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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for May 30 - June 5

by Snow
Jun 8, 2016 9:52 PM | 36 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for May 30 - June 5

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

*1. 110,337 111,740 Overlord Vol.10
*2. *20,554 *24,672 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.5
*3. *17,675 *17,675 Last Embryo Vol.3
*4. *12,137 *18,763 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosuu - Marugoto Chuugaku Kiso Suugaku
*5. *10,503 *68,522 Arslan Senki Vol.15 "Senki Futou"
*6. **9,085 **9,085 Seirei Gensouki Vol.4
*7. **9,004 **9,004 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.5
*8. **8,939 **9,594 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.4
*9. **8,621 *98,921 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
10. **7,952 **8,532 Shingan no Yuusha Vol.4

11. **7,643 **7,643 Takumi-san Series Kanzenban Vol.4
12. **7,461 123,732 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
13. **6,541 *42,639 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.6
14. **6,191 **7,563 Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimasu Vol.3
15. **6,079 110,869 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
16. **6,043 **6,476 Gunshi wa Nandemo Shitteiru Vol.6
17. **5,909 **6,235 Tensai Gekai ga Isekai de Yami Isha wo Hajimemashita. Vol.2
18. **5,195 *74,012 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
19. **5,136 *83,476 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
20. **5,007 *50,641 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare

21. **4,941 *33,955 Date A Live: Encore Vol.5
22. **4,810 *60,877 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
23. **4,531 271,848 Sword Art Online Vol.17
24. **4,464 **5,395 Isekai Rakugo Vol.1
25. **4,412 *18,138 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
26. **2,899 **4,691 Tanaka: Nenrei Equal Kanojo Inaireki no Mahoutsukai Vol.2
27. **2,839 *16,880 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.9
28. **2,814 **3,316 Ninja Slayer Vol.5
29. **2,690 *36,789 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
30. **2,634 **5,097 Hone to Issho no Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2

31. **2,441 **2,441 Danshaku Reijou to Ouji no Funtouki Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*5. *20,554 *24,672 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.5
*6. *17,675 *17,675 Last Embryo Vol.3
15. **9,085 **9,085 Seirei Gensouki Vol.4
16. **9,004 **9,004 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.5
17. **8,939 **9,594 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.4
19. **8,621 *98,921 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
21. **7,952 **8,532 Shingan no Yuusha Vol.4
24. **7,643 **7,643 Takumi-san Series Kanzenban Vol.4
25. **7,461 123,732 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
29. **6,191 **7,563 Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimasu Vol.3

30. **6,079 110,869 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
31. **6,043 **6,476 Gunshi wa Nandemo Shitteiru Vol.6
33. **5,909 **6,235 Tensai Gekai ga Isekai de Yami Isha wo Hajimemashita. Vol.2
38. **5,195 *74,012 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
39. **5,136 *83,476 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
41. **4,941 *33,955 Date A Live: Encore Vol.5
43. **4,810 *60,877 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
48. **4,531 271,848 Sword Art Online Vol.17
49. **4,464 **5,395 Isekai Rakugo Vol.1
50. **4,412 *18,138 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
(cut-off 4,412)


Book
*1. 110,337 111,740 Overlord Vol.10
10. *12,137 *18,763 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosuu - Marugoto Chuugaku Kiso Suugaku
13. *10,503 *68,522 Arslan Senki Vol.15 "Senki Futou"
39. **6,541 *42,639 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.6
(cut-off 5,323)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
14. **2,899 **4,691 Tanaka: Nenrei Equal Kanojo Inaireki no Mahoutsukai Vol.2
15. **2,839 *16,880 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.9
16. **2,814 **3,316 Ninja Slayer Vol.5
18. **2,690 *36,789 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
19. **2,634 **5,097 Hone to Issho no Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
20. **2,441 **2,441 Danshaku Reijou to Ouji no Funtouki Vol.2
(cut-off 2,441)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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kuuderes_shadow said:
Zefyris said:

Next week should have KyouHora's volume 23 around the 5th place I suppose?~


There seems to be a battle between KyouHora and Netoge for what should be 4th and 5th place (behind Accel World, HaMaou and Overlord). Netoge is ahead in POS, and on Tsutaya and Bunkyodo, whereas KyouHora is ahead on Amazon.

Seishun Buta Yarou is too weak nowadays to beat KyouHora and nothing else is likely to pose a threat at all.

So you can partially follow that much even before oricon's results ? interesting. Yes, that's the titles I supposed would be passing KyouHora as well.

Jun 14, 2016 9:45 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:

Next week should have KyouHora's volume 23 around the 5th place I suppose?~


There seems to be a battle between KyouHora and Netoge for what should be 4th and 5th place (behind Accel World, HaMaou and Overlord). Netoge is ahead in POS, and on Tsutaya and Bunkyodo, whereas KyouHora is ahead on Amazon.

Seishun Buta Yarou is too weak nowadays to beat KyouHora and nothing else is likely to pose a threat at all.

Jun 14, 2016 8:30 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Damn, Karin wo idaita shoujo's last volume didn't even made it, once again. Cut off was high (5,323) but that's still sad.

Nanasawa Matari's works are soooo underrated.
Next week should have KyouHora's volume 23 around the 5th place I suppose?~ And the next one will have Sword Oratoria's volume 6.

Jun 14, 2016 6:51 AM by Zefyris

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

Re:Zero:
*33 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 1
*46 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 3
*48 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 2
*49 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 4
*56 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 5
*61 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 6
*67 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 7
*77 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 8

Netoge:
363 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?
461 ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.2

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

Leftovers from last season:

KonoSuba:
158 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
168 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! (7) 億千万の花嫁
178 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! (6) 六花の王女
185 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! (5) 爆裂紅魔にレッツ&ゴー!!
186 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
193 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
198 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~
226 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!
334 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!
376 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
392 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

source: POS (shoseki500)

Note: this is for the week covered in this thread. The following week's rankings were uploaded at the same time, and will be posted in the thread for this when it is posted on Wednesday or Thursday.

