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Sebon Star is a long-selling Kabaya food product launched in 1979.

Kabaya Foods will release the first pair set product "Pair Friends Sebon Star" (tax ...) from the "Sebon Star" series on March 3. → Continue reading

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Kabaya food

Kabaya Foods Co., Ltd.(Kabaya food)OkayamaOkayama CityKitaHeadquartered inJapan OfConfectioneryThe manufacturer.Japan Kabaya-Ohayo Holdings100%subsidiary.

The catchphrase is "Deliciousness, health / beauty, fun. "


1946年Founded in 21, just after the end of the warIn front of Okayama station OfA coffee shopIt is said that the origin of the company is that it started making sweets behind the store.at that time,SyrupWas the manufacturer ofHayashibaraHowever, in order to fill the off-season in February and August when demand for starch syrup is declining,キ ャ ラ メ ルThe reason for the establishment was the start of production of[1].

The origin of the company name "Kabaya" is that it was founded shortly after the war, so it loves peace and is quiet.AnimalHave the image ofHippoTaken from[2].


  • 1946年(Showa21 years) --Founded (initially)Hayashibara Group).caramel·candyStarted manufacturing.
  • 1951年(Showa 26) --Established Kabaya Sales Co., Ltd.
  • 1952年(Showa 27)- Kabaya paperbackPresent campaign started.
  • 1960年(35) --Started production of instant foods and powdered juice
  • 1963年(Showa 38) --Started manufacturing gum and chocolate.
  • 1964年(39) --Refreshing sweets "Ju C"Manufacturing started.
  • 1972年(47) --Merged Kabaya sales and integrated manufacturing and sales.
  • 1975年(50)-"Muscat"Candy" is now on sale.
  • 1978年(Showa 53) --Buddha (Majorette) In partnership with the companyMinicarStarted selling.Toy confectionery "Big one gum"Manufacturing started.
  • 1979年(54) --Leaving and becoming independent from the Hayashibara Group.
  • 1983年(58) --Merged with Kabaya Daiichi Foods Co., Ltd. to become the Osaka Factory.
  • 1984年(59) --Kanto factory construction.
  • 1988年(Showa 63)- CIIntroduced and started using the current logo mark.
  • 1990年(Heisei2 years)- GummyStarted manufacturing.
  • 1991年(3) --The Okayama factory was relocated to the current location.The Kanto factory also added a production line.
  • 1996年(8) ――50th anniversary of our founding. Started production of "Sakusaku Panda".
  • 2000年(12) --Established a new baked confectionery line at the Okayama factory.Adult brand "CurryLaunch.
  • 2004年(16) --Started production of "Pure Ral Gumi".Established exhibition facilities such as Kabaya library and bonus toysFactory tourOpened the line "Kabaya Library".
  • 2006年(18) ――60th anniversary of our founding.Promotion carReprint of "hippo car".
  • 2009年(21)-"Raw caramel"Manufacturing started.
  • 2011年(23) --Produced "Kaba Car / Girlfriend" as a project to commemorate the 65th anniversary of our founding.Established Kanto No. XNUMX Factory.
  • 2014年(26) --Closed the Osaka factory.
  • 2016年(28) --70th anniversary of our founding.Established holding company "Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings Co., Ltd."Affiliated companyOhayo dairy industry, Became a subsidiary with SxL Kabaya.
  • 2017年(29) --Start of overseas export of confectionery[3].
  • 2019年(31) --Okayama Factory acquired FSSC 22000 certification, the international standard for food safety management systems.


