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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Nov 26 - Dec 2

by Snow
Dec 7, 2018 3:26 PM | 21 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for November 26 - December 2

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

*1. 21,956 114,360 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
*2. *8,250 *13,715 Kidou Senshi Gundam NT
*3. *8,245 109,399 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.27
*4. *7,850 **7,850 Seirei Gensouki Vol.12
*5. *7,019 **7,019 Last Embryo Vol.6
*6. *6,860 **6,860 Deokure Tamer no Sono Higurashi Vol.2
*7. *6,529 **6,529 Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja Vol.10
*8. *5,690 *25,050 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.13
*9. *5,515 **5,515 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.10
10. *5,479 **5,479 Youseiryuu wo Kainarase Vol.6

11. *5,173 **5,173 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 19-sai no Sekai Resurrection Vol.2
12. *4,570 *93,234 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.15
13. *4,496 **4,496 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Vol.11
14. *4,231 **4,231 Shounen Onmyouji "Gendai-hen Too no Nemuri no Mina Mezame"
15. *4,145 **4,145 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichido dake, Aemasu ka? Vol.7
16. *4,108 *22,088 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata "FD" Vol.2
17. *3,637 *84,603 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
18. *3,575 **3,575 Flower Knight Girl: Akaki Houseki to Kodai no Dance Party
19. *3,484 **3,484 Million Crown Vol.3
20. *3,413 **3,413 Kodomo no Ryoubun Remix: Be Under

21. *3,148 **3,148 Kyoumei Hatsujou
22. *2,959 *15,543 Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko Vol.5
23. *2,908 **2,908 Free Life Fantasy Online: Jingai Himesama, Hajimemashita
24. *2,650 **2,650 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.10
25. *2,631 **2,631 Sekkaku Cheat wo Moratte Isekai ni Teni shita n dakara, Suki na You ni Ikitemitai Vol.4
26. *2,553 **2,553 Koushaku-ke ni Umarete Shonichi ni Atotsugi Shikkaku Rakuin wo Osaremashita ga Kyou mo Genki ni Ikitemasu! Vol.2
27. *2,547 **2,547 Itsuka Yasahii Ame ni Naru

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*6. 21,956 114,360 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
12. *8,245 109,399 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.27
14. *7,850 **7,850 Seirei Gensouki Vol.12
20. *7,019 **7,019 Last Embryo Vol.6
24. *5,690 *25,050 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.13
25. *5,515 **5,515 Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.10
26. *5,479 **5,479 Youseiryuu wo Kainarase Vol.6
27. *5,173 **5,173 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 19-sai no Sekai Resurrection Vol.2
31. *4,570 *93,234 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.15
35. *4,231 **4,231 Shounen Onmyouji "Gendai-hen Too no Nemuri no Mina Mezame"

38. *4,145 **4,145 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichido dake, Aemasu ka? Vol.7
39. *4,108 *22,088 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata "FD" Vol.2
43. *3,637 *84,603 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
45. *3,575 **3,575 Flower Knight Girl: Akaki Houseki to Kodai no Dance Party
47. *3,484 **3,484 Million Crown Vol.3
49. *3,413 **3,413 Kodomo no Ryoubun Remix: Be Under
50. *3,410 179,222 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.8
(cut-off 3,410)

Book
37. *8,250 *13,715 Kidou Senshi Gundam NT
(cut-off 6,950)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*5. *6,860 **6,860 Deokure Tamer no Sono Higurashi Vol.2
*6. *6,529 **6,529 Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja Vol.10
10. *4,496 **4,496 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Vol.11
13. *3,148 **3,148 Kyoumei Hatsujou
14. *2,959 *15,543 Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko Vol.5
15. *2,908 **2,908 Free Life Fantasy Online: Jingai Himesama, Hajimemashita
17. *2,650 **2,650 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.10
18. *2,631 **2,631 Sekkaku Cheat wo Moratte Isekai ni Teni shita n dakara, Suki na You ni Ikitemitai Vol.4
19. *2,553 **2,553 Koushaku-ke ni Umarete Shonichi ni Atotsugi Shikkaku Rakuin wo Osaremashita ga Kyou mo Genki ni Ikitemasu! Vol.2
20. *2,547 **2,547 Itsuka Yasahii Ame ni Naru
(cut-off 2,547)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Grey-Zone said:

kuuderes_shadow said:
Series rankings from Oricon website:
[...]
*3. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
[...]

