Monthly Japanese Light Novel Sales Figures June 2017

Data covers 5th June – 2nd July

Volume ranking:

*1. 149,230 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 22
*2. *57,300 Eromanga-sensei 9
*3. *47,966 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria 9
*4. *45,485 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 13
*5. *45,148 Strike the Blood 17
*6. *28,860 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12
*7. *26,014 Netgame no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta? 14
*8. *24,447 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side 3
*9. *21,106 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
10. *20,731 Berserk: Enryuu no Kishi
11. *20,677 Isekai Shokudou 4
12. *20,318 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou! 11
13. *17,982 Youjo Senki 8
14. *17,504 Isekai Cheat Magician 6
15. *14,205 Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! 5
16. *13,663 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Hatori Yoshiyuki no Baai 2
17. *12,626 Okitegami Kyouko no Urabyoushi
18. *11,713 Eromanga-sensei 1
19. *11,165 Genjitsu Shugisha no Oukoku Saikenki 4
20. *10,931 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 11

Series ranking:

*1. 203,899 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*2. 124,989 Eromanga-sensei
*3. *87,739 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*4. *60,408 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden
*5. *60,375 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*6. *53,645 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
*7. *45,681 Strike the Blood
*8. *43,834 Sword Art Online
*9. *36,178 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
10. *31,091 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
11. *28,059 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Girls Side
12. *27,381 Youjo Senki
13. *26,337 Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja Nai to Omotta?
14. *25,801 Isekai Shokudou
15. *23,996 No Game No Life
16. *21,106 Gekijouban Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter novelisation
17. *20,731 Berserk Novelisation
18. *20,318 Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!
19. *19,212 Shuumatsu nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka?
20. *18,393 Isekai Cheat Magician

(Source: Oricon via refugee-chan and myanimelist.net)

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

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Tugikuru Books: (release date 10th July)
• おっさんのリメイク冒険日記 ~オートキャンプから始まる異世界満喫ライフ~

Everystar WOMAN: (release date 10th July)
• フラワーショップガールの恋愛事情

SKYHIGH Bunko: (release date 10th July)
• 百貨店トワイライト おしゃべりシェパードと内緒の話
• 図書館は、いつも静かに騒がしい

Honey Bunko: (release date 11th July)
• 困惑の溺愛花嫁

Arian Rose: (release date 12th July)
• Fukushuu wo Chikatta Shironeko wa Ryuuou no Hiza no Ue de Damin wo Musaboru 3 (復讐を誓った白猫は竜王の膝の上で惰眠をむさぼる 3)
• この手の中を、守りたい 1 ~異世界で宿屋始めました~

M Novels: (release date 12th July)
• 死にやすい公爵令嬢 エーリカ・アウレリアと来航者の遺跡

Nox Novels: (release date 12th July)
• 迷宮のアルカディア ~この世界がゲームなら攻略情報で無双する! ~ 1

GA Bunko: (release date 14th July)
• Ryuuou no Oshigoto! 6 (りゅうおうのおしごと! 6) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
• Majutsuou to Seikenki no Kikakugai Eiyuutan (魔術王と聖剣姫の規格外英雄譚)
• Kamikoi! 2 ~Zutto Zutto Toremasen~ (かみこい! 2~ずっとずっと とれません~)
• Zettai Tenshoku Shitaindesu!! 2 Necromancer wa Undead ni Akogareru?~ (ぜったい転職したいんです!!2 ~ネクロマンサーはアンデッドに憧れる?~)
• Kachikomi Kaketara Isekai Deshita ~Saikyou Yuusha Party wa Ninkyou Ikka!?~ (カチコミかけたら異世界でした ~最強勇者パーティは任侠一家!?~)
• Genocide Reality: Isekai Meikyuu wo Saikyou Cheat de Kachinuku (ジェノサイド・リアリティー 異世界迷宮を最強チートで勝ち抜く)
• Gakuen Koushounin: Houjou Shinsei no Kareinaru Gyakuten Geki (学園交渉人 法条真誠の華麗なる逆転劇)

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 14th July)
• 映画ノベライズ 銀魂

GA Novel: (release date 14th July)
• Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita 3 (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3)
• Majo no Tabitabi 4 (魔女の旅々4)
• Isekai Monster Breeder 5 ~Cheat wa Arukedo, Nonbiri Ikusei Shiteimasu~(異世界モンスターブリーダー5 ~チートはあるけど、のんびり育成しています~)
• Oda Nobunaga Toyuu Nazo no Shokugyou ga Mahou Kenshi yori Cheat datta node, Oukoku wo Tsukuru Koto ni Shimashita (織田信長という謎の職業が魔法剣士よりチートだったので、王国を作ることにしました)

Royal Kiss Bunko: (release date 14th July)
• 元帥閣下の溺愛マリアージュ ~薔薇は異国で愛を知る~
• 皇帝に魅入られる花嫁
• 溺愛皇帝と吉祥の花嫁

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th July)
• Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi: Shin Ou no Konin (おこぼれ姫と円卓の騎士 新王の婚姻)
• 茉莉花官吏伝 皇帝の恋心、花知らず
• 花冠の王国の花嫌い姫 クロサンドラの聖人

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th July)
• Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyou Sugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga Marude Aite ni Naranai n desu ga. 3 (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。3)
• Sono Mono. Nochi ni… 05 (その者。のちに… 05)
• Ore no Ongaeshi ~High Spec Murazukuri~ 3 (オレの恩返し ~ハイスペック村づくり~ 3)
• 冒険者クビにされたので、嫌がらせで隣にスイーツ店ぶっ建ててみる 1

B’s Log Bunko Alice: (release date 15th July)
• 乙女ゲームの世界でヒロインの姉としてフラグを折っています。

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 15th July)
• 第七異世界のラダッシュ村 2
• ウルトラハッピーディストピアジャパン 人工知能ハビタのやさしい侵略

Saga Forest: (release date 15th July)
• 墓守は意外とやることが多い
• 明かせぬ正体 ~乞食に堕とされた最強の糸使い~ 2

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• Kanna no Kanna: Machigai de Shoukan Sareta Ore no Nise Yuusha Densetsu (カンナのカンナ 間違いで召喚された俺の偽勇者伝説)

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Puchipara Bunko (release date 12th July) – 2 volumes

Plus rereleases of 3 Regina Books titles under Regina Bunko, and a rerelease of Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Chasing Crimson under GA Novel.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 3rd July 2017

English Releases:

Seven Seas/J-Novel Club: (release date 4th July)
• Occultic;Nine 01

Japanese Releases:

Kodansha X Bunko White Heart: (release date 4th July)
• 霞が関で昼食を
• 砂の城 風の姫
• 君のいる世界
• 幽冥食堂「あおやぎ亭」の交遊録

Iris Neo: (release date 4th July)
• 旦那様は魔術馬鹿2 奇跡を導く燐光花
• 悪役令嬢は、ドラゴンとは踊らない

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 4th July)
• BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL 2

Tull Kiss Bunko: (release date 5th July)
• 専属秘書はカリスマ副社長の溺愛から逃げられない

Poplar Bunko Pureful: (release date 5th July)
• 英国幻視の少年たち5: ブラッド・オーヴァ・ウォーター
• 文学少年と書を喰う少女

Poplar Bunko: (release date 5th July)
• ナースコール!: こちら蓮田市リハビリテーション病院

Dengeki Bunko: (release date 7th July)
• GENESIS Series: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Girls Talk: En to Hana (GENESISシリーズ 境界線上のホライゾン ガールズトーク 縁と花)
• Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin 12 (ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミンXII)
• Boogiepop Doubtful Fukakouryoku no Rabbit Run (ブギーポップ・ダウトフル 不可抗力のラビット・ラン)
• 86 -eighty six- Ep. 2 -Run Through The Battlefront- (part 1) (86―エイティシックス―Ep.2 ―ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント―〈上〉)
• Tenshi no 3P!x10 (天使の3P!×10)
• オリンポスの郵便ポスト2 ハロー・メッセンジャー
• 青の聖騎士伝説 LEGEND OF THE BLUE PALADIN
• Tenshoku Assassin-san, Yami Guild e Youkoso! 3 (転職アサシンさん、闇ギルドへようこそ!3
• ミス・アンダーソンの安穏なる日々 小さな魔族の騎士執事)
• レンタルJK犬見さん。
• 叛逆せよ! 英雄、転じて邪神騎士
• Tenohira no Koi to Sekai no Ou no Musume-tachi 2 (手のひらの恋と世界の王の娘たち(2))
• 少女クロノクル。 GIRL’S CHRONO-CLE

Plus rereleases of 3 Eternity Books Rouge volumes under Eternity Bunko.

