Japanese Light Novel Sales for w/c 20th October – summary and assorted comments.

Full data for this week’s sales: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1297961

The LNDB thread will also be updated soon (and this blog post will be afterwards).

Madan no Ou to Vanadis gets a boost of about 25% for week 1 sales of volume 10, making it the bestselling new release of the week. Overall sales for the series were 7.7k higher, which is actually a fair bit below the boost it got last week. Is that boost wearing off? Or did some of the volumes just drop out the rankings?

AmaBuri’s boost has faded somewhat already. It’s probably partly because of the fact that 2 new volumes came out in the last week that they all got in – quite a few people would likely have gone and bought them all at once. Still volume 1 is still in there, as are the two new volumes.

Meanwhile, we get some figures for OreTwi’s boost for the first time. 15932 sales across the 7 volumes is reasonably decent I guess.

The Fujimi Fantasia Bunko releases got just 2 days of sales last week, so their sales this week more than double their totals. This includes the Fantasia releases such as AmaBuri, and also Oda Nobuna no Yabou, which is now a Fantasia Bunko series (it was GA Bunko up to volume 10, which confused me somewhat). It’s usual when the first week creates an unnaturally large drop in sales for the proportional drop to decrease somewhat in the second week, and that’s the case here as well. It’s still down 13% on the previous volume, though (which is itself after the publisher change, remember – so that isn’t the reason).

Machine-doll volume 14’s sales aren’t really comparable to any recent volumes.
Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho!’s sales are up 8.6% on last volume. Maybe this time it will get a second week of data? Neither of the past two volumes did.

Index and Accel World continue to sell. The former is now within striking distance of the sales of the last two volumes, while the latter could pass 100k next week.

Eromanga-sensei gets a third week for the first time.

Zoku Owarimonogatari gets an extra week thanks to the literature rankings, but nothing really significant came of it. I guess this volume was just unusually front-loaded.

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