Seems Slime is having a similar experience on the LN side as Overlord did. Not present at all in the individual volumes sales list and yet still in the top 3 overall somehow.


Using the other set of series rankings, its average sales per volume were 1633. If volume 1 got the same relative to this average that Seishun Buta Yarou vol 1 did relative to its average, then it would have sold 2171 copies, which was 376 below the ranking threshold. It's not particularly notable when you think about it like that.

Dec 9, 2018 12:47 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Zefyris said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:


What? I just recently searched on the site that I normally use to order books and I was unable to find it there. And they have all licensed LNs.

here you go :
https://www.bookdepository.com/WorldEnd-Vol-1-Akira-Kareno/9781975326876
https://www.bookdepository.com/WorldEnd-Vol-2-Akira-Kareno/9781975326883

Volume 3 should logically be mid march.


Oh. Thanks. I serached on the same site using the original title. Probably I missed it because of this.

Dec 9, 2018 12:33 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Snow said:
*7. *6,529 **6,529 Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja Vol.10

Good to see that the isekai gender-bend kung-fu summoner is at least OK in sales. I'd definitly watch an anime version of it.

Though this seems to be a low-activity list, since there's only one series with 10k+ sales this week.



kuuderes_shadow said:
Series rankings from Oricon website:
[...]
*3. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
[...]

Seems Slime is having a similar experience on the LN side as Overlord did. Not present at all in the individual volumes sales list and yet still in the top 3 overall somehow.

Dec 9, 2018 10:37 AM by Grey-Zone

Yes! Seisen Gensouki's top 5!

Dec 9, 2018 10:31 AM by fullmetalmasify

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Zefyris said:

Sukasuka IS licensed and currently being released in English. Afaik the second volume is released this month (or was released last month?) and a new volume is planned every 4 months.


What? I just recently searched on the site that I normally use to order books and I was unable to find it there. And they have all licensed LNs.

here you go :
https://www.bookdepository.com/WorldEnd-Vol-1-Akira-Kareno/9781975326876
https://www.bookdepository.com/WorldEnd-Vol-2-Akira-Kareno/9781975326883

Volume 3 should logically be mid march.

Dec 9, 2018 10:24 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:


Just searched myself and looks like it is so. Ehh. I am Iiterested both in Alderamin and SukaSuka/SukaMoka but both were not licenced and my Jap is to bad to read anything.

Sukasuka IS licensed and currently being released in English. Afaik the second volume is released this month (or was released last month?) and a new volume is planned every 4 months.


What? I just recently searched on the site that I normally use to order books and I was unable to find it there. And they have all licensed LNs.

Dec 9, 2018 9:32 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Zefyris said:

no official translation, no licensing from any English publisher either.
AFAIK amateur translation hasn't even finished 3 novels, but they may have progressed a lot since then, as I haven't checked on that for a huge while.


Just searched myself and looks like it is so. Ehh. I am Iiterested both in Alderamin and SukaSuka/SukaMoka but both were not licenced and my Jap is to bad to read anything.

Sukasuka IS licensed and currently being released in English. Afaik the second volume is released this month (or was released last month?) and a new volume is planned every 4 months.

Dec 9, 2018 8:08 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:


Do you know if there an official or unoffical English translation for thre novels?

no official translation, no licensing from any English publisher either.
AFAIK amateur translation hasn't even finished 3 novels, but they may have progressed a lot since then, as I haven't checked on that for a huge while.


