Light novel POS ranks for Year 2018

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate 2017’s rankings if applicable. RE indicates a volume that came out before 2017 but did not appear in last year’s rankings. If a volume came out in 2017 but did not rank, then this is indicated. If a volume is new then no figure is given.

The list below is the POS (bunsho) ranking for the full year 2018. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books during the year, but those given below are just the light novels on the list. This is why there are many gaps in the rankings. There are no sales figures given for this data, and the data set is different from the one Oricon uses, which explains differences in the rankings. It has the advantage, though, of reporting much lower ranks than Oricon does.

Please note that unlike previous years this data was taken directly from the top 500 myself. There may be things that are missing as a result (eg. I didn’t spot Ameku Takao no Jiken Karte when going through as the rankings give the volume title only for that one). If you notice anything missing please let me know

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar year for the yearly rankings data.

*25. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai (001)
*36. Mata, Onaji Yume wo Miteita
*52. Biblia Koshoudou no Jiken Techou 8
*56. Overlord 13
*57. Sword Art Online Progressive 5
*76. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 24
*78. Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko version)
*81. Sword Art Online Porgressive 6
*85. Sword Art Online 21
*87. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 25
*95. No Game No Life 10
100. Ashita no Kodomo-tachi
101. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 13
102. Tabineko Report (058)
106. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 26
112. Meitantei Conan: Zero no Hikkounin
132. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 14
135. Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku (062)
152. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 27
155. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. 13
163. Kaiketsu Zorori no Dragon Daiji 2
170. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 8
172. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7.5
174. Saigo no Isha wa Ameagari no Sora ni Kimi wo Negau Part 1
199. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 14
200. One Piece novel A 1
201. Kaiketsu Zorori no Chitei Tanken
204. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 15
216. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 16
222. Saigo no Isha wa Ameagari no Sora ni Kimi wo Negau Part 2
225. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 9
227. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 12
228. Kagerou Daze 8 (didn’t rank last year)
242. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 13
245. Cake-Ouji no Spécialité
253. Kamisama no Goyounin 8
256. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku 1
266. One Piece novel A 2
277. Saigo no Isha wa Sakura wo Miagete Kimi wo Omou (131)
314. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 7
316. Yoimonogatari
329. Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko version)
331. Ameku Takao no Jiken Karute 6
347. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai (RE)
355. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 17
358. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 8
365. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 7
381. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files: Nageki no Ningyou
382. Overlord 1 (RE)
389. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 15 (didn’t rank last year)
419. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 1 (RE)
429. Accel World 23
437. Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho 3
440. Overlord 12 (124)
444. Kaiketsu Zorori Robot Dai Sakusen
451. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 13 (250)
454. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 9
481. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 20
483. Goblin Slayer 7
487. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (RE)
491. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 1 (RE)
495. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 8
498. Hoshi no Kirby: Kessen! Battle Deluxe
499. Shika no Ou 1 (048)

Last year: 2017

Source: POS (Shoseki blog)

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Bookwalker.jp 2018 yearly rankings (light novels)

These rankings are series rankings, not volume rankings. It also only includes series that have had new volumes released in the past year. The overall rankings list (the top one) has gaps as things that are not light novels (mostly manga) have been left out. This treatment has not been applied to the literature rankings, so there are a couple of non-light novels on there.

These rankings cover bookwalker ONLY but this is a major source of light novel sales, so is worth including despite being limited to a single site.

Obviously this is the Japanese bookwalker, not the global one.

The trend for shrinking rankings seems to be continuing – this year there is only top 50 overall and top 20 in individual rankings, rather than top 100 and top 30 previously.

Figures in brackets are last year’s rankings when appropriate.

*2. Overlord
*3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (1)
*4. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (2)
*6. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku (9)
*7. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (8)
*9. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (19)
10. No Game No Life (7)
12. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (5)
13. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (65)
14. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra (10)
17. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
19. Goblin Slayer (41)
20. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ (11)
21. Youjo Senki (4)
24. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (16)
25. Sword Art Online Progressive
27. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! (20)
33. Kumo Desu ga Nani ka? (48)
34. Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
38. Gamers! (28)
39. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (25)
41. Isekai Nonbiri Nouka
44. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. (29)
45. Strike the Blood (39)
48. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (27)
49. Hataraku Maou-sama! (34)
50. Highschool DxD (45)

