Light Novel Releases for December 2017

DECEMBER 4, 2017

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 1
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!

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DECEMBER 5, 2017

Back from his unexpected travels, Koutarou tries to settle in to his life as a normal high school student again. A school field trip to a ski resort sounds like just the right thing to do the trick. When they get there, however, Yurika notices that Maki is sneaking into the mountains to use magic. Worried that Darkness Rainbow is up to something, Yurika goes to investigate, but the investigation turns into a lot more than she bargained for when she comes across a demon.
The 9th book in the Invaders of the Rokujouma!? series!

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DECEMBER 8, 2017

Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension Volume 5
After learning from the Goddess of Water that Haruno and her party are in jeopardy, our hero Touya sets sail to an underwater city to save them. They finally reunite after a monstrous encounter along the way, only to be met with yet another shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Haruno hasn’t forgotten the promise she made long ago—to take a bath together with everyone. Touya’s Unlimited Bath can hardly be called just a bath anymore, but this time it’ll be filled with more bare skin than ever before!

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DECEMBER 11, 2017

The Violet Knight Volume 2
A great darkness sweeps across Aridol just as Yuki Kasuga finds herself abandoned and cursed. As fear and death consume the three kingdoms, Yuki must survive the hostilities of a foreign world without the protection of her Violet Knight.
Join Yuki as she embarks on a deadly journey and takes on an enemy ordinary means can’t defeat. What will become of the girl determined to find her Knight as she fights to discover who she really is? Find out in the exciting second volume of this dark fantasy light novel series!

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DECEMBER 12, 2017

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 4 (Physical Release)
“Don’t scare me like that, Moguzo.”
“Sorry, sorry.”
Moguzo let out an embarrassed laugh and scratched the back of his head. Still, he sure is bleeding a lot, Haruhiro thought. With all that blood, it’s impossible to tell what kind of face he’s making. But, well, it looks like he’s fine somehow.
Haruhiro and his party reached the end of one major battle. However, with there being some comrades they couldn’t save, they couldn’t be entirely happy with how things were. Meanwhile, because they managed to accomplish more than anyone had expected, some members of the party receive offers from other teams wanting to poach them, too. As Haruhiro agonizes over what to do as a leader, he is forced to come to grips with what the party wants to do once again.
The story of adventure born from the ashes now enters a new stage!

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DECEMBER 14, 2017

Walking My Second Path in Life Volume 1
Fie, first princess of Daeman, finds herself isolated and stranded in the foreign Kingdom of Orstoll all by her lonesome – effectively having been wed off as a dowry gift in accessory to her sister, Princess Fielle’s marriage.

Trapped and isolated in a small back garden that once used to be a storehouse, Fie lives her days without purpose, and eventually without food – after the only member of her entourage, the chef, resigns.

Just as Fie was about to give in to despair, she finds a pamphlet advertising a squire’s test for the Royal Knights of Orstoll – beginning her journey of friendship, hard work, and guts, along with masquerading as a boy to walk her second path in life.

What will Fie find along the way?

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DECEMBER 19, 2017

Accel World Volume 12
A new hotshot Burst Linker appears, taking Silver Crow down. Haruyuki, still struggling to obtain the Theoretical Mirror ability, sees Wolfram Cerberus as a roadblock in his larger quest to get stronger and defeat Archangel Metatron. He soon meets Chocolat Puppeteer, a duel avatar made out of…chocolate?! With her help, will Silver Crow finally grow into the fighter all seven legions need to successfully carry out their mission against Metatron?

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The Asterisk War Volume 5
The fight for glory and entertainment continues in the fifth installment of The Asterisk War from Yuu Miyazaki!
The first match of the Phoenix semifinals. Despite being faced with AR-D’s learning capabilities and RM-C’s Flight Unit, Saya’s efforts and Kirin’s Renzuru help them fight back. However, the tag from Arlequint have a trump card up their sleeves. On the other hand, Flora’s kidnapping has been discovered, the culprit demanding the sealing of the Ser-Veresta. Suspecting Rewolf Intelligence Organization, Grimalkin, to be involved, Ayato heads to the Redevelopment Area and meets a mysterious girl

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Baccano Volume 6
The year 1933.
A storm’s brewing in New York City as tensions among the families rise. When Jacuzzi Splot and his gang is seen operating on the Gandor Family’s turf, Luck Gandor employs a young woman named Maria to protect their family’s “negotiator,” Tick Jefferson. Maria with her katana and Tick with his scissors–they’re a well-suited duo, and they both love to cut people. However, their violence only spawns more violence. Meanwhile by the Hudson River, an immortals’ group named Larva finds a new person to add to their ranks. The events from the last three years are about to catch up with a particular immortal from the Martillo Family…

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The Devil is a Part-Timer Volume 9
When Emilia the Hero is in danger, she finds an unlikely ally in The Devil King! Unfortunately, with Ashiya kidnapped by Gabriel, the team is seriously lacking in manpower. Maou and Suzuno team up, traveling undercover through Ente Isla on a rescue mission, and a mysterious girl claiming to be Alas Ramus’s younger sister tags along. Meanwhile, Emi and Alas Ramus get caught up in the middle of Olba’s schemes. The sides among angels, demons, and humans–and who’s good and who’s evil–come crashing down!

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Goblin Slayer Volume 4
Goblin Slayer, Spearman, and Heavy Warrior received a dangerous quest to bring the fight to the Demon’s Castle. As they steel themselves for the challenge that lies ahead, Cow Girl and Priestess have a casual day out on the town. High Elf Archer tells a story about how she, Dwarf Shaman, and Lizard Priest came together, overcoming racial grudges to become close party members.

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The Irregular at Magic High School Volume 6
Yokohama Disturbance Arc Volume 1
High school drama meets high-powered action in a world where magic is the new science! Don’t miss the latest installment of The Irregular at Magic High School!

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Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 10
After encountering intelligent monsters in the Dungeon, Bell and Weine share a tearful goodbye as Hestia Familia return to the surface short one member. But not long after their parting, the Guild confirms the existence of armed monsters and immediately calls on Orario’s strongest to exterminate this threat. Bell is forced to make some of the hardest decisions of his life when he’s the only thing standing between a massacre of monsters and adventurers.

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Konosuba Volume 4
When adventurers are stressed and tired, there’s only one place to go-hot springs! Kazuma and crew head to a town well known for their amazing open air baths and atmospheric surroundings. The only problem is that it’s also famous as home to the Axis Church. Aqua couldn’t be more delighted to visit all her “cute” followers but the others have heard more than enough stories to be afraid…

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Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers Volume 3
The Braves still have not identified the impostor among them. When Goldof takes off to help Nashetania, the initial seventh Brave, the group begins to suspect him of aiding Tgurneu. What is the fiend plotting…?

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Sword Art Online Volume 12
Eugeo has finally met Alice again, but she’s no longer the same girl he once knew, now calling herself an Integrity Knight. Even worse, the reason for Alice’s unexpected return is to capture Kirito and Eugeo!

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 1
Living alone and never having had a girlfriend, 37-year-old Satoru Mikami is dissatisfied with how his life has turned out. But after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a new world…as a slime monster.

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Kieli Volume1 – Issued as eBook!
Kieli sees ghosts. It’s an odd ability for a 14-year-old girl, and it makes her a bit of an outcast at her boarding school. Her only friend, in fact, is the (semi-) departed spirit of a girl who used to inhabit her room. That is until the two encounter a young man who appears to share Kieli’s “gift.” It doesn’t take long to discover, though, Harvey is an altogether different sort of creature – one of the infamous Undying, the reanimated corpse of a dead soldier. Could it be that in this cursed fellow Kieli has finally found a kindred spirit? Throwing in her lot with this strange, soulless man and his possessed radio, she means to find out…

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The Saga of Tanya the Evil Volume 1
At the very edge of the front lines stands a young girl. She has golden hair, blue eyes, and pale, almost translucent skin. This girl soars through the skies, mercilessly cutting down her enemies. She barks crisp orders with the unmistakable voice of a child. Her name is Tanya Degruechaff.

But her true identity is that of a 40 year old Japanese elite salaryman who was forced by god to be reborn in the vessel of a little girl who must live in a tumultuous world racked by war. Concerned with being ultra-efficient and desiring self-promotion above all else, Degurechaff will join the ranks of the Imperial Army’s Military Mages and become one of the most feared existences in this new world…

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Monster Girl Doctor Volume 1
In the town of Lindworm where monsters and humans coexist, Dr. Glenn runs an exemplary medical clinic for monster girls with his lamia assistant, Sapphee. Whether receiving a marriage proposal by a centaur injured in battle, palpating the injury of a mermaid, or suturing the delicate wounds of a flesh golem, Dr. Glenn performs his job with grace and confidence. But when an unsavory character seeks to steal a harpy egg, how will the unflappable Dr. Glenn respond…?

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Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Delayed from November)
Parn, a reckless but passionate swordsman embarks on a quest to discover the source of a great evil overwhelming the country of Lodoss. Joining him are Deedlit, a young elf wielding powerful magic; Ghim, the tough-as-stones dwarf; Etoh, a fledgling priest; Slayn, the group’s sorcerer; and Woodchuck, their indispensable thief. Together, this iconic group will join forces to discover the truth behind a world torn apart by ancient deities and wield the power needed to defeat the Grey Witch!

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DECEMBER 20, 2017

Ao Oni Volume 1
Shun is the new kid in school, but he’s already managed to attract the attention of the school bully, who’s now making his life a living hell. It doesn’t seem like things could get any worse, until the night he finds himself and a group of his classmates inside a creepy, abandoned mansion known as the Jailhouse. They quickly start to hear strange sounds and see weird things, but everything escalates when they realize they can’t get out. Once they’re trapped inside, a blue, unnaturally large figure chases after them. Is it a new species? Or is it the ghost of their old classmate who died in an accident? Nobody knows, but one thing is for certain… If it catches them, they’re dead! The scariest game of tag in history begins!

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DECEMBER 23, 2017

Arifureta Volume 4
With their business in Ur concluded, Hajime and his party return to Fuhren. After getting Yue, Shea, and Tio their Status Plates, Hajime decides to rest in the city for a while. But as always, if he doesn’t go to trouble, it manages to find him. During a date with Shea, he runs afoul of a shady underground organization. There he rescues a girl named Myuu and becomes… her father!?

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DECEMBER 24, 2017

Bluesteel Blasphemer Volume 4
In Yukinari’s town of Friedland, a resident suddenly dies a mysterious death. At first, it’s thought to be a murder related to the recent battle… until people find out that there was an eyewitness. Yukinari decides to handle the investigation himself, only to find the words “Amano Yukinari” scrawled in Japanese at the scene… It’s the stunning final volume of the alternate-world battle-action series, Bluesteel Blasphemer!

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DECEMBER 25, 2017

Yume Nikki: I Am Not in Your Dream
Based on the cult hit freeware game by Kikiyama, the dream-like novelization of Yume Nikki follows a lonely and mysterious girl from the confines of her tiny, sparse bedroom into the infinite world that awaits her when she falls asleep. She roams through shifting scenery and opens doors leading to bizarre, nonsensical dreamscapes, all places that may hold more than a metaphorical significance to her. But here, in the deepest reaches of her unconscious mind, is she truly alone?

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DECEMBER 29, 2017

My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 7
The Divine Vessels War is reaching its conclusion. But with Soul Reader gone, Yuichi wants nothing more than to drop out! But will he really be able to go back to the normal life he’s always wanted? And if he does, will Mutsuko ever speak to him again?!

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