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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jul 11 - 17

by Snow
Jul 20, 2016 4:34 PM | 19 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for July 11 - 17

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

*1. 20,956 *38,595 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.5
*2. 18,608 *18,608 Ensemble Stars!: Koutei no Kikan
*3. 11,932 *11,932 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.10
*4. *6,191 *11,517 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.10
*5. *5,628 *67,899 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6
*6. *5,431 **5,431 Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Harem-ken Vol.2
*7. *5,397 142,045 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
*8. *5,279 *46,473 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.9
*9. *5,064 *64,712 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7
10. *5,046 *10,060 Happy Marrage "Konna Shinkon Seikatsu Ari desu ka?"

11. *5,044 **5,044 Waga Gyouyuu ni Furueyo Tenchi Vol.1
12. *4,624 108,873 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
13. *4,586 *59,748 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.8
14. *4,499 **4,499 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.4
15. *4,463 **4,463 Isekai de Mofumofu-Nadenade suru Tame ni Ganbattemasu.
16. *4,367 **8,234 DOWL Masters Vol.4
17. *4,258 **4,258 5-nen Rei-kumi Kowaimonogakari Vol.8
18. *4,145 *77,081 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
19. *4,114 **5,016 Akuyaku Reijou Koukyuu Monogatari Vol.4
20. *3,968 *41,414 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Hatori Yoshiyuki no Baai

21. *3,334 *12,424 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.3
22. *3,171 **3,926 Drop!!: Kaori no Reijou Monogatari Vol.1
23. *3,025 **3,836 Nobunaga no Imouto ga Ore no Yome Vol.1
24. *2,723 **4,840 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 1 Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*4. 24,004 *99,623 Kimi no Na wa.
*6. 20,956 *38,595 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.5
*7. 18,608 *18,608 Ensemble Stars!: Koutei no Kikan
*9. 11,932 *11,932 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.10
15. *6,191 *11,517 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.10
23. *5,628 *67,899 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.6
27. *5,431 **5,431 Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Harem-ken Vol.2
28. *5,397 142,045 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
29. *5,279 *46,473 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.9
32. *5,064 *64,712 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.7

33. *5,044 **5,044 Waga Gyouyuu ni Furueyo Tenchi Vol.1
37. *4,624 108,873 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
38. *4,586 *59,748 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.8
42. *4,367 **8,234 DOWL Masters Vol.4
48. *4,145 *77,081 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.5
(cut-off 4,128)


Book
Empty
(cut-off 5,564)


Literature Books Genre
*6. *5,046 *10,060 Happy Marrage "Konna Shinkon Seikatsu Ari desu ka?"
*8. *4,499 **4,499 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.4
*9. *4,463 **4,463 Isekai de Mofumofu-Nadenade suru Tame ni Ganbattemasu.
10. *4,114 **5,016 Akuyaku Reijou Koukyuu Monogatari Vol.4
11. *3,968 *41,414 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Hatori Yoshiyuki no Baai
13. *3,334 *12,424 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.3
14. *3,171 **3,926 Drop!!: Kaori no Reijou Monogatari Vol.1
15. *3,025 **3,836 Nobunaga no Imouto ga Ore no Yome Vol.1
17. *2,723 **4,840 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 1 Vol.2
(cut-off 2,434)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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19 Comments Recent Comments

Kimi no Na wa is doing quite good tbh.

Jul 22, 2016 2:20 AM by Katsu-kun

Yohimo_asakura said:
Kimi no Na wa sales are so weird. It adds 20-25k each week. Is there some sort of stocking issues each time?


I didn't notice any stocking issues in Amazon but Bakemono no Ko was the same and sold 20-30 every week so maybe this kind of novels sells like that.

Jul 21, 2016 2:14 PM by Dab1za9

18,608 *18,608 Ensemble Stars!: Koutei no Kikan


Nice !! Can't wait for the anime I'm super hype for it <3

*3,968 *41,414 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Hatori Yoshiyuki no Baai


Patiently waits for Deen to announce a third season ^---^

Jul 21, 2016 12:26 PM by -Janet

Kimi no Na wa sales are so weird. It adds 20-25k each week.

Jul 21, 2016 8:34 AM by heliosmusic

kuuderes_shadow said:



Thanks for the detailed Information. I think this is one consequence of the buying habit people show for this series. Usually the volumes that rank and sell the most ( except the first one ) for the week are the ones that the anime adapts at the moment as well as the volumes surrounding it. So since we now have entered Volume 6 territory people start to excessivly buy volume 5-8 more. Well episode 15 which has experienced an incredible amount of positive reception might have also pushed volume 8 a bit more than usual. Still kind of funny that volume 8 broke so many thresholds at a Time. Makes me wonder how volume 9 will gonna do.

