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Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2017 (First Half)

by Snow
May 31, 4:32 PM | 64 Comments
Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2017 (November 21, 2016 - May 21, 2017).

Manga Sales by Series
*1. 5,969,851 One Piece
*2. 3,974,437 Shingeki no Kyojin
*3. 3,244,618 Kingdom
*4. 3,086,097 Haikyuu!!
*5. 2,154,752 Tokyo Ghoul:re
*6. 2,097,088 Boku no Hero Academia
*7. 1,982,356 One Punch-Man
*8. 1,881,062 Nanatsu no Taizai
*9. 1,653,403 Detective Conan
10. 1,469,092 Shokugeki no Souma

11. 1,366,004 Ao no Exorcist
12. 1,357,012 Magi
13. 1,204,705 Fairy Tail
14. 1,090,487 3-gatsu no Lion
15. 1,000,886 P to JK
16. *,960,590 Nigeru wa Haji daga Yaku ni Tatsu
17. *,936,645 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
18. *,927,125 Terra Formars
19. *,888,546 Diamond no Ace Act II
20. *,879,495 World Trigger

21. *,847,561 Tokyo Tarareba Musume
22. *,833,135 Kuroshitsuji
23. *,826,564 Days
24. *,795,445 Gintama
25. *,794,612 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
26. *,794,342 Yowamushi Pedal
27. *,791,393 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Series Comicalize Series
28. *,790,032 Black Clover
29. *,757,375 Boruto: Naruto the Movie Comicalize Series
30. *,752,854 Major 2nd

Manga Sales by Volumes
*1. 2,605,418 One Piece Vol.84
*2. 2,283,348 One Piece Vol.85
*3. 1,576,240 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.21
*4. 1,405,736 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.22
*5. *,868,244 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.9
*6. *,867,000 Haikyuu!! Vol.24
*7. *,848,678 One Punch-Man Vol.12
*8. *,809,898 Haikyuu!! Vol.25
*9. *,785,881 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.10
10. *,782,182 Kingdom Vol.45

11. *,699,579 Kingdom Vol.46
12. *,677,862 Haikyuu!! Vol.26
13. *,663,665 One Punch-Man Vol.13
14. *,644,589 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.24
15. *,624,558 Detective Conan Vol.91
16. *,620,152 Kuroshitsuji Vol.24
17. *,610,792 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.3
18. *,563,907 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.12
19. *,561,908 Dungeon Meshi Vol.4
20. *,557,930 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.25

Rank 21 - 100



Light Novel Sales by Series
*1. *,707,300 Sword Art Online
*2. *,578,811 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3. *,540,806 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. *,412,086 Kimi no Na wa.
*5. *,344,286 Youjo Senki
*6. *,299,957 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*7. *,275,579 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*8. *,239,132 Eromanga-sensei
*9. *,231,214 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
10. *,168,725 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off

11. *,155,631 Overlord
12. *,155,625 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
13. *,151,679 Monogatari Series
14. *,140,639 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series
15. *,137,160 No Game No Life
16. *,123,136 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria
17. *,117,210 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
18. *,108,564 Goblin Slayer
19. *,104,018 Hidan no Aria
20. *,*96,624 Fate/strange Fake

21. *,*96,200 Bungou Stray Dogs
22. *,*94,469 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
23. *,*93,118 Accel World
24. *,*88,653 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!!
25. *,*87,316 Imouto sae Ireba Ii.
26. *,*85,505 Gamers!
27. *,*84,372 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
28. *,*80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re
29. *,*79,133 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
30. *,*76,801 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!


Light Novel Sales by Volumes
*1. *,285,125 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*2. *,264,066 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. *,173,046 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*4. *,148,020 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*5. *,129,377 Monogatari Series: Off Season "Musubimonogatari"
*6. *,102,985 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*7. *,101,480 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
*8. *,*95,920 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.11
*9. *,*92,710 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
10. *,*91,034 Accel World Vol.21

11. *,*80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re "Quest"
12. *,*79,431 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
13. *,*74,491 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
14. *,*71,009 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4
15. *,*69,463 Meitantei Conan Karakurenai no Love Letter
16. *,*63,055 Youjo Senki Vol.2
17. *,*61,604 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
18. *,*60,501 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
19. *,*60,135 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
20. *,*59,791 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.9

Rank 21 - 41

Light Novels Separated by Specific Ranking


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 64 Comments Recent Comments

One Piece greatness!!!

Oct 21, 9:11 PM by LeoEarlSpilner

I'm so done with One Pièce honestly

Sep 26, 4:36 AM by blackiemma22

keragamming said:
Kuma said:
wait wait wait....

94. *,207,179 Shuumatsu no Harem Vol.2

just know this...

XDXDXDXDXDXD

japan, wtf?


I'm pretty late in to this, but I agree the series isn't bad imo, but it's the type of series you expect to see selling between 20k to 50k max like those light novel manga adaptation ecchi series, but over 200k? This series is selling more than akame ga kill before it got a anime and is selling on par to akame ga kill after it got the anime boost. O.o that is impressive.



what more impressive it was more like second grade series since in fact it's only released in phone app... it seriously beyond me how it can be impresively popular...

Sep 3, 9:09 PM by Kuma

Kuma said:
wait wait wait....

94. *,207,179 Shuumatsu no Harem Vol.2

just know this...

XDXDXDXDXDXD

japan, wtf?


I'm pretty late in to this, but I agree the series isn't bad imo, but it's the type of series you expect to see selling between 20k to 50k max like those light novel manga adaptation ecchi series, but over 200k? This series is selling more than akame ga kill before it got a anime and is selling on par to akame ga kill after it got the anime boost. O.o that is impressive.

