Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of January 15-21, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Best Selling Light Novels in Japan for the week of January 15-21, 2018.

#10

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.2

4,937 Copies Sold
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)
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

Series Description:

Latest series from Shirow Shiratori, the author of “No-Rin”! A comedy about a live-in apprentice who won’t take “no” for an answer and the most intense Shogi matches this century, all supervised by “Saiyuki”, Osaka’s young professional Shogi team!!

Open front door, and there’s a grade school girl sitting there–.
“I’m here to be your apprentice, as you promised!”
Claiming the Shogi World’s strongest title, “Ryuo”, at the age of 16, Yaichi Kuzuryu comes home to find a 3rd grade girl waiting for him, Ai Hinatsuru. A nine-year-old.
“Come again? …… Apprentice? Huh?“
“…… Don’t you remember?”
He did not, but that’s how the two came to share the same roof. Yaichi’s spirit was on the verge of breaking, but Ai’s unyielding enthusiasm reignites the fire within him–.

#09

Sono Mono. Nochi ni… Vol.7

5,501 Copies Sold
aka That Person. Later on…
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/that-person-later-on/
No license for the manga or light novel

Series Description:

Wazu was an ordinary townsman who shut himself off in the “mountain” because of an unfortunate course of events. After 2 years, he decided to come down from the mountain to meet with people. But there were various misunderstanding about the “mountain” which he shut himself off in. And then he repeatedly had encounters with people. And after that. . .

#08

Only Sense Online Vol.14

5,764 Copies Sold
https://myanimelist.net/manga/70795/
http://www.novelupdates.com/series/only-sense-online/
The light novel is not licensed
The manga is not license
There has been no anime

Series Description:

Yun is a novice MMO player who equipped only unpopular skills labelled as garbage. However, soon after the official launch of the game, the NPC stopped to sell Recovery Potion. Everyone finally started to notice the importance of Support Magic and Items. And that spells trouble for Yun as well as all the support-based players. They received orders for recovery potion from endless flood of players en masse, some more aggressive players even go as far as forcing the support players to be their personal craftsman. In order to prevent this from going out of hands, all the support players grouped together to form a community to keep things in order.

#07

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.1

5,824 Copies Sold
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)
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

#06

Kagerou Daze Vol.8

6,481 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kagerou-days/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. 7 Volumes released to date.
Manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press
An anime adaptation was released under the name Mekakucity Actors

Series Description:

Shintarou Kisaragi’s life as a shut-in would have been perfect if not for the cyber girl Ene, who lives in his computer. Upbeat and cheerful, she enjoys playing pranks, in complete contrast to his own apathy. It is due to Ene’s daily antics that his keyboard breaks. The dread of not having the use of his computer is too much to bear, and he sets out to replace his keyboard.

And so, in the dead heat of summer, Shintarou leaves his room for the first time in two years. However, this simple shopping trip takes a turn for the worse when the department store is threatened by a group of terrorists, and he is taken hostage along with the other shoppers. Tied up in this crisis, he meets the “Mekakushi-dan,” an enigmatic group of teenagers with red eyes and strange powers. Seemingly brought together by chance, Shintarou must save the department store with their help. But the fates of these teenagers are more intertwined than they seem, and they are left to wonder whether their meeting was more than mere coincidence.

#05

Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.18

6,795 Copies Sold
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
13 episode anime aired April-June 2013 & covered volumes 1-2

Series Description:

In the world of Ente Isla, the Demon Lord Satan has attempted to conquer humanity using an enormous army of demons. But when he almost succeeds, mankind’s champion, Hero Emilia, thwarts his plans, forcing him to retreat into a portal that leads to a world unbeknownst to him—Earth.

Along with his faithful servant Alsiel, Satan stumbles upon the modern-day city of Tokyo without any knowledge of the world itself. Completely out of their depth, they gain some information from a police officer, but Satan still has one more problem—money. In order to survive with his greatly diminished powers, he guises himself as a human named Sadao Maou, lives in an apartment, and becomes a part-timer at the fast food restaurant MgRonald’s. Determined not only to conquer Ente Isla but also Earth, Sadao strives to become a full-time employee in his job, as he believes that it would be a step forward in his conquests.

Things begin looking up for the once all-powerful demon as he ventures through his everyday life—his job, his home, and his relationships. However, a major setback pops up when Emilia, the hero who drove him out of Ente Isla, suddenly appears…

#04

 

Youjo Senki Vol.9

7,090 Copies Sold
aka The Saga of Tanya the Evil

Youjo Senki


Licensed for English by Yen On. The first volume released in December 2017
12 episode anime aired January-March 2017. The Anime covered volumes 1-2 & most of 3. Although some events occurred in different order.

Series Description:

High above the blood- and mud-soaked trenches, a young girl pits herself against army mages in high stakes aerial duels with bullets, spells, and bayonets. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and she is the Devil of the Rhine, one of the greatest soldiers the Empire has ever seen! But inside her mind lives a ruthless, calculating ex-salaryman who enjoyed a peaceful life in Japan until he woke up in a war-torn world. Reborn as a destitute orphaned girl with nothing to her name but memories of a previous life, Tanya will do whatever it takes to survive, even if she can find it only behind the barrel of a gun!

#03

Gamers! Vol.9

9,292 Copies Sold
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/gamers/
No official English License
12 episode anime aired July-September 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered up to volume 5

Series Description:

The romantic comedy light novel series centers on the gaming lives of various high school students who play video games, including: Keita Amano, a lonely young man who loves video games; Karen Tendō, the beautiful president of the video game club; Chiaki Hoshinomori, who constantly fights with Keita; and Tasuku Uehara, who puts on a facade of being satisfied with his life in the real world, but he in truth loves video games.

#02

Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon

12,494 Copies Sold
aka The Forgetful Detective Series
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-forgetful-detective-series/
by Nisioisin art by Vofan
9th Volume in the series.
No English license.

Series Description:

Okitegami Kyouko is a famous detective who solves cases in a single day. In fact, she has to, since her memories only last for one day before they ‘reset.’ However, for important things, she writes messages for herself down on her body with a special pen. One of her common clients is Kakushidate Yakusuke, a man who is often wrongly suspected of committing crimes. There is also a live-action drama adaptation of this story.
The original novel’s story is about a detective named Kyōko Okitegami who is also known as the forgetful detective. She forgets everything in a day, but solves cases the same day. (Her name has the Japanese word for “today” in it.) An unlucky young man named Yakusuke Kakushidate somehow ends up as the suspect in every case, and he always asks for the detective.

#01

Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7

24,568 Copies Sold
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)
Bookwalker is releasing the 2nd volume in English January 31, 2018
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

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