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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for May

by Snow
Jun 15, 2016 1:30 PM | 13 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for May (May 2 - 29)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 708,182 Haikyuu!! Vol.21
*2. 597,554 Kuroko no Basket: Extra Game Vol.2
*3. 400,069 Bleach Vol.72
*4. 395,009 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.18
*5. 383,758 Arslan Senki Vol.5
*6. 329,127 Owari no Seraph Vol.11
*7. 311,784 Gintama Vol.64
*8. 303,469 Ajin Vol.8
*9. 290,665 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.26
10. 277,809 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.3

11. 270,154 Fairy Tail Vol.55
12. 217,541 Platinum End Vol.2
13. 216,886 Kuroshitsuji Vol.23
14. 201,467 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.8
15. 194,859 Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Bessatsu-hen Vol.2
16. 166,322 Ore Monogatari! Vol.12
17. 157,244 Tokyo Tarareba-jou Vol.5
18. 154,214 Giant Killing Vol.40
19. 151,437 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.11
20. 147,590 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19


Light Novels
*1. 116,271 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*2. *90,300 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
*3. *58,019 Arslan Senki Vol.15 "Senki Futou"
*4. *51,030 Strike the Blood Vol.15
*5. *49,620 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
*6. *38,367 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*7. *36,098 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.6
*8. *34,099 Saikyou Series Vol.2 "Jinrui Saikyou no Junai"
*9. *31,189 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
10. *29,014 Date A Live: Encore Vol.5

11. *25,927 Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
12. *25,646 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10 Limited Edition
13. *24,153 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
14. *23,100 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
15. *22,132 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
16. *22,124 Goblin Slayer Vol.2
17. *21,936 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
18. *20,221 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
19. *20,208 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
20. *18,828 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.15

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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13 Comments Recent Comments

I really should read the chapters that came out after the ending of season 2 of Owari no Seraph..

Jun 17, 2016 10:31 AM by ZoroZoldyck

yas, haikyuu!!, yaaaaas
summer is almost here, and after that is fall
and that means more haikyuu!!

Jun 16, 2016 7:50 PM by Bird

Gotta give a shout-out to Bleach.
We will survive until better days.

Jun 16, 2016 9:30 AM by ichii_1

Zefyris said:
Danmachi's volume 10 and volume 10 LE together makes for 115,946 as a whole, so that's just ~300 lower than Mahouka's volume. Pretty much tied, there.


It's since overtaken Mahouka, despite not having any further data on the LE sales. Of course, that's not a regular Mahouka volume so you can't say that DanMachi is outselling Mahouka.

Anyway, LN series ranking for those that didn't see it in the link I posted last week:
*1. 151,749 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. 130,735 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*3. 116,271 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Tanhenshuu
*4. *68,551 Sword Art Online
*5. *60,835 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. *59,789 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*7. *58,318 Fate/strange Fake
*8. *51,604 Strike the Blood
*9. *44,741 Bungou Stray Dogs
10. *42,465 Boukyaku Tantei Series
11. *39,163 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
12. *38,226 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
13. *36,236 Saikyou Series
14. *34,802 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari
15. *29,193 Date A Live Encore
16. *26,488 Goblin Slayer
17. *25,927 Toaru Majutsu no Index Series
18. *22,772 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
19. *22,028 Overlord
20. *21,531 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation

Jun 15, 2016 11:08 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Okitegami & Saikyou Series in top 10. Good good. May has been a pleasant month.

Jun 15, 2016 10:49 PM by Vindstot

Zefyris said:
Danmachi's volume 10 and volume 10 LE together makes for 115,946 as a whole, so that's just ~300 lower than Mahouka's volume. Pretty much tied, there.

Has DanMachi been doing pretty well for Volume 7 onward? Content wise I mean.

Jun 15, 2016 10:16 PM by bobzanny

Glad to see Bleach at 3rd.

Jun 15, 2016 9:31 PM by Michaels_World

Kurobas movie hype! ;D

Glad to see there's Platinum End on the list

Jun 15, 2016 9:25 PM by K_Omsa

The top 10 pleases me.

Jun 15, 2016 5:10 PM by G_Spark233

Danmachi's volume 10 and volume 10 LE together makes for 115,946 as a whole, so that's just ~300 lower than Mahouka's volume. Pretty much tied, there.

Jun 15, 2016 3:38 PM by Zefyris

Surprised and glad to see Bleach in the top 3, it just cant pass the 400k barrier. Also, I really need to watch Haikyuu AND Kuroko no Basket

Jun 15, 2016 2:11 PM by joe_g7

Good to see that KnB is doing well

With that being said, I don't see what Ajin is doing in the top 10

Jun 15, 2016 2:10 PM by Comic_Sans

Let's go Haikyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Fall can't come soon enough. Wasn't able to find a sports anime I love as much as Haikyuu.

Jun 15, 2016 1:33 PM by tsudecimo