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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Dec 26 - Jan 1

by Snow
Jan 6, 7:59 AM | 15 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for December 26 - January 1

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

*1. 23,360 *,*23,360 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4
*2. 22,220 1,322,640 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 18,626 *,*49,815 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
*4. 18,563 *,*27,739 Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You
*5. 15,848 *,*45,812 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
*6. 13,622 *,*13,622 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.2
*7. 12,632 *,*39,348 Hidan no Aria Vol.24
*8. 12,513 *,284,247 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*9. 11,553 *,*11,553 Youjo Senki Vol.7
10. *9,338 *,*56,726 Tokyo Ghoul:re "[Quest]"

11. *9,297 *,*34,026 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.5
12. *8,760 *,**8,760 Seirei Gensouki Vol.6
13. *6,894 *,*27,069 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.6
14. *6,797 *,*25,592 Date A Live: Encore Vol.6
15. *5,699 *,**5,699 VIP: Zangetsu
16. *5,429 *,322,857 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
17. *5,318 *,*76,046 Accel World Vol.21
18. *4,823 *,**4,823 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.8
19. *4,691 *,**4,691 Infinite Dendrogram Vol.2
20. *4,519 *,**4,519 Bocchi Tenseiki Vol.4

21. *4,165 *,**9,169 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.9

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*3. 23,360 *,*23,360 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4
*4. 22,220 1,322,640 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*6. 18,626 *,*49,815 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
10. 15,848 *,*45,812 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
12. 13,622 *,*13,622 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.2
13. 12,632 *,*39,348 Hidan no Aria Vol.24
17. *9,297 *,*34,026 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.5
18. *8,760 *,**8,760 Seirei Gensouki Vol.6
24. *6,894 *,*27,069 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.6
25. *6,797 *,*25,592 Date A Live: Encore Vol.6

36. *5,699 *,**5,699 VIP: Zangetsu
39. *5,429 *,322,857 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
43. *5,318 *,*76,046 Accel World Vol.21
49. *4,823 *,**4,823 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.8
(cut-off 4,806)


Book
17. 18,563 *,*27,739 Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You
35. 12,513 *,284,247 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
43. 11,553 *,*11,553 Youjo Senki Vol.7
(cut-off 10,315)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*8. *9,338 *,*56,726 Tokyo Ghoul:re "[Quest]"
19. *4,165 *,**9,169 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.9
(cut-off 4,115)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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19. *4,691 *,**4,691 Infinite Dendrogram Vol.2

Glad that this is still selling. Waiting patiently for anime adaptation. Just want to see Bearbro in action.

Jan 6, 3:30 PM by NeoAnkara

Didn't even know Konosuba had a spin off. Glad it's up there, same goes for Re:Zero.

Jan 6, 11:14 AM by AntwanMantilla

Nice, let's keep it up :)
*4. 18,563 *,*27,739 Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You

Anime boost will be moderate I think.
*9. 11,553 *,*11,553 Youjo Senki Vol.7

Jan 6, 10:33 AM by ichii_1

DarklordVor said:
Frostbytes said:


Ah yeah, that's why I was wondering abt why Iris popped up in the cover, I thought it was only being released online or something like that. Well yeah ofc that's necessary for the current vol 10.


It was actually released online up to chapter 4, before making its way to publications to commemorate Iris and Megumin's popularity. I believe there's 5 chapters right? I'm not sure. So I think people have to buy the LN to know the ending to the story. So technically it's a Web Novel turned Light Novel series.




Hmm I see, that makes sense.

>to commemorate Iris's popularity

That made my day.

Jan 6, 10:13 AM by Frostbytes

Frostbytes said:
DarklordVor said:


Yup, you can see from the cover that there's Iris, Megumin and Yunyun. And if you read Continued spinoff, you'd know why.


Ah yeah, that's why I was wondering abt why Iris popped up in the cover, I thought it was only being released online or something like that. Well yeah ofc that's necessary for the current vol 10.


