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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Dec 10 - 16

by Snow
Dec 20, 2018 8:23 AM | 19 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for December 10 - 16

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

*1. 66,007 142,672 Sword Art Online Vol.21
*2. 51,711 *51,711 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.14
*3. 16,137 *39,458 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.9
*4. 12,982 *12,982 Goblin Slayer Vol.9
*5. 12,124 *12,124 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Kieta Kuroneko wa Shitteiru
*6. 10,475 *12,756 Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Vol.5
*7. *7,852 *19,567 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.20
*8. *7,233 *13,193 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.5
*9. *7,052 132,884 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
10. *6,673 **6,673 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super: Brolly

11. *6,427 **7,853 Isekai Tensei no Boukensha Vol.5
12. *6,009 **6,009 Goblin Slayer Vol.9 Limited Edition
13. *5,510 *16,016 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.29
14. *5,440 *11,683 Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Vol.5
15. *4,520 **4,520 Fusaide: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangaihen Vol.3
16. *4,452 *11,020 Heavy Object Vol.16
17. *3,797 118,411 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.27
18. *3,736 *27,542 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.10
19. *3,683 **3,683 Isekai de Mofumofu-Nadenade suru Tame ni Ganbattemasu. Vol.6
20. *3,580 **3,580 Tensei shimashite, Genzai wa Jijo de Gozaimasu. Vol.3

21. *3,419 **4,111 Elite Bengoshi wa Dokusenyoku wo Kakusanai
22. *3,405 **4,102 Dekiama Anthology Vol.1
23. *3,363 *91,387 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
24. *3,342 *16,526 IDOLiSH7: Re:member
25. *3,192 **3,192 Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja: Sekai Saikyou no Kenja ga Sarani Tsuyokunaru Tame ni Tensei Shimashita Vol.7
26. *3,185 **3,185 Boukensha no Fuku, Tsukurimasu!

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*3. 66,007 142,672 Sword Art Online Vol.21
*4. 51,711 *51,711 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.14
*6. 16,137 *39,458 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.9
10. 12,982 *12,982 Goblin Slayer Vol.9
22. *7,852 *19,567 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.20
27. *7,052 132,884 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
32. *6,009 **6,009 Goblin Slayer Vol.9 Limited Edition
35. *5,510 *16,016 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.29
37. *5,440 *11,683 Isekai Izakaya "Nobu" Vol.5
46. *4,520 **4,520 Fusaide: Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangaihen Vol.3

47. *4,452 *11,020 Heavy Object Vol.16
(cut-off 4,182)

Book
29. 12,124 *12,124 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Kieta Kuroneko wa Shitteiru
39. 10,475 *12,756 Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Vol.5
(cut-off 9,047)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*4. *7,233 *13,193 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.5
*8. *6,673 **6,673 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super: Brolly
*9. *6,427 **7,853 Isekai Tensei no Boukensha Vol.5
12. *3,736 *27,542 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.10
13. *3,683 **3,683 Isekai de Mofumofu-Nadenade suru Tame ni Ganbattemasu. Vol.6
14. *3,580 **3,580 Tensei shimashite, Genzai wa Jijo de Gozaimasu. Vol.3
17. *3,342 *16,526 IDOLiSH7: Re:member
19. *3,192 **3,192 Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja: Sekai Saikyou no Kenja ga Sarani Tsuyokunaru Tame ni Tensei Shimashita Vol.7
20. *3,185 **3,185 Boukensha no Fuku, Tsukurimasu!
(cut-off 3,185)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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sunnykappa said:
@TodAboT as always on top again.

Are you trying to prove something? Stop tagging me on these posts. You're being obnoxious.

Dec 29, 2018 11:23 AM by TodAboT

@TodAboT as always on top again.

Dec 29, 2018 10:38 AM by sunnykappa

Xaelath said:
Utsuu said:


It sold over 3 million copies and has a considerable online presence, tho; for less than three years of publication.

The LN? maybe on early volume, seeing 12k volume is quite a pain considering it was a popular one.

The Manga sells 5-10 times higher than LN, just like Slime Isekai.


That, according to Oricon, of course. Light novels have a giant online marketing, which Oricon does not cover (That's what I meant by "online presence").

By the way, Tensura just announced 10 million sold copies after just announcing 7 millions. Each volume also costs 1/3 more than the manga ones, so I'd say the difference isn't that big overall.

Comparing Tensura and Goblin Slayer is like comparing Harry Potter and Game of Thrones; different reader targets, the former being wider (And the kind that buys physical copies). Also, Goblin Slayer announced the 3 million copies in July, so it was pre-anime and all.

