Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures March 2018

Data covers 3rd March – 8th April

Volume ranking:

*1. 141,820 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 24
*2. *63,253 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 12
*3. *57,414 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 16
*4. *55,419 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 8
*5. *46,713 Date A Live 18
*6. *44,631 No Game No Life 10
*7. *37,656 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 13
*8. *37,033 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 13
*9. *34,539 High School DxD 25
10. *32,597 Goblin Slayer 7
11. *28,381 Sword Art Online Progressive 005
12. *28,142 Bungou Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE
13. *27,270 One Piece novel A 1
14. *23,726 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level. 12
15. *23,024 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Memorial
16. *22,103 Goblin Slayer Gaiden: Year One
17. *21,808 Log Horizon 11
18. *19,897 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 13 RE
19. *19,857 Hoshi no Kirby: Kessen! Battle Deluxe!!
20. *19,297 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 13

Series ranking:

*1. 150,591 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*2. 117,209 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
*3. 108,564 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. 100,135 Overlord
*5. *93,159 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*6. *78,492 No Game No Life
*7. *62,885 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
*8. *47,769 Date A Live
*9. *47,380 Goblin Slayer
10. *43,246 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
11. *38,543 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
12. *36,478 Sword Art Online
13. *35,590 High School DxD
14. *34,653 Sword Art Online Progressive
15. *34,300 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
16. *33,867 Hoshi no Kirby novelisation
17. *28,142 Bungou Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE
18. *27,658 Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta…
19. *27,270 One Piece Novelisation
20. *26,846 Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Takarajima

(Source: Oricon via Refugee-chan)

Last month: February 2018
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Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures February 2018

Data covers 5th February – 4th March

Volume ranking:

*1. 154,022 Sword Art Online Progressive 005
*2. 101,671 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 13 Regular Edition
*3. *87,630 No Game No Life 10
*4. *30,185 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 9
*5. *22,041 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv. 16
*6. *19,173 Ookami to Koushinryou 20 Spring Log III
*7. *17,215 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7.5
*8. *14,337 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 17
*9. *14,063 Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho 3
10. *13,163 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 7
11. *12,552 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 1
12. *12,423 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 20
13. *11,192 Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki 6
14. *11,002 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 2
15. *10,897 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto 7
16. *10,859 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 3
17. *10,651 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 5
18. *10,621 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 4
19. *10,439 Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki 4
20. *10,349 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 6

Series ranking:

*1. 160,553 Sword Art Online Progressive
*2. 120,637 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*3. 110,557 No Game No Life
*4. *79,197 Ryuuou no Oshigoto
*5. *66,641 Overlord
*6. *42,233 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*7. *39,439 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
*8. *38,374 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
*9. *31,813 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
10. *31,733 Sword Art Online
11. *22,041 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
12. *19,392 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Tanpenshuu
13. *19,173 Ookami to Koushinryou
14. *18,524 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
15. *17,327 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho
16. *16,137 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
17. *15,768 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
18. *14,770 Kagerou Daze
19. *14,368 Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima
20. *14,337 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

(Source:Oricon via Refugee-chan)

Last month: January 2018
Next month: March 2018

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures January 2018

This data comes later every month…

Data covers 1st January – 4th February 2018

Volume ranking:

*1. 58,978 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7.5
*2. 54,507 Kagerou Daze 8
*3. 41,608 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 7
*4. 34,188 Hidan no Aria 27
*5. 32,061 Hataraku Maou-sama! 18
*6. 26,257 Strike the Blood APPEND 1
*7. 25,968 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 15
*8. 25,547 Youjo Senki 9
*9. 25,453 Gamers! 9
10. 25,446 Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon
11. 22,867 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 1
12. 21,724 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Ex
13. 19,404 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 2
14. 18,341 Shousetsu Idolish Seven: Ainana Gakuen
15. 18,319 Tenmei Jidou: Arslan Senki 16
16. 17,495 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 3
17. 16,775 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 13
18. 16,014 Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho
19. 15,633 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 4
20. 14,804 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 5

Series ranking:

*1. 151,089 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
*2. *89,070 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. *66,443 Kagerou Daze
*4. *64,991 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. *64,557 Overlord
*6. *62,693 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Tanpenshuu
*7. *53,444 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
*8. *48,258 Sword Art Online
*9. *35,525 Hidan no Aria
10. *34,848 Gamers!
11. *32,061 Hataraku Maou-sama!
12. *31,946 Youjo Senki
13. *30,834 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
14. *29,737 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
15. *26,585 Grancrest Senki
16. *26,257 Strike the Blood APPEND
17. *25,945 Boukyaku Tantei Series
18. *25,767 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
19. *25,275 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
20. *22,195 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: December 2017
Next month: February 2018

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures December 2017

Data covers 4th – 31st December 2017

Volume ranking:

