English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 28th December 2015

English releases:

n/a

Japanese releases:

Hero Bunko: (release date 28th December)
Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 6 (異世界迷宮でハーレムを 6)
Potion, Wagami wo Tasukeru 2 (ポーション、わが身を助ける 2)
7th 1 (セブンス 1)

Regina Books: (release date 28th December)
一目で、恋に落ちました
王太子妃殿下の離宮改造計画
剣の求婚
Ikai no Majutsushi: Muteki no Ryuugakusei 2 (異界の魔術士無敵の留学生 2)
軽い気持ちで替え玉になったらとんでもない夫がついてきた。 2

HJ Bunko: (release date 29th December)
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 21 (六畳間の侵略者!? 21)
Blue Steel Blasphemer 3 (蒼鋼の冒涜者<ブルースチール・ブラスフェマ>3)
Seven Stars no Inkoku Tsukai 2 (セブンスターズの印刻使い2)
Seiten no Musou Jingi (征天の無双神器)

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 29th December)
Clockwork Planet 4 (クロックワーク・プラネット4)
Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara: Chigau Suiei Taikai Deaeteitara, Watashitachi Shinyuu ni Nareta Kamo ne……  (彼女がフラグをおられたら ちがう水泳大会で出会えていたら、私達親友になれたかもね……)
Cheat na Maou no Doukyou wa, Kyou mo Baito ga Hatarakanai!? 2 (チートな魔王の道具屋は、今日もJKJCが働かない!?2)
Shitsuraku Noah 2 (失楽ノア2)
Innocent Red 2. Kare wa Ukeireru Yami no Ou (イノセントレッド 2.彼は受け入れる闇の王)

Jewel Bunko: (release date 29th December)
魔公爵さまっ、奥さまを甘やかし過ぎです!
皇帝に略奪された花嫁
Kinjirareta, Manazashi: Kyouju no Yubisaki ni Nurete (禁じられた、まなざし 教授の指先に濡れて)

Melissa: (release date 29th December)
第三王子と女騎士団長
聖なる魔女と悪魔の騎士

Cosmic Bunko α: (release date 1st January)
気流師・怜花さんのヒーリングファイル
医大生には真実がある
お清め姫の怨霊奇譚

Unknown label or not a light novel:
Kuro no Souzou Shoukanshi 4 (黒の創造召喚師〈4〉)

Plus a rerelease of Karada Sagashi (カラダ探し 上), 君が落とした青空 and 僕は何度でも、きみに初めての恋をする。 under Starts Shuppan Bunko

Weekly watching roundup – Autumn 2015 Week 12

As expected this is up a day later than usual. It will be back to the normal day next week.

Episodes watched in the past week:
Fushigi na Somera-chan 11
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! 11
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 12 END
Itoshi no Muco 12
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan 11
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! 12 END
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan 12 END
Teekyuu 6 11
One Punch Man 8
One Punch Man 9
One Punch Man 10
One Punch Man 11
Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! 11
Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! 12 END
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 12 END
Teekyuu 6 12 END
Dance with Devils 3
Hacka Doll The Animation 12

Autumn 2015 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
2. Lance N’ Masques
3. Itoshi no Muco (up 3)
4. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
5. Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! (down 2)
6. Noragami Aragoto (down 1)
7. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
8. Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
9. Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai
10. Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken
11. Teekyuu 6
12. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
13. Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan
14. Fushigi no Somera-chan
15. Heavy Object
16. Hacka Doll The Animation
17. Komori-san wa Kotowarenai (up 1)
18. One Punch Man (up 1)
19. Dance with Devils (down 2)
20. Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note

I absolutely loved the romance between Stella and Ikki in Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, although taken individually I actually think Alice was the best of the main characters from the series. Some of the fights were absolutely brilliant as well. I will certainly be getting the light novels of this one at some point soon. With the current 2nd, 4th and 5th place all having been finished, and being near the end of most of the other good series, it’s very likely that this will end up being my AOTS.

