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 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
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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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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.

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of March 19-25, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of March 19-25, 2018.

I also cover this list in video format. You can watch the video on YouTube.

#10

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.12

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.12

12,578 Copies Sold this week
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. Volume 7 released March 8, 2018
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll. It covered volumes 1-3 of the light novel series.

What it’s about…

After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder…” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya’s adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!

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#09

Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.16

Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden: Tenchi Muyou! GXP Vol.16

12,581 Copies Sold this week

What it’s about…

Seina Yamada may just be the unluckiest guy in the world. As Tenchi Masaki’s classmate, this walking time bomb seems to spread destruction and bad fortune wherever he goes. But when a suprise encounter with a beautiful woman leaves him with lipstick on his face and a Galaxy Police pamphlet, it seems his luck is about to turn around. Now, he has become a member of the GP Academy and is about to face the challenges of squaring off against space pirates, adapting to a new advanced society, and sneaking out after curfew with his friends.

#08

Log Horizon Vol.11

Log Horizon Vol.11

13,078 Copies Sold this week
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/log-horizon/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. 10 volumes have been release to date.
50 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll and covered volume 1-10 of the light novels.
The manga is also licensed by Yen Press.

What it’s about…

By its eleventh expansion pack, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Elder Tale (エルダー・テイル Erudā Teiru) has become a global success, having a following of millions of players. However, during the release of its twelfth expansion pack: Novasphere Pioneers (ノウアスフィアの開墾 Nōasufia no Kaikon), thirty thousand Japanese gamers who are all logged on at the time of the update, suddenly find themselves transported inside the game world and donning their in-game avatars. In the midst of the event, a socially awkward gamer called Shiroe along with his friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki decide to team up so that they may face this world which has now become their reality along with the challenges which lie ahead.

Purchase the Log Horizon light novels in English

#07

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.12

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.12

13,154 Copies Sold this week
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). Volume 8 releases in eBook in April 2018. The manga is licensed by Yen Press
12 episode +1 OVA anime covered volumes 1-2 and streamed on Crunchyroll.

What it’s about…

Why are we doing this…? When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was `just like a game.” In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns Skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a Trainee Volunteer Soldier. Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.

Purchase the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash light novels in English

#06

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Memorial Regular Edition

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Memorial Regular Edition

15,447 Copies Sold this week
aka How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/saenai-heroine-no-sodatekata/
No English license for the light novels. The manga is licensed by Yen Press
25 episode anime had it’s 1st season licensed by Aniplex & 2nd season licensed by Amazon.com

A definitive “Saekano” fan book including unpublished novels, character commentary, rare illustrations and more!

What the series is about…

Main series description…
The life of Tomoyo Aki, a highschool otaku working part time to support his BD hoarding. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into, Megumi Katou, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated torrent of relationships. Eriri Spencer Sawamura, his half-foreigner childhood friend who’s always valued her relationship with Tomoyo. Kasumigaoka Utaha, a cold, composed renowned literary genius who shoves everyone aside from our protagonist. What is this? An eroge introduction?
The tale of a small not quite doujin circle, but not quite indie studio’s journey through the tough territory of comiket and beyond.

#05

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

17,684 Copies Sold this week
aka The Irregular at Magic High School
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Licensed by Yen On. Volume 7 releasing March 27, 2018
26 episode Anime covered volume 1-7 excluding volume 5. Available on Crunchyroll

What it’s about…

Magic.
It is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales, but instead has become a technology of reality since a time unknown to people.
Supernatural power became a technology systematized through magic, while magic became a technical skill. A “Supernatural Power User” became a “Magic Technician”.
Magic Technicians (in short, Magicians) are nurtured through Magic High Schools and Universities.
This is a story about:
A defective elder brother and low achiever.
A perfect, flawless younger sister and high achiever.
After both siblings entered a Magic High School,
The stage of daily turbulence was unveiled —.

Purchase The Irregular at Magic High School light novels in English

#04

High School DxD Vol.25

High School DxD Vol.25

24,360 Copies Sold this week
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 is scheduled for an April 2018 release.

What it’s about…

Hyoudou Issei is a (perverted) high school boy. When he goes out on a date with his first girlfriend Amano Yuuma, he is killed by her. Her true identity is Raynare, a fallen angel sent by a secret society Grigori to eliminate dangerous divine weapons. Issei is reincarnated as a devil by his senpai Rias Gremory, a Duke of Hell. Issei serves as Rias’s low-rank devil and fights against the fallen angels.

