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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Aug 20 - 26

by Snow
Aug 30, 2018 10:21 AM | 14 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for August 20 - 26

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

*1. 18,984 *31,952 Date A Live Vol.19
*2. 14,745 124,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26
*3. 13,986 *13,986 Hidan no Aria Vol.29
*4. *8,678 **8,678 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.14
*5. *7,144 *41,880 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou Vol.6
*6. *6,363 **6,363 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.16
*7. *6,120 *42,752 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.8
*8. *5,950 *10,158 Date A Live Fragments: Date A Bullet Vol.4
*9. *5,944 113,569 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
10. *5,656 *45,110 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.9

11. *5,061 **5,061 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.18
12. *5,035 **5,035 Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki Vol.5
13. *4,873 *19,440 Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies - Uchuu no Daipinch-hen
14. *4,596 **4,596 Tensei Ouji wa Daraketai Vol.6
15. *4,100 **4,100 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.19
16. *4,008 **6,357 Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka? Vol.6
17. *3,930 **6,208 Assassins Pride Vol.8
18. *3,927 **3,927 Isekai de Tochi wo Katte Noujou wo Tsukurou Vol.1
19. *3,878 **6,544 Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen Vol.5
20. *3,830 *29,895 Boku no Hero Academia The Movie: Futari no Hero

21. *3,760 **6,182 Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai Vol.7
22. *3,588 **3,588 Shiniki no Campioness Vol.3
23. *2,976 **2,976 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.13
24. *2,349 **2,349 Henkyou Kizoku wa Risou no Slow Life wo Motomeru

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*2. 18,984 *31,952 Date A Live Vol.19
*5. 14,745 124,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26
*8. 13,986 *13,986 Hidan no Aria Vol.29
19. *6,120 *42,752 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.8
21. *5,950 *10,158 Date A Live Fragments: Date A Bullet Vol.4
22. *5,944 113,569 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
24. *5,656 *45,110 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.9
38. *4,008 **6,357 Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka? Vol.6
39. *3,930 **6,208 Assassins Pride Vol.8
40. *3,878 **6,544 Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen Vol.5

41. *3,760 **6,182 Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai Vol.7
44. *3,588 **3,588 Shiniki no Campioness Vol.3
(cut-off 3,305)

Book
16. *8,678 **8,678 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.14
23. *7,144 *41,880 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou Vol.6
32. *6,363 **6,363 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.16
46. *5,061 **5,061 Fairytale Chronicle Vol.18
47. *5,035 **5,035 Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki Vol.5
49. *4,873 *19,440 Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies - Uchuu no Daipinch-hen
(cut-off 4,822)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*8. *4,596 **4,596 Tensei Ouji wa Daraketai Vol.6
*9. *4,100 **4,100 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.19
10. *3,927 **3,927 Isekai de Tochi wo Katte Noujou wo Tsukurou Vol.1
11. *3,830 *29,895 Boku no Hero Academia The Movie: Futari no Hero
15. *2,976 **2,976 Isekai Tensei Soudouki Vol.13
18. *2,349 **2,349 Henkyou Kizoku wa Risou no Slow Life wo Motomeru
(cut-off 2,265)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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YorukaWaifu said:
It's a shame to see Mushoku Tensei with those mediocre sales.


Detective1412 said:
15. *4,100 **4,100 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.19

Lol, what happened with this one.


All the evidence suggests Mushoku Tensei does relatively better in ebook format than physical. Unfortunately we don't have figures for those, though.

Also bear in mind that it, like most other new volumes out in the covered week, came out towards the end of the week so will likely get a relatively large week 2.

mar1217 said:
Would have never thought a Kirby book would last this long in these charts :)


It's its 3rd week - this isn't Friends Daibouken-hen! which dropped out after its 4th week (the same as the first week for this volume)

Congintive said:
Hidan no aria I don't know when is the last time i see it in top 10.


Hidan no Aria was last in the top 10 in w/c 28th May - the second week of the last volume. Said volume was 2nd in its first week.

@Snow - Hidan no Aria should be volume 29, not volume 24.

