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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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)

Last month: January 2017
Next month: March 2017

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.

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 6th March 2017

English Releases:

Viz Media: (release date 7th March)
• Naruto: Sasuke’s Story [Sunrise]

Japanese Releases:

Berry’s Bunko: (release date 9th March)
• クールなCEOと社内政略結婚!?
• 強引男子のイジワルで甘い独占欲
• 逆境シンデレラ~御曹司の強引な求愛~
• 冷徹社長が溺愛キス!?
• 臨時社長秘書は今日も巻き込まれてます!

Dengeki Bunko: (release date 10th March)
• Shinsetsu Ookami to Koushinryou: Ookami to Youhishi 2 (新説 狼と香辛料 狼と羊皮紙II)
• Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online 6 One Summer Day (ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンラインVI ―ワン・サマー・デイ―)
• Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Spin-off: Koguchi-san to Boku no Biblia Fight-bu Katsudou Nisshi (ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖スピンオフ こぐちさんと僕のビブリアファイト部活動日誌)
• Tenshi no 3P! x9 (天使の3P!×9)
• Saikyou wo Kojiraseta Level Counter Stop Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten 4 Sono Na wa “Buu Buu” (最強をこじらせたレベルカンスト剣聖女ベアトリーチェの弱点(4) その名は『ぶーぶー』)
• KiraPuri-Ojisan to Youjo-Senpai (キラプリおじさんと幼女先輩)
• 終奏のリフレイン
• オリンポスの郵便ポスト
• Nuiage! Nugashite? Kisekaeru!! Kanojo ga Koukou Debut ni Shippai shite Hikikomoritokashita no de, Ore ga Fashion wo Coordinate suru Koto ni. (縫い上げ! 脱がして? 着せかえる!! 彼女が高校デビューに失敗して引きこもりと化したので、俺が青春をコーディネートすることに。)
• スティール!! 最凶の人造魔術士と最強の魔術回収屋

Kadokawa BOOKS: (release date 10th March)
• Legend 8 (レジェンド 8)
• 緑王の盾と真冬の国2
• Escape Sheep Land (エスケープ・シープ・ランド)
• Hidarikiki Datta kara Isekai ni Tsureteikareta 5 (左利きだったから異世界に連れて行かれた 5)
• Ginga Chuushinten -Almagest Chuuiki- (銀河中心点‐アルマゲスト宙域‐)

Everystar WOMAN: (release date 10th March)
• 毎週木曜日

Dengeki Game Bunko: (release date 10th March)
• テイルズ オブ ベルセリア 上

TO Books: (release date 10th March)
• 本好きの下剋上~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~ 第三部
• おかしな転生VI 糖衣菓子は争いの元

Arian Rose: (release date 11th March)
• Akuyaku Reijou Koukyuu Monogatari 5 (悪役令嬢後宮物語 5)
• Akuyaku Tensei Dakedo Doushite Kounatta. 2 (悪役転生だけどどうしてこうなった。 2)
• Akuyaku Reijou no Torimaki Yameyou to Omoimasu 1 (悪役令嬢の取り巻きやめようと思います 1)

Nox Novels: (release date 11th March)
• ゾンビのあふれた世界で俺だけが襲われない 3

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• 童貞チート 最強社畜、異世界にたつ

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 10th March) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 10th March) – 1 volum

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 27th February 2017

Various things held up this post this week, which is why the post is going up late and I haven’t done any MAL submissions or corresponding title additions. Sorry.

English Releases:

Vertical: (release date 28th February)
• Bakemonogatari part 2

Japanese Releases:

Hero Bunko: (release date 27th February)
• Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo 7 (異世界迷宮でハーレムを 7)
• 7th 4 (セブンス 4)
• Kenja no Tsurugi 4 (賢者の剣 4)
• Tensei Majutsushi no Eiyuutan 2 (転生魔術師の英雄譚 2)
• 康太の異世界ごはん 2

Dear Novels: (release date 27th February)
• それは団長、あなたです。

Regina Books: (release date 27th February)
• 私は言祝の神子らしい※ただし監禁中

Famitsuu Bunko: (release date 28th February)
• Flower Knight Girl: Episode Collection 2 (フラワーナイトガール エピソードコレクション2)
• Flower Knight Girl -Kishi Gakkou ni Onamomi Oujo no Kakumei wo!- (フラワーナイトガール ―騎士学校にオナモミ王女の革命を!―)
• Himajin, Maou no Sugata de Isekai e: Tokidoki Cheat na Buraritabi 4 (暇人、魔王の姿で異世界へ 時々チートなぶらり旅4)
• Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono 7 (奪う者 奪われる者 VII)
• 佐伯さんと、ひとつ屋根の下 I’ll have Sherbet! 1
• Frontier World 3 -Shoukanshi toshite Katsudouchuu- (FrontierWorld3 ‐召喚士として活動中‐)
• Hagure Madou Kyoushi no Umlimited Eiyuu Houteishiki: Tatta Futari no Monkasei (はぐれ魔導教士の無限英雄方程式 たった二人の門下生)

