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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2016

posted on 2016-11-30 21:35 EST
Shinkai's your name. sells 1.4 million + 283,000, followed by Konosuba, Sword Art Online, Re:Zero, Overlord

This list covers sales surveyed from November 23, 2015 to November 20, 2016.

Rank Estimated Sales
in Period
Title Publisher
Author
1 1,417,661 Novel your name. Kadokawa
Makoto Shinkai
2 1,174,562 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Kadokawa
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
3 1,020,673 Sword Art Online ASCII Media Works
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
4 1,007,381 Re:Zero Kadokawa
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsukai
5 711,154 Overlord Enterbrain
Kugane Maruyama
6 602,256 The Irregular at Magic High School ASCII Media Works
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
7 562,187 No Game, No Life Media Factory
Writer/Illustration: Yuu Kamiya
8 450,791 Monogatari Series Kodansha
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
9 449,192 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? SB Creative
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
10 435,482 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Kadokawa
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
11 422,569 Bōkyaku Tantei Series (Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku) Kodansha
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
12 380,144 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Overlap
Writer: Ō Jūmonji/ Illustration: Eiri Shirai
13 361,088 Sword Art Online: Progressive ASCII Media Works
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
14 294,478 Regarding Reincarnated to Slime MicroMagazine
Writer: Fuse/ Illustration: Mitz Vah
15 292,746 Bungo Stray Dogs Dazai Osamu no Nyūsha Shiken Kadokawa
Writer: Kafka Asagiri/ Illustration: Sango Harukawa
16 287,728 Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle SB Creative
Writer: Senri Akatsuki/ Illustration: Ayumu Kasuga
17 282,826 your name. Another Side:Earthbound Kadokawa
Writer: Arata Kanō/ Illustration: Masayoshi Tanaka/ Original Story: Makoto Shinkai
18 282,077 And you thought there is never a girl online? ASCII Media Works
Writer: Shibai Kineko/ Illustration: Hisasi
19 281,195 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) ASCII Media Works
Kazuma Kamachi / Illustration: Kiyotaka Haimura
20 256,782 Haikyu!! Novel Edition!! Shueisha
Writer: Kiyoko Hoshi/ Original Story: Haruichi Furudate
21 236,127 Kagerou Daze Enterbrain
JIN (Shizen no Teki-P) / Illustration: Shizu
22 225,229 Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Spinoff Kadokawa
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
23 195,199 Assassination Classroom Novelization Shueisha
Writer: Masatoshi Kusakabe, Others/ Original Story: Yusei Matsui
24 185,710 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Shogakukan
Wataru Watari
Illustration: Ponkan8
25 181,314 Ensemble Stars! Novelization Kadokawa
Writer: Akira/ Original Creator/Illustration: Happy Elements
26 180,275 Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. Shogakukan
Writer: Yomi Hirasaka/ Illustration: Kantoku
27 174,175 Orange Novelization Futabasha
Writer: Yui Tokiumi/ Original Story: Ichigo Takano
28 168,542 The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water Media Factory
Writer: Yuu Miyazaki/ Illustration: okiura
29 163,829 Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor Kadokawa
Writer: Tarō Hitsuji/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
30 162,562 Date A Live Fujimi Shobo
Writer: Koushi Tachibana/ Illustration: Tsunako

Source: Oricon


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