I don’t really know what to make of Komori-san ga Kotowarenai! There was nothing really to it, in any way, and I won’t even look into the manga that it’s based on from that, yet it was worth watching at the length it was. I guess that’s a fairly common situation for shorts.

Yuru Yuri the ending was a bit of a dud in my opinion. I was wanting something a bit… funnier. The series as a whole was great though.

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk – So you have these two great characters, and have them form a pair together to fight their way through a tournament. And then you go and put the focus of the series on a completely different pair. But we all know that Saya and Kirin are the real main pair of the series, right? I will continue watching in the second half and will be buying the light novels in English when they come out.

Teekyuu continues to be Teekyuu. There’s not really a lot left to be said about this one.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 21st December 2015 (UPDATED 27th December)

This is the single biggest week of releases since I started doing this.

English releases:

n/a

Japanese releases:

SHY Novels: (release date 21st December)
Sekai no Hanbun (世界の半分)

K Romance: (release date 21st December)
君のいるところに

HJ Novels: (release date 22nd December)
Isekai Ryouridou 5 (異世界料理道5)
ウォルテニア戦記II

Avalon Novels: (release date 22nd December)
Oukoku e Tsuzuku Michi 2 (王国へ続く道2)
我にチートを1

Lululu Bunko: (release date 22nd December)
Kakure Hime-irogatari -Yukinoshita- (隠れ姫いろがたり-雪の下-)
Kuroneko Kashiten Hatsukoi Biyori (黒猫菓子店初恋日和)

Dash Ex Bunko: (release date 22nd December)
Chronicle Legion 4 (クロニクル・レギオン4)
Monku no Tsukeyou ga Nai Love-Come 5 (文句の付けようがないラブコメ5)
Isekai C-Mart Hanjouki (異世界Cマート繁盛記)
Jingai Ryouki Brigand 4 (神鎧猟機ブリガンド4)
孤高の精霊術士 ―強運無双な王都奪還物語―
Oniichan wa Ie ni Kaeritai. ~Souda, Kitaku Bu wo Tsukurou~ (お兄ちゃんは家に帰りたい。 ~そうだ、帰宅武をつくろう~)
RPG: Role Playing Gangster ~Aruiwa Boku ga Lupin ni Natta Riyuu~ (RPG ロールプレイング・ギャングスター ~或いは僕がルパンになった理由~)

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 22nd December)
王太子殿下と秘密の貴婦人
Okizari Hime to Reimei no Kishi Ou (置き去り姫と黎明の騎士王)

Daria Series: (release date 22nd December)
5人の王 外伝 II

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 23rd December)
Fushidara na Konzen Kyouiku (ふしだらな婚前教育)
眠り姫の後見人~まどろみの秘蜜~

Overlap Bunko: (release date 23rd December)
Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan 3 (神話伝説の英雄の異世界譚 3)
Isekai Konyoku Monogatari 3 Konmei no Ganbanyoku (異世界混浴物語 3 混迷の岩盤浴)
Hai to Gensou no Grimgal level.7 Kanata no Niji (灰と幻想のグリムガル level.7 彼方の虹)
Isekai ni Tensei Shitan dakedo Ore, Tensai tte Kanchigai Saretenai? 2 (異世界に転生したんだけど俺、天才って勘違いされてない? 2)

Shinchosha Bunko nex: (release date 23rd December)
汚れた赤を恋と呼ぶんだ
誘拐サーカス: 大神兄弟探偵社

Level Up Novels: (release date 24th December)
歎きの獅子と眠れる花嫁 ボーダーブレイク スコードロン・マンティコア

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 24th December)
ぴんくぶろんど
神様、お願い
スノウ*ドロップ
誕生日メランコリック

LB Books: (release date 24th December)
マスターオブスキル 全職高手 (1)
マスターオブスキル 全職高手 (2) 千機傘目覚める

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th December)
No Game No Life 8 Gamer-tachi wa Fuseki wo Tsuideiku Sou Desu (ノーゲーム・ノーライフ (8) ゲーマーたちは布石を継いでいくそうです)
Hidan no Aria AA 4 (緋弾のアリアAA (4))
Zaru Soba (Kawaii) (ざるそば(かわいい))
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ex 2 Kenki Koiuta (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex (2) 剣鬼恋歌)
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 7 Hanafubuki Reflect (ミカグラ学園組曲 (7) 花吹雪リフレクト)
Ore to Mamono no Isekai Restaurant (俺と魔物の異世界レストラン)
Dame Makishi no Held Straße (ダメ魔騎士の英雄煌路(ヘルトシュトラッセ))
Keppuu no Legends 2 (血風の英雄伝承 (2))

Eternity books Rouge: (release date 25th December)
Yuuwaku Complex (誘惑コンプレックス)
君に10年恋してる
溺愛幼なじみと指輪の約束

Eternity Books Blanc: (release date 25th December)
ロマンスがお待ちかね

MF Books: (release date 25th December)
Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 7 (八男って、それはないでしょう! (7))
詰みかけ転生領主の改革 (7)
Kuro no Seiken Tsukai ~Sekai Saikyou no Mahoutsukai no Deshi~ 1 (黒の星眷使い ~世界最強の魔法使いの弟子~ (1))
Mita Ichizoku no Iji wo Mi yo ~Tensei Sengoku Bushou no Hansouki~ 2 (三田一族の意地を見よ ~転生戦国武将の奔走記~ (2))

Sohgeisha Clear Bunko: (release date 25th December)
Rail Wars! <12> Nihon Kokuyuu Tetsudou Kouantai (RAIL WARS! <12>日本國有鉄道公安隊)
Yatagarasu (ヤタガラス)

Cobalt Bunko: (release date 25th December)
Ukon no Gyouan 26 Hayou no Tsurugi 6 (鬱金の暁闇 26 破妖の剣(6))
花酔夢 ―皇帝の一途でいじわるな寵愛―
宋代鬼談 梨生が子猫を助けようとして水鬼と出会うこと
Kimi ni Todoke 16 ~Yume to Koi no Hazama De~ (君に届け 16 〜夢と恋のはざまで〜)

Ever Princess: (release date 25th December)
女騎士の密やかな夜
夢は甘やかな口づけにまぎれて

M Novels: (release date 25th December)
チートだけど宿屋はじめました。(2)
Isekai Ryouri Battle (異世界料理バトル)
村人転生 最強のスローライフ(2)

Kodansha X Bunko White Heart: (release date 25th December)
Sabaku no Ou to Yakusoku no Yubiwa (砂漠の王と約束の指輪)
Gyakuten Koukyuu Monogatari: Ai no Kokuhaku Todokemasu (逆転後宮物語 愛の告白とどけます)
Kimi ga Miru Mirai ni Bokura wa: Koishita Hito wa Idol Deshita (君が見る未来に僕らは 恋した人はアイドルでした)

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 25th December)
Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. The Christmas Episode (きょうは会社休みます。~The Christmas Episode~)

Priere Bunko: (release date 25th December)
片恋蜜月
Usotsuki Ouji to Himitsu no Koi (うそつき王子と秘密の恋)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th December)
Shoujo no Kusou Teien: Watashi “Tachi” no Fantasia!! (少女の空想庭園 ~わたし”たち”のファンタジア! ! ~)

Wings Novel: (release date 25th December)
Ijinkai Cinema no Ryourinin 1 (異人街シネマの料理人(1))

GC Novels: (release date 25th December)
GM ga Isekai ni Login Shimashita. 1 (GMが異世界にログインしました。 1)
ゼノスフィード・オンライン 2

TO Books: (release date 25th December)
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~ 第二部

