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.
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Half-year Japanese light novel sales rankings (first half 2016)

Data covers 23rd November 2015 – 22nd May 2016

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. *,757,412 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (1*)
*2. *,489,374 Sword Art Online (1)
*3. *,371,880 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (1)
*4. *,321,535 Sword Art Online: Progressive (1)
*5. *,308,471 Monogatari Series (1)
*6. *,304,721 No Game No Life (1)
*7. *,302,013 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (2*)
*8. *,297,459 Boukyaku Tantei Series (2)
*9. *,280,586 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series (1, assuming zutto mae suki dakara is excluded)
10. *,263,357 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (1*)
11. *,238,163 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (2*)
12. *,213,521 Overlord (0)
13. *,210,762 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (1)
14. *,178,019 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? (1*)
15. *,165,442 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (1*)
16. *,157,460 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off (1*)
17. *,155,250 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (2*)
18. *,138,679 Orange (1, plus live action)
19. *,132,196 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (1)
20. *,128,460 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (1)
21. *,127,373 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari (2*)
22. *,123,649 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. (0)
23. *,120,955 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (2*)
24. *,119,692 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (1*)
25. *,105,145 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (1)
26. *,104,704 Bungou Stray Dogs (0*)
27. *,104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS (1)
28. *,101,012 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden (2*)
29. *,100,077 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Catastrophe (0*)
30. *,*96,084 Date A Live (1*)

Note: Several series had releases less than 3 weeks before the start date, which would thus have had an impact on sales, but these are not included in the release numbers.

Volume ranking:

*1. *,284,686 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
*2. *,261,951 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*3. *,198,065 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
*4. *,168,737 No Game No Life Vol.8
*5. *,153,066 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 “Wazamonogatari”
*6. *,122,488 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*7. *,106,698 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
*8. *,104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*9. *,101,596 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.6
10. *,100,516 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3
11. *,*99,714 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
12. *,*99,215 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.5 “Koi-iro ni Sake”
13. *,*95,262 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
14. *,*91,545 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
15. *,*91,211 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
16. *,*84,582 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
17. *,*83,913 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishoku Negai
18. *,*81,961 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
19. *,*78,955 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
20. *,*77,700 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7
21. *,*77,172 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.10
22. *,*73,163 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
23. *,*69,693 Date A Live Vol.14
24. *,*68,614 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.15
25. *,*67,552 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.4
26. *,*63,424 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
27. *,*61,080 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.18
28. *,*57,306 Orange Vol.1
29. *,*56,147 Zero no Tsukaima Vol.21
30. *,*54,888 Hidan no Aria Vol.22
31. *,*51,568 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.1
32. *,*50,950 Orange Vol.2
33. *,*50,939 High School DxD Vol.21
34. *,*49,792 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.1
35. *,*49,194 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
36. *,*47,483 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.1
37. *,*47,403 Strike the Blood Vol.15
38. *,*47,215 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.2 “Yakimochi no Kotae”
39. *,*45,412 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.2
40. *,*44,813 Fate/strange Fake Vol.3
41. *,*44,565 Eromanga-sensei Vol.6
42. *,*44,136 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.2
43. *,*43,742 Last Embryo Vol.2
44. *,*43,035 Tokyo Ravens Vol.14
45. *,*42,683 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
46. *,*42,520 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.4 “Ima Suki ni Naru.”
47. *,*42,107 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Vol.9
48. *,*41,617 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.2
49. *,*41,567 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.14
50. *,*41,302 Bungou Stray Dogs Gaiden Vol.1
51. *,*39,569 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
52. *,*33,839 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
53. *,*33,801 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan – Toite Minitsuku! Bunpou no Jikan
54. *,*30,808 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho
55. *,*30,423 Orange Vol.3
56. *,*30,131 Jinrui Saikyou no Junai
57. *,*29,982 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korotan
58. *,*29,672 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Youkai PC wa Shitteiru

Thresholds:
Bunko: 56325 (100th)
Book: 79832 (100th)
Shinsho Novels: 29506 (20th)

(source:Oricon via MAL)

Data from this as well as for the last few weeks will be added to LNDB with the next update which should be done tomorrow. EDIT: this is now done

Oricon yearly light novel sales for 2015

The period covered in this data is 17th November 2014 to 22nd November 2015.