HJ Bunko: (release date 28th February)
• Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? 25 (六畳間の侵略者!? 25)
• Saikyou Mahoushi no Inton Keikaku 1 (最強魔法師の隠遁計画1)
• Item Cheat na Dorei Harem Kenkokuki 4 (アイテムチートな奴隷ハーレム建国記4)
• Gal Slayer dakedo Gal shika Inai Isekai ni Kita kara Gal-Cir no Ouji ni Naru Koto ni Shita (ギャルスレイヤーだけどギャルしかいない世界に来たからギャルサーの王子になることにした)

Mag Garden Novels: (release date 28th February)
• BLOOD♯

ENTERBRAIN: (release date 28th February)
• 異世界転生に感謝を 5

Fairy Kiss: (release date 28th February)
• Sono Wakaki Koutei wa Yatoware Kouhi wo Dekiai suru 2 (その若き皇帝は雇われ皇妃を溺愛する2)
• ガラスの靴は、ネズミがくわえて持ち去りました。
• 妖精王のもとでおとぎ話のヒロインにされそうです

Mag Garden Novels: (release date 28th February)
• 小説 甲鉄城のカバネリ 追憶の邑

Wings Novel: (release date 28th February)
• ラグナロク~オーディンの遺産(3)~

GC Novels: (release date 28th February)
• Murabito desu ga Nani ka? 2 (村人ですが何か? 2)
• Isekai Teni shita node Cheat wo Ikashite Mahou Kenshi Yaru Koto ni Suru 4 (異世界転移したのでチートを生かして魔法剣士やることにする 4)

eRomance Royal: (release date 28th February)
• 異世界で奴隷になりましたがご主人さまは私に欲情しません

Kadokawa Beans Bunko: (release date 1st March)
• 一角獣は楽園にまどろむ ~ドラゴンギルド~
• 一華後宮料理帖 第三品
• 重装令嬢モアネット
• 厨病激発ボーイ4

Kadokawa Ruby Bunko: (release date 1st March)
• 異世界の王に溺愛されています
• 狼伯爵のごちそう花嫁

Cobalt Bunko: (release date 1st March)
• Hayou no Tsurugi 6 Ukon no Gyouan 30 (破妖の剣(6) 鬱金の暁闇 30)
• 後宮幻華伝 奇奇怪怪なる花嫁は謎めく機巧を踊らす
• 聖女が魔を抱く童話 葡萄の聖女の料理帖
• 飛べない鍵姫と解けない飛行士 その箱、開けるべからず

Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko: (release date 1st March)
• Isekai Sagashi no Consulting 4 (異世界詐欺師のなんちゃって経営術4)
• ひとくいマンイーター
• 縛りプレイ英雄記 奇跡の起きない聖女様
• サイバーアーツ01 真紅の虚獣
• Horobiyuku Sekai wo Sukuu Tame ni Hitsuyou na Ore Igai no Shuujinkou no Kazu wo Motomeyo 2 (滅びゆく世界を救うために必要な俺以外の主人公の数を求めよ2)
• Circle Crusher no Ano Ko, Boku ga Kidoku Through Kimetara Donna Kao suru Darou 2 (サークルクラッシャーのあの娘、ぼくが既読スルー決めたらどんな顔するだろう2)
• WizARding Game (ウィザーディング・ゲーム)

Jewel Bunko: (release date 1st March)
• シークはいきなり求婚中! 「俺の嫁」って私がですかっ?

Beginning Novels: (release date 1st March)
• Isekai Maou no Successor 2 (異世界魔王の後継者(サクセサー)2)

Melissa: (release date 1st March)
• Lamperius no Kyuuketsuki 4 Brotherhood (ランペリウスの吸血姫4 Brotherhood)
• 魔界で結婚しました
• 愛執染着

Shincho Bunko nex: (release date 1st March)
• 天久鷹央の推理カルテV: 神秘のセラピスト
• 妖怪博士: 私立探偵 明智小五郎
• 女王のポーカー: ダイヤのエースはそこにあるのか

Kodansha Ranobe Bunko: (release date 2nd March)
• Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu 7 (異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術7)
• マクロスΔ 2.ウィンダミア空中騎士団
• Homerarete Shingun 2 Fuji Teikoku e no Michi (誉められて神軍2 富士帝国への道)
• ドラどら王子の花嫁選び
• Tadashii Inou no Kyouikusha: Wakeari Inou Shoujo-tachi wa Saikyou no Ore to Sotsugyou wo Mezasu (正しい異能の教育者 ワケあり異能少女たちは最強の俺と卒業を目指す)

Vanilla Bunko: (release date 2nd March)
• 蜜月は優しい嘘~甘党旦那さまとシュガーラブ~

Iris NEO: (release date 2nd March)
• Mahoutsukai no Konyakusha 4 Aoki Umi ni Majo wa Naku (魔法使いの婚約者4 碧き海に魔女は泣く)
• マリエル・クララックの婚約

