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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2013

posted on 2013-12-01 22:20 EST

This list covers sales surveyed from November 19, 2012 to November 17, 2013.

Rank Estimated Copies
Sold in Period
Title Publisher
Author
1 2,006,033 Sword Art Online ASCII Media Works
Story: Reki Kawahara 
Illustration: abec
2 1,051,305 Kagerō Days Enterbrain
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Illustration: Shizu
3 947,772 The irregular at magic high school ASCII Media Works
Story: Tsutomu Satou
Art: Kana Ishida
4 727,435 The Devil is a Part-Timer! ASCII Media Works
Story: Satoshi Wagahara
Art: 029
5 707,626 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Shogakukan
Story: Wataru Watari
Art: Ponkan8
6 650,692 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) ASCII Media Works
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura
7 618,026 Monogatari Series Kodansha
NisiOisin/VOFAN
8 612,472 Date A Live Fujimi Shobo
Koushi Tachibana/Tsunako
9 565,787 Kuroko's Basketball -Replace- Shueisha
Sawako Hirabayashi/Tadatoshi Fujimaki
10 546,142 Accel World ASCII Media Works
Reki Kawahara/HIMA
11 516,907 Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they? Kadokawa
Tarō Tatsunoko/Amanoyū
12 369,306 Strike the Blood ASCII Media Works
Gakuto Mikumo/Manyako
13 358,990 Infinite Stratos Overlap
Izuru Yumizuru/CHOCO
14 357,498 Oreimo ASCII Media Works
Tsukasa Fushimi/Hiro Kanzaki
15 346,173 High School DxD Fujimi Shobo
Ichiei Ishibumi/Miyama-Zero
16 290,715 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Media Factory
Yomi Hirasaka/Buriki
17 271,999 The Pet Girl of Sakurasou ASCII Media Works
Hajime Kamoshida/Keeji Mizoguchi
18 267,088 The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. (HENNEKO) Media Factory
Sou Sagara/Kantoku
19 235,532 Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts Enterbrain
Kenji Inoue/Yui Haga
20 198,895 Aria the Scarlet Ammo Media Factory
Chūgaku Akamatsu/Kobuichi
21 191,094 Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (Oreshura) SB Creative
Yūji Yūji/LLO
22 189,537 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Media Factory
Issei Hyōju
23 180,426 Unbreakable Machine-Doll Media Factory
Reiji Kaitō/LLO
24 178,154 Ryū-Goroshi no Sugosu Hibi Shufunotomo
Tona Akayuki/Midorifū
25 170,295 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Connect Media Factory
Yomi Hirasaka/Buriki
26 169,178 Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Bunko Edition Alphapolis
Takumi Yanai/Kurojishi
27 165,883 Genesis Series Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere ASCII Media Works
Minoru Kawakami/Satoyasu (TENKY)
28 158,304 Blue Exorcist Shueisha
Kazue Katō/Aya Yajima
29 157,423 Kotenbu Series Kadokawa
Honobu Yonezawa
30 155,964 A Certain Magical Index ASCII Media Works
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura

Source: Oricon


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