Weekly Anime Roundup – Spring 2015 Week 7

I’m not going to write much this week as I’ve done enough writing over the last few days.

Episodes watched this week:
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou 7
Takamiya Nasuno Desu!: Teekyuu Spin-off 5
Takamiya Nasuno Desu!: Teekyuu Spin-off 6
Takamiya Nasuno Desu!: Teekyuu Spin-off 7
Etotama 3
Owari no Seraph 3
Owari no Seraph 4
Re-Kan! 4
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou 8
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic 5
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (PV)
Urawa no Usagi-chan 7

Spring 2015 Status

Series rankings at present:
1) Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
2) Hibike! Euphonium
3) Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
4) Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
5) Teekyuu 4
6) Hello! Kiniro Mosaic
7) Plastic Memories
8) Re-Kan!
9) Owari no Seraph (up 1)
10) Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (down 1)
11) Denpa Kyoushi
12) Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (up 1)
13) Ore Monogatari!! (up 1)
14) Etotama (down 2)
15) Takamiya Nasuno Desu
16) Urawa no Usagi-chan
17) Kyoukai no Rinne
18) Houkago no Pleiades
19) Show by Rock!!
20) Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation

not yet watched:
Arslan Senki
Kekkai Sensen
Shokugeki no Souma*
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
Pikaia
Nar Doma

Thoughts:
Desu desu…

Incidentally, the first volume of Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku is now on its way.

1 year of posting weekly light novel releases – blog post 2 – Some statistics

With this sort-of one year anniversary, I thought it would be a suitable time to post some statistics from the last year or so of light novel releases. Unfortunately, due to some of the changes that have occurred over this time (set out in the previous blog post) there’s not all that much data that I can easily put together for the entire year. Plus there have been a few blips along the way, which I thought I had best establish before starting. All the data below comes with the following three caveats:

– There is no data for w/c 15th September 2014. I had asked someone else to post it for me, but they never did, and I overwrote the data with the next week before I found this out. Fortunately, due to the fact that the first post was made on a Wednesday, and the data here includes the ones that will be posted yesterday, this actually makes it closer to a year’s worth of data (1 day too few rather than 6 too many), although there is some overlap.
– As mentioned above, the releases for 3 weeks in February which are not listed as being published under a recognisable label or are published by a label that is in no way a light novel label are not included.
– It is possible that an entry or two has slipped through the net as a result of release date change at exactly the wrong time, or that a re-release slipped into the data at some point without me realising (I caught one which I hadn’t previously noticed when I went back through the posts).

Now that’s out the way, onto the data. There are four sets of data here. If you want to know more info behind something, or want to have a piece of data that isn’t here, feel free to ask, but bear in mind that there is a chance I will not be able to give a suitable answer.

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 25th May 2015 (UPDATED 6th June 2015)

I’m getting this out the way a few hours earlier than usual, as there’s another 2 (related) blog posts to come later today. Note that several releases that were originally intended for this week were added to last week’s data yesterday, including all bar one of this month’s Overlap Bunko releases, and the English language release of the second Before the Fall novel.

The names in the Villains Tail subtitle were lifted from the LNDB entry. So blame that if they’re wrong (I did try to find out the correct pronunciations but there’s doesn’t seem to be any info anywhere).

English releases:

Yen On: (release date 26th May)
Kagerou Daze 1

Japanese releases:

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th May)
Hidan no Aria 20 Koi to Sen no Choudendou (緋弾のアリアXX 恋と戦の超伝導)
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. 10 (変態王子と笑わない猫。10)
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 8. Guuzou Shunretsu (学戦都市アスタリスク 08. 偶像峻烈)
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ)
Onnakishi-san, JUSCO Ikou yo 3 (女騎士さん、ジャスコ行こうよ3)
Yoroi no Himegimi-tachi 3 Himegimi tachi no yoru Chouwateki Toitsu Renairon (鎧の姫君たち3 姫君たちによる調和的統一恋愛論)
エイルン・ラストコード ~架空世界より戦場へ~ 2
Tama-Run! Mechakucha na Seishun Love-come ni Makikomaretakedo, Umaretekite Yokatta. (たまらん! メチャクチャな青春ラブコメに巻き込まれたけど、生まれてきてよかった。)
Koi wo Shite Ikenai Game, Furarete mo Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (恋をしてはいけないゲーム、振られてもきみに恋をする)
Life Alive! 4 Kimi to Tsuzukeru Gakuen Sousenkyou (ライフアライヴ!4 キミと続ける学園総選挙)
Douritsu Gakuen Kokka no Heroic Slayer 2 (独立学園国家の召喚術科生II)
Vanquish Overload 4 Maou Kunrin (ヴァンキッシュ・オーバーロード 04 魔王君臨)
Sengoku Yawoyorozu 3 Mu Kakin dakedo Boss Koroshi (戦極ヤヲヨロズ3 無課金だけどボス殺し)
イケニエハッピートリガーII

