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Japan's Monthly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for December

by Snow
Jan 12, 9:45 PM | 25 Comments
Here are the monthly manga and light novel rankings for December 4 - 25

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 1,110,066 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.24
*2. *,605,170 Haikyuu!! Vol.29
*3. *,565,678 One Punch-Man Vol.15
*4. *,446,904 Detective Conan Vol.94
*5. *,386,832 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.29
*6. *,292,315 Kuroshitsuji Vol.26
*7. *,272,156 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.6
*8. *,236,386 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.10
*9. *,221,652 Black Clover Vol.14
10. *,197,676 Barakamon Vol.16

11. *,196,806 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion Vol.17
12. *,194,576 Golden Kamuy Vol.12
13. *,191,535 Gintama Vol.71
14. *,190,645 Kekkai Sensen: Back 2 Back Vol.4
15. *,173,944 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Vol.7
16. *,165,399 Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san Vol.7
17. *,162,414 Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Bessatsu-hen Vol.5
18. *,150,477 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.25
19. *,136,532 Dagashi Kashi Vol.9
20. *,129,628 Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol.9

Light Novels
*1. *,*57,433 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.11
*2. *,*53,531 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.13
*3. *,*45,702 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.15
*4. *,*30,462 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.12
*5. *,*29,763 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.9
*6. *,*27,364 86 Vol.3
*7. *,*27,353 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.7
*8. *,*24,173 Kagerou Daze Vol.8
*9. *,*23,053 Date A Live: Encore Vol.7
10. *,*21,769 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi Vol.4

11. *,*20,961 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu Vol.3
12. *,*18,140 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.10 Part 2
13. *,*16,382 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.12
14. *,*15,933 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Zero Vol.1
15. *,*15,618 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.11
16. *,*15,174 Isekai Cheat Majutsushi Vol.7
17. *,*15,000 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! Vol.2
18. *,*13,827 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.13

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Perhaps a Tensei Slime in the next year or so?

Jan 16, 12:51 PM by XXXXXXXXXIII

Glad to see Kekkai Sensen, Haikyuu and Gintama doing well

Jan 14, 8:36 PM by Houreki

attack on titan 2x more than haikyuu sales #approved almost 1,2mil sales
a lot of isekai no wonder these ln/mangas are really good ones :D
also black clover my favorite shounen this and previous season ^^

Jan 14, 4:10 PM by Lonely-Wolf

waiting for daiya no ace next seaosn

Jan 14, 12:08 PM by GangsterCat

kuuderes_shadow said:
joe_g7 said:
Maybe they're better than their manga counterparts? That or Japan is just back at it again.


A novel which is written to be a novel (as opposed to novelisations) will always be (far) better than a manga adaptation of said novel. That should go without saying.
I've never read a Japanese novel so I wouldn't know.

Jan 14, 10:05 AM by joe_g7

Slime manga really do a justice as an adaptation from Novel . Totally deserved it on the top.

Jan 14, 6:31 AM by Prog_upworks13

joe_g7 said:
Xaelath said:
LN section filled with isekai tittle lol.
Maybe they're better than their manga counterparts? That or Japan is just back at it again.


A novel which is written to be a novel (as opposed to novelisations) will always be (far) better than a manga adaptation of said novel. That should go without saying.

Jan 14, 12:23 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Akatsuki no Yona S2 when?

Jan 13, 9:54 PM by AnimeAdamOP

joe_g7 said:
Xaelath said:
LN section filled with isekai tittle lol.
Maybe they're better than their manga counterparts? That or Japan is just back at it again.

It's just Japan back at it again.
I remember that Ryuu Oshigoto on top after loli common trending.

Jan 13, 3:49 PM by Xaelath

Isekai reigns supreme.

Jan 13, 10:34 AM by ichii_1

Nice list overall.

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken and Haikyuu is dominating both Manga and Light Novel.

Jan 13, 9:56 AM by youseiki

>Slime manga
>Slime LN

I wouldn't be surprised if this LN would get its anime adaptation.

Jan 13, 9:01 AM by _Ako_

Happy to see Detective Conan still up there!!

Jan 13, 8:57 AM by Klad

Xaelath said:
LN section filled with isekai tittle lol.
Maybe they're better than their manga counterparts? That or Japan is just back at it again.

Jan 13, 8:55 AM by joe_g7

Xaelath said:
Swagernator said:

And manga section with fu- i mean battle shounens.

Shounen cucks.
It's obvious due popularity least the genre are varies from shounen unlike isekai.
- never read top light novels

Jan 13, 7:28 AM by moodie

Swagernator said:
Xaelath said:
LN section filled with isekai tittle lol.

And manga section with fu- i mean battle shounens.

Shounen cucks.
It's obvious due popularity least the genre are varies from shounen unlike isekai.

Jan 13, 3:19 AM by Xaelath

Arifureta/Death March sales are very high, if they have a big anime boost they could get at Konosuba/ReZero sales level. And Isekai Smartphone is selling twice as much as before the adaptation.

wyam1694 said:
Looks like Takagi-san's sales went up because of the anime adaptation.


Sales are only from 4-25 December, so no anime boost for now.

Jan 13, 2:50 AM by YorukaWaifu

Looks like Takagi-san's sales went up because of the anime adaptation.

Jan 13, 1:25 AM by wyam1694

Xaelath said:
LN section filled with isekai tittle lol.

And manga section with fu- i mean battle shounens.

Jan 13, 1:25 AM by Swagernator

I am so glad that Daiya has been constantly charting for Act 2 every time a new volume is released. This is what happens when the focus is on Eijun though I'm not particularly enjoying the current arc, hoping it gets resolved soon.

Also, that SNK volume is really good too so very much deserved. <3

Jan 12, 11:18 PM by Loyalty06