Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!

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Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!
Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!.jpg
Cover of the first issue of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!.
CategoriesLight novels
FrequencyAnnually
PublisherTakarajimasha
First issueNovember 26, 2004
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (このライトノベルがすごい!, Kono Raito Noberu ga Sugoi!, lit. This Light Novel is Amazing!) is an annual light novel guide book published by Takarajimasha. The guide book publishes a list of the top ten most popular light novels according to readers polled on the Internet. An introduction to each of the works comes with each listing, along with an interview of the light novel's author or authors for first place. Many of the light novels that have been listed in this guide book were later adapted into anime series. Most of the light novels listed contain a series of volumes, but some single-volume light novels also get listed. The first release of the guide book was on November 26, 2004 and is the 2005 listing. The latest release is the 15th volume on November 24, 2018 and is the 2019 listing.

A Certain Magical Index has appeared in the top 10 in 10 out of 15 issues, while Sword Art Online has appeared in 9, Baka and Test has appeared in 6, and the Haruhi Suzumiya series, the Book Girl series, and the Monogatari series have all appeared in 5. A Certain Magical Index and Sword Art Online also hold the longest streak in the top 10, with 9 issues in a row each. My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected has been ranked first 3 times, more than any other series.

The guide book also ranks male characters, female characters and illustrators from all works released each year. Only on two occasions did a series rank first in all four lists in the same issue: A Certain Magical Index in 2011, and My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected in 2015.

Top 10 light novel rankings[edit]

2005–2009[edit]

Rank Title Author Artist Imprint
2005
01 Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
02 Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
03 Akuma no Mikata Hisamitsu Ueo Kaori Fujita Dengeki Bunko
04 Ryūketsu Megamiden Shinobu Suga Akari Funato Cobalt
05 Baccano! Ryohgo Narita Katsumi Enami Dengeki Bunko
06 Nana Hime Monogatari Wataru Takano Osamu Otani
07 Sora no Kane no Hibiku Hoshi de Soichiro Watase Minako Iwasaki
08 Allison Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi
09 Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan Masaki Okayu Torishimo
10 Chaos Legion Tow Ubukata Satoru Yuiga Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
2006
01 Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
02 Kino's Journey Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi Dengeki Bunko
03 Satōgashi no Dangan wa Uchinukenai Kazuki Sakuraba Fujimi Mystery Bunko
04 Sora no Kane no Hibiku Hoshi de Soichiro Watase Minako Iwasaki Dengeki Bunko
05 Owari no Chronicle (Ahead series) Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu
06 Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
07 Watashitachi no Tamura-kun Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
08 Saredo Sainin wa Ryū to Odoru Rabo Asai Kyūjyō Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
All You Need Is Kill Hiroshi Sakurazaka Yoshitoshi ABe Super Dash Bunko
10 Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora Tsumugu Hashimoto Keiji Yamamoto Dengeki Bunko
2007
01 Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura Dengeki Bunko
02 Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
03 Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
04 Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora Tsumugu Hashimoto Keiji Yamamoto Dengeki Bunko
05 Kino's Journey Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi
06 Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu
07 Owari no Chronicle (Ahead series) Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu
08 Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
09 Sora no Kane no Hibiku Hoshi de Soichiro Watase Minako Iwasaki Dengeki Bunko
10 Aruhi, Bakudan ga Ochitekite Hideyuki Furuhashi Yukari Higa
2008
01 Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
02 Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
03 Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
04 Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
05 Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura
06 Kino's Journey Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi
07 Mimizuku to Yoru no Ō Izuki Kogyoku Hiroo Isono
08 Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
09 Tasogareiro no Uta Tsukai series Kei Sazane Miho Takeoka Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
10 Shakugan no Shana Yashichiro Takahashi Noizi Ito Dengeki Bunko
2009
01 Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
02 Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
03 Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
04 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
05 Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura
06 Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
07 Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
08 Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji
09 Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan Hitoma Iruma Hidari Dengeki Bunko
10 Toaru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku Koroku Inumura Haruyuki Morisawa Gagaga Bunko

2010–2014[edit]

Rank Title Author Artist Imprint
2010
01 Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
02 Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
03 Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
04 Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
05 Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
06 Tasogareiro no Uta Tsukai series Sazane Kei Miho Takeoka
07 Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan Hitoma Iruma Hidari Dengeki Bunko
08 Ben-To Asaura Kaito Shibano Super Dash Bunko
09 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
10 Sōkyū no Karma Kōshi Tachibana Haruyuki Morisawa Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
2011
01 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J
03 Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
04 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
05 Ben-To Asaura Kaito Shibano Super Dash Bunko
06 Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
07 Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
08 Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
09 Durarara!! Ryohgo Narita Suzuhito Yasuda
10 Kami-sama no Memo-chō Hikaru Sugii Mel Kishida
2012
01 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
02 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
03 Ben-To Asaura Kaito Shibano Super Dash Bunko
04 Circlet Girl Satoshi Hase Miyū Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
05 Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
06 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J
07 Occultologic Tsukasa Nimeguchi Magomago Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
08 Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito
09 Idolising! Sakaki Hirozawa Cuteg Dengeki Bunko
10 Iris on Rainy Days Takeshi Matsuyama Hirasato
2013
01 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
02 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
03 Rokka no Yūsha Ishio Yamagata Miyagi Super Dash Bunko
04 Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
05 Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
06 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
07 Durarara!! Ryohgo Narita Suzuhito Yasuda Dengeki Bunko
08 Shinonome Yūko wa Tanpen Shōsetsu o Aishiteiru Bingo Morihashi Nardack Famitsu Bunko
09 Sakurada Reset Yutaka Kōno Yū Shiina Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
10 Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu Dengeki Bunko
2014
01 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
02 Alderamin on the Sky Bokuto Uno Sanbasō Dengeki Bunko
03 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
04 Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darou ka Fujino Omori Suzuhito Yasuda GA Bunko
05 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
06 The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Satoshi Wagahara Oniku
07 Tokyo Ravens Kōhei Azano Sumihei Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
08 Rokka no Yūsha Ishio Yamagata Miyagi Super Dash Bunko
09 Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
10 No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J

2015–2016[edit]

Rank Title Author Artist Imprint
2015
01 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
02 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
03 No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
04 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
05 Kōkyū Rakuen Kyūjō: Harem League Baseball Hiroshi Ishikawa Wingheart Super Dash Bunko
06 Zesshinkai no Solaris Rakiruchi Asagiri MF Bunko J
07 Escape Speed Nozomu Kuoka Gin Dengeki Bunko
08 Toaru Hikūshi e no Seiyaku Koroku Inumura Haruyuki Morisawa Gagaga Bunko
09 Kono Koi to, Sono Mirai Bingo Morihashi Nardack Famitsu Bunko
10 Alderamin on the Sky Bokuto Uno Sanbasō Dengeki Bunko
2016
01 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
02 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
03 Alderamin on the Sky Bokuto Uno Sanbasō
04 Eirun Last Code: Kakuu Sekai yori Senjou e Ryuunosuke Azuma Mikoto Akemi MF Bunko J
05 WorldEnd Akira Kareno ue Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
06 No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
07 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
08 Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darou ka Fujino Omori Suzuhito Yasuda GA Bunko
09 Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Fumiaki Maruto Kurehito Misaki Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
10 Escape Speed Nozomu Kuoka Gin Dengeki Bunko

2017–2019[edit]

