Half-year Japanese light novel sales rankings (first half 2017)

Data covers 21st November 2016 – 21st May 2017

Volume ranking:

*1. 292,267 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.7
*2. 285,125 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*3. 264,066 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*4. 173,046 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*5. 148,020 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*6. 129,377 Musubimonogatari
*7. 102,985 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*8. 101,480 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
*9. *95,920 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.11
10. *94,187 Honooro wo Ikumono
11. *92,710 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
12. *91,034 Accel World Vol.21
13. *85,498 Ima Sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo
14. *80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re [quest]
15. *79,431 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
16. *74,491 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
17. *71,009 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4
18. *69,463 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
19. *68,431 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files “Bourei no Negai”
20. *63,055 Youjo Senki 2
21. *61,604 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
22. *60,501 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
23. *60,135 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
24. *59,791 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9
25. *59,517 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
26. *59,488 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
27. *58,999 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
28. *57,862 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.7
29. *56,710 Date A Live Vol.16
30. *56,001 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.10
31. *55,279 Hidan no Aria Vol.24
32. *55,036 Strike the Blood Vol.16
33. *54,728 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8
34. *54,669 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka: Familia Chronicle Episode Ryu
35. *54,650 Tensei Shitara Slima Datta Ken 10
36. *54,540 Eromanga-sensei Vol.8
37. *40,080 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
38. *36,858 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Idol Ouji wa Shitteiru
39. *35,159 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Inkai
40. *34,240 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Gakkou no Toshi Densetsu wa Shitteiru
41. *33,538 Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
42. *28,622 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
43. *27,557 Gekijouban Kuroko no Basket: Last Game
44. *25,438 12-sai.: Omoritai
45. *24,273 Ao no Exorcist: Spy Game

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. 707,300 Sword Art Online (1)
*2. 578,811 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (2*)
*3. 540,806 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (2)
*4. 412,086 Kimi no Na wa. (0)
*5. 344,286 Youjo Senki (1*)
*6. 299,957 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (1)
*7. 275,579 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (1*)
*8. 239,132 Eromanga-sensei (1*)
*9. 231,214 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (2)
10. 168,725 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off (1*)
11. 155,631 Overlord (0)
12. 155,625 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (1*)
13. 151,679 Monogatari Series (1)
14. 140,639 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (0)
15. 137,160 No Game No Life (0)
16. 123,136 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (2*)
17. 117,210 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (0*)
18. 108,564 Goblin Slayer (2)
19. 104,018 Hidan no Aria (2)
20. *96,624 Fate/strange Fake (1)
21. *96,200 Bungou Stray Dogs (0*)
22. *94,469 No Game No Life: Practical War Game (1)
23. *93,118 Accel World (1)
24. *88,653 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (1)
25. *87,316 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (1)
26. *85,505 Gamers! (2)
27. *84,372 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (1)
28. *80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re (1)
29. *79,133 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (1)
30. *76,801 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (1)

Note: SaeKano had a release just 2 days before the start of the period covered. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index also had one less than 2 weeks previously.

Sales by author: (note: Sales for some authors includes regular novels.)

*1. 874,055 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online/Accel World/Zettai Naru Isolator)
*2. 747,536 Akatsuki Natsume (KonoSuba)
*4. 591,486 Nagatsuki Tappei (Re:Zero)
*5. 534,742 Nanatsuki Takafumi (no light novels released this year)
*7. 375,656 Uehashi Nahoko (Moribito Series)
*9. 345,432 Carlo Zen (Youjo Senki)
10. 344,447 Mikami En (Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou)
11. 341,099 Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.)
12. 318,399 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
13. 317,733 Hitsuji Tarou (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
14. 253,031 Nisio Isin (Monogatari Series/Saikyou Series)

Cutoff for bunko authors: 312,193
Cutoff for non-bunko authors: 246,684

Breakdown of individual rankings below.

Book: (included in volume rankings)
37. 148,020 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
44. 129,377 Musubimonogatari
71. 102,985 Youjo Senki Vol.1

(cut-off 86,330)

Bunko: (included in volume rankings)
*4. 292,267 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.7
*5. 285,125 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*7. 264,066 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
14. 173,046 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
28. 101,480 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
32. *95,920 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.11
33. *94,187 Honooro wo Ikumono
34. *92,710 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
35. *91,034 Accel World Vol.21
48. *79,431 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
54. *74,491 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
61. *71,009 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4
65. *68,431 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files “Bourei no Negai”
74. *61,604 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
75. *60,501 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
76. *60,135 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
78. *59,517 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
79. *59,488 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
81. *57,862 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.7
86. *56,710 Date A Live Vol.16
88. *56,001 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.10
91. *55,279 Hidan no Aria Vol.24
93. *55,036 Strike the Blood Vol.16
94. *54,669 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka: Familia Chronicle Episode Ryu
96. *54,540 Eromanga-sensei Vol.8

(cut-off 52,948)

Shinsho Novels: (duplicates removed, included in volume rankings)
*2. *80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re [quest]
*3. *69,463 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
*5. *58,999 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
*6. *54,728 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8
*9. *40,080 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
10. *36,858 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Idol Oouji wa Shitteiru
11. *35,159 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Inkai
12. *34,240 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Gakkou no Toshi Densetsu wa Shitteiru
13. *33,538 Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
15. *28,622 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
16. *27,557 Gekijouban Kuroko no Basket: Last Game
17. *25,438 12-sai.: Omoritai
19. *24,273 Ao no Exorcist: Spy Game

(cut-off 23,881)

Literature: (duplicates removed, included in volume rankings)
19.  *85,498 Ima Sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo

(cut-off 85,128)

Light novels: (duplicates removed, included in volume rankings)
16. *63,055 Youjo Senki 2
20. *59,791 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9
30. *54,650 Tensei Shitara Slima Datta Ken 10

(cut-off 54,650)

Authors: (bunko)
*3.  874,055 Kawahara Reki
*4.  747,536 Akatsuki Natsume
*6.  591,486 Nagatsuki Tappei
*7.  534,742 Nanatsuki Takafumi
*9.  375,656 Uehashi Nahoko
14.  344,447 Mikami En
15.  341,099 Shinkai Makoto
18.  318,399 Satou Tsutomu
19.  317,733 Hitsuji Tarou

(cut-off 312,193)

Authors: (book)
*9.  345,432 Carlo Zen
18.  253,031 Nisio Isin

(cut-off 246,684)

Source: Oricon via refugee-chan and myanimelist.net

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