Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 2

Episodes watched this week:
Sekai no Yami Zukan 1
Sekai no Yami Zukan 2
Sekai no Yami Zukan 3
Sekai no Yami Zukan 4
Love Kome: We Love Rice 1
Love Kome: We Love Rice 2
Love Kome: We Love Rice 3
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai 1 DROPPED
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 1
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 1
Kochinpa! Dainiki 21
Aggressive Retsuko 54
Love Kome: We Love Rice 4
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 1
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 2
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 3
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 4
Hinako Note 1
Gin no Guardian 1
Gin no Guardian 2 DROPPED

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Love Kome: We Love Rice
3. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
4. Hinako Note
5. Puripuri Chii-chan!!
6. 100% Pascal-sensei
7. Sekai no Yami Zukan

Dropped:
Gin no Guardian
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai

Still to watch:
Everything else

Well that’s finally started the season properly. It was a rather disappointing start, though, broken only by the captivation provided by Akashic Records.

Sekai no Yami Zukan – Some of the early plot twists were almost comically badly done. Still, I feel a slight attachent towards this series right now, although I have no idea why.

Love Kome – This is hilarious, although starting to fade already.

Gin no Guardian – I don’t get what’s going on here at all. The first episode left me confused and the second only made things worse. There’s nowhere near enough interest for me to want to find out what on earth is going on.

Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai – Just mindless fighting mixed in with crappy lines and (admittedly rather amusingly) censored porn. Nothing worth watching here.

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 24th April 2017 (UPDATED 30th April)

English Releases:

Vertical: (release date 25th April)
• Bakemonogatari part 3

Japanese Releases:

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th April)
• Hidan no Aria 25 Rome no Gunshinboshi (緋弾のアリアXXV 羅馬の軍神星)
• Eirun Last Code: Kakuu Sekai yori Senjou e 6 (エイルン・ラストコード ~架空世界より戦場へ~ 6)
• Jishou F-Rank no Oniisama ga Game de Hyouka sareru Gakuen no Chouten ni Kunrin suru Sou desu yo? (自称Fランクのお兄さまがゲームで評価される学園の頂点に君臨するそうですよ?)
• Hikikomori Eiyuu to Shinjuu Kenki no Reizoku Keiyaku Futaribocchi no Hangyakutan (引きこもり英雄と神獣剣姫の隷属契約 ふたりぼっちの叛逆譚)
• Teihen Kenshi wa Musume to Kurasu 2: Kazoku de Sugosu Boukensha Gakuin (底辺剣士は神獣<むすめ>と暮らす2 家族で過ごす冒険者学院)
• Maryoku Zero no Ore ni wa, Mahou Kenki Saikyou no Gakuen wo Shihai dekinai…to Omotta? 3 (魔力ゼロの俺には、魔法剣姫最強の学園を支配できない……と思った?3)
• Hand Shakers 2 (ハンドシェイカー2)
• World End Highland: Sekaiju no Machi no Shihainin ni Natte Botsuraku Ryouchi wo Fukkousasemasu. (ワールドエンド・ハイランド 世界樹の街の支配人になって没落領地を復興させます。)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th April)
• Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu 6 (骸骨騎士様、只今異世界へお出掛け中VI)
• Lv2からチートだった元勇者候補のまったり異世界ライフ 2
• Kamigoroshi no Eiyuu to Ermenhilde 7 (神殺しの英雄と七つの誓約<エルメンヒルデ> 7)

MF Books: (release date 25th April)
• Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ 14 (無職転生 ~異世界行ったら本気だす~ 14)
• Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 3 (アラフォー賢者の異世界生活日記 3)
• NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta 8 (ニートだけどハロワにいったら異世界につれてかれた 8)
• Chiyu Mahou no Machigatta Tsukaikata: Senjou wo Kakeru Kaifuku Youin 5 (治癒魔法の間違った使い方 ~戦場を駆ける回復要員~ 5)

