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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Tops Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! List for 2nd Straight Year

posted on by Egan Loo
More winners to be announced when guidebook ships on November 21

The cover preview image for the 2015 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel is Amazing!) guidebook reveals that Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) has topped the series ranking for the second year in a row. The book will ship on November 21 with the full ranking lists, as well as an interview with My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU creator Wataru Watari.

Watari's romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.

The light novel series received a television anime last year, and a video anime that was bundled with the limited edition Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (Even Though It's a Game, My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected) PlayStation Vita game last year as well. A second anime season has been green-lit.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the television anime and plans to release it on home video this year.

Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online, Kazuma Kamachi's Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index, Ishio Yamagata's Rokka no Yūsha, Kenji Inoue's Baka to Test to Shōkanjū (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts), and Tsukasa Fushimi's Oreimo novels topped the best novel chart in the guidebook's 2013 issue. Sword Art Online also topped the 2012 issue.

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