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Bestseller books in October 2015

  • 2015-11-13 15:00:00
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(NIPPAN: October 30)

 

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

 

1. Kodoku no Gurume by Jiro Taniguchi

 

[Lonely gourmet]

 

 http://www.honyaclub.com/img/goods/book/hc/9784594073374.jpgKodoku 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.

 

 

2. Hanabi by Naoki Matayoshi

 

[Sparks]

 

 http://www.honyaclub.com/img/goods/book/L/16/390/230.jpgHibana 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.

 

 

3. Oroka Monogatari by Ishin Nishio

 

[Foolish story]

 

 

http://www.honyaclub.com/img/goods/book/L/06/283/889.jpgIshin 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]

 

 http://www.honyaclub.com/img/goods/book/L/39/621/026.jpgThe 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.

 

 

 

5. Atarashii Dotoku by Takeshi Kitano

 

[New morals]

 

 http://www.honyaclub.com/img/goods/book/hc/9784344028159.jpgTakeshi 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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