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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2012

posted on 2012-12-02 22:45 EST
8 SAO books in top 10 with Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index, Hyou-ka

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

Rank Estimated
Copies Sold
Title Publisher Release Date
Creators
1 368,089 Sword Art Online 1 ASCII Media Works 2009/04
Author: Reki Kawahara 
Illustration: abec
2 317,124 Sword Art Online 2 ASCII Media Works 2009/08
Reki Kawahara/abec
3 304,731 Sword Art Online 9 ASCII Media Works 2012/02
Reki Kawahara/abec
4 299,319 Sword Art Online 3 ASCII Media Works 2009/12
Reki Kawahara/abec
5 286,781 Sword Art Online 10 ASCII Media Works 2012/07
Reki Kawahara/abec
6 286,031 Sword Art Online 4 ASCII Media Works 2010/04
Reki Kawahara/abec
7 256,812 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 3 ASCII Media Works 2011/12
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura
8 256,003 Hyou-ka Kadokawa Group Publishing 2001/10
Honobu Yonezawa
9 249,531 Sword Art Online 5 ASCII Media Works 2010/08
Reki Kawahara/abec
10 248,944 Sword Art Online: Progressive 1 ASCII Media Works 2012/10
Reki Kawahara/abec
11 238,096 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends 8 Media Factory 2012/06
Yomi Hirasaka/Buriki
12 234,235 Sword Art Online 6 ASCII Media Works 2010/12
Reki Kawahara/abec
13 225,343 Kagerō Days -in a daze- Enterbrain 2012/05
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)/Jizu
14 221,681 Oreimo 10 ASCII Media Works 2012/04
Tsukasa Fushimi/Hiro Kanzaki
15 213,382 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 4 ASCII Media Works 2012/03
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura
16 211,803 Sword Art Online 7 ASCII Media Works 2011/04
Reki Kawahara/abec
17 206,810 Sword Art Online 8 ASCII Media Works 2011/08
Reki Kawahara/abec
18 203,672 Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 10 Enterbrain 2011/12
Kenji Inoue/Yui Haga
19 196,364 Oreimo 11 ASCII Media Works 2012/09
Tsukasa Fushimi/Hiro Kanzaki
20 187,129 Gusha no Endroll Kadokawa Group Publishing 2002/07
Honobu Yonezawa
21 178,722 Kagerō Days Ⅱ -a headphone actor- Enterbrain 2012/09
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)/Jizu
22 173,589 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 5 ASCII Media Works 2012/10
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura
23 169,291 Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 10.5 Enterbrain 2012/09
Yui Haga/Miwa Oshima
24 165,492 Kudryavka no Junban Kadokawa Group Publishing 2008/05
Honobu Yonezawa
25 158,612 To Mawari Suru Hina Kadokawa Group Publishing 2010/07
Honobu Yonezawa
26 133,564 Durarara!! ×11 ASCII Media Works 2012/05
Ryohgo Narita/Suzuhito Yasuda
27 129,807 Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei 4 ASCII Media Works 2011/12
Tsutomu Sajima/Kana Ishida/font>
28 128,955 Accel World 11 ASCII Media Works 2012/04
Reki Kawahara/HIMA
29 126,704 Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei 5 ASCII Media Works 2012/04
Tsutomu Sajima/Kana Ishida/font>
30 123,542 Accel World 10 ASCII Media Works 2011/12
Reki Kawahara/HIMA

Source: Oricon


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