  • Headquarters Sales Department, Okayama Factory (1100 Mitsunonokuchi, Kita-ku, Okayama City)
  • Kanto Factory (IbarakiHitachi OmiyaPresident 400) --You can tour the factory of the packaging line from the molding of the chocolate confectionery "Sakusaku Panda".Advance reservation is required.
  • Osaka Factory (closed in 2014) (OsakaKonohana WardDenbo 3-1-11)


  • Excel Pack Kabaya --Package manufacturing
  • Life Design Kabaya
  • Square building
  • Link & Linkage
  • Kabaya Golf Garden
  • Total Assist Kabaya
  • Tokyo leisure development
  • Seto Inland Sea Economic Report Co., Ltd.
  • Vocational school Okayama Information Business Academy
  • Memorial International High School Okayama Campus
  • Hope High School
  • Ikeda Pet Farm

business partnership

Past affiliated companies / businesses

  • Hayashibara (company) --The predecessor of Kabaya Foods (Hayashibara Group's confectionery division).After the war, Kabaya Foods was established.Later, in 1979 (Showa 54), he became completely independent.
  • --American food manufacturer.He deals with baseball-related food toys such as major league professional baseball card gum (name unknown) and big league gum. Business tie-up with Kabaya Foods in the early 1960s (at that time).
  • --A sales subsidiary (at that time) in partnership with Leaf Brands of the United States.With a license, he mainly deals with baseball-related food toys.Released professional baseball card gum, big league gum and F-One gum (later New F-One gum).

Main products

Freebie / Shokugan

Kabaya paperback

Kabaya paperback(Kabaya Bunko) is a prize of "Kabaya Caramel" which was a signboard product at the time of the founding of Kabaya Foods.Collect 50 "paperback tickets" (point cards) enclosed in the caramel box and list them as "Kabaya Children's LibraryIf you mail the title of "(World Masterpiece Novels) to the Kabaya Headquarters, you will receive the book you want.

1952年From (Showa 27)1954年It was carried out as a caramel sales promotion campaign for three years until (Showa 29).Currently the whole volume of Kabaya paperbackOkayama Prefectural LibraryYou can browse at.You can also search and browse the digitized version on the library's website.[5].

またComicIt is also distributed as a bonus,Satoo TomoeWas drawing a manga shortly after his debut[6].

By the way, at that timePeriodicalAshard coverWas not accepted, and Chairman Ichiro Hayashibara did not give up, saying, "It is a hardcover because it is a book that children value," so the sample to be submitted to the Hiroshima Post Office ispaper bagIt is said that the hardcover was sent to the applicants.[7].

Shokugan series

VariousShokuganAlso known as a manufacturer that sells.In the early days, it started with the Kabaya paperback, which is a bonus caramel, and later enclosed plastic toys such as vehicles.

In the Kabaya Reef (described later) erabaseballWorked on related food toys,Professional baseball playerCard gum (name unknown) and big league gum (mainly baseball ball gum and XNUMXD puzzles)Fwan Gum(Mini model of vehicles, etc. Simple plastic kit from later New F One Gum) etc. are released.They developed them and became the forerunner of the current toy confectionery market.

1978年(53) Released "Big one gum"Has a plastic model as a" bonus "and will be released for a long time.Long runIt became a product (pause).

As a derivative of it, we advanced to character products.With bottoms gumTransformer gumEtc.Brave seriesEtc. of robot animePlastic modelThere are also many toys.Robots, mechanics, etc., whose commercialization was postponed for ordinary plastic model products of toy makers and toys, etc., were also enthusiastically tried to commercialize.Attempts were also made to commercialize products for girls with the theme of play using a plastic assembly method.

1990 eraToPuyo Puyo"Puyo Puyo Ramune", a refreshing confectionery with a card and a doll, is on sale.[4].

1997年(9),デンマーク OftoyManufacturer·LegoIn partnership with the Japanese corporation Lego Japan, a refreshing confectionery with a Lego block (Ramune) Is released.Also,FranceToy maker ・ (Majorette) Company's minicars are also continuously imported and sold (as a "bonus")[8]..Sebonstar (accessory toys) for girls is known as a long-selling product similar to majorette minicars.

2010 eraToタ カ ラ ト ミ ーPopular brand,Tomica-PlarailShokugan is on sale.

OtherDVD-CDWith gum (Candy CD) And other products are on sale.

