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Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2020 Series Ranking

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru, Unnamed Memory top lists

The 2020 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 Monday. 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. Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru (Seven Magic Swords Rule)
    Author: Bokuto Uno
    Illustrations: Ruria Miyuki

  2. The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
    Author: Shiratori Shirow
    Illustrations: Shirabi
  3. Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun)
    Author: Yūki Yaku
    Illustrations: Fly
  4. Classroom of the Elite (Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e)
    Author: Syougo Kinugasa
    Illustrations: Shunsaku Tomose
  5. Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come (A Romantic Comedy Where the Childhood Friend Absolutely Will not Lose)
    Author: Shūichi Nimaru
    Illustrations: Ui Shigure
  6. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai)
    Author: Hajime Kamoshida
    Illustrations: Keeji Mizoguchi
  7. Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Moto Kano Datta (My Stepmother's Daughter Was My Ex-Girlfriend)
    Author: Kyōsuke Kamishiro
    Illustrations: Takayaki
  8. Kimi no Wasurekata o Oshiete (Tell Me How You Forget)
    Author: Mirito Amasaki
    Illustrations: Fly
  9. Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi (The Tunnel that Leads to Summer, and the Exit of Farewells)
    Author: Mei Hachimoku
    Illustrations: Kukka
  10. Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Aida ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteiru ken (The Time When the Angel Beside Me Turned Me into a Useless Excuse for a Human Being Before I Knew It.)

    Author: Saekisan
    Illustrations: Hazano Kazutake

Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru also topped the "New Title Ranking" list. Sabikui Bisco last year was the first title to rank #1 on both the overall bunkobon list and the New Title Ranking list. The Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru novels' illustrator Ruria Miyuki drew an image to commemorate the announcement.

The tankōbon rankings include:

  1. Unnamed Memory
    Author: Kuji Furumiya
    Illustrations: chibi
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō - Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen
    Author: Miya Kazuki
    Illustrations: You Shiina
  3. The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!)
    Author: Daisuke Aizawa
    Illustrations: Tōzai
  4. Mushoku Tensei - Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
    Author: Rifujin na Magonote
    Illustrations: Shirotaka
  5. Rebuild World series
    Author: Nafuse
    Illustrations: Gin
  6. Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina (Majo no Tabitabi)
    Author: Jougi Shiraishi
    Illustrations: Azuru
  7. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
    Author: Fuse
    Illustrations: Mitz Vah
  8. Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu (The Otome Game World is Rough for a Background Character)
    Author: Yomu Mishima
    Illustrations: Tatsu Mō
  9. So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?)
    Author: Okina Baba
    Illustrations: Tsukasa Kiryu
  10. Tsundere Akuyaku Reijō Liselotte to Jikkyō no Endō-kun to Kaisetsu no Kobayashi-san (The Villainous Tsundere Heiress Liselotte, the Truthful Endō, and the Sleuth Kobayashi)
    Author: Suzu Enoshima
    Illustrations: Eihi

Kiyotaka Ayanokoji and Kei Karuizawa, both from the Classroom of the Elite light novel series, topped the list of male and female characters, respectively.

Shirabi (The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!, 86), Fly (Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, IRODUKU: The World in Colors), and Shunsaku Tomose (Classroom of the Elite) topped the list of illustrators.

Sources: Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2020, PR Times


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