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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for May 23 - 29

by Snow
Jun 1, 2016 2:10 PM | 23 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for May 23 - 29

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

*1. 20,119 *58,019 Arslan Senki Vol.15 "Senki Futou"
*2. 14,041 *14,041 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.9
*3. 13,726 *13,726 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
*4. 13,128 *90,300 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
*5. 12,682 *12,682 World Teacher: Isekaishiki Kyouiku Agent Vol.3
*6. 12,341 *29,014 Date A Live: Encore Vol.5
*7. 12,004 116,271 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*8. 11,578 *36,098 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.6
*9. *9,962 **9,962 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.11
10. *9,367 **9,367 Genjitsu Shuugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Vol.1

11. *7,487 *18,828 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.15
12. *7,471 **7,471 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.7
13. *7,420 **7,420 Eiyuu Kyoushitsu Vol.5
14. *6,922 **6,922 Isekai Yakkyoku Vol.2
15. *6,895 **6,895 B Group no Shounen Vol.6
16. *6,626 **6,626 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosuu - Marugoto Chuugaku Kiso Suugaku
17. *6,065 *45,634 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
18. *5,957 **5,957 Nidome no Yuusha wa Fukushuu no Michi wo Warai Ayumu Vol.1
19. *5,495 104,790 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
20. *5,366 267,317 Sword Art Online Vol.17

21. *5,284 *16,143 Only Sense Online Vol.9
22. *5,123 **5,123 Eirun Last Code: Kakuu Sekai yori Senjou e Vol.4
23. *4,807 *49,620 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
24. *4,596 **4,596 Kyuubiko-ke Oku no Shirushi: Ohi Kyouiku
25. *4,361 *78,340 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
26. *4,342 *56,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
27. *4,327 *68,817 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
28. *4,253 **4,253 Ore no Ryouri ga Isekai wo Sukuu!
29. *4,189 **4,189 Otome Game Sekai de Sentoushoku wo Kiwamemasu: Isekai Futaude Hyouryouki Vol.2
30. *4,090 **4,090 Jashin Average Vol.3

31. *4,019 **4,019 Sono Mugen no Saki e Vol.4
32. *4,005 **4,005 Jaryuu Tensei: Isekai Ittemo Ore wa Ore Vol.2
33. *3,968 *34,099 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*9. 13,726 *13,726 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
10. 13,128 *90,300 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
12. 12,682 *12,682 World Teacher: Isekaishiki Kyouiku Agent Vol.3
13. 12,341 *29,014 Date A Live: Encore Vol.5
14. 12,004 116,271 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
16. *9,367 **9,367 Genjitsu Shuugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Vol.1
21. *7,487 *18,828 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.15
22. *7,471 **7,471 Sekai no Owari no Encore Vol.7
23. *7,420 **7,420 Eiyuu Kyoushitsu Vol.5
35. *5,495 104,790 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1

37. *5,366 267,317 Sword Art Online Vol.17
38. *5,284 *16,143 Only Sense Online Vol.9
41. *5,123 **5,123 Eirun Last Code: Kakuu Sekai yori Senjou e Vol.4
42. *4,807 *49,620 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
43. *4,596 **4,596 Kyuubiko-ke Oku no Shirushi: Ohi Kyouiku
45. *4,361 *78,340 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
46. *4,342 *56,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
47. *4,327 *68,817 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
48. *4,253 **4,253 Ore no Ryouri ga Isekai wo Sukuu! Vol.1
(cut-off 4,163)


Book
*1. 36,053 *36,053 Osomatsu-san Character Book Vol.2 "Karamatsu"
*2. 34,832 *34,832 Osomatsu-san Character Book Vol.1 "Osomatsu"
*6. 20,119 *58,019 Arslan Senki Vol.15 "Senki Futou"
*9. 14,041 *14,041 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.9
18. 11,578 *36,098 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.6
21. *9,962 **9,962 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.11
36. *6,922 **6,922 Isekai Yakkyoku Vol.2
37. *6,895 **6,895 B Group no Shounen Vol.6
46. *6,065 *45,634 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
48. *5,957 **5,957 Nidome no Yuusha wa Fukushuu no Michi wo Warai Ayumu Vol.1
(cut-off 5,625)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
16. *4,189 **4,189 Otome Game Sekai de Sentoushoku wo Kiwamemasu: Isekai Futaude Hyouryouki Vol.2
17. *4,090 **4,090 Jashin Average Vol.3
18. *4,019 **4,019 Sono Mugen no Saki e Vol.4
19. *4,005 **4,005 Jaryuu Tensei: Isekai Ittemo Ore wa Ore Vol.2
20. *3,968 *34,099 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
(cut-off 3,968)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Glad for Arslan.
Can't wait until the anime reaches that point in the story, the cover looks lovely :3

Jun 3, 2016 1:39 AM by ZoroZoldyck

Animatte said:
hoopla123 said:


I just want to see a grown up Eris and the retarded Demon family (already saw Badigadi, but Atofe and the North God familyyyy needs to be seen).


This may seem shallow but they did sell Eris pillows in Japan, so hopefully having her reappear can spike up the sales.

I also want to see illustrations of her.....



... but up until now, with the illustrations the way they are, i highly doubt it will show such scenes.


If they ever release Mushoku Tensei figures... I'll be one broke ass man

Jun 3, 2016 1:21 AM by hoopla123

hoopla123 said:


I just want to see a grown up Eris and the retarded Demon family (already saw Badigadi, but Atofe and the North God familyyyy needs to be seen).


This may seem shallow but they did sell Eris pillows in Japan, so hopefully having her reappear can spike up the sales.

I also want to see illustrations of her.....



... but up until now, with the illustrations the way they are, i highly doubt it will show such scenes.

Jun 2, 2016 2:37 PM by Animatte

bobzanny said:
@kuuderes_shadow's

Ty for the sale figures, much appreciated.

Only conclusion I can come to concerning Vol.8 selling well is due to the Mad Dog side story, yup only reason.

@hoopla123
Have you seen any of the illustrations from vol.11?
Also no excuses about work, you fall over and let your coworkers and presumed customers know about that MT greatness.


Your right fam. It's time to spread the goodness.

Animatte said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


I'm not hoopla123 but I'll answer anyway.

Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ weekly sales figures:
vol 1 - 10792 in 4 days
vol 2 - 7179 in 2 days, 14306 after 9
vol 3 - 11920 in 4 days
vol 4 - 8251 in 3 days
vol 5 - 9743 in 4 days
vol 6 - 12855 in 6 days
*
vol 8 - 10094 in 3 days, 13437 after 10
*
vol 10 - 9930 in 3 days
vol 11 - 9962 in 5 days

*vols 7 and 9 are non-comparable as some stores released the volume in the week prior to when the release was scheduled, while others did not.

Make of that what you will.


It`s somewhat consistent. The highest rank a few volume releases ago was 10, and it moved up to 9.
Seeing my favorite title gaining more attention just made my day, also thanks for the post. Going to look forward to the Labryinth vol as it is one my favorite volumes, behind Human God Chapter and Conclusion chpt.


I just want to see a grown up Eris and the retarded Demon family (already saw Badigadi, but Atofe and the North God familyyyy needs to be seen).

Jun 2, 2016 1:13 PM by hoopla123

kuuderes_shadow said:
bobzanny said:
@hoopla123

Are these sales numbers about on par for MT for first week release?
*9. *9,962 **9,962


I'm not hoopla123 but I'll answer anyway.

Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ weekly sales figures:
vol 1 - 10792 in 4 days
vol 2 - 7179 in 2 days, 14306 after 9
vol 3 - 11920 in 4 days
vol 4 - 8251 in 3 days
vol 5 - 9743 in 4 days
vol 6 - 12855 in 6 days
*
vol 8 - 10094 in 3 days, 13437 after 10
*
vol 10 - 9930 in 3 days
vol 11 - 9962 in 5 days

*vols 7 and 9 are non-comparable as some stores released the volume in the week prior to when the release was scheduled, while others did not.

Make of that what you will.


It`s somewhat consistent. The highest rank a few volume releases ago was 10, and it moved up to 9.
Seeing my favorite title gaining more attention just made my day, also thanks for the post. Going to look forward to the Labryinth vol as it is one my favorite volumes, behind Human God Chapter and Conclusion chpt.

Jun 2, 2016 10:46 AM by Animatte

@kuuderes_shadow

Ty for the sale figures, much appreciated.

Only conclusion I can come to concerning Vol.8 selling well is due to the Mad Dog side story, yup only reason.

@hoopla123
Have you seen any of the illustrations from vol.11?
Also no excuses about work, you fall over and let your coworkers and presumed customers know about that MT greatness.

Jun 2, 2016 8:52 AM by bobzanny

bobzanny said:
@hoopla123

Are these sales numbers about on par for MT for first week release?
*9. *9,962 **9,962


If it made it to the list, it's good enough. It's sad but the fanboys like us are small in number.

OT:Goooooo MT. Would have been falling off my chair again but at work lol..

