English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 24th October 2016 (UPDATED 31st October)

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 25th October)
• Sword Art Online Progressive 004
• Psycome 2 : Murder Princess and the Summer Death Camp
• Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Vol. 1

Japanese Releases:

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 24th October)
• 映画ノベライズ DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th October)
• Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Re:zeropedia (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 Re:zeropedia)
• Isekai to Watashi, Docchi ga Suki nano? 2 (異世界とわたし、どっちが好きなの?2)
• Oretachi wa Kuuki ga Yomenai: Bocchi na Kanojo no Tasukekata (俺たちは空気が読めない 孤独<ボッチ>な彼女の助け方)
• Kusoge Online (Kari) 2 (クソゲー・オンライン(仮)2)
• Boku wa Heroine wo Kouryaku Dekina. Machigaidarake no Shujinkou Life (僕は彼女を攻略できない。 まちがいだらけの主人公ライフ)
• Ore no Ryouri ga Isekai wo Sukuu! 2 Kemomimi Bishoujo ga Oshikake Deshi ni Nacchaimashita (おれの料理が異世界を救う!2 ケモ耳美少女が押しかけ弟子になっちゃいました)
• Himesama, Sekai Horobu kara Gohan Tabe Ikimasu yo! 2 (姫さま、世界滅ぶからごはん食べ行きますよ!2)
• Ore no Teni shita Isekai ga Kusoge Nenkan Taishou ~Magic Item demo Butsuri de Nagureba Ii~ (俺の転移した異世界がクソゲー年間大賞 ~マジックアイテムでも物理で殴ればいい~)
• Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活10)

Dash X Bunko: (release date 25th October)
• Campione! 19 Maou Naisen (カンピオーネ! XIX 魔王内戦)
• Ore no Ie ga Maryoku Spot Datta Ken 3 ~Sundeiru Dake de Sekai Saikyou~ (俺の家が魔力スポットだった件 3 ~住んでいるだけで世界最強~)
• Saikyou no Shuzoku ga Ningen Datta Ken 2 Kumamimi Shoujo ni Semarareteimasu (最強の種族が人間だった件 2 熊耳少女に迫られています)
• Egao de Maryoku Charge 3 ~ Mugen no Maryoku de Isekai Saisei (笑顔で魔力チャージ 3 ~無限の魔力で異世界再生)
• Musou Ryuugeki no Slayer (無双竜撃の継承者)
• Isekai Maou no Nichijou ni Gijutsu Kakushin wo Okoshitemo Yoi darou ka (異世界魔王の日常に技術革新を起こしてもよいだろうか)
• Ogihana Shiki wa Aseta Sekai de Ghost wo Miru (尾木花詩希は褪せたセカイで心霊を視る)
• Yuusha Senki #Kimi to Rial wo Torimodosu RPG (遊者戦記 #君とリアルを取り戻すRPG)

MF Books: (release date 25th October)
• NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta 7 (ニートだけどハロワにいったら異世界につれてかれた 7)
• Youmuin-san wa Yuusha Jaarimasen no de 6 (用務員さんは勇者じゃありませんので 6)
• 二度目の勇者は復讐の道を嗤い歩む 2 ~夢狂いの魔術師~
• Isekai Yakkyoku 3 (異世界薬局 3)
• Sono Mugen no Saki e 5 (その無限の先へ 5)
• Yarukinashi Eiyuutan 6 (やる気なし英雄譚 6)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th October)
• Yomigaeri no Maou 5 (蘇りの魔王 5)

Media Works Bunko: (release date 25th October)
• Reinousha Minato 10 (0能者ミナト<10>)
• からくさ図書館来客簿 第六集 ~冥官・小野篁と雪解けの歌~
• 猫と金髪としあわせの湯
• 幸せの青い贈りもの
• DOUBLES!! -ダブルス- 3rd Set
• 水族館の板前さん

Ever Princess: (release date 25th October)
• 孤独な令嬢は愛を知る
• 結婚なんて興味なし、愛の手ほどきだけで。

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 25th October)
• 秘密[中]
• Stray cat 迷い子猫のご主人様は
• 彼を好きな理由[上]
• そこにキミがいるから

