Which light novel raws do you have at home?



  • I'm simply curious, if anyone is buying the raws of light novels (for example, if you really like a certain title and you totally want to have this series in your shelf). If so, which ones?


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    Uhhh, I think I'm the only one who does that, but I do own a few light novels. But I didn't really buy them for collectings sake (maybe just a tiny bit), but because I really, really like especially those series. Funny enough, they've all got already mentioned in the subcategory 'Licensing Discussions!'. The sequence in which I bought them, should be like this:

    UPDATE: 28.06.2019

    • Sugar Apple Fairytale 1-17 (Complete)
    • Musketeer Rouge 1-9 (Complete)
    • Hakushaku to Yousei/Earl and Fairy 1-33 (Complete)
    • Accomplishments of the Duke's Daughter 1-8 (Complete)

    Well, these are the only ones I currently have and which are really, really special to me. There are others I like to read, but not enough for me to buy the raws, so I will stick to their english versions, if there are any.


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    Just the 2 first volumes of Grimgar, I buy them partly for collection but also as a motivation to learn Japanese. Turn out it's way too difficult so instead I've buy the raw for Ill boy Ill girl cause the furigana and picture make it a bit easier.

    But I've to say, the japanese version are kinda desapointing, I know they're mean to be cheap but still.
    At least for Grimgar, Sevens Seas version is so much better than the jap.


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    I've got quite a few, However I haven't got any new ones in almost 2 years since I haven't been back to Japan in that long.

    No Game No Life 1-7
    Re:Zero - 1-11, 13-14
    Re:Zero Short Stories - 2nd volume
    Strike the blood - 1-3
    Seirei tsukai no Blade Dance - 1-14
    Zero no Tsukaima - 1-22 + memorial book
    Mushoku Tensei - 1-7
    IS - 1-7
    Masou Gakuen HxH - 1-3
    Highschool DxD - 1-11
    Date A Live - 1-8
    Konosuba - 1-3
    The Asterisk War - 1-11
    Sword Art Online Progressive - 1
    Sword Art Online - 1-2
    Your Name
    Your Name - Another Side:Earth Bound
    Shinmai - 1
    Haganai - 1-2
    Gamers - 1-4
    Eromanga Sensei - 1-5
    The Devil is a Part-Timer - 1-3
    Accel World - 1-2
    Absolute Duo - 1
    Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut - 1-8
    Netoge - 1-2
    Rakudai Kishi - 1-12
    World Break - 1-4
    Mayo Chiki - 1
    Baka and Test - 1
    Outbreak Company - 1-7

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    I have around 20 vols of Mahouka, the whole Toradora series, OreImo, Kono koi to sono mirai, and some other volumes I don't remember. They were dumped on me by my friend, and I still have to put them in a cardboard box because my shelf is full of translated novels already.


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    None, but I no longer buy any paper books and am slowly getting rid of the stacks of boxes full of books that I already own.

    I understand the collecting impulse, but I've rejected it as using up too much space :)


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    @harmlessdave
    I'm in the same boat, I have many books - and am in the process of culling down to ones that have a specific sentimental value (signed by a favorite author? someone I met? sparks memories of a outing/trip?), or significant for possible future lending to friends/family, or the like


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    I have the Washio Sumi is a Hero Light Novel. I'm normally in the same boat as @HarmlessDave and @Jon-Mitchell , preferirng digital versions, but the ebook is region locked to Japan.

    It has quite a lot illustrations though (and is a tankōbon afaik), so its actually worth to own physically.


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    I'm buying all the bookworm raw on Kindle from amazon.com. TO Books, the publisher of the bookworm is rare among the Japanese publisher to publish their Japanese e-books outside of Japan. I've been asking other publisher too whenever I get a chance, but so far, no other publisher is able to do that.
    Not even other LN publishers.


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