PASH! Books: (release date 25th December)
転生したので次こそは幸せな人生を掴んでみせましょう 3

Role & Roll Books: (release date 25th December)
ビギニングアイドル サプリメント ハートステップ

Keitai Shousetsu Bunko: (release date 25th December)
遊園地は眠らない―死の脱出ゲーム
恋愛対象外のキミを好きになっちゃいました。
お前を好きって言ったらどうする?
ナミダ色の恋―セツナイ片想い
空を泳いでキミへ

Famitsuu Bunko: (release date 26th December)
Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hamayome 4 (千年戦争アイギス 月下の花嫁IV) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
Kantai Collection -KanColle- Kagerou, Batsubyoushimasu! 7 (艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- 陽炎、抜錨します! 7) (2 versions – with and without a premium booklet)
Phantom of Kill Danzai no Kuro (ファントム オブ キル 断罪の黒)
Daraku no Ou (堕落の王)
Isekai Madou Koshoten ~Cheat Maryoku Aru Kedo, Mattari Teninsuru Koto ni Shita~ (異世界魔導古書店 ~チート魔力あるけど、まったり店員することにした~)
Ryuugoroshi no Gunshi ~Toaru Sagishi no Eiyuutan~ (竜殺しの軍師 ~とある詐欺師の英雄譚~)

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko: (release date 26th December)
Kantai Collection -KanColle- Zui no Umi, Ootori no Sora 3 (艦隊これくしょん ‐艦これ‐ 瑞の海、鳳の空 (3))
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (8) Axis Kyoudan VS Erisu Kyoudan (この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! (8) アクシズ教団VSエリス教団)
Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? 4 (終末なにしてますか? 忙しいですか? 救ってもらっていいですか? (4))
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love-Come wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru 11.5 (俺の脳内選択肢が、学園ラブコメを全力で邪魔している11.5)
Saredo Bokura no Maku wa Agaru. Scene.2 (されど僕らの幕は上がる。Scene.2)
Hyouryuu Oukoku: Nanmin Yuusha to Mezasu Top Idol (漂流王国 難民勇者と目指すトップアイドル )
Isekai Youkai Summoner ~Zenbu Youkai no Sei~ 2 (異世界妖怪サモナー ~ぜんぶ妖怪のせい~ (2))
Kizuna no Hime to Seitokai Kishidan (キズナの姫と生徒会騎士団)

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 26th December)
Danganronpa Kirigiri 4 (ダンガンロンパ霧切 4)

Sonya Bunko: (release date 26th December)
Kowamote Kishi wa Shinpaishou (強面騎士は心配性)
新月の契り

Kadokawa Ruby Bunko: (release date 26th December)
Ryakudatsu Trap (略奪トラップ)
Kijin no Chigiri (鬼人の契り)
Toshishita Ouji no Yuuwaku Wedding (年下王子の誘惑ウェディング)

Kadokawa Beans Bunko: (release date 26th December)
Shunten Ryouran Kazabana no Miya to Shunshou no Utage (春天繚乱 風花の宮と春宵の宴)
Snowdrop: Seria to Koi no Chouyakushi (スノー・ドロップ セリアと恋の調薬師)
Sweets Ouji no Hitosagashi: Otogibanashi wa Owaranai (スイーツ王子の人探し おとぎ話は終わらない)
厨病激発ボーイ

KCG Bunko: (release date 26th December)
Amayado Buss Teiryuujo (雨宿バス停留所)

NOVELiDOL: (release date 26th December)
Erabenakatta Kimi wo Erabu [Akane no Omoi] (選べなかった君を選ぶ [茜音の想い])
Erabenakatta Kimi wo Erabu [Aoi no Ketsudan] (選べなかった君を選ぶ [蒼生の決断])

