Light Novel Preorder Page

(pictured: Kagerou Daze)

(pictured: Kagerou Daze)

This page will feature links to specific light novels from online retailers that allow preorders for upcoming titles. I will update as more titles are licensed and release dates are made known.

Note: Release dates are subject to change.

March 2017

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji volume 2 (ebook)
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Release Date: March 3, 2017

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story volume 3 (paperback)
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Release Date: March 7, 2017

Vampire Hunter D volume 25 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: March 14, 2017

Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: March 15, 2017

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: March 17, 2017

Log Horizon volume 7 (paperback)
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Release Date: March 21, 2017

Re:Zero volume 3 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: March 21, 2017

Accel World volume 9 (paperback)
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Release Date: March 21, 2017

Durarara!! volume 6 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: March 21, 2017

In Another World with My Smartphone volume 1 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: March 23, 2017

April 2017

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: April 8, 2017

Paying to Win in a VRMMO volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: April 13, 2017

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers volume 1 (paperback)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Konosuba volume 2 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Tokyo Ghoul: Past volume 3 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

The Asterisk War volume 3 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Baccano! volume 4 (hardcover, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Black Bullet volume 6 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

The Devil is a Part-Timer! volume 7 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

The Irregular at Magic High School volume 4 (paperback)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? volume 8 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Rising of the Shield Hero volume 7 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Sword Art Online volume 10 (paperback)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Goblin Slayer volume 2 (paperback)
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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash volume 3 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: April 22, 2017

Bakemonogatari volume 3 (paperback)
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Release Date: April 25, 2017

The Faraway Paladin volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: April 27, 2017

May 2017

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest volume 1 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: May 6, 2017

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom volume 2 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: May 12, 2017

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji volume 3 (ebook)
Amazon — iBook — J-Novel Club — Kobo
Release Date: May 21, 2017

Your Name (hardcover, ebook)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

The Seven Deadly Sins: The Scars Left Behind (paperback)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

Spice and Wolf volume 18 (paperback)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

Overlord volume 4 (hardcover, ebook)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected volume 2 (paperback)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

Strike the Blood volume 6 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

A Certain Magical Index volume 11 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

No Game No Life volume 6 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody volume 2 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku (paperback)
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Release Date: May 30, 2017

June 2017

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash volume 1 (paperback — note: ebook already available)
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Release Date: June 6, 2017

Rising of the Shield Hero volume 8 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: June 13, 2017

Magical Girl Raising Project volume 1 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Sound! Euphonium (paperback)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Log Horizon volume 8 (paperback)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Re:Zero volume 4 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Accel World volume 10 (paperback)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Legend of the Galactic Heroes volume 4 (paperback, ebook, audiobook)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria volume 3 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Psycome volume 4 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Kingdom Hearts II: The Novel volume 1 (paperback)
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Release Date: June 20, 2017

Nisemonogatari volume 1 (paperback)
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Release Date: June 27, 2017

July 2017

Occultic;Nine volume 1 (paperback — note: ebook already available)
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Release Date: July 4, 2017

Kagerou Daze volume 7 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: July 25, 2017

Durarara!! volume 7 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: July 25, 2017

August 2017

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash volume 2 (paperback — note: ebook already available)
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Release Date: August 8, 2017

Sword Art Online volume 11 (paperback)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

The Asterisk War volume 4 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

The Irregular at Magic High School volume 5 (paperback)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers volume 2 (paperback)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

Goblin Slayer volume 3 (paperback)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

Nisemonogatari volume 2 (paperback)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

Konosuba volume 3 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

The Devil is a Part-Timer! volume 8 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

A Certain Magical Index volume 12 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: August 22, 2017

Mikagura School Suite volume 1 (paperback)
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Release Date: August 29, 2017

September 2017

Occultic;Nine volume 2 (paperback — note: ebook already available)
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Release Date: September 12, 2017

Overlord volume 5 (hardcover, ebook)
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Release Date: September 19, 2017

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody volume 3 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: September 19, 2017

My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected volume 3 (paperback)
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Release Date: September 19, 2017

October 2017

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash volume 3 (paperback — note: ebook releases sooner)
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Release Date: October 10, 2017

The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria volume 1 (paperback)
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Release Date: October 31, 2017

No Game No Life volume 7 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: October 31, 2017

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria volume 4 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: October 31, 2017

Log Horizon volume 9 (paperback)
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Release Date: October 31, 2017

Psycome volume 5 (paperback, ebook)
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Release Date: October 31, 2017

Your Name – Another Side: Earthbound (hardcover)
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Release Date: October 31, 2017

November 2017

Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (paperback)
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Release Date: November 7, 2017

Any broken links or incorrect information? Any thoughts on these light novels?
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64 responses to “Light Novel Preorder Page

  1. I don’t know about US stores but all the releases for October to December are available to preorder on Amazon UK now except for Seraph of the End, as is No Game No Life volume 4, which is out on 19th January.
    Unfortunately a lot of upcoming light novel releases are listed as alternative editions of the manga, which thus means that to get to them one needs to click on the manga, click on “see all formats and editions” and then select the light novel – which isn’t labelled as the novel version on this menu. Chances are your typical casual fan wouldn’t even realise that they exist, which if not fixed could do some serious harm to light novel sales.

    • Thanks for the info. I will look into finding links for releases in October and up if they’re available.
      As for incorrect listings (mixing up the manga and LN), perhaps it would be worth notifying Amazon.co.uk? It’s something I wish publishers would make a lot more clear, but perhaps they don’t have complete control of their listings.

      • The reply to my second email (the first reply wasn’t relevant to the situation so I sent a second): “Thanks for taking the time to send us your comments on the linking of reviews. I have passed your message along to the team involved with future development of our Communities features. I know they will want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.”
        Now it’s just a case of waiting to see whether this means “we will look into it and then fix the problem” or whether it means “go away – we’re not going to do anything but just want you to stop bugging us”…

      • Thanks for emailing them, kuuderes_shadow! Hopefully they will look into that, though I imagine they’ll *have* to if enough customers get confused and buy the wrong product… >_>

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  3. Some more dates for early next year:

    19th January 2016:
    Strike the Blood 2

    23rd February 2016:
    A Certain Magical Index 6

    22nd March 2016:
    Log Horizon 4 – Game’s End

    19th April 2016:
    The Irregular at Magic High School 2
    Black Bullet 3
    Sword Art Online 7
    The Devil is a Part-Timer 4

    24th May 2016:
    Kagerou Daze 4
    Strike the Blood 3

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  5. Hachette recently added their releases dates up to Aug 23, including volume 1 release dates for Another S (May 24), Overlord (May 24), My Youth Romantic Comedy… (June 21), and Psycome (June 21). Preorders are open on amazon too.

  6. Wait… Legend of the Galactic Heroes is considered a light novel now? o_O
    I mean, that’s some super-dense content in there. Politics, military, history, technology. Even the show had an entire episode where one of the main character sit down on a transport and does nothing except learn about the timeline of the series. Interesting to its fan, but nevertheless of dry presentation.

    • It has a strong association with the more general anime/manga community, and is mentioned any time a discussion comes up for sci-fi stories from Japan. Basically the same reason I include novels like Another, which is more technically YA.

  7. Don’t know, if someone pointed this out already, but if he/she did, you prob missed it. Starting from “February 2016” you have covers above month title. It is a little confusing when you try to check if one book has premiere in this or another month just by looking at covers (which I do :D).

    Thanks for all this work.

  8. Asterisk has been confirmed for August: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/yuu-miyazaki/the-asterisk-war-the-academy-city-on-the-water-vol-1/9780316315272/

    Re:Zero confirmed for July: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/tappei-nagatsuki/rezero-vol-1/9780316315302/

    Baccano looks like it may have been pushed back to May :( http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ryohgo-narita/baccano-vol-1/9780316270366/

    (Hope this helps :D) I’ve been using this website a lot recently! Thank you to everyone involved in creating and/or maintaining it!

    • The fact that Accel World 7 is not listed for July on Hachette’s site worries me… I hope it’s just a mistake! XP

      • I’m not sure why Accel World volumes aren’t showing up yet. Could be a delay, or it it could just mean they haven’t updated everything yet. Will probably just have to wait and see, but it might be worth tweeting or emailing Yen Press about it.

    • Thanks for the heads up! The only time I can think of when a digital release came out long before a physical copy was for Another, but that was kind of a special case. I imagine Oratoria will have both editions simultaneously.

      • Yen Press have stated on Twitter that Accel World Volume 7 is due to be released September 2016! (Phew…)

  9. Dates not currently in the list that I found from digging around on amazon and the hachette website:
    Shield Hero 5 – 23rd August
    LOGH 2 – 25th August
    Overlord 2 – 20th September
    Kagerou Daze – 20th September
    Accel World 7 – 20th September
    Psycome 2 – 25th October
    OreGairu 2 – 25th October
    Sword Art Online Progressive 4 – 25th October
    Index 9 – 15th November
    Log Horizon 6 – 15th November
    Re:Zero 2 – 15th November
    Shield Hero 6 – 22nd November
    The Irregular at Magic High School 3 – 13th December
    Sword Art Online 9 – 13th December
    DanMachi 7 – 13th December
    The Devil is a Part-Timer 6 – 13th December
    Baccano! 3 – 13th December
    LOGH 3 – 15th December
    Strike The Blood 5 – 24th January 2017
    Baccano! 4 – 25th April 2017

    I had to make a 2017 page in my calendar already… That feels weird.

  10. Volume 2 of OreGairu, in contrast to my list above, is now listed on some sources as coming out in January 2017. Others still have it and vol 1 on the original dates but that is most likely just them not having been updated yet.

  11. According to the Hachette Website, Index 7 has been delayed to June…

    According to Amazon and Book Depository, respectively:

    Accel World 8 is due to release 13th December
    Asterisk War 2 is also due 13th December

  12. It’s a comprehensive list that helps keep me up to date on release. Although i’m curious to the reason as to why you’re not using things like amazon affiliate link to get some kickback to cover the site upkeep.

    • Thanks for your help, mipthehappy!
      I still see the November date for Galactic Heroes (on Amazon, B&N, and Book Dep), so I’ll hold on updating that one for now.

  13. Release dates for the first batch of J-Novel Club e-books have been announced:

    3rd December:
    Occultic;Nine Vol. 1
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Vol. 1
    Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker

    17th December:
    My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Vol. 1

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  15. Digging around preorders on Amazon, some gaps:

    June:
    – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash v1 (physical release, ISBN 978-1626926585) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626926581)
    – Kingdom Hearts II: The Novel (ISBN 978-0316471930) (https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Hearts-II-Novel-Vol/dp/0316471933/) — Being published under Yen Press’s Yen On label but not sure if it’s technically a LN or not?

    July:
    – Kagerou Daze v7 (ISBN 978-0316439640) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316439649/)
    – Durarara v7 (ISBN 978-0316439688) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316439681/)
    – Occultic;Nine v1 (ISBN 978-1626926592) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162692659X/)

    August:

    – Konosuba v3 (ISBN 978-0316468732) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316468738/)
    – Nisemonogatari v2 (ISBN 978-1942993995) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1942993994/)
    – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash v2 (Physical release, ISBN 978-1626926608) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626926603/)

    September:
    – Occultic;Nine v2 (ISBN 978-1626926615) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626926611/)

  16. Amazon’s got a bunch more preorders up – Yen Press stuff for September, October and November (including The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria – I must have missed them announcing that).

    Amazon also has more of the Seven Seas paperback releases for J-Novel stuff, including Grimgar 3 and 4 (October and December respectively – seems to be a very aggressive release schedule compared to Yen Press and Vertical)

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