Light novel POS ranks for September 2015

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate last months rankings if applicable. RE indicates a reentry onto the rankings. If a volume is new or came out in a previous month but has not ranked before then no figure is given.

For an explanation of what this is, as well as last month’s full rankings, see here

Oricon’s monthly rankings will be out either this or next Thursday (another advantage POS has is that its data almost always comes out faster than Oricon’s) – usually it’s the second Thursday of the month but we haven’t had a month beginning on Thursday (excluding January where things are a bit weird anyway) since May last year so I’m not sure if it will be on the second or third one. Bear in mind that POS data works on a calendar month, whereas Oricon data does not.

005. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 9
006. Kuroko no Basket -REPLACE- 6
017. Naruto Itachi Shinden 1
018. Eiga Novelisation Heroine Shikkoku (117)
023. Hataraku Maou-sama! 14
030. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo ANOTHER FILES 3
033. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (044)
035. Umi Kara Nani Kagayatteru – Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo
040. Sword Art Online 16 (003)
054. Eromanga-sensei 5
056. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 11 (040)
062. Overlord 1 (065)
070. Overlord 3 (092)
076. Overlord 4 (208)
078. Overlord 5 (204)
079. Overlord 2 (073)
083. Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko) (010)
086. Overlord 6 (239)
089. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru 8
095. Touken Ranbu ONLINE Novel and Illust. anthology ~Sakura~
097. Overlord 9 (274)
099. Overlord 8 (372)
107. Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 6
108. Boruto – Naruto the Movie (016)
110. Overlord 7 (269)
112. Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou (067)
113. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 17 (005)
144. Saigo no Bangohan 4 (196)
149. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Orusuban Imouto no Yume wo Minai
156. Hidan no Aria 21 (055)
161. Full Metal Panic! Another 11
166. Muzokusei Mahou no Messiah 1
173. Tokyo Ravens EX3
179. Magdala de Nemure 7
180. Machine Doll wa Kizutsukanai 15
186. Nourin 11
188. Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku (RE)
191. Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (042)
201. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu 4 (117)
205. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 9
211. Ijinkan Garou 3 (114)
212. No Game No Life 7 (029)
213. Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki 7
215. Next Life 8
223. Reinousha Minato 9
226. Toshokan Sensou 1 (259)
238. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Azuchi Nikki 1
239. Log Horizon 10
242. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7
251. Hidan no Aria AA 3
266. Konbini Tasogare Dou 3
267. Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi: Megami no Keikoku
268. Dai Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu 16
277. Kamisama no Goyou Hito (219)
288. Kidan Hyakkei (059)
294. Order wa Tantei ni: Nazotoki wa Hakurai no Sweets to.
296. Kamisama no Goyou Hito (175)
298. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2 part 1 (223)
300. Ryuu no Sangei, Dr. no Kyounetsu
302. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2 part 2 (231)
303. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 3 part 1 (232)
307. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu 1 (244)
313. Isekai Cheat Madoushi 4
314. World Teacher: Isekai Shiki Kyouiki Agent
321. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 3 part 2 (240)
324. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 2
327. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 1 part 1 (188)
328. Naruto Konohagakure Hiden (154)
331. Date A Live Encore 4 (080)
336. Eiyuu Kyoushitsu 3
338. Naruto Akatsuki Hiden (119)
341. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 4 part 1 (264)
342. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu 2 (365)
345. Soukai Genyuuden: Koibito wa Ikki Tousen!
349. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 4 part 2 (266)
350. Rokka no Yuusha 1 (316)
351. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 12
358. Sayounara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei 3
359. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 8 (398)
362. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 1 part 2 (182)
366. Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan
368. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu 3
371. Intelli-Village no Zashiki Warashi 8
372. Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun (RE)
377. Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de 6
378. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 2
380. Naruto Kakashi Hiden (207)
382. Naruto Sakura Hiden (161)
386. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 5 part 1 (291)
391. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 5 part 2 (290)
399. Kimi ga Denwa wo Kaketeita Basho
404. Kantai Collection -KanColle- Kagerou, Batsubyoushimasu! 6 (498)
405. Rokka no Yuusha 2 (408)
408. Unmei no Triumph: Saint Rafael Youi-tan 3
417. Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi 2
428. Wortenia Senki
429. Toshokan Sensou 2 (429)
442. Gunparade March 2k Mirai he 4
445. Naruto Gaara Hiden (202)
453. Kamisama no Goyou Hito 2 (421)
460. Naruto Shikamaru Hiden (226)
467. Royal Prince no Kyuukon: Kyou kara Watashi ga Ohime-sama
468. Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 7
470. Level 1 Rakudai Eiyuu no Isekai Kouryaku
471. Gate Gaiden: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 1 part 1 (420)
479. Gate Gaiden: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 1 part 2 (434)
486. Noushou Sakuretsu Girl: Watashi wa Noushou Sakuretsu Girl (162)
489. Toshokan Sensou 5 (RE)
492. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu 3 (495)
493. Naruto Do Junjou Ninden (057)
500. Jashin Average

