Half-year Japanese light novel sales rankings (first half 2017)

Data covers 21st November 2016 – 21st May 2017

Volume ranking:

*1. 292,267 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.7
*2. 285,125 Sword Art Online Vol.19
*3. 264,066 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Bunko)
*4. 173,046 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.21
*5. 148,020 Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*6. 129,377 Musubimonogatari
*7. 102,985 Youjo Senki Vol.1
*8. 101,480 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.11
*9. *95,920 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.11
10. *94,187 Honooro wo Ikumono
11. *92,710 No Game No Life: Practical War Game
12. *91,034 Accel World Vol.21
13. *85,498 Ima Sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo
14. *80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re [quest]
15. *79,431 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.12
16. *74,491 Kimi no Na wa. Another Side: Earthbound
17. *71,009 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Vol.4
18. *69,463 Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Love Letter
19. *68,431 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Another Files “Bourei no Negai”
20. *63,055 Youjo Senki 2
21. *61,604 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.10
22. *60,501 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Vol.1
23. *60,135 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
24. *59,791 Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 9
25. *59,517 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku
26. *59,488 Fate/strange Fake Vol.4
27. *58,999 BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
28. *57,862 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.7
29. *56,710 Date A Live Vol.16
30. *56,001 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.10
31. *55,279 Hidan no Aria Vol.24
32. *55,036 Strike the Blood Vol.16
33. *54,728 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 8
34. *54,669 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka: Familia Chronicle Episode Ryu
35. *54,650 Tensei Shitara Slima Datta Ken 10
36. *54,540 Eromanga-sensei Vol.8
37. *40,080 Boku no Hero Academia: Yuuei Hakusho Vol.2
38. *36,858 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Idol Ouji wa Shitteiru
39. *35,159 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Inkai
40. *34,240 Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Gakkou no Toshi Densetsu wa Shitteiru
41. *33,538 Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
42. *28,622 Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
43. *27,557 Gekijouban Kuroko no Basket: Last Game
44. *25,438 12-sai.: Omoritai
45. *24,273 Ao no Exorcist: Spy Game

Series ranking:

The number in brackets is the number of new volumes that came out in this period. * in the brackets indicates a related anime airing during the period covered.

*1. 707,300 Sword Art Online (1)
*2. 578,811 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (2*)
*3. 540,806 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (2)
*4. 412,086 Kimi no Na wa. (0)
*5. 344,286 Youjo Senki (1*)
*6. 299,957 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (1)
*7. 275,579 Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (1*)
*8. 239,132 Eromanga-sensei (1*)
*9. 231,214 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (2)
10. 168,725 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off (1*)
11. 155,631 Overlord (0)
12. 155,625 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (1*)
13. 151,679 Monogatari Series (1)
14. 140,639 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu (0)
15. 137,160 No Game No Life (0)
16. 123,136 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (2*)
17. 117,210 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (0*)
18. 108,564 Goblin Slayer (2)
19. 104,018 Hidan no Aria (2)
20. *96,624 Fate/strange Fake (1)
21. *96,200 Bungou Stray Dogs (0*)
22. *94,469 No Game No Life: Practical War Game (1)
23. *93,118 Accel World (1)
24. *88,653 Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!! (1)
25. *87,316 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. (1)
26. *85,505 Gamers! (2)
27. *84,372 Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (1)
28. *80,553 Tokyo Ghoul:re (1)
29. *79,133 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (1)
30. *76,801 Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (1)

Note: SaeKano had a release just 2 days before the start of the period covered. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index also had one less than 2 weeks previously.

Sales by author: (note: Sales for some authors includes regular novels.)

*1. 874,055 Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online/Accel World/Zettai Naru Isolator)
*2. 747,536 Akatsuki Natsume (KonoSuba)
*4. 591,486 Nagatsuki Tappei (Re:Zero)
*5. 534,742 Nanatsuki Takafumi (no light novels released this year)
*7. 375,656 Uehashi Nahoko (Moribito Series)
*9. 345,432 Carlo Zen (Youjo Senki)
10. 344,447 Mikami En (Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou)
11. 341,099 Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.)
12. 318,399 Satou Tsutomu (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
13. 317,733 Hitsuji Tarou (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
14. 253,031 Nisio Isin (Monogatari Series/Saikyou Series)

Cutoff for bunko authors: 312,193
Cutoff for non-bunko authors: 246,684

Breakdown of individual rankings below.

