Oricon’s 2023 best-selling light novel list has been revealed with two winners, depending on how viewers view the data. Because Oricon classifies My Happy Marriage as a book and not a light novel, its massive sales of 907,087 copies were not included in the list. Otherwise it would have ranked #1. The book sale period is from December 5, 2023 to November 27, 2023. Below is the list of Oricon’s best-selling light novels of 2023:
The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten – 526,3931The Apothecary Diaries – 462,833Suzume – 400,769Second Year Elite Class – 379,878That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime – 318,749Alya Sometimes Hides Her Emotions in Russian – 312,524Blue Lock: Tatakai no Mae, Bokura wa – 294,993Danmachi – 264,599Kirby – 251,828 I have a Cheat Skill in another world that also becomes unmatched in the real world – 161,440©Akumi Agitogi, Tsukiho Tsukioka/KADOKAWA© Saekisan, SB Creative
It is clear from the list that many of the novels listed also coincide with anime adaptations released in 2023. Many of these series are once again expected to receive a boost next year thanks to Upcoming anime series and sequels, including:
International fans can watch My Happy Marriage from English-language licensor Yen Press. Volume 1 of the series has the description:
IS THIS MARRIAGE A Blessing? OR A PRAYER? Born without talent into a noble family known for its supernatural abilities, Miyo Saimori was forced into slavery by her abusive stepmother. However, when Miyo finally reaches marriageable age, her hopes of a better life are shattered after she discovers the identity of her fiancé: Kiyoka Kudou, a cold-looking commander. So cruel and cruel that his previous brides all ran away within three days. about their participation. With no home to return to, Miyo resigns herself to her fate—and quickly realizes that her pale, beautiful husband-to-be is nothing more than the monster she expected him to be. As they gradually open their hearts to each other, they both realize the other could be their chance to find true love and happiness.
Are you curious about the Angel Next Door Spoiling Me? Yen Press also licensed the series and describes the first volume:
A GREAT MEETING! Mahiru is a beautiful girl called “angel” by her classmates. Not only is she a star athlete with perfect grades—she’s also incredibly beautiful. Amane, an ordinary guy and self-proclaimed lazy person, has never thought much about divine beauty even though he studied in the same school. However, everything changes when he accidentally sees Mahiru sitting alone in the park in the middle of a rainstorm. Thus begins the strange relationship between this unlikely couple!
My happy marriage – 907,087 ↩︎