Japan Top 12 Weekly Light Novel Sales Ranking: July 24 – July 30, 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) and here (Bunko). 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 12


1. Oni no Hanayome Shinkon-hen: Kieta Ayakashi no Honnou Vol. 3 (NEW)
by Kureha

Volume Information

Release Date: July 28, 2023
Days of Sales: 3
Price: 600 yen
Publisher: Starts Publishing
Estimated number of copies sold: 24,237
Link (JPN): Vol. 3

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Oct. 28, 2020
Label: Starts Publishing Bunko
Official Web Page: N/A

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 1,500,000 + digital and Manga (Source)

Analysis

Oni no Hanayome Shinkon-hen has noted yet another impressive debut with Volume 3 at 42.26% higher than Volume 2’s sales of 17,037 copies, both in their first three days. The series was also seen with 15,461 copies sold in just one day for its 1st volume back in August 2022.

Additional Comments

It also has a Manga adaptation by artist Jun Togashi that has been serialized in noicomi since 2021. You can check out the first chapter here in Japanese.


2. Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon Vol. 7 (↓50.06%)
by (Author) Agitogi Akumi and (Illustration) Tsukioka Tsukiho

Volume Information

Release Date: July 14, 2023
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 660 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 21,078
Link (JPN): Vol. 7

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Label: Fujimi L Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 7,000,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon Volume 7 has sold 131,612 copies in its first 17 days.


3. Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon Vol. 1 (N/A)
by (Author) Agitogi Akumi and (Illustration) Tsukioka Tsukiho

Volume Information

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 620 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,420
Link (JPN): Vol. 1

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Label: Fujimi L Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 7,000,000 (Source)


4. Spy Kyoushitsu Vol. 10 (↓47.83%)
by (Author) Takemachi and (Illustration) Tomari

Volume Information

Release Date: July 20, 2023
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 680 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,096
Link (JPN): Vol. 10

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 18, 2020
Label: Fantasia Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

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

Additional Comments

Spy Kyoushitsu Volume 10 has sold 11,948 copies in its first 11 days.


5. Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon Vol. 2 (N/A)
by (Author) Agitogi Akumi and (Illustration) Tsukioka Tsukiho

Volume Information

Release Date: July 13, 2019
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 620 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,900
Link (JPN): Vol. 2

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Label: Fujimi L Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 7,000,000 (Source)


6. Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai Vol. 13 (NEW)
by (Author) Yuu Shimizu and (Illustration) Asagi Toosaka

Volume Information

Release Date: July 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 6
Price: 640 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,804
Link (JPN): Vol. 13

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: May 25, 2019
Label: MF Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): Right StufAmazon

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 2,000,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai was last seen back in February 2022 with its 9th volume at 4,101 copies sold in its first three days. The series has not been seen since until Volume 13.

The work was adapted into a Manga series that began its serialization journey on November 26, 2019 via Shounen Ace. More about the work can be learned via its official webpage right here, at the same time, you can check out its first Manga chapter in Japanese for free here. The title will also be adapted into a TV Anime series, slated to air from October 2023 and will be produced by studio Passione.


7. Liar Liar Vol. 14 (NEW)
by (Author) Haruki Kuou and (Illustration) konomi

Volume Information

Release Date: July 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 6
Price: 660 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,774
Link (JPN): Vol. 14

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Apr. 25, 2019
Label: MF Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

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

Additional Comments

Liar Liar was last seen with its 11th volume at 4,052 copies sold back in July 2022 in its first seven days.

The work has a Manga adaptation by artist Funa Yukina that has been in serialization via Comic Alive since August 2019. For more information about the work, you can visit its official web page right here and if you plan to check out its Manga, you can do so via Comic Walker here where some of its chapters are available for free in Japanese. As of the time of writing, the series’ TV Anime adaptation is being broadcast and is produced by studio Geek Toys.


