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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 8 - 14

by Snow
Aug 17, 2016 2:14 PM | 25 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 8 - 14

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

*1. 149,428 149,428 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*2. *50,124 *50,124 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
*3. *34,920 217,490 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*4. *23,265 *23,265 Eromanga-sensei Vol.7
*5. *18,609 *18,609 Bannou Kanteishi Q: Munch no Sakebi
*6. *14,816 *23,263 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.8
*7. *13,685 *85,344 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
*8. *13,453 *39,000 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
*9. **9,254 **9,254 Seiken Tsukai no World Break Vol.17
10. **8,584 **8,584 Baccano! "1935-D Luckstreet Boys"

11. **7,762 **7,762 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.2
12. **7,524 **7,524 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.3
13. **7,492 **7,492 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.7
14. **6,901 *30,691 One Piece Film Gold
15. **5,615 **5,615 (Kari)Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou "Kekkon Dekitara Daidanen!"
16. **5,416 **5,416 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.15
17. **5,354 *43,943 Osomatsu-san: Bangai-hen
18. **4,625 *23,084 Rudolf to Ippaiattena
19. **4,556 159,666 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
20. **4,526 **4,526 Seiryaku Kekkon desu ga Aisareteimasu

21. **4,425 301,345 Sword Art Online Vol.17
22. **4,341 **6,102 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
23. **4,311 *29,433 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
24. **3,510 *16,146 Satsuriku no Tenshi: Until Death Do Them Apart

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 149,428 149,428 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*2. *50,124 *50,124 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
*4. *34,920 217,490 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
10. *23,265 *23,265 Eromanga-sensei Vol.7
12. *18,609 *18,609 Bannou Kanteishi Q: Munch no Sakebi
18. **9,254 **9,254 Seiken Tsukai no World Break Vol.17
21. **8,584 **8,584 Baccano! "1935-D Luckstreet Boys"
23. **7,524 **7,524 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.3
24. **7,492 **7,492 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.7
39. **5,615 **5,615 (Kari)Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou "Kekkon Dekitara Daidanen!"
46. **4,556 159,666 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
47. **4,526 **4,526 Seiryaku Kekkon desu ga Aisareteimasu
49. **4,425 301,345 Sword Art Online Vol.17
50. **4,311 *29,433 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.9
(cut-off 4,311)


Book
*4. *19,431 *19,431 Shingeki no Kyojin: Answers
*8. *14,816 *23,263 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.8
11. *13,685 *85,344 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
12. *13,453 *39,000 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
28. **7,762 **7,762 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.2
32. **6,901 *30,691 One Piece Film Gold
47. **5,416 **5,416 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.15
50. **5,354 *43,943 Osomatsu-san: Bangai-hen
(cut-off 5,354)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
20. **3,510 *16,146 Satsuriku no Tenshi: Until Death Do Them Apart
(cut-off 3,510)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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The Sword Art success continues.

Aug 19, 2016 5:49 PM by sman3579

I'm really happy for Baccano :)

Aug 19, 2016 4:37 PM by Ale1212

kuuderes_shadow said:
Zefyris said:
I'm surprised by baccano being at 8k. Isn't a series with a long hiatus selling less after it rather than more? IIRC Baccano wasn't selling that much before, but maybe I'm remembering it wrong. :O


Last volume sold 9406 in 1 less day than this one had, so you're looking at a 15-20% drop perhaps? It was also the first volume of the series since the rankings expanded to not get a second week.
Also perhaps worth bearing in mind that this is actually the 5th >1 year gap in the series. Perhaps it reduces the impact if there have been so many of them already?

oh, really, it was selling that much? Thanks for the information, I completely forgot about that.
Hmmm that's a possibility as well, although a nearly 3 years gap has no precedent for baccano so that's not the same gap either.

Aug 18, 2016 1:31 AM by Zefyris

Good to know that Japan still have good taste
45. *19,542 *,*27,345 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.3(manga)
*6. *14,816 *23,263 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.8(novel)

Aug 18, 2016 1:07 AM by murielmondadori

Zefyris said:
I'm surprised by baccano being at 8k. Isn't a series with a long hiatus selling less after it rather than more? IIRC Baccano wasn't selling that much before, but maybe I'm remembering it wrong. :O


Last volume sold 9406 in 1 less day than this one had, so you're looking at a 15-20% drop perhaps? It was also the first volume of the series since the rankings expanded to not get a second week.
Also perhaps worth bearing in mind that this is actually the 5th >1 year gap in the series. Perhaps it reduces the impact if there have been so many of them already?

Aug 17, 2016 11:47 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*3. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*4. Eromanga-sensei
*5. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. Death March kara Hajimari Isekai Kyousoukyoku
*7. Monogatari Series
*8. NARUTO -Naruto- Konoha Shinden
*9. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
10. Seiken Tsukai no World Break
11. Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo
12. Baccano!
13. Overlord
14. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
15. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
16. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
17. ONE PIECE FILM GOLD Novelisation
18. (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou
19. Majutsushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu
20. Osomatsu-san novelisation

(Source: Oricon website)

Aug 17, 2016 11:35 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Those SAO sales are pretty impressive.

