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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jan 30 - Feb 5

by Snow
Feb 8, 7:53 PM | 14 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for January 30 - February 5

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

*1. 13,680 *,*13,680 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
*2. 12,430 *,*12,430 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.10
*3. 10,713 1,399,595 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*4. 10,189 *,*88,797 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*5. *7,633 *,104,190 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Musubimonogatari"
*6. *7,015 *,**7,379 Kamisama☆Honey
*7. *7,004 *,*54,277 Youjo Senki Vol.2
*8. *6,784 *,**6,784 Masou Gakuen HxH Vol.10
*9. *6,719 *,**7,134 Trap x Trap
10. *5,702 *,**6,589 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.7

11. *5,617 *,**5,940 Kikakuhazure no Eiyuu ni Sodaterareta, Joushikihazure no Mahou Kenshi Vol.1
12. *5,595 *,**5,907 Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru Vol.4
13. *5,316 *,**5,316 Skill-kurai no Eiyuutan Vol.1
14. *5,285 *,321,141 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
15. *5,275 *,**5,275 Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii? Vol.1
16. *4,936 *,*38,554 Youjo Senki Vol.3
17. *4,913 *,**4,913 Juuou Mujin no Fafnir Vol.13
18. *4,760 *,*26,312 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.16
19. *4,472 *,*19,938 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.5
20. *4,303 *,**4,303 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? Ex

21. *4,190 *,**4,190 Gedou-san wa Kyou mo Papa Aisaika
22. *4,030 *,**4,030 Takumi-kun Series Kanzenban Vol.11
23. *3,953 *,*68,021 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 12,430 *,*12,430 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.10
*4. 10,713 1,399,595 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
17. *6,784 *,**6,784 Masou Gakuen HxH Vol.10
26. *5,702 *,**6,589 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.7
28. *5,617 *,**5,940 Kikakuhazure no Eiyuu ni Sodaterareta, Joushikihazure no Mahou Kenshi Vol.1
29. *5,595 *,**5,907 Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru Vol.4
33. *5,316 *,**5,316 Skill-kurai no Eiyuutan Vol.1
35. *5,275 *,**5,275 Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii? Vol.1
37. *4,913 *,**4,913 Juuou Mujin no Fafnir Vol.13
38. *4,760 *,*26,312 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.16

41. *4,472 *,*19,938 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.5
42. *4,303 *,**4,303 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? Ex
44. *4,190 *,**4,190 Gedou-san wa Kyou mo Papa Aisaika
45. *4,030 *,**4,030 Takumi-kun Series Kanzenban Vol.11
47. *3,953 *,*68,021 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
(cut-off 3,794)


Book
*6. 13,680 *,*13,680 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
21. 10,189 *,*88,797 Youjo Senki Vol.1
32. *7,633 *,104,190 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Musubimonogatari"
36. *7,015 *,**7,379 Kamisama☆Honey
37. *7,004 *,*54,277 Youjo Senki Vol.2
40. *6,719 *,**7,134 Trap x Trap
(cut-off 5,841)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
15. *4,936 *,*38,554 Youjo Senki Vol.3
(cut-off 3,735)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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So Shinmai Maou sells well for a Light Novel.

Feb 9, 7:53 AM by NanDemoNai_

SukaSuka releasing a side-story volume before the anime, bad timing I think.

Feb 9, 6:37 AM by Paulo27

Yaoi-Senpai said:
Oh, so Kamisama honey is a light novel? Awesome.

Glad there is 3 BL light novel in this week.


I make it four?

Kamisama☆Honey
Trap x Trap
Gedou-san wa Kyou mo Papa Aisaika
Takumi-kun Series

Although admittedly that last one is a rerelease.

Feb 9, 5:11 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*2. 12,430 *,*12,430 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.10
*8. *6,784 *,**6,784 Masou Gakuen HxH Vol.10

Fab to see the great first week sales for Shinmai, looking forward to getting my copy. Masou Gakuen HxH sales remaining steady since the anime which is good.

Feb 9, 4:46 AM by VulgarLife

Oh, so Kamisama honey is a light novel? Awesome.

Glad there is 3 BL light novel in this week.

Feb 9, 4:37 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

ichii_1 said:
Shinmai Maou going full hentai with this vol ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Youjo senki still going but not as strong as other series boosts.
Considering that just like overlord, the price per volume is quite higher than bunkobon sized volumes, I'd say that in value, there's actually not that much series that can claim to do better than that.
I don't know if this will continue or not, but the sales boost is impressive so far.

Feb 9, 2:42 AM by Zefyris

ichii_1 said:

Youjo senki still going but not as strong as other series boosts.


Not many series get bigger boosts than this. There's someone on refugee-chan comparing the sales boost to Overlord (published under the same label, and both seem to be series where the boost increases over time)

wk # - Overlord vol 1 boost - Youjo Senki vol 1 boost
01 - 04003 - 04914
02 - 06118 - 07888
03 - 07507 - 08895
04 - 07790 - 09310
05 - 07693 - 10189

Of course, Overlord's sales boost peaked at 12004 on week 8 (and kept going for ages), but Youjo Senki is still increasing at the moment.

The last series that saw a bigger sales boost at this point for vol 1 was DanMachi, but that saw its biggest boosts right at the very start.

Feb 9, 12:46 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Crazily slow week, especially considering the number of labels that released right at the start of it.

anyway...

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Youjo Senki
*2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*5. Boku no Hero Academia
*6. Shinmai Maou no Testament
*7. Sword Art Online
*8. Monogatari Series
*9. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff
10. Takumi-kun Series
11. Kamisama☆Honey
12. Masou Gakuen HxH
13. Trap x Trap
14. Overlord
15. Sennen Sensou Aigis Gekka no Hanayome
16. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
17. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18. Kikakuhazure no Eiyuu ni Sodaterareta, Joushikihazure no Mahou Kenshi
19. Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru!
20. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu

(source: Oricon website)

Feb 9, 12:22 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*1. 13,680 *,*13,680 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2

Anyone who what is this about?

Feb 8, 10:55 PM by Cactii

Shinmai Maou going full hentai with this vol ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Youjo senki still going but not as strong as other series boosts.

Feb 8, 10:44 PM by ichii_1

*4. 10,189 *,*88,797 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*7. *7,004 *,*54,277 Youjo Senki Vol.2
16. *4,936 *,*38,554 Youjo Senki Vol.3

That is a big boost, I didn't expect to see Youjo Senki on this list again AND in such high place, I'm glad though :)

Feb 8, 9:59 PM by joe_g7

Youjo Senki has nearly doubled its sales it was at before the anime with no signs of slowing. Definitely the big winner of the season.

Feb 8, 8:29 PM by eXtacy67

2 Yaoi/BL in top10 this week, and both aren't from Nakamura-sensei, so rare.

And we have Takumi-kun e Gedou-san in the list too. New record?

Feb 8, 8:10 PM by Jamacaru

Monogatari is still hangin in there. That's all I could've ask for.

Feb 8, 8:07 PM by AntwanMantilla