top 10 light novels in japan for the week of october 1-7 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of October 1-7, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of October 1-7, 2018.
Sorry for the late upload, and missing last week. Life kind of got in the way. Below this weeks Top 10, I’ll list last week’s top selling light novels so you can at least compare the 2 lists.

10. *5,274 *14,617 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.6
aka Cook of the Mercenary Corp
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/cook-of-the-mercenary-corp/
No English License

*9. *5,637 **8,937 Izakaya Bottakuri Vol.10
aka Izakaya Rolling
No English License

*8. *8,025 **9,761 Shounen Onmyouji “Odomi no Shingari de Kokorozase”
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/shounen-onmyouji/
No English license for the light novels
A 26 episode anime aired 2006-2007 and was licensed by Funimation

*7. *8,512 **8,512 Boukyaku Tantei Series Vol.11
aka The Forgetful Detective Series
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-forgetful-detective-series/
No English license for the series. There was a 10 episode live-action drama series based on it.

*6. *9,197 *19,066 Youjo Senki Vol.10
aka The Saga of Tanya the Evil
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youjo-senki/
Licensed for English by Yen On.
12 episode anime aired January-March 2017.
💰Buy the Light Novels, Anime, or Manga – https://amzn.to/2PCztr6

*5. 12,752 *45,470 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.17
aka Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/rezero-kara-hajimeru-isekai-seikatsu/
Licensed for English release by Yen On.
💰Buy the Light Novels, Anime, or Manga – https://amzn.to/2PGaMu6

*4. 13,733 *13,733 Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Vol.11
aka How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-maou-to-shoukan-shoujo-dorei-majutsu/
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club.
The manga is licensed for English release by Seven Seas.
12 episode anime just finished airing on Crunchyroll

*3. 14,077 *68,758 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.9
aka Classroom of the Elite
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youkoso-jitsuryoku-shijou-shugi-no-kyoushitsu-e/
💰Buy the Light Novels or Anime – https://amzn.to/2QXqcu2
Licensed for English release by Seven Seas. The first volume releases May 7, 2019
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll July-September 2017.

*2. 14,455 *17,109 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Series “Boku ga Name wo Yobu Hi”
aka Confession Rehearsal
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kokuhaku-yokou-renshuu/

*1. 19,658 *61,757 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.13
aka That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/tensei-shitara-slime-datta-ken-ln/
Licensed for English release by Yen On.
An anime adaptation has just started airing.
💰Buy the Light Novels or Manga – https://amzn.to/2AeMz8S

Here’s the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of September 24-30, 2018

10. *6,194 14,351 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.14
aka In Another World With My Smartphone
💰Buy the Light Novels or Anime – https://amzn.to/2OtZ6hf

*9. *6,232 13,330 Madan no Ou to Michelia
Lord Marksman and Michelia
💰Buy the Anime or Manga of the source series – https://amzn.to/2yLtERb

*8. *6,315 *6,315 Next Life Vol.14
No English license for the light novel

*7. *7,830 *8,176 Seireitsukai no Blade Dance Vol.19
aka Blade Dance of Elementalers
💰Buy the Anime – https://amzn.to/2RDbV6L

*6. *9,343 *9,343 Youheidan no Ryouriban Vol.6
aka Cook of the Mercenary Corp
No English License

*5. *9,869 *9,869 Youjo Senki Vol.10
aka The Saga of Tanya the Evil
💰Buy the Light Novels, Anime, or Manga – https://amzn.to/2PCztr6

*4. 14,886 15,539 Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki Vol.7
aka The diary about life in a different world of a wise man around 40
No English License

*3. 31,382 32,718 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.17
aka Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
💰Buy the Light Novels, Anime, or Manga – https://amzn.to/2PGaMu6

*2. 42,099 42,099 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.13
aka That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
💰Buy the Light Novels or Manga – https://amzn.to/2AeMz8S

*1. 52,147 54,681 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.9
aka Classroom of the Elite
💰Buy the Light Novels or Anime – https://amzn.to/2QXqcu2

sorcerous stabber orphen volume 1 light novel review

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Volume 1 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Volume 1 by Yoshinobu Akita

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen The Wayward Journey
AKA: Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi , 魔術士オーフェンはぐれ旅
AUTHOR: Yoshinobu Akita
ILLUSTRATOR: Yuuya Kusaka
TRANSLATOR: Andrew Hodgson
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): August 26, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2D77he7

PUBLISHER (Japan): TO Books (Fujimi Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 2011 via TO Books (May 1994 via Fujimi Shobo)
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 20 (Fujimi Release) (TO Books released 10 books which each contained 2 volumes) (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 2 seasons of anime. Season 1 (24 episodes) October 1998-March 1999. Season 2 (23 episodes) October 1999-March 2000. Season 1 roughly covered the 1st volume. Season 2 was original material.

