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)

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of June 11-17 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of June 11-17, 2018


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Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of June 11-17, 2018
Special thanks to Zephyris for putting the list together!

10. 5,452 Copies Sold Saikyou no kanteishi tte dare no koto? – Manpuku gohan de isekai seikatsu 4
aka Who is the Strongest Appraiser?
No License for English

9. 5,831 Copies Sold Madoushi wa heibon o nozomu 21
The Magician Wants Normality
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-magician-wants-normality/
No English License

8. 6,334 Copies Sold Shikkakumon no saikyou kenja – Sekai saikyou no kenja ga sara ni tsuyoku naru tame ni tensei shimashita 5
The Strongest Sage of Disqualified Crest~ The World’s Strongest Sage Reincarnated Himself to Become Even Stronger~
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/shikkaku-mon-no-saikyou-kenja-sekai-saikyou-no-kenja-ga-sarani-tsuyoku-naru-tameni-tenseishimashita/

7. 8,573 Copies Sold Hataraku Maou Sama! SP 
The Devil is a Part-Timer SP
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hataraku-maou-sama/

6. 8,577 Copies Sold A3! The Show Must go On!
Act! Addict! actors! and is originally a japanese mobile card collecting game

5. 8,713 Copies Sold Netoge no Yome wa onna no ko ja nai to ommota? lv.17
And you thought there is never a girl online?
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/netoge-no-yome-wa-onnanoko-ja-nai-to-omotta/

4. 8,990 Copies Sold One Piece novel A 2 shinsekaihen
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz. The most recent release was volume 86 in May.

3. 20,957 Copies Sold Shin’yaku To Aru Majutsu no Index 20
A Certain Magical Index: New Testament
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/toaru-majutsu-no-index-new-testament/

2. 21,942 Copies Sold Sword Art Online Alternative Gungale Online VII 
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.

1. 34,709 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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mia and the forbidden medicine report light novel review

Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report by Fumi Yamamoto

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report
AKA:
AUTHOR: Fumi Yamamoto
ILLUSTRATOR: Nitaka
PUBLISHER (English): Cross Infinite World
RELEASE DATE (English): April 30, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2K0QYT8

PUBLISHER (Japan): N/A
RELEASE DATE (Japan): N/A
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1 (Complete)
ANIME SERIES: None

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A Sister’s All You Need Volume 1 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel A Sister’s All You Need Volume 1 by Yomi Hirasaka
Had some fun making this video. And yeah, the shirt is real

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: A Sister’s All You Need
AKA: Imouto sae Ireba ii. 妹さえいればいい。
AUTHOR: Yomi Hirasaka
ILLUSTRATOR: Kantoku
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): May 22, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2t1lEZX
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2vJG6Cu

PUBLISHER (Japan): Gagaga Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 18, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 9
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes. Covered all material from volume 1-3, but used some chapters from volumes 4-5

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


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Here are the 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.

Ao Oni Volume 1 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Ao Oni Volume 1 by Kenji Kuroda
Based on the game by noprops

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Ao Oni
AKA: 青鬼, Blue Demon
AUTHOR: Kenji Kuroda
ILLUSTRATOR: Karin Suzuragi
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): January 6, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2MsGc5O

PUBLISHER (Japan): PHP Laboratory
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 25, 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 3 (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 13 episode anime. Also had a live action film

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