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 29th May 2017

English Releases:

Vertical: (release date 30th May)
• The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind

Seven Seas: (release date 1st June)
• The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku

Japanese Releases:

Famitsu Bunko: (release date 30th May)
• Saeki-san to, Hitotsu Yane no Shita: I’ll have Sherbet! 2 (佐伯さんと、ひとつ屋根の下 I’ll have Sherbet! 2)
• Comm-nan no Ore ga, Koushou Skill ni ZenFurishite Tensei shita Kekka 4 (コミュ難の俺が、交渉スキルに全振りして転生した結果4)
• Megami no Yuusha wo Taosu Gesu na Houhou 2 “Henji ga Nai, Tada no Seijo no you da” (女神の勇者を倒すゲスな方法2 「返事がない、ただの聖女のようだ」)
• Oretachi wa Isekai ni Ittara Mazu Massaki ni Butsuri Housoku wo Kakunin suru 2 (俺たちは異世界に行ったらまず真っ先に物理法則を確認する2)
• Kakuchou Shoujo-kei Trinary ~Summer Prism~ (拡張少女系トライナリー ~サマープリズム~ )
• Waga Itsuwari no Na no Moto ni Tsudoe, Hoshiboshi (我が偽りの名の下に集え、星々)
• モンスターハンター クロスソウル2

Axis Label: (release date 30th May)
• 艦魂戦記~もうひとつの日本海軍史~

Regina Books: (release date 30th May)
• 妃は陛下の幸せを望む
• 異世界のオトコ、拾いました
• 妖精ホテルの接客係
• 異世界の海原を乙女は走る
• Daites-ryou Koubouki 8 (ダィテス領攻防記 8)

GC Novels: (release date 30th May)
• Maou ni Nattara Ryouchi ga Mujintou datta 3 (魔王になったら領地が無人島だった 3)
• 信長の弟 織田信行として生きて候 1
• Ryuu to Mahou no Kuusenki ~Hagure Madou Gishi to Anaaki Shiden Kai~ (魔法の空戦記 ~はぐれ魔導技師と穴あき紫電改~)

Hero Bunko: (release date 31st May)
• Risou no Himo Seikatsu 9 (理想のヒモ生活 9)
• Youheidan no Ryouriban 3 (傭兵団の料理番 3)
• Tensei Shoujo no Rirekisho 4 (転生少女の履歴書 4)
• 英雄の忘れ形見 1
• Juussai Saikyou Madoushi (十歳の最強魔導師 2)
• ガルディナ王国興国記 2
• Stylish Bukiya 1 (スタイリッシュ武器屋 1)

HJ Bunko: (release date 31st May)
• Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii? 2 (魔王の俺が奴隷エルフを嫁にしたんだが、どう愛でればいい? 2)
• Skill-kurai no Eiyuutan 2 ~Suna no Meikyuu de Nakama to Tomo ni Tsuyokunaru~ (スキル喰らいの英雄譚II~砂の迷宮で仲間とともに強くなる~)
• 魔術破りのリベンジ・マギア 1.極東術士の学園攻略
• Mamonotsukai no Mofumofu Shitei Seikatsu 2 (魔物使いのもふもふ師弟生活2)
• VRMMO Gakuen de Tanoshii Makaizou no Susume ~Saijaku Job de Saikyou Damage Dashitemita~ (VRMMO学園で楽しい魔改造のススメ ~最弱ジョブで最強ダメージ出してみた~)

