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'Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!' 2022 Rankings Revealed

by Snow
Nov 27, 2021 1:28 PM | 19 Comments
The Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel is Amazing!) guidebook has revealed its annual light novel rankings for 2022. The list includes the most popular light novels, characters, and illustrators as polled by readers.

Light Novels
*1. Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka
*2. Shunkashuutou Daikousha: Haru no Mai
*3. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*4. Mimosa no Kokuhaku
*5. Propeller Opera
*6. Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken
*7. Gimai Seikatsu
*8. Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.
*9. Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Aalya-san
10. Bullet Code: Firewall

Books
*1. Sasaki to Pii-chan
*2. Silent Witch: Chinmoku no Majo no Kakushigoto
*3. Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen
*4. Rebuild World
*5. Ishura
*6. Babel
*7. Chousekai Tensei Exodrive: Gekitou! Isekai Zennihon Daikaihen
*8. Gendai Shakai de Otome Game no Akuyaku Reijou wo Suru no wa Chotto Taihen
*9. Madougushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai: Kyou kara Jiyuu na Shokunin Life
10. Boku wa Saiseisu, Boku wa Shi

Female Characters
*1. Shiina Mahiru (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Aida ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteiru ken)
*2. Siesta (Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.)
*3. Yukino Yukinoshita (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
*4. Kei Karuizawa (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
*5. Rozemyne (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen)
*6. Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Aalya-san)
*7. Saki Ayase (Gimai Seikatsu)
*8. Haru Aomi (Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka)
*9. Yuzuki Nanase (Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka)
10. Honami Ichinose (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)

Male Characters
*1. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
*2. Chitose Saku (Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka)
*3. Hachiman Hikigaya (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
*4. Ferdinand (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen)
*5. Amane Fujimiya (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Aida ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteiru ken)
*6. Kimizuka Kimihiko (Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.)
*7. Sakuta Azusagawa (Seishun Buta Yarou Series)
*8. Shinei Nouzen (86)
*9. Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword Art Online)
10. Akira (Rebuild World)

Illustrators
*1. Shunsaku Tomose (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
*2. raemz (Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka)
*3. Shirabi (86)
*4. Hanekoto (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken)
*5. Hita (Gimai Seikatsu)
*6. Umibouzu (Tantei wa mou, Shindeiru.)
*7. Fly (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun)
*8. Shigure Ui (Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy)
*9. You Shiina (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen)
10. Momoco (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Aalya-san)

Source: Kimirano, Official Guidebook

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19 Comments Recent Comments

I was expecting Jaku-chara but not alot was released this year. I'm so happy Chitose is getting all the attention, COTE keeping the hype as well, well done!

Dec 22, 2021 1:48 PM by caprisan

NaughtySempai said:
if this still not enough of you-zitsu for not having second season i dont know what it will get the studios to get that

also
some one tell me what's a difference between light novel and book???


It's just the size of the book. The light novel section is actually bunkobon in Japanese
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunkobon

The book section is Tankobon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank%C5%8Dbon

Tankobon is bigger and more expensive than Bunkobon.

Dec 18, 2021 8:58 PM by Koshi_Inaba

if this still not enough of you-zitsu for not having second season i dont know what it will get the studios to get that

also
some one tell me what's a difference between light novel and book???

Dec 18, 2021 9:14 AM by NaughtySempai

Hmm seems they just shoved the isekai onto the book ranking instead of the LN ranking so the romcoms won't get obliterated and they wouldn't be able to market the new ones.

LMAO
isekai reigns supreme

Dec 9, 2021 3:21 PM by ichii_1

My favorites are going strong in the rankings especially COTE. The sheer dominance on all category. And congrats to Chitose ramune for winning 2nd straight is amazing. Waiting for the english release of the LN. And Otonari tenshi sama too, Mahiru best girl

Dec 5, 2021 3:53 AM by chriskor022

Just came across this now, no idea how I missed it in the first place.

Lots of titles I've never seen before (like always, lol), so here's to hoping for more anime adaptions.

At least there's a lot of familiar characters though. A little saddened to not see Misaka Mikoto at all in the list but well.

Nov 29, 2021 10:48 PM by _MushiRock11_

Ayanokouji let's gooo!!!

Nov 29, 2021 2:18 AM by KyawMinnHtin

Marcus5768 said:
Shinkei_Idai said:
Chiramune got top 1 in 2 years, nice.

Is it good ? How's the story ?
sorry no haha, I just have heard some good stuff about it.

Nov 28, 2021 4:49 AM by Shinkei_Idai

Having Ayanokouji at top is nothing surprising, but what that main dude of Detective is already dead doing there.

Nov 28, 2021 2:33 AM by Softhenic03

Oh no, no more Misaka Mikoto :(

Nov 28, 2021 12:26 AM by noiselessfart

And here I'm interested in My best couple Hikkigaya and Yukinoshita, even after ending.
They both ranked same 3rd.
See even world knows, they're couple.

Nov 27, 2021 11:25 PM by _aLiez_

Shinkei_Idai said:
Chiramune got top 1 in 2 years, nice.

Is it good ? How's the story ?

Nov 27, 2021 10:10 PM by Marcus5768

LETSSSS GOOOOO Ayanokoji is number 1 again 😍
Is Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka good ?

Nov 27, 2021 10:09 PM by Marcus5768

Tokoya said:
Koshi_Inaba said:
Really interested in Shunkashuutou Daikousha (Agent of the Four Seasons) after reading the synopsis and looking at the illustrations. It's also by the author of Violet Evergarden so there's going to be a lot of feels it seems. The current volumes is titled the "Spring Dance", so there's probably going to be further volumes set in the other season.
Also really interested in Propeller Opera since it's made by the author of Hikuushi series. It ended this year at 5 volumes, so it's not very long. Decided to buy them all.
Where can I find the synopsis for it


It's in Japanese.
https://dengekibunko.jp/special/syunkasyuutou/

Nov 27, 2021 8:01 PM by Koshi_Inaba

Koshi_Inaba said:
Really interested in Shunkashuutou Daikousha (Agent of the Four Seasons) after reading the synopsis and looking at the illustrations. It's also by the author of Violet Evergarden so there's going to be a lot of feels it seems. The current volumes is titled the "Spring Dance", so there's probably going to be further volumes set in the other season.
Also really interested in Propeller Opera since it's made by the author of Hikuushi series. It ended this year at 5 volumes, so it's not very long. Decided to buy them all.
Where can I find the synopsis for it

Nov 27, 2021 7:59 PM by Tokoya

Chiramune got top 1 in 2 years, nice.

Nov 27, 2021 3:07 PM by Shinkei_Idai

Really interested in Shunkashuutou Daikousha (Agent of the Four Seasons) after reading the synopsis and looking at the illustrations. It's also by the author of Violet Evergarden so there's going to be a lot of feels it seems. The current volumes is titled the "Spring Dance", so there's probably going to be further volumes set in the other season.
Also really interested in Propeller Opera since it's made by the author of Hikuushi series. It ended this year at 5 volumes, so it's not very long. Decided to buy them all.

Nov 27, 2021 2:41 PM by Koshi_Inaba

I thought we were getting a lot more LN adaptations lately, but now I can't find out half of the work in this TOP. Also, is Classroom of the Elite and Tantei wa mou, Shindeiru still so popular? Maybe we'll get a second season someday?

Nov 27, 2021 2:09 PM by RobertBobert

r.i.p black haired girls

Nov 27, 2021 1:39 PM by 024