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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Mar 12 - 18

by Snow
Mar 22, 8:57 AM | 29 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for March 12 - 18

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

*1. 56,604 108,879 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
*2. 34,570 *34,570 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.8
*3. 20,734 *20,734 Goblin Slayer Vol.7
*4. 15,329 *15,329 Goblin Slayer Gaiden: Year One
*5. 14,113 *51,590 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
*6. 11,028 115,874 No Game No Life Vol.10
*7. *9,780 *32,214 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.13
*8. *9,500 **9,500 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.7
*9. *9,369 *16,698 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
10. *7,547 *15,598 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.10 Part 3

11. *7,176 **7,176 Nanchatte Cinderella: Outo Meikyuu-hen
12. *6,530 170,196 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5
13. *6,434 **6,434 Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja: Sekai Saikyou no Kenja ga Sarani Tsuyokunaru Tame ni Tensei Shimashita Vol.4
14. *5,558 **9,678 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.8
15. *4,499 **7,630 Maou Gakkou no Futekigousha
16. *4,619 113,396 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.13 Regular Edition
17. *4,584 **4,873 Tensei shimashite, Genzai wa Jijo de Gozaimasu. Vol.1
18. *4,499 **7,630 Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha
19. *4,445 **4,445 Hoshi no Kirby: Kessen! Battle Deluxe!!
20. *3,670 **3,670 Maou-sama no Machizukuri!: Saikyou no Dungeon wa Kindai Toshi Vol.4

21. *3,564 **5,409 Hello, Hello and Hello
22. *3,361 **3,361 Ossan Boukensha Kane no Zenkou
23. *3,271 **5,962 Chichi wa Eiyuu, Haha wa Seirei, Musume no Watashi wa Tenseisha.
24. *3,248 **5,797 Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami Vol.6
25. *3,104 *12,428 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.2

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 56,604 108,879 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
*4. 34,570 *34,570 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.8
*5. 20,734 *20,734 Goblin Slayer Vol.7
11. 15,329 *15,329 Goblin Slayer Gaiden: Year One
14. 11,028 115,874 No Game No Life Vol.10
17. *9,369 *16,698 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
19. *7,547 *15,598 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.10 Part 3
21. *7,176 **7,176 Nanchatte Cinderella: Outo Meikyuu-hen
25. *6,530 170,196 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5
34. *5,558 **9,678 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Vol.8

41. *4,619 113,396 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.13 Regular Edition
43. *4,499 **7,630 Maou Gakkou no Futekigousha
(cut-off 3,764)

Book
*5. 14,113 *51,590 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
10. *9,780 *32,214 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.13
12. *9,500 **9,500 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! Vol.7
15. *8,857 *18,354 Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Vol.8
35. *6,434 **6,434 Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja: Sekai Saikyou no Kenja ga Sarani Tsuyokunaru Tame ni Tensei Shimashita Vol.4
(cut-off 5,367)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *4,584 **4,873 Tensei shimashite, Genzai wa Jijo de Gozaimasu. Vol.1
13. *3,670 **3,670 Maou-sama no Machizukuri!: Saikyou no Dungeon wa Kindai Toshi Vol.4
15. *3,361 **3,361 Ossan Boukensha Kane no Zenkou
16. *3,271 **5,962 Chichi wa Eiyuu, Haha wa Seirei, Musume no Watashi wa Tenseisha.
17. *3,248 **5,797 Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami Vol.6
20. *3,104 *12,428 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.2
(cut-off 3,104)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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I am pleased to see Goblin Slayer in the top 10 but more pleased to see it in the top 5

Mar 23, 11:26 AM by froganimecraz

Good that Mahouka still at top.

Need S2 asap.

Mar 23, 7:33 AM by Detective1412

Manuuuuuuu said:
Xaelath said:

Keep dreaming, they probably will announce it when the LN going to "end" which is soon lmao.

And it probably going end soon.
Maybe in this late 2018 if the story wasn't dragged.

Alright I will wait then

Imo at this point if the people actually more appreciate good stuff than trending isekai idk getting full adaptation instead an advertisement.

Mar 23, 2:51 AM by Xaelath

Xaelath said:
Manuuuuuuu said:
*1. 56,604 108,879 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

Ahhhhh hope they will announce a second season soon 👌

Keep dreaming, they probably will announce it when the LN going to "end" which is soon lmao.
-Mahesvara said:
Well of course its not going to sell as much, Mahouka has been a powerhouse in the LN industry for several years now.

And it probably going end soon.
Maybe in this late 2018 if the story wasn't dragged.

Alright I will wait then

Mar 23, 12:01 AM by Manuuuuuuu

now that mahouka got a movie....its high time that a sequel of it to appear..and if it does come back as s2 8 bit should be the poosible studio to make it..

