onimonogatari light novel review

Onimonogatari Light Novel Review


Review of the light novel Onimonogatari (Monogatari Volume 12) by Nisioisin
The volume where we get to hear Shinobu’s tale of her first visit to Japan.

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Onimonogatari
AKA: Monogatari Series, 物語シリーズ, 囮物語
AUTHOR: Nisioisin
ILLUSTRATOR: VOFAN
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
RELEASE DATE (English): October 30, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2FWHQNc
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2y81vU1

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha Box
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 29, 2011
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 24 (most recent released June 14, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: 97 TV episodes. Kizumonogatari was adapted over 3 films

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of december 31 to january 6 2019

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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top 10 light novels in japan for the week of December 24-30 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 24-30 2018


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 24-30, 2018

10. *7,586 *13,936 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar Vol.14
aka 灰と幻想のグリムガル
aka Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/grimgal-of-ashes-and-illusion/
Licensed for eBook release by J-Novel Club. Released in print by Seven Seas.
Volume 13 will be released in eBook format February 18, 2019.
Volume 9 releases in print February 5, 2019

*9. *7,591 *26,057 Shin High School DxD Vol.2
aka 真ハイスクールD×D
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/high-school-dxd/
No English license for the light novels.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press. Volume 10 released in December.
Anime adaptation – 36 episodes + 4 OVAs. Licensed in NA by Funimation. Available on Crunchyroll. The anime has covered volumes 1-7 & part of 8. The 4th anime season, High School DxD Hero began aired in April 2018.

*8. 10,207 *10,207 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo Vol.9
aka 異世界迷宮でハーレムを
aka Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/slave-harem-in-the-labyrinth-of-the-other-world/
No English License for the light novels.

*7. 13,387 *14,179 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai desho! Vol.15
aka 八男って、それはないでしょう!
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hachinan-tte-sore-wa-nai-deshou/
No English License for the light novels.
An anime has recently been announced as being in production

*6. 14,330 105,340 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.

*5. 14,702 *15,501 Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki Vol.8
aka アラフォー賢者の異世界生活日記
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/arafoo-kenja-no-isekai-seikatsu-nikki/
No English license for the light novels.

*4. 16,320 183,520 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

*3. 17,701 *35,254 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.

*2. 22,418 *23,581 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.

*1. 28,313 *29,394 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
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top 10 light novels in japan for the week of december 17-23 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 17-23 2018


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 17 to 23, 2018.

10. *7,123 **7,123 Souzai Saishuka no Isekai Ryokouki Vol.6
aka 素材採取家の異世界旅行記
aka Material Collector’s Another World Travels
No English license for the light novels or manga

*9. *7,324 *13,997 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super: Brolly
aka 劇場版 ドラゴンボール超: ブロリー
aka Dragon Ball Super: Broly
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz
The Dragon Ball Super anime is currently streaming on Crunchyroll
The novel adaptation of the twentieth movie in the Dragon Ball series, and the first to carry the Dragon Ball Super branding

*8. *8,542 **8,542 Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Vol.15
aka 異世界はスマートフォンとともに。
aka In Another World With My Smartphone
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/in-a-different-world-with-a-smartphone/
Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club. Volume 12 releases January 26, 2019
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll. It covered volumes 1-3 of the light novel series.

*7. *9,592 **9,592 Only Sense Online Vol.16
aka ―オンリーセンス・オンライン―
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

*6. 11,396 *24,378 Goblin Slayer Vol.9
aka ゴブリンスレイヤー
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/goblin-slayer/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 6 releases January 22, 2019
12 episode anime streaming on Crunchyroll. Covered volume 1-2 with a short story from volume 4.

*5. 14,761 *14,761 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.11
aak 妹さえいればいい。
aka A Sister’s All You Need
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/imouto-sae-ireba-ii/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 3 releases January 22, 2019
12 episode anime. Currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The anime covered volumes 1-3 with some material from volume 4

*4. 17,553 *17,553 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.

*3. 18,466 *18,466 Shin High School DxD Vol.2
aka 真ハイスクールD×D
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/high-school-dxd/
No English license for the light novels.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press. Volume 10 released in December.
Anime adaptation – 36 episodes + 4 OVAs. Licensed in NA by Funimation. Available on Crunchyroll. The anime has covered volumes 1-7 & part of 8. The 4th anime season, High School DxD Hero began airing in April 2018.

*2. 24,528 167,200 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. 39,299 *91,010 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.

Light Novel releases for January 2019

Light Novel Releases for January 2018


Here are all the light novels receiving official English releases during the month of January 2018.

JANUARY 7
The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar Volume 5
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2RlGqRp

JANUARY 13
Amagi Brilliant Park Volume 3
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LEaeDx

JANUARY 15
Infinite Dendrogram Volume 8
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2RnI3yb

JANUARY 19
Demon King Daimaou Volume 9
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BKy9gd

JANUARY 22
A Sister’s All You Need Volume 3
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2RoOsJp
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2ThqDjU

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Volume 7
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Vei1wx
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2VijsKn

Goblin Slayer Volume 6
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BIRYV8
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2AhLVqE

Overlord Volume 9
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BQDbHR
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2EQOGT3

Strike the Blood Volume 11
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2CGcZS5
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2RksIOR

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 2 (Print)
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2RokF3v
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2QWlHVc

JANUARY 24
Apparently It’s My Fault That My Husband has the Head of a Beast Volume 2
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BLdgBA

JANUARY 26
In Another World With My Smartphone Volume 12
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2RfPHL5

JANUARY 28
Outbreak Company Volume 7
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LEGqqz

JANUARY 29
Koimonogatari
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BKpWsu
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2StehFE

Log Horizon Volume 11
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BISzpQ
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2AneUcz

Masquerade and the Nameless Women
Purchase from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BMZYEJ
Purchase from The Book Depository – http://bit.ly/2Anfp6G

 

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top 10 light novels in japan for the week of december 10-16 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 10-16 2018


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 10-16, 2018.
Sorry this one is a bit late. The holidays have really done a number on my schedule.