Literature ranking: (last year’s ranking, when present – note: last year was top 30)
*1. Monogatari series (2)
*2. Boukyoku Tantei (3)
*3. Seikai Series
*4. Kusunoki Mebuki wa Yuusha de Aru
*5. Red Data Girl
*6. Haunted Campus (7)
*7. Just Because!
*8. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi (26)
*9. BEATLESS
10. Densetsu series (10)
11. JK Haru wa Isekai de Shoufu ni Natta
12. Ooya-san to Boku
13. Evangelion ANIMA
14. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (6)
15. Akuyaku Reijou Koukyuu Monogatari (16)
16. Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou
17. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou (5)
18. GODZILLA
19. Yakitori (13)
20. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari (14)

TL:
*3. Shinuhazu Datta Kekkonsha no Byouki ga Zenkaishita no de Konyaku Kaishou Shiyou to Omoimasu
*4. Ningenfushin na Ouji-sama ni Totsuidara, Shuuchaku Wanko to Kashite Idakaremashita
*5. Royal Cinderella Mama
*6. Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!!
*7. Ouji-sama ni Dekiai Sarete Komattemasu
*9. Otoko wa Ookami nano yo (Tabun)
10. Oku-sama Geki Love Kishi Danchou Kakka no Ichaama Houimou wa Goenryo Negaimasu!
11. Sakkon no Cinderella wa Kutsu wo Otosanai.
12. Toubou Hanayome wa Kaigun Shikan no Ouji-sama ni Tsukamaeraremashita
13. Isekai de Dorei ni Narimashita ga Goshuujin-sama wa Watashi ni Yokujou Shimasen
14. Uruwashi no Ouji no Nayami to Maid no Junan
15. Misokkasu Oujo no Kekkon Jijou
16. Kamoku na Otto no Dekiai Ganbou
17. Danna-sama to yome no Nichijou Seikatsu no Are ya Kore ya.
18. Uchi no Joushi ga Nise Kangan de, Koukyuu de Himitsu no Dekiai Seikatsu Shichattemasu
19. Koushaku Reisoku wa Ijippari na Reijou wo Kawaigaritakute Shikatanai
20. Kyoufu no Maou Heika Datta no ni Hanayome Kyuuun

 

There are no BL light novels in this year’s rankings.

Source: Bookwalker

Last year’s rankings

Light Novel POS ranks for Year 2017

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate 2016’s rankings if applicable. RE indicates a volume that came out before 2016 but did not appear in last year’s rankings. If a volume came out in 2016 but did not rank, then this is indicated. If a volume is new then no figure is given.

The list below is the POS (bunsho) ranking for the full year 2017. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books during the year, but those given below are just the light novels on the list. This is why there are many gaps in the rankings. There are no sales figures given for this data, and the data set is different from the one Oricon uses, which explains differences in the rankings. It has the advantage, though, of reporting much lower ranks than Oricon does.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar year for the yearly rankings data.

**1. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
*17. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 7
*24. Sword Art Online 19
*25. Chotto Ima kara Shigoto Yametekuru (074)
*36. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko) (001)
*39. Mangan
*42. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Bunko)
*43. Sword Art Online 20
*48. Shika no Ou 1
*58. Tabineko Report
*62. Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
*75. Shika no Ou 2
*77. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21
*88. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 22
*91. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. 12
*92. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 23
100. Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
110. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12
115. Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (036)
116. Shika no Ou 3
118. Shika no Ou 4
122. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 11
124. Overlord 12
131. Saigo no Isha wa Sakura wo Miagete Kimi wo Omou
171. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 12
173. Kami-sama no Goyounin 7
183. Musubimonogatari
187. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12
206. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
212. Tenkoku made no 49 Nikkan (didn’t rank last year)
226. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1 (106)
227. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 13
228. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 6
229. Youjo Senki 1
238. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (124)
240. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (RE)
250. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 13
252. Yuurei Tantei Yakumo: ANOTHER FILES: Bourei no Negai
248. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
273. Shinobumonogatari
276. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11 (didn’t rank last year)
279. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 4 (didn’t rank last year)
291. 86 -eighty-six-
294. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 2 (RE)
303. Honooro wo Ikumono
309. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 3 (didn’t rank last year)
314. Kamisama no Negaigoto
316. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (159)
317. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7
320. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 14
339. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (215)
352. Eromanga-sensei 1 (RE)
353. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (156)
368. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (233)
370. Sword Art Online 1 (RE)
378. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 (311)
383. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (368)
386. Haru Tonari wo Matsu Kimi e (didn’t rank last year)
384. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (167)
394. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 18
397. Eromanga-sensei 8
400. No Game No Life: Practical War Game (didn’t rank last year)
401. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9 (346)
409. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (185)
410. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (247)
415. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (240)
417. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou (289)
418. Boku wa Nando Demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru (059)
419. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
426. Hyouka (RE)
427. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 8
428. Youkai Apart no Yuuga na Nichijou: Las Vegas Gaiden
432. Shinyaku: Mary to Majo no Hana
440. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 4.5 (didn’t rank last year)
441. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 10
450. Eromanga-sensei 9
451. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff: Zoku Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! (didn’t rank last year)
460. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Heart no Shuchuu
474. Arslan Senki 15
476. Accel World 22
482. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3 (207)
483. Youjo Senki 2
485. No Game No Life 6 (RE)
486. Isekai Shokudou 4
490. Sword Art Online 18 (045)
494. Eromanga-sensei 2 (RE)
495. Gamers! (RE)

