Oricon yearly light novel sales for 2016 (UPDATED 3rd December with author details for ranks 11-20)

The period covered in this data is 23rd November 2015 to 20th November 2016.

Last year’s rankings

Volume ranking:

*1. 1,196,994 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. *,321,834 Sword Art Online 17
*3. *,298,674 Sword Art Online: Progressive 4
*4. *,288,839 Sword Art Online 18
*5. *,282,826 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*6. *,220,667 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*7. *,213,663 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19
*8. *,187,833 No Game No Life 8
*9. *,177,519 Overlord 10
10. *,169,814 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 20
11. *,161,438 Wazamonogatari
12. *,156,725 Kotonoha no Niwa
13. *,155,634 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1
14. *,155,363 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1
15. *,148,378 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
16. *,145,803 No Game No Life 9
17. *,135,511 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
18. *,131,893 Byousoku 5 Centimetre
19. *,131,173 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 10
20. *,131,170 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3
21. *,127,970 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2
22. *,125,218 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Koi-iro ni Sake
23. *,122,772 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8
24. *,122,677 Overlord 11
25. *,120,767 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4
26. *,119,434 Kagerou Daze 7
27. *,115,277 Nademonogatari
28. *,112,892 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5
29. *,112,786 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
30. *,110,574 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3
31. *,106,472 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 6
32. *,105,563 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6
33. *,104,601 Arslan Senki 15: Senki Futou
34. *,104,090 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7
35. *,*90,982 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
36. *,*85,881 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 1
37. *,*70,653 Orange 1
38. *,*69,515 Osomatsu-san: Bangai-hen
39. *,*69,190 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 7
40. *,*63,424 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
41. *,*62,184 Naruto: Konoha Shinden – Yukemuri Ninpouchou
42. *,*61,795 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no “Mon”
43. *,*61,083 Orange 2
44. *,*61,010 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
45. *,*57,153 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 2
46. *,*56,695 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Tamayura no Ie
47. *,*54,480 One Piece Film Gold

Series ranking: (figure in brackets is number of volumes released this year)

*1. 1,417,661 Kimi no Na wa. (2 versions of the same novel)
*2. 1,174,562 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (2)
*3. 1,020,673 Sword Art Online (2)
*4. 1,007,381 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (3)
*5. *,711,154 Overlord (2)
*6. *,602,256 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (2)
*7. *,562,187 No Game No Life (2)
*8. *,450,791 Monogatari Series (2)
*9. *,449,192 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (2)
10. *,435,482 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series (2)
11. *,422,569 Boukyaku Tantei Series (4, although one of these came out on 17th November)
12. *,380,144 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (3)
13. *,361,088 Sword Art Online: Progressive (1)
14. *,294,478 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (3)
15. *,292,746 Bungou Stray Dogs (1)
16. *,287,728 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (4)
17. *,282,826 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound (1)
18. *,282,077 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? (4)
19. *,281,195 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (3)
20. *,256,782 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (2)
21. *,236,127 Kagerou Daze (1)
22. *,225,229 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off (1)
23. *,195,199 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (3)
24. *,185,710 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. (0)
25. *,181,314 Ensemble Stars! (3)
26. *,180,275 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (2, although a third came out 4 days earlier)
27. *,174,175 Orange (1)
28. *,168,542 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (2)
29. *,163,829 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (2, although a third came out 2 days earlier)
30. *,162,562 Date A Live (2)

Sales by author: (note: Sales for some authors includes regular novels.)
*1. 1,540,797 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online/SAO: Progressive/Accel World)
*2. 1,485,612 Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa/Kotonoha no Niwa/Byousoku 5 Centimetre)
*3. 1,414,165 Arikawa Hiro (no light novel releases this year)
*4. 1,399,791 Akatsuki Natsume (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
*5. 1,171,819 Nagatsuki Tappei (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
*6. *,959,288 Nisio Isin (Boukyaku Tantei Series/Monogatari Series)
*7.  *,924,604 Uehashi Nahoko (no light novel releases this year but much of the sales come from Moribito)
*8. *,853,056 Nanatsuki Takafumi (Shomin Sample)
*9. *,773,861 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka)
10. *,711,154 Maruyama Kugane (Overlord)
11. *,636,339 Konno Bin (no light novel releases this year)

Cutoff for bunko authors: 636,339
Cutoff for non-bunko authors: 449,683

Breakdown of individual rankings below.

Book: (included in volume rankings)

30. 220,667 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
50. 177,519 Overlord 10
56. 161,438 Wazamonogatari
99. 122,677 Overlord 11
(cut-off 121,284)

Bunko: (included in volume rankings)

*1. 1,196,994 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
12. *,321,834 Sword Art Online 17
18. *,298,674 Sword Art Online: Progressive 4
20. *,288,839 Sword Art Online 18
21. *,282,826 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
30. *,213,663 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19
33. *,187,833 No Game No Life 8
42. *,169,814 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 20
54. *,156,725 Kotonoha no Niwa
55. *,155,634 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1
56. *,155,363 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1
59. *,148,378 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
61. *,145,803 No Game No Life 9
65. *,135,511 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
68. *,131,893 Byousoku 5 Centimetre
70. *,131,173 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 10
71. *,131,170 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3
74. *,127,970 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2
76. *,125,218 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Koi-iro ni Sake
79. *,122,772 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8
81. *,120,767 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4
84. *,119,434 Kagerou Daze 7
92. *,112,892 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5
94. *,110,574 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3
96. *,105,563 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6
98. *,104,090 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7
(cut-off 103,706)

Shinsho Novels: (duplicates removed, included in volume rankings)

*2. 112,786 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
*3. 106,472 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 6
*4. 104,601 Arslan Senki 15: Senki Futou
*5. *90,982 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
*6. *85,881 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 1
*7. *70,653 Orange 1
*8. *69,515 Osomatsu-san: Bangai-hen
*9. *69,190 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 7
11. *63,424 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
12. *62,184 Naruto: Konoha Shinden – Yukemuri Ninpouchou
13. *61,795 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no “Mon”
15. *61,083 Orange 2
16. *61,010 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
17. *57,153 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 2
18. *56,695 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Tamayura no Ie
19. *54,480 One Piece Film Gold
(cut-off 53,620)

Light Novels: (duplicates removed, included in volume rankings)

27. 115,277 Nademonogatari

Authors (bunko):

*3. 1,540,797 Kawahara Reki
*5. 1,485,612 Shinkai Makoto
*6. 1,414,165 Arikawa Hiro
*7. 1,399,791 Akatsuki Natsume
10. 1,171,819 Nagatsuki Tappei
13. *,924,604 Uehashi Nahoko
14. *,853,056 Nanatsuki Takafumi
15. *,773,861 Satou Tsutomu
20. *,636,339 Konno Bin

Authors (book):

*2. 959,288 Nisio Isin
*6. 711,154 Maruyama Kugane

(source: Oricon via refugeechan and MyAnimeList)

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