Top 10 Light Novels for the Week of January 29-February 4, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Best Selling Light Novels for the week of January 29-February 4, 2018.

#10

Adokenai Hibi wa Meguri

5,138 Copies Sold This Week.

Boys Love novel series. (Not much information available)

#09

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7

5,383 Copies Sold This Week
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
https://global.bookwalker.jp/de23be2c95-bbac-4cce-9177-50a9dc26073c/
licensed in English by Bookwalker (exclusive to them, in eBook format only)
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

Latest series from Shirow Shiratori, the author of “No-Rin”! A comedy about a live-in apprentice who won’t take “no” for an answer and the most intense Shogi matches this century, all supervised by “Saiyuki”, Osaka’s young professional Shogi team!!

Open front door, and there’s a grade school girl sitting there–.
“I’m here to be your apprentice, as you promised!”
Claiming the Shogi World’s strongest title, “Ryuo”, at the age of 16, Yaichi Kuzuryu comes home to find a 3rd grade girl waiting for him, Ai Hinatsuru. A nine-year-old.
“Come again? …… Apprentice? Huh?“

#08

Kikan shita Yuusha no Gojitsudan Vol.1

5,482 Copies Sold This Week
aka The After Story of Homecoming Hero
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kikanshita-yuusha-no-gojitsudan/

Was a web novel previously. This is the premiere issue

In a fraction of a second, an university student, Kashiwagi Yuuya was summoned to another world and came back. Time didn’t pass in Japan, but Yuuya has completed the quest as a hero in another world and successfully returned. But to his surprise, he still retains his powers as a hero. Thus started the unordinary life of a hero in present day.

#07

Infinite Dendrogram Vol.6

5,642 Copies Sold This Week
https://j-novel.club/s/infinite-dendrogram
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Volume 5 will release March 6, 2018

In the year 2043, Infinite Dendrogram, the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of Infinite Dendrogram. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?

#06

Saikyou Mahoushi no Inton Keikaku Vol.5

5,953 Copies Sold This Week
aka Strongest Mage’s Retirement Plan
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/saikyou-mahoushi-no-inton-keikaku/
No English license.

100 years ago, demons suddenly appeared and attacked humanity. At that time, normal weapons could not even scratch demons which caused the human population to decrease drastically. In order to protect themselves, humanity merged into seven countries. They managed to halt the demon’s invasion by their army implementing and using magic, but even now they battle with the demons to ensure the survival of humanity. On the forefront of the battlefield constantly risking his life, Ars Reigin finished his military duty at the mere age of 16, and requested his retirement. But the country cannot afford to let go of him. This is because among 100,000 mages, Ars stands at the pinnacle of them all as one of the single digit number 【Single Mages】

#05

Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Vol.8

7,370 Copies Sold This Week
aka Certain Victory Dungeon Administration Technique
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hisshou-dungeon-unei-houhou/
No English license.

One day, on a sunny leisure day, a woman visited my house and asked me if was interested in managing a dungeon along with support offered from a goddess. But of course, I refused. Eh? I shouldn’t ignore a person in trouble, moreover if it’s beautiful woman? No way, that’s too bothersome, why do I have to do that? I’m perfectly satisfied with my comfortable life now, throwing it away is just overly stupid… …sigh, fine, so it’s go to another world, become a dungeon master, manage a dungeon and deal with the Mana circulation problem? Understood, but how to do it?

#04

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.9

7,781 Copies Sold This Week
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 2 releases Feb. 19, 2018
An anime production was announced January 2018. Dates TBA

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to a world outside his own– but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <<Magic Reflection>> activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved! Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game! “Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!” So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!

#03

Hidan no Aria Vol.27

8,291 Copies Sold This Week
https://myanimelist.net/manga/12297/
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/hidan-no-aria/
aka Aria the Scarlet Ammo
The light novel looks to have been licensed by a company called Digital Manga Group, but only the 1st 2 volumes are available vie eBook with volume 2 released May 29, 2014

Tokyo Butei High school— It was a special school where armed detectives, also known as “Butei” are being brought up. Tohyama Kinji is a sophomore student who has the unique body which activates a “super mode” when it was stimulated by “something”. He tries to hide it to others in order to live a peaceful life. But trouble came to find him when he became a victim of a bombing incident, where he met the Butei high “Assault” department elite, Aria H. Kanzaki.