source: POS ranks, retrieved via book-rank.net

Weekly Anime Roundup – Summer 2015 Week 13 (sort of) Final Week

It’s been one of those weeks – a busy weekend followed by a week of not feeling very well means not much anime has been watched. Oh well, if there was going to be a week where that happened then this would be the one I would want it to be at least, what with the lack of new episodes airing.

That said, having not finished either all of Spring nor all of Summer I can’t really do a final post for either. I’m not entirely sure I ever will, though, so you’ll just have to treat this as the final for Summer.

Episodes watched in the past week:
Wakaba*Girl 13 END
Gakkou Gurashi! 12 END
Gangsta. 3 DROPPED
Himouto! Umaru-chan’S 12 END
Overlord 11
Overlord 12
Overlord 13 END
Sore ga Seiyuu! 6
Sore ga Seiyuu! 7
Sore ga Seiyuu! 8

Summer 2015 (more-or-less) Final Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Non Non Biyori Repeat
2. Rokka no Yuusha
3. Joukamachi no Dandelion (up 1)
4. Gakkou Gurashi! (down 1)
5. Himouto! Umaru-chan
6. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
7. Overlord
8. Sore ga Seiyuu (up 1)
9. Wakaba*Girl (down 1)
10. Shimoneta to Iu Gainan ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
11. Teekyuu 5
12. Danchigai
13. Million Doll (up 1)

Charlotte has been removed from the rankings due to an insufficient number of episodes watched.

Dropped:
Gangsta.

Gangsta., well, just isn’t my kind of series. The first episode was surprisingly captivating, so I kept going with it for a while, but after that it just faded away and bored me stiff. That is the reason why it was dropped, and also the reason why I only watched episode 3 this week.

Gakkou Gurashi! (or is it Gakkougurashi!?) got off to a great start, and each of the continuous reveals of the series managed to get me more and more captivated. With that said, later episodes dropped the ball a bit, with reveals of “shit that was like that all along” being replaced at times with “hey we found this thing for no apparent reason just as it became hugely important for us to have it”. That is being rather harsh, though, and the series was good from start to finish. I will be getting the manga of this one.

Umaru-chan’S is just a little sketch parody extra, doing what little sketch parody extras usually do – provide solid and underappreciated entertainment.

Wakaba*Girl – a good bit of fun, and I wish there was more to it. Not much else to say than that. I’m on the fence about buying the manga.

Overlord managed to be both better and worse than I had expected. In other words, it started out as something very different to what I had assumed it was iven the synopsis, which I wasn’t sure I liked that much, although I certainly liked it enough to keep going. As it went along, though, I grew more attached to the series, and as it started to develop it gradually shifted towards my original expectations, as well as shifting where my current expectations for the series were. Worth a watch, though, and I’ll get my hands on the novels sooner or later.

I’m still not sure whether or not I will finish Sore ga Seiyuu. If I do drop it, it will be purely down to fansub rule.