Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Volume 7 is the best-selling Light Novel for the week between June 20 and June 26 at 43,151 copies sold in its first 3 days. Despite the strong turnout, this is its third continuous drop among its volumes with 3 days of sales. To compare, its latest performance was less than Volume 1 by 4.96%, a 1.40% fall from Volume 4.5 and noted 4.61% fewer copies sold than Volume 6. Its latest sales performance should have been higher considering its impending sequel Anime TV series which is set to broadcast real soon, but no boost is observed thus far. Perhaps, that will happen once the Anime is ongoing or after the broadcast ends. The work is a follow up title to the 2015 Light Novel, Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e with more information about the series can be accessed via its official website right here. A Manga adaptation is also available by artist Shia Sasane which serialization takes place in the Comic Alive magazine. A preview of Volume 1 is available for you to check out right here for free in Japanese. You can also have a go at its Light Novel commercial that was released by KADOKAWA a year ago, and if you missed out on its latest promotional video of its soon-to-begin second Anime season, do watch it below.
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen‘s Manga adaptation 1st chapter colour spread page
Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi Volume 12 is next at 18,250 copies sold in its first 2 days, a welcoming start, but this is still 13.93% less than the 2-day sales of Volume 8 which sold 21,204 copies back in January 2020. The Light Novel began publication in November 2016, and around four months later, it was adapted into a Manga series by artist Akagishi K which serializes in the Comic Gardo magazine. More information about it can be found on its official website right here while some of its Manga chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here. Two months ago, it received a short promotional video by Overlap of which you can watch below.
The first few pages of Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi‘s Manga adaptation 1st chapter
At Number 3 is another title that you may be familiar with, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Volume 30 makes its debut at 12,299 copies sold in its first 3 days, unfortunately, its downtrend continues with this volume to mark its fifth consecutive drop among volumes with the same number of days of sales. Its latest performance is slightly less by 2.04% compared to its 29th volume, however, the gap widens when compared to its other past volumes, for instance, Volume 30 sold fewer copies than Volumes 24, 25, 27 and 28 by 30.46%, 37.58%, 23.92% and 12.47% respectively. Before jumping into conclusion, note that the series is still KADOKAWA’s third biggest earner for its publication segment as of FY2022. As such, it may be generating sales elsewhere, perhaps digitally or sales overseas may play a larger role in contributing to its overall performance. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu was initially published in January of 2014, since then, it has spawned a slew of adaptations such as a Manga series which is serialized into different parts and is still ongoing via Comic Alive. You can read several of its chapters (Part 1) right here for free in Japanese. The title was also blessed with a number of Anime adaptations, plus a visual novel game that went on sale in January 2021. If you head over to Number 10, you will also find the 7th volume of its collection of short stories at quite a decent turnout of 5,298 copies sold in its first 3 days.
The colour spread page of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’s Manga adaptation Dai-1 Shou – Outo no Ichinichi-hen Chapter 1
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And then, we have Madougushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai: Kyou kara Jiyuu na Shokunin Life Volume 8 at 8,677 copies sold in its first 3 days, clearly an improvement over Volume 7’s 10,782 copies sold in its first week back in October of last year. The Light Novel was first published in October 2018 before it was adapted into a Manga series in April the following year. As for its Manga, you can find its first two chapters right here in Japanese. Three months ago, it received two short promotional videos by KADOKAWA, voiced by Saori Oonishi, of which you can watch below.
Hidan no Aria Volume 37 is 5th on the list with 8,611 copies sold in its first 3 days, its third consecutive drop. The latest performance is 28.17% lower than Volume 34 which made its debut back in December 2020, 19.91% less than Volume 35’s 10,751 copies and a decrease of 8.82% from Volume 36’s 9,444 copies sold. The series has been published since 2008 with a Manga adaptation still ongoing, serialized via Comic Alive. Some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. In 2011, it received a 12-episode TV Anime adaptation by J.C.Staff, and later on a Special episode and a side story, Hidan no Aria AA were released. More information about the title can also be accessed via its official website right here. In 2021, KADOKAWA released a short commercial video to promote the series, of which you can watch below.
Hidan no Aria’s Manga adaptation Chapter 0 colour spread page
Next, at Number 6 is Hazurewaku no “Joutai Ijou Skill” de Saikyou ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Juurin suru made Volume 9 at 7,451 copies sold in just 2 days, an improvement over its past two volumes where Volume 7 had 9,616 copies sold in its first 6 days whereas Volume 8 was at 9,146 copies sold in its first 4 days. The Overlap title began publication in July of 2018, and around a year later, it was adapted into a Manga series by artist Shou Uyoshi which is serializing in Comic Gardo. You can read some of its chapters that are available for free right here. More information can also be obtained via its official webpage right here, so do check it out!
Hazurewaku no “Joutai Ijou Skill” de Saikyou ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Juurin suru’s Manga adaptation 1st chapter colour spread page
At Number 13, Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki makes its entrance at 4,769 copies sold in its first 5 days, not as good as the 3,708 copies sold for Volume 11 in January this year. The AlphaPolis title began publication in January 2017 and was adapted into a Manga series the same year that is serialized in AlphaPolis Web Manga. You can check its Light Novel page right here while as for its Manga, some of its chapters can be read for free here in Japanese. AlphaPolis also released a short video to promote the series of which you can watch below.
Misaki Ichijou’s latest work, Konya, Sekai kara Kono Namida ga Kiete mo is placed at Number 16 on the list at 4,423 copies sold in its first 3 days, but you may want to shift your attention to Number 18’s Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Volume 19 at 4,231 copies sold in its first 2 days. It has been a while since the title made it onto the list, the last one being Volume 16 back between July 20 and July 26, 2020, where it sold 7,191 copies in it first 2 days. The Light Novel was first published in June of 2013, and it received a Manga adaptation that was short lived, lasting only three volumes. In 2016, the series received an Anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures, and a Special episode that was released in March that year titled “Furoagari no Kabe ni Kaketa Seishun – One More Centimeter”. More information about the work can also be obtained via Square Enix right here, including its Manga’s first chapter here in Japanese.
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar’s Manga adaptation’s Chapter 1 colour spread page
Finally, Asanago wa Saikyou no Tamer da to Kizuitemasen, an AlphaPolis title makes its first volume debut at 4,144 copies sold in its first 5 days. You can find out more about the title by heading over to its profile page via AlphaPolis right here. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:
Light Novel Weekly Top 19
1. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen Vol. 7 (NEW)
by (Author) Shougo Kinugasa and (Illustration) Shunsaku Tomose
Release date: June 24, 2022
Price: 660 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 43,151
Link (JPN): Vol. 7
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon
2. Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi Vol. 12 (NEW)
by (Author) Ren Eguchi and (Illustration) Masa
Release date: June 25, 2022
Price: 1,200 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 18,250
Link (JPN): Vol. 12
3. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol. 30 (NEW)
by (Author) Tappei Nagatsuki and (Illustration) Shinichirou Otsuka
Release date: June 24, 2022
Price: 660 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 12,299
Link (JPN): Vol. 30
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon
4. Madougushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai: Kyou kara Jiyuu na Shokunin Life Vol. 8