Wings Novel: (release date 25th October)
• シャーウッド(上)
• シャーウッド(下)

Victory Novels: (release date 25th October)
• 世界最終大戦 (2) 渾沌を増す世界

Fairy Kiss: (release date 27th October)
• 猫かぶり姫と天上の音楽
• 新米魔法使いは王子の求愛を望まない

M Novels: (release date 27th October)
• Kiraware Kenshi no Isekai Tenseiki 2 (嫌われ剣士の異世界転生記(2))
• お菓子職人の成り上がり~天才パティシエの領地経営~

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 28th October)
• Flower Knight Girl -Pepo to Kazetani no Zaihou Densetsu-* (フラワーナイトガール -ペポと風谷の財宝伝説-)
• 暇人、魔王の姿で異世界へ 時々チートなぶらり旅3
• Ubaumono Ubawarerumono 6 (奪う者 奪われる者VI)
• Kirawaremono Hajimemashita 2 ~Tensei Riiman no Ryouchi Unei Monogatari~ (嫌われ者始めました2 ~転生リーマンの領地運営物語~)
• Ryuukishi kara Hajimeru Kunizukuri 2 (竜騎士から始める国造り2)
• 蒼冥のユーラット
• Majustushi-tachi no Shuushoku Sensen (魔術師たちの就職戦線)
• Kyou ga Saigo Jinrui da toshitemo (今日が最後の人類だとしても)

GC Novels: (release date 28th October)
• Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja 6 (賢者の弟子を名乗る賢者 6)
• 魔王になったら領地が無人島だった 2
• Isekai ni Kita Mitai dakedo Ikanisureba Yoi no Darou 1 (異世界に来たみたいだけど如何すれば良いのだろう 1)
• 村人ですが何か? 1

PASH! Books: (release date 28th October)
• 小説 91Days 下
• 私は敵になりません! 4

Shincho Bunko nex: (release date 28th October)
• 凶器は壊れた黒の叫び
• 青の数学2: ユークリッド・エクスプローラー

Monster Bunko: (release date 28th October)
• 神眼の勇者(5)
• Takarakuji de 40-oku Atatta n dakedo Isekai ni Ijuusuru 6 (宝くじで40億当たったんだけど異世界に移住する(6))
• Butsuri-san de Musou shitetara Motemote ni Narimashita 7 (物理さんで無双してたらモテモテになりました(7))
• Jikuu Mahou de Isekai to Chikyuu wo Ittara Kitari 1 (時空魔法で異世界と地球を行ったり来たり(1))

Gash Bunko: (release date 28th October)
• 恋とアフタヌーンティー

Starts Shuppan Bunko: (release date 28th October)
• そして君は、風になる。
• 夢の終わりで、君に会いたい。

HJ Bunko: (release date 29th October)
• Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 24 (六畳間の侵略者!?24)
• Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria 12 (百錬の覇王と聖約の戦乙女12)
• <Infinite Dendrogram>-インフィニット・デンドログラム- 1.可能性の始まり
• Item Cheat na Dorei Harem Kenkokuki 3 (アイテムチートな奴隷ハーレム建国記3)
• 超! 異世界学級!! 2時間目
• Maou-sama to Iku! One Rank-ue no Isekai Tour!! (魔王さまと行く! ワンランク上の異世界ツアー! !)

Mu Novel: (release date 29th October)
• 妖獣都市 邪体曼荼羅 〈闇ガード〉
• Shin Senkan Yamato Kaiten-hen (新戦艦〈大和〉 回天編)
• アンタッチャブル

