Japan Top 11 Weekly Light Novel Sales Ranking: September 18 – September 24, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information.

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 lots of love! In addition, all the data you find below is accessible via Oricon right here (Light Novel), here (Book), here (Bunko) and here (Bungei-sho). To access the sales data, be sure to click on the “Analytics” accordion and then click “Chart”.

Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Light Novel Weekly Top 11


1. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol. 19 [Regular Edition] (↓40.90%)
by (Author) Fujino Omori and (Illustration) Suzuhito Yasuda

Volume Information

Release Date: September 14, 2023
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 740 yen
Publisher: SB Creative
Estimated number of copies sold: 18,043
Link (JPN): Vol. 19

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2013
Label: GA Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 15,000,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

The Regular Edition of Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Volume 19 has sold 48,572 copies in its first 11 days.


2. Junkyouju Takatsuki Akira no Suisatsu EX 2 (NEW)
by (Author) Mikage Sawamura and (Illustration) Jirou Suzuki

Volume Information

Release Date: September 22, 2023
Days of Sales: 3
Price: 680 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 13,857
Link (JPN): EX 2

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jul. 16, 2021
Label: Kadokawa Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 1,000,000 + Manga and Digital (Source)

Additional Comments

This would be Junkyouju Takatsuki Akira no Suisatsu EX‘s first ever appearance on Oricon’s lists since the Blog began tracking.

Junkyouju Takatsuki Akira no Suisatsu has an ongoing Manga adaptation, which is being illustrated by Touji Aio and serialized in Comic Gene. For more information about the Manga, please refer to its official webpage. The first chapter is available in Japanese for free reading.


3. Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken Vol. 8.5 [Regular Edition] (↓27.80%)
by (Story) Saeki-san and (Illustration) Hanekoto

Volume Information

Release Date: September 14, 2023
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 640 yen
Publisher: SB Creative
Estimated number of copies sold: 8,449
Link (JPN): Vol. 8.5

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jun. 14, 2019
Web Novel Publication Date: Dec. 20, 208
Label: GA Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 2,000,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

The Regular Edition of Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken Volume 8.5 has hit 20,151 copies sold in its first 11 days.


4. Isekai Yururi Kikou: Kosodateshinagara Boukensha Shimasu Vol. 15 (NEW)
by (Author) Shizuru Minazuki and (Illustration) Yamakawa

Volume Information

Release Date: September 21, 2023
Days of Sales: 4
Price: 1,200 yen
Publisher: AlphaPolis
Estimated number of copies sold: 8,000
Link (JPN): Vol. 15

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 17, 2018
Label: N/A
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 1,040,000 + digital (Source)

Additional Comments

Isekai Yururi Kikou was last seen with its 11th, 12th and 13th volumes selling 10,412 copies, 10,851 copies and 10,005 copies sold in their first three days and four days (for Volume 12 and Volume 13) in September 2021, March 2022 and September 2022. That said, the series failed to chart on any of the lists the Blog tracks for Volume 15. The series’ 15th volume sales of 8,000 copies are not as good as its 12th and 13th volumes of which it has sold 26.27% and 20.04% less.

The series was adapted into a Manga by artist Tomomi Mizuna in January 2018 with more information about it can be found on its official web page here along with its first three chapters available for free.


5. Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… Vol. 13 (NEW)
by (Author) Satoru Yamaguchi and (Illustration) Nami Hidaka

Volume Information

Release Date: September 20, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
Price: 718 yen
Publisher: Ichijinsha
Estimated number of copies sold: 6,693
Link (JPN): Vol. 13

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Aug. 20, 2015
Label: Ichijinsha Bunko Iris
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: N/A
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 6,000,000 + digital (Source)

Analysis

There are no direct comparisons against Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta…’s 13th volume, however, the series’ latest volume has sold less than that of Volume 10’s 7,315 copies in its first two days and Volume 12’s 9,113 copies sold in its first four days back in February 2021 and October 2022.

Additional Comments

Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… was adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series in April 2020 by studio SILVER LINK. A sequel then followed suit in July of 2021 by the same studio and a film is planned for release on December 8, 2023.


6. Ousama no Propose Vol. 5 (NEW)
by (Author) Koushi Tachibana and (Illustration) Tsunako

Volume Information

Release Date: September 20, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
Price: 720 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,364
Link (JPN): Vol. 5

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Sep. 18, 2021
Label: Fantasia Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: N/A

Analysis

Ousama no Propose Volume 5 has noted a decline of 32.52% in copies sold against the 7,949 copies of Volume 2, both volumes in their first five days. The newest volume has also performed not as great as Volume 3’s 5,358 copies in its first three days and Volume 4’s 6,300 copies in its first four days.