Summer 2017 watching intentions

A couple of the series on this list may not actually be watched until Autumn, most likely those on HIDIVE.

Continuing from current season: (4)
100% Pascal-sensei
Aggressive Retsuko
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
PuriPuri Chii-chan!!

Will try: (22)

Sequels: (3 2)
Musashino! – no longer coming out this season.
New Game!!
Teekyuu 9

High Expectations: (3)
Battle Girl High School: Battle Girl Project – placing hopes onto this one. This should be good. It could be great. Don’t let me down, please?
Nana Maru San Batsu – At first sight my instinctive reaction was that this series would be rather meh. But then I got to thinking – you know, this could actually be really good. Only if it’s done right, though.
Tenshi no 3P! – Probably the series that I’m most looking forward to out of the upcoming new series. If it’s done right, this will be at the very least a strong contender for Anime of the Season.

Medium Expectations: (9)
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits – looks fun, but not quite enough information to put in high expectations.
Aho Girl – potential to be great. But not sure if it will get there. Should be worth a watch at least. Probably.
Gamers! – a series I’ve had half an eye on for a while. But only half of one.
Ikemen Sengoku: Toki wo Kakeru ga Koi wa Hajimaranai – this could be (unintentionally) funny
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. – this should be fun.
Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu – curiosity about this title from the mass of fanart and stuff, but it also sounds as though it could actually be good.
Koi to Uso – if this turns into an actual love triangle, consider it dropped.
Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV) – the setting does indeed sound very similar to BakaTest. Not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing, though, and this series will depend a lot on the characters.

Low Expectations: (7)
Hajimete no Gal – Several of the side characters look awful from the PV. Otherwise this would be higher.
Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic – mmm worth a try I suppose.
18if – looks like a very fast drop, but I’d rather make sure of that myself than just not bother.
Isekai Shokudou – I just can’t see how this can be an enjoyable watch. However I’m more than curious enough to give it a try.
Knight’s & Magic – not much of a fan of mecha generally.
Made in Abyss
Piko Tarou no Lullaby Lullaby – Taniguchi Takashi means this is at least worth a shot. Even though this doesn’t sound like one of the better ones of his works. But then again, they never do.

Won’t watch: (27)

Sequel/related series of unwatched/unfinished anime: (10)
Fate/Apocrypha
Hitorijime My Hero
Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi
Kaito x Ansa
Mori no Yousei: Kinoko no Musume
Musekinin Galaxy☆Tylor – not sure if this really belongs in here or in the “other” category. Either way I won’t be watching.
Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
Saiyuuki Reload Blast
Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ (although I do intend to watch the previous seasons)
Yami Shibai 5th Season

Other: (17)
Ballroom e Youkoso – amazon exclusive and I wasn’t particularly eager to watch it anyway.
Centaur no Nayami
Clione no Akari – murdered by amazon.
Dive!! – yeah. From that synopsis it’s easy to tell what will happen, and it’s utterly implausible.
Jikan no Shihaisha – much as I like that jazz music in the PV, I don’t think I’ll have the time to watch this series in the coming season. Maybe if I turned back time at some point I could, though…
Kakegurui – the whole tone of this series seems like something I wouldn’t like.
Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun – sports anime. And football -the most boring popular sport in the world- as well. No thanks.
Konbini Kareshi – Doesn’t sound interesting in the slightest.
Mahoujin Guru Guru (2017) – PV either presents the characters badly or the characters are bad. The same could be said about the comedy, the art, the contents… All in all, no thanks.
Netsuzou TRap – Why the hell would anyone want to watch NTR? It’s only purpose is as a torture device
Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart
Princess Principal
Shoukoku no Altair – murdered by Amazon
Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita. – not for me, thanks.
THE REFLECTION – if I had the normal amount of time I would give this a chance. I don’t, though, so I won’t.
Tsurezure Children – “the near-psychotic girl that pours her own blood into her homemade chocolate” – YUCK.
Vatican Kiseki Chousakan – just doesn’t appeal.

No weekly watching roundups for Summer 2017 + more

Due to my work hours substantially increasing earlier this week and probably continuing over the next few months, I’m having to cut back on certain other things I do with my time, and rearrange others. Amongst other things this will of course be affecting this blog.

