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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for April

by Snow
May 12, 2016 4:11 PM | 21 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for April (April 4 - May 1)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 2,198,022 One Piece Vol.81
*2. 1,398,495 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19
*3. *,730,226 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.19
*4. *,525,967 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.20
*5. *,509,378 Kingdom Vol.42
*6. *,506,847 Detective Conan Vol.89
*7. *,410,022 Natsume Yuujinchou Vol.20
*8. *,361,613 Magi Vol.29
*9. *,353,601 Terra Formars Vol.17
10. *,344,972 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.8

11. *,267,384 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.28
12. *,260,043 Nisekoi Vol.22
13. *,256,889 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2
14. *,208,237 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.8
15. *,204,123 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.9
16. *,153,839 Yume no Shizuku Kin no Torikago Vol.8
17. *,152,111 Suki tte Ii na yo. Vol.16
18. *,150,866 I Am a Hero Vol.20
19. *,148,039 Golden Kamuy Vol.7
20. *,134,883 L♥DK Vol.20


Light Novels
*1. *,228,950 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*2. *,*82,079 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
*3. *,*56,674 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
*4. *,*43,986 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
*5. *,*41,443 Hidan no Aria Vol.22
*6. *,*31,974 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.10
*7. *,*28,736 Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.10
*8. *,*26,707 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.7
*9. *,*26,336 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.22
10. *,*25,426 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare

11. *,*24,804 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan - Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
12. *,*24,304 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
13. *,*24,053 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.8
14. *,*22,426 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
15. *,*22,195 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho
16. *,*20,534 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
17. *,*18,558 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.7
18. *,*17,328 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
19. *,*16,872 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.14
20. *,*16,509 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Season 3 never.
*9. *,*26,336 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.22

May 15, 2016 10:42 PM by ichii_1

Nice to see people haven't forgotten Space Brothers exist, and Kingdom too :3

May 14, 2016 1:22 PM by Zee530

Good to see Conan selling better than the last volume. Almost took over the 5th spot too, so it would have been in top 5.

Looks like Aoyama won't finish DC anytime soon, should this press up...

May 13, 2016 8:50 PM by fize4ever

6. *,*31,974 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.10

Monthly light novel series:
10 *39,050 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

So the previous volumes of Rakudai are still selling. Nice to see this still doing well even after the anime. I'm sure the publisher will have no problem investing in another season but the problem is the anime BD/DVD distributor.

*2 116,158 Re: Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu
*3 100,083 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4 *93,026 Netoge no Yume wa Onna no ko Janai to Omotta?
14 *34,915 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
17 *28,202 Hundred

So KonoSuba and Grimgar are the only ones from last anime season that are still selling. From this season, Re:Zero and Netoge are getting boost from anime but Hundred anime seems to be quite a failure.

May 13, 2016 8:18 PM by AP24

Sao on top . Plus Rakudai 6th place , not bad at all .

May 13, 2016 2:55 PM by DragonSlayer_19

I'm surprised no one has posted the monthly series yet, just the volumes.

Monthly manga series
*1 2,368,934 ONE PIECE
*2 1,591,801 Shingeki no Kyojin
*3 1,134,156 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
*4 *,875,844 Boku no Hero Academia
*5 *,837,824 Kingdom
*6 *,653,106 Detective Conan
*7 *,651,664 Nantsu no Taizai
*8 *,596,900 Terra Formars
*9 *,454,947 Magi
10 *,428,922 Natsume Juujinchou
11 *,397,955 Golden Kamuy
12 *,351,759 Boku dake ga inai Machi
13 *,326,485 I am a Hero
14 *,308,446 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukasii
15 *,296,169 Nisekoi
16 *,295,354 Chihayafuru
17 *,293,979 Uchuu Kyoudai
18 *,257,266 Bungo Stray Dogs
19 *,238,210 Sousei no Onmyouji
20 *,232,875 Magi Sinbad no Bouken

Monthly light novel series:
*1 264,733 Sword Art Online
*2 116,158 Re: Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu
*3 100,083 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4 *93,026 Netoge no Yume wa Onna no ko Janai to Omotta?
*5 *84,136 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*6 *84,063 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*7 *49,827 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
*8 *41,862 Hidan no Aria
*9 *39,805 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelized
10 *39,050 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
11 *38,422 Bungo Stray Dogs
12 *36,925 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff
13 *36,243 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
14 *34,915 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
15 *31,781 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
16 *28,251 Deathmarch kara hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
17 *28,202 Hundred
18 *26,336 Genesis Series
19 *24,208 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho!
20 *22,426 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai

May 13, 2016 12:43 PM by hpulley

happy for Snk and Sao
more seasons from them are coming in 2017 <3

May 13, 2016 12:28 PM by tragedydesu

Not suprised to see One Piece at the very top.

May 13, 2016 6:18 AM by Chibi-Alice

Happy for OP, SnK and Kingdom.

Sad for Magi, it should have been higher.

May 13, 2016 4:41 AM by Ramkec

Paulo27 said:
Volume 8 also managed to get in at the time didn't it?


Nope. Only the weekly ones.

May 13, 2016 2:15 AM by kuuderes_shadow

^ it did rank in the weekly rankings with 15k.
it will probably reach 30k slowly(away from the rankings)

May 13, 2016 2:08 AM by harkan

kuuderes_shadow said:
Xenocrisi said:


RIP

But has it ever been in the TOP?


Volume 1 barely squeaked into 20th place thanks to the low threshold in February. That's the only time it's been on the volume rankings.

On series ranks (not listed above) it was 8th in January, 2nd in February and 3rd in March. Based on the oricon website rankings it was 14th in April.
Volume 8 also managed to get in at the time didn't it? Well, it's not awful, got a boost to pretty good sales considering the initial ones.

May 13, 2016 1:10 AM by Paulo27

Xenocrisi said:
welcome2NHK said:
Where is Hai to Gensou?


RIP

But has it ever been in the TOP?


Volume 1 barely squeaked into 20th place thanks to the low threshold in February. That's the only time it's been on the volume rankings.

On series ranks (not listed above) it was 8th in January, 2nd in February and 3rd in March. Based on the oricon website rankings it was 14th in April.

May 13, 2016 12:05 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Glad to see Ansatsu did so well, pretty surprised to see Rakudai getting #6th though.

May 12, 2016 11:07 PM by Snappynator

welcome2NHK said:
Where is Hai to Gensou?


RIP

But has it ever been in the TOP?

May 12, 2016 10:55 PM by Xenocrisi

Yay One Piece !! That cover looks awesome o_O

May 12, 2016 8:56 PM by -mikasa

welcome2NHK said:
Where is Hai to Gensou?

why do u think it should be in this list?

May 12, 2016 8:26 PM by AllenVonStein

This is gonna be the first year a Index novel doesn't sell over 100k....sad times....

May 12, 2016 5:47 PM by chrisbj

One Piece isn't as high as I thought it would be.

May 12, 2016 5:44 PM by G_Spark233

Where is Hai to Gensou?

May 12, 2016 5:06 PM by welcome2NHK