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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Oct 3 - 9

by Snow
Oct 12, 2016 2:06 PM | 12 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 3 - 9

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

*1. 63,987 947,294 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 43,301 *47,013 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.7
*3. 36,543 175,643 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*4. 30,197 *30,197 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Tamayura no Ie
*5. 25,769 *95,689 Overlord Vol.11 Regular Edition
*6. 18,587 141,609 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*7. 18,058 *30,519 Bungou Stray Dogs "55 Minutes"
*8. 17,788 *43,738 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no "Mon"
*9. 13,621 *29,866 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou
10. 11,376 *11,376 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.20

11. *9,286 **9,286 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.4
12. *8,257 **8,257 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.12
13. *8,049 *26,333 Isekai Shokudou Vol.3
14. *7,340 *60,327 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.9
15. *7,203 126,788 Kotonoha no Niwa
16. *6,559 152,412 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.20
17. *6,539 106,485 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
18. *6,492 *14,937 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.6
19. *6,411 **6,411 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.7
20. *5,989 **5,989 Orihara Izaya to Series Vol.2

21. *4,650 *12,018 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai Vol.3
22. *4,461 *50,104 Date A Live Vol.15
23. *4,399 **4,399 Isekai de Skill wo Kaitai shitara Cheat na Yome ga Zoushoku Shimashita
24. *4,335 *13,904 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.6
25. *3,870 104,122 Kagerou Daze Vol.7
26. *2,737 **2,737 Antei Shikou no Yamada-san ni Yoru Isekai Tensei
27. *2,725 **2,725 Character Making de Isekai Tensei!
28. *2,417 *27,217 Overlord Vol.11 Limited Edition

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 63,987 947,294 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 36,543 175,643 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*4. 18,058 *30,519 Bungou Stray Dogs "55 Minutes"
*7. 13,621 *29,866 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou
10. 11,376 *11,376 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.20
15. *8,257 **8,257 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.12
17. *8,049 *26,333 Isekai Shokudou Vol.3
18. *7,340 *60,327 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.9
19. *7,203 126,788 Kotonoha no Niwa
25. *6,559 152,412 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.20

26. *6,539 106,485 Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Kadokawa Bunko)
28. *6,411 **6,411 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.7
30. *5,989 **5,989 Orihara Izaya to Series Vol.2
38. *4,461 *50,104 Date A Live Vol.15
39. *4,335 *13,904 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.6
45. *3,870 104,122 Kagerou Daze Vol.7
(cut-off 3,578)


Book
*1. 43,301 *47,013 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.7
*3. 30,197 *30,197 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Tamayura no Ie
*4. 25,769 *95,689 Overlord Vol.11 Regular Edition
*7. 18,587 141,609 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*8. 17,788 *43,738 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no "Mon"
17. *9,286 **9,286 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.4
35. *6,492 *14,937 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.6
(cut-off 5,434)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *4,650 *12,018 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai Vol.3
11. *4,399 **4,399 Isekai de Skill wo Kaitai shitara Cheat na Yome ga Zoushoku Shimashita
17. *2,737 **2,737 Antei Shikou no Yamada-san ni Yoru Isekai Tensei
18. *2,725 **2,725 Character Making de Isekai Tensei!
19. *2,417 *27,217 Overlord Vol.11 Limited Edition
(cut-off 2,307)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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WisestOne said:
_Ako_ said:
Lel... Kimi no Na Wa. One punched the 1st place again... Damn almost 1M...
Yea. I saw the movie got incredible reviews. Kinda wish I could read novels so I could read date a live :c


Well you can read it, you can't if its not translated yet.

Oct 13, 2016 2:17 PM by _Ako_

> 11. *9,286 **9,286 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.4
Hmm almost 10k there.

Kimi no Na wa. won't take long to get to 1 million at this pace.

Oct 13, 2016 4:21 AM by Stark700

Next week it'll reach one million, well done.

Oct 13, 2016 2:34 AM by joe_g7

HaXXspetten said:
How many LNs have even gotten over 1 million for a single volume ever?