#03

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.11

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.11

25,128 Copies Sold this week
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 3 releases in April.
Anime adaptation – 12 episodes. Licensed in NA by Funimation.

What it’s about…

Sisti attends a magical academy to hone her skills in the magical arts, and hopes to solve the mystery of the enigmatic Sky Castle. After the retirement of her favorite teacher, the replacement, Glen, turns out to be a tardy, lazy, seemingly incompetent bastard of an instructor. How was it that Glen was hand-picked by the best magician in the academy!?

#02

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.16

27,223 Copies Sold this week
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. Volume 6 released February 27, 2018

What it’s about…

Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru attempts to return the favor by helping her track down something that was stolen from her. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death” and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time to a certain point by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

Purchase the Re:Zero light novels in English

#01

Date A Live Vol.18

Date A Live Vol.18

32,335 Copies Sold this week
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.

What it’s about…

April 10th. Yesterday was the last day of spring vacation, so starting this morning it was a school day. After being woken up by his cute little sister, Itsuka Shidou believed that it would be the start of another normal day. As for predicting the chance meeting with the girl who called herself a spirit……
Along with a sudden shockwave, the townscape vanished without a trace. In a corner of the street which had now become a crater, the girl was there.
“?You, have you come to kill me too?”
She is the disaster that will destroy humanity, a monster of unknown origin, and a being rejected by the world. There are only two ways to stop this girl: annihilation, and conversation. His little sister Kotori, wrapped in a military uniform, thus said to Shidou: “Since it’s like this, just go date her, and make the spirit fall for you!” “Wh.. whaaaaaaaat!?” Enter a new age of boy meets girl!!

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of March 5-11, 2018

#10

Isekai Nonbiri Nouka Vol.2

7,011 Copies Sold this week.
aka Farming Life in Another World
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-nonbiri-nouka/
No English License.

What it’s about…

Having died of sickness at the age of 39, Machio Hiraku is given the opportunity to go to another world. When asked what his wish is by God intending to give him strength, he requests to have a healthy body, offered a second wish, he chooses to live peacefully, a third wish to be able to know the local language, and for a final wish, to be able to be a farmer.

#09

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.13 Regular Edition

7,106 Copies Sold this week.
aka Is It Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon?
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/dungeon-ni-deai-o-motomeru-no-wa-machigatte-iru-darou-ka/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 11 releases in English in April
13 episode anime covered volumes 1-5. Streaming on Crunchyroll

What it’s about…

In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon.

But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He’s the one who winds up the damsel in distress!

#08

Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple

7,329 Copies Sold this week.
Novelization of the theatrical feature film.
No English license for the novel.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press. They are releasing volume 6 on April 10, 2018
The 24 episode anime is available for streaming on Crunchyroll.

What it’s about…

Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the “Armed Detective Agency” said to solve incidents that even the military and police won’t touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that’s been terrorizing the population…

#07

Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.10 Part 3

8,051 Copies Sold this week.
aka Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kyoukai-senjou-no-horizon/
No English License for the Light Novels.
2 anime seasons – total of 26 episodes. Licensed for English release by Sentai Filmworks

What it’s about…

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon chronicles the story of a futuristic civilization returned to Earth after constant warfare hindered them from traveling beyond the post-Apocalyptic Earth. At this stage, a small archipelago called the Divine States were the only hospitable land on Earth. In order to regain the space-faring technology they had lost after many years of war, they decided to recreate history with a book called the Testament as a guide.
It is the year 1648 in the Testament Era. Toori Aoi, Chancellor and Student Council President of the only academy on the airborne city-ship Musashi, faces the ten-year anniversary of the death of his childhood friend Horizon Ariadust in an accident. As he prepares to celebrate the occasion by proposing to P-01s (an automaton who looks exactly like Horizon) he discovers that his suspicion about P-01s’ appearance actually has a basis in truth; P-01s is in fact Horizon Ariadust, reborn into a robotic body. In addition to this, Horizon’s emotions had been stripped away and are now stored in eight powerful weapons called the Mortal Sin Armaments; which are now in the possession of key people in various established countries in the Divine States.
To retrieve the emotions of Horizon Ariadust, Toori Aoi along with his friends and allies begins a crusade against different obstacles as key events in history are recreated in a futuristic manner.

#06

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.2

9,324 Copies Sold this week.
aka Ascendance of a Bookworm
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ascendance-of-a-bookworm/
No English license for the novels.

