English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 20th March 2017

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 21st March)
• Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- 3
• Log Horizon 7: The Gold of the Kunie
• Accel World 09: The Seven-Thousand-Year Prayer
• Durarara! 6

Japanese Releases:

Mitsuyume Bunko: (release date 21st March)
• ピアニストの執愛 その指に囚われて

Jewel Books: (release date 22nd March)
• 異世界シンデレラ 騎士様と新婚スローライフはじめます

HJ Novels: (release date 23rd March)
• Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de 15 (二度目の人生を異世界で15)
• Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 8 (異世界はスマートフォンとともに。8)
• Isekai Ryouridou 10 (異世界料理道10)
• Kuitsume Youhei no Gensou Kitan 1 (食い詰め傭兵の幻想奇譚1)
• Wortenia Senki 6 (ウォルテニア戦記VI)

Red Rising Books: (release date 23rd March)
• 世界最強は器用貧乏 器用貧乏でもスキルをカンストすれば完璧超人
• Takenaka Hanbee no Seizon Senryaku: Sengoku no Yo wo Ayatsuru “Chashitsu” no Naka no Eiyuu-tachi (竹中半兵衛の生存戦略 戦国の世を操る「茶室」の中の英雄たち)
• Dual Life: Hiru wa Yuusha Party, Yoru wa Maougun (デュアルライフ 昼は勇者パーティ、夜は魔王軍)
• オール1から始まる勇者2

Dash X Bunko: (release date 24th March)
• Save & Load no Dekiru Yadoya-san 3 ~Counter Stop Tenseisha ga Yadoya de Shinjin Ikusei wo Hajimeta You Desu~ (セーブ&ロードのできる宿屋さん 3 ~カンスト転生者が宿屋で新人育成を始めたようです~)
• Jichou Shinai Motoyuusha no Tsuyokute Tanoshii New Game 2 (自重しない元勇者の強くて楽しいニューゲーム 2)
• Ibaramichi no Eijuutan (棘道の英獣譚)
• Hotel: Gigant Castle e Youkoso (ホテル ギガントキャッスルへようこそ)

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th March)
• Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 12 (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活12)
• Makikomare Isekai Shoukanki 1 (巻き込まれ異世界召喚記 1)
• Magi Craft Meister 11 (マギクラフト・マイスター 11)
• 14-sai to Illustrator 2 (14歳とイラストレーター2)
• Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenvale no Tsubasa 2 (学戦都市アスタリスク外伝 クインヴェールの翼2)
• Totsuzen desu ga, Oniichan to Kekkon shimasu! Souka, Futon nara Shiite aru zo. (突然ですが、お兄ちゃんと結婚しますっ! そうか、布団なら敷いてあるぞ。)
• Kyou kara Ore wa Loli no Himo! 3 (今日から俺はロリのヒモ!3)
• Sanzensekai no Raisner 3 Nyotei to Kentei (三千世界の英雄王<レイズナー>3 女帝と剣帝)
• (Kono Sekai wa Mou Ore ga Sukutte Tomi to Kenryoku wo Te ni Iretashi, Onna Kishi ya Onna Maou to Shiro de Tanoshiku Kurashiteru kara, Ore Igai no Yuusha wa) Mou Isekai ni Konaide Kudasai. ((この世界はもう俺が救って富と権力を手に入れたし、女騎士や女魔王と城で楽しく暮らしてるから、俺以外の勇者は)もう異世界に来ないでください。)
• Madou Shoujo ni Tensei shita Ore no Souken ga Yuunou sugiru 2 (魔導少女に転生した俺の双剣が有能すぎる2)
• ぼくたちのリメイク 十年前に戻ってクリエイターになろう!
• Kusoge Online (Kari) 3 “Kono Kusoge ga Genjitsu dato Watashi Dake ga Shitteiru” (クソゲー・オンライン(仮)3 「このクソゲーが現実だと私だけが知っている」)
• Kyouiki no Ars Magna: Hi no Ryuuou to Koisuru Lamia 2 Tate no Shinigami to Hakase no Jorougumo (境域のアルスマグナ2 盾の死神と博士の絡新婦)
• Antiskill Gamification 2 Fukigen na Elf wa Gryphon to Tobu Yume wo Miru (アンチスキル・ゲーミフィケーション2 不機嫌なエルフはグリフィンと飛ぶ夢を見る)

