Top 10 Light Novels in Japan for the Week of January 22-28, 2018

Here are the Top 10 Best Selling Light Novels in Japan for the week of January 22-28, 2018


Hitoribocchi no Isekai Kouryaku Vol.1

6,598 Copies Sold This Week.
aka All alone world strategy life. Cheat skills were sold out
No English License

What the Series is About: (Sorry, terrible Google translation version)

Haruka who spends his high school life “Bobo” is suddenly summoned to another world with a classmate one day. Haruka, who was in front of God, thought that he could choose his favorite skills to live in a different world from the list of skills that cheat skills are lined up – skill selection is a quick win. My cheat skill has been exhausted by my classmate!
Haruka who only got unsatisfactory subtle skills, adventure to loneliness even in the different world, can not organize parties due to the effect of “Botcha” skill. Haruka who knew the crisis of the classmate secretly decided to save them, did not rely on cheat, and walked the way to the strongest heresier than cheat. The Strongest Booty World Campaign, Opening!


Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? Vol.4

6,818 Copies Sold This Week
aka Would you even fall in love with a pervert as long as it’s a cutie?
or Will you please like hentai if it’s cute?
No English license for the light novel or manga

What the Series is About:

After cleaning the Calligraphy Club room one afternoon, Kiryuu Keiki found a love letter addressed to him on the club’s desk. Eager at the possibility of finally getting a girlfriend, he opens the envelope only to find the words, “I like you” along with a pair of the sender’s panties. With only these panties as evidence, Keiki narrows down the identity to the four girls who helped him clean the club room that day: Tokihara Sayuki the lazy third-year president of Calligraphy Club, Koga Yuika a library committee member of foreign descent, Nanjou Mao, Keiki’s slightly tsundere fellow classmate, and most awkwardly, Kiryuu Mizuha, Keiki’s clean freak of a younger sister. Among at least three of these girls, Keiki believes is the one who left him the letter and their panties so with determination in his heart, he sets out to uncover which of these seemingly unorthodox ladies will become his girlfriend!


Kuro no Shoukanshi Vol.6

7,438 Copies Sold This Week
aka Black Summoner
No English License

What the Series is About:

Losing his memories, the curtains of the story of alternate world transfer of the MC rises. After the transfer his name changes to Kelvin. While steadily levelling, he adds new subordinates by mastering his skill. And by the time he noticed it, he had obtained overwhelming power. Where will our MC be heading off to?


Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.17

7,557 Copies Sold This Week
aka Jobless Reincarnation ~ It will be All Out if I Go to Another World ~
No license for the light novels in English.
The manga adaptation has been licensed by Seven Seas (Volume 6 released October 24, 2017)

What the Series is About:

A 34-year-old NEET otaku, chased out from his house by his family, found that his life is reaching a dead end. He then recalled that his life could actually have been much better if he had made better choices in the past.
Just when he was at the point of regret, he saw a truck moving at fast speed, and three high schoolers in its path. Mustering all the strength he had, he tried to save them and ended getting run over by the truck, quickly ending his life.
The next time he opened his eyes, he is reincarnated to a world of sword and magic as Rudeus Greyrat. Born to a new world, a new life, Rudeus decided that, “This time, I’ll really live my life to the fullest with no regret!” Thus starts the journey of a man yearning to restart his life.


The New Gate Vol.11

7,564 Copies Sold This Week
No English license

What the Series is About:

“THE NEW GATE”, an online game that trapped its players and turned into a death game, was now releasing the thousands of players that had been dragged into it, thanks to the efforts of Shin, one of the most powerful players. But after having defeated the last boss and freed everyone, he was swallowed up by a strange light and found himself inside the game world 500 years in the future and unable to leave.



Ryuuou no Oshigoto! Vol.7

7,720 Copies Sold This Week
aka The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done
licensed in English by Bookwalker (exclusive to them, in eBook format only)
12 episode anime currently airing. Streaming on Crunchyroll.

What the Series is About:

Latest series from Shirow Shiratori, the author of “No-Rin”! A comedy about a live-in apprentice who won’t take “no” for an answer and the most intense Shogi matches this century, all supervised by “Saiyuki”, Osaka’s young professional Shogi team!!

Open front door, and there’s a grade school girl sitting there–.
“I’m here to be your apprentice, as you promised!”
Claiming the Shogi World’s strongest title, “Ryuo”, at the age of 16, Yaichi Kuzuryu comes home to find a 3rd grade girl waiting for him, Ai Hinatsuru. A nine-year-old.
“Come again? …… Apprentice? Huh?“
“…… Don’t you remember?”
He did not, but that’s how the two came to share the same roof. Yaichi’s spirit was on the verge of breaking, but Ai’s unyielding enthusiasm reignites the fire within him–.


Okitegami Kyouko no Iromihon

8,194 Copies Sold This Week
aka The Forgetful Detective Series
by Nisioisin art by Vofan
9th Volume in the series.
No English license.

What the Series is About:

Okitegami Kyouko is a famous detective who solves cases in a single day. In fact, she has to, since her memories only last for one day before they ‘reset.’ However, for important things, she writes messages for herself down on her body with a special pen. One of her common clients is Kakushidate Yakusuke, a man who is often wrongly suspected of committing crimes. There is also a live-action drama adaptation of this story.
The original novel’s story is about a detective named Kyōko Okitegami who is also known as the forgetful detective. She forgets everything in a day, but solves cases the same day. (Her name has the Japanese word for “today” in it.) An unlucky young man named Yakusuke Kakushidate somehow ends up as the suspect in every case, and he always asks for the detective.


Gamers! Vol.9

11,656 Copies Sold This Week
No official English License
12 episode anime aired July-September 2017. Streamed on Crunchyroll. Covered up to volume 5

What the Series is About:

The romantic comedy light novel series centers on the gaming lives of various high school students who play video games, including: Keita Amano, a lonely young man who loves video games; Karen Tendō, the beautiful president of the video game club; Chiaki Hoshinomori, who constantly fights with Keita; and Tasuku Uehara, who puts on a facade of being satisfied with his life in the real world, but he in truth loves video games.


Hidan no Aria Vol.27

25,897 Copies Sold This Week
aka Aria the Scarlet Ammo
The light novel looks to have been licensed by a company called Digital Manga Group, but only the 1st 2 volumes are available vie eBook with volume 2 released May 29, 2014

What the Series is About:

Tokyo Butei High school— It was a special school where armed detectives, also known as “Butei” are being brought up. Tohyama Kinji is a sophomore student who has the unique body which activates a “super mode” when it was stimulated by “something”. He tries to hide it to others in order to live a peaceful life. But trouble came to find him when he became a victim of a bombing incident, where he met the Butei high “Assault” department elite, Aria H. Kanzaki.


Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Vol.7.5

44,710 Copies Sold This Week
aka Classroom of the Elite
Anime adaptation 12 episodes aired July-September 2017 covered volumes 1-3 and used some material from 4.5. According to Reddit the anime made significant changes to the source material. Can be streamed via Crunchyroll
Currently no license for the light novel or manga English

What the Series is About:

Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.

The protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyou Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.