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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Feb 6 - 12

by Snow
Feb 16, 12:33 AM | 35 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for February 6 - 12

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

*1. 104,221 *,104,221 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*2. *84,382 *,*84,382 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*3. *15,587 *,*15,587 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.13
*4. *13,431 *,*13,431 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.5
*5. *12,380 *,*12,380 Hataraku Maou-sama!: High School N!
*6. **9,779 *,*98,576 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*7. **9,098 *,**9,098 86
*8. **8,214 1,407,809 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*9. **7,979 *,*21,659 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
10. **7,466 *,**7,466 Seijou no Maryoku wa Bannou desu

11. **6,318 *,*60,595 Youjo Senki Vol.2
12. **6,214 *,**6,214 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita......katta. Vol.6
13. **6,176 *,**6,176 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.17
14. **6,138 *,**6,138 Tensei shite Inaka de Slow Life wo Okuritai Vol.2
15. **5,314 *,109,504 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Musubimonogatari"
16. **5,172 *,**5,172 Yokogao to Kousai: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen
17. **4,889 *,*17,319 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.10
18. **4,601 *,*43,155 Youjo Senki Vol.3
19. **4,167 *,*72,188 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
20. **3,840 *,**5,121 4-banme no Iinazuke Kouho Bangai-hen

21. **3,722 *,*34,539 Youjo Senki Vol.4
22. **3,722 *,**3,722 Shoukanjuu desu ga Goshuujinsama ga Kibishii desu

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 104,221 *,104,221 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*2. *84,382 *,*84,382 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*5. *15,587 *,*15,587 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.13
*8. *12,380 *,*12,380 Hataraku Maou-sama!: High School N!
11. **9,098 *,**9,098 86
14. **8,214 1,407,809 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
31. **5,172 *,**5,172 Yokogao to Kousai: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen
32. **4,889 *,*17,319 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.10
39. **4,167 *,*72,188 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
41. **3,840 *,**5,121 4-banme no Iinazuke Kouho Bangai-hen
(cut-off 3,247)


Book
*8. *13,431 *,*13,431 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.5
17. **9,779 *,*98,576 Youjo Senki Vol.1
25. **7,979 *,*21,659 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
28. **7,466 *,**7,466 Seijou no Maryoku wa Bannou desu
39. **6,318 *,*60,595 Youjo Senki Vol.2
40. **6,214 *,**6,214 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita......katta. Vol.6
41. **6,176 *,**6,176 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.17
42. **6,138 *,**6,138 Tensei shite Inaka de Slow Life wo Okuritai Vol.2
(cut-off 5,423)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
14. **5,314 *,109,504 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.4 "Musubimonogatari"
17. **4,601 *,*43,155 Youjo Senki Vol.3
(cut-off 3,799)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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SAO realeased the 10th so it's great!

Also Kimi No Na Wa don't want to leave top 10 lol, it's insane.

And 86, the novel won the 23rd Dengeki Novel Awards sold well imo.

jc9622 said:
Wait a minute...So the Project Alicization for SAO is now over. What's the new arc now? Who cares? Glad to see that see that SAO LN is still selling pretty strong.


It's a side story in Alicization's arc.

Feb 17, 9:33 AM by Eatos6

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Good to see 4 volumes of Youjo Senki in the list. And did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.

Lol, abec (aka BunBun) continues still further - and his style isn't to mistake on this cover as well, where then.

Feb 17, 9:30 AM by Tenryuu1

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Good to see 4 volumes of Youjo Senki in the list. And did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.

Huh, that's a good remark... Couldn't this be because the new illustration is made just recently, and illustrations from earlier volumes were made 10 years ago (for Webnovel if it even has any illustrations, I dont know)?

Feb 17, 8:47 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Nachtwandler_21 said:
did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.


Still abec, but I get what you mean.

Feb 17, 5:33 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Good to see 4 volumes of Youjo Senki in the list. And did they changed illustrator for SAO? This cover looks somehow deifferent.

Feb 17, 4:24 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Really nice to see Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? in top 4. This thing is getting bigger and bigger! Youjo Senki also getting that anime boost.

Feb 16, 7:56 PM by Stark700

Glad to see SAO and Mahouka slay this week.

Feb 16, 7:21 PM by AntwanMantilla

Wait a minute...So the Project Alicization for SAO is now over. What's the new arc now? Who cares? Glad to see that see that SAO LN is still selling pretty strong.