Jun 2, 2016 2:20 AM by hoopla123

bobzanny said:
@hoopla123

Are these sales numbers about on par for MT for first week release?
*9. *9,962 **9,962


I'm not hoopla123 but I'll answer anyway.

Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ weekly sales figures:
vol 1 - 10792 in 4 days
vol 2 - 7179 in 2 days, 14306 after 9
vol 3 - 11920 in 4 days
vol 4 - 8251 in 3 days
vol 5 - 9743 in 4 days
vol 6 - 12855 in 6 days
*
vol 8 - 10094 in 3 days, 13437 after 10
*
vol 10 - 9930 in 3 days
vol 11 - 9962 in 5 days

*vols 7 and 9 are non-comparable as some stores released the volume in the week prior to when the release was scheduled, while others did not.

Make of that what you will.

Jun 2, 2016 1:03 AM by kuuderes_shadow

@hoopla123

Are these sales numbers about on par for MT for first week release?
*9. *9,962 **9,962

Jun 2, 2016 12:11 AM by bobzanny

POS (bunko) ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Re:Zero:
*40位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*46位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
*47位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
*49位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
*59位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
232位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
*75位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
429位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
*85位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
458位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
*97位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8

Netoge:
340位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
414位 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.10

Bungou Stray Dogs:
*68位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
*78位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
*95位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話

Leftover from last season:

KonoSuba:
222位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
256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!
218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。
211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~
301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
210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!!
406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
225位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
435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
249位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
231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
320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:
451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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Series ranking from Oricon website:
1. Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
3. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
4. Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
5. Boukyaku Tantei Series
6. World Teacher
7. Date A Live Encore
8. Sword Art Online
9. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
10. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Tanhenshuu
11. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
12. Bungou Stray Dogs
13. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
14. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation
15. Genjitsu Shuugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki
16. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
17. Sekai no Owari no Encore
18. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban
19. Eiyuu Kyoushitsu
20. Isekai Yakkyoku

Source: Oricon website

Jun 1, 2016 10:40 PM by kuuderes_shadow

>another good looking isekai

The school harem genre is on life support waiting for the trend to wash over :'(
14. *6,922 **6,922 Isekai Yakkyoku Vol.2

Overlord next week :O

Jun 1, 2016 9:15 PM by ichii_1

I'd love to say "Saikyou Series still STRONG!" for the 4th times in a row, but it did fall by a couple of ranks this week. Well, NisiOisiN is still holding out well with Okitegami.

Jun 1, 2016 6:08 PM by Vindstot

harkan said:
malki said:
where the hell is Overlord Vol.10..?


it was released in the 30th ...
Obvious sign of failure is obvious.

Jun 1, 2016 4:39 PM by Paulo27

malki said:
where the hell is Overlord Vol.10..?


it was released in the 30th ...

Jun 1, 2016 3:44 PM by harkan

ColdBreeze said:
Looks like that, yeah.

If the pattern stays as it is next week should be a good one for the sales.


In a longer running show like this one it's a constant up and down. As long as it keeps up a certain level, the length of the active advertising will do the rest and push the sales on the same level of a short but explosive light novel boost like KonoSuba :)!

Jun 1, 2016 3:40 PM by Fappa

where the hell is Overlord Vol.10..?

Jun 1, 2016 3:32 PM by malki

Fappa said:
Like I said it last week, I also think people mostly read alongside the anime as the volumes surrounding the one we are currently at are the most sold ones.
Looks like that, yeah.

If the pattern stays as it is next week should be a good one for the sales.

Jun 1, 2016 3:30 PM by ColdBreeze

Weekly top 10 manga series

*1 32,320 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2 20,774 Arslan Senki
*3 18,759 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*4 15,732 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*5 14,041 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
*6 13,333 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*7 13,287 World Teacher
*8 12,520 Date a Live
*9 12,295 Sword Art Online
10 12,184 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 12,184

Re:Zero has indeed dropped from last week and KonoSuba has nearly fallen out of the top 10.

Jun 1, 2016 2:29 PM by hpulley

ColdBreeze said:
Only four Volumes again. Quite a drop compared to last week.


That was to be expected honestly. When an arc goes on for a while the sales automatically drop over the time. As long as it stays relevant by having at least 2 or more volumes in the rankings then it's fine.

As soon as arc 3 starts there should be a recognizable increase in sales again.

Like I said it last week, I also think people mostly read alongside the anime as the volumes surrounding the one we are currently at are the most sold ones.

Jun 1, 2016 2:26 PM by Fappa

The Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki ranking surprised me this week. Same with World Teacher. Mushoku Tensei almost breaking 10k hmm...

Jun 1, 2016 2:20 PM by Stark700