Japanese Light Novel Sales for w/c 13th October – summary and assorted comments.

Full data of the weekly sales can be viewed here: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1293687

LNDB thread with longer term sales figures (for volumes recorded as selling more than 30k copies) can be found here: http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=54 (this has been updated with this week’s data, but is currently still missing some aggregate data and weekly sales figures from several years ago)

After volume 1 re-entered the rankings last week, and with volume 5 and the first volume of Maple Summoner out this week, Amagi Brilliant Park’s anime boost has sent the entire series into the rankings. It seems only volumes 1 and 2 were affected by the strange sales data reset which also affected No Game No Life earlier this year. Unfortunately, volume 2’s sales seem to be missing rather a lot as we only have the first week from before. This week pushes volumes 3 and 4 over the 30k threshold. Both were released this year and so both can be included in the yearly rankings in their entirety.

Elsewhere, the October Dengeki Bunko releases still dominate, with Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index holding onto the top spot, with Accel World still in second.

Zoku Owarimonogatari passes 150k, but unless the series counts on the relatively new literature rankings this will be the last we see of it until the yearly rankings.

With 10990 sales, AmaBuri 5 is the highest selling new bunko release, with Oda Nobuna no Yabou volume 12 just 44 lower with 10956. Both from 2 days of sales. That’s a drop of about 30% for Oda Nobuna compared to volume 11, which had the same number of days of sales.

Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku, a new book by NisiOisin, is the top new entry overall with 21965 sales.

Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! volume 2 has once again disappeared from the rankings, although the other three volumes are still on there in one form or another, with volume 1 passing the 200k sales mark.

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