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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Mar 5 - 11

by Snow
Mar 15, 2018 12:37 PM | 28 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for March 5 - 11

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

*1. 52,275 *52,275 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
*2. 37,477 *37,477 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
*3. 22,434 *22,434 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.13
*4. 17,216 104,846 No Game No Life Vol.10
*5. *9,644 163,666 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5
*6. *9,324 **9,324 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.2
*7. *8,051 **8,051 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.10 Part 3
*8. *7,329 **7,329 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
*9. *7,106 108,777 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.13 Regular Edition
10. *7,011 *12,730 Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Vol.2

11. *6,362 **6,362 Gakuen Babysitters
12. *4,815 *11,662 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.9
13. *4,744 *13,302 Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takrajijma (Shogakukan Junior Bunko)
14. *4,328 *34,513 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.9
15. *4,120 **4,120 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.8
16. *3,693 **6,398 Yorozu Uranaidokoro: Onmyouya Series "Onmyouya Kaiten Kyuugyou"
17. *3,214 **3,736 Injuuai: Watashi no Kokoro wo Ubatta Otoko
18. *3,131 **3,131 Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha
19. *3,037 *13,934 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.7
20. *2,887 **5,658 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.1

21. *2,717 **5,438 Ryuu no Kuukon, Dr. no Himitsu
22. *2,712 **8,522 Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takrajijma (Shogakukan Bunko)
23. *2,691 **2,691 Chichi wa Eiyuu, Haha wa Seirei, Musume no Watashi wa Tenseisha.

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 52,275 *52,275 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
*5. 17,216 104,846 No Game No Life Vol.10
*9. *9,644 163,666 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5
12. *8,051 **8,051 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.10 Part 3
15. *7,329 **7,329 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
16. *7,106 108,777 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.13 Regular Edition
40. *4,328 *34,513 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.9
43. *4,120 **4,120 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.8
49. *3,693 **6,398 Yorozu Uranaidokoro: Onmyouya Series "Onmyouya Kaiten Kyuugyou"
(cut-off 3,614)

Book
*2. 37,477 *37,477 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
*4. 22,434 *22,434 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.13
13. 10,846 *10,846 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Black Kyoushitsu wa Shitteiru
21. *9,497 **9,497 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.8
22. *9,324 **9,324 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.2
30. *7,011 *12,730 Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Vol.2
37. *6,362 **6,362 Gakuen Babysitters
(cut-off 5,188)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
20. *2,691 **2,691 Chichi wa Eiyuu, Haha wa Seirei, Musume no Watashi wa Tenseisha.
(cut-off 2,691)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Satan-sama said:
Kja95 said:


Looooool now I totally lost the last grimmer of hope...

I have never had any problem with incomplete adaptations because I like reading manga as well

But here is the Problem after I finished mahouka anime I tried reading the visual novel but I didn't like reading it

It's like reading books and I'm not into books that much

However I want to complete mahouka so badly and I don't know what to do

Hoped it was a manga not a LN....


there's a manga adaptation if I'm not mistaken, you can read that, each arc has its own manga series and different title so don't get confused. There's manga adaptation from vol 1 to vol 15 or 16, the anime ended at vol 7 and they skipped vol 5 (the summer holiday arc)
here's the order
the manga is still ongoing, I don't know about how many of them have been translated, you do the work if you're invested.




Dude you really made my day.... I can't thank you enough for this...

You don't know how much I love this story
I'll check it right now...

Thanks a million again...

Mar 18, 2018 5:45 AM by Kja95

Kja95 said:
Xaelath said:

Yeah that's th simplified version.
Anime industry have always been like that.
Unless it's very very popular.
LN adaptation tends to have only 1 adaptation.
Manga otherwise have more like Tokyo Ghoul you mentioned, Manga have more revenue and gains compared boosting LN sales.
Which is why some producers prefer risking newers isekai trends than the old anime.
Overlord case are abnormal though it was pretty popular and still far from conclusion.

While researching the anime industry information and discussion last year it has come to conclusion the adaptation mostly will still depends on BD/DVD sale,and less likely to depends on source material sale especially on LN case, once it less likely to meet their expectations, hitting on 2nd season will be less than 1% within years let alone a full adaptation.
Some notable producers and studio will likely to have more adaptation despite the avg sales or mediocre reception (majority of J.C staff anime since they adapt 3-4 anime each season, KyoAni which almost never be bothered by any reception).

If you noticed it on monthly or weekly sale , some old adapted anime rarely shows up there.
Sure Mahouka was popular but it was still affected by Movie boost.
I would like to see another season but Thinking it would end as a cliffhangers.. nah fk it.


Looooool now I totally lost the last grimmer of hope...

