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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 15 - 21

by Snow
Aug 25, 2016 6:30 AM | 38 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 15 - 21

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

*1. 53,810 203,238 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*2. 42,126 259,616 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 19,304 *37,913 Bannou Kanteishi Q: Munch no Sakebi
*4. 17,547 *67,671 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
*5. *8,880 *94,224 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
*6. *7,405 *46,405 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
*7. *7,222 *30,487 Eromanga-sensei Vol.7
*8. *5,739 *13,501 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.2
*9. *5,456 *36,147 One Piece Film Gold
10. *5,115 *11,217 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)

11. *4,594 **4,594 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.4
12. *4,253 **4,253 Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons Vol.18
13. *4,232 *47,532 Kotonoha no Niwa
14. *4,223 **7,347 6-nen 1-kumi Kuro Majo-san ga Tooru!! Vol.1
15. *4,205 163,871 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
16. *4,195 **4,195 Tough 3: Borderline
17. *4,080 *38,725 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
18. *3,809 **9,216 1% Vol.4
19. *3,736 305,081 Sword Art Online Vol.17
20. *3,608 **5,542 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.1

21. *3,559 126,448 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
22. *3,009 **3,009 Hanayome wa Ai no Houseki

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 53,810 203,238 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*2. 42,126 259,616 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. 19,304 *37,913 Bannou Kanteishi Q: Munch no Sakebi
10. 17,547 *67,671 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
21. *7,222 *30,487 Eromanga-sensei Vol.7
37. *4,594 **4,594 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.4
45. *4,253 **4,253 Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons Vol.18
46. *4,232 *47,532 Kotonoha no Niwa
49. *4,205 163,871 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
(cut-off 4,192)


Book
20. *8,880 *94,224 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
25. *7,405 *46,405 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
42. *5,739 *13,501 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.2
44. *5,456 *36,147 One Piece Film Gold
(cut-off 5,152)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,195 **4,195 Tough 3: Borderline
13. *3,608 **5,542 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.1
19. *3,009 **3,009 Hanayome wa Ai no Houseki
(cut-off 2,965)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Kimi no na wa at #2...hmmm

Aug 26, 2016 1:03 PM by chronosthirteen

Yohimo_asakura said:
kuuderes_shadow said:

Baccano? Do you mean Durarara! ?

SAO vol 1 326312
Durarara vol 1 223722
No Game No Life vol 1 128682
Infinite Stratos vol 1 110368
Re:Zero vol 1 107538
(Overlord vol 1 107164)

^Top 5 (or 6) for sales at last rerank due to anime boost minus sales just before first rerank. Always worth bearing in mind that we don't have data for Haruhi/Slayers/the first season of the Index anime/Saiunkoku Monogatari and other big sellers from before April 2008.

Kagerou Daze left out as the boost was probably more down to the new volume coming out (each volume of the series released up to that point having gained tens of thousands of sales boost for the earlier volumes) than the anime.


Yeah, I meant Durarara.
Thank you for the information.

What about KonoSuba?


90905. I can't be bothered to work it out but it's about 10th.

Aug 26, 2016 9:09 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:

Baccano? Do you mean Durarara! ?

SAO vol 1 326312
Durarara vol 1 223722
No Game No Life vol 1 128682
Infinite Stratos vol 1 110368
Re:Zero vol 1 107538
(Overlord vol 1 107164)

^Top 5 (or 6) for sales at last rerank due to anime boost minus sales just before first rerank. Always worth bearing in mind that we don't have data for Haruhi/Slayers/the first season of the Index anime/Saiunkoku Monogatari and other big sellers from before April 2008.

Kagerou Daze left out as the boost was probably more down to the new volume coming out (each volume of the series released up to that point having gained tens of thousands of sales boost for the earlier volumes) than the anime.


Yeah, I meant Durarara.
Thank you for the information.

What about KonoSuba?

Aug 26, 2016 9:06 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Yohimo_asakura said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Trivia:

This week, Re:Zero volume 1 overtook the first volumes of both overlord and danmachi to become the biggest anime boost on the weekly sales for a single volume since No Game No Life in Spring 2014.

Interesting... But it's still probably miles away from the boost SAO or Baccano got


Baccano? Do you mean Durarara! ?

SAO vol 1 326312
Durarara vol 1 223722
No Game No Life vol 1 128682
Infinite Stratos vol 1 110368
Re:Zero vol 1 107538
(Overlord vol 1 107164)

^Top 5 (or 6) for sales at last rerank due to anime boost minus sales just before first rerank. Always worth bearing in mind that we don't have data for Haruhi/Slayers/the first season of the Index anime/Saiunkoku Monogatari and other big sellers from before April 2008.

Kagerou Daze left out as the boost was probably more down to the new volume coming out (each volume of the series released up to that point having gained tens of thousands of sales boost for the earlier volumes) than the anime.

Aug 26, 2016 8:25 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
Trivia:

This week, Re:Zero volume 1 overtook the first volumes of both overlord and danmachi to become the biggest anime boost on the weekly sales for a single volume since No Game No Life in Spring 2014.

Interesting... But it's still probably miles away from the boost SAO or Baccano got

Aug 26, 2016 8:06 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Kin088 said:
Lolimancer said:

Actually the nips are very pleased with NT16 and its developments. Most think its the best in the last few years, the problem is that the series is getting old, literally. A new anime is the only way to bring in more sales at this point.


yeah its getting old and almost every volume after the Othinus arc were not good so you can't really compare with them...... also their decision to adapt Heavy Object instead of Index S3 blew up in their faces ... that was a bad choice...
It wasn't that successful but that's the chance they take and the choice they make every time they decide, "Do we make another sequel or make an anime of a new work?" Sometimes it means a new hit, sometimes it means a new bomb. Making a third season of Index may not have revived its novel sales anyway; the disc sales likely would have been better but the publisher may not make much from the disc sales or care about them anyway.

