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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] 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] 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] 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] 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] 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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