Gabriella Bunko Plus: (release date 25th April)
• ワイルド社長の甘ふわおめざ
• 親の借金を返すために就活したらイジワル社長に溺愛されました

Media Works Bunko: (release date 25th April)
• ちどり亭にようこそ2 ~夏の終わりのおくりもの~
• 上倉家のあやかし同居人2 ~見習い鍵守と、ふしぎの蔵のつくも神~
• 続・ヒーローズ(株)!!!
• ある日、爆弾がおちてきて 【新装版】
• 湯屋の怪異とカラクリ奇譚2
• 噂屋ワタルくん ~学校の怪談と傍若無人な観察者~

Dash X Bunko: (release date 25th April)
• Kurokishi-san wa Hatarakitakunai 2 (黒騎士さんは働きたくない 2)
• Nounashi Tenseiou no Black Arts (ノウ無し転生王の双界制覇)
• Isekai Kangoku√Rakuenka Keikaku -Zettai Muzai de Shimei Tehai-han no Ore to no Hannibal Girl- (異世界監獄√楽園化計画 ―絶対無罪で指名手配犯の俺と<属性:人食い>のハンニバルガール―)
• Mahoutsukai wa Owaranai: Youheidan Mistletein ―― Nananin no Mahoutsukai (魔法使いは終わらない 傭兵団ミストルティン――七人の魔法使い)

Ever Princess: (release date 25th April)
• 元令嬢のかりそめマリアージュ
• 恋知らずの眠り姫

Priere Bunko: (release date 25th April)
• 取引結婚だけど相思相愛です

Orgis Novel: (release date 25th April)
• Tensei Inja wa Hokusoemu (転生隠者はほくそ笑む)

Otomate Novel: (release date 25th April)
• 小説 十鬼の絆 上巻

Wings Novel: (release date 25th April)
• Guardian’s Guardian 2 ~Sansho no Himitsu to Ushinawareta Ichizoku~ (ガーディアンズ・ガーディアン (2) ~三書の秘密と失われた一族~)

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 25th April)
• 永遠の愛をキミに誓うよ。
• フェイクフレンズ ―悪女な親友と私の初恋―
• 七色バス

M Novels: (release date 27th April)
• エリィ・ゴールデンと悪戯な転換 ブスでデブでもイケメンエリート(3)

Fairy Kiss: (release date 27th April)
• お願いだから、転生先は選ばせてください! !
• 恋する女騎士に、獅子の不意打ち

Monster Bunko: (release date 28th April)
• モンスターのご主人様(9)
• Tensai Gekai ga Isekai de Yami Isha wo Hajimemashita. 4 (天才外科医が異世界で闇医者を始めました。(4))
• ハズレ奇術師の英雄譚(1)
• Ari no Su Dungeon e Youkoso! 2 (アリの巣ダンジョンへようこそ! (2))

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 28th April)
• フレームアームズ・ガール 可愛いってどういうこと?
• Haken no Kouki Altina 12 (覇剣の皇姫アルティーナXII)
• Kirawaremono Hajimemashita 3 ~Tensei Ryman no Ryouchi Unei Monogatari~ (嫌われ者始めました3 ~転生リーマンの領地運営物語~)
• Maoujou no Chef: Kokuryuu no Roast kara Hajimaru Isekai Gourmet-den (魔王城のシェフ 黒竜のローストからはじまる異世界グルメ伝)
• トリア・ルーセントが人間になるまで
• Guild wa Honjitsu mo Heiwa nari 2 (ギルドは本日も平和なり2)

Beginning Novels: (release date 28th April)
• Maou no Hajimekata 5 (魔王の始め方5)

ENTERBRAIN: (release date 28th April)
• Satsuriku no Tenshi 2 BLESSING IN DISGUISE (殺戮の天使 2 BLESSING IN DISGUISE)

