Light novel POS (bunko) ranks for April 2016

NOTE that this is April 2016, so not the most recent month. Later months will be posted over the coming weeks/months.

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate last months rankings if applicable. RE indicates a reentry onto the rankings (For simplicity’s sake, things that were released before last month that are showing up on the rankings are shown as “RE” even if they have never ranked before). If a volume is new or came out in a previous month but has not ranked before then no figure is given.

The list below is the POS bunko ranking for April. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all bunko format books during the month, 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.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar month for the monthly rankings data.

**2. Sword Art Online 17
**4. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Koiiro ni Sake
**9. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 15
*22. Hidan no Aria 22
*25. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 10
*26. Boku wa Nando Demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru. (020)
*31. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv.10
*34. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1 (RE)
*41. GENESIS Series Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 9 pt 1
*42. Kono Kamen no Akuma ni Soudan wo!
*46. Kyoto Teramachisanjo no Holmes 4
*47. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19 (002)
*48. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (RE)
*55. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (115)
*70. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3 (RE)
*73. Knights & Magic 6 (140)
*75. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Yakimochi no Kotae (148)
*83. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (026)
*86. Saiunkoku Hisho pt 2
*89. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (033)
*90. Shin Tenchi Muyou GXP 14
*91. Chotto Ima kara Shigoto Yametekure (063)
*92. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken (491)
*93. Date A Live 14 (019)
*95. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (038)
*96. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 1 (RE)
*97. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (041)
*98. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (032)
100. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Hatsukoi no Ehon (190)
101. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (053)
104. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (046)
109. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (047)
111. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Ima Suki ni Naru. (179)
112. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 4 (RE)
119. Omachi Shitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimarudou 5 (102)
120. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 8 (247)
123. World Order 3 (156)
130. Chocolate Confusion (096)
133. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 5 (RE)
134. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 9
139. Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho 6
140. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 2 (RE)
143. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu to Kuro no Jikan (RE)
151. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 10 (062)
155. Highschool DxD 21 (025)
156. Hayou no Tsurugi 6 Ukon no Gyouan 27
161. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 6 (RE)
163. Order wa Tantei ni 7
166. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.8 (077)
169. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 7 (RE)
170. Bungou Stray Dogs: Tanteisha Setsuritsu Hiwa (RE)
171. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. 11
175. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! 1 (083)
176. Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora (175)
178. Next Life 9 (240)
182. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 3 (RE)
184. Ore wo Suki Nano wa Omae Dake ka yo 2
187. Guin Saga 138
188. Juuou Mujin no Fafnir 11
189. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4 (044)
190. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 14 (040)
196. Ryuu no Wakaba, Dr. no Dekiai
209. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 4 (014)
218. Tenshi no 3P! x7
224. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko Kuroshitsuji no Banka (021)
225. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! 2 (117)
226. Kujibiki Tokushu: Musou Harem-ken
236. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! 3 (137)
238. Kamisama no Goyounin (235)
243. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 4 (RE)