Hero Bunko: (release date 25th May)
Next Life 7 (ネクストライフ 7)
Cheat Kusushi no Isekai Tabi 3 (チート薬師の異世界旅 3)

MF Books: (release date 25th May)
甘く優しい世界で生きるには 3
Mita Ichizoku no Iji wo Mi yo 1 (三田一族の意地を見よ ~転生戦国武将の奔走記~ 1)
ライオットグラスパー ~異世界でスキル盗ってます~ 4
用務員さんは勇者じゃありませんので 2
Enemies/1996 1 (エネミーズ/1996 1)

Gabriella Bunko: (release date 25th May)
黒い天使は愛を囁く
Ryakudatsusareta Fiancee (略奪されたフィアンセ)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th May)
Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi 1 (境界迷宮と異界の魔術師 1)
Yomigaeri no Maou 1 (蘇りの魔王 1)

Ever Princess: (release date 25th May)
身代わり王妃の新婚生活
蒼き森の密愛

Overlap Bunko: (release date 25th May)
Flame Oukoku Koubouki 4 (フレイム王国興亡記 4)

Keitai Shousetsu Bunko: (release date 25th May)
甘々いじわる彼氏のヒミツ!?
彼氏人形
どうして私を選んだの?
あたしはニセカノ。
サヨナラのしずく
あのこになりたい

Lululu Bunko: (release date 26th May)
Lily Fisher no Nangi na Koi (リリー・フィッシャーの難儀な恋)
皇女殿下の婚礼

M Novels: (release date 28th May)
メイドは進むよどこまでも!

Monster Bunko: (release date 29th May)
Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou 1 (必勝ダンジョン運営方法(1))
異世界の役所でアルバイト始めました(3)
異世界エース
ステ振り!(2) チートでテストを完全攻略!?
魔人勇者(自称)サトゥン(2)

HJ Bunko: (release date 29th May)
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 19 (六畳間の侵略者!?19)
Kou-1 desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita 6 (高1ですが異世界で城主はじめました6)
Ore ga Heroine wo Tasukesugite Sekai ga Little Mokushiroku!? 14 (俺がヒロインを助けすぎて世界がリトル黙示録!?14)
VRMMO wo Kane no Chikara de Musou suru 5 (VRMMOをカネの力で無双する5)
High School Secret Service! (ハイスクール・シークレット・サービス!)

PASH! Books: (release date 29th May)
くま クマ 熊 ベアー

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 30th May)
Granblue Fantasy 2 (グランブルーファンタジー II)
Ubaumono Ubawarerumono 2 (奪う者 奪われる者II)
Kono Koi to, Sono Mirai. -Ichinenme: Fuyu- (この恋と、その未来。 -一年目 冬-)
Aoi Haruno Subete 3 (アオイハルノスベテ3)
Villains Tail – Arisaka Yuuya to Taberaretagari no Shirasaki Hatsuki (ヴィランズテイル 有坂有哉と食べられたがりの白咲初姫)
黒崎麻由の瞳に映る美しい世界2 amorosamente
魚里高校ダンジョン部!(2) 軍艦迷宮の幽霊部員

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko: (release date 30th May)
Last Embryo (1) Mondaiji no Kikan (ラストエンブリオ (1) 問題児の帰還)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! (3) Futari wa Saikyou! no Turn (この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!スピンオフ この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を! (3) ふたりは最強!のターン) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
Testament Spiegel 2 part 2 Testament Spiegel (テスタメントシュピーゲル (2) (下) テスタメントシュピーゲル)
Masou Gakuen HxH 5 (魔装学園H×H (5))
新装版 ルナル・サーガ (6) 白い峻嶺

Kadokawa Ruby Bunko: (release date 30th May)
Dokusen Trap (独占トラップ)
蒼王と純白の子猫
エンカウント ~共演者の誘惑~
Ookami Tantei to Nekomimi Joshu (狼探偵とネコミミ助手)

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 30th May)
幻惑愛~失われた蜜夜~
Midarana Shukujo ni Naru Lesson (淫らな淑女になるレッスン)

Kadokawa Beans Bunko: (release date 30th May)
Hakoiri Oujo no Sainan – Majutsu to Kishi to Kuro Neko no Jokyoku (箱入り王女の災難 魔術と騎士と黒猫の序曲)
ニーナと精霊の扉 白銀の悪魔と薔薇の約束
新章イケメン大奥 春の嵐と恋の予感
Renai Saiban – Boku wa Yuuzai? (恋愛裁判 僕は有罪?)