Additional Comments

The volume is titled “Masoo no Kenja”.

“Ousama no Propose” was adapted into a Manga series by artist Nemo Kurio, which began its serialization journey on February 24, 2023. The work is serialized in Gangan Online, and you can find more information about it on its official webpage here. The first chapter of the Manga can be read for free in Japanese here.


7. Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol. 28 (NEW)
by (Author) Howahowa Shiina and (Illustration) Yamaada

Volume Information

Release Date: September 21, 2023
Days of Sales: 4
Price: 1,200 yen
Publisher: AlphaPolis
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,840
Link (JPN): Vol. 28

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 24, 2014
Label: N/A
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 1,800,000 + digital (Source)

Analysis

Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Volume 28‘s sales of 3,840 copies sold in its first four days are not as great as the outcome noted by its 24th volume which sold 3,889 copies in three days. The newest volume would have most likely sold slightly less than 5,000 copies had it gone a day longer here which is fewer than the 5,613 copies and 5,433 copies sold for Volume 26 and Volume 27 in their first five days.

Additional Comments

It has a Manga adaptation by artist Shuusai Rikudou that has been serialized in AlphaPolis Web Manga since June 2014. More about the work can be learned here via its official webpage whereas its first Manga chapter can be read for free here in Japanese.

Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki will be receiving a TV Anime series by Maho Film and is set to see its first episode broadcast on October 3, 2023.


8. Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou! Vol. 28 (Pre-release)
by (Author) Y.A and (Illustration) Choko Fuji

Volume Information

Release Date: September 25, 2023
Days of Sales: N/A
Price: 1,300 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,678
Link (JPN): Vol. 28

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Apr. 24, 2014
Label: MF Books
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 3,140,000 + digital (Source)


9. Bushinden Ikenie ni Sasagerareta Ore wa, Kami ni Hiroware Bu wo Kiwameru (NEW)
by (Author) Miku and (Illustration) Kakage

Volume Information

Release Date: September 20, 2023
Days of Sales: 5
Price: 700 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,486
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Sep. 20, 2023
Label: Fantasia Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: N/A
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: N/A

Additional Comments

By the same author of Isekai de Cheat Skill wo Te ni Shita Ore wa, Genjitsu Sekai wo mo Musou Suru and the illustrator of Astrea Record and Argonaut.


10. Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Aalya-san Vol. 7 (↓35.94%)
by (Author) Sun Sun Sun and (Art) Momoco

Volume Information

Release Date: September 1, 2023
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 680 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,422
Link (JPN): Vol. 7

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Feb. 27, 2021
Label: Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon

Analytics

Sales Performance:
Chart
Printed Circulation:
1,700,000 (Source)
Awards:
Ranked 9th at the 2022’s Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!

Additional Comments

Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Aalya-san Volume 7 has sold 37,311 copies in its first 24 days.


11. Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki Vol. 14 (NEW)
by (Author) Masuo Kinoko and (Illustration) Senbon Umishima

Volume Information

Release Date: September 21, 2023
Days of Sales: 4
Price: 1,200 yen
Publisher: Seiunsha
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,296
Link (JPN): Vol. 14

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 24, 2017
Label: N/A
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): N/A

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 1,250,000 + digital (Source)

Additional Comments

Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki last made its appearance with Volume 11 and Volume 12 at 3,708 copies and 4,769 copies sold in their first three days and five days respectively. The series failed to chart on any of the lists the Blog tracks for its 13th volume. The 3,296 copies sold for Volume 14 is not as good as Volume 11 and may have very likely sold less than Volume 12 too.

The series was adapted into a Manga by artist Tomozo that began its serialization on December 13, 2017 and is serialized in AlphaPolis Web Manga with some of its chapters available be reading for free here in Japanese.


Addendum (BOOKS)

ONE PIECE magazine Vol. 17 (↓43.35%)
by Eiichiro Oda
Category: Book
Book Rank: 29
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: September 4, 2023
Price: 1,091 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,201
Link (JPN): Vol. 17


As always, if you find any issues with the list above, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, don’t shy away from dropping a comment or two down below and share your thoughts with us!

Featured Image:
Ousama no Propose

Previous Chart: Sep. 11 – Sep. 17
Follow-up Chart: Sep. 25 – Oct. 1
Source: Oricon

Visualisations:
Part 1
Part 2

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