#02

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.7.5

14,268 Copies Sold This Week
aka Classroom of the Elite
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/youkoso-jitsuryoku-shijou-shugi-no-kyoushitsu-e/
Anime adaptation 12 episodes aired July-September 2017 covered volumes 1-3 and used some material from 4.5. According to Reddit the anime made significant changes to the source material. Can be streamed via Crunchyroll
Currently no license for the light novel or manga English

Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.

The protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyou Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.

#01

Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.3

16,014 Copies Sold This Week
manga series being released in English by Viz
38 episode anime available in English streaming on Crunchyroll

Spin-off series with art by Kohei Horikoshi the creator of the My Hero Academia manga.
Appears to tell stories not depicted in the main manga series.

On an Earth-like world where people with superpowers known as “Quirks” (個性 Kosei) are the norm, Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student who has dreams of one day becoming a Hero despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood bully Katsuki from a Villain, the world’s greatest Hero All Might bestows upon him his own quirk “One For All”. The story follows Izuku’s entrance into U.A. High School (雄英高校 Yūei Kōkō), a school that cultivates the next generation of Super Heroes.

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of January 22-28, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Best Selling Light Novels in Japan for the week of January 22-28, 2018

#10

Hitoribocchi no Isekai Kouryaku Vol.1

6,598 Copies Sold This Week.
aka All alone world strategy life. Cheat skills were sold out
No English License

What the Series is About: (Sorry, terrible Google translation version)

Haruka who spends his high school life “Bobo” is suddenly summoned to another world with a classmate one day. Haruka, who was in front of God, thought that he could choose his favorite skills to live in a different world from the list of skills that cheat skills are lined up – skill selection is a quick win. My cheat skill has been exhausted by my classmate!
Haruka who only got unsatisfactory subtle skills, adventure to loneliness even in the different world, can not organize parties due to the effect of “Botcha” skill. Haruka who knew the crisis of the classmate secretly decided to save them, did not rely on cheat, and walked the way to the strongest heresier than cheat. The Strongest Booty World Campaign, Opening!

#09

Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.4

6,818 Copies Sold This Week
aka Would you even fall in love with a pervert as long as it’s a cutie?
or Will you please like hentai if it’s cute?
http://lndb.info/light_novel/Kawaiikereba_Hentai_demo_Suki_ni_Natte_Kuremasu_ka
No English license for the light novel or manga

What the Series is About:

After cleaning the Calligraphy Club room one afternoon, Kiryuu Keiki found a love letter addressed to him on the club’s desk. Eager at the possibility of finally getting a girlfriend, he opens the envelope only to find the words, “I like you” along with a pair of the sender’s panties. With only these panties as evidence, Keiki narrows down the identity to the four girls who helped him clean the club room that day: Tokihara Sayuki the lazy third-year president of Calligraphy Club, Koga Yuika a library committee member of foreign descent, Nanjou Mao, Keiki’s slightly tsundere fellow classmate, and most awkwardly, Kiryuu Mizuha, Keiki’s clean freak of a younger sister. Among at least three of these girls, Keiki believes is the one who left him the letter and their panties so with determination in his heart, he sets out to uncover which of these seemingly unorthodox ladies will become his girlfriend!

#08

Kuro no Shoukanshi Vol.6

7,438 Copies Sold This Week
aka Black Summoner
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kuro-no-shoukanshi/
No English License

What the Series is About:

Losing his memories, the curtains of the story of alternate world transfer of the MC rises. After the transfer his name changes to Kelvin. While steadily levelling, he adds new subordinates by mastering his skill. And by the time he noticed it, he had obtained overwhelming power. Where will our MC be heading off to?

