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

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 3

Episodes watched this week:
Monogatari Series: Second Season 17 BACKLOG
Monogatari Series: Second Season 18
One Room 1
One Room 2 DROPPED
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 2
Aggressive Retsuko 41
Piace: Watashi no Italian 1
Piace: Watashi no Italian 2
Kemono Friends 2
Nyanko Days 3
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 1
Masamune-kun no Revenge 2
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi 17
Youjo Senki 3
Gabriel DropOut 3
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 3

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Youjo Senki (up 1)
2. Masamune-kun no Revenge (down 1)
3. Gabriel DropOut
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
6. Kemono Friends
7. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (up 1)
8. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (new)
9. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (down 2)
10. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (down 1)
11. Idol Jihen (down 1)
12. Kochinpa! Dainiki (down 1)
13. Piace: Watashi no Italian (new)
14. Nyanko Days (down 2)

Dropped:
One Room

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality
Kuzu no Honkai
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Seiren
Urara Meirochou

One Room – yeah. This didn’t work. If you want to do first person perspective then do it consistantly please. One of the comments on Crunchyroll was talking about it being like watching a friend play an eroge. Replace “eroge” with “dating sim” (and not a very good one at that) and that seems broadly accurate. Except that a dating sim would have the main character’s lines in there, even if not actually spoken. First drop of the year.

Kemono Friends is shaping up to be the pleasant fun of the season

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 23rd January 2017 (UPDATED 29th January)

English Releases:

• Rerelease of the long out of print Kubikiri Cycle by Vertical

Japanese Releases:

Mitsuyume Bunko: (release date 23rd January)
• 溺愛コンチェルト 御曹司は花嫁を束縛する
• フォンダンショコラ男子は甘く蕩ける

Red Rising Books: (release date 23rd January)
• Aka Pen Seirei no Shinken Zemi de Class Saikyou no Mahou Kenshi ni Naremashita (赤ペン精霊の神剣ゼミでクラス最強の魔法剣士になれました)

Mynavi Shuppan Fan Bunko: (release date 23rd January)
• 浄天眼謎とき異聞録 下 ~明治つれづれ推理(ミステリー)~
• わたしはさくら。~捏(ねつ)造恋愛バラエティ、収録中~

Overlap Bunko: (release date 24th January)
• Kuro no Shoukanshi 3 Majuu no Gunzei (黒の召喚士 3 魔獣の軍勢 )
• Seiju no Kuni no Kinjutsukai 8 (聖樹の国の禁呪使い 8)
• Flame Oukoku Koubouki 6 (フレイム王国興亡記 6)
• Mitsu no Tou no Monogatari 3 (三つの塔の物語 3)

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th January)
• Madan no Ou to Vanadis 16 (魔弾の王と戦姫<ヴァナディース>16)
• Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5 (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ5)
• Sekai no Owari no Encore 9 Zetsubou no Shiso (世界の終わりの世界録<アンコール>9 絶望の始祖)
• Magika no Kenshi to Basileus 13 (魔技科の剣士と召喚魔王<ヴァシレウス>13)
• 可愛ければ変態でも好きになってくれますか?
• Teihen Kenshi wa Musume to Kurasu: Kazoku de Idomu Meikyuu Kouryaku (底辺剣士は神獣<むすめ>と暮らす 家族で挑む迷宮攻略)
• Eiyuu naki Sekai ni Last Boss tachi wo (英雄なき世界にラスボスたちを)
• Yuurei Elf-chan ga Futari no Deshi wo Sodatemasu! Gakeppuchi kara Hajimeru Sekai Jumyou no Nobashikata Step 2 (英雄エルフちゃんが二人の弟子を育てます! 崖っぷちから始める世界寿命の延ばし方 Step2)
• Hand Shakers (ハンドシェイカー)
• Souen no Historia 2 ~Shintaku Shoujo no Biblion~ (創炎のヒストリア 2 ~神託少女の創世録~)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th January)
• サモナーさんが行くIII
• クロの戦記III

MF Books: (release date 25th January)
• Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 16 (盾の勇者の成り上がり 16)
• Chiyu Mahou no Machigatta Tsukaikaita ~Senjou wo Kakeru Kaifuku Youin~ 4 (治癒魔法の間違った使い方 ~戦場を駆ける回復要員~ 4)
• 駆除人 3 ~東方見聞篇~
• Madouki to Armunaire 3 (魔導機人アルミュナーレ 3)
• Isekai Teni Bartender no Cocktail Potion 3 (異世界転移バーテンダーのカクテルポーション 3)

