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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Jan 22 - 28

by Snow
Feb 1, 11:34 AM | 34 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for January 22 - 28

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

*1. 44,710 44,710 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.7.5
*2. 25,897 25,897 Hidan no Aria Vol.27
*3. 11,656 20,948 Gamers! Vol.9
*4. *8,194 20,688 Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon
*5. *7,720 36,225 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7
*6. *7,564 *7,564 The New Gate Vol.11
*7. *7,557 *7,557 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.17
*8. *7,438 *7,438 Kuro no Shoukanshi Vol.6
*9. *6,818 *6,818 Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.4
10. *6,598 *6,598 Hitoribocchi no Isekai Kouryaku Vol.1

11. *6,416 12,180 Only Sense Online Vol.14
12. *6,192 *6,192 Moto Kouzou Kaiseki Kenkyuusha no Isekai Boukentan Vol.2
13. *5,691 *9,805 Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka? Vol.4
14. *5,248 69,909 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.1
15. *5,194 *5,194 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.19
16. *4,922 *4,922 Lv2 kara Cheat datta Motoyuusha Kohou no Mattari Isekai Life Vol.4
17. *4,744 *4,744 Jishou F-Rank no Oniisama ga Game de Hyouka sareru Gakuen no Chouten ni Kunrin suru Sou desu yo? Vol.3
18. *4,730 50,958 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.2
19. *4,479 *4,479 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.9
20. *4,441 *4,441 Chouetsusha to Natta Ossan wa My Pace ni Isekai wo Sansaku suru

21. *4,347 75,198 Kagerou Daze Vol.8
22. *4,290 50,150 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.3
23. *3,914 44,702 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.4

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 44,710 44,710 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.7.5
*2. 25,897 25,897 Hidan no Aria Vol.27
*8. 11,656 20,948 Gamers! Vol.9
12. *7,720 36,225 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7
14. *7,438 *7,438 Kuro no Shoukanshi Vol.6
16. *6,818 *6,818 Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.4
18. *6,598 *6,598 Hitoribocchi no Isekai Kouryaku Vol.1
19. *6,416 12,180 Only Sense Online Vol.14
27. *5,816 *5,816 Reinousha Minato Vol.11
29. *5,691 *9,805 Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka? Vol.4

34. *5,248 69,909 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.1
39. *4,744 *4,744 Jishou F-Rank no Oniisama ga Game de Hyouka sareru Gakuen no Chouten ni Kunrin suru Sou desu yo? Vol.3
40. *4,730 50,958 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.2
43. *4,479 *4,479 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.9
45. *4,347 75,198 Kagerou Daze Vol.8
47. *4,290 50,150 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.3
50. *3,914 44,702 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.4
(cut-off 3,914)

Book
23. *8,194 20,688 Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon
26. *7,564 *7,564 The New Gate Vol.11
27. *7,557 *7,557 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.17
36. *6,192 *6,192 Moto Kouzou Kaiseki Kenkyuusha no Isekai Boukentan Vol.2
46. *5,194 *5,194 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.19
(cut-off 4,965)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
11. *4,922 *4,922 Lv2 kara Cheat datta Motoyuusha Kohou no Mattari Isekai Life Vol.4
(cut-off 2,723)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Classroom of the elite. Pls season 2 or just make a remake. I love the anime/LN so much..

Feb 3, 5:52 AM by ThreadFazer

Danae said:
Jiharo said:
Glad to see Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e is doing very well!



Why? The LN is excellent. The adaptation may be garbage but the LN is top notch.


I was just quoting star wars LOL. Haven't read the LN, but the anime was edgy and ubelievably, pretentious. It's like they wanted to cram everything in a normal school setting (that survival island arc), or say, talk about social hierarchy and other heavy subjects with no basis on the narrative. Being set in a high school and trying to tackle everything in such a serious manner makes it the more ridiculous. I doubt the LN would be something I'd like based on my opinion tbh, but I can't speak with certainty.


Well, if it's not to your liking, fair enough.

But calling it terrible just because it isn't to your liking and you haven't even read it, I don't think that's very fair.

Feb 3, 3:05 AM by Jiharo

Jiharo said:
Glad to see Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e is doing very well!

