top 10 light novels in japan for the week of july 30-august 5 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 30-August 5, 2018


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Cheating a little this week and including 11 titles because…reasons 😉

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11. *3,973 **4,449 Dai-6 Koujo Denka wa Kuro Kishi no Hanayome-sama Vol.1
No English license

10. *4,080 **4,425 Izure Saikyou e to Itaru Michi Vol.1
No English license

*9. *4,486 **4,486 Nichijou dewa Saenai Tada no Ossan, Hontou wa Chijou Saikyou no Senshin
No English license

*8. *4,766 104,953 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.14
aka Konosuba God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kono-subarashii-sekai-ni-shukufuku-o/
Light Novels licensed in English by Yen On. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

*7. *4,853 *31,685 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.12
aka Akashic Records of the B*st*rd Magical Instructor
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/akashic-records-of-the-bastard-magical-instructor/
No English license for the light novels.
The manga is licensed for English release by Seven Seas. Volume 4 releases in August.
Anime adaptation – 12 episodes. Licensed in NA by Funimation.

*6. *4,879 *20,807 Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies – Friends Daibouken!-hen

*5. *5,506 **5,506 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
Appears to be a side story based on the Arpeggio of Blue Steel
The manga is licensed by Seven Seas
The anime streams on Crunchyroll

*4. *5,941 *31,224 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

*3. *9,185 **9,185 Boku no Hero Academia The Movie: Futari no Hero
Novelization of the film
Short Story Light Novels and Manga are licensed by Viz
Anime streaming on Crunchyroll

*2. 11,825 *86,453 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

*1. 13,366 *15,731 Risou no Himo Seikatsu Vol.11
aka The Ideal Sponger Life
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/risou-no-himo-seikatsu/
No English license for the Light Novels
Seven Seas has licensed the manga & will release the 1st volume March 12, 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 23-29, 2018


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10) 06,267 Hoshi no Kirby : Star Allies – Friends Daibouken! Hen
Novelization of the storyline for the Kirby Star Allies video game

9) 06,417 Kono Subarashii sekai ni shukufuku o! 14
aka Konosuba God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kono-subarashii-sekai-ni-shukufuku-o/
Light Novels licensed in English by Yen On. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

8) 06,432 Kyuutei Shinkan Monogatari 3
No English License.

7) 06,861 Hazure Waku no “Joutai ijou Skill” de saikyou ni natta ore ga subete o juurin surumade 1
aka I Became the Strongest With The Failure Frame【Abnormal State Skill】As I Devastated Everything
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-became-the-strongest-with-the-failure-frame%e3%80%90abnormal-state-skill%e3%80%91as-i-devastated-everything/
No English License

6) 07,486 Seitokai no Shuunen- Hekiyou Gakuen Seitokai  mokushiroku 9
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/seitokai-no-ichizon/
No English License.

5) 07,532 Imouto Sae ireba ii. 10 
aka A Sister’s All You Need
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/imouto-sae-ireba-ii/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 2 releases Sept. 18, 2018
12 episode anime. Currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The anime covered volumes 1-3 with some material from volume 4

4) 10,960 Shin High School DxD 1 
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/high-school-dxd/
No English license for the light novels.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press. Volume 10 released in December.
Anime adaptation – 36 episodes + 4 OVAs. Licensed in NA by Funimation. Available on Crunchyroll. The anime has covered volumes 1-7 & part of 8. The 4th anime season, High School DxD Hero began airing in April 2018.

3) 12,501 Roku de nashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Record 12 
aka Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/akashic-records-of-the-bastard-magical-instructor/
No English license for the light novels.
The manga is licensed for English release by Seven Seas. Volume 4 releases in August.
Anime adaptation – 12 episodes. Licensed in NA by Funimation.

2) 13,595 Arifureta shokugyou de sekai saikyou Rei(Zero) 2
https://j-novel.club/s/arifureta-zero
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club.

1) 23,608 Mirai no Mirai
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

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top 10 light novels in japan for the week of July 16-22 2018

The Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 16-22, 2018


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10) 04,990 Death march kara hajimaru isekai kyousoukyoku 14
aka Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/death-march-kara-hajimaru-isekai-kyusoukyoku-ln/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 6 will release in September 18, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime which aired January-March, 2018. It streamed on Crunchyroll
The manga is also licensed and being released by Yen Press

9) 07,359 Kamitachi ni hirowareta otoko 4
aka The Man Picked Up By the Gods
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-man-picked-up-by-the-gods-reboot/
No English License.

8) 09,031 Eromanga Sensei 10
https://myanimelist.net/manga/63271/Eromanga-sensei
No English license for the Light Novels. The manga has been licensed by Dark Horse. The first volume is releasing October 9, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime that aired April-June 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll

7) 09,667 Seitokai no Shuunen Hekiyou Gakuen Seitokai  mokushiroku 9
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/seitokai-no-ichizon/

6) 10,194 Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku o! 14
aka Konosuba God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kono-subarashii-sekai-ni-shukufuku-o/
Light Novels licensed in English by Yen On. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

5) 14,331 Roku de nashi Majutsu Koushi to akashic records 12
aka Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/akashic-records-of-the-bastard-magical-instructor/
No English license for the light novels.
The manga is licensed for English release by Seven Seas. Volume 4 releases in August.
Anime adaptation – 12 episodes. Licensed in NA by Funimation.

