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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for May

by Snow
Jun 14, 2017 5:02 PM | 20 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for May (May 8 - June 4)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 537,724 One Piece Vol.85
*2. 423,721 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.26
*3. 352,204 Kuroshitsuji Vol.25
*4. 337,399 Arslan Senki Vol.7
*5. 261,337 Fairy Tail Vol.61
*6. 237,804 Haikyuu!! Vol.26
*7. 186,161 Major 2nd Vol.9
*8. 183,296 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.14
*9. 177,046 Koudai-ke no Hitobito Vol.6
10. 142,941 Orange Vol.6

11. 140,115 Haru Matsu Bokura Vol.7
12. 123,578 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.24
13. 123,560 Days Vol.22
14. 116,548 Owari no Seraph Vol.14
15. 112,329 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.22
16. 107,531 L♥DK Vol.23
17. 105,006 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Vol.3
18. 101,391 Youjo Senki Vol.5
19. *92,114 Dragon Ball Super Vol.3
20. *89,240 Prison School Vol.25


Light Novels
*1. 104,528 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.12
*2. *60,729 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.18
*3. *41,218 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.17
*4. *35,667 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.11
*5. *33,541 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.6
*6. *33,161 Goblin Slayer Vol.5
*7. *28,787 Meitantei Conan Karakurenai no Love Letter
*8. *26,431 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.11
*9. *25,341 Zettai naru Isolator Vol.4
10. *25,235 Okitegami Kyouko no Urabyoushi

11. *24,487 Ookami to Koushinryou Vol.19
12. *22,767 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.7
13. *20,488 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.6
14. *16,924 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.18
15. *16,839 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.15
16. *16,784 Eromanga-sensei Vol.1
17. *16,206 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.3
18. *15,335 Risou no Himo Seikatsu Vol.9
19. *15,245 Only Sense Online Vol.12
20. *14,798 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.8

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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People who are saying: "Gosh! Why is my favorite manga/novel being sold so poorly?" Consider the fact that some manga/novels don't issue each months, so in the month of its issue sells are much higher. For example attack on Titan issues once every 3-4 month

Jun 25, 2017 2:17 PM by iohann_krauser

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index #2

Which there could be a toaru majutsu no index season 3, right ? RIGHT !??

Jun 15, 2017 11:19 AM by removed-user

Guys why gintama doesn't sell anymore
I don't read the manga but I wonder why!!!

Jun 15, 2017 6:27 AM by Kja95

AP24 said:
Snow said:
11. *24,487 Ookami to Koushinryou Vol.1


WashingMachine45 said:
Uhm... why spice and wolf vol 1 sales that much? Is there some special event?


I think that should be Vol 19, not Vol 1.


Yes, it should be volume 19, not 1.

@Snow

Jun 15, 2017 3:59 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Happy to see Arslan there, season 3 when.

Railgun S3 before that tho pls

Jun 15, 2017 2:57 AM by ZoroZoldyck

glad that Dragon Ball Super manga is on that list

Jun 15, 2017 12:50 AM by deg

Meira_Eve said:
Snow said:

*3. *41,218 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.17

It selling well... But still no S2??? T_T


Blame the publisher not the studio. lol

Jun 14, 2017 11:13 PM by Jagd84

Fairy tail is still strong, cheers!

Jun 14, 2017 10:09 PM by Zaphkiel_El_Rem

Snow said:
11. *24,487 Ookami to Koushinryou Vol.1


WashingMachine45 said:
Uhm... why spice and wolf vol 1 sales that much? Is there some special event?


I think that should be Vol 19, not Vol 1.

Jun 14, 2017 9:30 PM by AP24

That arifureta, anime when?

Takamura-sama said:

Eromanga doesn't got a massive boost.. too bad u lolicons.

Add in last month's sales and it's about 50K already, season 2 just around the corner ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Jun 14, 2017 8:42 PM by ichii_1

WashingMachine45 said:
Uhm... why spice and wolf vol 1 sales that much? Is there some special event?


Probably because it's publishing again? Not sure tho.

Jun 14, 2017 8:26 PM by Neonoia

Takamura-sama said:
Shingeki no kyoujin a bit low..

*1. 104,528 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.12

I actually expected the spinoff to be on this list...

RAILGUN S3 WHERE?

Eromanga doesn't got a massive boost.. too bad u lolicons.

More sales means less likely to get adaptation. Adaptations are to bring attention to the series to sell more manga.

I think Nobuna is in the perfect position to get a second season. Prayingggg.

Jun 14, 2017 8:12 PM by BrianCo

Uhm... why spice and wolf vol 1 sales that much? Is there some special event?

Jun 14, 2017 6:56 PM by WashingMachine45

Takamura-sama said:

RAILGUN S3 WHERE?

Eromanga doesn't got a massive boost.. too bad u lolicons.

In Ours dream!

goddamn i swear they need a serious light novel boost,
Imagine what happened if they adapted to NT 9,

and Railgun S3?

ffffffffffffffffffff



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Jun 14, 2017 6:03 PM by Xaelath

@Takamura-sama

of course snk vol 22 is low, its been out since April 8th. lol

Jun 14, 2017 5:50 PM by keragamming

Glad to see Arslan Senki doing well still. This week's chart also reminds me to watch the Orange movie...

Jun 14, 2017 5:45 PM by Stark700

Snow said:

10. 142,941 Orange Vol.6


Really surprised to see Orange publishing another volume, nearly 2 years after it ended. I'm happy that it sold nicely. I guess this will really be the last volume of the series.

Jun 14, 2017 5:28 PM by ixaa

Meira_Eve said:
Snow said:

*3. *41,218 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.17

It selling well... But still no S2??? T_T


I haven't seen it but my guess is: Light novel anime adaptations are meant to boost hte original source and it did boost it. S2 won't come m8 unless the LN is going to sell terrible

Jun 14, 2017 5:28 PM by Takamura-sama

Shingeki no kyoujin a bit low..

*1. 104,528 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.12

I actually expected the spinoff to be on this list...

RAILGUN S3 WHERE?

Eromanga doesn't got a massive boost.. too bad u lolicons.

Jun 14, 2017 5:26 PM by Takamura-sama

Snow said:

*3. *41,218 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.17

It selling well... But still no S2??? T_T

Jun 14, 2017 5:14 PM by Meira_Eve