Vanilla Bunko Miel: (Release date 29th October)
• 誘惑・ランジェリー~服の下にはナイショの恋~

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 29th October)
• Dokusenou no Migawari Hanayome (独占王の身代わり花嫁)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 邪神アトランダム 平均的邪神娘と召喚勇者
• 女騎士、経理になる。 (2) 魂の負債
• 地獄に堕ちた勇者ども 呪禁官シリーズ
• Shousetsu Girlish Number 2 (小説 ガーリッシュ ナンバー2)
• エレメンタル・ローズ
• 東亰ザナドゥ
• ぼくらの16bit戦争 -ラララ終末論。II-
• Tokyo Dennou Tanteidan: Shoudou x Pandemonix (東京電脳探偵団 衝動×パンデモニクス)
• 放課後の厨房男子 進路篇

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Puchipara Bunko (release date 28th October) – 2 volumes

*Subtitle transliteration is guesswork.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 17th October 2016 (UPDATED and corrected 23rd October)

English Releases:

Viz Media: (release date 18th October)
• Tokyo Ghoul : Days

Japanese Releases:

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th October)
• Kamoku na Kishi Danchou no Inba na Honnou (寡黙な騎士団長の淫靡な本能)
• Hatsukoikon! Muku na Oujo to Toshiue Kishi no Toroama Seikatsu (初恋婚! 無垢な王女と年上騎士のトロ甘生活)
• Koi yori Kanbi na Shoya ni Shite: Ijiwaru Kizoku no Gekiai Kyuukon (恋より甘美な初夜にして: いじわる貴族の激愛求婚)

Ponycan BOOKS: (release date 17th October)
• ギルドのお助けマン?
• 奴隷商人になったよin異世界

Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series: (release date 17th October)
• 宝石吐きのおんなのこ(5) ~ちいさな宝石店といつわりの魔法使い~

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 18th October)
• Cop Craft 6 (コップクラフト 6)
• Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. 12 (俺、ツインテールになります。 12)
• Shichisei no Subaru 4 (七星のスバル 4)
• Bokutachi ga Hontouni Shitakatta Koto (ぼくたちが本当にシタかったこと)
• Shikai Ryuuou to Kyokutou no Avalon 5 (熾界龍皇と極東の七柱特区 5)
• Boku no Jimi na Jinsei ga Kuzu Aniki no Sei de Ero Comedy ni Natteiru. (僕の地味な人生がクズ兄貴のせいでエロコメディになっている。)
• Yuusha ni Kitaishita Boku ga Baka deshita 2 (勇者に期待した僕がバカでした 2)

Cocktail Kiss Bunko: (release date 18th October)
• ラブ・メロディ ―執着の旋律―

Eternity Books Rouge: (release date 18th October)
• 旦那さま、誘惑させていただきます!
• 鬼畜な執事の夜のお仕事
• 契約彼氏と蜜愛ロマンス
• 堅物シンデレラ

Kodansha Taiga: (release date 19th October)
• Undead Girl Murder Farce 2 (アンデッドガール・マーダーファルス 2)
• デボラ、眠っているのか? Deborah, Are You Sleeping?
• パノラマ島美談
• 君と時計と雛の嘘 第四幕

 

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th October)
• Granblue Fantasy: Members Fight 2 (グランブルーファンタジー メンバーズフェイト2)
• Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 7 (ロクでなし魔術講師と禁忌教典7)
• Ten to Chi to Hime to 2 Takeda Shingen: Tora no Kakusei – Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban (天と地と姫と 2 武田信玄 虎の覚醒 織田信奈の野望 全国版)
• Bu ni Mi wo Sasagete Hyaku to Yonen. Elf de Yarinaosu Musha Shugyou 9 (武に身を捧げて百と余年。エルフでやり直す武者修行9)
• Ankoku Kishi wo Nugasanaide 4 #Kishida-san #Tentoku no Mai #Gobanme no Chandelier (暗黒騎士を脱がさないで4 ♯岸田さん ♯てんてこの舞 ♯五番目のシャンデリア)
• World Is Continue (ワールド・イズ・コンティニュー)
• Dragon Yome wa Kamatte Hoshii (ドラゴン嫁はかまってほしい)
• Himekishi wa Orc ni Tsukamarimashita. 3 (姫騎士はオークにつかまりました。3)
• Tokyo Haiku no Triskelion (東京廃区の戦女三師団)
• Kiwameta RPG Sekai na node, Heiki Sekkei Skill de Sokueiyuu desu 2 (極めたRPG世界なので、兵器設計スキルで即英雄です2)
• Ignition Blood 3 Rengoku no Kessen (イグニッション・ブラッド3 煉獄の血戦)
• Rongai Engineer no Force Out 2 (論外エンジニアの無双理論2)

