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2008's Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan (Updated)

posted on 2009-01-04 10:21 EST

While it is not a light novel, Keiya Mizuno's Yume o Kanaeru Zō novel was Japan's #3 bestselling book of 2008, and its anime will premiere this month. Asukashinsha Publishing sold 1,331,379 copies last year.

Rank Title Author Total Copies Publisher Cover
1 Gintama: 3-nen Z-gumi Ginpachi-sensei 3 Seito Sōdan-shitsu e Ikō! Tomohito Ōsama
Original Concept: Hideaki Sorachi
157,754 Shueisha
2 L change the WorLd M 121,046 Shueisha
3 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Kakushi Dan 2: X Fiamma Hideaki Koyasu
Original Concept/Illustration: Akira Amano
106,229 Shueisha
4 Jaō Sairin: The Heroic Legend of Arslan #13 Yoshiki Tanaka 95,291 Kobunsha
5 Bessatsu Library War II Hiro Arikawa
Illustration: Sakumo Adabana
67,874 ASCII MediaWorks
6 Crash Blaze: Marguerite no Rondo Sunako Kayata
Cover: Rika Suzuki
63,004 Chūōkōron-shinsha
7 Bessatsu Library War I Hiro Arikawa
Illustration: Sakumo Adabana
62,737 ASCII MediaWorks
8 Zerozaki Magashiki no Ningen Ningen NisiOisin 56,577 Kodansha
9 Crash Blaze: Simon no Sainan Sunako Kayata
Cover: Rika Suzuki
55,124 Chūōkōron-shinsha
10 Mobile Suit Gundam UC #5 Raburasu no Bōrei Harutoshi Fukui
Original Concept: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
50,573 Kadokawa Group Publishing

Source: Oricon

Update: Crash Blaze series title corrected. Thanks, sacchan.


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Comic Ranking, December 23-January 5 (2009-01-07 18:18)
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