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  Shock. Trump and Hilton in bed. See is not removed.
Posted by: Wayneitari - 9 hours ago - Forum: General Light Novels - No Replies

Shock video look is not removed. Link - HERE

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  Best selling light novels of the year/all time (thread ver. 2)
Posted by: kuuderes_shadow - 09-01-2015, 08:44 PM - Forum: General Light Novels - Replies (90)

Introduction:

Welcome to the now not-so-newly revamped thread. When I ran out of space on the previous thread while trying to add a few things to it, I decided that I would recreate the thread after the end of 2014. As it's a new thread, I thought I would take the opportunity to add a couple of new features as well.

So what is this thread?
Basically, it's an aggregate list of light novel sales figures in Japan, covering all* the data that I know to exist. The ultimate source of this data is Oricon, but (with a small number of exceptions) the figures are retrieved from secondary sources.

There are different lists that cover different sets of data. Each list will have an explanation at the top as to what is or is not included. Note that the "All time best sellers" list is considered one list, despite covering three different posts.

*Well, almost.

Contents:
post 1 - Introduction/Contents/What if the list is wrong?
post 2 - Year bestsellers (2016)
post 3 - All time best sellers (100k+ sales)
post 4 - All time best sellers (50000-99999 sales)
post 5 - All time best sellers (30000-49999 sales)
post 6 - All time best sellers redux version (top seller of each series only)
post 7 - Top 40 bestselling volumes by sales at end of week 3.
post 8 - Year bestsellers (2015)
post 9 - Year bestsellers (2014)
post 10 - Year bestsellers (2013)

What if the list is wrong? Comments and responses:
C: x is not a light novel. Why do you include it?
R: This list contains more things than just light novels in the strictest sense of the term. It's a fairly loose term anyway, and I want to encompass some of the ambiguous areas.

C: x is a light novel and is not included/you have included some volumes of series x but not others. Please add the rest.
R: Does the volume have sales data that confirms its total sales? Bear in mind that just because (especially) MAL/2ch/The News Club/Mecasonic's thread on this forum/ANN etc. etc. include it in their lists, doesn't necessarily mean that I deem it worth including.

C: Your sales data does not match what I have/the final figure on x site. Why?
R: Chances are that whichever of our figures is higher is probably the right one. If yours is higher, please point me to your data source. Remember that the yearly sales figure includes data from the weekly rankings ONLY.

C: Why does x volume have vastly fewer sales than y volume from the same series when x came first? Surely most of the people who bought y would have also bought x?
R: Data is only included where it is reported. Sometimes volumes rerank after a long time period, adding in all the sales that were missing from before. When in the year the volume was released can affect things as well, particularly for those series that appear on the year end rankings. Furthermore, we have access to more rankings now than we did in the past, some of which have the potential to sustain series with good long tails on the rankings for a very long time. Plus of course sometimes a volume can just sell faster/get lucky to rank a few times more than an earlier volume did. And sometimes the series is just getting more popular over time.

C: Your number of days for x volume is wrong
R: Release date is actually far more fickle than you would think. Most publishers have an official date when the volumes are released, but in every case the actual release date won't always match up with this official date. In some cases (here's looking at you, Kadokawa Sneaker/Beans Bunko) they almost never do. Furthermore, some places will make things available for sale before even this actual release date, leading to volumes accumulating sales with negative days since release. My release dates are for the most part taken from either Amazon or the News Club threads. The two are usually the same and correspond to the actual release date, rather than the official one. In a very small number of cases they are taken from other sources, which may use the official release date instead.
On the other hand, there have been a few occasions in the past where I have forgotten to update the "data up to" date when updating the sales of a volume. If you think my figure is genuinely wrong and your number of days is significantly higher than mine, please point it out to me, along with a source, and I will check to make sure that my figure is accurate.
If my figure is significantly higher than the figure you have, chances are there is some later data which you are unaware of.

C: The publisher said the volume sold x copies.
R: This is usually the number of copies shipped, not sold, and is often an approximate figure, and one with no date on it. Thus it is not included.

