Here are the light novels releasing during the month of February 2018.
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life? Volume 1 (eBook Release)
When gifted student Kurihara Misato dies right after her high school graduation, she meets God and has a peculiar request: to make her abilities average in the next life. But few things–especially wishes–ever go quite as planned. As she navigates her new life as a ten-year-old girl in a magic-filled world, she realizes God has a unique definition of average!
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2Fa7bPk
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 5
A new nation, the Kingdom of Friedonia, is born and Souma becomes its new king. He broadcasts an educational program and is gradually working towards the enlightenment of his people when he makes a visit to Lagoon City, a city on the water which is ruled by Excel who has been appointed the Supreme Commander of the National Defense Force. There he finds Castor, the former General of the Air Force who Souma once defeated, waiting for him. When Castor becomes suspicious about his sudden visit, Souma reveals the National Defense Force’s top secret project?!
“You… What in the world have you created…?”
When Castor is struck dumb by the unimaginable sight he witnesses, what will the order Souma gives him be?!
The story moves on to the next stage! The fifth volume of the revolutionary transferred-to-another-world administrative fantasy!
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2BCX6YT
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
Outbreak Company Volume 2
IS THAT REALLY A SPY?!
It’s already been a few months since Shinichi came to Eldant, where dragons are commonplace and magic is real. His job is simple: spread otaku culture to the masses of this other world.
But of course, things aren’t that easy (are they ever?). Eldant is in a state of war, and war includes espionage… so how will Shinichi and company deal with a spy in their midst?
Add that to his growing suspicions about his own government’s motives, and Shinichi definitely has his hands full. Heavy is the head that wears the otaku crown…
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2rBhfyK
FEBRUARY 4, 2018
Invaders of the Rokujouma Volume 9
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the girls of room 106 are scrambling in preparation for it. It’s not all fun and games, however, because not everyone seems to be able to admit their true feelings. Ruth receives a strange message from her parents back home in Forthorthe, leaving her with an important decision to make about her future. And on top of everything else, she seems to be getting closer and closer to figuring out what happened to
Koutarou while he was away.
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2DGmfae
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Arifrueta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 1 (Print Release)
The bestselling fantasy light novel comes to print for the first time!
Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s paradise quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare.
While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?
Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis
Kirigoe Mima is in the third year of her career as a pure and innocent pop idol. Feeling like something big needs to change, she plans to give her image a major update. When the new Mima is revealed–complete with a sexy outfit and a risqué photo book–one of her most obsessive fans refuses to accept her transformation. To restore Mima to the innocent girl of her debut, he puts a terrifying plan to action that throws her life into chaos and mortal peril.
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Clockwork Planet Volume 3
“—Are you telling me that it’s an enormous electromagnet?!” In the wake of rescuing the mindcontrolled AnchoR, moments later, Naoto and Marie come to a rude awakening over a crucial element of the behemoth’s design: its natural ability to disrupt clockwork technology! Caught between a desperate Tokyo Military and a doomsday weapon stronger than even they anticapted, the two geniuses are facing their greatest crisis yet! The third volume of the gear fantasy by Yuu Kamiya x Tsubaki Himana x Sino!!
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2DvMEUV
FEBRUARY 19, 2018
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 2
After being summoned to another world that resembled the video game Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto accidentally ended up with two girls as his slaves: the Pantherian, Rem, and the Elf, Shera.
Takuma, under the guise of his screenname Diablo, came to this world a powerful Sorcerer, just like his avatar in the game. Along with the two girls and Emile, a devilishly handsome Warrior, they managed to protect the town of Faltra from the looming threat of invasion by the malevolent Fallen.
But that peace they brought upon the town did not last long.
The Kingdom of Greenwood, a country of Elves, makes a troubling demand: if their princess isn’t returned to her rightful home within the time allotted, then the Kingdom will declare war on Faltra—
And it’s up to Diablo and the others to prevent a war with the Elves!
So begins the second volume of an adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2DE85q1
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Occultic;Nine Volume 3
From the mind behind Steins;Gate, Chaos;Head, Robotics;Notes, and Chaos;Child! Now a hit anime, too!
–Q: Do you believe in ghosts?
A: Of course not!
Yuta Gamon, a young boy who lives in Kichijoji, runs an Occult-related blog called “Kirikiri Basara”. He spends his days dreaming of making a fortune off his affiliate links. Suddenly, Yuta’s blog brings together the fate of nine strangers, as what starts off as a tiny feeling that something’s wrong develops into a case that goes beyond imagination. Black magic, the afterlife, psychics, fortune-telling, other dimensions, prophecies, hypnosis, urban legends… The world is filled with flim-flam! The third book in the Paranormal NVL Occultic;Nine series.
