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Bestsellers in October 2015

  • October 30, 2015
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The following is the monthly ranking of bestsellers released by book wholesaler Nippan Shuppan Hanbai Inc. (NIPPAN) on October 30:




  1. 1. Kodoku no Gurume by Jiro Taniguchi
  2. [Lonely gourmet]
  3. Kodoku no Gurume is a Japanese cuisine manga series written by Masayuki Kusumi and illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi. A lonely businessman travels through Japan, eating at restaurants and experiencing local specialties. It has been adapted into a Japanese television drama series, which is now being aired every Friday night.



Hibana2. Hibana by Naoki Matayoshi


Hibana is the well-known first novel of Naoki Matayoshi, a Japanese comedian. The book won this year’s Akutagawa Prize, a Japanese literary award established in memory of author Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Matayoshi writes about laughter and the meaning of life. The novel has sold more than 2 million copies.



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3. Oroka Monogatari by Ishin Nishio

[Foolish story]

Ishin Nishio is a novelist and manga writer. According to the author, this book is a story about three foolish girls.







4. Yokina Gangu wa Mittsu Kazoero by Kotaro Isaka

[Cheerful gang, count three]

The author, Kotaro Isaka, says he hopes people will enjoy reading this book about an unrealistic bank robbery. Kotaro Isaka is often referred to as a mystery writer.






bestsellers-201510-55. Atarashii Dotoku by Takeshi Kitano

[New morals]

Takeshi Kitano, a famous Japanese director and comedian, says in this book that before moral education is introduced as an official school subject in 2018, adults should seriously think about Japanese morals.


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