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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Dec 25 - 31

by Snow
Jan 5, 1:05 PM | 20 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for December 25 - 31

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

*1. 28,992 45,702 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.15
*2. 24,173 24,173 Kagerou Daze Vol.8
*3. 15,933 15,933 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Zero Vol.1
*4. 15,174 15,174 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.7
*5. 14,717 27,353 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.7
*5. 13,291 13,291 Risou no Himo Seikatsu Vol.10
*6. 13,261 20,961 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu Vol.3
*7. 10,679 10,679 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.1
*8. *7,553 *7,553 Seirei Gensouki Vol.9
*9. *7,163 23,053 Date A Live: Encore Vol.7
10. *6,600 97,727 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.13

11. *6,223 21,769 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi Vol.4
12. *5,713 16,382 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.12
13. *5,235 *5,235 Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei Vol.7
14. *4,989 *4,989 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.9
15. *4,826 10,144 Fairytale Chronicle: Kuukiyomenai Isekai Life Vol.16
16. *4,513 *4,513 Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi Vol.21
17. *4,397 *4,397 Ikinokori Renkinjutsushi wa Machi de Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.2
18. *3,903 15,618 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.11

Separated by Specific Ranking
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*2. 28,992 45,702 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.15
*3. 24,173 24,173 Kagerou Daze Vol.8
*7. 15,933 15,933 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Zero Vol.1
*8. 15,174 15,174 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.7
10. 14,717 27,353 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.7
12. 13,291 13,291 Risou no Himo Seikatsu Vol.10
13. 13,261 20,961 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu Vol.3
17. 10,679 10,679 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.1
28. *7,553 *7,553 Seirei Gensouki Vol.9
29. *7,163 23,053 Date A Live: Encore Vol.7

35. *6,600 97,727 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.13
42. *5,235 *5,235 Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei Vol.7
44. *4,989 *4,989 Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Vol.9
(cut-off 4,567)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*7. *6,223 21,769 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi Vol.4
*9. *5,713 16,382 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.12
12. *4,826 10,144 Fairytale Chronicle: Kuukiyomenai Isekai Life Vol.16
16. *4,397 *4,397 Ikinokori Renkinjutsushi wa Machi de Shizuka ni Kurashitai Vol.2
20. *3,903 15,618 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.11
(cut-off 3,903)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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i want to point out a mistake. The owari no seraph novel is not
' owari no seraph: Ichinose Guren 16 sai no hametsu ( catastrophe would have been better bet well),
but
Owaru no seraph: Ichinose Guren 19 sai no resurection
its a new series ( that is still not added to your database!), the one you listed is the first volume of the first series which came out years ago!

Jan 9, 11:13 AM by nihon_no_tsuki

Nice, Date a Live still going strong.

Jan 7, 6:28 AM by Roman123

RobertBobert said:
tragedydesu said:
Re zero is doing well
also arifutera

Isekai with cute waifus keep selling well


By the way, what about Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou? Is this a good work? It's hard for me to realize that White Fox will be the ones who adapt it to the anime.
It is not. Just generic edgy MC who hates everyone for nothing.

Jan 6, 4:36 PM by Onii-chan

Nice to see that Seirei Gensouki is in here and im really suprised to see Isekai Cheat Magician sell so well, expecting an Anime one day of it.

Jan 6, 1:41 AM by BlackFIFA19

moodie said:
ya its their things just like their anime and their manga

I would say fetishes have strong influence in that as well.

Jan 6, 1:34 AM by Swagernator

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. Kagerou Daze
*3. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
*4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Rei
*6. Isekai Cheat Magician
*7. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu
*8. Risou no Himo Seikatsu
*9. Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 19-sai no Hametsu
10. Sword Art Online
11. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
12. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
13. Seirei Gensouki
14. Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi
15. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
16. Date A Live Encore
17. Overlord
18. 86 -eighty six-
19. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
20. Hachinan-tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!

(Source: Oricon website)

Jan 5, 11:34 PM by kuuderes_shadow

And with volume 8, the Kagerou Daze light novels are finally finished. It's so out of place in this ridiculously isekai-saturated list though.