C: <<Anything else>>
R: Please post, giving links to sources where appropriate

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Thumbs Up English Light Novels
Posted by: yukinojo - 16-09-2014, 03:31 AM - Forum: General Light Novels - Replies (11)

So there's news about a production studio called Black Sakura releasing a new light novel series in English. They are also working on translating it into Japanese. So it's a reverse process. I know most of the people who work for the studio and their releasing a light novel on the 25th of this month (September).
I'll be posting the info on it later when it releases.
Who here have read light novels that were written in English first?
Usually they aren't all that great and they aren't published.

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  Light Novel Commercials/Promotional Videos
Posted by: SamZ - 14-06-2014, 08:28 PM - Forum: General Light Novels - Replies (3)

This thread will serve for mentioning commercials for light novels.

It doesn't exactly fit under the adaptations section, so started it here...

Kadokawa's 90 seconds shadow guide to their publications:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEHUwQ353eQ

You can see some manga and light novel titles among the books Smile

Please use this thread for posting light novel related commercials and promotional videos.

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  Best selling Light Novels of 2014
Posted by: kuuderes_shadow - 11-08-2013, 08:13 AM - Forum: General Light Novels - Replies (55)

THIS THREAD IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. The current thread can be found here: http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=26308

Final list for 2013 is here (sales of 50k or greater only).

The following is a list of all volumes that have sales of 30k+ recorded in the weekly oricon rankings for calendar 2014 (start date 30th December 2013). Volumes that were released before 2014 are in italics. For these volumes, only the sales that the lists show as having been during 2014 are counted. When there are multiple versions of a light novel that both rank, the total is what is listed below. All items that appear in the light novel rankings are valid for inclusion in this list, whether or not they are actually a light novel. This is the case for all lists on this thread.

On the second part of the post is a list of data stretching back to 2009. For more details see below.

NOTE: This is now the final list for 2014.

