List of Light Novels Released in English

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! 1
Chivalry of a Failed Knight 1 (Physical release is not available from UK retailers)
Chivalry of a Failed Knight 2 (Physical release is not available from UK retailers)
Chivalry of a Failed Knight 3 (Physical release is not available from UK retailers)
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level. 14+: Things Cannot Remain the Same (E-Book ONLY)
IS: Infinite Stratos 10 (E-Book ONLY)
The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan 3 (E-Book ONLY)
Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! 8 (E-Book ONLY)
Skeleton Knight in Another World 4 (E-Book ONLY)
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Zero 3 (E-Book ONLY)
Altina the Sword Princess 1 (E-Book ONLY)

(Classroom of the Elite 3 has been delayed to next week)
 
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Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
@kuuderes_shadow I think Konosuba is getting delayed, it's down for December on Yen's site and book depository have it as pre-order even with just two days to go, so I think something's up with it. :/

Otherwise I'm importing the first three volumes of Chivalry. Hopefully Sol don't get through these too fast (Ha!), because I'd rather they get distribution outside of America sorted out.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
@kuuderes_shadow I think Konosuba is getting delayed, it's down for December on Yen's site and book depository have it as pre-order even with just two days to go, so I think something's up with it. :/
Yes it has been - I even went on their site and saw it under "next month" - but then thought to myself "they obviously haven't changed the month yet" without thinking to check further... My mistake
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Yen Press have licensed:

High School DxD:
  • Series has had multiple anime adaptations, of varying degrees of similarity to the main story.
  • Published in Japan under Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
  • Series complete in Japan at 25 volumes, making it the longest series for Yen Press to ever licence.
  • I believe it is also their oldest ever light novel licence at the time of licensing, the series having started over 11 years ago.
  • It has an ongoing sequel and various spin-offs, which are presumably not included in the licence at present.

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy / Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai:
  • Written by Shimizu Yu, the same author as Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (Blade Dance of the Elementalers) among others
  • Published in Japan under MF Bunko J
  • Series ongoing in Japan at 2 volumes

Banished from the Heroes' Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside / Shin no Nakama Janai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta no de, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
  • Series ongoing on 5 volumes
  • The web novel is ongoing (slowly) on 3 volumes

In the Land of Leadale/Leadale no Daichi ni te:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan by ENTERBRAIN
  • Series ongoing on 3 volumes
  • The web novel was a single volume which finished serialisation in 2012

Three Days of Happiness/Mikkakan no Koufuku:
  • Published in Japan under Media Works Bunko, back in 2013.
  • The author has written a number of volumes under that label (and achieved considerable popularity from them) but this is the first of their works to get an English release.
  • Story complete in Japan on 1 volume

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World/Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!
  • Published in Japan under GA Bunko
  • Series currently has an ongoing anime adaptation (available to watch on Crunchyroll)
  • Written by the same author as Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
  • Series ongoing in Japan on 9 volumes


J-Novel Club have licensed:

Teogonia:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under PASH! Books
  • Series ongoing on 3 volumes
  • Web novel version ongoing on 8 volumes

The World's Least Interesting Master Swordsman / Jimi na Kensei wa Soredemo Saikyou desu:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under PASH! Books
  • Series ongoing on 4 volumes
  • Web novel version ongoing on 20 long volumes

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Isekai / Isekai Hitchhiker Guide:
  • Stand-alone doujinshi novel (so I'm not entirely sure whether or not it should be posted?)
  • Written by multiple professional writers of isekai light novel

The Economics of Prophecy / Yogen no Keizaigaku:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Legend Novels
  • Series ongoing on 2 volumes
  • Main story of the web novel complete at 11 volumes, but with various after stories published since.

Kobold King:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Legend Novels
  • Series ongoing on 2 volumes
  • Web novel ongoing on 2 volumes

Outer Ragna / Game Jikkyou ni yoru Kouryaku to Gyakushuu no Isekai Shinsenki:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Legend Novels
  • Series ongoing on 2 volumes
  • Web novel status unclear. 3 volumes released.

Her Majesty's Swarm / Jouou Heika no Isekai Senryaku:
  • Published in Japan under Legend Novels
  • Series ongoing on 3 volumes

Isekai Rebuilding Project / Isekai Saiken Keikaku ~Tensei Yuusha no Atoshimatsu~:
  • Originally a web novel published (with a completely different title) on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Legend Novels
  • Light novel is ongoing in Japan on 2 volumes
  • The web novel is complete on 8 volumes
and under their new J-Novel Heart label:

Tearmoon Empire / Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari ~Dantoudai kara Hajimaru, Hime no Tensei Gyakuten Story~:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under TO Books
  • Series ongoing in Japan on 2 volumes
  • Web novel ongoing on 3 volumes

I Refuse to Be Your Enemy / Watashi wa Teki ni Narimasen!:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under PASH! Books
  • Series complete in Japan on 6 volumes
  • Web novel complete on 268 chapters (not divided into volumes) plus gaiden chapters

