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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2012

posted on 2012-12-02 22:10 EST

This list covers sales surveyed from November 21, 2011 to November 18, 2012.

Rank Cover Series Creators Publisher Estimated
Copies Sold
1 Sword Art Online Author: Reki Kawahara 
Illustration: abec
ASCII Media Works 2,764,454
2 Accel World Reki Kawahara/HIMA ASCII Media Works 1,033,906
3 Kotenbu (Classic Literature Club) Series (Hyou-ka) Honobu Yonezawa Kadokawa Group Publishing 767,236
4 Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Tsutomu Sajima/Kana Ishida ASCII Media Works 696,322
5 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura ASCII Media Works 686,467
6 High School DxD Ichiei Ishibumi/Miyama-Zero Fujimi Shobo 654,224
7 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Yomi Hirasaka/Buriki Media Factory 620,972
8 Oreimo Tsukasa Fushimi/Hiro Kanzaki ASCII Media Works 544,507
9 Oda Nobuna no Yabō Mikage Kasuga/Miyama-Zero SoftBank Creative 450,794
10 Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! Tomohiro Matsu/Yuka Nakajima Shueisha 447,053

Rank Estimated
Copies Sold
Title Publisher
Creators
11 425,343 Aria the Scarlet Ammo Media Factory
Chūgaku Akamatsu/Kobuichi
12 411,380 Kokoro Connect Enterbrain
Sadanatsu Anda/Shiromizakana
13 409,949 Genesis Series Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere ASCII Media Works
Minoru Kawakami/Satoyasu (TENKY)
14 404,065 Kagerō Days (link) Enterbrain
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)/Jizu
15 369,703 Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos SoftBank Creative
Manta Aisora/Koin
16 349,496 Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts Enterbrain
Yui Haga/Miwa Oshima
17 300,996 Date A Live Fujimi Shobo
Kōshi Tachibana/Tsunako
18 278,103 The Pet Girl of Sakurasou ASCII Media Works
Hajime Kamoshida/Keeji Mizoguchi
19 277,048 Campione! Shueisha
Jō Takezuki/Sikorsky
20 265,512 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne Media Factory
Daisuke Suzuki/Gekka Urū

Source: Oricon


This article has a follow-up: Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2012 (2012-12-02 22:45)
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