An example of Kabaya original food toys

  • Cracker jack
  • Big League Gum-A baseball-related food toy affiliated with Leaf Brands.Mainly includes baseball ball gum and XNUMXD puzzles.
  • Fwan Gum --A candy toy that inherits the concept of big league gum.After New F-One Gum, the bonuses such as vehicles of F-One Gum were developed into a simple plastic assembly kit.
  • Big one gum --Big League Gum New F Wang Gum, a plastic scale model candy toy that inherits and develops two concepts and the extra concept of New F Wan Gum.Same as New F One GumpolyethyleneUses soft plastic.It laid the foundation for the current food toy market.The origin of the name is the origin of the baseball candy toy (Kabaya leaf era)BIGBased on that, the world record for home runs at that timeSadaharu OhNickname of the playerBig 1 (one)It is derived from the combination of.
  • Sci-fi blockbuster Space Allied Gum-A plastic model candy toy.Unlike Big One Gum, this is an original SF mecha center.
  • Sports Fighter-A soft plastic model of a humanoid robot equipped with sports equipment such as divers and kendo.
  • Comic Monster-Boxed caramel.All 8 types of original PVC monsters.
  • Sebon Star
  • Majorette minicar
  • Gaia Builder
  • Foodie Mecha Cup Menwos
  • World myth
  • Challenge golf
  • Computer Youkai Virtual Ghost
  • Bio-Puzzler
  • Armored Genie Gaisod-A toy that follows the flow of Bio-Puzzler.
  • Beast Senki Juukaiser
  • Armed Beastman Zero Armor
  • Fighter God Iron Road
  • Hone Hone Zaurus
  • Steel Warrior Duel Knights Series - Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.euThe modeling isVolksIs in charge.Derived series such as "Metal Warriors" and "Metallic Beast".In addition, the toy "Vorks"Blockers / Gakuen Machinery Duel NightsThere are "Beetle Armor" and "Duel Arms" that have a function linked with the series.
  • Haruo Mizuno Cinema Hall - DVDWith toy confectionery
  • Brave Legend Brave Gum --A series that releases the brave series robots while feeding back the know-how of "Transformer Gum (Heisei Edition)".

PR activities


The first promotional car "Kaba car"

1952年For 27 years from (Showa 7), the body of a hippopotamus was modeled.Promotion carAs a confectionery company headquartered in a rural area, it carried out unique promotional activities, such as conducting a campaign using a "hippopotamus car".This "hippo car" has a displacement of 1000ccToyopet truck OfChassisIn a vehicle using[9], It was a style of putting a box of Kabaya caramel on the back of the hippopotamus[10].

Hiroshima body is in charge of body production[9], In designingMock upCreate a full-scale clay model as[10], I made the car body by hand and mounted it, but it took half a year to make it.[9]..The price of a standard base vehicle was about 40 yen at that time, while the price of a "hippopotamus car" was about 1 million yen.[9].. Fifteen units were manufactured, but since they were all made by hand, each one had a slightly different look.[10].

The completed vehicle is1952年(Showa 27) In April, it was unveiled in the schoolyard of Izushi Elementary School in Okayama City.[10]Above, traveled all over Japan and provided a topic[10]..There are episodes that the carriage horse facing the "hippopotamus car" got stuck on the mountain road, and the cow during farming started rampaging when he saw the "hippopotamus car".[10]..However, due to traffic restrictions, etc.[10], "Kaba car" was all scrapped in the 30's.There were no existing vehicles, only a miniature model was left at the headquarters.[10].

Mobile zoo

On the other hand,1953年Genuine for 28 years from (Showa 2)Hippo"Kabako" (Big (cover)) Was carried out as part of a sales promotion campaign, and he traveled all over Japan.

After that, "Deca" was released on August 2010, 8.IshikawaNomi city OfIshikawa ZooDied in.The estimated age was 58 years.When converted to humans, it was over 100 years old, the longest-lived hippopotamus in Japan and the second longest-lived hippopotamus in the world.[11].

Second-generation promotional car "Kaba Car / Girlfriend"

2006年(18), "Kaba car" reproduction project started as a commemorative project of the 60th anniversary of the founding.It was the first time I approached Kabaya to launch this plan.HyogoAmagasakiIt is inTechnical high school Ofhead teacherAnd the base vehicle isToyota Estima..In addition, the hippopotamus that accompanied the mobile zoo tourDeca(At that time, "Kabako") and "Kaba car" were also planned to face each other.