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th October)
• ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ ウィアードテイルズ 増えゆく街の異界譚

Freedom Novel: (release date 20th October)
• 黒の魔王V 恋する魔女 外伝 「アッシュ ・ トゥ ・ アッシュ」
• ななしのワーズワード3 ベータ・ネット ―Worst Wide Web―

Ichijinsha Bunko: (release date 20th October)
• Koudo ni Hattatsu shita Mahou wa Kami no Kiseki to Kubetsu ga Tsukanai 2 (高度に発達した魔法は神の奇蹟と区別がつかない2)

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th October)
• 双剣の乙女 待ってて、わたしの旦那様!
• 侍女ですが恋されなければ窮地です

Fan Bunko: (release date 21st October)
• あなたの未練、お聴きします。
• サムウェア・ノットヒア ~ここではない何処かへ~

Overlap Bunko: (release date 22nd October)
• Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan 6 (神話伝説の英雄の異世界譚 6)
• 10-nengoshi no Hiki-NEET wo Yamete Gaishutsu shitara: 2 Isekai de Kaitakumin ni Narimashita (10年ごしの引きニートを辞めて外出したら 2異世界で開拓民になりました)
• Namapo Aniki: Pump Up 生ポアニキ パンプアップ
• Kimi mo Mata, Otaku da toshitemo. 1 part 2 (キミもまた、偽恋(オタク)だとしても。1〈下〉)
• セイヴァーズ=ガーデンI ~Age of grounD~

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 22nd October)
• Gunjin Koutei wa Niizuma wo Kawaigaru no ni Isogashii (軍人皇帝は新妻をかわいがるのに忙しい)
• Gouman Kizoku no Wakudekiai (傲慢貴族の惑溺愛)

HJ Novels (release date 22nd October)
• Yobidasareta Satsurikusha 5 (呼び出された殺戮者5)
• Isesaki Weapon Dealers ~Isekai de Buki no Kaitori Hajimemashita~ (伊勢崎ウェポンディーラーズ ~異世界で武器の買い取り始めました~)

Red Rising Books: (release date 22nd October)
• 最強無敵、天下無双の恋する乙女

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• Senritsu no Majutsushi to Goteijuu 4 (戦慄の魔術師と五帝獣 4)

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th October) – 3 volumes
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 21st October) – 1 volume
Otona Bunko (release date 21st October) – 1 volume

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures September 2016

Data covers 29th August – 25th September

Volume ranking:

*1. 460,783 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. 134,630 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 20
*3. *93,263 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE: EARTHBOUND
*4. *85,489 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko edition)
*5. *83,556 Kagerou Daze 7
*6. *54,685 No Game No Life 9
*7. *54,209 Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa
*8. *45,629 Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre
*9. *38,670 Sword Art Online 18
10. *36,637 Date A Live 15
11. *34,582 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 8
12. *34,309 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9
13. *32,628 Hataraku Maou-sama 0-II
14. *31,379 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi
15. *31,355 Ookami to Koushinryou 18 Spring Log
16. *25,081 Goblin Slayer 3
17. *23,759 Ensemble Stars! Kasei yo Ten made Todoke
18. *21,179 Okitegami Kyouko no Kakeibo
19. *20,709 Heavy Object 12
20. *18,737 Hidan no Aria 23

Series ranking:

*1. 546,272 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*2. 144,859 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. 118,925 Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. *93,263 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE: EARTHBOUND
*5. *92,313 Kagerou Daze
*6. *77,831 No Game No Life
*7. *77,219 Sword Art Online
*8. *54,209 Kotonoha no Niwa Novelisation
*9. *52,367 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
10. *45,629 Byousoku 5 Centimetre Novelisation
11. *37,528 Date A Live
12. *35,228 Ensemble Stars! Novelisation
13. *32,629 Goblin Slayer
14. *32,628 Hataraku Maou-sama! Tokubetsu-hen
15. *32,256 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
16. *31,836 Overlord
17. *31,379 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou
18. *31,355 Ookami to Koushinryou
19. *25,852 Boukyoku Tantei Series
20. *21,194 Gouka Kyakusen de Koi wa Hajimaru

(source: Oricon via refugeechan)

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Weekly watching roundup – Autumn 2016 week 1

Yes I know this covers 2 weeks despite the single week in the title.

Episodes watched the past 2 weeks:
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 7
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 8
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 64
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 65
Momokuri 13
Momokuri 14
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 11
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 12
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 13 END
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 9
Aggressive Retsuko 26
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 66
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 67
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 68
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 1 (backlog)
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 2
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 2nd Season 1
Momokuri 15
Momokuri 16
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume 1
Amanchu! 8
Amanchu! 9
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 3
Aggressive Retsuko 27
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 4
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 69
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 5
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 6
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 7
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 8
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 9
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 10
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 11
Boku dake ga Inai Machi 12 END
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 10
Working’!! 10 (backlog)
Nyanbo! 1 DROP
Nobunaga no Shinobi 1
Idol Memories 1
To Be Hero 1
Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season 1
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku 1
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku 2
Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito 1
Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku 1
Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku 2
Ao Oni The Animation 1 DROP
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi 2
Stella no Mahou 1
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 2nd Season 2
To Be Hero 2
Teekyuu 8 1
Teekyuu 8 2
Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki 1
Sore ga Seiyuu! 9 BACKLOG
Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season 2
Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki 2
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 70
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan 71
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 11
Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls 12 END

Autumn 2016 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
2. Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
3. Nobunaga no Shinobi
4. Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
5. Stella no Mahou
6. To Be Hero
7. Teekyuu 8
8. Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki
9. Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku
10. Idol Memories

Dropped:
Nyanbo!
Ao Oni The Animation

Summer 2016 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin*
2. Amanchu!
3. New Game!*
4. ReLIFE*
5. Rewrite*
6. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru*
7. Amaama to Inazuma
8. Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls (up 2)*
9. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (down 1)
10. Onara Gorou (down 1)*
11. Momokuri (TV) (up 3)
12. Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu (down 1)*
13. Fukigen na Mononokean (down 1)**
14. Orange (down 1)
15. Love Live! Sunshine!!
16. Taboo-Tattoo**
17. Servamp**

*completed
**moved to on hold

Lots of comments this week so I placed them below a read more tag.

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Light novel POS (bunko) ranks for March 2016

NOTE that this is March 2016, so not the most recent month. Later months will be posted over the coming weeks/months.

Figures in brackets after the volume titles indicate last months rankings if applicable. RE indicates a reentry onto the rankings (For simplicity’s sake, things that were released before last month that are showing up on the rankings are shown as “RE” even if they have never ranked before). If a volume is new or came out in a previous month but has not ranked before then no figure is given.

The list below is the POS bunko ranking for March. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all bunko format books during the month, but those given below are just the light novels on the list*. This is why there are many gaps in the rankings. There are no sales figures given for this data, and the data set is different from the one Oricon uses, which explains differences in the rankings. It has the advantage, though, of reporting much lower ranks than Oricon does.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar month for the monthly rankings data.

