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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for October

by Snow
Nov 8, 8:13 PM | 31 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for October (October 2 - November 5)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 1,505,639 One Piece Vol.87
*2. *,688,666 Kingdom Vol.48
*3. *,640,913 Haikyuu!! Vol.28
*4. *,601,652 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.13
*5. *,420,350 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.28
*6. *,392,253 Ao no Exorcist Vol.20
*7. *,311,651 3-gatsu no Lion Vol.13
*8. *,274,338 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.16
*9. *,273,161 Magi Vol.36
10. *,220,408 Gintama Vol.70

11. *,204,819 Skip Beat! Vol.41
12. *,194,163 Black Clover Vol.13
13. *,187,484 Shuumatsu no Harem Vol.4
14. *,183,907 Grand Blue Vol.9
15. *,180,410 Giant Killing Vol.45
16. *,179,371 Major 2nd Vol.11
17. *,174,721 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.27
18. *,153,742 Haru Matsu Bokura Vol.8
19. *,150,889 Dragon Ball Super Vol.4
20. *,144,360 Yakusoku no Neverland Vol.6


Light Novels
*1. *,*66,514 Overlord Vol.12
*2. *,*61,293 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.7
*3. *,*57,286 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.21
*4. *,*55,736 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.19
*5. *,*46,462 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.13
*6. *,*33,459 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.12
*7. *,*31,498 Sword Art Online Vol.20
*8. *,*30,165 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu "Heart no Shuchou"
*9. *,*24,010 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.15
10. *,*21,414 Knights & Magic Vol.8

11. *,*21,364 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.14
12. *,*20,678 One Piece: Mugiwara Stories
13. *,*20,660 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.13
14. *,*20,657 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.24
15. *,*18,725 Kekkai Sensen 2
16. *,*17,196 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.4
17. *,*16,273 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu "Ijiwaru na Deai"
18. *,*14,686 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.8
19. *,*14,034 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.6
20. *,*13,792 Shounen Onmyouji "Kegare no Migiwa e Koishitau"

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Sasuga Ainz-sama, I guess?

Also Kino no Tabi at #3? Anime really does help a lot doesn't it...

Nov 12, 11:55 AM by XXXXXXXXXIII

Stripesu said:
Kittens-kun said:
These authors don't even stand a chance until OP is over. It's pretty crazy.


Well when you're 87 volumes deep you almost have to keep buying the damn thing. Get a separate book shelf just for One Piece.


If people really didn't like it, they'd stop buying it. Not a lot of people would continue on, especially considering OP will probably go on for another 30 volumes or so. Plus, if money is tight, people wouldn't buy more of something they don't like/feel like collecting any more of. They'd probably sell all of it.

Nov 11, 3:32 PM by Kittens-kun

Kittens-kun said:
These authors don't even stand a chance until OP is over. It's pretty crazy.


Well when you're 87 volumes deep you almost have to keep buying the damn thing. Get a separate book shelf just for One Piece.

Nov 11, 3:26 PM by Stripesu

So glad Skip Beat! is in this list after all these years! ^^

Nov 11, 12:29 PM by xiliqs

Glad to see One Piece doing so good, also nice to see 3-gatsu no Lion up there :)

Nov 11, 10:46 AM by Antonispuf

Glad to see One Piece doing so well even after all these years.

Nov 11, 10:01 AM by Primerose003

I'm glad that Overlord and Kino's Journey are doing well.

Nov 10, 11:23 PM by Faederwulf

i'm just happy that Gintama made it into the top ten, hope it doesn't drop more

Nov 10, 8:16 PM by carlos_ra8

Maitoz said:
Is there a website that says the Total a Franchise has sold? Like with Toys, Manga, book, clothes everything combined for something like Dragon Ball, One Piece etc.


IIRC, this guy ever shared it data, forgot where it was... @bigivelfhq
it was on toriko discussion in big 3 thread...

so there is!

Nov 10, 5:44 PM by Kuma

Champ said:
Maitoz said:
Is there a website that says the Total a Franchise has sold? Like with Toys, Manga, book, clothes everything combined for something like Dragon Ball, One Piece etc.

not really what you're looking for but still interesting:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_highest-grossing_media_franchises

take this with a grain of salt since it's wikipedia, a lot of sources are some years old and incomplete and it's pretty difficult to have an accurate number when talking about billions of dollars

Thank you, I think its easier to track if you can find the results for just 1 part of the globe (Japan), Instead of finding sites that try to have the results for all the franchises worldwide.

@Ghouleto Ill check that one thanks

Nov 10, 3:12 PM by Maitoz

At least happy Magi is somewhat up there for the last volume.
So sad to see it go..

A-1, I am disappoint.

Nov 10, 2:26 PM by ZoroZoldyck

Overlord still reigning supreme

Nov 10, 1:42 PM by Darklight0303

Maitoz said:
Is there a website that says the Total a Franchise has sold? Like with Toys, Manga, book, clothes everything combined for something like Dragon Ball, One Piece etc.

not really what you're looking for but still interesting:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_highest-grossing_media_franchises

take this with a grain of salt since it's wikipedia, a lot of sources are some years old and incomplete and it's pretty difficult to have an accurate number when talking about billions of dollars

Nov 10, 7:39 AM by Champ

Maitoz said:
Is there a website that says the Total a Franchise has sold? Like with Toys, Manga, book, clothes everything combined for something like Dragon Ball, One Piece etc.

I think not

Nov 9, 11:38 PM by GhoulEto

Only released a week ago and already on top of the chart...
Nice as usual OP.. XD

Nov 9, 7:29 PM by Meira_Eve

These authors don't even stand a chance until OP is over. It's pretty crazy.

Nov 9, 8:28 AM by Kittens-kun

That moment a few day of shounen jump sales eclipses most of the other releases and makes this list near pointless.
Overlord :)

Nov 9, 7:51 AM by ichii_1

Is there a website that says the Total a Franchise has sold? Like with Toys, Manga, book, clothes everything combined for something like Dragon Ball, One Piece etc.

Nov 9, 7:43 AM by Maitoz

Was worried about BNHA but it was only available for half the week so I'm proud. And of course OP still hitting 1.5 as usual.

Nov 9, 7:40 AM by Stripesu

Xaelath said:
Jagd84 said:


Yeah, was mediocre salewise until the anime got it more exposure.

Have you read the LN?
Is it any good or just okay to good.
Maybe the adaptation just great but not the Source material?


Considering that every book after the anime ended (vol 9+) sold exponentially better than the ones came in the same timeframe (vol 1-8) it points less of to an issue of quality and more the fact it was just one of series not many people looked at relative compared to others on the market before then. It did get some mixed reviews on the earlier volumes (mainly the start of Arc 3 for being too dark among other things) which didn't help, but as @kuuderes_shadow posted awhile back in some older threads that during the anime readers were buying backlogs of the earlier books in doves. The series is quite well regarded now once more people got into in the source.

As for personal as someone who has read vol 1-5 released by YenPress, it's been very good. Superior to the anime in a lot of areas, but it by no means the adaptation was bad. But LN gives you and even greater sense of how dense the story is and how hard White Fox worked to pack in what they could in a reasonable manner.

Nov 9, 7:33 AM by Jagd84