I have never had any problem with incomplete adaptations because I like reading manga as well

But here is the Problem after I finished mahouka anime I tried reading the visual novel but I didn't like reading it

It's like reading books and I'm not into books that much

However I want to complete mahouka so badly and I don't know what to do

Hoped it was a manga not a LN....


there's a manga adaptation if I'm not mistaken, you can read that, each arc has its own manga series and different title so don't get confused. There's manga adaptation from vol 1 to vol 15 or 16, the anime ended at vol 7 and they skipped vol 5 (the summer holiday arc)
here's the order
the manga is still ongoing, I don't know about how many of them have been translated, you do the work if you're invested.


Mar 17, 2018 5:45 PM by Satan-sama

Xaelath said:
Kja95 said:


You want to say that there is no need for them to make another season because the light novel is selling well itself and in its climax right ???

Yeah that's th simplified version.
Anime industry have always been like that.
Unless it's very very popular.
LN adaptation tends to have only 1 adaptation.
Manga otherwise have more like Tokyo Ghoul you mentioned, Manga have more revenue and gains compared boosting LN sales.
Which is why some producers prefer risking newers isekai trends than the old anime.
Overlord case are abnormal though it was pretty popular and still far from conclusion.

While researching the anime industry information and discussion last year it has come to conclusion the adaptation mostly will still depends on BD/DVD sale,and less likely to depends on source material sale especially on LN case, once it less likely to meet their expectations, hitting on 2nd season will be less than 1% within years let alone a full adaptation.
Some notable producers and studio will likely to have more adaptation despite the avg sales or mediocre reception (majority of J.C staff anime since they adapt 3-4 anime each season, KyoAni which almost never be bothered by any reception).

If you noticed it on monthly or weekly sale , some old adapted anime rarely shows up there.
Sure Mahouka was popular but it was still affected by Movie boost.
I would like to see another season but Thinking it would end as a cliffhangers.. nah fk it.


Looooool now I totally lost the last grimmer of hope...

I have never had any problem with incomplete adaptations because I like reading manga as well

But here is the Problem after I finished mahouka anime I tried reading the visual novel but I didn't like reading it

It's like reading books and I'm not into books that much

However I want to complete mahouka so badly and I don't know what to do

Hoped it was a manga not a LN....

Mar 16, 2018 11:15 PM by Kja95

Kja95 said:
Xaelath said:

Nah leave it,
You shouldn't put hope for something that already heading towards climax,
Tokyo ghoul announced when it's still on going before the recent climax announcements.
Danmachi is still on going, it's a good reason why they avoid 2nd season due the lacks of source material during it was airing, you can't expect them to adapt the more when the source and adaptation are too close to each other, and the reason are simple. Advertising.
But again they're held by a better and promising studio + producer.

Even it happens.. that probably the last of it to boost the final arc lol.


You want to say that there is no need for them to make another season because the light novel is selling well itself and in its climax right ???

Yeah that's th simplified version.
Anime industry have always been like that.
Unless it's very very popular.
LN adaptation tends to have only 1 adaptation.
Manga otherwise have more like Tokyo Ghoul you mentioned, Manga have more revenue and gains compared boosting LN sales.
Which is why some producers prefer risking newers isekai trends than the old anime.
Overlord case are abnormal though it was pretty popular and still far from conclusion.

While researching the anime industry information and discussion last year it has come to conclusion the adaptation mostly will still depends on BD/DVD sale,and less likely to depends on source material sale especially on LN case, once it less likely to meet their expectations, hitting on 2nd season will be less than 1% within years let alone a full adaptation.
Some notable producers and studio will likely to have more adaptation despite the avg sales or mediocre reception (majority of J.C staff anime since they adapt 3-4 anime each season, KyoAni which almost never be bothered by any reception).

If you noticed it on monthly or weekly sale , some old adapted anime rarely shows up there.
Sure Mahouka was popular but it was still affected by Movie boost.
I would like to see another season but Thinking it would end as a cliffhangers.. nah fk it.

Mar 16, 2018 7:02 PM by Xaelath

Xaelath said:
Kja95 said:


I haven't lost hope yet ...

Have you ever thought of a third season of tokyo ghoul after what they have done with route A !!!!!!

And Dan machi recently received a second season too

I don't see a reason why there won't be another season of mahouka...

It doesn't make sense actually....

Even index is getting a sequel after so many years...

Nah leave it,
You shouldn't put hope for something that already heading towards climax,
Tokyo ghoul announced when it's still on going before the recent climax announcements.
Danmachi is still on going, it's a good reason why they avoid 2nd season due the lacks of source material during it was airing, you can't expect them to adapt the more when the source and adaptation are too close to each other, and the reason are simple. Advertising.
But again they're held by a better and promising studio + producer.

Even it happens.. that probably the last of it to boost the final arc lol.


You want to say that there is no need for them to make another season because the light novel is selling well itself and in its climax right ???