It's not like I don't understand what you mean, tho, I just don't think it's that odd. Light Novels are still an odd market where it's hard to say anything. But seeing the rankings and scoring on Amazon and the announced online sales for Danmachi, for example, I'd say that neither Tensura nor Goblin Slayer have much to worry about.

Dec 21, 2018 8:31 PM by Utsuu

DracoConnie said:
_Ako_ said:


No wonder why it's #1 that explains it a lot

lol someone's being delusional. she's not even the main highlight of this volume. including silica and sinon, we already got 3 cait sith in the group, so alice is the least original of them all.


Implying you need to be the best gril to be fappable. Ohh sure dude...

Dec 21, 2018 4:58 PM by _Ako_

_Ako_ said:
-Mahesvara said:
mutha fuckin' Alice has cat ears


No wonder why it's #1 that explains it a lot

lol someone's being delusional. she's not even the main highlight of this volume. including silica and sinon, we already got 3 cait sith in the group, so alice is the least original of them all.

Dec 21, 2018 4:57 PM by DracoConnie

Danmachi doing really well, consedering it was released on december 15

Dec 21, 2018 9:20 AM by _AllenF

Utsuu said:
Xaelath said:
*4. 12,982 *12,982 Goblin Slayer Vol.9

I was right, it wasnt that popular in jp, the comic one seems more popular.
Even so airing anime with such sales even it only few days it is very underwhelming considering its popularity in "MAL"


It sold over 3 million copies and has a considerable online presence, tho; for less than three years of publication.

The LN? maybe on early volume, seeing 12k volume is quite a pain considering it was a popular one.

The Manga sells 5-10 times higher than LN, just like Slime Isekai.

Dec 21, 2018 3:04 AM by Xaelath

Xaelath said:
*4. 12,982 *12,982 Goblin Slayer Vol.9

I was right, it wasnt that popular in jp, the comic one seems more popular.
Even so airing anime with such sales even it only few days it is very underwhelming considering its popularity in "MAL"


It sold over 3 million copies and has a considerable online presence, tho; for less than three years of publication.

Dec 20, 2018 9:01 PM by Utsuu

kuuderes_shadow said:
Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*3. Goblin Slayer
*4. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*5. Seishun Buta Yarou Series
*6. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*8. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
*9. Hataraku Maou-sama!
10. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
13. GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
14. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
16. Heavy Object
17. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18. Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
19. BLEACH Can't Fear Your Own World


(Source: Oricon website)


aweseome to see all of these doing well. I still can't believe how Re:Zero never drops out. It's always in the top 20.

Dec 20, 2018 7:06 PM by derpinat0rz

*4. 12,982 *12,982 Goblin Slayer Vol.9

I was right, it wasnt that popular in jp, the comic one seems more popular.
Even so airing anime with such sales even it only few days it is very underwhelming considering its popularity in "MAL"

Dec 20, 2018 4:46 PM by Xaelath

Jackstyle said:
Alice got the same Upgrade like Sinon...Cat Ears. very innovative.


both are on the same race so

Dec 20, 2018 3:41 PM by Shinobihost

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Sword Art Online
*2. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*3. Goblin Slayer
*4. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*5. Seishun Buta Yarou Series
*6. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*7. Dragonball Super: Brolly novelisation
*8. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
*9. Hataraku Maou-sama!
10. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
11. Isekai Tensei no Boukensha
12. Isekai Izakaya "Nobu"
13. GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
14. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
15. Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen
16. Heavy Object
17. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18. Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
19. BLEACH Can't Fear Your Own World
20. Isekai de Mofumofu Nadenade suru tame ni Ganbattemasu.

(Source: Oricon website)

Dec 20, 2018 12:41 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Nice to see DanMachi in the top 2.

Dec 20, 2018 12:35 PM by applewitch

SAO still at top. AGGO good sales.

Dec 20, 2018 12:01 PM by chriskor022

Alice got the same Upgrade like Sinon...Cat Ears. very innovative.

Dec 20, 2018 10:48 AM by Jackstyle

Really glad that Honzuki no Gekokujou made it to the top 10 this week. A very underrated series imo that I hardly see anyone talk about.

I believe there was also a CD drama announecment made awhile back.

Dec 20, 2018 9:44 AM by Stark700

-Mahesvara said:
mutha fuckin' Alice has cat ears


No wonder why it's #1 that explains it a lot

Dec 20, 2018 9:13 AM by _Ako_

Already sold more than the last volume of snafu uff

Dec 20, 2018 8:44 AM by Akerakai

mutha fuckin' Alice has cat ears

Dec 20, 2018 8:27 AM by -Mahesvara