Light novel POS ranks for Year 2016

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

The list below is the POS (bunsho) ranking for the full year 2016. 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.

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

**1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*36. Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*38. Sword Art Online 17
*45. Sword Art Online 18
*50. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound
*59. Boku wa Nando de mo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo suru.
*73. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19
*74. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (040)
*85. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa
104. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 20
106. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1 (RE)
107. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Koiiro ni Sake
111. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre
124. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (RE)
143. No Game No Life 9
151. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
153. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 10
156. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (RE)
159. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (RE)
167. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (RE)
172. Wazamonogatari
173. Overlord 10
184. Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu -Sotsugyou hen-
185. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (RE)
199. Kagerou Daze 7
207. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3 (RE)
213. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 11
215. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (RE)
216. Kamisama no Goyounin 6
227. No Game No Life 8
233. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6
235. Overlord 11
239. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 4 (RE)
240. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8
246. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (176)
247. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7
269. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 5 (RE)
272. Kamisama no Goyounin 5
273. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 8
289. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Kinyoubi no Ohayou
291. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 6
295. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 7
310. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Yakimochi no Kotae (231)
311. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10
314. Nademonogatari
319. Accel World 20
324. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9
327. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken (RE)
332. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 15
337. Chocolate Confusion
342. Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita.
346. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9
360. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 16
365. Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (103)
366. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (RE)
368. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10
379. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Hatsukoi no Ehon (279)
381. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Kuro no Jidai (RE)
384. Eiga Novelisation: Orange
392. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Ima Suki ni Naru (196)
395. Kamisama no Goyounin (128)
409. Bungou Stray Dogs: Tanteisha Setsuritsu Hiwa
412. Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora
431. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko Kurohitsuji no Banka
434. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Eiga Novelisation
438. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Megumin no Turn (RE)
464. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
477. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 4
490. Mikkakan no Koufuku (RE)
495. Isshun no Eien wo, Kimi to

Last year: 2015 (note: the list of labels included is different from last year’s rankings)

Source: POS via book-rank.net

An attempt at ranking English language sales of light novel series

Note that the word “attempt” is an important one here.

As you probably already know if you are reading this, every week I post the weekly releases of light novels both in English and in Japanese on this blog. What you may or may not know is that the order of novels in the post is ranked. The ranking priority goes date -> label ordered by top ranking of that label -> order within that label. For the Japanese releases I use the order on Amazon, which isn’t always quite the same as the sales rankings but is far quicker to do. For the English releases I use Book Depository.
Why do I use them when I don’t tend to even buy my stuff from them? Simple – they are the only retailer that meets all five of the basic requirements:
– They have a ranking that covers every book on the site and which is continuously updated.
– They sell all light novels that get physical English language releases.
– They are a relatively large retailer.
– They sell worldwide, and don’t focus on a specific country or region.
– Sales are not skewed by the actions of the retailer (eg. Amazon’s history of hiding light novels under their manga adaptations)

This data is usually collected on a Sunday (occasionally Monday morning instead), and with the vast majority of English language releases coming out on a Tuesday this means that the rankings are for 2 days before release, and thus give you relatively comparable figures.

However, I only started actually taking long-term note of the actual rankings in the middle of the year, so I can’t give you every volume or the volume 1s of each series or something. What I can do, however, is to give a list of the latest volumes of each series, including the upcoming week’s releases.

Bear in mind that a couple of weeks I lost the actual figures for. However, in all bar one of these cases (Tokyo Ghoul : Days being the exception) I am confident of the site rank to the nearest thousand, and in no cases is the below out by more than one rank*.

