Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures March 2017

Data covers 6th March – 9th April (have they given up even trying to fit it close to the month start/end dates?)

Volume ranking:

*1. 57,713 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12
*2. 49,112 Date A Live 16
*3. 47,679 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka Familia Chronicle Episode Ryuu
*4. 47,033 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 6
*5. 40,968 Sword Art Online 19
*6. 38,864 Highschool DxD 23
*7. 35,599 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 12
*8. 30,257 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 8
*9. 30,098 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 10
10. 27,742 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.10
11. 27,122 Shousetsu Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~
12. 26,760 Knights & Magic 7
13. 25,595 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi 2
14. 22,902 Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet
15. 21,093 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 2
16. 20,336 Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~ (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
17. 19,890 Last Embryo 4
18. 19,847 Fate/strange Fake 4
19. 19,721 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
20. 19,168 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu 11

Series ranking:

*1. 177,098 Sword Art Online
*2. 136,946 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. 120,616 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4. *68,667 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*5. *55,324 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
*6. *52,837 Youjo Senki
*7. *51,261 Date A Live
*8. *50,360 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*9. *48,163 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
10. *47,679 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka: Familia Chronicle
11. *47,458 Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~ Novelisation
12. *44,485 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
13. *39,208 Highschool DxD
14. *37,866 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
15. *31,154 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
16. *30,438 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
17. *30,161 Knights & Magic
18. *28,586 Gamers!
19. *27,492 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou
20. *27,249 Overlord

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: February 2017
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Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures February 2017

Data covers 6th February – 5th March

Volume ranking:

*1. 227,707 Sword Art Online 19
*2. 149,791 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21
*3. *36,750 Zero no Tsukaima 22
*4. *27,932 Youjo Senki 1
*5. *26,935 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? 13
*6. *26,894 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*7. *23,599 86 -eightysix-
*8. *21,983 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 10
*9. *20,758 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 16
10. *20,541 Hataraku Maou-sama! Highschool N!
11. *18,857 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 2
12. *17,335 Youjo Senki 2
13. *16,862 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 7
14. *14,718 Boku no Hero Academia Eiyuu Hakusho 2
15. *14,217 Musubimonogatari
16. *13,914 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 5
17. *13,913 Fairytale Chronicle 13
18. *13,104 Youjo Senki 3
19. *12,835 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
20. *12,201 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1

Series ranking:

*1. 322,112 Sword Art Online
*2. 176,493 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. *93,660 Youjo Senki
*4. *85,979 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. *71,803 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. *44,202 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*7. *37,317 Zero no Tsukaima
*8. *27,632 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
*9. *27,219 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
10. *25,663 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
11. *24,012 Overlord
12. *23,599 86-eightysix-
13. *21,983 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
14. *20,856 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
15. *20,758 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
16. *20,531 Hataraku Maou-sama! Highschool N!
17. *18,466 Flower Knight Girl Novelisation
18. *18,291 No Game No Life
19. *17,431 Monogatari Series
20. *16,862 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo

(source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: January 2017
Next month: March 2017

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: February 2017

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)

Last Month: November 2016
Next Month: January 2017

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures November 2016

Data covers 31st October – 27th November

Volume ranking:

*1. 111,749 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. *62,009 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10
*3. *58,320 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 17
*4. *43,451 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
*5. *41,507 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*6. *28,309 Okitegami Kyouko no Ryokouki
*7. *27,180 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 11
*8. *24,275 Highschool DxD DX 3
*9. *21,057 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10
10. *20,286 Youheidan no Ryouriban 1
11. *19,702 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 11
12. *17,570 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 11
13. *16,464 Nejimaki Seirei Senki Tenkyou no Alderamin 11
14. *16,168 Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover’s Regret
15. *15,333 Shounen Onmyouji “Sakai no Kishibe ni Yomigaeru”
16. *14,395 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou
17. *14,318 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu 10
18. *13,979 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Ittayone! 3
19. *13,965 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 1
20. *13,535 Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa

Series ranking:

*1. 153,256 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. *95,178 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3. *67,376 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. *60,260 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
*5. *43,451 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
*6. *36,031 Sword Art Online
*7. *33,866 Overlord
*8. *33,195 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*9. *31,141 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
10. *30,911 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
11. *30,141 Bungou Stray Dogs
12. *26,375 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
13. *24,275 Highschool DxD Tanhenshuu
14. *20,286 Youheidan no Ryouriban
15. *19,900 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
16. *19,799 No Game No Life
17. *17,460 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
18. *17,330 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
19. *17,148 Gamers!
20. *16,168 Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover’s Regret

(source: Oricon via refugeechan)

Last Month: October 2016
Next Month: December 2016

Oricon yearly light novel sales for 2016 (UPDATED 3rd December with author details for ranks 11-20)

The period covered in this data is 23rd November 2015 to 20th November 2016.

