Most requested English light novel licenses #3 – J-Novel Club edition

This post is, of course, related to my two previous blog posts on most requested English light novel licenses. However, this time it comes not from people sending tweets to Yen Press, but from requests to J-Novel Club.

More specifically, I have gone through every posts on the suggestions board of their website’s forums, counting the number of unique users supporting any given series being picked up. The site also features a liking system, and people liking a post suggesting a series has also been included where appropriate. However it is worth noting that most posts contain more than just a single suggestion (unlike tweets on twitter) so there were only a few cases where these were actually able to be included. A couple of the posts that are included do have notable impacts on the list.

As you will see below the list is quite different from the previous ones (and far more so than that between the two previous lists).

There are several possible reasons, including:
– A different userbase.
– The existance of dedicated threads, which could provide passive encouragement to others to share their wishes.
– The fact that it is a forum thread rather than a tweet, which obviously enables people to go into more detail about series that they like or to list out more series at once.
– The fact that the staff actually reply to such threads, and the contents of these replies, could influence what people suggest.
– J-Novel Club’s existing agreements with Hobby Japan and Overlap mean that their titles are more likely to be suggested, and may have made people less willing to suggest titles from other labels.

Series that were already licensed by someone (whether J-Novel Club or another distributor) were ignored, as before, but the fact that this list covers back to right at the start of the site’s existance means that there are inevitably series listed that have since been licensed. These series have still been included but are marked by an asterisk (*). As this was previously used for series that would be licensed rescues, these are now indicated with a caret (^) instead.

Here (after the break if you’re reading this from the main page) is the list of titles requested and the number of requests for each:

Kokoro Connect – 11

Campione – 7
*Hai to Gensou no Grimgar – 7
Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai. – 7

Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin – 6
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 6

Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica – 5
Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon – 5
Musaigen no Phantom World – 5
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry – 5

Date A Live – 4
GATE: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – 4
High School DxD – 4
Kotenbu Series – 4
Kou 1 Desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita – 4
Seirei Gensouki – 4
Toradora – 4

Absolute Duo – 3
Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 3
Madan no Ou to Vanadis – 3
*Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku – 3
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 3
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? – 3
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata – 3
Seiken Tsukai no World Break – 3
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance – 3
^Shakugan no Shana – 3
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai – 3
*Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria – 3
Violet Evergarden – 3
Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita – 3

Amagi Brilliant Park – 2
*Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou – 2
Baka to Test – 2
Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou – 2
^Boogiepop – 2
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai – 2
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu – 2
Ero-Manga Sensei – 2
^Full Metal Panic – 2
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san – 2
Infinite Stratos – 2
Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru – 2
Kara no Kyoukai – 2
Kidou Senshi Gundam ZZ – 2
Kidou Senshi Z Gundam – 2
Kino no Tabi – 2
Knights & Magic – 2
Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? – 2
Maria-sama ga Miteiru – 2
Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? – 2
Oda Nobuna no Yabou – 2
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Rachirareta Ken – 2
Outbreak Company – 2
Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai – 2
Ryuuou no Oshigoto! – 2
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut – 2
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru – 2
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai – 2
Youjo Senki – 2
^Zero no Tsukaima – 2
Zettai ni Hatarakitakunai Dungeon Master ga Damin wo Musaboru made – 2

