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Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2017

by Snow
Dec 6, 2017 6:49 AM | 74 Comments
Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2017 (November 21, 2016 - November 19, 2017).

Manga Sales by Series
*1. 11,495,532 One Piece
*2. *6,622,781 Shingeki no Kyojin
*3. *6,184,214 Kingdom
*4. *5,852,310 Boku no Hero Academia
*5. *5,303,514 Tokyo Ghoul:re
*6. *5,067,939 Haikyuu!!
*7. *3,592,571 Nanatsu no Taizai
*8. *3,223,151 One Punch-Man
*9. *2,792,441 Shokugeki no Souma
10. *2,713,074 Magi


Manga Sales by Volumes
*1. *2,730,184 One Piece Vol.84
*2. *2,688,847 One Piece Vol.85
*3. *2,496,033 One Piece Vol.86
*4. *2,040,375 One Piece Vol.87
*5. *1,701,237 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.21
*6. *1,649,614 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.22
*7. *1,469,864 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.23
*8. *1,258,337 Hunter x Hunter Vol.34
*9. **,961,396 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.9
10. **,920,372 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.10

11. **,903,801 One Punch-Man Vol.12
12. **,901,749 Haikyuu!! Vol.24
13. **,869,374 Haikyuu!! Vol.25
14. **,857,048 Haikyuu!! Vol.26
15. **,846,406 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.11
16. **,825,973 Kingdom Vol.45
17. **,818,715 Gin no Saji Vol.14
18. **,817,998 Kingdom Vol.47
19. **,810,891 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.12
20. **,804,446 Kingdom Vol.46

Rank 21 - 50



Light Novel Sales by Series
*1. *1,173,096 Sword Art Online
*2. **,960,418 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3. **,925,671 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. **,809,636 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*5. **,564,642 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*6. **,501,026 Kimi no Na wa.
*7. **,489,916 Eromanga-sensei
*8. **,443,995 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*9. **,426,706 Overlord
10. **,417,897 Youjo Senki


Light Novel Sales by Volumes
*1. **,316,193 Kimi no Na wa.
*2. **,315,396 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*3. **,226,687 Sword Art Online Vol.20
*4. **,193,530 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*5. **,192,739 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
*6. **,186,249 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.12
*7. **,184,833 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*8. **,181,093 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.22
*9. **,174,502 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.23
10. **,170,547 Overlord Vol.12

11. **,155,404 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.12
12. **,144,731 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.11
13. **,141,695 Meitantei Conan Karakurenai no Love Letter
14. **,139,076 Musubimonogatari
15. **,121,067 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
16. **,115,481 Youjo Senki Vol.1
17. **,111,710 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
18. **,111,267 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.12
19. **,106,742 Shinobumonogatari
20. **,105,574 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12

21. **,*95,390 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.5
22. **,*86,690 Tokyo Ghoul:re "quest"
23. **,*65,327 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.8
24. **,*64,742 Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You
25. **,*64,243 Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
26. **,*59,826 Monster Strike The Movie: Hajimari no Basho e
27. **,*57,897 Shinyaku Mary to Majo no Hana

Light Novels Separated by Specific Ranking


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Xaelath said:
Zephaas said:

Pretty sure 11 million is actually fairly bad for One Piece standards

Digital stuff actually decline the Manga sales.
While it's not fully a bad thing Manga/anime/LN is the one who need to evolve to follow the modern concept.

I do agree reading Manga/LN are still far better on book but when you had a smartphone or pc that pretty much do the same with same adjustment why go just go with "physical"?

I am quite sure Manga physical sales decline somewhere later in 2020.
Similar how Digital store or rent taking over BD/DVD for game/music/movie industry.

Physical should still exist but yeah having it alone doesn't help and i think reading it online literally same as pirating, no?
I mean we read something that copyrighted and we didn't even had it.
Or was it the same as playing/watching other people playing games,renting/borrowing it?


There's digital versions of physical magazines and digital volumes being sold for 4 years already, it's not something that needs to be made when it's already made. And in this very year digital sales surpassed physical sales for the first time in it's total.

Yesterday, 9:58 AM by caio_brb

hktzu3 said:
i got a question, why no gintama on the list?


Because it doesn't sell anywhere near enough to get on there. The most recent volume dropped out the rankings with 179k sales. Whilst volumes do continue gaining sales after they drop off the rankings list it would really need to sell at least double what it does to stand a realistic chance of making these rankings.

Feb 17, 12:51 PM by kuuderes_shadow

i got a question, why no gintama on the list?

Feb 16, 8:08 PM by hktzu3

Turtles_Hunter said:
Zephaas said:

Pretty sure 11 million is actually fairly bad for One Piece standards
No that's average. people tend to compare with the 2010 year numbers that were exceptionnal (it was during the impel down/marineford arc). The hype was so great, they had an outstanding number of older volume sales. If I remember well, they reached more than 32 millions copies that year (with only 3 new volumes, instead of the 4 of other years). But overall, between 10 and 15 millions copies a year is the average.


In fact, in 2011 One piece sold almost 38 million copies, which was its peak. It experienced a steep decline in sales over next few years. But yeah, later on it stabilized around 10 to 15 millions copies a year.

source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-30/top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-series/2011

Feb 1, 7:30 PM by Yohimo_asakura

As expected, nobody can beat one and only, almighty Goda

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Snow said:


10. **,417,897 Youjo Senki


Good to see Youjo Senki at top 10, fingers crossed for Season 2

Dec 18, 2017 8:05 AM by bahamutns

Op stays shitting on the industry .. almost double the sales of the SNK, good lord

Dec 17, 2017 8:33 AM by BararaqSaiqa

So a lot of things were happening in gintama 2016, a lot more were happening this year(i assume, since it's the last arc) yet its sales are half of what 2016 was..is it cause the last arc isn't going that well, or people got tired of the fights, what is it exactly?..

Dec 17, 2017 8:27 AM by Salamak

kuuderes_shadow said:
http://refugee-chan.mobi/test/read.cgi/refugee/1507519982/912

This was posted on refugee-chan (well, they were posted on 5ch first but that post has the full list) and has the top 20 on the light novel volume rankings (as opposed to the publicly visible list which has only the top 10). This makes me think that more extended rankings might exist somewhere?
What a blunder. I'll have to retract my previous statement, the list wasn't up-to-date. You can find the extended list in the private section of the Oricon rankings, which is probably where they (refugee-chan and 5ch) got their numbers from.

The Light Novel Sales by Volumes list has been updated now. I'll check with the LN folks to see how we'll go about to update the specific rankings list and figure out why we didn't include this list in first place. Thanks for bringing this up and I apologize for the inconvenience!

Dec 9, 2017 8:56 AM by Snow

Snow said:
Yaoi-Senpai said:
Yes, more or less.

A couple of users have asked this and I guess I should've mentioned this earlier in the thread, but the list is up-to-date using Oricon's official rankings. The rankings doesn't seem to have been updated since this was posted, and it only included whatever is in this thread. Your guess is as good as mine as to why they didn't include more rankings like previous years.


Oh I see. I thought you skipped it or something, but ANN has the same amount. That’s why I asked you. Thanks for the info.

Dec 9, 2017 8:32 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

Snow said:
Yaoi-Senpai said:
Yes, more or less.

A couple of users have asked this and I guess I should've mentioned this earlier in the thread, but the list is up-to-date using Oricon's official rankings. The rankings doesn't seem to have been updated since this was posted, and it only included whatever is in this thread. Your guess is as good as mine as to why they didn't include more rankings like previous years.


http://refugee-chan.mobi/test/read.cgi/refugee/1507519982/912

This was posted on refugee-chan (well, they were posted on 5ch first but that post has the full list) and has the top 20 on the light novel volume rankings (as opposed to the publicly visible list which has only the top 10). This makes me think that more extended rankings might exist somewhere?

Dec 9, 2017 7:48 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Yaoi-Senpai said:
Yes, more or less.

A couple of users have asked this and I guess I should've mentioned this earlier in the thread, but the list is up-to-date using Oricon's official rankings. The rankings doesn't seem to have been updated since this was posted, and it only included whatever is in this thread. Your guess is as good as mine as to why they didn't include more rankings like previous years.

Dec 9, 2017 7:02 AM by Snow

@snow the list is completed? I remember every year we get more than that.

Dec 9, 2017 5:55 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

I don't know a lot about manga and sales,I know some mangas are weekly like One piece etc.

where is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure?

Dec 8, 2017 1:53 PM by DiangeloKun18

Nice to see Magi in this list.

Dec 7, 2017 4:44 PM by DepravedMagi

It's depressing to see Eromanga Sensei in the top selling light novels while great stories that deserves more attention didn't even got into weekly and monthly sales top spot.

Dec 7, 2017 10:29 AM by youseiki

DarklordVor said:
*2. **,960,418 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

If only KonoSuba's volume 13 was released last month or two, then it could've sold another 80-100k and reached the 1m sales threshold.

*3. **,925,671 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Also I didn't expect Re:Zero to sell these much. I thought their books only sold around 60-70k? How did it almost rivaled KonoSuba that sold over 90-100k per volume? Is it because Re:Zero published more volumes this year? Or did they actually sold more than 60-70k and I forgot? I can't remember.

And Index is no longer in the top anymore? No wonder the anime got greenlighted after so long.


WashingMachine45 said:
DarklordVor said:
*2. **,960,418 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

If only KonoSuba's volume 13 was released last month or two, then it could've sold another 80-100k and reached the 1m sales threshold.

*3. **,925,671 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Also I didn't expect Re:Zero to sell these much. I thought their books only sold around 60-70k? How did it almost rivaled KonoSuba that sold over 90-100k per volume? Is it because Re:Zero published more volumes this year? Or did they actually sold more than 60-70k and I forgot? I can't remember.

