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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Oct 29 - Nov 4

by Snow
Nov 8, 6:01 PM | 17 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for October 29 - November 4

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

*1. 50,318 *50,318 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.15
*2. 26,113 *26,113 Knights & Magic Vol.9
*3. 13,291 *13,291 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! Vol.4
*4. *9,841 **9,841 Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Vol.4
*5. *9,519 158,482 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8
*6. *8,056 **8,271 Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori? Vol.3
*7. *7,446 *46,016 Delfinian Senki Gaiden Vol.3
*8. *7,205 **7,205 Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World Vol.2
*9. *6,505 **6,505 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.30
10. *6,381 **7,212 Tensei shitara Ken deshita Vol.6

11. *5,958 *65,882 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
12. *5,818 **5,818 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.12
13. *5,488 **5,488 Yuukoku no Moriarty: "Hiiro" no Kenkyuu
14. *5,383 *47,706 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.2
15. *5,090 *15,642 Hirano to Kagiura
16. *4,941 *39,388 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.3
17. *4,731 **5,371 Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi Vol.5
18. *4,518 *82,268 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.1
19. *4,347 **4,347 Ossan to Joshikousei, Isekai wo Iku Vol.1
20. *4,318 **4,318 Kikanshita Yuusha no Gojitsudan Vol.3

21. *4,099 **4,099 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! Vol.4 Limited Edition
22. *3,957 **3,957 Koukyuu Kenkaden
23. *3,880 *36,724 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.4
24. *3,859 *21,072 Gamers! Vol.11
25. *3,827 **3,827 Shougun-sama wa Konkatsuchuu
26. *3,807 **3,807 Free Life: Isekai Nandemoya Funtouki Vol.5
27. *3,676 **3,676 Shougun-sama wa Shinkonchuu
28. *3,532 *35,152 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.5

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 50,318 *50,318 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.15
*3. 26,113 *26,113 Knights & Magic Vol.9
*7. 13,291 *13,291 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! Vol.4 Regular Edition
12. *9,519 158,482 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8
17. *6,505 **6,505 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.30
21. *5,958 *65,882 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
22. *5,383 *47,706 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.2
26. *4,941 *39,388 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.3
31. *4,666 *15,885 Haunted Campus Vol.14
35. *4,518 *82,268 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.1

36. *4,347 **4,347 Ossan to Joshikousei, Isekai wo Iku Vol.1
37. *4,318 **4,318 Kikanshita Yuusha no Gojitsudan Vol.3
38. *4,099 **4,099 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! Vol.4 Limited Edition
40. *3,957 **3,957 Koukyuu Kenkaden
43. *3,880 *36,724 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.4
44. *3,859 *21,072 Gamers! Vol.11
46. *3,807 **3,807 Free Life: Isekai Nandemoya Funtouki Vol.5
49. *3,532 *35,152 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.5
(cut-off 3,477)

Book
15. *9,841 **9,841 Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Vol.4
25. *8,056 **8,271 Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori? Vol.3
35. *7,205 **7,205 Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World Vol.2
47. *6,381 **7,212 Tensei shitara Ken deshita Vol.6
(cut-off 5,878)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
10. *5,818 **5,818 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten Shimashita. Vol.12
13. *5,488 **5,488 Yuukoku no Moriarty: "Hiiro" no Kenkyuu
14. *5,090 *15,642 Hirano to Kagiura
15. *4,731 **5,371 Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi Vol.5
19. *3,827 **3,827 Shougun-sama wa Konkatsuchuu
20. *3,676 **3,676 Shougun-sama wa Shinkonchuu
(cut-off 3,676)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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RafaelPereira97 said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


People reading manga on trains in Japan is only mentioned because in the West seeing someone reading comics on trains is unusual, meaning that some Westerners who go to Japan and see adults reading comics in public are shocked that they're doing it "quite openly without any sense of embarrassment"*. On the other hand someone reading a novel on a train would be completely unremarkable both in the West and in Japan.

*That's a quote from a cultural reference guide section of my Oxford Japanese dictionary of all things



People openly reading comics in public happen pretty much anywhere,even here on my country sometimes I see people watching anime on cell phone or reading some manga on the trains,In south korea is also quite commom to see people reading webtoons in thier cellphones.


I can't speak for where you live, but I travel basically everywhere that's too far to walk by train, but could count the total number of times I've seen people other than myself reading manga on a train on one hand. I don't believe I've even once seen someone reading a western comic (if you exclude the comic strips in newspapers), and the general perception in this country is very much that they are something for kids.

On the other hand it's a rare journey indeed when there isn't at least one person reading a novel, be it in paper form or ebook. And your typical westerner would have no way of telling whether something is a regular novel or a light novel. Heck, your typical westerner doesn't even know that light novels exist - if they saw someone reading a light novel they would just see it as someone reading a novel. So, incidentally, would the overwhelming majority of people on MAL, unless they were familiar with the specific title and happened to get a glimpse of some artwork. Is it really a surprise if people don't comment on things that they aren't even aware of?

Nov 11, 1:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
RafaelPereira97 said:
never heard of any adult reading light novel on trains in japan.


People reading manga on trains in Japan is only mentioned because in the West seeing someone reading comics on trains is unusual, meaning that some Westerners who go to Japan and see adults reading comics in public are shocked that they're doing it "quite openly without any sense of embarrassment"*. On the other hand someone reading a novel on a train would be completely unremarkable both in the West and in Japan.