**2. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 19
*14. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 4
*19. Date A Live 14
*20. Boku wa Nando Demo, Kimi ni Hajimete no Koi wo Suru. (012)
*21. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko Kurohitsuji no Banka (056)
*25. Highschool DxD 21
*26. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1 (013)
*30. Eromanga-sensei 6
*32. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (016)
*33. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (024)
*38. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (031)
*40. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 14
*41. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (037)
*44. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4 RE
*46. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (047)
*47. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (050)
*53. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (066)
*56. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 9
*62. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 10
*63. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yametekuru (029)
*77. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 8
*81. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side 2
*83. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 1 (100)
*89. Shin Fortune Quest II 7
*91. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko (044)
*92. Shin Tenchi Muyou GXP 13
*96. Chocolate Confusion (361)
100. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Kyozou no Uroboros (075)
102. Omachi Shitemasu Shitamachi Wagashi Kurimarudou 5
104. Gate Gaiden+ part 1
106. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 1 (082)
107. Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko: Nezumi-tachi no Utage (083)
109. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records
111. Gate Gaiden+ part 2
113. Kenja no Mago 3 (446)
115. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (186)
117. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 2 (138)
118. Zero no Tsukaima 21 (032)
125. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 2 (086)
126. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan 9
129. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 3 (097)
134. Nourin 12
136. Konjiki no Word Master 7
137. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff 3 (171)
140. Knights & Magic 6
141. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 1 (Kadokawa Beans Bunko)
142. Saikyou wo Kojiraseta Level Kansuto Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten Sono Na wa “Buu Buu”
146. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 4 (111)
148. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Yakimochi no Kotae (215)
149. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 15 (061)
152. Eiga Novelisation Orange (063)
156. World Order 3
160. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 5 (128)
161. No Game No Life 8 (081)
164. Saiunkoku Hishou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 2 (Kadokawa Bunko) (220)
169. Himajin, Maou no Sugata de Isekai e (didn’t rank last month)
173. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 6 (161)
174. Boogiepop Antithesis Alternative Ego no Ranyaku
175. Kimi ga Otoshita Aozora (248)
179. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Ima Suki ni Naru. (264)
181. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level 7 (206)
185. Gamers! 4
190. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu Hatsukoi no Ehon (281)
193. Kamisama no Goyounin 5 (087)
195. Sword Art Online Progressive 4 (102)
197. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (069)
198. Goblin Slayer (262)
199. Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iukoto ni wa 7
208. Koukyuu Kyoukaden
210. Takarakuji de 40-oku Atatta n dakedo Isekai ni Ijuusuru (didn’t rank last month)
211. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. 11
212. Taishutsu Game (229)
213. Granblue Fantasy 4 (didn’t rank last month)
217. Saiunkoku Hisshou Gaikotsu wo Kou part 1 (Kadokawa Bunko) (268)
219. Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimasu (didn’t rank last month)
227. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (didn’t rank last month)
229. Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan 4
231. Hataraku Maou-sama! 15 (011)
232. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 4 LE
235. Kamisama no Goyounin (155)
237. Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai 12
240. Next Life 9
241. Kenja no Mago 2 (didn’t rank last month)
247. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 8
251. Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy (RE)
254. Mikkakan no Koufuku (216)
258. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 18 (414)
263. Sakurako san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru: Ookami no Jikan (068)
266. Kantai Collection -KanColle- Kakuyoku no Kizuna 6
268. Oshidori Fuufu no Ai wa Oukyuu wo Suku…u?
269. Mardock Anonymous 1
273. (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou: Saishuu Kessen wa Tsui ni Rikon?!
274. Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyarukara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! 14
275. Tenshoku no Shinden wo Hirakimashita 1 (didn’t rank last month)
280. Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha ・ Himura Hideo no Suiri I (135)
283. Raintree no Kuni (241)
290. Kibu: Minarai Onmyouji to Inishie no Sato
294. Ketsuyokuou Boumeitan 1
313. 15-sai, Owaranai 3 Jikan (didn’t rank last month)
316. Sword World 2.0 Replay 4
326. Toshokan Sensou 1 (370)
328. Durarara!! SHx4  (054)
331. Kakan no Oukoku no Hanagirai Hime
332. Karakusa Tshokan Raikyakubo 5th collection
339. Boku wa Isekai de Fuyo Mahou to Shoukan Mahou wo Tenbin ni Kakeru (didn’t rank last month)
341. Kono Kekkon, Himitsu ni Sasete Itadakimasu!?
342. Hatsukoi Sommelier (388)
344. Rokka no Yuusha archive 1
345. No Game No Life 7 (325)
349. Kamisama no Goyounin 2 (288)
355. Tada, Sore Dake de Yokattandesu (079)
357. Zettai Naru Isolator 3 (025)
360. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre (didn’t rank last month)
364. Sword Art Online 16 (403)
367. Chuuko demo Koi ga Shitai! 5
373. No Game No Life 1 (357)
376. Item Cheat na Dorei Harem Kenkokuki
377. Seirei Gensouki 3
379. Uchuugun Shikan Gakkou -Zenshou- 10
390. Flower Knight Girl 2
391. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (208)
392. Toshokan Sensou 5 (368)
393. Hajimari wa Kawaii Uso
399. Shio no Machi (312)
401. Kamisama no Goyounin 4 (341)
402. Toshokan Sensou 6 (389)
403. Saihate no Paladin
406. Sword Art Online 1 (420)
408. No Game No Life 4 (387)
409. Reliure
423. Manowa Ryuu no Sato Mezasu Watashi Tsuyokunaru
427. Tsuki no Mahou wa Koi wo Tsumugu 3
429. Kamisama no Goyounin 3 (347)
431. Toshokan Sensou 4 (392)
432. Bocchi Tenseiki 2
433. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 5 (211)
434. Furachi na Bodyguard: Amai Oshioki wa Bed no Ue de
435. Toshokan Sensou 2 (417)
438. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 3 (144)
439. No Game No Life 5 (427)
442. Tsukumosanka no Ayakashi Jijou 3
445. No Game No Life 2 (440)
448. Toshokan Sensou 3 (395)
450. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 6 (242)
451. Kouka Koukyuu Monogatari (105)
456. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 8 (192)
464. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 7 (252)
466. No Game No Life 6 (432)
469. Kuusou Organ (RE)
474. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 2 (230)
481. Sennen Juliet (RE)
484. Ayakashi Kyoudai to Sakura no Jikenbo
489. No Game No Life 3 (448)
490. Toppatsuteki Happy Marriage! Konyakusha wa Kanpeki Darling
491. Bungou Stray Dogs: Dazai Osamu no Nyuusha Shiken (RE)
493. Ensemble Stars! Seishun no Kyousoukyoku (RE)
495. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (489)

