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

posted on 2016-05-29 22:20 EDT by Egan Loo
3 SAO books, 3 Irregular at Magic High School books, 1 No Game, No Life book, Wazamonogatari, 9 Konosuba books

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

Rank Estimated Sales
in Period
Title Publisher Release Date
Author
1 284,686 Sword Art Online: Progressive 004 Kadokawa 2015/12
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
2 261,951 Sword Art Online 17 Kadokawa 2016/04
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
3 198,065 The Irregular at Magic High School 19 Kadokawa 2016/03
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
4 168,737 No Game, No Life 8 Kadokawa 2015/12
Writer/Illustration: Yuu Kamiya
5 153,066 Wazamonogatari Kodansha 2016/01
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
6 122,488 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! [1] Kadokawa 2013/10
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
7 106,698 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2 Kadokawa 2013/12
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
8 104,267 The Irregular at Magic High School SS Kadokawa 2016/05
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
9 101,596 Haikyu!! Novel Edition!! VI Shueisha 2015/12
Original Story: Haruichi Furudate/ Writer: Kiyoko Hoshi
10 100,516 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Kadokawa 2014/03
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
11 99,714 Assassination Classroom: Graduation Shueisha 2016/03
Novel: Tatsuya Kanazawa/ Original Story: Yusei Matsui
12 99,215 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Koi-iro ni Sake Kadokawa 2016/04
Original Concept: HoneyWorks/ Writer: Tōko Fujitani, Mari Kōsaka/ Illustration: Yamako
13 95,262 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 8 Kadokawa 2016/01
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
14 91,545 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 15 Kadokawa 2016/04
Kazuma Kamachi / Illustration: Kiyotaka Haimura
15 91,211 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 4 Kadokawa 2014/05
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
16 84,582 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 5 Kadokawa 2014/09
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
17 83,913 Okitegami Kyōko no Taishoku-Negai Kodansha 2015/12
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
18 81,961 Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Kyūketsuki Miraera no Monogatari 1 Shueisha 2015/12
Novel: Takaya Kagami/ Illustration: Yamato Yamamoto
19 78,955 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 6 Kadokawa 2015/03
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
20 77,700 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 7 Kadokawa 2015/09
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
21 77,172 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 10 SB Creative 2016/05
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
22 73,163 Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku Kodansha 2014/10
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
23 69,693 Date A Live 14 Kadokawa 2016/03
Writer: Koushi Tachibana/ Illustration: Tsunako
24 68,614 The Devil is a Part-Timer! 15 Kadokawa 2016/02
Satoshi Wagahara / Illustration: 029
25 67,552 Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online IV Kadokawa 2016/03
Writer: Keiichi Sigsawa/ Illustration: Kouhaku Kuroboshi/ Original Concept/Supervision: Reki Kawahara
26 63,424 Papillon Rouge to Arashi no Hoshi: Kaizoku to Joō no Kōchūki Chuokoron-Shinsha 2015/12
Sunako Kayata
27 61,080 The Irregular at Magic High School 18 Kadokawa 2015/11
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
28 57,306 orange 1 Futabasha 2015/07
Original Creator/Illustration: Ichigo Takano/ Writer: Yui Tokiumi
29 56,147 Zero's Familiar 21 Kadokawa 2016/02
Writer: Noboru Yamaguchi / Illustration: Eiji Usatsuka
30 54,888 Aria the Scarlet Ammo ⅩⅩ II Kadokawa 2016/04
Writer: Chūgaku Akamatsu/ Illustration: Kobuichi
31 51,568 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Kadokawa 2014/02
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
32 50,950 orange 2 Futabasha 2015/11
Original Creator/Illustration: Ichigo Takano/ Writer: Yui Tokiumi
33 50,939 High School DxD 21 Kadokawa 2016/03
Writer: Ichiei Ishibumi/ Illustration: Miyama-Zero
34 49,792 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level. 1 Overlap 2013/06
Writer: Ō Jūmonji/ Illustration: Eiri Shirai
35 49,194 Re:Zero 1 Kadokawa 2014/01
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsukai
36 47,483 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Spinoff Kadokawa 2014/07
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
37 47,403 Strike the Blood 15 Kadokawa 2016/05
Writer: Gakuto Mikumo/ Illustration: Manyako
38 47,215 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Yakimochi no Kotae Kadokawa 2014/06
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
39 45,412 Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Kyūketsuki Miraera no Monogatari 2 Shueisha 2016/05
Novel: Takaya Kagami/ Illustration: Yamato Yamamoto
40 44,813 Fate/strange Fake 3 Kadokawa 2016/05
Writer: Ryohgo Narita/ Illustration: Shizuki Morii/ Original Story: Type-Moon
41 44,565 Eromanga Sensei 6 Kadokawa 2016/03
Writer: Tsukasa Fushimi/ Illustration: Hiro Kanzaki
42 44,136 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level. 2 Overlap 2013/11
Writer: Ō Jūmonji/ Illustration: Eiri Shirai
43 43,742 Last Embryo 2 Kadokawa 2015/12
Writer: Tarō Tatsunoko/ Illustration: Momoko
44 43,035 Tokyo Ravens 14 Kadokawa 2015/12
Writer: Kouhei Azano/ Illustration: Sumihei
45 42,683 Okitegami Kyōko no Suisenbun Kodansha 2015/04
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
46 42,520 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Ima Suki ni Naru. Kadokawa 2015/07
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
47 42,107 Chivalry of a Failed Knight 9 SB Creative 2015/12
Writer: Riku Misora/ Illustration: Won
48 41,617 Re:Zero 2 Kadokawa 2014/02
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsukai
49 41,567 Lord Marksman and Vanadis 14 Kadokawa 2016/03
Writer: Tsukasa Kawaguchi/ Illustration: Hinata Katagiri/ Original Character Design: Yoshi☆wo
50 41,302 Bungō Stray Dogs Side Story Yukito Ayatsuji Vs. Natsuhiko Kyōgoku Kadokawa 2016/01
Writer: Kafka Asagiri/ Cover & Frontispiece Illustrations: Harukawa35

Source: Oricon


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