Japan Top 13 Weekly Light Novel Ranking: September 13, 2021 ~ September 19, 2021

Topping the chart for the week is the latest addition to the Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. family. The Ketsu or “conclusion” Volume 1 sees a great turnout of 23,817 copies sold for the week! Note that these are sales made within three days. It will most likely still rank on the following week’s chart, though a climb in sales is unlikely.

It is thanks to the awesome people 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! All of the data you find below is accessible via Oricon right here (Light Novel), here (Bunko) and here (Bungei-sho).

Following closely at 2nd place is Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Volume 15. The title does well enough to see two of its editions placed on the chart with the Regular Edition leading at 13,065 copies sold. The Special Edition can be found two spots below at Number 4 with 9,554 copies sold. Together, it sees 22,619 copies sold in total. This is still fewer than Volume 12’s in its first week. Sales at the time were at a high 30,008 copies sold. Volume 13 and Volume 14 could not produce sales that match Volume 12’s performance as they received strong competition at the time of their releases, in particular with Kimetsu no Yaiba titles. The title received an Anime adaptation back in 2018 by Project No. 9, but no news of a sequel as of yet.

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Goblin Slayer newest volume places 3rd for the week recording better debut-to-debut sales from Volume 14’s 8,365 copies sold. Sales are up by 27.44% to 11,528 copies for Volume 15, but is still lower than Volume 13’s 17,050 copies sold. The title also has an ongoing Manga adaptation, plus several spin-offs including: Goblin Slayer Gaiden: Year One, Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day and Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2: Tsubanari no Daikatana. After a 12-episode, one season and a follow up film, the Anime is set to receive a sequel to commence on an unannounced date.

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Head over to Number 5 and you will find Koukyuu Kisaki no Kanrinin Volume 5 at 5,617 copies sold. It currently has a Manga adaptation out through Kadokawa’s Flos Comic and several of its chapters can be previewed through Comic Walker right here (in Japanese), so do check it out! Similarly, Tensei Youjo wa Akiramenai Volume 6 which follows after also has a Manga adaptation via Mag Garden’s MAGCOMI. The first chapter is up for free (in Japanese), for those of you interested you can find it right here.

At Number 8 is Spy Kyoushitsu Volume 6 at 4,905 copies sold. Sales started off poorly for its 1st and 2nd volumes, but it started to gain recognition in its local market for Volume 3 which on its release week saw 5,678 copies sold. Volume 4 however, failed to clinch a spot on Oricon’s Top 10 chart, however it returned with a strong 8,424 copies sold for its 5th volume. While Volume 6 does have a much lower copies sold compared to Volume 5’s in its first week, that is because only two days of sales were taken into account. If you are keen on knowing more about the title, you can check out its promotional video down below.

Several other new releases can be found with Kanojo no Imouto to Kiss shita. Volume 3 settling for the 9th spot at 4,880 copies sold, Ousama no Proposal: Gokusai no Majyo at Number 11 with 4,630 copies and Hell Mode: Yarikomi Suki no Gamer wa Hai-settei no Isekai de Musou suru Volume 4 at 3,695 copies. You may be interested to see Koushi Tachibana’s work “Ousama no Proposal: Gokusai no Majyo” if you are a fan of the Date A Live series, which the author is famously known for.

As for past titles, Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Volume 17’s two-week sales now stand at 13,184 copies whereas Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai suru Volume 8 are at 10,788 copies sold. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Light Novel Weekly Top 13


1. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Ketsu Vol. 1 (NEW)
by (Author) Wataru Watari and (Illustration) Ponkan⑧
Publisher: Shogakukan
Release date: September 17, 2021
Price: 694 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 23,817
Link (JPN): Vol. 1


2. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol. 15 (NEW)
by (Author) Shirow Shiratori and (Illustration) Shirabi
Publisher: SB Creative
Release date: September 14, 2021
Price: 770 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 13,065
Link (JPN): Vol. 15
Link (ENG): Catalogue


3. Goblin Slayer Vol. 15 (NEW)
by (Author) Kumo Kagyuu and (Illustration) Noboru Kannatsuki
Publisher: SB Creative
Release date: September 14, 2021
Price: 726 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 11,528
Link (JPN): Vol. 15
Link (ENG): Catalogue


4. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol. 15 [Special Edition] (NEW)
by (Author) Shirow Shiratori and (Illustration) Shirabi
Publisher: SB Creative
Release date: September 14, 2021
Price: 770 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 9,554
Link (JPN): Vol. 15


5. Wagaya wa Machi no Ogamiya-san Vol. 14 (NEW)
by Mai Mochizuki
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: September 18, 2021
Price: 660 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 6,420
Link (JPN): Vol. 14


6. Koukyuu Kisaki no Kanrinin Vol. 5 (NEW)
by (Author) Aki Shikimi and (Illustration) Izumi
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: September 15, 2021
Price: 726 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 5,617
Link (JPN): Vol. 5


7. Tensei Youjo wa Akiramenai Vol. 6 (NEW)
by (Author) Kaya and (Illustration) Mo
Publisher: Hifumi Shobo
Release date: September 15, 2021
Price: 1,320 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 5,459
Link (JPN): Vol. 6


8. Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Vol. 17 (↓35.59%)
by (Author) Tsukasa Fushimi and (Illustration) Hiro Kanzaki
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: September 10, 2021
Price: 704 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 5,165
Link (JPN): Vol. 17


9. Spy Kyoushitsu Vol. 6 (NEW)
by (Author) Takemachi and (Illustration) Tomari
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: September 18, 2021
Price: 726 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 4,905
Link (JPN): Vol. 6
Link (ENG): Catalogue


10. Kanojo no Imouto to Kiss shita. Vol. 3 (NEW)
by (Author) Riku Misora and (Illustration) Mizore Saba
Publisher: SB Creative
Release date: September 14, 2021
Price: 726 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 4,880
Link (JPN): Vol. 3


11. Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai suru Vol. 8 (↓21.04%)
by (Author) Bokuto Uno and (Illustration) Ruria Miyuki
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: September 10, 2021
Price: 693 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 4,760
Link (JPN): Vol. 8
Link (ENG): Catalogue


12. Ousama no Proposal: Gokusai no Majyo (NEW)
by (Author) Koushi Tachibana and (Illustration) Tsunako
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: September 18, 2021
Price: 737 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 4,630
Link (JPN): CDJapan


13. Hell Mode: Yarikomi Suki no Gamer wa Hai-settei no Isekai de Musou suru Vol. 4 (NEW)
by (Author) Hamuo and (Illustration) Mo
Publisher: Earth Star Entertainment
Release date: September 15, 2021
Price: 1,320 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 3,695
Link (JPN): Vol. 4


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Source: Oricon

Updated October 1, 2021: Added Wagaya wa Machi no Ogamiya-san Volume 14

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3 thoughts on “Japan Top 13 Weekly Light Novel Ranking: September 13, 2021 ~ September 19, 2021

  1. Que incómodo es el número “1” puesto en el volúmen de “Ousama no Proposal: Gokusai no Majyo”. Es muy largo y incómodo a la vista.

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