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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jul 25 - 31

by Snow
Aug 3, 2016 4:47 PM | 28 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for July 25 - 31

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

*1. 48,214 *48,214 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
*2. 23,134 *23,134 Osomatsu-san: Maematsu Limited Edition
*3. 20,060 *30,373 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.4
*4. 15,400 *31,808 Osomatsu-san: Bangai-hen
*5. 13,835 *20,387 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
*6. 10,252 *16,627 One Piece Film Gold
*7. 10,147 *15,722 Re:Monster Vol.8
*8. 10,137 *36,447 High School DxD Vol.22
*9. *9,443 **9,443 Osomatsu-san: Maematsu
10. *9,361 **9,361 Kenja no Mago Vol.4

11. *8,921 *16,399 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.9
12. *8,907 **8,907 Flower Knight Girl Episode Collection
13. *8,634 *30,214 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.5
14. *6,771 *30,032 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.10
15. *6,727 *16,507 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! after Vol.1
16. *6,706 **8,233 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.8
17. *6,534 **6,534 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai
18. *6,517 **7,899 Makikomarete Isekai Teni suru Yatsu wa, Taitei Cheat Vol.3
19. *6,451 **6,451 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.23
20. *6,319 *56,113 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.9

21. *6,083 **6,083 Satsuriku no Tenshi: Until Death Do Them Apart
22. *5,982 **5,982 Youjo Senki Vol.6
23. *5,163 **9,921 Absolute Duo Vol.11
24. *5,098 **5,098 Saishin no Game wa Sugosugi daro Vol.5
25. *4,650 **4,650 Potion, Wagami wo Tasukeru Vol.3
26. *4,538 *15,374 Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken Vol.11
27. *4,527 **4,527 Granblue Fantasy Vol.5
28. *4,462 *16,704 Qualidea Code: Doudemo Ii Sekai nante
29. *4,347 **4,347 Boukunryuu wo Kainarase Vol.3

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*4. 27,495 152,015 Kimi no Na wa.
*6. 20,060 *30,373 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.4
*9. 13,835 *20,387 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
13. 10,137 *36,447 High School DxD Vol.22
14. *9,361 **9,361 Kenja no Mago Vol.4
17. *8,907 **8,907 Flower Knight Girl Episode Collection
18. *8,634 *30,214 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.5
21. *6,771 *30,032 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.10
22. *6,727 *16,507 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! after Vol.1
24. *6,451 **6,451 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.23

25. *6,319 *56,113 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.9
34. *5,163 **9,921 Absolute Duo Vol.11
35. *5,098 **5,098 Saishin no Game wa Sugosugi daro Vol.5
41. *4,650 **4,650 Potion, Wagami wo Tasukeru Vol.3
43. *4,538 *15,374 Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken Vol.11
44. *4,527 **4,527 Granblue Fantasy Vol.5
48. *4,462 *16,704 Qualidea Code: Doudemo Ii Sekai nante
50. *4,347 **4,347 Boukunryuu wo Kainarase Vol.3
(cut-off 4,347)


Book
*2. 48,214 *48,214 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
*3. 36,409 *37,291 Osomatsu-san Character Book Vol.5 "Juushimatsu"
*4. 33,089 *33,884 Osomatsu-san Character Book Vol.6 "Todomatsu"
*8. 23,134 *23,134 Osomatsu-san: Maematsu Limited Edition
14. 15,400 *31,808 Osomatsu-san: Bangai-hen
32. 10,252 *16,627 One Piece Film Gold
33. 10,147 *15,722 Re:Monster Vol.8
39. *9,443 **9,443 Osomatsu-san: Maematsu Limited Edition
42. *8,921 *16,399 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.9
(cut-off 8,124)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *6,706 **8,233 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.8
16. *6,534 **6,534 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai
17. *6,517 **7,899 Makikomarete Isekai Teni suru Yatsu wa, Taitei Cheat Vol.3
18. *6,083 **6,083 Satsuriku no Tenshi: Until Death Do Them Apart
19. *5,982 **5,982 Youjo Senki Vol.6
(cut-off 5,731)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Figure that their best seller is not sold that high either.

Aug 5, 2016 3:22 PM by NeoAnkara

NeoAnkara said:
And it's not surprise that Rokujouma didn't make it. Do you know how other HJ Bunko series fare on the sales?


This week's POS bunko rankings* for HJ Bunko titles:
HJ文庫
*43位 六畳間の侵略者!?23
*86位 高1ですが異世界で城主はじめました9
161位 造られしイノチとキレイなセカイ
181位 押しかけ軍師と獅子の戦乙女
255位 戦うパン屋と機械じかけの看板娘5
307位 世界最強は家族と仲良く出稼ぎ中!3
387位 自宅警備員は社会の奴隷になりました。

Their bestselling ongoing series is either Rokujouma or Seirei Gensouki - the latest volume of the latter has the top reported sales for the label in the year to date, with a little over 9k sold in the first week, which had a few days more sales than this week had for new releases.

*Note that this uses both different data and a different method of counting to that used by Oricon. For volumes in a situation that HJ Bunko is in this week the method differences tend to result in POS giving lower rankings than Oricon does, as can be seen from Rokujouma's ranking above compared to the volume's bunko ranking from Oricon.


Incidentally, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if Rokujouma was 21st on the series ranking.