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of september 3-9 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of September 3-9, 2018


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Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of September 3-9, 2018.
There’s a new series hitting the Top 10 this week, which I always find fun. It shares a bond with a previous series that has regularly visited the Top 10 Light Novel List.
Sorry it’s getting posted later than usual. But hey, better late than never, right?

10. *3,500 *10,134 Kaifuku Jutsushi Yarinaoshi: Sokushi Mahou to Skill Copy no Chouetsu Heal Vol.4
aka The Redo of a Healing Magician ~ Transcendental Healing of Instant Death Magic and Skill Copying
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kaifuku-jutsushi-no-yarinaoshi-sokushi-mahou-to-skill-copy-no-choetsu-heal/
No English License. Was #1 in Bookwalker’s Next Big Light Novel Poll

 

*9. *3,564 **3,564 Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai suru
New Series! Same author as Alderamin of the Sky

 

*8. *3,941 **3,941 Oushuu Youitan Vol.19
No English license.

 

*7. *4,009 *12,562 Seirei Gensouki Vol.11
aka Seirei Gensouki Spirit Chronicles
https://j-novel.club/s/seirei-gensouki-spirit-chronicles
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Volume 1 released August 28, 2018

 

*6. *4,102 *32,269 Hidan no Aria Vol.29
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

 

*5. *4,732 136,829 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26
aka The Irregular at Magic High School
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Licensed by Yen On. Volume 9 releasing September 18, 2018
26 episode Anime covered volume 1-7 excluding volume 5. Available on Crunchyroll

 

*4. *8,375 **8,375 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon (XI B) Vol.28
aka Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kyoukai-senjou-no-horizon/
No English License
Had 2 13 episode anime seasons, which aired in 2011 & 2012

 

*3. 10,365 *10,365 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.19
aka The Devil is a Part-Timer!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hataraku-maou-sama/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 11 released August 21, 2018.
13 episode anime aired April-June 2013 & covered volumes 1-2

 

*2. 18,005 *18,005 Natsume no Yuujinchou: Utsusemi ni Musubu
aka Natsume’s Book of Friends
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9419
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz. 74 episode anime, streaming on Crunchyroll

 

*1. 23,937 *23,937 Accel World Vol.23
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/accel-world/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 15 releases Sept 18, 2018.
24 episode anime (+2 OVAs) Licensed for English release by Viz. Adapted volumes 1-4 of the light novels. A feature film was also released, and was an original story by novelist Reki Kawahara.

otorimonogatari light novel review

Otorimonogatari Monogatari Volume 11 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Otorimonogatari (Monogatari Volume 11) by Nisioisin
Yeah, this one turned into more of a discussion video, but it’s still pretty much spoiler-free.

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Otorimonogatari
AKA: Monogatari Series, 物語シリーズ, 囮物語
AUTHOR: Nisioisin
ILLUSTRATOR: VOFAN
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
RELEASE DATE (English): August 28, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2PBxYcc
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2Luin0L

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha Box
RELEASE DATE (Japan): June 29, 2011
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 24 (most recent released June 14, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: 97 TV episodes. Kizumonogatari was adapted over 3 films

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of august 27-september 2 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of August 27-September 2, 2018


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Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of August 27-September 2, 2018

10. *4,775 *11,138 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.16
aka A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/a-certain-middle-aged-mans-vrmmo-activity-log/
No English license

*9. *4,784 118,353 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
The LN adaptation is licensed by Yen On and will release October 30th
Novelization of the upcoming anime film – released July 20, 2018
Same director as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast.

*8. *4,808 **4,808 Saikyou Mahoushi no Inton Keikaku Vol.7
aka The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-greatest-magicmasters-retirement-plan/
No English License

*7. *5,502 **5,502 Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita Vol.2
aka I Was Kicked out of the Hero’s Party Because I Wasn’t a True Companion so I Decided to Have a Slow Life at the Frontier
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-was-kicked-out-of-the-heros-party-because-i-wasnt-a-true-companion-so-i-decided-to-have-a-slow-life-at-the-frontier/
No English License

*6. *6,634 **6,634 Kaifuku Jutsushi Yarinaoshi: Sokushi Mahou to Skill Copy no Chouetsu Heal Vol.4
aka The Redo of a Healing Magician ~ Transcendental Healing of Instant Death Magic and Skill Copying
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kaifuku-jutsushi-no-yarinaoshi-sokushi-mahou-to-skill-copy-no-choetsu-heal/
No English License. Was #1 in Bookwalker’s Next Big Light Novel Poll

*5. *6,849 *38,801 Date A Live Vol.19
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/date-a-live/
No English license
22 +2 OVA episode anime series. Licensed for NA release by Funimation. The anime covered volume 1-7 of the light novel series.

*4. *7,484 *16,162 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.14
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hachinan-tte-sore-wa-nai-deshou/
No English License.

*3. *8,056 132,097 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26
aka The Irregular at Magic High School
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Licensed by Yen On. Volume 9 releasing September 18, 2018
26 episode Anime covered volume 1-7 excluding volume 5. Available on Crunchyroll

*2. *8,553 **8,553 Seirei Gensouki Vol.11
aka Seirei Gensouki Spirit Chronicles
https://j-novel.club/s/seirei-gensouki-spirit-chronicles
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Volume 1 released August 28, 2018

*1. 14,181 *28,167 Hidan no Aria Vol.29
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

how a realist hero rebuilt the kingdom volume 4 light novel review

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 4 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 4 by Dojyomaru

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
AKA: Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki, 現実主義勇者の王国再建記, Re:CONSTRUCTION THE ELFRIEDEN KINGDOM TALES OF REALISTIC BRAVE
AUTHOR: Dojyomaru
ILLUSTRATOR: Fuyuyuki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club / Seven Seas
RELEASE DATE (English): October 19, 2017 (eBook)
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2MT3Zim

PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): June 25, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 7 Volumes (Ongoing. Most recent released June 25, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: None

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of august 20-26 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of August 20-26, 2018


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Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of August 20-26, 2018
Five new titles on the list this week, including a new #1!

10. *5,656 *45,110 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.9
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) Volume 4 released July 17, 2018
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll. According to several of you, the anime covered the first 5 volumes

*9. *5,944 113,569 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
The LN adaptation is licensed by Yen On and will release October 30th
Novelization of the upcoming anime film – released July 20, 2018
Same director as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast.

*8. *5,950 *10,158 Date A Live Fragments: Date A Bullet Vol.4
http://date-a-live.wikia.com/wiki/Date_A_Live_Fragment:_Date_A_Bullet
No English license for the main series or this spin-off

*7. *6,120 *42,752 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.8
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online-alternative-gun-gale-online/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 2 releases September 18, 2018.
The series is written by Keiichi Sigsawa who is the author of Kino’s Journey.
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered volume 1-3

*6. *6,363 **6,363 Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki Vol.16
aka A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/a-certain-middle-aged-mans-vrmmo-activity-log/
No English license

*5. *7,144 *41,880 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou Vol.6
aka Angel’s Extracurricular Activities
No English License

*4. *8,678 **8,678 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.14
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hachinan-tte-sore-wa-nai-deshou/
No English License.

*3. 13,986 *13,986 Hidan no Aria Vol.29
https://myanimelist.net/manga/12297/

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

*2. 14,745 124,041 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.26
aka The Irregular at Magic High School
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Licensed by Yen On. Volume 9 releasing September 18, 2018
26 episode Anime covered volume 1-7 excluding volume 5. Available on Crunchyroll

*1. 18,984 *31,952 Date A Live Vol.19
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/date-a-live/
No English license
22 +2 OVA episode anime series. Licensed for NA release by Funimation. The anime covered volume 1-7 of the light novel series.