Mar 16, 2018 5:33 PM by Kja95

Nice to see Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku on the top. I like that series.

Mar 16, 2018 3:17 PM by SparkNorkx

Kja95 said:
-Mahesvara said:
Not Necessarily, Mahouka always sells good


I haven't lost hope yet ...

Have you ever thought of a third season of tokyo ghoul after what they have done with route A !!!!!!

And Dan machi recently received a second season too

I don't see a reason why there won't be another season of mahouka...

It doesn't make sense actually....

Even index is getting a sequel after so many years...

Nah leave it,
You shouldn't put hope for something that already heading towards climax,
Tokyo ghoul announced when it's still on going before the recent climax announcements.
Danmachi is still on going, it's a good reason why they avoid 2nd season due the lacks of source material during it was airing, you can't expect them to adapt the more when the source and adaptation are too close to each other, and the reason are simple. Advertising.
But again they're held by a better and promising studio + producer.

Even it happens.. that probably the last of it to boost the final arc lol.

Mar 16, 2018 3:03 PM by Xaelath

DoubleMangekyo said:
Xaelath said:
Meanwhile Death March hit badly by the anime adaptation.

Care to elaborate? The two previous volumes sold close to 28K before dropping from the rankings after 2 weeks. I think it'd be safe to say this one will reach those numbers on next week's ranking and fall off like its predecessors. I don't see how it got "hit badly" by the anime...

Well based on its standard, 28k seems like a boost.
Meanwhile to be popular shit you'll need about 40k to 50k copies​.
And the anime adaptation is just mediocre at best.

"It's not your typical Isekai".
Right.

Mar 16, 2018 2:51 PM by Xaelath

Xaelath said:
Meanwhile Death March hit badly by the anime adaptation.

Care to elaborate? The two previous volumes sold close to 28K before dropping from the rankings after 2 weeks. I think it'd be safe to say this one will reach those numbers on next week's ranking and fall off like its predecessors. I don't see how it got "hit badly" by the anime...

Mar 16, 2018 9:51 AM by DoubleMangekyo

-Mahesvara said:
Kja95 said:
Guys Isn't that a good chance for a second season of mahouka ???
Not Necessarily, Mahouka always sells good


I haven't lost hope yet ...

Have you ever thought of a third season of tokyo ghoul after what they have done with route A !!!!!!

And Dan machi recently received a second season too

I don't see a reason why there won't be another season of mahouka...

It doesn't make sense actually....

Even index is getting a sequel after so many years...

Mar 16, 2018 4:44 AM by Kja95

-Mahesvara said:


@Kuuderes_shadow did Overlord really surpass Mahouka? I believe they only sold more in 2016 and Mahouka sells better per volume too.


I was talking on a volume basis - Mahouka sells more in total because it has volumes coming out faster.

Mahouka 23 sold 158555 in 39 days, Overlord 12 had sold 165064 after 37 days.

Doubtless this second anime for Overlord will have widened the gap.

Mar 15, 2018 11:58 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Kja95 said:
Guys Isn't that a good chance for a second season of mahouka ???
Not Necessarily, Mahouka always sells good

Mar 15, 2018 10:50 PM by -Mahesvara

Guys Isn't that a good chance for a second season of mahouka ???

Mar 15, 2018 10:24 PM by Kja95

Slime gearing up for the anime and Isekai Nonbiri with nice sales too.

Mar 15, 2018 10:06 PM by ichii_1

22. *2,712 **8,522 Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takrajijma (Shogakukan Bunko)

>It should be "Takarajima"

"did Overlord really surpass Mahouka? I believe they only sold more in 2016 and Mahouka sells better per volume too."

>Overall? Not. Mahouka has a 8kk stand, the only one above it is DanMachi with 9kk. Overlord sold 4.8kk overall and TenSura just announced a 4.5kk.

Source: http://ln-news.com/page-48826/

Mar 15, 2018 9:33 PM by Utsuu

That Mahouka cover is amazing <3

Mar 15, 2018 6:55 PM by PolarCyrus97

braveofeden said:
Well it seems that an irregular managed to take the top spot...

(Also I didn't know a new volume of Death March came out).

Irregular are heading towards climax,

Meanwhile Death March hit badly by the anime adaptation.
Well not that i care, isekai with such execution was meant to be doomed to begin with.

Mar 15, 2018 5:06 PM by Xaelath

Well it seems that an irregular managed to take the top spot...

(Also I didn't know a new volume of Death March came out).

Mar 15, 2018 4:06 PM by braveofeden

*1. 52,275 *52,275 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

Nice to see this.

Mar 15, 2018 3:45 PM by Detective1412

@-Mahesvara

Well, then I was right that there will be at least 3-4 volumes and pair of arcs. But the only thing that upsets me is that the anime, even with the film, could not show the entire first year.

Mar 15, 2018 2:54 PM by RobertBobert