4) 14,480 Shin High School DxD 1
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/high-school-dxd/
No English license for the light novels.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press. Volume 10 released in December.
Anime adaptation – 36 episodes + 4 OVAs. Licensed in NA by Funimation. Available on Crunchyroll. The anime has covered volumes 1-7 & part of 8. The 4th anime season, High School DxD Hero began airing in April 2018.

3) 15,240 Kishibe Rohan wa Tawamurenai (Collection of Short Stories)
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

2) 19,476 Imouto sae ireba Ii 10
aka A Sister’s All You Need
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/imouto-sae-ireba-ii/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 2 releases Sept. 18, 2018
12 episode anime. Currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The anime covered volumes 1-3 with some material from volume 4

1) 23,092 by adding both editions Mirai no Mirai
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 9-15, 2018


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10) 05,053 Kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku o! Extra – Ano orokamono ni mo kyakkou o! 3

aka Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Extra, that fool is also in the spotlight! The Supporting Role can be Wonderful
No license for these spin-off novels.

9) 06,703 Watashi, nouryoku wa heikinchi de tte itta yo ne! 8

aka Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i…
Licensed for English release by Seven Seas. Volume 3 releases digitally in August & print in September.

8) 07,272 Ore wo suki nano wa omae dake ka yo 9

Google translates as You Only Love Me
https://myanimelist.net/manga/96643/O…
No English License

7) 07,377 Maou gakuin no futekigousha 2

Google Translate – Mismatched School Nominee No English License

6) 10,224 Mirai no Mirai

aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/M…
Licensed for English release by Yen On The film just released in Japan on July 20.

5) 13,169 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon XI A

aka Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/k…
No English License
Had 2, 13 episode anime seasons, which aired in 2011 & 2012

4) 15,670 Kumo desu ga, nanika? 09

aka So I’m a Spider, So What?
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/k…
Licensed for English Release by Yen On. Volume 3 is releasing July 31.
Recently it’s been announced it will be getting an anime.
Yen Press also releases the manga in English

3) 15,707 Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku o! 14

aka Konosuba God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/k…
Light Novels licensed in English by Yen On. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

2) 27,240 Eromanga Sensei 10

https://myanimelist.net/manga/63271/E…
No English license for the Light Novels.
The manga has been licensed by Dark Horse. The first volume is releasing October 9, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime that aired April-June 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll

1) 30,297 Death March kara hajimaru isekai kyousoukyoku 14

aka Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/d…
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 6 will release in September 18, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime which aired January-March, 2018. It streamed on Crunchyroll
The manga is also licensed and being released by Yen Press

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of June 25-July 1, 2018


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10) 05,409 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 29
aka Invaders of the Rokujouma
https://j-novel.club/s/invaders-of-the-rokujouma/
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Up to Volume 14 has been released for eBook sale. On their website, they are releasing later volumes in installments.
The 12 episode anime is available on Crunchyroll & licensed by Sentai Filmworks. It covered volume 1-6 & part of 7

9) 06,767 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

8) 07,662 nijuurasen gaiden : nesshisen
Nesshisen is a side story for the Nijuurasen series, which is a yaoi series
No English license.

7) 07,819 Isekai Maou to Shoukan shoujo no dorei majutsu 10
aka How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord
https://j-novel.club/s/how-not-to-summon-a-demon-lord
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Volume 4 releases July 23, 2018
Anime based on the series has just started airing & is streaming on Crunchyroll

6) 07,883 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.

5) 09,360 Kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku o! Extra Ano orokamono ni mo kyakkou o!
aka Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Extra, that fool is also in the spotlight! The Supporting Role can be Wonderful
No license for these spin-off novels.

4) 10,053 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

3) 10,188 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

2) 11,163 Re: Zero Kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu Ex3
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volumes 1 & 2 are available

1) 24,746 Kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku o ! 14
aka Konosuba God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kono-subarashii-sekai-ni-shukufuku-o/
Light Novels licensed in English by Yen On
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

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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Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of June 4-10, 2018


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10. はたらく魔王さま!SP
Hataraku Maou-sama! SP
The Devil is a Part-Timer SP
6,933 Copies Sold

9. ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.17
Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? Volume 17
And you thought there is never a girl online?
6,959 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/netoge-no-yome-wa-onnanoko-ja-nai-to-omotta/

8. ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ 8
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Volume 8
Classroom of the Elite
7,166 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youkoso-jitsuryoku-shijou-shugi-no-kyoushitsu-e/

7. One Piece novel A1
8,722 Copies Sold

6. NARUTO-ナルト- サスケ新伝
Naruto Sasuke Shinden: Shitei no Hoshi
8,835 Copies Sold

5. 銀魂 帰ってきた3年Z組銀八先生 もっとリターンズ 冷血硬派高杉くん
The Return of Gintama Class 3-Z 7th Book in the series
9,552 Copies Sold

4. 約束のネバーランド ~ノーマンからの手紙~
The Promised Neverland -A Letter From Norman-
16,136 Copies Sold

3. 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 Ⅶ フォース・スクワッド・ジャム 〈上
Sword Art Online Alternative – Gun Gale Online Volume 7
17,509 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online-alternative-gun-gale-online/

2. 新約 とある魔術の禁書目録 20
Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Volume 20
A Certain Magical Index: New Testament
17,604 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/toaru-majutsu-no-index-new-testament/

1. One Piece A2
29,215 Copies Sold
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz.