List of Light Novels Released in English

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Sol Press have licensed:
Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement/Rougo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-manmai no Kinka wo Tamemasu
- Written by FUNA, the author of Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life!?
- Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou. The series finished in January 2016, before being restarted in January 2017 when it was picked up for an official release and is currently ongoing.
- The light novel is published by K Ranobe Books (the first light novel from this label to get licensed) and is ongoing, with 3 volumes out at present.
- This was FUNA's first work, but the last of 3 to start getting professionally released.
- Volume 1 scheduled for release in March 2019
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Sword Art Online Progressive 5
WorldEnd: What do you do at the End of the World? Are you busy? Will you save us? 2
My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected 6
The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor in Another World
Magical Girl Raising Project 5: Limited
A Certain Magical Index 17
Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles 2: Blessing of the Spirits (E-Book ONLY)
Ao Oni 4: Grudge (E-Book ONLY)
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! 1 (E-Book ONLY)
 

KingJimmeh

Hunter
Finally, another volume of SAO Progressive. Only 2 years since vol 4. :p

And I am tempted to get Pizza Parlour if only for its absurd title.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Seven Seas have licensed:
Restaurant to Another World/Isekai Shokudo:
- Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
- Published in Japan under Hero Bunko
- The Web novel is not divided into volumes but instead is a bunch of short stories, each one a single chapter. This is still ongoing, but the new chapters have been extremely infrequent since it started getting professionally published.
- Each light novel is also a set of short stories. The series is ongoing on 4 volumes, but with infrequent releases (the latest was in June 2017).
- The series had an anime adaptation that aired in Summer 2017.
- Volume 1 is scheduled for release on 18th June 2019.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Yen Press have licensed:
Wolf Children/Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
- Written by Mamoru Hosoda, connected to the film of the same name
- Published in Japan under Kadokawa Bunko and under Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
- Standalone volume, published in Japan in 2012
- No release date announced yet.

Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur and Heretic Merlin/Last Round Arthurs
- Published in Japan under Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
- Series ongoing in Japan on 2 volumes.
- No release date announced yet.

Torture Princess/Isekai Goumon-hime
- Published in Japan under MF Bunko J
- Series ongoing in Japan under 7 volumes
- No release date announced yet.

The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Hero/Megami no Yuusha wo Taosu Gesu na Houhou
- Published in Japan under Famitsu Bunko
- Series ongoing in Japan on 5 volumes
- No release date announced yet.

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki/Jaku Chara Tomozaki-kun
- Published in Japan under Gagaga Bunko, this is their best selling title that doesn't (yet) have an anime.
- Series ongoing in Japan on 6.5 volumes
- No release date announced yet.

The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious/Kono Yuusha ga OreTUEEE Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru
- Published in Japan under Kadokawa Books
- Series ongoing in Japan on 5 volumes
- Has an anime adaptation planned, although no date for that is yet announced.
- No release date announced yet.
 
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kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Monogatari Series First Season Limited Edition Box Set
Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! 4 (physical release)
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Toradora 3
ECHO (E-Book ONLY)
In Another World With My Smartphone 11 (E-Book ONLY)
Apparently it's My Fault That My Husband Has The Head of a Beast (E-Book ONLY)
Outbreak Company: The Power of Moe 6 (E-Book ONLY)

The first time in a while with 2 ebook-only releases on the same day, necessitating a check of rankings for them. I'm not sure I really needed to bother, though - Smartphone's rank is more than a hundred times better than Beast's
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Katanagatari 1
The Saga of Tanya the Evil 4: Dabit Deus His Quoque Finem
So I’m a Spider, So What? 4
Durarara!! 11
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? 1
Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) 2
Clockwork Planet 3
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: The Novel
Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight 2 (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Yen Press have licensed:
KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World/Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!
- Spinoff of the main KonoSuba series, with the same author and illustrator.
- This spinoff is focused primarily on Megumin
- Published in Japan under Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
- Series complete in Japan on 4 volumes
- Volume 1 due for release 18th June next year
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! 7: 10-Million Bride
The Devil is a Part-Timer 12
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 4
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers 6
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 years and Maxed Out My Level 3
The Asterisk War 08: Idol Showdown
The Ancient Magus Bride: The Golden Yarn
Lazy Dungeon Master 3 (E-Book ONLY)
Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! 5 (E-Book ONLY)
I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse 11 (E-Book ONLY)
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 12: That was the Beginning of a Legend Revolving Around a Certain Island and a Dragon (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Sword Art Online 15: Alicization Invading
The Rising of the Shield Hero 13
Kagerou Daze 8 -Summer Time Reload-
The Irregular at Magic High School 10: Visitor Arc 1
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest 4
Accel World 16: Snow White’s Slumber
Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon 3
Legend of the Galactic Heroes 8: Desolation
Baccano! 9: 1934 Alice Injails: Streets
An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 3 (E-Book ONLY)
The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! 8 (E-Book ONLY)

Lower ranks than usual all around, what with it being Christmas
 
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kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Year end bonus:

As previously, here's a list of series ordered by their rankings at the time I made the releases posts, ordered by the highest ranking volume. Each series is only listed once, but the ranking number is that volume's rank out of all volumes released this year.

As bookdepository's rankings were used, there are no ebooks in the ranking. This is also why this can be done this week, rather than waiting for the J-Novel-club e-book coming out on 30th.

There are 147 volumes in total, from 67 different series. That's 44 more volumes, from 19 more series, than last year, although last year was missing a few.