Media Works Bunko: (release date 25th January)
• 命の後で咲いた花
• ひとり旅の神様
• おんみょう紅茶屋らぷさん ~式神のいるお店で、おかわりをどうぞ~
• ただいまの神様
• 八月の終わりは、きっと世界の終わりに似ている。
• 天保院京花の葬送 ~フューネラル・マーチ~
• 廻る素敵な隣人。

Dash X Bunko: (release date 25th January)
• Eiyuu Kyoushitsu 7 (英雄教室 7) (2 versions – with and without an Audio Drama download trial code)
• Ore no Ie ga Maryoku Spot Datta Ken 4 ~Sundeiru dake de Sekai Saikyou (俺の家が魔力スポットだった件 4 ~住んでいるだけで世界最強~)
• Gyakuten Shoukan 3 ~Urasettei made Shiritsukushita Isekai ni Gakkou Goto Shoukan Sarete~ (逆転召喚 3 ~裏設定まで知り尽くした異世界に学校ごと召喚されて~)
• Yuusha desu ga Isekai de Elf Yome to Pizza-ten Hajimemasu (勇者ですが異世界でエルフ嫁とピザ店始めます)
• Ore wa Maou de Shishunki Danshi! (俺は魔王で思春期男子!)

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 25th January)
• 桜龍 嵐の序章 編[下]
• ワケあり生徒会!NEXT(10)
• two [上]
• オネエ系男子攻略法2

Gabriella Bunko: (release date 25th January)
• ロマンティスト伯爵の泣き虫な若奥様
• Sakushi na Ouji wa Shoukoku no Utahime ni Hizamazuite Kyuukonsuru (策士な王子は小国の歌姫に跪いて求婚する)

Ever Romance: (release date 25th January)
• お見合い結婚を回避する方法

Fairy Kiss: (release date 27th January)
• Only with Your Heart 烈炎の騎士と最果ての恋人
• Hizamazuku Kishi ni Kanojo wa Tsumetai (ひざまずく騎士に、彼女は冷たい)

Dear Novels: (release date 27th January)
• Aishiteiru to Ittekure! ~Kodoku na Ou to Ijippari Ouhi no Koubousen~ 1 (愛していると言ってくれ! ~孤独な王と意地っ張り王妃の攻防戦~ 1)
• 宮廷音楽家になったら王子に溺愛されました 1

PASH! Books: (release date 27th January)
• 静かにしてますよ?

GC Novels: (release date 28th January)
• Tanaka: Nenrei Equal Kanojo Inai Reki no Mahoutsukai 4 (田中~年齢イコール彼女いない歴の魔法使い~ 4)
• Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru tame ni Ayumu Michi 2 (聖者無双 ~サラリーマン、異世界で生き残るために歩む道~ 2)

Shincho Bunko nex: (release date 28th January)
• 小暮写眞館III: カモメの名前
• 小暮写眞館IV: 鉄路の春

M Novels: (release date 28th January)
• Okashi Shokunin no Nariagari ~Tensai Patissier no • Ryouchi Keiei 2 (お菓子職人の成り上がり~天才パティシエの領地経営~(2))

Starts Shuppan Bunko: (release date 28th January)
• 晴ヶ丘高校洗濯部!
• 飛びたがりのバタフライ

Monster Bunko: (release date 29th January)
• Kitaku Hazure no Eiyuu ni Sodaterareta, Joushiki Hazure no Mahou Kenshi 1 (規格外れの英雄に育てられた、常識外れの魔法剣士(1))
• Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru!! (チート魔術で運命をねじ伏せる!!)
• Isekai Shoukan wa Nidome desu 4 (異世界召喚は二度目です(4))

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• Okashi Shokunin no Nariagari ~Tensai Patissier no Ryouchi Keiei~ 2 (お菓子職人の成り上がり~天才パティシエの領地経営~(2))
• 異世界チート開拓記(5)

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 2

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 2
Gabriel DropOut 1
Gabriel DropOut 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi 16
Youjo Senki 1
Youjo Senki 2
Kochinpa! Dainiki 7
Idol Jihen 1
Kemono Friends 1
Aggressive Retsuko 40
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 1
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 2

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Masamune-kun no Revenge
2. Youjo Senki (new)
3. Gabriel DropOut (new)
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (forgot to add last week. oops)
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (down 3)
6. Kemono Friends (new)
7. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (new)
8. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (down 5)
9. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (down 5)
10. Idol Jihen (new)
11. Kochinpa! Dainiki (down 6)
12. Nyanko Days (down 6)

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality
Kuzu no Honkai
Little Witch Academia (TV)
One Room
Piace: Watashi no Italian
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel
Seiren
Urara Meirochou

Gabriel DropOut looks like a great series but that OP is actually painful to listen to.