Links:
Oricon rankings for March 2016
POS bunsho rankings for March 2016

*for details of what labels are included in the list please see here.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 10th October 2016

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

TO Books: (release date 10th October)
• レア・クラスチェンジ! II~魔物使いちゃんとレア従魔の異世界ゆる旅~
• 俺が魔族軍で出世して、魔王の(娘の)心を射止める話VI
• 異世界は幸せ(テンプレ)に満ち溢れている

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 11th October)
• Kuroko no Basket: Winter Cup Soushuuhen ~Namida no Saki e~ (黒子のバスケ ウインターカップ総集編 ~涙の先へ~)

Honey Bunko: (release date 11th October)
• Koibito wa Josou Kishi!? (恋人は女装騎士!?)

Arian Rose: (release date 12th October)
• 復讐を誓った白猫は竜王の膝の上で惰眠をむさぼる 1
• 竜の卵を拾いまして 5
• 目覚めたら悪役令嬢でした!? ~平凡だけど見せてやります大人力~ 1

Nox Novels: (release date 12th October)
• Hiten no Asuka ~Isekai no Shoujo ni Saikyou Hougu Ataeta Kekka~ 2 (緋天のアスカ ~異世界の少女に最強宝具与えた結果~ 2)

Alphapolis Bunko: (release date 12th October)
• 乙女ゲーム世界で主人公相手にスパイをやっています 1

Beginning Novels: (release date 13th October)
• Gamer ga Isekai Tensei Shite Harem Jinsei e Continue-suru Sou Desu 2 (ゲーマーが異世界魂転してハーレム人生へコンティニューするそうです2)