Sep 3, 9:01 PM by keragamming

ange_bleu said:
Overall, manga sales have a little fallen compared to the first half of 2016. Hierarchy has no major upheaval compared a year ago: some series that had benefited from a boost (anime or live) disappear logically, leaving their place to Other series.
My Hero Academia did not move in global sales but at the volume level yes (effect season 2 limited), while NNT lowed as there was a one month lag in its releases due to Suzuki's hospitalization in December (we see that if Volume 26 was released in April as usually, NTT could have climbed to sixth place).
Blue Exorcist, March Comes in a Lion and Yowamushi Pedal enjoy a "anime boost". Days (Magazine), Diamond no Ace Act II (Magazine) and Black Clover (Jump) appear this year in the top because in the end there is weak "anime effect" on this first half compared to last year: series between 700 000 and 900 000 have thus returned this year in the top mechanically: this year the #30 is at 752 854 whereas last year the #30 was at 920 185.
In general, these sales in the first half 2017 are therefore little affected by "anime boost".

The ranking according to the maximum sale of one volume (in brackets the best selling of a volume):
01. One Piece (2,605,418)
02. Shingeki no Kyojin (1,576,240)
03. Tokyo Ghoul:re (868,244)
04. Haikyuu !! (867,000)
05. One Punch-Man (848,678)
06. Kingdom (782,182)
07. Nanatsu no Taizai (663,665)
08. Detective Conan (624,558)
09. Kuroshitsuji (620,152)
10. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (610,792)
11. My Hero Academia (563,907)
12. Dungeon Meshi (561,908)
13. Blue Exorcist (543,929)
14. Kimi ni Todoke (529,726)
15. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen (493,613)


its so sad that if diamond no ace had an anime it still wouldnt have been in top 10. act 2 is way better than haikyuu

Aug 14, 7:14 PM by killerqueen2000

The top 10 manga is always makes me cringe lol. Over half of the series aren't even that good.

Diamond no ace act 2 at 19? that series is superior to Haikyuu in every way. I don't get how it is always so low

Aug 14, 6:11 PM by killerqueen2000

wait wait wait....

94. *,207,179 Shuumatsu no Harem Vol.2

just know this...

XDXDXDXDXDXD

japan, wtf?

Jun 16, 12:41 AM by Kuma

Konosuba number 2 in LN sales. Hell yeah.
I actually didn't think people still bought SAO, weird.

Jun 4, 6:01 AM by Zephaas

Youjo Senki's anime boost isn't too shabby, especially when you consider that those volumes cost almost twice as much as most of the remaining LN of that list. Maybe a second season someday isn't impossible, who knows.

Jun 4, 1:49 AM by Zefyris

When you realise both of the To Love RU manga volumes sold higher than Dragon Ball Super.Looks like only a handful of people actually care about the manga.

Jun 4, 1:33 AM by PapaShango

Sapewloth said:
laCloud said:
Seeing World Trigger at #20 makes me feel pretty good, I've been trying to convince people to read it for ages, perhaps now I can convince them even if Ashihara is still in hospital
Keep spreading the word, my friend. More people need to experience the World Trigger goodness.

but the hiatusses tho T_T_T_T_T

Jun 3, 7:47 PM by Kuma

Dyum, SAO back to slayin the tops <3
There are many good titles on the top. Especially, great sales for Slime-kun!

tragedydesu said:
_Ako_ said:
As expected of Kirito-sama...

A beater is always #1 :) :)

true , no one can beat him

can't wait for the announcement of s3
the salt will be strong


Lmao I love this picture with Kawahara in the background :D

Jun 3, 6:31 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Uwa, of all things, I never expected Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet to make the list lol. Good on you, Yamamori Mika :D

Jun 2, 12:35 PM by SalemWitch

laCloud said:
Seeing World Trigger at #20 makes me feel pretty good, I've been trying to convince people to read it for ages, perhaps now I can convince them even if Ashihara is still in hospital
Keep spreading the word, my friend. More people need to experience the World Trigger goodness.

Jun 2, 5:46 AM by Sapewloth

Seeing World Trigger at #20 makes me feel pretty good, I've been trying to convince people to read it for ages, perhaps now I can convince them even if Ashihara is still in hospital

Jun 1, 6:38 PM by laCloud

tragedydesu said:
_Ako_ said:
As expected of Kirito-sama...

A beater is always #1 :) :)

true , no one can beat him

can't wait for the announcement of s3
the salt will be strong
it was already announced to continue at the end of ordinal scale

Jun 1, 4:09 PM by moodie

*2. *,578,811 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. *,344,286 Youjo Senki
18. *,108,564 Goblin Slayer



Awwwww yeah. Goblin slayer Though I hope it never gets an Anime Adaptation :L.

Jun 1, 3:43 PM by Veneficia

Also, why is Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou only appearing on the specific Bunko ranking?

Jun 1, 2:29 PM by Paulo27

18. *,108,564 Goblin Slayer
20. *,*96,624 Fate/strange Fake


Anime when?
Well, type-Moon is milking Fate/Sabre so much they might as well adapt this and all other spin-offs left before 2020...

Goblin Slayer on the other hand, need OVAs. No censorship on my dark-fantasy medieval guro rapefest, please.

Jun 1, 2:17 PM by Fabris

76. *,243,641 Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. Vol.3




OMG. I'm so surprised! \o/

Jun 1, 2:09 PM by Jamacaru

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