52,664 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu to Kuro no Jidai
18. *4,666 **8,692 Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy Vol.2
19. *4,607 **9,960 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.5
20. *4,583 *28,438 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6

21. *4,491 *46,770 Bungou Stray Dogs: Tanteisha Setsuritsu Hiwa
22. *4,473 271,552 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.1
23. *4,251 *28,700 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7
24. *2,746 *27,406 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho
25. *2,377 *31,353 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan - Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
26. *2,338 **6,702 LV999 no Murabito Vol.1

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*5. 16,946 245,896 Sword Art Online Vol.17
14. 10,144 *91,221 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
19. *8,093 *49,536 Hidan no Aria Vol.22
22. *6,930 *87,567 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
23. *6,859 *63,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
25. *6,762 *52,479 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
31. *5,579 *41,425 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
33. *5,505 *65,310 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken
35. *5,283 *87,362 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
35. *5,283 *87,362 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15

38. *5,045 *35,789 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
39. *4,759 *52,664 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu to Kuro no Jidai
40. *4,666 **8,692 Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy Vol.2
43. *4,607 **9,960 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.5
44. *4,583 *28,438 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6
45. *4,491 *46,770 Bungou Stray Dogs: Tanteisha Setsuritsu Hiwa
46. *4,473 271,552 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.1
50. *4,251 *28,700 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7
(cut-off 4,251)


Book
*1. 40,724 *40,950 Kurono no Basket Official Visual Book: Bright Colors
*8. 20,985 *37,494 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
*9. 19,283 *19,283 Official Animation Guide: Gintama Anime Iroiro Life
21. *9,306 **9,306 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
32. *6,863 *79,459 TYPE-MOON Ace Vol.11
35. *6,586 *32,012 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
36. *6,578 *95,162 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
(cut-off 5,837)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*9. *5,209 *23,767 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.7
10. *4,947 *28,831 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
15. *2,746 *27,406 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho
17. *2,675 *22,438 Boku dake ga Inai Machi: Another Record
18. *2,377 *31,353 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan - Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
19. *2,338 **6,702 LV999 no Murabito Vol.1
(cut-off 2,300)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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kuuderes_shadow said:
Yohimo_asakura said:
Nice for re:zero. It gets pretty much the same anime boost konosuba got, tho still behind overlord or danmachi.

I wonder, what franchise got the biggest anime boost in history, in light novel category? Was that SAO or something else?


In terms of absolute figures, SAO occupies 4 of the top 5 spots by backlog volume sales in the year end rankings, with Durarara!! vol 1 holding second place.

Sales figures pre-2008 don't exist. Haruhi or Slayers could well have done significantly better than either.


Thank you for clarifying.

Oh, I did forget that Haruhi was a major hit back then...

May 13, 2016 2:40 PM by Yohimo_asakura

elior1 said:
i wonder if re zero will get much more boost considering what was showen in this upcoming episode preview


Considering the fact that episode 7 marks a turning point in the series you can almost bet on it. When episode 5 already managed to achieve an increase of 37% then episode 7 which is episode 5 on steroids will most likely achieve an even bigger boost.

May 13, 2016 10:34 AM by Fappa

kuuderes_shadow said:
Yohimo_asakura said:
Nice for re:zero. It gets pretty much the same anime boost konosuba got, tho still behind overlord or danmachi.

I wonder, what franchise got the biggest anime boost in history, in light novel category? Was that SAO or something else?


In terms of absolute figures, SAO occupies 4 of the top 5 spots by backlog volume sales in the year end rankings, with Durarara!! vol 1 holding second place.

Sales figures pre-2008 don't exist. Haruhi or Slayers could well have done significantly better than either.
i wonder if re zero will get much more boost considering what was showen in this upcoming episode preview

May 13, 2016 8:11 AM by elior1

Yohimo_asakura said:
Nice for re:zero. It gets pretty much the same anime boost konosuba got, tho still behind overlord or danmachi.

I wonder, what franchise got the biggest anime boost in history, in light novel category? Was that SAO or something else?


In terms of absolute figures, SAO occupies 4 of the top 5 spots by backlog volume sales in the year end rankings, with Durarara!! vol 1 holding second place.

Sales figures pre-2008 don't exist. Haruhi or Slayers could well have done significantly better than either.

May 12, 2016 11:49 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Nice for re:zero. It gets pretty much the same anime boost konosuba got, tho still behind overlord or danmachi.

I wonder, what franchise got the biggest anime boost in history, in light novel category? Was that SAO or something else?

May 12, 2016 11:15 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Damn those sales for Re:Zero are certainly looking nice. Hope that White Fox continues to deliver and hopefully spawn a second season.

May 12, 2016 11:04 AM by bobzanny

Weekly series ranking from Oricon website:
13. Overlord

Oh yeah, vol 10 is coming it's getting a little boost XD

May 12, 2016 7:43 AM by ichii_1

Vsegda7 said:
Xenocrisi said:
That cover of OnS...time skip?



