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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Sep 26 - Oct 2

by Snow
Oct 5, 2016 7:58 PM | 22 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for September 26 - October 2

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

*1. 88,441 883,307 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 69,920 *69,920 Overlord Vol.11 Regular Edition
*3. 27,428 139,100 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*4. 25,950 *25,950 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no "Mon"
*5. 24,800 *24,800 Overlord Vol.11 Special Edition
*6. 18,678 *52,987 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.9
*7. 18,284 *18,284 Isekai Shokudou Vol.3
*8. 16,920 123,022 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*9. 16,245 *16,245 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou
10. 12,461 *12,461 Bungou Stray Dogs "55 Minutes"

11. 11,223 145,853 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.20
12. *9,681 119,585 Kotonoha no Niwa
13. *9,582 **9,582 Next Life Vol.10
14. *9,569 **9,569 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.6
15. *9,006 *45,643 Date A Live Vol.15
16. *8,419 *99,946 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
17. *7,368 **7,368 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai Vol.3
18. *6,687 **6,687 Muzokusei Mahou no Messiah Vol.2
19. *6,367 **6,367 Ryuuhou no Fumoto ni Bokura wa Sundeimasu Vol.2
20. *6,151 **6,151 Haken no Kouki Altina Vol.11

21. *5,839 *16,862 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4.5
22. *5,809 **5,809 Kenja no Tsurugi Vol.3
23. *5,602 **5,602 Maryoku no Tsukaenai Majutsushi Vol.3
24. *5,378 **5,378 Tsukigami no Mederu Hana: Soukyuu wo Kakeru Hiyoku
25. *5,308 *16,242 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.10
26. *4,991 **4,991 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.7
27. *4,943 **4,943 Isekai Teni shita node Cheat wo Ikashite Mahou Kenshi Yaru Koto ni Suru Vol.3
28. *4,914 **4,914 Murabito Tensei: Saikyou no Slow Life Vol.4
29. *4,769 **4,769 Takumi-kun Series Kanzenban Vol.8
30. *4,711 100,252 Kagerou Daze Vol.7

31. *4,653 **4,653 Shounen wa Kami no Ko wo Yadosu
32. *4,226 **4,226 Tanaka: Nenrei Equal Kanojo Inaireki no Mahoutsukai Vol.3
33. *3,712 **3,712 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.7
34. *3,703 **3,703 Tenseisha wa Cheat wo Nozomanai Vol.4
35. *3,699 *16,063 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.11

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 88,441 883,307 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 27,428 139,100 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*6. 18,678 *52,987 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.9
*7. 18,284 *18,284 Isekai Shokudou Vol.3
*8. 16,245 *16,245 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou
10. 12,461 *12,461 Bungou Stray Dogs "55 Minutes"
11. 11,223 145,853 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.20
14. *9,681 119,585 Kotonoha no Niwa
15. *9,582 **9,582 Next Life Vol.10
16. *9,569 **9,569 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.6

17. *9,006 *45,643 Date A Live Vol.15
23. *8,419 *99,946 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
28. *6,687 **6,687 Muzokusei Mahou no Messiah Vol.2
30. *6,367 **6,367 Ryuuhou no Fumoto ni Bokura wa Sundeimasu Vol.2
31. *6,151 **6,151 Haken no Kouki Altina Vol.11
34. *5,839 *16,862 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4.5
35. *5,809 **5,809 Kenja no Tsurugi Vol.3
36. *5,602 **5,602 Maryoku no Tsukaenai Majutsushi Vol.3
42. *4,991 **4,991 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.7
44. *4,769 **4,769 Takumi-kun Series Kanzenban Vol.8

46. *4,711 100,252 Kagerou Daze Vol.7
(cut-off 4,521)


