Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 7

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 7
Aggressive Retsuko 45
Gabriel DropOut 7
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 4
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 5
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 4
Kemono Friends 7
Kochinpa! Dainiki 12
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 7
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 6
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 7
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 5

Winter 2017 Status:

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

There might not be many episodes watched next week as my screen is playing up. Unless I get a new screen.

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POS Monthly Bunsho rankings January 2017

Figures given in brackets are last month’s rankings.

The list below is the POS ranking for January. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all 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.

Note: Starts Shuppan Bunko has been removed from the list of labels included.

**7. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (010)
*10. Musubimonogatari
*29. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (038)
*59. Youjo Senki 1 (RE)
*66. No Game No Life Practical Wargame (054)
*67. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off 4 (201)
*71. Eromanga-sensei 8
*75. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 11
*80. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yameru (235)
101. Goblin Slayer 4
102. BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU (134)
109. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 16
120. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11 (061)
129. Youjo Senki 2 (RE)
141. Novelise Kono Sekai no Katachi ni (RE)
162. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound (096)
180. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
187. Tokyo Ghoul:re[quest] (051)
188. Yorozu Uranai Tokoro (RE)
203. Only Sense Online 11
206. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou (221)
218. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (RE)
230. Youjo Senki 3 (RE)
231. Shin Fortune Quest II 8
235. Ima sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo (Kotenbu Series #6) (075)
236. Saigo no Bangohan 7 (176)
244. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 17
248. Tantei・Higure Tabibito no Sagashimono (RE)
250. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (322)
254. Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo. ~Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai~ (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (243)
257. Youjo Senki 7
266. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (467)
270. Hidan no Aria 24 (088)
278. Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae Dake ka yo 4
282. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (259)
286. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (RE)
287. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 6 (145)
289. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 (347)
306. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (RE)
329. Youheidan no Ryouriban 2 (295)
333. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9 (RE)
334. Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka?
337. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre (394)
340. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (RE)
346. Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu 7 (072)
374. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (RE)
385. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (RE)
387. Youjo Senki 4 (RE)
406. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (RE)
409. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 5 (109)
431. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9 (RE)
438. Yuusha no Segare
439. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (RE)
440. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (RE)
443. Ayashii Mise
450. Doudemoii Sekai Nante 2 -Qualidea Code-
451. Shousetsu Hoshi no Koe (468)
469. Meikyuu Ryourinin Nagi no Bouken
473. Accel World 21 (028)
477. Kuro no Shoukanshi 3
488. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3 (RE)

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

See also:
December rankings
January Oricon rankings

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 20th February 2017 (UPDATED 26th February)

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 21st February)
• KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 1: Oh! My Useless Goddess
• Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Vol. 2
• A Certain Magical Index 10
• Psycome 3: Murder Maiden and the Fatal Final

Japanese Releases:

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th February)
• 旦那様の頭が獣なのはどうも私のせいらしい2 (仮)
• お守り屋なのに、私の運が悪すぎて騎士に護衛されてます。

Kodansha Taiga: (release date 21st February)
• 私たちは生きているのか? Are We Under the Biofeedback?
• おそれミミズク あるいは彼岸の渡し綱

Morning Star Books: (release date 21st February)
• 塔の管理をしてみよう 5

HJ Novels: (release date 22nd February)
• Yobidasareta Satsurikusha 6 (呼び出された殺戮者6)
• Yaritsukai to, Kuroneko. 1 (槍使いと、黒猫。1)

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 22nd February)
• Migawari no Niizuma wa Hakushaku no Te de Amaku Saezuru (身代わりの新妻は伯爵の手で甘く囀る)
• Koushaku-sama no Kawaii Koibito (公爵様の可愛い恋人)

Kodansha BOX: (release date 22nd February)
• ギルドレ(2) 滅亡都市

Red Rising Books: (release date 23rd February)
• 出遅れテイマーのその日ぐらし
• 異世界の王女様に勇者として召喚されたけど、願いを断ったら投獄されました。
• Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life: Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore (チート薬師のスローライフ 異世界に作ろうドラッグストア)

Priere Bunko: (release date 23rd February)
• 宮廷司書の甘すぎる受難

Overlap Bunko: (release date 23rd February)
• 現実主義勇者の王国再建記III
• Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan 7 (神話伝説の英雄の異世界譚 7)
• 10-nengoshi no HikiNEET wo Yamete Gaishutsu shitara 3 Isekai de Elf ni Aimashita (10年ごしの引きニートを辞めて外出したら 3異世界でエルフに会いました)
• Zettai ni Hatarakitakunai Dungeon Master ga Damin wo Musaboru made 4 (絶対に働きたくないダンジョンマスターが惰眠をむさぼるまで 4)
• Soshite Tasogare no Twilight 1 (そして黄昏の終末世界<トワイライト> 1)

Lululu Bunko: (release date 24th February)
• Otome Nadeshiko Koi Techou: Ji no Nai Koibumi (乙女なでしこ恋手帖 字のない恋文)

