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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Oct 22 - 28

by Snow
Nov 1, 2018 2:57 PM | 10 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 22 - 28

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

*1. 12,831 *12,831 Isekai Yururi Kikou: Kosodateshinagara Boukensha Shimasu Vol.5
*2. 11,487 148,963 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8
*3. 11,219 *11,219 Haunted Campus Vol.14
*4. 10,552 *10,552 Hirano to Kagiura
*5. *9,963 *17,171 Date A Live: Encore Vol.8
*6. *9,797 *17,213 Gamers! Vol.11
*7. *9,233 **9,233 Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Vol.7
*8. *8,167 *14,080 Tokyo Ravens Vol.16
*9. *7,442 *77,750 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.1
10. *7,115 **7,115 Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.6

11. *6,667 **6,667 Kamisama ni Kago Futaribun Moraimashita Vol.3
12. *6,503 *18,708 Slayers Vol.16
13. *6,223 *59,924 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
14. *5,277 *33,597 Goblin Slayer Vol.8
15. *5,126 **5,126 Sayounara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei Vol.14
16. *5,046 **5,046 Mofumofu to Isekai de Slow Life wo Mezashimasu! Vol.2
17. *5,030 **5,030 Jishou F-Rank no Oniisama ga Game de Hyouka sareru Gakuen no Chouten ni Kunrin suru Sou desu yo? Vol.5
18. *5,004 *42,323 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.2
19. *4,905 **4,905 Madougushi Dhalia wa Utsumukanai Vol.1

20. *4,550 *46,132 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.21
21. *4,535 **4,535 Kubiko-ke Irui Konintan
22. *4,224 **7,518 Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta... Vol.7
23. *4,143 **4,143 Naze Boku no Sekai wo Daremo Oboeteinai no ka? Vol.5
24. *3,946 *34,447 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.3
25. *3,741 **3,741 Saikyou no Shokugyou wa Yuusha demo Kenja demo Naku Kanteishi (Kari) Rashii desu yo? Vol.5
26. *3,555 **3,555 Yuusha Party kara Tsuihou sareta Ore, Douyara Saikou ni Un ga Yokattarashii
27. *3,553 **3,553 Inaka no Home Center Otoko no Jiyuu na Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
28. *3,028 125,359 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.1

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*8. 11,487 148,963 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8
*9. 11,219 *11,219 Haunted Campus Vol.14
12. *9,963 *17,171 Date A Live: Encore Vol.8
13. *9,797 *17,213 Gamers! Vol.11
16. *9,233 **9,233 Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Vol.7
20. *8,167 *14,080 Tokyo Ravens Vol.16
22. *7,442 *77,750 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.1
24. *7,115 **7,115 Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.6
26. *6,503 *18,708 Slayers Vol.16
27. *6,223 *59,924 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1

31. *5,277 *33,597 Goblin Slayer Vol.8
36. *5,030 **5,030 Jishou F-Rank no Oniisama ga Game de Hyouka sareru Gakuen no Chouten ni Kunrin suru Sou desu yo? Vol.5
37. *5,004 *42,323 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.2
42. *4,550 *46,132 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.21
43. *4,535 **4,535 Kubiko-ke Irui Konintan
47. *4,224 **7,518 Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta... Vol.7
48. *4,143 **4,143 Naze Boku no Sekai wo Daremo Oboeteinai no ka? Vol.5
50. *3,946 *34,447 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.3
(cut-off 3,946)

Book
*3. 21,912 *38,570 Delfinian Senki Gaiden Vol.3
10. 12,831 *12,831 Isekai Yururi Kikou: Kosodateshinagara Boukensha Shimasu Vol.5
15. 10,552 *10,552 Hirano to Kagiura
(cut-off 5,226)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*7. *6,667 **6,667 Kamisama ni Kago Futaribun Moraimashita Vol.3
11. *5,126 **5,126 Sayounara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei Vol.14
13. *4,905 **4,905 Madougushi Dhalia wa Utsumukanai Vol.1
15. *3,741 **3,741 Saikyou no Shokugyou wa Yuusha demo Kenja demo Naku Kanteishi (Kari) Rashii desu yo? Vol.5
16. *3,555 **3,555 Yuusha Party kara Tsuihou sareta Ore, Douyara Saikou ni Un ga Yokattarashii
17. *3,553 **3,553 Inaka no Home Center Otoko no Jiyuu na Isekai Seikatsu Vol.4
20. *3,028 125,359 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.1
(cut-off 3,028)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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10 Comments Recent Comments

Paulo27 said:
How is Slime not getting a bigger boost.


