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:



    >Kadokawa Shoten
    [Yen] - The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life
    [Yen] - Another
    [Yen] - Another: Episode S
    [Yen] - Interspecies Reviewers: Ecstasy Days

    >>Kadokawa Bunko
    [Yen] - The Boy and the Beast
    [Yen] - Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
    [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] - Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki
    [Yen] - your name.
    [JNC] - Beatless

    >>Kadokawa Beans Bunko
    [Yen] - Bungo Stray Dogs

    >>Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
    [Yen] - Little Witch Academia: The Nonsensical Witch and the Country of the Fairies

    >>Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
    [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] - 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 (volume 1)

    >ASCII Media Works
    >>Dengeki Bunko
    [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] - Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
    [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
    >>Dengeki Hobby Books
    [SSE] - Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA

    >Media Factory
    >>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
    [Yen] - Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen
    [SSE] - Classroom of the Elite

    >Media Factory
    >>MF Books
    [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] - 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: Words of Love/ Across the Stars

    >>Famitsu Bunko
    [Yen] - Book Girl
    [Yen] - The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Heroes
    [Yen] - Psycome: Psycho Love Comedy
    [JNC] - Altina the Sword Princess
    [JNC] - Kokoro Connect

    >>KCG Bunko
    [Yen] - Kagerou Daze

    >Fujimi Shobo
    >>Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
    [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] - Last Round Arthurs
    [Yen] - Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
    [Yen] - The Penetrated Battlefield Should Disappear There: Bullet Witchcraft and Ghost Program
    [JNC] - Amagi Brilliant Park
    [JNC] - Full Metal Panic!
    [SSE] - True Tenchi Muyo!

    >Fujimi Shobo
    >>Kadokawa Books
    [Yen] - Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
    [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

    /---Square Enix---\

    >Square Enix
    [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

    >>Game Novels
    [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 χ
    [Yen] - Kingdom Hearts III
    [SQE] - Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future

    >>G Fantasy Novels
    [Yen] - PandoraHearts ~Caucus Race~

    >>Square Enix Novels
    [CIW] - emeth: Island of Golems

    /---SOFTBANK Creative---\

    >>GA Bunko
    [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] - 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
    [Yen] - Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town
    [Yen] - You Call That Service?
    [BW] - The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!

    >>GA Novel
    [Yen] - I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
    [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


    >>Gagaga Bunko
    [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

    >>Takarajimasha Bunko
    [Yen] - Sound! Euphonium (volume 1)

    /---Micro Magazine---\

    >>GC Novels
    [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
    [SSE] - Reincarnated as a Sword

    /---Hobby Japan---\

    >>HJ Bunko
    [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] - Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
    [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?!

    >>HJ Novels
    [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!


    >>Overlap Bunko
    [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
    [JNC] - There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF!
    [Sol] - Battle Divas
    [Sol] - Strongest Gamer: Let’s Play in Another World

    >>Overlap Novels
    [JNC] - Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill
    [JNC] - Gear Drive
    [JNC] - Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress!
    [JNC] - The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
    [SSE] - Skeleton Knight in Another World


    [Ver] - The Ghost in the Shell: Five New Short Stories

    >>Kodansha Bunko
    [Ver] - 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
    [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] - Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Resurrection at Nineteen
    [Ver] - The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind
    [Ver] - The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven-Colored Recollections
    [Ver] - 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!
    [Sol] - Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement

    >>Kodansha BOX
    [Ver] - Katanagatari
    [Ver] - Monogatari Series: First Season
    [Ver] - Monogatari Series: Second Season
    [Ver] - Monogatari Series: Final Season
    [CIW] - Root Double -Before Crime * After Days-

    >>Kodansha Taiga
    [Ver] - Masquerade and the Nameless Women

    [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?!

    /---Hayakawa Publishing---\

    >Hayakawa Shobo
    [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

    /---PHP Institute---\

    [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---\

    >>Mag Garden Novels
    [SSE] - The Ancient Magus' Bride


    [SSE] - At Night, I Become a Monster
    [SSE] - I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

    >>Futaba Bunko
    [Ver] - The Dark Maidens

    >>M Novels
    [JNC] - Demon Lord, Retry!

    /---TO Books---\

    [JNC] - Ascendance of a Bookworm
    [JNC] - Seriously Seeking Sister! Ultimate Vampire Princess Just Wants Little Sister; Plenty of Service Will Be Provided!
    [JNC] - Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey

    /---Metamor Publishing---\

    [SSE] - Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis

    /---Shufu to Seikatsu Sha---\

    >Shufu to Seikatsu Sha
    [SSE] - Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream

    >>PASH! Books
    [CIW] - Of Dragons and Fae: Is a Fairy Tale Ending Possible for the Princess’s Hairstylist?


    >>Hero Bunko
    [SSE] - Restaurant to Another World

    /---Hifumi Shobo---\

    [SSE] - SCP Foundation: Iris Through the Looking Glass


    >Gentosha Comics
    [SSE] - Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard


    >>King Novels
    [Sol] - Busy Wizard: This Warlock Just Wants to Provide for His Wives

    /---Hakkou Shuppan---\

    >>White Books
    [CIW] - Little Princess in Fairy Forest

    < Comiket doujinshi >

    [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] - 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] - Labyrinth Angel
    [CIW] - Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report
    [CIW] - My Favorite Song ~The Silver Siren~
    [CIW] - Obsessions of an Otome Gamer
    [CIW] - The Violet Knight
    [CIW] - The Werewolf Count and the Trickster Tailor

    EDIT: Decided I'm not adding any VIZ licenses. (probably)

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    @doublemangekyo One correction: Orphen is licensed from TO Books, not from the original publisher.

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    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.)

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    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.

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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.)

  • @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).

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    By the way, do you guys know if there's a comprehensive list of YP's "print-only" releases somewhere?

  • @novurdim
    Dash X Bunko titles
    Gagaga Bunko titles
    Log Horizon
    Final Fantasy novels

    That's all the Yen On stuff I can think of that lacks digital.

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    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...

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    @doublemangekyo said in English licenses sorted by JP publisher:

    Dash X Bunko titles
    Gagaga Bunko titles
    Log Horizon
    Final Fantasy novels
    That's all the Yen On stuff I can think of that lacks digital.


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    @doublemangekyo said in English licenses sorted by JP publisher:

    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.

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    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?


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    @terrence Oooh, that sounds interesting! Josei sci-fi? Yes please

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    @the-green-death said in English licenses sorted by JP publisher:

    @terrence Oooh, that sounds interesting! Josei sci-fi? Yes please

    Yeah, it's so bought. Need more scifi. =)

    I really liked what I've read of Emeth so far too.

  • @terrence Thanks. List has been updated.