Mar 22, 10:04 PM by kadiveti

Onii-sama still going strong.

8-bit better not fk up tensei slime or fans are gonna be real sad.

Mar 22, 9:43 PM by XXXXXXXXXIII

>Kirby
didn't know there is a Yuru Camp LN

Mar 22, 7:20 PM by GangsterCat

-Mahesvara said:
_Ako_ said:
Loli LN lose to incest bait LN? Pretty sure Japan is in ruins now.
Well of course its not going to sell as much, Mahouka has been a powerhouse in the LN industry for several years now.


To suggest that everyone in Japan is not lolicon. Truly blasphemous!

Mar 22, 6:54 PM by _Ako_

Xaelath said:
-Mahesvara said:
It'll probably end around vol 30 at the current rate. The author already said he planned on covering their entire high school years, and they're only about a 1/3 into their third year right now.
so its dragged?
I heard the LN going to Climax soon.
So say author going to fill 1-2 volume with a proper closing?
I wouldn't say dragged, but anyways theirs no question that the series is getting closer to the end, but definitely not in 1 -2 volumes. Just with all the things going on in the story right now, it would be impossible to finish it with that many volumes. Also the climax for the current story arc is in the next volume, not the series itself. This is where I think the confusion that mahouka was ending really soon came from.

Mar 22, 6:11 PM by -Mahesvara

Kuma said:
-Mahesvara said:
It'll probably end around vol 30 at the current rate. The author already said he planned on covering their entire high school years, and they're only about a 1/3 into their third year right now.


3rd year in japan is much shorter tho...
Mahouka magic school terms aren't exactly the same as real life tbh, but besides that most of Mahouka's content has been taking place outside of high school, so a shorter school year won't really effect the length at this point into the story. To give some perspective, their 3rd Year started at volume 21 and we're on volume 24(plus volume 25 coming out next month) and its only June, so only a little over a month has passed in 4 going on 5 volumes in the mahouka timeline.

Mar 22, 6:01 PM by -Mahesvara

-Mahesvara said:
Xaelath said:

Keep dreaming, they probably will announce it when the LN going to "end" which is soon lmao.

And it probably going end soon.
Maybe in this late 2018 if the story wasn't dragged.
It'll probably end around vol 30 at the current rate. The author already said he planned on covering their entire high school years, and they're only about a 1/3 into their third year right now.
so its dragged?
I heard the LN going to Climax soon.
So say author going to fill 1-2 volume with a proper closing?

Mar 22, 5:58 PM by Xaelath

-Mahesvara said:
Xaelath said:

Keep dreaming, they probably will announce it when the LN going to "end" which is soon lmao.

And it probably going end soon.
Maybe in this late 2018 if the story wasn't dragged.
It'll probably end around vol 30 at the current rate. The author already said he planned on covering their entire high school years, and they're only about a 1/3 into their third year right now.


3rd year in japan is much shorter tho...

Mar 22, 5:01 PM by Kuma

Goblin Slayer Slaying with both novels.

Mar 22, 4:24 PM by ichii_1

Xaelath said:
Manuuuuuuu said:
*1. 56,604 108,879 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

Ahhhhh hope they will announce a second season soon 👌

Keep dreaming, they probably will announce it when the LN going to "end" which is soon lmao.
-Mahesvara said:
Well of course its not going to sell as much, Mahouka has been a powerhouse in the LN industry for several years now.

And it probably going end soon.
Maybe in this late 2018 if the story wasn't dragged.
It'll probably end around vol 30 at the current rate. The author already said he planned on covering their entire high school years, and they're only about a 1/3 into their third year right now.

Mar 22, 4:24 PM by -Mahesvara

Manuuuuuuu said:
*1. 56,604 108,879 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

Ahhhhh hope they will announce a second season soon 👌

Keep dreaming, they probably will announce it when the LN going to "end" which is soon lmao.
-Mahesvara said:
_Ako_ said:
Loli LN lose to incest bait LN? Pretty sure Japan is in ruins now.
Well of course its not going to sell as much, Mahouka has been a powerhouse in the LN industry for several years now.

And it probably going end soon.
Maybe in this late 2018 if the story wasn't dragged.

Mar 22, 3:57 PM by Xaelath

_Ako_ said:
Loli LN lose to incest bait LN? Pretty sure Japan is in ruins now.
Well of course its not going to sell as much, Mahouka has been a powerhouse in the LN industry for several years now.

Mar 22, 3:49 PM by -Mahesvara

*1. 56,604 108,879 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

Ahhhhh hope they will announce a second season soon 👌

Mar 22, 2:53 PM by Manuuuuuuu

We need that season 2 of Mahouka!!! lets go!

Mar 22, 2:52 PM by PolarCyrus97

Mahouka no 1 again.... Hope for season 2 but low chances

Mar 22, 2:24 PM by Kja95