2011年(23), produced "Kaba Car / Girlfriend" as a commemorative project for the 65th anniversary of its founding.The names of the two hippo cars have been decided to be "Cookie-kun" and "Choco-chan".

Offer program

Currently provided programs

  • The power of the proud economy (TV setEvery Saturday 18: 30-19: 00[12]

Major programs offered in the past

CM talent


  1. ^ "Hayashibara Family" p. 125
  2. ^ The actual hippopotamus (especially wild individuals) is very ferocious, but I dare to make it an image character.
  3. ^ "Kabaya Foods Starts Exporting Confectionery Overseas, XNUMX Types of Gummies for North America". Sanyo newspaper(July 2017, 10). http://www.sanyonews.jp/article/612697/1/ 2017/10/17Browse. 
  4. ^ a b "Microcomputer BASIC magazine』January 1994 issue, page 5.
  5. ^ Kabaya Children's Library << Digital Okayama Encyclopedia >>
  6. ^ Satoo Tomoe Library "Recollections of Satoo Tomoe"
  7. ^ Asahi Frendo Chiba, October 1993, 10
  8. ^ Occasionally, Japanese miniature cars are included in the lineup, but the model name is outside Japan (eg, 3rd generation).Mitsubishi RVR→ ASX), models not yet released in Japan (example:Toyota Corolla Altis) May enter the lineup.
  9. ^ a b c d "Bus Japan" No. 8 p.56
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Bus Japan" No. 8 p.57
  11. ^ Joint communication58-year-old oldest hippopotamus in Japan dies Kabaya food, active in promotion, 47NEWS August 2010, 8 Retrieved August 5, 2010
  12. ^ Can you charge Tetsuro Degawa?Is a special of 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the program will be offered on the day when the broadcast is canceled
  13. ^ "Yomiuri Shimbun』January 1972, 1 10th evening edition, this work new program advertisement.
  14. ^ It was offered as one of the net sponsors in the latter half of the program around 1982 at the very beginning of the program.


Related item

  • Western Police PART-III --Appeared in the Okayama location edition of the same program.
  • Doyusha ――The product of the previous term of "Raijin Ogum" was on sale.
  • Minicar (toys) --There is a description of Majorette, which Kabaya sells as a toy.

外部 リンク

best seller

best seller(Best seller) sold wellProductsThat. EspeciallyBookI often say about[1].. This section details cumulative book bestsellers. It should be noted that in the publishing industry,bookstoreThe best-selling book announced by a major agency is the average because the customer sources differ from bookstore to bookstore.[2].


Bestsellers are products that have sold well, especially when it comes to books.Music cd,video, Often used for media contents. Other products may also be used as "best-selling products."

This section details book bestsellers.


A book's bestseller is a book that sells most prominently. It is a relative comparison with other books.[Note 1].. It is not decided based on absolute standards, such as how many books or months[Note 2] [Note 3].. The best-selling standards differ depending on the field, and the line drawing differs depending on the market size.[4].. For exampleChildren's bookIn the case of, 2 copies may be the bestseller. The number of children's books sold is generally small.


First, let's talk about the best-selling and best-selling bestsellers.

Biggest bestseller in human history[5], A global bestseller that has been read for thousands of years[6] TheBibleIs[7].. Between 1815 and 1998, an estimated 3880 billion books have been published.[8]In the year 2000 alone, about 1 million books were published by the Bible Society around the world (announced by the International Bible Society). In that Bible, especially in ChristianityThe Old TestamentThe part called "" is a book commonly adopted by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and is read by more than half of humankind, and has a great influence on human thought. Is a book[7].