The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap / Fukushuu wo Chikatta Shironeko wa Ryuuou no Hiza no Ue de Damin wo Musaboru: (English title not finalised)
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Arian Rose
  • Light novel complete on 5 volumes
  • Web novel ongoing on 3 volumes

Tales of Marielle Clarac:
  • I've only put the English title above as the Japanese title is different for every volume
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Iris Neo
  • Series ongoing in Japan on 6(?) volumes
  • The web novel is ongoing on 4 volumes

The Bibliophile Princess / Mushikaburi-hime:
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan under Iris Neo
  • Series ongoing in Japan on 5 volumes
  • The web novel is ongoing (very slowly) on 3 volumes

They have also announced physical releases of Sexiled! and My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom, scheduled for 2020.
 
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kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
86 -eighty six- 3
Classroom of the Elite 3 (Physical release)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes 10: Sunset
Reincarnated as a Sword 3 (Physical release)
Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension 6: The Alluring Cave Baths (E-Book ONLY)
An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 8 (E-Book ONLY)
The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! 10 (E-Book ONLY)
Classroom of the Elite 4 (E-Book ONLY)
Busy Wizard: This Warlock Just Wants to Provide for his Wives! 1 (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki 2
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 5: 3rd Squad Jam: Betrayer’s Choice: Finish
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? 4
Katanagatari 3
Monster Girl Doctor 5
The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody 1
The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Heroes 2
Amagi Brilliant Park 8 (E-Book ONLY)
Record of Wortenia War 3 (E-Book ONLY)
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar 10 (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice and Wolf 4
So I'm a Spider, So What? 7
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- 11
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord 7 (Physical release)
You Call That Service? 1
The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! 6 (Physical release)
An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 2 (Physical release)
In Another World With My Smartphone 7 (Physical release)
If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 6 (Physical release)
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 11 (E-Book ONLY)
Cooking with Wild Game 5 (E-Book ONLY)
Reincarnated as a Sword 4 (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest 7 (Physical release)
WorldEnd: What do you do at the End of the World? Are you busy? Will you save us? 5
How A Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 5 (Physical release)
The Rising of the Shield Hero 15
Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress! 2 (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Seven Seas have licensed:
Buck naked in another world / Isekai ni Tensei Shitara Zenra ni Sareta.
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou.
  • Light novel published in Japan under Mag Garden Novels... twice.
  • The first version was as a single stand alone volume. This is not what has been licensed.
  • The second version is ongoing on 2 volumes.
  • The web novel is ongoing on 11 volumes.
  • Volume 1 due for release in July.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Monogatari Series Second Season Box Set
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 10: Gamble Scramble!
The Devil is a Part-Timer 15
Weathering With You
A Certain Magical Index 21
Accel World 20: Pull of the Dark Nebula
Restaurant to Another World 3 (Physical release)
Banner of the Stars 1 (E-Book ONLY)
Lazy Dungeon Master 8 (E-Book ONLY)
Bloom into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka 1 (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Not going to be able to get on on Sunday so doing this now.

This week's releases:
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 7
I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level 6
Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! 1
Kingdom Hearts X: Your Keyblade, Your Story
The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) 2
Baccano! 12: 2002 [Side A] Bullet Garden
Toradora 8
Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill 4 (E-Book ONLY)
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Over the weekend J-Novel Club licensed:
Can Someone Please Explain What's Going On?! ~A Sign-on-the-Line Wedding Story~ / Dareka Kono Joukyou wo Setsumei Shite Kudasai! ~Keiyaku kara Hajimaru Wedding~
  • Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou
  • Published in Japan by Arian Rose, this is a female audience light novel (in case the title doesn't give that away)
  • Series ongoing on 9 volumes, although there was a 3 year gap between vols 8 and 9.
  • The web novel is ongoing on 197 chapters, although just 24 of those came out in the last 3 years.
  • Parts 1 and 2 of volume 1 available to read now
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 14
Spice and Wolf 21: Spring Log IV
The Irregular at Magic High School 14: Ancient City Insurrection Arc I
Combatants Will be Dispatched! 2
The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life 2
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, Resurrection at Nineteen 1
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World 2
Full Metal Panic! 5 (E-Book ONLY)
Outbreak Company 12 (E-Book ONLY)
There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF! 2 (E-Book ONLY)
 
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kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
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.

There were a whopping 236 volumes released, from 100 different series - 89 more volumes, and 31 more series, than last year. 2 volumes were missed at the time of release (My Hero Academia: School Briefs volumes 1 and 2) and 3 volumes were not listed on bookdepository for unknown reasons, meaning there are 231 ranked from 98 series. Sol Press volumes are not included in the rankings or the above figures as they do not sell through book depository.
All Kingdom Hearts volumes have been counted as the same series.