Aug 17, 2016 9:31 PM by G_Spark233

jc9622 said:
Yohimo_asakura said:


Well, I heard many times that literature doesn't get an anime adaptation anymore if the source material is finished due to business model or so (ex. Index). But if they already officially confirmed it, then it might not be the case here... (Hopefully)

P.S I also head that there were some discussions to remake Aincrad a while ago, but eventually they decided that it's not what fans really want (lol). I think, that would be a very good idea
Well, Index is still going and the sales are still generally good but I honestly have no idea why J.C Staff is not making a 3rd Season. They missed out on the opportunity to make shit loads of money and now they blew it because the hype has died down. Hell, I'm still here waiting for the 3rd Season of Railgun.

The thing is, NT is a sequel, not the main series...

P.S I just found something. Someone wrote on GoBoiano a while ago:
"Manga and light novel publishers are using the anime to promote the source material. If people aren't watching the anime, but sales of the source material are increasing during the run of the anime, they will be happy. Music companies are concerned with selling image song CDs or promoting their idols (think Love Live!).

If a manga or light novel finishes, the possibility of another anime season becomes nonexistent. That's one of the reasons a third season to A Certain Magical Index has not been made; the light novel ended in 2010. Unless ASCII Media Works wants to celebrate an anniversary for the series or remake it several years down the line to introduce new fans to the light novels, you'll be forever waiting."
http://goboiano.com/original/3607-here%2527s-how-money-is-actually-made-in-anime?utm_source=goboiano&utm_medium=link&utm_term=anime%20industry&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=how%20money%20is%20made%20in%20the%20anime%20industry

Aug 17, 2016 7:10 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Yohimo_asakura said:
jc9622 said:
Actually, an hour after I wrote my comment, I just found out that he will write more content..
Seems like a new SAO Volume will come out at 2017.

Also, about your first sentence. What do you mean? If Reki was done with SAO after this arc, we'll still get an anime adaptation since A-1 Pictures confirmed that SAO will get a full adaptation. If he was done after Alicization then we'll only get like Season 3 and 4.


Well, I heard many times that literature doesn't get an anime adaptation anymore if the source material is finished due to business model or so (ex. Index). But if they already officially confirmed it, then it might not be the case here... (Hopefully)

P.S I also head that there were some discussions to remake Aincrad a while ago, but eventually they decided that it's not what fans really want (lol). I think, that would be a very good idea
Well, Index is still going and the sales are still generally good but I honestly have no idea why J.C Staff is not making a 3rd Season. They missed out on the opportunity to make shit loads of money and now they blew it because the hype has died down. Hell, I'm still here waiting for the 3rd Season of Railgun.

Yea, there's a series of LN right now called "Sword Art Online: Progressive". It now has 4 or 5 volumes and it retells the story of Aincrad starting from floor 1. Each volume is appearantly 1 floor and it is much better than the Aincrad arc in the original SAO. A-1 Pictures probably wants to finish adapting the main series first before adapting Progressive.

BlackPoint said:
Yeah i read somewhere somethin about this too that A-1 would give SAO a full adaptation thats why allot ppl including me are eagerly waiting for that sequel and simply cant understand why they went and made a movie which will even have original stuff and its coming out in 2017 which means that we wont probably see s3 of sao until 2017 fall earliest maybe or 2018 spring since this 2 season are kinda the main ones when it comes down to anime with 24ep~
Anyway the way SAO is still popular now even getting a TV show, i simply cant imagine not recieving a complete adaptation....
Don't worry, Reki is writing the script so I have hopes that the movie will turn out just fine. His writing has significantly improved, after all. It might even be canon since he's writing the script. I'd say SAO III will come out at Fall 2017 too.

Aug 17, 2016 6:51 PM by jc9622

jc9622 said:
Yohimo_asakura said:


If Kawahara won't write anything anymore, we can give up on animation. It won't happen, since there is nearly zero chance to get anime if the source material is already finished.

P.S I really do believe he will write more, otherwise I'll be very very sad

P.S.S Kimi no na wa - another incredible week for light novel, i love it
Actually, an hour after I wrote my comment, I just found out that he will write more content..
Seems like a new SAO Volume will come out at 2017.

Also, about your first sentence. What do you mean? If Reki was done with SAO after this arc, we'll still get an anime adaptation since A-1 Pictures confirmed that SAO will get a full adaptation. If he was done after Alicization then we'll only get like Season 3 and 4.


Yeah i read somewhere somethin about this too that A-1 would give SAO a full adaptation thats why allot ppl including me are eagerly waiting for that sequel and simply cant understand why they went and made a movie which will even have original stuff and its coming out in 2017 which means that we wont probably see s3 of sao until 2017 fall earliest maybe or 2018 spring since this 2 season are kinda the main ones when it comes down to anime with 24ep~
Anyway the way SAO is still popular now even getting a TV show, i simply cant imagine not recieving a complete adaptation....

