Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 6

Episodes watched this week:
Aggressive Retsuko 44
Nyanko Days 6
Nobunaga no Shinobi 20
Kochinpa! Dainiki 11
Gabriel DropOut 6
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 4
Kemono Friends 6
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 3
Piace: Watashi no Italian 6
Youjo Senki 6
Youjo Senki 7
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 6
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 3
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari 3
Rewrite 2nd Season 1
Rewrite 2nd Season 2

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Gabriel DropOut
2. Youjo Senki
3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
4. Kemono Friends
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (up 1)
6. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (up 1)
7. Masamune-kun no Revenge (down 2)
8. Rewrite 2nd Season (new)
9. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (up 1)
10. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (down 1)
11. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (down 3)
12. Idol Jihen (down 1)
13. Kochinpa! Dainiki (down 1)
14. Piace: Watashi no Italian (down 1)
15. Nyanko Days (down 1)

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Urara Meirochou

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 13th February 2017 (UPDATED 19th February)

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Honey Bunko: (release date 13th February)
• Shitataka na Mitsugetsu Keikaku: Usotsuki Koushaku to Katakuna na Oujo (したたかな蜜月計画 ~嘘つき公爵と頑なな王女~)

GA Bunko: (release date 14th February)
• Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 5 (りゅうおうのおしごと! 5) (2 versions – with and without a booklet)
• Seiken Tsukai no World Break 19 (聖剣使いの禁呪詠唱<ワールドブレイク> 19)
• Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari (たとえばラストダンジョン前の村の少年が序盤の街で暮らすような物語)
• Uchi no Isourou ga Sekai wo Shouaku Shiteiru! 16 (うちの居候が世界を掌握している! 16)
• Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Harem-ken 4 (くじ引き特賞:無双ハーレム権 4)
• Zettai Tenshoku Shitai ndesu!! ~Bunny Girl wa Kenja wo Mezasu~ (ぜったい転職したいんです!! ~バニーガールは賢者を目指す~)
• Date Elf Masamune 3 (伊達エルフ政宗 3)
• Debonair Real Estate 3 Youhei wa Yuusha to Nari, Chiageya-tachi wa Fuyuujou wo Otosu. (デボネア・リアル・エステート3 傭兵は勇者となり、地上げ屋たちは浮遊城を堕とす。)

GA Novel: (release date 14th February)
• Attouteki Gacha Un de Isekai wo Nariagaru! 2 (圧倒的ガチャ運で異世界を成り上がる! 2)
• Login Bonus de Skill Up 3 ~Nete Okite Nariagaru~ (ログインボーナスでスキルアップ3 ~寝て起きて成り上がる~)

Otomitsu Milky Bunko: (release date 14th February)
• 泣き虫姫が政略結婚したらとろとろに愛されました

Fujimi L Bunko: (release date 15th February)
• 紅霞後宮物語 第五幕
• 黎明国花伝 茅舟の王女
• 紅茶館くじら亭ダイアリー シナモン・ジンジャーは雪解けの香り
• 招福招来 福を招くと聞きまして。

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th February)
• Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyou Sugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga Marude Alte ni Naranai n desu ga. 2 (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。2)
• Tensei shitara Dragon no Tamago datta: Saikyou Igai Mezasanee 4 (転生したらドラゴンの卵だった ~最強以外目指さねぇ~ 4)
• Saijaku Hone Shoujo wa Shinka Shitai! 1 Tsuyoku Nareru Nara Zombie Datte Kajiru! (最弱骨少女は進化したい! 1 強くなれるならゾンビだってかじる!)
• 神薙少女は普通でいたい 壱

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th February)
• Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi: Hangeki no Gourei (おこぼれ姫と円卓の騎士 反撃の号令)
• (Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou ~Mirai he Tsuzuku Kyousoukyoku~ ((仮)花嫁のやんごとなき事情 ~未来へ続く協奏曲~)
• 悪役令嬢は隣国の王太子に溺愛される 2
• Kuro no Majutsushi to Saigo no Kanojo (黒の魔術士と最期の彼女)

B’s Log Bunko Alice: (release date 15th February)
• オタクガール、悪役令嬢に転生する。
• Kaden Kareshi (家電彼氏)
• Ishigami-sama no Ossharu Koto wa (石神様の仰ることは)

Saga Forest: (release date 15th February)
• 明かせぬ正体 ~乞食に堕とされた最強の糸使い~

M Novels: (release date 15th February)
• ハーシェリク(3) 転生王子と白虹の賢者

Novel 0: (release date 15th February)
• 皿の上の聖騎士〈パラディン〉3 ‐ A Tale of Armour ‐
• 無法の弁護人3 もう一人の悪魔
• 最悪探偵
• 悪の組織の求人広告

Futaba Bunko: (release date 16th February)
• 決断のナポリタン-キッチン・ミクリヤの魔法の料理(2)

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 16th February)
• Ginga Rengou Nippon 4 (銀河連合日本 4)
• Danganronpa Togami part 3 Togami no Na ni Kakete (ダンガンロンパ十神 (下) 十神の名にかけて)
• 重力アルケミック
• Chain Chronicle Colourless 3 Ironaki Seinen, Tsukamu Hikari (チェインクロニクル・カラーレス 3 色無き青年、掴む光)
• ネット小説家になろうクロニクル 2 青雲編

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 16th February)
• 死神皇帝は花嫁を愛しすぎる~華麗なる独占婚~
• 初心恋シンデレラ~魔法使い=運命の王子様!?~

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th February)
• リセット 未来を書き換えたら溺れるほどの蜜月が待っていました。
• 私が主役ですか? 末っ子王女が皇帝陛下のお妃様に!!
• 転生したら身代わり花嫁!? 王子、メチャ甘に愛し過ぎですっ!

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 17th February)
• Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru 19: Haisetsu no Satetsu (されど罪人は竜と踊る 19: 灰雪の蹉跌)
• Homa-kou Tozan-bu Diary (ほま高登山部ダイアリー)
• Butsuriteki ni Koritsu shiteiru Ore no Koukou Seikatsu (物理的に孤立している俺の高校生活)
• Itsuwarugami no Sniper 3 (偽る神のスナイパー 3)

J Novel Light: (release date 17th February)
• Desktop Army: Hamelin no Fuefuki Yousei (デスクトップアーミー ハーメルンの笛吹き妖精)

Prime Novels: (release date 17th February)
• そして少女は悪女の体を手に入れる 1
• Cool Yell 1 (クール・エール 1)
• 僕の諭吉おじさん

Beginning Novels: (release date 17th February)
• Eroge Sekai no Akuyaku ni Tensei 1 (エロゲー世界の悪役に転生1)

Cocktail Kiss Bunko: (release date 17th February)
• 獄中 -寵辱の褥-

Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series: (release date 17th February)
• ポンコツ魔神 逃亡中!
• Ore wa/Watashi wa Otaku Tomodachi ga Hoshii! (俺は/私はオタク友達がほしいっ!)
• Andante 01 (アンダンテ 01)

MyNavi Shuppan Fan Bunko: (release date 17th February)
• ダイブ! ~潜水系(イルカ)公務員は謎だらけ~
• しつけ屋美月の事件手帖 ~その飼い主、取扱い注意!?~

