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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for May 9 - 15

by Snow
May 18, 2016 2:55 PM | 22 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for May 9 - 15

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

*1. 83,455 *83,455 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*2. 39,586 *39,586 Strike the Blood Vol.15
*3. 38,723 *38,723 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
*4. 37,148 *37,148 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
*5. 19,655 *19,655 Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
*6. 19,286 *19,286 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10 Limited Edition
*7. 14,129 *23,435 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
*8. 11,668 *11,668 Goblin Slayer! Vol.2
*9. *9,717 255,613 Sword Art Online Vol.17
10. *6,345 **6,345 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.14

11. *5,527 **5,527 Adachi to Shimamura Vol.6
12. *5,189 **5,189 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.3
13. *5,176 **5,176 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.1
14. *5,078 *92,645 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
15. *5,045 *57,524 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
16. *4,959 *68,026 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
17. *4,813 *42,307 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
18. *4,607 **4,607 Gakuen Onmyouji: Abe Haruaki, Koukousei. Onmyouji, Hajimemashita.
19. *4,580 *46,005 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
20. *4,279 **4,625 Ijiwaru Konyakusha to Hanayome Keiyaku

21. *4,267 *95,488 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
22. *3,920 **5,290 Gin no Bouryaku: Prince of Silva
23. *3,420 **5,090 Koushaku Reijou wa Kishidanchou(62) no Osanazuma
24. *3,217 **4,807 Kitsune no Mukoutori
25. *3,127 **3,127 Koushaku Reijou wa Tegoma wo Enjiru Vol.1
26. *3,033 **4,687 Boukensha Debut ni wa Ososugiru? Vol.2
27. *2,740 **4,427 Shokugyou Mushoku no Ore ga Boukensha wo Mezasu Wake. Vol.2
28. *2,579 *31,410 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 83,455 *83,455 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*2. 39,586 *39,586 Strike the Blood Vol.15
*3. 38,723 *38,723 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
*5. 37,148 *37,148 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
*9. 19,655 *19,655 Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
10. 19,286 *19,286 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10 Limited Edition
14. 11,668 *11,668 Goblin Slayer! Vol.2
17. *9,717 255,613 Sword Art Online Vol.17
31. *5,527 **5,527 Adachi to Shimamura Vol.6
33. *5,189 **5,189 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.3

35. *5,078 *92,645 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
36. *5,045 *57,524 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
38. *4,959 *68,026 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
41. *4,607 **4,607 Gakuen Onmyouji: Abe Haruaki, Koukousei. Onmyouji, Hajimemashita.
42. *4,580 *46,005 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
48. *4,267 *95,488 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
(cut-off 4,174)


Book
*5. 14,129 *23,435 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
15. *8,914 *58,484 To LOVE-ru Darkness Artbook: Harem Gold
34. *6,345 **6,345 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.14
36. *6,190 *47,140 Kurono no Basket Official Visual Book: Bright Colors
48. *5,176 **5,176 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.1
(cut-off 5,093)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,813 *42,307 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
13. *3,920 **5,290 Gin no Bouryaku: Prince of Silva
15. *3,420 **5,090 Koushaku Reijou wa Kishidanchou(62) no Osanazuma
16. *3,217 **4,807 Kitsune no Mukoutori
17. *3,127 **3,127 Koushaku Reijou wa Tegoma wo Enjiru Vol.1
18. *3,033 **4,687 Boukensha Debut ni wa Ososugiru? Vol.2
19. *2,740 **4,427 Shokugyou Mushoku no Ore ga Boukensha wo Mezasu Wake. Vol.2
20. *2,579 *31,410 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
(cut-off 2,579)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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If re:zero is delayed i wonder how will it affect the boost

May 20, 2016 7:36 AM by harkan

I wish there was a way to know how the novels of Joker Game are doing.... D: (I know per ser JG is considered a best seller, but it would be nice to know if the anime adaptation is favorising the sales or not)

May 19, 2016 6:16 AM by NemuriNezumi

Weekly top 10 light novel series

*1 83,455 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Tanhenshuu
*2 61,270 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*3 40,745 FATE/STRANGE FAKE
*4 39,797 Strike the Blood
*5 33,544 Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6 19,655 Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
*7 17,071 Sword Art Online
*8 14,780 Saikyou Series
*9 14,319 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
10 12,621 Goblin Slayer

Re: Zero still not nearly at the same level of anime boost as KonoSuba last season. Konosuba itself dropping but still hanging on to the top 10 for another week.