Bestseller in a single book

Over 1 million copies
Book titleYear of announcement著者Original languageNumber of copies (volume)Original title
Two city stories1859年Charles DickensEnglish2 billion[9]A Tale of Two Cities
Ring story1954-1955J・R・R・TolkienEnglish1 billion & 5000 million[10][11]The Lord of the Rings
Red House Dream1759年-1791Cao XueqinChinese1 billionBeni Yume/Kourou Yume
Hobbit adventure1937年J・R・R・TolkienEnglish1 billion[12]The Hobbit
And nobody left1939年Agatha ChristieEnglish1 billion[13]And Then There Were None
Alchemist-A Boy Who Traveled the Dream1988年Paulo CoelhoPortuguese1 billionO Alchemist
5000 million-less than 1 million
Book titleYear of announcement著者Original languageNumber of copies (volume)Original title
Lion and witch1950年C.S.LewisEnglish8500 millionThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(English edition1887年Henry Rider HaggardEnglish8300 millionShe: A History of Adventure
Little Prince1943年Antoine de Saint ExuperyFrench8000 million[14]The little Prince
Da vinci code2003Dan BrownEnglish8000 millionThe Da Vinci Code
(English edition1937Napoleon HillEnglish7000 million[15]Think and Grow Rich
(English edition1892年Ellen G. WhiteEnglish6000 millionSteps to Christ
Caught in the rye field1951JD SalingerEnglish6000 million[16]The Catcher in the Rye
Black horse story1877Anna SchuellEnglish5000 millionBlack Beauty: His Grooms and Companions: The autobiography of a horse
Heidi's training and itinerant times1880Johanna SupiriGerman5000 million[17]Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre
Redhead anne1908L・M・MontgomeryEnglish5000 millionAnne of Green Gables
Dr. Spock's childcare book1946Benjamin SpockEnglish5000 million[18]The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
Lolita1955Vladimir NabokovEnglish5000 millionLolita
Rose name1980Umberto EcoItalian5500 millionThe Name of The rose

There is also a list after this. Detail isList of best selling booksExplained in.

Major best-selling authors

The best-selling global aggregates are noteworthy and important, so here are the top ten:

作家Estimated number of sales (minimum)Estimated sales volume (highest)Original languageGenre/TitleNumber of publicationsCitizenship
William Shakespeare20 billion[19]40 billion[20]EnglishDramaPoetryUK
Agatha Christie20 billion[21]40 billion[20]Englishreasoning,Miss Marple], [Hercule Poulo"85UK
Barbara Kirtland (en)5 billion[22]10 billion[23]Englishlove723UK
Harold Robbins (en)7 billion & 5000 million[24]7 billion & 5000 million[25]Englishadventure23America
Georges Simnon5 billion[26]7 billion[27]FrenchReasoning, "Jules Maigret"570ベルギー
Enid Brighton3 billion[28]6 billion[29]EnglishChildren's literature,Noddy"800UK
Daniel Steel5 billion & 6000 million[30]5 billion & 7000 million[31]Englishlove72America
Dr. Sousse (en)1 billion[32]5 billion[33]EnglishChildren's literature44America
(en)1 billion & 2500 million[34]5 billion[35]Englishadventure209America
Lev Tolstoy4 billion & 1300 million[36]Russianロシア

There is also a list after this. For details, see the list of best-selling authors.


Books (excluding dictionaries, encyclopedias, study/examination reference books)

works著者Release yearInfomationCirculationRemarks
Tips for Multidisciplinary Nursing at Home (Akamoto)Takichi Tsukita1925年Kensaku Hirobunkan →
Mikiensha/Takichi Takita store
1000 million[37][38]
Norway Forest(Top/bottom)Haruki Murakami1987年Kodansha1000 million[39]
Little PrinceAntoine de Saint Exupery
Naito Rin(Translation)
1953年Iwanami Shoten600 million[40]
Totto in the window windowTetsuko Kuroyanagi1981年Kodansha578 million ~
579 million

Bunko 76, English translation 82[43]

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneJK rolling
Yuko Matsuoka(Translation)
1999年Shizuyamasha506 million[41]
Five unsatisfiedHiroshi Otobu1998年Kodansha477 million[41]

More than 550 million copies including paperback books

Open the wayKonosuke Matsushita1968年PHP Institute450 million[42]
Home medicineTatsuo Kobayashi (supervised)1949年Jiji Press435 million[42]
Harry Potter and the Secret RoomJK rolling
Yuko Matsuoka(Translation)
2000年Shizuyamasha433 million[41]
Move peopleDale Carnegie
Hiroshi Yamaguchi
1958年Sogensha430 million[44]