Last year: 2016

Source: POS via book-rank.net

Bookwalker.jp 2017 yearly rankings (light novels)

These rankings are series rankings, not volume rankings. The overall rankings list (the top one) has gaps as things that are not light novels (mostly manga) have been left out. This treatment has not been applied to the literature rankings, so there are a couple of non-light novels on there.

These rankings cover bookwalker ONLY but this is a major source of light novel sales, so is worth including despite being limited to a single site.

Obviously this is the Japanese bookwalker, not the global one.

Unlike in previous years, there is no “male” or “female” rankings this year.

*1. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*4. Youjo Senki
*5. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*6. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
*7. No Game No Life
*8. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*9. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
10. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra
11. Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
13. Kotenbu Series
16. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria
17. Sword Art Online
19. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
20. Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
21. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
25. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
26. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
27. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
28. Gamers!
29. Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni
31. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Familia Chronicle
34. Hataraku Maou-sama!
39. Strike the Blood
40. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
41. Goblin Slayer
42. Fairytale Chronicle
45. Highschool DxD
46. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
47. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
48. Kumo desu ga Nani ka?
49. Date A Live
50. Eromanga-sensei
54. Zero no Tsukaima
55. Monogatari Series
56. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
60. Isekai de Skill wo Kaitai shitara Cheat na Yome ga Zoushoku Shimashita
61. Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de
62. Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita
63. Hidan no Aria
64. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
65. Ryuuou no Oshigoto
67. Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
68. Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Nikai Kougeki no Okaa-san wa Suki desu ka?
72. Tokyo Ravens
75. NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta
76. Accel World
77. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
78. Honzuki no Gekokujou
79. Sword Art Online Progressive
82. Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
84. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
85. Kenja no Mago
89. Shinmai Maou no Testament
90. Sekai no Owari no Encore
91. Last Embryo
95. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
96. Seirei Gensouki
97. Only Sense Online

Literature ranking (some overlap with the above)
1. Kotenbu Series
2. Monogatari
3. Boukyaku Tantei
4. GOSICK
5. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou
6. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
7. Haunted Campus
8. Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru
9. Gi(a)rlish number
10. Densetsu Series
11. Katanagatari
12. Saikyou Series
13. Yakitori
14. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari
15. Mizukagami Suiri
16. Akuyaku Reijou Koukyuu Monogatari
17. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
18. Sakurada Reset
19. Kamisama no Goyounin
20. Mitsubachi to Enrai
21. Haruchika Series
22. Uchuu Gunshikan Gakkou
23. Vatican Miracle Examiner
24. Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
25. Houkago Chikyuu Boueigun
26. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
27. Izakaya Bottakuri
28. Reinoushi Minato
29. Onmyouji Abe no Seimei
30. Konyakusha wa, Watashi no Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

BL series (light novels only)
23. Takumi-kun Series

TL:
1. Iseisha no Neya
2. Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!!
3. Taihen na Koto ni Natteshimatta
4. Isekai Cinderella: Kishi-sama to Shinkon Slow Life wa Hajimemasu
5. Tou kara Orita Himegimi
6. Ore no Osanazuma ga Mukusugite Kawaisugite Shinpou tamaran! Otona na Heika ni Torotoro ni Amayakasaremakuri
7. Hakushaku-sama to Koi no Karasawagi
8. Kedamono Koutei ga Danna-sama ni Nattara, Ichatsukisugi desu, Heika no Baka Baka!
9. Ecchi na Outaishi Denka ni Hiru mo Yoru mo Aisaresugitemasu: Oyome-san wa “Dakimakura” De wa Arimasen!
10. Oni no Sousui Kakka nano ni Niizuma ga Kawaisugite Modaetemasu
11. Gunpuku no Hanayome
12. Danna-sama ga Zetsurinsugite Komatteimasu
13. Kyouou no Jouai
14. Lamperius no Kyuuketsuki
15. Akuma na Kishi-sama to Usagi-chan na Oyome-san
16. Katabutsu Kishi wa Koi ni Ochiru
17. Onna Hakushaku no Karei naru Konkatsu
18. Koushaku-sama no Kawaii Koibito
19. Mangaka to Yakuza
20. Erotics Kaizer
21. Shounen Ou no Yome
22. Hikagemono no Oujo desu ga Koutei Heika ni Ryakudatsu Dekiaisaretemasu
23. Yotogi no Ichigo wa Dansouchuu
24. Koutei Heika to Toshi no Sa: Aisare Okusama Life
25. Watashi no Daikirai na Ouji-sama
26. Gensui Koushaku no Niizuma wa Aisaresugite Komarigimi Desu
27. Chou
28. Goshuchinsama ga Mieru!
29. Makai de Kekkon shimashita
30. Kokuryuu Kishi no Nayamashiki Netsuai

Last year’s post

Source: bookwalker.jp

POS Monthly Bunsho rankings March 2017

Figures given in brackets are last month’s rankings.

The list below is the POS ranking March (NOT April – it’s my fault this is so late this time). The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books during the month, but those given below are just the light novels on the list. This is why there are many gaps in the rankings. There are no sales figures given for this data, and the data set is different from the one Oricon uses, which explains differences in the rankings. It has the advantage, though, of reporting much lower ranks than Oricon does.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar month for the monthly rankings data.

**1. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 7 (009)
*18. Sword Art Online 19 (003)
*21. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo ANOTHER FILES:Bourei no Negai (084)
*25. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12
*28. Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online 6
*33. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Familia Chronicle: episode Ryuu
*38. Date A Live 16
*47. Highschool DxD 23
*52. Hirunaka no Ryuusei: Eiga Novelisation (Mirai Bunko edition)
*60. Shousetsu Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~ (didn’t rank last month)
*70. Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku (didn’t rank last month)
*71. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (031)
*72. Chotto Ima kara Shigoto Yametekuru
*81. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 8
*89. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 12
*95. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.10
101. Knight’s & Magic 7
102. Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko edition) (074)
112. Ookami to Youhishi II
113. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21 (007)
124. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru 11
146. Ao no Exorcist: Spy Game
153. Izakaya Bottakuri 7 (didn’t rank last month)
159. Sousei no Onmyouji -Shikakenbyaku-
182. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (184)
184. Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 2
192. Youjo Senki 1 (063)
193. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
195. Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu 11
196. Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~ (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko edition)
197. Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet
199. Sword Art Online 1 (284)
213. Gamers! 7
214. World Teacher: Isekaishiki Kyoiku Agent 5
219. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (321)
220. Chubyou Gekihatsu Boy 4
230. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (233)
234. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
248. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 (342)
249. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (355)
265. Next Life 11
272. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11 (125)
273. Sword Art Online 2 (454)
274. Zero no Tsukaima 22 (086)
275. Sakurada Reset 1 (Kadokawa Bunko version) (RE)
280. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9 (374)
281. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1 (206)
282. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (273)
286. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (271)
292. THE NEW GATE 09
296. Kakushi Skill de Isekai Musou 1
298. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (399)
300. Sword Art Online 18 (304)
303. Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (419)
304. Hitori Suisougakubu: Haruchika Bangai-hen
314. Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 7 (312)
327. Hayou no Tsurugi 6 Ukon no Gyouan 30
333. Tantei・Higurashi Tabibito no Sagashimono (149)
353. 86 -eighty-six-
382. Koushaku Reijo no Tashinami 4
383. Konjiki no Word Master 10
391. Kenja no Mago 6
399. Saikyou Mahoushi no Inkon Keikaku 1
404. Sword Art Online 9 (RE)
407. Sword Art Online 17 (460)
408. Youjo Senki 2 (113)
412. Legend 8
420. Koukyuu Genkaden: Kikikaikai naru Hanayome wa Nazomerku Kikou wo Odorasu
424. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (291)
429. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (267)
432. Sono Saikyou, Kami no Irai de Isekai e 1
435. Kuroko no Basuke LAST GAME
436. Sword Art Online 3 (RE)
454. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou (275)
461. Tobakushi wa Inoranai
462. Novelise Kono Sekai no Katachi ni (204)
477. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 16 (153)
483. Sword Art Online 10 (RE)
486. Juussai Saikyou Madoushi 1
492. Order wa Tantei ni: Coffee ni Tokeru Sepia-iro no Nazotoki
498. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 25

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

See also:
February rankings
March Oricon rankings

POS Monthly Bunsho rankings February 2017

Figures given in brackets are last month’s rankings.

