The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Tops Oricon's Bunko/Light Novel Weekly Sales Ranking

The long-awaited 12th volume got reprints only two days after its release



According to Oricon's weekly sales report for November 23-29, the long-awaited 12th volume of Nagaru Tanigawa's Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series released on November 25, Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokkan / The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, sold 77,544 copies in its first week, becoming the top-selling bunko and light novel of the week in Japan. The light novel sales ranking had been topped by the novelizations of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train for the recent two weeks.


Also, the Japanese general hybrid bookstore service "honto" has reported that The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya became No.1 in its weekly overall sales ranking for November 22-28.


In addition, the official Twitter for the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise announced on November 27, only two days after the release, the publisher decided to reprint the 12th volume due to the tremendous sales that far exceeded expectations.




It was also decided on November 26 that all of the previous volumes were set to be reprinted. The twitter post writes, "Taking the release of 'The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya' as an opprotunity, we're very happy to see that more and more people are picking up the previous volumes of the series!!"




CM narrated by Haruhi VA Aya Hirano:






Source: Oricon 1, 2, honto press release, "Haruhi Suzumiya" franchise official Twitter


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