Light Novel Notes (October 2016)

Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

What light novels are set to release next?

On October 4th, the Spice and Wolf Collector’s Edition will release. This is a huge hardcover that includes all seventeen light novels of the series. Supply was limited, so it apparently sold out quickly. If you still would like a copy, it looks like Yen Press will be giving it a second printing. Here is a preorder link on Amazon, which gives November 8th as the release date for this second printing. There is a preorder link here on RightStuf as well (though this one still says October 4th for its release date).

On October 4th, the 24th volume of Vampire Hunter D will arrive as well. It will release in both paperback and ebook formats. Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Book Depository

On October 15th, a Tokyo Ghoul novel will arrive! Just in time for you to read it before Halloween. This is a collection of six short stories, and will likely give you more insight on the various characters from the manga. It will release in both paperback and ebook formats. Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Book Depository

Finally on October 25th, look forward to these light novels:

Site News

Look forward to some more reviews and maybe even a special feature in the next week or two!

English Light Novel News

Recently, this tweet happened. Has Vertical picked up the license for Zaregoto, the mystery light novel series by Nisio Isin? (Note: The “January 2016” should read “January 2017,” apparently?) I’ll be sure to update when/if there is an official announcement made online…

Update: And here it is. Vertical announced a license for the first novel specifically, The Kubikiri Cycle. I think this is the first time an English light novel has been “license rescued” like this (this volume was released by Del Rey back in 2008), so I’m not sure if this will be a new translation or a re-release. As the above tweet shows, it looks like the release date is a less set-in-stone “early 2017.”

An older anime adaptation perhaps worth checking out, Looking Up at the Half-Moon, is now available streaming on Crunchyroll.

Update: Good news for those of you reading the Legend of the Galactic Heroes series. Haikasoru has announced three more volumes of the series to be released. Volume 4 is planned for June 2017, volume 5 for autumn 2015, and volume 6 for first half of 2018.

Japanese Light Novel News

Sakurada Reset
Sakurada Reset

A lot of anime adaptations to look forward to:

Makoto Shinkai’s novel Your Name has sold a million copies! I saw the movie for it and loved it.

Who would win in a fight: Accel World or Sword Art Online? Find out for yourself in the upcoming video game for PS Vita and Playstation 4. It’ll fly into your living room (in Japan) some time in 2017.

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