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Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2017

by Snow
Dec 6, 6:49 AM | 71 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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Op stays shitting on the industry .. almost double the sales of the SNK, good lord

2 hours ago 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?..

2 hours ago 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, 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, 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, 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, 7:02 AM by Snow

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

Dec 9, 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, 1:53 PM by DiangeloKun18

Nice to see Magi in this list.

Dec 7, 4:44 PM by StrangerMist

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, 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, 8:05 AM by Jagd84

SNK, Tokyo Ghoul and BNH, they increased their sales

Dec 7, 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, 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, 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, 7:26 PM by WyNdZ

Always sad to see that the top 10 is overall average. oh and Diamond no ace act 2 is definitely a better written series than Haikyuu

Dec 6, 6:58 PM by killerqueen2000

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

Dec 6, 5:40 PM by WashingMachine45

Still no news for Kingdom and Magi season 3. Hopefully we get them soon.

Dec 6, 3:37 PM by Vyzass

bigivelfhq said:
keragamming said:

In 2014 snk actually sold more than one piece, but it lost because oricon don't count the limited edition volumes with the regular edition, and those were selling 300k+ that was the year snk lost to one piece by a 100k.

Though to be fair, one piece did only release 3 volumes that year because of oda sickness, but I felt that was the perfect time for snk to take advantage of that, sadly it did not happen.

snk has no chance of ever beating one piece again, 2014 was the best opportunity for that.


Wrong! What doesn't count together is the "by volume" list, the overall list counts everything of the series, regular and special edition.

Basically in 2014 the best volume of Attack on Titan sold 2,276,439 copies, but by just looking at the list you would think it sold 1,895,305 copies.
Also note that the One Piece volume that sold less that year sold 2,698,071 copies, still 421,632 copies more that the best of Attack on Titan.

If you want to talk about something that isn't counted, take the One Piece Logs. A "Magazine" with 30 chapters of One Piece, and that isn't counted here because it isn't a volume.


That is good to hear, glad I was wrong because that always bother me. I don't know why you are comparing the volume sales I already know one piece sells a ton more than snk.


Dec 6, 3:07 PM by keragamming

24. **,728,376 3-gatsu no Lion Vol.13

Hurray!

Dec 6, 3:01 PM by Lemon