Cobalt Bunko: (release date 28th April)
• ブライディ家の押しかけ花婿
• イノシシ令嬢と不憫な魔王 目指せ、婚約破棄!
• 王立探偵シオンの過ち

Hero Bunko: (release date 28th April)
• Gyakuseichou Cheat de Sekai Saikyou 1 (逆成長チートで世界最強 1)
• Coffin Defiler 3 (棺の魔王(コフィン・ディファイラー) 3)
• Chiisana Majo to Norainu Kishi 2 (小さな魔女と野良犬騎士 2)

Kodansha X Bunko White Heart: (release date 28th April)
• 陛下と殿方と公爵令嬢
• あなたのベッドであたためて 恋する救命救急医

Dear Novels: (release date 28th April)
• 頬にサヨナラのキスを 1

Melissa Bunko: (release date 28th April)
• Outaishi ni Nante Naritakunai!! 3 (王太子妃になんてなりたくない!!3)
• 魔王と落ちて来た娘

Starts Shuppan Bunko: (release date 28th April)
• 霞村四丁目の郵便屋さん
• 君とソースと僕の恋 ※文庫化
• ラストレター

HJ Bunko: (release date 28th April)
• Kou-1 desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita 11 (高1ですが異世界で城主はじめました11)
• Saikyou Mahoushi no Inton Keikaku 2 (最強魔法師の隠遁計画2)
• Fenrir no Kusari I (フェンリルの鎖 I)
• Isekai Clear no Game Master (異世界攻略(クリア)のゲームマスター)
• Shinjuku Connective 1 (新宿コネクティブ1)

Shincho Bunko Nex: (release date 28th April)
• カカノムモノ
• 青年のための読書クラブ

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 29th April)
• 溺恋オフィス~年下上司に求愛されてます~
• 契約結婚の甘い毒~侯爵の淫らな戯れと秘めた純愛~

Sonya Bunko: (release date 30th April)
• 狂王の情愛
• 変人作曲家の強引な求婚

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 5分後に驚愕のどんでん返し
• 5分後に涙のラスト
• 5分後に戦慄のラスト
• 異世界でチート無双してハーレム作りたいのに強すぎてみんな怖がるんですけど

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 28th April) – 2 volumes
Puchipara Bunko (release date 28th April) – 1 volume

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 1

Bugger all.

Okay, that’s not quite right. Everything watched was a short, though, and all watched on the same day (yesterday). I’d been far too busy to watch anything up to that point.

Episodes watched this week:
Aggressive Retsuko 53
Kochinpa! Dainiki 19
Kochinpa! Dainiki 20
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 1
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 2
100% Pascal-sensei 1

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
2. 100% Pascal-sensei

100% Pascal-sensei – this managed to deteriorate rapidly in the course of a single 12 minute episode.

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures March 2017

Data covers 6th March – 9th April (have they given up even trying to fit it close to the month start/end dates?)

Volume ranking:

*1. 57,713 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12
*2. 49,112 Date A Live 16
*3. 47,679 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka Familia Chronicle Episode Ryuu
*4. 47,033 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 6
*5. 40,968 Sword Art Online 19
*6. 38,864 Highschool DxD 23
*7. 35,599 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 12
*8. 30,257 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 8
*9. 30,098 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 10
10. 27,742 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.10
11. 27,122 Shousetsu Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~
12. 26,760 Knights & Magic 7
13. 25,595 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi 2
14. 22,902 Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet
15. 21,093 Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 2
16. 20,336 Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~ (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
17. 19,890 Last Embryo 4
18. 19,847 Fate/strange Fake 4
19. 19,721 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
20. 19,168 Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu 11

Series ranking:

