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Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2018 Series Ranking

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook reported its list of the top light novel series on Saturday. As with last year, the category is divided between bunkobon (smaller A6-sized books) and tankōbon (larger B6-sized books).

The bunkobon rankings include:

  1. The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done!
    Author: Shiratori Shirow
    Illustrations: Shirabi
  2. 86 -Eighty-Six-
    Author: Asato Asato
    Illustrations: Shirabi
    Mechanical Design: I-IV
  3. Infinite Dendrogram
    Author: Sakon Kaidō
    Illustrations: Taiki
  4. Tsuki to Raika to Nosferatu
    Author: Keisuke Masano
    Illustrations: Karei
  5. Sword Art Online
    Author: Reki Kawahara
    Illustrations: abec
  6. Boku-tachi no Remake
    Author: Nachi Kio
    Illustrations: Eretto
  7. Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun
    Author: Yūki Yaku
    Illustrations: Fly
  8. Gamers!
    Author: Sekina Aoi
    Illustrations: SABOTEN

  9. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
    Author: Fujino Ōmori
    Illustrations: Suzuhito Yasuda
  10. A Sister's All You Need.
    Author: Yomi Hirasaka
    Illustrations: Kantoku

The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done! also topped the list last year. Sword Art Online ranked at #4 last year, Gamers! ranked at #7, and Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun ranked at #8.

The tankōbon rankings include:

  1. Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~
    Author: Miya Kazuki
    Illustrations: Yō Shiina
  2. So I'm a Spider, So What?
    Author: Okina Baba
    Illustrations: Tsukasa Kiryū
  3. The Saga of Tanya the Evil
    Author: Carlo Zen
    Illustrations: Shinobu Shinotsuki
  4. Overlord
    Author: Kugane Maruyama
    Illustrations: so-bin
  5. Monogatari series
    Author: NisiOisin
    Illustrations: VOFAN
  6. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
    Author: Fuse
    Illustrations: Mitz Vah
  7. Mushoku Tensei - Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei - Jobless Reincarnation)
    Author: Rifujin na Magonote
    Illustrations: Shirotaka
  8. Yokohama Eki SF
    Author: Yuba Isukari
    Illustrations: Tatsuyuki Tanaka
  9. Majo no Tabitabi
    Author: Jogi Shiraishi
    Illustrations: Azul
  10. If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
    Author: CHIROLU
    Illustrations: KEI

Overlord ranked #1 last year, the Monogatari series ranked at #2, So I'm a Spider, So What? ranked at #3, Mushoku Tensei - Jobless Reincarnation ranked at #4, Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~ ranked at #5, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ranked at #8.

Kirito from Sword Art Online topped the list of male characters, and Mikoto Misaka from A Certain Magical Index topped the female characters list.

Kiyotaka Haimura (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria, A Certain Magical Index), abec (Sword Art Online), and Kurone Mishima (Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!) topped the list of illustrators.

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