Format Rank Title Author Artist Imprint
2017
Bunkobon
01 The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Shirow Shiratori Shirabi GA Bunko
02 Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Tappei Nagatsuki Shinichirou Ootsuka MF Bunko J
03 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
04 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
05 Goblin Slayer Kumo Kagyuu Noboru Kannatsuki GA Bunko
06 Melody Lyrik Idol Magik Hiroshi Ishikawa POO Dash X Bunko
07 Gamers! Sekina Aoi Saboten Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
08 Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Yūki Yaku Fly Gagaga Bunko
09 KonoSuba Natsume Akatsuki Kurone Mishima Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
10 Kono Koi to, Sono Mirai Bingo Morihashi Nardack Famitsu Bunko
Tankōbon
01 Overlord Kugane Maruyama so-bin
02 Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
03 So I'm a Spider, So What? Okina Baba Tsukasa Kiryū Kadokawa Books
04 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Rifujin na Magonote Shirotaka MF Books
05 Ascendance of a Bookworm Miya Kazuki Yō Shiina TO Books
06 Ninja Slayer Bradley Bond, Philip N. Morzez Warainaku
07 Kyūketsuki ni Natta Kimi wa Eien no Ai o Hajimeru: Long Long Engage Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka
08 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Fuse Mitz Vah GC Novels
09 Bōkyaku Tantei series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha BOX
10 Kono Sekai ga Game da to Boku dake ga Shitteiru Usbar Ichizen
2018
Bunkobon
01 The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Shirow Shiratori Shirabi GA Bunko
02 86 -Eighty-Six- Asato Asato Shirabi Dengeki Bunko
03 Infinite Dendrogram Sakon Kaidō Taiki HJ Bunko
04 Tsuki to Raika to Nosferatu Keisuke Masano Karei Gagaga Bunko
05 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
06 Bokutachi no Remake Nachi Kio Erette MF Bunko J
07 Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Yūki Yaku Fly Gagaga Bunko
08 Gamers! Sekina Aoi Saboten Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
09 Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darou ka Fujino Omori Suzuhito Yasuda GA Bunko
10 A Sister's All You Need Yomi Hirasaka Kantoku Gagaga Bunko
Tankōbon
01 Ascendance of a Bookworm Miya Kazuki Yō Shiina TO Books
02 So I'm a Spider, So What? Okina Baba Tsukasa Kiryū Kadokawa Books
03 The Saga of Tanya the Evil Carlo Zen Shinobu Shinotsuki Enterbrain
04 Overlord Kugane Maruyama so-bin
05 Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
06 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Fuse Mitz Vah GC Novels
07 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Rifujin na Magonote Shirotaka MF Books
08 Yokohama Eki SF Yuba Isukari Tatsuyuki Tanaka Kadokawa Books
09 Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina Jogi Shiraishi Azul GA Bunko
10 If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Chirolu Kei HJ Books
2019
Bunkobon
01 Sabikui Bisco Shinji Kobukubo Akagishi K Dengeki Bunko
02 The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! Shirow Shiratori Shirabi GA Bunko
03 Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Yūki Yaku Fly Gagaga Bunko
04 Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirou Shimesaba Booota Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
05 86 -Eighty-Six- Asato Asato Shirabi Dengeki Bunko
06 Classroom of the Elite Shōgo Kinugasa Shunsaku Tomose MF Bunko J
07 Bokutachi no Remake Nachi Kio Eretto
08 Sankaku no Kyori wa Kagiri Nai Zero Saginomiya Misaki Hiten Dengeki Bunko
09 A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
10 Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
Tankōbon
01 Ascendance of a Bookworm Miya Kazuki You Shiina TO Books
02 Umibe no Byōin de Kanojo to Hanashita Ikutsuka no Koto Hakushina Ishikawa Mai Yoneyama
03 Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
04 Overlord Kugane Maruyama so-bin
05 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Fuse Mitz Vah GC Novels
06 Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina Jogi Shiraishi Azul GA Bunko
07 JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Ko Hiratori Shimano
08 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Rifujin na Magonote Shirotaka MF Books
09 I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Kisetsu Morita Benio GA Bunko
10 So I'm a Spider, So What? Okina Baba Tsukasa Kiryū Kadokawa Books

Top 10 female characters rankings[edit]

Year Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2005 Dokuro Mitsukai Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan Masaki Okayu Torishimo Dengeki Bunko
2006 Kino Kino's Journey Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi
2007 Holo Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura
2008 Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
2009 Tohko Amano Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
2010 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 Yukino Yukinoshita Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
2016 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
2017
2018
2019

2005–2009[edit]

