Light Novel Counter (July 2018)


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    How many LN Series are licensed by each Publisher and how many books total each Publisher publishes and the what percentage that is in the English Market.

    This is using data from @DoubleMangekyo and @Terrence and will be a simplified version. And I will just do it for the month.

    Yen On

    • Total series: 60 - 46.875%
    • Total Books Eng: 263 - 56.803%

    J-Novel Club

    • Total Series: 33 - 25.781%
    • Total Books Eng: 137 - 30.022%

    Seven Seas

    • Total Series: 19 - 14.844%
    • Total Books Eng: 27 - 5.832%

    Vertical

    • Total Series: 14 - 10.938%
    • Total Books Eng: 32 - 6.911%

    Sol Press

    • Total Series: 2 - 1.563%
    • Total Books Eng: 2 - 0.432%

    Total

    • Total Series: 128 - 100%
    • Total Books Eng: 463 - 100%


  • So I decided to count how many novels from each of the Yen On / JNC / Seven Seas / Vertical series (and their JP counterparts) have been released so far.
    Updates to these lists will coincide with EN releases. JP volume updates may vary for some series (like ones that are caught up), but you can be sure they'll be up to date when a new EN volume releases.

    Title - EN volumes / JP volumes

    Yen On:

    86 -eighty six- - 0 / 4+
    Accel World - 14 / 22+
    Another - 2 / 2
    Another: Episode S - 1 / 1
    The Asterisk War - 6 / 14+
    Baccano! - 7 / 22+
    Black Bullet - 7 / 7+
    The Boy and the Beast - 1 / 1
    Bungo Stray Dogs - 0 / 5+
    A Certain Magical Index - 15 / 22
    (A Certain Magical Index SS - 0 / 2)
    Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody - 5 / 13+
    Defeating the Demon Lord's a Cinch (If You've Got a Ringer) - 0 / 3+
    The Devil is a Part-Timer! - 10 / 18+
    Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? - 0 / 5+
    Durarara!! - 10 / 13
    The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria - 3 / 7
    Final Fantasy VII: Lateral Biography TURKS ~The Kids Are Alright~ - 0 / 1
    Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile - 0 / 1
    Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? - 0 / 1
    Goblin Slayer - 4 / 7+
    Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One - 0 / 1+
    The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor in Another World - 0 / 1+
    I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level - 1 / 6+
    The Irregular at Magic High School - 8 / 25+
    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? - 11 / 13+
    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria - 6 / 10+
    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle: Episode Lyu - 1 / 1
    The Isolator: Realization of Absolute Solitude - 4 / 4+
    Kagerou Daze - 7 / 8
    Kieli - 9 / 9
    Kingdom Hearts [2-in-1 omnibus] - 1 / 1
    Kingdom Hearts II [2-in-1 omnibus] - 2 / 2
    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories [3-in-1 omnibus] - 1 / 1
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days [3-in-1 omnibus] - 0 / 1
    Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! - 5 / 14+
    Log Horizon - 10 / 11+
    Magical Girl Raising Project - 4 / 11+
    Mirai - 0 / 1
    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected - 5 / 12+
    Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me - 1 / 1
    The Night is Young, Walk on Girl - 0 / 1
    No Game No Life - 6 / 10+
    Overlord - 7 / 13+
    Pandora Hearts: Caucus Race - 3 / 3
    penguin highway - 0 / 1
    Psycome: Psycho Love Comedy - 6 / 6
    Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- - 7 / 16+
    Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- Ex - 2 / 3+
    Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon - 1 / 3+
    Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - 4 / 6+
    The Saga of Tanya the Evil - 2 / 9+
    A Sister's All You Need. - 1 / 9+
    So I'm a Spider, So What? - 2 / 9+
    Sound! Euphonium - 1 / 8+
    Spice & Wolf - 19 / 20+
    Strike the Blood - 9 / 18+
    Sword Art Online - 13 / 20+
    Sword Art Online Progressive - 4 / 6+
    Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online - 1 / 7+
    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - 2 / 12+
    Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf - 2 / 3+
    Woof Woof Story - 0 / 3+
    WorldEnd: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? - 0 / 5
    your name. - 1 / 1
    your name. Another Side:Earthbound - 1 / 1

    J-Novel Club:

    Amagi Brilliant Park - 0 / 8+
    An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Slave Elf Bride - 0 / 5+
    Ao Oni - 2 / 6
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - 6 / 8+
    Arifureta Zero - 1 / 1+
    Bluesteel Blasphemer - 4 / 4
    Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker - 1 / 1
    Clockwork Planet - 3 / 4+
    Demon King Daimaou - 5 / 13
    The Faraway Paladin - 4 / 4+
    From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to “Anohana” and “The Anthem of the Heart” - 1 / 1
    Gear Drive - 0 / 1+
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash - 9 / 13+
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom - 6 / 7+
    How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord - 3 / 10+
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse - 8 / 16
    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord - 6 / 7+
    In Another World With My Smartphone - 9 / 13+
    Infinite Dendrogram - 6 / 7+
    Infinite Stratos - 2 / 12+
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? - 14 / 29
    (Invaders of the Rokujouma!? .5 - 2 / 2)
    JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World - 0 / 1
    Kokoro Connect - 0 / 11
    Last and First Idol - 0 / 1
    Lazy Dungeon Master - 0 / 7+
    The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! - 4 / 8+
    Märchen der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight - 0 / 9+
    The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar - 2 / 16+
    Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They've Got the Wrong Idea! - 2 / 3
    Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension - 5 / 5+
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World - 7 / 7
    My Little Sister Can Read Kanji - 4 / 5
    [New Life+] Young Again in Another World - 3(suspended) / 18+(cancelled?)
    Occultic;Nine - 3 / 3+
    Outbreak Company - 4 / 18
    Paying to Win in a VRMMO - 6 / 6
    Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles - 0 / 10+
    Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey - 0 / 20
    The Unwanted Undead Adventurer - 2 / 3+
    Walking My Second Path in Life - 2 / 2+
    Yume Nikki: I Am Not in Your Dream - 1 / 1