246. Assassin’s Bride 2
249. Heroes (Kabushikigaisha)!!!
250. Aldin no Shukuhai 12
252. Gun Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tenseishitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!? 7
264. Toshokan Sensou 1 (326)
272. No Game No Life 8 (161)
273. Mousou Oujo to Seiran no Kishi
274. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden 1
277. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 2 (Kadokawa Bunko) (164)
279. Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 11
282. Kamisama no Goyounin 5 (193)
283. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 5 (RE)
285. Mikkakan no Koufuku (254)
287. Isekai C Mart Hanjouki
289. Eiga Novelisation Orange (152)
290. Mardock Anonymous 1 (269)
291. Shujin no Aishuu
292. Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (195)
297. Chubyou Gekihatsu Boy (251)
298. Hundred 1 (RE)
306. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? #05
307. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (091)
308. Kuroneko to Sayonara no Tabi
309. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 22
312. Comm-nan no Ore ga, Koushou Skill ni ZenFurishite Tensei shita Kekka
313. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.7 (181)
314. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 6 (RE)
316. Gate Gaiden+ part 1 (104)
317. Sword Art Online 16 (364)
322. Kou-1 Desu ga Isekai desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita 8 (didn’t rank in previous month)
323. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records (109)
324. Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto ni wa 7
327. Sword Art Online 1 (406)
328. 10-nengoshi no Hiki-NEET wo Yamete Gaishutsu Shitara 1
331. Kaikan Honeymoon!!
338. Seven Cast no Hikikomori Majutsuou
341. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 9 (RE)
342. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Nezumi-tachi no Utage (107)
343. Gate Gaiden+ part 2 (111)
345. Izure Shinwa no Ragnarok 3
347. Hundred 10
349. Yami no Koutaishi 26
350. Bocchi Tenseiki 2 (432)
352. Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru 2
354. Raintree no Kuni (283)
356. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.3 (129)
360. Taishutsu Game (RE)
361. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.6 (173)
362. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Mou Ichido Dake, Aemasuka? #01
363. Saiunkoku Hisho part 1 (141)
365. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 7 (RE)
369. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.4 (146)
370. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.1 (106)
371. Nariyuki Saiou no Judai 7
376. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.5 (160)
377. Kuro no Koutei to Muku na Hanayome
379. Amayakashite Ageru: Fukushachou to Naisho no Doukyo Seikatsu
381. Monster no Goshuujinsama 6
384. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Kyozou no Uroboros (100)
390. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv 8 (RE)
395. Hundred 2 (RE)
398. Doubles!! 2nd Set (didn’t rank last month)
399. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.2 (106)
406. Kono Tairiku de, Fijika wa Warui Kusushi Datta
407. Rokka no Yuusha archive 1 (344)
409. Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai 6
410. Bakemono no Ko (RE)
414. Kobe Sakaemachi Antique-dou no Shuuriya-san
415. Zettai ni Hatarakitakunai Dungeon Master ga Damin wo Musaboru made 1
417. Shousetsu Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. (RE)
421. Saigi Ou no Keiyaku Ouhi
426. Isekai Shoukan wa Nidome desu 2 (didn’t rank last month)
434. Chronicle Regios 5
440. Kamisama no Goyounin 2 (349)
445. Saiunkoku Hisshou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 1 (Kadokawa Bunko) (217)
448. Rokuchounen to Ichiya Monogatari (didn’t rank last month)
450. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side 2 (081)
452. Sword Art Online 2 (RE)
455. Isekai no Meikyuu Toshi de Chiyu Mahoutsukai Yattemasu 4 (didn’t rank last month)
458. Frontier World
459. Toshokan Sensou 5 (392)
462. Isekai Konyoku Monogatari 4
464. Eromanga Sensei 6 (030)
467. Sword World 2.0 Replay Rock ‘n Role 2
469. Toshokan Sensou 2 (435)
471. Tensei shitara Koutei Heika ni Neko Kawaigarisareru Moyou desu.
474. Kougetsu Sasaki Hime Tan
475. Watashi no Shitsuji wa Gokigen Naname
479. No Game No Life (373)
480. Date Elf Masamune
482. Toshokan Sensou 6 (402)
483. No Game No Life 7 (345)
487. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 9 (056)
491. Ano Shinpu wa, Yappari Kuzu datta (didn’t rank in previous month)
495. Akuma ni Kyuukonsarete Gokuama Seikatsu Hajimemashita.
497. Osananajimi no Kuchibiru ni wa Midara na Kemono ga Sundeiru
498. Build Error no Tate Souryo 5