So, from best rank to worst, here’s the list:

  1. My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected 1
  2. Bakemonogatari part 1
  3. Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- 2
  4. Sword Art Online Progressive 004
  5. Overlord 2: The Dark Warrior
  6. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 7
  7. No Game No Life 5
  8. Sword Art Online 9: Alicization Beginning
  9. Tokyo Ghoul : Days
  10. The Rising of the Shield Hero 6
  11. Goblin Slayer 1
  12. The Devil is a Part-Timer 6
  13. The Irregular at Magic High School 3: Nine School Competition Arc 1
  14. Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrope at Sixteen 3
  15. Psycome 2 : Murder Princess and the Summer Death Camp
  16. Durarara! 5
  17. Log Horizon 6: Lost Child of the Dawn
  18. The Isolator 3: The Trancer
  19. Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Vol. 1
  20. Legend of the Galactic Heroes : Endurance
  21. Accel World 08: The Binary Stars of Destiny
  22. Strike the Blood 4: Labyrinth of the Blue Witch
  23. Naruto: Itachi’s Story 2
  24. A Certain Magical Index 9
  25. Baccano! 3: 1931 the Grand Punk Railroad: Express
  26. Kagerou Daze V: The Deceiving
  27. Black Bullet 5: Rentaro Satomi, Fugitive
  28. The Asterisk War 02: Awakening of Silver Beauty
  29. Vampire Hunter D : Throng of Heretics (volume 24)

Excluded:
Spice and Wolf – too long since the last volume
Haruhi – series is on long term hiatus rather than ongoing and English releases are caught up, too long since the last volume.
Naruto Hiden – too long since the last volume, unclear if the latter half are actually going to be released.
Everything with no physical release (which I don’t post on this blog either).

Drawbacks to bear in mind:
These are ordered by RANKING, not sales. The same rank will to a certain extent be inevitably be a different sales figure at different times of year. In particular I would expect series released this week to get a lower rank than they would usually at a given sales level. Then again the timing may lead to them getting more sales as well.
The rankings are those of the latest volumes. New series will always do better than ones that have been going for a long time, which is why I included the volume number/name in the list.
As stated above, a couple of the series that haven’t seen releases in a while were done from memory but I can guarantee that nothing is out by more than one rank on the list above.
This being done from bookdepository’s rankings mean that no other retailer’s sales are relevant. This is thus a relatively small sample size, and Book Depository is probably not representative of the overall market.

* The uncertainties are between Tokyo Ghoul : Days and Sword Art Online, and between Strike the Blood and Accel World. In the former case I am about 55% confident that SAO is higher, and in the latter case, the penultimate volume of Accel World came out on the same day as the latest Strike the Blood volume, and got a better rank than it, which is why I put it higher.

2016’s TV anime by source material

This is a follow up on last year’s post.

Total: 243 TV anime
92 manga (37.8%)
69 original (28.4%)
24 game (9.9%)
16 light novel (6.6%)
8 novel
6 otome game
5 visual novel
5 card game
4 picture book
4 source unknown
3 manhua
3 mixed media project
1 folk tales
1 drama cd
1 book
1 visual book

Read more for breakdown by season and a brief analysis of some points of possible interest.

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Most requested English light novel licenses #2 (July/August/September)

Back at the start of May I made a blog post on the most requested English light novel licenses from tweeting Yen Press’s twitter. But of course the series that are requested will change over time, based on new series airing, anime adaptations, or other circumstances.

So, a few months on, I’ve taken another 3 month snapshot to get a different view of things.

Unfortunately it is too early to tell whether or not those requests have any correlation to licenses, let alone any influence on it. This is especially the case given that their last light novel license announcement was on 1st July (which is the first day covered here), which may have been too soon for any license initiated by requests to have any influence anyway.

Of those series that were licensed since the start of May, KonoSuba was the most requested in the previously covered period, and Rokka no Yuusha was requested by one person. Goblin Slayer and Death March were not requested at all.

Vertical have licensed a few things in the time since as well, and Seven Seas has picked up a volume, but none of these were requested from Yen Press in either set of data.

As with last time, requests for continuations/more volumes of releases of series that Yen Press already hold the license to were ignored. The exception to this is the Spice and Wolf extra stories (grouped together as it wasn’t always obvious which was being requested) as these would likely require a new license.

The same basic approach was taken as last time to counting the tallies. You can view that post if you want the details. The most significant thing to remember is that each person’s request was only counted once no matter how many times that individual requested the series.

