new and notable light novel releases for december 2019

Light Novel Releases for December 2019

DECEMBER 01

The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar Volume 10 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Y0If7j
Apple: https://apple.co/2P3yG3E

DECEMBER 02

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 11 (ebook) (paperback to release later)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/33DF2fn
Apple: https://apple.co/2q5S4o7

DECEMBER 03

Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice and Wolf Volume 4 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OvNYyO
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2JxnFp1

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 2 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/35KeZo0
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2q3nETh

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 7 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2rFu0bQ
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2OCgSxv

The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Volume 6 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OSBrVe
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2OVf3uk

If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 6 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/37Qsmoq
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2rAsbx

In Another World With My Smartphone Volume 7 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DwSgQo
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2L5570a

Cooking With Wild Game Volume 5 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DGOcx7
Apple: https://apple.co/35XeY0j

Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 7 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/37SHl16
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2OzPTCH

You Call That Service? Volume 1 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2sxsjxX
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2rEhx8q

So I’m a Spider, So What? Volume 7 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2rEdE3k
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2qPvznQ

DECEMBER 10

WorldEnd: What Do You Do At the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? Volume 5 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/34zg3el
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2Pu2qZi

DECEMBER 14

Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress! Volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R3tVJO
Apple: https://apple.co/35QKbSL

DECEMBER 17

Restaurant to Another World Volume 3 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/34Lib2s
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2q39EJe

Accel World Volume 20 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DwXNXc
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2OZB3Em

A Certain Magical Index Volume 21 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R5pAGa
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2L8g5Sz

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Volume 15 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2rEeCN0
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2rCFvRC

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Volume 10 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/34wIKso
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2L6FPyU

Lazy Dungeon Master Volume 8 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L8OiBs
Apple: https://apple.co/2sxuzoV

Banner of the Stars Volume 1 (ebook) (hardcover omnibus to release later)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/34yYH1f
Apple: https://apple.co/33tnHWc

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 5 (paperback) (ebook released earlier)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Rf0Dbt
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2R3zEPO

Weathering With You
Amazon: https://amzn.to/35Kosf5
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/37V865p

DECEMBER 18

I Became the Secretary of a Hero! Volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/35OcuBi

DECEMBER 24

Toradora! Volume 8 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/33vB5Jy
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/34zSJNw

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill Volume 4 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L3DKUg
Apple: https://apple.co/34xeLQU

Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Volume 1 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/37TqsU3
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2snUEq6

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 7 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2q34PzC
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/37QbE8Y

The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) Volume 2 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/37QzYHH
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/35Ko0xp

Baccano! Volume 12 (hardcover, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/37PBVEj
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2L7TMN0

I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Volume 6 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L6PfdE
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/37N6wlQ

Kingdom Hearts X: Your Keyblade, Your Story (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2q0EguS
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2q51NuR

DECEMBER 28

The Holy Knight’s Dark Road Volume 1 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L54q74
Apple: https://apple.co/33x8YcV

DECEMBER 31

Outbreak Company Volume 12 (ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ozkhgh
Apple: https://apple.co/2R6NjWm

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 2 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2sqAnQJ
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/37QGWML

Spice and Wolf Volume 21 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OVhVYd
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/33xUrNZ

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 14 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2q9vI5a
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2OTJalU

The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life Volume 2 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Y2E1vP
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2Y0xUYW

Combatants Will Be Dispatched! Volume 2 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/37SIh5C
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/35Qe1H4

The Irregular at Magic High School Volume 14 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/33yPTan
Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2R7EsDN

otherside picnic volume 1 light novel review

Otherside Picnic Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Otherside Picnic Volume 1 by Iori Miyazawa
Review is of the official English release from J-Novel Club

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Otherside Picnic
JAPANESE TITLE: 裏世界ピクニック “Urasekai Picnic”
AUTHOR: Iori Miyazawa
ILLUSTRATOR: shirakaba
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
TRANSLATOR: Sean Mccann
RELEASE DATE (English): September 23, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2py3a4Q
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/34bBzWR

SYNOPSIS:
Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing “that thing” and nearly dying.
Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi’s life changed. In this Otherworld, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research, for profit, and to find an important person, Toriko and Sorawo set foot into the abnormal.
A tale of two girls’ bizarre exploration and survival, brought to you by an up-and-coming Sci-fi author!

PUBLISHER (Japan): Hayakawa Bunko JA (Hayakawa Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 23, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 4 (newest volume releases December 2019)
ANIME SERIES: None
MANGA: Yes. Not licensed for English release

SUSPENSION- Kubitsuri High School the Nonsense Users Disciple Zaregoto 3

Suspension Kubitsuri High School The Nonsense User’s Disciple Zaregoto Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Suspension: Kubitsuri High School – The Nonsense User’s Disciple (Zaregoto Series Volume 3) by Nisioisin
Review is of the official English release by Vertical

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Suspension: Kubitsuri High School – The Nonsense User’s Disciple
JAPANESE TITLE: クビツリハイスクール 戯言遣いの弟子 “Kubitsuri High School – Zaregotozukai no Deshi”
AUTHOR: Nisioisin
ILLUSTRATOR: Take
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
TRANSLATOR: Daniel Joseph
RELEASE DATE (English): September 17, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/36RXcwn
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2lxd2th
PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1xo6x

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha
RELEASE DATE (Japan): 1st release: August 6 2002 Rerelease: August 12, 2008
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 9 (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 8 episode OVA adapted only the 1st volume
MANGA: None

combatants will be dispatched volume 1 light novel review

Combatants Will Be Dispatched Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Combatants Will Be Dispatched! by Natsume Akatsuki
Review is of the official English release by Yen On.
This one is by the same author as Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Combatants Will Be Dispatched
JAPANESE TITLE: 戦闘員、派遣します! “Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!”
AUTHOR: Natsume Akatsuki
ILLUSTRATOR: Kakao Lanthanum
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Noboru Akimoto
RELEASE DATE (English): September 03, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2pYeQxH
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2lPw91M
PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1wrfa
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/32XBhln

SYNOPSIS:
It’s tough being on the front lines for an evil organization, and nobody knows this better than Number 6, a Combat Agent for the Kisaragi Secret Society. Dispatched to a distant alien world on a reconnaissance mission, he’s got a new android partner, but how are you supposed to plan an interstellar invasion–of a fantasy world?!

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): November 01, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 4 (Most recent released September 01, 2019)
ANIME SERIES: None
MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Yen Press

our last crusade or the start of a new world volume 1 light novel review

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 1 by Kei Sazane
Review is of the official English release from Yen On

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
JAPANESE TITLE: キミと僕の最後の戦場、あるいは世界が始まる聖戦 “Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen”
AUTHOR: Kei Sazane
ILLUSTRATOR: Ao Nekonabe
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On (Yen Press)
TRANSLATOR: Jan Cash
RELEASE DATE (English): September 24, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/369EL60
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2lwbNe1
PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1whgc
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/2PiSfGD

SYNOPSIS:
A great war has raged for years between the scientifically advanced Empire and Nebulis, the realm of the witches-until the youngest knight ever to receive the title of the Empire’s strongest meets the princess of the rival nation. Though they are sworn enemies, the knight is taken by her beauty and dignity, and the princess is moved by his strength and way of life. Will the fighting between them ever be allowed to end?

PUBLISHER (Japan): Fujimi Fantasia Bunko (Fujimi Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): May 20, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 7 (most recent released September 2019)
ANIME SERIES: In Production
MANGA: Licensed for English release by Yen Press

5 centimeters per second light novel review

5 Centimeters Per Second One More Side Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel 5 Centimeters Per Second: one more side
Authored by Makoto Shinkai Adapted by Arata Kanoh
Review is of the official English release from Vertical

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: 5 Centimeters Per Second: One More Side
JAPANESE TITLE: 秒速5センチメートル one more side “Byousoku 5 Centimeter: one more side”
AUTHOR: Makoto Shinkai (original story) Arata Kanoh (Novel Adaptation)
ILLUSTRATOR: Vofan (Artbook – Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Bj7HKW)
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
TRANSLATOR: Kristi Fernandez
RELEASE DATE (English): February 26, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2MGWMzS
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2Rx9di6
PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1vu4p

BUY THE ANIME (Blu-ray) (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1vu4q

SYNOPSIS: A contemporary classic, 5 Centimeters per Second won animator Makoto Shinkai international renown as a rare talent. Indeed, he just might be one of the most powerful bards of romantic longing and thwarted love working today in any medium. This official novelization narrates from the other side—for instance, from the point-of-view of the girl rather than the boy in the legendary first segment, “Cherry Blossoms”—to tell a story that is both deeply engaging for first-timers and astonishingly fresh for fans of the film.

The author of fantasy novels based on the Shining videogame series, Arata Kanoh is best known for his imaginative prose adaptations of the masterpieces of Japan’s hottest animator. Most recently, his take on Your Name was the #1 Kindle bestseller at Amazon Japan.

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain
RELEASE DATE (Japan): May 20, 2011
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1 (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 1 Feature Film released in 2007
MANGA: Yes. Licensed by Vertical – https://amzn.to/32mEbj1

the hero is overpowered but overly cautious volume 1 light novel review

The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Volume 1 by Light Tuchihi
Review is of the official English release from Yen On

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious
JAPANESE TITLE: この勇者が俺TUEEEくせに慎重すぎる “Kono Yuusha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru”
AUTHOR: Light Tuchihi
ILLUSTRATOR: Saori Toyota
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On (Yen Press)
TRANSLATOR: Matt Rutsohn
RELEASE DATE (English): June 18, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2Mj83XY
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2WfMZZ8
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/2mMd9Cr
PURCHASE (Rightstuf): http://shrsl.com/1vu4b

SYNOPSIS: The goddess Lista summons a hero who excels in every area to assist her. He’s everything she expected him to be except for one, tiny thing: this anxious hero can’t do anything unless he’s absolutely sure nothing can go wrong!

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Books (Fujimi Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 10, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (as of October 10, 2019)
ANIME SERIES: Yes. Airing in October 2019
MANGA: Yes Licensed for English release by Yen Press – https://amzn.to/31n7f8O