Because the bigger boost is happening for the manga adaptation which was already popular reaching 500k but now older volumes are selling even more and new volumes too.

The LN can only get some boost since LN is a minor market compared to manga.

Nov 2, 2018 3:07 PM by Shinobihost

Grey-Zone said:


Though to be fair, this is a rather "weak" week, because the highest individual volume sales go up to ~13k only, so it's not too difficult to get this result.

It's also funny how Overlord still persists in the total rankings despite the anime already being over for almost an entire month and no Overlord volume appearing in the individual volume rankings for quite a while.


Delphinia Senki (3rd on the series rankings) had a volume that sold 21.9k

This is actually the lowest rank that Overlord has gotten on the series rankings all year - it last got this low a rank on w/c 25th December last year (the week before that being the last time it wasn't in the top 20).

Nov 2, 2018 10:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

*2. 11,487 148,963 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8

I need to start reading this.

Nov 2, 2018 9:25 AM by Detective1412

Paulo27 said:
How is Slime not getting a bigger boost.
moodie said:
looks like Seishun Buta Yarou getting all the early boost. Either its too early for a boost for those series since nothing amazing happened or isekai is dead.


Because people already bought Slime. Even now Slime LN vol. 1 has over 120k sales total, which more than double that of Bunny Girl LN vol. 1, which is just under 60k sales. The amount of LN readers is fairly limited and getting 120k sales for a LN volume already makes Slime a top-tier series (though it's still quite behind the true top of the top like Mahouka). Two shows being equally anime-hyped would naturally give the one with the lower sales (in this case Bunny Girl) a greater boost as more LN-regulars already possess the Slime volumes.

But things remain to be seen. Slime hasn't even reached any of the true hype moments yet. We'll see then.



kuuderes_shadow said:
Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Seishun Buta Yarou series
*2. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*3. Delphinia Senki Gaiden
*4. Goblin Slayer
*5. Isekai Yururi Kikou
*6. Sword Art Online
*7. Kyuutei Shinkan Monogatari
*8. Novel Hirano to Kagiura
*9. Gamers!
10. Date A Live Encore
11. Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shikanai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shite shimatta...
12. Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki
13. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
14. Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Nattekuremasu ka?
15. Tokyo Ravens
16. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku
17. Overlord
18. Kamisama ni Kago Futaribun Moraimashita
19. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
20. Slayers

(Source: Oricon website)

There we go. Despite Slime only having a single volume as what is essentially the cut-off point, it still gets second place in total series sales.

Though to be fair, this is a rather "weak" week, because the highest individual volume sales go up to ~13k only, so it's not too difficult to get this result.

It's also funny how Overlord still persists in the total rankings despite the anime already being over for almost an entire month and no Overlord volume appearing in the individual volume rankings for quite a while.

Nov 2, 2018 12:27 AM by Grey-Zone

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Seishun Buta Yarou series
*2. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*3. Delphinia Senki Gaiden
*4. Goblin Slayer
*5. Isekai Yururi Kikou
*6. Sword Art Online
*7. Kyuutei Shinkan Monogatari
*8. Novel Hirano to Kagiura
*9. Gamers!
10. Date A Live Encore
11. Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shikanai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shite shimatta...
12. Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki
13. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
14. Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Nattekuremasu ka?
15. Tokyo Ravens
16. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku
17. Overlord
18. Kamisama ni Kago Futaribun Moraimashita
19. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
20. Slayers

(Source: Oricon website)

Nov 2, 2018 12:16 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Congintive said:
10. *7,115 **7,115 Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.6

Does anyone know where to find this novel?


Bookstores, online sites like amazon.jp/bookwalker etc...

Nov 1, 2018 10:01 PM by Jiharo

10. *7,115 **7,115 Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.6

Does anyone know where to find this novel?

Nov 1, 2018 7:50 PM by Congintive

Paulo27 said:
How is Slime not getting a bigger boost.
looks like Seishun Buta Yarou getting all the early boost. Either its too early for a boost for those series since nothing amazing happened or isekai is dead.

Nov 1, 2018 7:43 PM by moodie

How is Slime not getting a bigger boost.

Nov 1, 2018 7:39 PM by Paulo27

I wasn't expecting number 1 to top the sales but I do like what I have read of the series so that makes me happy a little on the inside

Nov 1, 2018 3:26 PM by masifyphantom