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    Bestselling Light Novels of 2013

    Both charts cover sales from November 19, 2012 until November 17, 2013

    Title (sales)(release date)

    By Volume
    1. Sword Art Online 11 (364,837)(12/12)
    2. Sword Art Online 12 (349,827)(4/13)
    3. Kagerou Days III -the children reason- (341,747)(5/13)
    4. Sword Art Online 13 (319,713)(8/13)
    5. Kagerou Days Ⅳ -the missing children- (268,487)(8/13)
    6. Kuroko no Basket -Replace IV- 1/6 no Kiseki (254,639)(8/13)
    7. Koyomimonogatari (5/13)(230,042)(5/13)
    8. Kagerou Days -in a daze- (226,990)(5/13)
    9. Oreimo 12 (219,395)(6/13)
    10. Kagerou Days II -a headphone actor- (214,081)(9/13)
    11. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 6 (195,214)(1/13)
    12. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 7 (182,233)(5/13)
    13. Haganai 9 (181,345)(8/13)
    14. Owarimonogatari Part I (174,563)(10/13)
    15. Haganai: Connect (170,295)(12/12)
    16. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 8 (165,732)(9/13)
    17. Baka to Test - Summon the Beasts 11 (153,148)(3/13)
    18. One Piece Film Z (146,387)(12/12)
    19. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 8 (145,690)(12/12)
    20. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 10 Raihousha-hen Part II (143,998)(6/13)
    21. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 9 Raihousha-hen Part I (141,220)(3/13)
    22. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 11 Raihousha-hen Part III (138,034)(8/13)
    23. Accel World 13 (135,559)(2/13)
    24. Accel World 14 (134,693)(6/13)
    25. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 12 Double Seven-Hen (127,120)(10/13)
    26. Oregairu 6 (124,457)(11/12)
    27. Accel World 15 (118,125)(10/13)
    28. Date A Live 7 (117,524)(3/13)
    29. Sword Art Online 1 (116,690)(4/9)
    30. Oregairu (112,183)(3/11)


    Title (Total Sales)

    By Series
    1. Sword Art Online (2,006,033)
    2. Kagerou Days (1,051,305)
    3. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (947,772)
    4. Hataraku Maou-sama! (727,435)
    5. Oregairu (707,626)
    6. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (650,692)
    7. Monogatari Series (618,026)
    8. Date A Live (612,472)
    9. Kuroko no Basket -Replace- (565,787)
    10. Accel World (546,142)
    11. Mondaiji tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo? (516,907)
    12. Strike the Blood (369,306)
    13. Infinite Stratos (358,990)
    14. Oreimo (357,498)
    15. High School DxD (346,173)
    16. Haganai (290,715)
    17. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (271,999)
    18. Henneko (267,088)
    19. Baka to Test - Summon the Beasts (235,532)
    20. Aria the Scarlet Ammo (198,895)
    21. Oreshura (191,094)
    22. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (189,537)
    23. Unbreakable Machine-Doll (180,426)
    24. Ryuu-Goroshi no Sugosu Hibi (178,154)
    25. Haganai: Connect (170,295)
    26. Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Bunko Edition (169,178)
    27. Genesis Series Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere (165,883)
    28. Ao no Exorcist (158,304)
    29. Kotenbu Series (Hyouka) (157,423)
    30. Toaru Majutsu no Index (155,964)


    Kagerou Days is a light novel adaption of the Kagerou Project (Kagepro) series of Vocoloid story songs. The songs were a big hit in Japan, the franchise (which also includes a manga) is wildly popular, and an anime is on the way, produced by Shaft (Monogatari Series, Madoka Magica). If you have not heard of it yet, you will.
    Last edited by Kaiten; December 03, 2013 at 01:40 PM.

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    Re: Bestselling Light Novels of 2013

    Surprised Kokoro Connect is nowhere on that list.

    Mahouka will no doubt get bigger once its anime comes, lets hope its not another anime situatin like Mondaiji tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo? ten episodes

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    Re: Bestselling Light Novels of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    Surprised Kokoro Connect is nowhere on that list.
    The main story ended, volume 8 came out last March. Not sure how well it ever sold, I'm still an LN noob, and am more familiar with the anime. The anime was a major flop because of the seiyuu hazing controversy, I am not sure if that effected the novels.

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    Mahouka will no doubt get bigger once its anime comes, lets hope its not another anime situatin like Mondaiji tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo? ten episodes
    It's already pretty popular. The second best selling series of the year, five of the bestselling volumes of the year. I have a feeling the hype has already started in Japan, that Mahouka is already being heavily promoted. My expectation is that it will be one of the biggest franchise of the year.

    Since the LN already has 12 volumes, I am guessing the anime will be two cour.

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