I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Tops BookLive Best Romance Novels List

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The e-book publisher BookLive! held a questionnaire for its readers to find the best of the best of its romance novel offerings. The company published a list of 50 novels of bittersweet, heart-pounding, and nostalgic love stories based on the results. You can check out the full list in the link above, but here's the top 20 and licensing information if you want to pick up a copy in English.

BookLive! Reader's Most Recommending Romance Novels

  1. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas by Yoru Sumino (available from Seven Seas, film licensed by Aniplex of America)
  2. your name. by Makoto Shinkai (available from Yen Press, film licensed by FUNimation)
  3. Sekai no Chūshin de, Ai o Sakebu (Socrates in Love) by Kyoichi Katayama (unlicensed, manga version out of print from Viz Media)
  4. Hankyū Densha by Hiro Arikawa (unlicensed)
  5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui (available from Alma Books, film licensed by FUNimation, manga version available from Viz Media)
  6. Shokubutsu Zukan by Hiro Arikawa (unlicensed)
  7. Be With You by Takuji Ichikawa (novel and manga available from Viz Media)
  8. Shio no Machi by Hiro Arikawa (unlicensed)
  9. The Great Passage by Shion Miura (unlicensed, anime previously streamed on Amazon's Anime Strike)
  10. 5 Centimeters Per Second by Makoto Shinkai (unlicensed, manga available from Kodansha Comics, film licensed by Discotek Media)
  11. Norway no Mori by Haruki Murakami (unlicensed)
  12. Raintree no Kuni by Hiro Arikawa (unlicensed)
  13. Kurokawa no Techō by Seichō Matsumoto (unlicensed)
  14. The Night is Young, Walk on Girl by Tomihiko Morimi (available from Yen Press, film licensed by GKids)
  15. Hakase no Aishita Sūshiki by Yōko Ogawa (unlicensed)
  16. Kujira no Kare by Hiro Arikawa (unlicensed)
  17. Oishī Kōhī no Ire-kata series by Yuka Murayama (unlicensed)
  18. Hidamari no Kanojo by Osamu Koshigaya (unlicensed)
  19. Ai Naki Sekai by Shion Miura (unlicensed)
  20. Initiation Love by Kurumi Inui (unlicensed)

Source: BookLive! via Nijimen

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