1 Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 13
3 Overlord 10: The Ruler of Conspiracy
4 Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 8: Axis Church vs. Eris Church
5 No Game No Life 9
7 Tsukimonogatari
8 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 5
9 So I’m a Spider, So What? 5
10 The Saga of Tanya the Evil 5: Abyssus Abyssum Invocat
11 Sword Art Online 17: Alicization Awakening
12 Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- 10
15 Goblin Slayer 6
16 Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 8
17 My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected 7.5
22 86 -eighty six- 1
24 The Devil is a Part-Timer 13
26 The Rising of the Shield Hero 14
31 The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 5
32 Spice and Wolf 21: Spring Log IV
36 Nier:Automata: Short Story Long
37 WorldEnd: What do you do at the End of the World? Are you busy? Will you save us? 3
38 Katanagatari 2
39 The Irregular at Magic High School 14: Ancient City Insurrection Arc I
42 Re:Zero Ex 3: The Love Ballad of the Sword Devil
43 Suspension: Kubitsuri High School – The Nonsense User’s Disciple
44 The Miracles of the Namiya General Store
46 Strike the Blood 13: The Roses of Tartarus
48 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest 5
49 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria 10
53 Durarara!! 12
54 I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level 4
55 Log Horizon 11: Krusty, Tycoon Lord
56 How A Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 3
57 Goblin Slayer Year One 2
59 Reincarnated as a Sword 1
60 Classroom of the Elite 2
61 Skeleton Knight in Another World 3
62 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level. 9: Here and Now, to Far, Far Away
63 Sword Art Online Progressive 6
65 In Another World With My Smartphone 5
67 Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! 7
69 How Not to Summon a Demon Lord 4
71 Accel World 19: Full of the Dark Nebula
72 A Certain Magical Index 20
73 If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 4
75 Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! 1
76 Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? 3
79 Bungo Stray Dogs 2
80 Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen 1
82 A Sister's All You Need. 5
85 Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 1
86 Woof Woof Story: I Told You To Turn Me Into A Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir!
88 Magical Girl Raising Project 6: limited (II)
90 Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero -Promise-
95 Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice and Wolf 4
96 Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki 1
99 Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur & Heretic Merlin 1
101 Combatants Will be Dispatched! 1
102 Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight
105 The Asterisk War 10: Conquering Dragons and Knights
112 Weathering With You
116 Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 1 vol 2
117 The Ancient Magus Bride: The Silver Yarn
118 The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life 01
123 The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
126 JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
133 Kingdom Hearts X: Your Keyblade, Your Story
135 5 Centimeters Per Second: One More Side
139 Masquerade and the Nameless Woman
140 Legend of the Galactic Heroes 10: Sunset
143 Division Maneuver Vol. 1 - A Hero Reincarnated
145 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online 5: 3rd Squad Jam: Betrayer’s Choice: Finish
149 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Anima 1
152 The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Heroes 1
159 Toradora! 6
160 The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious 2
164 Last and First Idol
166 World's Strongest Rearguard: Labyrinth Country & Dungeon Seekers 1
168 Infinite Dendrogram 1
169 The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) 2
171 Baccano! 12: 2002 [Side A] Bullet Garden
173 Boogiepop Omnibus vols 4-6
174 Restaurant to Another World 1
175 The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind! 5
177 Monster Girl Doctor 5
178 You Call That Service? 1
185 An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 2
187 Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) 4
188 Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki
189 Little Witch Academia: The Nonsensical Witch and the Country of Fairies
192 Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World 1
193 Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town 1
194 My Hero Academia: School Briefs 3
195 Final Fantasy VII: The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story
198 Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, Resurrection at Nineteen 1
201 Clockwork Planet 4
212 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Zero 1
215 The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody 1
217 True Tenchi Muyo Vol. 3: Washu


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.
A couple of weeks of releases were done on the wrong date (specified in the relevant posts of the thread). This may have impacted the rankings.
 
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kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
This week's releases:
Sword Art Online 18: Alicization Lasting
Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 1 vol 3 (Physical release)
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 4 (Physical release)
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Zero 2 (Physical release)
An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 3 (Physical release)
Infinite Dendrogram 4 (Physical release)
Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard 1 (Physical release)
Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight 6: The Rebellion (E-Book ONLY)
In Another World With My Smartphone 18 (E-Book ONLY)
Otherside Picnic 2 (E-Book ONLY)
Demon Lord, Retry! 2 (E-Book ONLY)

Magic User gets the ignominous distinction of getting the lowest ranking on bookdepository for a volume 1 since I started tracking them in October 2016. I guess the title doesn't exactly grab the interest of prospective readers...
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Yen Press have licensed:

World End:What Do You Do At The End of The World?Are You Busy?Will You Save Us? EX / Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?

  • Spin-off of the main SukaSuka series
  • Published in Japan under Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko (the same label as the main series)
  • Complete in Japan on 1 volume
  • Scheduled for release in June
 
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