2017 in retrospect: A few personal yearly top 10s

As with last year, eligibility is determined by when I first encountered the thing in question, not when the series started.

The relatively few new things this year means that some of the awards have relatively low thresholds to get on. It also means I’ve skipped out on a few sections. That and the fact that some data has disappeared due to computer troubles over the course of this year and I’m either unable or unwilling to get it back.

Top 10 new female characters:

10. Kusanagi Yuma (Soushin Shoujo Matoi)
9. Kouro Hotaru (Black Bullet)
8. Kanna Kamui (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon)
7. Kokonoe Yae (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni)
6. Kaneshiro Sora (Tenshi no 3P!)
5. Re=L Rayford (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records)
4. Toriumi Sakura (Tenshi no 3P!)
3. Nephren Ruq Insania (Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka?)
2. Satanichia Kurumizawa McDowell (Gabriel DropOut)
1. Nina Alexandrovna (Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic)

 

Top 10 new male characters:

10. Kamisama (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni)
9. Halter Vainney (Clockwork Planet)
8. Sasajima Gakuto (Nana Maru San Batsu)
7. Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
6. Riku Dola (No Game No Life)
5. Fafnir (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon)
4. Kashimura Zouroku (Alice to Zouroku)
3. Ayanokouji Kiyotaka (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
2. Heine Wittgenstein (Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine)
1. Glenn Radars (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records)

And back down to zero male characters in the top 10 overall. Only 2 in the top 20 in fact.

Top 10 pleasant surprises (anime only):
This is a list for series that most exceeded what I expected from them. Thus low expectations are as important as high results.

10. Eromanga-sensei
9. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
8. Princess Principal
7. Akiba’s Trip The Animation
6. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)
5. Soushin Shoujo Matoi
4. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
3. Isekai Shokudou
2. Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic
1. Kemono Friends

Of course Kemono Friends is top of this list.

No drop rankings this year due to some key data having been lost.

Top 10 new manga/light novels:
Series are not counted as read if I am less than 20 pages in.

I did quite a lot of reading comparatively this year, but it was mostly reading stuff that I had already started in previous years. When there are only 9 new things between both manga and light novels, why separate them? There are no manga adaptations of light novels (or vice versa) on the list, but I marked the manga entries anyway to make it clearer.

9. Psycome
8. Anne Happy♪ (manga)
7. Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
6. ReLIFE (manga)
5. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Homura’s Revenge (manga)
4. Goblin Slayer
3. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
2. Rokka no Yuusha
1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Top 10 new anime:
Sequels excluded.

10. Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic
9. Tenshi no 3P!
8. Isekai Shokudou (AOTS Summer 2017)
7. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel
6. Soushin Shoujo Matoi
5. Gabriel DropOut
4. Youjo Senki
3. Kemono Friends (AOTS Winter 2017)
2. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
1. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? (AOTS Spring 2017)

There is no AOTS for Autumn 2017 as I didn’t watch any Autumn anime.

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 25th December 2017

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th December)
• Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 15 (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活15)
• Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu 3 (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集3)
• あまのじゃくな氷室さん 好感度100%から始める毒舌女子の落としかた
• Kyou kara Ore wa Loli no Himo! 5 (今日から俺はロリのヒモ!5)
• クロス・コネクト あるいは垂水夕凪の入れ替わり完全ゲーム攻略
• ポンコツ勇者の下剋上
• Mugen Senbukyoku 2 (夢幻戦舞曲2)
• Wakiya-kun no Shuyaku Riron 2 (ワキヤくんの主役理論2)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th December)
• Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 4 Barbecue x Kamigami no Shukufuku (とんでもスキルで異世界放浪メシ 4 バーベキュー×神々の祝福)
• Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha 2 (望まぬ不死の冒険者 2)
• 奴隷商人しか選択肢がないですよ? ~ハーレム? なにそれおいしいの?~ 2
• いらないスキル買い取ります 1

MF Books: (release date 25th December)
• Hachinan-tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 12 (八男って、それはないでしょう! 12)
• フェアリーテイル・クロニクル ~空気読まない異世界ライフ~ 16
• Kujonin 6 ~Hi no Kuni no Shounin-hen~ (駆除人 6 ~火の国の商人篇~)
• ライオットグラスパー ~異世界でスキル盗ってます~ 7
• Mahou? Sonna koto yori Kinniku da! 3 (魔法? そんなことより筋肉だ! 3)

Gabriella Bunko Plus: (release date 25th December)
• 地味なOLの私ですがハイスペックな彼氏と同棲はじめました
• 青年社長は家政婦をメチャクチャ溺愛しています

Dear Novels: (release date 25th December)
• 優しく啼かせて 2

Orgis Novel: (release date 25th December)
• Tensei Inja wa Hokusoemu 2 (転生隠者はほくそ笑む2)

Keitai Shousetsu Bunko: (release date 25th December)
• イジメ返し 恐怖の復讐劇
• 逢いたい夜は、涙星に君を想うから。
• 新装版 粉雪
• 新装版 地味子の秘密 ~天然地味子×イジワル王子VS黒羽の大妖怪~
• お前だけは無理。

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 25th December)
• 涙の先で君に会いたい
• ブラック・メリーゴーランド

Nou-Ichigo Bunko: (release date 25th December)
• 柊くんは私のことが好きらしい
• それはきっと、君に恋をする奇跡。

Cobalt Bunko: (release date 26th December)
• Honoo no Mirage Showa-hen: Sangekou Blues (炎の蜃気楼昭和編 散華行ブルース)
• サンリオ男子 好きと嫌いのアシンメトリー

GC Novels: (release date 26th/27th December)
• Sekkaku Cheat wo Moratte Isekai ni Teni shita n dakara, Suki na You ni Ikitemitai 2 (せっかくチートを貰って異世界に転移したんだから、好きなように生きてみたい 2)
• Douyara Watashi no Karada wa Kanzen Muteki no you desu ne 2 (どうやら私の身体は完全無敵のようですね 2)
• Enoku Dainibutai no Ensei Gohan 2 (エノク第二部隊の遠征ごはん 2)

Priere Bunko: (release date 26th December)
• 買われた花嫁の幸せな結末

Fairy Kiss: (release date 26th December)
• 転生侯爵令嬢はS系教師に恋をする。2
• 乙女の頬に、騎士からキスを
• 時めぐりは、幼馴染み騎士と一緒に

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 27th December)
• 終わりのセラフ 一瀬グレン、19歳の世界再誕1
• Kikaijikake no Daybreak 2 Decide the Destiny (機械仕掛けのデイブレイク2 Decide the Destiny)
• Kirinomiya-senpai wa Nazo ga Tokenai 2 (霧ノ宮先輩は謎が解けない2)

Kodansha X Bunko White Heart: (release date 27th December)
• 新装版 呪縛 ―とりこ―
• 桜花傾国物語 月下の親王

M Novels: (release date 27th December)
• 村人転生 最強のスローライフ(7)

Overlap Bunko: (release date 27th December)
• Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Rei 1 (ありふれた職業で世界最強 零 1)

Monster Bunko: (release date 28th December)
• Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei 7 (進化の実~知らないうちに勝ち組人生~(7))
• Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru 6 (チート魔術で運命をねじ伏せる(6))
• Bocchi Tenseiki 6 (ぼっち転生記(6))
• Succubus ni Tensei shita node Milk wo Shiborimasu. 2 (サキュバスに転生したのでミルクをしぼります。(2))
• Gesu Yuusha no Dungeon Harem 2 (ゲス勇者のダンジョンハーレム(2))
• そのスライム、ボスモンスターにつき注意 最低スライムのダンジョン経営物語(1)

Hero Bunko: (release date 28th December)
• Risou no Himo Seikatsu 10 (理想のヒモ生活 10)
• Isekai Cheat Magician 7 (異世界チート魔術師 7)
• Muyoku no Seijo 4 (無欲の聖女 4)
• Gyakuseichou Cheat de Sekai Saikyou 3 (逆成長チートで世界最強 3)
• Usotsuki Senki, Meikyuu wo Yuku 2 (嘘つき戦姫、迷宮をゆく 2)

Sonya Bunko: (release date 28th December)
• 契約夫は待てができない
• 背徳の接吻

Starts Shuppan Bunko: (release date 28th December)
• きみに届け。はじまりの歌
• 神様の居酒屋お伊勢
• 僕の知らない、いつかの君へ