10. *6,673 **6,673 Gekijouban Dragon Ball Super: Brolly
aka 劇場版 ドラゴンボール超: ブロリー
aka Dragon Ball Super: Broly
The manga is licensed for English release by Viz
The Dragon Ball Super anime is currently streaming on Crunchyroll
The novel adaptation of the twentieth movie in the Dragon Ball series, and the first to carry the Dragon Ball Super branding

*9. *7,052 132,884 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
aka やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。
aka My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as a I Expected
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/yahari-ore-no-seishun-love-come-wa-machigatte-iru/
26 episode anime covered volumes 1-11
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 7 will release February 19, 2019

*8. *7,233 *13,193 Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Part 4 Vol.5
aka 本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~
aka Ascendance of a Bookworm
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ascendance-of-a-bookworm/
No English license for the light novels. The manga is being released in English by J-Novel Club

*7. *7,852 *19,567 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.20
aka はたらく魔王さま!
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. They just released volume 12.
13 episode anime aired April-June 2013 & covered volumes 1-2

*6. 10,475 *12,756 Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Vol.5
aka 痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います。
aka I hate being in pain, so I think I’ll make a full defense build., I Hate Getting Hurt, So I Put All My Skill Points Into Defense
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/itai-no-wa-iya-nanode-bogyo-ryoku-ni-kyokufuri-shitai-to-omoimasu/
No English license has been announced for the light novels
An anime adaptation has been recently announced as being in production.

*5. 12,124 *12,124 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Kieta Kuroneko wa Shitteiru
aka 探偵チームKZ事件ノート 消えた黒猫は知っている
aka Detective Team KZ’s Case Notes
Had a 16 episode anime that aired October 2015 – January 2016. Can be streamed on Crunchyroll.
There is no English license for the series.

*4. 12,982 *12,982 Goblin Slayer Vol.9
aka ゴブリンスレイヤー
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/goblin-slayer/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 6 releases January 22, 2019
12 episode anime streaming on Crunchyroll. Covered volume 1-2 with a short story from volume 4.

*3. 16,137 *39,458 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.9
aka ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online-alternative-gun-gale-online/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 3 releases in February 2019.
The series is written by Keiichi Sigsawa who is the author of Kino’s Journey.
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered volume 1-3

*2. 51,711 *51,711 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.

*1. 66,007 142,672 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 releases 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

top 10 light novels in japan for the week of December 3-9 2018

Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 3-9, 2018


Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of December 3-9, 2018.
Big changes on the list this week. Only 1 light novel series managed to remain on the list from last week.
And yeah, the predictable title is on top. But, wow, look at the sales!

10. *6,243 **6,243 Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” Vol.5
aka 異世界居酒屋「のぶ」
aka Different World Tavern Nobu
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/isekai-izakaya-nobu/
No English license for the light novels. Udon Entertainment has announced a license for the spin-off manga
had a 24 episode anime series which aired April-September 2018 (episodes were about half length)

*9. *6,568 **6,568 Heavy Object Vol.16
aka ヘヴィーオブジェクト
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/heavy-object/
No English license for the light novels or manga.
The 24 episode anime is licensed in NA by Funimation. The anime covered Volume 3, Chapter 3 & Epilogue

*8. 10,506 *10,506 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.29 (Vol.11 Part C)
aka 境界線上のホライゾン
aka Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kyoukai-senjou-no-horizon/
No English License
Had two 13 episode anime seasons, which aired in 2011 & 2012

*7. 11,187 *13,051 Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Vol.3
https://myanimelist.net/manga/106602/
No English license for this light novel series.
The manga is released by Viz. The final volume, 74, released October 2, 2018
A 366 episode Anime based on the manga is available on Crunchyroll

*6. 11,472 125,832 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
aka やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。
aka My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as a I Expected
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/yahari-ore-no-seishun-love-come-wa-machigatte-iru/
26 episode anime covered volumes 1-11
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 7 will release February 19, 2019

*5. 11,715 *11,715 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.20
aka はたらく魔王さま!
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. They just released volume 12.
13 episode anime aired April-June 2013 & covered volumes 1-2

*4. 13,184 *13,184 IDOLiSH7: Re:member
Started as a video game in Japan. Has since spawned albums, anime, manga, and light novels.
This Light Novel appears to adapt the manga series by the same name, which focused on the background of the idol group Re:Vale

*3. 21,156 *23,806 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! Vol.10
is a light novel adaption of Haikyū!!, written by Kiyoko Hoshi
The manga is published in English by Viz
60 episode anime is licensed in NA by Sentai Filmworks

*2. 23,321 *23,321 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Vol.9
aka ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/sword-art-online-alternative-gun-gale-online/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 3 releases in February 2019.
The series is written by Keiichi Sigsawa who is the author of Kino’s Journey.
12 episode anime streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered volume 1-3

*1. 76,665 *76,665 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 releases 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