This is a thread for any light novel news. It's more efficient than creating a new light novel thread especially with the foot traffic and how obscure some of the light novels are despite some have been adapted into anime and manga series.
"Hundred" - the only weapon capable of fighting the Savages, mysterious life forms attacking Earth. Hayato enters the battleship university Little Garden in hopes of becoming a Slayer... but his roommate Emile Crossfode, who seems to know a lot about him for some reason, awakens a sort of unsettling nostalgia within him. What's more, right after he joins the school, the strongest Slayer at Little Garden, the "Queen" Claire Harvey, challenges him to a duel!
The official Twitter account for the Oreimo franchise's Kirino Kōsaka character revealed on Sunday that the spinoff novel centering on Ayase is slated to ship on August 10. The novel is titled Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Ayase if Jō. While the announcement did not explicitly reveal how many volumes the new spinoff will have, the labeling of the title suggests two or three volumes for the series (the jō "upper" suffix is usually used in two- or three-part series, with the latter two parts labeled chū "middle," and ge "lower").
The spinoff is based on the Ayase route from the Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Portable PlayStation Portable game, and will feature a revised and expanded version of the scenario that original author Tsukasa Fushimi wrote for the game.
Bandai Namco Games released the Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Portable PlayStation Portable game in 2011. Tsukasa Fushimi and Hiro Kanzaki's original Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) light novel series ran from 2008 to 2013. Sakura Ikeda drew the manga adaptation and the Oreimo: Kuroneko (Ore no Kouhai ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai) spinoff manga that debuted in 2011. The novels inspired a television anime adaptation in 2010 with a second season in 2013.
Illustrator Sabotenn revealed on their Twitter account on October 11 that the 12th volume of Sekina Aoi's Gamers! light novel series is the final volume. The 12th volume shipped on Saturday.
The series centers on the gaming lives of various high school students who play video games, including: Keita Amano, a lonely young man who loves video games; Karen Tendō, the beautiful president of the video game club; Chiaki Hoshinomori, who constantly fights with Keita; and Tasuku Uehara, who puts on a facade of being satisfied with his life in the real world, but he in truth loves video games.
Aoi and Sabotenn launched the novel series in 2014. Tsubasa Takahashi launched a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in October 2016. Kadokawa will publish the seventh and final compiled book volume for the manga on October 26.
Kadokawa's Fantasia Bunko imprint will publish the 22nd and final volume of Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel series on March 19. To commemorate the finale, the JR Machida station in the Machida area of Tokyo (where the anime adaptation is set) will hang 10 advertisement posters.
Tachibana launched the light novel series in March 2011 with illustrations by Tsunako. The series has 6 million copies in print worldwide.
KonoSuba Light Novel ends with 17th volumes this year:
Kadokawa is listing the 17th volume of Natsume Akatsuki's KONOSUBA (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! or Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!) light novel series as the final volume. The volume will ship on May 1.
The original story centers on Kazuma, a shut-in student who dies in a traffic accident, but meets the goddess Aqua after death. He is given the chance to reincarnate in a fantasy world and can keep one thing with him. When he decides to choose Aqua herself, they are both transported to their new lives. The pair go on quests to earn just enough to buy food, shelter, and clothing, and eventually hire the sorceress Megumin and swordswoman Darkness, who they quickly learn are just as useless as they are.
Deathbound Duke's Daughter (Shini Yasui Kōshaku Reijō) by author Terasu Senoo and illustrator Munashichi
One evening in early spring, eight-year-old Erika Aurelia realizes she's the detestable little villainess from an otome game called Liber Monstrorum: The Winter Maiden and the Phantasmic Beasts.
As if that wasn't bad enough already, Erika's role in the game is to pester the main character... and then die in order to kick off a mysterious series of events! These incidents are different in each love interest's route, and seven routes means seven deaths to avoid.
Not one to throw in the towel, Erika knows she must take action to destroy her death flags—and since her life is on the line, there's no time to lose!
Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess (Mozō Ōjo Sōdōki Fake Fake) by author Ichiro Sakaki and illustrator Kaori Fujita
Kyouhei is the kind of person to cherish every moment of his peaceful, ‘normal’ everyday life. Choose whichever synonym you like; he just wants a quiet life. However, with his dad being involved in some really shady businesses, his best friend being a wannabe rockstar, and his schoolmate Sanae... being Sanae, that's easier said than done, but he does his best.
One day, he ends up accidentally releasing a naked girl from a coffin, who has no idea what ‘normal’ means. Unfortunately for him, Kyouhei can kiss that peace and quiet goodbye.
Now, on top of his dad's lack of regard for anything approaching common sense or decency, his friend's thirst for excitement, and his admirer's... attention, Kyouhei has to deal with a (self-proclaimed) body double android of a princess from some European country?
He just wants off this fake fake princess' wild ride!
Wild Last Boss Appeared! (Yasei no Last Boss ga Arawareta!) by author Firehead and illustrator YahaKo
The year is 2800 and Lufas Maphaahl – The Black-Winged Tyrant, Great Conqueror, and leader of the Twelve Heavenly Stars – has returned.
A man wakes up in the body of his MMO character 200 years after her defeat during an player-made event in the game, Exgate Online. Now, he's stuck in her body. But this isn't a game, it's real. With her reign long over, and her legacy one of fear, Lufas must journey through the world of Exgate, looking for answers, possible comrades, and all the monsters her “death” unleashed upon the world...
Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill (Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hōrō Meshi ) by author Ren Eguchi and illustrator Akagishi K
Mukouda Tsuyoshi was nothing special in modern Japan, so when he was summoned to a world of swordplay and sorcery, he thought he was ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Too bad the kingdom that summoned him only got him by mistake! Not only was he not one of the three summoned heroes, but his stats were laughable compared to theirs.
On top of that, there's something really sketchy about this kingdom... "Ah, these people are the kind to try and use the Hero," he realized, and immediately left to make his own way in this other world. The only thing Mukouda can rely on is his unique skill: the "Online Supermarket," a skill that allows him to buy modern goods in a fantasy world. It's useless for combat, but if he plays his cards right, he could lead a comfortable life, maybe? At least, that's what Mukouda thinks, but it turns out modern food bought with this skill has some absurd effects!
What happens when Mukouda introduces ridiculously tasty modern cooking to a fantasy world like this? He gets some ridiculous repeat customers begging for more...!
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT