Light novel POS ranks for January 2016

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate last months rankings if applicable. RE indicates a reentry onto the rankings (For simplicity’s sake, things that were released before last month that are showing up on the rankings are shown as “RE” even if they have never ranked before). 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 January. 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.

**6. Wazamonogatari
*27. No Game No Life 8 (025)
*33. Kamisama no Goyounin 5 (059)
*40. Zan’e (212)
*48. Eiga Novelisation: orange
*54. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (RE)
*55. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (089)
*57. Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (004)
*64. Boku wa Nando Demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru. (didn’t rank last month)
*84. Cake Ouji no Spécialité (130)
*95. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (RE)
108. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ookami no Jikan
110. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 8
121. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (RE)
127. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Kyozou no Uroboros (RE)
132. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Nezumi-tachi no Utage (RE)
136. Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan (050)
142. Yogoreta Aka wo Koi to Yobunda (300)
149. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (RE)
154. Yorozu Uranaisho: Onmyouya Koi no Sunset Beach
157. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (RE)
172. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Kanzenban 14
174. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 2 (RE)
179. Mitou Shoukan:// Blood Sign 4
180. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (RE)
184. Saigo no Bangohan 5 (252)
187. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (didn’t rank last month)
195. Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku (074)
199. Chubyou Gekikatsu Boy (didn’t rank last month)
203. Fairytale Chronicle 9
204. Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 1 (051)
208. Raintree no Kuni (096)
210. Only Sense Online 8
213. Kamisama no Goyounin (RE)
219. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 3 (RE)
223. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (RE)
225. Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 7 (421)
235. Inaku Nare, Gunjou (RE)
238. Elf Yome to Hajimeru Isekai Ryoushu Seikatsu -Ore no Sumu Shima ni Isekai ga Kichattanda ga-
240. THE NEW GATE 06
243. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (RE)
248. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (RE)
264. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 4 (RE)
266. Mikkakan no Koufuku (RE)
270. Mahou no Iro wo Shitteiru ka?
292. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 1 (RE)
302. Dowl Masters 3
308. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 5 (RE)
313. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (433)
322. Absolute Duo 10
323. Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no “Management” wo Yondara (Shinchousha Bunko ed.) (196)
334. Youki na Gang wa Mitsu Kazoeru (215)
336. Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha ・ Himura Hideo no Suiri I (RE)
341. Taishutsu Game (RE)
342. Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 6 (031)
346. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Yakimochi no Kotae (471)
347. Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun (157)
351. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 3
366. Eiyuu Kyoushitsu 4
370. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 6 (RE)
372. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 7 (RE)
374. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
375. Fate/Labyrinth
376. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Ima Suki ni Naru.
406. Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora (didn’t rank last month)
421. Onidan Hyakkei (RE)
424. 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita……katta. 4
428. Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi: Saiki no Daishi
429. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 18 (172)
435. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Hatsukoi no Ehon (RE)
451. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 2 (RE)
456. Tokyo Ravens 14 (168)
457. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozumu 12
461. Etude Haru Ichiban Dai Ichi Kyoku
485. Kamisama no Goyounin (RE)
487. Yagate Maken no Alicebell 6
489. Petenshi to Kuuki Otoko to Bishounen (245)
492. Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love-Come wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru 11.5 (didn’t rank last month)
496. Kagiya Kanmidokoro Aratame
500. No Game No Life 7 (RE)

(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:

Alphapolis
Arian Rose
B’s Log Bunko
Dash X Bunko
Dengeki Bunko
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
Futabasha Bunko
GA Bunko
JUMP j-BOOKS
Kadokawa Beans Bunko
Kadokawa BOOKS
Kadokawa Bunko
Kadokawa Shoten (? Label)
Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
Kodansha BOX
Kodansha Taiga
Media Works Bunko
MF Books
MF Bunko J
Non Novel
Overlap Bunko
Poplar Bunko Pureful
Shinchousha Bunko
Shinchousha Bunko nex
Shueisha Orange Bunko
Starts Shuppan 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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