Isekai Light Novels Dominate BookWalker’s Top 50 Best Selling Digital Ebooks

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Japanese eBook store BookWalker Global has released their annual Top 50 eBook download rankings of 2022. Among the most notable trends in the year is the prevalence of isekai light novels and manga series in the top 10 rankings. Many of the top 10 titles have recently released high-profile anime adaptations. The top 50 ranking list reflects downloads from November 1, 2021 to October 30, 2022 on BookWalker’s Global Store. 

The most popular titles rounding up the top 10 spots include:  

  1. 1. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light novel)
  2. 2. So I’m a Spider, So What? (Light novel)
  3. 3. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Light novel)
  4. 4. Ascendance of a Bookworm (Light novel)
  5. 5. Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Light novel)
  6. 6. Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Manga)
  7. 7. My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World (Light novel)
  8. 8. Overlord (Light novel)
  9. 9. Please Put Them On, Takamine-san (Manga)
  10. 10. Classroom of the Elite (Light novel)

Meanwhile, the rankings within 20-50 consist of: 

  1. 11. Disciple of the Lich: Or How I Was Cursed by the Gods and Dropped Into the Abyss! (Light novel)
  2. 12. How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Light novel)
  3. 13. Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG (Game book) 
  4. 14. Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight (Light novel) 
  5. 15. Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World (Light novel) 
  6. 16. I’ll Never Send a Selfie Again! (Manga)
  7. 17. Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (Light novel)
  8. 18. The Eminence in Shadow (Light novel) 
  9. 19. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat (Light novel) 
  10. 20. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Light novel) 
  11. 21. 86 EIGHTY-SIX (Light novel) 
  12. 22. In the Land of Leadale (Light novel) 
  13. 23. To Save the World, Can You Wake Up the Morning After with a Demi-Human? (Manga)
  14. 24. Survival in Another World with My Mistress! (Light novel) 
  15. 25. Reincarnated as a Sword (Light novel) 
  16. 26. Reborn as a Space Mercenary: I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship! (Light novel)
  17. 27. Hell Mode (Light novel)
  18. 28. Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin (Light novel)
  19. 29. This Is Screwed Up, but I Was Reincarnated as a GIRL in Another World! (Manga)
  20. 30. I’m the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire! (Light novel)
  21. 31. You Are My Princess (Manga)
  22. 32. Full Clearing Another World under a Goddess with Zero Believers (Light novel)
  23. 33. Ascendance of a Bookworm: Royal Academy Stories – First Year (Light novel)
  24. 34. The Executioner and Her Way of Life (Light novel)
  25. 35. Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Light novel)
  26. 36. Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 (Light novel)
  27. 37. Her Majesty’s Swarm (Light novel)
  28. 38. Orc Eroica (Light novel)
  29. 39. Black Summoner (Light novel)
  30. 40. The Great Cleric (Light novel)
  31. 41. Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade (Light novel)
  32. 42. Love After World Domination (Manga)
  33. 43. Double Your Pleasure – A Twin Yuri Anthology (Manga)
  34. 44. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Light novel)
  35. 45. Seirei Gensouki – Spirit Chronicles (Light novel)
  36. 46. Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (Light novel)
  37. 47. The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time (Light novel)
  38. 48. Magical Explorer (Light novel)
  39. 49. Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling (Light novel)
  40. 50. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady (Light novel)

Source: press release 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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