Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan: 2018 (First Half)

Sword Art Online sells 336,568 + 212,594, followed by Overlord, Re:Zero, The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, The Irregular at Magic High School

This list covers sales surveyed from November 20, 2017 to May 20, 2018.

Rank Estimated Sales
in Period
Title Publisher
Author
1 526,840 Overlord Enterbrain
Writer: Kugane Maruyama/ Illustration: so-bin
2 400,272 Re:Zero Kadokawa
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsuka
3 390,643 The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! SB Creative
Writer: Shirō Shiratori/ Illustration: Shirabi/ Supervision: Saiyuki
4 352,843 The Irregular at Magic High School ASCII Media Works
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
5 336,568 Sword Art Online: Progressive ASCII Media Works
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
6 312,899 Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Kadokawa
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
7 271,881 No Game, No Life Media Factory
Writer/Illustration: Yuu Kamiya
8 238,797 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Micro Magazine
Writer: Fuse/ Illustration: Mitz Vah
9 212,594 Sword Art Online ASCII Media Works
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
10 211,393 Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Kadokawa
Writer: Hiro Ainana/ Illustration: shri

Source: Oricon

Sword Art Online: Progressive leads with 2 books, followed by 1 Overlord, 2 Irregular at Magic High School, 1 No Game No Life, 1 Konosuba
This list covers sales surveyed from November 20, 2017 to May 20, 2018.

Rank Estimated Sales
in Period
Title Publisher Release Date
Author
1 195,088 Sword Art Online: Progressive 005 Kadokawa 2018/02
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
2 192,975 Overlord 13 Kadokawa 2018/04
Writer: Kugane Maruyama/ Illustration: so-bin
3 160,333 The Irregular at Magic High School 24 Kadokawa 2018/03
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
4 147,969 The Irregular at Magic High School 25 Kadokawa 2018/04
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
5 145,393 No Game No Life 10 Kadokawa 2018/02
Writer/Illustration: Yuu Kamiya
6 132,256 Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 13 Kadokawa 2017/12
Writer: Natsume Akatsuki/ Illustration: Kurone Mishima
7 129,333 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 13 SB Creative 2018/02
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
8 112,511 Sword Art Online: Progressive 006 Kadokawa 2018/05
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
9 100,188 Kagerou Daze Ⅷ -summer time reload- Kadokawa 2017/12
JIN (Shizen no Teki-P) / Illustration: Shizu
10 90,307 Re:Zero 15 Kadokawa 2017/12
Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/ Illustration: Shinichirou Otsuka

Source: Oricon

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