Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 31-January 6 2019


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 31 to January 6, 2018
A new #1 and 5 new titles in the Top 10. Though one of those 5 is a repeat visitor!

10. *4,771 **7,498 Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita Vol.3
aka 真の仲間じゃないと勇者のパーティーを追い出されたので、辺境でスローライフすることにしました
aka I Was Kicked out of the Hero’s Party Because I Wasn’t a True Companion so I Decided to Have a Slow Life at the Frontier
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-was-kicked-out-of-the-heros-party-because-i-wasnt-a-true-companion-so-i-decided-to-have-a-slow-life-at-the-frontier/
No English License for the light novels

*9. *4,819 *11,819 Kenja no Mago Vol.9
aka 賢者の孫
aka Magi’s Grandson (or The Sage’s Grandson)
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/magis-grandson/
No English License for the light novels
An anime is set to release April 2019

*8. *4,842 *40,096 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Vol.9
aka ありふれた職業で世界最強
Arifureta From Common Place to World’s Strongest
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/arifureta-shokugyou-de-sekai-saikyou-ln/
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Volume 8 released October 28, 2018.
The J-Novel Club translation is getting a print release by Seven Seas. Volume 4, Print, came out December 18, 2018.
Seven Seas is also releasing the manga.
An anime has been announced and is set to release in July 2019.

*7. *4,976 103,536 Seishun Buta Yarou Series Vol.1
aka 青春ブタ野郎シリーズ
aka Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/seishun-buta-yarou-series/
9 Volumes in Japan. No English license for the light novels.
The anime aired on Crunchyroll with 13 episodes covering volume 1-5. A Movies is coming later this year and will cover volumes 6 & 7

*6. *5,527 *29,108 Hidan no Aria Vol.30
aka 緋弾のアリア
aka Aria the Scarlet Ammo
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hidan-no-aria/
No active license for the light novels.

*5. *5,757 **7,647 Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou. Vol.3
aka ひげを剃る。そして女子高生を拾う。
aka I Shaved. Then I Brought a High School Girl Home.
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-shaved-then-i-brought-a-high-school-girl-home/
No English license for the light novels
Was #4 on the Bunkobon list in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2019

*4. *8,137 113,477 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.

*3. 11,165 *40,559 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.18
aka Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活
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 9 will be released February 19, 2019

*2. 11,287 194,807 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 released 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

*1. 13,466 *13,466 Yakusoku no Neverland: Mama-tachi no Tsuisoukyoku
aka 約束のネバーランド ~ママたちの追想曲~
aka The Promised Neverland – Mama’s Reflection Song
No license for the light novels. This is the 2nd light novel volume based on the manga
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz.
An anime adaptation is currently airing.

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