top 10 light novels in japan for the week of April 15-21 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of April 15-21 2019

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Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of April 15-21, 2019.
Sales are as reported on the Oricon website. There are 3 different lists that are compiled into this Top 10.

10. 6,215 Copies Sold 86 –Eighty Six
86 -エイティシックス- Ep.6 明けねばこそ夜は永く
86 —Eighty Six
http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/05/29/86-eighty-six/
Published in English by Yen On

9. 6,353 Copies Sold Jaku Chara Tomozaki-kun Lv.7
弱キャラ友崎くん Lv.7 イラスト集付き特装版
Bottom Tier Tomozaki Lv.7 Special Edition
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/06/08/bottom-tier-character-tomozaki/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 1 releases July 23, 2019

8. 7,605 Copies Sold Nanchatte Cinderella Ōkoku sōran-hen o togibanashi no tsudzuki, hajimemashita
なんちゃってシンデレラ 王国騒乱編 お伽話のつづき、はじめました。 3
Fake Cinderella Continuing the Kingdom Mayhem Fables

7. 7,846 Copies Sold Jaku Chara Tomozaki-kun Lv.7
弱キャラ友崎くん Lv.7
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/06/08/bottom-tier-character-tomozaki/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 1 releases July 23, 2019

6. 8,068 Copies Sold Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan Volume 16
落第騎士の英雄譚 16
Chivalry of a Failed Knight
http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/06/08/chivalry-of-a-failed-knight/
No English License for the light novels

5. 10,408 Copies Sold
Fate/strange Fake 5
http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/06/08/fate-strange-fake/
No English License
Ryohgo Narita Same author as Durarara & Baccano

4. 15,143 Copies Sold Imouto sae Ireba ii volume 12
妹さえいればいい。 12
A Sister’s All You Need
http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/06/08/a-sisters-all-you-need/
Licensed for English release by Yen On

3. 16,402 Copies Sold Meitantei Konan: Konjō no Fisuto
名探偵コナン 紺青の拳
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Adaptation of the 23rd Detective Conan film

2. 22,889 Copies Sold Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Volume 28
魔法科高校の劣等生 28 追跡編 上
The Irregular at Magic High School
http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/05/29/the-irregular-at-magic-high-school/
Published in English by Yen On

1. 31,720 Copies Sold Amarimonogatari
余物語
Licensed for English release by Vertical

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of April 8-14 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of April 8-14, 2019

Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of April 8-14, 2019.
Sales are as reported on the Oricon website. There are 3 different lists that are compiled into this Top 10.

  1. 6,134 Copies Sold Bungo Stray Dogs BEAST
    文豪ストレイドッグス BEAST
  2. 6,308 Copies Sold Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan Volume 16
    落第騎士の英雄譚 16
    Chivalry of a Failed Knight
    No English License for the light novels
  3. 6,954 Copies Sold Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Volume 5
    異世界のんびり農家 05
    Farming Life in Another World
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-nonbiri-nouka/
    No English License for the light novels
  4. 9,100 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
    http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/05/30/that-time-i-got-reincarnated-as-a-slime/
    Licensed for English release by Yen On
  5. 10,615 Copies Sold Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? Volume 19
    ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.19
    And you thought there is never a girl online?
    No English License for the light novels
  6. 11,262 Copies Sold Itai no wa Iya nanode Bōgyo-Ryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Volume 6
    痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います。 6
    I hate being in pain, so I think I’ll make a full defense build.
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/itai-no-wa-iya-nanode-bogyo-ryoku-ni-kyokufuri-shitai-to-omoimasu/
    No English license for the light novels. An anime adaptation is in production
  7. 15,744 Copies Sold Meitantei Konan: Konjō no Fisuto
    名探偵コナン 紺青の拳
    Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
    Adaptation of the 23rd Detective Conan film
  8. 17,171 Copies Sold 86 -Eighty Six-
    86 -エイティシックス- Ep.6 明けねばこそ夜は永く
    86 —Eighty Six—
    http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/05/29/86-eighty-six/
    Published in English by Yen On
  9. 25,733 Copies Sold
    Fate/strange Fake 5
    No English License
    Ryohgo Narita Same author as Durarara & Baccano
  10. 66,359 Copies Sold Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Volume 28
    魔法科高校の劣等生 28 追跡編 上
    The Irregular at Magic High School
    http://www.lightnovels.site/2019/05/29/the-irregular-at-magic-high-school/
    Published in English by Yen On
top 10 light novels in japan for the week of april 1-7 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of April 1-7, 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of April 1-7, 2019.
Sales are as reported on the Oricon website. There are 3 different lists that are compiled into this Top 10.

10) 5,900 Copies Sold Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai
ぼくたちは勉強ができない 非日常の例題集
We Never Learn
No license for the light novel.
The Manga is licensed for English release by Viz.
An anime is currently airing.

9) 6,242 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

8) 6,247 Copies Sold Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Volume 11
心霊探偵八雲 11 魂の代償
Psychic Detective Yakumo

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo


No English License for the light novel series

7) 6,283 Copies Sold Sentouin, Hakenshimasu! Volume 3
戦闘員、派遣します! 3
Combatants Will Be Dispatched!

Combatants Will Be Dispatched!


Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 1 will release August 20, 2019

6) 7,263 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.
An anime is in production

5) 11,322 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 Starting Life in Another World


Licensed for English release by Yen On

4) 12,966 Copies Sold Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Volume 5
異世界のんびり農家 05
Farming Life in Another World

Farming Life in Another World


No English License for the light novels

3) 13,527 Copies Sold Isekai Shokudou Volume 5
異世界食堂 5
Restaurant to Another World

Restaurant to Another World


Licensed for English release by Seven Seas

2) 16,957 Copies Sold Bungo Stray Dogs BEAST
文豪ストレイドッグス BEAST

1) 23,625 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

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime


Licensed for English release by Yen On

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 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.