Dictionary, encyclopedia, study/examination reference book

works著者Release yearInfomationCirculationRemarks
Shinmei Solution Japanese DictionaryTadao Yamada (ed.)1972年Sanseido2040 million[45]
English basic vocabularyYoshio Akao1942年Obunsha1720 million[46]
English words for the examIchiro Mori1967年Seishun Publisher1488 million[46]
New English-Japanese dictionaryShigeru Takebayashi(Edit)1967年Research society1200 million[47]
KojienShinmura Departure(Edit)1955年Iwanami Shoten1177 million[48]
Obunsha dictionaryAkira Matsumura(Edit)1960年Obunsha1100 million[49]
Sanseido Japanese dictionaryGobo Miki(Edit)1960年Sanseido1000 million[50]
English words for the testIchiro Mori1974年Seishun Publisher980 million[46]
English standard problem trainingHara Sensaku1933年Obunsha950 million[51]
Iwanami Japanese DictionaryNishio Minoru(Edit)1963年Iwanami Shoten880 million[52]
Newly selected Japanese dictionaryKanesuke Ichida(Edit)1959年Shogakukan860 million[53]

Series works (excluding manga)

  • Depending on the work, sales of paperback books are included
works著者Volume 1 releasedInfomationCirculationRemarks
AnpanmanTakashi Yanase1970年Flavel Building8100 million[54]
Kazuko HosokiSix-star scryYour destinyKazuko Hosoki1987年KK Best Sellers7000 million[55]
Kaiketsu ZororiYutaka Hara1987年Poplar company3500 million[56]
NontanKiyono Sachiko1976年Kasei-sha3360 million[57]
Guin SagaKaoru Kurimoto1979年Hayakawa Publishing3300 million[58]
Tokugawa IeyasuYamaoka Sohachi1950年Kodansha3000 million[59][Broken link]
Can series 1994年Impress3000 million[60]
Calico HomesJiro Akagawa1978年Kobunsha Publishing Co., Ltd.2600 million[61]
Super Illustrated Series 1996年Exmedia2500 million[62]
Onihira criminal record bookShotaro Ikenami1968年文藝 春秋2440 million[63]Number of paperback books only


  • JapanManga whose sales in Japan exceeded 1 million copies
works著者Start serializationInfomationCirculation
ONE PIECEEiichiro Oda1997年Shueisha4 million[64] 
Golgo 13Saito Takao1968年Leid2 million copies[65]
ド ラ ゴ ン ボ ー ルAkira Toriyama1985年Shueisha1 million copies[66]
Police Box in Front of Kameari Park, Katsushika WardAkimoto Osamu1976年Shueisha1 million copies[67]
NarutoMasashi Kishimoto1999年Shueisha1 million copies[68]
Demon BladeGotoge Yosei2016年Shueisha1 million copies (including electronic version)[69]
Detective ConanGosho Aoyama1994年Shogakukan1 million copies[70]
Delicious ShinboSatoshi Kariya(Original)
Hanasaki Akira(Drawing)
1983年Shogakukan1 million copies[71]
SLAM DUNKTakehiko Inoue1990年Shueisha1 million copies (full version included)[72]
Astro boyOsamu Tezuka1952年Kobunsha Publishing Co., Ltd.1 million[73]
DoraemonFujiko F. Fujio1969年Shogakukan1 million[74]
touchAdachi Mitsuru1981年Shogakukan1 million copies (including paperback edition)[75]
JoJo's Bizarre AdventureHirohiko Araki1987年Shueisha1 million[76]
Kindaichi Shonen Case FilesAmagi Seimaru(Original plan/Original)
Yozaburo Kinari(Original)
Fumiya Sato(Drawing)
1992年Kodansha1 million[77]

Shincho Bunko (as of August 2005)