1 498,718 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 5
2 350,706 kagerou days 5
3 345,886 sword art online 15
4 330,244 sword art online 14
5 237,754 sword art online progressive 3
6 197,463 mahouka koukou no rettousei 14
7 179,903 kuroko no basket replace 5
8 171,681 owarimonogatari 3
9 162,196 owarimonogatari 2
10 160,275 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 3
11 157,503 mahouka koukou no rettousei 13
12 154,748 zoku owarimonogatari
13 153,952 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 6
14 153,377 omoide no marnie
15 146,146 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 11
16 143,506 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 2
17 140,454 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 9
18 139,187 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 4
19 138,702 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 10
20 138,657 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 10
21 135,871 kokuhaku yokou-renshuu
22 134,316 Kagerou Days 1
23 129,991 no game no life 6
24 128,682 no game no life 1
25 122,727 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 10
26 119,858 kokuhaku yokou-renshuu yakimochi no kotae
27 115,323 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 9
28 113,672 no game no life 2
29 107,337 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 6.5
30 107,254 accel world 16
31 105,806 no game no life 3
32 104,011 accel world 17
33 99,790 no game no life 4
34 96,672 Kagerou Days 4
35 95,183 Kagerou days 2
36 92,147 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 1
37 91,942 no game no life 5
38 89,460 Kagerou Days 3
39 83,191 Date A Live 10
40 82,114 shinrei tantei yakumo: another files 2
41 80,105 sword art online alternative gun gale online 1
42 79,613 Date A Live 11
43 79,229 youkai apartment no yuuga na nichijou 10
44 75,956 kokuhaku yokou-renshuu hatsukoi no ehon
45 75,396 Durarara!! 13
46 73,633 Hataraku Maou-sama! 11
47 72,417 Hidan no Aria 18
48 72,152 infinite stratos 9
49 69,826 Hidan no Aria 17
50 69,597 ten mei jidou arslan senki 14
51 63,990 highschool dxd 17
52 62,189 kino no tabi 18
53 61,565 Hataraku Maou-sama! 0
54 60,606 bannou kanteishi Q no Jikenbo 1
55 60,100 strike the blood 11
56 59,488 highschool dxd 18
57 57,249 highschool dxd 19
58 57,104 strike the blood 10
59 56,729 Juuni Kokuki 12
60 56,331 bannou kanteishi Q no nazotoki
61 55,614 na no nai shisha
62 55,295 ansatsu kyoushitsu ya-tan
63 53,359 date a live encore 2
64 52,813 okitegami kyouko no bibouroku
65 51,807 log horizon 8
66 51,680 mondaiji-tachi ga isekai kara kuru sou desu yo? soshite, usagi wa rengoku e
67 51,377 kakuritsu sousakan mikoshiba gakuto: himitsu no game
68 49,199 turuku no kaizoku 4
69 48,991 tenshitachi no kadai katsudou 4
70 48,517 mondaiji-tachi ga isekai kara kuru sou desu yo? ute, hoshi no hikari yori hayaku!
71 47,871 the last -naruto the movie-
72 46,845 amagi brilliant park 3
73 46,697 amagi brilliant park 4
74 46,572 date a live encore 3
75 45,104 Hidan no Aria 19
76 44,162 sword art online progressive 2
77 43,055 kuroko no basket tv anime character book 4
78 42,572 ashita no kodomo-tachi
79 42,460 tokutou tenjouin α no nanjiken 5
80 42,231 shingeki no kyojin animation side kou
81 42,006 kanojo wa uso wo aishisugiteru
82 41,755 amagi brilliant park 1
83 41,548 kantai collection: kan musume gata roku
84 41,481 eromanga-sensei 3
85 41,469 madan no ou to vanadis 10
86 41,063 nisekoi: urabana 2
87 40,868 zettai naru isolator 1
88 40,835 kantai collection: Chinjufu Seikatsu no Susume vol. 3
89 40,218 oishii coffee no ire kata second season 18
90 38,234 dungeon ni deai wo motomeru no wa machigatteiru no darou ka 5
91 37,930 durarara!! gaiden!?
92 37,905 kyoukaisenjou no horizon 7 part 1
93 37,584 kaiketsu zorori series 56
94 37,428 tokyo ghoul sekijitsu
95 37,247 sekaiichi hatsukoi 5
96 37,237 full metal panic! Another 7
97 37,063 mikagura gakuen kimikyoku 4
98 36,983 shuuen no shiori shuumatsu -re:write-
99 36,847 mahouka koukou no rettousei 1
100 36,440 love live! School idol diary μ's no Natsuyasumi
101 36,200 madan no ou to vanadis 8
102 36,173 durarara!! SH
103 35,464 mikagura gakuen kimikyoku 3
104 35,236 tokyo ravens 12
105 35,073 seirei tsukai no blade dance 13
106 34,523 mahouka koukou no rettousei 3
107 34,026 eromanga-sensei 2 imouto to sekai de ichiban omoshiroi shousetsu
108 33,448 tokyo ravens 11
109 33,345 ore no kanojo to osananajimi ga shuraba sugiru 7
110 33,298 kyoukaisenjou no horizon 7 part 2
111 33,074 madan no ou to vanadis 9
112 32,739 shuuen no shiori ketsuraku -re:code
113 32,624 shokugeki no souma a la carte
114 32,317 hentai ouji to warawanai neko 8
115 31,814 ore no kanojo to osananajimi ga shuraba sugiru 8
116 31,746 durarara!! sh x2
117 31,525 sekaiichi hatsukoi 6
118 31,001 shinrei tantei yakumo 9
119 30,772 kantai collection: chinjufu Seikatsu no Susume vol. 4
120 30,637 Kaiketsu Zorori Series 54
121 30,636 oda nobuna no yabou zenkoku-ban 11
122 30,587 knights & magic 4


Items on the list with their names in italics were released in a previous year. For these releases, only those sales which can be confirmed from the weekly rankings as having taken place this year are counted towards the rankings on this list.



Part 2

As data towards the lower part of the rankings will be significantly affected by when in the week the series came out, the number of days between that volume's release and its last data is included in brackets at the end of the line. This cannot be done effectively for releases with multiple versions - which instead have the number of versions written in. This impacts the data in other ways, though, so it is worthwhile to include. NOTE: This has been removed to save space. This thread will be recreated at the start of next year and will include them again. I still have the data on the main spreadsheet.

1 2,323,668 moshi koukou yakyuu no joshi manager ga drucker no "management" wo yondara
2 1,309,763 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 1
3 914,898 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 2
4 893,731 toshokan sensou 1
5 792,816 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 3
6 654,786 kagerou days 1
7 633,832 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 4
8 631,455 sword art online 1
9 584,091 toshokan sensou 2
10 564,875 kagerou days 2
11 546,627 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 5
12 512,539 sword art online 5
13 504,954 sword art online 2
14 503,365 kagerou days 3
15 499,860 toshokan sensou 3
16 493,024 sword art online 6
17 488,975 ookami kodomo no ame to yuki
18 477,479 toshokan sensou 4
19 448,328 summer wars
20 440,937 kagerou days 4
21 437,953 toshokan sensou 5
22 435,124 suzumiya haruhi series 10
23 419,607 sword art online 4
24 414,219 sword art online 3
25 402,030 sword art online 7
26 398,038 kagerou days 5
27 389,082 toshokan sensou 6
28 386,277 sword art online 8
29 382,179 Juuni Kokuki 12
30 375,055 sword art online 9
31 364,837 sword art online 11
32 357,265 sword art online 10
33 352,648 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 1
34 350,693 sword art online 14
35 349,827 sword art online 12
36 345,886 sword art online 15
37 333,309 sword art online progressive 2
39 329,380 sword art online progressive 1
38 328,113 durarara!! 1
40 319,713 sword art online 13
41 316,365 bannou kanteishi Q no Jikenbo 1
42 312,251 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 1
43 306,989 kuroko no basket replace 1
44 304,161 kuroko no basket replace 4
45 294,570 kuroko no basket replace 2
46 275,824 kuroko no basket replace 3
47 271,552 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 6
48 270,615 mahouka koukou no rettousei 1
49 269,852 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 7
50 266,030 durarara!! 2
51 265,953 koimonogatari
52 263,448 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 2
53 256,812 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 3
54 256,003 kotenbu series 1
55 253,748 baka to test to shoukanjuu 9
56 253,254 colorful
57 251,287 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 2
58 246,765 bokura ga ita
59 246,650 mahouka koukou no rettousei 7
60 245,314 la maison en petits cubes
61 238,712 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 5
62 238,096 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 8
676 237,754 sword art online progressive 3
63 237,196 durarara!! 3
64 234,510 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 1
65 233,595 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 8
66 232,310 mahouka koukou no rettousei 2
67 230,042 koyomimonogatari
68 227,883 one piece strong worlds vol 1
69 226,371 mahouka koukou no rettousei 13
70 225,625 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 7
71 221,683 baka to test to shoukanjuu 7
72 221,681 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 10
73 219,395 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 12
74 218,081 durarara!! 4
75 217,432 kyou, koi wo hajimemasu
76 216,505 mahouka koukou no rettousei 3
77 215,859 kuroko no basket replace 5
78 215,358 toaru majutsu no index 20
79 213,382 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 4
80 211,145 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 1
81 210,846 owarimonogatari 2
82 210,664 baka to test to shoukanjuu 7.5
83 208,502 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 9
84 208,078 tsukimonogatari
85 207,802 bannou kanteishi Q no Jikenbo 2
86 207,208 another 1
87 206,593 mahouka koukou no rettousei 14
88 206,345 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai[i] 4
89 203,672 baka to test to shoukanjuu 10
90 202,795 owarimonogatari 3
91 202,675 sora tobu kouhoushitsu
92 201,658 baka to test to shoukanjuu 9.5
93 199,506 toaru majutsu no index 21
94 198,757 [i]boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 3
95 197,573 baka to test to shoukanjuu 8
96 196,364 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 11
97 195,214 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 6
98 194,372 durarara!! 7
99 191,111 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 2
100 190,900 IS: infinite stratos 7
101 190,411 IS: infinite stratos 6
102 187,264 mahouka koukou no rettousei 4
103 187,129 kotenbu series 2
104 185,760 yojouhan shinwa taikei
105 185,084 durarara!! 9
106 182,795 baka to test to shoukanjuu 12
107 182,308 another 2
108 182,233 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 7
109 181,629 baka to test to shoukanjuu 11
110 181,345 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 9
111 180,672 owarimonogatari 1
112 178,624 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 3
113 178,209 IS: infinite stratos 4
114 177,879 IS: infinite stratos 5
115 177,158 IS: infinite stratos 3
116 176,417 no game no life 1
117 173,694 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 9
118 173,589 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 5
119 173,129 tenchi meisatsu
120 171,789 IS: infinite stratos 1
121 171,708 onimonogatari
122 170,295 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai connect
123 169,575 no game no life 5
124 169,291 baka to test to shoukanjuu 10.5
125 169,022 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 3
126 168,121 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 2
127 168,013 saiunkoku monogatari 17 part 1
128 167,712 otorimonogatari
129 167,009 saiunkoku monogatari 17 part 2
130 165,732 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 8
131 165,492 kotenbu series 3
132 164,222 IS: infinite stratos 2
133 163,632 kotenbu series 5
134 163,409 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 10
135 162,916 kabukimonogatari
136 162,345 toaru majutsu no index 22
137 161,947 no game no life 2
138 160,780 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 4
139 160,631 no game no life 6
140 160,469 baka to test to shoukanjuu 1
141 160,352 zoku owarimonogatari
142 159,002 durarara!! 10
143 158,612 kotenbu series 4
144 158,205 no game no life 4
145 157,107 no game no life 3
146 156,192 hanamonogatari
147 155,453 saiunkoku monogatari side story 4
684 153,952 biblia koshodou no jiken techou 6
148 153,377 omoide no marnie
149 152,918 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 9
150 151,404 katekyo hitman reborn! kakushidama 3
151 150,971 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 6
152 150,408 shinsekai yori 1
153 147,911 saiunkoku monogatari 15
154 146,387 one piece film z
155 146,223 ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai 5
156 146,146 shinyaku toaru majutsu no index 11
157 146,114 katekyo hitman reborn! kakushidama 4
158 145,690 mahouka koukou no rettousei 8
159 145,579 gintama 3 nen z gumi ginpachi sensei 4
160 145,035 boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai 10
161 143,998 mahouka koukou no rettousei 10
162 141,220 mahouka koukou no rettousei 9
176 139,187 haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 4
163 138,982 kanojo wa uso wo aishisugiteru
186 138,657 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 10
164 138,310 GOSICK 1
165 138,034 mahouka koukou no rettousei 11
166 137,041 bannou kanteishi Q no Jikenbo 9
167 136,968 durarara!! 5
188 135,871 kokuhaku yokou-renshuu
168 135,860 gintama 3 nen z gumi ginpachi sensei returns
169 135,730 saiunkoku monogatari 20
170 135,559 accel world 13
171 135,381 baka to test to shoukanjuu 2
172 134,693 accel world 14
173 133,564 Durarara!! 11
174 132,988 nekomonogatari 2
175 132,726 one piece strong worlds vol 2
177 131,063 accel world 1
178 131,034 omoide no toki shuri shimasu 1
179 130,804 durarara!! 8
180 129,860 accel world 16
181 128,955 accel world 11
182 127,917 nekomonogatari 1
183 127,120 mahouka koukou no rettousei 12
184 126,704 mahouka koukou no rettousei 5
185 126,479 shinrei tantei yakumo: another files 2
187 125,969 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 8
194 125,170 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 1
189 124,457 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 6
190 123,542 accel world 10
191 121,800 toradora 10
192 121,691 Hidan no Aria 1
193 121,515 Hataraku Maou-sama! 1
207 119,858 kokuhaku yokou-renshuu yakimochi no kotae
195 118,851 seirei no moribito
196 118,125 accel world 15
197 117,524 date a live 7
198 116,920 jojomenon
199 114,970 Hidan no Aria 9
200 114,519 toaru majutsu no index 17
201 114,266 Hidan no Aria 11
202 114,194 Hidan no Aria 8
203 113,809 ao no exorcist weekend hero
204 109,995 toaru majutsu no index 18
205 109,742 full metal panic! 12
206 108,808 toaru majutsu no index 19
208 107,786 kuroko no basket tv anime characters book 2
209 107,683 IS: infinite stratos 8
210 107,337 yahari ore no seishun love-come wa machigatteiru 6.5
211 106,503 Hidan no Aria 10
212 105,697 seitokai series spinoffs 4
213 104,011 accel world 17
214 103,734 kuroko no basket tv anime characters book 1
215 103,528 date a live 9
216 103,482 kino no tabi 13
217 103,314 Hidan no Aria 2
218 102,759 bakemonogatari 1
219 101,720 seitokai series spinoffs 5
220 101,261 Hidan no Aria 3

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last edit: 5th January 2015 - updated with data up to 28th December 2014.

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  Weekly Light Novels Oricon Rankings
Posted by: Mecasonic13 - 16-05-2013, 09:01 AM - Forum: General Light Novels - Replies (68)

I think it might be better to keep them in a single thread, since sales thread typically don't produce a lot of discussion... And maybe I will find a way to motivate myself to keep posting them every week.

Weekly Oricon Rankings: 06/05/2013~13/05/2013
Ranking / This week's sales / Cumulative Sales / Release Date / Titles
*2 *91,775 *91,775 2013/05/10 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament vol. 7
*5 *30,503 275,436 2013/04/05 Kenchou Omote Nashi Ka
*6 *30,228 *30,228 2013/05/10 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon VI-A
*7 *25,500 829,076 2011/04/23 Toshokan Sensou vol. 1 (Bunko edition)
*9 *24,662 *24,662 2013/05/10 Hitotsu no Tairiki no Monogatari (Second Part)
11 *17,035 539,251 2011/04/23 Toshokan Sensou vol. 2 (Bunko edition)
16 *14,596 459,112 2011/05/23 Toshokan Sensou vol. 3 (Bunko edition)
17 *13,748 *13,748 2013/05/10 Goshujin-sama wa Yamaneko-hime vol. 12
18 *13,708 *13,708 2013/05/10 Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou vol. 5
19 *13,522 438,098 2011/06/23 Toshokan Sensou vol. 4 (Bunko edition)
20 *13,225 398,449 2011/07/23 Toshokan Sensou vol. 5 (Bunko edition)
21 *11,686 357,707 2011/08/25 Toshokan Sensou vol. 6 (Bunko edition)
25 **9,762 **9,762 2013/05/10 Nareru! SE vol. 9
26 **9,465 **9,465 2013/05/10 Yagate Maken no Alicebell vol. III
27 **9,352 291,779 2013/04/10 Sword Art Online vol. 12
32 **8,231 **8,231 2013/05/10 Tsuyokunai Mama New Game Stage 1
36 **7,253 *96,736 2011/03/18 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
37 **7,112 108,771 2011/02/10 Hataraku Maou-sama!
38 **7,091 *91,690 2011/06/10 Hataraku Maou-sama! vol. 2
40 **6,691 *79,266 2011/10/08 Hataraku Maou-sama! vol. 3
41 **6,512 *73,375 2011/07/20 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol. 2
42 **6,479 *82,305 2013/04/23 Hidan no Aria vol. XIV
43 **6,299 *74,532 2013/04/23 Infinite Stratos vol. 8
44 **6,194 287,871 2013/01/11 Shokubutsu Zukan (Bunko edition)
45 **6,088 *70,073 2012/02/10 Hataraku Maou-sama! vol. 4
46 **5,960 *56,719 2012/03/16 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol. 4
47 **5,955 *62,763 2011/11/18 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. vol. 3
49 **5,725 629,841 2013/02/22 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou vol. 4
50 **5,692 *63,101 2012/06/08 Hataraku Maou-sama! vol. 5

Source: 2ch



Overall a standard performance for the new Dengeki Bunko releases (Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Hitotsu no Tairiki no Monogatari, Nareru SE, goshujin-sama wa Yamaneko-hime, boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou, Yagate Maken no Alicebell) which sold this week roughly as much copies as the previous volumes did on their first week; besides that, we get to see Hataraku Maou-sama! and Oregairu thanks to their anime adaptation, as well as Hiro Arikawa's Toshokan Sensou and Kenchou Omote Nashi Ka due to their LA movie adaptation. The rest of the rankings are a few high-selling novels (Hidan no Aria, SAO and IS) slowly drifting out of the rankings, Biblia ranking because it's Biblia (and the cut-off line was low this week) and Shokubutsu Zukan for reasons that I ignore (maybe it's just getting a boost due to other Arikawa's works getting more popular with the movies?).