10 nen goshi no HikiNEET o Yamete Gaishutsushitara Jitaku goto Isekai ni Ten’ishiteta – 1
Aura: Maryuuin Kouga Saigo no Tatakai – 1
B Group no Shounen – 1
Black Clover: Abareushi no Sho – 1
Bluesteel Blasphemer – 1
Bocchi Tenseiki – 1
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – 1
Ben-To – 1
Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu! – 1
Chrome Shelled Regios – 1
Chuuko demo Koi ga Shitai – 1
Coffin Defiler – 1
Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai – 1
Danganronpa/Zero – 1
Danshi Koukousei de Urekko Light Novel Sakka wo Shiteiru keredo, Toshishita no Classmate de Seiyuu no Onnanoko ni Kubi wo Shimerareteiru. – 1
Dantalian no Shoka – 1
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – 1
Fate/Apocrypha – 1
“Fushigi” Toriatsukaimasu: Tsukumodou Kottouten – 1
Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu – 1
Gamers! – 1
Gekitotsu no Hexennacht – 1
Gekka no Utahime to Magi no Ou – 1
Gekkou – 1
Gi(a)rlish Number – 1
Ginga Senki no Antique – 1
GJ-bu – 1
Golden Time – 1
^GOSICK – 1
Heavy Object – 1
*Hibike! Euphonium – 1
Hikikomori no Kanojo wa Kami nano desu – 1
Hiraheishi wa Kako o Yumemiru – 1
Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou – 1
Hundred – 1
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou – 1
Isekai de “Kuro no Iyashite” tte Yobarete Imasu – 1
Isekai Goumon-hime – 1
Isekai Ryouridou – 1
Isekai Tensei Soudouki – 1
*Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni – 1
Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 1
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – 1
Juuni Kokuki – 1
Juuou Mujin no Fafnir – 1
Kaijin no Karshel: What a Beautiful Sanctuary – 1
Kamigoroshi no Eiyuu to Ermenhilde – 1
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi – 1
Kamisama no Memochou – 1
Kamisu Reina Series – 1
Katanagatari – 1
Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja – 1
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Senkou no Hathaway – 1
Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru – 1
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – 1
Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami – 1
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan – 1
Last Embryo – 1
Lost Universe – 1
Magika no Kenshi to Basileus – 1
Majo no Tabitabi – 1
Maken no Daydreamer – 1
Maou no Hajimekata – 1
Mushi to Medama – 1
Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu – 1
Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse – 1
Namapo Aniki – 1
Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne – 1
*Ore ga Heroine wo Tasukesugite Sekai ga Little Apocalypse!? – 1
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai – 1
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru – 1
Owari no Chronicle – 1
PuiPui – 1
Re:Monster – 1
Real de Level Age Shitara Hobo Cheat na Jinsei ni Natta – 1
Rental Magica – 1
Rinkan no Madoushi – 1
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records – 1
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? – 1
Saikyougui no Dark Hero – 1
Sayonara Ryuusei, Konnichiwa Jinsei – 1
Schwarzesmarken – 1
Scrapped Princess – 1
Seikoku no Dragonar – 1
Seitokai no Ichizon – 1
Sekai no Owari no Encore – 1
Shigofumi – 1
Shinigami no Ballad – 1
Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei – 1
Shinsekai Yori – 1
Shiki – 1
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzaishinai Taikutsu na Sekai – 1
Shinmai Maou no Testament – 1
Shiro no Koukoku Monogatari – 1
Shokugeki no Souma a la carte – 1
SM Girls: Saber Marionette J – 1
Subete ga no F ni Naru – 1
Suisei no Gargantia – 1
Suisei no Gargantia: Haruka, Kaikou no Tenchi – 1
Tamako Love Story – 1
Tamako Market – 1
Tensei Ouji wa Kyou mo Hata wo Tatakioru – 1
Tensei shichatta yo (Iya, Gomen) – 1
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken – 1
Tenseisha wa Cheat o Nozomanai – 1
THE NEW GATE – 1
Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki – 1
Tokyo Ravens – 1
Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu – 1
Tsuyokute New Game! ~To Aru Ninki Jikkou Player no VRMMO Funtou Ki~ – 1
“Uso” series – 1
Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru – 1
White Album 2 – 1
World Teacher: Isekaishiki Kyouiku Agent – 1
Yowa-chara Tomozaki-kun – 1
Yuusha Gojo Kumiai Kouryuugata Keijiban – 1
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga Ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite – 1
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho – 1

314 requests, for a total of 180 different series, with the requests spread out over a dozen or so different threads. I hope you’ll forgive me if I say I don’t intend to do a follow up of this.

Data for this list was collected on 18th March 2017.

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