HJ Bunko: (release date 29th December)
• Seirei Gensouki 9. Gekka no Yuusha (精霊幻想記 9.月下の勇者)
• Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii? (魔王の俺が奴隷エルフを嫁にしたんだが、どう愛でればいい?)
• VRMMO Gakuen de Tanoshii Makaizou no Susume 3 ~Saijaku Job de Saikyou Damage Deshitemita~ (VRMMO学園で楽しい魔改造のススメ 3~最弱ジョブで最強ダメージ出してみた~)
• 魔術破りのリベンジ・マギア 3.はぐれ陰陽師の越境魔術
• Yarinaoshi Eiyuu no Kyouiku Nisshi 2 (やりなおし英雄の教育日誌 2)

KCG Bunko: (release date 29th December)
• Kagerou Daze 8 -summer time reload- (カゲロウデイズVIII -summer time reload-)

Wings Bunko: (release date 29th December)
• Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi 21 (三千世界の鴉を殺し(21))

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 29th December)
• Ubaumono Ubawarerumono 9 (奪う者 奪われる者IX)
• Isekai Kenkokuki 2 (異世界建国記II)
• 生産職を極め過ぎたら伝説の武器が俺の嫁になりました
• 人なき世界を、魔女と京都へ。
• 親しい君との見知らぬ記憶
• アビス・コーリング 元廃課金ゲーマーが最低最悪のソシャゲ異世界に召喚されたら
• Maoujou no Chef 3 Shinryuu no Ramen de Kotaeru Gourmet Megami no Kyuukyoku Chuumon (魔王城のシェフIII 神龍のラーメンで応えるグルメ女神の究極注文)

Melissa: (release date 29th December)
• 男は狼なのよ(多分)
• 超絶美麗宰相閣下の執着愛

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• Ikinokori Renkinjutsushi wa Machi de Shizuka ni Kurashitai 02 (生き残り錬金術師は街で静かに暮らしたい 02)

Adult light novels:
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 25th December) – 2 volume
Otona Bunko (release date 25th December) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko (release date 25th December) – 1 volume

Plus a rerelease of 私のホワイトライオン under Melissa Bunko.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 18th December 2017 (UPDATED 31st December)

There are a whole load of Japanese releases scheduled for next Monday, some of which are bound to shift forward to this week. This is it for now, though. (Edit: I was right – 22 more books added)

Because of Christmas, next week’s post may be delayed.

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 19th December)
• Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 10
• KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 4: You Good-for-Nothing Quartet
• Goblin Slayer 4
• Sword Art Online 12: Alicization Rising
• The Saga of Tanya the Evil 1: Deus lo Vult
• The Devil is a Part-Timer 9
• Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers 3
• That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 1
• The Irregular at Magic High School 6: Yokohama Disturbance Arc 1
• Baccano! 6: 1933: First: The Slash ~Cloudy to Rainy~
• Accel World 12: The Red Crest
• The Asterisk War 05: Battle for the Crown
• Kingdom Hearts II: The Novel vol 2

Seven Seas: (release date 19th December)
• Monster Girl Doctor 1
• Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Gold Edition) (delayed from 7th November)

Japanese Releases:

Tiara Bunko: (release date 18th December)
• プレイボーイの旦那様は結婚したらすごい愛妻家に!
• 堅物な騎士団長はかわいい王女にべた惚れです。
• 花嫁は魔女!? 傲慢王太子の淫らなキスで幸せになりました

Cocktail Kiss Bunko: (release date 18th December)
• 天才ヴァイオリニストに見初められちゃいましたっ!

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 19th December)
• Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. 14 (俺、ツインテールになります。 14)
• 編集長殺し
• Boukyaku no Ice Organ 2 (忘却のアイズオルガン 2)

Gagaga Books: (release date 19th December)
• 無名の最強魔法師

J-Novel Light: (release date 19th December)
• Desktop Army: Rapunzel no Matou (デスクトップアーミー ラプンツェルの魔塔)

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 19th December)
• JORGE JOESTAR

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th December)
• Date A Live Encore 7 (デート・ア・ライブ アンコール7)
• Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen 3 (キミと僕の最後の戦場、あるいは世界が始まる聖戦3)
• Konjiki no Word Master 12 -Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat- (金色の文字使い12 ‐勇者四人に巻き込まれたユニークチート‐)
• Izure Shinwa no Ragnarok 8 -Mame no Ou to Tengai Makyou- (いづれ神話の放課後戦争〈ラグナロク〉8 ―魔眼の王と天涯魔境―)
• Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai 5 (俺が好きなのは妹だけど妹じゃない5)
• Gun-Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei Shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita (軍オタが魔法世界に転生したら、現代兵器で軍隊ハーレムを作っちゃいました!? 12)
• Buta Koushaku ni Tensei shita kara, Kondo wa Kimi ni Suki to Iitai 4 (豚公爵に転生したから、今度は君に好きと言いたい4)
• Houkago wa, Isekai Kissa de Coffee wo 2 (放課後は、異世界喫茶でコーヒーを2)
• ロード・オブ・リライト ‐最強スキル《魔眼》で始める反英雄譚‐
• 暗殺拳はチートに含まれますか? ~彼女と目指す最強ゲーマー~
• VS Fairy Tail: Bad End na Unmei no Heroine wo Sukuidase- (バーサス・フェアリーテイル2 ―バッドエンドな運命のヒロインを救い出せ―)
• レイズ・オン・ファンタジー ギャンブラーは異世界を謳歌する

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th December)
• にわか令嬢は王太子殿下の雇われ婚約者2
• 竜血卿の結婚 間違いと脅迫からはじまる新婚生活

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th December)
• ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ 導かれし田舎者たち2

Mynavi Shuppan Fan Bunko: (release date 20th December)
• 黄昏古書店の家政婦さん ~春夏秋冬下町恋話~
• 無気力探偵2~赤い紐連続殺人事件~

Kodansha Taiga: (release date 21st December)
• ジンカン 宮内庁神祇鑑定人・九鬼隗一郎
• 繕い屋 月のチーズとお菓子の家
• 毎年、記憶を失う彼女の救いかた
• 算額タイムトンネル

PASH! Books: (release date 22nd December)
• Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear 8 (くま クマ 熊 ベアー 8)
• 紅の死神は眠り姫の寝起きに悩まされる

HJ Novels: (release date 22nd December)
• Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 11 (異世界はスマートフォンとともに。 11)
• Kuitsume Youhei no Gensou Kitan 4 (食い詰め傭兵の幻想奇譚 4)
• タナカの異世界成り上がり3
• Isekai de Ryourinin wo Meijirareta Ore ga Joou Heika no Gunshi ni Nariagaru! 2-Sarame (異世界で料理人を命じられたオレが女王陛下の軍師に成り上がる! 2皿め)

Dash X Bunko: (release date 22nd December)
• Shinki no Campiones: Toroia Sensou (神域のカンピオーネス トロイア戦争)
• Anata ga Watashi wo Suki ni Naru Jishin wa Arimasen ga, Watashi ga Anata wo Suki ni Naru Jishin wa Arimasu (貴方がわたしを好きになる自信はありませんが、わたしが貴方を好きになる自信はあります)
• Monku no Tsukeyou ga Nai Love-Come 7 (文句の付けようがないラブコメ 7)
• Märchen Mädchen 3 (メルヘン・メドヘン 3)
• Jichou Shinai Moto Yuusha no Tsuyokute Tanoshii New Game 4 (自重しない元勇者の強くて楽しいニューゲーム 4)
• ぽんしゅでGO! ~僕らの巫女とほろ酔い列車旅~

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 22nd December)
• 逃亡花嫁は海軍士官の王子様につかまえられました
• 鋼の元帥と見捨てられた王女 銀の花嫁は蜜夜に溺れる

Media Works Bunko: (release date 22nd December)
• 博多豚骨ラーメンズ8
• もうひとつの命
• アリクイのいんぼう 運命の人と秋季限定フルーツパフェと割印
• この終末、ぼくらは100日だけの恋をする
• サンリオ男子 俺たちの冬休み
• 本日はコンビニ日和。
• さよなら西郷先輩

Morningstar Books: (release date 22nd December)
• 異世界でアイテムコレクター 5
• リアルチートオンライン 1

Overlap Bunko: (release date 22nd December)
• Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 7 (ありふれた職業で世界最強 7) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
• Ayakashihime wa Aisaretai 2 Kyouun no Majo (あやかし姫は愛されたい 2 凶運の魔女)
• 村人Aと帝国第七特殊連隊<ドラゴンパピー> 1.ヒュドラ殺し
• アマデウスの残り灯 無欲の不死者と退屈な悪神

Shincho Bunko nex: (release date 23rd December)
• レアリアIII(後篇): 運命の石
• レアリアIII(前篇): 運命の石

Shincho Bunko: (release date 23rd December)
• 八万遠

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 温泉むすめ 神さまだけどアイドルはじめます!
• キャラ文庫アンソロジーI 琥珀

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th December) – 3 volumes
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 22nd December) – 2 volumes

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 11th December 2017

English Releases:

