top 10 light novels in japan for the week of march 25-31 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of March 25-31 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of March 25-31 2019
List is compiled from the Oricon website.

10. 7,879 Copies Sold Seirei Gensouki Volume 13
精霊幻想記 13. 対の紫水晶
Serei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles

Seirei Gensouki

9. 8,511 Copies Sold Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Volume 20
精霊使いの剣舞 20 共鳴の聖魔剣
Blade Dance of the Elementalers

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance


No English license for the light novels

8. 10,104 Copies Sold Date A Live Volume 20
デート·ア·ライブ 20 十香ワールド

Date A Live


No English License for the light novel series.

7. 10,408 Copies Sold Isekai Cheat Magician Volume 9
異世界チート魔術師 9
Fantasy World Cheat Magician

Isekai Cheat Magician


No English License for the light novel series.

6. 11,257 Copies Sold Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! Volume 16
八男って、それはないでしょう! 16
Eighth son, I don’t think so!

Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! (LN)


No English license for the light novel series. An anime is in production

5. 13,103 Copies Sold Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tanpenshuu Volume 4
Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 短編集 4
Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
Short Story volume. Not currently licensed.

4. 16,508 Copies Sold Isekai Shokudou Volume 5
異世界食堂 5
Restaurant to Another World

The Other World Dining Hall (WN)


Licensed for English release by Seven Seas

3. 18,025 Copies Sold Psychic Detective Yakumo Volume 10
心霊探偵八雲 10 魂の道標
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo


No English License for the light novel series

2. 30, 746 Copies Sold Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Volume 19
Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 19
Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World

Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (LN)


Licensed for English release by Yen On

1. 63, 237 Copies Sold Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Volume 14
転生したらスライムだった件 14
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (LN)


Licensed for English release by Yen On

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of march 18-24 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of March 18-24 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of March 18-24, 2019
List is compiled from the Oricon website.

10) 7,959 Copies Sold – Shōsetsu eiga doraemon Nobita no getsumen tansa-ki
aka 小説 映画ドラえもん のび太の月面探査記
aka Doraemon the Movie 2019: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

9) 8,276 Copies Sold – Date a Bullet Volume 5
デート·ア·バレット 5 デート·ア·ライブ フラグメント
Spin Off of Date a Live
No License for the this series or its parent series

8) 8,281 Copies Sold – To Aru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol. 18
とあるおっさんのVRMMO活動記 18
A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log

A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log


No License for the Light Novels

7) 8,936 Copies Sold – Goblin Slayer Vol. 10
ゴブリンスレイヤー 10

Goblin Slayer


Light Novel series is licensed for English release by Yen On

6) 9,239 Copies Sold – Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomoni Volume 16
異世界はスマートフォンとともに。 16
aka In Another World With My Smartphone

In a Different World with a Smartphone


Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club

5) 12,335 Copies Sold – Isekai Yururi Kikou ~Kosodate shinagara Boukensha shimasu~ Volume 6
異世界ゆるり紀行 子育てしながら冒険者します 6
Isekai Yururi Kikou ~Raising Children While Being an Adventurer~

Isekai Yururi Kikou ~Raising Children While Being an Adventurer~


No English License for the light novels

4) 12,892 Copies Sold – Kamitachi ni Hirowareta Otoko Volume 6
神達に拾われた男 6
The Man Picked up by the Gods

The Man Picked up by the Gods


No English License for the light novels

3) 13,809 Copies Sold – High School DxD DX Volume 6
ハイスクールD×D DX.5 スーパーヒーロートライアル

High School DxD DX


No English license for the light novels or their parent series. The manga of High School DxD is licensed by Yen Press

2) 15,694 Copies Sold – Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Volume 14
ロクでなし魔術講師と禁忌教典 14
Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor

Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor


No license for the light novels. The manga is licensed by Seven Seas

1) 25,855 Copies Sold – Date A Live Volume 20
デート·ア·ライブ 20 十香ワールド

Date A Live


No English License for the light novels

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of march 4-10 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of March 4-10 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of March 4-10, 2019
List is taken from the Oricon website.

10. 5,154 Copies Sold – Vol. 4
aka 新説 狼と香辛料 狼と羊皮紙 Ⅳ
aka Wolf and Parchment
Sequel series to Spice & Wolf. Both the prequel and sequel series are licensed by Yen On.