Here’s the plan for the regular posts on here over the next few months:
– There will be no weekly watching roundup posts at any point during Summer 2017. Instead, there will be a single season roundup post at the end of the season. There will be no “episodes watched” list on that post as this would be pointless. I may also not give details about many series I watched in that post either.
– Monthly POS ranks will not be posted in this time. These are the regular (more than 2 per year) posts that take the longest to type up, and also the posts that get the least attention.
– Monthly sales figures will be posted as usual, though some of them may be late.
– Weekly light novel releases will be posted as usual, but I will not be adding series to MAL and may not update the posts with changes.
– A watching intentions post should be up for next season tomorrow. Autumn’s post may be late.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 26th June 2017

English Releases:

Yen On (release date 27th June):
• Log Horizon 8: The Larks Take Flight

Vertical (release date 29th June):
• Nisemonogatari part 1

Japanese Releases:

Priere Bunko: (release date 26th June)
• 享楽王と姫騎士
• 海の花嫁 海賊船(?)の船長は、まさかの王子様でした!

Fairy Kiss: (release date 27th June)
• 公爵令息と記憶をなくしたシンデレラ
• 精霊王さま、憑依する先をお間違えです

Dear Novels: (release date 27th June)
• 氷の王は転生令嬢を腕に抱く

Starts Shuppan Bunko: (release date 28th June)
• 太陽に捧ぐラストボール 上
• 太陽に捧ぐラストボール 下
• 京都あやかし絵師の癒し帖

Monster Bunko: (release date 29th June)
• Maou-sama, Retry! (魔王様、リトライ!)
• Ore no Heyagoto Isekai e! Net to Amozon no Chikara de Musousuru 2 (俺の部屋ごと異世界へ! ネットとAmozonの力で無双する(2))
• Kikaku Hazure no Eiyuu ni Sodaterareta, Joushiki Hazure no Mahou Kenshi 2 (規格外れの英雄に育てられた、常識外れの魔法剣士(2))
• Maou-gun Saikyou no Majutsushi wa Ningen datta 3 (魔王軍最強の魔術師は人間だった(3))
• Tenshoku no Shinden wo Hirakimashita 4 (転職の神殿を開きました(4))
• Isekai Cheat Kaitakuki 1 (異世界チート開拓記(1))

M Novels: (release date 29th June)
• Okashi Shokunin no Nariagari: Tensai Patissier no Ryouchi Keiei 3 (お菓子職人の成り上がり 天才パティシエの領地経営(3))

Hero Bunko: (release date 30th June)
• Isekai Shokudou 4 (異世界食堂 4)
• Isekai Cheat Magician 6 (異世界チート魔術師 6)
• Muyoku no Seijo 3 (無欲の聖女 3)
• Muzokusei Mahou no Messiah 3 (無属性魔法の救世主(メサイア)3)
• Tensei Majutsushi no Eiyuutan 3 (転生魔術師の英雄譚 3)

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 30th June)
• Flower Knight Girl -Habanero Taichou to Rokka no Geijutsu Kouryuusai (フラワーナイトガール ―ハバネロ隊長と六花の芸術交流祭―)
• Granblue Fantasy 8 (グランブルーファンタジーVIII)
• Isekai desu ga Mamono Saibai Shiteimasu. 2 (異世界ですが魔物栽培しています。2)
• Genjuu Chousain 2 (幻獣調査員2)
• Utsuro na Ansatsusha to Kyuukyoku no Sekai Ningyou (虚ろな暗殺者と究極の世界人形)
• Isekai de Hunter Hajimemashita. Emono wa Oishiku Itadakimasu 2 (異世界でハンター始めました。 獲物はおいしくいただきます2)
• Kyou ga Saigo Hito da toshitemo 2 (今日が最後の人類だとしても2)

Cobalt Bunko: (release date 30th June)
• 花嫁が囚われる童話 桜桃の花嫁の契約書
• 煌翼の姫君 男装令嬢と獅子の騎士団
• 錬金術師は終わらぬ夢をみる ~ゆがみの王国のセラフィーヌ~

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 30th June)
• お見合い相手に愛されすぎてます
• かりそめの蜜夜~漆黒の貴公子は愛を知る~