Jun 14, 2016 3:49 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*cough*

vol 1 sold 8868 in 4 days
vol 2 sold 9528 in 4 days


Oh Thanks, for showing me :D

Jun 11, 2016 1:32 AM by VanAlex

VanAlex said:
And I'm still waiting for "Kumo Desu Ga Nani Ka" to get a Light novel Adaptation.


*cough*

vol 1 sold 8868 in 4 days
vol 2 sold 9528 in 4 days

Jun 11, 2016 1:22 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Mad House, makes quality anime but does not make second season even if the Original Series is Doing well, like an Anime Studio for manga or light novel advertisement.

Anyway there's so many Light Novels like "Alice in the Wonderland" or the "World of Oz" where the characters goes to Fantasy World that are topping the Sales. And I'm still waiting for "Kumo Desu Ga Nani Ka" to get a Light novel Adaptation.

Jun 10, 2016 9:36 PM by VanAlex

Mein Gott, that Overlord lead.

MADHOUSE S2 GET ON THAT SHIT!


All hail Ainz Ooal Gown!!

Jun 10, 2016 9:05 PM by FullmetalCarrot

The fantasy world genre really is blowing up these last few years.

Glad to see Re:Zero still having some strong sales, really surprised on how well vol.1 is still selling.

Jun 10, 2016 4:05 PM by bobzanny

harkan said:

Re zero has yet to reach a milestone number.


correction: has yet to be announced as reaching a milestone number.

Jun 10, 2016 2:43 AM by kuuderes_shadow

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/06/09-1/and-you-thought-there-is-never-a-girl-online-light-novel-print-run-hits-one-million

In February Konosuba had reached 1.5m(they counted the 3 manga volumes) it should probably reach 2M with volume 9?

Kadokawa has yet to announce whether or not Re zero has reached a milestone number.

EDIT - look a perfect example underneath me... of a useless reply from a smartass...

Jun 10, 2016 2:32 AM by harkan

Damn, go Overlord!

> *8. **8,939 **9,594 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.4
Wasn't expecting this one to make it to the top 10 this week as well.

Jun 9, 2016 9:00 PM by Stark700

kuuderes_shadow said:
Ahoy_NATO said:
Holy damn Overlord sales. Honestly if LN translations were more frequent I'd probably buy it, but I'm already invested into reading DanMachi, and holy crap do I hate the time between volumes released in America.


For both series they are/are expected to be more frequent on average than the volume releases in Japan for said series.
That makes me sad and also makes sense thinking about it now. Unfortunately, they just passed the DanMachi anime with the latest volume and Overlord just started being adapted so we'll see how fast it comes out before I make my decision to buy or not.

Jun 9, 2016 8:01 PM by Ahoy_NATO

Overlord taking the top spot is good to see. Guess I'll go pick up a copy of Yen Press's translation.

Meanwhile, all of the other (with the exception of DanMachi) LNs in the top ten are all horribly generic and not worth looking at.

Jun 9, 2016 3:05 PM by NanoZero

hpulley said:

Re:Zero not quite at KonoSuba levels (still? yet?). KonoSuba still hangin in there.


It's a slow burner which can be seen in terms of popularity, BD/DVD sales and even in LN sales. It started out low but now keeps on rising and rising in almost every aspect ( BD sales are more or less exploding atm )

KonoSuba kinda came in like a wrecking ball ( no Miley pun intended ) while Re:Zero on the other side will probably be up there for a longer period of time ( 3 months < 6 1/2 months ).

I mean a comedy/parody is way easier to get into and it doesn't take long to hook you and make you buy more content; a psychological thriller with a huge and complex story like Re:Zero on the other side takes longer to address and convince more and more people.

So as long as it keeps up a consistent level, the longer period of active advertising through the anime will eventually cut even or even surpass the short but powerful boost KonoSuba got.

Jun 9, 2016 8:40 AM by Fappa

The other weekly top 10 light novel series list from Oricon:

*1. 118,027 Overlord
*2. *35,829 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. *21,639 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi
*4. *18,554 Last Embryo
*5. *14,095 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. *12,564 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*7. *12,137 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novels
*8. *11,019 Sword Art Online
*9. *10,773 Arslan Senki
10. *10,515 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu

Re:Zero not quite at KonoSuba levels (still? yet?). KonoSuba still hangin in there.

I was sad not to see Kasukabe Takeru's new series "Overcomer!! Baka to Cheat wa Kamihitoe" (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko) ranked as v1 came out on the 31st, by the author of NouCome. I know it came out as I got my copy. I love his style of writing dialogue, good stuff but I hope it ranks some time when the top 20 isn't full of old volumes of Re:Zero, Overlord, KonoSuba...

Jun 9, 2016 7:37 AM by hpulley

I swear Overlord has some of the best LN covers, so artistic looking.

I'm just happy to see Re:Zero sell more.

Jun 9, 2016 3:57 AM by CG-Silver

KOTAE WA DOKO EEEEEEE IEEEE IEEEEE SAGASHITEEEEEEEE IEEEE IEEEEEEEE

Jun 9, 2016 3:54 AM by Zapredon

Holy damn these Overlord sales. I'm currently catching up and I can say absolutely deserved!


Sales for Re:Zero seemed to have increased again. I think this will be the last boost for the first 3 volumes before we jump to the third arc and 4-8 get higher.

Jun 9, 2016 2:49 AM by Fappa

So many isekai titles

Also
>Isekai Rakugo
wow

Jun 9, 2016 2:32 AM by VanishingKira