English licenses sorted by JP publisher
I already made a light novel counter for 4 companies worth of licensed series, and updating it is fun... BUT!
I wanted to see which publisher/label each license came from. So I went off to make a list, and here's the result.
If you have any thoughts to share, feel free. If I've made any errors, I'd love to correct them.
I mainly made this so I could have another list to update, and I decided to share it with everyone here.
Quick guide for how I tagged everything:
[Yen] - Another
[Yen] - Another: Episode S
[Yen] - The Boy and the Beast
[Yen] - Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
[Yen] - Mirai
[Yen] - Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me
[Yen] - The Night is Young, Walk on Girl
[Yen] - Penguin Highway
[Yen] - your name.
>>Kadokawa Beans Bunko
[Yen] - Bungo Stray Dogs
>>Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
[Yen] - Haruhi Suzumiya Series
[Yen] - Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
[Yen] - Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
[Yen] - Woof Woof Story: I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir!
[Yen] - WorldEnd: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?
[Yen] - your name. Another Side:Earthbound
[SSE] - Record of Lodoss War
>ASCII Media Works
[Yen] - 86-EIGHTY SIX
[Yen] - Accel World
[Yen] - Baccano!
[Yen] - Black Bullet
[Yen] - A Certain Magical Index
[Yen] - The Devil is a Part-Timer!
[Yen] - Durarara!!
[Yen] - The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria
[Yen] - The Irregular at Magic High School
[Yen] - The Isolator: Realization of Absolute Solitude
[Yen] - Kieli
[Yen] - Spice & Wolf
[Yen] - Strike the Blood
[Yen] - Sword Art Online
[Yen] - Sword Art Online Progressive
[Yen] - Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online
[Yen] - Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf
[SSE] - Boogiepop Series
[SSE] - Strawberry Panic
[SSE] - Toradora!
>>MF Bunko J
[Yen] - The Asterisk War
[Yen] - No Game No Life
[Yen] - Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
[Yen] - Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- Ex
[SSE] - Classroom of the Elite
[SSE] - Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
[OPB] - The Rising of the Shield Hero
[OPB] - The Reprise of the Spear Hero
[Yen] - Defeating the Demon Lord's a Cinch (If You've Got a Ringer)
[Yen] - Log Horizon
[Yen] - Overlord
[Yen] - The Saga of Tanya the Evil
[Ver] - 5 Centimeters Per Second: One More Side
[Ver] - Voices of a Distant Star (2006)
[Yen] - Book Girl
[Yen] - Psycome: Psycho Love Comedy
[JNC] - Kokoro Connect
[Yen] - Kagerou Daze
>>Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
[Yen] - Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
[JNC] - Amagi Brilliant Park
[SSE] - True Tenchi Muyo!
[Yen] - Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
[Yen] - So I'm a Spider, So What?
[Yen] - Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile
[Yen] - Final Fantasy VII: The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story
[Yen] - Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero -Promise-
[Yen] - Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts II
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
>>G Fantasy Novels
[Yen] - Pandora Hearts: Caucus Race
>>Square Enix Novels
[CIW] - emeth: Island of Golems
[Yen] - Goblin Slayer
[Yen] - Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One
[Yen] - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
[Yen] - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria
[Yen] - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle: Episode Lyu
[BW] - The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
[Yen] - I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
>>Dash X Bunko
[Yen] - The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor in Another World
[Yen] - Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
[SSE] - Monster Girl Doctor
[Yen] - My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected
[Yen] - A Sister's All You Need.
>>Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko
[Yen] - Magical Girl Raising Project
[Yen] - Sound! Euphonium
[Yen] - That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
[JNC] - An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
[JNC] - Bluesteel Blasphemer
[JNC] - Demon King Daimaou
[JNC] - I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse
[JNC] - Infinite Dendrogram
[JNC] - Invaders of the Rokujouma!?
[JNC] - The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
[JNC] - My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World
[JNC] - My Little Sister Can Read Kanji
[JNC] - Paying to Win in a VRMMO
[JNC] - Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
[BW] - The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress
[JNC] - If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
[JNC] - In Another World With My Smartphone
[JNC] - Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
[JNC] - Arifureta Zero
[JNC] - Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker
[JNC] - The Faraway Paladin
[JNC] - Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
[JNC] - How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
[JNC] - Infinite Stratos
[JNC] - Lazy Dungeon Master
[JNC] - The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!