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  The weekly novels rankings for April 1st - 7th Rank / This week's sa
Posted by: aman2khairkar - 15-04-2013, 06:13 PM - Forum: General Light Novels - No Replies

Light Novel
*1, 48,236 *,*86,319 Baka to Test to ShoukanjuuVol.11
*2, 25,321 *,*42,442 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru sou desu yo?Vol.7
*3, 16,237 *,587,632 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken TechouVol.4
*4, 15,737 *,*37,834 Juuni KokukiKaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.1
*5, 15,563 *,*36,980 Juuni KokukiKaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.2
*6, 13,030 *,*26,685 Kokoro ConnectAsu Random Vol.2
*7, 11,485 *,*28,481 Baka to Test to ShoukanjuuVol.11 with a Drama CD
*8, 10,438 *,*10,438 Psycho-Pass Zero
*9, 10,233 *,*18,534 Hakushaku to YouseiVol.32
10, *9,929 *,711,055 Thoshokan SensouVol.1

11, *9,782 *,**9,782 Pscyho-PassVol.2
12, *8,212 *,**8,212 Kanojo ga Flag wo OraretaraVol.5
13, *7,025 *,*71,179 Date A LiveVol.7
14, *6,776 *,*11,201 Rokurengoku MonogatariVol.5
15, *6,723 1,289,909 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken TechouVol.1
16, *6,661 *,**6,661 Dragon BalChouzenshuu Animation Guide Vol.2
17, *6,299 *,*11,334 Kubi no Hime to Kubinashi KishiVol.6
18, *6,058 *,*37,493 Seikai no SenkiVol.5
19, *6,041 *,*58,556 New Seitokai no Ichizonvol.2
20, *5,865 *,**5,865 Zenra Otoko to Shibainu Otoko
21, *5,804 *,*22,615 RDG: Red Data GirlVol.5
22, *5,750 *,**8,548 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen LoveCome wo Zenryoku de Jama-shiteiruVol.4
23, *5,643 *,*58,406 Hataraku Maou-samaVol.1
24, *5,627 *,914,898 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken TechouVol.2
25, *5,394 *,792,816 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken TechouVol.3
26, *5,346 *,**8,672 Sugar Apple Fairy TaleVol.12

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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  New light novel label: Overlap Bunko
Posted by: Mecasonic13 - 30-12-2012, 01:57 AM - Forum: General Light Novels - Replies (2)

So Overlap, a new company that was created this year by MF executives, has announced a new light novel label: Overlap Bunko (Official Site, Trailer, Twitter Account)

For now they have announced two light novels series : Infinite Stratos and Occultis;Nine:

  • Infinite Stratos is going to be a continuation of the series originally published by Media Factory under the MF Bunko J label. Choco will replace Okiura as the illustrator. Volume 8 has been announced to be released in April. The 7 previous volumes will also be rereleased with Choco's illustrations. (Trailer, Official Site)
  • Occultis;Nine is a new light novel by the author of Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes. The illustrator is pako. (Trailer, Official Site)

The official site also shows illustrations by refeia, Kana Ishida and Shirabii, although I don't know if there are previews of yet-to-be-announced novels or not.

The writers for this new label are:

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  Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2013 Rankings
Posted by: Mecasonic13 - 17-11-2012, 05:41 AM - Forum: General Light Novels - No Replies

Series Rankings:

1. Sword Art Online (Dengeki Bunko)
2. Toaru Majutsu no Index (Dengeki Bunko)
3. Rokka no Yuusha (Super Dash Bunko)
4. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Famitsu Bunko)
5. Oreimo (Dengeki Bunko)
6. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rom-Com wa Machigatteiru. (GaGaGa Bunko)
7. Durarara!! (Dengeki Bunko)
8. Shinonome Yuuko (Famitsu Bunko)
9. Sakurada Reset (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko)
10. Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (Dengeki Bunko)