Monster Bunko: (release date 25th December)
Gunshi wa Nandemo Shitteiru 5 (軍師は何でも知っている(5))
神眼の勇者(3)
Cheat Majutsu de Unmei wo Nejifuseru!! 1 (チート魔術で運命をねじ伏せる! ! (1))
モンスターのご主人様(5)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
超訳ラヴクラフト ライト2
異世界から帰ったら江戸なのである 第参巻
さようなら竜生、こんにちは人生〈4〉
神様の御用人 (5)
博多豚骨ラーメンズ (5)
京都骨董ふしぎ夜話
エキナカには神様がいる
不動産男子のワケあり物件
まいごなぼくらの旅ごはん
スマッシュエース!
幻想乙女のおかしな隠れ家 はじまりの一週間
パラレルアイランド 10の鍵と仮想空間メソッド
クリーチャーと恋しよっ♪

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 21st December) – 1 volume
Bishoujo Bunko Escale (release date 21st December) – 2 volumes
Real Dream Bunko (release date 24th December) – 1 volume
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 24th December) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko (release date 26th December) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 26th December) – 2 volumes

Weekly watching roundup – Autumn 2015 Week 11

The beginning of the end of the final season of the year. This week I caught up with a whole load of series, watching a lot of episodes from individual things, but I’ll leave the write ups for the most part until next week when most of them should be finished – except for Lance N’ Masques which is finished already.

Incidentally, next week’s roundup post may be a day late as I won’t be at home on either Christmas day or Boxing day.

Episodes watched in the past week:
Itoshi no Muco 11
Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen 9
Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen 10
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 10
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 11
Lance N’ Masques 8
Lance N’ Masques 9
Lance N’ Masques 10
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 2
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 3
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 4
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 5
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 6
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 7
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 8
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 9
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken 10
Dance With Devils 2
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 5
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 6
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 7
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 8
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 9
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 10
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 11
Lance N’ Masques 11
Lance N’ Masques 12
Noragami Aragoto 7
Noragami Aragoto 8
Noragami Aragoto 9
Noragami Aragoto 10
Noragami Aragoto 11

Autumn 2015 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (up 2)
2. Lance N’ Masques
3. Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! (up 1)
4. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (up 1)
5. Noragami Aragoto (down 4)
6. Itoshi no Muco (up 1)
7. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? (down 1)
8. Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
9. Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (up 1)
10. Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken (up 3)
11. Teekyuu 6 (down 2)
12. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (down 1)
13. Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan (down 1)
14. Fushigi no Somera-chan
15. Heavy Object
16. Hacka Doll The Animation (up 1)
17. Dance with Devils (down 1)
18. Komori-san wa Kotowarenai
19. One Punch Man
20. Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note

As expected, the more recent arc of Noragami hasn’t lived up to the standards of the Bishamon one. It’s not that it’s bad, but rather that it is back to the level that the first series was at. Things are tight enough at the top that this has had a significant impact on the rankings.

Lance N’ Masques became the first of this season’s anime to be completed, on Thursday evening. I love the humour style of this series and it is that humour, along with the cast, that made me grow to love this series. Nonetheless it was the last episode, which was also the only one where the humour was absent, which in my opinion was the best episode of the entire series (although this didn’t prevent it getting leapfrogged by Rakudai… more on that next week). It’s also the best ending of a TV anime adaptation of a light novel series that I have seen in a long time. It’s not the ending of the series for me, though, as I have ordered the first two light novels from honto and they’ll be arriving some time in January.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 14th December 2015 (UPDATED 20th December 2015)

English releases:

Yen On: (release date 15th December)
Spice and Wolf 16: The Coin of the Sun II
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 4
Sword Art Online 006: Phantom Bullet
The Devil Is a Part-Timer 3
Black Bullet 2: Against A Perfect Sniper

Vertical: (release date 17th December)
Kizumonogatari: Wound Tale

Japanese releases:

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 14th December)
Nariyuki Saiou no Judai ~ Kokoro no Hana wa Sakidazuru (なりゆき斎王の入内 ~心の花は咲き出ずる~)
ウサギ娘とだんな様
Shinigamihime no Saikon -Samayoeru Himitsu no Kikoushi- (死神姫の再婚 ―彷徨える秘密の貴公子―)
【急募】猜疑王の契約王妃(※短期のお仕事です)

B’s Log Bunko Iris: (release date 14th December)
Yami no Koutaishi Ikai no Hyouryuujin (闇の皇太子 異界の漂流人)
SHOW BY ROCK!! 刻めッ! 紅蓮の魂魄駆動黙示録!

