Japan Top 14 Weekly Light Novel Ranking: November 8, 2021 ~ November 14, 2021

Let’s start with some of the older titles. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Volume 5 reported perhaps its worst sales performance since Volume 1. Note that it has the longest days of sales amongst the rest of its volumes listed on the graph. Copies sold as of Week 3 are at 78,382 copies sold as of Day 21. Volume 3 managed to sell 85,274 copies in just 16 days. Sword Art Online: Unital Ring V Volume 26 lifetime sales are now at 97,777 copies as it nears the 100,000 copies sold mark. Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories is at 34,266 copies sold in its first 11 days.

It is thanks to the wonderful 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! Plus, all the data you find below is accessible via Oricon right here (Light Novel) and here (Bungei-sho). If you are more comfortable with Google charts, I have left their respective links all the way at the bottom of the post.

Zoku Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Magian Company Volume 3 tops the weekly sales chart for Light Novel for the week between November 8 to November 14 with 40,193 copies sold. However, according to its trend, its sales performance is not as good as the volumes that came before. Volume 1 had 2 days of sales, but saw 33,384 copies sold while Volume 2 was at 35,714 copies in its first 5 days. The Light Novel is the sequel to the title you may be familiar with, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. If you are a fan of the series, be sure to give it a try!

Following right behind is the 11th volume of the 1st part of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. The title witnessed 15,313 copies sold in its first 5 days. The title last made its appearance between April 6 to April 12, 2020 with copies sold amounting to 13,508 copies in its first 3 days. It then went on to place 5th on Week 2 of the sales chart at 9,608 copies sold. As such, its total copies sold stood at a very good 23,116 copies at the time. Volume 11 Part 1 should see a stronger 12 days sales as of Week 2.

There are a whole lot of other new titles making onto the chart for the week. First up is Number 4’s Kajiya de Hajimeru Isekai Slow Life Volume 5 at 8,608 copies sold in its first 5 days. The series initially began publication from December 2019, and on July 3, 2020 it received a Manga adaptation of the same name. The Manga is currently serializing via Dengeki Comic Regulus of which its first chapter can be read here in Japanese. According to its cover page, the series’ printed circulation has now breached the 250,000 copies mark!

Head over to the Number 5, and you will find Isekai ni Teni shitara Yama no Naka datta. Handou de Tsuyosa yori mo Kaitekisa wo Erabimashita. Volume 6 at 7,210 copies sold in its first 5 days. Note that the series remains relatively stable with a minor drop volume-to-volume between Volumes 3 and 6, both at 5 days of sales on the chart. The title too has an ongoing Manga adaptation via Comic Earth☆Star magazine, of which the first chapter is available for reading in Japanese for free!

Then from Number 7 to 10 are all new releases. The 33rd volume of Guild no Uketsukejou desu ga, Zangyou wa Iya nanode Boss wo Solo Toubatsu Shiyou to Omoimasu comes in 7th at 5,446 copies sold in its first 5 days. Likewise, Number 8’s Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto? Volume 14 is at 5,291 copies sold, Number 9’s Yakutatazu to Iwareta node, Watashi no Ie wa Dokuritsu Shimasu! Volume 3 is at 5,117 copies and Number 10’s Sekai Saikyou no Kouei: Meikyuukoku no Shinjin Tansakusha Volume 8 is at 4,870 copies. All are KADOKAWA titles.

Light Novel Weekly Top 14


1. Zoku Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Magian Company Vol. 3 (NEW)
by (Author) Tsutomu Satou and (Illustration) Kana Ishida
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 640 yen
Estimated number of copies: 40,193
Link (JPN): Vol. 3


2. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol. 11 [Part 1] (NEW)
by (Author) Keiichi Sigsawa and (Illustration) Kouhaku Kuroboshi
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 630 yen
Estimated number of copies: 15,313
Link (JPN): Vol. 11 [Part 1]


3. Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories (↓57.91%)
by (Author) Sakaku Hishikawa and (Illustration) Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: November 4, 2021
Price: 700 yen
Estimated number of copies: 10,151
Link (JPN): CDJapan


4. Kajiya de Hajimeru Isekai Slow Life Vol. 5 (NEW)
by (Author) Tamamaru and (Illustration) Kinta
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 1,300 yen
Estimated number of copies: 8,608
Link (JPN): Vol. 5


5. Isekai ni Teni shitara Yama no Naka datta. Handou de Tsuyosa yori mo Kaitekisa wo Erabimashita. Vol. 6 (NEW)
by (Author) Jaga Butter and (Illustration) Minako Iwasaki
Publisher: SB Creative
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 1,200 yen
Estimated number of copies: 7,210
Link (JPN): Vol. 6


6. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Vol. 5 (↓45.37%)
by (Author) Shougo Kinugasa and (Illustration) Shunsaku Tomose
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: October 25, 2021
Price: 660 yen
Estimated number of copies: 6,246
Link (JPN): Vol. 5


7. Guild no Uketsukejou desu ga, Zangyou wa Iya nanode Boss wo Solo Toubatsu Shiyou to Omoimasu Vol. 33 (NEW)
by (Author) Mato Kousaka and (illustration) Gaou
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 640 yen
Estimated number of copies: 5,446
Link (JPN): Vol. 33


8. Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto? Vol. 14 (NEW)
by (Author) Tsukasa Minatose and (Illustration) Shirakomiso
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 1,300 yen
Estimated number of copies: 5,291
Link (JPN): Vol. 14


9. Yakutatazu to Iwareta node, Watashi no Ie wa Dokuritsu Shimasu! Vol. 3 (NEW)
by (Author) Konoe Tohno and (Illustration) Chako Abeno
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 1,300 yen
Estimated number of copies: 5,117
Link (JPN): Vol. 3


10. Sekai Saikyou no Kouei: Meikyuukoku no Shinjin Tansakusha Vol. 8 (NEW)
by (Author) Touwa Akatsuki and (Illustration) Huuka Kazabana
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 10, 2021
Price: 1,300 yen
Estimated number of copies: 4,870
Link (JPN): Vol. 8


11. Sumikko Gurashi Movie: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko (↓17.74%)
by (Original) San-X, (Script) Reiko Yoshida and (Author) Utako Yoshino
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: November 4, 2021
Price: 740 yen
Estimated number of copies: 4,587
Link (JPN): CDJapan


12. Sword Art Online: Unital Ring V Vol. 26 (↓25.88%)
by (Author) Reki Kawahara and (Illustration) abec
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: October 8, 2021
Price: 640 yen
Estimated number of copies: 4,416
Link (JPN): Vol. 26
Link (ENG): Catalogue


13. Goodbye Sengen (↓37.01%)
by (Author) Midori Mitsuki, (Illustration) arusechika and (Original) Chinozo
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Release date: October 25, 2021
Price: 620 yen
Estimated number of copies: 4,395
Link (JPN): CDJapan


14. Isekai Shokudou Vol. 6 (↓44.22%)
by (Author) Junpei Inuzuka and (Illustration) Katsumi Enami
Publisher: SHUFUNOTOMO
Release date: October 29, 2021
Price: 680 yen
Estimated number of copies: 4,301
Link (JPN): Vol. 6
Link (ENG): Catalogue


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Source: Oricon

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Zoku Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Magian Company
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