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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 28 - Sep 3

by Snow
Sep 7, 3:07 AM | 14 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 28 - September 3

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

*1. 12,420 *12,420 World Order Vol.4
*2. *9,270 149,330 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.23
*3. *9,187 **9,187 Next Life Vol.12
*4. *8,702 *18,665 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.12
*5. *8,955 **8,955 Seirei Gensouki Vol.8
*6. *7,548 **7,548 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.7
*7. *7,523 *41,666 Date A Live Vol.17
*8. *6,246 *33,111 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.9
*9. *6,099 *19,836 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.12
10. *5,849 **5,849 Douyara Watashi no Karada wa Kanzen Muteki no you desu ne Vol.1

11. *5,333 *33,129 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
12. *4,944 **4,944 Noumin Kanren no Skill bakka Agetetara Naze ka Tsuyokunatta. Vol.2
13. *4,678 **4,678 Potion, Wagami wo Tasukeru Vol.4
14. *4,556 *80,261 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.3
15. *4,541 **4,541 Off Air: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka
16. *4,433 **4,433 Kekkaishi e no Tensei Vol.1
17. *4,407 **4,407 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.10
18. *4,327 *74,778 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
19. *4,305 101,205 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.1
20. *4,283 *21,327 Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki Vol.4

21. *4,269 *12,567 Isekai Yururi Kikou: Kosodateshinagara Boukenshashimasu Vol.2
22. *4,141 **4,141 Enoku Dai-2 Butai no Ensei Gohan Vol.1
23. *3,393 **9,922 The New Gate Vol.10
24. *3,279 **3,279 Level 1 dakedo Unique Skill de Saikyou desu
25. *3,140 *96,811 Monogatari Series: Monster Season "Shinobumonogatari"

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*9. 12,420 *12,420 World Order Vol.4
14. *9,270 149,330 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.23
15. *9,187 **9,187 Next Life Vol.12
16. *8,955 **8,955 Seirei Gensouki Vol.8
17. *8,702 *18,665 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Vol.12
18. *7,548 **7,548 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.7
19. *7,523 *41,666 Date A Live Vol.17
22. *6,246 *33,111 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.9
25. *6,099 *19,836 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.12
39. *4,944 **4,944 Noumin Kanren no Skill bakka Agetetara Naze ka Tsuyokunatta. Vol.2

42. *4,678 **4,678 Potion, Wagami wo Tasukeru Vol.4
44. *4,556 *80,261 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.3
45. *4,433 **4,433 Kekkaishi e no Tensei Vol.1
46. *4,407 **4,407 Monster no Goshujinsama Vol.10
48. *4,327 *74,778 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
49. *4,305 101,205 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.1
(cut-off 4,287)


Book
49. *5,849 **5,849 Douyara Watashi no Karada wa Kanzen Muteki no you desu ne Vol.1
(cut-off 5,828)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*6. *4,541 **4,541 Off Air: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka
*8. *4,283 *21,327 Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki Vol.4
10. *4,141 **4,141 Enoku Dai-2 Butai no Ensei Gohan Vol.1
14. *3,393 **9,922 The New Gate Vol.10
15. *3,279 **3,279 Level 1 dakedo Unique Skill de Saikyou desu
17. *3,140 *96,811 Monogatari Series: Monster Season "Shinobumonogatari"
(cut-off 3,007)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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14 Comments Recent Comments

And when I thought that Konosuba gonna be first this year, SAO next volume is coming out next weak. Cant wait the beautiful numbers!

Sep 12, 2:11 AM by Yohimo_asakura

I can't wait to try the Youkoso LN

Glad Mahouka is still close to the top.

Sep 8, 9:42 PM by -Mahesvara

Glad that Youkoso is still doing very good honestly :3

Sep 7, 7:08 PM by Wasshio

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*2. Gamers!
*3. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. World Order
*6. No Game No Life
*7. Next Life
*8. Seirei Gensouki
*9. Rokudenashi Majutsu Kyoushi to Akashic Records
10. Sword Art Online
11. Date A Live
12. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
13. Knight's & Magic
14. Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou
15. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
16. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
17. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
18. Douyara Watashi no Karada wa Kanzen Muteki no you desu ne
19. Noumin Kanren no Skill bakka Agetetara Naze ka Tsuyokunatta.
20. Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki

(Source: Oricon website)

Random fact: that's the same top 4 series (though in a different order) as 2 weeks ago.

Sep 7, 10:07 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Next Life huh...

Just the title of it reeks of isekai setting....

Wait... It is... Just 2 Vol translated... :(

Sep 7, 9:49 AM by _Ako_

Some new ones selling well, nice.

Sep 7, 9:03 AM by ichii_1

First time I've heard about this World Order LN as well.

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e volume 1 with 100k+ sales. Nice.

Sep 7, 8:08 AM by Stark700

@Zefyris

Eh, well, thanks for your review :D

Sep 7, 5:12 AM by Swagernator

Swagernator said:
This "World Order" is this like isekai but with female MC ? or it is male MC reincarnated into a girl.. honestly the second choice wouldn't surprise me.

No, from the synopsis, the MC is male, formerly high schooler in japan, and has a "cheat" ability in that new world. There are several girls mentionned in the synopsis, the "crimson flame princess", the young girl mage their group saved, and one of his initial group of monster hunter is a girl too. It's an isekai, with what seems to be a common action fantasy adventure.

If you want female protagonists in an isekai fantasy and don't mind

-almost no action : try honzuki no gekokujou. This one is very good. MC is initially a young adult woman in our world, who just finished her studies to become a librarian. She dies in an earthquake. She loved reading more than anything else (in fact, she's more into reading than any other bookworm character I've ever seen, she's completely nuts when it comes to books) but get reincarnated as a very weak young girl who can almost not leave her bed at first due to heavy sickness that no one know how to heal (and even when she can walk just a bit of effort is enough to make her having a fever for several days) in a medieval world where printing books is still not a thing and paper made of wood not discovered either, so books are very pricey as they're written with very costly ink, very costly paper, and takes a lot of time to write since no printing technology. Her family is a loving family but very poor, one entire month of salary of her father would be just enough to buy a bottle of ink or something like that, so buying even a single book is completely impossible. Story is her finding her way to realize her wish, to be surrounded by books again, even if she has to revolutionize everything around to achieve it.

-the fact it was a male adult reincarnated in that girl (but with no sexual innuendo at all from start to finish) : try Youjo Senki. Novels are quite amazing. This one is a war story, with magic blended with 1925 technology, very military heavy and lots of deep self reflection from the main character.

-a more classical fantasy but with also politics : try the 12 kingdoms (juuni kokuki).

-fantasy but including mechas : try excaflowne.

Kuma said:
can't find any information in english about world order...

^what I wrote above. A japanese high schooler (who was ordinary except for the fact that he was raised by a chuuni grandfather lol) after the death of his grandfather get sucked in a strange light to reappear in another, fantasy, world. He forms a party, hunting giant monsters, and meet several peoples, etc etc.

Sep 7, 4:41 AM by Zefyris

can't find any information in english about world order...

Sep 7, 4:11 AM by Kuma

So many Fantasy novels this week.

Sep 7, 4:10 AM by joe_g7

Mahouka returned to second place again? Lol, Onii-sama once again makes the impossible possible: D

Sep 7, 3:57 AM by RobertBobert

So Far it's not Dengeki Bunko.. but nah.. It's fine -_-

Sep 7, 3:26 AM by RnDNEET021

This "World Order" is this like isekai but with female MC ? or it is male MC reincarnated into a girl.. honestly the second choice wouldn't surprise me.

Sep 7, 3:10 AM by Swagernator