Otomitsu Milky Bunko: (release date 14th December)
虜囚の姫は公爵に愛される

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th December)
転生したらドラゴンの卵だった ~最強以外目指さねぇ~ 1
Tairiku Eiyuu Senki 2 (大陸英雄戦記 2)
Slime na Dungeon kara Tenka wo Torou to Omou. 4 Bougyaku no Ougon Ryuu (スライムなダンジョンから天下をとろうと思う。 4 暴虐の黄金竜)
マタギの孫をなめんなよ! ~魔獣を狩る者たち~ 1

Saga Forest: (release date 15th December)
かみがみ 〜最も弱き反逆者〜 2

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 16th December)
Haruka Toudo no Canaan 6 Saraba, Itoshiki Himegimi (遙か凍土のカナン6 さらば、愛しき姫君)
装甲悪鬼村正 宇宙編
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki 3 (ケイオスドラゴン 赤竜戦役 3)
Kottou Kutsu Koubou Aschenputtel no Raikyakubo (骨董靴工房アッシェンプッテルの来客簿)

Kodansha BOX: (release date 16th/17th December)
K Ao no Jikenbo part 2 (K 青の事件簿 下)
Okitegami Kyouko no Taishokugan (掟上今日子の退職願)

Mu Novel: (release date 16th December)
新戦艦〈大和〉 発進編
砂の眠り 水の夢
ザ・サード【完全版】2

Kodansha Taiga: (release date 17th December)
ぺてん師と空気男と美少年
桜花忍法帖 バジリスク新章 (下)
アンデッドガール・マーダーファルス 1
異端審問ラボ 魔女の事件簿1

Role&Roll Books: (release date 17th December)
サタスペ ホラー・リプレイ 赤と黒の花嫁

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th December)
金狼王子は嵐のように愛を奪う
還ってきた皇女と媚薬殿下: 甘美なる快感プロポーズ

Kodansha Orange Bunko: (release date 17th December)
下鴨アンティーク 祖母の恋文
千早あやかし派遣会社
宝石商リチャード氏の謎鑑定
ラストオーダー ~そのバーには、なくした想い出が訪れる~
僕は君を殺せない

Gagaga Bunko: (Release date 18th December)
Dagashi Kashi: Mou Hitotsu no Natsuyasumi (だがしかし もうひとつの夏休み)
Four Cours After (ふぉーくーるあふたー)
Shichisei no Subaru 2 (七星のスバル 2)
Mahou Ishi no Shinryou Kiroku 2 (魔法医師の診療記録 2)
Crossworld Alchemica 2 (クロスワールド・アルケミカ 2)

Priscilla Books: (release date 18th December)
シンデレラ・レッスン

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 19th December)
Tokyo Ravens 14 Emperor.Advent(東京レイヴンズ (14) EMPEROR.ADVENT)
Grancrest Senki 6 Sistina no Kaihousha part 2 (グランクレスト戦記 (6) システィナの解放者(下))
Only Sense Online Shirogane no Megami -Only Sense Online- (Only Sense Online 白銀の女神 -オンリーセンス・オンライン-)
Gun-Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!? 5 (軍オタが魔法世界に転生したら、現代兵器で軍隊ハーレムを作っちゃいました!? (5))
Izure Shinwa no Ragnarok 2 -Magan no Ou to Mikami Doumei- (いづれ神話の放課後戦争〈ラグナロク〉(2) ―魔眼の王と三神同盟―)
Hamidashi Yousei Familia Seisenki (はみ出し妖精旅団征戦記)
Mawase! Valkyrie no Hilde-san 2 (まわせっ! 課金戦乙女のヒルデさん (2))

