Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures September 2017

Data covers 4th September – 1st October

Volume ranking:

*1. 190,225 Sword Art Online Vol.20
*2. 148,485 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.12
*3. *98,550 Overlord Vol.12
*4. *47,009 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.14
*5. *34,045 Hidan no Aria Vol.26
*6. *28,086 Goblin Slayer Vol.6
*7. *25,129 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.8
*8. *22,250 Tokyo Ravens Vol.15
*9. *20,226 Knights & Magic Vol.8
10. *19,660 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi Vol.3
11. *18,487 Gamers! DLC
12. *16,400 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
13. *16,318 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
14. *16,159 Heavy Object Vol.14
15. *15,249 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.23
16. *15,151 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.19
17. *15,061 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.5
18. *14,619 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.10
19. *14,443 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.12
20. *14,419 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.13

Series ranking:

*1. 229,602 Sword Art Online
*2. 159,263 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
*3. 112,173 Overlord
*4. *93,422 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*5. *84,591 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*6. *45,069 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*7. *40,326 Gamers!
*8. *38,996 Goblin Slayer
*9. *36,551 Knight’s & Magic
10. *35,191 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
11. *34,474 Hidan no Aria
12. *33,460 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
13. *33,379 No Game No Life
14. *30,438 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
15. *22,250 Tokyo Ravens
16. *20,922 Ookami to Koushinryou
17. *19,122 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
18. *18,843 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
19. *18,487 Gamers! DLC
20. *16,159 Heavy Object

(source: Oricon via myanimelist (volume rankings) and a source who wishes to remain anonymous (for the series rankings))

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Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures August 2017

Data covers 7th August – 3rd September

Volume ranking:

*1. 149,330 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.23
*2. *41,666 Date A Live Vol.17
*3. *33,111 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.9
*4. *29,827 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.11
*5. *29,373 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.12
*6. *25,616 Monogatari Series: Monster Season “Shinobumonogatari”
*7. *24,201 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
*8. *22,348 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.3
*9. *22,101 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.1
10. *21,327 Arafoo no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki Vol.4
11. *21,050 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.4
12. *20,245 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.2
13. *19,941 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.5
14. *19,836 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.12
15. *19,145 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.6
16. *18,781 Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Vol.1
17. *17,966 Date A Live Fragments: Date A Bullet Vol.2
18. *16,309 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 4.5
19. *14,616 Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka? Vol.3
20. *13,001 Kimi no Na wa.

Series ranking:

*1. 178,610 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*2. 124,830 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*3. *76,947 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4. *70,766 Gamers!
*5. *55,143 No Game No Life
*6. *43,277 Date A Live
*7. *42,048 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*8. *37,204 Knight’s & Magic
*9. *35,455 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
10. *35,278 Monogatari Series
11. *34,850 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
12. *33,456 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni
13. *31,551 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
14. *28,372 Sword Art Online
15. *23,522 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
16. *20,375 Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka?
17. *20,081 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
18. *19,836 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
19. *19,793 Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo
20. *19,541 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

(Source: Oricon via myanimelist.net and refugee-chan)

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Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures July 2017

Data covers 3rd July – 6th August

Volume ranking:

*1. 71,195 Shinobumonogatari
*2. 55,362 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 12 RE
*3. 50,982 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
*4. 29,090 Highschool DxD DX 4
*5. 26,588 Isekai Shokudou 4
*6. 26,549 86 -eighty-six- 2
*7. 25,860 Madan no Ou to Vanadis 17
*8. 25,825 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar 11
*9. 24,982 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
10. 24,671 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 13
11. 24,023 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 6
12. 23,139 Gamers! 8
13. 22,632 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 2
14. 22,329 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra
15. 22,220 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 3
16. 20,905 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 12 LE
17. 20,282 Gate Season 2 1
18. 19,810 Shousetsu Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda
19. 19,654 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 3
20. 19,478 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu 12

Series ranking:

*1. 122,380 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. 118,800 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*3. *95,011 Gamers!
*4. *84,125 No Game No Life
*5. *82,817 Knight’s & Magic
*6. *73,796 Monogatari Series
*7. *66,731 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*8. *61,884 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
*9. *58,239 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
10. *56,921 Isekai Shokudou
11. *43,213 Ryuuou no Oshigoto
12. *42,880 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
13. *41,369 Sword Art Online
14. *40,372 Eromanga-sensei
15. *38,165 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
16. *35,194 86 -eighty-six-
17. *31,728 Machine Doll wa Kizutsukanai
18. *29,090 Highschool DxD Tanpenshuu
19. *26,961 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
20. *26,207 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: June 2017
Next month: August 2017