Danae said:
@ Japan you were supposed to destroy Classroom of the Elite not join them


Why? The LN is excellent. The adaptation may be garbage but the LN is top notch.


I was just quoting star wars LOL. Haven't read the LN, but the anime was edgy and ubelievably, pretentious. It's like they wanted to cram everything in a normal school setting (that survival island arc), or say, talk about social hierarchy and other heavy subjects with no basis on the narrative. Being set in a high school and trying to tackle everything in such a serious manner makes it the more ridiculous. I doubt the LN would be something I'd like based on my opinion tbh, but I can't speak with certainty.

Feb 2, 4:04 AM by Danae

Lol, that cover of Youkoso really a bait. Nipponjin surely will buy it.

*5. *7,720 36,225 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7

Top 5... Well, that loli bait keep going strong.

*7. *7,557 *7,557 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.17

Anime when?

Feb 2, 3:12 AM by Detective1412

HaXXspetten said:
I find it a bit crazy to believe that Hidan no Aria actually has 27 volumes out. I mean I don't dislike the show but I can't say it ever gave off the impression of something that was going to be running forever
That's what I'm thinking as well. Honestly I don't know what is their direction after beating EU. I even forgot what Team Baskervile is all about.

Feb 1, 11:14 PM by NeoAnkara

Glad to see Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e is doing very well!

Danae said:
@ Japan you were supposed to destroy Classroom of the Elite not join them


Why? The LN is excellent. The adaptation may be garbage but the LN is top notch.

Xaelath said:

It makes me think that most of them are nothing but an advertisement.


That's what people are forgetting: Anime is primarily an advertisement for the source material

Feb 1, 9:04 PM by Jiharo

By this points its like : "do you want to know what a steep decline in sales is? Look at kagerou daze." And that was the last volume as well...

Feb 1, 8:00 PM by Yohimo_asakura

mislavXDDD said:
Xaelath said:

Well it's still least appealing least in my eye.
Despite the bad adaptation idk how to respond the character and the illogical story itself.

That's my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.
The MC reminds me of the Kaneki edgyness after He gets a white hair, boi suddenly everyone start liking him.
Then we got this MCkun throwing edgy quote in the end of anime adaptation.

I judge least i don't force my opinion to others , love the shit talk though after tons of people saying it's a trash even for the LN on MAL forum during it was airing and after airing.
After i watched it am not sure i could agree with them or its actually pretty much alright.
Since i didn't know what to do i didn't bother to put a score for it, likely it'll range between 3 or 8 lul

I understand completly. I personaly liked the anime. After reading the novel I like it less, but it's still ok. I mean I can understand people who say his edgeness was out of left field since the anime cut a lot of his monologues in first two volumes so it seems that way. But the truth is this novel really takes off at V4 where we finally see the mc's true face and the best girl makes her debut as one of the mains actually.

Blame lerche or producer knowing most LN adaptation that jumbled up in 12 episodes ends up a failure or mediocre if they decided to adapt 3/4, volume and cutting some necessary scene.

It makes me think that most of them are nothing but an advertisement.

Feb 1, 7:24 PM by Xaelath

*4. *8,194 20,688 Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon

seems interesting, for those who can understand Japanese, what is it all about?

no need to answer it
someone already answered my question in other forum site...

those who are interested
https://yoraikun.wordpress.com/2017/12/14/the-memorandum-of-okitegami-kyouko-chapter-1-pleasure-to-meet-you-kyouko-san/

Feb 1, 3:20 PM by youseiki

I find it a bit crazy to believe that Hidan no Aria actually has 27 volumes out. I mean I don't dislike the show but I can't say it ever gave off the impression of something that was going to be running forever

Feb 1, 2:57 PM by HaXXspetten

Xaelath said:
mislavXDDD said:

You both are prolly basing your opinions from the anime. Which was bad compared to the ln. Also the anime stopped when the ln gets really good so there is that. I mean maybe it isn't your cup of tea, but still you should not judge the ln based on the anime that wasn't even well recived.

Well it's still least appealing least in my eye.
Despite the bad adaptation idk how to respond the character and the illogical story itself.

