No weekly watching roundups for Summer 2017 + more

Due to my work hours substantially increasing earlier this week and probably continuing over the next few months, I’m having to cut back on certain other things I do with my time, and rearrange others. Amongst other things this will of course be affecting this blog.

Here’s the plan for the regular posts on here over the next few months:
– There will be no weekly watching roundup posts at any point during Summer 2017. Instead, there will be a single season roundup post at the end of the season. There will be no “episodes watched” list on that post as this would be pointless. I may also not give details about many series I watched in that post either.
– Monthly POS ranks will not be posted in this time. These are the regular (more than 2 per year) posts that take the longest to type up, and also the posts that get the least attention.
– Monthly sales figures will be posted as usual, though some of them may be late.
– Weekly light novel releases will be posted as usual, but I will not be adding series to MAL and may not update the posts with changes.
– A watching intentions post should be up for next season tomorrow. Autumn’s post may be late.

POS Monthly Bunsho rankings January 2017

Figures given in brackets are last month’s rankings.

The list below is the POS ranking for January. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all 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.

Note: Starts Shuppan Bunko has been removed from the list of labels included.

**7. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (010)
*10. Musubimonogatari
*29. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (038)
*59. Youjo Senki 1 (RE)
*66. No Game No Life Practical Wargame (054)
*67. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off 4 (201)
*71. Eromanga-sensei 8
*75. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 11
*80. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yameru (235)
101. Goblin Slayer 4
102. BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU (134)
109. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 16
120. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11 (061)
129. Youjo Senki 2 (RE)
141. Novelise Kono Sekai no Katachi ni (RE)
162. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound (096)
180. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
187. Tokyo Ghoul:re[quest] (051)
188. Yorozu Uranai Tokoro (RE)
203. Only Sense Online 11
206. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou (221)
218. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (RE)
230. Youjo Senki 3 (RE)
231. Shin Fortune Quest II 8
235. Ima sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo (Kotenbu Series #6) (075)
236. Saigo no Bangohan 7 (176)
244. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 17
248. Tantei・Higure Tabibito no Sagashimono (RE)
250. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (322)
254. Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo. ~Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai~ (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (243)
257. Youjo Senki 7
266. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (467)
270. Hidan no Aria 24 (088)
278. Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae Dake ka yo 4
282. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (259)
286. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (RE)
287. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 6 (145)
289. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 (347)
306. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (RE)
329. Youheidan no Ryouriban 2 (295)
333. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9 (RE)
334. Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka?
337. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre (394)
340. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (RE)
346. Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu 7 (072)
374. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (RE)
385. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (RE)
387. Youjo Senki 4 (RE)
406. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (RE)
409. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 5 (109)
431. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9 (RE)
438. Yuusha no Segare
439. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (RE)
440. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (RE)
443. Ayashii Mise
450. Doudemoii Sekai Nante 2 -Qualidea Code-
451. Shousetsu Hoshi no Koe (468)
469. Meikyuu Ryourinin Nagi no Bouken
473. Accel World 21 (028)
477. Kuro no Shoukanshi 3
488. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3 (RE)

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

See also:
December rankings
January Oricon rankings

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

Bookwalker.jp 2016 yearly rankings (light novels)

These rankings are series rankings, not volume rankings. 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.

Data covers 16th November 2015 to 15th November 2016.

1. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
3. No Game No Life
4. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
7. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
8. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
9. Log Horizon
11. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
12. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
13. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden (Sword Oratoria)
14. Hataraku Maou-sama!
15. Hachinan-tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
17. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18. Sword Art Online
19. Amagi Brilliant Park
20. Highschool DxD
21. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
23. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound
24. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
25. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
26. Tokyo Ravens
27. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
29. Date A Live
30. Fairytale Chronicle
31. Last Embryo
32. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
34. Shinmai Maou no Testament
35. Strike The Blood
37. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
38. Goblin Slayer
41. Hidan no Aria
42. Sekai no Owari no Encore
43. Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de
44. Zero no Tsukaima
46. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
51. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
52. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
54. Overlord
55. Log Horizon Gaiden: Kushiyatama Ganbaru!
56. Boukyaku Tantei Series
57. Ookami to Koushinryou
59. Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?
61. Granblue Fantasy
62. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban
63. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
65. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
66. 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita..katta.
67. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
68. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
71. Tenkyou no Alderamin
77. Haken no Kouki Altina
79. Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
82. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
84. Only Sense Online -Only Sense Online-
85. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
90. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu
91. Monogatari Series
93. Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja
94. Kenja no Mago
96. Masou Gakuen HxH
97. Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru!
98. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukute Moratte Ii Desu ka?
99. Accel World

Male Audience Light Novels:
1. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
3. No Game No Life
4. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
5. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
6. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
7. Log Horizon
8. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
9. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
10. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden (Sword Oratoria)
11. Hataraku Maou-sama!
12. Hachinan-tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
13. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
14. Sword Art Online
15. Amagi Brilliant Park
16. Highschool DxD
17. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
18. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound
19. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
20. Tokyo Ravens

Female Audience Light Novels:
1. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
2. (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou
3. Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi
4. Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shikanai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei Shite Shimatta…
5. Ensemble Stars!
6. Ai Chuu!
7. Kamen Konyaku no Tashinami
8. Dareka Kono Joukyou wo Setsumeishite Kudasai!: Keiyaku kara Hajimaru Wedding
9. Lady Fusai no Nare Some
10. Tensei Shitanode Tsugi koso wa Shiawase na Jinsei wo Tsukande Misemashou
11. Kaidanzaka no Mahoutsukai
12. Charpentier no Zakkaya-san
13. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu
14. Saigi-Ou no Keiyaku Ouhi
15. Hakuou Shijin
16. Nariyuki Saiou no Judai
17. Soukai Genyuuden
18. Tensei Ouji wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru
19. Omae Mitai na Heroine ga Ite Tamaru ka!
20. Tensei Shita Kedo, Konyakusha wa Akireameyou to Omou

Literature:
1. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
2. Boukyaku Tantei Series
3. Monogatari Series
4. GOSICK
5. Gi(a)rlish Number
6. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
7. Bannou Kanteishi Q no Saishuu Maki
8. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi: Another Record
9. Haunted Campus
10. Zaregoto
11. Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko edition)
12. Tantei no Kantei
13. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa
14. Saikyou
15. Densetsu
16. Matsurika series
17. Katanagatari
18. Sekai ga Death Game ni Natta no de Tanoshii Desu.
19. Saki Giichi no Yuuga Naru Seikatsu
20. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre

BL: (light novels only)
9. Takumi-kun Series

TL:
1. Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!
2. Kokuou Heika wo Taburakasu ga (Shojo Bare Shite) Tenobira de Korogasaremashita.
3. Tensei Shitara Koutei Heika ni Neko Kawaigari sareru Mou desu.
4. Dai San Ouji to Onna Kishi Danchou
5. Migawari no Bara wa Kasshoku no Ookami ni Mederareru
6. Koi Biyaku
7. Gunpuku no Shoudou
8. Okizari-hime to Reimei no Kishiou
9. Tensei Shite Goushou Musume Datta no ni Koukyuu-iri Desu ka!?
10. Tadaima, Mitsugetsuchuu!
11. Erotics Emperor: Dansou no Miko wa Teiou no Te ni Ochiru
12. Koisuru Lingerie
13. Auction ni Kakerareta Hanayome
14. Tei no Chouai
15. Makoushaku-sama, Okusama wo Amayakashisugi desu!
16. Otome Game de Shinitakunaindesu
17. Majime na Maou-sama wo Yuuwaku shitara Do-S na Zetsurin ni Narimashita.
18. Lamperius no Kyuuketsuki
19. Cinderella Bridal
20. Kishi Danchou to “Kari” Shinkon Seikatsu!? ~Princess Wedding~

Last year’s post

source: bookwalker.jp

Restarting postings of the POS rankings – with the bunko ranks this time.

Starting next week I will be posting up the monthly POS bunko rankings. It’s been 6 months now since the last bunsho rankings were posted, so I might as well switch, even though this version misses some series.

I’ll be starting with the same month as the last one that I posted the bunsho rankings for (March 2016), for comparison purposes. I intend to then post more than one a month until I catch up.

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eBook Japan Yearly Light Novel Sales rankings

This one seems much more female audience oriented than Bookwalker or Oricon.

Needless to say, this is an ebook ranking, and it is also a series ranking rather than a volume ranking. The rankings cover the top 20.

Light novels:
1. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
2. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
3. Kedamono
4. No Game No Life
5. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden Sword Oratoria
6. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
7. Rokka no Yuusha
8. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
9. Gunpuku no Katsuai
10. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
11. Hataraku Maou-sama!
12. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
13. Shinmai Maou no Testament
14. (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou
15. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
16. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
17. Danna-sama wa Toshishita Ookami!?
18. Fukushuu no Hanazono
19. Hatsukoi no Tsumeato
20. Koukyuu Yuugi

Literature Ranking: (select titles)
3. Arslan Senki
8. Boukyaku Tantei Series
14. Toshokan Sensou Series

(source: eBook Japan via book-rank.net)