Aug 26, 2016 6:58 AM by hpulley

FallenDesire said:

These are just the EX volumes, basically side stories. The main series sells much more, last volume (14) sold 43,035 as of May 22nd when the half yearly sales were revealed. So it's selling well.


Oh, didn't enough attention paid for the "EX" subtitle...xD

And I see, well, I guess that this pretty decnet is, and should be more selled will. Because TR did earend.

Aug 26, 2016 6:55 AM by Tenryuu1

Kin088 said:
Lolimancer said:

Actually the nips are very pleased with NT16 and its developments. Most think its the best in the last few years, the problem is that the series is getting old, literally. A new anime is the only way to bring in more sales at this point.


yeah its getting old and almost every volume after the Othinus arc were not good so you can't really compare with them...... also their decision to adapt Heavy Object instead of Index S3 blew up in their faces ... that was a bad choice...

It definitely had a drop off in quality for about 4 volumes, although that might be chalked up to the fact that it just came off a big climax. NT15 and 16 are good IMO.

Aug 26, 2016 6:51 AM by Lolimancer

FallenDesire said:
Tenryuu1 said:
Even if Tokyo Ravens with 4,5K not so good sells like expected, I wish nevertheless a continuation for the anime...>.<!

These are just the EX volumes, basically side stories. The main series sells much more, last volume (14) sold 43,035 as of May 22nd when the half yearly sales were revealed. So it's selling well.


Also worth bearing in mind that this is just 2 days of sales.

jc9622 said:

Also, Dengeki Bunko (the publisher) isn't just about to let go of SAO even if the author wants to stop writing because it is their money printing machine.


I think they would let it end if Kawahara wanted it to, actually. It is their bestselling series, yes, but it's not as though they don't have plenty of other mega-hits. And it wouldn't be the first series they ended while it was still getting 6-digit sales.

Aug 25, 2016 11:16 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Lolimancer said:
Kin088 said:
As I expected, Index sales are getting lower and lower each volume... this volume won't reach the 100k sales at this rate .... I guess people are getting fed up of these recent arcs...

Actually the nips are very pleased with NT16 and its developments. Most think its the best in the last few years, the problem is that the series is getting old, literally. A new anime is the only way to bring in more sales at this point.


yeah its getting old and almost every volume after the Othinus arc were not good so you can't really compare with them...... also their decision to adapt Heavy Object instead of Index S3 blew up in their faces ... that was a bad choice...

Aug 25, 2016 10:26 PM by Kin088

kuuderes_shadow said:
Kin088 said:
As I expected, Index sales are getting lower and lower each volume... this volume won't reach the 100k sales at this rate .... I guess people are getting fed up of these recent arcs...


Last volume only hit 91k after a month and a half, and the last time a volume to hit 100k whilst still in the weekly rankings was volume 13. So you're a bit late with that.


Its not that I'm late ... Its just that I chose to comment about it only now... I've been following the sales chart for a long time too, probably as you do..

Aug 25, 2016 10:22 PM by Kin088

> *4. 17,547 *67,671 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16

Looks like Index won't be reaching 90K :|

Aug 25, 2016 5:50 PM by Toshiya_K

sman3579 said:
How good is the Sword Art Novel compared to the anime, wasn't really a fan of the anime.

Aug 25, 2016 4:45 PM by Nick-Knight

Nice to see Shinkai series doing so well.

Aug 25, 2016 1:24 PM by Katsu-kun

Gattmartna said:
I still can't believe that the Alicazation arc is not the last arc for SAO and it will go beyond what the web novel was ever written. I guess it proved to popular to call it a quits yet.

I am expecting a s3 announcement sometime next year after the new movie comes out.

Re:zero is still selling and its reception is growing stronger..just got a game adaption announced too.
I actually trust Reki to write a great arc after Alicization because his writing has improved....like a lot. The Alicization arc to me was like Reki fixing the major mistakes that he did in the previous arcs.

Also, Dengeki Bunko (the publisher) isn't just about to let go of SAO even if the author wants to stop writing because it is their money printing machine.

Aug 25, 2016 1:18 PM by jc9622

sman3579 said:
How good is the Sword Art Novel compared to the anime, wasn't really a fan of the anime.


Better, but certainly not good by any means. But, look into the GGO Alternative novels - they are written by the same author as Kino's Journey, and are a significant improvement over the main series.

Aug 25, 2016 1:15 PM by Matoro_Mahri

Tenryuu1 said:
Even if Tokyo Ravens with 4,5K not so good sells like expected, I wish nevertheless a continuation for the anime...>.<!

These are just the EX volumes, basically side stories. The main series sells much more, last volume (14) sold 43,035 as of May 22nd when the half yearly sales were revealed. So it's selling well.

Aug 25, 2016 12:49 PM by VulgarLife

How good is the Sword Art Novel compared to the anime, wasn't really a fan of the anime.

Aug 25, 2016 12:28 PM by sman3579

SAO wrecking dem charts, nice.
I honestly wanna read it just for the lolz
Too bad the animu was just freaking boring :/

Aug 25, 2016 11:30 AM by Robiiii

Damn quite a boost for SAO.

Aug 25, 2016 11:17 AM by CG-Silver