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko: (release date 1st June)
• Brave Witches Prequel 2 Orussia no Genei (ブレイブウィッチーズPrequel2 オラーシャの幻影) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
• Masou Gakuen HxH 11 (魔装学園H×H11)
• Ecstas Online 03. Adult Mode to Kakin no Hazama de Poem wo Sakebu Maou (エクスタス・オンライン 03.アダルトモードと課金の狭間でポエムを叫ぶ魔王)
• Kariyushi Blue Blue: Sora to Kamisama no Hachigatsu (かりゆしブルー・ブルー 空と神様の八月)
• Lol (part 1) Hackers Death Game (ロル(上) ハッカーズ・デスゲーム)
• Lol (part 2) Techno-hazard Trigger (ロル(下) テクノハザード・トリガー)
• Kimi to Yondome no Gakuensai (君と四度目の学園祭)

Kadokawa Ruby Bunko: (release date 1st June)
• Gokudou-san wa Yakimochiyaki na Papa de Aisaika (極道さんはヤキモチ焼きなパパで愛妻家)
• 天狼の花嫁
• 魔人の箱庭 ~囚われの淫花~

Cobalt Bunko: (release date 1st June)
• Tenmei no Tsuki: Hayou no Tsurugi Gaiden 9 (天明の月 破妖の剣 外伝)
• 後宮樂華伝 血染めの花嫁は妙なる謎を奏でる
• 七番目の姫神は語らない 光の聖女と千年王国の謎

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 1st June)
• 私の大好きなお義兄様~潔癖公爵の独占愛~
• Hanayome no Uso to Heika no Himitsu (花嫁の嘘と陛下の秘密)
• 隠秘の恋~王女は騎士の甘い嘘に乱れる~

Vanilla Bunko Miel: (release date 1st June)
• Gouin Joushi ni Hokaku Saremashita (強引上司に捕獲されました)

Kadokawa Beans Bunko: (release date 1st June)
• 異世界で竜が許嫁です
• 氷竜王と六花の姫
• Horikawa-san wa Ganbaranai: Koi wa Ya no Gotoshi (堀川さんはがんばらない 恋は矢のごとし)

Melissa: (release date 1st June)
• 大変なことになってしまった
• 真夜中の顔は君だけに
• 少年王の嫁

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 2nd June)
• Juuou Mujin no Fafnir 14 Rainbow Piece (銃皇無尽のファフニール14 レインボウ・ピース)
• Boku no Bungeibu ni Bitch ga Iru nante Arienai. 9 (僕の文芸部にビッチがいるなんてありえない。9)
• Valkyria no Seimitsu (戦女神の聖蜜)
• ドラどら王子の新婚旅行
• Kikaijikake no Daybreak: Episode Aika (機械仕掛けのデイブレイク Episode Aika)
• 暇人同盟 友達いらない同盟2
• Kyuusei no Haishinsha 2 (救世の背信者2)
• ありえない青と、終わらない春

Iris Neo: (release date 2nd June)
• 婚約者が悪役で困ってます
• 伯爵家の悪妻

Kodansha X Bunko White Heart: (release date 2nd June)
• Bara no Otome wa Kami ni Sukufukusareru (薔薇の乙女は神に祝福される)
• Tsuki no Sabaku no Ryakudatsu Hanayome (月の砂漠の略奪花嫁)
• 公爵夫妻の不器用な愛情

Sonya Bunko: (release date 3rd June)
• Uragiri no Kishi wa Ai wo Kou 裏切りの騎士は愛を乞う
• お義兄さまの愛玩

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 31st May) – 1 volume
Otona Bunko (release date 31st May) – 4 volumes
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 31st May) – 1 volume
King Novels (release date 1st June) – 2 volumes

Plus rerelease of ランペリウスの吸血姫3 追憶のファルス under Melissa Bunko

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 6

Episodes watched this week:
100% Pascal-sensei 6
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 6
Sekai no Yami Zukan 5
Sekai no Yami Zukan 6 DROPPED
Hinako Note 6
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 7
Hinako Note 7
Alice to Zouroku 4
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 3
Love Kome: We Love Rice 8
Aggressive Retsuko 58
Alice to Zouroku 5
Eromanga-sensei 7
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 8
Alice to Zouroku 6
Hand Shakers 6 BACKLOG
Hand Shakers 7
Hand Shakers 8
Hand Shakers 9
Hand Shakers 10
Hand Shakers 11
Hand Shakers 12 END
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 4

Spring 2017 Status:

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

Dropped:
Sekai no Yami Zukan

Sekai no Yami Zukan – some of these were gripping at first, only to then be total let downs later. Others never got that far. Finally dropped the series after a particularly bad case of the latter.

