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Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019 Series Ranking

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sabikui no Bisco, Honzuki no Gekokujō top lists

The 2019 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. Sabikui no Bisco (Rust-Eater Bisco)
    Author: Shinji Kobukubo
    Illustrations: Akagishi K
    World Illustrations: Mocha
  2. The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done!
    Author: Shiratori Shirow
    Illustrations: Shirabi
  3. Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun
    Author: Yūki Yaku
    Illustrations: Fly
  4. Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirou
    Author: Shimesaba
    Illustrations: Buuta
  5. 86 -Eighty-Six-
    Author: Asato Asato
    Illustrations: Shirabi
    Mechanical Design: I-IV
  6. Classroom of the Elite
    Author: Syougo Kinugasa
    Illustrations: Shunsaku Tomose
  7. Boku-tachi no Remake
    Author: Nachi Kio
    Illustrations: Eretto
  8. sankaku no Kyori wa Kagiri Nai Zero
    Author: Saginomiya Misaki
    Illustrations: Hiten

  9. A Certain Magical Index Series
    Author: Kazuma Kamachi
    Illustrations: Kiyotaka Haimura
  10. Sword Art Online
    Author: Reki Kawahara
    Illustrations: abec

Sabikui no Bisco also topped the "New Title Ranking" list, marking the first time a work has ranked #1 on both the overall bunkobon list and the New Title Ranking list. The novels' illustrator Akagishi K drew an image to commemorate the announcement.

The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done! topped the bunkobon list in the previous two years. Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun ranked at #7 last year, while Boku-tachi no Remake ranked at #6 last year. Sword Art Online ranked at #5 last year.

The tankōbon rankings include:

  1. Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~
    Author: Miya Kazuki
    Illustrations: You Shiina
  2. Umibe no Byōin de Kanojo to Hanashita Ikutsuka no Koto
    Author: Hakushina Ishikawa
    Illustrations: Mai Yoneyama
  3. Monogatari series
    Author: NisiOisin
    Illustrations: VOFAN
  4. Overlord
    Author: Kugane Maruyama
    Illustrations: so-bin
  5. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
    Author: Fuse
    Illustrations: Mitz Vah
  6. Majo no Tabitabi
    Author: Jogi Shiraishi
    Illustrations: Azul
  7. JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
    Author: Ko Hiratori
    Illustrations: shimano
  8. Mushoku Tensei - Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei - Jobless Reincarnation)
    Author: Rifujin na Magonote
    Illustrations: Shirotaka
  9. I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
    Author: Kisetsu Morita
    Illustrations: Benio
  10. So I'm a Spider, So What?
    Author: Okina Baba
    Illustrations: Tsukasa Kiryu

Honzuki no Gekokujō also ranked at #1 last year. The Monogatari series ranked at #5 last year, while Overlord maintained its #4 ranking from last year. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ranked at #6 last year, while Majo no Tabitabi ranked at #9. Mushoku Tensei ranked #7 last year, while So I'm a Spider, So What? ranked at #2.

Tōma Kamijō and Mikoto Misaka, both from the A Certain Magical Index novels, topped the list of male and female characters, respectively.

Shirabi (The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done!, 86 -Eighty-Six-), Kiyotaka Haimura (A Certain Magical Index, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria), and Fly (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun, IRODUKU: The World in Colors) topped the list of illustrators.

Sources: Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! guidebook 2019 edition, press release

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