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Japan's Weekly Light Novel Rankings for Dec 24 - 30

by Snow
Jan 6, 12:42 PM | 15 Comments
Here are the weekly light novel rankings for December 24 - 30

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

*1. 28,313 *29,394 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.18
*2. 22,418 *23,581 Hidan no Aria Vol.30
*3. 17,701 *35,254 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.9
*4. 16,320 183,520 Sword Art Online Vol.21
*5. 14,702 *15,501 Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki Vol.8
*6. 14,330 105,340 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.14
*7. 13,387 *14,179 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.15
*8. 10,207 *10,207 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo Vol.9
*9. *7,591 *26,057 Shin High School DxD Vol.2
10. *7,586 *13,936 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.14

11. *7,000 **7,000 Kenja no Mago Vol.9
12. *5,560 *20,321 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.11
13. *5,414 *19,411 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super: Brolly
14. *5,247 *13,789 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.15
15. *4,644 *29,022 Goblin Slayer Vol.9
16. *4,101 *10,742 Dragon Ball Super: Brolly
17. *3,913 141,424 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
18. *3,892 **4,081 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.20
19. *3,882 *98,560 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
20. *3,785 *13,377 Only Sense Online Vol.16

Separated by Specific Ranking
Bunko
*1. 28,313 *29,394 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.18
*2. 22,418 *23,581 Hidan no Aria Vol.30
*4. 17,701 *35,254 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.9
*7. 16,320 183,520 Sword Art Online Vol.21
*8. 14,330 105,340 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.14
12. 10,207 *10,207 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo Vol.9
22. *7,591 *26,057 Shin High School DxD Vol.2
23. *7,586 *13,936 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.14
26. *7,000 **7,000 Kenja no Mago Vol.9
39. *5,560 *20,321 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.11

45. *4,644 *29,022 Goblin Slayer Vol.9
(cut-off 3,988)

Book
26. 14,702 *15,501 Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki Vol.8
33. 13,387 *14,179 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.15
(cut-off 9,916)

Literature Books Genre (duplicates removed)
*8. *5,414 *19,411 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super: Brolly
10. *5,247 *13,789 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.15
16. *3,892 **4,081 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.20
(cut-off 3,253)

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Some people in this thread seem to have very strange ideas of what constitutes "most" or "the majority".

Jan 7, 12:20 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Series rankings from Oricon website:
*1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*3. Seishun Buta Yarou Series
*4. Sword Art Online
*5. Hidan no Aria
*6. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
*7. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*8. Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
*9. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
10. Goblin Slayer
11. Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo
12. Dragonball Super: Brolly novelisation
13. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
14. Shin Highschool DxD
15. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
16. Kenja no Mago
17. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
18. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
19. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
20. Hoshi no Kirby

(Source: Oricon website)

Jan 7, 12:11 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Lul-oppa said:
KazuXSora said:


Then stop reading LN.
Most are isekai.
I dont read isekai LN. I only watch like 1-2 isekai anime. I'm sick of it because the majority of works are only of this genre. It is saturating the market



Sadly, this saturation is still selling very well.

Need to stop being commercially profitable to die. Wont happen any time soon.

Jan 7, 11:58 AM by Fabris

KazuXSora said:
Lul-oppa said:
really getting sick of this isekai trend


Then stop reading LN.
Most are isekai.
I dont read isekai LN. I only watch like 1-2 isekai anime. I'm sick of it because the majority of works are only of this genre. It is saturating the market

Jan 7, 11:51 AM by SSAEM

loolz said:
Zefyris said:

Considering we're getting stuff like Honzuki no Gekokujou, Youjo Senki & co as a part of it, hopefully not any time soon.


And Slime/Ascendance of a Bookworm

honzuki no gekokujou IS ascendance of a bookworm :p.
I haven't read slime so I'm not sure but the adaptation is enjoyable so far indeed, if the anime continues to please me in the second half I may indeed add them to my collection after I finish to read my backlog this year~.

Jan 7, 9:11 AM by Zefyris

*2. 22,418 *23,581 Hidan no Aria Vol.30

I'm still wondering how is the plot direction took off from the last time that I read.

Jan 7, 4:32 AM by NeoAnkara

KazuXSora said:
Lul-oppa said:
really getting sick of this isekai trend


Then stop reading LN.
Most are isekai.

They are not ,
It's just most mainstream one were Isekai.

Also i am quite sure all of the listed one here Wasn't that shit kind of Isekai since I've read some of them.

Otherwise i would've joined the isetrash rants.

Jan 6, 11:55 PM by Xaelath

Lul-oppa said:
really getting sick of this isekai trend


Then stop reading LN.
Most are isekai.

Jan 6, 10:51 PM by KazuXSora

Obligatory 'Re:Zero S2 when?' comments.

And after biggest changed on Arifureta's anime staff, hope it won't disappoint us but well, as long as it's Isekai, I'm not sure

*2. 22,418 *23,581 Hidan no Aria Vol.30

Oh well, it keep going.

Jan 6, 6:24 PM by Detective1412

I am glad to see Grimgar in the top 10 though I was expecting Hidan no Aria to be somewhere in the top 5

Jan 6, 4:58 PM by fullmetalmasify

really getting sick of this isekai trend

Jan 6, 3:27 PM by SSAEM

Swagernator said:
Wonder when the isekai boom ends.


Not any time soon.

Jan 6, 2:45 PM by caio_brb

Zefyris said:
Swagernator said:
Wonder when the isekai boom ends.

Considering we're getting stuff like Honzuki no Gekokujou, Youjo Senki & co as a part of it, hopefully not any time soon.


And Slime/Ascendance of a Bookworm

Jan 6, 1:43 PM by loolz

Swagernator said:
Wonder when the isekai boom ends.

Considering we're getting stuff like Honzuki no Gekokujou, Youjo Senki & co as a part of it, hopefully not any time soon.

Jan 6, 1:38 PM by Zefyris

Wonder when the isekai boom ends.

Jan 6, 12:47 PM by Swagernator