Hand Shakers – the music was rather out of place at times, but other than that this was a reasonably decent series. Characters were likeable, even if some of them were overly repetitive in their speech.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 22nd May 2017 (UPDATED 28th May)

English Releases:

Yen On: (release date 23rd May)
• My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected 2
• Overlord 4: The Lizardman Heroes
• Your Name
• Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 2
• Strike the Blood 6: Return of the Alchemist
• A Certain Magical Index 11

Japanese Releases:

Mitsuyume Bunko: (release date 22nd May)
• 聖人君子が豹変したら意外と肉食だった件
• 社内恋愛禁止 ~あなたと秘密のランジェリー~

PASH! Books: (release date 23rd/26th May)
• 梔子のなみだ
• もう一つの物語~転生したので次こそは幸せな人生を掴んでみせましょう~下

GA Bunko: (release date 24th May)
• Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12 (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12)

Overlap Bunko: (release date 24th May)
• Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 6 (ありふれた職業で世界最強 6)
• IS <Infinite Stratos> 11 (IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>11)
• Kuro no Shoukanshi 4 Muku naru Koori-hime (黒の召喚士 4 無垢なる氷姫)
• Ayakashihime wa Aisaretai 1 Koori no Hime to Mezameta Eiyuu (あやかし姫は愛されたい 1 氷の姫と目醒めた英雄)

Lili Bunko: (release date 24th May)
• 可愛い彼は付喪神さま

MF Books: (release date 25th May)
• 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~ 14
• Inchiki no Chikara de, Sengoku no Yo wo Kakenukero. 4 (銭(インチキ)の力で、戦国の世を駆け抜ける。4)
• Youmuin-san wa Yuusha Jaarimasen no de 7 (用務員さんは勇者じゃありませんので 7)
• 駆除人 4 ~水の精霊篇~
• Dungeon wo Tsukurou 4 ~Arasoi yori Shiawase ni Shite yo, Maou-sama!~ (ダンジョンを造ろう 4 ~争いより幸せにしてよ、魔王様!~)
• Ore, Boukensha! ~Musou Skill wa Heimen Mahou~ 1 (俺、冒険者! ~無双スキルは平面魔法~ 1)

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th May)
• Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 6 (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ6)
• Sekai no Owari no Encore 10 Sairai no Eiyuu (世界の終わりの世界録<アンコール>10 再来の英勇)
• Kawaii kereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? 2 (可愛ければ変態でも好きになってくれますか? 2)
• Isekai kara NEET ga Hataraku to Omotta? 5 Elf no Hime ni Marunage shite Takoku de Sukihoudai shimasu. (異世界ならニートが働くと思った?5 エルフの姫に丸投げして他国で好き放題します。)
• Sekai Saikyou no Hitomishiri to Mamono ga Kiesou na Tasogare Meikyuu 1. Boukensha Sekai mo Fukeiki desu (世界最強の人見知りと魔物が消えそうな黄昏迷宮1. 冒険者世界も不景気です)
• Kuzu Kuma-san to Hachimitsu JK 2 (くずクマさんとハチミツJK2)
• 星繋ぐ巫女のフォークロア ‐人狼×討伐のメソッドII‐

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th May)
• サモナーさんが行くIV
• Goblin Survivor 1 (ゴブリンサバイバー 1)

Gabriella Bunko: (release date 25th May)
• 知略の騎士と溺愛される若奥様
• 美貌の王子は新妻に何度も恋をする
• 国王陛下とウェスラーの娘

Dash X Bunko: (release date 25th May)
• Chronicle Legion 6 (クロニクル・レギオン 6)
• Eiyuu Kyoushitsu 8 (英雄教室 8)
• Ore no Ie ga Maryoku Spot Datta Ken 5 ~Sundeiru kedo Sekai Saikyou~ (俺の家が魔力スポットだった件 5 ~住んでいるだけで世界最強~)
• Baito Leader ga Hajimeru Isekai Famiresu Musou (バイトリーダーがはじめる異世界ファミレス無双)

Otomate Novel: (release date 25th May)
• 小説 AMNESIA MARRY IKKI&KENT編

HJ Novels: (release date 25th May)
• 平手久秀の戦国日記 弐
• 陶都物語~赤き炎の中に~ 壱
• Yaritsukai to, Kuroneko. 2 (槍使いと、黒猫。2)
• 勇者と賢者の酒蔵 2合目 ~酒造りの天才が異世界で日本酒を造ってガンガン駆け上がる~

Ever Romance: (release date 25th May)
• 新婚夫婦で恋愛はじめます
• 契約から始まる結婚生活

Orgis Novel: (release date 25th May)
• Net Chara Kari Play no Tsumori ga Isekai Shoukan 2 ~Mayoi Hito wa Josei no Teki ni Nintei saremashita~ (ネタキャラ仮プレイのつもりが異世界召喚2 ~迷い人は女性の敵に認定されました~)

Media Works Bunko: (release date 25th May)
• オーダーは探偵に セピア色の謎解きはビスケットと忘れじの記憶
• 猫と透さん、拾いました ―彼らはソファで謎を解く―
• スイーツ刑事 ウェディングケーキ殺人事件
• 兼業作家、八乙女累は充実している
• 東京バルがゆく 不思議な相棒と美味しさの秘密
• 僕を導く、カーナビな幽霊
• 時をめぐる少女

Mahou no i-Rand Bunko: (release date 25th May)
• Raven Emperor(1)
• 千年越しのシンデレラ
• お坊様と恋愛のススメ

Fairy Kiss: (release date 27th May)
• 飼い主様は騎士隊長
• 猫かぶり姫と天上の音楽2
• あぶない魔王のお気に入り 神様、話が違います!

M Novels: (release date 27th May)
• Shito Senki: Koto Nakare Kizoku to Bara Hime no Eiyuuden 2 (使徒戦記 ことなかれ貴族と薔薇姫の英雄伝(2))

Shincho Bunko nex: (release date 27th May)
• おまえのすべてが燃え上がる
• かぜまち美術館の謎便り

Starts Shuppan Bunko: (release date 27th May)
• 三月の雪は、きみの嘘
• 君が涙を忘れる日まで。
• 世界のまんなかで笑うキミへ

Monster Bunko: (release date 27th May – edit 28th May – showing with a release date of 29th May now but seems to have released on 27th May anyway so I’m leaving it here)
• Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ 6 (進化の実~知らないうちに勝ち組人生~(6))
• Boku wa Isekai de Fuyo Mahou to Shoukan Mahou wo Tenbin ni Kakeru 9 (ぼくは異世界で付与魔法と召喚魔法を天秤にかける(9))
• アラフォー社畜のゴーレムマスター(1)
• Ore no Isekai Shimai ga Jichou shinai! 2 (俺の異世界姉妹が自重しない! (2))

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• Real Isekai ni Dungeon ga Dekita: Fukushuu no Otome to Saikyou no Ha (リアル世界にダンジョンが出来た 復讐の乙女と最凶の刃)
• 町をつくる能力!? 〜異世界につくろう日本都市〜 町の栄華と崩壊の日
• 異世界駅舎の喫茶店 小さな魔女と記憶のタルト

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 5

Episodes watched this week:
Hand Shakers 1 BACKLOG
Hand Shakers 2
Hand Shakers 3
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 6
100% Pascal-sensei 4
Aggressive Retsuko 57
100% Pascal-sensei 5
Kochinpa! Dainiki 24 END
Hand Shakers 4
Hand Shakers 5
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 7
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 5
Hinako Note 3
Hinako Note 4
Clockwork Planet 5
Eromanga-sensei 4
Clockwork Planet 6
Love Kome: We Love Rice 7
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 1
Alice to Zouroku 1
Eromanga-sensei 5
Eromanga-sensei 6
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 2
Hinako Note 5
Alice to Zouroku 2
Alice to Zouroku 3