Here is the list of titles requested and the number of requests for each:

Ookami to Koushinryou Spring Log etc. – 27
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria – 11
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin/Alderamin on the Sky – 8
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar/Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash – 7
Date A Live – 6
Highschool DxD – 5
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry – 5
Amagi Brilliant Park – 4
Magdala de Nemure – 4
Re:Zero Ex/Re:Zero Tanpenshuu (bunched together as not always clear which is being requested) – 4
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata – 4
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? – 3
Hitsugi no Chaika – 2
Kino no Tabi/Kino’s Journey* – 2
Masou Gakuen HxH – 2
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai! – 2
Tokyo Ravens – 2
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou – 1
Arslan Senki/Heroic Legend of Arslan – 1
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – 1
Bungou Stray Dogs novels – 1
Campione – 1
Chrome Shelled Regios – 1
Dorei Career Planner wa Seikou Dekiru Shokugyou – 1
Ecstas Online – 1
Fate/Zero – 1
Full Metal Panic!* – 1
GOSICK* – 1
Hibike! Euphonium/Sound! Euphonium – 1
Hidan no Aria* – 1
Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 1
Kimi no Na wa. – 1
Knight’s & Magic – 1
Kotenbu Series/Hyouka/Classics Club Series – 1
Kyou kara Maou – 1
Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon/Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere – 1
Madan no Ou to Vanadis – 1
Magika no Kenshi to Basileus/Magika Swordsman and Summoner – 1
Maouyuu Maou Yuusha – 1
Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu – 1
Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?/And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online – 1
NEW GATE – 1
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come wo Zenkryoku de Jama Shiteiru/NouCome – 1
Popolochronicle – 1
ROD Read or Die – 1
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? – 1
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance – 1
Shakugan no Shana* – 1
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai/ShimoSeka – 1
Shinmai Maou no Testament – 1
Slayers* – 1
Sword Art Online Gun Gale Online – 1
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken – 1
Toradora – 1
Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Mashotsukai The Novel – 1
Tytania – 1
Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai – 1
Vamp!* – 1

*Titles marked with an asterisk would be license rescues. Vamp! was never actually released, whereas all the other series were dropped after the first volume(s) came out.

That’s 139 requests (44 more than last time) for 58 series (18 more than last time) in total. This shows a significant increase, which may indicate a larger fandom, or just be a symptom of Yen Press becoming more talkative on social media.

Spice and Wolf got such a high number in part because of Yen Press’s teasing prior to the announcement of the collector’s edition. HakoMari also saw a big increase in requests. Alderamin goes up thanks to its anime, and Grimgar and Rakudai stay on high figures even as their anime adaptations fade in prominence, while Date A Live seems to have established itself as a perennial source of requests and DxD and SaeKano are inevitable due to them having the manga license.

There are quite a few new things on the list this time, some of which I had never heard of before (had you heard of Popolochronicle?), and a few series that were requested in the previous period were not requested before, but nothing got 2 or more requests that had previously had none other than series with anime adaptations in the period covered, whilst everything that got 2 or more requests in the last period were requested again this time (other than KonoSuba for obvious reasons), so this may just be a case of them being included on the list by chance.

I might do another of these at some point, but won’t make it a regular thing. I don’t want people to start bugging Yen Press with requests just to increase the series on these rankings. This is part of the reason why I did not continue straight on from the last set of data. The other reason being to try to reduce the number of license announcements in the time covered. That said, at some point it may become possible to look back at the list with regards to what actually gets picked up.

Most requested English light novel licenses

After repeatedly seeing people expressing a desire for this or that light novel series to get licensed for release in English, I decided to take a look at what series are the most often requested light novels to get licensed for English language release.

Obviously there isn’t an easy way to sum together everything, so I decided to use a single source – requests made with the @yenpress hashtag on twitter. This is a good source as:
-You can make sure that one person’s desire for a series is only counted once (there are some people who have requested the same series half a dozen or so times in the 3 month period).
-Anyone can make posts asking for them and many people do.
-Yen Press is the main English language light novel licensor. Plus most other light novel publishers are not suitable for various reasons.
-It’s easy to sort through and a continuous data source.

For the time range I took the last 3 months – the period from February to April 2016. The dates chosen have obviously had an effect on the requests, and I may decide to repeat this at a later date to get a better perspective on the longer term trends.

Any post expressing an interest in the series being licensed was included. Posts that did not specify whether it was the manga or light novel that the person was interested in were assumed to be the light novel so long as that was released before the manga. Posts that specifically requested the manga, however, were ignored.

Requests for continuations of releases of series that Yen Press already hold the license to (most notably the Bungaku Shoujo short story volumes) were ignored. However, requests for license rescues are included.
Kingdom Hearts requests were ignored as I don’t know what they were actually asking for. There were about 3 or 4 of these, some of which may have been from the same person.
For obvious reasons, anything that is already being released was ignored.

Incidentally, there are no requests from me in the data.

There are 40 things in total that have been requested during the period covered, and these are listed below alongside the number of unique requests:
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Kadokawa’s investment in Yen Press – what does it mean to us fans?

So, in case you didn’t know already, the Japanese publishing company Kadokawa have purchased a majority (51%) stake in Yen Press, who are, amongst other things, the largest publisher of English language light novels under their Yen On label. You can find the announcement from Yen Press here. Yen Press were formerly wholly a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, who retain a 49% share of the company.

So far so good, but what does this actually mean for those of us who buy their manga and light novels?

There are several significant advantages to the deal for the fans:

• Better access to Kadokawa’s large catalogue of titles.
Kadokawa are the largest publisher of light novels in Japan, and about 2/3 of all light novel titles with anime adaptations, which tend to be those that Western fans are most familiar with, are published by Kadokawa. Getting better access to these titles would mean that more of them could get a release in English. Could this also spell the end of the total absence of Fujimi Fantasia licenses? This is, after all, a label owned by Kadokawa.

• Better cooperation with Kadokawa over their releases.
A large proportion of Yen Press’s light novel releases are titles published in Japan by Kadokawa, and with Kadokawa owning a majority stake in Yen Press, they’ll be able to coordinate work better, waste less time on negotiations and get easier access to materials and information that is yet to be made public.
But this doesn’t just affect existing licenses – future licenses can be better coordinated with anime adaptations and so forth. You may wonder why that would be a benefit for the fanbase rather than the company, but here what benefits one benefits both – as releases timed to get the maximum benefit of an anime adaptation means that you can buy the series when you’re most eager to read it as well.

• Kadokawa is an ambitious and expansionist company, and they’re in it for the long term. In recent years they’ve undertaken a number of high profile restructurings, acquisitions and mergers. What does this mean for Yen Press? Well, they’ve made the investment with the belief in its ability to grow, and they personally hold a lot of keys to unlocking that growth. The two factors come together to mean that we’ll likely be seeing quite a few more titles in the future than we have to date. Which is always a good thing.

As for the down sides… Well, there aren’t many – at least not immediately. If Kadokawa try to interfere too much it could end up with titles getting licensed that shouldn’t be, or titles not getting licensed that should have been, but the majority ownership also gives Kadokawa a big incentive to do things right for the Western market, which should correct this in the medium to long term.

Kadokawa stated on the press release that they don’t intend to limit the titles to their own releases, and Yen Press have confirmed that there is no intention of dropping any titles, but it is possible that some issues with acquiring licenses may emerge on the other side – in the form of other Japanese publishers not wanting to release their titles under a company owned by one of their competitors.

That said, the main reason why other English branches of Japanese publishers don’t get licenses from elsewhere is because they don’t even try to get them. Vertical’s part-ownership by Kodansha hasn’t stopped them from acquiring titles from other publishers, after all, and I don’t see this affecting Yen Press’s longstanding relationship with Square Enix, unless it persuades them to set up presence in the West as well. It is possible, though, that some of the more occasional licensors to Yen Press, particularly those with their own companies in the Western market, might be less inclined to license series to Yen Press as a result.

In fact perhaps the most significant potential adverse impact is not on Yen Press at all, but on Seven Seas. This latter company has the licenses to quite a few Kadokawa manga titles. If Kadokawa choose to release more of their titles through Yen Press, it could end up coming at Seven Seas’ expense… Seven Seas, incidentally, are yet to give their own take on the news.