Volumes ranking:

*1. *,531,409 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.6
*2. *,325,991 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.3
*3. *,285,081 Sword Art Online Vol.16
*4. *,255,785 Kagerou Daze Vol.6
*5. *,251,640 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.16
*6. *,247,532 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.15
*7. *,244,336 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*8. *,224,761 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10
*9. *,217,136 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.1
10. *,207,460 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10.5
11. *,199,729 Coffee-ten Talleran Jikenbo Vol.4
12. *,194,973 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.17
13. *,187,465 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.11
14. *,168,810 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.18
15. *,158,397 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.2
16. *,157,524 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.12
17. *,157,104 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.7
18. *,156,331 No Game No Life Vol.7
19. *,151,793 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.5
20. *,149,060 Toshokan Sensou Vol. 1
21. *,148,228 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.9
22. *,146,981 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.8
23. *,144,473 Kamisama no Goyounin
24. *,143,937 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.3
25. *,143,148 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.4
26. *,140,934 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.1
27. *,140,327 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.1 “Orokamonogatari”
28. *,138,225 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.1
29. *,137,576 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Vol.6
30. *,131,972 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.6
31. *,128,980 Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku
32. *,124,208 Overlord Vol.1
33. *,123,720 Kamisama no Goyounin 3
34. *,121,110 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.2
35. *,119,780 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
36. *,115,292 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
37. *,110,999 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.6
38. *,110,216 Naruto Hiden Series Vol.5
39. *,105,627 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Koro-tan
40. *,104,261 Boruto: Naruto The Movie
41. *,100,035 The Last: Naruto the Movie
42. *,*92,689 Meitantei Conan: Gouka no Himawari
43. *,*92,040 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
44. *,*87,789 Naruto: Itachi Shinden – Koumyou-hen
45. *,*87,612 Tokyo Ghoul Vol.3 “Sekijitsu”
46. *,*80,917 Jinrui Saikyou no Hatsukoi
47. *,*71,235 Ansatu Kyoushitsu: Koro-tan – Kiso Tango de Wakaru! Jukugo no Jikan

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

*1. 1,220,217 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (3)
*2. 1,175,978 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (3)
*3. 1,050,446 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. (2)
*4. *,927,413 Overlord (2)
*5. *,883,833 Naruto Hiden Series (6)
*6. *,788,895 Sword Art Online (1)
*7. *,494,721 Kagerou Daze (1)
*8. *,413,663 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series (1)
*9. *,405,666 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (3)
10. *,390,856 Sword Art Online: Progressive (1)
11. *,380,413 Boukyaku Tantei Series (3)
12. *,336,883 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (3)
13. *,333,922 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (1)
14. *,326,179 No Game No Life (1)
15. *,314,890 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (3)
16. *,313,744 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (3, although one of these was on 20th November)
17. *,313,159 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Tanpenshuu (1)
18. *,302,486 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu (2)
19. *,294,451 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (various rereleases)
20. *,289,046 Hataraku Maou-sama! (3)
21. *,288,060 Monogatari Series (1)
22. *,263,824 Date A Live (2)
23. *,254,547 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko) (1)
24. *,250,630 Kuroko no Basket: Replace (1)
25. *,242,408 Seiken Tsukai no World Break (5)
26. *,237,742 Accel World (2)
27. *,234,809 Shinmai Maou no Testament (2)
28. *,230,153 Hidan no Aria (3)
29. *,226,010 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (3)
30. *,216,734 Naruto Shinden Series (3)

Sales by author:

*1. 1,628,698 Arikawa Hiro (Toshokan Sensou)
*2. 1,557,100 Oomori Fujino (DanMachi/Sword Oratoria)
*3. 1,482,482 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online/Progressive/Accel World/Zettai Naru Isolator)
*4. 1,363,605 Watari Wataru (OreGairu)
*5. 1,203,613 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka)
*6. *,927,413 Maruyama Kugane (Overlord)
*7. *,852,704 Nisio Isin (Boukyaku Tantei Series/Monogatari Series)
*8. *,653,079 Kamachi Kazuma (Index/Heavy Object/Zashiki Warashi/Mitou Shoukan/TMnHnZW)
*9. *,646,678 Mikami En (Biblia)
10. *,498,871 Higashiyama Akira (Naruto Hiden, figure includes non-light novels)
11. *,490,185 Uehashi Nahoko (no light novels released this year, figure includes non-light novels)
12. *,372,780 Towada Shin (Naruto Hiden/Tokyo Ghoul novels)

Breakdown of individual rankings below.

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