8. Keibo no Kokoroe Vol. 2 (NEW)
by Toru

Volume Information

Release Date: July 28, 2023
Days of Sales: 3
Price: 1,200 yen
Publisher: AlphaPolis
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,655
Link (JPN): Vol. 2

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Mar. 1, 2023
Label: Regina Books
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

Keibo no Kokoroe was last seen with its 1st volume at 4,312 copies sold in its first five days in March 2023.


9. Haruna-chan, Ganbaru? Fairy Tail Chronicle Vol. 9 (NEW)
by (Author) Seijin Haniwa and (Illustration) ricci

Volume Information

Release Date: July 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 6
Price: 1,300 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,894
Link (JPN): Vol. 9

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 24, 2020
Label: MF Books
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

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

Additional Comments

Haruna-chan, Ganbaru? Fairy Tail Chronicle last made an appearance with its 7th volume at 4,471 copies sold in its first five days in May 2022. The series failed to chart on any of Oricon’s list with its 8th volume.


10. Kimetsu no Yaiba Novelize: Shitou Kecchaku! Tanjirou to Kisatsutai no Mirai-hen (↓40.10%)
by (Author) Makimi Hano and (Original) Koyoharu Gotouge

Volume Information

Release Date: July 14, 2023
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 800 yen
Publisher: Shueisha
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,823
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jun. 26, 2020
Label: Shueisha Mirai Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 1,360,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

Kimetsu no Yaiba Novelize: Shitou Kecchaku! Tanjirou to Kisatsutai no Mirai-hen has achieved 13,206 copies sold in its first 17 days.


11. Kakure Tensei Yuusha: Cheat Skill to Yuusha Job wo Kakushite Dai-2 no Jinsei wo Tanoshinde yaru! Vol. 1 (NEW)
by (Author) Nanja Monja and (Illustration) Nitto Yuu

Volume Information

Release Date: July 25, 2023
Days of Sales: 6
Price: 1,300 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,715
Link (JPN): Vol. 1

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jul. 25, 2023
Label: MF Books
Official Web Page: N/A

Other Information

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

Analytics

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


12. Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu Vol. 12 (Pre-release)
by (Author) Yomu Mishima and (Illustration) Monda

Volume Information

Release Date: July 31, 2023
Days of Sales: N/A
Price: 1,200 yen
Publisher: Micro Magazine
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,612
Link (JPN): Vol. 12

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: May 30, 2018
Label: GC Novels
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 2,500,000 (Source)


13. Kaikosareta Kyuutei Renkinjutsushi wa Henkyou de Dai Nouen wo Tsukuriageru: Sokoku wo Oidasareta kedo, Saikyou Ryouchi de Slow Life wo Ouka suru Vol. 3 (NEW)
by Renkinou

Volume Information

Release Date: July 28, 2023
Days of Sales: 3
Price: 1,300 yen
Publisher: Starts Publishing
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,592
Link (JPN): Vol. 3

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Nov. 25, 2022
Label: Grust Novels
Official Web Page: N/A

Other Information

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

Analytics

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

Additional Comments

This is Kaikosareta Kyuutei Renkinjutsushi wa Henkyou de Dai Nouen wo Tsukuriageru‘s first ever appearance on Oricon’s Top 10 sales charts.

The work also has a Manga adaptation available by artist YUTTOU which is serialized in Glast Comics. More about the work can be learned via its official web page here with some of its Manga chapters available for reading in Japanese for free on the same page.


14. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Vol. 9.5 (↓20.29%)
by (Author) Shougo Kinugasa and (Illustration) Shunsaku Tomose

Volume Information

Release Date: June 23, 2023
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 660 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 2,589
Link (JPN): Vol. 9.5

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Jan. 24, 2020
Label: MF Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 8,400,000 + digital (Source)

Additional Comments

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Volume 9.5 has sold 77,510 copies in its first 38 days.


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!

Previous Chart: Jul. 17 – Jul. 23
Follow-up Chart: Jul. 31 – Aug. 6
Source: Oricon

Visualisations:
Part 1
Part 2

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