Light novel POS (bunko) ranks for March 2016

NOTE that this is March 2016, so not the most recent month. Later months will be posted over the coming weeks/months.

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 bunko ranking for March. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all bunko format 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
*14. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 4
*19. Date A Live 14
*20. Boku wa Nando Demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru. (012)
*21. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko Kurohitsuji no Banka (056)
*25. Highschool DxD 21
*26. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1 (013)
*30. Eromanga-sensei 6
*32. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (016)
*33. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (024)
*38. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (031)
*40. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 14
*41. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (037)
*44. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4 RE
*46. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (047)
*47. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (050)
*53. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (066)
*56. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 9
*62. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 10
*63. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (029)
*77. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 8
*81. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side 2
*83. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 1 (100)
*89. Shin Fortune Quest II 7
*91. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (044)
*92. Shin Tenchi Muyou GXP 13
*96. Chocolate Confusion (361)
100. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Kyozou no Uroboros (075)
102. Omachi Shitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimarudou 5
104. Gate Gaiden+ part 1
106. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 1 (082)
107. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Nezumi-tachi no Utage (083)
109. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records
111. Gate Gaiden+ part 2
113. Kenja no Mago 3 (446)
115. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (186)
117. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 2 (138)
118. Zero no Tsukaima 21 (032)
125. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 2 (086)
126. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan 9
129. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 3 (097)
134. Nourin 12
136. Konjiki no Word Master 7
137. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 3 (171)
140. Knights & Magic 6
141. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 1 (Kadokawa Beans Bunko)
142. Saikyou wo Kojiraseta Level Kansuto Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten Sono Na wa “Buu Buu”
146. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 4 (111)
148. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Yakimochi no Kotae (215)
149. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 15 (061)
152. Eiga Novelisation Orange (063)
156. World Order 3
160. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 5 (128)
161. No Game No Life 8 (081)
164. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 2 (Kadokawa Bunko) (220)
169. Himajin, Maou no Sugata de Isekai e (didn’t rank last month)
173. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 6 (161)
174. Boogiepop Antithesis Alternative Ego no Ranyaku
175. Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora (248)
179. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Ima Suki ni Naru. (264)
181. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 7 (206)
185. Gamers! 4
190. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Hatsukoi no Ehon (281)
193. Kamisama no Goyounin 5 (087)
195. Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (102)
197. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (069)
198. Goblin Slayer (262)
199. Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iukoto ni wa 7
208. Koukyuu Kyoukaden
210. Takarakuji de 40-oku Atatta n dakedo Isekai ni Ijuusuru (didn’t rank last month)
211. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. 11
212. Taishutsu Game (229)
213. Granblue Fantasy 4 (didn’t rank last month)
217. Saiunkoku Hisshou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 1 (Kadokawa Bunko) (268)
219. Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimasu (didn’t rank last month)
227. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (didn’t rank last month)
229. Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan 4
231. Hataraku Maou-sama! 15 (011)
232. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4 LE
235. Kamisama no Goyounin (155)
237. Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai 12
240. Next Life 9
241. Kenja no Mago 2 (didn’t rank last month)
247. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 8
251. Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy (RE)
254. Mikkakan no Koufuku (216)
258. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 18 (414)
263. Sakurako san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru: Ookami no Jikan (068)
266. Kantai Collection -KanColle- Kakuyoku no Kizuna 6
268. Oshidori Fuufu no Ai wa Oukyuu wo Suku…u?
269. Mardock Anonymous 1
273. (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou: Saishuu Kessen wa Tsui ni Rikon?!
274. Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyarukara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! 14
275. Tenshoku no Shinden wo Hirakimashita 1 (didn’t rank last month)
280. Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha ・ Himura Hideo no Suiri I (135)
283. Raintree no Kuni (241)
290. Kibu: Minarai Onmyouji to Inishie no Sato
294. Ketsuyokuou Boumeitan 1
313. 15-sai, Owaranai 3 Jikan (didn’t rank last month)
316. Sword World 2.0 Replay 4
326. Toshokan Sensou 1 (370)
328. Durarara!! SHx4  (054)
331. Kakan no Oukoku no Hanagirai Hime
332. Karakusa Tshokan Raikyakubo 5th collection
339. Boku wa Isekai de Fuyo Mahou to Shoukan Mahou wo Tenbin ni Kakeru (didn’t rank last month)
341. Kono Kekkon, Himitsu ni Sasete Itadakimasu!?
342. Hatsukoi Sommelier (388)
344. Rokka no Yuusha archive 1
345. No Game No Life 7 (325)
349. Kamisama no Goyounin 2 (288)
355. Tada, Sore Dake de Yokattandesu (079)
357. Zettai Naru Isolator 3 (025)
360. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre (didn’t rank last month)
364. Sword Art Online 16 (403)
367. Chuuko demo Koi ga Shitai! 5
373. No Game No Life 1 (357)
376. Item Cheat na Dorei Harem Kenkokuki
377. Seirei Gensouki 3
379. Uchuugun Shikan Gakkou -Zenshou- 10
390. Flower Knight Girl 2
391. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (208)
392. Toshokan Sensou 5 (368)
393. Hajimari wa Kawaii Uso
399. Shio no Machi (312)
401. Kamisama no Goyounin 4 (341)
402. Toshokan Sensou 6 (389)
403. Saihate no Paladin
406. Sword Art Online 1 (420)
408. No Game No Life 4 (387)
409. Reliure
423. Manowa Ryuu no Sato Mezasu Watashi Tsuyokunaru
427. Tsuki no Mahou wa Koi wo Tsumugu 3
429. Kamisama no Goyounin 3 (347)
431. Toshokan Sensou 4 (392)
432. Bocchi Tenseiki 2
433. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 5 (211)
434. Furachi na Bodyguard: Amai Oshioki wa Bed no Ue de
435. Toshokan Sensou 2 (417)
438. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 3 (144)
439. No Game No Life 5 (427)
442. Tsukumosanka no Ayakashi Jijou 3
445. No Game No Life 2 (440)
448. Toshokan Sensou 3 (395)
450. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 6 (242)
451. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari (105)
456. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 8 (192)
464. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 7 (252)
466. No Game No Life 6 (432)
469. Kuusou Organ (RE)
474. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 2 (230)
481. Sennen Juliet (RE)
484. Ayakashi Kyoudai to Sakura no Jikenbo
489. No Game No Life 3 (448)
490. Toppatsuteki Happy Marriage! Konyakusha wa Kanpeki Darling
491. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken (RE)
493. Ensemble Stars! Seishun no Kyousoukyoku (RE)
495. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (489)

Links:
Oricon rankings for March 2016
POS bunsho rankings for March 2016

*for details of what labels are included in the list please see here.

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