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A community for those interested in the Novels translated from Japan.

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This is a discussion based subreddit based around translated Light Novels, Novels, and Web Novels which originate from Japan.

Discussion is usually around the latest translated chapter for a series but feel free to start other kinds of discussions. Just make sure to follow submission guidelines and rules.

Do not hesitate to post anything you want to discuss about LNs!

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  1. Be respectful.
  2. Follow submission guidelines when applicable.
  3. Meme submissions featuring no Light Novel content will be removed.
  4. No Referral/Profiteering/Soliciting Links/Sites
  5. Top level posts should be related to Light Novels in some way. (Japanese Origin)
  6. Include your Sources.
  7. Do not post and or ask for rips of official English releases.
  8. Follow Spoiler Policies

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growing collection of LNs over the last ~4 years

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2024/04/15
23:51 UTC

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[REC] LN or WN like dungeon defense

I want to obtain recomendations about WN or LN that have an MC that while not actively evil is a piece of trash that can kill thousands of people if that makes him/her fullfill his/her ambitions and is surrounded by people who are also like that. Not necesary to have romance or redemption arcs. Preferable with big wars as the main plot of the stories. Please not Chinese novels if posible, I never understood the charm of cultivation

My personal suggestion about something like this would be Katahane ga Riku

2 Comments
2024/04/15
22:28 UTC

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Looking for a certain light novel

It's about a girl who was raised by her grandpa and is really powerful, one day nobles come to the house and speak to her grandpa, he asks them to take her away and raise her properly before he dies. She goes with them and begins to learn the be a noble while struggling since she's so powerful and pretty much wild.

Its been stuck in my brain for ages and I need help

0 Comments
2024/04/15
21:27 UTC

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Help in finding a light novel.

I can't remember the name obviously.

But from what i remember about the plot. The MC dies in the future, and gets sent back to his past self. The world will soon be forced to play a full dive mmorpg as they travel to a new world. In the game you get a choice of being a lord and managing your own territory, or a wandering warrior where its kinda like a basic character in a game. Every now and then the game will send the players to relive a historical battle, based on thier region, and of they do well, or change history, some of the historical people follow them back to their city to assist them.

The MC was a warrior in his past life. But knows to pick a lord in this one

0 Comments
2024/04/15
20:42 UTC

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Why do light novels publish with less frequency as time goes along?

I see that when a light novel series starts a few volumes are published a year, but as the series gets older eventually a year can pass without a single volume being released, why's that?

15 Comments
2024/04/15
17:06 UTC

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Share obscure LN facts you know

Ok so this one is a bit un-interesting to some but if anyone remembers the early 2010's you might've heard of {Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere by Minoru Kowakami}, I personally haven't read any of it in the series but i remember the anime fondly because it always appeared in those Top 10 Harem/Ecchi Animes all the time alongside Infinite Stratos lol. Anyways i just found it mildly interesting that it's actually a goddang prequel for a series that started in 1996 named CITY. Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere is part of GENESIS that has 29 volumes that started in 2008 and ended in 2018. There's also dozens of volumes from other series that takes place before the actual main series. Basically author made a fortune making prequels in a shared universe he made approx 28 years ago lol, I'm not hating but the sheer dedication for this is insane to me. According to the wiki the latest is a series named EDGE with {On a Godless Planet} in print since 2019.

Another thing is that the author for {Log Horizon}, Mamare Touno used to owe $249,114 or 30 Million yen to the Japanese government after not filing his taxes lmao

Sources: Wikipedia

4 Comments
2024/04/15
16:39 UTC

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The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash Volume 6

Hi, Could you help me find on wich episode The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash' volume 6 starts on this page? ://ncode.syosetu.com/n9629ex/? , or at least what chapter or episode that correspond. THX.

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2024/04/15
16:19 UTC

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[Rec] Isekai Drama

Hi, i am looking for an Isekai Drama.

I like isekais that are a bit more darker and have drama and are not focused in comedy and arent light hearted. Also with good worldbuilding and magic system.

Prefferably not a harem, but is not a requirement.

LNs i enjoyed:

Mushoku tensei; ascendance of a bookworm; arifureta; Seirei gensoki; Komu desu; slime datta ken; overlord

LNs i got bored:

Undead adventurer; Hero Laughs; Death March; Grimgar; finest assasin; konosuba

I just finished reading Ascendance of a bookworm, so its hard to find a good LN to follow it ahah

LN i do not plan to read for now = RE: Zero; Danmachi. please do not recommend this ones.

9 Comments
2024/04/15
10:13 UTC

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[Rec] im looking for a romance high school light novel

Im looking for a romance light novel with popular girl and average/loser/unpopular boy Ideally high school I love when girl is more agressive, dominant and jelous. A lot od cuddling and girl taking initiative. My favorite trait is: One of them living alone sa another one usually coming over.

My favorites light novels are Yandere Kurumizawa Loves to Have Someone All to Herself Lonely Loser, I’ll Become Blonde Frivolous Gyaru’s Favourite For Some Reason, the School Goddess Likes to Hang Out at My House

5 Comments
2024/04/15
09:13 UTC

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Need help finding a light novel

Okay so, read this years ago at this point so details are vague enough for me to not be able to find it on my own. I'll provide whatever info I can recall.

Premise is essentially the MC is this mean face looking dude with a playboy best friend that has died. In his wake he leaves a loot of past lovers behind, that the MC now has to clean up behind (I believe it was the last wish of the playboy, he might have been murdered or committed suicide I can't recall).

It's implied through the novel that the playboy had some really tragic stuff leading to his playboy nature, maybe even something happening within the family itself. The novel is rather serious when it comes to the levels of anime bullshit as it deals with the topics of death and grief quite a bit during these interactions between MC and playboys past lovers.

Thank you in advance

6 Comments
2024/04/15
08:47 UTC

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What novel(s) have you read this week, and what do you think about it? - April 14, 2024

What novel(s) have you read this week, and what do you think about it?

This week = the one that ends/ended right now, past 7 days.


The reason for this thread's existence is the fact that both requests and suggestions became kind of stale. It's supposed to bring out more novels that are not RT!'d or recommended. Also, it's quite useful for the discussion of not so current titles.

Also, not a rule or any kind of criticism, the more interesting part is not the list of the stuff you read, but your impressions of it.

Loli Mod will be posting this thread each week.

Lastly, don't forget to use spoiler tags and to make sure to report any untagged spoilers.

How to use spoiler-tags:

Typing:

>!Spoilers go here!<

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!Spoilers go here!<

Do note that any space at the beginning/end of the tag will break the spoiler tag.


###Previous Threads

9 Comments
2024/04/14
22:45 UTC

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Best non-harem, ecchi, or isekai light novel series that are phys available in Eng?

Hard to find such series because a lot of them are either out of print or have some of the above that I don't want or might be expensive. Some of the ones I own that I currently can't watch due to being out of print are Kilei, Zero Box/Maria, Shakugan no Shana, Pretty Boys Detective Club, etc (I have a few isekais but not a ton). Any good suggestions and where to find them for a good price would be nice!

11 Comments
2024/04/14
20:31 UTC

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Tearmoon Empire V11 onward

Does the plot/humour pick up again? I'm reading Volume 12 right now and to be honest I'm kind of bored as the story feels stale and the comedy isn't hitting like it used to. Does it get better or should I dnf?

9 Comments
2024/04/14
20:20 UTC

0

Light novel recs

Hi! I'm looking for light novel recommendations that are like apothecary diaries or 7th time loop. Thanks.

11 Comments
2024/04/14
19:43 UTC

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[REC] Kingdom Building, game element(it's no a must), Non Human MC(it's not a must), OP and smart, War, etc.

I don't know if I can say it here but I just read a chinese WN "Global Demon King: Starting as the Abyssal Dragon". So basically, MC was summoned to another world with billions others people. Their role are seperate as Hero and Demon Kings. MC got some cheat skill in the beginning and chose Abyssal Dragon. Just imagine how strong the MC from the beginning.

Just like I mention above, MC started building his demon kingdom, made other races as his underling, start a war with human empire, the hero and other demon king. The MC is not naive. He knows when to forgive and when to kill his enemy.

Is there any LN or WN with the same plot? It' doesn't need to be 100% same

Thx✌️

11 Comments
2024/04/14
14:22 UTC

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Starter LN

I have recently started reading LN with 'so im a spider so what,' because i watched the anime ages ago. I am a massive manga reader, i have about 20+ series i read every week.

Now I am starting on LN i am looking for a list/suggestion on where to start with LN? Is there a good ranking site or should i use the one on MAL, just so i can basically start with high rated ones that look good?

I'm open to most things except pure romance stuff. In manga i read everything from pure shonen like black clover to dark and weird like Monster and homunculus.

So far the only recommendations i have are Revered insanity from a mate but im looking for more as i basically read during my downtime during the day which totals a few hours a day.

12 Comments
2024/04/14
13:59 UTC

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[Art] Ascendance of a Bookworm - Part 5 Volume 10 - English Cover

3 Comments
2024/04/14
12:34 UTC

2

[Rec] where female lead is stronger than mc

Recommend some harem of romance fantacy genere light novel or web novel where female lead is stronger than male protagonist Thanks in advance

65 Comments
2024/04/14
09:25 UTC

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[REC] Any recommendations for seinen/adult light novels.

