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[COMPLETE] Bestselling light novels in calendar year 2018 (Japan, Oricon)

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Apr 16, 2018 12:36 PM

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Year Bestsellers for 2018:

This is the list of the all volumes with total sales of 20k+ from the weekly rankings in calendar year 2018 (data commences 1st January 2018). Data from the montly, half yearly and yearly rankings are not included. Sales that cannot be confirmed as taking place during this year are not included in the data.

The data consists of the data for bunko, books, literature, light novels and (where usable) light novel series.

Volumes with titles in italics were released in a previous year.

1 223,642 Overlord 13
2 183,520 Sword Art Online 21
3 182,403 Sword Art Online Progressive 5
4 179,222 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 8
5 163,682 Mirai no Mirai
6 152,254 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 24
7 149,623 Sword Art Online Progressive 6
8 145,227 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 25
9 141,424 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. 13
10 140,183 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 26
11 132,261 No Game No Life 10
12 119,570 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 13
13 118,411 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 27
14 112,043 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 14
15 109,631 Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkounin
16 105,340 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 14
17 96,569 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 15
18 82,268 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku 1
19 81,747 One Piece Novel A 1
20 80,229 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 9
21 78,347 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 8
22 75,862 Kamisama no Goyounin 8
23 73,499 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 13
24 73,421 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 7.5
25 71,167 Yoimonogatari
26 66,243 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 16
27 63,253 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 12
28 62,670 One Piece Novel A 2
29 58,449 Accel World 23
30 57,239 Kagerou Daze 8
31 57,188 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 17
32 56,823 Seishun Buta Yarou 1
33 55,419 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 8
34 55,091 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 7
35 54,117 Delphinia Senki Gaiden 3
36 49,299 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 7
37 49,010 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 20
38 48,635 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou 6
39 46,713 Date A Live 18
40 46,486 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 7
41 46,132 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 21
42 45,161 Ameku Takao no Jiken Karte 6
43 45,110 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 9
44 44,895 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 9
45 44,424 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: ANOTHER FILES Nageki no Ningyou
46 42,014 Natsume Yuujinchou Utsusemi ni Musubu
47 41,834 Date A Live 19
48 41,823 Boku no Hero Academia The Movie: Futari no Hero
49 40,932 Eromanga-sensei 10
50 40,588 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Sword Oratoria 10
51 37,604 Hidan no Aria 27
52 37,148 Slayers 16
53 37,033 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 11
54 36,918 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 8
55 36,364 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 14
56 35,337 Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 9
57 35,254 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 9
58 35,176 Hidan no Aria 28
59 35,031 Goblin Slayer 9
60 34,649 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 12
61 34,539 High School DxD 25
62 34,513 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 9
63 33,597 Goblin Slayer 8
64 33,085 Kishibe Rohan wa Sakebanai Tanpen Shousetsushuu
65 32,847 Knight’s & Magic 9
66 32,449 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 15
67 32,269 Hidan no Aria 29
68 32,214 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 13
69 30,840 86 -eighty six- 4
70 30,734 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 10
71 30,317 Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon
72 30,153 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super Brolly
73 29,394 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 18
74 29,137 Yakusoku no Neverland Norman kara no Tegami
75 28,890 Shin Highschool DxD 1
76 28,883 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! 3
77 28,738 Strike the Blood 19
78 28,161 Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 8
79 28,142 Bungou Stray Dogs Dead Apple
80 27,907 Gamers! 9
81 27,841 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Boku ga Name wo Yobu Hi
82 27,782 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 1
83 27,689 Goblin Slayer 7
84 27,542 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! 10
85 27,190 Hoshi no Kirby Star Allies – Friends Daibouken!-hen
86 27,166 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Memorial
87 27,005 Overlord 1
88 27,003 Saigo no Isha wa Ameagari no Sora ni Kimi wo Negau part 1
89 26,877 Boku no Hero Academia Yuuei Hakusho 3
90 26,738 Kishibe Rohan wa Tawamurenai: Tanpen Shousetsushuu
91 26,719 Hataraku Maou-sama! 18
92 26,161 Seishun Buta Yarou 2
93 26,057 Shin Highschool DxD 2
94 25,249 86 -eighty six- 5
95 25,050 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 13
96 25,048 Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 11
97 24,531 Gamers! 10
98 24,318 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 2
99 23,726 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar 12
100 23,581 Hidan no Aria 30
101 23,453 Strike the Blood Append 2
102 23,268 Hataraku Maou-sama! 19
103 22,939 Strike the Blood Append 1
104 22,935 Hoshi no Kirby Star Allies – Uchuu no Daipinchi-hen
105 22,660 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 3
106 22,612 Youjo Senki 10
107 22,226 Saigo no Isha wa Ameagari no Sora ni Kimi wo Negau part 2
108 22,088 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata FD 2
109 22,002 Eiga Novelisation: Honey
110 21,849 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! 4
111 21,809 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 5
112 21,371 Youjo Senki 9
113 21,254 Isekai Cheat Magician 8
114 21,087 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 15
115 21,072 Gamers! 11
116 20,829 IS: Infinite Stratos 12
117 20,756 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 1
118 20,527 Seishun Buta Yarou 3
119 20,295 Isekai Nonbiri Nouka 4
120 20,285 Seikai no Senki 6

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Modified by kuuderes_shadow, Apr 9, 2:35 AM
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Monthly light novel sales ranks (from Jan 2015)
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club).
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Thread created with data for w/c 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 28/01.
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Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club).
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Thread updated through to w/c 7th May. Also stickied this thread.

After w/c 23rd April Mahouka had 2 of the 3 top selling light novels of the year so far, but the following week Overlord put an end to that, and said volume duly took the top spot of the year a week later.
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SAO:Progressive has climbed to 5th spot this year so far.

Also fixed Overlord 13's volume number
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Thread updated for w/c 3rd/10th/17th/24th December.

Quite a lot of late activity in the year's top 10:
On w/c 3rd, Oregairu entered the top 10 volumes of the year
On w/c 10th, SAO 21 entered the top 10 volumes for the year (at rank 8), but Oregairu overtook No Game No Life 10 to preserve its 10th place
On w/c 17th, SAO climbed to 4th for the year
On w/c 24th, SAO climbed to 2nd, while OreGairu sandwiched itself in 9th between 2 Mahouka volumes.

Meanwhile in that final week, Seishun Buta Yarou became the first and indeed only volume to get a >50k anime rerank boost in 2018. It got there the previous week but didn't rank then.

The overall stats for the year are:
16 >100k
19 50-100k
37 30-50k
48 20-30k
138 10-20k
For a total of 258 titles with at least 10k reported sales from the weekly rankings

For comparison last year was:
16 >100k
23 50-100k
39 30-50k
45 20-30k
131 10-20k
(264 total)
Weekly light novel releases (from 20/10/2014)
Monthly light novel sales ranks (from Jan 2015)
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club).
*that there is data for

There is no such thing as shit taste. Only idiots who think everyone should have the same taste as they do.
 
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