The list below is the POS ranking for February (not March). The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books during the month, but those given below are just the light novels on the list. This is why there are many gaps in the rankings. There are no sales figures given for this data, and the data set is different from the one Oricon uses, which explains differences in the rankings. It has the advantage, though, of reporting much lower ranks than Oricon does.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar month for the monthly rankings data.

**3. Sword Art Online 19
**7. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21
**9. Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 7
*31. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (007)
*63. Youjo Senki 1 (059)
*73. Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho 2
*74. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (029)
*79. Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv.13
*84. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo ANOTHER FILES: Bourei no Negai
*86. Zero no Tsukaima 22
*89. 86 -eightysix-
105. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru
113. Youjo Senki 2 (129)
125. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11 (120)
127. Hachinan-tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 10
128. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari Daigo Maku
130. Hataraku Maou-sama! Highschool N!
137. Musubimonogatari (010)
140. Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? 5
146. Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 2
148. Shinmai Maou no Testament 10
149. Tantei・Higurashi Tabibito no Sagashimono (248)
153. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 16
177. Youjo Senki 3 (230)
179. Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 5
184. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (218)
204. Novelise Kono Sekai no Katachi ni (141)
206. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1 (266)
227. Fairytale Chronicle 13
233. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (286)
243. Gyakusatsu Kikan (Shinpan) (RE)
251. Wakusei Karon (Haruchika Series) (didn’t rank last month)
253. Youjo Senki 4 (387)
267. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (282)
271. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (340)
273. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (306)
275. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Kinyoubi no Ohayou (206)
284. Sword Art Online 1 (RE)
289. Seiken Tsukai no World Break 19
291. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (374)
304. Sword Art Online 18 (RE)
309. Tantei・Higurashi Tabibito no Ushinakushimono (RE)
312. Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 7
313. Re:Monster 8.5
320. Youjo Senki 5 (RE)
321. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (385)
332. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound (162)
333. Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki 3
342. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 (289)
344. Youjo Senki 7 (257)
350. Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu You na Monogatari
355. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (406)
359. Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Harem-ken 4
374. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9 (333)
390. Youjo Senki 6 (RE)
399. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (440)
402. Tenseishite Inaka de Slow Life wo Okuritai: Mura no Shuukakusai
407. Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu
408. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off 4 (067)
414. Assassin’s Pride 5
416. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3 (488)
417. No Game No Life Practical War Game (066)
419. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (439)
423. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5 (180)
425. Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu 17
429. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9 (431)
430. 29-sai Dokushin wa Isekai de Jiyuu ni Ikita……katta. 6
436. Hachigatsu no Owari wa, Kitto Sekai no Owari ni Niteiru.
442. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (250)
448. Tantei・Higurashi Tabibito no Wasuremono (RE)
454. Sword Art Online 2 (RE)
460. Sword Art Online 17 (RE)
463. Masou Gakuen HxH 10
469. Ubaumono Ubawarerumono 7
481. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 16 (109)
492. Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi: Hangeki no Gourei
495. Sword Art Online 16 (RE)

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

See also:
January rankings
February Oricon rankings

Most requested English light novel licenses #3 – J-Novel Club edition

This post is, of course, related to my two previous blog posts on most requested English light novel licenses. However, this time it comes not from people sending tweets to Yen Press, but from requests to J-Novel Club.

More specifically, I have gone through every posts on the suggestions board of their website’s forums, counting the number of unique users supporting any given series being picked up. The site also features a liking system, and people liking a post suggesting a series has also been included where appropriate. However it is worth noting that most posts contain more than just a single suggestion (unlike tweets on twitter) so there were only a few cases where these were actually able to be included. A couple of the posts that are included do have notable impacts on the list.

As you will see below the list is quite different from the previous ones (and far more so than that between the two previous lists).

There are several possible reasons, including:
– A different userbase.
– The existance of dedicated threads, which could provide passive encouragement to others to share their wishes.
– The fact that it is a forum thread rather than a tweet, which obviously enables people to go into more detail about series that they like or to list out more series at once.
– The fact that the staff actually reply to such threads, and the contents of these replies, could influence what people suggest.
– J-Novel Club’s existing agreements with Hobby Japan and Overlap mean that their titles are more likely to be suggested, and may have made people less willing to suggest titles from other labels.

Series that were already licensed by someone (whether J-Novel Club or another distributor) were ignored, as before, but the fact that this list covers back to right at the start of the site’s existance means that there are inevitably series listed that have since been licensed. These series have still been included but are marked by an asterisk (*). As this was previously used for series that would be licensed rescues, these are now indicated with a caret (^) instead.

Here (after the break if you’re reading this from the main page) is the list of titles requested and the number of requests for each:
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