Half-year Japanese light novel sales rankings (first half 2016)

Data covers 23rd November 2015 – 22nd May 2016

Series ranking:

The number in brackets is the number of new volumes that came out in this period. * in the brackets indicates a related anime airing during the period covered.
*1. *,757,412 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (1*)
*2. *,489,374 Sword Art Online (1)
*3. *,371,880 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (1)
*4. *,321,535 Sword Art Online: Progressive (1)
*5. *,308,471 Monogatari Series (1)
*6. *,304,721 No Game No Life (1)
*7. *,302,013 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (2*)
*8. *,297,459 Boukyaku Tantei Series (2)
*9. *,280,586 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series (1, assuming zutto mae suki dakara is excluded)
10. *,263,357 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (1*)
11. *,238,163 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (2*)
12. *,213,521 Overlord (0)
13. *,210,762 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (1)
14. *,178,019 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? (1*)
15. *,165,442 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (1*)
16. *,157,460 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off (1*)
17. *,155,250 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (2*)
18. *,138,679 Orange (1, plus live action)
19. *,132,196 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (1)
20. *,128,460 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (1)
21. *,127,373 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari (2*)
22. *,123,649 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. (0)
23. *,120,955 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (2*)
24. *,119,692 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (1*)
25. *,105,145 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (1)
26. *,104,704 Bungou Stray Dogs (0*)
27. *,104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS (1)
28. *,101,012 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden (2*)
29. *,100,077 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Catastrophe (0*)
30. *,*96,084 Date A Live (1*)

Note: Several series had releases less than 3 weeks before the start date, which would thus have had an impact on sales, but these are not included in the release numbers.

Volume ranking:

*1. *,284,686 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
*2. *,261,951 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*3. *,198,065 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
*4. *,168,737 No Game No Life Vol.8
*5. *,153,066 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 “Wazamonogatari”
*6. *,122,488 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*7. *,106,698 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
*8. *,104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*9. *,101,596 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.6
10. *,100,516 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
11. *,*99,714 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
12. *,*99,215 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.5 “Koi-iro ni Sake”
13. *,*95,262 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
14. *,*91,545 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
15. *,*91,211 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
16. *,*84,582 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
17. *,*83,913 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishoku Negai
18. *,*81,961 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
19. *,*78,955 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
20. *,*77,700 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
21. *,*77,172 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
22. *,*73,163 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
23. *,*69,693 Date A Live Vol.14
24. *,*68,614 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15
25. *,*67,552 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.4
26. *,*63,424 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
27. *,*61,080 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.18
28. *,*57,306 Orange Vol.1
29. *,*56,147 Zero no Tsukaima Vol.21
30. *,*54,888 Hidan no Aria Vol.22
31. *,*51,568 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.1
32. *,*50,950 Orange Vol.2
33. *,*50,939 High School DxD Vol.21
34. *,*49,792 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.1
35. *,*49,194 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
36. *,*47,483 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.1
37. *,*47,403 Strike the Blood Vol.15
38. *,*47,215 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.2 “Yakimochi no Kotae”
39. *,*45,412 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
40. *,*44,813 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
41. *,*44,565 Eromanga-sensei Vol.6
42. *,*44,136 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.2
43. *,*43,742 Last Embryo Vol.2
44. *,*43,035 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
45. *,*42,683 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
46. *,*42,520 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 “Ima Suki ni Naru.”
47. *,*42,107 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9
48. *,*41,617 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
49. *,*41,567 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.14
50. *,*41,302 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
51. *,*39,569 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
52. *,*33,839 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
53. *,*33,801 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan – Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
54. *,*30,808 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho
55. *,*30,423 Orange Vol.3
56. *,*30,131 Jinrui Saikyou no Junai
57. *,*29,982 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan
58. *,*29,672 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Youkai PC wa Shitteiru

Thresholds:
Bunko: 56325 (100th)
Book: 79832 (100th)
Shinsho Novels: 29506 (20th)

(source:Oricon via MAL)

Data from this as well as for the last few weeks will be added to LNDB with the next update which should be done tomorrow. EDIT: this is now done

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