Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2021 (First Half)
posted on by Egan Loo
Demon Slayer sells 651,358 + 270,825, Jujutsu Kaisen sells 235,170 + 206,059
The top three Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba novels — Kaze no Michishirube (pictured right), Shiawase no Hana, and Kataha no Chō — ranked #15, #21, and #22 on the general book sales ranking chart, and #5, #7, and #8 on the literary novel chart.
This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 23, 2020 to May 23, 2021.
|1||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Novelization||Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima||651,358|
|2||That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime||Writer: Fuse/Illustration: Mitz Vah||357,852|
|3||The Apothecary Diaries||Writer: Hyūnganatsu /Illustration: Kashiwa Miyako||350,043|
|4||Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-||Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/Illustration: Shinichirou Otsuka||301,196|
|5||Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Novelization||Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima/Script: ufotable||270,825|
|6||Jujutsu Kaisen: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki||Gege Akutami, Baraddo Kitaguni||235,170|
|7||Haikyu!! Novelization!!||Original Story: Haruichi Furudate/Writer: Kiyoko Hoshi||225,002|
|8||Jujutsu Kaisen: Yoake no Ibara Michi||Gege Akutami, Baraddo Kitaguni||206,059|
|9||Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose (Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come)||Writer: Shūichi Nimaru/Illustration: Ui Shigure||185,751|
|10||Sword Art Online||Writer: Reki Kawahara/Illustration: abec||177,732|
Update: Baraddo Kitaguni's name spelling corrected. Thanks, shosakukan.
follow-up of Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2020
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