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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Apr 10 - 16

by Snow
Apr 19, 4:19 PM | 35 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for April 10 - 16

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

*1. 23,060 *42,907 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
*2. 18,479 *18,479 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.8
*3. 13,038 *13,038 Meitantei Conan kara Kurenai no Love Letter
*4. 11,665 *41,763 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.10
*5. 10,414 *10,414 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.12
*6. *9,476 *26,036 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.10
*7. *8,295 *90,679 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.1
*8. *8,234 *13,900 Heavy Object Vol.13
*9. *7,644 **7,644 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.12
10. *7,020 *74,124 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.2

11. *6,135 122,359 Eromanga-sensei Vol.1
12. *5,698 **8,779 Ookami-san Series Vol.13
13. *5,643 **9,363 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.5
14. *5,635 *63,348 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
15. *5,364 *64,995 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.3
16. *5,081 **7,992 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.9
17. *4,383 *24,273 Last Embryo Vol.4
18. *4,380 *89,455 Eromanga-sensei Vol.2
19. *4,323 *54,888 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
20. *4,282 **6,992 Gekitotsu no Hexennacht Vol.4

21. *4,126 **4,126 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.4
22. *4,039 **4,039 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.6
23. *3,894 **3,894 Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan Vol.5
24. *3,498 **3,498 Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru Vol.3

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 23,060 *42,907 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
*4. 18,479 *18,479 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria Vol.8
*9. 10,414 *10,414 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.12
15. *8,295 *90,679 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.1
16. *8,234 *13,900 Heavy Object Vol.13
19. *7,644 **7,644 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.12
20. *7,406 271,863 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.7
21. *7,020 *74,124 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.2
23. *6,135 122,359 Eromanga-sensei Vol.1
31. *5,698 **8,779 Ookami-san Series Vol.13

32. *5,643 **9,363 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.5
33. *5,635 *63,348 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
36. *5,364 *64,995 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.3
40. *5,081 **7,992 Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Vol.9
47. *4,383 *24,273 Last Embryo Vol.4
48. *4,380 *89,455 Eromanga-sensei Vol.2
49. *4,323 *54,888 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.4
(cut-off 4,301)


Book
*9. 13,038 *13,038 Meitantei Conan kara Kurenai no Love Letter
11. 11,665 *41,763 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.10
18. *9,476 *26,036 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.10
(cut-off 5,858)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *6,230 *26,351 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol.10
13. *4,126 **4,126 Sono Mono. Nochi ni... Vol.4
14. *4,039 **4,039 Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan Vol.6
15. *3,894 **3,894 Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan Vol.5
19. *3,498 **3,498 Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru Vol.3
(cut-off 3,180)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Ero manga sensei has reached 1M copies in print.

Apr 23, 7:21 AM by Larkanite

I guess DanMachi sales have increased with the new anime... ??

Apr 23, 2:28 AM by TuyNOM

For Grimgar fans that didn't see much growth in this volume. Volumes 3 and volume 10 will be getting reprints. Official Overlap twitter is the source.

Expected a bit more from Clockwork Planet but then again its not really a hot topic or anything.

Apr 21, 3:18 AM by Larkanite

Fate-Symphony said:
kuuderes_shadow said:

On the other hand the size of a sales boost from an anime in Japan has little to no bearing on the chance of a series getting licensed in the West.


Oops, my bad.

For future reference though, what factors affect the chances of a series getting licensed?


1. Whether the foreign licensor thinks it will sell well in their language market.
2. Who the Japanese publishing label is.
3. How much the Japanese publisher/author wish to push the series with a foreign audience.

That's basically it. Obviously various things can influence #1 and #3, and a big boost from an anime in Japan may make the Japanese publisher want to push that series for an English language release, but at the end of the day it really isn't that significant.

Apr 21, 1:37 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:

On the other hand the size of a sales boost from an anime in Japan has little to no bearing on the chance of a series getting licensed in the West.


Oops, my bad.

For future reference though, what factors affect the chances of a series getting licensed?

Apr 21, 12:59 AM by Fate-Symphony

Whew Fate/Baccano Durarara still selling well. I hope this leads to Narita actually doing better work on his actually important series rather than the one he is paid to make.

Otherwise, the flavor of the season LN gets an anime advert boost, nothing new. SukaSuka deserves far more boost than the fanservice title.

NG_Calen said:
Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.


Its pretty much Durarara but with a fate skin. Its an okay read but its pretty much just that. Sales are mainly due to the fate brand.

