The official Twitter of Kadokawa/Ascii Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint announced yesterday that Shibai Kineko's comedy light novel series Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?) had finally reached one million print run with its latest 11th volume released in Japan today on June 10. The series illustrated by Hisasi has been published from the imprint since July 2013.
The reason for the rapid increase of sales is obvious. The novel's TV anime adaptation has been aired in Japan since April, and before the announcement of its production in August 2015, a total print run of the novel series was only 500,000 copies. Thanks to the well-received anime produced by project No.9 (Momo Kyun Sword, Girls beyond the youth KOYA), the sales have skyrocketed since the broadcast.
The novel author has posted a thankful comment on Twitter:
"One, One Million-! Truly, all thanks to everyone who have read the series. Thank you so much,
thank you. I'll keep doing my best into the future, so please provide continuous support!"
ひゃ、百万部だー！— 聴猫芝居＠アニメ『ネトゲの嫁』放送中！ (@kinekoshibai) June 9, 2016
Novel 1st and 11th volume covers
Source: Dengeki Bunko Twitter
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