Light Novel releases for August 2018

Light Novel Releases for August 2018


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Here are the Light Novels releasing in August 2018! Lots of titles, and a bunch of new light novel series getting released as well.
I missed a few titles while recording, but kind of jammed them in while I was editing. Sorry for that. It’s kinda sloppy.

August 3
Invaders of the Rokujouma Volume 15
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LSKrtS

 

August 5
Lazy Dungeon Master Volume 1
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LQbFOF

 

August 07
Arifureta Volume 3 (Print)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2uT6Zky
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2NL22kX

Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life? Volume 2 (Print)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2NR4Xsr
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2LMKJmk

Monster Girl Doctor Volume 3
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2AfIT8L
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2NOjxRd

Toradora Volume 2
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2OkURAU
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2LJsU7m

August 9
Boogiepop Overdrive: The King of Distortion (Early Digital Release)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2n6uItj

Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life? Volume 3 (Digital)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LStQmZ

Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They’ve Got the Wrong Idea Volume 3 (Final Volume)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LtlrKr

August 11
Arifureta Volume 7 (Digital)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LEZzeo

August 13
I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 9
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2uUNJTN

August 15
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 10 (Digital)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2K5gQsw

August 16
The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind Volume 5
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LO4Ct6

August 17
The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress, Vol. 5
Bookwalker – http://bit.ly/2mNk8aD

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2AgbkmY

August 18
The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 12
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2JZtaKH
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2OlsdzJ

August 20
Infinite Stratos Volume 3
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Agn8FU

August 21
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (light novel)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LSuroJ
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2AoXcYX

Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer), Vol. 1
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2AdU0ir
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2Oinr5U

Sword Art Online 14 (light novel)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2OgnNdv
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2Agsp0a

A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 16 (light novel)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2JYNJqH
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2NPgvwg

The Asterisk War, Vol. 7 (light novel)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2uTelV9
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2LvtNkY

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Vol. 5 (light novel)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2NLGc0M
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2K0VlJc

I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Vol. 2
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LtBPdK
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2OlZPxf

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 3
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2NMkuJS
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2LSq0u0

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon, Vol. 2 (light novel)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2JYZu0n
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2K4MPc2

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, Vol. 11
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LSLEy8
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2LpXhR0

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 6
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LtmrOH
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2JW8zHb

Baccano!, Vol. 8
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LIBaEP
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2vaxS2S

August 22
Kokoro Connect Volume 1
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2KcXd1m

August 26
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Volume 1
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Or5thT

August 28
Otorimonogatari
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2OkArbi
The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2Luin0L

Seirei Gensouki Volume 1
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2v3GDfF

August 30
If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 7
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Age4ku

August 31
The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2NPoxVI

WorldEnd Volume 1 Light Novel Review

WorldEnd Volume 1 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel WorldEnd What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? Volume 1 by Akira Kareno

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: WorldEnd What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?
AKA: Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii desuka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desuka?, Sukasuka, 終末なにしてますか? 忙しいですか? 救ってもらっていいですか?
AUTHOR: Akira Kareno
ILLUSTRATOR: ue
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): July 31, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2JZFlqJ
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2MvEm3x

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): October 31, 2014
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 5 Volumes + 1 Side Story Volume (Complete. Sequel series is Sukamoka)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes. Adapted volumes 1-3

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SAO Alternative Gun Gale Online Volume 1

SAO Alternative Gun Gale Online Volume 1 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Volume 1 Squad Jam by Keiichi Sigsawa.
Spin-Off novel series based on Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online.

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online
AKA: ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン, SAO:GGO
AUTHOR: Keiichi Sigsawa
ILLUSTRATOR: Kouhaku Kuroboshi
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): June 26, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2NJGm8J
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2LzNPtK

PUBLISHER (Japan): Degeki Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): December 10, 2014
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 7 (Ongoing. Most recent volume released June 9, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes. Covered up to Volume 3. Streamed on Crunchyroll

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Overlord Volume 7 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Overlord Volume 7 Invaders of the Great Tomb by Kugane Maruyama

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Overlord
AKA: オーバーロード
AUTHOR: Kugane Maruyama
ILLUSTRATOR: so-bin
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): May 22, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2KKWedZ
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2r2X0Gy

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain
RELEASE DATE (Japan): August 30, 2014
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 13 (most recent released April 27, 2018. Still Ongoing)
ANIME SERIES: 26 + 2 compilation movies. Cover Volumes 1-6. 3rd Season has just started

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Light Novel Releases for July 2018


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Here are the light novels being released in English for the month of July, 2018.
A slightly slower release month, with only 15 light novels being released. Maybe a chance to catch up on the backlog of light novels from previous months 😉

JULY 3, 2018
The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 3
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2KcfDUR
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2N6m5KS

JULY 4, 2018
Invaders of the Rokujouma Volume 14
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2Kpq5b3

JULY 10, 2018
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 7 (Print Release)
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2N360pm
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2MrREOc

JULY 12, 2018
In Another World With My Smartphone Volume 9
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2KrpqWx

JULY 15, 2018
The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind Volume 4
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2tHRiLO

JULY 17, 2018
Durarara!! Volume 10
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2N4YWZu
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2KqTQVF

Magical Girl Raising Project Volume 4
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2lAZ32e
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2yPGcKy

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Volume 2
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2yL221N

JULY 20, 2018
Demon King Daimaou Volume 6
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2KbokPi

JULY 23, 2018
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 4
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2tzyyyS

JULY 31, 2018
Dawn of the Mapmaker: The Surveyor Girl and the Forbidden Knowledge Volume 1
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2KqcK2m

So I’m a Spider, So What? Volume 3
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2tAYoSZ
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2KdGhgp

The Saga of Tanya the Evil Volume 3
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2N4ztiS
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2lELiQs

WorldEnd: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? Volume 1
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2KpU16Y
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2MvEm3x

Occultic;Nine Volume 3 (Print Release)
Purchase (Amazon) – https://amzn.to/2KmZ1cB
Purchase (The Book Depository) – http://bit.ly/2MnvWLa

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Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of June 18-24, 2018


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Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of June 18-24, 2018.
Quite a shuffle on the list this week, with seven new titles in the Top 10!

10) 06,480 Copies Sold Shin’yaku Toaru Majutsu no Index 20
A Certain Magical Index: New Testament
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/toaru-majutsu-no-index-new-testament/

9) 06,696 Copies Sold Houshin Engi : Shirube naki michi e
aka Hoshi Engi To the Path With No Guide
Novel adaptation of the Hoshin Engi Novels. The original manga, which ran 1996-2000 was released in English by Viz. A 26 episode anime based on the series aired in 1999 and was released in English under the name Soul Hunter. A new anime just aired starting in January and streamed on Crunchyroll

8) 06,982 Copies Sold Hai to gensou no Grimgar level.13
aka Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/grimgal-of-ashes-and-illusion/
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club (eBook) & Seven Seas (Print). The manga is licensed by Yen Press
12 episode +1 OVA anime covered volumes 1-2 and streamed on Crunchyroll.

7) 07,054 Copies Sold Genjitsushugi yuusha no oukoku saikenki 7 (realist hero)
aka How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
https://j-novel.club/s/how-a-realist-hero-rebuilt-the-kingdom
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Currently Volumes 1-6 available

6) 07,781 Copies Sold Sword Art Online Alternative Gungale Online 7
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online-alternative-gun-gale-online/
Series currently has an airing anime. It has been licensed for English release by Yen On. The first volume will release June 26. The series is written by Keiichi Sigsawa who is the author of Kino’s Journey.

5) 08,258 Copies Sold Mirai no Mirai
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Novelization of the upcoming anime film – releasing July 20, 2018
Same director as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast.

4) 09,786 Copies Sold Isekai wa smartphone to tomo ni. 13
aka In Another World With My Smartphone
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/in-a-different-world-with-a-smartphone/
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club.
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll. It covered volumes 1-3 of the light novel series.

3) 12,486 Copies Sold Shin – Tenchi Muyou Ryououki (or Ryoh-ohki) gaiden (side story) Tenchi Muyou! GXP 17
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/tenchi-muyo-gxp/
There have been various anime, manga, and light novels. Most of the anime were licensed and released in English. Seven Seas has just started releasing the True Tenchi Muyo light novels. GXP is not licensed at this time.

2) 15,329 Copies Sold Kishibe Rohan wa sakebanai ( collection of short stories)
-Kishibe Rohan wa sakebanai is from the jojo no kimyou na bouken ‘s manga.
aka Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection 4th volume
The manga has 121 volumes in Japan. It is licensed for English release by Viz. Recent episodes of the anime adaptation can be viewed on Crunchyroll

1) 16,932 Copies Sold Yoimonogatari
Monogatari Series
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/monogatari-series/
Licensed for English release by Vertical. Most recent English release is HANAMONOGATARI: Flower Tale Out June 26. Anime series also available in English

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Kabukimonogatari (Monogatari Vol.9) Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Kabukimonogatari (The Monogatari Series Volume 9) by Nisioisin

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Kabukimonogatari
AKA: 傾物語, Monogatari Series
AUTHOR: Nisioisin
ILLUSTRATOR: VOFAN
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
RELEASE DATE (English): May 17, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2KvD8YI
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2HXBUQP

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha BOX
RELEASE DATE (Japan): December 25, 2010
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 25 (most recent volume released June 14, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: 94 episodes + 3 movies (14 volumes adapted to date)