Light novel POS ranks for December 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.

The list below is the POS ranking for December. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books (but not manga) during the month, but those given below are just the light novels on the list*. This is why there are many gaps in the rankings. There are no sales figures given for this data, and the data set is different from the one Oricon uses, which explains differences in the rankings. It has the advantage, though, of reporting much lower ranks than Oricon does.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar month for the monthly rankings data.

**4. Sword Art Online Progressive 4
*25. No Game No Life 8
*31. Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 6
*48. Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi 1
*50. Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan
*51. Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 1
*52. Eiga Novelisation: orange (169)
*59. Kamisama no Goyounin 5
*74. Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku (041)
*89. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (037)
*96. Raintree no Kuni (038)
109. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 9
157. Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun (183)
161. Highschool DxD DX 2
162. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 6
168. Tokyo Ravens 14
172. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 18 (004)
189. Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou (188)
196. Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no “Management” wo Yondara (Shinchousha Bunko ed.)
206. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv. 9
207. Last Embryo 2
212. Zan’e (267)
214. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 4 part 1
215. Youki na Gang wa Mitsu Kazoeru (029)
217. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 4 part 2
218. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 7
225. Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho (149)
245. Petenshi to Kuuki Otoko to Bishounen
252. Saigo no Bangohan 5
280. Shinmai Maou no Testament 9
297. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba sugiru 10
299. Omachi Shitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimarudou 4
300. Yogoreta Aka wo Koi to Yobunda
307. GOSICK PINK
338. Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 6
354. Kokoro ga Sakebitakatterunda. (098)
355. Toshokan Sensou 1 (067)
382. 5-ji kara 9-ji Made ~Watashi ni Koishita Obousan~
386. Toshokan Sensou 5 (087)
392. Toshokan Sensou 6 (092)
394. Toshokan Sensou 4 (091)
403. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 18 (011)
404. Toshokan Sensou 2 (085)
405. Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho 5
407. Toshokan Sensou 3 (089)
418. Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” 4
421. Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 7
432. Nonbiri VRMMMO-ki 3
433. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (331)
463. Naruto -Naruto- Saske Shinden 1 (019)
465. Kajishi Desu ga Nani ka! 4
471. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Yakimochi no Kotae (433)
477. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 3 (081)
481. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Ima Suki ni Naru. (312)
494. Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu (068)

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

*Note that I use a broader definition of light novels here than I do elsewhere. All volumes from the following labels that are on this month’s rankings are included:

Alphalight Bunko
Alphapolis
C★NOVELS Fantasia
Dengeki Bunko
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
Futabasha Bunko
GA Bunko
Gagaga Bunko
Hero Bunko
JUMP j-BOOKS
Kadokawa Beans Bunko
Kadokawa Books
Kadokawa Bunko
Kadokawa Shoten (? Label)
Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
Kodansha BOX
Kodansha Ranobe Bunko
Kodansha Taiga
Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko
Media Works Bunko
Mf Books
MF Bunko J
Non Novels
Shinchousha Bunko (note: not included in last month’s rankings)
Shinchousha Bunko nex
Shougakukan Bunko

As such, things will be included on this list that are not actually light novels. Still, better to include too much than too little.

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