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2n6KtQF
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 5 (Print)
MYSTERY IN THE DEPTHS!
Months have passed since Haruhiro and company began their campaign to tame the labyrinth known as the Hole of Surprises. Delving ever deeper, they discover a dangerous new path, unmapped by any adventurers before them. Tackling this challenge means an alliance with Team Tokimune–the most eccentric party in all of Alterna. Riches and drama await as Haruhiro’s journey continues!
FENRUARY 26, 2018
[New Life+] Young Again in Another World: Volume 1
When death tapped Renya Kunugi on the shoulder, he smiled and went willingly. After enjoying a nice, long life of 94 years, he was looking forward to shutting his eyes for the last time. He was, therefore, understandably upset when he woke up again in an empty space, devoid of memories, with a young girl in a tunic rambling on and on about how she’s God. So, he did what any reasonable person would have done under those circumstances: he sent the girl flying with a kick to the face.
It turned out that the girl was indeed God, and she was in a pinch. She urgently needed someone to do some interdimensional Resource smuggling, and Renya fit the bill.
His mission: cross the boundary into another world, then chill for a few decades. God would handle the rest.
To sweeten the deal, she offered him an eighteen-year-old body and a whole laundry list of ludicrously powerful skills, yet he remained hesitant. Then, she mentioned the food — an exotic world comes with exotic delicacies — and this sealed the deal. The next thing he knew, he was standing in a foreign land, younger, stronger, and more clueless than ever. Will he survive this world? And more importantly, will the world survive him?
Purchase (Amazon.com) – http://amzn.to/2rUsmD7
FEBRUARY 27, 2018
A Certain Magical Index Volume 14
No Synopsis was provided.
The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 2
No Synopsis Provided
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Volume 5
After the massive battle on the 59th floor, Loki Famila makes their return. However, along the way their progress is halted by the appearance of an Irregular and they make camp on the 18th floor. There, Aiz faces an unexpected and sudden reunion with a certain white-haired boy that a certain young elf couldn’t be less excited to see. The other adventurers are all curious, hoping to find out more about the fastest growing adventurer in history but Lefiya has other ideas…
Log Horizon Volume 10
Almost a full year has passed since Shiroe and the others found themselves stuck in Elder Tales. Most of the Akiba residents have grown accustomed to the new world–though, they still don’t want to be there. Minori delivers Shiroe a letter from Roe2, his sub-character from the test server. He suspects she’s someone who might be able to explain exactly why the Catastrophe happened and for what purpose.
Psycome Volume 6
The school festival has arrived, and the students of Class A are putting together a maid cafe. Renko Hikawa returns to the school after collapsing in her fight against Kyousuke at the athletics festival, and she’s looking forward to a school life even more enjoyable than before. When Renko’s parents visit for the festival, they’re even more determined to put an end to the relationship between their daughter and Kyousuke–by demanding him to drop out of school! With both the school’s deadly exams and Renko breathing down his neck, will Kyousuke finally sort out his feelings for the Murder Maid?
Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World Volume 6
After suffering terribly at the hands of the Archbishop of Sloth Petelgeuse, Subaru has returned once more to the capital with his ability, Return by Death. Swearing revenge, he’ll need to find allies and borrow their strength to strike back at the Witch’s Cult and save Emilia. But how will he manage that when he has nothing to offer, powerless as he is…?
Clockwork Planet Volume 1 (Print Release)
From the creator of No Game, No Life comes an all-new steampunk light novel series that inspired an anime!
The Earth has died, but the entire planet has been reconstructed using gears and clockwork. One thousand years later, a mysterious black box crashes into the house of a high school gearhead named Naoto Miura, a machine otaku who is obsessed with tinkering. The box contains the broken body of an automaton girl. When Naoto repairs the automaton and she becomes his clockwork companion, Naoto’s world will never be the same again.
Nekomonogatari (White) (Delayed from January)
Launching into new territory that the author hadn’t mapped out when he embarked on the series, NEKOMONOGATARI (White) tells the tale of heroine Tsubasa Hanekawa from her own perspective, in her own voice—if that can hold true for a damaged soul who, depending on who you’re asking, suffers from a split personality or a supernatural aberration.
The bone-chilling brokenness of her household, where father and mother and daughter keep three separate sets of cookware in the same kitchen and only ever prepare their own meals, and the profound darkness nurtured in the genius schoolgirl’s heart, come to life, if that is the word, through her self-vivisection.
As for our customary unreliable narrator, Araragi, we seem to learn revealing tidbits about him now that we have an outside view of him at last, while his lady friends Senjogahara, Hachikuji, et al, freed from his predilection for proudly inane banter, show subtly new faces to us via their female interlocutor. Welcome to the Second Season.