Seven Seas/J-Novel Club: (release date 12th December)
• Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level. 4 – The Leaders and the Led

Japanese Releases:

Honey Bunko: (release date 11th December)
• 令嬢は淫らな夢に囚われる
• 王領地伯のエメラルド ~相愛の瑕~

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 12th December)
• 十二大戦対十二大戦

Arian Rose: (release date 12th December)
• Fukushuu wo Chikatta Shironeko wa Ryuuou no Hiza no Ue de Damin wo Musaboru 4 (復讐を誓った白猫は竜王の膝の上で惰眠をむさぼる 4)
• 起きたら20年後なんですけど! ~悪役令嬢のその後のその後~ 1
• 婚約破棄の次は偽装婚約。さて、その次は……。 3
• 非凡・平凡・シャボン! 3

Nox Novels: (release date 12th December)
• Dungeon Creator ~Isekai de New Game~ 2 (ダンジョンクリエイター ~異世界でニューゲーム~ 2)
• 迷宮のアルカディア ~この世界がゲームなら攻略情報で無双する! ~ 2

M Novels: (release date 13th December)
• 異世界でもふもふなでなでするためにがんばってます。(4)
• 死にやすい公爵令嬢(2) エーリカ・アウレリアと天使の玄室

Tull Kiss Bunko: (release date 13th December)
• 幼なじみは押しかけ執事

Futaba Bunko: (release date 14th December)
• 神様の定食屋(2) ごちそうさま、めしあがれ
• 神様の棲む診療所(2)
• 時給三〇〇円の死神

GA Bunko: (release date 14th December)
• Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 14 (最弱無敗の神装機竜《バハムート》14)
• Youjo-sama to Zero-kyuu Shugosha-sama (幼女さまとゼロ級守護者さま)
• Waga Gyouyuu ni Furueyo Tenchi 6 ~Alexis Teikoku Kouryuuki~ (我が驍勇にふるえよ天地6 ~アレクシス帝国興隆記~)
• Chuuko Demo Koi ga Shitai! 11 (中古でも恋がしたい! 11)
• Hundred 14 -Save The Universe- (ハンドレッド14―セーブ・ザ・ユニバース―)
• Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu! 6 (超人高校生たちは異世界でも余裕で生き抜くようです! 6)
• Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Harem-ken 7 (くじ引き特賞:無双ハーレム権7)
• 脱サラした元勇者は手加減をやめてチート能力で金儲けすることにしました
• 機巧銃と魔導書(グリモワール)
• 君と夏と、約束と。
• New Game ni Cheat wa Iranai! 2 (ニューゲームにチートはいらない! 2)

GA Novel: (release date 14th December)
• Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja 3 ~Sekai Saikyou no Kenja ga Sara ni Tsuyoku naru Tame ni Tensei Shimashita~ (失格紋の最強賢者3 ~世界最強の賢者が更に強くなるために転生しました~)
• Yuusha no Furi mo Raku ja Nai. 3 -Riyuu? Ore ga Kami dakara- (勇者のふりも楽じゃない3――理由? 俺が神だから――)

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th December)
• Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan 7, Taidou, Takeda Shingen (戦国小町苦労譚 七、 胎動、武田信玄)
• Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan 8 Tougoku Hansou (人狼への転生、魔王の副官 8 東国奔走)
• Dragon wa Sabishii to Shinjaimasu ~Rebecca-tan no ni Itan wa Jinrui Saikyou no Youhei~ 3 (ドラゴンは寂しいと死んじゃいます ~レベッカたんのにいたんは人類最強の傭兵~ 3)
• 聖剣、解体しちゃいました
• やりなおし転生*俺の異世界冒険譚
• Yasei no Last Boss ga Arawareta! 6 (野生のラスボスが現れた! 6)

J Novel Light Bunko: (release date 15th December)
• RAIL WARS! 14 Nihon Kokuyuu Tetsudou Kouantai (RAIL WARS! 14 日本國有鉄道公安隊)

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th December)
• 茉莉花官吏伝 二 百年、玉霞を俟つ
• 聖剣が人間に転生してみたら、勇者に偏愛されて困っています。2
• 瑠璃花舞姫録 召しませ、舞姫様っ!
• 呪われた伯爵と月愛づる姫君 おとぎ話の魔女

Saga Forest: (release date 15th December)
• 墓守は意外とやることが多い2

Seikaisha FICTIONS: (release date 16th December)
• Marginal Operation Rev 03 (マージナル・オペレーション改 03)
• ラスト・ロスト・ジュブナイル ~Last Lost Juvenile~ 交錯のパラレルワールド

Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series: (release date 17th December)
• 白いしっぽと私の日常

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• コバルト文庫40年カタログ コバルト文庫創刊40年公式記録
• 国境線の魔術師 休暇願を出したら、激務の職場へ飛ばされた
• 俺のチートは神をも軽く凌駕する

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
King novels (release date 13th December) – 1 volume
Otona Bunko (release date 13th December) – 2 volumes
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 13th December) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko (release date 13th December) – 1 volume

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 4th December 2017 (UPDATED 13th December)

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Iris Neo: (release date 4th December)
• 指輪の選んだ婚約者3 花嫁修業と騎士の最愛
• 婚約者が悪役で困ってます2 婚前旅行記

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 4th December)
• ハイキュー!! ショーセツバン!! IX
• 友食い教室

Asahi Bunko: (release date 7th December)
• 聖刻-BEYOND-

JUMP j BOOKS Tankobon: (release date 8th December)
• よみがえった勇者はGYU-DONを食べ続ける

Dengeki Bunko: (release date 9th December)
• GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 10 part 2 (GENESISシリーズ 境界線上のホライゾンX<中>)
• Shin Fortune Quest II 9 Elf-tachi no Shunjun (新フォーチュン・クエストII(9) エルフたちの逡巡)
• Nejimaki Seirei Senki : Tenkyou no Alderamin 13 (ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミンXIII)
• 86 -eighty six- Ep.3 Run Through The Battlefront- (part 2) (86―エイティシックス―Ep.3 ―ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント―〈下〉)
• Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho 11 -Kemono to Majo no Murazukuri- (ゼロから始める魔法の書XI ―獣と魔女の村づくり―)
• KiraPuri-ojisan to Youjo Senpai 3 (キラプリおじさんと幼女先輩(3))
• 魔術監獄のマリアンヌ
• うちの聖女さまは腹黒すぎだろ。
• 昔勇者で今は骨
• 1パーセントの教室
• 魔法少女のスカウトマン

Tsugikure Books: (release date 9th December)
• Re:ビルド! ! ~生産チート持ちだけど、まったり異世界生活を満喫します~

Moon Drops: (release date 9th December)
• 怖がりの新妻は竜王に、永く優しく愛されました。
• 数学女子が転生したら、次期公爵に愛され過ぎてピンチです!

CROSS NOVELS: (release date 9th December)
• 狐の婿取り – 神様、さらわれるの巻 –

SKYHIGH Bunko: (release date 9th December)
• 死神と善悪の輪舞曲

Berry’s Bunko: (release date 10th December)
• 極上な御曹司にとろ甘に愛されています
• 副社長と愛され同居始めます
• 俺様Dr.に愛されすぎて
• 強引な次期社長に独り占めされてます!
• 溺愛CEOといきなり新婚生活!?
• 伯爵夫妻の甘い秘めごと 政略結婚ですが、猫かわいがりされてます
• 過保護な騎士団長の絶対愛

Kadokawa BOOKS: (release 10th December)
• デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲12
• 痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います。 2
• 没落予定なので、鍛冶職人を目指す6
• 『金の星亭』繁盛記~異世界の宿屋に転生しました~
• 限界集落・オブ・ザ・デッド
• 勇者、辞めます ~次の職場は魔王城~
• 魔法薬師が二番弟子を愛でる理由 ~専属お食事係に任命されました~

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 織田家の長男に生まれました
• ダンジョンを経営しています ベルウッドダンジョン株式会社西方支部繁盛記

Bookwalker.jp 2017 yearly rankings (light novels)

These rankings are series rankings, not volume rankings. The overall rankings list (the top one) has gaps as things that are not light novels (mostly manga) have been left out. This treatment has not been applied to the literature rankings, so there are a couple of non-light novels on there.

These rankings cover bookwalker ONLY but this is a major source of light novel sales, so is worth including despite being limited to a single site.

Obviously this is the Japanese bookwalker, not the global one.

Unlike in previous years, there is no “male” or “female” rankings this year.