#07

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.17

7,557 Copies Sold This Week
aka Jobless Reincarnation ~ It will be All Out if I Go to Another World ~
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/mushoku-tensei-ln/
No license for the light novels in English.
The manga adaptation has been licensed by Seven Seas (Volume 6 released October 24, 2017)

What the Series is About:

A 34-year-old NEET otaku, chased out from his house by his family, found that his life is reaching a dead end. He then recalled that his life could actually have been much better if he had made better choices in the past.
Just when he was at the point of regret, he saw a truck moving at fast speed, and three high schoolers in its path. Mustering all the strength he had, he tried to save them and ended getting run over by the truck, quickly ending his life.
The next time he opened his eyes, he is reincarnated to a world of sword and magic as Rudeus Greyrat. Born to a new world, a new life, Rudeus decided that, “This time, I’ll really live my life to the fullest with no regret!” Thus starts the journey of a man yearning to restart his life.

#06

The New Gate Vol.11

7,564 Copies Sold This Week
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-new-gate/
No English license

What the Series is About:

“THE NEW GATE”, an online game that trapped its players and turned into a death game, was now releasing the thousands of players that had been dragged into it, thanks to the efforts of Shin, one of the most powerful players. But after having defeated the last boss and freed everyone, he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside the game world 500 years in the future and unable to leave.

#05

 

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7

7,720 Copies Sold This Week
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
https://global.bookwalker.jp/de23be2c95-bbac-4cce-9177-50a9dc26073c/
licensed in English by Bookwalker (exclusive to them, in eBook format only)
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

What the Series is About:

Latest series from Shirow Shiratori, the author of “No-Rin”! A comedy about a live-in apprentice who won’t take “no” for an answer and the most intense Shogi matches this century, all supervised by “Saiyuki”, Osaka’s young professional Shogi team!!

Open front door, and there’s a grade school girl sitting there–.
“I’m here to be your apprentice, as you promised!”
Claiming the Shogi World’s strongest title, “Ryuo”, at the age of 16, Yaichi Kuzuryu comes home to find a 3rd grade girl waiting for him, Ai Hinatsuru. A nine-year-old.
“Come again? …… Apprentice? Huh?“
“…… Don’t you remember?”
He did not, but that’s how the two came to share the same roof. Yaichi’s spirit was on the verge of breaking, but Ai’s unyielding enthusiasm reignites the fire within him–.

#04

Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon

8,194 Copies Sold This Week
aka The Forgetful Detective Series
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-forgetful-detective-series/
by Nisioisin art by Vofan
9th Volume in the series.
No English license.

What the Series is About:

Okitegami Kyouko is a famous detective who solves cases in a single day. In fact, she has to, since her memories only last for one day before they ‘reset.’ However, for important things, she writes messages for herself down on her body with a special pen. One of her common clients is Kakushidate Yakusuke, a man who is often wrongly suspected of committing crimes. There is also a live-action drama adaptation of this story.
The original novel’s story is about a detective named Kyōko Okitegami who is also known as the forgetful detective. She forgets everything in a day, but solves cases the same day. (Her name has the Japanese word for “today” in it.) An unlucky young man named Yakusuke Kakushidate somehow ends up as the suspect in every case, and he always asks for the detective.

#03

Gamers! Vol.9

11,656 Copies Sold This Week
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/gamers/
No official English License
12 episode anime aired July-September 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered up to volume 5

What the Series is About:

The romantic comedy light novel series centers on the gaming lives of various high school students who play video games, including: Keita Amano, a lonely young man who loves video games; Karen Tendō, the beautiful president of the video game club; Chiaki Hoshinomori, who constantly fights with Keita; and Tasuku Uehara, who puts on a facade of being satisfied with his life in the real world, but he in truth loves video games.

#02

Hidan no Aria Vol.27

25,897 Copies Sold This Week
https://myanimelist.net/manga/12297/
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/hidan-no-aria/
aka Aria the Scarlet Ammo
The light novel looks to have been licensed by a company called Digital Manga Group, but only the 1st 2 volumes are available vie eBook with volume 2 released May 29, 2014

What the Series is About:

Tokyo Butei High school— It was a special school where armed detectives, also known as “Butei” are being brought up. Tohyama Kinji is a sophomore student who has the unique body which activates a “super mode” when it was stimulated by “something”. He tries to hide it to others in order to live a peaceful life. But trouble came to find him when he became a victim of a bombing incident, where he met the Butei high “Assault” department elite, Aria H. Kanzaki.

