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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2019

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Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You novel also topped Oricon's overall bunko (smaller A6-sized books) ranking chart with 511,159 copies. It is the second time Shinkai has topped that chart, after his your name. novel accomplished the feat three years ago. In addition, the illustrated children's book version of the film ranked #1 in the children's book category for two weeks this past summer.

This list covers sales surveyed from November 19, 2018 to November 17, 2019.

Title Author Estimated Sales Rank
Novel Weathering With You Makoto Shinkai 511,159 1
Sword Art Online 21 Unital Ring Ⅰ Writer: Reki Kawahara/Illustration: abec 253,739 2
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Shiawase no Hana Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima 210,966 3
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kataha no Chō Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima 196,674 4
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 13 Writer: Wataru Watari/Illustration: Ponkan8 171,203 5
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 14 Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda 157,440 6
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire Writer: Shima Mizuki/Original Story: Gosho Aoyama/Script: Kobun Shizuno 147,259 7
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 15 Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda 143,769 8
Sword Art Online 22 Writer: Reki Kawahara/Illustration: abec 140,405 9
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 14 Writer: Fuse/Illustration: Mitz Vah 135,239 10

Source: Oricon


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