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Japan's Yearly Light Novels Rankings for 2011

by dtshyk
Nov 30, 2011 5:18 PM | 19 Comments
Here are the yearly light novels sales rankings for fiscal 2011. (Nov 22nd 2010 - Nov 20th 2011)

Volume by volume
*1, 1,178,421 Moshidora
*2, *,435,124 Suzumiya Haruhi Series vol.10 Limited Edition
*3, *,433,505 Toshokan Sensou vol.1 Small Size Edition
*4, *,305,470 Toshokan Sensou vol.2 Small Size Edition
*5, *,272,524 One Piece Strong Words vol.1
*6, *,258,717 Toshokan Sensou vol.3 Small Size Edition
*7, *,253,748 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.9
*8, *,251,287 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament vol.2
*9, *,242,360 Toshokan Sensou vol.4 Small Size Edition
10, *,238,712 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.5
11, *,234,510 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament vol.1
12, *,233,595 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.8
13, *,220,795 Kabukimonogatari
14, *,214,888 Toshokan Sensou vol.5 Small Size Edition
15, *,208,502 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.9
16, *,207,104 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.6
17, *,201,658 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.9.5

Author by author
*1, 2,927,464 Arikawa Hiro ("Toshokan Sensou")
*2, 1,761,854 Kamachi, Kazuma ("Toaru Majutsu no Index")
*3, 1,445,847 Hirasaka Yomi ("Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai")
*4, 1,257,921 Nisio Isin ("Bakemonogatari")
*5, 1,186,062 Iwasaki Natsumi ("Moshidora")
*6, 1,183,108 Yumizuru, Izuru ("IS: Infinite Stratos")
*7, 1,065,497 Sakuraba Kazuki ("Gosick")
*8, *,960,192 Fushimi Tsukasa ("Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai")
*9, *,957,980 Inoue Kenji ("Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu")
10, *,867,557 Akamatsu Chuugaku ("Hidan no Aria")
11, *,738,925 Kawahara, Reki ("Accel World")
12, *,659,342 Tanigawa Nagaru ("Suzumiya Haruhi Series")
13, *,654,360 Narita, Ryohgo ("Durarara!!")
14, *,646,396 Asano Hajime ("Mayo Chiki!")
15, *,631,252 Iruma Hitoma ("Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko")
16, *,542,321 Oda Eiichiro ("One Piece")
17, *,519,701 Kaminaga Manabu ("Shinrei Tantei Yakumo")
18, *,495,403 Kimura Shinichi ("Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?")
19, *,452,800 Aoi Sekina ("Seitokai no Ichizon")

Source: Oricon Novel Rankings

19 Comments Recent Comments

*7, *,253,748 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.9
17, *,201,658 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.9.5

YEAH !! more "Baka" ^__^

Dec 4, 2011 7:31 AM by Misaola

Well that explains why Toshokan Sensou is getting a movie.

Dec 2, 2011 4:39 PM by adamantine

Haganai, Ore no Imouto, doing really well...

Dec 1, 2011 11:28 AM by RandyW88

Mr_Gutts said:
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yes

Dec 1, 2011 9:08 AM by Megatriod

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai in top 10 and 20. The anime version of Haganai got licensed as well by Funi/NicoNico.

Dec 1, 2011 5:54 AM by Hoppy

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha where?

Dec 1, 2011 12:33 AM by Exkalamity

Shih said:
Aww, Sword Art Online doesn't have a rank


It will once its anime comes out. Anime always gives it far more exposure so it would never be able to compete with all of these novels which already have an anime.

Dec 1, 2011 12:24 AM by RyanSaotome

Aww, Sword Art Online doesn't have a rank

Nov 30, 2011 8:41 PM by Shih

Durarara needs to be english licensed badly.

Nov 30, 2011 8:07 PM by VioLink

Woah. Moshidora's first? Considering the anime wasn't all too great I don't have high expectations for the light novel. But with such high sales..This makes me curious.

Nov 30, 2011 7:44 PM by Sanguis

dtshyk said:
Volume by volume
*2, *,435,124 Suzumiya Haruhi Series vol.10 Limited Edition
*5, *,272,524 One Piece Strong Words vol.1
*7, *,253,748 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.9
10, *,238,712 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.5
12, *,233,595 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.8
15, *,208,502 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.9
16, *,207,104 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai vol.6
17, *,201,658 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.9.5

Author by author
*3, 1,445,847 Hirasaka Yomi ("Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai")
*8, *,960,192 Fushimi Tsukasa ("Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai")
*9, *,957,980 Inoue Kenji ("Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu")
12, *,659,342 Tanigawa Nagaru ("Suzumiya Haruhi Series")
16, *,542,321 Oda Eiichiro ("One Piece")
19, *,452,800 Aoi Sekina ("Seitokai no Ichizon")


Congrats! Glad to see the good stuff up there. ^^

Nov 30, 2011 7:42 PM by Forest-kun

Yay Haganai, yay Narita. Hurry up and get licensed in English nao.

Moshidora owned~

Nov 30, 2011 7:32 PM by scrotey

I see lots of big names up there. This is like the bestsellers competing among each other to see who's the biggest, and we can see who won

Nov 30, 2011 7:30 PM by mikhailn

Haganaiiii

Nov 30, 2011 6:13 PM by Zexu

Mr_Gutts said:
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sucks.

Not enough Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon. Never is. Goddamn.

Nov 30, 2011 6:11 PM by Zeream

is moshidora really that good? I didn't even watch the end of the anime!

Nov 30, 2011 6:10 PM by Kurini

The Haruhi series is good so it deserves to be there.

Nov 30, 2011 6:04 PM by AlexSadist-sama

index

Nov 30, 2011 6:03 PM by Mr_Gutts

*2, *,435,124 Suzumiya Haruhi Series vol.10 Limited Edition

Good good, after a 4 year wait lets hope they start coming out a bit more often yes?

Nov 30, 2011 5:50 PM by game8910