*8. *7,208 **7,208 Date A Live: Encore Vol.8
aka デート・ア・ライブ アンコール https://www.novelupdates.com/series/date-a-live-encore/
No English license for this or the parent series.
22 +2 OVA episode anime series. Licensed for NA release by Funimation. The anime covered volume 1-7 of the light novel series. A 3rd season of the anime has been announced for 2019
*7. *7,416 **7,416 Gamers! Vol.11
aka ゲーマーズ! https://www.novelupdates.com/series/gamers/
No English license for the light novels
12 episode anime aired July-September 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered up to volume 5
aka The Low Tier Character “Tomozaki-kun”
No English License for the Light Novels
*5. *9,260 *41,582 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.21
aka 新約 とある魔術の禁書目録
aka A Certain Magical Index New Testament https://www.novelupdates.com/series/toaru-majutsu-no-index-new-testament/
Parent Series is licensed for English release by Yen On.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press
The third season of the anime adapting the parent series is airing now.
*3. 12,205 *12,205 Slayers Vol.16
aka スレイヤーズ https://www.novelupdates.com/series/slayers/
1st new volume in 18 YEARS!
104 anime episodes over 5 seasons. The first & last 2 seasons are on Crunchyroll. The first 8 volumes of the series were covered by the anime.
*1. 16,391 *70,308 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Shiba Tatsuya Ansatsu Keikaku Vol.1
aka 魔法科高校の劣等生 司波達也暗殺計画
aka The Irregular at Magic High School Plan to Assassinate Tatsuya Shiba https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mahouka-koukou-no-rettousei/
Parent Series is licensed for English release by Yen On. They released Volume 9 September 18, 2018.
The manga is licensed for English release by Yen Press.
Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of October 1-7, 2018.
Sorry for the late upload, and missing last week. Life kind of got in the way. Below this weeks Top 10, I’ll list last week’s top selling light novels so you can at least compare the 2 lists.
Review of the light novel Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Volume 1 by Yoshinobu Akita
📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen The Wayward Journey
AKA: Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi , 魔術士オーフェンはぐれ旅
AUTHOR: Yoshinobu Akita
ILLUSTRATOR: Yuuya Kusaka
TRANSLATOR: Andrew Hodgson
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): August 26, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2D77he7
PUBLISHER (Japan): TO Books (Fujimi Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 2011 via TO Books (May 1994 via Fujimi Shobo)
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 20 (Fujimi Release) (TO Books released 10 books which each contained 2 volumes) (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 2 seasons of anime. Season 1 (24 episodes) October 1998-March 1999. Season 2 (23 episodes) October 1999-March 2000. Season 1 roughly covered the 1st volume. Season 2 was original material.
Here are the Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the week of September 3-9, 2018.
There’s a new series hitting the Top 10 this week, which I always find fun. It shares a bond with a previous series that has regularly visited the Top 10 Light Novel List.
Sorry it’s getting posted later than usual. But hey, better late than never, right?
*1. 23,937 *23,937 Accel World Vol.23 https://www.novelupdates.com/series/accel-world/
Licensed for English release by Yen On. Volume 15 releases Sept 18, 2018.
24 episode anime (+2 OVAs) Licensed for English release by Viz. Adapted volumes 1-4 of the light novels. A feature film was also released, and was an original story by novelist Reki Kawahara.
Review of the light novel Otorimonogatari (Monogatari Volume 11) by Nisioisin
Yeah, this one turned into more of a discussion video, but it’s still pretty much spoiler-free.
📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
AKA: Monogatari Series, 物語シリーズ, 囮物語
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
RELEASE DATE (English): August 28, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2PBxYcc
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2Luin0L
PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha Box
RELEASE DATE (Japan): June 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
*9. *4,784 118,353 Mirai no Mirai (Kadokawa Bunko)
aka Mirai of the Future https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai
The LN adaptation is licensed by Yen On and will release October 30th
Novelization of the upcoming anime film – released July 20, 2018
Same director as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast.