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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Mar 26 - Apr 1

by Snow
Apr 5, 7:28 PM | 34 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for March 26 - April 1

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

*1. 21,225 *48,448 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16
*2. 14,047 *14,047 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.14
*3. 10,995 *10,995 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.15
*4. 10,434 *10,434 Kenja no Mago Vol.8
*5. 10,173 *42,508 Date A Live Vol.18
*6. *9,805 136,368 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
*7. *8,231 **8,231 Seirei Gensouki Vol.10
*8. *8,153 *33,281 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.11
*9. *7,782 *20,936 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.12
10. *7,538 **7,538 Tensei Ouji wa Daraketai Vol.5

11. *7,363 *31,723 High School DxD Vol.25
12. *7,007 *17,253 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.13
13. *6,373 **6,373 Aisaretete yo
14. *6,175 *52,427 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.8
15. *5,838 **5,838 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.12
16. *5,614 *15,878 Hoshi no Kirby: Kessen! Battle Deluxe!!
17. *5,452 128,626 No Game No Life Vol.10
18. *5,360 *20,807 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Memorial Regular Edition
19. *4,639 **4,639 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Vol.9
20. *4,605 *10,575 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.12

21. *4,372 *19,940 Log Horizon Vol.11
22. *4,090 179,227 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5
23. *4,000 **4,000 Status All Infinity Vol.1
24. *3,963 **3,963 Around 40 Shachiku no Golem Master Vol.3
25. *3,877 **3,877 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12
26. *3,558 **3,558 Kokuyou ni Michibikarete Ai wo Mitsuketa Otoko no Hanashi
27. *3,536 *16,114 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.12
28. *3,206 *60,924 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
29. *2,851 **2,851 Cadenza Vol.7

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 21,225 *48,448 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16
*6. 10,434 *10,434 Kenja no Mago Vol.8
*8. 10,173 *42,508 Date A Live Vol.18
*9. *9,805 136,368 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
10. *8,614 *13,871 Haunted Campus "Hakamori wa Warawanai"
11. *8,231 **8,231 Seirei Gensouki Vol.10
12. *8,153 *33,281 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.11
15. *7,782 *20,936 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.12
17. *7,363 *31,723 High School DxD Vol.25
19. *7,007 *17,253 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.13

21. *6,373 **6,373 Aisaretete yo
22. *6,175 *52,427 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.8
27. *5,452 128,626 No Game No Life Vol.10
28. *5,360 *20,807 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Memorial Regular Edition
31. *4,605 *10,575 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.12
34. *4,090 179,227 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5
37. *4,000 **4,000 Status All Infinity Vol.1
39. *3,963 **3,963 Around 40 Shachiku no Golem Master Vol.3
41. *3,877 **3,877 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12
(cut-off 3,356)

Book
*9. 14,047 *14,047 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.14
13. 10,995 *10,995 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.15
34. *7,538 **7,538 Tensei Ouji wa Daraketai Vol.5
47. *5,838 **5,838 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.12
(cut-off 5,651)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
12. *4,639 **4,639 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Vol.9
13. *4,372 *19,940 Log Horizon Vol.11
14. *3,558 **3,558 Kokuyou ni Michibikarete Ai wo Mitsuketa Otoko no Hanashi
15. *3,536 *16,114 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.12
18. *3,206 *60,924 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
20. *2,851 **2,851 Cadenza Vol.7
(cut-off 2,851)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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tragedydesu said:
>*1. 21,225 *48,448 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16
Die with cancer


You literally gave the show 1/10 because your waifu got rejected LMFAO and now you're salty about the LN sales?

That's just sad mate

Apr 14, 2:57 PM by Atr0cither

I can't wait for the Anime version of Kenja no Mago.

I wonder who will do the voices for Shin, Cecily, August, and Maria. Can you guys take a guess ?

Apr 11, 11:01 AM by CoolitzHubertXVI

I wonder how long would Re:Zero stay in the top spot for...?

Apr 11, 5:45 AM by _deirdre

kuuderes_shadow said:
ichii_1 said:
Tsuki ga and kuma kuma should get an anime, there's enough material now.


Get with the times grandpa, isekai reigns supreme.


The beautiful irony of all this is that this is the first time for 4 weeks that an isekai has been on top, and only the second isekai volume to place 1st on the rankings this year.

It's 3 with hataraku maou-sama (reverse isekai)
The list being full of isekai also counts towards dominance.

Apr 7, 9:06 AM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:
Tsuki ga and kuma kuma should get an anime, there's enough material now.

Swagernator said:
And Isekai at the top once again.

Get with the times grandpa, isekai reigns supreme.


The beautiful irony of all this is that this is the first time for 4 weeks that an isekai has been on top, and only the second isekai volume to place 1st on the rankings this year.

Apr 7, 4:46 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Glad Re:Zero is number 1 again. It consistently tops the charts after each LN release without an anime to boost sales. All the more reason for a season 2 to be in the works.