Jul 21, 2016 4:52 AM by Fappa

Curious point: volume 8 of Re:Zero was released on 25th March and sold less than 7k copies in its first week. Even with the anime airing just after the end of the week in question, the volume failed to rank on its second week with a threshold of 5371. The first 2 volumes of the series reranked the following week but volume 8 didn't join them. Indeed, while all the other volumes have been flitting in and out of the rankings, volume 8 has never joined them - until now. Meaning it passes the 10k, 20k, 30k and 50k thresholds all at the same time. I wonder if that's ever happened before from the reranking of a volume released only 3.5 months previously...

Jul 21, 2016 2:03 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Other things of interest from the bunko rankings:
12位 **6,711部 *27,104部 Eiga Novelisation: Aozora Yell

Jul 21, 2016 1:45 AM by kuuderes_shadow

YEY! Kumo desu ga Nani ka 12K sales!

Jul 21, 2016 1:23 AM by Xenocrisi

POS bunko ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Re:Zero:
106位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集2
*30位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*49位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
*70位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
*82位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
*66位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
177位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
*29位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
396位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
*37位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
398位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
*60位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8

Alderamin:
*32位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン X (New last week)
223位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン
306位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン II
425位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン III
499位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン IV

Masou Gakuen HxH:
445位 魔装学園H×H8
366位 魔装学園H×H

Qualidea Code:
203位 そんな世界は壊してしまえ2 ―クオリディア・コード―
208位 そんな世界は壊してしまえ ―クオリディア・コード―
427位 いつか世界を救うために ―クオリディア・コード―
498位 いつか世界を救うために2 ―クオリディア・コード―

Leftover from previous seasons:
Spring:
Bungou Stray Dogs:
260位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
272位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
278位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話

Winter:
KonoSuba:
*57位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!9 紅の宿命
222位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
255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!
281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。
285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~
479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
309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!!
343位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
385位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
379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

(source: POS via book-rank.net)



Oricon website series rankings:

*1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*3. Ensemble Stars! Novelisation
*4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
*6. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
*7. Sword Art Online
*8. Overlord
*9. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation
10. Masou Gakuen HxH
11. Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Harem-ken
12. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu
13. Hapimari
14. Waga Gyouyuu ni Furueyo Tenchi
15. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
16. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
17. Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan
18. Isekai de Mofumofu Nadenadesuru Tame ni Ganbattemasu.
19. Dowl Masters
20. Bungou Stray Dogs

(source: oricon website)

Jul 21, 2016 12:47 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I'm sure the anime will do it's job and boost sales to a respectable level, #madhouse
*4. *6,191 *11,517 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.10

Apparently it won a net novel grand pix award, seems cool.
15. *4,463 **4,463 Isekai de Mofumofu-Nadenade suru Tame ni Ganbattemasu.

Jul 20, 2016 8:18 PM by ichii_1

Alderamin doing great! Just wish it would get translated quicker though. The anime will most likely surpass fan translations at this rate

Jul 20, 2016 7:51 PM by RiceLover

Does anyone have info on this Novel? http://myanimelist.net/manga/99130/

Jul 20, 2016 7:33 PM by _Hans_

Fappa said:
As expected episode 15 of Re:Zero boosted the LN big time

Episode 17 and 18 should have an equal effect so I think we will see a lot of great numbers for the next weeks.

Alderamin with the 6k, interesting. I might try to get into it.


Re Zero saving Anime and LN at the same time.

Jul 20, 2016 7:05 PM by GodlyKyon

As expected episode 15 of Re:Zero boosted the LN big time

Episode 17 and 18 should have an equal effect so I think we will see a lot of great numbers for the next weeks.

Alderamin with the 6k, interesting. I might try to get into it.

Jul 20, 2016 5:51 PM by Fappa

Yep as everyone expected from re:zero the volumes which got arc3 are starting to sell. Anyway its proving once again what a big success it is LN selling really great and the bd-dvd sales are better then most expected them around 5k but now its pretty much close to reachin 10k.

Jul 20, 2016 5:43 PM by KurumiNightmare

Kimi no Na wa sales are so weird. It adds 20-25k each week. Is there some sort of stocking issues each time?

It's always good to see SAO on the top. Just curious, anybody knows why was there a huge drop in sales (almost 50k in week 3 and 100k overall) for SAO after Volume 15?

Re zero boost is still great, looks like ep15 was successful in Japan as well, because almost every volume sold 1k more compared to last week.

Jul 20, 2016 5:22 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Re zero is overwhelming here. . its also nice to see Bahamut in top 3

Jul 20, 2016 5:13 PM by Zaphkiel_El_Rem

*4. 24,004 *99,623 Kimi no Na wa.


I need this movie now!

Jul 20, 2016 4:55 PM by BlueBalls

Oo, nice to see those Re:Zero sales. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin also up in the top 5 ~

Jul 20, 2016 4:48 PM by Stark700