Japan Top 14 Weekly Light Novel Ranking: May 2, 2022 to May 8, 2022

The Light Novel chart for the week between May 2 and May 8 are mostly dominated by past titles with Detective Conan: Halloween no Hanayome recording a small climb in copies sold as it jumped up a spot to hold the 1st position for the week. Koukyuu no Karasu dropped 48.09% to 10,813 copies sold while Schema​ climbed two spots to settle for 3rd place, but its performance went down by 35.14% to 6,325 copies sold from its debut of 9,752 copies sold the week before.

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 (Bunko) and here (Bungei-sho).

There are only two new official releases that made it onto the chart. First is Mashle: Mash Burnedead to Bouken no Sho Volume 1 at Number with 4,684 copies sold in its first week while the other belongs to Jingai Hime-sama, Hajimemashita: Free Life Fantasy Online Volume 7 at Number 12 with 2,849 copies sold in its first 7 days. Note that the series was last found placing 10th between August 30 and September 5, 2021, with its 6th volume selling 3,104 copies in its first 4 days. The title also has a Manga adaptation of the same name of which more information about it can be accessed via its official page right here.

Light Novel Weekly Top 14


1. Detective Conan: Halloween no Hanayome (↑2.64%)
by (Author) Shima Mizuki, (Original) Gosho Aoyama and (Script) Takahiro Ohkura
Publisher: Shogakukan
Release date: April 15, 2022
Price: 730 yen
Estimated number of copies: 13,659
Link (JPN): CDJapan


2. Koukyuu no Karasu Vol. 7 (↓48.09%)
by (Author) Kouko Shirakawa and (Illustration) Ayuko
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: April 21, 2022
Price: 600 yen
Estimated number of copies: 10,813
Link (JPN): Vol. 7


3. Schema​ (↓35.14%)
by (Author) Midori Mitsuki, (Illustration) Chika Aruse and (Original / Editor) Chinozo
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: April 25, 2022
Price: 620 yen
Estimated number of copies: 6,325
Link (JPN): CDJapan


4. Spy x Family: Kazoku no Shouzou (↑20.18%)
by (Original) Tatsuya Endo and (Novel) Aya Yajima
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: July 2, 2021
Price: 770 yen (tax included)
Estimated number of copies: 5,341
Link (JPN): CDJapan


5. Mashle: Mash Burnedead to Bouken no Sho Vol. 1 (NEW)
by Hajime Komoto and Kiyoko Hoshi
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: May 2, 2022
Price: 720 yen
Estimated number of copies: 4,684
Link (JPN): Vol. 1


6. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou III: Tobira-ko to Utsurona Yume (↓16.56%)
by En Mikami
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: March 25, 2022
Price: 670 yen
Estimated number of copies: 4,425
Link (JPN): CDJapan


7. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol. 25 (Pre-release)
by (Author) Hiro Ainana and (Illustration) shri
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: May 9, 2022
Price: 1,300 yen
Estimated number of copies: 3,903
Link (JPN): Vol. 25
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon


8. Kimi wa Kitto Mada Shiranai (N/A)
by Natsue Shiomi
Publisher: Starts Publishing
Release date: April 28, 2022
Price: 600 yen
Estimated number of copies: 3,816
Link (JPN): CDJapan


9. Hoshi no Kirby: Ten Kakeru Fune to Kyogen no Majutsushi (↓67.54%)
by (Author) Mie Takase and (Illustration) Tau Karino and Poto
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: April 27, 2022
Price: 1,200 yen
Estimated number of copies: 3,645
Link (JPN): CDJapan


10. Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Aalya-san Vol. 4 (N/A)
by (Author) Sun Sun Sun and (Art) Momoco
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: April 1, 2022
Price: 700 yen
Estimated number of copies: 3,399
Link (JPN): Vol. 4


11. Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes Vol. 18 (↓32.85%)
by Mai Mochizuki
Publisher: Futabasha
Release date: April 14, 2022
Price: 640 yen
Estimated number of copies: 3,197
Link (JPN): Vol. 18
Link (ENG): J-Novel Club


12. Jingai Hime-sama, Hajimemashita: Free Life Fantasy Online Vol. 7 (NEW)
by (Author) Akisuzu Nenohi and (Illustration) Sherry
Publisher: Kodansha
Release date: May 2, 2022
Price: 1,400 yen
Estimated number of copies: 2,849
Link (JPN): Vol. 7


13. Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja Vol. 17 (↓41.39%)
by (Author) Hirotsugu Ryuusen and (Illustration) Choko Fuji
Publisher: Micro Magazine
Release date: April 30, 2022
Price: 1,000 yen
Estimated number of copies: 2,825
Link (JPN): Vol. 17
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon


14. Goodbye Sengen (N/A)
by (Author) Midori Mitsuki, (Illustration) arusechika and (Original) Chinozo
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: October 25, 2021
Price: 620 yen
Estimated number of copies: 2,668
Link (JPN): CDJapan


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Source: Oricon

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