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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2016 (First Half)

posted on 2016-05-29 21:35 EDT by Egan Loo

This list covers sales surveyed from November 23, 2015 to May 22, 2016.

Rank Estimated Sales
in Period
Title Publisher
Author
1 757,412 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! Kadokawa
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
2 489,374 Sword Art Online ASCII Media Works
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
3 371,880 The irregular at magic high school ASCII Media Works
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
4 321,535 Sword Art Online Progressive ASCII Media Works
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
5 308,471 Monogatari Series Kodansha
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
6 304,721 No Game, No Life Media Factory
Writer/Illustration: Yuu Kamiya
7 302,013 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Overlap
Writer: Ō Jūmonji/ Illustration: Eiri Shirai
8 297,459 Bōkyaku Tantei Series (Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku) Kodansha
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
9 280,586 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Kadokawa
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
10 263,357 Re:Zero Kadokawa
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsukai
11 238,163 Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle SB Creative
Writer: Senri Akatsuki/ Illustration: Ayumu Kasuga
12 213,521 Overlord Enterbrain
Kugane Maruyama
13 210,762 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? SB Creative
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
14 178,019 And you thought there is never a girl online? ASCII Media Works
Writer: Shibai Kineko/ Illustration: Hisasi
15 165,442 Haikyu!! Novel Edition!! Shueisha
Original Story: Haruichi Furudate/ Writer: Kiyoko Hoshi
16 157,460 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! Spinoff Kadokawa
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
17 155,250 Chivalry of a Failed Knight SB Creative
Writer: Riku Misora/ Illustration: Won
18 138,679 orange Novelization Futabasha
Original Creator/Illustration: Ichigo Takano/ Writer: Yui Tokiumi
19 132,196 Regarding Reincarnated to Slime MicroMagazine
Writer: Fuse/ Illustration: Mitz Vah
20 128,460 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) ASCII Media Works
Kazuma Kamachi / Illustration: Kiyotaka Haimura
21 127,373 Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Kyūketsuki Miraera no Monogatari Shueisha
Takaya Kagami / Illustration: Yamato Yamamoto
22 123,649 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Shogakukan
Wataru Watari
Illustration: Ponkan8
23 120,955 Assassination Classroom Movie Novelization Shueisha
Novel: Tatsuya Kanazawa/ Original Story: Yusei Matsui
24 119,692 The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water Media Factory
Writer: Yuu Miyazaki/ Illustration: okiura
25 105,145 Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. Shogakukan
Writer: Yomi Hirasaka/ Illustration: Kantoku
26 104,704 Bungo Stray Dogs Dazai Osamu no Nyūsha Shiken Kadokawa
Writer: Kafka Asagiri/ Illustration: Harukawa35
27 104,267 The irregular at magic high school Short Story Collection Kadokawa
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
28 101,012 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Side Story Alphapolis
Takumi Yanai
29 100,077 Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen Kodansha
Takaya Kagami / Illustration: Yamato Yamamoto
30 96,084 Date A Live Fujimi Shobo
Writer: Koushi Tachibana/ Illustration: Tsunako

Source: Oricon


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