Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures January 2017

Data covers 2nd January – 5th February 2017

Volume ranking:

*1. 104,190 Musubimonogatari
*2. *76,955 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*3. *41,196 Youjo Senki 1
*4. *36,894 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*5. *32,891 Eromanga-sensei 8
*6. *28,325 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! 4
*7. *27,910 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 11
*8. *26,891 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
*9. *26,635 Youjo Senki 2
10. *26,312 Madan no Ou to Vanadis 16
11. *25,330 Goblin Slayer 4
12. *22,209 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
13. *21,090 Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You
14. *19,938 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
15. *19,079 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
16. *18,116 Youjo Senki 3
17. *17,082 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 17
18. *16,032 Youjo Senki 7
19. *15,693 Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (Futabasha Junior Bunko)
20. *15,442 Only Sense Online 11

Series ranking:

*1 135,849 Youjo Senki
*2 120,118 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3 115,658 Monogatari series
*4 113,849 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa
*5 102,145 Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6 *53,935 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff
*7 *50,746 Sword Art Online
*8 *42,418 Goblin Slayer
*9 *41,478 Eromanga Sensei
10 *37,844 Overlord
11 *35,607 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
12 *30,976 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
13 *30,838 Tensei shitara Slime datta ken
14 *30,530 No Game No Life
15 *28,063 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
16 *26,891 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
17 *26,312 Madan no Ou to Vanadis
18 *25,551 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
19 *22,501 Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
20 *22,483 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru darouka

(source: Oricon via myanimelist.net)

Last month: December 2016
Next month:

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.

Continue reading

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)

Bookwalker.jp 2015 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.

1. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
2. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
4. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
5. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
6. Seiken Tsukai no World Break
7. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
8. Hataraku Maou-sama
9. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
10. Highschool DxD
11. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
12. Log Horizon
13. Granblue Fantasy
14. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka Gaiden
15. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
16. Date A Live
21. Shinmai Maou no Testament
22. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
24. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
25. Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de
26. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
30. Tokyo Ravens
32. Fairytale Chronicle
35. Toaru Majutsu no Index
36. Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai
38. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
39. Strike the Blood
40. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou
41. Amagi Brilliant Park
42. Hidan no Aria
46. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
47. No Game No Life
49. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
51. Boukyaku Tantei Series
56. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
57. Uchi no Isourou ga Sekai wo Shouaku Shiteiru!
60. Rokka no Yuusha
63. Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” toshite Rachirareta Ken
65. Campione!
66. Heavy Object
67. Neet Dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta
69. Only Sense Online
72. Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de
73. Absolute Duo
75. Netge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta
76. Full Metal Panic! Another
78. Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
79. Haken no Kouki Altina
80. Sky World
82. Juuou Mujin no Fafnir
84. Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
86. Tenkyou no Alderamin
92. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
95. Sekai no Owari no Encore
96. Outbreak Company
97. Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru!

Literature rankings for volumes outside the top 100 overall:
4. Osozaki Explorer
5. Sakurako san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
6. 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita… …Katta.
7. Bannou Kanteishi Q Series
8. Arslan Senki
9. Legend
10. GOSICK Shin Tairiku hen
11. Haunted Campus
12. Toshokan Sensou Series
13. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou
14. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
15. Ninja Slayer
16. Otoko nara Ikkokuichijou no Aruji wo Mezasanakya ne
17. Love Live! School Idol Diary
18. Domahou ni Eikou wo!
19. Elf to Sensha to Boku no Mainichi
20. GOSICK

Female audience light novel rankings:
1. Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi
2. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu
3. (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou
4. Shounen Onmyouji
5. Imouto ga Yuusha ni Narimashita.
6. Soukai Genyuuden
7. Migawari Hakushaku Series
8. Hakuou Shijin
9. Dare ka Kono Joukyou Setsumei Shite Kudasai! ~Keiyaku Kara Hajimaru Wedding~
10. Maria-sama ga Miteru
11. Sugar Apple Fairytale
12. Nariyuki Saiou
13. Ruri Ryuu Shugoroku
14. Yami no Koutaishi
15. Kashin Yuugiden
16. Kaimetsu Kishidan to Toraware no Otome
17. Kamen Konyaku no Tashinami
18. Charpentier no Zakkayasan
19. Cinderella Hakushaku-ke no Kutsubakokan
20. Honoo no Mirage

All male audience light novels are included in the top list.

source: bookwalker.jp