GA Bunko: (release date 14th October)
• Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 11 (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11) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
• Nourin 13 (のうりん 13)
• Seiken Tsukai no World Break 18 (聖剣使いの禁呪詠唱<ワールドブレイク> 18)
• Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu! 4 (超人高校生たちは異世界でも余裕で生き抜くようです! 4)
• Kujibiki Tokushu: Musou Harem-ken 3 (くじ引き特賞:無双ハーレム権 3)
• 百億の金貨と転生者
• Akihabara ∧ Denpatou (アキハバラ∧デンパトウ)
• Kaijin no Mahoushi to Madou Senkan 2 (灰燼の魔法士と魔導戦艦2)

GA Novel: (release date 14th October)
• カリギュラ EPISODE水口茉莉絵~彼女の見た世界~
• Kenshi wo Mezashite Nyuugakushite no ni Mahou Tekisei 9999 Nandesu kedo!? (剣士を目指して入学したのに魔法適性9999なんですけど!?)
• Yuusha no Furi mo Raku ja Nai ――Riyuu? Ore ga Kami Dakara―― (勇者のふりも楽じゃない――理由? 俺が神だから――)
• Charon Fantasia [Off]line 3 ――Teguri Yoseru Kibou―― (カロン・ファンタジア 『オフ』ライン3 ――手繰り寄せる希望――)

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 14th October)
• Koukyuu Koitan ~Koutei Heika no Amamitsu-hime~ (後宮恋譚~皇帝陛下の甘蜜姫~)
• Hanamitsu Romance ~Fukigen na Kikoushi ni Aisarete~ (花蜜ロマンス~不機嫌な貴公子に愛されて~)

Otomitsu Milky Bunko: (release date 14th October)
• Koutei Heika to Gokuama Shinkon Seikatsu (皇帝陛下と極甘新婚生活)

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th October)
• Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi: Hakuma no Toubou (おこぼれ姫と円卓の騎士 白魔の逃亡)
• 悪役令嬢は隣国の王太子に溺愛される
• 花冠の王国の花嫌い姫 騎士と掲げるグラジオラス
• Juuni Yoru (The Twelfth Night) -Migawari Koshou to Fukigen na Koushaku- Koisuru Shakespeare (十二夜 ―身代わり小姓と不機嫌な公爵― 恋するシェイクスピア)

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 15th October)
• 銀河連合日本 3
• Chain Chronicle Colourless 1 Niji no Shoujo, Aka no Oujo (チェインクロニクル・カラーレス 1 虹の少女、赤の王女)

B’s Log Bunko Alice: (release date 15th October)
• Oniwaban Mochizuki Soushirou Mairu! Nagoshi Harae to Ashita no Yakusoku (お庭番望月蒼司朗参る! 夏越祓と明日の約束)
• 喧嘩番長 乙女 恋するノックアウトヒーロー!

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th October)
• Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyou Sugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga Marude Aite ni Naranai n desu ga. 1 (即死チートが最強すぎて、異世界のやつらがまるで相手にならないんですが。1)
• 野生のラスボスが現れた! 3

Saga Forest: (release date 15th October)
• Legend of Ishlean 4 (レジェンド・オブ・イシュリーン IV)

Fujimi L Bunko: (release date 15th October)
• 幽遊菓庵~春寿堂の怪奇帳~ 四季徒然
• 翠玉姫演義 ―宝珠の海の花嫁―
• あやかし万華鏡 佐香と奇妙なお客たち
• 冥暗堂偽妖怪語
• 僕とやさしいおばけの駅

Novel 0: (release date 15th October)
• ジャバウォック 真田邪忍帖
• ユケ、鉄路 夜行急行『北星』北東北突破戦
• トクシュー! 2 特殊債権回収室
• 駿英血統 神馬を継ぐ者

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 募る思いは果てしなく

Plus 3 rereleases of Regina Books titles under Regina Bunko.

Restarting postings of the POS rankings – with the bunko ranks this time.

Starting next week I will be posting up the monthly POS bunko rankings. It’s been 6 months now since the last bunsho rankings were posted, so I might as well switch, even though this version misses some series.

I’ll be starting with the same month as the last one that I posted the bunsho rankings for (March 2016), for comparison purposes. I intend to then post more than one a month until I catch up.

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