What it’s about…

Urano, a bookworm who had finally found a job as a librarian at a university, was sadly killed shortly after graduating from college. She was reborn as the daughter of a soldier in a world where the literacy rate is low and books were scarce. No matter how much she wanted to read, there were no books around. What is a bookworm to do without any books? Make them, of course. Her goal is to become a librarian! So that she may once again live surrounded by books, she must start by making them herself.

#05

Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5

9,644 Copies Sold this week.
Licensed for English release by Yen On
Previous 4 volumes already available in English
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online-progressive/
Anime used some material from Progressive Volume 1 for the Aincrad arc.

“There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…”

One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba’s deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead.

Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?

Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that starts at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna’s epic adventure–on the very first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!

#04

No Game No Life Vol.10

17,216 Copies Sold this week.
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/no-game-no-life/
Licensed for release in English by Yen On. Volume 7 releases in English June 2018
12 Episode anime available to stream on Crunchyroll. Covered volumes 1-3.
No Game No Life Zero film – released July 2017, covered volume 6.

What it’s about…

Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don’t play by the rules of the “crappy game” that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it’s the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders–are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin…

#03

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.13

22,434 Copies Sold this week.
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. 4th volume released January 31, 2018.
Anime currently ongoing on Crunchyroll.

29-year-old programmer Suzuki Ichirou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG. Within the game, he’s a 15-year-old named Satou. At first he thinks he’s dreaming, but his experiences seem very real. Due to a powerful ability he possesses with limited use, he ends up wiping out an army of lizard men and becomes a high leveled adventurer. Satuu decides to hide his level, and plans to live peacefully and meet new people. However, developments in the game’s story, such as the return of a demon king, may cause a nuisance to Satou’s plans.

#02

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.12

37,477 Copies Sold this week.
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. Volume 2 releases April 24, 2018
An anime adaptation has been announced.

What it’s about…

Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm…as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!

#01

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.24

52,275 Copies Sold this week.
aka The Irregular at Magic High School
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Licensed by Yen On. Volume 7 releasing March 27, 2018
26 episode Anime covered volume 1-7 excluding volume 5. Available on Crunchyroll

What it’s about…

Magic.
It is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales, but instead has become a technology of reality since a time unknown to people.
Supernatural power became a technology systematized through magic, while magic became a technical skill. A “Supernatural Power User” became a “Magic Technician”.
Magic Technicians (in short, Magicians) are nurtured through Magic High Schools and Universities.
This is a story about:
A defective elder brother and low achiever.
A perfect, flawless younger sister and high achiever.
After both siblings entered a Magic High School,
The stage of daily turbulence was unveiled —.

 


 

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of February 19-25, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of February 19-25, 2018.

#10

Maou Toubatsu shita Ato, Medachitakunai node Guild Master ni Natta Vol.3

7,061 Copies Sold this week.
aka After tormenting the Devil, I did not want to stand out, so I became a guild master
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/he-didnt-want-to-be-the-center-of-attention-hence-after-defeating-the-demon-lord-he-became-guild-master/
No English License

What it’s about…

The Kingdom of Albein was blessed with the appearance of the Miracle children, individuals with the greatest talents ever seen. Despite being around ten years old, with abilities dozens of times stronger than the average adventurer, they managed to reach a strength score that exceeded 100.000 points, granting them the SSS adventurer grade. With a mere party of five people, they defeated the Demon Lord regaining the kingdom’s peace.
After that journey, Dick Silver, the most balanced between them, racked his brain to not draw the public attention.
In the end, he decided to become the Guild Master of a suburban guild as a reward, becoming its 12th successor.
After five years he reached his aim and then became a regular of its own guild’s cafe.
But one day, as he was drinking at the bar as always, the daughter of a certain aristocrat came to pay him a visit…

#09

Shin Sangoku Shimai

7,251 Copies Sold this week
No English License

Same author as Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Appears to be a re-telling of the Three Kingdoms with a boy & his two sisters summoned back in time with the Boy taking the role of Liu Bei

#08

Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Vol.6

8,270 Copies Sold this week.
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 1-5 available

What it’s about…

“O, Hero!” With that cliched line, Kazuya Souma found himself summoned to another world and his adventure–did not begin. After he presents his plan to strengthen the country economically and militarily, the king cedes the throne to him and Souma finds himself saddled with ruling the nation! What’s more, he’s betrothed to the king’s daughter now…?! In order to get the country back on its feet, Souma calls the wise, the talented, and the gifted to his side. Five people gather before the newly crowned Souma. Just what are the many talents and abilities they possess…?! What path will his outlook as a realist take Souma and the people of his country down? A revolutionary transferred-to-another-world administrative fantasy series starts here!