*1. 78,419 Tenmei Jidou Arslan Senki 16
*2. 57,433 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 11
*3. 53,531 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 13
*4. 45,702 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 15
*5. 30,462 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 12
*6. 29,763 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! IX
*7. 27,364 86 -eighty-six- 3
*8. 27,353 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 7
*9. 24,173 Kagerou Daze 8
10. 24,061 Juuni Taisen Tai Juuni Taisen
11. 23,053 Date A Live Encore 7
12. 21,769 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 4
13. 20,961 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu 3
14. 18,140 GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 10 part 2
15. 16,382 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 12
16. 15,933 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Rei 1
17. 15,618 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 11
18. 15,174 Isekai Cheat Magician 7
19. 15,000 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra 2
20. 13,827 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 13

Series ranking:

*1. 86,546 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. 85,552 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. 73,844 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*4. 40,806 86 -eighty-six-
*5. 39,696 Sword Art Online
*6. 39,443 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
*7. 37,036 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
*8. 36,333 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*9. 31,393 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
10. 29,902 Juuni Taisen
11. 29,684 Kagerou Daze
12. 23,676 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi
13. 23,538 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu
14. 23,053 Date A Live Encore
15. 22,977 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
16. 22,350 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
17. 21,286 Overlord
18. 19,226 Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-
19. 18,881 GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
20. 17,735 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra

(Source:Oricon via Refugee-chan)

Last month: November 2017
Next month: January 2018

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures November 2017

Data covers 6th November – 3rd December (2017).

NOTE that this is November, not December.

Volume ranking:

*1. 66,565 Accel World 22
*2. 44,196 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 13
*3. 42,124 Strike The Blood 18
*4. 33,843 Highschool DxD 24
*5. 33,790 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 10
*6. 24,211 Madan no Ou to Vanadis 18
*7. 18,589 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 5
*8. 18,027 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Ijiwaru na Deai
*9. 17,776 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! 2
10. 17,474 Campione! 21
11. 15,972 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu 13
12. 15,751 Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” 4
13. 15,453 ONE PIECE novel Mugiwara Stories
14. 15,202 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7
15. 14,981 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 8
16. 14,511 World Teacher: Isekaishiki Kyouiku Agent 7
17. 12,351 Daten no Inugami -SLASHDOG- 1
18. 12,248 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo 7
19. 11,461 Yowa-chara Tomozaki-kun Lv.5
20. 10,302 Hyouka

Series ranking:

*1. 70,032 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. 66,565 Accel World
*3. 42,582 Strike The Blood
*4. 39,713 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*5. 36,741 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*6. 35,676 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
*7. 35,510 Sword Art Online
*8. 34,271 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*9. 33,843 Highschool DxD
10. 28,825 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
11. 25,639 Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-
12. 24,672 Overlord
13. 24,579 Madan no Ou to Vanadis
14. 20,471 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra
15. 18,919 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
16. 18,809 Isekai Izakaya “Nobu”
17. 17,474 Campione!
18. 16,775 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo
19. 16,492 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo
20. 15,972 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu

(source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: October 2017
Next month: December 2017

Oricon yearly light novel sales for 2017 (UPDATED 7th May 2018)

The period covered in this data is 21st November 2016 to 19th November 2017.

Last year’s rankings

Updated 7th May 2018 to include rank 51-200 on the book rank, rank 51-100 on the bunko rank, rank 11-50 on the book author and bunko author ranks, the bungei top 50, rank 11 to 30 on the Shinsho novels ranking and rank 21-30 on the light novels rankings

Volume ranking:

*1. 316,861 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 7
*2. 316,193 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 315,396 Sword Art Online 19
*4. 226,687 Sword Art Online 20
*5. 193,530 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21
*6. 192,739 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Bunko)
*7. 186,249 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 12
*8. 184,833 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*9. 181,093 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 22
10. 174,502 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 23
11. 170,547 Overlord 12
12. 155,404 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12
13. 149,528 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
14. 144,731 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 11
15. 141,695 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
16. 139,076 Musubimonogatari
17. 121,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
18. 115,481 Youjo Senki 1
19. 111,710 No Game No Life Practical War Game
20. 111,267 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 12
21. 106,742 Shinobumonogatari
22. 105,574 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12
23. 102,751 Honooro wo Ikumono
24. *95,390 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
25. *94,430 Kamisama no Goyounin 7
26. *91,824 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound
27. *86,690 Tokyo Ghoul:re Novel [quest]
28. *69,313 Youjo Senki 2
29. *69,306 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9
30. *66,638 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 10
31. *65,327 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8
32. *64,742 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
33. *64,243 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
34. *56,816 Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho 2
35. *50,155 Youjo Senki 3
36. *47,562 Okitegami Kyouko no Urabyoushi
37. *46,152 Youjo Senki 7
38. *40,838 Gakkou no Toshi Densetsu wa Shitteiru
39. *40,413 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.
40. *39,642 Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita
41. *37,343 Idol Ouji wa Shitteiru
42. *36,887 Bleach Can’t Fear Your Own World 1
43. *36,103 Abunai Tanjoubi Blue wa Shitteiru
44. *35,359 Gekijouban Kuroko no Basuke LAST GAME
45. *31,811 One Piece Novel: Mugiwara Stories
46. *30,766 Hoshi no Kirby: Meta-knight to Ginga Saikyou no Senshi
47. *30,483 Hoshi no Kirby: Kessei! Kirby Hunters Zet no Maki
48. *29,115 Jinrui Saikyou no Tokimeki
49. *28,102 Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho 1
50. *26,790 12-sai ~Mamoritai~