*1. 177,098 Sword Art Online
*2. 136,946 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*3. 120,616 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*4. *68,667 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
*5. *55,324 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
*6. *52,837 Youjo Senki
*7. *51,261 Date A Live
*8. *50,360 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
*9. *48,163 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
10. *47,679 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka: Familia Chronicle
11. *47,458 Hirune-hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~ Novelisation
12. *44,485 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
13. *39,208 Highschool DxD
14. *37,866 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
15. *31,154 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
16. *30,438 Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
17. *30,161 Knights & Magic
18. *28,586 Gamers!
19. *27,492 Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou
20. *27,249 Overlord

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

Last month: February 2017
Next month: April 2017

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 17th April 2017

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 18th April)
• Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 8
• KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2: Love, Witches & Other Delusions!
• Sword Art Online 10: Alicization Running
• The Devil is a Part-Timer 7
• Goblin Slayer 2
• Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers 1
• Baccano! 4: Drug & the Dominos
• Black Bullet 6: Purgatory Strider
• The Asterisk War 03: The Phoenix War Dance
• The Irregular at Magic High School 4: Nine School Competition Arc II

One Peace Books: (release date 18th April)
• The Rising of the Shield Hero 7

Viz Media: (release date 18th April)
• Tokyo Ghoul: Past

Japanese Releases:

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th April)
• 旦那様が絶倫すぎて困っています
• 魔道士は眼鏡の奥に淫らな情欲を隠し持つ
• 冷酷な『魔王』だと思ったら、結婚生活は甘々でした

Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series: (release date 17th April)
• Kaettekita Motoyuusha 8 (帰ってきた元勇者(8))

Ponycan BOOKS: (release date 17th April)
• オークの騎士(2)

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 18th April)
• Yuujin Chara wa Taihen desu ka? 2 (友人キャラは大変ですか? 2)
• Seishun Zettai Tsubusuman na Ore ni Sukui wa Iranai. (青春絶対つぶすマンな俺に救いはいらない。)
• Tsuki to Layka to Nosferatu 2 (月とライカと吸血姫 2)
• Ore to Kanojo no Koi wo Chounouryoku ga Jama shiteiru. (俺と彼女の恋を超能力が邪魔している。)
• アトム ザ・ビギニング: 僕オモウ故ニ僕アリ
• Médecin du Mage no Shinryou Kiroku 5 (魔法医師の診療記録 5)

Cocktail Kiss Bunko: (release date 18th April)
• 竜神様と僕とモモ~ほんわか子育て溺愛生活~

Morningstar Books: (release date 19th April)
• 濁った瞳のリリアンヌ 1
• Isekai de Item Collector 3 (異世界でアイテムコレクター 3)

M Novels: (release date 19th April)
• Isekai Cheat Kaitakuki 5 (異世界チート開拓記(5))

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th April)
• Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Memory Records 2 (ロクでなし魔術講師と追想日誌2)
• Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka? 2 (通常攻撃が全体攻撃で二回攻撃のお母さんは好きですか?2)
• Izure Shinwa no Ragnarok 6 -Mame no Ou to Megamikakusei- (いづれ神話の放課後戦争〈ラグナロク〉6 ―魔眼の王と女神覚醒―)
• Gun-Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei shitara, Gendai Heiki de Guntai Harem wo Tsukucchaimashita!? 10 (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!? 10)
• Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai 3 (俺が好きなのは妹だけど妹じゃない3)
• Buta Koushaku ni Tensei shita kara, Kondo wa Kimi ni Suki to Iitai 2 (豚公爵に転生したから、今度は君に好きと言いたい2)
• Seven Cast no Hikikomori Majutsuou 4 (セブンキャストのひきこもり魔術王4)
• Death Game kara Hajimeru MMO Slow Life 2 Oshikake Dwarf Yome to Tsukuru Kyuukyoku no Gourmet (デスゲームから始めるMMOスローライフ2 押しかけドワーフ嫁と作る究極のグルメ)
• Crown of Lizardman: Shounen wa Hito no Mi wo Sute Fukushuu wo Chikau (クラウン・オブ・リザードマン 少年は人の身を捨て復讐を誓う)
• Class no Gal to Game Jikkyou part.1 (クラスのギャルとゲーム実況 part.1)
• Boku no Nichijou ga Hentai ni Shinshokusarete Pandemic!? (ぼくの日常が変態に侵蝕されてパンデミック!?)

