Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2021 (First Half)
posted on by Egan Loo
The Jujutsu Kaisen: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki book also ranked #12 on the general book sales ranking chart, and Jujutsu Kaisen: Yoake no Ibara Michi was #14. They were #3 and #4, respectively, on the literary novel chart. Oshiri Tantei: Oshiri Tantei no Koi!? (Butt Detective: Butt Detective's Love!?) was #20 on the general book sales ranking chart with 170,547 copies.
Sword Art Online 25 Unital Ring IV was also #7 on the bunko-format sales ranking chart, and Sword Art Online Progessive 007 was #25 with 92,751. The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya was #12, The Apothecary Diaries 10 was #18 with 110,245 copies, and Classroom of the Elite's fourth 2-Nensei-Hen (Second-Year Student Arc) volume was #19 with 109,267 copies.
This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 23, 2020 to May 23, 2021.
|1||Jujutsu Kaisen: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki||Gege Akutami, Baraddo Kitaguni||235,170|
|2||Jujutsu Kaisen: Yoake no Ibara Michi||Gege Akutami, Baraddo Kitaguni||206,059|
|3||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kaze no Michishirube||Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima||190,945|
|4||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Shiawase no Hana||Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima||166,085|
|5||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kataha no Chō||Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima||162,810|
|6||Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Novelization Mirai Bunko Edition||Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Writer: Shuka Matsuda/Script: ufotable||146,841|
|7||Sword Art Online 25 Unital Ring IV||Writer: Reki Kawahara/Illustration: abec||138,775|
|8||The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya||Writer: Nagaru Tanigawa/Illustration: Noizi Ito||132,813|
|9||That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 18||Writer: Fuse/Illustration: Mitz Vah||126,789|
|10||Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Novelization||Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima/Script: ufotable||123,984|
Update: Baraddo Kitaguni's name spelling corrected. Thanks, shosakukan.
follow-up of Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2021 (First Half)
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