(Shincho Bunko)
1 bitHeartNatsume Soseki1952年Over 600 million copies
2 bitHuman disqualificationOsamu Dazai1952年
3 bit老人 と 海Ernest Hemingway
1966年Over 500 million copies
4 bit友情Warrior alley1947年Over 400 million copies
5 bitThe StrangerAlbert Camus
Keisaku Kubota(Translation)
6 bitBocchanNatsume Soseki1950年
7 bitBreakingShimazaki Fujimura1954年
8 bitHello by sadnessFrancoise sagan
Asako Asbuki(Translation)
9 bitSnow countryYasunari Kawabata1947年
10 bitSunsetOsamu Dazai1950年

Iwanami Bunko (as of December 2012)

1 bitSocrates's defense-ClitonPlato
Tsutomu Kubo (translation)
162.8 million
2 bitBocchanNatsume Soseki139.0 million
2 bitEmile(Up)Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Kazuo Konno (Translation)
139.0 million
4 bitArgumentConfucius
Osamu Kanaya(Translation)
131.4 million
5 bitHeartNatsume Soseki130.0 million
6 bitSpoon of silverNaka Kansuke128.1 million
7 bitCommunist declarationKarl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Ouchi Bei(Translation)
Itou Kosaka(Translation)
127.1 million
8 bitGood researchKitaro Nishida121.4 million
9 bitDifferent abstractYui yen
Kaneko Daiei(School note)
120.0 million
10 bitRecord of Ancient MattersAida Hieda
Kenji Kurano(School note)
119.9 million


Agency that announces bestsellers
  • Tohan -4 categories, 8 fields, "general", "books (literary/nonfiction/business/game-related books)", "new books (novels/nonfiction)", "complete works" according to "weekly" "first half" "year" Have been announced.
  • Japanese publishing sales -Announced "Weekly Ranking".
Bookstores that have announced bestsellers

Long seller

Long seller(Long hit) refers to a product that continues to sell for a long time.

In the case of books, it will be "books that have been selling for a long time", but the standard of long-selling is vague and before it pointed to books that could be sold in units of several years, but since the weight of sales shifted to new publications, half a year If it continues to sell, it is called a long seller[2].. Even if a person sells as a best seller, it does not always become a long seller, and on the contrary, it may continue to be sold as a long seller even if it does not appear as a best seller. Therefore, even if the initial sales were poor,topicsex(ReviewsIt may continue to sell for a long period of time due to such reasons).

Typical books that can be sold for a long time are masterpieces of literature, picture books, and life lessons of great men.[2].


[How to use footnotes]

注 釈

  1. ^ The English words "most" and "best" do not indicate the highest rank. Check the English dictionary.
  2. ^ Points to over 100 million salesMillion sellerIs different from.
  3. ^ in Japan,Minoru ShiozawaSaid that "a book that sold double-digit units (more than 2 copies) in a short period of time" was a bestseller[3][4].


  1. ^ Kojien
  2. ^ a b c "Best, long and million”. Public Interest Incorporated Association National Publishing Association. 2019/9/10Browse.
  3. ^ Minanobu Shiozawa "Showa Best Seller History"Third civilization company, 1988.
  4. ^ a b "What is the best-selling definition of a bestseller?"Haruka Ikari"Best-selling equations"Bronze new company, 1990, 33 pages.
  5. ^ Riki Oshima "The Bible I Want to Learn Again" Saitosha, 2006
  6. ^ Toshimi Nakai, "The Bible Quotes I Want to Know for Cultural Education", Volleyfield, 2012
  7. ^ a b NHK “100 minutes de famous work』Old Testament broadcast times. May 2014, 5
  8. ^ Japanese versionGuinness Book1999 edition
  9. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/7685510/David-Mitchell-on-Historical-Fiction.html
  10. ^ "Archived copy”. As of May 2007, 9オ リ ジ ナ ルMore archives.2007/7/31Browse.
  11. ^ http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/203389
  12. ^ The first edition of the novel "The Adventures of Hobbit" was awarded for 1200 million yen
  13. ^ And Then There Were None: A Novel (Mass Market Paperback)
  14. ^ Gold and silver coins for the Prince of Stars Taisei Coin, 22 released, 47 NEWS, January 2007, 1.
  15. ^ Forbes on Think and Grow Rich: "It has sold more than 70 million copies since its publication in 1937 and continues to sell robustly today." (March 2011)
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