#01

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.7.5

44,710 Copies Sold This Week
aka Classroom of the Elite
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/youkoso-jitsuryoku-shijou-shugi-no-kyoushitsu-e/
Anime adaptation 12 episodes aired July-September 2017 covered volumes 1-3 and used some material from 4.5. According to Reddit the anime made significant changes to the source material. Can be streamed via Crunchyroll
Currently no license for the light novel or manga English

What the Series is About:

Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.

The protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyou Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of January 15-21, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Best Selling Light Novels in Japan for the week of January 15-21, 2018.

#10

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.2

4,937 Copies Sold
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
https://global.bookwalker.jp/de23be2c95-bbac-4cce-9177-50a9dc26073c/
licensed in English by Bookwalker (exclusive to them, in eBook format only)
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

Series Description:

Latest series from Shirow Shiratori, the author of “No-Rin”! A comedy about a live-in apprentice who won’t take “no” for an answer and the most intense Shogi matches this century, all supervised by “Saiyuki”, Osaka’s young professional Shogi team!!

Open front door, and there’s a grade school girl sitting there–.
“I’m here to be your apprentice, as you promised!”
Claiming the Shogi World’s strongest title, “Ryuo”, at the age of 16, Yaichi Kuzuryu comes home to find a 3rd grade girl waiting for him, Ai Hinatsuru. A nine-year-old.
“Come again? …… Apprentice? Huh?“
“…… Don’t you remember?”
He did not, but that’s how the two came to share the same roof. Yaichi’s spirit was on the verge of breaking, but Ai’s unyielding enthusiasm reignites the fire within him–.

#09

Sono Mono. Nochi ni… Vol.7

5,501 Copies Sold
aka That Person. Later on…
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/that-person-later-on/
No license for the manga or light novel

Series Description:

Wazu was an ordinary townsman who shut himself off in the “mountain” because of an unfortunate course of events. After 2 years, he decided to come down from the mountain to meet with people. But there were various misunderstanding about the “mountain” which he shut himself off in. And then he repeatedly had encounters with people. And after that. . .

#08

Only Sense Online Vol.14

5,764 Copies Sold
https://myanimelist.net/manga/70795/
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/only-sense-online/
The light novel is not licensed
The manga is not license
There has been no anime

Series Description:

Yun is a novice MMO player who equipped only unpopular skills labelled as garbage. However, soon after the official launch of the game, the NPC stopped to sell Recovery Potion. Everyone finally started to notice the importance of Support Magic and Items. And that spells trouble for Yun as well as all the support-based players. They received orders for recovery potion from endless flood of players en masse, some more aggressive players even go as far as forcing the support players to be their personal craftsman. In order to prevent this from going out of hands, all the support players grouped together to form a community to keep things in order.

#07

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.1

5,824 Copies Sold
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
https://global.bookwalker.jp/de23be2c95-bbac-4cce-9177-50a9dc26073c/
licensed in English by Bookwalker (exclusive to them, in eBook format only)
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

#06

Kagerou Daze Vol.8

6,481 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kagerou-days/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. 7 Volumes released to date.
Manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press
An anime adaptation was released under the name Mekakucity Actors

Series Description:

Shintarou Kisaragi’s life as a shut-in would have been perfect if not for the cyber girl Ene, who lives in his computer. Upbeat and cheerful, she enjoys playing pranks, in complete contrast to his own apathy. It is due to Ene’s daily antics that his keyboard breaks. The dread of not having the use of his computer is too much to bear, and he sets out to replace his keyboard.

