Digital bookstore Book Walker revealed that best-selling light novels of the year. DanMachi has been dethroned from the top spot for the first time in two years. Let’s check out the top 10 best-sellers!
10KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Extra!
Author: Kuma Hiru
Artist: Hagure Yuki
Volumes: 1 (Finished)
Quick Pitch: The delinquent Dust makes his living selling stolen goods, scamming nobles, and other unsavory activities. One day, he is given an ominous message from Vanir.
9Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Author: Hiro Ainana
Volumes: 11 (Ongoing)
Quick Pitch: 29-year-old Satou is on a programming “death march,” which is an endless stream of coding and debugging before the release of a mobile game. After resting under his desk, Satou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG as a 15-year-old. He accidentally eradicates an army of lizard men, which provides a boon to his experience points. Wanting to treat this new world as a vacation, Satou finds himself pulled along plot points as the game’s story progresses.
8The Irregular at Magic High School
Author: Tsutomu Satou
Artist: Kana Ishida
Volumes: 22 + 1 side story (Ongoing)
Quick Pitch: Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are siblings who enroll in First High School. Upon taking the entrance exam, Miyuki scores high enough to be placed in the First Course. Tatsuya is placed in the Second Course because his exam scores show him to be magically inept. However, the test fails to score Tatsuya’s physical, technical, and irregular magic techniques.
7No Game No Life
Author / Artist: Yuu Kamiya
Volumes: 9 (Ongoing)
Quick Pitch: Step-siblings Sora and Shiro are game masters that are summoned to a reality that revolves around games. They plan to usurp the gods of the 16 ruling species by using game theory and their skills.
6Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Author: Fumiaki Maruto
Artist: Kurehito Misaki
Volumes: 13 (Finished)
Quick Pitch: Tomoya Aki is an otaku who spends his part-time earnings buying anime. While on his way home from vacation, Tomoya bumps into a beautiful girl. He eventually models the heroine of his doujin game after her, only to be surprised that she is his classmate, Megumi. With the help of an art club member and an honor student, Tomoya creates a doujin circle “Blessing Software.” The goal is to get his doujin game finished in time for Comiket, but the members have to come to terms with their emotions first.
5Classroom of the Elite
Author: Syohgo Kinugasa
Artist: Shunsaku Tomose
Volumes: 7 (Ongoing)
Quick Pitch: The Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School is dedicated to instructing the future generation of Japan’s elite. The students are afforded personal freedom in class, but only if they are among the top. Kiyotaka is not one of the elite – he’s a member of the inferior D-class. Just when the ridicule is about to break him, his meeting with Suzune and Kikyou changes his outlook.
4Saga of Tanya the Evil
Author: Carlo Zen
Artist: Shinobu Shinotsuki
Volumes: 8 (Ongoing)
Quick Pitch: An atheist and social-Darwin worshiping salaryman is reincarnated by “Being X.” This new life is not a gift, and he is reborn as a young mage named Tanya in a war-ravaged world. Tanya is given an ultimatum – if she can’t die a natural death or refuses to believe in Being X, their soul will be sent to hell for their countless sins. Tanya refuses to die on the front lines and does everything in her power to climb the military’s ranks while denouncing Being X.
3Delicious in Dungeon
Author / Artist: Ryouko Kui
Volumes: 5 (ongoing)
Quick Pitch: Knight Laius and his party is saved from certain death thanks to his sister’s sacrifice. Now she’s in a dragon’s stomach, and the party is short on time to revive her. They delve back into the dungeon’s depths and Laius is tasked with cooking refreshing meals from the dungeon’s unique ecosystem.
2Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Author: Fujino Omori
Artist: Suzuhito Yasuda
Volumes: 12 (Ongoing)
Quick Pitch: Bell hopes of becoming a great adventurer so he can impress his crush Ais. In order to become an adventurer, a person must join a familial. Since Bell is incredibly weak, he can only join Hestia’s familial…and is her only member.
1KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
Author: Natsume Akatsuki
Artist: Kurone Mishima
Volumes: 12 (Ongoing)
Quick Pitch: Kazuma is a NEET who meets a goddess named Aqua after a pathetic death and is offered to be reincarnated in a parallel world. Kazuma is allowed to bring one item or power with him, but he decides to bring Aqua out of spite.
How many of these best-sellers have you read?