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th April)
• ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ Rock ‘n Role(5) ファイナル・ショウダウン

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th April)
• 双翼の王獣騎士団 狼王子と氷の貴公子
• 鳥かごの大神官さまと侯爵令嬢

HJ Novels: (release date 22nd April)
• Oukoku e Tsuzuku Michi 4 (王国へ続く道4)
• Futsuu no Ossan dakedo, Kamisama kara Moratta Nouryoku de Isekai wo Tabishitekuru. Tsukaretara Teni Mahou de Jitaku ni Kaeru. 3 (普通のおっさんだけど、神さまからもらった能力で 異世界を旅してくる。疲れたら転移魔法で自宅に帰る。3)
• Mahou Joshi Gakuen no Suketto Kyoushi (魔法女子学園の助っ人教師)
• Yonaoshi Ankokushin no Honsou 2 -Ningen Sukisugite Ningen ni Tenseishite- (世直し暗黒神の奔走2 ―人間好きすぎて人間に転生した―)

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 22nd April)
• 元帥公爵の新妻は愛されすぎて困り気味です
• 王子殿下の可愛いお針子 秘め事は塔の上で

Overlap Bunko: (release date 22nd April)
• Julia Caesar no Ketsudan 1 Gallia Senki (ユリア・カエサルの決断 1 ガリア戦記)
• 最強聖騎士のチート無し現代生活 1 姫君はイタズラな副会長
• Aires no Shisho 1 (アイレスの死書 1)

Red Rising Books: (release date 23rd April)
• 勇者の出番ねぇからっ! ! 異世界転生するけど俺は脇役だと言われました
• 魔物と始める村づくり! やる気なし魔導師の開拓記
• 勇者召喚されたけど自分だけがハズレ勇者で魔法もスキルもないハードモードだった
• なんでも一つだけかなう願いに「回数を無限にして」とお願いした結果

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 焦れ恋。

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th April) – 3 volumes

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 10th April 2017

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Kadokawa BOOKS: (release date 10th April)
• Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku 10 (デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲10)
• Botsuraku Yotei nano de, Kaji Shokunin wo Mezasu 4 (没落予定なので、鍛冶職人を目指す4)
• Live Dungeon! 2 Jinryuujin no Guild-chou (ライブダンジョン! 2 神竜人のギルド長)
• Buki no Koukyuu Monogatari 3 (武姫の後宮物語3)
• Hypnos Game (ヒュプノスゲーム)
• Striking Girl! (ストライキングガール!)

Mag Garden Novels: (release date 10th April)
• 異世界転生の冒険者
• MMORPG?知ってますけどなにか?

TO Books: (release date 10th April)
• Reworld Frontier 2 -Saijaku ni Shite Saikyou Shienjutsushiki Tsukai- (リワールド・フロンティア2-最弱にして最強の支援術式使い-)
• 異世界は幸せ(テンプレ)に満ち溢れている2
• Magan no Goshujinsama. (魔眼のご主人様。)

Skyhigh Bunko: (release date 10th April)
• 週末陰陽師~とある保険営業のお祓い日報~
• 三毛猫カフェ トリコロール

Honey Bunko: (release date 11th April)
• 黒狼と赤い薔薇 ~辺境伯の求愛~
• 二人の王子と密×蜜 結婚 ~姫花嫁は溶けるほど愛されすぎて~

Arian Rose: (release date 12th April)
• Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag wo Tatakioru 3 (転生王女は今日も旗を叩き折る 3)
• Sumi de Ii desu. Kamawanaide Kudasai yo. 2 (隅でいいです。構わないでくださいよ。 2)
• 百均で異世界スローライフ 1