GC Novels: (release date 30th May)
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 5 (転生したらスライムだった件 5)
Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja 3 (賢者の弟子を名乗る賢者 3)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
メランコリック2 トゥインクル
Love Live! School Idol Diary ~Natsuiro Valentine☆~ (ラブライブ! School idol diary ~春色バレンタイン☆~)
異世界から帰ったら江戸なのである 第弍巻
響け! ユーフォニアム 北宇治高校吹奏楽部のヒミツの話
「悩み部」の結成と、その結末。

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Puchipara Bunko (release date 29th May)
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 29th May)

Weekly Anime Roundup – Spring 2015 Week 6

There was no update last week because I didn’t watch anything and I didn’t see much point making a post just to say that, and to mention about Digimon’s removal from the list.

Episodes watched this week:
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me 5
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me 6
Vampire Holmes 2
Teekyuu 4 4
Teekyuu 4 5
Teekyuu 4 6
Urawa no Usagi-chan 4
Urawa no Usagi-chan 5
Show By Rock!! 2
Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu 2 DROPPED
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me 7
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 3
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 4
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 5
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 6
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou 6
Vampire Holmes 3 DROPPED
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 12
Ore Monogatari!! 2
Urawa no Usagi-chan 6
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 2
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 13
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 14
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 15
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 16
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 3

Spring 2015 Status

Series rankings at present:
1) Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
2) Hibike! Euphonium (up 1)
3) Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (down 1)
4) Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku (missed last time, up 9 on the time before)
5) Teekyuu 4
6) Hello! Kiniro Mosaic (down 2)
7) Plastic Memories (down 1)
8) Re-Kan! (down 1)
9) Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (down 1)
10) Owari no Seraph (down 1)
11) Denpa Kyoushi
12) Etotama (down 2)
13) Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (down 1)
14) Ore Monogatari!! (down 1)
15) Takamiya Nasuno Desu (down 1)
16) Urawa no Usagi-chan (up 1)
17) Kyoukai no Rinne (down 2)
18) Houkago no Pleiades (down 2)
19) Show by Rock!! (up 2)
20) Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation (down 2)

Dropped:
Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
Vampire Holmes

not yet watched:
Arslan Senki
Kekkai Sensen
Shokugeki no Souma
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
Pikaia
Nar Doma

I’m loving Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku. I’m pretty sure that’ll be top of my “to-buy” pile from this season (the novels, that is, not the songs or the anime itself).

Digimon adventure Tri has been removed from the list as it is neither a TV series nor airing this season.

Show by Rock isn’t that bad if I can just get over the character designs in that band mode thing.

Nagato Yuki-chan, on the other hand, I dropped. I’d rather just read the manga.

I get the feeling that Ore Monogatari!! could start to get annoying. It hasn’t yet, though.

I really need to get round to starting those other series at some point, but while there are so many episodes that I need to catch up with for stuf that I have started watching I just don’t feel like doing it.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 18th May 2015 (UPDATED 24th May)

NOTE: The update on 24th May has made some quite significant changes, with no less than 4 additional labels being added, one to each section of the list (one English, one Japanese, one adult and one not a light novel label).

English releases:

Yen On: (release date 19th May)
A Certain Magical Index 3

Vertical: (release date 21st* May)
Attack On Titan Before the Fall: Kuklo Unbound
*Some retailers have it listed as 26th May

Japanese releases:

Tiara Bunko: (release date 18th May)
華宮 愛慾の供物
王子に愛された女騎士
略奪婚: ケダモノ王からここまでミダラに愛されて!?

Gagaga Bunko (release date 19th May)
Ano Natsu, Saigo ni Mita Uchiage Hanabi wa (あの夏、最後に見た打ち上げ花火は)
埼玉県神統系譜
Mahoutsukai no Meshitsukai (魔法使いの召使い)
Shikai Ryuuou to Kyokutou no Avalon 2 (熾界龍皇と極東の七柱特区 2)

Jump J Books (release date 19th May)
予告犯 -THE CHASER-

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th May)
Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkoku-ban 13 (織田信奈の野望 全国版 (13))
Only Sense Online 5 ~Only Sense Online~ (Only Sense Online5 ―オンリーセンス・オンライン―)
Ore to Kanojo no Moeyo Pen 3 (オレと彼女の萌えよペン (3))
Burgund Haneiyuutan 8 Sarakareta Densetsu to Saijaku Eiyuu part 1 (バーガント反英雄譚 (8) 曝かれた伝説と最弱英雄 (上))
Konjiki no Word Master: Gaiden – Unique Cheat no Isekai Tanbouki (金色の文字使い 外伝 ―ユニークチートの異世界探訪記―)
S.I.R.E.N. 5 Jisedai Shinseibutsu Tougou Kenkyuu Tokku (S.I.R.E.N. (5) ‐次世代新生物統合研究特区‐)
Ore no Love Comedy Heroine wa, Pantsu ga Hakenai. 2 (オレのラブコメヒロインは、パンツがはけない。 (2))
Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer 2 (できそこないの魔獣錬磨師 (2))
Mawase! Valkyrie no Hilde-san (まわせっ! 課金戦乙女のヒルデさん)
Hagure Makenshi to Kyoumei Shoujotai (はぐれ魔剣士と共鳴少女隊)

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th May)
フルメタル・パニック!RPGリプレイ フルメタル・パニック! 突然のラスト・プリンス

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th May)
黒龍公主寵姫伝 皇子は公主を捕らえる
守護神様のお気に入り~神憑き少女と真名なし神~
虹色姫の紡ぐ糸(仮)

Ichijinsha Bunko: (release date 20th May)
Kanojo-tachi no Doudemo Ii Himitsu (彼女たちのどうでもいい秘密)
Maou ga Meikyuu kara Derare Nakunari ni Tasuke wo Motometa you desu (魔王が迷宮から出られなくなり勇者に助けを求めたようです)
Uchi no Miko ga Ichiban Kawaii! (うちの巫女が一番かわいい!)

HJ Novels: (release date 22nd May)
Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de 4 (二度目の人生を異世界で4)
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. (異世界はスマートフォンとともに。)

Overlap Bunko: (release date 22nd May)
Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan 1 (神話伝説の英雄の異世界譚 1)
Maken Senki 3 ~Boukyaku no Reika ni Sasagu na wa~ (魔剣戦記 3 ~忘却の嶺花に捧ぐ名は~)
Tensei! Isekai yori Ai wo Komete (転生!異世界より愛をこめて)
Shinshoku Reconquista (侵蝕レコンキスタ)

Dash X Bunko: (release date 22nd May)
Monku no Tsukeyou ga Nai Love-Come 3 (文句の付けようがないラブコメ3)
Eiyuu Kyoushitsu 2 (英雄教室2)
Fang of Underdog 3 Chinbotsu no Sora (ファング・オブ・アンダードッグ3 沈没の空)
0.000000001% Derenai Shiroi Neko 2 (0.000000001%デレない白い猫2)
Gyakudou no Haou Senki 2 (逆道の覇王戦記2)
Mononoke Gradation 2 (モノノケグラデーション2)
封神演戯

Mitsuyume Bunko: (release date 22nd May)
王子様は助けに来ない 幼馴染み×監禁愛
オトナの恋を教えてあげる ドS執事の甘い調教

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 22nd May)
溺愛 (上)
君色パズル
うそつき片想い
世界は嘘であふれてる

Jewel Books: (release date 22nd May)
海賊王と魔法少女

Pinky Bunko: (release date 22nd May)
桜恋 〜君のてのひらに永遠〜
気づけば恋だった。

NOVELiDOL: (release date 23rd May)
消失進行形パズライズ
こうして魔女は生きることにした。
Nani wo Shitanda, Kiyokawa-kun (何をしたんだ、清川くん)
特区インスタントヒーローズ
黒死のデフォルト

Unknown label or not a light novel:
この世界は僕らが設定したはずなのに!? 創造主兄妹の異世界ノート
愛してるとしかいいようがない
なぞとき紙芝居 思い出の幽霊

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Echikawa Bunko (release date 18th May)
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 21st May)
Bishoujo Bunko Escale (release date 21st May)
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 22nd May)
Puchipara Bunko (release date 22nd May)

Monthly Light Novel sales figures for April 2015

Data covers 6th April to 3rd May

*1 80,012 Kagerou Daze 6 -over the dimension-
*2 77,507 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 7
*3 69,406 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 5
*4 50,496 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*5 45,259 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 2
*6 45,221 NARUTO -Naruto- Sakura Hiden
*7 40,768 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 3
*8 40,386 Jinrui Saikyou no Hatsukoi
*9 38,436 NARUTO -Naruto- Konohagakure Hiden
10 37,491 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 12.5
11 37,178 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 4
12 35,456 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
13 33,963 Meitantei Conan: Gouka no Himawari
14 33,186 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 5
15 32,565 GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon 8 pt 2
16 31,063 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 6
17 31,012 Eiga Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
18 30,570 Amagi Brilliant Park 6
19 30,354 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru 10.5
20 26,997 Campione! 18 Maou-tachi no Danshou

Source: Oricon via 2ch