Hero Bunko: (releae date 25th March)
• Knights & Magic 7 (ナイツ&マジック 7)
• Next Life 11 (ネクストライフ 11)
• Juusai Saikyou Madoushi 1 (十歳の最強魔導師 1)
• Sono Saikyou, Kami no Irai de Isekai e 1 (その最強、神の依頼で異世界へ 1)
• Kakushi Skill de Isekai Musou 1 (隠しスキルで異世界無双 1)
• Kantei Nouryoku de Chougoushi ni Narimasu 6 (鑑定能力で調合師になります 6)
• Fukkatsu Maou wa Omitooshi? 2 (復活魔王はお見通し? 2)

Overlap Bunko: (release date 25th March)
• Hai to Gensou no Grimgar level.10 Love Song wa Todokanai (灰と幻想のグリムガル level.10 ラブソングは届かない)
• World Teacher: Isekaishiki Kyouiku Agent 5 (ワールド・ティーチャー 異世界式教育エージェント 5)
• 灰かぶりの賢者 I.アーカイドの剣聖

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th March)
• Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi 2 Hanetsuki Gouza x Maboroshi no Ryuu (とんでもスキルで異世界放浪メシ 2 羽根つき餃子×幻の竜)
• Yomigaeri no Maou 6 (蘇りの魔王 6)

MF Books: (release date 25th March)
• Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 17 (盾の勇者の成り上がり 17)
• Magi Craft Meister 11 (マギクラフト・マイスター 11)
• Isekai Yakkyoku 4 (異世界薬局 4)
• Ore, Doubutsu ya Mamono to Hanaseru n desu 2 (俺、動物や魔物と話せるんです 2)
• ジェネシスオンライン ~異世界で廃レベリング~ 2

Kadokawa Bunko: (release date 25th March)
• うちの執事に願ったならば
• 少年と少女と正しさを巡る物語 サクラダリセット7

Gabriella Bunko: (release date 25th March)
• 竜王は新妻を蜜夜に堕とす
• 王太子殿下は純な騎士姫を手放せない
• 強引すぎる王子様に執着されて逃げられませんが幸せです。

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 25th March)
• 劇場版 黒子のバスケ LAST GAME

Ever Romance: (release date 25th March)
• 俺様モデルは恋をご所望

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 25th March)
• two [下]
• プレイ・オブ・カラー ~君に好きと伝えたい~
• レンズの向こうのひだまりと世界

Orgis Novel: (release date 25th March)
• Foreigner no Ayamachi (フォーリナーの過ち)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• マジックユーザー TRPGで育てた魔法使いは異世界でも最強だった。

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 21st March) – 3 volumes

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:
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Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 10

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 10
Piace: Watashi no Italian 9
Gabriel DropOut 10
Aggressive Retsuko 48
Youjo Senki 10
Kochinpa! Dainiki 15
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 6
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 7
Nobunaga no Shinobi 22
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari 4
Kemono Friends 10
Piace: Watashi no Italian 10
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 10 END
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 10

Winter 2017 Status:

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

KonoSuba 2 – More antics, more humour and an even more broken world than we had before. What’s not to like? I haven’t bought the first light novel yet but will do soon.

Strange to think the season is coing to an end already. Each season seems to end faster than the last one did. I guess it’s about time to start looking into next season’s stuff.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 13th March 2017

English Releases:

DH Press (Dark Horse): (release date 14th March)
• Vampire Hunter D 25: Undead Island

Japanese Releases:

Honey Bunko: (release date 13th March)
• Kenrantaru Aijin Keiyaku ~Toshiue Koushaku-sama no Itoshi no Ballerina~ (絢爛たる愛人契約 ~年上公爵様の愛しのバレリーナ~)

GA Bunko: (release date 14th March)
• Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka: Familia Chronicle Episode Ryu (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 ファミリアクロニクル episodeリュー)
• Chuuko demo Koi ga Shitai! 9 (中古でも恋がしたい! 9) (2 versions – with and withou a drama CD)
• Riviere to Inori no Kuni (リリエールと祈りの国)
• Saikyougui no Dark Hero 3 (最強喰いのダークヒーロー 3)
• Chikyuu Marugoto Isekai Tensei 2 ~Muteki no Ore ga, Saijaku datta Slime no Ko wo Saikyou ni Suru~ (地球丸ごと異世界転生2 ~無敵のオレが、最弱だったスライムの子を最強にする~)
• Gamble Witch Kingdom 2 (ギャンブル・ウィッチ・キングダム2)