That's my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.
The MC reminds me of the Kaneki edgyness after He gets a white hair, boi suddenly everyone start liking him.
Then we got this MCkun throwing edgy quote in the end of anime adaptation.

I judge least i don't force my opinion to others , love the shit talk though after tons of people saying it's a trash even for the LN on MAL forum during it was airing and after airing.
After i watched it am not sure i could agree with them or its actually pretty much alright.
Since i didn't know what to do i didn't bother to put a score for it, likely it'll range between 3 or 8 lul

I understand completly. I personaly liked the anime. After reading the novel I like it less, but it's still ok. I mean I can understand people who say his edgeness was out of left field since the anime cut a lot of his monologues in first two volumes so it seems that way. But the truth is this novel really takes off at V4 where we finally see the mc's true face and the best girl makes her debut as one of the mains actually.

Feb 1, 2:40 PM by mislavXDDD

mislavXDDD said:
Xaelath said:

Over glorified trash liked by trash.
Boi people sure love edgy mc.

You both are prolly basing your opinions from the anime. Which was bad compared to the ln. Also the anime stopped when the ln gets really good so there is that. I mean maybe it isn't your cup of tea, but still you should not judge the ln based on the anime that wasn't even well recived.

Well it's still least appealing least in my eye.
Despite the bad adaptation idk how to respond the character and the illogical story itself.

That's my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.
The MC reminds me of the Kaneki edgyness after He gets a white hair, boi suddenly everyone start liking him.
Then we got this MCkun throwing edgy quote in the end of anime adaptation.

I judge least i don't force my opinion to others , love the shit talk though after tons of people saying it's a trash even for the LN on MAL forum during it was airing and after airing.
After i watched it am not sure i could agree with them or its actually pretty much alright.
Since i didn't know what to do i didn't bother to put a score for it, likely it'll range between 3 or 8 lul

Feb 1, 2:20 PM by Xaelath

PolarCyrus97 said:
RobertBobert said:
Wow, is Classroom so well sold? I thought that boost to sales quickly ended after the end of its airing and disputes around the adaptation.

Best girl is on the cover, people will buy that stuff like hotcakes. (LN readers didn't like the anime because Lerche shafted this character in to the trash and ofcourse the skipping around leaving out information.)


Oh, thanks for the answer. I've heard about the controversy surrounding adaptation, but I did not know how people relate to the original LN.

Feb 1, 2:13 PM by RobertBobert

Xaelath said:
Danae said:
@ Japan you were supposed to destroy Classroom of the Elite not join them

Over glorified trash liked by trash.
Boi people sure love edgy mc.

You both are prolly basing your opinions from the anime. Which was bad compared to the ln. Also the anime stopped when the ln gets really good so there is that. I mean maybe it isn't your cup of tea, but still you should not judge the ln based on the anime that wasn't even well recived.

Feb 1, 2:04 PM by mislavXDDD

*6. *7,564 *7,564 The New Gate Vol.11
*8. *7,438 *7,438 Kuro no Shoukanshi Vol.6
19. *4,479 *4,479 Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan Vol.9


Seeing New Gate, Black Summoner and Legendary Hero on here put a smile on my face.

Feb 1, 2:01 PM by BlackFIFA19

2 new isekai with good starting sales, nice.

Feb 1, 2:00 PM by ichii_1

Danae said:
@ Japan you were supposed to destroy Classroom of the Elite not join them

Over glorified trash liked by trash.
Boi people sure love edgy mc.

Feb 1, 1:58 PM by Xaelath

RobertBobert said:
Wow, is Classroom so well sold? I thought that boost to sales quickly ended after the end of its airing and disputes around the adaptation.

Best girl is on the cover, people will buy that stuff like hotcakes. (LN readers didn't like the anime because Lerche shafted this character in to the trash and ofcourse the skipping around leaving out information.)

Feb 1, 1:53 PM by PolarCyrus97

@ Japan you were supposed to destroy Classroom of the Elite not join them

Feb 1, 1:25 PM by Danae

Hmm nice to see Youkoso at the top spot. I really need to start that series as soon as i get up to date with Grimgar.

Feb 1, 1:20 PM by Shingster