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The Top 40 Lanebook Sales of All Time! Which light novel has sold the most?

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Top 40 light novel sales, with commentary!
From classic titles that have been around for decades to new, popular anime titles that have recently been adapted to anime, there are blockbuster light novels from all over the world.
Which of the novels is the best-selling novel?


40th place:Legend of the Legend of the Brave
39th place:Wolves and Spices
38th place:No game, No life
37th place:Wise man’s grandson
36th place:High School DxD
35th place:Boogiepop series
34th place:Gate Self-Defense Forces Fight in his land
33th place:Toradora!
32th place:Goblin Slayer
31th place:My sister can’t be this cute

30th place:Shonen Onmyouji
29th place:Re:Starting Life in Another World
28th place:Durarara!!!
27th place:Axel World
26th place:Seitokai no Ichizon
25th place:Date a live
24th place:The Story of Saiunkoku
23th place:The Familiar of Zero
22th place:Biblia Koshodou Incident Notebook
21th place:I do not have many friends

20th place:Stupid, test and summoned beast
19th place:The Rising of the Shield Hero
18th place:Overload
17th place:Kino’s Journey
16th place:Aria the Scarlet Ammo
15th place:Mayfly Days
14th place:Blessing this wonderful world
13th place:After all my youth romantic comedy is wrong
12th place:Record of Lodoss War
11th place:Fortune Quest

10th place:Shakugan no Shana
09th place:Fullmetal panic!
08th place:The Mage Orphen
07th place:Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
06th place:That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
05th place:Magical High School underclassmen
04th place:Haruhi Suzumiya series
03th place:Slayers!
02th place:Sword Art Online
01th place:A Certain Magical Index (Index)

40th place:Legend of the Legend of the Brave

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Fantasy work by Takaya Kagami, published by Fujimi Fantasia Library since 2002.
Illustrations are by Toyota Horioori Sensei.
This is the story of Laina Lute, the holder of the Demon’s Eye and Copying Eye (Alpha Stigma) and a daytime lantern, and Sion Astar, the son of the former king’s concubine, who struggles to change a corrupt country in their own right.

As of October 2019, the series has 28 volumes (11 volumes in the first part plus 17 in the second part) plus 11 short stories in total.
The series has sold over 4.3 million copies in total.
The series was made into a TV anime in 2010 with a two-course series.

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39th place:Wolves and Spices

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This is a unique fantasy on the subject of economics that has been published by Dengeki Bunko since 2006.
It is illustrated by Isuna Hasekura sensei.
It reached its conclusion in volume 17, but the series resumed in 2016 and started a new series, “Wolf and Parchment”, and as of October 2019, volume 21 plus volume 4 of “Parchment” has been published.

The story is about a young peddler, Kraft Lawrence, and a wolf-girl, Holo, who get involved in several disturbances during their journey.
It has been highly acclaimed by many and the series has sold 4.35 million copies in total.
It was adapted into an animated series in 2008 and 2009.

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38th place:No game, No life

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A story based on a game that has been published by MF Bunko J since 2012 by Yu Kayami-sensei.
The illustrations are also by Yu Kayami-sensei.
The fantasy work depicts the warrior-like activities of a genius gamer brother and sister who are summoned to an alternate world with the rule that “everything is determined by the game.

As of October 2019, it is currently in publication in volume 10.
It is also very popular overseas, with the series’ total circulation reaching 4.5 million copies worldwide.
It was made into an animated television series in 2014 and a theatrical version was released in 2017.

37th place:Wise man’s grandson

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Tuyoshi Yoshioka-sensei has been publishing this inter-world reincarnation fantasy from Narrow since 2015 from Famitsu Bunko.
It is illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi.
It depicts the painstaking and disastrous otherworldly life of Shin-Walford, a reincarnate who is picked up by a great sage who has memories of his time living in modern Japan.

As of October 2019, there are 11 volumes of the book plus 3 foreign books in the works.
The comic book adaptation has also become a hot topic of conversation and the series has become a hit with a total of 4.5 million copies sold.
A TV anime will be broadcast in 2019.

36th place:High School DxD

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It is a school romantic comedy battle fantasy published by Ichiei Ishibumi-sensei from Fujimi Fantasia library since 2008.
It is illustrated by Zero Miyama-sensei.
It is a work in which Issei, a dirty protagonist who has been reincarnated as a demon, flirts and fights with heroines of various races, including the Demon King’s sister Rias Gremory.

The book was completed in 2018, but then started a new series, Shin High School DxD.
The total number of copies of the series has reached 4.5 million, including all 25 volumes of Muji plus volumes 1-3 of Shin.
The anime has also gained popularity and has been broadcasted for 4 seasons since 2012.

35th place:Boogiepop series

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This is a Sekaikei type ensemble drama by Kohei Kadono, published by Dengeki Bunko since 1998.
The illustrations are by Kouji Ogata.
The story is spun by Boogie Pop, who manifests to fight the “Enemy of the World” and the people who are involved with him, and the unique worldview and beautiful, yet true-to-life text will strike a chord.

As of October 2019, the series has 23 volumes in print.
The series has sold over 4.8 million copies in total.
The series was made into a TV anime in 2000 with an original story with a later storyline, and the full-length anime adaptation took place in 2019.

34th place:Gate Self-Defense Forces Fight in his land

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It is a fantasy novel published by Takumi Yanai since 2010 that depicts the war and joint struggle between the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the inhabitants of another world.
It was released as a book by Alphapolis in 2010, and the paperback edition was released from Alphalight Bunko in 2012.
The book version is illustrated by Daisuke Izuka-sensei and the paperback version by Kuroshishi-sensei.

As of October 2019, Gate Season 2: The Self-Defense Forces, At His Sea, Thus Fighters, a sequel to Gate Season 2: The Self-Defense Forces, at His Sea, Thus Fighters, which is a sequel after five volumes of the main story (ten volumes in the paperback edition) plus five volumes of the outer story (ten volumes in the paperback edition), is now available in three volumes in book form.
The series has sold a total of 4.8 million copies.
It was made into a TV anime in 2015-2016 in two installments

33th place:Toradora!

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This love comedy was published by Yuyuko Takemiya-sensei from 2006 to 2009 by Dengeki Bunko.
The illustrations are by Yasu-sensei.
It is an emotive coming-of-age story centered around Ryuji Takasu, who has a scary appearance but a calm mind inside, and Taiga Aisaka , who has a passionate mind inside despite his small appearance.

It was made into an anime in two parts from October 2008 to March 2009, and the 10th volume, the final volume of the series, was released in March 2009.
The total number of copies of the series, including spin-offs and the comic version, is over 5 million.
The comic book version is still being serialized.



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