Japan’s Weekly Light Novel Rankings (Aug 24-30)

September 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm 6 comments

Brought to us by translation of “dtshyk” of MyAnimeList.net

The following rankings are for light novels within the country of Japan.

Weekly Light Novel Ranking for Aug 24 – 30

Book 1 Cover

1. Uchi no 3 Shimai vol.10 (45,408)

Cover of book 1

2. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.6.5  (43,892)

Gundam Unicorn

3. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.9 (42,283

4. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.10 (41,734)

Summer Wars Novel 1

5. Summer Wars (92,109)
6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Official Card Game The Valuable Book vol.12 (50,375)

Bungaku Shoujo

7. Bungaku Shoujo Short Stories vol.2 (19,157)

Shinrei Tantei

8. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo vol.8 (33,286)

Kemono no

9. Kemono no Souja vol.1 Small Size Edition (58,880)
10. Kemono no Souja vol.2 Small Size Edition (53,546)

Mayoineko Overrun!

11. Mayoineko Overrun! vol.6 (14,453)

Hidan no Aria

12. Hidan no Aria vol.4 (23,261)

Dragon Crisis!

13. Dragon Crisis! (*9,250)

Original Source: Oricon Novel Ranking

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kafkafuura  |  September 9, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I’ve been hearing from all sides that Bungaku Shoujo is really good – I’ve got to get it… a job before that – shipments are expensive.
    I’ve heard a little about Kemono no Souja…

    But these are weekly rankings – maybe can we get something like monthly for a better picture? :)

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  • 2. Sharillon  |  September 9, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Ah. I really want to read Bungaku Shoujo. I really love “Short Story” Series like Shinigami no Ballad or Kino no tabi…

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    • 3. ranobecafe  |  September 9, 2009 at 9:45 am

      Same. lol

      Kino no Tabi and Ballad of a Shinigami are my two favorite light novel series’. :)

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      • 4. Chiyo  |  December 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm

        I’ve been trying to find Kino No Tabi online in English forever now. I was wondering if you can tell me read to them…?

      • 5. ranobecafe  |  December 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

        Baka-Tsuki has a translation going on, however, its pretty slow. TokyoPop hasn’t been able to release any further volumes of the series because of a licensing issue that has plagued them over the past few years.

  • 6. Chiyo  |  December 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Yeah, I checked those, Baka-Tsuki does not have Vol. 1 though. I do want to buy it though, but Tokyo Pop takes forever it seems.
    Thank you though. I appreciate your help.
    I may be able to read it raw if the Kanji has Ofurigana next to it.

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