Spring 2017 Status:

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

Kochinpa! Dainiki – This started well, and ended decently enough I suppose. But there were way too many segments with those random old men. That stopped being funny almost immediately and I really wish they’d come up with something – anything – else. Although the last episode wouldn’t have worked, devoting about a third of the entire series to a single gag? No thanks.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 15th May 2017

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Fujimi L Bunko: (release date 15th May)
• かくりよの宿飯 六 あやかしお宿に新米入ります。
• 浅草鬼嫁日記 二 あやかし夫婦は青春を謳歌する。
• カロリーは引いてください! ~学食ガールと満腹男子~
• ひよっこ家族の朝ごはん お父さんとアサリのうどん

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th May)
• Tensei Kyuuketsuki-san wa Ohirune ga Shitai 4 (転生吸血鬼さんはお昼寝がしたい 4)
• Yuukyuu no Gusha Asley no, Kenja no Susume 6 (悠久の愚者アズリーの、賢者のすゝめ 6)
• Dragon wa Sabishii to Shinjaimasu ~Rebecca-tan no Nii-tan wa Jinrui Saikyou no Youhei~ 2 (ドラゴンは寂しいと死んじゃいます ~レベッカたんのにいたんは人類最強の傭兵~ 2)
• Ossan, Seiken wo Nuku. 1 ~Slow Life kara Soshite Densetsu e~ (おっさん、聖剣を抜く。 1 ~スローライフからそして伝説へ~)

Saga Forest: (release date 15th May)
• Yondome wa Iya na Shizokusei Majutsushi 2 (四度目は嫌な死属性魔術師 2)
• Heibon naru Koutei (平凡なる皇帝)

B’s Log Bunko Alice: (release date 15th May)
• グリムノーツ ~運命に抗いし者たち~
• BLゲームの主人公の弟であることに気がつきました

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th May)
• 狼侯爵と愛の霊薬 ~夫婦円満は別居から!?~
• 死にかけ陛下の権謀恋愛術
• 男装王女の波瀾なる輿入れ

Novel 0: (release date 15th May)
• オカルトギア・オーバードライブ

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 16th May)
• 敵同士だけど恋に落ちました~腹黒貴公子の策略~

Royal Kiss Bunko: (release date 16th May)
• 侯爵様の執着愛 〜伯爵令嬢の愛人契約〜

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th May)
• 野獣な騎士団長は若奥さまにメロメロです
• 箱入り花嫁の極甘結婚生活
• 王子様の花嫁はじめました

Ponycan BOOKS Light Novel Series: (release date 17th May)
• Sukuwanakya Dame desu ka? Isekai 5 (救わなきゃダメですか?異世界(5))
• Aa Yuusha, Kimi no Kurushimu Kao ga Mitainda 3 (ああ勇者、君の苦しむ顔が見たいんだ(3))

Ponycan BOOKS: (release date 17th May)
• 奴隷商人になったよin異世界(2)

Prime Novels: (release date 17th May)
• Unlimited Level 2 (アンリミテッド・レベル 2)
• 南条翔は其の狐の如く 1
• サトコのパン屋、異世界へ行く 1

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 18th May)
• Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 7 (妹さえいればいい。7) (2 versions – with and without a drama CD)
• Yagate Koisuru Vivi Lane 3 (やがて恋するヴィヴィ・レイン 3)
• EXMOD 2: Kuro no Tsuigekisha (EXMOD 2: 黒ノ追撃者)
• ジャナ研の憂鬱な事件簿
• Hyoukai no Leqkel (漂海のレクキール)

Gagaga Books: (release date 18th May)
• 最下位職から最強まで成り上がる: ~地道な努力はチートでした~

Kodansha Taiga: (release date 18th May)
• 探偵が早すぎる (上)
• こどもつかい
• バベルノトウ 名探偵三途川理 vs 赤毛そして天使
• 緋紗子さんには、9つの秘密がある
• 少年Nのいない世界 02

My Navi Shuppan Fan Bunko: (release date 19th May)
• 質屋からすのワケアリ帳簿 ~シンデレラと死を呼ぶ靴~
• サヨナラ坂の美容院

Splush Bunko: (release date 19th May)
• ぼくだけの強面ヒーロー!

