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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 22 - 28

by Snow
Aug 31, 2016 2:26 PM | 24 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 22 - 28

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

*1. 74,467 334,083 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 70,602 *70,602 No Game No Life Vol.9
*3. 32,467 *32,467 Hidan no Aria Vol.23
*4. 24,319 227,557 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*5. 23,698 *23,698 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.15
*6. 20,828 *20,828 Okitegami Kyouko no Kakeibo
*7. 20,281 *20,281 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.9
*8. 20,175 *20,175 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.9
*9. 18,215 *18,215 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.11
10. 11,985 *11,985 Kagerou Daze Vol.7

11. *9,396 *20,613 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
12. *9,349 **9,349 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.12
13. *8,341 *18,409 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
14. *8,163 *55,695 Kotonoha no Niwa
15. *7,273 *74,944 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
16. *7,241 *11,835 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.4
17. *7,173 *45,898 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
18. *7,035 **7,035 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.8
19. *6,873 **6,873 Qualidea Code
20. *6,723 **6,723 Inchiki no Chikara de, Sengoku no Yo wo Kakenukero. Vol.2

21. *6,582 **6,582 Mahoutsukai to Boku Vol.1
22. *5,307 *99,531 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
23. *4,813 **4,813 Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai Vol.7
24. *4,526 **4,526 Ore no Ie ga Maryoku Spot Datta Ken: Sundeiru dake de Sekai Saikyou Vol.2
25. *4,479 **4,479 Isekai C-Mart Hanjouki Vol.4
26. *4,472 **4,472 R.O.D Vol.12
27. *4,269 **7,186 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.6
28. *4,077 *50,482 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
29. *3,829 *39,976 One Piece Film Gold
30. *3,290 **3,290 Kuro no Senki Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 74,467 334,083 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 70,602 *70,602 No Game No Life Vol.9
*4. 32,467 *32,467 Hidan no Aria Vol.23
*5. 24,319 227,557 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*6. 23,698 *23,698 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.15
*8. 20,175 *20,175 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.9
10. 18,215 *18,215 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.11
19. 11,985 *11,985 Kagerou Daze Vol.7
21. 10,383 *48,296 Bannou Kanteishi Q: Munch no Sakebi
23. *8,341 *18,409 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound

26. *8,163 *55,695 Kotonoha no Niwa
30. *7,273 *74,944 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
31. *7,241 *11,835 Tokyo Ravens EX Vol.4
33. *7,173 *45,898 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
34. *7,035 **7,035 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.8
36. *6,873 **6,873 Qualidea Code
38. *6,582 **6,582 Mahoutsukai to Boku Vol.1
46. *4,813 **4,813 Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai Vol.7
47. *4,526 **4,526 Ore no Ie ga Maryoku Spot Datta Ken: Sundeiru dake de Sekai Saikyou Vol.2
49. *4,479 **4,479 Isekai C-Mart Hanjouki Vol.4

50. *4,472 **4,472 R.O.D Vol.12
(cut-off 4,472)


Book
*4. 20,828 *20,828 Okitegami Kyouko no Kakeibo
*5. 20,281 *20,281 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.9
14. *9,396 *20,613 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
15. *9,349 **9,349 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.12
31. *6,723 **6,723 Inchiki no Chikara de, Sengoku no Yo wo Kakenukero. Vol.2
47. *5,684 **5,684 Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi Vol.5
(cut-off 5,357)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
13. *5,307 *99,531 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
14. *4,269 **7,186 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.6
15. *4,077 *50,482 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
16. *3,829 *39,976 One Piece Film Gold
18. *3,290 **3,290 Kuro no Senki Vol.2
(cut-off 3,189)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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shit! no game no life on the second place.
just can't fcking wait to watch that shit seriously.
many people said it's a great romance anime.

Sep 6, 2016 7:25 AM by Tevens

kuuderes_shadow said:

It beat No Game No Life in this week... will it beat Kagerou Daze next week?.


Seems like the answer to that is "yes".

Sep 3, 2016 11:48 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Still waiting so bad for Grimgar english print release and second season, perhaps 2017 is the place to be.