Aug 17, 2016 6:06 PM by KurumiNightmare

jc9622 said:
Yohimo_asakura said:


If Kawahara won't write anything anymore, we can give up on animation. It won't happen, since there is nearly zero chance to get anime if the source material is already finished.

P.S I really do believe he will write more, otherwise I'll be very very sad

P.S.S Kimi no na wa - another incredible week for light novel, i love it
Actually, an hour after I wrote my comment, I just found out that he will write more content..
Seems like a new SAO Volume will come out at 2017.

Also, about your first sentence. What do you mean? If Reki was done with SAO after this arc, we'll still get an anime adaptation since A-1 Pictures confirmed that SAO will get a full adaptation. If he was done after Alicization then we'll only get like Season 3 and 4.


Well, I heard many times that literature doesn't get an anime adaptation anymore if the source material is finished due to business model or so (ex. Index). But if they already officially confirmed it, then it might not be the case here... (Hopefully)

P.S I also head that there were some discussions to remake Aincrad a while ago, but eventually they decided that it's not what fans really want (lol). I think, that would be a very good idea

Aug 17, 2016 6:05 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Yohimo_asakura said:
jc9622 said:
Welp, that's the final volume for Alicization. Now A-1 Pictures can comfortably do an anime adaptation worth two seasons without resorting to anime original content just because they run out of content to adapt.

I did read somewhere that Reki Kawahara was still planning to write more SAO content and that the Alicization arc is not the final arc of SAO. Even though Alicization is like the longest arc in the series so we all assumed that this would be the final arc.


If Kawahara won't write anything anymore, we can give up on animation. It won't happen, since there is nearly zero chance to get anime if the source material is already finished.

P.S I really do believe he will write more, otherwise I'll be very very sad

P.S.S Kimi no na wa - another incredible week for light novel, i love it
Actually, an hour after I wrote my comment, I just found out that he will write more content..
Seems like a new SAO Volume will come out at 2017.

Also, about your first sentence. What do you mean? If Reki was done with SAO after this arc, we'll still get an anime adaptation since A-1 Pictures confirmed that SAO will get a full adaptation. If he was done after Alicization then we'll only get like Season 3 and 4.

Aug 17, 2016 5:49 PM by jc9622

jc9622 said:
Welp, that's the final volume for Alicization. Now A-1 Pictures can comfortably do an anime adaptation worth two seasons without resorting to anime original content just because they run out of content to adapt.

I did read somewhere that Reki Kawahara was still planning to write more SAO content and that the Alicization arc is not the final arc of SAO. Even though Alicization is like the longest arc in the series so we all assumed that this would be the final arc.


If Kawahara won't write anything anymore, we can give up on animation. It won't happen, since there is nearly zero chance to get anime if the source material is already finished.

P.S I really do believe he will write more, otherwise I'll be very very sad

P.S.S Kimi no na wa - another incredible week for light novel, i love it

Aug 17, 2016 5:40 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku doing well. Also, Index NT breaking 50k...nice.

Aug 17, 2016 5:37 PM by Stark700

Ero manga will trigger many people when it'll begin airing :D

Aug 17, 2016 5:25 PM by ultravigo

SAO :)

World Break S2 when?

Aug 17, 2016 4:13 PM by ichii_1

*1. 149,428 149,428 Sword Art Online Vol.18
And now the Alicization arc is (finally) over
Can't wait for the translations, I hope that the new arc is going to be just a short epilogue, there's no need to add anything beyond that.

Aug 17, 2016 3:53 PM by Nick-Knight

jc9622 said:


14. **6,901 *30,691 One Piece Film Gold

I really don't get this shit..There's literally a movie version out there. Why not just spend $15 just to go and see the film? Not only is it almost the same price as the LN's but the experience is much more better than just reading a wall of text. You also have the choice to see it with your friends, which from my experience, is much more fun than reading a LN alone on your room.

I'm pretty sure that most of the people who buy this will also have watched the movie
Probably just big fans with too much money

Aug 17, 2016 3:47 PM by Champ

CG-Silver said:
jc9622 said:
Welp, that's the final volume for Alicization. Now A-1 Pictures can comfortably do an anime adaptation worth two seasons without resorting to anime original content just because they run out of content to adapt.


I thought it'd go on till volume 20, never knew it finished.
Haha, funny because that's what I thought too since number 18 is a random number for me and 20 is a tens value and it's always best to end an arc in a tens value. Well, that's how I see it, I suppose.

Aug 17, 2016 3:18 PM by jc9622

jc9622 said:
Welp, that's the final volume for Alicization. Now A-1 Pictures can comfortably do an anime adaptation worth two seasons without resorting to anime original content just because they run out of content to adapt.

I did read somewhere that Reki Kawahara was still planning to write more SAO content and that the Alicization arc is not the final arc of SAO. Even though Alicization is like the longest arc in the series so we all assumed that this would be the final arc.
Considering the rate of the other arcs, you actually have a good 4 cours here.
And yeah, SAO will continue.

Aug 17, 2016 3:16 PM by Paulo27