Apr 6, 5:56 PM by IndianAnimeReker

CoolitzHubertXVI said:
Kenja no Mago is selling well like always. SasuMago.

By the way, I heard that the Author of No Game No Life is not a Japanese person. Is this true ?
Yup
https://myanimelist.net/people/4212/Yuu_Kamiya?q=Yuu%20kamiya

Born in Brazil. Moved to Japan when he was a kid.

Apr 6, 3:09 PM by PolarCyrus97

Tsuki ga and kuma kuma should get an anime, there's enough material now.

Swagernator said:
And Isekai at the top once again.

Get with the times grandpa, isekai reigns supreme.

Apr 6, 12:34 PM by ichii_1

DarklordVor said:
AP24 said:


https://imgur.com/a/7va3w (some pics are NSFW as usual)




I don't know what happens in the final volume.

Apr 6, 12:29 PM by AP24

AP24 said:
DarklordVor said:


Wait, what?! Damn, so Henneko actually ended just when I thought it's still running. Do you have any LN illustrations and spoilers of the ending?


https://imgur.com/a/7va3w (some pics are NSFW as usual)


Apr 6, 12:26 PM by DarklordVor

DarklordVor said:
AP24 said:

Henneko ended at Vol 12 btw. Shinmai sales were from 2 days only.


Wait, what?! Damn, so Henneko actually ended just when I thought it's still running. Do you have any LN illustrations and spoilers of the ending?


https://imgur.com/a/7va3w (some pics are NSFW as usual)

Apr 6, 12:17 PM by AP24

AP24 said:

Henneko ended at Vol 12 btw. Shinmai sales were from 2 days only.


Wait, what?! Damn, so Henneko actually ended just when I thought it's still running. Do you have any LN illustrations and spoilers of the ending?

Apr 6, 12:11 PM by DarklordVor

DarklordVor said:
DAL went from 1st to 5th boo... but I guess that's expected. Could that season 3 boost it though? I mean, they already had 2 seasons, 2 OVAs, 1 movie and 3 games, could they still get more new people to read the LN?

20. *4,605 *10,575 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.12

Oh wait, I didn't saw this last week. Henneko still exists?! Nice. I remembered watching it long time ago as one of my first harem anime. So basically I blame this series for turning me into harem lover.

25. *3,877 **3,877 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12

I saw the LN illustrations for this one and it's literally a hentai novel. Also I didn't really follow this LN's series, but has it always this low in sales? I thought it would've some DxD number to it.


Henneko ended at Vol 12 btw. Shinmai sales were from 2 days only.

Apr 6, 12:09 PM by AP24

>*1. 21,225 *48,448 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16
Die with cancer

Apr 6, 12:07 PM by tragedydesu

DAL went from 1st to 5th boo... but I guess that's expected. Could that season 3 boost it though? I mean, they already had 2 seasons, 2 OVAs, 1 movie and 3 games, could they still get more new people to read the LN?

20. *4,605 *10,575 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.12

Oh wait, I didn't saw this last week. Henneko still exists?! Nice. I remembered watching it long time ago as one of my first harem anime. So basically I blame this series for turning me into harem lover.

25. *3,877 **3,877 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12

I saw the LN illustrations for this one and it's literally a hentai novel. Also I didn't really follow this LN's series, but has it always this low in sales? I thought it would've some DxD number to it.

Apr 6, 12:05 PM by DarklordVor

Jagd84 said:

kuuderes_shadow said:
RIP Log Horizon. Seems to have lost half its sales since the last volume. Long break + the reason for the break + not all that much promotion for its continuation = a triple hit on its sales figures.


Didn't author get arrested fro tax evasion or something? I figure that something to do with the big decease in sales.


He got a fine and suspended prison sentence, which is the reason for the break in the series.

Apr 6, 9:40 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Pnbn said:
moodie said:

they should be able give us 2nd season now right.?


Yep it's now 16 volume and the anime stopped at the ninth one so...
Hope they will announce the second season by the OVA


For a nice adaptation, without cutting anything too important. Volumes 10 - 15 (arc 4) would need at least 18 episodes to adapt. Since the volumes are about 40 pages longer each than arc 3s volumes, and there isn't as much stuff that they can cut out effectively as arc 3s content.

Arc 5 might end up being 4 volumes (16 - 19), but I really don't want them to cram that all into 24 episodes. 30 - 36 episodes would do nice though.

Apr 6, 9:13 AM by Lvl100Caterpie

TheGeniusBaka said:
Pnbn said:


Nah it's another character called Sirius

they should be able give us 2nd season now right.?


What i want is for YenPress to pick up its shit and start translating faster, they are going at almost the same pace of the LN release in Japan!

Apr 6, 8:52 AM by Playcool

where is my ossan adaptation?

Apr 6, 3:30 AM by Kuma

moodie said:

they should be able give us 2nd season now right.?


Yep it's now 16 volume and the anime stopped at the ninth one so...
Hope they will announce the second season by the OVA

Apr 6, 2:29 AM by Pnbn