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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Apr 2 - 8

by Snow
Apr 12, 2018 8:11 PM | 17 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for April 2 - 8

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

*1. 27,270 *27,270 One Piece Novel A Vol.1
*2. *8,966 *57,414 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16
*3. *8,345 *12,222 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12
*4. *5,948 **5,948 Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Vol.5
*5. *5,744 **8,529 Kaifuku Jutsushi Yarinaoshi: Sokushi Mahou to Skill Copy no Chouetsu Heal Vol.3
*6. *5,452 141,820 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
*7. *4,424 *14,858 Kenja no Mago Vol.8
*8. *4,387 *22,002 Eiga Novelize Honey
*9. *4,342 *28,142 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
10. *4,205 *46,713 Date A Live Vol.18

11. *3,979 *19,857 Hoshi no Kirby: Kessen! Battle Deluxe!!
12. *3,898 *15,334 Boss Baby
13. *3,752 *37,033 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.11
14. *3,635 132,261 No Game No Life Vol.10
15. *3,500 **3,500 Shaba no "Fuutsuu" wa Muzukashii Vol.1
16. *3,278 **7,278 Status All Infinity Vol.1
17. *3,176 182,403 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.05
18. *3,007 **3,007 Gokuama Anthology Vol.1
19. *2,992 *55,419 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.8
20. *2,816 *34,539 High School DxD Vol.25

21. *2,790 *23,726 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.12
22. *2,541 196,808 Overlord Vol.7
23. *2,339 *16,386 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.14
24. *2,329 *63,253 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
25. *2,233 263,650 Overlord Vol.1

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*7. *8,966 *57,414 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16
*8. *8,345 *12,222 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12
11. *6,881 **6,881 Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koukou Suisougakubu no Honto no Hanashi
16. *5,744 **8,529 Kaifuku Jutsushi Yarinaoshi: Sokushi Mahou to Skill Copy no Chouetsu Heal Vol.3
18. *5,452 141,820 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24
23. *4,424 *14,858 Kenja no Mago Vol.8
24. *4,387 *22,002 Eiga Novelize Honey
25. *4,342 *28,142 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
27. *4,205 *46,713 Date A Live Vol.18
30. *3,752 *37,033 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.11

33. *3,635 132,261 No Game No Life Vol.10
41. *3,278 **7,278 Status All Infinity Vol.1
44. *3,176 182,403 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5
47. *3,007 **3,007 Gokuama Anthology Vol.1
48. *2,992 *55,419 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.8
(cut-off 2,831)

Book
*3. 27,270 *27,270 One Piece Novel A Vol.1
37. *5,948 **5,948 Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Vol.5
(cut-off 5,143)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*9. *3,500 **3,500 Shaba no "Fuutsuu" wa Muzukashii Vol.1
15. *2,541 196,808 Overlord Vol.7
18. *2,339 *16,386 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu Vol.14
19. *2,329 *63,253 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12
20. *2,233 263,650 Overlord Vol.1
(cut-off 2,233)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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17 Comments Recent Comments

I see Ace on the cover, I cry :(

Apr 25, 2018 2:26 PM by SkyFullOfStars

_deirdre said:
I am a little surprised to see Testament in the top 3 but... number 12 though... what the heck is it doing here?

Testament traditionally sells well. It's currently number 2 on Kadokawa's website.

Apr 16, 2018 8:27 PM by superior13

I am a little surprised to see Testament in the top 3 but... number 12 though... what the heck is it doing here?

Apr 15, 2018 2:27 PM by _deirdre

I need to get my hand on that one piece ace backstory novel, it's gonna be interesting to read.

Great to see, Re Zero, Mahouka, and overlord doing great (the only light novels I read lol), I need to get to No Game No Life, but I need to watch the anime first.

Apr 15, 2018 1:32 PM by Satan-sama

Stripes said:
Has anyone touched those One Piece novels? Are they good or any information on them?

Snow said:

12. *3,898 *15,334 Boss Baby


What is this evil doing here?
Drock34000 said:

12. *3,898 *15,334 Boss Baby


HOLY FUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

G O D


This even more shocking than OP having a LN. W.T.F?!x20

Apr 13, 2018 10:03 PM by Jagd84


12. *3,898 *15,334 Boss Baby


HOLY FUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

G O D

Apr 13, 2018 9:04 PM by Drock34000

Has anyone touched those One Piece novels? Are they good or any information on them?

Snow said:

12. *3,898 *15,334 Boss Baby


What is this evil doing here?

Apr 13, 2018 6:03 PM by Stripes

Meira_Eve said:
*1. 27,270 *27,270 One Piece Novel A Vol.1

Even Light Novels are being invaded by One Piece.. lol XX


Not exactly anything new there - the first volume of One Piece Strong Worlds sold >200k copies before dropping off the rankings.

Apr 13, 2018 11:09 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I can't wait to watch the Anime for Kenja no Mago.

It's interesting, as it's a Magic School Battle series where the cast is gender balanced with the MC having male comrades too in his group, as well as no harem with the MC having only one single heroine/waifu like in good old-fashioned Shounen manga of the classic days.

Apr 13, 2018 4:27 AM by CoolitzHubertXVI

*2. *8,966 *57,414 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16

Arc 4 adaptation when?

14. *3,635 132,261 No Game No Life Vol.10

S2 when?

Apr 13, 2018 4:26 AM by Detective1412

*3. *8,345 *12,222 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12

Just believe in it.

Apr 13, 2018 1:28 AM by Swagernator

12. *3,898 *15,334 Boss Baby

oh no it's spreading..

Apr 13, 2018 1:27 AM by Phloppo

*1. 27,270 *27,270 One Piece Novel A Vol.1

Even Light Novels are being invaded by One Piece.. lol XX

Apr 13, 2018 12:41 AM by Meira_Eve

Overlord with the boost, the 2nd season did work atleast.

Apr 12, 2018 11:56 PM by ichii_1

>*2. *8,966 *57,414 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16
plz no season 2 , just give me Rem-If adaptation

>*3. *8,345 *12,222 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.12
after the last volumes ,we all know why people buy this ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )



Apr 12, 2018 11:31 PM by tragedydesu

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. One Piece Novelisation
*2. Overlord
*3. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
*5. Shinmai Maou no Testament
*6. No Game No Life
*7. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*8. Hoshi no Kirby Novelisation
*9. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
10. Kaifuku Jutsushi Yarinaoshi
11. Sword Art Online
12. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
13. Isekai Izakaya "Nobu"
14. Kenja no Mago
15. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
16. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
17. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
18. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
19. Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shikanai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tenseishiteshimatta...
20. Sword Art Online Progressive

(Source: Oricon website)

Apr 12, 2018 11:01 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Snow said:
14. *3,635 132,261 No Game No Life Vol.10
S2 when?
22. *2,541 196,808 Overlord Vol.7
25. *2,233 263,650 Overlord Vol.1
great boost from the anime considering it's just a sequel.

Apr 12, 2018 10:38 PM by ClickBaitBuster