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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2013

posted on 2013-12-01 23:00 EST
Sword Art Online & Kagerō Days take top 5 spots, followed by Kuroko's Basketball, Monogatari, Oreimo

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

Rank Estimated Copies
Sold in Period
Title Publisher Release Date
Author
1 364,837 Sword Art Online 11 ASCII Media Works 2012/12
Story: Reki Kawahara 
Illustration: abec
2 349,827 Sword Art Online 12 ASCII Media Works 2013/04
Story: Reki Kawahara 
Illustration: abec
3 341,747 Kagerō Days III -the children reason- Enterbrain 2013/05
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Illustration: Shizu
4 319,713 Sword Art Online 13 ASCII Media Works 2013/08
Story: Reki Kawahara 
Illustration: abec
5 268,487 Kagerō Days Ⅳ -the missing children- Enterbrain 2013/08
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Illustration: Shizu
6 254,639 Kuroko's Basketball -Replace IV- 1/6 no Kiseki Shueisha 2013/08
Sawako Hirabayashi/Tadatoshi Fujimaki
7 230,042 Koyomimonogatari Kodansha 2013/05
NisiOisin/VOFAN
8 226,990 Kagerō Days -in a daze- Enterbrain 2012/05
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Illustration: Shizu
9 219,395 Oreimo 12 ASCII Media Works 2013/06
Tsukasa Fushimi/Hiro Kanzaki
10 214,081 Kagerō Days II -a headphone actor- Enterbrain 2012/09
Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Illustration: Shizu
11 195,214 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 6 ASCII Media Works 2013/01
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura
12 182,233 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 7 ASCII Media Works 2013/05
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura
13 181,345 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends 9 Media Factory 2013/08
Yomi Hirasaka/Buriki
14 174,563 Owarimonogatari Part I Kodansha 2013/10
NisiOisin/VOFAN
15 170,295 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends Connect Media Factory 2012/12
Yomi Hirasaka/Buriki
16 165,732 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 8 ASCII Media Works 2013/09
Kazuma Kamachi/Kiyotaka Haimura
17 153,148 Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 11 Enterbrain 2013/03
Kenji Inoue/Yui Haga
18 146,387 One Piece Film Z Shueisha 2012/12
Eiichiro Oda/Tatsuya Hamazaki
19 145,690 The irregular at magic high school 8 Tsuisō-hen ASCII Media Works 2012/12
Story: Tsutomu Satou
Art: Kana Ishida
20 143,998 The irregular at magic high school 10 Raihōsha-hen Part II ASCII Media Works 2013/06
Story: Tsutomu Satou
Art: Kana Ishida
21 141,220 The irregular at magic high school 9 Raihōsha-hen Part I ASCII Media Works 2013/03
Story: Tsutomu Satou
Art: Kana Ishida
22 138,034 The irregular at magic high school 11 Raihōsha-hen Part III ASCII Media Works 2013/08
Story: Tsutomu Satou
Art: Kana Ishida
23 135,559 Accel World 13 ASCII Media Works 2013/02
Reki Kawahara/HIMA
24 134,693 Accel World 14 ASCII Media Works 2013/06
Reki Kawahara/HIMA
25 127,120 The irregular at magic high school 12 Double Seven-Hen Kadokawa 2013/10
Story: Tsutomu Satou
Art: Kana Ishida
26 124,457 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 6 Shogakukan 2012/11
Story: Wataru Watari
Art: Ponkan8
27 118,125 Accel World 15 Kadokawa 2013/10
Reki Kawahara/HIMA
28 117,524 Date A Live 7 Fujimi Shobo 2013/03
Koushi Tachibana/Tsunako
29 116,690 Sword Art Online 1 ASCII Media Works 2009/04
Story: Reki Kawahara 
Illustration: abec
30 112,183 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Shogakukan 2011/03
Story: Wataru Watari
Art: Ponkan8

Source: Oricon


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