Feb 16, 12:01 PM by jc9622

-Mahesvara said:
@RobertBobert Well to get a conclusive ending, that ties up all the loose ends, it makes sense to extend the series past first high based on the current pace. Yeah i believe, Miyuki will have less screentime as she will be working as the clan head, while Mayumi and the others will get more as they'll be fellow university students with Tatsuya. Either way, im looking forward to it.


Well, it would be better than to put her into a coma as my waifu: D Now I hope we will see a real love triangle, so I will be happy to follow the news.

Feb 16, 11:32 AM by RobertBobert

@Askorti Yeah heres an article about it http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-08-10/sword-art-online-novels-enter-new-arc-in-2017/.105213

@RobertBobert Well to get a conclusive ending, that ties up all the loose ends, it makes sense to extend the series past first high based on the current pace. Yeah i believe, Miyuki will have less screentime as she will be working as the clan head, while Mayumi and the others will get more as they'll be fellow university students with Tatsuya. Either way, im looking forward to it.

Feb 16, 11:15 AM by -Mahesvara

-Mahesvara said:
RobertBobert said:


Stop, Sato all still decided to continue the series after magic school? Or is it under the original title?
Yeah according to a spoiler from volume 21, Satou says he's going to continue the story into magic university and i believe he said the series is still going to keep the original title.


Oh, I'm right feel like Miyuki in the 16th volume: On the one hand I am glad that the author will be able to give more time Mayumi and more detail show Tatsuya life as Yotsuba, but on the other hand, I am afraid that Mahouka turn into the same cash cow as the SAO or Gatari. How, then, volumes in the end does he want?

Feb 16, 11:01 AM by RobertBobert

-Mahesvara said:
Askorti said:


Wait, wasn't SAO supposed to end soon?
The series just started a new arc, Alicization arc was the final arc in the web novel, but it looks like the author is going to extended the series from there on.


Thanks, good to know that. I remembered something about the Alicization arc being an "end" but wasn't sure what of. So it was just the web novel. :)

Feb 16, 11:00 AM by Askorti

Askorti said:
-Mahesvara said:
Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come.


Wait, wasn't SAO supposed to end soon?
The series just started a new arc, Alicization arc was the final arc in the web novel, but it looks like the author is going to extended the series from there on.

Feb 16, 10:56 AM by -Mahesvara

RobertBobert said:
-Mahesvara said:
Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come


Stop, Sato all still decided to continue the series after magic school? Or is it under the original title?
Yeah according to a spoiler from volume 21, Satou says he's going to continue the story into magic university and i believe he said the series is still going to keep the original title.

Feb 16, 10:52 AM by -Mahesvara

-Mahesvara said:
Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come.


Wait, wasn't SAO supposed to end soon?

Feb 16, 10:51 AM by Askorti

ichii_1 said:
kuuderes_shadow said:



Would be interesting to see. I don't think any light novels with non-humanoid protagonists have been animated before, even as an OVA?

Does overlord count?


That's one of the reasons why I used "humanoid" rather than "human".

Feb 16, 10:40 AM by kuuderes_shadow

-Mahesvara said:
Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come


Stop, Sato all still decided to continue the series after magic school? Or is it under the original title?

Feb 16, 10:35 AM by RobertBobert

-Mahesvara said:
The series isn't nearly as controversial as the haters make it out to be and judging by the series popularity, they're the vocal minority, so sales aren't affected.


Well, the very existence of such hatedom already shows that the series is very popular, ReZero is good example of this. Another thing most Mahouka's haters have nothing to do with Japan, so do not really have weight, as I'm thinking now after your comment.

Feb 16, 10:32 AM by RobertBobert

kuuderes_shadow said:

VanishingKira said:
Kumo and Slime will probably get an anime adaption at some point.


Would be interesting to see. I don't think any light novels with non-humanoid protagonists have been animated before, even as an OVA?

Does overlord count?

Feb 16, 10:21 AM by ichii_1

Mahouka and SAO back at the top, and both series aren't ending anytime soon (mahouka has just recently been confirmed go on into Tatsuya's university years in the latest volume), so expect to see this for years to come.
RobertBobert said:

I understand everything, but I just always thought that Mahouka too controversial title to get such sales.
The series isn't nearly as controversial as the haters make it out to be and judging by the series popularity, they're the vocal minority, so sales aren't affected.

Feb 16, 10:14 AM by -Mahesvara