And so, in the dead heat of summer, Shintarou leaves his room for the first time in two years. However, this simple shopping trip takes a turn for the worse when the department store is threatened by a group of terrorists, and he is taken hostage along with the other shoppers. Tied up in this crisis, he meets the “Mekakushi-dan,” an enigmatic group of teenagers with red eyes and strange powers. Seemingly brought together by chance, Shintarou must save the department store with their help. But the fates of these teenagers are more intertwined than they seem, and they are left to wonder whether their meeting was more than mere coincidence.

#05

Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.18

6,795 Copies Sold
aka The Devil is a Part-Timer!
http://www.b2c.hachettebookgroup.com/series/the-devil-is-a-part-timer/?yen
Licensed for English release by Yen On
13 episode anime aired April-June 2013 & covered volumes 1-2

Series Description:

In the world of Ente Isla, the Demon Lord Satan has attempted to conquer humanity using an enormous army of demons. But when he almost succeeds, mankind’s champion, Hero Emilia, thwarts his plans, forcing him to retreat into a portal that leads to a world unbeknownst to him—Earth.

Along with his faithful servant Alsiel, Satan stumbles upon the modern-day city of Tokyo without any knowledge of the world itself. Completely out of their depth, they gain some information from a police officer, but Satan still has one more problem—money. In order to survive with his greatly diminished powers, he guises himself as a human named Sadao Maou, lives in an apartment, and becomes a part-timer at the fast food restaurant MgRonald’s. Determined not only to conquer Ente Isla but also Earth, Sadao strives to become a full-time employee in his job, as he believes that it would be a step forward in his conquests.

Things begin looking up for the once all-powerful demon as he ventures through his everyday life—his job, his home, and his relationships. However, a major setback pops up when Emilia, the hero who drove him out of Ente Isla, suddenly appears…

#04

 

Youjo Senki Vol.9

7,090 Copies Sold
aka The Saga of Tanya the Evil

Youjo Senki


Licensed for English by Yen On. The first volume released in December 2017
12 episode anime aired January-March 2017. The Anime covered volumes 1-2 & most of 3. Although some events occurred in different order.

Series Description:

High above the blood- and mud-soaked trenches, a young girl pits herself against army mages in high stakes aerial duels with bullets, spells, and bayonets. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and she is the Devil of the Rhine, one of the greatest soldiers the Empire has ever seen! But inside her mind lives a ruthless, calculating ex-salaryman who enjoyed a peaceful life in Japan until he woke up in a war-torn world. Reborn as a destitute orphaned girl with nothing to her name but memories of a previous life, Tanya will do whatever it takes to survive, even if she can find it only behind the barrel of a gun!

#03

Gamers! Vol.9

9,292 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/gamers/
No official English License
12 episode anime aired July-September 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered up to volume 5

Series Description:

The romantic comedy light novel series centers on the gaming lives of various high school students who play video games, including: Keita Amano, a lonely young man who loves video games; Karen Tendō, the beautiful president of the video game club; Chiaki Hoshinomori, who constantly fights with Keita; and Tasuku Uehara, who puts on a facade of being satisfied with his life in the real world, but he in truth loves video games.

#02

Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon

12,494 Copies Sold
aka The Forgetful Detective Series
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-forgetful-detective-series/
by Nisioisin art by Vofan
9th Volume in the series.
No English license.

Series Description:

Okitegami Kyouko is a famous detective who solves cases in a single day. In fact, she has to, since her memories only last for one day before they ‘reset.’ However, for important things, she writes messages for herself down on her body with a special pen. One of her common clients is Kakushidate Yakusuke, a man who is often wrongly suspected of committing crimes. There is also a live-action drama adaptation of this story.
The original novel’s story is about a detective named Kyōko Okitegami who is also known as the forgetful detective. She forgets everything in a day, but solves cases the same day. (Her name has the Japanese word for “today” in it.) An unlucky young man named Yakusuke Kakushidate somehow ends up as the suspect in every case, and he always asks for the detective.

#01

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7

24,568 Copies Sold
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
https://global.bookwalker.jp/de23be2c95-bbac-4cce-9177-50a9dc26073c/
licensed in English by Bookwalker (exclusive to them, in eBook format only)
Bookwalker is releasing the 2nd volume in English January 31, 2018
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.