Otomitsu Milky Bunko: (release date 14th March)
• Korette Unmei? Ichizu na Seifuku Ou no Kageki na Chouai (これって運命? 一途な征服王の過激な寵愛)

GA Novel: (release date 14th March)
• Isekai Monster Breeder 4 ~Cheat wa Aru kedo, Nonbiri Ikusei Shiteimasu~ (異世界モンスターブリーダー4 ~チートはあるけど、のんびり育成しています~)
• Manga wo Yomeru Ore ga Sekai Saikyou 4 ~Yometachi to Sogosu Kimama na Seikatsu~ (マンガを読めるおれが世界最強4 ~嫁達と過ごす気ままな生活~)
• Yuusha no Furi mo Raku ja Nai 2 -Riyuu? Ore ga Kama Dakara- (勇者のふりも楽じゃない2――理由? 俺が神だから――)
• Charon Fantasia [Off]line 4 -Kizuna no Manito de Oru Musubi- (カロン・ファンタジア 『オフ』ライン4 ――絆の万糸で織る結び――)

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th March)
• Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! 4 (私、能力は平均値でって言ったよね! 4)
• Ore no Ongaeshi ~High Spec Murazukuri~ 2 (オレの恩返し ~ハイスペック村づくり~ 2)

B’s Log Bunko Alice: (release date 15th March)
• Yami no Koutaishi: Ai kara Hajimaru Uchimakubanashi (闇の皇太子 愛からはじまる内幕話)
• ミコシバさん 柴犬のお嫁さん、はじめます。

Novel 0: (release date 15th March)
• 異端なる尋問官の事件調書 file.01 虐殺と誘惑の少女
• 悪の組織の求人広告 2
• 勇者は、奴隷の君は笑え、と言った

Futabasha Junior Bunko: (release date 15th March)
• カラダ探し(2)
• 京都寺町三条のホームズ(1)
• 暗黒女子
• 王様ゲーム 起源8.08
• 先輩の隣(2)
• 校内限定彼氏(1)

Fujimi L Bunko: (release date 15th March)
• あやかし双子のお医者さん 二 付喪神と千羽鶴の願い
• オイディプスの檻 犯罪心理分析班
• 神さまの百貨店 たそがれ外商部が御用承ります。
• 先生とわたしのお弁当 二人の秘密と放課後レシピ

Seikaisha FICTIONS: (release date 16th March)
• Danganronpa Kirigiri 5 (ダンガンロンパ霧切 5)
• Kurogane no Chronica 02 (黒剣のクロニカ 02)
• Bianca Overstep pt 1 (ビアンカ・オーバーステップ(上))
• Bianca Overstep pt 2 (ビアンカ・オーバーステップ(下))

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 16th March)
• Saishou Kakka no Midara na Takurami (宰相閣下の淫らなたくらみ)
• Shinkon nano ni Danna-sama ga Sutekisugite Komarimasu!! ~Dekiai Ouji to Amai Mitsugetsu~ (新婚なのに旦那様が素敵すぎて困りますっ!!~溺愛王子と甘い蜜月~)

Royal Kiss Bunko: (release date 16th March)
• 騎士団長と『仮』王宮生活! ?
• 聖獣さまのなすがまま!
• Koushaku-sama to Mibunchigai no Koi wa Unmei wo Koete ~Himitsu no Reijou e no Ichizu na Ai~ (侯爵様と身分違いの恋は運命を越えて~秘密の令嬢への一途な愛~)

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 17th March)
• Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. 4.5 (俺、ツインテールになります。 4.5)
• Four Cours After 4 (ふぉーくーるあふたー 4)
• Strike Fall 2 (ストライクフォール 2)
• Shichisei no Subaru 5 (七星のスバル 5)
• Isekai Shuugaku Ryokou 5 (異世界修学旅行 5)
• Boku no Jimi na Jinsei ga Kuzu Aniki no Sei de Ero-comedy ni Natteiru. 2 (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。 2)
• Yuusha ni Kitaishita Boku ga Baka deshita 3 (勇者に期待した僕がバカでした 3)

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th March)
• 囲われ花嫁: 一途な皇帝の執着愛
• 国王陛下は俺様軍人: うぶな姫は過保護な愛に酔いしれる
• 総督閣下の絶対寵愛

Prime Novels: (release date 17th March)
• Kamisama wa Shoushou Watashi ni Tekibishii 2 (神様は少々私に手厳しい 2)
• 燦然のソウルスピナ 1
• Petenshi wa Shizuka ni Nemuritai 1 (ペテン師は静かに眠りたい 1)

Ponycan BOOKS: (release date 17th March)
• 日本国召喚
• 薔薇姫は支配者として君臨する

Beginning Novels: (release date 17th March)
• Gang of Yuusha 1 -Machikado no Renkinjutsushi to Miwaku no Potion- (ギャング・オブ・ユウシャ1-街角の錬金術師と魅惑のポーション-)

Ponycan BOOKS light novel series: (release date 17th March)
• Giniro no Sniper (銀色のスナイパー)

MyNavi Shuppan Fan Bunko: (release date 17th March)
• 花屋「ゆめゆめ」で不思議な花束を
• おいしい逃走(ツアー)! 東京発京都行 ~謎の箱と、SA(サービスエリア)グルメ食べ歩き~

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 18th March)
• Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 12 (冴えない彼女の育てかた 12)
• Highschool DxD 23 Kyuugi Taikai no Joker (ハイスクールD×D 23 球技大会のジョーカー)
• Date A Live 16 Kurumi Refrain (デート・ア・ライブ16 狂三リフレイン)
• Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet (デート・ア・ライブ フラグメント デート・ア・バレット)
• Gamers! 7 Gamers to Kuchizuke Dead End (ゲーマーズ!7 ゲーマーズと口づけデッドエンド)
• Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 8 (ロクでなし魔術講師と禁忌教典8)
• Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan 12 (空戦魔導士候補生の教官12)
• Konjiki no Word Master 10 -Yuusha Yonnin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat- (金色の文字使い10 ‐勇者四人に巻き込まれたユニークチート‐)
• Henshuu-san to JK Sakka no Tadashii Tsukiaikata (編集さんとJK作家の正しいつきあい方)
• RE;SET>Gakuen Simulation 14327-dome no Boku wa 1-dome no Kimi ni Koi wo Suru. (RE;SET>学園シミュレーション 1万4327度目のボクは、1度目のキミに恋をする。)
• Taberu dake de Level Up ~Damegami to Ishhoni Isekai Musou~ (食べるだけでレベルアップ! ~駄女神といっしょに異世界無双~)
• Isekai Shuzaiki ~Light Novel ga Dekirumade~ (異世界取材記 ~ライトノベルができるまで~)
• Shuumatsu no Reacta 2. Instant Familiar (終末ノ再生者 II.インスタント・ファミリア )

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 18th March)
• オルタンシア・サーガ ‐蒼の騎士団‐

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 18th March)
• Jijo desu ga Koi Sarenakereba Kyuuchi desu 2 (侍女ですが恋されなければ窮地です2)
• Tensei Otome wa Koi Nanka Shinai ~Sankaku Kankei Goenryoshimasu!!~ (転生乙女は恋なんかしない~三角関係ご遠慮します!!~)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 今夜、勝手に抱きしめてもいいですか?
• はるまで、くるる。~春の日のような、甘くて果ての見えない、悪夢と終末のハーレム

Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures February 2017

Data covers 6th February – 5th March

Volume ranking:

*1. 227,707 Sword Art Online 19
*2. 149,791 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 21
*3. *36,750 Zero no Tsukaima 22
*4. *27,932 Youjo Senki 1
*5. *26,935 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? 13
*6. *26,894 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*7. *23,599 86 -eightysix-
*8. *21,983 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 10
*9. *20,758 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance 16
10. *20,541 Hataraku Maou-sama! Highschool N!
11. *18,857 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki 2
12. *17,335 Youjo Senki 2
13. *16,862 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 7
14. *14,718 Boku no Hero Academia Eiyuu Hakusho 2
15. *14,217 Musubimonogatari
16. *13,914 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 5
17. *13,913 Fairytale Chronicle 13
18. *13,104 Youjo Senki 3
19. *12,835 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11
20. *12,201 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 1

Series ranking:

*1. 322,112 Sword Art Online
*2. 176,493 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*3. *93,660 Youjo Senki
*4. *85,979 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*5. *71,803 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*6. *44,202 Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa.
*7. *37,317 Zero no Tsukaima
*8. *27,632 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?
*9. *27,219 Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
10. *25,663 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off
11. *24,012 Overlord
12. *23,599 86-eightysix-
13. *21,983 Hachinantte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
14. *20,856 Arafoo Kenja no Isekai Seikatsu Nikki
15. *20,758 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
16. *20,531 Hataraku Maou-sama! Highschool N!
17. *18,466 Flower Knight Girl Novelisation
18. *18,291 No Game No Life
19. *17,431 Monogatari Series
20. *16,862 Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo

(source: Oricon via refugee-chan)

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Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 9

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 9
Piace: Watashi no Italian 8
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 6
Non Non Biyori Repeat OVA (BACKLOG)
Youjo Senki 7
Youjo Senki 8
Nobunaga no Shinobi 23
Gabriel DropOut 9
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 5
Kemono Friends 9
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 9
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 6
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 9
Aggressive Retsuko 47
Kochinpa! Dainiki 14

Winter 2017 Status:

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

I finally got around to actually putting that Non Non DVD in my computer and playing it. Took long enough. The OVA itself was perhaps on a par with one of the weaker episodes of the series as a whole, but this is perfectly normal and thus it still makes it one of the better OVAs I’ve ever seen. The autumn one was my favourite of the four parts.

Longest light novel series (by volume count) with volumes out in the past year

As my thoughts were wandering randomly through various things earlier, I started wondering what the longest ongoing light novel series were. I started by trying to think if I could work it out, but the idea fell apart rather quickly as it often isn’t obvious whether or not a series has finished. Indeed, for some series it would probably mean tracking down the author in person to ask them. In other words, out of the question.

So I considered what I could do instead, and quickly decided on doing a list of the longest series to have seen volumes out in the past year. After all, I had all the data right here on this blog, and it is for the most part from this blog that I gathered the data.

It’s worth pointing out that this is covering everything with releases in the past year. As such there are series on this list that finished months ago, and there are ongoing series which would be long enough to be on this list but aren’t on account of having not had a new volume out in the past year.

Side stories and gaiden volumes are not included. Nor is any content that is not available as a conventional part of the series (eg. anime bonuses). For the sake of simplicity, half volumes and volume zeros are also excluded. They’re usually like gaiden volumes anyway. Sequel volumes, however, are included, so long as they are part of the main series.

Sequel and spinoff series are counted as separate to the earlier volumes. Hayou no Tsurugi and the Monogatari Series are both slightly special cases in that they are several sub-series within a single continuous series. In the case of Hayou no Tsurugi I included only the current subseries, whereas for the Monogatari series I included the whole thing. This, incidentally, is the opposite of MAL’s treatment so you can consider it as recompense for that if you’d like. If you want to include all of Hayou no Tsurugi then it’s 40 volumes plus 8 gaiden scattered across the series. If you want to include only the current sub-series of Monogatari then you can remove it from the list entirely.

Series with rereleases but no new volumes in the time covered are not included. Ditto series with only gaiden releases in the past year.

The cutoff for inclusion is 10 volumes, and everything included in my weekly light novel releases posts are included here. If a series is on here which you think shouldn’t be, blame Amazon.