[JNC] - Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They've Got the Wrong Idea!
[JNC] - Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension
[JNC] - Occultic;Nine
[Sol] - Battle Divas
[Sol] - Strongest Gamer: Let’s Play in Another World
[JNC] - Gear Drive
[JNC] - The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
[SSE] - Skeleton Knight in Another World
[Ver] - Zaregoto Series
>>Kodansha Lanove Bunko | KC Deluxe
[JNC] - Clockwork Planet
[JNC] - How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord
[JNC] - Outbreak Company
[SSE] - Division Maneuver
[Ver] - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
[Ver] - Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City
[Ver] - Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
[Ver] - Attack on Titan: End of the World
[Ver] - Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen
[Ver] - The Seven Deadly Sins SS
[Ver] - Katanagatari
[Ver] - Monogatari Series: First Season
[Ver] - Monogatari Series: Second Season
[Ver] - Monogatari Series: Final Season
[Ver] - The Serial Killer Detective
[SSE] - The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku
>>Ichijinsha Bunko Iris
[JNC] - Apparently it's My Fault That My Husband Has The Head of a Beast
[JNC] - My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
[SSE] - Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet On My Heart
/---EARTH STAR Entertainment---\
>>Earth Star Novel
[JNC] - Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight
[JNC] - Walking My Second Path in Life
[SSE] - Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
[JNC] - JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
>>Hayakawa Bunko JA
[JNC] - Last and First Idol
[JNC] - Ao Oni
[JNC] - ECHO
[JNC] - Yume Nikki: I Am Not in Your Dream
[JNC] - From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to “Anohana” and “The Anthem of the Heart”
>>Mag Garden Novels
[SSE] - The Ancient Magus' Bride
[SSE] - I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
[Ver] - The Dark Maidens
[JNC] - Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey
[SSE] - Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis
/---Shufu to Seikatsu Sha---\
[SSE] - Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream
[CIW] - Little Princess in Fairy Forest
<Web novels from Shousetsuka ni Narou>
[CIW] - Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire
[CIW] - The Champions of Justice and the Supreme Ruler of Evil
[CIW] - Dawn of the Mapmaker: The Surveyor Girl and the Forbidden Knowledge
[CIW] - The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover
[CIW] - I Became the Secretary of a Hero!
[CIW] - Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report
[CIW] - My Favorite Song ~The Silver Siren~
[CIW] - Obsessions of an Otome Gamer
[CIW] - The Violet Knight
EDIT: Decided I'm not adding any VIZ licenses.
@doublemangekyo One correction: Orphen is licensed from TO Books, not from the original publisher.
There’s also One Peace’s Shield Hero, and Book Walker’s 2 exclusives, but otherwise a very extensive and interesting list. Nice job, OP!
(Also would be interesting to see all of Tokyopop’s archaic licenses.)
Wow, this is great. Thanks for putting this together.
@sam-pinansky Thanks, Sam!
...Wiki says it's under their TO Bunko line. Would that be correct, or should it be just TO Books?
@legitpancake Yeah, I'll probably add OP and BW stuff later.
Don't know about Tokyopop though... This list isn't meant for series that aren't being currently published. Unless TP comes out with a new edition of their old licenses, I don't see myself adding them. Same reason SSE's Ballad of a Shinigami / Pita-Ten / Wicked City books aren't on the list.
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Sweet. I've been working on something a bit similar but haven't had much time. Would you like access to the /r/LightNovels wiki page if you have a reddit account? A wiki is a bit more stable than a forum post. (Which is why I started working on it there.)
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@aruseus493 This is just a personal little project for me to keep track of.
The only reason I even have a reddit account is because of that giveaway some time ago.
Thanks for the offer though.
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Having trouble finding anything about Metamor Publishing. Got an official site or something?
Also, would you happen to know the original publisher for the Wicked City books in Japan?
@aruseus493 From what I could find, it seems Metamor went bankrupt (/filed for bankruptcy?) in 2017.
Their site's no longer up... I guess Seven Seas got the Perfect Blue deal before Metamor went under.
As for Wicked City:
Originally published by Tokuma Shoten. (label: Tokuma Novels, and later Tokuma Bunko)
The latest book in this Black Guard series was published in 2016 by Mainichi Shimbun (label: μNOVEL).