    Seven Seas:

    Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet On My Heart - 1 / 1
    The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Golden Yarn - 0 / 1
    The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Silver Yarn - 0 / 1
    Boogiepop Series - 4 / 22+
    Classroom of the Elite - 0 / 8+
    Dance in the Vampire Bund: Secret Chronicles - 1 / 1
    Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! - 2 / 7+
    Division Maneuver - 0 / 2
    The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - 1 / 1
    I Want to Eat Your Pancreas - 0 / 1
    Monster Girl Doctor - 2 / 4+
    Mushoku Tensei - 0 / 18+
    Perfect Blue - 2 / 2
    Record of Lodoss War - 1 / 7
    Strawberry Panic - 3 / 3
    Toradora! - 1 / 10
    True Tenchi Muyo! - 1 / 3
    Ballad of a Shinigami - 2 / 12 (dropped)
    Pita-Ten - 2 / 3 (dropped)
    Wicked City - 3 / 6(?) (dropped)

    Vertical:

    Zaregoto Series - 2 / 9
    Katanagatari [3-in-1 omnibus] - 0 / 4
    Monogatari Series: First Season - 6 / 6
    Monogatari Series: Second Season - 3 / 6
    Monogatari Series: Final Season - 0 / 6
    Attack on Titan: Before the Fall - 3 / 3
    Attack on Titan: Lost Girls - 1 / 1
    Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City - 2 / 2
    Attack on Titan: End of the World - 1 / 1
    Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen - 6 / 7
    The Seven Deadly Sins SS - 2 / 3+
    The Dark Maidens - 1 / 1
    The Serial Killer Detective - 0 / 1+
    5 Centimeters per Second: One More Side - 0 / 1
    The Guin Saga - 5 / 143+ (dropped)


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    ^ I appreciate you. 👍


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    I’ll chuck in my part, though I’m not going through and doing number of published volumes just series names

    Seven seas

    I said make my abilities Average
    Toradora
    Strawberry Panic
    Monster Girl doctor
    Boogiepop
    Record of Lodoss war
    Perfect Blue
    Dance in a vampire bund
    Ballad of a Shinigami

    Cross Infinite World

    Obsessions of an otome game
    Mia and the forbidden medicine report
    Little princess in the fairy forest
    Akoini: contract with a vampire
    I became the secretary of a hero
    My favorite song
    The violet knight
    The champions of justice and the Supreme Ruler of Evil



  • Anyone got any idea how many volumes Seven Seas' Wicked City has? The film's wiki page says 6, but I'd prefer more sources before committing to that number...


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    Sol Press:

    Battle Divas: 1/3
    Strongest Gamer: 1/2

    Digital Manga Inc:
    Aria The Scarlet Ammo: 2/?? (No new volume since 2014)


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    @doublemangekyo Infinite Stratos will end with volume 13, you can change that 12+ to a 13 if you want ;)

    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-25/infinite-stratos-light-novel-series-ends-in-13th-volume/.130803



  • @terabyte Yeah, I know IS vol.13 will be the last. My list only covers volumes that are already released. Oregairu will end with vol.14 and there's a bunch of available pre-orders I haven't included. That's just how I decided to do it.

    If other users here prefer I include future JP releases, I'll change it, but for now it stays as is.


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    @terrence That's way more compact and concise than my list. Just out of curiosity, what do the total counts look like? One of the most common complaints leveled against YP is their glacially slow of translation. It would be interesting to see if their overall translation percentage is lower as well.


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    @doublemangekyo Amazing list, thank you! Does Viz’s Slum Online count as a light novel? It was the only thing here I could see missing that isn’t long out of print (such as Tokyopop stuff)

    ETA: Also the Boy and the Beast adaptation from Yen On.


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    Also does Viz’s LoGH series count? Or is that too much of a novel since no illustrations?



  • @the-green-death @LegitPancake
    To be honest, I just picked titles that were animated in some way or had ties to popular creators (like All You Need is Kill has a manga version by Takeshi Obata).
    But, after thinking it over some more, I don't really consider VIZ a LN publisher. And considering how much stuff they've dropped, I don't even want them on my list anymore. So I'm moving their stuff to this post here.

    VIZ Media:

    Legend of the Galactic Heroes - 6 / 10
    Juni Taisen - Zodiac War - 1 / 1
    Mardock Scramble [3-in-1 omnibus] - 1 / 1
    Naruto - 2 / 3 dropped
    Naruto Secret Chronicles - 3 / 6 dropped(?)
    Naruto True Chronicles - 3 / 3
    Tokyo Ghoul - 3 / 3
    Death Note: Another Note - 1 / 1
    All You Need Is Kill - 1 / 1
    Genocidal Organ - 1 / 1
    Harmony - 1 / 1
    Shakugan no Shana - 2 / 22 dropped

    If anyone wants to make a more complete VIZ list of their own I hope this helps, but I'm washing my hands of them.


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    I made an update for this I forgot to do it for June but around next week I will make a new update for July