Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures April 2018

Data covers 9th April – 6th May

Sorry, this has been out for quite some time.

Volume ranking:

*1. 170,846 Overlord 13
*2. 141,919 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 25
*3. *65,408 Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin
*4. *34,056 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 8
*5. *26,075 Strike the Blood Append 2
*6. *25,598 One Piece novel A: Speed Kaizokudan Kessei-hen 1
*7. *23,867 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 5
*8. *20,829 IS <Infinite Stratos> 12
*9. *20,608 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 14
10. *19,167 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 6
11. *18,598 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Odekake Sister no Yume wo Minai
12. *18,241 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 13
13. *18,216 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 1
14. *16,206 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 14
15. *16,092 Youheidan no Ryouriban 5
16. *15,791 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 24
17. *14,984 Heavy Object
18. *14,767 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 16
19. *14,167 Naruto -Naruto- Naruto Shinden: Oyako no Hi
20. *13,156 Satsuriku no Tenshi 3

Series ranking:

*1. 224,319 Overlord
*2. 161,866 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. *65,408 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin
*4. *62,635 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*5. *48,503 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
*6. *46,730 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*7. *30,020 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi
*8. *29,233 Sword Art Online
*9. *27,451 No Game No Life
10. *27,077 Strike the Blood Append
11. *25,598 One Piece Novelisation
12. *23,729 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
13. *20,948 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
14. *20,829 IS <Infinite Stratos>
15. *20,670 Hoshi no Kirby Novelisation
16. *20,608 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
17. *19,906 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
18. *19,672 Seishun Buta Yarou Series
19. *19,167 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
20. *18,967 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

(Source:Oricon via Refugee-chan)

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Half-year Japanese light novel sales rankings (first half 2018)

Data covers 20th November 2017 to 20th May 2018

Again with the really limited data. Unlike the full year’s data, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t ever get the full rankings for this lot…

Volume ranking:

*1. 195,088 Sword Art Online Progressive 005
*2. 192,975 Overlord 13
*3. 160,333 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 24
*4. 147,969 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 25
*5. 145,393 No Game No Life 10
*6. 132,256 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 13
*7. 129,333 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 13
*8. 112,511 Sword Art Online Progressive 006
*9. 100,188 Kagerou Daze 8 -summer time reload-
10. *90,307 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 15
11. *88,904 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7.5

Series ranking:

*1. 526,840 Overlord
*2. 400,272 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. 390,643 Ryuuou no Oshiogoto!
*4. 352,843 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*5. 336,568 Sword Art Online Progressive
*6. 312,899 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*7. 271,881 No Game No Life
*8. 238,797 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
*9. 212,594 Sword Art Online
10. 211,393 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku

(Source:Oricon)

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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
Next month: April 2018

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