Format:
Title (label) – volume count

Shounen Onmyouji (Kadokawa Beans Bunko) – 42 volumes, although the official volume count is 50 as it includes gaiden volumes
Ryuu & Dr. Series (Kodansha X Bunko White Heart) – 31 volumes
Hayou no Tsurugi (Cobalt Bunko) – 30 volumes in current sub-series
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? (HJ Bunko) – 25 volumes
Hidan no Aria (MF Bunko J) – 24 volumes
GENESIS SERIES: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon (Dengeki Bunko) – 23 volumes
Baccano! (Dengeki Bunko) – 22 volumes
Highschool DxD (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 22 volumes
Monogatari Series (Kodansha BOX) – 22 volumes in total
Zero no Tsukaima (MF Bunko J) – 22 volumes
Accel World (Dengeki Bunko) – 21 volumes
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Dengeki Bunko) – 21 volumes
Campione! (Superdash Bunko/Dash X Bunko) – 20 volumes
Kino no Tabi (Dengeki Bunko) – 20 volumes
Sanzensekai no Karasu wo Koroshi (Wings Bunko) – 20 volumes
Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru (Gagaga Bunko) – 19 volumes
Seiken Tsukai no World Break (GA Bunko) – 19 volumes
Sword Art Online (Dengeki Bunko) – 19 volumes
Ookami to Koushinryou (Dengeki Bunko) – 18 volues
Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu (Arian Rose) – 17 volumes
Oda Nobuna no Yabou (GA Bunko/Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 17 volumes
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (Dengeki Bunko) – 17 volumes
Hataraku Maou-sama (Dengeki Bunko) – 16 volumes
Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (Kodansha Ranobe Bunko) – 16 volumes
Madan no Ou to Vanadis (MF Bunko J) – 16 volumes
Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi (B’s Log Bunko) – 16 volumes
Ore ga Heroine wo Tasukesugite Sekai ga Little Apocalypse (HJ Bunko) – 16 volumes
Outbreak Company (Kodansha Ranobe Bunko) – 16 volumes
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (MF Bunko J) – 16 volumes
Strike the Blood (Dengeki Bunko) – 16 volumes
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (MF Books) – 16 volumes
Uchi no Isourou ga Sekai wo Shouaku Shiteiru! (GA Bunko) – 16 volumes
Date A Live (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 15 volumes
Nareru! SE (Dengeki Bunko) – 15 volumes
Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru Kara, Ore wo Riajuu ni Shitekure! (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 15 volumes
Oushuu Youi-tan (Kodansha X Bunko White Heart) – 15 volumes
Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de (HJ Novels) – 14 volumes
Shin Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Gaiden Tenchi Muyou! GXP (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 14 volumes
(Kari) Hanayome no Yangotonaki Jijou (B’s Log Bunko) – 13 volumes
Fairytale Chronicle (MF Books) – 13 volumes
Juuou Mujin no Fafnir (Kodansha Ranobe Bunko) – 13 volumes
Magika no Kenshi to Basileus (MF Bunko J) – 13 volumes
Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~ (MF Books) – 13 volumes
Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? (Dengeki Bunko) – 13 volumes
Nourin (GA Bunko) – 13 volumes
Rail Wars! (Sohgeisha Clear Bunko) – 13 volumes
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 13 volumes
Hashire, Ute! (MF Bunko J) – 12 volumes)
Heavy Object (Dengeki Bunko) – 12 volumes
Hoshikuzu Eiyuuden (Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series) – 12 volumes
Hundred (GA Bunko) – 12 volumes
Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria (HJ Bunko) – 12 volumes
Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (GA Bunko) – 12 volumes
Kimaira (Asahi Novels) – 12 volumes
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (GA Bunko) – 12 volumes
Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu (Gagaga Bunko) – 12 volumes
R.O.D (Superdash Bunko) – 12 volumes
Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (Famitsu Bunko) – 12 volumes
Absolute Duo (MF Bunko J) – 11 volumes
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (GA Bunko) – 11 volumes
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (MF Bunko J) – 11 volumes
Haken no Kouki Altina (Famitsu Bunko) – 11 volumes
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (MF Bunko J) – 11 volumes
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 11 volumes
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku (Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko) – 11 volumes
Maou na Ano Ko to Murabito A (Dengeki Bunko) – 11 volumes
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin (Dengeki Bunko) – 11 volumes
Only Sense Online (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 11 volumes
Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Rachirareta Ken (Ichijinsha Bunko) – 11 volumes
Overlord (ENTERBRAIN) – 11 volumes
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (GA Bunko) – 11 volumes
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (MF Bunko J) – 11 volumes
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 11 volumes
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (GA Bunko) – 11 volumes
Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou (Dengeki Bunko) – 10 volumes
Bu ni Mi wo Sasagete Hyaku to Yonen. Elf de Yarinaosu Musha Shugyou (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko) – 10 volumes
Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou! (MF Books) – 10 volumes
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko) – 10 volumes
Kou-1 desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita (HJ Bunko) – 10 volumes
Magicraft Meister (MF Books) – 10 volumes
Masou Gakuen HxH (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko) – 10 volumes
Next Life (Hero Bunko) – 10 volumes
Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni (MF Bunko J) – 10 volumes
Reinousha Minato (Media Works Bunko) – 10 volumes
Sengoku Bocchi (Sakura no Mori Bunko) – 10 volumes
Shinmai Maou no Testament (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko) – 10 volumes
Wakeari Seitokai! NEXT (Mahou no i-Rand Bunko) – 10 volumes

P.S. If you know that any of this is inaccurate as of the time of this post, or any series that are missing, please let me know. There were a couple of series for which I found that I was missing the latest volume in these blog posts. This post will not be updated for changes over time.