Aug 5, 2016 11:24 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
Oricon website series ranking:
*1. Monogatari Series
*2. Osomatsu-san Novelisation
*3. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*4. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*5. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
*6. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*7. Highschool DxD
*8. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
*9. Re:Monster
10. ONE PIECE FILM GOLD Novelisation
11. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
12. Flower Knight Girl Novelisation
13. Kenja no Mago
14. Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
15. Sword Art Online
16. Youjo Senki
17. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
18. Overlord
19. Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! AFTER
20. Isekai Tensei Soudouki

(source: Oricon website)
And it's not surprise that Rokujouma didn't make it. Do you know how other HJ Bunko series fare on the sales?

Aug 5, 2016 10:14 AM by NeoAnkara

So Alderamin actually sold around 10k as a whole this week, heh.
Considering how much this series is completely slipping under the radar right now, it's not that bad, I guess.

Aug 5, 2016 10:08 AM by Zefyris

Oricon website series ranking:
*1. Monogatari Series
*2. Osomatsu-san Novelisation
*3. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*4. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*5. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
*6. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*7. Highschool DxD
*8. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
*9. Re:Monster
10. ONE PIECE FILM GOLD Novelisation
11. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
12. Flower Knight Girl Novelisation
13. Kenja no Mago
14. Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
15. Sword Art Online
16. Youjo Senki
17. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
18. Overlord
19. Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! AFTER
20. Isekai Tensei Soudouki

(source: Oricon website)

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POS bunko ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Re:Zero:
*62位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
102位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
134位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
160位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
167位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
219位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
108位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
*90位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
*91位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8
170位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集2

Alderamin:
275位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン X

243位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン
260位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン II
303位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン III
344位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン IV
400位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン V
432位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン VI
488位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン VII
458位 ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン IX

Qualidea Code:
*57位 どうでもいい世界なんて ―クオリディア・コード― (new last week)
342位 そんな世界は壊してしまえ ―クオリディア・コード―
357位 そんな世界は壊してしまえ2 ―クオリディア・コード―

Left over from previous seasons:

Spring 2016:

Bungou Stray Dogs:
407位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
444位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
424位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話

Winter 2016:

KonoSuba:
*32位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!9 紅の宿命

348位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
403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!
380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。
376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~
356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!!
363位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
343位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
338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)

Aug 5, 2016 7:34 AM by kuuderes_shadow

BlueBalls said:
I'm guessing Kimi no na wa is a big success?


It is selling well but it will depend on how the movies does though the pre-screening was successful and it is opening in a lot of theaters so it will probably do good too.

Aug 4, 2016 1:17 PM by Dab1za9

*1. 48,214 *48,214 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"

i want another season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
look at that interesting title again xD i really really want to see more of it xD

Aug 4, 2016 1:05 PM by Tevens

damn the monogatari series off season really interests me, I hope they animate it.

Aug 4, 2016 10:34 AM by Luke72

Nice to see Monogatari at the top!

Aug 4, 2016 10:17 AM by KingGilgamesh_


19. *5,982 **5,982 Youjo Senki Vol.6


Dat. Winter is coming for commies.



Aug 4, 2016 5:09 AM by Zefyris

I'm guessing Kimi no na wa is a big success?

Aug 4, 2016 2:51 AM by BlueBalls

DarklordVor said:
19. *6,451 **6,451 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.23

I didn't know this have existed for a long time.... volume 23? Damn, the anime is dead a long long time ago.
Actually it's 26 volume. Two volume is very much plot important "side story"(vol 7.5 & 8.5 which start right after the place anime end) and one bonus volume that came with anime. Plus there are several side story that haven't been bundled into a volume.

Aug 4, 2016 2:46 AM by NeoAnkara

Osomatsu-san everywhere

Aug 4, 2016 2:17 AM by Xenocrisi

zombieiscoming said:
No Re:Zero in this week o.0


Well a bunch of new volumes released and a huge wave is in its second week so the cut off line is rather high.

The volumes not being in the rankings doesn't mean it sold not much right off the bat. Should still be within the top 5 series rankings,

Aug 4, 2016 1:35 AM by Fappa

Its always nice to see gatari in its rightful place at the top. :^)

Aug 4, 2016 1:24 AM by Fai

19. *6,451 **6,451 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.23

I didn't know this have existed for a long time.... volume 23? Damn, the anime is dead a long long time ago.

20. *6,319 *56,113 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.9

Megumin's volume is still strong after a month I see~ that volume must've received a lot love from other Megumin's fan! It's too glorious.

With the limited edition, the total sales should be around 70-80k right? That's pretty awesome for KonoSuba...

*chant with me*

Season 3! Season 3! Season 3! Season 3! AND A MOVIE! Deen please.

Aug 4, 2016 12:33 AM by DarklordVor

Arifureta proving that its Overlap's golden egg.

Aug 4, 2016 12:10 AM by harkan

moodie said:
Vindstot said:
Nisio returns to top the chart again. Nademonogatari's got a pretty amusing premise too, which I'm looking forward to seeing animated someday.
sadly its less than Wazu

*1. 66,100 *66,100 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"

Considering Nademonogatari was released on July 29th and the weekly ranking ended two days later, it sold 16,071 copies on an average of 3 days, which I consider a fair sell. Wazamonogatari on the other hand sold 66,100 copies upon its release, but ranking for that week ended 4 days later it was published, so 13,222 copies on an average of 5 days (39,666 copies in a 3-day average).

I think Monogatari's market is pretty consistent. Of course, it's no longer what it used to be, but still decent enough for a franchise that's been running for almost 10 years now.

Aug 3, 2016 11:06 PM by Vindstot

>re: monster

Psh old news, goblin slayer is where it's at.

Aug 3, 2016 7:33 PM by ichii_1

*4. 27,495 152,015 Kimi no Na wa.

This is getting better and better, gosh

Aug 3, 2016 7:25 PM by Yohimo_asakura