Sep 3, 2016 7:10 AM by CodeKeima

Why do the light novel Kimi No Na Wa exist?

The film was enough ... or to make more money o__0

Sep 2, 2016 12:09 AM by TuyNOM

Shinkai wins Japan.

Sep 1, 2016 9:38 AM by VyseLegendaire

Whoa, Kimi no Na wa took the storm.

Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! has 9 volumes already? I should try to catch up on that soon.

Sep 1, 2016 5:53 AM by Stark700

Yup, Kimi no na wa selling better each week. Like what the hell. Next week it will outsell Bakemono no ko

SAO last volume sold less in 3 weeks than I've expected to... Still huge sales

Ayy, grimgar also on the list. I hope the translations would be faster, tho

Mushoku Tensei is there too. It's somehow not too popular in Japan, considering that such type of novels usually sell really well

Sep 1, 2016 4:47 AM by Yohimo_asakura

*8. 20,175 *20,175 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.9

21. *6,582 **6,582 Mahoutsukai to Boku Vol.1

Really good stuff for Overlap and Ao Jyumonji

Sep 1, 2016 1:32 AM by Larkanite

When will Kimi no Na wa.'s sales stop going up?
It beat No Game No Life in this week... will it beat Kagerou Daze next week?

Dab1za9 said:
Official Kimi no Na wa sales are 500k according to Kadokawa


That would be copies shipped, not copies sold.

Sep 1, 2016 12:11 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. No Game No Life
*3. Sword Art Online
*4. Hidan no Aria
*5. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
*6. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
*7. Boukyaku Tantei Series
*8. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
*9. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
10. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
11. Kagerou Daze
12. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
13. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
14. Overlord
15. Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE: EARTHBOUND
16. Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
17. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
18. Tokyo Ravens Tanhenshuu
19. Monogatari Series
20. Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku

(Source: Oricon website)

Sep 1, 2016 12:08 AM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime:

Re:Zero:
*55位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*86位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
122位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
156位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
180位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
218位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
206位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
280位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
165位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
221位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
107位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8
245位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集2

Qualidea Code:
*54位 クオリディア・コード (NEW)
283位 どうでもいい世界なんて ―クオリディア・コード―

Leftover from previous seasons:
Winter:
KonoSuba:
273位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
301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!
315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。
318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~
476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
346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!!
401位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
350位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
360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
231位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!9 紅の宿命

Last week:


Source: POS via book-rank.net

So Bungou Stray Dogs does drop out before the next series begins. I was wondering if it would.

Sep 1, 2016 12:04 AM by kuuderes_shadow

searched everywhere for the kimi no na wa movie T_T

Aug 31, 2016 10:26 PM by Hina_touka

Kimi no Na Wa is going high up on sales like hotcakes Lol, this somehow makes me wanna get the movie quick. I NEED IT NOW!

Aug 31, 2016 10:22 PM by Symphyon

GO MUSHOKU TENSEI GO GO GO GO GOGO

Aug 31, 2016 7:32 PM by hoopla123

Happy to see that NGNL is selling fairly well.

Aug 31, 2016 5:18 PM by G_Spark233

Kimi no Na wa already had somewhat big expectations, but this is ridiculous :O

Aug 31, 2016 4:45 PM by ichii_1

Kimi no Na wa with spin-offs already too.
And good to see Grimgal breaking 20k there.

Aug 31, 2016 4:11 PM by Paulo27

Glad to see NGNL selling well, and Kimi no Na wa still selling well it seems.

Hurts my souls that Grimgar and Asterisk sold better than MT tho.

Aug 31, 2016 3:46 PM by bobzanny

How you gonna let Makoto Shinkai novel outsell your fav generic novel.

Aug 31, 2016 2:54 PM by Ramkec

Official Kimi no Na wa sales are 500k according to Kadokawa

CG-Silver said:
Dem sales though. Never knew Makoto's works were that popular.


They weren't but Kimi no Na wa is a big hit so far.

Aug 31, 2016 2:52 PM by Dab1za9