Rank Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2005
01 Dokuro Mitsukai Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan Masaki Okayu Torishimo Dengeki Bunko
02 Yomiko Readman Read or Die Hideyuki Kurata Taraku Uon Super Dash Bunko
03 Yuki Nagato Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
04 Haruhi Suzumiya
05 Allison Whittington Allison Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi Dengeki Bunko
06 Tazusa Sakurano Ginban Kaleidoscope Rei Kaibara Hiro Suzuhira Super Dash Bunko
07 Sorasumihime Nanahime Monogatari Kazu Takano Osamu Otani Dengeki Bunko
08 Victorique de Blois Gosick Kazuki Sakuraba Hinata Takeda Kadokawa Beans Bunko
09 Shana Shakugan no Shana Yashichiro Takahashi Noizi Ito Dengeki Bunko
10 Danatia Aryl Ankurouge Rakuen no Majo Tachi Satomi Kikawa Mūnī Mutchiri Cobalt Bunko
2006
01 Kino Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi Dengeki Bunko
02 Yuki Nagato Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
03 Victorique de Blois Gosick Kazuki Sakuraba Hinata Takeda Kadokawa Beans Bunko
04 Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
05 Shana Shakugan no Shana Yashichiro Takahashi Noizi Ito Dengeki Bunko
06 Rika Akiba Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora Tsumugu Hashimoto Keiji Yamamoto
07 Hiroka Sōma Watashitachi no Tamura-kun Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu
08 Yomiko Togano Missing Gakuto Coda Shin Midorigawa
09 Kaho Sakazaki Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō Hiroshi Sakurazaka Miki Miyashita Super Dash Bunko
10 Eguriko Gankyū Mushi to Medama series Akira Mitsuki Mouse MF Bunko J
2007
01 Holo Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura Dengeki Bunko
02 Yuki Nagato Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
03 Haruhi Suzumiya
04 Tohko Amano Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
05 Kino Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi Dengeki Bunko
06 Taiga Aisaka Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu
07 Rika Akiba Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora Tsumugu Hashimoto Keiji Yamamoto
08 Victorique de Blois Gosick Kazuki Sakuraba Hinata Takeda Kadokawa Beans Bunko
09 Shana Shakugan no Shana Yashichiro Takahashi Noizi Ito Dengeki Bunko
10 Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière Zero no Tsukaima Noboru Yamaguchi Eiji Usatsuka MF Bunko J
2008
01 Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
02 Tohko Amano Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
03 Yuki Nagato Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
04 Holo Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura Dengeki Bunko
05 Kaname Chidori Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shiki Douji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
06 Kino Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi Dengeki Bunko
07 Hitagi Senjōgahara Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
08 Nanase Kotobuki Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
09 Teletha Testarossa Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shiki Douji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
10 Taiga Aisaka Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
2009
01 Tohko Amano Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
02 Holo Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura Dengeki Bunko
03 Taiga Aisaka Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu
04 Nanase Kotobuki Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
05 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
06 Kino Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi
07 Hitagi Senjōgahara Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
08 Kluele Sophi Net Tasogareiro no Uta Tsukai series Sazane Kei Miho Takeoka Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
09 Shana Shakugan no Shana Yashichiro Takahashi Noizi Ito Dengeki Bunko
10 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko

2010–2014[edit]

Rank Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2010
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Tohko Amano Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
03 Nanase Kotobuki
04 Hitagi Senjōgahara Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
05 Taiga Aisaka Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
06 Karuma Takasaki Sōkyū no Karuma Kōshi Tachibana Haruyuki Morisawa Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
07 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
08 Kino Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- Keiichi Sigsawa Kouhaku Kuroboshi Dengeki Bunko
09 Kluele Sophi Net Tasogareiro no Uta Tsukai series Sazane Kei Miho Takeoka Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
10 Holo Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura Dengeki Bunko
2011
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Yūko Shionji / Alice Kami-sama no Memo-chō Hikaru Sugii Mel Kishida
03 Index Librorum Prohibitorum A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
04 Sena Kashiwazaki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J
05 Tohko Amano Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
06 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
07 Itsuwa A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
08 Hitagi Senjōgahara Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
09 Erio Tōwa Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Hitoma Iruma Buriki Dengeki Bunko
10 Nanase Kotobuki Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
2012
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
03 Sena Kashiwazaki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J
04 Ruri Goko / Kuroneko Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
05 Yūko Shionji / Alice Kami-sama no Memo-chō Hikaru Sugii Mel Kishida
06 Himeko Inaba Kokoro Connect Sadanatsu Anda Shiromizakana Famitsu Bunko
07 Hitagi Senjōgahara Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
Kirino Kousaka Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
09 Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
10 Yozora Mikazuki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J
2013
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
03 Himeko Inaba Kokoro Connect Sadanatsu Anda Shiromizakana Famitsu Bunko
04 Kuroyukihime Accel World Reki Kawahara HiMA Dengeki Bunko
05 Sena Kashiwazaki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J
06 Ruri Goko / Kuroneko Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
07 Shino Asada / Sinon Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
08 Yukino Yukinoshita Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
09 Kirino Kousaka Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
10 Yozora Mikazuki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J
2014
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Yukino Yukinoshita Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
03 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
04 Yui Yuigahama Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
05 Index Librorum Prohibitorum A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
06 Kirino Kousaka Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki
07 Ayase Aragaki
08 Shino Asada / Sinon Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
09 Miyuki Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satō Kana Ishida
10 Yozora Mikazuki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Yomi Hirasaka Buriki MF Bunko J