Jan 5, 5:50 PM by SuccHunter

Swagernator said:
Yep, Isekai LNs are on the loose, yet again.

Never will understand what nipponjins see in them. It's probably another of their "things".
ya its their things just like their anime and their manga

Jan 5, 5:37 PM by moodie

10. *6,600 97,727 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.13

Next week will reach 100k! There's no breaks stopping the KonoSuba train! Unless somehow the quality died or something.

*5. 14,717 27,353 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.7
*3. 15,933 15,933 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Zero Vol.1

I'm actually surprised that Arifureta's spinoff is selling about half of its main series. I wonder how the anime will boost its sales next season, though I'm really doubtful it would be good with that kind of shitty key visual art.

*9. *7,163 23,053 Date A Live: Encore Vol.7

Another boost for DAL~ can't wait for season 3.

Jan 5, 4:08 PM by DarklordVor

Swagernator said:
Yep, Isekai LNs are on the loose, yet again.

Never will understand what nipponjins see in them. It's probably another of their "things".

I think it's rather a fetish than a genre.
> Resurrected/Lost/Reincarnated to other world
> Pick skill
> Pick bitch
> Win
> Repeat formula.

It's just Matters of time till we're seeing more isekai series in this year.

Rip innovation.

Jan 5, 3:51 PM by Xaelath

japan with the shit taste

Jan 5, 2:34 PM by Infatuate

There needs to be a separate isekai list, I want to know how the lower ones are doing.

Jan 5, 1:59 PM by ichii_1

This list...

on the bright side, Battle Schools are dead, but the replacement doesn't seems promising by reading the synopsis of these Isekai novels.


Jan 5, 1:59 PM by AdrianRubinsky

RobertBobert said:


Then maybe there is enough violence, drama or psychology to make it look serious, at least in part of the plot?


Well not really, it is very cliche and sometimes childish (i have nothing against that so i'm enjoying the story). The plot isn't very deep, so i wouldn't recommend it to you someone looking for

Jan 5, 1:58 PM by Anowser

Yep, Isekai LNs are on the loose, yet again.

Never will understand what nipponjins see in them. It's probably another of their "things".

Jan 5, 1:50 PM by Swagernator

tragedydesu said:
@RobertBobert
i didn't read it

all i know this novel have so much negative reviews
'good start and then waste potential' 'edgy mc' 'Decent first, crappy later' ...

the female lead (Yue) have a lot of fans though


Well, I heard from friends that this is one of those novels, the harem MC is completely literal and the fanservice is not eroticism on the brink, but already real sex and jokes around it. No, I'm not a prude and do not oppose such works, I just do not understand why it's White Fox?

Anowser said:
RobertBobert said:


By the way, what about Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou? Is this a good work? It's hard for me to realize that White Fox will be the ones who adapt it to the anime.

It becomes quickly a classic isekai with OP MC destroying every opponent and getting all the girls. Nonetheless i still find the story quite good


Then maybe there is enough violence, drama or psychology to make it look serious, at least in part of the plot?

Jan 5, 1:48 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
tragedydesu said:
Re zero is doing well
also arifutera

Isekai with cute waifus keep selling well


By the way, what about Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou? Is this a good work? It's hard for me to realize that White Fox will be the ones who adapt it to the anime.

It becomes quickly a classic isekai with OP MC destroying every opponent and getting all the girls. Nonetheless i still find the story quite good

Jan 5, 1:44 PM by Anowser

@RobertBobert
i didn't read it

all i know this novel have so much negative reviews
'good start and then waste potential' 'edgy mc' 'Decent first, crappy later' ...

the female lead (Yue) have a lot of fans though

Jan 5, 1:39 PM by tragedydesu

tragedydesu said:
Re zero is doing well
also arifutera

Isekai with cute waifus keep selling well


By the way, what about Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou? Is this a good work? It's hard for me to realize that White Fox will be the ones who adapt it to the anime.

Jan 5, 1:29 PM by RobertBobert

Re zero is doing well
also arifutera

Isekai with cute waifus keep selling well

Jan 5, 1:16 PM by tragedydesu