English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 11th May 2015 (UPDATED 15th May)

English releases:

n/a

Japanese releases:

Honey Bunko: (release date 11th May)
甘美な契約結婚
苺パニック〈3〉
溺々愛 ~俺様富豪と鬼畜子爵に愛されて~

Eternity Bunko: (release date 11th May)
敏腕社長はベタがお好き
恋カフェ

Arian Rose: (release date 12th May)
魔導師は平凡を望む 9
義妹が勇者になりました。 4
無職独身アラフォー女子の異世界奮闘記 2

Kodansha BOX (release date 13th May)
煉獄ふたり 優しい幽霊はコンビニにいる

GA Bunko: (release date 14th May)
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria 4 (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外伝 ソード・オラトリア4)
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 7 (落第騎士の英雄譚(キャバルリィ)7)
Uchi no Isourou ga Sekai wo Shouaku Shiteiru! 11 (うちの居候が世界を掌握している!11)
Rojiura Battle Princess 2 (路地裏バトルプリンセス 2)
異世界ラ皇の探求者 02.女騎士さんはシコシコです!
Gunsword.EXE2 -Inou no Kishi to Ikenie no Hime- (ガンソード.EXE2―異能の騎士と生贄の姫―)

Otomitsu Milky Bunko: (release date 14th May)
淫惑の華 三都艶情
伯爵家の淫らな罠

Sohgeisha Crystal Books: (release date 14th May)
こめかみっ!-ライス・イズ・ビューティフル-

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th May)
Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi: Shinka no Yakume (おこぼれ姫と円卓の騎士 臣下の役目)
月の魔法は恋を紡ぐ -特殊な嗜好はハタ迷惑!-
Cinderella Hakushaku-ke no Kutsubakokan: Chiisaki Otome wa Kami wo Shiru (シンデレラ伯爵家の靴箱館 小さき乙女は神を知る)
となりの魔王 到来編
姫の婿とり 始まりはさかしまに!
冥恋十王帳 -彼岸の彼方も縁次第-

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th May)
おっさんがびじょ。2 わるもの VS 異世界ブラック企業

Royal Kiss Bunko: (release date 15th May)
王太子殿下の溺愛エスコート ~恋初めし伯爵令嬢~

Beginning Novels: (release date 15th May)
人食いダンジョンへようこそ! 1

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 15th May)
明日の狩りの詞の

Fujimi L Bunko: (release date 15th May)
紅霞後宮物語
出雲新聞編集局日報 かみさま新聞、増刷中。
@バスルーム

B’s Log Bunko Alice: (release date 15th May)
双極性トランキライザー
相沢美月は今日も一途に恋をする
武神男子 ~二郎くんの無問題な厄日~

Atomic Bunko: (release date 16th May)
Mezameru to Kenjuu Otome wo Mamoru Bishoujo Kenshi ni Natteita (目覚めると拳銃乙女を護る美少女拳士になっていた)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
メゾン・ド・魔王

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Puchipara Bunko (release date 15th May)
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 16th May)

Plus rereleases under Regina Bunko and Alphalight Bunko

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Weekly Anime Roundup – Spring 2015 Week 4

I’m currently putting eardrops in my ears which means I can’t really use headphones, and I don’t like watching anime without headphones in, so there’s not much getting watched over the last few days. I watched a few series before that, though. The next few days are likely to be fairly busy but after that I may have a few weeks with not much happening, which should hopefully enable me to catch up.

Episodes watched this week:
Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation 1
Houkago no Pleiades 1
Etotama 1
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic 4
Takamiya Nasuno Desu!: Teekyuu Spin-off 4
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me 4
Etotama 2
Punchline 1 DROPPED
Ore Monogatari!! 1
Hibike! Euphonium 1
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou 5
Hibike! Euphonium 2
Hibike! Euphonium 3
Hibike! Euphonium 4
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 2

Spring 2015 Status

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

Placed on hold:
Omakase! Miracle Cat-dan

Dropped:
Punch Line

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

not yet started:
Digimon Adventure Tri.
Nar Doma

Omakase! Miracle Cat-dan has been placed on hold due to me being unable to find any episodes after episode 1.

Lupin III has been removed from the Not Yet Started section as it is unavailable outside Italy (including not in Japan) until this autumn.

Pants… sorry, Punch Line was as stupid as expected. Unfortunately it was also stupid in the wrong way as expected.

Hibike! Euphonium I was reluctant to watch for some reason, but I’m not really sure why – it’s probably the biggest pleasant surprise of the season so far, and the best KyoAni anime since season 1 of Chuu2Koi I think.

Ore Monogatari from the first episode looks like it could be good, although good is about as far as it goes. Still, that’s pretty decent for a shoujo romance.

Etotama is a fun and funny nothing but well worth the watch. Uri-tan best character desu desu.

Gunslinger Stratos was confusing. That’s about all that I can say about it. Nothing makes sense from the first episode at all.

Houkago no Pleiades is a real shame. It’s kind of to be expected given the origins of the series, but the fairly decent magical girl series gets ruined by the (unfortunately not really) random car engine noise. I’m probably going to drop it and only because of that.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 4th May 2015 (UPDATED 11th May 2015)

I think this is the smallest week for releases since I started doing this almost a year ago now. (UPDATE added a few more but I think this still holds true (EDIT: no it doesn’t.))

English releases:

n/a

Japanese releases:

Opal Bunko: (release date 4th May)
DOLL ~溺愛飼育願望~

Kodansha BOX: (release date 8th May)
Sengoku Sniper 5 Kowareta Rekishi wo Shuufuu Seyo-hen (戦国スナイパー5 壊れた歴史を修復せよ篇)

Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi Bunko: (release date 9th May)
まのわ 魔物倒す・能力奪う・私強くなる 3

Everystar WOMAN: (release date 9th May)
マテリアルガール

Dengeki Bunko: (release date 9th May)
Fate/strange Fake (2)
Adachi to Shimamura 4 (安達としまむら (4))
Isekai Kara Hitotsubu no: Kono Himekishi, Change! (異世界からの一粒の ~この姫騎士、チェンジ!~)
Inteli-village no Zashiki Warashi 6 (インテリビレッジの座敷童 (6))
Warlock x Holmes (魔探偵×ホームズ)
Unmei ni Aisarete Gomennasai. 2 (運命に愛されてごめんなさい。 (2))
Kangoku Gakkou nite Monban wo 2 (監獄学校にて門番を (2))
重力迷宮のリリィ
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Siscon idol no Yume wo Minai (青春ブタ野郎はシスコンアイドルの夢を見ない)
閃光少女 名もなき光のアイリ
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 16 Yotsuba Keishou-hen (魔法科高校の劣等生 (16) 四葉継承編)
Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou 8 (僕と彼女のゲーム戦争 (8))
Last Dungeon e Youkoso 3 (ラストダンジョンへようこそ (3))
Shirogane no Sword Breaker 4 – Ken no Kizuna, Chi no Kizuna (白銀のソードブレイカー (4) ―剣の絆、血の絆―)

Berry’s Bunko: (release date 10th May)
秘密の片思い
俺様常務とシンデレラ
溺愛結婚!? ~7つの甘いレッスン~
完璧上司は激甘主義!?