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 18th February)
• Ten to Chi to Hime to 3 Kawanakajima: Ryuuko to Kaikou – Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban (天と地と姫と 3 川中島 龍虎の邂逅 織田信奈の野望 全国版)
• Bu ni Mi wo Sasagete Hyaku to Yonen. Elf de Yarinaosu Musha Shugyou 10 (武に身を捧げて百と余年。エルフでやり直す武者修行10)
• Assassins Pride 5 Ansatsu Kyoushi to Shinen Kouen (アサシンズプライド5 暗殺教師と深淵饗宴)
• Panzerjagd no Fantasia 2 (機甲狩竜のファンタジア2)
• Tokyo Haiku no Triskelion 2 (東京廃区の戦女三師団2)
• Ankoku Kishi wo Nugasanaide 5 #Erii #Imokenpi #Makura Bishobisho Zai (暗黒騎士を脱がさないで5 ♯エリー ♯いもけんぴ ♯枕びしょびしょ罪)
• Dragon Yome wa Kamatte Hoshii 2 (ドラゴン嫁はかまってほしい2)
• 豚公爵に転生したから、今度は君に好きと言いたい
• Yuusha no Party de Boku Dake Nigun!? (勇者のパーティで、僕だけ二軍!?)
• Iryou Majutsushi wa, Mou Genkai desu! (医療魔術師は、もう限界です!)
• ガチャにゆだねる異世界廃人生活
• プロデュース・オンライン 棒声優はネトゲで変わりたい。

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 18th February)
• ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ ウィアードテイルズ 消えゆく街の異界譚

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 空に響くは竜の歌声 暁の空翔ける竜王

Plus a rerelease of Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica: Jealous Crimson under GA Novel

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 5

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 5
Aggressive Retsuko 43
Kochinpa! Dainiki 10
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo 2 4
Gabriel DropOut 5
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi 19
Youjo Senki 4
Youjo Senki 5
Kemono Friends 3
Kemono Friends 4
Kemono Friends 5
Piace: Watashi no Italian 5
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 3
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 5
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 3
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 4
Masamune-kun no Revenge 4
Masamune-kun no Revenge 5
Masamune-kun no Revenge 6

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Gabriel DropOut (up 2)
2. Youjo Senki (down 1)
3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (up 1)
4. Kemono Friends (up 2)
5. Masamune-kun no Revenge (down 3)
6. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (down 1)
7. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
8. Akiba’s Trip The Animation
9. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (up 1)
10. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari  (down 1)
11. Idol Jihen
12. Kochinpa! Dainiki
13. Piace: Watashi no Italian
14. Nyanko Days

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Urara Meirochou

No longer intend to watch:
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality – not available
Kuzu no Honkai – from what I’m hearing it sounds outright painful.
Seiren – Yeah, not interested in this after all. Watching a guy dating 3 different girls could only ever feel wrong to me.

Well, things are beginning to pick up now. Great episodes of both Gabriel DropOut and Youjo Senki (particularly the former), and lots of good stuff across the board. The Anime of the Season title looks like a contest between the two of them now.

This season’s shorts continue to be somewhat disappointing, though.

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures January 2017

Data covers 2nd January – 5th February 2017

Volume ranking:

*1. 104,190 Musubimonogatari
*2. *76,955 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*3. *41,196 Youjo Senki 1
*4. *36,894 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*5. *32,891 Eromanga-sensei 8
*6. *28,325 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! 4
*7. *27,910 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 11
*8. *26,891 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
*9. *26,635 Youjo Senki 2
10. *26,312 Madan no Ou to Vanadis 16
11. *25,330 Goblin Slayer 4
12. *22,209 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
13. *21,090 Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You
14. *19,938 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
15. *19,079 Kimi no Na wa. ANOTHER SIDE:EARTHBOUND
16. *18,116 Youjo Senki 3
17. *17,082 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 17
18. *16,032 Youjo Senki 7
19. *15,693 Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (Futabasha Junior Bunko)
20. *15,442 Only Sense Online 11

Series ranking:

*1 135,849 Youjo Senki
*2 120,118 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*3 115,658 Monogatari series
*4 113,849 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa
*5 102,145 Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6 *53,935 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spinoff
*7 *50,746 Sword Art Online
*8 *42,418 Goblin Slayer
*9 *41,478 Eromanga Sensei
10 *37,844 Overlord
11 *35,607 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu
12 *30,976 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
13 *30,838 Tensei shitara Slime datta ken
14 *30,530 No Game No Life
15 *28,063 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
16 *26,891 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
17 *26,312 Madan no Ou to Vanadis
18 *25,551 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
19 *22,501 Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
20 *22,483 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru darouka

