Light novel POS ranks for March 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 March. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books 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.

**2. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19
*25. Seirei no Moribito (371)
*29. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 4
*39. Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu -Sotsugyou hen-
*40. Date A Live 14
*41. Boku wa Nando Demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru. (033)
*43. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko Kurohitsuji no Banka (109)
*49. Highschool DxD 21
*50. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1 (034)
*58. Eromanga-sensei 6
*61. Yami no Moribito (RE)
*62. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (043)
*64. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (056)
*74. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (070)
*80. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 14
*82. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (080)
*86. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4
*93. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (096)
*99. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (101)
103. Yume no Moribito (RE)
105. Izakaya Bottakuri 5 (didn’t rank last month)
111. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (126)
113. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko – Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko version (140)
116. Zan’e (024)
119. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 9
124. Cake Ouji no Spécialité (095)
125. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 10
126. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (065)
127. Kidou Senshi Gundam UC 11
150. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (089)
170. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 8
179. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side 2
180. Kokuu no Tabibito (RE)
184. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 1 (205)
201. Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu 8.5
209. Shin Fortune Quest II 7
211. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Kyozou no Uroboros – Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko version
216. Shin Tenchi Muyou GXP 13
219. Yaneura no Bishounen
227. Chocolate Confusion (didn’t rank last month)
235. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Kyozou no Uroboros (146)
238. Omachi Shitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimarudou 5
243. Gate Gaiden+ part 1
247. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 1 (160)
248. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Nezumi-tachi no Utage (164)
250. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records
253. Gate Gaiden+ part 2
254. Kami no Moribito part 1 (RE)
256. Kenja no Mago 3 (didn’t rank last month)
258. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (376)
261. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 2 (287)
263. Zero no Tsukaima 21 (071)
267. Inaku Nare, Gunjou (289)
271. Kami no Moribito part 2 (RE)
273. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 2 (171)
275. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan 9
287. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 3 (200)
305. Nourin 12
307. Konjiki no Word Master 7
308. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 3 (352)
311. Knights & Magic 6
312. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou 1
314. Saikyou wo Kojiraseta Level Kansuto Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten Sono Na wa “Buu Buu”
323. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 4 (232)
326. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Yakimochi no Kotae (439)
346. Eiga Novelisation: orange (122)
330. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 15 (120)
353. World Order 3
360. Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? 2
367. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 5 (265)
368. No Game No Life 8 (159)
369. Legend 5
375. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou 2 (446)
382. Himajin, Maou no Sugata de Isekai e (didn’t rank last month)
389. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 6 (329)
397. Boogiepop Antithesis Alternative Ego no Ranyaku
399. Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora (RE)
404. Souro no Tabibito
405. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Ima Suki ni Naru. (RE)
410. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 7 (411)
415. Wazamonogatari (091)
419. Gamers! 4
430. Soul Catcher(s) Interlude act 3
432. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Hatsukoi no Ehon (RE)
436. Ten to Chi no Moribito 1 (RE)
445. Sayonara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei 5
446. Kamisama no Goyounin 5 (175)
448. Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (214)
449. Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu 3
454. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (130)
460. Goblin Slayer (didn’t rank last month)
462. Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto ni wa 7
464. Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (RE)
465. Ten to Chi no Moribito 2 (RE)
480. Ten to Chi no Moribito 3 (RE)
481. Koukyuu Kyoukaden
483. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu 13
490. Takarakuji de 40-oku Atatta n dakedo Isekai ni Ijuusuru (didn’t rank last month)
491. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. 11
493. Taishutsu Game (458)
496. Granblue Fantasy 4

(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
Arian Rose
Cobalt Bunko
Dengeki Bunko
Famitsu Bunko
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
Futaba Bunko
GA Bunko
Gagaga Bunko
Hero Bunko
JUMP j-BOOKS
Kadokawa Beans Bunko
Kadokawa BOOKS
Kadokawa Bunko
Kadokawa Comics Ace
Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
Kodansha BOX
Kodansha Bunko
Kodansha Taiga
Media Works Bunko
MF Bunko J
Monster Bunko
Overlap Bunko
Overlap Novels
Shinchou Bunko
Shinchou Bunko nex
Starts Shuppan Bunko

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