In recent years, the light novels have been at the center of interesting growth related in large part to the success of animated adaptations that are penetrating the industry, such as Slimy Life and overlords. By analyzing sales data, we can see which series will have the biggest impact on the industry in 2022.

Thanks to the data published by Oricon, related both to the sales of individual volumes and to the sales of the most purchased series from November 22, 2021 to November 20, 2022it is quite possible to get an idea of ​​the current situation of the light novel market.

Here are the 5 best-selling light novels of 2022:

  1. Suzume no Tojimari - 234,777 copies
  2. Overlord 16 - 158,391 copies
  3. Slime Life 19 - 158,202 copies
  4. Overlord 15 - 150,367 copies
  5. Lycoris Recoil - 142,610 copies

Here are the five best-selling light novel series of the year:

  1. Slime Life with 536,635 copies
  2. Classrooms of the Elite: Year 2 with 492,711 copies
  3. Overlord with 487,565 copies
  4. Classroom of the Elite with 338,932 copies
  5. Alya sometimes hides her feelings in Russian with 294,454 copies

An excellent result for Makoto Shinkai's latest work, Suzume no Tojimari, able to surpass already established series and for several years in the sector such as Slime Life, still classified as the most followed in the world, and Overlord, nearing completion. Double position in the standings for Classroom of the elite, psychological thriller written by Syougo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. And what light novels do you follow? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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