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Amazon.co.jp Posts 2008's Top Comics, Light Novels

posted on 2008-12-04 04:32 EST

The Japanese unit of the online retailer Amazon has announced on Tuesday its top 10 lists for the 12 months between December 2007 and November 2008. Nodame Cantabile repeated the success it had the previous year by topping the Japanese comic chart with its 20th volume. #2's Yotsuba&! volume 8 tied into an exclusve "Amazon.co.jp box version" of Revoltech Danbo Mini figure. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind benefited along with all things Hayao Miyazaki created as his latest film, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, stayed in the Japanese box office for months.

Similarly Zero no Tsukaima, Spice and Wolf, and Full Metal Panic! benefited from recent or ongoing anime releases to rank at the top of the light novel chart. In fact, of all ten light novel series on the chart, only two have no anime adaptations.

Japanese Books (Comics)

1 Nodame Cantabile #20 Tomoko Ninomiya Kodansha
2 Yotsuba&! #8 Kiyohiko Azuma ASCII MediaWorks
3 Wide Version: 7-Volume Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Set: Tolmekia Battle Version Hayao Miyazaki Tokuma Shoten
4 Fullmetal Alchemist #19 Hiromu Arakawa Square Enix
5 Saint Young Men #1 Hikaru Nakamura Kodansha
6 Negima! Magister Negi Magi #24 DVD-Bundled Limited First Edition Ken Akamatsu Kodansha
7 Pluto #6 Naoki Urasawa Shogakukan
8 DVD-Bundled Limited Initial Edition: Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei #15 Kôji Kumeta Kodansha
9 Rozen Maiden Shinsō-ban #7 Limited Initial Edition Peach-Pit Shueisha
10 Moyashimon #6 Limited Edition with Plush Figure Masayuki Ishikawa Kodansha
11 Hunter X Hunter No. 25 Yoshihiro Togashi Shueisha
12 One Piece #49 Eiichiro Oda Shueisha
13 Lucky Star #6 Kagami Yoshimizu Kadokawa Group Publishing
14 Black Lagoon #8 Rei Hiroe Shogakukan
15 Kyō no Nekomura-san #3 Yoriko Hoshi Magazine House
16 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin #17 Lalah Arc Part I Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Kadokawa Group Publishing
17 Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku Hideki Ohwada Takeshobo
18 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol. 9 Asa Higuchi Kodansha
19 Tsukihime #6 Type-Moon MediaWorks
20 Vagabond #28 Takehiko Inoue Kodansha

Japanese Books (Light Novels)

[The light novels are linked to their anime adaptations where applicable.]
1 Zero no Tsukaima #13 Noboru Yamaguchi Media Factory
2 Spice and Wolf Isuna Hasekura MediaWorks
3 Semaru Nick of Time: Full Metal Panic! Shoji Gatoh Fujimi Shobo
4 The Story of Saiunkoku: Reimei ni Kohaku wa Kirameku Sai Yukino Kadokawa Group Publishing
5 Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita Romeo Tanaka Shogakukan
6 Toaru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku Koroku Inumura Shogakukan
7 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Nagaru Tanigawa Kadokawa Shoten
8 Jaō Sairin: The Heroic Legend of Arslan #13 Yoshiki Tanaka Kobunsha
9 Maria-sama ga Miteru: Margaret ni Ribbon Oyuki Konno Shueisha
10 Toradora! #7 Yuyuko Takemiya ASCII MediaWorks

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