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

posted on by Egan Loo
KonoSuba sells 757,412, followed by SAO, irregular at magic high school, SAO Progressive, Monogatari Series

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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