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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2016

posted on 2016-11-30 22:10 EST by Egan Loo

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

Rank Estimated Sales
in Period
Title Publisher Release Date
Author
1 1,196,994 Novel your name. Kadokawa 2016/06
Makoto Shinkai
2 321,834 Sword Art Online 17 Kadokawa 2016/04
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
3 298,674 Sword Art Online Progressive 004 Kadokawa 2015/12
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
4 288,839 Sword Art Online 18 Kadokawa 2016/08
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
5 282,826 your name. Another Side: Earthbound Kadokawa 2016/08
Writer: Arata Kanō/ Original Story: Makoto Shinkai/Cover Illustration: Masayoshi Tanaka/ Illustration: Hiyori Asahikawa
6 220,667 your name. Kadokawa 2016/08
Writer: Makoto Shinkai/ Art: Chiiko
7 213,663 The irregular at magic high school 19 Kadokawa 2016/03
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
8 187,833 No Game, No Life 8 Kadokawa 2015/12
Writer/Illustration: Yuu Kamiya
9 177,519 Overlord 10 Kadokawa 2016/05
Kugane Maruyama
10 169,814 The irregular at magic high school 20 Kadokawa 2016/09
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
11 161,438 Wazamonogatari Kodansha 2016/01
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
12 156,725 Novel The Garden of Words Kadokawa 2016/02
Makoto Shinkai
13 155,634 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! Aa, Damegami-sama Kadokawa 2013/10
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
14 155,363 Re:Zero 1 Kadokawa 2014/01
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsukai
15 148,378 The irregular at magic high school SS Kadokawa 2016/05
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
16 145,803 No Game, No Life 9 Kadokawa 2016/08
Writer/Illustration: Yuu Kamiya
17 135,511 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 2 Kadokawa 2013/12
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
18 131,893 Novel 5 Centimeters Per Second Kadokawa 2016/02
Makoto Shinkai
19 131,173 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 10 SB Creative 2016/05
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
20 131,170 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 3 Kadokawa 2014/03
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
21 127,970 Re:Zero 2 Kadokawa 2014/02
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsukai
22 125,218 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Koi-Iro ni Sake Kadokawa 2016/04
Original Concept: HoneyWorks/ Writer: Tōko Fujitani, Mari Kōsaka/ Illustration: Yamako
23 122,772 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 8 Kadokawa 2016/01
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
24 122,677 Overlord 11 Kadokawa 2016/09
Writer: Kugane Maruyama/ Illustration: so-bin
25 120,767 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 4 Kadokawa 2014/05
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
26 119,434 Kagerou Daze Ⅶ Kadokawa 2016/08
JIN (Shizen no Teki-P) / Illustration: Shizu
27 115,277 Nademonogatari Kodansha 2016/07
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: VOfan
28 112,892 KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 5 Kadokawa 2014/09
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
29 112,786 Assassination Classroom: Graduation Shueisha 2016/03
Novel: Tatsuya Kanazawa/ Original Story: Yusei Matsui
30 110,574 Re:Zero 3 Kadokawa 2014/03
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsukai

Source: Oricon


This article has a follow-up: Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2017 (First Half) (2017-06-01 01:40)
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