Series ranking:

*1. 1,173,096 Sword Art Online
*2. *960,418 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3. *925,671 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. *809,636 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*5. *564,642 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*6. *501,026 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*7. *489,916 Eromanga-sensei
*8. *443,995 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*9. *426,706 Overlord
10. *417,891 Youjo Senki
11. *391,843 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
12. *372,958 No Game No Life
13. *330,664 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
14. *329,389 Gamers!
15. *288,988 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
16. *277,871 Monogatari Series
17. *269,982 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
18. *257,979 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
19. *240,241 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
20. *236,607 Knights & Magic
21. *220,401 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
22. *210,078 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden
23. *197,894 Goblin Slayer
24. *170,169 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
25. *166,077 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
26. *163,475 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
27. *155,754 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
28. *154,986 Hidan no Aria
29. *148,575 Accel World
30. *144,561 Strike the Blood

Sales by author: (note: Sales for some authors includes regular novels)

*1. 1,427,555 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online, Accel World, Zettai Naru Isolator)
*2. 1,191,696 Akatsuki Natsume (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! + various spin-offs)
*3. 1,031,306 Uehashi Nahoko (no light novels released this year)
*4. *996,174 Nagatsuki Tappei (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu + various spin-offs)
*5. *835,045 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
*6. *662,048 Omori Fujino (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka + various spin-offs)
*7. *652,067 Nanatsuki Takafumi (no light novels released this year)
*8. *622,793 Kinugasa Shougo (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
*9. *501,896 Hitsuji Tarou (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records + spinoff)
10. *489,916 Fushimi Tsukasa (Eromanga-sensei)
11. *486,427 Kamiya Yuu (No Game No Life, Clockwork Planet)
12. *449,439 Nisio Isin (Monogatari, Boukyaku Tantei Series)
13. *429,329 Arikawa Hiro (no light novels released this year)
14. *426,706 Maruyama Kugane (Overlord)
15. *423,088 Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.)
16. *419,043 Carlo Zen (Youjo Senki)
17. *383,447 Mikami En (Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou)
18. *354,063 Aoi Sekina (Gamers!)
19. *346,347 Fuse (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken)
20. *341,077 Maruto Fumiaki (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
21. *309,254 Yonezawa Honobu (Kotenbu series)
22. *307,094 Watari Wataru (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru)

Breakdown of individual rankings below.

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Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures October 2017

Data covers 2nd October – 5th November

Volume ranking:

*1. 66,514 Overlord 12
*2. 61,293 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7
*3. 57,286 Kino no Tabi 21
*4. 55,736 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 19
*5. 46,462 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 13
*6. 33,459 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.12
*7. 31,498 Sword Art Online Vol.20
*8. 30,165 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Heart no Shuchuu
*9. 24,010 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? level 15
10. 21,414 Knight’s & Magic 8
11. 21,364 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 14
12. 20,678 ONE PIECE novel: Mugiwara Stories
13. 20,660 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 13
14. 20,657 GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 10 pt 1
15. 18,725 Kekkai Sensen Good As Good Man
16. 17,196 Youheidan no Ryouriban 4
17. 16,273 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Ijiwaru na Deai
18. 14,686 Izakaya Bottakuri 8
19. 14,034 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! 6
20. 13,792 Shounen Onmyouji: Kegare no Migiwa e Koishitau

Series ranking:

*1. 122,079 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*2. *91,043 Overlord
*3. *90,983 Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-
*4. *78,463 Sword Art Online
*5. *65,850 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. *57,920 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
*7. *57,481 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*8. *57,406 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*9. *53,989 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
10. *41,749 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
11. *37,550 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
12. *30,804 Knight’s & Magic
13. *24,010 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
14. *22,915 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
15. *20,699 No Game No Life
16. *20,678 ONE PIECE novel: Mugiwara Stories
17. *20,666 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
18. *20,657 GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
19. *18,725 Kekkai Sensen Good As Good Man
20. *18,490 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.

(source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: September 2017
Next month: November 2017

Note that due to issues with my computer this wasn’t done in the usual way, so there’s a higher than usual chance of errors. I apologise if there are any, and would welcome any errors you spot being pointed out.