Dash X Bunko: (release date 24th February)
• Saikyou no Shuzoku ga Ningen Datta Ken 3 Loli Kyuuketsuki to no Icha Love Doukyo Seikatsu (最強の種族が人間だった件 3 ロリ吸血鬼とのイチャラブ同居生活)
• Isekai C-Mart Hanjouki 5 (異世界Cマート繁盛記 5)
• Suman, Shikin Boost yori Cheat na Skill Motteru Yatsu Oru? 2 (すまん、資金ブーストよりチートなスキル持ってる奴おる? 2)
• Märchen Mädchen (メルヘン・メドヘン)
• 混沌都市の泥棒屋

PASH! Books: (release date 24th February)
• 私は敵になりません! 5

Media Works Bunko: (release date 25th February)
• Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 7 ~Shioriko-san to Hatenai Butai~ (ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖7 ~栞子さんと果てない舞台~)
• 少女妄想中。
• 君は月夜に光り輝く
• あやかしとおばんざい2 ~ふたごの京都妖怪ごはん日記~
• キネマ探偵カレイドミステリー
• 装幀室のおしごと。 ~本の表情つくりませんか?~
• 猫曰く、エスパー課長は役に立たない。
• 天才・逢木恭平のキカイな推理

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th February)
• Zero no Tsukaima 22: Zero no Shinwa (ゼロの使い魔22 ゼロの神話)
• Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 16 Maou Gaisen (精霊使いの剣舞16 魔王凱旋)
• Taikoku Cheat nara Isekai Seifuku mo Rakushou desu yo? Kaedama Koutei ni Natta no de Bishoujo Yome mo Houfu Desu. (大国チートなら異世界征服も楽勝ですよ? 替え玉皇帝になったので美少女嫁も豊富です。)
• Yome Elf. ~Zense to Raise no Osananajimi kara Douji ni Kokurareta Ore~ (嫁エルフ。 ~前世と来世の幼なじみから同時にコクられた俺~)
• Isekai Goumon-hime 3 (異世界拷問姫3)
• Isekai Onsen ni Tensei shita Ore no Kounou ga Tondemosugiru: anta no Naka ga Kimochi Ii Wake ja Naindesukedo!? (異世界温泉に転生した俺の効能がとんでもすぎる ~アンタの中が気持ちいいわけじゃないんですけどっ!?~)
• Q. Moshikashite, Isekai wo Sukutta Eiyuu-san desu ka? A. Chigaimasu, Tada no Pashiri desu. (Q.もしかして、異世界を救った英雄さんですか? A.違います、ただのパシリです。)
• Oretachi wa Kuuki ga Yomenai 2: Bocchi na Kanojo no Totsugigata (俺たちは空気が読めない2 孤独<ボッチ>な彼女の嫁ぎ方)
• Ore no Ryouri ga Isekai wo Sukuu! 3 Eiyuu no Sairai to shite Sekai wo Mamorimasu (おれの料理が異世界を救う!3 英雄の再来として世界を守ります)

MF Books: (release date 25th February)
• Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou! 10 (八男って、それはないでしょう! 10)
• フェアリーテイル・クロニクル ~空気読まない異世界ライフ~ 13
• Around 40 Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 2 (アラフォー賢者の異世界生活日記 2)
• 世界樹の上に村を作ってみませんか 1
• Ore dake Kaereru Class Teni 3 (俺だけ帰れるクラス転移 3)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th February)
• Kyoukai Meikyuu to Ikai no Majutsushi 7 (境界迷宮と異界の魔術師 7)

Ever Princess: (release date 25th February)
• イジワル騎士と一途な王女様

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 25th February)
• two [中]
• GOD‐囚われの姫‐
• 君を好きにならない方法
• ソルトな彼と、メレンゲよりも甘い恋

Orgis Novel: (release date 25th February)
• 俺が聖女たちを奴隷にしながら魔王を目指す話
• ネタキャラ仮プレイのつもりが異世界召喚 ~迷い人は女性の敵に認定されました~
• パンデミックで俺は英雄になった

Monster Bunko: (release date 26th February)
• Ore no Heyagoto Isekai e! Net to Amozon no Chikara de Musousuru 1 (俺の部屋ごと異世界へ! ネットとAmozonの力で無双する(1))
• Shingan no Yuusha 6 (神眼の勇者(6))
• Jikuu Mahou de Isekai to Chikyuu wo Ittari Kitari 2 (時空魔法で異世界と地球を行ったり来たり(2))
• Maou-gun Saikyou no Majutsushi wa Ningen datta (魔王軍最強の魔術師は人間だった(2))

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 夜廻
• 青鬼 断章編
• モノクローム・サイダー あの日の君とレトロゲームへ
• 転生召喚士はメンタルが弱いんです。
• Isekai no Mahou Gengo ga Dou Mitemo Nihongo Datta Ken: Mori no Youma to Tensei Madoushi (異世界の魔法言語がどう見ても日本語だった件 森の妖魔と転生魔導師)
• ガールズ&パンツァー 劇場版(下)
• 立川忍びより

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th February) – 2 volumes
Bishoujo Bunko Escare (release date 20th February) – 1 volume

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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