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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Oct 2 - 8

by Snow
Oct 12, 4:07 AM | 15 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 2 - 8

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

*1. 39,990 138,540 Overlord Vol.12
*2. 16,304 *16,304 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.19
*3. 14,804 *14,804 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.21
*4. 13,491 *33,717 Knights & Magic Vol.8
*5. 12,451 160,936 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.12
*6. 11,226 *18,963 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu "Heart no Shuchou"
*7. *9,704 **9,704 Kekkai Sensen 2
*8. *9,647 199,872 Sword Art Online Vol.20
*9. *8,381 *13,161 Shounen Onmyouji "Kegare no Migiwa e Koishitau"
10. *7,623 **7,623 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.15

11. *7,343 *54,352 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.14
12. *7,157 **7,157 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.24
13. *6,458 **6,458 Black Clover: Kishidan no Sho
14. *6,086 **6,086 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.7
15. *5,356 *14,631 Kenja no Mago Vol.7
16. *4,850 *38,895 Hidan no Aria Vol.26
17. *4,787 **7,683 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichido dake, Aemasu ka? Vol.5
18. *4,163 *95,259 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
19. *3,812 **3,812 Majutsushi to Torikago no Hanayome
20. *3,520 **5,218 Ichika Koukyu Ryourichou Vol.5

21. *3,509 *85,133 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.5
22. *3,688 **3,688 Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto?
23. *2,844 **2,844 Outo no Gakuen ni Kyousei Renkou sareta Saikyou no Dragon-Rider wa Chou ga Tsukuhodo Inakamono
24. *2,531 **6,538 Ikinokori Renkinjutsushi wa Machi de Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.1
25. *2,494 **3,096 Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha Vol.5

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 16,304 *16,304 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.19
*4. 14,804 *14,804 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.21
*6. 13,491 *33,717 Knights & Magic Vol.8
*8. 12,451 160,936 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.12
10. 11,226 *18,963 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu "Heart no Shuchou"
15. *9,647 199,872 Sword Art Online Vol.20
19. *8,381 *13,161 Shounen Onmyouji "Kegare no Migiwa e Koishitau"
23. *7,623 **7,623 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.15
26. *7,343 *54,352 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.14
27. *7,157 **7,157 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.24

38. *5,356 *14,631 Kenja no Mago Vol.7
42. *4,850 *38,895 Hidan no Aria Vol.26
43. *4,787 **7,683 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichido dake, Aemasu ka? Vol.5
45. *4,163 *95,259 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
50. *3,812 **3,812 Majutsushi to Torikago no Hanayome
(cut-off 3,812)


Book
*1. 39,990 138,540 Overlord Vol.12
17. *9,704 **9,704 Kekkai Sensen 2
36. *6,458 **6,458 Black Clover: Kishidan no Sho
41. *6,086 **6,086 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.7
(cut-off 5,462)


Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *3,688 **3,688 Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto?
14. *2,844 **2,844 Outo no Gakuen ni Kyousei Renkou sareta Saikyou no Dragon-Rider wa Chou ga Tsukuhodo Inakamono
16. *2,531 **6,538 Ikinokori Renkinjutsushi wa Machi de Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.1
17. *2,494 **3,096 Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha Vol.5
(cut-off 2,338)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Series* with the bestselling new volume published under a light novel label* from the weekly rankings:

2008 - Saiunkoku Monogatari
2009 - Saiunkoku Monogatari
2010 - Toaru Majutsu no Index
2011 - Suzumiya Haruhi Series
2012 - Sword Art Online
2013 - Kagerou Daze
2014 - Kagerou Daze
2015 - Sword Art Online
2016 - Sword Art Online
2017 - Sword Art Online (to date, but will almost certainly stay there)

In both 2013 and 2014, Kagerou Daze narrowly beat out SAO for the top spot (in 2014's case by barely over 1%). In all other years bar 2009 the top series was by a margin of 10% or more.

With a reasonable sales drop (about 17.5% or so) from the last volume to this one, SAO is suddenly looking almost within striking distance of several other series. Could we be going to see SAO's reign come to an end next year? Will the anime of Alicization give it another boost? Or is it far enough ahead that it doesn't actually have anything to worry about?

*These then exclude stand-alone volumes like Kimi no Na wa. and stuff not published under a LN label like Biblia.

Oct 13, 2:43 AM by kuuderes_shadow

All hail Ainz-sama! Cant wait to read Overlord volume 12...

Oct 13, 2:08 AM by Nabelia

41. *6,086 **6,086 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.7

Good civilization

Oct 12, 4:02 PM by zanahorowa

Nice, to see Yahari continue to do great.

Oct 12, 2:56 PM by Zoddguts

Overlord keeping up the sales, hope the anime boosts it further.

Oct 12, 7:32 AM by ichii_1

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e keep strong.

Still waiting for the translation of oregairu volume 12...

Oct 12, 7:26 AM by Detective1412

Glad to see Overlord, Sword Art Online, Re:Zero and Youkoso Jitsuryoku doing well

Oct 12, 6:37 AM by thepath

Xenocrisi said:
Woah, what's going on with Kumo? It usually sold 14k in Its first week. This is kinda sad


It technically hadn't come out yet at this point so you could say this is its 0th week, rather than its 1st one.

Oct 12, 6:11 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Woah, what's going on with Kumo? It usually sold 14k in Its first week. This is kinda sad

Oct 12, 6:08 AM by Xenocrisi

huh, well it's cool to see SukaMoka on the list.

Oct 12, 5:56 AM by MozillaFennekin

And the LNDB thread for all time best selling volumes is finally updated to this week's figures. Monthly data for September will be added later.

Oct 12, 5:41 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Sasuga, Ainz-sama!

Oct 12, 5:39 AM by Nezperdian

Strange sales, very strange

Oct 12, 5:00 AM by RobertBobert

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Overlord
*2. Sword Art Online
*3. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*4. Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-
*5. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*7. Knight's & Magic
*8. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
*9. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
10. Kekkai Sensen: Good As Good Man
11. Shounen Onmyouji
12. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
13. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
14. GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
15. Kenja no Mago
16. Black Clover: Kishidan no Sho
17. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
18. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
19. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichido dake, Aemasu ka?
20. Hidan no Aria

(Source: Oricon website)

Oct 12, 4:12 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Oh god this is bad.

Oct 12, 4:10 AM by Swagernator