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Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2016 (First Half)

by Snow
May 29, 2016 4:21 PM | 124 Comments
Here are the Manga and Light Novel sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2016 (November 23, 2015 - May 22, 2016).

Manga Sales by Series
*1. 6,470,105 One Piece
*2. 4,391,966 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
*3. 4,370,941 Shingeki no Kyojin
*4. 4,016,578 Haikyuu!!
*5. 3,561,489 Kingdom
*6. 2,712,499 Nanatsu no Taizai
*7. 2,553,331 One Punch-Man
*8. 2,332,110 Boku dake ga Inai Machi
*9. 2,179,345 Tokyo Ghoul:re
10. 2,135,591 Boku no Hero Academia

11. 1,906,964 Terra Formars
12. 1,885,180 Chihayafuru
13. 1,756,603 Shokugeki no Souma
14. 1,612,080 Detective Conan
15. 1,604,284 Orange
16. 1,534,636 Fairy Tail
17. 1,468,890 Gintama
18. 1,414,896 Prison School
19. 1,340,330 Magi
20. 1,254,621 World Trigger

21. 1,193,851 Owari no Seraph
22. 1,129,676 Bleach
23. 1,110,691 Ajin
24. 1,110,116 Golden Kamuy
25. 1,098,890 Dagashi Kashi
26. 1,047,950 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
27. *,982,923 I Am a Hero
28. *,938,777 Major 2nd
29. *,934,730 Kou no Dori
30. *,920,185 Yotsuba to!


Manga Sales by Volumes
*1. 2,884,594 One Piece Vol.80
*2. 2,444,509 One Piece Vol.81
*3. 1,918,144 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
*4. 1,526,685 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19
*5. *,976,396 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.18
*6. *,975,371 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.17
*7. *,952,701 Haikyuu!! Vol.19
*8. *,923,202 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.5
*9. *,882,038 Haikyuu!! Vol.20
10. *,848,591 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.6

11. *,831,146 One Punch-Man Vol.10
12. *,829,380 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.19
13. *,781,247 Yotsuba to! Vol.13
14. *,738,579 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.25
15. *,735,261 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.18
16. *,719,345 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19
17. *,681,860 Kingdom Vol.41
18. *,677,309 Haikyuu!! Vol.21
19. *,651,628 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.4
20. *,645,765 Detective Conan Vol.88

Rank 21 - 100


Light Novel Sales by Series
*1. *,757,412 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*2. *,489,374 Sword Art Online
*3. *,371,880 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*4. *,321,535 Sword Art Online: Progressive
*5. *,308,471 Monogatari Series
*6. *,304,721 No Game No Life
*7. *,302,013 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
*8. *,297,459 Boukyaku Tantei Series
*9. *,280,586 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series
10. *,263,357 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

11. *,238,163 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
12. *,213,521 Overlord
13. *,210,762 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
14. *,178,019 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta?
15. *,165,442 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!!
16. *,157,460 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
17. *,155,250 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
18. *,138,679 Orange
19. *,132,196 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
20. *,128,460 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index

21. *,127,373 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari
22. *,123,649 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
23. *,120,955 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
24. *,119,692 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
25. *,105,145 Imouto sae Ireba Ii.
26. *,104,704 Bungou Stray Dogs
27. *,104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
28. *,101,012 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Gaiden
29. *,100,077 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Catastrophe
30. *,*96,084 Date A Live


Light Novel Sales by Volumes
*1. *,284,686 Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.4
*2. *,261,951 Sword Art Online Vol.17
*3. *,198,065 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.19
*4. *,168,737 No Game No Life Vol.8
*5. *,153,066 Monogatari Series: Off Season Vol.2 "Wazamonogatari"
*6. *,122,488 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
*7. *,106,698 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.2
*8. *,104,267 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei SS
*9. *,101,596 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.6
10. *,100,516 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.3

11. *,*99,714 Movie Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Sotsugyou-hen
12. *,*99,215 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Vol.5 "Koi-iro ni Sake"
13. *,*95,262 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.8
14. *,*91,545 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
15. *,*91,211 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.4
16. *,*84,582 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.5
17. *,*83,913 Okitegami Kyouko no Taishoku Negai
18. *,*81,961 Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Mikaela no Monogatari Vol.1
19. *,*78,955 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.6
20. *,*77,700 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.7

Rank 21 - 58


Light Novels Separated by Specific Ranking


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 124 Comments Recent Comments

Overlord still selling yay!!
I bought vol1 from yen press, waiting for arrival

Jun 5, 2016 8:14 PM by Helios373

The big question will be how much BnHA will continue to rise. Will it have an epic anime boost and then start sinking once the anime ends? Or will the anime boost have put it on that 800k-900k volume amount that WSJ series like Haikyuu and AC have?

And speaking of AC, Im assuming that despite the fact the series is now officially over, my understanding is it still has like 3 volumes to be released, so I think it'll stay at that #2 or #3 spot for the rest of the year, though I doubt it'll be within the top 20 for 2017.

Jun 4, 2016 1:20 PM by MysticLeviathan

LordPerucho said:
Its me or World Trigger is slowly getting more and more popular?
The anime ended on a very aggressive cliff hanger with no clear intentions of coming back, so I'm guessing most of what's left of anime watchers picked up the manga for more.

