Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures May 2016

Data covers 2nd – 29th May.

Volume ranking:

*1. 116,271 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*2. *90,300 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 10 (RE)
*3. *58,019 Arslan Senki 15
*4. *51,030 Strike The Blood 15
*5. *49,620 Fate/strange Fake 3
*6. *38.367 Sword Art Online 17
*7. *36,098 Okitegami Kyouko no Konin Todoke
*8. *34,099 Jinrui Saikyou no Junai
*9. *31,189 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 2
10. *29,014 Date A Live Encore 5
11. *25,927 Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On
12. *25,646 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 10 (LE)
13. *24,153 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1
14. *23,100 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3
15. *22,132 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2
16. *22,124 Goblin Slayer 2
17. *21,936 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Koiro ni Sake
18. *20,221 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 4
19. *20,208 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
20. *18,828 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 15

Series ranking:

*1. 151,749 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*2. 130,735 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*3. 116,271 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Tanhenshuu
*4. *68,551 Sword Art Online
*5. *60,835 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. *59,789 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*7. *58,318 Fate/strange Fake
*8. *51,604 Strike the Blood
*9. *44,741 Bungou Stray Dogs
10. *42,465 Boukyaku Tantei Series
11. *39,163 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
12. *38,226 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
13. *36,236 Saikyou Series
14. *34,802 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari
15. *29,193 Date A Live Encore
16. *26,488 Goblin Slayer
17. *25,927 Toaru Majutsu no Index Series
18. *22,772 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
19. *22,028 Overlord
20. *21,531 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Novelisation

Source: Oricon via refugeechan

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 6th June 2016

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Dengeki Bunko: (release date 10th June)
• Valhalla no Bangohan 2 ~Ookami to Berserk no Ratatouille~ (ヴァルハラの晩ご飯 (2) ~オオカミとベルセルクの野菜煮込み~)
• Mitou Shoukan://Blood Sign 5 (未踏召喚://ブラッドサイン (5))
• GENESIS SERIES: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 9 part 2 (GENESISシリーズ 境界線上のホライゾン (9)下)
• Hataraku Maou-sama! 16 (はたらく魔王さま! (16))
• Accel World 20 -Shiro to Kuro no Soukoku- (アクセル・ワールド (20) ―白と黒の相剋―)
• Elf Yome to Hajimeru Isekai Ryoushu Seikatsu 2 -Sou da, Kono Isekai ni Gakkou wo Tateyou- (エルフ嫁と始める異世界領主生活 (2) ―そうだ、この異世界に学校を建てよう―)
• Kanojo wa Totemo Tokeyasui (彼女はとても溶けやすい)
• Ketsuyokuou Boumeitan 2 (血翼王亡命譚 (2) ―ナサンゴラの幻翼―)*
• Suteburi Shippai! Ponkotsu Yuusha no Shiro to Kuro ~Aka Mahou Kyoukan no Ikusei Keikaku~ (ステ振り失敗! ポンコツ勇者のシロとクロ ~赤魔法教官の育成計画~)
• Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yume Miru Shoujo no Yumei wo Minai (青春ブタ野郎はゆめみる少女の夢を見ない)
• Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv.11 (ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.11)

Everystar WOMAN: (release date 10th June)
• となりのふたり

Arian Rose: (release date 11th June)
• Dare Kono Joukyou wo Setsumeishite Kudasai! Keiyaku kara Hajimaru Wedding 6 (誰かこの状況を説明してください! ~契約から始まるウェディング~ 6)
• シャルパンティエの雑貨屋さん 5
• Ryuu no Tamago wo Hiroimashite 4 (竜の卵を拾いまして 4)

Nox Novels: (release date 11th June)
• NPC to Kurasou! 1 (NPCと暮らそう! 1)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 小説 甲鉄城のカバネリ 暁
• IOTA 戦術機巧歩兵 彼女は危険な戦闘兵器
• 戦慄の魔術師と五帝獣 3
• 夢乃通い路

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 10th June) – 2 volumes

*can’t read the subtitle of this one sorry.

Weekly watching roundup – Spring 2016 week 9

Episodes watched this week:
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 8
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge 6
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season 7
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season 8
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season 9
Hundred 4
Pan de Peace! 9
Uchuu Patrol Luluco 9
KochinPa! 11
KochinPa! 12 END
Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites 5
Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites 6
Usakame 8
Kiznaiver 6
Anne Happy♪ 8
Onigiri 2 DROPPED
Mayoiga 7
Mayoiga 8
Mayoiga 9
Big Order (TV) 2 DROPPED
Bungou Stray Dogs 3
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge 7
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9
Bungou Stray Dogs 4
Sousei no Onmyouji 8
Sousei no Onmyouji 9
Uchuu Patrol Luluco 10
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge 8

Spring 2016 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
3. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season (up 2)
4. Sousei no Onmyouji
5. Sansha Sanyou (up 1)
6. Hundred (down 3)
7. High School Fleet
8. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (up 3)
9. Flying Witch (down 1)
10. Kuma Miko (down 1)
11. Anne Happy♪ (up 1)
12. 12-sai.: Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki (down 2)
13. Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites
14. Kiznaiver (up 1)
15. Pan de Peace! (down 1)
16. Boku no Hero Academia
17. Uchuu Patrol Luluco
18. Shounen Maid
19. Mayoiga (up 1)
20. Bungou Stray Dogs (up 1)
21. Aggressive Retsuko (down 2)
22. Usakame

Dropped:
Onigiri
Big Order (TV)

KochinPa – How much can be done with a 15 second long anime? Actually, a surprisingly large amount. So long as you don’t try to develop some sort of plot line and instead stick to light hearted comedy, 15 seconds really isn’t all that restrictive. In fact, there are things you can do with a 15 second long episode that can’t be done with a longer anime. Which is something KochinPa did a lot of. In fact it seldom did anything else. I’m not sure it did anything to advertise whatever it was that it was supposed to be advertising, but who cares?

I had stopped Hundred for so long because I was convinced it would go downhill from there. I was right.

Dropped Onigiri because I just don’t get anything. Big Order was dropped due to a certain event in the second episode. If you watched it you probably know what I’m talking about.