Book
*1. 69,920 *69,920 Overlord Vol.11 Regular Edition
*3. 25,950 *25,950 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no "Mon"
*4. 24,800 *24,800 Overlord Vol.11 Special Edition
34. *7,368 **7,368 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai Vol.3
48. *5,378 **5,378 Tsukigami no Mederu Hana: Soukyuu wo Kakeru Hiyoku
49. *5,308 *16,242 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.10
(cut-off 5,277)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,943 **4,943 Isekai Teni shita node Cheat wo Ikashite Mahou Kenshi Yaru Koto ni Suru Vol.3
12. *4,914 **4,914 Murabito Tensei: Saikyou no Slow Life Vol.4
13. *4,653 **4,653 Shounen wa Kami no Ko wo Yadosu
15. *4,226 **4,226 Tanaka: Nenrei Equal Kanojo Inaireki no Mahoutsukai Vol.3
18. *3,712 **3,712 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.7
19. *3,703 **3,703 Tenseisha wa Cheat wo Nozomanai Vol.4
20. *3,699 *16,063 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.11
(cut-off 3,699)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Yay, so happy to see Overlord selling well!

Oct 9, 2016 5:33 PM by Helios373

Yohimo_asakura said:
RobertBobert said:


I'm used to the volume level of the manga, when the average product has 8-11 volumes. However, taking into account the declared arcs, ReZero and can reach up to 30.


Hmm considering length, something like Horizon has some volumes of about 3000 pages...


Such works just scare me, even though I was a big fan of Dragon Ball Z as a child.

Oct 6, 2016 2:07 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Askorti said:

Is it really that long? I mean, compared to Index, which has 22 volumes + something like 17 volumes of the new testament it seems kinda puny. :P
Also, some volumes of Mahouka were really short, IIRC one was even less than 200 pages long.


I'm used to the volume level of the manga, when the average product has 8-11 volumes. However, taking into account the declared arcs, ReZero and can reach up to 30.


Hmm considering length, something like Horizon has some volumes of about 3000 pages...

Oct 6, 2016 1:32 PM by Yohimo_asakura

I'm glad to see Isekai Shokudou at least making it to the top 10 this week. Such an underrated series.

Oct 6, 2016 7:15 AM by Stark700

Very nice seals for Overlord absolutely deserve it

Oct 6, 2016 6:09 AM by H-X-H

Omg!! No one can stop Kimi no na wa! IT'S EXPLODING!!!! can't wait for its bd/dvd's release.

Oct 6, 2016 5:42 AM by dolly94

Nice to see Re:zero still doing well. Hopefully strong sales of Overlord will lead to a season 2 after the recap Movie.

Oct 6, 2016 4:42 AM by Crashmatt

Askorti said:
RobertBobert said:
Mahouka potentially infinite, if I understand correctly? Rarely I see such a length LN. Although, judging by such sales, it would be a sin not to continue the story.

Is it really that long? I mean, compared to Index, which has 22 volumes + something like 17 volumes of the new testament it seems kinda puny. :P
Also, some volumes of Mahouka were really short, IIRC one was even less than 200 pages long.


I'm used to the volume level of the manga, when the average product has 8-11 volumes. However, taking into account the declared arcs, ReZero and can reach up to 30.

Oct 6, 2016 3:24 AM by RobertBobert

The moment you realized that Mahouka sells are more than Shinkai's GOW,anyway kind of letdown for RE:ZERO :(

Oct 6, 2016 2:35 AM by R_TF

RobertBobert said:
Mahouka potentially infinite, if I understand correctly? Rarely I see such a length LN. Although, judging by such sales, it would be a sin not to continue the story.

Is it really that long? I mean, compared to Index, which has 22 volumes + something like 17 volumes of the new testament it seems kinda puny. :P
Also, some volumes of Mahouka were really short, IIRC one was even less than 200 pages long.

Oct 6, 2016 12:20 AM by Askorti

Damn son, so many isekai LNs like omg lol

Oct 5, 2016 11:17 PM by Robiiii

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. Overlord
*3. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE: EARTHBOUND
*5. Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi
*6. Isekai Shokudou
*7. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*8. Bungou Stray Dogs
*9. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
10. Sword Art Online
11. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
12. Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
13. Next Life
14. Date A Live
15. No Game No Life
16. Byousoku 5 Centimetre Novelisation
17. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
18. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai
19. Muzokusei Mahou no Messaiah
20. Kagerou Daze

(Source: Oricon website)

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@ichii_1 - I doubt people are more likely to buy both versions of the Kimi no Na wa. release because of them being under 2 publishing labels than both versions of the Overlord release though. And you'd need basically everyone to be doing that for Kimi no Na wa. and basically noone for Overlord in order for the latter to be above the former.