PASH! Books: (release date 30th June)
• 最強魔法使いの弟子(予定)は諦めが悪いです
• オッサン(36)がアイドルになる話

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 30th June)
• Youkoso Jiyuu de Heiwa na Maou no Shiro e! Hito wa, Kuzu ni Nareru (ようこそ自由で平和な魔王の城へ! 人は、クズになれる)
• Isekai Guild no Berserk 3 (異世界ギルドの英雄師弟3)
• Kimi ni Ayamaritakute Ore wa (君に謝りたくて俺は)
• Futago Kissa to Akuma no Ryourisho (双子喫茶と悪魔の料理書)
• ようこそ! ジョナサン異世界ダンジョン地下1階店へ

HJ Bunko: (release date 1st July)
• Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 26 六畳間の侵略者!?26
• Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria 13 (百錬の覇王と聖約の戦乙女13)
• -Infinite Dendrogram- 4 Franklin no Game (ーインフィニット・デンドログラム-4.フランクリンのゲーム)
• Maou-sama to Iku! One Rank Ue no Isekai Tour!! 3 (魔王さまと行く! ワンランク上の異世界ツアー!! 3)
• Saiteihen kara New Game! ~Aete Dorei ni Natte Isekai wo Jitsuryoku Dake de Kakeagarimasu~ (最底辺からニューゲーム! ~あえて奴隷になって異世界を実力だけで駆け上がります~)
• Tatta Hitotsu no Saeta Yarikata (たったひとつの冴えた殺りかた)

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko: (release date 1st July)
• Testament Spiegel 3 part 2 (テスタメントシュピーゲル3 下)
• Kaifuku Jutsushi Yarinaoshi ~Sokushi mahou to Skill Copy no Chouetsu Heal~ 回復術士のやり直し ~即死魔法とスキルコピーの超越ヒール~)
• フリーライフ 異世界何でも屋奮闘記
• Shibari Play Eiyuuki 2 Ken ga Furenai Seikishi-sama (縛りプレイ英雄記2 剣が振れない聖騎士さま)
• Bishoujo Sakka to Mezasu Million Sellaaaaaaaaa!! (美少女作家と目指すミリオンセラアアアアアアアアッ!!)
• Soukyuu no Alto Ciel (蒼穹のアルトシエル)
• 欠けゆく都市の機械月姫

Kadokawa Ruby Bunko: (release date 1st July)
• 淫竜婚姻譚 ~蜜蘭は乱れ咲く~
• 福神×厄神
• パパが好きな彼のこと

Kadokawa Beans Bunko: (release date 1st July)
• 一華後宮料理帖 第四品
• ドイツェン宮廷楽団譜 嘘つき恋人セレナーデ
• 巫女華伝 恋し君と永遠の契り

Melissa: (release date 1st July)
• 黄金と鍍金
• 33歳、苺キャンディ
• 転生ダメナース、魔女になる。

Sonya Bunko: (release date 2nd July)
• 風車の恋歌
• 誘拐結婚

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• Saishoukan Sareta Yuusha wa Ippanjin Toshite Ikiteiku? Juujin no Kuni no Kyousenshi (再召喚された勇者は一般人として生きていく? 獣人の国の狂戦士)
• ノラと皇女と野良猫ハート

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Real Dream Bunko (release date 29th June) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko (release date 30th June) – 2 volumes
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 30th June) – 1 volume
King Novels (release date 1st July) – 2 volumes

Plus rerelease of マリエッタ姫の婚礼~旦那様、素敵すぎます! ~ under Melissa Bunko.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 10

Episodes watched this week:
100% Pascal-sensei 10
Aggressive Retsuko 62
Hinako Note 9
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 11
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 10
Clockwork Planet 8
Clockwork Planet 9
Clockwork Planet 10
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 12
Love Kome: We Love Rice 12
Hinako Note 10

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Eromanga-sensei
3. Clockwork Planet
4. Alice to Zouroku
5. Love Kome: We Love Rice (up 1)
6. Hinako Note (down 1)
7. Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine
8. Puripuri Chii-chan!!
9. 100% Pascal-sensei
10. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen

 

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records – one of those “We’re ending where the real story begins” endings, huh? Still, this was comfortably my favourite of the series I watched this season.

Love Kome: We Love Rice – Puns galore. I like puns. Thus I like this anime.