Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 10-16 2018


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 10-16, 2018.
Sorry this one is a bit late. The holidays have really done a number on my schedule.

10. *6,673 **6,673 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super: Brolly
aka 劇場版 ドラゴンボール超: ブロリー
aka Dragon Ball Super: Broly
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz
The Dragon Ball Super anime is currently streaming on Crunchyroll
The novel adaptation of the twentieth movie in the Dragon Ball series, and the first to carry the Dragon Ball Super branding

*9. *7,052 132,884 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
aka やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。
aka My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as a I Expected
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/yahari-ore-no-seishun-love-come-wa-machigatte-iru/
26 episode anime covered volumes 1-11
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 7 will release February 19, 2019

*8. *7,233 *13,193 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.5
aka 本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~
aka Ascendance of a Bookworm
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ascendance-of-a-bookworm/
No English license for the light novels. The manga is being released in English by J-Novel Club

*7. *7,852 *19,567 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.20
aka はたらく魔王さま!
aka The Devil is a Part-Timer!
http://www.b2c.hachettebookgroup.com/series/the-devil-is-a-part-timer/?yen
Licensed for English release by Yen On. They just released volume 12.
13 episode anime aired April-June 2013 & covered volumes 1-2

*6. 10,475 *12,756 Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Vol.5
aka 痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います。
aka I hate being in pain, so I think I’ll make a full defense build., I Hate Getting Hurt, So I Put All My Skill Points Into Defense
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/itai-no-wa-iya-nanode-bogyo-ryoku-ni-kyokufuri-shitai-to-omoimasu/
No English license has been announced for the light novels
An anime adaptation has been recently announced as being in production.

*5. 12,124 *12,124 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Kieta Kuroneko wa Shitteiru
aka 探偵チームKZ事件ノート 消えた黒猫は知っている
aka Detective Team KZ’s Case Notes
Had a 16 episode anime that aired October 2015 – January 2016. Can be streamed on Crunchyroll.
There is no English license for the series.

*4. 12,982 *12,982 Goblin Slayer Vol.9
aka ゴブリンスレイヤー
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/goblin-slayer/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 6 releases January 22, 2019
12 episode anime streaming on Crunchyroll. Covered volume 1-2 with a short story from volume 4.

*3. 16,137 *39,458 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.9
aka 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
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online-alternative-gun-gale-online/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 3 releases in February 2019.
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

*2. 51,711 *51,711 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.14
aka ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか
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. 12 volumes released. Volume 13 comes out March 2019
13 episode Anime series streamed on Crunchyroll and covered the 1st 5 volumes.

*1. 66,007 142,672 Sword Art Online Vol.21
aka ソードアート・オンライン
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 15 releases December 18, 2018
New season of the anime is currently airing, covering the Alicization Arc.
First new volume since September 2017
First new material not covered in the webnovel – First original material since 2008

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