Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019 Series Ranking
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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:
Sabikui no Bisco (Rust-Eater Bisco)
Author: Shinji Kobukubo
Illustrations: Akagishi K
World Illustrations: Mocha
The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done!
Author: Shiratori Shirow
Author: Yūki Yaku
Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirou
Author: Asato Asato
Mechanical Design: I-IV
Classroom of the Elite
Author: Syougo Kinugasa
Illustrations: Shunsaku Tomose
Boku-tachi no Remake
Author: Nachi Kio
Sankaku no Kyori wa Kagiri Nai Zero
Author: Saginomiya Misaki
A Certain Magical Index Series
Author: Kazuma Kamachi
Illustrations: Kiyotaka Haimura
Sword Art Online
Author: Reki Kawahara
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:
Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~
Author: Miya Kazuki
Illustrations: You Shiina
Umibe no Byōin de Kanojo to Hanashita Ikutsuka no Koto
Author: Hakushina Ishikawa
Illustrations: Mai Yoneyama
Author: Kugane Maruyama
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Illustrations: Mitz Vah
Majo no Tabitabi
Author: Jogi Shiraishi
JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
Author: Ko Hiratori
Mushoku Tensei - Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei - Jobless Reincarnation)
Author: Rifujin na Magonote
I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
Author: Kisetsu Morita
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