Flashback on Crowley's life as a human.
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Oh. He looked like Mikaela

May 12, 2016 4:42 AM by Xenocrisi

Xenocrisi said:
That cover of OnS...time skip?



Flashback on Crowley's life as a human.

May 12, 2016 4:39 AM by Vsegda7

kuuderes_shadow said:


If those are the only two options then the answer must be that you're blind, sorry.

3 last week
7 this week

Also worth bearing in mind that vols 6 and 7 wouldn't have made last week's threshold with these sales figures. That said, sales are definitely up - the sales total for the series this week was 37% higher than it was last week.


Welp just woke up so the math game is weak right now lol.

Interesting to hear, thanks! I expected this to have a decent amount of sales that is consistent throughout these 25 weeks but seeing how it continues to improve makes me genuinely happy.

May 12, 2016 3:58 AM by Fappa

Fappa said:

Am I blind or did three times more volumes of Re:Zero rank this week?


If those are the only two options then the answer must be that you're blind, sorry.

3 last week
7 this week

Also worth bearing in mind that vols 6 and 7 wouldn't have made last week's threshold with these sales figures. That said, sales are definitely up - the sales total for the series this week was 37% higher than it was last week.

May 12, 2016 3:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I wake up and see this. HOLY MOTHER OF SALES!

Am I blind or did 2 times more volumes of Re:Zero rank this week? Guess this episode 5 ending sequence must have done wonders. I mean I read on the official twitter that they have to go into reprint again because the demand is so high but I didn't expect that.

Well this made my day! :D

Cannot wait to see how these upcoming episodes will impact the sales.

May 12, 2016 3:08 AM by Fappa

ColdBreeze said:
Sweet. 7 out of 8 Vol of Re:Zero are in the list.
Hope it keeps it up.


And volume 8 sold 4142 so that wasn't far off either.

May 12, 2016 2:57 AM by kuuderes_shadow

That cover of OnS...time skip?

May 12, 2016 2:10 AM by Xenocrisi

Sweet. 7 out of 8 Vol of Re:Zero are in the list.
Hope it keeps it up.

May 11, 2016 11:20 PM by ColdBreeze

That re:zero boost, looks like another konosuba success..........

May 11, 2016 11:18 PM by Frostbytes

*6. *6,930 *87,567 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
*7. *6,859 *63,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
*8. *6,762 *52,479 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3

11. *5,579 *41,425 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4

15. *5,045 *35,789 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5

20. *4,583 *28,438 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6

23. *4,251 *28,700 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7

There you go. it's starting to boost like konosuba.
and i'm kinda suprised to see this too.

35. *5,283 *87,362 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
35. *5,283 *87,362 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15

i really wish they traslated it. i want to read it so bad but.....
guess i need to learn japanese xD

May 11, 2016 11:06 PM by YizelTro

POS ranks for light novel series with ongoing anime adaptations for the last 3 weeks:

NOTE: these are the bunko rankings. The overall rankings seem to have stopped being produced.

18th-24th April:
No data. The rankings seem to be missing. They are not on the Shoseki blog.

25th April - 1st May:


2nd May - 8th May:

Re:Zero:
*29位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*31位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
*32位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
*37位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
*49位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
223位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
*63位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
439位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
*82位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
451位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
*89位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8

Netoge:
156位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.10

163位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
192位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.2
204位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.3
250位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.4
275位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.5
354位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.6
380位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.7
357位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.8
336位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.9

Asterisk:
330位 学戦都市アスタリスク外伝 クインヴェールの翼1

343位 学戦都市アスタリスク 10 龍激聖覇

Bungou Stray Dogs:
*45位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
*57位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
*79位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話

Leftover from Winter:

KonoSuba:
117位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
123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!
107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。
102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~
156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
106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!!
231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
112位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
246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
115位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
105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
101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!

Grimgar:
364位 灰と幻想のグリムガル level.8 そして僕らは明日を待つ

(source: POS via book-rank.net)


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Weekly series ranking from Oricon website:
*1. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. Sword Art Online
*3. Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
*4. Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari
*5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
*7. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*8. Bungou Stray Dogs
*9. Hidan no Aria
10. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
11. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
12. Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
13. Overlord
14. No Game No Life
15. Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy
16. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
17. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation
18. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
19. Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Novelisation
20. orange Novelisation

May 11, 2016 10:44 PM by kuuderes_shadow

As expected Rokujouma didn't make it to the second week.

May 11, 2016 10:18 PM by NeoAnkara

22. *6,930 *87,567 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
23. *6,859 *63,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
25. *6,762 *52,479 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
31. *5,579 *41,425 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
38. *5,045 *35,789 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
44. *4,583 *28,438 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6
50. *4,251 *28,700 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7

dat boost.. huge succes i guess...

14. *5,209 *23,767 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.7

slime sama! waiting patiently for anime adaptation because i think impossible to get RE:monster one...

May 11, 2016 9:33 PM by Kuma