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] - The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life
[Yen] - Another
[Yen] - Another: Episode S
[Yen] - Interspecies Reviewers
[Yen] - 5 Centimeters per Second
[Yen] - The Boy and the Beast
[Yen] - Children Who Chase Lost Voices
[Yen] - Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
[Yen] - The Garden of Words
[Yen] - The Miracles of the Namiya General Store
[Yen] - Mirai
[Yen] - Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me
[Yen] - The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
[Yen] - Penguin Highway
[Yen] - The Place Promised in Our Early Days
[Yen] - Weathering With You
[Yen] - Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki
[Yen] - your name.
[JNC] - Beatless
>>Kadokawa Beans Bunko
[Yen] - Bungo Stray Dogs
[Yen] - I’m the Villainous Daughter, So I’m Keeping the Last Boss
[JNC] - Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower
>>Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
[Yen] - Little Witch Academia: The Nonsensical Witch and the Country of the Fairies
>>Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
[Yen] - Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside
[Yen] - Combatants Will Be Dispatched!
[Yen] - Haruhi Suzumiya Series
[Yen] - Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
[Yen] - Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
[Yen] - Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Bonus Story
[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] - The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
[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 (volume 1)
>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] - Durarara!! SH
[Yen] - The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria
[Yen] - The Irregular at Magic High School
[Yen] - The Isolator: Realization of Absolute Solitude
[Yen] - Kieli
[Yen] - Rascal Does Not Dream Series
[Yen] - Reign of the Seven Spellblades
[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] - Adachi and Shimamura
[SSE] - Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka
[SSE] - Boogiepop Series (volumes 1-6)
[SSE] - Strawberry Panic
[SSE] - Toradora!
>ASCII Media Works
[Yen] - Magistealth Bad Trip
[Yen] - Unnamed Memory
>ASCII Media Works
>>Media Works Bunko
[Yen] - Three Days of Happiness
>ASCII Media Works
>>Dengeki Hobby Books
[SSE] - Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA
[Yen] - If the RPG World Had Social Media
>>MF Bunko J
[Yen] - The Asterisk War
[Yen] - The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy
[Yen] - The Detective is Already Dead
[Yen] - No Game No Life
[Yen] - Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
[Yen] - Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- Ex
[Yen] - Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen
[SSE] - Classroom of the Elite
[SSE] - The Invincible Shovel
[SSE] - Muscles are Better Than Magic!
[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] - The Eminence in Shadow
[Yen] - In the Land of Leadale
[Yen] - The King of the Dead at the Dark Palace
[Yen] - Log Horizon
[Yen] - Overlord
[Yen] - The Saga of Tanya the Evil
[SSE] - The NPCs in this Village Sim Game Must Be Real!
[SSE] - The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen
[Kod] - 5 Centimeters per Second: one more side
[Kod] - Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love/ Across the Stars
[Yen] - Bond and Book
[Yen] - Book Girl
[Yen] - The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Heroes
[Yen] - Psycome: Psycho Love Comedy
[Yen] - The Undead King’s Reign of Peace
[JNC] - Altina the Sword Princess
[JNC] - Kokoro Connect
[Yen] - Kagerou Daze
>>Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
[Yen] - Date A Live
[Yen] - Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
[Yen] - The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
[Yen] - High School DxD
[Yen] - Last Round Arthurs
[Yen] - May These Leaden Battlegrounds Leave No Trace
[Yen] - Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
[Yen] - Spy Classroom
[JNC] - Amagi Brilliant Park
[JNC] - Full Metal Panic!
[JNC] - Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance
[JNC] - Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I'm Gonna Tell Her How I Feel!
[JNC] - Slayers
[SSE] - True Tenchi Muyo!
[Yen] - Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense
[Yen] - Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
[Yen] - Hazure Skill: The Guild Member with a Worthless Skill Is Actually a Legendary Assassin
[Yen] - The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
[Yen] - So I'm a Spider, So What?
[Yen] - The World's Strongest Rearguard: Labyrinth Country's Novice Seeker
[Yen] - Yokohama Station SF
[SSE] - Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter
[SSE] - Reborn as a Space Mercenary: I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship!
[SSE] - The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
[Yen] - Meikyuu: Labyrinth Kingdom, A Tactical Fantasy World Survival Guide
[Yen] - Final Fantasy I * II * III: Memory of Heroes
[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] - Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments After
[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
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts X: Your Keyblade, Your Story
[Yen] - Kingdom Hearts III
[SQE] - Balan Wonderworld: Maestro of Mystery, Theatre of Wonders
[SQE] - Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future
[SQE] - NieR:Automata - YoRHa Boys
>>G Fantasy Novels
[Yen] - PandoraHearts ~Caucus Race~
[JNC] - Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight (vol.14+)
[JNC] - Walking My Second Path in Life (vol.3)
[SSE] - Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (vol.14+)
[SSE] - Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling (vol.13+)
>>Square Enix Novels
[CIW] - emeth: Island of Golems
[Yen] - The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
[Yen] - The Executioner and Her Way of Life
[Yen] - The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?)
[Yen] - Goblin Slayer
[Yen] - Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One
[Yen] - High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!
[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
[Yen] - Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town
[Yen] - You Call That Service?
[JNC] - Are You Okay With a Slightly Older Girlfriend?
[JNC] - My Friend's Little Sister Has It In For Me!
[JNC] - She's the Cutest... But We're Just Friends!
[BW] - The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
[Sol] - Chivalry of a Failed Knight
[Yen] - Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana
[Yen] - I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
[Yen] - I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister
[Yen] - A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga
[Yen] - Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
>>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
[SSE] - Hello World
[SSE] - Ride Your Wave
[Yen] - Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki
[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 (volume 1)
[Yen] - I'm a "Behemoth," an S-Ranked Monster, but Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl's Pet
[Yen] - That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
[JNC] - The Great Cleric: White-Collar Survival in Another World
[JNC] - The Magician Who Rose From Failure: Tales of War and Magic
[SSE] - Berserk of Gluttony
[SSE] - Reincarnated as a Sword
[SSE] - ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword!
[SSE] - She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wiseman
[SSE] - Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
[Sol] - The Game Master has Logged In to Another World
[Sol] - I Surrendered My Sword for a New Life as a Mage
[Sol] - Let This Grieving Soul Retire! Woe is the Weakling Who Leads the Strongest Party
[CIW] - Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin
[SSE] - The Haunted Bookstore – Gateway to a Parallel Universe
[CIW] - Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami: A Tale of Living Alongside Spirits
[JNC] - An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
[JNC] - Bluesteel Blasphemer
[JNC] - Demon King Daimaou
[JNC] - The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan
[JNC] - The Holy Knight's Dark Road
[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] - Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire ♀
[JNC] - Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
[JNC] - The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes
[JNC] - When the Clock Strikes Z
[JNC] - Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess
[BW] - The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress
[Sol] - Redefining the Meta at VRMMO Academy
[Sol] - Why Shouldn't a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?!
[JNC] - By the Grace of the Gods
[JNC] - Cooking with Wild Game
[JNC] - If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
[JNC] - In Another World With My Smartphone
[JNC] - Record of Wortenia War
[JNC] - Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!
[SSE] - The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary
[JNC] - Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
[JNC] - Arifureta Zero
[JNC] - Black Summoner
[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] - Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party
[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
[JNC] - Our Crappy Social Game Club Is Gonna Make the Most Epic Game
[JNC] - There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF!
[JNC] - WATARU!!! The Hot-Blooded Fighting Teen & His Epic Adventures in a Fantasy World After Stopping a Truck with His Bare Hands!!
[SSE] - Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells
[SSE] - Loner Life in Another World
[SSE] - The Most Notorious “Talker” Runs the World’s Greatest Clan
[SSE] - My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s
[TTB] - There's no way a side character like me could be popular, right?
[TTB] - World Teacher
[Sol] - Battle Divas
[Sol] - Strongest Gamer: Let’s Play in Another World
[JNC] - Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill
[JNC] - Dungeon Busters
[JNC] - Fushi no Kami: Rebuilding Civilization Starts with a Village
[JNC] - Gear Drive
[JNC] - I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again!
[JNC] - Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress!
[JNC] - The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
[SSE] - Disciple of the Lich: Or How I Was Cursed by the Gods and Dropped Into the Abyss!
[SSE] - Skeleton Knight in Another World
[TTB] - Welcome to the Outcast's Restaurant!
[Kod] - The Ghost in the Shell: Five New Short Stories
[Kod] - Zaregoto Series (volumes 1-3)
>>Kodansha Lanove Bunko | KC Deluxe
[JNC] - Clockwork Planet
[JNC] - How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord
[JNC] - Outbreak Company
[SSE] - Division Maneuver
[Kod] - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
[Kod] - Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City
[Kod] - Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
[Kod] - Attack on Titan: End of the World
[Kod] - Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen
[Kod] - Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Resurrection at Nineteen
[Kod] - The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind
[Kod] - The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven-Colored Recollections
[Kod] - Your Lie in April: A Six-Person Etude
>>K Lanove Books
[JNC] - I Shall Survive Using Potions!
[JNC] - Middle-Aged Businessman, Arise in Another World!
[JNC] - Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~
[Sol] - Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement
[Kod] - Katanagatari
[Kod] - Monogatari Series: First Season
[Kod] - Monogatari Series: Second Season
[Kod] - Monogatari Series: Final Season
[CIW] - Root Double -Before Crime * After Days-
[Kod] - Masquerade and the Nameless Women
[Kod] - Pretty Boy Series
[Yen] - King of the Labyrinth
[JNC] - The Economics of Prophecy
[JNC] - Her Majesty’s Swarm
[JNC] - Isekai Rebuilding Project
[JNC] - Kobold King
[JNC] - Outer Ragna
[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] - The Emperor's Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride
[JNC] - My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
[SSE] - Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet On My Heart
[JNC] - Bibliophile Princess
[JNC] - The Tales of Marielle Clarac
/---EARTH STAR Entertainment---\
>>Earth Star Novel
[JNC] - A Wild Last Boss Appeared!
[JNC] - Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight (vol.1-13)
[JNC] - My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!
[JNC] - Walking My Second Path in Life (vol.1-2)
[SSE] - Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (vol.1-13)
[SSE] - Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling (vol.1-12)
[SSE] - A Tale of the Secret Saint
[JNC] - JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
[JNC] - Side-By-Side Dreamers
>>Hayakawa Bunko JA
[JNC] - Crest of the Stars / Banner of the Stars
[JNC] - Last and First Idol
[JNC] - Otherside Picnic
[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] - Buck Naked in Another World
[SSE] - At Night, I Become a Monster
[SSE] - I Had That Same Dream Again
[SSE] - I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
[JNC] - Holmes of Kyoto
[Kod] - The Dark Maidens
[JNC] - Monster Tamer
[TTB] - How to Melt the Ice Queen's Heart
[JNC] - Deathbound Duke's Daughter
[JNC] - Demon Lord, Retry!
[CIW] - Hey! You’ve Kidnapped the Wrong Royal!
>>M Novels f
[JNC] - The Epic Tale of the Reincarnated Prince Herscherik
[CIW] - Hello, I am a Witch and my Crush Wants me to Make a Love Potion!
[CIW] - Since I Was Abandoned After Reincarnating, I Will Cook With My Fluffy Friends
[JNC] - Ascendance of a Bookworm
[JNC] - Ascendance of a Bookworm: Fanbook
[JNC] - Seriously Seeking Sister! Ultimate Vampire Princess Just Wants Little Sister; Plenty of Service Will Be Provided!
[JNC] - Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey
[JNC] - Tearmoon Empire
[SSE] - Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis
/---Shufu to Seikatsu Sha---\
>Shufu to Seikatsu Sha
[SSE] - Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream
[JNC] - I Refuse to Be Your Enemy!
[JNC] - The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag's Sister!
[JNC] - Teogonia
[JNC] - The World’s Least Interesting Master Swordsman
[SSE] - Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
[CIW] - Of Dragons and Fae: Is a Fairy Tale Ending Possible for the Princess’s Hairstylist?
[JNC] - The Apothecary Diaries
[JNC] - The Ideal Sponger Life
[SSE] - Restaurant to Another World
[SSE] - SCP Foundation: Iris Through the Looking Glass
[SSE] - Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist
[SSE] - I Swear I Won’t Bother You Again!
[SSE] - Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard
[SSE] - PENGUINDRUM
[SSE] - Sarazanmai
[SSE] - I Have a Secret
[JNC] - Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going On?!
[JNC] - The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP!
[JNC] - The Sorcerer's Receptionist
[JNC] - The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap
[Sol] - Busy Wizard: This Warlock Just Wants to Provide for His Wives
[JNC] - A Lily Blooms in Another World
[JNC] - Girls Kingdom
[SSE] - I’m in Love with the Villainess
[SSE] - Yes, No, or Maybe? (book 1)
[SSE] - Monster Musume – Monster Girls on the Job!
[CIW] - Little Princess in Fairy Forest
< Comiket doujinshi >
[JNC] - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Isekai
[JNC] - JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World: Summer
< Web novels from Shousetsuka ni Narou >
[CIW] - Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire
[CIW] - Another World’s Zombie Apocalypse Is Not My Problem!
[CIW] - As The Villainess, I Reject These Happy-Bad Endings!
[CIW] - Beast † Blood
[CIW] - The Champions of Justice and the Supreme Ruler of Evil
[CIW] - The Cursed Princess and the Lucky Knight
[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] - I Reincarnated As Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I’m Courting Is Death!
[CIW] - Labyrinth Angel
[CIW] - Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report
[CIW] - The Misfortune Devouring Witch is Actually a Vampire?!
[CIW] - My Favorite Song ~The Silver Siren~
[CIW] - Obsessions of an Otome Gamer
[CIW] - Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?!
[CIW] - Reincarnated as the Last of My Kind
[CIW] - Reset! The Imprisoned Princess Dreams of Another Chance!
[CIW] - The Violet Knight
[CIW] - The Weakest Manga Villainess Wants Her Freedom!
[CIW] - The Werewolf Count and the Trickster Tailor
EDIT: Decided I'm not adding any VIZ licenses. (probably)
@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!
@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.
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.)
@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.
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).
By the way, do you guys know if there's a comprehensive list of YP's "print-only" releases somewhere?
Dash X Bunko titles
Gagaga Bunko titles
Final Fantasy novels
That's all the Yen On stuff I can think of that lacks digital.
I wish Rokka Braves had a digital run. I guess that's Dash x Bunko. =(
I wish Pizza Elf had a digital release. Really not worth the €11.63 I paid for that book...
I wish Pizza Elf had a digital release. Really not worth the €11.63 I paid for that book...
That too. =(
Did pizza elf feel like it should have had more volumes (not in terms of your enjoyment level that it should continue, but just in terms of completing a story?)?
Justus' impressions were kind of middling (3 out of 5 on Goodreads, and he said it wasn't one to feel too bad about not getting yet).
@terrence More volumes? Not really. There wasn't much of a story to begin with, and I think the book wrapped up nicely for what it is. Reading the afterword, I got this impression that a volume 2 wasn't even considered... but maybe that's just me. Or maybe it's a simple case of "If it hasn't gotten a follow-up more than a year later, it probably didn't do too well".
The characters, I felt, weren't written in a way that would suggest any future developments. The book being a collection of semi-connected short stories, it never gave enough time or focus to any one character for me to get attached to them. They were just there... So that's a minus.
My overall impression is that Pizza Elf is a decent quick read if you're just looking to kill some time and have nothing better to do. Like I did when I visited my grandparents over the weekend.
For me it was like a junk food that gives you this placebo effect that you're eating. Only you begin to realize halfway through that your belly is still pretty empty and you want more substance out of your meal. So by the time you're finished you wonder if it was worth it.
Cross Infinite World announced a new two volume series, a scifi novel called Beast + Blood. I can't find anything about it (my Google skills are fail). Is it a web novel only?
@terrence Oooh, that sounds interesting! Josei sci-fi? Yes please
@terrence Thanks. List has been updated.