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures June 2017

Data covers 5th June – 2nd July

Volume ranking:

*1. 149,230 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 22
*2. *57,300 Eromanga-sensei 9
*3. *47,966 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria 9
*4. *45,485 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 13
*5. *45,148 Strike the Blood 17
*6. *28,860 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12
*7. *26,014 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? 14
*8. *24,447 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side 3
*9. *21,106 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
10. *20,731 Berserk: Enryuu no Kishi
11. *20,677 Isekai Shokudou 4
12. *20,318 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou! 11
13. *17,982 Youjo Senki 8
14. *17,504 Isekai Cheat Magician 6
15. *14,205 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! 5
16. *13,663 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Hatori Yoshiyuki no Baai 2
17. *12,626 Okitegami Kyouko no Urabyoushi
18. *11,713 Eromanga-sensei 1
19. *11,165 Genjitsu Shugisha no Oukoku Saikenki 4
20. *10,931 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 11

Series ranking:

*1. 203,899 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*2. 124,989 Eromanga-sensei
*3. *87,739 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. *60,408 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden
*5. *60,375 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*6. *53,645 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*7. *45,681 Strike the Blood
*8. *43,834 Sword Art Online
*9. *36,178 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
10. *31,091 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
11. *28,059 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side
12. *27,381 Youjo Senki
13. *26,337 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta?
14. *25,801 Isekai Shokudou
15. *23,996 No Game No Life
16. *21,106 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter novelisation
17. *20,731 Berserk Novelisation
18. *20,318 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!
19. *19,212 Shuumatsu nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka?
20. *18,393 Isekai Cheat Magician

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan and myanimelist.net)

Last month: May 2017
Next month: July 2017

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures May 2017

Data covers 8th May – 4th June

Volume ranking:

*1. 104,528 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12
*2. *60,729 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 18
*3. *41,218 Hataraku Maou-sama! 17
*4. *35,667 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 11
*5. *33,541 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 6
*6. *33,161 Goblin Slayer 5
*7. *28,787 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
*8. *26,431 IS: Infinite Stratos 11
*9. *25,341 Zettai Naru Isolator 4
10. *25,235 Okitegami Kyouko no Urabyoushi
11. *24,487 Ookami to Koushinryou 19
12. *22,767 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 7
13. *20,488 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 6
14. *16,924 Oda Nobuna no Yabou 18
15. *16,839 Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP 15
16. *16,784 Eromanga Sensei 1
17. *16,206 Youheidan no Ryouriban 3
18. *15,335 Risou no Himo Seikatsu 9
19. *15,245 Only Sense Online -Only Sense Online- 12
20. *14,798 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8

Series ranking:

*1. 129,895 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*2. *91,636 Eromanga Sensei
*3. *81,468 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4. *69,454 Rokudenashi Majutsu Kyoushi to Akashic Records
*5. *62,001 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*6. *50,947 Sword Art Online
*7. *44,625 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*8. *41,218 Hataraku Maou-sama!
*9. *40,591 Goblin Slayer
10. *39,683 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
11. *37,047 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
12. *28,787 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter Novelisation
13. *27,365 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
14. *26,431 IS: Infinite Stratos
15. *25,572 Boukyaku Tantei Series
16. *25,385 Ookami to Koushinryou
17. *25,341 Zettai Naru Isolator
18. *23,485 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
19. *23,113 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka?
20. *22,911 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: April 2017
Next month: June 2017

Half-year Japanese light novel sales rankings (first half 2017)

Data covers 21st November 2016 – 21st May 2017

Volume ranking:

*1. 292,267 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.7
*2. 285,125 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*3. 264,066 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*4. 173,046 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*5. 148,020 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*6. 129,377 Musubimonogatari
*7. 102,985 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*8. 101,480 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
*9. *95,920 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.11
10. *94,187 Honooro wo Ikumono
11. *92,710 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
12. *91,034 Accel World Vol.21
13. *85,498 Ima Sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo
14. *80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re [quest]
15. *79,431 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
16. *74,491 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
17. *71,009 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4
18. *69,463 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
19. *68,431 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files “Bourei no Negai”
20. *63,055 Youjo Senki 2
21. *61,604 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
22. *60,501 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
23. *60,135 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
24. *59,791 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9
25. *59,517 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
26. *59,488 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
27. *58,999 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
28. *57,862 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.7
29. *56,710 Date A Live Vol.16
30. *56,001 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.10
31. *55,279 Hidan no Aria Vol.24
32. *55,036 Strike the Blood Vol.16
33. *54,728 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8
34. *54,669 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka: Familia Chronicle Episode Ryu
35. *54,650 Tensei Shitara Slima Datta Ken 10
36. *54,540 Eromanga-sensei Vol.8
37. *40,080 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
38. *36,858 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Idol Ouji wa Shitteiru
39. *35,159 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Inkai
40. *34,240 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Gakkou no Toshi Densetsu wa Shitteiru
41. *33,538 Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
42. *28,622 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
43. *27,557 Gekijouban Kuroko no Basket: Last Game
44. *25,438 12-sai.: Omoritai
45. *24,273 Ao no Exorcist: Spy Game

