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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for August

by Snow
Sep 8, 2016 1:23 AM | 26 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for August (August 1 - 28)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 1,313,303 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.20
*2. *,479,566 Detective Conan Vol.90
*3. *,453,549 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.22
*4. *,447,063 Dungeon Meshi Vol.3
*5. *,352,609 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Vol.1
*6. *,333,147 Terra Formars Vol.18
*7. *,300,573 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.8
*8. *,265,571 Prison School Vol.22
*9. *,262,602 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.4
10. *,250,033 Gintama Vol.65

11. *,240,394 Nisekoi Vol.24
12. *,215,322 Toriko Vol.40
13. *,196,940 Platinum End Vol.3
14. *,190,225 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.16
15. *,183,832 Ahiru no Sora Vol.45
16. *,168,551 Golden Kamuy Vol.8
17. *,150,443 One Piece Vol.82
18. *,146,766 Black Clover Vol.7
19. *,139,911 Grand Blue Vol.6
20. *,134,429 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.21


Light Novels
*1. *,227,557 Sword Art Online Vol.18
*2. *,182,068 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. *,*74,944 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.16
*4. *,*70,602 No Game No Life Vol.9
*5. *,*51,317 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Nademonogatari"
*6. *,*50,482 Naruto: Konoha Shinden - Yukemuri Ninpouchou
*7. *,*34,109 Eromanga-sensei Vol.7
*8. *,*32,467 Hidan no Aria Vol.23
*9. *,*26,569 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.8
10. *,*23,698 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.15

11. *,*23,349 One Piece Film Gold
12. *,*20,828 Okitegami Kyouko no Kakeibo
13. *,*20,613 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
14. *,*20,281 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.9
15. *,*20,175 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.9
16. *,*19,581 Kotonoha no Niwa
17. *,*18,215 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.11
18. *,*17,869 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
19. *,*17,368 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
20. *,*17,258 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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WhiteFlamee said:
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Is that the full month or up to the 28th? Like the OP posted
Same source, same time period. Guess I will be specific next time (if) I post them but they are always the same time period, whatever Oricon considers the monthly sales period.
Nunnally03 said:
hpulley said:

No, Chihayafuru doesn't show up because it came out the month before:
https://myanimelist.net/news/47394298
Since there is no anime or live action or anything else for Chihayafuru right now to bring in new readers, there is no reason why Chihayafuru would have high sales in a month when there is no new volume out.


Thank you.
Btw even though Chihayafuru doesn't have anime series, it is always in the ranking list. Sometimes it's even in top 10. So I was surprised to see that it's not on the list this time, since the new volume was released just this month... and I've never seen it not being on top manga list -whenever there's new chapter or volume out.
BE LOVE comes out twice a month but the tankobons which these lists are counting are only out every 3 months or so. There was NO Chihayafuru tankobon out in August. There was one in July and if you look in July you will see Chihayafuru in both the volume and series lists. That was volume 32. Volume 33 will be out in October and you will surely see Chihayafuru v33 in the volume list and Chihayafuru in the series listing.

Unfortunately I didn't post the series monthly rankings in June or May and I don't think I saved them. I really wish MAL would include them. It would take almost no additional time...

When I posted in April, however, you are correct. Chihayafuru series did show up even though a volume did not show up in the list. It had 325K in April, the month after v31 came out. Chihayafuru v31 came out in March where it showed up in both the volume and series ranking with over 700K in the series ranking.

In February Chihayafuru was just on the very bottom of the series listing with 166K. That would not have made it this month. So I don't think we can say that the "background noise" level of Chihayafuru sales have dropped. This month may have simply had more series that sold more so that Chihayafuru did not show up this time. Lately it seems to sell 700K the month a volume comes out, 300K the month after and less the month after which may not show up depending on other series' sales that month.
kuuderes_shadow said:
hpulley said:

Perhaps @kuuderes_shadow has the monthlies for July.


*points to link in signature*

Anyway, Alderamin's series ranking for July:
*8. *44,293 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
Sorry, I normally have signatures turned off...

Thanks for the number for July.

Sep 15, 2016 4:35 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Nunnally03 said:
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OMG o_O
Chihayafuru is not on the list.

No, Chihayafuru doesn't show up because it came out the month before:
https://myanimelist.net/news/47394298
Since there is no anime or live action or anything else for Chihayafuru right now to bring in new readers, there is no reason why Chihayafuru would have high sales in a month when there is no new volume out.


Thank you.
Btw even though Chihayafuru doesn't have anime series, it is always in the ranking list. Sometimes it's even in top 10. So I was surprised to see that it's not on the list this time, since the new volume was released just this month... and I've never seen it not being on top manga list -whenever there's new chapter or volume out.

Sep 15, 2016 2:51 AM by Nunnally03

hpulley said:

Perhaps @kuuderes_shadow has the monthlies for July.