Last year’s rankings

Volume ranking:

*1. 1,196,994 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. *,321,834 Sword Art Online 17
*3. *,298,674 Sword Art Online: Progressive 4
*4. *,288,839 Sword Art Online 18
*5. *,282,826 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*6. *,220,667 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*7. *,213,663 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19
*8. *,187,833 No Game No Life 8
*9. *,177,519 Overlord 10
10. *,169,814 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 20
11. *,161,438 Wazamonogatari
12. *,156,725 Kotonoha no Niwa
13. *,155,634 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1
14. *,155,363 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1
15. *,148,378 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
16. *,145,803 No Game No Life 9
17. *,135,511 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
18. *,131,893 Byousoku 5 Centimetre
19. *,131,173 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 10
20. *,131,170 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3
21. *,127,970 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2
22. *,125,218 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Koi-iro ni Sake
23. *,122,772 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8
24. *,122,677 Overlord 11
25. *,120,767 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4
26. *,119,434 Kagerou Daze 7
27. *,115,277 Nademonogatari
28. *,112,892 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5
29. *,112,786 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
30. *,110,574 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3
31. *,106,472 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 6
32. *,105,563 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6
33. *,104,601 Arslan Senki 15: Senki Futou
34. *,104,090 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7
35. *,*90,982 Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare
36. *,*85,881 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 1
37. *,*70,653 Orange 1
38. *,*69,515 Osomatsu-san: Bangai-hen
39. *,*69,190 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 7
40. *,*63,424 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki
41. *,*62,184 Naruto: Konoha Shinden – Yukemuri Ninpouchou
42. *,*61,795 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no “Mon”
43. *,*61,083 Orange 2
44. *,*61,010 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
45. *,*57,153 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari 2
46. *,*56,695 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Tamayura no Ie
47. *,*54,480 One Piece Film Gold

Series ranking: (figure in brackets is number of volumes released this year)

*1. 1,417,661 Kimi no Na wa. (2 versions of the same novel)
*2. 1,174,562 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (2)
*3. 1,020,673 Sword Art Online (2)
*4. 1,007,381 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (3)
*5. *,711,154 Overlord (2)
*6. *,602,256 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (2)
*7. *,562,187 No Game No Life (2)
*8. *,450,791 Monogatari Series (2)
*9. *,449,192 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (2)
10. *,435,482 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series (2)
11. *,422,569 Boukyaku Tantei Series (4, although one of these came out on 17th November)
12. *,380,144 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (3)
13. *,361,088 Sword Art Online: Progressive (1)
14. *,294,478 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (3)
15. *,292,746 Bungou Stray Dogs (1)
16. *,287,728 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (4)
17. *,282,826 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound (1)
18. *,282,077 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? (4)
19. *,281,195 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (3)
20. *,256,782 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (2)
21. *,236,127 Kagerou Daze (1)
22. *,225,229 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off (1)
23. *,195,199 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (3)
24. *,185,710 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. (0)
25. *,181,314 Ensemble Stars! (3)
26. *,180,275 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (2, although a third came out 4 days earlier)
27. *,174,175 Orange (1)
28. *,168,542 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (2)
29. *,163,829 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (2, although a third came out 2 days earlier)
30. *,162,562 Date A Live (2)

Sales by author: (note: Sales for some authors includes regular novels.)
*1. 1,540,797 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online/SAO: Progressive/Accel World)
*2. 1,485,612 Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa/Kotonoha no Niwa/Byousoku 5 Centimetre)
*3. 1,414,165 Arikawa Hiro (no light novel releases this year)
*4. 1,399,791 Akatsuki Natsume (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
*5. 1,171,819 Nagatsuki Tappei (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
*6. *,959,288 Nisio Isin (Boukyaku Tantei Series/Monogatari Series)
*7.  *,924,604 Uehashi Nahoko (no light novel releases this year but much of the sales come from Moribito)
*8. *,853,056 Nanatsuki Takafumi (Shomin Sample)
*9. *,773,861 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka)
10. *,711,154 Maruyama Kugane (Overlord)
11. *,636,339 Konno Bin (no light novel releases this year)

Cutoff for bunko authors: 636,339
Cutoff for non-bunko authors: 449,683

Breakdown of individual rankings below.
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Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures October 2016

Data covers 26th September – 30th October

Volume ranking:

*1. 311,318 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. 135,545 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
*3. 114,956 Overlord 11
*4. *82,518 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*5. *80,939 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 11
*6. *64,104 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 7
*7. *57,402 Kaizoku to Joou no Kouchuuki: Kaizokuou to Akazu no “Mon”
*8. *50,473 Natsume Yuujinchou: Tamayura no Ie
*9. *50,196 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou
10. *48,507 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10
11. *48,232 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World 20
12. *47,671 Bungou Stray Dogs “55 Minutes”
13. *40,185 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9
14. *35,721 Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
15. *34,502 Isekai Shokudou 3
16. *30,626 Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre
17. *29,286 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 20
18. *27,616 Overlord 11 Limited Edition
19. *27,143 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? Vol.12
20. *22,505 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10

Series ranking:

*1 393,836 Shousetsu Kimi no Na Wa.
*2 177,318 Overlord
*3 164,893 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Sekai Seikatsu
*4 135,545 Kimi no Na Wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
*5 108,032 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*6 *74,896 Bungou Stray Dogs
*7 *69,390 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!!
*8 *60,613 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
*9 *59,087 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
10 *57,402 Papillion Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi
11 *56,579 Sword Art Online
12 *52,968 Natsume Yuujinchou Novelisation
13 *48,878 Kino no Tabi – the Beautiful World-
14 *41,384 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
15 *38,746 Isekai Shokudou
16 *35,721 Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
17 *34,758 No Game No Life
18 *30,626 Shousetsu Byousoku 5cm
19 *29,527 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
20 *27,689 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?

(source: Oricon via myanimelist.net)

Last Month: September 2016
Next Month: November 2016