(source: Oricon via myanimelist.net)

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 6th February 2017 (UPDATED 13th February)

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Tugikuru Books: (release date 9th February)
• Boku no Heya ga Dungeon no Kyuukeijo ni Natteshimatta Ken (僕の部屋がダンジョンの休憩所になってしまった件)

Berry’s Bunko: (release date 9th February)
• イジワル同期とスイートライフ
• 強引なカレの甘い束縛
• エリート医師の溺愛処方箋
• モテ系同期と偽装恋愛!?
• 王太子様は無自覚⁉溺愛症候群なんです

Dengeki Bunko: (release date 10th February)
• Sword Art Online 19 Moon Cradleソードアート・オンライン19 ムーン・クレイドル
• Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21 Douran no Joshou Hen part 1 (魔法科高校の劣等生(21) 動乱の序章編〈上〉)
• Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Lv. 13 (ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Lv.13)
• はたらく魔王さま! ハイスクールN!
• 86 -eightysix- (86―エイティシックス―)
• Valhalla no Bangohan 4 ~Inoshishi to Inoshishi Modoki no Papillote~ (ヴァルハラの晩ご飯IV ~イノシシとイノシシモドキの包み焼き~)
• Ken to Honoo no Diazfeld 2 (剣と炎のディアスフェルドII)
• Ankyoku no Hoshi ni Michi wo Toe (暗極の星に道を問え)
• Himesaki Atena wa Jitsuzai Shinai. (姫咲アテナは実在しない。)
• おことばですが、魔法医さま。 ~異世界の医療は問題が多すぎて、メスを入れざるを得ませんでした~
• 魔法密売人 極道、異世界を破滅へと導く
• 彼女と俺とみんなの放送(2)

Arian Rose: (release date 10th February)
• Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu 17 (魔導師は平凡を望む 17)
• Fukushuu wo Chikatta Shironeko wa Ryuuou no Hiza no Ue de Damin wo Musaboru 2 (復讐を誓った白猫は竜王の膝の上で惰眠をむさぼる 2)

Kadokawa BOOKS: (release date 10th February)
• Omedetou, Ore wa Bishoujo ni Shinkashita. (おめでとう、俺は美少女に進化した。)

Everystar WOMAN: (release date 10th February)
• 今宵は誰と、キスをする

Nox Novels: (release date 10th February)
• Ore ga Inmajutsu de Dorei Harem wo Tsukuru Hanashi 3 (俺が淫魔術で奴隷ハーレムを作る話 3)

Mag Garden Novels: (release date 10th February)
• どうやら乙女ゲームの攻略対象に転生したらしい

SKYHIGH Bunko: (release date 10th February)
• 宝石王子と五つの謎 おしゃべりシェパードと内緒の話
• 喫茶ルパンで秘密の会議

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• Tensei shite Inaka de Slow Life wo Okuritai: Mura no Shoukakusai (転生して田舎でスローライフをおくりたい 村の収穫祭)
• 召喚獣ですがご主人様がきびしいです
• 希望のクライノート 課金戦士は異世界限定ガチャを回す

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 10th February) – 2 volumes

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 4

Episodes watched this week:
Kochinpa! Dainiki 8
Nobunaga no Shinobi 18
Nyanko Days 4
Piace+ Watashi no Italian 3
Masamune-kun no Revenge 3
Piace: Watashi no Italian 4
Gabriel DropOut 4
Aggressive Retsuko 42
Kochinpa! Dainiki 9
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari 2
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Youjo Senki
2. Masamune-kun no Revenge
3. Gabriel DropOut
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
6. Kemono Friends
7. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (up 2)
8. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (down 1)
9. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (up 1)
10. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (down 2)
11. Idol Jihen
12. Kochinpa! Dainiki
13. Piace: Watashi no Italian
14. Nyanko Days

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality
Kuzu no Honkai
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Seiren
Urara Meirochou

Spent a lot of time this week reading, and wasn’t feeling well for most of it too, so didn’t watch that much.