Series ranking:

The number in brackets is the number of new volumes that came out in this period. * in the brackets indicates a related anime airing during the period covered.

*1. 707,300 Sword Art Online (1)
*2. 578,811 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (2*)
*3. 540,806 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (2)
*4. 412,086 Kimi no Na wa. (0)
*5. 344,286 Youjo Senki (1*)
*6. 299,957 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (1)
*7. 275,579 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (1*)
*8. 239,132 Eromanga-sensei (1*)
*9. 231,214 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (2)
10. 168,725 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off (1*)
11. 155,631 Overlord (0)
12. 155,625 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (1*)
13. 151,679 Monogatari Series (1)
14. 140,639 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (0)
15. 137,160 No Game No Life (0)
16. 123,136 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (2*)
17. 117,210 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (0*)
18. 108,564 Goblin Slayer (2)
19. 104,018 Hidan no Aria (2)
20. *96,624 Fate/strange Fake (1)
21. *96,200 Bungou Stray Dogs (0*)
22. *94,469 No Game No Life: Practical War Game (1)
23. *93,118 Accel World (1)
24. *88,653 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (1)
25. *87,316 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (1)
26. *85,505 Gamers! (2)
27. *84,372 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (1)
28. *80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re (1)
29. *79,133 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (1)
30. *76,801 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (1)

Note: SaeKano had a release just 2 days before the start of the period covered. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index also had one less than 2 weeks previously.

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

*1. 874,055 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online/Accel World/Zettai Naru Isolator)
*2. 747,536 Akatsuki Natsume (KonoSuba)
*4. 591,486 Nagatsuki Tappei (Re:Zero)
*5. 534,742 Nanatsuki Takafumi (no light novels released this year)
*7. 375,656 Uehashi Nahoko (Moribito Series)
*9. 345,432 Carlo Zen (Youjo Senki)
10. 344,447 Mikami En (Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou)
11. 341,099 Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.)
12. 318,399 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
13. 317,733 Hitsuji Tarou (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
14. 253,031 Nisio Isin (Monogatari Series/Saikyou Series)

Cutoff for bunko authors: 312,193
Cutoff for non-bunko authors: 246,684

Breakdown of individual rankings below.

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Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures April 2017

Data covers 10th April – 7th May

Volume ranking:

*1. 71,711 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 11
*2. 55,440 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
*3. 43,922 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban 8
*4. 42,328 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria 8
*5. 41,196 Hidan no Aria 25
*6. 36,817 Fate/Strange Fake 4
*7. 24,610 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 12
*8. 23,979 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records 2
*9. 22,190 Eromanga Sensei 1
10. 22,137 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 10
11. 22,075 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
12. 20,938 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 3
13. 19,732 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 2
14. 18,075 Eromanga Sensei 2
15. 18,018 Jinrui Saikyou no Tokimeki
16. 17,941 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 12
17. 17,689 Fate/Prototype Sougin no Fragments 5
18. 17,679 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12
19. 17,481 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 3
20. 16,661 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki 12

Series ranking:

*1. 136,017 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. 127,576 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*3. 108,036 Eromanga Sensei
*4. *76,914 Sword Art Online
*5. *72,271 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. *57,170 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden
*7. *55,440 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan Karakurenai no Love Letter Novelisation
*8. *47,804 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
*9. *47,393 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
10. *43,947 Fate/Strange Fake
11. *42,218 Hidan no Aria
12. *31,558 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records
13. *30,379 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka?
14. *27,511 Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
15. *27,496 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
16. *25,635 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
17. *24,939 Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Nikai Kougeki no Okaa-san wa Suki Desu ka?
18. *24,725 Fate/Prototype Sougin no Fragments
19. *24,637 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
20. *23,497 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: March 2017
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