Light novel POS ranks for Year 2018

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate 2017’s rankings if applicable. RE indicates a volume that came out before 2017 but did not appear in last year’s rankings. If a volume came out in 2017 but did not rank, then this is indicated. If a volume is new then no figure is given.

The list below is the POS (bunsho) ranking for the full year 2018. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books during the year, 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.

Please note that unlike previous years this data was taken directly from the top 500 myself. There may be things that are missing as a result (eg. I didn’t spot Ameku Takao no Jiken Karte when going through as the rankings give the volume title only for that one). If you notice anything missing please let me know

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar year for the yearly rankings data.

*25. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai (001)
*36. Mata, Onaji Yume wo Miteita
*52. Biblia Koshoudou no Jiken Techou 8
*56. Overlord 13
*57. Sword Art Online Progressive 5
*76. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 24
*78. Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko version)
*81. Sword Art Online Porgressive 6
*85. Sword Art Online 21
*87. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 25
*95. No Game No Life 10
100. Ashita no Kodomo-tachi
101. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 13
102. Tabineko Report (058)
106. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 26
112. Meitantei Conan: Zero no Hikkounin
132. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 14
135. Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku (062)
152. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 27
155. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. 13
163. Kaiketsu Zorori no Dragon Daiji 2
170. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 8
172. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7.5
174. Saigo no Isha wa Ameagari no Sora ni Kimi wo Negau Part 1
199. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 14
200. One Piece novel A 1
201. Kaiketsu Zorori no Chitei Tanken
204. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 15
216. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 16
222. Saigo no Isha wa Ameagari no Sora ni Kimi wo Negau Part 2
225. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 9
227. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 12
228. Kagerou Daze 8 (didn’t rank last year)
242. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 13
245. Cake-Ouji no Spécialité
253. Kamisama no Goyounin 8
256. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku 1
266. One Piece novel A 2
277. Saigo no Isha wa Sakura wo Miagete Kimi wo Omou (131)
314. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 7
316. Yoimonogatari
329. Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko version)
331. Ameku Takao no Jiken Karute 6
347. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai (RE)
355. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 17
358. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 8
365. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 7
381. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files: Nageki no Ningyou
382. Overlord 1 (RE)
389. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 15 (didn’t rank last year)
419. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 1 (RE)
429. Accel World 23
437. Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho 3
440. Overlord 12 (124)
444. Kaiketsu Zorori Robot Dai Sakusen
451. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 13 (250)
454. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 9
481. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 20
483. Goblin Slayer 7
487. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (RE)
491. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 1 (RE)
495. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 8
498. Hoshi no Kirby: Kessen! Battle Deluxe
499. Shika no Ou 1 (048)

Last year: 2017

Source: POS (Shoseki blog)

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