2015–2019[edit]

Rank Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2015
01 Yukino Yukinoshita Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
02 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
03 Yui Yuigahama Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
04 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
05 Othinus A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
06 Index Librorum Prohibitorum
07 Shino Asada / Sinon Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
08 Komachi Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
09 Misaki Shokuhō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
10 Shiro No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
2016
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Yukino Yukinoshita Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
03 Iroha Ishhiki
04 Yui Yuigahama
05 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
06 Megumi Katou Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fumiaki Maruto Kurehito Misaki Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
07 Shiro No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
08 Miyuki Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satō Kana Ishida Dengeki Bunko
09 Othinus A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
10 Index Librorum Prohibitorum
2017
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Rem Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tappei Nagatsuki Shinichirou Ootsuka MF Bunko J
03 Megumin Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Natsume Akatsuki Kurone Mishima Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
04 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
05 Yukino Yukinoshita Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
06 Megumi Katou Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fumiaki Maruto Kurehito Misaki Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
07 White Queen Mitou Shoukan:// Blood-Sign Kazuma Kamachi Waki Ikawa Dengeki Bunko
08 Emilia Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tappei Nagatsuki Shinichirou Ootsuka MF Bunko J
09 Index Librorum Prohibitorum A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
10 Othinus
2018
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Maine Honzuki no Gekokujou Miya Kazuki You Shiina Nico Nico Seiga
03 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
04 Mai Sakurajima Seishun Buta Yarou series Hajime Kamoshida Keeji Mizoguchi
05 Megumi Katou Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fumiaki Maruto Kurehito Misaki Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
06 Yukino Yukinoshita Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
07 Yui Yuigahama
08 Rem Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tappei Nagatsuki Shinichirou Ootsuka MF Bunko J
09 Iroha Isshiki Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
10 Othinus A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
2019
01 Mikoto Misaka A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Vladilena Mirizé 86 Asato Asato Shirabi
03 Asuna Yūki / Asuna Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
04 Ginko Sora Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Shirou Shiratori Shirabi Softbank Creative
05 Maine Honzuki no Gekokujou Miya Kazuki You Shiina Nico Nico Seiga
06 Minami Nanami Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun Yaku Yuuki Fly Gagaga Bunko
07 Mai Sakurajima Seishun Buta Yarou Hajime Kamoshida Keeji Mizoguchi ASCII Media Works
08 Kei Karuizawa Classroom of the Elite Shōgo Kinugasa Shunsaku Tomose MF Bunko J
09 Ai Yashajin Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Shirou Shiratori Shirabi Softbank Creative
10 Elaina Majo no Tabitabi Shiraishi Jougi Azuuru

Top 10 male characters rankings[edit]

Year Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2005 I Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
2006
2007 Mikoto Sayama Owari no Chronicle (Ahead series) Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu Dengeki Bunko
2008 Sousuke Sagara Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
2009 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
2010
2011 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
2012 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
2013
2014 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
2015
2016
2017 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
2018 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
2019 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko

2005–2009[edit]