1 Overlord 7: The Invaders of the Large Tomb
3 My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected 5
4 Nekomonogatari (White)
6 KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 6: Princess of the Six Flowers
7 No Game No Life 7
8 Goblin Slayer 5
11 The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 2
12 Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 12
13 The Saga of Tanya the Evil 2 Plus Ultra
14 Sword Art online 13: Alicization Dividing
15 re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- 6
21 The Devil is a Part-Timer 10
22 I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 years and Maxed Out My Level 1
26 Re:Zero Ex 2: The Love Song of the Sword Devil
27 Sword Art Online Progressive 5
28 Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice and Wolf 2
31 Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 4
32 Psycome 6: A Murderer and the Deadly Love Affair
33 The Rising of the Shield Hero 11
34 Accel World 14: Archangel of Savage Light
35 The Irregular at Magic High School 8: Reminiscence Arc
37 Spice and Wolf 20: Spring Log III
39 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle: Episode Lyu 1
42 Toradora 1
43 NieR:Automata: Long Story Short
44 A Sister’s All You Need 1
45 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level. 5 Hear Me Out, and Try Not to Laugh
47 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 3
49 The Asterisk War 06: The Triumphal Homecoming Battle
51 Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers 5
52 Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria 5
63 Baccano! 7: 1933 the Slash -Bloody to Fair-
65 Log Horizon 10: Homesteading the Noosphere
67 So I’m a Spider, So What? 3
69 WorldEnd: What do you do at the End of the World? Are you busy? Will you save us? 2
70 Katanagatari 1
71 A Certain Magical Index 15
76 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 1
77 Strangulation: Kubishime Romanticist
78 Strike the Blood 8: The Tyrant and the Fool
79 Goblin Slayer Year One 1
83 Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) 1
86 Monster Girl Doctor 2
88 Magical Girl Raising Project 4
90 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest 1
91 Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! 1
101 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 2: 2nd Squad Jam Start
102 Clockwork Planet 1
105 Durarara!! 9
107 The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor in Another World
108 Legend of the Galactic Heroes Volume 7: Tempest
109 Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen 4
110 Kagerou Daze 8 -Summer Time Reload-
111 Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon 2
114 The Isolator 4: The Stinger
120 Boogiepop Omnibus vols 1-3
123 Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? 1
124 Napping Princess: The Story of Unknown Me
128 The Reprise of the Spear Hero 01
129 Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile
133 I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
135 The Ancient Magus Bride: The Golden Yarn
137 Mirai
138 Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
139 Occultic;Nine 3
140 True Tenchi Muyo! vol.1: Jurai
143 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: The Novel

As before, bear in mind:
These are ordered by RANKING, not sales. The same rank will be inevitably be a different sales figure at different times of year.
New series will always do better than ones that have been going for a long time, which is why I included the volume number/name in the list.
This being done from bookdepository's rankings mean that no other retailer's sales are relevant. This is thus a relatively small sample size.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
No releases this week

Last week's releases:
Infinite Stratos 5 (E-Book ONLY)
Kokoro Connect 3: Kako Random (E-Book ONLY)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey 3: Rest Within My Heart, Ghost! (E-Book ONLY)
 
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kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
J-Novel Club have licensed:

Welcome to Japan, Ms Elf!/Nihon e Youkoso, Elf-san.
- Originally a web novel on Syousetsuka ni Narou
- Published in Japan under HJ Novels
- The web novel is ongoing with 8 volumes of greatly varied length (257 chapters plus lots of side story chapters)
- The light novel version is also ongoing, with 2 volumes out at present.
- Parts 1 to 4 of volume 1 are available now.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Yen Press have licensed:
The Survived Alchemist with a Dream of Quiet Town Life/Ikinokori Renkinjutsushi wa Machi de Shizuka ni Kurashitai
- Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
- The web novel is finished on 5 volumes
- Published by ENTERBRAIN*, the light novel is ongoing in Japan, with a 5th volume due out next week. I have no idea if this will be the last volume.
- No release date yet.

Little Witch Academia: The Nonsensical Witch and the Country of Fairies/Little Witch Academia: Detarame Majo to Yousei no Kuni
- Spinoff of the Little Witch Academia franchise
- Published in Japan under Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
- The author has written several shoujo light novel series quite a few years ago, but nowadays mostly writes novels based on pre-existing copyrights.
- Finished on 1 volume
- Scheduled for release in July

*Or what was this... The volumes say "KaDoKaWa" on them...
 
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kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Seven Seas have licensed:
Reincarnated as a Sword/Tensei Shitara Ken deshita
- Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
- The web novel is ongoing on 574 chapters (not divided into volumes)
- Published in Japan under GC Novels, and are ongoing on 6 volumes
- The license is of both e-book and physical book, but only the print version has a release date announced at present, of 6th August.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Seven Seas have licensed:
Neon Genesis Evangelion -Anima-/Evangelion ANIMA
- Spin-off of the anime series, giving an alternative ending to the series
- Complete at 3 volumes in Japan
- Published under Dengeki Hobby Books
- Volume 1 is scheduled for release in October

They will also be giving Arifureta Zero a physical release.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Goblin Slayer 6
Overlord 9: The Caster of Destruction
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 7
Strike the Blood 11: The Fugitive Fourth Primogenitor
Final Fantasy VII: The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 2 (Physical release)
A Sister’s All You Need 3
Apparently it's My Fault That My Husband Has The Head of a Beast 2 (E-Book ONLY)
In Another World With My Smartphone 12 (E-Book ONLY)
Outbreak Company: The Power of Moe 7 (E-Book ONLY)
 
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