Jun 4, 2016 1:15 PM by Botato

geralt said:
Yeah the anime boost did wonders for it at the time, but as soon as that ended it's been declining rapidly. At this rate even Kingdom will outsell it in a per volume basis.

Yup. But on the brighter side (for it), it's not the only series to have fallen off a cliff.

chrisbj said:
Lol, I was looking forward to a deep analysis of the list from you....

Finals... are taking away all my time. I probably won't be able to comment on my most anticipated volume (HxH 33) until after two or three days *weeps*

Jun 2, 2016 2:32 AM by Agafin

Agafin said:
NNT used to sell about as much as the AC/TG/HQ trio less than a year ago.


Lol, I was looking forward to a deep analysis of the list from you....

Jun 1, 2016 12:57 PM by chrisbj

Agafin said:
NNT used to sell about as much as the AC/TG/HQ trio less than a year ago.
Yeah the anime boost did wonders for it at the time, but as soon as that ended it's been declining rapidly. At this rate even Kingdom will outsell it in a per volume basis.

Jun 1, 2016 5:15 AM by geralt

NNT used to sell about as much as the AC/TG/HQ trio less than a year ago.

Jun 1, 2016 4:50 AM by Agafin

Sooooo happy for Kono suba!

May 31, 2016 8:45 PM by Machination

chrisbj said:

The threshold is lower than last year

The full year cutoff line in 2011 was 1.4 million, now the cutoff might be 2 million+ this year.

May 31, 2016 7:44 PM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:
Virtualtr3 said:


I don't think Yotsuba would work on TV, but maybe I am wrong.


Author doesn't like how they did Azumanga Daioh so he isn't letting Yotsuba get an anime, maybe he'll change his mind someday.

chrisbj said:

I just noticed Nisekoi and Yowapeda didn't make the list, Toriko welcomes you to the club....

Toriko still has a chance :'(

The cutoff line just keeps growing each year, so it's not a fair assessment.
Any series with less than 2 million sales probably won't even make the top 30 this year.

The threshold is lower than last year

May 31, 2016 4:37 PM by chrisbj

tsudecimo said:
Virtualtr3 said:


I don't think Yotsuba would work on TV, but maybe I am wrong.

The author thinks the same

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-04/yotsuba&creator-kiyohiko-azuma-addresses-anime-rumors


Haha, yea I think that's where I got the idea from and I simply agree with him.

May 31, 2016 1:43 PM by Tippitak

I expected more of One Piece.
I'm happy for Snk since life has became more fair and made it bypass Nanatsu no Taizai.
And the most unexpected thing: If Fairy Tail buying that much?

And for the LN: I'm always sad to not to see Rokka no Yuusha I know that the author took a long break since the last volume but it's the most underrated story ever.

May 31, 2016 1:18 PM by xEzioAuditore

@Snow:
spotted an error:
56. *,*30,131 Jinrui Saikyou no Hatsukoi

in the light novel rankings should be Jinrui Saikyou no Junai.

edit:
*9. *,101,596 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.4

Should be vol 6

May 31, 2016 7:39 AM by kuuderes_shadow

BNHA is gonna become the next big thing, especially with the events that are happening in the manga...

May 31, 2016 6:48 AM by LordPerucho

Boku no hero academia reaches 5.2 Million Copies Printed

May 31, 2016 3:53 AM by harkan

My Hero Academia has been doing well this year. I'm really anxious to see how volume 9 will sell.

May 30, 2016 5:59 PM by Nakurawari

LordPerucho said:
tsudecimo said:

http://books.shueisha.co.jp/CGI/search/syousai_put.cgi?isbn_cd=978-4-08-880577-1

2015年12月4日

December 4, 2015


Ok, I was wrong, my bad it was December and not November. .

Its me or World Trigger is slowly getting more and more popular?


I'm surprise you still haven't got the point yet. Snk volume 18 was release in December just like opm' as you can see it's counted in the first half 2016 manga sales. All the sales from mid November to Mid may are included in the first half sales.

May 30, 2016 4:45 PM by keragamming

tsudecimo said:
LordPerucho said:
OPM Volume 10 was released in November 2015...

http://books.shueisha.co.jp/CGI/search/syousai_put.cgi?isbn_cd=978-4-08-880577-1

2015年12月4日

December 4, 2015


Ok, I was wrong, my bad it was December and not November. .

Its me or World Trigger is slowly getting more and more popular?

May 30, 2016 4:02 PM by LordPerucho

Virtualtr3 said:
Kuma said:

one day, wake me up when youtsubato got adaptation...


I don't think Yotsuba would work on TV, but maybe I am wrong.

The author thinks the same

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-04/yotsuba&creator-kiyohiko-azuma-addresses-anime-rumors

May 30, 2016 3:27 PM by tsudecimo

Virtualtr3 said:
Kuma said:

one day, wake me up when youtsubato got adaptation...


I don't think Yotsuba would work on TV, but maybe I am wrong.


Author doesn't like how they did Azumanga Daioh so he isn't letting Yotsuba get an anime, maybe he'll change his mind someday.

chrisbj said:

I just noticed Nisekoi and Yowapeda didn't make the list, Toriko welcomes you to the club....

Toriko still has a chance :'(

The cutoff line just keeps growing each year, so it's not a fair assessment.
Any series with less than 2 million sales probably won't even make the top 30 this year.

May 30, 2016 3:23 PM by ichii_1

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