Kemono Friends seems to be another case of a series exceeding my expectations. Before watching I was thinking “why the hell is this not a short?” After watching the first episode I have my answer. You couldn’t do a series like this with a short, and I prefer this to whatever a short of this thing would have ended up being.

POS Monthly Bunsho rankings December 2016

Figures given in brackets are last month’s rankings.

The list below is the POS ranking for December. 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.

*10. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (003)
*28. Accel World 21
*38. Shousetsu Kimi no Na Wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (023)
*51. Tokyo Ghoul:re[quest]
*54. No Game No Life: Practical War Game
*61. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
*62. Strike the Blood 16
*66. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Sword Oratoria 7
*72. Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu 7
*75. Ima sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo (Kotenbu Series #6)
*88. Hidan no Aria 24
*96. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound (025)
109. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 5
119. Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes 6
134. BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
136. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 9
139. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9 (170)
145. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 6
170. Date A Live Encore 6
176. Saigo no Bangohan 7
201. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off Zoku Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Warera, Megumin Touzokudan
221. Kokuhaku Yoou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou (107)
235. Chotto Ima kara Shigoto Yametekuru (175)
243. Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo. ~Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai~ (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
259. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (091)
295. Youheidan no Ryouriban 2
309. Okitegami Kyouko no Ryokouki (064)
322. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (119)
340. Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki 11
347. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 (019)
356. Campione! 20
379. GOSICK GREEN
392. Fairy Tale Chronicle 12
394. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre (146)
428. Boku wa Nando demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru. (363)
467. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1 (436)
468. Shousetsu Hoshi no Koe
493. Haru to Nari wo Matsu Kimi e
497. Tengoku made no 49 Jikan
500. Kenja no Mago 5

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

See also:
November rankings
December Oricon rankings

 

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 16th January 2017

English Releases:

Viz Media: (release date 17th January)
• Tokyo Ghoul: Void

Japanese Releases:

Earth Star Novel: (release date 16th January)
• Sono Mono. Nochi ni… 03 (その者。のちに… 03)
• Tensei Kyuuketsuki-san wa Ohirune ga Shitai 3 (転生吸血鬼さんはお昼寝がしたい 3)
• Dragon wa Sabishii to Shinjaimasu ~Rebecca-tan no ni Itan wa Jinrui Saikyou no Youhei~ 1 (ドラゴンは寂しいと死んじゃいます ~レベッカたんのにいたんは人類最強の傭兵~ 1)
• Yuukyuu no Gusha Asley no, Kenja no Susume 5 (悠久の愚者アズリーの、賢者のすゝめ 5)

Royal Kiss Bunko: (release date 16th January)
• 王と寵姫~幼き約束、初恋のゆくえ~
• Ouji-sama to Gokuama Romantic (王子さまと極甘ロマンティック)

Morningstar Books: (release date 17th January)
• 成長チートでなんでもできるようになったが、無職だけは辞められないようです 2

Eternity Books Rouge: (release date 17th January)
• いばらの姫は目覚めを望まない
• 姫君は王子のフリをする
• 甘すぎる求愛の断り方
• 寝ても覚めても恋の罠!?

Ponycan BOOKS: (release date 17th January)
• Kami-sama SHOP de Cheat no Kaori (神さまSHOPでチートの香り)
• Izure Fuhai no Mahoutsukai ~Akashic Record Override~ 2 (いずれ不敗の魔法遣い ~アカシックレコード・オーバーライト~ II)

Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series: (release date 17th January)
• マジきゅんっ! ルネッサンスノベル~ドキドキきらきらお部屋訪問の巻

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 18th January)
• Yowa-chara Tomozaki-kun Lv. 3 (弱キャラ友崎くん Lv.3)
• Yagate Koisuru Vivi Lane 2 (やがて恋するヴィヴィ・レイン 2)
• Doudemo Ii Sekai Nante 2 -Qualidea Code- (どうでもいい 世界なんて 2: ークオリディア・コードー)
• EXMOD: 思春期ノ能力者
• Kimoiman (キモイマン)
• Hanashima-san 2 (ハナシマさん 2)

