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.

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