*1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*4. Youjo Senki
*5. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*6. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
*7. No Game No Life
*8. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*9. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
10. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra
11. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
13. Kotenbu Series
16. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria
17. Sword Art Online
19. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
20. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
21. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
25. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
26. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
27. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
28. Gamers!
29. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni
31. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Familia Chronicle
34. Hataraku Maou-sama!
39. Strike the Blood
40. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
41. Goblin Slayer
42. Fairytale Chronicle
45. Highschool DxD
46. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
47. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
48. Kumo desu ga Nani ka?
49. Date A Live
50. Eromanga-sensei
54. Zero no Tsukaima
55. Monogatari Series
56. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
60. Isekai de Skill wo Kaitai shitara Cheat na Yome ga Zoushoku Shimashita
61. Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de
62. Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita
63. Hidan no Aria
64. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
65. Ryuuou no Oshigoto
67. Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
68. Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Nikai Kougeki no Okaa-san wa Suki desu ka?
72. Tokyo Ravens
75. NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta
76. Accel World
77. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
78. Honzuki no Gekokujou
79. Sword Art Online Progressive
82. Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
84. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
85. Kenja no Mago
89. Shinmai Maou no Testament
90. Sekai no Owari no Encore
91. Last Embryo
95. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
96. Seirei Gensouki
97. Only Sense Online

Literature ranking (some overlap with the above)
1. Kotenbu Series
2. Monogatari
3. Boukyaku Tantei
4. GOSICK
5. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou
6. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
7. Haunted Campus
8. Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru
9. Gi(a)rlish number
10. Densetsu Series
11. Katanagatari
12. Saikyou Series
13. Yakitori
14. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari
15. Mizukagami Suiri
16. Akuyaku Reijou Koukyuu Monogatari
17. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
18. Sakurada Reset
19. Kamisama no Goyounin
20. Mitsubachi to Enrai
21. Haruchika Series
22. Uchuu Gunshikan Gakkou
23. Vatican Miracle Examiner
24. Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
25. Houkago Chikyuu Boueigun
26. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
27. Izakaya Bottakuri
28. Reinoushi Minato
29. Onmyouji Abe no Seimei
30. Konyakusha wa, Watashi no Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

BL series (light novels only)
23. Takumi-kun Series

TL:
1. Iseisha no Neya
2. Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!!
3. Taihen na Koto ni Natteshimatta
4. Isekai Cinderella: Kishi-sama to Shinkon Slow Life wa Hajimemasu
5. Tou kara Orita Himegimi
6. Ore no Osanazuma ga Mukusugite Kawaisugite Shinpou tamaran! Otona na Heika ni Torotoro ni Amayakasaremakuri
7. Hakushaku-sama to Koi no Karasawagi
8. Kedamono Koutei ga Danna-sama ni Nattara, Ichatsukisugi desu, Heika no Baka Baka!
9. Ecchi na Outaishi Denka ni Hiru mo Yoru mo Aisaresugitemasu: Oyome-san wa “Dakimakura” De wa Arimasen!
10. Oni no Sousui Kakka nano ni Niizuma ga Kawaisugite Modaetemasu
11. Gunpuku no Hanayome
12. Danna-sama ga Zetsurinsugite Komatteimasu
13. Kyouou no Jouai
14. Lamperius no Kyuuketsuki
15. Akuma na Kishi-sama to Usagi-chan na Oyome-san
16. Katabutsu Kishi wa Koi ni Ochiru
17. Onna Hakushaku no Karei naru Konkatsu
18. Koushaku-sama no Kawaii Koibito
19. Mangaka to Yakuza
20. Erotics Kaizer
21. Shounen Ou no Yome
22. Hikagemono no Oujo desu ga Koutei Heika ni Ryakudatsu Dekiaisaretemasu
23. Yotogi no Ichigo wa Dansouchuu
24. Koutei Heika to Toshi no Sa: Aisare Okusama Life
25. Watashi no Daikirai na Ouji-sama
26. Gensui Koushaku no Niizuma wa Aisaresugite Komarigimi Desu
27. Chou
28. Goshuchinsama ga Mieru!
29. Makai de Kekkon shimashita
30. Kokuryuu Kishi no Nayamashiki Netsuai

Last year’s post

Source: bookwalker.jp

Oricon yearly light novel sales for 2017 (UPDATED 7th May 2018)

The period covered in this data is 21st November 2016 to 19th November 2017.

