2015 is almost at an end, and the Japanese media website, Oricon, has just revealed which Japanese light novel series sold the most copies this year.  These are based on which light novel series are selling the most number of copies from the period of November 17, 2014 to November 22, 2015. Here are the Top 30:


  1. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? by Fujino Oomori – 1,220,217 copies sold
  2. The Irregular at Magic High School by Tsutomu Satou – 1,175,978 copies sold
  3. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU by Wataru Watari – 1,050,446 copies sold
  4. Overlord by Kugane Maruyama – 927,413 copies sold
  5. Naruto Story Series by Masashi Kishimoto, Akira Higashiyama, Others – 883,833 copies sold
  6. Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara – 788,895
  7. Kagerou Daze by JIN – 494,721
  8. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuuby Touko Fujitani and HoneyWorks – 413,663
  9. New Testament: A Certain Magical Index by Kazuma Kamachi – 405,666
  10. Sword Art Online: Progressive by Reki Kawahara – 390,856
  11. Boukyaku Tantei Series by NisiOisin – 380,413
  12. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Side Story  by Fujino Oomori – 336,883
  13. Haikyu!! Novel Edition!! by Haruichi Furudate and Kiyoko Hoshi – 333,922
  14. No Game, No Life by Yuu Kamiya – 326,179
  15. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online by Keiichi Sigsawa and Reki Kawahara – 314,890
  16. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend by Fumiaki Maruto – 313,744
  17. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Short Story Collection by Wataru Watari – 313,159
  18. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign: Ichinose Guren, 16-Sai no Hametsu by Takaya Kagami – 302,486
  19. GATE by Takumi Yanai – 294,451
  20. The Devil is a Part-Timer! by Satoshi Wagahara – 289,046
  21. Monogatari Series by NisiOisin – 288,060
  22. Date A Live by Koushi Tachibana – 263,824
  23. The Boy and the Beast by Mamoru Hosoda – 254,547
  24. Kuroko’s Basketball -Replace- by Sawako Hirabayashi and Tadatoshi Fujimaki – 250,630
  25. World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman by Akamitsu Awamura – 242,408
  26. Accel World by Reki Kawahara – 237,742
  27. The Testament of Sister New Devil by Tetsuto Uesu – 234,809
  28. Aria the Scarlet Ammo by Chuugaku Akamatsu – 230,153
  29. Chivalry of a Failed Knight by Riku Misora – 226,010
  30. Naruto Shinden Series Shueisha by Masashi Kishimoto, Takashi Yano, Shin Towada – 216,734


It seems like annual favorites like Sword Art Online, A Certain Magical Index, The Irregular at Magic High School, and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU were not able to get #1 this year, because 2015 seems to be the year of the goddess Hestia, as she boob strings her way to #1 in terms of sales. It’s the year of DanMachi for light novels, and from the rankings alone, Hestia really has defeated a lot of big names.

You can also check out the Top 30 highest selling mangas of 2015 through this link

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Source: ANN


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