Japan Top 10 Weekly Light Novel Ranking: March 29, 2021 ~ April 4, 2021

Well it did not stop at Manga, Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken powered through all the way onto the Light Novel sales chart, selling 83,180 copies in its first week! Note that this is yet again (like its Manga) another achievement for the title as this is the best debut sales it has had since Volume 16. Sales are up 18.26% debut-to-debut over Volume 17’s 67,992 copies. Furthermore, its previous volumes have performed positively with the four-week sales of Volume 16 at 109,698 copies while Volume 17’s three-week outing saw its number at 95,481 copies. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken as a series sold 606,700 copies according to Oricon in 2020.

It is thanks to the amazing folks over at Oricon that we get to see these charts on a weekly basis, so be sure to head over to their site here and show them some love! Plus, all the data you find below is accessible via Oricon right here.

Apart from that, the week sees a slew of new releases making onto the chart including Seirei Gensouki at number 3 with 9,115 copies sold. The title currently has two of its volumes released in the west. Kenja no Mago is 4th with a decent 8,281 copies sold, whereas Shinmai Maou no Testament settles for the 5th place at 7,563 copies sold. Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori? which secured the 8th spot is the last new release to make the chart for the week.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu fell a spot to number 2 after sales for the week fell 46.97%. Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou which placed 2nd the week before, stumbled 5 spots to number 7. Number of copies sold dropped from 18,430 copies to 6,843 copies, bringing the total two-week sales for the series to 25,273 copies. Hoshi no Kirby and Sword Art Online: Progressive are still on the chart at number 9 and 10 respectively.

Light Novel Weekly Top 10


1. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol. 18 (NEW)
by (Author) Fuse and (Illustration) Mitz Vah
Publisher: Micro Magazine
Release date: April 2021
Price: 1,100 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 83,180
Link (JPN): Vol. 18
Link (ENG): Catalogue


2. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol. 26 (↓46.97%)
by (Author) Tappei Nagatsuki and (Illustration) Shinichirou Ootsuka
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: March 2021
Price: 704 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 11,321
Link (JPN): Vol. 26
Link (ENG): Catalogue


3. Seirei Gensouki Vol. 19 (NEW)
by (Author) Yuri Kitayama and (Illustration) Riv
Publisher: Hobby Japan
Release date: April 2021
Price: 715 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 9,115
Link (JPN): Vol. 19
Link (ENG): Catalogue


4. Kenja no Mago Vol. 14 (NEW)
by (Author) Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and (Illustration) Seiji Kikuchi
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: March 2021
Price: 737 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 8,281
Link (JPN): Vol. 14


5. Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol. 13 (NEW)
by (Author) Tetsuto Uesu and (Illustration) Nekosuke Ookuma
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: April 2021
Price: 726 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 7,563
Link (JPN): Vol. 13


6. Jujutsu Kaisen: Yuku Natsu to Kaeru Aki (↓9.12%)
by Gege Akutami and Ballad Kitaguni
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: May 2019
Price: 770 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 7,014
Link (JPN): Amazon


7. Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou Vol. 7 (↓62.87%)
by Sunako Kayata
Publisher: Chuokoron-Shinsha
Release date: March 2021
Price: 1,100 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 6,843
Link (JPN): Vol. 7


8. Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori? Vol. 9 (NEW)
by (Author) Kotoriya M and (Illustration) Sunaho Tobe
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: March 2021
Price: 1,320 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 6,771
Link (JPN): Vol. 9


9. Hoshi no Kirby: Kirby Fighters Shukumei no Rival-tachi (↓17.14%)
by (Author) Mie Takase and (Illustration) Tau Karino and Poto
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: March 2021
Price: 748 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 6,301
Link (JPN): CDJapan


10. Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol. 7 (↓40.26%)
by (Author) Reki Kawahara and (Illustration) abec
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: March 2021
Price: 715 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 6,144
Link (JPN): Vol. 7


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Source: Oricon

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