‘Winter 2021 Anime Original Book Ranking’ has been announced on ‘honto’, a hybrid-type book store, targeted at the original comics or light novels of the animes which are scheduled to be broadcast from January 2021.
The ranking is based on the book sales on the hybrid-type book store honto(online book/e-book store at honto, Maruzen, Junkudo Shoten, Bunkyodo, etc.) from January 1 to December 15, 2021.
*It is subjected to the works whose broadcast was scheduled by December 15, 2020 (including 2nd cour and after).
1st place went to “Jujutsu Kaisen” with 9 volumes. This work is based on a dark fantasy depicting battles over a curse which has been serialized on ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’. The sales of the original comics have soared dramatically after the anime adaptation was released, and they exceeded 15 million copies. Female purchase ratio has exceeded the male, which boosts its popularity.
2nd place went to “The Promised Neverland” with 17 volumes. The story depicts the children who grew up in an orphanage facing up to their cruel fate. Mystery of uncovering the riddles and fierce and thrilling development attract the fans. Compared to the other works, it has higher support ratings by the readers in their 40s or 50s.
3rd place went to “World Trigger” with 22 volumes. It is an SF action depicting “Neighbors”, the visitors from another world, and “Border”, the National Defense Agency, growing up through the battles. 2nd season will be broadcast soon, and 3rd season was announced to be produced. The fans’ expectations are growing.
4th place went to “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” with 14 volumes, 5th to “The Quintessential Quintuplets” with 13 volumes, 6th to “Dr. Stone” with 14 volumes, 7th to “Laid-Back Camp” with 9 volumes, 8th”The Seven Deadly Sins” with 40 volumes to, 9th to”Beastars” with 17 volumes, and 10th to “Horimiya” with 15 volumes.
Many popular works have been up on the winter 2021 anime ranking, most of which are from Jump.
‘Winter Anime Original Book Ranking’ Top 10
Written by Akutami Gege / Published by Shueisha
<2nd>“The Promised Neverland(17)”
Written by Shirai Kaiu, Illustrated by Demizu Posuka / Published by Shueisha
<3rd> “World Trigger(22)”
Written by Ashihara Daisuke / Published by Shueisha
<4th> “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime(14)”
Written by Fuse, Illustrated by Kawakami Taiki (Manga) and Mitz Vah (Others) / Published by Kodansha
<5th> “The Quintessential Quintuplets(13)”
Written by Haruba Negi / Published by Kodansha
<6th> “Dr. Stone(14)”
Written by Inagaki Riichiro, Illustrated by Boichi / Published by Shueisha
<7th> “Laid-Back Camp(9)”
Written by Afro / Published by Houbunsha
<8th> “The Seven Deadly Sins(40)”
Written by Suzuki Nakaba / Published by Kodansha
Written by Itagaki Paru / Published by Akita Shoten
Written by HERO, Illustrated by Hagiwara Daisuke / Published by Square Enix