Futaba Bunko: (release date 12th April)
• 贋作師と声なき依頼-京都寺町三条のホームズ(7)
• ホームズと歩く京都-京都寺町三条のホームズ(6.5 )

GA Bunko: (release date 14th April)
• Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden Sword Oratoria 8 (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外伝 ソード・オラトリア8) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
• Hero Oniichan to Last Boss Imouto. Bakken! Seikenser (ヒーローお兄ちゃんとラスボス妹 抜剣! セイケンザー)
• Sono Orc, Moto Yakuza nite 3 (そのオーク、前世(もと)ヤクザにて3)
• Sekawa-kun wa Game dake Shiteitai. 2 (瀬川くんはゲームだけしていたい。2)
• Tsuki to Usagi no Folklore. St.2 Hakanaki Sougetsu, Kakute Gesshoku Mushiro Usagi (月とうさぎのフォークロア。St.2 はかなき双月、かくて月食むしろうさぎ。)

GA Novel: (release date 14th April)
• Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita 2 (スライム倒して300年、知らないうちにレベルMAXになってました2)
• Naberius Fuuin Bijutsukan no Collector 2 (ナベリウス封印美術館の蒐集士<コレクター>2)

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 14th April)
• 蜜月後宮~皇太子は偽り公主を寵愛する~

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th April)
• Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan 6 Teikoku no Tairan (人狼への転生、魔王の副官 6 帝国の大乱)
• Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan Go, Usayama no Shitou to Nobunaga no Kiki (戦国小町苦労譚 五、宇佐山の死闘と信長の危機)
• Sono Mono. Nochi ni… 04 (その者。のちに… 04)
• 野生のラスボスが現れた! 4

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th April)
• なんちゃってシンデレラ 王宮陰謀編 なんちゃってシンデレラ、はじめました。
• 恋衣花草紙 ~山吹の姫の物語~

B’s Log Bunko Alice: (release date 15th April)
• 普通ですが何か? 最近はあやかしだって高校に行くんです。

Saga Forest: (release date 15th April)
• 機動城砦サラトガ 2

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 15th April)
• ようこそ哲学メイド喫茶ソファンディへ

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 学校へ行けなかった私が「あの花」「ここさけ」を書くまで

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 14th April) – 3 volumes
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 14th April) – 1 volume

Plus a rerelease of Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Aiding Crimson under GA Novel.

Weekly Watching Roundup – week before Spring 2017

Posting a day earlier than usual as I will be away over the weekend. This also means next week’s light novel release post may be later than usual.

Episodes watched this week:
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 8
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 9
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 10
Aggressive Retsuko 51
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 12
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 8
Youjo Senki 11
Youjo Senki 12 END
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 13 END
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 11
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 12
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 13 END

Spring 2017 Status:

Not started anything yet.

Winter 2017 Status:

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

Placed on hold:
Idol Jihen
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari

Youjo Senki – Gripping and exciting more than anything else. I’m not usually one for overly action-packed stuff but I really liked this one for some reason.

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon – Didn’t like Lucoa at all, but the other characters were all good and the series had some good interactions between them. Kanna was my favourite, of course. Might try out the manga at some point.

Schoolgirl Strikers – Whenever you are in the shower, the oblis will invade. Perhaps there’s some magic feature of those showers? Anyway, great fun series with some great characters. The ending was a total deus ex machina but oddly I think that fits with the tone of the series. Satoka best character of the season.

Idol Jihen – placed on hold as I hadn’t watched any since the first episode.
Placed Chain Chronicle on hold as I was really not getting into it. It felt like a poorly done adaptation.

I still intend to finish the other four series (Demi-chan, Masamune-kun, Akiba’s Trip and Rewrite). Along with various things from earlier seasons. I have 23 things still on watching at the end of a season with just 2 things continuing.

Some good episodes of Kochinpa! over the last few weeks, incidentally.