Here are the light novels releasing in English during the month of October 2017.
OCTOBER 1, 2017
Bluesteel Blasphemer: Volume 3
Yukinari has created a viable system of agriculture for Friedland, and the town once reliant on their erdgod’s whims looks like it might finally be able to thrive on its own. Yuki seems content to settle down at his sanctuary along with Dasa, Berta, and Ulrike, the erdgod from Rostruch, when a unit of the Missionary Order arrives in town with mercenaries on their heels.
OCTOBER 3, 2017
Invaders of the Rokujouma!?: Volume 7
With the end of the year approaching, things are getting busy around Corona House. Even though it’s winter vacation, there’s a new play to get ready for, Koutarou has picked up a new part-time job that no one seems to know anything about, and Ruth has decided to take up martial arts training. Come January, preparations for “The Silver Princess and the Blue Knight, Part 2” kick into high gear, but when an old rival reappears dead set on revenge, Koutarou may be in for the trip of a lifetime.
OCTOBER 7, 2017
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 3
Meetings old and new await our hero, who has begun to walk down the path of the world’s strongest. Along with some farewells… After clearing the Reisen Labyrinth, Hajime and Yue welcome Shea into their party and make for the independent city-state of Fuhren. They get roped into helping the adventurer’s guild look for a certain missing person, leading to an unexpected reunion with someone Hajime thought he’d never see again. Shortly thereafter, Hajime has a run-in with one of the strongest creatures in the world, a black dragon. Does Hajime have the resolve to bear the burden of being the strongest!?
OCTOBER 10, 2017
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
Twelve warriors enter a death match, but only one can survive to win the ultimate prize.
Rampage. Weep. Kill. Every 12 years, the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac take the form of warriors and engage in the ultimate battle royal. They face one another in battles to the death, using all the powers of their star signs, and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize—a wish. Any wish.
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 3 (Physical Release)
“Choco. Wait, could it be that Choco…?”
Haruhiro and his comrades have become famous due to achievements no one expected from them. With his comrades more confident, Haruhiro is still agonizing over what to do when more experienced volunteer soldiers come to him. Among them is a girl whose name is still in Haruhiro’s memories.
At that same time, the town of Alterna moves to retake the Deadhead Watching Keep held by orcs. Looking to earn some of the reward money, Haruhiro’s party ends up joining their first raid alongside Renji and Choco.
OCTOBER 13, 2017
The Faraway Paladin: Volume 3 Secundus
Will and his new allies at last set out for the Rust Mountains to face the dragon Valacirca. After a nostalgic reunion and an unexpected encounter, the curtain of battle must rise in the lost underground kingdom. What fate awaits the Faraway Paladin? The god of undeath is clear:
“I will say it once more. If you challenge him, you will die.”
OCTOBER 17, 2017
The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 09
“I will see to your punishment. Come at me!”
Yomogi, a female samurai, attacks Naofumi and his team. The Shield Hero, Naofumi, finds himself separated from his companions―and reduced to level one! With the help of Kizuna, one of the holy heroes from the new world, he is able to reunite with his friends.
Naofumi prepares to battle their enemy Kyo, but then Yomogi attacks, declaring she is acting on Kyo’s behalf. In the middle of battle, Naofumi notices something strange about her powerful weapon―but what is it?
Find out in volume nine of this otherworldly revenge fantasy!
OCTOBER 19, 2017
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom: Volume 4
After the war with the Principality of Amidonia comes to a close, provisional king Souma receives an unexpected message. It’s a request for annexation from his former enemies in the Principality. Facing a civil war and an invasion by other countries, the Principality now needs the Elfrieden Kingdom’s strength in order to fight back. Souma agrees to the annexation and summons those who play an important role in the defense of the Principality to Van for an awards ceremony, but the Princess of the Principality, Roroa, is hiding in with the mountain of gifts they give him?!
OCTOBER 25, 2017
If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord: Volume 3
The skilled young adventurer, Dale, at last returns to his base of operations in the town of Kreuz after the long journey he took with his adopted daughter, the devil girl Latina. He feels a brief moment of relief when as he watches Latina greet Kenneth and Rita with a smile and start handing out souvenirs… but wait, what’s Helmine doing here?
OCTOBER 27, 2017
In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 5
The newly-crowned 16-year-old Grand Duke of Brunhild, Mochizuki Touya, is just starting to get the hang of managing a nation. What better way to christen his Duchy than to host a party with all the other royals in the region? Laughter! Fun! Pinball! But it’s not all fun and games, Touya’s search to uncover the truth behind the Phrase and Babylon bring him to the depths of the darkest forests, and the caps of the snowiest mountains. Not only that, but new territory means new responsibilities, and soon enough the eyes of the Vatican fall upon him. “Blasphemy!” they scream, “God is no old man, he is a magnificent being of light!” How will Touya react when even the Pope challenges the honor of the old man that gave him a new lease on life. The bells toll for a riveting tale of swords, sorcery, and… savage tribals?!
My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 6
As the war for the Evil God’s vessels begins to escalate, an even more terrible threat comes to Seishin City. When Natsuki runs away, fearing for her life, Yuichi and his friends try to search for her. Their pursuit will lead them not only a new, deadly enemy… but a final understanding of how Yuichi came to have Soul Reader!
OCTOBER 31, 2017
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Vol. 5
It’s been three days since Subaru and Emilia separated on the worst possible terms. Subaru has fled to Crusch’s mansion, letting Rem tend to him while his heart festers. Gloomy and distraught, Subaru ignores his instructions to stay put and returns to Roswaal’s manor. But what he finds when he arrives brings the spiral of death and despair even closer…
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria, Vol. 4
After the tumultuous events in the Dungeon, Aiz has finally reached the vaulted Level 6! But in spite of this amazing news, the Sword Princess seems to be completely depressed. There are two reasons.
The first is that she finally managed to meet the white-haired boy again, but once more, he ran away from her with everything he had. The second is that the monster tamer she fought so hard against knew her name–a name that absolutely no one else should know, and yet…
Meanwhile, from the depths of the Dungeon comes a mysterious crystal ball that’s about to plunge both underground and surface worlds quietly into chaos!
The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria, Vol. 1
Kazuki Hoshino leads the easy-going life of a typical high school student–until the appearance of a new girl in his class turns his world upside down! Introducing herself with a promise to “break” Kazuki is abnormal enough to make an impression, sure, but why does she seem so familiar…?
Log Horizon, Vol. 9
When the Catastrophe hit, American Elder Tales player Leonardo was one of the many people trapped. Stuck on the Chinese server with none of his friends and surrounded by thousands of monsters, his situation is hopeless…until a headstrong girl comes to his rescue! Kanami, the former Debauchery Tea Party leader, recruits him for her party. Along with the hero Elias, the blank-faced healer Coppélia, and a strange white horse that can talk, the group resolves to travel to the Japanese server, the only place where the new expansion pack unlocked before the Catastrophe struck. The long trek eastward begins!
Psycome, Vol. 5: Murder Machine and the Catastrophic Athletic Festival
Even cutthroat murderers have school athletics festivals! Aiming for the top place in the school’s first murderathon, Kyousuke and his classmates suffer through backbreaking conditioning. His life gets even more complicated when Renko’s mother, Reiko Hikawa, pays a visit. She gives the pair an ultimatum: if their class doesn’t win the athletics festival, Kyousuke and Renko can’t get married! Can he sort out his ambiguous feelings for Renko while surviving the upperclassmen’s bloodlust?
your name. Another Side:Earthbound
Mitsuha is a young girl living in a rural town named Itomori and is fed up with her life. One day, her family and friends notice she’s suddenly acting strange. Little do they know, a high school boy from Tokyo named Taki Tachibana found himself randomly switching places with her when he fell asleep. But he has no clue how to act as a high school girl in an unfamiliar place! This is the story of the hit novel your name. from the perspective of Mitsuha’s friends and family as they deal with her strange new quirks–and avoid disaster.
Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 3
The day after Ray and Hugo faced off against the vile Gouz-Maise Gang, the city of Gideon was far livelier than usual, brimming with excitement and anticipation for a certain event. As one would expect from a metropolis bearing the title of “city of duels,” the event was a match between two highly notable duelists: Figaro — the local hero — and Xunyu — one of the most powerful individuals from the far-east empire of Huang He. Both were Masters wielding the powers of Superior Embryos, and both would give their all to fight, make merry and emerge victorious. But a malicious plan unfurls itself in the shadows, who is it that seeks to strike the Kingdom of Altar at its most vulnerable? More importantly, who will survive the Clash of the Superiors?