9. 5,212 Copies Sold – Maou Gakuin No Futekigousha Vol. 4
aka 魔王学院の不適合者 4 上 ~史上最強の魔王の始祖、転生して子孫たちの学校へ通う~

Maou Gakuin No Futekigousha


No English license for the light novels

8. 6,329 Copies Sold – Honzuki no Gekokujou ~ Shisho Ni Naru Tame Ni Shudan wo Erande iraremasen ~ Vol. 18
aka 本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~
aka Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm


Light Novels and manga are licensed by J-Novel Club. An anime has recently been announced.

7. 6,379 Copies Sold – Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto? Vol. 6
aka 最強の鑑定士って誰のこと?~満腹ごはんで異世界生活~
aka Who is the Strongest Appraiser
No English license for the light novels

6. 8,127 Copies Sold – Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Vol. 2
aka 陰の実力者になりたくて!
aka To Be a Power in the Shadows!

To Be a Power in the Shadows!


No English license for the light novels

5. 8,462 Copies Sold – Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.8
薬屋のひとりごと 8
aka The Pharmacist’s Monologue

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto


No English License for the light novels

4. 8,770 Copies Sold – Shōsetsu eiga doraemon Nobita no getsumen tansa-ki
aka 小説 映画ドラえもん のび太の月面探査記
aka Doraemon the Movie 2019: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

3. 10,927 Copies Sold – Zoku, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol. 2
続·この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を! 2 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ わがままバスターズ
aka Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions! Vol. 2

Zoku, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!


Main series is licensed for English release by Yen On.

2. 14,227 Copies Sold – Vol. 22
aka 新約 とある魔術の禁書目録 22
aka A Certain Magical Index New Testament

Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament


No English license for the spin-off series. The main series is licensed by Yen On

1. 21,715 Copies Sold – Vol. 16
aka デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲 16
aka Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (LN)


Light Novel series licensed for English release by Yen On

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of february 25-march 3 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 25-March 3 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 25 to March 3, 2019
Only four titles remain from the last countdown, with a new number 1 & 2

10. 4,406 Copies Sold – Himajin, Maou no Sugata de Isekai e Tokidoki Cheat na burari Tabi Vol.8
aka 暇人、魔王の姿で異世界へ 時々チートなぶらり旅 8
aka Bored, Sacred and Now a Devil!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/himajin-maou-no-sugata-de-isekai-e-tokidoki-cheat-na-burari-tabi/
No English license for the light novels

9. 4,770 Copies Sold – Madan no Ou to Michelia Vol. 2
aka 魔弾の王と凍漣の雪姫 2
aka Lord Marksman and Michelia
http://madan.wikia.com/wiki/Madan_no_Ou_to_Michelia
No license for the light novels

8. 5,170 Copies Sold – Youjo Senki Vol.11
幼女戦記 11 Alea iacta est
aka The Saga of Tanya the Evil
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youjo-senki/
Licensed for English release by Yen On.

7. 5,274 Copies Sold -Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Volume 10
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
aka りゅうおうのおしごと! 10
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ryuuou-no-oshigoto/
The light novels are released in English by Boowalker.

6. 5,628 Copies Sold – Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.11
aka 居酒屋ぼったくり 11
aka Izakaya Rolling
No English License

5. 6,051 Copies Sold – Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Vol.21
盾の勇者の成り上がり 21
aka The Rising of the Shield Hero
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/tate-no-yuusha-no-nariagari-ln/
Licensed for English release by One Peace Books

4. 8,268 Copies Sold – Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.7
可愛ければ変態でも好きになってくれますか? 7
aka Would you love perverts if they’re cute?
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kawaikereba-hentai-demo-suki-ni-natte-kuremasu-ka/
No License for the light novels. An anime adaptation has been recently announced

3. 8,327 Copies Sold – Shōsetsu eiga doraemon Nobita no getsumen tansa-ki
aka 小説 映画ドラえもん のび太の月面探査記
aka Doraemon the Movie 2019: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

2. 16,667 Copies Sold – Zoku, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol. 2
続·この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を! 2 この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ わがままバスターズ
aka Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions! Vol. 2
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/zoku-kono-subarashii-sekai-ni-bakuen-wo/
Parent series licensed by Yen On. No license for this spin-off series.

1. 22,041 Copies Sold – Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Vol.8
薬屋のひとりごと 8
aka The Pharmacist’s Monologue
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kusuriya-no-hitorigoto/
No English License for the light novels

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of february 18-24 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 18-24 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 18 to 24, 2019
Only 3 titles remain on the list from last week, so there are a bunch of different light novel series to talk about!

10. 5,010 Copies Sold – Maou Toubatsu Shita Ato, Medachitakunai node Guild Master ni Natta Vol. 6
aka 魔王討伐したあと、目立ちたくないのでギルドマスターになった 6
aka He Didn’t Want to Be the Center of Attention, Hence, after Defeating the Demon Lord, He Became Guild Master
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/he-didnt-want-to-be-the-center-of-attention-hence-after-defeating-the-demon-lord-he-became-guild-master/
No English license for the light novels

9. 5,308 Copies Sold – Jōshi to kon’yaku rabu 6 dankei dai kazoku monogatari Vol.13
上司と婚約Love6 男系大家族物語 13
aka In Love with my Boss – the Tale of a Male-Run Large Family
No English license for the light novels

8. 5,707 Copies Sold – Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori Vol. 4
aka 魔法使いで引きこもり? 4 ~モフモフと立ち向かう魔獣の氾濫~
aka Shut-In Magician
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/shut-in-magician/
No English License for the light novels

7. 6,064 Copies Sold – Shōsetsu eigadoraemon Nobita no getsumen tansa-ki
aka 小説 映画ドラえもん のび太の月面探査記
aka Doraemon the Movie 2019: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

6. 6,260 Copies Sold – Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Vol. 9
aka 現実主義勇者の王国再建記 Ⅸ
aka How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/genjitsushugi-yuusha-no-oukoku-saikenki/
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club

5. 7,420 Copies Sold – Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.2
aka 魔法科高校の劣等生 司波達也暗殺計画 2
aka The Irregular at Magic High School Plan to Assassinate Tatsuya Shiba
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Parent Series is licensed for English release by Yen On.

4. 8,193 Copies Sold – Madan no Ou to Michelia Vol. 2
aka 魔弾の王と凍漣の雪姫 2
aka Lord Marksman and Michelia
http://madan.wikia.com/wiki/Madan_no_Ou_to_Michelia
No license for the light novels

3. 9,142 Copies Sold – Gamers! DLC Vol.2
ゲーマーズ! DLC 2
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/gamers/
Spin-Off of the series Gamers! No English license for the parent series or spin-off

2. 9,634 Copies Sold – Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Volume 10
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
aka りゅうおうのおしごと! 10
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ryuuou-no-oshigoto/
The light novels are released in English by Boowalker.

1. 14,786 Copies Sold – Youjo Senki v.11
幼女戦記 11 Alea iacta est
aka The Saga of Tanya the Evil
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youjo-senki/
Licensed for English release by Yen On.

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of february 11-17 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 11-17 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 11-17, 2019.
For the list this week, I combined the sales of a regular and special edition volume, which made it #1 on the list for the week. I think that’s a better representation of the sales, and it’s more fun to talk about 10 light novel series instead of only 9 😉

10. 3,529 Copies Sold Tensei Youjo wa Akiramenai
転生幼女はあきらめない
aka Reborn Little Girl Won’t Give Up
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/reborn-little-girl-wont-give-up/
No license for the light novels

9. 3,895 Copies Sold – Yakusoku no Neverland: Mama-tachi no Tsuisoukyoku
約束のネバーランド ~ママたちの追想曲~
aka The Promised Neverland – Mama’s Reflection Song
No license for the light novels. This is the 2nd light novel volume based on the manga
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz.

8. 5,311 Copies Sold – Shōsetsu eigadoraemon Nobita no getsumen tansa-ki
aka 小説 映画ドラえもん のび太の月面探査記
aka Doraemon the Movie 2019: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

7. 5,555 Copies Sold Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut volume 17
最弱無敗の神装機竜≪バハムート≫ 17
aka Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/saijaku-muhai-no-bahamut/
No license for the light novels.