As the title says looking for interesting LN catered towards adult audience.

6 Comments
2024/04/14
04:42 UTC

2

New Suggestions for Romance or Slice-Of-Life light novels

I have recently finished I Had That Same Dream Again and 86. Can I get some recommendations for romance light novels that are like Horimiya anime?

11 Comments
2024/04/14
03:35 UTC

5

What LN made you cry?

Looking for a next read

32 Comments
2024/04/14
03:03 UTC

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I own the first 3 volumes of Kieli, Zero/Maria Box, and Shakugan no Shana but the rest online are uber $$$

Anyone know where in the US I can buy cheaper copies of the sequels to these first 3 volumes? Amazon has some of them for $100+ and my low paying job as well as me paying for 4 different streaming services makes it hard to buy extra expensive stuff unless it's needed (food, medical, pet food, etc).

Urgent help because this is frustrating! Only ones I own where they're easier to find would be the newer mainstream series that I also own like Shield Hero. Any suggestions?

5 Comments
2024/04/14
02:40 UTC

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{QUESTION} Is there romance in Pale Moon Reverie

Hi, I wanted to ask if there is romance in Pale Moon Reverie since there are only 2 vols out so far. I was wondering if whoever has read it can tell me when or if they get together in the two vols. I don't expect it to happen this early in such a series since it's similar to Apothecary Diaries, but I just wanted to ask. Also, is the series finished in JP or still ongoing?

4 Comments
2024/04/13
19:20 UTC

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[REC] The male protagonist gets betrayed by friends or cheated on.

The main character suffers greatly also preferably has NTR.

3 Comments
2024/04/13
18:12 UTC

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Picked up slime vol 18

6 Comments
2024/04/13
16:22 UTC

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Asking for any updates on Henkyou Gurashi No Maou, Tensei Shite Saikyou No Majutsushi Ni Naru?

Is it a 1 story love interest with Iris/Alice or does Martha and other girls join to make a harem in the LN?

1 Comment
2024/04/13
15:12 UTC

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Oricon Weekly Top 10 Light Novel Ranking on Apr 1, 2024 to Apr 7, 2024

No.Number of sales on Apr 1, 2024 to Apr 7, 2024TitleLight Novel Release DatePublisher
135,377The Apothecary Diaries Vol.15Mar 29, 2024Shufunotomo
29,366Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom Novel Vol.2Mar 26, 2024Kadokawa
35,118Though I Am an Inept Villainess: Tale of the Butterfly-Rat Body Swap in the Maiden Court Vol.8Apr 2, 2024Ichijinsha
44,995Kirby: Pupupu Onsen is a Beautiful PlaceMar 13, 2024Kadokawa
54,310Tensei Shitara Saiai no Kazoku ni Mou Ichido Deaemashita: Zensei no Cheat de Oishii Gohan wo Tsukurimasu Vol.4Apr 1, 2024Earth Star Entertainment
64,225Haikyu!! Shosetsuban!! Vol.1Jun 4, 2013Shueisha
74,054Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom Novel Vol.1Jan 30, 2024Kadokawa
84,003The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior Vol.8Apr 2, 2024Ichijinsha
93,770Haikyu!! Shosetsuban!! Vol.7Oct 4, 2016Shueisha
103,490Doraemon: Nobita's Earth SymphonyFeb 2, 2024Shogakukan

Source: Oricon

3 Comments
2024/04/13
13:53 UTC

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Vampire Hunter D & Graphic Audio

Has anyone else listened to these?

They're adaptations so it's not a 1:1 with the text but they have the benefit of a full cast reading.

0 Comments
2024/04/13
11:59 UTC

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tomozaki lowest tier character

does tomozaki lowest tier character a completed light novel or is it still going on? interested in reading it

3 Comments
2024/04/13
07:17 UTC

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Why is this book so hard to find!?! (Banner of the Stars CE1)

I have been trying to get ahold of a copy of Banner of the Stars Collectors Edition 1-3 (Not 4-6) sine January. I didn't even know they were out yet until then.

I have Crest of the Stars and Banner Of the Stars CE4-6. I have looked everywhere, even ebay. First website said they had it in stock, nope. Second website somehow bamboozled me with Crest of the Stars. I have calls out to a couple other places that say they have it.

First Question. Why is it so hard to find? Smaller printing? More popular?

Second Question. Why do all these places have listings for it that saying "In Stock," when they don't?

7 Comments
2024/04/13
02:59 UTC

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