Rank Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2005
01 I Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
02 Sousuke Sagara Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
03 Mikoto Sayama Owari no Chronicle (Ahead series) Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu Dengeki Bunko
04 Orphen Majutsushi Orphen Yoshinobu Akita Yuuya Kusaka Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
05 Maisaka Ryi Beat no Discipline Kouhei Kadono Kouji Ogata Dengeki Bunko
06 Kei Monobe D Crackers Kōhei Azano Hisato Murasaki Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
07 Elion Harmonizer-Elion Yoru Yoshimura Tsukasa Kotobuki
08 Maido B. Garnash Detamaka Kazuyuki Takami Chiyoko Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
09 Ferio Aruseifu Soranokane no Hibiku Wakusei de Soichiro Watase Minako Iwasaki Dengeki Bunko
10 Dr. Kishida Ariel Yūichi Sasamoto Masahisa Suzuki Sonorama Bunko
2006
01 I Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
02 Mikoto Sayama Owari no Chronicle (Ahead series) Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu Dengeki Bunko
03 Gaius Levina Sorel Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru Asai Labo Miyagi Gagaga Bunko
04 Sousuke Sagara Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
05 Shizuo Heiwajima Durarara!! Ryohgo Narita Suzuhito Yasuda Dengeki Bunko
06 Hitoshiki Zerozaki Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
07 Yuri Shibuya Kyo Kara Maoh! Tomo Takabayashi Temari Matsumoto Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
08 Abel Nightroad Trinity Blood Sunao Yoshida Thores Shibamoto
09 Conrad / Conrart Weller Kyo Kara Maoh! Tomo Takabayashi Temari Matsumoto
10 Daisuke Kusuriya Mushi-Uta Kyouhei Iwai Ruroo
2007
01 Mikoto Sayama Owari no Chronicle (Ahead series) Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu Dengeki Bunko
02 I Zaregoto series Nisio Isin Take Kodansha Novels
03 Hitoshiki Zerozaki
04 Shizuo Heiwajima Durarara!! Ryohgo Narita Suzuhito Yasuda Dengeki Bunko
05 Sousuke Sagara Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
06 Kyon Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
07 Gaius Levina Sorel Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru Asai Labo Miyagi Gagaga Bunko
08 Izaya Orihara Durarara!! Ryohgo Narita Suzuhito Yasuda Dengeki Bunko
09 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
10 Daisuke Kusuriya Mushi-Uta Kyouhei Iwai Ruroo Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
2008
01 Sousuke Sagara Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
02 Kyon Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
03 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
04 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
05 Ryūji Takasu Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
06 Daisuke Kusuriya Mushi-Uta Kyouhei Iwai Ruroo Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
07 Konoha Inoue Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
08 Saito Hiraga Zero no Tsukaima Noboru Yamaguchi Eiji Usatsuka MF Bunko J
09 Kraft Lawrence Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura Dengeki Bunko
10 Kurz Weber Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
2009
01 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
02 Ryūji Takasu Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
03 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
04 Sousuke Sagara Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
05 Konoha Inoue Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
06 Koyomi Araragi Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
07 Mii-kun Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan Hitoma Iruma Hidari Dengeki Bunko
08 Akihisa Yoshii Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
09 Kraft Lawrence Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura Jū Ayakura Dengeki Bunko
10 Ken Sugisaki Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko

2010–2014[edit]

Rank Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2010
01 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
02 Koyomi Araragi Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
03 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
04 Mii-kun Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan Hitoma Iruma Hidari
05 Ken Sugisaki Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
06 Ryūji Takasu Toradora! Yuyuko Takemiya Yasu Dengeki Bunko
07 Konoha Inoue Book Girl series Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko
08 Neight Yehlemihas Tasogareiro no Uta Tsukai series Kei Sazane Miho Takeoka Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
09 Hideo Kawamura Sentō Jōsai Masurawo Tomoaki Hayashi Yumehito Ueda Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
10 Akihisa Yoshii Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
2011
01 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Accelerator
03 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
04 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
05 You Satou Ben-To Asaura Kaito Shibano Super Dash Bunko
06 Sousuke Sagara Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Shikidouji Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
07 Koyomi Araragi Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
08 Ken Sugisaki Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
09 Mii-kun Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan Hitoma Iruma Hidari Dengeki Bunko
10 Shizuo Heiwajima Durarara!! Ryohgo Narita Suzuhito Yasuda
2012
01 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
02 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
03 Koyomi Araragi Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
04 Accelerator A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
05 You Satou Ben-To Asaura Kaito Shibano Super Dash Bunko
06 Hideyoshi Kinoshita Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
07 Kyousuke Kousaka Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
08 Kyon Haruhi Suzumiya series Nagaru Tanigawa Noizi Ito Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
09 Akihisa Yoshii Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Kenji Inoue Yui Haga Famitsu Bunko
10 Ken Sugisaki Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
2013
01 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
02 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
03 Accelerator
04 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
05 Kyousuke Kousaka Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki Dengeki Bunko
06 Koyomi Araragi Monogatari series Nisio Isin Vofan Kodansha Box
07 Tatsuya Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satou Kana Ishida Dengeki Bunko
08 You Satou Ben-To Asaura Kaito Shibano Super Dash Bunko
09 Ken Sugisaki Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
10 Toori Aoi Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Minoru Kawakami Satoyasu Dengeki Bunko
2014
01 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
02 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
03 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
04 Accelerator A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
05 Sadao Maō The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Satoshi Wagahara Oniku
06 Kyousuke Kousaka Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Tsukasa Fushimi Hiro Kanzaki
07 Izayoi Sakamaki Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sō Desu yo? Tarō Tatsunoko Yū Amano Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
08 Tatsuya Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satou Kana Ishida Dengeki Bunko
09 Ken Sugisaki Seitokai no Ichizon series Sekina Aoi Kira Inugami Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
10 Koremitsu Akagi Hikaru ga Chikyū ni Itakoro Mizuki Nomura Miho Takeoka Famitsu Bunko