6. 5,756 Copies Sold – Hataraku maō-sama no meshi!
aka はたらく魔王さまのメシ!
aka The Devil is a Part Timer Meshi
The main series is license for English release by Yen On

5. 5,998 Copies Sold Classroom of the Elite Volume 10
aka ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ 10
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youkoso-jitsuryoku-shijou-shugi-no-kyoushitsu-e/
Licensed for English release by Seven Seas. Volume 1 is available digitally & comes out in print May 7.

4. 9,151 Copies Sold – Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari Volume 9
aka 紅霞後宮物語 第九幕
aka The Red Sea Shrine Story Volume 9
No License for the series

3. 9,806 Copies Sold – Mazemonogatari (Mix Story)
aka 混物語

2. (1.) 25,185 Copies Sold – Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.2
aka 魔法科高校の劣等生 司波達也暗殺計画 2
aka The Irregular at Magic High School Plan to Assassinate Tatsuya Shiba
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Parent Series is licensed for English release by Yen On.

1. 2.) 22,052 + 6,475 = 28,527 Copies Sold (includes sales for both normal and special edition) Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Volume 10
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
aka りゅうおうのおしごと! 10
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ryuuou-no-oshigoto/
The light novels are released in English by Boowalker.

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of february 4-10 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 4-10 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels for February 4 to 10 2019
List is compiled from Oricon rankings for Light Novels and Literature.

10. 3,413 Copies Sold – Gokufuri kyohi shite tesaguri sutāto! Toku-ka shinai hīrā, nakama to wakarete tabi ni deru Vol.1
aka 極振り拒否して手探りスタート! 特化しないヒーラー、仲間と別れて旅に出る 1
aka I Refuse to Min-Max and Start Fumbling About! I Will Head Out As a Healer that Does Not Specialize [Their Stats] Separately from My Friends

9. 3,464 Copies Sold – Sekai saikō no asashin, isekai kizoku ni tensei suru Vol. 1
aka 世界最高の暗殺者、異世界貴族に転生する
aka The World’s Best Assassin: To Reincarnate in a Different World Arristocrat
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-best-assassin-incarnated-into-a-different-worlds-aristocrat/
No English License for the light novels
Same author as The Redo of a Healing Magician

8. 3,822 Copies Sold – Shōsetsu eigadoraemon Nobita no getsumen tansa-ki
aka 小説 映画ドラえもん のび太の月面探査記
aka Doraemon the Movie 2019: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration

7. 3,920 Copies Sold – Yakusoku no Neverland: Mama-tachi no Tsuisoukyoku
約束のネバーランド ~ママたちの追想曲~
aka The Promised Neverland – Mama’s Reflection Song
No license for the light novels. This is the 2nd light novel volume based on the manga
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz.
An anime adaptation is currently airing.

6. 4,277 Copies Sold – Hataraku maō-sama no meshi!
はたらく魔王さまのメシ!
aka The Devil is a Part Timer Meshi
The main series is license for English release by Yen On

5. 4,799 Copies Sold – Sekai Saikyou No Kouei Meikyuukoku No Shinjin Tansakusha Vol. 4
世界最強の後衛~迷宮国の新人探索者 4
aka World Strongest Rearguard – Labyrinth Country and Dungeon Seekers
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/world-strongest-rearguard-labyrinth-country-and-dungeon-seekers/
No English license for the light novels

4. 9,586 Copies Sold – Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol. 10
aka ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ 10
aka Classroom of the Elite
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youkoso-jitsuryoku-shijou-shugi-no-kyoushitsu-e/
Licensed for English release by Seven Seas. Volume 1 is available digitally & comes out in print May 7.

3. 10,410 Copies Sold – Kimetsu no Yaiba
aka 鬼滅の刃 しあわせの花
aka Demon Slayer Happy Blosom
Light Novel based on Manga series

2. 19,195 Copies Sold – Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.2
aka 魔法科高校の劣等生 司波達也暗殺計画 2
aka The Irregular at Magic High School Plan to Assassinate Tatsuya Shiba
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Parent Series is licensed for English release by Yen On. They will release volume 11 March 2019.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press

1. 28,249 Copies Sold – Mazemonogatari (Mix Story)
aka 混物語