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Light novel POS (bunko) ranks for March 2016

NOTE that this is March 2016, so not the most recent month. Later months will be posted over the coming weeks/months.

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate last months rankings if applicable. RE indicates a reentry onto the rankings (For simplicity’s sake, things that were released before last month that are showing up on the rankings are shown as “RE” even if they have never ranked before). If a volume is new or came out in a previous month but has not ranked before then no figure is given.

The list below is the POS bunko ranking for March. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all bunko format books during the month, 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.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar month for the monthly rankings data.

**2. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19
*14. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 4
*19. Date A Live 14
*20. Boku wa Nando Demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru. (012)
*21. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko Kurohitsuji no Banka (056)
*25. Highschool DxD 21
*26. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1 (013)
*30. Eromanga-sensei 6
*32. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (016)
*33. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (024)
*38. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (031)
*40. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 14
*41. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (037)
*44. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4 RE
*46. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (047)
*47. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (050)
*53. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (066)
*56. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 9
*62. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 10
*63. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (029)
*77. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 8
*81. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side 2
*83. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 1 (100)
*89. Shin Fortune Quest II 7
*91. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (044)
*92. Shin Tenchi Muyou GXP 13
*96. Chocolate Confusion (361)
100. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Kyozou no Uroboros (075)
102. Omachi Shitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimarudou 5
104. Gate Gaiden+ part 1
106. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 1 (082)
107. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Nezumi-tachi no Utage (083)
109. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records
111. Gate Gaiden+ part 2
113. Kenja no Mago 3 (446)
115. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (186)
117. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 2 (138)
118. Zero no Tsukaima 21 (032)
125. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 2 (086)
126. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan 9
129. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 3 (097)
134. Nourin 12
136. Konjiki no Word Master 7
137. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 3 (171)
140. Knights & Magic 6
141. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 1 (Kadokawa Beans Bunko)
142. Saikyou wo Kojiraseta Level Kansuto Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten Sono Na wa “Buu Buu”
146. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 4 (111)
148. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Yakimochi no Kotae (215)
149. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 15 (061)
152. Eiga Novelisation Orange (063)
156. World Order 3
160. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 5 (128)
161. No Game No Life 8 (081)
164. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 2 (Kadokawa Bunko) (220)
169. Himajin, Maou no Sugata de Isekai e (didn’t rank last month)
173. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 6 (161)
174. Boogiepop Antithesis Alternative Ego no Ranyaku
175. Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora (248)
179. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Ima Suki ni Naru. (264)
181. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 7 (206)
185. Gamers! 4
190. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Hatsukoi no Ehon (281)
193. Kamisama no Goyounin 5 (087)
195. Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (102)
197. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (069)
198. Goblin Slayer (262)
199. Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iukoto ni wa 7
208. Koukyuu Kyoukaden
210. Takarakuji de 40-oku Atatta n dakedo Isekai ni Ijuusuru (didn’t rank last month)
211. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. 11
212. Taishutsu Game (229)
213. Granblue Fantasy 4 (didn’t rank last month)
217. Saiunkoku Hisshou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 1 (Kadokawa Bunko) (268)
219. Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimasu (didn’t rank last month)
227. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (didn’t rank last month)
229. Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan 4
231. Hataraku Maou-sama! 15 (011)
232. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4 LE
235. Kamisama no Goyounin (155)
237. Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai 12
240. Next Life 9
241. Kenja no Mago 2 (didn’t rank last month)
247. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 8
251. Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy (RE)
254. Mikkakan no Koufuku (216)
258. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 18 (414)
263. Sakurako san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru: Ookami no Jikan (068)
266. Kantai Collection -KanColle- Kakuyoku no Kizuna 6
268. Oshidori Fuufu no Ai wa Oukyuu wo Suku…u?
269. Mardock Anonymous 1
273. (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou: Saishuu Kessen wa Tsui ni Rikon?!
274. Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyarukara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! 14
275. Tenshoku no Shinden wo Hirakimashita 1 (didn’t rank last month)
280. Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha ・ Himura Hideo no Suiri I (135)
283. Raintree no Kuni (241)
290. Kibu: Minarai Onmyouji to Inishie no Sato
294. Ketsuyokuou Boumeitan 1
313. 15-sai, Owaranai 3 Jikan (didn’t rank last month)
316. Sword World 2.0 Replay 4
326. Toshokan Sensou 1 (370)
328. Durarara!! SHx4  (054)
331. Kakan no Oukoku no Hanagirai Hime
332. Karakusa Tshokan Raikyakubo 5th collection
339. Boku wa Isekai de Fuyo Mahou to Shoukan Mahou wo Tenbin ni Kakeru (didn’t rank last month)
341. Kono Kekkon, Himitsu ni Sasete Itadakimasu!?
342. Hatsukoi Sommelier (388)
344. Rokka no Yuusha archive 1
345. No Game No Life 7 (325)
349. Kamisama no Goyounin 2 (288)
355. Tada, Sore Dake de Yokattandesu (079)
357. Zettai Naru Isolator 3 (025)
360. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre (didn’t rank last month)
364. Sword Art Online 16 (403)
367. Chuuko demo Koi ga Shitai! 5
373. No Game No Life 1 (357)
376. Item Cheat na Dorei Harem Kenkokuki
377. Seirei Gensouki 3
379. Uchuugun Shikan Gakkou -Zenshou- 10
390. Flower Knight Girl 2
391. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (208)
392. Toshokan Sensou 5 (368)
393. Hajimari wa Kawaii Uso
399. Shio no Machi (312)
401. Kamisama no Goyounin 4 (341)
402. Toshokan Sensou 6 (389)
403. Saihate no Paladin
406. Sword Art Online 1 (420)
408. No Game No Life 4 (387)
409. Reliure
423. Manowa Ryuu no Sato Mezasu Watashi Tsuyokunaru
427. Tsuki no Mahou wa Koi wo Tsumugu 3
429. Kamisama no Goyounin 3 (347)
431. Toshokan Sensou 4 (392)
432. Bocchi Tenseiki 2
433. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 5 (211)
434. Furachi na Bodyguard: Amai Oshioki wa Bed no Ue de
435. Toshokan Sensou 2 (417)
438. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 3 (144)
439. No Game No Life 5 (427)
442. Tsukumosanka no Ayakashi Jijou 3
445. No Game No Life 2 (440)
448. Toshokan Sensou 3 (395)
450. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 6 (242)
451. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari (105)
456. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 8 (192)
464. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 7 (252)
466. No Game No Life 6 (432)
469. Kuusou Organ (RE)
474. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 2 (230)
481. Sennen Juliet (RE)
484. Ayakashi Kyoudai to Sakura no Jikenbo
489. No Game No Life 3 (448)
490. Toppatsuteki Happy Marriage! Konyakusha wa Kanpeki Darling
491. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken (RE)
493. Ensemble Stars! Seishun no Kyousoukyoku (RE)
495. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (489)

Links:
Oricon rankings for March 2016
POS bunsho rankings for March 2016

*for details of what labels are included in the list please see here.