Just searched myself and looks like it is so. Ehh. I am iterested both in Alderamin and SukaSuka/SukaMoka but both were not licenced and my Jap is to bad to read anything.

Dec 9, 2018 7:55 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Zefyris said:

+ Maybe a few volumes that I missed from earlier because out of stock like that elusive final volume of Alderamin.



Do you know if there an official or unoffical English translation for thre novels?

no official translation, no licensing from any English publisher either.
AFAIK amateur translation hasn't even finished 3 novels, but they may have progressed a lot since then, as I haven't checked on that for a huge while.

Dec 9, 2018 7:39 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:

+ Maybe a few volumes that I missed from earlier because out of stock like that elusive final volume of Alderamin.



Do you know if there is an official or unoffical English translation for the novels?

Dec 9, 2018 6:27 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Detective1412 said:
So Oregairu reach 100k in 2 week, nice.

SheasonDuerulo said:
So uhhhh...
Is oregairu over now, or what?Anyone know what's going on?

There will be Volume 14 and it will be the last volume.

Damn, I need to catch up. Like 14 volumes or so

Dec 8, 2018 12:36 PM by JanPri

kuuderes_shadow said:

@Zefyris - SukaMoka is on the rankings (15th on the main list)


Oh wow, thanks, you're right, I was so sure it wasn't here that I just skimmed through to check, and ended up missing it.

That's really nice to see that this series is now doing well enough to rank in there even with its sequel, and despite having only around half of the week to sell. <3

Dec 8, 2018 2:35 AM by Zefyris

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. "Seishun Buta Yarou" Series
*2. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
*3. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*4. Seirei Gensouki
*5. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*6. Goblin Slayer
*7. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*8. Kidou Senshi Gundam NT novelisation
*9. Sword Art Online
10. Deokure Tamer no Sono Higurashi
11. Last Embryo
12. Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja
13. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akshic Records
14. Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou
15. Youseiryuu wo Kainarase
16. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
17. Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 19-sai no Resurrection
18. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
19. Shounen Onmyouji Gendai-hen
20. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mou Ichidou dake, Aemasu ka?

(Source: Oricon website)

@Zefyris - SukaMoka is on the rankings (15th on the main list)

Dec 8, 2018 2:29 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Gotta get my hand in a few weeks on that Last Embryo 6 and that Oregairu 13 together with the 7th volume of the hidden gem that is SukaMoka that got out this week on the first but didn't make the ranking as usual, the side stories volume of the excellent Honzuki that got out last month, the volume 17 of Honzuki and the final volume of KyouHora (this series is finally finished after above 25,000 pages lolmao) both getting out this week (should be in the next oricon chart report), and Danmachi vol 14 getting out one week later.
+ Maybe a few volumes that I missed from earlier because out of stock like that elusive final volume of Alderamin.

Looking forward to them all, nice list of release this month <3

caio_brb said:
What's the dofference between Bunko, Book, Literature Books Genre?

Book size. Bunko are the smallest type of book, easily fitting in pockets and usually very cheap. Book and literature book are shinsho and tankoubon formats, far bigger and about twice as pricier.

Dec 8, 2018 2:05 AM by Zefyris

What's the dofference between Bunko, Book, Literature Books Genre?

Dec 7, 2018 10:42 PM by caio_brb

Mahouka claiming that no.2 spot. so close!!

Dec 7, 2018 7:45 PM by Kyuu-oppa

Im excited for new SAO volume, after a year break. Lets see if got good sales.

Dec 7, 2018 5:41 PM by chriskor022

It'll be interesting to see how much Vol.14 will sale in the same amount of time.

Dec 7, 2018 5:18 PM by joe_g7

Those OreGairu sales make me a happy person.

Dec 7, 2018 3:51 PM by Reverberate

So Oregairu reach 100k in 2 week, nice.

SheasonDuerulo said:
So uhhhh...
Is oregairu over now, or what?Anyone know what's going on?

There will be Volume 14 and it will be the last volume.

Dec 7, 2018 3:45 PM by Detective1412