The year 2023 is halfway gone, and our beloved seasonal anime have also ended. Although there is always an entertaining perk of finding out which manga or light novel series are trending in japan.
Usually, when a manga or light novel series gets an anime adaptation, it fuels the popularity of the source material as people cannot wait to watch what is going to happen in the series. Hence, after an anime adaptation, the manga or light novel series skyrockets in sales.
Well, lucky for us Oricon, a Japanese company known for its sales statistics charts, revealed a list of best-selling manga and light novels for the first half of 2023. And the one light novel series that is dominating in Japan is Saekisan’s ‘The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten,’ with a total of 389,315 physical copies sold.
The Angel Next Door Spoils Me The Rotten Light Novel series began serializing on June 19, 2019, and the 8th volume was released on January 14, 2023, although the series is on hiatus now.
Besides the top light novel series, ‘The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten’, the runner-up series includes:
|Novel Blue Lock Tatakai no Mae, Bokura wa||Muneyuki/Momo Moegi||213,779|
|Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian||Sunsunsun||204,770|
|Classroom of the Elite: Year 2||Syougo||183,668|
|The Apothecary Diaries||Natsu Hyuga||163,677|
|Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?||Fujino Omori||163,538|
Other than these series, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Hoshi no Kirby,and Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill are also among the best-selling light novel series in Japan.
So, grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for some binge watching or reading. With so many options to choose from, your next favorite anime or manga/light novel could be just a few clicks away.
About The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Ma ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken) is a light novel series by Saekisan and illustrated by Hanekoto. It started publishing online on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in December 2018 and then by SB Creative in June 2019.
It features a sweet high school love story of neighbors and schoolmates, Amane Fujimiya and Mahiru Shiina. Fujimiya is an average student, while Mahiru is the school’s angel, and fate leads the two to become closer than ever.