Oricon’s Half-Year Light Novel Sales Ranking 2020

The Oricon’s 2020 half year sales chart not only contains data on Manga‘s sales performance, but Light Novels too! It lists the 10 most sold titles according series. Hence, at number 1, Kimetsu no Yaiba contains the two of its Light Novel editions, Shiawase no Hana and Katabane no Chou bringing the total amount of copies sold by both titles to nearly 1.2 million copies.

Sword Art Online, Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken and Kusuriya no Hitorigoto all managed to get their numbers to more than 300,000 copies sold while Overlord, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! are around the 200,000 copies mark. Seishun Buta Yarou Series and Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e are both at 9 and 10 selling 170,000 copies and 150,000 copies respectively.

You can find all the data here and be sure to pay Oricon a visit! Below is the full Top 10 list:


Light Novel Total Volume Sales Ranking (Top 10)

1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Novels
by (Original) Koyoharu Gotouge and (Novel) Aya Yajima

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Estimated number of copies sold: 1,199,863

2. Sword Art Online
by (Author) Kawahara Reki and (Illustration) abec

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Estimated number of copies sold: 377,493

3. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
by (Author) Fuse and (Illustration) Mitz Vah

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Estimated number of copies sold: 327,191

4. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
by (Author) Natsu Hyuuga and (Illustration) Touko Shino

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Estimated number of copies sold: 317,749

5. Overlord
by (Author) Kugane Maruyama and (Illustration) so-bin

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Estimated number of copies sold: 264,875

6. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
by (Author) Tappei Nagatsuki and (Illustration) Shinichirou Ootsuka

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Estimated number of copies sold: 264,458

7.  Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
by (Author) Wataru Watari and (Illustration) Ponkan⑧

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Estimated number of copies sold: 256,704

8. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
by (Author) Natsume Akatsuki and (Illustration) Kurone Mishima

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Estimated number of copies sold: 223,657

9. Seishun Buta Yarou Series
by (Author) Hajime Kamoshida and (Illustration) Keiji Mizoguchi

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Estimated number of copies sold: 173,391

10. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
by (Author) Shougo Kinugasa and (Illustration) Shunsaku Tomose

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Estimated number of copies sold: 150,689

Source: Light Novel Ranking


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