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Shosen Book Tower Store Reveals Top 10 Best-Selling Light Novels of 2016

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Konosuba, Grimgar, Sword Art Online top store's list from December 2015-November 2016

The Shosen Book Tower, a book store in Akihabara, has announced its list of best-selling light novels in 2016. The list ranks the store's best-selling light novels from December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016.

  1. Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
    Author: Natsume Akatsuki
    Illustrations: Kurone Mishima
  2. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
    Author: Ao Jūmonji
    Illustrations: Eiri Shirai
  3. Sword Art Online
    Author: Reki Kawahara
    Illustrations: abec
  4. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
    Author: Tappei Nagatsuki
    Illustrations: Shinichirou Otsuka
  5. Overlord
    Author: Kugane Maruyama
    Illustrations: so-bin
  6. The Irregular at Magic High School
    Author: Tsutomu Satou
    Illustrations: Kana Ishida
  7. GATE
    Author: Takumi Yanai
    Illustrations: Daisuke Izuka and Kurojishi
  8. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
    Author: Fujino Ōmori
    Illustrations: Suzuhito Yasuda

  9. Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~
    Author: Miya Kazuki
    Illustrations: Yō Shiina
  10. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
    Author: Fuse
    Illustrations: Mitz Vah

On the list, only Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~ and Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken have no anime adaptations. All novels except Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash began as online web novels.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun via Otakomu

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