May 19, 2016 4:16 AM by hpulley

jesus onii-sama is unstoppable

May 19, 2016 12:13 AM by ultravigo

Glad to see Mahouka topping the list yet again, even with a side story volume to boot.

Also hyped to see Fate/strange fake in the top 5.

May 18, 2016 11:37 PM by -Mahesvara

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations*:

Re:Zero:
*44位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*47位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
*43位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
*53位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
*63位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
276位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
*82位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
449位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
*88位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
472位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
*99位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8

Netoge:
214位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
268位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.2
266位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.3
310位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.4
345位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.5
380位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.6
376位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.7
405位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.8
386位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.9
277位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.10

Bungo Stray Dogs:
*76位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
*94位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
109位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話

Asterisk:
500位 学戦都市アスタリスク外伝 クインヴェールの翼1


Left over from last season:

KonoSuba:
175位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
188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!
178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。
152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~
232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
150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!!
300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
189位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
313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
184位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
168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
203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!

(Source: POS via book-rank.net)

*Like last week these are the BUNKO rankings. The rankings that I previously posted were suspended as a result of the Kumamoto earthquake. As such, anything that is not a bunko format release is not included and these figures can not be compared with rankings for 11th April or before. Rankings are considerably higher for bunko ranks than for the bunsho ranks. On w/c 17th April 500th in the bunsho ranks was 193rd in the bunko ranking.



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Series ranking from Oricon website:
1. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Tanhenshuu
2. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
3. FATE/STRANGE FAKE
4. Strike the Blood
5. Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
6. Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
7. Sword Art Online
8. Saikyou Series
9. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
10. Goblin Slayer
11. Kokuhaku Yokou-Renshuu
12. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
13. Bungo Stray Dogs
14. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
15. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu
16. Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari
17. Adachi to Shimamura
18. Ryuuou no Oshigoto
19. Watashi, Nouryaku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
20. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
(source: Oricon)

May 18, 2016 11:19 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Mahouka and StB standing strong in just this week, quite the surprise really.

May 18, 2016 11:03 PM by Snappynator

I hope strike the blood just announces another season already its nice to have ova's but cmon

May 18, 2016 10:27 PM by andy97

Saikyou Series STRONG!!!

Considering Mahouka SS volume was published only 9 days ago, it's doing pretty great too. A second season is inevitable. Just a matter of time before they announce it.

May 18, 2016 9:52 PM by Vindstot

Re:zero is still boosting......

*2. 39,586 *39,586 Strike the Blood Vol.15
WOW! ova has been announced but there might be another season. just need to boost it a little more.... XD

May 18, 2016 9:51 PM by Tevens

Mahouka where's my SEASON 2! I don't need a movie I need a season 2!!

May 18, 2016 8:30 PM by zurgboy00

Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On almost 20k cool

Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu made it to the top 10 this week as well :o

May 18, 2016 6:29 PM by Stark700

DanMachi season 2 when >.<! I knew it'd sell well, but that's better than I expected. Hurry up and translate Japan, we're just got Volume 5 over here!

May 18, 2016 5:18 PM by Ahoy_NATO

And out. In the end NT vol 15 didn't sale for 100k. Gotta make S3 fast JC.

May 18, 2016 4:20 PM by NeoAnkara

Once more some Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei material and yet with get original stuff with the movie just meh, just go and make already the 2nd season ugh more then enough material for it and it was selling really good + the LN are selling already really good or they really only care about LN and with the movie they just gonna get some extra money from the theaters and then forget about it >_< I really hope they announce a 2nd season at the end of the movie or else its time to kick ass around this darn jpn ppl...

May 18, 2016 4:18 PM by KurumiNightmare

Week after golden week is a bit low but not as noticeable as the week for manga

May 18, 2016 4:08 PM by harkan

@bobzanny @ColdBreeze

Well week 6 was kind of a breather. With last week's episode I'm sure the sales will increase by a lot again just like the BD/DVD - pre orders

Still it would be fine even if the sales stay like that since we deal with a long term advertisement here.

May 18, 2016 3:46 PM by Fappa

*4. 37,148 *37,148 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3

anime when ?? would love to see its event animated, Narita is doing a great job.

May 18, 2016 3:41 PM by Dab1za9

Not as much as last week. Not even close I think.

Hope it gets a bigger boost once we hit arc 3 or if the next 3 episodes get delayed/postponed.

May 18, 2016 3:36 PM by ColdBreeze

Yen Press got this title, hopefully an anime will come out in a few years.
*8. 11,668 *11,668 Goblin Slayer! Vol.2

So much mahouka potential to animate :'(

May 18, 2016 3:34 PM by ichii_1