Last year’s rankings

Updated 7th May 2018 to include rank 51-200 on the book rank, rank 51-100 on the bunko rank, rank 11-50 on the book author and bunko author ranks, the bungei top 50, rank 11 to 30 on the Shinsho novels ranking and rank 21-30 on the light novels rankings

Volume ranking:

*1. 316,861 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 7
*2. 316,193 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 315,396 Sword Art Online 19
*4. 226,687 Sword Art Online 20
*5. 193,530 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21
*6. 192,739 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Bunko)
*7. 186,249 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 12
*8. 184,833 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*9. 181,093 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 22
10. 174,502 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 23
11. 170,547 Overlord 12
12. 155,404 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12
13. 149,528 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
14. 144,731 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 11
15. 141,695 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
16. 139,076 Musubimonogatari
17. 121,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
18. 115,481 Youjo Senki 1
19. 111,710 No Game No Life Practical War Game
20. 111,267 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 12
21. 106,742 Shinobumonogatari
22. 105,574 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12
23. 102,751 Honooro wo Ikumono
24. *95,390 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
25. *94,430 Kamisama no Goyounin 7
26. *91,824 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound
27. *86,690 Tokyo Ghoul:re Novel [quest]
28. *69,313 Youjo Senki 2
29. *69,306 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9
30. *66,638 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 10
31. *65,327 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8
32. *64,742 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
33. *64,243 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
34. *56,816 Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho 2
35. *50,155 Youjo Senki 3
36. *47,562 Okitegami Kyouko no Urabyoushi
37. *46,152 Youjo Senki 7
38. *40,838 Gakkou no Toshi Densetsu wa Shitteiru
39. *40,413 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.
40. *39,642 Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita
41. *37,343 Idol Ouji wa Shitteiru
42. *36,887 Bleach Can’t Fear Your Own World 1
43. *36,103 Abunai Tanjoubi Blue wa Shitteiru
44. *35,359 Gekijouban Kuroko no Basuke LAST GAME
45. *31,811 One Piece Novel: Mugiwara Stories
46. *30,766 Hoshi no Kirby: Meta-knight to Ginga Saikyou no Senshi
47. *30,483 Hoshi no Kirby: Kessei! Kirby Hunters Zet no Maki
48. *29,115 Jinrui Saikyou no Tokimeki
49. *28,102 Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho 1
50. *26,790 12-sai ~Mamoritai~

Series ranking:

*1. 1,173,096 Sword Art Online
*2. *960,418 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3. *925,671 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. *809,636 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*5. *564,642 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*6. *501,026 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*7. *489,916 Eromanga-sensei
*8. *443,995 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*9. *426,706 Overlord
10. *417,891 Youjo Senki
11. *391,843 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
12. *372,958 No Game No Life
13. *330,664 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
14. *329,389 Gamers!
15. *288,988 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
16. *277,871 Monogatari Series
17. *269,982 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
18. *257,979 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
19. *240,241 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
20. *236,607 Knights & Magic
21. *220,401 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
22. *210,078 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden
23. *197,894 Goblin Slayer
24. *170,169 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
25. *166,077 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
26. *163,475 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
27. *155,754 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
28. *154,986 Hidan no Aria
29. *148,575 Accel World
30. *144,561 Strike the Blood

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

*1. 1,427,555 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online, Accel World, Zettai Naru Isolator)
*2. 1,191,696 Akatsuki Natsume (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! + various spin-offs)
*3. 1,031,306 Uehashi Nahoko (no light novels released this year)
*4. *996,174 Nagatsuki Tappei (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu + various spin-offs)
*5. *835,045 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
*6. *662,048 Omori Fujino (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka + various spin-offs)
*7. *652,067 Nanatsuki Takafumi (no light novels released this year)
*8. *622,793 Kinugasa Shougo (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
*9. *501,896 Hitsuji Tarou (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records + spinoff)
10. *489,916 Fushimi Tsukasa (Eromanga-sensei)
11. *486,427 Kamiya Yuu (No Game No Life, Clockwork Planet)
12. *449,439 Nisio Isin (Monogatari, Boukyaku Tantei Series)
13. *429,329 Arikawa Hiro (no light novels released this year)
14. *426,706 Maruyama Kugane (Overlord)
15. *423,088 Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.)
16. *419,043 Carlo Zen (Youjo Senki)
17. *383,447 Mikami En (Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou)
18. *354,063 Aoi Sekina (Gamers!)
19. *346,347 Fuse (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken)
20. *341,077 Maruto Fumiaki (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
21. *309,254 Yonezawa Honobu (Kotenbu series)
22. *307,094 Watari Wataru (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru)

Breakdown of individual rankings below.

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