*That's a quote from a cultural reference guide section of my Oxford Japanese dictionary of all things



People openly reading comics in public happen pretty much anywhere,even here on my country sometimes I see people watching anime on cell phone or reading some manga on the trains,In south korea is also quite commom to see people reading webtoons in thier cellphones.

Nov 10, 12:58 PM by RafaelPereira97

*9. *6,505 **6,505 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Vol.30

Next vol is series 10 anniversary. I feel proud to be part of Rokujouma fanbase even if I'm only in for the last 4 year.

Nov 10, 7:13 AM by NeoAnkara

The popularity of Isekai just shows that japanese want escapism.

Nov 10, 7:01 AM by KaiserNazrin

RafaelPereira97 said:
I Really hope that the people that are buyieng those light novels are 12 year old teenagers,if people that are buyieng them is any older than that I will feel very dissapointed with Japan.

They are a better version of western youth novels but actually fun and better written.

Nov 10, 6:52 AM by ichii_1

RafaelPereira97 said:
never heard of any adult reading light novel on trains in japan.


People reading manga on trains in Japan is only mentioned because in the West seeing someone reading comics on trains is unusual, meaning that some Westerners who go to Japan and see adults reading comics in public are shocked that they're doing it "quite openly without any sense of embarrassment"*. On the other hand someone reading a novel on a train would be completely unremarkable both in the West and in Japan.

*That's a quote from a cultural reference guide section of my Oxford Japanese dictionary of all things

Nov 10, 12:45 AM by kuuderes_shadow

DoubleMangekyo said:
RafaelPereira97 said:
I Really hope that the people that are buyieng those light novels are 12 year old teenagers,if people that are buyieng them is any older than that I will feel very dissapointed with Japan.

Take it from a veteran of the industry:
https://curiouscat.me/jnovelclub/post/393376183?1523026379



14-28,is quite young to be Honest,mostly compared with the mangas magazines aimed at older adult like Big Comic Original or Weekly morning,but still way older than I expected,never heard of any adult reading light novel on trains in japan.

Nov 9, 5:01 PM by RafaelPereira97

RafaelPereira97 said:
I Really hope that the people that are buyieng those light novels are 12 year old teenagers,if people that are buyieng them is any older than that I will feel very dissapointed with Japan.

Take it from a veteran of the industry:
https://curiouscat.me/jnovelclub/post/393376183?1523026379

Nov 9, 4:20 PM by DoubleMangekyo

I Really hope that the people that are buyieng those light novels are 12 year old teenagers,if people that are buyieng them is any older than that I will feel very dissapointed with Japan.

Nov 9, 1:56 PM by RafaelPereira97

*4. *9,841 **9,841 Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Vol.4


nice . The manga is very enjoyable.

Nov 9, 9:03 AM by Prog_upworks13

*1. 50,318 *50,318 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.15
*3. 13,291 *13,291 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano
Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! Vol.4
21. *4,099 **4,099 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! Vol.4 Limited Edition
10. *6,381 **7,212 Tensei shitara Ken deshita Vol.6

hey that's awesome!

11. *5,958 *65,882 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
14. *5,383 *47,706 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.2
16. *4,941 *39,388 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.3
23. *3,880 *36,724 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.4
28. *3,532 *35,152 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.5

Well deserved boost!too bad slime doesn't get boost in LN department but its manga boost is amazing!

kuuderes_shadow said:
Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. Seishun Buta Yarou series
*3. Knight's & Magic
*4. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra
*6. Goblin Slayer
*7. Sword Art Online
*8. Isekai Nonbiri Nouka
*9. Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori?
10. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
11. BLEACH Can't Fear Your Own World
12. Shougun-sama wa Konkatsuchuu
13. Delphinia Senki Gaiden
14. Kyuutei Shinkan Monogatari
15. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
16. Tensei Shitara Ken deshita
17. Overlord
18. Isekai de Care wo Kaiten shimashita
19. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
20. Yuukoku no Moriarty novelisation

(Source: Oricon website)


Glad to see Re:Zero in the rankings every week. Hope overlord stays there too becuase the BD's sold good and i'm in need of another season.

Nov 9, 4:37 AM by derpinat0rz

*8. *7,205 **7,205 Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World Vol.2

Looks like it's finally back.

Nov 8, 11:36 PM by joe_g7

From top 5, 4 are isekai, what a joke.

Nov 8, 11:28 PM by Swagernator

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. Seishun Buta Yarou series
*3. Knight's & Magic
*4. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra
*6. Goblin Slayer
*7. Sword Art Online
*8. Isekai Nonbiri Nouka
*9. Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori?
10. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
11. BLEACH Can't Fear Your Own World
12. Shougun-sama wa Konkatsuchuu
13. Delphinia Senki Gaiden
14. Kyuutei Shinkan Monogatari
15. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
16. Tensei Shitara Ken deshita
17. Overlord
18. Isekai de Care wo Kaiten shimashita
19. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
20. Yuukoku no Moriarty novelisation

(Source: Oricon website)

Nov 8, 11:22 PM by kuuderes_shadow

*1. 50,318 *50,318 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.15

Very happy to see Konosuba in the first place. Hope that the translators will translate it as fast as possible now.

Nov 8, 11:04 PM by Congintive

Wow Knight's & Magic reached number 2! That's quite impressive.

Nov 8, 8:24 PM by fullmetalmasify

Now I need to catch up KonoSuba.

Nov 8, 7:43 PM by Detective1412