Level Up Novels: (release date 2nd March)
• アトリエ クエストボード ロロナと師匠と時空を超えた錬金術士たち

Eternity Bunko/Eternity Books Rouge: (release date 2nd March)
• 君のために僕がいる 2
• 甘くてキケンな主従関係
• 胸騒ぎのオフィス

Kodansha X Bunko White Heart: (release date 3rd March)
• Mangekyou Isou ~Devil’s Scope~ Oushuu Youi-tan 15 (万華鏡位相~Devil’s Scope~ 欧州妖異譚15)
• 薔薇の乙女は秘密の扉を開ける
• Genjuuou no Shinzou Yonkai wo Suberu Hitomi (幻獣王の心臓 四界を統べる瞳)
• 華姫は二度愛される

JUMP j BOOKS: (release date 3rd March)
• 青の祓魔師 スパイ・ゲーム
• 双星の陰陽師 ―士牙繭闢―

Sonya Bunko: (release date 3rd March)
• 薔薇色の駆け落ち
• 抱いてください、ご主人様!

Tull Kiss Bunko: (release date 3rd March)
• 妄想女子はお隣に住むドSな上司に抱かれたい

Poplar Bunko Pureful: (release date 3rd March)
• 英国幻視の少年たち4: ウィール・オブ・フォーチュン
• 光と闇の旅人III 決戦のとき
• ことづて屋 寄りそう人
• 水沢文具店: あなただけの物語つづります

Opal Bunko: (release date 4th March)
• 俺様御曹司の激愛包囲網: かりそめのはずが心まで奪われました

Unknown label or not a light novel:
• CYBORG009 CALL OF JUSTICE
• 俺の死亡フラグが留まるところを知らない 4
• 占い師 琴葉野彩華は占わない

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Otona Bunko (release date 28th February) – 2 volumes
Puchipara Bunko (release date 28th February) – 1 volume
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 28th February) – 1 volume
Real Dream Bunko (release date 1st March) – 1 volume
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 1st March) – 1 volume
King Novels (release date 1st March) – 2 volumes

Plus rereleases of 身代わりの薔薇は褐色の狼に愛でられる3 and 緑の雫 2 under Melissa Bunko

POS Monthly Bunsho rankings January 2017

Figures given in brackets are last month’s rankings.

The list below is the POS ranking for January. The rankings cover the top 500 sellers of all books during the month, but those given below are just the light novels on the list. This is why there are many gaps in the rankings. There are no sales figures given for this data, and the data set is different from the one Oricon uses, which explains differences in the rankings. It has the advantage, though, of reporting much lower ranks than Oricon does.

Bear in mind that, unlike Oricon, POS rankings use the calendar month for the monthly rankings data.

Note: Starts Shuppan Bunko has been removed from the list of labels included.

**7. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (010)
*10. Musubimonogatari
*29. Shousetsu Kimi no Na wa. (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (038)
*59. Youjo Senki 1 (RE)
*66. No Game No Life Practical Wargame (054)
*67. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Spin-off 4 (201)
*71. Eromanga-sensei 8
*75. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry 11
*80. Chotto Ima Kara Shigoto Yameru (235)
101. Goblin Slayer 4
102. BLEACH WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU (134)
109. Madan no Ou to Vanadis 16
120. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 11 (061)
129. Youjo Senki 2 (RE)
141. Novelise Kono Sekai no Katachi ni (RE)
162. Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound (096)
180. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 5
187. Tokyo Ghoul:re[quest] (051)
188. Yorozu Uranai Tokoro (RE)
203. Only Sense Online 11
206. Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: Kinyoubi no Ohayou (221)
218. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (RE)
230. Youjo Senki 3 (RE)
231. Shin Fortune Quest II 8
235. Ima sara Tsubasa to Iwaretemo (Kotenbu Series #6) (075)
236. Saigo no Bangohan 7 (176)
244. Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 17
248. Tantei・Higure Tabibito no Sagashimono (RE)
250. Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa (322)
254. Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo. ~Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai~ (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko) (243)
257. Youjo Senki 7
266. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (467)
270. Hidan no Aria 24 (088)
278. Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae Dake ka yo 4
282. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 10 (259)
286. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (RE)
287. Imouto Sae Ireba Ii. 6 (145)
289. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 (347)
306. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 3 (RE)
329. Youheidan no Ryouriban 2 (295)
333. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9 (RE)
334. Tsujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de 2-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki desu ka?
337. Shousetsu Byousoku 5 Centimetre (394)
340. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 4 (RE)
346. Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu 7 (072)
374. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2 (RE)
385. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 5 (RE)
387. Youjo Senki 4 (RE)
406. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 6 (RE)
409. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 5 (109)
431. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 9 (RE)
438. Yuusha no Segare
439. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8 (RE)
440. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 7 (RE)
443. Ayashii Mise
450. Doudemoii Sekai Nante 2 -Qualidea Code-
451. Shousetsu Hoshi no Koe (468)
469. Meikyuu Ryourinin Nagi no Bouken
473. Accel World 21 (028)
477. Kuro no Shoukanshi 3
488. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 3 (RE)

(source: POS via book-rank.net)

See also:
December rankings
January Oricon rankings