Aug 30, 2018 10:27 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Would have never thought a Kirby book would last this long in these charts :)

Aug 30, 2018 7:45 PM by mar1217

*1. 18,984 *31,952 Date A Live Vol.19
*2. 14,745 124,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26
*3. 13,986 *13,986 Hidan no Aria Vol.24

Oh, so Mahouka is at no 2 this week huh.
Never expected DAL vol 19 to be at no 1 because of how bad it is tbh and Hidan no aria I don't know when is the last time i see it in top 10.

Aug 30, 2018 7:39 PM by Congintive

15. *4,100 **4,100 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.19

Lol, what happened with this one.

moodie said:
madhouse shoulda been doing seasons of mahouka and not overlord

Why not both.

Aug 30, 2018 6:45 PM by Detective1412

-Mahesvara said:
moodie said:
madhouse shoulda been doing seasons of mahouka and not overlord
Eh judging the overall quality of animation from what they have done with Overlord in these past two seasons, I'm glad they didn't tbh.
Overlord II and III were mainly animated by Korea, I doubt that would be the case with Mahouka since it's produced by Aniplex.

Aug 30, 2018 4:42 PM by ClickBaitBuster

moodie said:
madhouse shoulda been doing seasons of mahouka and not overlord
Eh judging the overall quality of animation from what they have done with Overlord in these past two seasons, I'm glad they didn't tbh.

Aug 30, 2018 4:24 PM by -Mahesvara

madhouse shoulda been doing seasons of mahouka and not overlord

Aug 30, 2018 3:42 PM by moodie

Mahouka staying strong with those total sales C:

Aug 30, 2018 1:23 PM by 01110111

It's a shame to see Mushoku Tensei with those mediocre sales.

Aug 30, 2018 12:42 PM by YorukaWaifu

-Mahesvara said:
ClickBaitBuster said:
*2. 14,745 124,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26

were mahouka vols always this leggy in the list? or is it just the boost of best girl appearing in the cover?
Nah, this is normal. They usually sell this well.
kuuderes_shadow said:
ClickBaitBuster said:

were mahouka vols always this leggy in the list?


Pretty much.

This is only its 3rd week, and they usually last 5 or 6 weeks on the weekly rankings. The previous volume's 3rd week was 10.7k vs 14.7k for this one, but that had a considerably longer first week than this volume did. The volume before that got 17.7k in its 3rd week, having had a day less in the first week than this one.
I see.
It's actually impressive how it still manages to sell +100k even after 26 vols.

Aug 30, 2018 12:26 PM by ClickBaitBuster

ClickBaitBuster said:

were mahouka vols always this leggy in the list?


Pretty much.

This is only its 3rd week, and they usually last 5 or 6 weeks on the weekly rankings. The previous volume's 3rd week was 10.7k vs 14.7k for this one, but that had a considerably longer first week than this volume did. The volume before that got 17.7k in its 3rd week, having had a day less in the first week than this one.

Aug 30, 2018 12:10 PM by kuuderes_shadow

ClickBaitBuster said:
*2. 14,745 124,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26

were mahouka vols always this leggy in the list? or is it just the boost of best girl appearing in the cover?
Nah, this is normal. They usually sell this well.

Aug 30, 2018 12:08 PM by -Mahesvara

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Date A Live
*2. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. Overlord
*4. Hidan no Aria
*5. Mirai no Mirai
*6. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*7. Hachinantte Sore wa Nai Deshou!
*8. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
*9. Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou
10. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
11. Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies Novelisation
12. Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
13. Date A Bullet
14. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
15. Boku no Hero Academia The Movie 2: Hito no Eiyuu Novelisation
16. Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto Dakedo Imouto janai
17. Fairytale Chronicle ~Kuuki Yomenai Isekai Life~
18. Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki
19. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
20. Tensei Ouji wa Daraketai

(Source: Oricon website)

Aug 30, 2018 12:04 PM by kuuderes_shadow

*2. 14,745 124,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26

were mahouka vols always this leggy in the list? or is it just the boost of best girl appearing in the cover?

Aug 30, 2018 10:30 AM by ClickBaitBuster