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)

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Oricon yearly light novel sales for 2017 (UPDATED 5th December with top 20 light novels)

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

Last year’s rankings

NOTE: this is the free data only (plus a limited amount of the other data). This will be reposted once the full data is out.

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. *95,390 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
24. *86,690 Tokyo Ghoul:re Novel [quest]
25. *65,327 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8
26. *64,742 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
27. *64,243 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)

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

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)

Cutoff for bunko authors: 835,045
Cutoff for non-bunko authors: 504,065

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.

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

Last month: August 2017
Next month: October 2017

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

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)

Last month: July 2017
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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)

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