Depending on what you consider a light novel, Kimi no Na wa. was (yes, past tense - it got there last week after all) arguably the first one to ever see reported sales over a million. By the data I have on my spreadsheet (and in the thread linked in my signature) it's the 4th to make it. Reported sales is the key thing there, though. We only have data for since 2008, and long tales usually don't appear at all.
I wonder how many copies the first volume of Haruhi has sold in total...

RobertBobert said:
It's hard to believe at first, but the novelization of the film a few months sold 9 times better than 20 volumes Mahouka and 9 volumes ReZero a few years before this. I am amazed


You do know that by the 20th volume of a series a lot of people will either be behind or have just stopped reading, right? Whereas Kimi no Na wa., being the first (only) volume, obviously hasn't lost any readers in this way. The reason why volume 1s don't dominate the rankings is because when the first volume comes out, few people will have heard of the series yet, and it generally doesn't rerank as the series gets popular. Sometimes an adaptation will give enough of a boost to get it back in the rankings, as happened with both Re:Zero and Mahouka, of course, and we see the actual sales that have been brought in by the all important long tail. Volume 1 of Mahouka sold 18019 before disappearing from the rankings, but by the time the anime started it had sold 11 times that. Its current figure is 270k as of the end of May 2014 - I bet it's over a hundred thousand above that now, which would mean Kimi no Na wa. is actually only 3 times higher than this first volume.

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Other volumes that may be of interest on the Oricon bunko rankings:
37. 4,545 4,545 Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koukou no Suisougakubu Nisshi
47. 3,620 3,620 Shousetsu Smile Precure!

Thing that probably should have been included ( @Snow ) but wasn't, from the BOOK ranking:
35. 6,492 14,937 Izakaya Bottakuri 6

Oct 12, 2016 11:05 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Series ranking from Oricon website:

*1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban
*3. Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE: EARTHBOUND
*4. Overlord
*5. Natsume Yuujinchou Novelisation
*6. Bungou Stray Dogs
*7. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*8. Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi
*9. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
10. Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-
11. Sword Art Online
12. Isekai Shokudou
13. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
14. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
15. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
16. Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
17. No Game No Life
18. Seishun Buta Yarou
19. Byousoku 5 Centimetre Novelisation
20. Orihara Izaya to, Kassai wo

(source: Oricon website)

Oct 12, 2016 10:00 PM by kuuderes_shadow

POS bunko ranks for series with ongoing anime adaptations:

Current season:
Hibike! Euphonium:
*60位 響け!ユーフォニアム 北宇治高校の吹奏楽部日誌 (NEW)
221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
319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:
*12位 文豪ストレイドッグス 55Minutes (NEW last week)
195位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治の入社試験
199位 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代
241位 文豪ストレイドッグス 探偵社設立秘話

Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku:
235位 魔法少女育成計画

Leftover from previous seasons:

Spring/Summer 2016:
Re:Zero:
*25位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活9
*74位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活1
*94位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活2
128位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活3
174位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活4
196位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活5
224位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集1
216位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活6
333位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢
215位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活7
327位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex2 剣鬼恋歌
200位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活8
272位 Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集2

Winter 2016:
KonoSuba:
311位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! あぁ、駄女神さま
374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!
371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。
377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~
373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!!
432位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!6 六花の王女
459位 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!7 億千万の花嫁
239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)

Oct 12, 2016 9:52 PM by kuuderes_shadow

_Ako_ said:
Lel... Kimi no Na Wa. One punched the 1st place again... Damn almost 1M...
Yea. I saw the movie got incredible reviews. Kinda wish I could read novels so I could read date a live :c

Oct 12, 2016 9:17 PM by Rawrberto

Lel... Kimi no Na Wa. One punched the 1st place again... Damn almost 1M...

Oct 12, 2016 9:14 PM by _Ako_

It's hard to believe at first, but the novelization of the film a few months sold 9 times better than 20 volumes Mahouka and 9 volumes ReZero a few years before this. I am amazed

Oct 12, 2016 6:27 PM by RobertBobert

Kimi no Na wa. breaking 1 million next week :O

Overlord :)
All that isekai to be adapted into anime, what a time to be alive.

Oct 12, 2016 2:57 PM by ichii_1

Those sales are crazy!

Oct 12, 2016 2:31 PM by G_Spark233

How many LNs have even gotten over 1 million for a single volume ever?

Oct 12, 2016 2:14 PM by HaXXspetten