And Index is no longer in the top anymore? No wonder the anime got greenlighted after so long.

Re:Zero release 4 books per year while other series mostly release 1 or 2. Also, Konosuba have better sales in digital market, Konosuba digital sales rank 1st this year on Bookwalker while Re:Zero isnt in top 10 and series such as Overlord dont even have digital release


Keep in mind that this all without an anime boost, which Konoisuba had this year and yet Re:zero still managed to sell pretty close to what it did last year. That's great for a series a fair way into it's down period. That by no means a small feat, even with constant releases.

@kuuderes_shadow
Thanks for the data.

Dec 7, 2017 8:05 AM by Jagd84

SNK, Tokyo Ghoul and BNH, they increased their sales

Dec 7, 2017 12:02 AM by GhoulEto

WyNdZ said:
kuuderes_shadow said:


(assuming you're talking about the top 10 series)

Why would it be? Its back volume sales (as we can see from when new volumes come out) are basically nonexistant. This means it needs to rely entirely on its sales of new volumes. With 2 volumes out in the covered period (although a third only a few weeks before which thus would have contributed something) I very much doubt Index would be anywhere near the top 10. Indeed I'd be extremely surprised if it sold half as much as the requirement to get on that list.

I see, I was under the impression that Index was a very popular series. Well I think it was a few years back but I guess the hype slowly died down. Anyways hopefully it's sales increase when season 3 comes out next year.


It was 19th last year with 3 volumes out, whereas this year there were only 2 volumes released (although a significant chunk of the sales from the third of those volumes would have been in this year).
The previous year it was in 9th but had 3 full volumes worth of sales.

It was 29th on this year's first half rankings.

Dec 6, 2017 11:22 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Z4k said:
Physical sales are on a decline while digital sales are rising so these numbers don't mean much if you want to know if a series is successful or not.
VanishingKira said:
Manga Sales by Series Ranks 11-50

Much more interesting results than the top 10 which anyone could have guess at tbh.Cause it shows up and rising manga that'll probably get anime in the near future.

>12 Promised Neverland 2,093,790
>25 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 1,304,520
>31 Kimetsu no Yaiba 1,198,357
>34 Komi-san wa, Community-shou desu 1,135,494
>37 Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai 1,091,710
Anime soon!

Could see Kaguya,Promised Neverland and/or Kimetsu no Yaiba's anime being announced in 10 days at Jump festa.

Those numbers are estimates by a guy in Mangahelpers. The real numbers are a bit different.

2,039,765 The Promised Neverland
1,956,974 Black Clover
1,514,111 Hunter X Hunter
1,475,539 Gintama
1,302,000 Dragon Ball Super
1,195,541 Boruto
1,193,204 Kimetsu no Yaiba
1,182,641 Saiki Kusuo
*980,345 World's End Harem


can you give more complite and extended list? looks much more interesting!


also damn those dungeon meshi sales!

Dec 6, 2017 9:07 PM by Kuma

kuuderes_shadow said:
WyNdZ said:

Also Index isn't even in the top 10?


(assuming you're talking about the top 10 series)

Why would it be? Its back volume sales (as we can see from when new volumes come out) are basically nonexistant. This means it needs to rely entirely on its sales of new volumes. With 2 volumes out in the covered period (although a third only a few weeks before which thus would have contributed something) I very much doubt Index would be anywhere near the top 10. Indeed I'd be extremely surprised if it sold half as much as the requirement to get on that list.

I see, I was under the impression that Index was a very popular series. Well I think it was a few years back but I guess the hype slowly died down. Anyways hopefully it's sales increase when season 3 comes out next year.

keragamming said:

There is a recent interview where Isayama said that snk may take a bit longer than he initially thought, and he apolgize to fans about that, he also mention that he does not plan to extend the series any further than what he has planned right now.

Lol he's apologising but I'm actually happy that the series will last longer as long as the quality doesn't suffer because of it. It's better for the author to take their time and create a good story rather than trying to rush it.

ALOC said:
At the rate that One Piece goes, it could fall below 10 million next year.
That needs a new amazing arc, probably Whole Cake has allowed it not to go down so much because in 2015 sold 14 million and in 2016, 12 million.

I'm not sure but I think digital sales of manga are increasing so maybe that's also a factor. Anyways next year Whole Cake island arc will end and we'll get the Reverie and Wano arc I think.

DarklordVor said:
And Index is no longer in the top anymore? No wonder the anime got greenlighted after so long.

It's kind of sad that only when the light novels sales go down they give a new anime. One would expect that if they bought the light novels to show their support for the series that it would be more likely to get a new season but it seems to be the opposite. Index should have gotten a new season like 2 years ago. They killed the hype by making fans wait for so long.

Dec 6, 2017 7:26 PM by WyNdZ