Prime Novels: (release date 18th January)
• Kamisama wa Shoushou Watashi ni Tekibishii 1 (神様は少々私に手厳しい 1)
• Unlimited Level 1 (アンリミテッド・レベル 1)
• Tanoshii Youheidan 1 (たのしい傭兵団 1)
• Shuuen no Kodoku (終焉のコドク)

Tiara Bunko: (release date 18th January)
• 絶対君主と英国令嬢
• Ubu na Cinderella no Royal Wedding (純真なシンデレラのロイヤルウェディング)
• 十年分のプロポーズ: 一途な王女は想いの数だけ愛されました

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 18th January)
• Hakushaku-sama no My Fair Lady (伯爵様のマイフェアレディ)

Kodansha Taiga: (release date 19th January)
• 臨床真実士ユイカの論理 ABX殺人事件
• ゴーストケース 心霊科学捜査官
• LOST 失覚探偵 (中)

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th January)
• Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 17 (織田信奈の野望 全国版17)
• Only Sense Online 11 -Only Sense Online- (Only Sense Online 11 ‐オンリーセンス・オンライン‐)
• Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka? (通常攻撃が全体攻撃で二回攻撃のお母さんは好きですか?)
• Hiota no Kanojo ga Ore no Motteru Eroge ni Kyoumi Shinshin Nanda ga…… 4 (非オタの彼女が俺の持ってるエロゲに興味津々なんだが…… 4)
• Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer: Slime Chronicle (できそこないの魔獣錬磨師 スライム・クロニクル)
• 追伸 ソラゴトに微笑んだ君へ
• Imouto = Zetsumetsu shita no desu 2 (妹=絶滅したのです2)
• Majutsu Gakuen Ryouiki no Berserker: black fire princess engagement (魔術学園領域の拳王 黒焔姫秘約)
• Ore no Seishun wo Ikenie ni, Kanojo no Maegami wo Open (俺の青春を生け贄に、彼女の前髪をオープン)
• Ota-Cir no Hime to Koi ga Dekiru Wake ga Nai. 3 (オタサーの姫と恋ができるわけがない。3)

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th January)
• ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ 竜伯爵は没落しました!

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th January)
• Ojou-sama to Shitsuji Minarai no Jinjou Narazaru Kankei (お嬢様と執事見習いの尋常ならざる関係)
• 竜騎士のお気に入り 侍女はただいま兼務中

HJ Novels: (release date 21st January)
• Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de 14 (二度目の人生を異世界で14)
• シロクマ転生1 ―森の守護神になったぞ伝説―

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• ラスボスの向こう側 (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
• Makikomarete Isekai Teni suru Yatsu wa, Taitei Cheat Omega (巻き込まれて異世界転移する奴は、大抵チート Ω)
• Saishoukan sareta Yuusha wa Ippanjin Toshite Ikiteiku? Elf no Kuni no Suishou-hime (再召喚された勇者は一般人として生きていく? エルフの国の水晶姫)

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th January) – 2 volumes
Bishoujo Bunko Escare (release date 20th January) – 1 volume

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures December 2016

Data covers 28th November 2016 – 1st January 2017

Volume ranking:

*1. 104,707 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. *76,046 Accel World 21
*3. *56,726 Tokyo Ghoul:re [quest]
*4. *54,120 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*5. *49,815 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
*6. *48,435 Strike The Blood 16
*7. *45,812 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
*8. *44,950 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9
*9. *41,902 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu 7
10. *39,348 Hidan no Aria 24
11. *34,026 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 5
12. *32,189 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
13. *29,316 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 9
14. *28,053 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden Sword Oratoria 7
15. *27,739 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
16. *27,069 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 6
17. *25,592 Date A Live Encore 6
18. *23,360 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off Zoku Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Warera, Megumin Touzokudan
19. *18,058 Okitegami Kyouko no Ryokouki
20. *17,204 Campione! 20

Series ranking:

*1. 158,827 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. 123,234 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. *76,956 Accel World 21
*4. *73,573 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*5. *57,041 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*6. *56,726 Tokyo Ghoul:re [quest]
*7. *51,574 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
*8. *49,698 Strike The Blood
*9. *47,236 Sword Art Online
10. *45,708 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
11. *44,403 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu
12. *42,131 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden Sword Oratoria
13. *41,825 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
14. *40,703 Hidan no Aria
15. *34,580 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
16. *33,906 Bungou Stray Dogs
17. *33,615 Youjo Senki
18. *33,299 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
19. *32,189 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
20. *31,952 Overlord

(source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

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