Bookwalker.jp 2018 yearly rankings (light novels)

These rankings are series rankings, not volume rankings. It also only includes series that have had new volumes released in the past year. 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.

The trend for shrinking rankings seems to be continuing – this year there is only top 50 overall and top 20 in individual rankings, rather than top 100 and top 30 previously.

Figures in brackets are last year’s rankings when appropriate.

*2. Overlord
*3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (1)
*4. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (2)
*6. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku (9)
*7. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (8)
*9. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (19)
10. No Game No Life (7)
12. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (5)
13. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (65)
14. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra (10)
17. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
19. Goblin Slayer (41)
20. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ (11)
21. Youjo Senki (4)
24. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (16)
25. Sword Art Online Progressive
27. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! (20)
33. Kumo Desu ga Nani ka? (48)
34. Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
38. Gamers! (28)
39. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (25)
41. Isekai Nonbiri Nouka
44. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. (29)
45. Strike the Blood (39)
48. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (27)
49. Hataraku Maou-sama! (34)
50. Highschool DxD (45)

Literature ranking: (last year’s ranking, when present – note: last year was top 30)
*1. Monogatari series (2)
*2. Boukyoku Tantei (3)
*3. Seikai Series
*4. Kusunoki Mebuki wa Yuusha de Aru
*5. Red Data Girl
*6. Haunted Campus (7)
*7. Just Because!
*8. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi (26)
*9. BEATLESS
10. Densetsu series (10)
11. JK Haru wa Isekai de Shoufu ni Natta
12. Ooya-san to Boku
13. Evangelion ANIMA
14. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (6)
15. Akuyaku Reijou Koukyuu Monogatari (16)
16. Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou
17. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou (5)
18. GODZILLA
19. Yakitori (13)
20. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari (14)

TL:
*3. Shinuhazu Datta Kekkonsha no Byouki ga Zenkaishita no de Konyaku Kaishou Shiyou to Omoimasu
*4. Ningenfushin na Ouji-sama ni Totsuidara, Shuuchaku Wanko to Kashite Idakaremashita
*5. Royal Cinderella Mama
*6. Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!!
*7. Ouji-sama ni Dekiai Sarete Komattemasu
*9. Otoko wa Ookami nano yo (Tabun)
10. Oku-sama Geki Love Kishi Danchou Kakka no Ichaama Houimou wa Goenryo Negaimasu!
11. Sakkon no Cinderella wa Kutsu wo Otosanai.
12. Toubou Hanayome wa Kaigun Shikan no Ouji-sama ni Tsukamaeraremashita
13. Isekai de Dorei ni Narimashita ga Goshuujin-sama wa Watashi ni Yokujou Shimasen
14. Uruwashi no Ouji no Nayami to Maid no Junan
15. Misokkasu Oujo no Kekkon Jijou
16. Kamoku na Otto no Dekiai Ganbou
17. Danna-sama to yome no Nichijou Seikatsu no Are ya Kore ya.
18. Uchi no Joushi ga Nise Kangan de, Koukyuu de Himitsu no Dekiai Seikatsu Shichattemasu
19. Koushaku Reisoku wa Ijippari na Reijou wo Kawaigaritakute Shikatanai
20. Kyoufu no Maou Heika Datta no ni Hanayome Kyuuun

 

There are no BL light novels in this year’s rankings.

Source: Bookwalker

Last year’s rankings

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