Oct 5, 2016 11:05 PM by kuuderes_shadow

POS ranks for series with ongoing anime versions:

Current season:
Hibike! Euphonium:
245位 響け!ユーフォニアムシリーズ 立華高校マーチングバンドへようこそ 後編
297位 響け!ユーフォニアムシリーズ 立華高校マーチングバンドへようこそ 前編

Bungou Stray Dogs:
*25位 文豪ストレイドッグス 55Minutes (NEW)
279位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
294位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
332位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話


Leftover from previous seasons:

Spring/Summer 2016
Re:Zero:
**7位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活9 (NEW last week)
*67位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*80位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
104位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
126位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
161位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
202位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
184位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
263位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
195位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
301位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
188位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8
239位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集2

Winter 2016:
KonoSuba:
316位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
334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!
369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。
399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~
389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!!
492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
148位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!9 紅の宿命

(Source: POS via book-rank.net)

KonoSuba actually seeing the main series volumes dropping off the rankings at last. I wonder if they'll have all gone by the time the next series starts.

Volume 1 of Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku was at the lower end of daily the rankings on the 2nd but this wasn't enough to get on the week rank. It'll likely show up on the POS ranks next week but unless the sales pick up from later episodes it's not likely to get a big boost despite being the only true light novel adaptation of the season. Gi(a)rlish number is not a bunko format series and thus will not appear on the rankings.

Oct 5, 2016 10:55 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Agafin said:
ichii_1 said:
Overlord being split into 2 stopped it from stopping Kimi no na Wa's reign :(
But still great sales 90K+ combines, especially that special OVA edition, sasuga.

*2. 69,920 *69,920 Overlord Vol.11 Regular Edition
*5. 24,800 *24,800 Overlord Vol.11 Special Edition



Err no, Kimi na no wa is also divided into 2 and sold 100k+ combined, so Overlord sold less regardless.

*1. 88,441 883,307 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. 16,920 123,022 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)


Those are 2 different publishing labels unlike overlord's 2 editions.

Oct 5, 2016 10:28 PM by ichii_1

15. *9,006 *45,643 Date A Live Vol.15

Date A Live sales really have gone down. Here's how much some of the previous volumes sold by the 4th week.

Vol 8. Sep 2013. 84k
Vol 11. Oct 2014. 80k
Vol 13. Oct 2015. 73k
Vol 14. Mar 2016. 60k

Next week which is the 4th week, Vol 15 will only reach around 50k. It needs another anime season to get the sales back up high again.

Oct 5, 2016 10:23 PM by AP24

Close Overlord, but not close enough.

Oct 5, 2016 10:20 PM by joe_g7

ichii_1 said:
Overlord being split into 2 stopped it from stopping Kimi no na Wa's reign :(
But still great sales 90K+ combines, especially that special OVA edition, sasuga.

*2. 69,920 *69,920 Overlord Vol.11 Regular Edition
*5. 24,800 *24,800 Overlord Vol.11 Special Edition



Err no, Kimi na no wa is also divided into 2 and sold 100k+ combined, so Overlord sold less regardless.

*1. 88,441 883,307 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. 16,920 123,022 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)

Oct 5, 2016 9:55 PM by Agafin

Good to see Re:Zero at least hitting 50k

Oct 5, 2016 9:46 PM by G_Spark233

Hmm. Guess that settles it. RE Zero isn't going to be a Mahouka in terms of sales.

Oct 5, 2016 9:39 PM by GodlyKyon

Mahouka potentially infinite, if I understand correctly? Rarely I see such a length LN. Although, judging by such sales, it would be a sin not to continue the story.

Oct 5, 2016 9:25 PM by RobertBobert