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.

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of august 13-19 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of August 13-19, 2018


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Not a lot of movement on the list this week, especially compared to last week.

10. *5,361 *13,618 Hataraku Maou-sama! SP Vol.2
aka The Devil is a Part-Timer SP
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hataraku-maou-sama/
The main series is licensed for English release by Yen On. They are releasing volume 11 on August 21, 2018.
No English license for the SP books.
An anime was based on the 1st 2 volumes of the light novels. It streams on Crunchyroll

*9. *5,895 *42,744 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Tsubasa 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. *6,985 *26,065 Boku no Hero Academia The Movie: Futari no Hero
Novelization of the film. Film is getting a North American release in September
Short Story Light Novels and Manga are licensed by Viz
Anime streaming on Crunchyroll

*7. 10,719 107,625 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.

*6. 10,911 *14,567 Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies – Uchuu no Daipinch-hen
Novelization of the storyline for the Kirby Star Allies video game

*5. 12,477 *34,736 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou Vol.6
aka Angel’s Extracurricular Activities
No English License

*4. 12,968 *12,968 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.

*3. 15,042 *39,454 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

*2. 15,486 *36,632 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

*1. 40,684 109,296 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

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top 10 light novels in japan for the week of august 6-12 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of August 6-12, 2018


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Almost a nuclear option on the list this week with 8 new titles! Which 2 managed to hold on?

10. *6,246 265,882 Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou
aka Our Seven-Day War
https://myanimelist.net/anime/37828/Bokura_no_Nanokakan_Sensou

*9. *7,166 **7,166 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin Vol.14
aka Alderamin on the Sky
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/nejimaki-seirei-senki-tenkyou-no-alderamin/
No English license. 13 episode anime aired on Crunchyroll
Final Volume

*8. *8,257 **8,257 Hataraku Maou-sama! SP Vol.2
aka The Devil is a Part-Timer SP
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hataraku-maou-sama/
The main series is licensed for English release by Yen On. They are releasing volume 11 on August 21, 2018.
No English license for the SP books.
An anime was based on the 1st 2 volumes of the light novels. It streams on Crunchyroll

*7. *8,841 **8,841 Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Vol.4
aka I hate being in pain, so I think I’ll make a full defense build.
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/itai-no-wa-iya-nanode-bogyo-ryoku-ni-kyokufuri-shitai-to-omoimasu/
No English license

*6. *9,895 *19,080 Boku no Hero Academia The Movie: Futari no Hero
Novelization of the film. Film is getting a North American release in September
Short Story Light Novels and Manga are licensed by Viz
Anime streaming on Crunchyroll

*5. 10,453 *96,906 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
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.

*4. 21,146 *21,146 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.7
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

*3. 22,259 *22,259 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou Vol.6
aka Angel’s Extracurricular Activities
No English License

*2. 24,412 *24,412 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. Not sure how many volumes it covered

*1. 68,612 *68,612 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

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top 10 light novels in japan for the week of july 30-august 5 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 30-August 5, 2018


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Cheating a little this week and including 11 titles because…reasons 😉

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11. *3,973 **4,449 Dai-6 Koujo Denka wa Kuro Kishi no Hanayome-sama Vol.1
No English license

10. *4,080 **4,425 Izure Saikyou e to Itaru Michi Vol.1
No English license

*9. *4,486 **4,486 Nichijou dewa Saenai Tada no Ossan, Hontou wa Chijou Saikyou no Senshin
No English license

*8. *4,766 104,953 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.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. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

*7. *4,853 *31,685 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.12
aka Akashic Records of the B*st*rd 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 4 releases in August.
Anime adaptation – 12 episodes. Licensed in NA by Funimation.

*6. *4,879 *20,807 Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies – Friends Daibouken!-hen

*5. *5,506 **5,506 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
Appears to be a side story based on the Arpeggio of Blue Steel
The manga is licensed by Seven Seas
The anime streams on Crunchyroll

*4. *5,941 *31,224 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

*3. *9,185 **9,185 Boku no Hero Academia The Movie: Futari no Hero
Novelization of the film
Short Story Light Novels and Manga are licensed by Viz
Anime streaming on Crunchyroll

*2. 11,825 *86,453 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

*1. 13,366 *15,731 Risou no Himo Seikatsu Vol.11
aka The Ideal Sponger Life
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/risou-no-himo-seikatsu/
No English license for the Light Novels
Seven Seas has licensed the manga & will release the 1st volume March 12, 2019

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 23-29, 2018


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10) 06,267 Hoshi no Kirby : Star Allies – Friends Daibouken! Hen
Novelization of the storyline for the Kirby Star Allies video game

9) 06,417 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. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

8) 06,432 Kyuutei Shinkan Monogatari 3
No English License.

7) 06,861 Hazure Waku no “Joutai ijou Skill” de saikyou ni natta ore ga subete o juurin surumade 1
aka I Became the Strongest With The Failure Frame【Abnormal State Skill】As I Devastated Everything
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-became-the-strongest-with-the-failure-frame%e3%80%90abnormal-state-skill%e3%80%91as-i-devastated-everything/
No English License

6) 07,486 Seitokai no Shuunen- Hekiyou Gakuen Seitokai  mokushiroku 9
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/seitokai-no-ichizon/
No English License.

5) 07,532 Imouto Sae ireba ii. 10 
aka A Sister’s All You Need
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/imouto-sae-ireba-ii/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 2 releases Sept. 18, 2018
12 episode anime. Currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The anime covered volumes 1-3 with some material from volume 4

4) 10,960 Shin High School DxD 1 
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 began airing in April 2018.

3) 12,501 Roku de nashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Record 12 
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 4 releases in August.
Anime adaptation – 12 episodes. Licensed in NA by Funimation.

2) 13,595 Arifureta shokugyou de sekai saikyou Rei(Zero) 2
https://j-novel.club/s/arifureta-zero
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club.

1) 23,608 Mirai no Mirai
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

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top 10 light novels in japan for the week of July 16-22 2018

The Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 16-22, 2018


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10) 04,990 Death march kara hajimaru isekai kyousoukyoku 14
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. Volume 6 will release in September 18, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime which aired January-March, 2018. It streamed on Crunchyroll
The manga is also licensed and being released by Yen Press

9) 07,359 Kamitachi ni hirowareta otoko 4
aka The Man Picked Up By the Gods
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-man-picked-up-by-the-gods-reboot/
No English License.

8) 09,031 Eromanga Sensei 10
https://myanimelist.net/manga/63271/Eromanga-sensei
No English license for the Light Novels. The manga has been licensed by Dark Horse. The first volume is releasing October 9, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime that aired April-June 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll

7) 09,667 Seitokai no Shuunen Hekiyou Gakuen Seitokai  mokushiroku 9
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/seitokai-no-ichizon/

6) 10,194 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. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

5) 14,331 Roku de nashi Majutsu Koushi to akashic records 12
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 4 releases in August.
Anime adaptation – 12 episodes. Licensed in NA by Funimation.

4) 14,480 Shin High School DxD 1
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 began airing in April 2018.

3) 15,240 Kishibe Rohan wa Tawamurenai (Collection of Short Stories)
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

2) 19,476 Imouto sae ireba Ii 10
aka A Sister’s All You Need
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/imouto-sae-ireba-ii/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 2 releases Sept. 18, 2018
12 episode anime. Currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The anime covered volumes 1-3 with some material from volume 4

1) 23,092 by adding both editions Mirai no Mirai
aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
Licensed for English release by Yen On
The film just released in Japan on July 20.

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of July 9-15, 2018


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10) 05,053 Kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku o! Extra – Ano orokamono ni mo kyakkou o! 3

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.

9) 06,703 Watashi, nouryoku wa heikinchi de tte itta yo ne! 8

aka Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i…
Licensed for English release by Seven Seas. Volume 3 releases digitally in August & print in September.

8) 07,272 Ore wo suki nano wa omae dake ka yo 9

Google translates as You Only Love Me
https://myanimelist.net/manga/96643/O…
No English License

7) 07,377 Maou gakuin no futekigousha 2

Google Translate – Mismatched School Nominee No English License

6) 10,224 Mirai no Mirai

aka Mirai of the Future
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/M…
Licensed for English release by Yen On The film just released in Japan on July 20.

5) 13,169 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon XI A

aka Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/k…
No English License
Had 2, 13 episode anime seasons, which aired in 2011 & 2012

4) 15,670 Kumo desu ga, nanika? 09

aka So I’m a Spider, So What?
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/k…
Licensed for English Release by Yen On. Volume 3 is releasing July 31.
Recently it’s been announced it will be getting an anime.
Yen Press also releases the manga in English

3) 15,707 Kono Subarashii sekai ni Shukufuku o! 14

aka Konosuba God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/k…
Light Novels licensed in English by Yen On. Volume 6 releases August 21, 2018
Manga licensed in English by Yen Press
There is an anime adaptation. 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4). Licensed by Crunchyroll

2) 27,240 Eromanga Sensei 10

https://myanimelist.net/manga/63271/E…
No English license for the Light Novels.
The manga has been licensed by Dark Horse. The first volume is releasing October 9, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime that aired April-June 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll

1) 30,297 Death March kara hajimaru isekai kyousoukyoku 14

aka Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/d…
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 6 will release in September 18, 2018.
Had a 12 episode anime which aired January-March, 2018. It streamed on Crunchyroll
The manga is also licensed and being released by Yen Press