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 19th December)
ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ レーゼルドーン開拓記 世にも不幸な冒険者たち
ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ サウザンドブレイブ トレジャー争奪、実況中!
アリアンロッド2E・リプレイ・アイテムマスターズ 刀鍛冶の用心棒

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 19th December)
白竜の花嫁7(仮)
壊滅騎士団と捕らわれの乙女6
砦の魔女2 ある日、恋の嵐が吹き荒れまして

Ichijinsha Bunko: (release date 19th December)
Oreta Seiken to Teikan no Kenki 1 (折れた聖剣と帝冠の剣姫(1))
Shishi Hime ni Chance wa Nai! (獅子姫に好機はない!)

Otomate Novel: (release date 20th December)
小説 百華夜光

Unknown label or not a light novel:
しゅうまつがやってくる! ―ラララ終末論。 I―
からくり卍ばーすと 下

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 16th December) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 18th December) – 1 volume

Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2016 full rankings details

These are the rankings from Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2016. Data originally from various sources but all verified against my copy.
This post contains all the rankings listed in the volume – click read more to see the full post (note: long post – over 1500 words despite mostly being a list)

Top series: (series in italics are new)
001. 282.23 points Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru.
002. 226.27 points Sword Art Online
003. 170.53 points Tenkyou no Alderamin
004. 153.36 points Eirun Last Code
005. 149.14 points Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii desuka?Sukutte Moratte Ii desuka?
006. 140.60 points No Game No Life
007. 137.11 points To Aru Majutsu no Index Series
008. 131.43 points Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darouka
009. 117.42 points Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
010. 101.76 points Escape Speed
011. 101.62 points Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
012. 099.75 points Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
013. 098.23 points To Aru Hikuushi e no Seiyaku
014. 096.37 points Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.
015. 091.91 points Gamers!
016. 088.54 points Kono Koi to, Sono Mirai.
017. 088.17 points Rokka no Yuusha
018. 087.37 points Durarara!! Series
019. 083.90 points Shitayome Danshi to Toukou Joshi
020. 079.18 points Tatakau Panya to Automaton Waitress
021. 070.50 points Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
022. 070.10 points Seishun Buta Yarou Series
023. 064.98 points Isekai Shokudou
024. 063.65 points Kino no Tabi
025. 062.78 points Overlord
026. 061.68 points Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
027. 059.97 points Accel World
028. 059.44 points Zetsushinkai no Solaris
029. 054.81 points Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
030. 050.34 points Hakozoko no Elpis

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Weekly watching roundup – Autumn 2015 Week 10

This week I’ve somewhat deliberately avoided more story-based series. This week that situation will be reversed.

Episodes watched in the past week:
Itoshi no Muco 10
Hacka Doll The Animation 10
Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note 8
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan 10
Fushigi na Somera-chan 8
Fushigi na Somera-chan 9
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! 9
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! 10
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? 8
Teekyuu 6 10
Pikaia! 2
Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai? (Music)
Fushigi na Somera-chan 10
Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! 10
Hacka Doll The Animation 11
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? 9
Ichigo Mashimaro 10 (backlog)

Autumn 2015 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Noragami Aragoto
2. Lance N’ Masques
3. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
4. Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!
5. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
6. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? (up 1)
7. Itoshi no Muco (down 1)
8. Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
9. Teekyuu 6 (up 1)
10. Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (down 1)
11. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
12. Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan
13. Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken
14. Fushigi no Somera-chan
15. Heavy Object
16. Dance with Devils
17. Hacka Doll The Animation
18. Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!
19. One Punch Man
20. Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note