*points to link in signature*

Anyway, Alderamin's series ranking for July:
*8. *44,293 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin

Sep 14, 2016 10:24 PM by kuuderes_shadow

hpulley said:
No one posted the series monthlies yet so here they are:

Manga series

*1 1,538,749 Shingeki no Kyojin
*2 *,595,118 Nanatsu no Taizai
*3 *,576,227 Detective Conan
*4 *,490,813 Dungeon Meshi
*5 *,420,090 Days
*6 *,393,148 Terraformars
*7 *,379,128 Kingdom
*8 *,373,784 One Piece
*9 *,352,609 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
10 *,345,802 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
11 *,330,664 Diamond no Ace act II
12 *,321,468 Prison School
13 *,321,308 Gintama
14 *,300,904 Nisekoi
15 *,253,445 Boku no Hero Academia
16 *,241,780 Platinum End
17 *,233,388 Toriko
18 *,230,293 Golden Kamuy
19 *,228,380 Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
20 *,210,508 Black Clover

Light novel series

*1 272,047 Sword Art Online
*2 202,681 Kimi no Na wa (novel)
*3 *90,772 Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4 *90,184 No Game no Life
*5 *77,002 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*6 *59,327 Monogatari Series
*7 *50,482 Naruto
*8 *47,318 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*9 *39,044 Ero Manga Sensei
10 *35,763 Overlord
11 *33,582 Hidan no Aria
12 *28,691 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
13 *28,374 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
14 *26,993 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
15 *25,474 Osomatsu-san
16 *25,021 Boukyaku Tantei Series
17 *23,698 Madan no Ou to Vanadis
18 *23,349 One Piece Film Gold
19 *20,281 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho!
20 *19,771 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken


Is that the full month or up to the 28th? Like the OP posted

Sep 14, 2016 7:46 PM by WhiteFlamee

SeijiSensei said:
So is your list cumulative for all volumes of the series through the end of August? Does it mean that Alderamin sold a total of 28,000 copies this year?

I'm not especially interested in Alderamin per se, but someone over at AnimeSuki suggested sales of the light novel increased by 60,000 copies since the anime began. That seemed highly unlikely to me, so I looked up the figures here. The follow-on discussion at AS did not clarify matters.
It's not my list, it's Oricon list. And no, it is NOT cumulative. It is just the sales for August. It sold 28000 copies in August in the series, i.e. all volumes of Alderamin's sales all together in August totalled 28000. Not sure why that's so difficult to grasp.

Unfortunately it seems I didn't grab the LN monthly series for July and no one else posted them either. @JetNoir has been tracking it and it seems like it got a 30K boost and a 15K month so I think 60K is completely believable.

Perhaps @kuuderes_shadow has the monthlies for July.

Sep 14, 2016 5:12 PM by hpulley

So is your list cumulative for all volumes of the series through the end of August? Does it mean that Alderamin sold a total of 28,000 copies this year?

I'm not especially interested in Alderamin per se, but someone over at AnimeSuki suggested sales of the light novel increased by 60,000 copies since the anime began. That seemed highly unlikely to me, so I looked up the figures here. The follow-on discussion at AS did not clarify matters.

Sep 14, 2016 4:47 PM by SeijiSensei

SeijiSensei said:
I'm now officially confused. Snow's list and hpulley's list do not match up. The Alderamin light novel doesn't appear on Snow's list but is reported to have sold over 28,000 copies in hpulley's list. Are these figures coming from different sources?

Both are from Oricon but one is highest selling VOLUME (snow's) while mine is the highest selling SERIES. Alderamin showing up on the series list but not the volume list means Alderamin has some interest (likely from the anime) from anime watchers picking up old volumes of the novels.

If you cross reference the volumes with the series you will see that all of them are higher in the series list which is to be expected.

If you check the weekly light novel threads for @kuuderes_shadow 's postings you'll see that the Alderamin series often showed up in the weekly series rankings during this ranking month. Volume 10 of Alderamin actually came out in July but that volume and earlier ones showed up in August, likely due to the anime.

Sep 14, 2016 1:26 PM by hpulley

I'm now officially confused. Snow's list and hpulley's list do not match up. The Alderamin light novel doesn't appear on Snow's list but is reported to have sold over 28,000 copies in hpulley's list. Are these figures coming from different sources?

Sep 14, 2016 1:16 PM by SeijiSensei

Nunnally03 said:
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OMG o_O
Chihayafuru is not on the list.

No, Chihayafuru doesn't show up because it came out the month before:
https://myanimelist.net/news/47394298
Since there is no anime or live action or anything else for Chihayafuru right now to bring in new readers, there is no reason why Chihayafuru would have high sales in a month when there is no new volume out.

Sep 14, 2016 11:13 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
No one posted the series monthlies yet so here they are:

Manga series

*1 1,538,749 Shingeki no Kyojin
*2 *,595,118 Nanatsu no Taizai
*3 *,576,227 Detective Conan
*4 *,490,813 Dungeon Meshi
*5 *,420,090 Days
*6 *,393,148 Terraformars
*7 *,379,128 Kingdom
*8 *,373,784 One Piece
*9 *,352,609 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
10 *,345,802 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
11 *,330,664 Diamond no Ace act II
12 *,321,468 Prison School
13 *,321,308 Gintama
14 *,300,904 Nisekoi
15 *,253,445 Boku no Hero Academia
16 *,241,780 Platinum End
17 *,233,388 Toriko
18 *,230,293 Golden Kamuy
19 *,228,380 Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
20 *,210,508 Black Clover

*90,184 NoLight novel series

*1 272,047 Sword Art Online
*2 202,681 Kimi no Na wa (novel)
*3 *90,772 Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4 Game no Life
*5 *77,002 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*6 *59,327 Monogatari Series
*7 *50,482 Naruto
*8 *47,318 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*9 *39,044 Ero Manga Sensei
10 *35,763 Overlord
11 *33,582 Hidan no Aria
12 *28,691 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
13 *28,374 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
14 *26,993 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
15 *25,474 Osomatsu-san
16 *25,021 Boukyaku Tantei Series
17 *23,698 Madan no Ou to Vanadis
18 *23,349 One Piece Film Gold
19 *20,281 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho!
20 *19,771 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken




OMG o_O
Chihayafuru is not on the list.

Sep 14, 2016 10:16 AM by Nunnally03

14. *,190,225 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.16

20. *,134,429 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.21




I'm surprised that AnSH is higher than AnY....

Sep 14, 2016 10:12 AM by Nunnally03

*1. 1,313,303 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.20
*3. *,453,549 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.22
*7. *,300,573 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.8
*9. *,262,602 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.4

Nice to see these series in the top 10.

11. *,240,394 Nisekoi Vol.24

That's Nisekoi's second to last volume right? 240,394 seems like a solid number but kind of low considering the series ended not to long ago. Is that a good sales number by Nisekoi standards?

17. *,150,443 One Piece Vol.82

One Piece still finds a way to make it into the top 20 despite being out for two months. Nice!

Sep 8, 2016 12:53 PM by sman3579

No one posted the series monthlies yet so here they are:

Manga series

*1 1,538,749 Shingeki no Kyojin
*2 *,595,118 Nanatsu no Taizai
*3 *,576,227 Detective Conan
*4 *,490,813 Dungeon Meshi
*5 *,420,090 Days
*6 *,393,148 Terraformars
*7 *,379,128 Kingdom
*8 *,373,784 One Piece
*9 *,352,609 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
10 *,345,802 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
11 *,330,664 Diamond no Ace act II
12 *,321,468 Prison School
13 *,321,308 Gintama
14 *,300,904 Nisekoi
15 *,253,445 Boku no Hero Academia
16 *,241,780 Platinum End
17 *,233,388 Toriko
18 *,230,293 Golden Kamuy
19 *,228,380 Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
20 *,210,508 Black Clover

Light novel series

*1 272,047 Sword Art Online
*2 202,681 Kimi no Na wa (novel)
*3 *90,772 Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4 *90,184 No Game no Life
*5 *77,002 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*6 *59,327 Monogatari Series
*7 *50,482 Naruto
*8 *47,318 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*9 *39,044 Ero Manga Sensei
10 *35,763 Overlord
11 *33,582 Hidan no Aria
12 *28,691 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
13 *28,374 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
14 *26,993 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
15 *25,474 Osomatsu-san
16 *25,021 Boukyaku Tantei Series
17 *23,698 Madan no Ou to Vanadis
18 *23,349 One Piece Film Gold
19 *20,281 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho!
20 *19,771 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Sep 8, 2016 10:42 AM by hpulley

Okay I guess, we're in waiting mode.
12. *,215,322 Toriko Vol.40

Sep 8, 2016 9:51 AM by ichii_1

Snow said:
14. *,190,225 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.16
so nice to see this <3

Sep 8, 2016 8:20 AM by RiukixD

joe_g7 said:
*2. *,479,566 Detective Conan Vol.90

How is it possible to sell so much at volume 90???

One Piece will have 5 times that in volume 90 :D

Sep 8, 2016 6:24 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

joe_g7 said:
*2. *,479,566 Detective Conan Vol.90

How is it possible to sell so much at volume 90???
because it the best thing you will get in detective fiction after Sherlock Holmes

Sep 8, 2016 6:20 AM by TheGeniusBaka

BLmatsu said:
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! DAiya no A act 2 ranked pretty high~
yeah I really hope this will adapted too

Sep 8, 2016 6:19 AM by TheGeniusBaka

Nice to see Nanatsu so high up

Sep 8, 2016 5:56 AM by G_Spark233

Dat Shingeki no Kyojin cover first time levi looks so down , anyway where 's next chapter 85?

Sep 8, 2016 4:08 AM by AllenVonStein