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th May)
• 真・天地無用!魎皇鬼外伝 天地無用!GXP15 簾座編
• Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 18 (織田信奈の野望 全国版 18)
• 織田信奈の野望 姫武将録
• Only Sense Online 12 -Only Sense Online- (Only Sense Online 12 ‐オンリーセンス・オンライン‐)
• Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen (キミと僕の最後の戦場、あるいは世界が始まる聖戦)
• Hiota no Kanojo ga Ore no Motteru Eroge ni Kyoumi Shinshin Nanda ga…… 5 (非オタの彼女が俺の持ってるエロゲに興味津々なんだが…… 5)
• Hajimari no Mahoutsukai 1 Namae no Jiken (始まりの魔法使い1 名前の時代)
• Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer 7 (できそこないの魔獣錬磨師7)
• Ota-cir no Hime to Koi ga Dekiru Wake ga Nai. 4 (オタサーの姫と恋ができるわけがない。4)
• Ore no Seishun wo Ikeie ni, Kanojo no Maegami wo Open 2 (俺の青春を生け贄に、彼女の前髪をオープン2)
• Yuusha no Party de, Boku dake Nigun!? 2 (勇者のパーティで、僕だけ二軍!? 2)
• 追伸 ソラゴトに微笑んだ君へ2
• Majutsu Gakuen Ryouiki no Berserker 2 Gouman Hime Shourai (魔術学園領域の拳王2 傲慢姫招来)
• Sekiyu-chan (Yome) (せきゆちゃん(嫁))

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th May)
• ソード・ワールド2.0 ラクシアゴッドブック
• ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ 竜伯爵は没落しました!2

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th May)
• Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… 5 (乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…5)
• 恋人に捨てられたので、皇子様に逆告白しました

Red Rising Books: (release date 20th May)
• Frontiers: Bucket-san no Komakame na Kaitakuki (ふろんてぃあーず バケツさんの細かめな開拓記)
• Makaigaeri Rettou Nouryokusha (魔界帰りの劣等能力者)
• Kooritsukai wa Eikou no Yume wo Miru (氷使いは栄光の夢を見る)
• Jijutsushi wa Yuusha ni Narenai (呪術師は勇者になれない)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 恋するエクソシスト5
• JKと7人の神様

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 19th May) – 2 volumes
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 19th May) – 1 volume
Bishoujo Bunko (release date 20th May) – 3 volumes

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 weeks 3 and 4

I pushed the two weeks together as during the first I hardly watched anything, while during the second I watched quite a bit.

Episodes watched the past 2 weeks:
Eromanga-sensei 1
Eromanga-sensei 2
Aggressive Retsuko 55
KochinPa! Dainiki 22
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys 1
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys 2
Clockwork Planet 1
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 4
Hinako Note 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 5
Love Kome: We Love Rice 5
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 3
100% Pascal-Sensei 2
KochinPa! Dainiki 23
Aggressive Retsuko 56
Clockwork Planet 2
Clockwork Planet 3
Clockwork Planet 4
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 5
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 6
100% Pascal-sensei 3
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys 3 DROPPED
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 4
Love Kome: We Love Rice  6
Eromanga-sensei 3

Spring 2017 Status:

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

Dropped:
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys

Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys – dropped as soon as the brother came in. The series doesn’t have enough value to compensate for the awkwardness. Didn’t like the fact that they kept breaking up important scenes with fragments of the OP either.

Still got 10 things left on the intend to watch list, which is more than I’m actually watching. Why does this always happen?