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Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2015 (First Half)

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This list covers sales surveyed from November 17, 2014 to May 17, 2015.

Rank Estimated Sales
in Period
Title Publisher Release Date
Author
1 311,059 Sword Art Online Progressive 003 Kadokawa 2014/12
Story: Reki Kawahara
Illustration: abec
2 231,261 The irregular at magic high school 15 Kadokawa 2015/01
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
3 221,310 Kagerou Daze VI -over the dimension- Kadokawa 2015/03
JIN (Shizen no Teki-P) / Illustration: Shizu
4 199,400 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 10 Shogakukan 2014/11
Wataru Watari
Illustration: Ponkan8
5 176,150 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 10.5 Shogakukan 2015/03
Wataru Watari
Illustration: Ponkan8
6 170,053 The irregular at magic high school 16 Kadokawa 2015/05
Tsutomu Satou
Illustration: Kana Ishida
7 166,219 Naruto: Kakashi's Story Shueisha 2015/02
Original Story: Masashi Kishimoto / Novel: Akira Higashiyama
8 148,223 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (New Testament: A Certain Magical Index) 12 Kadokawa 2015/03
Kazuma Kamachi / Illustration: Kiyotaka Haimura
9 125,596 Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Ⅰ -Squad Jam- Kadokawa 2014/12
Writer: Keiichi Sigsawa / Supervisor: Reki Kawahara / Illustration: Kouhaku Kuroboshi
10 116,194 Naruto: Shikamaru's Story Shueisha 2015/03
Original Story: Masashi Kishimoto / Novel: Takashi Yano
11 113,586 Haikyu!! Novel Edition!! Ⅴ Shueisha 2015/05
Writer: Kiyoko Hoshi / Original Story: Haruichi Furudate
12 96,776 Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 12.5 Kadokawa 2015/03
Kenji Inoue / Illustration: Yui Haga
13 95,318 Naruto Sakura's Story Shueisha 2015/04
Original Story: Masashi Kishimoto/ Novel: Tomohito Ōsaki
14 91,849 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 7 SB Creative 2015/04
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
15 89,302 The Devil is a Part-Timer! 12 Kadokawa 2015/02
Satoshi Wagahara / Illustration: 029
16 85,673 The Last Naruto the Movie Shueisha 2014/12
Writer: Maruo Kyōzuka / Original Story: Masashi Kishimoto
17 84,019 Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online II -Second Squad Jam Part I- Kadokawa 2015/03
Writer: Keiichi Sigsawa / Supervisor: Reki Kawahara / Illustration: Kouhaku Kuroboshi
18 83,389 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? SB Creative 2013/01
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
19 81,330 Aria the Scarlet Ammo XIX Kadokawa 2014/12
Writer: Chūgaku Akamatsu/ Illustration: Kobuichi
20 81,259 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Hatsukoi no Ehon Kadokawa 2014/11
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
21 77,445 Tokyo Ghoul [Sekijitsu] Shueisha 2014/12
Original Story: Sui Ishida / Writer: Shin Towada
22 74,231 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Shogakukan 2011/03
Wataru Watari
Illustration: Ponkan8
23 73,628 Naruto Konoha's Story Shueisha 2015/05
Novel: Shō Hinata/ Original Story: Masashi Kishimoto
24 73,153 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 2 SB Creative 2013/02
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
25 72,936 High School DxD 19 Kadokawa 2014/11
Writer: Ichiei Ishibumi / Illustration: Miyama-Zero
26 72,434 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 6 SB Creative 2014/11
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
27 68,927 Assassination Classroom Koro-tan Shueisha 2014/08
Novel: Atarō Kuma / Original Story: Yusei Matsui / English Supervisor: Kōdai Abe
28 67,625 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 3 SB Creative 2013/05
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
29 67,443 Strike the Blood 12 Kadokawa 2015/02
Writer: Gakuto Mikumo/ Illustration: Manyako
30 65,550 Assassination Classroom the Movie Shueisha 2015/03
Novel: Tatsuya Kanazawa/ Original Story: Yusei Matsui
31 64,355 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Yakimochi no Kotae Kadokawa 2014/06
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
32 63,102 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 4 SB Creative 2013/12
Writer: Fujino Ōmori / Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
33 61,939 The Seven Deadly Sins -Side Story- Sekijitsu no Ōto Nanatsu no Negai Kodansha 2014/12
Writer: Shuka Matsuda / Original Story: Nakaba Suzuki
34 61,858 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudō 5 Chuokoron-Shinsha 2015/03
Writer: Sunako Kayata/ Illustration: Rika Suzuki
35 60,156 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 2 Shogakukan 2011/07
Wataru Watari
Illustration: Ponkan8
36 59,990 Kokuhaku Yokō Renshū Kadokawa 2014/02
Writer: Tōko Fujitani/Original Concept: HoneyWorks/Illustration: Yamako
37 58,160 Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they? Gunjin no Shinro Sōdan Desu! Kadokawa 2015/04
Writer: Tarō Tatsunoko / Illustration: Amanoyū
38 57,360 Turuuku no Kaizoku 4 Chuokoron-Shinsha 2014/11
Writer: Sunako Kayata/ Illustration: Rika Suzuki
39 57,116 Log Horizon 9 Kanami, Go! East! Kadokawa 2015/03
Mamare Touno / Illustration: Kazuhiro Hara
40 57,066 Fate/strange Fake 1 Kadokawa 2015/01
Writer: Ryohgo Narita/ Illustration: Shizuki Morii/ Original Story: Type-Moon
41 57,013 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 5 Kadokawa 2014/12
Writer: Last Note / Illustration: Akina
42 56,793 Date A Live Encore 3 Kadokawa 2014/12
Writer: Koushi Tachibana/ Illustration: Tsunako
43 56,590 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 5 SB Creative 2014/05
Writer: Fujino Ōmori/Illustration: Suzuhito Yasuda
44 55,893 Jinrui Saikyō no Hatsukoi Kodansha 2015/04
Writer: NisiOisin/ Illustration: Take
45 54,031 Imōto Sae Ireba Ii. Shogakukan 2015/03
Writer: Yomi Hirasaka/ Illustration: Kantoku
46 53,167 Lord Marksman and Vanadis 11 Kadokawa 2015/03
Writer: Tsukasa Kawaguchi/ Illustration: Hinata Katagiri/ Original Character Design: Yoshi☆wo
47 52,351 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 6 Kadokawa 2015/03
Writer: Last Note / Illustration: Akina
48 50,549 Ero Manga Sensei 4 Kadokawa 2015/03
Writer: Tsukasa Fushimi/ Illustration: Hiro Kanzaki
49 50,472 The Isolator: Realization of Absolute Solitude 2 Kadokawa 2015/02
Writer: Reki Kawahara/ Illustration: Shimeji
50 50,274 Tokyo Ravens 12 Junction of Stars Kadokawa 2014/11
Writer: Kouhei Azano/ Illustration: Sumihei

Source: Oricon


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