Apr 21, 12:58 AM by Fai

Fate-Symphony said:

Is it just me, or is Clockwork Planet utterly missing from this list. At this rate, it's never going to get licensed. Oh well, Guess we'll have to see how the anime sales go.
#DOYOURBEST


Not just not on the rankings but nowhere near them. Even the first volume is 241st on the POS bunko ranks - below every volume of eromanga-sensei and perhaps 1.5k sales tops? Vol 2 375th (joint with volume 1 of Biblia), and vols 3+ not in the top 500.

The order of the boosts of light novels (on the basis of boosts for the first 2 volumes - so no influence from new volumes) at the moment seems to be:
1. Akashic Records
2. Eromanga Sensei
3. Sakurada Reset
4. SukaSuka
5. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
6. Clockwork Planet
7. SaeKano season 2 (2nd seasons always give smaller boosts)
8. DanMachi Sword Oratoria (seems to be functioning similarly to a second season)

On the other hand the size of a sales boost from an anime in Japan has little to no bearing on the chance of a series getting licensed in the West.

Apr 21, 12:54 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Im start watching this

Apr 21, 12:09 AM by Lexars

Glad to see Rokudenashi getting that massive boost, same for Eromanga-sensei.

Is it just me, or is Clockwork Planet utterly missing from this list. At this rate, it's never going to get licensed. Oh well, Guess we'll have to see how the anime sales go.
#DOYOURBEST

Apr 20, 11:52 PM by Fate-Symphony

kuuderes_shadow said:
Robiiii said:


Lol that seems impossible ahaha


Why?

In print does not mean sold. And a lot of these volumes are being sold in places that do not report to Oricon.

The tweet seems to suggest that the 120k is the total between vols 1 and 2 as well, unless I'm misreading it. So 60k per volume. For a series with millions of viewers. It's a good deal cheaper than most anime would be as well.

Oh well that makes sense ^^

Apr 20, 10:13 PM by Robiiii

DoubleMangekyo said:
NG_Calen said:
Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.

It's another series about a "fake" grail war (I guess) with Gilgamesh as a main character. Which is all I need to want it licensed.


Gilgamesh is everything in this world

Apr 20, 1:04 PM by NG_Calen

Robiiii said:

Larkanite said:
Kemono friends official twitter revealed that the first 2 BD Official Guide book volumes have broken 120k copies in print.

Lol that seems impossible ahaha


Why?

In print does not mean sold. And a lot of these volumes are being sold in places that do not report to Oricon.

The tweet seems to suggest that the 120k is the total between vols 1 and 2 as well, unless I'm misreading it. So 60k per volume. For a series with millions of viewers. It's a good deal cheaper than most anime would be as well.

Apr 20, 12:54 PM by kuuderes_shadow


Larkanite said:
Kemono friends official twitter revealed that the first 2 BD Official Guide book volumes have broken 120k copies in print.

Lol that seems impossible ahaha

Apr 20, 12:13 PM by Robiiii

Kemono friends official twitter revealed that the first 2 BD Official Guide book volumes have broken 120k copies in print.

Apr 20, 11:36 AM by Larkanite

NG_Calen said:
Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.

It's another series about a "fake" grail war (I guess) with Gilgamesh as a main character. Which is all I need to want it licensed.

Apr 20, 10:41 AM by DoubleMangekyo

Rokudenashi defying the odds and getting that big boost :)
Eromanga also going up.

Apr 20, 9:20 AM by ichii_1

Seriously what's with Fate/stange Fake, is it a parody/comedy, is it just another series.

Akashic records has three volumes on this list. I'm impressed.

When can we get sequels to Rakudai and Mondaiji tachi

Apr 20, 5:34 AM by NG_Calen

Fab starts to the boost for Eromanga-sensei and more so Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records, hope it continues for a while especially for the former which had a stellar opening 2 episodes. Would love a full adaptation like Oreimo had when the time comes.

Nice to see Heavy Object going relatively steady as well. Shame the anime resulted in almost zero noticeable boost.

Apr 20, 4:13 AM by VulgarLife

Give me a Rakudai season 2, dammit.

Apr 20, 4:01 AM by TyphoonS

kuuderes_shadow said:
HaXXspetten said:
Although I'm going to assume it's volume 1, you didn't actually write out which volume the top Rokudenashi seller was in the OP @Snow (#7 on the list)


Volume 1 of Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records doesn't have any number in its title.
Ehh fair enough, that seems kinda stupid to me though. If it's a standalone release it's one thing but if you plan to make a multi-volume series it sounds pretty natural to name the first volume as volume 1 to me :s

Apr 20, 3:24 AM by HaXXspetten