Japan Top 14 Weekly Light Novel Sales Ranking: November 14 – November 20, 2022

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 14


1. Suzume no Tojimari (↑28.69%)
by Makoto Shinkai

Volume Information

Release Date: August 24, 2022
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 680 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 39,763
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: August 24, 2022
Label: Kadokawa Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 300,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

Physical sales in Japan have hit 234,777 copies sold in its first 89 days


2. Asakusa Oniyome Nikki Vol. 11 (NEW)
by (Author) Midori Yuma and (Illustration) Ayatoki

Volume Information

Release Date: November 15, 2022
Days of Sales: 6
Price: 640 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 12,993
Link (JPN): Vol. 11

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Mar. 14, 2018
Label: Fujimi L Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 800,000 including digital and Manga (Source)

Analysis

Volume 10 made its debut selling 9,597 copies in its first 4 days back in September 2022.

Additional Comments

The title of the volume is Ayakashi no Fuufu wa Mirai no Tame ni (or For the Future of an Ayakashi Married Couple) Part 2.

It also has a Manga adaptation that has been in serialization in B’s-LOG Cheek since March 2018. Some of its chapters can be read on pixiv COMIC right here in Japanese.


3. Suzume no Tojimari [Tsubasa Bunko Edition] (↑34.22%)
by (Author) Makoto Shinkai and (Illustration) Chiko

Volume Information

Release Date: October 13, 2022
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 840 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 11,634
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: August 24, 2022
Label: Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: N/A
Printed Circulation: 300,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

Together with sales made the past three weeks, it has sold 31,819 copies.


4. Astraea Record: Seigi Shissui Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Eiyuutan Vol. 2 (N/A)
by (Author) Fujino Omori and (Illustration) Kakage

Volume Information

Release Date: November 12, 2022
Days of Sales: 2
Price: 700 yen
Publisher: SB Creative
Estimated number of copies sold: 11,490
Link (JPN): Vol. 2

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: October 14, 2022
Label: GA Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

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

Analysis

The 2nd volume failed to chart in its first 2 days. Prior to this, it sold 9,893 copies for Volume 1 in its first 3 days back in October 2022. On Week 2, the 7,672 copies sold for Volume 1 bumped up its 10-day sales performance to 17,565 copies sold.

Additional Comments

Astraea Record Jaaku Taidou is a spin-off title of the Light Novel, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka by the same author. The work focuses on Orario’s “darkest” age where the protagonist this time would be Ryuu Lion. More information about the title can be found on its official wiki page here.


5. Minazuki-ke no Iinazuke Vol. 2 (NEW)
by Midori Yuuma

Volume Information

Release Date: November 15, 2022
Days of Sales: 6
Price: 800 yen
Publisher: Kodansha
Estimated number of copies sold: 10,956
Link (JPN): Vol. 2

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: March 15, 2022
Label: Kodansha Tiger
Official Web Page: N/A

Other Information

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

Analytics

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

Analysis

The series’ 1st volume made its debut at 9,266 copies sold in its first 6 days back in March 2022, making the latest volume a direct improvement of 18.24% against its previous.

Additional Comments

Note that the newest volume is titled, Kaguya-hime no Koiwazurai or Princess Kaguya’s Lovesickness​.

It has a Manga adaptation by artist Chika Mizube that is published in Kodansha’s Palcy magazine with some of its chapters available for reading in Japanese right here.


6. Zoku Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Magian Company Vol. 5 (↓59.69%)
by (Author) Tsutomu Satou and (Illustration) Kana Ishida

Volume Information

Release Date: November 10, 2022
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 640 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 10,784
Link (JPN): Vol. 5

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Oct. 10, 2020
Label: Dengeki Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 22,000,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

Physical sales for Zoku Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Magian Company Volume 5 have hit 37,538 copies in its first 11 days.


7. Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko Vol. 12 (NEW)
by (Author) Roy and (Illustration) Ririnra

Volume Information

Release Date: November 18, 2022
Days of Sales: 3
Price: 1,300 yen
Publisher: Hobby Japan
Estimated number of copies sold: 9,787
Link (JPN): Vol. 12

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Sep. 22, 2017
Label: HJ NOVELS
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 3,200,000 (Source)

Analysis

Copies sold are fairly stable when compared to its latest three volumes. The series was last seen making its debut with Volumes 10 and 11 at 13,261 copies and 8,255 copies in their first 6 days and 2 days.

Additional Comments

From October to December 2020, the series was adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series by Maho Film. The studio will return to animate its sequel which is slated to broadcast in January 2023.


8. Yotsugogurashi Vol. 13 (↓38.52%)
by (Author) Himari Hino and (Illustration) Oriko Sakura

Volume Information

Release Date: November 9, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
Price: 720 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 8,505
Link (JPN): Vol. 13

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2018
Label: Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: 1,480,000 (Source)

Additional Comments

Yotsugogurashi Volume 13 has sold 22,339 copies in its first 12 days.


9. Koukyuu Kisaki no Kanrinin Vol. 7 (NEW)
by (Author) Aki Shikimi and (Illustration) Izumi

Volume Information

Release Date: November 15, 2022
Days of Sales: 6
Price: 640 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,686
Link (JPN): Vol. 7

Light Novel Information

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

Other Information

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

Analytics

Sales Performance: Chart
Printed Circulation: N/A

Analysis

Copies sold for Koukyuu Kisaki no Kanrinin Volume 7 are slightly down by 3.97% against Volume 6’s 5,921 copies, both in their first 6 days. Before that, it did even better with Volume 5, selling 5,617 copies in its first 5 days in September 2021.

Additional Comments

The title has a Manga adaptation by artist, Shiwori Hiromoto, published in Flos Comic.


10. Demons’ Crest Vol. 1 (↓56.52%)
by (Author) Reki Kawahara and (Illustration) Yukiko Horiguchi

Volume Information

Release Date: November 10, 2022
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 660 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,139
Link (JPN): Vol. 1

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Nov. 10, 2022
Label: Dengeki Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

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

Additional Comments

Copies sold for Demons’ Crest Volume 1 have hit 16,958 in its first 11 days.


11. Jack Jeanne Univers Kageki Gakkou to Tsuki no Michishirube (NEW)
by (Original・Illustration) Sui Ishida and (Author) Shin Towada

Volume Information

Release Date: November 17, 2022
Days of Sales: 4
Price: 1,200 yen
Publisher: Shueisha
Estimated number of copies sold: 5,013
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: November 17, 2022
Label: JUMP j BOOKS
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

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


12. Koujo Denka no Kateikyoushi Vol. 13 (NEW)
by (Author) Riku Nanano and (Illustration) cura

Volume Information

Release Date: November 18, 2022
Days of Sales: 3
Price: 660 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,221
Link (JPN): Vol. 13

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: Dec 20, 2018
Web Novel: Oct. 6, 2017
Label: Fantasia Bunko
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

Latest Promo: YouTube
Link (ENG): Amazon

Analytics

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

Analysis

The Light Novel titles was last seen with Volume 12 at 6,166 copies sold in its first 5 days in July 2022. Volume 11, however, failed to chart in its debut week, and Volume 10 made its appearance at 4,269 copies sold in its first 2 days in November 2021.

Additional Comments

A Manga adaptation is also available for the series of which some of its chapters can be read through Comic Walker for free right here in Japanese.


13. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Vol. 8 (↓37.42%)
by (Author) Shougo Kinugasa and (Illustration) Shunsaku Tomose

Volume Information

Release Date: October 25, 2022
Days of Sales: 7
Price: 660 yen
Publisher: KADOKAWA
Estimated number of copies sold: 4,091
Link (JPN): Vol. 8

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: 6,500,000 including digital (Source)

Additional Comments

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Volume 8 has achieved 87,583 copies in physical sales in its first 27 days.


14. Saioshi no Gikei wo Mederu Tame, Nagaikishimasu! (NEW)
by Tenma Asahi

Volume Information

Release Date: November 16, 2022
Days of Sales: 5
Price: 1,300 yen
Publisher: AlphaPolis
Estimated number of copies sold: 3,881
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Light Novel Information

Publication Date: November 16, 2022
Label: Andarche Novels
Official Web Page: Here

Other Information

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

Analytics

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


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: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13
Follow-up Chart: Nov. 21 – Nov. 27
Source: Oricon

Visualisations:
Part 1
Part 2

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