The 30 Best-Selling Light Novels of 2016

Oricon Style published their yearly best-seller charts of light novels. The sales data covers the number of copies sold from November 23, 2015 to November 20, 2016.

Trigger warning: Your Name is on the list.

30. Date A Live – 162,562 copies

Date A LiveDate A Live

29. Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor – 163

Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical InstructorAkashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor

28. The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water – 168,452 copies

The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water

27. Orange (Novelization) – 174,175 copies

Orange (Novelization)Orange (Novelization)

26. Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. – 180,275 copies

Imōto Sae Ireba Ii.

25. Ensemble Stars! (Novelization) – 181,314 copies)

Ensemble Stars!Ensemble Stars

24. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU – 185,710 copies

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFUOreGairu

23.  Assassination Classroom (Novelization) – 195,199 copies

Assassination Classroom

22. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! – 225,229 copies

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!

21. Kagerou Daze – 236,127 copies

Kagerou DazeKagerou Daze

20. Haikyū!! Novel Edition!! – 256,782 copies

 Haikyū!! Novel Edition!! Haikyū!! Novel Edition!!

19. New Testament: A Certain Magical Index – 281,195 copies

New Testament: A Certain Magical IndexTo Aru

18. And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online? – 282,077 copies

And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?

17. Your Name. Another Side: Earthbound – 282,826 copies

Your Name. Another Side: Earthbound

16. Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle – 287,728 copies

Undefeated Bahamut ChronicleUndefeated Bahamut Chronicle

15. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyūsha Shiken – 292,746 copies

Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyūsha ShikenBungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyūsha Shiken

14. Regarding Reincarnated to Slime – 294,478 copies

Regarding Reincarnated to SlimeLight Novel

13. Sword Art Online: Progressive – 361,088 copies

Sword Art Online: ProgressiveSword Art Online: Progressive

12. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash – 380,144 copies

Grimgar of Fantasy and AshGrimgar of Fantasy and Ash

11. Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku – 422,569 copies

Okitegami Kyōko no BibōrokuOkitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku

10. Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū – 435,482 copies

Kokuhaku Yokō RenshūKokuhaku Yokō Renshū

9. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? – 449,192 copies

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

8. Monogatari – 450,791 copies

MonogatariMonogatari

7. No Game, No Life – 562,187 copies

No Game, No LifeNo Game No Life

6. The Irregular at Magic High School – 602,256 copies

The Irregular at Magic High SchoolThe Irregular at Magic High School

5. Overlord – 711,154 copies

OverlordOverlord

4. Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- – 1,007,381 copies

Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-Re:Zero

3. Sword Art Online – 1,020,673 copies

Sword Art OnlineSword Art Online

2. Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! – 1,174,562 copies

Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!

1. Your Name – 1,417,661 copies

Your Name

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Source: Oricon Style

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