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


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 3-9, 2018.
Big changes on the list this week. Only 1 light novel series managed to remain on the list from last week.
And yeah, the predictable title is on top. But, wow, look at the sales!

10. *6,243 **6,243 Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” Vol.5
aka 異世界居酒屋「のぶ」
aka Different World Tavern Nobu
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-izakaya-nobu/
No English license for the light novels. Udon Entertainment has announced a license for the spin-off manga
had a 24 episode anime series which aired April-September 2018 (episodes were about half length)

*9. *6,568 **6,568 Heavy Object Vol.16
aka ヘヴィーオブジェクト
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/heavy-object/
No English license for the light novels or manga.
The 24 episode anime is licensed in NA by Funimation. The anime covered Volume 3, Chapter 3 & Epilogue

*8. 10,506 *10,506 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.29 (Vol.11 Part C)
aka 境界線上のホライゾン
aka Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kyoukai-senjou-no-horizon/
No English License
Had two 13 episode anime seasons, which aired in 2011 & 2012

*7. 11,187 *13,051 Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Vol.3
https://myanimelist.net/manga/106602/
No English license for this light novel series.
The manga is released by Viz. The final volume, 74, released October 2, 2018
A 366 episode Anime based on the manga is available on Crunchyroll

*6. 11,472 125,832 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

*5. 11,715 *11,715 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

*4. 13,184 *13,184 IDOLiSH7: Re:member
Started as a video game in Japan. Has since spawned albums, anime, manga, and light novels.
This Light Novel appears to adapt the manga series by the same name, which focused on the background of the idol group Re:Vale

*3. 21,156 *23,806 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.10
is a light novel adaption of Haikyū!!, written by Kiyoko Hoshi
The manga is published in English by Viz
60 episode anime is licensed in NA by Sentai Filmworks

*2. 23,321 *23,321 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

*1. 76,665 *76,665 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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