#07

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.17

8,377 Copies Sold this week.
aka Blade Dance of Elementalers
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/seirei-tsukai-no-blade-dance/
No English license for the light novels or manga.
12 episode + 6 specials anime aired July-September 2014. Licensed in NA by Sentai Filmworks

In a world where elemental spirits are summoned, there exists a tournament that grants not only a single wish to its champion, but also blessing and protection to her home country. Therefore nations race to produce the next Ren Ashbell, “The Strongest Blade Dancer,” and only spirit elementalers, who are all pure young maidens, are able to qualify.

Sixteen-year-old Kamito Kazehaya, the only male spirit elementaler, is forced to attend Areishia Spirit Academy, where he meets other spirit contractors around his age. One of these is the red-haired Claire Rouge, who insists that Kamito become her contracted humanoid spirit. But Kamito cannot forget his one and only wish: to take back his former partner, Restia Ashdoll.

Join Kamito as he, with the help of his sword spirit Terminus Est, seeks to become the next champion in the upcoming Blade Dance of the Elementalers!

#06

29 to JK Vol.4

9,411 Copies Sold this week.
No English license for the Light Novel or Manga

Very little information in English.
Appears to be about a 29 year old man who is ordered by the president of his company to date a 15 year old girl (possibly the president’s granddaughter?) Is sold as a “forbidden age difference romantic comedy.”

#05

Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.20

9,611 Copies Sold this week.
aka Oda Nobuna’s Ambition
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/oda-nobuna-no-yabou/
No license for the light novels or manga
12 episode anime ranJuly-September 2012 & is licensed in NA by Sentai Filmworks

What it’s about…

Suddenly finding himself in the Sengoku era, regular high school student Sagara Yoshiharu is about to be killed in the battlefield. He is saved by none other than the man who later becomes the infamous Toyotomi Hideyoshi but at a cost to his life. With history completely changed because of Yoshiharu’s actions, he tries to make things right again but it seems that history is taking a different course than the one he learned in school. Oda Nobunaga is now a brilliant but young girl named Oda Nobuna. Yoshiharu starts working under her command to bring back history to its correct course and find his way back home to the present world.

#04

Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.9

21,578 Copies Sold this week
aka A Sister’s All You Need
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/imouto-sae-ireba-ii/
Licensed for release in English by Yen On. Volume 1 releases in May 2018
12 episode anime. Currently streaming on Crunchyroll. Unknown how many volumes it covered.

What it’s about…

Surrounded by many different kinds of companions, our protagonist: Hopeless siscon Hashima Itsuki.
1st class genius and lover, the high end unfortunate-beauty Kani Nayuta.
Troubled about love, troubled about friendships, troubled even in her dreams, victor of the 3 crowns Shirakawa Miyako.
Brutal tax sabre, Ōno Ashley.
Natural born illustrator, Puriketsu.
Each and every one as hesitant as the next, and each and every one dealing with their own headaches. This is a busy story of a group of bewildering characters that play games together, take trips together, and work together, never a single dull day.
Watching over them is the kind and thoughtful, completely perfect, superhuman little brother of Itsuki; Chihiro, with a huge secret of his own―.
From the author that brought you ‘Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai’ (‘Haganai’), Hirasaka Yomi has drawn the curtains for the latest youth love-comedy series!

#03

Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.5

24,409 Copies Sold this week
Licensed for English release by Yen On
Previous 4 volumes already available in English

Sword Art Online – Progressive


Anime used some material from Progressive Volume 1 for the Aincrad arc.

What it’s about…

“There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…”

One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba’s deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead.

Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?

Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that starts at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna’s epic adventure–on the very first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!

#02

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.13 Regular Edition

25,025 Copies Sold this week.
aka Is It Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon?
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/dungeon-ni-deai-o-motomeru-no-wa-machigatte-iru-darou-ka/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 11 releases in English in April
13 episode anime covered volumes 1-5. Streaming on Crunchyroll

What it’s about…

In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon.

But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He’s the one who winds up the damsel in distress!

#01

No Game No Life Vol.10

49,228 Copies Sold this week.
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/no-game-no-life/
Licensed for release in English by Yen On. Volume 7 releases in English June 2018
12 Episode anime available to stream on Crunchyroll. Covered volumes 1-3.
No Game No Life Zero film – released July 2017, covered volume 6.

What it’s about…

Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don’t play by the rules of the “crappy game” that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it’s the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders–are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin…