Avid light novel readers have contributed to the 2017 edition rankings of the “Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!” guidebook, which were divided between bunkobon (serialized novels) and tankobon (standalone novels) categories and have shown the mighty Re:Zero being booted from first place on a ranking for once.

The bunkobon ranking:

1. Ryuo no Oshigoto!


2. Re:Zero


3. To Aru Majutsu no Index


4. Sword Art Online


5. Goblin Slayer!


6. Melody Lyrik Idol Magik


7. Gamers!


8. Yowa-Chara Tomozaki-kun


9. Konosuba


10. Kono Koi to, Sono Mirai


The tankobon ranking:

1. Overlord


2. Monogatari


3. Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?


4. Mushoku Tensei – Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu


5. Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~


6. Ninja Slayer


7. Kyūketsuki ni Natta Kimi wa Eien no Ai o Hajimeru ~Long Long Engage


8. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken


9. Boukyaku Tantei


10. Kono Sekai ga Game da to Boku dake ga Shitteiru


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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nice to see Rirumu-danna up there!

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    Comment by Conduit
    14:59 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If Index is still popular why the fuck haven't we gotten season 3 yet?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    that's what everybody is wondering. the index novels are hugely popular.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:34 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    my understanding is they follow the novels rather close so likely they needed the author to get to a set point to cover a full season then theres the issue of getting the voice actors ready some may be attached to other projects and so on then theres the animation studio they can only do so many things at once to keep quality you can't just go with a new one.

    PS glad Mushoku Tensei – Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu is on the list be it I don't want an anime since given its size I don't think an anime or a few seasons can do it justice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:28 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)


    Looking at both series, there is like 40 novels or so, total.

    Even if season 2 was rushed, and covered more novels during it's run than it should, they still have more than enough material to get a season 3, easily.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 27/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Basically, because the novels are still popular. They don't need extra promotion, so a 3rd season will , at best, come when the sales start declining.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:21 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, they do follow the LN closely but Season 3 would at best adapt the remaining volumes of "Old Testament". We're currently in the volume 17 of "New Testament", meaning we have PLENTY of content.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Spicy wolf

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:36 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's over, man. They make anime to sell the novels, novels are over, so no more anime. Just go and read the damn books. They are all released in english.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 27/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it's not over. The new novel about Holo's daughter is gonna be released soon.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    00:11 27/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good list, though my most liked titles aren`t there. Except two.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 27/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's a blasphemy that mushoku tensei isn't on top.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow! Some people really got the goods with Ninja Slayer. Does the LN follows the same parody-logic of the anime?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damm, title picture looks like a grown-up Naru from Barakamon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quite a few in there I've never heard of... But I'm happy that Overlord got first place. It's pretty good and the anime didn't get the love it deserved

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    Comment by Ishmon16
    09:39 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mushoku Tensei – Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu needs a damn anime adaption.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm pretty sure most of these do and the ones that don't need a sequel.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 26/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What? you want a cookie or something?

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