Top 50 Best-Selling Digital Manga and Light Novels on BOOK☆WALKER in 2020 – Boys' Love Manga Tops Global Store Ranking 2 Years in a Row

December 3, 2020 – BOOK☆WALKER announced their annual rankings for all three stores. The global store download ranking's first place is occupied by manga series You Are My Princess, making this the second year in a row a BL series tops the ranking. The popularity of this series rose when an audiobook produced by Anime Youtuber, CDawgVA, was released in April. Following the BL series in second and third place was Ascendance of a Bookworm and My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! light novels. Both light novel series had hit TV Anime series airing in 2020. Furthermore, manga series Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher?!, one of BOOK☆WALKER's exclusive series, placed ninth despite the strong competition.

Ranking reflects downloads from November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020 Japan Time on the Global Store.

  1. You Are My Princess (Manga)
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm (Light Novel)
  3. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Light Novel)
  4. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Light Novel)
  5. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Light Novel)
  6. Interspecies Reviewers (Manga)
  7. Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Manga)
  8. So I'm a Spider, So What? (Light Novel)
  9. Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher?! (Manga)
  10. Her Majesty's Swarm (Light Novel)

To see the full list of rankings by category, visit the ranking page here:

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