Light novel POS ranks for Year 2015

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate last year’s rankings if applicable. RE indicates a reentry onto the rankings. If a volume is new or came out in a previous year but has not ranked before then no figure is given.

The list below is the POS ranking for the full year 2015. 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.

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

*26. Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*31. Sword Art Online 16
*40. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru
*41. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 6 (086)
*52. Kagerou Daze 6
*55. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 16
*60. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 15
*67. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 17
*83. Naruto Kakashi Hiden
*90. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 10.5
*94. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 11
100. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 18
103. Sword Art Online Progressive 4
104. Toshokan Sensou 1 (422)
111. No Game No Life 7
113. Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku (new last year, didn’t rank)
114. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 7
119. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 8
128. Kamisama no Goyounin 1 (317)
131. Naruto Shikamaru Hiden
135. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 1 (new 2 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
139. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 9
141. Eiga Novelisation: Heroine Shikkoku (Shueisha Orange Bunko)
146. Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
149. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 12
150. Naruto Sakura Hiden
160. Naruto Konohagakure Hiden
169. Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 5
174. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 2 (new 2 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
175. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 6 (new last year, didn’t rank)
176. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (163)
180. Toshokan Sensou 2 (new 4 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
182. Kuroko no Basket Replace 6
183. Orokamonogatari
191. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 3 (new 2 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
193. Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
196. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Ima Suki ni Naru.
199. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 4 (new 2 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
202. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 5 (new last year, didn’t rank)
203. Kamisama no Goyounin 4
204. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 13
206. Toshokan Sensou 5 (new 4 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
207. Eiga Novelisation: Strobe Edge (Shueisha Orange Bunko)
211. Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
227. Overlord 1 (new 3 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
228. Toshokan Sensou 3 (new 4 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
231. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Yakimochi no Kotae (212)
235. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 1 (482)
241. Toshokan Sensou 4 (new 4 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
243. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Koro-tan (402)
247. Toshokan Sensou 6 (new 4 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
251. Accel World 18
255. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo ANOTHER FILES 3
265. Meitantei Conan Gouka no Himawari
268. Boruto -Naruto the Movie-
275. Raintree no Kuni (Kadokawa Bunko – Shinchosha Bunko version is rank 89)
276. Naruto Gaara Hiden
279. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Hatsukoi no Ehon (460)
283. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 12.5
285. Naruto Akatsuki Hiden
288. Kamisama no Goyounin 3 (new last year, didn’t rank)
289. Kamisama no Goyounin 2 (new last year, didn’t rank)
299. Overlord 2 (new 3 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
305. Okitegami Kyouko no Chousenjou
322. Overlord 3 (new 2 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
327. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 2 (new 4 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
332. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 2
338. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 10 (178)
340. Overlord 9
342. Sword Art Online Progressive 3 (079)
343. Accel World 19
344. Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
347. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 14
376. Hataraku Maou-sama! 12
383. Naruto Itachi Shinden pt 1
387. Overlord 4 (new 2 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
390. Inaku Nare, Gunjou (new last year, didn’t rank)
391. Eiga Novelisation: Heroine Shikkoku (Shueisha Mirai Bunko)
395. Overlord 5 (new 2 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
400. Eiga Novelisation: Strobe Edge (Shueisha Mirai Bunko)
402. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 11
407. Overlord 8 (new last year, didn’t rank)
414. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 3 (new 4 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
419. Okitegami Kyouko no Yuigonsho
424. Mitsukuni-Den Part 1
435. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo 9 (new last year, didn’t rank)
439. Date A Live 12
452. Overlord 6 (new last year, didn’t rank)
457. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 3
463. Hataraku Maou-sama! 13
467. Overlord 7 (new last year, didn’t rank)
468. Kidan Hyakkei
472. Jinrui Saikyou no Hatsukoi
474. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden Sword Oratoria 4
479. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Koro-tan 2
484. 12-sai. Soshite, Mirai
487. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 4 (new 3 years ago, didn’t rank last year)
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