2015–2019[edit]

Rank Character Title Author Artist Imprint
2015
01 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
02 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
03 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
04 Accelerator A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
05 Tatsuya Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satou Kana Ishida
06 Sora No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
07 Rentarō Satomi Black Bullet Shiden Kanzaki Saki Ukai Dengeki Bunko
08 Bell Cranel Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka? Fujino Ōmori Suzuhito Yasuda GA Bunko
09 Saika Totsuka Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
10 Ikuta Soroku Alderamin on the Sky Bokuto Uno Sanbasō Dengeki Bunko
2016
01 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
02 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
03 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
04 Accelerator
05 Tatsuya Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satou Kana Ishida
06 Sora No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
07 Bell Cranel Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka? Fujino Ōmori Suzuhito Yasuda GA Bunko
08 Saika Totsuka Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
09 Sakuta Azusagawa Seishun Buta Yarō series Hajime Kamoshida Keiji Mizoguchi Dengeki Bunko
10 Sadao Maō The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Satoshi Wagahara Oniku
2017
01 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec
03 Accelerator A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
04 Subaru Natsuki Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tappei Nagatsuki Shinichirou Ootsuka MF Bunko J
05 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
06 Ninja Slayer / Kenji Fujikido Ninja Slayer series Bradley Bond
Philip Ninj@ Morzez
Warainaku Enterbrain
07 Tatsuya Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satou Kana Ishida Dengeki Bunko
08 Kazuma Satou Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Natsume Akatsuki Kurone Mishima Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
09 Sora No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
10 Kyousuke Shiroyama Mitou Shoukan:// Blood-Sign Kazuma Kamachi Waki Ikawa Dengeki Bunko
2018
01 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
02 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
03 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
04 Tatsuya Shiba The Irregular at Magic High School Tsutomu Satou Kana Ishida
05 Accelerator A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
06 Sora No Game No Life Yū Kamiya MF Bunko J
07 Subaru Natsuki Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Tappei Nagatsuki Shinichirou Ootsuka
08 Ferdinand Honzuki no Gekokujou Miya Kazuki You Shiina Nico Nico Seiga
09 Kazuma Satou Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Natsume Akatsuki Kurone Mishima Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
10 Kiyotaka Ayanokouji Classroom of the Elite Shōgo Kinugasa Shunsaku Tomose MF Bunko J
2019
01 Tōma Kamijō A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura Dengeki Bunko
02 Hachiman Hikigaya Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Wataru Watari Ponkan8 Gagaga Bunko
03 Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara Abec Dengeki Bunko
04 Kiyotaka Ayanokouji Classroom of the Elite Shōgo Kinugasa Shunsaku Tomose MF Bunko J
05 Shinei Nouzen 86 -Eighty-Six Asato Asato Shirabi Dengeki Bunko
06 Accelerator A Certain Magical Index Kazuma Kamachi Kiyotaka Haimura
07 Rio Seirei Gensouki Yuri Kitayama Riv Hobby Japan
08 Bisco Akaboshi Sabikui Bisco Shinji Kobukubo Akagishi K Dengeki Bunko
09 Kazuma Satou Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Natsume Akatsuki Kurone Mishima Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
10 Bell Cranel Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka? Fujino Ōmori Suzuhito Yasuda GA Bunko

Top 10 illustrator rankings[edit]

2010–2014[edit]