11. Accel World (Dengeki Bunko)
12. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Dengeki Bunko)
13. Mirror of Heaven Alderamin (Dengeki Bunko)
14. Ben-To (Super Dash Bunko)
15. Kokoro Connect (Famitsu Bunko)
16. No Game No Life (MF Bunko J)
17. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (MF Bunko J)
18. Kino no Tabi (Dengeki Bunko)
19. Seitokai no Ichizon (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko)
20. Nourin (GA Bunko)
21. Idolising! (Dengeki Bunko)
22. Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Itakoro...... (Famitsu Bunko)
23. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo? (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko)
24. Hazuki Rion no Teikoku (GaGaGa Bunko)
25. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Gagaga Bunko)
26. Shakugan no Shana (Dengeki Bunko)
27. Tekkaio (Super Dash Bunko)
28. Oda Nobuna no Yabou (GA Bunko)
29. Kuzu ga Mirumiru Sorenari ni Naru "Kamatari-san Shiki" Mote Nyuumon (Famitsu Bunko)
30. Narusa! SE (Dengeki Bunko)
31. Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (Famitsu Bunko)
32. Hidan no Aria (MF Bunko J)
33. Ko Hitsuji wa Mayowanai (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko)
34. Black Bullet (Dengeki Bunko)
35. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko)
36. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha?! (HJ Bunko)
37. Magdala de Nemure (Dengeki Bunko)
38. Seitokai Tantei Kirika (Kodansha LN)
39. Sugar Sister 1/2 (Dengeki Bunko)
40. Date A Live (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko)
41. Monogatari Series (Kodansha BOX)
42. Gakusei Shoujo (Dengeki Bunko)
43. Baccano! (Dengeki Bunko)
44. Outbreak Company - Moeru Shinyakusha (Kodansha LN)
45. Rakuin no Monshou (Dengeki Bunko)
46. Ore no Imouto wa Kanji ga Yomeru (HJ Bunko)
47. Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou (Dengeki Bunko)
48. Tokyo Ravens (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko)
49. Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! (Super Dash Bunko)
50. Rental Magica (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko)
51. Kinsei Tokkyu (Wings Bunko)
52. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (MF Bunko J)
53. Cross x Regalia (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko)
54. Golden Time (Dengeki Bunko)
55. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (Dengeki Bunko)
56. High School DxD (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko)
57. Swallowtail (Hayakawa Bunko JA)
58. Campione! (Super Dash Bunko)
59. Ryuuban Shichichou DRAGON BUSTER (Dengeki Bunko)
60. Escape Speed (Dengeki Bunko)

Number of series in top 10/30/60 by publishers:

1~10 11~30 31~60

*5 *7 11 Dengeki Bunko
*2 *3 *1 Famitsu Bunko
*1 *2 *2 Super Dash Bunko
*1 *2 *0 GaGaGa Bunko
*1 *1 *3 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
*0 *2 *2 MF Bunko J
*0 *2 *0 GA Bunko
*0 *1 *4 Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
*0 *0 *2 HJ Bunko
*0 *0 *2 Kodansha LN
*0 *0 *1 Kodansha BOX
*0 *0 *1 Wings Bunko
*0 *0 *1 Hayakawa Bunko JA

Top 10 Female Characters:

1. Misaka Mikoto (Index )
2. Asuna (SAO)
3. Inaba Himeko (Kokoro Connect)
4. Kuroyukihime (Accel World)
5. Kashiwazaki Sena (Haganai)
6. Kuroneko (OreImo)
7. Sinon (SAO)
8. Yukinosh!ta Yukino (Seishun Rom-Com)
9. Kousaka Kirino (OreImo)
10. Mikazuki Yozora (Haganai)

Top 10 male:

1. Kirito (SAO)
2. Kamijou Touma (Index)
3. Accelerator (Index)
4. Hikigaya Hachiman (Seishun Rom-Com)
5. Kousaka Kyousuke (OreImo)
6. Araragi Koyomi (Monogatari)
7. Shiba Tatsuya (Mahouka)
8. Satou You (Ben-To)
9. Sugisaki Ken (SeiZon)
10. Aoi Toori (Horizon)

Top 10 Illustrators:

1. abec (Sword Art Online)
2. Buriki (Haganai, Tokage no Ou)
3. Kiyotaka Haimura (Index)
4. Shiromizakana (Kokoro Connect)
5. Kantoku (Hentai Ouji)
6. Ponkan8 (Youth romantic comedy, Seitokai Tantei Kirika)
7. Miho Takeaka (Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Itakoro...... , Swallowtail)
8. Meru Kishida (Gakusei Shoujo, Kami-sama no Memochou)
9. Hiro Kanzaki (OreImo)
10. Kobuichi (Hidan no Aria)

I will update when more info comes out.

Sources : AnimeSuki, 2ch

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