It was actually released online up to chapter 4, before making its way to publications to commemorate Iris and Megumin's popularity. I believe there's 5 chapters right? I'm not sure. So I think people have to buy the LN to know the ending to the story. So technically it's a Web Novel turned Light Novel series.


Jan 6, 10:06 AM by DarklordVor

DarklordVor said:
Frostbytes said:

Oh this one is the Continued spinoff one which yunS is currently translating regrading the gang? I see.


Yup, you can see from the cover that there's Iris, Megumin and Yunyun. And if you read Continued spinoff, you'd know why.


Ah yeah, that's why I was wondering abt why Iris popped up in the cover, I thought it was only being released online or something like that. Well yeah ofc that's necessary for the current vol 10.

Jan 6, 9:58 AM by Frostbytes

Frostbytes said:

Oh this one is the Continued spinoff one which yunS is currently translating regrading the gang? I see.


Yup, you can see from the cover that there's Iris, Megumin and Yunyun. And if you read Continued spinoff, you'd know why.

Jan 6, 9:53 AM by DarklordVor

DarklordVor said:
*1. 23,360 *,*23,360 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4

Why isn't this its own series? The Japanese title has "Zoku" or "Continued" in it like Oregairu's sequel.

HaXXspetten said:
Wait what there's a 4th Bakuen volume? :o

I guess I have to remove it from my completed list then, huh

Based Skythewood pls continue your so-called fanfic

This so-called "4th volume" actually happens in between volume 8-9 and relates to volume 10. Technically it's a sequel to Bakuen wo! spin-off, but it's actually different, because the first 3 is a prequel while this one is a story that happens in between the main stories, filling the gap of what Megumin was doing.


Oh this one is the Continued spinoff one which yunS is currently translating regrading the gang? I see.

Jan 6, 9:44 AM by Frostbytes

Series ranking from Oricon website:
*1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
*4. Youjo Senki
*5. No Game No Life Tanpenshuu
*6. BLEACH WE ARE KNOT LOVES YOU
*7. Youheidan no Ryouriban
*8. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*9. Hidan no Aria
10. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
11. Sword Art Online
12. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
13. Tokyo Ghoul: re Novelisation
14. Seirei Gensouki
15. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
16. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
17. Overlord
18. Date A Live Encore
19. Bungou Stray Dogs
20. No Game No Life

(source: Oricon website)

Jan 6, 9:36 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*1. 23,360 *,*23,360 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4

Why isn't this its own series? The Japanese title has "Zoku" or "Continued" in it like Oregairu's sequel.

HaXXspetten said:
Wait what there's a 4th Bakuen volume? :o

I guess I have to remove it from my completed list then, huh

Based Skythewood pls continue your so-called fanfic

This so-called "4th volume" actually happens in between volume 8-9 and relates to volume 10. Technically it's a sequel to Bakuen wo! spin-off, but it's actually different, because the first 3 is a prequel while this one is a story that happens in between the main stories, filling the gap of what Megumin was doing.

Jan 6, 9:31 AM by DarklordVor

Dammit. Another 1k+ more and it'll be No. 1 this week :(


Glad to see Imouto Sae Ireba Ii doing well.

Jan 6, 9:05 AM by Jiharo

HaXXspetten said:
Wait what there's a 4th Bakuen volume? :o

I guess I have to remove it from my completed list then, huh

Based Skythewood pls continue your so-called fanfic


Well it was yuNS who was translating it, but he/she is busy now with translating the main series in another "fanfic" site. I have no idea why he/she also listed it as "completed" lol

Jan 6, 9:03 AM by Frostbytes

Wait what there's a 4th Bakuen volume? :o

I guess I have to remove it from my completed list then, huh

Based Skythewood pls continue your so-called fanfic

Jan 6, 8:41 AM by HaXXspetten

Bakuen spinoff topping the sales? That's interesting. guess besto imuoto triggered it

Jan 6, 8:35 AM by Frostbytes

*4. 18,563 *,*27,739 Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You
Hell yes! I'm so glad to see it so high this week!

Jan 6, 8:23 AM by joe_g7