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Kadokawa Seeks 'Next Generation' Light Novel Heroine in Upcoming Election

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Publisher Kadokawa is expanding its light novel heroine election from late last year to cover more of its imprints and contest Re:Zero's Emilia's place as queen.

The company opened the website for its "KADOKAWA Light Novel Heroine General Election" campaign on Friday and outlined the series up for consideration. A total of 25 heroines are competing from the MF Bunko J, Sneaker Bunko, Fantasia Bunko, Dengeki Bunko, and Famitsu Bunko lines. Emilia won a previous election limited to only MF Bunko J heroines in November, but she'll have a hard time defending her spot since Re:Zero isn't nominated. Instead, the election is focusing on the "next generation" of top light novel heroines.

The candidates are:
Sneaker Bunko

Fantasia Bunko

Dengeki Bunko

Famitsu Bunko

  • Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono (Bereave or Bereaved) by Mino
  • Megami no Yūsha wo Taosu Gesu na Hōhō, "Ō Yūsha yo! Shinanai to wa Uttōshii" by Sasaki sakuma.
  • Isekai desu ga Mamono Saibai Shiteimasu. by Setsugekka
  • Saeki-san to, Hitotsu Yane no Shita, I'll Have Sherbert Volume 1 by Kuyō
  • Kenja no Mago by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka

MF Bunko J

The election options seem to be picked in part to boost sales of particular series. Votes are cast via cards with serial numbers that are distributed to customers that purchase one of the candidate book titles at participating stores. There are additional benefits awarded to voters, too. Customers can acquire more voting cards by purchasing more books.

The election will start on April 27 and run until May 31. Kadokawa will announce interim results in mid-May followed by the final results in early June.

[Via Otakomu]

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