Koukyuu no Karasu’s 7th volume tops the Light Novel weekly sales chart for the week between April 18 and April 2, selling 33,486 copies in its first 4 days. If you are not familiar with the Shueisha title, it was recently announced to be receiving an Anime adaptation by Bandai Namco Pictures, which is to be aired this coming Fall Season. Director Chizuru Miyawaki is set to helm the project along with Shinji Takeuchi who will be handling the character design. You may have heard of them if you have watched the Gintama series. The TV Anime adaptation recently received a promotional video of which you can check out right down below!
Head over to Number 4 is Ousama no Propose Volume 2 by author Koushi Tachibana who previously worked on the Date A Live series. The 5-day sales of the volume netted it 7,949 copies sold, though its Volume 1 was most likely off to a better start considering it had 4,630 copies sold in just 2 days in September last year. A few weeks ago, KADOKAWA via its official Youtube channel released a promotional video for the title called “Heroine Kokuhaku” or “Heroines’ Confession” in English. Be sure to check it out down below, the characters are also voiced in the video.
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At Number 6 is the 26th volume of Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. At 6,537 copies sold in the first 6 days. Its sales performance has not been on the bright side lately having noted consistent decline since Volume 21. Copies sold for its past volumes were noticeably much better, particularly Volume 20 which scored 8,502 copies sold in just two days. Volume 21 charted at a high 12,355 copies sold thanks to it having a full week of sales at the time. The TV Anime adaptation of the series is set for a return, so far on an unannounced date.
Coming in at Number 9 is Atarashii Game Hajimemashita. Shimei mo nai noni Saikyou desu? Volume 5 at 4,924 copies sold in the first 5 days, not as good as the 4th volume’s 4,893 copies sold back between January 17 and January 23 in its first 4 days. Do note that it does have a Manga adaptation that is currently ongoing, so feel free to check out its Volume 1 preview right here in Japanese. At Number 10 is Shirobuta Kizoku desu ga Zense no Kioku ga Haeta node Hiyoko na Otouto Sodatemasu Volume 7 at 4,740 copies sold in the span of 5 days. Roughly seven months after its Light Novel release, the title received a Manga adaptation, serializing in August 2020 via Comic Corona. Some of its chapters can be accessed via its official Manga page right here in Japanese, so do check them out.
Shirobuta Kizoku desu ga Zense no Kioku ga Haeta node Hiyoko na Otouto Sodatemasu’s 1st chapter colour spread page
Finally, AlphaPolis’ Kamisama ni Kago 2-nin Bun Moraimashita Volume 8 and its latest title Shuzoku “Hanshin” na Ore wa Isekai demo Futsu ni Kurashitai are placed 14th and 15th on the list. Kamisama ni Kago 2-nin Bun Moraimashita was last seen for its 6th volume which debuted way back in August 2020 at 4,928 copies sold in its first 6 days. Volume 7 however missed out on the chart. Its 8th volume sold 3,969 copies in its first 5 days. A Manga adaptation is also available with its first three chapters available in Japanese for free right here. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:
Light Novel Weekly Top 15
1. Koukyuu no Karasu Vol. 7 (NEW)
by (Author) Kouko Shirakawa and (Illustration) Ayuko
Release date: April 21, 2022
Price: 600 yen
Estimated number of copies: 33,486
Link (JPN): Vol. 7
2. Detective Conan: Halloween no Hanayome