Rank Artist Notable works
2010
01 Miho Takeoka Book Girl, Tasogareiro no Utatsukai
02 Noizi Ito Shakugan no Shana, Haruhi Suzumiya series
03 Hidari Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan
04 Yui Haga Baka to Test to Shōkanjū
05 Meru Kishida Kami-sama no Memo-chō
06 Buriki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
07 Kouhaku Kuroboshi Kino's Journey, Lillia and Treize, Meg and Seron
08 Kira Inugami Seitokai no Ichizon series
09 Ryō Ueda Sayonara Piano Sonata
10 Yasu Toradora!
2011
01 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
02 Buriki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
03 Miho Takeoka Book Girl, Tasogareiro no Utatsukai
04 Meru Kishida Kami-sama no Memo-chō
05 Hidari Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan
06 Abec Sword Art Online
07 Noizi Ito Shakugan no Shana, Haruhi Suzumiya series
08 Yui Haga Baka to Test to Shōkanjū
09 Kira Inugami Seitokai no Ichizon series
10 Suzuhito Yasuda Durarara!!
2012
01 Buriki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
02 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
03 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
04 Meru Kishida Kami-sama no Memo-chō
05 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
06 Miho Takeoka Book Girl, Tasogareiro no Utatsukai
07 Noizi Ito Shakugan no Shana, Haruhi Suzumiya series
08 Shiromizakana Kokoro Connect, Tobira no Soto
09 Hiro Kanzaki Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
10 Hidari Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan
2013
01 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
02 Buriki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
03 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
04 Shiromizakana Kokoro Connect, Tobira no Soto
05 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
06 Ponkan8 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
07 Miho Takeoka Book Girl, Tasogareiro no Utatsukai
08 Meru Kishida Kami-sama no Memo-chō
09 Hiro Kanzaki Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
09 Kobuichi Aria the Scarlet Ammo
2014
01 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
02 Ponkan8 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
03 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
04 Buriki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
05 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
06 Tsunako Date A Live
07 Miho Takeoka Book Girl, Tasogareiro no Utatsukai
08 Hiro Kanzaki Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
09 Saki Ukai Black Bullet
10 Suzuhito Yasuda Durarara!!

2015–2019[edit]

Rank Artist Notable works
2015
01 Ponkan8 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
02 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
03 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
04 Buriki Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
05 Saki Ukai Black Bullet
06 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
07 Miho Takeoka Book Girl, Tasogareiro no Utatsukai, Hikaru ga Chikyū ni Itakoro
08 Yū Kamiya No Game No Life
09 Suzuhito Yasuda Durarara!!, Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka?
10 Tsunako Date A Live
2016
01 Ponkan8 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
02 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
03 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
04 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
05 Kurehito Misaki Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
06 Suzuhito Yasuda Durarara!!, Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka?
07 Yū Kamiya No Game No Life
08 Kurone Mishima Rokudenashi no Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
09 Tsunako Date A Live
10 Saki Ukai Black Bullet
2017
01 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
02 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
03 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
04 Kurone Mishima Rokudenashi no Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
05 Warainaku Ninja Slayer
06 Ponkan8 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
07 Kurehito Misaki Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
08 Shirabi Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
09 Shinichirou Ootsuka Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
10 Saki Ukai Black Bullet
2018
01 Kiyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
02 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
03 Kurone Mishima Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
04 Ponkan8 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
05 Keeji Mizoguchi Seishun Buta Yarō series
06 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
07 Kurehito Misaki Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
08 Shirabi Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
09 Saki Ukai Black Bullet
10 Hiro Kanzaki Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Eromanga Sensei
2019
01 Shirabi Ryou no Oshigoto, 86
02 Kyotaka Haimura A Certain Magical Index
03 Fly Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun
04 Kantoku Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
05 Kurone Mishima Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
06 Keiji Mizoguchi Seishun Buta Yarō series
07 Abec Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Progressive
08 Saki Ukai Black Bullet, Isekai Goumon-hime
09 Riv Seirei Gensouki
10 Shunsaku Tomose Classroom of the Elite

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References[edit]

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  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2006 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 26, 2005. ISBN 978-4-7966-5012-0.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2007 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 21, 2006. ISBN 978-4-7966-5559-0.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2008 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 21, 2007. ISBN 978-4-7966-6140-9.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2009 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 22, 2008. ISBN 978-4-7966-6695-4.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2010 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 21, 2009. ISBN 978-4-7966-7490-4.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2011 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 19, 2010. ISBN 978-4-7966-7963-3.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2012 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 19, 2011. ISBN 978-4-7966-8716-4.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2013 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 19, 2012. ISBN 978-4-8002-0357-1.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2014 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 20, 2013. ISBN 978-4-8002-1954-1.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2015 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 21, 2014. ISBN 978-4-8002-3373-8.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2016 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 21, 2015. ISBN 978-4-8002-4766-7.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2017 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 24, 2016. ISBN 978-4-8002-6345-2.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2018 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 25, 2017. ISBN 978-4-8002-7798-5.
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2019 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 24, 2018. ISBN 978-4-8002-9044-1.